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was due to public decorum, and that answer arrived. The courier, impati. an example of severity was requisite in ently expected on both sides, at lenge point of policy, that other foreign mi. arrived, and brought such an answer as nitters might be assured of the safety might well be expected. It contained of their persons and property. The no complaints against the Porte, for Itrictelt search was therefore made to there were none to make ; but an or; discover the individuals who were guil- dex of recall to the Minister, couched ty of the personal infuls and indigni- in terms that struck him to the heart; ties to the Ambassador and to the la- for he instantly fell fick and died by dies, without effe&t; but the heads of his own hands, or a natural death, in 300 persons, Janiffaries and others, a few days. His wife and daughters concerned in the riot, were cut off, soon after returned in a private manand information of this bloody execu. ner to Vienna, where the story of the vion was sent to the Ambassador, with young ladies had arrived long before a request to know if it would fatisfy them, and represented in such a light him; to which he replied, that fo far to the Empress Dowager, who was as respected his own person and fami- still living, and absorbed in devout exly he was content ; but that having ercises, that they were ordered to resent dispatches to Vienna upon the tire to a convent, as parlour boarders, subject, he could say no more till the for the remainder of theit days.
Ned Drowsy. A Story.--By Mr Cumberland. " A life from cares and business free, At the same time, I speak it to his hon “ Is of all lives the life for me. our, I have frequently known him ex® ED DROWsy came into poffeffion press a tender fellow-feeling for the Sleeps
a , when the humours and habits contracted partiality, than he was apt to be guilty by education, or more properly by the of, to the edifying story of the Sevin want of it, become too much a part of Dreamers, whom I verily believe he the constitution to be conquered but by held in more respect than the Seveu fome extraordinary effort or event. Ned's Wonders of the World. father had too tender a concern for his Rural sports were too boifterous for health and morals to admit him of a pub. Ned's spirits ; neither hares nor partridlic school, and the fame objections held ges could lay their deaths at his door, so against an university: Not that Ned that all his country neighbours gave him was without his pretenfions to fcholar- their good word, and poached his manship, for it is well known that he has ors without mercy: There was a canal been sometimes found alleep upon his in the front of his house, where he would couch with a book open in his hand, fometimes take up with the placid awhich warrants a prefumption that he musement of angling from an alcove by could read, though I have not met any the fide of it, with a servant in attendbody yet, who has detected him in the ance for the purpose of baiting his hook, act itself. The literature of the nursery or calling upon him to pull
, if by chance he held in general contempt, and had no he was furprized with a bite; happily more paffion for the feats of Fack tbe for his repote this very rarely was the Giant-killer, when he was a child, than cafe, though a tradition runs in the fahe had for the labours of Hercules in his mily of his having once snapped an offimore adult years : I can witness to the cious perch of extraordinary fize. deteftation, in which he held the popular There was a learned practitioner in the allegory of the Pilgrim's Progress, and law, one Mr Driver, who had a house when he has been told of the many edi- in his parish, and him Ned appointed tions that book has run through, he has manager of his estate; this worthy gen: never failed to reply, that there is no ac- tleman was so considerate as seldom if counting for the bad taste of the vulgar: ever to give hin any trouble about his
