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iged to leave, as M'r. Thornhill and Mi'fs Mmot were vifiting round the country. They we to be married, he fiid, in a few days, aving appeared together it chi'irch the Sunday Efore he was theie, in great fplendour, the ride attended by fix young - ladies, and h£ \ is many gentlemen y ). Their approaching uptials filled the whole country with rejoicing id they ufuaJly rode out together in the grandequipage that had been fern in the country many years. ''All the f iends of both famies, he fiid, were tb^re, particularly the Iquire's uncle, Sir William Th6-nhill , wh4 pre Co gof>d a character. He added, that tilling but mirth and frafting were going 16rrard; that all the country praifed the young ride's beauty, and the hi idegroom's line perfon, ■ that they We're imrnenfely loud 61 each Bier; concluding, that he could n6t help linking M'r. Thornhill one 6f the m6ft happy ien in the w6rld.

„Why let him if he can," returned 1; „but, iy fon, obferve this bed of ftraw, and unheltering roof; thofe mouldering walls, and iimid floor: my wretched b6dy thus difabled y lire, and my children weeping r6und me >r bread; you have come home, my child, i all this , yet here, even here, you fee k

y) Wet nnd da ift is auf dent platteit Lande von England unter Lenten mitt Urn Stavdei wohl noch gebr'auchlich, dafs die jingft Vtrheir athtt ev , in Begleitung von Perfoven mannlichen ( bride - men ) nnd weiblichen Cefchltrhts ( bride - maids) in der Kirche erfcheinen. — Goldffflith, der tin Irlcmdtr war, terviech/elt in unferer Stelle vielleicht tine Irliindiiche Sine mit tiner Englijchen, oder_kanntt die Ittxtert ftlbjt nicht genan.

man that would not for a thoufand worlds ex change iituation. 'O, mfy children, if yd could but learn to commune with your <Wi hearts, and know what noble company voi can lriake them, you would little regard tfc: elegance and fplendours uf the w6rthlefs. Al molt all men have been taught to call life i jwffage, and themfelves the travellers. The iimditude frill may be unproved when we o'aferre th£t the good are joyiul and ferene, Tike travellers that are going ttkvards home; th; wicked but by intervals happy, like traveller; that are going into exile-"

My compaflion for my poor daughter, overpowerd bf this nevv difafter, interupted what *I hid farther to obferve. - '1 bade her mother fupport her, and after a fhort time fhc recovered. She appealed from that time more calm, and 1 imagined had gained a new degree 61 refoliition: but appearances deceived me; for her tranquillity was the languor of overwrought relentment. "A lupply 61, charitably ienL us by my kind parifhioners, feemed to diilufe new chearfnluefs am.'.ngft the reft of the family , nor was "I diipleafed at feeug them once more fprlghtly and at eafe. 'It wuiild have been unjuft to damp their fatisfactions, merely to condole with relolute melancholy, or to burthen them with a fidnefs they did not feel. Thus, once more, the tale went round2) and the fong was demanded, and chearfulnefs condefcended to hover round our little habitation.

a) the tale went round, eina- 'erzdhltt nach dan andim.

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he next morning the fun ardfe with peculiar armth lor the feafon; 16 that wCr agreed to. eakfaft together on the honey-fuckle hank: where , while wc fate , mf yotingeft daughter, it my requeft, joined her voice to the cdncert m the trees about us. 'It was In this place my/ >oor Olivia firft met her feducer, and every Ibject ferved to recal her fidnels. But that lelancholy, which is excited hfy Objects of leafure, 6r Lnfpired by founds of harmony, .ths the heart inftead of corroding it. Her itber too upon this occafion. felt a pleafing liftrefs, and wept, and loved her daughter as aefore. «Do, my pretty Olivia," cried fhe, et us have that little melancholy air your Papa pas fd fond 6f; your fitter Sophy his already bilged us. D6, child, it will pleafe your Id lather." She complied in a manner fd exuifitely pathetic, as moved me:

When lovely woman ftoops to folly, .'

