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have ever been to this enchant.. in ihe country, that none but art, and I am in lebied to it for the servant, who is faithful to the semitigation and repression of feel crei, dare approach near the place; ings, that would othorwise exhanst we have consequently hitherto, my shattered frame. You have

sarc by yourself, rčinained undiswitnessed the severe struggles of covered, and even unsuspected. Temorsc, which at times agitate this amicie, heart ; you have like

Such, my friend is the history wise seen the soothing and salutary

of my crimes and sufferings, and effects of harmony. My Caroline's

such the causes of the phenomena voice and harp have thus repeated. you have beheld to-night-but ly 'lulled to repose the fever of a

see, Courtenay, my lovely Caroline, wounded spirit, the workings near

she to whom, under heaven I am ly of despair. A state of mind

indebted for any portion of tran'friendly to derotion die rotion, and no longer quility I yet enjoy, is approaching

to meet us. at'ware' with itself, is usually the

I can discern her by effect of sweet and pathetic strains;

the whiteness of her robes, gliding it is then I think myself forgiven;

down yon distant aisle.' it is then I seem to hear the gen Caroline had become apprehentle accents of my Maulda, in con

sive of her brother, and had stolen 'cert with the heavenly tones; they from the dormitory, with a view of. whisper of eternal peace, and sen

chec:ing a conversation, which sations of unutterable' pleasure she was afraid would prove loo steal thro' every nerve.

affecting for his spirits. Edward

beheld her as shedrew Bearprather " When such is the result, when

as a bcing from the blest, the mesperce and piety are the offspring of the act, you will not woader at

senger of peace and virtue, than riy visits to this melanchoy ruin ;

as partaking of the faculties of soon as the shades of evening have humanity. If the beauties of her spread their friendly cover, twice

person had before interested him

in her favor, her conduct toward a week we hasten hither from

the unhappy Clifford had giveni "cur cottage a scene, similar to

hin the fullest conviction of the what you have been a spectator of

purity and goodness of her heart, -to-night, takes place, and we re

of the strength and energy of her - tire to rest, in the little rooms

mind, and from this moment he which we have rendered habitable

determined if possible, 10 secure in the dormitory. In the morning,

an interest in a bosom so fraught very early, we quit the house of

with all that could exalt and decopenitence and prayer, and such is

rate the lot of life. the dread which the occasional glimmerings of light,&the sounds He was compelled, however, of distant music baye given birth lal though reluctantly, to take leave

ci his friends for the night, undy ought to be carefully guarded abasten to remove the extreme a gainst, and firmly resisted, as larm into which his servants had otherwise we may incensable be been thrown by his unexpected led into the most reprehensible detention. They had approached || errors, the effects of which may as near as their fears would per prove fatal to all our future peace mít them, to the abbey, for lo cn and happiness. ter its i recincts was indeed they thoughl too daring for mari, and

Charies Euston 'and Frederic had there exerted all their strength,

Barlow, having been cducated in though in vain, in repeatedly call.

the samne public seminary; had come ing him by his name. It was

tracted an intimacy with eachothor therefore with a joy, little short of

which increased every day into the madness, they again bcheld their

closest connection and with their masier, wlió as soon as these

ripening years produced the warmsymptoms of rapture had subsided,

est and most enthusiastic friendhad great difficulty in repressin ship. In their youthful sports


they their curiosity, which was on full

inseperable, and stretch for information from ano

they seemed to posseśs their

Neithier world.

little property in common.

ther could want any thing that beIt may here pei haps be neces.

longed to the other, for the no. sary to add that time, and the soothing attentions of his beloved his companion it was at his dispos

ment his wish was discovered by sister, restored at length to perfecta. Io their business in the Feace, and to the almost certain

school, each aided the other 10 the hope of pardon from the Deity, the

utmost of his abiliiy; and in any nitherto agitated mind of Clifford.

