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the Dauphin of France, afterwards Charles nault, Holland, and Zeland, and a large II. Philip, poffefred of eminent talents, part of the Netherlands seemed destined to yurished an ambitious mind, and, already the sway of an Englifh Prince. After fome after of ample domains in the Netherlands, time, the Duke, accompanied by a body of ught to augment his power in that coun- English troops, passed over with the Princess y. The fair inheritance of his kinswo., into Haynault, to take poffeffion of the doan, the Princess of Haynault, presented minions that he now claimed by the title of 1 object to which the ambition of this Prince his marriage. pired ; and he had studied to draw advan But the felicity of Jacoba was of no long ge to himself by fomenting troubles in her duration, and she was soon to prove the ill ates. For this purpose he had formed a effects of nuptials too precipitately contractague with John of Bavaria, and had secret. ed. The Duke of Burgundy, now full of
aided him in his enterprises in Holland. resentment, inveighing leverely against the File indulged the hope that no progeny light conduct of Jacoba, and complaining ould rise from the bed of the Duke of loudly of the wrong that was done to the rabant; he had not been much moved by Duke of Brabant. joined his troops to those le marriage of Jacoba to that Prince, and of that Prince, and a powerful army ade had afterwards heard with satisfaction of vanced into Haynault to oppose the Duke le variance that had taken place between of Glocester. The force of the Duke of at ill-assorted pair ; but he was greatly Gloceiter was not able to withstand the comarmed when he learned the new engage- bined army of Burgundy and Brabant, and lents that the Princess had formed with the a Naughter was made of a great part of the uke of Glocefter, and reso ved to employ English troops at Braine in itaynault. LetI his efforts to prevent their intended union. ters of mutual accusation and defiance now Vith this view, whilst he applied himself to passed between the Dukes of Burgundy and pofe the suit of Jacoba to the Papal Sec, Gloceiter, and a day was appointed for the e also made warm representations against fingle combat of these princes. Whilft by is marriage to King Henry and the Eng- this defiance, which yet in the end took no h court, where he justly polleffed much effect, a suspension of arms was produced, the fluence. England had been indehted for a Duke of Glocefter took that occasion of rerent part of her triumphs over France to turning into England, that he might collect e aid of the House of Burgundy ; and her a larger force. The Princess had at first iture succelles in that war depended much determined to accompany him thither ; but, n the assistance of that powerful Houle. won by the prayers of the citizens of Mons, The resentment that Philip had conceived who gave folemn assurances that they would gainst the Dauphin, on account of the afo defend her during the abfence of the Duke, uffination of his father, now bound him in the consented to remain in Haynault, and to rmn' amity with Eng and ; and it was of fix her abode at Mons. She had foon cause zuch moment that no just cause of offence to repent of this too easy compliance. No hould be given to this Prince, by which sooner had the Duke of Glocetter departed, mis bond of union might be weakened. The than the Duke of Burgundy applied all his afluence which Philip possessed in the Eng. efforts to seduce the people of Haynault uh court was also augmented by his affinity from their duty to their lovereign, and in
the Duke of Bedford, the second bro particular to gain the city of Mons. In this hier of the King, a brave and accomplished he fucceeded too wel; and the Princess, beprince, to whom he Irad given his fifter Anne trayed by the citizens of Mons, in whom the n morriage.
had trulied, and tining nn succour from the . But the opposition, though powerful, of Duke of Glocester, to whom she conveyed he Duke of Burgundy, did not hinder the her griefs in a letter written from her " talle Princess Jacoba and the Duke of Gloceiter and iraitorous city of Mons *,' as she styles
om the accomplishment of their purpofe. that plare, vas compelled to surrender herThe Princeis pared over into England, fulf to the Duke of Burgundy, and was by where he was well entertained by the King him conducted a prisoner to his city of ind the English court, and where she mar. Ghent in Flanders.
ied the Duke of Glocefter. And that a The courage of Jacoba did not forsake t'apal fanction might not he wanting, a sen. her in this distress Difgailing herself in ence was foon after procured from Benedict man's apparel, and passing through the Xll, by whirh her former marriage was an. streets of Ghent by night, the found means culieci, and her marriage with the Duke of to escape into her province of Holland, Glocider was eitablished. Fortune now where me was gladly received by that party teemere to finile on Jacoba, and with an ani- which remuined faithful to her interests. alole Prince she tasted a happiness that me liere he found herfulf at the head of nuad not before experienced. The Duke of
N 0 T Glocriter took the title of Count of Ilav.
