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fare of my bliss. Yes, CAMPBELL! dçar friend! arising from the cxccfs of it was once my happiness, though now, natural affection, are excuseable, if not alas! the source of poignane misery, to amiable, and deserve a better fare than be blessed with the best parents that disappointment. Alas! my honoured ever watched over the welfare of a child father, you litrle knew-and, oh! may - with friends, too, who loved me, and you never know, what sort of fame, whom my heart cherished-and-O what fort of honours, await your child i God! do I think of her, and yet retain May the anguilh he endures, and his my senirs -- with the affections of a molt calamitous fate, never reach your youny Lady,than whoin Providence, in ears 1- for, too well I know, 'twould the fullness of its power and bounty to give a deadly wrench to your heart, and Markind, never formed one more precipitate you untimely to your grave! lovely, one more angelic in perfon, more “ Thus years rolled on; during heavenly in difpofition, more rich in in which, time seemed to have added new tellectual endowments. Alas! my wings to his flight, fo quickly did they friend, will you, can you pardon shelé pass. Unmarked by any of those init. warm ebullitions of a fond patsion! ter events that parcel out the time in will you for a moment enter into my weary Itages to the unfortunate, it did feelings, and make allowance for there on unperceived; and an enlargement traosports ? But how can you ? Your in my lize, and an incrcafe of know. friendihip and piry may' indeed induce ledge, ivere all I had to inform nie that you to excuse this interruptiun; but, to eighteen years had passed away. sympathise truly, and feel as I feel, you " It was at this tinie that I first found must have known the charming girl the (mooth current of my tranquillity herself.

interrupted, and the tide of my feeliogs “ My father, though he did not (welled and agitated, by the accellion of move in the very first walk of life, held new streams of sensacion : in short, I the rank of a Gentleman by birth and became a fiave to the delicious pains of education, and was respectable, not only Love; and, after having borne inem in as a man of considerable property, but concealment for a long time, at length 25 a person who knew how to turn the collected courage to declare it. Frank. gifts of fortune to their best account: ness and candour were among the vir.

was generous without prodigality, tues of my beloved : the listened to pro2nd charitable without oftentation : lie testations of affection, and, rising above was alwed by all who knew him to be the little arts of her lex, avowed a reci. the mufiender of hufbands; the mot procal atrachinent. The measure of my zealous and lincere of friends; and I bliss secmed now to be full: the pı rity can bear witness to his being the best of of my pailion was such, that the parents. As long as I can remember thoughts of the grosser animal desires to have been able to make a remark, hc never once. occurred; and happy in tenderness of both my father and mother loving, and in being beloved, we passed knew no bounds : I seemed to occupy our time in all the innocent blandit. all their thoughts, all their attention ; ments which truly virtuous Love in. and in a few years, as I thank God I fpires, without our imaginaticn roamDever made an unsuitable return for ing even for an instant into the wilds of their affection, it increased to such a sensuality. degree, that their existence fcemed to " As I was to inherit a genteel inde. hang upon mine.

pendent fortune, my father proposed to "To make as much of a child fo lc- breed me up to a learned profeflionloved as his natural talents would allow, the Law ; rather to invigorate and do expence was spared in my education : exercise ny intellects, and as a step to from childhood,' every instruction that rank io ze State, than for mere lue money could purchase, and crery allure- crative purposes. I was pur to one of ment to learn that fondness coal sugo the Univerfities, with an allowance gelt, were bestowed upon me; while suited to his intentions towards me ; my beloved father, tracing the advances and was immediately to have been sent I made with the magnifying eye of af- to travel for my further improvement, fe&ion, would hang over me' in rap- when an unforeseen accident happened, ture, and enjoy by anticipation the fame which completely cruthed all my father's and honours ibai, overwecning fond. views, daihed the cup of happiness pels suggested to him, mult one day' from my lips, and brought me ulti. These prejudices, my mately to that deplorable face in which

