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the dress of a peasant, with a sack at her back, aucun soin. A peine les connaissait-on. Les and a pair of fowls in her hands. She found cadavres restaient quelquefois plus d'un jour sans that the tone was now to flatter and conciliate qu'on vint les emporter. the insurgents by all sorts of civilities and envoya chercher Lamberty. Il la conduisit dans un

Agathe ne doutant plus d'une mort prochaine, compliments; and after some time, she and petit bâtinient à soupape, dans lequel on avait noyé her mother applied for, and obtained, a full les prêtres, et que Carrier lui avait donné. Il était pardon for all their offences against the Re- seul avec elle, e: voulu! en profiter : elle résista. publican government.

Lamberry la menaça de la noyer : elle courul pour This amnesty drew back to light many dil: Allons: tu es une brave fille, je te sauverai.

se jeter elle-même à l'eau. Alors cet homme lui of her former friends, who had been univer- Il la laissa huit jours seule dans le bâtiment, où elle sally supposed to be dead; and proved, by entendait les noyades qui se faisaient la nuit ; ensuite the prodigions numbers whom it brought from il la cacha chez un nommé $***, qui était, comtheir hiding-places in the neighbourhood, how me lui, un fidele exécuteur des ordres de Carrier. generally the lower orders were attached to . Quelque temps aprés, la discorde divisa les ré. their cause, or how universal the virtues of publicains de Nantes. On prit le préiexie d'accuser

Lamberty d'avoir dérobé des femmes aux noyades, compassion and fidelity to confiding misery et d'en avoir noyé qui ne devaient pas l'être. Un are in the national character. It also brought jeune homme, nommé Robin, qui était fori dévoué to the writer's knowledge many shocking à Lamberly, vint saisir Agathe chez Madame S***, particulars of the cruel executione which so la traîna dans le bateau, et voulut la poignarder, long polluted that devoted city. We may give pour faire disparaître une preuve du erimne qu'on a few of the instances in her own words, as a parvint à l'attendrir, et il la cacha chez un de ses specimen of her manner of writing; to which, | amis, nommé Lavaux, qui était honnête homme, et in our anxiety to condense the information she qui avait déjà recueilli Madame de l'Epinay: mais affords us, we have paid perhaps too little on sut dès le lendemain l'asile d'Agathe, ei on vint attention.

l'arrêter.

“ Cependant le parti ennemi de Lamberty con“ Madame de Jourdain fut menée sur la Loire,

tinuait vouloir le détruire. Il résulta de cette pour être noyée avec ses trois filles. Un soldat circonstance, qu'on jeta de l'intérêt sur Agathe. voulut sauver la plus jeune, qui était fort belle. On loua $*** et Lavaux de leur humanité, ei l'on Elle se jeta à l'eau pour partager le sort de sa mère. parvint à faire périr Lamberty! Peu après arriva la La malheureuse enfant iomba sur des cadavres, et

mort de Robespierre. Agathe resta encore quelques n'enfonça point. Elle criait: Poussez-moi, je n'ai mois en prison, puis obuint sa liberté."-Vol. i. pp. pas assez d'eau ! et elle périt.

171–175. “Mademoiselle de Cuissard, âgée de seize ans,

When the means of hearing of her friends qui était plus belle encore, s'attira aussi le même intérêt d'unofficier qui passa trois heures à ses pieds, were thus suddenly restored, there was little la suppliant de se laisser sauver. Elle était avec

to hear but what was mournful. Her father une vielle parente que cet homme ne voulait pas se had taken refuge in a wood with a small party risquer à dérober au supplice. Mademoiselle de of horsemen, after the rout of Savenay, and Cuissard se précipita dans la Loire avec elle. afterwards collected a little force, with which

"Une mort affreuse fut celle de Mademoiselle de they seized on the town of Ancenis, and had On lui laissa nourrir son enfant; mais il mourut, nearly forced the passage of the Loire; but et on la fit périr le lendemain ! Au reste, il ne faut they were surrounded, and made prisoners, pas croire que toutes les femmes enceintes fussent and all shot in the market-place! The brave respectées. Cela était même fort rare; plus com. Henri de Larochejaquelein had gained the munément les soldats massacraient femmes et en north bank with about twenty followers, and fants. Il n'y avait que devant les tribunaux, où l'on wandered many days over the burnt and observait ces exceptions ; et on y laissait aux femmes bloody solitudes of the once happy La Vendée. obligation républicaine. C'est en quoi consistait Overcome with fatigue and hunger, they at l'humanité des gens d'alors.

