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by reason actions in which it had no share ?| Brid. Ugh, ugh-at church, sir, his brain is indubitably touched. But Cecilia Gov. H. At church, quotha! A pretty place lies heavy on my heart, and excludes every to commence an intrigue in! And how long other thought.
was it before you came to this admirable Capt. H. Time may explain the secret of agreement? that letter, which, I will lay my life, she Brid. Um-why, Sunday was Midsummerdespises: a woman wbo did not, would have eve, and Sunday after was madam's weddingkept it from your hands.
Iday, and Monday was our fair, and Wood. That's true, indeed! If I wrong her, Gov. H. Oh, curse your long histories! and this was but an insult, there is a noble And what then said Woodville? sincerity in her own letter which sets suspi- Brid, Oh Lord, nothing at all; why, it cion at defiance. If he stumbled on one word warn't be. of truth during this visit, the crisis of my fate Gov. H. Ho! Who, who, who? Tell me approaches. Oh, wherever thou art, if the that, and quite distract me! exalted being I will still hope my Cecilia, thou
* [Ready to burst with Passion. shalt know I have at least deserved thee! | Brid. Timothy Hobbs, squire's gardener.
[Exeunt.l Gov. H. An absolute clown! (Walks about, ACT V.
half groaning with rage and disappointScene I. - A mean Room; Boots, Bridles. ment] Who, oh, who would be a father?- ete. hanging all round.
'I could laugh - cry – die - with shame and
anger!-Since the man who corrupted left her BRIDGET discovered sitting very mournfully, Janly one virtue, would be bad deprived her her fine Clothes in great Disorder; asof ibat too! Oh, that she had but skill enough Table by her, with a small Roll, a Glasslio lie well! of Waler, an old dog's-card Book, und Brid. Whether I can or no, I'll never speak a bit of a Looking-glass.
truth again, that's a sure thing. Wbat do I Brid. Dear heart! dear heart! what a mise-Iget by it, or any poor souls of the female rable time have I passed! and where I be tolkind ?
Aside. pass my whole life, my lord bere only knows. Gov. H. I am incapable of thinking. Every I have not much stomach indeed; neither have plan, every resource thus overturned. I must I much breakfast.
be wiser than all the world; this fool's head [Eats a bit of Bread, and bursts into Tears. of mine must take to teaching truly! as if I
could eradicate the stamp of nature, or reguEnter GOVERNOR Harcourt. late the senses, by any thing but reason.Gov. H. Had I more sins to answer for than Don't pipe, baggage, to me! You all can do a college of Jesuits, I surely expiate them all, that, when too late. When I have considered by going through a purgatory in this life whether I shall hang myself or not, I'll let beyond what they have invented for the other. you know whether I shall tuck you up along This vulgar maux of mine haunts my imagi- with me, you little wretch you! [Erit. nation in every shape but that I hoped to see Brid. Well, sure I have at last guessed her in; I dare hardly trust myself to speak where I am shut up! It must be Bedlam; for to her. 'Od, I would not have the extirpation the old gentleman is out of his mind, that's a of the whole female sex depend upon my sure thing. casting vote while I am in this humour, Brid. Mercy on me, here's that cross old
Enter Vane. gentleman again! What will become of me?! Vane. Ha, ha, ha! my future father-in-law [Aside] Do pray, strange sir, be so generous seems to have got a quietus of my intended; as to tell me what is next to be done with me?land, faith, so would any man who was not
Gov. H. Why, just whatever I please, youlin love with a certain forty thousand. To be audacious baggage.-'Od, now I think on't, I sure, in plain English, she is a glorious mawhave a great mind to try a few soft words, kin! [Aside] Well, madam, how are you and dive into all the secrets of the little igno- pleased with your present mode of living? ramus. [Aside] Come, suppose I had a mind Brid. Living, do you call it? I think tis to grant you your freedom, how would you only starving. Why, I shall eat my way requite me?
through the walls very shortly. Brid. Dear heart, why I'd love you for Vane. Faitb, miss, ihey use you but so so, ever and ever.
that's the truth on't: and I must repeat, even Gov. H. Zounds, that's a favour I could to your face, what I said to my lord, that very readily dispense with; and yet 'tis natural your youth, beauty, and accomplishments, deto ihe poor wench. Ah, if thou hadst been alserve a better fate. good girl, thou hadst been a happy one. Hark. Brid, Dear heart! Bedlam, did I say I was ye, miss! confess all your sins; that's the in? Why, I never knew a more sensibler, only way to escape, I promise you; and if genteeler, prettier sort of a man in my life. you conceal the least, I'll-do-l' don't know Aside] I am sure, sir, if I was to study wbat I'll do to you.
seven years, I should never know what I bave Brid. I will, I will, sir, indeed, as I hope done to discommode them, not I. to be married.
