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jeannol and- Colin. Translatedfrom ViliaSm.
bad examined the excellencies and defects of ill the sciences, it was determined that the young marquis should learn to dance.
Nature, which does al!, had given him a
The young marquis was one day upon his knees before his charming mistress, whom; love, esteem, and friendship, were going to make his own; in a tender and spirited conversation, they enjoyed a foretaste of their happiness; they concerted measures to lead * happy life: when all on a sudden a valet-de-1 charhbre, belonging to the old marchioness* arrives in a great fright. w Here's fad news, said he; officers remove the effects of my master and mistress; the creditors have seized upon all, by virtue of an execution £ and I am obliged to make' the best shift I can to have my wages paid." "Let's fee, said the marquis, what's this ? vrhat can this adventure" niean?" " Go, find the widow, go quickly, and punifb those villains." He runs, he ar-* rives at the house; his father was already in prison : alt the servants had fled different ways* each carrying oft" whatever he could lay his* hands upon. His mother was alone, wt'.hw out assistance, without comfort, drowned irf tears; she had nothing left but the remembrance of her fortune, of her beauty, her* faults, and her extravagant expencesj
After tUcfin had wept a long time with his mother, he at length laid to her, " Let u* not give ourselves up to despair; this young widow loves me to etcefs; she is more gene* rous than rich, I can answer for her; I'll fly to her, and bring her to you." He returns to1 his mistress, and finds her in company with * very amiable young officer. *' What, is ie you, Mr. dc )a Jcann'Jtiere, said she; what" business have you here?" M Is it proper to" forsake one's mother in such a manner?'' "Go to that pour, unfortunate woman, and tell her, that I still wish her well: I have occasion fur A chamber-maid, and will give lies the prrferentc." "My lad, said, the officer, you are well shaped; if you are twilling to Jilt in my compsny, you may depend upon good usage."
The marquis, thunderstruck, and with ». heart enraged, Win* isi quest of iiis old governor, made him acquainted v, itli his misfurtCne, and asked his advice. The governor proposed to him to become a tutor, like" himself. "Alas! said the m-rquis, I kr.ow nothing-, you have taught me nothing, and you Jre the" first cause of my misfor.unes j" he sobb'd when he spoke thus. "Write romances, said a wit who was present, it is an admires/U resource at Paris."
The young man, in greater despair tsian ever, ran to his mother's ccnfeilor: he was aL, Thealin of great repuuuon, who directed the" consciences only of women oi" the fast rank. As soon as he saw him, lie ran up lo him, "My God, Mr. Meiquj, where is your coach? said he: how is the gcoj lady youf mother?" The poor uefununate yoin t man gave him an account of what had bef nie.i hu B b a "Duly.
igi A •vulgar Error concerning the Death os Lady "Jane Seyhtutr, confuted.
family. In proportion as he had explained, himself, the Theatin assumed ah air more grave, more indifferent, and more distant. «S My son, said he, it is the will of God that you should be reduced to this condition; riches serve only to corrupt the heart j God, in his great mercy, has then reduced your mother to beggary." "Yes, Sir," answered the marquis. "So much the better, said the confessor; her election is the more sure." "But father, said the marquis, is there in the mean time no hopes of some assistance in this world?" "Farewel, my son, said the confessor; a court lady is waiting for me."
The marquis was almost ready to faint; he met with much the fame treatment from all; and acquired more knowledge of the world in half a day, than he had done in all the rest of his life.
. Being quite overwhelmed with despair, he saw an old-fashioned chaise advance, which resembled an open waggon with leather curtains j it was followed by four enormous carts which were loaded. In the chaise there was a young man, dressed in the rustic manner; he had a round, fresh countenance, replete with sweetness and gaiety. His wife, a little woman of a brown complexion, and an agreeable figure, though somewhat fat, sat close by him: the carriage did not move on like the chaise of a petit-maitre; the traveller had time sufficient to contemplate the t marquis, who was motionless, and immersed in sorrow. ". Good God, cried he,, I think fhat is Jeanriot." Upon hearing this name, the marquis lifts up his eyes,, the carriage stops, and the marquis cries out, M 'Tis Jeannot, 'sis Jeannot himself." The little fat bumpkin gives but one spring from his carriage, and runs to embrace his old companion. Jeannot recollected-his friend Colin; shame and tears overspread his'countenancc. "You have abandoned me,-said Colin; but, though you are a great man, I will love you for ever." Jeannot, confused and affected, with sobs related to him a great part of his history. "Come to the inn where I lodge, and tell me the rest of
it, said Colin; embrace my wife here, and let us go and dine together."
