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and my protector!' He fell on his of virtue, had been able to secure neck and embraced him. The his felicity. His friend perceived stranger was overwhelmed with a. itSitting under a walnut-tree in mazement. • And have you for the shrubbery adjoining to the

got me?' cried Eden; the poor house, while they expected the reboy whom you saved from igno- turn of Dr. Clement's dispatches, • minious punishment; received "You seem thoughtful,' said he to sinto your family, educated and Eden; 'too thongtitful for the hap• fent abroad?'- Frank!' said the piness of your condition. Eden venerable old man, scarcely able io looked at liim with some furprise; speak for tears; " Frank, whom I figbed; fixed his eyes on the

fent to school?' • The same, the ground: “You have observed it " same,' said Eden; 'poor Frank then !' he said. “Indeed, my * Eden! whom you saved and pro- " friend, I am afraid I am not

teated; who am now, by the happy. And to you, I will use « blessing of heaven, in wealth and "no reserve. Yet I cannot expreis • esteem; and glad, beyond the the cause ; it is so strange; fourS power of expreflion, at now expeéted; but so fufficient to 'meeting, and under my own roof, "spoil my peace. My wife-and with my kind benefactor.' then he paused; was unable to

" Francis Eden had been a poor speak. — Clement gazed with an man's son. His parents having died mazement. He was also terrified. while he was yet an infant; and Hideous images pofsefied his fancy. being left to the care of a distant He was afraid and loth to make any relation, it need not be a matter of inquiry. He had thought the wife surprise, if at ten years old his edu- of his friend in all respects excel. cation should bave been neglected, lent. She was indeed reserved; and his habits unpromising. In and frad something dejected in ber fact, he had been carried before a appearance. But the was withal magistrate for attempting to take so correct in her deportment, so refome fruit from a gentleman's gar- spectful to her busband, so atten. den. The poor orphan was to live to his friend. It is impoffi. have been punished and sent to the ble! she must be good!' he thus workhouse. Dr. Clement was pre: rallied his recollection; banished sent. Moved by his ingenuous ap- suspicion; was ashamed of his pearance, by bis tears and helpless fears; and with some indignation, condition, he interposed ; took him not against Eden, but against him. home to his house; found him wor self, Is she not excellent?' he ex. thy of his attention; had him edu. claimed. Most exceilent!' repi. cated; and recommended him to a ed his friend, most lovely! most merchant in London. By him, be- engaging! blameless as an angel ing found deserving, he was sent (of light! and yet I fear-and he out to India; where by the most groaned with anguish– I fear I able, upright, and honourable con- am not her choice. His friend, in duct he realized such a fum as the kindest and most affe&ionate enabled him to return with splen- manner, wished for more informa.

tion. “ But neither. fplendor of out- “Her delicacy of miod,' said ward circumstances, nor high repu, Eden, is indeed most afflictiog. tation, nor even the conscioufuess She had no fortune; was under

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stood to be of respectable paren- tual attachment; and has receiv. < tage; had been entitled to high •ed from her the most ingenuous,

expectation; had lost her parents; yet painful confellion of her inSand had become dependent. Sa firmity. She tells her, that feels

tisfied in every respect 'concerning "ing high obligation, the cannot

her sentiments and her depurt. view me on fuch a footing of e. • ment; penetrated with her beau- quality as would justify the free'ty and her accomplishments; and "dom, ease, and familiarity, which • observing how much it pained I fo öncerely desire.'-- Has the « her to expatiate on the circum- any other relation,' said Cles « stances of her early life, I have hi- ment, 'than the family of Mrs, " therto, as we have not been long "Alwin?'-'I know not that she Sunted, refrained from being very has,' answered Eden. " Her fa.

