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young and beautiful, with concern For the Literary Magazine. perceived him withdraw himself from home, and treat his children JULIA OF GAZUOLO. with indifference ; but having found out the cause, she resolved to have A Tale from Bandello. a private interview with her rival. “ Madam (said she to her, amongst NEAR the castle of Gazuolo, other remarks), I am the wife of in Lombardy, on the bank of the M***, your lover : seeing you pos. Oglio, there dwelt a young maid sessed of so many attractions, I am named Julia, daughter of a poor almost inclined to forgive him his labouring man, who, with his wife infidelity ; but as it is impossible for and family, inhabited a little thatchme to live happy without him, I am ed cottage. Julia was brought up to come to obtain your succour against labour in the fields, or to assist her yourself. All my husband's fortune mother in spinning and domestic proceeds from his place, which he employments at home; but, notmay soon be deprived of. He has withstanding this rude and laborious no other property to leave his child. way of life, nature had bestowed up. ren, excepting a good education ; on her all the elegance of form and and if the little he has amassed by a grace of demeanour that distinguish prudent economy is spent from the most cultivated ranks in society. bome, his children can hope for Her face, shaded by her little hat, nothing from him ; and they must, received from the sun the high sooner or later, find themselves in tinge of health, without losing the indigent circumstances. With the delicacy of a fair complexion. Her beauty you possess, you may easily hands, though never idle, were soft find a richer man than M***. Let and white. She expressed herself me then owe to you the return of a with a natural politeness that surhusband I deariy love : an honest prized from a peasant ; and all her family will owe their happiness to actions bespoke her superior to the you, and will be ever grateful for state in which fortune had placed it.” What answer, think you, did her. On holidays she led the dance the financier's mistress make to his on the green with her rural comwife? She addressed her in a jesting panions, with a sprightly ease and tone, and said, “ Madam, you have gracefulness that fixed the eyes of charms enough to fix the heart of all beholders ; and happy was the your husband; but since fate will youth who could obtain her hand have you and I to be rivals, it is not as a partner. It chanced that the for me to constrain your husband's chamberlain of the bishop of Maninclinations." The lady retired, tua, the lord of the castle, was pregrievously concerned for acting as sent at one of these festival balls, she had done, and would not men and was so struck with the figure tion the circumstance to her hus. of Julia dancing, that he became enband, for fear of incurring his anger, tirely captivated with her charms. and making the breach wider be. He offered himself for her parttween them : but he was told of it ner, and took her out again and by his mistress with an air ot insult; again, scarcely being able to resign and this indecent raillery failed not her hand for a single dance. Pre. to open the eyes of the husband, and sentìy he began to talk of love to her, made him renounce from that day which discourse she received with so imperious and insensible a mis. modest humility, saying thai such tress ; attach himself to his wife, fine speeches were not fit for the whose conduct he admired, as well daughier of a poor peasant. He as the first sentimients with which look every occasion to repeat his she had inspired him ; and bestow- addresses, and made her abundance ed on his children those caresses of flattering offers and impassioned which were their due.
declarations, but all in vain. The
maid, perceiving his dishonest in- dishonest desires ; let me go, I beg tentions, would not listen to him, of you ; be contented with the cruel but earnestly desired him to cease injury you have already done me.” his importunities. The young man, The lover, upon this, suffered her to more and more inflamed with de depart. After bitterly weeping sire, employed an old procuress to some time longer, she put her hair carry her some presents, and endea- and clothes in order, wiped her vour to mollify her heart. Julia eyes, and went home. threw the presents into the street, When she came to her father's and threatened to inform the bishop house, she found no one there but a of the old woman's conduct, if ever little sister, about ten years of age. she should return. The chamber. She went to a small trunk in which lain, reduced to despair, but still she kept her little finery, and, stripresolving at all hazards to gratify ping off the cloaths she wore, dresshis ardent passion, made a confi- ed herself entirely in her cleanest dant of a footman of the bishop's, and best apparel. She put on a and laid a plot to obtain with his as- white jacket and petticoat, a worked sistance by force, what he could not handkerchief round her neck, white gain by consent. It was the end of silk stockings, and red shoes. She May, and the corn was high. Julia drest her hair in the most elegant often went by herself to the field, manner, and put on an amber neckand it was determined to way-lay lace. All her other things she gave her at a distance from home. The to her little sister. Thus decorated chamberlain first approached her as if she was going to a dance, she alone, and seeing her alarmed, be went out with her sister in her hand, gan in a gentle tone to repeat his and called at the house of an aged suit. She prayed him not to molest woman, her friend, who lay in bed her, and with hasty steps turned sick and infirm. To this good wohomewards. He took her by