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THE i - ~ 2d£ 

Ht'gTO R Y' 

OF 

HTPOLITUS, 

Earl of Douglas. 

WITH THE 

SECRETHISTORY 

MACB E r H, 

KING of Scotland. 

To which Is added. 

The Art of Love, or the Amours of 
Count SCHLICK and a young Lady of 
Quality. 



London, Printed for 

H. Slater, in Clements Inn. 

F. Noble, at Or-ways Head, St. Martlns-Caurt. 

], Rowlands, No. ix. ? • r . r t c» y 

T. Wright, at the^r&/^> * 

J. Du NCAN>. in St. Martitts-Courty St. Martins'Lam. 

MDCCXLI. 






THE 

HISTORY 

O F 

HTPOLITUS, 

Earl of Douglas. 



UNDER the Reign of Henry VII. King of 
England^ George de Ne^uille, Earl of Burgeti^ 
had the Misfortune to be fufpefted of having 
had a Hand in the Confpiracy of Edmund 
Profc : He was taken up and committed to the Tovser ; 
but being found innocent, was difcharged out of his Pri- 
fon. Being fenfible of his Innocence, and how ill he 
had deferved fo harfh a Treatment, he might, without 
in the leafl impairing his Honour, have quitted the King's 
Servic:?, and was inclined to pafs the Reriiainder of his 
Days in Tranquillity in France ; but wanting a plaufi- 
ble Pretext to encompafs that End for himfelf, he re- 
folved neverthelefs to have Roger, E rl of VFarnxnck^ 
his Brother's Son, educated in that Kingdom, he being 
made his Guardian by the faid Earl lately deceafed. 

It was not long before a favourable Opportunity of 
fending him thither offering itf^lf, he thought fit to de- 
lay his Refolution. HeJiry VIII. by this Time beifig 

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2 II r P L I T u s, 

mounted on the Throne of England^ had a Siller named 
Mary^ a Lady of an exquifite Beauty, and defired io 
Marriage by feveral Sovereign Princes ; but King Hen- 
ry^ not defirous to fee her married, had refufed their 
Propofals, till the Duke t)f Longue'ville, being taken 
Pfifoner by Henry in the Battle of E/perzas^ he propofed 
to the EngUJh Court a Marriage betwixt the Princefs 
Maryjsxi^ King Le'ijjh XIL of France. 

The King of Englatid received his Proportion with 
fingular Marks of Satisfadion ; and the French King, 
charmed with the Portraiture of this lovely Princels, 
immediately fent the General of 'Normandy into Eng- 
land^ who concluded both the Marriage and a Peace 
in fourteen Days, and conduded the Princefs to iSo- 
logne. 

^Be7ore her r>cparture from London^ the Ea'rl of Bur- 
^«« .prevailed with her to take Along with her the Earl 
of Warwick in the Quality of one of her Pages of Ho- 
nour, who, notwithftanding he was then not above ele- 
ven Years of Age, was much refpeded at that Court. 
The. French King fent the Duke of Angouleme to re- 
ceive the Princefs, and to marry her by Proxy ; and 
this great Lord, who was a very complete and handfom 
Perfon, discharged his Commiflion with fo much Gal- 
lantry and Politenefs, that the young Princefs was 
charmed with his Perfon, and fecretly bemoaned her 
Fate, in that Heaven had not been pleafed to beftow fo 
amiable a Perfon upon her for a Husband. He on the 
other hand began to be fo far fenfible of the Effeds of 
her Beauty and Charms, that he foon found the fame 
Flame to break out in his Breaft, which already burnt 
jn hers ; and he would certainly have pufhed on his 
Paflion and amorous Adventure to a higher Pitch, had 
it not been for the prudent Advice of Mr. Duprat : 
This Gentleman tried all Means to diflwade him from 
it upon the Motives of Intereft and Prudence ; but find- 
ing the Duke not to give ear to them, (being too far 
gone to be recalled by his Perfwafions) he difclofed to 
him the fecret Correfpondence betwixt this new Queen 
and the Earl of ^uffolky and that was fufRcient to cure 
\ him of his Paflion. 

The 



Earl of T)o\5 Gi. A^, 3 

The King met the Queen at Abbe^ille^ where the 
Nuptials were celebrated with the utmoil Magnilicence ; 
but the King died in fix Years after his Return to Va- 
ris^ at his Palace of Tournelles. The Queen Reli(^ de- 
claring (he was not big with Child, and the Duke of 
Angouleme being proclaimed King under the Name of 
Francisy fhe with his Confent married the Earl of Suf- 
folk^ and foon after returned into England. 

The Earl of War<v:i:k remained in France at his Un- 
cle's Defire, where the King admitted him into his 
Court in the fame Quility he had ferved in to Queea 
Mary, and he attended that King in his Journey, when 
the two Kings of England and France were to have an 
Interview betwixt Jrdres and Guines. They were with- 
out all Contradidion the two moll accomplifhed and mod 
gallant Princes in the World, and their Cjurt be- 
ing the moft magnificent that could well be feen, they 
fpent feveral Days in Courfes and Turnements in Ho- 
nour of the Ladies ; and there being a vaft Concourfe 
of People of the greateft Quality there, to partake, and 
be Eye-witnefles of the Interview and the Diverfions 
of thefe two great Monarchs, the Plain betwixt /Jrdres 
and Guines y got the Name of The Plain of the Goiden 
ClotL 

Amongfl: a great Number of other Ladles there pre- 
fent, the Countefs de Lorge had the Satisfadlion to fee 
her Daugh:er, Madatnoifelle de Montgomery ^ admired and 
extolled above all the other Ladies that alTuted at thefe 
Solemnities. The Earl of IVar^'cick, who was then 
not above fifteen Years of Age, was charmed to fuch a 
Degree with this very Lady, that he thought he fhould 
have died for Grief, when the Earl of Burgen told him. 
That the King had ordered him to re-condud hirn back 
into England, and that he was going to return the King 
of France Thanks for the many Favours he had been 
pleafed to fnew him. Not daring to difobey KmgHen- 
ry\ Order, or his Uncle's Plealure, with the greateft 
Diflatisfaftion imaginable he faw himfelf under a Ne- 
cefiity of following the Intentions of his Superiors, 
without fo much as declaring his PaiTion to her who was 
tlie Caufe of it : Thus he embarked for England^ but 
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4 HTPOLirUS, 

carried along with him fo violent and tender an Frnpref- 
fion of the Charms of Madamoifelle Montgomery^ that he 
bid adieu to all Delights and Pleafures, iince the Time 
he had left her behind him. 

Thefe two great Princes parted fo vVell fatisfied with'' 
one another, that nothing was talked of in all Places 
but their infeparable Union, and with what Magnifi- 
cence they had appeared at this Interview. Among 
the Engl'ijh Lords the Duke ^^ Buckingham had outdone 
all the reft in Splendor ; but Cardinal Woolfey, the 
King's Favourite, underftanding that that Duke, before 
his Departure from Lmdon^ had fpoken againft the 
King's Journey as ufelefs, and too chargeable to the 
Public, he refolved to take this Opportunity to procure 
his Ruin, out of a Motive of Self- intereil, which he 
found Means to effedl: For no fooner was the King 
come back out of France^ but he told the King the 
Duke had confpired againft his Perfon and Government, 
whereupon King Henry ordered him to come to Court to 
juftify his Conduft, but was no fooner come, than he 
faw hintfelf, and the Earl of Burgen^ his Son-in-law, 
committed to Prifon ; and the Cardinal had the Satisfac- 
tion to fee his Head cut off* upon a Scaffold, and the 
Earl of Burgen was not difcharged till after feveral 
Months Imprifonment, and with the Lofs of his Eltate. 
Thefe violent Proceedings foon put the Earl in mind 
fo fend the Earl of Warivkk once more into France, 
dreading the King's violent Temper, or rather his blind 
Inclinations for the Cardinal: He took the Liberty to 
write a Letter to King Francis^ defiring him to continue 
to honour his Nephew with his Protection, which being 
granted him by that King with all the Teftimonies of 
Affeftion that could be, the young Earl, whofe Heart 
was ftill intirely devoted to Madamoifelle Montgomery^ 
was tranfported with Joy to meet her again at Court, 
fhe being then Maid of Honour to the Queen. Ail his 
Applications were to her, he made his Court to no Bo- 
dy but to her; his Perfeverance flattered him, not with- 
out fome Reafon, with Hopes of a tender Return front 
that lovely Lady. 

About that Time Cardinal Woolfey, who bare a fe- 
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Earl of Do u G L A s., 5 

C»et Grudge to the Emperor, put all his Wits at work 
to bring about a Marriage betWiXt his Mailer and Prin- 
cefs Margaret Q^ France : But Love overpowered, if net 
quite overturned his Defign ; for the King of England fell 
defperacely in Lov^ewith Mrs. Ajma BoiJcis:n, D^w^ier to 
the Chevalier Rechford. This young Lacy attended 
Queen Mary, when fiie was married to King Lexvis 
XIL into JFrance, in t'le Quality of Maid of Honour, 
and after h?r Return thsnce, her exqiifue Beauty, join- 
ed to a refined Wit, and fupported by a great Share of 
Cunning, captivated King Henry to that Degree, that 
he was i.o: s^ble to Lve widiout her, and took no other 
Delight than how to plcafe her ; fo th it lier conilanc 
Rjfulais of granting him that Favour he fo much de- 
fired, made him rCjolve to marry her. He cmitred no- 
tlung he thought might engage the Pope to difTolve his 
Marriage with Qoeen Catharine^ but finding him to pcr- 
■fift immoveable in granting fo unjuft a Dem.*nd, he 
was fo exafperated thereat, that from that Time he 
refolved upon the Ruin of the Catholick Religion in 
England. 

King Henry went to Boh\ne^ where being met by 
King Francis L and his Cnildren, they there gave one 
another frefh Affurances of a moil finafc; Friendfhip. 
The true Motive of this Interview was, that the King 
of E ngland inKtndtA to make his Complaints againll the 
Pope to King Francis L in Perfon, hoping to prevail 
with him to oblige the Pope by their joint Interell to 
call a general Council. 

In the mean time the Earl of IVar^wick had, by his 
own Merits, and conllant AddrefTes to Madamoifclle 
Montgomery ^ who had now no other Depen dance but on 
the Queen ( her Mother, the Countefs de LorgCy being 
dead) prevailed fo far upon her, that (he confented he 
ihould ask her in Marriage from the King and Queen, 
he being now of Age, and independant from his Rela- 
tions. This being a very advantageous Match for him, 
all his Friends (hared his Satisfadion with him, and 
having without much Difficulty obtained from their Ma- 
jellies a Prefent he valued above eve.y thing tX^^^ the 
.Alarriage was confummated at Calais with the utmoll 

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6 HTPOLITUS, 

Magnificence and intire Satisfadion of all Parties; both 
King^s heaped their Favours upon this iJluftrious Couple, 
who went along with King Henry into England. The 
Obilacles that Prince met with in his Love to Anna 
Bouieigfi, ierving only to increafe his Flame, he married 
Jier, and had her crowned at Wejlminfter : But the Pope 
darting his Thunderbolt at him upon that Account, he 
declared himfelf the fupreme Head of the Catholick 
Church, and perfecuted thofe that oppofed it, without 
any Dirtinftion of Sex and Quality, not excepting even 
thofe who had been his moll intimate and faithful Friends 
before ; nay, he carried his Refentment fo far, as not 
to fpare the Reliques ; for he caufed that of St. Thomas 
of Canterhui-y to be burnt among the reft. Ednuard de 
Ke'ville Courtray^ Marquis of Exeter, and one of Car- 
dinal's PgoWs Brothers, animated with a juil Zeal, re- 
prefented to the King the Wrongs he did to the Church; 
bat they paid with their Heads for their Counfel. The 
Earl oK Wamjj'ick beino; a near Kinfman to Edward t^e- 
'^x-Hh. he was accuftd of having uttered lome di refpecl- 
ful ' Expreinons j fo that to avoid a Ihamefjl Death, he 
was, noLVvi:ht:anding his Innocence, forced to leave 
the liingdoni. The reft of that Fimily dreading more 
tne Lois of cheir Lives and th- ir Eftates, than of their 
Souls and Honour, C)mplied with the King's Commands, 
and proved the nu-ft violent Enemies that could be to 
the Earl of IFar^vick, whofe Eftace was confifcated : 
But what moil fenfibly touched him in all his Misfor- 
tunes was, to fvie hiinfelf necefti;a:ed to leave behind 
him one of the handfomeft and moft virtuous Wives in 
the World, and a Daughter named Julia^ not then a- 
bove two Years old. Having recommended this young 
Infant to his difconfolate Lady, as the only Pledge of 
their conjugal Loves, he told her. He ivas y-efdved to go 
ito Venice, That the Pope, the Emperor, mid the Vene- 
-tians, being entred into a League againjl Solyman the 
"Turkiih Emperor, it -juas there he intended to gain Ho- 
nour, or elfe a glorious Death. 

The Countels of War^joick was ready to expire for 

Grief at the intended Departure of her Spoufe ; flie 

• would not make ufe of the Power flie had ever him, to 

dift'wadc 



Earl ^Douglas. 7 

diiTwade him aga'nft it, becaufe the Hazard he muft 
daily be expofed to if he llaid in England, appeared 
moft dreadfal to her i befides, being fenhble that he 
had nothing to hope for in his native CoJntry, and 
being then of an Age, which incites great Hearts to 
brave Aftion?, her Virtue and Courage got the Ascen- 
dant over her Love. 

He took (hipping, and in a little Time got to Venice 
without any finiller Accident ; and being received by 
their General Capelio with all the Marks of particular 
Elleem (becaufe the Hoafe of IVar^Jcick was very well 
known to him ) he embarked aboard him, in order to 
joyn the Pope's and Spanjjh Gallies off of Corfu. It being 
refolved in a Council of War to attack the ^'tu^ks, thefe 
were fo much furprized at the Sight of the Confederate 
Fleet, that they dii not know whether they had beft to 
fight or not, till the bra\e Ucirbarojfa^ refolved to repair 
his Difgrace in his Retreat from Corfu^ advanced with 
his Squadron againft the Confederates, 

The Venetian General Capclh leading the V^an, no 
fooner faw the Turks come in fight of him, but, ftimu- 
Jated by a noble Emulation, t-ngaged the Turks {o furl • 
oufly, that ih-y were forced to rciire ; and the Prince 
Doria feeing the Advantage the Venetians had got over 
the Enemy, advanced with hisSiuadron; but when 
every one thought he was ready to engage, he gave the 
Signal to retreat to Cape Cal, 

Ail the other Admirals and Generals, vexed to the 
Heart at this unexpected Difappointment, could not 
forbear to break out into viDlent Expreffions, and by 
this time the Wind beginning to fiacken, the Turks^ who 
perceived the Diford^r in the Confederate Fleet, came 
out of the Gulf of Prevefa offering Battle to the Chri- 
flians, who durft not venture upon an Engagement; 
their Commanders being vexed to the Soul, to fee fo 
fair an Opportunity of vanquifhing the Turks cut of 
their Hands. Above all the reft Capelio, and the />- 
netian Patriarch Grimaki, animated with Shame and 
Anger, went aboard Prince Doria^ urging him not to 
fiitfer that favourable Opportunity Fortune prefented to 
them to be fnatched out of their Hands. Cofne^ Cvme, 

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8 UrPOLITUS, 

my hord, faid the brave Venetian, Let us go ^^here Ho- 
nour calls us, let us engage an Enemy half beaten alrea- 
du i^iitnefs their Flight, I only flay for your Orders t9 
engage: At the fame Time the whole Fleet refounding 
Avith the joyful Acciamatons of the Soldiers and Sea- 
men, who cried cut, A Battle, a Battle, ViSiory, Vic- 
toiy. Doria, almoll confounded with Shame, ordered 
his Squadron to advance towards the Enemy ; but foon 
retreated a fecond Time, when every Thing feeined to 
have a fair Profpeft of Succefs; 

In the mean time Dragat Rais, a famous Turkijb 
Corfair, intercepted, and engaged two Venetian Gallies, 
left behind at a good Dillance from the reft; in one of 
which, as ill Fortune would have it, was the Earl of 
War^vjick: He performed fuch A<5lions as amazed the 
Chrjiians, and terrified the Turks ; never did a Man 
make a braver Reliftance, but was at laft overcome by 
the great Numbers of the Enemy. Some of the Vene- 
tians, who faved themfelves by fwimming, having gi- 
ven Notice of his Ceath to the Admirals and Generals, 
they, ?.s well as every Body elfe that knew him, were 
moll fenfibly afflided at his Fate. Ill News commonly 
flics fafter than good, and the Countcfs ol' PVarivick, 
who was in continual Pains for her beloved Spoufe, ne- 
ver neglccling any Opportunity of hearing of him, fhe 
foon was informtdof the Lofs fhe had fufFered. 

The virtuous Lady, now no .more Miftrefs of her 
Paflion, found -herfelf fo far overwhelmed with Pain and 
Grief, that (he foon perceived her lail Hour not to be 
far off; and her Inclinations being now altogether averfe 
to the World after fuch a Misfortune, there was nothing 
afFeded her but that fhe was now to leave her dear Ju- 
lia. This lovely Infant, which was not much above 
. two Years old, did already in its tender Infancy give 
the moll promifing Elopes that could be exped^d : Her 
afflided Mother holding her in her Arms, and bathing 
her Face with her Tears, O my dear Julia ! faid (he, O 
my dear Child! What n^ill be thy Dejiiny ? Who "will be 
a Father to thee ? Who ivill be injiead of th Mother ? 
■ *rhy Father is no more, and thy Mother is at the Point of 
Death. Mas ! J mufl leave thee, and that at a Time 

njjhen 



Earl 5/* D o tj G L A s; 9 

nuhen thou nvih ftand much in need of me \ hut I doiit 
doubt but that Providence muill take care to prefcr^ve thee 
againft all the Dangers thou heeji likely to he expofcd to^ 
and it is to her 1 deliver thee up. At ihefe Words, with 
her Eyes lifted up towards Heaven, flie implored its 
Prote<^ion for this innocent Babe. 

Whill'i fhe was labouring under this heavy Affii^ion, 
my Lord Douglas zxi^ his Lidy came to give her a Vifit 
in the Country, where (be had been ever fince fhe re- 
ceived the News of her Lord's Death : They were both 
Perfons of fingular Merit, and the beft Friends her late 
Husband and {}ie had in the World. The Houfe of 
Montgomery being alfo nearly related to that of Douglas, 
which is one of the moft illuftrious Families in Scot- 
land ; but upon fome Difguft my Lord had left that 
Kingdom, and he fettled in Eft7jand, where he mar- 
ried Madam Bedford, a very deferving Ijidy, and both 
were at that time in great Elkem with the King. 

At firlt Sight of the Countefs of IVarvjick, they were 
fo much aftlidcd at the doleful Condition they found her 
in (bL.Mng almoft reduced to the laft Extremity) that foB 
fome time neither of them was able to fpeak for figh- 
ing, Sobs and Tears, till at lalb my Lord forcing him- 
felf to fpeak, told her whatever he could think might 
conduce, if not to comfort her, at leaft to allay her 
Grief She then laying her Hand to her Heart, and 
fetching a deep Sigh, broke out into fuch doleful Com- 
plaints as would have touched the moll unconcerned Per- 
{^^n in the World. Oh Sir, faid fhe, here it lies, tny 
Recovery is impojjthle, let us net lofe, I beg you, that lit' 
tie Ti?ne 1 have left in thit miferahle Condition. It 
feems. Madam, fa'd fhe, turning towards the Countefs 
of Douglas, as if GOD had brought you hither on pur- 
pofe to be aiding io^vcards my Tranquillity. I have one 
fd^jour to beg of you, nxhich if J^u gra^tt me, I jhall die 
nuiithout Regret ; and I knoiv you both to be of fo generms 
'm Temper ^ and of fuch good Inclinations, that 1 dare pro- 
mife jnyfelf youwoillnot refufs it. Nocertainly^ Madam, 
iaid they, you may be ajfured of us-, and be fatifed, 
tlat five Jhall think nothing too much for your Satisfac- 
tion ; thin pray difchfe your Mind, nvith an intin Confi- 

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lo HTPOLITUS, 

dence that you ivill be obeyed in ^whatever you Jh a 11 dejire 
from us. Alas! continued (he, ho^jo is it poffible for 7ne 
to make you fenjible of my Achwvledgment, if you, ac- 
cording to my Reque/i and ?ny Hopes ^ nvill take this dear 
Infant of mine, and make it your onjjn ; this poor Child 
is going to loofe all in lojing me ; /he 'will full into her 
Uncle's Hands y n,oho, to carry Faojour at Court, loill 
ha-ve her educated in the ne-iv Religion ; / knoiv you to be 
true %ealous CathoUcks, and therefore^ ^without rcfeSling 
upon the Friend/hip you alivays bore to my Spoufe^ and 
ivhereof you ha've gi<ven me fuch fignal AJfurances juji 
no<vjy this Conf deration alone ^ of feeing her brought up 
in our o^Mn Religion, makes me hope you 'will be 'very 
careful to conceal her true Extra^ion^ and to fnffer her 
to go for one of youf oivn Children : I ha've the Honour 
to be related to you, I c on/id er that you being not horn 
the King' s SuhjeSf, you are not fo eajil)^ expofed to his ri- 
olences, and therefore art the only Per/on into nvhofe Hands 
1 can put this '^freafure 'without fear of iGJing it. 

The Earl of Douglas told her all that could be expec- 
ted from a generous Man, a near Relation, and a true 
Friend : And the Countefs protelled to her, that the lit- 
tb Julia ihould have a Place in her Heart equal to 
what H)politus and Lucilia her own Children had; and 
that if fhe made any Difference betwixt them, it lliould 
b^ to the Advantage of Julia. I q.vant fVords fuitahle 
to exprefs the Sentiments of my Heart, returned the Coun- 
tefs of IVarivick \ for <v}kat is it I urn able to fi>f, that 
hears the leafl Proportion to fo infinite an Obligation ! 1 
accept t in behalf of my dear Child, the kind Offers you 
make me. Madam, and 1 ivill deliver up to you fome 
Jenvels I have, that they mayferve her in cafe of NeceJJity, 
At the fame time 1 beg you to belie've, that in putting 
them into yoilr Hands, I mijlruji not your Generofity. I 
am intirely Jatisfed, that in this regard, as ivell as in 
refpe^ to her Education, you 'vjHI do every thing for her ; 
hut fince I have them in my Povcer^ it 'would be a Piece 
of Injujlice not to let her enjoy 'what is her o'wn. 

She had no fooner fpoken thefe Words, but taking a 
fmall Trunk from under her Bed, fhe delivered it to 
them, with the Jewels in it, to the Value of Six thou- 

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"Earl of Douglas. ii 

fand Guineas. Here^ faid fhe, this is all 1 haue left 
out of a 'T.'aji Efate, it is a fender Portion ^ continued 
fhe, for a youn^ Woman of her ^ality, and njuho perhaps 
ivill ha<ve a Heart fuitahle to her Birth j hut as true 
Felicity is in Virtue^ I hope fhe ivill nei'er n.vant Riches^ 
Madam, being educated by you. lor the refit ivhcn Jhe 
comes to an y^ge ft to keep a Secret y tell her, J conjure 
yoUy ivhofe Daughter fhe isy fhenxj her her Father^ s and 
my PiSiuret (ivhich I ginje you) make her fenfible hoiv 
tender ive avere of her, and, Madam, engage her to pa^ 
the fame Dutx to cur Mifnories Jhe ivould qurjlionlefs hate 
paid to ouyfel'ves, had it not pleafed God to take us a<-Lvaf 
from her. 

Having finillied thefe Words, flie embraced the Child 
over and over, and then opening her Anns ro the Coun- 
tefs of Douglas, fhe bid them, all overwhelmed with 
n>ars, her lart Farewel. ''7/> 7i me for you to go, faid 
file, with a feeble Voice, it i>:ill be late before you 
get to London, avd tho' it be a great Comfort to me to 
fee you, it is Time nxe Jhould part ; J find m\' Strength to 
fail me, and am ^willing to lejJoiv the fniail Remainder in 
making Preparatioris for my long fourncf. 

Aly Lord and Lady Douglaswcre fo far overwhelmed 
with Grief, that the y could do nothing but fhed Tears, 
without being able to utrer one Word, or to leave her ; 
but when tliey were juit ready to go, this dying Ladv, 
who had always an extrriordinary Prefencc of Mind, told 
-him, There ni:as one Thing more that much dfurbed her, 
that nxas, Ho-xv Jhe Jhould fend her little Daitghter to them 
t^nknonvn to her Domeficks, <who, if they foould k^onv 
ivherefje icas, n.vouid perhaps gi^e Notice thereof to little 
■J ilia'.' Unde. So, after having paufed a while,' fne ca'fl 
her Eyes upon her Cnaplain, who being a Man cipabl'e 
of keeping a Secret, ihc told them, She^^culd lea-jc that 
Part to his Care; and that ncith the .-^fifance of her 
Nurfe, ivho n.<.as a good Catholick, and in ivhom /v 
coztld confde, it fould be gi^oen out that f^e died fad- 
denlf. 

Every thing being thus concerted betwixt rhem, they 
took tlieir Farewel of this virtuous Lady ; grieved *to the 
very Soul to be obliged to l«-ave her in fu weak a Con- 

^ ^' dition. 



32 H rp L I TV s, 

dition ; they once more told her whatever they judged 
might fettle her Mind on account of her dear Child, 
and for fear their Afliduity might create fome Sufpiciqn 
among her Domefticks, they durft not fend very often to 
know how fhe did ; but in five Days after they received 
a Letter from the Chaplain notifying her Death, an.d 
the Place whither he had privately conveyed the Child. 
The Counted of Doug/as took it to her own Houfe, 
unperceived to any of her Family, becaufe fhe had z 
Daughter much of the fame Age with Julia, which be- 
ing at Nurfe in the Country, died not long before. 
When they brought her into her Mother's Apartment, 
(for fo now we mufl: call my Lady Doug/as J Hypoli- 
tus happened to be there, being then about feven Years 
pid, and one of the fairell and wittieft Children in the 
World ; he was mightily taken with his little Siller Jh- 
lia^ fo that Lucilia^ who was then four Years old, was 
nothing to him in Comparifon of the youngeft ; he 
could fcarce ever be without her^ and even in that ten- 
der Age, when Nature a6ls without Controul, his In- 
clinations for her were fo ftrong, that all his Care and 
Ailiduitles were confined to 'Julia, 

; It mull be confefiTed fhe was charming to the highell 
Degree, and that to this Day never was a Woman {fita 
more accompliflied either in Body or Mind. When 
fhe was fcarce twelve Years of Age fhe might already 
pafs for the Wonder of her Time : She was tall, at- 
tended with a noble Air, yet full of Moderty and Sweet- 
nefs ; (he had large black Eyes, which call fuch a Lu- 
llre, that it was not an eafy Matter to look at them 
without being Ibuck to the Heart : She had a little 
Mouth, red Lips, a glorious Set cf Teeth.: Her Com- 
plexion was exceeding fair and bright, intermixed with 
the mod lively red that can be conceived ; and her fair 
curled Hairs was no fmall Addition to the reft of her 
Charms. Moil Englijh Ladies have very handfome 
Legs, Necks and Cheft ; in this Point alfo Julia fur- 
pafied her Counlry Women : She walked fo finely, fhe 
danced with fo good a Grace, fhe fung fo charmingly, 
that fhe gained the Hearts and Admiration of i;Il that 

,^held her. Hypolitus was no kU accompli (bed in his 

Kind 



Earl of Douglas. 13 

Kind than Julia was in hers : -His Shape. Head, Fea- 
tures, liis Air, his noble Fiercenefs, his Deporcnr^nt, 
his Cunning, his Wit, his Complaifance, all thefe, I 
fay. Nature had bellowed upon him with To profufe a 
Hand, that no body that faw him could leave him with- 
out retaining fome Inclinations for him. Lucilia had a 
great Share of Wit and Pleafantnefs, and exceeded 
moft others fo far in Beauty, that (he was fcarce inferi- 
or to any but her Sifter; for both Hypolltus and fhe be- 
lieved her to be their Sifter, and they lived as fuch in a 
perkdl Union. But at laft Hypolitus began to be very 
melancholy, and Julia very penfive, they always loved 
to be together, and would always look for one another, 
and at meeting figh and fay little ; they would fpend 
whole Hours in cafting languifhing Looks at one ano- 
ther, and whilft they were indulging themfelves in this 
innocent Pleafure, they would Ibmetimes colour, caft 
their Eyes to the Ground, and fall in a deep Study. 

All' this while the Dav feemed too ftiort to them, to 
fatisfy their Defire of feeing one another ; and at parting 
they were very fenfible that all their Satisfadtion really 
centred in being together. Lucilia, who was of a very 
pleafing 'J emper, would often banter them about it : 
Brother^ faid Ihe to Hypolitus, you lo've my Sifter better 
than mSy I being the eldeft cannot but be jealous of it ; 
but after all, I cannot blame you for doing her Jujiice, 
and tho' I lo<ve you intirelyy yet it feems to me as if 
^e frill loved you more than I do. Dontbelie^ve her^ 
Brother, faid Julia, blufhing, n/je lo've you both alike. 
A/id ivhy, dear Sifter., replied Hypolitus, ivhy jhould 
you en-vy me the Pleafure to hear you fay that you love 
me? Julia being nettled at thefe Words, faid no more, 
but fell mto her fc;mcr Fenfivenefs. Hypolitus looked 
furpriz'.d, and full of V'eneiation ; and Lucilia y who 
locked at them with ibme Amazement, knew not what 
to think of the Matter. 

One Day, when the Earl of Douglas happened to be 
with his Family at Buckingham, where h.' had a fine 
Seat, it happened that Julia, with her brother and Si- 
fter, was walking on the Side of a Lake, or ftanding 
Water, ia the midft vvheieof being an artihcial Ifle, 

'fhe 



'n H rp L It u's, 

Ihe had a mind to go thither to fee the Swans that ufed 
to build their Nefts in, or near that Ifle : She no fooner 
had fpoken of it, but away runs HypoUtus to a Phce at 
feme Diilance thence, where he faw a fmall Beat tied 
with a Rope to a Tree ; having loofened the Cord, in- 
to the Boat he gets, and rows to his Sifters, who imme- 
diately went into it ; but having m Skill in managing 
the Boat, they got in among the Bullnifhes, and the 
young Ladies, diftracled with Fear, throwing them- 
felves both on one Side, overturned the Boat, fo that 
they were in great Danger of being drowned. LuciJia 
was faved by a flr.inge good Fortune ; and as for HypC' 
Vitus, he might have got off well enough, had he been 
by himftif ; but we always think ourielves in Danger, 
if what we love is fo ; this made him think more of his 
dear y«//^z than of himfelf; his l^exterity and Strength 
was fo far improved by his Tendernefs for Julia, that 
having rot hold of her Cloaths, he would net let go his 
Hold, till he pulled her out of the Water to the llland, 
they being not far off. B-it it is impoffible to exprefs 
his Diftra6lion, when he faw her Eyes fhut, and her 
Cheeks covered with a deadly Palenefs without either 
Senfe or Motion ; and it being natural to imagine molt 
readily what we dread moft, he thought no otherwife 
than that fhe had been dead. Oh! Unfortunate 7, cri d 
he, I am the Caufe of my Sifers Death, fhe funk to the 
Bottom before I came to her j^ffijlance \ Julia, my dear 
Julia, nuhat nvill become of me ? At thefe Words he 
clcfed her in his Arms, and, laying his Lips to hers, 
was ready to expire there for Grief ; but the natural 
Heat of his Sighs, and the Deluge of l>ars wherewith 
he bathed her Face, foon levived lier from a Swoon, 
which owed its Caufe to nc thing but Fear. 

She ro fooner opened her Eyes, but fixing them 

;'on Hypolitui, who himfelf had fcarce recovered his rigiit 
Senfes, What makes ycu fo tmich concerned, faid Ihe, dear 
B? ether P What makes you think me r-Morthy of your Con- 
cern to fuch a Degree^ nvhen I myfelf Jhculd fcarce think 

'97iy Life <vjorth repining after ? Oh ! dear Sifer^ reply'd 

•lie, embracing her, ne-ver talk to me of parting, nxjere 
%)}U feyifthk- cf rwhat I felt nvithin fne yoU'nvould pity me. 

1 ' ' She 



Ejr/o/' Douglas. 15 

She was jull going to return'an Anfwer, when they 
faw a Boat very niar them, which my LcrJ Douglas had 
fe.it to fetch them cut of the lile : For by good For- 
tune he happened to walk that Way when this Acci- 
dent befelthem ; and had he not taken immediite C:re 
for Lucilla^ (he had infallibly been drowned: For tho* 
her Brother loved her dearly, he was fo bafy about J w 
lia^ that he not fo much as thought of Lucilia. 

When they were got home, my Lord and my Lady 
Dmglas gave them a (harp Reprimand, beciufe they had 
thus expofed themfelves to neediefs Danger : Cut Luci- 
lia reflecting upon the Danger fhe had {o lately efcaped, 
and her Brother's Tnd'ff;rency to he-, 7/-///y, Hypolitus^ 
faid (he, it feems I alone am to run all Hazards, for 
I'jhen ever my Sifter is n.vitb us, JI:?e is ajfured of your 
Care, but as for tnyfelf I dont kno-iv not ivhat to expeSf, 
Thefe Words not only nettled the Brother and Sifter, 
but aifo ferved to open my Lord and my Lady Dou- 
glas\ Eyes in reference to Hypolitus's Coridudl upon this 
Occafion, which afforded them fomewhat of V^exation, 
having for a confiderable Time paft, taken a Refolution 
to marry Hypclitus with a Graud-daughter of Guile/pie^ 
Lord High Chamberlain of Scotland^ and Earl of Jr- 
gyle^ (he was Heirefs to a vaft Eftate, and educated at 
Edinburgh', and then being bcfides this near Relations, 
my Lord Douglas was for ft;nding Hypolitus into Scotland 
to his Miilrels to gain her Favour and Approbation, 
intending at the fame Tim^ to make a Match betwixt 
Julia and the Earl of Bedjord, who being of the fame 
Family with my Lady Douglas^ was extremely in Love 
with this ycuiig and lovely Lady. 

My Lord and my Lady Douglas difcourfing the Mat- 
ter together, What, fa;d they, is it pojjible Hypolitus 
Jhould lo-ve Julia other^vjile than as a Brother does a Sifter ! 
and recalling to mind feveral Paflages, which they had 
fcarce taken notice of before, they agreed that the 
Countefs of Douglas fhould talk to Julia abcut it, as if 
it were by Accident. One Morning happening to come 
into her Daughter's Bed-chamber, fhe found Hypolitus 
upon his Knees at the Bed-fide of Julia, ihe bemg as 
yet in Bed ; Teu are 'very early, laid my Lady DougLis 

to 



r6 HTPOLITUS, 

to her Son, with an angry Tone, you had better fpenct 
your Time in learning thofe Tlnngs it is requijlte you fi>ould 
knotw^ than be continually in your Sijiers Bed chamber* 
Hypolitus went away full of Grief, and my Lady after- 
wards addreffing herfelf to her Daughters, told them, 
*^rhat tho* it 'was their Duty to ha-ve a Tendernefs for their 
Br other y and that Jhe commanded them Jo to do by all the 
Poiver Jhe had o^er them } that nenjerthelejs nonv they 
nvere beyond the Age oj Injancy^ Jhe thought not Jit they 
P^ould continue the Jame Familiarity as bejore i That, tho* 
Jhe <voiJhed they might alnxjays li-ue in a perJcSl good Uuder- 
Jianding, yet this did not hinder but that they might aSi 
nvith Circumjpection. Lucilia told her. She ivas ready 
to obey, but Julia blufhed, and fcarce duril life up hsr 
Eyes: And this Reprimand proved fuch an Addition to 
her former Melancholy, that whatever Caie (he took to 
conceal it, it waseafily to be perceived. 

She fpent Part of her Day in the Clofet, and towards 
the Evening, looking out at the Window, (he faw the 
Earl of Bedjord coming into the Court. His Prefence 
was at all Times difagreeable to her, but eipecially at 
this Time, fhe thought it would be infupportabie to her : 
This made htr go down into the Gard-n, which being 
very fpacious, with a froall Wood at one F.nd of it, 
fhe retired thither, intending to keep herfeif private 
for fome Time, in a very fine Grotto, adorned with ar- 
titicial l<ocks, and Waterworks, and green Turfs. It 
was here that the fair Julia did abandon herfelf incire- 
ly to her melancholy Thoughts, when Hypolitus, drawn 
thither by his Spleen, which rendered him incapable of 
enjoying the Company of feveral Perlons of Quality, 
who were come to pay his Father a Vifit, feated him- 
felf in the fame Grotto (without feeing his Siiler) lean- 
ing his Head rgainil one of the Recks, from whence 
arofe a large Spring, which divided itf^If iwto many 
fijiall Branciies : He remained for fome Time in»move- 
•able like one in a Trance ; but ?.t laft, all on a fudden, 
Julia, my dear Julia, cried he, Jnce the BaJTion I hai>€ 
far you is a prohibited Pajjion, Jnce in adoring you I con:- 
mit a Crmc'f eind'thai it is eafier Jor me to ceaje to live, 
than to ceaJe Ho l^nn yiiu\ ^ 1-^m rejhhed to die, and to die 

innoctnt^ 



Earl of Do u g l A s. ij 

hfiocenl, hy a Ftame I am mt able fa extingw/h. At thcfe 
Words, ^rawing ois Sword, he turned the Point thereof 
towards his Brcaft, wlien Julian almoft quite out of her 
Senfes, fetching a greac Cry, . Ala^ ! Brother^ faid fhe, 
throwing herfe f in his Arms, and flopping his Hand, 
What is it thai dri^oes you thus tc Despair ? Can any 
thi?ig be more dreadful than the Refoln.iion you hc¥ve taken ? 
Hypolitust quite amazed at the Sight of her, threw 
himlelf at hei Feet, without faying one Word, till at 
lalt breaking Silenre, Sijier^ faid he, I am no more Ala- 
Jier no'XK} of my Secret ^ hecaufe you hanje heard it from 
mv o^wn Mouth , but the only thing that ajionijhes fne is, 
that^ knonjjing the true Caufe of my Defpair^ you jhould 
hai)e fo much CompafftoHy as to deftre 1 Jhould live. I 
dont. dear Julia, defer<ve your Pity, and tho my Crime 
he n7t 'voluntary, and that I have negle^ed nothing ijohich 
J thou'iht night regultte my Pajfiyny and reduce it into 
its due Bounds^ that fatal Planet under %ohich I am 
horn, oppofes it/elf againji it <with all its Might, fo that 
finding my Misfortune unanjoidable^ I ivas going to feek 
for a Re'ved^ another Way. jujl <i\}hen you Jiopt me. Alas f 
replied Juiia, Jla', Brother, thai Planet you complain 
of has proved no lefs malignant to me than it has to you ; 
knotu then our Ma fortunes are the fame, Hypoliius ; / 
hue you, and I love you too much, you being my Brother i 
I am 'willing to make this ingenuous Confefjion unto youy 
to de/eri'e your CompaJJion^ as nxjell as you ha-ve mine, 
being rejolved fie^ver to fee you any more. Tes^ Brother, I 
am refolved to go into France into a Nunnery, nxjhere I 
nvill hide both my Shame and Vexation from all the World: 
Nay, I had e'ven taken a Refolution you f>ouId hanje 
kno'wn nothing of it yourfelf ; but honju is it pojjihle for 
me to fee you in this Condition, ^without affording you this 
Conflation ? Hypolitus was I'o transported at what he 
heard his dear Julia tell him, that he was not able to 
fpeak. He remained all this While at her Feet, and 
at laft fixing his Eyes on her with a fearful Counte- 
nance, / can'^t, faid he, oppofe fo generous a Refolution^ 
tho" it nvill be the greatejl Affiidlion to me in the World to 
lofe you for enjer, and fee you Jhut up in a Nunnery. My 
' JtJeart finds a certain Comfort in this Conjideration, That 

you 



t8 h r p l I t u s, 

you are not to be married to the Earl of Bedford. Oh / 
Jaid flje^ <ixould you I Jhould marry another Man ? Alas 
Sijlert replied he, don't uige tns to tell you my Sentiments 
upon that Head, hut reji ajfured, that on my Side I ^mU 
nenjer alter my Condition ; and that fince ive viuj} part, 
J ivill lead Jo fady and fo deplorable a Life, as nvill fcon 
put on End to my Days, 

Julia rtturned no Anfwer but by Sighs, and both 
burlling out into Tears, Brother, iaid (lie, with a ten- 
der Look, // is refohed I Jh all fee you no more', let us 
hide our Misfortunes from all the World, and if pojjihle 
£'ven from our o-ivn Knon.vledge. She had no fooner fa id 
thefe Wcrd< but fhe left the Grotco without daring to 
look upon Hyboliius, and he faw her depart wirhcut 
daring to Itop her. 

In the Condition (he was then in, ilie thought it beft 
not to appear in the Countefs of D^uglas^s Chamber tiil 
pretty late, knowing the Earl oi' Bedford would be 
there, it being an additional Trouble to her, to meet 
with a Lovtr who was indifferent to her; and he find- 
Jrg no Opportunity to fpeak to her, went away again 
the fame Lvening. 

Julia had a very ill Night of it, being quite di- 
fttaded with the Thoughts of the Oddnefs of their Fate ; 
Good God, faid fhe, ciying moft bitterly, What is it my 
.Brother and 1 hanje done at fo young an j4ge as ours is, to 
dejeri'e fo feuere a Chajiifement ? At laft, arifmg out of 
her Bed very early, (vvhich fhe might very well do, 
having not fhut her Lyes all that Night) fhe drefTed 
herfelt very neatly, and knowing my Lady Douglas to 
be in her Clofet, (he went thither, and in a trembling 
Polture threw herfelf at her Feet : My Lady, furprized 
at this Adion, What do yawwant, Julii, faid (he, very 
tenderly? yJnd ivhat makes you to appear in this Pofure 
J fee you before me ? Madam, replied fhe, // is the De- 
Ji/e J ha've to cra^ve a Fanjour of you, nvhich I beg you 
not to refufe jne : I am novj ffteen Years of Age, and be- 
ing your youngefi Daughter, don't expeSi any conftderable 
fortune; Idontffid myfelf inclined to Marriage, but 
rather to a religious Life ; fo that. Madam, ij the Dejire 
hiwba^e of going into ¥rdnQQ. is not difpleajing to you, I 
i>! con) we 



Earl of Douglas. 19 

conjure you to confent to //, and that either you or my Fa^ 
ther 'would conduSl me to a Nunnery, D aught er^ faid the 
Countef«, with a tender Air, ha've you fermijly confi- 
deredofnAjhatyou are going to do ? I jhoufd he n)ery Jorry 
to fee you make a falfe Step of this Kiiid ; you are fo te- 
ry young, that you ought to take fome longer fi?ne before you 
refol've upon a Matter of fuch Confequencc, Julia^ per- 
filling in her Requel^ told her witn a great deal of Re- 
folution. She had ivell iveighed the Matter , and hoped 
fhe fiould ne-ver repent of it : So Madam Dour las pro- 
mi fed Jhe 'would do her utmoji nxith her Husband to make 
him gi-ve his Confent. 

Accordingly flie went immediately into the Earl's A- 
partment j 1 'was al'ways fcrupulous, faid fhe, to believe 
that Hypolitas and ]\^\\2l lo'ved me another. Poor Child , 
Jhe has quite another Thing in her Head., Jhe has a Mind 
to embrace a relgious Life, and I came in on purpofe fo 
confult <v:ith you nxihat is be/} to be done on this Occafon, 
for Jhe defies that either you or I Jhould carry her into 
France into the Nunnery. I dont fee, faid my Lord 
Do'g'as, hew nve can refufe her this Satisfa^ion ; hut if 
fje gocsy it nxill fall to your Lot, M^d.zm, to conJul her 
thither : Hoive-Jsr, 1 think it requisite* added he, that 
above all Things 'we let her knonjj (accordn?^ to her Mo- 
the} \ hji Requeji) <who Jhe /•, and ha^ve the Ihirg con* 
firmed to her by the fame Chaplain n;:ho 'was entrujied to 
deliver her to us. My Lady Douglas approved her Lord's 
Advice, and havi;ig percei/td fjme Unealinefs in Ju- 
lii, (he fenc for her into her Chamber, and told her, 
DiU}- Child, your Father and L 'Lvif-^ nothing ?nore than 
your SatisfiSlion \ He grants that -jOu defred, and I am 
to conduit you myfelf tho* it is not ivithoat a fingiilar 
jifiidion^ to have you at fuch a Di fiance for ever, fu- 
Ua returud Tiianks with all imaginable Tendernefs, 
and fo It f:' the Countefs's Apartment. 

She was no fooner come back into her own Chamber, 
bat Lucilia told her, that Hypolitus -r^uaited for her com- 
trig in his Clofet ; he is fo much altered, added llie, that 
I am much troubled to fee him : Dear Sijhr, you are his 
Confident, pray do all you can to comfort him, for hejeems 
to me to be fallof JJiiclion. Julia, not a little dillurbed 

ac 



40 HTPOLITUS, 

at wh<it^had palled betwixt her Mother and herfel^ but 
mucli more at what Luci/ia tqjd her, went ftraighcway 
^0 his Clofet. Here flie found Hypolitus lying upon his 
Couch, his Face covered with his Handkerchief. At 
her coming in he would have raifed himfelf, but for want 
^f Strength fe^lJ down again upon the Couch. Julia 
drew nearer, and fqueezing one of his Hands betwixt 
Jiers, looked upon him for fame Time with Tears in 
hex Eyes : . After a long Silence, Brother, faid Qje to 
}iim, the Condi tioii I fee -ou iu ajjiids me to the highsfi 
^Degree ; am I not fiifficientl'; rniferahle already, that you 
Jhoidd add ne-xv AfH'tdtions to thofe I am ready to Jink un- 
der before ? Tou are refhed to diet Hypclitus, and I 
■•iVQuld have you lime. I require of you in the Narne of--' 
Oh ! d^ar Sifer^ faid he, interrupting her, don't makf 
ufe of that Pciver you ha^ve over me, to engage me to pre" 
/erve this wiferable Life^ rather conjider, that I am going 
to lofe yoUy that it is not in my Potjoer to oppofr. //, that / 
Jhall never fee you any more j nayt that I mujl not fo much 
us endeanjour to fee you : Set before your Eyes the difmal 
Confequences of this Adventure ^ and let me die ivitlout 
Delay, this being the only Remedy againji that Evil I fuf- 
fer^ I can either find or vjifh for. Dear Brother ^ re- 
plied Julia, Reafon vo ill put you in mind of your Duty, 
y-ju nuill forget me nvhen you fee me no more. Hypolitus^ 
turning his Head another Way, withdrew his Hand, 
which Julia Hill held fafl, without anfwering her one 
Word. 

She looked ftedfaftly upon him for fome Time ; but 
perceiving he would net (peak, "Nov) Brother^ faid fhe^ 
// feems as if you nuere quite feparate, you <Txon t fo much 
as talk to me ! do you think me unvoorthy of your Cotnpaf- 
fion, and that I dont put a great Violence upon my Incli- 
nation, in ivhat I am going about to do? He return- 
ed no Anfwer, and would not fo much as cpen his 
Eyes to look at her. Tou are then refolved to die* my 
dear Hypolitus, faid fhe, nxjell, let us die together, I am 
not againji it ; but you muji make great Hajie, if you in- 
tend to die before jn'e. Oh ! Sijler, cried he with a deep 
Sigh, permit me to be the only ViSlim io be offered at this 
Saf'ifice-, take my Word for it you ka-ve overdone your 

Duty 



Earl of jyovGL AS. 21 

Duty already ; Lwr, livet my lovely Julia, ^what Jhtnili 
make you die F And nvhy ivill you die^ barbarous Man ? 
irplied fhe angrily, is it not your Obfiinacy that makes 
you die ? Hyfolifus^ now not able to bear her Reproach- 
es, threw himfr.If at her Feet, and taking hold of her 
fair Hands, kiffed them moll tenderly j Be fatisfied, 
dear Sijfer^ faid he, / am refolved to obey you, and t9 
follovj blindly your Ad^vice^ and fo conuince you of tht 
Truth thereof I njcill take immediately fonte Nourijhment, 
hecaufe I intended to procure ?ny Death^ by aajiainin^ 
from all Manner of Sufenancey but notv ivill abfolutely 
fiihmit to your Commands. Julia called to her Sifter td 
fetch fomething to eat for their Brother, (he being noc 
in a Condition to be feen by any Body. 

She told Hypolitus what had paffed betwixt Madam 
"Douglas and herfelf, that fhe had promifed to conduct 
her into Trance, and was making Prepirations accord- 
ingly for their Journey. Hypolitus eat a little, which 
threw him into a violerit Fever rue fame Night. Jw 
lia was as much concerned thereat as you may imagine, 
and in this fad Condition did not fail to fee and attend 
him with great Alfiduity, and her Eyes were more elo. 
quenr than her Lips, to difcover to Hypolitus what Share 
fhe bore in his lllnefs : But that which at another Time 
would have afforded him no fmall Matter of Coiifolation, 
fervTd at this I ime only to augment his AlRidion, and 
he would willingly have preferred Juliah Averfion to 
her Tendernefs ; and this virtuous young Lady enter- 
tained the fame Thoughts concerning him. 

It being foon noifed abroad that fhe intended to be a 
Nun, even thofe that had no peculiar Begard to her 
rejedled her Fate, and it was the Wonder of the whole 
7'own, that fo accomplifhed a Lady, both in Body and 
Mind, fhould fhut herfelf up in a Nunnery for the whole 
Remainder of her Life ; but among the reft the Earl of 
Bedford was the moft concerned at this Refolution : He 
Went to the Earl of Douglas ^ who was by this Time rt?- 
turned to London, and told nim, That he had fo ^violent 
and fo pure a Pafji'on for J-ilia, that if he njoould but bl" 
Jtikxj her Perfon upon him, he njjould not look for any 
jhlhg further^ both his Efiate and Fortune ieing fu^ 

cient 



22 H r P^Q L ITU S, 

eient to make Julia happy ; that all his Dejires nverg cen^ 
tred in her^ that he adored her^ and that if all Hopes 
cwere taken from him to enjoy her, he Jl^ould be the moji 
unfortunate Man en Earth. My Lord returned liis Com- 
pliment with all imaginable Civilities; but withal told 
him, T^hat he. could not, ii:ithout blaming himfelf take 
cnvay from his Daughter the Liberty of making her o<vun 
Choice of txhat Condition of Life Jhe ijuas inclined to em* 
brace ; that it <U!as true it ivas fuch a one as he had a 
great Averfion tOy and that neverthelefs he thought he 
ought not to oppofe her Intentions, and that, to /heiv him 
the EJieem and Regard he had to his Per/on and Familyy 
(Madam Douglas being of the fame Name) if he could 
fettle his Affection upon Lucilia, his eldeji Daughter, <who 
ijuould have a much better Portion , he nvould give her hint 
ivith all his Heart. The Earl of Bedford returned his 
Thanks as well as his prefent Condition would permit 
him, and io returned Home full of AfHidlion. 

Thus Things were carried on, whiltt my Lady Z)oa- 
glas was bufied in buying fuch Things as fhe thought 
neceffary for Julia ; which done, (he told her, it was 
now Time to take Leave of her Friends, becaufe fhe 
intended to fet out for France within two Days. At 
this News, that Courage which was fo natural to 
this young Lady, began to fail her : She ran up to her 
Brother's Chamber, overwhelmed with a Flood of 
Tears ; he being ttill in Bed, fhe bid the Servant that 
attended him to withdraw, and then feated herfelf upon 
his Bed, and looking upon him with a very melancho- 
ly Countenance, I am now come at laft, faid Jhe, dear 
Brother, I am come at lafl to bid you farewel for ever. 
Oh ! what dreadful Words ! Farewel for ever. Is it 
poffible it fhouid be fo ? She could fay no more, the re- 
peated Sighs and Sobs intercepting the Ufe and Sound 
of her Voice. Hypolitus, with his Arms acrofs, and 
.his £yes lifted up to Heaven, replied <with a loiv and 
'almoji unintelligible interrupted Voice, My dear Julia^ 
.is this the Day on which I am going to lofe you ? Is 
this dreadful Moment come at laft, and I dare not fo 
much as to difluade you from what will render this Life 
of mine unfortunate and deplorable \ Nay, I will ever 

endeavour 



Earl of DoirCLAsA^ 23 

endeavour to hide from you, if it is pofllble, what a 
miferable Condition you leave me in, for fear your Com- 
pafTion fhould gee the Vidory of your Refolution and 
Courage. We muft, we mult part. Sifter, added he. 
Fate will have it fo. Oh ! Julian Julian why was 1 
your Brother ? At thefe Words he turned away to con- 
ceal his Tears, which he fhed in Abundance : But y«- 
lia defiring him to look at her, Don*c envy me, /aid 
Jhe^ dear Hypolitus^ this only Comfort I have left, let 
me be an Eye-witnefs of all your Pains; it is impoflible 
it (hould encreafe mine, but it may eafe them. And 
you, continued froey fevere V^irtue, rigorous Duty, ten- 
der PaflionF, who haveinfufed into my Heart fuch Senti- 
ments as I ought, and muft difown, accept of this Sacri- 
fice I make you of all my Paflions and Liberty, I am go- 
ing to bury myfelf for all the Remainder of my i}ays ; 
will not this be fufficient to free me from all Sores of Re- 
proaches ? She was then going to arife, but her Strength 
failing, and a deadly Palenefs overfpreading her Face, 
fhe fell backward into an Elbow-chair, and thereby re- 
duced Hypolitus into the moft pitiful State that can be 
imagined. However, fhe foon recovered herfelf, and fix- 
ing her Eyes on her Brother, who was half dead him- 
(tl^y Farewel my dear Hypolitusy faid Jhe to hlm^ I have 
loved you too well, both for yours and my own Repofe. 
Farewel dear Sifter, y^/V /^^, embracing her, and bathing 
her Cheeks ivith his Tears, you leave me the moft unfor- 
tunate and moft afflifted of all Men living, I have no 
Hopes of Relief, but in a fpeedy Death. So Ju/ia left 
him, and retiring into her Chamber, threw herfelf upon 
the Bed. 

Oh ! what a difmal Night was this for the Sifter and 
Brother! What Abundance of Tears ! What numberlefs 
Sighs ! What a doleful Parting and violent Separation ! 
But they muft fubmit to the Laws of Duty, and two 
fuch great and fair Souls could not but accomplifh them. 
Julia, quite tired out with fighing and crying, flum- 
bered a little towards Morning, when Eli'x.abeth, her 
.waiting Woman, came to tell her that my Lady Dou- 
glas wanted to fpeak with her. She got up immediate- 
ly, and going into my Lady's Clofet, found her there 

with 



44 H r p L 1 r u s, 

with the Earl of Doug/as and a Clergyman. My Lady 
bid her ftiut the Door, and wdering her to fit down near 
her, My dear Child, faid Jhe^ we are going to tell thee 
ibmething which will not a little furprize you. 

You helie've yourfelf to be our Daughter, and in reJfeS} 
of the Lo've and Tendernefs <we hare you ; you are not mi" 
Jtaken in it ; but <u}€ niuji nonv difck/e to you a Secret that 
highly concerns you i you are only a Relation of ours by your 
Mother's Side, nuho <v.'as of the Family of Montgomery ; 
looky here is her PiSlure^ continued fhe, and this is that 
of your illujlriom Father y Roger, Earl of V^Q.tVi\c\'iy Son 
to the Eat I of Salisbury ; look, here are to the Valve of 
hetnxjixt fix and fe'ven thoufand Pounds Sterling, Je'uoeti . 
this <virtuou5 Lady fuf into our Hands for yottr TJfe ; and 
Mr. Eratua, tt*^© njnas her Chaplain "vchen Jhe died, him 
you fee here before you , is the Perfon lAjhom Jhe intrujied 
to deliver you up into cur Hands. *Tis nonv thirteen Years 
ago, ivhen the King having introduced certain Inno^a* 
tions in point of Religion to pleafe Anna Boullain, 'whotH 
he longed j he afterwards made her die upon the Scaf- 
fold, fuch njoas his fickle and inconjiant Temper, e*uen 
in relation to thofe Ihings that had been once the dearefi to 
him. 

The Earl of Warwick, your Father, a good zealous 
Cathelick, fanv himfelf in^vohfed in the Misfortunes cf 
€»te of his nearejl Kinfmen of the fame Name, nvho l^ 
his Life on a Scaffold ; not to fall under the fame Fate, 
he retired to Venice, and ivent a Volunteer along ivith the 
Venetian GeneraliJJimo Capello to Corfu, eiJid thence to 
■the Gulf ivhere the Turkifh Fleet then had their Station^ 
The fa?nous Dragut Rais, ct-^o had rendered himfelf fa 
redoubtable by his many Pyracies, engaging t^ivo Venetian 
Gallies, took thc7H ; but not till the Earl of Warwick, 
after a moji noble Defence, 'was fain, and cut to Pieces : 
Your Mother, quite o'vcrnvhelmed njuith Grief at the Lofs 
cf your Father, being foon reduced to the lajt Extremity of 
her Life, and fearing that, under the prefent moji deplorable 
Circuimfiafices of her Family, you n,vould fall into the 
Hands of your nearefi Relations, and that by their Autho- 
rity they nvould have you educated in the nenv Religion they 
had emhracidthemfehes, Jhe intrujied us 'with this pre" 

cious 



Earl of DouoLAS. 25 

cious Pledge, and nve may jujily Jiy» that nusrs you cur 
oivfi Daughter iKie could not hue you more than nve da : 
Keep this Secret, my dear Child, continued fhe, (for I 
neither can, nor ought to call you Qthe)-njjife than fa) 
dont impart it to anyBodf ; you fee hcnv under this prC" 
fent young King Edward this neixj Religion increafes daily ; 
you fee they ad not conformahh to the laf Will of King 
Henry VI 11. in behalf of the Catholicks ; you fee that 
the Duke of Somerfet ("ivho by the Rank he bears of being 
the Kings's Uncle ^ and Proteilor of the Kingdom, is in 
great Authority) protects publickly the Lutherans ; tb^ he 
infufes the fame Principles into the King, and that on that 
Account the Catholicks are in more Danger here than ever i 
all this obliges you by that Love you ought to hanje for your- 
felf to conceal your ExtraSIion, but at the fame Time t9 
pay due Honours to the Memory ofthofe Perfonsijuho brought 
you into this World. 

Julia, troubled, confounded, and tranfported with 
Joy (tho' (he did all fhe could to conceal it) ariling, and 
throwing herfelf at the Countefs's Feet, mod tenderly 
kiffed her Hands ; Madam, faid fhe, the Obligations I 
onjoe you are the more 'valuable, becaufe I am not actually 
your Daughter ; had I that Honour, it ijnould feem as if 
Nature had incenfed you to give me that noble Education 
Sou have befionxjed upon me ; but as the Cafe no'w fands, 
it is all oiving to your o*wn Generofty : At the fame 
T^ime I lofe all I have to lofe in lofing the Honour of be- 
ing yours ; you ivHl be no more my Mother, and 1 kno^o 
not ivhere to meet voith another. God forbid, faid my 
Lord Douglas, interrupting her, you fbould be no more 
my Daughter ; you fjall alvoays be fo, my dear Julia, con- 
tinued he, and you mujl look upon curs as your oi^ti Fa- 
thers Houfe as long as you live. 'Julia returned her hear- 
ty Thanks for this frefh Demonllration of their Friend- 
Ihip, in the moll tender and engaging ExprefTu ns fhe' 
could ; and the old Chaplain repeated and confirmed 
tQ her as his verbal Teiiimony every Thing my Lcrd 
and my Lady Douglas had told her before, and that 
with Tears in his Eyes, becaufe he fancied he faw in 
the Perfon of Julia the lively Pidure of the Countefs 
of Warwick her Mother ; and, to fpeak the Truth, 

C there 



26 HTPOLITUS, 

tRef'e^ "was fo perfeft ia Refemblance betwixt both their 
Features, that when this beautiful young Lady call her 
Eyes upon her Mmher's Picture which my Lady Dou- 
g/as gave to her, Ihe really believed for fomeTime it was 
drawn for her without her Knowledge. 

My Lord Doughs ddired h^r to take the fewels into 
Ker own Cuftody, and when (he refufed to take them, 
and begged they would keep them for her, he told her, 
Ti^af thty heionged io her^ and that therefore it ivas hut 
r^qfonahle Jhe ^ould hanje them ; hut^ added he, dear 
Child, thtit 'will he hut for a fittall Tifnes hecaufe to Mor- 
r))t<J yott go to France to fake a Nans Habit , ^hich has 
7fot the le/iji Refemhlance to fach fnagnificent Oriiamtnts* 
She blulhed, and left thein without anfwering one 
Word. 

She no (ooner was got into her Clolet, but finding 
Jierfelf alone, and at full Liberty to abandon herfelf to 
h'er Joy, fhe thought fhe fhould never have outlived it ; 
P^hat, cried (he, a7n I not HypolitusViSZ/^^fr ? Hea^venhas 
lyrought a Miracle for my Deli'verance ^ ^without ivhich 1 
7KuJi have heen all m") Days the mofi unfortunate Woman on 
Barth. Wljat ivould become of me had they kept this St' 
cret hut a little longer ? M^ Vo'ws^ and the ajtfere Life 
of a Nunnery y ivould have robbed me of all my Hopes of 
fieing our fate united : Jlas ! What makes me tarry fo 
long ? Why am I not before this Time in his Chamber ? 
Am I not nonv Mijirefs of a Thing that fo nearly concerns 
hifnt and I lofe lijne in not telling it him ? So fhe went 
towards his Chamber, her Eyes fparkling with Joy, 
with an Air fo lively and pleafing, that thofe that had 
leen her but two Hours before, would fcarce have 
known her now. She defired Lucilia to go along with 
her to Hypolitus^ Chamber, whom they found fo de- 
jefted, and {o deeply afflifted with his melancholly 
Thoughts and bis Fever, that he had fcarce E*oWer to 
fpeak- They asked him how he did. He told them, 
in a languilhing Tone, be was very ill ; and obferving, 
not without fome Surprize, mixed with Vexation, Ju- 
Ha in fo ^ay and brisk a Humour, which fhe was not 
able to conceal at that Time ; And as for you, Sijler, 
fuid jje, one iiecd nUt' ask you ho<w you do, it is enough ta 

fee 



Earl of Douglas. 27 

fee you y and you nenjer appeared to me /q 'vjell faiisficd if^^ 
your Life. I never had fo much Reafon, faid llie, fmil-. 
ing. Ho-w ! cried he, you are goin^ to leave us, andyon. 
are overjoyed at it ; fray at leafi have fo much Complai- 
fame as to keep ivithht the Rules of Decency, and don't 
infult over Lucilia andl becaufe ive are forry for your Dc 
partHre^ vohich^ alas, being near at hand, n^Jtll fan rid, 
you of your Paift; don t you knovj that to MorroTv is the 
fatal Day vce mujl lofe you? 

Lucilia perceiving her to return no Anfwer, but to 
make a Sign to her Brother, went to the Window, 
which Ihe opened, and whiiil (he was looking- out oT 
it, afforded them an intire Freedom of entertaining one 
another. Then fulia fixing her Eyes on H\politus, 
who was quite confounded to lee her fo contented, 

* What good News have I to tell you, faid fhe, it is 

* fuch, Mypolitus, as you will fcarce be able to believe,. 

* you will imagine it to be a Fiftion. I will believe 

* every Thing you tell me, faid he, interrupt i/rg her 

* ivith fomevohat of Impatience ; but, dear Sifter, what^ 
' can you lell me that Ihould be {o pleafing to me ; my 

* Misfortunes are pail a Cure. And fuppofnig I fhould 

* not be your Sifter, would not that go a great Way m 

* procuring you that Satisfaflion you now defpair of?' 
He returned no Anfwer, but only lifted up his Eyes to 
Heaven, as if he would fay, that no fuch Thing 
could enter into his Thoughts. 

Then Julia continuing, I blame myfelf, faid fhe, for 
fuftermg you to languifti fo long, after having told you, • 
that I knew fomething that might afford you fome Con- 
folation. Dear Hypolitus, be allured you are net my 
Brother, ncr am I your Sifter. She then told him al! 
fhe had underftood concerning her Birth, fl>ewed him 
the Earl of War^vick and the Countefs her MotherV. 
Pi6t<ires, together with the Jewels. Every Thino- that 
can be conceived falls far fhort from what this Ixivcr felt 
at that Moment : He v/as fo far tranfported with Joy 
as to lofe the Ufe of his Tongue ; his Eyes, wiiich 
were fixed on Julia's, fometimes by their Sprightlinefs, 
ibmetimes by their Languifhment, difcovered the diflfe- 
reiiC Pafiions and Agitations of his Soul : He took hdl4 

C 2 - of 



iS HTPOLiruS, 

<if one of her Hands, which he killed with (o much 
Tranfport,, as if he would never have parted with it. 
He continued for a confiderable Time in the Surprize, 
till at laft recovering himfelf, like one revived from the 
Dead, O God ! charming Julia^ /aid he, don't you on- 
ly flatter my Pain ? Is it poffible what you teil me 
ftiould be fo? Nay, it was not to be imagined that fuch 
fair Eyes as yours Ihould kindle a Flame that is crimi- 
nal ; what a Pleafure is it to abandon one's felf to all 
the Tranfports, to all the Agitations of Mind, the 
ilron^eft and moll refpedful Paffion in the World is able 
to infpire ? But pray take your Share in my Felicity, 
my lovely Miilrefs ; pray tell me, are not you well 
pleafed with it ? Ah ! dear Hypolitus^ can you que- 
ilion it, /aid Jhe, interruptinfr hhn ? You are too well 
acquainted with my moft fecret Thoughts, not to be 
fenfible what EfTeft this unexpected Miracle may pro- 
duce in my Heart ; but I can't but confefs to you, that 
my Joy is not without fome Allay of Fear, you are for 
a confiderable Time paft defigned for my Lady ylrgyle^ 
I have no great Fortune, and you will £nd, that after 
we have efcaped thefe dreadful Rocks at Sea, we fhall 
fuffer Shipwreck in the Port itfelf. 

No, Madam, replied Hypolitu-, kijjlng her Hand, 
no, I will not miftruft my good Fortune after fhe has 
done fo much for me, every Thing will be eafy for her 
for the future, provided, my dear Julian you aft in 
concert with her. In the mean while. Brother, /aid 
Jhe* (for I will not wean myfelf from calling you fo) 
what mull I do to put a Stop to that fatal Journey which 
is fixed for to Morrow ? Confider every Thing is ready, 
and what a Nonplus I am likely to be put to. You mull, 
dear Julia^ feign yourfelf fick, and tell them, it is the 
Effeft of your Surprize at fo fmgular an Event wherein 
you are fo nearly concerned : It will not be very hard 
for me, /aid Jhe, to make them believe for fome few 
Days that I am ill, but a healthy Countenance will 
foon betray the Cheat ; there is a very apparent Difie- 
>ence betwixt one that labours under real Sufferings, and 
one that only feigns himfelf fo to do. Dear Sifter, re- 
fli^ Hypolitus, la^^us make a Beginning witli this^ 



Earl of DoiTGtA^s. 29 

and afterwards we will confider what is farther to,be 
done. ..(J 

; Having faid thefe Words, Luc:I:n 6tqw near.; 'I 
think, /aid Jhe^ you will at leaft think yourfelf obliged 
to me for my Complaifance ; I hope, added Jhe^ 'with, 
a pieafing Smlle^ you do not think 1 took Delight for 
thefe two Hours pait to look at the Birds, truly I ani 
too good-natured. Oh ! LuciUa^ Lucilifz, faid JuHa^ 
Embj-acing her^ if I knew you could keep a Secret, ho\v 
pleated (hould I be to repay your Goodnefs, with mak; 
ing you my Confident. U \ could keep a Secret ?";r- 
plied Lucilia, ftnilijigy yoa make very bold with your 
elder Siller ; pray a little nlore Refpeft, Julia, or elfe 
I will defire Juftice from my Brother. Your Judge i^ 
fure to give it againll you; replied Hypolitus, Jiretcling 
out his Hands y it is not in my Power to be againH: "Jttr 
Ha. And who then (hall Hand up for me, add d Luci- 
lia ? I will for you againll myfelf, y^/W Julia : I am al- 
ready blaming myfelf for having called your Secrecy in 
queftion, and for the future I will have none but what 
you fhall know of. She then related to her every Thing 
ihe had told her dear HypoUtus before ; and being a 
young Lady of great Prefence of Mind, fhe j idged 
rightly it would be very beneficial to them to bring over 
Lucilia into their Intereil. She then received upon this 
Occafion the moil convincing Proofs of her Friendftu'p ; 
for after the firll Surprize, occaficned by fo unexpttled 
a Piece of News, was over, and that fhe had Leiluie lO 
confider how for the future fhe was no more to be jfu- 
lia's Sifter, fhe fell a crying moil bitterly : Alas! /aid 
Jhe to her., now you know that we don't belong to one 
another, I have all the Reafon to fear you will withdravy 
your Heart from me, and fix it en fome Body elffi, 
which may better deferve it than I. I know not, dear 
Sifter, replied Julia, interrupting and efnb racing her 9 
w-here I fhculd meet with fuch a Friend as you fpeak 
of, and 1 biiieve 1 might look for fuch a one in vain ; 
then don't think mc to frail as to be guilty of fuch a 
ijhange ; you fhall always be dear to me, my tendef 
Ludiiay and I give you the moll convincing Proofs of 
it that is m my Power to give ; but I think it is' Tin\e 
' ■ C 3 fox 



3^ II Y POL IT US, 

/or, lis, to tieti*;e, ' for Fear of b Surprize. You know 
wkat a dark Le^on we had once on that Account. 

They left the amorous Hy'poliius to his own Thoughts, 
being like one enchanted and tranfported with Joy. His 
pever which ow'd its Caufe to nothing elfe but the Dis- 
turbance of his Mind, left him on a fudden, and in fpite 
of all his Weaknefs, he left his Bed at the fame time Ju- 
lia took hers. The better to counterfeit this fick Wo- 
jnan, flie had all the Windows of her Chambers dark- 
ned, and ihe engaged Lucilia to affift her in perfwading 
my Lord and my Lady Douglas ^ that fhe was really ill, 
which they foon believed. The Phyficians finding no 
Symptoms of a Fever, and there being no Signs of 111- 
nefs in her Countenance, they were not a little puzled 
what to prefcribe her ; flie complained of a violent 
Head-ach, and would cry out fometimes for Pain. Lit- 
'dlia told them, it was moft at Nights, and that her 
Sifter did not fhut an Eye all Night long. So no body 
fufpe^ling the Truth thereof, the Phyficians ordered her 
to change the Air, which was done accordingly, and 
they carried her x.q Buckingham . 

Whilft (he was there, Hypolitus was made fenfibleof 
a certain Pieafure he never had tafted before, I mean, 
he now had the Opportunity of giving vent to the mott 
tender and moft violent Paffion a Heart was ever poffell 
'vhh • M* leiV no? a ^'fjpute, but always was with his 
Miftrefs J a-id no body imagining otherwife, than that 
ihe was really fick, and every body wifhing for her fpee- 
!dy Recovery, nothing was omitted that could contribute 
towards her Diverfion. This offered abundance of Li- 
berty to Hypolitus^ and facilitated his free Accefs to her 
every Hour of the Day. 

Neither my Lord nor my Lady Doa^A?/, were in the leaft 
concerned thereat, being fully perfwaded Ihe had notal- 
etered her Refolution, but that fhe would purfue it as ioon 
^as the Recovery of her Health would permit her to go 
'into France. The Earl of Bedford, in the mean time 
flattering himfelf, that by his continual Addrefles, he 
might prevail upon this fair Lady fo alter her Relblu- 
'^ion, mad^ her frequent Vifits £t Buckingham^ not omit- 
ting any thing on his part, which he thought might be 

requifite 



I 



;? Earl of D o u g l a s^ ^ 

vTequifitc to touch her Heart wkh CornpftflTion ; though 
at the fame lime, (he alvvavs received him with fo much 
indifferency, as might well make him lofeall Hopes qf 
Siiccefs. NotwithUanding all this, his repeated Ad- 
drefles could not but caufe fonie Uneafmefs in the amo- 
rous Hypolitus, fo that he could no longer forbear to dif- 
cover it to Julia, one Day as ihe was taking a foliiaiy 
Walk in a fmall adjacent Wood. Having for lome Tim« 
fpoken in general Terms of this Lover, I know, added 
he, he adores you, he carries your Fetters, and eveiy 
body knows he does {o, I cannot be an Eye-witnefs of 
it, without much Vexation. Ah ! It" you could be fen- 
fible how dear he pays for this Honour, faid Julia to 
him fmiling, you would have nothing but Compafnon 
for him ; for I give him fuch an Entertainment, as will 
make him not r^lifh very long hi^ importunate Perfeve- . 
ranee. 

Whilft tlu^y were thu:- diverting themfelves in Dif- 
courte, they came to the Grotto, and Julia being fonie- 
what tired with walking, they went in there to reft 
themfelves. The Countefs of Douglas happened to be at 
the fame Time in the Grotto, to confider of fome addi- 
tional Embelliihments flie had made there ; but per- 
ceiving her two Children coming that Way at feme 
diftance, and willing to overhear their Difcourfe, the 
better to fatisfy her Curiofity and Jealoufy concerning 
the pretended Sicknefs of y«Zf«, and the Fear ihe ] ay 
iinder left Hypolitus ihould prove an Obl^acle to her in- 
tended Departure for France^ fhe flipt immediately into 
a defart Place, which being between two Creeks, madie 
a kind of a Nkhe. 

Julia having feated herfelf, Hypolitus threw himfelf 
at her Feet; I cannot fee you, faid Ihe, in fo unsafy a 
Pofture, and fo made him fit down by her. Ah.f have 
you forgot me, faid he, my charming Miftrefs, that 
this is the fame Place where you faved my Life ; and 
ought I not to fliew you my Acknowledgment at ycur 
Feet ? Alas ! Hypolitus^ faid flie, why will you recall to my 
Aiind that melancholly Day ? I (hall always remember it, 
and I ought to do fo much more than you, dear Julia^ 
Jaid he, mterrupting her, for that Day you call melan- 

C 4 cholly 



^ H TP L IT ITS, 

chollytoycu, proved very charming tome, being the 

fam€ Day when I underftood from your own Mouth, 

-that you were not infenfible of my Paflion ; were it pof- 

f fible for me to tell you, what a Comfort this Confeflion 

, produced in my Soul, at the very Extremity of my De- 

f fpair, whilft I ftill thought myfelf to be your Brother, 

and that I could not reap any Benefit from that Tender- 

rfit{i, on which depended the Prefervation of my Life, 

you would then be more fully convinced of my Paflion. 

Ah, my dear H\polUus, (nid ihe with a languiihing Look, 

-be fatisfied with thofe Sentiments J have for you they 

are fuch as I could wifh lefs violent ; but my Heart will 

not hearken to the advice cf Reafon, and I dread fome- 

times the difmal Confequences of your Tendernefs. If 

:»your Friends, who defign you for your Coufin, fliould 

get notice thereof, without doubt they wou'd fend me 

far enough oft* ; and it is poflible, Hypolitusy it is poflible, 

alas, your yulia might never fee you again. Don't dif- 

turb the Sweetnefs of my prefent Satisfadion, faid he 

interrupting her, with your difmal Prediftions, Madam, 

and reft aflured, I will rather ceafe to live, than ceafe 

to be yours ; no Power on Earth fhall be able to alter 

my Refcluaon. 

I am fufRciently convinced of your Conflancy, as not 
in thi leail to doabt of what you tell me, reply'd Julia ; 
but after all, fuppofing they fhould force me to go into 
France, and there to embrace a Religious Life, what 
murt we do then ? Venture at all, reply'd HypoUtus ab- 
*-ruptIy, Venture all, Madam ; for rather than fubmi" to 
iuch a ConllraiLt, I would carry Things to the laft Ex- 
tremity : How ! do you think I will fee you to be made 
a Sacrifice to the Misfortunes of your Family ; and un- 
der pretence that Fortune has deny'd you her Favours, 
when Heaven has heap'd them upon yon, and made 
you the mod adorable Perfon in the World ? Under this 
Pretence, fay I, fhould they force you to embrace a 
Life that is contrary to your Inclinations and my Re- 
pole ? However, faid he, and fo arifing in the utmolt 
Fury from his Seat, and walking towards the other 
.Side of the Grotto, he efpies Madam Douglas ; and 

Julia 



Earlof Dou GL AS. 33 

yu/ia feeing her as well as he, they remained as im- 
movable, as if they had been two Statues. 

iVly Lady Douglas feeing it was in vain to conceal her 
felf any longer, came forth out of that fatal Place, and 
looking on both with Eyes fparkling with Anger, J ne- 
ver thought, faid fhe to Julia, that a young Woman fo 
well born as ycu are, would difpofe of her Heart with- 
out the Approbation of thofe to wnom fhe belongs ; And 
as for you, Hypolitus^ you I fay, who knew our Inten- 
tions concerning your Marriage, ycu are very infolent 
in daring to enter into an Engagement with Julia, at a 
Time when we were upon the Point of concluding a 
Marriage with my hvidyjr^ylc and you; and To (he went 
abruptly out of the Grotto without faying one Word more. 

Who is able to defcribe the deplorable Condition thefe 
two Lovers faw thcmfelves reduc'd to.? C.-rtainly no- 
thing could exceed their Trouble and Grief: H^polnus 
drawing near Julia, ihe dropr, as it were, into his 
Anns. What will become of us, IhpoJiinny /aid Jhr^ 
wnat a d.eadful Storm Is hanging over our Heads? Eve- 
ry Thing I foreiee is enough :o confound and render me 
qui:e inconiolabie ? Alafs I \\\\y did they undeceive 
me ? Othcrwife 1 had been in a Nuiuiery in France by 
this Tinie. What makes you regret this your DelHny, 
my dear Lad), faui jhe, intemtpung htr ? Our Mif- 
fortunes appear greater to you than really they are ; a 
reafonable Share of Coailancy will clear our VV'ay, and 
deliv^er us from thofe Periecutions they prepare for U5. 
ll^politiis, laid Jhc, I fhall neither want Courage nor 
Conllancy ; but my Duty is ilill dearer to me than my 
Love, and ycu may be certain that when the firflfpeak^, 
the laft mull obey. Oh! what do I ask of you, my 
dear Juliay continud he, that is contrary to your Duty t 
Was there ever a Paffion ni. re pure or full of Refpe<ft 
than mine ? Don't therefore diiturb yourfelf with vain 
Notions, at the time we ftand in Need of all our PalTion 
and Strength to fupport the War they are going to make 
upon us. 

He then kifs'd Julia'?> Hands, and by his Raptures, 
and the Motions of njs Heart, fufficiently difcovered the 
true State of bis Soul. It was already very late i Lovers 

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l§^ B TP L ITU S, 

'*foon forget themfelves when they are together, and the 

■^Hcurs of Love are very fhort : At laft our two Lovers 

°'|5artec!, but not without giving all the mutual Aflurances 
that could be, that they would love one anc ther till 
'Death. 

yu I: a intended to fhut herfelf up in her Clofet, there 
to ruminate upon the Oddnefs of their Adventure, and 

* Yipon the future Deportment towards my Lady Doug/as ; 

V"but it was not long before one of her Maids came to de- 
ifire her to come down Stairs to her Mother, who wanted 
to fpeak with her. Poor Lady, Ihe went down trem- 

"^■'■fcling, and with fuch Palenefs in her Countenance, that 
one would have believed flie was going to receive Sen- 
tence of Death ; and when fhe came into my Lord and 

"^'riny Lady's Apartment, fhe found them fo far changed 
in their Locks from what they ufed to appear to her, 
that Ihe was quite llartled thereat. You deviate fo far, 
fa:^ my Lad^ Douglas to her, from the Opinion I liad 
conceived of your Tendernefs, that I cannot at this 
Time give you the Name of my Child : How I Julia^ 
after you had been received and treated by us like our 
cwn Child, can you have fo little Gratitude in you, as 
to endeavour the Ruin of Hypolitus's Fortune, and to 
make his Heart rebellious againft his Duty to us } You 
have railed in him a PaiTion you know muft be difpleaf- 
ing to us ; you cajole us with the Hopes of your going 
into a Nunnery, whilft at the fame time, you take 
quite a contrary Meafure to what is becoming Julia^ of 
thofe Difpofitions fo full of Sincerity and Dutifulnefs we 
have infufed into you. Are you not llill the ^ame you 
always ufed to appear to us? 

7'he fair Julia was touched to the Quick at the Coun- 
tefles Reproaches ; (he was fo nice in what we call Duty 
and Sincerity, that Ihe thought it the higheft Piece of 
Jnjuftice that could be done her, to be charged with 
want thereof : She blulhed both for Shame and Spite to 
bave fo fevere a Reprimand given her. She kept her 
Kves fix'd upon the Ground for fome Time, but at lall 
turning them upon the Countefs, Ihe returned her an 
Anfwer, containing an equal Mixture of Modelty, and 
cf a noble Haughtinefs : I dun afure yoUf Madam j faid 

Ihe^ 



Eart !5f D o u G L A S4. "3.5 

Ihe, / ^-fn not ungrateful t ond the Obligations I ctxe you 
/ball nenjer be rafed -either out of any Remembrance or tsy 
Heart ; / atn ^willing to oivn to you at the fame 7itne% 
that 1 betrayed m'^felf by my tender Sentinunts for Hypo 
Jitus ; / thought 1 lo'ved him no othernvife than a Brother, 
and^tis in 'vain to deny it, Jince jfou Jtnc<w it already : 
^his Friendjhip Jhxiuld ne^ver ha've made any further Pro^ 
grefs in my Heart than 1 w^ould ha<ve luifhed it Jhould^ 
had I been Miftrefs of it i but 1 nvaj not fenfihU of my 
Misfortune till it avas too late, and paji Cure, H}'poli- 
tus'^ Cafe tvas as defperate as mine ; he protefied to mc in 
^ermsfo 'violent and fo con<vincing^ that his Life depexded 
on me ; that my Frailty fecondcd by certain particular Mc- 
ti'ves that engaged me in his BeJ:alfy I had not Pawner to 
deny hiin fome Jlcknonulcdgments ; and iv hat encoumgedm.e 
in Jht^cing this Indulgence both to him and to mylelf nvas, 
that I thought myfelf not altogether univorthy of the Hc' 
iiour of being •jour Relation. ""Tis true. Madam y- my For- 
tune is but moderate, but that ^ant ahvays make the Re- 
fofe and Happinefs of our Life ; / hanje heard fay, that 
the Union of Hearts is a moji necejfary Ingredient in Mar- 
riage, njohicb is not to ceafe till Death ; I have the Ho- 
nour to be related to you, as <well as my Lady Argyle, 
'whom you defign for Hypolitus, and So that, Ma- 

don, faid the Karl of Doug/as interrupting her, you 
thought it enough for my Son to love you, and you to lo've 
hi*ti, you thought that your Satisfaction and ours mufl be 
the fame ; but you ha^ve flattered yourfelf too far, and 
that for the future you may take fuch Meafures us nvill be 
vecefjary for your Repofe, I no-iv declare to you, that you 
muji either chufe to go into FranC-2 in a Nunnerv, or mar- 
ty the Earl of Bedford, there is no Medium to he ckofen 
betivixt theje tivo ; cojifider nxshat you think mofi con'veni- 
ent for yourfelf and let us knoiM your Rejolntion to 
Morronx). 

Julia, quite diftraded at fo rough a T'reatment, went 
out of the Room llrait to Hypslitus's Chamber, where 
Ihe fell into a vSwoon like one half dead. Lucilia came 
to give her all the neceffary Afliftance, bat as for poor 
Hypolitus, he was fo full of AfHidion, that he ftood no 
lefs in Need of Aid than his dear Miftrefs: But after 

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ig^ H r P L IT U\S, 

fome Time, being recovered out of her Swoon, {he told 
them every Thing that paffed in their Converfation with 
my Lord and my Lady. 

r. 'Twas at this Time they began to fet before their 
tSyes all the Misfortunes they foreiaw were intended for 
.them^ Was I too happy, juft Heaven, ctyd HypoUtm? 
'Was r too happy, to fee all my Hopes thus overturned 
^at once ? But, continud he, what is it I fay, my dear La- 
><^y ? If you are not againft me, who is able to feparate 

• our Hearts? Believe me, Hypolitusy /aid Jhe 'with a ten- 
der Look, 'tis Death alone can pirt us ; I am refolved to 
venture at All, and I promife you I will never alter my 
Sentiments ; not that I am infenfible of what I am likely 
to fufter ; but all my Pains will be welcome to me, lb 

Uong as they can contribute any Thing towards preferving 
for you your Julia. This faithful Lover touched to the 
Heart with Love and Acknowledgment, told her Q.\tTy 
Thing that m y be called tender and engaging upon 
fuch an Occafion as this ; but they were both of them 
put to the greateft Nonplus that could be, what An- 
fwer Julia was to give to Morrow to my Lord and Lady 
Douglas ; at lail they refolved, ilie was to dcfire a longer 
Time to confider of the Matter, or elfe to be carried 
into France i and if they did conient to the laft, then 

• Bypolitus was to go thither alio to fee Julia, but that 
£Tit fhould flatly rejeft the propofed Match with the Earl 
of Bedford in fuch Terms, as might forever after free her 
from any Importunities upon that Score. 

WhJlii: they were thus framing their Projeds, my 

Lord and my Lady Douglas were confulting with them- 

.felves what Courfe they had bell to take to be delivered 

vcf the Fear they lay under of feeing their Son involved 

in too deep a Paflion for Julia. If we carry her into 

France, faid they, he will doubtlefs go and find her 

out there ; Love never wants Ingenuity, and Hypolitus 

has Wit enough to find out a Way to meet with her; 

we can't make her a Nun againll hct Will, fo that the 

,beft Expedient will be to fend Hypolitus out of the VVay 

into foieigfi Countries; perhaps he will forget Julia 

wheii he kes her no more, and perhaps Ihe may alfo 

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Earl of Dou(S.lAs. 37 

change her Mind, and the Earl of Bedford^ Conlkncy 
jnay at laft prevail with her to marry him. 

Having taken this Refolution, which they thought 
moft fuitable to their prefent Intention?, they Tent Word 
to Julia by her dear Lucilia^ that they gave her fome 
longer Time to think of the Matter. This News re- 
vived in her fome fmall Glimpfe of Hope?, that my 
Loid Douglas intended to make them both happy; fhe 
communicated her Thoughts to her Lover, but he was 
not fo eafy to flatter himfelf as fhe. Oh ! dear Lady, 
faid he to her^ I only am too well acquainted with the 
Charader of thofe that oppofe our Satisfa(!:>ion, they 
will not fufier us to live long at Eafe ; my Soul is dif- 
iturbed, and I know not what it is that fcretels me our 
Tranquillity will be of no long Continuance. At ihefe 
Words Julia burfl out into Tear?, and Hypolitus did the 
like. It was not long before thefe Troubles they labour- 
ed in, produced fuch a Change in their Countenance, 
that my Lord and my Lady Douglas fearing they would 
both fall into fome dangerous Dillemper, thought fit to 
haften Hypolitus's Departure. For this Purpofe they got 
fecretly an Equipage in Readinefs, which being vtry 
fplendid, they hoped he would be well pleafed to fee 
himfelf thus fumptuoufly equipped, that he might ap- 
pear with the more Lullrein foreign Courts. Things 
being in this Forwardnefs, my Lord and my Lady fent 
one Day to fpeak with him : My Son^ faid my Lord, 
had ive no other Res;ard but to our onvn Satisfa^iorty Uis 
certain it njoould be much more f leafing to us to keep you 
near us than at a covfiderable Dijiance ; but you are no'W 
of an Agey ivhen it nxill feem undecent for you to fiay 
at Home i and therefore it njoill be requifite for you to go 
and fee other Countries , to fafhion yourjelf to auomplifh 
your Deportment y and render your Converfation more po- 
lite. We don't quejiion but that you are o-verjoyed to find 
us inclined to fecond your laudable Intentions of feeing the 
World; you jhall fixfi of all go into France, from thence 
to Italy, aftervjard into Germany, a?id fo return Aome 
by the Way of the Netherlands, and ^within three Tears 
i^itne five hope to fee you again ivith much Joy and Satis- 
fa^ion. Hypolitus was full of DiHra^on at this Pro- 

pofaJ, 



S« H rPO L ITU s, 

pofal, every Word was like a Dagger to him that wa« * 
llruck at his Heart, he was under the greateft Perplexity 
what to do ; fometimes he was for fpeaking out boldly, 
and telling them of his Pafiion for Jidia, tho' they 
were acquainted with it already, and that nothing on 
Earth fhould part them ; and that if they would fend 
him abroad, they muft firft fecure him in the Poffeffion 
of his Miitrefs ; but, foon changing his Mind, he be- 
gan to confider that this would ferve only to bring frefh 
Perfections upon this fair Lady, and that perhaps they 
would carry her where he fliould never hear any Tid- 
ings of her : To be Ihort, it is impoiTible to exprefs the 
oppofite and various Agitations of his Soul; My Lord 
and my Lady were not altogether infenfible of it, by 
the Uneafmefs and Irrefolution they obferved in him ; 
•but they thought it beft to dilTemble, and take no No- 
tice of what they knew caufed his Inquietude ; fo they 
told him they would have him go along with Monfieur 
de Bois Dauphin (the then French Ambaflador in Eng- 
land) into France, who being his intimate Friend, he 
could not meet with a better Conveniency than this ; 
but that he being ready to leave Eng/and in two Days 
Time, he had nothing elfe to do but to bellow it in tak- 
ing his Leave of his Friends. Hypolitus, concealing his 
Trouble as much as pofTibiy he could, told them coldly, 
•be would obey ; but that fo fudden a Departure was 
more like an Exilement than a voluntary travelling ; 
and fo he withdrew. 

He intended to have gone ftraightway to Julia'^s A- 
partment to give her an Account of what had paifed ; 
but he conlidered it would be requifire, above all other 
Things, to fpeak with the dearell of all his Friends, ia 
order to take his Meafures with him : So on Horfeback 
)ie mounted to the Earl of SuJ/ex'^s Houfe in London, not 
quellioning but that upon this Occafion he would prove 
as generous a Friend to him as he had done feveral other 
Times. Underftanding he was in the Park, he went 
thither, and met him in Company with the Earl oi Nor- 
thumberland, and of the Son of the Earl of Northumherm 
land. After the firft Civilities he took two or three Turns 
with them, and took the firft Opportunity to tell the 

Earl, . 



Earl of Douglas:" 39 

'Earl, with a low Voice, he had fomething of Confe- 
quenceto impart to him. 

The Earl of Suffolk foon parted from his Friends, 
telling them he would foon come to them again ; but 
turning towards Hyfolitus, You have obliged me very 
much, faid he, in giving me an Opportunity of leaving 
their Converfation, which was not very pleafing to me, 
fmce it was upon State Affairs, they intending to engage 
me in the Interell of the Princefs yane^ who, tho' fhe 
be very young and handfome, and Niece to our King 
Henry VIII. yet I can't but thinly the Princefs Mary, 
(wherein the Crown is to defcend into the Female Line) 
the lawful Heirefs of this Kingdom. He was going on 
in the fame Difcourfe, without obferving that his Friends 
hearkened to it, not without much Dillurbance and In- 
quietude, till coming into a folitary Walk, We are now 
at full Liberty, faid the Earl to Hypolifus, embracing 
him^ fpeak, my dear Friend, and don't delay to tell me 
wherein it is I can ferve you. You may do me a great 
deal of Service, faid he, in the Condition I am reduced 
to thro' the harfti Treatment of my Father ; J know not 
where to look for Aid but from fo true a Friend as you 
are: My dsar Earl, continued he, I am almoil deipe- 
rate ; I am going into France with Bois Dauphin^ the 
French Miniller, who is recalled by his Mafter ; I am to 
leave yulia^ the fame Julia whom I adore, and who is 
the only Enjoyment of my Life ; you are fo well ac- 
quainted with my Sentiments, that I need not infift upon 
that Point any further at prefent ; but, let come of it 
what will, I am refolved to pretend only that I am a 
going, but will fend my Servant to your Country-Seat, 
(if you approve of it) and will myfelf lie concealed 
there, to take all Opportunities that poffibly I can of fee- 
ing my Millrefs. 

All that is in my Pov/er, faid the Earl, is at your 
Difpofal as much as if it were your own j but, give me 
Leave to tell you, it will be a hard Task to deceive 
the Earl of Douglas for any confiderable Time. Were 
it but for one Day, replied the amorous Hypolitus, it 
will be very delightful to me, fince it fhall be fpent in 
feeing of Julia, But tell me whether you will oblige 

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'40 HTPOLITUS, 

me in it ? ' Whether I will oblige you, r? zV^ de Ear/, 

truly this is a difobliging Queliion, and 1 hoped yoa 
knew mc much better than I find you do. Hvpo/itus, 
embracing him, asked his Pardon, and having returned 
vhim Thanks for his Kindnefs, he was for going away 
as fall as he could, being very impatient to return to his 
dear Miilrefs, but the Earl would needs go along with 
him part of the Way. Whilil they were upon the Road, 
Alas ! faiii be^ if an Abfence of fome Hours is fo trou- 
blefome to me, what would become of me if it were 
for Years ? It would be impoliible for me to Jive long 
without her, I Ihould die infallibly for Grief So foon 
as they came in Sight of my Lord Douglas's Seat they 
parted, and Hypolitus foon after faw Julia looking out 
of a Window, and making a Sign to come to h:r; he 
made all the Halle he could. And from whence come 
you. Brother, faid (he to him ? What I after io long 
Conference with my Lord and my Lady, you mount on 
Horfeback without giving me an Account of what Dif- 
courie paffed betwixt you ? Oh ! Brother, is it thus you 
love me ! Methinks, had I been in your Place, I ihould 
not have done fo. 

Tho' Hypolitiis knew himfelf not in the Wrong, and 
that he might eafily juftify his Conduft, neverthelel's Jw 
//rt's Anger had fuch an Influence upon him, that her 
Reproaches rendered him quite fpceehJeis ; but after 
having recovered his Senfes, he told her, with an Air 
full of Refpeft, My lovely Julia, ought not 1 to com- 
plain of your Surmizes ? How is it poiLble you iliould 
thus fufped my Heart, and that upon fo flight an Occa- 
lion .? Certainly you are not fufficiently fenfible of my 
Paflion, thus to accufe me. Julia had too much Ten- 
dernefs for him to fuffer him to continue long under that 
Inquietude, whereof fhe was the Caufe. I mud confefs, 
■/aid Jhe^ I am in the wrong to give ycu this Trouble ; 
we are unfortunate enough already, without my being 
injurious to create us new Pains, Come, let us make 
Peace, my dear Lady, replied Hypolitus, kijjing her 
Hand^ I agree with you, that our Misfortunes are fuffi- 
ciently great without any Addition of our own ; ray Fa- 
ther will have me leave you, he intends to fend me in;o 

France, 



. Earl of DouGtAS.'- ^^ 

France, but I have taken fuch Meafures as not to go out 
of England ; the only Thing we have to do now, is to 
concert Meafures how we may fee one another. 

He then gave her an Account of what Refolution he 
had taken with the Earl of SuJJeXy and afcer feveral De- 
liberations how they might now and then fpeak to one 
another in private, they defined Lucilia to come, becaufe 
they concealed nothing from her ; ComCy dear SiJIer, 
faid Julia to her, come to our Aid, your Mind is much 
more free from^roubles than ours, and you ^will therefore 
fooner think of a good Expedient than ive ; and they told 
her what they were consulting about. Lucilia was lilent 
for fome Time, but foon after told them. She kneiv a 
Pair of Back- flairs leading out of their apartment into 
cne of the darkcji Walks of the Garden, at the End 
^whereof, juft at the Extremity of the Wildernefs, there 
nvas a little Door looking into the Field j that they mujl 
get a Key to it, and that Jhe ivould go do'n.n thefe pri'uate 
Stairs in the Evening, unperceived by any Body, to open 
it, and let Hypolitus in. Nothing couKi be better con- 
trived, cried he. It is true, /mV Julia, but what Name 
will you give to this Contrivance ? I am not your Siller, 
and if you let him in at Night, this will be like an AC- 
fignation, and I think there ought a better Decorum to 
be ojferved in our Interview. Are your Circumllances 
fuch, replied Lucilia, as to infill with the ulmoll Nicety 
upon fuch Matters ? 'iho' my Brother is not your Bro- 
ther, yet is he to be your Spoufe. I engage I will ne- 
ver leave you alone whilit your Interview laib, tho', in 
fo doing, I run the Risk of expcfing my Tel f to my Fa- 
ther's, and my Mother's Anger : 1 will willingly do it, 
to give you the utmoll Demonilraticns of my Friend- 
fhip. And as for me, my charming Lady, fn'd Hypoli- 
tur, me, fays /, who liay in England for no other Rea- 
fon than to have the Opportunity of feeing you now and. 
then in this Place, wiiat mull l)ecome of me, if you 
will not confent to it ? I had as good go into France. 
Is that your meaning, Julia P You have a mind to ba- 
nilli me. You are too well acquainted-wicii what Power 
you have over me to engage me ; however, consider 
what Danger we are going to expofe ourfeives to ; the 

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42 HTPOLITUS, 

very Thought of it makes me dreaxi it mod cru«Hy 
They did all they could to remove her Fear, and the 
fame Evening Hyp$litus took a Pattern of the Key in 
Wax, which he fent immediately to the Earl of SuJJex 
by his yalet de Chambre, in order to have another madie 
after it, which he intended to deliver to JuHa before his 
pretended Departure. 

I'his being done accordingly, and the Day appoint- 
ed for HypoHtus\ Departure come, my Lord would 
needs condud him to London^ intending to fee him a- 
board the Yacht ; but contented himlWf to fee him in 
his Barge with his Attendants, and embracing biiii 
with all the Txlarks of Tendernefs at parting, he return- 
ed well fatisiied to fee his Son take \i\^ Leave of him 
without the lealt Reludancy. . 

Hypolitus, coming aboard the Yacht, found Monfieur 
de Bois IXauphifi to be tlie/e before him, and knowing 
him to be his trufty Friend, he took him afide, and 
told him, That iince fome irrefiitible Reasons obliged 
him to flay in England^ he would open his whole Heart 
to him, that he conjured him to take Compaffion of his 
prefent Condition, and that he hoped the Confidence he 
put in him would produce an EfFetl fui table to what 
he expeded from his Gcodnefs ; and difcerning by his 
Countenance and Aftions a favourable Difpoiition in 
him to ferve him, he told him, his Intention was to en- 
gage my Lord and my Lady Douglas into a Belief of his 
being iick at Diept becaufe if they Ihould pretend he lay 
ill at Paris^ his Father would wonder he Ihould hear no 
Tidings of him by the Englijh Miniiler, and fome other 
Gentlemen of that Nation, refiding at the French 
Court: But that if he would write to my Lord Douglas 
to that Purpofe, and deliver it to him, he would make 
ufe of it in due Time; that, laft of all, he was obliged 
to confefs to him, that the Prefervation of his Life de- 
pended upon his Goodnefs in granting his Bequeft. I 
underhand you, faid Monjieurdc Bois Dauphin, fmiling, 
you are in Love, my Lord, and you would have me, 
in order to favour your Paffion, expofe myfelf to my 
Lord your Father's Indignation ; but, be that as it will, 
1 have been young, as you are now, and I find a cer- 
tain 



^IsEOrl of Douglas. 43 

tain Inclination within me rather to efpoufe yours than 
your Father's Caufe : Come, I will write immediately 
juft as you will have me. HypoUtus, overjoyed at his 
Courtefy, returned him all imaginable Thanks for fo 
fignal a Piece of Service, and having received his Letter 
from his Hands, wherein he told his Father, that his 
Son was forced co Itay behind at Diep by reafon of his 
Illnefs, he took Leave of liim, and got into one of 
the Ships Boats (becaufe he had fent back his Father's 
Barge immediately) and fo was carried to London^ where 
Jie landed at the Tow^r Wharff, the Earl of SuJJix ex- 
peding his Return there in his Coach, and had brought 
along with him a Gentleman in whom he could confide, 
with fome Horfes, who was to condud his Friend and 
his Servants to his Couniry-Seat, where they did not ar- 
rive till pretty late, it being requifite they Ihould come 
at fuch a Time when no Body might fee and take no- 
tice of HjpoUtus, whofe Tiioughts being altogether with 
yulia, began to bemoan his Fate, becaufe he could not 
be in the fame Houfe with her. 

I ufed to talk to her every Moment, faU he to the 
Barl of SulTex, luho Jiaid that Night ivith him in the 
Country, I had the Freedom to come into her Chamber 
forty times a Day, and, in fpite of all my Lady's Cau- 
tions, we found out Ways and Means to lee one another 
alaioil every Hour in the Day j bat at prefent we are at 
a great many Miles Dillance, which, tho' it may feem 
no great Matter to indifferent Perfons, I find it too much 
for one that ioves : Add to tlii?, what continual Precau- 
tions I fhall be obliged to take at our Meetings, what 
Fc;aT3 of being difcovercd I Ihall be expofed to, and of 
a thoufand unlucky Accidents a Man can neither avoid 
nor forefee, and which too often will break all cur Mea- 
fures at one Stroke. You are very amorous, /aid the 
Earl, interrupting him^ <zvith a SmiUy tliefe faife Alarms 
which thus dilcompofe you without any real Occafion^ 
being the Effeds of a moll violent Paflion : Pray do but 
conlider, continued he, is it not much better to be here, 
than to be at Sea in a Yacht, which perhaps at this ve- 
ry Hour being under full Sail with a fair Gale towards 
the Coait of France, would foon carry you at a greater 

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44 H TP L ITUS, 

I>iflance from your beloved Miftrefs ? Don't you think 
it a Happinefs to find your Attendants fo pliable in o- 
teying your Orders, and even that fame Gentleman, 
yi^iOr by reafon of his Age, and his Station of being 
appointed by the Earl of Douglas foT your Governor, 
had the moft Occafion to be lurprized at your Return, 
and to ask you the Reafon of it, was the firft who gave 
9 good Example to the reft ; I proteft to you I wonder 
at your good Fortune, and find no Reafon to pity you, 
lince Julia is contented you fhould come and fee her, 
this being in my Opinion a moft effential Demonllration 
of her Friendfhip. 