They walk all three on foot, followed by their baggage. "What's all this tram, fail Jeannot; does it belong to you i" " Yes, answered Colin, it all belongs to me and to my, wife: we are just come from the country; T am at the head of a good manufacture of tin and copper; I have married the daughter of a merchant well provided with all utensils necessary to the great as well as the little r we work a great deal; God blesies us; we have not changed our condition; we are happy; we will assist our friend Jeannot. Be no longer a marquis; all the grandeur in the world is not to be compared to a good friend. You shall return with me to the country; I will teach you the trade; it it not very difficult; 1 will make you my partner, and we will live merrily in the remote corner where we were, born."
Jeannot, quite transported, felt emotions of grief and joy, tenderness and shame; and he said within himself, " My fashionable friends have betrayed me, and Colin, whom I despised, is the only one who edmes to relieves me." What instruction is this! Colin's goodness of heart causes the feeds of a virtuous disposition, which the world had not quite stifled in Jeannot, to sprout up: he was sensible that he could not forsake his father and m«ther. "We'll take care of your mother, said tlolin; and as to the good man you* father, who is in jail, I know something of business; his creditors, seeing he has nothing, will compromise matters for a trifle; I take the whole affair upon myself." Colin found means to procure the father's enlargement: Jeannot returned to the country with his rela>tions, who resumed their former way of life r he married a sister of Colin's, who, being of the fame temper with her brother, made him compleatly happy. Jeannot the father, Jeannot the mother, and Jeannot the son, were thus convinced that happiness is not the result of, vanity..
A -vulgar Error concerning the Death of Lady Jane Seymour, confuted.
AN the twelfth of October, A. D. 1537, the queen,- sister to the lord Beauchamp, was brought to-bcM of a prince (afterwards EdwaraWI.) at Hampton-Court, but did not survive her delivery above twelve days. It appears, from all the evidences of history, that this princess and her brother, were far from being frieeds to the papal supremacy in England. This gave occasion for some historians of those days to invent many ridiculous stories about her duath. Snundtrs pretends, " that
when the queen was in extreme labour, the physicians, finding they could not save both her and the child, asked the king, which he would have spared, his queen, or his son?" And that Henry answered, " the son, because he could find other wives." Sir John Hayward fays, " That it was currently reported, the child was cut out of the queen's belly, ansf that she died the fourth day aster." But no—, thing can confute these idle stories so effectually, &i two letters, cubli&ed by Mr, Htrne, "frw>
On Sea-Wafer icing /aline.
from the originals: the first is hy the queen's trder, to the lords of the council, as follows:
"Right, truly, and well-beloved, we greet you well:
"And forasmuch as, by the inestimable goodness and grace of Almighty God, we be delivered and brought in child-bed of a prince, conceived in most lawful matrimony, between my lord, the king's majesty and us, doubting not, but that, for the love and affection which you bear unto us, and to the commonwealth" of this realm, this knowledge ih all be joyous and glad-tidings unto .you, we thought good, to certify you of the fame, to the intent ye might not only render unto God condign thanks and praise for so great a benefit j but also continually pray for the long continuance and preservation of the same here in this life, to the honour of God, joy and pleasure os my lord' the king and us: and the universal weal, quiet, and tranquility of the whole realm. Given under our signet, at my lord's manor, at Hampton-court, the 12th day of October."
, The next is a certificate from the physicians,. to the fame lords, in the following terms:
"These strtll+e to advertise your lordstmx
ofthe queen's estate- Yesterday afternoon she ha4 a natural laxe, by reason whereof flic ic£ gan to lighten, and, as it appeared, to amend, and so continued till towards night. All thi» night she has been, and doth rather apparte! tjian mend. Her confessor hath been with her grace this morning, and hath done that to his office appertaineth; and even now is pr«p'arlng to minister to her grace the sacrament of unction. At Hampton-court, this Wedslesiiay morning at eight o'clock.
Your lordship's at'commandment;
•: - Thomas Butlahdj Robert Harhold, Edward Bayntonj John Mimby, priefly William Butts, "' "' • Geb. Ov>I'n." • Henry was never known to be so much touched with any event that befel him, as with the death of this lady. For fume days he strut himself up from all company; and hi* grief was so excessive, that the bishop of Durham wrote him a consolatory letter on the. occasion.
To the E D 1 T o R s of the OXFORD MAGAZINE.
