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MTEIUJIT EXAMINER. rf' - Tn Fries!? pcftuc. BY CfcUSXU IUC1UV. Tboa shell not rob me, thievish Time, Of all mj blessings, all my joj; . I have seme jewels la my heart - Which laea art pewerlees to destroy. 'Tboa nay'st deaade my arm of strength. Ana leave my temples seam's ana1 bare; Deprive miae eyea of .passion light, ' And scatter silver o'ar my Lair; t - Bat aerer, while a book reataiot, A ad brealhao a wamaa or child, Shall thoa deprive ma, whilst 1 lire, Of feeling fresh and aadefiled. No, aever, while tha earth U fair, - And raaaoB keeps its dial bright, Whaie'er thy robberies, ok, Time, Shall I be laakrapt of delight. VVhau'or thy victories on my frame, Tnea canst not cheat me of this truth- That though the limbs may faint and fail The spirit co renew iU youth. So, thievish Time, I fear thee oot Thoo'rt powerless oa this heart of mine; My JoweJs ebail belong to ana, 'Tie bat thesettiags that art thioe. rlctarve mt Maaarro la KmUb4 la the Ttasee TJaam II. BT T. B. MACACLAT. The Cavalry Clergy. The clergy were regarded as, on the whole, a plebeian class. And, indeed, for one who made the finite of a gentlenian ten were mere menial servant. A large proportion ol those divines wbo had no ben r faces, or whose benefices were too smal to afford a comfortable revenue, lived in the houses of laymen. It had long been evi dent that this practice tended to degrade the priestly character. Laud bad exerted htm sen to enect a change; and Ubarles the First had repeatedly issued positive orders mat none but men ol high rank should pre slime to keep domestic chaplains. But these injunctions had become obsolete. Indeed, during the domination of the Puritans, many of the ejected ministers of the Church of England could obtain bread and shelter only by attaching themselves to the house holds of royalist gentlemen; and the habits which had been formed in those times of trouble continued long after the re-estab lishment of monarchy and episcopacy. lo tne mansions ot men ot liberal sentiments and cultivated understandings, the chaplain was doubtless treated with urbanity and kindness. His conversation, his literary assistance, bis spiritual advice, were consid ered as an ample return for his food, his lodging, and his stipend. Bat this was not the general feeling of the country gentle man. The coarse and ignorant ciuire. who thought that it belonged to his dignity to have grace said every day at his table", by an ecclesiastic in full canonicals, found means to reconcile dignity with economy. A young Levite such was the phrase then in use might be had for bis board, a small garret, and tot) pounds a year, and might wot oniy perioral ins own professional Tunc uons, might not only be the most patient of duiis and listeners, might not only be at ways ready in fine weather for bowls, and in raaiy weather for shovelboard, but might also save the expense of a gardener, or of a poom. omeumes the reverend man nail ed up the apricots, and sometimes he curried the coach horses. He cast up the farrier's duii. tip walked ten nnlea with a mes sage or a parcel. If he was permitted to dine with the family, he was eipected to content himself with the plainest fare. He might 11 himself with the corned beef and the carrots; but as soon as the tarts and cheesecakes made their appearance, he quitted his seal, and stood aloof till be was summoned to return thanks for the repast, from a great part of which he had been ex cluded. Perhaps, after some years of service, he was presented to a living sufficient to sup port him: but be often found it necessary to purchase his preferment by a species of sonony, wtiicn lurnished an inexhausuble subject of pleasantry to three or four rener r a- "iiv.l . auuiia vi acuucis. iia ms cure fie was expected to take a wife. The wife had or. dinarily been in the patron's service; and it was wen ii she was not suspected of stand ing too high in the patri n's favor. Indeed. I- . f -L . . uic uiuuic 01 me matrimonial connexions which the clergymen of that age were in the habit of forming, is the most certain in dication of the place which the order held in the social system. An Oxonian, writing a few months after the death of Charles the Second, complained bitterly, not only that the country attorney and the country apoth ecary looked down with disdain on the country clergyman, but that one of the lea sons most earnestly Inculcated on every girl of honorable family was to give no encour agement to a lover in orders, and that, if any young lady forgot this precept, she was almost as much disgraced as by an illicit amour. Clarendon, who assuredly bore no ill-will to the Church, mentions it as a aim I of the confusion of ranks which the great rebellion had produced, that some dsmsela of noble families had bestowed themselves on divines. A waiting woman was reneral ly considered as the most suitable helpmate