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OR,

THE

WEEKLY

VISITOR

FOR THE USE AND AMUSEMENT OF BOTH SEXES. :

VOL. XIV.]

Saturday, November 16......1811.

NO. 4.

ANO, ő Novel.

The

Julia was shocked; and said,

with ineffable feeling, she was AMIABLE WIPE

grieved to hear it.' and

-And, as you seem to possess ARTFUL MISTRESS. réal feeling, you will be moreso to,

see it : and much I fear, you will An Extract from Santo S&BASTI

rt- often repent becoming an inmate

of yonder niagnificentcastle, where.

the genius of discord reigns-in the Shortly after tea, Lord Dela

person of my sister. From all more and Mr. Temple commenc strangers (I mean daily, or accied a serious engagement at back dental, visitors), it is my excellent gammon. Lady Delamore rerired;

mother's wish to conceal our sor. to weep again for those doinestic

rows: but as you are come to form misfortunes, she now believed ir one of our family, concealment remediable; and lady Theodosia

from you would be vain attempt : requested Julia to accompany her

and therefore, that you may comon her walk, Our heroine com

prehend every thing you hear, and plied : and after they had rambled

may know

my

inestimable mother for some time about the beautiful is blameless, I will give you a brief and romantic grounds, and lady history of our house ; in doing Theodosia had pointed out differ. which, perhaps you may acquire ent objects worthy of admiration, some useful information, for, in she took Julia's arm, lowered the

knowing us all, you may learn to tone of her voice, and with a seri- regulate your conduct, to avoid ous air, addressed her.

creating enemies for yourself.• from what you must have ob My father, by unfortunately served to-day, Miss De Clifford, losing both his parents at a very you doubtless believe you have early age, had no che left to him, entered a most disunited family : to whose authority he would bend, and your belief is just ; for, alas ! or submit to consider as his advisI think there can be few more un. er or his guide. The consequence happy families in existence ? was inevitable :---the impetuosity

of ungovernable passions led them knew she had a heart, her hand to become his masters: and un was given to a man not capable of controlled they have, alas! govern- long appreciating her matchless ed him in many points,even to this | merit. hour. He became,before his minority expired, a complete man of the ‘My mother's mind was too subtown ; & had plunged with avidity limated for my father's. Her exinto all kinds of libertinisms, sanc

alted virtues were not (I suppose) tioned by fashionable dissipation.

to his taste : again he sought out

abeing congenial to him; and Mrs. Unhappily for his wife and off

Monk was reinstated in his favour. spring, he found, among the aban

As time stole on, he became disdoned of our sex a Mrs. Monk ;

gusted with the metropolis; and a woman who 'so entirely fascinat for these last six years (except ed him, that serious apprehension | when parliamentary business calls were 'entertained by his family that him to town, and a love of mixing he would be so disgracefully infat

in society, solely composed of nouated as to marry her. My fatner bility, detains him a short time was, and is, a most enthusiastic

there), Delamore castle bas been adınirer of female beauty, His his constant residence ; and during uncles and sister da' ed not to ad.

this period, yon white house, peepvise him; but, availing themselves ing from amid that lofty wood, has of this admiration, contrived to let | been the habitation of Mrs. Monk. him see my mother, lady Emily Stanmore, then not fifteen, who • My mother married at the was still secluded, by a rigid fa command of an arbitrary father, ther, with her governess, tu com without affection, and without displete the plan of education he had like. Her heart, lord Delamore formed for her, and her lwo sisters || might have easily won ; for in her before her, ladies Ennerdale and bosom I have often perceived are Horatio Fitzroy. The budding the seeds of dormant affection, beauty of lady Emily, you can readi- | which a little kindness would aly believe, was transcendant: my waken, and teach to glow: although father, in one interview, felt its the neglect she at first, and the ofmagic ; and, as his family hoped, ten harsh and contemptuons treatfelt distractedly in love, and instant ment she has since, experienced, ly resolved this new fascinator might not only have indelibly fixed should be his wife. Luckily for her indifference, but awakened this determination, my grandfather resentment and hatred ;--but Ashgrove approved the match for these are inmates not to be his mere child, who was told she found in the bosom of my mother, must marry this very young, and who has ever been the meek, very handsome lord ; and, ere she || submissive, uncomplaining, suffern

ing model of excellence, as a malicious aspersions of his design. wife.....Why not say truth, at ing favourite. My angelical mò• once ?-In every way, she is perfec-ther had now to bear all the rántion. ....

cour bf her infatualed busband's

jealousy.' For years, her every • It was the interest of Mrs.

look and action were watched by Monk totally to destroy my father's

the distempered eye of suspicion, affection for my mother : but in

and the prejudiced one of malice : this attempt she could not effectu.

but so upright, so pure, was my ally succeed; for, even when he

mother's conduct, that not a betreated her most unkindly, his euing could be discovered on whom legiums upon her beauty, her un

the possibility of even a suspicion derstanding, and sweetness of dis

could glance, as favoured by her. position, to every one he mentioned his wife to, still sounded like «From the moment Selina and the language of ardent love i , and St. Orville were capable ef any when he openly forsook her, and kind of discrimination, myinfatuatwent with the vile Monk, to make ed father (under pretence of fondthe tour of Italy, he took French riess leading him to indulge in the leave of his mistress at Rome, and compsny of his children) took almost flew back to England, upon them constantly to visit Mrs. Monk, reading in a newspaper of iny mo who then resided in Green-street, ther's being indisposed. But as when this insidious woman eserted Monk failed in entirely bảnishing all her powegs to win their young his wife from my father's heart, ll affections, by every species of in: she resolved, in vengeance, to || dulgence. With Selina, she readimake her wretched. In this, alas! | ly and completely succeeded ; but she has too fatally succeeded ! with my noble brother, only until

about the period he attained his "At first, the specious fiend be seventeenth jear, when some visgan her project by introducing jea- litor at Delamo e house (wlið knew lousy into my father's too suseep my father's reprehensible conduct tible bosom ;-working upon him, in taking his children, unknown to by constantly citing the indifference my mother, to visit this infamous of lady Delamore, contrasted with woman) told St. Orville, not to her own fervent attachment; and accompany his father to Mrsi at length assuring him some other || Monk, who was a very bad woman; happy man had overcome her la who told fibs of his amiable mo. dyship’s apathy, and that he had a ther, and inade her very unhappy.' rival. Roused almost to frensy by

