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ja the county of Cork, arranging and of forty guineas a year, by fale to Paletting part of the efate of Lord Vil- ris ; but above all the rest the whole ecount Kingsborough. Of the account ftare, conlisting of turnip-land adapted of these journies he says, “ I have not to a profitable Norfolk course for sheep; rouch apprehenfion; though the success though yielding at present to the propriein relation to profit was nothing, yet it tor for the half thare of the produce no will stand its ground, and, Į trust, me- more than 2 s. 6 d. per acre, notwithrir, in some small degree, the most flat standing he is at the expence of provitering encomiums it has received in ma- ding all the live stock. I could have ny parts of Europe.” In consequenc. made the purchase without money, by a of that work 40,009 l. a-year was saved rent-charge of a-year ; timber io to the public on the inland carriage of a considerable value (very fine oak,) the cord, as Parliament immediately adopt: furniture of the chateau, and the cattle ed his ideas.

of the whole estate, 900 sheep, seventy Io 1784 he began “Annals of A. cows, and eighty oxun, &c. all given griculture," a work of great merit, as into the bargain. I have not a doubt a repository of authentic and valuable but that I thould in five


have information on the agriculture of this drupled the aonual 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 proof 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 in opulent tenantry, that they do not give that I was turning my back on one of better encouragenient to such a work. those opportunities that rarely prefent

On an invitation from Monf. Lazow- themselves. Living in ease and even fki to accompany him and Counț de la afluence in a fine climate, could not but Rochefoucauld to the Pyrenees, Mr in my mind form an agreeable prospect, Young was induced to make his firft 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 winter, doomed on my return to England.” and continued some time in London The next year we find Mr. Young opattending to the Wool Bill, then before pressed with illness, acquired in a farmthe Parliament. He then made his se. ing expedition, and writing the account cond tour, and in 1789 finished his tra. from which the foregoing particulars are vels. In the course of this journey, to extracted, and in a frame of mind not use his own words, if I was greatly weil disposed to view his situation with. tempted to settle in France. In a fine any degree of satisfaction. Snce that part of the Bourbonnois, which poffef- period he has published an account of ses a climate equal to any in that king- his “ Journies through France," a work dom, I met with a compact enclosed e- uniting usefulness and entertainment, and state, of near 4000 acres, situated on the which we believe has succeeded better grcat road from Paris to Lyons, and than he apprchended in his defponding near Moulines, the capital of the pro- moments. He has also been appointed vince; the chateau and offices complete Secretary to the Board of Agriculture, and well built; the garden excellent: and has published some very seasonable twenty acres of vineyard, the wine, both and satisfactory pamphlets on the French red and white, so good, that I wished Revolution, which, we trust, have been for them in my cellar at Bradfield; fish- attended with great advantage to the napools formed by streams banked in the tion. In confequence of these exertions he vaics, fo considerable as to yield the has, as might be expected, been very lichateau a constant supply, and a revenue berally abused 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 fent established in the kingdom, it would a series of labours, in tolerable colours, by this alone be entitled to respect. by means of the pallet, or composed

It will afford but little encourage. good mufic, the talte of the age would ment to public spirit to hear from Mr have convinced me of the propriety of Young the following complaint, which my choice. Arts so agreeable secure pawe hope he will not have cause to per. tronage and fortune ; but to do what 0fevere 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 fome 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 the North) some whom different persons had taught its were put to death upon pretence so tri- mimic lessons. The estate of the Marvial, that nothing can perhaps furnish a quis was situated on the limits of the stronger proof of the absolute, the un- German empire ; part of his grounds blushing tyranny be 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 feel- 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 cfficer 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 solitary fpot as a criminal of importance, and depocalled Steenmonde, in the departnient sited in the house of a revolutionary comof the North. To this retreat he was miffary, where the feathered culprit reaccompanied by his daughter, an only peated the guilty sounds. 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 ty. reproach to the monsters who then de- rants; but that disposition is converted

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into feelings of indignant horror, when fine lady and a curate viewing the moon we learn that an act of accusation was through a telescope, 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 conspic 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 affiduously taught a par- ments. The workman 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 same 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
Such are the crimes which cannot moral and religious writings. There
but excite horror in those who have is scarcely, however, any thing of the
lived at a distance from their fanguinary kind shorter or better than these four
influence, but the reflection on which, lines of Butler, the author of Hudibras,
to those who have been witnesses of in one of his posthumous poems ;
their enormity, reoders existence hate. Our noblest piles, and stateliest rooms,
fal.-Such are the monsters into which Are but outhouses to our tombs;
transformed by unlimited Citics, though e'er to great and brave,

But miere warehouses to the grave.”
power; whether arrayed in imperial
purple, and surrounded by pretorian

The fondoess of most people for fine guards ; or wearing for a diadem a ja- clothes, and the contempt they have cobin cap, and followed by an execu

for tailors, are contradictions not more tioner and a revolutionary jury,

easily reconciled than their fondness for From Miss 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


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CONCLUDED FROM ?, 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 expatiale pressions, fat filent: at last he asked her on the charms of the declining orb. the cause of such mysterious behaviour : Finding his spirited encomium 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 acholding a paper in her hand, while her cents, to disclose the whole narrative eyes rained down with a torrent of tears. of Plantagenets ill-ftarred passion. Ben