tor a parson, vueen i.Lzabeth, as the head of the Church, had given what seemed to pea lormal sanction to this prejudice, by issuing special orders that no clergyman soouia presume to marry a servant girl, with out the consent of her master or mistress During several generations, accoidingly, the relation between" priests and - handmaidens was a theme tor endless jest; nor would it be easy to find in the comedy of the seven teenth century, a single instance of a cler- gyman who wins a spouse above the rank ol a cook.T -bven so late as the time of George the Second, the keenest of all ob servers of life and manners, himself a priest, remarked that, in a great household, the chaplain was the resource of a lady's maid whose character had been blown upon, and who was therefore forced to give up hopes of catching the steward. J In general, the divine who quitted his chaplainship for a benefice and a wife, found that be had only exchanged one class of veiabons for another. Not one living in tity enabled tne incumbent to brine ud family comfortably. As children multiplied J .1 1 t so mm . ana grew, we Household ol the priest be came more and more beggarly. Holes an peered more and more plainly in the thatch d nil parsonage, and in his single cassock. . wiien u was oniy oy toiling on his glebe, by feeding swine, and by loading dung cart, that he could obtain daily bread; nor .did his utmost exertions always prevent the - wuui utnu uaing nis concordance and his uiasiano. in execution, it was a white day qq which te was admitted into the kitchen e a greaj nouse, and regaled by the ser anta with cold meat arid ate. His child ren wars brought up like lis cUlitsn fif the neighboring peasantry. His boyi fol lowed the plough; and his girls went Out to service. Study he found impossible: for the advowson of his living would hardly have sold for a sum sufficient to purchase a rood theological library; and he might be considered as unusually lucky if he had ten or twelve dogseared volumes among the pots and pant on his shelves. Even a keen and strong intellect might be etpeeted lo rust in so unfavorable a situation. The Sta,airo al alaaae. "His chief serious employment was the care of his property. He examined sam ples of grain, handled pigs, and on market days made bargains over a . tankard with dioveis and . hop merchants. His chief pleasures were commonly derived from field sports and from an unrefined sensuality. His language and pronunciation were such as we should now expect to tear only from the most ignorant clown. His oaths, coarse jests, and scurrilous terms of abuse, were uttered with the broadest accent of his province. It was easy to discern, from the first words which he spoke, w hether be came from Somersetshire or Yorkshire. He troubled himself little about decorating his abode, and, if he attempted decoration, sel dom produced anything but deformity. The litter of a farm-yard gathered under the windows of his bedchamber, and the cabbages and gooseberry bushes grew close to his hall door. His table was loaded with coarso plenty; and guests were cor dially welcomed to it. But, as the habit of drinking to excess was general in the class to which he belonged, and as his fortune did not enable him to intoiieate large as semblies daily with claret or canary, strong beer was the ordinary beverage. The quan tity of beer consumed in those days was in deed enormous. For beer then, was to the middle sod lower classes, not only all that beet now is, but all that wine, tea, and ar dent spirits now are. It was only at great houses, or on great occasions, that foreign drink was placed on the' board. The la dies of the house, whose business it had commonly been to cook the repast, retired as soon as the dishes hid been devoured, and left the gentleman to their ale and to bacco. The coaise jollity of the afternoon was often prolonged till the revellers were laid under the table. It was very seldom that the country gen tleman caught glimpses of the great world; and what he saw of it tended rather to confuse than to enlighten his understanding. ral, tha ao- ro&no reeksd with toWM like a guard om; and strangers sometimes expressed their surprise that so many peop le should leaye their own firesides to sit in the midst of etersil fog and stench, Nowhere was the hmoking more constant than at Will's, Tbat celebrated house, situated be tween Covent Garden and Bow Street, was sacred to polite letters. - Theie, the talk was about poetical jiwtlce and the unities of flace and tioie. There was a faction for 'eirault end die nioderiiF, a faction for Boi Icau and the ancient. One group debated whether Pi rf disc Lost ought not to have been in rhyme. To mother, an envious poetasUir -demonstrated f that Venice Pre served ought 10 have bien hooted from the stag.;. Undei: no roof was a greater vari ety of figures to be sees, earls in stars and garters, clergyman in cassocks