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"■!■ To the Fflitors (If the jYorth tVaies Canute. GPNTLTTWIsV, I herewith rend yon the" fotlowinllr anecdote, of the late tORD GROSVRWOR, takea frem Memoir* of a rlivelier. THIS t'li one amongst numerous instance. •f Iris turclsh¡'p$e]lten"ive beneficence, and I humanity; 11 his ear wan ever to the cricn uf the 4iqtresied, and his purse to admi- ni,;Ier tep their necessities." Ill xMay, 1963, a fire broke tgnt in the house uf Lady Moles- worth, at four o'clock in themornillg I her L:tdj*li>i|> was in bed with her eldest daughter, who wait about nixteeii Yt':ttl old stidtienly aw-tkinw, 1-1 Hearittta," she said, I heard a poiw; atn almost suffocated wilh smoke is1 the house cm fire 1" Miss Malesworth leaped out of bed immediately, ran to the chamber door. and attempted t, (tiocii it: but the lock of the door was so hot that ittmrnt her hand. Finding herself almost stifled, she ran to the window for air and as she opened it the door gav»» way to the violelice of the flaaiea which filllnlhe room in &n instant, uhlig-ed Miss Mulcawort h to throw herself out at the window, and she fell senseless. There were pointed iron railings in the front of the house; Miss Molesworth fell upon one of these, and both lit-r It-- atid her tllig-h, 5be was carr.iff!.info an adjoining house, which hap- I)eyit-d to isc L id* Grosvenor's, Dowager of 1i!, Ia: Sir Ho!»tjrt Grosvcnor. Lord Grosve- r n;, iifr son, vvsio had been informed that the fire was iiear hii mother's, bad hastened »"• lit hex-, and he now received the unfortunate uiy, wiiotn he knew. Nolliiug more was s* er "t-Hf-d of Lad^- -JAoUiSworth it is suppos- erf was <;nlocated immediately after she caiied daughter, as her ring was n<nois^ her bones, and the remaillsut ?.>e !u-f!V —-To refqieii' to Miss Molesuorli) — At the* lier up stairs ai Lady firo'ivi'Hiw's, 41te ifirsi opened her eyes. fixed iht-m !!t)f)(j Lord (»ros«enor, and vvilhoufc re- #ufiffciM»/r-bfi»,' said. 'ir, are you my un- d. V He*ft-pUel! it-o. 1 am Lord Grosve* f.,ur." Well LiJ4 Gfosveuut, she siitd. pray take ca.rc.ofme" and then relapaed into her former insensibility. The surgeon had al- rcady been called ill; he was (lec Idedly of opinion, that site could not live, unless her leg was amputated above the knee the ope- ration was performed before she recovered her senses. VVhen she came to herself, it was thought adviseable not to acquaint her with the loss ot her kg, -lea-st her .grief at the cir- cumstance might prevent that repose which was so necessary to her recovery and the tevericoikttiiulllg, she remained in this state (if ignorance for ticti-ly two months. During ithat lime, she frequently complained of pain- -ful sliootiiigs which she felt in her legs; and sometimes m the fool, whic-tt in fact the had: lost. This illusion in the sense t,*f I)ttiii is easi- Iv accounted for. Sensation is in the nerves the extremities of which were formerly in the foot, but since her loss they terminated above the knee and the mind, accustomed to refer pain to different parls of the nerves, and ig- norant of any part having been 4akett away, continued to think that the pain winch was fejt at the extremities proceeded from the leg or foot. To deceive Miss Moleswoi-tl, ficel other leg was wrapped up in pasteboard and bandages, and a second wrapper of a similar kind, served to concattHtm her the loss she had sustained. A LadyT tine of her relations, who WHS always with her, ,and who was ap- pointed to acquaint her with her loss, at a suitable opportunity, wits more than fifteen days in devising different plans of informing her of her condition, so as to prevent such- unexpected tidings from being fatal to her health. For this 'purp/Jsc,'Shcitold her by de- grees, that the wound grew worse, and that it was probable be obliged to have her leg amputated. At last she brought her to express a \vish that the opperatiou had been performed while she was insensible, and she seized that m jnMnt to till her that it war aiready done. When she heard this she turn ed pale, was silent f"r a minute or two, aud; then raising her eves to her friend, she said.; Well, I atyi very operation is no /low-to be performed." During six months? that she remained i« house of tad Grosvenor, Lord Grosvenor omitted no at leiitioii which might contribute to'soolhe misfortunes. When she was in a state to re- ceive him, he passed the .greatest .purl of hi lilllc wilh'&er, and exerted himself Ho amuse her; sometimes by a select •■company which was agreeable to her, and scruetimes by lil lie concerts, that it was supposHL.therc was some" love ill it, but his'love was con- fined within the s! rictcsthounds of compassioe and n'pcd, Among other things lie went to' Miss Moh>sw<*rth's gtraT<5iau, and gave him considerable-^um, which he liegged him to dispose in 'fa-v our of h is ward, in ,o:tsc Ihe ac- cident that had happened sliould have injured her fortune by destroying the family papers. recommending to him, at tlie same time, the most rigorous secrecy 1 anci it nvas ,B{t fili; noliie years afterwards that, Miss Me4rsworilr having occasion for the assistance, was in- formed of it.

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