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The kiss, snatch'd hasty from the side. ver spoon in thare mouths, and a long maid,

nother with a woden ladele. Ah, On purpose guardless, or pretending wel, wee do better now, for mi sleep :

lord is com, and lodes of comThe leap the slap, the haul; and shook to notes

penny. Of native music, the respondent dance.

Lord Seemors valit, monseer Thus jocund fleets with them the win- Palloss, his so funny, he takes of ter night.'

his lord and awl of them to the THOMSON. life ; but his master dosent much

like him, and so monseer. thinks A few minutes now brought me he will put him in busnes, to git home, and a few more saw me shut of him; and if he dose, I ain cradled in the arms of the

shur monseer wil mak a monstros Sweet god of ease, whose opiate breath good husband, and I can hav him

Pour'd gently o'er the heaving breast; if I lik; but I dont no wither I Steals like the solemn hand of Death, shall be kinde or crewel, but shant And sheds the balm of visionary rest!' let him no his dome yet.


Last nite wee had a bal, SO monseer comd to dres my hare, and he advised me to let him put

a little rogue on mi cheeks ; so I SKETCHES FROM NATURE. was fane to let him; and he roused

up mi hie bros, and he sade I A NOVEL.

looked lik a bangel, and if I was.

ent kind he shud that nite be In a Series of Letters. burnt to hash's by ravishin smiels,

so I toold him he was sich a sire BY SOPHIA TROUGHTON.

he'd draw tiers from my hies, and (Continued from p. 488.)

they will wash the rogue of mi face, so dont rarass me, for i'm, chos, and dont mean to ware

the bridle-dress yet. So he sade, LETTER V.

O m'amsal, mamsal, you frize me

al over let hure frays be softer, Mrs. Handy to Mrs. Pinthurst. or i'le stick miself tho and tho.

O mounseer, I sade, I inay yet PON honour, mi dear, this ‘mews an raze you to me harms. frowsey country will make me So to make a end of mi tail, I hoa mad_if lade Julia wont coin to dered him to git me somn thing, town next winter, I must ; and so for I was feint, and Pinthurst see I shal tel her, for I wont sty in my pour, for he brot me a nice this den, and go molloncoly, and foul, and a bottle of wind : an · be seen by nobody. She his grown wile I hate them, he went an orquit a objack, and wants to mak dured his matters : an com back me look lik herself. Wen wee was such a bo, is close so fio ; his at the garman spor the men sayd cote was blew, daubd with lase, she was a prittywonan, but if is vastcote the sam, and his breach


my fase.

him to seas mi hand: an he took it fin feathers mak fin birds an thate in such a hairy maner, an lead me is he among the gentalmen ho in to the sarvents awl. They did so thinks as I do. And that is the 'stair; for you must no I was ver- rich sur Harey Champly; he cals ry fin in one of lady Julia's cast me his dear idle, an says my gate gownds, an mi þare don like a vig, is very gentel; an lady Julei quit with fiours in mi brest, an som a file to me; caws mi mane is so ceut in my handkerchif. Wel, we grand. I dont no but one of thes dancd till mi ladys bel rung an dayes, if I pla mi cards rite, but I let me no the famaly was com may be a barren lady. But dont i home. So wen I went up she was go for to think I shal bee above in her hares, caws of the rouge on yeu, for I shal flea pride. I've

tolid sur Hary how I can nit my So I tolld mounseer wat she own vales, and mak mi own sade, but he bid me not mind, for gownds, and that wood save him he says he beleved she puts cart- a grate deel of monny in a year'; mine on her own cheaks, and ver- so he hughed me an squesed mi mine on her leaps, for al she was so hand ; indeed he is a little imposly.

tent some times, but I dont mind, Now Pinthurst I'll tell you a caws if he maks me a lady it dont bit of mi mind about the gentery matter; an if he wont he may leve hear. Mi lady mop's lik nobody, it alone, an I wil hav monseer caws one nite she went to sea the befor his fase. Could casel were the ghosts live'; So yew see I've got tow strings but one of them with six heds tolld to mi bo. her if she coin agen, he wood take Pon honnor, Pinthurst, this long 'a lie with her in the red see. An letter has put mi pore narves in a I think she wants him to tak her sad uprore, but yew pose how to there, for she never holded up her felle for that, caws hure own närves hed sinse : but she dont lik it to his monstrous bad. be nown, tho she tolld al the story Mi deer, except the love of to the ould parkkeper; but he is

Hure unfeintin freind, such a boar he wil not tell us. But

LETTICE HANDY. Dick his man hered her tel him she wood never bee merry no more. But the nasty ould fogey wont tel

LETTER VI. * as al about it.