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in my mind what was likely to ensuc “ It was but a few months, ante. from, and what liep was molt proper to cedent to my embarking for the Eas; be token in, this dreadful change of tern World, that my father, who I circumstances. That which lay ucarest had for some time with forrow observed to my heart first occurred; you will thoughtful, studious, and mulancholy, readily guess that I mean my Love: to took me into his study, and, seizing my involve her I loved more, far more, hand, and looking earnestly into my than my life, in the misfortunes of my face, while his countenance becraved family, was too horrible a consideration the violent agitation of his mind, asked to be ourwcighed even by the dread of me emphatically, if I thought I had losing her. I knew not what to do, fortitude to bear the greatest pollib'e and I thought upon it till I became al. calamity. I' was horror-ftruck' at his most enfrenzied. In this ftare I went emotion, accompanied by such a question to her, and unfolded the whole state of but replied, I hoped I had. He then our concerns, together with my reso. asked me, if I had affection enough for lution not to involve her in our ruin;him to forgive him if he was the cause when-can you belicve it? the lovely of it! I answered, that the idca con girl in fitted on making my fate indile Bected with the word forgiveness, was Tolubly her's--not, as the said, that the that which I could never be brought by had the smallest apprehension lapse of any carthly circumstance to apply to my time, or change of circumstance, could father ; bút begged him at once to dir. make an alteration in our affection, but close the worst to memas, being what that the wished to give my mind that ir might, my misery could not surpass reposc which I might derive from secu, what I then felt from the mysterious rity. This I would by no means accede manner in which he spoke,

to; and, for the present, we contented “ He then told me that he was an ourselves with mutual vows of eternal undone mali that he had, with the fidelity. very best intentions, and with the “ As soon as I thought my father's view of aggrandizing me, engaged in mind fit for fuch a conversation, ! great and important speculations, which, opened to him a plan I had formed of had they succeeded, would have given coming to India, to advance my fortune.

a princely fortune-but, having His undertiandmg approved of it, but turned out, unfortunately, the reveric, his hcart dissented ; and he said, that to had left him little above beggary. He part with me would give the finishing added, that he had not the refolution itroke to his misfortunes: but, as my to communicate his losses to me, until interest was tolerably good, I represent, neceflity compelled him to tell me all ed to him the great likelihood I had of the truth.

fuccefs; and at laft, with some difficulty, " Although this was a severe shock he consented. to me, I codeavoured, to conceal my “My next step 'was to acquaint feelings from my father, on whose ac. Miss with my resolution. I count, more than on my own, I was purposely pass over a icering which no affected, and pretended to make as power of language can describe !--then light of it as so very important a mis- how can IP-oh! CAMPBELL, the fortune would justify; and I had the remembrance of ic gnaws me like a happiness to perceive that the wortin vulture here" (and he put his hand man trok some confort from my sup- upon his heart, while the tears rolled posed indiderence. I conjured him not down his cheeks), “and will soon, to let fu very trivial a thing as the loss foon bring me to my end. of property, which could be repaired, “ Not to detain you with vain efforts break in on lois peace of mind or health, to deferibe all our feelings, I will conwhich could vot; and observed to him, fine myself to telling you, that after that we had all of us ftill enough--for having made every necessary prepa. thariny private property (which I pure ration, and divided with my much ho, fessed independent of him, and which a noured parents the little property

I relation left me) would amply supply . poffeffud, I set sail for India, in a face all our neceffities.

of mind compared with which the hor. “ Having thus endeavoured to ac. rors of annihilation would have been commodate all my unhappy farher's feelo enviable : the chaos in my thoughts ias 1o his lofies, I had yet to accom- made me insensible to every object but

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ene; and I brooded with a fort of fupid, it would have been mercy, compared: gloomy indulgence, over the portrait of with depriving me of thút little inage Miss which hung round my of her I love! But it is all over, and neck, and was my inseparable com- I shall fuon fink into the grave, and panion, till the people who seized me never more be blessed with the view of as I came ashore plundered me of it, those heavenly features, till we meet in and thereby deprived me of the latt that region where all tears are wiped refuge for comfort I had left. Oh! away, and where, I trust, we fhall be moniters ! barbarians ! had you glucted joined togesher for endless ages, in your favage fury by diflevering my eternal, never-fading blits 1" limus, one after another, from my body,

DROS SI A NA

NUMBER LXXXII.

tament.

