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MONSIEUR Dessein came back to let us out of the chaise, and acquaint the lady that Count de L-, her brother, was just arrived at the hotel. Though I had infinite good-will for the lady, I cannot say that

I I rejoiced in my heart at the event, and could not help telling her so—for it is fatal to a proposal, Madam, said I, that I was going to make you

-You need not tell me what the proposal was, said she, laying her hand upon both mine, as she interrupted me,-a man, my good Sir, has seldom an offer of kindness to make to a woman but she has a presentiment of it some moments before

Nature arms her with it, said I, for immediate preservation

But I think, said she, looking in my face, I had no evil to apprehend; and, to deal frankly with you, had determined to accept it.—If I had—(she stopped a moment) — I believe your good-will would have drawn a story from me which would have made pity the only dangerous thing in the journey.

In saying this she suffered me to kiss her hand twice; and, with a look of sensibility mixed with a concern, she got out of the chaise--and bid me adieu.

In the Street






I NEVER finished twelve - guinea bargain so expeditiously in my life. My time seemed heavy upon the loss of the lady; and, knowing every moment of it would be as two, till I put myself into motion, - I ordered post - horses directly, and walked towards the hotel.

Lord ! said I, hearing the town-clock strike four, and recollecting that I had been little more than a single hour in Calais,

What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything, and who, having eyes to see what time and chance are perpetually holding out to him as he journeyeth on his way, misses nothing he can fairly lay his hands on!

If this won't turn out something,—another will — no matter—'tis an essay upon human nature;- I get my lapour for my pains,—'tis enough ;-the

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