accounts, well knowing hie aversion from tioneer in London, and Billy Sparkle !is items and particulars, and the little turn foii, a city beau. My friend was in his he had to the drudgery of arithmetic and eaiy chair turned towards the fire; the calculations. By the kind offices of Mr rett were fitting round the table at some Driver, Ned was relieved from an infinite distance, and engaged, as I foon difirdeal of disagreeable business, and Mr vered, in a very interesting conversation Driver himself suddenly became a man upon beauty, which my entrance for a of confiderable property, and began to while put a stop to. This intermicon take a lead in the country. Ned to lowever lafted no longer than whilft Mr gether with his citate had succeeded to Drowly paid his compliments to me, å Chancery suit, which was pending at which he performed in few words, zik. the death of the late poffefor: This ing ine however if I came on horleback, fuit was for a time carried on fo prospe- which having answered in the aflirmarously by Mr Driver, that nothing more tive, he fententiously observed, that he seemed requitite to bring it to a favour- never rode. And now the elder Mr able issue, than for Ned to make his ap- Sparkle resumed the conversation in the pearance in Court for some purposes I following manner“What I was going am not able to explain: This was an un- to observe to you, when this gentleman dertaking fo insurmountable, that he came in, upon the article of beauty is could never he prevailed upon to set a- peremptorily and precisely this: Beauty, bout it, and the suit was deserted accord- gentlemen, is in the eye, I aver it to be ingly. This fuit and the circunftance of in the eye of the beholder, and not in the a copper mine on his enate, which his a- object itself; my beauty for instance is gent never could engage him to work, not your beauty, your's is not mine ; were the only things that ever difurbed it depends upon fancy and taste, fancy his tranquillity, and upon these ropies he and talte are nothing but caprice: A was rather fore, till Mr Driver found it collection of fine women is like a collecconvenient to give up both points, and tion of fine pictures; put them up to auce Ned heard no more of his Chancery suit tion, and bidders will be found for every cr his copper mine. '
lot.-But all bidders, cries the attorney, These few traits of my friend's charac. are not bona fide buyers ; I believe you ter will juslice to make my readers ac- find many an article in your fales fcat quainted with him before I relate the back upon the owner's hands, and so it particulars of a visit I paid him about is with beauty; all, that is bidden for, three mouths ago. It was in compliance is not bought in Here the curate interwith the following letter, which I was posed, and turning to his lay-brother of favoured with from Mr Driver,
the pulpit, reminded him that beauty
was like a flower of the field ; here to " TIESE are to inform
day, and gone to-morrow; whereas vir
you, “ Mr Drowsy desires the favour of your fcythe of time; virtue was an ever-green,
tue was a hardy plant, and defed the “ company at Poppy-Hall, which he and would bloom in the winter of life « has ordered me to notify to you, not virtue would flourish, when beauty was “ doubting but you will take it in good no more.
I believe it seldom makes any part, as you well know how his hu. considerable foots till that is the cale,
mour stands towards writing: He cried Billy Spark and followed up his “ bids me say that he has something of repartee with a laug??, in which he was • consequence to consult you upon, of himself the only performer.-It is high " which more when we meet: Wim- time now, says the attorney, directing • ing you health and a fafe journey, I re. his discourse to me, to make you ac“ main in all reasonable service,
quainted with the business we are upon, “ Your's to command,
and how we came to fall upon this topic “ DANIEL DRIVER."
of beauty. Your friend Mr Drowfy In consequence of this summons I set does not like the trouble of talking, and off for Poppy-Hall, and arrived there ear, therefore with his leave I fall open the ly in the evening of the second day. I case to you, as I know he wishes to take found my friend Drowsy in company your opinion upon it-Here the attorney wich ry correspondent the attorney, the seeming to pause for his cue, Drowiy reverend Mr Beetle curate of the parish, nodded his head and bade him go on. and two gentlemen, strangers to me, We are in consultation, rejoined he, upon who, as I understood from Mr Driver, a matter of no less moment than the were Mr Sparkle senior, an eminent auc- choice of a wife for the gentleman in
