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or humanity; for on those condi- į vasion; and, by constantly visiting the cions only will I agree.”
Abbey, your scruples will be satisfied, * I mean no otherwise (saia in point of the extent of your oath. d'Olifont):-be judge yourself. 6. Your fortune will support you I have an estate situated near Mont so as to enjoy the 'fuperfluities of ferrat; and on it stands the residence life ; and your residence may be fixed of my late uncie, Orlando, count at any part near the Abbey.- But Maserini.- The building is well one condition (continued he) goes known by the name of Grasville further,--that if at any time, thouga Abbey. This, among other pro- many years hence, you discover perperties, was bequeathed to me, as his fons to enter the Abbey, and reside fole heir, his two children having there, without notice from me, you died in France.-Now the country Thall immediately take every means people round the spot, for many in your power to raise in them miles, have encouraged ideas, from alarms of lupernatural appearances, the gloomy appearance and Gothic | and by that means drive them from Atructure of this ancient pile, that it the spot. - For your better conveis haunted; and it is actually ne. | nience, there is a cave on one lide ceffary, for the preservation of the of the wood which surrounds the furniture, papers, and other valua- Abbey, that is never intruded upon, bles, of confiderable amount, that "nor indeed hardly known by any these fufpicions should be kept alive; one in the place:-you may go to it which will more effectually prevent of an evening; and from thence intrusion or robbery than any other proceed, through a subterraneous method we can put into execution ; passage, to the building. If, after the peasants of that part being a wild | two years' constant performance of untractable kind of people, and little these injunctions, no interruption is better than general depredators on perceived, you will not then be the public. —You perhaps may confined to the usual ceremony; but wonder why we do not remove thele yet it is requested that a continual articles; but my uncle's will parti | watch shall be kept upon it;' and, as cularly requefts every individual | I before obferved, if intruded on, atom, that was at his death in the even fifty years to come, and both of Abbey, Thould remain' there, and us living, every means is to be used only be taken from it as my neceffity in the above-mentioned manner, to may requireNow there are va. terrify all visitors to a removal." , rious deeds and memorandums, « 1 must confess, - this request, relative to his different possessions, strange as it was, feemed far inore that we may never have the least agreeable to me than what I exped. occafion to difturb; and which, ed; and I conceived that, were there consequently, will be open to the any villany lurking under it, I violence of any one, whose curiosity | might discover the source, -and, or villany may prompt him to use without going froin my oath, be of Force in entering the Abbey.--The considerable fervice to the injuredi Service that I have to request from and, one time or other, have it in my you, is the performance of some power to retaliate ou d'Oilifont. - I trifing ceremony, with a lamp, in requested that the agreemerit thould the external part of the building, at | be drawn up on paper, that I might right, either by passing the case. / adhere to it, in time to come, witiaements with it in your hand, or fix. out an idea of having furgotten iis ing it for thort periods of time at tendency. the different windows. This will be " This was agreed to,-anii, in un innocent means of preventing in the course of an hour, it was founded, Vol. XXVII.