Mr. Melville had no sooner released his daughter from these fetters, than he busied himself in preparing other and more lasting ones, to secure her for life; and, with this intention, he courted the acquaintance of a young baronet, into whose character some previous circumstances had given him considerable insight; and whom he now introduced to his table, in the hope that Dorothea’s charms might attract his notice. Nor was he deceived in this expectation; Sir Charles Euston was much struck with her person, and found her so lively and fascinating, that he very soon sought an intimacy, with a view to the same conclusion to which Mr. Melville looked anxiously forward. /