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authors, that Socrates, notwithstanding he lived our pain rather than promoting our joy. Great in Athens during that great plague, which has ? inquietude is to be avoided, but great felicity made so much noise through all ages, and has is not to be attained. The great lefion is a quabeen celebrated at different times by such eini nimity, a regularity of spirit, which is a little nent hands; I say, notwithstanding that he lived above chearíulness and below nirth. Chcarin the time of this devouring pestilence, he never • fulness is always to be supported if a man is caught the least infection, which these writers out of pain, but mirth to a prudent man should unanimously ascribe to that uninterrupted tem, always be accidental : it ihould naturally ariie perance which he always observed.
out of the occafion, and the occasion feldom And here I cannot but mention an observation be laid for it; for those tempers who want which I have often made, upon reading the lives mirth to be pleased, are like the constitutions of the philosophers, and comparing them with ? which flag without the use of brandy. Thereany series of kings or great men of the same num, fore, I say, let your precept be, Be easy. That ber. If we consider these ancient sages, a great mind is diffolute and ungoverned, which mutt part of whose philosophy confifted in a temperate ( be hurried out of itself by loud laughter or fcriand abstemious course of life, one would think ' sual pleasure, or else be wholly unactive. the life of a philosopher and the life of a man " There are a couple of old fellows of my acwere of two different dates. For we find that quaintance who meet every day and smoke a the generality of these wise men were nearer an pipe, and by their mutual love to cach other, hundred than fixty years of age at the time of though they liave been men of business and their respective deaths. But the most remarkable ? bustle in the world, enjoy a grcater tranquility infiance of the efficacy of temperance towards the
r than cither could have worked himself into by procuring of long life, is what we meet with in a any chapter of Seneca. Indolence of body and little book published by Lewis Cornaro the Ve mind, when we aim at no more, is very frenetian; which I the rather mention, because it quently enjoyed; but the very inquiry after is of undoubted credit, as the late Venetian am. happiness has fomething restless in it, which a baffador, who was of the same family, attested man who lives in a series of temperate meals, more than once in conversation, when he resided < friendly conversations, and easy ilumbers, gives in England. Cornaro, who was the author of himself no trouble about. While men of refinethe little treatise I am mentioning, was of an in ment are talking of tranquility, he poffeffes it. firm conftitution, until about forty, when by ob " What I would by these broken expreilions stinately persisting in an exact course of temper
recommend to you, Mr. Sp Etator, is, that you ance, he recovered a perfect state of health; info would speak of the way of life, which plain much that at fourícore he published his book, men may pursue, to fill up the spaces of time which has been translated into English under the with satisfaction. It is a lamentable circumtitle of " Sure and certain methods of attaining stance, that wisdom, or, as you call it, philo.
a long and healthy life.” He lived to give a sophy, should furnish ideas only for the learn third and fourth edition of it, and after having ed; and that a man must be a philofopher to passed his hundredth year, died without pain or I know how to pass away his time agreeably. agony, and like one who falls asleep. The treatise < It would therefore be worth your pains to place I mention has been taken nctice of by several emi ' in an handsome light the relacions and aitinities nent authors, and is written with such a spirit of among men, which render their conversation chearfulness, religion, and good 1. nse, as are thę with each other so grateful, that the higheit natural concomitants of temperance and fobriety. s talents give but an impotent pleasure in comThe mixture of the old man in it is rather a re, parison with them. You may find descriptions commendation than a discredit to it.
and discourses which will render the fire-lide Having designed this paper as a sequel to that s of an honest artificer as entertaining as your upon exercise, I have not here considered tempe own club is to you. Good-nature has an end. rance as it is a moral virtue, which I shall make « less source of pleasures in it; and the representhe subject of a future speculation, but only as it tation of domestic life filled with its natural is the means of health.
L gratifications, (instead of the necessary vexati
ons which are generally infifted upon in the
I writings of the witty) will be a very good omice N° 196. MONDAY, OCTOBER 15.
