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will not think of another till I hnv« street, almost stupified with his misfor

given her the refusal of riie place.'— tunes, and not knowing which way to

« My good lad, laid the offices, you tun, a kind of covered tumbrii,

seem to be well made ; and if you will with leather curtains, came rumb

enter into my corps, I'll list you upon tin; along, followed by four carts,

good terms.' all very heavily laden. In this vehi

The Marquis was struck speechless p^ cle fat a young man, cleanly but

wilh rage and indignation, and burst. coarsely clad, with a round ruddy

ing away without reply, he went di- sun-burnt countenance, that expressed

rectly to his old tutor, to pour hissor- at once the highest happiness and good

rows into his bosom, and derive com- humour. A young, healthy, comely,

fort from his advice. This gentleman fresli-coloured girl that seemed to be

proposed that he mould undertake the his wife, fat jolting at his fide, for the

education of children. 'Alas, fays carriage did not move like the court

the Mirqois, I know nothing;, you B chariot of a petit maitre. The matter,

have taught me nothing, and that, in- as he drove on, had time to contem

deed, has been the source of all my plate the Marquis, who stood torpid in

misfortunes.' * Write novels, fays a suspence, motionless, and withIhtseyes

bil esprit who was then present; it is fixed upon the ground. « Bless my

now an excellent expedient to get mo- foul, fays he, when he came almost up

ney at Paris.' to him. surely thnt is not Jeanot!' At

The young man, now funk deeper in C this name the Marquis started as from.

despair than ever, went, as his last a dream, and looked up, and the dri

resource, to a Monk of great reputati- ver instantly stopped his cart: 'Ves,

on, who had been his mother's Con- by my faith, fays he, it is j it is Jeanaf

fessor, and who attended nobody in hiralelf;' and with that he made but

that capacity but women of condition, one leap to the gronnd, and caught

The Monk, as soon as he saw him, ran him in his arms. Jeanot at once recoltowards him in a raplure of surprize rjlested his ohl schoolfellow Colin, and

&joy, and cried out, My God! Monsieur his face was instantly covered with

It Marquis, nub at do you dobereonjoot! confusion and tears. 'You have for

For Heaven's fake •where is your conch! saken me, says Colin, but you may be

emd bow does the worthy Lady Marchioness as great a lord as you will, I am deter

your mother! The unhappy youth re- mined to love yon for all that.' Jea

plied by giving him an account of the not, whose tenderness and confusion e

ruin of his family. As he advanced very moment increased, told him in a

in his narrative, the Monk's counte- g few words a part of his history s

nance became gradually more grave, 'Come along, laid Colin, you (hall gp

more indifferent, and more import- home with me to the inn where I put

ant: 'My son, said he, we may now up, and tell me the rest at your leisure;

see plainly what God intended for you; salute my little wife, this is (he, and

riches serve only to corrupt the heart; let us make haste to dinner' God has therefore been graciously Colin and his old schoolfellow and

pleased to reduce your mother to beg- his wife then proceeded on foot fol

fary. Yes, Sir, and a very mercifnl F lowing thebaggage, ' Pray fays Jeanaf

ifpenfation it is, for it will certainly what is all this, does it belong to you?'

ensure the salvation of her soul.' 'But 'Yes, fays Colin, the whole belongs to

Father, said the young gentleman, me and my wile, we are just come

while we are waiting for that e- out of the country. I am at the head

vent in the next world, is there no of a good manufacture of brass and

means of obtaining some assistance in tin, I married the daughter of a man

this!' 'My son, said the Munk, God who had acquired very considerable

bewilhyou, adieul there is a lady of p substance by making and selling a

great falhion now waiting for me at commodity that ir equally necessary td

court.' rich and poor; we work vety hares,

The poor Marquis, who was very provideixe ha? b'efled r>ur endea

near fainting away at this treatment vours, we continue to pet forward in.

of theFryar, was treated in nearly the the world, we are very happy in our

same manner by the whole circle os selves, and thank God we have it in

his acquaintance, and gained more our power to assist our fiien'l Jeanot.

