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Account of a Novel, intitled; AMELIA. By the means of Mrs. Ellison, the land.
VOL. III. lady of the house where they lodged, they Mrs. Bennet gave Amelia an account of were acquainted with one Mrs. Bennet, her melancholy hiflory, from which it apthe widow of a young clergyman, and peared, that Mrs. Ellison was not a relaalso with a noble lord, who visited Mrs. tion of my lord's, but a bawd employed Ellison as a relation, and who pretended by him to tempt and betray the innocent ; to be vastly fond of Mr. Booth, protest. that she had been betrayed by her, which ing, that he would do him all the service in A me feared had been the death of her hura his power, which Booth was the better band, cho' the physicians imputed it to pleased with, as he had found himself in another cause, and that she was convinced, fome measure deserted by his friend col. there was some such plot laid against her, James ; which brought on a quarrel and a which was the cause of that note. After duel between him and col. Bath, whom this me coníefted her being married to Mr. he ran thro' the body, but the wound Atkinson, which she had scarce done, proved not to be mortal ; and this occa- when he came in, and told Amelia of her fioned a new reconciliation with col. husband's being arrested at the suit of Dr. James
, and a detection that the laft breach B Harrison. Mr. Booth had some time bea had been occasioned by the revengeful fug. fore received a very angry letter from the gestions of Mifs Mathews against Booth, Doctor, then at Paris, which thewed, that
From the noble lord we have mentioned, fome malicious tales had been wrote to the Booth received many promises, his children Doctor concerning him, but he thought many presents, and Mrs. Ellison many vi. that as soon as he saw him, he could easily fits, at all which she took care to have convince him of their falthood, for which Amelia present, and sometimes Mrs. Ben- he had no opportunity, as he had not net, who had now privately married ser- C heard of the Doctor's being returned to jeant Alkiníon, happened to be there. At England ; and he was trapanned into this Ialt his lordship sent Mrs. Ellison two arrest, while his Amelia was at Mrs. Bentickets for the malquerade at Ranclagh, net's, by a fellow in the dress of a footand the invited Amelia to go along with man, who came running, and told him, her, which Mr. Booth at first violently that she was taken violently ill, and carried opposed, having heard something of my in to Mrs. Chenevix's toy. Thop, on which, lord's character from col. James ; but as without reflecting, he ran to see her, and Mrs. Ellison had said, that the present was as soon as he got out of the verge, was defigned chiefly on his lady's account, surrounded by the bailiffs, who carried they were both afraid, left her refusal him to their spunging house in Gray's Inn might affront his lordship, and prevent his Lane, where he was presently attended by doing any thing for him ;
he at lait con- ferjeant Atkinson, who had been told of fented, and her going was resolved on, in his being arrested by a soldier that faw it, the presence of Mrs. Bennet, who hap. and heard the directions given to the poned by chance to be there at the time. coachman. As Mr. Booth had not yet But next morning early the maid brought been informed what sort of woman Mrs. him a sealed note
she had received from a E Ellison was, he sent for her to join with chairman, in which were written these the ferjeant in bailing him ; but by th.& knes :
time he was charged with above 4001, Beware, beware, beware!
whick was more than they could lwear for I apprebend a dreadful snare
themselves worth ; and upon Mrs. Ellison's Is laid for virtuous innocence,
return, the whispered to Amelia, that if Under a friend's falje pretence.
The would keep her promise, and go with
her to Ranelagh that evening, she would This alarmed them both: They at firft fmeet with one who had both the power fupposed, that rumebody had laid a plot and the will to serve her upon that occa. to betray him to the bailiffs, who, as he fion, notwithstanding the large sum her had been informed by Mr. Arkinion, were husband was charged with. This con. upon the watch for him, having been em. firmed all that Mrs. Bennet, now Mrs. ployed by the attorney Murphy ; but this Atkinson, had said and upon this they couid no way relate to virtuous innocence, both came to an open breach with Mrs. which made Amelia peruse the note a re- Ellison, who now found herself detected." cond time, and then she recollected that it In the afternoon Amelia was visited by was Mrs. Bennet's hand writing, which G col. James, who protested, that he would the knew by having seen a letter of hers do all in his power for her husband's re. to Mrs. Ellifon, wrote at the time of her lief, obliged ber to accept of a gol. Bank huiband's death ; upon which the went bill, said a great many civil things to her, immediately to Mrs. Bennet's lodging to and at her defire went that very evening have the pote expiainto,
to see her husband, and promised to return
1751. 4. DESCRIPTION of CLAREMONT.
