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Entertaining Companion for the FAIR SEX, appropriated folely to their Ufe and Amusement.
For OCTOBER, 1796.
This NUMBER contains,
1 The Welcome Difappointment; a Tale,
2 On' the Superiority of Female Talents, 438
Letter from the late Bishop Hoadley to a Friend, 440 4 The Fishermen; a Dialogue, 441 5 Derwent Priory; a Novel, 446 6 A Hindoo's Remarks on the Education of Females in Eugland, 453 7 Grafville Abbey; a Romance, 456 8 Effay on Luck,
9 The Dangler, No. VI.
This Number is embellished with the following Copper-Plates, viz.
1. A new Pattern for a Handkerchief or Apron.-2. The South-Eaft View of Llehaiden Castle, in Pembrokeshire.-3. The Welcome Difappointment; and, 4. An Anacreontic, by Mr. Stone, Organist of Farringdon, Berks.
LONDON, Printed for G. G. and J. Robinfon, No. 25, Paternofter Row, where Favours from Correfpondents will be received.
To our CORRESPONDENTS,
Serena's Letter fhall have a place.
The Continuation of De Courville Caftle is requested.
J. K.'s proffered communications will be acceptable.
J. R. is not fufficiently attentive to grammatical correctnefs."
Fidelia's Effay is under confideration.
Received, The Water-crefs Girl, a Poem.-Ode to a Tea-pot.-Lines on Marriage.-Verfes to Bachelors. The Ruftic Maid, a Song.-Ode to Benevolence.-Portrait of Conftantia.-The Tomb of Rouffeau.
For OCTOBER, 1796.
The WELCOME DISAPPOINTMENT; I was not free from defects; that he
was too little careful of his own dig nity, and that he did not appear to have at heart the inculcating, both by precept and example, that difference of rank, and duty of fubordinaon not only beauty, but the very existence, of the fair frame of civil fociety, which has been contrived with fo much wifdom, and maintained with fo much zeal, by, the great and eminent in church and state, during fo many ages. They, likewife, were fcan dalifed that he fhould fhow fo little attention to the defence of the ancient doctrines, or the prefervation of the falutary authority of the church; fince they faw that he would receive fetaries and eat with them, and thus continually exposed himfelf to perils among false brethrên.
[With an elegant Engraving.]
Na retired village in the north of
paftor of an extenfive parish, the reverend Mr. Vincent Everard. He preached to his parithioners what he esteemed pure religion and undefiled; he gave them the fincereft , good advice, both with refpect to their moral conduct, and their temporal affairs; he flattered not the rich, and he relieved the poor. He engaged in no litigations relative to tithes, modules, or dues; for he was more anxious to feed than to Thear his flock. He fought no preferment,- he entered into no intrigues, he enlisted into no controverfy, hurled no fierce denunciations against heretics; but extended his charity, his candour, and his philanthropy, even to fectaries and infidels.
That fuch a man fhould acquire the esteem and refpect of all his neighbours, can excite no furprife. The poor, efpecially, loved and honoured him without referve:thofe of fuperior rank, indeed,-one or two of the dignified clergy, in particular,-could difcover that he
Among the gentry who had feats near the refidence of Mr. Everard, was fir Ralph Waldegrave, a worthy country gentleman of the more ancient fchool, untainted with the corruption and frippery of modern times. He admired the integrity and goodness of heart which fhone fo confpicuoufly in his clerical neighbour, and formed an acquaintance with him, on his firft coming to refide at his living, which ripened into 3 K z