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the course of justice, tending fo communicate with myself); progreatly to her majetty's safety, and tested many hundred times her nepreservation of the whole realm? cefsity, and resolution, to go through
And for the other part, of keep- withal (albeit, for sundry good reing it by me to such end as is before fpects, she had so long deferr'd it); alleged, I trust the world does not having given her commandment to hold me so undutiful to her ma me many days before, to bring the jesty, or ill-advised for my particůwarrant to her, and then voluntarily lar, as to take such a charge upon sent for it by my lord admiral; fignme, to the evidenţ peril, of her ma- ing it as soon as I brought it, withi jesty's life, subversion of the whole her express commandment given estate, and my own utter overthrow. me, to carry it to the seal, and to Neither is there cause to think (I have it secretly handled.; and, speak it in all reverence, and under finally, her particular direction, her majefty's molt gracious favour), while she was signing other things that her majesty having proceeded at the fame time, to have the exeso far as she had done to the trial of cution done in the hall, misliking that lady's fact, found her guilty by that it should be on the green or a most honourable jury of her no- opencourt; with a number of bility, affembled her parliament other, foregoing and following cironly for that purpose, graciously cumstances ; may fufficiently testify heard their petitions, and dismissed her majesty's disposition to have it them with so great hope ; published proceeded in, albeit fhe had to myafterwards the proclamation for herself and others declared her unwildifhabilment, rejected the suits both lingness, to be made acquainted of the French and Scotish kings for with the time and other circumher life, and returned their ambas, stances, having done all that the law sadors hopeless; confirmed that im- required of her, or that in honour pression by her letters to both princes was fit and expedient for her *. (fome of which it pleased her to
* Let me here, at the end of the apology, ing the commissioners, who were sent to remark finally concerning Davison, That, try Mary at Fotheringay-castle, from prothough he was not an honest man, yet he. nouncing sentence upon her immediately was to nearly one, as to be a very prodigy after the trial; and of obliging them to refor the ministry of Elizabeth. He refused, turn first to London, and report their proit appears, to sign that very bond of affoci- ceedings to Elizabeth (Robertson, ủi
. 483). ation, which was signed by all the nation, We have already seen, that he kept the warand which even the despairing Mary offer rant for the execution of Mary, five or fix ed, on her liberty being granted, to sign weeks in his hands; without offering to herself. Yet be refused, though Leicester present it to Elizabeth, for her signing. pushed on the association, and though Eli- We have equally seen, that he actually zabeth urged him to sign it. Among the neglected to obey a personal command of pleas which he advances for himself in his Elizabeth's, for bringing the warrant to other apology, he particularly states, “ his her; and that he thus neglected for many former abfolute refusal to sign the band of days,” even till the queen fired at his conaffociation, being earnestly pressed thereunto duct, and sent him a peremptory order to by her majesty's self" (Robertson, ii. 483). bring it. Even then, and even when Paulet's This indeed is a very strong evidence, of a answer had been received, and all delay manly virtuousness' in him. But he did was now at an end for ever; he would not other things, in the same spirit of virtue. be concerned in sending away the warrant He declined to act as a commissioner, on himself, but returned it into the hands the examination of Babington and his ac from which he had received it, and left complices, for their conspiracy in favour of Cecil and the council to send it. And, as Mary; and took a journey to Bath, in order in all the time " before her trial, he neither to save himself from aéting (Robertson, is nor can be charged, to have had any ii. 483). He was a means too of prevent- hand at all in the cause of the said queen,
reach of the oars, and, griping him by HISTORICAL SELECTIONS.
the small of the back, his devouring [By J. R. of Liverpool.] jaws soon cut the poor man asunder,
and as soon swallowed the lower part STRIKING INSTANCE OF PERSONAL of his body. The remainder was taken
up, and carried on board. The com
rade of the deceased was present, [From Hughes's History of Barbadoes.]