Then hear is lord an lady Wal- Lady Walsingham to the Countess singham : an they cry mi lady up

of Aubry. for a handsoin body, but I dont

ham was disengaged; or whether In continuation.) she chose to appear in public.'

* Lady Walsinghain,' said Mrs. Well now that I have breathed Howard, with warmth, will not, out my sorrows on the boson of cannot have any reason to wish us my little Adolphus, as if he could to dispense with her company; plead his mother's cause, or soften her appearance, miss Lester, will his father's heart. After watching be quite as proper, as decorous as his innocent slumbers, and bedew- any one's who may attend this ing his pretty face with my tears, farce. We are not in town, and I feel able to commence my un- if we were, the appearance of lady happy tale.

Walsinghain, for some time, could Yesterday morning at breakfast not be improper.' a walk was proposed, to order some Helen assumed one of her finery for a ball which is to be haughty Spanish airs. - Well given by lord Beauford (who is a well, my dear Mrs. Howard, keep candidate for the Borough). Ac- your temper, be cool, I'll take cordingly the company prepared your word; for I dare say your for their excursion. But I having verdict would go as far in a court some orders to give in my fainily of justice as a jury of matrons.' which required my presence, said Lord Seymore was standing at I would take that opportunity. one of the windows; he turned Julia likewise excused herself, and round indignantly: . Whenever they set off without us, and did not Mrs. Howard,' said he, "conde return till the last dinner-bell had scends, madam' rung. They sat down to table, • Yes, yes, my lord,' interrupted therefore, in their morning dresses. Helen, you will be extremely

Sir Harry's man caine in with happy, no doubt.' the desert, and said their boxes She came to me: "Well, then, would be kept. He gave his my charming Caroline, we shall master a paper, and retired. Sir have the pleasure of your comHarry read the paper, which was pany. You are fortunately dresse a play-bill; informing us that his ed, so your spirits will not be fa. majesty's servants were arrived, tigued. Your situation is delicate, and would that night perform the and you must be careful.' celebrated play of "All for Love.' " True, miss Lester,' I replied, It likewise promised an elegant my situation is delicate ; but my theatre, with new and superb de spirits, thank God! are tolerably corations. The company, with equanimous. If it is my lord's one voice, declared they would see will that I should remain at home, the inside of farmer Jolt's barn, I certainly shall comply with with all its embellishments. cheerfulness; although I had no

* And who is to be of the party?" thoughts of requesting you to dissaid Helen : do we all go ?' pense with my attendance; but if

* Why, I should suppose,' cried my absence would be inore agreesir Harry, 'not one would wish to able than my presence, to any one decline this elegant and novel en- in this company, be assured I tertainment.'

would give up a much more ra** True,' replied she'; but I did tional amusement than a play in not know whether lady Walsing- a barn, performed by a band of


itinerants, can possibly be, to add, more than once. Mrs. Howard and to the gratification of any one Mr. Baderly saw my depression, I have the honour to address! and kindly endeavoured to divert

• Lord ! my dear, how fright- it by pointing out the absurditiesfully serious you are; I meant comunitted by the actors, and the nothing more by what I said than, foolish astonishment pictured on. that as you did not go with us in the countenance of the country the morning, you might not choose people. Their obliging assiduity to expose yourself to the night- in some measure succeeded, till air.'

part of a conversation I was so Both ladies and gentlemen in- unhappy as to overhear, absorbed sisted on my going, and wondered every other sensation except that how it came to be questioned whe- of sorrow. It passed in what they ther I should go or not. And so, called the next box, between miss perhaps, will yon, my dear madam; Lester and lord Walsinghain. She but of late I have observed that was speaking.Helen has wished to exclude me - Well, I had no idea the meek. from all their parties, though I soft soul would have come, after know not why.

