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of the evening, when the Sun resided at London, and that his seems dropping behind the hills, own limbs were too gouty to carand throws a feeble but pleasing ry him thither for personal apbeam over the landscape; then plication is absolutely necesfary in might you see them wander, arm these cases : Besides, the clergy, in arm, and slowly on the Avon- though they are continually advi. side. “ Julia (he would say to fing their flocks to keep their eyes his daughter) my dear JULIA, fixed upon the good things of you and my parish are the com Heaven only, have an irresistible forts of
life. Ye are all my propensity to keep their own eyes children--but you, Julia, you uniformly fixed upon the good are my friend The thirsty loves things of this earth-Every monot to drink, nor the weary to ment, therefore, was importantrest, more than I love to look up to lose a minute was to lose a on you~What would become of vicarage ;-and while he was talkme, JULIA, wert thou gone? And ing, some other reverend brother, when I am gone, my daughter, who had no gout in his toes, no what will become of thee?"_“I daughter to provide for, might be hope, father, we shall die both to- posting to his Lordship in Berkegether."-"God grant it! God ley-Square. grant it !” answered the good old The old man became now great
ly agitated ; and that bosom, Thus peaceably glided on their which ought to have been the lives, till an unlucky accident in mansion of resignation and peace, the neighbouring parish disturbed was disturbed by restless wishes, their tranquillity. The vicar of and ill-timed despair. The symthat parish died.--The moment pathetic foul of Julia was tumultour Curate was informed of this, uous ; her heart throbbed with it roused one of his worst paf- guiltless pangs, and she felt for the fions: he had now but one wish to griefs of her father. She tried be gratified in this world ; and to soothe him, but tried in vain ; that was, to have the neighbouring the argued against his wishes, but vicarage in possession. “My dear she was arguing against the follies father said the unambitious Ju. of old age, which are incurable. LIA) have we not competence; The evening came, but came and does not competence afford not as usual ; this man of despair us felicity ? and is not this fuffi was unconscious of its charms cient?"-Aye, all that was very His soul was deaf to the voice of true : but then the vicarage lay Nature, even when her notes were so snug-just at his own door; sweetest at the close of the day. and hc wanted to have it in his He listened not to the minstrelly power to leave something to his of the hinds, nor the choral harJULIA after his death.
mony of the groves; the flocks But much remained yet to be clustered in the meadows unnoticdone.
The Curate had talked ed; and the sun poured his evenlike a man unacquainted with cal- ing glories over the hamlet unreculations, and his fancy (old as it garded—Even Julia did not was) got the start of his judgment. charm him : he saw her kneel at He did not consider that Lord his fide without emotion, and he Cthe patron of the living, heard her sighs without pity.
Here a father and a friend was knew beft; but when the morning loft to happiness—the only friend came, the Curate's opinions were too she had in the world—and entirely changed. * He had sorrows much less than these would thought better upon the subject, have murdered the peace of Ju- and he was resolved not to lec LIA.—She had already knelt by her go-The roads were dangerthe side of her worn parent : the ous, and London was still more now clasped his hand closely infobesides, she might turn fick her own, and fixing her blue eyes or the coach might be overturned pathetically on his countenance, ---she might be killed and he begged that he would not refuse fhould never see her more.” Ju. her one request_ What was LIA knew that these fears were that?"-To permit ber to go to only the tender workings of timid London, and solicit the living. Nature, and she opposed them. Electricity could not touch
him. In short, the contest was renewed quicker. The voice of JULIA with its former warmth ; and the was pathetic, and it awakened affection of the daughter triumphhim-His affections returned in ed once more over the tenderness an instant: he leaned over his of the father. He consented daughter, and gave her to undere again to let her go, on condition stand, that it was impossible to that Joe, his labourer, his gargrant her tequest ; that he would dener, his footman, his hoftier, not part with her for a bishoprick; his every thing, should attend her and that she must not think to with his friendly care-should be part with him—She replied; he the companion of her journey. anfwered ; and she re-answered ; Now this Joe was the auk. in short, the contest was long, wardest mortal-Never, fure, did ftubborn, and eloquent : and a more simple 'squire page it at though there was not much learn the heels of a fair lady-Neither ing in it, it abounded with Nature, the Sancho of Don Quixotre, nor a richer quality-Suffice it to say, the Pedrillo of Rofalva, were that Julia conquered ; and the more arrant children of Nature, obtained, with great difficulty, were guided by more native simwhat she called the honorable of. plicity. He and his occupations fice of being her father's messen- seemed made for each other, so ger.
