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not, nor seemed to hear me. I then humbled myself to her as in the days of her innocence and first power, supplicating her 104 tice, entreating even her commiferation! Al was to no purpofe ; she neither received nor repulsed me, and was alike inat. tentive to exhortation and to prayer. .." Whole hours. did I spend at her feet, vowing never to rise 'till she spoke to me-all, all in vain ! She seemed deaf, mute, and insensible; her face unmoved, a settled despair fixed in her eyes,--those eyes that had never looked at me but with dove. like softness and compliance! She fat constantly in one chair ; the never changed her dress ; no persuasions could prevail on her to lie down, and at meals she just swallowed fo much dry bread as might save her from dying for want of food...... ii • " What was the distraction of my fools to find her bent upon this course to her last bour Quick came that hour, but never will it be forgotten ! Rapidly it was gone, but eternally it will be remembered !.. : " When she felt herself expiring, she acknowledged she had made a vow, upon entering the house, to live speechlefs, and motionless, as a penance for her offences. . " I kept her loved corpse 'till my own fenses failed me it was then only torn from me--and I have lost all recollection of three years of my existence !" · Cecilia fhuddered at this hint, yet was not surprized by it: Mr. Gosport had acquainted her he had been formerly confined ; and his fightiness, wildness, fiorid language, and ex. traordinary way of life, had long led her to fufpect his reason had been impaired. : “ The scene to which my memory first leads me back, (con tinued he,) is visiting her grave ; folemnly upon it I returned hér vow, though not by one of equal severity. To her poor remains did I pledge myself, that the day should never pass, in which I would receive nourishment, nor the night come, in which I would take reft, 'till I had done, or zealously attempted to do, fome service to a fellow-creatore.

" For this purpose have I wandered from city to city, from the town to the country, and from the rich to the poor. I go into every house where I can gain admittance ; I admonith all who will hear me, I shame even those who will not. I seek the diftreffed wherever they are hid ; ' I follow the prosperous, to beg a mite to serve them. I look for the diflipated in public, where, amidst their licentiousness, I check them ; I pursue the unhappy in private, where I counsel and endeavour to affift them. My owo power is small; my relations, during my fufferings, li

mited me to an annuity ; but there is no one I scruple 20 folicit, and by zeal I supply ability.

« Oh, life of hardthip and penance! laborious, toilfome, and reftlefs! but I have merited no better, and I will not repine at it ; I have vowed that I will endure it, and I will not be torfworn.

“ One indulgence alone, from time to time, I allow myself; it is mufic! which has power to delight me, even to rapture ! it quiets all anxiety, it carries me out of myself; I forget, thro' it, every calamity, even the bittereft anguish.

« Now, then, thao chou hast heard me, tell me, haft thou cause of forrow ?

ANECDOTES OF S18 STEPHEN FOX.

[From Pennant's Journey from Cheffer.] T HAT favourite of fortune, Sir Stephen Fox, is repre

1 fented (in a picture, now at the seat of the Comptons, in Northamptonshire,) ficting in a long wig and night-gown ; 2 good-looking man. He was the son of a private family in Wilthire, but raised himself by the most laudable of means that of merit. After the battle of Worcester, in which his elder brother was engaged, he fied with him to France, and was entertained by Henry, lord Percy, then lord-chamberlain to our exiled monarch. • To young Fox was committed the whole regulation of the household; " who (as lord Clarendon obferves) was well 992libed with the languages, and all parts of clerkship, honelty, and discretion, as was necessary for such a traft; and indeed his great industry, modesty, and prudence, did very much con. tribute to the bringing the family, which for so many years had been ander no government, into very good order.” On the rekoration he was made clerk of the green cloth; and on the zaifing of the two regiments, the first of the kind ever known, he was appointed pay-master, and soon after pay-master-general to all the forces in England.

In 1679, he was made one of the lords of the treafury; and in the same year, first coin millioner in the office of matter of the horse ; and in 1682, had interest to get his son Charles, chen only twenty-three years old, to be appointed fole pay-master of che forces ; and himself, in 1684, fole commiffioner for master of the horse. James II. continued to him every kind of favour, yet Sir Stephen made a very easy transition to the succeeding

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prince, and enjoyed the same degree of courtly emolument. James thought he might have expected another return from this creation of the Stuarts ; accordingly excepted him in his act of grace, on the intended invasion of 1692.

