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and he signified to her in so many plain stood fixed with grief at this confum. terms, that he was unhappy until he mation of her misfortunes. She betook had possessed her, and nothing less should hertelf to her abode, and after having be the price of her husband's life; and in solitude paid her devotions to Him the must, before the following noon, who is the avenger of innocence, she pronounce the death or enlargement of repaired privately to court. Her person, Danvelt. After this notification, when and a certain grandeur of sorrow neglihe faw Sapphira enough again distracted gent of forms, gained her paffage into to make the subject of their discourse the presence of the duke her fovereign. to common eyes appear different from As soon as the came into the presence, what it was, he called servants to con. The broke forth into the following words: duct her to the gate. Loaded with in- ' Behold, O mighty Charles, a wretch supportable affliction, the immediately weary of life, though it has always repairs to her husband, and having fig- • been spent with innocence and virtue! nified to his gaolers, that he had a pro- . It is not in your power to redreis my posal to make to her husband from the injuries, but it is to avenge them. governor, she was left alone with him, ' And if the protection of the distressed, revealed to him all that had passed, and and the punishment of oppreffors, is a represented the endless conflict he was • talk worthy a prince, I bring the in between love to his person and fidelity • Duke of Burgundy ample matter for to his bed. It is easy to imagine the doing honour to his own great name, sharp affliction this honelt pair was in ' and wiping infamy off from mine.'. upon such an incident, in lives not used When the had spoke this, the delito any but ordinary occurrences. The vered the duke a paper, reciting her man was bridled by shame from speak- ftory. He read it with all the emotions ing what his fear prompted, upon to that indignation and pity could raise in near an approach of death; but let fall a prince, jealous of his honour in the words that lignified to her he should behaviour of his officers, and prosperity not think her polluted, though she had of his subjects. not yet contested to him that the go- Upon an appointed day, Rhynfault vernor had violated her person, since he was sent for to court, and in the prelence knew her will hail no part in the action. of a few of the council, confronted by She parted from him with this oblique Sapphira: the prince alking Do you pernillion to save a life he had not re- • know that lady' Rhynsault, as foon folution enough to relign for the safety as he could recover bis surprise, told the of his honour.

duke he would marry her, if his highThe next morning the unhappy Sap- neis would please to think that a repabira attended the governor, and being ration. The duke seemed contented led into a remote apartment, fubmitted with this answer, and stood by during to his desires. Rhynļault commended the immediate folemnization of the ceher charnıs, claimed a familiarity after remony. At the conclusion of it he what had palied between them, and told Rhynsault Thus far you have with an air of gaiety in the language • done as constrained by my authority: of a gallant, bid her return, and take • I thall not be fatisfied of your kind ber husband out of prison : ' But,' con- 'usage of her, without you sign a gift tinued he,

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fair-one must not be of your whole estate to her after your offended that' I have taken care he decease.' To the performance of this

Bould not be an interruption to our also the duke was a witnefs. When * future aflignations. The last words tliete two acts were executed, the duke foreboded what the found when the turned to the lady, and told her It can:e to the gaol, her husband executed now remains for me to put you in by the order of Rhynsault.

quiet pofleffion of what your husband It was remarkable that the woman, • has fo bountifully beftowed on you; who was full of tears and lamentations and ordered the immediate execution of during the whole course of her affliction, Rhynsault. uttered neither ligh nor complaint, but

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Ne CCCCXCII. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

QUICQUID EST BONI MORIS LEVITATE EXTINGUITUR:

SENECA.

LEVITY OF BEHAVIOUR IS THE BANE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND VIRTUOUS.