knowledge of the world in half a day i] Don't nc .n n-arquils. any longer, all the

than he had done in all the rest of his great folks in the world rtre not worth

life. one true li iend; you sliall go along

Al tie stood ruminating in the with me into the countiy, \ot> shin

le»rg

An American Expedient to prevent Poverty. 123

learn Tny trade, which will be easily ed to me by a gentleman who travel done, I will take you in partner, and ling through North America in his way we will live chearfully together in the from Jamaica to England, saw it stuck obscure but happy retreat where we upon several conspicuous places in the were born.' '' little town ot New London, in the proJtanot heard this proposal with sen- vince of Connecticut; he transcribed it, satioirs that cannot be described, his and upon enquiry, found that it was heart was divided between grief and A also published in a news paper by way joy, tenderness, and shame, and, turn- of advertisement, as we do notices ing to his friend, he said, in a low concerning bankrupts in our Gazette. voice, ' All my gay friends have de- The reader will fee that by the police serted me, and Colin, whom I injuri- of that diltrict, a man who neglects his oufly neglected, has afforded me that business & runs into ruinous projects, is comfort which, from him, I did not judged unfit to have any longer the deseive.' What a lecture is this, I'w management of his affairs, aud that those who are entering into life? The" the management of them is therefore virtue of Colin, called out the virtue by legal authority taken out of his which lay hidden in the breast: of Jea- hands. The paper needs no comment set, and which all his halms of folly but I should be glad to ice it preserved and dissipation had not destroyed. in your treasury of curiosities, in which He felt a secret repugnance to desert it certainly deserves a place, his father and mother. 'Wewilltake _»._.■ ,. c ., ■. ,,_ care of thy mother, lays Colin, and as C U^E 'be Subscribers, select men of New to the good man thy father, who is in , London the current year have diliprison, I know a little of the world, gftly inspected into the affairs and business and his creditors knowing he has no- °{ James W—y of the said New Lonthing to satisfy them, will compound don' ^"dfind that through idleness, mistheir debts for a trifle, and I will take management, and bad husbandry, he it upon me to make an end of matters "*'» to be reduced to want, and bis family with them, and set him .once more r>' '^argeab^tUtbe said town, ifspeedy clear in the world.' Colin was ^tryu far'^mt taiento prevent n^hereufon soon as good as his word, the oki man sf'dfill.f '"en h and with the consent of was discharged out of prison, and his '*' civil authority in fad town, and pur. creditors gave him a general release. fuanJ t0 a law V this colony, do by these Jeanot returned with his friends into P"f""S ?"' and?'"" Alexander W_y his native country, and took his pa- t^ overseer to said Umes W—y, torrents with him, who returned to their der' d,r'a.' and TMv<fil>"i> tnthe manageoriginal profession; Jeanot himself F """.' '/ Bis_ affairs and business for and married a sister of ColinS, who being untilsuch time, as said James by diligence of the same amicable deposition with "ndsieady application to business, andtruher brother made him very happy, and . management ot bis affairs, jball obJeaxot the father, and Jeanot the mo- '"'" * release berefrom by theselecl men ther. and Jeanot the son, were at last then being—Hereby forbidding all and esensible THAT HAPP/NESS IS NOT TO TMryperfon transacting any affairs relating, BE FOUND IN Vanity, to traffic k with him, without the liberty

F and consent of said overseer, assuebproMr Urban eeeding will not be valid in law.

IT is unfortunately true that small , S}J*" C~v~^

communities may be more exactly select Men Snat.d-g-s.

governed than large, that cognizance K- ., , . J0HN H—ND. may be taken of many faults, and a New-London, June 14. i76+. remedy applied to many evils in a Mr Urban, H-rb-rh, Marccb 11

town consisting of a few hundred fa-G J Don't doubt but many os your numerous mihes, which, in a populous city must ■* readers, as well as myself, were much necessarily elude the utmost vigilance pleased with the print and account in your of the magistrate, and the power and last Supplement of the demolition of the

sagacity of the legislature itself. famous Cheapfide Crose. / have

I was led into this reflection by a as an agreeable contrast to that article

paper which I enclose; it is an irrefra- sent you the enclosed description ot'a curious gable proof of the truth of it, and is an H Cross erected at the fame time, 'and on the

instance of a molt wise and useful regu- fame occasion, with that os Clieaplide alation, which, however, desirable in bovementioned. Iara, Sir,yourtonstant such a metropolis as London, is mani- reader, Gothick

