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Esq; Prologue, at the Revival of Every VII., Two remarkable Letters of Diogenes, Man in bis idiomolir; op Miss G-nn-g's the famous Cynick Philosopher,
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Remarkable Trials ; Seflions at the Old
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About tbe Middle of January will be published,
but next day would not lend him a fhil. An Account of a Novel 'late'y publifoed,
ling to purchase a breakfaft ; so that he intiiled, AMELIA. By Henry Field- found himself in danger of Starving in juil. ing, Esq; To wbicb are added fome gerea Whilft poor Booth was ruminating upon ral Remarks,
his melancholy fituation, the same person VOL. 1.
that had brought him the packet, came HE (wo chief persons in and told him, a lady in the house (as he this novel are Mr. Booth, A called the prison) desired the favour of his a young half.pay officer, company. He immediately obeyed, and and his wife Amelia, a was conducted to the room, where he lady of good family in was soon convinced, that Mrs. Vincent the West of England, and was really his old acquaintance Miss Ma.
the scene opens with Mr. thews, who upon fiearing that he had asked Booth's being unjustly committed to prison if that was her name, took a view of him for beating a watchman, by an ignorant. from her window, and presently recollected and mercenary justice of peace, wliere who he was. Booth had his coat Atripe off of his back B Having thus met in a place where nei. by the prisoners, because he had no mo. ther of them could have ever expected ney to pay garnith. Soon after his com- to have seen the other, they give each mitment a beautiful young lady, finely other the history of their lives, from dreffed, and full of money, was brought in, the time of their having last seen one having been committed for murder by the another, name of Vincent, and as she had money Miss Mathews began by informing him, to pay for it, the had a room in the prison that he was himself the first man she was by herself; but as the paffed through, Cever in love with, which he could not Booth thought he had seen her before, have missed observing, if he had not been and asked the keeper if her name was not then engaged with her neighbouring young Mathews.
lady, whom he soon after married, and As Mr. Booth had no money, nor any who was then his wife.
She then gave friend in town to whom he could apply, him an account how the had been ineither for bail or money, he continued veigled and debauched by a cornet of the first day without any thing to eat or dragoons quartered in the neighbourhood, drink, as well as without his coat ; but
whom her father grew fo fond of, as to next morning he received a packet, from invite him to live in his house, and how by whence he did not know, with a guinea him the had been persuaded to elope from enclosed ;-and suspecting it had been de. her father, and live with him in London livered to him by miftake, he made pro- as his miftress, on a promise that he would clamation in the prison to see if any.could marry her as soon as it was in his power; lay claim to the packet, which several did, but instead thereof, he had just married but none could make out their title by a young widow of her acquaintance who declaring the contents ; fo he applied it to had a great jointure ; and that upon her his own use, by redeeming his coat, re. E being afTured of this by a letter from hima covering his inuft-box which had been sell, the went directly to his house, where picked out of his pocket by a pretended The had ftabbed him to the heart, with methodist, and purchasing a dinner, to a a penknise which the had prepared on share of which he invited a fellow prisoner, purpose, for which he was immediate. called Robinson, who had Mewn him ly seized, and committed to that place, Come civilities, and who in the afternoon As to Mr. Booth's history he relates it won all, the rest of his money at cards, thus : That, affer many crofles and disa December, 1755
