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geon is to be found in the Polish brother-in-law, was by good fortune villages, it was consequently with there. I made myself known to her, difficulty that he reached the place and she undertook to be our guide. where we slept.
The 27th, to Ost, and from thence, Of the four men who attacked us, through a thick wood, to my sister's only one returned alive to Glatz, house, at the door of which I knockwith the coachman. The name of ed at nine o'clock in the evening. the officer was Gersdorft; and he A girl, named Mary, opened it ; had about him a hundred and fifty and, as she had been brought up in ducats, when his body was carried the house, recollected me. She was off.
much frightened at first, on seeing a We sold the watch to a Jew for tall, ill-looking man, dressed like a four ducats, the hat for three florins beggar. My brother-in-law was fick and a half, and the musket for a in bed. I therefore begged her to ducat, Schell being unable to carry acquaint my sister that I wished to it. We spent the greatest part of speak to her. Shortly my sister this money at Parsemichi, the sur- came in haite to join me. Her geon making us pay dear for his astonishment was the greater, as she plaisters.
did not know I had made my escape After travelling five days, at from Glatz. She ran to inform her Goblin we found ourselves without husband of my arrival; and I saw bread, and without money. I there. her no more. A quarter of an hour fore sold my coat to a Jew, who after, the kind Mary came weeping, gave me in return a coarse frock and said that her master ordered us and four florins : as we approached to leave his house instantly, or he my fister's place of residence, I fhould be obliged to have us taken thought it was as much as we stood into custody. in need of. 'But Schell grew weaker Judge of my feelings at that moand weaker every day, his wounds ment! Too proud to ask for money, healed flowly, and cost a great deal. I left the house like a madman, callThe cold was unfavourable to them; ing down a thousand curses on the and, being careless about his perfon, heads of its inhabitants. The goodhis body became a receptacle of natured Mary ran after me, and every kind of Polish vermin. flipped three ducats into
hand. Feb. 23d, we reached Rakonitz, I accepted them, and we returned and from thence Karger-Holland, again to the wood, at a hundred four miles and a half. That we yards distance from the houte, dying might not perish with hunger, we with hunger, fatigued, and afraid, there sold a fhirt, and Schell his because we were in the dominions waistcoat, for eighteen großen. of Brandenburg. We walked all
The evening before I had killed a night in the snow and rain, and at wood-hen, which we ate raw: we dawn of day again reached Littel. found it good, and I afterwards flot Although our poor guide had a rook, and devoured it alone, Schell run great risk, I could only give refusing to taste it.
her two ducats. But I promised The 24th, through Bentzen, to her more at my return; and indeed Littel, four miles. We ftopped I sent for her to Vienna in 1751, there a day, to make enquiry about and took great care of her there. the road that leads to Hammer, in My lifter was not concerned in Brandenburg, where my fister re- the infamous treatment I experilided. The wife of a Prussian soldier, enced; her rich and hard-hearted native of a village belonging to my husband alone was to blame,'
Thus disappointed, I resolved to conducted us to her chamber, put pay a visit to my mother, in Prussia, a map on the table, and placed hernine miles on the other side of Koe- self opposite to me while I lcoked nigsburg.
over it. After having gazed on Five days afterwards, we reached me with much attention, the cried, Ragosen; but had not a farthing to “ Good heaven, who knows what pay for beds, and were turned out my poor son may be doing! I see, of doors by a Jew who kept the Sir, that you are also of a good faalehouse : not knowing what to do, mily. My boy is gone to itek his and dying with hunger, we walked fortune: I have not heard from him all night, and at dawn of day found these eight years; but I believe he we had wandered two miles out of is a cuirassier in the Austrian ferour road.
vice.” I asked her in what regi. We went into a peasant's house, ment. “ In Hokenem ; he is es. where an old woman was drawing actly like you.”_" Is he not about the bread out of the oven. As we my height?"_“Yes, thereabout." had not wherewithal to buy any, I -" Is not his hair fair?”—“ Yes, felt at that moment that it was like your's, Sir.”_"What is his really possible to commit a murder for name?"_. Wilhelm.”—“ My a bit of bread. Tormented by this dear old lady," cried I, “ Wilhelm thought, I hated to leave the house, is not dead; he is still alive, and and we walked to Wongrofze, where was my most intimate friend while I sold my musket for a ducat. Then, I belonged to the regiment !” On indeed, we ate to our hearts con- hearing this the poor woman was tent.
