Puslapio vaizdai

"relieved from the preffure of want, he "has made many men happy, aye and "worthy too."


Why there may be fomething in "what fir William obferves, provided "one could but be fure of having an "Evans to deal with. But I fhall have "no leifure for fchemes of this kind; "fo you may amufe yourself with them "when you have no other employment. "You may set up schools, portion off young girls, and enrich old divines. "But, remember, no manufactories " in my neighbourhood.-All our fa"mily hate the very name of them."They only encourage a horde of idle "infolent vagrants, who fly in your face


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"But the women and children ?"


O, they fhall be fed at the caftle"gate."


"No; let them eat the bread of in"dustry, and enjoy thofe delights "which the active exertion of our "native energies always infpires. "Sweet is the food which is earned by labour. When you, my lord, pursue health and pleasure in the "fields and woods, and return home to "tafte the repofe which is procured by "exertion, and to partake of the dain"ties for which you are indebted to 66 your own toil, you feel this maxim



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Perhaps lord Monteith's principal objections to his lady's fchemes were, that he fhould be involved in fome trouble by the execution of them. Her judicious allufion to his favourite purfuits in the preceding speech, and the profpect of the honour being wholly his, while he determined that the difficulties fhould be exclufively hers; these reasons, added to fome fecret ideas that if the plan answered it would be another triumph over the prejudices of his obftinate aunt, procured his acquiefcence, and he uttered the words, "You

"You fhall do as you please, only don't teaze me about it," juft as the chariot paffed over the draw-bridge which led to the caftle.



Say, fhould the philofophic mind difdain
That good which makes each humble bofom vain?
Let fchool-taught pride diffemble all it can,
Thefe little things are great to little man;
And wifer he, whofe fympathetic mind
Exults in all the good of all mankind.


THE fang froid with which lord Monteith always treated every fcheme not immediately connected with his own pleasures, frequently communicated a fevere pang to the liberal mind of the countefs. Her delicacy was hurt at the grofs character of his amufements, and her vanity was piqued by perceiving that the tenacioufnefs of long-indulged habit would not yield to the fascination of her refined accomplishments. Like Defdemona, fhe was an excellent mufician, and could fing the favagenefs


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