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allowed a word or look to escape him, which could have given her trembling delicacy a fingle wound; and, befides the refpect Victoria infpired don Manuel with, he looked upon her as the devoted property of conte Vicenza, and his own heart he fancied pre-occupied by the image of the more dazzlingly beautiful Mafilda.'
entrance of Victoria into the room was no longer impeded; when Elfridii, as much alarmed as herself, precipitately funk through a trapdoor clofe to the fpot where the fell. In his descent, a horn dark lantern which he carried was the scorching heat and fmooth surface the felt glide along her arm; while the blood which flained it was fome of that flowing from the wounds Elfridïi had inflicted upon himself during his evening's penance.
From the moment of Orlando's feifure by Garcias until Francifco's return from Madrid, Lorenzo fuffered the most dreadful mental anguish. But although the monk's friendship for the fuppofed Sebaftian induced him to break his faith with his associates, and affure the wretched preceptor of the fafety of his beloved pupil, Lorenzo ftill was miserable, Deprived, as he believed, for ever of him who had reconciled him to ex. iftence, life loft every charm. Hav. ing now no longer employment to beguile his woe, the misfortunes of his life preffed heavily upon his me mory. Sadness and he became again infeparable companions; melancholy ftole over his whole afpect; and a prey to the most corroding grief Victoria firft beheld him. Don Manuel really efteemed this ftili to him unknown captive; and wishing to fteal from his forrows as much as poffible, had preffed him to come to his table as often as inclination thould lead him there. Our reader may fuppofe that was but feldom, until Victoria allured him thither. From Terefa he learned the arrival of new captives; and the account fhe gave him of our heroine induced him through pity to appear at breakfaft. Charmed by her exterior, he felt the mot lively intereft awakened in his breast; but when the found of her voice ftruck on his ear, fo faithfully did every tone refound Viola's, that his heart's deepest
Francisco, from the moment he faw Victoria, and heard the few words of fympathy the uttered to her companions in diftrefs, like his fon, became fo interefted for her, that he at length refolved to difperfe the ruffians, to give himself time to learn what exactly was the villainous plot formed for her deftruction, that if poffible he might fubvert it. To the gong therefore he had recourfe; and don Manuel and his adherents, believing from its found the terrible approach of danger from the inquifition, betook themselves to their hid ing-places, leaving the domestics behind to take care of the captives, and to watch if the apprehended danger was really well founded-but, from the nature of the caftle, with means in their power to efcape, even were the forces of the holy office within
Diego and Juan, our reader may remember, conducted the three new female captives to the chamber prepared for them; Elfridii had been performing fome of his nocturnal in fictions, when the found of the gong proclaiming danger, he was haltening through that very chamber a fhort way back to his cell, to fecure his important depofit before he fhould attempt to efcape, when the above party reached the door. Believing them to be a troop of officials, he faftened the door against them, to fhut them out while he thould effect his retreat. And, by ftriving to accumulate faftenings, he in his terror and confufion drew back the Jocks and bolts; by which means the
wounds were rent open at once, and the emotions of his bofom were ftrongly pourtrayed by his intelligent countenance; and it was with infinite ftruggle he could command his fortitude to calm his mental anguish. But in the course of that interview fo forcibly did her manners and expreffion of countenance, as well as her voice, pourtray Viola, that all his firmness was at length fubdued, and he was compelled to fly to give his anguish utterance.
BEING as well prepared as cir cumftances would allow, they made up their minds to fet off the next day, being the 1st of October,* having firft taken care to provide themfelves with a French guide. The time appointed for the rendezvous was two o'clock in the morning. The guide As the night had paffed without took them thro' bye-ways during the the threatened danger being realifed, day-time, and at night purfued the Garcias ventured forth from his for- main road till fun-rife; when they tress to watch and torture the child found themselves at a distance of 35 of Clementina. Don Manuel, glad miles from Efpinal, and on the of an excufe to be fpared the difa- mountain des Vofges, which is furgreeable task of increafing the af- rounded by a beautiful foreft. Here fiction of his lovely interefting cap- they took up their abode for the day. tive, affected still to apprehend dan- Not having dared to purchafe any ger, and remained in ambush; and provifions on the road, the only reThortly after the purfuit of Matilda freshment they took throughout the called him and his thoughts entirely day was a draught of water. At from the castle. night they ventured out again, and fent their guide in queft of refrethments, which made them profecute their journey in better fpirits. They paffed through feveral towns and villages without meeting the leaft interruption. Early on the morning of the third, they arrived on the bor ders of the Rhine, within a fhort diftance of Bafle. Here the guide executed his laft kind office for them, which was to fhew them the moft convenient part to fwim across. The place he fixed on appeared extremely narrow, and the adventurers expect ed to find the paffage much lefs diffi
During the first day of their meeting, the admiration of Lorenzo for Victoria rapidly augmented; but when in the courfe of that day's converfation fhe announced to him her name and family, with the moft painful exertions only could he reprefs his emotions and conceal himfelf. From that moment he looked upon her as his child, he watched over her with a father's agonifed folicitude, and his heart bled, whilft it trembled at the dangers which furrounded her. On the first evening of his introduction to our heroine, the tinkling of a bell (our reader perhaps remembers the circumftance) called him from the parlour. It was the fummons of Francifco, to give the fuppofed Sebaftian the tranfport of again beholding his beloved young pupil.
