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in the honourable East-India company's service, to miss Robertson, eldest daugh. ter of the late James Robertson, esq. of Thromor on-street.

4. At St. George's, Hanover-square, sir John Shelley, bart. to miss Winch.

lev, daughter and sole heiress of the late Thomas Winchley. e q.

Richard Chambers, e q. of Elv Place, to Harriet, third daughter of John New. man, esq. of Skinner-streer.

9. A St. Geor e', Hanover square, John Barnard Hankey, esq. of Fercham Park, Surrey, to the hon Elizabeth Blaquiere, second daughter of the right hon. lord De B'aquiere.

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11. A Mary-le-bonne church, colonel Elford, to miss Lownds, only daughter and heiress of the late W. Lownds, esq. of Upper Clapton.

At St James's church, John Thornton, esq. eldest son of Samue Thornton, esq. M P for the county of Surrey, to miss Fliza Parry, second daughter of Edward Parry, esq. chairman of the East-India company.

13. A Middlewich, Cheshire, by the rev. W. H. Heron. Philip Heacock, csq. of Buxton, Derbyshire, to Ann, eldest daughter of John Braband, esq. of the former place.

20. At St. Martin's church, Daniel Coliver, esq. of Grav's Inn, to miss Sarah Duff, the third and youngest daughter of the hon. Alexander Duff, and niece to the earl of Fife, and to George Skene, of Skene, esq.

DEATHS.

On the 27th of April last, at Paris, in the 85th year of her age, the right hon. lady Anastatia Stafford Howard, baroness of Stafford, only surviving daughter and heir of William, earl of Stafford, who died in 1734. She was sole heir

of the body of sir William Howard

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land, who was sole heir of the body of king E ward the Third's y unges Thomas Pantageser, of Woodstock, duke of Gloucester, and of his wife lady Eleanor Bohun, eldest caugh er and coheir of the last Humphrey Bhon, ear of Hereford, Essex, and Northamp ton, and lord high constable of England; and whose younger sister was wife of king Henry the IVth, but from whe body there was an entire failure of issue on the death of her grandson king Henry the Vith. Notwithstanding the a cumulation of Plantagenet Bohun, and Stafford heirship, which came centered in lady Anastasia Stafford Howard, she was disabled by the attainder of her an cestor, the last Stafford d. ke of Buckingham, in the reign of King Henry the VIIIth from possessing any of the family dignities, except the Stafford ba rony. She died without having ever been married. Her heir is sir William Jerningham, baroner, whose grandmother was sister of the abovementioned William earl of Stafford.

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Forester,

7 A Night Walk in July,

8 Sketches from Nature,

9 London Fashions,

10 Parisian Fashions,

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1 Adelaide; or,
Constancy,

the Triumph of

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12 Advise to unmarried Ladies,
13 Observations on the Credit due to
Travellers,

2 Madame Grassini,

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3 A Sentimental Rhapsody, 346 14 On Private and Public Education,
4 Harriet Vernon; or, Characters from
real Life,

349

5 On the National Character of the

Turks,

Alphonso and Almira; or, the

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377 artful

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17 Anecdote of Matthew Prior,

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18 POETICAL ESSAY-The Temple of

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392

15 Inconstancy.-A Fragment,
16 The amiable Wife and
Mistress,

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noble

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362

Wealth, 366 19 Foreign News,

372 20 Home News,

372 21 Births,

373 22 Marriages-Deaths,

395

396

11 A fashionable Quere,

This Number is embellished with the following Copper-Plates.

VI The TRIUMPH of CONSTANCY.

2 PORTRAIT of MADAME GRASSINI.

(3 LONDON Fashionable WALKING and FULL DRESS.

New and elegant PATTERNS for BORDERS and TRIMMINGS.

LONDON:

Printed for G. ROBINSON, No. 25, Paternoster-Row;

Where Favours from Correspondents continue to be received.

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TO CORRESPONDENTS.

W. M. T. will see that we have, as he wished, inserted the whole of his poem. His contributions will be always acceptable.

The continuation of the Elville Family Secrets in our next, certainly. The Ode on the Surrender of Dantzic is received, and shall have a place,

Matilda Spencer's contributions are received.

I. G.'s long letter must be abridged before it can be admitted,

THE

LADY'S MAGAZINE.