MUy impossible. It was communicat

Description of Queen's-cross. South East, and North West fides, art

IN the parish of Hardingflone, in the entirely obliterated. The second story

hundred of Wimmerfley, and in the of a like shape with the former, is i»

county of Northampton, is that ancient **« in height. In every other side,

monument called Queen's-Cross, being within a nich, is a female figure, one of those which King Edward I. (a) A crowned, about six feet high (which

caused to be erected in memory of Q. are still in very good condition) with

Eleanor of Castile, hit Queen, who died a canopy over its head, supported by

November 11, in 1*91, of a fever, at two Gothic pillars, crowned with pin

Grantbam (or according to Walsinfham, jwcles. The upper tower is eight feet

tktHerdebynear BolingbrokejnLincolnshire. ,n h«%ht> and hath only four sides.

The Cross stands upon a rising facing the four cardinal points of the

ground, on the East fide of the London compass. On each of these sides is a road, somewhat more than half a mile B Wsun-dial,putupini7ii. The top ia

South from Northampton. The ascent mounted with a cross (which faces the

to it is by eight steps each, about one North and South point) three feet in

foot broad, and nine inches high : and height, and added when the whole was

it is divided into three stories, ortow- repaired by the order of the Bench of

ers, the first of an octagonal form, Justices in 1713. On the western fide

each side being four feet wide, and ix °' the lower story, and fronting the

feet in height. On the South and road, are the royal arms of" Great BriEaft sides are the arms of the county C tain, carved in stone, within the gar

of Pontbieu in PUardy, viz. three bend- ter» a"d crowned, with the sword and

lets within a bordure, and in another sceptre in saltire behind the shield, and

escutcheon those of the kingdom of Qneen Anne'* motto, viz. Semper

Castile and Leon, viz. quarterly, ifl. Eadem, under it; there is also a pair

a castle triple tower'd 5 id. a lion °* wings conjoined untjkr the shield,

rampart; the 3d as the ad, and 4th as to which they form a mantling. Bethe 1st. On the North fide in two fe- D neath the arms is a scjuare tablet of

parate shields ar* the arms of Castile white marble, containing the follow

and Leon, as above, (b) and of England ,aS inscription:

viz. three lions palTaiit-guardant j on Inperpetuam Conwalis Amori, Memorial*

each of these, and on the West side Hoc Eleanoræ 'Reginae Monumentum,

just below the arms, in high relief, is retustate pent collapfum, refiaurari votuit

3 book open, and lying on a kind of Honorahilis fuflktariorum Coetus

desk. On the North East side, in two Comitatus Northamptonise

escutcheons, are the arms of England, E MDCCXIII

and those of the county of Pontbieu. Amo iUo feiiciffim

The arms on the Weft, South West, /„ M ANNA

(<0 Ai a monument of his great love to CrW* Bntannias/i* Deem,

this Queen, the King erected a cross, where- Potentiffma Opprestrum vindtx,

e«r her corps refl ed in the way from Lhetln- Pads Belliaue Arbitra,

Jh'irt to rVistminfler. At Great Grantham, Post Germamam libtratam

Stanford, Geddhgun, near Kattrinr in Air- p Belgium Prefidiis munitam,

thamptonlhirt, Northampton, Stoney-Stratford, Gal hi plus vice decima profiigatoe

Donflahfe, StA'ban,, »£l,bam Ctufstde in S«ts Sociorumque Arm,,,

London niCbann, ,n Westminsters Muie. y. ^ J^mstatuit;

h, in his Inner, Curicj. p. 34, adds Lincoln, r» !?„,___ • ,1 . . ,•

Newark, and Leicester; but of these. there is £l Eur°P* " Libertattm vmdtcaUe

now only three of them remaining,. vix. rUCEMrestttuit

IValtbam, a piint of which was published 9n f ne South side of the bottom ftobj the late Dr StuMy; this at Northampton j TV is fixed a white maible escutcheon,

and that at Geddmgicn in Nirtbamptcnjbirt, G charged with this inscription:'

which stands in a Irivium, and is formed D r 1 m

upon a triangular model, of pretty Gothick K"rJ"s ""'"dat ft restaurat,

architecture to suit it* station. Anmil l "- r'*" ld°*

(i) These were lh* arms of Ferdinand III. i DOMINI 176*.