- The vicissitudes of labour and rest in the Ef Ulubris, animus fi te non deficit æquus.
o lower part of mankind make their being pass Hor. Ep. 11. lib. 1. ver. 30.
with that sort of relish which we express
by the word comfort; and should be treated of True happiness is to no place confin'd,
by you, who are a Spectator, as well as such sub. But still is found in a contented mind.
jects which appear indeed more speculative,
e but are less instructive. In a word, Sir, I Mr. Spectator,
? would have you turn your thoughts to the adWHERE is a particular fault which I have ' vantage of such as want you most; and thew
" that simplicity, innocence, industry, and tem. • all ages, and that is, that they are always pro perance, are arts which lead to tranquility, as • fefling themselves and teaching others to be hap • inuch as learning, wifdom, knowledge, and
py. This state is not to be arrived at in this « contemplation. • life, therefore I would recommend to you to
" I am, SIR, « talk in an humbler strain than your predeces
• Your most humble Servant, « fors have done, and instead of presuming to be happy, instruct us only to be easy. The
«T. B. • thoughts of him who would be discreet and aim
at practicable things, should turn upon allaying
Hackney, October 12. vice or imperfection naturally cleaving to it, I
Am the young woman whom you did so which it will require liis nicest care to avoid.
much juítice to some time ago, in acknow. The several weaknesses, to which youth, old age, ledging that I am perfect mistress of the fan, and manhood are exposed, have long since been and use it with the utmost knowledge and dex- set down by many both of the poets and philofo
terity. Indeed the world, as malicious as it is, phers; but I do not remember to have met with ' will allow, that from an lurry of laughter I re- any author who has treated of those ill habits ' collect myself the most suddenly, make a cur men are subject to, not so much by reason of
tefy, and let fall my hands before me, closing their different ages and tempers, as the particular my fan at the same instant, the best of any wo- profession or business in which they were educa
man in England. I am not a little delighted cated and brought up. " that I have had your notice and approbation; I am the more surprised to find this subject so ' and however other young women may rally me little touched on, since what I am here speaking
out of envy, I triamph in it, and demand a of is so apparent, as not to escape the most vul
place in your friendhip. You must therefore gar observation. The business men are chiefly s permit me to lay before you the present state of conversant in, does not only give a certain cast
my mind. I was reading your Spectator of the or turn to their minds, but is very often appa' ninth instant, and thought the circumstance of rent in their outward behaviour, and some of the • the ass divided between two bundles of hay most indifferent actions of their lives. It is this ' which equally affected his senses, was a lively air diffusing itself over the whole man, which • representation of my present condition : for you helps us to find out a person at his first appear.
are to know that I am extremely enamoured ance; so that the most careless observer fancies ' with two young gentlemen who at this time he can scarce be mistaken in the carriage of a
pretend to me. One must hide notliing when seaman or the gait of a taylor. one is asking advice, therefore I will own to The liberal arts, though they may possibly have
you that I am very amorous and very covetous. less effect on our external mien and behaviour, . My lover Will is very rich, and my lover Tom make fu deep an impression on the mind, as is very handsome.
I can have either of them very apt to bend it wholly one way. ( when I please: but when I debate the question The mathematician will take little less than ' in my own mind. I cannot take Tom for fear demonstration in the most common discourse, • of losing Will's estate, nor enter upon Will's and the school-man is as great a friend to defini. eftate, and bid adieu to Tom's person. I am nitions and syllogisms. The physician and divine
very young, and yet no one in the world, dear are often heard to dictate in private companies "Sir, has the main chance more in her head than with the same authority which they exercise over ' myself. Tom is the gayest, the blitheit crea- their patients and disciples; while the lawyer is 'ture! He dances well, is very civil and divert- putting cates and raising matter for difputation "ing at all hours and reasons. Oh he is the joy out of every thing that occurs.
of my eyes ! But then again, Will is so very I may possibly some time or other animadvert r rich and careful of the main. How many more at large on the particular fault each profes
pretty dresses does Tom appear in to charm me! fion is most infected with; but shall at present • But then it immediately occurs to me, that a wholly apply myself to the cure of what I last men• man of his circumstances is so much the tioned, namely that fpirit of strife and contention
poorer. Upon the whole, I have at lait exa- in the conversations of gentlemen of the long robe.
mined both these desires of love and avarice, This is the more ordinary, because these gen• and upon strictly weighing the matter I begin tlemen regarding argument as their own proper • to think I Mall be covetous longer than fond; province, and very often making ready-money of " therefore, if you have nothing to say to the it, think it unsafe to yield before company. They contrary, I Mall take Will. Alas, poor Tom ! are Thewing in common talk low zealously they • Your lsumble servant,
could defend a cause in court, and therefore freT
BIDDY LOVELESS.' quently forget to keep that temper which is ab
folutely requisite to render conversation pleasant
and instructive. No. 197. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16.
