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1.imself was guilty. Did the lady, his upper garments, laid him on the from a principle of shame (he was rack : a surgeon was called in, who then asked), commit the art of fui. kept his fingers on his pulse : and cide, and infuse the poison without the executioners were directed to his knowledge :-He started into begin their tortures. They had horror at the queflion, and took given him one severe stretch by God to witness that the was inno- ligatures fixed to his extremities, cent of the deed.

and passed over an axle, which was “ The judges seemed now con- turned by a windlass: the strain founded, and for a time abstained upon his muscles and joints, by the from any farther interrogatories, ačtion of this internal engine, was debating the matter amongst them- dreadful, and nature spoke her futselves by whispers ; when one of serings by a horrid crash in every them observed to the prisoner, that, liinb: the sweat started in large according to his confession, he had drops upon his face and bosom, yet said Mhe did die by poison, and yet, the man was firm amidst the agonies by the answers he had now given, of the machine : not a groan escape it should seem as if he meant to ac. ed, and the fiend who was superquit every person on whom fufpi- intendant of the hellish work, decion could possibly rest; there was, clared they might increase his torhowever, one interrogatory left, ments upon the next tug, for that which, unnatural as it was, he his pulse had not varied a stroke, would put to him for form's fake nor abated of its strength in the only, before they proceeded to smallest degree. greater extremities, and that quef- “ The tormentors had now bea tion involved the father or mother gun a second operation with more of the lady.--Did he mean to im- violence than the former, which pute the horrid intention of mur- their devilish ingenuity had condering their child to the parents ? trived to vary, to as to extort acutes No, replied the prisoner, in a firm pains from the application of the tone of voice, I am certain no such engine to parts that had not yet had intention ever entered the hearts of their full share of the first agony; the unhappy parents, and I should when suddenly a monk rushed into be the worlt of finners if I imputed the chamber, and called out to the it to them. The judges upon this judges to delift from torturing that declared with one voice that he was innocent man, and take the con. trifling with the court, and gave fession of the murderer from his orders for the rack: they would, own lips. Upon a fignal from the however, for the last time, demand judges, the executioners let go the of him, if he knew who it was engine at once, and the joints snapthat did poifon Josepha, to which ped audibly into their sockets with he answered, without hesitation, the elasticity of a bow. Nature that he did know, but that no tor, funk under the revulfion, and Don tures Tould force him to declare Juan fainted on the rack. The it. As to life,' he was weary of it, monk immediately with a loud and they might dispose of it as they voice exclaimed, Inhuman wretches, faw fit; he could not die in greater delegates of hell, and agents of cortures than he had lived.

the devil, make ready your engine .s. They now took this perempto. for the guilty, and take off your ry recusant, and, Itripping him of bloody hands from the innocent ;

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foner, as well as from the depofiotherwise than by the tenderest ties tion of witnesses, that Don Juan had of mutual affection and a promise lived from his infancy in the family of marriage, which, however, he of a rich merchant at Lisbon, who acknowledged had not been fo. carried on a considerable trade and lemnized : that he was the son of a correspondence in the Brazils. Don gentleman of considerable fortune Juau being allowed to take this in the Brazils, who left him an inmerchant's name, it was generally fant to the care of the merchant in supposed that he was his natural question : that the merchant, for lon; and a clandestine affair of love reasons best known to himself, chose having been carried on between to call him by his own name, and him and the merchant's daughter, this being done in his infancy, he Josepha, who was an only child, was taught to believe that he was she became pregnant, and a medi. an orphan youth, the son of a di. cinc being adminisiered to her by stant relation of the person who the hands of Don Juan, she died in adopted him. He begged his judges a few hours after, with all the therefore to observe, that he never fymptoms of a.. person who had understood Josepha to be his fister; taken poison. The mother of the that as to her being with child by young lady survived her death but him, he acknowledged it, and praya few days; and the father threw ed God forgiveness for an offence, himself into a convent of Mendi- which it had been his intention to cants, making over by deed of gift repair by marrying her; that with the whole of his property to the respect to the medicine, he certain. supposed murderer.

ly did give it to her with his own * In this account there seemed a hands, for that she was sick in con. strange obscurity of facts; for some sequence of her pregnancy, and made strongly to the crimination being afraid of creating alarm or of Don Juan, and the last mention- fufpicion in her parents, had reed circumstance was of fo contra- quired him to order certain drugs dictory a nature, as to throw the from an apothecary, as if for him. whole into perplexity; and there- self, which he accordingly did; fore to compel the prisoner to a and he verily believed they were farther elucidation of the case, it faithfully mixed, inasmuch' as he was thought proper to interrogate stood by the man whilft he preparhim by torture.

