A new history of Blue Beard

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A new history of Blue Beard
Uniform Title:
Blue Beard
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Bluebeard
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31, 1 p. : ill. ; 11 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Gaffer Black Beard
Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703
Adams, John, 1765?-1815
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Printed by John Adams
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Philadelphia
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Fairy tales -- 1804   ( rbgenr )
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United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Notes

Citation/Reference:
Shaw & Shoemaker
Citation/Reference:
Welch, D.A. Amer. children's books,
Citation/Reference:
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Children's books,
Statement of Responsibility:
written by Gaffer Black Beard, for the amusement of little Lack Beard and his pretty sisters ; adorned with cuts.
General Note:
Alphabet printed on p. 4
General Note:
First and last leaves pasted to wrappers.
General Note:
Adapted from Charles Perrault; cf. Rosenbach, cited below.

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NEW HISTORY




BLUE BEARD,

WRrITEN BY-

GAFFER BLACK BEARD,

For the Amufement of tittil Lad Beat
and his Prtty Sifters.


ADORNED WITH CUTS.:


PHiLADELPHiA: PRINTED BrT 7ON ADAMS.
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IA New fijo,.y of

BLUE BEARD.



NCEupon a time there li-
ved, a great way off, an
d man who had two daughters,
e name of the eldeft was Fari-
a, the youngeft Irene. Irene
is a very pretty girl, but Fain-
a was beauty itself; and Co ve-
good befides, that every body
ved her : you may fee her in-
oduced to ,a gentleman, to,
iom fhe was going to be m;r- .
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ried, her father having given his
conl'nt, had not the fame of her
beauty reached the ears of a ve-
rv great man, I Ihould have faid
tyranr, for he was a very cruel
over-bearing nobleman, and had
been married to federal ladies,
of whom nobody knew what was
become; but as he was very rich
and lived in a grand caftle, ot




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which I here present you with
the drawing; he fom- how or









other, was never long withoni a
wife. This nobleman, %%hoie
namewas Abornelique, xut gen-
erally called Blue Beard, or ac-
count of his beard being oiha
colour, being determined tu lee
her, under a pretence of bufi-
hefs, paid the father of Fatina a
vifit. Poor Fatitna the h[tl




( 8 )
thought the great Abonimelique
was come to her father's cottage
on her account ; but fo it was,
he camine attended like a king,
(you may lee him in the picture)










the father ofFatin a flai ding at
the door to receive him ; as foon,
as he entered the boule tile old
pIan entertained him in the belt
manner he could, and ordered




( 9 )
his two daughters to drers them-
felves in their bell, and wait up-
on him ; who being god girls
fuoon did as they wcre bid. No
fooner did Blue Beard fee Faii-
ma than he fell violently in love
with her. I shouldd not fay love,
forit was that kind ot lovea wolf
has fora pretty innocent lamb.
So, without any more ado, he
told her father the realon of his
coming, offering to make her
his wife arid that himnfelf and
his other daughter, should go
and live with him at theCalile.
The father was quite delight-
ed with rhe ofler, especially as
Jlue Beard told him he fliould
be rhe mailter of all his flames,
and next himself in power. Ire-
ne too thought fhe fhuuld like it
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( 10io )
vaflly; "What a fine thing,"
faid the to herfelf," it will be to
have fine rooms to walk in when
the weather is bad ; and gardens
to range in when the weather is
fine ; well, I almost with he had
fallen in love with me, for I don't
think the great Abomelique
would be fo ugly, if it was not
for, his monflirous great Blue
Beard :" Such was the thought
of Irene. As to poor Fatima the
fainted away, which frightened
Blue Beard, who would have
been glad to have found her a-
greeable to his withes ; however,
with much ado theybrought her
to herfelf, when Blue Beard left
her,promifing to come the next
day, and fetch her in fate to the
Caftle: after he was gone no-
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thing ran in the father's head
bur how he should enjoy himfelf|
at the Caftie. As to Irene, 'Ihe
could not help pitying her fitler,.
'%'who was in a fad taking. .
Fatima had a real love for Se-
limr, to whom herfaitherhad pro.
mifed his confent, in mriniage.
j You lee profiles with Jome, Like
pye-cruft,are made io be broken.
Ah! filly old man, you little L
think about the evil that hangs .
over your daughter's head. As
Fatima knew the should be for-
ced to go with Blue Beard, fhe
wrote immediately to Sel.im.
Niwonly hinkwharafinething .
it is to be a ficholar, for ;t Fati-
ma could not have wroqie to her;
i lover, nobody elt: wold hav o.
done it for her, and vnac would