the man she told everything that had hand, under pretence of conducting happened to her, concluding the sad her; and as soon as they had got story with saying, that after she into the path through the corn-field, had thus lost her honour, which was he threw his arms round her neck, the only thing for which she wished and offered to kiss her. She, strug- to live, she could not think of endurgling to escape, and calling for help, ing life; that never should any one was stopt by the footman who had point her out, and say, there is the lain concealed, and thrown down on girl that has become a wanton, and the ground. They put a gag into dishonoured her family ; that no her mouth to prevent her from cal friend of hers should be reproached ling out; and, in that situation, with the tale that she had consented while the footman held her hands, to her ravisher's will, but that she the chamberlain brutally forced her. would give a manifest proof, that The tears and moans of the poor although her body had been violated victim were so far from exciting his by force, her mind was unstained. pity, that he repeated his abuse. She begged her to inform her pa. He then raised her, and took the rents of the whole transaction, and gag from her mouth, and with the bidding her a last farewel, she went most amorous expressions and pro. forth towards the river. The little mises endeavoured to pacify her girl followed weeping, though she She made no other reply than to knew not why. As soon as Julia beg he would let her go home. He arrived at the bank, she threw herrenewed his entreaties and soothing self headlong into the depth of the speeches, while she all the while stream. Her sister's piercing wept inconsolably. At length, to shrieks drew together a number of put an end to his importunity, she people, but too late. Resolved upsaid, “ Youth, you have had your on death, she had instantly sunk to will of me, and have satisfied your the bottom, and never rose more,
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The body was found after a long familiar. His anecdotes of the old 'search, and was brought home amid court, his observations in the course
the tears and lamentations of all the of his travels, and his critical rewomen, and even the men, of the marks on the writers of the present surrounding country. The chame day, were all in the highest degree berlain and footman, hearing of the interesting ; but the favourite topic catastrophe, made their escape. The of Mr. Jennings was his own author. bishop, desirous of showing every ship. “ As our best conceptions (he honour to her remains, as she could said) are ever fortuitous, and never not be buried in consecrated ground, to be depended upon if not instantly had a sepulchre of bronze made for seized," he had been in the habit of her near the place, on which a mar. writing down, for near forty years ble pillar was raised, inscribed with past, every idea that fancy supplied, the fatal story.
and which memory might only imperfectly and capriciously at subsequent periods renew. On subjects
of taste and the belles lettres he exFor the Literary Magazine. patiated with great delicacy and
correctness; and in pointing out the A SINGULAR CHARACTER. latent merits of his paintings, col
lected at immense expence, he disMR. JENNINGS, who is men covered the nicest perception of tioned in the correspondence of beauty, and all the sensibility of a Warion as an extraordinary cha. man of genius. Mr. Jepnings seemracter, was living three years ago, ed no less anxious to be distinguish. and made good his claim to the ti ed as a philosopher ; he had touchtle. He might have been properly ed on a variety of topics with great numbered in the first class of British perspicuity, freedom, and spirit ; curiosities. He resided in the pa. but many of his theories were wbimrish of Chelsea, and by the singu- sical and visionary, yet his morality larity of his dress and the oddity of was sound, and his conduct did hohis deportment attracted considera. nour to his morality. Several fragble attention. His house was aiments of great poetical beauty and elegant retreat, with all the mate. exquisite research were occasionalrials in itself of opulent embellish: ly shown to his more intimate ment, in rare and striking abun. friends ; and also a few argumenta. dance ; but the incongruity of their tive tracts, which, though all evi. combination rather excited wonder dently written to illustrate his own than admiration ; the novelty of the thoughts, were eminent proofs of inexhibition was nevertheless exqui- tellectual vigour and ability. sitely entertaining for half an hour. Mr. Jennings' metaphysical pro
The tables the chairs, and the ductions were very elaborate ; ma. greater portion of the fioor of his ny of them have already appeared beloved apartment were scattered in print, but were never intended over with books, manuscripts, pic. for general circulation. Their subtures, china, together with an accu. jects were too abstruse to afford to mulation of gold and silver coin, the writer of this account any very and dirt, which extended itself luminous or distinct ideas, but they without interruption to every part appeared to be valuable proofs of of his arm-chair. His manners superior intelligence, and of great were disengaged and courteous, but depth of reflection. When he spoke he seldom conversed in the ordinary of the present vividness of certain mode of dialogue. His sentences mental impressions independent of were usually brief, and rather foreign agency, as during sleep, he too weighty for ordinary use; but, expressed his thorough and animate on bappier occasions, his style be ed" belief that the faculty of concame easy, copious, unaffected, and sciousness and recollection under certain modifications would be ex.