ed the medicine, and saw every in" Whilft this was preparing, grcdient separately put in. Don Juan, without betraying the “ The judges thereupon asked leaft alarm upon what was going him, if he would take it on his forward, told bis judges that it conscience to say, that the lady did would save them and himself fome not die by poifon. Don Juan, trouble, if they would receive his bursting into tears for the firft time, confeffion upon certain points, to answered, to his eternal forrow he which he thould truly speak, but knew that she did die by poison.beyond which all the tortures in Was that poison contained in the the world could not force one fyle medicine the took? It was. Did lable. He said that he was not the he impute the crime of mixing the fon, as was fuppofed, of the mer. poifun in the medicine to the apochant, with whom he lived, nor thecary, or did he take it on him. allied to the deceased Josepha any felf? Neither the apothecary nor lomfelf was guilty.--Did the lady, his upper garments, laid him on the from a principle of shame (he was rack : a surgeon was called in, who then alked), commit the art of fui. kept his fingers on his pulse : and cide, and infuse the poison without the executioners were directed to his knowledge ?--He started into begin their tortures. They had horror at the queflion, and took given him one severe stretch by God to witness that she was inno- ligatures fixed to his extremities, cent of the deed.

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and passed over an axle, which was “ The judges seemed now con- turned by a windlass: the strain founded, and for a time abstained upon his muscles and joints, by the from any farther interrogatories, action of this infernal engine, was debating the matter amongst them- dreadful, and nature spoke her sufselves by whispers ; when one of serings by a horrid crash in every them observed to the prisoner, that, liinb: the sweat started in large according to his confeffion, he had drops upon his face and bosom, yet said the did die by poison, and yet, the man was firm amidst the agonies by the answers he had now given, of the machine : not a groan escape it should seem as if he meant to ac- ed, and the fiend who was superquit every perion on whom fufpi- intendant of the hellith work, de cion could possibly rest ; there was, clared they might increase his torhowever, one interrogatory left, ments upon the next tug, for that which, unnatural as it was, he his pulse had not varied a Itroke, would put to him for form's fake nor abated of its strength in the only, before they proceeded to smallest degree. greater extremities, and that quef- “ The tormentors had now bee tion involved the father or mother gun a second operation with more of the lady.-Did he mean to inn- violence than the former, which pute the horrid intention of mur- their devilish ingenuity had condering their child to the parents ? trived to vary, to as to extort acuter No, replied the prisoner, in a firm pains from the application of the tone of voice, I am certain no such engine to parts that had not yet had intention ever entered the hearts of their full share of the first agony; the unhappy parents, and I should when suddenly a monk rushed into be the worst of finners if I imputed the chamber, and called out to the it to them. The judges upon this judges to delist from torturing that declared with one voice that he was innocent man, and take the con. trifling with the court, and gave fession of the murderer from his orders for the rack: they would, own lips. Upon a signal from the however, for the last time, demand judges, the executioners let go the of him, if he knew who it was

engine at once, and the joints snap. that did poison Josepha, to which ped audibly into their fockets with he answered, without hesitation, the elasticity of a bow. Nature that he did know, but that no tor: funk under the revulfion, and Don tures Mhould force him to declare Juan fainted on the rack. The it. As to life, he was weary of it, monk immediately with a loud and they might dispose of it as they voice exclaimed, Inhuman wretches, saw titi he could not die in greater delegates of hell, and agents of cortures than he had lived.

the devil, make ready your engine .* They now took this perempto. for the guilty, and take off your ry recufant, and, tripping him of bloody hands from the innocent;

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for behold! (and so saying, he and the impending preffure of ne; threw hack his cowl) behold the cessity, conquered her virtue, and father and the murderer of Jo- she acceded to the frud. lle fepha!

agreed to adopt the infant as the “ The whole assembly started orphan son of a diftant relation of with astonisment: the judges stood our own name. I mintained a aghast; and even the demons of correspondence with his father by torture rolled their eye-balls on the letters pretending to be written by monk with horror and dismay. the son, and I fupp»rted my fa.