(To be continued.)
A Biographical Sketch of Thomas
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It may be proper to state, that on capdebated by the public, what conftituted the tain Goodall's return to England, it was word parole, or perhaps, in plainer terms, what obligation a prifoner's parole impofed on the enemy in whole power he was: and it was, by the best authorities, determined that the parole of a prifcner in an enemy's country obliged that enemy to allow him liberty and fubfiftente.
cult than what their imagination had When captain Goodall reached first painted it. In this, however, London, an application was made they were deceived; for on gaining to the patriotic fund at Lloyd's, for the land on the oppofite fide, they fome relief to the families of thofe found themselves on an ifland, and who were killed or wounded in the that they had to cross another chan- actions with La Caroline, to recapnel, the current of which was much ture the two Weft Indiamen her ftronger than the one they had paffed prizes; but the application failalready. Before they undertook this ed; as it was decided, that their cafe new danger, they judged it neceffary did not come under the defcription to firip off their clothes, which they of suffering in the defence of the did not think neceffary in the first in- country. * The government, howeftance. Having gained the oppofite ver, at that time, thought more libefhore with much fatigue, they again rally of captain Goodall's professional found themselves furrounded with dif- exertions; and his majefty was pleafficulties; a strong current was filled to iffue a warrant under his royal before them. Almoft borne down fign manual, granting him 24,000l. with fatigue and fear, they efpied a being two-thirds of the proceeds of boat coming from the German fide a Dutch Eaft Indiaman which he of the Rhine to the little ifland on had captured. The knowledge of which they were. In the boat, for- this gracious mark of his fovereign's tunately, were two milk-maids, who approbation was communicated to were coming to perform their mor- him, by a letter from mr. Sargent, ning office. For a trifle, captain then one of the fecretaries of the Goodall and his friend obtained a paf- treafury; in which it was ftated, fage to hore, which placed them fafe that the lords commiffioners of the on the German territory. In the treafury were fatisfied of his highlycourfe of the day they arrived at the meritorious conduct in his general village of Eftein, and, for the firft fervices; a teftimonial, perhaps, time fince their departure, ate a hear even fill more gratifying to this inty meal. Their fears were now at trepid officer than the grant itself; an end; but they had a long tract of for fame, and not fortune, had alcountry before them. It was their ways had the pre-eminence in the intention to make for Hufum; but, direction of his conduct. o answer a particular purpose, they were obliged to make a circuitous route, They went by Schwaben, Douclach, Anfpach, Bareuth, Drefden, Leuchau, and Berlin. At the Haft-mentioned place captain Goodall obtained a paffport from mr. Jackfon, who received him with marked attention.* Captain Goodall and his friend left. Berlin on the 15th of October, on their way to Hulum, which they reached on the 19th. They embarked on board the Lark packet for England; and arrived fafe at Harwich on the 30th.
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• Tomur. Jackion, captain Goodall delivered a memorial, to be forwarded to the British Admiralty, on the subject of the pidouers at Epinal.
When the Spanish war broke out, captain Goodall again put to fea, and made prize of one of the Vera Cruz fhips with dollars; but having just had fight of an enemy's fquadron, he proved his preference of his country's good to his own intereft, by breaking up the cruife, and proceeding to Madeira; there to give an account of the courfe that the enemy was fteering, for the information of his majesty's thips, and of the trade touching there.
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It would feem as if the committee had afterwards altered its notion of the defence of the country; for the lufferers in the India fleet, which defended itfelf against Linois in the Chinese feas, were renrunerated.
About the year 1805. we remem- Britain. Orders have long fince been ber feeing captain Goodall tranfa&t- iffued by the prefident to his little floing bufinefs, as a broker, at Lloyd's; tilla, in cafe they fhould meet any but we believe he did not long con- British fhip at fea in diftrefs, either tinue that purfuit. The fea was his from the enemy, or whatever other proper fphere of action; and his caufe, to reader it the most effective majesty's order in council permitting relief in their power, without any a trade to St. Domingo under certain conleration of falvage or gratuity regulations, he proceeded thither, in whatfoever. On the patriotic fugthe Young Rofcius; and in a fhort geftion of mr. Goodall, he has allo time a ftrong attachment and friend- ordered a moft extenfive cultivation thip was cemented between him and of hemp, for the fupply of Great the prefident Chriftophe, who pur- Britain; which, on a trial, has been chafed captain Goodall's fhip, and proved to be only inferior as feven to at the fame time appointed him com- eight to that which we have been mandant of the Haytian fleet, and accustomed to import from Ruffia. his first officer, mr. Jolm M'Culloch, with him. The latter foon after loft his life in an expedition against a fort under the fway of Petion, at Jean Rabel: the foit, however, was taken, and great honours have been paid by Christophe to the memory of nr. M-Culloch. The circumftances of mr. Goodall's connexion with this chief have been before the public; and the affair certainly does appear to have been honourable to all parties. Mr. Goodall's exertions have been inceffandy directed to promote the intereft of Chriftophe, the prefident of Hayti; on tre fulleft conviction that an intimate local knowledge could afford, that fuch conduct was decidedly for the good of Great Britain. To mention the charities in this country to which Chriftophe has (probably on the recommendation of mr. Goodali) fo liberally conuibuted, might feem trifling when we are talking of the country; we may, however, mention two inftances, among many, of his anxiety to render fervice to Great
The zeal and ability with which mr. Goodall has defended the cause of Chriftophe (which, before he publifhed the statement that we have above alluded to, had perhaps an equivocal character in the public eye). ferves moft clearly to prove the ho nout and independence of his character, as well as his fpirit, fkill, and experience; and will, no doubt, be. properly appreciated by the president, thould he ever return to Hayti.