535 next morning to be his bail ; after which no expence to render it as agreeable as possia the colonel. paid another visit to Amelia, ble; tho', as different persons have had the and fat with Mrs. Atkinson, and her, till concrivance of his gardens and buildings, it had struck onc. After he was gone, there is no uniform tafte to be found in Mrs. Atkinson observed to Amelia, that either. But it must be observed, that before, the colonel was certainly in love with some the year 1747, great improvements were body, and that he suspected it was with made ; a great addition of land taken in ; her. In the morning the colonel was at. A and the old parts of the park and gardens, tended by the faithful ferjeanc Atkinson, were so much altered as to have quite a new who told him, that he had procured an appearance. The entrance into the park unexceptionable houso-keeper to join with was brought nearer the great road, and two þim in a bail-bond for the discharge of lodges built on the fides of the gates ; and Mr. Booth ; but instead of an answer, the many buildings have been crected in the colonel began to extol the beauty of Ame- park and gardens ; among the rest, a lia, co bewail her misfortune in being mare lofty summer. house, which affords a most ried to such an imprudent man, and at last delightful and extensive profpe&. faid, he could not go that day to Mr. B Booth, but defired the serjeant to return to
A Description of tbe County of DURHAM. hina at reven. The reason of this sudden Wirb a new Map of the same. change was, his having formed a scheme HIS county is commonly called the to keep Booth in prison till he could get him, a commission fome where abroad, county palatine, subject still in great mea. and then to employ the serjeant, as his sure, tho' much more anciently, to the pimp, for debauching Amelia. And pre- bishop, who has a temporal as well as ecfently after the serjeant was gone, he sent c clefiaftical jurisdi&tion. It had a parliahis own wife to see Amelia, and to invite ment of its own before the time of her,' in che molt presling manner, to come Henry VII. who stripped the bishop of the with her children to live with her during effential parts of his palatine, or, indeed, her husband's confinement, which she had royal power, tho' he has fill fome sort of like to have consented co, buc being put civil jurisd. Aion ; but the county was not upon her guard by Mrs. Atkinson, the af, allowed to send members to the parliament terwards peremptorily refused.
of England till 1675. The diocese includes (To be concluded in our APPENDIX.] the county of Northumberland and b.tho.
prick of Durham, containing in all 185 On Account of tbe View of CLAREMONT,
parishes. This county or bishoprick is of whicb. we bave bere exbibired, we fall a triangular form, being from cast to west give our Readers a brief Description of
about 35 miles long, and about 30 where bat noble Seat.
broadest from north to fouth, and 107 in C С LAREMONT, or Clare. Mount, is circumference. It is bounded on the north
ficuate near Emer, on the left hand by the river Tine, which parts it from of the great road to Guillord in Surrey, Northumberland ; on the east by the Norik and about 4 miles west of Epsom. It was E Sea, or German ocean ; on the south by originally a small house, built under a hill the river Tees, which separales it from covered with wood, by the late Sir John Yorkshire ; and on the west by part of Vanbrugh, whose peculiar taste in archi. Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westtecture is well known. His grace the moreland. It contains about 610,000 duke of Newcastle purchased it, and ac. a acres, is divided into 4 wakes, has 16 great expence beautify'd the gardens, &c. rivers, 20 bridges, 21 parks, and 4 castles; and added to the house a large extent of and in it are one city, wich gives name buildings, in the same style with the ori. to the county, 8 market-rowns, and so ginal Cructure; among which is one very
parishes. It rends 4 members to parliaSpacious room, where his grace entertains ment, viz. two for the county and two for foreign ambassadors, and where all the the city : Thole for the former, in the pie sumpruous dinners, which the duke makes sent parliament, are George Bowes and the in the country, are served up. There are Hon. Henry Vane, Esqrs, and for iht latter, indeed some circumstances which much Henry Lambton and John Tempest, Esqrs. abate the conveniences of this stately house : The air of this county is generally good, but It ftands so near the hill, that the moisture Aharp on the hills, and colder in the westera illuing from thence occasions it to be very than eastern parts. The west fide has ircn damp; and the winds being reverberated mines, the other parts are fruitul in corn back from the woods on the house, cause and pasurage, are weli inhabired, and most of the chimneys to smoke; all which about Sunderland produce excellent ccals. makes it a bad habitation in winter : But Here are also some minca of lead, and as it is the place to which his grace usually quarries of marble ; but their main trade getires from publick business, he has spared is in coals, ' The'rivers and ca plentifully
A Description of the County of DURHAM. fupply the inhabitants with salmon and 3. Bernard's, or Barnard's. calle, 14 other sth. South Sheals, or Shields, is miles W. of Darlington, a small town, noted for a trade in coals and salt. In de with a market on Wednesdays. · Its chief fcribing the places of note, we Mall begin trade is in stockings and bridles, and it with the city, viz.