last reached an inhabited farm house, and fell “Ma pauvre Agathe avait couru de bien grands fast asleep in the barn. They were soon dangers. Elle m'avait quitté à Nort, pour profiter roused, however, by the news that a party of de cette amnistie prétendue, dont on avait parlé dans the republicans were approaching the same devant le général Lamberty, le plus féroce des amis house; but were so worn out, that they would de Carrier. La figure d' Agathe lui plait : 'As-tu not rise, even to provide against that extreme peur, brigande?' lui dit-il. Non, général,' répondit

: hazard. The party accordingly entered : and elle. Hé bien! quand tu auras peur, souviens-toi being almost as much exhausted as the others, de Lamberty,' ajouta-l-il. Elle fut conduite à threw themselves down, without asking any l'entrepôt. C'est la trop fameuse prison où l'on entassoit les victimes destinées à être noyées. questions, at the other end of the barn, and Chaque nuit on venait en prendre par centaines, slept quietly beside them. Henri afterwards pour les mettre sur les bateaux. Là, on liait les found out M. de la Charrette, by whom he malheureux doux à deux, et on les poussait dars was coldly, and even rudely received ; but he l'eau, à coups de baïonnette. On saisissait indis. raised a little

army

of his own, and be tinctenient iout ce qui se trouvait à l'entrepôt; came again formidable in the scenes of his tellement qu'on noya un jour l'état major d'une first successes:-till one day, riding a little in corvette Anglaise, qui était prisonnier de guerre. Une autre fois. Carrier, voulant donner un exemple front of his party, he fell in with two repubde l'austérité des meurs républicaines, fil enfermer lican soldiers, upon whom his followers were trois cents filles publiques de la ville, et les mal. about to fire, when he said, “No, no, they heureuses créatures furent novées ! Enfin, l'on shall have quarter;" and pushing up to them, estime qu'il a péri à l'entrepôt

, quinze mille per called upon them to surrender. Without say; sonnes en un mois. Il est vrai qu'outre les supplices, la misère et la maladie ravageaient les prisonniers: ing a word, one of them raised his piece, and qui étaient pressés sur la paille, et qui ne recevaieni shot him right through the forehead. He fell

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at once dead before them, and was buried tle in the same cause which proved fatal to where he fell.

the first, during the short period of Bonaparte's Ainsi périt, à vingt et un ans, Henri de la last reign, and but a few days before the de: Rochejaquelein. Encore à présent, quand les pay

cisive battle of Waterloo. sans se rappellent l'ardeur et l'éclat de son courage,

We have not left room now for any general sa modestie, sa facilité, et ce caractère de guerrier, observations-and there is no need of them. et de bon enfant, ils parlent de lui avec fierté et avec The book is, beyond all question, extremely amour. Il n'est pas un Vendéen dont on ne voie curious and' interesting—and we really have le regard s'animer, quand il raconte comment il a servi sous M. Henri." - Vol. ü. pp. 187, 188.

no idea that any reflections of ours could ap

pear half so much so as the abstract we have The fate of the gallant Marigny was still now given in their stead. One remark, howmore deplorable. He joined Charrette and ever, we shall venture to make, now that our Stoffet ; but some misunderstanding having abstract is done. If all France were like La arisen among them upon a point of discipline, Vendée in 1793, we should anticipate nothing they took the rash and violent step of bring- but happiness from the restoration of the ing him to a court-martial, and sentencing him Bourbons and of the old government. But the to death for disobedience. To the horror of very fact that the Vendeans were crushed by all the Vendeans, and the great joy of the re- the rest of the country, proves that this is not publicans, this unjust and imprudent sentence the case : And indeed it requires but a mowas carried into execution; and the cause de- ment's reflection to perceive, that the rest of prived of the ablest of its surviving champions. France could not well resemble La Vendée in