" If you are willing, says he to mily in a splendid extravagance by the judges, to receive my contes. the assignments I received from the fon, whild your tormentors are Bazils. At length, the father of preparing their rack for the vileft Don Juan died, and by will be. criminal ever Itretched upon it, queathed his fortune to me, in hear me! If not, set your engine failure of his son and his heirs. I to work without farther enquiry, had already advanced so far in and glut your appetites with hu- guilt, that the tempration of this man agonies, which once in your contingency mer with no relistance lives you may now indict with in my mind; and I determined upjullice.

on removing this bar to my ambi" Proceed, said the senior judge. tion, and proposed to my wie to

“ That guiltless sufferer, who secure the prize that fortune had now lies infensible before my eyes, hung within our reach, by the arfaid the monk, is the son of an ex- faltination of the heir. She recellent father, who was once my volted from the idea with horror, dearest friend. He was confided to and for some time her thoughts remy charge, being then an infant; mained in fo disturbed a state, that and my friend followed his fortunes I did not think it prudent to renew to our fettlements in the Brazils. the attack. Ater foine time the He refided there twenty years with- agent of the deceased arrived in out visiting Portugai once in the Lisbon from the Brazils, and as he time: he remitted to me many sums was privy to my correspondence, of money on his fon's account. At it became necesary for me to difthis time a hellith thought arose in cover to Dun Juan who he was, my mind, which the diiiress of my and also what fortune he was inatfairs and a pamion for extrava

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In this crisis, threatengance inspired, of converting the ed with Name and detection on one property of my charge to my own hand, and tempted by avarice, pride, actount. I imparted the fug- and the devil, on the other, I won gestions to my unh:ppy wife, who over my reluctant wife to a particiis now at her account: let me do pation of my crime ; and we mixed her juttice to confefs flie with lood that dose with poison, which we them firmly for a time Still for- believed was intended for Don tune frowned upon me, and I was Juan, hut which, in fact, was delinking in my credit every hour': stined for our only child. She took ruin dared me in the face, and no- it; heaven discharged its vengeance thing tlood betiveen me and imme- on our heads; and we siw our dinte disgrace, but this infamous daughter expire in agonies before expedient.

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child was alive within her. Are nounced these words in a loud and there words in language to expreis furious tone, than i he wretched Don our lamentations? 'Are there tor. Juan drew a ligh : a second would tures in the reach of even your have followed, but heaven no longer invention to compare with those could tolerate the agonies of inno.

felt? Wonderful were the cence, and topped his heart for struggles of nature in the heart ever. of our expiring child : fhe bewail- 6. The monk had fixed his eyes ed us; the consoled, nay, the upon him, ghafly with terror, and even forgave us. To Don Juan as he firetched out his mangled we made immediate confession of limbs at lite's lal gap—Accuried our guilt, and conjured him to in- moniters, he exclaimed, may God fiict that punishment upon us, require his murder on your louis at which justice demanded, and our the great day of judgment ! His crimes deserved. It was in this blood be on your heads,

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inini. dreadful moment that our daugh. Ners of darkness! For me, if hea. ter, with her last breath, by the venly venge.ince is not yet appeared most folcmn adjurations, exacted by my contrition, in the midii of and obtained a promise from Don tames my aggrieved foul will find Juan not to expose her parents to a foine' contol tion in the thought, public execution by discloting what that you partake it: torments. had passed. Alas! alas ! we fee too Having uttered this in a voice plainly how he kept his word: be- scarcely hunian, he plunged a knife hold, he dies a martyr to Honour ! to his heart, and whilft his blood your infernal tortures have destroy- spouted on the pavement, dropped ed him.

dead upon the body of Don Juan, • No sooner had the monk pro- and expired without a groan.'

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Dr. JOHNSON and LORD MONBODDO.

{From Mr. Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel

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place, wild and naked, lord Monboddio's capital dogmas, with a poor old house; though, if and I was afraid there would have I recolleét right, there are two tur- been a violent altercation in the rets, which mark an old baron's very cloft, before we got into the refidence. Lord Monboddo receive houfe. But his lordship is diitin ed us at his gate inoit courteoully ; guished not only for “ ancient me. pointed to the Douglas arms upon taphyticks," but for 'ancient pode his house, and told us that his great teli, la vieille cour," and he made grandmother was of that family. no reply. in In such houses (faid he) our an- “ His lordslip was drest in a rus. cestors lived, who were better men tick suit, and wore a little round than we.”-“ No, no, my lord hat; told us, we now saw him as fluid Dr. Johnson), we are as strong farmer Burnett, and we should have ms they, and a great deal wifer," his family dinner, a farmer's din

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