(Continued from Vol. XXIX. Page 396.) FATHER SIMON.

hare any reference in their disputes to THIS learned Father of the Oratory Tradition, to Councils, and to the Fa.

lays in his Critical Letters, that thers; they would submit to no autho. Cardinal Richlieu wished that a confer. rity but that of the Old and New Tef. coce fhould be held between the Proter. tants and the Catholics in France, in order Father Simon's attitude and manner co fertle several points in difpuic. It had of ftudy was very lingular. The aus gone so far, that one of Richlieu's con- thor of his Eloge lays: “Il étudoit fidants had written to many of the Pro. ordinairement couché sur un tapis fort teftant Ministers in France, some of epais avec quelques coussios. Il avoit whom were willing to accode to the par terre aupres de lui une ecritoire conference. What however prevented du papier, & des livres qu'il vouloit it was the refusal of many of them to cunfulter."

EIR JOHN SINCLAIR'S ADDRESS to the BOARD OF AGRICULTURE,

Os Tuesday, the 24th of May 1796, STATING THE PROGRESS THAT HAD BEEN MADE BY THE BOARD DURING

THE THIRD SESSION SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT.

Izitur et de cultura agri precipere, principale fuit, etiam apud exteros; fiquidem et séges ficere, Hiero, Philometor, Attalus, 'Arcbelau:, it duces Xenopbon, és Pænus criam Mazo; cui quidem tantum boxorem fenatus nojler (Romanus) babuit, Car. isagine captu; ut cum regulis Africæ bibliothecas doraret, unius ejus luo de triginta de agriculturó volumina, censiret in Latinam linguam transferenda, cum jam M. Cato præcipia condidijel, peridique lingua Punicæ dandum negotium, in quo præceffit Conca vir clarifline junulia D. Syllanus,

PLļx. HIST. MUND. l. xviii. c. 3.

GENTLEMEN,

the exertions of the Board of Agriculture As it will probably be extremely dif- laft year, in promoting an extra cultivation

ficult to procure again a sufficient at- of Potatoes, was attended with the happielt tendance of the Members of the Board at confequences, the beneficial effects of this season of the year, and during the which (both the culture and use of that bull: of a General Ele&tion, I think it valuable root having thus been greatly may not be improper to take the oppor extended) will probably long be felt, when funny of this Meeting briefly to state the the circumstance from which it originated progress we have made, since I last had may be forgotten. In fact, in times of the honour of addressing myself to you at scarcity and diftress, there is no article the conclusion of the preceding Session. comparable to Potatoes. They will grow

1: is on all hands acknowledged, that in the poorest fuils ; they can be taken up