exactly were they respectively fitIt has been observed already, ted, He was never famous but that dispatch is one of the few for two things ; viz. for whistling, roads to preferment. As no time after his team, the loudest and was therefore to be lost, it was most musical notes of any in the agreed that she should set off the village—and for knitting stocknext morning. The Warwick ings: this was all the reputation stage paffed through the neigh- he had in this gairish world-on bouring market-town, and he his forehead sat candour, unprofmight walk thither to meet it. itably enthroned, and on his The old man retired to get his let- tongue truth-His visage was the ters ready, and Julia to make symbol of integrity-His ruddy her little preparations for her ca cheek was tinted like a cloud in lamitous journey
the west, at the eve of a glorious How they slept, themselves day-The sensations of guilt had
not deranged the line of human forward to the market-town, with beauty!
hasty step and high expectations. Now, reader, stop a moment, Having now began a journey, and bethink thee of this plan and we must be expeditious. They arof this journey-A village virgin, rived at the market-town, met the pure as the snow-drop in the val- stage coach, and took their approley, attended by a village boor, priate stations—Julia in the inare setting out for London-Forside, and Joe, like her guardian London, I fay--in queft of a vic. angel, perched above her upon the arage! The thing was worthy of top-They went smoothly on, till a village curate -The defcent of they arrived at the lane which is Eneas into Hell was, in compari- three miles on the west side of fon of this, walking upon carpets. Uxbridge; when a very civil gen
tleman came to the window, and Facilis difcenfus Averni, desired them to give him all the Sed revecare gradum
money they had - The gentleman Our travellers were now ready at the window was far from being to begin their walk to the market- unpolite, considering he had de town, which was but four miles clared war against society-He distant. Without palfrey, armour, bespoke them very gently, beginor other retinue, than the children ning at the right hand, and folof the neighbourhood ; JULIA lowing them all, man by man, and and her father led the van, and
woman by woman, till he went the rest followed- Joe, as if con
round to the left side--A boisterscious that he was entering upon
ous cornet of dragoons was una service of danger, assumed a
happily the first, and he gave his statelier port and a more august purse with a fullen filence-Julia expression than usual ; with a
was next, and held her little moclean shirt in his left pocket, ba- ney in her hand, but durst not con and cheese in his right, and look towards the window-A an oak sapling in his hand, he meagre cockney gave all, but begtowered majestically in the midst ged a few shillings back, to carry of the children, with a stern aspect him to St. Paul's-A little fat and long strides.
woman surrendered her purse, The
with a threat; and a plain dressed
walked company a mile, and were to part. On this
man regretted he had not more trying occasion I could say much, for so accomplished a gentleman, but will not -To describe the
When they arrived at the inn, glances of affection, and the looks each expressed their forrow's as of love, which glistened in every their feelings prompted; but they cye—which played in every feat. were now to enter upon their last ure, would be tedious: Í shall stage, and none had fuch weighty therefore content myself with in
cause to be aggreived as Julia, forming them, that in this diffi.
who had not a friend before hercult scene the simple heart of the To go forward was madness, and curate failed hinı ; his eyes con
to go backward was impossible fessed it, and he played the wo
What was she to do?- She call. The curare marched lowly
ed in Joe, and asked if he had back, at the head of his young,
provided himself with any noney, flock, and our two travellers fet in case of an emergency: -"Yes,
that he had and there it was at The saw him, who would no doubt her service”-throwing down his advance the money upon the vicentire stock upon the table, which arage, and thus all would be right in the whole amounted to the again—She therefore thanked him fum of three fhillings and nine, politely, and told him that when pence—This made despair more The saw her noble friend Lord black-It was her first misfor- C-, the hoped to be able to tune ; and she thought it but an un repay
him. to Lord C-! couth entrance into a base world. (said he) --what--you are are go
The officer now entered the ing to visit him ?” “Yes, Sir.”' room, and seeing Joe there, began “O-a relation, I presume, Madto upbraid him for suffering the am ?” “ No, Sir! only a friend : highwayman to escape, when he his Lordship and my father were was feated so advantageously at great friends when they wer: the top, with an oaken sapling in young, and at school.”_" Aye, his hand_“You stupid oaf! aye-your father, I prefume, (said this military hero) why did Madam, lives in the country ?”you not attack him?"_"'Cafe I “ Yes, Sir; he's Curate of Elmhad not a swoard by my side, like wood, near ***** in Warwickyou (replied Joe, with the greatest shire.”_“Your visit, Ma’am—is frankness)--he-he-he--icod, it a visit of pleasure or business?" every man to his trade, meafter !" - Buliness, Sir I am only The argument was unanswerable.
