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els of Bedford; and Elizabeth resolved
OU must know, I am married to The light of so much beauty in dif one of the most agreeable women tress made a deep inpresion upon the in England, have an unabating passion amorous mind of Edward : love itole for my wife, and every reason to ima. infenfibly into his heart under the guise gine her sentiments are equally tender of compaflion, from which, in its first for me; there is nothing of consequence emo:ions, it is not very different; but what we continually study to oblige and her sorrow and affliction so graceful each other in ; yet at the same time in a virtuous matron, recommended her there are a thousand little trifles in which no less to his elteem and veneration, we are always sure to disagree; and than her personal beauty made ber the which are not only an endless source of object of his affection.
disquiet to ourselves, but of uneasiness He raised her from the ground with to our whole family. assurances of favour: he found his pas. Laft night for intance, after supper fion daily strengthened by the company I acquainted Nancy that a. Vintner, who and conversation of the lovely widow; owed me a bundred pound for some and he was soon obliged, in bis turn, Lilbons, (for you must know I am a to become the suppliant of the woman Wine merchant) has failed, and that whom he had lately seen on her knees there was but little probability of exbefore him.
pecting two and fix pence from the sale But Elizabeth, either too virtuous to of all his effects. I furthermore ingratify his passion in a dishonourable formed her, that I was much to blame manner, or too sensible not to perceive in the affair, and that I had trusted this that he might easily raise herselt to the man contrary to the advice of an inti. highest rank, obitinately refused to mate friend, who was perfectly convergrant his request; and all the entrea. sant with his circumstances. My wife, ties, endearments, and caresses of the instead of reprehending me for indisyoung and amiable Edward, were un- cretion, as the generality of her sex able to bend her rigid and stubborn vi'- would have done in the same case, made fue. She plainly told him, that though use of every argument in her power to the was unworthy of being his queen, diffipate niy chagrin ; told me, the most The thought herielf too good to be his caretul were unable now and then to concubine, and was therefore willing to avoid an error, and bid me console myremain in the humble Itation in which self under my lofs, by thanking ProviProvidence had placed her.
dence that I had not been a sufferer in His pallion, inflamed by oppofirion, double the sum. I was greatly charmand heightened by his elteem jos suched with this dispoîtion in Mrs. Moun. honourable sentiments, hurried him at tain, and expressed my sensibility of it lait beyond the bounds of reason and in a manner with which the seemed inprudence; and be offered to thare pis finitely pleased. Weli, after all this throne, as well as his heart, with Alie would you imagine, that a molt trivial wonian, whose personal and mental ac. circumstance should make us past beds complishments seemed to render her 10 for that night. My favourite liquor is deserving of both. And the nuptials a glass of punch, and it happens to be were fecretly folemnized at Giation.
my wite's 100; making a little tift as we were alone, I happened to squecze
the pap of the lennon into the bowl, VOL. III,
upon which she immediately exclaimed Whenever they see us cool towards one a. with some warmth, “Lord, my dear, nother, they titter and laugh, and say the you have spoiled the punch, —No, my poor things will soon kiss and make it love (replied I) the pulp gives it a fine up again. 'Twas no later ago than last favour, and belides you know I am week, that I over heard my rascal of a very fond of it,"'~" Ay, but (says she) coachman tell one of his fellow.fervants, you are sensible I can't abide it ;" that his inafter and mistress were nothing " Then, my dear, returned I, 'tis an better than an overgrown boy and girl, easy matter to avoid putting any in your and that he fancied a little of his horse. glass.” Lord, Mr. Mountain, I whip would be of great service to both have spoke to you a thousand times a. of us. 'Tis very odd, that people who "bout this very circumstance; I believe really love one another, and are not in my conscience you do it on purpose wholly deftitute of understanding, should to give me dilguft.