Whether at fea or on land, the fubject of this memoir patriotically devoted his time and talents to the national fervice. He was one of the earliest volunteers in the loyal Lon don cavalry; and moft fincerely do we with, that this valuable officer may long, very long, enjoy health to continue actively engaged in the cause of his king and country.
N 0 T E, Mr. Goodall's able and fatisfactory vindication of his conduct in this business may be seen in The General Evening Post, of April 23, and May 14, 1808; and fome of the most refpectable underwriters at Lloyd's, who we may prefume to be well able to judge of the nature and conte quences of it, prefented him with a sword of the value of 200 guineasą
Endymion the Exile.
THE prophet who faid cf ancient
would have faid of modern London her merchants are monarchs, had modern London fallen under his cri tical obfervation. Thou hast often laughed, my good friend Ambrofe,
at the lace merchant in the Rue St. Honore, who made a familiar bow of recognition, whenever madame Bugnaharte
Buonaparte passed his shop : but if difference I can perceive between the thou hadit been fated to witness the iwo is, that here ladies appear in a luxury in which London merchants mask of paste, and there in one of of all descriptions contrive to live, pasteboard. Not that I would have thou wouldit learn to treat the mem- thee suppose ne so caught in the bers of that profeffion with more shackles of La Trappe, as to with respect. Is there in this metropolis the good citizens of London to rean equipage that draws every head pose on that day in their own coffins. from every house window, by a horse I am not, I assure thee, poffeffed of to every wheel, fand a groom to eve- such narrow notions. But every sy wheel, and a groom to every thing has a medium, as Lachaumerie Spring, depend upon it that equipage said, when he took the centre feat in is the property of a banker, brewer, my good father's cabriolet. The or soap boiler. Nor is this mode of papilts may be too gay on that day; life contined to merchants; top- the Puritans certainly are too gloo. keepers feel a noble emulation of the my. A few years ago three or four fame fort, and (especially on Sunday) persons of the latter description, contrive to drive and dress, and walk ihocked at the prophaneness of those and talk in a manner that would equestrians, lead thee to suppose them performing Quos curriculo pulverem Olympicum those functions, like lord Lovat, three hours after their heads were of.
Collegile juvat, My lodging being at no great dif- brought a bill into the lower house tance from Hyde Park, I often in- to prohibit Sunday pastimes, and dulge myself on Sunday with a walk Sunday newspapers. "The men of in that motley promenade. The distinction, upon that occasion, treate protestants ridicule our juinble of reli- ed the bill as they treat their own gion and rejoicing on the feventh day. tradesmen's bills, they ridiculed and Let fach laugliers lean on my arm on rejected it; and since that period a a Sunday May morning, by the Serpen swarm of Sunday newspapers have tine River, and I will then whisper started up, that retail news, and critiin their ears~ Mutato nomine, bo te cise plays and players, with equal fubula narratur.Here may be seen judgment, candour, and good nature
. Jaw, pirylic, and divinity, jammed It would be well for those ephelike a Perigorod pie, into one com- meral beroes, if they confined their pact mass : attornies' clerks, wlio glory to one day in seven, and would engross dk eds lix days in the weck, compound for being, grubs all the heie ait at engrossing admiration on week, on condition of being buttese the seventh; apothecaries' appren- flies on Sunday. But this is far from tices, condemned, like labouring being the case, and their foibles in afles, to bray in their own mortars this respect are generally announced Throughout the week, here meet to in due form in his majesty's gazette. fbew that their folly is not departed A gig is the frequent precursor of a from them ; einbryo tobacconists deed of compolition, and a rapid break their identures, and their drive down Bond-ftreet, portends a borse's wind at the same time, and stoppage in Cheaplide. I can assure: new-inade baronet's kick up the dust thee that these natives of the counter of Rotten Kow, without any dan- are seen in the pit of the Opera houle: ger of discomposing that of their an- in greater numbers, than men of cestors. Surely my friend all this real fashion. Thou knoweit my may dispute the palni of ridicule with passion for music, and may'it wel the Carnival of Venice. The only suppose that I frequent that fathi