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have been the confequence yc
* will find by and by; fo aboi
I all things learn to read yot
I book, rhatyour daddy and manr
1 my may learn you to write toc
Swe as loon as he had fin;fhe
i her letter, (be gave it to a trufl
' meffenger, who let off Full I pee
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and lIon arrived at Scum'
houf. I muft now return ti
Blue Beard, who could not gel




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wink of flee p all night, ro much t
did he- think of his intended
bride: to, no fooner had the I u t r
gilded the mountain's tops thaa r
te was up, and the proceffion. I
wvas ordered to move towards the hi
tillage ; you can't think what a !s
ine fight it was, firft came two .e
,rumpciers, then two keitele- n
Irums, il.en twu French horns, 'ry
hen two men with fine filken a.
lag,,'hcriffomeof hisblackflaves,4o
,1med with bows and arrows ; 'd
aext came the great Abomelique 3,,
imfelt, riding on an elephant, "e
indera fine fiiken canopy; next pis
)Iiuwed another elephant rich-in-
* dreffed, with a fine feat on n,
is back, and a filken canopy ft,
ver it, for Fatima and herer,
ftcr ; a fine Arabian horfc fol-.
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lowed, led by a black flave, for
' her father; a band of mufic tol-
Slowing ; then his flaves, armed
with bows and arrows, doled
1 the proceffii n. Blue Bear4
Brought lome fine clothes along
with him for Fatima and her fif-
ter, which the father infifted up-
oin her wearing. It was in vain
for her to tell him the could not
be happy, as her heart was gien
to Selim ; he knew that Blue
)eard was very rich, and, like
many others, he thought happi.
.nels confified in wealth; fo layi
ie have him you muft, and have
inim you hall : Abomelique, al
.he fame time, took all manner
Sf pains to pleafe her; for, be.
1de the fine clothes, he brought'
cer jewels and diamnunds in pro




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fufion, and promised (hie should
want for nothing when ihe got
the Catftle.
After being dreffed in a very
grand manner, lie was put, or
rather forced, into her feat on
the elephant's back along with
her fifter Irene ; the ladies
round about, who came to the
fight, could fcarce keep from
envyingher, forgetting that very
fine clothesmay hide a very hea-
vy heart, as it did now. No
fooner was the company feated
than the mufic began to play,
and off the great Abomelique
marched in triumph with his
prize. Her lover Selim no ron-
er received her letter, than,
knowing no time was to be loft,
vcnt die liy to his brother,




( i6 )
who conmminanded a troop, who
promised to aiTit, him to the ut-
moft' ;fo it was agreed to mul-
ter .their men, and let off im-
mnediately for the father, and
bring Fatima away ; or, it Blue
Beard had already got her,, to
force her fromrn him, who by now
had arrived at his Caftle. Sure
noihingcould equal the rejoic-
ings made to welcome her.-
Blue Beard conduded her to a
fine feat in a magnificentgarden,
where refrefirments were placed
and fome of the females were or-
dered to dance to entertain her;
but for all this (he was fill mel-
ancholy : as to her father he
was as merry as agrig, pulling
abbut the women, driving
about the men ; and Irene




