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4. Terms not in Suity. OCTANGULARIS, from octo, eight, and 5. Terms not in LAMARK. angula, an angle.

XXV. ACUTE-ANGLED facuté. 1. Angalis octo proininentibus longitudin.

angulatus), having an acute angle, as in alibus.-LINNÆUS.

perforated St. John's wort (hypericum 2. Not in MARTYN. 3. Not in BERKENHOUT.

perforatum). Vide Fig. 17. 4. Not in SMITII.

Notes 3. Not in LAMARK Or BRISSEAU-MIRBEL. ACUTE-ANGULATUS, from acutus, sharp, XXIV. MANY-ANGLED (polyangu

and angulus, an angle. laris, multangularis polygonus), having

1. Angulis acutus.-LINNÆUS. more than eight angles, as in cactus me- || MARTYN.

2. Acutus, sharp, ending in an acute angle.. locactus.

3. Acutangulus, having acute angles. BERKEN HOUT.

4. Not iu SMITH.
5. Not in LAMARK.

XXVI. OBTUSE-ANGLED obtuse angulatus), the prominent edges being blunt, as in monarda fistulosa.


Notes. MULTANGULARIS, from MULTUS, many, and ANGULA, an angle.

POLYANGULARIS, from polus, many, and ANGULA, an angle.

POLYGONUB, from POLUS, many, and GONU, an angle.

1. Angulis plusquam sextis prominentibus longitudinalibus.--LINNÆUS.

2. Multangularis, a multangular stem. Polyangularis, not in Martyn.

Polygonus, or four.cornered, or many-angled, having several (more than six) prominent longitndinal angles. Delin. Plant. But in Philos. Bot. it is a species of anceps. Multangularis is

Notes. explained in Delin. Pl. to be excavated longi. OBTUSE-ANGULATUS, from obtusus, obtuse; tudinally by several bollow angles. According and angulus, an angle. to this explanation, therefore, the former term 1. Angulis obtusis.-LINNÆUS. refers to the angles in cameo, the second to 2. Only applied by Martyn to the leaf. those in intaglio. But in Philos. Bot. the

3. Ohtus-angulus, angles of the stem being able multangular stem is said to have several promi

tuse. --BERKEN HOUT. nent angles.-MARTYN.

4. Not in SMITH. 3. Multangularis, Polyangularis, Polygonus,

5. Not in LAMARX Or BRISSEAU-MIRBEL. neither of these terms are in BERKEN HOUT.

To be continued.)


During a solitary ride ou horse-back, was in her lap. This she frequently took up onc fine morning, from London to Uxbridge, and laid down, with a strange mixture of comJamused myself with fancying my horse-whip placence and petulence: for vanity pointed to be equal in power, convenience, and secrecy out some remains of a fine face, but truth dis. to any conjuror's cap, necromancer's ring, or covered scenes that she did not wish to know. cachauter’s rod I had ever heard of, and that She saw with deep coinpunction that the by its means I was enabled to take ofl' the shell boary hand of time had long been busied or external covering from several of the passev- in scattering a winter's frost over ber once gers I might meet with on the road, and peep at auburu hair. She felt with anguish his the soul, as she was busy in rising the bul: rough chissel tracing furrows in her brow. warks of character and appearances, in order | She had indeed often attempted to interrupt to intrench herself with snug security amongst the old gentleman iu his work, and she vainly ber favourite vices and follies which lay be inagived that by the assistance of pastes, hind them.

powders, combs, rouge, lotions, and perHow little, thought I, are we to credit the fumes, she had counteracted his rude atreport which an outward sbow makes either tempts, or blurted the edge of his tools, whilst, of human happiness, or the characters of in fact, she was only allowing bim an oppormen. It is very possible that yon coach- || tunity the more to sharpen them. Often did man is more at ease under the garb of servi. she endeavour by languishing accents and tude, than the mistress whom he drives. practised smiles to entice back the departing

Carelessly waving my whip, its lash en- cupids to lie in ambush in her locks, or shoot circled a spoke of the chariot-wheel, as it their arrows from behind her wrinkles. passed me.

Furies were eager to occupy the post those The lady had, upon a superficial view, a young urchins found wo longer tenable. Fery venerable appearance; and I was tempted Perhaps I had taken her at a disadvantage; to imagine she might be some happy de- a late unfortunate accident might have convotee who having made a voluntary resigna- tributed its share towards the discomposure tion of her place in the gay circle of youth to which I saw predominant in her countenance. her grand-daughter, had bid adieu to the The morning's employment had been to devanities of life; and by a regular attend- posit her plate until the return of the vext ance upon morning and evening prayers, mak- | quarterage, with a pawnbroker of eminence, ing cordials, elixirs, and plasters for the sick | frequently employed by the nobility, in order and wounded, with other aets of charity, was to detray the expences of a brilliant rout, in laying up as great a stock of good works for which she was honoured with the company the world to come, as her remnant of time of persons of the first distinction. But as no would allow

