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family, thus re-united, bestowed their whole at. tention on their delivercr. A dangerous wound he had received, gave them an opportunity to express their zeal. They employed a notable surgeon; they attended him by turn, day and night; and when he could bear to be amused, they entertained him with concerts of music.

Upon the day fixed for his departure, the mo. ther said to him, “ To your goodness, my Lord, we owe our lives, and to you, all we have, belongs by right of war; but we hope, from your signal benevolence, that this flight tribute will content you,” placing upon the table an iron coffer full of money.

" What is the fum?” said the Chevalier. My Lord,” answered the, trembling, no more than two thousand five hundred ducats, all that we have; but if more be necessary, we will try our friends."

Madam,” said he, “ I shall never forget your kindness, more precious in my eyes than one hundred thousand ducats. Take back your money, and depend always on me.” “My good Lord, you kill me, to refuse this small sum; take it only as a muk of your friendship to my family." Well,” said he, - since it will oblige you, I take the money; but give me the satisfaction of bidding adieu to your amiable daughters." They came to him with looks of regard and affec

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Ladies,” said he, “ the impression you have made on my heart will never wear out.What return to make I know not, for men of my profession are seldom opulent; but here are two thousand five hundred ducats, of which the.generosity of your mother has given me the disposal: accept them as a marriage present; and may your happiness in marriage equal your merit.”

“ Flower of chivalry,” cried the mother, “ May the God who suffered death for us, reward you here and hereafter.”

AN ANECDOTE.

OF

SIR ROBERT WALPOLE.

THE

HE following 'is as striking an instance of

profound policy, as perhaps stands upon record in the annals of any nation.

Sir Robert Walpole having some point to carry in which the Bishops were interested, expected powerful opposition from that quarter. The Archbishop of Canterbury was indebted to him entirely for his exaltation; and as he had often made

the

the warmest protestations of gratitude, Sir Robert now resolved to put him to the test. Accordingly he sent for him a few days before he intended bringing his bill into the House, and told him he had a favour to request. The Prelate replied, “ He need only ask to obtain any thing in his power to grant." Sir Robert then desired that he would closely confine himself to his palace on such a day, and give him leave to assign what reason he thought proper for such proceeding.

The Archbishop promised to observe his patron's injunction faithfully: and this profound politician, on the day of his confinement, caused a report to be spread that his Grace of Canterbury was suddenly taken ill, and even lay at the point of death. He then introduced his bill; and as every one of the lawn lieeve gentry, from their expectation of preferment, wished to please him, the bill passed without difficulty.

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