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dam de Mailly, daughter of the Mar. dam de Pompadour. Binet thin pro.
the king, who pafled the night with her, The'ascendancy which de Mailly had and the next morning dismified her cool. over the King did not, however, last ve- ly enough. Nor did he so much as ry long : he quitted her for one of her mention her name to Binet, either ilie fisters, of which there were five, four of next day, or for many days afterwards. whom became his miltrelles in their It is easy to guess at the vexation of the turns, and, as it is said, two or three at confidant, and especially of tlie mistress, one time. Being tired with these and who had depended so much on the powmany others, his Majesty began to be er of her charms, and who had now disgusted at once with the facility and such realon to think, that the enjoyvariety of the women brought to him, ment of them had not left impressions which he found rather perplexed iban sa on the king's memory, favourable etisfied his talte for pleasure. In this nough to resummon desire. Above a mood, one night, as he w“ going to bed, month passed in this manner, when one he mentioned the unpicasingnels of his night the king smilingly asked Binet, situation to one Binet, a valet-de-chambre what his coulin thought of him ? His then in waiting. He told him, he was answer is easily anticipated. He told heartily tired withi new faces every day, his majesty the was full of nothing, and still without meeting with any wo thought of nothing, dreamed oft noman worth his attachment, which he thing but him. “ To say the truth, should prefer to this range through the said the king, I was afraid he was too sex ; and asked him if he knew of any like the rest of tbose I have had, either one he could recommend in particular, actuated by ambition, or perhaps by a that had merit enough to relieve him yet more fordid pallion, that of interest. from the trouble and dilgust of changing Otherwise, I cannot but say, I liked her 10 often. Binet, to whom such a confi- very well. I had a mind too to trydow dence was highly welcome, alured the she would take my neglect.” Dinet was King, that he had a person in his eye for not so little of a courtier, interested ef. him, that he was sure would please him, pecially as he was in the issue of this af. and was a cousin of his own, and that fair, not to give his majefty all the afbesides, she had a real paflion for his surances fit to revive his inclination, and Majesty's person, This piqued the to quiet his doubts. He obierved parKing's curiosity to alk him who it was: ticularly, that interest, or at least fo low and who should it be, but the very indi an one as that of a coinmon bieling, vidual Madam d'Eltiolles, the late Ma. could not have a great weight wiib lei;
Hince the was so easy in her fortune, and another's safety. As soon as this afflicte that to his knowledge she had always ing scene was over, Márini embarked, expressed a passion merely for his person. and having a fair wind, arrived safe at “ Well, said the king, if you really think Bastia in a few hours. The success of fo, I thall be glad to see her again." That the rebels being Itopped, and the affairs point was easily adjusted. The second of the idland a little fettled again, our interview took place, and had not the lover began to prepare for his return to like consequences as the first. She now Genoa ; but as he was walking one day captivated him to such a point, that he by the harbour where the ships of burwas uneasy till he saw her again ; and den lay, he heard two failors who were see her he did, night after night, till just arrived, talking of the death of a at length she had 10 far compleated her Genoese nobleman's wife, then absent conquest, that he attached himself en- from the republic. This casual cir. tirely to her.
cumstance greatly alarmed him, and [To be continued.]
excited his curiosity to listen farther to
their conversation ; when, after a little RX de pause, he heard one of them mention
the name of his dear Monimia. At From the UNIVERSAL MUSEUM. these words his surprize and affliction The fingular Catastrophe of a Genoese follow the mariners to satisfy his doubt,
was so great, that he had not power to Nobleman and his Lady.
but inliantly fwooned away, and when HERE lived, not long since, in he recovered, found himself surrounded i
ed Marini, who had a large estate in At the same time that this happened to the island of Corsica, whither he went Marini, something of the same nature every five or fix years to regulate his af. equally distressed Monimia ; for an imfairs. At the age of five and twenty perfect account came to Genoa, by the he was married to a beautiful lady, the captain of a Venetian vessel, that a daughter of a Venetian fenator, called gentleman named Marini, had been surMonimia, who had refused the greatest prized near Bastia by a remaining party matches in Italy, to prefer the fortu- of rebels, and that he and all his attennate Marini. As their marriage was dants were killed by them. These two founded upon a mutual esteem, their accounts involved our unfortunate pair passion encreased instead of diminishing in the greatest distress; they immedi. by enjoyment, till they became an ex. ately took shipping, in order to be con. ample of conjugal duty to all that knew vinced of what they so much dreaded them. They had lived many years in to know; the one for Corsica, the other this uninterrupted state of felicity, when for Genoa. They were both sailed, Marini was obliged to make a voyage when a violent storm arose, which drove into Corsica, which was then disturbed their vessels upon a little island in the by a rebellious insurrection, in order to Mediterranean. Marini's ship landed secure his patrimony, by enccuraging first, where, whilst the rest of the crew bis dependents to ftand firm in defence were refreshing themselves, the inconof their country. But the greatest af. foleable widower, as he thought himHidtign, and which absorbed all the rest, self, wandered with one servant only, was his being neceffitated to part for a into a little wood tliat was near the sea. while from Monimia, wbo being then Ahore, to give a loose to his immoderate very big with child, was incapacitated griet. Soon after the Genoese ship to go with him as usual. When the landed too, and the same motive led fatal time of parting was come, they Monimia with one of her maids into embraced with the utmost grief, and the wood where her husband was, lathe Wärmeit prayers to heaven tor ose menting his unfortunate condition. They
had not been there long before they being so early freed from paternal reheard each other's complaint, and drew straints, plunged himself into those nearer mutually, to see if there was any numberless excesses, which became at wretch living equally miserable with last fatal to him; and he proved, as themselves. But how great was the Pope expresses it, astonishment of both, when they met
А in a little path, and saw each other ! A rebel to the very King he lov'd.
