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person reason to think himself affronted by No. 8. FRIDAY, MARCH

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• If we are rightly informed, the rules that are A Venus obfcuro gradientes aere fepfit,

o observed by this new society are wonderfully Et multo nebula circum Dea fudit amietu,

contrived for the advancement of cuckoldom. Cernere ne quis eos ----- VIRG. Æn. i. ver. 415. The women either come by themselves, or are They march obfcure, for Venus kindly shrouds

o introduced by friends who are obliged to quit With mists their persons, and involves in clouds.

" them, upon their first entrance, to the converDRYDEN

"sation of any body that addresses himself to

o them. There are several rooms where the parSHALL here communicate to the world a

' ties may retire, and, if they please, thew their couple of letters, which I believe will give ' faces by confent. Whispers, squeezes, nods, the reader as good an entertainment as any that

' and embraces, are the innocent freedoms of the I am able to furnish him with, and therefore place. short, the whole dengn of this lithall make no apology for them.

bidinous assembly, seems to terminate in aliig

« nations and intrigues; and I hope you will " To the SPECTATOR, &c. "SIR,

• take effectual methods, by your public advice

and admonitions, to prevent such a promiscuous AM one of the directors of the Society for multitude of both sexes from meeting sogether

the reformation of manners, and therefore in fo clandestine a manner. I am I think myself a proper perfon for your correr

• Your humble servant, pondence. I have thoroughly examined the

" and fellow-labourer, present Itate of religion in Great Britain, and

T. B. am able to acquaint you with the predominant Not long after the perusal of this letter, I re

vice of every market-town in the whole island. ceived another upon the fame subject; which by • I can tell you the progress that virtue has made the date and stile of it, I take to be written by • in all our cities, boroughs, and corporations; some young templar, '' and know as well the evil practices that are • committed in Berwick or Exeter, as what is

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Middle-Temple, 1710-11. • done in my own family. In a word, Sir, I

HEN a man has been guilty of any • have my correspondents in the remotest parts

vice or foily, I think the best atont• of the nation, who send me up punctual ac- 'ment he can make for it, is to warn others not

counts from time to time of all the little irre. I to fall into the like. In order to this I must gularities that fall under their notice in their acquaint you, that fometime in February last several districts and divisions.

• I went to the Tuesday's masquerade. Upon my * I am no less acquainted with the particular first going in I was attacked by a half dozen quarters and regions of this great town, than • female quakers, who seemed willing to adops with the different parts and distributions of me for a brother; but upon a nearer examinathe whole nation. I can describe every parish ' tion I found they were a sisterhood of coquettes by its impieties, and can tell you in which of " disguised in that precise habit. I was soon af

our streets lewdnefs prevails, which gaming ? ter taken out to dance, and, as I fancied, by a is has taken the possession of, and where drun- woman of the first quality, for the was very • kenness has got the better of them both. When • tall, and moved gracefully. As soon as the mi

I am difposed to raise a fine for the poor, I nuet was over, we ogled one another through * know the lanes and alleys that are inhabited our masks; and as I am very well read in Walla • by common swearers. When I would encou: er, I repeated to her the following verfe out o

rage the hospital of Bridewell, and improve the * his poem to Vandike. hempen manufacture, I am very well acquaint

« The heedless lover does not know ed with all the haunts and resorts of female ** night-walkers.

" Whose eyes they are that wound him fo; • After this short account of myself, I must let

But confounded with thy art, you know, that the design of this paper is to

Inquires her name that has his heart. • give you information of a certain regular are " I pronounced these words with such a fanguisha

sembly, which I think falls very properly under * ing air, that I had some reason to conclude !

your observation, especially since che persons it ' had made a conquest. She told me that the • is composed of are criminals too considerable • hoped my face was not akin to my tongue, and • for the animadversions of our society. I mean, looking upon her watch, I accidentally disco • Sir, the midnight maik, which has of late been vered the figure of a coronet on the back part

very frequently held in one of the most con. & of it. I was fo transported with the thought. * fpicuous parts of the town, and which I hear 6 of Luch an amour, that I plied her from one. i will be continued with additions and improve. room to another with all the gailantries I could

ments, As all the persons who compose this invent; and at lengeli brought things to so • Jawless assembly are masked, we dare rot at- happ an issue, that me gave me a private

tack any of them in our wi?), left we should send meeting the next day, without page or foot

a women of quality to Bridewell, or a peer of " man, coach or equipage. My heart danced in * Great - Britain to the Counter: Besides that raptures, but I had not lived in this golden

their numbers are to very great, that I am • dream above three days, before I found good * afraid they would be able to rout cur whole " reason to wish that I had continued true to my

fraternity, though we were accompanied with laundress. I have since heard, by a very great all our guard of conftables. Both these reasons, accident, that this fine lady does not live far which fecure them from our authority, make ' from Covent-Garden, and that I am not the. them obnoxious to yours; as both their rif- firit cully whom lae has passed herself upon foc