between whom a friendship had long SOME sailors having disem• been conspicťous by a reciprocal barked the last part of their lading discharge of all such endearing in the island of Barbadoes, which offices as implied an union and symwas coals, those who had been em: pathy of soul. On seeing the se ployed in that dirty work, ventured vered trunk of his friend, he was into the sea to wash themselves; but filled with an horror and emotion had not been long there, before a too great for words to express. person on board observed a large During this affecting scene, the inThark making towards them, and fatiable shark was observed traverfing gave them notice of their danger; the bloody furface, and searching in which they swam back, and all after the other part of his prey. except one reached the boat ; him The crew thought themselves happy the Thark overtook almost within in being safely on board ; and the or done any thing whatsoever concerning prove, though none of them offered to unthe same, directly or indirectly;” so, “af- dertake, and which had been so talked ter the return thence of the-commissioners, over, and so approved of, merely to put it is well known to all her council, that be Davison upon undertaking it; might finally never was at any deliberation or meeting what- be urged upon Davison in private, by Elifoever, in parliament or council, concerning zabeth herself. Should he bend to this the cause of the said queen, till the sending urgency, and engage in the work of afsafii down of her majesty's warrant unto the nation; Elizabeth, as foon as ever the work commissioners, by the lords and others of was done, would have risen upon him with her council" (Robertson, ii. 481).
an affected passion, and made his life the These deeds of honesty, no doubt, had forfeit of his compliance. And should he successively marked him out for vengeance, not bend, all his present and all his former to the rest of the ministry and to the queen. refractoriness would be remembered at He was therefore selected by Cecil, “5 with once against him, and unite to draw down her majesty's own privity,” to be the fe- the rage of Elizabeth in a storm of real recretary with whom the warrant should be sentment upon him. Either way, the mar lodged for rigning (Robertson, ii. 481). was sure to be ruined. He complied, though He was thus exposed to a train of decisive only in part. He brought up the warrant, trials. It would be seen, whether he offered at the second order. He carried it to the to present the warrant 10 Elizabeth, for her great seal. He even united with Wallingsignature. Should he not offer, a command ham, to mention Elizabeth's proposal of might be given him by Elizabeth, to bring assassination to Paulet. But he would go.no it пр.
Should he hesitate to obey this, a farther. He actually protested to Elizabeth Sharp rebuke and a peremptory order might herself against the proposal, before he menbe sent him. If he was refractory in all tioned it to Paulet. He protested to her these points, then the wrath of Elizabeth against every scheme of assassination. And would burst out upon him, and sweep him he was therefore ruined at last by Elizabeth, away from her presence for ever. If he in a most impudent stretch of fallhood, for complied in any, his farther compliance doing what he did not do, and in truth and might be tried, in ordering him to the reality for not
t doing what he was wanted to da great feal with the warrant, and in direct Thus fell Davison, a memorable evidence ing him to use the warrant, when sealed, of the cunning, the perfidiousness, and the with secrely. Should he be found pliable barbarity of Elizabeth and her Cecil! But in this trial, the grand scheme of assassina- he was fully revenged of them both, in his tion, the favourite wish of Elizabeth's fall. He wrote the present apology, which heart, which had repeatedly been talked serves so greatly to expose the characters over by her other ministers before Eliza- of both. -WHITAKERY besh and him, which they all united to ap
ANECDOTE OF THE LATE KING OF
comrade of the unhappy victim was complained that some of his foldiers alone unhappy at nor being within had entered her field in the night, reach of the voracious deitroyer. and taken away her catile, in which Fired at the fight, and vowing that her whole ucalth confilled. he would make the devourer dit must then,” said the king, “ have gorge, or be swallowed himself, he been in a very deep sleep, that you plunged into the deep, armed with a did not hear the rubbers !”. Tharp-pointed knife. The Mark no Sire," replied the, “ I ile pt foundly i sooner discovered fresh food for his but it was in confidence that your attention, than he made furiously majesty watched for your peoples towards the hero; both were equally fatety." The king; though absoeager, the one for prey, the other lute and ambitious, had an elevated for revenge. The moment the shark mind: he approved of her answer, opened his rapacious jaws, his ad- bold as it was, and ordered her to versary dexterously diving, and receive ample satisfaction for the grasping him with his left hand, boss she had sustained. somewhat below the upper fins, fuccessfully employed his knife in his right hand, giving him repeated liabs in the belly. The enraged thark,
A Lady of high fashion, complia after many unavailing efforts, finding himself over matched in his own menting the king in such high terins, element, endeavoured to decline the disgusted at it than pleafed; and
that his Prussian majesty was rather combat. Sometimes he plunged to the bottom; then, mad with pain, he was covered with glory, was the
saying, amongst other things, that reared his uncouth form, now
stained with his own blood, above the foam peace-maker of Europe, and in short
the greatest monarch and man on ing waves. The crews of the lur
carth-"Madam," replied the king, rounding vessels saw the horrid com.
