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the voice of virtue. His benevolence mentioned, till at last he perfuaded diffused itself far and wide, as the himself that felicity resided only in fragrance of the spicy groves waft- the scenes of simple nature; and ed on the balmy wings of the eastern soon actually put an end to his breeze. Abdallah, the rich, the anxiety, by taking a sudden jourhappy, and the virtuous, was eccho- ney unattended, to the place which ed from where the fun first tinges had been pointed out to him for the the morning clouds with purple, tó habitation of Aladin. . where his revolving chariot sinks When first he arrived at the reinto the embraces of the western treat, he was so well pleased with ocean. . .
the unruffled calm of a solitary life, Amongst the crouds who fre that he thought himself more than quented his house was one Haly, a compensated for all the pleasures he man of a seeming melancholy dispo- had left behind; but, alas! how fition, and folitary turn of mind. unstable are the resolutions of When Abdallah one day bad shewn youth !---the daughter of visier Abo him all his sumptuous apartments, delaziz, lovely as one of the Houri, and all the splendor of immense had heard by some means of his reriches, and asked his opinion of what tirement, and followed him into he saw; he replied coldly, “ Allah and those fhades, to diffuade him from our prophet are my witnesses, that so strange a resolution. Amiable as I esteem a solitary reclufe far hap- he was, it was no wonder she had pier than thee with all thy riches.” conceived a pasion for his per. While Abdallah stood amazed at fon. While he was musing under this reply, he thus continued . In the shadow of a tree, fanned by the the wilds of Sara lives Aladin, the refreshing evening breeze, the apson of Aboulcasem, the herbs of the proached him, and drew aside her field supply his table, and the run- veil.---The fight of so much beau. ning stream flakes his thirst; regard- ty (for he had never before beheld less of the luxuries of life, he covets her, though she had often seen him) not the spices of Arabia, nor the was too strong for the youthful glittering gems of Irak. Content to heart of Abdallah ; and when she him supplies the place of riches, discovered herself, and told the mo. and a chearful mind the want of tive of her journey, nothing could power :---son of Mirza, this is the equal his perplexity. When he turnman whose stare I account far pre- ed away from her, he retained his ferable to thine; and so wouldīt old resolutions of quitting the world, thou thyself, couldst thou be capa- but when he cast a glance on her ble of enjoying the sweets of retire- beauties, they were all overthrown.
He was in this perplexing situation, He ceased, and his words left a when the dervise Aladin suddenly deep impression on the heart of his appeared, and (the lady withdrawfriend; he became eager to try by ing) thus addressed him :*** experience the truth of what Haly “Wonder not, son of Mirza, that had said; often would he fend for I am fully informed of all that conhim, and question him more con- cerns thee: this night the prophet cerning the dervise whom he had has visited me in a vision for thy
fake. In vain thou seekest to lead tion thy sweetest companion." the life of a hermit, with the par- Abdallah followed his advice; he fions of a lover. Heaven, which returned to Samarcand, and espoufbade day and night succeed each ed the daughter of Abdelaziz; and other has appointed seasons for all that visier soon after dying, he sucthings. The sequestred life of a ceeded to his office, which he filled dervise by no means suits the tem- with universal applause, and enjoy-, per of a youthful mind; and that ed, till thirty times the revolving will please most, which can boast the year had run its course; then havgreatest variety. Purling streams, ing lost the partner of his bed, and and thick embowering shades, may growing old, he remembered the please a while, but being always the words of the dervise, and once more fame, they soon become disgufting withdrew to the solitude, which then to an active mind. Go, then my exactly suited his condition; day sucfon, and while youth glows on thy ceeded day, and year rolled on af cheek, and diffuses its generous ar- ter year in one continued scene of dour through thy heart, be truly real felicity, and he glided down the happy in a focial life: enjoy the in- current of time, on the gentle nocent pleasures, without running stream of a calm composure. At into the criminal excesses of the last the angel of death, by a quick world; make all thy studies useful, and easy transition, bore him to all thy amusements innocent; and the gardens of Paradise, leaving belet pleasure be thy diversion, but hind him this useful lesson: “ That virtue thy chief good---Then, if in the morning of life should be spent old age, thou art tired of the enjoy- in acts of virtue, that the decline of ments of this world, retire to foli- it may be blessed with serenity, and tude for test, and make contempla- peace."