that easy chair. And if he is easy in it, which I am sorry to say has not yet been demanded I, what neeil he wish for the case, more !-Alackaday! he has no heir, and He then drew a paper of minutes from till that event takes place, he is only ten- his pocket-book, and read 29 tollows: ant for life subject to empeachment of " Katherine Cumming, foiniter, aged waite; he cannot be callesi inalter of his “twenty-five, lodges at Gravesend in own estate ; only think of that, Sir. " the honie of Mr Duffer, a reputable That was for him to do, I replied; how “ Hop-feller of that place, can have an does Mr Drowsy himself think of it? I " undeniable character froin two genio don't think much about it, answered Ned. “tlemen of credit, now absent, but loon And how itands your mind towards ma- “ expected in the next arrivals from trimony!--No answer. There's trouble “ China: her fortune, which he ingeniin it, added I. There is so, replied he “ oully owns is not capital, is for the with a figh; but Driver says I want an present invested in certain commodiheir. There's trouble in that too, quoth “ ties, which she has put into the hands l; have you any particular lady in your 66 of the gentlemen above-mentioned, cye? That is the very point we are now
" and for which the expects profitable upon, cried Mr Sparkle senior ; there “ returns on their arrival. This young are three lots up for Mr Drowly or his “ lady appeared with a florid blooming friends to chufe from, and I only wait 6 complexion, fine long ringlets of dark his fignal for lenocking down the lot « hair in the fashionable dishevel, eyes that he likes be. This I could not per• “ uncommonly sparkling, is tall of itafectly understand in the terms of art, “ ture, strait and in good case. She which Mr Sparkle made use of, and “ wore a locket of plaited hair flung in therefore desired he would express him- a gold chain round her neck, and was self in plain language. My father means “ remarkably neat and elegant about the to fay, cries Billy, there are three girls “ feet and ancles: is impatient for a want husbands, and but one man that “ speedy answer, as the has thoughts of wishes to be married. Hold your tongue, “ going out in the next tips to India.”. puppy, said old Sparkle, and proceeded. Let her go ! cried Ned, I'll have noYou shall know, Sir, that to accommo- thing to say to Kitty Cuinming.--I'll date Mr Drowly in the article of a wife bet a wager he is one of us, exclaimed and save him the trouble of looking out the city beau, for which his father gave for himself; we some time ago put an hin a look of rebuke, and proceeded to advertisement in the papers ; I believe I the next. have a copy of it about me: Aye, here “ Agnes de Crapeau, daughter of a it is!
“ French protestant clergyman in the “ WANTED,
6 Ife of Jersey, a comely young woman, “ A young, healthy, unmarried wo- “ but of a pensive air and downcast look; “ man, of a discreet character, as wife “ lived as a dependent upon a certain “ to a gentleman of fortune, who loves “ rich trader's wife, with whom her fi« his ease and does not care to take upon “ tuation was very unpleasant; flattered “ himself the trouble of courtship: she “ herself she was well practised in sub" must be of a placid domestic turn, and 66 miflion and obedience, should con“ not one that likes to hear herself talk. “ form to any humours which the adi “ Any qualified person, whom this may “ vertiser might have, and, should be “ fuit, by applying to Mr Sparkle auc- “ do her the honour to accept her as “ tioneer, may be informed of particu- “ his wife, she would do her possible “ lars. A short trial will be expected. 66 to please him with all humble duty,
“ N. B. Maids of honour need not“ gratitude, and devotion.". “ apply, as none such will be treated Ned Drowsy now turned himself in with.”