and bands, pert templars, sheepish lads from the uni versities, trantlators ard index makers in ragged coats of frieze. The great press was to get near the chair where John Dry den sate. ' In winter that chair was alwajs in the warmest nook by the fire; in summer it stood in the balcony. To bow to him, and to hear his opinion of Racine's last tra - fitsal Ma It is universally remarked that now-a-dajs ir.ere are no great men no great statesmen, autnors, artists, dramatic writers, orators, theologians, or philosopher. Everywhere we see but a lifeless mediocri ty cleverness. and sometimes brilliancy of acquirements but no peat depth, scarcely any towering genius, little courage or ability to soar commanding heights. Whirre is there now any great scholar; where a Shakflpcare, Mil ion, acott; where a John Aeiuble; where a Newton; wbefe anybody in the superlative? The days even .of Bonaparte are gone! Ample scope is there for usurpation; but we look in vain for a Usurper! The hour is come; but where is the man? This . is exactly one of those subjects wnicn admits ot being treated pro and con, Much may be said on both sides, without any decided pieponderance one way or an other. In the first place it will not escape observation, that the alleged scarcity of great men is very much caused by a general ad vance throughout society. For one great writer in a period of literary darkneas, we have now a hundred writers of ordinary. gedy, of Bossu's treatise on epic poetry was though no mean capacity, all actively exer inch from his ctsing their pens, tor tnougnt a privilege. A p snuff box was an honor sufficient to turn lite head of a young enthusiast. There were coffee houses where the first medical men might be consulted. Doctor John Radcliffe, who, in the year 1C85, rose to the largest practice in London, came daily, when the Exchange was fall, from his house in Bow Street, then a f&ihionable part of die capital, to Garraway's, and was to be found surrounded by surgeons and apothe caries, st a particular table. There were puritan coffee houses, where no oath was beard, and where lank-haired men discussed election and reprobation through their noses; Jew coffee houses, where dark eyed money changers from Venice and from Amsterdam greeted each other; ami Popish coffee houses, where, as good Protestants believed, Jesuits planned, over their, cups, another great fire, and cast silver ballets to shoot the king. Master Uaaophlcr Utile Kelt. Mr. Dickens, in hia-new preface to "The Old Curiosity Shop," speaks with regret for the sacrificed Master Humphrey and other machinery of his book adventure, and pays a delicate tribute to Thomas Hood, who led the way with the public to ti e appreciation of -Littfe Nell." 1 caused the few sheets nf '.fafr His opinions respecting religion.government, Humphiey's Clock,' which tad been print foreign countries, and former times, having ed jn connexion with it, to be cancelled; been derived, not from study, from obsnrv tion, or from conversation with enlightened companions, but from such traditions as were current in his own small circle, were the opinions of a child. He adhered to them, however, with the obstinacy which, is generally found in ignorant roMi accustom, ed to be fed with flattery. Hin animosities were numerous and biUer. He huted French men and Italians, Scotchmen and Irishmen, rapists and Presbyterians, Independents and Baptists, Quakers and Jews. Towards London and Londoners he felt an aversion which more than once produced important political effects. His wife and daughter were, in tastes and acquirements, below a housekeeper or a stillroom maid of the pre sent day. They stitched and SDun. brewed gooseberry wine, cured mangolds, and made the crust lor the veninou pasty. i lk SJejolrc lis the tliy. When the lord of Lincolnshire or Sbrop. shire manor appeared in Fleet .street, he was as easily distinguished fiom the resident non- ulation as a Turk or a Law-nr. Hi At, his gait, his accent, the manner in which he stared at the shops, stumbled into the gut ters, ran against the porters, and stood un and, like the unfinished tale of the windy night and the notary, in 'The Sentimental Journey, they became the property of the trunkmaker and the botter-man. 1 was es pecially unwilling, 1 confess, to enrich those respectable trades with the opening paper of the abai-doned design, in which 'Master Humphrey' described himself and bis man. ner of life. Though I now affect to make the confession philosophically, as referring to a by-gone emotion, I am conscious that my pen winces a little even while I write these words. But it was done, and wisely done, and 'Master Humphrey's Clock,' as originally constructed, became one of the lost books of the earth which, we all know, are far mere precious than any that can ba read for love or money. In reference to the tale itself. I desire to ssy very little here. The many friends it has won me, ami the many hearts it has turned to me when they have been full of private sorrow, invest it with an interest, in my mind, which is not a public one, and I a a a a I Uie righuul puce ol which appears to be 'a I will merely oboerve, therefore, that, in writing the book, I had always in my fancy to surround the lonely figure of the 'child pens, r or one artist of inap- proacnaoie excellence, we have thousands, who can at least please us with their pro ductions. We have, to be sure, no New. ton; but look at the multiplicity of minds lu.iicu w puuupupnic pursuits, eacn poring on tne lace ol XMature, and occasionally disclosing new and interesting features. If no man towers over his fellows, it may be becau.