Vane. O Lard, my dear! only what is done Gov. H. Married, you slut! Bad as that is, every day by half your sex without puniso: it's too good for you.-Come, tell me all your ment; however, you are to suffer for all it adventures. — Describe the behaviour of the seems. You see your fare for life! a dungeon, young villain who seduced you.-Where did coarse rags, and the same handsome allowyou see bim first?
ance of bread and water twice a day.
Brid. Oh, dear me! why I shall be an olo-| Wood. Wbile obedience was possible 1 my in a week.
never swerved, my lord; but when you comVane. And an old black to guard you, more mand me to make myself wretched, a superior sulky and hideous than those in the Arabian duty cancels that: already bound by a volunNight's Entertainments.
tary, an everlasting vow, I cannot break it Brid. Why, sure they will let you come without offending heaven, nor keep it without and see me, sir? I shall certainly swound offending you. away every time I look at that nasty old black. Gov. H. Wbat's this? chopped about again! Vane. This is the last time your dungeon
[Aside. (which your presence renders a palace to me) Wood. Did you once know the incomwill ever be open to one visitor-unless-parable merits of my love, even your lordunless I could contrive - but no, it would be ship's prejudices must give way to your reason. my ruin: yet who wouldn't venture something Lord G. Mere dotage. Doesn't her conduct for such a charming creature? you could en- equally evince her folly and depravity ? dear even ruin. Tell me then what reward Wood. Covered, as I ought to be, with conyou would bestow on a man who ventured fusion and remorse, I will own she was seall to give you freedom?
duced and deceived. Brid. Nay, I don't know; you're such a Gov. H. Ah, poor boy! [Aside] One of the dear sweet soul, I shan't stand with you for two was wofully deceived," sure enough. a trifle.
Lord G. Oh, your conscience may be very Vane. Ahey! miss will be as much too easy, on that account; it could not require complying in a minute. [Aside] Well then, much art to deceive such an idiot. my dear! I must marry you, or you will still Gov. H. No, no, my lord! Why paint the be in the power of your enemies.
devil blacker than he is? Not an idiot neither. Brid. Hey! what? do I hear rightly? marry Wood. Sir, my father's freedom of speech me? Why, this will be the luckiest day's I must endure; but yourswork I ever did! [Aside] Nay, sir, if you
Gov. H. You must endure too, young sir, should be so generous, I hope I shall live to or I shall bite my tongue off. niake you amends.
Wood. But, my lord! that dear unhappy Vane. The only amends you can make me girl is no longer a subject of debate. She is by dying. [Aside), And now, my dear! I evidently proves her merit by her flight. will own to you I have the license in my Lord G. Would you make a virtue from pocket; and my lord as eager as myself. Our not doing ill, when it is no longer in your chaplain will do us the favour with more power? Woodville! I was once weak enough expedition than he says grace before meat! to believe indulgence the surest way of obWell done, Vane! 'egad, thy lucky star predo- taining your duty and esteem. My eyes are minates!
[Aside. Takes her Arm. at last opened. Miss Mortimer is worthy a Brid. Surely my locking up does end very better husband; but you are hers, or no son comical. [Exeunt Arm in Arin. of mine. I solemnly promised this to her
dying father, and will acquit myself at all events. SCENE II.--The Drawing-room. Wood. Can you resolve to sacrifice me to Enter GoverNOR HARCOURT, musing. a promise made before we could judge of Gov. H. I have lived fifty-eight years, five each other? You never felt, sir, the compulmonths, and certain odd days, to find out I sion you practise. Will you dissolve the first am a fool at last; but I will live as many band of morality, and see your highlyestimated more, before I add the discovery that I am title end in me? for never will I on these a knave too.
terms continue it.
Lord G. I almost wish I never had contiEnter CAPTAIN HARCOURT.
nued it. [Walks in Anger] I am determined, Cap!. H. What the devil can he be now Woodville! and nothing but miss Mortimer's hatching? mischief, 'I fear.
refusal can break the match. Gov. RH. Dear fortune! let me escape this Wood. I shall not put that in her power, once undiscovered, and I compound for all my lord. Permit me to tell you, no son was the rest. Charles! the news of the house? ever more sensible of a father's kindness; but for the politics of this family are employment if I can purchase its continuance only with for every individual in it.
my honour and my happiness, it would be Capt. H. Bella, horrida bella, sir! My lord too de bought. is determined to bring his son's duty to an Lord Ğ. 'Tis well, sir. – I have listened to immediate test. Thanks to his friend's schemes you sufficiently. Now hear me. Know, this and bis mistress's beauty.