in detail as they are wanted; they require pleasure I add, that the recommendation no manufacture of diying, milling, &c. was attended with inore extensive confeprevious to their being used; and they quences than could well have been excan be prepared in various ways for con. pelled. Froin all parts of the kingelom fumiption. Above all, it is to be observedl, intelligence has been received, that a greater that there is a space of per hay's four quantity of Wheat was town laft autumn months, which generally is fuppied from than perhaps at any period in the meinory the old stock, but in siines of scarcity muft of man; and thould the ensuing harveit he taken froin the .ew crop. That is a prove favourable, this kingdom will be as circuinitance of less contegnence where well tto. ked with Grain as it was some Spring Corn is the food of the people years ago At any rate, by these mea. (but even there is is desirable to them the fures, much ritk of an immediate (carcity Corn in Wirier rather than in Spuaz, 25 feems to be obviated. the straw is better for the citile): but The high price of Corn, at the comwhere the people live upon Wheat, which mencement of the lant Sellion, naturally is fuwn in autunn, the case is ntierwifi directed the attention of Parliament to and it is impoffibie to say whar dittreis it consider the best means, not only to remight occasion (when there is no old tack inedy the present distress, but to prevent uf Wheat in the country), unless the aid in future. For attaining the tirit ob. of such an article as Potators can be object, a Select Coinmittee was appointed, taineil, if the farmer is obliged, in 3 known under the name of the Coin Com. hurried and deftructive inaonei, 10 tleh mittee, whate anxious zeal to do every Corn, both for Seed for bumself, and Food pullibie justice to the great fubject referied for the Public. He might be tempted, to their confideration merits he utmost indeed, hy the high price of Grain fup pruife. The measures recommended hy Foodt, in delay fowing bis Scec until the ihar Committee have fince been confi. favourable seaton hus elaperl, in which dered unneceffury by some individuals, in cale it is imposible to riy wihat damage confequence of ihe price of Grain having would ultimately stille from it.

had a temporary tail -- But it will probably The Busaru not having yet whtained the yer appear, that, had it not been for the privilege of franking, its correspondence is earnelt recommendation of that Commit. much more limited and le!s regular than tee to economize the consumption of bread, Ít ought to be, and is attended with a de. to use other kinds of Grain as fubftitutes gree of trouble and inconvenience to the for Wheat, and to encourage the imporperfon who presides at it, of which it is tation of foreign Corn by bounties of indillicult to form an adequare conception. common magnitude, the price of Grain In confequence, however, of the want of would not probably have decreased, and this privilege, lo effential to a Public complaints would have been made of the Initirution, and the great restrictions re. inattention of Government to the distreflies cently imposed upon the privileges enjoyed of the country; a mure serious ground of by a Menzber of Parliament, it has been accusation than any over anxiety, which, found in possible to keep np that extentive at all times, particularly in regard to fo and regular Corre fpondence, and to pro.

critical a matter as the Sublistence of the cure that extent of information, from People, is at least excutable, but on the which the Public mighe derive to many prelent occasion was r. only necelliry, important advantages. By the active zeal, but has proved extremely beneficial. haviever, of many friends to the bustino. It was a matier, however, of itill greater tion, intonation was at a very carly pe- importance to prevent, by some great and sio: lent to the brand, containing cher efficinal measure, the risk of scarcity in unfavourable at counts of last yeai's crop future, and our being under the disgrace of Wher. I tlivuyle il a diy, chereiure, ful and fatal necetiity, not only of dependincum.cnt upon me, in enake ute of every ing upon foreign Grain for our fubliltvegrte ut inucnce wiricii my fluorion as ence, but also of encouraging its impor. Pieliuent of this Board gave ide with the ration by high bounties. With that yigw, Public, 10 recomanemi, in the itrorgelt in consequence of the directions of this manner, an ex'ra cultivation of wieat Board, I had the honour of moving in last aurumo. iiylester upon that subject, Parliament for the appointment of a Scleat cated in September, 1795, was lere to Cmimiltec, to take into its conlideration the all the vicinbers of the Burd, was tranda mcans of 'promoting the cultivation and mitted to the Quarter Seslions of the dif. improvenient of the waite, cninclosed, and furent Comties, and was printed in above unproductive lands of the kingdon. The fifiy diluent servip.p«1e. It is win.uel puting of a General Bill of Inclosuro,