( 17 )
would have been merry could
fhe have teen her fifler lb. Blue
Beard having a mind to leave
her a li tie to herfeif, prietended
he hadlthhulinels of the utinoft
importance to tranfa&, told her
he mull leave her till the even-
ing, giving her at the fame
time the keys ot all the apart-
ments ot theCaffle, telling her
as the was miftrefs of the place
to go freely into any of them,
except thai room, the door of
which was in the Blue Chamber
--and of which this key, fet with
diamonds, opens the lock ; up-
on your life don't go into that
chamber, giving Fatima the
keys ; and then with a look that
frightened her fadly, left her, ;
is foon as he was gone, Irene




( i8 )
cried, now is not that kind of
him to give you the keys to go
where you please : No, my dear
fifter, faid Fatima, I had much
rather he had kept ihemn ; you
find I am forbid going into one
room, did not you hear him lay
my life depended on it.
I don't think any thing of
that, laid Irene, I long to fee
that chamber in particular ;
come don't mope fo, if you had
not feen Selim filrft you mi ht be,
very happy, for fetting afide his
beard Idon't think Abome'ique
fovery ugly ; now as he won't
be athometill evening, pray do
let usgo over theCaltle, I long
to have a rummage. It was a
long time before Irene could
pcrfuade her filter to go; how-




( '9 )
ever the agreed at length and
away they went : it would tire
yourpaiiente if Itold )Ou ail the
fine triings they law ; in one oi
the rmoos there was a fine gui.
tar hanging up, which Fatirnm
took down, and began playing
upon to divert her melancholy
Irene would not let her fiflte
play upon it long, for (he wa
impatient to fee the reft of ih,
chamberr, when at length the:
ai rived at the blue one, this wa
the grandefl of all, it was line.
with looking-glaffle, ornament
ed with fine blue enamelle,
frames ; here you mihLt fe
youtirfelf from head ot foot; th
mantle piece was lupportted b
pillars of the tineft blue china
and though it was called ih




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Blue Chamber, it might as well
iave been called theGolden one
is rhe floor was lined withirt.,
wo glafs chandelers hung from
he ceiling by chains of gold.
n Oiorr, nothing was want 'ig to
nake this the fineft room tbat
ver was feen : in the middle of
uis chamber flood the door of
iat they were forbid to enter :
'ell, fifter Fatima, fays Irene, I
mi quite delighted with this
lace, I should like to fee the
ext chamber veftly, I dare fay
muft be finer fill ; come,
bat fay you to it, hall we look
: it, there is nobody here to fee
s, and you know, we need not
:11 of ourfelves.
Dear filter, faid Fatima, pray
Wa't alk me, I dread the




( 21 )
thought of it, let us be fatisfie(
with what we have leen, and re:
turn ; indeed I begin to he tirec
with the iambic we have had
well, but dear fifter, laid Irene
as we mat not havel iuch anotheli
opportunity a great while,if yot
worn go in, let us juft open thi
door, and only look in, fur!
there cmn be no great harm it
that I could like to pleal- you
favs Fa:ima, but I am ladly a.
fraid : Ph cried Irene, don'
be atra'd before you are hurt
cor., fear nothing. Fatima
to p'eale her, tuok the key al
fp ruling with diamonds, ant
Iut it to the lock, when the doo
flew npen in an infant, and dif
covered I'utIi adilmal liene, tha
Elatima iaflaItly fainted away




S( 22 )
;the walls were lined with lkele-
tons, afnd the floor was fPrewed
with the limbs of the dead wives
the cruel Blue Beard had alrea-
dy murderied,which were fwlm-
mingin heir bliod, into Ah .h
when Famna I i ted, the drop
the key. At one end ofihisdif-
mral room flood the figure of
Death holding a dart, and over
him was wrote in characters of
blood, THE PUNISHM I-NT F CU-
RIOSITYT. Mercy on me faid
Fatima, as Coon as the recover-
ed, what will become of me,
Abomelique will purely find me
our and nodnubt, ferveme ashe
has done the poor creatures we
have juft leen.
Come, dear fifler, faid Irene,
let us get away, I am very furry