* Monirclet: llib. Mas, Dec. 176%.
Story of tbe Princess J..coba of Haynault. merous forces, and gave an overthrow to But the blow that imprinted the de her disaffected subjects in that province. The wound on the mind of Jacoba, was th : Duke of Burgundly, to whom John of Ba- conftancy of the Duke of Glockfier
. TE varia had now bequeathed his pretended Prince, from a compliance, as he prezi right to the States of Jacoba, alarmed at ed, with the counsels of his brother and the success of the Princess, advanced with Duke of Bedford, but inore from the his army into Holland. While Jacoba op. worthy paffion which he entertained for : poses a brave resistance to this Prince, the anor Cobham, whom he afterwards me Duke of Glocefter folicits freh succours in ed, and whose pride wrought his beau England, where he was retarded by many now declared his purpose of separating List obllacles. Henry V. was now dead, and the self from the Princess of Haynauk, am. crowns of England and of France had de- yielding entire obedience to the mana fcended to his infant fon, Henry VI. a prince Martin the Pope. Deserted by her fut born to an unhappy destiny; and a troubled forsaken by the ungrateful Duke of minority ulhered in an unfortunate reign. cefter, pressed by the armies of Phuip, Though the luke of Glocefter was now ad- unfortunate Jacoba, after many extra ranced to a high rank, and poffeffed popu- a noble and valorous spirit, was oolis
: lar qualities, yet he found the English court yield to the Duke of Burgundy, and ti little dilposed to support his pretensions in mit to those harsh terms that he wa Ilaynanli with warinth. The tribe between fcribed. The tenor of these terms :: the Dukes of Burgundy and Glocufter had as fulliciently declared the secret att greatly interrupted the succeiles of Englasd, by which that Prince had been fo ke in the war that the waged in France. The tuated. By the first article it was tu! Duke of Bedford, knit in affinity with the ed, that all the dominions of Jacoba 4, Duke of Burgundy, and now appointed to be governed by Philip, who was të Regint in France, was folicitous that the in them by the title of her Lieutenant whole force of England Mould be employed second article, not less rigorous, 13 against that kingdoin. The ambitious Beau- poled on the Princess, now a widow ford, bishop and afterwards cardinal of death of the Duke of Brabant, that he i Winchefter, lought to thwart the views of not be at liberty to contract
future the Duke of Glocester, from the hatred riage without ihe consent of the Sus which he entertained against the Duke, and her provinces and of the Duke of Boys which did not ierminate but with the life of Jacoba had not exceeded her two that Prince. At length, arier many delays, venth year, when she was ebliged to it an English orie was obtained, and, under to thele hard laws. Yielding now to the command of the Lord Fitzwalter, was fortune, and divested of all authority as fent into Holland, to the aid of the Princess provinces, while the retained the er of Haynault. But this force was too weak sovereign, she retired into the country to effect the intended purpose, and, foon land, where a Nender revenue was by after its landing on thie" more of Holland, by Philip to her expence. There, ia" was attacked by the Duke of Burgundy, islands that are surrounded by the liver and after a firarp conflict overthrow'n, the whert, dividing itself into many cha Lord l'itzwalter eicaping with difficulty to it pours its waters into the scean, bis ships.
