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A Description of a TORY. VERY foal is not a Tory, but of their subjects. Such were the prinwho maintains the “ divine right in provoked the honest and sensible part kings tu govern wrong" is a fool, and of the nation to take up arms and reallo a genuine Tory. Because all le- pel force by force: And what was the gitinate superiority, and all just power consequence? This idol of these fools is derived from God, to conclude, that the Tories, this God's vicegerent, was all the tyrannical power that has been permitted by providence to be brought exercised by wicked kings, such as to the block; his eldest son, after a William the Norman, Henry the long miserable exile, and a vicious, Eighth, Charles the First and Second, profligate reign, to be poisoned; his James the Second, is likewise derived younger son, and all his race, to be from God, and that such kings are expelled, and, by the most folemn laws God's vicegerents, are the real princi- for ever excluded from reigning over ples of a Tory, and are not only fool- the British dominions. Wonderful it ith but blasphemous. One may say is, after the reigns of William the with the stricteft precision, that such Third, Anne, George the First and kings are the Devil's vicegerents ; for Second, and in the 11th year of the they do the Devil's work, and advance reign of George the Third, to see the his kingdom. But the Tory is such an fame foolish, absurd, blasphemous prinegregious fool as to contend, that these ciples revived and asserted; but you agents of the Devil are the representa- have the folution above, “ Though tives of the all-jutt God; and, in ne- every fool is not a Tory, yet every cessary consequence, that passive obedi. Tory is a fool.” ence to then is the indispensable duty

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Anxiety and Courage of Birds for the prefervation of their Brood. From

Profesor Reimar's Objervations on the instinct of Animals. THE following adventure I add, as kind of bird of prey, which I soon dirthe observation of many naturalists. rambling flight, it came and alighted Two Robin Red-Breasts had their nelt on a tree not far from the place where mithin a small hollow of a rock, which I was standing. Then it was that, was shaded by a wide spreading oak. through the branches I got sight of the The female had foon done laying, and two Robins, which, very probably had the five eggs which she had brought been taken up with watching the forth, the hatched with such assiduity cuckoo's motions. Here, it occurred and fondness, that both I and others, to me, that it is the practice of the whom I introduced to that pleasure, female cuckoo, on meeting with a often viewed her very near, and even nest of some small bird, to lay its touched her, without her making the egg there, and I concluded within myleast motion to avoid the apparent felt that this cuckoo was on such an danger. This nest I had taken under expedition. To me it seemed strange my vigilant protection, and the very that the Robins did not post tiemRobins themselves, I may fay, scarce felves in their neft, the better to dehad the preservation of the eggs more fend it; but I am convinced that their at heart. One day coming to visit my instinct teaches them to keep at some little lying-in bird, and not finding her, distance, the better to put the cuckoo I apprehended she had forsaken her on a wrong scent. However, the young. This put me upon entertain- nearer the latter came to the neít, the ing hard thoughts of her, when I saw Robins more alertly strove to mislead hopping along an adjoining ascent, a it, fluttering about with all the marks VOL. VI.


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My Weakness. A Tale. of anguish, and sending forth fhrieks, wide, and its wings still spread, whilft and as it were, ejaculations, very dif- its enemies relentlessly availed themferent from their common note. The felves of her condition. I was but a cuckoo came so far as to perch on a step from the scene of action, which branch of the oak, which lung within , I very closely eyed, having provided a few feet of the ground, and not myself with a rake, to turn the scale in above three from the neft, then sud- favour of the Robins, or any apdenly darted into a hole in the rock. pearance of the cuckoo's being too This mistaken eagerness gave me to strong for them. In her helpless attiunderstand that the was yet unac- tude, I was for laying hold of her, quainted with the nest. The cuckoo which was very easy, had not one of being disappointed, went on leaping the company defired me to forbear, from bough to bough, the Robins that we imight see the issue of fo exstill futtering about it, and endeavour traordinary a contest. I complied, yet ing to keep it more and more at a dis- were we disappointed; for the cuckoo tance. But the cuckoo returned to after remaining thus suspended two the former bough, and nearer than it or three ininutes, dropping almost to had been the first time, that the dan. the very ground, recovered its flight, ger being manifeft, and not a moment and went and alighted at a little difto be loit for fiving the blood, the tance from the field of battle. She two Robin Red-breafts tew to their would doubtlets have returned to the nest with redoubled outcries, and now charge, but a terrible tempest put us a very remarkable engagement en- all on seeking the nearest shelter. sued. One of them ruthed under the During the fray, the outcries of the feathers of the cuckoo's tail, and fell Robins drew together fome Tomtits to pecking her with unabating fury, and Wrens, who all the while contiwhilst the cuckoo with her wings half nued only fedate {pectators, tiil the spread, stood thivering, and its bill tempest parted the combatants. open so very wide, that the other If all instincts be common to all Robin, which attacked her in front, animals of the same fpecies, the cucthrew itself so far within, that nothing koo must have tough work of it to of the liead was to be seen ; and easily compass its ends, and deposit its egg might the cuckoo have snapped it ott, in a foreign neft, thus stoutly dewhereas the thewed no sign of anger, fended ; and how is it that the birds, and, to my apprehension, was rather with whole neft the is laid to make so in a kind of vertigo or syncope, oc- free, do not know an heterogeneous casioned, I supposed, hy the pressure ¢ge, and treat it accordingly. They, of her burden ; till at length, being 10 however, very evidently sew a more finartly attacked, it appeared quite profound knowledge, in guessing the spent, and staggering, fell with its Cuckoo's drift, in their artifices to back towards the ground, hanging, defeat it and draw ber to a distance however, by its claws, to the branch from the nest, and in the dexterity and on which it had perched, with its courage with which they oppose its eyes half closed, its bill gaping very invasion.


