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in the wet and cold at this late y he noticed of that kind; but no faa hour."

tisfactory evidence of actual defraud In the morning, when the stran- could easily be procured. ger came to return thanks to his hor. It chanced, however, that one day, pitable benefactor, and take his while Mr. Thorold was' fitting in a leave, Mr. Hartley thus addressed room which was only separated by a

thin partition from another in which “ My friend, you seem scarcely Mr. Grime was with his brother, to know where you are going: from who lived there likewise as butler, the little conversation I have had he heard high words pass between with you, I have formed, and I them; the latter' calling the other make no doubt with reason, a good scoundrel and thief, adding, “ You opinion of your honesty and under know I can prove it, you rascal. standing; a person such as you may You refuse to advance me a little be of service to me. I mall not be monty; so, as I have you in iny so absurd as to assign you any labo- power, take care !--take care !!! rious employment; and I Hatter " Advance you money! (returned myself Imhall be above treating a the other) I am always advancing man of your years with the haughty you money.-Don't you owe every fuperiority too often manifested by thing you have in the world to me? masters . If you please, you shall

, Did not I get you your place; and at any rate, remain here till we see do I not find you in twice as much how we can agree, or till you meet money as your wages amount to, with some situation more agree.

fool away

every extraable."


\Vhat would you have? The aged man accepted this offer Who would have been só generous with equal pleasure and gratitude to you as I have been?” Mr. Hartley employed him in dif- is Generous, indeed!-Don't we ferent eafy services; but, principal- know the fource of your generosity? ly, as he found him particularly 1-Am not I in poilt lion of the paexpert in accounts (a complete know.pers that detect all your roguery? ledge of which he had acquired, by Don't I carry your halier in my having at one time of his life amused pocket, you dog ?" himself with studying the mathe- " Come, come;-(said the steward) malics) in examining the accounts of here's money for you. What do you Mr. Grime; in which he detected put yourfelt in such a paflion for ” so many errors, either casual or wil: "I put myself in no pallon ful, that Mr. Hartley was much con- (said the other); only I can't bear to firmed in all his suspicions of his lee you so cursed niggardiy." dishonesty.

Here the dialngue ended; and Mr. Mr. Thorold (for fo Mr. Hartley Thorold was now convinced there had crdered he mould be styled in had been some foul play on the part the family) exerted himself with the of 1.1. Grime, and that prouts of it utmost industry, and most grateful existed, too, could they but be found. zeal, in the service of his generous Mr. Thorold, now, both from his benefactor and master. He soon natural love of justice, and in gratidiscovered enough to convince him tude to his benefactor, exorted bimthat many of the demands of Miri self, by every means he could devile, Grime on the estate were of a very to detest the aruifice and wishonesty suspicious nature, and that even his of Mr. Gjime. He watched both present statements were not of the him and his brother inceliantly: but clearest kind. He faithfully inti- he could learn no more, nor conmated to Mr. Hartley every thing I trive any expedient by which he could throw any farther light on, might be no time to concert any this dark transaction. He made plan of defence. known to Mr. Hartley, however, There were but two qualities what he had overheard, who judged wanting to Mr. Grime, to render it more prudent to wait for further him a finished and successful knave; evidence, and not to proceed on this, -he pofleffed neither courage nor which was certainly insufficient, and presence of mind: for no sooner did the disclosure of which could answer he find that the letters, which held no purpose, but to put the parties him so much in awe, were in the effectually on their guard against any poffeffion of Mr. Hartley, thân further discovery.



(without confidering how far futh Accident, however, at length, in evidence might be of weight against concurrence with the vigilance of him, or attempting any kind of de. Mr. Thorold, produced the defired fence) he fell on his knees before his detection, The butler, one day, master, in the most abject manner, having left his apartment hastily, and confefled not only the forgery, Mr. Thorold entered it, and per- but a variety of peculations and exceiving a pocket-book lying on the tortions of which he had been guil. table, proceeded to examine it, and, ty, offering all the property he had to his great fatisfaction, found two unjustly accumulated, to save his life, Jetters addressed to Mr. Grime, in Mr. Hartley, having caused him the hand writing of Mr. Hartley's to make the same confeffion in the father, which mowed sufficiently the presence of several respectable witnature of some of the fteward's dif- | nelles, told him, that he wouid at. honeft artifices, and, what was of tempt nothing againft his life, whatmost consequence, afforded proof that ever power the law might have one of the mortgages, and that to given him over it; nor would he the moft considerable amount, was require more of him than to restore an absolute forgery.