* Genealogical Account of SPENCER, Duke of MARLBOROUGH.
THE ancestor of this noble against king John, from whom they , 1 family was Robert Despencer, extorted the two great charters. He
fteward to William the Conqueror, was grandfather to Hugh Despencer, an office from whence the name one of the greatest barons of EngDifpenfor is derived. He was grati- land, who opposed Henry III. was fied with many rich manours in chosen one of the four and twenty Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Lin- commissioners to reform the gocolnshire, and Gloucestershire. He vernment, and advanced to the great was brother to the earl of Mont- office of chief justiciary of the kinggomery, and to Urso de Abetot, dom. He behaved gallantly at the hereditary sheriff of Worcestershire. battle of Lewes, in which king The office of steward to king Henry Henry was taken prisoner, and was I. was executed by his fon William, afterwards appointed governor of and his grandson Thurstan; whose many castles. He acted as one of grandson, of the fame name, was the fix procurators chosen to treat one of the barons that took arms about the reformation of the state, Merch 1761.
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before the French king and the stancė, daughter of Edmund of pope's legaté, as umpires; and was Langley, duke of York, son to Edone of the three barons pitched ward III. by whom he had a fon upon to be always in attendance called Richard, who died a minor, upon the king. Another rupture and a daughter, Isabel, who was ensuing between the crown and the married successively first to Richard barons, he again took arms against Beauchamp, lord Bergavenny, earl Henry, and was slain valiantly fight. of Worcester; and secondly to Ri. ing in the battle of Evelham. His chard Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, son and grandson, of the same by whom she had Henry, duke of name, were those powerful and un- Warwick, who died without issue fortunate noblemen who suffered on male. a scaffold in the reign of Edward The present family of Spencer is II. as favourites and evil counsel. lineally descended from Geoffry, lors of that unfortunate · prince. brother to Hugh, fon of the first The elder was earl of Winchester, Thurstan. His fon John-Adam De. and had distinguished himself in the spencer was knighted in the reign wars of Wales, France, Flanders, of Henry III. His grandson John and Scotland, as well as in divers was squire of the body to king Henemballies.' He was condemned un- ry V. whom he attended in his warheard, and executed in the nine- like expeditions. William, a lineal tieth year of his age, in presence of descendant of this John, was knight. his son' the earl of Gloucester, who ed in the reign of Henry VIII. porunderwent the same fate for his at- fessed an ample fortune in the countachment to Edward. His great. ties of Warwick and Northampton, grandson, Thomas, was created earl and lived with great hospitality alof Gloucester by Richard Il. and ternately at his houses of Althorp obtained revocation of the judg- and Wormleighton. His grandson, ment of exile which had passed of the same name, was knighted by against his ancestor. . queen Elizabeth in the year of the
This nobleman was possessed of Spanish invasion; and his only fon, fifty-nine lordships, twenty-eight Sir Robert, was ennobled by king thousand sheep, one thousand oxen, James I. who created him baron twelve hundred kine, with their Spencer of Wormleighton; and af. calves; forty mares, with their colts terwards sent him as ambassador, of two years; one hundred and with the habit and ensigns of the fixty draught horses, two thousand Garter, to Frederick duke of Wirhogs, three thousand bullocks, forty temberg. Being a nobleman of great tons of wine, fix hundred carcases wealth, spirit, and understanding, he of bacon, fourscore carcases of Mar- foon became a distinguished mem. tinmass beef, six hundred muttons, ber in the house of peers, and was and ten tons of cyder, in his lar- always employed as a principal perder ; of armour, plate, jewels, and son in discussing affairs of imporready money, to the amount of ten tance. In the debates that arose thousand pounds; thirty-fix facks concerning the prerogative, he opof wool, and a library of books. pored the court-interest with equal This great earl married Con- ability and perseverance. One day