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HAKPEUS-FEHRY, VIRGINIA, Z^OVEMBER 20, 313257. VOX.. 4 NO. 22 ri IlLISHEB KVF.RV SATCU1IAV KVF.NIXG, HY JOHN S l. UXAHKlf. TERMS.—Ono dollur ami fifty cents per annum, payable at the expiration of the first quarter, or one dollar and twenty-five cents, to be paid at the time of subscribing. 1’avnicnt in advance, from distant subscribers who are not known to the pub lisher, will invariably be expected. Should pay ment be deferred to the end of the y ear, jJ will he required. Postage on all letters MUST be paid. THS DEPOSITORY THE WIDOW BEWITCHED. Translated from the French. -I’ll take course against you; You cjine into my lioti.se without my leave; Votir practices are cunning and deceitful ; t know you net—and 1 hope law will right me. Olii I'lu . In Paris there lived a widow, who, although -lie was not young, had every inclination to hi: thought so, and possessed beauty enough to se cond her pretensions. She had a daughter, about the age of iilteen, whom she thought it prudent to keep in retirement, because she fear ed. and not without reason, that the girl's bud ding beauty might deprive her of some of the conquests which she meditated. As it always j happens in such cases, her precautions turned cut to he useless. E .- ry sun that rose dimi- j nislied her charms in the same proportion as \ those ol her daughter increased ; and although ! Madame de Mesnil might have overlooked, or ' pardoned this, yet. when she found ipts she did | afterwards) that her daughter s modesty and elegance of manners were so perfect ami irre sistible, that they had captivated the affections 1 of the old lady’s most favored lover—and this, too. in spite of all liir rouge and patches that she had employed to n tain him—her anger knew no hounds. The chevalier, knowing with whom he had to deal, conducted his proceed ings for sonic time with so much lines.se, and so ! completely concealed his pa.,Mon lor the daugh tor. that the ooquetish mother still continued to believe herself the sole object of his affection ate attentions The > oung girl, however, knew better, and was not slow in perceiving that her charms had made an impression on the heart of her mother's admirer She was, naturally enough, flattered by his attentions: and with that vanity, (if it deserves so liar-!' a name,) whirl) belongs to her sr\, whenever si.e expert ed the chevalier s visit she took more pains with her toilet than before: her hair was better ar ranged, and her dress put on with a taste that greatly increased her natural attraction Her charms soon became talked of,and she grew the object of universal attention, to her mother s ; great disquiet j The chevalier who has been mentioned was called Pastourd, and, seeing the attraction of his mistress, he naturally enough feared that ! some rival might present himself; to obviate which, he made a declaration of his passion to the person by whom it had been inspired, Ni chon (for so the young lady was called) fell so much confused and pleased with this her first conquest, that stic did not observe her mother, who entered the room at the time. The an^'T of the matron was beyond control. In the greatest rage. she asked Pastourif it’ he \ i-sit1 her house to insult her daughter, l’astourd n as a little confused, but. like a man who knew tin world. he sought to divert the old lady s rage. ‘ No madam,' he replied, • my intentions are honorable, and your suspicions do me great in justice. 1 must, however, confess that I jlid wrong m apply ing to any otTn-r than yourself on this subject; and fur this mistake 1 very hum Idy and sincerely beg your pardon.’ The lady's vanity and her affection together forbade her doubling that her lover still wore her chains : she put on a most amiable smile, and Idrgave and forgot the cause that had ex cited her suspicions. Pastourd. who was so completely engrossed bv his passion that he thought of nothing else, seeing that the old lady had recovered her good temper so soon .thought he might bring her o \ in to his side, and said,— • Madam, if I were now to declare the true sentiments of my heart, might I flatter tnysclf that you would listen to them with a favourable ear ' Speak,' saiil she, with a majestic, but at the same time, condescending air. • 1 love, madam,’ continued he, ‘ w ith such in tensity, that it is impossible lor me any longer to conceal rny flame.’ ‘ Do you imagine,’ said she, - that I have not perceived it ? ‘ You astonish me, madam,’ answered the chevalier; • 1 thought that my admiration was a profound secret until to day—because, the better to conceal it, I had feigned a passion fur another person.’ ‘ Say no more, about it.' replied Madam dc Me.nil; ‘ you ought to have told me of it at liist, when 1 should have approved of it, as 1 do now ’ ‘ Mud.'!!’!,' ciit’ll the chevalier, passionately throwing himself on his knees, * I will mb rise til! you h:»e promised me that hand on which my happiness depends.’ ■ His--.’ said she. in a most condescending manner—--at the same time extending to him her hand io kiss. • Ah. madam!’ exclaimed the chevalier, spring ing from 1-is knees in a ti anspert, ‘ how much do i ov. ■ you! Allow me to as!; how long I must wait before my happiness shall be completed'.'’ ‘ V\ in ii you a ill. chevalier,’ said the, lady, af fecting a languish.nr air. The eheva'm-r mutt- . img his indiscreet thanks, retired. one ol the h. ppit-st oi nr n, and told his young ini-tress as lie quitted hr;-, that her mo ther had ju.-t consent,-*! to their marriage. Delighted to hear tins, Xiclv n ran to her mo ther : and kissing her, thanked her vc-iv ear neatly lor the excellent choice lie had made ; adding, that si r had ahvaj - thought the cheva lier the most elegant and agreeable man in the world. ‘ I am very happy,’ answered her mother, ‘that you hate no dislike lo this mariiage, and that you approve of my choice. M. hastourd is a worthy man ; he will do his duty by you, and you will tic perfectly contented with him.’ Niehon, who put wholly a different construc tion on these words to that which her mother intended, blushed, ;md was ha-tening nut of the rootn. when her in ithcr called her hack to ad, who had told her this. ' The chevalier Pastuurd hitnself,' answered Nirhon: ‘ ho was too happy at the idea of mar lying me to conceal it long.’ ■ Marry you !’ screamed her mother • Do \ on believe, you simpleton, that lie asked f r vour hand in marriage ? I'pftn my honor, that is n pretty notion for a child of you r are. (hi nurse your dull, and prepare to receive 's your father in law the huahand you promised yourself’ Mellon was overwhelnted at these words and thought it best to retire. The next time I’as toni d called, lie r, as astonished to fiad Ills mis tress in very Ion spoils, and he fell into the same, humor from mere sympathy. The widow perceiving it. asked him what was the matter. 1 1 am alarmed, madam,’ answered lie, * to perceive the melancholy ofTour daughter, and fear she does not approve of our union.’ ‘ It matters little whether she he pleased or displeased,’ said the mother, ‘ am 1 not the mis tress?' • 1 hat is true,' replied the chevalier: ‘ hut I would not think of possessing myself of her hand against her consent ’ ‘ What! /i'r hand !’ cxcl timed the mother:— ‘ tv as it her hand you asked me to give you ?’ ‘ \ es madam,’ said the elm aher ; ' and I sweat that 1 never will have any other.’ ‘ Then you are likely to remain I mg unmar ried.’said the lady, with a contemptuous sneer. ‘ I do not iuti'm! that my daughter shall marry for sotoe years to come, and I lieg that lienee lortli von wnl dt-euntinae your \ im! A thundribolt roulil not have more astonish oil pour Pasiimrtl. w ho made the host of his way homo, uvi'i'uIii-Imcit with grief, ami took to his hoil, refusing to see any one. The valet to whom this oriJer was given was a fellow of great reailiness, most indomitable impmh'nce, ami ve ry much attached to liis master; oho, in rouse (|'ienre ofC'omhiac’s good ipialities ami former services, had permitted him I . use great farm liarity. Seeing his master so mm h dejeeteil, he anxiously inquired the cause. The chevalier told him all that had passed. “• Is that all ’.’’’ said Combine, with the great est calmness. ‘ Don’t (listurl) yourself. I pray \ on shall he happy in less than a month l "p on the faith of a valet, who has a reputation to lose, 1 shall obtain Niehon’s hand, arid that u ith her mother’s consent. The old lady has never seen me. but I know lier character. I will ob tain admission into her bouse in the character | of a nobleman : nothing is more easy than to imitate the manners of a line gentleman ; well enough at least, to impose on an old coquette , and you shall see how well 1 bring matters about”. I.itde persuasion was necessary to induce the I chevalier to accede to this proposition. Com bine dressed himsi If conformably to his new character, hired two footmen of his own paiti cular acnuaintai.ee, dressed them in magnificent liveries, and took a house in the - ime street with the widow, who was in (he habit of p.i-Mug a great par! of the day' at her window-,, dressed like a .May day queen. Combine, whose first object was to get a footing in her house, com inclined his attack by constantly looking at her in the most languishing and amorous manner .