For JULY, 1807.

ADELAIDE;

OR

The Triumph of Constancy.

A TALE.

(Ifith an elegant Engraving.)

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IN the day's when warlike knights their attention: their happiness scemand barons bold, though they ac

ed to admit of no addition, knowledged fealty to a superior so- It chanced that Raimond the nevereign, yet governed their little phew of the count of Poitou, and districts with despotic sway, acknow- ihe lord of large domains in Britledging no law but their own will tany, being then at the court of his and turbulent passions, and engaging uncle, cast his eyes on the lovely in cruel and implacable feuds and Adelaide. He saw, and admired; conflicts with each other, lived he admired, and he wished to posAdelaide de Dorville, the daughter of sess. He employed all the arts he a gentleman in the retinue of Charles thought most proper to seduce the count of Poitou. Mild, gentle, female heart. He displayed himself and unambitious, Adelaide had list-' before her in all his pomp and paened with complacency to the pro- geantry; he distinguished her by the fessions of love made to her by Or- most flattering attentions and conlando, a youth of similar station in descension; and intimated to her, life with herself, and of similar disthat his admiration of her beauty positions of mind and heart. Inces- and merits would ever secure to santly in the company of each other, herself and her father such rewards their mutual affection increased every and honours as it might be proper day; and each seemed to live but for him to bestow, and for them to for the other. Neither wealth nor receive. Adelaide, artless and unsplendour had in their eyes any charms suspecting herself, at tirst heard which could for a moment divert these offers with humility and gra

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titude: she listened apparently with be mistaken by Adelaide; and he complacence to the flatteries and soon after made his attack in form, attentions of lord Raimond, and her by a most ardent declaration of his little heart dilated in a small degree love, and the most splendid promises with what may be called vanity, of reward would she condescend to though by no means of that kind comply. It was with difficulty that which could in the least shake her Adelaide could make her escape solid virtue, her constant affection. from the violence of his embraces,

Lord Raimond, having succeeded and fly to her father for protection. thus far, applied to the count of It was immediately resolved that Poitou to grant his permission for they and Orlando 'should immedithe father of Adelaide to enter into ately set out on their return to the his service; which having obtained, he court of the count of Poitou, who took him and his daughter with him was well known to be a prince of to his castle in Brittany, where he soon of the most rigid manners and the advanced him to be the first officer at most inflexible virtue, who would his court, at which, for some time, certainly afford them the most effecnothing was to be seen but tournas tual protection. But before they ments, festivals, and entertainments reached the frontiers of the territory of the most sumptuous kind, at all of lord Raimond, a number of solof which Adelaide was the most dis- ' diers, disguised as banditti, attacked tinguished among the ladies.

them, and carried off Adelaide, after Orlando, in the mean time, who, having robbed her father and Oiwithout any particular invitation lando of all the valuables they had from lord Raimond, had followed about them, and left them bound, to Adelaide into Brittany, became very prevent a pursuit. uneasy; and in his interviews with It was not long, as may be supe * Adelaide, which were now become posed, before Adelaide was. again somewhat less frequent than they brought before lord Raimond, who had before been, he could not avoid received her more like a desperately letting her perceive that uneasiness, enamoured lover than one who had and anxiously making enquiries of - been the author of so violent an act such a nature as were sufficient to as the forcible seizure of her person. indicate that jealousy was beginning He threw himself on his knees beto take possession of his heart. But fore her, lavished on her the tenAdelaide answered with the most derest and most affectionate expresartless innocence, protesting that all sions, promised her the highest hothe honours and distinctions she had nours, rewards, and distinctions, and submitted to receive were accepted vowed that, when he should be reby her merely for her father's sake, leased from certain engagements whose fortune appeared. likely to be he was under to some branches of essentially benefited by the favour his family, he would redeem her of lord Raimond; and she assured honour, by making her his wife.Orlando, in the most solemn man- But Adelaide firmly answeredner, that her affections must ever My lord, I am in your power ; continue faithful to him.

but you cannot force my heart, At length, however, lord Rain which has been long devoted to anmond, conceiving that he had suffi- other, and must ever remain so. ciently prepared the way, proceeded Know likewise, that I utterly deto give such intimations of his real spise all your proffered rewards and views and intentions as could not distinctions, when placed in compe.

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