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priated solely to their Use and Amusement.
For SEPTEMBER, 11796.
This NUMBER contains,
i The Vaexpected Interview; & Fale,
387 2 Description of the Town of New. castle-upon-Tyne,
389 3 The Generous Pedlar; a true Story,
391 4 Anecdote,
392 5 Letter from the late M. Mirabeau to a Friend,
: 393 6 De Courville Cafle ; a Romance,
395 7 Account of the Condition of the Pealants in Russia,
397 8 The Dangler. No. Y.
399 9 A true Story,
401 jó Grasville Abbey; a Romance, 404 II A Hindoo's Remarks on the Game Laws,
-12 Derwent Priory: a Novel,
413 13 Providence; of, the Shipwreck : a Tals,
417 14 Anecdote of Edward the Confeffor, 15 Enigmatical Lift' of 'Birds 16 Poetical Efsays.-Llangollen Vale.
- Lubin and his Dog Tray, - Abfence, Presencea Stanzas on a withered Leaf. The Bouquet. Lines sent to a rich Miser, 421–
424 17 Foreign News, 18 Home News, 19 Births,
431 zo Marriages,
431 21 Deaths,
This Number isembellished with the following Copper-Plates, viz. 1. A new Pattern for a Gown, Soc. &c.*2. The Upexpected Interview.-Z. A
View of Newcakle-upon-Tyne; and, 4. British Diamonds ; or, the Brilliants of Love: a Song, by Mr. Siune, Organist of Farringdon, Berks.
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The Essay on Travelling is intended for insertion.
Clarinda's Remarks on Men and Manners are under consideration,
Tancred's packet is received.
R. B.'s communication is not original.
Received, Lines on Sympathy, by Philo.-The Fox and Eagle, a fable, by A. B.-Sonnet, by Alexis.- Invitation to the ladies to raise a female regiment.-- Poems, by Claudio.- Acrostic, by Mira.–Several Lifts, &c.
The UNEXPECTED INTERVIEW; In the course of his vicious career, A TALE.
he took to his arms a mistress, whom
he seemed to have chosen as, men (Embellished with an elegant En- frequently chuse their mistresses, for graving.)
qualities directly the reverse of those
of his wife. The gentleness of lady IR George Wilford.was a young Wilford was admirably contrasted
man of elegance and fortune. by the petulance and pertness of miss He had received a truly fashionable Clara, -her delicacy by groftness, education, and was master of every her understanding by ignorance, ber polite accomplishment. His person prudence by folly, and her beauty by was elegant, and his understanding an inferiority of personal endowexcellent, however it might appear ments little thort of deformity. 'obseured by his habits of diffipation To this charming creature fir and luxury.
George dedicated a considerable porIn his twenty-fifth year, he mar- tion of his time, and that in fo open ried miss Lætitia Harlowe, a young a manner, that his lady determined lady of family, great fortune, exqui- to bear the insult no longer. She site'beauty, and the most engaging left him, and retired to the house of delicacy of temper and manners. her uncle, where the mourned in Not wealth, or views of convenience filence the ill-treatment and indisalone, but love, cemented the union;, cretion of the, man 'whom she still and for some months they enjoyed tenderly loved. complete domestic happiness. Among the companions of fir
But tranlient and Reeting is hu- George, was a Mr. Harbord, a man man bliss. The constant succession of strong sense and liberal sentiof the fame enjoyments was not suii. ments.
The fternness of his maned to the habits fir George had ac- ners, on fome occasions, gave him quired : · something more varied, almost the air of the misanthrope; something more poignant, was requi- but he was capable of the best feelfite. Again he plunged into the ings of human nature, and showed vortex of dillipation; and, renounc- on every occafion a real friendship ing the solid happiness he really posto fir George, This gentleman sefied, sought its shadow amid noise would frequently reason with him and riot, revelry and debauch. on the impropriety of his conduct,
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