Perhaps, . replied Hypolitus, ivith fame Impatience, I 
am in the wrong not to be fatisfied with my good For- 
tune; but Alas .' mj dear Earl, were you fenfible what 
a violent Paffion is, you would foon be of my Opinion ; 
but you ad; the Coquet with the fair Sex, you tell a 
thoufand pretty Things to every Lady you meet with, 
and never love any of them: I have often wondred, 
nay, have been angry at it. My dear Hypolif us » /aid 
the Earl^ interrupting him^ you fancy the true Felicity 
of Life to confift m loving beyond all Meafurc, but I am 
of a quite contrary Sentiment : I would have a Man ap- 
pear gallant among the Ladies, I would have him alfo 
make his Addreffes to them, in order to merit fomc 
of their Favours ; but I would not have him engaged fo 
far as to difturb his own Tranquility, or to make him 
negleft either his Duty or his Fortune. C^far was amo- 
rous in Time of Peace, but indifferent to Ladies in 
Time of War; Every Kingdom or Province he came 
into afforded him a new MiUrefs, and thus Love in great 
Men ought net to go beyond an Amufement ; but, af- 
ter all, I would not have a Man be without it, becaufe 
we owe moft of our Politenefs to the Converfation of 
Ladies, fince it, by Degrees, fmooths our Temper, 
and takes away its Roughnefs, for it muft be confeffed 
that they -are moft refined in Converfation ; notwith- 
ftanding ail this, I ftill am of Opinion, that nothing is 
more dangerous than thofe violent frenzlcal Pailions, 
which dilenable us to think of any thing, befidcs how 
ta, -adore our Miftreffes. A Man under thefe Circum- 
' ftances 



Earl of DotfGLAs. 4^ 

ftances foon grows troublefome to all the World, nay^ 
even to himfelf ; he is unfit for civil Society, he crys, 
he fighs, always dillurb'd, and very often jealous and 
peeviBi : You pay dearly for a happy Moment, which 
is preceded and followed by a thoufand others that dif^ 
turb your Reft For God's Sake, crfd Hypolitus, ;>p^. 
terrupting hiniy your Criticifm is too fevere, and your 
Palate out of Tafte, two or three fuch Interlocutions 
would make me your irreconcilable Enemy, and I an* 
not able to tell you what a Paflion you have put me into 
whilft you was framing your Procefs againft the True 
Looter. The Earl of Sujpx burft out a Laughing, and 
told him, he would vex him no more, provided he 
would not contradi<^ him in his Way of loving after 
his own Fancy. ^ 

It being day-break before they finffhed their Difcourfe, 
they did not rife out of their Bed till it was pretty 
late. Hypolitus defired the Earl to go to Buckingham 
Houfe, in Order to fettle Matters with Julia and Lu- 
cilia, to let him in at the back Gate near the little 
Wood. He willingly accepted of the Commiflion, and 
my Lord and my Lady Douglas having a great Elleem 
for him, th.^y were both overjoyed to fee him ; You 
come in a lucky Time, /aid wy Lady Douglas to the 
Early to give me fome Confolation on Account cf the 
Departure of my Son, which much afflidls me. You 
are the Occafion of it yourfelf, Madam, /aid he to her^ 
fmce it was your Will it fhould be fo, and in your Power 
to have kept him near you, if you had thought it con- 
venient. I take you, Sir, /aid Jhe, to reproach me with 
fuiFering him to leave us ; but in Truth, tho' his Ab- 
fence caufes me Abundance of Pain, I fee not how we 
could do otherwife than let him go abroad ; Tender- 
nefs muft give Way fometimes to Intereft, I hope we 
may fee him again with Satisfadion within thefe three 
Years. Lucilia and Julia were in the Room whilft 
they talked thus, and the Earl of Bedford coming in 
foon after, the Earl of Sujfex entertained Lucilia, bc- 
caufe the Earl of Bedford had feated himfelf next Julian 
Every Thing being regulated betwixt Lucilia and him^ 



46 HTPOLITUS, 

concerning the noftarnal Interview, he took his Leave 
and returned to HypolitMs. 

It was judged raoft expedient they (hould go thither 
in a Difguife, for Fear of being known and difcovered 
upon the Road, which they did accordingly, hiding 
their Hairs under their Bonnets, and fo they fet out on 
their Journey about ten o' Clock : It happened to be a 
very fine Night, and very ftill and quiet ; they took no 
more than a Valet de Chambre along with them, who 
was to take Care of their Horfes : They came to the 
little back Gate, which being open, they entred into 
the Garden, and the two Sifters, who were not far ofF» 
hearing the Noife, immediately came to meet them. 

Hypoiitus and Julia fek at this Meeting all that can 
be fuppofed to proceed from a violent Paflion; their Con- 
verfation run for fome Time upon general Matters, but 
ibon after they parted Companies, tho' neither of them 
went out the fame Walk : Hypoiitus leading his Miftrefs 
by the Hand, as the Earl of Sujfex did Lucilia. Thanks 
to Heaven, dear Hypoiitus^ /aid Jhe to hinit our Abfence 
has not been very long, and you are come back in Spite 
of all the Precautions they have taken to feparate us. 
Were my Paflion for you, my dear Julian /aid he, lefs 
violent than it is, perhaps I might have found it diffi- 
cult to furmount fo many Obftacles ; but my Love is too 
ftrong, and too ingenuous to be check'd by all the Ob- 
ftacles they can put in my Way. You were fcarce gone, 
continued Jhe, but your Mother talk'd to me in Private, 
and with fuch Uemonftrations of Friendfhip as almoll 
furpriz^d me, confidering how Matters ftood betwixt us ; 
told me, Ihe had Peafon to believe I intended not to em- 
brace a religious Life, and that therefore flie was obliged 
to advife me, as the beft Friend and Relation I had in 
the World, to give a favourable Ear to the Earl of Bed- 
ford''^ Addrefles, who was t Man of Honour, of Qua- 
litv, and of a great Eftate ; and. that once for all, I 
muli bid Farewel to all Thoughts of a Marriage be* 
twixt you and I ; that fhe could not but frankly tell me, 
that it was I that was the only CauTe of your Abfence, 
and that neither my Lord nor ihe would ever confeot to 
your "Return till I was married. And what Anfwer pray 
^ did 



JS^>'/ ^ Douglas. \3: ^^ 

did you give them, my dear Lady^ faid Hypotitas with 
fome Impatience ? I told her, continued (he. That as 
for the Earl of Bedfard, I begg'd of her never to men* 
tion any more to me, fihce nothing in the World couM 
have a greater Arerfion againll him than I had i and, 
that tince flie had fixed your Abfence for three Years, V 
laight, ndt without fome Reafon, promise my felf (he 
would allow me fome more time to confider of the Mat- 
er^ fince all the Repofe of my Life depended on it. 

She could tiot refufe me fo reafonable a Requefl ; 
and the Earl c^ Bedford zovain^ at the fame time when 
the Earl ofSoJex was here, he began to renew his Ad- 
drelTes, till at Ikfl I told him, That his Perfeverance 
had quite tired my Patience; that hitherto I confidered 
him as one that was indifferent to me; but that the 
cafe was altered now, and that I could not look upon 
him now, but with an invincible Averfion ; and that, 
if he had a mind to make me Unfortunate, he might 
continue to make his Addrefies to me. How, Madam, 
crj'd he^ And will you enjoyn me not to fee you ? Yes, 
replyM J, I mort: earneftly require you would let me be 
at refl. Oh ! Madam, continued he, you reduce me to 
Dcfpair, Will you envy mc the only Felicity I have 
left in the World ? I love, nay, I adore you, and 
what will become of me if I (hould not fee you ? You 
muft endeavour to cure yourfelf, faid I, of a Paflion 
^vhich is only troublefome to me, and which makes you 
fnUtr in vain : Having fpoken thefe Words I left him ; 
but could at the fame time fee all the Marks of Defpair 
in his Eyes. Ah f my dear Lady, how happy am I, 
aihd how much am I indebted to you for this Sacrifice, 
faid HypoHtus to her? It does not deferve the Name of 
a Sacrifice, reply'd Juliay I am very well pleas'd when 
I have an Opportunity of treating him at that fcurvy 
Rate; fo that you are not obliged to me upon that 
Store. 

Thus having entertained one another for a confide- 
rabte time, and given one another a Thoufand recipro- 
cal Affurances and Oaths of an everkfting Fideiit/,^* 
they agreed to fe« t)ne another as often as poffibly^" 

the/ 



48 H TP L ITUS, 

they could, for which purpofe a Valet dc Chambrc tof 
the Earl of Su//ex was to walk every Day once, at leaft, 
through the Garden (for fear of being taken notice of 
if he ftou'd come fo often into the Houfe) and when- 
ever he found a Flower-pot with Flowers (landing in a 
certain Window of ju/ia's Apartment, this was to fervc 
as a Signal for Hypolitus to come the next following 
Night to the Back-Gate near the Wood. Every thing 
being thus concerted, they parted, but with fo much Re- 
gret, that had it not been for the Earl of SuJJex and 
Lucilia, who urged them fo to do, they had ftaid toge- 
ther till Day-light. 

In the mean Hypolitus had taken Care to have Mon- 
fieur de Bois Dauphin's Letter delivered ro the Earl of 
Douglas by an unknown Hand. The News of thelil- 
nefs of his beloved Son caufcd no fmall Trouble and 
Vexation in the whole Family, but efpecially to the 
£arl ; and the Son writ from time to time Letters to 
the Father, as if they had been dated at Diep: Some- 
times he would tell him he was on the mending hand ; 
and at another time, that he was worfe again, accord- 
ing as he judg'd it beft for his purpofe, whiift he enjoy'd 
the Satisfaflion unknown to tvtry Body, of frequently 
feeing his Miftrefs. They continued in this happy 
State for above two Months, without the leaft finifter 
Accident or Obftacle; but their Satisfaction was too^reat 
to laft muih longer ; Fortune, envious of the fweet En- 
joyment£'of Love, would needs difturb their Felicity. 

The Earl q{ Bedford^ touched to the very Heart with 
Grief at what yulia had told him when he made her 
the lafl Vifit, had taken a Refolution never to fee her 
again, and if poflible not fo much as to think of her 
any more. He upbraided himfelf, he kept more Com- 
pany than he us'd to do, nay, he wilh'd he might meet 
with fome Lady or other, whofe Perfeftions might ef- 
face Out of his Heart Julia'% Charms ; but thefe were 
fp far beyond all thofe he faw or knew, that when he 
began to compare them to yulia, they appeared dif- 
pifeable in his Eyes, and lerved only to encreafe his 
Love for her. At lail his PaiTion augmented to fuch a 

Degree 



Earl of Do V GL AS, 49 

Degree, that he began to haveRecourfe to violeat Re- 
medies, and refolved to any off ^i//ia by Force, f 
am Ture, faid he to one of his Friends, my Lord Dau- 
glas will be very glad of the Match, becaufe his Lady 
is defcended oi my Family, and he himCelf has offsir'd 
nje his eldell Daughter in Marriage ; perhaps he is un- 
willing to conftrain Julia to marry me, but when I 
once have got her in my Power, I am apt to believe 
he will be lo far irom being my Enemy, that he will 
contribute much as in him lies to make me happy. 

To put his Defign in execution with all pclfible Ex- 
pedition, he pitched upon my Lord Douglas's Gardi- 
ner, who had formerly lived with him, and knowing 
him to be a covetous and daring Fellow, he look'd 
u|>on him as a fit Irftrjment to afiill him in the carry- 
ing off of this youngXady : He lent for him, gave him 
a- good Sum of ALjney, and p.omiied him more, if he 
v/ould be aiding in bringing his Defgn about. 'Twill 
be aneafy Alatier for you to corapal's it, faid this Fel- 
low to iiim, I have the Key of the little back Gate at 
the farther End of the Garden, and 1 can cocdu^ you 
through a dark Walk to a little Pair of back Stairs, 
leading up diredtly into yuUa\ Apartment ; I a-n fare 
that Door is very feldcm lock'd, becaufe I us'd to go 
up in the Evening to carry her fome Flowers and Fruits;- 
fo you rnay eafiiy carry her off, without making the 
kail Ncifc in the Family. 

The Earl feeing every thing ready to favour his De- 
ugn, appointed a certain Day for its Execution. He 
went accordingly, attended only by two Gentlemen, his 
faithful Friends, about eleven a Clock at Night, and 
finding the back Door open, left one of the Gentlemen 
at a fmall Diilance thence with the Horfes, whilll he 
and the other entred the Garden without making the 
leall Noife. As \\\ Fortune would liave it, this hap- 
pened juilupon one of theie Evenings when a Meeting 
had been appointed l^ewixt LucH'ia^ yul'ta, H^p/htus, 
and the Earl of Su/Jix ; and the two £rll, as they were 
goifig to let them m, efpi^d tv/o Men by the Light of 
the Mooa ; but the Walk leading thither being pretty 

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50 HTPOLITUS, 

daric and thick of Trees, they could not difcern whether 
they were the fame Perfons they look'd for j as thefe 
on the other hand feeing two Women coming that Way 
were for Hiuning them and concealing themfelves. What 
makes you (hew fo little Concern for your Julia^ my 
dear Hypolitus, faid (he to the Earl of Bedford? You 
don't make hafte to meet me ! nay, it feems as if you 
were inclined fhun me, what means this Coolnefs ? 
Thefe obliging Reproaches were fufficient to make the 
Earl know his Miilrefles Voice, who was almoft dif- - 
trailed that thefe tender Exprelfions were not intended 
for him : however, overjoyed to meet with her in the 
Garden, he anfwered her not one Word for fear of dif» 
covering himfelf; but making a Sign to the Gentle- 
man that was along with him, to take afide Lucilia, 
and keep her from making a Noife, he himfelf at once 
laid hold on Julia^ and being a lufty ftrong Perfon, he 
carry*d her in fpite of all the Refiftance^fhe could make, 
to the foremen tion'd Back-Gate, juft when Hypolitui 
and the Earl of St/Jfex came into the Garden ; and it 
being a very clear Moonlight-Night, and the Earl of 
Bedford not far from thence, they perceived at firft 
Sight every thing that pafs'd. Who is able to exprei's 
the Fary of Hypolifus f Love and Anger foon made him 
draw his Sword, and the Earl of Bedford letting go his 
Hold did the fame, and the Gentleman that came along 
with him was glad to quit Lucilja : They were all four 
brave, and animated by a juft Refentment againft one 
another. Poor ^u/ia and Lucilia were put to the great- 
ell Nonplus that could be, what Refolution to take ; 
for if they called for Help, Hypolitus mull of Neceffity 
be difcover'd; if they did not, they feared his dellruc- 
tion. 

In the mean while the Gardiner fearing, not with- 
out Reafon, that the Clalhingof the Swords might 
be heard in the Family, he went thither himfelf, and 
having told the Earl of Douglas of it, he halined into 
the Garden in Perfon, juft as his Son was running the 
Earl of Bedford through the Body, which made him 
dxop in an Iftftant. H;^pylitui hearing a Nolle of feveral 

more 



Earl of D o u G L A s . . . 5 ti > 

more Perfons coming that Way, told the Earl it wail -. 
Time to fecure their Retreat i but they found the little- » 
Gate lock'd up, and all the Earl's Family running that/io 
Way ; fo into the Gardner's Lodge they got, where they 
baricada d up the Door, whilil my Lord Douglas polled 
his Servants round about it to prevent their making their 
Efeape, little thinking it had been his Son and the Earl . 
of SuJ/ex that were come thither in Difguife. He or- 
dered the Earl oF Bedford to be carried into the Houle, 
and for Fear, in Cafe he fhould happen to die, his^ 
Death might be laid at his Door, he fent for a Conllabie;' , 
this Night Magiltrate, with his Attendants, came well, 
armed after their Manner at Day-break, jull when //>•- 
politus and the Earl of Sujfex had been opening their 
Way with their Swords, thro' thofe that guarded the 
Lodge, and had infallibly made th;;ir Elcape, becaufe 
they drove my Lord's Servants before them, juH as two 
young Lions would have done a Parcel of Curs, had, 
they not been furrounded by the Conftable and his Af-^, 
fillantSt who crying out they Ihould knock them down^ . 
and rather kill them than fulfer them to get cfT, they^. 
thought it better to furrender themfelves, than to expofQ,* 
their Lives at fuch vail Odds. •; 

Julia and Lucilia were fitting all this while under 4;- 
Tree, almofl half dead with Fear and Vexation, whicE^ „ 
was fuch as is paft expreffing it ; but when they faw-^ 
them carried Prifoners to the Houfe, they fo]lGv,ed them 
at feme fmall Diftance, fo as not to lofe Sight of them..: 
The Countefs of Douglas, big with Expcdatlon to fee, , 
them, as they were brought into the Dining- Room, or-t 
dered their Bonnets to be taken off (^vhich concealed^- 
their Hair, and in fome Meafure hid their Faces ;) but . 
fhe no fooner difcovered Hypolitus, but fetching a great.* 
Cry, Jull Heaven, /aid Jhe^ 'tis my Son, and fo fell fa-' 
to a deep Swoon, \\\y Lord Douglas, who had not take)) ^ 
Notice hitherto of what had' happened, turning tliaf "•' 
Way, was not a little furprized to iind his Son Prifdner "^ 
in his own Houfe, when he thought Kim to be fick at'! 
Diep: He was not able to fpcak tor feme Time, btit at':,' 
laft recollefting Kimfelf, and looking upon 411111 'wjtfr 
Byes fparkling with Anger, Is itpJfihl'ethat'^Ai^lP 

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52 HYPOLITUS, 

fee be truet is it you Hypolitas ? What is your meaning 
by all this ? j^t a Time ichen Ifuppofedyou to be in France, 
/ Jin d you difguifedin myonvn Houfe nvith Sivord inHajid, 
and under the Misfortune of having twounded a G'entle- 
frtan^ n/jho ivas our real friend, one nvho bears the fame 
Name as your Mother does, and nvho is a Perfon both of a 
great Ef ate and Intereji? What do you thinkivillbe the End 
of this ? For my Part I think you fo unrjoor'thy of my Pro- 
te6iiony that I am fully refolved to lea've you abfolutely to 
the Se-verity of the Latv. 

/ yulia, who till now had remained in one Corner of 
the Room, being now no longer Miftrefs of her Pain 
and Fear, Oh f Father, cry'd fhe, throwing herfelf at 
his feet, and crying vioft bitterly^ no Body defer^ves to he 
punijhed but my/elf becaufe Hypolitus <ivas obliged to fight 
the Earl of Bedford in 7ny Defence ; and had it ?iot been 
Jhr hiiny he had carried me aivay, he held me in his Arms 
<tnd njoas hurrying me anvay by Force, and in a moji rude 
and barbarous Manner : Difcharge all your Aiiger upon 
iKe, continued (he, fpare your onion Blood, and rather he 
p^ofufe of mine. Withdranjj, Julia, faid the Earl, endea- 
vouring to hide Part of his Refentment, / find there is 
more in the Bottom of it than I could nvijh for ; go along 
tvithyyur Sifier to your Chamber, and do7it fiir thence 
tJuithout my Order. 

The unfortunate Julia, as fhe was going to her Con- 
finement, cafl a melancholy, but very amorous Look at 
her Lover ; who, foon fenfible of the EfFeds thereof, 
rtop'd her : He, I fay, who had not fo much as fpoken 
qne Word in his own Behalf, would not be wanting in 
taking his dear MiftrelTes Part : $ir, nuhat has Julia 
done, faid he to his Father, youpunijh her for my Faults P 
What is it Jhe has committed to defernje fo ill a Treatment 
at your Hands ? Hold your longue, young Confidence, faid 
itiy Lord, dont exafperate tne more^ and fo he parte4 
<with them. ,. 

The Earl of ^ujfex, who was a Spcftator of this wKofe 
Scene, was ready to run diftratled at this unlucky Ac- 
cident, and my Lady Douglas no fooner was recovered 
out of her Swoon, but fhe addrefs'd herfelf to him : 
$ir, Jaid.fpe, you are.a.ye^ry dangerous Friend; you 



^^ Earl of Douglas; 5^ 

have fliewM tco much Complaifance for my Son's Frail- 
ties J you fee alas ! :o what Extremities we are rcduc'id 
to ; can there be a more deplorable Cafe than oui's ? I 
think H;poUtus\ Cafe, replyed the Earl n.':ith a gredt 
deal of Refolution^ is much more worthy of CompaSion, 
you are too rigorous in exa«5ling fo ftrift an Obedience, 
and to fend him away at a Time, when you knew He 
was fo violently in Love. 'Tvvas done, [aid the Conntefs, 
interrupting him, to cure him of this Paffion ; we were 
in Hopes that Abfence would produce the fame Effeft 
as it does in mofl Men ; and I believe, had my Son not 
found you fo much difpo^ei to ferve him, he had gone 
for France, and don't doubt but would have forgot Ju- 
lia by this Time. 

VVhilft they were thus difputing the Matter, in ccmes 
the Surgeon who had drefs'd tlie Earl of Bedford''^ 
Wounds, and told them, he had no lefs tlian three ; and 
that one appeared to him to be mortal. The Conftable un- 
derllanding this, required my Lord Douglas to deliver up 
his Son to him, in order to have him examined and 
committed to "Ne^Mgatei but my Lord found Means to 
engage the next Juftice of Peace to take Bail for his Son's 
Appearance to the Value of 2000 Pounds Sterling. My 
Lord and my Lady Douglas ^ and the Earl oi SuJJcx would 
have withdrawn with the reft, becaufe they had con- 
ceived a fingular Averfion againft him ; but this gene- 
rous Friend feemedas if lie did not perceive it, anddiff.m- 
bling his Refentment at this Time, told them frankly 
he would run the fame Fate with Hypolitus ; that he rc- 
folved not to leave him, and that if he were to be ru- 
ined, he would bear his Share in his Deflruclion : So 
they were lock'd up in one Apartment, and Julia and 
Lucilia were as narrowly confined in theirs. 

Matters being thus regulated at Home, my Lord and 
my Lady Douglas went llraightway to London^ and ini- 
n?ed lately waited upon the Countefs Dowager of Bed- 
ford: '$)\\Q was not unacquainted with her Sou's Paffion for 
Julia, and had given her Confent iliat he might feek 
htr in Marriage, but knew nothing of the lall Night's 
Adventure ; fhe was no lefs afflitl^d at the Danger ihe 
finderltood he was in, than at the-Oddnefs tjf the iMis- 

D 3 fortune 



', ?54 HTPOLITU S, 

fortune he had brought upon himfelf. You may, per- 
haps, Madam, /ai^ my Lord to her^ create us Abun- 
dance of Trouble, but in the End it will fall heaviefl 
upon yourfelf j for when it fhall be proved at his Trial, 
that the Earl was attempting to carry off Julia by 
Force, and that her Brother, to refcue her, was forced 
to fight him, and gave him his Wound on that Account, 
all the Blame will be laid at your Son's Djor ; therefore 
I would have you confider whether you will be fatisfied 
with the Offer I intend to make you ; that is, I will con- 
defcend fo far as to fend Hypolitus abroad for three Years, 
that he may be no Eye-fore to you ; and in Cafe the 
Earl of Bedford recovers of his Wounds, and that his 
Paflion for "Julia is ftill the fame as 'twas before, I will 
do all that is in my Power to make her marry him. 

My Lady Bedford told them, ftie would refolve upon 
nothing in a Cafe of this Nature without the Advice of 
her neareft Friends and Relations, who, upon this dif- 
mal News repairing to her Houfe, and being confulted 
\vitnal concerning rny Lord Douglas's Propofition, they 
\\ iliingly agreed to it, telling my Lady, Ihe cculd de- 
fire no moie, and that they wondered my Lord would 
conientto his Son*s Departure out ^^ England', but they 
were altogether Strangers to thofe fecret Motives that in- 
duced him to make this Ofler. Eveiy Thing being fet- 
tled betwixt them, the Earl of Douglas went immediately 
in his Barge to Grat'efettd, (being informed that a V^ef- 
fel lay there ready to fail for Leghorn) with a Refolution 
to fend away Hypolitus aboard her, not doubting but 
that the ///z//^;/ Beauties would foon make him kTgttEr/g- 
land, and what he had left behind him there. Hz agreed 
/"/ "iVjfh the Captain for the Price of his Tranfportation ; 
and being told by him, that he was ready, and rtaid 
only for a fair Wind, and therefore much queiiioned 
whether he fhould have Time -enough to fend for his 
.^ ' Paflenger out of t;he Country, my Lord told him, he 
.\ -"would brino; iiis Son to London, to be ready to embark as 
'"A 7fpon as Opportunity fhould prefent. ' 

T * [ Tis impbffible to reprefent the deplorable State ffyfo- 

"^' '//)»/ was redu^ec^ to ; he feared ie very Thing in Behalf 

' ' "ipf T^/^«, a'iici'*did not inthe- lealt doubt, but that his 

".^..viV:,y^ Father 



Earl cf Dou G LAS. 55 

Fatlxer was feeking means for their Separation. Thefe Tad 
Refie(ftions would certainly have thrown him into Dcf- 
pair, had not that Courage, which was natural to him, 
triumphed over all his Misfortunes. ^]e could not pie- 
vail fo far upon any of thofe that were fet to guard him, 
to connive at his E:capc, but he found it no great Dif- 
ficulty to learn by them every Thing that paiTed j for 
looking upon him in fome Alcafure as their Mafter, 
and having a fingular Kindnefs for him, they told him 
what his Father had been doing at London ; fo that be- 
ing fuIJy convinced that this Lh-wvefend Voyage would 
produce but little Good for him, he asked the Viiletde 
Chambre, that conlh;ntIy attended him, whether he 
would oblige him fo far as to deliver a Letter to jfuim, 
and bring her Anfwer to him ? The young Fellow pauf- 
ed a while, but at la ft, thinking there could be no great 
Hurt betwixt a Brother and Silb^r's Correfpondence, he 
promifed to do it ; and as for Ihpo/itusy he run no Ha- 
zard in the Cafe, fince his Parents were not unacquainttd 
with his Paffion for Julia, unto whom he writ ihefe fol- 
lowing Lines : 

IiS it fojfthky my lovely Julia, that in the fame Houfc 
nvherf firfi of all I felt the pcn.vrrful EJ'eJIs of your 
EyeSy n.'jhere 1 fo often have tajied the Phafure of enter- 
tainiNj^ youy nve Jhould at prefent he fo far rcjnote f-'zn 
enjoyi?2g that Felicity F J being the only Caufe of your Si'f 
ferings, the Torments I feel had before this put an End to 
my Lifet I'jere it not that Love protects and fupports me 
againjlmy Defpair. But, alas ! n.vhat can I hope for frcm 
this Love ? I am ulon the Point of lofng )0Uy in Spite 
of all my Endeavours again f it. What Terrors ^ good 
God, don't I feel nK'ithin 7Ke ? Alas ! they are going to 
kurry mi anvay from the P lace you are in ? The very 
Thought of this Separation touches me fo to the ^icky that 
nothing but ycur onxn Heart is capable of J 'edging nxhat 
a Condition 1 am reduced to. If in the vtry Depth of 
this Abyfs oj Miferies, I have fome Glitnpfes of Light 
left 7re, that may aford me fcn:e Cc7nforty "'tis the }iop»s 
l^have conceived* that yen ikI II prove for ever faithful 
■and confant tame, ■ h it pcJ/ibUy Julia, you Jhculd prove 

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56 HTPOLITUS, 

treacherdus to a Man nxxho thinks rvery thing in the World 
hdoiv ^QUy and nxho nxill ne'ver heliewe any thing ^worthy 
to he compared to you? I am free to tell you j that I think 
it unnecejfury to 'vonv you wy e-verlajfing Ccnjlancy by neno 
Oaths, you being too ivell acquainted 'with my Heart, and 
nvhat Ponver you have ever it. No, my Julia, nOy I 
Jhall 6ilnx>a-^s he the fame ; it <^vill not be in my Ponver to 
ceafe to adore you, and, in fpite of all the Rage and Ma- 
lice our Enemies are able to contrive to caufe me nemj 
Vexations and Torments, my PaJJton Jhall airways be as 
conjiant as ever it ivas. Write to me, dear Lady, dotit 
leave me in this deplorable State, unto nx:hich I am redu- 
ced, you being the fovereign Mijirefs of my Dejiiny, and 
the only ObjeS of all try De fires and Wijhes. 

The fair fulia having received this Letter, was a 
long Time of reading it, bccaufe fhe was fcarce able to 
fee the Charadlers of her dear Hypolitus, by reafon of 
the Abundance of Tears that covered her fair Eyes and 
Cheeks. Lucilia had much to do to comfort her a little, 
tho' (he almoft flood as much in need of it as Ihe did 
herfelf", my Lord and my Lady Douglas being highly 
incenfed againft her, becaufe they believed her to be a 
Confederate in the Intrigues betwixt Julia and Hypoli- 
tus ; file urged her to fend an Anfwer to her Brother, 
l>ie did all flie could to flop the Tonent of her Tears ; 
bjt tho' Ihe did ail llie could to re tram her Paffion, the 
Letter (he writ was quite bathed with her Tears before 
Ihe could finilh it, and was as follows : 

A Las ! are you at the Point of being feparated f o?>t 
7ne, my dear Hypoliciis ? And niuji I fee ycu no 
7nore /" Who can P''jfjiby comprehend my Pain, and the mi- 
ferahle State I am reduced to P Alas ! Is it pojjible that 
innocent Tenderfie/s vue conceived for one another, even be- 
fore n,ve ivere fcnfible of it, or in a Cov.dition to refji it, 
Jhould thus raije the Anger of Heaven aguinji us ? M''bat 
forrents of MisfQrtU7ies ! How is it pojjible for us to ^p 
them? 1 have not on h loji ail my Enjoyment and Repofe, 
but even Reafon itjelf-, it is 7iot in my Povjer to refoLve 
fo fee you- leave me, and yet, not^vithjlandir.g all the 
iV' Torments 



^(Earl vf Do u g l a s. 57 

torments that oppre/s us, I jnuji fee you depart. Let 
us then, my dear Louver y endea^vour to tiiuifiph o^ver car 
Misfortunes b^ our Confancy ; you promife to remain al-^ 
ivays faithful to me, ajid in nvhofe Pov:er is it then to 
render us unfaithful to one another ? Nothing in thii^ 
World, navt not Death itfelfi your Conjiancy Jhall trf» 
umph over our MisfortuneSy nve fball fee one another i?-. 
gain, dear Hypoiitui, and Love hmHI he the Reuuard of 
our Sufferings . 

Thefe tender and engaging Affurances given by the 
fair fulia to her Hypolitus, could never have come at a 
more proper I'ime, when he Hood in need of alJ his 
Kefolutions to Aipport his drooping -Heart againil thole 
Violences my Lord Douglas was at that very Time pre- 
paring for him ; for, witiujia.fevv Hours after, he fent 
for him and the Earl oi Suffex, and likewife fcr Julii^ 
and Lucilia, and, in the Prefence of his Lady, after 9, 
few Moments Silence, began thu5 to harangue his Son : 
/ did noty Hypoliius, fend for you nc^j hither to load ycu 
tvith Reproaches, juch ts you have too much defer'ved ; 
you hawe ^yithdra^i-jt yourfelf from that Suhtnifiton you 
onve unto us^ -^ you' ha>ve dcceinjcd ui by fiditious Letters ; 
%x>u^ha-ve.blindk fa(ton.vex{ the fir/i Motions cf your Heart, 
«;?^ Julia bears her Share in that Difohedience you ha'vj: 
Jheived us ; But refi affured, and I null Heavens to Witr 
ncfs to ivhat I am gcing to declare to you, that -ive ivilJ 
?ie-ver con fent to your Marrii<gr: nj^'ith her. Had your Con' 
duel been otherivife than it has bcen^ fo me thing per hap J 
might ha-ve been expeficd from our Comtlaijance ; but no^v 
it is become fo odious to us, that rathtr than to gi've our 
j^pprobation of fuch a Match, there is nothing loe nt-^u/a 
not undertake both againji you and her ; for tho' Jhe is ^at 
really our Daughter, Jhe has fo much Dependu-nce on m, 
that it is in cur Poaver either to make her 'whole Life 
happy or miferable ; therefore be advifed, andrecal ycur 
Heart ^within the Bounds of its Duty, ref^dve to take a 
Voyage to Florence, ivhere, to \our good Fortwie, ywu 
nxiill meet ivith fome Friends, njoho^ in your Perfon, ^wijl 
gi've me infallible Demon ft rations cf their A^'eSion ', ysu 
*wiU be looked upon nxitP .a ^ocdJLye by.the Uli^rioui Hsu/e 

C 5 ''J 



J> 



5S H rp L IT U'S, 

of the de Medices ; and to make you acquainted nv^t/j th^ 
true Caufe thereof , 1 nvill tell yont that abo^je forty 
Tears ago, bei?7g a Tra<veller in Italy, jujl as yon are go- 
ing to he non.v, Fortune furnijhed me avith an Opportufiit^ 
of doing a confiderahle Piece of Service to the Cardinal de 
Medici s, 'who nvas after'wards made Pope^ and knotivn 
under the Narne of Leo X. 

He being then the Pope's Legate in the Army of the 
League t nxjas taken Prifoner at the Battle of Ravenna* 
end by Gallon de Frixy ordered to be fent into France. 
He ivas fo fenfihly tij^iSled at his Misfortune, that all 
his T^houghts ivere employed boiv to make his Efape, but 
met nvith fuch Objlaeles as rendered all his "Efforts im- 
praBicable, till at lajt a Gentleman of his Bed-chamber, 
tvho attended him, found Means to engage the branje Za- 
eti into his Intereji. J happened to be ivith Zaeti ivhen 
this Gentleman propofed the CardinaPs Deliverance to 
him, ajid Zaeti defiring me 99 go along nuith him upon a 
certain fecret Enterprise, *we came to the Banks of the 
Po juji as the Cardinal 'vjai ready to pafs that River in 
a Ferr^-boat ; to be Jhort, iv^ heat the Convoy, and re- 
fcued the Cardinal^ vjhofn vje carried in Dijguift to the 
Cajlle of Barnaby Melifpine. Here I took Leave of him 
^Mith my Friend Zaeti, atid the Carditiat mfj^red iit of his 
AcknoTvledgment in the moji obliging Terms that could be ; 
and I mujl confefs,- that fince his Elevation to the Papal 
Chair ^ vuhich happened about a Tear after, he gave me 
fufficient Reafon (upon divers Occafons) to believe that 
he v^as 7tot forgetful of vohat I had done for him. Thus 
you fe, Son, you may exped a favourable Reception from 
Duke Cofmus, unto vjhom you Jhall be introduced by the 
Senator Alberto, defended from one of the fnojl ilhijlrious 
Houfes of Ftorence, my moJi intimate Friend ; for tho' J 
am much older than he, our Friendjhip is never a fot the 
lefs : He has been tvoice in England and Scotland, find I 
can aj]ure you he is a Perfon of fuch vaji Merits, that I 
Jhall not be in the leaft uneafy after I hear you are vuith 
him, and I ivill take Care you Jhall nvant nothirzg there 
that niay be either necejfary or pleafng to you ; not that 
wje are nxilling to part vjith you, but that according to a 
late Agreement made 'with tny Lady Bedford, / am un- 
der 



;'Earl of Do tj g^l a s^j. 59 

. def a K^ffjity to fetid you out e/" England on account of 

the Slnarfel bet^vlxt you af/d her Son^ ivho is not beyond 

all Datiger of his Life. .If you don't go^ or return into 

England before ihe three Tears are expired^ I ^.cillbe the 

frjl that ivill get you feized^ and perhaps the Mortifica- 

. tions of a naufeous Prifon 'will prove more preuailing Ar- 

guments ivilh you than all our Remonftrances. Sofr, your 

Liberty is in jaur ozcn Hands ^ but lie cant enjoy a?iy till 

, you are gone out it/" England vifiny Lord Sullex, <v:hQ has 

been fo faithful in fer^ving y^j^^f late^ civill fpcak to you 

as/t real Friend^ he ivill ce^;/fiiu/y advife you to obey us ; 

and that your dear J^lU^LAmay^,^^p the fame njoith the 

lefs ConJIraintf ^'e -will lea-uS\j^ti together to bid her 

fare-weL .„ i.^^l 

At thefe \\cirds he vi^spt out; or the Room without 
flaying for an -Aufvvejr^viaing tdllowei by my Lady 






Douglas in a|i Inftant^^ Pi|B L9v^rs then drawing nearer 
to one ancther, >ylul(l: t|.i£.l^'larrentertained Lucilia, Hy- 
poPitus xhT^\\.h\^\\(cli fit^^jilia's Feet, kifTed her Hand, 
not l?eing.., a^lp.. to cj^^gi^f^Jib Grief but by his Looks 
aivi;Siglx§; a i^.Qrf, ptisan gaage, which proving very 
^ntel^igil^je ,a/^d ep4c,arnig to Julia, llie broke Silence 
't\^\i ' ^^^oi^'iil^, S'^^^f^ difinayed, faid f-Cy my dear and 
■ i^ »".'\'9\''^i?t" H\politus^ if our Misfortunes are great, 
^\r njiitual Tendernefs is ftill greater ; one Moment 
may caufe a great Akeration in our Dclliny ; you are 
going at a great Diliance from me, it is a NccelTitj.' I 
don't fee we are able to avoid, and therefore mull fub- 
m't to it with Patience; and it is impolhble for thofe 
that feparate our Bodies, to fnatch from our Hearts thofe 
^'Engagements that have united them ; our Abfence is to 
lali tliree Years, perhaps b;fbrethey are at an End Hea- 
ven will take Pity on us. Oh! Julia, Julia, cried hc^ 
you put no fmall Conilraint upon yourfelf in hopes to 
jupport my drooping Spirits j you would comfort me 
.With Hopes full of Uncertainty, at a Time when Lam 
going to lofe, wiihouc Reprieve, the only Thing that is 
dear to me in rhii, World : I ufcd to fee you, cear La- 
-dy, and now I mull fee you no more, what a Fatality 
ib this ? Can you refolve to ftay behind in this detefled 
Place, where you meet with fo much ill Treatment ? 



6d, HT.P^u^rus, 

Is hot tliat alone futHcient to caufe in me a mortal In- 
quietude where'er I go ? You are too ingenuous in tor- 
menting yourfeir, HypolituSy /aid Julia, I Ihall be the 
fame here I fliould be in any other Place ; for my whole 
Mind being taken up with you, I fhall look upon all. 
other Objefts with fo much Indiffcrency, as to make me 
infenfible both of the good and ill Treatment! am like- 
ly to meet with. And will you not let me hear of you, 
my Julia, /aid he? Would to God, repiicd Jhe^ you 
could hear as often as 1 could vvifh, you might be fure 
yott would never want that Satisfa6lion. But how Ihall 
we do to write to one another ? Lucilia and the Earl of 
Sujfex were not fo deeply engaged in Difcourfe, but 
that they took notice fometimes of our two Lovers ; 
overhearing thefe laft Words, drew nearer, and told 
them, they fliould leave that Part to their Care, and 
that they would mc;nage it well enough betwixt them ; 
that they had nothing to do but to direcl their Letters 
to the Earl, who was to deliver them to Lucilia. That 
cruel Moment which was to feparate thefe two Lovers 
being now at hand, Julia took out of her Bofom a 
Bracelet fet with Diamonds, on which hung a fmall 
Pitlure, reprefenting two Hearts pierced through with 
one Dart, made of her own Hair, with this Motto un- 
derneath, They are joined for e'ver. 

Keep this Prefent, Jaid Jhe^ my 6.tz.x Bypolitus, you 
are the only Man that knows the Value of it. He 
was tranfported with Joy at this Favour he durft fcarce 
have asked ; he kifled this dear Pledge of his lovely 
Miftrcfs with all the Tranfports of Love that can be 
imagined, and then embracing, once bid farewel to one 
another J but with fuch Agonies and iJillradion of 
Mind, that the Earl of Sujfex and Lucilia were not able 
to forbear to mix their Tears and Sighs with thofe of 
the two Lovers. At that very Inilant the Earl of Dou- 
glds and his Lady coming into the Room, ordered //>•- 
politus to follow them out, whereat he appeared fo fur- 
prized, as if he had never expected any fuch Thing ; 
he turned his Eyes upon Julia^ who kept hers fixed on 
the Ground to hide her Tears. Lucilia and the Earl-, 
ob/erving Hypolitus unrefolved what to do, took him un- 

yi ?i. *Ti ic- jj^j. 

9bid 



£jr/ of Do tr G l as. ^ 6^^ 

<3er tl^6 Arms, feind fo led him down Stairs. He em- 
braced his Sifter with all the Marks of Tendernefs, snd 
told her feveral Times, 'Fhat the hejl^ and the only Proof 
Jhe could gi've him of her Friendf^lp'was, to deiwte allher 
Cares to be Jerviceahh to Julia ; and to him, in fpeakinjr 
to her at all Times in his Behalf 

So he departed, and Julia was left at full Liberty to 
give Vent to her Moans, Siglis, and Sobs ; it was in 
vain for Lucilia to endeavour to aftbrd her fome Confo- 
lation ; for, fo fcon as Hspolitus was got out of Sights 
(he threw herfelf upon the Ground, and leaning her 
Head in Lucilia's Lap, (he exprcffed herfelf ia Terms 
fo full of Tendernefs and Pafiion. as would have allayed 
in fome Meafure Hypolitus's Grief, had he been near e- 
nough to hear it. He, on the other hand, abandoned 
himfelf no lefs to this tormenting Thought than (he, 
keeping a mod prof:-und Silerxc, without fo much as 
uttering one Word, till, coming aboard the Veflel, he 
was to take Leave of his beloved, generous Friend, the 
Earl of Suj/l'pc. The Wounds of his Heart beginning 
to bleed afrefh at this Sep ration, / am then condemned to 
lofe All, my dear Friend, faid he, embracing him ; otv 
V'.uji part \ 1 thought^ after nvhat I had left behind in 
Buckinghamfhire, / could not be fenfble of a?iy other 
Lofs, fince that firji Stroke 'would make me infenfihle of 
all the rejl ; but, confidering the Condition I find myfelf 
in at this Moment, 1 am apt to believe, that Love, even in 
its moji exalted Degree^ is not incompatible nvith Friendjhip ; 
prefer ve me yours, my Lord, pray do that Jujiice to thefe 
Sentiments I have for you. He was not able to fay any 
more, and the Earl was fo highly afflidled at this difmal 
Parting, that he could not fay one Word, but embrac- 
ed him with fuch extraordinary Marks of AfFe6lion, 
and with Tears in his Eyes, in my Lord and my La- 
dy's Prefence, that notwithftanding all their Anger on 
account of having fupported Hypolitus his Caufe, they 
could not but be very well pleafed thereat. As for Hy- 
folitusi he was himfe!f again expofed to the Trouble of 
his Father's and Mother's Leffons and Advice ; but being 
vexed to the Heart at their rigorous Proceedings, he 
>vould not put fo much of Conllraint upoii himleif as to 

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62 HTPOLITUS, 

hide his Sentiments, but broke out into fuch mournful 
Complaints, as would have touched any Body's Heart 
but that of his Father's. I'hey had taken Care alfo to 
provide him new Servants, being not very well fatisfied 
with thofe that had remained at the Earl of SuJ/ex's 
Houfe in the Country. Hyfolitus rewarded their Fideli- 
ty with feme Money, defiring his Father to take Care of 
them, which he promifed to do, by taking fome into 
his own Service, and recommending the relt to fome of 
his Friends. 

My Lord and my Lady Douglas returned in their 
Barge towards London^ and took the Yj2lx\o{ SuJJ'ex along 
with them, to take away all Hopes from H)poiiiui of re- 
turning a fecond Time. Uefore they were got quite out 
of Sight, the Wind chopping about, they faw the Vef- 
fcl hoift her Sails, and, after a DiTcharge of fome Can- 
non, to make the beft of her Way to purfue her Voyage 
for Italy. Hypolitus remained upon Deck as long as ht 
could fee the E?iglijh Shore, fending forth a thoufand 
Sighs towards that Part of the Country whereabout he 
judged his dear Jtilia might be ; he wiflied a thoufand 
times, that by fome nolent Tempeil they might be for- 
ced back into one of the EngUfh Harbours ; and it was 
r.ot many Days after they had loft Sight of the EngUjh 
Coail, that they were overtaken by fo violent a Storm, 
as put them in the utnioft Danger of being loll, all the 
Hands they had aboard being not fufhcient to manage 
the Ship; for the Mafts came by the Board, the Cables 
broke, and the Sails were fhattered to Pieces, the Vef- 
fel being fometimes covered with Mountains of Water, 
which foon would raife her up to the Clouds, and im- 
. mediately afterwards feem to fwallow her up in the 
Depths of the Sea ; every one dreading his approaching 
F'ate, they fent forth moll lamentable Cries to Heaven, 
looking with doleful Countenances upon thofe Shelves on 
which they feared the Veifel would be ftaved to Pieces. 
Hypolitus was the only Perfon there who appeared more 
courageous than all thofe that had for a long Time been 
accuftomcd to the Danger of the Seas; he feemed un- 
dillurbed, expedling Death with an unfhaken Refoiu- 
.t*QIVi-. nay, he wilhed for it fometimes, ai» the only Re- 
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Earl of D u G L A %T 63 

mcdy-^iat was likely to rrd him of his Pain ; notwith- 
ftanding which, fuch was his Prefence of Mind, that 
he gave Orders in every Thing that fell within his 
Knowledge. 

At lailthis terrible Tempeft ceafed, the Sky began to 
be ferene, no Thunder or Lightning was heard or feen 
any longer ; the Storm was fucceeded by a Calm, and 
the Sea became fo fmooth, as if the Wind were quite 
baniflied from the Sea. All Hands were now employed 
in repairing the Damage the Veflel had received during 
the Tempeil, and they had much ado to fini(h their 
Work before they were threatened with another Danger 
by the fo much celebrated and redoubted Pirate Dra- 
gut Rais : He no fooner got Sight of the ErigUJh Ship, 
but he prepared for an Engagement, the Englijhman re- 
fuilng to ftrike at the Sign given him by the Pyrate. It 
was at this Time that Hypolitus, laying afideall his Trou- 
bles, behaved himfelf like a Man of Adlion, encourag- 
ing the Captain and Seamen, not only by his Wordsi 
but alfo by his Example. After they had plied lOne a- 
nother briskly for fome Time with their great Guns, 
the Turk boarded the Engli(hman, upon which Occafion 
hypolitus did Wonders in his ownPerfon, appearing eve- 
rywhere where the Danger was greateil, and carrying 
every Thing before him wherever he came. At lall he 
leaped into the Enemy's Ship, followed only by a few 
of his Men ; but the great Actions they performed a- 
board the Turkijh VefTel, put Dragut Rais into fuch a 
Fright, that he thought it his fafeit Way to think of 
retreating, for fear of falling into his Enemy's Hands, 
Accordingly he gave the necefiary Orders for getting 
his Ship off clear from the Englijhman^ which he would 
have found a hard Matter to effed, had not Hypolitus at 
the fame Time perceived a Turk aboard his own Ship 
laying about him moft bravely, killing all that came m 
his Way, and making a Baricado of dead CarcaiTes to 
defend himfelf alone againft all the red, fo that fcarce 
any one durll venture to come near him. Seized with a 
noble Emulation to fight this brave Enemy, Hypolitui 
got back again into the Englifo Veflel, and whillt thefe 
two brave Men were engaged in a moll furious Combat, 

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64 H r P L IT US, 

the Pyrate took the Opporrunity of getting clear, and 
fheering off. Nothing elfe could have parted thele two 
valiant Men, who were both wounded in feveral Places; 
and he who belonged to the Turk'ip Ship feeing himfelf 
left behind alcne, had no other Way left him than to 
furrender himfelf to Hyf-clifus, whom he judged to be 
moft worthy of that Honour. Ufe me, /aid be to him 
in Engliih, as I have always ufed thofe of your Nation, 
who hitherto have always had Reafon to be fatisfied 
with my Deportment towards them, I hope, faid Hy-. 
politns to kirn, yoa (hall likewife have no other Reafon 
than to be fatisfied with me ; and fo he went to the 
Capta'n of the Ship, defiring he might be treated with 
peculiar PefpccH:, as. a brave and valiant Man. We owe 
tvery Thing to yoar \^alcur, faid the Captain, and 
fince, without your Afiift nee, we fiiould icarce have 
come off with fo much Honour as we have done, the 
Perfon you interceed for is at your abfolute Difpofal j 
the only Thing f have to defire of you being to take 
Care of yourfelf, and to have your Wounds looked af- 
ter without Delay. Bfpclitus returned him Thanks for 
his Civilities and Care, and finding himfelf much weak- 
ned, becaufe he had loft Abundance of Blocd, he v/a3 
forced to lay himfelf to reft upon his Bed ; but he fcarce 
get thither, when remembering his Prifontr, he ordered 
a Bed to be got ready for him in his ovvn Cabin, where 
he defired him to lie dovv'n, and let his Wounds be fearcK- 
ed. None of them were found to be dangerous, and h d 
Hypolitus been as fecure in all other Refpe6ts, his Cure 
would have been both eafy and (hort ; but fo foon as he 
had no more Enemies to encounter, he relapfed into his 
former Melancholy, and his Prifoner heard him cry out 
in his Sleep for feveral Nights fucceflively. Oh! [ulia, 
Julia, in lofinz, thee I hwve lofi All ; nothing can £omfof>t 
m € for your Ahfence . 

After this, it was no hard Matter for Muley (for that 
was the valiant Prifoner's Name) to guefs that Hypolitus 
was in Love, and overburdened with heavy Afflictions. 
Muley was of a middle Age, exadly Well (haped, arkl 
had moft regular Features, with a certain haughty and 
n<JW€, but ni^yft engaging Air and Polrtenefs in hi« CoA- 

verfation. 



Earr of. D du G L A sj -\\ 65 , 

verfation. I can*t well conceive, Jhid Hypclitus /<7^w 
one Day, how a Peifon that makes Profellion of pirat- 
ing niouid appear with fo honourable a Charader, fo 
agreeable, and fo far different in his whole Deportment 
from what may be fuppofed to belong to the Life that 
you lead ! Muley, fetching a deep Sigh, told him, T^hat 
every one nvas not at all Times Majier of his oiun Dejli- 
ny, to chufe fuch as he could njjijh ; that he could not but 
cwn that God had not fent him into this Worl4 to ad the 
Pyrate, but that he njjas compelled to imbrace this Life by 
the barbarous IJfage of Dragut Rais. This Anfwerrai- 
fed a more than ordinary Curioiity in Hyp^litus ; I fay, 
in the fame Hyfolitus^ who ever lince he had been for- 
ced to leave his Miilrefs, had not ihewn the leail Concern 
for any Thing ; but now feeling within his Breaft a cer- 
tain Emotion which made him very defirous of being 
better acquainted with Muley ; I know not who you are, 
faid he, but you appear to me to be above what you feem 
to be; if you will difcover yourfelf upon your Honour and 
Faith, I Ihall take it as a fmgular Obligation, and you 
may be folly afiured both of my Secrecy and of my 
Friendfhip. Your Duty obliges you to both, faid Mu- 
ley, embracing him ; for I dare alTure you, that I am 
one of your Father, the Earl of Douglases, bell Friends: 
The firft Thing I did was to enquire after your Name, 
and it feems to me next to a Miracle I fhould happen to 
fall into your Hands. Whilll he was talking, Hypolitus 
had Leiiure to view him much better than he had done 
before, and difcovered in him a certain near Refem- 
blance to his dear Julian both in reiped of his Air and 
Features. Ah ! I pray you don'c envy me any longer 
the Satisfaftion of knowing you, faid hs to him. You 
can Icarce remember any tiling of me except my Name, 
continued Muley, and perhaps you may have heard your 
Parents talking of my Misfortunes ; / an: the fame 
Earl of Warwick, ivho nvas fuppofed to be flain in the 
Venetian Service fourteen Tears ago. At thefe Words 
liypcliths fetched a fudden Cry, and appeared fo far 
tranfporttd with Joy, that my Lord Wart\;ichy (for it 
was adually he) could not but be furprized at his Dc- 
poitment, npr gueU £t the Keaibn thsjreof. But their 

firft- 



,66 H r P L ITU S, 

firfl Surprize being over, Hypolitusy by thofe extraordi- 
nary Marks of lendernefs and Refpeft, having foon 
convinced him that he had fuch Sentiments for his Per- 
fon, as could not be the Produft of a few Minutes Con- 
verfation, he conjured him to give him a Relation of 
his Adventures, afluring him, that no Body in the 
World could take a greater Share in them than him- 
felf. 

I may foon fatisfy your Curiofiiy, /aid he to him ; I 
am a Catholick, you are not uracquainted with my Fa- 
ly ; I married one of the handlomeft and moil virtuous 
Women in the World ; but Fortune, envious of my 
Happinefs, and the Satisfaction I enjoyed in her, thought 
fit to part us; for Edivard Nanjellet my near Kinfman, 
being accufed of, and condemned for High-treafon, had 
his Head cut off; and the King being informed that I 
had let drop feme threatening Words, I foon became 
the Objeft of his Hatred, which obliged me, to avoid 
the Efteifls of his Vengeance, to quit my dear Spoufe, 
and the Kingdom alfo, leaving with my virtuous Wife 
one Daughter only, named Julia^ who was then no 
more than two Years old, and very dear to us both. Jf 
at that very Inftant the Earl of JVarnvick had caft but 
an Eye upon Hyp9litusy he might foon have difcovered 
in his Countenance the various Agitations this Name 
produced in his Soul ; but liis Thoughts being taken up 
wholly with his Relation, he continued thus : I went to 
Venice, imbarked aboard the Fleet, commanded by 
their chief General Capelh^ and being joyned by the 
SpauiJ/j and the Pope's Gallies near Corfoy we engaged 
BarbarcJ/a^ and the Galley I was in more than once 
attacked that wherein was tlie famous Corfair Dragut 
Rais, with good Succefs on our Side, but very unfortu- 
nate for him ; for I flew Zinkin Rats, his own Brother, 
whom he loved as tenderly as his own Life. He fwore 
he would be revenged of me, and fucceeded in his Vow; 
for whilll we were hovering about the Gulf of Jrtn, 
and the Prince Doria retreating with his Squadron to 
the Surprize of all the VV'orld, Dragut Rais, animated 
with Hatred againil me, took this Opportunity of fur- 
rounding our Galley with his whole Squadron. I did 

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Z Earl of Doug l a'sV 67 

all I could to die fend myfelf againft fo many Enemies, 
and was fecondtd raoll bravely by another Venetian Gal- 
ley ; but, bein-g quite overpowered, dropt into the Sea, 
covered all over with Wounds. Dragui Rais^ who faw 
it, commanded me immediately to be taken up, not 
out of any Kindnefs to my Perfon, but to fatisfy his 
Revenge for the Death of his Brother, for he put me 
immediately in Chains. 

Whatever Promifes or Propofab I made to him for 
my Liberty, it availed nothing. I had continued in 
this miferable Condition for above four Years, when we 
took an Englijh Veflel after a fmart Engagement. The 
Misfortunes of my Countrymen ferved only to revive in 
me the Thoughts of my own : I asked them what 
News they brought from England^ and whether they 
had heard nothing lately of the Countefs of Wartf:ick ? 
There happened to be among the Engl'Jh Prifoners one 
whom fhe had taken into her Service hnce I left l^ng- 
landy and who had lived with her till fhe died ; a dole- 
ful, fatal Day to "me, and which I can never call to 
Mind without Tears. ^ he Earl, overburdened with 
Grief, flopped here for fome Time", till at laft reaflum- 
ing the Tliread of his DiTcouife', and recovering his'Spi- 
rits, almolt drooping at the Remembrance of that me- 
lancholly Hour, I underftood by him, continued he, that 
my Lady War^jjick hearing the News of my being flain, 
(which fhe believed to be too true) fhe was lb over- 
whelmed with Grief, as to fmk quite under it, part all 
Recovery j in fhort, fhe died in a few Days after. This 
fad Relation was followed by another, n:iz. By that of 
the Death of my Diughter, that innocent Babe that 
was fo dear to me, being tlie only Thing, after her 
Mother's Death, that could incline me to live. It is 
certain that this laft Stroke quite cruQied me almoll to 
nothing, fuch was my Affliction as to render me qu!t^ 
inlenfibJe of all the Hardfliips of my Captivity ; and 
that to fuch a Degree, t])at the Corfair was vexed at it 
10 the Heart. He renev/ed his Threats continually, but 
thefe proved intfi^'.iflual upon me, bccaufe every Thing 
was now become fo indiflerent as to me, even my Mif- 
fortunes themfelves, that tiie belt Comfort I had was to 

fee 



68 H r P LIT US, 

ffe myfelf in Chains, fhut up in a dark Hole as like in 
a Grave, which put me in hopes of my approaching 
Deatii. How oiten ufed I to blame myfelf tp have left 
my Wife and Daughter at fach a Dillance from me>? 
If it had pleafed God, Jai^ 7, to have fpared but one of 
thefe two, it would have aftbrded me fome Confolation ; 
but, ala5 ! all is loft to me ! and fuch is my Misfortune, 
that whilll I am debarred from being among the Living, 
X cannot as yet be numbered among the Dead. 

I will not abufe your Patience with a long Recital of 
my Grief, it will fuffice to tell you, that after a moil 
doleful Captivity of eight Years, Dra^ut Rais one Day 
lemembering mc again (for lam fure he had forgot mt) 
fent for me, and no fooner came I into the open Air, 
but I fell into a Swoon ; but foon recovering myfelf. 
Come, come, /aid hcy Warwick, take Courage, I have 
a great Mind once more to put a Sword into thy Hand, 
provided thou wilt fwear to me by what is moit facrcd 
.among you ChrijiianSy that thou wilt draw it for ao 
JBody but for me, and againft all my Enemies without 
Exception ; if thou agreelT to this Propofal, continued he ^ 
gi'ving me his Handy I will give thee my Word thou 
Ihalt be as much refpeded here as myfelf; nay, thou 
flialt command, and be obeyed here, and thou flialt 
have an equal Share in my Fortune ; and, to give thee 
a convincing Proof of kt thou (halt be called Muley, a 
Name I have in great Veneration, and wear the lame 
Habit as I do, tho' this be a Thing fcarce ever pradlifed 
among the Mahometans. Thy O^'ers are not fufficient 
to tempt me, laid I ; I difdain thy Fortune and thy 
Command thou fets fo high a Value upon, bccaufe they 
are all below me ; but if my Services are capable cf f ur- 
chafing me my Liberty, tell me what Time thou wilt 
appomt, and I will befides this pay thee my Ranfom. 
It fhali coit thee 6ooo Rixdoliars, /aid he to ine^ after 
ten Years are expired, during which thou flialt ferve me 
faithfully, and upon thofe Cor.ditions the Agreement is 
made. It was this that obliged me to fghtagainll you. 
I vv.-is engaged upon Honour fo to do, and cculd in no 
wife avoid it, tho' my Wifhes were all that While for 
yop, and. Heaven has been pleafed to hear them at lalt.; 
- '' ' Dtagut 



^arl of Do u gX A s, - 6gf 

Dragut R/iis has been forcM to" leave us, and thereby* 
my Captivity has been lefieh'd for fevcral Years. I did 
not think it convenient to difcover myfelf, being taken 
fighting againU the Erfgfi/h for the Infideh ; but the good 
Opinion I had conceived of you, continued he, made me 
foon imagine you would make a5 good Ufe of this Secret 
as I could wifh for. 

I think this a very happy Day to me, faid Hypofitas 
to the Earl ofWarzvicki on which you are pleas'd to 
judge me worthy o^ being your Coniident, before you 
had any particular Knowledge of me; this Teftimony 
of your Efteem I (hall be careful not to mifufe, and af*- 
ter all, you could not have entrufted your Secret with 
any other Perfon in the World, who is able to repay 
you this Obligation fo well as I can, by communicatinrg^ 
to you a Piece of News, which will prove no lefs ac- 
ceptable than fuiprizing to you, and which. Sir, very 
Kearly concerns you. He then gave him an exaft and* 
faithful Account of every thing relating to JuTta'y and' 
tho' he did not think fit to tell him of his Pafiion for het^,^' 
his molt paffionate manner of fpeaking concerning hcf,* 
and the Defcription he gave of her, join'd to other Cirl' 
cum (lances the Earl had taken notice of before, and now 
recali'd to his Remembrance, as his Sighs, his Moans 
in the Night-time, his calling in his Sleep upon Julia 
by Name, eafily convrncM him that he was molt paf- 
fioriately in Love with her. 

Nothing can be compared to his Surprize and Joy, 
when he heard that his Daughter was llill alive ; and 
it was no fmall Satisfaction to him, to underftand that 
Ihe was adopted in the Catholick Religion, and become 
a very accomplifhed young Woman : His Defire to fee 
her was fuch, that had there been a Veffel to be found 
that would carry him to London, and had it been in his 
Power to appear there, he would have undertaken that 
Voyage immediately, with the greateil Pleafure ima- 
ginable. Ihe next thing he ask'd, was, How Mat^ 
ters went in England, as v:t\\ in point of Religion as 
the Government. Hypolitus told him, That not long 
ago John Dudley, Duke 'oi t<ioNbumhefIttn4* iwd got the 
■ ■ '*' "' ^ Title 



70 H rp L ITUS^ 

Title alfo of Earl of Warwick i That he had accufed 
Edward Seymour, the King's Uncle, and Proteftor of 
the Kingdom, of a Confpiracy to affaflinate him^ and 
for that purpofe was entred into a League with the 
"DxikQ oi Sommerftt i That Seymour being unable to re- 
fill the Power of his Enemies, was put to Death, with 
his Lady and feveral other Perfons of Note. That af- 
ter this, the Duke oi Northumberland being become ab- 
folute Mafter of all, and procured a Match betwixt the 
Princefs y<7^?^, King Henry the Vlllth's Niece and 
his Son, had fet her up for Heirefs Apparent of the 
Crown ; That it was generally believed that they had 
poifon'd King Edward, a very hopeful young Prince, 
in Older to facilitate and anticipate this Succeflion ; up- 
on whom they had alfo prevailed fo far, as to conftitute 
yane his Succeffor, and excluded the Princefs Mary his 
Sifter from the Throne ; But that the Legality of her juft 
Pretenfions prevailing above the King's lafl Will, fhe 
now reign'd in England, and was very zealous in re-efta- 
blifhing the Roman Catholick Religion there ; and that 
this was the true State of the Kingdom, at the Time of 
his Departure from London. 

After long and ferious Deliberations upon what Hy- 
poUtus had told the Earl of Warwick, he thought it moil 
expedient to go to Venice, in hopes to leap there the 
Fruits of fo long and painful a Captivity he had under- 
gone for the Service of that Republick. He did not 
in the leaft doubt, but that his Daughter was extream- 
\y well at the Earl of Douglas's, the generous Care his 
Lady had taken for her hitherto, being a fufficient 
Pledge of what ihe was likely to do for the future ; and 
little thinking that Matters ftood in that Family as ac- 
tually they did, he refolved only to give them News of 
his being alive by Letters, vvhilft he was to manage his 
Affairs at Venice. He imparted his Thoughts to Bypoli- 
tus^ who was not ill pleafed to underftand that he in- 
tended not to go to England as yet. 'Tis poffible, faid 
he to a Gentleman in whom he much confided ( tho he 
wasone of thofefent along with him by his Father) 
that if my Lord Warwick were at Lwden, they would 

be 



Earl of Douglas. 71 

be urgent with him to marry fulia^ and in fuch a Cafe 
it would prove a much more difficult Task for her to re- 
fill her Father's Commands, than my Father's Argu- 
ments ; {q that, as long as I am abfent, 'tis beft for me 
he fhould be fo too, Thefe Reafons obliged him to 
confirm the Earl in the Refolution he had taken j and 
from that Time forward they entred into the moft ftrift 
and moft tender Engagements of Friendfhip that can be 
conceived, with this Difference only, that //^(j/Z/^i had 
always fo much Refpedl and Deference to the Earl, that 
it could not but feem moft furprizing, to all thofe that 
were unacquainted with the true Motions thereof. Hy 
po/itut mo&i generoufly ftiar'd his Money and every thing 
elfe with his Friend, and would have given him all, 
but that he would not accept of it; thinking that in 
ferving the Father of his dear Julia^ he did her an ac- 
ceptable Piece of Service ; and he thought nothing in 
the World too much to oblige her. 

His Inclinations and Defire of being ferviceable to 
my Lord Warwick, kept H)potttus\ melancholy Thought 
as it were in Sufpence, and the Satisfaction of fo agree- 
able a Companion prov'd a great Allay to his Pin. 
They arrived without any further finiller Accident at 
Leghorri : Here the Captain of the Ship told i/y/^/ ///J", 
he would refign to him all his Intereft to the P.if..ner, 
for he knew not that Mu/ey was an Englijh Man. Hy- 
plitus would not be behind with him in point of Gene- 
rofity, but prefented him with a Jewel valued at 4C0 
Piftoles, a Piece his Mother had given him at pa ting, 
and told him, He hop'd to be one Day in a Condition, 
to make him a better Prefent, to fhew his Elteem for 
Muky, and his Acknowledgment for the Civilities they 
had both receiv'd at his Hands. 

No fooner were they landed at Leghorrty but HjpoFitus 
\ preffed the Earl of ^/2r«;/V/^ to write to J^u/i^; but there 
' reieded not much to engage the Earl to what he was luf- 
ficiently inclined to before ; he writ at 'he fame time to 
my Lord and my Lady Doughs, giving them an Ac- 
count of what had befallen him, and letu ning his hear- 
ty Tiianks and Acknowledgment for all thofe F.voUrs 

they 



72 HTPOLITUS, 

they had heap'd upon yfip.it. liypoiitin enclofed a Let- ' 
tcr in the Earl's Packec for my Lord Douglas, and /ent 
a Packet of his own with feve^al other Letters, among 
which you may Gippofe, that to his dear yulia was the 
firft in Rank and Moment, the rell being for Ludlia and 
the Earl o^ SuJfeXy unto whom the Packet was direfted, 
with advice, that he expefled their Aolwer at Fkrente^ 
whither he was to go by his Father's abfolute Orders. 
He had given a Letter to his Son to the Senator j^lberti^ 
wherein he recommended his Son to his utraoilCare,with 
all imaginable Expreffions of Tendernefs. So the Earl 
of Warwick and HypoUtus^ without making any Stay at 
Leghorn, Lucca ox lifa^ went direftly to F^r^;7r^, where 
they continued to give one another all poflible Demon- 
ftrations of Efteem and Friendihip. 

Whilft thefe Things pafs'd betwixt them in haly^ the 
diftrefs'd yulia enjoy'd neither the leaft Repofe nor 
Health in England \ her Grief had produced fuch an Al- 
teration in her, that Ihe was fcarce to be known by her 
bed Friends : She was fo far from appearing abroad in 
the World, that flie fcarce ever ftirred out of her Cham- 
ber. If ihe had any tolerable Moments, it were thofe 
fhefpent with her dear lucilla^ with the Earl of SvJ/ex^ 
which was not very often, for fear of creating frefli Suf- 
picions in my Lord Douglas, which would have prov'd 
a means to be quite deb^arr'd of the Earl's Company. 

As for -the Earl o{ Bedford, he was for fome time fo 
ill that he was thought to be at Death's Door : But fo 
foon as his Mother underftood that he was in the leaft on 
the mendino- hand, cind in a Condition to be carried in a 
Litter, (he would nctfufrer him to fray any longer in the 
fame Houfe where he had fought with Hypol:tus, but fent 
for hirn to Lojidon : However, before lie left Buckingham, 
he deiir'd the Favour of my Lord Dmgits to bid Fare- 
well \oyulin, but could not obtain it, (he perfifting re- 
folutely in her Refufal of feeing him, in fpite of all the 
Intreaties of my Lord and my Lady; nay, ihe defired ' 
to be condufted into France into a N unnery, becaufe fhe 
was now refolv'd to renounce the World for ever. But : 
whatever flic could tell them upon that Point, they did 

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Earl of Douglas. 73 

not believe her to be real, and were fo far from comply- 
ing with her Requeft, that not doubting, but that if 
they confenced to it, Hfpolitus would foon find her out in 
France.^wdi that thereby all the Precautions they had ta- 
ken of breaking their Correfpondence would be fruftrat- 
ed ; they put her off fometimef, under Pretence of their 
Tendernefs to her, and fometimes by a full Denial, and 
gave her to underftand, that fh mufl: either refolve to 
marry now, or rtay with them till flie did. 

So rigorous a Treatment could not but revive in her 
all the Pains (he had felt before. 1 am then Prifoner, 
dear Sifter, faid flie to Luci/ia^ they will not fo much 
as allow me the Liberty to retire to fome Solitude, where 
I may at my own leifure refledl upon and abandon my 
felf to my tormenting Thoughts : Here I am obligM to 
be conftantly upon my Guard to conceal my Pain ; I 
am forc'd to fee thofe whofe Importunities {Q(\t only to 
encreafe my Afflidion; Alas ! what am I referv'd for ! 
AM other Women are permitted to chufe what is now re- 
fufed to me ; nobody oppofes a young Woman in her 
Intentions of embracing a religious Life, nay, they are 
often forced fo to do, and I alone am fo unfortunate as 
to be fubjeded to new Laws, and it feems as if thole 
whocaufe my Sufferings took Delight in feeing them. 
Thefe different Thoughts fo far prevailed both over her 
Body and Mind, that, notwithftanding her natural fweet 
Dif'pofiti. n, file appeared to be full of Spleen and Vex- 
ation, though Licilia afforded her all the Confolation 
Ihe could. This young Lady being very difcrect and 
piudent, allcdg'd to her every 'I hing that could be faid 
or tliought on to allay her Troubles, and was no lefs af- 
fiduous in obliging her with any Thing (he thought 
might ferve 'm give her fjnie Diverfion \ but without 
T^wy confiderablc c^uccels. 

\ti the mean while Hypo'itus being arrived at Florence^ 
met with a Reception from the Senator Altertiy even 
beyond what my Lord Douglas could have defir'd or 
hop'd for f]om fo generous a Friend. A few Days after 
his Arrival, he and the Earl oiWarwick were cordudled 
by hira tg Cajeua, to a magnificcat Summer-feat built 
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74 H r P O L IT U S, 

by LauretKe de MedUis^ where you may meet with every 
Thing that was thought rare and curious in thofe Times. 
Cofmus de Medicis the then reigning Duke of Florence^ 
who happened to keep his Court there at that Time, 
would fain have engaged the Earl oi Warwick to Hay at 
Flore7ice ; and gave fo favourable a Reception to Hypoli- 
ius, that he might well have flatter'd himfelf with 
great Advantages to be obtained there, had he been in a 
Capacity to employ his Thoughts upon any Thing elfe 
but upon his prefent troublefome State, Moft People 
perceivM it, and Hypolitus finding himfelf not in a Con- 
dition to hide it, defir'd Signior Alberti not to make 
any long Stay at Court. 

At the fame Time my Lord and my Lady Douglas 
did, in the fo much defir'd Abfence of their Son.tafte the 
Sweats of an agreeable Tranquility, there being nothing 
now left to interrupt it at this Time, unlefs it were tlie 
^^pprehenfion they lay under,of feeing themfelves difap- 
pointed m thefe Meafures they had taken of getting all 
the Letters thatfhould be writ betwixt them into their 
Hands: For, when upon 'Hypolitus'^ Departure, his Fa- 
ther gave him Liberty to bid Farewel to Julian 'twas 
not done fo much with an Intention to give fome Caufe 
of Satisfadion to him, as to find out what Meafures they 
would take to maintain their Correfpondence by Letters. 
For this Purpofe they had placed one of the Counteffes 
Waiting- women in a hollow Part of the Room, cover'd 
only with Tapeftries, where ihe could fee and over-hear 
every thing that pafs'd betwixt them ; and it was by her 
Means they were informed, that all their Letters were 
to be direfted to the Earl of ^ujfex : So they refolv'd to 
intercept them, not queftioning but this might be done, 
provided they fpar'd neither Pains nor Charges. To 
compafs their Defign, my Lord Douglas corrupted one 
of the Poll-Officers with Money, who was to deliver to 
him all the Letters that came from Italy to the Earl of 
SuJJex. On the other hand, he prevailed with the En- 
gli/h Agent, or Chief Fadlor, at Florence, who was his 
old Acquaintance, to fecure for him all the Letters that 
ihould be dire^ed to his Son : He told him, that his 

Son 



Earl of Douglas. 75 

Son being fallen in Love with a yoang Woman who had 
no Fortune, he had fent him away on purpofe to cun^ 
him of that Pafilou, and that therefore he lay under a 
Neceffiiy of making ufe of all the Stratagems thatpof- 
fibly he could, to reduce him to Reafon, and to his 
Duty; and that he conjured him to lend him a helping 
Hand, fmce Hjpolitus's Fortune lay at Stake. 

The firrt Packet my Lord Douglas received from Ifaly^ 
was actually direfted to him from Leghorn, and in it the 
Earl of IVatnvick^ and H\politus\ Letters : He was not 
a little furprized to underlland that 'Julia's Father was 
ftill alive, and he had not the leaft Reafon to doubt of 
the Truih of it, after the Letter he had writ him upon 
that Subje<^. He did not think it convenient to impart 
this good News to Julia ; llie will, /aid he to ike Count- 
tejs his Spoufe, make this a plaufible Pretence to contra- 
di<fl; us, whenever we Ihall propofe a Match to her ; fhe 
will fay, Ihe ought to ftay till the Return, or at leait 
for the Confent of the Earl of Wanvick j and, fince 
he himfelf tells us of the great Obligations he has to 
our Son, and that 'tis probable he may have difcover- 
cd to him his Pa{lk>n for Julia, her Father is not likely 
to aift contrary to the Interefl of a Friend, who is al- 
ready fo dear to him. Upon thefe Confidcrations, it 
it was refolved not to let Julia know the leall T hing 
relating to the Eail of irar-ziicl^; and that they might 
not om:t any Thing they thought requifite to thwart the 
Defigns of thefe two t.^nder and unfortunate Lovers, 
they got certain I-£tters forged, and diredted to the Earl 
of Si/J/ex {after having intercepted the true ones fent 
him from Leghorn) to Lucilia, and to Julia, in T/y/s- 
//Vwi's Name. In thefe 'tuas pretended he writ then!" 
Word, that having received a VV^ound in the Hand, in 
his late Voyage, he was obliged to make L'fe of a 
Friend to write to them in his Behalf. This was done to 
remove all Sufpicion, when they Ihould fee their Letters 
written by another Hand but Hypolitus's own ; and 
to play their Cards the better, tr.at written to Julia, 
was conceived in Terms full of JndifTerency and chang- 
ing ; whereab thofe for Lucilia^ and the Earl oi Sujfex^ 
Were extremely tender. 

E 2 Oil 



76 HTPOLirUS, 

On the other Hand, my Lord Douglas caufed other 
Letters alfo to be forged, as if written by Julia, her 
Siller, and by the Earl, to Hypoliius, ftiled in fuch a 
Manner as they judged moO: proper to perfwade him 
they were written by them ; and to take away all Man- 
ner of Sufpicion from him, becaufe they were not writ- 
ten with their own Hands, they let him know, that it 
was agreed among them to difguife their Hand Writing, 
that in Cafe they fhould mifcarry, it might not be 
known from whom they c ime. 

T'hen my Lord Douglas wrote again to the Englijh 
Head Faftor at Florence^ to defire him to intercept thofe 
Letters that aduaUy came from the Earl of Sujftx, and 
kiftead thereof to deliver to Hypolitus the fuppofitious onf s; 
to dillinguifli thefe Letters, he fent him a Print of the 
Signet wherewith the fuppofitious Letters were to be feal- 
cd, conjuring him to fuffer none but thofe to come to his 
Son's Hands, and fend all the reft back to him. By 
this Means feeing himfelf Mafter of all the fecret Cor- 
refpondence betwixt Julia and her dear Lover, he be- 
gan now to hope to bring his Defires about according to 
the Scheme he had laid of them j for, according to his 
Direftions, thefe fuppolitious Letters, by Degrees, ap- 
peared more and more cold on both Sides. Julia be- 
came inconfolable. Jlas ! Sijler^ faid fhe lo Lucilia, 
your Brother lanjes me no ?nore ; pray mind houo itidijff'trent' 
ly he 'writes y and he has mijfed fe'veral Pojh nxiithout let- 
ting me hear from him, and ivhen he does, it feems as if 
it njjere only out of Coinplaifance, and as if 1 nvere forced 
to fnatch from him his Demonfirations and Remembrance 
of our Friendjhip ; / am fure ivhat he does is only for a 
Decorum^ s Sake^ his Heart has no Share in it. Hypolitus 
is changedy Sijier, continued Ihe, Hypolitus is changed', 
at thefe Words fhe dropt from her Chair like one half 
dead. Lucilia would willingly have fpoken in JulUfica- 
tion of her Brother, and maintained his Conilancy j 
but thinking herfelf convinced of his Infidelity, ihe 
-was not a little difcompofed at his Inconfiancy. 

Whilft thefe lovely Perfons pafTed whole N ights under 
the moft fenfible Afflidion that could be, and in their 
fetters loaded the unfortunate Hypolitus with a thoufand 

Reproaches, 



Earl ^Douglas, 77 

Reproaches, his Mind laboured under no Icfs Dillrac- 
tion than theirs. Upon the Departure of the Ear] of 
Warnjuick for FcnicCy he had dirclofed to him his PafTion 
for Juiia, without in the leaft difguifing the Matter, 
and told him how much my l,ord Douglas was exafps- 
rated ac^ainfl him on that Account, and he had prevail- 
ed at lail fo far upon the Earl, that he brought hirri 
over quite into his Interell, and cbiaincd from him 1 
Promife, That this fair Lady /hoiild he no Bcdys elfe but 
his. He did not fail to acquaint liis beloved Millrefs 
with this agreeable Piece of New?, but to little Purpofe, 
fince every Thing was kept from her Sight and Know- 
ledge, except what might fcrve to increal'e her Grief.; 
as Hypolitus, on the other hand, oblerved that llie wrote 
to him as if it were with fome Conllraint and Diffidence, 
which proved the conftant Occafion of new Diliurbances 
in his Mind. 

I told you he'bre, that be was received wi:h ail Dc« 
Xi^.o.iilration of Eftecm and Eriendfhip by tlie Senator 
Jlberti i he had a Son mucli of the fame Age as Hypo- 
litus, named Signior Leander, a Peifon well (haped, 
witty, obliging, of a fweet Temper, and a pleafing 
and moft engaging Converfation. T liefe two Gentle- 
inen foon diicovered in one another fuch a mutual Dif- 
poiliion to love one another, and their Tempers fuitcd 
fo exai.'Uy well, that at frlit Sight, by a certain EfR*fl 
of Sympathy, they contr^ided fo near, and fo frm a 
Fr'endlhip, that in a very fmall Time after they had no 
Secret, nay, nor fcarce even a Thought but what they 
communicated to ov.z another. It i: eafy to imagine, 
that living in fo ftrift a Friendfhip, Hypolitus could not 
forbear to make him his Confident of his PafLon for 
Jidia, and he took much Delight in talking of her, 
and in extolling the Charms and ether great Qualities of 
his Miitrefs, that it wanted very little but that Leander 
had fallen in Love with her. 'Nothing in the Worlds 
faid he, is comparable to her for Beauty ^ vothing v.ofe 
accomplijhed than her Wit \ /he has a great Soul, and an 
engaging Air^ enough to inchant e^-vefy Body that con<verfes 
nvith her. Houj happy are you, Elypolitu^, faid Lean- 
der % to bCf tny dear, beloved by fa accomplijhed a Lady ! 

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78 HTPOLITUS, 

j9s for fnyfelff I ha^ve not as yet tajied the Pleafure of a 
teuder Love. J never 7net fwhh aiiy yet^ in my f^ay, hut 
ivhat ivere Coquets, ivho are fond of many Lonyers^ 
'without lo'vi7tg, or being cruel to any one. Thofe are dan- 
gerous Women, cried Hypolitus, I lo-ved Julia before 1 
knevj myjelf and I kne<vo not ^vhat Lonje nvas nvhen 1 
felt niyfelf in Love nvith her ; fo it is not Experience has 
n:ade me a Lo'ver. Oh ! ho^v Jhould I dread fuch a 
Woman as ycu /peak of. 1 fuppofe them to he of fo unrea- 
frnahle and unequal Tempers j that J cannot but pity all 
thofe that ferve them. 

After they had fpent fome Time in fuch like Difcour- 
{zSy he ihewed him the Bracelet with Julia\ Hairs in 
it ; he kiffed it a thoufand Times with all the Tranf- 
j-orts of Tendernefs that can be imagined, expeding, 
with the utmoft Impatience, to have a Letter from her 
fair Hands : But iho' he neglected no Opportunity of 
having his Letters as foon as they were delivered out, 
the Englijh Faftor took fuch effedlual Care to oblige 
my Lord Douglas^ that he had none bat the fuppofilious 
Letters inftead of the others ; fo that his Grief increafed 
in Proportion as he obfeivcd in his Miftrefs's Letters a 
certain Coldnefs he thought he deferved lefs now than 
ever. Pray mind, faid he, with a melancholjy Air, to 
Lcander^ nvhat Effefls Ah fence is able to produce ; the 
lo77ger it isy the more NeglcSl I ohfer-ve in Julia. Oh f 
cruel Abjence^ cried he, thou hafl robbed 7ne of my Mi- 
firejs's Heart. 

Leander would willingly have perfwaded him to take 
a Turn to Rome\ and thence to Venice, and to Itay 
there for fome Time. No, y^/W tlypolitus, no, I will 
not llir out o^ Florence i for fince my Father's Deiire 
was to fend rr.e out of England, I will at leail ftay at 
Florence, becaufe it is nearer to it than any of the othc^r 
two Places you would have me go to ; all the Beauties 
in the World I can look at with Indifference only, till 
fuch J i.neas I fee that again I love ; and fmce I can de- 
light in nothing, fince I am int'enfiole to every Thing, 
nothing can reach my Heart ; all my PalFions being cen- 
tred in that lovely young Lady* I can take no other 
Imprelfions but what proceeds from a mod profound 

Grief: 



Earl ^Douglas. 79 

Grief: Bat tho' I adore without Intermiflion, you fee 
Hie kills me by her IndiiFerency. It is that, /aid Lz- 
ander, which obliges me to find cut fome Means or o- 
iher to engrige you to conclude a Truce for fome Time 
with this rplenatick Temper, which makes you fhun 
the Converktion of all the World. I cannct conceal it 
any longer from you. That you are looked upon at Court 
as if you 'ivere a Barbarian, e^cery cne asks rne the Reafon 
of ity and the Ladies efpeciaily Jhe^w 'very much their 
Dftike at sonr Deportment ; fray at leafi be a little tnore 
fociahlc. I heilhcr can, nor nuill he other-vjife than no-i.v 
lam, anfwered //v/o/Z/z/;. Give me Leaz'e to Jigh, my 
dear Leander, gix-e me Leave to bemoan mv Misfortunes at 
Fltafure-i dun t f rait en my Faint Alas I this is a Re- 
^ueji fdv vjtll be able to deny me. 

A whole Year being thus pad, my Lord and my 
Lady Douolas were extremely pieafed to fee their De- 
figris fucceed fo foriunately, that not the leall Dif- 
covery thereof had been made hitherto ; but at the fame 
Time they were convinced, to their no fmall Grief and 
Vexation, by thofe of their Son's Letters, and by fuch 
of Julia'^i Letters as fell into their Hands, that Ab- 
fence had not made the leail Alteration in their Hearts ; 
that their Tendernefs continued llill to be the fame, and 
that it was evident, by what they had writ to cne ano- 
ther, that even Death itfelf Ihculd not make ihtm 
change their Minds. IVIy Lord having all the Reafon 
in the World to fear that fome Accident or other might 
overturn the Frame of his Structure, before he fhould 
be able to bring it to Perfection, went immediately to 
the Agent oiFlorence^ then refiding at Lcndon* and hav- 
ing told him what Vexation he lay under on account of 
his Son's Paflicn, from which neither Time, nor his po- 
fitive Commands, had been able to divert him hitherto; 
he irtreated him to lend him a helping Hand in bring- 
in"^ about a Delig;n he had tramed to brins: him to Rea- 
fon. Findmg him fufriciently inclining to comply with 
iiis Defires, they contrived certain Letters, cne as if 
written by Hypolitus, the other by the Englijh Head 
Fa«5lor at Florence, the third by the Marquis de Ncri, and 
the fourth by the Senator ^Iberti. Theie Letters con- 

E 4 tained 



So H r P L 1 TU S, 

tained in Subllance, T^at Hypolitus dejired mv Lord's 
Confent to marry Madam Neri, a young Lady of ^alityt 
nubofe Houfe 'was related to the moji illujlr'ious Families of 
Italy, and ivho^ being an Heirefs, ivould be a <vaj} For- 
tune to him. They fent alfo her Pidlure, which being 
not drawn after any Original, but merely according to 
the Pidure-drawer's Fancy, he had made it a perfedl 
Pattern of Beauty, fuch a one as no Body could look 
upon without Admiration. The Senator J^lberti in his 
pretended Letter pofitively told my Loid Douglas ^ That 
his Son ivas fo far enamoured <vjith this lovely Lady^ that 
if he refufed his Confent to Tnarry her, he 'would certain- 
ly die for Grief. The Englijh Agent added to this, ^hat 
it nxould he a ^very ad-vantageous Match. And the fup- 
pofitious Marquis de Neri fent a com pli mental Letter to 
my Lord, telling him, as it were en paffanty That Hypo- 
litusV Merits had made fo deep an Impreffion upon his 
Daughter^ and that he had gi<ven her fuch undeniable 
Demonjirations of a moJi njiolent Fajfon for her, that hi 
nvas no longer able to refji both their Praters and In' 
treaties to acquaint him that he Jl:oulJ joyfully embrace 
the lioncur of his Alliance, pro'vidcd his might not he un- 
acceptable to kim. 

Every Thing being thus concerted, one Day wJien 
the Earl of SuJJex wa at Dinner with my Lcrd Dcuylas^ 
in coTies a Servant of the Florentine Agent, ddiring to 
rpeak with my Lord j he told him that his AJafter 
might come ac what Hcur he pleafed, and that he 
would expeft him all tre Remainder of the Day. Not 
long afcer, i.\ he comes, and Julia, who loved to be 
fclicary, was going tj withdraw; but this being a Time 
wherein file was lo have the chief Part, the Countefs 
told her, with a low Voice, that Decency requiiei (he 
and Lucilia fl.Oild flay as long as fhe Itaid. After the 
firll Compliments were pai^, the Agent told my Lord 
he had fomerhing of Moment to communicate to hini 
concerning H.politus ; and my Lord told hini he m"g .t 
tell it with a;l imaginable Freedom, there being t.o Bo- 
dy prefent but his Mo.her, Siller, and intimate Friends. 
Then the Agent, who aOed his Part to the Life, ofler- 
ed the before mentioned Letters, which my Lord Dou- 
glas 



Ear/ of Dou GL AS. 8i 

g/as read firft with a low V^oice ; but foon after told his 
Wife, fo that every Body there prefent might hear him ; 
TJ^ere is nothing that is a Secret in theje Letters^ fa id he 
to his Lady, pra'^ mind n^hat they ^Jjrite tne ; and then 
he read the Letters again aloud, and opening the Cafe 
wherein was the Pi<flure of the pretended Madam AVr/, 
fcemed furprized at her Beauty, as well as my Lady 
Doughs^ whilll: the Agent took Care to extol her to the 
Sky for a thoufand other great Qualifications : At lall 
lie intreaied my Lord to give them a favourable Anfwer, 
and not to retard the Felicity of two fuch accomplifhed 
and paflionate Lovers. Good God ! who is able to de- 
fcribe that miferable State unto which the unfortunate 
jfulia faw herfelf reduced during this cruel Converfa- 
tion ; fhe refolved to put a Conftraint upon herfelf, and 
would fee her Rival's Piifture ; but fhe had no fooner 
cart her L)es upon tliat fital Piece, which appeared to 
her moll furprizingly beau'iful, bjt (he fell into a Swoon, 
without Scnfc, \'oice, Motion, or Pulfe, and Death 
feemed to have fixed his ghaflly Look in her Face. 
Any Body, lefs prejuJiced than my Lord and my Lady 
were, would have been touched with Compaflion at fo 
jr.elaiichclly a Spe<5tacle ; but they feemed unconcerned, 
and only ordered her to be carried into her Bed-cham- 
ber. Lu:ilia and the Karl of Sujfexy almoft drowned 
in Ttar.s ll;iid with her ; but for all the Help and Re- 
medies they could give ht^r, it was above four Hours 
belore fhe recovered fo far as to judge whether Ihe were 
dead or alive. 

Then flie juft opened her Eyes, fixing them ftedfaftly 
on Lucilia and the Earl, but faid not one VVord, nor 
filed one 7'ear ; and foon after (hut them again, nor 
w.uld fhe open them any more, nor fpeak one Word. 
Dear Sijier, faid Lucilia, embracing her very tenderly, 
perhaps your Evil is not paji Cure, Hypolitus is tjot mar- 
ried as yet y and it is likely he ^.cill repent of his InconfiaN- 
O * ^f ke P^oidd return to his Duty, nx:ouhi not you receive 
him again ? And if he continuet to he ungrateful, 
ivill you facrifice your Life for an ungrateful Perfon, and 
Jeave me in this dejperate Condition 1 am in no<vo ? The 
£arl forgot not to joyn his Arguments to the Intieaties 

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82 H r P L I TU s, 

of LuclUa ; but Julia would not fo much as make therti 
underltand by a Sign that fhe took notice of what they 
faid, and it b^ing very late, the Earl went away with- 
out having the Satisfa<nion of hearing her fpeak ; and 
Lucilia fpent the whole Night with her in Tears and 
Lamentations. The next Day the Earl came again, 
and being told by Lucilia that Ihe would take nothing 
at all, nay, that whatever ihe could tell or pray her, 
fhe would not fo much as open her Eyes, nor fpeak 
one Word, \it went immediately to fpeak with my 
Lord and my Lady. Thefe feemed not in the leall fur- 
prized or touched with Compaffion at poor yulia's de- 
fperate Cafej they only told him carelelly, That Hunger 
nvould bring her to eat, and that Lovers had generally 
hut a Jlender Appetite for Viduals. Hoiu ! cried the 
Earl of Suj/exy in an angry Tone, yoji don''t only ruin a 
young Lady, hut alfo infult over her Misfortunes ; can 
you imagine hut that fo unjuft a Proceeding ivill not make 
you blujh one Time or other ? He continued to intermix 
moil bitter Complaints with his Reproaches, but all 
in vain : So, perceiving no Good was to be done with 
them, he went, fu!l of Affliction, to Julian Chamber 
again. 

Lucilia ceafed not to make moft prefling Inftances to 
Julia to take fome Nourilhment, but to no Purpofe ; 
however, at laft opening her Eyes, (he told them with 
a feeble V^oice, intermixed with Sighs and Scbs, Dear 
Si^er, and you y my generous Friend^ fa id fhe, don't urge 
7ne any further to eat, I am highly obliged to you for all 
your Cares, and the Demonjlrations you gi've me of your 
Tcndernefs, but I hope foon to fee a?i End of this deplora^ 
hie Life. Oh I barbarous Hypolitus, faid fhe. Oh ! 
barbarous Man^ nvhat ha^e J done againfi thee to defernje 
fuch cruel Treatment at thy hands ? What is become of 
all thy Oaths and Vonvs ? Tjou lonjejl ?ne no longer, faith- 
lefs Man ; and I am fo frail and foolijh as to afflict my- 
felf at it. Having faid thefe Words, fhe fpoke no 
more, nor would take the leaft Nourilhment, tho' fhe 
was reduced to a very weak Condition, having taken 
not the leaft Thing for two whole Days. Lucilia and 
the Earl being fenfible her Defign was to fhrve \it^{^\i 

to 



Earl of "Dov GL AS. 83 

to Death, they thought it their bell Way to touch her 
in her Confcience, knowing her to be very meek and 
tender in that Point; fo they fent for her Father Con- 
fefTor, and having difcourled him in private, left him 
alone with her. His Authority proved more prevailing 
upon her than all the Tears of Luciiia, and all the In- 
treaties of the Earl of StiJJex were able to do before. 
Julia fubmitted herfelf to the Direi^ions of him who 
had always been her Guide, and he was no fooner gone, 
but ihc fpoke thus to her Sifter and the Earl of SiiJJex ; 
Dont hear nie any III ivill, faid fhe to them, hecaufe I 
•was fo pojitize in rejljiing nx: hat you dejived cf me\ it 
nvas Kot an Effect of nvant of Friendjbip for ycu^ but of 
tny Defpair only. *fbey tell mCy I mull no! Jhorten jr^y OT.vn 
Davs, and that I muji he accountable for wv Life to him 
ivho rave it me. Then I ii-il/ /lie, continued fhe, with a 
deep Sigh, then I ivil/ li<ve the tno/l unfortunate Perfon 
that eier ivas feen ; and f nee I am under a Necejjity to 
li'-ve, I njduld not ha-ve the un^ratefui Hypoiitus knon.v all 
thofe T^ roubles and Grief he has occajioned in me. Si;?er^ 
added ihe, if I dare hope that you lo'oe me, gi've me this 
Proof of it ; dorUt I peak to your Brothtr concerning me ; 
or if it happen you cannot a'vdd it, tell him I nxas 7iot 
concerned at his Infidelity \ That Indfferencs has made 
me fet afdi all mv Anger ^ and that I jcarce e~uer fo much 
as named him. Grant me this Favour, faid (he, addref- 
fing lierfelf to the Earl, dont let him he acquainted 
njjith the Paitis I fuffer for him ; 1 make you my Conf- 
denty but don't reveal my Secret. They promifed to do 
as Ihedefired tiiem, being overjoyed to fee her take feme 
Care for the Prefervation of a Life which was very dear 
to them. 

A confiderable Time was fpent in bringing her to the 
intire Ufe of her Reafon, and Luciiia and the Earl of 
Sujfex in their Letters wrote fuch bloody Reproaches to 
Hypolitus, that fuppofing the Matter of Fad upon whitk 
they were founded to have been fuch as it appeared to 
them, they mufl needs have reminded, and perhaps al- 
fo recalled him to his Duty : But alas I none of thofe, no 
more than all the lei they had written before, came to 
his Hands. In the mean while Julia vvouli fometimes 

£ 6 fiauet 



84 HTPOLITUS, 

flatter herfelf in the midft of her Defpair with the plea- 
fing Hopes that her Lover might repent, and not con- 
fumate the intended Marriage ; fhe could not forbear 
fometimes to tell LucIJia, Notnulthftanding 'what Hypo- 
litus has done againft 7ne, faid (he, I am fenfihle I Jhould 
be glad to pardon him if he could return lo his Duly ; but 
alas ! nvhen I confider thefe rare Salifications of Madam 
Neri, / have great Reafijn to fear he I'jill never be 
mine. At this Confideration flie plunged into an Abyfs 
of Pain and Torments. Lucilia, on her S.de, being 
refolved not to flatter her with fuch uncertain Hopes as 
would ferve only to revive her Paffion, and confequently 
to torment her in vain ; Vou mufl forgetViy^Z)\'\.\.\x%, faid 
flie, dear Sifier, you ought to hate him ; and notvoith- 
fiandihg he is my Brother, I am ahfolutel^ againft him: 
Forget, and to hate him, leplied Julia, Oh ! Sfer, do 
you think me to he Mifrefs of fry ovjn Sentiments ? A 
Soul prepojjyjed n.vith a Habit of lo ving and being beloved ^ 
and that contra^ed by a long Procefs cf Time, a fine ere 
Heart engaged in a Paffion voithout Difguife, is not in a 
Condition to recover itfelf at the very Moment it finds it- 
felf betrayed. Dont you fee honv unfortunate I am, even 
after I vjas confirmed to have lojl this faithlefs Man ? I 
?nufi oven to you, my Love for him is rather increafed^ 
I am very ingenious in contriviti^ my ovjn Torments, I call 
to fnind every Thing he has told me, every Thing he ufed 
to do before ?ne ; he is alvjays prefent in my Sight, I di /co- 
ver every Day nevj PerfeSfions in his Perfo?i, all <v:hich 
ferves only to increafe my Pain ; no, dear Sifter, no, ?ny Cafe 
is deplorable beyond all Comparifon, and it is impoffihle for 
you to be fenfible of the Pains and Torments I fuffer. 

The News moil of all dreaded by Julia, I mean 
that of Hypolitus\ pretended Marriage, being come at 
that Jundlure my Lord Douglas had contrived it ftiouid 
be known, this fatal Stroke once more revived in this 
fair Lady all her Difcontents and Troubles ; for tho' flic 
expeded to hear of it every Moment, yet flie flill flat- 
tered herfelf with fome fmall Glimpfe of Hopes to the 
contrary : So that now feeing her Cafe to be fuch as to 
be paft all Cure, flie took a Refolution of fliutting her- 
felf up m a Nunnery, and there to linger away the re- 
maining 



Earl of Douglas; 8^ 

maining Days of her ianguifhing Life, when on a fudden 
a certain Motive of Honour and Pride overturned this 
whole Defign. Hoiv, faid fhe to Lucilia, Jhall 1 league 
the World for this nvorthlefs Lover ? jSnd Jhall he have 
the SatisfaSiion of imagining that it <was Grief that made 
vte take this Re/olution, becaufe I nvas not capable to di- 
fpenfe njAth the Lofs of him P No, I cannot ^car the very 
Thoughts of it ; noy let it coft me nvhat it v:ill, I <VLnll 
make him believe at leaft that 1 am contented and happy. 
And Jince the Earl of Bedford continues to make his Ad- 
drefesy and ivith the fame Pafjion courts me to be his 
Spoufe, I <^vill facrifice my Repofe to my Pride. I hope 
you are not in earnefly SiJUr, cried Lucilia ; hov: can you 
refolve to marry a Man <zvhom you love not? Do you fore' 
fee the ill Confequences that attends fuch a Match ? I fuf- 
fciently forejee them, replied fhe, in a melancholly Tone, 
but 1 fore fee alfo that this ^vill prove a Means to pre- 
vent your Brother s being acquainted voith my Frailties 
and tender Inclinaticns for him ; he nvill then have Rea- 
fan enouo^h to believe that 1 changed as vuell as he ; nay, 
it vuoidd be a kind of SatisfaSlion to me, if he vuas per- 
fvaded that 1 did fo firf. AW Lucilia^ s Reafons and 
Intreaties to difl'vvade her from it proved fruitlefs upon 
this Occafion, and as the Countefs of Douglas let flip no 
Opportunity of diving into Julia's Sentiments, fhe no 
fooner underftood her favourable Difpofition for the Earl 
of Bedford bat ihe acquainted him of it, nor loft they 
one Moment to ftrengthen Julia in her Refolution. 
Dear Daughter, faid fhe to her, tho' your Inclinations 
are not much for the Pcrfon you have pitched upon^ you 
have fo great a Share of Virtue, and he adores you (if 
one may fo term it) in fo extraordinary a Manner, that 
your Gratitude and Duty nvill produce in his Behalf vuhat 
your Tendernefs ^.vould engage for another Man. Julia 
kept Silence for a While, but when fhe was obliged to 
return an Anfwer, fhe faid, with a melancholly Air, 
7hat fince fhe had rejolved upon this Match, fhe hoped 
Jhe fhould not be vianting in her Duty. So great Prepa- 
rations were made for the Nuptials, and that fatal Day 
being come, Julia appeared in a white Apparel, bro- 
cadoed all over with Silver, adorned with Abundance 

of 



86 H r P L 1 TU S, 

cf Jewels, and her fair Hair curiouily tied up in Locks 
and Buckles ; (he had never appeared more beautiful, 
and at the fame Time more languifhing ; (he looked 
fomewhat pale, but without being the Jeatl injurious to 
her Complexion ; and her large Eyes containing a cer- 
tain Languifhmcnt by rcafon of her Grief, feemcd ra- 
ther to increafe than to diminifh her Charms. The 
Earl of Bedford thought himfclf the happied Man in 
the World, and could fcarce imagine how fo unex- 
pedled a Change could fall to his Lot. He was not a- 
ble to conceal the Tranfports of his Mind ; but neither 
his Tranfports, nor his Love, nor his Constancy, were 
able to touch the lovely J uUa^ Heart. She was mar- 
ried at Buckingham Houle, in the Prefence of a noble 
and numerous Aflembly ; every one took notice of her 
Melancholly, and fome would ask her the Caufe of it ; 
but fhe fcarce returned any Anfwer to any Thing, whe- 
ther ferious or otherwife. 

The Earl of Bedford underftood the fame Day he 
was to be married to her, that Julia was the Eari of 
WarnvicK^ Daughter, my Lord and my Lady Douglai 
thinking it not convenient fhe fliould marry the Eari in 
the Quality of being their Daughter ; but he defired 
the Tiling might be kept as a Secret, and that he might 
pafs for her Father hereafcer as he had done hitheno- 
The Earl, inllead of bringing his new Spoufe to Lon- 
don^ carried her into Berfjhire^ where he had a Coun- 
try-feat not inferior in Magnificence to a royal Palace, 
Art and Nature being joyned together to accomplifh it ; 
its Situation being infinitely delightful, by reafon of an 
adjacent Foreil, which furniftied it with the moft plea- 
fant Walks in the World, in the midft of a fpacious 
Solitude : For tho' this Seat was not above forty Miles 
diltant from London^ its Situation among the Woods 
made it appear much mere remote from that great City 
than actually it was; and tho' Abundance of Gentlemen 
live in that Country, yet none had their Houfes within 
a fmall Diftance from this Seat. This was the Place, 
whither the unfortunate Julia was condu<5led by her new 
Spoufe ; fhe defired the Countefs of Douglas to let 
the lovely Lucilia ftay with her fbme Time, whieh 

was 



Earl of Douglas. 87 

was Toon granted. AI-.s! were u pofllble to reprefent 
to ycu the doleful State of her Heart, you would cer- 
tainly afford her feme Compairion. / did not think, 
faid llie to Lucilia, that my Pain could pofjibly be increa- 
fed ; / belie'ved, that after ivhat I had undergone^ no- 
thing could augment my Sufferings j hut ho-xv much do I 
Jind my/elf deceived P My dear Luc'iUa., eucry Moment 
produces additional Torment to my Pains j this continual 
Conftraint I am forced to put upon myjelf for a Husband 
I dont love^ thefe fecret Reproaches I cotiftantly feel 
tvjithin m\felf and thefe Remcrfesy n.vhich are the Con- 
fequences of the tender Remembrance of a Lover nvho is 
fill beloved by me ; thife DeF,res of difchayging one's Du" 
ty, and the Violence of tearing from one'^s Heart an In- 
clination ivhich nonv is become criminal ; all thefe Con- 
f derations appear fo dreadful ^ and caufe fuch hea-vy Af- 
fiiSlions to ?ne,- as makes me apprehend fo\etimes they<iXjill 
reduce me to Defpair. Whilf I ivas my onvn Mijirefs 
J had this Comfort at lea ft ^ that I need not hlufi> on 
account of my Pajfon. jfujl Heaven^ nvhat a Martyr- 
dom is this I Ho^lv lo-ng Jhall I be thus afflicted I At 
thefe Words (he cried biiterly ; her Siller mingling her 
Tears with hers, would fain have afforded her i'ome 
Confolation, but without Succefs. 