When they had gratified their curiosity with its royalism, unless it had resembled it in hese melancholy details, Madame de L. and the other peculiarities upon which that royalher mother set out for Bourdeaux, and from ism was founded-unless it had all its nothence to Spain, where they remained, for blesse resident on their estates; and living in nearly two years—but were at last permitted their old feudal relations with a simple and !0 return;-and, upon Bonaparte's accession agricultural vassalage. The book indeed to the sovereignty, were even restored to a shows two things very plainly,—and both of great part of their possessions. On the earnest them well worth remembering. In the first entreaty of her mother, she was induced at 1 place, that there may be a great deal of kindlast to give her hand to Louis de Larochejaque-ness and good affection among a people of lein, brother to the gallant Henri—and the in- insurgents against an established government; heritor of his principles and character. This -and, secondly, that where there is such an match took place in 1802, and they lived in aversion to a government, as to break out in peaceful retirement till the late movements spontaneous insurrection, it is impossible enfor the restoration of the house of Bourbon. tirely to subdue that 'aversion, either by The notice of this new alliance terminates the severity or forbearance—although the differoriginal Memoirs; but there is a supplement, ence of the two courses of policy is, that containing rather a curious account of the in- severity, even when carried to the savage extrigues and communications of the royalist tremity of devastation and indiscriminate party in Bourdeaux and the South, through slaughter, leads only to the adoption of similar the whole course of the Revolution, --and of atrocities in return-while forbearance is at the proceedings by which they conceive that least rewarded by the acquiescence of those they accelerated the restoration of the King in who are conscious of weakness, and gives 1814. It may not be uninteresting to add, time and opportunity for those mutual concesthat since the book was published, the second sions by which alone contending factions or husband of the unfortunate writer fell in bat- I principles can ever be permanently reconciled.

( November, 1912.) Memoires de FREDERIQUE SOPHIE WILHELMINE DE PRUSSE, Margrave de Bareith, Sæur de Frederic le Grand. Ecrits de sa Main. 8vo. 2 tomes. Brunswick, Paris, et Londres : 1812. PHILOSOPHERS have long considered it as intermediate classes are subjected, by their probable

, that the private manners of absolute mutual dependence, and the need they have sovereigns are vulgar, their pleasures low, and for the good will and esteem of their féllows. their dispositions selfish ;—that the two ex- Those who are at the very bottom of the scale tremes of life, in short, approach pretty closely are below the sphere of this influence; and to each other; and that the Masters of man- those at the very top are above it. The one kind, when stripped of the artificial pomp and have no chance of distinction by any effort magnificence which invests them in public, they are capable of making; and the other resemble nothing so nearly as the meanest of are secure of the highest degree of it, without the multitude. The ground of this opinion any. Both therefore are indifferent, or very is, that the very highest and the very lowest nearly so, to the opinion of mankind! the for"mankind are equally beyond the influence mer, because the naked subsistence which w that wholesome control, to which all the they earn by their labour will not be affected

is

hy that opinion; and the latter, because their the testimony of any competent observer; legal power and preeminence are equally in- when the volumes before us made their apdependent of it. Those who have nothing to pearance, to set theory and conjecture at rest, lose, in short, are not very far from the condi- and make the private character of such sovelion of those who have nothing more to gain; reigns a matter of historical record. and the maxim of reckoning one's-self last, They bear to be Memoirs of a Princess of which is the basis of all politeness, and leads, Prussia, written by herself; and are in fact insensibly, from the mere practice of dissimu- memoirs of the private life of most of the lation, to habits of kindness and sentiments of princes of Germany, written by one of their generous independence, is equally inapplica- own number—with great freedom indeedble to the case of those who are obviously and but with an evident partiality to the fraterniin reality the last of their kind, and those who ty; and unmasking more of the domestic are quite indisputably the first. Both there- manners and individual habits of persons in fore are deprived of the checks and of the that lofty station, than any other work with training, which restrain the selfishness, and which we are acquainted. It is ushered into call out the sensibilities of other men: And, the world without any voucher for its authenremote and contrasted as their actual situa- ticity, or even any satisfactory account of the tion must be allowed to be, are alike liable manner in which the manuscript was obtainto exhibit that disregard for the feelings of ed: But its genuineness, we understand, is others, and that undisguised preference for admitted even by those whose inclinations their own gratification, which it is the boast of would lead them to deny it, and appears to modern refinement to have subdued, or at least indeed to be irresistibly established by intereffectually concealed, among the happier or- nal evidence. * It is written in the vulgar ders of society. In a free country, indeed, the gossiping style of a chambermaid; but at the monarch, if he share at all in the spirit of same time with very considerable cleverness liberty, may escape this degradation; because and sagacity, as to the conception and delineahe will then feel for how much he is depend- lion of character. It is full of events and porent on the good opinion of his countrymen; traits,and also of egotism, detraction, and and, in general, where there is a great ambi- inconsistency; but all delivered with an air of tion for popularity, this pernicious effect of good faith that leaves us little room to doubt high fortune will be in a great degree avoided. of the facts that are reported on the writer's But the ordinary class of arbitrary rulers, who own authority, or, in any case, of her own befound their whole claim to distinction upon lief in the justness of her opinions. Indeed, the accident of their birth and station, may be half the edification of the book consists in the expected to realize all that we have intimated lights it affords as to the character of the as to the peculiar manners and dispositions of writer, and consequently as to the effects of the Caste; to sink, like their brethren of the the circumstances in which she was placed : theatre, when their hour of representation is nor is there any thing, in the very curious over, into gross sensuality, paltry intrigues, picture it presents, more striking than the part and dishonourable squabbles; and, in short