his chair, and with a sigh whispered me I told Mr Sparkle I thought the ado in the ear, Poor thing! I pity her, but vertisement a very good one, and pro- she won't do: go on to the
last. perly guarded, and I wished to know the The lady I am next to describe, said result of it: he faid, that very many ap- Sparkle, is one of whom I can only speak plicants had presented themselves, but by report, for as yet I have not set eyes for want of full credentials he had dif- on her person, nor is she acquainted missed all but three, whom I will again with a syllable of these proceedings, be defcribe, added he, not only for your ing represented to me as a young woman, information, but in hopes Mr Drowly whose delicacy would not submit to be will give come attention to the catalogue, the candidate of an advertisement. The
account I have had of her is from a friend, terested in the manner I have related up. who, though a man of a particular way on Mr Sparkle’s discourse, and heard of thinking, is a very honest honourable him give orders to his servant to thew perlon, and one whose word will pass the gentleman into the room, which he for thousands: he called at my office did in a quicker and more spirited tong one day, when this advertisement was than is ufual with him, I began to think Jaying on my desk, and casting his eye that nature was about to struggle for her upon the paper, asked me, if that lilly privileges, and fulpecting that this stranjest was my invention ; I assured him it ger might porhaps have some connection was no jest, but a serious advertisement ; with Sparkle's incognita, I grew impas that the party was a man of property tient for his appearance. and honour, á gentleman by birth and · After a while the servant returned and principle, and one every wayqualified to introduced a little fwarthy old man with make the married itate happy. Hath he fort grey hair and whimsically dresledi lost his understanding, said my friend, having on a dark brown coat with a that he takes this method of convening all tarnished gold edging, black figured vcha the prostitutes about the town,jor doth he vet vaiftcoat, and breeches of fcarlet cloth confult his ease so much, as not to trouble with long gold knee-bands, dangling himself whether his wife be a modeft down a pair of black filk stockings, woman or not? Huinph! cried Ned, which cloathed two legs not exactly caft what fignifics what he faid? go on with in the mould of the Belvedere Apollo. your story. To make short of it then, Iłe made two or three low revcrences as resumed 'Sparkle, my friend grew seri- he advanced, so that before Mr Sparkle ous upon the matter, and after a confie could announce him by name, I had derable time addrehled himself to me as fet him down for an Ifraelite, all the follows: If I was satisfied your princi- world to nothing; but as foon as I heard pal is a man, as you describe him, qua- the words, Gentlemen, this is my svortig lified by temper and difpofition to make friend Air Abraham Abrabams! I recoge an amiable and virtuous girl happy, I nized the person of an old correfpon: would say fomething to you on the fub- dent *, whom I once before had a glipmfe ject; but as he chufes to be concealed, of, as he walked past my bookseller's and as I cannot think of blindly facri« door in Cornhill, and was pointed out ficing my fair charge to any man, whom to me from the top. The does not know and approve, there is Mr Abrahams, not being a person, an end of the matter. And 'why fo? to whom nature had affixed her par. exclaimed Ned with more energy than port, . saying, Let this mon bave free I had ever observed in him ; 1 fhould be ingress and egrefs upon my autborits, glad to see the gentleman and lady both; made his firft approaches with all those 1 Mould be glad to see them.
civil assiduities, which same people are At this inftant a fervant entered the conftrained to practise, who must firk room and announced the arrival of a turn prejudice out of company, before ftranger, who withed to fpeak with the they can fit down in it. In the present elder Mr Sparkle.
cafe, I flatter myself he fared somewhat My friend Ned Drowfy is a man, who better for the whisper I gave my friend hath indeed neglected nature's gifts, but Ned in his favour, and filence after a not abused them; he is void of vice, aš short time having taken place in such a he is of industry, his temper is serene, manner as feemed to indicate an expecand his manners harmless and inoffenfive; tation in the company, that he was the he is avaricious of nothing but of his person who was now to break it, he be cafe, and certainly poffenes benevolence, gan, not without fome befitation, to delithough too indolent to put it into action: ver himself in these words : he is as Sparing of his teeth as of his Before I take the liberty of addressing tongue, and whether it be that he is natu- the gentieman of the house, I wish to Faily temperate, or that eating and drink- know from my friend Mr Sparkle, wheing are too troublesome, so it is that he ther he has opened any hint of what has is very abstemious in both particulars, passed between him and me relative to and having received the bleffings of a good a certain advertisement; and if he hasa conftitution and a comcly person from I should next be glad to know, whether the hand of Providence, he has not squan. I have permiffion of the party concerned dered his talent, though he has not put to go into the business. it out to use.