( 23 )
I persuaded you to open the
door; where is the key gone,
fa s -atin a,'tisnotin the door
perh-ips ih is drop, fays Irene :
and Io it was lure enough, and
what was worle, into the blood;
fhe took it up, locked the door,
and wiped the blood from off
her liands,butinlpiteofall they
could do they) could not wipe it
frum the key. Now you muft
know this key was the gift oCa
Fairy to Blue Beard ; and when
poor Fatima found fhe could
not clean it, the cried bitterly,
and Irenecould not help crying
too. You know, my dear, 'tis
a laying, one trouble ieldom
comes alone ,' and that was the
cafe now ; for while they were
thinking what they should do,




( 24 )
a black flave entered to tell them
Abomelique had returned, and
expeced tLem in the grand Ifa-
loon. This was terrible news
for Fatima, who gave ite-rlelf
up for loft ; however, go fne
muft.
Now as they were going, Fa-
timtna ays to Irene, my dear flt er,
yefteiday I wrote to Selim, and
as I make no doubt but he
received the ieiter, thisday I ho-
ped to lee him ; pray do you go
to the top of the tower, and if
he fhiould be coming, beckon
him with your handkerchief to
make hafle. Away weni Irene
With a heavy heart ; while Fa-
titna, with a heavier one, went
to meet Blue Beard; who, as
foon as he faw her, cried out,




( 25 )
Well, Madam, how have you
entertained }ourielf ? don't you
think there are fights in the Cal-
tie worth looking at ?' 'Yes,'
replied Fatima, fighting, there
are .ii-deed !'-' But why figh,
my love !' fays Blue Beard, #i
hope you have not broke the
order 1 gave you ; come, give
me the keys.' PoorFaiirna with
an aching heart, put her band
into her pocket,and pulling out
ti he keys, gave them to him with
a trembling hand.
Blue Beard was afraid fome-
thing had happened by her
trembling ; he no fooner faw
the blood on the key of the
chamber he forbid her To enter,.
than his countenance changed,
and he roared out in a voice like




( 26 )
thunder, Ah wretch, I fee
whiIAt you have been at; you
have teen my former wives,
who have forfeited their lives by
their curiofity, and you (hall
now go and lay among them.'
So faying he feized her by the
heair of her head: whe n, falling










on her kns, ehe befought him
to fpare ha lfife; but he was a




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monfler not tobenloved. When
fhe found he was determined to
kill her, Pihe begged him to
grant her a little time to fay her
prayers. He bid her go, but
not be long, or he vould fetch
her.
Getting up into her chamber
fhe called tor her filler, and afk-
ed her if (flie law any thing. No,
dear filter, iaid Irene, nothing
but the dreary common and the
iky. Are you mofl done ? laid
Blue Beard; yes, cried Fatima:
when calling again to Irene, flie
laid, fifler, what doyou fee ? No-
thing, dear fifler, but a flock of
fheep. Are you not a coming ?
faid Blue Beard, in a furlier
voice than before ; yes dirdly,
faid Fatima; when calling to




( 28 )
ter fifter, 1he afked her if (he
aw nothing ; yes, cried Irene,
fee a great cloud ofduft, bur it
s a great way off. If you don't
:ome down, Blue Beard roared
iut, I will fetch you; coming,
:ried Fatima ; then calling a-
,ain to her rifler, flhe aflked her
vhar ihe faw ? I fee, cried Ire-
ie, anumberof horfemen riding
lufl fpeed towards the Caftle :
vave your handkerchief, dear
ilter, rhar they may make more
iafte, or I fear it will be all
Wver with me.
At this infant entered Blue
leard, and feizing her hair, be-
;an dragging her towards the
Ilue Chamber, while her thrieks
were enough to pierce the heart
if ftoae. He had not dragged




C (29 )
her far, before he heard the
found of feet on the flairs ; and
as t)rants are always cowards,
he flopt to liften.
He had not flopt long before
Selim,(who had forced intoth
Caffle ) following the cries oj
Faiima, ruled into the room
with his ford in hishand. Vii.


