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“ Not chaos - like, together crushed and Grange - Park is six miles from bruised,

Winchester. It was anciently the But, like the world, harmoniously confused.”

seat of the Henley family. After The grounds of the demesne on all sides are disposed in accordance

the decease of the last Earl of Northwith the superb taste manifested in

ington in 1786, the whole estate was the building. Retired walks and

sold by his sisters and coheiresses to open lawns are judiciously arranged

H. Drummond, Esq. Shortly afas either is suited to the scene. The

terwards it became the property of formation of a large sheet of water, ||

Alexander Baring, Esq. representawith a rural bridge and castellated ||

tive in Parliament for the borongh building, greatly add to the pictu

of Taunton, and brother to Sir Thoresque effect of this delightful sce

mas Baring, Bart. nery.

JULIA MANDEVILLE. JULIA MANDEVILLE. was one of which took from care much of its Nature's purest beings; she was as corroding bitterness. He was repaid innocent as the dove, and lovely as for all his trouble, all his attention, the fabled Houris of the Eastern pa- for never was parent blessed with a radise; and her mind was as amiable more worthy child than Julia. as her person was beautiful. She My tale commences when this had been brought up in the retire-interesting girl had attained her ment of one of the most sequestered | eighteenth year. At that period she villages in North Wales, to which was rather above the middle height, spot severe misfortunes had driven and her finely moulded form might her father, Colonel Mandeville, when have served a sculptor as a model Julia was a mere infant, too young for the Venus de Medicis. The rich to know any thing of that fascinating bloom of health mantled on her world in which her parents had, up cheeks, and her full blue eye beamed to that period, shone the brightest with sensibility. Her features were ornaments. Mrs. Mandeville did not not strictly regular, and perhaps exlive long in the seclusion to which amined separately, much might be she was dooined: a cold, followed by | found which a connoisseur in beauty a fever, and accompanied by great would condemn; but the combination anxiety from the recollection of cir was irresistible, and when her councumstances she found it impossible ||tenance was irradiated by the smile to forget, terminated her existence of good-humour and benevolence, about a twelvemonth after their ar- | which so frequently passed over it, rival at — ; and Julia was then || all hearts owned her power, all were the only link which bound Mande- || proud to acknowledge her sovereign ville to life. To superintend her edu- | sway. At this period an uncle of cation, to teach her those accom- | the late Mrs. Mandeville's returned plishments which he so abundantly from India with a fortune honourably possessed, and to watch the progress acquired, and with no claimant on of her guileless mind as she ap- his bounty except his niece. He proached maturity, formed the solace sought out this loved relative, and

splendour. Of the town and whereason 137 who, by

with some difficulty discovered the most her constant attendant; and he cottage to which Mandeville had re- uniformly returned home enraptured tired. His grief was great when he with the admiration won by “ his found that Mrs. Mandeville no longer darling," who indeed had only to aplived to share the fortune he had pear to excite the most intense inamassed; but he saw all the mother terest. in her child, and declaring his in- About a month after her arrival tention of making Julia his heir, he in London, she was introduced at insisted upon Mandeville taking her the house of Lady Villars to a young to town, where he had a splendid gentleman of the name of Plainville, mansion fitting up for their reception. a West Indian, who had recently ar

We shall now behold this lovely rived in England with his father, girl an inmate of our gay metropolis. and who, by his easy and gentlemanShe arrived at a time when the season ly behaviour, and many good qualiwas most brilliant, and when the ties, had become a universal favourwest end of the town was in all itsite in that circle to which his birth splendour. Her uncle, General Mor- and fortune gave him a ready admisdaunt, had engaged the widow of an sion. Plainville and Julia were muofficer whom he had known in the tually struck with each other. They East to chaperon his protégée in the danced together for the greater part brilliant circles to which she was in of the evening; and when Miss Mantroduced; and under the protection deville returned home, she could of Mrs. Harvey, the fair Julia was think of nothing but the grace and initiated into those scenes of which accomplishments of the handsome she had frequently read, and which stranger. The name of Plainville, her father had described to her as however, struck like a dagger on the the abodes of vice and dissipation, heart of Mandeville; and he told deceit and misery. This was a pic- the astonished girl, that if she valued ture drawn by one whose ingenuous his love, if she regarded his happiheart had been deeply stung by the ness, she must see this young man villany of a pretended friend; and no more! " If I value your love! if though Julia was not absolutely en-| I regard your happiness!" she ex. chanted with the beau monde, she claimed; “O my father, have I ever yet thought her dear father had given given you reason to think that I distoo dark a colouring to the follies or regard either? Why then distress the frailties of the persons who com- | me with the supposition? You know posed it. He seldom joined their | you have only to express your wishes, parties, for since he had lost the and it is my pleasure, my pride, to loved one who formerly shared his obey: but will you not inform me pleasure, and heightened every joy why I must avoid Mr. Plainville?" — by her participation, he sought soli- “ One day, Julia, but not now. The tude rather than society, and loved story is accompanied with too many the retirement of his own chamber agonizing recollections: you shall, better than the glare of drawing- however, ere long know all.”—“ At rooms, the bustle of dinner-parties your own pleasure, my father; and and routs, or the fascination of the in the mean time I will, if possible, dance. Her uncle, however, was al- avoid seeing Mr. Plainville; at all

ghtened evered hisober it is my ples

events I will not encourage his ac- standing the pain it gave her, she quaintance."-" Thanks, my dear honourably kept her word, and dischild; but it is no more than I ex- | couraged, as much as politeness would pected from you: leave me now, I allow, the attentions of Mr. Plainshall be much better alone.” Julia ville. Meanwhile she anxiously longpressed her beauteous lips to hered for the promised communication parent's cheek, and retired to muse from her father; who, however, never upon his words, and to conjecture renewed the conversation, but, seemthe cause which had prompted him ingly having the fullest reliance on to prohibit an acquaintance with the the promise of his child, studiously only man for whom she felt the slight- avoided the subject. est interest.