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• Thus, Sir, you fee how I have mistaken a A Chriftian name has likewise been often used • cloud for a Juno; and if you can make any as a badge of diftin&ion, and made the occasion 6 use of this adventure, for the benefit of those of a club. That of the George's, which used to • who may possibly be as vain young coxcombs as meet at the sign of the George on St. George's. myself, I do most heartily give you leave, I am, day, and swear before George, is fill fresh in

every one's memory. Your most humble admirer, There are at present in several parts of this

• B. L.' city what they call Street-Clubs, in which the I design to visit the next Masquerade myself, chief inhabitants of the street converse together

every night. I rem m'ier, upon my enquiring in the lame habit I wore at Grand Cairo : and

after lodgings in Ormond-street, the landlord, till then shall suspend my judgment of this mid

to recommend that quarter of the town, told me, night entertainment.

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there was at that time a very good club in it; he also told me, upon farther discourse with him,

that two or three noisy country-squires, who were No9. SATURDAY, MARCH 10. settled there the year before, had.considerably

sunk the price of house-ren;; and that the club -----Tigris agit rabidâ cum tigride pacem (to prevent the like inconveniencies for the fuo Perpetuam, jævis inter se convenit ursis.

ture) had thoughts of taking every house that beJuv. Sat. xv. ver, 163. came vacant into their own hands, till they had Tiger with Tiger, Bear with Bear, you'll find

found a tenant for it, of a sociable nature and

good conversation, In leagues offensive and defensive join'd.

The Hum-Drum club, of which I was for. TATE.

merly an unworthy member, was made up of AN is said to be a sociable animal, and, , very honest gentlemen, of peaceable dispositions,

as an instance of it, we may observe, that that used to fit together,-fmoke their pipes, and we take all occasions and pretences of forming say nothing till midnight. The Mum-club, as ourselves into those little nocturnal assemblies, I am informed, is an institution of the same nawhich are commonly known by the name of ture, and as great an enemy to noise. Clubs, When a set of men find themselves agree After these two innocent societies, I cannot in any particular, though never so trivial, they forbear mentioning a very mischievous one, that eitablish themselves into a kind of fraternity, and was erected in the reign of King Charles the Se. meet once or twice a week, upon the account of 'cond : I mean the Club of Duellists, in which such a fantastic resemblance. I know a confider- none was to be admitted that had not fought his ! able market-town, in which there was a club of man. The President of it was said to have killed fat men, that did not come together, as you may half a dozen in single combat; and as for the well suppose, to entertain one another with other members, they took their seats according to sprightliness and wit, but to keep one another the number of their Nain. There was likewise a in countenance; the room where the club met fide-table, for such as had only drawn blood, and was something of the largest, and had two en- shewn a laudable ambition of taking the first optrances, the one by a door of a moderate size, portunity to qualify themselves for the first table. and the other by a pair of folding doors. If a This club consisting only of men of honour, did candidate for this corpulent club could make his not continue long; most of the members of it entrance through the first, he was looked upon as being put to the sword, or hanged, a little after unqualified; but if he stuck in the patřage, and its institution. eould not force his way through it, the folding- Our modern celebrated clubs are founded up doors were immediately thrown open for his re- on eating and drinking, which are points whereception, and he was faluted as a brother. I have in most men agree, and in which the learned and heard that this club, though it consisted but of illiterate, the dull and the airy, the philofopher fifteen persons, weighed above three tun. and the buffoon, can all of them bear a part.

