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ja the couoty of Cork, arranging and of forty guineas a year, by fale to Pa. ug part of the estate of Lord Viss ris ; but above all the rest the whole esus: Kingsborough. Of the account ftate, consisting of turnip-land adapted
"uele journies he says, " I have not to a profitable Norfolk course for sheep; - apprehenfion; though the success though yielding at present to the proprieStelton to profit was nothing, yet it tor for the half thare of the produce no i land its ground, and, I trust, me more than 2 s. 6 d. per acre, notwith
a fome small degree, the most flat- standing he is at the expence of proviEg encomiums it has received in ma- ding all the live stock. I could have 10 parts of Europe.” In consequenc. made the purchase without money, by a
2 work 40,000 l. a-year was faved rent-charge of 500 l. a-year ; timber to the public on the inland carriage of a considerable value (very fine oak,) the 273, as Parliament immediately adopt furniture of the chateau, and the cattle ci his ideas.
of the whole escate, 900 sheep, seventy lo 1784 he began “Annals of A- cows, and eighty oxen, &c. all given ascolture," a work of great merit, as into the bargain. I have not a doubt a repofitory of authentic and valuable but that I should in five
years omaviva on the agriculture of this drupled the aonpal value ; but the Reand other kingdoms. This work is still volution and the state of the kingdom continued, and we cannot but agree were too much in my head ; my famiwith the author, that it may be cited as ly would have been alarmed, and proa roof of culpable inattention in coun- babiy unwilling to go to France. I left uy gentlemen, in clergy who farm, and the province, therefore, not convinced zupuleat tenantry, that they do not give that I was turning my back on one of barer encouragenient to such a work. those opportunities that rarely prefent
On an invitation from Mons. Lazow- themselves. Living in ease and even Lai to accompany him and Counț de la affluence in a fine climate, could not but hochefoucauld to the Pyrenees, Mr in my mind form an agreeable prospect, Young was induced to make his first when contrasted with the narrow, crampjourney into France in the year 1787. ed, and anxious situation to which I was He returned to England in the wioter, doomed on my return to England.” iad continued some time in London The next year we find Mr. Young opanding to the Wool Bill, then before pressed with illaess, acquired in a farmLe Parliament. He then made his se- ing expedition, and writing the account coad tour, and in 1789 finished bis tra. from which the foregoing particulars are ses. In the course of this journey, to extracted, and in a frame of mind not
his own words, :( I was greatly weil disposed to view his situation with. learted :o settle in I'rance. In a fine any degree of fatisfaction. Since that par of the Bouronnois, which postes period he has published an account of sa climate equal to any in that king- his “ Journies through France," a work 6:72, I met with a compact enclosed e- uniting usefulness and entertainment, and
, of near 4000 acres, situated on the which we believe has succeeded better sur road from Paris to Lyons, and than he apprehended in his defponding Bear Moulines, the capital of the pro- moments. He has also been appointed roce; the chateau and offices complete Secretary to the Board of Agriculture, ai well built; the garden excellent: and has published some very seasonable 3.sty acres of vineyard, the wine, both and satisfactory pamphlets on the French r* and white, so good, that I wished Revolutior, which, we trust, have been to them in my cellar at Bradfield ; f.sh- attended with great advantage to the napacis formed by streams banked in the tion. In consequence of these exertions he tais, fo considerable as to yield the has, as might be expected, been very
li6. cicau a constant supply, and a revenue berally abuced by the abettors of faction.
