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A Description of AlfreTON HALL, in Derbyshire: With a Perspective

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LFRETON Hall, the seat of ' fiderable descent for some distance :

George: Morewood, efq. is, it is for the most part well built and fituated on the hill, leading to the pleasantly situated. The church is an town of Alfreton in Derby ņire," and ancient Gothic structure near the hall, forms a: Atriking object for severai and adds not a little to the beauty of miles round. The building is of a the prospect. It is rather remarkfine white stone, very large and ele- . able, that there is but one house, and gant, finished with great taste, and that is the turnpike, between Shirland beautifully furnished. It was built and Alfreton. It would be injustice some years ago, and exhibits an ex not to mention the fimplicity and hofample in building worthy to be fol- pitality of the middling ranks of folowed. The extensive grounds are ciety in this part of the county : it is cultivated to the highest degree. The' not, perhaps, to be exceeded in any park immediately before the house part of the world, and will ever reflect consists of fine young

the highest honour, on them. The mise in future to rival any in the village of Shirland has been mentioned country: at this time, they form a to be two miles from Alfreton. Ic pleasing object in the front of the view is an inconsiderahle place, remarkable from the house, though some years only for its church, which is a very hence they will obítruçt it. There good specimen of Gothic architecture. are few places that afford a greater: Though not large, it has been strangely variety of scenery than Derbyshire: disfigured in the in ide by some ancihere you have bold abrupt precipices, ent charchwardens, and a painter, with there a level for miles, bounded whose names are pompously inscribed by chain after chain of round and on one of the pillars. It is a melanpointed hills. Such is the view from choly reflection, that many of our fine Alfreton: the road from Shirland old buildings are faft verging to decay : winds in fight for two miles, at times an instance of which occurs in this disappearing behind a clump of trees, church, as, a few days ago, a large till you are led to Higham, the scat- beam, that run from one side to the tered houses of which, intermixed other of the roof, over the finging with trees, form a middle distance. gallery, fell; very, fortunately, just The eye is then conducted across the before the choir had assembled. Had valley, between Highain and Mat- this not been the cale, several lives lock, to Blue Hills, rising one beyond must unavoidably have been lolt. It another in endless variety. The back is to be hoped, that this accident may of the house looks upon Alfreton; not be the prelude to the downfal of the main street runs in a very con- the whole structure.

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ZULBAR; An Indian Tale: By M. FLORIAN.

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THE following tale, to which I have waited in mach distress, but the

have made no addition, was foolish fellow could find no way to get , given me by one of Tippoo Saib's out. ambassadors;-an obliging man, but Thus it was that Zulbar, spoke; fomewhat of a misanthrope. I give who, though young, had experienced it a place here, as a mark of grati- injustice and ingratitude. He was tude to the ingenuous Indian, who then in an extensive forest, in folitude loft much time in translating it for and silence. A formidable storm har

rowed up the ground with torrents of • Man, perfidious and base, fhall rain and hail : gleams of lightning, no longer deceive me. Too long at intervals, illuminated the gloomy have I worshipped the false virtues he foliage. The thunder roared at a assumes; too long, in order to be distance; and the wretched Zulbar, lieve him good, I have been blind to fatigued and wet, exiled from his his actions, and listened only to his country, a fugitive, in rags, wandered voice. I was very afsiduous in ad- with a slow itep, with his head bent miring him at the short intervals, down beneath the shade of the cocoawhen he took pains to appear estima- trees. On a sudden, in a paroxyfm ble, and saw him not in the con- of despair, he stopped, drew his ponitinued periods, when he was actually ard, and lifted his arm to ftab himotherwise. I am now weary of ob- felf, when a voice exclaimed, — Reo serving that long series of fallhood, verence thy life; thou mayest render so obvious after mixing with the me service !!. world. I can see nothing but what

