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tifications may be denied, and a thou. Rose, private secretary to Louis fand hardships imposed, without any XIV, had a fine ellate, and a house violation of national laws. Life may near Chautilly, and often resided be embittered with hourly vexation; there. The prince of Condé wanted and weeks, months and years be line to buy it, and on the secretary's regéred out in misery,, without any legal sufal, resolved to put him out of hucause of separation, or poflibility of mour with it. For this purpose he judicial redress. Perhaps no sharper ordered some hundred foxes, old and anguish is selt, than that which can young, to be Nung over his park walls ; not be complained of, nor any greater the havoc made by this midnight cruelties inflicted, than fome which no colony may be eafily imagined. Rose human authority can relieve. enraged, went to the king in his ca

binet, and resolutely demanded leave In the history of the Bourbons and to alk him a downright question. Montmorencies, and the wars with the What is it? said the king. What is Huguenots, we meet with the foilow- it ? answered Rose, with an inframed ing instance of remarkable courage face, what is it? I beg you will tell and presence of mind. An adventurer, me, if we have two kings in France ? who had been in the Spanish service, What do you mean fays the king, and called himself captain Michan, reddening, and surprised - What do I came to Nerac to follicit employment mean? answers Rose, what I mean is, of the king of Navarre. The king that if the prince of Condé is king like was cautioned to beware of this de- you, we must cry and bend our necks ferter, arriving from a country which - if he be only a prince of the blood, could not but be fufpected by every I. demand justice of you and then protestant. The mind of a Bourbon relates the fact. The king obliged was too full of honour to be capable the prince to remove the whole neft of entertaining suspicion upon sight of foxes from first to last, at his own grounds, and he therefore paid no re- expence, and to repair all the damage gard to this advice. A few days af- they had done, and to remain on good ter, as he was hunting in the forest of terms with Rose. Aillas, being alone is a retired place, he perceived Michan advancing to

Rofe had married his daughter to him, well mounted, with a brace of M. Portail, counsellor, and afterward piftols at his saddle-bow. Immedi. first president of parliament. The ately resolving how to act, he stops hufband continuaily complaining to and waits his coming up. On his ap- the father, of his daughter's bad huproach, Captain Michan,' said he mour. • You are in the right,' anto him, with a firm tone of voice, swers Rose, · she is impertinent, and

alight; I have a mind to try if your if I hear any more of her, I shall difhorse be as good as you pretend' inhcrit ber. After this the husband Michan instantly obeys, and the king held his tongue. of Navarre mounts. Taking out the two pistols ; . Have you a design to VIVACITY of thought is vulgarly kill any one, captain?said he, I called wit. It is but too frequently am affured that you design me for judged that men of dull

, and rather your victim :

: now your life is in my heavy sense, and who have not a brilpower, if I please to take it. He liant and eafy flow of words, are fools; then discharged the two pistols in the this is certainly a mistaken notion. air, and commanded Michan to follow To be a man of wit, is to have juft him. At first he attempted to justify ideas, and, fooner or later, to apply himself: but thinking it the safest way them rationally. To be a fool is to to make his efcape, he set off two days be incapable of judging; the inconafter, and never again made his apo fiderate judge precipitately, and are pearance.

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attention. Setting cut from these de- Craffus had a landed estate valued at finitions, the perception of a man of 1,666,666). 135. 4d. C. Cæcilius Rigreat sense is equally quick and jutt. dorus, after having lot much in the A man of genius has fomething more; civil war, left by will effects to the ke rises above that which is submitted value of 1,347,1601. Lentulus the to the ordinary judgment of men; he Augur, is said to have poslessed no less is full of imagination, has great fore- than 3,333,3331. 6s. 88. Apicius was fight, is inventive without exceeding worth more than 916,6:71. 135. 4d. probability, because he never departs who after having spent in his kitchen from a certain basis, whịch balis is 833,3331.63. 8d. and finding that he sentiment and reason. None bar fools had no more than 83,3331. 6s. 8d. foar imprudently, and at the risk of left, he considered it as fo little for his every thing. A man of genius seizes support, thas he judged it best to puc immediat-ly an idea, and carries it as an end to his life by poison. The sufar as possible. A man of good sense perfluous furniture belonging to M. takes his resolution after ferious re- Scaurus, that was burned at Tufcuflection ; but nothing is worse than to lum, was valued at no less than be incessantly undetermined.

833,3321. 135. 4d. Cæsar, before he

had been in any public office, was in To what height of luxury the in- debt one hundred and thirty talents, or habitants of Rome had attained, we 251,8751. Milo contracted debts to may form fome judgment from the the amount of 583,3331. 135. 44. following notices concerning the wealth Antony owed at the Ides of March, and expenditure of particular persons, the sum of 333,3331. 6s. 8d. which he which, with many other instances of paid before the Kalends of April. Yes the same kind, have been thrown to none of these were men in trade, gether by a learned antiquarian.

An Account of RICHING PARK, in Buckinghamshire, the Seat of John

Sullivan, Esq. With a Perspective View of that elegant Structure,

drawn and engraved by Eastgate. RICHING PARK is an elegant fear, who

was the subject of Thomfox's fine near the town of Çolnbrook, in invocation in his • Spring.” the county of Buckingham. It is • It was the praclice of this lady,' situate between the seventeenth and says the late Dr. Samuel Johnson, in eighteenth mile 'one, on the right his Lives of the English Poets,? -to hand of the road from London to invite, every summer, some poct into Bath. It has been very lately erected the country, to hear her verfs, and by John Sullivan, efq. the present pro- affift her studies. This honour was prietor ; and the elevation conusts of one summer conferred on Thomson, a centre and two wings, connected by who took more delight in carouring suitable colonnades, The fine park with lord Hertford and his friends than and plantations display the moit pleal- in afiifting her ladyship's poetical opeiog iłyle of rural decoration.

rations, and therefore never received The present manfion is erected on another summons.' But whatever the site of a teat, called Percy Lodge, were the merit of this excellent lady's which was the residence of that ac- poetical effufions, some of her letters com lished lady Frances countess of which have been published (beside Hereford, afterward dach ss of So- those mentioned above) evince, in the me-set, some of whəsë cha ming let- opinion of Shenstone, who was a very 1 rs appear, under the signatur; of competent judge,' a perfect restitude Cleo a, among the · Letters, Moral of heart, delicacy of sentiment, and a and Entertaining,' of Mrs. Rowe, and truly claslic ease and elegance of style

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