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Bartholin. The former of these two realons But it is more probable he was travelling on is a good one, but the latter not fo; for in foot, otherwile his sudden fall from a horse the latter times the horse used dózzen as well would have endapgered his life. His compa. as the foot: Josephus, Piezon di o nions, it is said, stood fpecebless, ver. 7.; full crei tor sfamayóv itinexion Disci názory and ver. 8, that they led bime by the band. re* dorida, - Oudera de cocho ducirerleoir Had be been on horseback, they would

more probably have set him on his horle τον τραβηγόν έπιαρι ται ΤΩΝ ΕΝ

again. TAIE TAAIL INITESN. Sec Schelius in

XXXI. Painters represent Christ prosHyginum, C. xii. p. m. 297.

trate before the Father, fupplicating for our XXIX. In the descent of the Holy Ghost falvation; whereas the Scripture represents on the Apostles on the day of Pentecost, bim as fitting on the right hand of the FaActs i. I, some painters reprefent the Vir- ther. See Rom. viii. 26. 1. John ü. i. gin Mary in the midst of them ; that the may, XXXII. Why Death is usually painted as Beza observes, appear the Quech of the like a skeleton, with an hour-glass and a Apoftolical College.

fcythe, we know not. It is not the figure of Tongues in the shape of fire are likewise Death in the Apocalypse, ch, vi. 8, or of represented as fitting on the beads of the Death among the ancients, which was that Apostles : but, according to Ursinu, Ana- of a beast with large teeth and crooked lect. lib. vi. c. 38. the fiery tongues were nails. feen, ichincur, in the mousbs of the Apos- XXXIII. Christ coming to judge the tles; and what is said to fit or reft upon them world is represented fitting on a rainbow ; was the Holy Spirit, which immediately fol. taken no doubt from Apocalypse, iv. 3. lows, according to the Hebrew construction Compare with Matt. xxv. 31. But it can• (or rather the fire which is just before men- not be Chtist who sits on the throne in the tioned] : And tongues, as of fire, were seen Revelations ; for he is reprefented by the diftributed amongji sbcon, and it [the fre] Lamb, cap. v. 7, as all commentators refied upon cacb of tbem, and i bey sero all fil. agree. led with tbe Holy Gloff. This, in my opi- XXXIV. The woman who washed the nion, is so forced a construction, that I re- feet of Jesus with her hair, Luke vii. 38, commend to the painters to keep to their old is represented fulling down at his feet, whea copies.

the text says the stood at his feet. XXX, Paul, at his conversion, is usually XXXV. The fons of Zebedec arc repre. represented on horleback, and falling from sented as children. his borfe at the heavenly vision, Acts ix. 2.

For the EUROPEAN MAGAZINE,
FLORIO and LUCILLA ; or, the VIRTUOUS but FATAL ELOPEMENT.

A MORAL TALE, 1

HE farther we remove from great cities, incidents ; but every incident seems in some

the nearer, generally speaking, do we sense to convey wilh it a moral ; and few as approach to those scenes of guiltless happiness they are, they shall be related with fidelity. which are 26 once the fruit and the reward Florio was a young, and most accomplish. of genvine love that love which, implanted ed Officer, in one of our marching regiments, by Heaven, and cherished by VIRTUE, Soon after the commencement of the Ameri. forms to susceptible minds a paradise, if a can war, when every nerve was exerted, but parad se there be on earth. In such peace exerted in vain, to rear the standard of fui retreats-o the eternal disgrace of din- triumph over our revolted colonies, it was pated grandeur-the heroic principles of his lot to be ordered into Wales, as the comhonour are alone considered as the glory of mander of a little recruiting party; and it man, while the ingenuous ones of virtuous was his lot also to be stationed in a town little fenúbility form the basis of every thing that distant from the abode of the fair Lucilla, is held amiable in woman.

the only daughter of a gentleman of the very Hapiefs Florio! hapless Lucilla! why, first consequence in the county of -born and educated as ve both were in the It was at a private ball that they first met; borom of Truth and Innocence-wly, alas ! and if ever a love at forf fgbt could be justiwere ye destined to prove to an abandoned fied by the laws of either prudery or prudence world, that it is not bere hut ber cafter that it seems to be in the case of Florio and Las Truth and Innocence are to look for either cilla. Formed as it were by Nature for favour or protection?