The Earl of Bedford, in the midft of all the PJea- 
fures he enjoyed, could not but be feniible that lie was 
not beloved by his Lady ; for tho' Love be blind, it is 
very quick-fighted and difcerning in certain Refped.s. 
It is true, we are apt, when we are in Love, fcarce to 
make a real Diftindion betwixt that which is the Ef- 
fed only of Complaifance, and betwixt what proceeds 
from pure Inclination ; we ara very willing to flatter 
and to deceive ourfelves : But, after all, there is a cer- 
tain nice and delicious Relilli which affeds the Heart 
from Time to Time with a mutual Paffion ; but when 
only one of the two happens to love, he muft expeft 
Abundance of turbulent Hours, and the Objetl beloved 
muft alfo bear her Share in them. This was the Cafe 
of the Earl of Bedford^ who, during thefe turbulent 
Minutes, thought of nothing fo much than who could 
be the Perfon that robbed him of his Lady's Tender- 

nefs. 



88 HTPOLirUS, &c. 

nefs, tho' at the fame Time he knew not where to £x 
the Matter, fhe being a Lady of fo much Prudence, of 
fo much Indifterency and Refervednefs to all the World, 
that he had all the Reafon in the World to believe, that 
if fhe did not love him, fhe did not love any Thing elfe 
in the World ; and tho' he could not but look upon it 
as a great Misfortune to know himfelf net to be be- 
loved by his Wife, he thought it neverthelefs none of 
the leaft Felicities, that her Heart was not engaged ano- 
ther Way. Time will make me happy, /aid he to one 
of his inthnate Friendsy Julia is infenfible to all the 
World now ; but when her loving Hour is ccme, I 
don't queftion but fhe will do that in my Behalf out of 
Inclination, which now is purely the EfTeiTc of her Duty 
and V'irtue. 



THE 



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THE 

HISTORY 

O F 

HTPOLITUS, 

Earl of Douglas. 

PART 11. 



■^H REE whole Months were now expired, in 
which neither Lusiiia nor the Eail of Sujex 
had written to Hypolitus ; they were fo enra- 
ged againft him by reafcn of his Fnconrtancy, 
tliat they could not forgive him, and the Earl molt of 
the two ; for tho' he never ufed to keep conliant to one 
Miilrefs, he was a Man of [icnour, whofe Maxim it 
was, that a Man wlio pretends to Honour, fhould ne-. 
Vf r break his Word ; and this it was that made him (o 
angry with his Friend. 

My 



90 HTPOLiruS, 

My Lord Douglas having novv gained his Point, writ 
to the Enghjh Fador at Florence^ that he returned him 
Thanks for his Affiduity in intercepting his Son's Let- 
ters, but that for the futL're he might let them take their 
due Courfe ; yet this afforded no Matter of Comfort to 
Hypolitusy becaufe thofe Perfons from whom he expedled 
his Letters, thought fit now to fend him none. 'I'his 
put him under ftrange Inquietudes ; forty times was he 
upon the Point of refolving to go into England to fee his 
dear y«//<7, had uox. Leander made ufe of all the Power he 
had over him to divert him from it. One Evening, when 
his Spleen made him quite averfe to all Converfaiion, 
even of that of his intimate Friends, he walked out of 
the Town, following for fom€ Time the Current of the 
River Arniis, till, turning off a little Way, he got into 
a Wood of Orange^ Myrtle, and Pomegranate Threes ; he 
traced for fome Time the Tracl of the High- way, but 
at laft, by feveral By-paths, got into the meft remote 
Part cf the Wood. He, findmg himfelf at full Liber- 
ty, and without the lead Conllraint, began to figh, 
and to make the moft dreadful Reflexions in the World 
upon what cculd be the Caufe of his Miftrefs's net 
writing to him, as alfo of his Sifter's and the Earl of 
SiiffiXy and that in fo long a Time, He took a fixed 
Kefolution to leave Florence without Delay, much about 
the fame Time when his Valet, who knew he was under 
the greattft Vexation that could be, on account of his 
herirmg no News from England, having novv received 
feme Letters, went with all poffible Halle to find him 
out. Being told that his Mailer was feen to go into the 
Wood, he fearched all Corners thereof, till, having 
found him out, he delivered him the Packet. H\po!iti(S 
fent him home again, and overjoyed to fee the Earl cf 
Sujfex'% Hand, he opened it haltily, and found in it 
thefe Lines. 

THo'' I had taken a Refolution not to tvrite to you any 
v.ore, set I thoug-ht at lajl three Months Silence a 
Time fujficiently long to make you fcnJi'oL'' ho^M highly I avt 
concerned at your Infidelity to the faif Julia ; ar.d tho' all 
XDur Fricndi ought to be nxell fatisficd in fi advantageoiH 
^' a Mar- 



Earl of Douglas. 91 

« Marriage as yours is, and that I am one of thofe, ivho 
are moji fenjibly touched ^vith e-very 'Thing relating to 
you, I can ne'vertheUfs not forbear to oivn to you^ that I 
cannot be overjoyed at it, atid that 1 could ha<v€ n^ifhcd 
you had never changed your PaJJion. Poor young Lady, 
Jhe 'was troubled to the higheft Degree nvhen the Floren- 
tine Agent delivered your Letters to my herd Douglas, 
and nvith them the Pi Slur e of your neiv Mijlrcfs : The 
Confequence of this A fair, did reduce her to the very 
Point of Death ; and (he has fince done lomething out of 
meer Spite y ^whereof I fear, Jhe ivill foon repent. 1'ho'y 
perhaps, your Concern may not be fo great as it ufed to be 
in this Cafe, neverthelefs I believe you cannot but have 
fome Refentment againft it, v:hen you underfavd that jhe 
is married to the Earl of Bedford. This Sacrifice has been 
attended ivith fo many Tears, that her Nuptial Day feemed 
to be rather dffgned for a Funeral, than for a Feajf, 
She is noiv in Berklhire; the lovely Lucilia /:eeps her Com- 
pany in her Solitude ; and vuhilfl you vjalloiv in PuafurcS 
in the Place vchere you are, Jhe feels a thoufand Torvients 
ijuhere Jhe is. Do not take it amifs^ becaui'e I did not 
nvrite Joorer, and becaufe I ivrite '■^vith fo much Indijfe- 
rency, my dear Hypolitu"^, I ivasnot able to overcome my^ 
felf upon that Point ; and that I might be -^ours aga'^n, as 
entirely as I voas before, it qvas requijlte 1 JJ.ouJd difcovev 
my Mind to you nx:ith an unlimited Freedom. 

Hvpolitus read with the greateft Surprize in the World 
the Btrginning of this Letter, not knowing vvhat to make 
of it. Hii Marriage, his Inccnftancy, and all thefe 
Reproaches, feemed to be nothing bat Chimeras to him; 
But when he came to that Pafi'age, where the Earl told 
him, that Julia was married to the Earl of ^i"^^;-^, he 
was like one Thunder-llruck, he reeled down under a 
Tree, and was feveral Times in Mind to run him felf 
thr>.ugh with his own Sword, and fo at once to put an 
End to his unfortunate Life, but that fome imall 
Glimpfes of Hope ilopped his Hand : ''Tis no d/Jficult 
Matter for me, laid he, to J/^e ivhat they aim at ; "'tis 
poJJible ^\iX\di. has conceived fome "Jealoufy^ and to put me 

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92 HrPOLITUS, 

to the Tryal^ P?e has filched upon this Contrinjante^ to put 
tne in Fear of lojing hery and to bring ?ne back to my Dw 
ty, in Cafe I had laid it afde. But thefe thoughts con- 
tinued not longi being fucceeded by others much more af~ 
fli^ing than thofe : Ho<w ! Is Jhe married, cried he ? // 
// pojjible I Jhould be acquainted nvith this fatal Nen,<js, 
n.t:ithout dying out of Defpair f Julia, adorable Julia^ 
fivhat is it I have done to you ! If hat could rno-ve you to 
fufpeSl my Heart to be guilty of fiich a Treachery ! That 
Heart you ha^ve intirely linked to yours by a thoifaJid f«- 
dearing Engagements ! Do you think it could have any 
other Difpofttion hut for you? Alas I I am afraid you 
fiver e inclined yomfelf to be unfaithful to me, and "'tis this 
doubtlefs that has made you gi've Ear to thofe hifinuati- 
6ns againfi me. He paufed a while, and foon after re- 
penting himfelf to have accufed his Mirtrefs ; he asked 
her Pardon, no otherwife than if ftie had been piefent, 
witii Tears in his Eyes, and fuch mournful Exprefiions 
as are fcarce to be imagined ; threatning the utmoft of 
his Revenge to him who had robbed him of his Felicity, 
and to all thofe who had given a helping Hand to play 
him fuch a Game. In this afflided Condition he little 
ji)inded what Time of the Night it was, and tho' it was 
pretty late, he was not inclined to go as yet out of the 
Woo<i ; but fometimes would be leaning againll a Tree, 
fometimes fitting upon the Ground, but without find- 
ing the leall Eafe in this Variety \ the violent Agitati- 
tions of his Mind, his Defpair, Anger, all thefe Paf- 
fions tormented him to {-^.Cx a Degree, that he feemed 
to be nearer Death than living. 

Signior Leander^ with whom he was to fpcnd that 
Evening, not a little difturbed becaufe he did not fee 
him, asked the fame Servant, who had carried the 
Packet of Letters to Hypclitus, where his Mailer was ? 
And being told he had left him in the Wood, he was 
fomewhat furprifed and difcompofed at his Haying fo 
long there, (:ho' indeed the Phafantnefs of the Place, 
and cf the Scafcn, might have invited any Body to ilay 
there fome Part of the Night) fo he went to look for 
him, foon found him, and heard him fend forth moll 
doleful Lamentations. This faithful Friend, fearing 

leit 



Earl of Dov G LAS, 93 

left fomefinifter Accident was befallen him, haftned to- 
wards the Place where he heard hi3Voice,and by the Light 
of the Moon faw him lye ftretched along upon the 
Ground, like one without Senfe or Motion. O^/ rfiy 
dear Hypolitus, cried he, / doubt you are ^wounded? 
Whaty 'were xou ajfaulted by High-way- Men, or fome o- 
therVillaim ? Hypolitus looking at him with a fad Coun- 
tenance, H01U happy Jhould I bey faid he, nxjere I either 
(wounded or dead ? My Misfortunes are of a much n^orfe 
Nature, my dear Leander^ I have lof euery Thirg, 
Great Gody I have loji every 'Thing. He faid no more ; 
the Earl of SuJJex\ Letter lay juft by him. Leander 
finding he could not get one Word from him, in An- 
fwer to thofe Quellions he asked him, and not queftion- 
ing but that that fatal News which had reduced him to 
fo eieplorable a State, was contained in this Letter, he 
he took it up, and by the Brightnefs of the iMoon-light 
read it. Finding himfelf oppreiTed with Grief at the 
News which he knew had caufedhis Friend's Afflidion, 
he went at fome Diltance from him, to give vent to his 
Paflion ; but ibon after, returning to the Place where he 
had left him, found him to be gone thence : For Hy^ 
politus, without thinking on what he did, or without re- 
membering that Leander was far off, had left that Place, 
and was walking in the Wood as fall as he could, with- 
out knowing whither. Leander was much concerned 
thereat; he called him feveral Times by his Name, till 
at latl he heard him figh and fpeak to himfelf fo loud, 
that he cculd eafily trace and overtake him by his Voice : 
He took hold by his Arm, and embracing him with all 
the moft tender Demonllrations of a fmcere Friend, told 
him every Thing that either Reafon, Wit orTendernefs 
is able to infpire into a Man upon fuch an Occafion as 
this. He joined with him in his Complaints, not think- 
ing it convenient to contradid him at once ; but by De- 
grees endeavoured to allay his Pain, fometimes by flatter- 
ing him with Hopes ; fometimes by reprefenting to him, 
that a great and generous Soul, fuch as Nature had en- 
dowed him with, ought nottofufferitfelf to be fo far over- 
burthened with Afflitlions, as not to be able to fupport 
icfelf under the Weight thereof; he conjured him by 

every 



94 HTPOLirUS, 

every thing that was moft dear to him, and in parti- 
cular by the fame Julia ^ who was the only Obje^ both 
of hi Love and Pain, to endeavour to vanquifh him- 
felf, left that might be attributed to his Want of Cou- 
rage, which adually was the Effect of his Paffion and 
of his Pain. He knew Hypolitus to be a Perfon of Ho- 
nour, and that he hit him in a Point, which he was 
not in a Condition to contradidl. He added, that 
fince his Miilreis had fhewn fo much Repugnancy to 
that Marriage, it was an Tnfallible Sign, that he was 
ftill Mailer of her Heart j and that his Misfortunes were 
not quite pad Remedy, becaufe he was ftill belov'd. 

Thefe feveral Arguments produc'd this Effe6l upon 
Hypolitus thai he gave fome Refpite to his Sighs and 
Sobs, and canrenied himfelf for this Time to eafe his 
Mind by his Moans, which fometimes prove no fmall 
Confoladon to an unfortunate Lover. 

Day began to appear before Leander could prevail up* 
on Hyp itus to go home along with him j for by his 
good Will he would h^veroam'd about in the Wood for 
ever, like a Mad Man. They were no fooner got 
home, but Leander caus'd him to be put into a Bed ; bu^ 
would needs ftay along with him, knowing that his Pre- 
fence might Hand him in great Stead at this Time. \x 
is fcarce to be imagin'd, what a ftrange Alteration this 
fatal News had made in Hypolitus, and that in a kw 
Hours; it was fuch, that any one that had feen him 
then, would have fworn he had lately had fome violent 
and long Difeafe. And truly can there be a more vio* 
lent one than Love ? Or can there be a more dangerous 
one ,? Becaufe we are not fenfible of the Danger at the 
the Reg.nning of a tender Paffion, every thing appears 
pleafing; every thing feems engaging ; the Poifon flips 
infenfibly into our Heart, and is the more dangerous, be- 
caufe we take it with delight ; all our Senfes confpire 
againft us, and are a. it were our Murderers. 

A tonfidcrable Time was elapfed, before Hypolitus 
could take any fixed Refolution, till after having fram'd 
a Thoufand vain Projedls, he at lafl refolv'd to travel 
back to London: His Fathers Anger, his Agreement 

with 



Earl of DovGLAS. 95 

with my Lady Bedford that he fhould not come into En- 
gUnd within the Spate of Three Years, were not Mo- 
tives ftrong enough to divert him from this Deiign, and 
he was fo far from being concerned thereat, that he 
thought it below himfelf, fo much as to make the Icaft 
Refledion upon it i fo that when Signior Leander put 
him in Mind of it, Oh ! thefe treacherous People, cry'd 
he, fent me out of the Way for no other End, than that 
they might with the more Eafe do their worit to me. 
What Reafon have I to fear them now ? Jufi Hcivens ! 
there is no Danger fo great, but what I would encounter 
without fear j my Misfortunes are come to their utraoll 
Period ; my ill Fortune has poured upon me all its Ma- 
lignancy, and in that deplorable State I am reduced to, 
I can fear nothing, unlefs it (hould be the Dread of li- 
ving too long. Leander feeing him fo rcfohitc, re- 
folved to go along with him; and as HypoHtus\ Grief ren- 
dred him incapable of taking Care cither of his Perfon 
or of his Affairs, he managed every thing with that Ear- 
neftnefs and Affiduity, as is becoming a true Friend up- 
on fuch like an Occafion : He told him, they would 
pretend to go no further than to Rome^ and would take 
along with them each only one Servant, whom they 
knew to be true to them. Accordingly Leander ask'd 
his Father leave to take this Journey with Hyfoiitus, 
which he eafily obtained. 

They both left Florevce at the fame time, and tra- 
velled to Eologne ; but carried there no longer than juft 
to give a Vifit to Count Bentiz'oglio^ an intimate Friend 
of the Senator yllbertiy who had fent him a Letter by 
Leander \ then palling over the yjppe?inines, retuin'd pri- 
vately through Fierofola to Florence, and thence to Leg' 
horn : But there being no Ship in that Port, then ready 
to fail for Enghnd^ they hir'd a Tartane, which carried 
them with a fair Wind to Marfeilks. They had fcarce 
been there two Days when they embark'd for England-, 
but Hypolitusy before his Departure thence, had the Sa- 
tisfaction to receive a Letter from the Earl of IVartvick^ 
with whom he had all along maintain'd a very llri<rt 
Correfpondeacc, though they had not very often an Op- 

portu- 



96 



HTPOLiruS. 



portunity of writing one to another. The Earl o^War- 
Kick was gone to Vetiic£y with an Intention to ofFer his 
Service to that Republick, but he foon found that they 
enjoy 'd the Sweets of a perfedt Peace there ; this great 
and glorious City remaining an idle Spedator of all the 
Calamities Europe was then involved in. * Fwas about 
the fame time, that Cofmus de Medici s^ with the Afli- 
ilance of the Imperial Auxiliaries, befieged and took^;- 
enaf and that the Venetians had revenged themielves up- 
on Muftapha Bifo. This fo much celebrated Cor/air en- 
tring the Adriatich Sea with his Squadron of light Ships, 
ravaged the Coaft of Dalmatian till being engaged and 
vanqui(h'd by the General Canalis^ he had his Head 
cut oiFon the Deck of his own Galley. After this Ex- 
pedition, the Venetians diredled all their Councils to 
the maintaining an exaft Neutrality with their more 
powerful Neighbours : And the Earl of Warwick^ whofe 
Intention was to iignalize himfelf in the Field, foon 
confidering with himfelf that there was but little Like- 
lihood to fucceed in his Defign, in a Place which en« 
joyed the Fruits of a perfect Tranquility, underftood, 
to his no fmall Satisfaction, that great warlike Prepa- 
rations were making in the Ifle of Malta againft Dra- 
gut Rais, who, by Soliman's Orders, was preparing to 
appear at Sea with fifty Gallies. And the Knights of 
that Ifland, becoming jealous of thefe vail Preparations 
by Sea, left no Stone unturned to put themfelves, not 
only in a State of Defence, but alfo to attack the Ene- 
my. The Earl of IVarzvicky who had not as yet for- 
got the ill Treatment he had received at his Hands dur- 
ing his Captivity, was overjoyed at this Opportunity 
of fighting for his Religion, to fignalize himfelf in fo 
good a Caufe, and to revenge himfelf upon Dragut 
Raii ; fo he defired Ahifto Mocefiigo, the then Duke of 
Vcjiice^ to honour him with his Recommendation to the 
Great Mailer of Malta. The Duke was very ready to 
gratify the Earl of Warwick in his Requeft, to fhevv his 
own and the Republick's Acknowledgement of thofe 
Services he had done them : So he fet Sail for Malta^ 
where meeting with a very agreeable Reception, he 

went 



Earl of Douglas. 9^ 

went aboard the Commodore Vaktte ; and having per- 
formed every Thing that could be expected from the 
Valour and Conduct of two iuch brave Men, and thfi 
,Gallie5 being Jaid up again at MrJta^ the Earl of IVar. 
wick returned to I'enicey and gave immediate notice of his 
Arrival there to Hypolitus., who had written to him con- 
cerning Julia ^ Marriage, and into what a depJorabte 
JSftate he had been reduced by this terrible News, 
The Earl, highly abided at the Mifery of his Friend, 
writ him, in anfwer to his, That he was tranfadling 
fame Matters of the greatell Confequence at Venice, 
which he foon hoped to bring to a good liTue, and thjtt 
then he would make all the Hafte he could for Englmi^ 
to fnatch his Daughter out of the Earl of Bedford's Arms, 
iince the Match could not ftand good, being made with- 
out his Con fen t ; and that therefore he might reft affu- 
red, that Julia fhould be nobody s but his. The Amo- 
rous Hypo'itus being willing enough to flatter himfelf 
with thefe pleafing Hopes, this gave fome prefent AUiy 
to his Pain, efpecially fince Signior JLeander did not fail 
to put him frequently in Mind, that yu/ia having ftill 
a Father alive, and a Father offuch extraordinary Me- 
rits, and of no lefs Quality than the Earl of IVarwick, 
they wouW be glad to rellore her to him, (o ibon as he 
fhould demand her. 

Our two illullrious Travellers meeting with a prof- 
perous Gale, happily arrived in the Port of Zo//^(?^; ; but 
Hypolitus bearing an Averfion to his Father's Houfe, 
would not fo much as come in fight of it, but went 
ilrait to the Earl of SriJ/'ex who at firft gave him but a 
cold Reception. Signior Leander feeing Hypolitus ready 
to run diftrafted, v. ithout being able to fpeak one Word 
in his own Behalf, addrels'd him.elf to the Earl of Suf- 
Jex, ( though altogether unknown to him ) difcovering 
to him the whole Truth cf the Matter, how treache- 
roufly Hypo'itus had been dealt with; how he had met 
with the Earl of Wr^rzvick at Sea; and in (hort, every 
thing he had underftood from Hypolitui'i own Mouth. 
The Earl then grieved to the Heart at his Friend's 
Misfortune, threw himfelf about his Neck, and dafp- 

F iflg- 



98 H r p L I ru s, 

ing him dofe within his Arms, Oh f my dear and moil 
faithful PViend, faid he to him, what is it they tell me ? 
What ihall we be able to do, to remedy your Misfor- 
tune ? For youa e nrt marri;d in //'^/r, and yet it is this 
falfe News h s otcafioned you the Lois of your Miftrefs. 
At thefe Words Hxpolitus reviving as it wtre out of his 
Trance, and fetching a deep Sigh, Where is fhe, faid he 
interrupting kirn ? Where is (he? That Miftrefs 1 ilill a- 
dore, in Sfiteof all the Pain her too prtcip t-.te Rei'clu- 
tion has c u ed me. She is ftill in Berk/hire^ replied the 
Earl of SuiTex, and the far Lucilia ftays with her : This 
yong Lady isfo generous as to comfort her continrally, 
and to bear Share in all her Afflidions : Ihavehe:n told 
alfo, that fhe has be^n very dangerouOy ill, and that her 
Spoufeis mqrtilly jealous of her. The other Diy my 
Lord Keiille having invited me, with feveral o her Per- 
fons of Quality, to a Hunting-matcii at his Couhtry- 
feat (wh'ch y.u koow is not iar dillant from tie harl of 
Bedford'^) I was very glad to embrace this Opportunity 
of ftayirg for {\:mi Diys at a Place, where, by Keafonof 
: its Vi.inity, T mijht vift Julia withcut any Manner 
^of Sjipicion of a fr. med Defign. The Earl oi Bedford 
being one of thcfe iivcX weie invited to this Match, I 
thought I would prepare him befoie-hand for tl at Viiit; 
but he told me, with much Coldnefs, tjio' in Terms full 
of Civility, that it would be a great Favour to him, but 
that he was fcarce ever at Home. You have, replied /, 
a Lady at Home, who knows how to perform tie Ho- 
nour of the Houfe in your Abfence. He bluihcd and 
feemed difcompofed at thefe Words ; but foon recolledl- 
jng himfelf as well as he could, Tiiat Lady loves to be 
by herfelf, faid be ^ and is very often out of Order. This 
Anfwer, inllead of c'.eckir g me in my Defign, as the 
Earl fuppofed it would, pi educed a quite contrary Ef- 
fe^l; for I refolved to run the Hazard of a downrigl.t 
Refufal. Accordingly I went to hiS Houfe; but fuch 
effedlual Care was taken, that they were always ready 
with fome Excufe or other, either that Ihe was aikep, or 
that ihe was net very well ; fo that it was impoflible for 
me to fee her, or to fpeak to Lucilia, Alas ! cried Hy- 
psiitiis^ and how is it poflible for me to fee her I Forme, 

who 



Earl of Douglas.' '99^ 

who have ^voun^'eJ her Husband, and whom qaefliort- 
lefs he hates more than any other Man in t]ie( Lmverle. 
I fee no Way for you to fee her, reflkd rh-Ecul^ uniefs . 
it be under a Diigui e. They began then to confidcr, 
by what Means to bring this Interview .iboit: but Hy- 
fo/ifus'sMind was too far over-burthened with Grief, to 
be able to refletl; duly upon the Matter : Leandji' being 
but newly come into Englandy was unacquainted with 
the Cuftoms and Manners of the Country ; fo that with- 
out tlie Earl of SuJJex's Afilllarxj, they m'ght have 
thought long enough, and that to a very little Parpofe. 

A lucky Thought comes into my Head juft now, /aid 
he to them ; My Opinion is, to get fomebody to buy 
feme Ribbons, Gloves, Fans, and in fhort, all Man- 
ner of other Toys, fuch as commonly are fold by your 
Hawkers and Pedlars in the Country ; with thefe you 
muil: have two or three Boxes filled, every Way like 
thofe the Pedlars make Ufe of; and your Drefs being 
fuitcd to your pretended Profeflion, you may under this' 
Difguife go to the Earl o^ Bedford'' s Houfe, and meet.- 
with an Opportunity of feeing Julia, without the lea(t» 
Sufpicion. Hypoliius defired the Earl of SuJ/ex to go and 
buy what Toys and other fmall Wares he thought moll' 
convenient ; which being done, their VVares were put 
up in the Boxes, and their Cloaths fitted to their Inten- 
tions ; for Leander being refolved to f]".a:e his Friend's 
Fortune and Adventure with him, would act the fame 
Perfon as he did, and tho' he was unknown in Englandy 
yet thought fit to difguife his noble Air and, Mein under 
this vulgar tiabit : But, as to H^politus''i being obliged^ 
to take more efpecial Care of himfelf, for Fear of being! 
diftovtred by tiie Earl of Bedford, he puta large Plaifler 
upon one Eye, which covered Part of his Faci;, 

So they fet Oiit towards Night in their own Cloaths 
attended only by two Servants, who carried their Boxes, 
and oLher Accoutrements. A Tiicufand melancholly 
Reflexions, intermixed with fome Glimpfcs of Comfort, 
of Hope, and of Defpair, crowded iiito the amorous Hy- 
politus's Head. What Dirpoficion am I likely to find my 
dear Julia in ? Leander^ faid he, do you think (he wiil 
look upon me with CompalTion ? do you think fhe will 

F z give 



loo HTPOLITUS, 

gifQ a favourable Ear to me ? Oh ! the various Agita- 
tions of my Heart ' What an Anxiety of Mind I What 
a Paflion do I feel ! What will become of me at the firft 
Sight of her ? If her Husband fhould happen to be in 
the Room, how fhall I be able to forbear him, and not 
revenge myfelf upon him, for all the Pains he has made 
me fufier? They tnus paffed their Time away upon the 
Road, till coming to the Place where they intended to 
difguife themfelves, they alighted from their Horfes, 
put on their Cloaths with their Boxes, and for Fear of 
any fmifter Event, provided themfelves each with a Pair 
Pocket-Pillols charged with Balls, and then left their 
two Servants with their Horfes in the Wcod. 

yuIia'sHo\i{Q was not far from thence, and Hypolitus 
having been there before, they foon got thither, and 
Leander undertook the Task of fpeaking and anfwer- 
ing all the Queftions that fhculd be asked him. i he 
fiift Man they met with in the Court-yard was the Earl 
of i?^d)^or^himfelf ; this fatal Sight made Hypolitus tx^m- 
hie for Anger, fo that with much ado he could fcarce 
cbntain himfelf within due Bounds. Leander accofted 
him in 7/«A^z«, (a Language the Earl underftood per- 
feftly well) and told him he had Abundance of line 
Toys and Rarities to fell : The Earl ordered them to be 
brought into a fpacious Room, where having taken a 
View of their Wares, he was fo well pleafed with them, 
that he i6nt a Page immediately to defire his Lady and 
Lucilia to come down Stairs. 'I'hey came in a few Mi- 
nutes after, Julia leaning with one Hand upon a Cane, 
abd the other being fupported by Lucilia, like a fick 
Perfon ; befides, there appeared a certain Palenefs in her 
Countenance, her Eyes full of Languifhment, and an 
Air full of MelanchoUy and Sadnefs : But, good God, 
notwithllanding all thefeDifad vantages, Hypolitus thought 
her fo furprizingly handfome, that had he not been 
leaning againft the Wall, he had certainly not been in a 
Condition to keep himfelf upright. 

An Elbow- Chair being brought in for Julia, fhe o- 
v^rlooked all the Rarities in a carelefs Way, neither did 
fhe Ihew the leaiV Inclination cf buying any Thing, un- 
Jc§ it were a Piece of Miniature, reprefenting Love 

feiaed 



Earl of DouGLAS.^^ lot 

fehzecl with a violent Direafe, ,ar<l Reafon flan^mg near 
her, and offering to her a Viol with Liquor j but Love 
rufhed it back with her Hands; underneath were thefe 
Word?, Nothing can cure 7ne. 

She could not forbear to fhevv this little Pidure to 
Lucilia, which Hypolitus (who rarrowly watched every 
>\dion and Motion of her':) foon obferving, felt u 
ftrange Emotion in his Heart; and perceiving the Earl 
oi Bedford vtxy bufy in viewing \w Imt Leander fhewed 
him, and fearing lell Ju/ia fhould withdraw be- 
fore he could fpcak to her, he drew nearer, and pretend- 
ing to look for feme extraordinary rare Things in his 
Box, he brought out among the reft, the fame Parapet 
and Piifture Ju/Ia prefented to him, when they took 
Leave of one another, upon his going for It^/j ; he 
gave it into her Hands, and without much difguifing his 
Voice (which was fufliciently changed already, by thjp 
various Agitations lie felt within himlelf,) Praj, Madam^ 
faid he, buy this Piece, njchich reprefents Lo-xe ; perhaps 
you never fanjo any Thing fo fine in your Life : She too^ 
it carelefly, but no fooner call her Eyes upon it, but fh'e 
appear'd fo much furprifed, that had her Husband but 
taken ever fo little Notice of her at that Inllant, he 
muft needs have fufpecled there was fome Myftery in 
the Cafe. After having for fome Time viewed with 
much Attention, the Hairs, the Colours, the Device, 
and the Hearts : Where did youbuy this Piece, faid (he to 
him with a low Voice, as 7iot to he tinderfood by any Body 
elfe hut by him P Leand r^ feeing his Friend engaged in a 
Djfccurfe with his Miftrefs, took Care to keep the Earl 
of Bedford from over-hearing them : So that HypoUtut 
finding himfelf fomewhat at Liberty, replied. Ton ask 
7ne, Madam, ivhere I bought it F But there are certain 
Things not to be purchafed for Money ; / remember the 
Time, vjhich ^was the Happinefs of 7ry Life, ^iX'hen I ador' 
ed a certain Lady, and fye ivas plcafcd to accept of my 
Services', but that Time is pajfed and gone Dii'ine ]\i\\2t.y 
coitmued he, drawing nearer to her, as if he intended 
to fhevv her the Excellency of the Workmanfhip of the 
Piece, that Time fo dear and charming to me, is nonv no 
moj-c : She fufpe^ied my Conftancy^ pe believed me un- 

E 3 ' foithfui, 



J02 HTPOLiruS, 

faithful^ and I am come to protej} at her Feety that I 

never <iuas Jo. Thefe Words, which touched Julia to 
the \try Heart, foon putting her in Mind of her dear 
Hypolitus, fhe fetched a deep Sigh, and leaning her Head 
on one of her Hands, could not refrain from fhedding 
fome Tears : // ivouU be a great additional Misfortune 
to this Lndy, fa id fhe to him, if it be true^ that you are 
innocent upon that Account. WhiHl they were thus dif- 
courfmg together, Signior Leander Ihewed the Earl of 
Bedford d moa cmions ^tadranty and told him, that the 
.better to obferve its Exadnefs, they would make Trial 
of it upon the Terrafs-walk that was without the great 
Room : So that Hypolitus feeing no body with fulia but 
her dear Sifter, could not forbear throwing himfelf at 
"Julia's Fett, and taking hold of her fair Hands, kiifed 
them with fuch a Tranfport of Tendernefs and Paifion, 
that it was thought he would never have ilirred from the 
Place again. Lucilia was overjoyed at her Brother's Re- 
turn, and jful'-a .was not able to utter one Word, being 
quite confounded with Joy, Fear, and Pain j neither 
.had fhe Courage enough to make a more narrow En- 
qjjry in:o the i'ruth of the M tter, (notwithftnndin* 
fhe leJt in herfelf a great Lvigern.fs of upbraid irg him 
with his Iniidclity) but he was before-hand with he;-. 
J y lovely Ladj, faid he to her, calling a moll amorous 
Lojk at her, no^ I am not guilty ; thofe Tray tors that 
h'lve deceived \^ou volt h a fuptofitious MarriagCy fa thing 
I ?ifV£r /o much as thought of) jnadi this Contrivance on 
Pnxpofd to rcndjr the Remainder of my mojl doleful Life 
infupp-)rtahle to me: I am faithful to yoUy Julia, but 
you are mt fo to me, Dont encreafe tny Pains ^ my dear 
Hy- or'.tus, f.iid fhe to him fobbiiig and crying, vjhat I 
an^ convinced of to Day is a ficfcient Revenue to you^ and 
aj?unijhnent to ?nCy for having been fo unfortunate, as to 
f'ii^K ^^yf'-'lf to ^^ t^-i^^ catchcd in the Snare. Tho ?ny P if- 
Ji^Uy,aud the RefpSul I bear to you, vjill not Juffer me to 
reproach you, my dear Julia, / cannct hovoever but tell ycuy 
th/zi you vjcre too hafy in conjummating that fatal Mar- 
rlagCy and that it feems to mey as if fome other Reafons 
h£ (ides your Anger, had had a gnat Share in it ; fr 
'i^hat could make you fo far negle-iful of your Duty ^ as 

not 



Earl of DoU/GLAS. 103 

n^t to ask yeur Father i Confcnt^ and flay for his y^ppvq- 
bation? At thefe Words Julia looked upon him with 
Kyes full of Compaffion, for (h^ ver ly b-j-licved no other- 
vile than that i^e was dillrailfted ; What do you tell me of 
my Father^ faid llie, nvbom as far as I can remember^ I 
ne^ver fa^jo in all my Life-time I 4las ! had he been all-oey 
I JJjould not be fo wifrtiinate as no-jj I am. lUpolitus, 
by this Anfwer, foon underltood, that iny Lord Douglai 
had intercepted and kept both the Earl of IVar^MiiiC^ 
atid his Letters. Yen cuiht not to be ignorant any longer^ 
7/ty dear Lady, ccruinued he, raifing himfejf Irom tiie 
Cji:cUrid, for Fear ol being furprized, that that fame For-, 
tune nvhich has been fo contrary to me in e-very Tbin^ elfe 
in my Foyagtt <vuouid hon.ve-ver oblige ?}:e n.mth one Favdnr 
that fnof nearly concerned me ; / mean in that f range Ad- 
^venture of meeting '■-vith your illufrious Father at Sea. 
He fwas a Slate to the famous Cor/air Dragut Rai?, the 
fame againft ivhom he fought in the Venetian Ser-vicCj 
nxihen he ^was fuppofed to be fain y I deli'vered him from 
his Captin)ity^ and he acquain ed you ivith it in his Let- 
ters direded to ycu. Here the Karl o^ Bedford 

came back into the Room, deep y engaged in Difcoiirle 
with Leander, concerning the Price he was to give him 
for the ^ladrant ; for it being his Bufmefs to keep him 
upon the Terrafs-walk as long as he could, hi haJ let \o 
high a Price upon his Ware, that they were above a 
Quarter of an Hour arg>:ing the Matter, before chev 
could agree about the Pme; whicli they did at lall, Le- 
ander being unwilling to carry the Jell too far with th^ 
Earl. Scarce were tiiey got into tlie Room, where /i]j- 
politus was entertaining Julia, but in comes the Countels 
of lleisille, who was actually Julias Aunt, without 
knowing it; foriliewas igncrant of her being the Larl of 
IFariviclis D.iughter; but fhe had always Ihew' 1 her as 
much 'I'endernels, as if ike had been acquainted with the 
Secret of her Coniunguinity : Their Seats were at no gieac 
L'litance fomone another in the Country, fo Ike came 
to invite her to her Daughter's Weddings who was to be 
married to my Lord liouoard^ defcended from one of 
the moil noble Families in Endand. 7h'j I exUci but 
little Company there^ faid fhc to h.er, 1 do not qucjlion but 

F 4 '-W •? 



J04 H r P L I T U S, 

toe Jhall he a^er-y merry. I muji frankly tell yen, Madam^ 
fnoji obligingly, replied Julia, that unlefs it be the Plea" 
Jure of feeing you and ycur dear Family thire, nothing 
10 ill divert me ; for giive me Leanje to tell you, that I am 
fcare recovered of a 'very long Dijlemper^ 'which makes tne 
fill fo iveak and faint, that 1 afn much afraid my P re- 
fence nvill only proije trouble fon:e to fo agreeable an J^ffem- 
bly. Vou may tell me 'what y.u think fit, returned thei 
Countefs of Neville, but unlefs you are there the Match 
JJjall not be confummated ; ic^ Jhall not enjoy ourfelnjes 
tvithoutyouy and therefore am refolved to carry you imme- 
d lately along njoith me to my Houfe. My Lord Ho'ward 
being a near Relation of the Earl of Bedford' $t he fo 
effectually joined his Entreaties with my Lady Netille, 
that Julia, not being able to refufe them, went imme- 
diately along with the Countefs of Newlle, without 
havirgthe leall Opportunity of fpeaking with //)•/<?//'/«/, 
cr of knowing where the Earl of JVar^wick now was ; fo 
fhe, as well as Lucilia, contented themfelves fcr this 
Time, with telling the fuppofed Pedlar?, that they (hould 
not fail to come again another Time, beeaufe they in- 
ttnded to buy feveral Thirg, of them they liked. They 
took mutually thtir Leaves with the molt tender and paf- 
fion.t- Looks that could be; and fo f on as the Ladies 
were g t incother Coaches, t/uy likewifewt-nt their Wi ys. 
Leatider, as well as Hpolitu<, walk'd along for forne 
Time, without fpeakirg one Word, both tUeir Mind^ 
being qaice taken up wuh their Thoughts, which made 
them very peniive : At lalt Leander addrefnng himfelf 
to his Friend, Tou ha-ve, faid he to him, brought me ts 
Day to the Sight of t'vjo of the handfomef Lad.es in the 
Word. 1 am cf Ofinicn^ "'tis ir?:poJ/tblefor anyone to b el. old 
them 'without Admiration : I look upon Julia as the Objcii 
(fyaur Love, but Lacilia, the Charming Lucilia, is be- 
come the OhjeSl of mine ; hut that you are her Brother, 
ccncinuM he, I Jhould fear, Icji you /l.->ould he ny Ri^-al : 
She has quite enchanted ?fiy Senfes, her ivhole Deportment, 
her engag^ing Air, her regular Features, her Shape, her 
goodly Mien, all thefe Perfeilions Jhe is Mijircfs of beyond 
all other Women, have rais'd fuch an Ama^iement in my 
Sou'i that I tnujl cOnfefs to youy J never felt that for any 

othtr 



Earl of Do u g t AsY 105 

ether T'erfon in the Worlds vjhat I fe^livithin ntyfetf for 
her. Hypolitus overjoy 'd to hear him, threw his Arms 
all on a faddcn about his Neck ; / aiuld find hut one 
FitnJt in youy dear Friend, faid he to him, fhat'toctr, 
your nvant of Love ; / fomeiimes reh^ited my being in Lo've, 
unlefs you ^couJd he in Love as tvell as I ', it fern'' d to yne, 
as if^what I told ycu, tC'as not *very intelligible to yout 
and as if ?ny Pains did not af'e5l you fufficiently, becauft 
you had never felt any thing like it. I am over j of d to 
hear, you have at lafl met ivith avObjeFf^ thit is ca- 
pable of toiichlng your Heart, and it Jha/I not be nrf Faulty 
if my Sifer does not infpire into you a m^fi violert Pafjion, 
But Kvhat do you think of the lovely Julia ? Have I ?iot 
fufficient reafcn to die for her P Did ever yoiijee anything 
that comes near her for Bcanty F For my Party I ?;:ujf 
confefs, I am quiie enchanted vcith if; That Langui/^menf, 
that Sadne/'s you obferve in all her ASlionSy onl\\ferve to 
nugment her Charms, and to reorder me the more anfortUr 
fiate. Alafs ! Jll thrle th'rgs taken together, ferve only 
to make me the more fnfblc of niy Lofs in her. 

Their Converfation 1 fted till they came to the 
Wood, where they were again to change their Cloaths ; 
but whilft their two Servants were getting them ready, 
they on a Sudden lieard a great Noifc of Men and 
Horfes, who foon furrounded them. They Were not d, 
little furprized, and had no reafon to queilion, bat that 
they aim'd at them, when t'ley faw Tome with Swords 
drawn, others arm'd with Guns and Pillols, approach- 
ing on all Sides, and (without Ihewing their Authority) 
calh'ng to them to furrcndtr. They wtre fen-fible it 
would be in vain to withtland fo great a Number; 
but being re'blved not to fubmit tamely, they pulTd out 
their Pocket Pillols, and wounded no lefs than four, 
and then clapping their Backs againft Tome Trees, (to a- 
void being furrounded) they fought it out moft bravely, 
and were fuccefsTuliy fecorrded Ly their two Servants ; 
but at laH, finding the Number of their Enemies en* 
crcafe, as their Strength begun to decay by degrees, 
and tliat they aimM not at their Lives, becaufe they 
call'd to them without Intermlffion to furrender, they 
faw themfelves under a Neceffitv of doing lb. No foont'r 

F 5 had 



«o6 H r p Tjir U1S, 

Irad they got them into their Clutches, but, to revenge 
tiiem'elves and their Comerades, that were wounded, 
they tied Hypo/ilus 3.n6 Leander^ and their two Servant?, 
Hand and Feet, for fear they (hould either once more 
ti^ht againft them, or make their Eicape. 

In this Condition they carried them before a neigh- 
Ibouring Jullice of the Peace, upon vvhofe Warrant they 
had feiz'd them ; tho' (being mad and in drink) they 
had notproduc'd nor n^m'd it: The Thing happened thu?, 
j'jJl as Signior Leander and //y/c/////^ were changing their 
C. oaths in the Wood, when tiiey were going to the Earl 
of Bedford's Hou:e, fome Butcliers happening to pafs by 
that Way, and feing them pull off their embroldsr'd 
Coats, and inftead thereof to put on others of a quite 
dilTercntMake, and cnt clapping a Plaiiler to his Eye, 
thdj did not in the leail queition, but that theie were 
thefameHigii way men, who hadof late committed many 
Robberies in that Part of the Country. Several Conila- 
bles with their Attendants, had been abroad in Search 
after them, and were jull come back to the Jullice of the 
Peace's Houfe, when thefe Batchers came in, to give an 
account of what they had feen : There n>.'eded no more 
to fatisfy them that thefe were tlie Men they look'd for; 
and when after the Return of Leander and HypolUus from 
tiie Earl of Bedford's Houfe, they found them again bu- 
fied in changing their Cloaths, they thought themlelves fo 
certain that thefe were the Highwaymen, that without 
any further Ceremony they fell upon them, feiz'd and 
carried them to the Juftice of the Peace's Houfe. 

Whilft they were carried along, Hypolitns made the 
moll melancholy Reflexions that can well be imagin'd, 
upon the Oddnefs of this Adventure ; not being able to 
conceive unto whom to attribute, or whom to blame for 
^hi3 Mifhap. Is this the Effect of my Father s A-verfion^ 
faid he to nimfelf ? Jm 1 found out, and has JoTnehody or 
other difco^'o^d to him my Return into England I Or per- 
haps, has my Lad^ Bedford and her Son taken the Jd- 
wantage of my Father s Agreement nvith them? As he was 
under a great Uncertainty as to his Enemies, fo he could 
not but be furpriz'd, what fhould make them to feize 
Leander, being vex'd to the hearty he fliould prove the 

Occafion 



Earl of Do0-GLAS^V 107 

Orcafion of his Friend's i.i Treatment. They had 
tak -n cai'e to part them, fo that they had not ihe Satis- 
faction of fpcaking to one another, and no fooner were 
they brougiit before the Jullice, but he examln'd them 
each apart ; Guefs at their furprize, when he ask'd 
them, whether they had not kill'd fiich and fuch Per- 
fons and robb'd them ? They difown'd the F:.<^. bat you 
Diay believe, this would not difcharge them ; fo far from 
that, that they were put, Hands and Feet tied, into a 
deep Cellar, the Door whereof was narrowly watch'd by 
a Con liable and his Attendants. 

Bt'ing now at Liberty to fpcak, they to!d one another, 
every thing that can be thought tender and kind, or 
what can polfibly be conceiv'd to proceed from a mol]; 
Cnccre Friendlhip upon fuch an Occafion as this. Be 
not dijlurb\i, my deareji Friend^ faid Lcander to H'^polifus, 
you fee the njuhole thing is no rnore than a Chimera^ and 
that let the cvcorji come to the n.K.QrJf, you need ctiJy difcovsr 
you-Jhlf, and they nvill be glad fo fit us at Liberia. If^oiild 
you ha^ve me not be di/iwb'' J, cry^d HypoHtus ? Oh! Le- 
ander, I fee you are far frorn bci?tg full; acquainted nvitb 
the Sentiments 1 have for \cu, and -with ivhaf tnay be the 
C-onfequence of this J^Iifchance : I fee you tied Hands and 
Feet like a CriininaU in a dark Hole, upon the bare Gir.undi 
y^u follo'du' d me into my c^jjn Country, after you had fjeiK d 
file a thoufavd Courtefies in yours : Fhe frjl Place I bring 
y)u to is a Frifon% prayconfuler n,^hat Enter taimncnt 1 ^ive 
you in my native Countty? And njoouLi you have me re- 
main infenftble at fuch a Misfortune? Vts, 1 ivould^ faid 
Leander^ interrupting him, / vjould 7tot have you cai ,f 
Thinj^s to that Extremity of Tender tiefs ,. ard affure i y^ur 
felf that in hearing a Share in your Mi.for/ancs, I :)ont 
feel my o'wn ; hcfidesy let me tell you^ my Friend, I am 
above fuch an Accident as this ; a dark Holcy ill Treat- 
ment t thofe are things I value not in Refped to mv felf, 
und vjere you thoroughly a:quainted njoith the Sentiments of 
my Heart, this Mifhcip iKouhl not give you the leaf DiJ- 
turbance* If^ould be very uwi^orthy of the Goodntfs yon 
Jpeiv me, my dear Leander, reply 'd Hypolicus, nvh'ere I 
not highly fenfihle of it; and not to ^-iccal from sou' ny 
fui ther lf4t^iii£iudes, p-ny co^fder, <u,hat ivillletheC'oK- 

^ ^ ^'feqWncs 



io8^ H rp L iru s, 

JequincB of itt if I am forced to tell my Name i and if the 
Earl of Bedford Jhould be inform' d of cur Dlfguife avd 
all its CiraimJianceSy nvhat Conjiru^ions do you think he 
nX}ill make of it ? He njoill lay the blame at Julia'j Door ; 
he is a 'violent Alan, and full of Jealouly : Neither her 
Virtue nor her Innocence fwill be fnfficisnt to remonie h i 
Jealoufy, What 'will be the End of this ! Alas ! "'tis /, 
that perhaps JJj all pro^'e the Infirument of troubling her 
^ranqttdity for ever! Can there be ajiy thing in the World 
beyond this, to reduce a Lover to the utmoji Oefpair? Add 
to this, that in Cafe the thing comes to my Father'' s EarSi< 
he ivill think nothing too much for my Punijhment ; and, fo 
foon as 1 am difcharg'd by thefujlice^ I muji exfecl to take 
up 7//V Lodging in fo?ne other Prifon, as he often has threat' 
md me i So that at once J ruin Julia in refpecl to her 
Husband, and lofe Julia /« refped to my f elf. Truh, rt- 
^y"" di Leander , thefe are 'very cruel Extremities ; andivhat 
is n.corfe, I fee not nvhich ivay nfje Jhall be able to avoid 
ibsmt I have thought of fomething, added Hypolitus,j5a 
knoi'j thefe Jujiices of the Peace are fometimes covetous^ I 
fuuill try hi?n that Way, perhaps that 7nay prove the beft 
at laft. Leandera^^ro\''d of his Thought; and fo they 
pall away the Night, as well as they could, in this un- 
fortunate Condition. 

It was almoll: Noon, when they came to take them 
out of the Cellar, to carry them up into the Juftice's 
Room. Inftead of examining them, as they thought 
he would have done, he ask'd them whether they had 
Courage enough to fight ? They not being able to guefs 
at his Alcaning in asking them that Queinon, Hypolicus 
told him, he ought to propofe that Qaeilion ratlier to 
thofe that came v.j aflauk them, than to them ; bit, con- 
tijiusd he^ feuking to him foftly^ if you will iet us at 
Liberty, you need only tell us your own Terms, you 
fhall have whatever you can defire. I am not to be 
brib'd, faid the Jufice^ I will difcharge my Duty with 
Honour, and there bcmg fo many People concern'd in 
this Matter, you ought to be made an Example to o- 
thers. Hypolitus almoil reduc'd to Defpair to fee iiis 
Projed fall him, j»fter feveral repeated Initances, to no 
Purpofe, at laft refolved to tell him his Name; My Re* 

queji 



lEarl of Do u g l a«. 'A ife^ 

^tt/r/? of difcharginz us, faid he ro him, nvill nvt fur'nin 
the leaji to your Prejudice, for I am ivilltTio^ to tell Jaw 
mf Name, and am readf to gi've yon fwhat Rtivard yoii 
pleafe, pro<vided you nvill keep the Secret, becauj% I herue 
fome njueighty Reafms, to remain incognito here. J arri 
Hypolitus, Son to theEarlofT)o\ig\viS, and lam con- 
tinted to pay ^withy'yUf till I ha<ve made you afiitally fuch 
a Prefent as you Jball require. Tou are •very bold, reply M 
the Juftice, with an angry Countenance, to dare to take 
upon you fuch a Na?ne before me, as if I did not knonv po- 
Jitively, that the Perfon you mention is at prefent in Italy; 
and fo out of the Room he went, ordering thofe that 
guarded the Prifontrs, to keep thcmfelves in Readincfs 
to carry them away. 'Twas not long before the Juftice 
puthimfelfat the Head of thefc Guards, who had Hy. 
politus and Leander in the midfl of them. They had not 
walkM far, before they difcoverM on the Top of a Hill 
a very fumptuous Strudure, the Arches whereof being 
planted on both Sides with very fne 'frees, afforded a 
very agreeable Shade, and extended even from the Hill 
into the Plain ; they could perceive at a Diftance a great 
Concourfe of People, and as they came nearer, heard 
the pleafing Sound of various mufical Inftruments. What 
does this meauy wy ^(f^jr Hypolitus, faid Leander? yjre 
ive to be carried to this glorious Houfe, 'where all the 
Pleafures feem to ha'vefix'd their Seat ? What Part are 
ive likely to a5l in this Scene ? Hypolitus carting a melan- 
choly Look at him, Ifuppofe, faid he, rn^e fhall only be 
Spectators of this Feajf at a Difance ; for I belienje they 
intend to carry us to the next great Toiun, or perhaps to 
London. 

Whilft they were thus difcourfing together, they faw 
a Perfon cni-ng towards them, who appeared to be a 
Perfon of Note, as well by his noble Air, as by his 
numerous Attendants. Leander ask'd his Friend, whe- 
ther he knew him ? No, faid he, but I belieqje him to be 
fomebody of this Country: So he drawing nearer, the 
Jultice of the Peace alighted from his Horfe to pay his 
Kefpefts to him. * My Lord, faid he^ I am come on 

* Purpofe to beg your Pardon, and teftify my Uneafmefs 

* at the Difappointment I am foiced to give you. The 

* two 



no HTPOLITUS, 

* two Prize-fighters that promifed to be at my Houfe 
V. V'eilcrday, have /aiPd of their Promife ; I ftaid for 

* -them till Noon, but they not appearing, I kn^i^w not 

* what 10 do.' I\Iy Lord told him with an angry Coun- 
tenance, ' Had you i.ot given me your Word, I would 

* have taken care to have fome others provided for me, 

* and the Company that is at my Hoafe, in full Expec- 

* tation of being cntertain'd with this Divertifcment, 

* according to my Invitation; Whi-.t niuft I do in this- 

* Cafe r My Lord, repl\d he, here I have brought a- 

* long with me four fup.pofed Highwaymen, and fome 

* of them being Foreigners, and no pofitive Proof againll 

* them, it will I believe prove no haid I'aik, cither 

* by fair or foul Means, to make them hght together, 

* provided they may be put in Hopesof being difciuirged. 
My Lord told him, that if he would take tb.e Thing 
upon himfelf, he would be c< ntenttd j and calling his 
Eyes upon them, v^as extreamly taken with the goodly 
Mien and Air of Leander and thpoUtus ; he told the juf- 
tice thefe two might give fuincient Diverfion to his Com- 
pany, defiring him to make what halle he could, whilil 
he would go and give order to make the necefi'ary Pre- 
parations for the Combat; and accordingly the }u:lice 
ordered his People to walk on as fall as they could. 

Leander being rtot fo well verfed in the Englijh Tongue, 
as to underftand what they were contriving againll thern y 
Hypolitus fetching a deep Sigh told him, ' Oh! my dear 

* Leander-i what do you think they are preparing for u.% 

* the flrangell Cataitrophe that ever was fecn; GoodGod, 

* to what Misfortunes are we rcfjrved? They would 

* have us fight againltone another. Piay explain your 

* felf, fa^'d Signrcr Lea.r\d<iVy for I don't underftand ycur 

* Aleaning. You know, i-ep^y'd Hypclitus, that the 

* Ro?nar2s ufed to divert the People witn publick Specla- 

* cles; in tnefe cert. in Criminals ufcd fomciimes to Eghc 

* one another. This Cullom was introduced into Ertg- 

* lu?,d wlitn they made themftlves Mailers of ihii Ifiand, 

* and has been tr :nfmitLeu to our ^Limes j with this Dv^ 

* ference however, that our Gladiators or Prizi-hghters, 

* devote thcmitlves voluntarily to this Trade; I lay de- 

* vote themil'lves, for there have been Examples cfth.ir 

* having 



Earl of Douglas; iii 

having died of theWounds they received in thefe Com- 
bats, and I call that a Trade, which is made ufe of to 
get Money by it ; they are commonly drefs'd only 
in a Shirt and a pair of Drawers, with a Scarfe about 
their middle, and a Bonnet on their Heads. Thus 
prepared, they make their Appearance in a Place co- 
vered wiih Sand, upon a fpacious I'heatre or Staae, 
wirh broad Swords, bat blunt at the Points, being in- 
tended only for cutting and flaOiing, and promife the 
Spedlators not to qait the Stage, till they draw Blood 
from one another two or three times. So to work they 
go, wound one another moft miferably, cut off a 
Piece of the Skull or Shoulder, and don't fpare one 
another in the leaft at that Time, tho' otherwife they 
are very good Friends, and go fnacks in the Money 
that is given. They have alio a Way of fighting 
with pointed Sticks almoftlike fmall half Pikes, where- 
with they prick one another's Eyes out; to be fhort, it 
is a moft terrible Sight, and thofe that are the Spec- 
tators of it, are no lefs to blam.e, than thofe that do 
it. This Tragedy, dear Leander, they intend we 
fiiould aft againil one another. J, my dear Hypoli- 
tus, to fight and to wound you, cryd Leander, I will 
rither die on the Spot than do't. 
They had juft finjfii'd their Difcourfe, when com- 
ing to the beforementioned fine Houfe, they were con- 
duced into a fpacicus Room, without being unty'd ; 
fome Viduals were fet before them, but they would eat 
none, which the Juiiice (who was an ill natur'd furly 
Fellow, and in thefe Times of Trouble, prefumed he 
might ftretch his Autiiority l?eyond its due Bounds) be- 
ing acquainted with, he came to them, and told them 
they had beil to comply with what was defired of them; 
that their Deliverance or Death was in his Hands, as 
the Cafe ftood, and that h^; fwore to them by all that 
was holy and facred, that in Cafe they would not do 
what was propofed to them, they might make no other 
Account, than upon a certain Death, and therefore he 
would advife them not to put it to the 7>ial. They 
requefted feveral Times to fpeak with the Alafter of the 
Houfe i but the Juftice, who had obferved there was a 

llricl 



iii H r P L I TUlS, 

flrift Friendfhip betwixt Hypelitui and his Friend, fobn 
perceiving that their Intention was to btegofhim, not 
to fufTer them to fight againll one another, would net 
let them fee any Body. Nothing can be comparable to 
tlte defperate Condition they faw themfelves reduced to; 
the appointed Hour was come, and the more refolute 
they appeared in not complying with the Jullice's De- 
mands, the more he threatened them with Death and 
DeRrudion. At lafi: thefe two Friends dreading the £f- 
fei^s of an arbitrary Power, refolvcd that as Toon as 
t'l'Sf^y had got the Swords into their Hands, inflead of em- 
ploying them againft one another, they would make 
ufe of them to fell their Lives at the dearell rate they 
could -y fo they took their Arms and appeared within 
the Barriers where they were to fight. 

Nctice being given to all the Company there pre- 
fenr, that two Highwaymen, who had fought fo delpe- 
rately in the Wood before they were taken, were to 
fight, every one was very defirous to fee the liTue of 
this Combat ; bat no fooner were they entered within 
the Barriers, but you might have heard a confufed mur- 
muring Noife am.ong the Spectators, every Body there 
looking upon them with Admiration ; their Youth, their 
Beauty, their goodly Mien gain'd the Inclinations of 
all that were prefent. There was not one Perfon who 
couM hstv6 the feaft Knov^ledge of Signior Leandsr ; but 
there were net a few who flood almoft amazed, there 
fhould be fo great a Refcmblance betwixt a Robber, fuch 
a one as they ftjppofed HypoUtus to be, and my Lord 
Douofas*s Son : were he not in Itafy, faid they to one 
another, who could believe otherwife, but it was himfelf 
in Perfon? Thefe two faithful Friends viewM firft the 
whole AfTenibly with a noble and fierce Countenance, 
and then cafl their Eyes upon thofe Wretches they were 
to engage; of thefe there were th'rty in Number heacei 
by the Conftable and the Jurtice of the Peace, who lit- 
tle imagined there would be any Danger in the Cafe. 
Soon after HypoHtns and Leander clofely embraced one 
another, imagining (as they had great Beafon to do) 
that they were to go to a certain Death ; but they were 
tod cduriigeous to dread the Event j ard IhpcUtus had 
:-' • " this 



Earl of Dov gl as^ i 13 

this particular Satisfaftion in this Misfortune, to think- 
he fhould remain undifcovered, and that it would never 
be known, that he had difguifed himfelf, with an Irr- 
tention to fee Julia, 

Purfuant to what was concerted betwixt them, they leapt 
both together over the Rails, and running with Sword in 
Hand towards the Juftice, the Conilable and his Atteir- 
dands placed along the Barriers to guard them, they 
fnatch'd their Swords out of their Hands (becaufe they 
would prove more ferviceable to them than thofe they 
had) and fighting like two enraged Lions, you might 
have feen them in an Inftant covered ail over with Blood, 
and wounded in feveral Places. Ji^Ua and Luciliay who 
were not prefent at this Speftacle, becaufe they being 
naturally of a fweet Difpofition, took no Delight in fo 
cruel a Divertifement, hearing an extraordinary Noife 
that Way, and the Cries of the Ladies, (fome out of 
Fear, others out of Pity) run flrcrightways to a fpacious 
Terra fs where the Speftators were placed, which had 
divers marble Steps leading into the Place where the 
Tumult was : They call their Eyes, tho' not without 
much Relu£\ancy upon the pretended Gladiators, whom 
at firft they could fcarce diftinguifh in this Confufion from 
the reil : But alas ! "'twas not long before they difco- 
vered their d^^v Hypolitus and his generous Friend. 
Gi^efs what a Sight, what a Stroke this muft be to them! 
What Word? are able to exprefs their Surprize, their 
Fe-ir, their Aftli»5lion : Juil Heavens ! 'tis Hypolitus^ 'tis 
him, cry'd rhey both at once ; fo running headlong dovva 
the Steps, made all the hafte they could to fecure what 
they loved from fo imminent a Danger. There was 
fcArce any Body there but what was ready to efpoufe their 
Quarrel, every one follow'd them with their Swords 
drawn. They kept c^ofe to their Lovers, and thefc 
feeing them come to their Pvclief gathered new Strength 
and Courage, fo that Mr. Juftice with his Guard feeing 
fo many Swords rea:dy to be turn'd againft them, were 
gl;id to fcek for their Safety in their Hee!s, leaving thefe 
two Champions and dear Friends ablblute Malters of 
the Field of Battle ; but their Strength hitherto fup- 
. ported by their Anger, now beginning to fail, UypoUius 

almolt 



114 H r P L I TU S, 

almoHdrown'd in a whole Rivulet of Blood, drop'd down 
half dead at Julias Feet, and Lemider drawing near 
toaffilt his Friend, had the fame Fate. Julia 2iV\^Lucilia 
at this molt deplorable Sight, b.-ing ro more Millreffes of 
themfelves, Julia was altogether taken up with her 
deareil Lover, vvhofe Head leaning upon her Knee?, 
ihe held upright in her Arms, bathinghisF.ee with 
her Tears, breaking forth into moU pamonate Moans 
and Lamentations, and endeavouring to ilcp with one 
of her Hands the Blood that gufh'd cut of one of his 
Vv'ounds ; whilfl Lucilia appiy'd all her Cire to the Af- 
iiftance q{ Leander i and tins young lovely Lady, ihew'd 
'already fo particular a Concern for the Prefervation of 
this Stranger, as might well be fuppolcd to owe its Ori- 
gine to another Principle and Motive, than to Genero- 
fity alone. They weie going to carry HypoUtus into a 
Chamber to drefs his Wounds, but he not aonfidering 
before whom he fpoke, and cafting a languifliing Look 
at Julia^ told her with the utmoil Palhon j Permit me, 
dear Llijlr/fso/my Heart, to die in your j^rms', this Death 
fwill he more- agreeable a fid piore happy to me than tny 
Life. There were but few who could hear thele Woids, 
and thofe that heard it, look'd upon it as an Etfei^ of 
a Frenzy, which is often the Forerunner of approaching 
Death ; but the Earl oi Bedford ^ who was one of thofe 
that heard it, was flruck with it as with a Thunder- 
bolt ; he kv.tw Julia and H;politus to be no Brother 
and Siller ; he knew that they were educated together, 
th.it it was he who wounded him in the Garden, when 
he was attempting to carry o^ Julia by Force ; in one 
IVIoment tvQvy thing prefented itfeif before his Eyes, 
which he had to fear, and thefe Surmizes were in his 
Mind changed into undeniable Realities: But ib fcon as 
he was told by the Juilice of the Peace, that thefe two 
Gentlemen were taken difguifed in Pedlars Habits, he 
had the Curiofity to look into their Boxes, and there 
needed no mere to convince him that there was a inutual 
Lovt: betwixt Julia and IhpoUlus ; but he had ib much 
Prudence, as to hide the Dart that had pierc'd him 
through the Heart. 

Both 



Earl of Douglas. 115 

Both ihefe loving Friends were carry 'd into one Cham- 
ber, where their Wounds being fearchM and drefs'd im- 
mediately, were found to be much larger than dange- 
rous. In the mean while yulia confidering with her- 
■felf, but too late, that her Spcufe would be heartily vex- 
ed to fee her fo much concerned at Hypolitus^s. Misfortune, 
to repair in fome meafure this Fault, fte defired Lucilia 
to tell her Brother, how fhe was oblig'd to adl with Cir- 
cumfpeflion, and not to fee him unlefs it were in the 
Earl of Bedford's Prefence ; that he himfelf might eafily 
judge, what violence flie put upon her own Inclinations, 
fince fhe was fo unfortunate as not to be able hitherto to 
efface out of her Heart the Imprefli:>ns he had made 
there, and that fhe conjur'd him, to let her hear where 
her Father was. 

My Lord Nevil was almoft inconfolable, that fo un- 
fortunate an Accident fhould fall out in his Houfe, bear- 
ing a moll: profound Refpe£l to the Earl of Doug/as, and 
confe(]uently to his Son j and being inform'd of the true 
Qiiality oi Lrandcr^ he omitted nothing that might con- 
vince both of thf-m, of his Uneafineis on that account, 
and of the p:irt!cular Efleem he had for them. H-^po!itus, 
unto whom he aJdrefsM himfelf in a molt peculiar man- 
ner, defircd hini hot to a'-qualnt his Father with what 
had happened, and told him frankly, that it was his 
Love Paffion that had halkn'd his return cutof Italy^ and 
made him difguife himfelf in a Pedlar's Habit; that if 
his Family got to know of it, it vvculd prove' the Occa- 
frn of great Contells betwixt them and him, till he 
might have Time and Opportunity of fettling Matters 
upon a better Foot; and my Lord promifed to do all he 
defired of him. 

Several of the Company v.-ere mighty follicitous to 
knov/ what could induce thefe two Gentlemen to difguife 
themfelves thu5, and there were very few but what fup- 
pofed there was a Love In:rigue in the C-fe, but they 
could r>ot guefs at the Pcrfons concerned therein: for 
every Bcdy believing yulin to be Hypolitus''s Sifter, there 
was not the leait rco.n for any Suipicion upon her Ac- 
count, 



ii6 H TP LITUS.... 

count, To that every Body guefs'd according to his Fan- 
cy, but no Body hit the Mark- 
In the mean time the Juftice of the Peace being Jen- 
lible how far he had abuled his Authority, and dread- 
ing the Revenge of thofe he had fo grofly mifufed, 
with the utmoft Suhmiflion beg'd jfuHa'i and Lucili.i*s 
I'ardon, and that they would be fo geoerous as to inter- 
ceed in his behalf with Hypolitns and Leander^ whick 
they prcmifed to do, judging itmoU convenient, at this 
Time, to Sacrifice their Refentment to other more 
weighty Confideiations. 

Lucilia frequently came into her Brother's Chamber, 
becaufe J'at./^, as well as (he, was impatient to hear, 
almoft every Alinute, how he did. He called her to him 
and faid, • Why, dearSiHier, wiJJ you always come 

* alone ? Does not the lovely Julia think fu to come 

* alfo fometimes to afford me fome Confolation under 
« my prefent Afflidlion? Were fbe to confuli her owa 
•-Inclinations only, reply'd fhe, you v/ould have feen 

* heroftner than me; but fhe is obliged to be fo much 

* upon her Guard, that ihe dares not venture to fee 

* you, unlefs it be when her Jealous Husband is pre- 

* fent. She has enjoy n'd me to tell you fo, and to 

* give you from her a thouland Affurances of an eternal 
< Friendfhip, and to defire you to let us know, in what 

* Place you parted with her Father, becaufe you were 

* interrupted yellerday before you finifh'd your Rela- 

* tion. Oh ! my dear Lucilia, faid he interrupting 

* her, excufe me if I make the bell: ufe of her Cui iofi- 

* ly ; pray tell her, the Amorous Hypolitus v,'\\\ tell no 

* Body but herfclf where the Earl of Warwick is ; this 

* will at leall engage her to come to fee me. After 
thefe Words he paufed a while, but foon reafTuming 
his former Difcourfe, * Is it pofTible, faid he, fhe can 

* refufe me a Favour I (land fo much in need of at this 

* time. Dear Sifter, I conjure you, negk'(5l nothing to 

* make her trant me this Req^ elt ; I know not but that 
« my Life may depend on it, or at leaft do you perfwade 

* her as mu:h as you can, that it does ; perhaps, that 

* may prevail upon her to come. Lucilia promis'd fhe 

would 



Earl of Dou G LAS, 117 

would do all that lay in her Power, to engage yt/^a to 
give him a Vifit in his Chamber. 

The AiTembly at my Lord Htfzo^rd's Wedding, was 
fo numerous, that being fomewhat firaitned for Rcjom, 
Julia and Lucilia lay together in one Bed ; they went 
into their Chamber very early that Nignr, and no I'oon- 
er were got into Bed and their Maids gone, bu't finding 
themfelves at full Liberty to talk together, J^iz/A^ retching 
very deep Sight, intermingled with Subs, and claiping 
Luc'iUa very clofe in her Arms; * Oh! dear Sifter, 
*, faid (he, did ever any Body fee fuch a Series of odd 
' Adventures as thefe ? Wonder with me at the Fatality 

* of my Stars; fcarce had I got the firll Taft-i of that 

* Satisfaction of feeing again a Man who has rcmain'd 

* always faithful to me, in fpite of all the Reafons I 

* had given him to hate me, fcarce had he acquainted 

* me with the happy News of my Father's being alive, 

* but this Felicity is overturned by a thoufand finiftcT 

* Accidents. Here you fee me at a Feaft, where I had 

* the AtHidion to fee him almoft flain before my Face, 

* and the lingular Concern I (hewed in his Prefervation, 

* has prov'd a fignal Prejudice to me with my Husband ; 

* I could difcern his Seiious Thoughts in his very Eyes 

* and Countenance, in fpite of all my Diftradlion, and 
' the Pains he took to conceal them : 1 dare not flat- 

* ter my felf any longer upon that Score, he is certain- 

* ly convinc'd at this very Minute, that Hjp>!uus is 

* dearer to me, than my own Life, and that he is the 

* fo!e Mafter of it : Add to this, that moft cruel Ne- 

* cefTity I lie under of not feeing him, and confider, if 

* you can « You mull overcome thofe Nice- 
< ties which thus diftuib you, dear Sifter, h'\d La cilia 

* interrupting her, my Brother's Life lies at Stake, he 

* has charged me to make you acquainted with it, and 

* to conjure you in his behalf, by that Paifion he has fo 

* inviolably ipreferved for you, not to refufe him this 

* only Confolation he has left. Oh ! dear Siller, cry'd 

* Julia, he has not rightly confidered of what he de- 

* lires, if you could be fenfible of the Anguilh I am 

* likely to feel within me, whilll I am with him, you 

..'^. would 



ir8 HTPOLirUS, 

would pity me, and notdefireit; for what I owe 
to my Duty, 1 am afraid will not agree fo well with 
ray Sentiments for him', but that I may either be too 
favourable or too cruel to him : But Ju^i^i , faid Lu- 
ciliii^ if you don't go you will hear no further News 
concerning your Father; of your Father, I fay, who 
being as it were recovered from the Dead, ought to. 
be very dear to you. If you can be fo rigorous to 
poor HjpolituSf certainly your Curiofity to know what 
is become of the Earl g{ Warwick ^ will make yoa 
more pliable; for my Brother protefts, continued^ 
Julia, he will tell it to no Body but to your own felf. 
Alas! dear Sifter, fnd Julia, you need not take fo 
much Pains to perfwade me, my Heart declares for 
your Brother without it, it feconds your Endeavours, 
and will prove too ftrong for my Rcafon ; O I how 
difficult is it to keep from feeing that which is dearer 
to one than one*; Life ; how weak a Creature is a 
Woman upon fuch an Occafion as this, and how 
much in vain is it to ftruggleagainft what one loves ; 
muft I at laft make a frank Confcflion to you, dear 
Sifter, I find my felf fufficiently inclined to follow 
your Counfel, provided you can find out a Way to 
do it with Secrecy. Unlefs we goto him immedi- 
ately, fi^id Lucilia, we may be in Danger of being 
furprized ; I left a Candle burning on Purpofe, and 
I have found out this very Evening a Pair of private 
back Stairs, which lead up to the upper End of the 
Gallery, near our Chamber ; we may go that Way 
if you pleafe, without making the Icaft Noife. 
What Sifter, ///V Julia, interrupting her, what, in the 
Night-Time, what if we ftiould be difcovered? That 
would fignify nothing to the World, Jaid Lucilia, 
for all the World believes us both to be FJypoHtus's 
Sifters. But the 'Ezxloi Bedford knows to the contrary, 
/aid Julia fighing. You are too fearful, nvfwered 
Lucilia Jomewhnt impatiently, come, come. Sifter, let 
us go ; come don't paufe any longer upon the Matter. 
Julia got out of Bed trembling all over, and throwing 
a loofe Gown about her, Luiilia took her by the Hand, 

and 



I 



Earl of Dov GL AS. ' 119 

oartii condudled her to her Brother's Chamber. It was by 
this Time pretty late, but he had rot Ihut Eyes as yet 
that Night: Hearing the Doer lo make a Noife, and 
feeing h,s beloved Miilrefs coming in, he was (6 far 
tr. nfported with Joy, that it had almoll coll him his 
Life ; for all his Wounds opening afrefli, he was covered 
with Blood, before he was fenfible of it himfelf. Julia. 
featcd herfelf near his Bid-Side; * Dear Hypoliius, faid 
faid flie, with Tears in her Eyes (which Ihe was not 
able to retain, in Spite of all the Pains ihe took to keep 
them back) you have this Day been made fenfibie by 
the Excefs of my Grief, that the unfortunate jfulia in 
changing her Condition, has not changed her Senti- 
ments for yoa: Ye5, my dear Hypolitus^ J am willing 
to own it to you, you nre at all 1 imes dearer to me 
than my own Life ; which I would willingly part 
with, to purcha'e your Tranquillity ; I think of no- 
thing but you, I lament you, and bemoan myfel^ and 
1 Ihall always be inconfolable under my Misfortune ; 
but fmce *tis part all Cure, we mult furmcunt it by 
Virtue : You lee I come to pay yoa a Vilit, an 1 it is 
in Order to bid you my lall Farewel ; we muft, 
Hypolitus, we muft fubmit to this cruel Necefiity my 
Du'y impofes upon us : Death fhall always be m.ore 
preferable to me than a ftiameful Life ; and were I 
the only Perfon now l.ving in the Wcrld, I would aft 
as if the whole Earth had their Eyes f xed on me : 
Don't go about to fhake my Relolution, it would kx\Q 
only to augment my Pain. No, my dear yuiia, fcid 
he to her, no, I will not pretend to fhake it : I own 
myfelf highly indebted to you, becaufe you would 
foon free me from this languifliing State ; you could 
not have pitched upon a more convenient Time to put 
a fpeedy End to my Mifery. The weak Condition I 
am reduced to by my Wounds, and by what you have 
told me, will foon deliver you from an unfortunate 
Lover, whom you would not have abandoned as you 
have done, had you truly loved him. I will not re- 
proach you, Madam, you wilh for my Death, you 
have wifhed for it long ago, and I do fo too, having 
more prelhng Reafons for it than you.' He laid no 

more. 



120 HTPOLJTUS, 

more, yu/ia obferved him to turn quite pale, his Ey^ 
half (hut, and his Silence threw her into a mortal An-» 
guifti ; fhe called LuciHa^ who was difcourfing with Sig- 
nior Leandcr^ to his Afliftance, who coming to HypoU- 
tMs*s Bed-Side, found him fwimming in his own Blood : 
They were fo furprizedat the Si^ght thereof, thit at firll 
they knew not what to fay to him, but at lall calkd 
for Leander. Tho' he was as yet very ill himfelf, he got 
out of Bed, and found Means to bind up his Wounds 
again. Julia was ready to run diilradled, to find what 
difmal Effedls her rigorous Proceedings had produced ia 
her Lover, fhe took him by the Hand, and bathing it 
with her Tears, * You did millake my VVords, /aid 

* Jhe, and fmce there can be no Medium betwixt your 

* feeing me and ycur Death, we will chufe the hrft, 

* my dear Hypolitus^ becaufe the Lofs of your Life 

* would be beyond all other Things to me.' At thefe 
Words he was going to kifs Julias Hand, but fhe 
would not fuffer him, * I mull own to you, faid Jhe^ that 

* every Thing appears extraordinary to me' and that 

* the leaft Favoar I ihould grant you, would feem a 

* Crime to me. DediV Hvpolitu: , reconcile your Paflion 

* with my Duty, and then I iliall rell contented. That 

* will not be fb difficult a Thing as you imagine, fair 

* Julia., /aid he^ you have a Fatner alive, you have been 

* married without his Approbation, he dd not give his 

* Confent to your Marriage ; if you doubt it, I have 

* a Letter he writ me on that Subjed, will convince you 

* of it.' He then delired Lucilia to affill him in open- 
ing a fmall 5)i^«{/^-Leather Cafe, that was faftned to his 
Arm, and with it the fore- mentioned Ltt:er of the Earl 
of War^'icki which he gave Julia to read, whereby fhe 
was fully convinced of the Truth of what he had told 
her. ' 'Tis certain, adJed he, he will fnatch you from 

* the Arms of that unworthy Raviflier; fo that, Madam, 

* if you plcafe, 'tis flill in your Power to make me 

* happy.' Julia was not a httle nettled, and under no 
fmall Uncertainty what Anfwer to make, tho' her Incli- 
nations fufficiently told her what to fay ; fhe thought that 
being once married, fhe was obliged to fliy with her 
Husband ; that fhe had no Force put upon her when fhe 

married 



Earl of Dov GL AS. 121 

married h^m ; flie confidered what the World would 
lay of her, and thef; Conliderations made her to delay 
her Anfwer. Hypolitus foon perceiving her Irrefolution, 
* I am undone, Madam, cried he \ all tiiat Tendernefs 
you had for me is gone, ycu are unrefolved to tefti^y 
yourSa'isfadion in a Matter which ought to be yours, 
were you not altered from what you ufed to be. Alas \ 
Hypolitusy replied Jhe, I am not changed, you deal un- 
jultly with me, let me lec my Father, and I will obey 
him in every Thing he fhall command me, provided 
it be not againil my Confcience and my Reputation ; 
you are no lefs dear to me than my Life. My ador- 
able Lady, faid he, do you think I could entertain a 
. Thought that might be difpleafing to you ? Priy be bet- 
ter acqu.iinted with my Paflion and its Motions. I wiJl 
do you Jullice on that Account, yiz/V//i'f, rnd 'tis that that 
engages me to make thefe Steps which are not very com- 
mon,! hope you willthink yourfelf obliged to me for it, 
and not make iheleaitill life of them, my dear Hypoli- 
tus; and let me know all the Circumftances relating to my 
Father's Adventures.'' He gave her an Ac. cunt of it, 
and fhe was ready to give him frefh Proofs of her Ac- 
knowledgement and Love. I am indebted to you, faid 
fhe, for mf Father s Liberty ; continued fhe, nay perhaps 
for his Life^ and therefore cannot deny you, ^without In- 
gratitude, all the Achioivledgment 1 am able to gi<ve you. 
VVhilll they were thus talking together, Lucilia inter- 
rupting them, faid, it was near i)ay-break, and that 
it was more convenient to afford fome Time of Red to 
tiiefe two Gentlemen under their prefent C rcumltarc s. 
}iypolitus and Lcandcr blamed her for breakuig off their 
Converfation, which was fo precious to them ; V.\xiju.^ 
lia being wii!;ngto follow Lucilia's Advice, conji.rcd h^T 
Lover to think of nothing elfe but of his Cure. 'Tis 
the Ufmoft of my Wijh at this Time, dear Brother, faid 
fhe to him, giving him her Hand, v/hich hekifud mcfl 
tenderly, at/d you cannot doubt much ^without doin^ me In- 
juflice^ that it concerns me to the highijl Degree. She 
fhewed Abundance of Complaifance to Leander, and 
then returned with Lucilia, to her own Bed- Chamber. 
The Earl of Bedford hid not flept one Wink all that 
Night J his Jealcufy and Inquietude being fuch as would 

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not fufFer him to take the leaft Reft ; all his Thoughts 
were taken up in contriving a Delign, fuch a one as he 
knew would revenge him lufficiently upon thefe two 
Lovers, and the better to fucceed in it, he refolved to 
bring it about with all imaginable Secrecy. He pre- 
/ tended the next Day to be very ill of a Fever, got not 
out of Bed till pretty late, and then faid he would go 
Home. Julia not daring tocontradidl him, went im- 
niediately into Hypoliius*s Chamber : Dear Brother ^ faid 
fhe, 1 am obliged to leave you^ the Earl of Bedford is re- 
fol'ved to go aivay immediately. I once more fut you in 
Mindy manage Matters njoith my Father as you think Jit ; 
Ihanje no T^ime to tell you any more, but pity and lo've me. 
1 leave Lucilia njjith you till your Wounds are cured, 
j^nd <will you leave me, Julia, cried he full of Anguifh, 
muji that Tyrant of my Repofe fnatch you from me ? Oh! 
thou too charming Felicity, nvhat makes thee turn avoay 
from me fo unexpe£iedly ? And nuhen Jhall I fee you again ^ 
Madam? Alas! replied ihe fighing, that is more than I 
am able to tell you ; / f>all be fuficiently guarded y and 
fufficiently unhappy. Lucilia came that Moment to tell 
iier that every Thing was ready, and that her Husband 
only ftaid for her coming. Then the amorous Hypolitus 
kiffing her Hands bathed them with his Tears j Fare- 
n.velt faid he, continue faithful to your faithful Lover. 
Julia, without fpeaking one Word, gave him a fine 
Turquoife Ihe drew from her Finger ; Pray Heavens 
foon bring the Earl of Warwick into England, cried he. 
J voi/h it <n.mth all my Heart, replied Julia, and you may 
fromife yourfelf every Thing from this tender Heart j hut 
aii fo, as not to leave the leaf Scruple or Nicety to my 
Virtue, to my Honour, to the World, all thefe muft be 
fully fatisfied. She left him immediately, and taking 
Leave of my Lady Nevil, recommended in very pref- 
fing Terms her Brother to her Care, and then embrace- 
ing Lucilia feveral Times, they parted, with fuch evi- 
dent Marks of Trouble in their Countenances, as if they 
had fome Fore-fight of the Misfortunes that were likely 
to befal them. 

Julia was no fooner arrived at her own Seat in Berk- 
foire, but her Husband privately made all the neceffary 

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Earl of Douglas. 123 

Preparations for the putting in Execution his Projedl of 
carrying her into France. Three Days were fpent be- 
fore every I'hing could be got ready, notvvithllanding 
which, he carried Matters fo clofely, that fhe knew no- 
thing of her intended Departure, till he ordered her to 
go into the Coach ; and Ihe had enough to do to get fo 
rouch Time as to carry her Jewels along with her. Is 
it pofiible to exprefs the Anxiety of this fair Lady ? For 
being a Perfon of a quick Penetration, ftie perceiv'd at 
that very Moment, what fhe mull expe^ from her Hus- 
band ; fhe would willingly have writ to Hypolitus and to 
Lucility to give them notice of her Difgrace, to defire 
their Afliflance, and even to afford them fome Comfort 
under that Afflidion fhe forefaw they would lie under ; 
but was too narrowly watch'd by the Earl o^ Bedford, to 
be in a Condition to attempt any fuch Thing. Ifabella 
her Woman was the firlt who told her what ihe had un- 
rierftood concerning the Refolution her Husband had ta- 
ken of carrying her into France-^ and in fpite of all her 
Tears and Entreaties, he made her go along with him, 
without any further Delay. ' In what is it I have dif- 
pleafed you V /aid /he, with an Air fo full of Good- 
nefs and Swcetnefs as would have moved a Heart of 
Stone ? * Ought not you, Sir, to be better fatisiied be- 

* fore you condemn me ? 'Twill be always in your 

* Power to punifh me; but after you have punifliedme, 
' it may be too late to repair the Wrong you have done 

* me, both in Refpeifl to the World and to yourfelf, 

* Enter into your own Heart, Madam, /aid he in an an- 

* gry Tone, 'tis that which will jaitify my Proceeding; 
' and if I don't enter with you into a long Debate, 'tis 

* not that I acl upon my own Head, or tliat I am not 

* fenfible upon what Foundation I ad, but bccaufe at 
' this Jnfiiant it is not proper now to fpsnd our Time 
'* in trifling Arguments.' So he remained deaf to all 
her Complaints, and all her Tears and Lamentations 
^iid not produce ihe lead EflVd upon him ; and without 
having the lead Opportunity of advertifmg Hypoiitus zxA 
Lucilia of her Misfortune j Ihe was forced to fee her- 
felf carried to Doter by her jealous Hutband, attended 
»n\y by Ifahdla her Vv ojnan. She fpoke not one Word 

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to him all the while they were \ji\on the Road, butfighed 
without Intermiffion. 'i hey embarked at Do-jer for Ca- 
lais, whilil yulia lent forth her Prayers to Heaven to 
favour them with a Stcrm tliat might force them back 
into Engla7idy and that with much more Ardour than 
Ihe would at another Time have prayed for a favourable 
Wind and Weather. She lay above Deck, her Head 
refling upon her Hand, her Face covered with a Veil, 
and her Eyes turned towards the Englijh Coaft, which 
Ihe left behind with the greateft Anxiety of Mind. ' I 

* am carried away by Force, my dear Hjpolltus, /aid 

* Jhe, vvhilft thou flatterell thyfelf with our good For- 

* tune. See how all our Hopes are van.fhed, all our 

* Projeds overturned at one Stroke ! Perhaps we (hall 

* never fee one another any more : Perhaps I fhali be fo 

* unfortunate as to prove ths Caufe of your Death, for 
' I am afraid you will not be able to fupport yourfelf 

* againft fo fatal a Stroke, as that of my Abfcnce will 

* prove to you/ 7'hus fhe palled away her Time in 
anxious Reflections, when the Earl of Bedford told her 
fhe mull go i. to the Boat, in order to be carried afhore. 
It being very late before they arrived at Calaisy they 
flaid that Night there, and finding herfelf in her Cham- 
ber with Ifabella only, whom fhe knew flie might con- 
fide in, fhe writ with a Diamond thefe following Words, 
in one of the Glafs Windows. 

If Chance Jhould bring you to this Place, dear H , 

and your Heart difco'vers to your Eyes the Character and 

Hand of the unfortunate J let this be an unfeigned 

^efimony of her e-verlajiing Conflancy to you : Remain 
faithful t and do not afliSl yourjelf if younxill gi've the 
real Proofs of your PaJJion for me. 

Day no fooner appeared, but her Husband carried her 
forward to Paris, but without affording her fo much 
Leifure as to reft a few Hour^ in that great and fine Ci- 
tv, tho' fhe flood much in Need of it, being much 
tired with her AfHi(^ion, and the Fatigues of fo long a 
Journey. He went thence towards Bourlont where fome 
Years before he had made Ufe of the Waters, which 
are much in Requeft among the Englijh againft the Con- 
iump tion, bit they muft be taken upon the Spot. Be- 
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Earl ^Douglas. 12^ 

fore, he reached Bourhon, he floped at a very ancienc 
Abbey of young Ladies, named St. Men-vick, fitiiated 
bitvvixtil/oa/wand B. urban at a (mall Diilance only- frcni 
the laft of thefe two Towns. I:s Situation is fufiicientiy 
pleafant, but in a very fclltary Ground ; lb that were ic 
not for the Company that reforts thither, at two diue- 
rcnt Seafons to drink the Waters, it might be fliled a 
Defart. The Earl o^ Bedford had formerly contra(fted 
an Acquaintance with the Abbefs, being as yet very 
young, and defcended of the ncble Family of ////;/c//t', 
one who had a great Value for herfelf, and not a very 
great Share of Senfe ; fo he doubted nn but to prevail 
v/ith Jicr to take yu/ia into her Cufiody. He thou2;ht 
it no great Difficulty to fucceed in his Intentions, f«.r hav- 
ing promifcd her a confiderable yearly Allowsnce, ibe 
(oon promiftd him his Wife fhoald be watched as nar- ' 
rowly as a Prilbner of Siate, nor fhould fhe fee or wrire 
to any Body, this being all the Earl defr.d of her : Sd 
he delivered up Julia to tiie Abbefs, as likewife her 
Vy''oman that attended her, and at parting to'.d her with 
a fcornful Smile ; I hoje the fair Hypoh:us i',-il! fccir.e 
fventure himfelf fo far for your Sake ; he <vjiil fcarce take 
fo much Pains again to difguife himfef, :n tlopes of fte- 
ing you, and he ix:ill fcarce run the Hazard of another 
Imprifonment. She was pierced to the Soiil at thefe f.of- 
fing ExprelTions : Do not ?nake thefe Things a Pretence^ 
ivhereivith to cover the un'^orthy Treatment I am forced 
to take at your Hands : I had ?io Hand in tlypolirus'j 
Difguife, and under this prefent Misfortune, the cmy Com- 
fort I have is, that I have nothing rv.hereixith to reproach 
myfelf Tou treat me ivith the utmoji Injuftice \ hut Tune 
ivill juflify my Condu^. He returned no Anfwer, but 
left her,being very well fatisfied to have fettled this Mat- 
ter according to his Defire. 

Julia was treated not altogether with fo much Seve- 
rity by the Aiibefs, as {[\z had promifed her Huband ; 
but none of all the Religious Ladies, except thofe who 
were let lo wat.hall her Motions, were fuftered to fpeak 
to her ; Ifabeila being the only Perfon in whom fne 
could put fome Confidence. This was a young Wo- 
man, not unhandlbme, very prudent, and one who bore 

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126 HTPOLirUS, 

an extream Love to her Lad y ; and this made her (et 
all her Wits to work to find oat Means to afTord her 
Ibme Confolation. * You ought. Madam, y^/Vy^<?, to 
expe<fl every Thing from 7 ime, and from Hypolitiis's 
Love ; your Husband m.y happen to die ; my Lord 
WarTvick may get your Marriage annulled, as you 
hope he will, and even the greate/l Misfortunes 
have tlieir certain Turns. The End of my Life, /aid 
Julia in a languijking Toney will be the Period of my 
Miferies. I am not fo much as permitted to fue 
for my Liberty ; I have a hundred and fifty Jaylors in- 
llead of one, about me : Thus you fee me a Prifoner 
by my Husband's capricious Temper ; and as to what 
relates to the annulling of my Marriage, that is at too 
great a Diftance to make any Account upon it j and 
I do not know even whether 1 fhould be defirous of it, 
were it not that my Honour and Confcience are con- 
cerned in that Matter. How am I fure but Time 
may make Hypolitus alter his Sentiments for me ; and 
fuppofing myfelf to be at Liberty to leave the Earl of 
Bedford, and that Hypolitus fhould continue fiithful, 
how do you think I fhouli get oat of this Phce ? No 
B'-dy kiO.vsof my being here, and I have no Op- 
porcuniiy of acquainting any of my Friends with it, 
bccaile all my Letters I have endeavoured to fend, 
have b^^n intercepted ; fo that hitherto 1 have reaped 
no other Benefit from all the Endeavours I have made 
that Way, but the Shame and Vexation of feeing them 
miicarry, 1 his was poor yiilia\ daily Entertain- 
ment, and the Nights file fpcnt in Sighs and 7'ears ; 
Sleep feldom robbed her of any Time to improve her 
Pain, xvhich at lalt prefTed fo hard upon her Spirits, that 
Ihe was feized with a moll violent Dillemper. 

Whilil thefe Things were tranfading at Sr. Menvick, 
let us fee what is become of the amorous Hypolitus, who 
was one of the lail that got Intelligence of his beloved 
MillrefTes Misfortune. Lucilia fent to her Hcufe in Berk- 
JJnre^ to know how fhc did, but my Lord's Servants, ac- 
cording to their Mailer's Orders, fent Word that Julia 
was gone aloig with him on a fudden to London, upon a 
Bufmefs of Confequence. Lucilia was not a little ^\^ 

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E^r/ 5/^ Douglas. 127 

flurbed at Co hafty a Departure, whereof ihe couid not 
comprehend in the leall the Caufe, efpecially fince fhe 
had not given the leail Notice of it to her ; fo that not 
queftioning but that fome Myllery of very ill Confe- 
quence iay concealed under this unexpeded Journey, to 
be fully latisfied in the Point, Ihe told her Brother, that 
Ju/ia had fent Word fhe defired to fee her ; that fhe 
would go accordingly, and return in a little Time. This 
pair.onate Lover conjured her to tell her every Thing 
that could be thought nioft tender and engaging ; and 
that he was ready to die with Impatience to fee her a- 
gain. His and Leanders Wounds began to have a pro- 
mifing Afped, and neither of them being very dange- 
rous, they hoped for a fpeedy Cure. 

Hypolitus living now in certiiin Hopes of hearing from 
Julia, by his Siller, he appeared much more fauisfied 
than he ufed to be, and 't^vas that that engaged him to 
i'ay to Lcauder ; Come, dear FrierJ, faid he, gi-ve me a 
faithful Account of the prefent Stale of your Heart : What 
Pro^refs have you mside ^vjith Lucilia ."* / can fro- eft to 
xcuy that to gi-ve you the more Lei fur e to entertain her., I 
often deprive myfelf of the Satiffa^ion of talking to her 
about Julia. 6 ! wy deny Hypolitus, cried he, Lucilia 
nSls n.vith a great deal of Circumfpeclion : hitherto J haie 
not been able to dive inio her Sentiments, or nvhether her 
Heart is capable of Tefidernefs^ or not : I ha^ve di fevered 
to her my PaJJion, nxilh that fear nx:hich is the conjlant 
Attendant of a truly pafjtonate Lonjcr ; fje airways turned 
it into jpft, and ^whatever 1 could tell her, it has been im- 
tojjible for me to engage her into any ferious Con'verfation 
upon that Point' The frjl Time I fanv her^ I ivas ex- 
tremely delighted 'zvith her pleafng and diverting Air^ hut 
at prefent it does not at all agree ivith me, and I am un- 
der moft dreadful Apprehenfions, leajl foe has no more than 
a general EJlcem for me. I ha've better Skill in Phyfog- 
nomy than you, anfwered Hypolitus ; be fides thisy J look 
upon this Affair nxith fomenxihat more of cool Blood than 
you do ; and if you njoill take 7n)' Word for it^ you are not 
indifferent to her. She has fpoken to me concerning you^ 
nvith a more than ordinary EJieem, a?id in fuch Terms, as 
need not the Interpretation of a Conjurer to explain them. 

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128 HTPOLITUS, 

She asked me pofitin)ely^ ^whether I nvas fare you hadlo'ved 
no Lady in Iraly ? Jnd ivhen 1 told he}-, you did not ; is 
it pojjfble. Brother, added (he, that a Per/on cffuchex- 
traordinary Deferts Jhould he i>jithout an amorous E^igagc 
ment ; For^ if one may judge by his Looks, he has a tender 
Heart. ''Tispojible, faid I fmiling, Si/iert that Jince he 
has feen you, his Heart tnay be full of Tendernefs \ and if 
it Jhould he you that has infpired thefe Sentiments into himt 
nAjould you ?iot lend me a helping Hand to dijcharge the Obli- 
gations I o^ve him ? Pray, Brother, faid Ihe, do ?iot engage 
me to pay your Debts, your Gratitude n.vill be more accep- 
table than mine, and your Friend, I fuppofe, has too nice 
a Palate to <wijh for this Exchajige. Jnd, dear Hypo- 
litas, faid Leander, did you difcourfe nvith her in fuch a 
Manner as this ? 1 adually did, faid he, as I tell you ; 
and I can afpure you pe is 'very nijell pleafed, njjhen ifje 
talk concerning you. 

Lucilia being by this Time got to Julia's Houfe, in 
Berk/hire, had much ado to cilcover the real 'I'ruth of 
wha; fnc defired to know; moil of her Servart3 were 
ignorant in ti^.e Thing, and thofe few that knew it, durft 
no: te;l it ; till at laic (he made her Ayplication to the 
S^Cvvard: Tiiis Man b-ing much obliged to her, bccaufe 
file h-^iX, by her Interce'Jiun, procured him t .lis Place in 
my Lore's Family, coald not forbear to give her an 
Acjount of JuliCii, Journey. 

This fad News put her under no fmall Trouble ; her 
La.-nentations and her T ears were undeniable Proofs 
'of the I'endernels and Affcclion (lie bore to her Shier. 
She threw herfelf upon the Bed, and continued there (^\' 
ftr.;61ed with Thcughtf, to the higheil legree, for a 
confidcrable Time ; and that which proved no fmall Ad- 
dition toiler Fear, was, that (he knew not how to ac- 
quaint iier Brother with this Mitfonune : She was afraid 
lead his VVounds might grow worfe, at the Reci al of 
fo unc;xpe6led an Accident:; and on the otiier Hand, 
lay under as great Apprehenficn, th.it if fr.c (hould keep 
It conceal'd trom him, it might prove prejudicial to her 
dear Julia's Affairs. VVhiiil (he was under this Uncer- 
tainty, It came into her Head, that (he would cot fait 

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Earl of Douglas. 129 

wirh Leander^ what Courfe {he had bed to take ia this 
critical Point. 

HypoUtus was exptding her Return with the utrr;Oil 
Impatience; and he was no fooner told fhc was come, 
but he Tent to defire her to come into his Chamber : 
She did all {he could to difguifeher Grief, notwithftand- 
ing which, he difcovered fu{HcientIy the Marks thereof 
in her Kyes and whole Countenance. Don t flatter me^ 
dear Sfler^ faid he, with a great deal of Confufion and 
Dirturbance of Mind, fl^me Accident or other is befallen 
Julia. I firid sou are inclined to CG7iceal it from zne ; iut 
this <vjill caup tne at leaf as ?nu:h Pain, as if you dif 
clofed the ivhole Secret to me. ''Tii not my Intent ion^ faid 
{}ie, to conceal any thing from you ; Julia is faPn fck ; 
l.er Weaknefs fince her lafi Difirnper joynd to njobat has 
happened here, has thrcavn her into a 'violent Fe'ver, At 
theie Words the Tears arcfe in her Eyes, in Spire of all 
{he could do to keep tiieni back. O! Lucilia, crfd 
Hypoliuis, ?ry Misfortune is greater than nvhat you tell 
7ne of', I am fure fon:e 'very fnifer Accident is happen d 
to Julia ; your "Tears iiill fcrrce let you fpeak : Sifer^ con- 
tinued he, feeing (he c-ave him no Aniwer, ikHI you fee 
rne expire before your Eyes? I am under Juch an Anguif) 
cf Mind, as is paf a'l Apprehenfion \ tell me ^vhat Mis- 
fjr'une has hfal'n us? For it is certain., that her and 
rnv Inter ef are infeparable, and that 1 forebode fuch cruel 
7hij;gs^ that "'tis impofjihle for me to augment my Vain. 
Lucilia perfifling in wnat fhe had toKl him befcre ; }1« 
knoiv, added Ihe, <iKhat Tender ncfs I lave for JmWz, and 
yet xoii are furpri-^ed to fee n:e conconcd at her being 
ill. Tou fni^ht fwith much more Reafon nvondcr^ if yen 
Jhou^d fee ?ne to be otherivife. My Heart has too quick a 
Forefrht, reply 'd H/j//.:^5 fetching a deep Sigh, Sifer^ 
'tis not an cafy Matter to de:ei-ve a true Lo'vcr : I am re- 
folveJ to riCe immediately cu'cfBed^ and to go /«/<? Berk- 
ihire ; / a-.'/// he fatisfyd in c^jery Trying ; / -xt;/// hazard 
all, and dive info your Secrets at the E.x pence of my Life, 
if it muj} he fo. He had fc rce fpken tlicfe Wcrcs, 
but he cull'd for his Gentleman to nelp him to get out 
of Bed : He was but juit come bsck from London, whi- 
ther he had been ient by H;poU:iis to the Earl oi SuJ/er, 

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130 HTPOLITUS, 

to acquaint him with every Thing that had happened 
at my Lord AW/7's Houfe ; and at the fame Time, de- 
fired him in his Letter, to enquire whether my Lord 
Doug/as had heard any Thing of this Adventure ; and 
to let him know immediately how Matters flood there, 
that he might take his Meafures accordingly. 

Lucilia perceiving her Brother refolved to rife out of 
Bed, in fpite of his Wounds, ftie drew as near as fhe 
could to Leander : Good God, Sir, nvhat fnuji nve do ? 
faid fhe to him very foftly ; the unfortunate Julia is no 
more in Berkfhire, her Husband has carried her anvay into 
France ; hoiAJ Jhall I do to acquaint n.y Brother nvitb this 
fad Nenvs ? And ^vithout it you fee he ivill certainly go to 
look after her. Leander remain'd for fome Time under 
fuch a Conflernation, that it could not pofTibly be greater, 
had this Misfortune happened to Lucilia her {tM \ how- 
ever recovering himfelf as foon as he could, becaufe he 
faw fhe expelled his immediate Anfwer. Alas! Madam^ 
faid he to her, / don't fee hoiv nve frail he able to conceal 
it from Hypolitus ; his DiJiraSfion is fuch^ that it nxould 
he a Piece of Cruelty to league him longer under fuch an Un^ 
certainty. 

