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The Hermit. In the Manner of Cambray.

Feb can constitute nothing more than mere cending fun, which at the fame time surmise, often the child of malice, and the warned our traveller to return, before the offspring of scandal.

darkness and dew of evening bad renderThe Hermit. In the Manner of Cambray. ed bis walk uncomfortable.

He had now defcended to the foot of TWAS in that delightful month which the mountain, when he remarked an old

love prefers before all others, and hermit approaching to a little hui, which which mort reveres his deity; that month he had formed with his own hands, at which ever waves a verdant carpet for the the very bottom of the precipice. Polyearth, and embroiders it with flowers. dore all enamoured with the beauties he The banks became inviting through their had been surveying, could not avoid woncoverlets of moss; the violets refresed dering at bis cordua, who, not content by the moisture of descending rains, en with thunning all commerce with manriched by the tepid air with their agreeable kind, had contrived as much as poflible perfumes. But the shower was past; the to exclude all views of nature. He acfun dispersed the vapours ; and the sky cofted him in the manner following: was clear and lucid when Polydore walk. " Father, said he, it is with no fmail ed forth. He was of a complexion alto- surprise, that I obferve your choice of fis gether plain and unaffected; a lover of tuation, by which you seem to neglect the Mules, and beloved by them. He the most diftant and delightful landscape would oftentimes retire from the noise that ever'my eyes behéld. The bill be. of mixt conversation, to enjoy the melo. neath which you have contrived to hide dy of birds, or the murmurs of a w your habitation, would have afforded you fall. His neighbours often smiled at his a variety of natural curiofities, that must peculiarity of temper ; and he, no less, have appetred to fo contemplative a perat the vulgar calt of theirs : he could ne- fon, highly entertaining, and as the cell, ver be content to pass his irrevocable time to which you are advancing, is foeming in an idle comment upon a newspaper, ly of your own contrivance, methinks it or in adjusting the precise difference of was probable you would bave fo placed it, temperature betwixt the weather of to as to present ihem, in all their beauty, to day and yesterday. In fhort, he was not your eye.” void of fome ambition, but what he felt The hermit made him this answer, kc acknowledged, and was never averle “ My son, the evening approaches, and to vindicatc. As he never centured any you have deviated from your way. I one who indulged their humour inoffen- would not, therefore, detain you by my lively, to be claimed no manner of ap. ftory, did I not imagine the moon would plause for those pursuits which gratified prove a safer guide to you, than that fcio his own.

But the fentiments he enter- ting sun you must otherwise rely upon tained of honour, and the dignity con- Eater awhile into my cave, and I will ferred by royal authority, made it won- give you some account of ny adrentures, derful how he bore the thoughts of ob which will solve your doubts, perhaps, turity and oblivion. lle mentioned, with more effe&ually than any merbod I can applauie, the youths who by merit had prepose. But before you enter my lonc arrived at Nations, but he thought that abode, calculated only for the use of meall mould in life's visit leave fome token ditation, dare to contemn fuperfluous magof their existence, and that their friends nificence, and render thylelf worthy of might more reatonahly expect it from the Being I contemplate. them, than from their polierity.

" Know then that I owe, what the Polydore, a new inhabitant, in a fort world is pleased to call, my ruin (and inof wild winhabited country, was now deed justly, were it not for the use I ascended to the top of the niountain, and have made of it) to an affured depenin the full enjoyment of a very çxtensive dence, in a literal sense, upon confused prospcet : before bim a broad and wind- and distant prospects ; a confideration ing valley, variegated with all the charms which hath fo affected me, that I shall of landscape. Fertile meadows, glitter never, henceforth, enjoy a landscape that ing dreams, pendant rocks, and nodding lies at fo remote a distance as not io täruins. But ihefe itideed were much less hibit all its parts. Were I, indeed, to the objects of his attention, than those form the least pretenfions, to what your diftantsills and spires that were almost world calls carte, I might even then, pero concealed by one undißinguithed azure.' haps, contend that a well discriminated The fea appeared to close the fcene, tho? landfeape was at all times to be preferred Jistant as it was, it but little diverified to a diftart and promiscuous azure. the vicw. Hardly, indeed, were it dif “I was born in the parish of a nobleringuthable but for the beams of a del: man who arrived to the principal olanage:

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tent of the bufiness of the nation. The My concern was truly so great, that, kes of his family and myself were of the upon my arrival in my native country, it iné age, and for some time schoolfellows. was not at all increased by the confideraI iad made confiderable advances in his tion that the nobleman on, whom all

, and the mutual affection we en. my hopes depended, was removed froin stined for each other, did not remain all bis places. I waited on him; and he

unobserved by his family or my own. appeared fenfibly grieved that the friendiwas sent early' upon his travels, pur. fhip be had.ever profeffed could now so est to a very injudicious custom, and little, avail me. He recommended me, o parents were solicited to consent that however, to a friend of his that was then eight accompany him. Intimations of the successful party, and who, he was te given to my friends, that a person well affured, would, at his request, asfilt

träch importance as his father might me to the utmoft of his power. I was | trbute much more to my immediate now in the prime of life, which I effectu

Exaction, than the utmost diligence I ally consumed upon the empty forms of paks use in pursuit of it. My father, I court attendance. Hopes arose before tsember, afsented with reluctance ; my me like bubbles upon a stream, as quick other, fired with ambition of her son's succeeding one another, as fuperticiz and more greatness, through much importu- as vain. Thus bufied in my pursuit, and 1, " wrung from him his Blow leave.” rejecting the alliance, of cooi fexamina

for my own part, wanted no great per- tion, I found the winter of life approache ision. We made, what is called, the ing, and nothing procured to thelter or Hentet tour of Europe. We, neither of protect me, when my second patron died. *), I believe, could be said to want natu A race of new ones appeared before me, kase, but being banihed so early in and even yet kept my expectations in to were more attentive to every devia- play. I wished, indeed, I had retracted

from our own different customs, than tooner; but to retire, at last, unrecompenfGaay useful examination of their policies ed, and wben a few months attendance

aunders, Judgment, for the most might happen to prove fuccessful, was bepat, ripens very ilowly. Fancy often yond all power of refolution. ayunds all her blossoms at once.

" However, after a few years more atWe were now returning home from a tendance, diftributed in equal proporti{r years absence ; anticipating the caref- ons, upon each of these new patrons, 1, kes of our parents and relations, when at length, obuiped a place of much trouat eser honoured companion was attack. ble, and small emolunient. On the ac

by a fever-All possible means of fate. ceptance of this, my eyes seemed to osi proring finally ineffectual, he accosted pen all at once, I had no paffion remainRas in one of his lucid intervals, as fol- ing for the splendour which was growa

familiar to me, and for servility and conAlas! my Clytander ! my life, they finement I entertained an utter averfion. si me, is of a very short continuance. I officiated, however, a few weeks in my Tse next paroxysm of my fever will, pro- post, wondering itill more and more how kably, be conclusive.

I could ever covet the life I led. I was The prospect of this sudden change ever most sincere, but fincerity clashed **s not allow me to speak the gratitude with my situation every moment of the Love thee, much less to reward ine kind- day. In short, I returned home to a s os which it is so justly grounded. Imall paternal income, not indeed intenda Thon knowelt I was sent away early from ing, that außere life in which you, at By parents, and the more rational part present, find me engaged: I thought to my life has been passed with thee alone. content myself with common neceilaries, k cannot be but they will prove fulicitous and to give the reit, if aught remained, to a their enquiries concerning me. Thy charity, but to avoid ail appearances of Garrative will awake their tenderness, and singularity. But alas! to my great firLey cannot but conceive one for their prize, the perfun who fupplied my expenLi's companion and bis friend. What I ces had so far embroiled my little affairs, -uld hope for is, that they will render that, when my debts, &c. were discharge white fone service i, in place of those their ed, I was urible to tuolift in a better losed fon intended for thee, and which mann thun Ivo at present. I grew, at can, unfeignedly, affert, would hive iirit, entirely melancholy; left the coun: been orly bounded by my power. My try where I was born, and raised the ka companion, farewel. All other tena bimble' rouf that covers me in a country til enjoyments have I binithed from where I am not know. I now begin to my heart; but friendship lingers long, think myfulf happy in my prefent way of ad it as with tears I lay cfarewel.'