tyrant to the wife his heart approv'd, the immoderate joy was such, and the transition from one extreme to the other The young lord, in the beginning of fo instantaneous, that all the power they the years 1716, indulged his defire of had was to fall into each other's arms, travelling, and finishing his education where they expired in a few minutes abroad; and, as he was designed to be after. Their bodies were conveyed to instructed in the stricteft Whig princi. Italy, and were interred with all the ro. ples, Geneva was judged a proper place lemnity and magnificence due to their for his residence. He took the rout of quality and eminent virtues.
Holland, and visited several courts of Germany, that of Hanover in particular.
The marquis being arrived at Ge. From the UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, neva, he conceived so great a disgust to
the dogmatical precepts of his goverSome Particulars relating to the Life of nor, that he fell upon a scheme of a
Philip, Duke of Wharton. voiding these intolerable incumbrances,
HIS nobleman, by his father's left him at Geneva, and set out poft for home :
: as it was the earl of Wharton's dle of October, 1716. view to qualify his son to fill that high His lordship somewhere or other had station in which his birth would one day picked up a bear's cub, of which he was place him, with advantage to his coun- very fond, and carried it about with try ; his great care was to form him a him. But when he was determined to complete orator. The first prelude to abandon his tutor, he left the cub behis misfortunes may justly be reckoned hind him, with the following address to his falling in love with, and privately him : “ Being no longer able to bear marrying a young lady, the daughter with your ill usage, I think proper to of major-general Holmes, a match by be gone from you ; however, that you no means suited to his birth, fortuné, may not want company, I have left you and character, and far less to the ambi- the bear, as the moit suitable companitious views his father had of disposing on in the world, that could be picked of him in such a marriage, as would out for you." have been a considerable addition to the When the marquis was at Lyons, he fortune and grandeur of his illustrious took a very strange step, little expected family.
from him. He wrote a letter to the However disappointed the earl of Chevalier de St. George, then residing Wharton might be in his son's marrying at Avignon, to whom he presented a beneath his quality, yet that amiable very fine stone-horse. Upon receiving lady, who became his daughter-in-law, this present, the Chevalier sent a man deserved infinitely more felicity than of quality to the marquis, who carried the met with by an alliance with his fa. him privately to his court, where he was mily; and the young lord was not so received with the greatest marks of efunhappy through any misconduct of teem, and had the title of Duke of her's, as by the death of his father, Northumberland conferred upon him. which this precipitate marriage is He remained there, however, but one thought to have haftened. The duke day, and then returned post to Lyons,
from whence he set out for Paris. He Ireland, in which kingdom, on account likewise made a visit to the Queen-dow- of his extraordinary qualities, he had "ager of England, confort to King James the honour done him of being admit. the Second, then residing at St. Ger- ted, though under age, to take his seat mains, to whom he paid his court, in the House of Peers. Here he efpursuing the same ralh measures at at poused a very different interest from Avignon.
that which he had so lately embraced. During his stay at Paris, his winning He distinguished himself on this ocaddress, and altonishing parts, gained casion as a violent partisan for the Mihim the esteem and admiration of all the nistry, and acted in all other respects, British subjects of both parties, who as well in his private as public capacity, happened to be there. The earl of with the warmest zeal for the governStair, then the English Ambassador ment.
there, notwithstanding all the reports In consequence of this zeal, thewn to the marquis's disadvantage, thought at a time when they stood much in need proper to thew some respect to the re of men of abilities, and so little ex. prefentative of so great a family. pected from the young marquis, the
His excellency never failed to lay hold king, who was no stranger to the most of every opportunity to give some ad refined rules of policy, created him a mcnitions, which were not always a Duke. greeable to the vivacity of his temper, As soon as the duke of Wharton and sometimes provoked him to great came of age, he was introduced to the indiscretions.