Hypolitus perceiving them to talk foftly, drew nearer 
to them, being fupported by his Gentleman, and then 
feating himfelf in an Elbow Chair, near Leatider^ Bed- 
fide, with a Countenance, in which appeared all the 
Marks of Defpair, Lucilia, faid he, tells you <what has 
happened, and 1, nxjho am the only Perfori concern d in it, 
■mujl be the only Man from ^jjhom fhe thinks fit to conceal 
it. "Brother, faid fhe, fine e you ha^ve difco'vered in ny 
Eyes that AffliBion <vjhich oppreffes my Spirits, I am ivil- 
Img to tell fou the true Caufe of it. T'he Earl ^Bedford 
hecame jealous and enraged at 'what happened in your Dif 
guife, and has carried anvay Julia into France fome Days 
ago \ hut ive knonjo not njohere or honxj he intends to difpofe 
of her : He had taken care to charge fuch of his Ser- 
*vants as knenv ofit^ to keep the Secret, but the Sten^vard 
difclofed it to me. This is that affli£is me, and "'tis this I 
nvas nvillin^ to keep conceaVd from you, at leaf for fome 
Days. Hypolitus, laying his Arms acrofs, with his 
Head hanging down upon his Breaft, ftood like a Statue 

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Earl of Douglas. 131 

without faying one Word. My dear Friend^ faid Leander* 
this Mip^ap is not paj} Reprieve, ive Jhall hear rvhere 
this treacherous Man has carry d her^ ave ivi// fetch her 
thence ; you nvill have the SatisfaSfion cf being her Deli- 
*verer ', and ycu imll fee your felf feconded by the Earl of 
Warwick : Tou knoiv it is not juftif able for a Man i>jho 
takes a Chimera into his Head, to treat a Lady of ^ali 
ty at that rate. O ! nvhy iajHI you flatter me thus^ cry*d 
the difcon folate HypoHtuSy my H bought s are far diferent 
from ivhat you can tell me upon this Head; "'tis I that atn 
the Occafon of Julia'j Misfortune ; V/V /, and my impa- 
tient Dejtres, that have plunged her into this AbyCs of 
Troubles ; you have Recourfe to Time to allay both our 
Misfortunes ; But vchat a fender Comfort is this? What 
is likely to become of me. Great God ! What is likely to be- 
come of me ? Whihl he was thus giving Way to his 
Aftl dlion, and rendered Lucilia and Lcandir almoll as 
inconfolable as himTelf, Word was brought them that the 
Earl q{ Zuffex was come, whereat they were r.o: a little 
furprized. He came immediately after into the Cham- 
ber, and Hood almofl amazed to read in all their Peaces 
fuch lively Marks of Grief. Hypolitus embracing him, 
without being able to arife from his Seat, defired him 
to fit down by him ; j^re you come^ dear Friend^ faid he 
to him, to bear your Share in my j^ffiiSiion ? *Tis impof 
fble you ca?i imagine any thing that could more nearly con- 
cern me. I did not knovj, faid he, of any neiv Caufe of 
DifatisfaSlion you had ; but I thought I ought not to for- 
get to come to give you Notice myQlf that my Lord Doi\- 
giafs having got Intelligence of your being here, intends to 
come to Morrovu to fetch you from hence ; he is moft fu- 
rioufy angry nnjith you ; fo you had beji to confcter civhat is 
to be done upon this Occafon : My v^dvice is, ycu Jbould 
vjithottt lofing a Moment's Time, tell my Lord Nevil, that 
1 am fent by him, on Purpofe to fetch you a^jiay, and I 
nvill take care to conducl you tofome Houfe in the Country, 
ivhere ive may be at leisure to reflect further upon vuhat 
is bejl to be done according to your ov:n Inclinations. 

Hypolitus, inllead of returning an Anfwer to his 

Friend, cry'd out like a dillradted Man, And muji I 

Jee her no more ! That lyrant has f natch'* d her avoay from 

G 6 me t 



J32 H r P O L I TU S, 

?nc ! I viuji fall under the fatal Stroke! The Earl of 
Sijjj'ex, lurprized at thefe Words, lookM ftedfafl upon 
Lucilia, to make her fenlible of his Curiofity to know 
the Meaning thereof. She had no fooner given him an 
'\ccount of y/f/zVs being carry'd 'm.\.o France, but em- 
bracing Hypclltu., * This is a new Matter of Trouble 
and Vexation, faid he, but your Courage muft fur- 
mount all thefe Obftacles, take my Word for it; 
let us depart hence without Delay, it would not do 
well to meet my Lord Djuglas here j when we are at 
a greater Dirtance and in a lefs fufpicious Place than 
this is, we have nothing elfe to confidcr of, but the 
Deliverance oi Julia. 

Thty were all of the fame Opinion ; * T am going 
to part from you, lovely Lucilia, faid Sig?iior Leander, 
fuAth a loiv Voice, fo as to le heard by no Body hut her 
felf^ Friendihip for once, lias got the better of Love; 
but I hope you wil be obliged to me for this Sacri- 
fice I offer to him, it being made in Behalf of a Bro- 
ther who, as you have told me, is dearer to you than 
your own Life. I make his Fortune my own, I fol- 
low him wherever he goes, I leave you behind me, 
and yet I adore you. Pray give me to underllanJ, 
that you are not infenfible of thofe Sentiments I have 
both for you and him ; that will afford me the great- 
ell Comfort J am capable of receiving at this Junc- 
ture, I Hand indebted to you for every Thing, faid 
Lucilia blujhing, and I am of too great a Soul and 
Temper, to look with Indifferency upon that Friend- 
ihip you Ihew to my Brother : After this don't urge 
me to enlarge my felf any farther upon my Senti- 
ments for you, but ba fatisfy'd I fhall always do Juf- 
llice to your Merits, and that I can't fee ycu leave us 
without Pain. The amorous Leander feern'd to be 
overjoyed to fee himfelf blefb'd with fo engaging a 
Farewel. 

His Wounds had no lefs impair'd his Strength, than 
thofe of //v/'o//.'«j had done his ; notwithihnding which, 
my Lord and my Lacy could not prevail upon them, 
with all their Intreaties, to Hay a little longer, for they 
were not acc^uainted with my Lord Douglas'^ Intention 

of 



Earl of Dov GL AS. 133 

of coming thither the next Day, and how careful they 
were to avoid the Siglit of him : Hypolitus and Leander 
returned their in oft hearty Thanks for all the Obliga- 
tions they had received at their Hands : Lucilla coulcl 
not part from h^r Brother without Tears, who promifed 
to let her hear from him ; and Leander defired to give 
him leave lo write to her what Refolations Ihe (hould 
take; a: fhe, on the other HanJ, was very well plea- 
fed to have a plaufible Pretence to grant him a Favour 
ihe was very defirous to bellow upon him. 

T he Earl of Su/Jex^ mounting on Horfeback, left 
his Coach for the two wcuiidcd Lords to be carry'd in, 
and b^ing provided with a good Quilt, they went on 
pretty commodioufly ; but that Hypolitus^ under his pre- 
fcnt Circumllances, took very little care of his Eafe or 
Health ; and Signior Leander was fo deeply in Love 
with Lucilia^ that her Abfence caufed in him all that 
Pain which a Lover i> capable of feeling upon fuch like 
Occafions. They talk'd very little, and what they faid 
ended all in Lamentations. 

The Earl oi SuJ/ex condu<fled them to a magnificent: 
Seat abjut forty Miles dillant from my Lord Ne-vlTSy it 
belonged to the young Dutchcfs o^ Northampton, a lovel/ 
youhg Widow, but then und^r the feverelt Affliction, 
on Account of her Husband, who wa? executed with the 
Duke of Northumberland and John Dudley, whom the 
King had made Earl o{ PVari-vick ; fhe had chofen this 
Country Seat for her Retirement, in Order to fpend the 
rell of her Days there in her doleful P.ededions and me- 
lancholy Thoughts. Queen Ma>y had not as yet thought 
fit to recal her to Court, tho' the Earl of SvJJTex, as well 
as many other gr^^at Lords, ufed all their Litereft with 
the Queen for that Purpofe. To be (hort, the Ear], 
with all his Indifferency, had not been able to fland 
it out againil: the Charms of fo fair a Lady. He had 
p.iid her frequent Vifits ever fince the Misfortune of her 
Family. Her engaging Temper, her Virtue, her Ge- 
neroiity, all thefe grcai Qualilications had made fo deep 
an Impredicn upon the Earl's fieart, that he foon found 
thofe Saniiments of Compaflion, (as he though, they 
were) changed into the moil tender Effeds of Love. 

She 



J34 HTPOLirUS, 

She received Hypolitus and Leander with all poflible 
Civility, being taught and difpofed by her own Afflic- 
tions to compaflionate and comfort the Afflicted, and 
this made her take fhare with a great deal of Good- 
nefs in Hypolitus\ Misfortune. 

The Earl of Sujfex knowing her to be a Lady of 
much Difcretion, thought it fit to conceal from her 
Knowledge his Friend's Paffion; and fhe defired him 
to afTure him, in her Behalf, that he might reft af- 
fured of her Services, and be welcome to her Houfe 
as long as he pleafed, and even command part of her 
Eftate. Tho' Hypolitus^ at that Time, was fcarce fen- 
fible of any Thing, he could not but be touched with a 
moit profound Senfe of this Lady's Generofity ; and 
notwithftanding all the Anxiety of his Mind and his 
Sadnefs, he return'd her his hearty Thanks with all 
imaginable Acknowledgment. 

In the mean Time my Lord Douglas coming to my 
Lord Ne-viPs Houfe, and finding his Son gone, 'tis al- 
moft impofTible to exprefs his Fury and Refentment : He 
fpared no Pains to find out which Way he had taken; 
but the Earl of SuJ/ex had provided againft all this, by 
travelling all Night long, and that in By-Roads; and 
no fconer were they come to my Lady Northampton^ 
Houfe, but he took all poflible Precautions net to be 
difcovered there. Poor Luc'iUa was forced to ftand the 
Brunt alone, and feel the Eff^ds of her Father's Fury; 
he loaded her with Reproaches, he told her fhe had con- 
fpired with Hypolitus to do every Thing they though t 
would vex him ; and fo he carry'd her to London^ with- 
out fhewing the leaft Concern at the Misfortune of Lu^ 
cilia ; the Confiderations of his private Intereft having 
llifled in his Heart all thofe tender Sentiments he ought 
to have had for this fair but unfortunate Lady. 

Hypolitus confulting w.'th his two Friends, they 
pitch'd upon the only Way they had left them under 
their prefent Circumftances. They were all fenfible that 
the Earl of Bedford having got the Start of them for 
feveral Days paft, it would be impoflible to overtake him, 
and efpecially fince they knew not what Way he had tak- 
en to go into France, it would be in vain to follow, or 

hope 



'Earl of Douglas; 13^* 

hope to meet with him before he came to his Journey's 
End ; fo it was thought convenient they fhould feparte^ 
and to go to the three Sea-Ports for England ; and not 
queftioning but that they fhould meet with him in one 
of thofe Places upon his Return thence, it was agreed 
betwixt them, that which of them fhould find him out 
firft, fhould revenge Julia's Wrongs with his Sword. 

So foon as Hypolitus and Leander found themfelves 
ftrong enough to travel, they writ to Lucilia, defiring 
my Lady 'Northampton to convey the Letters to her 
Hands ; and then returning her all imaginable Thanks 
for her Goodnefs, took a mofl tender Farewel of one 
another. Ho'vj much Ji and I indebted to you, my dear 
Friends ? faid Hypolitus embracing them, you efpoufe my 
parrel ; and injlead of oppojing your Intentions as I ought 
to doy I C07ijure you not to negled any Opportunity of 
finding out my Enemy. They told him, he might rely 
upon them ; and that they would convince him at the 
Peril of their Lives, that they loved him above all other 
Things. Laft of all they cime to this farther Agree- 
ment ; That after a Month's Stay in that Place where 
each of them defign'd for, they fhall return to London^ 
and meet at the Earl of SuJJex\ Houfe, who went to 
Diep. Hypolitus took the Way to Calais^ in the Com- 
pany of his Friend Leander^ as far as Do'ver, where 
having feen him cmbark'd for Calais, he did the fame 
in another Ship bound for the Ifles of Guemfey and 
jferfey^ becaufe fometimes PafTengers return that Way 
out of France into England. 

They happily arrived at their feveral Port?, but we 
leave the other two for this Time, to follow Hypolitus 
to Calais. He happening to lodge in the fame Inn where 
Juiia had loJg'd before, the firft Thing he ask'd after 
was, Whether they had not feen fach and fuch a Lady, 
defcribing to them her Features and Shape, as well as 
poflibly he could, as likewife her Husband. The VVo- 
man of the Houfe told him, fhe had lain there one Night: 
Then he ask'd her many more Queflions, fuch as Lovers 
are apt to do ; Whether fhe feem'd to be Melancholy > 
Whether fhe eat heartily ? What fhe heard her fay ? And 
whatever elfe his Curiofity could prompt him to. At 

laft 



'136 HTPOLirUS, 

' laft he defired he might have the fame Chamber where 
fhe had lodged, which he took Pollefi'ion of with fach 
an Agitation of Mind, as if Ihe had adtually been there 
prefent: He was wall^ing very faft up and down the 
Room, ruminating with much Anxiety upon the Od- 
■ nefs of y alias Adventure, and at laft caft his Eyes 
upon the Glafs-window, on which "Julia had written 
the beforementioned Words with a Diamond; Good 
God, how furprized was he at the Sight thereof ! How 
he flood amazed ! And what a Comfort did this prove 
to him under liis prefent Circumftances ! He kifsM the 
Hand-writing, and took cut that piece of Gbfs on 
which it was written, looking upon it as a more pre- 
cious Thing to him, than if it had been the findl 
oriental Diamond in the World ; and as t!us Demon- 
ftration of his not le'.ng forgotten by his beloved Mi- 
ftrefs, much encreafed his Paflion and Acknowledgment; 
fo he took all pofTible Prec-iutions not to mifs the £arl 
o^ Bedford in his Return for England^ in Cafe he fhould 
take the V/ay o^ Calais. 

He had ftaid three Weeks, expeftirg his coming with 
the utmoll Impatience and eager Dehre of revenging 
'juUa\ Wiongs upon him, when one Night walking 
i,e-r tiie Sea-fide, he fawhim coming towards the Port, 
vvliere a Boat lay ready to carry him on Board the A'ef- 
fel that was to tranfport him into England. Hxpolifus 
tranfported with Rage, pull'd him by the Arm ; Be- 
fore you go into England, faid he fiercely to him, 1 ha^ve 
jomething to fay to you. The Earl cxafperated at his 
hajghty Carriage, and flill more upon divers other Ac- 
counts, followed him immediately: Neither of them 
fpoke one Word, but caft moft fuiious L:oks at one 
another, their Eyes fparkli; g with Anger like Fire. No 
fooner did they fee themfelves at a lufiicieLt Diftance 
from the Town, but witiiout any further Delay they 
drew their Swords, and tiie one being animated by Lcve 
and Rage, the other by Jtaloufy and a deep Refent- 
ment, they fought with (b much Defperation, that it 
was likely this Combat would Icarce end but with the 
Lofs of one, if not both their Lives. They fought with 
fo much Eaeernefs, that both of them were foon wcund- 

td 



Earl of Douglas. 137 

ed in diverfe Places ; till at laft UypoiUus, enraged to 
meet with fo much Refiftance from a Man whom he 
mortally hated, clofed and threw him upon the Ground : 
He asked for Quarter, which H-poIitus moil generoufly 
promifed him, on Condition that he fhould fet Julia 
at Liberty ; when a Servant of the Earl of Bedford''^, 
who had followed his Mailer at a Diftance, and lay 
concealed behind an old Boat upon the Sands, near the 
Sea-fhore, feeing his Matter reduced to this Extremity, 
came from behind, and ran his Sword into HytolitUi*s 
Back, fo that he dropt down for dead ; and the P'el- 
low fuppofmg no otherwife than that he had been ac- 
tually fo, ran prefently to the AfTiftance of his Mailer, 
and fupporting him with his Arms, carried him to a 
Fifher's Hut hard by, where he lay down upon an old 
Quilt, till they could get Surgeons to fearch and drefs 
his Wounds. They having no farther Bufinefs at Ca- 
lais, refolved to get on Board the Ship that was to car- 
ry them into England, as fall as they could, which 
they did accordingly ; and engaged the Surgeon to go 
along with them, for Fear his Wounds fhould open a- 
freOi, by the violent Agitation of the Sea. 

In the mean while the too unfortunate Hypo'itus left 
deilitute of all Hell--, wa? wallowing in his own Blood, 
and th^t at fo confiderable a D fiance from the Town, and 
pretty late at Night, that there vvas but little Hopes of 
his meeting with any feafonable AfTiilance in that Place. 
But his Gentleman, who loved him entiiely, fvjaring 
fome finillcr Accident fhould befall him, and not feeing 
him return by that Time it was dark, he took fome a- 
long with him with a Flambeaux, who difperfing in- 
to feveral Parts, enquired after Hypvi:u<. He having 
been already three Weeks at Calais, began to be pretty 
well known there, fo they we e dire<5led into the Road, 
which fome Country People had feen him take, in Com- 
pany with another Perfon. They fiiflof all efpied the 
Fifher's Hutt, and approaching near it, fourd fome 
Blood upon the Ground, (which ilTued from the Earl's 
Wounds as he was carrying thither) and following the 
IVacl, came at lall to the Place where Hypolitus lay ex • 

tended 



-138 H TP L ITU S, 

tended upon the Gronud, without the leaft Senfe or .Mo- 
tion. They cut fome Branches and Twigs of Trees, 
which they twifled together, and fo carry 'd him to his 
Inn. Hypolitus''s Wounds proved fo dangerous, that 
his Gentleman thought fit to give Advice thereof to my 
Lord Douglas. He was infinitely concern'd at this dif- 
•mal News ; he was his only Son, and a Son of fuch ex- 
traordinary Qualifications, as made him beloved even 
by Strangers ; judge then how much his Family mull 
be affli(fled at this Accident. 

My Lord D uglas^ Lady and tucilia^ went immedi- 
ately for Calais^ where they found him a^nioft at the lafl: 
Extremity. Now it was that his Father and Mother, 
mortally afflided at this Cafualty, began to repent, but 
too late, of all the Severities they had laid upon him, 
to fupprefs a PafTion fo juft and fo innoc^"^ ^^ that of 
HypolUuSy who, notwithftanding all the Hardfhips he 
had endured upon their Account, was fo ^^^ afretfled 
with their Grief, that he conjured them to moderate 
if, unlefs they intended to increafe his Misfortune. The 
Earl of SuJ/ex and Leandery returning to Lo^idon much 
about the fame Time, heard the News of their Friend's 
Quarrel and its fatal Confequences, and refolved to go 
thither immediately to fee him. 

Hypolitus at the Sight of them, felt within himfelf all 
that Excefs of Satisfadtion, a Man under his Circum- 
fiances can be capable of; as they on the contrary, could 
rot but be feized with the utmoft Grief, to fee him fo 
near his End. Notwithftanding the utmoft Extremity 
he ftruggled under, he neglcdled not to prefent Leander 
to my Lord Douglas, and to my Lady his Mother j con- 
juring them to look upon him no otherwife than their 
own Son ; and praying them, that in Cafe it pleafed 
God to call him out of this World, they Ihould adopt 
him in his Stead : He fpoke thefe Words with fo en- 
gaging an Air, that they drew Tears from all that heard 
them. However, at the End of two Months, his Life 
was judged to be out of Danger. 

In the mean while Signior Leandcr^ who was infinite- 
ly in Love with LudUa, had prevaird upon the Earl of 

Sujftx^ 



'Earl of Douglas. 139 

Zulfex^ to fpeak to my Lord Douglas in his behalf, and 
to ask his Confent for a Marriage with his Daughter, 
that accordingly he might, without lefs of Time write 
to his Father the Senator Alberti. The intimate Friend- 
Ihip which had been cultivated betwixt my Lord and the 
Senator jf^lberti^ and the perfonal Merits oiLeaiider, fup- 
ported by a confiderable Eftate, proved fuch powerful 
Temptations with my Loid Douglas ^ that, confidering 
he could not eafily beftow his Daughter better than fo, 
he very favourably received the Propofitions made to 
him upon that Account. 

Leander, tranfported with Joy, writ to his Father 
about it, and at the fame Time engaged one of his bed 
Friends to interceed in his behalf with him. Firft of 
all he beg'd his Pardon for having undertaken fo long 
a Voyage, under pretence of going only to Kome\ then 
told him all the Reafons he thought molt expedient to 
plead his Excufe; and at lail extoU'd the great Qualifi- 
cations of LucUia to the Sky, and what Advantages he 
might expedl fiom my I^ord Louglis, in cafe he mar- 
ry'd her J defiring him to give hi, Confent to the only 
Thing he moft of all defired in the World, and which 
Would prove the Happinefs of hi^ Life. 

The Senator Alberti was not a little furpriz?d to under- 
ftand his Son was gone to ErglafiJy inUead of go- 
ing to Rome ( for hitherto he had managed Matters with 
fo much Dexterity, that his Fatht.r iicliially believed 
him to be at Rome) but confidering that his Son's Wel- 
fare depended on this Propofition, he would not lufFer 
his Anger to get fo far the Afcendant over his Paternal 
Love, as to cbllruft this Match. He knew the Family 
of the Douglas's, and my Lord perfonally. He had feen 
H)politus and loved him, and guefTin^z at the Siller by the 
Brother, he could not but fuppofe her to be an accom- 
pliftied young Lidy.T'o be fhort.he readily gave his Con- 
ient, and order'd whatever was requifite to make Leander 
appear upon this Occafion according to his QuaLty and 
Ellate. 

Hyp'Jitus was pretty well recovered when this News 
was brought to his Friend and Siller i he was no lefs fen- 

fible 



140 HTPOLITUS, 

fible of their Satisfadion, than if it had been his c^n, 
and this contributed not a little towards the Advance- 
ment of his Cure; but he was advifed by his Phyficiana 
and Surgeons to accomplifh it by drinking the Waters 
o^ Bourbon: He wasabfoluCely againd it, all his Thoughts 
being now bent upon Revenge ; he could fcarcely Hand 
upright when he was contriving alieady to get into Eng- 
gland, to find out rhe Earl of Bedford, and either to pe- 
riih under his Hands, or make him fall by ^is. But 
my Lady Vouglas'% Tears, his Father's Entreaties and 
Commands, and Lu.iiia\ Prayers, at lait fo far prevail- 
ed upon him, that he could not refufe any longer to 
omply vvith their Deiire=. * Alas! (aid he, when he 
found himfelf alone with them, what would you have 
me do for you ? You would have me look for proper 
Remedies, and at the fame Time little confider that 
I have within my Heart a languiftiing Poifon, which 
will never let them take efFed, but will foon bring 
me to the Grave; Is it not much better, I fhould 
bellow that fmall Remainder of Life to punilli him 
who thus tyrannizes over yulia? But thefe Argu- 
ments Were of little v.'eight with his Friends, they op. 
pofed others of much more Force againft them, and fo 
foon as he found himfelf in a Condition to leave his Bed, 
the Marriage of Lucilia with Leander was confummated 
'to the mutual Satisfadlion of both the young Lovers. 

Four Months were now already paft fmce the Earl of 
Bedford and Hypoltus fought upon Calais Sands, and 
his Wounds being now compleatly healed up, fo as to be 
able .o ride in a Coach, and Lucilia''s Equipage got rea- 
dy, my Lady Douglas^ her Mother, refolved to con- 
dud her to Florence: My Lord Douglas and the Eail of 
Sifjfex were for going back to London; and at parting, 
gave their Friend all the real Demonilrations of a ten- 
der Fiiendfriip; and the Earl, on his part, faith.'u'.ly 
■promi{£d Hype litus to write to him to Bourton, and to 
give him an Account of every Thing that might con. 
cern him. * Let m.e hear, faid he, how the fnir 

* Countefs of Northampton does, your Sentiments for 

* that lovely Perfon, and the Obliga-ions I owe her 



Earl of Douglas. 141 

* in particular, will not permit me to be indifferent In 
« relation to any Tiling that concerns her; and if any 

* Thing in this World was able to allay the Anguifh cf 

* my Heart, and make this Life tolerable to me, it 

* would be to fee you both happy together. Signior 
Leander having alfo contracted a very intimate Friend- 
Ihip with the Earl of Suffex, he told him at parting, 
in a moil obliging manner ; * You take from us, that 

* which we look'd upon as moft amiable among us ; 

* but how can a Fiiend grudge you that Happinefs 

* Fortune has put into your Hands ? You are fo wo; thy 

* of it, that no Body can envy, without Injuftice, your 

* Felicity.' Leander anfwered him in the moft obliging 
Terms in the World, and fo they parted. 

Hypoiitus had by this Time got his Equipage in readi- 
refs to go along with Leander and Lucilia as far as Mou* 
linsy from whence they continued their Journey to LyonSy 
and fo to Florence ; but he ftaid behind ?.t Moulins, which 
is no more than four Leagues from Bourbon. 

During their Journey, all the Satistaftion Hypoiitus 
obferved in this new-marry'd Couple, was not able to 
make him fenfible of any; he continued in the fame 
melancholy Humour as before; they would fomecimes 
blame him for it, but he told them with a fad Counte- 
nance, * Be fatisfy'd to fee me be an Eye-witnefs of your 

* Happinefs, without being dillurbed at it; believe me, 

* this is the moft real Proof I can give you of a fmcere 

* Friend/hip. Alas! can you imagine, but that that 

* Felicity you enjoy does recal into my Mind the Mis- 

* fortunes I fufFer ? You have not met with the leaft 

* Obftacles in your Paffion, and Hymen has crown'd your 

* Love ; you have had no Time to fear, to hc}>e, to 

* be jealous, to dread your Rivals ; no Pain, no finifter 

* Accidents : But poor I, what have I not been forced 

* to undergo? And how flender a Profptd have I at 
< this very Time to fee an End of m> Su brings ?' Thefe 
Refledions caft him fometimes into luch Agonies, as is 
fcarce to be expreffed. They all arriv'd happily at Mcu^ 
linsy which being the Place where they were to part 
Companies, this Separation proved one of the moft ten- 
der 



142 HTPOLITUS, 

der and moft painful they had feen in a great while before? 
for Lucilia could not fo much as flatter her felf, that flie 
Ihould fee her dear Brother again, unlefs it were after 
z. great while ; and as for Leander^ Lucilia was the only 
Perfon in the World he loved beyond H\po/itus, This 
unfortunate Lover had the deepell: Senfe that could be 
of the many Obligations he ow'd them; his Love for 
Julia proved no Diminution to his natural Inclinations, 
and his Acknowledgement. He begM of them, not to 
omit any Thing to learn fome News of the Earl of War* 
tvicky and to acquaint him with what they could learn, 
he having received no News from him fince he left Mar- 
fillies ; he moft earneftly enjoyn'd them to fend him a 
Letter to Venice, and make him acquainted with his 
Daughter's Misfortune ; he had fometime before got Z>- 
ander to write one to him whilft they were at Lalais^ 
and he was much troubled to have received no Anfwer 
to it. 

Hjpolitus went to Bourbon ^ a Place but of an indiffe- 
rent Afpeft, the Buildings are very mean, the boiling 
Water Springs are the only Things that makes this 
Place noted among thofe, who twice in a Year drink 
them for their Health, and at thofe Seafons you fee a 
great Concourfe of good Company there ; but this was 
of no ufe to him, he being moft at eafe, or at leaft lefs 
uneafy when he was alone, becaufe he was then at full 
Liberty to give Way to his Afflidlions, a Thing he 
could not do fo conveniently in the Company of others, 
whofe Prefence put a Check upon his Inclinations. 

Thus he paffed away his Time at Bourbony without 
feeking for the leaft Acquaintance, but fpent his Time 
for the moft Part in walking, and that in fuch Places 
as he thought were fartheft from Company ; and if he 
happened to meet with any Body in his Walks, there 
appeared fuch vifible Marks of Grief in his whole 
Countenance, that, tho' according to the Cuftom of 
this Place, even Strangers take the Freedom to accoft: 
one another when they meet abroad, and that every 
Body makes it his Bufinefs to divert themfelves with the 
Variety of Company, yet no Body thought fit to jn~ 

iprru^t 



\ 



Earl of DovGL AS. 143 

terrupt aMan, whom they faw overwhelmed in his Me- 
lancholly Thoughts. 

One Day walking abroad early in the Morning, and 
taking the firft Path, he found it was not fo much beaten 
as the reft J this brought him infcnfibly to a Wildernefs 
which might be faid to contain all the Beauties of a plea- 
fant Country. He ftoped on the Defcent of a Hill co- 
vered by the Branches of fine Trees which afforded a moft 
agreeable Shade ; he remained very penfive for fome 
Time in his Solitude, till at laft heingraved, with a Pen 
of Steel he had about him, divers Lines on the Bark of 
a Tree, under which he had feated himfelf ; they con- 
tained in Subflance, 

T/.'at nelt/jer the Meado^vs, vor Ri'VuIetSt nor JVoods, 
Tier Plains^ nor Vales, i':ere able to afford him the leajh 
Delight t U7ilefs he could fee them nxnthout thinking on Cli- 
mene ; ^whereas Jhe being abfent, they Jerked only to attg- 
fnent his Pain. 

His whole Mind being taken up with thefe Thoughts, 
It was a confiderable Time before he caft his Eyes upon 
a Piece of Paper that lay on the Ground not far from 
him, and when he faw it, he thought it not worth his 
while to take it up, believing it to be a Letter; and had 
not the leaft Curiofity to be acquainted with its Con- 
tents : But It being a pretty windy Day, and feeing the 
Paper often moved by the Wind, a certain Sentiment of 
Goodnefs which was natural to him, for thePerfon unto 
whom the Letter might belong, at laft prevailed with 
him to take it up, leaft it (hould fall into the Hands of 
Strangers. He foon perceived there was fomething 
wrapped up in it, and found it to be a Cafe of Shagreen. 
jHe opened it, but good God, guefs at his Surprize, guefs 
at his Joy, when he faw it to be the Portraiture of Ju- 
lia / of his dear Julia ; for at firft Sight, he thought no 
otherwife than that it had been hers ; but viewing it more 
attentively, found it to be the Countefs of IVarivick's 
Pidlure, which he had feen frequently in his beloved Mi- 
ftrefs's Room : His Eyes were fixed with the ut- 
inoft Attention on this Piece, which recalling to 

his 



144 H n P.0 LIT US, 

his Mind many fad and ib many tender Paffsgev; he 
could not imagine what Hazard had put it into .his 
Hands. It belongs to Julia, faid he, V/'j not likely Jhe 
Jhould ha^ve parted <v:ith it to any Body, perhaps it is 
Jiolen from hex : 1 ufed to fee it in a Cafe fet <yvith Dia- 
monds, and fio^vu it is in a Shagreen-Cafe i hut if it ^^e 
Jiolen, nvas it fto/en in England or Fiance ? Hotveier, 
iaid he, *tis probable the Thief is fomeixhere in this Pa,rt 
ef the Country. Whilit he was ruminating upon the 
Matter, he fees a Man of an incifterent good Appear- 
ance coming that Way, who feeing him hold thePj<^ure 
in his Hand, fetched a great Cry tor Joy ; 1 nvill freely 
o<vjn to you, Sir, faid he, accofting him with Refped, 
J nvas almofl mad, hecaufe 1 knenv not njjhat 1 had done 
rwith the Figure you ha've found. I beg of you, reflore it 
tG me. Pray then do me firft the Fa^vour, faid HypoUtus 
to him, to let me knonv nvhere you had it. Sir, faid he, 
J am a Pi^ure-dranver l I come every Tear to Bourbon, t9 
fell Pitlures ; becanfe there being a great Cone our fe ofPeo* 
pie here, I can fell them eafier and dearer than in any other 
Place. I often go to an Abbey not abcrje t~Mo Leagues from 
hence, it is called St. Menoux ; the Lady Abbefs has a 
wery fine Clofet, n.vhich Jhe intends to adorn ivith all man- 
7ier of PiSiures, fhe fhenxed it ?ne the other Day, and ask- 
ed ^whether J nxould ft ay and ivcrk there for fome Time F 
Whilft I nvas nxjith her, I fanv a certain Lady come into 
her Clofet, nvho ly her Accent feemed to be a Foreigner ; Jhe 
nvas handfome to Admiration, notnvithftanding fhe locked 
fo pale, that 1 could guefs no othernvife, but that fhe had 
been njery ill lately. She asked me nvhether I could mend 
the Drapery of a certain fmall PiSlure, upon nvhich, by 
Mifchance, fojne Water had been caft ; f?e called for it 
immediately, and taking it out of a Cafe fet nvith Dia- 
monds, game it into my Hands, and I put it into this Sha- 
green Cafe, nvhich I happened to h an) e about me, and pro- 
mi fed her to go to nvork upon it immediately. I did fo ac- 
cordingly, and nvas to carry it to her this n:ery Day -, but 
happening to fell fome Figures to a Ferfon of ^lality, 
nvhom 1 expelled to meet hereabouts, 1 hanje, doubtlejs, 
pulled it out of my Pocket nvith fome other Things, and fo 
diopt it, 

I'y^o'i'us 



Edrl of Douglas.' 145 

Uy-poUtus was fo furprized and overjoyed at what he 
heard the Pi(^ure-d rawer tell him, that he was not able 
to give him tlie leaft Interruption, looktrrg upon it ac 
firft rather like a Dream than a real'T'ruih. At laft 
fetching a very deep Sigh, If you luould be faithful to 
ine, faid he to him, / nvill take Care you pftll be <ve>y 
<weU paid for your Journey. I am a grateful Maff ^ avd 
ho've njjherenx'ithal to reward your Fidelity ; but I mujl 
tell you, I expeSi you f you Id irfviolably keep my Secret, 
The Piciure-drawer imagining no otherwile, than that 
he was to draw the Pifture of fom€ Lady, with w^om 
he was fallen in \ja\Q at Bourbon, told him, that his Fi- 
delity was put to the Trial almoft every Day, and that 
hitherto no Body in the World could fay he had been 
the worfe for confiding in him ; and that he had fo ftrong 
an Idea, that provided he could fee a Pcrfon but once, 
he could draw the Features exactly ; and that in Cafe it 
was impofTible to come to the Sight of her, he need only 
dcfcribe her Features to him, and that by the Strength of 
his own Imagination he would draw the Pi^lure like her. 
Hypolitus could not forbear fmilmg at the Pis^ure-drawer^s 
good Opinion of his own Capacity ; The Point in ^lef- 
iion, faid he to him, // not concerning the Dra^Mtng ef d 
Pitlurc ; but ^whether you can C6ntri<ve a IVay to intra* 
duce 7ne into the Abby of St. Mtnoux, vjhen ycu j^o thi- 
ther ? I think it 'vjill not prove <very dificuh for you fh 
to do i I am knonxin by no Body living here i I may very 
fwell pafs for one of your yomig Scholars.^ and 1 ha'vt 
learned to defign and make a Draught of a Piece, enough 
to make me adl that Part pretty Kvell. Tdu may fay I a?n 
■47 n Italian, becaufe my Accent is foreign ^ and undertake 
the Work the Ahbefs offers to you, at her o-vcn Pricey and 
do not trouble yourfef ary further^ I ivill take Care of 
■all the reji. The Pi<^tu.e- drawer thought he had no 
Keafon to refufe fo advantageous an Offer, which would 
be "io gainful to him without runn ng any Hazard. 

Ic being refolved to put this Projcd in Execuiicn the 
fame .Afternoon, Hypolitus left ail his Servants Jit Bour- 
-bon ; he told the Pufture drawer, hii Name (hould be 
Hyacinthy as long as tiiey flaid £t St. Menoux^ and hav- 
ing changpd his C.oaths, they tooJi Co.ch, (.lecaufc Hy 

H folitus 



-146 Hrnchzit 

^'pelitus durft not as yet venture to go onHorfe-back)'.and 
i^ove as.h^rdas th^y ^^ould.to St. Mm>uxp fbr Love is 
rja f>vift Glpide, and driyjes on apace, 
{.; When he entered; tl;^ Abby .Gate, he was felzed with 
..^ch a trembling, ^$^ fcarce to be able to keep himrelf 
upright, or to walk into the Parlour, where ihp Abbefs 
cxpeded the Pidlure-drawer^s, coming. She asked him 
iinme;diately, who he w^ he had brought along with 
him ? And not without much Reafon ; ior tho' he af- 
fjpf^eda, more than ordinary Plainnefs both in his Qloaths 
jand De|)ortment, yet ^s graceful Mien, his noble Air, 
Jhis regular Features ; and in fhort, his whole Perfon had 
.jTpmething in it fo extraordinary, that he ftruck with 
.^^Admiratioa all thofe that fawhim. The Pi(^ure- drawer 
, ,tpld her, he wag. an Itallgn^ who having an Inclination 
for Painting, had been his Scholar for fome Tinie : The 
, ..Abbefs anlvvered^ fhe had a Mind to have her Pifture 
. iJrawn, that they fhould begin to morrow, and that Ihe 
*^\^had Work eriough to employ them a whole Year. 
./ This was \&xy vvelcpme. News to Hypolitus^ he got 
^ put of Bed before Day-light, and made the Pidure- 
drawer rife Ukewife, who was not in the leaft furprized 
;thereat, being fenfible it was fpr weighty Realons he 
;. was fo eager tp come to St. Menoux ; and no fconer was 
f the Abbefs awake, but fhe fent for them to the Abby. 
. Hypolitui lookM every where round him, whether he 
jcould not fee Jul'ta\ he was ready to die witii Impati- 
ence to get Sight of her ; his Heart and Mind were in 
fuch Confufion, as is fcarce to be expreflbd j but he was 
forced to conceal his Paflion, for Fear of being taken 
. JN'ptice of, and making himfelf to be fufpefted ; neither 
' was he under lefs Apprebsnfion, in Refped of his Mi- 
ilrefs, leaft ftie fhould not be able to hide her Joy and 
fSurprize at the firll Sight of him, which alpne would.be 
■^ enough to ruin their whole Proje^. 

The Lady Abbefs having feated herfelf in a certain 
Place in her Clofet, where fhe intended to fit for her 
Pifture; Hypolitus, to make them believe he was not there 
for nothing, began to manage and mix the Colours, (un- 
der Pretence that they fhould want a confiderable Quan- 
tity for fo long a Time as the Abbefs propofed they 

fhould 



-ftould w<Srk there) 'd^ trde-, hfe did it at a wry fcurvy 
Rate, beiiTg little acquamced with that Art, but ft was 
enough for him not to fecm idle. Alasf he was ftr 
irom being idle, every Hour was a Year to Jum Whilfl: 
he worked in contiimal £xpe^tion (^ feeing his de^r 

The drawing ^ a Pifture is not to be performed with- 
out a ferious Thought ; for the Abbefs began to be tired, 
and fearing lead it might d3s^ Prejudice to her Pifture": 
I- thinks I ha've beard fayt laid flie, that FiHure-dra'VJ' 
trs ha"je cotnmokly feme pleajhnt Sftry or other, ^where- 
luith they dive ft' thvfe that fit fof their Pictures ; hut 
you ha'ue not yet told me the leafi Thing that may make- one 
merrw and I am fenfihle my Face luill not look long 'Very 
pleafanty unlefs you find out fomething that may divert 
me. Madamj faid Cm dint to her, (this was the Paint- 
ers Name) I am too mite b taken up njoith your Pi^uri at 
Prefinty to difcompoje try Thought i ; and after ally / o<wn 
I han>€ not Wit enough to tell you -vjhat may be plsafirig or 
diverting, to you^ but there is Hyacinth, n/jhom' I commonly 
carry along ivith me, chitfiy to divert the Ladies ; / af- 
fitre you^ his Con'verfiztion is <very diverting. Pray theh^ 
faid Ihe, Hyacinth, cafting a very obliging Look at him, 
fray do you tell us a Story, hecaufe you fie Cardini enjoyns 
youfi to do. Hypo! it us bluftiM for V^exaticn, being fo far 
from being in a Humour to talk, that he had much ado 
to tell them very coldly, he did not know what to fay; 
but ray Lady Abbefs urging the Matter more and more, 
he began to fear he might difoblige her, if he periifted in 
liis Refafal ; and confidering it was in her Power to ex*- 
clude him from a Place which cbntainM the only Objcft 
of all his Wifties, he thought it beft to overcome himfelf, 
and then recalling to his Mind a certain Story not unlike 
one of the old Tales of the Faireffes, he began to fpeak 
thus with a moll furprizing graceful Air; 

* Rujfia is a Country fo cold, and fo fubjeft to tem«> 

* peftuous Weather, that it is a great Rarity to fee a fair 

* Oiv there. The Hills are for the greateft Part of the 

* Ybar covered' with Snow, and the Trees are fo much 

* covered with Ice, thatwhen the Sun begins to call his 
^ Beams upon them, ycu would believe their Branches 

Hz « to 



34^ HTPOLIQ'US, 

* to be one folid Piece of Chryftal. In this Country are 

* Forells of a moll: prodigious Extent, wherein they hunt 
' white Bears, which is fometimes not done without 

* great Trouble attd Danger ; this is the molt noble Ex- 

* ercife the RuJJiani are acquainted with, and which is 

* moll frequently ufed among them. This Nation had 

* once a King named ^^(j^^, a Prince fd bea'utiful, fo 

* polite, and fo adive both in Body and Mind, that 

* it feenis almoft incredible, that fo favage and wi- 

* polifhed a Country as this is, Ihould produce fo" ac- 

* complifhed a Perfon. Before he was full twenty Years 

* of Age, he was already engaged in a War againft the 

* Mufco'vites, wherein he Ihewed an equal Share of Cou- 
•rage and Intrepidity, and of Conduft. When his 

* Army halted in fome Place or other, he was never- 

* thelefs always in Adion, and often woald follow that 

* dangerous Sport of hunting the Bears. One Day bslng 

* abroad a Hunting, with a numerous Retinue, he fol- 

* low'd the Chace with fo much Eagernefs irto a great 
'- Foreft thro' different Roads and Paths, tliat on a 
^ Sudden he faw he had loll both his Way and all his 

* Company. The Night began to draw near, he 

* was unacquainted with the Place he was in, and faw a 

* moft furious Tempeft was likely to furprize him in 

* this Solitude, fo he thought it his btft Way to take?, 
' with his Horfe, to the next great Road, and there to 

* found the Horn ; but all this to no Purpofe. Imme- 

* djately after, the fmall Remainder of the Day became 

* more dark than the darkeft Night itfelf ; he could 

* not difcecn the leall Thing, unlefs it were by the 

* Lightning ; the Noife of the Thunder-claps founded 

* moll dreadfully among the vail Trees and the adja- 

* cent Mountains, the Winds and Rains encreafed every 

* Moment. He endeavoured to Ihelter himfelf under 

* fome Trees, but by the Violence of the Rains, the 
f Ground thereabouts being foon overflow'd, he was 

* under a Neceffity of getting out of the Forell, in hopes 
^ to meet with fome Conveniency or other to fhelter him- 
f felf againfl the Tempeft. With much ado he got at Jail 

* out of the Foreft into the open Field ; but finding him- 

' k\i tte;^jiiQrg, e^p^fc^d to the ^^O" |C '^ -^^^"^ ^"^ 

c;i;Cjv....v* ^-^-= >.• -•-,'-_' - ■ • Wind, 

.5 ? H ' 



Earl of Douglas. 149- 

Wind, than he had been before, he cafting his Eye^ 
about him on all Sides, and at lill efpying (ome Light 
on a high Hill, he turnel his Horfe that Way, and 
with unfpeakable DifHcuky reach'd the Foot of an 
almoft inacceflible Mounrain, lurrounded with rteep 
Precipices and craggy Rocks. He went forward for 
two Hours together, ibmetiines on Foor, fometimes on 
Horfeback, till he came to a very fpacious Cive, thro' 
the_ opening of which, he could dilcover fome Light, 
(being tht^ fame he had feen before at a Diilance.) He 
llop'd a little before he would enter into it, believing 
it to be a Ktii of Thieve= and Robbers, who frequently 
infeft that Country, and who, in all Probability, would 
miirther him, to commit their Robbery with lefs 
Danger. But as molt commonly Princes have more 
noble and more daring Souls than other People, he 
reproach'd himfelfwich his Fear, and going diredly 
to the Entrance of the Cave, clap'd his Hand to his 
Sword, with a Refolution to defend his Life, in Cafe 
they (hould afTauIt him : At the very Entrance of the 
Cave, he was feized with fuch a violent Shivering, 
that he thought this very Moment would be his lalh 
* At the Noife he made in entring into the Cave, an 
Old Woman, whofe white grey Hairs and VVrinkles 
fufficiently difcjvered her great Age, came forth from 
under the craggy Rock, and with a feeming Amazement, 
You are the tirft of all Mortals, /aid pe to him^ that 
ever I faw in thefe Regions: Do you know. Sir, 
whofe Dwelling-place this is ? No, /z/^ Adolph, good 
Woman, I know not where I am. This is, r^- 
plydpe, the Seat of EoIuSy the God of the Winds ; 
this is the Place of Retirement for himfelf and his Chil- 
dren ; I am his Mother, and am left alone at Eiome at 
this Time, becaufe they ere all abroad ; fjme to do 
good, fome to do Mifchief upon Earth. But, conthmed 
Jhe^ I fee you are wet to the Skin by the violent 
Rains, I will make you a Fire, that you may dry your 
felf ; but. Sir, what moll vexes me, is, that your 
Fare will be very hard here ; the Winds live upon 
light Food, but Men want more folid Nourifhment. 
The Prince thankM her for the kind Reception (he 

H 3 * gave 



ijp HrpoLjrus, 

'gave him j he got to the Fip«, which was lighted in 
' ah inftant, bccaufe the ff^eji Wind juft coming in,' 

* blew it up immediately. He was no fooner cqme 

• in when the North-Eajf, and feveral other northerly ' 

• Winds arrived in the Cave; £o/us follow'd them in 

• Perfon, .attended by Boreas, Eaji, South Wejl and 

• 'North Winds ; they were wet all over, and their Hairs 
'•'all clogged together i they were not in the leaft ci- 

• viliz'd, but very rough in thei.r Cirriage j and when 
•' x^ty began to fpeak to the Prince, he thought he 

* ihould have been kill'd by the Coldnefs of their 

* Breath. One told them, how he had difperfed a 
•whole Fleet of Men of War ; a fecond how he had 
'-lent feveral Merchants to the Bottom of the Sea; a 
*• third related, he had faved many VeiTels from falling 

• into the Ha^ds of Pirates ; but they all agreed in this, 

* that they had torn up a vaft Number of Tr-eesiyy the 

• Roots, and overturn*d Walls and Houjfes; in ibort, 
•'«very one brag'd of what Feats he had done. Tke 
f xld Woman hearkened to them with much A«en- 
•• tibn, but on a Sudden fecming to be \txy uneafy ; 
» What, faid Jhe to them^ did yoa not meet with your 
« Brother Ze^hyrus in your Way ? It is already very latf, 

• and be is not come home yet, I am uneafy at it : 

* They told her they had not feen him, when Prince 
*\ Ahlph faw come into the Cave a young L^d, as fair 
' as tney paint Love i:feJf. His Wings were of white 

• Featners, intermix'd with carnation Colour, and fo 
*" thill and fine, that they feemed to be in a continual 

* Motion J hjs fair Hair curled up into a thoufand Buc- 
V jiles banging down carelefly below both his Shoul- 
•~-ilef^>.on his Head he ha.d a Garland ofRofes and 
^ Je^amy, and his whole Air was pleafing aind agree* 
,*^able. 

* Where have ycu been fo long, you little Libertine? 
' .pjV the old U^oman nuith a harp Voice. All the reft' 
•'"'•of your Brothers have been here a go^d while ; you 
^ alone take the Privilege of indulging yourfelf, with- 

* out troubling your Head what Diilurb nee you caufe 

* me by your long Abfence. Oh ! Mother, faid ife, ' 

* I was very njucn troubled to come home fo lat^. 

' becaufe 



lEarl of DouGLA's. P( iji 

* betaufe I knevtr you would take it ill ; b«t I have- 

* been in the Garden of a Princefs C2i\Vd Felicity \ flie 

* was waHcing therewith all h^r Nymphs; roroe of 
^^thern imploy'd themfeives in gathering Flowers, others- 
V4ay afleep on the Grafs difcovering their Necks, to- 
"give me an Opportunity of drawing near to^ and kif- 

* img them; feme of them danced, others fang, the 

* Princefs diverted herfelf in a Walk of Orange 
"Trees ; I did blow my Breath into her very Face, I 

* play'd all round about her, and I now and then 

* gently lifted up her Veil : Zephyrus, /aid Jke^ how 
*. .pleafanr and agreeable art tbou ? As long as thou con- 

* cinucft here, I ftiall fcarce leave this Walk. I mull 

* confefs, that fuch engaging Words as thefe, coming 

* from the Mouth of fo charming a Lady as fhe was, 

* had fuch an Influence upon me, that being no longer 

* Mailer of myfelf, I could willir^gly have refolvc^.^ 

* not to leave her, had it not been that I feared to dif- 
pleafe you. Prince Adolph lillened to him with fo 
much Satisfaction, that he was heartily forry he left 
oft'fpeaking fo foon. Give me leave, /izrV^f, lovely 
Zephyrus, to ask you where that Country is, over 
which this Princefs has an abfolute Sway ? In the 
Ifle o^ Felicity, rep/y'd Zephyr [is, no Body is fufTtr^-d 
to come there, tho' every one goes in Quell of it ; 
for fuch is the Fate of Mankind, that they are not 
able to find it out: 'Tis true, abundance of them 
go round about it, and fome flatter themfeives to be 
there, becaule they are catl fometimes into fome neigh- 
bouring Pores, where ihey enjoy the Fruits of a Calm 
and Tranquility : Here moll of them would be glad 
to continue ; but thefe Ifles, which after all, bear but 
a flender Proportion to the Ifle of /fZ/aV); itfelf, are 
floating Iflands, they foon get out of fight ; and En- 
vy, which will not fufter Mortals to enjoy even the 
Shade of Tranquility, Cjnltantiy chafes them from 
thence ; and I have feen a great Number of Perfons, 
of uncommon ^''Ierits, perifti in that Attem:pt. The 
Prince ask'd him many more Queflions, all which lie 
refolved him with more fihan ;ordjnarj' Exa^nds an<l 

* Vivacity of Wit. ^ ^ ,^ , ..„ , , 



ijz H r P O UTTU^, 

t)0*; IfWds now very late, fo the good Womfen ordpred 

* her Grandchildren to recire each to his ilcle* Zephyrus 
*■ offered the Prince a Place in his little Bed; which was 

* ^/ely near, and not near fo cold a Corner as the tcX 
*■ of the Ccncavjties of this vaft Grotto', being covered* 
*-■ with Herbs and Flowers. J^dolph lay that Night with' 
*^ Zephyrus^ but fpent the greateiVPart of it in talking of 

* the Princefs of the l/le of Felicity. How dcfirous fliculd* 

* I be to get fight of her, /aid the Prince, and is thi^ 

* aThing impoHible, as not to: be attained tOj.everf 
*• wth your Affiitance ? Zephyrus told him, the Enter- 

* prize was full of Danger, but that if he had Refolu- 
■ tion enough to commie himfeif entirely to his ConduO,' 
J;- he had thought of a Way to accomplifh it; that hef 
? 'Would take him betwivt hi* Wings, and thus carry 
"* him through the vail Regions of the Air; I liave, coH' 
^ tinned J^e J a Cloak, which I will give you, which a^ 

* often as youiput it the green Side outwards, you wil! 
*. hQ inviiibie ; which will prove abfolutely neceflary fof 
' the Prefervation of your Life^ For if thofe that guarcf 
'♦'this Ifle, which -are the moft dreadful Monilers)OLi 
*ever heard of, fliould happen to iee you, you wt uid 
*-ip.fdlJibIy be loit, were you bi aver than. //^r<r/c/?j h.m- 

* fc-lF. I'lince J^dolph was ib eager to iee an End of this 
•'Adventure, that notwithftanding all the Danger he 
•*"• foreiaw would attend it, he embraced his 0€lr with 
{'" all imaginable Satisfaction. No fooner began Auro,a 

* to appear in her Chariot, but the Prince full of Ira- 

* patience, vovatdZephyrus, who flurabered a little. I 

* can*t let you be at reft, /aid he y embracing him ; but 

* my moll generous Heft, methinks 'tis Time we fhould 

* b^ going. Come, come, let us go, Jaid he, initead 

* offaking.it ill, Ireturn you Thanks for it ; for I can't 

* but own to you that I am in Love with a certain Rofe, 

* which is lively and fomewhat mutinous ; fo that per- 

* haps it might occafion a-bitcer Quarrel betwixt u?, 
' fh(.;uld I not tome to fee her as loon as it is Day ; 

' fhe gio.vs in ons of the Gardens of the Princefs ot' 

* Felicity. He had no ibontr fpoke thefe Words* but 

* he gave the Prince the Cioak he promifed him, and 
« wart.kiiig him up betwixt his VVingsj but finding 

' that 



Earl of ' Do i)^ at An s . '.^ 153 

t^^hat Way fomewhat incommodious, I wiil carry you 

* the Way, fatd he, as I did PJychiy by the Command 
% of Lonje^ when £ carry'd her to that beautiful Palace 
^J^e liad ciufed to be ere^ei for her ; fo hs took him 

* under his Arras, find reiling a little at the Point of a 
*• Roek, to make the Baliance equal in his Aloiion, he 

* flretch'd iorth his Wings and To foaied up into the 

* Air. Notvvithftanding all the Prince's Intrepidity, 

* he could n:t forbear to feel fome Symptoms of Fear> 
*■ when he fivv himfelf carried up at fo vaft a Height, 

* under thj Arms of fo young a Lid ; fo that to revive 

* hisdrcOj.ing Spiiits, he thought it mull be a God, 

* knowing that Lo-ie hirafelf, who app-ars fo fmall, 

* and tie mcft feeble of all the reil, is neverthelefs the 

* ftrongeft and moft terrible. So leaving himfelf in- 

* tirely to liis Deftiny, he began to recoiled himfelf, 
« and to look with Attention upon all the Places over which 

* hepaffed. Who is able fo much as to enumerate all 

* thefe Places, Cities, Kingdoms, Seas, Rivers, Plains, 
' Defarts, Forells, unkr.o.vn Countries, and diftercnt 

* Nations ! He was flruck with fuch an Amazement at 

* the Sight of all thefe Things, that having quite loll 

* the Ufe of his Tongue, Zeph\rus took care to acquaint 

* him with the various Manners and Cuftoms of all the 

* Inhabitants of the Earth. He flew tut gently, and 

* they relied a little upon the dreadful Mountains of 

* Caucafus and Aihis^ and upon feveral o:hers that fell 

* in their Way. Were I fure, yfl;V/Zephyru5, that that 

* fair Rofe I adore, fhould prick me with her Thorns, 
.*• I can't fuficr you to traverfe fo vail a Trad of Ground, 
/without allowing you fome Time, to have the Satis- 

* fadion of contemplating thofe Wonders you fee. 
' Pnnce Adolph returned his Thanks for a!l his Good- 

* nefs, but at the fame Time told him, he was much 
1 afraid lead this Frincefi of ¥ elicit y Ihould not undcr- 

* Hand his Language, and that he fhould not be able 
« tp fpeak to be,r. Don't trouble yourfelf on that Ac- 

* jcoun.t, faid the It^U God toMaiy this Prrnccfs has arT 
*• univcrfal Knowledge, and it. will not be long before 

* you both fpeak the fame Language. 

H 5 * At 



i^4 HYPO'i,lTXfS, 

* At laft they got fight of this defirable Ifland, which 
appeared fo beautiful and delightftil to the Prince, 
tha; he thought no othervvife than that he had been in 
an en'chanted Place. The Air was all perfumed, the 
Dew and Rain fmelling like Rofe and Orange Wat^r, 
the Spring threw out the Water to the very Skies, the 
Porefts v/ere full of the rarefl Trees that can be feen, 
the Grounds coloured t^ith the moll delicious Flowers; 
Rivulets, clearer than the fined Cryftal, gently run 
through the Plains, ihaking an agreeable Noife ; the 
Birds made a moft harmonious Melody, exceeding all 
that the beft Maftersof Mufick ever could attain to^ the 
Earth produced her Fruits without any Labbur of" 
Cultivating, and, with a. Wifh only, you favv yfiur 
T.ibles covered and ferved* with all the deiicious 
Meats you could think of. The Palace itfelf far ex- 
ceeded every Thing has been mentioned as yet": 
The Walls were of Diamonds, the Floor and Wain - 
fcoting all of precious Stones: Gold was as commch 
there as Stones are with usj the Moveables andFur- 

'niture were the Workmanlhip of the is&/r/V.f, and 
that of the mod curious Pieces j every Thing being fo 
nicely done, that it was hard to diilinguifh/ whe- 
ther Magnificence or Contrivance had thfe ^feateft 
Share in it. 

* Zephyrus fet the Prince down in a plea fan t Rowl- 
ing-Green : Sir, /aid hcy. J have performed my Pro- 
mife ; 'tis now your Bufineft to do your Part, fb they 
embraced one another. Adol-ph return'd him a thoU- 
fand Thanks, and Zephyrus impatient to fee hi^ Mi- 
ftfefs, left him to himfelf in a very delicious Garden, 
He took feveral Turns in divers agreeable Walks, 
and faw a great Number of curious Grott6*s, fo 
charming and beautiful, that it feem'd. as if they were 
made en Purpofe for Delight and Pleafure. In ojie 
of thefe he faw a Statue of white Marble, reprefenting 
Cupid, a Piece of mdft excellent Wdr^cnian(hip, call- 
ing out of his Flambeaux a Stream of Water inllead of 
Fire, leaning iigainft an artificial Rock; he alfo faw 
the following Words- engraven on a Stone : " 

He 



He that is ignorant of the FlMfures ofLo^ey has. n€- 
fver tajled a^ real H<f^pinejj j Vw Jhe ah»e that can 
gratify viir Defires^ and ren4^r this L^e Ggretahle to us •; 
iMithmt her all other Felicities lofetiieix /Charms ^ lind 
^very Thing is Jkdi^ (knd fainting, . ' 

^''; / . -Jv T-:4i . i .-..J, ■ ..■;;■' 

* Jdolph Hf>ymg ^n A-foour fo dofely covered with 

* Greens, <hat the Sun-B-ams could not penetrate into 
/j this d^rk^and retired. PJgqq, featesd Kiw/df on the Pe- 

* deilalof a Fountain, and afforded fome Hours Reft to 

* his Body, not a litti^ tired by the Fatigues of fo vaft 

* a Journey, 

* ' Fwas almoft Noon before he a.Nvakned, and be* 

* ing much v&xM he had loll fo much Time in vain, 
,* to maigs himlelf amends for it, he made all the hal>e 

* he could towards the Palace. As he drew nearer, he 

* took a full View, and admired, at his own L.eifure, 
.* iill the Beauties thereof, with much more Attention 

' than he could do, at a greater Diftar^ ; and it feem'd 

* as if ell the Artirts in the World had jom'd their Skill 

* arkl Labour to make, it the moll maguiii cent and rpoll 
. • . pei fad St^-u^ii^re thaf, could be imagined* T he F*rince 

* had all this while kept ihe Grem-fide of his Cloak 

* outward, fo that he could fee every Thing without, 

* beiqg feen ; but after alU he look'd a long Time with- 
-* out biing abl» to fee the Entfaniee into it ; whether 

* the Doors were fhut, or whether they wtre on the 
c*! o^pofite Side, before he could find them, he faw a 

* Jovely Lady opening a Window of one entire Piece of 

* Cryftal, and at the fame Time a little femah Gar- 

* diner running towards the Window ; ftie that was at 

* the Window, let down thence a Basket of Filligree- 

* Work of Gold, faftned to fevcral Strings and Knots of 

* curicui Ribbons ; (he bid the Gardiner to gather fome 

* Flowers for the Princefr, which fhe did in an In- 

* flant, and put them in the OBasliet : JdaJph' got ix]^ on 

* the Flowers, and fo was drawn up into the Window by 

* the Nyjnph. You muft imagine, that the fame green 

* Cloak,, which had the Virtue^ of making him inviiable, 

* muil.iiiro fliAl^Jum very light, for -withput t)»is Cir- 

H 6 • cumftance. 



156 H rp L itu s, 

cumltance, it would have proved a very hard Task 

* for the Lady to have drawn him up to the Window ; 

* through which he got into a very i'paclous Apartmenr, 

* and his Eyes were furprized with fuch an amazing 

* Light, as is part all Imagination. Here he faw whole 

* Companies of Nymphs, the «ldeft of whicli appeared 

* not to be above eighteen Years of Age, and a great 

* many of them much younger ; fome were Itiir, others 

* brown, but all of a fine Complexion, white, freih 

-* colour'd, exadly featured y with glorious white Teeth 5 

■''* to be fliort, there was riot- one among all thefe Nymphs 

^^^ but what might pafs for a compleat' Beauty. He 

* would have fpent the whole Day in admiring their 

* Perfe6lions, and had not the Power to ftir out of this 

* charming Apartment,; had it not been for a mbfta- 
:^ greeable Harmony ofMuficky-as well of Voicesi'as 
'^^ of the choiceft mufical- Inftruments, that raifed his 
♦*- Curiofity to fee from whence it. came ; fo drawing 
•'* near to ah adjacent Room, he no fooner enter'4 ic 

v|^ but hea'fd' thewi^fibg thefe Wordf. ' - i /ifu/ * 

]xACA:i\.-i'n-J[l--f..,i./:' .(■.. u. lii. ■ .'■ ::l. ■'■•; ' 

-• ' ' Trtfv'e ' thn^fy. fro'ue faithftily' Is coitftant io the^ laji, 
^tis that that <will conquer the Heart: 6 f yoitr fair Onei 
■^irne hrings every Thing to pafs : Tou that ore infpired 
<ivith a mutual PaJJj on, if yoiir cruel Defiiny Jhort ens your 
'happy Moments, you muji hope fgr fair Weather t 'lirAe 
brings everything to pafs. ■■'■■■-'■ ... 

:*» •■'•'Whilft the Prince was in the great Apartment, he 

'**• thought nothing could have -ftood in Con^ petition with 

>.^* thofe he faw there ; but he foon- found hinklf moft 

* agreeably deceived in his Opinion ; thefe Female Mii- 

* ficians far furpaffing tho'e Nymphs he had fetn b6- 
,'"* fore in Beauty : and what was almoft prodigious, he 
1* underftood every Thing he beard, tho* he was not ad- 

■• qua^nted with the Language of that Ifle. He flood 
.*• behind one of the fairelt of thefe Nymphs ; ihe hap- 

* penedtodrop her Veil, and he, wichojt confideririg 

* thiit he fhould put her into a Fright, took it up from 
^' the Ground and gave it to her ; ihc Iqueek'd out dn 

"^ a Sudden, and I believe this to be the ii^ Time th^ 
5^.^- ~ ' ever 



Earl of Do V C^L'A s. ^ 157 

ever knew what Fear was in thefe happy Manfions : 
All the reil of the Nymphs flock'd about her, ask- 
ing, what was the Matter with her ? I believe yoQ 
think me to be in a Dream, faid Jhe to them ; but I 
am fure I let my V^ail fall to the Ground, and fome*- 
thing that is invifible pat it into my Hands again. 
They all fell a Laughing, and fome went into thb 
Princefs's Apartment, to divert her with this Story.' 
* Prince Adolph followed them by the Help of hfs 
green Cloak ; he pafb'd through fpacious Rooms, 
Galleries and Chambers without Number, till at laft 
he came into the Apartment of the fovereign Lady di 
the Ifle. She was feared on a Throne made ojt of 
one intire Carbuncle Stone, brighter than the Sun it- 
felf, but the Princefs of F^//aVys. Eyes carry 'd dill a 
more furprifing Luftre than tiie Carbuncle itfelf ; fhe 
was fo perfedT a Beauty, that Ihe appeared more like 
a Favourite of Heaven, than of a terreftrial Offspring; 
fhe was very young, and a certain fprightly but iMa- 
jeAick Air appeared in all her Adions, which infpir- 
ed both Love and Reiped: Her Apparel had more df 
Neatnefs than Magnificence in it ; her fair Hairs 
were adorned with Piowers, fhe had a Scarf rn, 
and her Gown was Gauze fioWer'd with Gold. 'iiWo. 
was furrounded with a great many Cupids, whodanc*d 
and play'd a thoufand little divertir^: Tricks ; fo.Tie 
kifb'd her Hands, others climbing upon both Sides of 
the Throne, put a Crown on her Head i the Piealures 
were alfo playing and courting her on all Sides ; ta 
be Ihort, ail that can be thou^it or imagined to be 
charming, is . much below avhat- the Prince fealled 
his iiycs with there. He was like one in a Rapture, 
he was fcarceable to bear the Luf.re of this Prin- 
cefs's Beauty; and under this Agitation of his Heait, 
all his Thoughts being taken up with that Object he 
already adored, he dropt his Cloak, and Ihe fawliim. 
She had never feen a Man before, and therefore was 
infinitely furprized at the Sight of him. Adolph feeing 
himiclf thus difcovered, threw himfelr at her Feet with 
the utmoll Refpedl: Great Princefs, faid he to her, 
I have traverfed the Univerfe, to come hither to 

* adiuire 



158 IirPOLlTUS, 

* admire your divine Beauty; I am come to maJcf 
'V yoj an Offer of my Heart and all my DeftreE j wifl 
j(5. ycu not pleafe to accept of them ? The Priocefs was 
if a Lady of a fingolar Vivacky of Wir, notwichftand- 
/ jng which^ her Surpriae was fuch that ihe could not 

* rpeak one Word. Hitherto Ihe had itcver beheld any 
^ Thing that appear'd more amiable 10 iier Eyes thah 

•.this Creature, and believing him to be the only one 
«? of his Kind, fhe imagined he muft needs be the fo 

* much celebrataed Pbcemx of the ,AncientSi but fcjirce 

* ever feen by any Bcdy. Lovely Phanix^ faid Jhe to 
t? him, (fcr 1 judge you are the fame by your P«rfefti- 
1^ ons, there being noihrng comparable to you in thfs 
•^ilflej I am infinitely pleaied to fee yon here; wiiart 
^ :Plty 'riB yjou .fliould be the only one of your JKind, 
^ artaaiy jirore fuch Birds as you are, would make a 
# molt glorious Shew. Jdolph could not forbear fmil- 
;*, ing at what ihe told him with a moft graceful Air, 
-f full of natural Simplicity ; but being unwilling that 
-■* this Lady for whom he felt already a moft violent Paf- 

V Qcsny fhould be detain'd in Ignorance, in a Matter he 
cfrijudgud ihe ought to be .acquainted with, he took care 
.ft to inibud her in every Thing of this Nature, and ihe 
?i*::praved fo .2pt a Scholar, and of fuch a natural Viva- 
!>• city of Wit, that fhe even anticipated her Mafter in his 
rj* Leffons ; ihe loved him beyorid herfelf, and he loved 

V her more than himfeif; all thofe fweet Enjoyments 
it have is able to give, alLthe Beauty and Vivacity of 
o5 Wit, all the T€ndernefs:a Heart is capabk of feeling, 
:?*] were centred in thefe two tender Lovers ; nothing 
h*, could diilurb their Tranquillity, every Thirg ooh- 
/ curr'd to increafe their Pleafures ; they knew not 
-J* what Sicknefs was.; nay, they felt tloi fo much as 
yf the leafl Inconveniencies or Decay ; their Yowth was 
;|(1 not impair'd by a long Courfe of Years, becaufe in 
.if this delicious Place, they drink of the Water of the 
2^ Fountain of Youth. They were unacquainted wich 
>* amorous Inquietudes, with jealous Surrailes ; nay, 

* not fo much as with thefe little Wranglings, which 
. \* commonly end in a happy Accommodation and Re- 

^ newing of Love i I fay, they knew .iifliiur^. of all 

* thefe 



''Ear! of Dou6las:- i^^ 

* thde Things ; they were inebriared with Pleafures, 

* and till that Day never had any Mortal enjoy'd fo great 

* and fo conftant Felicity. But this is the Condition 

* t>f us Mortals, that even that Happinefs has its fad 
f and doleful Confequences, nothing is cverlaftJng oh 

* Earth, but always fiibjcft to change. 

* Prince Ad>)lph being one Day entertaining the Prin- 

* cefs, it came into his Head to ask her, how long 

* it was fince he had enjoy'd the Pleafare of feeing him ? 

* The Time pafTes away fo fall where you are, /aid he, 

* that I fcarce ever look'd backward, or thought oT 

* the Time when I came here. I will tell you, fatd 

* Jhey provided you frankly confefs to me beforehand. 

* how long you really think it has been. He paufed 

* a while, and then faid ; when 1 confult my Hcar^, 
' and think of the Satisfajftion I feel within myfelf, 'I 

* am almoft apt to believe, I have not been here above 

* a Week, my dear Princefs ; but when I recall to my 

* Mind certain Things that are pad fome time ago, T 

* think it can't be much lefs than three Months. Shte 
,"■ burft out a Laughing; Hesir Adtslph^ /aid Jhe, 'with 
* a njiry ferioui Air^ you mnft know it is no \t.{s thah 

* three hundred Years. A':as ! had fhe known hoxV 

* dearly the was likely to pay for thefe Words, ih'e 

* would never have fpoken them. Three hundred 

* Years, cry'd the Prince^ how muft the World Hand 
-^ by this Time? Who mull be the univerfal Monarch 

* there ? I wonder what they are doing there ? When 

* I come there again, who will know me .? Or how 

* fhall J know any Body ; My Dominions are, doubt- 

* lefs, fallen into the Hands of fome ftrange Family? 
•* I can't fuppofe <hei« will be any left for me ; fo thstt 

* I am likely to be a Prince without a Principality ; 

* every Body will ihun me as if I were a Speftre, and 
\9 T .(hall be altogether unacquainted with the Manners 
!• and Culloms of thofe among whom I am to live. 
"zff The Princefs beginning to be impatient, Adolph^faid 
^ Jbe iHlt>rupting him^ what is it you repine af ? Don*t 
'i^.you fet no more value than io upon all the Favours I 
^f have Ih^vvn you, and ali the Love I bear you ? I have 
'^ given you Admifiion imo jny Palace 9 you are Mailer 

. * ^ere. 



i6o H rP OLI TVS, 

bene, I have jpreferved your life for three Ages, 
7 "without the leaft Decay or Regret till this Moment j 
;: i whereas, had it not been for me, where would you 
f have been by this Time ? I abhor Ingratitude, fair 
rtiPrincefs, reflyd he in fotne Canfufiony I know, and 
am fenfible how much I am indebted to you: But 
after all* had I been dead before this Time, I'fhould 
.perhaps have perform'd fuch great Aftions as would 

* have render'd my Name famous ior ever to Pofterity^ 

* I can't without Shame,, fee my. Courage to lie dormant^ 
and : my Name buried, in Oblivion. Such was the 

':? ^brave Repwld'm the Arnr.s of h\3 Armide-t hwt Glory 
'•'i'natch'd him the rice. • So thai Glory is likewife to 
t ilhaxch y-ou out of my Arms, barbarous Man, cry^d the 
f.^Frlncifs jheddUtgia Rnjuletof^Bars, thou haflaMind 
f to leave m?, ansd therefore art unworthy of the Pain I 
r* feel for thee. She -had no fooner faid thefe Words*, 
'but fhe fell rntt> a" Swoon : The Prince was highly 

* afiiidled thereat, becaufe he loved her extreamly, but 
;f .-at the fame Time cculd not forbear upbratdiDg hirrf- 
•cl^.fdf for having fpeht fo mjch Time with a Miilfef?, 
iff.- without any Thing, that might raife his Name .among 
^* the Rank of the great Heroes : In vain he endea- 
:*'vGUr'd to reilrain his Sentiments, or to . conceal his 
'^- DifTatisfafetion ; he was foon feized with fuch a Larr- 

* guiihmenr, as quite alter'd his whole Difpufition ; fo 
•* that whereas hitherto he had miftaken Klonihs fot 

* Ages, he thought now every Month as long as an 

* AsTe.' The Princefs,: who perceived it,-was afflided 

* thereat to the highelt -Degree ; but notwithflanding 
i* this, would not' engage him to flay bu rely out ^ 
jl: Complaifance ; fo fhe told him, he fhoulJ be mailer 

* of his o\vin Deftiny, and might depart whenever, he 

* thought fit; but that fhe much feared fomt -great Mi?- 
o*. foriune^would befal .him.. Thefe. lall Words caufed 
.* much lefs DiiTati.'fadlion in him, than he had found 
.5 -Saiisfaftion m theiirft.; and thoV the very Thoughts 
•3*1 of partings from his Princefs nearly afl^fted his Mind, 
}* yet huriy'd on by h: f Dcfliny, he bid farewel to her 

* he had adored, and hy whom he was, no lefs tenderly 

* beloved;, he protelled to her, that.fo foon as.hje had 
0;. * perforihed 



Earl ^ DbuG'LAs.y i6i' 

performed any glorioas Adions to render himfelf mor^ 
wocthy of" her Favours, he fhculd never be at reft till" 
he could return and pay his Homsge to her, as his 
fovcreign Lady, and as the only Felicity of his Life. 
His Eloquence, which was natural to him, fupply'd 
the D^k^. of his Love : but the Princefs \vas too clear 
fighted not to dive into the Boitom of the Matter, 
and her Mind prefaged her fhe knew not wh:tt Mis- 
fortune which would rob her for ever of the SatisfadU- 
on of feeing again what was fo dear to her. 

,.* Whatever Violence fhe put upon her own Indi- 
gnations, (he was overwhelmed with Grief pall all 
exyrefling : She pre fen ted Adolph with a very rich 
Armour, and with . the belt and finell Horle the 
World afforded.. Bichar (that was- theHorfe's Name) 
will condud you, /aid Jhe to him, thro' all Danger, 
and make you come off with Honour in your Com- 
bats ; but have a care not to touch the Ground with 
your Feet, before you come into your own Country j 
for by Virtue of that. Spirit of the Fairies^ the Gods 
h^ve beftovv'd upon me, I forefee, that if you flight 
my Advice, i?/V/^<7r will not be in a Condition to re- 
prieve you. The Prince promifed he would follow 
her good CounfeJ, and killing her Hands a thoufand 
Times, went away, but in lo much hafte, that he 
left his wonderful Cloak behind him. Coming to the 
Shore of the Ifle, Bichar fvvam over Rivers and Seas 
with his Rider, ran over Mountains and thro' Vale^, 
thro' Forefts and Fields, and that with fo much 
Swiftnefs, as if he had been a wing'd Horfe. 
* One Evening coming to a fmall crooked and Stone 
Lane, with Hedges on both fides, he faw a Cart over- 
thrown in the Middle of the Road, which hindered 
his Paflage. The Cart was laden with Wings of 
divers Shapes and Sizes, and under the Cart lay a 
very old Man, who was the Carte.-. His bald Head 
his trembling Voice, and his Misfortune, moved the 
Prince to Compaflion. Bichar was ready to leap over 
the Hedges, when the old Man cali'd to Adolph in a 
moft pitiful Manner; Pray, Sir, pity my Condition.; 

* ualefs you will help me, I mult perifh here. The 

* Prince* 



i62 H rP O LJ TU S, 

* Priqce, not able to refift the Entreaties of the Y>W 
*" Man, ^d his own Inclinations to help him up, alighcr' 

* ed from his Horfe, and reach'd .his Hand to him ;' 

* but alas j guefs at his Surprize, when hefaw the old 

* Man arife without his AfEftanee, aivd that (o fuddenly, 

* that he laid hold of him before he was aware of it. 
« At lall, Prince of Ruffia^ /aid he with a dreadful 

* threatntng Voices at lall I have met with you j my 

* Name is Time^ I have been in fearch for you thefe 

* three Ages, I have worn out all thefe Wings whei'e- 

* with you fee this Cart is loaded, to fly all over the 
« Univerfe to find you out ; you fee, that noiwifhiiand- 

* ing all your Care to hide yojrfelf from me, nothing 

< in this World can efcape me : At thefe Words he 

< ftruck him with his Hand upon his Mouth, with fo 

< much Violence, that he beat the Breath out of his 
» Body, and fo ftifled him upon ih^ Spot. 

* Zephyrus happening to come by juft at that fatal Mi- 

* Tiute, was forced to be an Eye-witnefs, to Wis grfeal 

* -Regret, of his dear Friend's Misfortune ; and fo foofi 
^ as the old barbarous Fellow had left him, he try'd 

* whether he could blow frefh Breath into his Body ; 

* but finding all his Endeavcurs in vain, he took hiiti 

* under his Arm, as he had done before, and weeping 

* bitterly carryM him to the Garden of the Palace of 

* Felicity', there he laid him in a Grotto upon a Rock 

* that was flat at Top, covering his dead Body with 

* Plawers : He ereftcd a Trophy of his Arms, and a 

* Column of Jafper next to it, on which he engraved 

* thefe Words. 

^ime is the Majier of enjery Thing ; Time brings e-veh 
Thing to pafs ; Beajcty pajjes anf}ay ivith our Time ; Ma>t 
frames to himfelf a thoufand nenv Defres ; And his Mittd 
is difcompofed even in the midji of his Enjoymenfi. 
Jf he thinks his Pains renxarded^ if he appear contented 
for Jxitne Time, And njalues himfelf upon the Conqueft he 
has made ; he *will Joon be con'vinced by fome unfortunate 
Turn of /Affairs, that there is no Love that lafs fore^vet, 
nor any perfe^ Felicity* 

...., ......... , . . .'xhc- 



I 



l^rl of tioh^ LA ^ ''• 16 f' 

'^ frhe difconfolate Princcfs ufed to ctrmc every Bay 

* fa tMs Grotto, fince the departure of her Lover, there 

* to bemoan his Abfence, and to augment the Torrents 

* of the Rivulets by a Deluge of Tears. Gueft at her 

* Satisfaftion, when (he found hhn fo near her at a 

* Time when (he thought him at a vaft diftance; ihe 

* thought, that being much fatigued in his Journey, 

* he had laid himfelf down to reft there ; fhe was con- 

* fidering whether flie had beft to awake him, or not; 

* and at laft the tender Motions of her Heart overbal- 

* lancing all the reft, fhe was opening her Arm to era- 

* brace him , then it was, that being made fenfible of 

* her Misfortune, fhe cryM out, fhe wept, fhe matie fuch 

* doleful Moan, as would have moved even a Stone ; 

* the commanded immediately the Gates of her Palace 

* 10 be kept fhut for ever. Certain 'tis, that fince that 

* fatal Day, -no Body has iDeen able to boaft, that he 

* has -got "irghi of her; for fhefeldom appears abroad 

* finijefhrs Misfortune; and whenever fhe does, Inquie- 

* tudes and Vexations are her Fore-runners, and Unea- 

* finefs and DifTatisfadtion her Followers. Thefe are 

* her ordinary Attendants, The whole World is fuffi- 

* ciently convinced ofthis Truth, by woful Experience, 

* and fincethis deplorable Adventure, it has been a con- 

* ftant Sayfng ; That Time brings every Th'mg to pafsy and 

* that there is no felicity in its full Perfeilion, 

Hypiitm having finifhed his Story, fhe told him, fhe 
was at this Moment a living Inftance of what he had 
faid ; becaufe the Fear fhe was in, of hearing the plea- 
fing Relation to be brought to a Period, had not a lit- 
tle difturbed the Pleafure fhe enjoy'd in hearing it relat- 
ed to her ; fhe highly commended his Way of rcprefent- 
ingitwjth fo good a Grace, and was returning her 
Thanks to him, when yulias Waiting woman came 
into the Abbef^'s Clofet. After the iirft Compliment 
from her Mrftrefs (who was flill in Bed, being troubled 
with the Head ach) fhe dcfired her to lend her fome 
Books, wherewithal to divert her Miftrefs. IjabelU, faid 
the Abbefs, I have no Time at prcfcnt to look for Books; 

but 



1 64 H TP Liiru S, 

but 1 would have you condiQdi .Hyacinth inio\\tr Cham- 
ber ; he. will divert her much better ihaa^U the Books 
can do i he hasjufi. now related tp me a very pleafant Sto- 
ry, and I don't queftion, but he will have fo much Com- 
plaifance, as to tell it over again before your Miftrefs: • 
So ihe defired Hypolitus to. go along with Ijabelln ; and • 
you may eafily imagine, he was not very backward to ■ 
obey the Abbefs. He took Care to hide part of his 
Face wi;h his Handkerchief, lead the Abbefs might per» 
ceive the Alteration this unexpedled News produced in • 
his Countenance ; befides, that it prevented Ifubella from 
being furprized at fo unex ceded a Sight, which might 
have made hertodiicover more of Fear, than was conve- 
nient to their prefent purpofe. 

She conduded \\\m x.o Julia\ Chamber, where /ff- 
folitus finding himfelf at Liberty, kneeled at her Bed-fide, 
a;id being unable to fpeak one Word, took hold of cne^ 
of her Hands, which he kiG'd, with fuch exceffive Tran-< 
(ports of Joy, as is fcarce to be conceived. The Cur-^ 
tains of her Bed being drawn, and that Part of the Room- 
where the Bed flood being pretty dark, and her Head* 
laid clofe within the Pillow, julli could not know- 
him, and therefore did all fhe could to pull her Hand- 
back. Eypolitus putting a wrong Interpretation upon thia- 
Coynefs, which he look'd upon as an EfFedl of her Aver-« 
fion to him, let it go ; but at the fame Time turn'd pale,> 
a Trembling feized him, and he was ready to drop down, 
for Grief: He had fcarce fo much Strength left, as to 
tell her with a moft tender and engaging Air j ' Julia 

* you hate me ; you lay your Misfortunes at my Door, 

* and though you know I am only the innocent Caufe 

* of them, you have conceiv'd fuch an Antipathy againil 

* me, that you will not fo much as fufFer me to come 

* near you. Oh \ what do you fay, my dear Hypolitusy 

* faid (lie to him (for fhe knew his Tongue immediately) 

* how little are you acquainted with my true Senti- 

* ments ! And then embracing him with much Tender- 
nefs, this proved the moil efFeftual J unification that 
could be to Hypolitus, who was tranfported with Joy^ 
^t.fo kind a Reception. They look'd upon one another 



i 



fof^" c0flft<!erable TlmeV witfibut fpeakYng one Word? 
their Eyes being the (oh Interpreters of the Agitations 
of what they felt within themfelve^^ they could not for- 
bear to mingle their Tears, occafioned partly by Joy, 
partly by Sadnefs, their Minds being then divided be- 
twixt thefe twd Paflions; till at laft Joy got the 
Vi^Qty' for that Tinie : Nothing can be imagned more 
tender or more engaging, than. what they told one nno- 
thc-, during thofe firft Emotions of their Hearts; you 
xi.sy be affiired thty had no Time to talk ferioufly qi' 
their own Affairs. When People meet with great Dif- 
appointmenls, if two Perfons love to the higheft degree, 
if they are parted, if they meet again, the Heart is fo 
full, their Minds are quite taken up with their prefent 
Sight, they are in fuch a Confufion, that they are, as 
if it were, Tongue-ty*d i and if they utter a few Words, 
they are incoherent, or interrupted with Sighs ; and 
they begin to talk of many Things, withouc making 
an End of any dne. Every thing puts them in Mind of 
their prefent Happinefs of being together; and from 
this Reflecftion, which adds new Vigour xo their Love, 
they run upon mutual Affiirances of loving one another 
for ever : and thus the Time pafTes away infenfibly ; a. 
great many Hours feem to be no more than a few Mi- 
nutes. Thus it happen'd with the amiable yulia and 
her faithful Hypolitus ; fo that it would be next to an 
JmpoiTibility to infert here what they told one another 
at this firft Interview ; but fuch as are of a tender Dif- 
pofition, and have felt the Effefts of this Paffion, may 
'ca lily imagine it. ' '*^ ' 

' Immediately after the Abbefs's Dinner was over, (he 
went attended by Cardini to vifit the fair fick Lady in 
lier Bed-Chamberj fhe ordered her Pidlure to be brought, 
to fhew it to ^«A'/7, and to have her Opinion, whether 
the firft Draught thereof was well done. After their 
Difcourfe had run for fomc Time upon the Pidure ; * I 
' can*t queftion. Madam, faid Ihe to Julia, but that 
' you are ready to pay me your Acknowledgement for 
« the Care I have taken to fend up Hyaihith to you. 

* I am fure you can*t deny, but that he has a great 

* Share of Wit; and that he can tell a Story, better 

* than 



.i;66 H r P QL I T US, 

*i thap the Fairies themfebes could Ijav« dp^e,. whereof 
' he has given you a Relation.' yulia underllood not 
the Abbeis's Meaning; but, at a hazard, tol4 her in 
general Terms, • That (he fhould look upon it as an 
< unpardonable thing, in herfelf, to have neglefled to 

* return her Thanks for this Favour, but that fhc had 
' been fo intent upon feeing and hearing him, that, if 

* Ihe thought fit, fhe Ihould be very well pleafed, to 

* underrtand a little of the Art of Drawing and Defign- 
" ing; which, ihe hoped, might prove a Means to di- 

* vert her melancholy Thoughts. The Abbefs told 
her, (he would not be againil it ; and that, whilft Car- 
Mni was- employed in Painting for her Clofet, Hyadnth 
might come to teach her, provided he would now and 
then fpare Time to tell her a Story . Hypolitus was lilcnt, 
whilft they were talking together, but could rot but be 
infinitely pleafed, to underftand that he was likely to 
fee his Miftrefs every Day ; and that very Moment he 
would rot have chang'd his Condition with the great- 
eft Monarch upon Earth. 

Matte s being thus agreed betwixt them, he fail'd 
not to vifit his Miftrefs every Afternoon, and to fpend, 
at leaft, two or three Hours with her. He told her of 
Z^/?»^^^'s Marriage with Lucilia-, it would be difficult 
to reprefent the Satisfaflion fhe felt at this good News ; 
her Tendernefs for this Friend had not fufFered the leaft 
Diminution ; and fhe eftcem'd her Spoufe for hi« extra- 
ordinary Merits, and for his being an entire Friend of 
her dear Hyp^Iiius ;_ fhe told him all that poffibly fhe could 
think on to teftify her Joy on this Account; and he lay- 
ing hold of this O^ porlunity ; * If it be fo, dear Lady, 

* faid he, that you are fo very feniible of Lud/ia*s 

* good Fortune, you ought to endeavour to encreafe it, 

* by fecuritg mine. Go to live with her, you will find 
« every Thing ready to obey you there; I will foUow 

* you thither, and there I may ke ypu without ejither 

* Troubleor Fear: Confider with yourfelf^ how foon 
« Ijnay be difcover'd here; and with what ill Confe- 

* quenees, to our Affairs, this Difcoyery would be at- 
« tended : Take my Advice, Lei us make ufe of our 

* prefent 



\ 



^ Earl of t)ou 6x A ^ '% 

prefeiit good Fortune. I will fafely condoil you thi- 
ther; ajnd when we are at Liberty, we will then con - 
filt what is further to be done in our Affairs. My 
Honour,, dear Hypiitus, my Reputation, cryM (he in 
a. melancholy Tone, what muft become of thtm? 
What ! would you have me make my Efcape along 
with you ? All the Vexations my Husband makes 
me undergo, owe their Original to the Opinion he 
has conceived, that I love you ; this is certainly the 
Cloak wherewith he covers his ill Temper; and to 
confirm bim, and the World in thefe Surmifes, to 
juftify his Proceedings, and to cut ou' my own De- 
ilruftion, yod would have us go away together? Ohf 
dear Brother, 'tis impoflible to be done ; I had better 
die here. How unjullly you deal with your fdf and 
me, Madam, reply'd he in a moQ. difconfolate Man- 
ner ; can any Body blame ^ou for breaking your 
Chains, for getting out of a Prifon, unto which you 
have been foundefervedly and unworthily confined f 
If you infill upon my not going along with you, I 
will come after you; and is there any Thing in this 
World more natural or more common, than to endea- 
vour to regain one's Liberty after it is loft ? My dear 
yulia^ if ever your Inclinations were for me; if my 
PafTion, if my Conftancy is able to touch your Heart; 
grant that to my earneft Prayers, and to my 7'ears, 
which perhaps you would refufe to your own Defircs. 
Urge me no more, Hypolitus^ faid fhe to him, I am 
reduced almoft to defpair, to fee my (elf neceflitated to 
refufe what you would have me to do : It feems to me, 
that if you loved me more you would be the foonerin* 
clined to agree with me in my Sentiments, and fliare 
my Pains with me. He continued lying at her Feet 
fighing without intermifiion, but returnM no Anfwer for 
fomeTime; at laft breaking Silence firft, * What then 
muft become of me, good God, cry 'd he? What muft 
I do, cruel Lady? I am not capable of convincing you ; 
you delight in your Troubles ; you rejeft a Remedy 
which will infallibly meet with the Approbation of all 
• tie World ; Is not this an Effedt of your Averfion to 
^ « me ? 



*^^?? <?J6i •«o/.»itiy dear HypoUtas^ fa id fhc with aincft 
^ 'ttnde*' IjOok, --ghnng vhim ber Hand; no, I^ hto^e 

* ^dt fh'c Icaft Avcrfion to you ; and I don't believe ydu 
♦*^ can think fo for above one Minute : I am Hill the fame 
"^^'Jvti'h who prefer'd your Repofe to her?y who would 

* not live, but for your Sake: but I am alfo the fame 
■* yaiia^ who loves Virtue and her Duty beyond you, 

* and beyond herlelf : Do you think me fo infenfible of 
^ my prefent Circumftances, as not moil paflionately to 

* wilh for my Liberty ? And do you think I am lefs 

* apprehend ve than yBu, of the Danger of your being 

* difcovered here? I forefee all the ill Confequences 
"« that would attend it, and the very Thoughts thereof 

* make me infinitely uneafy ; but I have an Expedient 
-'* to ofFer^ which, I hope, will put me in a Condition 

« to gratify you without Blame: Let us write to my 

* Father, and perfw^de him to come hither ; when I 
"*•* am once with him, I can then bid defiance to ill 

* Tongues. H\'politus reprefented to her, how long a 
Time this was likely to take up ; and that in the mean 
while they might be expofed to a thoufand finifter un- 

•^-forefeen Accidents; but to little purpofe : ihe peififted 
•immoveable in her Refolution ; but to obey her Com- 
mandsj and forward as much as lay in his Power, his 

-own Happinefs, he fen t their Letters to Z,^/7»^/^r, defir- 

' ing they might be difpatched to the Earl oilVartvkk ', 
full a writing concerning her Sufferings, and Hspolitus 
Jet him know, by what lucky Chance he had met with 

* her, when he lealt of all hoped for any fuch Thing. 
'In the mean while the Abbefs had taken Care to cau- 
tion Cardim, that it was of the utmoft Confequence, that 

'neither he, ncr his Scholar, ihould rake any of the fair 
Stranger's Letters, to fend them into her own Country : 
iCar^ini promifed upon his Word, he would accept of 

-none ; or if he did, he would deliver them into her owa 

^Hands. He told h-tr, he would b? anfwerable for Hya- 
r/>//^'s Fidelity, which fhe eafily believed; iiaving. al- 
ready conceived a very favourable Opinion of this Stran- 
ger, on Occafion ot his pic-afing Relation of the Prince 
of Ruffiai and fhe did not in the Jealt qocftion, but that 

he 



JE^r/^ Douglas: 169 

he would prove more obliging to her thzn to ya/ia. 
At the fame Time 'lis imp-jfliblc to reprefent to you the 
high Satisfadion of ihefe two Lovers; they iiwv one a- 
nother every Day, ihey pafs'd away their Time in this 
-<lelightful J^efert with more pleafure, than if they had 
lived in the moft fplendid Court of EtLro^Cy and had en- 
joy 'd all the Favours of the greatefl Monarch on E4irth. 
*Tis certain, that it is one of Love*s Secrets, to cu"e us 
of Ambition, and ofathoufand other Pallions, which 
tyrannize over thofe that are incapable of Tendernefs. 
Hypoliius related to her every Thing that had befallen 
him during her Abfenoej as fhe, on the other hand, 
told him all that had happened to her. They would fomc- 
times recall to their Minds, the firil beginning of their 
PaflioD, with the fecrct mutual Pleafures that attended 
it ; fometimes they would frame Projefts for the Time to 
Qomc, and endeavour to conceit Meafures about future 
Things, which depended on many Uncertainties ; fo that 
fix Months pafs'd away thus infenfibly, they thinking 
all this Time as fhort, as if they had fpent it in ths Pa- 
lace of Felicity. 

Cardini look eiFe£lual Care (as it had been ^reed be- 
t\L'i\t Hypolitus and him) not to worJc too fail, and the 
Abbefs took notice of it, fcecaufe ihe had agreed with 
him for the whole; nay, flie judged that the rnorc time 
he bellowed upon the Work, the bst;er it would be 
done. All this while Hypoiitus^s Servants remaining at 
Bourbon^ without feeing their Mailer, it was feared this 
might afford fome cauie of Sufpicion to thofe who love 
to dive into other People's Concerns; fbhe ordered them 
to go to NtverSy and no: to tell any Body that they be- 
longed to him. He received frequently Letters from the 
F.nrI oi Sujfex nx]d £ud/ia, unto whom he had commu- 
nicated his prefent Happinefi ; snd writ to the Earl of 
Dor^g/as, th<it it \vas the Phyficians .Advice, he ihould 
jTiake ufe of theWaters during both the Seafons.; fo he 
remained undiilurbed where he wa.% o.nd his Friends 
urged not his return from Bourbon. 

Among other Things, he received with all the Sa- 
tisfaclion imaginable ilxe News concerning the Earl of 

X Warzvitk 



T,70i H r H O.UJ%US, 

Warzoick, whofe coming was expefled every Day by all, 
his Friends and Relations, who were all overjoy'd to un- 
derftand that he was not flain, as had been reported, 
and that J^H'^ was his Daughter ; the Earl o^ Bedford 
was the only Man who appeared much difturbed thereat, 
being under a great Uncertainty what Courfe he had beft 
to, take; and HypvUtui'% Satisfaftion was foon difturbed 
with another Piece of News, which came much about 
the fame Time, for the Countefs of Douglas in her I^et- 
ter to him, told him, That if he intended to fee his Fa- 
ther alive, he muftcome quickly, he being fo ill, that 
Jlis Life was quite defpaired of. Upon this Occafion it 
was, that Nature and Reafon got the better of Love 
and Tendernefs. y^^li'' declared to him, it was her 
abfolute Will he fhould go where his Duty call'd him ; 
and back'd her Counfel with urgent Reafons, * Re- 
*' member, faid fhe to him, that this will prove a Means 

* to bring my Father hither along with you, at your 

* return ^ that you will reap the Fruits of this Journey, 

* and that 1 fhall have a considerable Share in it; and 
« upon that Account alfo, it is worth all your Care. 
Not that fhe was much concerned whether fhe had a 
great or fmall Eftate, every Thing of that Nature was 
indifferent to her ; for, provided fhe could but live with 
her Hypoiitusy Ihe had enough to fatisfy both her Love 
and Ambition; fhe thought all the refl not worth her 
Care and Wifhes ; but at the fame Time fhe knew he 
could not be fatisfy *d to fee her live in a Condition be- 
low herfelf, and that he would fland in need of Motives 
no lefs confiderable than thefe to get him away from St. 
^enouxi we might rather have faid, to fnatch him 
away : Good God ! what a deplorable Condition was he 
not reduced to ? what Pangs, what Anguifh did he not 
feel v/ithin his Soul, at this doleful parting with yu- 
lia i nay, what a miferable State were they both en- 
tangled in ? Such a one, in efFeft, as made them ready 
to expire. Whatever can be thought or faid, that is ten- 
der and paffionate, they told one another upon this Oc- 
cafion ; and when their Tongues failed, the Language 
ofth^irEyes, and their Sighs ferved for the true In- 
terpreters 



Earl of Douglas. ' \^X^ 

<erpreters of the Anxiety of their Hearts, and ofthat^* 
Grief which had penetrated to their very Souls, Gh f'^ 
how, upon fuch Occafions as this, we ftand in need of'* 
all our Virtue and Courage, to counter- ballance the ^ 
Frailties of our Heart and Mind ! However, fupported-^ 
by Hopes, they flatter'd themfelves to meet again be-^ 
fore it was lopg, and they had very good Reafon tgr^' 
hope it. ^ 

Ciirdini promifed Hyppfitui at parting, to take Care«*' 
Julia'^ Letters fiiould be difpatch'd fafely to him, and^^ 
his to Julla\ and he,to reward his Fidelity and encourage - 
him to continue fo for the future, made him a confide- '- 
rable Prefent. The Abbefs being told by CarJini^ that - 
Hyicinth was recaU'd by his Father into Italyy was very-''* 
forry thereat; but poor ^/^//^, notwithftanding fhe put * 
all poffible Violence upon herfelf to hide Part of her " 
Trouble, was not able to overcome it : He was no foon- 
er got out of Sight, but fhe fhut herfelf up in her Cham- 
ber, and threw herfelf upon the Bed, where fhe remain- 
ed like one at the laft Gafp ; at laft a Torrent of Tears 
feem'd to eafe her a little in her prefent Anguifh ; fhe 
pretended to be fick, the better to indulge her melan- 
choly Thoughts, and to avoid being feen : But in fome 
Time after, fhe began to afRift herfelf afrefli, beyond ' 
all mcafure, becaufe fhe had not heard the leaft News ' 
from Hypolitus. She writ to the Earl of 5'//^a*, to know 
whether he were come to Lonaoti, and whether her Fa- 
ther was arrived in England? He return'd her an An- 
fwer, intimating, that they were very uneafy at Lctidon^ 
at their not coming, having heard no Tidings of cither 
of them of late ; that my Lord Douglas being lately 
dead, Hypolitus^s Prefence vvas abfolutely necefiary there, 
to fettle the Affairs of his Family. Nothing being more 
natural, than to take Things as we are apt to conce)ve 
them to ourfelves, the unfortunate ^^^//Va would not be 
perfwaded, but that her Lover was loft at Sea : At their 
parting, fhe imagined that nothing could be able to en- 
creafe her Affliction ; but alas! She foon found to her -^ 
coft, that fhe was not come, as yet, to the Depth of ^ 
her Mifericsr; and that Ihe herfelf vvas too, too inge-^ 

I 2 niou^ 



173 H r P O L in u s, 

nious in caufing to herfelf new AjfRidions ; for it was 
not long» before flie faw herfelf en tajigled in more Trou- 
bles than ever. 

One Day my Lady Abbefs coming to fee her, hap- 
pened to . drop a Letter out of Carelefinefs, in her 
Chamber, which fhe had received that very Morning j 
Ihe was no fooner gone out of the Room, but Ifabella 
took it up, and gave it to Julia ; fhe foon knew it 
tOibe the Earl oi Bedford' % Hand, fhe opened it tremb- 
ling, and found in it thefe Words. 

. „ J am ohligedy for I'ery urgent ReafonSy to leave London 
immediately y in order to retnot'e Julia, and to put her 
into a Placey njuhere Jhe may be more fecure and prinjate 
than ivithjou. I ha-z'e got Notice that her Father nvi/I 
jom he at London, and that he has got Intelligence 
of her hei}^g at St. Menoux. Honvever, Madam, IJhall 
ke?p the Obligations I oive you, in conjiant Remembrance ; 
and be ready to return them^ as I ought to do. 1 am^ 
Madam, nvith fill pojjible Refpe£I and ^cknorwledgmenti at 
your Devotion. 

The fair Julia was quite diftra£led with Thoughts, 
at the Sight of this Letter; however, after having pau- 
led upon it for fome Time, fhe judged fhe ought not to 
fiay any longer in a Place where fhe was likely to be 
expofed afrelh to the violent Treatment of her Husband. 
Purfuant to this Refolution, fhe defired Cardini^ by Jfa- 
belltty to come into her Chamber, under fome Pre- 
tence or other, which he did ; fhe dcfired him to go 
to MoulinSf to fell fome of her Jewels, to bu> with fome 
of the Money, a Coach and Horfes , charging him to 
keep the Bufmefs fecret, and to bring her an ordinary 
Habit, the better to difguife herfelf in her Flight, and 
fome Saddle-horfes, wnerewiih fhe intended, in the 
Night-time, to go to Moulins. The chief Difficulty 
was, how to get out ; but her Chamber looking into 
the Garden, it was agreed, fhe was to defcend out 
of the Window, by the Help of a Ladder made with 
Cords, which Cardini promised to procure her; and 
^s good Fortune would have it, Parx of the Wall of 
i^- the 



W'!Earl of Douglas; i^\ 

the Garden being, a few Days before, tumbled dovvn» 
they did not qoeilion but fhe might eafily get out tH^I 
Way. ' .';' ^ 

Every Thing Aicceeded without much Difficulty, jufl 
as they had laid the Defign betwixt them i for Cardiiti 
having full Liberty to go in and cjme out of the Abbey> 
as he pleafed, be difcharged his Truft with the utmolt 
Zealand Fidelity, and fafely ccndu£l'-*d her in the Night, 
with Ifabella, to Moulins. Julia made no ftay there, 
Hie prefented the Pifture-drawer with a rich Jewel, and 
enjoy nM him to go t) London, to tell the Earl o^ ff^ar*- 
tvick and HypoHtus what had obliged her to make her 
Efcape with fo much Precipitation ; that flie was going 
to Florence to her Sifter Lucilta^ where Ibe defired they 
fhould let her hear from them. She did not think fit 
to commit all thefe Things to a Letter, for fear it fhould 
be loft, or that by fome Mifchance or other, it might 
fall into my Lord Bed/onT^ Hands ; for Ihe fufpefted he 
had intercepted fome of her or Hypolitus's Letters ; and 
that this had occafioned the Rumour of her being at 
St. Menoux. 