Time flew on airy pinions, and the Julia found that the promise she “winter in London" was nearly drawhad given to her father was much || ing to its close. Julia was glad that easier made than kept, for Plainville the period was approaching when she haunted her like her shadow. He should once more see her dear little was a great favourite with Mrs. Har- cottage in Wales, whither her father vey, and was frequently of that lady's had invited General Mordaunt, Mrs. parties, and through her was intro- Harvey, and a select party of friends, duced to all those families which she to accompany them, to explore the and her protégée were in the habit beauties of the neighbourhood, which of visiting. He was also high in the abounded in picturesque and roman. good graces of General Mordaunt, | tic views. Mr. Mandeville too again who, not knowing the promise which sighed for his tranquil retreat; and his niece had given her father, and even General Mordaunt and Mrs. not being aware of the slightest cause || Harvey expressed a wish to get away of quarrel between the latter and from the dissipation of London. CirPlainville, who, he supposed, must || cumstances connected with General have been entirely unacquainted, as Mordaunt's military business detainthe young man had evidently noted them in town longer than they innumbered more years than had tended, and their departure was not elapsed since Mandeville's retirement fixed to take place till the first week from the world, often chid Julia for in July. In the previous week an the coldness and constraint with excursion to Woolwich was planned; which she received the attentions of and on a beautiful day in June, the one for whom half the belles in the general, Mrs. Harvey, Julia, and a metropolis were pulling caps, and few friends who yet remained in Lonwho evidently admired her far above don, embarked on board a pleasureall the females whom he was in the yacht to proceed to that place. Mr. habit of meeting, young and beauti- Mandeville was to have been of the ful as many of them were. Julia's party, but when the morning arrived own heart too rebelled against the he begged to be excused. dictates of her sire; for she found The descriptive is not my forte; I an interest created there in favour shall therefore say nothing of Woolof this forbidden one, which daily wich, except that a most happy day grew stronger, in spite of all her ef- || was spent in examining the lions in forts to subdue it. But notwith the town and its vicinity. It was rather late when the party set out on saviour of his daughter. The getheir return; but the moon shed her neral readily consented; and dry silver rays over the waters, and gave clothes having been procured from a brilliant path of light, through the captain of the vessel and his which the “ merry bark” careered wife (who happened to be on board), gaily to her destined port. Mirth in which the party equipped themand harmony reigned amongst the selves, looking more like masquelittle crew, and Julia was sweetly raders than any thing else, they were warbling Bishop's delightful ballad landed in the ship's boat, and immeof " Home!" when, having approach- | diately took coaches for Portmaned a crowded part of the river, a square. Mr. Mandeville had been heavy-laden vessel suddenly swung long anxiously looking for them, and from herstays, struck the yacht, which was pacing the parlour in evident swamped, and in an instant all on agitation when they entered. The board were immersed in the water. strange gentleman led in Julia in one Several sailors, with characteristic | hand and Plainville in the other. promptitude and humanity, immedi 1“ Mandeville!" he exclaimed, " I ately jumped overboard to save the dared not approach you till I should sinking individuals, and a boat was | be able to offer something to plead almost instantly lowered from the for pardon and forgiveness: my son ship. A gentleman also leaped from has this day saved the life of your a yacht which had followed at a short daughter! Let us then drown the redistance the one in which General membrance of all past unkindness, Mordaunt and his party were em- and in the loves of our children witbarked, and he was observed to make ness the renewal of our ancient friendfor the spot where Julia was seen to l ship.” He knelt as he spoke. Mansink. He dived, and brought the deville regarded him with a scruti. lovely girl from the bottom, and both || nizing look, then extending his hand, were taken on board the boat, and he said, “Rise, Henry! Come to my conveyed to the vessel which had | arms, my child, and tell me what caused the unlucky accident. For- | means all this?" looking at her dress tunately there was a surgeon on and the strange habiliments of the board, and all were soon recovered | rest of the party. The tale was soon to a sense of their deliverance. Mu- told: Mandeville shuddered when he tual inquiries followed; and when it heard from what a fate his Julia had was found that every individual of been rescued; and taking Plainville's the party was safe in the cabin of the hand, said, “ Forgive the prejudice Albion, congratulations and thanks which I have hitherto entertained to their brave deliverers were heard against you, and for your sake I will on all sides. It was Plainville who once more call your father friend.had rescued Julia; and an elderly Henry," he said, approaching and gentleman who came on board the taking the hand of the stranger, "I vessel from the yacht in which the cannot bear a longer interview toformer had been sailing, earnestly night; return to-morrow, and may begged General Mordaunt to allow the sainted spirit of her whom we him to return with them, and intro- both loved smile on our reconciliaduce Plainville to Mandeville as the tion!" The stranger wrung the hand

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