minute in my inquiry into parti- other, whose name was Fitzalleyn, 'culars: the more so, that on all had some property in this coun' such occafions, she seems to feel "try; but 'much more in one, I • herself more indebted to me than know not which, of our Ameri• perhaps her own feelings, and I can iklands. While yet an infant sam sure more than mine, can en- the lost her mother; and her fa. <du re. This indeed is the fource ther, for some reason that I never

of my suffering. She appears to 'knew, or do not reinember, had « have continually in her thoughts, before that time gone abroad,

that I have raised her to opu. and has never been heard of.

lence from a state of dependence. Meantinie her estate in the West • She does not fet fufficient value Indies has been so much embez

on her deserts'; and is too deeply "zled, or so unproductive, that it 'impressed with the sense of great has served her in little stead; and

obligation. She respects me in those persons who had charge of deed too much; is grateful, and what property she had at home, • does noi love. Her love is loft having becomie bankrupt, the fell

in exceffive gratitude. What can into those circumstances which "I do? All my endeavours to make are as painful to remember as to

her easy, all my desires of pleaf- 'endure. The only person who ing, give additional weight to the “Thewed her any friendship was ' kindness that has oppressed her. “Mrs. Alwin, who treated her in

I almost despair of meeting in her deed as a lifter, and whom flie ac.. with that friendship and affec- companied to Calcutta.'

tion which can fubfist between ' “ Clement feeared to give slight those persons only who think attention to the concluding part of themselves somewhat equal. And the narrative. He was lost in the 'if so, such is my diípofion, that deepest abstraction; he groaned; our connection cannot be happy,' struck his hand on his forehead;

Have you ever,' faid Clement, and his bosom beaved with extreme with great anxiety, have you ever agitation. Eden observing, asked * spoken to her on this very in- ' if he was indisposed?' He did not 'teresting and important subject?" answer; did not seem to have heard

16 Mrs. Alwin,' answered Eden, him; rose from his seat ; and walkhas done so; not, however, as ated about in extreme perturbation. "my suggestion; but in conse. Then turning abruptly, “I muft see

quence, as it were, of their mua Mrs. Eden.'' She hall wait

upon upon you,' said Eden, tenderly, "The probabilities are as you far; but with aftonilliment. "She is my “but we must not yield to them • daughter,' exclaimed the stranger. 'rashiy.' • Has not that occurred to you? “ A servant now announced to * But no! I must not say so. them the arrival of Mrs. Alwin. • Alas! I may be mistaken. Yet Her father was one of the persons • 1, on leaving England, took the to whom Clement, who was bis ' name of Fitzaileyn; left my kiníman, and not knowing that he • daughter an infant; was never was the father of Mrs. Alwin, bad • heard of! Her mother dead!' addressed himself for information. So saying, he fell back on the seat, He sent by his daughter, who few and found relief in a flood of tears. on the wings of friendship, the very The state of Eden's feelings defies joyful intelligence, which Eden and words and description. His asto. his honoured henefactor had al. pilliment, however, some tranfient ready, the one with eagerness, and doubts, and some fears soon rebuk- the other with caution, ventured io ed by his hopes, and his hopes some degree to anticipate. Yet themselves, were instantly absorbed the joy of Clement, while he bleffin all the ravishment of expecta ed bis affectionate child, was min. tion. The dear object of his faith. gled with sad remembrance, and ful and most tender regard must be with the tender recollection of her the child of his earliest friend, of amiable inother. Time, bowever, his deliverer, of his protector! She and the consolation he now receive was now to feel herself on that foot- ed, restored him to becoming coming of equality, which in the ex. posure ; beams of the gentleit seretreme, and somewhat blameable nity shone on his hoary locks; for delicacy of her sentiments, the held his children continued virtuous; eflential to the ease and confidence and were rewarded with as much of mutual love. If any obligation enjoyment as virtue can here ex. remained, he was to be the person pect. obliged. He assured his friend “ Whatsoever opinion may be • that it must be so; and as far as fornied of the preceding ttory, ! youth could resemble age, that which is founded on facts, and • his daughter resembled bim; and whatswever sentiments it may tend

