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,,'In a lump!" cried the' other, „'I hope \ may get it any way, and that 'I am refolv we will this very night, or out fhe tramj bag and baggage m).M — „Confider, my deal cried the hufband, „fhe Is a gentlewoman^ and deferves more refpect." — ,,'As for ij matter of that," returned the' hoftes, „gen| 6r fhnple, 6ut fhe fhall pack with a faffarara* Gentry may be good things where they tak| but for my' part 'I never faw much good them at the fign 6f the Harrow p)." — Th faying, fhe ran up a narrow flight of ftaii that went from the lutchen to a room 6r> head, and I f6on perceived by the loudness her voice, and the bitternefs of her reproach^ that no money was to, be had from her 16dg( 'I could hear her rem6nftrances very diftlnctj 'Out 'I fay, pack out this moment, traq thou infamous Itrumpet, or Til give theeJ mark thou won't be the better for thefe tin months. What! you trumpery, to corned
take up an honeft houfe, without crofs or cd|
m) bag and baggage, mit Sack und Pack,
n) gentlewoman. So <wit nac)i der S. 17. mitgtthM Bemerkuvg gentleman oft bios tint hoflichere £»<j nnng fit Mann ift, fo bezeichntt gentlewoman *M andtrs alt fiau odet\ Frauenzimmir.
0) faftarara ift der korrnmpirte Anfang tints Writ, - liner gerichtlichen Vollniacht. lis gitbt dtrtn nth" Arttn. Hitr ift tine folche gtmtint, ■wtkhe He H fugnifs tvtheih, tintn andern aus feintm HatftJ tntfernen, Diefe Writs tuerden oft itach dtn httm fchen Anfangsbuchf iabtn benannt; -vtelleicht fanpf\ der hitr gemeinte mit den Worten: certiOra facing an, worans is der Wirthinii faflTarara zu machen W'!rf
The landlady naw returned to know f we did not chufe a more genteel apartment, ri which affenting, wc were fhown a room where we could converfe more freely. '.After had talked ourfelves into fume degree 6f tra* quillity, 'I could not avoid defiring fome! aa count of the gradations that led to her prefent wretched fituation. • „Thai villain, S;r," faid The, „from the firft day of pur meeting (made jne honourable , though private , proposals."
„Villain indeed," cried lI; ,,and yet It ii fome meafure furprizes me, how a perfon of M'r. Biirchell's good fenfe and feeming honour could be guilty of filch deliberate bafenefs, and, thus ftep into a family ,t<i undo it."
- -«My dear Papa," returned m-y/ daughter, „you labour under a ftrange miftake, M'r. Bur] chell never attempted to deceive me. Infiead of that, he took every opportunity of privately admonirhiixg me again ft the artifices of M'r.' ThornhiH, who 'I now Find was even worfe than he reprefented him." — „MV. Thornhjll," interrupted!, „canitbe?" „Yes, Sir," re-" turned fhe, „it was M'r. Thurnhill who feduced ine, who employed the two ladies, as he called them, but who, in fact, were abandoned /.women 6f the town, without breeding or pity, -to deco-y jis. lip to London; Their artifices, you may remember would .have certainly fucceeded, but! for M'r. Biirchell's letter, who directed -thofe; reproaches at them, which we all applied to ourfelves. H6w he came to have w much influence as to defeat their intentions, ftill remains a fecret to me; but lI am convinced he was ever our warmeft fincereft friend."
„You amaze me, mf dear," cried „but now I Find mf firft fufpicions of M'r. Thornbill's till's bafenefs were too well grounded: but he .An triumph in fectirity; for he is rich ind wi je poor. But tell me-, my- child, fure it was 16 fmall temptation thlt could thiis obliterate 11 the iirjpreffions of ftich an education, and £> virtuous a difpofition as thine?"
„Tndeed, Sir," replied fhe, „he owes all lis triumph to the defire *I hkd 6f making lim, and n6t myfelf, happy. "I knew that the :eremony 6f our marriage, which was privately >erh'rmed b-Jr a popifh prieft, was no way iinding, and that 1 had nothing to mift to ixlt his honour." „What," interfxlpted 1, „and vere you indeed married by' a prieft, awl in >rders?" — „lndeed, Sir, we were," replied he , „tb6ugh we were both fworn to conceal 11s name." — „Why' then, my child, come A my 4rms again, and now you are a thoufand imes more welcome than before; for you are 10W his wife to all intents ind ptirpofes; niSf :an all the laws 6f men, th6' Written up6n ables 6f adamant, leffen the force 6f that acred connexion."
„Alas, Papa," replied fhe, „you are but ittle acquainted with his villanies: he his been n&rried already, by' the fame prieft, to fix ir eight wives more, whom, like me, he has leceived- 4hd abandoned."
„Has he fo?" cried 1, „then we muft bang the prieft, And you fhall inform againft tifm to- morrow." — „Biit Sir," returned fhe, will that be right, wWn *I am fworn to fecrecy?" — „M^- dear," replied 'I, ,,if you have made fuch a promife, 'I cannot, nor will 'I tempt you to break it. 'Even though it may benefit the public, you muft n6t inform againft him. 'In all human inftituj^ons k fmaller evil
is allowed to procure a greater good; as in p61itics, a pr6vince may be given away to recure a kingdom; in medicine, a limb may hi lopt 6ff, to preferve the body. But in religion the law is written, and inflexible, never to do evil. 'And this law, my child, is right: Er, 6therwife, if we commit a fmaller evil, ill procure a greater good, certain guilt would be thus incurred, in expectation of contingent advantage. 'And though the advantage Ihotili certainly follow, yet the interval between commiffion and advantage, which is allowed to bi guilty, may be that in which we are callel away to anfwer f6r the things we have done, and the volume of human actions is doled facj ever. But "I interrupt you, my dear, go on."
The very next morning," continued fhit ,,'1 f6und what little expectations 1 was to have from his lincerity. That very morning he introduced me to two unhappy women more, whom, like me, he had deceived, but who lived in contented proftitution. 1 loved him too tenderly to bear luch rivals in his affection^ and ftrove to forget my infamy in a turrjut 6f pleafures. With this view, 'I danced, dreffed, and talked; but ftill was unhappy. The gentlemen who vilited there told me ever} moment of the power of my charms, and thrf only contributed to encreafe my melancholf, as "l had thrown all their power quite away. Thus each day 'I grew more penfive, and he more infolent, till at lift the monfter had the affurance to offer me to a young Baronet q) of his acquaintance. Need T defcribe , . Sir, h<to his ingratitude ftung me. JVly anfwer tf) this