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ings, and very bad, hearts? moft cer- reigning toaft among the numerous tainly we do there are many weak gentlemen who refide in the vicinity of men, indeed, who are good-natured, Sedgely Grove? She is indeed greatthat is, well-difpofed; but to imagine, ly courted and admired, yet gentle and when we hear a man called good-na-unaffuming, and takes upon her no tured, that he must neceffarily have a lofty airs in confequence of this flatdafh of the fool in him, is furely to tering diftinction. I know I fhall not pronounce upon his intellects with too be fufpected by my Harriet of vanity, much precipitation. That good-na-if I tell you, that I too am not altotured men, having eafy difpofitions, gether unnoticed by the fmarts that are frequently drawn into fituations furround us. My amiable friend frankwhich do no credit to their under-ly confeffes, that her tenderest affecftandings, I will readily allow; but I tions have been long engaged to a muft beg leave to add, at the fame young gentleman, the only fon of a time, that I have feen men, remark-worthy nobleman, who is now in the able for their mental abilities, do as army in America. Her parents apmany good-natured actions as the best-prove of this attachment, and intend, natured filly fellows in the univerfe when Mr. Bellamy returns,. to join could be guilty of. Let us therefore their hands. learn to feparate good-nature from folly, and not run away with a notion that they are conflant companions.
I am Sir,
Sedley Grove, that the bare idea of quitting it gives me the most difagreeable fenfations. Lord and lady Melbourn entreat me not to leave them; Julia vows the cannot, will not part with me; her brother George too begs I will not defert them; and the gentle Wilmot joins in the request with an carneftnefs that pleafes me.
Julia often rallies me on my conquefts, and fays, "That if her love for Harry B had not extinguifhed her ambition for gaining admirers, it would never have done to have introduced fuch a girl as your Maria among a fet of beaux, upon whom beauty has fuch influence."
Every day brings fome new scheme for amusement: our pleasures are varied in the most agreeable manner; reading, writing, walking, and mufic, is our chief employ. Charles Wilmot is ever by my fide; his polite affiduities give me inexpreffible pleasure: for oh! Harriet, my heart is not proof
perfection of his mind, and the charms of his converfation. I love him, but this is a fecret that was unknown even to myself, till an accident discovered the real fituation of my heart.
Mils Melbourn, George, and Charles, were diverting themselves yesterday with angling in the canal before the houfe, while I, not feeling any incli
So many perfuafions are not to be with-nation juft then for that amusement, food; you must not, therefore, Har- fat on the bow-window of the drawingriet, expect me yet at Afhby Park. room an idle fpectator. Wilmot's line
Julia Melbourn is, I think, a ftran-entangling in a fhrub that hung over ger to your ladyfhip: fhe is a moll the water, he ftooped forward to difamiable girl-every day I find my engage it, and the bank giving way, friendship for her increafe. Her form fell in. Oh heavens! what were my is the most elegant that can be ima- emotions! A tremor invaded every gined, nor is her mind lefs lovely. Can limb, my heart funk within me, and I it be wondered then, that he is a fhould certainly have fainted, if he had not,
Account of the land of Jersey.
not, with the affistance of Mr. Melboura, inftantly regained the fhore. The agonies I felt on this alarming Occafion convinced me, that this amiable youth is dearer to me than I was aware of what would I give to know bis fentiments! His behaviour is really puzzling: fometimes he is fo at teative, and converfes with me with fach feeming pleasure, that I am ready to flatter myself he regards me not with indifference; at others, he apparently avoids me, retires to the woods and gardens, and rambles for hours alone. Interrupted by Mifs Melburn." Well, Julia, what is the matter?" "Matter, my dear, why you are for ever stealing from me to your pen; but come, put it by, and adjust your drefs, Sir William Seymour and his fifter are below-the ladies enquire after you, and the young baronet, I am certain, withes to fee you he has heard what a nonfuch you are, and is come prepared to admire you." Away hurried the dear girl.
I foon followed, and, on entering the parlour, was received with great refpect. Sir William approached me. with a graceful bow, accompanied with a compliment. I anfwered only with a courtesy. We feated ourfelves, and foon entered into a fpirited and agreeable converfation, in which Charles difplayed the brilliance of his wit to great advantage.
