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of the customs of the country, and respect- perature of Eugene's blood, which the effect fully accosted the fair stranger, and she her- of the wine had rendered more than usually selt, when she gave him a hearty welcome.
The wind gently kissed the trees, They chatted for a long while together, on and nothing was heard but the sound of thcir subjects which were in all probability more own footsteps, and the roaring of the disinteresting to themselves, than they would tapt cascades. Mimili's form floated through be to the reader. Eugene was a traveller, a the air, and bounded among the shrubs, like a soldier, and a man of the world, and there- chamois on its natire mountains. As if infore was not at a loss to render himself fluenced by the gaiety of the moment, she agreeable. While Mimili spoke with a be- became a lively and frolicsome romp. At witching though sometimes a child-like sim. this instant the effects of the wine made plicity, at others she would express herself Eugene forgetful of the old man's parting with the fluency and elegance of a well-bred injunction ; indeed, one miglit have fancied and accomplished lady. Her words, as they he had never paid any attention to it at all, flowed from her rosy lips, sounded more For Mimili caught hold of his hands, and sweetly to his ear, and thrilled in his heart, pressing them to her bosom, she said, in a than any he had ever yet listened to. In a tone that might bave melted the rock they short time, they became as familiar as they were standing on, “ Don't forget yourself, would, had they been in this country, after a I am but a weak girl, who my father has twelvemonth's courtship: “What is your trusted with a brave heart and a strong arm. pame, ench anting girl," exclaimed Eugene. She lifted her large blue eyes upwards, and “Father calls me love, but the neighbours then shot him a glance so full of tenderness Mimili.” Having made her acquainted with and confidence, that had more effect upon his name and profession, she invited him to him than a chapter of Plato, or the best spend the evening with her father, whose sermon that ever was preached on morality. heart, and what was more, his doors, were The self-denial that that glance occasioned, always open for a soldier's welcome. What was sutlicient to quality him for a place in in the world could you refuse to such a girl! the next edition of Fox's Book of Martyrs. how was it possible, therefore, that he could Mimili then thought it high time to retire; deny her. So, consenting to her offer, she and after showing her gallant guest into his took his arm, and led the way to her father's chamber, wished him farewell for the night, dwelling, who, upon a very unceremonious after extorting from him, merely for her introduction, seized Eugene's hand, and futher's sake, not to leare them till the bestowed on it a squeeze, wbich, if its sin- morping. cerity may be judged from its fervour, one When the morning came, Mimili invited might suppose was really a very friendly one. him to breakfast. They determined on So inuch so, that the young gentleman taking their morving repast at the front of thought, that although he was seized, accord- the house : the table was accordingly laid ing to the description of Mimili, by an iudi out there, and Eugene thought he never vidual who was the incorporation of all the drank such delicious coffee as that which cardinal virtues, he at the moment considered Memili's hands had prepared. he was under the influence of a powerful While they were yet enjoying their meal, the vice.
appearance of Mimili, as frolicksome as one At her father's request, Mimili covered of her own kids, or else the savour of the the table with an excellent supper, together breakfast table, called forch the whole of her with a liberal portion of wine. The old subjects, cocks, hens, turkeys, geese, (the gentleman seemed so enthusiastic an adhe- latter are generally among the train of a rent to the cause of his country, that with pretty woman's adorers) pigeons, and ducks the assistance of Eugene, the bottles were of all sizes and colours. At the sight of more than once emptied and replenished in their favourite, they gobbled, cackled, cooed wishing it success, and bestosving on it a and crowed with delight, hardly giving them, variety of the most loyal and cordial senti. selves time to swallow the grain her small ments, till, for reasons best known to him- white hand so bountifully distributed. self, he thought it most prudent to retire, The ducks waddled as far as their fat giving the young people a hint, not to be too would let them to her side, while the cocks long in following:
and hens recounted all that had happened in What,” says our traveller, in a tone the farm-yard during the previous 24 hours. which was difficult to tell whether he was Mimili did not seem the least delighted; in earnest or in jest, you do not intend, do she had such a kind word for each, that you, to trust your daughter with me alone?” Eugene would willingly have transformed
The happy father smiled, and said, “The himself into a bantom-cock for the sake of man that has served h is king, and bled for being so endearingly addressed. While the the honour of his country, is a safe guardian old man's eyes in silent rapture hung, upon for a woman's honour! Was not this his child. appeal more home-thrusting than the most Independent of feeding poultry with such eloquent harangue, or the most pathetic re a grace, Mimili could dance, sing, and playmonstrance to a soldiers breast?