ittle dispute with their companions I can add also that time saw

they invariable look part with each the union of Caroline and Edward, and that with them at the hospita- ' to more mature yaers, the same

other. When they had obtained ble mansion of the Courtenays, 1 disinteres!ed friendship continued Clifford passed the remainder of

between them; and though they his duys.

were now sometimes separated Concluded.)

fiom each other for considerable

intervals, an espistolary correspondTHE UNEXPFCTED

ence mainlained their inviolable

connection; and tveir temporary DECLARATION.

separations seemed only to render A Talc.

their attachment to each other still The first temptations and in- | note close and strong. clination to serve from the paths When a few yaars had thus ? Honor and propriety of codicu il passe l 09, a dore tender and more

forcible passion than that of liiend- ;' iue beau:ies and adınirable qua;ship arose in the breast of Mr. ities of his mistress ; he had taken Luston. He had seen Amelia War- | it for merely the rhapsodiy of a love ton. He saw, and he admired; he er who had been blinded to dea admired, and he loved; he loved, fects by his passion : but when and he sougit hor approbation of he beheid Amclia, he was so struok his passion. This bis sincere and at the first sight of her, that all the natural expresshos of his ardent eulogiums of his friend appeared aflection soon obtained ; or Amelia to him poor and barren in comwas 'no coquett, and a stranger 10 | parison with her excellence. The affectation. With a most delicate more lię gazed, and the more he modestý, and in a language which conversed with her, the more he the heart well understands,slicgave admired her; and this admiration lier consent that he should love soon bccame a most violent pasher; and Mr. Euston felt a happi- i sion, which might be called love, ness uttcrlytınknown,ta hion before.

could that name be given to what He seemed 'as it were to be born is contrary to every obligation of into a new world, a new world of honor, to every elaim of friendship. transcendent felicity.

Though the solemn union of hands

had not absolutely taken place beIn his next letter to his friend

tween Mr. Eustoa and Amclia, Frederic, he communicated to him

Mr. Barlow know weil that their his happiness. He described his

hearts were pledged to each other: lovely Amelia in the most glowing and his conscience could not but and rapturouis la; uage. He ex

tell him that it was base and even pariated on the delicacy of her

criminal in no small degree to atmanners, the gentleness of her

lempt to break such a bond espedisposition, & the bcnign goodness cially when it could only be done of her heart. In short she for- by acting in the most treacherous med almost the only subject of his

manner towards the man with letter; for as he could think of

whom he had always lived in, hanothing else, so of nothing else

bits of the strictest and most árcould he writé.

dent friendship.

But Mr. Barlow did not attempt A short time after Vir. Barlow to restrain his reprehensible pasmade a visit to his friend Euston sion, but suffered it to increase upand was by him introduced to the on him till he formed the perfidiidol of his heart, the charming ous design to supplant, if possible, Amelia. Fatal, alas ! was the his friend. He found some opintroduction to all the parties. portuniyes of being with Amelia Mr. Barlow had smiled at the when Mr. Euston was not present, ranegyric of his friend George, on for the generous disposition of the

latter prevented his perceiving or filious assailant, ld confusion and even suspecting the designs of his terror on that of Amelia, rendered now treacherous friend. On these them all three for some moinents occasions he always spoke !o her silent. At length, the injured lover very slightingły of Mr. Elston, and having enquiied of Amelia what cndeavoured 10 irsinuate that he had passed, and been imperfectly was isy no means the man he ap informed by her as well as the expeared to be either in character, treme agitauio) she'suffered would disposiion, or properiy. When permit, burst forth in a torrent of he hoped that by these suggestions the bitterestieproaches on the base lic had made sone imp.ession on attempler 10 supplanı him in the her, he took an oportunity, when affections of herhc held dearer than they were alone in a park near the

