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snowy, taper tingers in the world, as aguard with a visible degree of chagrin, he consentto a plain gold ring that he had put on the ed to permit me to occupy my old station, same finger at St. George's church half an and placed his gift on a finger of the right hour before, as I discovered by the conver- hand. sation that followed the action.
• I soon observed many symptoms of • My mistress seemed excessively pleased unhappiness in my mistress ; I was frewith me, and frequently raised her hand quently bedewed with the tears that trickled to arrange her hair or dress, and as fre- down her pale cheeks, as the hand to which quently expressed her admiration of me, I belonged supported it; and the same which not a little excited my vanity; but hand was often pressed to her burning my self-complacency was much abated by forehead, as if to still the throbbing pulse discovering that she admired the diamonds that agonized her there. By degrees the that surrounded me more than myself, and once snowy hand lost its fairness, and asmy respect for her was much decreased by sumed a sickly yellow hue; the once finely ascertaining, from her observations, that rounded taper finger which I had so closely she was totally unskilled in antiques. encircled, shrunk from my embrace. Yet
• For about a year I retained the post still my unhappy mistress seemed to wish of honour with my new mistress ; but to to retain me, and by twisting several silkwards the close of that period, I discovered en threads round me, she again secured a visible alteration in her : of which, as it me; but alas ! in a few days I felt an unaffected her treatment to me, I took parti- usual coldness steal over the attenuated cular notice. The first symptom I obser- finger, which was succeded by a rigidity ved was a want of cordiality between her that gave it the feel and semblance of mar. and my ci-devant master. Occasional ble.'
At this moment differences took place between them, con- my servant, entering the room, awoke me, ducted on both sides with much warmth, and interrupted a dream, the impression of and I noticed that a male visitor, who was which was so vivid, as to leave the traces very assidious in his attention, seemed to of tears on my cheek. have taken a great fancy either to my mistress's hand or myself, for he frequently pressed both between his, and as frequently raised them to his lips, though
Poetry. gently reprimanded for it by the lady. At length, one day he removed me from the fair finger I had so long encircled; and then drawing off the plain gold ring that I had so faithfully guarded, replaced
WALTZING. it by one of nearly a similar kind, and then restored me to my former station, having consigned my old companion to his pocket.
• I felt, or fancied that I felt my mis- At first they move slowly, with caution tress's hand agitated by a tremulous emo
and grace, tion, and a drop that, save from its warmth, Like horses when just setting out on a race; I should have taken for crystal, at that For dancers at balls, just like horses at races, moment fell on me, and was hastily brush- Must amble a little to show off their paces ed away by the lips of the gentleman. The music plays faster, their raptures begin, felt indignant at being robbed of this liquid Like lambkins they skip, like tetotums pearl, which to my prophetic soul appeared
they spin : like the last memorial of departed purity, Now draperies whirl, and now petticoats nor could I be reconciled to the new com
fly, panion who had usurped the place of my And ancles at least are exposed to the eye. old one, to which, habit, and its unobtrusive qualities, had endeared ine. The next day O'er the chalk-covered ball-room in my mistress took advantage of the absence circles they swim ; of her husband to elope with her lover, and He smiles upon her, and she smiles upon though pressed by him to remove me for a ring of great beauty and value that he had Her hand on his shoulder is tenderly placprovided as a substitute, she expressed such ed, a desire still to retain me, that, though His arm quite as tenderly circles her waist;
with a v.
They still bear in mind as they're turning availed ourselves of their kindness, each other,
The letter of “ a Clergyman" involves The proverb, “ one good turn's deserving
matter of discussion, which at present #e another ;
beg leave to decline. And these bodily turns often end, it is said, In turning the lady's or gentleman's head.
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ment under his command, when on THE COUITSHIP.
one occasion a French fleet threatencd An English education, and an ex- the Island of at that time the traordinary share of natural vivacity, Major's residence. It was amusing had given to Fanny Woodbine powers to observe the various methods adoptof attraction, which independently of ed to secure the favor of the old gen. her raven locks, and laughing eyes, by tleman, by Fanny's admirers; - conmost people would have been deemed stant attention to his stories, compliinteresting. She was now in that love- ments appropriately interposed, affected ly season of life, between its spring interest in his narrations, and the loud and its summer, when the gay spirit and hearty laugh which patronised his dances amidst the blossoms on its path, jokes, were all efforts to deceive Major and all is fondness, faithfulness and Woodbine, and to secure his approbajoy. Possessed of numerous accom- tion as the first step to his daughter's plishments, and fine talents for conver- love. sation, Fanny Woodbine gained the : There was one however, amidst the heart sooner than she pleased the eye, crowd of Fanny's admirers, who had but no one ever sat an hour in her never condescended to act thus, and yet company, who if he were within the if general appearances were to have been first five minutes charmed with her trusted Alfred seemed likely to be a playfulness, was not, the next five most unsuccessful one. But had you minutes, convinced she was a beauty. watched them closely, when some triWith such attractions, it was not won- vial topic engrossed the conversationderful that Fanny should have been an of the company, you might have seen object of interest to many young men, Fanny with half closed eye, looking who whether they visited her father's, fondly in his face, while a smile played as the professed lovers, or silent ad. 'o'er his countenance, the only return mirers of his daughter, were always he gave for the kind acknowledgment. received in the kindest manner by A gayer and more fashionable man the Major. He delighted to talk of was Horatio, and had any person achis intrepidity, when quelling the in- cepted the opinion he entertained of
himself, it would have been most fa- | As soon as Fanny was alone she be
vorable. Heir to. a noble estate, ac- thought herself of Horatio's letter, but customed to the splendorst of Fa-Fit was no where to be found, at length shionable life, and of a domineering she remeinbered having left it on the and impetuous spirit, he considered green bank near the spot where it was his visits to Woodbine Hill, as con- received, she hastened to the place, but descensions which nothing but his at- the letter was not there, and with con. tachment to Fanny could have occa- siderable anxiety she found herself sioned.
