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been transmitted down to us by his.. forms a description of the first meettory, deserves to be remarked. ing of these extraordinary lovers. “ The advantage he had at this
“ She was not ugly,” says Mr. H., school,” observes Mrs. H., speaking reverting to what she supposes to have of her husband's early education at then been her appearance, “in a Lincoln, “there being very, many careless riding-habit: she had a megentlemen's sons there, an old Low- lancholy negligence both of herself Country soldier was entertained, to and others, as if she neither allected train them in arms, and they all to please others, nor took notice of bought themselves weapons; and, in- anything before her; yet, spite of all stead of childish sports, when they her indifferency, she was surprised were not at their books, were exer- with some linusual liking in her soul, cised in all their military postures, when she saw this gentleman, who and in assaults and defences; which had hair, eyes, shape and counteinstruction was not uscless, in a few
nance, enough to beget love in any years after, to some of them. Colonel
one at the first, and these set oif with a Thornaugh, who was now trained in graceful and generous mien, whick this sportive militia with Colonel Hut- promised an extraordinary persou. chinson, afterwards was his fellow. Although he had but an evening sight soldier in earnest," &c. These ta- of her he had so long desired (and lents were fully developed, as our that at disadvantage enough for her), readers may recollect, during the ca- yet the prevailing sympathy of his lamitous contest which terminated in soul made him think all his pains the decapitation of Charles the First, well paid; and this first did whet his and the eventual establishment of the desire to a second sight, which he had commonwealth.
by accident the next day; he found Mrs. Hutchinson mentions her hus- withal, though she was modest, she band's literary proficiency (he was in- was accostable and willing to entertain tended for the law) in high terms, his acquaintance. This soon passed but with a remark that cannot be too into a mutual friendship between much known and attended to.-"He then-though she innocently thouglit was enticed to bow to their great idol nothing of love.----Mr. HitLearning, and had a higher venera- chinson, seeing how she shunned tion for it, a long time, than can all other men, and how civilly strictly be allowed; yet he then she entertained him, believed that looked upon it as a Handmaid to De- a secret power had wrought a sotion, and as a great improver of na- tual inclination between them, and lural reason.”
daily frequented her mother's house, Such sentiments enabled Colonel and had thic opportunity of conversing Hutchinson to resist many of those with her in those pleasant walks, improprieties into which he must which, at that sweet season of the wherwise have been betrayed, in va- Spring, invited all the neighbouring Tous situations, during his progress inhabitants to seek their jo;s. Never," from youth to maturity. Even two adds Mrs. H., “ wis there a passion ladies, of admirable qualities, who more ardent and less idolatrous: he were each desirous of obtaining his loved her betier than his life, with inatection, assailed him in vain. But, expressible tenderness and kindness; Sys Mrs. Hutchinson, “it was not had a most high oblizing esteem uf Jei bis time of love." His love, when her; yet still considered lionour, jeliat length he loved, was as singular as gion and duty, above ber, vor eret Lois indifference to the passion had suffered the intrusion of such a douave previously been. His attachment to us should blind him from marking her his future wife originated in his acci- imperfections.- 'Twas not her face he cantally visiting. Hier mother's resi- loved: her honour and her virtue were dance while she happened to be from his mistresses, and these like PignLume on a visit, and was contirmed lion's) images of his own makin; for by hearing her youngest sister, at he poiished and gave form to whistle whose invitation lie had gone to their found with all the roughness of the house, talk of the dispositions and quarry about it; but, meeting with a pursuiis of Lucy. The next excerpt coraplimt subject for Liis own wise
government, he found as much satis- From this custom of wearing their hair, faction as he gave, and never had oc- that name of Roundhead became the casion to number his marriage among scornful term given to the whole parhis infelicities.”
liament party." Many persons, in this age of con. nubial dissatisfaction and dishonour, Hours of Leisure, or Essays and Chawill read not without astonishment racteristics, ly GEORGE BREWER; Mrs. Hutchinson's interesting detail
dedicated by permission to Lumley of the rise, progress, and ultimate ef- St. George Skeffington, Esq. —
Hatchard, 1900. between her and her husband.
