Hutchinson -DA407 .H9 H7 1806

37 thoughts of quitting the towne, while he was in deliberation how to dispose of himselfe, and had some reflections upon travell, a cousin gennan of his, a French merchant, came to visit him one morning, aud told him, he was immediately going into France, and understanding Mr. Hutchinson had some such inclination, had allmost perswaded him to goe along with him. The only obstacle in the way, was that his father could not be acquainted with it time enough to receive his answer before they went. While he was in this deliberation, his musick-master came in, to whom he communicated his thoughts, and the man told him, it was better to go into France, att the latter end then the beginning of summer, and that if he pleas'd, in the meane time, to go to Richmond, where the Prince's court was, he hac! a house there, where he might be accommodated, and there was very good company and recreations, the king's hawkes being kept neere the place, and severall other conveniences. Mr. Hutchinson considering this, resolv'cl to accept his offer; and that day telling a gentleman of the house whither he was going, the gentleman bid him take heed of the place, for it was so fatal! for love, that never any young Jisengag'cl person went thither, who return'cl againe free. Mr'. Hulchinson !aught at him, but he to confirme it, told him a very trne story of a gentleman, who not long before had come for some time to lodge there, , and found all the people he came in company with, bewailing the death of a gentlewoman, that had lived there. . Hearing her so much deplor'd he made enquiry after her, and grew so in love with the description, that no other discourse could at first please him; nor could he at last endure ·any other; . he·grew desperately melancholly, and would goe to a mount where the· print of her foote was cutt, and lie there pining and kissing of it all the day long, till all length death in some months space concluded his languishment. This story was very true; but Mr. 1-Iutchinson was neither easie to believe it, nor frighted at the example ; thinking hirnselfe not likely to make