Whilrt ihe was making the beftof her Way towards 
Italy^ (he took all poftible Precautions to remain inco^ 
hito, and to avoid the Sight of all fuch as, prompted 
by their Curiofity, might be inquiiitive a'ter her Perfon ; 
(for being fo extreamly beautiful, (he ufed to meet 
with as many Adorers as (he met with Perfons that 
faw her) but Cardlni having conduced her fome Part 
of the Way beyond M(?w//;/j, return'd ftrait to St. /l/t'- 
r?oa.v,leaft he (hculd befufpedled of having had a Hand in 
y^AVs Efcape. He went to his ordinary Employment, 
expefting every Moment to hear what Noiie this un- 
expefted Accident would make in the Abbey. It was 
already pretty late in the Morning, when one of the re- 
ligious Ladies belonging to this Abbey, came to tell 
the Abbeff, that the Door of Julias Apartment was 
not opened yet ; that (he had calTd feveral Times Ifa- 
bella.^ but that neither tie Miftrtfs, nor the Woman, 
had return'd any Anfwer to her ; and that (he was 
afraid there was fomething more than ordinary in the 
Matter. The Abbefs, not a little furprizcd and di- 

r 5 l^.urbed 



b.74 HT P O LIT U S, 

"-fturbcd at what (he heard, immediately ordered the 
TD6cr CO be broke open ; but coming into Julia' t Cham- 
ber, and Ending (he had made her efcape out of the 
Window, fhe was almoft diflradled what to do ; fhe 
'fcrt fome in quell after Julia, ordering them to take 
the Road to P/?m, net queflioning but that this was 
' the Place ihe would have recourfe to ; fhe knew r.6t 
whom to charge with being acceflbty to her Flight, 
till at lall thinking it could be no Body but the Pic- 
,tu re-drawer, ihe had him feiz'd j they fearch'd him, 
-and put him into a Dungeon,' but all in vam, they 
could not make him tell one Word that might tend to 
the Prejudice of Julia. The Earl of Bedford is expeSIed 
here e'very Day, faid the Lady Abbefs to her Confidents, 
'he nvill ask me^ nvhat- is heco?ne of ''his Lady? What 
muji I tell him ? Houo fivill he exclaim againji my Neg' 
' le^ ? And not ijoithout Reafon, Jtnce Iha've betn-fo care- 
'lefs in keeping *what he cvmmifted 1o n,y care. She \ifas 
thus tormenting herfelf, Nvhen one of her Coftfidents 
'put her in the Head of an Expedient, which would, 
ct leaft, put a flop to the Earl's coming, and fecure 
her agaihil his Reproaches for Tome Time. Ifyouivill 
follo'VJ my Jdvice, Madam, faid (he to her, / tuould 
ha<ve you 'vjrite to him immediately, thai Juha. heing feiziSi 
ivi'th a moft 'Violent Dijiempey, - dfd iviihin- a fe-tv D.iys 
afier \ that yoiC Hot only took all' po£7ble caj-e of hfr /';/ her 
lllnefs, but alfopiovididfr'her Funeral Obfequies 'ac- 
cording to ler ^ality ; that fhe had given all her Jc'ivds 
to her^ju liiing-Woman, and that therefore you had nothing 
you could find to him, of nvhat fhe hod brought along 
tvith her to the Abb e^. ^rhis Coritnvance was very \vell 
reliih'd by the Abbefs, who 'refleiled not much upon 
the Cinfequences thereof; ihe being a VVoman of very 
good Quality, but Miftrefs of no great Share of Senie, 
being ruled, in molt Things, by this ycung religious 
Wom^n. -^It^o gave her this Advice. So ihe writ a 
Letter, th'e Subilance whereof was according to what 
they had agreed upon ; but poor Cardini was never the 
better for it ; they kept him a great while fo ciofe a 
■ Piffoner, that he had not the leall Opportunity either of 
juftifying hinifelf, or of writing to -any Body, 'to -let 

them 



f 



Earl of D o u G L A U • >75 

them know what a Condition he was in. yu/ia had 
the good Fortune to getto F/orencey without any fmifkr 
Accident, but judging it abfoluteiy requifjte, not to go 
to LuciUa\ Houfe, before fhe had feen her, and taken 
fuch Meafures with her, as they fliould think molt 
fuitable to her prefent Circumftances, fhe fent a Let- 
'ter to her by Ifabella. 'Tis impoflible to exprefs the 
Satisfaftion of Luciliat when Ihe underilood that her 
Sifter v/as fo near her j (he had not, Patience to (lay one 
Moment, but immediately went to fee her : They 
embraced one another a thoufand Times, they told 
cne another every Thing that can be faid or thought 
the moft tender and obliging j and at lail agreed, Julia 
(hould go for a young Widow, and a Kinfwoman of 
luci/ia's, who was to (lay with her fome Time j flie 
was to go by the Name of Hmvard, which being one 
of the belt and moft numerous Families in Englandf it 
would be a hard Muter to find her out by that Name. 
She got a mourning V>rcUf fuch as Widows wear im- 
mediately after their Husband's Deceafe* and (he midc 
the Excefs of her Love, a Pretence for her Journey into 
Italy t not being able to flay in a Place where fhe had 
loft what was fo dear to her. 

But what was the oddeit Chance of all in i\h A J- 
venture, was, that at the fame Time (lie was in Mourn- 
ing for her pretended deceafed Husband, .he wore his 
mourning Apparel for her. The Abbefs of St. Me- 
nouxh Letter came t?ime enough to my Lord Bedfor^^ 
Hands to ftop his Journey for that 'J'lme : He was at 
firft much concerned at the Lofs of a Wife, whom once 
he loved fo pa(riOnately ; but her A b fence for fome 
Time, the Caufs of Complaint he thought he had 
againlt her, and his inconftant Temper, focn made him 
forget Julia. Her Death was Icon known all oxer 
London ; the Countefs o^ Douglas ^ and the Earl q{ Sujftx^ 
were moft fenfibly afHi(^ed thereat ; and the Earl oUVar- 
<u.-ick, who came into England not long after they re- 
ceived this frtd News, was no lefs grieved thereat, than 
W he had b.-cn fu'ly acquainted with all his Daugh.e s 
Merits, Virtues and Beauty. Am I not to he pityd, 
'Would he fay to his Friends, after fa hng^ afid rigorous a 

1 4 CapH^'ity^ 



' Vtrp^Ity, ihahje leen forced to undergo, after Jo fbng 
'^h Ah fe rice f rem my natit'e Couniryy to return thither on 
Piirpofe,, as it 'were, to be ivfcimd of my Dattghter'% 
J)ecith ; the only cne I had in the World y of rviom I ha've 
heoi'd fo mitch fpoken to her Advantage, n.vhom I loved fo 
tenderly, both for her hlcther''s and her on.vn fake, ivhom 
I had -proniifcd as a Reward to that *ver)' Perfon, 1 o%ce 
the highejl Obligations to in the World, and nx;ho is ready 
to die for Grief on Account of the ill%eatment fhe rt- 
csi'ves at her Husband's Hands. 

-"•:'^ The Earl cf Bedford fent to dcfire him to let him 
Rave the Honour of paying him a Vifit, but he wolIcI 
not admit of it, becaufe he retained a very violent Re- 
fentment againll a Perfon whom he look'd upon as the 
Author of his Daughters Misfortune. Thus AJatters^ 
went in London wlien Hypolitus arrived there, being 
ftop'd by the Way by an unfortunate Accident : For 
riding Poll from Paris to Calais, he fell with his Horfe, 
and- endeavouring to difengage himfelf out of the Stir- 
rop, put his Foot out of joynt, which proving extreamly 
painful, he had much ado to get, by the Aflillance of 
his Valet de Chatnbrey (becaufe he had fent his other 
Servants by another Way for England) into the neigh- 
bouring ViHage to have it f ut into its right Place again; 
but the Country Surgeon, proving an ignorant Fellouv 
mnce it rather worfe than better ; and the Violence of 
the Pain throwing him into a molt violent Fever, he 
was forced to tarry two Monthf, before he could conti- 
nue his Jou ney. 

■■^ Ail this while he did not think it expedient to write 
X'&yuliay for fear of afford. ng her frefli Matter of Grief,, 
tho' what he did for her Repofe, ferved only to increale 
her Inquietudes f his Silence almoll reduced her to Def. 
pair; but alas; it was now his Turn to pay dearly for 
tvnat he had made her fuftcron that Account; for he no- 
feoner came to London, but was inform 'd, at the fame 
'^J'ime, both cf his Father's and his Millreis's Death. 
Ke could net, in the lealt,. call in QueiUon the Lofs of 
hiis Julia \ my Lady Douglas had got the Abbefs of St. 
I^Jenouxh LeJt.T, which fne fent to her Son, in hopes 
this might -cure -him ©fa PafUon,. which hitherto lad 
•' ■ -i tajfed 



Earl: of Dou6r^A§,^ 177 

caufed all the Misfortunes of his Lift, at the Expcnc.; pf 
all his Tranquilli:y, and prevented him f^om making 
his Fortune in the V/jiid. ^.-^^^ \i - \y:-.\'\ 

Hypolitus had been long enough at St. MenotiXy to 
be well acquainted with the Abbeib's Hand writirg; fo 
that at the Sight thereof, he could not dcubtany lo.iger 
of the Death of his Aliilrefs, and confequently extip- 
guifli'd that very Spark of Hopes that remain'd. hitherto 
in his Heart. Where (V-a'l I fearch for Words capable 
to leprefent you the Deipair the moll amorous and moll 
faithful of all Lovers was reduced to? All that had been 
faid hitherto concerning a thoufand Accidents of his Life, 
and his fucceeding Pains and Grief ; the Marriage, the 
carrying away, the Abfence of JtiUa ; all thefe, I iay, 
bore not the leail Comparifon to what he felt at this 
moA deploriible Conjundure ; he would fee no Hody, 
nor fpeak to any Body, but to the Earl o^ Warwick, 
and the Earl of Sujfex, and they were forced to have 
Kccourfe to my Lady t>ouglas\ Alfillance ; who by her 
Authority, and moll prefllng Inllance?, prevail'^l upon 
him to take fome iSfourifliment ; he was fo far from 
taking any Reft, that he fcarce ever would go to bed, 
and on a Sudden k\\ into fuch a Languifliment, that 
every Body thought he would never have overcome it. 

One Day he communicated to the Earl of SuJJex 
his Refolutionof fightirg the MixXo^BeJfordi this being 
the only Thing which feem'd both to fupport his Cou- 
rage and his Life. He defired him to go to the Earl of 
Bedfcrdy and to engage him to appoint a certain Time 
and Place where they might be at Liberty once more 
to meafure their Swords, and to put an ilnd to a Quar- 
rel which could not be decided but with the Lofs of the 
Life of one of the two. The Earl did all he could fo 
put Hvpolifus in Mind, that he oig'u not to hazard 
his Perfon thus, at a Time when he was fcarce in a 
Condition to ftand upright; he told him again, he was 
fufficiently fenfible what he was capable of doing, an4 
that Deipair would furnifli him with as much Strength 
as he fhould have Occafion for ; that let Things come 
to the worft, he could but fall in the Combat, and 
that chat was not the Thing that would frighten him> 

i I ana 



*^U8, H r P L ITU S, 

and he urged the Matter fb home, and wiih fo much 
JEarnellners lo the Earl of SuJ/ex, that leeing no Means 
f.tp refufe any longer his Requeft, he went to the EaVl 
. of BcJ/ord's : When he faw him, he found him under 
.no fmall Irrefolution, what Anfwer he had bell to give 
him. It was not very long fince he was well cured 61' 
his Wounds Hypolitus gave him at Calais ; he had made 
trial of his Courage, and knew what violent Motives 
•induced him to challenge him. He told the Earl, th^t 
|heir Majeflies had forbid all Manner of Duels, that 
-v'ihe was ready to give him any Satisfaftion ; but that 
to make the Thing appear in the Eyes of the World 
lilte an accidental Quarrel, he would decide their Quar- 
rel the firft Time Hypolitus and he fhould meet. 

No fooner was the Earl of Sujjfex gone to carry his 

Anfwer to Hypolitus^ bat the Earl o( Bedford goi every 

.i^'^hing in Readinefs, and left £/7^/<7;:^ under Pretence, 

that he had a Mind to go abroad to travel. Hypolitus 

did all he could to find him out, but found too late, 

t'jat hewas gone, to his infinite Diffatisfaf^ion, becaule 

he had flattered himfelf wiih fiopes of facrifcing him 

to the Memory of his adorable Julia. After this Dif- 

appointment, feeing himfelf in a Place, where every 

Thing feem'd to confpire to revive in him his deadly 

-Grief, by recalling to his Mind the Remembrance of 

'his fo dearly beloved Miflreff, he refolved to leave 

Englandy and to carry his Fortunes along with him to 

fome Place or other, where he hoped he might put an 

End to them by a glorious Death. 

The Earl ci' IVarivick feeing him abfolutely refolved 
_ to leave his native Country, ofFer'd to take him along 
with him to Malta, whither he intended to go along 
with the Grand Con/er'vator of Montjerrat, who was 
not long before come into England; and who at the 
Interceifion of Cardinal Pool, had obtained from her 
Majefty the Reftitution of all the Revenues belonging to 
'the Maltefe Knights. Hypolitus was very glad to 
accept of this Opportunity of f gnalizing himfelf, and 
to run the fame Fortune with a Man, whom he Icvcd 
like his Father, and honoured with a moll peculiar El- 
teem for his great Qualifications. 

The 



Ear i of Dou^LA|i^ -yVlO 

The Earl of ^u'Tcx was a!f:) inclined lo make this 
Campaign with them, having fome particular Reafons 

■.to keep for fame Time at a Diilance from Coort, be- 
.;c ufe the Queen would not heaik n to his Petition, and 

.of fcveral other Loids, who earneilly follicited, that the 
Countcfs of AV/^<2v//>/<7/? might b^ received again into 

•Favour ; but the Queen continued to fiiew her Hatred 
to ths very Memory of her unfortunate Spoufe, in the 
Perlbn of this fair Widow ; ani being not ignorant that 
the Earl of Sitjex loved her moll infinitely, and was 
very defirous . to -rmarry her, (he made it her Bufinefs 
to crofs this Match ; and tolJ the Earl, ftie Ihould be 
very well pleafed to fee him marry'd to the Daughttr qi 
the Vifcount Montague, wiiom (he h id fent her Am- 
bciilador along with the Bilhop of EU to Rome. This 
Lord being upon his Departure, had recommended his 

.Daughter to the Queen, defiring llie would fee her 
well marryM j and the Queen, who had a great Kind- 
nefs for her, and knew both the Merits, Birch and Ef- 
tite of the Earl of .S/^'a;, thought Ihe could not beftow 
hrr bctrcr than there ; but he refolving net to facrifice 
his Pailion to his Forume, chofe rather to abfent him- 
felf for fome Time, till the Queen might alter hci Sen- 
timents, being very well pica ed to take thisOpportu- 
ni:}- to enter into a llrictcr Tye of Friendfhip with hiin 
who was his intimate Friend before, and either to ac- 
fju ire Glory, or die together i fo they prepared every 
'Fning for th?ir Voyage. 

Hyfolitns v^diS unuilJing the Countefs cf Douglas 
fhouid know any Thing of his intended Voyage, being 
fenfiblc, that the Ttndernefs of a Mother, would n9C 
very well agree with fuch a D-l^gn ; and that it might 
prove the Occafion of new Vexation to him, not to 
comply with her Defires ; fo he kept every Thing pri- 
vate, which he might tafily do, having his whole Ef- 
tate in lis own Hands. He left Etigland'm Company 
of the Earl o'i War^':ick, .^nd the Earl of 5//^j:, wit-hout 
letting any Body know whither they, intended to' go, 
and H)pol/tus was reduced to fo.Iangaifhing and unfor- 
tunate a State, that wherever he went, he expelled no- 
thing clfe bat to lead a moll deplorable Life. -"Upoa 

16 ^their 



l§<5 HTPOLI'rV'S, 

their arrival at Malta, they found Things in no (mall 
Confu'icn there, becaufe by a late moH dreadful Tempeli, 
fome Galleys, befides feveral other Ships, were caft away 
in the Harbour : An Accident which would have moved 
the greateft Stranger to Compaffion, confidering the 
great Number of Knights, of other Perfons of Note, and 
of Slaves that loft their Lives upon this Occafion ; how- 
ever a good Number oi Maltefe y whom they call Bon- 
nc'voglies, becaufe they fcrve for very flendcr Pay at the 
Oars, offered their Service upon this necefTitous Occafion, 
long after Francis of Lorainy Grand Prior of Malta 
came thither with two moft magnificent Gallies, curi- 
ouily painted and gilt. This Prince made an Appearance, 
in all Refpefts, fuitable to his iliuftrious Extrac1:ion ; he 
was (as indeed all the rell of the Hcufe of Lorain are) 
very liberal, extreamly handfom, gallant, brave and 
magnificent. General Falette, upon his Arrival there, 
refignM his Command to this Prince; and the Earls of- 
Warnvick and SuJ/ex, and HypoHtus meeting with a very 
friendly Reception from the Great Mailer, he prefented 
them to the Prince of Lorain, unto whom they offered 
their Services, and were received by him aboard the 
Capitana^ or Admiral Galley, with all the Marks of 
Diftinftion they could exped from their Merits, and the 
Goodnefs of fo difcerning a Prince. He had three Gal- 
lies, befides his own, under his Command ; they fail'd 
to the Coaft of Barbary^ in Queft of Dragut Rais j but 
they met and took a Brigantine of Tripoli^ commanded 
by one A[fan Bahy, who informed them, that Dragut 
Jiais did not intend to put to Sea this Year, becaufe he 
was bulled in the Siege oi Tripoli. Upon this News they 
faw them felves obliged to alter their Courfe, and to feek 
for further Opportunities of fignalizing themfelves elfc- 
whsre, which they did accordingly ; and thefe three 
brave EngUJh Lords fhew'd fo much Courage and Con- 
dud in all their A(^ions, that the Prince being extreamly 
taken with tl^eir Perfons, beftow'd upon them fuch Em- 
ployments as were worthy their Acceptance, and in 
which ih^y met with frequent Opportunities of expoiing 
their Perfons J which they did upon all Occafions that 
o0i;F*d» cfpecially HypoHtus, who at ali Times was the 
'•-; ' foremoil. 



I 



Earl of Doubt AS. ' i3r 

Foremofl, if any dangerous Attempt was to be made ; h\t^ 
whilll they are endeavouring to facrificc their l»iyfs,J^ 
us fee how Matters went in other Places. .' . ; r ,.;. „^ 

'I'he Abbefs of St. Minoux^ perceiving by the Earl ot 
Bedford's Anfwer to her Jail Lecter, that he adually be^ 
lieved liis Lady to be dead, and had laid afide his J juf-* 
ney into Francey thought beft not to keep the Pi(iture- 
drawer any longer in Prifon, his Impiifonment being 
foflr from having made him to confefs any Thing relat- 
ing to Julia's Efcape, that they found him every Day 
more and more obllinate. His Refolution proved the 
Occafion of his Liberty ; and he had no fooner obtained^ 
il, but remembring his Promife made to Juliay to go,* 
into England, he undertook that Journey without Delay. 
Coming to Lofidon, he made Enquiry after Hypoliiust and 
the Earls of IVarnjoUk and Sujfex\ but was told, they^ 
had not appeared at Court for fome Time palt ; and. > 
notwithftanding all his Endeavours to find them out, he 
could not fo much as learn where they were. He then 
enquired after the Earl cA Bedford', and was informed 
that fince Julia's Death, he led a very retired Life. 
Car dint was mofl fenfibly afHiifted at the Death of fo 
handfome and generous a Lady ; he imagined no ether- 
wife, than that ftie died in her Way to Italyy over- 
whelmed with Grief, and overburthened with the Fa- 
tigues of fc long a Journey ; fo that finding he could do 
no further Service at London, he went back to Paris^.-^ 
Poor Juliay at the fame Time, lingred in Expeftationv' 
of fome Letters, with the utmoft Impatience, withou; * 
the leaft Probability of receiving any ; becaufe all thofe 
from whom Ihe might expedl them with any Probabili- 
ty, thought her to be before that Time in the other. /, 
World, and never thought of her, except when they •- 
bewailed her Death. 

She lived with her dear Luciliay and pafTed for a 
young handfome Widow, who had refolved to lead a 
retired Life, without much Converfation in the World ; 
and to fpeak the Truth, had it been in her own Choice, 
fhe would never have ftirred out of her Room, and con- 
verfed with no Body but Lucilia, The Inquietudes fhe.; 
laboured under, as well for her father, as for her dear 

Hypolitus, 



1^22 H TP O'LirU S, 

I'i^ypolitus^ piodaced in her Eyes a certain Languish- 

/^Hnjent, which encreaied her Charms. Ma^ar/t, faid the 

.-;,Senator j^lbini to her, nui/l you be aizvays he<v}ailin'f the 

'\£)ead? Arid at ike fame T^ime ^vill you Jfjcfiv no Com- 

-fajfion for thofe ytu make to die for you ? He feconded 

thefe Words, with To paflionate an Air and Lcok, that 

• fhe fixed her Eyes on the Ground to avoid the Sight of 

•him. My Lordy faid fhe in a very melancholy Tone, 

/ <vcijh you ^u.'vuld leave me to the Eajoymtnt of my 7roU' 

blesy for I take a Sort of Plea fur e in aMiBirig msflf: 

And in Eft'eft, the Senator's amorcus Addreffes furnifhed 

her with frefli Matter of Vexation. 

He was not fo far advanced in Age, as not to be ca- 
pable of an amoioas PafTion; he had been a vtry hand- 
.^ifome and galiant Gentleman j he was a Man refclute 
and pofitive in his Opinion, and had more than once 
been inclined to marry again, but that loving his Son 
; dearly, and knowing he could not doit, without is 
rp^oving prejudicial to him, that Gonlideration had made 
him not purfue that Defign ; but Julia appeared to his 
Eyes fo handfome, a Lady of fo much Senfa and Dif- 
creticn, that from the firil Minute he faw her, he fell 
Tnoll paffionaiely in Love with her. His Ac^drcfles were 
extremely trcublefome to her, which made her fome- 
times take a Refolution to treat him fo fcurvily,.as to 
cure his Eagernefs of naking his Addreffes tJ her : Fc. r 
this Purpofe, ihe would Sometimes ridicule thofe of an 
advanced Age, who ^fead Vanity enough to ipiagine 
themfelves fufficiently capable of making a young Wo- 
man fall in Love with them : * What can they pretend 
■ * to, faid Jhe^ but either to meet with a Refufal from 

* a Woman of Honour, or to be jilted by thofe who 
*' are of a contrary Stamp ? For my Pa-t I muft own, 

* that were I capable of receiving an amorous Impreffion, 

* there muil be foraething of Surpriie in the Cafe, my 
'Eyes mull be dazled, my Fancy muft: be enchanted to 

* fuch a Degree, that my Heart muft be mutinous a- 

* gainll myfelf j and tliat before I could have Leifu.e 

* fufH"cient to refiedl ferioufly upon the Matter : Thefe 

* are Things which do not belong to thefe that are in 

* their Decay, and the impreflioRS they ^ive, are too 

* weak 



;jn-j 



Ear} of Douglas: 183 

weak to turn to any confiderable Account to them: 
'Tis therefore my Opinion, they cannot expcdt, with 
Reafon, to be beloved, unleis it be after a long Ac- 
quaintance, and a perfeifl Knowledge of their Merits : 
And, after all, I cannot conceive how People fhould 
in cool Blood expofe themfelves to the greateil 'of 
Dangers for iiich a like Love to be. If we will but 
never fo little give Ear to Reafon, wh^t monftious 
Things does not fhe fet before our Eyes r So that it is 
a Kind of Chimera for a Man who is pafl: his youth- 
ful Days, to think himfelf capable of railing a Paf- 
fion in a Woman, who is fcarce well arriveJ to an 
Age of Maturity; but what is much more infupportable, 
is when an old Woman pretends to infpire Love-Paf- 
fion into a young Man ; Ihe then goes beyond her own 
Element ; Love, which is a wanton Child, loves 
Pleafures and Enjoyments, and a Woman mufl ba 
Miftrefs of a great Share of a pleafing and engaging 
Wit, who, without making herfelf ridiculous, can pre- 
tend, in an advanced Age, to attain to the true Cha- 
rafter of Love. An old Woman who laughs heartily 
in Hopes to render her Converfation more pleafingand 
agreeable, fliews moll: commonly a Set of Tetth e- 
nough to frighten any Body ; nay, fometimes fhe has 
none at all to lliew : and it happens fometimes with a 
doating old Lover, that by a Alifchance his Peruke 
drops olf, he fliews his bald Scull, and fo loofes all the 
Advantage he had got before by his fair and long Wig. 
The Senator hearker>cd to her Difcourfe with the ut- 
moft Impatience : * You have fuch an Averfion, /aid he 

* to her, for every Thing that has not as much Youth 

* and Beauty as yourfelf, that it is vtry probable you 

* will never be in Love. Oh ! How is it poflible for a 

* Man to hope to pleafe you upon fuch hard Terms, ef- 

* peciaily in Reference to Beauty? Bu-, Madam, will 

* you give me Leave to tell you, thefe unhappy Men, 

* in v/hofe Cafe you make yourfelf both a Party and a 

* Judge, knowing how to make their Choice with the 

* moll Difcretion, are confequently more refpe<ftful, more 

* conftan^, more difcreet, and more devoted to that Ob- 

* jea they love } Afcer having felt the Effefts of a thou- 

fand 



i8|r H r P O L 1 TU'^, 

* "fand trifling Engagements, . they found unworthy 40 

* chaH^nge a Place in their H^rts, they at this Age 

* make thdr Choice for good and all. What Satisfa<5lu>n 

* is there in loving and being beloved, if the Flame -is 

* of no longer Continuance than your Wild-fires or AJe- 

* teprs, which make a great Shew, but never hokl, 

* and are no fooner feen, but loft again. Thus they 
entertained one another ; and in Spite of Julia s harfli 
Exprefiions (without, however, applying them to him 
in particular) in Spite of his Defpair, caufcd by her In- 
differency, and his fecret Refentment, it was not in his 
Power to pull out of his Heart that fatal Dart that had 
wounded him. 

Jiiliay at firft, forefaw not all the Danger that was 
likely to attend it, and when fhe perceived ir, and 
would fain have ftcped the Progrefs of aPaflicn fhe had 
given Birth to, fhe found it was too late, and it was 
not till then fhe began to be fenfible of all the Danger- 
fhe was likely to be expofed to ; for the Senator, quit^ 
tranfported with his violent Paffion, declared to her,^ 
that unlefs fhe would confent to marry him, he was re- 
folved and muft die: She did all that lay in her Power, 
to reprefent to him the Prejudice fuch a Marriage would 
do to Leander ; what Reafons fhe had to refufe a Match, 
which muft prove ruinous to her Kinfwoman, and the 
beft Friend fhe had ; and that ihe was fully refblved not 
to change her Condition as long as fhe lived. All what- 
ever fhe could fay, ferved only to afflicl, but not to con- 
vince him. He told her at laft, fhe might do as fhe 
pleafed, but that he was refolved to difmherit his Son ; 
becaufe it was the Confideration of his Intereft, that 
proved the Obftacle of his Happinefs ; he back'd his 
Words with fuch heavy Threats, and fuch other Ex-" 
iravagancies, as fufficieutly fhewed, that his Paflion 
was arrived to the highcft Pitch, and that being unabJe 
to keep himfelf within his due Bounds, Julia ought lo 
fear every Thing at his Hands. 

He was no fooner gone, but fhe went into Luciiias 
Chamber, her fair Cheeks bathed all over with Tears: 
' Oh I dear Sifter, /aid Jhe to ber^ you are not ac- 
fi ^quainted with all my Misfortunes y et. Your Fathex- 
'^Vi'.;^4 * in* 



Earllf Do u G t as.-" iS;;^ 

* in-law puts me To clofe to it» that I am ready. to rup 

* diftrafted at it. You know you and I ufed now an4 

* then to laugh at his Paflion ; but, alas ! 'tis no jed- 

* ing Mattf r, he has conceive J a Pafiion, which, I fea^, 

* will oblige me to leave ycu. Ke would have me 

* marry hijn ; nay, he pofitively fays, he will ; and 

* fpeaks of it to me, with as much Boldnefs as a Ty- 

* rant would to his Slave. He knows what Authority , 

* he has here, and I am afraid, I ihall be cbliged to 

* go from hence, rather than put his violent 1 emper 

* to a further 7>yal. Now judge of my Trouble i I 

* liave had not the leaft News neither from my Fa- 

* ther, nor from Hypolitus, thefe fourteen Months, 
♦'ftnce I have fneltered myfelf here with you; all that 

* I have been able to learn hitherto, amounts only tJ 
** this, that neither my Father, nor your Brother ai'e 

* til London : But, Great God! where can they be f 
•^ J« it poflible, that after what Intelligence I Tent them 

* from Sc. Menoux by Cardlnit I fhould be abandoned 

* by both of them at once ? What ought I not to fear 

* for them ? What ought I not to fear from my Hus- 

* band ? And what ought I not to fear at prefent from 

* the Senator ?' At thefe Words ihe found herfelf fo far 
opprefled with Grief, that (he was forced lo ftop, 

* Don't, my it^r Julia, /aid Lucilia to her^ don't give 

* way to your AfRi^ions, beyond what you ought to do ; 

* your Misfortunes are, Thanks to Heaven, net pad 

* all Remedy; I am fatisfy'd it was for weighty Rea* 

* fons, and fuch as we are not able to conceive yet, 

* that the Earl of JFarnvick, and my Brother left Lon- 

* don. My Mother, who is unacquainted, perliapr;, 

* with the whole Matter as yet, will, dcubtlefs, find it 

* our, and give us Advice of it before long : Nay, I 

* dare almcft be confident, they will come hither to 

* confummate your Delivtr.mce. As to what concerns 

* year Spoufe, you need not ftand in Fear of him, as 

* long as you are with me ; and for him who is fo im» 

* poriunate to be your Husband, he niull be acquaint- 

* ed wi.h what invincible OLftades lie in the Way, by 

* that Means you will put a Stop to the Career of his 
*• Paifion. You ar^ under -a Miilakea:.§ilkr,. /aid iMji?,- 

inter' 



^^Si5 H r p o L I r tf'S, 

^^^ inten'uptihg her, the Senator will certainly give hist 
' the kart Credit to what we can fay upon that Head } 

* every Thing that comes from us, will be fufpededby 
'* him of Fallhood, and be lookM upon as a cunniag 

* Contrivance of ours, to difappoint him in hia De- 

* fign ; fo that I am fure, that the revealing of this Se- 

* crer, which perhaps might prove a Means to be dii*- 

* covered to the Earl q>{ Bedford y would prove of no 
" * Eifeft in Refpeft of your Father-in-law. The belt 

* 'Way to avoid his Importunities, feems to me to be, 
' to feek for Shelter for fome Time in a Nunnery, aod 

* that with fo much Privacy, that he may not know 

* whithei I am gone.' 

This Expedient feemlng the bell and cafiefl; to Luci' 
hay they went immediately to a Nunnery, where ihc 
had a great Intereft ; but the amorous Senator, who 
dreaded the Lofs of his Miftrefs, and who guefled by 
what fhe had told him, that Ihe might cafily take fuch 
Mcafures as were not agreeable to his Intentions, filled 
not to keep a watchful Eye over all her Anions, and 
thofe of Lucilia, and for that Purpofe, had, by Prefenps, 
gained one of her Waiting- women, v/hom fhe not jn 
the leaft miflrufted, fo that he had immediate Notice 
given him of Julia & Defign to retire within a few Days 
to a Nunnery. 

He thought he fiiould have been (Iruck Dead upon 
the Spot'at this Piece of News; he was convinced, by 
the Refolution ftie had taken, that (lie had a great Aver- 
' fion to him, and endeavoured with all his might, to yan- 
quifh a Pafllon which muH needs put him to unfpeak- 
able Torments ; but in vain did he call his Reafon, his 
Courage, nay, even his Refentment to his Aid; they 
flood him in no Stead, againft the tyrannick Power, oi' 
the moil cruel and moft violent Paffion that ever wa& 
known: The very Thoughts oflofmg Julia, rekindled 
thofe Flames he intended to extinguilh, and rekindled 
them with lb much Violence, that he relblved to have 
recourfe to all the mofl violent Remedies, lince neither 
his Conftancy, nor his fubmiffive Addieffes, had b«en 
able t-og,ain any Thing upon her to his Advantage; 

and 



Etfrl^of Douglas. 187 

^and his Eagernefs foon furnifh'd him with Means to put 
it in Execution. 

Julia\ Lodging Room being below Stairs, look'd 
into the Garden, and had a double Glafs-Door, facing 
the middle Walk ; Ijabclla ufed to lie in a large Clofec 
within her Room, but was then abfent, beingdetain'd, 
on purpofe, by the fame Woman of Z«r///Vs, who be- 
tray'd all their Secrets ; for Ifabella knowing her Lady 
loved not to go to Bed, till it was ytiy late, was not {o 
forward to be with her at that Time. The Door that 
look'd into the Garden being fet open on purpofe to let 
in the frefh and cool Air, Julia fat down to write ify 
her Hypoiitus ; for though Ihe knew not whither to fend 
if, (he fcarce ever mifsM a Day without writing one for 
him, intending to fend them all in one Packet, fo foqn 
as flic fliould know how to direft to him. She was writ- 
ing the following Words. 

/!t thff/e fihnt Hours, nvhen all the World feeks for Rsjf, 

I break mine, my dear Hypoiitus, to eafe my /elf in tel- 
ling y9u my Pains, /^las ! tbey are excej/lnje, and touch 
me to the Heart. I cannot learn the liajl Nenxss of you ; 
/ kno-vj not lAjhat is become ofjm ; and, tho' I can't think 
your Heart capable of Inconjiancy, I am/enjihle the ajju- 
rances thou ha/} gi-ven me of thy FiltHty, are abfolutely 
necffary for the Pre'fer'vath-i of my Life! 1 nvou'd not 
take Care of th's Life, no lon2,er than I havi it to tender 
to you \ t.lis beinr the only TLing that males it fuppor table 
to met and fince the- Senator Albtxiihas declared his Pa* 
JftJn to me, I 

H^rt^hQ was furcrized to fee come into the Door, 
three Altin in Mailis, who taking her in their Arm?, 
while a fourth more carefully dilgLiiCed than all the rell, 

II opt her Voice," by puaing a Hanckerchief into her 
Mou-.h, carryM her av/ay, in fpite of all the Refiilanee 

ihe was able to m.^ke ; they crofi'd the Garden with all 
imaginable Expeditit»n, and it being late and vtry dark, 
no Body in the Houfe perceived any 'Ihing of it. yu' 
lia being pat into the Coach, they carry'd her out 6f 

the 



the Gate of the Crof?. making the bell of their W^y 
towards Siena; tiieythought fit to take their Road thrd' 
the Mountains,' which being very trouSlefpme and urt- 
ieven irt many Places, the Axle-tree of the Coach hap- 
pened to break : The Nights being very fhort in the 
Summer in ttaly^ Day began to appear, when one of 
thofe that were along with yul'ia, and who feem'd to 
have an Authority over the reft, feeing the Coach broke 
in Pieces, ordered them to put her before him, he be- 
ing onHorfeback; Ihe ftruggled, and kept them oiF 
Vith more Courage and Strength, than could be ex- 
jpe£led from one of our Sex ; * No, faid fhe, barbarous 

* Wretch, thou (halt not make me Hi r from this Place, 

* as long as I am alive: Thou haft violated the Law <5f 

* Hofpitality. I fought for Shelter in thy Houfe, as 

* in a Sahdtuary ; and after all this, thou carrieft me 
' * away by forde, and art my Perfecutor. She had fcarce 

finifhed thefe Words, pulling away, ail this while, her 
Arms, and ftruggling with thofe that were for fetting 
her upon the Horfe j and the Refpeft they bore her, 
together with her extraordinary Beauty, which fcarce 
any Body living was able to withftand, inclined them 
not to ufe her too roughly, or to make ufe of all their 
Strength to force her upon the Horfe ; when they faw 
eight Men well mounted and arm'd coming in a full 
Gallop towards them j and the firft ihe caft her Eyes 
upon, was the Senator Alberti. They advanced with 
their Piftols ready cock'd, which was a fufficient Warn- 
ing to thofe that had carried away Julian to think of 
ilanding upon their own Defence. 

Whilft they were engaged, fhe took the Opportunity 
of making her Efcape ; and following a By-Path that 
led her down from the Mountain into a Vale, ihe 
walked a good Pace, and, as you may imagine, not 
without a great deal of Pain ; and even afier fhe was 
got fo far off, as not to hear the Noife of their Piftols, 
jind had all the Reafon to believe, they had now other 
Work upon their Hands, than to feek after her, yet 
fhe was under continual Apprehenfions, leaft fome ope 
Or other of them m;ght follow and overtake her. *; I 



Eail of T>ovG las:' 189 

♦ mufl fear every Thing, faid ftie to herfelf, as well 

* from thofc that came to my Relief, as from thofe that 
« carry'd me away. But who coald thefe be ? I verily 

* believed it had been the Senator, whereas it was he 
« that came to refcue me, and gave me this Opportu- 

• nity of making my Efcape. She had no other Com- 
panions, but thefe difmal Refledions, whilft her lender 
Body being quite tired out with the Fatigues of the 
rough and almoll unpalTable Ways, Ihe had almoft fpent 
her Breath ; and as the leaft Noife fhe heard, put her 
into fuch a Confternaiion, that without the leaH Regard 
to herfelf (he ran among the nearefl Bulhes and Briars, 
to hide herfelf, this poor Lady's Face was all coveoed 
wjch Blood, her Hairs hung quite loofe, her Cloaths 
were miferably torn ; to be ihort, (he was an Object 
worthy the Compaflion of a Barbarian ; fo that now, 
quite reduced to Defpair, without being able to think 
what to do, fhe call her Eyes on all Sides, and by good 
Fortune efpying in the Valley a Shepherd's Hut, fhe 
jupde all the Hade (he couM thither. 

In the Hut (he found a Woman bafy at Work, who 
feeing her in fo miferable a Condition, ran towards her, 
and received her with luch Marks of Corapaiiion, as 
afforded fome Confolation to the fair Juliay under her 
prefent Circumllances. If you will do me a Piece of 
Service, which I will keep in perpetual Remembrance, 
fa5d fhe to this good Woman, find out as foon as po(Ii- 
bly you can, a Place where I may hide my felf, being 
fenfible that it will not be long before they will be here, 
to take me away by force. The Shepherdefs carried 
her up, without lofing one Minute, into an old Grana- 
ry, where they had laid up Provifions for their Houfe ; 
and having fhew'd her a dark Hole, where no Bcdy 
could poffibly find her out, (lie went down to Work 
again. Soon after, two Horfemen came at full fpeed 
up to the Door of her Hut, and ask'd her abundance of 
Queftions concerning yulia^ whom they defcrlbed to 
her, and would needs tell her, they were fure fhe had 
feen her, threatning her, in cafe (he did not tell liieni 
what was become of her; but the Shepherdefs anfwer- 

cd 



190 H r P L IT US, 

ed them with fo much Calmnefs, and apparent Sil^fi- 
city, that they went their Way, '■ 

So foon as ihey were gone, (he went into the Grana- 
ry to comfort poor JuRa, aimoft half dead with Fear, 
becaufe (he had heard the Senator AlbertC^ Voice : But 
being told by the Shepherdefs, they were quite gone, 
fhe gave her fome Milk and Bread, wafh'd the Blood 
from off her Face, and attended her with a great deal of 
Zeal and Charity. ^» V/? did not think fit to leave this 
little Sanftuary, but rather refolved to tarry there for 
fome Days, being uncertain what Courfe to take; fhe 
dreaded, not a little, the Senator; but much more that 
unknown Enemy of hers, who kept his Mask on, even 
after they carry'd her oiF; (he judged, not without good 
Reafon, that Ihe might much eafier ftand upon her 
Guard againft one (he knew, and that fuch a Misfor- 
tune as that, was much the lefler, in comparifon of 
(landing in fear of all the World; < For, faid (he to her- 
' felf, as long as I d::n't know the Perfon that ufed me 
< with fo much Violence, I (hall always be in fear of 
« putting my felf undefignedly in the Power of thofe I 
• ought to fhun, 

Thefe different Refieftions caufed fuch a Confufion 
in her Mind, as proved a great Addition to her Trou- 
bles. The Shepherdefs's Husband coming home at 
Night, Julia was obliged to give her Confent to make 
him a Partaker in the Secret : He was an old Labourer, 
but of good natural Parts, and foon gueiTing by the 
Beauty and Apparel of his new Gueft, that (he was a 
Perfcn of Quality, he was touch'd with Compa(rion at 
her AfRidion. She ask'd him, whether he had feenj 
any Horfemen abroad? He told her, he had feen feveral"]^^ 
pafs by, and fome mask'd and wounded, riding full 
fpeed; that one of them rid, on purpofe, out of his ^ 
Way to ask him. Whether he had not feen a young ' 
Lady all alone; and that he told them, he had not; 
fo he went on with the reft. Julia not queftioning 
but that they would go in queft of her, had one of the 
worft Nights of jt that can well be imagined. By good 
Chance (he had her Purfe and fome Jewels about her,' 

being 



Earl of D o u G L iLs. . 191 

being not as yet undrefs'd when they carry'd her away ; 
fo (he gave fome Money to her Holls, to engage them, 
fortheir own Sakes, to keep her Secret, and be (tr- 
viceable to her. She told them, crying nioft bitterly ; 

* You fee what a Condition I am in, I muft not ftay 

* here, but look out for fome Place of Security; but 

* pray advife me. What I had bed to do, to keep my 

* felf from being known, for I am fo much overbur- 

* then'd with Grief, that I am not capable of taking 

* any Refolution. I would advife you. Madam, faid 

* the Shepherdefs, to put on my Cloaths, and under 

* that Difguife, you may be long enough without be- 

* ing taken.' She approved of her Counfel, and willing 
to try what a Figure fhe was likely to make under that 
Difguife, (he drefsM herfelf like a Shepherdefs, but 
ap^ear'd fo liandfome, notwithftanding all the Care 
fhe took to conceal her Air and her Face, that both 
the Labourer and his Wife, were then of Opinion, that 
it was impofTible, under that Drefs, to difguife her Qua- 
lity. At laft, after fome further Confiderations, the 
good old Man advifed her to difguife herfelf under a 
Man's Habit, and to pafs for a Pilgrim ; for being vtry 
tail, fhe might pafs for a young Man. Looking upon 
this as the moft fure and mofl feafible Way, fhe defired 
him to go to Sien^y and to buy for her what was ne- 
ceflary for that purpofe, and he went accordingly. But 
whilil our Shepherd is on his fhort Journey, let us fee 
how Matters were carry'd on at Florence. 

That fame Night Julia was carried away by thefe 
unknown Perfons, the Senator Alberti intended to have 
feized her by force, thereby at leaft to fecure to himfelf 
her Perfon, fince he found it impofTible to gain her 
Heart. Ifabella^ as I told you before, had flaid fome- 
thing longer than ordinary with one of Lucilia'% Wo- 
men ; but fearing her Miftrefs might be ready to go to 
Bed, fhe went to her Bed-Chamber, at the vtxy Mi- 
nute after ihe had been carry'd off; fhe found her Veil 
torn in Pieces, her Table, Candles and Cand'efticks 
upon the Ground; and not feeing her Millrefs, imme- 
diately fjufpefted fomething of an ill Accident to have 

befalieB 



19^ HTPOLITUS, 

befallen her. She fet up moft deplorable Outcries, which 
alarmed the whole Houfe ; but efpecially the Senator, 
who wa3 then juft preparing every Thing to put his 
Defign in Execution. Coming into the Room, and 
not feeing yulia there, he was ready to run diftrafted, 
not queftioning but that (he was carried away ; and all 
his Men appointed for his before mentioned Purpofe, 
being ready at hand, he went without Delay in purfuit 
cf thofe that had carried her away. 

When they came to the Gate of the Crofs, they were 
informed by the Guards, that they had given them 
ibme Money to keep it open, under Pretence, that a 
Coach with fix Horfes was to go out there that Night, 
to avoid travelling in the Heac of the Day. The Sena- 
tor y^lbertiy accompanyM by Signior Lenndery who was 
got out of Bed, and attended by thofe that were to be 
made ufe of on the fame Account, purfued and over- 
took them ; they fought and foon put them to flight ; 
their Leader with his Followers made their Efcape crofs 
the Mountains, except one, who being mortally wound- 
ed, was not likely to go far, nor live long. Leander 
feeing him drop from his Horfe upon the Ground, 
pulled ofF his Mask, and did all he could to make him 
give him fome Infight into this Adventure. But all 
he could get out of him was, that he believed his Ma- 
Ikr being in Love with Julia^ had, for a confide/able 
Time, been refolved to carry her away by Force ; but 
what had made him haften to put his Defign in Execu- 
tion, was, that one of the Senator y^/^^r//'s Servants, 
whom he had debauch'd by Money to facilitate his En- 
trance into the Houfe, had informed him, how fhe Sena- 
tor, his Mailer, intended to feize her by Force the felf 
fame Night. Lennder ask'd him the Name of his Ma- 
fter ; unto which he reiurnM no Anfwer, but only told 
him, with a weak and incoherent Voice j * Sir, I am 
• at the Point of Death, pray leave me a hvi Moments 
' to think of my Confcience i' and fo he dy'd within a 
Quarter of an Hour. 

The Senator A'lberti, upon his Return to Floretife, 
foand hijnfelf reduced to fuch a Degree of Defpair, as 

cannot 



cannot well be expreffud? at laft he remembered that he 
had fa ken up a Piece of. Paper not folded up, mjuliui 
lloom, whicti he thought was wrirtei) with her own 
Hand; he looked for ic and found it in his Pocket'; 
and having peruied it, was . convinced, to his Grief!, 
that Ihe loved fomebody effe, and tliat it was probable 
this was tlie Motive that induced her to receive his Ad- 
da fles with fo much Sccrn. 1 hoped at lea]} ^ faid he to 
himfelf, that Jhe had an hidifferency for all the. World ; 
and that conjequently my Cafe cwas not nuorfe than others ; 
but alas ! I find my f elf deceived! Tits d^ep Melancholy 
that appeared in her Countenance and Actions^ ^ivas occa- 
fioned only hy the Ahfence of her Lover ; and all the ft' 
njere and ill Treatment I received at her Hands ^ nj.-ere 
fo many Sacrifices offered to him. He was ruminating 
a long while, who this dear HypoUtus could be, he faw 
meniioned in her Letter; and recalling to his Mind Lu~ 
cilia-^ Brotiier, the fame HypoUtus whom he knew to 
be fo handfonie, fo full of VVit, made to love and to be 
beloved, he began to fear leall he ihould be his Rival. 
Ho'w Ought lio treat hi7ny faid he, Good God ! Cant I, 
at this Age ^ have the Confidence to difput£ fo fair a Con- 
queft <u>ith him ? Tranfpor-ted with thele furious Reflec- 
tions, without hefitating any longer upon the Matter, 
into Lucilia'^ Chamber he goes, and accofling her; Set 
my Heart at eafe, dear Daughter, faid he, you have a 
Brother, wchom I have jeen here, pray tell 7ne, is it he 
that loves the fair Englifli Lady that nxjas carried avuay ? 
/ coHJitre you to tell me the Truth nvithout the leaf Difguife. 
Lttcilia paufed a while upon what Anfwer il-»e was to 
gi'vc him, which making the Senator fufpe(fl fome My- 
iiery in the Thing, he urged her fo far Home, that fhe 
could not refufe any longer to give him the whole Re- 
lation of Julian Affairs. He was fo much furprized, as 
to be almoll irrconfolable, for having importuned her 
with his Paffion ; Tou 'would have faved me Abundance 
cf Trmible^ faid he to Lucilia^ had you thought me fooner 
*v.'Otthy of being your Confident ; you 'were ^well acquainted 
nvith the beginning of my Pcifiiont as n.vell as ivith the 
Jlenih'r Progrefs 1 ^cas likely to make, and^at the fa^e 
Time you have not ftopped the Current of my Pajton, 

K 'which 



194 HXP L 11 US, 

<i,vkkb you fee is 7io^ upon the Point of fivailoiving me vp 
into an Ahyfs cf Mifoy. He leaded her with bitter and 
ihaip Reproaches, and left her abruptly, fo far over- 
whelmed with Love, Anger, Jealoufy and Pain, that i 
he took his Bed immediately, being feized with a burn- | 
ing Fever, which in a few Days I'ime put an End to 
his Life, being much regretted by his Sen and all his 
Friends. 

Whilfl they were bewailing the Senator's Death at 
Florence, the unfortunate Julia, now difguifed under a 
Pilgrim's Habit, having given a fufficient Reward to her 
kind Hoils, and enjoined them to deliver a Letter to Lu- 
cilia^ wherein Ihe gave an Account of her intended 
Journey, left her Shepherd's Hut, and took the Road 
towards Bologna^ with an Intention to go from thence to 
Rome, and fo further to Venice, in Hopes to be fo hap- 
py as to meet there with her Father, or, at leaft, with 
fome of his Friends ; who, upon his Accounr, would 
afFcrd her fome Shelter in a Convent, where ihe might 
flay till fli3 could appear abroad without Danger. All 
this while the four Horfemen in Masks, who had feized 
and carried her off by Force, were conftantly in her 
Thoughts : After a thoufand Reflcdions, (he began to 
think it might perhaps be the young Marquis of Sitrot- 
%i ; he was defcended of one of the moft illuflrious 
Houfes of Florence t his Father had fent him abroad a 
travelling, and upon his Return, happening to {eejulia^ 
he was ftruck with an Admiration beyond what is com- 
monly cbferved in Men, when they have only a gene- 
ral Inclination for a hand fome Woman. He was a Per- 
fon of Merit, heAvas brave and daring; znd Julia had 
heard certain Stories told of him, which had fome Re- 
femblance to her Adventure; befides, that being a Fie- 
rentine^ he needed not fo much fear the ill Confequences 
of carrying away a Stranger, who being out of her 
own Country, was not likely to have Friends enough 
there to revenge her Quarrel, fo fhe concluded it mufl: 
be the Marquis of Strotzi, that was the Author of her 
prefent Calamities. 

She appeared fo very fair and handfome, even in this 
pilgrim's Habit, ;hat ihe had enough to do to hide her 

Face 



Earl of DoUGL As.'"^^ 195 

F^ce from being taken Notice of by every Body that 
faw her. She had cut her Hairs in the fame Way as 
the Men wear them, hanging carelefly in Locks over her 
Shoulders, and not in the leaft changed by the Heat of 
the Sun, no more than her Complexion. She made but 
(lender Days Journeys, becaufe her tender Feet were 
not able to bear the Fatigues of a long one on Foot ; (hs 
had already pafTed the Fierofola^ feated on the great 
Road of the Appennin Mountains, and was going on to- 
wards Bologna, when coming into a moft delicious Wood 
of Orange and Pomegranate Trees, when it was pretty 
near Sun-fet, much tired with that Day's Work, Ihe 
ivas invited, by the mumuring Noife of a moil pleafant 
Brook, to take a little Rell upon the green and fvveet- 
fcented Herbs that grew in great Plenty near it ; fo lay- 
ing her Head upon the Root of a Tree, the Brandies 
whereof ferved her inftead of an Umbrello, fhe took off 
her broad Hat, nnd her VVearinefs made her infenfibly 
fall into a found Sleep ; but it was not long before (he 
was awakened with no fmall Surprize, and much more 
Pain ; for fhe felt a Dart flicking in one of her Legs, 
and at the fame Time heard the Noife of the Horfes, 
Dogs and Hunter?. She made a doleful Outcry, en- 
deavouring at the fame Time to pull the painful Dart 
cut of the Wound, when fhe faw coming that Way, 
three Ladies on Horfeback, fo handfome, of fo goodly 
an Air, and fo gallantly and nicely dreffed, that fhe 
feemed not to be fenfible of her Pain, for fome Time, 
whilll fhe had the Satisfa«5lion of contemplating them. 
One among them had a Bow faflened to her Girdle, 
and a Qaiver with Darts upon her Shoulders, fo that 
one would have taken her for Diana amongll her 
Nymphs. This charming Lady feeing the Pilgrim's 
Wound, told him Ihe was much concerned, and greatly 
diflurbed at his Misfortune, it being, queflionlefs, her 
that gave it, becaufe fhe knew the Dart. What Fatality 
brought you in my Way, juft ivhen I only intended to di- 
'uert my/elf and thefe Ladies, in Jhenjoing them my DeX' 
ferity F Certainly ive are both njery unfortunate Per/ons ; 
you to feat yourfelf in this Place, and I to 'vjound you 
thui by meer Chance, Tour Compajftm, Madam, laid 

K 2 Julia 



196 HTPOLITUS, 

Julia with a languifliing Air, is fufficient to allay my 
trouble on Account of the Wound you gwve me. 1 ccuit 
telly replied the fair Lady, njohether it may pro^e a Com^ 
Jar t to yoUy but am fenjible 1 feel a great deal of Pity 
for you, and to make, in fame Meafure, a Reparation 
for the III I ha--ve done you, pray come and Jiay at my 
lioufe till you are fully cured. She then ordered oae 
of her Attendants, to bind up the Wound as well as 
he could, to put him in her Chariot, and carry him 
Home. 

Julia., confidering her prefent Circumftances, judged 
ihe could not do better than to accept of her Offer j fo 
fhe returned herThanks to the Lady for her Generofuy ; 
and the before- mentioned Servant being witli her in the 
fame Chariot, told her, his Miilrefs had been married 
but lately ; that fhe was of the Family of Becarelh, 
well known at Bologna ; that (he being the only Child 
her Father had, and he being unwilling to fee his Name 
extindl with his Death, had relolved to pitch upon one, 
who would take both his Name and his Arms, for his 
Son in-law, and fettle a confiderable Eilate upon them. 
7he Lady that ganje you this Wound, continued he, is a 
Lady of Merit and Wit ; her Husband, nuho^ at prefent^ 
is knonvn by the Title and Name of the Marquis of Beca- 
relli, ha^'ing been abfent for fome Time, his Lady ufed to 
ditert herfelf nvith Hunting, and other fuch like Diver- 
Jions prahifed among Perjbns of her ^lality ; aiid that 
thofe Ladies, he fa'vj <vj:th her, nvere either lur Kinf- 
sivomen or Neighbours, He then asked Julia whither 
ihe was going ? Tou feem, faid he to him, to be fome- 
thing bepfid ^vhat your Habit difcovers ; / dare be cer- 
tain you are of noble Extras ion. Lfcarce knonv ^vhat 
I am, replied Julia fighing ; but to fatisfy your Curio- 
fity, I am ivilling to let you hnoifj, that my Name is Syl- 
vic, that I am going to L^retto i and that my ill Fortune. 
has reduced me to fuch a Condition, as 7iot any more to 
fear its Infults hereafter. Tou tell me all in afenxj Words, 
faid the other ;^i^/, according to my Judgment, a Per- 
fon Jb handfome as yourfelf, can farce ha^ve fufficient 
Caufe to appear fo jnicch afflided as you do. Thus they 
entertained one another till they came to the Country- 
2.%-:<ii i '■ Houfe, 



Earl of Douglas. 197 

Houfe, where this Stranger was lodged in a very hand- 
fome Apartment, 

The Marchionefs had a Vakt de Chatnbre, who being 
a tolerable good Surgeon, drelTsd Svh>io''s Wound, (or 
io we muft call yu/ia, at leaft, for fome Time) the 
Wound was very deep and painful, but without any 
malignant Symptoms^. The Marchionefs no fooner re- 
turned Ho;ne, bit flie went with the two Gentlewo- 
men that were a Hunting with her, into the Pilgrim's 
Chamber, and the Servant haviig told her their Dif- 
courfe upon the Road, fhe agreed with him in Opinion, 
that there was fometliing (o noble and great in his Phy- 
fiognomy, as made her imagine he muft be a Perfon of 
Quality. She ftaid not long with him at that Time ; 
but fhe carried away within her Heart, his Idea in fo 
lively a Shape, that under Pretence of Hofpitaliiy, (lie 
foon came to fee Sylvio. Are you Jomenjjhat h^t/er, hid Ihe, 
with a very obliging Air, and ha-ve you fa much Good- 
nefs af fa pardon me for the 111 I hwve dove jm. Oh' 
Madam, faid he to her, bonv little are ym acquainted 
ivith my Temper, if you think I can he concerned at fo ia- 
fignifcant a Wound? I declare to you ^ I think myfdf 
happy to ha'Ue received it by your fair Hards. The Mar- 
chionefs did asif Ihe had nor underftood thefe lail Words ; 
but thefe gallant ExprefGons touched her to the Kcarr, 
imagining fhe had made as deep an Impreil:cn on \\tT 
handfome Stranger's Heart, as he had on ies. She 
had a young Woman who w. s both her Companion and 
Confident, nan[>ed Eugenia ; Did ycu e^ver fee any Thing 
fo beautiful and chartning as this yovng Sylvio ? laid file 
to her, do you take Notice 'what Looks he cafts at me ? 1 
read it in his Efes ', atid the Confufion he has raifed "xvith- 
in my Heart, puts me under fo much Perplexity, that I 
am refolved to fee him no more. And ihe adually fo far 
prevailed over her Inclinations, as not to come into Syl- 
t'io^s Chan-b?r for feveral Days after, under P;erence, 
that fhe was not very well, for fear her Servants fliould 
take Notice of it ; but tlio* fhe did not fee him in Per- 
fon, her Thougliti were iilways with him. 

She became very mch'.nchcly, and delighted in foli- 
tary Places only ; fo that my Lord Becarel/i, her Fa- 

K 3 thcr. 



198 H r P L I T u s, 

ther, who lived at BologMCy and came frequently to fee- 
her, was not a little furprized and diftnrbed to fee fuch 
an Alteration in her. '^I wo or three Days pafled, when 
at laft the Alarchionefs pafling accidentally by Syh'h^ 
Chamber, had not Power enough to forbear going in ; 
flie found him in Bed, and oblerved by his red Eyes 
and Voice, that he had been weeping, and believing no 
otherwife, than that it was her long Stay that had caufl 
ed his Pain, (he foon found fhe had gained but little 
Ground, by not feeing and fpeaking to him ; but that 
her Heart was lofl paft Relief, as foon as flie found flie 
had fo tender a Part in his Remembrance. Honv do you 
doy Sylvio, faiJ ihe, you feem to be o'verivhelmed nvith 
^adnefs. Madatn, replied he, it is becaufe I a?n not yet 
acciijiomed to my Misfortunes ^ they feem No'velties to me 
every Day : But, continued fhe, / am afraid, you are 
too ingenious in framing your o-rvn Misfortunes in your 
Thoughts. Not Madamy replied he, 1 dorCt invent any ^ 
hut ivhat 1 adualiy am <very fenjible of', but I mufi alft 
<r..^fefs to ycuy thai on the other Hand^ I do not Iwe to 
"utter myfeif They remained both very penfive for 
ffime Time ; the Marchionefs quite taken op with her 
Pallicn, verily believed Syhio to be in Love with her ; 
and Syl'vio, without taking Notice of the languiftiing 
Looks and Sighs of the Marchionefs, thojght of no- 
thing but her own Misfortunes and her dear Hjpolitus. 

The fair Marchionefs returning to her own Apart- 
ment, became more and more fenfible, that Syl-vio was 
infinitely dear to her ; which put her under no fmall 
Perplexity. IVhen I reflect upon my prefent Condition, 
faid fhe to Eugenia, I find nothing hut nvhat ?nuji carfe fne 
the higheji of Afiiciims : The nvorj? of all is, my Frailty 
of loving him ; m^ Frailty, I fay^ nvho being novj no more 
my oivn Mifircfs, cannot fo much as figh for another Man, 
but for my Husband, ^without corr.mitting a Crime both 
againji hi7n and his Honour ; hefides, pray, dear Euge- 
nia, confider ivhat other Difgraces are likely to attend it. 
I knovu not vjho this Sylvio is, he is a Stranger ivhom I 
7)iet accidentally in a Pilgrim'' s Habit ; he may, perhaps, be 
of mean Birth, and altogether undffer-ving of thofe tender 
Sentiments I have for him ; but vjhat is mofl certain, is^ 

that 



Earl cf DouGLAs.H 199 

that I mull lofe him^ a7id mull loj'e him for e<ver' Oh A 
fatal Dart ^ dy'd (he, the Wound thou gan}cjly mjiltjorjU''. 
er be healed, than that 'I'^hich this lovely Stranger has 
made in my Heart, 

The Marchionefs forbore, for feveral Days, going in- 
to Syhio's Apartmsnt ; but fo foon as he found nim- 
feif in a Condition to ftir a little, he judged it his Duty 
to go and pay her his Refpefts : He obferved her to co- 
lour feveral Times, when he fpoke to her, and ima- 
gined fhe was out of Order : but out of Refpecl durlt 
not ask her. She dclired him to fit down by her, and 
having lookM upon him for fome Time without fpeak- 
ing ; at laft, faid fhe, Sylvio, you njoill Joon be in a Con- 
dition to league us ; but before that lime comes, nvill you 
not be fo complaifant as to let us knonv the Nufne of him 
nvhom 1 nvounded ; and on 'vjhofe Account 1 ha-ve been f9 
much difcompofed ? Madam, faid he, 1 am an uvfortu»ate 
FerfoHy uwworthj your majt obliging Care and Cwiofty. 
My Birth and my Fortune are both of no great Cokfdera' 
tion, you fee me in my true Station. I am no more than 
twhat I appear to you to be. lou fay a great deal^ 'wbiiji 
you fay notbingy icplyM the Marchionefs ; if ytu aye 
fucb as you appear to me, I farce knoFW any TbiTsg that is 
above you '» and fince, perhaps^ certain Rcafons oblige ycu 
not to difcover your true Quality-, pray tell me, at Itafiy 
nvhether you are in Love P I don't ask you this ^fion 
to engage you in any particular Account, any further than 
you are inclined to gi^oe it. Hovje-'jer, tell me fencer eh, 
^whether you have not fome peculiar Confederation for ?n€? 
This Quellion reviving in Sylvia's Mind liis part Mis- 
foitunes, fhe fetched a deep Sigh ; Tes, Madam, la;d he 
with a tender Air, / muji covfefs 1 love, but ^tis vuith- 
out Hopes ; and am by Fate defegned to be the mof unfor- 
tunate Perfon on Earth. The Marchionefs, tiy thefe 
Words, being confirmed in her former Opinion, that he 
loved her, bluihcd, but would not lit': up her Eyes, nor 
return an Anlwer. After having paufed a while. Then 
are you to leave us,^ Syivio, ibid ihc, ahd -zvill you fome^ 
tifnes think of ??ie, after you are gone r' 1 fall fooncr net 
remember mfelf, replied he, Madam, believe me, your 
Gocdiicfs tovjards me, vjHI never be rafed out of ?n^ 

K 4 Ihart, 



k2oo H r p o L 1 r us, 

Ifeayt. So, fearing he fhould be troublcfome, he re- 
lUrnM to His own Apartment. 

yllas ! I am upon the Point of loafing you ^ /oi'f'^ Silvio, 
C:y'd (he, fj foon as fhe faw herfelf at Liberty to bemoan 
her Fate ; you are juft ready to leave u- ; and, after all, 
I am 'very much decei<v£d, if you. dont lon:e me : But nvhy 
ivontyoufrid out fame Pretence or other, to (lay fome~Lvhat 
longer in the farne Place 'vjh ere I am F The Reafon is, 
hecaufe you think me not frail enough to lome you ; and you 
fear leji you Jhouli engage too deep m a fuitlefs PaJJion : 
tVell, avoid the Sight of me, charn.ing Sylvlo j y?j? from 
mCy 1 am contented you Jhould', your Prefence ferrjci only 
to encreafe my Misfortune j and, perhaps^ luhen I fee you 
no more^ 1 may ceafe to love you. She faid no more, her 
'fears flop'd her Voice, and detained her in her Clofet 
for fbme Tinie after. Syln;io did not vifit her the next 
Day, nor did meet with any Opportunity of fpeaking to 
her for feveral Days after ; but then finding himfelf well 
enough to continue his Journey, he paid her a Vifit, to 
return his moft humble Thanks to her for all the Favours 
he had received at her Hands, and to take his leave of 
l;er: He told her, he was rot in a Capacity to return 
her any effei^ual Thanks, and fhew his Acknowledg- 
ment, but that he would make it his Bufinefs to make 
known to the World, in all Places wherever he Ihould 
tra\ el, that her Generofity vvas not inferior to her great 
Deferts and Beaut/. The Marchlonefs put an almoft 
unfpeakable Conftraint upon herfelf, to conceal the 
Pain fhe felt within herfelf at this cruel Separation : Go, 
Sylvio, go, faid Ihe to him, dfcharge your Vo<ijjs \ I pro- 
mife you, 1 ivill fe7id up mine to Heauen, for the Profpg- 
riiy of your Life. He tclJ her, he intended to go away 
to morrow Morning at Day-bieak ; and they parted in a 
few Minutes after. 

It b.Mng an exceiTive hot Night, he threw hiirifelf upon 
\\Vi B;.^d, without pulling off his Cloaths, in Hopes of 
getting a little Relt to purfue his next Day's Journey 
with the m re Eafe ; the young Pv'Jarchionefs, at the 
fame Time, having not Refolution enough to let him 
go away without feeing him once more, and bidding 
him farewei, got out o^ her Chamber; and it being a 

br.ght 



Ear/ of T)ou GL AS, 201 

bright Mo n light Night, (he made noUfeof a Candle; 
befides that, bcirg fenfible fhe fliould be apt t> fay 
fomething very te.ider to Sy/v/o at parling, Ihe fliOuld be 
tl-.e lefs afhamed, when he did not fee her blulh ; fhe 
alfo refolved to prefent him with her Piifljre, in hopes 
that this tender Teft'.mony of her kind Sentiments, would 
prevail upon him to keep her always in his Remem- 
brance. The Curtains of Sjlvio^s Bed being not clofa 
drawn, flie faw his Hair fpread carelefly over his Shoul- 
ders; he was fait alleep, and his beautiful Face put tiie 
Marchionefs in Mind of that of C«//V, when P/ych^ c&mQ 
to make him a Vifit. O/'/ Sylvio, faid fhe, cafting her 
amorous Looks at him, ivere it foy that I had made 
Jome In:preJJions of Tendernefs in thy Hearty thou couldll 
not Jleep fo fouudly at a T'jne ivhen thou art juj} u^on the 
Point of halving me! Is it poffihle^ that at the fame li^r.e 
thy Departure is likely to coll me fo dearl\;^ thouf?ouldcji 
lie at thy oivTiEafe, ivithcut the leaf Difurbancc? How- 
ever, wanting Courage to awaken him, Ihe drew nearer, 
and by the Brightnefs of the Moon, having a fuflicient 
Opportunity of viewing his Charms a;id contemplating 
all his Pcrteftion?, What is it cj': fand in Competitim 
iv'th thes in the Uui-i'erfj F fa'd file witii a low \^oice and 
^fuU of Admiration ; Who can reprefent all thy Beauties ? 
Who is able to a<void their Force ? Thus (lie fWallow'd by 
Degrees tiie Poifon which this fair Siranger's Charms 
conveyed infcnlibiy into her Heart. She put her Pidure 
into his Pocket, flattening herfelf thu he v/ould be moll 
agreeably furprized, when he fliould find there (o dear 
and prec'oas a Prefent a: a Time when leall of all lie 
expedled it: At lail, quite overcome by her Paflion, (he 
could net fo.b-T.r to put her Mouth to hi5, and to em- 
brace him with fo much Eagernefs, that it feem'd as if 
llie v/ould- never let go her Hold again : But, Good Gcd, 
guefs at her Amazement, when (he felt herielf wounded 
with a Dagger by a Man, whom fhe fo^n knew t3 be 
the Mar.;uis 5f<.v7;W//, her Husband, and who no fooner 
left her, but wen: to>varcs vyln;io to revenge himfelf 
upon him. Being throughly awakened at the Noife, 
a'l.i not a little frightned at theappproaching Danger, he 
£.0; up as fait as he could, in order to make his Ef- 

K 5 cape. 



202 H r P L J T U S, 

cape, but received a Wound in the Arm, by the fame 
Hand that Jmd wounded the Lady. This Man, turn'd 
quite furious with Jealouly, was a going to fecond his 
Blow, had he not been prevented by two Genilemen, 
who bfing his Confidents, llopM his Hand, and put him 
in Mind of what Projed; liad been concerted betwixt 
them, which he was not likely to effedl, iFhefhouId kill 
this young Stranger; To they iln: Syhio a Piifoncr to a 
{Irong and dark ToN^er. The unfortunate Marchionefs, 
in the mean while falling into a Swocn, and Iwiming in 
her own Blood, her Husband order'd her to becarry'd to 
her own Appartment, ar.d to be watch'd clofely like a 
Prifoner there. You may judge of the Anxiety of her 
Heart ; and after all, Ihe felt iefs Pain at her own Mis- 
fortune, than at what was likely to befal him fhe loved. 
She feai'd not without Reafon, lert her Husband fliould 
have faCrificed this innocent Vidim to his Jealoufy ; 
and what was v/orfe to her than all the rell, Ihe durft 
not fo much as ask what was become of him, partly 
becaule fhe dreaded fome Fatality, partly becaufe fhe 
knew not whom to trulx, being fenf.ble flie had been 
betray'd. Eugenia, whom fhe had made her Confident, 
was indeed the Perfon that lad done her Bufmefs ; be- 
ing engaged to watch all her Steps by the Marquis Be- 
carelli, before hs went on his Journey, a Thing not 
\evy difHcuit to be done, if you join great Promiies to 
your prefent Lberality. He had enjoyn'd this young 
Woman to give him an exadl Account, by Letter, of his 
Lady's Condud in his Abfence ; and fhe had been fo 
punctual as to communicate to him every Word fhe heard 
iier fay concerning Syh<io, and herPalhon for him. The 
Marquis, enraged at this News, came home with all 
poflible Speed, and keeping himfelf concealed for two 
Days, by Euge?iia\ AfTiltance, in his own Houfe, till he 
fhould have an Opportunity of furprizing his Spbufe 
with her Lover, his Intention was to have her fhut up 
like a Prifoner, for the reft cf her Life, to have all her 
Eflate adjudged to himfelf, and to proceed againfl Syl-vio 
as the worlt of Criminals ; but when he faw her feated 
upon the Bedfide of this Stranger, he was fo far from 

being 



Earl of Douglas. 20; 

being MiiHer of his Anger, that during the £iil Mo- 
tions of his Jealouf/ he wounded them both. 

In the mean wi.ile Juliay under the Difguife of a 
Pilgrim, and under the Name of Sjhio, being fliut up 
ia a dark Tower, remain'd in fo deplorable a Condition, 
as would have touch'd the woril cf hjr Enemies vvi:h 
Compailion: She was wounded in the Arm, quite de- 
je<fted by the !ong Series of her Misfortunes, diRurbed at 
her hard Fate, without any Hopes of Aid, and in the 
greateft Perplexity in the World what to do under her 
prefent difmal Circumllances. She was once in:lined 
to difcover her Sex, as the neareft Means to jullify the 
Marchionefs, and to obtain her Liberty, and wasjuft 
upon the Point to fpeak to her Guards to tell the Mar- 
cuis Becarelli, that (lie wanted to fpcak with him ; when 
refieding more ferioufiy upon the Alatter, (he began to 
fear, leail the Expedient fhc intended to make Ufe cf, 
to obtain her Rcleaferaent, might caufe the Lofs of her 
Life : For confidering, that if her Husband, quite di- 
flra(Jled with Jcaloufy and Choler, who had wounded 
her with a Dagger, fnould be convinced of her Inno- 
cence, and confequently dreading the EfKfds of her and 
her Families Refentment, might fo far tranfgrefs all 
Bounds of Humanity, as to have her poifon'd ; to pre- 
vent, by this Means, the Di'cjvcry cf the whole Matter; 
fo that upon fecond Thoughts, Ihe judged it more for 
her Safety, to let Juilicc fike its Courfe, by which 
Means Ihe Ihould free herfclf out o." iier Enemies Hands. 

She had the worll Night of ic that can well be ima- 
gined. After the Wound giv^n her wilh the D.^.gger 
was drefi'd, they fearch^d htr and found the Aiarch;o- 
nef^'s Pidure in her Pockv.^t, which they intended to 
make Ufe of as a orroborating Proof againft them 
both. Julia was infinitely furprized to Hnd tliis Pidure 
about her, which fhc had not fo much as ever feen 
before; neither could (he imagine how it came into her 
Pocket ; fo they conduced her in a Coach to Bologna, 
It would prove a very difHcult Ta k to reprefent the 
various Troubles this fair and unfortunate Lady laboured 
under at that Time. My dear Hypolitus, cry'd ihe figh- 
ing, if you n;:ere fenfihh o.t this njery Minute t that your 

K 6 faithful 



2G4 H r p o L I r u s, 

faithful Julia is loaden ivith Irons^ under a Mans Dif- 
guijc, that Jhe has beeji carry d atvay by Force ^ made her 
Ejcape f-juicey and has tnxjice been ivoundedy and that 
roiv Jhe is going to a Prifon : Alafst <rvhat ivould you do? 
But rather^ contina'd Ihe, <rivhat tnuji I expect from 
you ? lla'j'ing not recei-t'ed the leaf Ne-tvs from you in ft 
long a 'Time, ^what Reafon have I to imagine, that you 
fhould fo much as remember me ? And is it my hard Lot^ 
to ha've this additional Afiidion^ to think you love me no 
more? She cry'd bitterly all the 'l^ime fiie was upon the 
Road, tho' her Tears itood her in no ftead, but only 
to expofe her to the Scorn of thoie that conduced her, 
who Icok'd upon them as an EfTe<5t of her Fear, and 
Want of Courage. The Marchionefs being likevvife 
Cairy'd to Bologna, her Husband urged to have her com- 
nited to the common Prifon, notwithilanding the 
Wound fli? had received ; but her Father, who, as well 
by his Extradtion as his Ertate, made a confiderablc Fi- 
gure in that City, prevaii'd fo far with the Governor, 
as to have her confined in the Callle. So uncommon an 
Adventure, which had happen'd betwixt Perfons of the 
b>rrt Qualicy, made no fmall Noife in thoie Parts, each 
Pa.ity engaging all the F/icnds they could to maintain 
their Caale. VV'h it iVjod the Marquis in the grcateft 
ftead, to perfwade the World that his Accufation was 
ill ground .-d, was the iirefiftible Charms of Sylviy. Moft 
ofthe L. dies who had tiie Cuviofity to vifit him in Pri- 
fon, left their Hearts captivated with him ; and there 
wtre but few among them all, but v/hat felt the fame 
tender Sentiments for him, as the fair Marchionefs had 
done ; b' t after all this, tho' moft People thought her 
not innoceit, yet her Father's Intereil was fuch, as was 
thought would incline the Ballance on his Side, and the 
Marquis had certain Intelligence given him, that the 
Commiff.oncrs appointed to try this Caufe, were for 
the moft Part inclined to acquit the Marchionefs and 
Eylnjio. fie vvas under the greateft Perplexity and 
7>ouole that can well be imagin'd ; for knowing his AH 
I'ly' at Stake, he found himfelf reduce to an abiblut'iJ 
Nec<-,ffKy of niainiainir.g to the utmoft of his Power, 
what he had begun with (o much Vi»>iene^, and fo 

little 



Earl of \3ov g\ As^^ 205 

little Circumrpeclion. At laft it came into liis Head, 
that to counterpoize his Wife's Party, he would peti- 
tion the Govemor, that the CommiiTioners fhould net be 
all Italians ; but that he being a Foreigner, one half of 
them fhould be his Countrymen, according to the Law 
of that Country, it being a Thing that had frequently, 
and not without very gcod Reafoii?, bsen pradlis'd in 
tht Bo lo^neli. The Count o^ Benti-vog/io^ Governor of 
Bologna, granted his Requeft, and at the fame Time, 
bo:hthe Father and the Husband of the fair Marchio- 
nefs, left the Choice of them to the Governor's Difpofal. 

The whcle Town appeared at the Caitle on the Day 
of his Trial, in Expedation of the liTue thereof, (for 
the Marchionefs being all this while detain'd a Prifoner 
there, the Governor tliought this the molt conveiienc 
Place for it) there was fo numerous an Ailembly of all 
Degrees and Ages, that the like had net been feen in 
many Years before. The fair Marchionefs was brought 
in, clad in Mourning, a Drefs fhe judged moll fuitable 
to her prelent unfortunate Circumilances ; flie looked 
very pale, by Reafon of her VVcunds and Troubles ; 
but flie appear'd neverthelefs charming t.; all that be- 
held her : Her Father, a Perfon venerable for his Age 
and his goodly Mien, conduced her by the Hand, fol- 
low'd by a good Number of Gentlemen belonging to the 
fame I'amily. Sylvia was brought in thro' another Door 
Jcadi^n with Irons and Chains; but moft of thofe that 
took a full View of him, thought him (even in this 
diimal Condition) more qualifv'd to make others wear 
his Chains, than to carry them himfelf. Both thefe 
pretended Criminals coming before thofe tiiat were to 
be their Judges, with Eyes full of Tears, and their 
Hearts ready to break with Sighs, My Louis, faid the 
MArchionefs, 1 implore both your Jujlice and CompaJJion. 
I am unfortunate ^vithout being guilt) ; Heuven is Wit- 
nefs cf my Innocence ; he that p-ofecutes v.e at this Time 
nxjith Jb much Violence, and nhith fo little Refpedi to my 
Honour and V.eputaiion, haf, at the mofy nothing but bare 
Zttrmijes to fonnd his 'Accufdtton upon. 

Before Syht'j couM begin to fpcak in his own De- 
fence, the Marquia i?fc«/TZ// ftood up, as did alfo the 



two 



2o6 H r P L I T U S, 

two Gentlemen, who had feen his Lady in S\hio''s Bed- 
chamber, and holding tiie Pidnrc fhe had put into his 
Pccket, and which they had found upon him, in his 
Hand ; Look here^ faid he, an undeniable E'-uidsnce of 
a aimin.il Correfpondence bettvixt them j no virtuous 
Woman ivculd ha've bejloivd her Picture upon a mije- 
rable Pilgrim ', and he himfelf cant deny, but that it 
twas found in his Pocket, Sylvio (whom now we mull 
call again Julia,) Julia, I fay, ftruck like as witn a 
Thunderbolt at the Sound of this Voice, turn'd as pale 
as Aflies, trembled all over her Body, and fell into a 
Swoon. Every Body there prefent came to hrr A{- 
fiftance, and among the reft, a Foreigner, who was to 
be of the Number of her Judges, who knowing and 
embracing her with tlie higheft Tranfports of Joy, that 
can beconceiv'J, cry'd, O Julia, O m-^ adorable Julia! 
// it you or a Vifion I behold ? Is it pojjihle I Jhould meet 
nvith you again, after halving benfjail'd you fo long, think- 
itsg you had been in your Grave ! There was fcarce any 
Body there prefent, but what believed the Gentleman 
to have been cut cf his Wits; however, his Voice had 
fuch a powerful InfiuenCi upon Julia^ that it foon re- 
vived her Spirits; fhe opened her Eyes, and the fiift 
Objeil fhe favv was her dear Hypolitus on one Side, and 
the Tiarl 'of Bedford on the other. At the confufed Noife 
of the AfTembly, who often repeated the Name of 
Julia^ another of the intended Judges arofe from his 
Seat, and coming towards her, Look here is your dear 
Daughter^ faid Hypolitus to him, ?ny Lord, 'tis Julia. 
The B'arl of Warwick (for it was he) embracing his 
Daughter, was ready to die for Joy; and fhe throwing 
herfelf at his Feet, bathed his Hands with Tears, and 
fuch were their mutual Tranfports at fo unexpected a 
Meeting, that never any thing was feen comparable 
to it. 

The Earl of Bedford acled but a fcurvy Part in this 
Scene ; the Marchionefs of Becarelliy her Father, tiie 
Count de Bentlvoglio, and in fhort, all that could come 
near them, furrounded thefe three Friends with their 
repeated Acclamations, without knowing fully the true 
Caufe thereof. Julia, in fpite of her Husband's Pre- 

fence^ 



£^>/'^^ DOU GL AS. 207 

fence, declared in open Court, who fhe was, and find- 
ing herfelf feconded by a pleafing Noife and the clap- 
ping of Hands of the Afiembly, as foon as (he thought 
fhe might be heard, told them, that the Earl o\^ Bed- 
ford, who was both the Profecutor and Husband of the 
Marchionefs o^ BecareUi^ was likewife hers, and had 
both thefe Qualifications, and that confequently he had 
two Wives. The Earl could not deny it to be matter 
of Faft; fo that whereas he had hitherto profecuted 
thefe two Ladies, they thought it now their turn to pro- 
fecute him ; and the Marchionefs's Father, as well as 
yulias Father, prefllng the Count de BentivogUo to 
have him feized, in order to his Profecution, according 
to the Laws of the Land, lie was committed to Prifon, 
where he made this voluntary ConfefTion. 

That confiding in the Abbefs of St. Memux\ Inte- 
grity, who had given him Advice oi yuUd'% Death, in 
her Letter, he left England with an Intention to travel ; 
that he had an Inclination to go into Italy firft, becaufe 
he had fome Relations there he was willing to be known 
to ; that my Lord Becarelli, being one of them, he went 
to Bologna, where being fall'n defperately in Love with 
Madam Becarelli^ he had obtain'd her Father's confent 
to marry her, on Condition, that he Ihould take both 
his Name and Arms. That fome Time afcer coming 
to Florence with his Father-in Law, and one Day feeing 
Jjicilia along with Julia in a Widows Apparel at the 
Repurata to hear Mafs there, he thought he fhould have 
been flru:k into the Ground at fo unexpeded a Sight; 
that he thought it not convenient at that Time to take 
any further notice of it, for fear of my Lord Becarclii, 
who was along with him i but refolved to try one of 
the Senator Albertr% Servants, whether he could engage 
him in the Defign he had laid of cairying away Julia 
by Force ; that having obtain'd his Confent he came 
back to Bologna, where he ftaid for fome Time with 
the young Marchionefs his Wife ; but that he could 
never b^ at reft, for fear leall Julia being fo near, 
might one Time or other find out his fecond .vlarriage, 
and take that Opportunity of revenging herfeljffor what 

he 



2o8 HTPOLITUS, 

he had made her fuffer before. That it was upon this 
CoDhderation, he took Care to fecure a Nunnery at 5/- 
ma^ where he intended to (hut her up for the remainder 
of her Days, and then re urn'd to Florence. That the 
fame Servant of the Senator A]berti^ whom he had 
made his Confident, came to tell him, that he mud 
not lofe one Moment to put hi; Defign in Execution, 
becaufe his Mailer had ordered him to keep himfelf in 
a readinefs, in order to carry her off; that thereupon he 
and three more putting on Vizard- Masks, carry'd her 
away ; but being foon after purfued and forced to fight 
thofe that overtook them, he was wounded by a Piftol- 
Ball, and was forced to Hay for fome Time at Siena, 
where he ufcd frequently to receive Letters from "Euge- 
nia, the March ioneiVs Confident, who being bribed by 
him, gave hinj art Account, that his Spoufe was fallen 
in Love with a Pilgrim, whom (he had brought to her 
Houfe in the Country ; that thereupon being almoft 
diftraded with Jealoufy, he had pufli'd on the Matter 
to that Extremity, they faw his Afniirs in at this Time. 
The Earl of 5^^^^r^, quite diftra^ed with Rage, Jea. 
loufy and Defpair, foon after found himfelf feized with 
a moil violent Fever, which at the beginning was 
judged mortal; befides, that the Wound he had re- 
ceived v;hen he was carrying away juIia, opening 
afrefh, put him to the moil exquifite Pains j for want 
of Patience to fee the Cure accompliiird before he would 
ftir abroad to take Revenge for the fuppofed Infidelity 
of his Wife. So whilH amongft the continual Torments 
of Body and Mind, he lived only in Expectation of his 
Death; Julia, the Earl of Warwick^ and Hypolitus tB.- 
fted all the Sweets of an entire Satisiadion, the higheil 
that can polTibly be conceived upon fo favourable and 
fo long defired a Conjun£lure. Then it was this paf- 
fior.ate Lover, and this faithful Miftrefs gave one ano- 
ther Account of their mutual Pains, not without a Mix- 
ture of Tears, becaufe they could fcarce be fully fatis- 
fy'd as yet, that that good Fortune they enjoy'd, was 
either poiTible or real: * Who is it th?t is able to ex- 
* prefs my Anguiih, dear Julia, faid he to her, when 

I heard 



Barl of Dov GL AS. 2090 

I'hesrd the fatal News of your Death; I was rt(6W^ 
ed not to outlive you long; Death was the only 
Thing I vvifh'd tor; notwithllandJng which, it firem'd 
to me ever fince, as if Death, which 1 purmed v.ith 
fo much Refolution, and courted in the greatefl Dan- 
ger, always expofing my felf to the greateft Hazards, 
was refolved to fpare me ; for I was not fo much as 
wounded all the Time I continued aboard the Galleys 
o'i Malta \ fo that feeing, I was not likely to meet 
that Death, I fo much defired in that Service, and 
finding my warlike Adions to produce not the kail 
EfFed in diminilhing my Pain, I refclved to go and 
fee my Sifter at Florence y with no other Inteniion, 
than to fpend all my Time in talkmg continually 
with her of you I communicated my Refolution to 
the Earls of Warwick and ^ujjex % the firft was 
very willing to go along with me, becaufe our Voy- 
age would not take up much Time, being call'd by 
Honour to martial Employments : However, my 
Lord Warwick having received a Wound in the Vene- 
tian Service, found that a little Reft would be necefla- 
ry to perked his Cure; and as for the Earl ot' SuJJex^ 
he took Shipping for London, upon feme ag'^eeable 
News he had lately received from the Countefs of 
Nonhampt'.n, which gave him hopes of foon feeing 
their Deftinies united by the Bands of Marriage ; and 
as he had an uncommon Pafhon for her, 'tis no won- 
der if he let fiip no Time to be with her as foon as 
poiiibly he could : As for us two, Madam, conti- 
nued he, after having ftaid feme Time at Venice, we 
began our Jojrney for Florence ; but the Earl of War^ 
wick finding that travelling did not fo well agree with 
him as yet (becaufe he grew much worfe) we were 
obliged to tarry here fome Time: We u fed often to 
vifit Count Bentivoglio, and the Bufinefsof the Mar- 
chionefs ai BccareUi making ro fmall Noife at this 
Time, he wou!d almoft every Day tell us fome new 
Story or other concerning her Husband, cr her, or 
the Pilgrim. Alas! my dear Lady, could it ever 
come into my Head, that this Pilgrim fhould be my 

• julia! 



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JuUd ! whofe Death I bewatl'd every Day, and at 
the fame Time was loaded with Irons in a naufeous 
Piifon. At laft the Marquis BecarelHj or to fpeak 
more properly, the Earl of Bedford^ requiring the 
Governor to joyn a certain Number of EngUJh Gen- 
tlemen, in Commiffion with the Italians y to counter- 
poife the Iniereft of his Wife's Family, he defired us 
to fit with thofe he had pitch'd upon before the Bench 
to try this Caufe. Can there be a more fad Accident 
than this ? I was to be one of your Judges at the Pro- 
fecution of your Husband; I, I fay, who always 
refpedled you as my Sovereign Lady, and who am his 
mortal Enemy. You are acquainted with all the 
rell that happened, except it be the Joy, Tranfports 
and Satisfaction I feel ever fince that happy Day/ 
yulia returned in lieu of thefe tender Expreffions, fuch 
AfTurances as were fuihcient to convince Hypolitusy that 
he had not loH the leaft Ground in her Heart, and that 
(he knew what Value to put upon ^ Pafiion fo pure and 
cooflant as his. Wh.u becomes in the mean while of 
the Marchionefs ofBecarelH ? It would be a hard Task 
to reprefent to you the various Troubles and Perplexities 
fhe laboured under when ihe faw yuUa, and at the fame 
Time remembred her Paffion for ^jtvk ; but what was 
worfe than all the reft was, that flie had not as yet fo 
much Power over herfelf as to ceafe to love Sjhio. She 
retain'd fo lively an Idea of him in her Heart, that fhe 
was a moving Objed of Pity ; 'lam ^rzt to confefs 

* to you, faid ihe to Julia^ that I was more fenfibly 

* afflidled at the \o(s oi Sy'.v to, than at all my other 

* Misfortunes ,- and tho' I had taken a Refoludon ra- 

* ther to die than endeavour to make him eafe my Pain, 

* it was fome Sausfaclion to mc, to think he was alive, 

* and that one Time or other Chance might bring him 

* again in my Way ; but now my Misfortune is paft all 

* Cure, becaufe I love ftill, and love only a Chimera. 

* Bur, my lovely Marchionefs, faid Ji^^i^i to her, can't 

* you find out a Place for me in your Heart, fmce mine 

* is much inclined to love you; you were much Icfs be- 

* loved by Sy.vio, then you will be by Jujla, The fair 

It a Hah 



Earl of Douglas; 2ir 

Italian returned no Anfvver, but Ihe would often turn 
iier Eyes upon Julia, and feldom part from her without 
Ihedding abundance of Tears. 

The two Fathers of thefe two Ladies, had pufh'd on 
their Profecution of the Earl of Bedford with fo much 
Vigour, that every Body expelled it would go very 
hard with the faid Earl, when his Diftemper encrea- 
fing daily, foon reduced him to the hit Extremity. 
'Twas at that Conjuncture, that thefe two Ladies, be- 
ing willing to let their Generofity take Place before 
their juft Refentment, got him removed into the Caftle 
where, inftead of that Hatred he had fo much deferved 
at their Hands, they fliew'd their Pity and Duty to him 
in a moft eminent Degree, 'till quite overwhelmed with 
the Remembrance of his Inquietudes, Pains and Mis- 
fortunes, Death put an End to his Life, and the Mar- 
chionefs of Becarelli immediately after took her laft 
Farewell of Julia ; * I am going to leave you for the 

* Remainder of my Days, faid ihe to her ; and fince 

* your Sex is an invincible Obft de to all my Hopes 

* of ever feeing you to be mine, I am refolved to be no 
« Body's elfe ; I intend tu embrace a Religious Life, to 

* hide my Frailty and Paffion from all the World. 
yuVia left nothing unattempted to diffwade her from 
purfuing this Refolution, but to no purpofe ; the Mar- 
ch ioncfs was already gone away, when on a Sudden 
(he faw her come back into her Room; * Don't refufe 

* my Requeft, faid Ihe, afford me once more the Sight 

* of my Conqueror in the fame Drefs you raifed my 

* PafTion firft. Julia being then alone, and willing 
to comply with her Defire, foon put on her Pilgrim's 
Habit, "and came to the Marchionefs ; but flie no foon- 
er call her Eyes upon her, but ihe was leady to faint 
away. * Alas! cry'd fne, I meet with my Diftemper 

* where \ thought to have found a Cure. Syluio, ado- 

* rable Sjli'io, you now keep a Place only in my Soul, 

* every Thing t can conceive of you is a Chimera, 
' which can neither flitter nor cure my Pain. She 
arofe, went oat as fail as die could, and retired immedi- 
ately into a Nunnery, to the great Regret of her Father. 

. ' Julia, 



212 HTPOLirUS, 

Julia took thfi Way to Florence with the Earl of 
Warw'ck |ind Hypolitus^ where being inform'd of the 
Senator Albert'ii Death, they went to Signior Leander\ 
Hoafe, uhom they found in deep Mourning; but this 
did not hinder him from difcovering his Satisfadlion at 
the Sight of thofe Perfons who were fo dear to him ; and 
Lucilia was fcarce able to contain her Joy, becaufe the 
coint-inual Inquietudes (he felt on Account of her Bro- 
ther and yuUa, proved no fmall Allay to thofe Enjoy- 
ments, and that Tranquility fhe alfo might have been 
fenfible of to the utmoft i'erfedion in a Husband of fuch 
extraordinary Merit. The Earl of Warwick, and they 
being unwilling to fee the Accompliftiment of the Hap> 
pinefs. of the faithful Hypolitus and the moft admirable 
JuHa delay'd any longer, the Nuptials were celebrated 
at one of Leander^s Country Houfes. Never did the Sun 
enlighten with her glorious Beams a more pleafing Day 
than this, never did two Lovers relifli with morfe Satis- 
fa^ion and Union what they had purchafed at the Ex- 
pence of fo much Care, and of fo many Sighs and 
Tears ; and npon their Return to Eng land^ never was 
there a more general Rejoycing feen among all that 
knew them, on Account of their happy Marriage and 
fate Arrival in their native Country. They found the 
Earl oiSuJfcx marry'd to the fair Countefs o{ 'Northamp- 
ton, and Hypolitus took the Title of Earl of Douglns, 
by which he has rendered himfelf famous to Pofterity, 
and obtained the Reputation of the moil police and molt 
couragious of all the greateit Men of his Age. 



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KING of Scotland. 



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ENG L j4 ND had now refpired from the deadly 
Wcunds of the Danljh Invafions and Yoke, 
for fome Years, under the eafy and happy Go- 
vernment of E D w A R D the ConfefTor ; whom 
in the pleafing Month of May, before the louthing Sun 
had fpread Beams too fultry to fufFer a delightful Enjoy- 
ment of the flowery Seafon, in the frefh Breezes cf the 
Morning Air ; Eric, and his beloved Bertha forfook 
their Downy-Bed, and as they ufed to do, took an a- 
greeable Walk on the Beach of the Sea, not far from 
the Mouth of the River Luna in Lancajhire. 

The Morning-Sun now gathering Strength, unwill- 
ing to pervert their Pleafure into a Toil, they rttired 
beneath the Covert of a fhady Rock, hung with wild 
and wandering Greens, and paved with foft Mofs, and 
odoriferous Herbs, ther:^ to entertain themfelves with a 
View of the rowling Surges, which with vain Fury 
dafhed fucceflively on the founding Shore in hoarfe Mur- 
murs ; and to heighten their prefent Felicity by the Re- 
membrance of their paft evil Fortune. 

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Oh ! my dear Eric, faid Bert hay ho<w much happier 
tw£ <we in this lonely Retirement % thaa in the falje Splen- 
dor of the Court, luhere Ambitiony A'varice, Malice^ 
En'vyy Interej}, and haje Plots and Defigns never fuffer 
41 Pleafure jtncere to approach the nv retched Fools, that 
€ourt' their cwn undoing ; not knowing or not conjidering 
that Happinefs is the only Value of Life! 

'■The Prance of the WarHdy mydear^Qr\}si2.y replied 
the grave Enc, is as ContradicJory, and. abfurd as the 
Debates of the old Philofophers about their fupreme Good, 
One places it in Pleafure^ atiother in Wealthy another in 
Dignities and Poiuer ; and fo C'very one a different, yet 
denjious Way gi'ves it Chace, yet none come in ivith the 
Quarry, becaufe all ha^e miftaken the Scent. But indeed 
'tif^ chief Rtafon is becaufe Men generally rather confult 
their Pafjiom than Rtafon ; for they alavays tnagnifying 
the Idea, and fo herghtning the Defirf, altvays find Dif- 
appointment, e-ven in the Succefs of their Wifhes ; <which 
alivayst therefore, travelling on after this Ignis Fatuus, 
never arrive at their Journeys End. Whereas nve have 
conquered thofe pandering and uncertain Hopes and De- 
fires , vchich depend on Things ^without us, confine our Hap- 
fine fs to ourfelves, and our prefent Poffeffons. The Di- 
fireffes ix.e have t^et nvith not only in the common Ga- 
la/? ity of our Country ur.der the Danes, but thofe of the 
Norman C^urt in our Exile^ and the foul P lay 1 hav>€ 
found in that of England, fmce our good King* s Reflerati- 
on, have taught us to put no Value on the Pomp and Gran- 
deur of Ambition ; but in this peaceful Retirement to trufi 
to the Benefit of Nature, and Love. 

While Bertha and Eric w€re in this Dlfcourfe, before 
they perceived it, the Heavens were obfeured by thick 
Cioucis, and the gloomy Darknefs that invaded the 
chearful Light of the Sun, rouzed them to confider 
where they were, and how to efcape the impending 
Storm by a timely Retreat to their Hoafe. But that vvaj> 
too far off to venture from the Covert they poflefTed, 
fince they now found the Clouds begin to defcend in 
Showers, and the Wind to rife high, and Lightning to 
flafh, and Thunder to rowl in a moft fudden and vio- 
.kttt Manner. Wherefore retreating farther into the 

Cave, 



of MACBErH. 217 

Cave, or Grotto of the Rock, they got a fafeProtet i n 
from the Inclemency of the Tempeft, but had yet the 
Benefit of viewing in Safety the Horror in Pe;fpe(St:ve, 
which gave them a Sort of dreadful Pleafure. 

The Storm had now continued about an Hour, when 
they perceived at km^ Diltancc a little Bark or Veffel 
tofn^d about by the Waves and the VVjnd in a molt la- 
mentable Manner; now it difappeared quite OJt of their 
Sight, as if funk down to the Bottom of the Ocean, 
and then on a fadden it was mounted up to the Clouds, 
and flood as if it were on the Brink and Precipice a lofty 
Wave, ready to tumb'e into the Abyfs without any Hopes 
of rifing again. Through this woeful Variety tiiey 
faw plainly, that it drcv^ every Minute nearer the 
Coail where they were, and now within a little of the 
Shore it was quite dafli'd in Pieces againft fome fecret 
Rock, that neither Caution nor Art could avoid. A 
genercuE Pity gave their Hearts many compafilonate E- 
motions for the miferable Creatures, that it CGn:a iied, 
all f.emingly perifhing in Sight of Land, without any 
PofTibility of Help or Afliliance. However they cb* 
fcrved fevcral en Pieces of thi Ship floating on the 
Waves, which drove them ftill nearer the Beach where 
they flood. The Storm, as if it had done its Office by 
this Wreck, began to relent, the Clouds difperfe, and 
the Sun again recovered its Brightnefs, and Sovereignty 
of the Sky. Encouraged by this, Eric and Bertha left 
the green Cave, and defcended by the Rocks to the 
S'TanJ to help any poor Creature, that Providence n.i ht 
make the Surges drive to the Shore. 

When they came down they found two reverend Her- 
mits ready there to execute th- fame charitable OfHcei 
nor did they wait long e're they fuv a fnall Plank come 
alhore loaden with tv.'o Men, and a LaJy clinging clo.'e 
to this little Hope, tho' they feemed quite dead with the 
Terror and Severity of the Tempril, They all heli/d 
to draw up the Plank, and take up the People, to re- 
llore them, if pollible, to Life. The good Hcnnits 
were fuinifhed with Cordials for To fad r.n OccaHon, :\.^ 
r.dminillered to a you.ig Gentleman and youn?- Lady, 
who held e.ch otiier (o fad, that Death Teemed' unable 

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tb part them ; while Erie took the fame pious Care of 
an old Gentli'lnan, whofe Silver Hairs affured them, 
that Violence alone cculd be to him an untimely Fate. 

The Hctit of the Cordials joining with the Heat of 
the Sun, at laft began to make them come to themfelves. 
The young Gentleman firft opening his Eyes, and wak- 
ing as it were from the Slumber of Death, gazed with. 
Wonder about, and eagerly cried our, O^ ! let me dle^ 
lit me perrjh in thofe Wwves^ that have JhvalIon;jei up my 
dearejl Eugenia ! Life <would be a Punijhment nx'ithout 
her^ for "jjkom only I 'would live ! E're thcfe Words 
"U'ere quite uttered, the young Lady, aflillcd by one of 
the fiermit% and Bertha, began to feel tlie Return of 
of the Offices of Life ; and Love, that Death could not 
put an End to, returned to its Seat, her Heart, and 
taught the firft Accents fhe utteiei, to breath out the 
Tendernefs of her PafTion. Oh! my Soul! Oh my Soul ! 
it/)' Lo<vey my Lorn, ivhere art thou ? For far thou canjl 
not he ! We ivere too clofely lock' d together for Fate to 
fart us, Lfe and Death muji he the fame *vjith both 
of JiS. 

The young Lorn hearing the Voice of his beloved 
EugS'-iiay foon drew near her, and after mutual Joy for 
fo happy an Efcape, and Thanks returned to the Her- 
mits and Bertha for their kind AiTiftance ; Eugenia now 
bi'gan to enquire whether a reverend old Gentleman 
was not likewife favcd by their charitable Care from 
the Fury of this Storm, fince the Lcfs of a Father in 
him would too much fower the Joy of their Deliver- 
ance. Being affured, that he likewife was taken up, 
the whole Company came up to Eric to fee whether the 
Succefs of his CJar^ had anfwered theirs; but Age wan 
not fo able to Ibuggle with fuch Fatigues as Youth ; and 
Eric had found all his Endeavours to little Purpofe, till 
forcing fome Cordial down his Throat, and chafing his 
I'emples by the Afiiftance of the two Hermits, he be- 
gan to groan, and at laft to open his Eyes, and give cer- 
tain Proof, that Life was yet poffefTed of his Perfon ; 
tho' it held there but a frail and weak Empire, and of 
fhoit Luration without thofe Comfort?, which that naked 
Beach could not afford Jiim. 

The 

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of MACBETH. 219 

'. TheHoufe of Eric and Bertha was too far off,, and 
no Place fo near as the little Cottage of the Hermits* 
where tho' no extraordinary Accommodation could be 
had, yet fufficient was affured to give himforae Repofe, 
and Refreihment to enable him to advance farther irvta. 
the Country. 

The Men aU joined in helping the oM Gentlewoman 
up the Cliffs to a little Hut, where thefe two venerable 
Anchorites dwelt, and with much ado accompliilied the 
Work; Bertha and Eugenia followed after, and the 
whole Company being entered the Hermitage, a Fire is 
■made, and the old Gentleman placed near ir, and hi* 
wet Garment removed, while i'uch Covering as could 
there be got was thrown over him, the young Genth* 
man and his Lady dried theirs on their Backs, all the 
while more felicitous for the Recovery of their Father, 
than any Danger to themfelves. 

Pain and the Extremity to which he was reduced, 
had rendered him fo pale and disfigured, that his bell 
Acquaintance could fcarce know him ; yet Eric Sixid Ber- 
tha obferved one of the Hermits to eye him very eagerly, 
and that all the Symptoms of Anger, Indignation and 
Hatred frequently fhewed themfelves in his Face. But 
when by the Heat of the Fire, and the Coi dials, he 
had taken, new Life fpread through his Body, and 
brought his Face to its natural Pohtion, and reftored 
fome of that Freflinefs of Colour, which was fo natural 
to him, he began to fpeak, and blefs the kind Powers 
above, that had yet preierved him from Death, to fee 
his dear Eugenia happy in the Arms of her Lorn. 

He had not uttered many Words of this Nature, with 

his Thanks to the Company for their generous Affif- 

tance, but the Hermit, that had all along fo earneftly 

eyed hira, unable to contain his Rage any longer, buril 

out into a Fury in this Manner ; Ha f it is he ! it is that 

Villain ! that Dtn,nl incarnate ! that cur fed Ad'vifer and 

Miuifier te the Tyrant ! Honv juj}, oh ! you hea^venl) 

Porters have you fro'Ved your/el=uest by bringing this 

Monjier to ftiffer by my Hands, that Death, njuhich he 

. <ywei to ten thou/and. Look on me, Angus ; knoxv Glamis, 

I- fwhom thou hajl ^wronged nxith thy devilijb AMjice to the 

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tyrant ; 'vjho haji dri'ven me from my natlnje CUmey tf 
rwa/ie all my D^ys in hated Exile from my native Country^ 
a Wanderer , a Stranger to my/elf and all the World. 
Forbear, M generous Englifh, from affording him any fur- 
ther Ajjijiance ; let him perijh like a Dogy by the Hand 
cf Heaven^ to ivhichive are impious by cur mi [placed Cha- 
rity on the mojl <^icked, and fvileji of Men y the Bane^ and 
TfeflruBion of his Country ^ the Ruin of her ancient No- 
bles, the Oppreffor of his People y the Butcher of tfjf 
Lanxis and Liberties of Scotland. Let him perip? by tht 
Bage of the Elements, and caji him out of thefe holy Walls , 
to die on the Rocks, and become a jujl Prey to the Beajls 
of the Field, and the Foivls of the Air, as haniing for- 
feited all his Claim to Humanity and Hofpitaliiy. Ceafe, 
J fay, to fx his fluttering Life, unlefs you nvould dehe^e 
iny Hand to be his Executioner here before you all. 