After, Thomish us in his Preface, that however, all just deductions are made on account of personal partiality, and many of the Essays contained in it Mrs. H. seems in no instance dis- have already been given to the Pubposed to undervalue herself, there is lic in a Monthly Miscellany, under no reason to question the narrative the title of Essays after the manner of of her domestic happiness. Such Goldsmith. examples of matrimonial felicity,
We admire his candour, and give though they are comparatively few him full credit for it in these days of indeed, certainly have existed, and book-making, as he guaintly, and not are still to be found.
unaptly, terms it. We assure him his At about the age of three-and- confession was necessary to exempt twenty, Mr. Hutchinson embraced him from censure, as a professor of the parliamentary party. He was
that art, and we trust he himself will shortly appointed lieutenant-colonel think it a compliment, when we say of a regiment of foot, and sent as go
the Essays in question, had been herevernor to the Castle of Nottinghamn, tofore so strongly noticed by us, that a post of very considerable importance we should have considered it our duty to his employers.
to have afforded this information to Mrs. Hutchinson has given the ori- the public, if he himself had been gin of an epithet, memorable during adept enough in the profession aforethe civil contest in which her husband said, to have with-held it. The style engaged; and with this epithet we is easy, humourous, and entertaining. shall at present suspend our account The second Essay, containing an acof her work.
count of the Author's Voyage to Mar“ The name of Roundhead," she gate, abounds with true humour, as observes, “coming so opportunely in, does also that part of the fourth Essay, 1 shall make a little digression to tell which contains the History of Peter how it came up. When puritanism Biass. The tenth is of the same degrew into a faction, the zealots dis- scription; indeed, although they may tinguished themselves, both men and be somewhat caricatured, we doubt women, by several affectations of ha- not but that the subjects of both the þit, looks, and words, which, had it Essays last quoted, are real and not been a real declension of vanity, and fictitious. The eighth Essay we think enibracing of sobriety in all those too extravagant; merertheless, it is things, had been most commendable entertaining for the moment. The in them; but their quick forsaking of story of Esamdi and Esemdi, the two those things, when they were where Indian merchants, is extremely apo they should be, shewed that they either propriate, and well told. The Chapnever took them up for conscience, or ter on Friends, we can scarcely too were corrupted by their prosperity to highly applaud. To the disgrace of take up those vain things they dared human nainre, we are sorry to add, not practise under persecution.--- we believe every syllable it contains Among other affected habits, few of to be strictly true. The following the puritans, what degree soever they short extract will, probably, not be were of, wore their hair long enough displeasing to our readers : to cover their ears, and the ministers Among the first class, is Bill Sen. (and many others) cut it close round sitive, who e natural disposition is their heads, with so many little peaks good-natured; but soor Bill is under as was something ridiculous to behold. a perpetual alarm lest his benevolence
should get him into a scrape: thus his and just, who measures bis generosity lite is a constant scene of uneasiness by his ability, and never refuses to doà and dread; he shrinks back at every service to any one, but when it would familiar salutation, and is in pain at do an injury to another." every word vou speak, lest you should
As a proof the Author's morality ask him a favour; the words, “You and religious opinions, we shall beg will oblige me very much,' put him to offer the following extract, from immediately in a fever; and I come the twenty-second Essay: to ask your assistance,' throws him into “ There is something in the death a perfect agony.
of a good man, which the Atheist « The Luke-warm friend is a being must wonder at, and admire; such of little value to any body; he will a one dying cool and collected, trustnot go a step out of his way to serve ing and believing at a moment when you; and when you are in a difficulty, the truth is sought with cagerness, and all he says, is, ' indeed, I am very sor- prejudice forsaken with disgust, is a ty to hear it; I wish that I could help confirmation of the existence of an you.'
immortality, not to be resisted. At “ The Red-hot friend is not a jot the awful hour, when vanities retreat, more valuable than the last; he is all and right and wrong open with full bluster, speaking continually of the conviction on the mird, it is a pure ray pleasure of doing a generous action, of heavenly intelligence that lights and that foș his part he cannot deny the soul, like the star of Bethlehem, any body a favour; but he usually to that point which the anxious and cools before he comes to the point, and departing spirit seeks with trembling leaves you in the lurch when you had and fear, an hereafter. Teason to expect every thing from his " When we reflect on what very protestations.