[Aside. worthless wretch you prefer to your duty, is Gov. H. Wbat poor malicious wretches are in my power; nay, in this house. we by nature! Zounds, if I could not find in Capt. H. The devil she is! How, in the my heart lo rejoice at thinking every one here name of ill-luck, should he find that out?will be as mortified and disappointed as a cer- My fine scheme entirely blown up, by Jupiter! tain person that shall be nameless. So, so,
[Aside. here they come, faith, to argue the point in Wood. Why play thus upon me, my lord ? open court.
Lord G. What, has she wrote to you? That Enter LORD GLENMORE, followed by Wood- I was not aware of, nor indeed suspected she
could write. Lord G. Without this proof of your obe- Gov. H. No, not so ignorant as that neither dience, all you can urge, sir, is ineffectual. I ordered she should write too!
Lord G. You ordered she should write ? Brid, Oh, dear me! Let me tell you, sir, it was wronging my [Looks at Woodville and Captain Harconfidence.
court with ridiculous distress. Goo. H. No, I did not order she should Lord G. I have put it out of your power write. I mean-I mean—Zounds! I don't know to marry, sir, otherwise you may take her. what I mean.
Wood. Take her? What poor farce is this? Wood. So it seems indeed; since, hardly Capt. H. Hey-day! more incomprehensibihalf an hour ago, my uncle himself persuaded lities. me to marry my love.
Vane. Now for the eclaircissement, since il Goo, H. Here's a cursed affair now. the governor doesn't acknowledge her in bis
Lord G. Can this be possible? Let me tell first rage and confusion, I may never be able you, governor, if, presuming upon your wealth, to make him.. [Aside] I humbly hope Nr. you play a double part in my family --- Woodville will pardon me, if, with ber own
Gov. H. Zounds! nobody knows his own consent and my lord's, I this morning marpart in your family, that I see! and this fel-ried this young lady. low too’lo tease me, whom I loved above all Gov. H. Zounds, you dog, what's that? You in it. Why, I spoke entirely from regard to married her?-Why, bow did you
dare?him. If since then I have discovered a bump-And you too, my lord! what the devil, did kin was beforehand with him in the posses- you consent to this? sion of his miss
l'ane. Believe me, sir, I didn't then know Vood. If any one beside yourself
, sir, durst she was your daughter. tell such a falsehood, it would cost a life. Lord G. Daughter!
Gov. H. Yes, and if any oue beside myself Gov. H. So it's out, after all. (Aside] l's durst tell me such a truth, it would cost a a lie, you dog, you did know she was my soul perhaps.
[Exit. daughter; you all knew it; you all conspired Capt. H. This is more unintelligible than all to torment me! the rest.
All. Ha, ha, ba! Lord G. To end these altercations, upon Gov. H. Ha, ba, ta! confound your mirb! yourself, Woodville, shall depend the fortune As if I hadn't plagues enough already. - And of this wretch to whom you have been so you have great reason to grin loo, 'my lord, gross a dupe as to justify the imputation of when you have thrown my gawky on your folly. Why, even without knowing me, she impudent valet. ridiculed your passion, and offered to leave you. Lord G. Who could ever have dreamt of Wood. Impossible!
-ha, ha, ha!-of finding this your little wonLord G. Dare you disbelieve me, sir?-Nay, der of the country, brother? she shall be produced, and obliged to confess Capt. H. Nay, my lord, she's the little wodher arts; then blush and obey.--Here, Vane! der of the town too. governor! the keys!
