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managed festivities of the board, ation, where few would have verLord C-requested the Chap- tured to offer an opinion in favor lain to shew his fair visitant, the of diftreffed virtue--fuffice it to pictures in the gallery, which fay, that the tender and unfophifcomprehended some of the most ticated heart of Julia, was warmperfect performances of the an- ed in the survey of her gallant and cient and modern masters. moral companion-she heard his
As no illuminated mind can argument with attention, and eaconceive, nor pen express, the de- gerly gave him credit, even for lightful perturbation of the young advantages he did not poffefsecclefiaftic's heart, on receiving her cheeks were flushed with crime this injunction, I shall imitate A-fon, whenever he pressed her lily pelles, and pass over what I can hand between his own, and the not delineate--he modestly arose stood confessedly the victim of to convey his lovely charge her feeling, though her language to the
promised scene of was delicately chaste, and her icontemplation, and had led her deas unvisited by a licentious to the door, when the benevolent thought. Nobleman, arrested their progress Oh! love, thou tyrant of the for a minute (and minutes inluch foul !--through what devious circumstances are whole hours of paths you often tread, to allure delay) to exact a promise from Ju- impassioned youth to woe-to lia, that she would use his house, draw “Hearts after you, tangled as her peculiar home, until her in amorous nets;" yet, for thy business or wishes in the metropo- kindly influence here, shalt thou lis were fulfilled- Julia bowed be forgiven--it is from the coinaffent to his hospitable desire, and cidence of such events, that Hythe parties gracefully receded men is enabled to maintain his from each other.
dignity, and blend felicity with If there are any persons so im- moral law. perfectly initiated in the mysteries Here I must necessarily abridge of love, as to believe that the fond the history of three days, during twain amused themselves with the which the most unreserved comdivine conceptions of a Raphael ; munication of sentiment was in. the grace of Corregio, or the ma- dulged between the enamoured jelty of Michael Angelo, I pity couple-yet was the important their want of discernment-when
not divulged to Lord the reader recollects that this was C--, and the only motive to the firit time that Julia had been this forbearance originated in alone with her young Chaplain, Julia, who would not consent to since her deliverance from the li that particular measure, until her centious fury of an honorable ruf dear father had ratified the pro
fian, le cannot be amazed, that pofal with his consent-a special je ihould feel the richelt display messenger was dispatched to of the beít artists absorbed in the Elmwood, and the answer was superior merit of her preserver,, auspicious to their common de. who was so nobly active in a fitu fire.
How supremely happy is that I will relieve you from this emstate of truth, when mutual con barrassment, and inform you, it fidence is the result of mutual vir- is Justice ;"— « Certainly, my tuě-in what portion of his be- Lord.” “ Then, as you admit the ing, can the voluptuary derive an principle, give me leave to ask enjoyment, equal to those senfa. you, if you hold it as just, that tions which arise when duty fanc. the powerful should oppress tifies passion ?--How weak are the the defenceless ?”
“ Assuredly argumeuts of the Materialists not, my Lord.”
“ Perhaps you how futile the subtilties of Epicu- will not consider it as unreasonarus and Spinosa, when opposed to able, that the aggression thould the force of those emotions, which be expiated by punishment?"uplift the guiltless, and affuredly“To what do all these unusual demonstrate that we shall be rea questions tend ? you appear to me, warded in proportion as we are my Lord, to be drawing me injuft--that our free agency is in to a state of responsibility in which separably connected with respon- I am nut interested.” 66 Indeed fibility ; and that to pass through you are, Sir; and interested in a life safely, we must azt wisely, and very great degree.”—“ How, to be blessed, we must be inno- my Lord ?"-" I will tell you
Sir : you have had the meanness When, by the indirect move and the audacity to insult an aments of chance, it came to the miable young lady, under my knowledge of Lord C-, that roof, and I inlift that you immehis son had behaved with difre- diately write her a letter of atonefpect towards the pure daughter ment, and ask her forgiveness." of his old friend, he manifested e My Lord, you may have been motions of surprise and indigna- misinformed in this matter ; give tion; and ordered that he should me permiflion to explain the cirbe acquainted with the retarn of cumstances." I understand so his fon, in the instant that he ar much of the truth already, Sir, rived -- those orders had not been that an explanation may increase, delivered many hours before his but cannot do away your dishonarrival was announced-he com or, so, without any hesitation, take manded him into his presence, up the pen, and write to the lady and with an air of parental dig- what I shall dictate."--"You will nity, addressed him thus : “My recollect, my Lord, that Julia is Son, for such I am compelled to not my equal."-" According to believe you are, I require you to the laws of politeness, Sir, every tell me, upon what principle you woman is every man's superior ; think our reciprocal duties are to and agreeably to the laws of morbe maintained towards each oth- ality, The is an angel, and er?"-“This question, my Lord, but I will not be unnecesa is so very fingular and unexpect- sarily harsh in sentiment ; fo ined, that I fcarcely know how to stantaneously write.” — with a frame an answer, adequate to heart overcharged with mortificayour desires.”_"Why then, Sir, tion, almost to bursting, the kon.