-e all have to climb higher than the great men of former times did, in order to be conspicuous. Where discovery has been pushed to iui limits, we cannot reasonably expect to have any more discoverers. There are mariners ol as ardent temperament as ooiumous, and as willing to encounter dan gers, but in what direction can these longing geniuses go in quest of a new continent? la maritime discovery, as in many other fields, the work is pretty nearly done. America, the solar system, the principle o gravitation, the laws of chemical affinity, ine Daiioon, the steam engine, and a thou sand other things, can be discovered only once. If physical science hss not got to the end ol its tether, all within the circuit of the tether has been gleaned so marvellous ly bare, that in these latter days we are ir. . i - i leu comparatively little to pick up. Lucky fellows, those Newtons, Keplers, Colum- buses, and W atts. 1 rue in one sense; but let us not be led away by a prevalent tendency to exagger ate the glories of paat times, and despise the present. After making certain allowances as to the absence of such commanding in tellects as that of Shakspeare a man not lor a day, "but lor all time it may be fairly questioned if there ever was any pe- nou oi tne woria s history which so abound ed in men eminent for their talents, respect able lor their aims and acquirements. For anything we can tell, the discoveries to be 1 t.. .i i .. . iubuc uy uieae men ana their successors may be as grand as those of Newton, as useful as those or Watt. Great as has been our advance, we are to all appearance, only on the threshold of knowledge. - All things seem to prognosticate that in a century I Itlal... nence, we snail be looked back to as pig mies in the aits "gatherers of pebble on the shore." The discoveries, the inven tions, the researches of the passing hour are an calculated to convince us that there yet remains a field of inquiry, which ap pears the more boundless as we advance. But, setbng aiude any such hj potheais, and taking matters only as they are, we would be inclined to speak of the present age as relatively myl,,g but coiiloiuptiblc, either in arts or learning. That the individuals who excel do not rise into a distinguished pre-eminence, is accounted for by the fact. der the waterspouts, marked him out as an I with grotesque and wild, though not irapos-1 a fact become proverbial "that the world excellent subject - for the oiwrations of swindlers and banterers. Bj.lies jostled him into the kennel. Hackrwv coachmen splashed him from head to foot. Thieves explored with perfect security the huge pockets of his horseman's coat, while he stood entranced by the splendor of the Lord sible companions, and to gather about her innocent face and pure intentions, associ ates as s'j-ange and incongenial as the grim objects that are about her bed when her his. tory is first foreshadowed. I have a mournful pride in one recollec tion associated with 'Little Nell.' While Mayor s show. Money droppws. sore from she was yet upon her wanderings, not then the cart's tail, introduced themselves to him, concluded, there appeared in a literary jour- ana appearea to mm tne most Honest Inend- nai, an essay ol which she was the pnnci ly gentlemen that he had ever seen. Paint ed womtn, the refuse of Lewkner Lane and Whetstone Park, passed themselves on him for countesses and maids of bailor. If he asked his way to St. James', his informant sent him to Mile End. If he went into a shop, he was instantly discerned to be a fit purchaser of everything that nobody elw would buy, of second-band embroidery. copper rings, and watches that would not go. ii ne rambled into any fashionable coffee house, he became a mark for the insolent derision of fops, and the grave waggery of templars. Enraged and mortified, he soon returned to his mansion, and chere, in the homage of his tenants, and the conversation of his boon companions, found consolation lor the vexations and humiliations which he had undergone. There he once more fel; himself great man; and he saw nothing above him except when st the assizes he took his seat on the bench nesr the judge, or when at the muster of the militia he sa luted the lord lieutenant." pal theme, so earnestly, so eloquently, and tenderly appreciative of her, and of all her shadowy kith and kin, that it would have been inseiuibility in me, if I could have read it without an unusual glow of pleasure and encouragement. Long afterwards, and when 1 had come to know him well, and to see him, stout of heart, going slowly down into his grave, I knew the writer of that es say to be Thomas Hood." Literary World. Lift. The mere lapse of years is not life. To eat and drink and sleep to be exposed to darkness and the light to pace around the mill of habit, and turn the wheel of health; while in life, not exclusively in reference to to make reason our book-keeper and turn s ilAaa .