In opposition to this society, there fprung up The Kit-Cat itself is said to have taken its orianother, composed of scarecrows and skeletons, ginal from a mutton-pye, The Beaf-Steak, and who being very meagre and envious, did all they October clubs, are neither of them averse to eatcould to thwart the designs of their bulky bré- ing and drinking, if we may form a judgment of thren, whom they represented as men of dange them from their respective titles. rous principles; till at length they worked them When men are thus knit together, by a love of out of the favour of the people, and consequently society, not a spirit of faction, and do not me.c out of the magiftracy. These factions tore the to censure or annoy those that are absent, but to length they came to this accommodation; that for their own improvement, or for the good of the two hailiffs of the town should be annually others, or at least to relax themselves from th: chosen out of the two clubs; by which means business of the day, by an innocent and chearful the principal magistrates are at this day coupled conversation, there may be something very uleful like rabbets, one fat and one lean.

in these little institutions and establishments, Every one has heard of the club, or rather the I cannot forbear.concluding this paper with a confederacy of the Kings. This grand alliance scheme of laws that I met with upon a wall in a was formed a little after the return of King little alehouse: how I came thither I may inform Charles the Second, and admitted into it men of my reader at a more convenient time. Ther: all qualities and profeffions, provided they agreed laws were enacted by a knot of artisans and mein the furnarne of King, which, as they imagined, chanics, who used to meet every night; and as sufficiently declared the owners of it to be alto- there is something in them which gives us a getier untainted with republicall and antimom pretty picture of low life, I shall transcribe them narchical principles.

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RULES to be observed in the Two-penny Club, erecte count in the speculation of the day. And to the

ed in tbis place, for the prefervation of friendjhip end that their virtue and discretion may not be and good nigbbourbood.

Thort transient intermitting starts of thought. I

have resolved to refresh their memories from day to 1. Every member at his first coming in thall day, till I have recovered them out of that despe. Jay down his two-pence.

rate state of vice and folly into which the age is. II. Every member dhall fill his pipe out of his fallen. The mind that lies fallow but a single own box,

day, sprouts up in follies that are orly to be killill. If any member absents himfelf, he shall ed by a constant and assiduous culture. It was forfeit a penny for the use of the club, unless in said of Socrates, that he brought philosophy down case of sickness or imprisonment.

from heaven, to inhabit among men; and I shall IV. If any member swears or curses, his neigh- be ambitious to have it said of me, that I have Bour may give him a kick upon the sains. brought philosophy out of closets and libraries,

V. If any member tells stories in the club that schools and colleges, to dwell in clubs and assem are not true, he thall forfeit for every third lye, blies, at tea-tables and in coffee-houses. an halfpenny.

I would therefore in a very particular manner VI. If any member strikes another wrongfully, recommend these my specuations to all well-re. he Mall pay his club for him.

gulated families, that set apart an hour every VII, If any member brings his wife into the morning for tea and bread and butter; and would club, he Mall pay for whatever the drinks or earnestly advise them for their good to order this {mokes,

paper to be punctually served up, and to be look. VIII. If any member's wife comes to fetch him ed upon 35 a part of the tea-equipa;e. home from the club, the fall speak to him with- Sir l'rancis Bacon obferves, that a well written out the door,

book, compared with its rivals and anta onists, IX. If any member calls another cuckold, he is like Mole's serpent, that immediately iwalShall be turned out of the club.

lowed up and devoured those of the fgyptians. X. None hall be admitted into the club that I hall not be so vain as to think, that where the is of the Tame trade with any member of it. Spectator appears, the other public prints will

XI. None of the club Mall have his clothes or vanil; but mall leave it to my readers confideshoes made or mended, but by a brother mem- ration, whether it is not much better to be let intą ber.

the knowledge of one's self, than to hear what XII. No Non-jurør fhall be capable of being pares in Muscovy or Pcland, and to amuse our# member.

selves with such writings as tend to the wearing

out of ignorance, patsion, and prejudice, than such The morality of this little club is guarded by as naturally.conduce to inflame hatreds, and make such wholsome laws and penalties, that I question enmities irreconcileable. not but my reader will be as well pleased with In the next place I would recommend this pathem, as he would have been with the Leges Con- per to the daily perusal of those Centlerner. whom vivales of Ben Johnson, the regulations of an old I cannot but consider as my good brot'ers and Roman club cited by Lipsius, or the rules of a allies, I mean the fraternity oi spectators, wiro live Symposium in an ancient Greek author, Č in the world without having any thing to do in

it; and either by the affluence of their fortunes,

or laziness of their difpofitions, have no other bu. N° 10. MONDAY, MARCH 12.