little longer time we have to live, and “ The Romantic friend is a pleasing that, measure it to its most probable companion, in the hour of distress; but extremity, it will scarcely arrive to the consolation he offers is not true: forty or fifty years, it becomes us to it accords with our errors, as it pities consider in time, a subject which will, our sufferings ; and instead of making in spite of all opposition, force itself us a sacrifice at the altars of wisdom upon the mind when we are about to and prudence, leads us into fresh ab- part with life; for, however easily the surdities and chimerical plans, which modern philosopher may persuade the ways of the world will not ac- himself that we have no proof of an knowledge.
immortality, yet, when his mind shall “ The Fickle friend is a weak in- be stripped of all the vanity of aryuconstant creature, who acts without ment, he will acknowledge an interany fixed principle; one time he is nal conviction paramount to any other all warmth, and the next moment cool demonstration, inseparable from the and reserved; he is at the sanie time nature of existence, and a priori to the contemptible and useless.
formation of ideas. “Nobody's friend is that cool, tor- “ But the true philosopher needs pid, and insensible being, whose ava- not this last strong beam of internal rice and mealiness have choaked the light to awaken his mind to truth: natural springs of benevolence, and every circumstance and event of life, contracted every idea within a narrow from infancy unto the hour of death, space, incapable of bestowing good on will assist his conjectures, and confirm chers, or happiness on bimself. his belief in an hercafter: his mentory
“ Anibody's friend is not much will represent to him that truth has more valuable than the last, except that been ever the same; and history will he acts from a total different princi- prove certain assents and dissents of ple; for indiscriminate in his views of mankind, throughout all ages, too conbenevolence, and careless of its effects, stant to be merely prejudices or tie he serves the worthless, neglects the elects of habit or erlucation. worthy, fusters ile idic, and forgets the There are things that ro preju
dice cau ever reconcile, or • Everybody's friend is the man make farniliar with man; or even luw who is at the same time benevolent have power to entorce: such are crines UNIVERSAL MAG. Vol. VII.
that shock naturé. Offer power or when we see throughout nature, and riches to the greater part of mankind, even in the events of Providence, thie to commit cool and deliberate murder, admirable tendency that exises to reif we know any thing of the human store the equilibrium of things disheart, we must declare that very few turbed by the injustice or errors of would commit the perpetration of it, mankind, and which would be incomand that from an innate horior of the plete without it. It is reasonable to crime.
think that there will vet come a time “ Mankind appear, therefore, to to amend the unfairness of men's conhave general assents and disents from clusions, to betier measure rewards and nature-a predivposition in favour of punishments, and to set to right the truih and virtue, for that general haj- errors of human judgement." piness.
The twenty-third Essay reminds us “Richare no other than this kind a little too much of the ingenious Lecof demonstration (except from scrip- ture of Heads, by G.'A. Stevens. We ture) that murder is a crime, vet we do not, however, mean to charge our believe it is; we have the surve gene. Author with plagiarism) : for, as a ral innate assent that there will be an very greai literary character once said, hereafter, and may, with equal jus- Many strong and beautitul ideas, tice, adnit the evidence of the im- originating in the brain of perpressjon.
sons, frequently strike us so forcibly, " In addition to such strong natu- either on account of their originaliiy, ral evidences of an bereafter, may be their humour, good sense, or other presented to the thinking man the respectable qualities, that they fasten unjon of minds, and the endearments so indelibly on our minds, as to occaof affections, of friend-hip, charity, sion our attributing their originality and love; relationship wliich death ap- to ourselves, without our being conpears to have no power to divide, and scious of the untruth or the theft." ihe mind absolutely no pewer to for- Upon the whole, yve trust we may get.
recommend this little volume, as be“But another world vet appears to ing, at least extremely amusing, and be more indispensable to our reasoni, in some slight dez ree instructive.