- .A.. a . S u "ww uj great men, at least not till it has lost them. As no man is great to bis valet-de-chambre, so no man is thought much of who may he seen any day walking in the public thoroughfares. It is only when he is dead and buried, and no longer takes a part in common place concerns, that his merits are understood and apprecia tes. Washington, in the midst of his mighty struggles, was aggrieved by a thou sand detractions. Priestly, whom we are now in the habit of looking back to as a great man, was very far from being consid ered great while he lived. Chased from his home by a fanatical mob, and coldly sym pathised with by men of learning, he died an exiie irom tne country which was un worthy of him. It would be tellin a twn- tyimes told tale to go over the histories of "great authors from Homer downwards, who were treated not in the handsomest manner while they were living and pouring lurm uieu ueoiniesa enusions. Unlortunate ly lor men who in some way distinguish themselves in literature, arts, philosophy, or statesmanship, they are usual lv i - i n " uii laipediEneni to- tao rise of-greaMkian, it may be said to coosifrl in a widely diffused ute (or, and habit of criticism, the occa sional unjudgiug severity of which has un fortunately the effect of repressing talent unsupported by ambition. If there be no great statesmen, have the public generally labored to raise men into power in whom they can place unqualified confidence? Perhaps the critics are more faulty than the criticised. In the United States, as we are informed, the more enlightened portion of the coiuuiuuity, from a regard tor their own feeling!!, take no part in politic, and studi ously keep out of place. And in our own country, it is pretty obvious that on similar !;rounds, the "best men" systematically re use to come forward as candidates for of fice. An upright man, with no selfish pur posH in view, does not choose to expose himself to obloquy, or to have his services paid in public ingratitude. Thus a people may lose something by being too quick sighted in detecting errors. A charitable consideration of human infirmities has more than Christisn duty to recommend it: it is the soundest policy. So much for the general influences which tend to repress the growth of "greet men." Let it, however, again be remembered, that in very many instances the check on great ness is independent of external circumstan ces. No individual can expect to travel on the path to fame without getting rubs by the way. The more prominent a man becomes, the more is he exposed to challenge; and it would be well for bim not to mistake the cavilings of the envious, or the morbid grumblings of the habitually discontented, for the expression of a healthful and gener al opinion. The satisfied say nothing: it is only the brawler and busy-body who make themselves heard. Besides and here, per haps, is the pith of the whole matter do the great in skill and intellect always con duct themselves in a way to disarm jealousy, and secure approbation? How frequently men of talent, yielding themselves up to the petty impulses of a restless temperament, are observed to destroy the reputation which admirers are willing to accord, and to which even enemies could not properly, for any length of time, present a feasible opposi tion. In such cases, the would-be-great man is lessjudged of by his talents than his failings. Great in science, literature or art, he is, perhaps, infirm in temper, sensual in indulgence, weak in resolution, imperfect in his moral sense. The world may be cap tious, neglectful; much grievous wrong may sometimes be a consequence of un worth v jealousies; but on the whole, a man's chief enemy is himself. When Horace Vernet suffered the indignity of having his pictures refused admittance to an exhibition in the Louvre, did he fly into a passion, and go and kill himself as an ill-used man? No. Without uttering a word of complaint, he eihibited his productions elsewhpr. ami lived to be at the head of the Fiench school of painting a lesson worth taking by oth ers besides artists. We reneat an & aa w IVV formerly offered sxrsa com r la is; the world flies from ill used men. Go on. true soul! faint not