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taste, sentiment! It was long since Louisa had heard these founds. Amidst the ignorance of the valley, it was luxury to hear them; from Sir Edward, who was one of the most engaging figures I ever saw, they were doubly delightful. In his countenance there was always an expression, animated and interesting ; his fickness had overcome somewhat of the first, but greatly added to the power of the latter. 7
Louisa's was not less captivating-and Sir Edward had not feen it so long without emotion. During his illness he thought this emotion but gratitude; and when it first grew warmer, he checked it, from the thought of her situation, and of the debt he owed her, but the struggle was too ineffectual to overcome, and of confequence increafed his paffion. There was but one way in which the pride of Sir Edward allowed of it's being gratified. He fometimes thought of this as a base and unworthy one ; but he was the fool of words which he had often despised, the slave of manners he often condemned. He at last compromised matters with himself; he resolved, if he could, to think no more of Louisa ; at any rate, to think no more of the ties of gratitude or the restraints of virtue.
Louifa, who trusted to both, now communicated to Sir Edward an important secret. It was at the close of a piece of music which they had been playing in the absence of her father. She took up her lute, and touched a little wild melancholy air, which she had composed to the memory of her mother. “ That,” said she, “nobody ever heard except my father; I play it sometimes when I am alone, and in low spirits. I don't know how I came to think of it now; yet I have reason to be sad.” Sir Edward prefled to know the cause ; after some hesitation she told it all. Her father had fixed on the son of a neighbour, rich in possessions, but sude in manners, for her husband. Against this match the had always protested, as strongly as a sense of duty, and the mildness of her nature would allow ; but Venoni was obiti nately bent on the inatch, and she was wretched on the thoughts of it.-" To marry where one cannot love,to marry such a man, Sir Edward'!". It was an opportunity beyond his power of resistance. Sir Edward preffeď her haid, said it would be profanation to think of such a mare
riage; praised her beauty ; extolled her virtues ; and con-, cluded by: [wcaring, that he adored her. She heard him with unsuspecting pleasure, which her blushes could ill cons ceal..Sir Edward improved the favourable moment, talked of the ardency of his passion, the insignificancy of ceremos nies and forms, the ineflicacy of legal engagements, the eternal duration of those dictated by love;, and, in fine, urged her going off with him, to crown both their days with happiness. Louisa started at that proposal. . She would have reproached him ;, but her heart was not made for it;he could only weep. - They were interrupted by the arrival of her father with his intended son-in-law. He was just such a man as Louisa had represented him ; coarse, vulgar, and ignorant. But Venoni, though much above their neighbour in every thing but riches, looked on him as poorer men often look on the wealthy, and discovered none of his imperfections. He took his daughter afide, told her he had brought her future husband, and that he intended they should be married in a week at farthest. .,
· Next morning Louisa was indisposed, and kept her chamber. « Sir Edward was now perfectly recovered. He was engaged to go out with Venoni ; but, before his departure, he took up his violin, and touched a few plaintive notes on itliw They were heard by Louisa. tuIn the evening, the wandered forth to indulge her forrows alone. She had reached a fequeftered fpct, where some poplars formed a thicket on the banks of a little stream that watered the valley. A nightingale wis perched on one of them, and had already began its accustomed fong. Louisa fat dowil on a withered stump, leaning her cheek upon her hand, : After a little while, the bird was scared from its perch, and fitted from the thicket. Louisa role from the ground, and burst into tears. She turned, and beheld Sir Edward, His countenance had much of its former languor ;. and, when lie took her hand, he call on the earth 2 malancholy look, and seemed unable to speak his feelings. “Are you not well, Sir Edward?" said Louisa, with a voice saint and broken...“ I am ill indeed,?? faid, he, but my ibaels is of the mind. Louila cannot cure me of that. I am
wretched; but I deserve to he fo. I have broken every law of hospitality, and every obligation of gratitude. I have dared to wish for happiness, and to speak what I wished, though it wounded the heart of my dearest bencfactressbut I will make a feveré expiation. This moment I leave you ; Louila, I go to be wretched; but you may be happy, happy in your duty to a father; happy it may be, in the arms of a husband, whom the poffesfion of such a wife may teach refinement and fenfibility. I go to my native country, to hurry through scenes of irksome business, o taftclefs amusement, that I may, if possible, procure a sort of half oblivion of that happiness which I have left behind ; a liftless'endurance of that life which I once dreamed might be made delightful with Louisa !" !
