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which alone I wished to live; could flutter. Their mutual disorder comhave filled my bosom with unutter- municated itself to the kind-hearted able forrow and despair; could have sympathizing Dolly, who had been even divested me of reason, and witness to the interview, and deeply driven me from the society of men, affected with the disclosure of the a poor, forlorn, wandering lunatic, scene. Unspeakable was her fursuch as you see me now prostrate at prize when she found her mistress your feet; all the blofloms of iny miss Meadows was no other than youth withered, all the honours of the celebrated Aurelia Darnel, whose my family decayed?"
eulogium The had heard so eloquentAurelia looking' wistfully at her ly pronounced by her sweet-heart lover, “ Sir, said she) you over- Mr. Thomas Clarke; a discovery whelm me with amazement and which still more endeared her lady anxiety! you are imposed upon, if to her affection. She had wept you have received any such letter: plentifully at the progress of their you are deceived, if you thought mutual explanation; and, was now Aurelia Darnel could be so insen- so disconcerted, that Me scarce knew fible, ungrateful, and inconstant." the meaning of the orders she had
This last word she pronounced received. She set the kettle on the with some hesitation, and a down- table, and placed the tea-board on cast look, while her face underwent the fire. Her confusion, by ata total suffusion, and the knight's' tracting the notice of her mistress, heart began to palpitate with all the helped to relieve her from her own violence of emotion. He eagerly embarrassing situation. She, with imprinted a kifs upon her hand, ex- her own delicate hands, rectified the claiming, in interrupted phrase, mistake of Dolly; who still conti“ Can it be poffible ? ---Heaven nued to sob, and said, “ Yaw may grant-Sure this is no illusion.-O, think, my leady Darnel, as haw I madam !---thall I call you my Aure- 'aive yeaten hool-cheele; but it lia ? My heart is bursting with a y’an't foa.- I'le think, vor maai thousand fond thoughts and pre- peart, as how l’aive bean bewitchsages. You shall see that dire pa. ed." Sir Launcelot could not help per which hath been the source of smiling at the simplicity of Dolly, all my woes- it is the constant whose goodness of heart, and atcompanion of my travels. Lait tachment, Aurelia did not fail to night I nourished my chagrin with extol, as soon as her back was turnthe perusai of its horrid contents.” ed. It was in consequence of this · Aurelia expreficd great impa. commendation, that, the next time tience to view thre cruel forgery; for the entered the room, our advensuch she assured him it must be: but turer, for the first time, considered he could not gratify her desire till her face, and seemed to be itruck the arrival of his servant with the with her features. He asked her portmanteau. In the mean time, some questions, which she could not tea was called. The lovers were answer to his fatisfaction, applauded feated: he looked and languished; ber regard ter her lady, and assured the flashed and faultered ; all was her ost his ricadhip and proteciion. doubt and delirium, fondness and ble now be: sed to know the cause
that obliged his Aurelia to travel at turning up his eyes to heaven, such a rate, and in such an equipage; breathed, in broken murmurs, the and the informed him of those par- chaste raptures of his soul. The tenticulars which we have already com- derness of this communication was municated to the reader.
too painful to be long endured. Sir Launcelot glowed with resent- Aurelia industriously interposed other ment, when he understood how his subjects of discourse, that his attendear Aurelia had been oppressed by tion might not be dangerously overher perfidious and cruel guardian. charged, and the afternoon passed He bit his nether lip, rolled his eyes insensibly away. around, started from his seat, and 'Though he had determined, in itriding across the room, “ I re- his own mind, never more to quit member (said he) the dying words this idol of his foul, they had not of her who is now a faint in heaven yet concerted any plan of conduet, “ That violent man, my brother-in- when their happiness was all at once law, who is Aurelia's sole guardian, interrupted by a repetition of cries, will thwart her wishes with every denoting horror; and a fervant, obstacle that brutal resentment and coming in, said he believed fome implacable malice can contrive.”- rogues were murdering a traveller Wbat followed, it would ill become on the highway. The supposition me 'to repeat : but the concluded of such distress operated like gunwith these words~" The rest we powder on the disposition of our ad. must leave to the dispensations of venturer, who, without considering Providence.”