66 You are as
handsome as bat, bur uncertain from which the îtreams of blood issued, till at length able; in short, you potiers all the ad;
angel; witty, elegant, and agreelofs of blood, made towards the mirable qualities, but-you paint!" shore, and with him his conqueror, who, flamed with an assurance of PRINCELY MODERATION, victory, pushed his foe with re BALDWIN, king of Jerusalem, doubled ardour, and by the help of having been poisoned by his phyfian ebbing tide, dragging him on cian at the
age of thirty-two, Noushore, ripped up his bowels, and raddin, the Saracen emperor, with a united and buried the severed body magnanimity that would have done of his friend in one grave.
honour to the most civilized nation, Mr. Hughes oblerves that this refused to derive any advantage from story is of fo extraordinary a nature, his death: “ Let us rather bear 2 that he would not have dared to part,” said he,“ in the general insert it had he not been authorized griet, for the loss of a prince who by the testimony of a very credit- has not left his equal behind him." able gentleman, who was ready to confirm the truth of it by an oath. LEGAL ADVICE.
[An Anecdote, transmitted by J. S.]
SOME few years since, one of This monarch was once approach- the fons of Mr. Gm, a well ed by a woman of low condition, who known Jew, being on the point VOL. II,
ANECDOTE OF LEWIS XIV.
of marrying a fair Christian, the beneath him to tread. upon the father, who had no objection to ground like other men. All his the religion, but to the smallnets tables, chests, chairs, and such vefof the fortune, expatiated with his sels as were destined for the meanest fon on the absurdity of his conduct; uses, were of pure gold. Though but the fon, vindicating his choice, his cloaths were exceeding coftly, replied, “Whether you consent or aud beset with jewels and precious not, I will marry the lady; and if fones, yet he is faid never to have you refuse to give me a proper Nare worn one fuit twice, nor ever put of fortune, I will turn Christian, on again a ring which he had once claim the benefic of the law, and uted. He was constantly served in obtain half your property !" At gold plate ; but every night after this menace, G-being greatly Tupper, presented to his guests and confounded, resolved to consult friends what had been made use counsel on the legality of the doc- of that day. He often distributed trine. The counsellor replied, That among the people and soldiery, not his son, by turning Chriitian, would only corn and money, as other ems. indeed obiain halt his estate. “But, perors had done, but gold and silver if will make me a present of ten plate, jewels and precious stones, guineas, the graceless dog Mall never and tickets entitling them to great obtain a farthing." Ar this, G--'s fums, which were immediately paid.
hopes revived; and instantly putting He caused his fish-pond to be filled 1 ten guineas into the lawyer's hand, with water distilled from roses, and
expressed his anxicty to know in the Naumachia, where the sea fights what manner he was to proceed. were exhibited, with wine. His banThe counsellor replied, with a smile, quets and entertainments were exo “ You have nothing to do, Mr. penfive almost beyond belief; his Go, but to turn Christian your- favourite dishes being tongues of felf!"
peacocks and nightingales, and the
brains of parrots and pheasants. He COMMUNICATIONS fed his dogs with livers of geese, By Adolescentulus.