Captain Sentry pushes this matter so far, that I Alter rixatur de larâ fæpe caprira, et
have heard him say, “ He has known but few Propugnat nugis armatus : feilicet, ut non
“ pleaders that were tolerable company;" Sit mibi prima fides; & vcrè quod placet, ut non The Captain, who is a man of good sense, but Acriter elatrem, pretium etas altera fordet, dry conversation, was last night giving me an acAmbigitur quid enim ? Cafter sciat, an Docilis plus, count of a discourse, in which he had lately been Brundufium Numiei meliùs via ducat; an Appi. engaged with a young wrangler in the law. I
Hor. Ep, 18. lib. 1. ver, IS. was giving my opinion, says the Captain, withOne ftrives for trifles, and for toys contends : out apprehending any debate that might arise He is in earnest : what he says, defends :
from it, of a general's behaviour in a battle that « That I should not be trusted, right or wrong, was fought some years before either the Templar « Or be debarr'd the freedoin of my tongue, or myself were born. The young lawyer imme* And not bawl what I please: to part with this diately took me up, and by reasoning above a " I think another life too mean a price."
quarter of an hour upon a subject which I saw The question is---- Pray, what?"-Why, which he understood nothing of, endeavoured to thew can boast,
me that my opinions were ill-grounded. Upon Or Docilis, .or Castor, knowing most :
which, says the Captain, to avoid any farther Or whether thro' Numicum ben'i as good contests, I told him, That truly I had not confi. To fair Brundufium, as the Appian road. dered those several arguments which he had
CREECH, brought against me, and that there might be a VERY age a man passes through, and way great deal in them, Ay, but says my antagonist, of life he engages in, has some particular
who would not let me escape fo, there are several juft or ridiculous, than to be angry with another things to be urged in favour of your opinion, because he is not of your opinion. The intereits, which you have omitted; and thereupon begon education, and means by which men attain their to shine on the other side of the question. Upon knowledge are fo very different, that it is impor this, says the Captain, I came over to my firft fenti- mble they should all think alike; and he has ac ments and intirely acquiesced in his reasons for my least as much reason to be angry with you, as you so doing. Upon which the Templar again reco
with him. Sometimes, to keep yourself cool, vered his former posture, and confuted both him- it may be of service to ask yourself fairly, What felf and me a third time. In short, says my friend, might have been your opinion, had you all the I found he was resolved to keep me at sword's biales of education and interest your adversary length, and never let me clofe with him, so that I may possibly have? But if you contend for the had nothing left but to hold my tongue, and give honour of victory alone, you may lay down this as my antagonist free leave to fmile at his victory, an infallible maxim, That you car.no: make a more who I found, like Hudibras, “ could still change false Atep, or give your antagonists a greater advané « fides, and ftill confute.”
tage over you, than by falling inio a passion. For my own part, I have ever regarded our inns When an argument is over, how many weighty of court as nurseries of ftatefmen and law-givers, reafons does a man recoilcct, which his heat and which makes me often frequent that part of the violence made him utterly forget ? town with great pleasure.
It is yet more absurd to be angry with a man Upon my calling in lately at one of the most because he does not apprehend the force of your Noted Temple coffee-houfes, I found the whole reasons, or give weak ones of his own. If you room, which was full of young students, divided argue for reputation, this makes your victory the into several parties, each of which was deeply casier; he is certainly in all respects an object of engaged in some controversy. The management your pity, rather than anger; and if he cannot of the late ministry was attacked and defended comprehend what you do you ought to thank with great vigour; and several preliminaries to
nature for her favours, who has given you so the peace were proposed by some and rejected much the clearer understanding. by others; the demolishing of Dunkirk was fo You may please to add this confideration, That eagerly insisted on, and so warmly controverted, among your equals no one values your anger, as had like to have produced a challenge. In which only preys upon its master; and perhaps fort, I observed that the desire of victory, whet- you may find it is not very consistent either with ted with the little prejudices of party and inte- prudence or your ease, to punish yourself whenreft, generally carried the argument to such a ever you meet with a fool or a knave, height, as made the disputants infenfibly con Lastly, If you propose to yourself the true end ceive an averfion towards each other, and part of argument, which is information, it may be a with the highest dissatisfaction on both sides.