obliged to abandon the search and reFanny was too clever not to perceive turn home. The person who had the manner in which he valued these removed the letter was Fleury, the attentions to her, and when she con- French Cook of Woodbine Hill, he trasted them with the calm and constant had seen it lying on the ground, in affection of Alfred, her young heart passing from the village, and having felt that it could not even do him jus- picked it up he put it in his pocket. tice. One beautiful evening Fanny Next forenoon the happy lovers met, and Alfred walked together in the and never did the time pass more park, and the balm of the air, the ver- swiftly, for long before they expected dure of the fields, the song of the birds, or wished, the company invited began and the brightness of the golden clouds to assemble. Horatio was amongst which the sun ere he sets seemed more the first to arrive, and it was soon obvividly to illumine, all invited to fond served that he was if possible more ness and to love.
pert in his manner, and more severe in Such was the moment when Alfred his jokes, than he had ever been bedeclared an attachment, which succes- fore. He sat near the Major at dinsive years had silently entwined around ner, and had just finished his soup, his heart, and which the longer it when the latter commenced a disserflourished there only bloomed the tation on the excellent dish before him, sweeter. Fanny's consent sealed his for which the company were indebted bliss. But these happy moments were to Horatio. Al eyes were turned *soon interrupted by the servant of towards it, but the company especially Horatio, who now stepped forward and admired the beautiful cut paper with presented a letter to Fanny. It stated which Fleury had concealed the unthat Horatio was to dine at Woodbine comely portion of the bone. This Hill: next day, when he intended to ornament was so well executed, that avail 'bimself of the opportunity to Fanny requested Horatio to undo throw himself and his fortunes at her part of it, that he might show it to a
girl near him. Glad to oblige one of Together with the letter Horatio's whom Horatio thought as of a bride, servant was entrusted with a present he proceeded to obey her, but to his o the Major (who certainly was a bon utter discomfiture, he found the ornaSpionki) consisting of a delicious haunch mental paper which adorned the veni"of venison, and which all Horatio's in- son was the lettet he had sent to Fanny Its terest with his friend Lord E- - had the day before, and which had' by this
acarcely been able to procure for him. time attracted the attention of the *The servant proceeded by the shortest whole company. Shocked and enopath to the house, and altho' the rout raged, he left the table
, and Woodbine za of the lovers was more circuitous, they Hill for ever, nor is he yet convinced Saalomasrivede short time afterwards. Ithat Fanny was not to blame for the
the table, to whome it is drawen up However much Fleury's want of still by the waiters as order requireth, education is to be regretted, it at least and from whence it decendeth againe prevented all interruption to the fe- even to the lower end, whereby each licity of Alfred and Fanny, who a few one may taste thereof) is rather to days afterwards, were united at the yield into a conspiracie with a greate Major's in the bonds of Matrimony, deale of meat for the speedie suppresand it was often observed that when- sion of naturall health, when the use ever that meritorious officer, imbibed of a necessarie meane to satisfie bimmore than his usual allowance of cla- selfe with a
a competent repast, to susret, the company were sure to be ia- teine his bodie withall.” voured with a circumstantial account “ The chiefe part likewise of their of Horatio's unfortmate courtship. dailie provision is brought in before
them (commonlie in silver vessell, if they be of the degree of barons, bi
shops and upwards) and placed on ON THE MODES OF LIVING, THE their tables, whereof when they have
MANNERS AND CUSTOMS, OF taken what it pleaseth them, the rest
to their serving men and waiters, who
feed thereon in like sort with conveof the hospitality of the English, nient moderation, their reversion also and of the style of eating and drink. being bestowed upon the poore, which ing in the upper ranks of society, Har- lie readie at their gates in great numrison has given us the following curious, bers to receive the same. This is though general, detail.
spoken of the principall tables whereat “ In number of dishes aud change the nobleman, his ladie and guestes of meat,” he remarks," the nobilitie are accustomed to sit, beside which of England (whose cookes are for the they have a certeine ordinarie allowmost part musical] headed Frenchmen ance daillie appointed for their hals, and strangers) doo most exceed, sith. where the chiefe officers and housethere is no daie in manner that pass- hold servants (for all are not permitted eth over their heads, wherein they by custome to waite upon their mashave not onelie beefe, mutton, veale, ter) and with them such inferiourguestes lambe, kid, porke, conie, capon, pig, doo feed as they are not of calling to or so manie of these as the season associat the noble man himselfe (so yeeldeth : but also some portion of that besides those afore mentioned, the red or fallow deere, beside great which are called to the principall tavarietie of fish and wild foule, and there-, ble, there are commonlie fortie or three to sundrie other delicates wherein the score persons fed in those hals,) to the sweet hand of the seafaring Portingale great reliefe of such poore sutors and is not wanting: so that for a man to strangers also as oft be partakers theredine with one of them, and to taste of of and otherwise like to dine hardlie.' everie dish that standeth before him As for drinke it is usuallie filled in (which few use to doo, but ech one pots, gobblets, jugs, bols of silver in feedeth
upon that meat him best liketh noble mens houses, also in fine Venice for the time, the beginning of everie, glasses of all formes, and for want of dish notwithstanding being reserved un-, these elsewhere in pots, of earth of to the greatest personage that sitteth at sundrie colours, and moulds (whereof