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the right of choosing, you must obey his wishes || think herself entitled to give her advice. But and requests, and ought to consider them as com- || witnessing the despair of her lover her scruples mands; and you will agree, Sir, that honour and | vanished, and she determined to examine the duty will make no allowances for the pains of affair, if practicable, as if it were that of an inlove."
different person; and after collecting and discus. " That my be," replied our hero with emo. sing the various opinions, she finished by speak. tion, “ but I thought friendship reckoned them | ing in the following terms: for something; and that it explained itself with “ According to the most rigid morality, I do less harshness." " 0, Sir!” answered Mr. not think you obliged to do for your deceased Harley, " probity and truth need not be clothed benefactor what you never would have done for in fiowery language, and all those who will think him while living. What were his intentions? it or speak differently from me are either fools or appears to me that he had two: the one to di. rogues.” “ But you will permit me to bclieve, vide his fortune between the two leings he loved notwithstanding the deference I have for your most, his daughter, and you whom he considered wisdom and morals, that there exists in the as his son, you whom he declares he had chosen universe men endowed with equal virtues, and for his heir from the moment he took you under equally enlightened; I will consult them, Sir, his protection; the other was to establish his and if I find them all of your opinion, death daughter, by marrying her to a worthy man, who shall deprive me from obeying their counsels." would be able to love her and make her happy,
Saying these words he hastily departed, with and preserve for her a furtune, which Mr. Cleout listening to Mr. Harley, who loudly ex ments would not conside to her mother, for fear, claimed, “ You may die if you please, but that as he gives you to understand, she should dissiwill prove nothing. It is often easier to die than I pale it. In doing all that your cousin would have do one's duty, as I have proved a thousand times.” | done, you cannot offuni his memory. Divide Sir Edward had reached the street, yet the old the possessions with Miss Jones as if she were gentleman followed him to the door, quoting Il your sister; you will then have fulfilled the first Cicero's Offices,
point: afterwards endeavour to find her a partner, Our hero, lis mind too much tormented to be who shall have nearly the same qualities which discreet, ran to consult his friends, first enjoining Mr. Clements admired in you; I, inore than any them secrecy. Each was of a different opinion; 1 person, think you will find such a man but with some wished him to divide the succession equally much difficulty ; but the fair Frances who is not between the deceased's relations, reserving a share acquainted with you will see you with different for himself, and then he would be at liberty to eyes from mine. Until this time arrives keep marry his fair widow; and others advised him to the fortune in your hands, administering to her give up the whole to Mr. Clements' daughter ; necessities as a guardian does to his ward. It apand a few were of Mr. Harley's opinion! Many pears to me that if your cousin had lived he of his most fashionable friends assured him that would not have acted differently; and no one his first engagement with Mrs. Harley, left him || can require that you should do more for Frances free of that imposed by his cousin, and that he || than her father would have done." might marry his mistress without giving up a IL A well argued point from the lips of those shilling of the fortune bequeathed to him. In | we love, bears double conviction. Sir Edward short, this affair was viewed in so many different convinced by what he had just heard, and imlights, that poor Sir Edward, who had all his life patient to follow an advice which seemed to conendeavoured to be blamed by no one, began to ciliate all parties, set out the next morning to despair of accomplishing his aim on this occa inform Mrs. Jones of his intentions. The mother sion.
and daughter, thought he, will find themselves at More agitater, more misera le than ever, he the summit of their wishes, they little expect returned to Mrs. Harley, to ask her what he ought the immense present I am taking them. I shall to do, determined to sacrifice all the opinions to insure Mrs. Jones a handsome annuity for her which he had listened to hers. He found her || life, and the interesting Frances, with five tholialone and in tears, at the sight of which our hero sand a year, will not want for lovers; I shall fell on his knees, and took Heaven as a witness allow her a free choice ; I shall make two being; that no power on earth should force him to betray happy, and shall be happy myself, and no one I his vows, and concluded by supplicating her to think will be able to blame my conduct, when regulate his conduct, promising to do every thing all the parties concerned will openly declare their but marry Miss Jones. The affectionate Eliza gratitude. O my beloved Eliza ! it is to you I required much solicitation before she would con | owe these blessings, it is your prudence that sent to what he asked, she felt too much in-has snatched me from the dangers in which terested in the part Sir Edward would take, to || I was involved! How delightful it is for your lover, tu owe all his happiness to youf handsome young woman was reading with great alone!