in doing the work before thee; but do it tfuety, and leave the rest to Him who overjihadows us with the wings of His Providence! Remember that the small od- pressions of coteries are but transient, and act with slight effect on the truly great great in sentiment as well as intellect. We are each of us on trial, and if conscious of rectitude, need not fear the verdict of the tribunal. v C fom tub rsBocu or utit si, or okbeta Braatirallr Ka No man. hoarsver degraded, ie utterlr beTead reformatio- SWiiiiy kM Whitt-r. i. ... of his poems, expressed this truiK. "AJL lU Whlu S' 'harmed shore. The first seo his holy hill With daiiaeth smoko-cloade carUin'd o'er Yet knows beneath them evermore, ' The low pale tire ie quivering still; So underneath It cloud of siu. The heart of man retainelh vet. " 1 ... 1 ... I . . vi tie noiy origin; And half qoeauhod aura that never set Dim color of its faded bow. And early beaaty linger there. And o'er its wasted desert blow Faint breathings of its morning air. Oh! uever yet npoa the acroU Of the eiM-stained bat priceless eoul, Hsth hoavea inscribed 'Despair!' Cast not the cloaded gem away. Quench sot the living but dim ray M y brother man, beware ! With thai deep voice which from the skiei Forbade the Patriarch 'a sacrifice, God's angel cries, Forbear ! " A very remarkable instance is related of a parrot belonging to Mr. Brsham of B ro nipt on, which was presented to him K. - I.J ... L L- 1 L . . -v Every admi nidation in the world wheth er it be die executive of the State, or a cor poration board, or a committee, or ao indi vidual "dressed in a little brief authority;" has a greater or less store of dilatory phra ses to which recourse is had for the purpose of answering urgent applications, putting off the impatient, satisfying the clamorous, and giving to all petitioners the impression of unceasing labor in their cause. At the head of these phrase for answering every thing and everybody, the sentence surely de serves to be placed,, "Your business is un der consideration." Admirable phrase! ad mirable for the very vagueness of its delin ileness and the very defioiteoesa of its vague ness. Laconic, tx! as brief as could pos sibly be desired. It is eminently an ad ministrative phrase.- Unparalleled in iu applicability, it adapts itself to everything furnishes a full reply in itself, or an aduiii able backing to ao. objection or excuse accounts for the most protracted delay in any kind of business under the sun is an answer to every question, and the only an swer to some questions. All committee rooms echo with it all council chambers resound with it. It is a sentence, in short, which should be engraved upon the thres hold of all government offices snd the seats of all government officials, in order that, thould the latter be absent, and the (brmer closed, the anxious applicant need not call again for the answer he will most assuredly receive. But the more closely we examine the full bearing and import of this combination of words, the more admirable it must appear to us. An individual inquires, "How is my business going on? and I, an official some where or other, reply, "It is under consid eration." "Under consideration?" Ob serve the satisfactory ambiguousness of the words. Had I said, under my considera tion," or "under any one's consideration," 1 should have reduced it at once to the val ue of the unit; but now, not only am I in cluded, but everybody else who works with me: the entire body of which I am a mem ber, are clearly designated. There is not ing whatever to prevent your imagining the heads of government engaged in the matter; the applicant, if a novice, of course con cludes it at once to be so, and pictures to himself the whole administration engrossed by his memorial, employed upon the means of redressing his grievance, or granting his petition. What can satisfy him if he be not content with every wheel of govern ment turning for him, and for him alone? 'Under consideration." You axe not left a word to say: objection you can make none. Had you been told, "It has been considered," you might naturally have ask ed, "What was the decision?" Or had it been said, "It will be considered" you might request, with all due humility, to be informed at what period it was thought pos sible it might come to your turn to engage the attention of the body to whom your business has been submitted. But it is quite another matter now. The words are. "It is under consideration;" that is to say, at this very moment every effort is being made to do you full jastice, every energy is put forth, every nerve htiung in your behalf; the attention of every one is riveted upon you, and you alone. What more would you have? You stand, with open mouth, com pletely arrested, fixed to the spot by this answer, unable to articulate more at the very utmost than an "Ab!" a little prolonged. it may be and "you can but bow politelv and retire, as