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The LIBERTINE RECLAIMED. any single woman had never vet
been everlasting, it was not so now. A T A L E.
His lady brought him a beautiful (With an slegant Engraving.)
girl ; but, in less than two years af.
ter he had submitted to put on the O fuffer with patience, to rise hymeneal chain, his tatte for difii
superior to misfortune, and to pation and riot gain returned; he sepay unmerited ill-treatment with neglected his lovely partner, and benevolence, are virtues which not plunged dec per inte debauchery only promote the happiness of those than he had done even before his who can exercise them, but frequent-marriage. In Vain did Mrs. Fairly recall the licentious to the paths fax with tenderneis remonstrate ; he of their duty.
treated her with contempt, with Mr. Fairfax was a man of fashion, insult, with brutality; and connectvivacity, and diffipation. Endowed ing himtelf with a diffolute female, by nature with an elegant person, squandered on her his fortune withand a vigorous anderstanding, he out reserve. had added to there many pleasing A feparation now took place ; and polite accomplishments. By Mrs. Fairfax retired with her daugh. the warmth of his passions, which ter to a liule neat house, in a rothe largeness of his forcune enabled | mantic part of Derbyshire, where him to indulge, plunged him into the lived on a small annuity he al. the vortex of licentious pleasure ; | lowed her ; endeavouring to forand he ardently pursued the phan-get her faithless husband, in her adtom of sensual gratification, though miration of the beauties of nature, he ftill grasped only disappointment and her attention to the education of and languor.
her child. In this course of life he continued Mr. Fai-fax, on his part, conti. for some years, till he found his nued his licenticus course. He coule finances not a little deranged. Debes his extravagant mistress to every faaccumulated, his estate became em- thionable entertainment, every place barrassed; and, as he was no longer of polite resort ; but happiness and able to pursue his pleasures with real enjoyment fed butore him, the same reiilh, want supplied the and instead of these he was obliged place of repentance, and indigence to accept of nolf ridnonienfe: itul that of reformation.
however he perii.ed, for a kind of Marriage was, therefore, now the ttupor and intoxication seemed to only remedy; a desperate one, in- have benumbed his better faculties, deed, but indispensable. He look- Mrs. Fairfax, mean hile, by the ed around him among his female ac- propriety of her deportment, her quaintance, and many giddy things good fenfe, and her accomplishstood candidates for the valuablements, won the respect and esteem prize. His person, his pleasing of all her neighbours. But her tory manners, and his good sense, which was not known, nor was the illbe Aill poffeffed, notwithitanding usage of her husband, or her own all his irregularites, enabled him to unmerited sufferings, on any occaobtain the approbation of a young lion the subject of her conversation. lady of confiderable beauty and dis- Early, one fine summer-morning, cretion, who was heiress to a large as she was hearing her daughter, estate, which, soon after her inarri- the lovely Charlotte, read, in a kind age with him, came into his poslef- of outer-room adjoining to the garfion.
den, she was extremely surprised by As his attachment, however, to the sudden appearance of a man at 7
the door, with a bloody fword in his His mistress, understanding that hand, who hastily begged assistance his recovery was thought doubtful, for a wounded gentleman in an ad- and that he had been received joining field, and that he might be into the house of his wife, accepted received into the house till a surgeon an offer then made her by another could be procured to dress his gentleman of fashion, to whom he wound. Mrs. Fairfax, after some immediately attached herself, leave inquiry, found that the gentleman ing her former lover to his fate. had fallen in a duel, and that the But what were the feelings of Mr, person who came for assistance had Fairfax when he raised his eyes to been his antagonift. She immedi- the much-injured, but ftill affectionately repaired to the place with her ate woman, who attended on him maid and the gardener. But what with such indefatigable care, such was her surprise to find the wounded tender anxiety ; who scarcely ever gentleman was no other than her left him, and to whose solicitude and huiband, whom she now, for the first exertions he posibly owed his life! time after an interval of several His heart was penetrated with astoyears, brheld weltering in his blood nishment, with gratitude, with reand nearly in fenfible!
turning love. After many ftruggles At this shocking fight, a mingled with the same he felt from a sense Sensation of terror, compassion, and of the injustice and meanness of his love, took full poffefion of her past conduct, he thus addressed her: heart. But without losing time in 66 Most amiable and best of wofruitless lamentation, or a wild ex- men, whom Providence seems to preffion of violent feelings, she took have bestowed on me to be my care that he ihould be immediately guardian angel, without whose alliitconveyed to her house. A surgeon ance, and generous, though undewas procured, who prortounced the served affection, my riotons follies wound extremely dangerous, though had probably whelmed me in death ! not such as absolutely to preclude receive to your arms the returning hope. He was conveyed to a bed and truly repentant prodigal. Amid where he was carefully attended by all my wanderings, I never knew her he had so ill treated. Night delight to compare with what I after night, without once closing her now feel; you have indeed taught eyes, the waited on him, exerting her me the charms of virtue. To you otmoft efforts to footh his pains, anxi. I swear eternal fidelity and love : ous to supply every want, and antici- let the past be no more rememberpate every wiíh. At length by hered: my future conduct shall, could xender attention, and the judicious it be possible, make you amends.', treatment of his surgeon, he was so Nor were these mere words, exfar recovered, that there seemed no torted by a transient sense of his reason to apprehend any fatal con- own danger and her goodness; such fequences.
