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The return of the grand festival was beautiful cheeks were covered with the now at no great distance, when the veil of death. The father, frantic with youngest brother thought it the proper agony, held her in his arms, and prefoccasion for vencuring to give his beloved led her to his heart. “My dear, my the third roken of his affection. He cold only daughter, live, or I muft die wich her, that he hoped she would now wilə thee! I know thou are innocear."-Her lingly wear the full-blown Aower, as mother and her servants were fetched the teftimony of her consent ; at the to her relief, and with difficulty reftorsame time presenting her with an artisi- ed her to herself. cial carnation, interspersed with little She lifted up her eyes, raifed a deep fames and hearts. She ftuck the car- ligh, closed them again, and said' nation in her bosom, unable to conceal “Unhappy Berilla, thou art dihoher joy as she received it; at which noured! Thou wert the comfort of thy her lover was so transported, that he parents, who loved thee in their hearts, derermined to demand her of her and, as the reward of their tenderness, parents.
thou art become the cause of their difHis elder brother, who had given gress!On uttering these words, the her the full-blown Mower at the same burft into a flood of tears. Her father time, thought that nothing more was himself, oppressed with forrow, trove wanting to his happiness than the ap- to calm her tortured mind by every probation and consent of her relations. endearing expression, and by giving her Chance brought them both on the very repeated assurances that he was con same day to the parents of their be- vinced of her innocence. loved. But how great was their afto- father,” said she, “ Am I ftill worthy nishment on their ineering each other ! of thee?"-" That thou art,” he reAs foon as the father appeared, each plied, “thy forrow indicates, which addressed him for his daughter. He at once is ihy justification, and the affured them that he had but one child, triumph of thy sensibility. Compofe of whose virtue, he was fully convinced, thy spirit,” added he, with fighs -+ that she never in opposition to the laws “ I know thy innocence.” The two of the land could favour two lovers at brothers stood speechless at this mournonce. He however concluded, from the ful scene; they alternately cast on each fect likeness that fubfifted becween the other looks of distrust, of anger, and two brothers, that some mistake had theu of compaision. happened, and sent for his daughter to In the mean eime, the amiable maiclear up the matter. She immedi- den completely revived ; at least so far ately appeared, decorated with the four as to be able to reply to fome questions flowers she had received, in the com- . that were made her. She declared, plete conviction, that the cwo full- that the first, who led her to the altar, blown had been presented by one and was the person that made an impression the same hand.
on her heart ; that she, presently after, Venus herself, attended by the as she believed, accepted from him the graces, could not have fone more first coken of his inclination, and at lovely than Berilla--for thus was the length consented to become his ; that damfel called. Her form was noble thereupon she wore the full-blown and majestic ; and her complexion flower : but she was totally ignorant furpassed the blooming rose. No sooner which of the two brothers it was by did te perceive the great resemblance whom it was given her. She concluded between lier lovers, and the cokeAs they by saying, that she was ready to abide wore of ber inclination, 'than she ex. by the judgment of the elders, and to claimed : “ I am deceived! Thou submit to any punishment they should knoweft my innocence, O Almighty think fic to infie. Sun ;"_She was unable to utter alore, As the marriage-engagement is among but fell motionless on the earth. Her the weigh:et concerns of the empire, Hib. Mag. March, 1795.