divinely, and had, moreover, received a very It was a warm but delicious evening. The superior education. Thus' attacked both dewy balm that floated in the air and covered mentally and corporeally, it was no wonder the flowers, in some degree cooled the tem- that Eugene's heart surrendered ; he be
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219 came violently attached, and determined to try for orders, falling late into a village in sacrifice the opinion of the world and make Lancashire, where he intended to quarter the lovely girl his wife. He had from her that night, met a Scottish pedlar coming out met with so many repeated proofs of affec- of it, as if just entering op his journey. The tionate regard, that he doubted not of her rider enquired, what induced him to travel unqualified consent; the only difficulty was by night, and whether he had any reason for to ohtain the old man's, who would not like quitting, so untimely, a town in which he to lose the society of his only child, and go himself
purposed to lodge. Enter not, says down the hill of life unattended by her whom the pedlar, (after surveying him with disorhe had led up.
Why look ye, sir,” said dered looks) approach" not that accursed the old man, when he made the proposal, place, where I have been imprisoned this “I have not yet known you a week, but inonth by sorcery, and from which I am now hang me if I think there's á honester fellow making my escape. The curiosity of the breathing. Give me your hand ; I know well Londoner being alarmed, he, with the ut:the jade has no dislike for you. My girl's most civility, requested of the other to give no fool, depend upou it; she knows a well- him some information in what his own safety bred soldier from a country clod-hopper. might be so nearly concerned; and finding And although I have thought what a dear him continue his pace onward, he turned his thing it would be to have my declining years horse's head and accompanied him. tended by my sweet girl-d-these tears, He gathered ere long from the Scotsman, what do they want here?-and although you that he had been fascinated (to the ruin of destroy that hope, the girl is your's But his affairs) by a potent witch in that town, stop-110t yet. 'You are both of you as yet who detained him there to satisfy her lasciyoung : your acquaintance is but short: vious desires, and had threatened his life if your attachment may not be as permanent he attempted to leave her: he related many as it is violent. Therefore my resolution is, incredible actions of hers, and confessed. that you shall not be man and wife till this that she was to him very desirable, though day twelvemonth.”
both old and ugly. After that assertion "It would be worth a physiognomist's at- (replies the Englishmair, smiling) you need tention to examine the face of the traveller produce no proof of the witchcraft of your when he thus heard his sentence pronounced. mistress; but let me prerail on you not to One would think, by its length, his muscles prosecute your journey this untoward evenmust have been very elastic. All bis intreaties ing; let us both, on the contrary, venture to and logic were throwu away; lie found the return to the formidable village; where I, old man quite inexorable. As for Mimili, she who fear not witches nor wizards, will take declared herself quite resigned to the will you under protection to-night, and help of her father, although her blue eyes neither you too, far on your way to-morrow, by looked so brilliant nor her face so gay, and adopting a Prussian manœuvre, called although she coiucided with Eugene, that a among us ride-and-tye. These persuasives “ twelvemouth was a long wbile."