one can be coinpletely bappy in the present I am sorry to say my wbip in this instance || chequered state, this worthy person bath also proved an enemy to charity. It discovered || ber misfortunes; for, notwithstanding every to me that though she affected a placid dig- effort to display her taste and magnificence, nity of countenance, yet this was only a mark || she was totally eclipsed the succeeding evenof the deformed features of her character, || ing by a lady whoin she is known to despise, wbich were composed of coquettish vanity, | and whom she has often made the object of supercilious pride, and was pish chagrin. Her her ridicule, upon account of the inferiority dress was fantastically young, and her de

of her rank and fortune. licate bosom, which she graciously exhibited The thoughts of the charioteer were entirely to whoever would look, struck me, on account occupied about having his horses properly of its colour and antiquity, with that kind of trimmed agaiust the next assembly night; veneration with which I should contemplate and if his mistress will please to pay bin his a drum that had served in many canıpaigns wages, wbich have been due these two months, in the Marlborough wars. A prayer-book, aud a he intends to buy himself a pair of second. treatise concerning the preservation of beauty, || hand silver buckles upon the occasion. And lay on one side of the seat, and a small bottle he pleases himself with the thought, that of cordial on the other ; a kuotting-shuttle these, in conjunction with a pair of new white was in ber hand, and a pocket looking-glass thread stockings, will enable him to cut as

brilliant a figure among the gentlemen of the As to his postillion, hilarity maintained her stable, as his mistress in rivalling all the seat upon his countenance, nor did she so belles in the ball-room.

mucli as flinch at the briskest flourishes of my The driver of a west-country waggon next

5011! searching instrument. engaged my attention.' This nian, quvch 1, The next personage wha passed me as I was is condemned to quit his midniglit slumbers, 1 sauntering along the road, was a venerable and slowly to pace the dark and solitary pontill, well munted upon a proud steed, with road, even in the most inclement seasons, and a footman behind bim on another. He holds a that per baps merely to gain a sorry pittance vicarage of £:00 per annum, presented to him for a wife and numerous fainily; while liis some years ago by a young nobleman, to whom happy master is doubtless enjoying and en. he had been travelling tutor. As the tutor ricbing himself at home, by means of the was a discreet man, he knew when to accumhardships and fidelity of this his servant. As pany his charge, and when to remain at the I approached to bim, I heard him cheerfully inn, and leave his pupil to his own pursuits; Carolling to his team. Upon slightly touch and the grateful pupil has rewarded his coning the hem of his frock with my rod of in plaieance with the above living. The other telligence, I found that a winter's great-coat, day a second benefice of about £300 per an. with an oilskinped bat, and a morning-dram, nun, in value, became vacant, and thinking it were sofficient barriers against rain and might enable him to do more good in his day pinching frust; that early rising, was hy and generation, our pious divine rode up to bibit rendered a pleasure; that his gains, town with the utmost haste, to solicit the gift through small, were sure; and that his only of his quondaix patron. solicitude was to drive the horses with safety on i But unfortunately, the living was engaged the road, and to take care of them at the long before the death of the incumbent, to a jir!.

noble Lord, from whom the patron expects conBut the proprietor is hy no means an object siderable preferment in the stale; and this of envy. Though the warın downy bed yields noble Lord has alıcady given it to the brother to his limbs, and he can hear the winds whistle of his toad-eater, who has lately entered into around him, sheltered from the rough blasts,

orders. yet anxious cares banish sleep from his eyes. Our clergyman is moralizing upon the variTwice has he, partly by misfortunes, and ous disappointment men meet with in their partly by imprudence, become a bankrupt; journey through this vale of misery. But to und he is now upon the brink of inevitable alleviate his afdiction as much as possible, destruction.

which is allowed to every man, provided only I thou touched with my mystic instrument, he makes use of lawful measures, he has formed the carriage of a nobleman. He sat musing

a uoble resolution to raise the tythes among his and pensive in one corner of the coacb. dear parishiovers, as soon as he shall return Doubuess here is some scheine on the carpet to the cure of souls. for the public good, thought I; he is devising “ Take care, young gentlemen, don't ride somne project to pay off the national debt. over ine."