T7NDER the agreeable expectations of your Museum being rendered a vehicle of[ select miscellanies, and a production not derogatory from the honour of your university, I have wrote myself down one of its primary subscribers. The motives conducing to the fdfcscription; I suppose, you'll easily penetrate into without a farther enumeration: motives, that with us Jfivenile, can't fail ef being prevalent.' » "But not to detain. For why (fay you) "all these introductory preambles r these futile digressions ? Let us have the purport of yfiur letter." You must know then, that as a subscriber, I flatter myself with the hopes of your assenting to a savour I am now going to ask you. Being the other day in a very contemplative mood, my thoughts under this vicissitude straggled to the sea, and from thence
Nenucasih, October 18, 1768,'.^, that in you I should find the solution to my problem, in your good nature, the universal panacea to my perplexity.
I have accordingly embraced the intimation;, and hence my reasons for this epistle.. You'll excuse, I hope, the' liberty assumed,' on considering, that juvenile curiosity is always fond, always impatient, of gratification. And tho' you may find, by the nature of my question, 1 am but an ignoramus in philoso-' phy, that discovery must not render my request' altogether presumptuous.
Tire elucidation of this mystery you'll fines simple, and adapted'to 1 he comprehension of L ignorant capacities. , ■ i
1 am, Gentlemen,' Your humble servant,
Philom Atkes. P. S. It is humbly presumed a fictitious
very casually to" consider, what could be the signature will not be construed unfavourably, reason of that great collection of waters being Allowances only deducted.'
saline? 1 puzzled myself for a considerable tirne with vague hypotheses concerning 'it. I distracted myself with the vague imaginations of a chimerical fancy, to demonstrate the cause of this phenomenon. All, however, proved unsatisfactory, insufficient, nor produced they any other effect than the involving os me in a labyrinth of confusion. When \ Jiad thus embarrassed myself in vain, and attained as it were my nc plus ultra, the derma* resort I could invent, was to address myself it you. Suggestions intimated 10 me,
To the Editors of tie Oxford Magazine.
R E M A R ft
"it if said, that the reason of refusing a
* certain great man'i resignation, was, because it was thought necessary, at this critical time, to have one man o£ fense among them who are to have the management of affairs,
London Evenings Oct. 29.
TX7ANTS a place, a young man of a sober * * disposition, can be well recommended from his last place, has been much used to apothecaries shops, can make up prescriptions well.' let bloodt and do any thing belonging to the faculty;—carry cut parcels, understands •waiting at table, and looking after horses *. Any gentleman this may suit, by directing a line to T. T. &c. Daily Adv. Nov. 2. * A very accomplished man! but if he could also act the part of a coachman, he would be a very desirable servant for one of the faculty.
A N Y' wetl-disposcd persen, who would ^* lend a young wid/>w gentlewoman the sum of 30 pounds for twelve months certain, ihall have per cent, fortheir money and her bond, and another person of property's bond: it is to enable her to get an honest livelihood, which, without such a loan, she must despair os; though once blessed with affluence, yet loss of friends and variety of miss rtunes, have obliged her to apply in this public manner. A line directed for P. L. &c. Daily Advertiser, Nov. 10.
hear from Kilmarnock, that about three years ago, one Alexander Shiels, merchant there, had a number of bank notes stolen from him, and on Saturday last, there were put in below the bottom of his shopdoor, inclosed in a letter, four twenty -stilling notes, and ten shillings in silver; and, at the fame time, they return him thanks for the loan of it. Edinburgh, Nov. 12.
A Widow, under 26 years of age, whohas 5001. in her posleffion, and an annuity of 24.I. a year, is desirous of entering again into the marriage-state; she is not so vain as to expect 3 gentleman, but hopes she mav have some pretensions to a tradesman, well settled in business. Letters addressed to M. S. and left at the Nag's Head at Walthamstow, in Essext shall, if approved of, be answered in
* few days. Daily Advertiser, Nov. 18.
GOME years ago a young sot was kept at the Golden Bear Inn at Reading, and eaiployed in a wheel to turn the jack; after a while Reynard gave his keeper the flip, and regained his native fields: this very fox was
afterwards pursued by the hounds, but run* ning into the town, he sprung over an half-. door which opened.into the kitchin, jumped into his wheel, resumed his former occupation, and saved his life. This, though very* amazing, is absolutely true. Public Advertiser, Nov. 19.