what he had con refled he had unjuftThese letters had been foundly acquired; which would still leave by the butler, Mr. Grimes's bro. him in poffeffion of property fuffither, who perceiving their import-cient for a decent sublistence. ance, had threatened the steward The deeds for this reftitution with a discovery of his villany, were speedily drawn out and signed; unless he would engage that he and Mr. Hartiey saw himself in por: should receive one half of his iht. feffion of ncarly the whole of his gotten gains; which the other was father's estate, clear of any incum. compelled to consent to; besides brance. which, he was continually draw- For Mr. Thorold, to whose grateing on him for ready money to ful vigilance he was indebted for support the profligate extravagan- this happy change in the state of his cies to which he was addicted; affairs, he provided generoufly; and it was in consequence of one of building a house for him these demands, that the altercation own, and settling on him a furai fa:took place which Mr. Thorold had ficient to supply all bis waais; 200 overheard.

did'the good old man wel 'relu'ın In poffeffion of thefe documents, his gratitude and zai for the terni Mr. Thorold haftened to Mr. Hart- of Mr. Hartley, whole charar as ley, who immediately resolver to generosity had perdered up is: send for the steward, before his bro-d.xys happy, at the same!, big! ther should miss the letters and in the preved their punidams:II., form the other of his lofs,--that there I benciàcror'


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ORIGIN OF The gry Mare's, every man who is master of his fabeing the better Horse." mily himself, and an egg only

where the wife governs, you will AGE Gentleman, of a certain coun- find your eggs gone before your

England having mar- horfes ; I hope you will then think ried a young lady of considerable your own cafe not uncommon, but fortune, and with many other will be contented to go home, and

charms, yet finding, in a very short look upon your own wife as no · time, that she was of a high domi- worse than her neighbours. If, on neering, spirit, and always contend. the other hand, your horses are ing to be mistress of him and his gone first, I will take my daughter family, he was resolved to part with home again, and you thall keep her her. Accordingly, he went to her fortune.” father, and told him, he found his This proposal was too advantagedaughter of such a temper, and was ous to be rejected ; our young marso heartily tired of her, that if he ried man, therefore, set out with would take her home again, he great eagerness to get rid, as he would return every penny of her thought, of his horses and his wife. fortune.

At the first house he came to, he The old gentleman having in heard a woman, with a fhrill and quired into the cause of his com- angry voice, call to her husband to plaint, asked him, " why he should go to the door. Here he left an be more difquieted at it than any egg, you may be fure, without other married man, since it was making any further inquiry; at the the common case with them all, next he met with something of the

and consequently no more than he same kind; and at every tioufe, in -, ought to have expected when he en- short, until his eggs were almost 4 tered into the married stare ?" The gone, when he arrived at the seat of - young gentleman desired to be ex- a gentleman of family and figure in

cused, if he said he was so far from the county; he knocked at the door, giving his assent to this allertion, that and inquiring for the master of the

he thought himself mora unhappy house, was told by a fervant that .than any other man, as his wife had his master was not yet stirring, but,

a spirit no way to be quelled; and if he pleased to walk in, his lady was asnost certainly no man, who in the parlour. The lady, with had a sense of right and wrong, great complaisance, desired bim to could ever submit to be governed by leat himself, and said, “ if liis bufihis wife.” “Son, (said the old man) ness was very urgent, the would

you are but litrie acquainted with the wake her husband to let him know 1 world, if you do not know that all it, but had much rather not disturb women govern their husbands, him.” “ Why, really, madam (said though not all, indeed, by the same he) my business is only to alk a quelmethod : however, to end all dir- tion, which you can resolve as well putes between us, I will put what I as your husband, if you will be inhave said on this proof, if you are genuous with me : you will, doubtwilling to try it: I have five horses Tess, think it odd; and it may be in my stable'; you shall harness these deemed impolite for any one, much to a cart, in which I Mall put a bas- more a stranger, to ask such a quesket containing one hundred eggs ; tion; but as a very conliderable and if, in pafling through the coun- ger depends upon it, and it may be ty, and making a strict inquiry into fome advantage to yourself to dethe truthor falsehood of my assertion, clare the truth to me, I hope these and leaving a horse at the houle of confiderations will plead my ex6



cuse. It is, madam, to define to be, exemplified in the number eight, in informal, whether you govern your the life of the, caliph Notasiem, krusband, or he rules over you?".called, from his accidental claims, Indeed, fir, (replied the lady) this hy the name of cetenary. He gainquestion is somewhat odd : But, as I ed eight battles against the enemies think no one oight to be ashamed of of the Koran; he was the eigbeb of doing their duty, I shall make no the Aballides; he reigned eight years, fcruple to far, that I have been al. eigha inonths, and dir days. He ways proud to obey my brusband in lett eighs fons, eight daughters, eight all things; but, if a woman's own thousand flaves, and cis et millions of word is to be suspected in such a gold, cale, let him answer for me: for here he comes. The gentleman at that moment

ANECDOTE. entering the room, and, after some apologies, being made acquainted with the tuliners, confirmed every