and as there was no law already pro- nance : Thy misfortune, or rather thy vided in regard to so peculiar a case, imprudence, prevents thee for ever from it was neceffarily left to the decision poflefling either of the brothers. Thou of the pophar, or prince of the country. halt given to each of them an incontestiThe caule was propounded in the pre- ble right to thy person. One hope alone sence of bin and the elders. The remains for thee; and that is, if one of likenesses of the two brothers was in them will forego his pretensions. And reality so great, that they were scarcely now, my sons,” continued he, “what to be distinguished afunder. The have you to say? Which of you is. prince alked, which of the two it was dispolcd to sacrifice his own farisfaction ihat led her to the altar. The eldest to the happinels of his brother?” They Teplied that it was he. Berilla con- both inade answer, that they would feiled, that, indeed, he pleased her at sooner lose their lives. firft; but the impression he made on turned again to the damsel, who seemed her was but flight. Upon this it was on the point of finking to the earth, and asked, who gave the first flowers and said, “Thy case excites my compassion ; it proved to be the youngest. 'Berilla but, as neither of the two will yield, I said she lost that ; but, ihortly after, am obliged to condemn thee to a single her lover returned it to her, though at, ftare, till one of thy lovers shall change. this moment he appeared less amiable lo his opinion or die.” her than before ; however, the con The lot was cruel; for in Mezzorania ftantly thoughe it had been the same. the state of celibacy was a heavy *The point which molt perplexed the disgrace. The whole assembly was judge was, that the maiden had receive about to separare, when the yonnger ed the full-blown flower srom both the brother threw himself on his knees lovers. They looked stedfaftly on each before the judge : “ I implore your other, without daring to u!ter a word. patience for a moment,” faid he ; "I The pophar interrogated the young will rather facrifice my right, than fee lady, whether, at the fame time the Berilla fo feverely doomed. Take her, gave her consent, she did not believe Oh my brother: and may ye live long The was giving it to him who had led and happily together! And thou, the her to the altar? She affirmed, that delight of my life, forgive the trouble The did ; but likewise declared, that my innocent love has caused thee. This her greatest inclination had fallen on is the fule request I have to make thee.” him froin whom she received the first The assembly rose up, and the magnaflower. Both the brothers were now nimous lover was about to depart, when set before her, and the question was the prince commanded him to ftay. put to her, which of the two me.“ Son, remain where thou art," said be, would chuse, if the election were now thy nagnanimity deferves to be freely left to herself; She blushed; and rewarded. The damfel is thine : for, after a few moments of consideration, by this sacrifice, thou hast merited her replied : “ The youngest feems to love. Give' her thy' hand, and live have the greatest inclination for me ;" happily with her.” at the same time darting him a look, They were married flortly after, and that betrayed the secret wishes of her the prince acquired great renown by foul.
this decree. All men now waited with impatience for the decree of the prince, and eagerly
British Theatre. ftrove to read in his eyes the judgment he was going to pronounce : bus particu
JANUARY 23, 1796. larly the cwo lovers, who seemed expect "HE MAN OF TEN THOUSAND, length the prince addressed himself to was acted the órst time at Drury-lane. Perilla, with a stern and gloomy counte- The characters as follows:
Mr. Barrymore an excellent heart, induces him to ap. Sir PertinaxPiciful Mr. Palmer
propriate the produce of a Twenty Dorrington,
Mr. Kemble Thousand Pound Prize, which most Hairbrain, Mr. Bannister, jun. fortunately and opportunely comes up at Curfew, Mr. Dodd
this jundure, to relieve the distresses of Consol, Mr. Suett
his friend, with whose money the ticket Major Rampart, Mr. R. Palmer had been purchased. Herbert is a kind Herbert,
Mr. Wewitzer of domestic to Dorrington, who, by dinc Hudson, Mr. Aiekin
of perseverance, recovers for him an Robert,
Mr. Trueman. ettate of three hundred pounds a-year, Lady Taunton,
of which he had been defrauded, and
the half of which he now refolyes to Olivia,
Miss Farren Annabel, Mrs. Gibbs
appropriate to the use of his ruined
matter. Olivia.coo, who loves and adMaid, Miss Tidswell.
mires Dorrington, ihough the deplores The fable is perfectly fimple, and and condemns his foibles and his vices, may be related in few words.