urged him therefore to give im. tu excite, I persuade myself that mediate intimation to his dear one reflection in particular will • Matilda,''--' Matilda was the arise unsuggested in the breasts of " name of my child,' said Clement, my: philanthropical friends; for now recovered from agitation, and they will reflect with pleasure, that in a tone of acquiefcing compla- the indulgence of a philaut hropi. cency. But still there may be cal teinper, and the performance of • some mistake; and the confe- benevolent actions, may produce ef

quences of disappointment in a fećts so beneficial, as.to mock cal. matter so intimately interesting culation; and in ways beyond the " to us both, and to your dear Matil. · reach of conje&ture, and at times *da, might be unspeakably fatal. when expectation is dead."

POETRY

POETRY.

Ode for the New Year.

By Henry James Pye, Esq. Poet LAUREAT. .

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’ER the vex'd bosom of the deep,

When, rushing wild with frantic haste,
The winds with angry pinions sweep

The surface of the wat'ry waste,
Though the firm vessel proudly brave
The inroad of the giant wave,
Though the bold seaman's firmer soul
View unappallid the billowy mountains roll,

Yet still along the murky sky

Anxious he throws th' inquiring eye,
If haply through the gloom that round him low'rs
Shoot one refulgent ray, prelude of happier hours. -

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II.
So Albion, round her rocky coast,
While loud the rage of battle roars,
Derides Invasion's haughty boast,
Safe in her wave-encircled shores,

Still safer in her dauntless band,
Lords of her seas or guardians of her land,

Whose patriot zeal, whose bold emprize,
Rise as the storms of danger rise ;
Yet, temp'ring Glory's ardent flame

With gentle Mercy's milder claim,
She bends from scenes of blood th' averted eye,
And courts the smiles of peace 'mid Nouts of victory,

III.
She courts in vain ! -The ruthless foe,
Deep drench'd in blood, yet thirsting still for more,

Deaf to the shrieks of agonizing woe,
Views with rapacious eye each neighb'ring Thore,

Mine be th'eternal sway, aloud he cries,
Where'er my sword prevails, my conqu’ring banner flies.

IV. Genius IV.

Genius of Albion, hear!
Grasp the itrong shield, and shake th' avenging spear,

By wreaths thy hardy fous of yore
From Gallia’s crelt victorious ture;
By Edward's liły-blazon'd Nield;
By Agincourt's high-trophied field;

Hy raih Iberia’s naval pride,
Whelm'd by Eliza's barks beneath the stormy tide;

Call forth thy warrior race again,
Breathing to ancient mood the foul-inspiring strain;

“ To arms! your ensigns straight display !
Now set the battle in array !

The oracle for war declares,
Success depends upon our hearts and spears.
Britons strike home! revenge your country's wrongs;
Fight, and record yourselves in Druid fongs !"

ELEGY written in a CHURCH-Yard in SOUTH WALES.
[From Poems by William Mason, M. A. Vol. III.]
TROM southern Cambria's richly varied clime,

T Where grace and grandeur share an equal reign;
Where cliffs o'erhung with shade, and hils fublime

Of mountain lineage sweep into the main;
From bays, where commerce furls her wearied fails,

Proud to have dar'd the dangers of the deep,
And foats at anchord case inclos'd by vales,

To ocean's verge where stray the vent'rous sheep: From brilliant scenes like these I turn my eye;

And, lo! a solemn circle meets its view, Wall'd to protect inhum'd mortality,

And faded close with poplar and with yew. Deep in that dell the humble fave appears,

Whence prayers if humble best to heaven aspire; No tower embattled, no proud spire it rears,

A moss-grown crollet decks its lowly choir. And round that fane the sons of toil repose,

Who drove the plough-share, or the fail who spread; With wives, with children, all in measur'd rows,

Two wbiten'd flint-stones mark the feet and head. While these between full many a simple flow'r,

Pansy, and pink, with languid beauty smile; · The primrose opening at the twilight hour,

And velvet tufts of fragrant chamomile. For, more intent the smell than sight to please, - Surviving love selects its vernal race;

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