Tears were the only answer she could give. Sir Edward's servants appeared, with a carriage, ready for his departure. He took from his pocket two pictures; one he had drawn of Louisa, he fastened round his neck, and kissing it with rapture, he hid it in his bcfom; the other he held out in a hefitating manner. This, said he, if Louisa would accept of it, may sometimes put her in mind of him who once offended, who can never cease to adore her. She may look on it, perhaps, after the origin:1 is no more, when this heart shall have forgot love, and ceased to be wretched.”
Louila was at last overcome. Her face was firli pale as death; then suddenly it was croiled with a crimfon bluh. Oh ! Sir Edward, said she, what--what would you have me do ?--He eagerly seized her hand, and led her, reluctant, to the carriage. They entered it; and, driving off with furious fueod, were foon out of fight of those hills which paftured the Hocks of the unfortunate Venoni.
To be continued.
Anecdute of Zink. When Zink was in the greateit practice, he was in a very had state of health; and being well respected by a number of the most celebrated physicians, had their artistance and ad vicc. All of them pronounced that he was in a decline; but about the method of cure, they were not unanimous.
Some prescribed one drug, and some another; and one of them recommended breast milk. The drugs he fivallowed; but the breast-milk he did not much reiith the thought of. Finding himself grow rather worse than better; and being told that air and exercise were the best remedies for his complaint, he talked himself to walk through the Park and up Conftitution Hill, every morning before breakfait. This did not relieve him, but from habit rather than hope, he still continued his perambulations. One summer morning, a handsome young woman, very meaniy clad, with a child about fix weeks old in her arm.s, asked his charity. He gave her some pence, and asked her how the care into her prefent distresied situation. Her history was short : She had been a servant ; she became partial to a footinan in the same house, and married him; they were both turned away; the man had no other resource but to enlit : He became a foldier; was sent abroad: she had never heard from him since ; had been delivered of the child now at her breast, for whose support and her own the should beg till her in fant was a few months older, when flie would try to get some more reputable employment. " Her frankness,” said Zink, “ pleased me!--her face pleased me ;--her compiexion pleased me; I gave her my direction; she came to me! I took her infant into my house; I did bring mysell to take her milk ; it recovered me; I made inquiry after her husband, and found he was killed in the first engagement he was in, at the pillaging a village in Germany. I married her; and a better wife no man ever had.”
With this woman he lived near twenty years. The foldier's child he educated for the ariny, and promised to get him a commission when he was twenty-one'; but the boy died at fourteen.
By Monsieur Zink The had two children, each of them were well provided for; and one of them was a very few years since alive, and well situated in a northern province,
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' r;..; Africa. '3', mica, sin The good effects of patriotic affociations have been fo strongly felt in Europe itself, that the inhabitants of Eu. rope begin to introduce them into all those regions where they establish themselves. This affords'a happy presage of growing improvements, and is a blefsed effect of that social fpirit of freedom which makes man consider himself, not as an infolated being, incapable of any efforts beyond the power of his own arm, but as a part only, of a great body, whose power is irresistible, when all its'exertions can be directed towards one point only. .
The island of Saint Helena, is an insolated rock, far detached from all land, rising boldly from the fea, about 1200 miles west from the coast of Africa.--It seemed at its first discovery a barren rock, incapable of producing any thing that might afford food to man ;--but being situated in the tract of fhips, bound to or from the Eaft Indies, it was thought expedient, to settle some people upon it, and try if any fresh provisions could be there reared, to accommodate fhips with, on their long voyages.-For many years after it was settled, little could be depended on from thence, butwater, and a few goats that brouzed on the pointed cliffs of that rocky island ;-but by degrees it began to be cultivated in finall patches, and it now yields more abundant returns.
Still the vegetable productions of that rock are' but few. Some gentlemen, however, who have been stationed there by government, and other settiers, having taken a careful survey of the whole, observed, that by attention, skill, and care, the produce of that island might be greatly augmented.—To promote the improvement of that fort, 28 number of gentlemen in the ifland, with governor Brooks at their head, refolved, in the year 1788, to form themfelves into a patriotic society, for promoting the improvement of that island, each member agreeing to contribute a ftipulaied fum annually, to be applied for the purpose of importing the feeds or plants of such productions as promised to profper in the ' island, and be useful to the inhabitants'; and to give premiums for exciting the industry, and awakening the attention of the common people to those important objects,