his horfes with raisins, and bis lions and other wild beaíts with partridges
and pheafants. In short, the whole STRIKING INSTANCES OF PRODI- wealih of the Roman empire was
scarce sufficient to supply the ex. THE prodigality of the emperor travagance of one man. Heliogabalus was as boundlets as Herod. p. 569. vit. Heliog. p. 109. his luft; for in the short time of his reign, he is said to have nearly reduced to beggary all the subjects wise fo fond of fuperfluity and ex•
The emperor Vitellius was like. of the empire, and to have left, cels, that for one single meal he or, at his death, he Exchequer quite dered two thousand different kinds of empty. He suffered nothing to apo filh, and seven thousand fowl. With: pear at his table, but what was
out doubt, these epicures agreed brought from diftant countries, at an iminense expence. His palace, ed that he had a crane's neck, that
with the poet Philocenus, who with his chamber, and his beds, were all he might longer enjoy the pleasure furnished with cloth of gold. When he went abroad, all the between
of eating and drinking. his chamber and the place where his chariot waited for him, was strewed MULEASSES, king of Thumes, with gold-duit; for he thought it was fo complete an epicure, that
bcing expelled his kingdom for his the full force of your grace's justo infamous debaucheries, and hearing though severe reflection
and to afterwards that Charles the Fifth convince you of iis good effects, shall was inclined to reinstate him on the initantly fet about putting in
prac: throne, he ordered a peacock to be tice your equitable advice And dressed for his supper, and spent a first, here is two-pence halfpenny, hundred crowns on the sauce. which my father, the lord, owed
Paul. Jov, your grace's father, the butcher, for
a calf's heart.” Every one who is CONJUGAL AFFECTION,
in the least acquainted with the DURING the horrors of the bloody haughty disposition of that aspiring proscription under the second trium- churchman, will readily conceive virate at Rome, Acilius having been what he must have felt upon meet. betrayed by one of his flaves, and ing with so pungent and unexpected apprehended, was afterwards re a sarcasm. deemed by his wife, who cheer
II. fully parted with all her jewels
FEMALE HEROISM. and valuable effects, to purchase his READING the other day of a cere liberty.
tain Spartan lady, who upon giving Appian. l. 4. the field into her son's hand, when
going to battle ; heroically desired ANECDOTES.
him either to return with it, or re[Transmitted by A. P. of Cheshunt.] turn upon it; brought to iny re
membrance a circumstance which,
I think, deserves no less to be handINSOLENCĘ REBUKED.
ed down to pofterity. UPSTART infolence never ex Some time after the commence. perienced a more humiliating re- ment of the American war, a numproof, than in the person of that ber of new regiments were ordered to és Great child of honour," cardinal be raised principally in the North. Wolsey. Lord Sands was a young The son of a peer in that part of the nobleman, who, among other com- kingdom, having received a cappliances with the gay vices of the tain's commission, in recruiting for age in which he lived, used to in- his complement of men, happened dulge himself in a too frequent and to enlist the only son of a poor, old free use of the bottle : one evening, and infirm woman, No sooner did after having spent the greatest part the unwelcome information reach of the day with his convivial com- her ears, than the posted off for the panions, he happened to meet the rendezvous, with all the speed her cardinal ; who observing him to be feeble limbs could carry her. Bemuch intoxicated, said, he won- ing arrived, she sat down oppofire dered he could fo debale the illus- to her son, asked if what Me had trious title he sustained, as to put heard was true, and if he really was himself more in the character of a enlisted. Being answered in the af. coal porter than a nobleman: add- firmative, me turned round to the ing, that it would be far more com- ferjeant and desired to know if it mendable in him to employ his was not customary upon such occamoney in the discharging of his fa- fions to drink his majesty's health in ther's debts, than in wantonly a crown bowl of punch: being aso spending it in taverns. His lord. sured it was, “Then,” said she, “let ship, with affected contrition, imme- it be made ; and instead of a crown, diately replied, “ I confess I feel make half a guinea's worth, and I will
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