Jouing amusing anecdote is re- thought so," replied the dute, “but Jated of this nobleman, by Mr. Du- one thing prevents me: in that case, tens, in his work entitled - Memoirs where could I pass my evenings?" ot a Traveller, now in Retirement, GRATITUDE, IN A TIGER!-Atthe written by himself.' It was the cus- menagerie of Schoenbrunn, near Vitom at Chanieloup, and practised in enna, the Bengal tiger, wlien attackParis, after conversation or prome- ed by tbe ophthalmia (a species of that nade to retire, for a few hours, each blindness which so much atilicied the to his own apartment. This was wliat British army while in Egypt), is fed they then called l'avant soir. One, with young animals alive, whose warm therefore, either passed the evening blood contributes to his cure. Not alone, or, when the company in one long since, there was thrown into his bouse happened to be numerous, in den a young bitch, when he was making separate visits. The Duke de couched, with his head reposing on Choiscul u-ed to go to his sister, and his fore-legs. The biich,'alier reAbbe Barthelemy to tlic Duchess of covering her fears, began to lick his Choiseul.
eyes; the tiger found himself so much The Duke (le Nivernois was inti- better, that he spared the animal, and malely acqucintei with the Countess shewed his gratiinide by caressing her: de Rochefort, and never omitted going the bitch continuing her operation, to see her a single evening. As she in a few days the riger entirely rewas a widow, avid be a widower, one covered from this time, the two of his friends obseried to him, that animals have lived together in perfect it would be more convenient for him friendship. Before he touches his food, the tiger waits till bis com- of the Purse!" I remember that he panion has satisfied her appetite with laid a particular enphasis on this epithe choicest pieces. If the bitch even tbet, which Mr. Pitt, who sat near bites iim in play, still he shews no re- him, applauded by nodding his head, sentment, but continues his caresses ! and clapping his hands.
THEATRES.-" The air of the up- Mr. Fox-To those u ho attacked per part of a French playhouse, when him for coalescing with Lord NORTH, tull of company, contained 0,202 of it was observed by Mr.Fox- When oxigene, that of the pit 0,204; wbile I was the friend of Lord North, I the external air gave only 0,210.- found hini open and sincere; when Seguin has had the same result in the enemy, honourable and manly : hospitals.-The unwholesomeness of he never practised those subterfuges, (Towded places is, therefore, to be tricks, and stratagems, thuse behindattributed to particular emanations." hand paltry maneres, which de
CARDINAL MAZARIN.—“ It was stroy contidence betweea luman bethe maxim of this minister," says ings, and degrade the character of the Lewis the 14th, “ to provide, at any statesman and the man. It is not in rate, for present exigencies; weil my nature to bear malice, or live in convinced, that the remedy to future ill-will;:"?y friendships are perpetual, evils would be found in futurity it. lut my enmities are not so.' This self."
amiable and adınirable disposition, ExGLISH MONARCHY, ITS DE- which alone can do honour to human FECT.-" The essential defect in the nature, has experienced the suffrage constitution of this monarchy," ob- of another distinguished stasesman serves Lewis the 14th “is, that the (Lord Grenville) who, a few months prince cannot raise extraordinary sup- ago, declared—that “it it were posplies without parliament; nor can he sible for him to entertain perpetual keep his parliament together without hatred in his breast, it would be agreatly lessening his authority.” How gainst those who avowed themselves truly did Jir. Canning call the power capable of acting on such a sentipitie house of commons, the “ Power ment.”
streral Friends of a Young Ludy had in- Absence, Time, and Death deceives,
When the silent steps of age
Then these piges shall supply Waking ofi, with secret power,
One more volume, cre thou die, Piasures for the pensive hour,
Fraught with spells to banish pain, And restoring to thy view
As thon liv'st these days again, Blay a warm and last adieu.
Blest with health's unconscious powers,
Your:ful drams and laughing hours. Sweet to see united here
Vain delusion! memory's charm Names to earls friendship drar,
Gives indei a transient calm, While the li::ks of thought arise
As it travels through life's prime, Which affic ion multiplies.
Sailing up the stream of time : Satiness miogled still with pain, But as youth's gay hour appears, W:n thou know'st that not again Sudden gush the trickling tears, Snuli the faithless hours to thee
Tears which tell how vain have been
All the days that lie between.
Catch, VARIA, ere they fade,
Ev'ry hue by Hope display'd, Time and absence both remove
Chequered oft with light and shade; Fast enough the lines of love,
Print them on tlry gloying mind, Ald whai Time and absence spare, That false Hope may leave behind, Touched by Death, extinguish'd are :