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For the Lady's Miscellany. and the obligations to her family and to honor, which the Marshal,

THE BIOGRAPHY OF he uncle, had been just enforcing.

Alas! Prince," said she, “I JOHN ELWES, ESQ. must give my hand to another ; but my heart is still - Go then, This gentleman, whose original said the furious Prince ; let that name was Meggol, was born 'in heart instantly follow the present | 1712, and was the nephew of Sir of the hand-I--I' will shew you Harvy Elwes, whose possessions at what it is 10 love.'--Then seizing the time of his death was supposhis sword, he was going to plunge led to be at loast two hundred and it into his heart, notwithstanding | fifty thovsand pounds. His father all the cries and efforts of the ter was an eminent brewer, in Southrified Alicia, when, in that instant, { wark, which borough his grandfahe heard an unexpected voice : ther, Sir George Veggot, repre• Stop, stop, I come lo recall you sented in parliament. At the deto life.'--7'he Prince beheld Tan cease of the uncle, this large sum guy. Ab! ny brother,' said he, il of money became the property of

you love me and would you wish the nephew, who løy will was reme to live? Do you know the quired to assume the name and horors that surround me?-_I arms of Elwes. Then he suce know all; I know that the Marshaj | ceeded to his uncle's fortune, he has secured the duke in his inter- had advanced beyond his fortieth est. But the Constable, your un.

year, and for fifteen years previous cle, has sent for you. He has had to that period he was known in the a long conversation-with che Duke, more fashionable circles of the and I doubt not was successfuli's motropolis. Hie had always a pro*My brother! Is it possible ? Shall pensiiy for play, and it was late in Alicia yot be 'inine? And you,

life that he glow digasted at the Madam--you weep-divine mis- practice. This arose from his tress of my heart, forgive-forgive paying always, and not being alme if I have appeared to doubt ways paid. At an carly period he your love.. Ah! Prince,' said was sent to Westminster school, Marlemoiselle de Dinan, “how where he remained tea or twelve cruel have you been! But go-- years, and was allowed to be a good claim the protection of the Count classical schoolar, though it is conoi Richmond. Let him gain the fidentially said that he never read Duke-let him prevail upon my afterwards. From Westminster "uncle--and you will see whether | school, Mr. Elwes removed to Alicia can love.

Geneva. where he soon entered (To be Continued.) juto pursuits more agreeable to

him than study. The riding mas.

with the most fashionable & profliter of the academy, there, had gare men of the age, he would quit been to boast, perhaps, three of the the splendid scene,& walk out about best riders in Europe ; Mr. Wors-four in the morning to Smitnfield, in , ley, Mr. Elwes, and Sir. Sidney meet his own cattle which were Meadows. The connexions whick coming to market from, Hayden he formed at Westminster school, | Hall,a farm of his.in Essex. There and at Geneva, together with his would this same man throw aside own large fortune, all conspired to his habits of dissipation, &,standing introduce Mr. Elwes (then Mr. l in the cold or rain, haggle wish a Meggot) into whatever society he carcass butcher for a shillingchose. He was admitted a mem.

When his cattle did not arrive at ber of the club at Arthur's, and the expected hour, he would walk many other fashionable haunts, of on in the mire to meet them; and the day. Few men, eyen from more than once he has travelled his own acknowledgment, played on foot the whole way to his farm, deeper than himself, and with such without stopping, which was sevarious success; he once continued venteen miles from London, after to play two days & a night without sitting up the whole of the night. intermission; and the room being Mr. Elwes generally travelled on a small one, the party were near