give way to such resentment in the Here we began a contést ; severity merest trifles, who in the most imporproduced severity, till at last I ordered tant circumstances of life, - are above a bed to be made for myself, and poor feeling the smallest resentment, or enNancy retired to her own, with her eyes tertaining the minutelt diselteem. Ma. Swimming in tears.
ny is the time, I have found fault with For the whole night neither of us my wife for ftirring the fire, when her (for I judge of her by myself) had a spending five hundred pound has not Jingle wink of neep; we tumbled and given me the least uneasiness; and matoffed, canvased the matter ifty ways ny a time has the falled one with me, in our minds, and at Jaft concluded, if in cutting up a fowl I happened to like Lockit and Peachum in the Beg- splath ever so small a drop of gravy on gar's Opera, that we were both in the the table cloth, though she has felt no wrong. Yet notwithstanding all this, discomposure in life, if I spoiled a rich when we met at breakfast but an hour filk, or dirtied a fine bead dress. This ago, neither of us would condescend to morning, however, we have agreed, as speak first; we affected a resentment of a means of keeping ourselves from par. countenance, that was utterly foreign fions of this nature for the future, to to our hearts, and endeavoured to keep send you the foregoing account, and if up the appearance of an unremitting it should turn out any way Serviceable anger, when we both of us longed to to others, as I hope it will, I shall have be reconciled, and had the most passi. a double reason to be pleased. onate inclination to be pleased. Break"fast was over before we exchanged a fyllable, when the servant had left the room,
prepared to go out, and had From the Court MAGAZINE. got just to the parlour door, when poor Nancy, unable to hold it out any lon
The Defects of Education confidered. ger, cried in a tone of irresistable soft
. speaking ing with my old acquaintance a word; here our whole ridiculous quar- Ned Headitrong, his eldest son, a lad a.
was at an end : I turned to her with bout fifteen, happened to come into the all the fondness I could possibly affume, room as I knew he was designed for and held her in my arms for some mo- the university, I entered into a little meuts, while the returning the fervor classical conversation with the young of the embrace, burst into a flood of gentleman, and soon discovered that he tears.
had no extraordinary turn for litera. 'Tis inconceivable to think, how ture; fearing to dísconcert him, I contemptible these little differences have dropped the discourse, and he went ainade us in the eyes of our own servants. bout his business, as I thought, „very
happy in an opportunity of making so genius had either an unlimited circuit, early an escape. He was no suoner gone or was absolutely confined. Hence, in than his father began, " Ah, my old former ages, both the sciences and the friend, you never gave a greater instance
more fortunately cultivated of discretion in your life than in conti- than in the prelent era, and hence our nuing unmarried : children are certain forefathers were more wife and happy cares but very slender comforts :- the than their offspring of the succeeding better they are, tle more unceasingly fo- generations. Every man was employed licitous we are for their welfare ; and in the particular department best adaptit they happen to run counter to our ex
ed to his inclination and abilities, and pectations, nothing can fill us with consequently had a much greater pro. greater anxiety and distress in short, bability of ineeting with reputation aud the pleasure of having them is no way
lucceis. equal to the uncaliness of bringing
How widely different is the conduct them up, and tho I would not for the of the present to those of the past ages! world part with one of my poor boys, A nan now-a-days scarcely provides yet I would give the world, if I had it, his child with a nurse, before he talks and was to begin lite a second timne, ne
of the profession to which he intends ver to have a child at all. There is b.inging him up; and without ever Tom for instance, whoin you saw this considering but he may turn out the minute, my heart is set upon seeing rankest blockhead in the creation, menhim well established in the church, but tions those avocations that require the the dog has sn unaccountable a hanker- molt consummate abilities. ing after the army, that I am forced to thus chaiked out during the earliest in. drive hiin to his itudies, and even now, fancy of his son is pursued with the tho' he is of age to go to college, he can
most religious veneration when he ad. scarcely conttrue me twenty lines of his vances in years, and hence it frequently Virgil without the help of Ainlivorth's lappens that we see a hero in the church, dictionary."