, she unintentionally contributes, in the pecuto be fully more likely to beat their wives and liarity of her own taste in the colouring and cheat their benefactors, than any other set of delineation. The heartfelt ennui, and the persons-out of the condition of tinkers. affected contempt of greatness, so strangely

But though these opinions have long seem- combined with her tenacity of all its privied pretty reasonable to those who presumed leges, and her perpetual intrigues and quarrels to reason at all on such subjects, and even about precedence—the splendid encomiums appeared to be tolerably well confirmed by on her own inflexible integrity, intermixed the few indications that could be obtained as with the complacent narrative of perpetual to the state of the fact, there was but little trick and duplicity-her bitter complaints of prospect of the world at large getting at the the want of zeal and devotedness in her exact truth, either by actual observation or by friends, and the desolating display of her own credible report. The tone of adulation and utter heartlessness in every page of the hisoutrageous compliment is so firmly establish- tory-and, --finally, her outrageous abuse of ed, and as it were positively prescribed, for almost every one with whom she is connectall authorized communications from the inte- ed, alternating with professions of the greatest rior of a palace, that it would be ridiculous regard, and occasional apologies for the most even to form a guess, as to its actual condi- atrocious among them, when they happen to tion, from such materials: And, with regard conduct themselves in conformity to her own to the casual observers who might furnish little views at the moment-are all, we think, less suspected information, a great part are not only irrefragable proofs of the authentoo vain, and too grateful for the opportunities ticity of the singular work before us, but, they have enjoyed, to do any thing which might prevent their recurrence; while others

I have not recenily made any enquiries on this are kept silent by a virtuous shame; and the subject : and it is possible that the authenticity of

This strange book may have been discredited, since remainder are discredited, and perhaps not the now remote period when I last heard it discuss. always without reason, as the instruments of ed. Ji is obvious at first sight that it is full of ex. faction or envy. There seemed great reason aggerations : But that is too common a characteristic to fear, therefore, that this curious branch of of genuine memoirs written in the tranchant style Natural History would be left to mere theory

to which it belongs, to detract much from the credit and conjecture, and never be elucidated by tails may otherwise be thought to entitle it.

to which the minuteness and confidence of its de

logether with the lowness of its style and dic-| beatings with which it was frequently accomtion, are features—and pretty prominent ones panied !—feigned sicknesses-midnight con—in that portraiture of royal manners and dis- sultations—hidings behind screens and under positions which we conceive it to be its chief beds-spies at her husband's drunken orgies office and chief merit to display. In this -burning of letters, pocketing of inkstands, point of view, we conceive the publication to and all the paltry apparatus of boarding-school be equally curious and instructive; and there imposture ;—together with the more revolting is a vivacity in the style, and a rapidity in the criminality of lies told in the midst of caresses, narrative, which renders it at all events very and lessons of falsehood anxiously inculcated entertaining, though little adapted for abstract on the minds of her children. It is edifying or abridgment.-We must endeavour, how to know, that, with all this low cunning, and ever, to give our readers some notion of its practice in deceiving, this poor lady was hercontents.