- Was it not Provi- the situation of Aurelia, and indeed dence that fent me hither, to guard without seeing, or being capable to and protect the injured Aurelia ?” think on her, or any other subje&t, Then turning io miss Darnel, whose for the time being, ran directly to eyes streamed with tears, he added, the stable, and mounting the first “ Yes, divine creature! heaven, horse which he found saddled, issued careful of your safety, and in com- out in the twilight, having no other passion to my sufferings, hath guided weapon but his sword. He rode me hither, in this mysterious man- full speed to the spot whence the ner, that I might defend you from cries seemned to proceed; but they violence, and enjoy this transition founded more reinote as he ad. from madness to deliberation, from vanced. Neverthelefs he followed despair to felicity.” So saying, he them to a considerable distance from approached this amiable mourner, the road, over fields, diiches, and this fragrant flower of beauty, glit- hedges; and at last came fo near, tering with the dew-drops of the that he could plainly diftinguilh the morning; this sweetest, gentlest, voice of his own squire, Timothy loveliett ornament of human na- Crabshaw, bellowing for mercy, ture: he gazed upon her with looks with hideous vociferation. Stimuof love ineffable: he sat down by lated by this recognition, he reher; he pressed her foft hand in his; doubled his career in the dark, till die began to fear that all he saw was at length his horse plunged into a the flattering vision of a diftempered hole, the nature of which he could brain. IIc looked, and lighed, and not comprehend; bat he found it
impra&icable to disengage him. It spired with reason, directed by some was with some difficulty that he humane inchanter, who pitied virtue himself clambered over a ruined wall, in distress. All circumstances con. and regained the open ground. Here sidered, it is no wonder that the he groped about, in the utmost im- commotion in the mind of our adpatience of anxiety, ignorant of the venturer produced some such deli. place, mad with vexation for the rium. All night he continued the fate of his unfortunate squire, and chace; the voice, which was repeatbetween whiles invaded with a pang ed at intervals, still retreating before of concern for Aurelia, left among him, till the morning began to ap strangers, unguarded, and alarmed. pear in the East, when, by divers In the midst of this emotion, he piteous groans, he was directed to bethought himfelf of hollowing the corner of a wood, where he bealoud, that, in case he should be in held his miserable squire stretched the neighbourhood of any inhabited upon the grass, and Gilbert feeding place, he might be heard and afift. by him altogether unconcerned, the ed. He accordingly practised this helmet and the launce suspended at expedient, which was not altogether the saddle-bow, and the portmanwithout effect; for he was imme- teaa fafely fixed upon the crupper. diately answered by an old friend, no The knight, riding up to Crab. other than his own steed Bronzo. Naw, with equal surprize and conmarte, who, hearing his master's cern, asked what had brought him voice, neighed strenuously at a small there; and Timothy, after some distance. The knight; being well pause, during which he surveyed his acquainted with the found, heard master with a rueful aspect, answerwith astonishment; and, advancing ed, “ The devil.” “ One would in the right direction, found his imagine, indeed, you had some such hoble charger fastened to a tree. conveyance, (faid Sir Launcelot.) I He forth with unried and mounted have followed your cries fince last him; then, laying the reins upon evening I know not how, nor whihis neck, allowed him to chuse his ther, and never could come up with own path, in which he began to you till this moment. But, say, travel with equal steadiness and ex- what damage have you fustained, pedition. They had not proceeded that you lie in that wretched porfar when the knighe's ears were ture, and groan so dismally ? " again saluted by the cries of Crab- “I can't guess, (replied the squire) Thaw; which Bronzomarte no sooner if it bean't that mai hoole carcase is heard than he pricked up his ears, drilled into oilet hools, and my flesh neighed, and quickened his pace, as pioched into a jelly." " How! if he had been sensible of the squire's wherefore: (cried the knight)-who distress, and hastened to his relief. were the miscreants that treated you Sir Launcelot, notwith/tanding his in such a barbarous manner? Do own difquiet, could not help ob- you know the ruffians ? " " I know serving and admiring this generous nothing at all, (answered the prevish sensibility of his horse: he began to squire) but that I was tormented by think himself some hero of romance vive hoondred and vifty thousand mounted upon a winged steed, in- legions of devils, and there's an end
can't.” “ Well, you must have a highway; but pricked him with little patience, Crabthaw- there's a goads, and pinched him, from time salve for every fore.”- “ Yaw to time, till he screamed with the mought as well tell ma, for every torture: that he was led through zow there's a zirreverence.” “ For unfrequented places across the coun. a man in your condition, methinks try, sometimes at an easy trot, you talk very much at your ease.- sometimes at full gallop, and torTry if you can get up and mount mented all night by those hideous Gilbert, that you may be conveyed dæmons, who vanished at day-break, to some place where you can have and left him lying on the spot where proper affiftance. So--well done-- he was found by his master. This chearly---"