unexampled fidelity and tenderness But it is time to inform the reader completely reclaimed him, and he by what means Mr. Fairfax was returned to his libertinism no more. brought into this dangerous situation. He had accompanied his mistress on Α Ν Ε C D Ο Τ Ε. an excursion to Buxton, and at an inn Adame de Toncine was asked
her opinion of Fontenelle, companions having in his cups used who was a man of fine imagination, fome expressions relative to that lady, but without feeling.-God, says she, which Mr. Fairfax considered as an has given him a morsel of brains, insult, a duel was the consequence. but not a bit of heart,
ACCOUNT of the New COMEDY Arthur, the son of lord Torren
called Life's VAGARIES, per- del by Emily Woodbine, is treated formed for the first time at the as an outcait by his lordship, from Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, on the idea of his extravagance, &c. as Thursday, March 19, 1795. the sums given to Læillet for his
fupport, are appropriated to his own DRAMATIS PERSON Æ.
use: and, in consequence of his po
verty and volatile disposition, he is Lord Torrendel, Mr. Bernard. in continual scrapes with the feveLord A. d'Aumerle, Mr. Lewis. ral tradesmen who supply his wants. Sir Hans Burgess, Mr. Munden. After a chance interview with his Dickens,
Mr. Quick. cousin Augusta, which produces a George Burgess, Mr. Fawcett. mutual pallion,--on the presumpTimolin,
tion of his father advancing a few Laillet,
Mr. Farley. hundreds (which he dispatched his Hooft,
servant Timolin to receive) he orLady Torrendel, Mrs. Pope.
ders a variety of articles, which Augufta Woodbine, Miss Wallis. being incapable of paying for, he Fanny Dickens, Mrs. Lee. is brought before Dickens, who is
on the point of committing him, but HIS piece is the production is prevented by Sir Hans becoming
of Mr. O'Keeffe. The scene bail, who admires his vivacity, and lies at a watering place not far from is in hopes, by his commencing town. Lord Torrendel, a man of gal companion to his son, he will induce lantry, having formed a tender attach- George to become the dashing lad ment for, and seduced Emily Wood. he withes him. bine, she is discarded by her father, who In the interim, lady Torrendel adopts her cousin Augusta, to whom arrives, discovers the duplicity of he leaves the whole of his fortune, her lord, and determines, if possible, under the guardianship of Sir Hans to shame and reclaim him : The ena Burgess, a whimsical knight, who ters the castle privately, and discohas accumulated his property by vers Timolin, who is imprisoned trade, and who designs Augufa and there, for conveying, by his master's his fortune for his son George, a order, the picture of his mother kind of penurious philanthropitt. Emily from his lord ship's gallery,
Lörd Torrendel marries, but af. to prevent its being the subject of terwards, to indulge his libertine vulgar sarcasm. She learns from desires, imposes on his lady, then him Torrendel's cruelty to his son, at his country seat in Cumberland, and the poor youth's situation, and by letters, as from Lisbon, inti, nobly resolves to become a friend mating his continuance there for the to the friendless-Mortly after disa re-establishment of his health. patching her coachman with a note
Sir Hans Burgess, to forward his for three hundred pounds, to relieve plan, imposes on Augusta, with a the lad Arthur. false account of a subsequent will of 'Tis impossible to follow the vahis uncle's, giving the whole to a rious incidents which occur : fuffice Atranger. Thus humbled, the ac- it to say, Lord Arthur, from incepts the proffered situation of go-voived circumstances, dreading Verneis to Fanny (the girlish daugh-hourly an arreft, concludes the ter of Dickens, a little busy gro.coachman is a bailiff, and Alies from cer and country justice), to whom him. Lord Torrendel, having a George Burgers is strongly attached. design on Augusta, employs his vaVOL. XXVI.
let to seduce her to Sandate island, to be passed over without due praise. whither he repairs to meet her. Johnitone's Irishman was a most Lady Torrendel hearing this circum- faithful colouring from nature. Itance, follows:-hither likewise The piece was extremely well respeeds Arthur to avoid the supposed ceived ; and, after a short Address bailiff.--Here the several characters from Lewis, in lieu of an Epilogue, meet; an eclaircissement ensues ; was crowned with an unanimous the generosity and forgiving difpo- plaudit. fition of Lady Torrendel makes a convert of my lord, who is reconciled to his son ; the several lovers
The ADVENTURES of the are united, and the piece terminates to the satisfaction of all parties.
BARON de LOVZINSKI.