feels her attachment (trengthened by Dorrington, a rich West Indian, falls the distrefied fituation of her lover. into all the fashionable follies of high Finding that, by the orders of her guarJite, and, as he keeps a sumptuous table, dian (Curfew) her doors had been shut and plays deep, his house is frequented againit him, the determines to visit him, by persons of distinction in the beau and to take with her fuche pecuniary Monde. Among these are Lady Taunton, fupplies as' she supposes to be necessary Lord Laroon, Sir Pertinax Pitiful, Major in his present circumstances. These Rampart, and Curfew, to whose ward she obtains through the means of Con(Olivia) Dorrington is betrothed. These sol, a rich citizen, who was also one of perfons are only induced to visit him by Dorrington's circle, but, like his fashioninterested motives; and his generosity able friends, furfook him in the hour of being boundless, every application to his distress. When Olivia sends for Consol, purse proves successful, and he supplies, for the purpose of procuring the woney, with indiscriminate profusion, the erav- die imagines the has conceived an affecings of the vicious and the wants of the tion for him, and this strange niisconunfortunate. . In the midst of Dorring- ceprion produces one of those scenes ton's splendor Hudson arrives from the which appear in almost every modern Weft-Indies with an account thai a comedy, where a favoured equivoque is dreadful tornado had conipletely de- kept up, in this instance with much ftroyed his ample pofitffions in Barba- diticulty and little effect. The afliit. does, and levelled all his works with the ance of Dorrington's real friends is, ground. Thus deprived of the sole however, rendered unnecessary, by the Source of his wealth, he is immediately reception of intelligence contradicting forsaken by his fashionable friends, Hưdson's account, and Itating, that his whose conduct, in this instance, is con- eitates in Barbadoes had received buc grafied with the fidelity ard attachment very little damage, and, from the deof Hairbrain and Herbert. The former, Itruction of so many other plantations a diffipated young man, who has lavuh- in the island, are greatly enhanced in ed his fortune but preserved his in- value. This news being spread, bis tegrity, seeks, by grasping at every fathionable friends return to his door project which offers itself to his mind, with as much expedition as if Dorringto recover the lost favour of the fickle ton had fent cards of invitation for the Goddess. He is inore inde bred, how- purpose of assembling thenx; but are, of ever, to the bounty of Dorrington, than course, refused admittance. The piece to his own ingenuity, for the means of then concludes with the union, as we subsistence; and gratitnde to his bene- are left to, suppose, for the fact is not factor, joined to a liberal disposition and mentioned, of Dorrington and Olivia ;
and of Herbert and Annabel, who is his 1000l. for Mr. Tangent, and that when coufin, and maid to Olivia.
he arrived in England ditt refles came One of the characters, Major Ram- upon him, and the hopes of retrieving part, has been generally objected 10, his estate- (left him by his father when and the whole performance has not had absent, and which had been usurped by the good fortune to be approved. It is a relation) induced him to make use of not however destitute of merit, though Tangent's money; but being of high shot equal to some of this author's for- pride he cannot bear the idea of Tanmer productions.
gent's knowing it. Tangent, by a freak
of his imagination, is brought into the On the fame evening THE WAY TO presence of Faulkner, who denies hayGET Marrted, a Comedy, by Mr. ing received any money from Lieut. Morton, was acted the first time at Richmond, and determines to leave the Covent-Garden. The characters as town immediately. In this interview follow :
Tangent' becomes enamoured of Julia Tangent, Mr. Lewis
Faulkner, which coming to the kitowToby Allspice, Mr. Quick
ledge of Lady Sorrel, the, in collufion Dashall, Mr. Fawcett
with Mac-Query, orders Faulkner to be
arrested for a debt due to Mac-Query. Cauftic,
Mr. Munden Mac-Query, Mr. Johnstone
On the opening of the Old Maid's will,
it is difcovered that her fortune is left Capt. Faulkner, Mr. Pope
to Caustic in trust, that he shall give it Julia Faulkner, Miss Wallis as a marriage portion to whatever woLady Sorrel, Mrs. Davenport man he shall think most wortby; in Clementina,
Mrs. Mattocks. consequence of which Clementina AllThe following is a Sketch of the Story : fpice and Dalhall pay an obsequious