'And Finds too late that men betray. What charm can fdoth her melancholy,.

What art can wafh her guiit away t

The only art her guilt to cover,

Td hide her fhame from every ej-e,

To give repentance to her lover,

'And wring his bdfoin — is td die.

'As fhe was concluding the lift ftanza, to htch an interruption In her voice "from Idiidw Lve peculiar fdnneis, the appearance dfiU'r. Th6rnhill's equipage at a diftance alarmed til all, but particularly encreafed the uneatinefs 6f mf efdeft daughter; who, defirous of Chunning her betrayer, returned to the houfe with her lifter. 'In a few- minutes, he was alighted from his chariot, and making up to the p]aa where 'I was ftill fitting, enquired after in) health with his ufual air of familiarity. „SIr," replied 'I, „your prefent affurance only ferves to aggravate the bafenefs of your character; and; there was a time when 1 would have chastifed your xnfolence, for prefuming thus to appear before me. But now ypu are fafe', for age has cooled my pafiions, and m^ calling reftrains them."

■ „1 vow, mfy dear Sir," returned he, „'I am amazed at all this: nor can "I imderftami what \t means! 'I hope you don,t think your daughter's late excurfion with me had any thing criminal hi it."

„G6," cried 1, „th6u art a wretch, i' poor pitiful wretch, and every way a liara) but your muannefs fecures you from my anger! Yet Sir, 1 am defcended from a family that would n6t have borne this. 'And f6, thin vile thing, to gratify a momentary paffion, thou haft made 6ne poor creature wretched for life, and polluted k family that had nothing btit honour f6r their portion."

,,'If fhe 6r you," returned he, „are refolvednto be miferable, 'I cannot help it. But you may, full be happy; and whatever opinion


a) a liar, eiu L&gntr,'««*« Schimffviort, welehtt in England tint dtr gth&Jfiffttn ift, wom/tj man jemandi* t*le%tn kann.

foil may i have formed of me, you fliall ever ind me ready to contribute to it. We can nany her to another in a fhort time, and what ! more, fhe may keep her lover befide; for '■ proteft "I fha.ll ever continue to hive a true egird fur her.

j 'I found all my paflions alarmed atthis new (grading propofal; for though the mind may 'ten be calm tinder great injuries, little villainy in at any time get within the foul, and fting into rage. — „Avoid my Tight, thou reptile," led 1, „nor continue to infill t ine with tlrjr refence. WeVe my brave fon at home, he ould not fufFer this- but "I am old, and dif. 'led, and every way undone."

„'I find,''- cried he, „you are bent upon iliging me to talk in an hai fher manner than intended. But as 'I have fhown you what If be hoped from my friendfhip, it may not 'improper ti reprefent what may be the conijuences of my refentment. My attorney b),

W fin Attorney heifst in der Englifchen Sprache eigentlick einer, der eines andem Gefchajft ubernimmt, unit dazu ktvolhnachtigt iff, alf» tin Bevolimaehtigter, tin Anwali. Diefi Manner find gleichfam dit Handlanger itr Rechtsgehlirfamkeit, welche dem eigentlicheu Rechtsgtlehrttn vorarbeiten, Thatfachen fammlen, mid in Ordnung bringen, Anifagen und Zetogen vorbereiten, die Inftrumente unterfuchen, und kur% die mannigf'ltigen Materialien zufammentragen, die ein Specialpleader (d. i. ein Advokat, der einen Procefs ausarbeitet mid eitileitet) br audit, urn einen weitiduftigen Procefs auszuarbeiten. 1ft ein folclur Attorney felt* gefckickt, und ift die Sache vicht zu verwickelt, fa kann er audi wohl ftlbft einen Procefs abfertigen, fa daft man dts Special - pleader's gar nicht bedarf. Wer einen Procefs anfangsn will, befonders auf dem Lande, wendet fich an einen Attorney in der erften Inftanz, nni Hefty fagt ihm, vor vielchem Gerichtthofe die

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