finess with the rcit of mankind, but to look upon

them. Under this class of men are comprehended Non aliter quàm qui adverfo vix flumine lembum all contemplative Tradesmen, titular Phyficians, Remigiis fubigit : fi bracbia fortè remifit,

Fellows of the Royal Society, Templars that are lique illum in præceps prono rapit alveus amni, not given to be contentious, and Statesmen that

Virg. Georg. I. ver. 201. are out of business; in short, every one that conSo the boat's brawny crew the current stem,

fiders the world as a theatre, and desires to form And, flow advancing, struggle with the stream:

a right judgment of those who are the actors on But if tliey nack their hands, or cease to strive,

it, Then down the foyd with headlong haste they wile lay a claim to, whom I have lately called

There is another set of men that I must like, drive,

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the Blanks of society, as being altogether unfur. T is with much satisfaction that I hear this nished with ideas, till the business and conver

great city inquiring day by day after these fation of the day hath supplied them. I have oftmy papers, and receiving my morning lectures en considered these poor souls with an eye of great with a becoming seriousness and attention. My commiserarion, when I have heard them asking publither tells me, that there are already three the first man they have met with, whether there thousand of them distributed every day; so that was any news stirring ? and by that means ga. if I allow twenty readers to every paper, which thering together materials for thinking. There I look upon as a modeft computation, I may reckneedy persors do not know what to talk of, 'till on about threescore thousand disciples in London about twelve o'clock in the morning ; for by that and Westminster, who I hope will take care to time they are pretty good judges of the weather, distinguish themselves from the thoughtless herd know which way the wind fits, and whether the of their ignorant and ynattentive brethren. Since Dutch mail be come in. As they lie at the mercy I have raised to myself so great an audience, I of the first man they meet, and are grave and imThall spare no pains to make their instruction pertinent all the day long, according to the no agrecable, and their diversion useful. For which tions, which they have imbibed in the morning, I reasons I shall end çavour to enliven morality with would earnestly intreat them not to stir out of wit, and to tenper wit with morality, that my their chambers till they have read this paper, and Keaders may, if poffible, borb ways find their aca do promise them that I will daily indtil into themen

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fuch found and wholesome fentiments, as shall able both to the young and the old. Her behaviour have a good effect on their conversation for the is very frank, without being in the least blameaenfuing twelve hours.

ble; as the is out of the track of any amorous or But there are none to whona this paper will be ambitious pursuits of her own, her visitants enmore useful than to the female world. I have tertain her with accounts of themselves very freely, often thought there has not been sufficient pains whether they concern their passions or their intertaken in finding out proper employments and dic efts. I made her a visit this afternoon, having been versions for the fair ones. Their amusements formerly introduced to the honour of her acquainseem contrived for them, rather as they are won tance, by my friend Will Honeycomb, who has premen, than as they are reasonable creatures ; and vaild upon her to admit me sometimes into her afare more adapted to the sex than to the species. sembly, as a civil inoffensive man. I found her acThe toilet is their great scene of business, and the companied with one person only, a common-place right adjusting of their hair the principal employ- talker, who, upon my entrance, arose, and after a ment of their lives. The forting of a fuit of rib- very slight civility fat down again; then turning bons is reckoned a very good morning's work; to Arietta, purfued his discourse, which I found and if they make an excurfion to a mercer's or a was upon the old topick of constancy in love. He toy-Top, so great a fatigue makes them unfit for went on with great facility in repeating what he any thing else all the day after. Their more fee talks every day of his life; and with the ornaments rious occupations are sevring and embroidery, and of infignificant laughs and gestures, enforced his artheir greatest drudgery the preparation of jellies guments by quotations out of plays and songs, and sweet-meats. This, I fay, is the state of ore which allude to the perjuries of the fair, and the dinary women; though I know there are multia general levity of women. Methought he ftrove tudes of thofe of a more elevated life and conver- to shine more than ordinary in his talkative way, sation, that move in an exalted sphere of know. that he mighi infult my filence, and distinguish ledge and virtue, that join all the beauties of the himself before a woman of Arierta's taste and unmind to the ornaments of dress, and inspire a derstanding. She had often an inclination to inkind of awe and respect, as well as love, into terrupt him, but could find no opportunity, till the their maie-beholders. I hope to increase the num. larum ceafed of itself; which it did not till he had ber of these by publishing this daily paper, which repeated and murdered the celebrated story of the I shall always endeavour to make an innocent if Ephefian matron. not an improving entertainment, and by that Arietta feemed to regard this piece of raillery as means at least divert the minds of my female reade an outrage done to her fex; as indeed I have always ers from greater trifles. At the same time, as I observed that women, whether out of a nicer rewould fain give some finishing touches to those gard to their honour, or what other reason I canwhich are already the most beautiful pieces in hu- not tell, are more sensibly touched with those geman nature, I shall endeavour to point out all neral afperkons which are caft upon their sex, than those imperfections that are the blemimes, as well men are by what is said of theirs. as those virtues which are the embellishments, When the had a little recovered herself from the of the sex. In the mean while I hope these my serious anger she was in, she replied in the follow gentle readers, who have so much time on their manner, hands, will not grudge throwing away a quarter