his life. Barlow, enraged at the residence of Mr. Euston, to throw

detection, and the contemp ible himself in a suppliant posture, and

situation in which he was placed, make a most vehement declaration answered with equal vchemence of his passion. Amelia was thun and asperity, and fiom mulual inder-struck, and stood like one al- || vectives they passed, noi indeed 10. most <leprived of sense. When she immediate blows, but to a chalhad recovered herself a little from lenge to decide their fatal dispute the first shock, she endeavoured with pistols. In despite of all the to get from him : but he forcibly | entreatics, of all thc adjurations of detained her, and behaved as if the agonised Amelia, they met, frantic; while she trembled in according to appointment, a few the utmost agitation, and cried out hours afterwards. At the first aloud for assistance, under the

fire each wounded his antagonist. strongest impressions of fear for Mr. Euston received the ball in his her person.

body, and Mr. Barlow in the upper

part of the arm. Mr. Euston's It chanced that at this very time wound appeared at first the most Mr. Luston had unexpectedly re

serious ; but the bone of Mr. Bare turned home, and was coming in lows arm being shattered, and to the park in quest of his dear mortification beginning to make Amelia and his friend. He heard its appearance, he was obliged to her cries with equal astonishment suffer amputation.

The ball was and alarm, and hastily rushing for

extracted from Mr. Euston's wards to lie spol, found that his wound, and he seemed to be in no. bosom frieud in whom he never danger, but in a few months it apcould have conceived the existence peared that some intc: nal part of of treachery, was the author of the consequence had been so much in. assault. Rage and indignation on | jured as to produce a rapid decline, the part of Mr. Euston, surprise to which he fell a victim in less dirin: 2 n the part of the per

thian a twelvc.month. .Amelia,

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from the shock she bad-experienc. || that, to use his own words, . he
ed, and the effect of immoderate would one day increase the splon-
grief for his lors, survived him but dour of the name of Pilt.'.
a little more than a year; and the
bitter remcrse which rent the

His classical knowledge Mr. heart of the suffering Barlow, I Pilt acquired under the care of a when he recoilected the mischier private lutor at Burton-Pynsent, , he had occasioner!, rendered him, the seat of his father ; and the earl perhaps, more to be pitied than took great pleasure in teaching those who ludended their sorrows

him while yet a youth to argue by death.

with logical precision, and lo

speak with clegance and force. Such was the scene of misery lie bimself liequently entered into occasioned by not restraining the disputations with him, and enviolence of an improper and discouraged him to converse with honorable pascion on its first apo others upon subjects far above 1 carance.

what could be expected from his
years 1, the management of

these arguments his father wouid

never cease to press

him with dilo

ficulties, nor would he permil him of the line of the late l'oncrable

10 stop till the subject of conien. WILIIAN PITT.

tion was complutely exhausted. By

being inui ed 10 this method, the WILLIAM Pitt was the youngsga acquired that quality which is cst son of the illustrious earl of of the first consequence in public . Chatham, and was born on the 28th life--a sudicient deiee of firm. of May 1759, when his father's ness a:d presence of inwd. as well glory was at its zenith ; and when, as a ready delivery, in which he j:)

consequence of the wisdom of was wonderfully aided by nature. his counscis and the vigour and promptitude of his decisions, Bri At between 14 and 16 ycars of rish valnur was triuinphant in ev. age, he was placed under the care ery part of the globe. On the ac of a very vorthy and enlighiened ression of his present majesty, ciergyman. Mr. (now Dr.) Wilthat great statesman rctired from son, and sent to Peinbioke college the situation which le had so ho; - Cambridge ; where he was adorably fied, and consigning his mitted under the tuition of Messrs. 11.o elucst sons to the care of Turner und Pietryman (he former others, devoted the whole of his now Dr. Tuner, dean of Norwich; time to the education of Williani, the latter bishop of Lincoln). These on a strong, and, as the event | able men stcuuded in the utmost s1.wed, a wcii-founded persuasion, of licor quiver the intentions of

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