532 Account of a Novel, intitled, AMELIA.
Dec. ap ointments, he had, hy means of Dr. and defired him to direct his answer to Pa. Harrison, parlon of the parish, been mar- ris, which they received a few days after ried to his Amelia, with whom he had their arrival, with the fatal news that heir fallen desperately in love, not only on mother Mrs. Harris was dead, and that the account of her beauty, but on account had left her whole fortune to her daughter of the patience and magnanimity with Berry, but that their son was well, and which she bore the misfortune of having Mould be taken care of, and concluding his her nose beat to pieces by the overturning A letter with an order for rool. upon a bankof a chaise; and that by the doctor's means er at Paris. "This recruit brought them to he was reconciled to her mother, Mrs. London, from whence they let out presentHarris, who had resolved to reule the ly for their mother's seat in Wiltaire, now greatest part of her estate, which was very inhabited by filter Betty, from wbom they confiderable, upon Amela and her chil. met with nothing but hypocrify and inro. dren, and to furnith him with money to lence, but with the utmost kindness and purchase a commiffion in the horseguards ; hospitality from Dr. Harrison with whom but before this could be done, he was obo they lodged. liged to go with his regiment to Gibraltar, B Soon after their arrival here, Mr. Booth which was then besieged, leaving his Ame- had an account, that the company in which Jia big with child, and taking with him he was lieutenant, he ng an additional one, Joe Atkinson, her foster brother, as his was broke, and he thereby reduced to half. fervant. During the fiege lie was rvice pay, on which it was not possible for him wounded, and was 'he last time in such a and his family to sublift ; therefore by the dangerogs way, that Amelia bearing of doctor's advice he resolved to turn farmer, it, left her mother, and fon laccly born, and the doctor not only let him his parlo. and repaired to hin at Gibraltar, where C nage farm at an easy rent, but as the stock. by her care he recovered; but the w. 26 ing it did not require much moncy, he fora taken ill, and the liege being over, he was nished him with what was wanted. Here advised to carry her to Montpeher, and his wife brought forih another son, and got leave of absence for him of from the he lived a mort tranquil and agreeable life, governor,. for that purpose. Upon this until the doctor was called upon to attend Amelia wrote to her mother for a remit, his patron's eldest son in his travels, by tance, his lieutenant's pay not being suffi. which means he was deprived of the ad. cient for such a journey ; but instead of a D willing to increale his gains, in order to
vice of that excellent friend ; and being remittance, the received a molt infolent letter from her only fiter Betty, as the provide for his family, he took a lease of a faid, by her mother's order. Upon this neighbouring farm ; but foon found that Mr. Booth was obliged to apply to his he had a very hard bargain, by which, and friends at Gibraltar to borrow some mo. by rome other mistakes, he was ruined, ney, which Atkinson, whom he had got. and forced to Ay to London for fear of bemade a serjeant, hearing of, he came and ing arrefted, where he had but just taken offered him 121. which he had saved or got a lodging in the verge, and wrote to his by plundering the enemy; but as Mr. E Amelia, when a fray happened at night in Booth thought it might ruin the young the street, and as he endeavoured to affint fellow, he would not accept of it. AC the injured party, he was seized by the last he was furnilled with what money he watch, carried to the Round- house, and wanted by Capt. James, an officer in the in the morning commited to that prison. fame regiment, and with Amelia presently In the interim of this mutual relation, Set out for Montpelier, where they became dinner had been ferved up, and Miss Ma. acquainted with major Bath and his fifter, thews having furnithed Mr. Booth with and Amelia was there brought to bed of a f money, they both dined with the master of daughter. Amelia being perfectly reco. .the prison and his company, which convered, as also Miss Bath, after a dangerous fifted of the chief of the prisoners, and illness nie had at Montpelier, and Capt. : one Murphy, an attorney, whom the ma. James being arrived there from a tour he, her recommended krongly to Miss Mathewa had made to lraly, and having again for her lawyer, but he in lifted upon having equipt Mr. Booth with money, they all set more money in hand than the could fur out together for Paris, in which journey ninh him with. However, in a little time Capt. james fell so much in love with Miss after, the master came to her, and told Buth, that he soon after married her. G her, that the gentleman me thought the
As Amelia, while at Montpelier, had had killed, was not dead, nor in danger, wrote several times both to her mother and so that if the took proper menfures the fiter, without any answer, Mr. booth at might be bailed the next day ; but the Jant wrote to their friend Dr. Harriion, an waved the discourse, being more fond to account of thew distress for want of money, hear ¡Ms, Booth's fory, who now found
1751. Account of a Novel, intitled, AMELIA.
533 that he was known, for the master called defire ; yet, as she was in love with Mr, him Capt. Booth, fupposed him to have Booth, and was violent in all her passions, been a highwayman, ard told him, that it was but three days before the wrote to Murphy and Robinson were plotting Yome. him, to let him know where the lodged, thing against him.