were so opportunely seconded by a rising It was not the waiting all this time that storm, that the North-Briton, however remade Eugeve low-spirited; he had other luctant, complied. They repaired to the
God kuows, says he, what may better inn of the town, bespoke a good suptranspire during this year of probation. Sup. per, drank plentifully of wine, and lay, for pose some Swiss bumpkin, with as much security, not only in the same bed-chaniber, money as I have impudence, with as good a but in the same bed too. fortune as my appetite, during the mean The sweet laudanum of the grape soon time, should offer himself, faith! I shall closed the eyes of the travellers, but those stand but a poor chance with thc old man, of the Soutli-Briton were presently unsealed with all his friendship and fellow-feeling. by an influx of sudden light; when, looking (To be concluded in our next.) uj', he sees (with surprise and terror) two
old women seated on the bed, one of whom
holds a candle and a bowl, the other a THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES. butcher's knife and a sponge. And this, (Said to be founded on facts.)
sister, (says the hag with the naked knife)
pointing tự the pedlar, is my false love, who Since the unlucky expiration of the statute has determined to abandon me; and there against witchcraft, at a time when the infi- lies staring liis adviser and guardian, whom delity of the age would not hear of its reri I shall make repent of his officiousness and val, and the general discountenance of the incredulity. The witches immediately seized equitable trial by water-ordeal of persons the Scot, who continued fast asleep, and cut suspected of that wickedness, diabolic sor his throat from ear to ear, receiving, every cerers are reported to have sprung up again drop of blood in the bowl, afterward they in several parts of England, and particularly stopped the wide gash with the sponge, in that county whose soil used best to agree which they together thrice adjured to beware with them; of which such as doubt may pe- of wnter, and then disappeared. ruse, if they are so disposed, the subsequent As soon as the surviving tradesman was narrative :
in a condition to make use of his senses, he The rider of a London shop-keeper, who became aware of, the desperate situation he was some time ago dispatched into the coun was in: his fellow-traveller would be found
murdered by his side, and who could be HOGARTH AND HIS MERRY lieve his true account of the bloody transac
COMPANIONS. tion ? He resolved therefore to quit the inn before light, and called for his horse to be
(Concluded from p. 184.) made ready; but fainted away, on being AFTER this we left the Swans, aud went told by the hostler that his wanting to go at to see to the washing of our shirts up town. that time looked very suspicious; how did They having had no time to dry, we took he know that he had not cut his bed-fellow's them wet, and got them dried and iroued throat?: When the unhappy rider recovered, at the next town. At ten we left Queenhe summoned all his fortitude, and passed borough; the morning delightful, the coun. the remains of the horrid night in trying, in try pleasant, through which we agreeably vain, to reconcile himself to the ignomini- passed up to the Minster, a little village ou ous death that impended over his innocence, the highest part of the islavd. We laboured
It was broad day, and the hostler knocked hard in climbing the bill to the church-yard, at the chamber-door to tell him that his it being very steep. We saw there, on a horse was now saddled; but as he was in wooden rail over a grave, this epitaph : capable of answering, the fellow continued thundering so long, that at last the pedlar
“ Here Interrd Geo. Anderson doth lye, started up, and cursed him heartily for
By fallen on an Anchor he did Dve awaking him out of the soundest sleep he
In Sheerness Yard en Good Friday, ever enjoyed. His astonished and overjoyed
The sixth of Aprill I Do say. companion runs to the bed, and drawing
All you that read my Allegy, be rapidly the curtains, surveys him with eager
Ready for to dye.-Aged alwaies 42
Years. eyes, and beholds him whole and well, without any appearance of a wound, of a scar, or Our landlord at the George got us the church a sponge.