Copenhagen, Sept. 9, 1807, tended to spirit, and perpetuated by GENTLEMEN, the wisdom and goodness of God Circumstanced as at present, through every progressive stage of without books or papers to refer to, future existence. Several essays on I must claim your indulgence for painting, sculpture, and music, bore waving the subject of business, and the marks of a masterly hand. confining the views of my present
Mr. Jennings had rendered the respects solely to the communica. Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, of tion of myself and family being in Dante into very elegant, spirited, existence, unhurt, and yet in health; and classical English. His account likewise the cursory detail of those of the stage, as it existed in his incidents that succeeded the date of youth, was extremely amusing. The my last address. If my memory be comparative merits of rival candi. not affected, I think I advised you dates for dramatic fame were treat. of the appearance of the feet, army, ed with great critical skill, but pro. &c., in our roads. I shall not now duced no very splendid eulogium in follow the occurrences in succession, favour of the theatrical performers but observe, that for ten days they of the present day. Mrs. Siddons continued to experience the most he complimented judiciously, but by friendly hospitality from the inhabi. no means enthusiastically. He com tants, as well as aid in victualling plained of the fashionable whine of and providing of their shipping, &c., all the modern tragedians, and the both at Elsineur and here, without contagious shake of the head, that the smallest jealousy or suspicion of was utterly destructive of true dig intended hostility. nity and grace. Of lord Orford, as At the expiration of that time, an antiquarian, he spoke contemp. Mr. Jackson suddenly appeared in tuously. His pictures of Dr. John this city with the modest demand of son were executed with infinite spi- our navy as a deposit against French rit; they differed materially from intrigue and influence, to be restorthose already in our possession, but ed at the period of a general peace. of their truth of colouring we could The demand was peremptorily renot doubt, All that remains to be fused by the junior Bernstoff, deput.. said of this extraordinary personage ed to sit here in the absence of the is, that it was his express desire prince royal, and the older minister, that his body after his decease Bernstoff. The audience and disshould be burned.
cussion at the end of this demand lasted but an hour, when Mr. Jackson took leave and refuge on board
the feet. The second morning af - For the Literary Magazine. ter, the town was in a convulsed
state, from the well authenticated BOMJARDMENT OF COPENHAGEN. report of twenty thousand troops
having landed, at about the distance THE following letter from a res. of six English miles. Such was the pectable merchant in Copenhagen confidence of this government, in exhibits a melancholy picture of the the characteristic honour of yours, consequences of the late bombard. that the necessity for preparatory ment of that city by the British, opposition was wholly overlooked which will be read with a lively in. until this latter event was fully terest by every feeling mind. The proved and established. In this peculiar situation of this unfortunate state of affairs, and being without country renders this statement dou. any regular troops, the defence of bly interesting to Americans, and the city was left to about six thou. has induced us to preserve it in this sand militia, the burghers, students, miscellany,
&c., all of whom exerted themselves, day and night in fortifying the ram- having ended, a flag was sent in, parts round the city, and making but indignantly dismissed. every necessary preparation for de On Friday, after Thursday night's fending the honour of their king and hostilities, a second appeared but was country.
refused ; the consequence was obIn this occupation they were em. served in the determined resolution ployed, I believe, twelve days in- of the enemy to exert their every cessantly, when a flag of truce ap power on Friday night, in reducing peared for the governor, Peyman, the city to ashes. About ten o'clock with a demand similar to Mr. Jack of that night, two of the principal son's, that met the same fate. churches were assailed by shells This brought forward, the day fol. and rockets; these took fire, and, notlowing, a proclamation from Gam- withstanding the continued exerbierandCathcart, explaining the cir- tions and persevering activity of the cumstances that impelled the king, firemen and engines, communicated their master, to adopt the measures to, and totally destroyed, upwards which menaced the refusal of their of 430 large and commodious newly demand through Mr. Jackson, and erected houses, two churches, renwishing to impress the ideas of dered more than 800 houses unfit friendly intention towards the go. for winter-dwelling, and left, after vernment, in case it would yield to cursory examination, scarcely 160 the object of their expedition. This houses without more or less injury. proclamation brought forward fre. The loss of inhabitants cannot be quent interchanges of flags and es. yet ascertained, but from the many tafetts, that eventually terminated missing whom I have individually in the surrender of the town being known, I fear it is great indeed. demanded, with this addition, that, The governor, burghers, &c., if refused, the bombardment would now saw the impossibility of further on the following day commence. - resistance, and capitulated on Satur
For many nights previous to this, day, with the delivery of the citadel, several skirmishes took place be. the two arsenals, and the whole of tween the enemy and a corps of the feet; further as to particulars volunteers, composed of youths I am not able to go, therefore will from the different respectable fami. cease with hostilities, and endeavour lies of the city, whose active ardour to impress you with the idea of efand spirit merited a better fate than fects. eventually awaited them, as up. Besides the houses consumed and wards of 80, besides double the damaged in the city, the governor number desperately wounded, fell in ordered those of the leading avenues the detached conflicts..
and suburbs to be burnt ; of these it Intended hostilities being now an- is supposed 380 were levelled, so nounced, it was time to provide that, on the whole, at the present lastly for the women and children. moment, it is supposed that nearly Having of this description 16 in 10,000 people of various descriptions number under my protection, I are and will be exposed to every was constrained to appoint a cellar inclemency of weather, present and 16 feet square, as the only place of approaching, without the possibility refuge or seeming safety. In this we of being provided for at this late remained from Wednesday the 2d of season, having lost every chance of September until the Sunday follow- repairs by the loss of the various ing (God be praised), unhurt, note deposits of public and private timwithstanding the front of my house, ber, that would otherwise assist in the offices, with every window. affording temporary shelter.
frame and glass being hurt and de. Take this, my dear friends into * stroyed by the showers of shot that consideration :, were you but half an struck and burst around me.
hour witnesses of what I have yeşThe operations of the first night terday and this day beheld, I am