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plotting uncle, who cannot be blind | You will see my affinity to lerd to his son's partiality for you, or Severn, a circumstance he is unacunacquainted with your claims on quainted with; as lord Derwent, on Jady Derwent. I can advise no his arrival here, gave a general dire. further; but, if you think me wor- tion that nothing concerning ine thy of your confidence, I may per Mould ever be mentioned to him.haps think of fonie things which / Perhaps it was intended to save me a may be of service to you.
mortification :- for who knows but I have accidentally met with a he might reject me, as the off pring clue to Severn's taciturnity.--I had of diflionour?-Ah! how different ever supposed his fortune very good; is the conduct of Merioneth! - Ever but I am informed from undoubted kind and attentive, he values no: the authority) that it is far otherwise,-- | misfortune of mv birth.-Chance, that long and expensive law-fuits this morning, brought him to Julia's have greatly impaved the estate,- | dresling-room.- I was there, waiting that the prefent lord came young her approach.--She was not up.into the society of a set who live by He eagerly seized that moment to the inexperience of others, and iui- renew a fubje& he has often before refered greatly; -fle prudentiy Hed peated.--I had been weep ng:-he from the gay world; and is endlea I would know what had occasioned my vouring, by the fridteft economy, to uncaliners: I was at last obliged to repair bis fortune.--His partiality conies that I was made uncomicrta. for her is very obvious; and I have ble by the behaviour of the baronet. no doubt but he will niake propo “ There is, said he) my dear fals as foon as he can do it with con. Ellen, but one way of ending all Giftency.
these ills.- Be mine, mv love; give I am happy to inform you that me a legal right to protect you,Mrs. Nierioneth is quite recovered and relign (with the name of Rutfrom the fatigue of her journey, as island) every recollection of unmerit
Your affectionate ed mortification.- Consent, my dear
LAURA MERIONETH. Ellen, to the ardent wishes of your P.S. I am glad my poor folks are devoted Albert; and let him bless well.--Mr. Clifford' called on us the day which gives him unlimited yefterday.--I pray, make proper permission to soften all your forcompliments to the family.
" Ah!.(said I) Merioneth, for LETTER XII. , . what would you bless that day?Miss Ruiland to Laiy laura.
For uniting your fate to a woman
diliked by your father,—for alienat. The Priory, Sept. 101h. ing you from your family, and TOUR obliging favour, my va- deftroying your furtune?" Jued lady Laura, inerits my warmn-1 He replied, with an air of difap. Cit acknowledoments, - Long before I pointment, “ If you loved me, Ellen, you rejected Nericneth, your many you would have lefs prudence." excellencies imprinted fentiments of “ It is affection, my dear Me reípect on the heart of Ellen.- Your rioneth, which gives me forefight: defire of my confidence is highly - tremble for the consequences fartering, and I embrace it with which might result from the union pleaiure. - Much, indeed, do I want proposed." an adrifir; and often have I withed I « I cannot (faid he) see so much to relate the particulars I now in danger as you apprehend. - My al. close; but feared mytinierity miglit | lowance is genteel; we must live Cofind you.
frugal; our establishment must ac
PROVIDESCE; or, the SHIPW
of them). Threescore and fifteen
men, women, and children, were in • TALE.
the ship when she struck. You may
think what a clamour and confugon I from Dr. Aikin's " Evenings at there was: women clinging to their Home."]
| husbands' necks, and children hang
Ling about their clothes, all ÎnriekIT was a dreadful storm. The ing, cryin', and praying! There
wind blowing full on the sea- was no time to be lost. We got out Thore, rolled tremendous waves on the finall boat in a twinkling; jump. the beach, while the half-sunk rocks / ed in, without staying for our capat the entrance of the bay were en- | tain, who was fool enough.to be veloped in a mist of white foam. / minding the passengers ; cut the A chip appeared in the offing, driva | rope, and puihed away just time ing impetuously under her bare enough to be clear of the ship, as the poles to land, now tilting aloit on went down; and here we are, all the surging waves, now plunging alive arid merry!! An oath coninto the intervening hollows. Pre cluded his speech. The Solitary fently the rushed among the rocks, was shocked, and could not help and there stuck; the billow's beating | secretly willing that it had pleased over her deck, and climbing up her providence to have saved some of flattered rigging. “Mercy! mer- the innocent passengers, rather than cv!” exclaimed an ancient Solitary | these reprobates. as he viewed from a cliff the dilial | The failors, having got what they Scene. It was in vain. The thip could, departed, fcarcely thanking fell on her Gde, and was feen no their benefactor, and marched up more.
the country. Night came on. They Soon, however, a small dark ob- defcried a light at fome distance, and ject appeared coming from the rocks made up to it. It proceeded from towards the fhore; at first dimly the window of a good looking house, descried through the foam, then l surrounded with a farm-yard and quite plain as it rode on the summit, garden. They knocked at the door, of a wave, then for a tine totally and in a fupplicating tone made loft. It approached, and allowed known their distress, and begged itself to be a boat with men in it relief. They were admitted, and sowing for their lives. The Solitary treated with compassion and hofpihaftened down to the beach, and in tality. In the house were the mil. all the agonising vicillitudes of hope tress, her childien and women-ferand fear watched its advance. At vants, an old man, and a bov: the Hength, after the most imminent master was abroad. The failors, Bazards, the boat was thrown vio- | fitting round the kitchen fire, while Jently on fliore, and the dripping pered to each other that here was an Fall-dead mariners crawled out to | opportunity of making a booty that che dry land.
would amply compensate for the lofs " Heaven be praised ! (cried the of clothes and wages. They settiert. Solitary) what a providential er- | their plan; and on the old man's in
ape!" And he led the poor men comiag with logs to ibe fire, one of co his cell, where, kindling a good them broke his ikull with the poker, Ere, and bringing out his licile store and laid him dead. Another took of provision, he restored then to up a knife which had been brougar jealth and spirits. "And are you with the loaf and checse, and runEx men the only ones saved ?" iaid ning, alter the boy, who wis m king ne." That we are answered one luis efcape out of the house, ftabbes Vou. XXVII.