Translation os the Charge given by the Grand Signior to the new Grand Vizir at bis Installation.
npHOU Hamzay Pacha, my grand vizir, and absolute minister, who hast been raised1 to the circuit of my imperial palace, and whose behaviour and fidelity have been- approved; I have chosen thee in preference toall my other vizirs, to intrust thee with my imperial seal. In consequence of which, if thou conducted the affairs of the slaves of the Deity with the requisite fidelity, inpro^ tecling and favouring the poor, and- by conform' in? thyself to my imperial mind, thou wilt be beloved in this world, and in that which is to come. Mahamed Pacha, thy predecessor, drawn away by his extreme avarice, and by some evil councils, having disgraced, by bis corruption, the honour of my Sublime Porte, has been there* fore deprived. . Daily Advertiser, Nov. 19. 4^-It is to be wished that all Europeancourts, when they appoint or discharge their ministers or servants, would th«s publicly declare their reasons; as such persons would then attend more to the rectitude of their conduct than they do at present, and the public would reap . the benefit of it.
To the Single Women. A Single Man wants to Lodge, of Lodge and Board, with a Single Woman, whether in business or not; keep* regular hours, will not give much trouble, but spends many evenings at home; therefore wishes to meet with a conversable person, and is willing to pay a Handsome price. < Gazetteer, Nov. 22.
TJTOW extremely grateful and modest »• those gentlemen who declare themselves candidates for a feat in parliament! Sir Richard Glyn, in his advertisement, fays, his " heart oversows with gratitude ;"■ Thomas Nash, esq. says, he is " itrprrjjei with the warmest fense «f gratitude.' ■ Mr. Serjeant Glynn thinks, " It is time be should return you his warmest tbar.ks.— And Sir William Beauchamp Proctor very modestly declares, " He does not covet a feat in parliament."
On the Death of Luxe Singleton, Esq;
WhicK could delight the learn'd, the virtuous charm; Prais'd by the pood, and by the wife carefs'd,
And fam'd for charity for ever warm! The raging warrior may his laurels boast,
Pointing with rapture to the loaded grave, And think he merits, who hat murdtr'd, most; Thy pow'r is greater, which was given to save.
That edifice *, where ev ry pain is cur d,
Where death has oft a dire discomfit found; Where blooming health with med'cine is insur'd, [resound.
Speaks thy just praise, and shall thy worth Benson f, whose mitre was by bounty grac'd,
Enjov'dthy converse,and thy worth admir'd; Virtues like his can never be effac'd j
Virtues like thine, by Heav'n must be inspif'd.
When want with tortures plough'd the aching breast, [ceiv'd;
You felt the to-tures whicli your eyes perFor the distressful you was e'er distrest,
And ev'ry pang you pitfdS you relieved. Forgive the bard, who, in untuneful lays,
Attempts to call thy worth to public view; Ko other end he knows in honest praise,
But what excites to imitation too, Qft with thy smile he hath beguil'd the hours,
While social converse charm'd the list'ning ear;
O! let him now bestrew thy grave -with fiow'rs, Or pay the tribute of a friendly tear!
* The Infirmary at Gloucester, which was planned by him, and is inimitable for its neatness and convenience, deserving the character of the poet, Simplex munditiis.
\ The good bishop of Gloucester, whose virtues stijl endear him to posterity, and are I mentioned with admiration. The above gentleman drtw the plan -of his monument.
For li( OxPOR t M A r, A 7. I NE.
A remarkable Epitaph on-Mr. Alexander Rose, buried near the Altar in the Church c/"Ever.ley, Hants. JJ O S P E S, siste gradum, cineresq; hos adspke, disces Quid sum j quid fueram; quidqjfuturusern: ,^>s fueram, nunc sum pulvis; mox umbra futurus;
Ros ^biit j pulvis sprgitur; umbra sugit.
Quid tute es, disee hinc; quid cuncta humana j quid audi, Sunt quod ego; pulvis, ros, cinis, umbra, nihil.
Nov. i, 1768. J. Oxoniensis.
For the Oxford Magazine. Æ N I G M A. 'T'O various turns and many shifts enur'd,
A guard to others, yet myself immur'd, A veifd recluse, the busy world I Chan, Seldom (like you ye fair) by man undone. In open day-light, hardly e'er remain, Just peep abroad, and hide myself again; Inferiors spurn, superiors me oppress, Nor haply d'eem'd an object of redress. Fretted with hip, in state dependant plac'd, In gloomy station ever bound to waste; With hands behind (like caitiff vile) am ty'd, And tho' I hold the reins, yet never guide.
An Address to the British Ladies, Recommending the Print of Lady Charlotte Cranficld and Child to their serious Consideration.
■V7IEW with attention, O ye thoughtless fair,
Big with the vast importance of— themselves,
Nor think such acts can e'en a queen disgrace j
B<-lov'd of men, and much npprov'd by Heav'n. Thus, wet the housewife's Dride, domestic caret,
As rr.uch adopted as sine ladies' airs,