each other, their eyes no sooner met than in the story of this ill-fated pair--a story whole volumes of love were mutually, but which is already too well known to many insensibly, expreffed by them. The hi

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their bofoms with one of his most reliAtlefscilla was worse than ten thousand deaths to arrows; and well might they each have laid, our enamoured hero.--Circumstanced as they as Romeo did in a similar situation,

were, from the base, or, at best, the absurd " I look’d, and gaz'd, and never miss'd. and cworldly, prejudices of a parent, whose "my heart,

breast had long been insensible to all the soft " It fled so pleasingly away."

enctions that flow from love, they consulted Like Romeo, alas ! they were also doom- their hearts, and determined to follow love's ed to experience that

dictates; that is, plainly to express it, to « Fathers have fiinty hearts."

ELOPE, and seek for happiness in each Lucilla—wbo long had been denied the other, even at earth's utmost verge, should sweets of maternal tenderness and indulgence, Fate conduct them thither. lived under the roof of a father who loved On the eve of her departure, Lucilla her dearly. Frequently in his hours of good. wrote a letter to her father, conjuring him humoured fondness would he call her his in the most endearing terms of filial duty and angel-his goddess; but in fact the only idols tenderness, not to reproach her for an action, he cordially worshipped, were his guineas, which, as being unavoidable, the trusted his acres, and the genealogical table of a fa- was in itself blameless ; an action, which mily as old as that of the famed Cadwallader, would be no wise painful to herself, farther and doubtless, though he scrupled not to pro- than as it might alarm a rigid but affectionnounce himself a lincal descendant from it, to ate parent for the safety of a beloved child; the full as visionary allo.

on which head, however, he might reft perAvarice and pride !--What a coalition fectly easy, fince, having committed herself of paffions in the breast of a parent, who to the protection of a man of virtue, her seemed no longer to know any real felicity own virtue, as hitherto, would, and thould, but in the fordid or felf-confequential gratifi. remain inviolate. cation of them!

By some means, an anonymous copy of They were indeed an insuperable bar to this letter found its way into the London Pa. the hopes of our lovers; for Florio had little pers; and so elegantly, yet mysteriously, was to boast on the score of pedigree, and still it worded, that in every polite circle it beIls on that of fortune. Lucilla was came the topic of admiration, conjecture, and Stranger to these circumstances; and they enquiry. served only to encrease her tenderness for The event to which it alluded, happened Florio ; though, at the same time, she was near the close of the year 1776; and by aware, that, with her father's corsent, she some readers it may be recollected, that about gever should have the happiness to call him this period a number of advertisements apHUSBAND.

peared in the daily prints, foliciting (under In the mean while, Florio was a daily vi. the initials of D. W.) the return of a cerfitor of the old gentleman, with whom he tain fair fugitive, and urging her again to lo highly ingratiated himself, that he could take shelter under the wings of a father, who have obtained from him almost any gilt, but was distracted from the loss of her, and who the only one for which bis foul panted—the could not descend to the grave in peace, till, gift of his DAUGHTER.-In this gist a sup- beholding once more his child, he might have poled eontamination of the blood of an ancient it in lis power to gratify her utmost wish hy Briton would have been included ; and too uniting her with a parental benediction to the Well did our lover know, that, mould he man of ber heari. dare to utter to him a single syllable on the Would to Heaven that he had thus expres. subject of a matrimonial connection, he red himself sconer ! -Long bad he known, would never more be permitted to enjoy even or, at least, blind must be have been, had a light of his adored Lucilla.

he not perceived that the mutual passion of Many weeks, however, were not suffer- Florio anu Lucilla' was uncontroulable as it ed to elapse before the feelings of both Florio was unbounded ; and now was it reserved and Lucilla were put to a cruel test, in con. for him to feel — bitterly to feel- that in obsequence of the arrival of an express, com- Itructing their happiness, he had literally unmanding the young officer immediately to dermined his own. join his regiment, in order to embark for His advertisements, like many other noti. America.

ces of the kind, appeared to ke; and alreaAMERICA ! Fatal was the found, when dy were our lover's fafely landed at New it reached the ears of Lucilla, and awfully York (where Hymen finally sealed their ominous was it to the fond, the darling vows) before the wretuled father, sepsible youth of her innocent affections.-

of lois folly, endeavoured to terminate the What was to be done ? -- Lucilla could memory of an irreparable misfortune, by nor live but in the presence of her Florio ; terminating the daily repetition of it. and the idea of leaving helind him lus Luo 16 Wratched father," 11.15 i Leen fuid ?