Yes, Sir, cried Ned, Somewhat eagere Accordingly when I perceived him in- ly, Mr Sparkle has told me all that peo
Ied, * Obferver, No. LXIV,
[ed, and you have not only my free from my observation of her countenance, leave, but my carneit desire to say every which the light of the lamp under which thing you think fit before these friends. we were standing, discovered to be of a Then, Sir, faid Abrahams, I fhall tell most affecting, modest, and even dignigou a plain talc without varying a single fied character tittle from the truth.
Sir, I honour you for your benevolence, As I was coming home from my club cried Ned; pray proceed with your pretty late in the evening about five tory. months ago, in turning the corner of a She led me up two pair of stairs inte narrow alley, a young woman coming a back apartment, where a woman was hastily out of the door of a house, and, in bed, pleading for mercy to a surlyfrizing hold of my hand, eagerly bee looking fellow, who was calling out to fought me for the love of God to follow her to get up and be gone out of his her. I was startled, and knew not what house. I have found a fellow creature, to think of fuch a greeting ; I could dif- faid my conductress, whose pity will recern that she was young and beautiful, deem us from the clutches of one who and I was no adventurer in affairs of has none; be comforted, my dear mother, gallantry; the feemed indeed to be ex- for this gentleman has fome Christian ceedingly agitated and almost beside her. charity in his heart. I don't know what felf, but I knew the profligate of that charity may be in his heart, cried the fel. fex can sometimes feign distress for very low, but he has so little of the Christian wicked purposes, and therefore delired in his countenance, that I'll bet ten to to be excused from going into any house one he is a Jew. Be that as it may, faid with her; if she would however advance 1, a Jew may have feeling, and therefore a few paces I would hear what she had say what these poor women are indebted to fay, and so it was nothing but my cha- to you, and I will pay down the money, rity the folicited, I was ready to relieve if my pocket can reach it ; if not, I beher: we turned the corner of the alley lieve my name, though it be a Jew's together, and being now in one of the name, will be good for the fum, let it be principal streets of the city, I thought I what it will. May God reward you, might fafely stop and hear the petition cried the mother, our debt is not great, the had to make. As we stood together though it is more than we have present under the caves of a shop, the night be means to pay; we owe but lix-anding rainy, she told me that the reason twenty shillings to our hardened creditor ; the berought me to go into the house I believe I am right, Constantia, (turning with her was in hopes the spectacle of to her daughter) but you know what it is diftress, which would there present its correctly. That is the amount of it, reself to my fight, might, if there was any plied the lovely Constantia, for such the pity in my heart, call it forth, and pre- now appeared to me, as he was in the vail with me to stop a deed of cruelty, act of supporting her mother on the bolwhich was then in execution, by faving a ster with her arm under her neck. Take wretched object from being thrust into your money, man, quoth I, receive what the streets in a dying condition for a small is your own, and let these helpless crcadebt to her landlord, whom no entrea- tures lodge in peace one night beneath ties could pacify. Blessed God! I ex- your roof; to-morrow I will renove claimed, can there be such human mon- them, if this infirm woman Mall be able sters? Who is the woman? My mother, to endure it. I hope my house is my replied me, and burst into an agony of own answered the lavage, and I don't tears; if I would be what I may have desire to be troubled with theni one night appeared to you, but what I never can longer, no, nor even one hour. be even to save the life of my parent, I Is this poflible! exclaimed Ned; are had not been driven to this extremity, there such distresses in the world? what for it is resentment, which actuates the then have I been doing all this while ? brutal wretch no less than cruelty. Tho' having so said, he sprung nimbly out of I confefs myself not insensible to fear, his ealy chair, took a halty Iride or two being as you see no athelic, I felt such across the room, rubbing his forehead indignation rife within me at these words, as he walked, threw himself into an that I did not hesitate for another mo- empty chair, which stood next to that mnent about accompanying this unhappy in which Mr Abrahams was fitting, and girl to her house, not doubting the truth begged him once more to proceed with of what she had been telling me, as well his narrative. from the manner of her relating it, 26 With the belp of my apothccery, who