- seasonable check to your passion; for if you The managing an argument handsomely being' search purely after truth, it will be almost indirso nice a point, and what I have seen fo very few ferent to you where you find it. I cannot in this excel in, I shall bere set down a few rules on that place omit an observation which I have often head, which, among other things, I gave in writing made, namely, That nothing procures a man to a young kinsman of mine, who had made so great more esteem and less envy from the whole coma proficiency in the law, that he began to plead in pany, than if he chooses the part of moderator, company upon every subject that was started. without engaging dire&ily on either side in a dir
Having the intire manuscript by me, I may, pute. This gives him the character of impartial, perhaps, from time to time, publish such parts furnishes him with an opportunity of lifting things of it as I fhall think requisite for the instruction to the bottom, thewing his judgment, and of of the British youth. What regards my present sometimes making handsome compliments to purpose is as follows:
each of the contending parties. Avoid disputes as much as possible. In order I fhall close this subject with giving you one to appear easy and well-bred in conversation, caution : when you have gained a victory, do you may assure yourself that it requires more wit, not push it too far; it is fufficient to let the as well as more good-humour, to improve than company and your adverfary fee it is in your to contradict the notions of another : but if you power, but that you are too generous to make use are at any time obliged to enter on an argument,
х give your reasons with the utmost coolness and modesty, two things which fearce ever fail of No 198. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17. making an impression on the hearers. Befides, Cervæ luporum prada rapacium if you are neither dogmatical, nor thew either by your actions or words, that you are full of Fallere & effugere eft triumpbus.
Se&tamur ultrò, quos opimus yourself, all will the more heartily rejoice at your victory. Nay, should you be pinched in your We, like the fag, the brinded wolf provoke,
HOR. Od. 4. lib. 4. ver. 50. argument, you may make your retreat with a
And, when retreat is victory, very good grace: you were never positive, and
Rush on, though sure to die, ANON. are now glad to be better informed. This has made fome approve the Socratical way of reason HERE is a species of women, whom I Mall ing, where while you scarce affirm any thing, you can hardly be caught in an absurdity, and Now a Salamander is a kind of heroine in chattithough possibly you are endeavouring to bring over ty, that treads upon fire, and lives in the midst of another to your opinion, which is firmly fixed, you flames without being hurt. A Salamander knows seem only to defire information from him. no diftinction of sex in those she converfcs with,
In order to keep that temper which is fo diffi- grows familiar with a stranger at first sight, and cult, and yet so necessary to preserve, you may is not so narrow-spirited as to observe whether please to consider, that nothing can be more una the person the talks to, be in breeches or petii.
coats. She admits a male visitant to her bed-fide, a most exorbitant price for their ransom. The plays with him a whole afternoon at piquet, Castilian, though he would rather have died in walks with him two or three hours by moon Navery himself, than have paid such a sum as lie light, and is extremely scandalized at the unrea found would go near to ruin him, was fo moved fonableness of an husband, or the severity of a pa- with companion towards his wife, that he sent rent, that would debar the sex from such innocent repeated orders to his friend in Spain (who hapliberties. Your Salamander is therefore a perpe- pened to be his next relation) to sell his estate, tual declaimer again it jealousy, and admirer of and transmit the money to him. His friend hopthe French good breeding, and a great tickler for ing that the terms of his ransom might be made freedom in conversation. In hori, the Salaman more reasonable, and unwilling to sell an estate der lives in an invincible state of fimplicity and which he himself had some prospect of inheriting, innocence; her constitution is preserved in a kind formed so many delays, that three whole years of natural frost; she wonders what people mcan passed away without any thing being done for the -by temptations, and defies mankind to do their fecting them at liberty. worít. Her chastity is engaged in a constant or There happened to live a French renegado in deal, or fiery trials: like good Queen Emma, the the same place where the Castilian and his wife pretty innocent walks blindíold among burning were kept prisoners. As this fellow had in him plough-shares, without being scorched, or singed all the vivacity of his nation, he often entertainby them.
ed the captives with accounts of his own advenIt is not therefore for the use of the Sala tures; to which he sometimes added a song or a mancier, whether in a married or single state of life, dance, or some other piece of mirth, to divert that I design the following papir; but for suchsfe- then during their confinement. His acquaintmales orly as are made of flesh and blood, and find ance with the mammers of the Aigerines enabled themselves subject to human frailties.