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Thymander and Sobrina ; or the Tortures of Jealousy. Feb port nie, and the little well there is a very boil, and his paflions ferment into frenzy, clear one. I am now an useless individu. and then would be ftart from his bed, and al, litale able to benefit mapkind ; but a run about the room in a wbirlwind of fue prey to share and confusion, on the first ry, with ghastly looks, and eyes rolling glauce of every eye that knows me. My like a madman's. {pirits are indeed something raised by a He had, for fome days and nights, conclear fly, or a meridian fun, but as to tinued in this uncomfortable thate : one extensive views of the country, I think night, reiurning home pretty late, Aufterthem well enough exchanged for the ed with liquor, he found his doors fhut; warmth and comfort which this vale af- he knocked hard, but could not get cafords me. Ease is, at least, the proper trance, which made hiin continue knock ambition of age, and it is, confeifedly, ing without intermillion. At length he my supreme one.

was let in. As he was going up ftairs, he " Yet will I not permit you to depart found one nipping off by him, apparently from an hermit without one indructive lef- afraid of being discovered. It truck him fou. Whatever Gituation in life you ever immediately that this was bis wite's gal. wilb or propose for yourself, acquire a lant; he called aloud leveral times for clear and lucid idea of the inconvenien- light, hoping to make fome discovery, ces attending it. I utterly contemned but as it was a pretty while before they ard rejected, after a month's experience, were brought, the ftranger, had time to the very post I had been all my life folie make his clcape. This confirmed Thy. citous to procure."

mander's suspicions, and made him dart

Shenfione. like ligbining into his wife's apartment. Thymander and Sobrina; or the Tortures of She kemed to be, and really was, much Jecloudy.

surprised at the noise that was made, and

the unusual disorder and fury in which A Florentine Story.

her husband appeared. Witbuut helitat. Petty Italian nobleman, who lived ing a moment, Thymander pulled her ont

in a little village in the neighbour- of the bed upon the floor, and, as if her bood of Florence, had been happy many guilt had been certain and notorious, years in the posestion of one of the fair- poured forth a form of reproaches, acest and most virtuous of her sex. He was companied with a voiley of vaths and mea man of good natural parts, and bad an

The compoture of Sobrina's aphigh funfe of virtue, with very strong, pearance and behaviour, joined to the paflions, which ebe servile dependence of mult fulenin proteitations of her innobis vafrals, and the authority he had been cence, made no impreflion on her frantic accustomed to exercife without controul, husband. Equally unmored with her within his own small principality, con

tears and soothing language, he hauled {pired to heighten. His good fonte was her about, beat her womercifully, and also clouded by an inluffcrable vanity; fo then left her for dead. Being rerurned to that when he had got any whim, or pre- his own apartment, he ran up and down poflellion into his head, it was next to like one dirtracted, tore his bian, beat his impoflible to cure him of it. He was ex. breait, foamed at the mouth, roared 2, ceedingly fond of his wife, nor did the loud as if he had been on the rack, blatfail to make returns with equal tender- phemed against heaven, curfed his wife a9 pels and delicacy: yet notwithstanding one of the most abandoned, and limself this, he began to entertain suspicions of her as one of the unhappiest wretches that virtue. He would sometimes look at her ever lived. In this manner Thymander katha with an extatic tenderness, and, after the passed the nigbt. The next day the same molt endearing careffes, turn from her dreadful scene was in some degree acted with fulleppels, as fancying the had re- over again. After various black designs, ceived then coldly, or at least, not with and a thousand convulsions of thought, that transport of passion he expected, or his mind fixed at length upon a terrible thought they deserved. Sometimes he way of being assured of Sabrina's guilt. would toss and roll about all alone in kis

There was a young gentleman of Flobed, as he himself afterwards confeffed, rence, of a good family, but finall forrevolving her whole behaviour, putting tune. who came to the country for the the ftraogeit contruction on every word beacfit of the air, and used, lometimes, and action, and interpreting her molt in- to vilit in the family. As he had an agreeaccent imiles, which the scattered with able person, and was very soft and enout thinking, on all his friends who came gaging in his manners, llymander tarto his house, into designs of allurement pected from there, and other trilling ciror conquct. Thus would bis thoughts cumtances, that he was tbe person who