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!ian, faid glue Beard, drawing




( 30 )
his fcyntarer, what dont thou
here ? Tyrant, cried Selim, to
punilfh fuch a monster as thou
art.-They faid no more, but at
ik they went. Defpairlent cour-
age to Blue Beard ; love, to Se-
lim; while poor Fatima fat tirem-
bling on the floori.....At length
Selim prevailed ; for running
Blue Beard through the body,
he laid him breathlefs on the
floor.
He now went to Fatima, who
was fainting, and taking her in
his arms,carried her to the win-
dow, to give her air.
In the niean'tlme his brother
had overcome the flaves, who
were not lorry to heir of Blue
Beard's death.




( 3 )
Selim took poffeffion of the
Caftle, gave the flaves their li-
berty, and married Fatima. Se-
hlim'sbrother fell in love with
and married Irene, and they a!l
four lived together happily.





CR Er Blue Beard behig dead,
rAnd those lovers i, his stead,
Time go- mfrrrily clon.g,
Now a dance, and t.. a o ong:
For wherever true L~,-,e','fa,&'d,
Joy and pleastirr w:1 t. bi. nd.
By the pooraround the.,'rr elev,
By the rich around carest;
Guilt may leave behind its stings,
Xr.u ghl bu' comfort virtue brinezs.




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NEW HISTORY


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BLUE BEARD,


WRITTEN BY


GAFFER BLACK 13EAR D, For the Amufement of Lttle Ladl Beard
and his Preny Si/lenf.



WARNED WITH CUMs:




PHILA4DELPHIA. PRINTED) BT 7011M ADANS.

1804.





thought of it, let us be fatisfitei with what we have teen, and re~ turn ; indeed I begin to he tire( with the iambic we have haid well, but ,dear fifter, ld Irene as we mnay not haveiuch anothe opportunity a great while,if yot worn go in, 'let us juft open ti 'door, and only look in, furl there can be no great harmi it that I could like'to pleafe you favs Fatima, but I am' jadly a fraid :Ph, cried Irene. 'don,' be afraid before you 'are hurt coaic, fear nothing. Fa 'tima 'to pleafe her, took the key al fp. rAding with 'diamonds, an( ,put ttto the lock, when the doo flew open in an inalant, and dif covered fuch a difmal fiene,tha 1 atita iftantly fainted away





( 13 ) I
twi nk of fleep all night, to much Jizd he- think of his intended bride :to, no fooner had the lun. gded the mountain's tops than, r iwas up, and the, proceffion. i was ordered to move towards the h village ; you can't think what a., s
-inc Iight it was, fi rfc came two je irumpeters, then two keitekc-, n lrutms, tLen two French horns, qY hen two men with fine filkenra.. lags;' hef tome of h is black fiavesrio
mdwith bows and arrows d. ,ext came the great Abomel ique y imfell, riding on an elephant, ie nDder a fine filken canopy; next ft )lowed another elephant rich- ndreffed, with a fine feat onjtn, is back, and a filken canopy ft. ver it, for Fatima and her r,
*tr a fine Arabian horfe foi..i




( 27 )
monrer not tobemoved. When the found he was determined to kill her, (he begged him to grant her a little time to fay her prayers. He bid her go, but not be long, or he would fetch her.
Getting up into her chamber fthe called for her fifer, and alked her if (hie faw any thing. No, dear fifter, laid Irene, nothing but the dreary common and the fky. Are you moft done ? faid Blue Beard ; yes, cried Fatima : when calling again to Irene, the laid, filter, what doyou fee ? Nothing, dear filter, but a flock of fheep. Are you not a coming ? faid Blue Beard, in a furlier voice than before ; yes dir&ly, faid Fatima. when calling to




