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Engray'd for the Lady's Magazine .

The North West View of Cockermouth Chatle in Cumberland,

panion observed, and humanely / acquaintance for her house, which asked why I travelled in so weak al is situated about a mile from the state. • - You, ve noi, suicis, (faid public road.-The good folks exert he) going io London!”

themselves to amuse me, and I think “ I am fearful (replied 1) that I | I am much better than I could have Thall not be able to go farther than expected to be, after the fatigue both this stage; and I wish I could gain of mind and body, which I have re. admittance into fome decent fami- 1 cently experienced.Could I only ly, for a few weeks, to recover my hear that all was well at the Priory, health."

that Merioneth was restored to his “I think (faid he) I can serve friends, and lady Derwent satisfied you :-I have a fifter within a few of my rectitude, I think I could be miles of this place :-they are farm- 1 resigned to whatever state provi. ers, but though homely, they are dence Mhould think fit to allot me. honest folks. If you approve of it, I make no apology for these long I will go to them and propose it." letters; I know my friend will exa

I thanked him from the inmost cose their prolixity.--Should nothing recesses of my heart, and gratefully particular intervene, I intend reaccepted his proposal.

maining here till I hear from your On our arrival at the inn, he pro ladyfhip. I will not injure your cured ine a room to which I gladly principles by a doubt of your secrecy: retired; ordered some whey, and you can, you will, enter into every went to bed.-Though Gnking un- , particular of my Gruation.-Con. der fatigue, both of body and mind, tinue to favour me with your frienda numerous train of ideas prevented ship: and, thould Merioneth call at the repose I so greatly needed.-I Twickenham,-hould he beanxious arofe unrefreshed, ordered my break- to know the fate of Ellen, or inclined fast in my room, for fear there to seek me, tell him the search is fhould be any person near that mignt fruiclels; tell him I love him too notice my appearance.

weil to accept of his hand without Before I had finihed my solitary the approbation of his family ; tell meal, my kind friend returned, ac- him he is dearer to me than lite; companied by his fifter. --All pecu- | and that, to promote his intereft, I niary matters were foon adjusted, would facr fice my own. and the referred me for her cha- | Adieu, my dear friend! Were we racter to the mistress of the inn. differently fituated, I would ask for

My inquiries proved quite satis- your protection; but, as it is, your factory, and I amply told them that ladyship's affinity to the famila at I was unfortunately taken ill on the the Priory places that happiness road, in my way to London; that, beyond the reach of owing to some domestic misfortunes,

Your affectionate I thould be obliged to conceal the

ELLEN RUTLAND. place of my retreat ; and entreated

To be continued.) then all, (should they hear any inquiries made after me) on no account to betray me.

DESCRIPTION of the Town of CockOh! lady Laura, what a fituation

ERMOUTH, in CUMBERLAND. was mine!-thus to be thrown on

[With a View of ibe Callie, elegantly the mercy of strangers. | They all allured me I might rely

engraved.] upon them; and, atter taking leave COCKERMOUTH is fituazed of my good friend, and settling with W at the couflux of the Derwent by hostels, I departed with my new and the Cocker, from the last of VOL. XXVII.

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which it derives its name. The | from Whitehaven, twenty from Care town is populous, well-built, and life, and three hundred and one hitis considerable trate. It stands from London. between two bills, and has a caftle on one, and a handfodil church on the other, on the gates of wbi: hare the AcCOUNT of the new TRAGEDY, arins of the Miltons and Humfre. I called THE CONSPIRACY, par. villes, Lucies, and Peicies. The formed, for the firft time, at the town is divided by the Cocker into 1 Theatre Royal, Drury.tani, two parts, which have a cornuanica. Tuesda;, Not. 15. tion by two stone bridges.

The church, which was anciently THE plot of this piece, which is a chapel of eale to Brid:eham, a T l the production of Mr. Jepti. village about a mile off, though now fon, is a story originally adopted by diftinct from it, with two finall | Metastasio as the table of one of his ciapels of its own, was first built in most resplendent operas, La Cle the reign of king Edward III, and menza di Tito ; and certainly the rebuilt entirely from the ground, idea is happily chosen to illustrate except the tower, in the year 1711, the benign and dignified qualities by virtue of a biief.

| of that good monarch. In a time, About two miles diftant, the ruins | therefore, like the present, the loyal of Pan caftlern be discovered, | Muse of Mr. Tephson was naturally which appears to have been poflefled led to adopt a fable which teaches brthe Romans A large open verrel | the important lesson, that no virtues, of urcen ftone like a fout, was found no clemency in a fovereign, can here, curiousiv co rave with images, always protect him from the violence piticularly of a priest dipping a l of the pallions of those that surround child in the wall, which was the him, or even the treacher yofthe dearprimitive niode of baptifin, and a est objects of his benevolence. This is Dapith infcripti non it in Runic | the purpose; and with this truly loyal characters, fignifying that Erhard, I intention he has decorated Titus wrth one of their chirirain, was baptifed all the affecting virtues which he has here, whole example was followed by received from the more durable fame the rest.

of bistory; and he places the treache: The town ftands about twelve ry to which he had nearly fallen a miles from the fea, and vessels of vietim, in a strong hat impreffive good burden may fadly come up to point of view. Mr. Jephson ftand it; though some affirm that no ver- | avowedly at the head of all the fel cau go above Workington. It courtly poets; and, though the prebas 110 corporation. The chief ma fent drama cannot rank with his giltrate is a bailiff, who is chosen Braganza, nor his Count of Narannually by a jury of sixteen burgh- bonne, yet it has just pretenfions to ers, at the duke of Somerset's courts. praise. The language is alwars

It fent members to parliament nervous and fimple ; he disdain, one in the reign of Edwant I. and with becoming tafte, the indated once in that of Edward Ill. but not jargon of that modern chub of poets afterwards till 1610, fince which who take their aeroftatic flighrabore time it has, fint two. The duke of the regions of intelligence: his suieSomeríti's auditor holds a court taphors are not frequent, for loter: here twice a year, and bis bailiff has he flies indeed once to Sirius to 3the only apartment habitable in the I count for the fury that rages in the cail, wiih barns and a stable. blood; but in general hisdecorations

Lockernouil is licuated ten miles are recommended by their chain

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