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carried on the supposed correspondence. heaven. When Timocles was gone, the To him, therefore, he commanded So- husband camel forth from his lurking. bona to write a letter, which he dictat- place, and confeffed, that hitherto indeed ed Emléir

, in an obliging strain, inviting he had discovered nothing which could a to a private interview. He ordered fix guilt upon her, but that he must make allo, lo entertain Timocles with great a farther trial of her before he could adtataess and civility, and to make him mit her to his former confidence and er of what money he might have love. afon for, while he continued in the While things were in this critical way, muntry. At the same time he drew a Sobrina, who could not bear that the burd, made her feel the point of it, affair fhould continue in so fluctuating and nel told her that he was resolved to be a doubtful a state, fent for a priest, who be. eges of their interview behind the ar- longed to a neighbouring convent, and w; and if from their behaviour, he could used sometimes to visit her husband, an flower the smallelt fymptoms of guilt, old man of a venerable character, celek would lead them both to the infe nal brated for his wildom and sanctity ; to neods, as the juft reward of their txo him the communicated the whole unforstable crimes. Sobrina told her unhap- tunate story, and begged his best advice. buband, with a noble assurance, that The pious father delired her to open the tavieg appealed to heaven for the vindi- whole affair to him in her husband's preAca of her innocence, the willingly left fence, to which the readily consented. bet caule to the common judge', and Both parties told the ftory before bim, would reft its decision , upon the issue be each in their own way. Thymander, with Papubed.

the utmost disorder and diaradion in his The letter was sent, and between that looks and language, exaggerated every and the time of the affignation, Thyman- circumstance, frequently interrupied his der look care that no other mesTage from wife, and could not forbear venting hima wife should reach Timocles, to put self in language not fit to be used before is on his guard. At length, the awful one of such a character. Sobrina told hoer of trial came; Tbymauder took her part of the trory with a fimplicity, bs trion, and, there through a hole in which no art could imitate, and with an Barras

, observed what paised between intrepidity which nothing but innocence Timecles and his wife, we may believe, could inspire; looked her husband full in with dreadful fufpence. Sobrina, putting the face, with a steadiness and assurance ca a iniing air, received Timocles with that bespoke a mind at once conscicus of seafy frankness, defired him to fit down, its own purity, and sensible of the high daked bim wherein the could serve injury done her. Her language was smootla - during his itay in that place. Timo- and unbrokeo, her whole account clear

is thanked her in a handsome manner, and coherent. At the same time, her fpirit
bat faid he did not know any thing in was wound up to such a pitch of fervour
which be lould need to trouble her while and enthufiaim, that the seemed raised a-
khaid in the country. Sobrina ftill in bove herfell, and the weakness of her sex.
kted, that if he had any occasion for There were no tears, no fighs, no woma.
2oney or bills, while he continued in nith complaints, not even expoltulations,
2 beighbourhood, he might freely com. Her accent, manner, and behaviour were
rzed her. Timocles formed a good deal indeed vehement and pathetic, but all
prized and out of countenance, at luch equal, uniform, and sustained by the very
tapeted frankness and generosity; yet fpirit and fame of virtue.
bekared with great distance and thew of The honest ecclefiaftic was exceedingly
refect

, acknowledged her kind offers in moved at so interefting a scene ; he chose, My ebligieg terms, wbich if he bad oc- however, to fay but little at that time, the alon for, he would gratefully accept, little he did say was chiefly addrefied to est had no prospect at that time of giv? Thymander ; he spoke particularly to his

her any trouble. Then, rifing úp, he paffiors of love and shame ; both which work his leave in the molt respectful man. be endeavoured to awaken, by appealing is, without a lingle word or look, which to his good senfe and candiour, whether a ald fx any suspicion of the least previ- woman, who had all along maintained a criminal intimacy. Sobrina behaved coch a character, and who had ipoke', act

along with an amazing compofure, or ed, and behaved in the manner the card, in ceber a kind of ferene majetly, in which to severe a trial as he had made her pass luere was nothing fearful or forward, ført througl, could possibly give just ground seting or inviting, being supported by a for lo many unworthy tulpicions, or had tlf consciousnefs of her own innocence, deserved such unworthy ufage. and an entire refignation to the will of Thymnander replied, that the greater;of

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Olory fenders are generally the most natorious atonement for my guilt and folly ; and ti diffemblers ;-that his own conduct had recompense your incomparable virtue. been god like - (these were bis very Mirza, an Eastern Story. Applicable to th words ;)-tbat he had been soon indeed upon the rack, but had triumphed in the

regulations now taking place on the Con midst of his tortures, and had maintained

tinent for the diminution and suppreho all the dignity of virtue, in a conjuncture,

of Monasteries.

