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THE

Lady's Magazine

OR,

Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, appro

priated solely to their Use and Amusement.

For OCTOBER, 1796.

This NUMBER contains,

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i The Welcome Disappointment; a Tale,

435 2 On' the Superiority of Female Ta

lents, 3 Letter from the late Bishop Hoadley to a Friend,

440 4 The Fishermen ; a Dialogue, 441 Ś Derwent Priory: a Novel, 6 A Hindoo's Remarks on the Edu

cation of Females iis Eugland, 453 ? Grasville Abbey; a Ronance, 456 8 Efray on Lack,

460 9 The Dangler, No. VI. 462 10 Aucaslin and Nicolette; a Tale, 465 11 Anecilute, of die Refemblauce of two Brothers,

468 12 Answer to Enigmatical Lift, 468

13 Enigmatical List of Fruit,

468 14 Poctical Essays.—The Resolution.

-The Fox and the Eagle; a fable. The Fox and Crow; Fable. - Ledyard's Praise of Women. -Avon's Stream ; a Dirge.-On the Birth of a posthumous Child. -The Shepherd's Wife's Song:Acrostic. - Four Sooners, by Miss Wiliams. --Sonnet.-A Charade,

469-472 15 Foreign News,

473 16 Home News,

476 17 Pirths,

479 18 Marriages,

479 19 Deaths,

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This Number is embellished with the following Copper-Plates, viz. 1. A new Pattern for a Handkerchief or Apron.–2. The South-East View of

Llehaiden Castle, in Pembrokeshire.-3. The Welcome Disappointment; and, 4. An Anacreontic, by Mr. Slune, Urganist of Farringdon, Berks.

LONDON, Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, No. 25, Pater.

nofter Row, where Favours from Correspondents will be received.

To our CORRESPONDENTS,

Serena's Letter thall have a place.

The Continuation of De Courville Castle is requested.

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J. K.'s proffered communications will be acceptable.
J. R. is not suficiently attentive to grammatical corre&ness.
Fidelia's Efray is under confideration.

Received, The Water-cress Girl, a Poem.- Ode to a Tea-pot.-Lines on Marriage.- Verses to Bachelors.-The Rustic Maid, a Song.-Ode to Benevolence.- Portrait of Constamia.-The Tomb of Rousseau.

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THE

Lady's Magazine ;

For OCTOBER, 1796.

A TALE.

The WELCOME DISAPPOINTMENT; | was not free from defects; that he

was too little careful of his own diga

nity, and that he did not appear to (With an elegant Engraving.) have at heart the inculcating, both

by precept and example, that differNa retired village in the north of ence of rank, and duty of subordina

England, resided, as rector and tion, on which depends, not only the Pastor of an extensive parish, the beauty, but the very existence, of reverend Mr. Vincent Everard. - the fair frame of civil society, which He preached to his parithioners what has been contrived with fo much he efteemed pure religion and unde. wisdom, and maintained with so filed; he gave them the fincerest much zeal, by, the great and eminent good advice, both with respe&t to in church and state, during so many their moral conduct, and their tem- ages. They, likewise, were scan. poral affairs; he flattered not the dalised that he should show so little rich, and he relieved the poor. He attention to the defence of the anengaged in no litigations relative to cient doctrines, or the preservation tithes, modules, or dues; for he of the salutary authority of the was more anxious to feed than to church; since they saw that he Thear his flock. He fought no pie- would receive fedaries and eat with ferment,- he entered into no in-them, and thus continually exposed trigues, -he enlisted into no contro. hintell to perils among false breverly,-hurled no fierce denuncia- thren. tions against hereties; but extended Among the gentry who had seats his charity, his candour, and his phi- near the residence of Mr. Everard, Janthropy, even to fectaries and in- was fir Ralph Waldegrave, a wore fidels.

thy country gentleman of the more That such a man should acquire ancient school, untainted with the the esteem and respect of all his corruption and frippery of modern neighbours, can excite no surprise. times. He admired the integrity The poor, especially, loved and and goodness of heart which shone to honoured him without reserve :- conspicuously in his clerical neighthose of fuperior rank, indeed, -one bour, and formed an acquaintance of two of the dignified clergy, in with him, on his first coming to reparticular,could discover that he lide at his living, which ripened into

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