Alas! amiable Lucilla, 'ere long shall we undoer of her peace she nobly triumphed; find, that even thou (spotless as was thy soul, and the Colonel, mortified at the idea of being spotless as was the soul of thy husband) wert thus (purned at, baffled and defied-defied 100 born also to be wretcbed; and that, barely by a woman--presently contrived to level the capable of evading the wiles of Guilt, but whole fury of a heart fraught with dilapfor thy own native virtues thou couldest pointment and revenge at the luckless Flobardly, even in thy own person, obtain an rio, to whom nevertheless he bore no en asylum on earth for INNOCENCE

mity, farther than as he appeared to be the In all countries, Honour is considered as only impediment to the completion of his the peculiar characteristic of a Soldier ; but wishes. when full we have such a definiticn of the By accident, one day, the unhappy youth word, as to be able to ascertain, with any in anxiously searching for a few {imples, kind of precision, in what honour-military which the indisposed state of his Lucilla had, honour, however, confifts: The Colonel under for some time, seemed to render necessary wbom Florio served, was universally pro- for her-unwarily transgrelled the bounda. nounced a man of the firittof honour ; and ries allotted for the Garrison. - This offence yet it was universally acknowledged also, that, -it an offence it could be called--was judg. in his tranfactions with the Ladies, there ed by the Colonel a sufficient pretext for orwould not exist a man more UN PRINCIPLED. dering Florio to prison; and there, from Not for the world would he injure one of his the vile stench and dampness of the place, own fex-provided be interfered not with bis he was seized with a fever, which commuPLEASURES; but a woman - a helpless, nicating its baneful effects to Lucillawhom beautiful woman--he scrupled not uniformly no force could tear, one minute, from the to consider as his lawful prey.

loved partner of her bosom - threatened Hardly had the artless Lucilla arrived, soon to put a period to the miserable exiit. when, viewing her with the eyes of a lasci- ence of both. vious voluptuary, the dæmon of mischief While thus they remained in a dreary pointed her out to him as a precious object of dungeon, oppressed with fickness, and barely destruction.Who so polite to her, fo atten- permitted to breathe, a letter was secretly tive to her husband, as the gallant Colonel! conveyed to Lucilla from the detested author Lucilla thought him a je-vel of a man; and of her woes, intimating, that if the would at Florio, unsuspicious as herself, actually consi. length consent to quit her husband, an ele. dered him as a farber.

gant houle should be at her command, and Soon, however, the presence of Florio be- nothing omitrod which might promote the cime offensive to the Colonel; and soon also

recovery of her health, and the eliablithmeat did Lucilla begin lo perceive, with a Wo- of her happiness. mar's eye, that in his constant alijuties to In answer to this letter, having with no her there was something more than mere small difficulty obtained the assistance of a peu FRIENDSHIP, especially as, in the whole of and some ink and paper, the wrote to him his bchaviour to her husband, he was now with a trembling hand what follows: as cool and reserved, 3s, at first, he had been “ Know, worthless man, that though I warm, open, and generous.

were condemned to expire this instant in As yet he had not dared plainly to reveal “ the midst of tortures, (and more excrucito her the intentions which continued every “ ating ones there cannot be than those I alday more and more to agitate his guilty “ ready feel) I yet would not accept of life, breast; but at length-borne away by a “ with all the splendour the world could be piltion, which, having nothing in view but “ stow, if, in order to enjoy lo paltry a blesits own gratification, fet reason and virtue at “ fing, I should be forced, by sacrificing my defiance-he scrupled not to use every se: “ own honour, to sacrifice the honour of my ductive persuasion, every unmanly stratagem, “ husband. - Think not-vainly think no, that might tend to inveigle her into bis pollu- " that the principles of an incorrupubie inteted arms.

grity, and the pangs inseparable from a In the conduct of L:icilla, at this crisis, “ sense of unmerited oppreffion, may not ex. there was a display of conjugal aitachment, "ist together in one bosom--the bosom, too, and, what is more, of conjugai magnanimiry, " of a weak and unbefriended woman ! which-unfashionable as it may appear in there “ Yes, wretched seducer, in mine they do, days of vicious diflipation and refinement- “ in mine they fall exist, while I exist my. would have retounded to the glory of the “ self.-The insults I have experienced írom nioit unsullied matrou of ancient Romme, you are the more base, as my heart tells while it was Rome's boat that the was me, and you must yourself be conscious, VIRTUOUS.