Sir, when I consider how perfectly new all you of an hour in a day on this paper, since they may have said on this subject is, and that the story you do it without any hindrance to business.

have given us is not quite two thousand years old, I know several of my friends and well-wishers I cannot but think it a piece of presumption to disare in great pain for me, left I should not be able pute with you; but your quotations put me in mind to keep up the spirit of a paper which I oblige of the fable of the Lion and the Man. The man myfelf to furnish every day; but to make them walking with that noble animal, thewed him, in easy in this particular, I will promise thein faith- the oftentation of human fuperiority, a sign of a fully to give it over as soon as I grow dull. This man killing a lion. Upon which the lion said very I know will be matter of great raillery to the justly, “ We lions are none of us painters, elle we small wits; who will frequently put me in mind « could sew a hundred men killed by lions, for of my promise, defire me to keep my word, assure « one lion killed by a man.

." You men are writers, me that it is high time to give over, with many and can represent us women as unbecoming as you other little pleasantries of the like nature, which please in your works, while we are unable to return men cf a little smart genius cannot forbear throw. the injury. You have twicc or thrice observed in ing out against their best friends, when they have your discourse, that hypocrisy is the very foundation such a handle given them of being witty. But of our education, and that an ability to difl'emble let them remeniber that I do hereby enter my ca- our affections is a profesied part of our breeding. veat against this piece of raillery.

C These, and such other reflections, are sprinkled up

and down the writings of all ages, by authors, who

leave behind them memorials of their retentment No 11. TUESDAY, MARCH 13,

against the scorn of particular women, in invec

tives against the whole sex. Such a writer, I doubt Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas.

not, was the celebrated Petronius, who invented

Juv. Sat, ii, 1. 63. the pleasant aggravations of the frailty of the EpheThe doves are censur'd, while the crows are fian Lady; but when we consider this question bespared.

tween the sexes, which hath been either a point of RIETTA is visited by all persons of both difputé or raillery ever since there were men and gallantry. She is in that time of life which is from such as have not either ambition or capacity neither affected with the follies of youth, or in- to embellith their narrations with any beauties of firmities of age; and her conversation is to mix. imagination. I was the other day amukng myselt ed with gaity and prudence, that he is agree with Ligen's account of Barbadees; and in answer

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to your well-wrought tale, I will give you (as it as they were there tormented with. In this tender duells upon my memory) out of that honest tra- correspondence these lovers lived for several months, Yeller, in his fifty-fifth page, the history of Inkle when Yarico, instructed by her lover, discovered a and Yarico.