fully satisfied as your temper ament or knowledge of the intrinsic value of words permits you to be. "Under consideration." You may have these words repeated to you for twenty years successively; but with what show of reason can you complain of the cool, cautious, de liberate inquiry into everv circumstan nf your case, or of the length of time employ ed in the investigation of your business? What is it you want? That it should -be considered. V ell, and have you not been told that this is precisely what is doing? You have absolutely nothing left to say. I f not completed sooner, it is because it is im possible to proceed more rapidly in doing the thing well. Surely you would not have it slurred over. And you cannot, in con science, require that your esse should be considered oftener than always. Most valuable phrase! What tiresome circumlocutions, what troublesome explana tions, what framing of excuses, are spared by it to authorities in general! Officials may slumber as sweetly on these few words, as in an easy-chair. The Dhram i th. In'r-fkMMii.... i . r n)iK .... . ... . 'in iiL. ly compelled j erfo,,: or a domestic coinage Portly . .. l.harf. H- retu.ned to England, and to rid himself of Lucrrtia M"4 under the care of a mdlae,. P SClB5 & as now to be f. i , c&S"1 stoi,- ..:.T. 10 be in OdbrillH tues of Arria, mieu with stoir fear. Wthe trial. W d opon her naked arms ,0. H-went- hn -I " t flinch! . -r-, . ... was nieJ at tit be in 10 Iu ai with r-iSk -I. J. I - l juuicu anu screariifil co,:rmed a strong d.t,k to8tv U u.fcily incapaLleof k, By,M tiie private nuttrrs .uuusted Ji1 AU dence, by way of trial o-V. ' COt imtolable secrets bv ... l ,r'M as igi.t be zzr:. n to tha er ,.t .i . and. ss mis their wsy back agai Die, Dut lanatic therefore, as ha ble, but fanatical n,, " , w th . - ne Piv lo unit . . . self of Lucretia. After uhe, aWl " pointmtnu, 'e met wiih a U, 'r , fortune, sge, and education the sake of hia strHr,., fcr r'g virtues; aJ w great premature Vih i. . ,IUfr . ' rl,l o I . i (- aci.lt. oh .h V"huu e wa.1 U lill.n ... similar to the diclpli, ha priilf Sabrina. his LdyWd KfiJ the light. At malhr. was congenial to her sorrow,. ,w t about her neglecud ground,. ? L " . T u,ea brok UCill . CQ Are I4 Many Ir-oeo he ..., specious maxims hv. k . , ...vmvb ii, Uie world Vbits i reuitiv iaise. Amnn il, o " -T. IW are not to be I sr,B false. -id iiui iu o caiwtit z chaff.' Whereas the fact often is ihaflt older the bird, the more he Haters aW that he is wort!, cauh,u$.' Uc ;s caught were it orth wh.lc; but yon Jt caught nothing, perhaps, uhen yM k.. got him. Cher! is too viLable t ' cious, to be expended wastefuliy; ufL csuse you are not so silly as to throw der away, he conceives timself to be pioof. As nobody uies to catch h.oi fc, fondly persuades himsrlf that his can n ceeding cunning secures bim from caw, Take me if you can chirp, he; d , dodging about the woods, as though a l,ct of golden vultures were pursuic'h he is quite safe. IU has not the felicity of ing in peril. The young condor, p, even by vulgar appetite, will not do the honor of dining upon biru. H. uui. nessand antiquity -aie suie .uaids He is only not captured, bw-ause titer l noth'rig captivating about Lim. But ii, tj any chance, he Lath a tail-feather k'fci plucking, or a bone worthy the d.siLcion of being picked, then is your olJ til in imminent danger, for you bay ciuk him when you hke with half a pinch u chaff. The tender foillr.g, not an4vl tt the maturity of slyness. ho neter lasted chicken of his own stealing, shall take La without a turtle of hia plunge cuj by pronouncing its dingy brown" to hr i, crimson. What flocks of old birds ftutu-r abuiu , society, all sure that they never stall ht caged, and all safe until a lure is laid lor them! But the longer thev live i, l. chance have they of avoid.ng the uap. ft older they now, the slenderer tie means of escape. The starched matron is fain to put faith in the compliment which, in her day of youlh anj grace, she knew to be nonsense. She is now only half-barkkorue, and can no longer afford to think her eye less brilliant than she is told they are. He must make up by exaggerating what is Irn, for the loss of what is gcie. he is not now in a condition lo call a fine temxi rank flattery; she is obliged to believe a self-defence. If her mirror will not sJuu of this, she has other resources; she has mt counsel, admirable judgment, perfect kuooTt edge of the world. Adm'ie these, aid a dignity which you call Siddonian, lt con fesses that she is yours. You hats only to convert the compliment lo her beauty at twenty, into a tribute to her sagacity at fifty-five. Tell her she is not to be imposed upon, and you impose upon her effectually. Admire her penetration, and you will not find her impenetrable. Dr. W'ayUr.d. a lady who had bestowed great pains in very ottoman of power, the downy pillow teaching- it to talk . Thia l. i I k.. ...... l r f -- - m ..u. Ei.iiLir.iii. ii ii u. urnui rraui-. n. w w iwiirB r. i i .1 ar v- n a. a . . . r i . . i , . o m - umi im.nni Iriend to dine With him One da v. a rut r., DronoaaJ of mlirf;in .