With thefe Words he drew out a Dagger, and brsji)- 
dlfhing it on high, was going to pierce ihe^hane of An- 
gus (for fo was the old Gentleman called ) to the Heart, 
The Company were extreamly furprizedat this Turn, and 
at thellrange Fury of the Thane of Gla?ms, who had difguif- 
ed his Quality and Perfon, under the peaceful Habit of an 
Hermit, in fo remote a Corner of the World to avoid the 
bloody Attempts of Macbeth and his Bra^voes, who had 
jTiade feveral Attempts upon his Life, in the Cities 
where he had dwelt in the firft: Years of his Exile. 

Fear and Piety threw the beautiful Eugenia between 
her Father and the Blow, and Love foon fhct the young 
Lorn betwixt the Thane and liis MiiUefs, and direded 
his young nervous Arm to the Hand of the furious Gla- 
mis, whence with fome Difficulty he wreftedthe Dagger. 
Hold, Glamis, faid the noble Youth j let not the Inju- 
ries of Fortune make thee fall bela<v^> ioyjelf, belo^w the Re- 
putation of thy Arms, of thy Honour, and Virtue, by flah- 
bing an old, njueak^ and dying Gentleman, n»ho, if he has 
been guilty of many and great Crimes, has on the other 
Hand paji thro' great Repentance, and ought to be fuffered 
to Ifve in his penitent State, to nvafo off that Guilt ivith 
his Tears, ^uuhich you 'would punif^-n^ith his Blood, But 
affure thy f elf, tioble Glamis, nvhile Lcrn hai any Blood 



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if\ '■■■ ".'• ' ■ -_ 

in his Veinst thou Jhalt not come at his Life lut thrcugh 
my Heart. 

What Prodigy is this., replied the ^hane of Ghfni;^ 
flill full q( K2ige, what unheard of Bafene/s in pung Lorn, 
to protect that guilty Head, l'fn,vhich his oivn Father ^vas 
treacheroujly murdered, by ivhom his Relations are robb'd 
Qf -their Efiates, and thifc^ ^Jsho could efcape the Stabt 
ffK Vaifony forced to avandcr in foreign Lands ^ and li've 
ttn the Charity of Strangers ; it is impcjfibh ! Thou caTi/i 
tiot ha-ve any of the generous Blood cf Argyle ii thy Veins, 
aJ^ways Haters of ^Ijrants, and of the ^^ile Injimments of 
thur Tyranny^ that Canjl declare thyfelf the Prote^or of 
thi fnoji tHlh.nous Mi^nion that ever fer^ily comply' d 
*XK'itht or rather prompted on a royal Murderer to /r //- 
chief. Js not Argus the "vsry Soul of Macbeth \ Does 
that Ufurper do an^ Ihing^ contrive the Ruin of any 
Man, fujiihut confuhing his infernal Oracle Angus ? Oh f 
Lorn, that hcarcji thy Father s dear Image in thy Fuci 
und Ferjon^ Injiardi^g fiet thyflf, nor degenerate from 
that nobis Line a^d PrinHptft nvhidj hat hen fo illu/hi' 
out for Virtus and Honour, 

** If I cannot jullify my Honour, replied young horr), 
** and yet guard the Life uf the Father ot my dear Fu* 
** genia^ I will offer both his and mine to the S%wtv ty 
*• of your Jullice. But be you fnft a Judge, jfty aLde 
'** your Pamon, which never P^tends an equitat e Ear, 
** and hear me plead with ImpenJaliiy the Cauie I 
«« efpoufe.'* 

Ericand the real Hermit jo'n inappeaHng of Glafi^'u, 
while Eric informed him that as he was a Alagiftrate oi 
thofe Parts, fo he could not fuffer any of thofe private 
Revenges, which are not juilifiable by the Law of this 
Land ; the Hermit urged the Motives of Chriilianiry, 
which forbid us thofe tciirible Revenges, which proceed 
from liilening to the Didates of cur violent PalTions, not 
our Reafon, or the Precepts of our Religion, which 
ought to be the Guide and Condud of our Aftions. 

Glamis could not refill the Onfet of fo many Perfons 

of Honour and Reputation, but retiring a while into 

the open Air, he recovered that Cairn, which is more 

"worthy a Man of Senfe, than a blind Obedience to the 

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violent Impulfe of every Pafllon ; which ihp* fometrmes 
fet off with the fpecious Name of Zeal, never perfuades 
what is iuil and right. 

. -In the mean Time Eric makes all the Hafte he could 
hence, and difpatches Horfes and Men to convey the 
whole Company to his own Houfe, where their Ac- 
commodation being better, the ^ha?ie of Angus ^ the 
Thane of Lorn^ and the Thane of Glamisy might be cn- 
<ertained more fuitable to their Quality, and prefent 
Coalition. Bertha ihewed a particular Care of the 
young and beautiful Eugenia, while the Alen found the 
iame from their generous Hoil, the good ErU. But 
notwithltanding Giamis had pacify 'd his Wrath at the 
Hermit's, the daily Remembrance of his pall and pre- 
ient Sufferings, all which he laid at the Door of the 
wicked ^ngus, would not permit him to throw off en- 
tirely all Thoughts of Revenge, when a more favoura- 
bli Opportunity fliould offer. 

Angus was now pretty well recovered from the 111, that 
be had contrafted from the Misfortune of his Shipwreck, 
and fat up in his Chamber, and received Vifits from 
thofe of the Houfe, and Neighbourhood, who tihought 
fit to pay him that Complement. But Giamis could not 
f> well difguife his Rcfcntment, as to be one of the 
Number of thofe, who congratulated his Recovery, 
when he heartily wilh'd him much worfe. This was 
vifible to Eric, the Thaw of Lorfty and the reft of thie 
Family, who all endeavour'd to infpire another Spirit 
into him, tho' in vain ; they yet at laft prevait'd with 
him to pay Angus a Vifit ivith the reft of the Company. 
When Angus faw the Thane of Glainls enter his Cham- 
ber, he fpoke to him in this Manner. 

This generous i^ifit to the Man, I confefs^ you ha^ve 
hut too much Reajbn to hate, touches m£ more fenjihljy 
than all that Rage, 'which you exprejed at cur firfi 
fneetifg ; for to be angry at Injuries is Jo <very common, 
that tt yields nothing furpriocing-, hut to Jind the Per fan 
injur d paying a Vifit to the Injurer, is fa uncommon, 
and fo noble, as only the Thane cf Giamis is capable »f 
doing. Honve'ver in return, give me league to extenuate 
my Guilt as much as I cany and Jhonv, that you do me 

fame 



fome Injujiice to len: el all your Anger at me^ woho have 
only been guilty by a too blind Obedience to a Majier, ivhsm 
J onvn it my Shatne to have fer-v^d. lify dear Eugenia, 
/ ntuji dejire thy A'-> fence, for I am to deli'ver Things^ 
nvhich I 'would not ha-ve knoivn to thy Goodne/s^ leafl it 
Jhoitd alarm thy Tears of fuffering for try Offences ; go 
retire to the Churchy and mediate ivith Heav'>n, ^hat 
luhile I am conf effing my Enormities to ^^en, my Guilt 
Jttaj be remitted , and my Penitence receivd.'-^ [^ y- 

Eugenia with Tears in her lovely Eyes retif'd, look- 
ing with fuch Earneiliiefs on young Lom^ as ix ihe by 
them ask'd him whether he wou'd fuffer her to be alone 
in her Sorrows ; but as he was going after her, Angus 
caird to him, and defirM him to ftiy, fince fome o\ his 
Story wou'd nearlv concern him. So, much againfV 
his Inclination, the Thane of Lorn fufTcr'd his dear 
Eugenia to retire with no other Companion, than her 
Sorrow to fpend her Hours in l^rayers and Tears, while 
he was confined to hear a Narration, that might not 
bring him that Satisfadlion, which he defirM from the 
Mojth of the Father of her whom he adored. But 
Bertha wou'd not be ilopt, and therefore went after her. 
The Company being now fdcntly attentive, the Thane 
of Angus thus began. 

iTbe Hijiory of Macbeth, and the Thane of 

Angus. 

THERE is a necefTity, Gentlemen, (faid he) for 
my greater Juftificat'.on, and the giving a better 
Light to my own particular Story, to join a full Ac- 
count of the Affairs and Anions of Macbeihj the prefent 
Kin^, or rather Tyrant of Scotland, 

You all know, that by Birth he is of the Blood Royal, 
that he is Mailer of great Penetration, a Sharpnefs of 
Wit, and very lofty Spirit ; and I do further believe, 
that you will agree, that if he had been bleft with a 
greater Mc deration and Juliice, he had been worthy 
of that fovereign Command which he obtained by 
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^efly. But he was of C afar s Opinion, that Right lU 
felf was to be abandoned forthe Sake of Dominion. 
■ His firll Appearance at Court, was in the Beginning 
ftfthe Reign of Dondldy or Duncan the Seventh; a 
Prince of too fweet and eafie a Difpofition to be at th6 
Head of a Government fo difficult to manage, as that 
of Scotland has always prov'd to be. His Perfon was 
tail, ani exaftly proportioned, a mafculine Beauty fate 
cnthronM in his Face, and from his Eyes fuch a haughty 
and commanding Spirit fhone out, as difcover'd a Chal- 
lenge of fovereign Sway. But his Manners were ever/ 
Way engaging to aU he Convers'd with, never aflum- 
ing to himfclf above his Company ; affable and com* 
plaifant to all, and Openly an Enemy Cj none. This 
won him the Hearts of all the Men of the Court, whilft 
his Perfon and Addrefs made an eafy W.,y for him CD 
the Hearts of the Ladie?. 

I h;d my filf been at Court about five Years, juft 
the Years that my Age exceeded that of Macbeth, I 
had no Reafon to complain of my Reception with either 
the Fair or the Great, and my Favour with the King 
was as much as my Youth, and little Experience in 
AHalra of Policy cou'd exptiV. Madtth ^9a now in 
the Twenty firft Year of his Age, and 1 in my Twenty- 
fixrh, Rivals in the Fair and Fortune, both amorouily 
cnc)inM> and both f^afon'd with a very great Tinduce 
of A'-nbitionj which yet was not come to that rcbuft 
St.te, aa to flifle all other Paffibns, which generally js 
tie ET-cl; of Years ; but Love chiefly empioyM ou.r 
lidultry ; Intrigues vvjth the Ladies took up more of our 
'i'ime, than Intrigues of State. 

Among the Ladies none flione with fo univerfal an 
Influtn:e, as Jaquenetta and Jnahella, Daughters to 
the Tuane of Bioadalbain, thq firll VVife to the Tliane 
^f Gauiy, the later Wif- to the T h i ne of A^/<', both 
Men of Power in the Court, but of Years n)uch fupe* 
rior to their Ladies, nor able to fatisfy thofe Fire-, thi^^ 
Youth and the Addreires of the giy and gallant are 
wont to raife in Ladies of their lieauty and Quality. 
Jaquenetta \\ A kindled a Flame in my Heart, whipl^ 
I had not Virtue enough to extinguilli, without en^ 

deavouring 



of MACBETH. 225 

favouring its Satisfadlion, and Anahella had made, the 
fame Conqueft in the Eofom of Macbeth. It would be 
too tedious 10 tell you the Particulars of the Progrefs we 
made, in our Amours ; let it fufiice that by the Affiduity 
of our AddreiTes we found no ingrateful Return, and 
that in a few Months we were as happy as our PalTions 
could defire. 

Macbeth had an AfTignation one Night with Ana- 
hella^ and for the Security of his Reputation made no 
Confident of his Intrigue, and fo went to the Rendez- 
vouz alone. He was waiting the Signal beneath her 
Garden- Wall, when he heard the Approach of three or 
four Perfons, and hid himfelf in the Door of the Garden, 
which was hollow, and deep, hoping they wou'd pafs 
by before the Signal was given, but contrary to his 
Expectations, they plac'd themfelves jull by the fame 
Place ; when he heard one of the Company fpeak to 
the reft ; Watch this Poji njuiih all your Care, for it 
cannot he long ere he come ; my Intelligence is certain ;, 
and nvhen he comes before yotiy let him not efcape to tell Tales 
of the Attempt. 'Tis true, he is a Prince of the Blood ^ 
but he is my fortunate Rival, and Love defpis'd knonvs «<? 
t)i(iindion of Per Cons ; the Reivard 1 have fromis'' d yoti 
Jhall furely be paid you i keep bejides in your Memory the 
Injury he has done you. Tour Places nuill then be in my 
Father^s Po<wer^ and ivhat cant an only Son do njuith a 
fond and indulgent Father, in Behalf of fuch as have oh- 
lig'd him in fofenjible a Manner? 

The Words were fcarce out of his Mouth, \i\xi Mac- 
heth found they were fpoke by the Son of the 'I'hane of 
Caithnefs, whom he very well knew to be his Rival, 
not only in Jnabella, but in his Favour with the King. 
But what to do in this Strait he cou'd not imagine* 
or how to make his Party good with three or fouc 
Men arm'd with Revenge, as well as with Swords. Ftr^ 
he had employ'd in this Office three young Ruffians, 
^hom Macbeth had turnM out of their Polls for £x- 
prbitancjs, which he cou'd net with Honour fee pais 
unpunilh''d. The Charge being given, his Rival with- 
drew, and the Rogues, with a Defign to fit down and 
wait there, eatei'd the Porch where Macbeth was con- 

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ceal'd. He haft juft Time to draw his Sword, and leaping 
cut betv^'ixt them, broke through them to the open 
Street. The AfiaiTins immediately purfu'd him, and 
confident that he was the Prize that they fought after, 
all three fell upon him, vvhilft he retreated fighting 
\Virh little Hopes of Deliverance from fo imminent a 
Danger. 

It was my good or evil Fortune, that Minute to be 
<3irmifs'd from the Arms (A Jaquenetta, vvhofe Houfe 
jbin'd to the Garden of her Sifter, and coming by 
found him maintaining a very unequal Fight againll 
three. There had no particular Friendfhip then paft 
betwixt us, nor any Enmity to forbid any future En- 
dearments. I did not know prefently who was the 
fmgle Perfon, but the Barbarity of the Aflault, ^^\tr- 
min*d me to his Relief; fo drawing my Sword, I plac'd 
ihyfelf by his Side, and bid him not defpair fince the 
Villainy of the Aggreflbrs mull render them unable to 
withftard the Force of our Arms. That Moment, as if 
he h'ai tiken frelh Vigour from this Appearance of 
Relief, he laid one of the three down at his Feet; the 
other two foon difcover'd that they truiled more to their 
Number, than Courage, and immediately fled away ; 
whom while v/e were purfuing, the Young Caithnejs 
comes up with them, and endeavouiing to put frcfh 
Valour into the Fugitives, draws to lead them on, cur- 
bing their Fear and their Cowardice for flying from an 
equal Number. When Macbeth coming up to him, 
defiring me to defift, attack'd him himlelf, and with 
fome Reproaches on his Villainy, foon wounded him fo 
defperately, that he dropt down on the Spot, curfing 
his Stars, and the partial Anahella, that had furrendred 
her Charms to him, and flighted a Love, that no Man 
but himfelf cou'd have for her. 

The Rage of Macheth was going to put an End to 

^his Life by another Wound, but I llopt his Hand, and 

bd him be more generous, than poorly to flab a Wretchf 

■fhat lay at his Mercy ; which tho' he did not deferve, 

'yet it was due to his own Character not to do a Thing 

bi?neath his Honour and Reputation. So we left him 

in the Street and direded our Way Home to the Ap- 

partmect 



4 



of MAC BET H. 227 

partment of l^rlacheth ; where being arrlv'd he found 
liimfelf \vojndtd flightly in two or three Places. Hav- 
ing therefore fent for a Surgeon, and had his Wounds 
drefs'd, t left him to his Repofe. I confefs I never found 
more Sentiments of Gratitude, than all his after Actions 
di'coverd. He courted my Friendfhip, and drew by 
Obligations, and a thoufand Confidences into a moil 
iin|ular Union and Amity. 

Coming to fee him the next Morning, he gave me 
a thoufand Carefles, and call'd me his Preferver, af- 
Turing me, that all his Life ihould be fpent in returning 
the Obligation. Our Difcourfe now turning on the 
Caufe of the laft Nights Adventure, he fet me dowu by 
him, and thus began : 

My dear Preferver, faid he, you fhall now begin to 
find, that you have obliged a Man, that perfe^^ly knows 
the Duties of G:a:itudc. For I will confide that to 
your Knowledge, which no Body in the World ycc 
knows but the charming Annahella and myfelf, unlefs, 
as I fear by what I heard the AiTaflin deliver to his 
Creaturcr, ftie have made fjme Servant of hers a Con- 
iident of. You mull therefore underhand, that Fortune 
and my own AlTiduity has given me the Happincfs of 
the Favours of Jrif?ahella the beautiful Wife of the old 
Thane of Kyle. I have for fome Time been bleil with 
the dear Carefleb of that charming Fair, as often as his 
Bufmefs and Abfence allows us an Opportunity. But 
Affairs of this fecret Nature are never to be gone through 
without Hazards and Danger?, whxh whet the Appe- 
tite and heighten the Pleafure. 1 h.«ve m^t with many 
befldes this laft Ni2;ht, and vet the Inconvenience ne- 
ver rebates the Edge of my Pafiion, which periiaps on 
too eafy a PofTeflion had been dead before now. Bat the 
Husband takes care to give me fuch Interruptions, that 
I ever rife from the Banquet of Love with my Stomach 
not half full, 

The Thajie of Kyle laft Week was oblig'd to go 
fome Diftance from Home ; I had Notice of the lucky 
Minute, and was foon admitted into her Bed-Chamber, 
where I found her in a perfe^ Undrefs, but foadorn'd 
as migh\ lender her moit agreeable to her Lover i a thin 
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loofe Rcbe but ill concealM the charnung Proportion of 
her Limbs, and her fnowy Bofom was all bare, and 
difcoveiM two fuch beautiful Breads, as wou'd have 
tempted an Hermit to have prefs'd them with his con- 
fecra:ed Hands. They were white, firm and round, 
and heav'd with an agree .ble Motion, that betray 'd the 
foft Defires of her Heart ; on her Face was fpread a 
warm and confcious Blufh, her Eyes darted Fire, and 
her curious Hair hung loofly down her Shoulders, in 
fuch Quantity as made her a natural Veil for her Body. 

You may imagine this Sight was like Wild- fire in 
my Blood, and made me immediately throw myfelf 
down by her, put afide the thin Garments that de- 
ny'd my Eyes the Ei^auties of her naked Body, and 
difcover fuch Symmetry, that all the Poets feign oi Venus 
cou'd not come up to. I was now fcarce got into 
Poffeffioa of this ineftimable Treifure, when in the next 
Room we heard the Thane s Voice, which made us 
ftart from all our Pleafures intJ the utmoll Confufion. 
I'he Danger was prefling, the Moments of Confidera- 
tion fo few, that we concluded of nothing but the worft 
Events. I was refolv'd to deliver her by the Death of the 
ThanCy and therefore drew my Sword, which had he 
then entred, he had certainly found immediately in his 
Body ; but fome Accident detaining him a few Mo- n 
ments in the Anti-Chamber, fhe came to herfelf, and 
bid me hide myfelf under the Bed ; that to be fure he 
cou'd not (lay long with her, and that her Reputation 
wou'd not fuffer me to take any fuch defperate Remedy, 
which wa, worfe than the Difeafe, fmce it cou'd pro- 
. duce nothing but both our undoing. 

J immediately comply'd with her Defire, and was 
now fettled in my uneaiy Poll, and fhe pretty well com^ 
pos'd from the Dif rder, and plac'd on the Bed, the 
better to conceal what had been done, when the Thane 
enter'd the Room ; and approaching the Bed, ask'd her 
what made her in that Undrefs, and that Place in the 
Middle of the Day. Becaufe it is the Middle of the 
Day, reply'd flie, <^^Jhen the Heat is fijirong, as to make 
all Cloaths intolerable, and is only Jit for lying filly and 
Jleep away the fultry HourS:,^ 

■,^rt^»t\i')fiSi--" " Thf 



of MACBETH. 229 

The Thane fate down by her, and his playing with 
her Bofom, and looking on her Beauties In fo tempting 
a Pofture, gave him Defires, which he was refolved not 
to balk. Thou art fo charming^ my Annabella, (/aid he) 
that I find a frejh Touth invade all my Veins at tbeVicfvu. 
of thy Perfon ; I muji indulge the luelcome Vigour, anct 
enjoy the Treafiire, that is my onvn <vuhen I am able. Ana^ 
Bella try'd all Means to put off the odious Enjoyment^ . 
which was as difguftful to her, as tormenting to me« 
She pretended, fhe was not well, afTum'd an ill Hu- 
mour, ftruggled, fcolded, but all in vain, the olcj.; 
Thane by the Authority of a Husband made her fub- 
mit to his Pleafure, while I fay in a double Rack, both 
for fear of a Difcovery, and to be witiiefs of my Mi- 
ftreifes fufFering the Embraces of another, which neither 
fhe nor I cou'd prevent. . . 

The Matrimonial Contefl: being over, and fome taftew ' 
lefs Endearments paft, the Thane retir'd, with AiTurance 
of his Return before the Evening ; for her Beauties were 
fo great, that he loft all his Happinefs by the Tyranny 
of his Bufmefs, which deny'd him to be alvv: ys in her 
Prefence, and to dedicate himfelf entirely to her. 

She faw him down Stairs, and mounted his Horfe, 
that Ihe might be fure he was gone, wifhing the Beaft 
might fo dii'able him at his Journey's End, that he might 
not return very foon to interrupt her Pleafures. Alfoon 
as fhe came up, having lock'd all the Doors, ^Hq came 
to me, and bid me enlarge myfelf from fo uneafy a 
Prifon. I foon obeyM her Summons, and with Shame, 
and Defpondence in my Eyes, obferv'd no lefs in hers, 
which were caft down on the Ground, while her Face 
was all on a Flame with Blufhes at what was paft. 
T)o you not hate me., faid fhe, after nuhat has paji. To 
hate you is impoffibky (reply 'd 1) thofe Eyes and t horfe 
Beauties J nvcre made to give Love and not Hatred. 1 
hate the Tyrant thy Husband, and hope he <u)ill break his 
Neck and never may be admitted to rifle thofe SvoeetSf that 
fwere made for the Blefjing of Youths not to be ahufed 
by old Age. I cou^d have voijh'd, that his fond Fit had 
been lefs fuccefsful <when I voas fo nigh. But certainly 
there nvas no other Courfe to get rid of his Impertinent » 

It 



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// njcas the Malice of my Fortune ^ dear Annabella, and 
not any Fault of Tours : It ^-was a Check to my Happinefsp 
*wbkh elfe evooud have made me too fat'nfyd in my Ccn- 
ditibn ; but let us keep the Memory of the curfed Accident 
no longer ali<ve hy our Difcourfe, nvhich I nvould have 
utterly forgot. Let us lofe no more time in repeating our 
Miferyy hut drmvn all thoughts of ii in an Oct an of 
Joy.- 

No (faid Annabella) / can''t forgive myfelf^ and 1 
nfsill therefore deny my/elf the Satisfadion of your Em- 
ifraces, to do Penance for wy Folly. But indeed I knevo no 
other Way of delivering both my/elf and you from his Com- 
pany. No morey my Charmer (laid 1) lamfatisfydvuith 
the NeceJJiiy ofvchat is pajl^ hut cannot be fo vjith a de- 
nial of vchat ought to enfue. Let us therefore to the Bed, 
and there redee7n our Time in Pleafures, better felt than 
expefs'd. 

No, fa id (he, I Jhall cotne polluted to your Arms'^ hut 
1 nv ill make n Purgation hy Water, as the Ancients us^d 
to do — faying thefe Words, fhe open'd two folding 
Doors, which difcover'd a neat Bath Itrow'd with fweet 
Herbs, and pafnng in, threw off her Cloaths, and bu- 
ry'd herfelf in the liquid Odours. The Sight of this 
Venus fet me again on Fire, and fpeedily undreffing 
me, I ralh'd i.uo the Bath and clafpM her in my Arms. 
What nevj Ways dojl thou find, my everlafiing Charmer, 
to vary thy Beauties and my Plcafures ! Having fpent a 
few Moments in this watiy Scene, we came out and 
drying curfelves with the Linnen, that lay ready for 
that Ufe, I conduded my Venus to the Bed, and throw- 
ing off the Silk Counterpain and the Sheet, with which 
only it was cover'd, we enter'd the foft Lifts of Love ; 
where we fought the Battle with that Obftinacy, that 
we had fcarce Time to drefs, and I to get away before 
the old Thane returned. I was juft got out of the Garden- 
Door, and gone a few Steps when I faw him and his 
Servant, turning of the Corner of the Street, and mak- 
ing full fpeed to his Houfe ; and I made as much hafte 
as I cou'd to my own Apartment to refrefh myfelf 
. with Food, and Repofe after a Journey fo long and 
fatiguing. 

Since 



ofMACBErn. 231 

since this I had no Opportunity of feeing Annahella 
again till this Day : But yefterday had a Summons to 
meet her in the Garden-houfe when the Thane was a- 
fleep, and all the Houfe at their Repofe, But how 
that AlTignation came to the Knowledge of young 
Caltknefs I can*t imagine, unlefs ihe has told fome 
Servant near her Perfon, of trufting whom there is in- 
deed fome Neceffity. Thus you find, my dear Friend 
(concluded Macbeth) that I put a perfedt Confidence in 
you, and let you in:o the Secrets ot my Soul, which no 
Man alive {hou'd partake of but yourfelf. 

lam fenjible of tl^ Favour y my Lord, (reply 'd I) and 
I dare believe yon ivHl never have Caufe to repent your 
intrKJling me nv'ith any Taking. But to give you the greater 
JJfurance, I Jhall return your Favour ^ vcith the Account 
of another of my oivn nvith a Lady no lefs beautiful^ as 
Jharing indeed her Beauty in fo near a Relation as aSijier. 
What the charming Jaquenetta ihe Wife of the Thane of 
Gaury (interrupted Macbeth?) The fame, return'd I. 
^Fhen our Souls tvere dejiind to an Intimacy by Sympathy, 
vjhich drevj both our Hearts to the charming t-ivo Sfjiers. 

In that indeed we perfed:ly agree, but my Amcur 
is too calm» and fecure to give me thofe Whets to my 
Appetite which you enjoy. You know the two Fac- 
tions that divide the Court, is that of Caithnefsy and that 
of Rofs. The Thane of G««ry, is wholly in the Intereft 
of the Thane of Rofs^ from whofe Interell in the King 
he promifes himfel/ the Eftablilhment of that Greatnefs 
he aims at. Ambition is his only Aim, and the im- 
portant Bufmefs that takes up all his Thoughts, to which 
he facrifices all Confiderations whatever. This makes 
him fo aftive in engaging all the young Noblemen he 
can in the Interell of the Faction of Rofsy adapting his 
Baits to the Inclination of the Party he wou'd profelyte. 
Youth is generally fway'd by fome Paflion andPleafure, 
or other, \yhich biaffes its Reafon, or at leaft Opinion 
and Zeal. This Man he entertains with Mufick, that 
with fplendid Treats; this with Prefents of Horfes, that 
with lofing his Money to him at Play. He eafily dif- 
cover'd my Inclinations to his Wife, which gave him 
more Joy, than Difturbance, fince he had now found 

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a Bribe in his Power to win me from a Party he thooglit 
me before too much inclin'd to. He, therefore, in-- 
vites me to his Houfe, carefles me with all the Ten- 
(fernefs of a Brother, and vows all that is in his Power 
at my Service. 

After Dinner he leaves me with his Wife, and offici- 
oufly fhuts the Door after him. She had her LefTon 
from her Husband, anJ immediately attacks my Incli- 
nations for the Caithnefs Fadlion, urges the Honour and 
publick Spirit of th: t of Rofs. I tell her the Story of 
my Heart, and afTure her that her Will fhould biafs me 
to which Side fhe pleafed, fince her Eyes had obtained 
an abfolute Sway over my Heart, that it was impofTible 
for me to purfue any Ccurfe, that fhe did not direft. 
That in pleafing her I arrived at my Willies, and that 
from that Moment I lifted myfelf in the Catalogue of 
of her Converts, and would receive all my Diredions 
from her. 

In fhort, I urged my Paflion with that Eagernefs and 
Addrefs, that I found Ihe had no Averfion to the Story, 
which had made me hope for the fpeedy Succefs that 
followed. In this Difcourfe I had drawn pretty near 
her, being fallen on my Knees with her Hand in mine, 
en which I fealed all my Vows of Fidelity and Service. 
From thence I venture to her Lips, and found nO Re- 
pulfe from the eager Advances of KifTes, as warm as my 
Defires. This gave me Boldnefs to proceed to greater 
Libertie-, and brought me a nearar Degree to Enjoy- 
ment, till fhe funk in my Arms, and fuffered me to 
rifle all thofe Sweets, which merited greater Difficulties 
to obtain, and yet leijjbned not their Value by being 
given fo eafily. 

I retired to my Lodgings, highly fatisfied with my 
Succefs, and made no Difficulty of entirely furrenderinff 
myfelf to the Party of Rofsy in which I have continued 
xealous ever fince. The Caufe is known only to Jaque" 
netta, her Husband, you and myfelf j but Love not 
Reafon, was the Motive of my Converfion; and I look'd 
on the Parties with fo indifferent an Eye, that a much 
lefs cogent Argument might have carried me to either 
Side. For the Strife is not at all for the public^ Good, 

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but which (hall engrofs the King, and make all the Pre-,, 
fermerts their own, and thofe of their Fadion. This 
Affair has continued feme Time ; but Jaqucnetta has 
the Addrefs artificially to make Obftacles, where reall/ 
there are none, by that to falve her Husband's Reputa- 
tion, and heighten my Love. For fhe always makes 
our Enjoyments To fecret, and with fo much Caution, 
as if fhe were afraid of her Husband as much as her 
Sifter, tho* whatever (he does in this Amour, fhe doe's 
by his Authority. 

Having thus made a mutual Confidence, and vow*^d 
a perpetual Friendfhip, we parted. I went imn-.ediately 
to Court to hear what was become of young Caithnefi\ 
and whether his Wounds had prov'd mortal ; or that 
there was any Hopes of his Recovery. Thu' Caithnefs 
was not of the Blood Royal, yet he was a powerful 
Man in his Country, and had ftill fuch an Interell ifi 
the King, that it would have been hard for Machethf 
then not much known at Court, nor ^ttty much in the 
King^s Favour, to have efcap'd a Difgrace iiv his ilrft 
Rife. 

When I came to Court I found the Thane of Caith- 
m/ixxi fome Fury, telling his Cafe to the Ch't?f of his 
Party, aggravating the Alf ult on hjs Son by Macbethi 
as if he had endeavoui'd to f flaliinate the young Caltl* 
vi/s^ and not he Macbeth. Ke urg'd, rhat if the Princes 
of the Blood were permitted fuch Excefies, none cfthe 
Nobility were fafe, who flioa'd prCiume to oppofe then% 
on the moll jullif able Occafions. That all t!ie Quurel 
Macbeth had to him, was hisefpoufing theCaufe of three 
innocent Gentlemen, whom he had turnM out of their 
Pi ces to gratify his Creatures; that one of them had 
fallen in Defence of his Son, by the Hands of many 
bold Affaffins, headed by that Prince. He urg'd thenn 
all to iurround the King with one common Complaint, 
fmce doubtiefs it was meant, as an Infult to the whole 
Party ; that the Fadion of Rofs was certainly in the 
Bottom of the Defign, and had put a young hot-headed 
Prince o;i an A(^ion, which they durll net engage ia 
them .elves.. 



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234 ^^'^ Secret Hi-story 

Jufl as he had done his Complaint, the King came 
out of his Apartment, when old Cnithnefs falling on 
his Knees, with Tears in his Eyes demanded Jullice 
for the Lofa of his Son, that now lay expiring with the 
Wounds he had receiv'd from a Band of Rufhans, head- 
ed by Macbeth. This was feconded by all the Party, 
and urged with that Vehemence, that the King was 
going to order him to be taken up, and committed to 
Prifon till the Event was feen of his Life or Death; 
when making up to the King I defir'd to be heard, and 
told them th^ the V^ane of Caithuefs had foully afpers'd 
and belyM his Kinfman Macbeth', that to my Know- 
ledge Macbeth was aflaolted by three Rogues, em ploy 'd 
by the Son of the 7hane,SLnd had only efcap'd with his Life, 
hy my accidental paffing by and coming to his Refcue,; 
that as we were purfuing two of the Affaffins, the third 
being fallen by the Hind of Macbeth ^ the young C-aith- 
nejj llopping the Run-away s, exhorted them to renew 
their Attack on both of us, which he encouraged by 
/drawing himfelf, and putting at Macbeth; but the 
Rogues had not Courage to join him, but flying ftill 
fafter, Macbeth in his own Defence, and with his fin- 
gle Arm had given thofe Wounds to the Son^ which 
die Father without Caule complained of. 

The Heads of the Fa£llon of ^^ being by, took 
hdd of this Opportunity of engaging Macbeth in theijr 
Party, and with fuch Vehemence efpoufed his Caufe« 
that at once provoked the Indignation of old CaithneJ)^ 
and brought the King over to their Side. They there- 
fore prevailed with the King to fet a Day when Mac- 
beth (hould clear himfelf, and bring the young Caithnefs 
to a Tryal for his Affault of one of the Blood-royal of 
Scotland; which being fixed to the tenth Day after the 
Wounded was recovered, one Side went away with Sa- 
tisfaftion and T riumph ; the other with Shame and In- 
dignation, and fecret Vows of Revenge, when Oppor- 
tunity offered. 

There was no Body fhevved more Zeal in the Caufc 
■kA Micbethy than 5rj:/?^«/o another Prince of the Blood, 
prompted both by a particular Fiiendlhip between them. 

and 



of MACBETH. 235 

and his Apprehenfibns of the like Danger himfclf, as 
frequently having Occafion for going by Night, axid 
alone on AiFairs of the fame Nature, that had thus ex- 
pofed Macbeth to the Aflaylts of his Enemies. 

The Faftion of Caithnefs had frequent Confultatiofts 
on this troublefome Affair, and the uneafy Condition of 
their Party, which was very much in the Wain, and 
every Day lofing ground with the King. But he being 
a very weak Prince, was often won and loft by each 
Side, as the laft Impreflions were made on him. TIic 
Tbane of Caithnefs himfelf was a Man of Skill in pub- 
lick Affairs, of great Addrefs in Bufmefs, and of a ge- 
nerous Temper j but all his Defigns were fpoiled by his 
Impatient Temper; which was a Weaknefs fo well 
known to his Enemies, that they frequently made afe 
of it to difforb his Reafoning in Council. The Thane 
of Kofs^ the Head of the contrary Fadion was a Man 
of a very clear Head, cool and fedate in his Debates^ 
and never was obferved to be in a Pafiion in publick in 
his \Mq, It was not in the Power of Man to ruffle his 
Temper, or make him lofe that Moderation of Con- 
do^, by which he conflantly fteered all his Adions. 
Bat then he was avaritioos, nerer forgave the leaft 
Offence, and fore though late would pay Revenge where 
he thought it was due. He had no Meafure in his Am- 
bition, nor Luff of Wealth, yet he knew whom to let 
participate of the publick Spoils, and whom to exclude. 
He knew the Temper of all the Nobility, nor wanted 
the Arts to wheedle the People into an Opinion of his 
Honour and Love of the Publick. 

This being the Character of the two Heads of the 
oppofite Parties, the Followers had a greater or lefs 
Searoning of either of thefe Qnalities. Thofe of Caith- 
tiffs were generally hot-headed, but generous, thofe 
o\ Rofs affable, courieou", but rapacious and niggardly. 
However all managing their Penary with fo much Pru- 
dence, as to fufpend the Hatred of the People by popu- 
lar Pretences till their Bufinefs was done; and thea 
they eafily took their ^ietta to make Room for ano- 
ther of ths fame Clan to follow their Steps, and enjoy the 

fame 



236 T^he Secret History 

feme Benefit. If their Exorbitances loft them the Iting^ 
Jind the People for one Year or two, ihey always had 
Addrefs enough to wipe out the Odium, and force their 
Way to the Head of AiFairs, and keep their Polls folj 
ten or twelve. 

in a Debate of the Heads of the Faftion ofCaithnefSf 
it was rcfoived, that the young Lord fhoa'd, as foon as 
able, apply himfelf to the 7hane of Ky^e, and tell him 
all that he knew of the Intrigue o[ M(2cbetb with his 
V/ife, and infinuate, that his Wounds, and Difgrace 
were the EfFeds of his Zeal for his Honour ; by which 
Means he might revenge himfelf on the Partiality of 
the Lady, who had negleded him, and prompt the 
Jealoufy of Kyle, to revenge himlelf on the Man that 
had done him fuch Wrong ; which being fpcedily put 
in Execution, might prevent what he could fay againlt 
him on his Trial ; and laftly, it might bring the ^hani 
of KyU over to their Party, when he found the Spoiler 
of his Honour in the Party ofR/s. 

This rafli Refolution was too agreeable to the hot 
Temper of the Youth for him to delay the putting it in 
Pradtice. He therefore fends to the 7hane of Kyle^ 
that he was coming to wait on him, and defired him to 
ilay at Home for him, becaufe his Bufinefs was of fuch 
Importance to his Honour and Reputation, tjiat it might 
rot be deferred. 

The old Tbam happened to be with his Wife, when 
this Meflagc was delivered, and returned for an Anfwcr, 
that he waired him that Hour. Annabella was imme» 
ditely apprehenfive, that his Refentment of her Slights, 
and the Difgrace that Macbeth had given him, prompt" 
ed him to fome Mifchief againft them. b»jt could not 
conceive how he could have Grounds fufficientto do her 
any Prejudice, unleG the Declaration of his finding Mac- 
beth in the Porch of her Garden door might be thought 
fo ; and yet fhe could not tell how to Account for his 
watching there, if he had not had fome Intelligence of 
the Aflignation. Full of thefe Thoughts fhe fends up 
for her Maid, that was her only Confident in the 
Amour. She charges her with Treachery, in betray- 



of MACBETH. 237 

ing her Secrets to the young Caithnefs, from whom flie 
expefled her immediate Ruin. That it was in vain to 
deny that this Minute, which (he muft be called to de- 
clare the next, as an Evidence againll that Miftrefs that 
had confided her Honour and Lite to her Fidelity. But 
that yet it was in her Power to retrieve what fhe had done 
unlefs fhe was really her fecret Enemy ; but fhe fhoald 
remember, that fhe could not long enjoy the Benefit of 
her Treachery, fince Macbeth would be fure to revenge 
her Quarrel ; whofe Interell, and Power every Day 
encreafed, as that of the Houfe of Caitbnefs declined, 
and withered away, ^>' 

In the midft of thi, Difcourfe the Maid was fent for 
in hafte to her Mafter, fo acknowledging her Weaknefs, 
unable to refill the Bribes of young Caithne/s, yet fhe 
was refohed to turn his Malice on himfelf, and favfc 
her Lady from that Danger into which fhe had thrown 
her. 

The Maid went to the Thane without any feeming; 
Concern ; but the Millrefs followed after with too much 
Uneafinefs not to be feen in her Countenance ; refolving 
to liilen to the Confult, and determine either immediate 
Flight or Stay as fhe heard her Caufe go. 

AfToon as the Maid was entered, the young Catthnefs 

thus addrefs'd himfelf to her. The Difcovery you 

ha<ve made to me of your Ladies intrigue luith Macbeth, 
has lain fo long on my Conjcience. that I could not reji till 
I had informed my honoured Friendy the Thane of Kyle, 
<fthe Treachery of his lVife\ an Angel indeed in the Beait- 
tiesofher Body, and 1 <rjoiJh for her Husband'' s fake^ fhe 
nvere no lefs in Mind and Manners, 

Sir, (reply'd the Maid, without any Change of Coun- 
tenance, or Fear) Tou furely are mad, and knonv not 
nxhat you fay j or eife you take this hafe ungenerous Method 
of renjenging yourfelf on me, and my Lady for flighting 
your Endeavours, at ixihat you noiv accufe Macbeth cfi 
you are unjufi to dery her thofe Beauties of Mind ofixhieh 
you ha've made Experience, njohen fhe reje^ed your ivfa^ 
mous Suit, though you are young and baudfomey and rkp 
Lord fometUng in Tears, .'in. 

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7Jjeu Monjier of Women! (cry'd out the hot young 
^lan) is it pojjjbie fo much Impudence and Guilt can 
meet in one Per/on ; Did you not let me knonxj of the -^JJig' 
nation the Night I fought 'vjith Macbeth I Was he not 
foitJid in the Porch of your Garden? Had you not my Gold 
for the Intelligence ? true (my Lord) reply d the Maidy I 
confefs 1 had Gold of you^ and you defer'jed to lofe it nx:ith>' 
Out anf Effect y fincc it <was n.eant as a Bribe to my Inte- 
grity ; and as the Sho^tver of Jove to let you into the Bra- 
xen lonuer nvhere my Lady luas concealed. But, Sir, I 
frefume you cannot boaji that I did perform 'what you de^ 
fired I never did admit you, nor e<ver ivould^ Heaven 
knoivs ny Hearty any Man li<ving to the Injury of the 
Honou. of m^ good Lord, or my Lady , being 'very nxjell af- 
fu^ed of the eternal Hatred of both, and immediate Pu- 
nifhn.cnt for any fuch TranfgreJJion. 

The Thane of Kyle was almoft confounded in the 
Matter ? for he could not imagine, that the young C^ith- 
tiefi could have fo much Folly and Madnefs as to fum- 
moa the i\ iaiu tor a Witnefs of the Truth of what he had 
afTerted againit his Wife, if he really had not been told 
fo by her But then that Readinefs and Unconcern 
in the Wench, and the Heartinefs of her Alfeveration 
, would not let him believe, that there was any Thing 
in the Matter, more than the Jealoufy of Caithnefs, or 
fome I/iifiniormataion he had had from her, or fome 
other of his Family on purpofe to bubble him of his 
Gold. At laft, Sir, faid he, / <Txould ivillingly think 
a Man of Honour fpoke Truth , but nvhen I find a Gentle- 
man quitting his Honour in the Accufation of a Lady, 1 
ha've more Reafon to credit my Ser'vant, 'whofe Enjidence 
feems to argue )ou guilty of a Will, though not a Poiver of 
injuring me that -very Way, 'which you nvould perfwade 
jne you abhor in Macbeth. 

This fedate Speech of JC);/<? provoked yo\xx\g Caithnefs 
; more than the Impudence of the Maid, and made him 
utter Words that railed the Spirit of old Kyle; who put- 
ting it dole to him, whether he had ever made any amo- 
rous Attempts onAnnabella? He in a Rage,and by way 
of Contempt, replied Tes^ and had juueidid as well as 

others^ 



(f MACBETH. iig 

Others t had I had but as much Jlavifh "Patience to attend. 
This confirmed the Thane, that his Wife was wrong- 
fully accufed, and that all that had been faid was the 
EfFedl of Revenge for his Difappointment. 

In this Difpute the Name of Annabella was often 
mentioned with fome Noife ; hence ftie took her ^e and 
entered, defining of her Husband the Reafon of that 
Noife and the frequent mention of her Name. Dopu 
knoiv this jou/ig Gentleman ? faid the Thane, he accufes 
you '—What of Cruelty to his P^o» '— interrupted fhe, 
7ny Lord? 1 am ajhamed that ycu encourage thofe hy your 
Trieitdjhipy nvho knonxy no Return^ hut to affront your 
Wife luith their criminal Love, I knoio not nvhat he can 
atcufe me of, hut the flighting his odious AddreffeSy and 
that I hope, my Lordy is no Crime in your Eyes. Enough^ 
my Deary faith the Thane, I doubt not hut thy Virtue is 
as good Proof againft Macbeth, as againf himt though 
he tells me a lame Story of an Intrigue you had ivith him^ 
of njohich he nvas informed by his Maid; but Jhe denies his 
Jffertiony and his Bafenefs in affajjinating Macbeth, and 
accufing a Lady of Adultery^ hecaufe fye nxould not com- 
mit it wcith him ^ and aho^ve all, hecaufe I knonv thy chajfe 
Temper and Moderation y I do for e^ver renounce all Com- 
municationnuith him, and forbid him my Houfe ^ and 'will 
be for e'ver after an eternal Enemy to him and his. Tou . 
tnay therefore noixi depart in Safety young Gentleman^ he- 
caufe you enter d my Houfe nonv as a Friend', but Death 
Ts your Loti f from this Moment you fet your Feet ivith- 
iii it. 

1 confefs, faid young Caithnefs, 1 am in the torong to 
think that any Man could be believed againji fo much Beau- 
ty i that the confcious Impotence of A^re could ceafe to have 
the Vanity of believing itfelf fuficient for fo much Youth. 
But be not too fecure, old Lord, Time may difcover <what 
that villainous Maid denies me the proof of. 

Having faid this, he left the Houfe in Confufion and 
Shame to relate his Succefs to the Cabal. 

Though the Thane o{Kyle was fatisfyM in his Wife's 
Innocence by the Confufion of young Caithnefs, yet, 
his laft Words would never out af his Head. He con- 

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fidered his Age, and her Youth, and that Confideration 
gave him a perpetual Alarm, and made him keep a 
continual Watch over her Adions. But Spies are mer- 
cenary, and will not fee what they are fet to Watch, 
when the Gallant^s Gold flies into their Eyes. This 
JMac&etb found true, for the very Creatures of the Hus- 
band mod promoted his Amour, till too much Security 
threw them on a Difcovery, which if not prevented by 
the Death of the Thane, might have been fatal to both ; 
to fuch Hazards does unlawful Love expofe its. Devotees, 
Annab^.lh had lately took a Fancy when in her Lovers 
Embraces to barracade the Door of the Anti Chamber, 
with fome Chairs, and at a little Diilance ihe placed 
fome fmali Stools, with the Fire-ihovel and Tongs up- 
on them J perhaps forfeeing what afterwards happened, 
if not on Purpofe to produce the Event which came to 
pafs. One Night, fhe was in the Arms oi Macbeth^ 
and the Thane of KyU having Notice of it by 
fome new Spy, not yet difcovered, nor in the Enemies 
Intereft, came up a back Way, and taking a Candle in 
one Hand, and his Sword in the other, he opens the 
Door of the Anti chamber, which finding barricado'd 
in that Manner, fo raifed his Indignation, that he 
made his Way in, and going in a Paffion, flumbled 
over one of the little Stools, and bruifed himfelf fo 
much in the Fall, being old and grof?, that he lay for 
dead. This alarms the Lovers ; he is hid, fhe comes 
out, removes the I'ongs, Stools and Chairs, before any 
one could come ; fummons the Houfe to his Aid, and 
gives herfelf the Air of a Grief, which fhe ought to 
have on fuch an Occafion ; for tho* the Thane breath'd, 
and fhewed manifefl SVnsof Life, )et he neither open- 
ed his Eyes nor uttered one Word, 

Macbeth was conveyed away ia the Hurry, Surgeons 
fent for, and all Things applie.l that might do him 
Good, but having bruiled fome Part within him, all 
Applicadons were in vain, for he expired before the 
Morning, in the Arms of his Wife, and the Prcfcnce of 
the Family. Tho' AnnabcL'a was infinitely plealed in 
her Heart at that Accident, that had not only laved her 

Life, 



^ i>J MACBETH. 24r 

Life, but fet her at Liberty to enjoy her Lover at Plea- 
fure, yet (he put on that ou;ward Form of Sorrow, 
which Widows generally ufe on OccaCons of this 
Nature. 

Many Days (he paid to this Formality, and foon af- 
ter the Interment many Nights to Love. Bat while (he 
could not be fatibfied with the frequent Enjoyment of her 
beloved Macbeth^ unlefs he confined himfelf perpetually 
to her Arms, he finding no more Difficulties in his A- 
mour, and tired of the intollerable Fondnefs of his 
Miftrefs, grew weary, and cold in her Prefence, and of- 
ten made lame Excufes for his Abfence. Till now hav- 
ing call his Eyes on the Daughter of the Thane o( Rofs^ 
newly arrived at the Court, he perfe<5lly abandoned /^«- 
jtahelUy in fpight of all her Endeavours to retain, or re- 
cover his Heart. 

This was an Amour of another Nature, and Matri- 
mony only could accompli(h his Defites ; there was In* 
terefi enough in the Match to engage his Prudence, and 
Honour enough to ftir up the Ambition of her Father. 
Macbethy whole Mind was e/er thinking of a nobler 
Chace than Women-kind, confidered that to link him- 
felf fo fait with the Head of fo power'ul and popukr a 
Party, would make an eafy Way to the down, if o- 
ther Circumiiances fhould ever concur: And the Lady, 
vs'hofe Soul was much fuller of Antbition than Love, 
fancied htr marrying a Prince of the B!ojd, fet her at 
lead fome Steps nearer the golden Circle. Both Sides 
having th^fe Klotives, th.* Match was foon agreed on, 
and the Day ^oi the Celebration of the lilarriage foon 
lixcd. 

But now the Trial of the young Caithmfs was pufli'd 
on with \'igour, which had all this -while been delayed 
by the Father's Arts and his Pretence of no: being yet 
recovered. The Matter was plainly proved againll him, 
ev-^en by the Villains he employed, who had their Par- 
don to be Evidences againlt him. He is convnTted, and 
condemned to Bani(hment into the Ifles during the King's 
Pleafure ; who was now fo well guarded and furrounded 
by the Creaturesof RoTs^ that no Application could be 
made to alter or retard the Sentence. Being therefore 

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242^ 7b& Sechet Hi'STORy 

compelled to go into Banifiiment, he was accompanied 
by all the Party of Cahhnefs feveral M-les from the City, 
and Macdonaldy a Man of great Intereft in the Ifles,went 
quite to the Place of his Exile, with an Intention to re- 
venge his Caufe,not only on Macbeth^wx. the King and the 
whole Court j as his after Attempts plainly difcovered. 

In the mean while the Wedding q{ Macbeth is cele- 
brated with great Magnificence, and the Prefence of the 
whole Court, except Cahhnefs and his Party, too melan- 
cholly, and too much difgulled to be prefentat a Solem- 
nity, which was fo hateful to them, and fo prejudicial 
to their Caufe, 

Soon after this Caitlnef, retired to his Eftate -in the 
North, which gave him a formidable Power in thofe 
Parts, and with him weni the Thane of Nairn and Su-. 
i her land ', Men of tuibulem. Spirits, as well as very poT 
tent in thofe Parts, where we thali iea-ve thein till their 
preparing thofe Fadions, in which they were Co fall in 
the Beginning of the Reign of Macbeth. 

Macbeth being married, his Lady infpijed a new Air 
into his Face, and Spirit to his Conduft. Amours, that 
had taken up fo much of his Time before, found but 
little Share in his Leifure Hours afterwards. He ap- 
plied himfelf wholly to Bufmefs and military Affairs, in 
which his Progrefs was fo {^tdy and conliderable, that 
he foon appeared at the Head of an Army, which he 
made by his Condufl and Valour fuccefsful. 

Macdonaldy whom I mentioned, retiring into the Wef- 
tern Iflands with the young Caithnefs, had been fo in- 
duftrious in MIfchief, as to ftir up the People of thofe 
J*arts into Rebellion, declaring againft the Fadion of 
Rofsy and the King himfelf, as the meer Tool of that 
Party, not free in his Adions, nor at Liberty to do Juf- 
tice to any, whom the RoJJians had a Mind to opprefs. 
l^acbeth and Bancho were made Choice of by the Mini- 
ilxy to command the Army againft the Rebels. They 
rendezvouzed at In^vemefst where the Command was 
thus divided : Bancho, with a fufficient Force, marched 
into Rofs to the Borders of Sutherland, to have an Eye on 
the Thanes of Caithnefs and Sutherland, who they had 
Keafon to believe were in the Defign, and would join 

them^ 



of MAC BET Hr. 24:5 

tliem, \f they found the Iflanders met with any tolcra- 
tle Succefs. But in Appearance they lay ilill, as not at 
all concerned in the Affair, either awed by the Neigh- 
bourhood oi Baucbo, or their own Diitrufl of good For- 
tune^ 

Their Agents however fpread ftrange Rumours of the- 
Power of the Iflanders, and made incredible Stories of 
their wonderful Exploits, thereby to dilpofe them to the 
like Attempt, or at leaft to difcover how ftrong their 
Party would be (hould they join in the Revolt, 

Macbeth part over into Skie, where all the Rebels wer« 
met, and ready to invade the Continent, had he not 
prevented them by his Speed. Macdonald and his Ifland- 
ers were fomething diflieartened at his Approach, and of- 
ten confulted of a Retreat; bat that was impofijble^ with- 
out a Victory, which they had Caufe to defpair of Not 
but that they were far more numerous than the Army of 
Macbeiky but they were a rude and ill-difciplined Mul- 
titude, and ill provided with warlike Stores and Arms^ 
and no News of the Men of Caithnefs and Sutherland^ 
■who, Macdonald, had allured them would join them, 
Macbeth would not give them Leave to recover of their 
Fears, but immediately fell on them, totally routed 
their Army, killing vail Numbers on the Spot, and tak- 
ing al), or moll: of the rert Prifoners. He then purfued 
Macdonald to a Itrong Fortrefs, whither he was retired 
with a Handful of his Follov/ers, that had efcaped the 
Battle. Bui finding himfclf unable to hold our, and ex- 
pecting or defining no Mercy from Macbeth, he fell on 
his own Sword, expiring the very Moment the For- 
trefs furrendered. Macbeth was not fatisfied with the Ex- 
ecution he had done on himfelf, but ordered his Head to 
ht ilruck off on a Scaffold by the Provoft Marlhal in the 
Sight of his Army. Nor was he conten^t with this Pu- 
«iflimcnt of the Leader, but contrary to the true VoWcy • 
of fparing the Multitude, he hung up all the Prifoners 
he took, which drew the Hatred oi all the People on the 
King, as done by his Order. 

^lacbeth and Bancho return in Triumph toCccrt, and 
receive the Compliments of all Degrees, and the Thanks 
<3f the King, and the CurelTes of their Friends. But 

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244 ^^^ Secret History 

they enjoyed not long the Tranqaility, fuc)^ a great S^JC- 
■cefspromifed them. For the domeftick Enemy being 
fuppreffed, Fate raifed them another far more terrible 
^id dangerous. For Siveno or Sra;ane King of Nor'vjay, 
^ame into the Firfb of Forth with a very numerous Fleet, 
Aboard which he had a very formidable Army, which 
he landed in Fife. 

The King immediately difpatched Macbeth to draw 
together all the Force he could in the Eaft, while he and 
Bancho made a Stand with what he could in Hafte ga- 
ther together ; and being too confident in his Men, ven- 
tured, contrary to Bancho^ Advice, to march againft 
Snx'enot and endeavour to drive him to his Ships before 
he had made too firm Footing in his Kingdom, as the 
Danes had done in England. He came to a Battle with 
the Narivegians^ and was beaten, but not in fo difgrace- 
ful a Manner, but that he made good his Retreat to 
Berths there to attend the Arrival of Macbeth ; who 
^now being come near him, at a Confult betwixt them, 
advifed the King to have Recourfe to Stratagems, fmce 
lie had met with fuch ill Luck in his Trial of Force. 
It was therefore propofed by Macbeth ^ that the King 
ftiould fend feme CommifTioners to Snveno to treat of a 
Peace, and of the Conditions that Siveno would be 
pleafed to allow them. That the Commiffioners fhould 
adt fo as to give the Nornvegtan Reafon to think the 
King's Cafe was very defperate, that fo he might be the 
^ore remifs in his Difcipline, and taking it for granted, 
that his Bufmefs was already done, make him negli- 
geirt.of the means of accomplifhing it, 
:_f,TheCQ Meafures approved, I was by Macbeth recom- 
niVended as a fit Perfon for managing this Affair. I 
took Carje to difcharge my Truft fo well as tc give full 
Satisfjifftion to thofe that employed me. For by my Ad- 
drefs I infpired a Belief, that the King only waited his 
Terms for an eatire Surrender. His firft Demand was 
a fufficient Qaajitity of Wine and Provifion to fupply 
his Army, to be furniihed every Day during the Treaty. 
I defired Leave to fend the King Notice of his Demand ; 
which being known to Macbeth, he took the Hint, and 
ri|-Djvti(e^ tP t.he Kmg the poifon^jj^ all the Liquor with 
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-a fopjreferous Drug, common enough in Scotland ^ and 
that when the Nornuegian Army had had their full Dofe 
the Zcots ftiould fall on them, and make them an eafy 
Prey. This was immediately put in Execution, and 
Word was returned, that the Supply demanded fhould 
be fent into the Camp the next Day, on Sivcno": Parol*, 
that none that brought it in fhouldluff-r any Injury, buc 
be permitted to depart in Security. 

The Norvjegians, afrer the Fi^tigue of a long Voyage, 
and that of a Baitle, were too fond of Refrelhmenf, to 
be at ail temperate in fuch a Plenty of good Lir^uor, fp 
that they foon threw themfelves into the Condition thit 
we defired. And oi r Army advancing, came Time e- 
nough to cut all their Throats, except the Kind's, and 
three or four more, who had been more tempetate than 
the rei^, who bore ofF the King, now half afleep with 
the Potion, and laying him acrofs a Horfe, hurried him 
a Ship-board, fcarce able to man one fmall Veffel with, 
all the Survivers of that fatal Day ; the ether Ships 
without Mariners fell foul on each o.her, and were funk 
in the Firth. 

This Difgrace coming to the Ears of Canuius, he 
fends another great Fleet with Men to revenge th^ Quar- 
rel of the Norivegiansy but Macbeth and Bancko fell en 
them as foon as landed, and cut moll of them to Pieces ; 
the reft make a precipitate Retreat to their Ships, hoifl 
their Sails and away to Sea, having had enougn cf At- 
tempts on the Scottijh Coaih. 

7'hefe terrible Defeats to the Narnuegiats and Danes, 
reftored Peace and Security to Scotland, fo that there be- 
ing nothing now to fear from abroad, they had the 
more Leifure to take Advantage cf a weak King, and ftir 
up Faftions at Home. This Succefs againft domeftick 
and foreign Enemies gave the Fa<^tion of Rofs too much 
Security to fuffir them to obferve any Meafures of right 
or wrong. They threw afide t}-.e> Veil of public Good, 
and every Man plainly drove at his own Gain, and Ad- 
vancement to Ports, tJiat might yield him that Profit 
which he fought. 

This Conduct in a little Time bred ill Blood in the 
People, and a RoJJian grew more odious than ever one 

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f)f Caitln-e/s had formerly been. The Thanes of dtith* 
ftefs^ Sutherland and Nairn had Notice of this State of 
Affairs, and thought it now Time to return to Gourtt 
where the public Grievances made Way for their Re- 
admiflion to the Ear of the King, and Adminiftration 
of the Public. Their Arrival alarmed thofe of Rofsy 
and the Scruggle begun with great Fury on both Sidesv 
The public Complaints gave the Advantage to thofe of 
Caithnejsy fo that they are again received into Favour, 
and, all their Dependants exalted to Places ; but that In* 
folence, which always made them lofe the Hearts of the 
People in a little Time, notwithftanding all the Exorbi- 
tances of the Faftion of Rofs^ who had the good breed- 
ing to pick your Pocket with an humble Bow, and op- 
prefs you with all the gay Affability in the World ; but 
thofe of Ca'ithnefs did it with Infolence and Pride, as if 
^hey had a Right to do what they did, and offered you 
no Injury at all. 

. During thefe Bickerings betwixt thefe Parties, now 
this, now that b^ing uppermpft, Macbeth being one 
Summers Evening in his Garden, beneath a fhady Ar- 
bour, was luird afleep by the chirping of the Birds, and 
the Murmurs of a tumbling Brook that ran jull beneath 
it. He had not been long afleep, but a Vifion appear- 
ed to him moil furprifing and pleafing ; three Women 
appe.ired to him with Faces Ihining with celeflwl Glory, 
and Qar'ment: like the Beams of the Sun. The firll: fa- 
lutes him by the Name of Tliane oi/^ngus; the feccnd by 
that of Af//r/-<2>' ; and the third by the Title of King of 
: Scotland. X know very well that there is a Story fpread 
abroad fmce his evil Adminiftration, that he met three 
Witches in a Foreil, who vifibly, and by Day-light, 
, gave him thofe Salutations, but I had it from his own 
Mouth long before, and take the Dream to. be nothing: 
'elfe but the EfFccl of his perpetual Thoughts how to 
bring that ambitious Delign about, and to which his 
La4y, whole Soul was nothing but Ambition, pufhed 
him on inceiTantly. 

NotwithlVinding the Power of Caithnefsy he found 
both the Popularity and Nobility fo much in the Interell 
Qi Macbeth, that he fmother'd his former i<efen;ment, 

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J^nd raade it his whole Endeavours to gratify his Am- 
i>inon, and make him his Friend. By his Intereft 
therefore he was firft made Thane of Angicsi and atiei- 
wards Thane of Murray.. However, Caithnefs pu: 
notfuch Confidence in the Merits of his Services to Mac- 
beth^ as not to have Spies enow about him to give him 
a continual Account of all his Defigns and A£iions. 

At this Time you know, Thane of Glamis, that 
there arofe a third Faction betwixt both, which grew 
extreamly popular, becaufe the redrefling the Grie- 
vances which came from the other two was their Pre- 
tence, and I believe the Defign of many of them. Ar- 
chibald^ Thane of Argyle^ was one of the Chief of 
this Party, call'd the Patriots ; and Macbeth forefeeing 
how advantageous it wou'd be to him to be at the 
•Head ofchejTi, foon encer'd himfelf in their Lilh, an<^ 
by Confequer.ce became their Head. Many of theie 
•Gentlemen, efpecially your noble Father, my dear Lorfi^ 
jnov'J with a generous Love and Companion for their 
Country, torn to Pieces by Faftions (for let which 
Side foevcr be uppermoft, Scotland was fure to be a Prey) 
began to confider how to put an End to a Mifchicf, 
that if not quickly prevented mull prove the Deftruc- 
tion of their Country. They found the King of fo 
iickle and weak a 1 emper, that he had loft his Re- 
putation and Efteem with the Nobility and Peopl'e; 
and fhow'd fo little Rel'olution, that his Declarations 
never carry 'd with them any Authority. The Evils 
were too great ior Duncan to redrefs ; they wanted a 
Man of Spirit, Bravery and Refolution to over-awe 
and quafh all the Parties, that had got too great Head 
for the Safety of Scotland. 

It was no new thing with us to remove one King, 
and fet up another, as we have judged it conducive to 
the publick Good ; and Mankind indeed feems to have 
a Right of doing this on jud Occafions. So thtit 
finding no Hopes of Remedy from Duncan, or his Fa- 
mily, they concluded to beftow the Crown on Macbeth, 
who was a Man of thofe Parts, that were reqiiifite to 
fo grea^. a Worth, in fo difficult a Time. " 

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i,|j Caithnefs, had fom^Jblind Intelligence of theiif jDelfgrr, 
,^^ leall had fuch Account of their ConfultationSy as 
l^compari^i^ it'wfth their A6Hons, he concluded that they 
*^.aimM at cletlirpning of Duman^ and fetting up Mac- 
heth or Bancho, or (ome other Relation of the Crown. 
, He fignify'd his Fears to the King, but the Patriots were 
'.too powerful to be attacked by open Force, and 
''therefore Caithnefs advisM tlie King, that fmce the 
Government of Cumberland was the firft Step to the 
Throne, he fliou'd cut off their Hopes that Way by 
immediately declaring his Son Malcolm Governor of 
that Province, tho* a Child. The King had but two 
■ Sons by his Wife, the Daughter of Sibert^ Duke of 
Ujrthufnberland ; this Malcolm was the Eldeft, and 
Donald or Duncan, the Youngeft, neither of them ca- 
pable by their Years of a Poft of ih^t Importance and 

dignity- Z.^- , 

This Step gave fuch an Alarm to the Patriots, that 

they were forc'd to have feveral Confultations about it. 

Some wouM net take the leall irregular Meafures for 

obtaining the greateft Good ; but thofe were but half 

Patriots ; while thofe who were refolv'd to put an End 

to the publick Miferief, were refolved to pufh on their 

Delivery by depofing of Duncan^ and letting up of 

Macbeth Or Bancho^ who was alfo thought on, tho* 

not furnifV/d with many Votes in the Cabal. 

In the mean time Macheth grew unea fy at thefe 

Delays, evVy Day exprels'd a greater and nearer Kind- 

ncfs for Banchot till having perfwaded him to a Belief, 

• that the Crown might be his \i Duncan were remov'd ; 

. cr if it fhould fall 10 Macbeth by Plurality of V^oices, 
yet as he had no Children, nor likely to have any, 

. Bancho wou'd by his Heir and Succeffor, either in his 
own Perfen, or in his Offspring. At the fame Tinje 
he put me on to perfuade Bamhoy that the Way to 
make ih^ greater Intereft with the Patriots, was to 
be before- iiand with Macbeth in the Dilpatch of the King ; 
for as long as hi was alive the Cabal would be very 
dilatory in their Refolves. I perfuaded Macbeth in the 

:mean lime to leave the Difpatch of the King wholly 

Ko Bancho, who wou'd ge: the Odium of that A<5lion, 

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llie Benefit of which Woti'd be" altogethCT " ))is^ H'J 
feemed to allow of my Reafons-. Bat whetTier pufti'd 
on by his Lady, or his own Impatience of expeftir g 
that golden Round, which already he fancy 'd on Ijis 
Brow, he fent a Party of Men, who joining Banchi^-, 
' and meeting the King on the Road to Innernefs^ fell 
'Oh him from their Ambufh, and ha\ing left him and 
fome of his Train dead, feparated without any J^irfujt, 
(b odious was the King grown to the People. . . ■,--^.^ 
\^ the News of the King*s Death arriving, the NoDi- 
•''t\ty aflembled at Scone, whither Macheth and Banc'lo 
came with the firft, both in Mourning for his Majefty, 
and fhowing in their Faces no little Concern. How- 
ever they were neither of them remifs in the making 
their Intereft, tho* it is faid, that Bancho made all Kis 
for Macheth, and only fet up for a Candidate to pt^e- 
Vent any other. However that was, it is plain, that 
Macheth Q2.x\Y\ the Point by a very great Majority ; 
and was very fpeedily crown'd King at 5'<rwt'. 

Malcolm and Donald, the Children of the unfort\2- 
nate Duncan^ fled away immediately, Malcolm for 
Cumberland his Government, and Donald to the 
la rds. 

Did I in this, O Glamis ! more than you, and the 
reft of the Patriors, who join'd in the Delivery of our 
Country from the Oppreffions of Faftions ! Did not 
Macbeth anfwer the End for which he was fet upon the 
Throne? Did he not keep his Word with the Nobility? 
It was by my Advice, that the firil Years of his Reign 
were fo eminent for Juftice and good Policy, that few 
Kings have excelPd him. Seneca cou'd not reftrain the 
Nature of Nero above five Years ; I did in gr^at Mea- 
fure that o^ Macbeth for ten. WouM you accufe Se/iecii 
for the Evils that Nero did after he had deferted his 
Counfel ? That wou'd be Injuftice. 

But I confefs, that I did not fufter, like Seneca, far 

'a Zeal for the Publick. I. confefs my Weaknefs, I 

did not oppcfs the wild and bartarous Will of my 

Prince, and my Friend, with that Warmth, that I ought 

"to have done. I have had, I own, more Regard to t.he 

Advantage of his Friendfhip, thaii to thst ^ub.ick Good. 

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which fet him on the Throne. But then I knew sdl 
Endeavours that Way had been to no Purpofe, and 
iCou'd only produce my Ruin without any Advantage to 
ihe Publick, as will appear when I come to an Account 
of his laft feven Years ; and then I hope you will fee 
that tho*^ my Favour with Macbeth, made me obnoxious 
to the Malecontents, yet that I turn'd that Favour to 
the Service of fome when it was any Way in my 
Power. 

When he was got on the Throne he endeavourM to 
fix himfelf by frequent and fignal Honours done the 
Nobility, and Gifts which were anfwerable to their 
Services to him and the Publick. He charm'd he Peo- 
ple by a due Adminiftration of Jullice, which the late 
Reign had deprived them of the Benefit of, and a real 
Severity v/hich foon reclaimed the wild Multitude from 
their irregular Ways. The RemifTnefs of the Govern- 
ment under Duncan, had given Rife to Robbers, and 
High- way- men to that Degree, that People lived as if 
there were perpetual Incuriions of an Enemy in the 
Country ; no Man being fafe on the Road, or fo much 
. indeed as in his Houfeor Caftle; whole Bands of them 
furrounding, nay openly bsfieging them in the Day- 
time. . 

This was an Evil as bad as War, and therefore to be 
removed by a Prince of any common Prudence. But 
thefe Robbers were grown fo numerous, that to attack 
them by plain Force might prove the Work of Time, 
and the Lofs of the Lives of many good Subjefls. Mac- 
beth therefore laid a Stratagem to do it all at once. His 
Money eafily found Admiifion among the Sons of Ra- 
pine, and corrupted fome to betray the reft. It was 
given out that there was a great Cargo of Treafure 
. coming out of the North ; but defended by a numerous 
Guard j the Creatures of Macbeth perfuaded the At- 
tempt with all their whole Force, as it palfed through 
, the Blair of Jthli by that Means not only to enrich 
^themfelyes, but even difable the King in his Endeavours 
of their Suppreffion, Money being the Nerves of War. 
Macbeth had taken Care to difperfe his Army on feve- 
,ial Sides of the Blair, with Orders all to march toge- 
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'tlieron fuch a Signal given. The Bait was come into 
the Plain, the Thieves engaged with the Guard, whence 
the King's Forces advanced on every Side, and hem'd 
in the Robbers ; (o that the greater Part furrendered ^t 
Difcretion, and the Obllinate were foon cut to Pieces, 
and fo put an End to that Plague of the Country, which 
had reigned a long while. This gave the new King no 
fmall Reputation among the People, while by his Be- 
nefit, they find they could now fafely fit under their own 
Vines, and enjoy the Fruit of their own Labours, wilh- 

.out having it raviftied from them by fuch lawlefs Out- 
rages. 

But there ftill remained the grand Evil, which had 
been the Source of the former ; and that was the Facti- 
ons of Rofs and Caithnefs y^\\o now began to llruggle who 
Ihould engrofs the Ear of the new King ; each pretend- 
ing the Merit of feating Mm pn the Throne. But Macbct!^ 

.was not a Man to be under Tutelage, ani tlicrefore na- 
turally hated both Parties, and refolded 0.1 their Extir- 
pation. He declared there (hould bs an End of all 
Parties, for no Man Ihould have Favour frpm the Crpwn, 

:bat by his own particular Defert, and thofe be entirely 
rejeded who diilinguifhed themfelves by the Names of 
either Fa£lion. Nor was his Declaration like thofe of 
Duncan, meer Words without Meaning, for he pun6lually 

xbferyed whatever he had determined. 

This put both Parties into a Rage, and that fo extra- 
Ordinary, that they both joined together, with a Refo- 

-lution tofetup yopng Malcolm^ or it he refufed it, any 
one eife whom they could manage better than they found 
they could Macbeth : To this Purpofe the Thane of 
Rojsy Caithnefsy Sutherland and Nairn retired to the 
Country, and there, according to their turbulent Na- 
ture, fet all in a Flame. Loyalty to the true Heir of the 
Crown vvas their Pretence, and the putting an End 10 
the Scandal of an Ufurpation, which mult end in the 
Ruin of the Nobility. 

Thefe Pretences drew in fome, but the Love of fifli- 
ing in a troubled Stream, many more, who had been 
too long ufed to Rapine to be pleafed with a legal Ella- 
blifliment, where Right only was to prevail, and Op- 

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/rr^oa to be deftroyed, -The Thanes were Alen* of 
"^reat Ertates, and had a numerous VaflT.ilage that de- 
^'j)qnded upon them, which enabled them to bring into 
ihe Field a formidable Power. But Macbeth wis not 
''^'remifs and idle in this Conjunfture, but muftering up a 
Force fufficient to curb the Rebels, making the Thane 
'of /^rgyle. Lieutenant General under himfelf, marched 
dircftly to the Foe. The Leaders of the Enemy were 
a liule furprifed at the Readinefs of the King, and 
fo refolved not to delay a Moment falling on him, for 
'fear that their Party fliould by his Strat; gems and En- 
.deavours fail from them, and their unjuitifiable Under- 
staking. They march therefore to feek out the King's 
"Forces, which yet were not all joined. The Thane of 
Jrgyli was advanced a Days March before the grand 
Army with about four thoufand Men, Horfe and Foot, 
but on receiving Advice of th'i Enemies Approach, he 
made Halt for the King to come up to him. But be- 
fore they could join, the Faftion fell on him ; but he 
maintained his Ground fo well, that they gave no Way 
till the main Body joined, and with that united Force 
foon put 2a End to the Debate. A miferable Carnage 
enfi;c3, the 'thanei were all taken Prifoners, and carried 
to Scone^ and the common People, by my Advice, mucK 
belter fpared than they were in the Ifle of ^kie» » jsr^Ji 
Macbeth and his Friends returned in Triumph, hav** 
ing perfedly fettled the Country, where thefe Commo- 
tions had been. And now the Debate came on whsit 
Ihould be done to the Ring-leaders of all thefe Diftur- 
banccs. Perpetual Imprilonment was the general Cen- 
fure ; and few of the Lords of his Council were for put- 
ting fo many Noblemen to a capital Punifliment. This 
Advice did not then relifh the Opinion of the King ; and 
much lefs when he had confulted the Queen, who was 
always for violent Ccurfes, and now warmly declared for 
the Execution of them all, tho' her own Brother, the 
Thane of Rojs^ was of that N umber. However, I be- 
lieve, myfelf, the Thane of Jrgyle, and you, my Lord 
Glamisy had prevailed, had not, at that very Moment, 
News come of the rifmg of Macgi/d, the moll power- 
fal Pexfon of Qalloi^aj. 'ihis piu an End to the Dif- 



of MACBETH. 2si 

pate, and immediate Orders were given for the behead- 
ing the Thzne of Ro/s^Caifhne/sy Sutber/anJ Sind- Nairn, 
' This Execution was fcarce over when the King drew 
his Forces down io Gallo-ivayt and after many Skirmifhes, 
in which he generally was wcr lied, he came to an En- 
gagement with the main Army of Macgild^ and gave 
him a compleat Overthrow, and took him Prifoner; and 
not rtaying for any formal Trial, by Law of Arms 
commanded his Head to be ftruck off on the Spot. 

^y his Succefs, and this Severity, he quafhed all the 
turbulent Spirits of the Time, andeitablilhed that Peace, 
which at firft he improved by making many good and 
wholefome Laws, and thofe indeed mere numerous, and 
more ufeful than any Prince before him. 

By thefe Arts, and this Condud he fixed himfelf in 
the Love of the Nobility and People ; and Scotland for 
fome Years enjoyed that happy Tranquility, it had not 
tafted in many Years before. 

All Obftacles being removed, which kept awake the 
ftirring Temper of Macbeth ; he began to give Way to 
that amorous Inclination, which Hurry, and Ambition, 
and Bufmefs had a long while lulled afleep. The Queen 
was a Woman, that took fo little Delight in the Conju- 
gal Embraces, that (he had an utter Averfion to Man in 
that Particular ; and the better to engrofs her principal 
Delight, the governing of the Nation, (he took Care 
to amufe her Husband with the Chaceof fome Ladies of 
the Court, while Ihe drew the Difpatch of all Af- 
fairs of State into her own Hands. 

As (he was ambitious, fo ftia was extreamly jealous of 
her Power, and mortally hated any one that could giv? 
her the leaft Caufe of Sufpicion, She remembered that 
Ba7tcho had appeared a Competitor with her Husband, 
and had for that Reafon a vigilant Eye over him. Her 
Spies had told her that fome Gypfies had affured Bancho, 
on enquiring his Fortune, that his Pofterity (hould be 
Kings of Scotland^ and keep PofTefTion of the Throne, 
as long as the Nation remained. This, tho' an idle 
Story, was fu(ficient to alarm a Woman of her Temper, 
who, from that Time, was contriving how fhe (liou],d 
engage the King to take him off, and his only Son 

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Hearts f which would be an effectual Defeat of thePi^ 
phecy. She was apprehcnlive that the Story of the 
Gypfies would fcarce be of Force enough to raife a Jea- 

, ioufy in Machetht a Man of whole Fidelity and Frjend- 
ihip he had had fuch Experience. Her only Way there- 
fore was to make a Breach betwixt them, which would 
make Way for thofe Infinuations (he had a Mind to 
make to his Prejudice. After much Study, Accident fur- 
niftied the Means. About this Time came to Court a 
beautiful young Lady, that was half Sifter to Banchoy 
tho' . of as few Years as his own Son Fleans. She was 
committed to the Care of her Brother, and his Wife, 
who was very intimate with the Queen. This young 
Lady by her was bioaght to kifs the Queen's Hand, 
and offer her Service. The Queen praifed her Beauty, 
and having heard who fhe was, immediately refjlved to 
make her the Engine of her Defign. She was very fen- 
fible of the amorous Temper of Macbeth, and was fo 
well pleafed with it, that fhe always indulged, nor ever 
gav£ him any Interruption of his Amours ; but on the 
contrary, if they depended on her, perpetually promoted 
them, fince fo long as the King minded his Pleafures, 
ihe enjoyed hers of the chief Adminillration. 

The firft Opportunity fhe had alone with the King, 
ihe took Care to ferve him with fuch a Defcription of 
this young Lady, that could not fail of the defired Ef- 
feft. When fhe had done thus, fhe took Care to fhew 

^her to the .befl Advantage, fo that by her Beauty,, and 
her Converfation, which was fprightly, fhe made an en- 
tire "Conquefl of the Heart of Macbeth. His other A- 
mours were nothing but Games of Pleafure ; contain- 
ing nothing difficult, few Ladies thinking it any Wrong 
to their Virtue, to take a King to their Arms. But 
Inetta (for that was her Name) had brought that Mo- 
defly, and Principle to Court that could not eafily be 
corrupted. She was about nineteen Years of Age, and 
had fo noble an Education, that fhe might jullly be 
reckoned among the learned Women. She was, befides, 
in her Temper more inclinable to Ambition than Love; 
and tho' fhe would not have been difpleafed to have been 

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the Wife of Machfth, yet -(he coald not think it agree- 
able to her Greatnefs, to be his Whore. 

The King made fome little Advances to try her fome- 
times, but foon found her of a different Relifh from t^e 
iqft of the Coort Ladies; which made him Hill more in 
Love, and defuous of vanquilhing a Difficulty, he had 
not yet met with in all his amorous Affairs. 1 he Queen 
was pleafed to fee her Plot take fo well, but was unfa- 
tisfied that the King's Defires were not more violent. 
She therefore told him that fhe would pleafe him with 
a Sight, that vyould give him a gveat deal of Pleafure, 
if he could bear it with any Moderation. She faid ihe 
was fenfible of his Inclinations for Inetta, and that fh^^ 
approved them, as worthily placed, but that it did not 
become a King to fuffer a Repulfe from the Pride of a 
fooliftiGirl, fo long as he had Power and Force to ac- 
complifii his Wilhes. Inetfa^ faid ihe, you hanje feen 
yet but by Halves ; o-ver the Door of the Bath you knew 
there is a little Inlet of Light , nxhence you may fee all hfr 
Perfedions of Perfon undifco-vered, and then you nvill he 
<oni<inced that /he is a Prize n»orth the taking. This 
Mornitig I intend to take her in nvith met he you at ysur 
Poji at the Hour. 

The King was tranfported at the Thought, and the 
Queen was as good as her Word, Ligtta innocently ap- 
pearmg to the View of the King as naked as ihe was 
born. I have heard him in Raptures give a Defcription 
of her Form, and a good Painter might idikt sl Fenus 
from the Draught he gave of her. Jf he was in Love 
before, he was now almoft raving ; Company was dif- 
guftful to him, and I only was admitted to the Secret of 
his Difturbance. I affure you, my Lords, I did what 
lay in my Power to divert him from a Courfe that mult 
be fo injurious to his Reputation and Intereft; but I 
might as well have preached to the Winds, Love had 
engroffed him, and nothing but the Satisfailion of his 
Defires cuuld give him any Temper. This being evi- 
dent, and loving the Man more than the King, I ad- 
vifed him to try fair Means ; that few Women could 
withftand Opportunity, and the Charms of Royalty in 
<heir Adorer, That Affiduity might do much, while 

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Force gave "biit lialf Enjoyment, and ex^ofed him Nf6 
the Revenge of Bcncho, who being of the Blood, artd 
a Man of high Spirit, would take no Attonement for 
fuch a Diflionour. ^' ' 

Macbeth feemed fatisfied with my Advice ; aiid find- 
ing Inetta alone, fell into Difcouife with her. The Queeri 
very decently leaves the Chamber, as on fome ftiddeii 
Bufinefs, while they were very earneft in fome Difpute. 
Ipor (he with fome Heat defended the Honour of Wo- 
jnan, which he maintained to be only a ufeful Word to 
• cover her Pleafures. But the Queen being gone, the 
King taking hold of her Hand fell down on his Knees 
by her, and cafting his Eyes full of Love, and burning 

Defire on Inetta^ thus delivered himfelf to her. — 

.Alas^ tnofi charming of thy Sex, doft thou knon» that thofe 
■ Eyes of thine have made thy King the moji tniferable 
Wretch in the World. Tes, Inetta, / loi'e you, and love 
you beyond myfelfy for my Life fnuji quickly terminate, un- 
lefs you ivill give me Leave to hope^ that 1 Jhall not al- 
fuays Jigh in vain. 

At that he clafped her Hand hard, and prefled it with 
ardent Kifles, thence rofe to her Lips, and amidft a 
thoufand Struggles ravifhed as many Kifles, without 
giving her Leave to fpciik one Word. But diiingaging 
•herfelf from him, fhe was running out of the Room, 
but that the Queen immediately entered, and feeing his 
Confufion, ask'd him what was the Matter. Nothing, 
9ny Dear, reply 'd the King, but that I have been rob- 
bing the fine Lips e/' Inetta of fome Kiffes, nvhich Jhehad 
no Mind to part vcith to me. She thinks me too old for 
fuch Favours. Inetta, return'd the Queen, is but a 
young Courtier, elfe Jhe voould not think the Kiffes of a 
King could be dijguftful\ efpecially nvhen fo innocent as 
.yours f tny Lord ; a little platonic Love any Lady might al- 
lon-v a King vuithout Injury to her Honour. All other 
Love, afl'umed Macbeth, is your Due, my ^leen j but 
that is vjhat 1 am confident you vjill not deny me, nor 
, Inetta refufie fit harmlefs an Amifement. 

I do not love to play voith a Flame (faid Inetta) 
•fyibich tho perhaps in itfelf innocent, fwill not be looK'd 
JUjb ^ Beholders, flki Kin£i platonUk Addreffei IJhqlf 
<VM.- V ' " ' ' not- 



of MAC BET m 2if 

not pre fume to cert fur e ; yet I mufi have that Regard (tj 
my o'wn Reputation as to retire from the Court , unlefs t 
can he affur^d of heing free from them. The Honour I 
have of being related to the King^ ought to infpire mi 
nuith a Caution of doing nothing derogatory to my high 
Blood, j^nd if 1 admit the Love of a King^ it fhall be 
9f onet that can make me a ^ueen. 

The Queen applauded her Kefolution, but was fhock*d 
with the Conclufion of her Diicourfe, leait the Fire fhe 
had rais'd ftiou'd turn to her Ruin ; for what might not 
a Man do fo defperately in Love, to enjoy the Perfon 
he lov'd on any Terms ; ihe therefore refolvM to get a 
fpeedy Enjoyment for the King, tho' fhe aded a Part in 
the Play, which did not at all become her. She ad- 
vis'd the King to have a few Days Patience, and fhe 
wou'd find a Way of fatisfying his Defires in Spight 
of the froward Virgin's Averfion. 

In the mean Time the King was extremely penfive 
and melancholy, nothing could pleafe him or give him 
any Mirth. Bancho diV^dht were together in the Palace 
Garden j and after fome Time Bancho prefsM him hard 
to know the Caufe of his Melancholy ; the King wcu'd 
by no Means be brought to declare it j till by his Im- 
portunity wore out, he ask*d him, what he would do 
to remove it, when he knew the Caufe. Bancho little 
fufpeding what was to CJine, afTur'd him, th-t if his 
very Life wou'd rellore him to his ufual Temper he 
Ihou'd command it. Well then ^ my Friend Edincho, (laid 
the King) you n:ujl knovj^ that it is in you>- Pov.'ef alone 
to give me that Relief vjhuh you novo Jeem fo -zealous 
to bejiovj upon me\ nor is it fo dear as to c of you your 
Llfey it may be fo done at a much cheaper Rate : tho" I 
fear fo dear, that you voill farce be fo good as your 
Word. Bancho ftill not rcfleding on the true Caufe, wa3 
prodigal in .his AfTurances, nor wou'd defift till Macbeth 
had declarM the whole Matter to him. 

I have a Ji range Confidence in your Friendjhip and Love 

(reply 'd the King,) nothing elje coud v:refi the Secrjit 

from tne. Knovj therefore, that I am in Love^. and in 

Love ivith your Sifer, and mujl perifh if I do not enjoy 

her. Bancho was quite ailonifli'd at this DifcQvery, and 

for fome Moments utter*d not a Word. At laft. ^ 

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^:5S The Secret HisTo^tv 

i mufl confefs (faid he) / little thought the Thunder 
•would fall there. I cou'd nvillingly facrlfice nf^ Life to 
your Repofe, hut not my Honour ; you woou'd net hwve ffit 
frcjfitute a Virgin of mj oivn Blood to your LuJ}^ you ha've 
not fo tnean an Opinion of my Virtue. Bancho (faid the 
King) / kno^jj thy Virtue in the Purfuit of Womankind. 
What Tyes of Religion or Honour didji thou e-ver ohferve in 
thofe Affairs? Tour Language usd to he that Woman 
diffol'v'd all other Conf derations, yet nonv you p> efer that 
•Trifle to the Life of your King and your Friend. 

I grant (reply 'd Bancho) that 1 ha've been a Latittt- 
dinarian in Lonjey hut noijo it touches myfelf I find my 
Error ; yet I ivas ne-ver fo unreafonahle , as to defire the 
Brother to pimp for me to his Sijier', nay, I ahvays took 
tare to conceal my Intentions from all, njolx)fe Intereji It 
nvas. to prevent my Pleafure^ and I knonv nt? Triendjhff 
or Duty that compels me to Jo njile an Office. 

Noiu had my Cafe been nuhat J pretended (faid the 
(King) I find I fijould ha^ve found no Complaifance to any 
Folly in you. But to tell you the Truth, that nvhich chiefly 
troubles me is, that 1 ha've no Children to twhom 1 may 
connjey this Dignity I have gaind j and that the Feopli 
are alvjays uneajy about a Succeffor in a barren Reign • 
Honv, therefore, to prevent this has puzVd me a kng Timei 
€ind I cannot yet tell vjhat Courfe to take in the Matter, 
J have had 'Thoughts of putting fome other into my Bed to 
f^pply my Place, perhaps Change might accompUJh vohat my 
confiant Toil cannot effeSf. But then, vjhom to choofe ai 
much confounds me ; it mufl be a Friend, or he is not t9 
be trvfted in an Affair of that Importance. And fuch a 
Friend I have not unlefs you nvoud comply nvith my De- 
fire ; for voith you it might prove effeSlual and fecretf 
nvifh another perhaps neither. 

Bancho w^s as much furprizM at this Propofal as the 
fGinier, nor couM tell what to fay to the King, who 
fpoke in fo ferious an Air to him. My Lord (faid he) 
•you feem to amufe mg avith Paradoxes ; and the befi Way 
I can interpret them is, that you have a Mind to divert 
^ourfelf at my Expence ; but no Matter if this remove 
hut your Melancholy. The King cou'd not perfuade 
him that he was in earnell ; and fo putting it off with 
:foiiie other Difcourfe, they parted. Bancho 



vof MJiCBETH. 559 

. Sando was alarm 'd about his Siller, and tho^ Mach 
h^th had put it off with fo lame an Kxcufe, yet he was 
afTraid, that there was fomething in it. He iherefoic 
examines her nicely, and finds, tr.at the King had told 
her his Paflion, but turn'd it off tq the Queen, as a pla- 
tonick Addrefs. 'Tis therefore refolv'd betwixt them* 
that file fhou'd retire from Court hy the iirft Opportu- 
nity, and that without any Notice till the Day of her 
going. 

This Difcourfe was not fo fecret, but it was over- 
heard and carry'd to the Queen, who had perpetual 
Spies about them both. She told it the King, who ia 
Return told her all that had pall betwixt him and Bancho, 
*rho' I cant appronje of your Propo/al to Bancho of a 
Thing of that Nature (faid the Queen) ivho looks on 
himfelf as your Heir, and has already given out Pro- 
phecies of it ; yet. if you can purfue the Hint^ and niuork 
kifn up to the Undertaking, J ik-ill fecitre him from ever 
giving. you any Trouble i hut Care muji he taken of young 
Kleans likcnvife, for my Mind cannot he at reft till the 
iKihole Family is remov d \ for till then you are not 
fecure on the Throne. The Night that is effected -% Vll 
take Care you Jhall he admitted to the Bed of lacttSL, 
fivhere you may compleat the Ruin of that odious Family ^ 
that fwi II oe a perpetual Source of our Fgars 

Mticbclh purfues the Queen's advice, being really 
alarmed with an Apprehenfion of BanchOy both in his 
Love and his Power. He confidered, that he would be 
a perpetual Curb to him, if he ihould think ht to indulge 
his Paflions, and go a little out of the Way in their 
Gratification. That he was popular, both among the 
Nobility and People, and a Man of a daring Spirit, 
that might eafijy be wrought oji to purfue the fame 
Tra6l with himj as they both had done with Duncan, 
He found it therefore no ill Pblicy to begin firft and fe- 
cure himfelf by deftroying him. But he had a further 
Rage againft him, for dcfigning to rob him of his Alif- 
trefs, by fending away his Silter without any Warning. 

He therefore fenc for Bancho into his Clofet, and be- 
gan the fame Difcourfe he had fo JaLely amufed him 
wichi giving him this Airurance, that he kul confuked 



$^9 ^he SjiCRET.HiSTORv 

|he Queen* and that fhe would approve of no otTicf 
f erfon ; conjured him by Friendfhip, and all other Mo- 
tives, to the Performance of fo impious a Deed, and fa 
injurious to his own Pretences of fucceeding to the 
Throne. However, Macbeth managed the Matter with 
that Addrefs, that he could not avoid complying, but by 
telling him it was dire«511y againft his Intereft that the 
Queen fhould have a Child, and that he might reafon- 
ably imagine might raife a Jealoufy in Macbethy fince 
there are few Princes but are eafily wrought into a Sufpi- 
cion of their Succeflbrs. Bancho therefore yields to the 
earned Entreaties of the King; who promifes to carry 
him to the Bed chamber himfelf, and fee him in Bed. 
The Bed is appointed, Bancho zxi^ his Siller are invited 
to Supper that Evening ; the Q^een puts on a more than 
ordinary Gaity, and the King lays afide that morofe 
Countenance, which had fo long ufurpt upon him. Mil* 
Tick, Mirth, and Pleafure wafted the Evening, till the 
Ladies withdrew, and waited on the Queen to Bed ; 
where leaving her, Inetta was conduced to her Appart- 
.ment to be Bed-fellow to one of the Maids of Honour, 
who was already prepared for the Mifchief by both- 
King and Queen. 

' This Apartment was the moft remote from the royal 
Bed chamber, on purpofe to be cut of the Noife, that 
would foonbe in the Palace Macbeth difmiffing the Com- 
pany, conduced Bancho to his L dging, and leaves 
him there to undrefs, then comes alone, and iconduds 
him in his Gown to the Queen's Bed fide, where he 
leaves him, and goes to Bed in a Room not far diftant. 
The Queen lies, as afleep, and admits him into the Bed ; 
but when now he turned himfelf to her with KifTes and 
Carefles to perform the Duty he came about, with a 
Dagger (he had prepared, (he ftab'd him to the Heart, 
and cryM out in fo violent a Manner, that the Ladies 
and Guard entered the Chamber, and found Bancho in 
the royal Bed all welt'ring in his own Gore. 

The Queen all in a Fright juft got from her Bed in 

her Night-Gown lets the Company know, thatreturn- 

_ irg from the King^s Bed to her own, fhe was no fooner 

■ " compofea 



compofed to Reft, but (he felt a Man come io Reef t^ 
her, and fpeaking to him as her Hugband, he anfwer'e^ 
nothing, ;,ut proceeded to Rujenefs ; which ftie refiftingj 
and offering to cr)* out, he ftopt her Mouth, and af- 
fured her he was a Lover, that could no longer live 
without this Happinefs, which he was refolved to take 
by Force, if I immediately wou'd not yield ; and that 
he had his Friend ready to fecure his Efcape; at which, 
faid ihe, I c/iu ht this Dagger, which always iierhy m( 
in tbs Night-time^ on/i duck him to the Hearty as the cn(y 
IV'iy to fecure my fe If from a Rape jo dijhomurtthle to the 
rcyd^ame. ^ V h nt^^ 

, Macbeth by this Time, and all the Court were come 
into the Chamber ; he pretends the laft Surprize, and 
could not fadsfy himfelfbut that all weremiftaken, fmce 
his Fiiendlhip for Baticho could never let fuch aThought 
enter his Bofom. Nay he (hed fome Tears at his Lofs, 
and ordered his Body to be carry'd into his Apartment 
till the next Morning, when the Caufe Ihould be heard 
by the whole Council, So he dirmifs'd them all, and 
he and the Queen retired to their Lodgings from whence 
he came. 

Now all was filent, and Macbeth takes a Candle and 
goes to the Lodgings where Inetta and the Maid of Ho- 
nour were in Bed. She told him fhe had fo far prepared 
her, as to give her a Dofe, which wou'd not eafily be 
removed by all his Efforts, at leaft before he had found 
the Reward of his Labour. Then fhe retired to a Palet- 
Bed in the next Room, and Macbeth throwing off his 
Gown enter'd that of the unfortunate Inetta, He found 
her faft afleep, and throwing off the Cloaths, foon at- 
tempts his Satisfadion. He had now been fometimes 
as happy as no Refiftance could make him, but unfa- 
tisfy'd ftill with fo imperfeft a Blifs, he longed for a 
compleat Enjoyment of what fhe fhould be as fenfible 
of as he. So repeating his Pleafure, fhe at lafl begun to 
ftir, and roufe from her deep and double Sleep, and 
by his eager Embraces waked in the midfl of Fruition. 
She leapt from his Arms, and cry'd out with all her 

Force, 



Force, but in vain ; he purfues her, brings her Back t<^ 
the Bed, tells her ihe now flruggles in vain for what 
is pall Redemption, fince the Jewel ihe valued was al- 
ready in his PofleiTion ; that Ihe now would be only an 
Enemy to herrelt to lofe that Pleafure (he might enjoy- 
without her own Confent. All he faid was to no par-* 
pofe, (he avowed her Innocence, vowed Revenge, and' 
abfolutely deny'd all Compliance. But the Place and 
her Condition, compelled her- to fuffer frelh Violences 
from him, till fatiated with Pleafure, and checked per- 
haps with fome Remorfe, and threatning her on any 
Difcovery of what was paft, fo left her, and returned 
to the Queen, who was now looking oVer fome Papers, 
and preparing Matters to improve this Plot oi Bancho^ 
and with whomfoever (he thought might be a Curb 
en her exorbitant Defires of arbitrary Power. 

The Morning came on, the Council is fummoned, 
and the whole Matter laid down before them, with aU 
the heightning Aggravation, that Malice could invent. 
The Fa£l was fo plain, that the Council was confound- 
ed, and could not help condemnii g the dead Bancho to 
Infamy. But out of a falfe Mercy, the Queen and the 
King forgave any Indignity to his Body, which was 
then honourably interred. 

The Noble Thane of Arg'^le, was a Relation of the 
Mother of InettOy and a Man of that perfed Honour, 
that Ihe refolved to tell him the Story, and conjectures, 
that her Brother fell by Treachery. The Thane infi- 
nitely furprized and enraged at the Indignity, was re- 
folved on Revenge, and drew into his Party all the ho- 
neft Patriots, among whom, my Lord Glamis, you were 
one. But the Court Spies foon gave Information of all 
your Confults, which gave no fmall Alarm to the King 
and Queen i to whofe Debates I only was admitted. 
The Queen told him, that there was no Security for 
him as long as he left one Man of Power in Scotland % 
fmcethey, as often as they thought fit, could advance, 
and dethrone whom they pleafed.That it was plain from 
this prefent Confpiracy, that they would never be quiet 
on every Pretence of Difcontent. That he now had an 

Op- 



.,of MACBETHi 2-% 

Opportunity of ridding his Hands of fo many at onice^ 
which eafily might be accufed of ConfeJeracy with Ban-^ 
cho in his deftin'd Efcape, ;,nd fuch Proofs of their pre- 
fent Confult. tions, as mi^ht colour the Execution. I 
did what I could to mollify her Majefty,^ but to no pur- 
pofe, and fndeed I did believe that NUcieth Was pc*-- 
fafe if you Were not apprehended. 

The Orders were immediately iffued out, and fever al 
taken up, none but yourfelf, and Jrgyle efcaping ttf 
your Country Seats. The reft you know were execut- 
ed after a formal Trial. Bu: Fleans got away the 
Morning he heard of his Father's Muither. Then the 
young Lorn was not far from Home at an Aunts, and 
lo was immediately feized and committed to my sJufto- 
dy, and a Meflenger difpatched to his Father^ that un- 
lefs he returned to Court, on the King's Parole for hi* 
Safety in anfwering to his Accufation, his Son fhould 
be a Sacrifice to his Abfence. The pious Father, to fave 
his Son, returned in a few Days, but was immediately 
clapt up into Prifon. I was deputed to examine him 
in Prifon, and to get what I could out of him, in order 
to his Piocefs. 

There had been an old Friendlhip betwixt us. I 
told him, that I was forry to be an Agent in fo deteftable 
a Matter, but would do him all the Service I was able. 
That he muft certainly expeft to fall in publick or pri- 
vate. That all I could do was to perfwade the Kincr 
to the latter, that then I might have the Means of fe» 
curing him a Flight, on this Condition, that in remrn 
he fliould confine himfelf to my Caftle in la, till bet- 
ter Days offered ; leaft fhould he appear any where elfe 
I might fuifer in his Room, and fo his Son would 
want my Protedlion, by which I had hopes of preferv- 
ing him in my Cuftody. I returned to the King, 
told him, I could difcover little from his Words but 
his Belief, that he had ravilhed Inetta, (who was fmce 
retired to a Monailry attefting that Truth) and mur- 
dered Bancho. But I advifed him if he thought of put- 
ing him to Death, he had beft to confider of the beft 
iind fafeft Way. He feemcd to me too popular a Man 

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264 TJ/ Secret History 

to be executed pablickly, even if he were evidentljr 
convided, fince he would certainly declare all he knevif 
of Inefta, and his Sufpfcions of Bancho*:. foul Play. But 
that he had better order him to be privately killed, and 
give it out that he had murdered himfelf ; that the Care 
of the Execution ftiould be mine, if he pleafed, and 
could confide in me. 

He was pleafed with the Advice, and confulting the 
Queen, found my Re.ifons of Force enough with hef 
to brin;j her to my Opinion; and both agreed, that I 
was the fitteft Man to take Care of the Bufinefs ; with- 
out doubt believing, when I had thus fhared their Guilt, 
I ftiould be the more firm to their Dcfigns, 

I had a Servant I could confide in ; and difgnifing the 
Thane, I committed him to his Charge, to convey to 
Jky while taking a Malefaflor in the Prifon, I ordered 
his Throat to be cut, and his Face extreamly mangled. 
He was much of the Size of the Thane, and foeafily 
deceived the King when became to fee him in that Con. 
dition. He ordered him private Burial, and gave it 
out, that in Defpair he had cut his own Throat. But, 
my deareft Lorrif thy Father is yet alive, and if you 
can difpaich a Ship to Jia, I will give you fuch a Token 
as ftiall bring him fafe to you. 

/ pardon all thy Roguery, interrupted the Thane of 
GlamiSf for this one only good Deed in prefer'ving the tnojl 
noble and bra<veft Man in Scotland. Why ivould you con- 
ceal this Happinefs fo long^ purjued Lorn, frof/i me, nfjhom 
it fo much concerned. Ho-iv nvould my Love for Eugenia 
ha've exceeded all Meafure, had I knonvn that I had ovjd 
my Father'' s Life to you, as avell as my oixjn. 

I mull tell you, my dear Youth, I did not think fit 
to tell any one of it; my Wife never knew it to her 
Death, nor was my Daughter admitted to a Secret on 
which my Life and Safety depended. But to proceed 
in my Story— —This Adlion fo engaged the Tyrant, 
for fo he was now become, that he declared me Thane 
o^ /ivguSy a Title till then feldom feen out of the Royal 
Blood. I eafily afterwards per fwaded him to give tie 
young Lorn co me, that being bred up under my Direc- 
tion, 



^f^ MJtCBETH. 265 

tion,I might feciire him a Friend of a Man of fuch Pow- 
^r. That however, 1 could have a watchful Eye over 
him, that he made not his Efcsrpe. I prevailed as far 
as 1 couid hope from his Jealouiy, which was that he 
fliould remain my Prifoner confined to my Hoafe, and 
that if ever he was feen without the Bounds of that, 
I (hould forfeit his Favour, and I;r« his Life. 

This obliged me to a ilrit^l Obfer\ance ot your Con- 
£neraent ; but whether I ufed ycu well, allowing for 
that, or omitted any Thing to render your Captivity 
eafy, I appeal to yourfeif. Lorn having afTured the 
Company of his Ufage, the Thane of ^gus purfued 
his Diicourfe in this Manner. 

On thefe barbarous Murthers all the Nobility forfook 
the Court, and left it to a Band of Cut throats, -and Sy- 
cophants, who were pliant to all their Prince's Defires, 
and who inrtead of foftning his wild Temper, rather 
prompted him to more Mifchief, becaufe they reaped the 
Benefit of his \'illanies. This Retreat of the Nobility 
added Fewel to his Fire, and made him feck all Occa- 
fions of putting his Wife's Advice in Execution, by de- 
llroying the Nobles on any Pretence, and confifcating 
their Eflates, which went to the maintaining that Band 
of Debauchees about him, whom he called his Guard. 
As they were the Inftruments of his Lull, and bloody 
Murthers, fo he indulged them in all they thought 
good to do. I (hall only give one Inftance of theix 
Immunity. 