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My W’eakness, A Tale. founded on Faal. ELL! I will know this weak into my head; Servan will be here presaid Silvia to Lucia'a. If you perfiit in look languishingly at hiin, and even tell your obıtinacy, you may depend on him that I love him; he will throw hearing me nrike'a declaration of love, himself at my fect and swear lie is exon your account to the tender timid piring for me : I will behold my llave Servan. -Syivia yon would not sure with disdain and say: do you imagine ly play me fue a trick > How can you Sir, that I have been speaking my own be fo fillv? -Why not? I'll certainly sentimients ? No, the beauteous Lucinda do it. Hold, a thouglat has jutt popped has dictated my words, and her heart


My Weakness. A Tale.

19 is disposed to reward your passion. perceiving it. Upon reading it I found Well, Lucinda, what do you think of it came from a woman, great God! from my scheme? A very fine one indeed, what, a woman ! from my relation herdoubtless you expect my thanks ? - felf, who exhorted him to take advanBut there still remains a way to filence tage of my inclination in his favour, and me. Impart to me what you call your as soon as posible put it out of my weakneisės.---Ah Silvia !.--Ah Lucin- power to refuse bim my hand, as the da !...Gince you insist on it I must con- only means he could take to make his fefs the whole to you.

fortune ; and declared that he conBeing left a widow at fixteen years of sented to let him play the lover till age, and having experienced a d sagree- his marriage, confident that she should able confinement, after marriage, I always preierve his affections in spite of thought liberty the greatest biesling, my charms and coquetry. and resolved to continue single the re- I trembled at this intelligence, love, mainder of my life. Decency obli ring page and jealousy by hours tortured my me to pass the year of mourning in heart. I meditáted various schemes of retirement, I went to a relations house Veng..102, but upon nature reflection in the country. She had a nephew to quit the country the next day. I whom the introduced to me, whole no- had to sustain the tears and reproaches ble, ealy manner, and a certain Je ne of Belmont, tile importunities of my fcais quoi, charmed me and inspired in acquaiutance, ani my relation who my breast sentiments with which I thall carried her deceit as tir as it polibly reproach myle:f to my last hour. Bel- could be carried. Beimont, expected mont soon feigned a passion for me to accompany, me on my journey ; which he certainly never felt. I was when I took leave of iny relation, Í young, unexperienced and believed himn gave her the fatal billet of lie: lover's fincere: be perceived my lentiments, and with a contemptuous 1!nile, lett took advantage of them, and became them both without deigning to hear a importiuate and jeal us. I sacrificed word from either. every thing to him, friends, pleatures I pased some tiine at one of my :--Tell me quickly Lucinda how long estates, avoiding all company, deteiting this amour lafted ? ----Six months -- men, imprecating curses on my head Six montis !--- Lord what a prodigious for having loved such a perfidious monwhile, dispatch this man foon, he gives iter as Belmont. He had the impume the vapours.