cradle offender sat down, and, The manly ecclesiastic perared with a trembling hand, indicted the epitle with a mixture of plea. the following epistle, from the fure and astonishinent, and when words of Lord C
he had concluded, approached • Madam,
the young gentleman with an • IT duly becomes me, as the air of ineffable kindness; and guardian of my own honor, to taking him by the hand, exclaim, implore forgiveness, for an error ed, how happy would it be for committed during the suspension human-kind, if all transgrellions of my reason; I vainly imagined were thus understood, and thus that the advantages resulting obliterated.
« You mut not be from high birth, youth and for amazed my Lord, (added he, tune, could compensate for the turning to his patron) if I feel want of virtue ; but my reflec. sensations nearly approaching to tion has tutored me otherwise ; ecstasy, on this theme, as the ob. I am now so thoroughly convinc. ject of this letter has confented to ed of my own unworthiness, that be my wife.” Your wife !" I cannot be happy if you withhold ejaculated both in the fame inyour pardon-the purity of your
rity of your stant ! “It is even fo, (rejoined own nature, and the truth you the worthy Curate) provided bave imbibed from the education your Lordship has no objection of fo good a man as your father, to che union." So far am I, Sir, will suggest that all are not to be from disapproving your choice, abandoned who are faulty, and that I must inftantly go and give that those who forgive most, the the bride ele&t joy; and you my more ncarly resemble heaven.-- son, shall go too, and prove, by With the deepest contrition, and your present demeanor, that you the most ardent hope, I beg per- are alhamed of the past : this is million to subscribe myself, a duty that all will fulfil with Your most obedient,
cheerfulness : When virtue is re. Humble servant,
warded all that think ihould re. CHARLES C
joice." While the venerable old Peer
Here let the reader ponder upwas in the act of preparation to on the undescribable emotions feal and subscribe this letter, in which played about the suscepticrder that it might be sent to Jul ble heart of Julia, from the : motit, the Curate entered, but, in mentous period that she was left fecing the object of his recent re with the Curate, until she was featment, he was going to retire, congratulated on their return under the apprehenfion that he from the altar, by the man who might be transacting some private attempted to deitroy her dignity butiness with his father," Stop, and peace - but it was a chain of Sir, (laid the old nobleman,) I cvents so diverGfied and fo luxwant you to be witness to an act uriant, tivat no vulgar mind can of retribution ; read this letter, accompany the
progreffion. and then inform me if the apolc When a man of honor solicits the gr is proportioned to the offence." hand of a woman of virtue, the
god of marriage affumes a nob- fetters are owned to be filken, ler port than usual, and charms and his iníluence derived from with a reflected grace- then his herven.
A HISTORY OF A VOYAGE TO THE COAST OF AFRICA,
and TRAVELS into the Interior of that Country; containing particular Descriptions of the Climate and Inhabitants, and interefting par. ticulars concerning the Slave trade. By JOSEP: HAWKINS, formerly of New-York.