( 25 )
SWell, Madam, how have you entertained yourself ? don't you think there are fights in the Caftie worth looking at?' 'Yes,' replied Fatima, fighing, there are indeed !'-' But why figh, my love !' fays Blue Beard, 'I hope you have not broke the order I gave you ; come, give me the keys.' PoorFatima with an aching heart, put her hand into her pocket,and pulling out the keys, gave them to him with a trembling hand.
Blue Beard was afraid fomething had happened by her trembling ; he no sooner law the blood on the key of the chamber he forbid her to enter,. than his countenance changed, and he roared out in a voice like




( 29 )
her far, before he heard the found of feet on the flairs ; and as tyrants are always cowards, he flopt to liften.
He had not flopt long before Selim, (who had forced into th Cafle ) following the cries o Fatima, ruffled into the room with his fword in his hand. Vii









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A New Hifory of

BLUE BEARD.



)NCEupon a time there lived, a great way off, an di man who had twodaughters, e name of the eldedt was Fatia, the youngeft Irene. Irene is a very pretty girl, but Fatia. was beauty itfelf ; and fo vegood befides, that every body ved her: you may fee her inoduced to a gentleman, to iom the was going to be marAs:z




( 28 )
ter fifter, the alked her if (he aw nothing ; yes, cried Irene, fee a great cloud ofduft, but it s a great way off. If you don't :ome down, Blue Beard roared ut, I will fetch you; coming, :ried Fatima ; then calling arain to her fifter, flthe alked her vhat the law ? I fee, cried Irele, anumberof horfemen riding ull fpeed towards the Cattle : vave your handkerchief, dear ifter, that they may make more ialtle, or I fear it will be all wer with me.
At this inftant entered Blue leard, and feizing her hair, be,an dragging her towards the 1ue Chamber, while her thrieks vere enough to pierce the heart if ftoue. He had not dragged




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who commanded a troop, who promised to affift him to the utmoft ;fo it was agreed to mutter their men, and let off immediately for the father, and bring Fatima away ; or, it Blue Beard had already got her,, to force her from him, who by now had arrived at his Caffle. Sure nothingcould equal the rejoicings made to welcome her.Blue Beard conducted her to a fine feat in a magnificentgarden, where refrefhrments were-placed and fome of the females were ordered to dance to entertain her; but for all this (he was (rill melancholy: as to her father he was as merry as a grig, pulling abbut the women, driving about the men ; and Irene




( I8 )
cried, now is not that kind of him to give you the keys to go where you pleate : No, my dear fifler, faid Fatima, I had much rather he had kept them ; vou find I am forbid going into one room, did not you hear him fay my life depended on it.
I don't think any thing of that, laid Irene, I long to fee that chamber in particular ; come don't mope lo, if you had not feen Selim fiift you might be very happy, for fetting afide his beard Idon't think Abome ique fo very ugly ; now as he won't be athome till evening, pray do let us go over theCaftle, I long to have a rummage. It was a long time before Irene could persuade her fifter to go; how,



















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fufion, and promifed fie should want for nothing when the got the Cafile.
After being dreffed in a very Grand manner, fle was put, or rather forced, into her feat on the elephant's back along with her fiffer Irene ; the ladies round about, who came to the figh', could fcarce keep from envyi ngher, forgetting that very fine clothes may hide a very hea. vy heart, as it did now. No fooner was the company heated than the mufic began to play, and off the great Abomelique marched in triumph with his r prize. Her lover Selim no foonSer received her letter, than, knowing no time was to be loft,
W.ent direly to his brother,