attention a letter, which, on Sir Edward's enFilled with the most pleasing ideas our hero trance, she hastily hid in her bosom. Our hero arrived at the Priory. It appeared to be a very ! bowed, and the young woman arose with some ancient building, and much out of repair. On confusion, but gracefully returning his salute, entering the court-gard, a servant of rather a and begging him to be seated, left the room on shaby appearance, asked him what he wanted. che pretence of informing her aunt. Sir Edward Sir Edward told hiin he wished to see Mrs. Jodes, on hearing this appellation, no longer doubted and if she was at home, to tell her that the that this was Frances;- he however dared 100 cousin of Mr. Clements, whose death she had, recall her, and Mrs. Jones, in a few minutes, he supposed, been made acquainted with, re- | made her appearance unaccompanied by her quested to see her. The man said his mistress
Il niece. had heard of Mr. Clements death, and imme.
[To be concluded in our next.] diately showed him into a parlour, where a very
ADDITIONS TO THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CERTAIN ANIMALS.
WOLVES. Citzen Felix, in 1797, brought a lion || In 1799 one of the wolves which was kept in and a lioness to the national Menagerie in Paris. the national Menagerie, in Pa
the national Menagerie, in Paris, brought forth About two years after, Felix fell ill, and could no several soung ones, o
several young ones, of which three were left her longer attend the lions, so that another person to bring up; one of these little ones sometimes was obliged to do the duty for him. The licn, got through the bars of the cage in which they sad and solitary, remained from that moment were kept, in order to play with the dogs in the constantly seated at the end of his cage, and re yard, and afterwards returned into the cage. The fused to receive any thing from the stranger; his keeper said that the father and dam of the young presence was even lateful to him, and he me- wolves were displeased at this frequentation; be naced hin by roaring. The company of the this as it may, one morning they fell on the three female also seemed 10 displease hiin, he paid no young ones and devoured them; nothing was left attention to her. The uneasiness of the animal || but pieces of the skin and a few bones. made himn be thought really ill, but no person It may not be thought incurious to insert a few dared to approach him. Al length Felix got particulars about the number of wolves in France, well, and meaning to surprise the lion, he crept extracted from two French publications on the softly to the cage, and showed only his face subject. M. de la Bergerie, in his “Researches against the bars; the lion directly made a bound | into the principal impediments to the progress of against the bars, patted him with his paws, licked Agriculture," says," If the state were to pay a his hands and face, and trembled with pleasure. | million of livres for the head of the last wolf in The female ran to him also, but the lion drove France, it would in the same year, gain above her back, seemed angry, and unwilling she twenty millions : on my own lands between the should soatch any favours from Felix; a quarrel | months of March and October, which time does seemed about to take place between them, but not include the season when wolves commit the Felix entered into the cage to pacify them; he greatest ravages, they destroyed a bull, a caw, a caressed them by turns. Felix is now frequently || mare, and a foal,” M. de Moncel says," In seen between this formidable couple, whose iny parish, in six weeks time of the winter 1797, power he has fettered, holding a kind of conver- || the wolves destroyed twenty three horses, and in sation with them. If he wishes them to separate a neighbouring parish fifty-three head of cattle and retire to their cage, they obey his cominands, || in the same year.” and at the least sign from him, lie down on their This book contains a register, in near 400 pages, backs to shew strangers their paws armed with || of the havoc made by wolves, and mentions that terrible claws, and open their mouths full of twenty-three persons were devoured by them in treniendous teeth; and are rewarded by being the environs of Sens. From the emigration of permitted to lick his hands. These two animals, || rich and idle people, from the general disarming, of a strong breed, are five years and a half old and from the ordinary consequences of war, (1799); they were both of the same mother, and wolves have multiplied terribly in France; in have always lived together,
