The Fortunate Foundlings, By Eliza Fowler Haywood

 -  - They are twins, begot
by the same father, and born of the same mother,
and of a blood not unworthy - Page 7
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- They Are Twins, Begot By The Same Father, And Born Of The Same Mother, And Of A Blood Not Unworthy

The protection they stand in need of; which if you vouchsafe to afford, they will have no cause to regret

The misfortune of their birth, or accuse the authors of their being. - Why they seek it of you in particular, you may possibly be hereafter made sensible. - In the mean time content yourself with knowing they are already baptized by the names of Horatio and Louisa.'

The astonishment he was in at so unexpected a present being made him, may more easily be imagined than expressed; but he had then no time to form any conjectures by whom or by what means it was left there: the children wanted immediate succour, and he hesitated not a moment whether it would become him to bestow it: he took the basket up himself, and running as fast as he could with it into the house, called his maid-servants about him, and commanded them to give these little strangers what assistance was in their power, while a man was sent among the tenants in search of nurses proper to attend them. To what person soever, said he, I am indebted for this confidence, it must not be abused. - Besides, whatever stands in need of protection, merits protection from those who have the power to give it.

This was his way of thinking, and in pursuance of these generous sentiments he always acted.

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