and defiring to see him ; and upon his not VOL. - II..
obeying, he had, in three days more, anoAs it began to be lae before Mr. Booth ther from her, with very Atrong expressions finished his history, the master came soon A of love, but equally Nrong of resentment, after he had done to tell them it was lock- which made him very unealy, left her reing up time, on which Miss Mathews ask. venge should prompt her to communicate ed, after having called for a bowl of rack to his wise their criminal correspondence, punch, if the captain and Me might not fit which he was refolved not to renew, Be.. up all night in her room, which the master fore his receiving this second letter, he had agreed to on being paid half a guinea for met with his old friend captain, now colonel the indulgence, and presently locked them James ; for by the death of an uncle be up together, where they palled the night in had come to the poffefsion of a large eftate, a manner not very concitent with the rules B and the command of a horough, for which either of chaffity or constancy ; and in this "he had got himself and his brother in-law, way they continued for a whole week, but major Bath, chosen members, and by that Booth was all the time fo checked by his means had obtained a regiment, of which conscience, that he began to grow melan. he had made his brother in law lieutenant choly, whereupon the expressed some re. colonel. Cel. James Mhewed, that neither fentment, and then thewed him a letter his friendship nor generosity was aliered by she had just received figned Damon, which his good fortune ; for he not only offered told her, that the writer felt inexpreifible C Mr. Booth his interest towards obtaining horrors at hearing of her confinement, upe a company in his regiment, but gave him on his arrival in town that morning ; that a 201. Bank bill, and said he would give as the man she had hurt was out of alldan- him zol. more the next time he saw him. ger, the might expect his attorney with In the perplexity Mr. Booth was under, two of his tradesmen to bail her out, and upon receiving the second letter from Mils his chariot to carry her wherever the pleas- Mathews, he thought he could not do ed.
better than ask the advice of his friend col. Mr. Booth thought he knew the hand, p James, to whom he opened the whole but she did not give him time to recollect, affair, and Mewed him the letter ; wherefor taking the letter the immediately shew- upon the colonel cold him, that is he would ed him what was contained in it, which give him the letter, and promise upon hoa was vool. bank-bill, and prelently after nour never to fee ihe lady again, he would the chariot with the attorney arrived, pay her what money the had given, or who brought her discharge from confine- advanced for him in prison, and cake care ment. She returned her thanks to the gen. that she thould never trouble him any tleman, but would not make use of the more ; which he readily agreed to ; but charior, pretending that she would not leave E the colonel took no norice of the zo1. he such a place in a triumphant manner ; but had promised him, nor any notice of him the truth was, the would not leave it till the next time he saw him in the Park, at She had procured Mr. Booth his discharge, both which he was surprized, but soon and cffered him the bank.bill, which he found out the cause ; for by a letter from would by no means accept of ; but at her Miss Mathews, full of upbraidings, he delire, and with her money the master was informed, that col. James was his ribrought him a discharge, for she intendeď val, and the very man who sent her the
along in which, however
, the was disappointed"; IF fon; tho with all the expence he had for at that instant Amelia arrived, and Miss been at, he had never yet obtained that Mathews was cbliged to go off in a hack. favour, which she had in a manner forced pey coach by herself.
Mr. Booth to accept. Having thus four.d Mr. Booth, with his Amelia, went a- out the cause of the colonel's coldnern, way in the hackney coach that brought her, they came to an explanation at their next and upon his inquiring how Me came to meeting, and they were not only reconknow where he was, the told him, that ciled, but the colonel presented him with the heard it in the country, the news of G the zcl. he had promiled, and declared, his imprisonment having been spread thro' he would take the first opportunity to rola the whole neighbourhood by her fifter, licit his preferment ; soon after which, as Tho' Mifs Mathews had got a new lover, Mr. Booth and his Amelia were walking who not only could, but would furnith in the Park, they met with Joe Atkinson, her wich cvery thing she could realonably who was now a serjeant in the guards.