1796 the government proclaimed rewards to whoever killed a wolf big with young, of fifty' y have devoured 120,000 sheep, not to mention livres, twenty livres for every young wolf, and horses and cattle. If the value of these animals a hundred and fifty livres for any wolf who was be calculated it will be found to amount to an known to have destroyed any man, woman, or enor mous sum, both on account of the preserchild. The result of this proclamation was pub vation and the reproduction. Jished in the “ Apnals of Agriculture," the fol Wolves infested Ireland many centuries after lowing year; by which it appears, that notwith-| their extirpation in England; the last presentstanding eleven departments had not yet sent in ment for killing wolves being made in the county their statement, there were killed in one year in of Cork about the year 1710. France,
The breed of these animals can hardly ever Mad wolves, or which had attacked men. 22 | become extinct in France, because they abound Male wolves, not mad .............. 1034 in the immense forests of Germany which confine Wolves big with young ............
114 on the north east borders of France, into which She wolves not with young.......... 702 empire thousands are continually making inroads. Young wolves, the size of foxes ...... 3479 M. de Moncel, among other enemies to agri.
culture, enumerates sparrows, which occasion
- Total 5351 infioite damage. Their number is calculared to In this list is not reckoned such as were killed by be half that of the population of France, and persons who did not claim any reward.
that each sparrow eats annually a measure of These six thousand wolves would probably corn weighing twenty pounds. These birds are have produced in two years at least twelve thou. equally noxious in other countries. sand more, which, at only ten sheep each, would
(To be curtinuerl.).
SELECT ANECDOTES AND SAYINGS OF THE LATE M. DÁ CHAMFORT, MEMBER OP TIE FRENCH ACADEMY, OF MADAME
NECKER, AND OTHERS.
A RING of Sardinia was once told that the Some of the counsellors at the bar talking nobility of Savoy were very poor. At a certain loudly during a trial, M. de Harley, the president, time several noblemen, knowing that the king said, "If those gentlemen who converse towas to pass through Chambery, came to pay their gether made no more noise than those gentlemen homage in magnificent dresses. The king gave who are asleep, it would be more agrecable to them to understand that he did not think them those gentlemen who listen." so poor as had been represented. “ Sire," an. swered they, " we were informed of your ma- ! Mademoiselle du Thé having lost one of her jesty's arrival; we have done what we ought, but lovers, and this event having becoine public, a we owe what we have done.” Nous avons fait gentleman who paid her a visit, found her playing tout ce que nous derions, mais nous devons tout ce on the harp; and quite surprised, said to her, que nous frons fait." .
“I thought to have found you in a state of de
solation!” “ Ah!" said she, in a pathetic tone, The book of Helvetius, De ( Eisprit, and Voll" you should have seen me yesterday !" taire's poem of La Pucelle d'Orleans, were prohibited in Switzerland at the same time. A Aldy conversing with a gentleman, said, magistrate of Berne, after a strict search for those “Get you gone, you always talk nonseuse." two works, wrote to the senate :" We have “Madam," replied he, “ I hear it sometimes, not found in the whole province either wit or and you catch me in the fact." maid."
A lady who was piqued with the manner in • Gabrielli, the celebrated singer, having de which a gentleman refused to marry her, said to manded five_thousand ducats of the Empress of him, “You are the silliest man about the court." Russia, for singing two months at Petersburgh, the “ You certainly see the contrary," replied he. Einpress answered, " I do not pay any of my Field-marshals at that rate." “ If that be the The manager of a theatre begging the Dulee de Cáse,” replied Gabrielli, “ your Majesty has only Villars to fortid the free admission of the court to make your Field marshals sing.” The Em Pages to the playhouse, said, “ My lord, you will press paid the five thousand ducats.
please to observe that many pages makea Wolume." No. XXII. Vol. III.