From this moment, it was only by this insinuation, my credulous fa force St. Orville could be dragger ther became an attentive observer; into the house of Mrs. Monk : but and then madly subscribed to the neither offers of reward, nor ac.

tual punishment could induce hiin

anc a'igmented every particle of to receive any kindnessfrom this

reseatment my fatber's breast now by hifi,abhorred woman. All

cherished. During that vacation, her presents he spurned with in

Alfred was asked no more to visit dignation, bearing, with unshrink

Mrs. Monk: he returned to Eatony ing firmness even the severe

and after being some weeks there, chastisement of his exasperated fa- land without any previous notice, ther : with the same inflexible

his allowance was suddenly reducresolution, he concealed the name

ed to one half of what he had been of his informer, and revealed not, accustomed to receive. Poor even in the sad moments bis teel

Alfred was horror-struck; for, not ing heart was agonised in anguish

aware of this reduction, he unaat his father's unkindness, a par- 1 voidably found himselfin debt, and ticle of all the misery he so hero

unable to give where charity or ically suffered to bis adored mo

generosity had claims upon him. ther, lest it should grieve her, but

His honour, his integrity, his bein her presence ever gaily smiling, nevolence. all were deeply woundwhilst his bosom was torn by se ed. He would not request a sup. cret sorrow

ply from my mother (who has * At length, my dear brother always had unlimited credit upon was sent to Eaton, where my mo

my father's banker), or any of his ther's nephew, lord De Lisle, had friends, lest it should lead to the been for some months before him, discovery of his fathers unkindness; from whom St. Orville learned

but, determined to pay his debts, Mrs. Monk was the nistress of he formed the heroic resolution his father. Horror was now add- | (for surely, in a boy of ten years ed to my brother's griefs, and old, it was heroism) of debarring when, upon the first vacation, he himself of every luxury, every rereturned home, and

creation, which boys at school defather de

my sired him to attend him to Green-light in ; and restrained from visitstreet, St. Orville, in tears, inform- ing the fruit, cake, or toy-shop, for ed lord Delamore, that not even

the honorable purpose of paying his lordship’s commands should, bis debts, and the humane one of without force, lead him to disgrace continuing a pension to a poor himself by entering the house of blind woman he had met with at his father's mistress—the destroy. Windsor ; while, as he no longer er of his virtuous, inestimable, indulged himself in those juvenile lovely mother's happiness.'

gratifications, his pride would not

suffer him to partake of them, • My father made no reply, and when offered by others. This Monk, irritated at the noble boy's I change in St. Orville was observed invincible rectitude, no doubt fed by his companions, who soon sus

pected he was siinter in money ; .. .....honinum volulars per ora. før having witnessed and partaken In order to obtain this end, he of his generosity (his charities knew that satire was more likely were, even then, when possible,

to procure a rapid sale to his book under the veil of concealmcnt), 10 than panegyric. All regard, thereone supposed the change originat- | fore, to truth, justice, honor, and ed inchoice; and, being universally humanity, was to be sacrificed, beloved, his school-fellows were whenever they came in competi. anxious to share their stores with tion with this great end." him ;--but Alfred, when he acts from principle, is adamant in firm In Dr. Hawksworth's life of ress. De Lisle, about one year Swift we find many of Orrery's older than my broiher, and bound groundless aspersions wiped away to him by the most ardent lies of from the character of the Dean, friendship, and a strong simili ude and almost everything placed, as ofdisposition, waiched atentively on far as the Dr. goes, in its preper pay.days, and soon discovered poor light; but still, many of the most Alfred's scanty means; and never important articles are omitted, and “having much himself to offer, and others still left in a very doubtful his little offers being always re

state jecked, wrote off to my uncle Ash

Dr. Johnson, who seems 10. grove, then in America, to tell him. lord Delamore allowed his

have undertaken this task, rather dear cousin, St. Orville, no more

from the necessity. he was under than a tinker would toil to give the course of his Biographical

of taking some notice of him in his son; and that he was sure, from all he had observed, that poor Al History, of the English Poels, than:

from choice. He has presented fred was as unhappy at home as his dear aunt."

us only with a short abstract of

that he found in Dr. Hawksworth, (To be Continued.)

with some observations of his own, which are far from being favoura

ble to the character of Swift." SELECTED. For the Lady's Miscellany. Thomas Sheridan's life of Swift LIFE OF JONATHAN SWIFT.

(from which the following sketch Orrery, Dr. Hawksworth, Dr. || is taken) is by far the best ever

His asser Johnson and Thomas Sheridan, offered to the public. are the principal Biographers of tions and opinions are all supportthe Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swift. 'Or-led by the most convincing proofs, rery's chief view in publishing his which, in all clispuited points, are works, was to acquire celebrity as i produced at full length. In this an author:

volumn the dark shades in Swift's

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