his two daughters to drefs themfelves in their beft, and wait upon h Im ; who being good girls foon did as they were 'bid. No, fooner d id Blue Beard fee Fatima than he fell violently in love with her. I (bould niot fay. love, for it was thAt kind of love a wolf has for a pretty ijinocent limb. So, without any more ado, he told tier father the, reafon of h Is coing, offering to make her his wite ; and that himtfelf and his other daughter, should go and live with im at the Caftie. i The father was quite delightied with the offer, efpccially as f$lue Beard told him he Iliould be the aifer of all his flaves, and next himfeif in'power, Ircvte too thought fhe ihould like it
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ever the agreed at length an( away they went : it would tir, your patience it Itold you aul th, fine things they law ; in one o the rmoos there was a fine gui tar hanging up, which Fatim; took down, and began playing upon to divert her melancholy Irene would not let her fifle play upon it long, for fhe wa impatient to fee the reft of th chamber., when at length the arrived at the blue one, this wa the grandefi of all, it was line with looking-glaffeF, ornament ed with fine blue enamelle frames ; here you mieht fe yourfelf from head ot foot; ti mantle piece was fupportted 1 pillars of the fineft blue china and though it was called t




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I persuaded you to open the door ; where is the key gone, fays Fatinma,'tisnotin the door perhps it is dropt, fays Irene : and to it was fure enough, and wnat was wore, into the blood; the took it up, locked the door, and wiped the blood from otY her hands,but in fpite of all they could do they could not wipe it from the key. Now you mutt know this key was the gift of a Fairy to Blue Beard; and when poor Fatima found fhe could not clean it, the cried bitterly, and Irenecould not help crying too. You know, my dear, 'tis a saying, one trouble feldom comes alone ,' and that was the cafe now; for while they were thinking what they should db




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would have been merry could fhe have teen her fifter fo. Blue Beard having a mind to leave her a li tie to herfelf, pretended he hadtbufinets of the utmoft importance to tranfad, told her he muff leave her till the evening, giving her at the fame time the keys of all the apartments of the Caftlie, telling her as the was miftrefs of the place to go freely into any of them, except that room, the door of which was in the Blue Chamber
-and of which this key, let with diamonds, opens the lock i; upon your life don't go into that chamber, giving Fatima the keys ; and then with a look that frightened her fadly, left her; is foon as he was gone, Irene




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ried, her father having given his confent, had not the fame of her beauty reached the ears of a veTy great man, I should have faid tyrant, for he was a very cruel over-bearing nobleman, and had been married to several ladies, of whom nobody knew what was become; but as he was very rich and lived in a grand caftle, of




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thought the great Abonelique was come to her father's cottage on her account ; but fo it was, he came attended like a king, (you may lee him in the pi&ure)










the father oc Fatiana standing at the door to -eceive him ; as foon as he entered the houfe the old man entertained him in the bett manner he could, and ordered




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the walls were lined with Ikeletons, and the floor was P rewed 'with the limbsof the dead wives the cruel Blue Beard had already murdered, which were fwimming in their blood, into whch when Fatima fainted, fhe drop the key. At one end of his difmal room flood the figure of Death holding a dart, and over
him was wrote in characters of blood,THEPUNISHMt NT F CURTOSITr. Mercy on me faid Fatima, as foon as fhe recovered, what will become of me, Abomehlique will furely find me out and no doubt, ferve me as he has done the poor creatures we have juft feen.
Come, dear filter, faid Irene, let us get away. I am very forry




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his fcymater, what doft thou here ? Tyrant, cried Selim, to punish fuch a monitter as thou art.-They faid no more, but at it they went. Delpairlentcourage to Blue Beard ; love, to Selim ; while poor Fatima fat trembling on the floor.....At length Selini prevailed ; for running Blue Beard through the body, he laid him breathlefs on the floor.
He now went to Fatima, who was fainting, and taking her in his arms,carried hertothe window, to give her air.
In the mean -time -his brother had overcome the flaves, who were not forry to hear of Blue Beard's death.




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vaffly; "What a fine thing," faid the to herfelf, it will be to have fine rooms to walk in when the weather is bad ; and gardens to range in when the weather is fine ; well, I almost wifh he had fallen in love with me, for I don't think the great Abomelique would be fo ugly, if it was not for his monfirous great Blue Beard :" Such was the thought of Irene. As to poor Fatima the fainted away, which frightened Blue Beard, who would have been glad to have found her agrecable to his withes ; however, with much ado they brought her to herfelf, when Blue Beard left her, promifing to come the next day, and fetch her in Rfate to the CaftlIe: after he was gone no.