All. Ha, ha, ha! [Exit. Woodville walks behind Gov. H. Mighty well, mighty well, mighty in great agitation.
well!—Pray take your whole laugh out, good Capt. H. Now could I find in my heart to folks, since this is positively the last time of make this story into a ballad, as a warning to my entertaining you in this manner. A colall meddling puppies; and then hang myself, tage shall henceforth be her portion, and a that it may conclude with a grace. Zounds, rope mine. he must be endued with supernatural intelli- Brid. If you are my papa, I think you might gence! Just when I was saying a thousand give some better proof of your kindness. But civil things to myself on my success, to bave I shan't stir. Why, I married on purpose
sprung before my eyes by the ene-that I might not care for you. my; and instead of serving my friend and Gov. H. Why, thou eiernal torment! ms myself, become a mere tool to old Gravity's original sin! whose first fault was the greatest revenge! Pshaw! however, we must make the frailty of woman, and whose second, her grezbest of a bad matter. [Aside] Woodville, test folly! dose thou, or the designing knase wbat dost mean to do, man?
who has entrapped thee merely for that purWood. Let them produce my Cecilia, I will pose, imagine my. wealth shall ever then seize and protect her to the last moment incontinence and ingratitude? No, go of my life.
stockings to some regiment, where he is preCapt. H. And I will assist you to the last ferred io be drummer; warm yourself when moment of mine.
the sun shines; soak every hard-earned crus: Wood. My generous cousin! this is indeed in your own tears, and repent at leisure. friendship:
[Exit in a Ragt Capt. İ. Not so very generous, if you knew all. All. Ha, ha, ha!
Lord G. He to ridicule my mode of eduRe-enter Lord Glenmore and GOVERNOR cation! But what is the meaning of all this
HARCOURT, with BRIDGET, holding a Hand- Wood. Truly, my lord, I believe it would kerchief to her Eyes, followed by Vane; be very bard to find any for either my uncle's WOODVILLE flies and clasps her in his words or actions. I am equally at a loss to Arms, HARCOURT takes her Hand. guess as to Bridget here.
Vane. Hey, what? Bridget, did you say Wood. My love! my life! do I once again sir? Why you little ugly witch,' are you really behold thee? -Fear nothing; you bere are safe Bridget? from all the world !-- Will you not bless me Brid. Why I told you so all along; bul with one look?
you wouldn't believe me.
reward All. Ha, ha, ha!
| ville will tell you whether I have not solemnly Brid. Oh dear beart! I am now as much vowedafeard of my new husband as father.
Wood. Not to accept me without the conLord G. For thee, wench!
sent of both fathers; and if mine consents, Brid. (Falls on her Knees] Oh, no more what doubtlocking up, for goodness' sake, my lord; I be Gov. H. [Without Stop that old man! sick enough of passing for a lady': but, if old Stop that mad parson! Stop him! Scratch ever puts such a trick again in my Grey.. [Without] Nothing shall stop me head, I hope your lordship will catch me, in pursuit of mythat's all.
[Exit. l'ane. I shall run distracted! have I mar
Enter GREY. ried an-and all for nothing loo?
Ha! she is - she is here indeed! Providence Lord G. A punishment peculiarly just, as bas at length directed me to her. it results from abusing my confidence. Hence,
[Runs to Cecilia. wretch! nor ever, while you live, appear again Cecil
. My father! covered with shame let in my presence.
me sink before you. [Exit Vane, looking furiously after Bridget. Lord G. Capi. H. Her father!
Lord G. 'Tis time to return to ourselves. We shall soon come to an eclaircissement,
Re-enter GOVERNOR HARCOURT. \Voodville! since you won't marry, I will. Grey. Rise, my glorious girl! rise purified Wood. My lord?
and forgiven! rise to pity with me the weak Lord G. And you shall judge of my choice. minus that know not all thy value, and vene
[Exit. rate the noble ones that do. Capt. H. Now for it: whatever devil diverts Gov. H. Hey! is it possible? Grey, is this myhimself among us to-day, I see he owes my Grey. Yes, sir, this is your Cecilia; my sagacious lord here a grudge, as well as the Cecilia; the object of your avowed rejection rest; and I foresee that his wife and the go- and contempt. vernor's daughter will prove equally enter- Goo. H. Rejection and contempt! stand out Laining
of the way: let ne embrace my daughter; let
me take her once more to my heart. Re-enter LORD GLENMORE, leading Cecilia,
[Runs, and embraces her. followed by Miss Mortimer.
Lord G. His daughter! Lord G. This lady, sir, I have selected; a Gov. H. Yes, my friend, this is really my worthy choice.
daughter; my own Cecilia; as sure as I am Wood. I dream, surely! that lady your an old fool after being a young one, this good choice? yours!
girl has a right to call me by the name of Lord G. Ungrateful son, had such been father: basn't she, Grey? Why, my lord, this yours
is the very parson I told you of! [Takes Wood. Why, this very angel is mine; my Cecilia's Arm under his] And now, young Cecilia, my first, my only love.
sir, what do you say to your uncle's freaks? Lord G. How?