vefsel on the coast, to which she made fignals; and Mr. Thomas Inkle, of London, aged twenty in the night, with the utmoft joy and satisfaction, years, ambarked in the Downs on the good thip accompanied him to a ship's crew of his countrycalled the Achilles, bound for the Weft-Indies, on men, bound for Barbadoes. When a vessel from the the 16th of June, 1647, in order to improve his for.. main arrives in that isand,it seems the planters come tune by trade and merchandise. Our adventurer down to the shore, where there is an immediate mar. was the third son of an eminent citizen, who had ket of the Indians and other favęs, as with us of taken particular care to instilinto his mind an early horses and oxen. love of gain, by making him a perfect master of To be short, Mr. Thomas Inkle, now coming numbers, and consequently giving him a quick view into English territories, began seriously to reficet of lors and advantage, and preventing the natural upon his loss of time, and to weigh with himself impulses of his passions, by preposleflion towards his how many days interest of his money he had lost interests. With a mind thus turned, young Inkle during his stay with Yarico. This thought made had a person every way agreeable, a ruddy vigour the young man very pensive, and careful what acin his countenance, strength in his limbs, with count he should be able to give his friends of his singlets of fair hair loosely Aowing on his shouiders. voyage. Upon which conlideration, the prudent It happened, in the course of the voyage, that the and frugal young man fold Yarico to a Barbadian Achilles, in fome distress, put into a creek on the mcrchant; notwithstanding that the poor girl, to main of America, in search of provisions. The incline him to commiserate her condition, told him youth, who is the hero of my story, among others that he was with child by him ; but he only made went afhore on this occafion. From their first use of that information, to rise in his demands uplanding they were observed by a party of Indians, on the purchaser. who hid themselves in the woods for that purpose, I was so touch'd with this story (which I think The Erg'ish unadvisedly marched a great distance should be always a counterpart to the Ephesian mafrom the in),e into the country, and were inter. tron) that I left the room with tears in my eyes; cepted by the natives, who flew the greatest aumber' which a woman of Arietta's good sense did, I am githem. Our adventurer escaped among others, by fure, take for greater applause, than any complitlying into a foreft. Upon his coming into a re- ments I could make her.

R note and pathlefs part of the wood, he threw himselt, tired, and breathless, on a little hillock, when an Indian maid rushed, from a thicket behind him,

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14. After the first surprize, they appeared mutually agreeable to each other. If the European was high- Veteres avias tibi de pulmone revello. ly charmed with the limbs, features, and wild

PERS. Sat. v. ver. 92. Eraces of the naked American: the American was no less taken with the dress, complexion, and shape

I root th' old woman from thy trembling heart, of an European, covered from head to foot. The T my coming to London, it was some time Indian grew immediately enamoured of him, and before I could settle myself in a house to my consequently solicitous for his prefervation. She liking. I was forced to quit my firit lodgings, by therefore conveyed him to a cave, where she gave rearon of an officious landlady, that would be asking him a delicious repast of fruits, and led him to a me every morning how I had sept. I then fell into ftream to fake his thirst. In the midst of thefe an hineit family, and lived very happily for above goud vñices, she would sometimes play with his a week; when my landlord, who was a jolly good. hair, and delight in the opposition of its colour to natured man, took it into his head that I wanted that of her fingers ; then open his bosom, then company, and therefore would frequently come into laugh at him for covering it. She was, it seems, my chamber to keep me from being alone. This I a person of diftinction, for he every day came to bore for two or three days; but telling me one him in a different drets, of the most beautiful shells, day that he was afraid I was melancholy, I thought bugles, and bredes. She likewise brought him a it was high time for me to be gone, and accordingly great many spoils, which her other lovers had pre- took new lodgings that very night. About a week lented to her, so that his cave was richly. adorned after, I found my jolly landlord, who, as I said bewith all the spotted íkins of beasts, and most party- fore, was an honest hearty man, had put me into coloured feathers of fowls, which that world af- an advertisement of the Daily Courant, in the fole foided. To make his confinement more tolerable, lowing words: “ Whereas a melancholy man left ine would carry him in the dusk of thu evening, his lodgings on Thursday last in the afternoon, or by the favour of moon-light, to unfrequented “ and was afterwards feen going towards Islington, gioves and folitudes, and shew him where to lie “ if any one can give notice of him to R. B. Fishe down in fatety, and sleep amidit the falls of waters, “ monger in the Strand, he shall be yery well re- : and it lody or nightingales. Her part was to watch «c warded for his paint.” As I am the best man in and held him awake in her arms, for sear of her the world to keep my counsel, and my landlord the countrymen, and awake him on occasions to con- fiihmonger not knowing my name, this accident of sult his filety. In this manner did the lovers pass my life was never discovered to this very day. away t.eir time, till they had learned a language I am now settled with a widow woman, who has oi their way in which the voyager communicated a great many children, and complies with my hutu liis mirefs, how happy he hould be to have mour in every thing. I do not remember that we her in his country, where she hould be clothed in huve exchanged a word together these five years ; fuchs tilks as his waistcoat was made of, and be car- my cofiee comes into my chamber every morning ried in kuufes drawn by horses, without being ex- without asking for it; it I want fire, I point to my

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