" that in the whole of my conduct I never Over all the insiduous manasures of the “ betrayed the least indiscretion, which could "s possibly encourage you to imagine me ca. that 'till that moment he knew not the value " pable of indulging a thought incompatible of a sex, to which she was herself an orna« with innocence, or injurious to my Florio. ment, and to which, he blushed to confess, at ** Cease, then, to aggravate my woes with length, he had through life acted, but uncon"importunities, odious to me as they are in. sciously, acted as a villain. « famous in the light of Heaven ; and, above With this message be sent an order for the " all, let me conjure you avoid my presence.- immediate releasement of Florio, as also po« Enfeebled as this hand is, and little capable fitive directions to afford both Lucilla and him “ of affording assistance either to my husband every indulgence and accommodation which * or myself, yet (nerved by desperation) it their illness might require, or which, at least, "might, perhaps, be raised with fatal ven- the fituation of the garrison would permit. “geance against the most abandoned of men, It was likewise his intention to procure " (bould he dare, even in her dying moments, for Florio, without delay, the command of a " to approach the eyes of

company. But, alas ! this intention was ren.

LUCILLA." dered fruitless by the termination of the fever, This letter spoke daggers lo the very soul which ftill continued to prey upon them, and of the Colonel.-His heart, naturally humane, which, the very week after this sudden re. and not yet wholly lost to the charms of in- verse in their fortune, carried them both off, nocence- to every sentiment, in fine, that within two hours of each other, leaving to constitutes the man of real probity and ho- their departed fouls this single confolation (if pour--was now torn with remorse: nor could a consolation it could be to them in Heaven), he obtain a moment's rest, till (yielding to

that their remains were destined to be inthe innate though long perverted nobleness of terred in one grave, am df the sighs and ladeposition) he had dispatched a written mel- mentations of the most numerous concourse lage to the virtuous heroine, humbly begging of spectators that ever graced the funeral of a ter pardon, and the pardon of her injured deserving and truly martyred pair. • huiband, for his paft behaviour ; and declaring

CASTALIO. to her, in terms of the most bicter contrition, LEAVES collected from the PIOZZIAN WREATH lately woven to adorn

the Shrine of Dr. JOHNSON.

| Continued from Page 1440) Dr. Johnson's MOTHER.

is a striking example of an early expansion Sexcellent was her character, and so blame- of mind and the knowledge of language.

was neighbour once endeavoured to take from

Dr. Johnson's WIFE. her a little field the possessed, he could per

I asked Dr. Johnson if he ever disputed fuade no attorney to undertake the cause

with his wife (I had heard that he loved against a woman so beloved in her narrow

her patsionately). • Perpetually (faid he): circle: and it is to this incident he alludes in My wife had a particular reverence for cleanbis "Vanity of Human Wishes,” calling her liness, and desired the praise of neatness in her * The general favourite, as the general dress and furniture, as many ladies do, till they friend."

beconie troublesome to their best friends,

laves to their own besoins, and only righ for The DOCTOR WHEN A CHILD. the hour of tweeping their busbands out of At the age of two years, Mr. Johnson was

the house as dirt and utclets lumber. A clean brought up to London by his mother, to be

floor is so comfortable ! she would lay fome. lonched by Queen Anne for the scrophulous times, by way of twitting ; till at last I tod evil, which terribly afflicted his childhood, her, that I thought we had had talk enough -As he had an astonishing memory, I

about the floor, we would now have a touch asked him, if he could recollect Qucen Inne?

at the cieling.' -He had, he said, a confused, but fome

On another occasion. I have heard him how, a sort of solemn recollection of a lady blame her for a fault many people have, of in diamonds, and a long black hood.

setting the miseries of their neighbours, half His epitaph upon the duck he killed, by unintentionally, half wan!only, before their freiding on it, at five years old

eyes, ihewing them the bad fide of their pro

fellion, ftualion, &c. He said, “The would Here lies poor duck

lament the dependence of pupillage to 2 Tiai Samuel Johnson trod on ; 1 bad liv'd it had been good luck,

yonng heir, &c. and once told a waterman

worow'd her along the Thames in a wherry, For it would have been an odd one ;

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that he was no happier than a galley-slave, verses when he was in the Isle of Sky with Mr one being chained to the oar by authority, the Boswell. The Letters written in his journey other by want. I had however (faid he, I used to tell him, were better than the prima haughing) the wit to get my daughter on my ted bouk; and he was not displeased at fide always before we began the dispute. She having taken the pains to copy them all over read comedy hetter than any body he ever Here is the Latin ode: heard (he faid); in tragedy me mouthed tuo

Permeo terras ubi nuda much.'