"Ah,' faid he, I am weary of is really contemptible in that fociety being serviceable; I have found too of animals, at once proud and mean, much ingratitude.' Nevertheless, envious and disdainful; influenced, having said this, he had dropped his at the same time, by a desire of praise, dagger; and, by an involuntary and a carelessness with respect to vir- movement, advanced toward the place tue ; by the love of indolence, and whence the voice proceeded. Seeing the neceflity of being active: they no person near him, Where are you diftress themselves to beguile their he exclaimed, appear instantly!time, and torment themselves in or- what is it you want?' der to live. Nature, who has treated "I want you,' replied the voice, them as they deserve, has condemned to stoop to the foot of this bush of them to a multiplicity of evils: but wild roses. Look carefully on the these evils are not sufficient for them; ground, and remove this rose-leaf, they have combined together, to in- the weight of which hinders me from vent a thousand more, in hopes that moving.' their neighbours may endure them ; Zulbar, in amazement, looked on and of all their agreements, this is the the ground, discovered the role-leaf, only one, which they have not vio- and removing it with the point of his lated.

dagger, which he still held in his hand, • But why all these vain complaints ? faw an ant, which, thaking off the I resemble that vile slave, whom his rain with which it was oppressed; master sent into a wretched inn.-- made an effort with its wings to place * If you fare well,” said he, “ wait itself at the feet of Zulbar. It thus for me ; in a few days, be certain addressed him : that I thall come to take you away.

Generous stranger, I thank you. If you fare ill, nothing hinders your During a whole hour, that I have going away without me.". ."-" The been under that leaf, I have only been

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able to disengage my head. Without but of a disposition still more amiable. your charitable aid, I had, perhaps, She possessed whatever can conciliate lost my life, which would have been affection, and had all the qualities very disagreeable, as I am well fatis- which juftify esteem. Her name was fied with my condition. You do not Balkis, and we agreed never to forseem very well contented with yours: fake each other. I have heard your bitter complaints, • Both of us affluent, much beyond and beheld you on the point of termi- our neceflities, we determined to empating your existence. How agree- ploy our property in promoting the able will it be to me, my dear bene- happiness of others. Our house, open factor, to be instrumental in render. to our neighbours, to strangers, and ing your life more supportable.'- to travellers, was yet more particu? And who are you, then?' replied larly the asylum of the poor. Our Zulbar, more aitonished than ever, principal expences, were those of be

how is it, that you are able to speak nevolence and hospitality. My fifter's and to reason ? ---" You would be dis- province laid in the distribution of trelled enough,' replied the infect, alms in private, rendering assistance " were I to put that question to you. to the sick and infirm, and in giving Begin you by relating your calami- portions to young maidens who had ties; my advice may, perhaps, be not wherewithal to marry. useful to you. By what you have mine to provide work for those who uttered, it appears what you have wanted bread, and to do the honours great reason to complain of mankind. of our house to those who were inI am not at all surprised; they are clined to visit us. On all public ocalmost all of them worthless, and yet casions, our villagers were lure to find I have always thought, that with a with us a plain, but plentiful repart, little care, it would be poslable to which was distributed to them in front elude their malice. I have hardly of our mansion, and of which we our. seen an unfortunate person, who has selves partook. We had also music, not been the cause of his own mise- and danced together till the evening; ries.”

and never did our guests leave us, till • You are very severe,' answered they had crowned us with flowers, kisthe Indian, and you will doubtlefs sing our hands with tears of joy, and prove to me that the leaf, under which entreating heaven to watch over us. you were oppressed, fell upon you • For four years I enjoyed this through your own fault.'

peaceful delight, of which the value Saying this, Zulbar seated himself is never known till it is loft: I wanted by the ant. The infect, the better nothing, I wished for nothing. I to hear him, climbed up a branch of loved my sister,-the loved me in rethe wild rose. Zulbar thus began : turn. This pure friendship fatisfied