A preacher said, “ When Father Bourdalouei A gazetteer inserted in his paper," Some preached at Rouen, he crused much disorder, say Cardinal Mazarin is dead, oihers that he is trades people left their shops, physicians their still living; as to me, I believe neither the one patient, &c. I preached there the following year," nor the other." added he, " and restored every thing to order."
A printseller wanted to sell at an exorbitant A person said to Rousseau, who had won seve price the portrait of Madame la Moste (of nerk. ral games at chess of the Prince of Conii, “ You lace memory), who had been whipt and branded have not made your court to the Prince, you on the scaffold four days before, and gave for should have let him win a few games." "How!" | reason that the print was taken before the letterreplied he, “ do not I give him a Rook?"
A witty lady, not handsome, finding Marshal Viscount S. once met M. de V. and said to Richeli u took no notice of her at court, but was him, " Is it true, Sir, thal in a house where I engaged in conversation with a lady who was am thought in be witty, you said I had no wit at very beautiful, but was accounted rather stupid, | all'" M. de V. answered, “ My lord, there is wen' up to him and said,-“ Marshal, you are not a word of truth in the matter, I never was in not blind, but I believe you are a little deaf." any house where you were thought to be witty,
and I never had occasion to tell any body you bod In an Italian farce, Harlequin reflecting on the no wit at all." various defects of each sex, says, "How perfect should we all be if we were neither men nur Those persons who enter into long printed women!”
ll justifications before the public, appear to me
like dogs which run yelping after a post-chaise. “ You are always yawning," said a woman to her husband. “ My dear friend," replied he,' “From whence the phrase-learn to die ? “the husband and wife are one, and when I am said a young lady, “I perceive that people alone I grow weary.”
succeed very well the first time.”
A person said to a physirian, “ Well, Doctor, | A man of moderate fortune underto k to assist Mr B. is dead not wishs:anding you: pirom;sed to an unfortunate gentleman who was left in want cure hiin." The Docior replied, “ You were by two rich noblemen who had formerly been his abs: nt, Sir, you did not follow the progress of intimate friends; the particulars of the affair the cure-he died curen."
wire told him, with its aggravating circunstances
relarive to the two noblemen. He answered An Abbé, member of the French academy, a quicely :-" How do you think he world could great purist, was working at a grammar. One subsis: if poor people were not contimually emday the company he happened to be in was la- !l plojel in doing the good which the rich neglect, menting the mis aries of the wars _" All this and in mending the evils which ihey commit?" maiters not,” said he, “it does not hinder me fron baring inserted in my grain mar two thou. A French nobleman h d been in love with a sand French verbs completely conjugatud.” lady of high rank whotrejed him wi h contempt.
He beatje prime minister; she stood in need of Time is like space, it is only measured by the i him, and he reminded her of her rigour « Ah! ubjects which fill it.
my lord," said she ingenuously," who could have
foreseen this !" An o'r gentieman had 'made a settlement of || Afty pou ds a year on a young girl, to be paid as A country Doctor going on foot to visit a palong as she loved him. She in considerarely left tient in a neighbouring village, took a gun to him, and art ched herself to a young man, who, | amuse himself on the road. A peasant mee him, having examined that contract, though he could | and asked him whither he was going? “ To see revive it lo consequence, she claimed the a patient.” “ Are you afraid of missing him?" quarlı rs which were due since the last payment, i informing sim upon stamped paper that she still A perfumer would emulate the greatest poets, continued to love hion
and strike our imagination more forcibly if he
could, for example, imitate the scent of the earth A foolish fellow sind in a company, “ An idea after a shower of rain in the spring, or after a strikes ine.”-A wag retorted, “ I am surprised summer heat; so great is the power of ren ini
scence and the connexion of ideas.