There was Gentleman of the Highlands ^ whofe Name 
was Maclean y who had a very beautiful Wife, with whom 
he lived in perfect Agreement and all Happinefs of a 
jnarr)'d State. He was bleG'd with feveral Children by 
her, though then they were all extreamly young. 
There was in this Band of Rogues, on the Kind's 
Guard, a Fellow of mighty Eiteem with the King, and 
always employ'd in his lecret Murders. He had by 
Chance feen the Wife oi Mac/e^fi, as he rid by the Ca- 
Ule, and conceived fuch a Defire of enjoying her, that 
he with a fmall Party of his Comrades, gees in the 
Night, furrounds the Houfe, fets Fire to fome Part o£ 

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266 TZv Secret History 

it, an3 enters the other. The poor Lady was awake, 
and waked her Husband, and fearing it was fome deadly 
Engines of the King, to deftroy him, becaufe of fome 
Power he had in thofe Parts, lets him down the Privy 
to make his Efcape, knowing herfelf and Children 
fecure. 

Mocktin was no fooner thus difpofed of, but they 
enter the Room, bear away the Wife, and Children, 
and leave the Houfe on Fire. Having gotten her now 
fome Miles from her Houfe, they retreat to a Confede- 
rate's Lodge in a Park ; and there in fpight of all the 
poor Ladies Prayers, Tears, and Struglings, ravifhed 
her in the Prefence, and by the Help of his Comrades, 
threatning unlefs Hie confcnted, that they would murder 
her Children before her. 7 he poor Lady fwoon'd away, 
and in that Agony of Life and Death the Villain ob- 
tained his Defires. Not fatisfy'd with thi5, each affilled 
the other, till all had abufed the unfortunate Gentlevvc 
man ; whom with her Children they left the next Day 
in the Neighbourhood, at a poor Cottage ; to whom be- 
ing known, fhe found all the Affiftance the Place afford- 
cd. The poor Man went up to her Caftle, found moft 
of it burnt, and Mnchan in Defpair for his Wife and 
Children, who returned to Life at the mention of her 
beina at his Cottage; He- faddles his Horfes, and 
fetches her home, learns all that had paft, and the poor 
Lady, breaking lier Heart for the unparallell'd Misfor- 
tune, dy'd in a Day or two. 

Maclean comes to Court, makes his Complaint to the 
King, is kept in Sufpcnce, till the Matter is examined ; 
and the Villain having owned it, let him know, that 
MacU^n was a Man of Power, and difaffedled, and that 
what they did was in Revenge of fome faucy Words he 
had uttered againft the Honour of his Majeity. Thus he 
was fo far from Redrefs, that he was clapt up into Pri. 
fon, and there fecretly murdered. 

This one Example is fufHcient to fliew you whatCoun- 
fel he was governed by, and how little the bell Advice 
would prevail on him. I was glad to keep myfelf fe- 
cure, and in a Poll that might fometimes give mean Op- 

porcunity 



of MACBETH. 267 

portunity of doing good to fome of my Countrymen. 
But the People, that fee not the fecret Hinges of public 
Tranfadlions, lay all on the Miniller, when it is the pure 
EfFeft of the Prince's Obllinacy, or wicked Inclinations. 

This Courfe of Murder, and Oppreffion, inftead of 
delivering Macbeth from his Fears, only increafed them. 
For now he was afraid to live in any City ; and therefore 
looks out for a Spot of Ground to build a Caftle on, 
that fhould not be acceflible to any of his Enemies. This 
was the Occafion of his building Dunftnaiie, on the 
Top of a Hill, difficult of Accefs, and as ftrongly for- 
tify 'd, as the Place wou'd admit. 

But in the Building this Place of Security he took 
Care to play the Tyrant, and force every 'I'hane of the. 
Kingdom to contribute to the Edihce ; and in their 
turns ovcrfee the Work. 

Mackduffy Thane of Fife^ was a powerful Man, and 
therefore odious to the Court : On him therefore, for 
his pretended Negligence in his Contribution to, and 
over-feeing this Work, the King bcg^in to (how hia 
Refentment. But he was taught by what had happen- 
ed to others, betimes to make his Efcape for Engiind, 
Yet the EmifTaries of the Tyrant were fj dexterous 
and quick, that he was forced to fly in a little Boat, and 
leave all his Affairs to the Management of his Wik\ 
who, being both a prudent Woman, and related \.oMa:- 
beth^ he thought fecure from his Cruelty. But when her 
Husband's Flight was talked of, the Iving made halls 
with fome Troops to his Ellate to feize his Perfon, and 
plunder his Demefns. Bui finding, that the Bird was 
flown, he enters his Caille, and feizcs his Wife and 
Children. The Lady Macduj^ applies herfelf in io mo- 
ving a Manner for his Alercy, and pleads fo earneilly 
and pioufly for her Husband, as would have movTj 
any Creature lefs monftrous to ComjalTion. But all 
Hie moved in him was yet more C:uelty, in a luflfijl 
Refolve, of firll fatisfying his Appetite in her Arms, and 
then to murder her and her Family, He apply'd him- 
felfgenily, and told her, that the only way for her to 

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263 Ti6^ Secret History 

Tave her Husband and Children, was to yield to his 
Embrace?, and that wJThout much Delay. 
j>fShe urged, that he was admitted to the Caftle as 
her King, her Relation, and her Friend ; that flie hop- 
ed he would not be guilty of fo unroyal a Vice, as to 
abufe her Hofpitality : That though fhe valued her 
her Husband and Children much, yet fhe prefer'd her 
Honour and Virtue to both. The Tyrant laughing 
at her naming Honour and Virtue, commanded her to 
be bound, and while he was fatisfying his abominable 
Luft, ordered her Children to be murdered, and next 
herfelf, in that Excefs of Cruelty, lefs cruel, than if he 
had fuffered her to live after fuch a Difgrace. He im- 
mediately proclaims him a Traytor, forbids him Shel- 
ter, and all Correfpondence with any Native oi Scotland. 

The Caftle oi Dunjinane was now finiflied, and fitted 
up for his Reception, and I and my Family commanded 
to accompany him to his Retreat. He had never before 
fccn my Daughter, or the gentle young Lorn ; who now 
was a more clofe Prifoner than I could wifli, but ftill 
under my Dircdlion and Guardianlhip. During his 
Abode at my Houfe, there arofe fingular Love and 
Friendlhip betvvixt Eugenia and him, not without my 
Approbation, never defiring to bellow her better, than 
on ib illuftrious a Youth j but here that Correfpondence 
was forced to be concealed, leaft the Tyrant fhould fear 
fomething from their Union, to himfelf : And all their 
Meetings were to be as private as poffible. 

The King, that fet no Bounds to his Inclinations, 
took fere at my Daughter's Beauty, and made feveral 
Attempts on her Virtue; Which fhe ftill refifting, not 
doubting my Confent, demands her of me for a Miftrefs. 
I had too terrible an Example before me of Inetta and 
Bancho to give a flat Denial ; but told him, I would 
myfelf exhort her to be fenfible of the Honour he de- 
signed her ; that I did not doubt a few Days would 
gain her Compliance. 

In the mean Time I took Care to provide for my 
Efcape ; but an Accident happened, that made it fome- 
thing looner than I had defigned. Eugenia was by 

Stealth, 



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of MACBETH. 269 

Stealth with young Lorn, and there deploring their un- 
happy Fate, the King deals upon them, in the midll 
of their innocent Endearments. He approaches in ^ 
Fury, and fays, that fince he has found for whom he 
was flighted, he would on the Morrow take Care to 
remove his guilty Rival, who lived only by his Fa- 
vour ; fo flinging out of the Room, he left them to- 
gother. Eugenia advifed his immediate Flight, to a- 
void a Fate nothing elfe could deliver him from ; that 
ihe would let him down by a Rope; and follow him 
herfelf without Delay. The Matter was agreed, and 
my Daughter informed me of all that had happened. 
I was refolved not to (lay behind, fo having aflilted her 
in letting down her Lover, taking fome Gold and Jew- 
els with me, fhe, I and he departed, and taking three 
Horfes from my Stable made the bell of our Way to 
Gallozv/iy \ tho' we were fo clofely parfued, that we had 
jull I'ime to gee into a little VefleljWith three Men, at 
l\iQ Mull o^ G a !kw ay, before the Blood-hounds were at 
our Heels ; there happened to be no other VefTel in the 
Road, but one little empty Boat, that waited to bring 
off fome others : Who, while the Officers puifued us, 
made their Efcape to fome other Place of Safety. But 
their Endeavours were in vain, for hoiiting our Sails, 
we flew before the Wind, for a brisk Gale then fprung 
up, which, tho' contrary to my Defign of calling ac 
//(?, and bringing off the Thane of Argyk, it foon 
brought U5 on the Efiglijh Coaft. When the Wind rif- 
ing higher, that Storm enfaed, which threw us on the 
Shore, where your Charity found and relieved us. 

The Thane of u^ngus having done, the Thane of 
Glamis and Lorn both embraced him, and blelt Hea- 
ven for his good Luck ; which had preferved two fuch 
Heroes, as the Father and Son. 

The Yoiing Lorn then left the Company, and went 
to find out his dear Euger,ia^ impatient of any longer 
y^bfence from her, in whofe Sight all his Pleafure and 
Happinefs were placed. He found her with Bertha, 
and yet in Tears. They flew into each others Arms, 
and expreffed fo tender a Paflion, as touched the 

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gentle Bertha with a Defire to know fometlung of their 
JPohune. Which the young Loni began in this Man- 
ner to give her a Relation of. 

Your Neighbourhood to ScctLind^ Madam, cannot 
tut have let you know from fome of that Number, 
which daily fly thence, of the Mifery that Country has 
for fome Years Iain under, by the more than barbarous 
Cruelty of the moll bloody of Tyrants. By his Cru- 
elty many thcufands have fallen, and the Nation is al- 
mofi: defpoiled of all her Nobility : Among whom rriy 
Father the Thane oi Argybt claimed a foremoft Place 
both in his Quality, his Virtues and Sufferings. For, 
rhe Tyrant finding him an Enemy to his Villanies, hav- 
ving fccured me, -drew him into his Power to fave my 
thr^atned Life. But having now got him, he confined 
him to Prifon, and gave the Charge of his Murther to 
the Thane q>^ Angus^ his Favourite, and the Father of[ 
my belcved Eugenia ; but he generoufly conveys hin\ 
away, and puts a Malefa(5tor in his Place, as murder'd* 
" by his Order. And as if this Obligation was not e-' 
rough, he prevailed with Macbeth to have the keeping 
of me as his Prifoner, under whofe Diredlion I might 
be educated a Friend to the King and his Defigns. But,' 
fviadam, 1 found the noble Thane of ^^/g-^v/ honourable 
trnuugh to deceive the Tyiant, and never to attempt 
the inftiliing any fuch bafe and fervile Notions. On 
the contrary, from the Time that I came under his Tu- 
telage, which was in my Thirteenth Year, 1 found 
Mailers provided to iniirucl me in all the Sciences that 
were necefTary to give me Qualifications fit for a Man 
of my Birth and Family ; and to infpire fuch Notions 
as were abfolutcly inconfiftent with the flavifh Condi- 
tion, to which the bloody Macbeth had defi^ned me 

My Application to my Studies, in which I took a 
more than common Delight, took av/ay all Senfe of 
a Confinement which was foftned by all the Tendernefs 
of a Father. At the Intervals of ray Study the pretty 
Ei'geni^i^/ i\if.\\ Icarce ten Years of Age, afforded me a 
ve'r'/" agfeeable Amufcnient. We were both then too 
'. ing to liaVeany Notion of Love, tho' in that very 
V^^" ' ' ' Dav^n 



of M AC BETH. 271 

Dawn pfher Beauty fhe promlfed that glorious Day, 
wJiich now enlightens my Heart. She would dance to 
me, fing to me, and often entertain me with Difcourfes 
much above her Age, tho' agreeable to her Underftand- 

In my Turn I ufed to give her an Account of the 
Hiflories I read i of the admirable Virtues of the Ko- 
.maris and Greeks ; of the Degeneracy of the former 
under their Emperors. I told hei of the extravagant 
Villainies of Caligula y Nero, Domitian and Heliog.da- 
Jus ; the Condudl and Prudence of yiuguftus ; the 
Goodnefs of Vcfpafian, Trajan and the Automnes. M\ 
Lord, faid the charming little Creature on this Occafion, 
J h:c<vo not <z{jhcthcr n.ve may haue had ^«v Trajans ot 
Antoninef, hut ala^l I fii:d tve han.e wo-u; ^ Nero, Ca- 
ligula «/?^ Heliogabalus in one. Ho^jj often ha^ve 1 oh 
Jernjcd my Father s Complaints of the Cruelties ^ he could 
not prevent, xiid heard him tell of the barbarous Di/lref- 
fes, to ivhLh the poor unhappy People of this Country are 
brought by an inhuman Tyrant P Hoxv often has he ivif^'dy 
that he could retire nvithout ruining his A^.iirs^ v.hich, 
for my Sake, he 'was njcilling to prcjer've ? The only Thing, 
concluded Eugenia, that I have to thank him for, is his 
confinir^ you to our Houfe^ hy nvhich I ha-ve a a.'ery a- 
greeahle Play-felloiv^ and hear the Jccownts of a better 
IVorld, than that nve non,v li<vc in. 

In this Manner we fpent our Time in our particular 
Innocence, Sometimes the Thane himfelf would vifit 
me, but our Converfation was of another Sort ; for he 
with a tender Sort of Gravity ufed to examine into 
the Progrefs I made in my Studies ; and to try what 
Study I was moll inclined to, that he might not make 
my Solitude uneafy to me by compelling my Applicati- 
on to what was not agreeable to me. One Time when 
I was now about fifteen Years old, and a pretty good 
jMafler of the Greek and Roman Hiftory ; he brought 
me a little Alanufcript of hi» own Writing; which 
confiiled of the Lives and Adions of the great Men of 
our Family, and the feveral brave Deeds they had 
done in the Defence of their Country agiinll foreign 

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272 T& Secret HistorIt 

and domeftick Enemies, from Fergus the fir^ to my 
Father. Nor did he omit a generous Charader of him, 
and fairly relating his Zeal for the Publick, and the 
Injuft ce he had done him by Macbeth, both in hisSuf- 
iierings and Death. For he did not think fit to truft 
iTie at that Time with a Secret, on which his Life 
defended. 

This had in my Breaft the Fffed he defired, for it 
raifed in me the utmoft Averfion and Abhorrence of the 
Tyrant imaginable, and indeed againil all Princes, 
ihat fo far forget their Office as not think their Peoples 
Gpod the chief Caufe of their Being. At the fame 
Time he would excufe my Confinement, and let me 
underftand, that it was the Will of the King, and that 
with fome Difiicuhy obtained, my Death being what 
he was much more enclined to. He conftantly took 
Care that I fhould have all the Diverfions my Cir- 
cumftances allowed ; which his good Lady took Care 
to improve, as long as fhe lived, being indeed a perfect 
Mother to me, and always calling me her Son. 

There was a little Summer-houfe, which looked into 
a publick Walk, whither the People frequently took 
their Promenade in the Day-time ; where I could fit un- 
feen, and hear and fee all thatpaft in the Town. The 
Pleafurc I had to overhear this Lifccurfe of the People, 
jnade me o'ten. refort to that Seat j where I have been 
a fecret WimeTs of the Curfes fent cut againft the Ty- 
rant, and of the Accounts of his daily Rapes and Mur- 
ders, which fufficiently fortified my Averfion to fuch a 
Monfler in Nature. Being here one Day in the Dusk 
of the Evening, I faw a young Girl genteel in her 
Habit, and beautiful in her Face and Perfon, ccme 
and feat herfelf down on the Bench beneath my Wall. 
J heard her figh very often, before another Gentlewo- 
man of a graver Afpe<5l came to her — She no foonei* 
came but the young Lady all ia Tears, asked if her 
Lover were yet alive, and whether he would be at the 
Rendezvous that Evening, the Matron replied, that he 
had prepared all Things for their Efcapc, and hop'd 
ilie was ready to go with him. 



of MJCB ETH. 273 

JIasf. faid the young Lady, I ivould go any nxhere 
^vith him ; but the Villain, that has been the Caufeof all 
our Misfortunes, has ahvays Spies on me fwhere-ver I go, 
0ncl I quejiion not but tlxre are fome not far from this 
Place, and fjould they catch us together ^ tny Dear 'vjould 
he facrifced to his Rage, and I to his Lujl. 

1 have. Madam, faid the Matron, heard an imper- 
fed Account if your Affair, but ne^er could knoiv the 
n.vhole Cafe. It is an Hour before I can 'venture to re' 
turn by the tnoji round-about Ways to carry him your An- 
fiver, ivhercfore if you luill do me the Favour to git'e me 
the Relation you njolll extremely oblige me. After foms 
previous Sighs the young Lady thus began. 

My Father was a Merchant of as confiderable Deal- 
ings as any in Scotland, and had fo far improved his pa- 
ternal Stock, as to be able to give me a confiderable 
Fortune, before Rogues and Villains had fwallowed up 
the Court, and furrounded the King. Killibarren was 
of the foremofl of the noble Thane of ArgyW^ Retinue, 
that often frequented our Houfe, and being very we I 
received by ray Father, made his Addrefles to me. My 
Mother at the fame Time had in her Eye an old Ad- 
vocate, whofe Pradice had very much enriched him ; 
and whpfe old Eyes, it feems, fixed themfelves on my 
Perfon, as an agreeable Match to his Inclinations. 
Killibarren was very tall, well fhap'd, of a fprightly 
Conver ration, and every way pleafing Company both 
to the Men and the Women. The old Advocate was 
decrepit, deformed, extreamly ugly in his Countenance, 
and avar;tious to the laR Degree. You may therefore 
eafily imagine which Way my Inclinations bent, and 
with what Relu6lance I heard my Mother's Propofal of 
the Advocate, after my Father had allowed of the Ad- 
drefs of Killibarren. 

My Father was an eafy-natured Man, and too much 
complaifant to the Will of my Mother, who' imme- 
diately accufed himfelf of Folly, in admitting a Ser- 
vant to Hopes of being his Son in law, when (he h.id 
provided me a Husband, near as rich as the Thane him- 
felf. Afterwards he furrerdered me entirely to her Dif- 

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j274 ^h\ Se C,R 5 T ^ H I ST OR Y 
po'e ; K:!ubarrir] was forbid the Iloufe, and I charged 
Under ihe Penalty of his Curfe, and no Fortune, never 
to fee nor fpeak to him again. But alas ! this Injunc- 
tion came too late, 1 had already given up my Heart, 
and myfelf to him by Vows, which I thought too fa- 
cred to be broken. However, I thought it beft to dif- 
iemble my Thoughts, left a fevere Reftraint fhould de- 
prive me of the Opportunity of feeing him fometimes 
at a Friend's, and affuring him of my Fidelity, and 
confirming his Love. I kept the old Advocate in Suf- 
penfe as long as I could, till both he and my Mother 
grew fo impatient, that fhe fixed the Wedding for two 
Days aftcF. All I had to do was to apply myfelf to 
my Father, who loved me dearly, and to tell him that 
if he wiili'd to hear of my Death before the fatal Day, 
he fhould agree with my Mother on that Point; but if 
he valued my Peace and Happinefs, he fhould find 
fome way to delay, if not break it off. 

Accordingly he goes to the Advocate, and tells him, 
that as my Father he ought to look into the Marriage 
Agreement, and fee that all Things were fair ; that he 
'had too much Experience of the Lawyers to depend 
wholly on their Honefty ; but that let the Advocate be 
as fair as he would, it was his Duty as a Parent to 
make all fafe and fure. He defired him therefore to 
let him have the Settlements to confult with one learn- 
ed in the Law about them ; and that it was necefiary 
till then to put off the Wedding. The old cunning 
Advocate, that had wheedTd my Mother with Pretences 
and Affurances of Mountains of Gold, if fhe left it to 
him, was at once both furprized and angry at this 
Difiiculty, which my Father had ftarted ; and telling 
him all Matters were agreed with his Wife, and that 
he had nothing to do in the Matter ; this brought on 
Words, thofe a perfeft Breach, till my Father came 
home in- a Paflion, and accufed my Mother of throw- 
ing me away on an impotent old Mifer, without the 
kail Security of any Thing to my Advantage propor- 
tionable to the Sacrifice I made of myitM. That tho* 
he had yielded to her Importunities of putting o?t Kil- 

■ Hbafreny 



' of MAC BETH. 275 

liharren, a Man of Jvierit and Worth, yet he would 
not truly fee me thrown away and ruined, for meef 
empty Hopes. 

What he faid had too much Force not to touch my 
Mother a little, efpecially when he had bid her confi- 
der how little ConfidcRce he cculd put in the bare Pro- 
mife of an old Mifer ; flie therefore undertook to manage 
him to her purpofe, and prccure a Settlement worthy 
my Acceptance. The wretched Mifer was fenfible of 
his Age, and thought if he kept me not to a perpetual 
Dependance upon him, he (hould have but few of m,y 
Regards ; he therefore ll'X)d out, and hag-^led Day after 
Day, one Day conceding a little, the next retraiftirg 
what he had allowed. So that Time was protracted 
till th- Advocate feli fick ; and foon went to make up 
his Accounts in the other World. 

This had been fome Dawn of Comfort had itreftored 
my KHiibarrcn to my Mother's oood Graces. But llie 
had found out another Match for me, as contemptible 
as the laft, or indeed the more infamous of the two, 
and that was this curfed Calender that now purfues me. 
He was then known to have the King's Ear in Private ; 
for he was his Pimp, and fome aflure me his fecret Af- 
faflin, when any one was to be difpatehcd; nor is he 
free from the Imputation of having a Hand in the Mur- 
der of the good Thane of Aigyle^ who about this 
Time fled away for the Country on the Murder of Ban- 
cho, and the Rare of Inctta his Sifter. With him my 
poor KiHibarren was obliged to depart, b ;t not without 
athoufand Proteftatious of Conftancy, and Vows of eter- 
nal Love. Ah Madam f you cannot gne{s the Agony 
of my poor Heart at that Time, for 1 did not exped to 
outlive this Separation. Nor was he behind me in 
Love or Tendernefs, but Necefiity was to be obey'd, and 
the terrible Shock muft be gone through, and he muft 
depart. In fhort, my Friend in whofe Houfe it was; 
had much ado to get me Home, where immediately I 
look my Bed, and continued ill for fome Time, which 
freed me from the Perfecution ofCalemder feme Months. 
In which Time the Thane was charmed back with the 

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King's Promife for his Security, to fave his innocent 
Son from the Paw of the Lyon, reColving to give him 
JLife rather twice, than cake that away by his Abfence, 
,.iyhich he had given him before. 

But as foon as he arrived, he was clap'd up in Prifon, 
and never more appeared, it being given cut by the 
Court, that he had cut his own Throat. But my Kil- 
hharren informed me, that he was murdered in Prifon 
by the King's Order, and by Gme of his Cut- throats, 
cf which Calender was one of the Chief, His Lord be- 
ing taken off, fearch was made for his Retinue, and 
for KMibarren in Particular, a« his Mailer's chief 
Favourite. But he concealed himfelf fo well at my 
Friend's in Women's Apparel, that he efcaped all their 
Searv.h ; For Love would not let him go further from 
his Eelcved. My Mother prelVd me clofe in the be- 
half oi Calender ^ and I utterly deteiled him, as ncuriflitd 
with human Blood. 

This Refillance of mine made my Mother keep a 
ftritt Eye over me, and obferving, that I went very 
cfcen CO this Friend's Houfe, faucy'd there was fome 
other Motive of my Vifits, than a meer Compliment of 
Fiiendlhip. She bribes fome of the Servants, who let 
her know, that there was a Lady, or Man in Difguife 
in the Houfe, in whole Apartment I fpent all my Time 
when I was th^re. My Mother informs Calender of 
what ftie had difLOvered, and his villanious Temper 
fo^n found out Matter for Mifchief in the Story. So 
under Pretence of fearching for obnoxious Perfons, he 
came one Day when I was there, deploring my hard 
Fate wiih poor Killilarretu I was looking out through 
the Window as he came up to the Houfe with his Atten- 
dance, and in a pannic Fear informed my Lover, that 
I Lared v/e were betrayed. He immediately without 
much Concern, went up another Pair of Stairs, and 
tliCie by an Engine, lini g up a trap Dv^or, got down 
b^iiCath it. I'his trap Door was a vaft great Trough 
or Cheit, £xt full of Mea', a Commodity, in which 
iny Frit;nd's Huiband dealt, fo that no Body cou'd fup- 
pore'ary lurking Place near it. I and the MiHrefs of 

the 



-of MACBETH. 277 

the Houfe, and a female Neighbouf fat ftill in his 
Room, to which C^AW^r and his Men camediredly 
up. And feeing none but Women, fpar'd me, butwou'd 
fcarch the other two, where Decency forbid?, to fee 
which was the Man they had in Difguife. But enrag'd 
at the Difappointment, fearch'd the whole Houfe, b,ut 
in vain, retiring full of Curfcs at the falfe Informa-' 
tion ; by this we found that wc were betray'd, and that 
by fome of the Family. It was therefore agreed, that 
he fhou'd about Midnight remove to feme other Security, 
to which ev'n I vvas not to come but in Difguife, and 
after fome fhort Interval. So that very Night he went 
to your Brother's Houfe. 

My Mother on this fends for the Servant, that had 
given the Information, who llc«od in the Story, and af- 
firmed that he was adlualiy in the Houfe, when they 
fearch'd for him, hid in fuch a Place which was to be 
open'd in fuch a Manner. This caus'd a frefh Search 
l\-\Q next Morning, but to as little Purpofe, the Bird 
being flown. This aggravated my Mother againft my 
Friend's Servant and made her let them know all 
(lie had told her; fo the Servant was cafbier'd, and the 
People gave Calender a Bribe, and no more was faid 
of the Matter. 

How f:;ldom I have fmce feen him you know, and 
how earnelily I defire to fee him the Heavens above 
can witnefo for me ; but I am afraid of the Spies of my 
Mother and Calender^ leafl my uncauticus Love fhouid 
hi his Deilrudion. But let him appoint Time and 
Place wjien I fhall meet him never to part more from 
him, and I'll be pundlual to his Aflignation. 

She had no fooner faid this, but feeing a Man come 
up to her, fhe advis'd the Matron, to be gone the con- 
trary Way, as if fhe knew nothing of -her. This Man 
I found was Calender himfelf, who coming up to her, 
as ihe rofe to go away, took hold of her Hand, and 
prefs'd her to fit down again. She was unwilling to truit 
herfelf alone with him in the Dusk, when all the Peo- 
ple had now left the Walks. But he pull'd her down, 
accus'd her of her Unkindnefs, and Difobedience to 
her Mother, and of holding a Correfoondence with the 

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278 The SjECRET History 

King's Enemies, with Traytors and Rogues. Tho/e only 
are '^fraytors^ (faid llie) ivho prompt the King to Injujlice, 
and the Ruin of innocent Men ; and ajfure yourfelf if there 
nuere not a Jingle Man left ali<ve but yourfelf, I coud 
neater admit of your Lonje. 

Whether you approve of my Per [on or not, I am not 
at all €oncern''d to knoiv (reply'd the Villain) after fo 
treafonahle a Declaration as you hanje made ; lut I am 
refolv^d before you leave this Place, youjhall try ^whether 
you do or not. With which Words he attempted t3 
put his Threats in Execution ; while the poor Lady cry'd 
cut, fcratch'd and tore, but I fear all had been to no 
Purpofe, had not a fudden 1 hought come into my Head, 
with one Blow to deliver the Lady, and revenge my 
Father's Death. The Wall that was over them was old, 
and feveral Stones loofe, I took ore out of a pretty good 
Size, and dire(fting it with all my Force as he was Hoop- 
ing, gave him fach a Blow on the Back, that he fell 
to the Ground, the Lady run away, and I with ano- 
ther complcated the Bufmefs of hii Death ; however, the 
kofening of thole Stones, had thrown down fo many, 
that it look'd, as if it had fall'n by Accident. 

His Body was found the next Day, and Informa- 
tion given, that fome one was feen in the Thane of 
Jngus"^ Garden, who threw the Stones down on Caler.' 
^/^r'sHead. J was immediately thrown into the King's 
Imagination, as mifchievous by Nature, and alio to bs 
an Enemy to all the King's Friends. Enquiry was 
made, the Matter related to the Thane, when my dear 
Eugenia was by, not then full thirteen Years of k'gz. 
She immediately apprehended the Danger, that threat* 
eft'd me ; and of her own accord bsgg'd her Father's 
Pardon before the King's Officers, and faid that it was 
her Misfortune to be there the Evening before, and 
endeavouring to get a Stone out to raife herfelf up and 
look at fome that made a terrible Noife beneath it, 
the Wall tumbled down, but that fhe hop'd there had 
been no Harm done, fince Ihe heard fome Body run 
ft way. 

The innocent Concern, which ftie difcover d in ac- 
cufmg herfelf fufnciently fatisfy'd the Courtier, that it- 
had 



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had been my Eugenia's Misfortune to have done that 
Mifchief by Chance, which flie never defignM. I came 
in foon after the Courtiers were gone. The Thane 
told me of the Accident, and the Danger that threatn'd 
me upon it, had it not been Eugenia s Fortune to have 
done the Fadl. However he advis'd me to refrain that 
Place for a while, leaft it fhould renew the Sufpicion. 
I was extreamly furprizM at this generous Service, and 
going to own what I had done, fhe perceiving it, took 
me by the Hand, and told me our Dancing- Mafter 
waited for us, fo led me immediately away, accufing 
me of Rafhnefs, in going to difprove what fhe had faid, 
when I knew not but there were more Witnefles of 
our Difcourfe than were feen. 

I cou'd not but clafp her in my Arms, and exprefs 
my Gratitude for preferving my Life. I had Time to 
fay no more, for we were enter'd the Hall where our 
Dancing Made r attended us. Where having perform'd 
our Exercife, we reti/'d to my Apartment, to pafs an 
Hour in Difcourfe, as we daily us'd to do. Being come 
thither, / knotv pit (faid Eugenia) came in a Hurry 
lajl Night from the Place nvhere the Mi/chief <was done ; 
you did but your Duty in punijhing your Father s JJfaJJtna- 
tor J tho' -^Lve hear a young Lady, a Merchant's Daughter 
being mijjing from her Parents, is accusd of the Murder ^ 
hut Ihopejhe ivill efcape the Purfuers. 

Ah ! J^veet Eugenia (replji'd I) j(7« hanje as fenfthh 
touch'd me ivith this generous Service, as you have all 
along done nxith your Beauty and Wit* Tes^ my Charmer y 
1 find I am novj groivn a Man, hecaufe I feel fome Sen- 
timents /o tender for you, that I do not kno^v txbat Name 
to call them by if it he not Love. 1 am only pleas" d njuhen 
you are by, and alivays utieajy njohen you are abfent ; / 
take delight to hear you talk^ and think it a Kind ofHea- 
wen to touch you. Alas! I am content nvith my Capti- 
vity, and vjijh never to be free, if that Freedom muji fe- 
parate me from Eugenia. 

Eugenia, young as Ihe was, blulh'd at my Difcourfe, 
and told me her Friendfhip for me was great ; that I 
might call it Love if I pleas'd ; that my Company 
was as pleafuig to her, as hers cou'd be to mci that 



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Ihe' took the laft Satisfaftion to think, that it was lier 
good Fortune to skreen me from any Mifchief. But (he" 
knew nothing elfe ; {he defirM buc my Company with 
that Linocence and Freedom which we had enjoy'd 
from our Child-hood together. 

In this Manner a Year or two more pafl: on, my 
Love encreafing, and (he never denying the Augmen- 
tation of hers; till we feaVd our Love with Vows of 
perpetual Condancy, and Marriage, as foon as our Cir- 
cumftanccs would allow it. To make my Captivity the 
lighter, fhe wou'd fometimes drefs me in her Maid's 
Cloaths, and take me abroad as her Servant, to diver: 
me with a View of the Court, the Ladies and the 
Gentlemen that reforted then to it ; if we m^iy call 
that Mob of Villains by fuch a Name, however diftin- 
guifli'd by the arbitrary Will of a Tyrant. Eugenia 
met with many AddrefTcs, but her Quality, and Fa- 
ther were her Proteilion againil the AiTionis in fo di- 
folute a Court. I will not. Madam, detain you with 
any of our Adventures of that Nature ; nor with our 
appearing in the Country in the Habits cf Peafants, 
and the wild or flavifh Notions of the Vulgar under fo 
opprefTive a Head. Let i: faffice, that all the Com- 
fort and Pleafure of my Life was in and fjom Eu- 
genia. 

, We were not fo cautious of our Love, but that it 
was foon known to her Father and Mother, and to 
both their Satisfa£lIons, tho' the Thane gave us a Charge 
to keep it a Secret even to the Family, nothing being - 
fafe in Scotland. Her Mother after this falling fick on 
her Death-Bed, called us to her one Evening, and ev'ry 
Body being remov'd, told me, thai pe hofdjhe had 
fioi. hehanjd her/elf fo to me, as that I Jhoud abuje her, 
poor Dr-:>.ghter ^vith a deceitful Pretenfon of Lo-ve^ if 1 
hiTid y:C'ir- ] that <wou d he a Return un--vJorthy of me, and 
of 7liy Fa?nily alnvays re?narkahle for Honour a^idGra- 

:\*Q confounded at her Words, and made her, 
t; T.-.ur njsry Sufpicion of my Infidelity has 

f. V'^ Cqnftiflon ijnaginahle, nxjith fear, that 

V 'toltf efcafd'Tm unkno'vjn, hy "which you 

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JhotCd judge me capahlt of fuch a Villany. Noy noy Ma- 
dam^ 1 have learn d better Maxims in your Schctolt than 
to betray my Benefa^refsj to 'whom I doubly onve 7?iy Li/hy 
andfrojn ivhom only I can hope any Happinefs. Koy Ma- 
dam^ on my Knees 1 take her fro?n your Hands ^ and 
promife you on your d^inr Bed, that 1 luill marry her as 
foon as the Thane Jhall think fit y and in the mean Time both 
her Virtue and mine are IVarrants enon» of Innocence. 

Her Mother then gave her to my Hands, and witf» 
her Breath pour'd out Bleflings upon us, and fo expir'^ 
to all our Regret, and unfeign'd Sorrow, which held us 
till one more near and terrible approach'd us. The 
Tyrant, unfafe in his own Mind, had built a high in- 
accelT;bIe Fort, in which he thought he might be more 
fecure againfl: the Defigns of all Men, whom he had 
by his Cruelties made his Enemies. Thither he re- 
mov'd his whole Court, and thither, therefore, mufl I 
go with my Guardian the Thane, who the Night be- 
fore our Removal, call'd her and me into his Chamber, 
and (hutting the Door, gave us this Caution, with all 
the earneft Tendernefs in Nature. The King (laid he) 
is amorous in his Temper^ and youy Eugenia, are noiv 
groivn a Woman ^ capable of raijing thofe Defires, ivhich 
he njjill be fure to difcharge at the Expence of your Ho' 
nour and my Life. Keep therefore out of his Sight. Tour 
Familiarity i^ith this Touthy may like-wife perhaps raife 
up fame J eahufiesy n.Khich may prove the Rocky on ivhich 
vje may all fpHt. Manage^ therefore^ yourfelt'es luith 
your beji Caution till I can prepare Things to make our 
efcape, if Hearfn afford us not a Deliverance before. 

Furniih'd with this Caution, with heavy Hearts we 
prepar'd to go to Dunfnane, where Confinement was the 
leait of the Trouble J expected ; fmce my Euget.i^f and 
1 mLil be more ilrange even in Appearance, v/hich gave 
me Cauie of Sorrow and Difcontent enough. We had 
not been there long, but we had a Vifit from the King ; 
who having a Defire to fee me. I was fent for by the 
Thane 10 his Apartment. Macbeth eyed me all over, 
and ask'd me feveral Quertions, which I anfwer'd with 
lefs Complaifance, than was agreeable to my Condition. 
However, the Thane brought it off, by attribuiing it to 

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my Want of Converfation, I ivas no fooner gone, 
but Eujenia, ignorant of his being th;re, run into the 
Room. The King's Eyes were immediately fixt upon 
her, and all his Soul was in a Flame ; he demanded 
v/ho fhe was, and underflanding her to be the Daughter 
of the Thane, — he fmilM, and faid, My good Friend, you 
have too long kept this y envel from the Court, ivhere Jhe 
^was made by Nature to Jhine in the faremoj} Sphere of 
Giory. With that he began to talk to her, and askM 
her many Quettions, to which her Anfwers were com- 
pofed of fuch a Mixture of ModeRy and Wit, tl.at Ihe 
compleated the Conquert: which litr Eyes had begun. 
The Thane was in all the Confufion in the World, and 
cou'd fcarce diiTemble his Thoughts, the' be endeavoured 
all he cou'd to exert the Courtier on this Occafion. Eii' 
genia made him a Curl'zy, and modeftly withdrew, full 
of Indignation, at the King's Praifes, foreboding what 
mufl be the Event. 

The Thane from this Moment fet ferloufly about 
providing for ourEfca}:ie, but the Secrecy he was bound 
to manage it with, was the Reafon he went on the flower; 
and the King in the mean while daily prefs'd his Love to 
Eugenia ; who at laft unable to bear it, told him boldly 
and plainly, that cou'd he make her his Queen, ihe 
wcu'd net admit of his Love, much lefs fmce he cou'd. 
not make any Thing of her but what was too in-famous 
for her to name, and fo fled from him, nor cou'd be 
brought by any Conflderation to fee him any more, till 
the King, impatient of Repulfe, comes to the Thane of 
Angus in a Fury, and aff'ureshim, that unlefs he teach 
his Daughter how to receive this Honour he meant her 
better, he fliould lofe his Head, fince he had Reafon to 
fufped, that he had given her fome Documents that 
were not very complaifant to his Charader ; but fince 
he had been the Inllruder of her {0 much to his Dif- 
advantage, he allowed him two Days to prepare her 
for his Bed ; that if he faii'd he knew his Fate, and flie 
fliou'd neverthelefs be the Viftim of his Pleafure. 

The Thane told him wlthojt any feeming Concern, 
that he was furpris'd at his Majelly's Anger at him, 
who was highly fenflbie of the Honour he .did hira 

in 






of MACBETH. 283 

iu loving his Daughter ; and that he had already made 
fonie Advances on his Behalf; that the Girl \v.>s a little 
skittilh, but he did not at all doubt but fhe would 
alter her Mind by the Promifes of Glory and Riches, 
which he begg'd leave of the King to promife in his 
Name.- The King gave him Authority to promife 
Mountains of Gold, nay and his Crown, if he thought 
that wou'd win her ; and afTured \\\m that his Ambiti; 
on cou'd not reach ib high, as he wou'd exalt him if he 
made good his Word. 

My Eugenia and I cou'd not have our Meetings {o 
clofe, but "his Spies had found them out, and given 
the King Notice of them. As he came now from her 
Father, Word was brought him that we were together, 
and that he might overhear our Difcourfe, and fo 
judge beft what he had to determine. He was fir'd 
with Madnefs at a Rival, which he fo much con- 
temned, but fully refoh'd to remove this Obllacle of his 
Love that very Night. 

While we were deploring our unhappy Fate, and 
curfing the Tyrant, and his odious Amour, he was 
plac'd fo as to hear every Word that we fpoke ; fo 
fo immediately burning in upon us he drew his Sword, 
and made immediately at me. Eugenia ft rove to get in 
betwixt us, while I flew like Lightning upon him, and 
vvrelled his Sword out of his Hand, and had that Mo- 
ment refcu'd Scotland^ had not his Followers been too 
near, who feizing me, difarm'd me, and wai:ed his Or- 
der to difpatch me that Moment. Eugenia, quite def- 
ponding, yet raifing her Spirit, defires the King to 
difmifs his Followers to a greater Diftance, and ihe 
had a few Words to fay to him perhaps to his Satif- 
fadion. 

With thofe Words llie caft fo gracious a Look on 
him, that he xou'd not refill her Commands, fo order- 
ing them to hold me at the fartheft Part of the Room, 
he retir'd to the other, to hear what Eugenia had to 
offer, il// Lordi (laid fhe) / confefs the only Ohjiacle to 
your Lo've has been this young Lordy 'whom I hav^ lo'v'd 
long ; and do love fo much, that for the fauing his Life, 
I may be brought to do that^ 'which all the IVorldy nor 

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any tortures JhoiCd eer prevail on we to da othernulfe. If 
you lijill give me your royal Word to far don )0U7ig Lorn, 
and fet hitn at Liberty nxjhen I ha've comply' d ^vith your 
Defire't this Night I 'will do njjhat no other Conjideration 
tou'd make me. But yet in Pity to his Love, let him not 
think I buy his Life at fo foul a Price ; keep yet your 
Shoiv of ^nger, and command my Father to ajiri£lcr Watch 
'ever him this Nighty than ever ; nay ivith your Threat of 
}fh Life if he he not forthcoming in the Morning. Thus 
I do him a Service, and not injure 7ny oven Pelutationj 
rvjhile nobody is confcious of the Crime but the Ailors 
in it. 

The King was infinitely plea^-'d with her Difcourfe, 
and concluded b/ all the Caution fhe us'd, that (he 
was fincere in her Intentions. But, my Dear, (faid he) 
think it not a Crime, it is a good SubjeSi*s Duty to obey 
his King in all his Commands ; a King is the Ficegerent 
of Heaven, not accountable to any but his Principal from 
nvhom he receiv'^d his Povjcr, that is God ; and he or 
Jhe 'who refjis his Will commits an horrid Crime, but 
thofe nvho are obedient can be guilty of none. 

She feem'd to be convinced by his Reafons, but 
begg'd his Obfervance of all fhe had defir*d, which im- 
mediately he did, breaking from her in a loud Tone, 
Madam, (cry d he) you know hisRanfom, or to Mor- 
row his Head fliali march after his Father's ; fhe put 
her Handkerchief to her Eyes, and anfvver'd net a Word. 
The King fent for the Thane, and rattl'd him feverely, 
gave him flrift Charge of the keeping me that 
Nighr, fmce I Ihcu'd die to morrow for attempting his 
Life, and invading him in hij Love; and that if I were 
not forth-coming his Head fhou'd anfwer it. The 
Thane exprefs'd his Lidignation againit us both, and 
afFur'd the King that he would take care to watch me 
to Night, and defirM to be freed from the Charge for 
the Future, fmce I had made {o ill Ufe of the Favours 
he had done me. The King however order'd a Sen- 
tinel to Itay in the Room all Night with me, and that 
none but the Thane himfelf fhou'd be permitted to come 
to me i fo locking me up, and leaving me alone, I had 

Time 



of MACBETH. 285 

Time to confider of my certain Fate, which the Ma- 
lice of my Fortune had brought upon me. 

The Thane had a Window that look'd down into a 
Precipice, tho' of no very great Depth ; but however 
fo inacceffible, that no Guard was placed that Way i 
and he had before this provided a Cord of the full 
Length, and placM Horfes ready at his Stables at a 
little DiHance to receive us. Eugenia told her Father 
all that had pafied betwixt Macbeth and her, and that 
there was no longer Time to confider, unlefs he wculd 
forfeit his own, the young Thane of Lorns Life, and 
ray Honour j but all he had to do was on the firfl 
approach of Night, to make his Efcape with them 
to the neart'ft Sea-port, or Place of Security. The 
Thane taking her in his Arms wept over her a while ; 
at lift, faid he, '7/V certain, my dear Eugenia, nxe rkiU 
make ufe of this precious Moment of Timey that thy Wif 
dom has got us \ hut nvhat nvill be the E^jent of it I 
can t tell t <vohate^oer my Crimes defer've, I beg Heai;en 
to prefernje thy Innocence y and that of thy Love. 

Immediately he came by a little Clofet-door, which 
join'd his Apartment to mine, and brought me a 
Dagger, and convey'd it to me, fo that the Sentinel 
cou'd not fee it, and told me foftly that that mull 
work my Deliverance, all Things elfe being ready for 
my Efcape. He aek'd the Sentinel fome QueRions, 
and whether his Order extended to hinder my going 
into his Apartment. He replyM in a furly Tone, 
that wherever I went he wou'd go with me, and 
that he did not care to trull me outofthat Room. The 
Thane told him he ought to go with me, and ftay 
while I llept. So all going through the little Door, 
as the Sentinel came kill, 1 took my Opportunity and 
flabb'd him to the Heart, fo that he fell almoil without 
a Groan. 

We went to work immediately, and faflning a Chair 
to the Cord, I firft let down the Thane with a Ca- 
binet of Jewels, and then my dear Eugenia to her Fa- 
ther, with other Things of Value; and patting my 
Gloves on, I being young Aid down the Cord my (q\{. 
All being thus fafely tranfaded, -cheie was an eaCy Def. 

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cent the reft of the Hill, and in A little Time we came 
to his Scabies, got on Horfe-back, and flew, as fall as 
Fear and Defire cou'd carry us, towards Gallo-way, 
where the Thane had fome IntereH ; and whither he 
direfted his Courfe to call, and take my Father away 
in the fame Ship. 

We relied not Day nor Night, till we got to the 
Mully and finding ourfelves purlu'd, we immediarely, 
without retting, get on Board, hoilled our Sails, and (6 
efcap'd a terrible Fate, which none but my Eugenia 
couM preferve me from, having fav'd my Life twice by 
her Addrefs, as her Father had firft by his Kindnefs 
for mine. 

When we were on Board, and under fail, the Thane 
of Jngus told me with what Addrefs Euge?iia had ma- 
nag'd the doating Tyrant to get that Reprieve, that pro- 
duc'd our Delivery. For which we had not long le- 
joic*d when the Storm arofe, which threw us on your 
Coaft. And thus you have heard the Fate of two 
Lovers, whofe PafTion rofe in Diltrefs, and has hitherto 
met with nothing elfe, till our coming into this happy 
Country gave us Security, and frefh Hopes of once 
more returning to our own. 

The Thane of Lor^r had no fooner done, but News 
was brought that there was an Exprefs come from 
Court, with Orders to Eric to raife a thoufand Men 
to join Sibert Duke of Northumberland, who witli Mac- 
duff ^ and other Scots Nobility were marching to fet 
Malcolm on the Throne, and put an End at Lengtli to 
an Ufurpation under which that Nation had fo long, 
groan'd. 

This News foon brought all the illuftribus Guefts of 
£nV and Bertha into the Hall, where £; 2V was dif- 
courfing the Meflenger, who had brouglit iiim the Or- 
der, and with him a Scots Gentlen^an, who was im- 
mediately known to be a Relation of il/«frt'»^'s, and 
had fled with him into England. 

The Thane of Glamis firll faluted him, and then 
the reft of the Company, but the Thane of Ang7is com- 
ing up to do the fame, he ftarted back, as if iirucken 
with Thunder, to fee him in that Company, whom he 

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of MACBETH. 2871. 

ftill thougTit of the Cabinet of Macbeth. The Company 
in few Words inform'd him of his Fortune, and what 
he had done for the fufTering Argyle^ and his Son. 
l)Ut what News (perfiiled Glamis) from the Court of 
England^ has our Cafe at lall mov'd the pious Ed-ward 
to fend us Relief? 

There are (laid the Gentleman) on full march fix 
thoufand branje Men^ ajid the 'valiant Duke Sibert, 
Grandfather to Malcolm, King Duncan V Son, at the 
Head of them; in this Train is Macduff", fvonving Revenge 
on the Tyrant for his Wife and his Children. To him. 
Gentlemen y and his Indujlry you onve the Hopes you hanje 
of feeing your Country once more free, and the gentle 
Alalcolm on the Scots Throne. Four Iboufand more I 
ha^je Orders to the fcveral Magif rates of the North t9 
get ready to meet them ; nvith 'vjhich Ten Thoufand, and 
our Tr lends in Scotland , there is no doubt of punijhing a 
Tyrant noau odious to all Men. 

The News was fo furprizing and pleafing, that th« 
Company defir'd an Account of the Negotiation, and 
how Macdiif[ found Interell enough to bring it about. 
According to their Defire, the Company being feated, 
he thus began. 

Macduffy Gentlemen, aflbon as we got into England 
in a little Boat, thought not of an idle Retreat from 
the Tyrant, but how to deliver his Country, by the 
Afliftance of England. He remembered the Son of the 
late King Duncan, was alio the Grandfon by the Mo- 
ther's Side, to Sibert Duke of Korthumberlandy a Man 
of the firft: Quality of England, and of the greateft 
Confideration v/ith Earl Godwin. Underftanding there- 
fore, that Malcolm was at Court, he direfted his Jour- 
ney dircftly to the fame. And having found him, let 
him know his Fortune, and how unpopular Macbeth 
was, how eafy it was for him to put in his Claim to 
the Crown of Scotland ; and as he was the Son of Royal 
Duncan, he advis'd him to ihow the Spirit of a King, 
and endeavour to recover his paternal Dignity. That 
Piety would certainly not fuffer him to let the Mur- 
ther of his Father pafs unreveng'd, nor negledt the iVli- 
ieries of that People who look'd on themfelves as com- 
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'iBiitted by God to h s Charge: That he ought by n» 
Means to be deaf to the Petkions of his Friends ; and 
that as he tou'd not doubt of King Ed-warcTs Aflillance, 
fo he cou'd have lefs Doubt -of the Favour of God 
againft fo impio.iis a AJan, that had trampl'd on all 
Rights both human and divine. 
• But Malcolm having often been tempted in this Man- 
ner to return to Sect land ^ by the Creatures of Macbeth^ 
was more than ordinarily cautious on any fuch Mo- 
tion, being fenfible, that the Tyrant wanted to have 
him in his Power. He therefore, to try the Sincerity 
•■of Macduff^ and to avoid being drawn into a Snare be- 
fore he committed a Concern of that Importance to be 
decided by Fottune, made this Reply to the Inftance 
of Macduff. 

I am fenjihle (faid ht) that all you ha've ur^dy as to 
the Tyrant f and the Rea/ons for my Undertaking, is true : 
But I am afraid^ that you njuho are non.v fa earnejl 'with 
pie t9 affume the regal Poiver^ are ffot fufficiently ac- 
quainted •with my Difpofit ion. Since I muji o'wn to you, 
that thofe Vices^ Lufi and A'varice, ivhich ha've ruined fo 
many Kings ^ ha<ve but too large a Dominion in my In- 
clinations. 'Tis true, that my pri'vate Condition, and ivant 
of Ponver to exert them, ha<ve hitherto dijguis'd them fo 
far^ that they appear not to any i yet the Liberty of Em- 
pire, and the /Authority of Poiver, ivill let them loofe to the 
Burthen and Opprejfton of many. Conftder, therefure^ 
that you in'vite me not rather to my Ruin, than a Throne. 

When to this Macduff had reply'd, that Lull, and a 
rambling Inclination to Women, might be reflram'd 
and bounded by the lawful Pleafures of Matrimony i 
and the Avarice, which proceeds from Apprehenfion of 
Want, wou'd be taken away, when that Fear was re- 
mov'd by being on a Throne : Malcolm a.iiam''d, that he 
had rather now make an ingenuous Confefiion of his 
Faults to him as his Friend, than to both their Damage 
be found guilty cf them hereafter. For to deal plainly 
ivith you, (continu d he) / mu/l tell you, that there is no 
Truth nor Sincerity in me. I confide in no Man living, 
• hut J change tny Defgns and Counfels on C'v'ry Rumour and 

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of MJCBETH. 289 

Sujpicreft ; and from this Ivconjiancy of my o^n Difiojitiom 
J form my f ud-rir.ent cf other Men. 

Macduff y onable to bear any more, cryM out in a 

■ Paffion Avant ! thou Prodigy, and Difgrace of thy 

Royal Name and Family / swarthier to he bayiijh'd into the 
ptoji 'Wild remote Defarty than to be called to a "Throne f 

[mmediately turning from him, he was, in hade^ 
leaving his Appartment. Bat Malcolm, who by his Paf- 
fion dilcover'd his S:ncerity, taking him by the Hand, 
defirM him to have Patience, letting him know the 
Neceflity of his DiiTimuIation to his own Infamy, be- 
caufe he had been often thus tempted by the Wiles 
of Macbeth ; and Prudence therefore demanded, that 
he (hould be extreamly cautious of whom he trufted, 
but that he found nothing to fear or fufped in Macduff, 
fmce he was fecur'd by the Nobility of his Family, 
the Knowledge of his Manners, Reputation of his Ho- 
nour, and the Conliderablenefs of his Fortune, 

Thus having enter'd into a molt fhri(ft and firm 
Friendfhip, they re'blv'd to make immediate Applica- 
tion to the King of England^ by the Means of his 
Grand-father Sibert ; and to Earl Godnvin by another 
Intereft. In the mean Time the News arrived of the 
Deilru«nion of Macduff's Lady and Children. As the 
Account gave him the ucmoll Pain and Fury, fo the 
Abominablenefs of the Fa(^ ftruck the pious King with 
fiiCh an Abhorrerxe of Macbeth^ that he mimed:ately 
granted oui Suit, made Sibert General of the Expediti- 
on ; and Men were raisM with much Expedition in a 
Caufe fo juft, as the Deliverance of a Neighbour Na- 
tion. The Forces are all on the Majch, and will be 
in this Neighbourhood by that Time we can get ready 
thofe Men, which thefe Countries are to provide. 

The whole Company were reviv'd with the welcome 
Account of their fpeedy Deliverance trom all t.leir Di- 
llsefs; and every one ban;fli'd all 'I houghts of paft 
Elvils, with the Hopes of feeing a fpeedy End of all 
their Misfortunes. 

Eric had been extreamly indullrious, and ^ot his 
(^oca, according to the King's Order, ready mutterM 
and cjifcipij^'d, by that Time they had Couriers arnvM 

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290 The Secret History 

of Duke Sibert's Arrival in thofe Partf. The Day ; 
therefore is come for the Departure of the Gueils, and 
every one made ready to appear with that Spirit the 
Caufe requir*d. But juft before their Departure, the 
Thane of Argyle came to them in a V^efiel, that Eric 
had difpatch'd to lla with the Thane of Augus^^ par- 
ticular Orders for his Releafe. The Meeting was Joy 
on all Sides, and every one that had been an Enemy 
to Angus was now his Friend. The Day of Departure 
being come, the Thane of Angus told the Company, that 
he never more wouM return to Scotland ; that he had 
been guilty of too many Crime?, in a flavifh Submiflion 
to the Tyrant, for a few groi Deeds to remit ; that, 
therefore, he refoIvM to lliy where he was and fpend 
the reft of his Days in Penitence, with the gocd Hermit, 
who help'd to fave his Life on his Ship-wrack. 

All the Company endeavcurM to difTuade him from 
his Refolution, but all in vain; his Daughter, the young 
Thane of Lorn, and the generous Argyle, ail prefs'd 
him by Friendfhip, Piety, and every Motive they cou'd 
think of or urge, but none couM prevail; he faid, he 
had not long to live, that it was Time to think of 
himfelf, and his own Soul ; ^and fince all his Care of 
his Daughter, and young Lorn being now devolved on 
Argylpt the World had no further Need of him ; that 
therefore, he would make his Retreat to Heaven, and 
pray for their good Succefs. 

All Perfuafions be-ng in vain, and theNsceflity of the 

'Time calling on th?m, they were forc*d to feparate, the 
whole Company having artended the Thane of /^ngus 
to the ETermit's Cell, and there taken their Leave of 
Jbim. I will not pretend to defer ^bi the Pain of the 
Daughter and her Lover on fo terrible a Parting ; but 
}e: it luffice, that it was equal to the Love and Virtt;e of 
thofe who were to parr, 

• The Enghjh Army was now entered the Scots Domirf?- 
ons, when the Country came in on all Sides, not only 
with Provifion and Necrflaries, but with Men and Ar- 
mour, on purpofe to aflift in the Reh'ef of their Country. 
Among the lalt came KiUiharren ; and hearing his old 
Mafter the Thane of Argyle was alive, he addrefs'd him- 

■■^^■^ ftlf 



of MACBETH. 291 

fclf to him with all the Joy of a faithful Servant, and 
was received by him with all the Satibfaition of a gei.e- 
rous Mailer. The young Thane of Lorn being by at 
this Iiutrview, had tl.e Curiofity to enquire about the 
Lady, whom he had delivered from Calender. Kilhbar- 
ren informed him, that the Lady was now his Wife, 
that flying away on the Stones falling on him, and hear- 
ing him groan like a dying Man, fhe made diredUy ca 
him, and that both in Difguife retired into the fartbclt 
Part of /ir^y'ey where he had fome Friends and fome 
fmall Eltate. He returned his Thanlcs to young Lom^ 
for delivering his iMiilrefs; and having received his Poll 
from his Lord, he retired. 

As the Army marched on, it daily encreafed ; which 
flruck fuch a Terror into Macbeth^ that though he had 
drawn his Forces together, with a Refolution to give the 
Englijh Battle, yet finding every Day fuch Defertions, 
and how ill his Orders were obey'd, he fled to the Ca- 
IVie oi Diinjinane^ hoping there to make a S and agiinil 
fo dangerous a Torrent. But his Men here likcwue left 
him, and none but his own Cutthroats ftood by him, 
compelled by their common Guilt, to run his Fate for 
fear of one more ignominou,, if they fell not in Fight. 

Bit the Fcrtilications of Duvftnane were not ft)Ong 
enough to keep out his Fears. For when from the Hiil 
he had obfervcd the Englijh marching from Bernham- 
Wood, with green Boughs all in their Hats, as in Tri- 
umph for a bloodlefs Conqucll ; he and his fmall Pur:y 
quit;ei the Caflle, hoping from Fligh: another Day for 
his Fate; which mull there ccme on him, if he fjffcr'd 
himfelf to be coop'd up within the Waih : On w^iich a 
Party took Pofltflion of the Gillie, and another u.ider 
the Command o( Ma:duf^\xri\iS the Tyranc, till they 
brought him to a Ne^cllity of fighting, or of being 
tak'n Priioner. Defpair was to him Courage ; where- 
fore he turns on his Enemies, and hghts with that Fuiy, 
and almoil Madnefs, that had the rcil of his Troop pcr- 
form'd like him, they had made their Way through all 
Oppofers: But they found themfelves we.gh'd down 
With Guilt, and a dallardly Spiri:, fo as to let their 
Mailer be furroundcd, where ne defejujUd, hunfelf foi « 

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292 The Secret History | 

while agalnft all ; till Macduff commgM'^y and knowing 
hifl), notwithftanding this DiCguife that he had put on 
for his fecure Efcape, encounter'd him with equ^i Force, 
and foon brought him to the Ground, with many 
Wounds, and frequent Exprobraticns lor the Murder of 
his Wife and Children. 

Thus fell the Tyrant, who had rais'd hirofelf by 
Viitues he had nor, and fell by the Vices he cou'd 
not mailer ; after he had ellabliili'd his doubtful Throne 
in Righteoufnefs and Love, he forfook both, to de- 
ftroy in feven Years by his Folly, what he Lad built up 
in Ten by his Wifdom. 

T he Party, that feiz'd the Caflle found the Qneen 
dead ; and examining into the Manner of her Dcith, 
they were informed, that for fome Time before thefe 
Events, tliat were fo fatal to their Caufe, fhe had been 
frequently difturb'd in her Sleep, and walk'd about the 
Cattle with her Eyes fliUt talking to he;fclf, as ccn- 
cern'd for the concealing the IViurthers fhe had bten 
guilty of; but that thefe Fits at laft reachM her awake, 
and threw her into fuch Defpair, that a few Days be- 
fore the Arrival of the profperous Forces of her Ene- 
mies in Sight of the Caitle, fhe being left alone hang'd 
htrfelf, and was not found till fhe was quite dead, 
every Body being got on the Caflle Walls to view the 
Ehgliff} Army, full of Fear and Defpair for themfelvep. 

The Tyrant, and his Latly, being dead, Macduff^ 
and all the Thanes prefent with one Voice declared 
Malcolm King of Scotland: And he in return revers'd 
all the Ads 01 Macbeth to the Prejudice of the Nobility, 
and People. 

The Coronation being now at Scone, the Thane of 
Ar^le made this fhort Speech to the new King. 

Ivlv Liege, T^he Example before your Eyes may give 
ycu 'vaarnlng not to fall into the Errors of your Predccef 
for ; for thd the Royal Dignity have the j^dvantage of 
many Places, and ynuch Wealth and Povjer in its D'lf 
fcjt, that it n:eiy a gf eat ijuhile fometifnes keep off' the In- 
di na'ion of the Nobility and People ; yet the Blonv nvill 
at Ictjl come as effeSluc^lly as if at frjl. Society is the 
. Jvfiitution of Heai'en, in the njery Formation of Man" 

kind^ 



ofMACBETn. 293 

kind, hy making human Life infutportaile nvithout it. The 
Good^ therefore^ of that Society mujl be the chief Aim of that 
omnipotent Being, that nvas the Cau/e of it ; The Prince 
therefore of an^ People Jhould refle"!, that he is chofu and 
exalted to that hi^h Poji, not to indulge his Appetite, giiff a 
Loofe to his PaJJions^ and make enjery Thing fuhleruient to^ 
his Will ^ as if he ^vere the Lord, not Ruler, of his People, 
and they his Slaves, not Sulyeas ; tl.at he is mat only 
made to exalt a Favourite or tivo to 'va/i If'ealtk^ and ex- 
cejjive Poiver, ar:d facrifce all Things to his ^^v^ificeor 
Ambition. Nc, nty Lord, a Prince has lefs Right to iit' 
dulge or gi've Way to his PaJJjons than his Subjects^ 
Jince by the PaJJions of the firji^ the Society for luhofe 
Good he is mude, is a Suffer ery lut thofe of a Subject 
reach no farther than Particulars. Te.t ^'hen a Subje^ 
gives Way to his Papons fo as to injure his Ntighbour, 
he is liable to fuffer by Lai'j far making a Breach in the 
Kules of Society. If therefore a pri'zjate Man has a 
legal Remedy againji the ungo-uern^ d Pajftons of his NeigJj- 
hour for a private Wrong, /hall not the Pnblick ha-ve at 
juji a Remedy againft a Prince for indulging his Pafflons 
to the Injury of the Publick ? The Reafon is fo much the 
fironger for the later, than the former ^ as the Publick 
is preferable to the Private. 

My Liege, The King of Heaven, that made us all^ 
end betiAjixt ivhom and us there is no Proportion, for 
nve are in his Hand as nothing \ yet has he fet himjelf 
Laivt and Rules in his Meafures <u)iih Mankind. What 
mad and prophane Flatterers are thofe then, tisho nvou*d 
ferfuade Monarchs, that they are free from all Bounds but 
their Willy njohen the Supreme Being has confiri'd himfelf to 
certain Lanvs in his Adminiji ration, nxjhich he has af- 
fur^d us he nenjer ivill tranfgrefs ? My Lord, Let the Pub' 
lick hi your Council^ hanje no private Favourite, for he 
*will alvoays have an Interefi of his ovun to drive ony 
injurious to yoUy and injurious to your People ; but the 
Publick nvill give you faithful Advice, becaufe it is 
their Intereliy and they cannot benefit themfelves by de- 
ceiving you i but there fcarce ever vjas or ever ivill be 
a Favourite f that nvill not turn a Princess Favour to his 

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294 ^^'^ Secret History 1 

Prejudu'€y if not Ruin. Injhort, wy Lordy kno^jj that 
your Office is conjlifiited for the Good of the People^ and 
mt they for your Will and Pleofure. Linje langj and 
reign happily and jufly. 

The King thank'd him for his Advice, andpromi-'d 
to follow it as long as he liv'd ; and to begin his Reign 
with a remarkable Affair, he created the Thane of 
Argyle^ Karl o^ Argyk, and fo the other Thares Earls, and 
Barons; Titles, till then, never heard ijf m Scot land. 

This Coronation was followed by the Marriage of 
the new Lord Lorn ard Eugenia. 7'he King was her 
Father at the Altar, rir;d tlie Earl of Argyle gave his 
Son. The Ceremony being over, the Pnell, as in^pii'd 
by fome divine Spi ir, thus bleft the new-marry'd Pair. 

Hail happy Pair ! faid he, born under the happy In- 
fluences of the Planets, or rather oidain'd by PrcVidenCQ 
for your Countries Good. From you two ftiall arife a 
noble and illultr o is Race of Heroes, that in latter Day?, 
before ^'ro^/^^^ is no more, fi-all be the Guardians of 
the publick Liberty ; fome fhall fuffer in this glorirus 
Caufe, but ftill another golden Bough fprouts out, that 
confirms his Father's Glory and his own. 



F 1 N J s. 



THE 



HISTORY 

O F T H E 

AMOURS 

O F 

Count SCHLICK, 

Chancellor to the Emperor Sfgifmuncf^ 
and a young Lady of Quality of Siejina. 



By MNEAS SYLVIUS, Poet-Laurear, and 
Secretary to the fame Emperor, afterwards 
Pope Fins the Second. 



LONDON: 

Printed in the Year MDCCXLI. 



■d 



-k I 



THE 



PREFACE. 




HE following Treatife ofJEne- 
as Sylvius, being a Piece of ad- 
mirable Defign and Performance^ 
has always been efleemed by the 
Ingenious^ that underjlood him 
in his own Language-, and it 
was therefore thought worthy a Tranjlation^ and 
fit to bring up the Rear of the Now celebrated 
Madam d' Unnois. I fhall 7iot queflion the A- 
bilities of this fuppofed^ or real Lady^ hut I 
may venture to fay^ that ro French Author of 
this Kind {befuies her) has the leafl Pretence to 
a Rivaljhip with our Author. The French 
Performances of this Nature are generally flight ,^ 
trifling., and little acquainted with Nature^ in 
the Expreffwn of the Paffions., and furprizing 
Incidents of an Intrigue. It is true^ indeedy . 
that -^neas Syh'ius has the Advantage in ^lac- 



O 5 



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.3 PRE FACE. 

mfhhis Scene of his .Amour in Italy, ^here phs 
Difficulty of Accefs to the Ladies^ furnifkes more 
Occafio'tts of uncommon Adventures^ and puts 
the Heads of both the Lady and Gallant on In- 
vent i on ^ to find out Ways of deceiving a jealous 
Husband and 'usalchful Spies •, but the free Con- 
verfaticn of the Women of France makes the 
Succefs more eafy^ and the Paffion by Confcquence 
lefs violent. So that iiideed .all their Amours 
7nay be called Gallantries^ little lambent Flames^ 
which never arrive at Force enough to caufe 
ihofe raging Emotions of Def.re^ v:hich Con^ 
firaini end Difficulty create in Italy. "This has 
furmfijed JEneas Sylvius ^vith the Opportunity 
of giving us the Lineaments of Paffions^ which 
ive can only find in the Ancients^ and which the 
French Authors are little acquainted zvith, 
■■'■ There is yet. another Advantage which cur 
Author has above the Monfieurs, in writing on 
a real not- ficiitious Story, For tho* he gives his 
Levers the Names of Eurialus and Lucretia,.// 
is plain frora a Paffage in his Epifile Dedicatory 
to the Count of Schlick, that he drew his Pic- 
ture from the true Adventures of that Lord, 
It is granted^ that a great Genius can form a 
Story more ct^cellcnt than common Life ; can 
keep up the Chara^ers^ give us ynore jufi and 
fircngcr Lineaments of the Paffiions than we 
meet with every Day \ as is plain from Homer, 
Sophocles, Euripides, Virgil, Ovid, a7idthe 
like \ but then by the fingular Force of their 
Genius they keep whole Nature in View^ and 

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rhe PREFACE. 

draw her in the Abftra5l^ and the general Fea- 
tures of the whole Kind. But alas ! to hope 
any fuch Excellence from a French Author^ Is 
in vain. For in thefe gayer Performances they 
are led away by their native airy Temper from 
all Juftice of Thought^ and draw at beft but 
-particular Faces •, while JEne^s and the Anci- 
ents give us general Nature, 

i^neas Sylvius was likewife a Scholar^ had 
fludied Books and Men -, had blended the College 
■ and the Court fo happily^ as to have the Force 
and not Stiffnefs of the former *, and the Gen- 
te chiefs^ and not Ignorance of the latter. For 
thd* Arts are not much learned at Courts^ or 
much encouraged there ; yet a Man of Art^ by 
the Court polifhes his hear^iing^i and gains a 
pleafing Mode of writing.^ if not thinkings at 
leajl in Gayety and Amom\ and their juji Ex- 
preffion. He was a Poet of that Confideration 
in his Age., as to be made imperial Poet to Sigif- 
mond the Emperor^ and his Secretary befides. 
From whence he made his Way to be Secretary 
in the Council of Bafil •, and by the fever al Steps 
cf Bifhop and Cardinal^ to the tripple Diadem 
itfelf. 

The Occafion of his writing this Story^ he 
gives us both in his Epiflle to Count Sz\\\\Q\^y 
and in his Prologue to Marianus Sozinus of Si- 
enna, which in Jufiice-to the Author^ I fhall 
here tranjlate, 

O (> The 



®^' PREFACE. 

T^he Epiftle Dedicatory of iEneas Sylvius 
to Count Sehlick. 

To the moil Magnificent, and moft Gene- 
rous Knight, the Lord Cajpar Sehlick, 
Count of the Holy Roman Empire, Lord 
of Newcajlle, Chancellor to the Empe- 
ror, i^c, 

iEneas Sylvius imperial Poet and Secre- 
tary^ jendetb Healthy &c. 

MA R I A N u s Sozinus of Sienna, my 
Countryman, a Man of an affable 
and eafy Temper, and of fo general Extent 
in all Manner of Literature, that I believe, 
I Ihall not eafily find his Fellow ; has lately 
very iiluch importuned me to defcribe to him 
two Lovers ; he was indifferent, whether the 
Story were a poetical Fiiflion or a Reality. 
You know he is a Man worthy the Name of 
Man, yet yoq will be furprifed at my Ac- 
count of him. Nature has been parfimoni- 
ous to him in nothing but Stature. He is 
indeed a very little Pv.^rfon, and ought to 
have been of my Family, whofe Surname cf 
Plccolomini^ figniiies Utile Men. He is elc- 
quent, and learned in both the Canon ai d 
CiVil Law *, lie is acquainted with all Hiflo- 
nes, llsillful in Poetry ; writes Verfe both in 
..^ Latin and the Tufcan Tongue; is as great a 
^'.^^l^uilvfophcr :ioPlafOj in Gcom:tiy equal 

CO 



rhe PREFACE. 

to Boetius \ in Arithmetic to Macrohius% he 
can play on all Manner of M-jfical Inftru- 
ments •, and is as knowing in Agriculture as 
Virgil himfelf. There is nothing of civil Af- 
fairs that he is ignorant of. While yet he 
was frefli, and in tlie Bloom and Vigour of 
his Youth, he was a perfect Mafter in all the 
vigorous Exercifes of his Age, nor could bs 
vanquiflied in any of them by any of his Co- 
temporaries. The VcfT.ls of lefTer Bodies 
fometimes gain a Value from their Smallnefs, 
as Jewels and precious Stqiies may witnefs. 
And as Statins fays of Tydctts. -^ m- 

Major in exiguo regnahat Cor pore Virtus, 
The lelfjr Bulk, the larger Soul contained. 

Had the Gods but given him Beauty and 
Immortality, he had been a God. Bat no 
mortal Man ever polTefTed a'l Things \ and 
I never knew any Man, who wanted lefs than 
Marianus. Nay, he is learned in the mod incon- 
fiderableThings. He paints likeanothery^^//^j-, 
and nothing can be more corredt and beauti- 
ful than thofe Manufcripts which he has 
wrote. Praxiteles was not a better Carver •, 
nor is he ignorant of Phyfic : to all which 
admirable Q^ualifications I muft add the mo- 
ral Virtues, which govern and diredt others. 
I have in my Time known feveral Perfons 
that have given themfelves to the Study of 
Letters, make a great Progrcfs in Learning, 
but they have nothing of Urbanity and the 

Civilities 



rhe PREFACE. 

Civilities of Life •, they know not how to go- 
vern either themfelves or others ; neither 
the Public, nor their own private Affairs. 
Flagarenfis was furprifed and amazed at his 
Bailiff, and accufed him of Theft, when he 
told him that his Sow had farrowed eleven 
Pig?, and his Afs but one Colt. Gomicius 
of Milan thought himfelf with Child, and 
long expecled to be brought to B.^d, be- 
caufe in Generation his Wife had taken 
his Place -, and yet thefe Men are looked on 
as the greatefl: Lights of the civil Law. In 
-others you find either Pride or Avarice. 
But this Man is extremely generous, and his 
Houfe is always full of honourable Acquaint- 
ance ; he is Enemy to none ; he defends the 
People •, comforts the Sick ; helps the Needy; 
aflifts the Widows ; and never difappoints 
the Hopes of any one that wants him. His 
Countenance, like Socrates^ is always the 
fame. He is undaunted in Adverfity, and 
never puft up with the greateft Profperity ; 
he knows fo well the Principles of Cunning, 
not to reduce them to Pradtice, but to be on 
his Guard againft them ; he is doated on by 
his Fellow-Citizens, and beloved by Stran- 
gers ; he is hateful nor cruel to none. But I 
do not know the Reafon that has induced a 
Man furnifhed with fo many Virtues, to de- 
fire a Thing of that Lightnefs. L only 
know this, that I ought to deny him nothing. 
For when I lived at Sienna^ I had a peculiar 

Love 



The PREFA CE. 

Love for him •, nor is my Love diminiflied 
tho' divided. And as he was endowed with 
all other admirable Qualities of Nature, fo 
was he mofl eminent for this, that he never 
let any Man's Love to him be barren, and 
without fome Benefit. 

I could not therefore think that the Re- 
quefts of fuch a Man ought to be negle6led ; 
and for thatReafon I have wrote the Adven- 
tures of two Lovers, without Fi6i:ion. The 
Affair happened at Siemia^ during the Abode 
of the Emperor Sigifmmid in that City ; you 
was there at the fame Time, and if I may 
believe my Ears, you beftowed fome of your 
Time and Addrefs in Love. It is the City 
of Venus. Your Friends, who know you 
well, fay that you were there much in Love, 
and that no Body was more gallant than your- 
fclf *, and believe that there was no Amour 
pall, at that Time, that you had not fome 
Knowledge of. I therefore defire you to 
read over this Hiftory, and fee whether I 
have wrote Truth or not ; blufli not if it call 
to your Mind any Tranfadbions of yours, that 
were like thefe, fince you were a Man, and 
therefore fubjed to the Frailty of Man. He 
zvho never was in Love^ is either a Stone or a 
Beaft, 

Farewell, 

Whether his Friend Sozinus merited this 

extraordinary Chara^er^ or whether iEneas Syl- 

. . vius 



^^ PRE FACE. 

vius heightened that to jujiify his writing on fo 
cmoYous a Suhje5i at the Age of Forty^ I jhall 
not determine. The following Prologue will fet 
it in a plainer Light, 

Ihe PROLOGUE. 

^fieas Sylvius^ Poet and imperial Secre- 
tary, to his Fellow-Citizen Marianus 
Sozhiiis, ProfefTor of both Civil and 
Canon Law, Health. * ' 

YOUR Requeft is not agreeable to my 
Age, and quite oppofite and repugnant 
to yours. For what can I, who draw near 
to forty, write of Love, or you of fifty hear? 
Love is a Theme that pleafes the Ears of 
Youth, and feeds on their tender Hearts. 
Love is as improper a Difcourfe to the Did, 
as Prudence is to the Young. Nor is there 
any Thing more odious and ridiculous than=- 
when old Age difcovers an Affedlation of A- 
mours without Strength. You may indeed 
find fome old Men that love, but you never 
can find one beloved: For old Age is defpifed 
in Marriage and Addrefies to the Fair. A 
Woman never loves any Man, that is not in 
his Vigour and Luilyhood. If any one 
would perfwade you to the contrary, iie 
would but impofe on you. I know very well 
that it is not proper lor my Years to write of 
Love, when I am now pall the Noon, and 

turning 



The PR EFA C E. 

turning on the Evening of Life. Bat then \j 
know, that it is equally improper for your 
Requeft, as for my Performance. It is my 
Duty to obey you -, you mud therefore take 
Care what you command me. Your fupe- 
rior Age impofes the Duty of Obedience on 
me by the Laws of Friendfliip •, which if 
your Juftice is not afraid of infringing by 
your Commands, my Folly fhall not fear to 
tranfgrefs by obeying them. I have received 
fo many Benefits from you, that I can deny 
nothing to your Defifes, altho* mixt with 
fomeching lefs honourable. 1 (Lall, there- 
fore, now obey that Requeft, which you 
have now ten Times repeated ; nor will J 
any longer refufe what you afked wuth fuch 
Importunity. Yet I fhall not, as you defire, 
feign a Story, nor make Ufe of my poetical 
Right, as long as it is in my Power to write 
a Truth : For who is fo fond of Falfhood as 
to lye when he can fpeak the Truth to more 
Advantage? Bccaufe you have often been in 
Love, and yet want not Fire, you would 
have me write a Story of two Lovers. 'Tis 
a Pronenefs to Amour that will not fuffcr you 
to be old. I will be complaifant to your In- 
clinations, and I will rouze all the amorous 
Spirits of this grey-headed Lover. Nor will 
i have Recourfe to Fi6lion, where I have fo 
great a Plenty of Truth. For what is more 
tommon all about the World ? What City, 
vvhat Village, what Family is free from Ex- 
amples 



The PR EFACE. 

amples of this kind ? What Man pad thirty 
has done no Exploit for the Sake of Love ? 
I form my Conjecture from Self,whom Love 
has expofed to a thoufand Dangers. I thank 
the Powers above, that I have a thoufand 
Times efcaped the Ambufhes laid for me ; 
more happy than Mars^ whom Vulcan caught, 
fn his Iron Net, in the Embraces of Venus^, 
and expofed them to the Laughter of the 
reft of the Gods. 

But I will rather choofe to relate others 
Amours than my own, leaft that, by ftirring 
up the Embers of the old Fire, I lliould yet 
find fome Spark alive. The Love I fhall give 
you an Account of, is full of Wonder, and 
almoft incredible, with which the Breafts of 
the two Lovers were on Fire. Nor will I 
have Recourfe to old forgotten Amours, but 
the violent Flames of our own Time. I will 
not entertain you with the Loves of Troy or 
Babylon^ but of our own Native City, tho* 
one of the Lovers was born nearer the North- 
ern Pole. 

Some Profit may perhaps be drawn from 
this very Story. For fmce the Lady, who is 
the Argument of the following Difcourfe, 
having loft her Lover, breathed out her Soul 
full of Grief and Indignation*, and the Gal- 
lant never after enjoyed a perfedl Satisfadlion ; 
It may be a juft and timely Warning to 
Youth, to avoid fuch criminal Amours. Let, 
therefore, the young Ladies hear, and gather 

this 



7he PREP aX: E. 

this Leffon from what I relate, never to niin 
theinfelves in engaging in Love with young 
Gallants. This Story inltni(fls Youth not to 
lift themfelves in a Warfare, that yields more 
Gall than Honey ; bat calling off Lewdnefs,. 
and the furious Dictates of Lufl:, which make 
Men mad, they apply themfelves wholly to 
Virtue, which only can make a Man happy. 
If any one knows not the Multitude of Evils 
and Mifchiefs, that lie concealed in fo fpeci- 
ous a Name as Love, here he may have a full 
View of them. 

Farewell, my Friend, and pray lend your 
Attention to the Peru fal of that Story, which 
you commanded me to write. 

^hefe ttvo Letters^ and vobat I have /aid aU 
ready ^ ijDill he ftifficient for the Author, I jhall 
only add for the Tran/lation^ that I have kept 
as near the Author* s Di^ion as was agreeable to 
the Difference of the Languages •, that I have 
never made any Scruple to. add^ where the Au- 
thor gave a Hint worth the improving \ and 
have ventured to leave out^ what I thought 
might prove tedious to an Englifli Reader, In 
the main^ I hope I may pretend to have done 
iEneas Sylvius Juflice, and given him fuch an 
Englifh Garb^ as very few of our modern 
French Authors weary when they vifit us in the 
Britifh Tongue. 

the 



Tl)e tKl^P ACE. 

^Jhe Moral of this Fahle^ or rather Hifiory^ 
fi very good^ and yet fo general as to he extend- 
ed to all of this Nature^ that are jujlly writ *, 
hut the French generally make the Offenders 
'Very eafy^ and meet no ^tinijhment hut what 
they find in the Infidelity of each other. 




THE 



[ 309] 



THE 



HISTORY' 

O F T H E 

AMOURS 

O F 

Count Sc H L I C K, ^c. 



EVERY Body already knows witli what Pomp 
and Magnificence Sicnnay the Place of both our 
Nativities, received the Emperor Sigifmon^/. 
They built a Palace for his Reception, near the Church 
of St. Martha ; where after the Ceremony of the Day, 
when he arriv'd, he was met by four Matrons, almoit 
of equal Quality, Beauty, Age and Habit. Any one 
might eafily miltake them for G. ddjfies, confeiTing no- 
thing mortal in their Afpe<fl and Appearance. Had 
they been but three, they might well have pall for 
Vciiusy Juno and Pallas^ that appear'd to the Royal 
Shepherd, in the Solitude of Mount Ida. 

The Emperor Sigifmondt tho' in Years, being of a 
very amorous Temper, took no greater Delight than in 
his Converfation with the Ladies, nor ccu'd Nature af- 
ford him any Thing more pltafing, than the Sight 
of a beautiful Woman. As foon, therefore, as he call 
his Eye on thefe four Ladie*, leaping from his Horfe 
he was received by them, and turning to his Atten- 
cants, fuUof Surprize ard Satisfadion, fiequendy ask'd 

them 



310 The History of the 

tliem if they had ever beheld fuch Charms before r 
Far f7.y Party faid he, / know not whut to determine, 
whether they are H^omen, or Angels^ at Uajl J am Jure 
they have heavenly Faces. 

While the Emperor was fo loudly zealous in their 
Praife, a modefl Blufh ovcrfpread their Face?, and 
theii bafhful Eyes fixt themfelves on the Ground; but 
that which fet their Modefty in a better Light, gave a 
heightning to their Beauty : The Indian Ivory drained 
with the purple Violets, and the ruddy Rofe mingled 
with the Lilly, caft no fuch beauteous Colours, as their 
Cheeks. 

; Among the.e there was a Lady named Lucretia, who 
(hone above the reft with fuperior Light and Grace.' 
She was not yet twenty Years of Age, of the Family 
of the Camilli^ but was marryM to one Mcnelaus^ a 
Man of very great Wealth, tho' far unworthy of having 
fo much Youth and Beauty under his Jurifdidion, but 
throughly worthy of the Honour of being deceived and 
impofedonby his Wife, and furnilhed with the larg- 
eft Browantlers in the World. Lucretia was taller 
than all the reft; ftie had an Abundance of Hair, and 
that bright as Threads of burnifhed Gold, which was 
not ty'd clofe back like that of a Maid, but interwovea 
with Jewels and Gold ; her Forehead was open and of a 
juft Largenefs, not ruftled with the leaft Wrinkle ; Her 
Eye-brow black and drawn in an exadl Bow, and fepa- 
rated from each other by a regular Interval : Her Eyes 
darted Beams fo fierce, that like thofe of the Sun they 
made the Beholders blind. With thefe flie could either 
kill* or revive whom ftie pleafed; Her Nofe drawn in 
a diredl Line and juft Height, with equal Bounds di- 
vided the Rofy Pi ovinces of her Cheeks, than which 
nothing could be more lively, or more delightful, ef- 
pecially when a graceful Smile formed in each a charm- 
ing Dimple, which none could behold without a Deftre 
of kifting : Her Mouth was fmall and charming, her 
Lips of Coral hue, difcovered a wondrous Aptnefs for 
the amourous Bite: Her Teeth fmall and even looked 
Jike Mother of Peail ; her tremulous Tongue, wheo it 

moved. 



Amours of Count Schlick. 311^ 

moved, feem'd to fend forth not meer Words, but Har- • 
xnony in Perfeftion. What fhould I fay of the Beauty 
of her Chin, or the Whitenefs of her Neck ? Since 
there was no Part of her Body or Face, that was not 
worthy of a Panegyric Men judged of the inward 
Beauty of the Mind, by the ejcterior C^>arms of her 
Perfon. No Body tliat faw her, butenvy'd the Hap- 
pinefs of her Husband, who was fure to have as many 
Rivals, as his Wife had Beholders. Befides thefe, the 
general Air of her Face, difcovered a Thoufand en- 
g.iging and peculiar Graces. As to her Speech, what 
Tradition gives us of the Difcourfe of Cor?ieliay the Mo- 
ther of the G/-/7r^-^/, or the Daughter of Orteftu^^ was 
true of her, for nothing could be more fweet and modefl:, 
than what Ihe faid. She made not a Show of Honefty, 
with a four and fupercilious Look, as moft of her Sex 
affed to do, but difcovered a vifible Modefty in a chear- 
ful Countenance ; not dalhed with a too bafhful Rullici- 
ty, nor too forward and bold in her Deportment, but 
bore a Mafculine Soul in her Female Heart, tempered 
with a becoming Modeity. The Ornaments of her 
Drefs were various, every where diftinguilhed with 
Jewels and precious Stones ; her Head drefs was both 
graceful and rich, and her Fingers adorned with Dia- 
mond Rings of confiderable Value. Helen difcovered 
not more betwitching Charms that Day, when Mene- 
Jaus firft had Paris for his Gueft ; nor was /Andromache 
fet out with greater Magnificence on the Day of her 
Marriage to Hector. 

In this beauteous Company was Catharine the Wife 
of Petrucio^ who dying foon after this Solemnity, had 
Ceefar himfelf in the Train of her Mourners, having be- 
fore devoted her Infant Son to the Service of the Empe- 
ror ; a Lady of uncommon Charms, though much In- 
ferior to thofe oiLucretia. Every ones Mouth was full 
of the Beauties of Lucretia^ and Lucretia was the 
whole Subjed of every Difcourfe. She had the Tribute 
oi C^far^s Praife, and that of the whole Court, and 
drew the Eyes of all that were prefent to whatever 
Place (he turned herfelf. As it is faid, that Orpheus 

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312 The History of the 

by the Power of his Lute drew Wbods and Rocks to his 
Harmony, fo did Lucretitt by her Eyes all that beheld 
her. But Euriahis of Franconia^ whofe Perfon and 
Wealth, made him extreamly fit for a Lover, was 
more, than all the reft, and beyond the Bounds of 
Juftice, born by an impetuous Paffion to be her pecu- 
liar Devote : He was not yet quite thirty two Years of 
Age, of a middle Stature, of a gay and graceful Mien, 
fprightly Eyes, foftned with an engaging Swectnefs, 
and all other Parts of his Body compofing a graceful 
Majefty of Mafculine Beauty. The other Courtiers 
after a long Campaign were not fo well drefs*d, or fo 
plentifully furnifhed with Gold ; but he by his own pa- 
ternal Wealth and Eftate, and thefingular Advantage of 
the peculiar Friendftiip and Favour of the Emperor, 
which drew to him abundance of Prefents, appeared 
every Day more fplendid in the Eye of the World. He 
was followed by a long Train of Servants ; he one Day 
wore his Cloaths all over embroider'd with Gold, ano- 
ther Velvet enobled with the Tyrian Dye, and every 
Day vary'd his Equipage with forae Pomp and Magni- 
ficence. His Horfes were fuch as the Fables tell us, 
came to the Siege o^Troy with Memnon. In fhort, 
there was nothing wanting bur Quiet and Eafe to kin- 
dle up that kindly Warmth of Mind, which we call 
Love. But Youth, and that Luxury of good Fortune, 
by which Love is nourifhed, prevailed ; and EuriaJus 
was now no longer Mafter of himfelf; he no fooner 
faw Lucreiia^ but his Heart look Fire, and dwelt on 
her Face; he thought he could never fatisfy his Defire 
with looking upon her, nor did his Love prove 
vain; The Event was wonderful. The Number of 
handfome Men was great; but Lucretia c\\o{t only Eu- 
rinlui ; nor was the Train of beautiful Ladies inconfi- 
derable, yet Eur talus could think of none but Lucrdia. 
■•Tis true, they were noc fo happy, as to be fenfibleat 
that Interview of the mutual Flame they had caufed 
in each others Breaft ; but both had the Pain to fear, 
that each loved without any Return from the Perfon be- 
loved. As foon, therefore, as the tedious Ceremony of 



Amours of Cowtt Schlick. 313 

Xu<eiar^^ Entry and Reception were over, and each retir- 
ed to their Apartment, Lucretia's Mind was wholly 
pofTeft with Eurialus, and his entirely taken up with 
Lucretia\ (he could think of him alone, and he only of 
her. 

Who after this will be furprized at the Amour o^ 
Pimmus and Thiibe. Their Neighbourhood gave the 
firft Steps to their Pafiion, which from the Opportunity 
of their adjoining Houfes in Time grew to a Head. 
But this Couple never faw one another before, or had 
ihe leaft Preparation by a preparatory Report, till that 
Moment unknown even by Name to each other. He 
was a Franconian, fhe a Tufcaji ; nor did the Tongue do 
the Office of a Mediator, the Eyes only did the Woik 
compleatly, by pleafingone another at the hr ft View. 
Lucretia, being therefore thus deeply wounded by 
Love, and burning with a fecret, bat violent Fire, 
forgets that fhe is marry'd, hates her Husband hearti- 
ly ; and nourilhing the amorous Wound in her Bofom, 
fte there hugs the dear Image o^ EurialuSy now deeply 
fixt in her Heart, nor allows any Red to li^r Body, 
nor Quiet to her Mind, till thus llie rcafons with 
herfelf. 

* I know not what is the Matter, fuys JJ:c to hcrjelf^ 
I can no longer bear my Husband's Company , I take 
no Pleafure in his Embraces; his KiDes are taftelefs; 
his Difcourfe odious; the Image of that lovely Strang- 
er I faw fo near Cafar is perpetually before my Eye? ; 
drive away if thou canfl, Lucretia ^ thofe guilty FJamts 
from thy chafle Bofom ! But alas ! could I do that, I 
were no longer Sick, as I am ! I find a new and un- 
known Force drag me away, which I cannot refifl : 
Defire perfwades one Thing ; but Juftice another ! £ 
know which is beft, yet I mult follow that whica 
is worft. Where alas is my Honour? The Senfe of 
my Quality ? What 1 ave I to do with this Foreigner ? 
Why do I thus burn with a PalTion for a Man of a 
diltant Country ? And why am I fo mad as to wifli to 
fhare the Bed of a Perfon of quite another World ? If 
I am weary cf ray Husband, this City may fure af- 

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3T4 T^he History of the 

* ford an agreeable Gallant? But alas ! how foft, and 
yet how majelTiick his Face? who is there but mull be 
charmed by his Beauty, Age, Quality and \'irtue? 
At leafl I find he has found the Way to my Heart; 
and I muft perifh unlefs he afford me Relief; But oh ! 
may the Fates be far more propitious. But» O mon- 
i\rous Shame ! fhall I betray my chafte Nuptial-Bed to 
a Stranger of whom I know nothing at all ; and who 
perhaps, as foon as he has abufed my Embraces, 
(hall go quite away, be the Husband of fome ether 
too happy Woman, and leave me behind unvalued, 
and unthought of? But his Looks, the Noblenefs of 
his Mind, and the graceful Form of his Perfon pro- 
mife no fuch Evils, as to make me dread any Treach- 
ery from him, or that he fhould ever forget the Ten- 
dernefs of my Love! Befides he (hall firll plight me 
his Faith in Ten thoufand binding Oaths to be con- 
flant. Wliy in the midft of Security fhould I be fo 
fearful of Danger ? Away, away, ye idle Terrors, I 
banifti you all my Bofom. My Beauty is not fo very 
fmall but that he may defire me with an equal Ardor. 
He will always owe himfelf to me, if I once admit 
him to my Embraces, How many pefler me with 
their Addreffes wherever I go. How many Rivals 
fpend the Evening at my Doors without any Regard ? 
No more, O Love I I furrender to thy Power, and 
I will apply myfelf to thy Diredion. This lovely 
Man (hall either flay here with me, or take me with 

him wh^rev^r he goes. But fhall I then abandon 

my Mother, my Husband and my Country ? My 
Mother is fevere and cruC.l., and ever an Obftacle lo 
my Pleafures : I had rather ht without my Husband, 
than fuffer his Carefles j and that only w V^y Country, 
where J find P'eafure in living. But 1 fh'ail \^ SPY 
Fame, ^y Reputation. But what are the idle j^u- 
mours of Men to me, which will never come to my 
Ears ? He that is too cautious of his Fame will never 
venture upon any bold and brave Undertaking. Be- 
fidep, I have abundance of Examples tojuflify my 
Conduit. Helen gave her confent to the Rape, and 

Faris 



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Amours of C:)unf SchMck. 315 

*' parts bore her not away againft her Inclination. 
« What fliojld I mention Jria^/ie, or MeJfa ? No bo- 
< dy condemns them who err with a Multitude. 

In this manner did Lucretia fpend the wakeful Nights, 
and tedious Days, in arguing with herfelf to llrengthen 
her Caufe, and juftify that Guilt, to which (he hid al- 
ready furrendered her Heart. Nor had Euria'.us lefs 
furious Contefts in his Bofom, and Tumults in his Mind. 
Lucretia'^ Houfe was jult in the Mid-way, betwixt the 
Court and his Lodgings ; nor could he pafs to the Pa- 
lace but he muft fee her, fhewing herfelf out of Ker Win- 
dows. But Lucretia always blulh'd every Time fhe faw 
Euriaiu<y which made the Emperor himfelf fenfible of 
her Love. For riding up and down, as his Cuilom was, 
and often pafllng this VVay, he had made it his Obfer- 
vation, that fhe immediately changed Colour on the 
Approach oiEuriahiSy who was always as near him, as 
M'tcen^s was to y^uguJJus. 'I'urning himfelf to him, 
faid the Emperor, Do you obferve Eurialus hozu you zcound 
the Ladies Hearts ? Tfjis Lady has certainly a P^JJion for 
you. And fometimes as if he envy'd the happy Lover, 
he would draw Eurialus^s Hat over his Eyes, when he 




reply'd Eurialus, but this Aflion of your Majefty's may 
be prejudicial to the Lady, by giving her a Sufpicion of 
what there is no ground for, for upon my Honour I 
have not the lead Affair with the Ladies on my Hands 
at this Time. 

The Horfe of EuriaJu^ was of a light reddifh Colour, 
beautiful in its Shape, and fit for fo accomplifhed a Ri- 
^er ; fo full of Fire, that when the Trumpet founded 
he could not be kept without Motion, curveting, and 
pawing the Ground with his Hoofs every Way, dif- 
tovering his Ardour at the martial Mufic. Lucretia 
was not wholly unlike this Horfe, when fhe faw Eu- 
rialus, who, though when alone fhe had refolved to 
Hiut up all the Avenues to Love, yet when fhe once be- 
held him, fhe fet no Bounds to her Pafiion or herfelf; Bot 

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316 The History of the 

as a dry Field of Corn fet on Fire, is more inflamed 
by the Blafts of theadverfe Wind, fo bjrnt the unhappy 
Lucretia at tie Sight of her Eur'ialus. 

The wife Men are certainly in the right, who tells 
us, that Challity is only to be found in the humble 
Cottage; and that Poverty alone feels Pa ffions without 
Guilt; which is confined to a little Hur, while Pa- 
laces, and noble Structures are wholy unacquainted with 
ChalHty. Who ever enjoys a profperous Fortune, a- 
bounds in Luxury, and always purfues what he has not 
yet enjoy'd. Luft has chofen for her abode, magnifi- 
cent Strufture:, and the large fpread Palaces of unwieldy 
Fortune. 

Lucreiia having fuch frequent Sight of 'Eurin/u^, was 
unab'e any longer to contend with her Pafiion, but 
wholly apply'd her Thoughts torefleft whom fliefhould 
make a Confident in her Amour, fmce the Fire, that is 
deny'd a Vent, burns more fiercely. She had among her 
Husbaud's Servants an old Fellow, aG^'riw^^^byBirth, and 
by Name ^ojtas^ faithful to his Mailer, having lived a 
great while in his Service. This Man the poor Love- 
fick Lady tries to bring to her Devotion, confiding 
more in his Country, than the Man. One Day the 
Emperor was to pafs by her Houfe, followed by a very 
numerous Train ; when Eunnlus was near fhe calls to 

*~ofiaS' Come hither^ ^(^c^// Sofias, faid fhe, I have a 

httle Bufinefs with you look down out of the Window, 

What Nation can boaft of fuch Men as theje ? See haw all 
their curled Hair falls in comely Ringlets down their Should- 
ers I What charming Faces, all fupported with Necks of 
Ivory? which Way foever they turn themfelues, what Cou- 
rage^ and Vigour they dijcover in their Bofoms? 7his is 
quite another Sort and Species of Men, than what our Cli' 
mate produces ! Ihefe are certainly the Seed of the Gods, 
aud of a Heavenly Race ! Oh I that Fortune had bounti- 
fully bcfozved ohe of thefe Demi-Gods on me for a Hus- 
band I Had not n:y Eyes been witnefs of this Miracle, I 
(hould never have believed thee telling fuch Wonders, tho* 
Fame allow s, tbat the Germans ex cell all the reft of Man- 
kind. I believe abundance of the Snow of their Northern 

Clime 



Amou R s ^/ Count Schlick. 3 1 7 

Clime is con-je^d into their Ccfriplexion. But do you 
kno^iM any of them F Mo/i of the;n ( reply'd Sofas. ) 
Do you hiovj Euriaius the Franconian, purfud Lucrc- 
tia? Js n.vell as I do Avj^/y { anf.vered Safins.) But 
ivjj))^ Madam^ do you ask }ne that '^lefdon ? FIl tell thee 

.(reply'd Lucretia) confident that the Uelp^ ivhich I de- 

fire fro:n your good Nature, <^viil not "vanijh into Air. 
^here is no Man in all this Retinue cf the Emperor ^ 
that is fo agreeable to me, as this Euriaius, V/V he that 
has dijlurh''d my Mind. I find my Breaji hum ~vith 1 
knoav not ivhat Fires : I can neither forget him, nor re- 
. fore tny Peace of Mind, unlefs I make my Condition known 
to hiri. Go, tny good So{\zs, feek cut VMn2.\\:xs ; tell him, 
I lo've him', this is all 1 defre ofihciy nor fpall you bear 
this Meffage iKithout a Renxard. 

Dear Madam (reply'd Sofas) <vch:it is this you tell 
me? Do you think me capable. Madam , of doing ft ch a 
Villa^y, fo much as ev'n in Thought P TVhat^ betray my 
Mafter ? Shall I in my old yJge 'vetiture into Treachery^ 
ijchich in ?ny Youth, I altvays abhorred. Rather^ moj} 
noble Lady, refleSl on your illufrious Blood, dt i-ve atvav 
thefe abominable Flames from )our chafe Breaf, nor lifen 
to the Flatteries of a pernicious Hope ; extinguijb this in- 

fernal Fire. The Difficulty of reftjlifig Love is not gi-eat, 
if you check his frf Infults ', ntchile he that uourifies the 

fvveet E'vil ly foothing it, delivers himfelf up to the 
hard Tyranny of an injolent Lord ; and puts on a cruel 
Yoke ivhich he cannot caf offn.'jhen he ivould. But Jhoud 

your Husband come to knon.v this, nvhat intolerable Pu- 
nijhments 'woud he infiSi j and no Amour can long be kept 
a Secret. 

Hold thy Peace, good Sofias, (interrupted Lucretia) 
here is no Room for Terror, for h^ that fears not to die, 
fears nothing. I am ready to bear nvhate'ver E-vent my 
Lo-ce Jhall bring upon me. 

Alas / my unhappy Miftrefs, (reply'd Snfas) njohither 
does a blind Paffion hurry you ? Will you make your Houfe 
infamous ; and be the only Adult re fs of your Family ? 
Can you think yourfelf fafe in your Guilt, <vohen there are 
G thoufand Eyes, that obfern)e you 2 Neither your Mother, 

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3i8 7he History of the 

nor your Huiband^ your Relations ^ vor Ma'tdi imUI fuj^er 

this Crime to be. Jeer et. Shcud the Ser-vants be faithful, 

and flent, the <very Beofts thenfel-ues ivoud reveal the 

IVickednefs'y and the wery Dogs, Pillars, and Marble of 

the Walls accufe ycu aloud. But Jhou\i you keep the Secret 

from all here, you cannot fom him, nvho fees all Things, 

God. RefeJl on the prefent Pain, in the Terrors of Con- 

fience; a Scul full of Guilt, fearing e'ven itjef? There 

is no Confidence, r.o Truji in great Crimes: I beg you to 

fife the Flames of impious Lonje j expel I the horrid Crime 

from your chafe Mind, and ha've a ixfe Fear of admit" 

ting a flange Intruder to a Share in your Husband*^ 

Bed. 

I confefs (reply'd Lucretia) all that you ha-ve faid is 
*very true ; 1 allo^w it ; but the 'viclorious Madnefs cqtjU' 
pels me to follo-jj the nxorfe and contrary Cour/e. My 
Mind knonfjs the deadly Precipice, on the Brink of nvhich 
it ftands , and knoiving tlxzt, jumps headlong into Ruin', 
the Frenzy prenjails, and rules my Heart, and poiverful 
Lo^e tyrannizes through all my Per [on. I am refolv'd 
to follo^jo, nxhatever the DomirJc7i of Love Comrnands. 
Alas! alas, I have too long Jlruggled ^voith the mighty 
Poiver in vain. Carry therefore., if thou haji any Pity 
en my Mifery, my Meffa^^e to the Man I love. 

Sofas Q\\ this fentfoith a mod pitiful Sigh, and fal- 
ling on his Knees, proceeded / beg you. Madam, 

ly tbefe grey Hairs of m^ -^gs, and this Breaji nxorn out 
vuith Cares, and that Fidelity which 1 have alvjays 
Jhevo'd in my long Service to your Parents, put a fop to 
your Fury, and help your fe If ', half the Cure is the Will 
to he cur''d. 

I have not (faid Lucretia) lof all my Modefty, I voill 
follovj your /Advice, good Sofias ; the only Refuge that is 
left for this Evil, I voill fie to, and that is Deaths 
vjhich alone can prevent the Wickednefs. 

Sofas, frighten'd with fo ' dire a Refolution, cry'd. 
Moderate, Madam, this unruly Rage of your Mind, ap- 
peafe this Fury ; you that think yourfelf worthy of Deaths 
are worthy of Life, 



Amours of Count Schlick. ji^ 

A''^, "'tis i^ecreed (interrupted Lucretia) that I ivHl die*- 
The Wife of Col latin us kiird her/elf, ofta- jhe had Jvf* 

fer'd the adultercus Embrace ; hut I 'will a>iticipaie the 
Wickednefs by a generous Death ; e^oew Thing ^a-ill eafil} 

funiijh me nvith the Means of that, a Dagger, Poifon^ or 
throwing my) f elf from hence into the Street ; it is Ju/i that 
I revenge the Forfeiture of my Chafity , and this is all 
xonv that I JJ^all attempt. 