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thunder, Ah wretch, I fee what you have been at; you have teen my former wives, who have forfeited their lives by their curiofity, and you hall now go and lay among them.'
So saying he feized her by the heair of her head: when, falling










on her knees, the befought him to fare her life: but he was a






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which I here present you wi'h the drawing; he fome how or









other, was never long without a wife. This nobleman, whole name was Abomelique, but generally called Blue Beard, on account of his beard being oftht colour, being determined to fe her, under a pretence of bufiners, paid the father of Fatima a vifit. Poor Fatima the little




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have been the confequence yc I will find by and by; fo abol I all things learn to read yo, ] book, that yourdaddyand ma i my may learn you to write to( we as loonas the had finffht her letter, the gave it to a truf meffenger, who let off full Ipee
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and feon arrived at Selim houfe. I muff now return t Blue Beard. who could not





thing ran in the father's head but how he thoilld enjoy himielfjI at the Caatle. As to Irene, (hp could not help pitying her fifter, who was in a fatd taking.
Fatima had a real love for Se. Jim, to whom ber father had pro! mifed his confent, in marriage. 1You fee promises with tome, Lak pye-cruft,are made to be broken. Ah!I filly old man, you Iittlithink about the 'evil that hangs over your daughter's head. ,A s Fatima knew the tboulctb frced to go with Blue Beard, The wrote immediately to Sclm. Now only think what afinethingit is to. be a ficholar, for ii Fatima could not have wrote to her lover, nobody elie wold bavo done it for her, aindvhuat W'oul-d




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lowed, led by a black flave, for her father; a band of mufic fol. lowing ; then his flaves, armed with bows and arrows, clofed the proceff n. Blue Bearj brought fome fine clothes along with him for Fatima and her fif ter, which the father infifled up. on her wearing. It was in vain for her to tell him the could not ,be happy, as her heart was giver to Selim ; he knew that Blue leard was very rich, and, like snany others, he thought happi onefi condifited in wealth; fo lays le have him you muft, and hav im you hall : Abomelique,a he fame time, took all manne 1f pains to pleafe her; for, be de the fine clothes, he brough Cr jewels and diamonds in pro




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a black flave entered to tell them Abomelique had returned, and expected tL.em in the grand Ialoon. This was terrible news for Fatima, who gave herf ef up for loft ; however, go the muft.
Now as they were going, Fatimalaysto Irene, my dearfilter, yesterday I wrote to Selim, and as I make no doubt but he received the Ietter, this day I hoped to fee him ; pray do you go to the top of the tower, and if he lthould be coming, beckon him with your handkerchief to make hatle. Away went Irene with a heavy heart ; while Fatima, with a heavies one, went to meet Blue $eard ; who, as foon as hefaw her, cried out,






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Saelim took polfff on of the Cattlel, gave the flaves their r liberty, and married Fatimna. Sefrn's brother tell in .love with and married Irene, and -they all four lived .together happily.






CRUIEL Blue Beard being deadI, A4nd those lovers in his stead,' Time goes merrily along, Vbzv a dance, and then a Rang:' For wherever true lcrvesforund, Joy and easure will abound. By the /zoor around they're blest, By the rich around earestI; Guilt may leave behind its tge Nought but comfort -virtue brings




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Blue Chamber, it might as well have been called the Golden one is the floor was lined with it, wo glafs chandelers hung from he ceiling by chains of gold. n short nothing was want ng to nake this the fineft room that ver was feen : in the middle of his chamber flood the door of 3at they were forbid to enter : ,ell, fiflter Fatima, lays Irene, I m quite delighted with this lace, I should like to fee the ext chamber veftly, I dare Iay
muff be finer fill ; come, bat fay you to it, flhall we look : it, there is nobody here to fee s, and you know we need not :11 of ourfelves.
Dear fifter, faid Fatima, pray n't alk me. I dread the