(Extracted from the Life of the CheIn this ketch we have not at
valier de Faublas.) tempted to comprise the various business which the author has crowded (Concluded from p. 118.) into a piece where all is whim, buitle, and episode ; nor do we mean THAT a trying moment ! Puto try O'Keeffe by critical rules. If lauski alone prevented me he viclates prescribed forms, the of- from becoming the victim of defence is atoned by his peculiar hu- fpair : he forcesome to survive Lomour. His extravagance is too doilka! mirthful to be rigidly examined; and when an author gets the laugh on Lovzinski now endeavours to conhis fide without any ofience to de- / tinue his narrative, but his tears corum, the critic who is not too
prevent his utterance. He demands cynical, will lend himself to the ge- leave to retire for moment, neral hilarity. This picce is in fact palles into a neighbouring apartan addition to the furd of harmless ment, and returns in a short time p!cafantry given by this writer to after with a miniature in his hand. che itage ; with a few trifling omis- Behold, says he, the portrait of fions, it is likely to continue a fa- my dear Dorlika! behold how vourite with the public.
handsome she was while an infant ! The characiers are, in general, In her features, as yet scarcely dewell drawn.---Lord d'Aumerle is veloped, I recognise thoie of her happily calculated to dišplay the mother. --A5! if at length vivacity of Lewis, and he poortrayed I now interrupt Lovzinski:- What this natural son of an unnatural fa
a beautiful face! exclaim 1: fe ther, with irrefluble effect. There greatly refumbles my
handsome are also some new features in the cousin'! part of Dickens, a banker and ma- Ticfe are the rhapsodies of a gistrate--a querdam grocer, and lover, replies he ; he sees the object now the confequential intimate of a of his adoration every where ! pccr.
Ah, my dear friend, if Dorlika The only novelty in the perform- were refoied to me! But after ten ance was the introduction.of a Mrs. years of an uiclefs search, I can no Lee, from Salibury.--Per manner longer hope to see her again. is highly playful and spirited, and With his cyes ftill tusfuted with a dancing song, written to Mew her
tears, which he strives to retain, powers, was admirably given. Lovzinski resumes the hiltory of his
Of the other performers, Mrs. misfortunes, in a voice overcome as Pope, Quick, and Fawcett are not it were with their excess :
Pulauki, whole courage
Our boat was visited at Czerniabandoned him, and whole ftrength cove: bat mifery had so disfigured was by this time restored, obliges Pulauski, that it was impollible any me to occupy myfelf jointly with longer to recognize him. We then him, in the business of procuring enter the Dnieper ; we cross from our sublistence.
Xiofi* to krylow. There we were By following along the snow the obliged to receive into our boat, and prints of my footiteps, we arrive at
carry to the other side, several Rurlength at the place where I had left
fian soldiers who were my waggon, which we immediately march to join a small army employed unload, and burn soon after, against Pagatehew. purpose to witho!d from our ene- At Zaporiškaia we heard of the mies the most diitant suspicion of capture of Bender and Ozzakow, the place of our retreat.
the conquest of the Crimea, the By the aid of our horses, for defeat and subsequent death of the which we procure a paffage, by vizir Oglou. making a circuitous journey, instead Palauski, reduced to a state of of attempting to bring them fraight defperation, was anxious to traverse to the place of our retreat, we were the valt deferts that separated him at length able to transport those from Puçatchew, on purpose to provigions and moveables to our ca- join himself to thai enemy of the vern, which it was so necessary for Russians; but the excess of our faus to procurs, and to husband, if tigues obliged us to remain at 22we resolved to remain much longerporiškaia. in this colitude. We foon after The peace, which was soon after killed our horses which we were concluded between Russia and the unable to supply with food. We
We Porte, at length afforded us the lived upon their fiein, which the means of entering Turkey! rigour of the sea on preserved for a On foot and fill disguised, we conliderable time ; it corrupted, crossed the Doudziac, part of Molhowever, at length; and our fire- davia and Wallachia ; and after a arms being unable to procure us thcuind untoreseen and unexpected any other than a scanty supply of dificulties and fatigues, we at length game, we were obliged to have re- arrive at A frianopie. course to our provisions ; which at Having remained for some time the end of three months were entire,
at this placa, on pur, ose to repair ly consumed.
our exhausted forces, we prepare to Soine gold, and the greater part depart : but ive are arrested, and, of Lodoika's diamonds itill remain- being carried before the cad, are ed. Should I make a fec ind
acculed f havin fold several cicvoyage to Pultava? Or should we
monds in the course of our journ"), both run the hazard of such an un- vibice we had apparently iiolen. dertaking, and quit our retreat in The miserable comes with which company? We had already suffered
we watcuvered, had given rile to so much, and so cruelly in this fo- this iufpicion. reft, that we resolved to embrace the latter resolucion. We accordingly sally forth ; we
Kiof, o. Rinw, is a palerin te, in pass the Sem near Rolis ; we pir
whi his Guatell a town of the fanno chare a boat there, and disgailing
nawe, which is reckoned the capitalista ourselves in the dreis of fitheimer,
tie Ukrase. It is built on the banks we descend that river, and enter the of the river Niever, or Dnieper, as it Desna.
is fometines call.d.