Negro,' who had become

A word his ojedicat wise had reported felt to his creditor, .whn, according

bankrupt, surrendered frino" in her own favour; upon which he

to the established custom of the was invited to choose which horse in country in such cafes, fold him to the team he liked best, and to accept the Danes. Before the departure of" of it as a pitient.

the vessel for the West-hidies, the A black gelding stuck the fancy son of this man came to him on this. of the gentleman most; but the lady board. After the rendiereft eftir defired he would choose the grey lions of fenfibility of both fides, the mare, which, the thought, would be fon refpectfully reproached the father very ft for her lide-saddle; her hul for not having mate use of the potband gave fubftantial reatons why the black house would be most useful children for paying his debts; and

er the law gave him, of selling his to them; but madam still persisted demandeit, with great earneftness, to in her clain to the grey mare. be allowed to take his place : but “ What (Paid Me) and will you not the father, not lets generous than take her then? But I say you thall;

the fon, having refufed to agree to for I am sure the grey mare is much this exchange, the fon applied to the the better horse.”

6 Well, my

owner of the Naves, and bail no dear, (replied the husband) if it muit difficulty in perfuading him that a be fo” – You must take an egs (ie.

young robust perton was better able plied the gentleman carter); and I must take all my hories back again, ready advanced in years. This of

to bear the fatigue, than a man al. and endeavour to live happy with

fer was accepted; the fon was put ia chains, and the father, in spite of

hinself, not being able to prevent it NUMERICAL COINCIDENCES.

was set at liberty. Mr. Isert, hav.

ing been witnels to this generous THE number nine has always conteft, was fo affected by it, as to heen and is still remarked as

represent it to the governor, who, poliefing uncommon power's

, and moved by the ftory, fent for the producing coincidences in an ex

owner of the flaves, paid out of his traordinary degree.

own pocket the money he had given Yet there can scarcely be a greater fon to his father.

for the old man, and reftored the number of coincidences than were


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E:SAY on DelicaCY of Senti number of votaries to diffuse a ge.

neral taste for an insensibility.

It perhaps originally meant no more TH

HE character of delicacy of than to teach men to govern their

sentiment, fo esteemed at pre- affections by the dietates of reasom; sent, seems to have been unknown but as a natural want of feeling pro to the ancients. It is certainly a duced the fame effects as a rational great refinement on humanity.- regulation of the paffions, it foon Refinements were never attended to passed among the vulgar for what it in the earlier ages, when the occupa could lay no claim to,-a philoso tions of war, and the wants of un- phical indifference. improved life, left little opportunity, That refpe&tful attention to wo: and less inclination, for fanciful en men, which in modern times is call. joyments. Dangers and distress re- ed gallantry, was not to be found quire strength of mind, and neceffa- amongst the ancients. Women rily exclude an attention to those were looked upon as inferior beings, delicacies, which, while they please, whose only duty was to contribute infallibly enervate.

to pleasure, and fuperintend domestic That tenderness which is amjable economy. It was not till the days of in a state of perfect civilisation, is chivalry that men showed the defire despised as a wrakness among unpo. of pleasing the softer fex, which lished nations. Shocked at the small seems to allow them a superiority. eft circumstances which are disa- This deference to women refines the greeable, it cannot support the idea manners, and softens the temper; of danger and alarm. Likewise, and it is no wonder that the ancients, from exercising the cruelties which who admitted no women to their are sometimes politically. necessary focial conversations, fhould acquire in a rude ftate, it starts with horror a roughness of manners incompati.' from the fight, and at the descrip. ble with delicacy of tentiment. tion of them. It delights in the Men who acted, thonyht, and calm occupations of rural life, and spoke like the ancients, were unwould gladly resign the spear and the questionably furnished by nature fhield, for the thepherd's crook and with every feeling in great perfecthe lover's garland. But in an un. tion. But their mode of education informed community, where con contributed rather to harden, tlian ftant dangers require coustant de- mollify their hearts. Politics and fence, those difpofitions which de. war were the sole general objects. light in retirement and ease will be Ambition, it is well known, renders treated with general contempt; and allother passions subservient to itlelf: no temper of mind which is despised and the youth who had been acwill be long epidemical.

customed tu military difcipline, and The ancient Greeks and Romans had endured the hardships of a camwere the most civilised people on the paign, though he might yield to the earth. They, however, were unac allurements of pleasure, would not quainted with that extreme delicacy have time to attend to the refineof sentiment which is become lo ments of delicacy. But the modern universally prevalent in modern soldier, in the prefent mode of contimes. -- Perhaps some reasonable ducting war, is not compelled to causes may be affigned. The Stoic undergo many personal hardthips, philosophy endeavoured to introduce either in the preparation for his a total apathy: and, though it was profession, or in the exercise of it. not embraced in all its rigidity hy Commerce, but little known to many the vulgar, yet it had a luificient ancient nations, givesile moderns aiz VOL. XXVII.


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