borseback, having first taken care ly up to their knees in cards. The to put two or three eggs boiled late duke of Northumberland, who hard into his great coat pocket, or was no starter upon these occasions any scraps of bread he could find; was of the party. Had Mr. Elwes then, mounting one of his hunters received all he won, he would have be made the best of his way out been much richer.; but the sums of London, into that road where which were owing to him, even by turnpikes werethc least numerous. very noble names were not liquid- Next stopping under any hedge, ated. On this account he was a where he saw grass for his horse, very great loser by play; the the. and a little water for himself, he ory which he professed, that it would sit down and refresh bimself was impossible to ask a gentleman and his animal. From his seat at . for money,' he perfectly performed || Marcham, in Berkshire, he went by the practice, and he never vio to reside at the mansion house of lated this feeling lo the latest hoar his late uncle, at Stoke, in Suffolk.. of his lifc. It is curious to remark Here he first began to keep foxthat, even at this period of Mr. hounds; and his stable of hunters, Elwes' life, how he conerived to at that time, was said to be the mingle small attempts at saying, best in the kingdom. This was with objects of the most unbound the only instance, in his whole life. ed dissipation. After sitting up a of his sacrificing money to picasure, whole night at play for thousands,ll but even herecvery thing was con

dacied with the utmost parsimony. lido as I do ;' offering at the same Mr. Elwes bad an equal aversion time, from his great coat pocket, to an inn on the road, & an apoche- a piece of old crushed pancake, cary's bili ; therefore, when he which he had brought from Maronce received a dangerous kick chiam two months before but, that firom one of his horses, nothing it was good as new. As Mr. could prevail on him to have any Elwes linew little of accounts, and assistance He rode the chase never reduced his affairs to writing through, with his leg cut to the he was obliged,inthe disposalof his Lone; and it was not till some money, to trust much to his memdays afterwards, when it was fcarory, and still more to the sugges. ed amputation would be necessary tions of other people. Hence he that he consented to repair 10 supplied every person who had a London, and part with a few guin want or scheme, with an apparent eas for advice. Though he made high interest, whether, the pro . frequent excursiops to Newmarket jector was knavishor honest. Hence he never engaged on the turf. A

are to be reckoned visions of eliskindness, however, which he per

tant propesty in America, phan, formed there merits notice. Lord

toins of annuities on lives that Abingdon, who W.is slighily known

could never pay, &c. by wkich he to Mr. Elwes in Berkshire, had

is supposed, in the course of his made a match for 70001. which it

life, to have lost about 150,000). was susposed he would be obliged Mr. Elwes, from his father, Mr. to forfeit, from an inability to pro.

Maggot, bad inherited some produce the sum, through the odds

perly in houses in London: To were greatly in his favour. Mr:

this property he added greatly by Elues, unsolicited, made him an building Great part of Marybone offer of the money, which he ac soon called him her funder. çepted and won the engagemeni. Portland place,and Portland square, On Nic day the maich was to be the riding houses and stables of the run, a clergy man had agreed to Life Guarde, and houses 100 nitaccompany Mr. Elwes to sce, the

merous to be mentioned, all' rose fate of it.' linagining they were out of his pocket. llc had resided to breakfast at Newiñarket, the about thirteen years in Suffolk, Bentleman took no refreshment. when, on the dissolution of parAfter the bet was decided, Mr. iliament, he was chosen for BerkElwes still continued to ride about i shire, having been proposed by till the hour of four, at which tiine Lord Craven. He did nut object

10 the nomination, as he was to that he mentioned something of be brought in for tiothing. All bis the keen air of Newinarket heath, expense e:insisted in dining at the and the comforts of a good dinner. ordinary at Reading, and he got Very true,' riploi Elwes, 'so bere into parliament for about eighteen,

his reverence grew so impatiene

pence. He now returned to his , desire of saving was. become un i seat at Marcham, relinquished his form and systematic. He still rode hounds, and distributed them a about the country on an old brood mong some farmers. He was ap mare, but he rode her very econproaching the sixtieth year of his omically on the turf adjoining the agelwhen he thus entered upon road, without putting himself to; public life.