court to Caustic, whom they had before Dalhal), a splashing citizen who abufed ; and Dashall, to gain the forthrives by monopoly, having left town tune and forward his schemes, peron account of his affairs taking an ad- fuades Toby Allspice to embark a large verse turn, arrives at a country town lo fum in a monopoly he is concerned in, visit his friend Toby Allspice, a grocer, and that London is the only place to who is Sheriff of the Corporation. Lady make a large fortune in. Alispice is Sorrel also arrives there, under a pre- deluded by the flattering anticipations tence of visiting her cousin Caustic, but of Dalhall, and determines to become a in reality to meet young Tangent, gay fellow. When Capt. Faulkner is Caustic's nephew, of whom she is en in prison, Julia comes to her friend Cleamoured. Tangent (a castle-builder), mentina, to beg her aslistance, who sewho is the victim of his own imagina- ceives her with apathy and neglect.tion, arrives at the same time, and is Julia accidentally sees Tangent, at a told by his uncle of the death of an moment when though without a fhil. old maiden lady, whose will be shares. ling in his pocket) he fancies himself and by which it is imagined that All- worth thousands. Tangent, without spice's family will benefit to the amount mentioning his design, leaves her to of near 30,000l. Capt. Faulkner and borrow money of Mac-Query to difhis daughter residing in the same toun, charge Faulkner; and Dalhall, who in extreme poverty, occasioned by a has overheard the conversation, provexatious law-suit---his attorney, Mac- mises to meet her at the prison gate and Query, informs him a non pros has taken liberate her father--but in reality inplace for want of cash to proceed. tends to carry her off. Caustic is rioCapt. Faulkner opens his circumstances lently irritated againit Tangent, on to him, and acquaints him, that while hearing that he has again borrowed mohe was in India, a Lieui, Richmond, ney on usurious terms; and resolving who was Nain there, left to his care to try what effect adversity will have on
his hair-brained nephew, determines to harsh treatment that Laura, his young have him arrested; in the doing of mistress, the niece of Brummagem, rewhich Tangent wourds the bailift, and, ceives from her uncle, determines tò in bis way to prison, encounters Dalhall, rescue her; and to that purpose forms rescues Julia, and carries her to her fa- a plot with Caprain Cheerly, her lover, ther. Faulkner is deeply affected at and Fanny, a female fervant ; in conthe conduct of Tangent, and imaginęs, sequence of which the two latter effect from a hint dropi, that his concealment Laura's escape, while Ralph amuses the of Tangent's property is discovered. old man's attention by a story he preThis stings him to madness, and the tends to relate. Cheerly is aslifted by dread of famine, together with the pro- Vain, an adventurer, who engages for bable dishonour of his child, determines 100l. to carry off Laura ; but being him to propose mutual suicide. At this disconcerted by Ralph's scheme, of moment Tangent, having received the which he was not apprised, is commoney of Mac-Query, and also disco- pletely baffled. Laura and Cheerly are vered his mal-practices with regard to married, and ask Brummagem's
' forCapt. Faulkner's litigated estates, re- giveness, which is granted them. lieves him, who, with due contrition, This simple story is well managed, implores the pardon of Heaven. Dash- and the business enlivened throughout all's name is found in the Gazette, at with a series of comical and laughable the very moment he is about to dupe incidents. Many of the scenes are inAllfpice, and marry his daughter. deed extremely ludicrous, but they are Caustic, delighed with the benevolence pleasant, and fully answer the purpose of liis nephew, becomes reconciled to for which all productions of this nature him, and gives to Julia the marriage are intended, of keeping the audience portion he is entrusted to below,
in a continual merry roar. Spirit and character are to be found. The overcure was by Mr. Parke, jun. in this comedy, which was received and the songs by Mr. Shields. with great applause. The firatagems of female feltilhness and intrigue are Prologue to the Comedy of the Man of here strongly contrasted with the virtues
Ten Thousand. of filial affection to a parent in distress. The performers, and particularly Mr. TO whining prone, to sighs and Pope and Miss Wallis, did great justice
fobs and tears,
[fears ! to their characters, and the piece has How much is man the creature of his already obtained a firm establıhment on Hence grief and lamentation long have the theatre.
The serious subject of the comic scene. FEB. 2., LOCK AND KET, a musical Nor knew the hero of the doleful tale Farce, by Mr. Hoare, was acted the To meet mischance; he knew but to first rime at Covenc-Garden. The cha
bewail ! racters as follows:
Each wind of heaven some swift de
struction brought. sthought, Cheerly, Mr. Incledon Brummagem, Mr. Munden
The willing slave of every brain-fick
He hunts for woe! For plagues capituRalph, Mr. Fawcett
lates! Vain, Mr. Knight
And those he cannot find he soon creates. Fanny, Mrs. Martyr
The thousand joys he has are all deDolly, Mrs. Norton
spised: Laura, Mrs. Serres. The toy he cannot get, alone is prized :
Give him but wealth, poor churl he frets The Plot is as follows;
and frowns ! Ralph, a whimsical servant of old Take it away, poor wretch, he hangs of Brummagem, angry.at witpelling the