duiged those melancholy reflections wi The defeat of the Englih army was a fe- the misfortunes of her life suggested
. vere ditappointment to the hopes of Jacoba, times, in order to amuse her melasch and other dilalte's foon followed. The she joined in the village-Sports, and Duke of Burgundy failed not to improve tuted exercises in archery bois vidtory; and while he pursued with vi- hip. In these exerciles, in which Lour his furcelles in arms, he also, by his celled, and that were suited to her se arts and acidreis, drew away the provinces genius, she was well pleased to win the sun of Jacuta more and incre from their fove and to be proclaimed queen by the vois 'rrign, Martin V. triumphant over his rival the villagers. Thus the passed two Benedict XIII. and obtequious to Philip, hier beauty as yet little impaired by time, ifind at the lanne time a bull
, by which the by the accidents of her life, when I marriage of Jacotta with the Duke of Gloc' that had wrought her so many dito celtes was annulled, and her first marriage surprised her again in her retirement, with the buike of Brabant was coniirmed • prepared for her new misfortunes a fer cule was audul, lry which the Among the Lords in Holland wł Prinesis was restrained from varrying ihe been the most adverse to the interefis et Duke of Glociter, even if the ihould be cola, and who on that account had bert coine a widow by the death of the Duke warded by Philip, was Francis Barat of Prabant; an event which, from the ill Lord of Martendyke. This nobleman hraius of that Prince, seemned vor iar dilaut. fefied large eftates in Zeland, and freque
or in hories
made his abode in that province. His when the Princess, with the ardour that was pofition to the interefts of Jacoba had natural to her, transported with joy at the ng kept him at a distance from that Prin- fight of a person so dear, and forgetting Is, till an accident, that fortune threw in that the gave herself into the power of the s way, and of which he profited, gained Duke, instantly tprang from her vefsel upon m an access to her acquaintance. Marga- the fhore, and ran with eagerness to embrace t of Burgundy, the mother of Jacoba, her husband, iving fent to her daughter a present of a Philip had now obtained the advantage ne- horse from Haynault; and “Jacoba, which he fought, and detaining the Princess, om the extreme parsimony of the Duke wrought so powerfully on her fears for her : Burgundy, being unable to reward the husband, that in order to purchase the life erson by whom the horse had been brought, and liberty of Borselen, the consented to » liberally as the wished; Borselen, who yield up to the Duke the entire fovereignty ad learned her distress from a domestic, of all her states and dominions. So high a bok occalion to present a large sum of mo- price did the ambition of the Duke require ey with so good a grace, that the Princess, for the ranfom of Bortelen! Phirip, having buched with his generous proceeding, for attained that object to which he had long ot the prejudices which she had entertained aspired, took poffeffion of the States of Jagainft him, and gave orders that he should coba : and those Provinces, accustomed to ave frec admittance to her company. A his controul, and by his arts indisposed toearer acquaintance prepossessed her still wards their sovereign, fubmitted quietly to nore in favour of Bortelen, who to a grace- his government. In return for that ample ul person joined courtly and engaging man- concession which the Princess had made, he iers. At iength her inclination for this no- affigned to her certain cftates in Holland and sleman, growing from the retirement in Zeland; which Jacoba, setting no bounds which she lived, and perhaps alfo from the to her affection for her husband, bestowed iard restraints imposed upon her, became in free gift upon Borselen. This nobleman ö strong, that, forgetting the disparity of was allo created Court of Ostervant, and ank, and the engagements by which the decorated with the order of the Golden was fettered, me united herself with Borse. Fleece, lately instituted by Philip. en by a private marriage.
Thus was acquired by Philip Duke of BurPhilip, who had employed spics to watch gundy, and by him transmitted to his des the conduct of Jacoba, was no sooner ap- icendants, the province of Haynault, ard priied of this marriage, than he haftened to with it the provinces of rolland, Zeland, iraw from it that advantage which it afiord- and Friesland. This Prince has been diliined to his ambition. While he was inwardguished by the title of Pbilip the Good; an ly pleased, he affecteri violent indignation, appellation to which he is in fome degree inBorfelen by his command was apprehended, titled from the general mildness of his goand conveyed from Zeland to the castle of vernment: but impartiai history will always Rupelmonde in Flanders, situated at the reproarh him with the wrongs done to the confluence of the Rupel and the Scheld. Countess of Haynault: and his unkind and Here, aggravating the presumption of which ungenerous treatment of this Princess, his this nobleman had been guilty, with a view kintwoman, and the unfair advantage that to alarm the Princess, he cauled the report he drew from her errors in conduct, errors to be spread, that the life of Borfelen was that merit great indulgence, imprint a deep to atone for his offence. The Princess of and indelible itain on his memory. Haynault, apprehensive for the life of her Jacoba, who, in place of all her pompous husband, collected a sina!l force in Zeland, titles, now bore only the title of Countijs of and, having armed fome vesels, failed up Ofervant, pailed into Zeland, to taste the the Scheld, with the hope of surprising Ruso pleasures of an bumble station, in the compapelmonde, and delivering her huhand. ny of a husband to whom she had given tucn When she approached to Rupolmonde, the proofs of entire affection, l!istory has not learned that her design had been discovered, spoken of her in her retreat, but it appears that a large force was assembler at Rupel- that her life did not laft long beyond this pemonde, and that Philip himself was in the riod. She died at the age of thirty-fix, an i cattie. Dilappointed in her fcheme, she was buried in the tomb of the Counts of next requefied that she might be permitted, Holland. In her retirement, the had fomefrom her vell, to speak with her cousin the times amused herielf in franing vales of Duke of Burgundy; and the Duke not de- earthen ware: many of thefe have been clining the conference, the inquired earneste found in the lake that surrounded the castle ly of him if her husband was yet alive. where the resided, and were long religiously Philip, as if to remove her apprehensions, kepi by the people of the country, who commanded that Borfelen should be brought named them the var:s of the Lady Jacoba furtlı on the terrace that bordered the river; of Haynault.
