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cated in a manner suitable to her mother's rank, and attended by Lidy, who had been Lady Sarab's Confidante. While she was at a Boardingschool at Oxford, Lord Revell died, and fearing left his will might be contested by his relations, if he left Miss Jenny too large a legacy, he chose the expedient of depofiting a letter-case with one Sir Humphrey, who had been Lord Edward's friend and companion, containing fifteen thousand pounds in Bank-bills, of which he made Miss Jenny a present, together with more than four thousand pounds, which was the produce of what her mother left behind her, besides her jewels.
Soon after Lord Revell's death, accident made Miss Jenny, who was then turned of fifteen, acquainted with a young Baronet, Sir James Huntley, who warmly paid his addresses to her. She, however, difcountenanced his pretensions; and a fatal event succeeded, which put her out of the reach of his solicitations.
Sir Humphrey, who undertook to fulfil Lord Revell's generous intentions, had contracted an intimacy with a loose woman, with whom he cohabited. Sir Humphrey being attacked with a violent fit of iil. ness, imprudently trusted this woman with the keys of his fcrutore; and the discovering the hidden treasure which was the property of Miss Jenny, took an opportunity one night of seizing those precious effects, with which Nie made her escape. This circumstance, together with his fickness, so oppressed Sir Humphrey, that he shortly died, and left Miss Jenny quite deftitute.
In this distress, Miss Jenny and her faithful Lidy, were obliged to take their lodging in town, with Lidy's fifter ; and it was determined, as their last resource, to make Miss Jenny known to Lord Alderson, Chance threw a servant of Lord Alderson's in their way, who had attended Lady Sarah in her infancy; and by her means they were introduced into Lord Alderson's family, as her visitants. At the first sight of Miss Jenny, which was accidental, Lord Alderson felt a prepoffeffion in her favour, and grew exceedingly fond of her : but she no sooner made herself known to him, than he withdrew his kindness, and, after treating her
and Lidy with the utmoft cruelty and rigour, he turned them out of doors.
They returned to London in the utmost despair, and Miss, after many fruitless endeavours to be received as a companion to some wealthy lady, found herself obliged to work for her subsittence. These distresses and mortifications brought her into a decline, which seemed to forerun a consumption. As she was taking an airing, for the recovery of her health, in the Park, with a lady, Me was met by Sir James Huntley, who assiduously renewed his addresses, and offered, with unbounded generosity, to repair her fattered fortune. She nevertheless declined being under any obligations to Sir James, and continued to solicit admission into some reputable family. When Sir James understood this, he reproached her with unkindness, offered to make her his wife, and excused himself for not making the proposal sooner, by alledging, that, if he had required her to make a sacrifice of her liberty, before he con. ferred any obligations upon her, and made her condition independent, jo would have appeared like taking advantage of her diitress,
The delicacy of this sentiment moved Mils Jenny, and, in the end, mhe yielded to his solicitations : And, upon his representing that he was
dependent on a relation, who pressed him to an interested union, she
Here she remained for some time in a dangerous state of health, and
Lady Anglesey lived with her brother-in-law, Lord Arundel, whose lady was incurably lunatic. Lord Arundel had other motives besides those of humanity, for recommending Miss Jenny to Lady Anglesey's favour, as he had been the innocent instrument of her fatal connection with Lord Danby: Fer, being with him on the day of his pretended marriage, and being a stranger to his prior engagements, and to the imposition he meditated, he gave Miss Jenny away to that baie betrayer.
After her escape from Mr. Peters, Lord Danby, being dangerously
ill, confeited the fraud to Lord Arundel, begged of him to ufe his Eos deavours to discover her retreat, and to take her under his protection, promising never to moleft her : and, when he understood that chance had thrown her under Lord Arundel's roof, he religiously kept his promise.
By degrees, Lord Arandel entertained a violent paffion for Miss Jenny, which he carefully concealed; but an accident happened which occasioned him uncommon agitation. Lady Rutland dying, Lord Dan. by offered to repair the wrong he had done Miss Jenny, by making her his lawful wife, and preffed Lord Arundel to intercede for him, which he did from a principle of honour: but Mifs Jenny refused the offer with the utmoft disdain and indignation. Soon after Lady Angletey made her acquainted with Lord Arundel's fondness for ber; and, his Lady being dangerously ill, Lady Anglesey pressed her not to rejea his addresses, in cafe he should be free to make them; to which Mifs Jenny, with reluêtance, and from mere principles of esteem and gratia tude, conseated. Lord Arundel foon after set out to visit his fick lady, after having obtaining a conditional promise of Miss Jenny's hand, whenever he should be free.
During his absence, Miss Jenny became acquainted with Lord Clare, wko, to oblige à relation on whom he was dependent, paid forced ad. dresses to Lady Anglesey. Miss Jenny now, for the first time, felt the power of love. In thort, Lord Clare and the conceived a violent pafa fion for each other : but Miss Jenny, though with pain, ftifed her af fections from principles of honour and gratitude. And Lord Atufre det returning, after having buried his lady, the voluntarily renewed her engagements with hiin, and a day was at length fixed for their marriage. But, on the eve of that day, Lord Arundel received a chala lenge from Lord Danby, which he accepted, and fell by the fword of his antagonist; having first made his will, by which he bequeathed Mils Jenny a very ample fortune.
She remained for a long time inconsolable : and was fcarce retovered, when the received a letter from the Viscounters Belmont, ata quainting her with Lord Clare's paffion for her, and foliciting her in his hehalf. This for a white revived her former fentiments in his favou; but the presently recolledled herself, and facrificed them to honour and friendthip. She gave him a positive and determined denial : in confequence of which he married Lady Anglesey; and Mifs Jenny, to avoid the ill confequentes which might chance to arife from a smothered flame, retired to France, after having generously given up to Lady Anglesey, a great part of the estate which me derived from Lord Atuns del's bounty,
Such are the general outlines of this History; in which the fentiments are, for the molt part, highly affecting the incidents are many of them uncommon, and the moral is laudable and instructive.
R-a. Art. 18. The Tales of the Genii; or, the delightful Leflons of Ho
ram, the Son of Ajmar. Faithfully translated from the Persian Manuscript; and compared with the French and Spanish Editions, publithed at Paris and Madrid. By Sir Charles Morell, formerly Ambassador from the British Settlements in
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