and a coward at the head of our armies When I parted with Mr. Headstrong, hence we thall see a fellow not half á I could not help reflecting upon the ge
remove from an ideot expounding thie neral abfurdity which prevails among laws upon the Bench, and meet with a parents in providing for their children; inan ot uncommon genius at Lloyd's nor avoid condeinning the principal Coffce-houle selling a hogshead of to. supposition which they adopt, that the in. bacco or a punclieon of rum. clination of the young people are upon all
Were we to reflect ever so little upon occasions to be regulated by their own; this injudicious method of bringing up pollibly nothing has ever been a greater our children into the world, the consesource of misfortune than a supposition quences one would imagine, diould of this, nature ; it has given birth to
nake us a little more attentive and numberless calamities, and perhaps one circumfpect. If we were to consider, half of the common miscarriages in life that educating a son of narrow abilicies might entirely be placed to this account. either to the church or tké băr, must la former ages, where a man had
not only reduce him to the meanieft childreny before he ever thought of e
thifts for preferment, but expose him ducating them to any profesion, he al moreover to the univerlal contenipt a ways confulted the frame of their feve- reasonable man would think a Tecond ral dispositions, and carefully examined' time before he made an ablolite choice; the extent of their various abilities, in the same
all the other proportion as the first were rational le profesions ; if we bring up bur chil. indulged them s and in proportion as
dren to trades they are
are nora adapted to, the second were liberal or contracted, he ipstead of Jaying a foundation for tlieir pitched upon chole avocations where credit and their fortune, we only expose
them to poverty and disgrace ; and how. in very narrow circumstances, and be. ever we may be offended at their not fore he was distinguished by his writings succeeding in life, the fault is in reality was many times put to his shifts even our own, who have thus laid a manacle for a dinner. The debts he then con. on their hands, and utterly stripped tracted lay very heavy upon him for a them of the means.
long time afterwards ; and upon the But if the education of our children publication of his seasons one of his to professions which are either above creditors arrested him, thinking that a or below their various capacities be lo proper opportunity to get bis money. extremely erroneous, what thall we say The report of this misfortune happened where we compel them to cultivate those to reach the ears of Mr. Quin, who avocations to which they are totally a. had indeed read the seasons, but had verse ? In the former cale, perhaps, by never seen their author; and upon an uncommon industry a man might stricter enquiry, he was told that Thomfave himself from being absolutely delpi. son was in the bailiff's hands at a (pung'cable; or give, by the superiority of ing house in Holborn ; thither Quin his talents, a hústre to his trade ; but went, and being admitted into his chamhere if our children should turn out to ber, Sir, said he, in his usual tone of be dunces, we lay à temptation for voice, you don't know me, I believe, negligence to add to their incapacity ; but my name is Quin. Mr. Thomson and if they should be otherwise, raile a received him politely, and said, that fresh machination to sink them into con- tho' he could not boast of the honour tempt. 'Tis in vain to say that necessi- of a personal acquaintance, he was no ty will oblige them to a proper atten- ftranger either to his name or his merit; tion in a business which they deteft ; a and very obligingly invited him to fit blockhead is incapable of discovering, down. Quin then told him, he was the necellity; and a man of abilities come to sup with him, and that he had confiders it as an additional motive of already ordered the cook to provide disgust. The consequence is plain, a. fupper, which he hoped he would ex. version must be the parent of negli- cuse. -Mr. Thomson made the proper gence, and that negligence must in its reply, and then the discourse turned in. turn keep them at least from rising in differently upon subjects of literature. the world, if it does not continually When supper was over, and the glass keep them in penury and distress. had gone briskly about, Mr. Quin then
took occasion to explain himselt by faging, It was now time to enter upon ba.
siness. Mr. Thomson declared he was From the COURT MAGAZINE. ready to serve him as far as his capacity
would reach, in any thing he Should Extraordinary s'nee dote of the late cele- command, (thinking he was come abrated Mr. Quin.