no longer mistress of her emotion; A few days after this, we entered the threw herself into my arms, Thorn, in the midst of a fair: a called me her guardian angel, and robbery having been committed a asked me a thousand questions, few days before by some unknown which I easily answered ; for her persons, our miserable appearance eagerness made her give answers to threw fufpicion on us; and we fuf- herself without her perceiving it. fered insults from the mob, confine. For this once I played the part of ment, and a thousand indignities: but an impostor, contrained by irrefiftiour stories corresponding, though we ble neceffity. were ir teparate places, and nothing I said that I also was a private mischievous being found among our soldier in the regiment of Hokerpapers, we were at length liberated, cm; that I had obtained a fur. after receiving a ducat from the rec- lough to see my mother, and that tor, and a crown each from the bur. I should return in a month, and go matter, as a fort of compensation. would take her letters. I even un
Reflecting, before we left Thorn, dertook to send her son to her, prothat to go to Elbing, we thould be vided the would buy his discharge. obliged to pass through several Pruf- I begged her to take care of my sian villages, I asked a shopkeeper to companion, who could go no furinform me where we could meet ther; and that as soon as I should with any maps. He directed us to arrive at my journey's end, I would an old woman's, who was standing send him money to enable him to at her door. We addressed ourselves join me, or that I would come and to her, and were kindly received, be- fetch him myself, and pay all the cause I added that we were unfor- expences Me might be at on his actunate travellers, who wanted to count. The good woman, not confind out the road to Rullia. She tented with doing me so great a
piece of service, made me dine with had no money, I ate and drank her, gave me a new shirt, stockings, with them; listened to their propoprovisions for three days, and tix sitions, gave them hopes, and fet Lunenburg florins.
off before the dawn of day. In the evening I set off from
At Elbing the next town, I met Thorn, with the consolation of with my old tutor, Brodowsky, who leaving my dear friend Schell in
was now captain and auditor in the good hands. We parted with re- Polish regiment of Golzischen. We gret; and I walked that day, the soon recollected each other, and he 13th, as far as Burglow, at two took me to his quarters. Here ended miles distance. It is easy to con- my long and perilous journey. This ceive my forrow and defpondency, worthy man, after having furnished on finding myself feparated from me with every neceffary, wrote to my best friend. That moment was my mother in fo affecting a manyer, the most distressing I ever passed in that in eight hours time fıe arrived my life; indeed, I was very near
ar at Elbing, and gave me all the asreturning to fetch him, and lead fittance I could defire. hiin on with me; but reason at' The reader will easily figure to length got the better.
himself the pleasure I felt on seeing The next two days I walked thir- lo tender a parent. She put me in teen miles. At Moeva I slept on the way to write to my female friend straw with a number of waggoners: at Berlin, who foon after sent me a when I waked, I perceived I had bill of exchange on Dantzick, of been robbed of my pistols, and the four hundred ducats. My mother, little money that remained in my in addition to this, gave me a thoupocket; and all my fellow lodgers fand crowns, and a diamond cross gone. My score amounted to eigh- worth half that fum. She stayed a teen Polish grofhen, which I was un- fortnight with me, and prevailed on der the neceility of paying, the land- me, ipite of my repugnance, to go lord being insolent. I therefore gave and push my fortune at Vienna. him the only spare shirt I poffeffed, She then bade me farewel, and I and a filk handkerchief given me by never saw her more. She died the old woman at Thorn; and set off in 1754. destitute of even a farthing.
After I had provided all I was To reach Marienburg without in want of, and had made a handfalling into the hands of the Pruf- fome present to my old tutor, I sians, it was necessary to cross the instantly took the road to Thorn. Vistula; but I had not money to How great was my emotion when pay the pafrage. Perceiving two I saw my worthy Schell!--The old men filling in a small boat by the woman had taken the greatest care river side, I advanced towards them, of him; and was all amazement, drew my fabre, and forced them to when the saw me dressed in uniform, row me to the opposite bank; which accompanied by two footmen. I rewhen I reached, I took the oars compensed her generously ; told her from these timid people, leaped out who I was, and promised to send her of the boat, pushed it from shore, shortly a positive account of her and let them drive at the mercy of son. In three days Schell was able the stream. Thus, for want of half to travel, when we set forward to a grosh, I ran a risk of losing my own the capital of Austria. life, or of committing a murder.
At Marienburg were Saxon and This narrative will be continued Prussian recruiting partics, As I in our next,
HISTORY OF THE THEATRE.
the sincereft manner for the patronage you JUNE 1789.
have so liberally bestowed throughou: inis WHERE is nothing remarkably scalon-a commission I should attempt with
new to record in the transac. less diffidence, did I not want words to ex. tions at Drury Lane theatre this press how fenfible weare of your indulgence
and protection. month. On the 4th, Mr. Kean, whose talents for mimicry are de
The Hayinarket theatre does not servedly well known, appeared in stand very conspicuous this month Mrs. Cole in Foote's' Minor, which for its new productions. On the was performed for the benefit of Mr. 4th, a piece of one act only, called Phillimore, and Misses Barnes and
As it SHOULD BE, was performed; Tidswell: and on the 12th this theatre
for which the public are indebted closed for the season, with the Con- to Mr. Oulton's perseverance. It is federacy and the Liar. The house, it not destitute of merit ; and received now seems, is not to be rebuilt this ample justice from the performers, summer; but preparations are making
as well as from the audience. for that purpose against the next.