gives title of lord to the family of Vane. Durham, in a peninsula formed by the 4. Aukland, or Bishop's-Aukland, 12 river Were, over which it has a large miles N. E. of Bernard's.caftle, is wellftone bridges, .co computed, and 261 A built, and pleasantly ficuate on the side of measured miles N. by W. from London. a hill, between the rivers Were and It stands pleasantly and commodicully on Gaunless. It has a good market on Thurso a gentle ascent, is of great antiquity, neatly day, and is principally noted for the and compa&rly built, surrounded with a bishop's stately palace, its curious chapel, wall, and defended by a large and strong and fine bridge. calle. It is much frequented by the neigh- 5. Hartlepoole, 22 miles E. of Bishop'sbouring gentiy because of its pleasant fitua- Aukland, an ancient corporation, governed tion and plenty of necessaries. It is go. by a mayor, his brethren, and subordinate verned by a mayor, aldermen, &c. le is B officers. It is encompaffed by the sea on pretty large, and has 6 churches befides
all fides, except on the west, and is prin. the cathedral, a stately Gothick Oruclure, cipally noted for its safe harbour, where 'not much unlike Westminster Abbey, and the Newcastle coal fleets put in when the noted for its rich ornaments, plate, &c. weather is bad. Its market is on Mondays. The fee was first at Lindisfarn, or Holy 6. Sunderland, 12 miles N. E. of Dure Ifand, in Northumberland, and the firit ham, another borough and sca-port town, A: Mops were Scots, who converted the
populous and well-built, has a good hara Northumbrians, or North Saxons, about C bour and coal trade, and a market on Fri634. It was removed to Durham about
day. It has given title of earl to the family 995, and the cathedral soon became onruch
of Spericer since the reign of K. Charles I. frequented, because of the reliques of St. and now to his grace the duke of Marlbo. Cuthbert, one of the bishops of Lindisfarn, rough, son of the last earl by the second whom these people reckoned their tutelary daughter of that vi&orious hero John duke saint against the Scots. To him this ab. of Marlborough. bey or cathedral is dedicated, adorned with 7. Stanhope, 11 miles N. W. of Bi(hop's: a high tower in the middle, and two Spires Aukland, a small town, situate among at the wett end. In one of the chapels is D
parks, with a market on Tuesdays. It the tomb of venerable Bede. The pre- gives name and title of earl to a noble and bendaries have convenient houses in the ancient family; and it is remarkable chat adjoining college.yard, and the bishop has the Scots had well nigh surprized Ed. his palace in the castle. The city has a ward III, in one of the parks, lard Douglas very great market weekly on Saturday. having advanced so far into his camp, as
The other market-towns are, 1. Stock- to cut the cords of his tent. ton, 18 miles S. E. from Durham, which 8. Stainthorp, near the Tees, 6 miles from a poor town is of late grown very E E, of Bernard's-castle, a small town, with confiderable, and a place of great bufinels a market on Saturday. Besides there, and resort, full of well. built houses, 80- Wolfingham, Marwood, and Sedgfield, verned by a mayor, &c. having a large are marked in the Maps for market-towns. market on Saturdays, and driving a great At Salt-water Haugh, about a mile and trade in lead and butter, of which great an half from Durham, in the middle of quantities are sent to London, and foreign the Were, is a falt spring, which in sum. parts. The bishop of Durham is lord of
mer bubbles up 40 yards in length, and 10 the mancr, and it is famous for good ale.
in breadth ; but in winter is loft among 2. Darlington, 12 miles S. W. of Stock. the freshes. The falteft water iflues from ton, is a large poft town, confisting of a rock, upon the surface of which perfect several streets, having a fpacious market- falt is often found, when the weather is place, and a beautiful church with a high hot. The water that flows from it, is as Spire. The market is very confiderable on salt as brine ; and tho it bears no proporMondays, and it has a good manufaêlure tion to the fresh water, makes the stream in linen. At Oxenhall, near this place, brackish for 100 yards below, and dyes are three pits, called Hell. Kettles, full of the stones red. This brine, when boiled, water : The common people tell many fa. G yields a great quantity of bay-falt, not so bulous fories concerning them, and say palatable, but as good for any uses as comthey are bottomless. The deepest of them mon falt.
Near this place a medicinal is 15 farhom, and lying near the 'Tees, spring bas been discovered, which is pretty they are thought to have a communication. much frequented, and reckoned good for with it: Some think they were occalioned several difcases. by an earthquake,