VER fince our ancient dukes exchanged their coronet for that imperial crown which your majefty now wears, we have been noted for our fidelity to our kings. We glory not in the extent or riches of our country; but we glory in our loyalty, which we kept unblemished to this day." That this boast of the historian was not a vain one is eafily proved. In
After tea we walked into the grove; the baronet attached himself to me, George was extremely attentive to the young ladies, and Wilmot deeply en-every war betwixt the English and the gaged with Julia, quite in the ferious French, Jerfey has ever been princityle. My beau, I confefs, was unex-pally aimed at by the enemy, someceptionable: he has an excellent un- times attempted by them, always with derstanding, and his fentiments are ill fuccefs. ill fuccefs. During the unfortunate noble and delicate.-Thefe amiable reign of king John, when the French qualities, united to a fine perfon, a pair forces, feized upon Normandy, this, of dark blue expreffive eyes, and a rewith its fifter iflands, remained unalmarkable foftnefs of addrefs, you will terably fixed in firm allegiance to Twice did the French fay, muft render him an irrefiftible England. object-not in my eyes, I affure you, make good their landing in Jersey, Harriet. Well, but you fay, what and though the English were too much are the girls? Why, my dear, they embroiled at home, to afford the are perfectly lovely, amiable, fenfible, islanders any affiftance, yet were they and accomplished." They refide with obliged to retire with lofs and fhame. their mother, at a fine feat five miles In king Edward's reign, the fame E 2
from Sedly Park :-their brother is juft returned from his travels, and appears in the moft exemplary light, both as a fon and a brother. They gave us a preffing invitation to Famly Abbey, and we intend accepting it in a few days, as Julia and 1, to fay not: ing of George, wifh to cultivate an intimacy with these sweet girls.
Prefent my fincerest respects to lord Walbrook, and tell him that his tender kindnefs to my Harriet, greatly enhances the good opinion I always had of him. You, my dear fifter, and my little nephew, are always remembered with the trueft affection By your
(To be continued.)
ACCOUNT of the ISLAND of
[From Mr. Falle's Dedication of his Hiftery of that Ifland, to Krg William.]
A MORAL TALE.
A new Tranflation from MARMON TEL.
fate attended the famous Betrand du The SYLPH HUSBAND.
By Miss GEORGIANA H—T, a young
HE next morning as Eliza fat her eyes upon the fopha, and cried at her toilette, Juftina fixed ftand they made against the rebels (af-out in aftonishment. Eliza turned her ter they had imbrued their hands in head, and faw a robe difplayed there, royal blood, and all England had fub- like that which he had taken notice mitted to their tyranny) ftands record-of in her walk. ed in the memoirs of one, who was in the confidence of the arch-rebel, himfelf. Elizabeth Caftle in Jerfey, and Coronet Caftle in Guernsey, were the two laft places that food out for the king; and when neceffity at laf obliged the garrifon to open their gates, yet did they march out upon equal and honourable terms. How well they have acquitted themselves out of their own country, is well known in the navy of Great Britain. To the names of Carteret, Hardy, and Durell, men of great eminency and reputation in naval command, might be added many, who in the lat war, and in this, have (though not as admirals yet as captains, lieutenants, &c.) fhewn themfelves men of true honour, abilities, and courage. That the catalogue of men of learning fhould be large, cannot be expected; but even in this point, the ifland of Jerfey
In the evening fhe did not fail to applaud the active gallantry of her pretty little Sylph; and he on the other hand, fpoke a thousand and a thoufand tender things on the happinefs flowing from the decorating thofe
has fomewhat wherein to glory: wit-whom we love, and of enjoying the good offices which one has done, that fhe inceffantly repeated them; "No mortal could ever make ufe of fuch language; it was granted only to a celef tial intelligence to think and fpeak in
fuch a manner."
nefs Dr. Durell, dean of Windfor, and Dr. Brevint, dean of Lincoln, in Charles the Second's time, authors of feveral learned treatifes, in defence of the church of England; Mr. Falle, who, befides his valuable hiftory of that ifland, published feveral excellent fermons; Mr. D'Auvergne, to whom we are indebted for the best accounts of fome of king William's campaigns; Mr. Morant, the antiquary; the late Dr. Durell, principal of Hertford College, Oxford; and Dr. Bandinel, the
"I must forewarn you notwithftanding," faid he, " that your hufband will foon become my rival. I take a pleafure in refining his foul, in rendering him as gentle, as tender, and as flexible as his nature will permit. You will be a gainer by it without
prefent public orator of that univerfity.doubt, Eliza, and your happiness is
that with which was not for him! "See how he revenges himself for Juftina will you believe me now? Is not this a charming Sylph."
The eyes of Eliza were never tired in looking at this new prodigy. Volange came at this inftant. Madam," faid 'fhe," a charming robe, This is, Your tafte, Madam, is a fufficient commendation of the object of your choice. Indeed," added fhe," in examining the fabric more minutely, it feems to be the manufacture of the fairies." This familiar ftyle of difcourfe, was fo e-propos, that Eliza blushed as much as if he had been betrayed, and her fecret had been discovered.