[To Woodville. Cecil. Yes, my lord! you now know the Wood. Say, sir? that had you ten thousand unbappy object at once of your resentment, such, I would go through a patriarchal servicontempt, and admiration. My own misfor- tude, in hopes of Cecilia's band for my reward. tunes I had learned to bear, but those of Goo. H. 'And bad I ten millions of money, Woodville overpower me. I deliver myself and this only girl, thou shouldst bave her, up to your justice; content to be every way and that too for lhy noble freedom! - And his victim, so I am not bis ruin.
what says my Cecilia to her father's first gift? Lord G. But to find you in this house- Cecil. Astonishment and pleasure leave me
Cecil. Your generous nephew and the amiable bardly power to say, that à disobedience to miss Mortimer distinguished me with the only you, sir, would only double my fault; nor to asylum could shelter me from your son! worship that heaven wbich has led me through
Lord G. They distinguished themselves! Oh, such a trial to such a reward! - Take all I Woodville! did I think an hour ago I could bave left myself to give you, Woodville, in be more angry with you? How durst you my hand. warp a mind so noble?
[Woodville kisses first her Hand, Vood. It is a crime my life cannot ex
and then herself. piate; yet, if the sincerest anguish
Grey. Now let me die, my darling child! Lord G. I have one act of justice still in since I have seen thee once more innocent my, power: my prejudice in favour of birth, and happy. and even a stronger prejudice, is corrected Gov. H. And now kiss me, my Cecilia! kiss by this lovely girl. of her goodness of heart, me. - 'Od! miss Mortimer shall kiss me too, and greatness of mind, I have had incon- for loving my poor girl here. — Kiss me, ali Eestible proofs; and, if I thought you, Frank- of you, old and young, men, women, and
Cecil. Yet stay, my lord! nor kill me with children! – 'Od, 1 am so overjoyed, I 'dread too much kindness.' Once your generosity the consequences.—D'ye hear there? Fetch me might have made me happy, now only mise- a surgeon and a bottle of wine.-I must both rable. My reason, my pride, nay, even my empty and fill my veins on this occasion :love, induces me to refuse, as the only way Zooks, I could find in my heart to frisk it to prove I deserve him. He has taught me to merrily in defence of the gout, and take that know the world too late; nor will I retort on cursed vixen below, whoever she is, for my him the contempt I bave incurred. Mr. Wood-partner!
Lord G. Methinks all seem rewarded but Goo. H. 'Od, brother! Who'd have thought iny poor Sophia here; and her protection of you in the right all the while? We'll never Cecilia deserves the highest reconipense.-But separate again, by the Lord Harry! but knock whenever, my dear,' you can present me the down our Welsh friend's old house, and husband of your choice, I will present him raise him one on the ruins large enough to with a fortune fit for my daughter.
contain the whole family of us, where he shall Gov. H. Protect Cecilia ! -'Od! she is a reign sole sovereign over all our future little good girl, and a charming girl, and I honour Woodvilles and Cecilias. the very tip of her feathers now!-If she could Cecil. Oppressed with wonder, pleasure, but fancy our Charles, I'd throw in something gratitude, I must endeavour to forgive myself, pretty on his side, I promise you.
when heaven thus graciously proves its forMiss M. Frankness is the fashion. — What giveness, in allying me to every human being would you say, sir, and you, my lord, if I my heart distinguishes. had fancied your Charles so much as to make Grey. Yes, my Cecilia, you may believe him mine already?
him, who never gave you a bad lesson, that Lord G. Hey-day! more discoveries! How's
you are now most truly entitled to esteem; this, boy?
since it requires a far greater exertion to stop Capt. H. Even so, sir, indeed.