If no other benefit had resulted from be done in it. Instead of really and achis “ Example of France a Warning to tively attempting to accomplish what I Britain," than being unquestionably the have aimed at, if it had been my good origin of the Yeomanry Cavalry at pre- fortune to have been able to present such sent established in the kingdom, it would a series of labours, in tolerable colours, by this alone be enritled to respect. by means of the pallet, or compofed It will afford but little encourage. good music, the talte of the age
would ment to public fpirit to hear from Mr have convinced me of the propriety of Young the following complaint, which my choice. Arts so agreeable fecure pawe hope he will not have cause to per tronage and fortune ; but to do what o. fevere in, and with which we conclude thers only describe, is the road to nethis account. “ When I adopted agri- glect and indigence. But much better culture as the pursuit of my life, and as than all this, had I been born and edua mean of effecting better things than cated behind the counter of some grothe culture of a little farm would allow, cer or draper in a borough town, where I should have been instructed, for I was legislators are elected by a few votes, my too young: knowing, that it being a merit would then have been conspicuous merely useful art, ablolutely unconnect and acknowledged, and the fair gale of ed with the decoration or with the plea- prosperity would have blown steadily in fures of human life, nothing could ever my Itern.”
vastated this unfortunate country, was
as offensive to them as the light of day AMONG the numbers who were fa- to the fullen bird of darkness. It hapcrificed to the barbarous caprices of pened that this family had, for twelve Lebon (who has been emphatically cal- years past, been in poffeffion of a parrot, led the Executioner of she North) some whom different persons had taught its were put to death upon pretence fo tri- mimic lesions. The estate of the Marvial, that nothing can perhaps furnish a quis was situated on the limits of the fironger proof of the absolute, the un. German empire ; part of his grounds blushing tyranny he exercised, than the belonged to that territory, and the pardaring effrontery with which he insulted rot had been instructed to cry « Vive the understanding, as well as the feels l'empereur !” and also to call the “ petit ings of the people, in the motives he Louis,” the name of a young child who alleged for inflicting the punishment of lived in the house. The agents of Ledeath.
bon received intelligence, that those forAn old and gallant officer formerly bidden words had been uttered by the Marquis of Viefville, had retired to end parrot ; the bird was denounced, seized his days in privacy, at a folitary spot as a criminal of importance, and depocalled Steenmonde, in the departnient fited in the house of a revolutionary comof the North. To this retreat he was misfary, where the feathered culprit reaccompanied by his daughter, an only peated the guilty founds. The tidings child, who watched over the infirmities spread through the city, of the arrest of his advanced age with unwearied ter- of an audacious counter-revolutionary derness, and whose filial piety shed a parrot, who boldly cried “ Vive le ray of happiness on those years which roi !” and who, it was asserted, had have no pleasure in them. This vener- even carried his effrontery to such a able old man, and his amiable daughter length as to exclaim, “ Vivent les pre." were the objects of general respect and ties !” Vivent les nobles !” So far we esteem. But virtue, which was a tacit may smile at the absurdities of our tya. reproach to the monsters who then de- rants; but that disposition is converted
into feelings of indignant horror, when fine lady and a curate viewing the moon we learn that an act of accusation was through a telefcope, is a pleasant illusimmediately issued against M. Viefville, tration : “1 perceive, says" the lady, his daughter, and her waiting-woman, two shadows inclining to each other ; who were dragged from their retire- they are certainly two happy lovers.” ment, and led before the revolutionary “ Not at all replied the curate," they tribunal.
are two steeples of a cathedral !” The jury unanimously declared that those persons were convicted of being ALGEBRAICAL characters have genethe authors or accomplices of a conspi- rally passed with the vulgar for the inracy against liberty and the French struments of magic. Soon after the art people ; and of unlawful resistance to of printing was known at Paris, some revolutionary and republican govern- one undertook to print Euclid's element; having assiduously taught a par. ments. The workinan employed, obrot to utter the detestable phrase of serving that it contained a number of “ Vive le roi ! Vive l'empereur ! vivent squares, circles, triangles, &c. imaginnos pretres ! et viven: les nobles !” ed that it was a book of forcery, inand, by so doing, having provoked the tended for raising the devil, who, for re-establishment of royalay and of tyran. ought he knew, might fetch him away ny; for which reasons they were con- in the midst of his work ; lie therefore demned to die.
declined it; but his master insisted on The old man summoned all his forti- his persevering. The poor fellow, betude, and went to the scaffold with the lieving that they were determined on his calmness of innocence ; often lifting up destruction, was so terrified, that, deaf his head, which was bowed down with to reason and his confessor, he died of age, to gaze upon his admirable daugh- the fright a few days after. ter, who met death with the fame courage, and who seemed to forget her The vanity and folly of placing our own situation in that of her beloved pa- affections on grandeur have been judi
ciously exposed in a great variety of
But mere warehouses to the grave.”