my rebuff in the morning. But it Lord Walsingham looked very must force you to a recantation of grave during the conversation, but your ridiculous opinion.-I tell did not speak once. They soon you, Walsingham, she is, and alafter retired to dress, and I to ways was a very obstinate, unpermy Adolphus, who grows surpris- suadable body: But if you had ingly.

interfered -When the hour arrived that we • My dear, bewitching girl,' inwere to go, I went down and found terrupted Walsingham, if Carothe party assembled in the saloon. line had not accompanied us, think

Walsingham drove miss Lester you the rest of the party would in his phaeton ; and Mrs. Howard, have attended her at home?' Julia Seymour, and Linley, occu- • O ridiculous ! returned this pied our family coach. Lady Mary false friend ;-attended her moand Sir Harry went in his chariot. tions at home! how could such a Mr. Baderly (who had a beautiful foolish thought enter your head? curricle sent down from Leader's) Why Champly told me this mornbegged me to trust myself to his, ing, he would rather sit in comequestrian skill.

pany with his grandmother, or an We had a very pleasant drive, Egyptian mummy, than your serwhich was the only pleasure I ex- monizing lady.' 'A violent noise perienced during the evening: for behind the scenes drew their attenalthough the folly of the scene tion, and broke off this mortifying might have amused me by its ex- conversation abruptly. But I had travagance, had my mind been at heard enough. Mrs. Howard was. ease, the contrary was the case: not surprised at my agitation, (for for when iny eyes met Walsing- she too heard them ;) but she was ham's, they flashed displeasure, astonished at the duplicity and ma. and were instantly turned away. I lignancy of Helen's conduct. The. knew not the cause of his displea- attention of Mr. Baderly was etsure, but I felt that I was wretched, gaged by the blunders of the perand my spirits seened evaporating formers, and I was glad it was.


gave so

We soon after returned home in constancy of female friendship! the same manner wé caine. Oh the poet has well delineated

Walsingham during supper was your characters :silent and gloomy. I asked him if ' A woman noved is like a fountain I should help bim to some fricasee. troubled, He replied, with much asperity, Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of he had no appetite. Julia stared;

beauty.' and I apologized for my officious- I heard no more,-my senses nese..

kindly left me. When I recover When we retired for the night, ed, Anna was bathing my temples,

begged to know in what I had and my lord sitting on one side been so unhappy as to offend him. the bed, with hori or strongly pic• Caroline,' said he, in a harsh tured in his countenance :-Mrs. tone, o you have offended me, Howard on the other, in tears. He though perhaps unintentionally immediately retired, saying I had your inhospitable and ungenerous better have Anua sit up with me. resentinent to miss Lester's kind Mrs. Howard joining her advice, admonition, both surprise and dis- I complied, although I thought it please ine: I almost thought it unnecessary. could not be


I slept but little, I could not ungentle a return for kindness' help revolving in my mind the intended."

events of one day-one little day. Oh, my lord !' said I, with tears The morning found me happy, trembling in my eyes, what heavy but the evening saw me

me mise charges do you bring against your rable. Caroline.Inhospitality and un- I rose with the light, and wrote generous resentment! Oh, my till breakfast-time. When I enAdolphus, impute not those black tered the parlour I found the crimes to me, but forgive what is company all assembled, except past, and look with your usual miss Lester. Mr. Baderly abe candouroni my poor endeavours to served that I did not look well, please. Let not misrepresentations and feared I had taken cold over cloud your better judgment: and night. I was prevented replying to miss Lester's own heart I will by the entrance of Helen, who appeal whether she thinks I have apologized for her apparent negli. shown a resentful behaviour,

gence. or But my head ached,' whether it whispers approbation said she, so very intensely, that for her kind adınonitions, as you I had some thoughts of requesting are pleased to call her artful insi- your excuse for my appearance.' Muations, I

Sir Harry caught her hand, and Caroline!' interrupted he, kissing it, said, 'Pon my soul, while rage swelled every feature, madain, if you had not informed you are not the woman I fondly us you was indisposed, no one thonght you ; you have been used would have thought it! But, sick to nothing but arlulation so long, or well, you was formed to please you are offended at the voice all eyes, and win all hearts.' She

- but why talk gave him one of those fascinating to a woman who sighs to see her- giniles with which she can charm, self

eclipsed, though by her dear- and at the same time disguise heb est friend. Such is the fickle in- real feelings. Vol. XXXVIII.


of truth, you

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