N strength of an angel “ Before the father Idred and thirteenth year of the hegyra took leave, be advised Sobrina, in private, it is thus written : to continue in the fame calm, gentle, and It pleased our mighty fovereign Abbas condescending temper, which The had hi- Carascan, from whom the kings of the therto poffefied ;-to forbear all kind of earth derive honour and dominion, to let expostulations with her husband ;-to Mirza his fervant over the province of try all the soft insinuating ways the could Tauris. think of, to compose his fpirit, and unra. In the hand of Mirza, the balance of vel his suspicions, when the law him in a distribution was fuspended with impartircooler mood ;-and to bend her utmost lity: under his administration, the weak efforts to revive that tender passion which were protected, the learned received ho. he once entertained for her ; and he did nour, and the diligent became rich; Mir. not doubt but the would effc&ually sup. za therefore was beheld by every eye with planų his jealousy ; and, with the aflistance complacency, and every tongue pronouncof heaven, make a second conqueft more ed bleflings upon his head. But it was obfirm and lafting than the first."

served, that he derived no joy from the Sobrina faithfully followed the father's benefits which he diffused : he became penadvice, and took every opportunity of live and melancholy; he spent his leifure soothing him into kindness and good hu- in folitude ; in his palace he fat motionless

Mean time, one day, while they upon a lofa ; and when he went out his were together, the same priest came in and walk was slow, and his eyes were fixed told Thymander he was just come from upon the ground : he applied to the busiconfçiling a poor woman who had lately ness of state with reluctance, and resolved ferved in their family, and was then on to relinquish the toil of government, of her death bed: the had confeffed, that which he could no longer enjoy the renie bad been the unhappy caufe of Thy- ward. mander's jealouly, and that her gallant He, therefore, afked permission to apwas the person whom he suspected of car- proach the throne of our sovereign : and rying on a correspondence with his wife, being asked what was his requeft, he made and who had io narrowly escaped being this reply: “ May the lord of the world discovered by bim. As a proof of this, he forgive the Dave whom he has honoured, delivered a letter to him, attesting those if Mirza presume again to lay the bounty facts, and signed by the woman herself. of Abbas at his feet. Thou hast given me When the priest was gone, Thymander the dominion of a country, fruitful as the seemed.much easier than he had been for gardens of Damascus ; and a city glorious fome time pall. Sobrina, thinking him above all others, except that only wbicka now more fenfible to gentle impresions, reflects the splendour of thy presence. fçized the critical minute, fell down on But the longeft life is a period scarce suffher knees before him, and plied him with cient to prepare for death : all other butho'è alluring airs, and that alluring lan- finess is vain and trivial, as the toil of emguage, which the fex, when they have a mets in the path of the traveller, under mind to it, koow how to employ with ira whole foot they perish for ever; and all resistible persuasion, and, at length so enjoyment is unsubitantial and evanescent, thoroughly melted him, that he caught her as the colours of the bow that appears in in his arms, with the Arongeit ardor of the interval of a storm. Suffer me, therepassion, and cried out, “ My dear Sobri- fore, to prepare for the approach of eterna, you have conquered me; I have nity ; let ne give up my foul to meditawronged, cruelly wronged, the best and tion ; let folitude and filence acquaint me most valuable woman that lives. I accuse with the myfteries of devotion ; let me and condemn myself more bitterly, ten forget the world, and by the world be forthousand times, than you or the whole gotten, till the moment arrives in which world can possibly do. If you can førgive the veil of eternity shall fall, and I shall be such, and lo aggravated an injury, yet I found at the bar of the Almighty," Mira cannot forgive myfelf, I shall reckon the za then bowed himfulf to the carth and remainder of my life too short to make itood Glent.

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