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uncle's habitation; and in this jour- The reader has already been inney it was, that she had been so ac- formed in what manner the endeacidentally protected from the vio- vours of Tom and his uncle miscarlence of the robbers by the interpo- ried. Miss Darnel's new keeper sition and prowess of our adven- having, in the course of his journey,
halted for refreshment at the Black As he did not wear his helmet in Lyon, of which being landlord, he that exploit, she recognized his fea- believed the good woman and her fures as he passed the coach, and, family were intirely devoted to his struck with the apparition, shrieked will and pleasure, Aurelia found an aloud. She had been afsured by opportunity of speaking in private ber guardian, that his design was to to Dolly, who had a very preporconvey her to her own house; but sesling appearance. She conveyed perceiving, in the sequel, that the a purse of money into the hands carriage struck off upon a different of this young woman, telling her, road, and finding herself in the while the tears trickled down her hands of strangers, she began to checks, that she was a young lady dread a much more disagreeable of fortune, in danger, as the apprefate, and conceive doubts and ideas hended, of assassination. This hint, that filled her tender heart with which the communicated in a whis. horror and affliction. When me per, while the governante stood at expoftulated with the duenna, Mhe the other end of the room, was sufwas treated like a changeling, ad- ficient to interest the compafsionate monished to be quiet, and reminded Dolly in her behalf, As soon as that she was under the dire&tion of the coach departed, she made her those who would manage her with a mother acquainted with the transtender regard to her own welfare, action; and as they naturally conand the honour of her family. cluded that the young lady expected When the addressed herself to the their asistance, they resolved to apold gentleman, who was not much prove themselves worthy of her consubject to the emotions of humanity, fidence. and besides firmly persuaded that Dolly having inlisted in their deshe was deprived of her reason, he sign a trusty countryman, one of made no answer; but laid his finger her own professed admirers, they set on his mouth, by way of enjoining out together for the house of the filence.
gentleman in which the fair prisoner This mysterious behaviour aggra- was confined, and waited for her in vated the fears of the poor hapless secret at the end of a pleasant park, young lady; and her terrors waxed in which they naturally concluded so strong, that when she saw Tom se might be indulged with the priClarke, whose face the knew, the vilege of taking the air. The event called aloud for assistance, and even justified their conception : on the pronounced the name of his patron very first day of their watch they Sir Launcelot Greaves, which she saw her approach, accompanied by imagined might stimulate him the her duenna. Dolly and her attenmore to attempt something for her dant immediately tied their horses deliverance.
to a stake, and retired into a thicket,
which which Aurelia did not fail to enter, good-natured Dolly endeavoured to Dolly forth with appeared, and, tak- alleviate her distress with diverting ing her by the hand, led her to the discourse; and, among other less inhorses, one of which the mounted teresting stories, entertained her in the utmost hurry and trepidation, with the adventures of Sir Launcelot while the countryman bound the and captain Crowe, which she had duenna with a cord, prepared for seen and heard recited while they the purpose, gagged her mouth, remained at the Black Lyon: nor and tied her to a tree, where he left did she fail to introduce Mr. Tho. her to her own meditations. Then mas Clarke, in her narrative, with he mounted before Dolly, and thro' such a favourable representation of unfrequented paths conducted his his person and character, as plainly charge to an inn on the post-road, discovered that her own heart had where a chaise was ready for their received a rude Mock from the ir. reception.
resistible force of his qualifications. As he refused to proceed farther, The history of Sir Launcelot left his absence from his own home Greaves was a theme which effecshould create fufpicion, Aurelia re. tually fixed the attention of Aurelia, warded him liberally; but would distracted as her ideas must have not part with her faithful Dolly, been by the circumstances of her who, indeed, had no inclination to present situation. The particulars be difcharged: such an affection and of his conduct, since the corresponattachment had me already acquired dence between her and him had for the amiable fugitive, though she ceased, she heard with equal conknew neither her story, nor her cern and astonishment; for, how far
Aurelia thought pro- foever the deemed herself detached per to conceal both, and allumed from all possibility of future conthe fiétitious appellation of Mea- nexion with that young gentleman, dows, until she should be better ac- she was not made of such indifferent quainted with the disposition and stuff, as to learn without emotion, discretion of her new attendant. the calamitous disorder of an accomThe first resolution the could take plished youth, whose extraordinary in the present flutter of her spirits, virtues the could not but revere. was to make the best of her way to As they had deviated from the London, where she thought the post-road, taken precautions to con. might find an asylum in the house ceal their route, and made such of a female relation, married to an progress, that they were now within eminent physician, known by the one day's journey of London, the name of Kawdle. In the execution careful and affectionate Dolly seeing of this hatty resolve, the travelled her dear lady quite exhaufted with at a violent rate, from stage to stage, fatigue, used all her natural rhetoin a carringe drawn by four horses, rick, which was very powerful, without halting for necessary re- mingled with tears that flowed from freshment or repose, until the judged the heart, in persuading Aurelia to herself out of danger of being over- enjoy some repose; and so far the taken. As she appeared overwhelm- fucceeded in the attempt, that for ed with grief and consternation, the one night the toil of travelling was
mitted. This recess from incredible bank-notes, which miss Meadows fatigue, was a pause that afforded had dropped in the house where, our adventurer time to overtake they had been threatened with inthem before they reached the me- fult. Miss Darnel had not yet distropolis, that vast labyrinth, in covered her disaster, when her atwhich Aurelia might have been for tendant, running into the apartever lost to his inquiry.
ment, presented the prize, which It was in the afternoon of the she had received from our advenday which succeeded his departure turer, with his compliments to miss from the White Hart, that Sir Meadows, implying a request to be Launcelot arrived at the inn, where admitted into her presence, that he miss Aurelia Darnel had bespoke a might make a personal tender of dish of tea, and a post-chaise for the his best services. next stage. He had, by inquiry, It is not to be supposed that the traced her a considerable way, with amiable Aurelia heard unmoved out ever dreaming who the person such a message from a person, whom really was whom he thus pursued, her maid discovered to be the very and now he desired to speak with identical Sir Launcelot Greaves, her attendant. Dolly was not a whose story the had so lately related : little surprised to see Sir Launcelot but as the ensuing scene requires Greaves, of whose character she had fresh attention in the reader, we conceived a very sublime idea, from Mall defer it till another opportuthe narrative of Mr. Thomas Clarke; nity, when his spirits shall be rebut she was still more surprised cruited from the fatigue of this when he gave her to understand, chapter. that he had charged himself with the pocket-book, containing the
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A Genealogical Account of RUSSEL, Duke of B E D FOR D. THI 'HIS family, originally Nor- son and fucceffor, William Ruffel,
man, was considerable in Eng- obtained, in the reign of Edward I. land, and possessed an estate in Dor- a charter for a market every Thurssetshire, as far back as the reign of day in the week, and a fair on the king John; in the third year of eve, day, and morrow of St. Matwhich John Ruffel, constable of thew, at his manour of Kingiton, Corfe-castle, payed fifty marks for commonly called Kingston Ruffel, a licence to marry the fifter of a in the county of Dorset; which baron called Daun Bardolf. His son, lordship was held by serjeantry, as Sir Ralph Ruffel, was a person of cupbearer to the king at four princonsiderable interest at the court of cipal feasts in the year. In the folHenry III. and acquired, by his lowing reign he was returned to matriage with one of the daughters parliament knight of the fire for of James de Newmarche, certain the county of Southampton. His lands in the counties of Somerset, son Theobald had two wives; and Wilts, and Gloucester. His eldest by the first a son of the same name, January 1761.