was a mystery which our hero could Timothy actually made an effort by no means unriddle: it was the to rise; but fell down again, and more unaccountable, as the squire uttered a dismal yell. Then his had not been robbed of his money, master exhorted him to take advan- horses, and baggage. He was even tage of a park-wall, by which he disposed to believe, that Crabshaw's lay, and raise himself gradually brain was disordered, and the whole upon it. Crabthaw, eying him a- account he had given, no more than skance, faid, by way of reproach, a chimera. This opinion, however, for his not alighting and affisting he could no longer retain, when he him in perfon, " Thatch your arrived at an inn on the post-road, house with t d, and you'll have and found, upon examination, that more teachers than reachers."— Timothy's lower extremities were Having pronounced this inelegant covered with blood, and all the rest adage, he made shift to stand upon of his body speckled with livid his legs; and now, the knight lend- marks of contusion. But he was ing a hand, was mounted upon Gil- ftill more chagrined when the land, bert, though not without a world lord informed him, that he was of oh's! and ah's ! and other ejacu- thirty miles distant from the place lations of pain and impatience. As where he had left Aurelia, and that they jogged on together, our adhis way lay through cross-roads, venturer endeavoured to learn the which were almost impassable at that particulars of the disaster which had season of the year. Alarmed at this befallen the squire ; but all the in- intelligence, he gave directions that formation he could obtain, amount- bis squire Tould be immediately ed to a very imperfect sketch of the conveyed to bed in a comfortable adventure. By dint of a thousand chamber, as he complained more interrogations he understood, that and more; and indeed was seized Crabíhaw had been, in the preced with a fever, occasioned by the faing evening, encountered by three tigue, the pain, and terror he had persons on horseback with Venetian undergone. A neighbouring apo. masques on their faces, which he thecary being called, and giving it mistook for their natural features, as his opinion that he could not for and was terrified accordingly: that some days be in a condition to trathey not only presented piltols to his vel, his master deposited a sum of treaft, and led his horse out of the money in his hands, defiring he
might be properly attended, till he plexities, arising from the reflection Thould hear further. Then mount- of having left the jewel of his heart ing Bronzomarte, he set out with a with such precipitation. guide for the place he had left, not without a thousand fears and per
[To be continued.]
HISTORY of the Vizier MOU A F FAC. An Eastern Tale.
VER the kingdom of Casınire eyes of Alla, and of his holy pro.
reigned formerly a prince phet Mahomet. You have made named Solyman, who, in courage many wise institutions, and your and abilities, surpassed all the mo- subjects pray daily, that your reign narchs of his age. His chief care may be prolonged: but there is one was to chuse wife and able ministers, crime that you have neglected to and he long fought, but sought in make proper inquiry into. Murders vain, for a vizier capable of affitting have, with impunity, been commithim in the weighty affairs of go- ted in your dominions: thirty leagues vernment. An adventurer, named from your capital lie interred the Mouaffac, appearing at his court, bones of the rich Rusvanzchad, who foon attracted his attention: the 'was treacherously stabbed by his lustre of his eyes denoted a superior guest.” genius; and the king, upon con- This vision made such an impresa versing with him, discovered such fion upon the mind of Solyman, . sagacity in his answers, that he pro that he went the next day, with his moted him to the place of vizier, vizier Mouaffac, in order to discoand found him capable of managing ver the place. When they had proaffairs of the highest importance. ceeded about thirty miles from the The administration of Mouaffac was capital, the king, perceiving a caunexceptionable; and he soon be- vern, immediately resolved to enter came lo popular, that the people, it, in a persuasion that the murin their addresses to the holy pro- dered person was interred therein. phet, joined to their prayers for Having descended, he, by the the sultan Solyman, prayers for light of torches, discovered the bores the good vizier Mouaffac. But vil- of a man; and turning to Mouaffac, lains, when poffefied of shining ta- said, “ May Allah and our holy lents, can easily allume the maik of prophet, who have directed me to virtue. In the space of a few years the bones, point out the villain who the virtuous Solyman found that he committed so enormous a.crime. had received into his palace, and Mouaffac, who, through policy, adloaded with favours, a man guilty of hered to virtue, but was intirely the blackelt of all crimes.
void of piety, thinking himself seOne night the angel Gabriel ap- cure, answered, with the utmost unpeared to him in a dream, and concern, “ My lord, perhaps he Ipuke to him as follow's :
itands before you.” Hereupon a “ Solynian, your good intentions voice was heard from the ground, have procured you favour in the which uttered words that struck all