House of Lords, in England, with the Once in particular the Ambassador, like blaze of reputation. A little beextolling the merit and noble behaviour fore the death of lord Stanhope, his of the marquis's father, added, that he Grace again changed fides, opposed the hoped he would follow so illustrious an court, and endeavoured to defeat the example of fidelity to his Prince, and schemes of thc ministry. love to his country: upon which the He appeared one of the most forward marquis immediately antwered, that he and vigorous, in the defence of the thanked his excellency for his good ad- bishop of Rochester, and in opposing vice; and, as his excellency had also a the bill for inflicting pains and penalties worthy and deserving father, he hoped on that prelate. he would likewise copy so bright an ori Notwithftanding his astoniching activiginal, and tread in his steps.
ty in opposition to the court, he was not This was a levere farcasm, as the yet satisfied, that he had done enough: Ambaffador's father had betrayed his he printed his thoughts therefore twice master in a manner that was quite a week, in a paper called, The True thameful.
Briton, several thousands of which beBefore he left France, an English Gen- ing dispersed weekly, the duke was tleman expoftulating with him, for pleased to find the whole kingdom givfwerving so much from the principles ing attention to him; and admiring him of his father, and his whole family; as an author, though some did not at all his lordfhip answered, that he had pawn. approve of his reasoning. ed his principles to Gordon, the Pre The duke's boundlels profusion had tender's banker, for a considerable sum, by this so burthened his eltate, that a and, till he could repay him, he must decree of Chancery took hold of it, and be a Jacobite; but, when that was vested it in the hands of trustees, for done, he would again return to the the payment of his debts, but not withWhigs.
out making a provision About the latter end of Dec. 1716, annum for his subliitence. the marquis arrived in England, where This not being sufficient to support he did not remain long till he let out for his title with suitable dignity at home,
he resolved to go abroad till his estate sent, represented to him in the most should be clear. But in this the world lively terms, that the consequence of was deceived; for he went to Vienna,' the match would be misery to them to execute a private commission, not in both, and absolutely refused her consent. favour of the English ministry; nor Having now no hopes of obtaining did he ever shine to greater advantage her, he fell into a deep inelancholy, as to his personal character, than at which brought on a lingering fever, of the Imperial Court.
which he languished till he was almost From Vienna his Grace made a tour ready to drop into the ground. This to Spain, where his arrival alarmed the circumftance reaching her majesty's ear, English minister so much, that two ex The was moved with his diitrels, and presses were sent from Madrid to Lon- sent him word to endeavour the recodon, upon an apprehension that liis very of his health, and, as soon as he Grace was received there in character was able to appear abroad, she would of ambassador ; upon which the duke speak to him in a more favourable man. received a summons under the privy- ner than at their last interview. feal to return home.
The duke, upon receiving this news, His behaviour on this occasion was a imagined it the best way to take ad. fufficient indication, that he never de vantage of the kind disposition her mafigned to return to England, wbills af- jesty was then in, and summoning to fairs remained in the same state. his atlistance his little remaining strength,
This he often declared, from his go- threw himself at her majelty's feet, and ing abroad the second time, which, no begged of her either to give him M, doubt, was the occasion of his treating Oberne, or order him not to live. that folemn order with so much indig The queen consenteil, but told him nity, and endeavouring to inflame the he would soon repent it; and, the Spanish court, not only against the per- young lady being dazzled with the fplcnson who delivered the warrant, but also dor of a ducal title, and besides having against the court of Great Britain it- a real value for her lover', they were self, for exercising an act of power, as soon united by an indissoluble bond. he was pleased to call it, within the ju After the solemnization of his marririfdiction of his catholic majisty. Af- age, he passed some time at Rome, ter this he acted openly in the service where he accepted of a blue garter, afof the Pretender, and appeared at his fected to appear with the title of duke court, where he was received with the of Northumberland, and for a while greatert marks of favour.
enjoyed the confidence of the exiled While his Grace was thus employed prince. abroad, his dutchess, who had been But, as he could not always keep neglected by him, died in England, himself within the bounds of Italian April 14, 1726, and left no issue be- gravity, and having no employment to hind hier. Soon after, the duke fell amufe his active temper, he foon ran violently in love with M. Oberne, then into his usual excesses; which giving ofone of the maids of honour to the fence, it was thought proper for him to queen of Spain. She was daughter of remove from that city for the present, an Irish colonel in that service, who left he should at last fall into actual being dead, her mother lived upon a disgrace. pension the king allowed her ; so that Accordingly the duke quitted Rome, this lady's fortune confifted chiefly in her and went by sea to Barcelona, and then personal accomplishments.
resolved upon a new scene of life, which Many arguments were used by their few expected he would ever ens ge in, friends on both sides, to diffuade them He wrote a letter to the king of Spain, from the marriage.' The queen of acquainting him that he would afliit at Spain, when the duke asked her son the fiege of Gibralter as a volunteer,