I am the son of a rich jeweller in our hearts. I heard the name of the city of Tipra. My father, satis- Balkis blessed by those who knew her, fed with the fortune he had acquired and Balkis sometimes heard blessings by his industry, did not with that I pronounced on her brother. This was Thould continue his profession. He our recompence, and the most affecbuiic a convenient and handsome house tionate method of making return for at a moderate distance from the capi- our benevolence. Of all mankind, I tal. He bought the lands which were was doubtless the happielt, when, one contiguous, and left me, at the age morning, I received a visit from a of eighteen years, matter of an eftate, young Faquir in our neighbourhood, uniting beauty with 'convenience ; who came to us every week to recruit a charming retreat, and plenty of his stock of provisions. ready money. I had a sister younger • Zulbar," says he, have you heard than mykelf, of diftinguithed' beauty, the news ??- No,' I replied, 'what

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has happened The queen of Tic allure some innocent fox to its depra is dead. The king has published struction. I wished to take away

this an ediát, by which all the maidens of treacherous bait, and the trap has his kingdom, from fixteen to twenty fallen on myself.” years old, are obliged to meet in a

• I shall say no more, Zulbar, I see large plain near his capital. In the that you are unhappy enough ; I beg midst of this plain, is a narrow path you will resume your story.' of the finett land, upon which, with

• It Tould seem that you already the extremity of a wand, mysterious knew it,' returned the melancholy characters are traced. All the

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Indian. ! I conducted my sister to women, by turns, are to run over the plain, and the it was whom the this path ; and she, whose swift feet king preferred. shall not obliterate one of thee myl

• From this moment she became terious characters, is to be queen of mistrets of the kingdom, and dispoted Tipra.'--'What is it to me,' I re of all employments.' Loaded with plied, if the king shall select for his honours, courted, feasted, anticipated wife the swiftest of his subjects ?' in my wishes, I saw myself the idol • How,' returned the Faquir, « will of the court, and the object of uniyou disobey the king? Must not your

versal veneration. I was young, rich, fifter Balkis also appear at the plain? credulous, and the brother of the Her virtues deserve from heaven to favourite. The grandees and the be placed upon the throne. Think courtiers thronged around me, heaped of the glory which must follow, and caresses upon me, and eagerly conof all the good she will be able to do. tended for my friendship. I was not Reflect how her brother Zulbar, avaricious; I believed myself beloved, whose wisdom and talents are buried and my affections were expanded. I in this miserable village, will soon divided, without reserve, among my perhaps employ, for the felicity of a new friends, my effects, my credit, whole nation, those talerts, an ac- and my wealth. I disposed of all my count of which he owes to God. land to bestow on them its value. I Remember, also, that religion and incessantly importuned my fifter to morality forbid your opposing the de- obtain for them what they wanted, figns of heaven.

and believed myself sufficiently repaid • This conversation threw me into for my trouble, and indeed my ruin, a profound reverie. My tenderness by the extreme gratitude of those for Balkis, my hope of seeing her on whom I obliged, by the encomiums a throne, of which I knew her to be they heaped upon me, and by the worthy; the certainty of the happi. lively fenfibility they expresled toness she would procure to her sub- ward me. jects; the desire • Of being her Such repeated praises, and such minifter,' interrupted the insect.- numerous friends, at length em“ This is the motive which decided boldened my filier to cbtain for me you, though, perhaps, you did not the post of vizier. All the court apdare to say so. Ah! am not un- plauded the choice; I was' more acquainted with the value of those praised, more courted than ever, disinterested sentiments which self-love They already commended the succeis conceals, by which we hide from our which attended my administration : selves our ambition and our vani y. they talkei unly of my glory: and You remind me of a certain fox I one having alsays heard myself extolled day saw in a trap.'-' See,' said he to as a being of superior order, I at me, in a complaining voice, what length believed myself such, and re[ suffer from loving my brethren. solved 10 to prove myself. I exerted Pafling near this machine, I feared all my talents--I employed all my that the bait which it contained, might time, to regulate the affairs of the

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