(Continued from page 329.) H ga
'AVING chosen our lodg- route rather to the eastward, the we supped as usual ; I determin- direction. The mornirg sun shined to keep the first watch ; Hur- ed extremely hot through the dee had lain down to fleep, and I thickets, and we could ciscern a. was parading close to the fire, variety of wild animals, such as I when Hurdee, who had heard the had never seen before ; the monfound of steps on the ground, keys were very numerous, and sesuddenly started up, and ran to veral leopards beautifully spotted his gun : I directed him not to patied us affrighted, mostly in fire but at my order, and ihould pairs. I fire, not to discharge his piece, About noon we had gained till I should have loaded. We higher ground, the woods grew could hear the trampling of a loft thinner, and we had an occafionfoot, and the rufling of the buih- al prospect of an open, but mounen ole on our left, but could taineous tract of country, extremenot determine whether it proceed- ly romantic, but dreary in the dired from man or beast.
We loitered foon fatisfied however that it was through the heat of the day in a our morning visitor, whom we shady ravine or glen, worn thro' could see crossing and recrossing rocks and fands by streams from an opening in our front, where springs in the bosom of the mounthe fire was low : we therefore tain; here we enjoyed the plearenewed our fire, and threw feve- sure of bathing, and an agreeable ral pieces of the lighting wood in repast of wild fruits. the track of the animal, who we The course that we had hitherfound retreated, fnorting and to purlued was tedious, and tho' growling. Finding ourselves thus not destitute of pleasures, was fa. successful, we kept our fires alter- tiguing, and attended with dannately well lighted, and obtained ger. We had calculated the disa troubled sleep, but fufficient for tance we had come as well as we a moderate refrelhment.
could, and concluded that we In the morning we pursued our must not be far from the Little
Congo river ; we determined to on the right and rear. Fortits follow the course of the ravine, nately, the village was deserted, to the place into which the water but we could observe on an open discharged itself; often were we elevation the smoke of domestic on the verge of retracing the path fires at the dusk of evening, a we had come up to the summit, considerable way to the eastward. the fatigue was so excessive, and We were obliged once more, with the heat which reflected from the reluctance, to feek the woods to rocks and a chalky loam on the the southward of us ; and en. sides of the ravine became intol- camped that night amid the hor. erable ; it became necessary to rors of the desart the roaring of take up our nights rest in this glen the tyger, and other beasts that where we rested well, but with haunt the neighbourhood of the our fires as usual.
innocent favage. Early in the morning we pur We slept nore this night! Its sued our route downwards : the horrors are still awake in my descent became less Iteep, and the memory, and I shudder when I water accumulating, gradually recal them; our fires appeared formed a deep rivulet. About fcarcely fulfcient for our protecten o'clock we had the fatisfac- tion. We heard the step of the tion of seeing the winding of a heavy breathing tyger, his horbeautiful little river, flowing with rid, broken, panting aspiration : gentleness along the skirts of the this with the thrilling screams of hills. We concluded it must fall the jackall, the yell of the wild into the Congo, and accordingly dog, and the rustling of the resolved to construct a raft to leaves and branches, on several crofs. After some labor we ef- fides, kept us in a state of terror fected our purpose, and gained that cannot be conceived, but by the opposite bank about eight those who have experienced such miles down. Here we could per- situations, and seen the glaring ceive the track of human feet; eyes of the most ferocious aniwe, in consequence, determined mals rolling within a few paces, to change our courle directly S. and ready to pounce upon and E. through the champaign lands, tear the trembling victim to 2 and to keep the shade, which was
thousand picccs. but light, consisting of trees, thin Thinking it beft, when day ly scattered andof fiender growth, joyfully broke in upon us, to quit interspersed with a tree like the this neighbourhood, where the wild date. and the palm tree in vacated village already pointed great variety. About five o'clock, out a warning that we had negwhen we had walked about an. lected, of the dangerous course we hour and a half after dinner, we were pursuing; we determined came unexpectedly upon a town to prefer the risque of exposure of the natives. The huts stood
to our own species, than to the scattered irregularly in our front, monsters of the wood, and again and the appearance of fallow land bent our course to the eastward. ftretched off contiguous to them About 11 o'clock, we were sur