The Sylph Husband.
with fo much vivacity. "Ah," faid Eliza to him, "you are far more happy, you guefs mine, and you know how to anticipate them. What a precious gift muft it be to read the sentiments of one, whom one loves! We do not give them time enough to wish! So much have you the advantage of me."
"Do not let that make you uneafy," replied Valoé, "complaifance is not without its reward; I accomplish my wishes, when I prevent your's, and you, while you wait for mine, have the pleafure of faying to yourself, that it is my foul which conducts you. It is more flattering to prevent, but it is more charming to pleafe. My advantage is that of self, but your's that of love."
Such delicacy was to Eliza the most charming attachment in the world. She wifhed fhe might never cease to hear fuch endearing expreffions; but out of compaffion to her, Volange thought it beft to leave her after he had caufed fo great an agitation; and fleep came to compofe her.
The firft idea fhe had on opening her eyes was that of the Sylph: and the fecond that of her harp. It was brought her the preceding evening, plain and without ornaments. She ran into her study, and found a harp embellished with feftoons of flowers, which feemed but just gathered. Her joy was equal to her aftonishment! No," faid he, "the pencil could never have produced fuch an illufion in a mortal hand !" And how could fhe doubt its being a prefent from the Sylph Two brilliant wings crowned this harp, which was no doubt the fame as Valoé touched in the celeftial concert. While fhe was meditating thanks, the mafter came, whom the fent for to give her a lesson.
M. Timotheus being inftructed by Volange in the part he was to play, began with the praife of the harp. "What richness, what harmony there is in the tone of this charming inftrument! What can be sweeter, what more majeftic! The harp, if they were to be believed, would revive all the miracles afcribed to the lyre. But
the harp is then incomparable," added | Or announcing to the fwains
Eliza cut short this elogium, by afking her mafter, whether he was defcended from Timotheus, Alexander's mufician."
"Yes, my Lady," said he are of the fame family."
She practifed her first leffon. mufician feemed to be charmed with the tone of the harp. "That is celeftial!" cried he.
"I believe it," faid Eliza, afide in a low voice.
"Come, my Lady, try these sweet
"How! At night, as I was a fleep, and dreaming, my genie appeared and dictated these verses to me,
"Far be the flighty honour, far Of guiding fair Aurora's car!
Flora fhall refume the reins.
Zephyr's fond love may ceafe to deck the plain.
"What, Mr. Timotheus! what! did you make thefe yerfes ?""
"I my Lady, I never made a verfe in my life. My ginie dictated them. He has been more liberal; he has fet them; and you will find that he has done them juftice."
"Well, my Lady," faid he, after he had fung, "what do you think of them? Am I not happy in having such a genie."
"But, Sir, do you know who the Eliza is, whofe praise you have celebrated?"
Eliza stretched her trembling fingers to the ftrings, and every note the played pervaded her very heart.
"That is miraculous!" cried Timotheus," miraculous indeed! hope I fhall foon hear you accompany it with your sweet voice, and give fome grace to my mufic and my words."
"Do you then write verfe?" faid fhe, fmiling. "O, my Lady," anfwered Timo-genie theus; "it was one of the oddeft things that you ever heard, and what I can fcarcely believe myfelf. I have been told that every own had his genie, but I looked upon it as a mere fable; yet now believe nothing is more certain. I myself, as fure as I am fpeaking to you had one, but yet I did not know it. Even yefterday in the evening I was wavering in my belief." "But how came you to make the discovery ?"
"No, my Lady: but I think it is juft like using the name of Phillis, Cloris, or Ifis. I fuppofe my genie made ufe of that of Eliza, because it is mufical."
you do not regard the fenfe of the verses you fung to me?" "No, my Lady, that is of no importance; they are melodious, full of expreffion, and that is enough for a finger."
"I infift upon it," replied the, "that no one fhall know any thing of them but myfelf; and if your fhould infpire you again, I beg you will referve his production for
She waited, with impatience for her Sylph, to thank him for his infpiring her mufic master. He pretended that he was totally ignorant of the matter; but at the fame time granted that it was reafonable that fine writers fhould be thought to be inspired.
"They are," faid he," the favourites of the Sylphs, and every one of them has his genie likewife. It is, therefore, no furprifing thing, that M. Timotheus fhould have one; and if it fhould infpire him with verfes, which you are pleafed with, he may think himfelf next time, one of the happiest inhabitants of the air."