The fondoess of most people for fine guards; or wearing for a diadem a ja clothes, and the contempt they have cobin cop, and followed by an execu- for tailors, are contradictions not more tioner and a revolutionary jury.
easily reconciled than their fondness for From Mifs Williams' Letters. the stage, and yet their averfion to any
connection with players. The best reOpinion and belief are influenced by conciler is perhaps that given by Butler, many things totally unconnected with in one of his prose effays. the object, that our opinion of human (says he) love and admire fine clothes, wisdom never ought to rise very high. but scorn and despise him that made Opinion and belief, says Lord Kaimes, them, as princes approve of treason, but are influenced by affections as well
hate the traitors." by propensity. The noted story of a
4 All men,
THE DELUSIONS OF THE HEART. -A TALE.
CONCLUDED FROM P, 16. ONE still evening, while the sun was Ah! it was too susceptible for its own setting, they had strayed to the foot of peace !" the adored Cliff; and feating themselves Bentinck, during these incoherent exbeneath it, Bentinck began to expatiate presions, fat filent: at last he asked her on the charms of the declining orb. the cause of such mysterious behaviour : Finding his fpirited encomiam not re- twilight had obscured the sky; and the plied to, or observed by his companion, preturbed beauty, gathering courage he turned towards her, and beheld her from its gloom, ventured, in broken ac- :. holding a paper in her hand, while her cents, to disclose the whole narrative eyes rained down with a torrent of tears. of Plantagenets ill-starred passion. Ben
« Miranda !” exclaimed he; she rais- tinck replied in the soft blandishments ed her head, and recollecting he was of friendly condolence, and faithfully beheld, hid her face hastily with both promised to invent fome means whereher hands. “ Allow me the privilege by Effex might be brought to return to of friendship," said Bentinck, taking Hundron castle. I'n the mean time up the paper she had dropt.--Miranda Lady Hundson was planning schemes replied only by a loud sob : he opened for the destruction of her too innocent it, and read, written apparently in a child. The sudden departure of Effex disordered hand, these lines to Miran- Plantagenet had alarmed her ; and set
ting her imagination to work, the fanO! my Miranda, if the woes
cied that it could be for no other reason, Of Effex wound thy lov'd repose,
than to prepare every thing for the carAh! banish from thy virgin brcait
rying away of Miranda. Full of this Aught what disturbs thatibofom's rest; But o! beneath the lowering lky,
idea, the fouglit for her husband, and Sleepless and fad, uncouched I lic.
assuming the utmost appearance of maFrantic, thy name I oft repeat,
ternal fondness, began a long discourse, And kiss the printings of thy feet.
wherein the represented the beauties and In vain for eafe, for peace,
virtues of his daughter in the strongest Peace can be mine, but in the grave. 0! Miranda! when this heart
light; exprefing the fervor with which Shall beat no more, and ccale to Imart, she had hoped to behold her united to When stretch'd in death, this form is laid, some one, whose rank and fortune might When my last mournful couch is laid, not only be equal but superior to her Amid the flowers that deck my hier,
own ; and then with the tears of a croSay, will you shed one woe-frangit tear?
Ah ! come then, Death, and cele this itrife, codile, and faultering voice, concluded (o! end his grief, with Effex's life.
