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“Well! now that I have given up all other women

for a wife, I am refolved to take pleasure enough in the possession of her; I must be cau. « tious therefore that nobody else takes the same

pleasure too; for otherwise how have I bettered

myself? I might as well have remained upon « the common. I should be a fool indeed to pay “ such a price for a purchase, and let in my “ neighbours for a share; therefore I am deter« mined to keep her to myself, for pleasure is my

only object, and this I take it is a sort of plea“ sure, that does not consist in participation.

“The next question is, how I must contrive “ to keep her to myself.-Not by force; not by “ locking her up; there is no pleasure in that “ notion; compulsion is out of the case ; in“clination therefore is the next thing; I must « make it her own choice to be faithful: It “ seems then to be incumbent upon me to make « a wife choice, to look well before I fix upon a s wife, and to use her well, when I have fixed; « I will be very kind to her, because I will not

destroy my own pleasure ; and I will be very “ careful of the temptations I expose her to, < for the same reason. She shall not lead the “ life of your fine town ladies; I have a charm"ing place in the country; I will pass most of my time in the country, there she will be safe


ci and I shall be happy. I love pleasure, and « therefore I will have little to do with that “curst intriguing town of London ; I am deter«mined to make my house in the country as

pleasant as it is possible.

“But if I give up the gaieties of a town life, ki and the club, and the gaming-table, and the “ girls, for a wife and the country, I will have “ the sports of the country in perfection ; I will

keep the best pack of hounds in England, and * hunt every day in the week.–But hold a mossment there! what will become of my wife all “the while I am following the hounds? Will “ The follow nobody ; will nobody follow her? A pretty figure I shall make, to be chacing a

stag and come home with the horns. At least “ I shall not risque the experiment; I shall not « like to leave her at home, and I cannot take “ her with me, for that would spoil my pleasure; « and I hate a horse-dog woman ; I will keep

no whipper-in in petticoats. I perceive there« fore I must give up the hounds, for I am de“ termined nothing shall stand in the way of my

“ pleasure.

“Why then I must find out some amuse“ments that my wife can partake in; we must "ride about the park in fine weather ; we must '" visit the grounds, and the gardens, and plan

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out improvements, and make plantations ; it << will be rare employment for the poor people

_That is a thought that never struck me < before; methinks there must be a great deal “ of pleasure in setting the poor to work-I shall « like a farm for the same reason; and my wife « will take pleasure in a dairy; she shall have “ the most elegant dairy in England; and I will “ build a conservatory, and she shall have such

plants and such flowers !--I have a notion I « shall take pleasure in them myself—And then “ there is a thousand things to do within-doors; &r it is a fine old mansion that is the truth of it: “ I will give it an entire repair; it wants new “ furniture; that will be very pleasant work “ for my wife: I perceive I could not afford to “ keep hounds and do this into the bargain, " But this will give me the most pleasure all to "nothing, and then my wife will partake of it

- And we will have music and books I re, « collect that I have got an excellent library. « 'There is another pleasure I had never thought « of- And then no doubt we shall have children, « and they are very pleasant company, when they çan

talk and understand what is said to them 2 ; « and now I begin to reflect, I find there is a « vast many pleasures in the life I have chalked

out, and what a fool should I be to throw

« away

" away my money at the gaming-table, or my « health at any table, or my affections upon har“ lots, or my time upon hounds and horses, or “employ either money, health, affections, or “ time, in any other pleasures or pursuits, than “ these, which I now perceive will lead me to “ folid happiness in this life, and secure a good « chance for what may befal me hereafter !”


Pudore et liberalitate liberos
Retinere fatius ese credo, quam metu.


Better far
To bind your children to you by the ties
Of gentleness and modesty than fear.


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EMINUS and Gemellus were twin-fons

of a country gentleman of fortune, whom I shall call Euphorion; when they were of age to begin their grammar learning, Euphorion found himself exceedingly puzzled to decide upon the best mode of education; he had read several treatises on the fubject, which instead of clearing up his difficulties had encreased them;


he had consulted the opinions of his friends and neighbours, and he found these so equally divided, and so much to be faid on both sides, that he could determine upon neither; unfortunately for Euphorion he had no partialities of his own, for the good gentleman had had little or no education himself: The clergyman of the parish preached up the moral advantages of private tuition, the lawyer, his near neighbour, dazzled his imagination with the connections and knowledge of the world to be gained in a public school. Euphorion perceiving himself in a streight between two roads, and not knowing which to prefer, cut the difficulty by taking both; so that Geminus was put under private tuition of the clergyman above mentioned, and Gemellus was taken up to town by the lawyer to be entered at Westminster school.

Euphorion having thus put the two systems fairly to issue waited the event, but every time that Gemellus came home at the breaking-up, the privite system rose and the public funk on the comparison in the father's mind, for Gemellus's appearance no longer kept pace with his brother's; wild and ragged as a colt, battered and bruised and ditheveiled he hardly seemed of the fame species with the spruce little master in the parlour ; Eupborion was shocked to find that his


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