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the greatest probability of speedy preferment. Shortly after, he quit the military habit, and assumed that
of the remainder to-morrow : damn it, what signifies mincing the matter,--I must squeeze the chest at Chatham.
SONG. Tune, -How oft, Louisa, &c.
(The fondness of thy heart to prove,)
Nor would'it thou seek another love.
And by those lips that sweetly swore,
And by those eyes that shine so bright,
For Clara is my soul's delight.
And on that lovely breast repose,
Fragrance that far excels the role.
Thus let us spend the livelong day,
And thus the tedious nights beguile;
So Clara sing, and Clara smile !
Clara. Why, aye, this is something like breeding; a complimentary song, and a hundred guineas: but I must have the rest
Twitcher. Positively.-But give me one song, my charmer.
Clara. I believe I have a little piece you have not yet heard, and you are such a bewithing devil there is no refusing you any thing.
Song, Tune.--Adieu thou dreary pile.
of the canonical; it may, however, be observed, that no resolutions of celibacy; no sentiments of mortification, accompanied or dictated the transition; the violent passions of the lover, and those objects which constitute the pursuit of a man of the world, still retained their ascendency.
Mr. Hackinan still continued to solicit Miss Ray to agree to their marriage ; she, at length, wearied out by these importunities, is said to have withdrawn herself wholly from him. This refolurion Miss Ray had adhered to, for upwards of five years, during which time Mr. Hackman, with all the ardour and solicitous importunity of the most passionate lover, was conftant in his applications to Mifs Ray, both in person and by letter: this is said to have produced a meeting very lately between them;
the consequence of which was a quarrel, and her forbidding him ever to apply to, or think of her inore ; the then took a final leave of him.
At home, your virtuous fools may moaping stay;
And so, your servant, my lord; I'm engag'd to-night with a private party.
[Exit Clara, Twitcher, solus. Enchanting devil!- This girl would be the utter ruin of me, at seventy years of age, if my fortune was not already dißipated, and my character loft beyond recovery:--But I must now to bufiness; and try how to raile a sum, by advancing some worthless scoundrel over the head of a hundred men of merit.
END OF THE MEMOIRS.
TEN thousand thanks for your billet by my corporal Trim yesterday.. The fellow seemed happy to have been the bearer of it, because he saw it made me happy. He will be as good a soldier to Cupid as to Mars, I dare fay. And Mars and Cupid are not now to begin their acquaintance, you know.
Whichever he serves, you may command him of course, without a compliment; for Venus, I need not tell you, is the mother of Cupid, and mistress of Mars.
At present the drum is beating up under my window for volunteers to Bacchus-In plain English, the drum tells me dinner is ready; for a drum gives us bloody-minded heroes an appetite for eating, as well as for fighting; nay we get up by the beat of it, and it every night sends, or ought to send us, to bed and to sleep., To-night it will be late before I get to one or the other, I fancy-indeed, the thoughts of you would prevent the latter. But, the next disgrace to refusing a challenge, is refusing a toast. The merit of a jolly fellow and of a spunge is much about the same. For my part, no
any liquor tastes as it should to me, but when I kiss my M. on the rim.
Adieu-Whatever hard service I may have after dinner, no quantity of wine shall make me yet drop or forget my appointment with you to-morrow. We certainly
were not seen yesterday, for reasons I will give you.
Though you should persist in never being mine,
No-I will not take advantage of the sweet, reluctant, amorous confession which your candour gave me yesterday. If to make me happy be to make my M. otherwise; then, happiness, I'll none of thee.
And yet I could argue. Suppose he has bred you up-Suppose you do owe your numerous accomplishments, under genius, to him-are you therefore his property? Is it as if a horse that he has bred up should refuse to carry lim? Suppose you therefore