On the 22d, appeared a new farce The theatre at Covent Garden,
called The Swop; but it met with notwithstanding the lateness of the great disapprobation before the confeason, abounded with new pieces. clufion of the first scene; and it On the ad, Mrs. Mountain, for her
was not finished without confider. benefit, produced a new musical en
able tumult and clamour. Baron tertainment called PERSEVERANCE,
de Forstheim, an old sportsman, has written by a Mr. Oulton, a young
promised his daughter to Count de gentleman lately from Dublin. The
Wurtzendal, a nobleman devoted to mufic, by Giordani, was pleasing. horses : but Eleonore loves Major The 8th, Mr. Wild treated bis Reimberg, who returns her love. friends with a pantomimical selec. The Count borrows four fine horses tion called PolUSCENICON ;
of the Major, which he likes so well, on the 12th, also at a benefit, ap- but the Major will not sell for
that he wilhes to purchase them: peared another piece of the like kind, entitled The Giant De.money. The Count having in the FEATED, or the Reward of VA- interim, discovered the mutual parLOUR. Both these pantomimes were tiality of the lovers, resigns up his showy and splendid, and poffefs that own pretensions to the Major, on kind of merit to which the Public condition of retaining the horses. of late have shewn a striking para ladies enabled the author to entitle
This elegant compliment to the tiality. On the 17th appeared a new piece called Such TAINGS his farce the Swop. HAVE BEEN; and the next evening
Towards the latter end of the the theatre closed for the season, month, Mrs. Rivers made her first with the Death of Captain Cook, appearance at this theatre in Eliza, Inkle and Tarico, and Don Juan: Peace. She formerly appeared af
in the comedy of the Sword of the latter piece was originally got up under the direction of Mr. Covent Garden by the name of Palmer at the Royalty Theatre.
Ranoe, and was a pupil to Mr. Mr. Lewis addreffed the audience Macklin. Her voice is pleafing, in the following manner.
and her manner sprightly; but her I am deputed by the proprietors and action and deportment will bear furperformers of this theatre, io thank you in ther improvement. 1
REVIEW OF HISTORICAL BOOKS.
CONTINUATION OF MRS. Piozzi's me somewhere, but the conversation was OBSERVATIONS.
soon over, not so my fhame ; when I
perceived all the company shrink from ROME.
me very oddly, and stop their noses with See not here the attractive beauty rue, which a fervant brought to their
which caught my eye at Venice assistance on open salvers. I was by but the women at Rome have a most this time more like to faint awa than Juno-like carriage, and fill up one's idea they-from confusion and distress; my of Livia and Agrippina well enough. kind protector informed me of the The men have rounder faces than one caufe; faid I had some grains of inarefees in other towns I think; bright, chale powder in my hair perhaps, and black, and somewhat prominent eyes, led me our of the assembly; to which, with the finest teeth in Europe. A no intreaties could prevail on me ever ftory told me this morning struck my to return, or make further attempts to fancy much; of an herb-woman, who alocate with a delicacy so very fukept a stall here in the market, and sceptible of offence. who, when the people ran out Aocking 1. The Barberini palace, whither I to see the Queen of Naples as she pal- carried a distracting tooth-ach, amused fed, began exclaiming to her neigh- even that torture by the variety of its bours - Ah, poor degraded Rome! wonders. Nothing can equal the naftitime was, my dear, when the great Ze nefs at one's entiance to this magazine nobia passed through these Itreets in of perfection : but the Roman nobleschains; anotherguess figure from this are not disgusted with all sorts of scents little Queeney, in good time!'
it is plain; these are not what we should “ The fountains of Rome thould have call perfumes indeed, but certainly odori: been spoken of long ago; the number of the same nature as thofeone is obliged of them is known to all though, and to wade through before Trajan's pillar of their magnificence words can give can be climbed. no idca. One print of the Trevi is “ That the general appearance of a worth all the words of all the de- city which contains such treasures thould fcribers together. Moses striking the be mean and disgusting, while one lirock, at another fountain, where water terally often walks upon granite, and in torrents tumble forth at the touch tramples red porphyry under one's feet, of the rod, has a glorious effect, from is one of the greatest wonders to me, in the happiness of the thought, and an a town of which the wonders seem in expreflion so suitable to the subject. numerable: that it thould be nasty beWhen I was told the story of Queen yond all telling, all endurance, with Christina admiring the two prodigious such perennial streams of the purelt fountains before St. Peter's church, water liberally disperted, am triumphand begging that they might leave off antly scattered all over it, is another playing, becaule she thought them oc- unfathomable wonder: that so many casional, and in honour of her arrival, poor should be suffered to beg in the not constant and perpetual; who could streets, when not a hand can be got to help recollecting a similar tale told work in the fields, and that those poor about the Prince of Monaco, who was thould be permitted to exhibit lights said to have expreifcd his concern, when of deformity and degradations of our he saw the roads lighted up round Lon- fpecies to me unseen till now, at the don, that our king should put himself most folemn moments, and in churches to so great an expence on his account? where Gilver and gold, and richly-arrayed
“ The Roman ladies cannot endure priests, scarcely Tuffice to call off attenperfumes, and faint away even at an iion from their squallid miseries, I do artificial rose. I went but once among not try to comprehend. That the pathem, when Memmo the Venciian ama laces which taste and expence combine baffador dio me the honour to introduce to decorate should look quietly on, while