Saxeos miscat nibalis ruinas,
Garrick told Mr. Thrale, however, that
The was a little painted puppet, of no value

Turva wbi rident fieriles ccioni

Rua labores. at all, and quite disguised with affectation, full of odd airs of rural elegince; and he Pervagor gentes bominum ferorum made out fome comical scenes, by mimicking Vita vbi mullo decorata culta, her in a dialogue he pretended to have over- Spuallet informis, rigurique funci's heard : I do not know whether he meant

Feda latein. such stuff to be believed or no, it was so co

Inter erroris falebrofa longi, mical; nor did I indeed ever see him repre

Inter ignore ftrepitus loquele, sent her ridiculoully, though my husband did. The intelligence I gained of her from old Le

Q:01 modis meccsns, quid agat requiva

Ibralia dalis? vett was only perpetual illness and perpetual opion. The picture I found of her at Litch- Seu viri curas pia nupt.2 mulai, field was very pretty, and her daughter, Mrs. Sex fovet mater fobolem benigna,

ocy Porter, said it was like. Mr. Johnson Sive cum libris novitate paleit hus told me,that her hair was eminently beau

Sedula mentem : tiful, quite blonde like that of a baby; but Sie memor nofiri, fideique merees, that she freited about the colour, and was al.

Stet fides conjians, meritoque blandin Ways defirous to die it black, which he very Tbralie refonare nomen judicioutly hindered her from doing. His ac

Litrora Stie. count of their wedding he used to think ludicrous enough, I was riding to church

IMPROVISATORI VERSES. (fays Jolinson) and she following on another

On another occasion I can boast veries from single horse : The hung back, however, and I turned about to see whether she could get her

Dr. Johnson.-As I went into his room the steed along, or what was the matter.

moning of my birth-day once, I faid to however, foot occasion to see it was only co

him, Nobody sends me any verses now, bequietry, and that I despised; so quickening cause I am five and thirty years old; ad

Stella was feil with them till forty-six, I reany pace a little, the mended her's; but I believe there was a tear or two--pretty dear

member. My being just recovered from ill

ness and confinement will account for the creature ! Dr. Taylor once related to Mr. Thrale, lo he did, without the leatt previous helita

manner in which he burst out suddenly, for that when he lost his wife, the negro Fran

tion whatsoever ; and withieut having entercis ran away, though in the middle of the night, so Wettriniter, to fetch Dr. Taylor tamed the smalltit intention towards it has a to his master, who was all but wild with ex

minute before ; ceis of forrow, and scarce knew him when Oft in danger, yet alive, he arrived : After some minties, however, We are come to thirty-five ; the Ductor proposed their going to prayers, Long may better years arrive, as the only rational method of calming the Berter vears than thirty-five. disorder this misfortune bid occafioned in both Could pliilviopliers contrive their spirits. Time, and reignation to the Life to stop at thirty-five, will of God, cured er ery hierchi in tis heart Time his hours should never drive before I made acquaintance with him, though O'er the bounds of thirty-five, he always perfitted in saying he never rightly High to foar, and deep to dive, recovered the loss of liis wife. It is in allu- Nature gives at thirty-five. fion to her that he records the observation of Ladies, stock and tend your hire, a female critic, as he calls her in Gay's life; Triste not at thirty-five: and the lady of great beauty and clegance For howe'er we boat and strive, mentioned in the Criticisms on Pope's Epi- Life declines from thirty-five. taphn, was Miss Molly Afton. The person He that ever hopes to thrive, ipoken of in his Strictures upon Young's Po- Must begin by thirty-five ; etry, is the writer of these Anecdotes, to And all who wisely with to wie, osion he likewise addressed the following Vu look on Thrale at s'iirty-five.

I had,

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