him likewise to do them several good ofiices. The As for this part of the fair sex who are not of the Castilian as he was one day in conversation with Salamander kind, I would most earnefly advise this renegado, discovered to him the negligence them to observe a quite different conduct in their and treachery of his correspondent in Castile, and behaviour; and to avoid as much as possible what at the same time asked his advice how he mould religion calls ten ptations, and the world opportu. behave himself in that exigency: he further told nities. Did they but know liow many thousands the renegadā, that he found it would be imposilof their sex have been gradually betrayed from ble for him to raise the money, unless he himself innocent freedoms to ruin and infamy; and how - might go over to dispose of his estate. The remany millions of ours have begun with flatteries, negado, aster having represented to him that his protestations, and endearments, but ended with Algerine master would never consent to his reproach«s, perjury, and perfidiousness; they would lease upon such a pretence, at length contrived a inun like death the very first approaches of one method for the Castilian to make his escape,in that might lead them into inextricable labyrinths the habit of a seamen. The Castilian succeeded of guilt and miscry. I must so far give up the cause in his attempt; and having sold his eítate, being of the male world, as to exhort the female sex in afraid left the money should miscarry by the way, the language of Chamons in the Orphan :
and determining to perish with it rather than lose “ Trust not a man, we are by nature false,
one who was much dearer to him than his life, Fi Dirembling, subtle, cruel, and unconftant;
: he returned himself in a little vessel that was go" When a man talks of love,with caution trun him: ing to Algiers. It is imposible to describe the “But if he swears, he'll certainly deceive thee.'
joy he felt upon this occasion, when he considered
that he mould soon see the wife whom he so much I might very much enlarge upon this subject, but loved, and endear himself more to her by this unshall conclude it with a story which I lately heard common piece of generosity. from one of our Spanish officers, and which
may The renegado, during the husband's absence, shew the danger a woman incurs by too great fa- fo infinuated himself into the good graces of his miliarities with a male companion.
young wife, and fo turned her head with stories An inhabitant of the kingdom of Castile, being of gallantry, that the quickly thought him the a man of more than ordinary prudence, and of a finest gentleman te haciever conversed with. To grave composed behaviour, determined about the be brief, her mind was quite alienated from the fiftieth year of his age to enter upon wedlock. honest Castilian, whom she was taught to look In order to make him?elf eafy in it, he cast his eye upon as a formal old fellow, unworthy the porupon a young woman who had nothing to recom feffica of fo charming a creature. She had been mend her but her beauty and her education, her instruced by the renegado how to manage herself parents havirg been reduced to great poverty by upon his arrival; fo that the received him with the wars, which for some years have laid that the appearance of the utmost love and gratitude, whole country wafe. The Castilian having and at length persuaded him to trust their commade his addrches to her and married her, they mon friend the renegado with the money he had lived together in perfea happiness for some time;. brought over for their ransom; as not questionwhen at length the humand's affairs made it ne ing but he would bcat down the terms of it, and celiary for him to take a voyage to the kingdom, negotiate the affair more to their advantage than of Naples, where a great part of his eftate lay. they themselves could do. The good man adThe wite loved him too tenderiy to be left behind mired her prudence, and followed her advice. I him. They had not been a shipboard above a day, with I could conceal the sequel of this story, but when they unluckily fell into the hands of an Al- fince I cannot, shall dispatch it in as few words gerine pirate, who carried the whole company on as possible. The Castilian having Dept longer More, and made them Nayes. The Castilian and than ordinary the next morning, upon his awaking his wife had the comfort to be under the same found his wife had left him : he immediately arose mafier; who seeing how dearly they loved one ard inquired after her, but was told that she was another, and somed after their liberty, demangıd fen with the renegado about break of đayIn a
word, her lover having got all things ready for <dice? You all can observe that riches alone do their departure, they soon made their escape out not make you happy, and yet give up every of the territories of Algiers, carried away the thing else when it stands in competition with money, and left the Castilian in captivity ; who "riches. Since the world is so bad, that religion partly through the cruel treatment of the incensed ' is left to us filly women, and you men ac geAlgerine his master, and partly through the un neral y upon principles of profit and pleasure, kind usage of his unfaithful wife, died some few I will talk to you without arguing from any months after.
L thing but what may be most to your advantage
as a man of the world. And I will lay before THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18.
you the state of the case, supposing that you had
' it in your power to make me your mistress, or -Scribere juffit amor. Ovid Fp. 4. ver. 10. your wife, and hope to convince you that the Love bad me write.