key; we entered, and saw Lord Cheyne's The two travellers then agreed to take the monument, the Spanish ambassador's, and advantage of the morning, and to proceed that of Lord Shoreland. (No. 7th, a horidirectly on their way; and the pedlar mount- zontal figure at full length, being the ambased the horse the first, consonantly to the sador's effigy, drawn by Mr. Scott,) Hogarth rules of good-breeding. When the rider (no drew Lord Shoreland (No. 8th, a horizontal rider then) came up to his horse, he found his one, face at the right, as was the other at chum with it, having some bread and cheese the left hand, a horse's head and a back(taken out of his pack) before him, and a bone at the feet.) Here is related a long spring of transparent water in view. He ac- story of Lord Shoreland's meeting a crowd ceded to the invitation; and in breakfasting in the church-yard about a priest who retold his companion, he had last night had the fused burying a corpse without payment of most terrible dream he ever experienced: the fee, which provoked his honour so much, and I (returns the other in lasty interrup- that he bid the mob throw the priest into tion) have had no pleasant one, for I dreamt the grave alive, and bury him, which they my throat was cut; however, will you pledge did. Lord Shoreland, fearing púuishment of me, (continues he) for, want of better liquor, the law for this action, and Queen Elizabeth in this salubrious stream? and, so saying, being theu on board ship at the Nore, wheu dips his cann in the spring; buit (0 horrible our feet went out to oppose the Spanish and unutterable !) the poor pedlar had no armada, he swam to her ship, and presented sooner swallowed one gulp of the fatal a petition for pardon. She read it at the water, than the magic sponge dropt out, the ship's side, and granted it. He then swam gaping wound in his throat disclosed itself, back to Sheppy Island, lauded, and being and he fell down a lurid corpse at the feet of told by an old woman that still his horse his petrified friend.
should be his death, to prevent it, he drew The survivor could contrive nothing bet- his sword and killed the poor animal; the ter, for himself and the deceased, than 10 horse became a skeleton, being thrown by bury him secretly in a wood that grew near: the waves to and fro the shore. Some years where, when accident shall discover, some after, my lord, with his friends, walking on twenty years hence, this skeleton, the zealots the shore, espied the skull, bones, and refor justice may possibly (let the supposition mains of the horse, related the story of the not prove prophetic!) substitute an insiti- old woman, happened to kick the skull, and tious couvict in the room of the murderous so hurt one of his toes that it mortified and witches, whose power, great as their killed him. This account is so firmly believed wickeduess, will doubtless keep them un- here, that a very fine gilt horse's head is discovered and unsuspected.
placed as a weathercock on the churchsteeple, and the figure of a horse on the spindle over that weathercock.
We dined at the George, stayed till four, STOMACHIC TIME-PIECE.
then left Minster, and walked io Sheerness,
hired a bumboat, and at five set sail for "The time for the rich to eat,” said a Gravesend. The wind blew a fresh gale at Turkish physician, " is when they are' E. by S. Scott grew very sea-sick, and did hungry; and for the poor, when they have what was natural in such cases. Soon after, an thing to eat.”
Hogarth grew sick and uneasy, which aug.
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221 mented by our stopping; and Tothall went faithfully discharged it; and the foregoing on board Captain Robinson's, one of the journal was the work of E. FÓRREST. custom-house sloops, riding in Holy Haven, The veracity of this MS. is attested by us, who furnished him with some milk punch,
WILLIAM HOGARTH, and us with fire to light our pipes, which
SAMUEL SCOTT. was greatly wanted. It rained hard all the
WILLIAM TOTHALL. voyage. Porpoises were rolling in pursuit
JOHN THORNHILL. and one got so bear the shore, as made us think he would stay there, but he Account of the Expenses nf the Expedition. got off again.
£. $. d. About seven of our sick passengers being To paid at Darkhouse, Billingsgate 0.08 recovered we sailed merrily, and sang Sir
Pint of Genera
10 Johụ Pishoken, and several other songs and
The Watermen to Gravesend 0 5 0 tunes ourselves, and our cockswain sung us
The Barber do.