Sir Stephen made a noble use of the gifts of fortune : he rebuilt the church of Farly, his native place ; built an hospital there for fix poor men, and as many poor women; erected a chapel there, and handsome lodgings for the chaplain, and en: dowed it with 1881. a year : he founded in the same place a charity-school ; he built the chancel of a church in the north of Wiltshire, which the rector was unable to do. He also built the church of Culford, in Suffolk, and pewed the cathedral of Salisbury : but his greatest act was the founding of Chelsea hofpital, which he firit projected, and contributed thirteen thou: sand pounds towards the carrying on; alledging, that he“ could not bear to see the common soldiers, who had 1pent their strength in our service, beg at our doors.”

He married his second wife in 1703, when he was seventy fix years of age, and had by her tivo fons ; Stephen, late carl of Ilcheller; and Henry, late lord Holland. His happiness continued to his last moment ; for he died, without experiencing the usual infirmities of eighty-nine, in October 1716.

ANECDOTE of MR. HOGARTH, W I TH Dr. Hoadly, the late worthy chancellor of Win

Vy chester, Mr. Hogarth was always on terms of the strictest friendship, and frequently visited him at Winchester, St. Cross, and Alresford. It is well known that Dr. Hoadly's fondness for theatrical exhibitions was so great, that few visitors were ever long in his house, before they were solicited to accept a part in some interlude or other. He himself, with Garrick and Ho. garth, once performed a laughable parody on the scene in Julius Cæfar, where the ghost appears to Brutus. Hogarth personated the specire ; but to unretentive was his memory, that, although his speech consisted only of two lines, he was unable to get them by heart. At last they hit on the following expedient in his favour. The verses he was to deliver were written in Tuch large letters, on the outside of an illuminated paper lanthorn, that he coula read them when he entered with it in his hand on the ftage.- Hogarth painted a scene on this occasion, representing a Sutling booth, with che duke of Cumberland's huad, by way of fign. He also prepared the play-bill, with characteriitic ornaments. The original drawing is still preserved, and we could with it were engraved, as the slightest sketch from the design of so grotesque a painter would be welcome to the numerous collectors of his works.

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AGATHOS PAIS.

A SERMON aâually preached by an old MINISTER to three

HIGHWAYMEN.

[ Copied from a new Publication. ] Four gentlemen and an old minifter riding along the road met three highwaymen, who dismounting, plundered them : the old minister begged very hard to have a little money, as he was going to pay a bill in London ; so they being generous fellows, gave him all his money back again, on condition of his preaching them a fermon; fo, taking them off the highway, he Taid as follows:

Gentlemen, “ You are the most like the old apostles of any men in the world; for they were wanderers upon the earth, fo are you. They had neither lands nor tenements that they could call their own; neither, as I presume have you. They were defpised by all, but those of their own profession, and so, I believe are you. They were unalterably fixed in the principles they professed ; Vol. I, 6,

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and, I dare. swear, fo are you. They were often harried into gaols and prisons, were persecuted by the people and endured great hardłhips; all of which sufferings I presume have been undergone by you. Their professions brought them to untimely deaths; and if you continue in your course; so will yours bring you. But in this poing, beloved, ye differ mightily, for the apostles afccaded from the tree into heaven, where I am afraid you will never come : but as their deaths were compensated with eternal glory, yours will be rewarded with eternal shame and misery, unless you mend your manners.

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Must not omit to mention (faya Mr. Pennant, in his “ Jour

ney from Chester to London”) the thort-lived university which existed in the town of Northampton, and which arose from the following occasion :-In 1238, Otho, the pope's legate, happened to visit the oniversity of Oxford, and took his refi-dence at the neighbouring convent of Osney. He was one day respectfully waited on by the students, who were insolently refused admittance by the Italian porter, At length, after intolerable provocation from the clerk of the kitchen, a Welsh ftu. dent drew his bow, and shot him dead. The resentment of government, and the fear of punishment, caused the first secession 06. the students to Northampton, and other places. In fucceed ing years fresh riots arose, and occasioned" farther migrations. At length these migrations were made under fanction of the king, who imagined that, the disturbances arose from the too great concourse of scholars to one place. It is said that not fewer than 15,000 students settled in this town. Whether from resentment of former proceedings against them, or from the usual dilike youth has to governing powers, they took the part of the barons. They formed themselves into companies, had their distinguishing banner, and when Henry III. made his attack on Northampton, proved by far his moft vigorous opponents. After the king had made himself master of the place, he determined to hang every student ; but being at length appeared, he permitted them to return to Oxford, under the conduct of Simon Mountford, and abolished the university of Northampton. :)

AN A NE CDO TE.

THE lace Mr. Charles Yorke being returned a member for I the oniversity of Cambridge, as he was going round

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