TUNBRIDGE, SEPTEMBER 1$. in her ordinary gate. Chloe, her filter,

eera has a dancing walk, and keeps time DLAR MR. SPECTATOR,

who is unwilling to interrupt her con. I

Am a young woman of eighteen quests, comes into the room before her

years of age, and I do allure you, a with a familiar run. Dulcissa takes admaid of unspotted reputation, founded vantage of the approach of the winter, upon a very careful carriage in all my and has introduced a very pretty shiverz looks, words, and actions. At the same closing up her Shoulders, and Mrinking time I mult own to you, that it is with as the moves. All that are in this mode much constraint to flesh and blood that carry their fans between both hands bemy behaviour is fo ftri&tly irreproach- fore them. Dulciffa herself, who is ay. able; for I am naturally addicted to thor of this air, adds the pretty run to mirth, to gaiety, to a free air, to mo. it; and has also, when the is in very tion and gadding. Now what gives me good humour, a taking familiarity in a great deal of anxiety, and is some dif. throwing herself into the lowest feat in couragement in the pursuit of virtue, the room, and letting her hooped pettiis, that the young women who run into coats fall with a lucky decency about greater freedoms with the men are more her. I know the praštises this way of taken notice of than I am. The men fitting down in her chamber; and inare such unthinking fots, that they do deed ihe does it as well as you may have not prefer her who restrains all her par. seen an actress fall down dead in a tra. fons and affections, and keeps much gedy. Not the least indecency in her within the bounds of what is lawful, to pofture. If you have observed what her who goes to the utmost verge of in- pretty carcasses are carried off at the end nocence, and parleys at the very brink of a verse at the theatre, it will give you of vice, whether the shall be a wife or a a notion how Dulcifa plumps into a mistress. But I must appeal to your chair. Here is a little country girl that fpectatorial wisdom, who, I find, have is very cunning, that makes her use of paffed very much of your time in the being young and unbred, and outdoes itudy of woman, whether this is not a the ensnarers, who are alınost twice her moff unreasonable proceeding. I have age. The air that me takes is to come read soinewhere that Hobbes of Maimes. into company after a walk, and is very bury asserts. That continent persons fucceísfully out of breath upon occafion. • have more of what they contain, than Her mother is in the secret, and calls those who give a loose to their desires. her romp, and then looks round to see According to this rule, let there be equal what young men itare at her. age, equal wit, and equal good-humour, It would take up more than can come in the woman of prudence, and her of into one of your papers, to enumerate liberty; what stores has he to expect, all the particular airs of the younger who takes the former? what refuse must company in this place. But I cannet he be contented with, who chooses the omit Dulceorella, whose manner is the fatter? Well, but I fát down to write to most indolent imaginable, but ftill as you to vent my indignation against se- watchful of conquest as the busielt vir. veral pert creatures, who are addressed gin among us. Sh: hras a peculiar art to and courted in this place, while poor of staring at a yo ing fellow, till the 1, and two or three like me, are wholly fees the has got him, and enfamed hin unregarded.

by so much observation. When Die lees Every one of these affect gaining the the has him, and he begins to toss his hearts of your sex: this is generally at- head upon it, the is immediately short. tempted by a particular manner of care fighted, and labours to observe what he rying themselves with familiarity. Glyn is at a distance with her eyes half shut.

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Thus the captire, that thought her first untye: for there is a great care had to ftruck, is to make very near approaches, avoid improprieties: and the lover who or be wholly disregarded. This artifice fwings the lady, is to tye her clothes 7ery has done more execution than all the close with his hatband, before the admits ogling of the rest of the women here, him to throw up her heels. with the utmost variety of half glances, '. Now, Mr. Spectator, except you can attentive heedlessness, childish inadver- note these wanton nesses in their begintencies, haughty contempts, or artificialnings, ane bring us fober girls into oboper-lights. After I have said thus much fervation, there is no help for it, we of ladies among us who fight thus re- mult swim with the tide; the coquettes gularly, I am to complain to you of are too powerful a party for us. To look a let of familiar romps, who have broken into the merit of a regular and wellthrough all coinmon rules, and have behaved woman is a slow thing. A thought of a very effectual way of Mew. loose trivial fong gains the affections, ing more charms than all of us. Thele, when a wife homily is not attended to. Mr. Spectator, are the swingers. You There is no other way but to make war are to know these careless pretty crea- upon them, or we must go over to them. tures are very innocents again; and it As for my part, I will sew all the is to be no matter what they do, for it world it is not for want of charms that is all harmless freedom. They get on I stand so long unafked: and if you do ropes, as you must have seen the chil- not take measures for the immediate redren, and are twung by their men vifi- dress of us rigids, as the fellows call us, tants. The jeft is, that Mr. Such-a. I can move with a speaking mien, can one can name the colour of Mrs. Such- look fignificantly, can lifp, can trip, a-one's stockings: and she tells him he can loll, van start, can bluth, can rage, is a lying thief, lo he is, and full of ro- can weep, if I must do it, and can be guery; and the will lay a wager, and her frighted as agreeably as any the in Engdifter mall tell the truth if he says right, land. All which is humbly subìnitted and hecannot tell what colour her garters to your spectatorial considération wita

In this diversion there are very all humility, by your most humble fer'many pretty firieks, not so much for fear vant, of falling, as that their petticoats should T

MATILDA MOHAIR,

are of.

No CCCCXCIII. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25.

QUALIM COMIENDES ETIAM ATQUE ETIAM ADSPICE, NE MOX
INCUTIANT ALIENA TIBI PECCATA PUDOREM.

HoR. Ep. xviii. 1.S. VER. 76.
COMMEND NOT, 'TILL A MAN IS TNROU CHLY KNOWN:
A RASCAL PRA7s'D, YOU MAKE NIS FAULTS YOUR OWN.

Anon.
is no unpleasant matter of fpecu. as men respect, a point of

tory epistles that pass round this town nothing a man should be more ashamed from hand to hand, and the abuse people of, than passing a worthless creature put upon one another in that kind. It into the service or interests of a man is indeep come to that pass, that instead who has never injured you. The woof being the teftimony of merit in the men indeed are a little too keen in their person reconumended, the true reading resentments, to trespass often this way: of a letter of this fort is - The bearer but you fall sometimes know that the

hereof is to uneasy to me, that it will mistress and the maid shall quarrel, and • be an act of charity in you to take give each other very free language, and

hiin off my hands; whether you pre- at laft the lady fhall be pacified to turn • fer him or not, it is all one, for I have her out of doors, and give her a very

no manner of kindness for him, or good word to any body else. Hence it obligation to him or his; and do what is that you see, in a year and half's time, you pleale as to that. As negligent the same face a domeftic in all parts of

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