" such joys were never for Bentinck turned pale, and speechless her, as the law too plainly, that the gazed upon the reclining head of Mi- affections of his child were cast away randa, who first broke silence, by fay- upon Eflex Plantagenet-he, whoin ing with a tremulous accent,
neither his tation in life, or character, niy see the extent of
could entitle to such a preference.
my wretchedness; I am leved by one who His Lordship, alarmed, tenderly conbelieves I hate him, and flies my pre- jured her to give him an account of the fence, because my eyes were not so foon proofs which had convinced or staggeropened as his were.--O! Plantagenet ! ed her. After many carnest entreaties beneath the shade of those trees which the complied with his request, bidding crown this cliff, and whose rind-tofled him call to mind their frequent meetboughs configned this treasure to my ings in the loneliness of night-their hands, did you alas ! did you spend being never happy but when together-that last wreiched night? did not my and lastly, the abrupt departure of Er heart appear to thee cold and insensible? sex, which she was certain was only
tone to facilitate the execution of their “ Mother ! my compassionate mother!” of eloping
sobbed out Miranda,--" your tender All these circumstances corroborat. heart will listen to the attestations of my s together, worked in the mind of innocence--you too will not curse a
Lordship, (whose temper resembled child, who loves you more than all the se izpelt, that which is the longeit world !”_" lost creature !" was all she enving, is always the most formid- uttered as the disengaged herself from
: and raised such a commotion, that her clinging arms, and rushed out of the 2:3 out into a perfect hurricane, room. bad cred his daughter to appear be Miranda raised herself from the :7 him. She was fought for, and ground, and staring wildly about her, expiig his mandates, as she always seemed to regard every thing that had - with pleasure ; entered the apart- passed as a vision: at last, awakening men: to behold him darting fames from from her stupor, the exclaimed~" I Dis eyes, and fury from his lips. am a wretch indeed !-a friendless fa- Lograteful wretch," cried he, as she therless wretch !--my mother ! O my came forward, “ Is this the return of father, never more to behold you 2. my fondoess? does thy viperish heart whither shall I go?—who will receive tely, and cunningly contrive with the a guilty creature whose touch is pollu2 m malice of a demon, what will be tion, and who is labouring beneath the . x means of shortening my existence? weight of a parent's malediction —but, Hare I not a thousand times expressed I will fly : this face, once loved, shall Ey hopes of seeing you united to a never obtrude itself, to disturb their pendid and powerful house? And wilt. peace. And while I am sinking under thou wantonly crush all my projects by the oppression of want and misery_0! tiying with a pauper, a Plantagenet ? may the heart of my father, never expeBu, if thou dost, the heaviest curse a rience one reproachful pang!" -Ashowparent's aching and incensed heart can er of tears stopped her utterance, and irze, light on thy disobedient head! seeking her own apartment, the penned tere, in the face of heaven, I denounce, a hasty letter to William Bentinck, acand breathe the deepest execrations up- quainting him with the preceding scene sa thee if ever-”« Oh stay my fac - her determination to leave Hundson
es! my ever-revered father!” cried the —and requesting him to allist her in her 27:0r-struckinnocent, linking at his feet. resolves. This she sent by her own "Oz! do not breathe curses upon one whò maid, who delivered it to Bentinck, Iiter swerved in thought nor deed from just as he was entering from a walk.L daty! hear me!”—“ I will not, The moment he had read it, he flew to sterrupted her father) I will not, left her apartment, and found her in all the
add to your guilt that of deceiving agonies of grief, which he kindly en12-you are going to elope with Plan- deavoured to foothe, by assuring her of tag.ce-I koow it.”
• By my every his constant and unshakable friendship.
Miranda ?"_" To any place wherefint, and I charge you—if you get ever you will take me, for I am too ured a parent's curse, never to appear sensible that my father is inexorable.” biure me again.”-As he said it, he -Bentinck asked if she was ready to 2. fro n'her, followed by his lady.- go that inftant ? and being answered in VOL. VLII