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HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, THE BELLES LETTRES,
JULY to DECEMBER, INCLUSIVE.
PRINTED FOR SHERWOOD, NEELY, AND JONES,
[Price 10s. 6d. Half Bound.]
Printed by C. Squire, Furnival's-Inn Court.
No LXVIII.-VOL. XII.]
For JULY, 1809.
"We shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain in any other cause, if we can be numbered among the writers who have given ardour to virtue, and confidence to truch -DR. JOHNSON,
The ADVENTURES and TRAVELS, in comfortable circumstances. As they various Parts of the Globe, of were, at the same time, upright and HENRY VOGEL. Translated from the German.
honest, so they had the happiness of being beloved and prized by the inhabitants of the place. Their marriage was regarded, by all, as a pattern of LATELY picked up a work, in connubial happiness; and if ever there German, containing an account was a blissful union, in which each of the travels and adventures of a party finds the highest comfort in Derson of the name of Henry Vogel, mutually administering to each other's into almost every quarter of the globe. joy, that union was enjoyed by my I read it with much pleasure; and, parents.
as no translation of it has been given, My mother indeed (as well as I can in England, I have thought that it recollect) was not handsome in perwould not be an uninteresting subject son or countenance, but she was the for the pages of the Universal Maga- more agreeable in her discourse. She zine. Not only anusement but in- possessed penetration and taste, but struction will be derived. I send you, without appearing learned or witty; herewith, a portion of the translation, and, if it is inserted, I will supply a similar quantity each month till the whole is completed.
I remain, Sir,
Kensington, July 4, 1809.
PART THE FIRST.
her mind was gentle, her deportment refined, and her heart full of goodness. With all these advantages, she sought only to keep the affections of my father, to encrease them, and more especially to fulfil every duty of her life according to her capacity. If my father was compelled to ride out upon business, or if he was invited to the company of a friend, she took the opportunity of visiting some of her friends or relations with us children; but this she never did when he was at home, that she might not lose any of his conversation.
Parentage and Education. BEFORE I make the reader acquainted with the history of my life, with the events of my thirty years absence from In the minds of her children she my native country, and with the cause inculcated the most implicit obediof that absence, I think it will be ence and the most profound reverence necessary to communicate to him towards their father, and in no case some information of my parents, my did she ever seek to be preferred to youth, and my education; that so he him. Her household she regulated may be better enabled to understand upon the simple principles of order, many parts of the following history. substantial economy, and the disPOCKELSLOH was the place where, charge of becoming duties. Gossips in 1740, I first saw the light. My and newsmongers she could never parents rented there some excellent endure: bad servants she either adland, and by strict economy they had monished or discharged: good ones gradually established themselves in she prized and rewarded If she