self the dupe of a preposterous and unworthy What is now before us is but a fragment, confidence. She told every thing to a favourextending from the birth of the author in ite chambermaid—who told it over again to 1707 to the year 1742, and is chiefly occupied one of the ministers—who told it to the King: with the court of Berlin, down till her mar- And though the treachery of her confidante riage with the Prince of Bareith in 1731. She was perfectly notorious, and she herself was sets off with a portrait of her father Frederic reduced privately to borrow money from the William, whose peculiarities are already pret- King of Êngland in order to bribe her to sety well known by the dutiful commentaries crecy, she never could keep from her any one of his son, and Voltaire. His daughter begins thing that it was of importance to conceal. with him a little more handsomely; and as- The ingenious Princess before us had for sures us, that he had “talents of the first or- many years no other brother than the Great der”- an excellent heart”—and, in short, Frederic, who afterwards succeeded to the "all the qualities which go to the constitution throne, but whose extreme ill health in his of great men." Such is the flattering outline: childhood seemed to render her accession a But candour required some shading; and we matter of considerable probability. Her almust confess that it is laid on freely, and with liance consequently became an early object good effect. His temper, she admits, was un- of ambition to most of the Protestant princes governable, and often hurried him into ex- of her time; and before she was fully eight cesses altogether unworthy of his rank and years old, her father and mother had had fifty situation. Then it must also be allowed that quarrels about her marriage. About the same he was somewhat hard-hearted; and through- time, she assures us that a Swedish officer, out his whole life gave a decided preference who was a great conjurer, informed her, after to the cardinal virtue of Justice over the inspecting her hand, “that she would be weaker attribute of Mercy. Moreover,“ his sought in marriage by the Kings of Sweden, excessive love of money exposed him” (ber England, Russia, and Poland, but would not Royal Highness seems to think very unjustly) | be united to any of them :”—a prediction, the "to the imputation of avarice." And, finally, good Princess declares, that was afterwards she informs us, without any circumlocution, verified in a very remarkable manner. The that he was a crazy bigot in religion-suspi- Swedish proposition indeed follows hard upon cious, jealous, and deceitfnl—and entertained the prophecy; for the very next year engagea profound contempt for the whole sex to ments are taken for that match, which are which his dutiful biographer belongs. afterwards abandoned on account of the ten

This "great and amiable" prince was mar- der age of the parties.—The Princess here ried, as every body knows, to a princess of regales us with an account of her own vivacHanover, a daughter of our George the First; ity and angelic memory at this period, and of whom he was outrageously jealous, and with a copious interlude of all the court scanwhom he treated with a degree of brutality dal during the first days of her existence. that would almost have justified any form of But as we scarcely imagine that the scandalrevenge. The princess, however, seems to ous chronicle of Berlin for the year 1712, have been irreproachably chaste : But had, would excite much interest in this country in notwithstanding, some of the usual vices of the year 1812, we shall take the liberty to slaves; and tormented her tyrant to very good pass over the gallantries of Madame de Blaspurpose by an interminable system of the pil and the treasons of M. Clement; merely most crooked and provoking intrigues, chiefly noticing, that after the execution of the latter, about the marriages of her family, but occa- the King ordered every letter that came to sionally upon other subjects, carried on by his capital to be opened, and never slept withthe basest tools and instruments, and for a out drawn swords and cocked pistols at his long time in confederacy with the daughter side. But while he was thus trembling at who has here recorded their history. But imaginary dangers, he was, if we can believe though she had thus the satisfaction of fre- his infant daughter, upon the very brink of quently enraging her husband, we cannot help others sufficiently serious. His chief favourthinking that she had herself by far the worst ites were the Prince of Anhalt, who is briefly of the game; and indeed it is impossible to characterized in these Memoirs as brutal, read, without a mixed feeling of pity and con- cruel and deceitful, and the minister Grumtempt, the catalogue of miserable shifts which kow, who is represented, on the same authorthis poor creature was perpetually forced to ity, as a mere concentration of all the vices. employ to avoid detection, and escape the These worthy persons had set their hearts upon our author's marriage with the nephew times to convulsive starts and spasms, and of the former, and her ultimate elevation to being seized with one of them when at table, the throne by the death of her sickly brother. with his knife in his hand, put his hosts into But when that brother begins to improve in no little bodily terror. He told the Queen, health, and the old King not only makes his however, that he would do her no harm, and will without consulting them, but threatens took her hand in token of his good humour; to live to an unreasonable age, they naturally but squeezed it so unmercifully that she was become impatient for the accomplishment of forced to cry out—at which he laughed again their wishes, and resolve to cut off both father with great violence, and said, “her bones and son, the first time they can catch them were not so well knit as his Catherine's." together at an exhibition of ropedancing, There was to be a grand ball in the evening; with which elegant entertainment it seems but as soon as he had done eating, he got up, the worthy monarch was in the habit of re- and trudged home by himself to his lodgings creating himself almost every evening. The in the suburbs. Next day they went to see whole of this dreadful plot, we are assured, the curiosities of the place.--What pleased was revealed to the King, with all its particu- him most was a piece of antique sculpture, larités, by a lady in the confidence of the con- most grossly indecent. Nothing, however, spirators; but they contrive, somehow or other, would serve him but that his wife should kiss to play their parts so adroitly, that, after a long this figure; and when she hesitated, he told investigation, they are reinstated in favour, her he would cut off her head if she refused. and their fair accuser sent to pine, on bread He then asked this piece and several other and water, in a damp dungeon at Spandau. things of value from the King, and packed