? latter is more for your interest, and will contria HE following letters are written with such
ibute more to your pleasure. an air of sincerity, that I cannot deny the
• We will suppose then the scene was laid, and in serting of them.
you were now in expectations of the approach"Mr. Spectator,
ing evening wherein I was to meet you, and be
( carried to what convenient corner of the town HOUGH you are every where in your
you thought fit, to consummate all which your
wanton imagination has promised you in the ( member that you have directly considered the
poffeffion of one who is in the bloom of youth, mercenary practice of men in the choice of (wives. If you would please to employ your foon have enough of me, as I am sprightly,
and in the reputation of innocence: you would thoughts upon that subject, you would easily young, gay, and airy. When fancy is lated, o conceive the miserable condition many of
and finds all tlie promises it made itself false, aro ini, who not only from the laws of custoin
i where is now the innocence which charmed 6 and modesty are restrained from making any
you? The first hour you are alone you will ç advances towards our wishes, but are also from
find that the pleasure of a debauchee is only that ( the circumstance of fortune, out of all hope of
• of a destroyer; he blasts all the fruit he tastes, being addressed to by those whom we love. Un
and, where the brute has been devouring, there der all these disadvantages, I am obliged to ap
is nothing. Ioft worthy the relish of the man. ply myself to you, and hope I Mall prevaii with
? Rearon resumes her place after imagination is you to print in your very next paper the follow.
'cloyed; and I am, with the utmort distress and ing letter, which is a declaration of pafiion to
6.confusion, to behold myself the cause of uneasy one who has made fome faint addresses to me i for some time. I believe he ardently loves me,
reflexions to you, to be visited by stealth, and
dwell for the future with the two companions but the inequality of my fortune makes him
(the most unfit for each other in the world) foli: 5 think he cannot ariswer it to the world, if he
tude and guilt. I will not infist upon the shame< pursues his designs by way of marriage; and I
'ful obfeurity we thould pass our time in, nor believe, as he does not want discernment, he
run over the little fort snatches of fresh air, discovered me looking at him the other day un
! and free commerce which ail people must be awares, in such a manner as has raised his hopes i satisfied with, whose actions will not bear exaof gaining me on terms the men call easier. But
(mination, but leave them to your reflexion's, my heart was very full on this occasion, and if
" who have seen of that life, of which I have but a you know what love and honcur are, you will
mere idea, pardon me that I use no further arguments with
« On the other hand, if you can be fo good and • you, but hasten to my letter to him, whom I
generous as to make me your wife, you nay call Oroondates, because if I do not succeed, it
promise yourself all the obedience and tender* Thall look like romance; and if I am regarded,
nels with which gratitude can inspire a virtlia you
Mall receive a pair of gloves at my wedding, rous woinan. Wliatever gratifications you may • sent you under the name of Statira.'
proinise yourself from an agrecable person,
whatever compliances from an easy tenper, TO OROONDATES,
I whatever confolations from a fincere friend. ÖSIR,
Thip, you may expect as the duc of your genes FTER very much perplexity in myself, 'rosity. What at present in your ill view yo'l
and revolving how to acquaint you with * promise yourself from me, will be followed by my own sentiments, and expoftulate with you i diítase and satiety; but the transports cf a vir
concerning yours, I have chosen this way, by tuous love are the least part of its happiness. (which means I can be at once revealed to you, • The raptures of innocent pafion are but like
you please, lie conceaied. If I do not • lightening to the day, they rather interrupe than ' within a few days find the effect which I hope 'advance the pleasure of it. How happy then is ' from this, the whole affair Thall be buried in " that life to be, where the highest pleasures of i oblivion. But alas ! what am I going to do, fonse are but the lowest parts of its felicity ? r when I am about to tell you that I love you? "Now I am to repeat to you the unnatural • Lut after I have done so, I am to assure you, request of taking me in direct terms. I koow
that with all the pañion which ever entered a - there stards between me and that happiness,
tender heart, I know I can banish you from my " the haughty daughter of a man who can give light for ever, when I am convinced that you you suital.ly to your fortune. But if you weigh I have no inclinations towards me but to my
the attencance ard behaviour of her who comes "dishonour. But alas! Sir! why flould you lacri to you in partnership of your fortune, and ex<fice the real and essential happiness of life, to peéts an equivalent, with that of her wlio en
the opinion of a world, thai moves upon no ters your house as honoured and obliged ly other foundatica but proferid error and prejua " that permison, whom of the two will yua
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