No; it is simply to lessen his own, and to “ Get out of the way then." stop the clamour's of his numerous creditors. “ Very well, Sirs," says I, and I smacked He has lately sold two country-seats, and

my whip. mortgaged a third, merely to get rid of im One of these gay sparks I found to be the portunate visitors.

son of honest country parents. The extraThis would buve given him a little respite, 1 vagance of this hopeful youth had soon exhad it not been for an unlucky opposition he ! hausted the little store their industry had met with in a borough; where the vain ambi been long in collecting. He has lost by bis tion of bringing in his man, has not only ex. folly and inattention to business, several fa posed him to the mortification of losing his vourable opportunities of advancing himself caure, but has thrown him aguin very con. in the world, and bis only inmediate prospect siderably in arrears. He is now contriving a is a voyage to the East Indies, in the capacity Bew vista through some woods, to answer bis of a common sailor, to avoid some very disimmediate wants : the difficulty is, to conceal' agreeable inquiries. the motive, for he has made so many openings The other is a clerk in a merchant's count and intersections to defray bis exigences, after ing-house. He has this morning robled his amun af ill luck at the gaming-table, or at master to join a jovial party a few miles from Novnakel, the the sound of the axe is al town. Humanity casts a veil over bis ferPraty tesome the jest of the neig hourkved. i ture lot.

But what clariot is that with the greeii- || address; but a sketch of her history will ex. shades drawn up in so fine an evening? the || plain the mystery. charioteer drives so remarkably slow, and She is the only child of a couple in middling seems to have something of a leer upon his circumstances, who keep a chandler's shop in countenance.

one of the out-skirts of the town; and as My magic wlip soon rendered the blind; as they are able to leave their daughter three transpareut as glass. I beheld a gentlemail, huudred pounds, they were determined she aged seventy-six, of a very grave aspect, am us should have a genteel education. To these ing himself with a Miss of sixteen. He is pot parents she is obliged for her present situation. like your thought ess young men, who are | They bad the fully to place her at one of those fund of ostentation, and who triumph in their seminaries for young ladies, where the saiye vices. No; when he strays from the line of education is given to females in opposite right, he still takes care to walk upon that of spheres of life, and where every accomplishprudence. He has a virtuous wife, whom he ineut for a lady to be taken under a gentlewould not willingly offend, especially as most mau's protection carefully taught. of her fortune is at ber own disposal; and he Our damsel having good natural talents, has children, from whom the cautious good made great proficience in her learuing. The man hides every appearance of evil. He there. first week she fancied herself a young lady, fore takes the following method of gratifying because the school-mistress and all the Misses his youthful propensities :

gave her that appellation. In the space of This young lady is lodged and hoarded at a montli she despised ber parents as vulgar a convenient house on the road, where she

and low-bred animals, only fit to serve in a passes for his niece. And, besides frequent | petty shop. la tvo months she laughed at visits hy way of inquiring after her health, i domestic employments; scorned to take a he often gives her an airing in his carriage, needle in her hand for the servile offices of as be returns from town, where his business, if making a shirt or hemming a bandkerchief, real or frigned, generally calls him twice or or for any thing less than to work tambour, thrice a week. It is impossible for the coach.

or the tent-stitch She next read novels, leman not to suspect something; but his master peated slip-slop love-verses, learned foreign knows how to keep him discreet; and he finds languages; that is, knew what tables and it more advantageous to appear totally blind chairs were called in French, and could to what he cannot prove, than to hazard | repeat a few plırases she had orally aca his master's displeasure by imprudent iu- quired, in the manner of most school. sinuations.

girls. She played a few tunes on the piano The girl, young as she is, plays her partl, imperfectly, and free from the shackles of admirably. She has the art to make a profit. || time; talked of young gentlemen ; stored every able capitulation at every interview. A new corner of ber brain full of love, intrigues, present, by way of subduing the remains of elopements, &c. Thus was she at the age of her modesty, or of pacifying her scruples, is hiftcen, rendered ripe enough to jump into the always the term of fresh familiaritics. He arms of the first gallant who should extend bas just been giving her a pair of diamond then for her reception. earrings; and she kuows bow to set down the A French journeyman hair-dresser who at. ecstacy they inspire, to the proper score. She tended the school, and whose green longholds them in the band which amorously en waisted coat, clubbed hair, worked rutfles, circles his neck, and gives them every moment fringed neckcloth, all softened and rendered such transporting glances and ogles as were smooth and uniform by a general suffusion of enough to make any mau in his seoses jealous powder, entitled bim to the character of all. of his own gift; but our old gentleman is in- accomplished, soon found access to her ten. fatuated enough to attribute her transports | der heart. But as it was not in his power to to the charms of his person.

make her higher presents than a horn tortoise. One incident inade me smile. In the ardour shell comb, or a pot of artificial bear's grease, of his caresses, the upper set of his teeth felli stolen from his master, the amour was at a into her lap, this made him somewhat con stand. At this juncture, our old gentleman fuseck, but the young lady with great pru- being struck , with the cast of her countedence, pitied his misfortune, and assisted bim nance, more than with any particular beauty in re-adjusting the set.

of person, thought her well qualified to be It may be thought surprising that a crea- bis mistress; and he made her such offers ture so young, should be mistress of so much as no prudent girl could refuse; especially as No, II, l'el.I.N.S.


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