In three suceessive the expense of shoes. In the ad.. parliamenishe was chosen for vance of the scason, his morning: Berkshire, and sat about twelve employment was to pick up chips, . years in the house. To his hon- || sticks, or bones, and put them in, or be it said, that in every vole, he his pocket to carry to the fire. proved himself an independent During the harvest he would acountiygentleman, wishing neither muse himself with going into the post nor rank, wanting no emolu. fields to glean the corn on the ment, and being perfectly consci.grounds of his own tenants. When entions. When Mr. Llwes quitted he had his river diawn, though parliament, he was, in the familiar sometimes horse loads of small phrase,' a fish out of water.' lle fish were taken, not one would he had for some years been a meni suffer to be thrown iq again. ber of a card club, at the Mound Game, io tlic last slate of putrecoffee house, and, by a constant at

faction would he continue to eat. tendance on this meeting, he con In short, whareyer Cervanics or soled himself for the loss of his Molier have piclu ed, in their most seat. The play was moderale and sportive moods of avarice in the ex. he enjoyed the fire and candle at a treme was realized or surpassed general expense. Still, however, by Elwes, though then supposed he retained sone fondness for play, to be possessed of ubout a million. and he imagined that he had a The 18th of November, 1789 clos: thorough knowledge of picquet. Ited the life of this extraordinary was his misfortune to meet with a man, who left by will (of property gentleman who thought the same and estates not entailed,) the sum of himself, und on inuch better of 500,0001. to hisiwonatural sons, grounds ; for after a contest of George and John Elwes. two days and a night, Mr. Elwes rose the loser of three thousand

DANGER INCOMPLAINING pounds, which was paid by a draft on Messrs. Hoares. This was the • WHEN I have a cold in my Jast folly of the kind that he was head,' said a gentleman in compaguiity of. At length he relii ed 10. ny,; I am remarkably dull and 814his seat at Stoke, where no gleam prid'--' You are much to be pitied of favourite passion, or any lay of then, sir,' replied another,' for I amusement, broke through the con't remember eyer 10 have seen, gloom of penury. His insiatiable Hi you without a cold in your heada!

For the Lady's Miscellany.

ing sonie upright stakes into the

ground and then built up the midMr. Editor

dle to about the height of three Should the following extract

feet and an half with billets of wood (from Campbells Narrative) be deemed

The dead husband, who, from his worthy the columns of your admired Miscellany it is offered for insertion by appearance, seemed to be about

T. L. S. sixty years of age, was lying close

by, stretched out on a bier, made Description of the ceremony of of Bamboo canes. Four Bramins the Gentoo Women burning walked io procession three times themselves with the bo

round the dead body, first in a didies of their Hus

rection contrary to the sun and afbands.“

tcrwards other three times in a die This day, I went to see a Gen recion with the sun, all the while toa woman resign herself to be muttering incantations; and at Durned along with the corps of each round or circuit they made, her deceased husband, The place | they ontwisted, and immediately fixed upon for this tragic scene, agaja twisted up the small long was a small islet on the bank of lock of hair which is left unshaven one of the branches of the river

at the back of their heads. Some cavery, about a mile to the North-lo her Bramins were in the mean ward of the fort of Janjore. When time employed in sprinkling water I came to the spot, I found the out of a green leaf rolled up like a victim, who appeared to be not cup, tipon a small heap of cakes of above sixteen,sitting on the ground dry rowdung, with which the pile dressed in the Genioo manner, with was afterwards to be set on fire, an à white cloth wrapped round her, old Bramin sat at the North-east some white flowers like Jessamins corner of the pile upon his hams hanging round her neck, and some with a pair of spectacles on, readof them hanging from her hair. ing, I suppose, the shaster, or their There were about twenty women scriptures, from a book composed sitting on their hamś round her, of cajan leaves. Having been preholding a white handkerchief, ex sent now nearly an hour, I enquired tended horizontally over her bead when they meant to set the pile on 10 shade her from the sun which fire : they answered in about two was excessively hot, it being then hours. As this spectacie was about noon. At about 20 yards most melancholy, and naturally front where she was sitting, and struck me with horror, aud as I facing her there were screral Bra had only gone there to assure moy. mins busy in constructing a pile self of the truth of such sacinfices with billets of firewood : the pile | being made, I went away towards was about eight feet long and four the fort after I was gone about broad. They first began by dris, five hundred yards they sent some

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