A girl at confession said, "I accuse myself of! Towards the end of life we are ourselves; we baving esteemed a young man." '* Esteemed! || no longer seek to please, and we lose the desire how many times?” asked the Father.
of pleasing together with the right.
A French actress recited impreca!ory verses D'Alembert was of opinion, that for the pubwith terrible gestures, but as soon as she had lic assembled a parricular kind of eloquence is done, her face remained quite composed and with !| requisite; that it is essential to speak in short out dumb play. M, Garrick said of her, “She sentences, and never to exhibit any thing to is a good girl, she puts herself into a furious pas notice which is difficult to be understood. As sion, but she bears not the least shadow of malice.”
soon as the attention of a numerous assembly is
distracted for a moment it cannot be fixed anew. By writing upon all the events of our lives, on all the thoughts worth attention which succes. The following epitaph was made on the mother sively occupy us, on the influence of things rela- of the Duke d'Orleans, regent:-" Here lies tively to our character and temper, and by often Idleness.” The proverb says,"Idleness is the reading what we may have written at different mother of all vices." times, we multiply and prolong the advantages of experience.
“I do not like those impeccable women," said
T ,“ who are above all wiakness I fancy M. Orri, Comptroller-General of finances, | I read on their door the line of Dante on the gate a blunt, worthy min, said to a lady whom of hell.-Voi che intrate, lasciate ogni speranza." Louis XV. bari just taken into favour (afterwards Marquise de Pompadour), who requested a place An idea which appears twice in one work, for one of her friends," If you are what people especially if at a short distance, affects me in the say, you do not want my interest; if you are not, man:er these people do who, after having taken I will bestow this place according to merit." leave, return to fetch their cane or sword. Madame turned her back on him, and the King afterwards received him coolly.
“I am playing at chess for a shilling in a saloon
where the dice are rattling for a hundred guineas," On observing the miserable shifts which many said a General who w.is employed in a difficult persons are reduced to in order to kill time, 1 and unprofitable service, whilst other Generals open a book, and say to myself, as the cal did 10 were making easy, brilliant, and lucrative cam. the fox, I have but one trick, but it never fails paigns. me in time of need,
The Duke de Lauraguais carried off an actress; Those persons who are solely ar?dicted to self-| the Duchess was generally es:eemed, and the love, continually persuade themselves that others public was exasperated at her husband for this are either admiring or envying them; they are action. He attempted to justify himself to like thieyes who perpetually believe ihey are
the Abbe d'Arnaud, with the eulogy of his pointed at.
mistress. “ Have you done?" answered the
Abbé,“ put into the other scale the contempt We should endeavour to guard ourselves of the public.” The Duke embrac d him feragainst being plagued about trifles. This is the vently; “ my dear Abbé, I am the happiest of malady of happy persons, it pursues thein like men, I possess at one time a virtuous wife, a those ephemeron insects which will not let us charming mistress, and a sincere friend." enjoy a fine day.
Marmontel said that ihe difference between In a dispute on the prejudices which render the tragedies of the ancients and those of the the family of a criminal infamous, N- , said, moderns was like that between a spit-jack and a “ It is quite enough to see honours and rewards watch ; as to the jack, the weight which moves bestowed where there is no virtue, without in the machine is on the outside; this is fatality, &c : fiicting a punishment where there is no crime. in the watch, as in modern tragedy, the springs are
in the inside; these are love, ambition, &c. The siogers belonging to the chapel of a poor nobleman solicited to be paid their salary; they A man being at his last gasp, his confessor received for answer,-“ We do not pay those attended him, and said, "I am come to exhort who cry for their money, how would you have you to die.” “And I,” replied the other,“ oxas pay those who sing for it?"
hort you to let ine die."