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Histories of the Tete-a-Tete. 12: Fories of the Tete-a-Tete dr.nexed, or Me- ed by the excellence of its scenery. In this moirs of Anticipator, and the Barn-door piece, however, he was afifted by a well Fuul.
known general, the modern Congrere, and
a third associate. THE THE various subjects of gallantry which The incidents attending his amour with
have continually presented themselves the heroine of this narrative, are not wortà to our animadversion, forin a regular hifto. recording.– He might excl.wim with Cæfar, ry of amours, and as in a collection of this
“ I came, I saw, I conquered :” the suited kind
every remarkable character should have his taste, and he suited her views.The its place, we have chosen for the hero of the stage was her object, and he had an interest present biographical ellay, a gentleman long with the managers. and well known upon the town.
But though the courthip was short, the Anticipator is a native of Ireland, and fun connection lasted for some time, nor was it to a gentleman who now refides on the Con- without its fruits. Time, however, and la. tinent on a very flender subfistence, the frag. tiety, produced indifference.-Anticipator ment of a dissipated inheritance. llis grand- became enamoured of a new object, and en. father was an intimate friend of Addison's, tered into the bonds of matrimony. and author of several poems which have Frantic paroxysnis, and strong hystericss stood the rest of criticism, and must always were the immediate consequences to the be objects of admiration.
lady.-- But the case, though desperate, was Anticipator was intended for a liberal pro- not incurable ; her connections not having feffion, and received an early education in been founded in sentiment, she fought for the clasics; but his father's narrow circum- comfort in the usual resource of handsons fances reftraining him from the pursuit of women without virtue, and prudently comIttters in un university, he wes forced from cluded to make the mof of the beauty wih necessity, at an early part of life, to bring which nature had endowed her. his little stock of learning and genius to the The stage she confidered the best mart London market, where he retailed them to for her beauty, and was indulged with : the best bidder.
trial at Covent Garden theatre, where the In London le renewed a juvenile connec- performed the character of Alicia in Jane tion,with the manager of a theatre, who Shore, with very considerable approbation
s now the honour of a feat in the house of but the manager differing in opinion with commons, and who alifted him materially the town, the lady was refused an engine with hints; but though privately they ap ment. This, however, did not entirdy dipeared in perfect harmony, yet in public no appoint her hopes : her figure was attratia two men could hold forth more opposite ing, and the display of it had efied. principios: the one having lifted himtelf un veral overtures of love were offered, and the der the banners of lord North, the other vo made the most of them. lunteering in the corps of Mr. Fox.
Had her prudence in faving, borne pro During the asiminiftration of the noble portion to the avidity of her avarice, fixe lord alluled to, Anticipator brought for- muft faon lave fecured
2 compxtency; but ward a pamphlet written in a new style, it her expenditures exceeding her receipisi being the Anticipation of a Debate on the creditors became clamorous : The was arrellKing's Speech. The language of the feve- ed by an inexorable tradesman, and baring ral delvaters was strongly imitative, indeed fo neither money nor security to ofier, was strongly, that for some months after, scarce compelled by necessity to remove her to a meinber could open his lips without creat- body, by virtue ot a Habeas, into the King's ing a laugh.
This pamphlet had a very extensive sale, Here the remained some time, and form. and was undoubtedly the best exertion of the ed a connection, which at least allited kar writer's genius ; a nother, which foon fol- with the necesaries of life ; but deprivativa lowed, though formed on an excellent idea, of liberty to a mind and constitution be afforded neither information nor entertain. hers, was insupportable-fhe folicited and ment; but the first having insured him the cipator for aid, and he having strong interek protection of the minifter, he was, foun af- in the management of Drury Lane checkers
er its publication, rewarded with an ap- the lady was emancipated from confinement pointment to a place worth three hundred and was persuaded to join the theatrica pounds a year.
company in Dublin. In the dramatic line he has also made two
Her reception on the Dublin stage was in attenipts
. His first production was an ori, vourable, but extravagance forced her from ginal opera, which experienced univerfal the country, and the is once more leted -seprobation.-The second, a romarice, tran. London, bartering her perional charus te Dated from the French, which was forced enjoyments of luxury, and is now lifedi mion the town as a fpectacle, and fupport the difvnourable corps of demireps.