dence to presume to write to me; I My relation favoured his fuit ; and returned his letters unopened; but one day when I was in a gay humour how much did it cott iny heart to break teft me alone with him under pretence its chains. I teil fick; and upon iny of some sudden presling business ; I recovery was forced by my relations would have accompanied her, but Bel. again to see company, and mix with mont prevented me. We are very the polite world. The Chevalier weak when we love, a single look from d'Olbien, who was related to my dehim determined my choice. As soon cealed hinsband, was one of my most as we were alone he threw himself at my carnest suitors ; his deportment pleased feet, exaggerated his passion, and ob- me without however gaining affections, liged me to confess how much I loved at leait I fancied fo; in the spring I hiin. He presumed to give me a kiss, resolved to travel into the country, I was angry at his freedom he thed where the Chevalier frequently visited Icars for his oifence, I forgave him. me. More tranquillere than in town, Our eyes met each other, I bluihed and I examined my heart, but it was too fighed; my blushes and fighs produced late, to my surprize I found it wholly fruth inportunities, and I know not full of his dear idea; I avoided him, he what might have been the consequence, perceived it, became melancholy, and it a visitor had not fortunately freed me without preluming to k ine the reason from the man whom I had moit reason of my capricious behaviour acies in to fear of any in the world. As he was the saine manner him!elf; this conduct Iaking his leave of me, he dropped a made an impression on me: his affiduipaper which I picked up without his ties, complaisances, some inte: elted

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My Weakness: A Tale. motives, and above all my inclination tears, exclaimed, alas ! this is too induced me to think of marrying him. much, why must í be the occasion of One evening as I was walking in the the unhappiness of all that I adore ? garden, I perceived d'Olbien asleep in Ought I not to remove myself to a dira an alcove, the sight of him affected me tance with my fatal fecret, and seek so much, that I could not ftir from the in the arms of death, a remedy for place; he had never told me that he the misfortunes that overwhelm' me : loved me, but his eyes had sworn it a Adieu, Madam, I go, may my abthousand times, and iny heart perfectly fence intirely remove the shaft with underitood their language ; the fear of which I have undelignedly wounded meeting with another Belmont made you ! Forget, if possible, that I have me shed some tears; at this instant he ever loved you, forget even that such awaked, and threw himself at my feet; a wretch ever exifted, who is going to we were both some time incapable of do his utmost to put an end to his speaking; but our hearts understood miserable life. the language of each other, and our Having spoken these words, he imlips foon mutually swore eternal love. mediately quitted me-And you let When sentiment gave place to reflection, him go? Yes.- I don't underftand I blushed, and looked on the ground í your behaviour ; you tell me that you the Chevalier abandoned himself to a loved him, what kind of love must despair that surprized me, what! ex. yours be? If I loved, I could not part claimed he, have I been capable of de- from a lover who was dear to me, ceiving !~Excuse me dear Lucinda, But Sylvia, you don't confider, retell me, why this dispair, but spare collect, he was married, his love was yourself the trouble of repeating the an affront to me ;-proceed pray, did nonsense of a man whom I must in he go in earnest --Yes ; when he was fallibiy hate.

gone I abandoned myself to forrow the Oh Sylvia ! do not hate me; you are whole day ; at last my pride came to too fatyrical,-well then, what was the my relief, I repressed this first emotion, cause of fo ludden a disorder ? He was and in hopes of forgetting him enmarried -Oh the fool, he was mar- tirely, endeavoured to convince myself ried truly-_-Yes married, and parted that he was certainly in the wrong. from his wife, I'll tell you how I caine e. What became of him, Lucinda ? to know it; distracted at his tears, He kept his word with me too well; he alarmed at his expressions, I insisted on immediately joined his regiment, and knowing the reafon of them; he in- and was killed soon after in a bloody formed me that his mother had obliged engagement. He was in the right; him to marry a rich heiress, whose per- luch an ingrateful wretch as you sonal defects were as great as her for- fhould be thoroughly punished. I tune, that all these being equal to him have lamented his death these two years, at that time, he had obeyed her com- he is still fieth in my memory. Í next mands ; but his wife being excessively faw. Servan; and fuon after was acjealous, and ill-tempered, he had left quainted with you, for whom I have her ; that his wife enraged to see her- a great friendship; I have given you self forsaken by him, had ob:ained a a proof of it hy my long stay at your feparation, and the enjoyment of her house ; and for him I feel the greatest whole fortune ; fome disputes relative indifference. He made a declaration to the successivn of ny huíband, about of his passion; he courted me, and still this time gave hin an opportunity of courts me, but he is not a bit the feeing me; he fell in love with my nearer carrying his point than at first; weak charms ; frut not daring to disco- never, no never, will I be his. Two such ver his pöllion ; le endeavoured only experiments as I have made will preferve to divertne, and incceeded therein too me from the folly of loving a third well.

time. Thus I have informed you His fighs, his terrs, convinced

of what you was detirous of knowing; of his love, but did not in the least I have now a righ: to expect the same weaken the blow that this cruel cons- contidence from you. With all my dence had occafioned; I was thunder- heart, Lucindia, my history will not be druck ; the chevalier perceiving my long in relating:





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My Weaknefs. A Tale.

