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finement in his chaniber for a his tutors' lessons to his father, and
This father's to his tutors Tbe'opinion of our authoress. re. “But, whatever- he said or did, lative to the value of that artificial' was the admiration of all who came education which is thought to be of to the house of the dean, and who such great importance in artificial | knew he was an only child. Indeed, life, may be collected from the fol | considering the labour that was lowing pallage..
taken to spoil him, he was rather a “ Young William (the son of | commendable youth ; for, with the the dean) pafted his time, from pedantic folly of his tutors, the blind morning till night, with, persons affection of his father and mother, .who taught him to walk, to ride, to the obsequiousness of the servants, taik, to think like a man a foolish and flattery of the visitors, it was man, instead of a wife child, as na. | fome credit to him that he was not ture designed him to be., . an ideot, or a brute--though when
". This unfortunate youth was be imitated the manners of a man, never permitted to have one con- he had something of the latter in his ception of his own-all was taught appearance ; for he would grin and him-he was never once, aiked bow to a lady, catch her fan in “ what he thought ?"--but men haste if it fell, and hand her to her were paid to tell him “ how to coach, as thoroughly, void of all the think.” He was taught to revere sentiment which gives grace to such such and such persons, however une'l tricks, as a monkey.?. worthy of his reverence; to believe In the course of the work the such and such things, however un. dean is reprelented as haughty, felfworthy of his credit ; and to act fo futhicient, and perpetually' atpiring and so, on such and fuch occafions, to greater prcferment, by cringing however unworthy of his feelings. to his superiors ; a character which,
" Such were the leffous of the undoubiedly, is sometimes to be tutors, assigned him by his father found in the church. Yet certain Thole malters whom his mother critics, who, I know not exactly gave him, did him lufs mischief; why, call themselves Britib, and for tliouzh they distorted his limbs, who are peculiarly addicted to reand made his manners efteminate, i verence implicitly whatever is exthey did not interfere with the in alted in church of state, though ternai.
they candidly admit te elegance “ Mr. Norwynne (the family and genuine merit of this little tale, name of his father, and though but are greatly fcandalised at such free a school boy, he was callesi Mister) i reatment of a dignitary of the could talk on history, on politics, church, and remark wiih great and on religion, furpriungly to all! gravity : “ All that we can say is wlio had never lifieriud to a parrot that we know of no such eccitharor a, magpie--for he merely re- tics as are here represented; we peated what he had hcaid, without never heard of such distinction ob. oie reflection upon the sense or tained in the church through such a probability of his report. fic had channel; and indeed throughout been praised for his memory, and, we are compelled to remark that to connnue that praise, he was so the author ieenis to have received anxious to retain every fimtenge he her intormation, with respect to colhad heard, or he had vead, that the leges and the ciergy, from very ige poor Ciluiuit had no time for one- morant, or, what is worte, very mali. Native idea, but only re-delivered ! cious tongues."