bout some affair relating to the Drama.) R. Quin was a gentleman whose Sir, says Mr. Quin, you mistake my humour
gave life to the conver- meaning. I am in your debt. I owe lation of thousands who perhaps never you a hundred pounds, and I am conte had the plealure' of seeing him: many to pay you. Mr. Thomson, with a of wliom, but for the repetition of his disconsolate air, replied, that as he was wit, would be very dull companions ; a gentleman whom, to his knowledge, but the story that follows does honour he had never offended, he wondered he to his Good-nature, and therefore it is should seek an opportunity to reproach · here selected. "Mr. Thomson, a Scots him under his misfortunes. No, by
gentlenian, üniversally known by his G-d, raid Quin, raising his voice, I'd fine poems on the seasons, on liberty, be d-n'd betore I would do that. I &c. when he fisit came to London, was say, I owe you a hundred pounds, and
there it is, (laying a bank note of that stantly improved and augmented by value before him.) Mr. Thomson was frequent draughts of German Protest astonished, and begged he would ex. ants, not only, out of the Palatinate, plain himself. Why, says Quin, I'll tell but from other parts of the empire, para you ; soon after I had read your sea. ticularly from Saltzburg, who have in, fons, I took it into my head, that as discriminately been deeined and reportI had something in the world to leave ed to be Palatines, by the generality of behind me when I died, I would make the people. my will, and among the rest of my The emigrants are always ready to gatees, I set down the author of the sea- embrace every proposal that has been lons a hundred pounds, and this day offered them, to settle under a governhearing that you was in this house, í ment where they can enjoy the free exthought I might as well have the plea- ercise of their religion, and the fruits fure of paying the money myself, as to of their labour. Their religious, peace, order my executors to pay it when per. able principles, robutt constitutions, in, haps you might have less need of it; dustry, and being inured to hard labour, and this, Mr. Thomson, is the business recommend them for the purposes of I came about. I need not express Mr. settling or improving our colonies in Thomson's grateful acknowledgments, North America, in preference to all og but leave every reader to conceive them. ther nations. No people are able to
live upon less expence ; nor are there any more able and willing to cultivate
the earth, and undergo the difficulties From the COMPLETE MAGAZINE. inseparable from new colonies; their
very women and children being trained Some Account of the Palatines. up from their infancy to do every HE people called Palatines are drudgery, and to allilt in procuring the
properly natives of the Palati- necessaries of life. Being Protestants, nate, an electorate in the German em. they are continually harrassed by their pire, in the cirle of the Lower Rhine : Popish sovereigns, for their religious great numbers of wbom were invited principles, thcugh under the protection over in the reign of queen Anne, to of the evangelic body and the imperial settle on the continent of North Ame- constitutions; which disposes them to rica ; her majesty being thereto induced leave their country: and we embrace both by political and religious inotives. them as brethren, knowing that they The Protestant subjects of the Palati- will make good subjects under a Protelnate, at that time, laboured under a tant king. severe persecution from the state under The particular case of those German which they lived. This disposed them Protestants, commonly called Palatines, to accept of such terms, for emigration, who at present have engaged so much as promised to place them in a peace- the attention of all ranks and degi ees able enjoyment of their religion and li- of men in and about this metropolis, berty. And they being Protestants of ariseth from a pretence set up by one, the Lutheran confession, for which they who had no authority, as it now, apwere persecuted, the queen was the pears, to make a contract with them, more ready to extend her compassion or to procure them a settlement in any towards them, and to receive them un- of our American plantations ; tho' the der her protection.
poor deluded people had great reason Since that time, as our settlements to hearken to such proposals, as were required more hands for cultivation, tendered to tiem, in the name of a nathan could be drawn from the mother tion, which had always given them the country, the population of our planta. .preference in such cases, and could not tions in North America has been con- polibly people and cultivate their new