though

though long ardently wished for, has hi- agricultural information, the true fountherto been attempted in vain, and by many dation of all those various improvements, was held to be impracticable. By ihe wbich, under the auspices of the Board, exertions, however, of the Select Com- will probably be effected, considerable promittee, to whom the drawing up the Bill, grets has been made. The General Views and the consderation of ine whble subject of the agricultural state of the different was referred, a Bill has at lalt' been pre- Counties, with the exception of two small pared, which, in the opinion of mariy diítricts in Scutland (Clackmannan and intelligent perfons .converfant in that lib. Kinrols), a part of each of which is alje 8, is fully adequate to the object in view; ready printed, have been completed. The and had not she lait Seffion been cloled corrected Reporis uf Lancashire, Norfolk, rather eariier than was expected, it would Kent, Staffordthire, and Mid Lothian, probably have received the fanction of the are published ; and thole of several other Legiflature this year. I truit, however, Counties are almost ready for the press. that the first Sellion of the ensuing Par: A valuable addition has been made to the Lament will have the credi: of completing printeit paper on Manares. The sketch this important and valuable fyltein, on of a Report on a point which has of late which the future subifence of the country heen much disculled, namely, the fize of depends. It is not likely at leat.co fail, farms, h.is also been printed, and throws if it can be effected by the exertions of mucli light upon that fubjeét. A valu. the Board of Agriculture.

able comununication from Lord WinchelAnother mealure recommended by the tea, on ihe advantage of cotragers senting Board, of infinitely less importance, but land, was ordered to be printed, with the at the same tine beneficial to the agri. unaniinous approbation of those who had cultural interefts of the counts, has al- the fatisfaction of being present when that ready passed. ! allude to the excmprion paper was read to the Board. of Linised and Rape Cakes from dury, hy It is impossible, in this thort abfract of an Act of lait Sellion, 36. Geo. III.c.113* our proceedings, to give any idea of the The first article, Linseed Cake, is of con- numerous communications tranfinitted to fiderable importance to the feeders of cat. the Buard, or of the various points (o tle, and may be had, it is fapposed, in which its attention has been directed. Its abundance from America, where a great experiments in regard to the Composition Quantity of Linseed Oil is made inte of in of Bread, and information tranfimitted to painting their wooden houses. The re. is upon that subject, would of ittelf bave fufe, known under the name of Linseed been fufficient to have occupied the full Oil or Cake, is of little value there, in attention of many Societies. confequence of the superabundance of fiction to which the manufacturing of other kinds of provision for cat:le. No. Barley Flour has been carried under the thir, would be inore desirable than thus auspices of this initicution, is a discovery of to citablith a new source of trade, bene- great importance, as it is thus ascertained, ficial to two countries, inhabited hy a race that from the meal of Pearl or Pot Barley, of men speaking the same language, de: Bread may be made, in taste and colour, Isended froin the same coinnon origin, and probably in nourishment, little infeand who ought to consider themselves as rior to that of Wheaten Flour; and that in the same people. -As to Rape Cake, it is the proportion of at least one-thiril, fucia found to be a valuable mannre in many Meai may be mixed with the produce of parts of this kingiloin. Considerable Wheat, co as haruly to be diltinguished. quantities of this article, it is suppoled, A viry general correspondence has been may be obtained from the Continent of eltablihet, for the purpose of ascertaining Europe ; and fince this regulation bas the Price of Stock, both lean and fastened, taken place, Rape will probably be cul. Experiments on a great scale, inder'che dirivaled in America. Weie Roffía also to rcctions of that able chymnist Dr. Fordyce, devote fome part of her boundlels territo- are now cari ying on ar Gubbins in Hert. ries to the culture of that plant, the foun- fordshire, the leat of Mr. Hunter, for the dation of a commerce might be laid ad. purpole of ascertaining the Principles of Tantageous to both empires.

Vegetation, and the Effects of Manures; In regard to collecting and circula:ing and iteps are now taking, in order to pro. * Intituled “ An Ad for allowing she Importation of Arrow Root from the Britisha Plantations, and also of Linsed Cakes and Rape Cakes from any foreign Country, in British-built Thips, owned, ravigated, and segiitered according to law, without Payment of Duy.'

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