I will not fufFer it (faid Sofas) Alas! (repl)'d Lu- 
cretia) youUl frupgle in 'vain, for wchen the Mind is bent 
on Death, it is irnpoffible to pre^vent it ; for ivhen the 
S'word 'Was taken from Portia, Cato'j Daughiery on the- 
Death o/" Brutus, fje pivallo'w''d burning Coals. 

If Jo dire a Fury poffeffes your Mind (laid S-)fas)ix;e are 
rather to conjult your Life than Fame. Reputation it 
often fallacious y a good one being be/lo'tv'd on an e-vil Man, 
and one that is nuorfe on a Man of Honour. I 'will try 
this Eurialus; and diligently apply myfclfto thefe amorous 
Affairs \ this /hall be my Pro'vince^ ofivhicb, if I mijlakt 
not, I Jhall be able foon to girue you a good Account, 

Thefe Words gave Love a frelh Fire, and Hope ta 
her doubtful Mind. Yet he did not defign to proceed 
as he promised ; he endeavour'd by Djlays to afluage 
the Fury of her Mind, becaufe Time produces a Cure,, 
that nothing elfe can effed. Scfas bejiev'd, that he 
cou*d by falfe Toys keep her in Sufpence. eirh'-rfil ''->-'» 
Emperor ihnnM ^.^, .... i^ouia ilek anotner Mefftn- 
ger, or that fhe fhould lay violent Hands on hericlf. 
He often, therefore, pretended to go and come between 
che Lovers, and that he was tranfported with her Love, 
and only waited a happy Opportunity to accomplifhbcth 
their Defires. Sometimes he pretended that he was 
fgnt out of Town, and delay'd their Wifhes till his Re- 
turn, and thus he fed her fickly Mind for many Days ; 
but that he might not tell her always Falfities, he once 

addrefs'd himfelf to Eurialus in this Manner ^ 

Did you but kno^o honv you are belo-Sd ! but wou'd 
give him no Aufwer on his Enquiry, what he meant- 
by the Exclamation. 

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3^0 7he History of the 

But Eurlaliis, ftruck deep with Arrows of Love, gave 

himfelf no Repofe, while the furtive Fire devour'd his 

Blood and Marrow ! yet he knew not Sajias., nor that 

ho had been fent to him by his charming Lucretia, every 

Alan having lels of Hope than Delire. When Euria/us 

found himfelf in Love, he had Recourfe to his Prudence, 

and often rep roach'd himfelf in this Manner. Tou kno'w^ 

Eurialus, n>jhat the Empire of Love is, long Griefs 

and Jhort Pleafures ; liitle jfoys and great Fears. A 

Lonjer is a/ivays dyi»g, but ne-ver dead. What makes you 

again de-viate into thefe Trifes. But when he found all 

his ilruggling fruitlefs. To 'vjhat Purpofe alas ! do I 

frive in <vain againjl the Po'vjer of Lo've P Can I think 

that Frailty beloiv me, nxihich dotiiincerd in the Breajis 

^Julius Cacfar, Alexander and Hannibal? But nvhat 

veed I fljslter niyfelf under the Examples of military 

Men ? Let us turn our Eyes to the Poets, and au^ fnd 

Virgil hanging by a Rope halfnvay donjon a Toiver in 

hopes to enjoy his Miftrefs ; yet <vjho is it excufes the Fa^^ 

as of a Man of a loofe Life? If ive look on the Philofi- 

phers^ the Mofters of Difcipline, and Teachers of the Art 

of linjinv nvell, ive fj all find Ariftotle like a Horfe rid 

by a Woman, <with a Bridle in his Mouthy and the Ro^wels 

of her Spurs in his Sides P The Power of Csfar is equal 

^^ *kj> Gods., nor is that Verfe of Ovid'j true, M groivn 

Bright Majefty and Love hut ill agree. 
And feldom in one P erfon join d <^tje fee . 

For nxho is a greater Lover than our prefent Csefar ? 
Hoio often has he been a Sla<ve to Cupid ? Hercules the 
mofi njaliant of the Heroes ^ and the certain Off-fprin^ of 
the Gods, throixing afide his Lions Skin and ^i-ver^ 
took up the Difiaff, and taught that Hand nvhich us^d to 
wjield his Club to drefs a Lady's Head, fet her Je^-vjels in 
Order, difcrirninate the Hair and Spin. Love is a natural 
Pajforj and fpreads through all the Species of the Animal 
Kingdom. The Birds that luing the liquid /^ir, feel their 
Lofims <v,-arm^d <vjith this Fire. 

The 



Amours ofCorint ScHick." 321 

y 

The fable Dove by the green Bird's belov'd ; 
And the white Turtle's to the fpotted join*d. 

If I remember right the Words of Sapho to her Lover 
Pharon in Sicily. If ive look among the Beafs, ewe fnd 
the Cattle make Wars for their Mijirefs of the Field, ^he 
fearful Hart from Lonjejiravge Courage dra^jos ; and chaU 
lenges his Ri'vals to the Combat, exprtfjing ^oith his Tore 
the Signs of the Fury that has fei'X^d him. The Hyrca- 
nian 'tigers burn nvith the fame Fires', the rugged RuiTian 
Bear beneath his frozen Clime ^ ifjarmd by Lonje ivhets 
his Tusks n.vith Fury againf his Foe; and the Lions of 
Africa fhake their horrid Manes ; and tto Creature Jo 
*wild and crucly but Love reduces him to his Poivev. 
There is nothing free from Love. Love blonvs up the 
fercer Flames ofTouth, and lights a^ain that hire, n'^'hicb 
'Very old y^ge had extinguijh'^d, and JJrikcs nxjlth up.knQv:n 
Heat the Virgiyis Heart. Whv therefore fhould I Ji, uggle. 
nvith this univerfal Laiu of Nature, from ivhich nothing 
that lives is exempt ? 

Love conquers all, and I muft yield to Love. 

Having thus fortify 'd himfelf with Examples and 
Arguments, for the Jullnefs of his Paifion ; he wanted 
a MefTcnger to carry a Billet to his IVIiRrefs. He had 
a dear and intimate Friend, calPd Achates, a perfect 
Dodor in Aftairs of this Nature : he undertakes this 
Province, and foon finds out a Woman by whom the 
following Letter was fent. 

IShou'd fend Health to the fair Lucretia in this Billet^ 
but that I have not Stock enough of that to make 
my Wijhes effe^ual; f nee my ivhole Health, and all my 
Hopes of Life depend on you alons, Tou it is, Madam^ 
that I lo^e more than myfelf, and I fatter myfelf, that 
you are not ignorant of the Flames of my vjounded Heart • 
My Face <vjet nvith Tears, and my Bofom heaving iklth 
thick Sighs, ^whenever I Jee you, are plain Evidences of 

P s the 



322 TIjc History of the 

the Pan^s 1 feel imthin. Ah ! hear me <with an equ.nl 
Ear, if I pre fume to laf open my Bofom /& your Eyes. 
Tour Beauty has taken me Capti<vey and your Charms nvhicJj 
are greater than thofe of all your Sex hefides^ hold me 
hound in Chains. Till noiVj alas ! I net'er knew nuhat 
Lo've <TMas, but your Eyes hanje at once fubmitted yny Soul 
to its Empire. '7is true, and I confefs it^ I fought long 
before 1 ^woud yield to fo tyrannic a Lord '■, hut your Beau- 
ties njayiqui[h''d all my Endea^vours ; the Bea?ns of your 
Eyes more glorious and cheering than thofe of the Sun, 
iMoud not longer fuffer me to difpute the ViSlory. I am. 
Madam, no'wyour Prifoner of War, cut of my on^jn Po^ver, 
and fwholly at your Difpofal. Tou ha^ve rob'd me of the . 
Ufe of Sleep and Food ; you Day and Night 1 Icve ; you 
1 defre j you 1 in^voke ; you I expe6l ; of you are all m^ 
Thoughts', you only I breathe i -ivith you only I recreate 
and delight my felf : my Soul is yours, and ^ith you I 
nvholly am ', and you only can fave me, and only you can 
dejiroy me. Choofe nvhich of thofe you ivill do, and in 
your Anfn.vfr let me kno<w your Mi?id ; nor be you more 
fenjere iJuith your JVords, than you 'were ivith thofe Eyes, 
that bound me to you. My Requeji is not great nor un- 
reafonable ', fince all 1 ask is only leanje to ^vjait on you. 
Tl^e nvhole Bufnefs of this Letter is only to obtain Per- 
Ttiiffion to tell you <tvith my Mouth nfjhat 1 am non;j forced 
to co?nmit to my Pen. If you grant me this, 1 live, and 
linje repleat nxith Happinefs i if you deny me, that Heart 
immediately perifhes, nvhich loves you far more than me, 
I com?nit myfelf to you and your Generojity, Adieu, my 
Soul, and the Support of my Life. 

The Female Mercury having received this Letter 
feal'd up, made the belief her Way \.o Lucrelia'sViouie, 
and having found her alone, fhe delivers it to her with 
thefe Wordi,' The mofi noble and povuerful Favourite 
of the Emperor^ s Court, fends you this Letter, Madam, and 
hegs you vjith the mofl moving and humbleEntreaties to have 

Pity on his Condition. 'This MeiTenger happened to 

be a mofl notorious Bawd, and fo publickly known, that 
even Lucretia was not ignorant of her Character i and 

Ihe 



Amours of Count Schlick. 523> 

file was not a little concern'^, that fo infainous a Crea- 
ture fhou'd be fent to her on this Errand ; fo that turn- 
ing to her with fome Fury, What faucy hnfudence (faid 
ihe) has gin} en theeBoldnefs to etiter my Houfe? What Frenxy. 
has prenjaiTd on thee to dare to approach a Lady of my 
Ponjoer and ^juality in this City? Dar''J} thou ^venture to- 
enter the Palaces of the Nobility ^ and attempt the Corrup' 
tion of a Woman of'^iality? I can fcarce forbear tear- 
ing out thy Eyes: Day-'Jl thou bring Billets to tne ? Speak 
to me againft n.y Virtue P and look on 7ne as thy Prey ? 
Had I not more Regard to Decency, and ivhat is ft for 
me to do, than nvhat is thy Due, I njjoud this Motnent 
fpoil you for a Letter Carrier to Cupid as long as thee 
liifd. Begone therefore^ and that quickly^ thou Witch, 

nvith thy Letters, noy rather gi-'ve me the I^etter that 

I may tear it in a thoufand Pieces^ and thron.o them into- 
the Fire. 

hi thefe Words Ihe fnatcher the Paper out of the 
Bawd's Hands, and tears it to Pieces, and trampling thein 
under her Feet, fhe threw them into the Alhes. This 
Punijhmcnt ought likcwife to he yours, faid file too, infa- 
mous Creature^ more n.vorthy the Fire, than Life. But 
fy aivay immediately, lejl my Husba?id coiTje and fnd thee 
here, and tho* 1 hai'e forginjen thee, punijh thee according 
to thy Defert ; but have a Care thou come no more in my. 
Sight. 

Another Woman wcuM have been frighted at thefe- 
Threats, and feeming Anger ; but this Bawd was too; 
well acquainted with the Temper of the Wives of Sienna, 

and therefore mutter'd to herfelf No~cv am I cer^ 

tain, that you defire moji, f nee you pretend an An: erf on — 
And then fpeaking out to Lucretia, (he faid — / thought,. 
T^ladam, that I had done an Offue agreeable to your De- 
fres ; if I am mijiaken, 1 hope your Lady/hip ivi II forgive 
?ny Sin of Ignorance ; and if you nx:ill not ha-ve me come any^ 
more to your Houfc, IJhall, Madam, obey yvur Coinmands ;. 
and leanje you to ■ refeci on the Lonje you njuou'^d feem to .■ 
defpife. ^ 

Having fpoke this, fhe went her way ; andTiaving 

found EurialuS) fhe flatters him in thid Manner. Take 

P 6 courage, » 



2_24 ^he History of the 

C6urage^tncji fortunate Lover, the Ladfs PaJJton is greater 
fir you, than yours fir her j but I had the ill Luck to come 
'when Jhe coud not ha<ve an Opportunity of returning you 
€in Jn/wer. I found LuCreda in a njery deep Melancholy, 
but at the Mention of your Name and Letters from youy a 
fuddn Joy fhot inio her Eyes, Gaiety hamjh'd Grief 
and ^ orronjj from her Countenance, ayid jfhe kifs'dthe Paper 
a thoujand Times O'ver. Trouble not your felf Sir, you 
nuill not be long nvithout an Jnfiver, take my Word for 
it' 'Having faid thi?, and had her Reward, fhe 

departed, and took care to keep out of the Way for 
the Future, for fear Ihe fhou'd have Blows inftead of 
Gold. 

Lucretia^ as Toon as the old Woman was gen?, takes 
care to gather up the Bits of the Letter, and placing 
each in its Place, reilor'd the Epiflle to its Form fo well, 
as to he perfectly read and underilood. Which having 
read a thoufand Times ever, fhe kifs'd as many, and 
then wrapping it up in fine Linen, fhe placM it in her 
Cabinet among her [ewels and Rarities. Now thinking 
of this Exprellion, now of that, fhe took down larger 
Draughts of Love every Moment, and refolv'd to write 
in the following Manner. 

Lucreiia'% Anfwer. 

CEASE, Eurialus, to hope <what it is not lanjoful to 
obtain ; fpare me the Trouble of your Letters and 
MeJ/engers ; nor take me for one of thofe Creatures, that 
fet themfelves to Sale. Tou feem perfedly mijiaken in my 
Chara^cvy Sir, elfs you ivoud fcarce ha-ve njenturd to 
affront me, by fending a Ba-vjd on your Errand. I ad- 
mit of no Loz'e, that is inconfjient nvith Modejly and Virtue", 
<with others you may aSi as you think fit ; but I hope yon. 
'will ask nothing of me but imth Caution and jfujiice. 

FarevvelJ 

Though this Lett3r was far haifher, than he had 
Reafon to exped from the Bawd's Aflurances,. yet it 
open'd the Way for a free Intercourfe of Letters betwixt 
them, for he cou d make no Scruple of trulling a Mef- 

fenger. 



Amou R s ^ Count Schlick. 3 2^ 

fenger, in whom he found Lucretia put fiich a Confi.- 
dence. His only Trouble was, that he was ignorant of 
the Italian Tongue ; he therefore apply'd liimfelf with 
unweary'd Diligence to learn it. Drawing AiTiduity 
from Love, he foon accompIifti*d his Defires, and now 
wrote his Letters himfeh^, which before he was faia tq bg 
oblig'd to a Friend to indite. >, ' \[ ^ 

He therefore replies to Lucretia % Billet, * 'That vhe 
ought not to be angry with him for fending an infa- 
mous Woman on his Errand, fmce his Ignorance of 
the Place, and of the People, as a Stranger, might 
very well excufe his Miftake. That the Motive and 
Caufe of his fending, was a Love, that aim'd at no- 
thing diihonourable ; that he believ'd her model! and 
chafte, and by Confequence worthy of the greater Paf- 
fion ; that an infolent Woman, and one profufe of 
her Honour, he was fo far from loving, that fhe was 
his utmoil: Averfion ; for when once a Woman had 
forfeited her Reputation, fhe retained nothing valua- 
ble about her ; that Beauty indeed was a Benefit, 
yeilding abundance of Pleafure, but then it was frail 
and fleeting, and without Modelly of no Value ; that 
fhe who join'd Beauty and Chartity was a truely divine 
Worn in : That he knew her Miftrefs of both thefe 
Perfedions, and that was the Reafon, that he cou'd 
not but love her, nor fhou'd he defire any Thing 
loofe or injurious to her Fame; that all he defir'a 
was to come to her Speech, where he fhou'd be able 
to exprefs himfelf better than he cou'd in Writing.— 
With thefe Letters he fent fome Prefents valuable both 
for the Matter and VVcrk. To this Lucretia made the 
following Reply. 

YQIJ?^ Letter has remo'v'd my Caufe of Complaint on ■ 
Account of the fcandalous Bearer ofyourfrfi. / 
fet 710 great Value on your Declaration of Lo'ue^ f nee you 
are neither the firjiy nor the only Man, that my Beauty has 
led ajiray. Many haue^ and many do love me, and made 
their Addrejfes to me in 'vain, nor Jh all your Endeanjout^i •, 
meet nvith better Succefs. Give you a Meetings I neither '^^ 
fan, nor 'will-. Nor can you find me alone, unlefs you change 

Jour/el 



'326 T^he History of the ' 

yourfelf inld a S*waIIorw. My /Ipartment is 'very higl%. 
and all the Anjenues fortify* d ivith Spies. Tour Prefenti I 
recciai'dy hecaufe I lilCd the tVorktnanJhip. But that you 
Jball gi've me ?iothing nvithout a njaluable Confide ration^ 
and that they may not feem the Pledges of Love, I fend 
you a Ringi that my Husband made a Prefent of to my 
Mother, as the Price of the Jenjjelsy for the Ring I fend 
you is not ofleffer rvalue. Adieu. 

To this Billet Eurialus made the folloioing Reply. 

* XZOUR Billet gave me no fmall Joy to find that 

X. * you had difmifs'd your Complaint about my- 

* firft MefTenger ; tho' it gave me no little Pain to 

* find you fet fo little Value on my Love. For tho' 

* you have a thoufand Adorers, yet no Breaft burns 

* with a Fire like mine. You do not believe this, but 

* it is becaufe I am not admitted to you to con- 

* vince you of your Error, elfe you wou'd not con- 

* temn me. Oh ! that I cou'd indeed transform myfelf 
*.- into a Swallow, tho' I Ihould rather wiih the Meta- 

* morphofis into a Flea, elfe you might fhut the Window 

* againfl me. But my Grief arifes not from your Want 
1^ of Power, but Want of Will; for what fticu d I re- 
t;gard but the Mind? Ah! my Lucretia! Why did 

* ycu fay that you wou'd not fee me ! What ! were it 

* in your Power, wou'd you net allow me one Word ? 

* Me, who am all entirely yours ? All whofe Defires 

* are to obey you ; who, fliou'd you command me to 

* go into the Fire or Precipices, through Seas, wou'd 

* make my Obedience almoil anticipate your Command. 

* For God's Sake leave out that unkind Word; if you 

* have not the Power,, at leail have the Will. Kill 

* me not with your Words, who draw my Life from 
' your Eyes. Alter that fevere Sentence, by which. 
•_ you aflure me, that all my Labour will be in vain. 
-• Far be fuch obftinate Cruelty from your Heart ; be 

* more companionate and tender of your Lover. If you 

* proceed in this Manner you will be a Murtherefs ; 

* for believe it, your Words will foaner find a fatal 
J PaiTage to my Heart, than the Sword of any ether, 

. „ * Tho* 



Amours of Count Schlick. 327 

Tho' I will not here prefs any more Favours, yet I 
mufl: ask you to return Love for Love. You have no 
Objedion to this ; this no Body can hinder ; tell me, 
that you love me, and you make me the happiell of 
Men. I am pleas'd that you keep my Prefents on any 
Terms, they will put you in Mind of my Palfion ; 
'tis true they were of Imall Value, and thefe I fend 
now are of lefs, yet do not defpife the Ofterings of 
Love. When thofe I expedl every Day of greater 
Confequence arrive, Lucre tia (hall be fure of receiv- 
ing my Acknowledgment. Your Ring fhall never go 
off my Finger, which inllead of you, I will moiften 
with my Kiffes. Adieu, my Delight, and fend me 
what Comfort you can afford me. 

After feveral Letters to this Purpofe, Lucretia fends 
him at laft the following Billet. 

I Am willing, Eurialus, to comply with your Defire?, 
and make you a Partner in my Love, as you requeft, 
for your Quality, and your Merits forbid your loving 
in vain. I fhall not fay how agreeable your Perfon may 
be in my Eyes j but to love wou'd be very injurious to 
myfelf. I know my felf too well, that fhou'd I oiice 
begin to love, I fhou'd pafs all Bounds. You can't lia/ 
here long, and yet when I have given a Loofe to my 
Heart, I cannot be without you. You wou'd not take 
me with you, and I cou'd not flay behind you. I have 
too many Examples before my Eye5, of the dangerous 
Confequence of an Amour with a Foreigner, to venture 
to love you. Jafon deceived Medea, tho' by her Means 
he threw the wakeful Dragon into a Sleep, and bore 
away the golden Fleece. Jhefeus was to be thrown a 
Prey to the Mmotaur, but by the Counfel of Ariadne he 
efcap'd, yet he cou'd fleal from her in the Nighr, and 
leave her exposed in an Ifland by herfelf. Did not her 
Love for a Stranger bring the unhappy Dido to a difmal 
End ? No, no, Sir, I know very well the Danger that 
attends me in an Amour of this Nature ; I fhall there- 
fore never expofe my felf to fuch Hazards. You Men 
are of a more flay'd andfolid Judgment, than we Wo- 
men; 



328 7he HisTO'RY of the 

men; you can reign and rule the Fury of your Paflions 
as you pleafe ; but when once a Woman admits the Fu- 
ry of Love, Death only can terminate her Pafiion ! A 
Woman may be faid to bemad, not in Love, and un- 
lefs there be a correfpondent Affeftion, there is no great- 
er Terror than a Woman in Love, When once we have 
given Admiflion to the fatal Fire, we regard neither 
Fame nor Life, and only purfue the Enjoyment of the 
Man beloved j nor will any Danger deter us in the Pur- 
fuit of Love. Being, therefore, a Wife, a Woman of 
Quality and Wealth, in Prudence I mull Ihut out all 
Thoughts of Love from my Bofom, efpecially of a 
Stranger, which can be of no Continuance, left I fliould 
be look'd on as another Rhodopean Phyllis^ or Lesbian 
Sapho. I beg you therefore to prefs me no farther for 
my Love, but with all the Speed you can ftifle and ex- 
tinguifh your own ; for that is what a Man can do with 
far greater Eafe than a Woman. And if it be true, 
that you love me, you will not ask that of me, that 
mull be my Ruin. In Return of your Gifts I fend you 
a Golden Crofs let with Diamonds ; which, tho' fniallj 
is of Value. Jdieu, 

Eurialus having received this Billet, gave not over 
the Combat, but immediately taking Pen in Hand, he 
wrote the following Reply. 

Eun'alus's Anfwer. 

My Souly I iKnJh you Healthy nvho hy your Letter^ 
LucretJa, ba^e made me immortal ^ tho* <v:ith the 
Siveets you have mingled fame Gall', but that I hope you 
*will remove n.vhen you have heard me /peak. Tour Let- 
ter clofe fealed nvith your Signet catne fafe to my Ha7tdsy 
nvhich I read often ^ hut kijfed ofiner : But your Letter 
promotes ijohat you feem to dejign to dij/iiade. Tou bid me 
give over lo'ving you, becaufe it nvould be inconvenient for 
you to engage in an Aff'air ivith a Stranger, and you fet 
before me the Examples of the Ladies of old, nvho vuere 
deceived on the like Occajion ; but this you tell in fo inge- 
nious aitd polits a Mamur, that it obliges me rather to 

loiti 



Amours of Count Sclillck. 3^9^ 

l(hve yoaand your Wit the more, than to fc^et you. Who'' 
can begin to love his Mijirefs lefsy nuhen he finds by he^'^ 
Prudence and Wit fije defewes it more? If you ^vould ^* 
have had tny Love decreafe, you JI?ould not have difcover' 
ed nevj Charms in your Knowledge. For that is not the 
Way to extingui(Ij a Tire, hut to blovj up a Spark into a 
Flame. I burnt all the while I read, finding your Beau* '^ 
ty ana Honour have fo uncomjnon a Companion as Learn- % 
ing and Senfe. When you ask me not to love., you only lofe ' " 
Words y for you nright as well bid the Mountains defcen'd^ 
into the Plains, or the Floods to run backward to their- ' 
Fountain-Heads ; the Sun may fooner forfake its daily 
Courfe, than I ceafe to love Lucretia. ^he Scythian 
Mountains 7nay be voithout Snotv, the Sea ivithout the 
finny Race, and Deferts ^without Beafis of Prey, fooner 
than Eurialus can forget thee. Tou are iniftaken, fair 
Lucretia, nvhen you imagine that a Man can eafih extin» 
guijh the Flames of Love, and that very Inconfiancy you 
charge on our Sex, the World is ufid to charge upon yours. 
But this is a Debate, 1 w)ill not no^w enter upon, but art' 
fiwer the Objeflions and Examples you have brought ; you 
tell me you cai make no Return to my Love, becaufe tht 
Love of Strangers has been fatal to many. But I could 
mention many Men <whom the Ladies have forfaken ; you 
knovj that Crefiida abandoned Triolus, the Son o/'Priam ; 
that Helena betrayed Menelaas ; CiiC3 transformed her 
Lovers into Svoine, and other brute Animals. But it is 
Crimeofafl^'^^'i^ofcirguing, to condemn all for the 
or four treacherous Strangers' 'to ^ndemn ki^' Sf l^''"' 
down the whole Sex for half a Score falfe Women, it c^ouFd 
te equally unjufi ? Ko, rather let us Jet before us Exam^ 
pies of another Nature. What was the Love ^/Anthony 
and Cjeopatra, and others, whom the Brevity of a LeL 
ter wtll not fuffer me to name? If you have read Ovid, 
you find that after the DefiruSlion of Troy, feveral of 
the Gxt^i^v, Chief never returned to their own Countri 
betng detarned by jl^ Uve of fi range Ladies. They clove 
to thetr M^firejes with fuch Ardour and Truth, that 
they chofe a Banijhment from their native Kingdoms and . 
Kelations, and all thofe Things, ^hich render every Man's -^ 
' Lountrj ,^ 



33^ TZ*^ History of the 

Country dear to himr rather ihanforfake their Miftrejfes of 
f range Nathns. 'Think^ my Lucretia, on thofe many Ex- 
amples that are fa'vouralle to our Lo-ve, and not on thofe 
nvhich are feixj attd depuainje of cur Satisfaaion. Call 
not me a Foreigner^ Jtnce I am more a Citizen than he 
that is born here ', Chance made him a Citizen, but Choice 
me. I ivill hanje no Country., but nvhere you are. And 
tho* my Affairs call me fotnetiines hence ^ yet my Return- 
Jhall alivays be fpsedy. Nor "will I return into Germany, 
only to fettle my Concerns fo as to make my Stay nvith- 
you the longer. It is no hard Matter to fiid an Excufe 
for my flaying here ; the Emperor has a great many Af- 
fairs to negotiate in thefe Parts., the .Admin if ration of 
<which I nvill take Care to procure for myfelf. he miif 
nece/farily ha've a Vicar in Tufcanv, nvhich Pojl I nvill 
get for myfelf i difmifs all Doubts y my Life, my Heart, 
my Hope, my Lucretia. If 1 can li-ve ii-ithout a Heart, 
then I may linje ^without you. At length, therefore, hanje 
Pity on your Lonjer. RefleSl on my Labours^ and no'va 
put an End to my Sufferings. Why do you torment me 
long ? I ^wonder ho^w 1 ha<ve been able to undergo fo many 
Racks and Tortures -, nxjho hanje paffed fo many fleeplefs 
Nights, and njuore out fo many Eajling-days. Obfernje honxj 
lean I am gro<uni and honv pale, honu little a Matter can 
keep Life and Soul together F Had I murdered your Pa- 
rents or your Children, you could not hanje infixed a more 
cruel Punipment upon me. If thus you punif> the Man that 
krves you, rwhat nvould you do to him that does yot^ axty 
Prejudice or En^ilJ^^Ah^^ ^'cfrYjhment ', take me into thy 
GraceTadmUme to thy Fanjour ; at length tell me that I 
am dear to you, that is all I defire. Let me ha-ve the 
Pleafure of faying, that 1 am the Servant of Lucretia, 
and Kin^s and Emperors lo've thofe Ser^vants they find 
faithful: Nor do the Gods themfehes difdain to return 
lo'v'e for Love. Adieu, my Hopes. 

■ As a Tower undermined falls on the firft Affault, fo- 
did the Refolution of Lucretia, on reading the Letter of 
Eurialus, which gave the Viftory to his Love, i-or 
having made Trial of the Affiduity and Perfeverance ot. 



I 



Amours of Count Schllck. 331 

her Lovei, llie freely dlfcovered in the following Billet, 
that Love which (he had fo long diffembled in her Bo- 
fom. 

Lucretia's Anfwer. 

Can no longer refill your Affauhs, nor fuffer you^ 

Eiirialus^ to be any longer excluded a Share of my 

Heart. You have overcome, and now I am yours. 
How miferable has the Receipt of your Letters made 
me, unlefs your Fidelity and Prudence preferve me from 
the Dangers that threaten me ! See that you pundually 
obferve all that you have writ to me. J now furrender 
myfeif to your Love ; if you forfake me, you arc cruel, 
! a Traytor, and the woril of Men. Ic is cafy to de- 
ceive a poor Woman, but by how much tlie more eafy 
it is, by fo much the more bafe and unmanly. As yet 
all is well, if you defign to forfake me, let me know it 
before Love takes too firm Hold of me ; nor let us be- 
gin an Affair, which we ftiall hereafter repent. We 
ought to regard the End of every thing we undertake. 
As a Woman I have but little Fore-fight j as a Man 
you ought to take Care, both of me and yourfelf. I 
furrendcr myfeif up to you, and depend on your Faith; 
nor do I begin to be yours, but that I may be always 
yours. Aciju, my Defence, and Conduder of my Life. 

After this many Letters pall betwixt them, and 
Eurialus wrote not with moie Ardour, than Lucre- 
tia anfwered. Their Defire of meeting was mutual 
and equal, but the Difficulties feemed unfurmount- 
able, fince Lucrctia had the Eyes of every Body on 
her, and never llirred out alone, or without a Spy to 
attend her. Argos had not a more watchful Regard to 
the Charge committed to him by yuno^ than Menelaus 
had commanded fhould be had of Lucretia. 'Tis a 
common Vice of the Italians to hide their Wives like 
their Money under Bars and Bolts, but in my Opinion, 
to little Advantage or Purpofe. For Women, to fpeak 
generally, defire that moil which they are the moil fe- 
verely forbidden ; who when ycu have a Mind to it 
refulie you, and when you defill feek you of their own 
accord. Were thcfe lefs rellrained they would fin lefs 

frequently. 



3'}2 The History of the 

/requently. So that it is much as eafy a Matter to corr- 
£nea V\'oman,as to keep a Stock of Gnats in the Sun. If 
a Woman have not a natural Chaflity, to no purpofe 
does a Husband plague her wkh Locks and Bars. But 
who (hall keep thofe Keepers ? The Wife is cunning, 
and always begins with her Guard. Woman is a wild 
untam'd Animal, that no Bridle can curb. 

Lucret'tn had a Baftard-brother, by whom fhe con- 
vey'd her Letters to Eurialus ; for him Ihe had made a 
Confident of her Amour; and with him fiie agrees, 
that he fhould privately admit Eurialus into the Houfe 
he had here with Lucretid'^ Mother, to whom (he often 
paid Vifits, and from whom as often received them, 
and the Diftance was not great from each others Houfe. 
Thus their Plot lay. That as foon as her Mother was 
gone out to Church, Lucretia fhould come to pay her a 
Vifit, and there finding Eurialus in the Parlour, fhcu'd 
pafs her Hours with him. The Meeting was appoint- 
ed in two Days time; which feemed to the Lovers 
longer than two Years ; for the Hours feem long to 
thofe who hopefomething, that is good; but fhort and 
fwift to thofe who fear and exped any Evil. 

But Fortune difappointed this Happinefs of the Lo- 
vers ; the Mother fmelt out the Defign, and to prevent 
it, took her Son-in-law out with her when fhe went to 
Church. The trufly Squire informs Eurialus of the 
Misfortune, who felt as much Pain for it as did Lucre- 
tia herfelf ; who when fhe underftood, that her Defigns 
were difcovered, faid. Since this zuay has mifi'd of Suc- 
ce/Sy I muji take another Lour fey ncr f:) a II my Mother have 
Power fufficient to diffaf point my Pleafures. 

There was one Pandalus a Relation of her Husband's, 
to whom fhe had confided the Secret, for her Mind 
was too much on Fire to defift. She lets Eurialus know, 
that fhe would treat with this Man, becaufehe was truf- 
ty, and could procure them a Meeting. But Eurialus 
did not think it fafe to confide in him, whom he faw 
always with Menelaus^ and fancy'd that there was fome 
Treachery in the Matter. While Things wei-e in this 
State, Eurialus is depute4 by. the Emperor to go to the 

"**■ Pope 



Amours o/' C(?//^^ Schlick. 335 

Pope to adjuft the Time of bis Coronation, which was 
very difagreeable News to both the Lovers ; but there 
was no refuring the Ccmraands of C^/ar. He is gone 
on his EmbaiTy, and flays there two Months. Lucretra. 
in the mean while never Hired out ; kept her V; indovvs 
clofe, and put on Mourning. Every body wondered at 
her Condudl, but no body knew the Caufe. All her 
Servants thought they dwelt as much in the dark as in 
a full Eclipfe of the Sun, by her Retirement ; feeing her 
always fad and often lying on her Bed, they concluded, 
Ihe was not well ; they therefore fought what Remedies 
they could to remove the Evil; but fhe never fmiled or 
went out of her Bed-chamber, till fhe heard that the 
Empcrcr was gone to meet Euri^jlus on his Return. 
Then, as if ihe had ftarted from a profound Sleep, 
throwing afide her Mourning Drefs, fhe put on all her 
Ornaments, fet open her Windows, and expedted his 
Approach with joy in her Eyes. Which when the Em- 
peror obferved. Deny it no more, Eurialus, /77^/^f, tht 
Matter is as plain and evident ns the Sun. While \ou 
fvers nhfcnt, no Body couli fee -Lucretia, but now you are 
come back behold Aurora breaks forth. Love has no Bounds ^ 
and can be no more hid, than a Cough. Your Majeily is 
pleafed to banter me, and divert yourfelf at my Expence, 
{aid he. For my Part I know nothing of the Matter, 
perhaps the Neighing of your Horfe, and this Prance- 
ing may have roufed her from her Sleep. And reaving 
faid thus, he ftole a Glance to Lucrttia, and fixt his 
Eyes on hers ; and that was the firll Confuh they had 
aiter his Return. 

In a few Days Kifus the faithful Servant and Com- 
panion of Euriaius, had found out a Tavern behind 
the Houfe of Menelaus fo fituated, that from a Room 
there he might fee into Lucretia's Anti-Chamber. Ni- 
fus engages the Vint'ner, and carrying Eur talus up, 
told him, thence he might Difcourfe with his Lucreti'a. 
This Place was divided from her Apartment by a 
Gutter, of about three Yards wide, in which the Sun 
never fhone. Here the Lover feated himfelf and waited 
to fee whether Chance might not bring Lucreiia to his 

Sight. 



334 T/je History of the 

Sight. He was not deceived in his Expeflation?, (he 
was Toon in the Roam looking about her Affairs. 
What are you -doing, the Governcfs of my Life, faid 
Eurialus ; whether turn you your Eye , my Soul ? turn 
this Way, my Safety, my Life, thofe Eyes, and fee 
your Eurialus ; look, look on me, on me for here I am. 
Are you here, my Eurialus^ replied Lucretidy I can now 
talk with you, oh ! that I could embrace you too with 
thefe Arms. That I can eifily compafs,y^/i Eurialus, for 
I will bring a Ladder hither, and mount to your Win- 
dow, you look to your Bed-Chamber, we have delayed 
our Joys too long. Have a Care, my Eurialus y if you 
have any Regard to my Safety ; this Window on the 
Right-hand belongs to the worft of Neighbours, nor is 
there any Confidence to be put in the Vintner, who 
may i'acrifice either of us to a little Money. Let it fuf- 
fice now that there be free Accefs for our Speech, we 
will find fome other Meafures of meeting. But I die, 
faid Eurialus^ unlefs I prefs you in thefe Arms. They 
had a long Difcourfe out of this Place, and their Gifts 
were conve)'ed by a fplit Arrow, both equally generous 
in their Offerings. 

Sofias dilcovered the Interview, and thu£ faid to him- 
felf, I find that I lliove in vain to oppofe the Paffion of 
thefe Lovers ; if I apply not my utmoft Cuaning, my 
Lady will perifli, and my Mafter fall under an infa- 
mous Reputation. It is thefafeft Way in tliefe Cafes to 
divert the worfl of thefe Evils. Let my Millrefs love 
on, and enjoy her Love, if it remain a Secret, it is a 
meer Baggatelle. She is blind with. Love, and there- 
fore fees not what fhe dees. If a Woman's Chaftity 
cannot be preferved, to prevent the Knowledge of the 
I-ofs, is fufficient to fave the Family from Infamy. I 
will go, therefore, and offer my Service ; I oppofed it 
fo long as I was able, to prevent the Wicked nefs from 
being committed ; but fince I could not do that, my 
Bufmefs now is to conceal what is done. The Difference 
is not very great betwixt not doing at all, and conceal- 
ing what i? done. Luft is of a general Extent, nor is 
there any Man free from the Iniection j he only is ef- 

teemed 






Amours of Count Schllck. 335 

teemed the chafteft, who a6ls with the mod Caution. 
While he was in tiiefe Soliloquies, Lucretia comes out of 
her Chamber, and fo coming up to her, he faid, * How 

* comes it to pafs, Madam, that you keep yur Amour 

* a Secret from me ? You love Eurialus ilill, and yet 
' you conceal your Love from me. Have a C re whom 

* you confide in. The firft Degree of Wifdom is not 

* to love at all, the fecond is to love fo that the Affair 

* remain a Secret ; you cannot carry on this Intrigue by 

* yoi'rfelf, and you have had a long Experience of my 

* Fidelity to you ; if you will put any Confidence in 

* me, and employ me in any Part or Office of your 
' Pleafure, I fhall take the higheft Care to keep all con- 
' cealed that you may efcape a Puniihment, and your 

* Husband the Reflexions of his Neighhojrs.* 

Lucretia m2idt xhis Reply to ^'o/t/^/s Olfcr of Service. 

* What you have faid, Sojias, is very true, and I af- 

* fure you I have great Confidence in you ; but yoa 

* feemed negligent of, and oppofite to my Defires ; but 

* fince you offer yourfelf, 1 will make Ufe of thy Dili- 

* gence without the Fear of Treachery. You know with 

* what Ardour I burn, I cannot long bear this Flame ; 

* help U3 that we may be together without Witnefs. Eu- 

* rialus languifhes for Love, and I die. There is no- 

* thing more pernicious than to withfland our Defires. 

* Had we once but met, our PafTions would be more 

* moderate, and our Love more concealed. Go, there- 

* fore, to Eurialus, and tell iiim the only Way of our 

* meeting is about four Days hence, when the Country- 

* men bring in our Corn ; for him to put on a Carter's 

* Habit, and drive one of the Carts in, and carry the 

* Sacks of Corn up the Stairs into the Granary ; yoa 

* know my Bed chamber has the firll Door opening on 

* thefe Stairs ; give Eurialus a full Account of att 

* Things, I will attend him here, till the Time come, 

* and then I will be in my Bed, let him gently pufh the 

* Door open, and come to me.' 

So/ias»^ tho* he found it a difficult Attempt, fearing 
worTe ''^^^ follow, undertook the Matter ; and having 

found £;^;^,«,. ^' 8*f, ^ZX ff 1" h"' "'" ^'' ^"' 
ftreff« Stratagcmf •>, J^""" Lkes the Hint, papar« 



§36 The History of th' ' 

ail Things neceffary, and dreffing himfelf in this Equi- 
page, complains of nothing but Delay. 

The Morning now coming on, the Sun appearing 
brings the long'd for Refrefhment to the eager Wiflies" 
of Eun'alus, full of Expcftation and Defire, who now 
efteemed himfelf happy and fortunate. When he had 
mingled himfelf among the vile Servants, and not to hi 
known by any that faw him, he drives on his Cart, and 
coming into Lucretia\ Houfe, he takes up his Load, and 
having put his Wheat into the Granary, he wr» thtf 
lall of thofe that cime down, and as he had Diredion^, 
he pufiies open the Door in the midil of the Stairs, and 
being entered, he found Lucretia all alone ; and coming 
near, he cried. My Soul^ my Life, my Hopes. Noiju I 
ha've found thee alone, and no'vo all my Wijhes are ac'- 
complijhed, that I embrace thee ifjithoiit any Wttnefs of 
our Actions J no Wall no^cv, nor any Diflance leffens or in- 
tercepts the Si^ht, Lucretia, tho' fhe ordered this Affair 
herfelf, was yet furprifed at firfl, and doubted whether 
fhe faw Eurialus or a Ghoil, imagining that fo great d 
Man would never expcfe himfelf to fuch Hazards. But 
fo foon as ihe found it to be really Eurialus in his Em- 
braces, fhe burll out into an Extafy. Is it you indeed, 

my dear one? Are you here indeed, ^ry Eurialus r And a 
ruddy Blufii fpreading over her Face, fhe prefs'd hint 
clofe in a ftridt Embrace ; and kiffing his Eyes and Fore- 
head in a rapturous Silence, fhe then llarted into Speech 
again, and * Alas! my Id^zx, /aid /he, to what Dan- 

* gers have you expofed yourfelf ? What need of more 

* Words ? It is now evident, that I am moll dear to 

* your Heart ; and I have now made Trial of your 

* Love ; nor fliall you f nd me lefs true, or lefs loving. 

* Let but the Gods give us a profperous F.ate, and a 

* happy Event to our Amour, fo long as Life animates 

* theie Limbs, none fhall have any Power in Lucretia 

* but her Eurialus ; not even my Husband ; if I may 

* properly call him a Husband, who was forced oh 
' me againfi my Inclinations, and who had never my 

* Confent. But come, my Pleafure, my Delight, ofj* 
f with this couife Covering, and difcover thykWio me, 

as 



Amours of Count Schlick. 337 

* as thou art ; awiy with thefe Cir:ers Garments^ 

* throw afide thefe Cordf, and let me fee my Eutialus. 
fie loon threw off his courfe Dirguife.and fhone out in 

Purple and Gold ; and was hurrying with al! the Speed 
of eager Defire to the Goal of Love, when Sofun 
knocking at the Door, cried out to then:, * Have a 

* Cire, ye Lovers, for I fee yonder Mentlaus returning 

* Home for fcmcthing or other; conceal your ThefcS, 

* and bubble the Husband with Addrcfs. 1 hen, faid 

* Lucretia, under the Bed there is a Place, that will 

* conceal you, for there feveral Things of \'alue lie. 

* you know what I wrote to you, if my Husband Ihould 

* find us together ; come get into this Hole, the Dark- 

* nefs will there fecure you, ftir not a Jot, not fpit, leaii 

* we be 9II difcovcred.' Enrialus, doubtful what to d>.Q^ 
fubmits to the CcnJuiftof his Miftreff, and flie opening 
the Doors, fits down again to her Work. Then Mene- 
lausy and with him Beliu came in to fe^k for feme 
Writings belonging to the City Affairs, which, when 
he could find in none of his Cabinets and Scrutoires, he 
faid, perhaps "'tis in our hiding Place, Lucretia, hiivga 
Light hither y and let us look for the?n here. 

Eurialus was ftruck almc'll dead with thefe Words, 
and now his F^ar detra«fled from the Charms and Men'ts 
o{ Lucretia, upbraiding himfelf in this Manner. ' Curfe 

* on my Felly, what compelled me to this Place, but 

* my Levity ; now fiiail I be caught n:ipping, and be- 

* come the Jeft and Talk of the Town, and loofb the 

* Favour of the Emperor ; nay perhaps I ftiall not 'icape 

* hence with my Life. Who can deliver me ? no Tnui'l 

* certainly die for it ! O molt vain and greatell of Fco's ; 

* I have willfully fallen into this Snare; what are thelpys 
' of Love, if we mat pay fuch a Price for tlicm ? MVh's 

* Ignorance is wonderful, he will not undergo fhort La- 

* hours for long Joys ; and yet for Love, whofe very 

* Joys are Hke Smoke, he vv;ll expofe himfeh to infinite 

* Hazards. But if ever I get out of tin's Straight, Love 

* Ihall never again get me jnto his Noofe. 

Lucretia was not in lefs Pain, both for herfcif and 
her Lover ; but ss a Woman, is always rcadieft in fud- 
dQn Danger, having found out a Remedy for the Evil ; 

Q * ray 



33^: ^he History cf the 

* my Dear, /did Jhe to her Husband, there is a little 

* f abinet over the Window where I remember I faw 

* you put fome Papers and Records j let us go fee whe- 

* ther this that you want be not there laid up.*- Im- 
mediately running to the Window, as if fhe would o- 
pen tlie Cabinet, fhe cunningly threw it out of the 
Window, as if it had fallen itfelf by Accident. My 
Dear, my Dear, faid fhe, make hade leaft we loofe 
fbmething or other, the little Cabinet is fallen out of 
the Window ; make hafle down, leaft I loofe fome of 
my Jewels or Writings ; go, go, get you gone both, 
what do you ftand llill for, I will here watch that no 
Body fleals any Thing. 

The Ladies Boldnefs is worthy Remark. Now let 
any Man be fo Fool hardy as to truft a Womjn, for 
there is no Man fo fharp fighted, but a Woman can de- 
ceive. He only is not deceived, whom his Wife has 
not yet endeavoured to deceive. Our Happinefs de- 
pends more on our good Fortune than our Underftand- 
ing. Moved with this Accident, boih Mtn'-hus and 
Betas run with all Speed down Stairs to fecure the Ca- 
binet. 'This ^-^vQ Eurinlus Time, to change his Station, 
who, by Lfdcretia's Diredion, retired to a new Hiding- 
place. The Husbind and his Friend having gathered 
Dp the Jewels and Writings with the Cabinet, and not 
finding what they wanted there, met with it where Eu- 
rialus had been hid, and fo taking their Leave went 
their Way. 

They were no fooner gone, but Lucretla opening 
the Door of Eurialus's Lurking-hole, called to him. 

* Come forth, my Eurialus, come forth, my Soul ; 

* come, thou Sum and Suhllance of all my Joys ; thou 

* Spring of all my Pleafure, come forth ; come, the 
< Hoard of my Joy ; come, thou incomparable Sweet- 
« nefs, all Things are now fafe j now we have full 

* Freedom for our Difcourfe; now we may embrace 

* in Security ; Fortune had a Mind to oppofe our Hap- 

* pinefs, but the GoJs regard our Loves with a favour- 

* able Eye, and will not forfake two fuch faithful 

* Lovers. Corae, come into my Arms, there is no- 

thinjr 



Ai^oURS of Coimt Schlick. 33^ 

'thing now to interrupt us, my Lily, nvy Bed of Rol"-^ 
*' es ; why delay you ? What do you fear ? I your Za- 
« cretia am here ; what makes you forbear the Em- 
' braces of your Lucretia\ 

Eurialusy fcarce yet recovered of the Fright, Gomes'^ 
oat of his Hole, and embracing his Miftrefs, * Never 

* ( [aid he) was I in fo much Fear in all my Lifc^,, 

* But you are worthy of all we can undergo ; no ManJ 

* ought to tafte thofe KifTe-, or come into thofe Arms' 

* on cheaper Terms ; nor have 1, to confefs the Truth/* 

* yet deferved fuch a Happinefs. Could 1 come to Life"^ 

* again after Death, and enjoy fuch Charms, t ihould 

« not make any Scruple to die a thoufand Times to^ 

* purchafe your Embraces. O ! my Happinefs, my ' 

* Elifs ; do I really fee you ? Is it really fo ? Am I 

* not deceived by the Illufion of fome vain Dream ? '' 

* Nj 'tis you whom I hold in my Arms,' 

Lucretia had on a fmcoth Night-Gown, wliich co-'' 
vered her Limbs without any Fold or Wrinkle, hiding 
neither her round fwelling Breafts, or be'ying any na- 
tural Beauty of her Farts or Limbs. The fnowy white 
of her Neck fhewed itfelf without Veil ; and her Eyes 
darted Rays like the Beams of the Sun. Joy danced 
in her Looks, and Gaity in her Face, while her glow- 
ing Cheeks difcovered a curious Mixture of the Lilly 
and the Rofe; her Smiles were fweet and modell; her 
Bofomfull, on which her Breafts like two Apples fwel- 
led on each Side, while their gentle Heaving fet the 
Defire in a Flame. 

This Sight had raifed ^uriaJus too high to fuffer him 
to delay the Attempt of Satisfying the Eagernefs of his. 
Wifhesj but forgetting his pall Fears, putting afide ' 
Modefly, he begins the Afl'iult. Now, my Dear, let 
us enjoy the Harv. ft of our Love. With this he ad- 
ded Actions to his Words. Lucretia oppofed his De- 
lires, telling him (he could not furrender her Honour 
and Reputation, and that all fhe defired from this A- 
mour was only KifTes and Difcourfc. 

At which E7iric2,us{im\'mi faid, * Either my coming ., 
* here, is knov.'n, or it is net; if it is known every 

0^2 « one 



34^ The History of the 

* one will fufpedl the worft, and 'tis but a Folly to bear 

* the Scandal without the Pleal'ure : li it is not known, 

* nar fliail our pleahng Theft be more divulged : This 

* only is the Pledge of Love, and I muft die if I have 

* not that. But 'tis a Sin, /aid Lucretia. It is a Sin, 

* nplyd Eurialus, not to make Ufe of the Goods we 

* enjoy, when we may. What fhall I loofe this lucky 
« Opportunity, which we have wifhed ?' At thefe 
Words, turning afide her Gown, he eafily vanquifhed 
a Woman that fought not Vidlory. This Enjoyment 
gave not Satiety, but a greater Thiril and Appetite. 
But Eurialus y mindful of the Danger of the Place, after 
a Repaft of Wine and Food, as well as of Love, much 
againft Lucy€tia\ Defires, retired without any further 
Adventure, the Family taking him for one of the 
Carters. 

Eurialus could not but view himfelf with Wonder in 
this Livery of Love. * Oh J Jaid ke to himfelf ^ fliould 

< the Emperor meet me in this Pickle, and know me t 

* What Sufpicion would my Drefs give him, how he 

* would laugh at me, and I fhould become the Dif- 

* courfe of the Court and City. I muil remain a ftand- 

* iLi-^ Jefl with him till I difcovered the Caufe of fucli 
■S z. Difguife. Should 1 pretend the Intrigue with fomc 

* other Lady, he would never believe me, for he is \vi 
*'Love with Lucretia y but 1 ufe not to make him the 

< Confident of my Amours ; fo J fhould betray the 

< charminfT Lucretia^ who received me to her Arms, 

< and preferved me by her Wit and Ad.drefs.' 

" -• While he was bufying himfelf with thefe Fears and 
" tineafy Thoughts, he fees his faithful Friends Achates 
and Palinurus, and marching on before them was not 
difcovered by them, till he was entered his Houfe, 
where having thrown off his Rags, and put on his 
Robes, he gave them a Relation of all the Adventure. 
And as he defcribed his Fears and Joys, his Looks and 
Anions made a faithful Rcprefentation of the different 
Paflions. * \n this Affair, fuid he, how like a Fool 

* have I trulted my Life in a Woman's Hands, con- 
^ '♦ trary to my Father's Piecepts, who told me, that I 
-;'*i * never 



Phi 



Amours of Coim t SchWck. "3*4:1 



never ought to confide in a Woman. He ufed tofay 
that a Woman was a wild, governlefs, faithJefs, mu- 
table, cruel Animal, fabjeifl to a thoufand I'affions ; 
but I forgetting my Father's wholefome Difcipline, 
have trulted my Lire to a filly Woman. What if 
any one fnould have feen and known me, carrying 
up the Sack of Corn ; what Difgrace had it been, 
and what an Infamy to my Pofterity ? The Emperor 
might well have throv/n me off, as a thouj^hfkfs 
light Fellow, void of all Prudence. But what if h$r 
Husband had found me flowed beneath the Bed,'\\hife 
he was in Quefl of his V^'ritings ? Whether he hay 
eX; ofed me to the Emperor, followed by the Re- 
proaches of his Family, or left me to the Law, or 
executed me himfelf, unarm'd a> I wa? ; either Way 
had fufficiently punifhed and expofed the Madnefs I 
hsd been guilty of. My Deliverance from which 
w^s more owing to Chance than Wifdom or Pru- 
dence ! No, no, I will not rob Lucret-ia of the Ho- 
nour ; it was her ready Wic, and not Chance that fc- 
cured me. Oh ! Woman worthy Trull I A Miflrefs 
full of Prudence ar^*^ Love, both noble and fingular ! 
V/hy fhould 1 not confide in thee ? And trull to thy 
Fidelity ? Yes, had I a thoufand Lives to fecure, I 
would place them all in thy 7 ruth and Faith. T\\o\x 
art faithful and caurious, and knowefl how to feaion 

* thy Love %\ith Prudence, and how to fecure thy 

* Lover from Danger. Who but thee could have found 

* cut fo ready a Aleans of diverting thofe, who were 

* jull upon me? You have faved this Life, I therefore 

* devote it to you. When fhall I again behold that 

* fnowy Bofom, hear that charming Tongue, gaze on 

* thofe fweet languifhing Eyes, lilten to that ready 

* Wit, view thofe Marble Trory Limbs again ? When 

* fhali I bite thofe Coral Lips again I When fhall I feel 

* that tremulous Tongue murmuring at my Mouth ? 
' Shall I never never more prefs thofe round hard 

* Brealls ? You cannot, ^ckateSy make any Guefs at 

* this Woman's Pcrfedions, by what you h.ive feen c>f 
' her, for the nearer you are to her the more charm^ 

0^3 * ing 



:j42 ^he History of the 

9*,ingfhe is. Had you been with me, you had feen a 

* Sight far beyond that, w/KichCandaui^s l^ing oiLydta 
•;■* difcovered to Gyges. He had a Mind to enhance his 

* Pleafare, by fiiewing his Favourite his Wife all na- 

* ked, the fame would I do by Lucretia and thee, if 

* in my Power. Elfe it isimpoffible for me to declare 

* the Extremity of her Beauty, or for you to judge of 

* the Ful nefs o^ my Joy. However, rejoice with me, 

* fince my Raptures we;e greater, than any Tongue 

* can exprefs. 

This was the SubP.ance of the Difcourfe o'i Eunalus 
to Acbatci. Lucretia f?.id not lei's to herfelf on this Oc- 
cafion, but her Joy was lefs, becaufe more confined, 
having; no Confident to unburthen her Mind to, for fbe 
Was afhamed to tell Sojlas the whole Matter. 

In the mean while, there was one Baccarus an hun* 
garian Knight, of confiderable Quality in his own 
Country, in the Emperor's Retinue, began to be in 
Love with Lucretia, and being a Beau, and handfom 
Man, perfuaded himfelf, that ihe loved him as much, 
and only was withheld by her Modefly from a Declara- 
tion in his Favour. She, after the Mode of all our 
i";?/?^/? Ladies, gave all Men a favourable Look j it is 
an Art, or rather a fort of Deception of the E) c by 
which they conceal their real Inclinations. Baccanis 
was quite wild in Love, nor could he be fatisfy'd till he 
knew Lucretia' i Mind. 

It is a Cuftom of our Ladles of Sienna to vifit the 

'Chapel of the bleffed Virgin in Bethlehem , as they call 

it, a ATile out of Town. To this Chapel Lucretia was 

,*^oing, attended by two young Maids, and an old Wo- 

'-'iinan; B/iccarus follows after her with a Violet in his 

' 'Hands, with Leaves all gilt with Gold, in the Stock 

/'of which he had concealed a Love-letter, wrote on very 

/ Jine Paper. The Reader need not be furprized at this, 

- fince Cicero fays, he had feen the Iliads wrote fo fmall, 

that they could be put into a Nut-fhell. Baccarus of, 

\, fers this Violet and himfelf to Lucretia \ Lucretia refufes 

J -'the Gift; the Hungarian prefTes it with great Importu- 

^mw^' when the good old Woman joins on his Side, by 

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Amours ^Q?//;^/ Schlick. 343 

oefiring her Lady to accept a harmlefs Flower, in 
v/hich there could be no Danger. 7he Gentkmati'^ Ke- 
qu-ej}^ faid fhe, is Jo fmall, that you inn^ enfi'y fntisfy bis 
Dfftres. 

Lucretla comply'd with the old Woman's Perfuafion, 
and going a liitle Way farther, fhe gave the Flower to 
oneof her young Maids that attended her. They had 
not gone much farther but they met two Students, who 
eafiiy prevailed with the Girl to give them the Violet, 
who opening the Stalk of the Flower, difcovered a Co- 
py of Love-verfes. Thefe fort of Men us'd formerly 
to he very agreeable to our Ladies, but after :he Empe- 
ror's Court was fixt AtSietindy they were laught at, de- 
|p:s'd, and had in Contempt, becaufeour Women were 
K)r.der of the Soldiers bluftring, than the Wit of the 
Scholar. This gave them a great Hatred to the Court 
and military Men, and made them watch ail Opportu- 
nities of doing an Injury to the Men of the Sword. 
As foon, therefore, as they had found out the Secret of 
the Violet, they carry the Letter to MenclauSy and c'e- 
fire him to read it; he returns Home full of Concern, 
accufes his Wife, and fills the Houfe with Rage apd 
Noife. His Wife denies, that fhe is guilty .of any 
Fault, tells him the whole Story, which is vouched fcy 
the old VVoman. He gees immediately to the Empe- 
ror, and makes his Complaint; J5.<?rr^/-«j is called i or, 
acknowledges his Fault, and asking Pardon, fwears ne- 
ver to trouble Lucretia again. But knowing that Jove 
laughs at the Perjuries of Lovers, the more he was for- 
bidden the more he purfued his barren Flame. 

The Winter comes, and all the Sky is now under the 
Dominion of the North-wind, the gentle South being 
entirely banifhed the liquid Space. The Snow faUs 
down into the Streets, and adminillers Sport to the Peo- 
ple; the Ladies throw Snow balls into the Street, and 
the young Sparks into the Windows. This furniflied 
Baccarus with an Opportunity of Writing again to Lit^ 
cretin ; for he wraps a Letter up in foft Wax, and co. 
vers that with Snow, and fo throws it, as a Ball, into 
Lucr€ti(i\ Window. Who would not fay, that all 

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?j44 ^^^'^ History of the^- 

Things are governed by Fortune ? for the lucky Hour 
is of more Confequence, than a Letter of Recommenda- 
. tion frcm VenusYitrk]?. They pretend, that Fortune has 
no Power over the Wife. I may perhaps allow this 
Advantage to chofe Wife-men, v/hofe only Joy is in 
Virtii', Vv'ho in Poverty, in Sicknefs, nay ihut up in 
the Brazen Bull oi Phalaris^ believe thcmfelves pofleft 
ofHappinefs, though I confcfs I never met with any 
luch i^erfon, nor do I believe there ever was fuch a Fel- 
low living. The common Life of Mankind depends 
extreamly on Fortune, which raifes and deprefTcs whom- 
fover fhc pleafes. Who was the the Ruin of Birccnrus 
but Fortune ? Uis Prudence and Caution were fuffici- 
ently iliovvn in clcfing a Letter in the Stalk of a Violet ; 
and now another in the midfl of a Snow-ball. You may 
fiy, he ought to have been more cautious ; but if he had 
iucceeied in his Adventure, he had been cry'd up for 
Cautious ?nd Prudent too. But Fate, his Enemy, drew 
it from Lucretia'% Hands to the Fire- fide, where the 
Scow and Wax mel.ing, difcovered the Letter to the 
old Women that were warming themfelve?, who deli- 
vered it to Mmelaus who was prefent, and made new 
Dillurbance and Complaints, the Effed of which -5/7<-» 
(arus efcap'd by Flight, not Excuses. 

Tuis Adventure oji Baccarus was of UCetoEun'alus^for 
whiieche Huibmd apply'd all his Care and Spies about 
the Former, he left an open undefended Fafiage to the 
Stratagems of the Latter. That faying is very true, 
fiiat it is a hard Mutter to preftwe-, that zvhlch many 
I ve or Qpicfe. The firi't Enjoyment had made the Lo- 
vers delirous of a iecond Encounter. 

'Fhere wis a little Street, or rather narrow Alley, 
betwixt the Hou'e o'i Msneluui and his [Neighbours, by 
v.'hich it was no d.Hlcult Matter lo get into Lucretia\ 
Window, by mounting with your ^titx. on each Wall ; 
butthis could only be done '\k\ the Night-time. Mene- 
laus was to go into the Country, and flay there all 
Night i whi,:h lucky Hour was expeded with the laft 
Impatience by both the Lovers. The T'ime is now 
come, the Huibandis gone into the Country, Eurialns 

has 



Amours of Count Schlick. 345 

lias changed his Cloaths, and got into this Jitt/e Sttepc 
or Alley ; tliere was Menelaus'% Stable, which by Scfiiis"^ 
Advice he entered, where hid under, the Hay, he vvait- 
ed for Night ; but as Fortune would have it, Drom.'o^ 
fecond Groom to Menelaus's Horfes, took .Hay from. 
Eurialui\ Side to fill the Rack-, and he had flruck him 
with his Fork in taking more, had not ^ofia^ xtxy op- 
portunely come to his Refcue ; who finding the Danger 
Eurialus was in, taking the Fork, faid he, * Leavi^ 
this Bufinefs to me, my good Brother, I v;ill give 
the Horfes their Food and Litter, if you will go 
in, and look if our Supper be ready ; we muil make 
merry now our M.ifter's a Tent ; we live better undcc, 
our Lady, tha i under him ; fhe is gt^eafanr, and very , 
bountiful, he is pafhonate, noily, covetous and hard j 
we never fare well while is at home ; don't you 
obferve how he itints our Bellies with his fcanty Mea- 
fure ? who always ftarves himfelf only to plague us - 
with a perpetual Hunger, nor will fufFcr a mouldy 
Crull of Bread to be loll, and will keep an old Gal- 
limaufry for a Month, and the falted Grigs of onq',^^ 
Supper he fets up for another, and looks out ev£f^_,v 
from that, lealt we (h^^uid gormandize on , Scr^p^ CI 
worfe than the Poor's Basket. Wretched iVIifer,^,-, 
who feeks after Riche, tiirough fuch exquifite Tor^ 
menis ; for what can be a greater Folly, than to liv;e . 
poorly to die rich ? How much better is our Milbefs,,,.-. 
who is not fatisfy'd to treat us with Veal anci ten^ •; 
der Kid^, but regales u. with Fowls and Thrufhes, . 
and Crowns all with a Glafs of the bell Wine : Go, , \ 
DromiOy fee that the Kitchen be clean and neat. ■,; 

* I warrant thee, howt^Sofeasy reply 'd Z)ro'/^/V, I will 
take Care of that, and had rather rub the Table down, 
than the Horfes Heels. I carry M my Mafler into ihe 
Country to Dav, the Devil fplit him, he faid not one. 
Word to me all the Day, bat in the Evening when 
he lent me back with ray Horfes, bid me tell my 
Lady that he would not return to Night. I com- 
mend thee, S.ofiasy \vho at lafi beginnefl to abominn:e 
my Maihr's 'r<?mper ; I had changed him before now, 

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>246 ^^^I'he History of the 

i^^had not my Lady retain'd me by a Scrap fometimes 

. ' in the Morning. Oh ! but you were of my Mind, 

,^^ the Devil a bit would we fleep this Night, let us eat 

«■ and devour till Day-light returns, my Mafter Ihall not 

* fcrape up in a Month, what we will confume in one 

* Supper. 

Eunalus was pleafed to hear this Difcourfe, though 
he could not but condemn the Manners of the Servants, 
not at all doubting but it might be his own Cafe in his 
Abfence from Home. Dromio being gone, Eurialus 
. rofe up and, * Oh! What a happy Night, {[aid he) 
*■ %/i/7j-, fhall I owe to thy Afliilance! who haft con- 

* vey*d me thither, and took fuch timely Care not t j 

* have me difcovered. Thou art a very honeft Fellow, 

* and highly deferving my Love, thou fhalc not find me 

* ingratelul, I will make here a Return for this Service.* 
The deft; n'd Hour is now come j Eurinlus^ though 

he had efcaped two Dangers of Con fe que nee, yet with 
Joy afcends the Walls, and paffir.g the open Window, 
iie iinds Lucretia by the Fiie, and the Table fpread 
expelling him; ftie, as foon as fhe faw her Lover, 
rofe up, and took and prefs'd him in her Arms ; they 
begin to rufh into Kiftes, and with full Sails they pals 
into the Sea o^ Venus ^ and now C^r^/, and then Bacchus 
refrefh the tired Voyagers; Alas! the fliort Joys we 
pciTefs, and the long Sollicitudes they occafion ! EU- 
r in Ins had fcarce had an Hour of Joy, but Softas in- 
terrupts their Satisfaftion, with the News of his Ma- 
ilers Return ; Eurialus is all in a Fright, and trying to 
make his Efcape, Lucretia having hid the Table and 
^Provifion, goes out to meet her Husband, and welcome 
him Home • Oh! my Dear, I am glad you are 

* come Home, for I thought I had loft you, this whole 

* live-long Night at your Country Villa! But pray 

* what Trade do you drive fo much in the Country ? 

* Have a Care, I don't find you out? Why don't you 

* ftay ^t Home ? Why do you take fuch Pains to make 

* me melancholy by your Abfence ? I am always un- 

* eafy V/hen you are away, and jealous leaft you retire 

* to fohie Miftrefs, for Husbands often defraud the 

* Wives 



Amours of Com f Schlick. '^^ 

* Wives of their Due to give it to others; of which Fea'' 

* if you would free me never lie abroad again, for jio 

* Night affords me any Eafe or Pleafure without thee* 

* But let us fup here, and then go to Bed, 

They were now in the Common-Hal!, where the 
Family us'd to dine, where to detain him till Euria'as 
had made his Efcape was all her Aim ; fjr which a little 
Time was abfolutely necefTary. But Menelaus had 
fupp*d abroad, and mnde what hailc he cojid to his 
Bed-Chamber; Jh (faid Lucretia) I Jiv,d you lo^e me 
n great deal indeed, Jlnce you had rather fup abroad ^ than 
nvith me ; hecaufe you ixere ahfent, I ha^ue not eat a bic^ 
nor drank one Drop all this Day. There came to Daf foms 
thai helongd to your Farmsy and brought feme excellent 
Wine^ as they faid\ but 1 njjas too mtlanchoh to tojle a 
drop of iff but noiv you are come home, let us go unto the 
Cellar, and tajle of this Wine^ and fee if it he as delici- 
ous as they pretend. 

Saying this, and taking her Husband in her left, and 
the Candle in her right Hand, went ciredlly into the 
Cellar. Wh=re being come, flie fiift pierc*d th.'s Vcfiet, 
and then that, and fip'd to her Husband, till flie thought 
Enrialus had made his Efcape, and after that retir'd to 
the odious Embraces of h;s conjugal Love ; and Eurialus 
got home pretty late at Night. The next Day, whether 
out of Caution or Jealoufy, Menelaus made that Window 
up with a Wall. I believe that as our Citizens are fliarp^ 
in their Conjectures, and full of Sufpicion and Jealoufy, 
Menelaus was afraid of the Convenience of the Place, 
and having but little Confidence in a Wife's \ irtu^, was 
refclv'd to take away the Opportunity of finning. For 
tho* he knew nothing of her Actions, or criminal In- 
trigues, yet he was not ignorant, that fhe was daily 
plagu'd with AddrefTes, and knew that a Woman's Mind 
was never fo conftant, as to be mov'd, as having as 
many Minds, as the Trees have Leaves. Fcr tne fe- 
male Sex is avaritious of Novelties, and feldom love 
the Man they aie pofTcft of. He therefore follow'd. the 
common Ivlaxim of Husbands, who are of Opinion that 
all Misfortunes of that kind, are to be kept out by being 
on their Guard. 

CL6 This 



243 J^^kiisTORY of the ■ 

This had cepiiv'd them of the Power of meeting, 
nor Was \\iz Opportunity left of fending Letters to ea;h 
orher^ For the Vintner, out of whofe VVjndow Euriahis 
had conveyM, and reach'd Ijetters with a Cane to Lu- 
cretiay by the A^\ izo. o{' Mejielaus, was turn'd out of his 
Hoafe by the Magiilrates. Their Eyes alone were tlie 
Mediums of Ccnverfation, by which they only now 
cou'd fpeak to, and confuk vvitli each other, ihj Grief 
rtf each was inexpreflible, that they cou'd not ceafe to 
love, and yet were depriv'd of all means of continuing 
their Amour. 

In the Midft of this Anxiety, Eurialus recollefled 
what Lucrctla had wrote about Paiuiahis^ the Coiifin of 
Memlaus : And following the Method of skilful Phyfi- 
cians, who in defperate Diilempers apply defperate Re- 
medies ; and rather try the utmoft Medicine, than leave 
the -nircare without Cure, he determin'd to attempt 
PandaJns, and take up with that Recipe, which he had 
before rejeiSled. 

Having, therefore, fent for Pandalusy and carry'd 
him into his Clofet ; pray Friendyjit doivn (faid Eurialus) 

* I have Aff'^irs of Confequence to impart to you ; I 

* Hand extreamly in need of forae Virtues, which are 

* eminent in you, Diligence, Fidelity and Secrecy. I 

* wou'd long fmce have difcours'd with ycu on this Head, 

* but you were not then fo well known to me; but now 

* I know you perfed^ly well, and that you are of ap- 

* prov'd Fidelity, I love and refpeft you. But were I 

* perfonally ignorant of your Merits, yet the univerfal 

* Applaufe ct all your fellow Citizens wou'd be fuffici- 
' ent ; but my x'\cquaintance with whom you have con- 

* trafted Friendfhip, have informed me who you are, 

* and how much you ought to be valu'd ; from whom 

* I a,m inform'd that joa are defirous to make ufe of 
*. my Service, which I at this Inftant offer to you, as 
*' merxjng it as much as I yours. Now fince it i:. be- 
*'' twixt Friends, I will in a few Words let you know 
*' what you can ferve me in. 

■ * You know how prone all Mankind is to love, 

* whether it be a V^irtue or Vice in our Nature, 1 Ihan't 

* (kttrmine, yet the Calamity extends far and wide. 



Amo u r s ^ Count Schlick , 349 

Nor is there any Heart of Flefh and Blood, but Some- 
times is lenfible of the Sting of Love. You kn.ow.^! 
tiiat this Paflion fufFer'd not Do.vid the moil hol)r' 
Man, Solomon the VVifell, and Sampfon the rtrongeft 
Man, to efcape its Power. The Nature of a Love- 
fick Heart is this, that the more the Oppoiition is 
to its Defires, the more they burn and rage; and no- 
thing is a furer Cure for this Evil, than the PoflelHon 
of the Belov'd. There have been many Men and 
Women, both of the prefenc and former Ages, who 
by the Obftacles they have found to their Love, 
have been the Occafion of cruel and barbarous Mur- 
thers. On the other Hand we have frequent Exam- 
ples of thofe, who after Enjoyment, and a Liberty for 
a while, of a tender Commerce with the Belov'd, have 
been calm enough in their Amours. The moft pru- 
dent Method is to give Way to the Fury of Paliion, 
which by Oppofiiion increafes. For he that fwims 
againfl the Stream often fmks to the Bot:om, and he 
that gives Way to the Stream efcapes. Thefe Things 
I have pun over to you, becaufe I'm going to make 
ycu a Confident of my Amour, and let you know 
what Service you may do me in it ; nor fhall I con- 
ceal the Advantage it will be to you, becaufe now 

I look en you as the one half of my Heart ^ 

* Yoa muil know then, 1 love Liicretia^ nor is it my 
Faulr, my dear Friend Pa^idalusy but by the Will of 
Fortune, which governs human Affairs. I know 
not your Manners, nor the Cuftom of your City. I 
thought that your Women meant, what they exprefs'd 
in their Eyes ; but your Ladies are only Baits for Men's 
HeartF, but love none at all ; by this I am deceiv'd. 
I thought 1 fhould be lov'd by Lucretia, when I faw 
her look on me with Eyes not ill pleas'd, and there- 
fore I began to love her ; nor cou'd I think the kind- 
Advances from a Lady of her Beauty ought to die with-, 
out Return. As yet I neither know you nor your 
Family. I lov'd, becaufe I thought I was belov'd, for 
who is fuch an infenfible Creature of Stone, not to- 
love when belov'd ? 

' Bui 



'jjt) l^he History of tht^^ 

* But after I had found oat the Deceit, and that I 
/had been betray'd by a falfe Appearance inio Love, 
3f; that I might not have the Scandal of a barren Amour 

* I endeavour'd by all my Arts to heat her Breafl with 

* the fame Fiie ; for to burn for a Woman, and not to- 
•^ be able to warm her Eofom, was a Shame and Anx- 
f" iety, that broke my Rcpofe both Day and Night, tp 

* fuch a Degree that 1 was not able to fiir out of Doors. 

* Jn ihort, the Event of my Endeavours was fuch, that 

* our Paffions grew equal ; fhe is on Fire, and I burn, 
' nor do Vv^e know any Means of preferving our Live^ 
■* but by your ARilbnce. Her Husband and his Brother* 

* keep and guard her with greater Vigilance, than the 

* Dragon did the golden Fleece ; nor does Cerberu;s 

* himfelf more ftri6t!y watch the Avennes of Hell. 
■* I know your Family; I know you are Gentlemen of 

* Quality among the Chief of this City, that you are 

* rich, powerful, and belov'd ; I wifh I had never 

* known this Woman ! But who can refill his Fate ? 

* I made not choice of her, but Chance threw her in. 

* my Way. 

* This is the State of the Affair; our Loves are yet 

* a Secret, but if it be not managM prudently, it may 

* produce fome mighty Evil, which Heaven I pray 

* avert ! perhaps I might vanquifh Paflion if I went 

* from hence, which tho' moil miferable to me, I 

* wou'd yet do for the Sake of your Family, if I faw any 

* Advantage arife to it from thence. But I kncv/ her 

* Madnefs, either fhe wou'd follow me, or be kept here 

* by Force, and then llie wou'd lay violent Hands on 

* herfelf, which wou'd be an eternal Blot on your Houfe; 
« My Bufmefs, therefore, with you is, that we may 

* f nd fome Remedy for thefe Evils : Nor is there indeed 

* any other Way, than this, that you will be the Pilot 

* of our Love, and take care that a Paflion, that has 

* hitherto been very well conceal'd do not take Air. 
« I commend my felf to ycu, to you I furrender and 

* devote myfelf ; humcur the Fury, left by Oppofiti- 

* on it increafe the more. Take care to bring us to- 

* gether, by which Means the Ardour may decreafe 

* and prove more tolerable. You iinow the Avenues 

^ * of 



Amo urs of Count Schlick. 3 5 2 

.* of the Houfe; when the Husband is abfent, and how 
^ you can introduce me. The Husband's Brother muft 

* be obferv'd ; who is too quick fighted in thefe Affairs ; 

* and watches Luctetia^ as a Fort belonging to his Bro- 

* ther, and guards her with greater Care : He carefully 

* confiders and weighs all that Lucretia iays or does, 

* her turriing away, her Sighs, her Spitting, her Cough, 

* and her Laughter, her Smiles ; this Man we muft de- 

* ceive, andean we do it without your Afiiftance ! Stand 

* by me, therefore, and introduce me to her in her 

* Husband's Abfence, and amufe the Brother, and re- 

* move him from being fo clofe a Sentinel about her in 

* his Abfence ; or join mere Spies to him. He'll con» 
' fide in you, and, which I hope, he will commit her 

* to your Charge; which if you undertake, and prove 

* my Friend in, your P.eward fhall be prefent ! For 

* you may introduce nic in the Night when all are 

* alleep, and fo footh and .'.bate the Fury of our Love. 

* Out of this what Advantage will arifo to you, I 

* hope is evidenc to your Prudence ; you will in the 

* f:rft Place frive the Honour of your Houfe, keeping 

* that a Secret, which cannot be known without your 

* Infamy : You will fave your Ccufin's Life, and Me- 

* hlUhs his Wife. To whom one Night given to me 

* wi hout any Bodies knowing it, will not be fo great 

* an Evil, as fcr her, before all the World, to run af- 

* ter me into my Country. Hippia the Wife of a 

* Roman Senator, run away with Lihdus to Pharos^ and 

* the i\V/?, and the noble Wails of Laius. What if 

* Lucretia Ihou'd follow me, a Man of Power in my 

* own County ? What Difgrace wou'd it be to your 

* Family? Whata Jelt to the People .? VVhat an Infamy 

* not only to your Houle, but to your City ! I know 

* fome wou'd fay, Ihe ought rather to be ftcibb'd or 

* poifon'd, than do any fuch Matter. But wo be him 

* that wou'd pollute his Hands with human gore, and 

* punifli a fmaller with a greater VVickednefs ! Crimes 

* are not to be heighten'd but lefTen'd. Wc know that 

* of Goods we ought to chufe the beft, of an Evil and 

* Good, the Good; but of two Evils, the leaAj every 

* Way is full of Danger; But that which I point out 

* is 



3.52r .;i'7Z<? HisTORv of the'jSfih. 

i« the fafeft ;, by which ypu not only /ecure youf 
Family, but oblige me extreamly, who am almoft 
diilraded to tiiink, that I am the Caufe of fa many 
Torments to Lucreiia, who I had rather fhou'd hate 
me, than ask you iUch a Favour. But this is cur 
Condition, this the dcfperate State of our Affairs, that 
we have no hopes of any Safety to our VelleJ, unlefs 
you become the Pilot, and fave it by your Addrefs, 
Care and Judgment. Aflift, therefore* both me and 
her, and preferve your Houfe from Biemilli. Nor 
think me ingrateful ; you know my Interefl with the 
Emperor, whatever you defiie I'll engage he fhall 
grant you. 7'his I promife you firft, and give you 
my Word for it, you fhall be made a Count Palatine, 
which Title fhall defcend to all your Poflerity. I 
commit to you, and your Care and Fidelity, Lw 
cretia, and myfelf and cur Love, the Fame and Re-f 
putation, and the Honour of your Kindred. - You are 
the Judge of the Matter, and all thefe Things lie 
v^^holly in ycur Breart. Confider what you do, it 
is in your Power to preferve or deflroy them. 
Pandahis fmu'd at what he heard, and after a little 
Paufe made this Reply. * I am not unacquainted, 

* Eui'ialw, with this AfTair, and wifh it never had 

* happened ) yet it is come now to that pafs, that I 
' mull do as you defire me, or fuffer my Family to 

* fall under the greatell Blemifh and Scandal imaginable. 

* As you fay, the Woman is out of her Senfes with the 

* Fury of Love ; and if I do not alTiil her, fhe will 

* flab herfelf, or throw herfelf headlong out of the Win- 

* dow » file has no longer any Care of her Life or her 

* Reputation. She told me herfelf of her Paffion, I 

* check'd and reprimanded her, I endeavoured to abate 

* the Flame, but IcoaM make no Progrefs in the Cure, 

' fhe values nothing but you ; you are always in her . 

* Head: you fhe feeks j you fhe deiires ; and ofyoa 

* only fhe thinks ; fhe ofcen calling to me, cries, I prithee, 

* Eurialus, hear me. The Wom. n is ib alier'd by Love, 
'* that ycu wouM not take her for the fame Perfon. 

* Alas! there was never a L*dy;in this C.ty more 
' chafle and prudent than hucretia: ^Ti^.Xo. i»e,a very 

'^ftrange 



Amours of Count Schfick. 3^3 

* -ftrange Thing, that Nature (hould give fuch a Power 
•"■to love over the Minds of Mankind. This Diftemper 

* muft be cur'd, but there is no Remedy but whatyoa 

* have exprelVd. I will apply myfelf to the Difcharge 

* of this Office, and will give you Notice v.hen Time 

* gives an Opportunity; nor do I feek any Favour of 

* you, becaufe an honeft Man ought not to fcek a Fa* 

* vour till he hasdeferv'd it. For my Part, I under- 

* take this to prevent the Infamy of our Family, in 

* which Zeal if you find your Account, I challenge 

* no Love on that Score. 

* f lovvcver, /aid Eiu-ia/u!y even for that I am in- 

* debted to you, and I will tike care you fhall be 

* made a Count Palatine as I faid, provided you do 

* not defpife the Dignity. No, 1 do not defpife it, 

* (faid Pandalus) but I will not have it proceed from 

* this; if it come freely let it come, and welcome, I 

* afl no: on any Conditions. Cou'd you have come to 

* Lucretia withojt your knowing that I was concerned 

* in it, I ihou'd have aded with moreWillingnefs. Fare- 

* well— —Fare well, reply^d Eurialus. 

Pandalus went away with his Heart brimful of Joy, 
both becaufe he had got the Favour of fo great a Man, 
and becaufe he hop'd lo fee himfelf a Count Palatine^ 
of which Dignity he was fo much the more deuroas, as 
he endeavcur'd to feem lefa ; for fome Men vxz like 
Women, who when they refufe wi:h the greatelt Ear- 
neftnef?, defire it moft. He had an Earldom for a Re- 
ward Of his pimping, and Pofterity will (how the golden 
Bull as a Proof of his Nobility. 

There are feveral Steps and Degrees, my Marianus, 
in Nobility ; if you feek into the Rife of them, you 
will find none, in my Opinion, or very few, that came 
not from a criminal Original, p'or when we find thofe 
cali'd Noble, who abound in Wealth, and Wealth is 
very rarely the Companion of Virtue, 'ti^ vilible to all 
that the Rife of Nobility is degenerate and bafe. This 
Man is made rich by Ufury, that by Rapine, a third 
by Treafon, and the Spoils of his Country. Ihis Man 
grows rich by Poifon and Murder, that by Flattery; this 
Man by the adulterous Corruption of Wives ; that by 

Lies 



354 Tie History of :tAek 

Lies and Perjuries ; fqme gather Riches by M;t^rla''^» 
fome by their own Children. But Riches are very 
rarely got with Juftice. Men rake and fcrape abun- 
dance of Riches together, nor care whence they come 
proi'ided they come in Abundance. This Yerfe pleafes all 

No Maf: ash ^vhence your Riches you derive. 
But to ha've Riches is KeceJJhry — ■ ■ ' ■ 

When the Bags are full, then NobiJityis fought, which 
thus obtain'd, is onJy the Reward of Iniquity. My 
Anccfiors were cali'd Noblemen, but I will not flatter 
myfelt, I do not think they came one jot more honelily 
by it, than others, who have only Antiquity for their 
ExcuJe and Safeguard, their Vices being now quite 
forgot. ' Tis my Opinion, 

No Man is i:obIe, but he that loves Virtue. 

I am not dazlM with golden Garmentf, Horfes, Dogs, 

along Train of Servants, fplencid J'ables, marble Pa- 

Jaces, Villas, Fifti ponds, Manours, Jarifdidions, Woods, 

Groves, iffc. for a Fool may have ail thefe, and fuch 

a one whoever calls Noble, is himfelfa Fool. Our 

Pandalus fwas made a Nobleman for Pimping. 

, A few Days after tliis there happened a Broil among 

the Country Servants of Menelaus^ and fome that had 

drank more than they fliou'd, were kiird ; fo that to 

.put things in Order, there was a Ncceflity for Menelaus 

to go thither. Then faid Lucretia, My Dear, you are an 

.■old Man and infirm, your Horfes go hard, and are fiery t 

horronAj one of a more gentle Pace. With all my Heart, 

reply'd he, but ^here/hall I get one? Oh, faid Panda-. 

lus, Eurialus has the befi in Europe, and he'' II cer- 

•tainly lend it you if you II let me ask him. On Menelaus' s 

Requeft Eurialus fent him his Horfe. And took it as 

the Barbinger of his Joy. 

It was agreed, that Eurialus fhou'd be in the Street 
about the fifth Hour of the Night, and if he heard Pan- 
dalus fing, he fhou'd have Hopes of Succefs. Menelaus 
was gon5, and the dusky Shades of Night had ob- 
fcur'd the Hemifphere, when the Lady lay full of Ex- 
:|>i€£lation in her \i^^. Eurialus was before the Door, 
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Amours of Count Schlick. 355 

but heard neither finging ncr any other Sign of Hope. 
The Hour was now pall, and Achates pcnuadsd Eiirialui 
to return Home, and that he was impo5'd en. 

'Tyvas a hard Task for a Lover, full of Defire, to 
<|uit the Rendtzvouz of Delight, while any Hcpe re- 
mained, fo he made fometimes one, and fometimes ano- 
ther Excufe for Delay. The Realon that Pandalus did 
not fing, was becaufethe Brother of Af(f;;^/a«j llay'd in 
theHoufe, and fearch'd every Quarter, Jellrhere fhca'd 
be any Defign en Foot, and fo pail: the Night without 
Slet;p. To whom at ialt (aid Panduins, Shall <we fiat 
go to bed to Night ? "'tis no^M fafl Midnight, ajid I begin 
to be dro^jojiey I tvonder yon that are a young Man Jhould 
ha've the Nature of an old Man, 'whofe Drxmfs robs 
them of Sleep, 'vjho never Jleep till a little before Day 
nvhen other People are about to rife. Come let us go to 
bed ; to ivhat End are thefe V/atchings ? li'ell if you nx'ill 
have it f} (reply 'd /Igameninon) bui firll let us fee that 
all the Doors are fait asjainfc Tnijves, and fo went to 
the Dor, and added Bars to Bolts, 'i'here was there 
a mighty Bar of Iron, which two Men cou'd fcarce lift 
up, with which tiie Door was never us'd to be faflen'd ; 

which when Agamemnon cou'd not lift up — Come, 

-faid he, Pandaius, help me to put on this Bar* and then 
"we'll go to Bed. 

Eurialus heard all this Difcourfe, and faid to him- 
•ielf, if this Bar be put up, there is an End of this 
•Nights Adventure Pf'hat's the ^fatter (iaid Pan- 
dalus) njcith youy Agamemnon } you are taking as much 
Care as if the Houfe n.vas to be bejieg'd! and ive not fafe 
in the City ? Here is Liberty and !^.iet to every Bod) ; 
and our Enemies the Florentine?, ntjith i<:hoin lue are at 
War, are a great nvay off. If you fear Thie-ves, ive are 
frong enough a'^ainli them ; if Enemies, njuhat can pro- 
tect you in this Hiufe P For m\ Part, I Jhall not undertake 
any fiich Labour, 1 am too njceak a Burfen, and not fit 
for Burthens \ if you can do it your fe If , you mas, if not ^ 
let it alone. Well, well, 'cis enough faid Agamemnon, 
and {o went to Bed. 

Well (faid Eurialus) P II fay here one hour longer, and 
fie If any one lu ill open the Door. Achates was quite 

tifd 



SS^ TZ^ History of ihe 

. tk'd outwith attending, and curs'd Euria/us in his Mind, 
for keeping him lb long out of his Bed. They had 
not Iky'd long, but he difcover'd Lucretia through a 
Crevice, carrying in her Hand a little Light; going 
towards it, he calPd to her, my Luoetia, my Soul, 
faid he; ihe at iirft frightened, was running away, but 
recolle(fiing herlelf, fhe ask'd him who he was? I am 
jo;^r EuriaJus, (faid he) open the Door ^ myPIcafurey fny 
Pleafure, my Delight, I 'wait for thee here no<vj till 
Midnight. Lucretia knew the Voice, but for fear of 
being deceived, fhe diirll not open the Door, till he had 
given the fecret Sign known only to themfelve?. After 
this with abundance of Pains fhe remov'd the Bars and 
Bolts, but there being many iron Chains, l^c. beyond 
the Female Strength to remove, fhe cou'd not get it 
above half a Foot Wide. Nor fhall this, faid he, hinder 
my Entrance, fo throwing himfelfon his right Sidi, he 
■.made his Way in, and caught her in his Arms. Achates 
ftay'd without in the Sentinel's Poll. Then Lucretia, 
either out of Fear or Joy fell into a Swoon in Eurialus\ 
Arms, her Eyes fhut, her Vifage grew pale, and per- 
iedly like one dead, but that fhe had Heat, r.nd a Pulfe. 
Eurialus being flruck with the fudden Misfortune, 
knew not what to do in the Cafe ; if he went away, he 
might be the Death of the La^ly ; if he flay'd, he might 
fall into 'the Hands of /^gamemno7i, or fome other of 
the Family, and fo perifh himfelf. But Honour and 
Love prevailed with him to ilay with her, and take 
care of her Recovery; vvher^-fore lifting her up, and 
bending her forward, and killing her Cheeks, on which 
his Tears flow'd, he call'd to her, My Lucretia, 'where 
art thou F Where are thy Ears P l^^hy dojl thou not arif- 
nver me ? Open thy Eyes, and look on me as thou art nvcnt 
to do. I thy Eurialus am here embracijfy thee, my Soul ; 
fpeak^ fpeaki ihy Life, m^ Lonie, my foy -Speaking 

this and the like, he let fall a Shower of Tears on her 
Face,; by which being rous'd, fhe came to herfeif, as 
waking fiom a profound Sleep, and feeing her Lover 
by herj Alas I my Eurialus (faid fhe) Where ha^ve I'been? 
Why did. yon, not let me go' gently a'way ? I flpoiCd ha-oe 
<^4tk^pi{^ . in your Arms, ah I may I fo ferijh before ydti 



Amours of Count SchVick, 357 

Uave this City ! After fuch mutual pathetick Difcourfe, 
they went to the Bed Chamber, where they pill fuch 
a Night, as we believe that to be, that bewitched the 
two Lovers, when Paris had born Helena away in his . 
Trojan Siiips J nay the Night was fuch, that bo :h Par- 
ties afTerted, that Mars and Fenus never had one of 
greater Pleafure. Says Lucretiay you are my Gany* 
7nede^ my Hippolitus, and my Diomede. You are to me^ 
reply'd Eurialus^ Polyxena, j^mylia, and yenus herfelf. 
Now he prais'd her Mouth, now her Eyes, and throw- 
ing off the Slieet fometimes he furvey'd all the fecret 
Charms he had not feen before. I find more (/aid he) 
than I cou'd exped j fuch was Diana, feen in the Foun- 
tain by Acleon. What can be more beautiful, what more 
white than thefe Limbs ! Now I am overpaid for all 
I have undergone ; and what indeed fhou'd one not un- 
dergo to come to this Blifs ? Oh ! charming Bofom ? 
Now Death wou'd be more cafy and welcome while yet 
the Joy is frclh and unfaded, that no Calamity inter- 
vene. My Soul, do I hold thee in my Arm;^, or do I 
dream? Is this PJeaiure real, or is it a pleaiing Fit of 
Madnefs, that leads me into fuch a vifionary Elizium? 
It is no Dream \ it is no Kladnefs ! it is all Reality f 
oh ! delicious Kiffes ! and charming Embraces ! no Man 
is fo happy, none fo blell as I am. But oh ! the fwift 
Hours! Why fly'll thou fo fail, invidious Night? Stay 
PhcshiiSy in the Arms of Thetis^ and give me fuch a 
Night, as you gave Jonje and Alctnena. Never knew 
l^fp (hort a Night, tho' I have been in Britain and Dacia. 
To this Purpofe fpoke Ewialus : nor was Lucretia filent, 
or let either VVord or Kifs pals by unrewarded ; heftrain*d 
her in a ihi£l Embrace, and flie him j Enjoyment leffen'd 
not their Vigour. But as the Sons of the Earth rofe 
more ftrong from their Fall, {o they from their Wounds 
gath'er'd more Strength and Alacrity. 

The Night being now fpent they parted at Break of 
Day, nor cou'd they meet after many Days, everyone 
redoubling their Guards. But Love overcame all Things, 
and at lail found a Way for the Meeting of the Lovers, 
which they were fure to make ufe of. In the mean 
Time the Emperor, now reconCil'd to Vo^Engeniuf, 

made 



358 Tfje History of fhY^ A 

made fome Speed in his Departure for Rome. Lucrttitt 
was fenfible of this, for what dots not Love difcover ? 
Or who can deceive a Lover ? She therefore writes to 
him this Letter. 

LucretiaV Letter to Eurlalus. 

* A^OuId my Soul ever be angry with you, this wou*d 
V^ ' be the Time, that ail fhou'd conceal your De. 
parture ; but my Spirit is fonder of you, than of thefe, 
and no Caufe can provoke it againft you. Alas ! my 
Heart! Why did you not tell me of the Emperor's 
Departure ? He is preparing for his Journey, and I am 
too fenfible, that you will not flay behind : Oh ! What 
do you defign to do with me ? Oh ! Wretch, that I 
am, what (hall I do? Where fliall I find Repofe ? If 
you leave me, I will not live a Day. I beg you by 
thisLetterall wet with my Tears, by your right Hand, 
and your plighted Faith, if 1 have defer v'd any Thing 
at your Hands, or any Thing that I have was ever 
dear or pleafing to ycu, take Compaffion of a niifera- 
ble Lover ! I defire you not to flay here, but ah .' take 
me with you. I will pretend in the Evening to go 
vifit the Chapel of Bethlehem, attended only by one 
old Woman; let but two or three of your Servants be 
there to receive me, there is no great DifRculty of the 
Rape v/here the Party gives her Confent. Do not 
think it unworthy of you, fince the Son q^ Priam 
provided himfelf a Spoufe by a Rape. You will do 
no Injury to my Husband, for he Ihall loofe me en- 
tirely ; for if you deny me. Death fhall deprive him 
of me. But be not you fo cruel, nor leave me behind 
you, who have always preferr'd you to myfelf. 

^0 this Eurialus retunCd this Anfzver, 

THAT I have thus long conceal'd my Depar- 
* ture, my Lucretiay has been becaufe you . 
fhould not give Way to Grief before there was a 
Neceffity. I know your Temper, you are too apt 
to give Way to Sorrow, and to vex ycurfelf on every 
Occaiion., The Emperor is not going from hence. 



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Amours of Count Schiick. 359' 

never to Return to this City any more. It is our 
dired Road into our Country. But if the Emperor 
take fome other Road, you may depend on it, I 
will return if I live. May the Powers above deny 
me a Sight of my own Country, but make me fuch 
an unhappy Wanderer as Vlyffes, if I do not come 
hither again. Recover, therefore, yourfelf, my Soul, 
and take new Courage; do not rack yourfelf with 
fruitlefs Tortures, but rather live with Joy and Sa- 
tisfadion. As for the Rape you propofe,—— there 
can nothing be more defirable, and agreeable to 
me, than to have you always with me, and enjoy 
you at my Will and Liberty; but I ought rather to 
confult your Honour, than my Pleafure. For that 
Trull, which you have repos'd in me, demands of ' 
me faithful Counfel, and juft to your Intereft. You 
know that you are of great Quality yourfelf, and 
marryM into an eminent Family. You have the Re- 
putation of the moll beautifil and mcft chafle Lndy 
in. Vienna', your Fame is not con6n'd to this City 
or Ita^y, for it reaches the Germans ^ HurgarianSy B^- 
hemians, and all the northern Nations. 
* But fliou'd I commit a Rape on your Perfon, I 
■ take no Notice of my Difgrace ; that I cou'd eafily 

* bear for your Sake. But what Ignominy wcu'd it 
' bring necelTarily on ydur Relation- ? What Agonies 
' wou'd you give your Mother ? What wou'd be faid 
' cf you ? What Noife wouM there be about you in 
' this City ? It wou'd be faid, Sce^ that Lucretia, zvho 
' was look'' d on as chajier than the Wife of Brutus, bet' 

* ter than Penelope, follows her Gallant about, forget- 

* ful of her Family^ Parents and Country ; this was 7iot 

* Lucretia, but Hippia, or Meda:a folinoivg Jafon. 

* Alas! I cannot exprefs the Grief I fee), when I 

* refled that fuch a Thing Ihould be faid of thee. 

* Our Amour is yet a Secret, nor is there any one 
' but praifes you ; but a Rape wou'd deftroy all ; nor 

* had you ever fo much Praife as you wou'd then have 

* Scandal and Curfes. But let us fet afide Reputation 

* and Honour -, and what does not contribute to the 

* Enjoyment 



360 The History of" the 

* Enjoymentof our Love let us not value. I am the 

* Emperor's Servant; 'twas he that made me a Man of 

* Power and Riches, nor can I leave him without im- 
^'^< mediate Ruin; and fhou'd I forsake him, I cou'd 
.^■* not have you with Decency^ If I follow the Court, 

J* you wou'd have no Rell; we move our Camp every 
' * Day ; the Emperor never ftay'd fo long in one Place, 

* as he has now in Sienna^ which was the Effedl of the 
« Neceflity of the War. Wou'd it be honourable for 

* either you, or me to carry you about in the Camp 

* as a publick Woman ? I beg you, my dear Lucretia^ 

* to lay afide all thefe wild Thoughts, and confult 

* yourfelf more than your Paffion. Another Lover 

* perhaps wou'd perfuade other Matters ; he wou'd 

* urge you to a Flight, that he might abufe you as 

* long as he cou'd without any Regard to Futurity, as 

* long as he fatisfy'd his prefcnt Defire; but he is 

* no true Lover, that confalts more his own Luft, 

* than his Miftrefs's Reputation and Honour. For 

* my Part, my Lucretin^ I give you fafe Advice. Stay 

* where you are , nor, doubt of my Return. I 

* will take care to get the Adminiftration of the Tufcnn 

* Affairs into my Hands, and then I fliall take care 

* tp enjoy your Charms without Prejudice to your Hap- 

* pinefs. Farewel, live, love, nor think my PafTion 
« lefs than yours, nor believe but that I leave this 

* Place with the u moft Reludlance. Adieu again, 

* my Delight, the Food of my Soul. 

Lucretin was fatisfy'd with this, and promised to do 
what he had defir'd. 

In a few Days after, 'Euriahs went with the Empe- 
ror to Rome', where he had not been long but he fell 
fick of a Fever ; unhappy indeed, to have the addi- 
tional Fire of a Fever, to that of Love. And when 
Love had fufficiently weaken'd him, the Pains of a 
Diftemper coming on, left Life but weak footing, 
which indeed feem'd rather to be held by the Force 
of the Phyfjcians Medicines, than really to abide in 
him. The Emperor was with him every Day, and 
took as much Care of him, as if he had been his Son, 

ordering 

an. ....^« .- 

b'uow 



> _- p. ^. _ . . 

A Nfoir R s of Count S'chlick, j6 1 

ordering all the hiedklnal Art to be try'd for his Re- 
covery ; to whicli nothing fo much contributed, as a 
Letter from Lucretiiu by which he underllood, that, 
flie was alive and well. This a little mitigated his 
Fever, and gave him Force to get en his Legs again, 
fo as to be prefent at the Emperor's Coronation , 
where he was entei'd a Soldier, and receiv'd the gol- 
den Spur. 

After which when the Emperor went to Perujium^ 
he flay'd at Rof?!e for the perfed Eflablifhment of his 
Heahh. Whence he return'd loSien/ia, tho' yet weak 
and very thin. But his Mi fortune was, that he ecu d 
only fee, not fpeak to Lucre. ia. Many Letters paft 
betwixt them, and her Flight was again the Subject of 
their Debate. Eurialus ftay'd there three Days, but 
finding all Approaches ftop'd up, he inform'd her of 
his Departure. The Sweets of their Converfition had 
not fo much Pleafure, as this parting gave them Pain. 
Lucretia was plac'd in her Window, and Eurialus on 
his Horfe in the Streets, each calling their Eyes full 
of Tears on each other. The one wept, the other 
wept, one common Grief rag'd in the Breaft of each, 
feeling their very Hearts tore from their Seats by Vi- 
olence. 

Let him, that is ignorant of the Pangs of Death, 
refleft on the Agonies of the parting Lovers ; tho' the 
later is a Grief of greater Intenfeneis, and a more ex- 
quifite Torture, In Death the Soul grieves to part with, 
its belov'd Body ; but the Body when the Soul is fled, 
fteiiher grieves nor feels Pain. But in the Separation 
o^^lwo united Hearts encreafes, and continues in Pro- 
portion to the Love of the United. A common Pale- 
nefs ufurp'd both their Faces, and drove the Blood, to 
fupply Spirits, to their Hearts j and had it not been, 
that they wept and figh'd, they wouM have been taken 
for dead. Who can write or exprefs the Pangs.of their 
Minds, that has not been infeded a little with their 
Madneis. When Protejilaus fet out foi: the War of Jircy, 
Laodarn'm funk down on the Shore pale and lifelefs 5 
and when flie had heard of her- Husband's Death, ihe 

R ''• wou'd 



362 The Hi^*roRY of the 

ffiou'd not furvive him. DUoy on the Departure of 
JEneaSy kill'd herfelf ; nor wou'd ^ertia outlive the 
Death of Brutus. Our Lueretia, as foon as ever E«- 
rialus was gone out of fight, funk down on the Floor, 
whence by her Servants remov'd to the Bed, (be lay 
till Ihe came again to herfelf. Being now reviv'd, fhe 
threw afide her rich Cloaths and Ornanients fr'om that 
Time forv/ard, and never dreffed, or was ever heard 
to fing or laugh ; nor couM any Pleafantry, Joy or 
Diverfion ever ftir her up to Mirth 

Continuing this Courfe of Melancholy, in a little 
Time he fell ill ; and her Heart being abfent, in the 
Midft of the Tears and Sorrows of her Mother, fhe 
gave up the Ghoft. When EurlaJus was gone out of 
Lucretiah Sight, he paft on his Journey without fpeak- 
ing one Word to any of his Company ; his Mind being- 
wholly taken up with Lueretia alone, and how he-^ 
fhould compafs his Return to this Place, till he came 
to the Emperor at Pdufiutn, whom he afterwards at- 
tended to ¥irrara, Mantua, ^rent^ Cmjiance, BafiU and 
laftly into Hungary and Bohemia. But as he foUow'd 
C^far, fo did Lucrdia follow him wherevet he went, 
awake, and in his fle^p,- no Night free from Cares on 
her Account. And the true Lover hearing of her Death, 
immediately put on Mourning, full of a real not a 
formal Sorrow; nor could he admit of any Confola- 
tioB, till at laft, the Emperor provided him with a 
young. Virgin, of a noble Houfe for a Wife, as Emi- 
nent for Chaftity as Beauty. 

Thus, my dear Friend, M&riams, you- have the 
Event of a Love, neither fiftitious nor happy, which- 
thofe that read, fhiou'd turn to their own Advantage,'. 
by making ufe of the Hazards of others for their own 
Improvement ; and fo third not after the Draught of 
Love, which has always more Aloes than Honey. 
Farewel. 

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