21 I am lively, capricious, even rather Lucinda's feet, and beg to receive wild coquettish and filly; a reason why from her either death or her hand. I am unacquainted with love. Twenty But tell me first, replies this amiable hearts enslaved without having ever woman, whence arose the report that loft my own, a perpetual round of you was dead ? Despair of possessing visits, assemblies, operas, incessantly you, and honour, which permitted me Jaughing, witticisms, and coquetry; not to see you again after the confession such is my character, such are my ad- of my temerity, induced me to join my ventures, my life, But you are go. regiment, which foon after was almost ing to be married.-Yes, my rela- wholly cut to pieces in a desperate entions teize me, I obey; I marry a man gagement, and myself covered with whom I neither know or care about, wounds, left senseless on a pile of dead yet I am persuaded we shall live toge- bodies. One of my servants perceivther very well. I expect him to day, ing next day that I ftill breathed, re. Servan is to introduce him to me ; moved me to a neighbouring town, the marriage articles are drawn ; we where I was cured in about six months Mall lign them this evening. I will be of my wounds; when I changed my free, no constraint, each our separate name and resolved to travel in hopes apartments, and acquaintance; thus I of forgetting an unhappy passion, which chuse to live, and will live. But let I did not presume to wish you might us talk a little of Servan. You don't share. hate him, and is it right that you My mother alone knew what was beshould render yourself miserable come of me. In a year's time the inthrough a fantastical whim that is be- formed me of the death of my wife, yond my conception. No, Lucinda, and advised me to marry again. The believe me, you do not possess that desire of seeing you, brought me once happy indifference which is the source more back to France. I pretended to of true pleasure; fo get an husband consent to the match the proposed, in foon, that you may taste the sweets of order to obtain time to find you out, an happy slavery.

and know what fate you destined me. While Sylvia was still speaking, Ser. Pardon me fair Sylvia, you know yan entered the room. Lucinda sa. my fentiinents, prior engagements Juting him enquired where he had been are sacred, and I hope Hope all day.Madam, I have spent it every thing, Sir, I am charmed at. it with the marquis d'Orsin.How our re-union; I have long pleaded long has the marquis been in town, in- your cause too well, to give it up at terrupted Sylvia.—He arrived this present.---Well my dear Lucinda what morning Madam ; and has requested is your determination ? Are you like me to Hold your peace! Is he not the Marquis ? Are you faithful to capable of executing his commissions your first engagements ?---But Servan, himself ? Are you his interpretor ?.... Why would you leave us !----I can't But fair Sylvia, I was going to intro. help it, Madam, it is a terrible thing duce him to you---Pła, what cere- to hear a sentence pronounced that mony, let him walk in, and do you we are fenfibie cannot be in our fa. mind your own business. The marquis vour. Adieu, Madam, cuntinued this enters, the astonishment of Lucinda is distracted lover, turning to Lucinda, so great that the cannot help shrieking I will not disturb your happiness.--out. Sylvia pretending ignorance, en- Servan, you than't quit me--- Lucinda quires what is the matter with her, and I must, I ought.--.I tell you, you Servan perceiving the mar uis pale, than't. Your happiness is dear to Speechless, and his eyes fixed on Lu- me; dearer than you imagine ; Sylcinda, and requests of him an explana- via is my second felf: Could you tion of what he saw. Sylvia who knew refuse to render my happiness comthat the Marquis d'Orsin, was the Che- pleat, by accepting her hand ?--yalier d'Olbien, in spite of Lucinda's Lucinda don't dispole of me, be configns, related to Servan all that had tented with alleviating Servan's dilap. paffed between them. Servan grew gointment by the offer of your friend pale in his turn; the marquis without thip, and I'myself will undertake to regarding Sylvia, throws himself at heal his wounds, without any further


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