King of Ca/lilt and Lien, her father, and N. Baylif. quartered bj him, when both those kingdoms

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Recount os the Marquiss de Rosclle'j Letters vit

Amunt tfthe Utters of the Marquiss De ter* from Leonard to Juliet, in which she

Kosellr, luw'.y published in France. disclosed to her confidante her designs

THIS novel, which it written by on the Marquiss, and persuaded her Madame Elie de Beaumont, the (by transcribing a letter inclosed for the wife of that celebrated counsellor that purpose) to be accessary to them; of the parliament of saris, who so ge- the faithful Ferval hastes with these neroufly undertook the defence of the letters to his friend's house, forces ad Unfortunate family of Calas, contains, A mittance, and finds there Leonora, a like those ot Richardson, many useful notary, and two witnesses, the marrianrt important lessons for our moral age contract being just ready to be conduct, paiticularly in regard to e- signed. The Marquiss is enraged at ducation, love, and marriage; and this intrusion. Fer-val. throws down consists, in like manner, of a series of the letters, and intreats him to read letters (4] in number) between the" them. He refuses, and attempts, but following persons '. g in vain, to burn them. The notary The Marquiss Di Roselle, a young D retires, and the Marquiss takes Fer-val nobleman of 20, an officer in the Gm- into the garden, where a rencounter eUtrmerie. ensues, in which the latter, Handing The Countess Dt St Sever, his sister, only in his defence, ia wounded in the some years older than himself. breast: His wound, however, is not The Count De St Sever, her husband. mortal; and the Marquiss being in Madame De Norton, the Countess's the utmost concern, is now prevailed Most intimate friend. C w>'h to peruse the letters. These, in Leonora, an opera singer. a moment, open his eyes, and shew him M. De falviUe, a man of pleasure, the precipice on which he stood; they and the Marquiss'* friend. at once convince him of the baseness Madame De Ferval, a friend of Ma- of his mistress, and of the integrity of dame De Sart an. his friend. With the utmost indignaM. De Ferval, -her son. tion he breaks of .ill connection with Mademoiselle De Ferval, her eldest Leonora, and, aster rejecting with disdaughter. ** dain the advances that were m.ide him Juliet, another opera singer, the by a married woman of fashion, the friend of Leonora. Marchioness d'Aflerre, to whom he wag The Countess having frequently introduced by his dissolute friend Palsolicited her brother to marry and set- ville, he it advised, for the eftablishtle in the world, it appears that Leo- ment of his health, which now began rtora, who has no less art than beauty, to be impaired, to drink the waters of has found means not only to engage g Bains*. Madame Norton (his sister's hit affections in the strongest manner, friend) having an house just by, the but also to pass upon him for a woman Marquiss accepts of an apartment of virtue, though she had had several there. He is accompanied in his jourintrigues, and was at that very time ney by M de Ferval, whose mother kept clandestinely by M. de la Roche, and three sisters (ladies of great merit an old rich financier. And, in short, but small fortunes) live in the fame she behaves with such address, and so neighbourhood. With them he is eneffectually imposes on the infatuated _ gaged in frequent parties of walking, Marquiss, that in spite of all the ridi- acting plays, singing, &c. the eldest culeof his friend ValviUe, and the se- young lady (about 18) having an extious remonstrances of his relations, cellent voice; and, by degrees, hit he determines to marry his beloved melancholy begins to vanish, and he Leonora, who, with that view, had left entertains the tenderest affection for the stage. Madamoifelle de Ferval. His trail In the mean time the Marquiss, Q quility, however, is for a few days instruggling with love and honour, is re- terrupted by meeting Leonora on the duced by a fever to the utmost extre- walks; and this determines him to go mity, which gives occasion to several for a day or two to his lodgings at tender scenes between him and hit sis- Bains, to know her defence, tier cirter; and aster hit recovery a breach cumftances, and the occasion of her enluet between him and the Count, coming thither. This, for a time, aowing to the imprudence of that offi- larms his friends, who fear a relapse, cious brother-in law. At length, M. H and Mademoiselle de Ferval, who bad, tie Ferval, a man of honour, and the' Marquiss't best friend, having found • Bairn it m'-v:

MHm fn fret inrn hit hnnrla snm«* l*t>. ;. I.mfi

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of a supper and ball to wjlich he wt» invited by hit sister, during his attachment to Leonora i

'My sister it desirous that I should marry : But, do you imagine, I car*. think ot it? I sopped at her house two days ago; she had invited me, three days before. I could easily fee her design: M. dt St Sever did not giwe me the trouble of finding it out. He took me aside as soon as I came in, and commended, wlth_ a mysterious air, thebeauty, the wit, and above all, the fortune of Madaraoiscllej dtStAUin. rimiaediately perceived what was their view. The company was assembled when I arrived; I was introduced to Madame and Madamoiselles dt St Albin. The circle 'consisted of various women, whom I would willingly allow to be valuable* but they also pretended to be band-, some; of men of sense, who took paint to be agreeable < of frigid scholars, who set up for wit*; of young people who were stiff and timid. Think, by this description, what they must lie altogether. Con versatibn ftagg'd ; cards were proposed. I played a sansfrendre vqlt; I won it j, and was tired to death. Madamoiselle de St AWin was of'the party. She and her sister are pretty, it must be owned; but what a starched air? I could scarce hea* them speak a syllable; and even when they did speak they looked at their mama. Some people would think them accomplished ; the eldest sings, the youngest plays on the harpsichord. They regaled us with a cantata, which, by their looks, I should have taken for an anthem. These beauties came out of a convent. I mould have thought them dumb if I had not observed that while their mother was at play, and did not fee them, they got into a corner, and chattered very low with another girl of theii own age. I listened, and heard them talk so insipidly, and with such a prodigious volubility, that I left them a clear stage. We fat down to supper; and I had the singular honour to be placed next the Madamoiselle* dt St Aib'm: I could not get a single word. When I asked them a question, they answered with coldness and leserve, Yes, Sir\ No, Sir; and their mother undertook to speak for them when the answer might have been more than a monosyllable. When supper wot.over, my sister, who wi determined on my being charnnJ

With the most ingenuous simplicity, made her excellent mother herconti dante, is in the utmost concern and perplexity. The Marquise's return dispells their uneasiness, and evtry thing terminates to mutual latisfacti- A on. He informs Mad. Norton of all that had passed, and soon convinces her that the motives of his conduct were worthy of him. Uonora being in great distress, he fends her 15 louts d'ores. He then commissionsMad.Marrow tp communicate his intentions with regard to Madamoiselle de fcrtial. to B her mother, and to beg her consent. She, after first requiring to be satisfied with regard to his late behaviour to Leonora, receives him with pleasure at a son.in-law. Madamoiselle de F/rval being informed of VaUvilli't character and principles, insists on her lover's breaking off all connection with so C bad a man, one whom (lie calls, The Apostle »f sice. The Marquifs communicate! his happiness to his sister in the following billet:

'Ftrval, »6 August. 'lam just come from the altar; I 'am the happiest of men. Mad. dt V 'Norton has undertaken to give you < the particulars. Madamoiselle dt 'Ftr . . What do I lay r My dear * wife embraces you. Adieu. I know 'not what I write ; but I love you 'with my whole heart.'

Two days after her marriage the Marchioness writes to Leonora, to enquire into her circumstances & intentions, promising that if (he chose a retirement (he would engage amply to provide tor her; and on her accepting this generous offer with the utmost gratitude and confusion, the Marquifs, at his wife's desire, settles en Leonora a pension of 1500 livres, to maintain r her in a convent at Naney ; which penlion was to cease if she quitted the convent without his leave. M. and Madame dt St Lever receive the new married couple with the utmost tenderness, and are charmed with their brother's choice. The work con- ( elude* with a letter from Ijmora to the Marquifs, expressing, in the strongest Terms, her remorse for her past misconduct, and the tranquility me enI'oyed in her retirement, ascribing all ter hopes of future happiness to the Marchioness de Roj'ellt. As a -specimen of the-wrthorVwHm, ner, two or three passages are annex-d.——The following is the deseeipti1 which the Marquifs gives to r'alvillt

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