come to town with a letter froni The officer now walked up to my father to Lord C-to foJulia, whose embarrassment he licit the living of *****.”_" Oh, perceived ; and, taking her aside, I understand you, Ma'am. Lord told her he guessed the cause of C-- is my particular acquainther sorrow; and that he was hap- ance, and it will give me pleasure py he had it in his power to re to be your protector and your move it: For (continued he) I guide, till I deliver you safely know the road too well to venture and honorably to his Lordmip. my all upon it, and leave myself Would you chuse to alight, Ma'am, unprovided with resources. Here at any particular place in Lon(said he, untying his stock, and don ?" “ No (said the simple Juthaking out of it a fender green LIA) I intend to stay at the inn purse) here is my corps de reserve: all night, and to wait upon
his I gave the robber a few shillings, Lordship in the morning.”. and I fecured this for your use." “Ah! Madam (replied the OffiNow JULIA examined the face of cer) you do not know the confuthis affair fimply as it stood-It fion, the disgust, and danger you was a case of necessity; and she will meet with at the inn: I have thought it ridiculous for one who a mother in town, who lives ele. was many, many miles from Elm- gantly: Be prevailed upon to be wood, and who had not two-pence lodged this night at her house : in her pocket, to refuse the loan She will receive you with cheerof a few guineas, which would re- fulness, and treat you with tendermove all her sorrows. She might ness. May I perish, Madam, have an opportunity of hinting May I beg the honour to know the matter to Lord C when your name, Madam?"-"JULIA.
“May I perish, Miss Julia, but Inn-Fields.--Now, when a young I am interested in your case, as gentleman, with a young lady by sincerely as if you were my own his side, who is resolved to follow filter !" This lalt proposal was him, finds himself in Lincoln'sbetter and better. To meet so Inn-Fields, the road to Coventgood a friend at once!-She was Garden lies direct : 'tis only gocertain her father's prayers for ing up Queen-street, crossing the her were heard ;, and she thought lane and the acre, and there you The could not be too thankful to He conducted her into a Heaven, nor to the Gentleman. house in the Piazza ; where the She accepted his offer; and they polite inhabitants received the mounted the stage coach young gentleman with all the free. inore.
dom and civility of an old acAs the stage-coachman was at quaintance, which convinced Juthis place paid his full demand, LIA that he was quite at home. there was nothing to be done but Now, gentle reader, while Juto roll into town, and go where BIA and her friend are feated at a they pleased. The fat woman bottle of Madeira, recollect and lived in Holborn, and the coach confess, whether we have not stopt to set her down, “ Here journied well—From the banks too, Madam, (said the Oficer to of the Avon--from the mansion JULIA) we may get out, for we of innocence from the warm are near our home." The artful bosom of a father—to place our abruptness and hurry of the fum- rural virgin on the very throne of mons--the consciousness of find. perdition. Now, ye guardian fpiring herself suddenly in the midst its, whether Sylphs, Genii, or of the immense metropolis, where Fairies—if ye have any regard for the already faw ftrange things, devoted purity-now open your and expected to fce ftill stranger golden eyes, now ply your
lilver her total ignorance of every pinions for innocence is in dan. thing around her-her hopes ger. And now, thou wretched her expectations-her fimplicity old man, thou ambitious Curate -all contributed to throw her of Elmwood-rekindle your piety, mind into confusion, and her fpir- and redouble your prayers for its into a flutter : She forgot even your daughter, your Julia, is in ty thing the forgot even Joe a Pagniomand without a fear! and Joé, alas ! forgot her ; for Every thing that passed around he was exactly in the fame pre- JULIA in this house appeared too dicament- He was astonished; plausible for her eyes to be openhe was in a new world: his re- ed, or her suspicion to be roused collection forsook him, and a mist for she had never been in a Tav. wandered over his eyes : he fatera before : and as to the inces. nailed to the top of the coach, fant tinkling of bells, and the inwith his mouth open, looking at cessant running of waiters-- why, every thing and seeing nothing. bells and fervants must be in all In this cloud Julia escaped ; great families, and, no doubt, and the neither spoke nor looked must be continually, employed.. around her, till her gallant com. The deceprion, I say, was good, mander led her into Lincoln's and crery thing appeared extreme