In the year 1717, Peter the Great came them off for Petersburgh, without ceremony. with his Empress and court to pay a visit at In a few days after he took his departure; Berlin ;-and as the whole scene is described leaving the palace in which he had been with great vivacity in the work before us, and lodged in such a state of filth and dilapidation serves to illustrate its great theme of the pri- as to remind one, says the princess, of the vate manners of sovereigns, we shall make desolation of Jerusalem. rather a fuller abstract of it than we can afford We now come to a long chapter of the aufor most parts of the narrative. The degrees thor's personal sufferings, from a sort of half of grossness and pretension are infinite—and governess, half chambermaid, of the name of the court of Prussia, where the Sovereign got Letti, who employed herself all day in beatdrunk and kicked his counsellors, and beat ing and scratching her, for refusing to repeat the ladies of his family, thought itself en- all that the King and the Queen said in her titled to treat Peter and his train as a set of hearing, and kept her awake all night by Barbarians!—On his first presentation, the snoring like fifty troopers. This accomplished Czar took Frederic firmly by the hand, and person also invented ingenious nicknames, said, he was glad to see him; he then offered which seem to have had much currency, for to kiss the Queen—but she declined the hon all the leading persons about the court. The our. He next presented his son and daughter, Queen she always called La grande inesse, and four hundred ladies in waiting—the and her two favourites respectively La grosse greater part of whom, our Princess assures vache, and La sotte bête. Sometimes she only us, were washerwomen and scullions pro- kicked the Princess shins—at other times moted to that nominal dignity. Almost every she pummelled her on the nose till" she bled one of them, however, she adds, ha a baby like a calf;' and occasionally excoriated her richly dressed in her arms—and when any face by rubbing it with acrid substances. one asked whose it was, answered with great Such, however, was the magnanimity of her coolness and complacency, that "the Czar had royal pupil, that she never made the least done her the honour to make her the mother complaint of this dreadful usage; but an old of it.”—The Czarine was very short, tawny, lady found it out, and told the Queen, that and ungraceful—dressed like a provincial “her daughter was beaten every day like German player, in an old fashioned robe, plaster," and that she would be brought to covered with dirt and silver, and with some her one morning with her bones broken, if she dozens of medals and pictures of saints strung did not get another attendant. So La Letti is down the front, which clattered every time dismissed, though with infinite difficulty, and she moved, like the bells of a packhorse. after a world of intrigue; because she had She spoke little German, and no French; and been recommended by my Lady Arlington, finding that she got on but ill with the Queen who had a great deal to say with the court of and her party, she called her fool into a corner England, with which it was, at that time, a to come and entertain her in Russian-which main object to keep well! But she is got rid she did with such effect, that she kept her in of at last, and decamps with all the Princess' a continual roar of laughter before all the wardrobe, who is left without a rag to cover court. The Czar himself is described as tall her nakedness. Soon after this, the King is and rather handsome, though with something taken with a colic one very hot June, and is intolerably harsh in his physiogpomy. On judiciously shut up in a close room with a first seeing our royal author he took her up in large comfortable fire; by the side of whick his arms, and rubbed the skin off her face in he commands his daughter to sit, and watch kissing her with his rough beard; laughing like a vestal, till her eyes are ready io start very heartily at the airs with which she re- from her head; and she falls into a dyseziery, sented this familiarity. He was liable at of which she gives a long history.

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