0 0 10 several sailors' songs. But our notes were
2 2 snon changed by our vessel running on the
Beer on the road to Rochester 0 0 9 Blye sand, where she stuck fast, although Shrimps at Chatham
09 we were alınost in the middle of the chan At the Gunnery and the Dock 0 0 6 nel. It was then tide of ebb, and wanting A Bill paid at Rochester 17 3 an liour of flood, which gave us some con At Upnor for Information
0 3 cern, believing we should be forced to con At the Smack Alehouse, . 0 4 3 tinue there some time, and bear the beat
0 1 8 ing of the winds and waves. But, by the
0 il 6 industry of the sailors, and Tothall's assisting
At Mother Hubbard's at Green 0 3 0 skill, we got off in a short time, though with Passage over to Sheerness 0 2 10 some difficulty; and the wind proving fa Lobsters at Queenborough
| 6 vourable, arrived at Gravesend at ten. We
Two Pots of Beer to the Sexton 0 6 supped and drank good wine, and imagined For Dinner, &c.
6 6 all our adventures and mirth'ended. It hap To the poor Sailors
0 1.0 pened, however, that a great coat which
2 6 Scott had borrowed for this expedition, and For Lodgings and Maid 0 4 6 left at Gravesend, travelling without it, Washing Shirts
18 could not on our arrival be found. This,
9. 2 which was grief to him, was sport to us;
13 but he soon surmounted his uneasiness, and Boat to Gravesend
0 7 0 grew as merry as we were. Thus we con Barber do.
0 1 2 tinued till pretty late, and then went to bed. Passage-boat to Somerset House 0 5 6
Wednesday at eight o'clock arose, breakfasted, walked about the town, and at ten
£6 6 0 went into a boat we had hired, with a truss Vouchers produced, examined, and allowed. of clean straw, a bottle of good wine, pipes, tobacco, and a match. The wind favourable,
THE BROKEN HEART. a mackerel gale at S. E. Our passage was very pleasant, till we came to Erith reach,
(Concluded from p. 208.) when Scott being without his great coat, as ABOUT this time Singleton received a letter aforesaid, taking a drawing of some shipping, from his father, containing the melancholy a flurry of wind caused our vessel to ship a intelligence of his being confined to his sea, which washed him from head to foot, chamber by a serious illness, and requiring and no one else. He got up in great sur his immediate attendance in town. He prise, and drawing the foresail of his shirt parted from Rosalie with the greatest regret from his breeches, which were also well rasked and obtained permission to write. soused with salt water, he held it in both Some months, however, elapsed without her his hands 10 the windward, and the sun seeing or hearing from hini. Every excuse shining warm, he was soon dry, and reco--that partiality could suggest she found in lvis vering his surprise, joined us in langhing at favour, but she had too soou more convincthe accident.
ing proofs of bis neglect and desertion than We came merrily up the river, and quitting either his protracted absence or silence. out boat at Billingsgate, got into a wherry, She received from him a letter couched in that carried us through bridge, and landed such language, that too plainly indicated us at Somerset water-gate, from whence that he had cancelled for ever their acquaintwe walked altogether, and arrived, at two, ance of two years' standing;, the greater at the Bedford Arms, Covent Garden, in the part of which he had employed in the most same good humour as when we left it to set earnest endeavours to convince her that his out on this pleasant expedition.
heart and affections were solely hers. In a I cannot conclude better, than to note strain of levity that was repulsive to Rosalie's that not one of the company was unem virtuous feelings, he ridiculed marriage, and ployed; for Mr. Thornhill made a coloured concluded by assuring her that it would be map (No. 9) ; Mr. Hogarth and Mr. Scott many-many years before any one should all the other drawings; Mr. Tothall was prevail on him to think of it seriously, treasurer, and, though of great trust, he Never after the receipt of this cruel letter
was Rosalie's' sweet face illumined by a smile ; for ever banished were those fasci THE FAMILY PHYSICIAN AND DO. nating rays that were wont to flit across her
MESTIC GUIDE.-No. III. mautling cheek, and add a tenfold radiance to her fine expressive eye.