your course down the hill of vice, than to Lord G. It completes my satisfaction. lioil slowly up toward virtue. [Exeunt
Tuis anthor was a native of Ireland, born, as we have been informed, in the county of West Meath, and that the nome of his family was M'Laughlin; which seeming somewhat unconth to the pronunciation of an English tongue, he, on his coming upon the stage, anglicized it to that by which he was ever afterwards known. He is said to have been born as early as the ist of May 1690, and, absconding from his mother, then a widow, came over to England in the year 1708. He was presently seduced into a marriage with a publican's widow in the Borough; but the circumstaece coming to the ears of his friends, the widow was compelled to resign him (on the ground of non-age), and he sus sent back to Ireland. Here forming an acquainlance with some under-graduates of Trinily College, Dublin, he took up the employment of badgeman in that college; read much for the improvement of his mind, and remained in that menit! situation ull he arrived at the age of 21. He then again came to London, associated with the frequenters of Hockley in the Hole, made a connexion with a strolling company, played Harlequin ; and, after leading an extraordinary course of life, was again restored to his mother, and returned to his former station of badgeman in Trinity College. A third time, he quitted, and finally, his mother's superintendence, and arrived in England in 1716. He first joined a company of players at Bristol, then altached himself to several strolling companies,' and afterwards made his eniré at the theatre in Lincoln's Ion Fields; where his merit was first shown in a small character in Fielding's Coffee-house Polsticies, which in the hands of any other performer, would have gone unnoticed. For several seasons he perforined com characters; and on the ioth of May 1755, was unfortunate enough to kill Mr. Hallam, an actor in the same theatre with himself (Drury-Lane) and who was grand father to the present Mrs. Maltocks. The dispute originated about a wig, which Hallam had on in Fabian's Trice for Trick, and which the other claimed as his property; and, in a wargth of temper, he raised his cane, and gave him a fatal stroke in the eye. He was brought to trial in consequence; bet no malicious intent appearing in evidence, he was acquilled. On the 14th of February 1741 he established his fame a an actor, in the character of Shylock, in The Merchant of Venice, and restored to the stage a play which had bert forty years supplanted by Lord Lansdowne's Jew of Venice. Macklin's performance of this character so forcibly struck a gentleman in the pil, that he as it were involuntarily exclaimed, “That is the Jew, that Shakspeare drew." It has beon said that this gentleman was Mr, Pope; and that he meant his panegyricon Macklin as a salire against Lerr Landsdowne. Mr. Macklin was in his privale character a tender husbaud, a good father, and a steady friend. To firmness and resolution in supporting the rights of his theatrical brethren, it was owing that they have been relieved from a species of oppression to which they had been ignominiously subjected for many years, whenever the caprice er malice of their enemies chose to exert itself. We allude to the prosecution which he commenced and carried 0 against a set of insignificant beings, who, calling themselves The Town, used frequently to disturb the entertainments et the theatre, to the terror of the actors, as well as to the annoyance and disgrace of the public. His merit ai a come dian in various characters is too well known to need our taking up much time in expatiating on it, particularly 12 S Gilbert Wrangle in The Refusal, Don Manuel in She Would and She Tould not, Sir Archy M'Sarcasmi! farce of Love à-la-Mode, and Sir Pertinax Mac Sycophant, in The Man of the World. He was also esteemed pe! capital in the character of Shakspeare's Iago; but the part in which he was long allowed to shine withoat a coppetilor was that of Shylock.
THE MAN OF THE WORLD.
Acted with great success at Covent Garden 1781. This play, which in respect to originality, force of mind, 10 well-adapted satire, may dispute the palm with any dramatic piece that has appeared within the compass of here century, was received with the loudest acclamations, in Ireland, about seventeen years before, under the title cl True-born Scotchman, ir three acts. Jo London, however, an official leave for its exhibition was repeatedly deny
stedis denied: and our audiences are indebted for the pleasure they have since derived from it, to the death of Mr. Capell, the sab-licenser of the Theatres Royal, The plot of the play is briefly this: a crafty subtle Scolchman, thrown upor. world without friends, and little or no cdocation, directs the whole of his observation and assiduity (in both of he is indefatigable) to the pursuit of fortune and ambition, By his unwearicd efforts, and meanness, he succeeds; warned by the defects of his own education, he determines to give his eldest son the best that could be oblained, * for this purpose puts him into the hands of a clergyman of learning, integrity, and honour, who, by teaching him
intended: yo. precepts, and showing him the force of good example makes him the very reverse of what the father intended: not a man educated the better to make his court in the great, and extend the views of false ambition but los bimself respected, independent, and happy. Thus he defeals the views of his father, who wants to marry lady of rank and fortune, but to whom he cannot direct his affections, aud marries the daughter of a poor olhcer, beller than a dependant on his mother, but who has virtues and accomplishments to adorn any situation. To sho latter feels the just consequences of an over vaulling ambition; while the son, seeking his own happiness independ fortune or honom's, in the concluding lines, thus avows and rejoices in the principles that he is governed by:
"My scheme; though mock'd by knave, coquel, and sool, l "In all pursuits-but chiefly in a wife, "To thinking minds will prove this golden rule :
1 "Not wealth, but morals, make the happy life.
** independent of