« Miranda !” exclaimed he; she rais- tinck replied in the soft blandishments ed her head, and recollecting she was of friendly condolence, and faithfully beheld, hid her face hastily with both promised to invent some means whereher hands. “ Allow me the privilege by Effex might be brought to return to of friendship,"-faid Bentinck, taking Hundson caftle. In 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 fete :

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 breast

rying away of Miranda. Full of this Aught what disturbs that bofom's rest; But o! beneath the lowering, sky,

idea, the fought for her husband, and Sleepless and fad, uncouched I lic.

assuming the utmost

appearance Frantic, thy name I oft repeat,

ternal fondness, began a long discourse, And kiss the printings of thy feet.

wherein she represented the beauties and In vain for ease, for peace, I rave,

virtues of his daughter in the strongest Peace can be mine, but in the grave. 0! my Miranda ! when this heart

light; exprefing the fervor with which Shall beat no more, and ccale to finart,

she had hoped to behold her united to When stretch'd in death, this form is laid, some one, wliose rank and fortune might When my last mournful couch is laid, not only be cqual bat superior to her Amid the flowers that deck my hier, own ; and then with the tears of a croSay, will you shed one woe-fraught tear?

Ah ! come then, Death, and cease this strife, Cordile, and fathering voice, concluded 10! end his grief, with Eflex's life.

with saying " such joys were never for Bentinck turned pale, and speechless her, as the t::w too plainly, that the gazed upon

the reclining head of Mi- affections of his child were call away randa, who first broke Glence, by fay- upon Eflex Plantagenet,--he, whoin ing with a tremulous accent,

neither hiş ftation in life, or character, niy friend, you see the extent of

could entiile to such a preference.'

my wretchedness; I am loved by one whó 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 fofoon proofs which had convinced or staggeropened as his were.-O! Plantagenet ! ed her. After many carnest entreaties beneath the shade of those trees which she 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 wretched night? did not my and lastly, the abrupt departure of Er. heart appear to thee cold and infenfible? sex, which she was certain was only


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done to facilitate the execution of their “ Mother ! my compassionate mother!” plan of eloping

sobbed out Miranda, --" your tender All these circumstances corroborat. heart will listen to the attestations of my ing together, worked in the mind of innocence you too will not curse a his Lordship, (whose temper resembled child, who loves you more than all the the tempeít, that which is the longeit world !"_" lost creature !” was all she of brewing, is always the most formid- uttered as she disengaged herself from able) and raised such a commotion, that her clinging arms, and rushed out of the barsting out into a perfect hurricane, room. he ordered his daughter to appear be. Miranda raised herself from the fore him. She was fought for, and ground, and staring wildly about her, obeying his mandates, as she always seemed to regard every thing that had did with pleasure ; entered the apart- paffed as a vision : at last, awakening ment to behold him darting Aames from from her stupor, the exclaimed—“ I bis eyes, and fury from his lips.- am a wretch indeed ! -a friendless fa“ Ungrateful wretch,” cried he, as the therless wretch !--my mother ! O my came forward, “ Is this the return of father, never more to behold you all my fondness ? does thy viperish heart whither shall I go?—who will receive basely, and cundingly contrive with the a guilty creature whose touch is pollucalm malice of a demon, what will be tion, and who is labouring beneath the the means of shortening my existence? weight of a parent's malediction ?-buty Have I not a thousand times expressed I will fy: this face, once loved, shall my hopes of seeing you united to a never obtrude itself, to disturb their {plendid 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-O! flying with a paupér, a Plantagenet I may the heart of my father, never expeBut, if thou dost, the heaviest curse a rience one reproachful pang!"-A showparent's aching and incensed heart can er of tears stopped her utterance, and forge, light on thy disobedient head! seeking her own apartment, she penned here, 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 in thee if ever "“ Oh stay my fa. - her determination to leave Hundfon ther ! my ever-revered father!” cried the --and requesting him to assist her in her borror-struck innocent, linking at his feet. resolves. This she sent by her own “Oh! do not breathe curses upon one who maid, who delivered it to Bentinck, never swerved in thought nor deed from just as he was entering from a walk.-her duty! hear me !"2" I will not, The moment he had read it, he flew to (interrupted her father) I will not, left her apartment, and found her in all the you add to your guilt that of deceiving agonies of grief, which he kindly ebme-you are going to elope with Plan- deavoured to soothe, by assuring her of tagenet-I koow it."

By my every

his constant and unshakable friendship. hope of future comfort” (exclaimed Mi- Miranda could only thank him by her randa with streaming eyes,)“ I never once tears, and all that she could utter was harboured such a thought !"-"wretch- " Oh ! let us fly William ! let us ed creature !” cried her father, break leave this still dear habitation !” First ing from her eager grasp" I behold allow me to intercede with his Lord. you with horror! have 1 a child so lost ship—where will you fly to my dear to every sense of virtue !


Miranda ?"_" To any place wherefight, and I charge you—if you yet ever you will take me, for I am too dread a parent's curse, never to appear sensible that my father is inexorable.” before me again.”-As he said it, he --Bentinck asked if she was ready to flew from her, followed by his lady.go that infant ? and being answered in VOL. VLII



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