COLIC. She would sit for hours by the side of a rose-bush that Singleton had planted, and
The different kinds of colic are named water its tender uprearing branches with after their causes. Thus we have the bilious her plenteous tears, then suddenly, would colic, the flutulent colic, the hysteric colic, she cast her humid eyes towards heaven,
the nervous colic; and when it is accompawith a look so mildly resigned, so content
nied with febrile symptoms, such as heat, edly pensive, that it were impossible for the thirst, quick pulse, and other signs of insternest heart to behold her without feeling flammation, it is denominated inflummatory a sentiment of pity and sympathy for her un colic. But first, of merited sufferings.
BILIOUS COLIC. Mark yon willow ! see how its drooping patient about the present season of the year,
This species of colic usually attacks the branches embrace each other, and screen the green knoll beneath from the scorching taste in the mouth, quickly followed by, vo
and it is distinguished by a bad and bitter rays of a July's sun.. That is the grave of miting, which is often very excessive. There the unfortunate Rosalie Somers! Few pas- is also a great degree of heat, and a circumsengers pass the spot without dropping a. tear at the recollection of her sad story.
scribed pain about the nayel. Sometimes very May she find that happiness above, that she the abdomen, and now and then a retention
severe and excruciating pains are felt all over was deprived from enjoying here by the in
of urine. Costiveness generally attends, and humanity of the unfeeling Singletou.
a troublesome hoarseness often continues throughout the whole course of the disease.
If the patient has youth and strength in
his favour, and a strong full pulse, repeated In my opinion, the cruelest action that a
bleedings will be necessary, the constipation man can be guilty of, is the robbing an innocent and too susceptible creature of her af- purpose fifteen or twenty grains of the com
of the bowels must be relieved, and for this fections, with no other
desigu than to gratify pound extract of bitter apple, divided into his own inordinate vanity. Although the four pills, may be taken. Emollient and laws of his country take no cognizance of opening clysters must be given frequently; the fraud, its barbarity is not in the least and if these do not speedily relieve, the padiminished.
tient must be put into a warm bath. Saline How despicable among the female sex is draughts are of inuch use in this disorder, the character of a jilt! yet men feel not the and may be taken almost throughout the pangs of disappointed love half so severely whole disease. The following plan of mak: as they do. Nien, from supposed superiority ing a saline effervescing draught will be found of reason, can resent the injury, or from multiplicity and variety of employments, forget the trifler who inflicted it; but with Take of carbonate of soda, 20 grains; cinthem it is far otherwise; they have none of
namon water, 2 fluid drachms, and a those occupations to call off their attention little pure water; from disappointinents, and, generally speaking, uo lasting resentment in their natures mix, and then add a table spoonful of lemon against him who has betrayed them. juice, and take it during the effervescence
The majority of the gentlemen of the pre- every hour if needful. sent day, imagine that it is a most material branch of politeness to fall desperately in ingly obstinate and distressing, and unfor
The vomiting in this colic is often exceedlove with every pretty woman they meet; but in so doing, they are not aware of the tunately it will sometimes increase as the
disease advances. When this happens, five misery they too often inflict.
or six drops of laudamum may be added to Let every gentleman possessed of real accomplishments, who has no serious design or four times a day, but in no disease ought
each effervescing draught, and repeated three "upon the heart of a woman, avoid being particular either in conversation, or in the civil tlie bowels
remain in a state of constipation,
we to venture on the use of laudanum. If offices that politeness and good breeding de. tliese demand our primary attention. The mand, and 'he will prevent many a silent drink of the patient may be thin and weak pang-many a stifled sigh. I am convinced that it is from a contrary be drank plentifully with great benefit ;, all
broths, gruel and whey ; warm water may behaviour, that many a lovely and worthy malt liquors should be avoided, and the diet, young creature is hurried to a premature if the patient can take any, must be light grave, by a disease that would defy the skill
and even of an Æsculapius himself-Á BROKEN
easy of digestion.
W. B. HEART!
(Flatulent Colic in our next.)
to answer :