-.r.l , - I . . vAfcviauvn EtM-lMU. Omtm ef the CaMnnpt mftht CVrn. ua. . Mr. te rnr sS a 4e J., K latuer.aaa. at. ts.i u -s, - remarked m. Ut 1 itrtto el Ite CraiW Dtllui toetr sae itMcnil la Fletcher's ScornM Laj. BuD a tilursea tanbruet.-! ReUpse, fco.rk ia4 6e-a U SheaweS-i I w.. hire WcWt,.vr. Usances .1 .....: .i ..." Tee CoaTc aSoejee. Foreigners remarked that the coffee house was that which especially distinguished London from all other cities; that the cof. fee house was the Londoner's home, and that those who wished to find a gentleman. commonly asked, not whether he lived in Fleet Street or Chancery Lane, but whether he frequented the Grecian or the Rainbow. Nobody was excluded from these places who laid down his penny at the bar. Yet every rank and profession, and everv shade of religious and political opinion, had its own head quarters. There were houses near St. James' Park where fops congrega. ted, their heads and shoulders covered with Disck or flaxen wigs, not less ample than those which are now worn by the chancel, lor and by the Speaker of the House of Commons. The wig came fiom Paris: and so did the rest of the fine innilflmn'. ornaments, his embroidered coat, his fringed giuvcs, uu uio ibski wmco upneid bis pan taloons. The conversation was in that dia lect which, long after it had ceased to be spoken in fashionable circles, contioued, in the mouth of Lord Foppington, to excite the mirth of theatres. The atmosphere was like that of a perfumer's shop. To bacco, in any other form than that of richly scented snuff was held in abomination. If any clown, ignorant of the usages of the house, called for a pipe, the snuers of the whole assembly, and the short answers of the waiters soon- convinced him that he had better go somewhere else. Nor, indeed, wwuiu n nave naa iar to go. r or, in gen. Thevcliief pecuUaritv of thisdialect was that. in a large class of words, the O was pronounced like A. Thus stork was pronounced Btark, ee VanhrugVa Relapse, ' Lori Sunderland was great roaster of tine court tune, as Roger north cailait. anl Tit... n.i .ru . ... i . .- - . vv.-u 1.1 . ii, i i Diisunrrnrifli.aitu,n.. i t?. - .".v gvuuvuitu. uiauicu, thought into implements of trade this is not life. , In all this, but a poor fraction of the consciousness of humanity is awakened, and the sanctities still slumber, which make it most worth while to be. Knowledge, truth, love, beauty, goodsiess, faith, alone give vitality to the mechanism of existence: the laugh of mirth which vibrates through the heart the tears which freshen the dry wastes within the music which brings childhood back the prayer that calls the future near the doubt which makes us meditate the death which startles us with mystery the , hardships that force us to straggle the anxiety that ends in trust these are the true nourishment of our natu ral being. Minna a nm.aA k..: i .1 m I'uum uailllL' rnsueu in iritt nnn versauon, the guest was startled by a voice proceeding from one corner of the room, calling out in a strong, hearty manner. wmc, aronam, give us a song. Nothing Mil rnriVA fanf almi C I havms wiayla a tv . fV... LI. tT - . a ... a 1 a ' K - bmuh BUtlU wjb aaask omw MliS) m. if IB CI1III K III nniil I1T1 aa I IT . . . 1 e 1 mt uviu u am i 1 Dnidar niinroai mm. mx ir-wav. -, A A.tai r j 1 rriak ir rM n . 'I'k. . I to . a I asafc-w7 mvkk V u iuci U.llV in UClUKtlttaJal ies,or in connection with sectarian T ."j Li' f rr,uest wing repeat- pnrase piaymgso important part in par- fro7 the higher officeV amt er party views. In Great Britain . "M sw. parrot struck ud Iiamentary proceedings to the nthusiaatio i r 7.. i. . ha. much les, ch.nce of n T. tha. fir8t f "God save the king i lmiraUou and gratitude of thos. wh. Lr'L.' for hi. disroverie, in science, orhis e7. wart,,tn the style use of it! I write r for the ingrates who " T? Z" T. 'Z e in art. than a foreigner. Had T.;. 01 ine .sine.r. and "'"2 through. The are unreasonable enough to feel mdi.nnn "7 : "'Zi L V -, g been a professor in a Lnnn iTZr ea w'" bird ws taught, was at its being addressed to them! . ,"7"" " UV 'f W1U uu.1 i - i uaruij lau oi maaing a nappy man, unie, IsasHileo. Men, wbo are called impulsive, are much slandered. Are not the most noble, gener ous actions, which adorn the annals of the world, rt Terrible to this agent? $ Reason is even exalted above impulse; but how falli ble is reason? Is it not often opposed to faith, and does it not lead to the most dan. gerous errors? So far as the boundaries of our experience extend, warm impulse has prompted more good deeds than cold reason. We would sooner trust that man, in whose breast glows the fire of enthus iasm, than him who, cool and collected at all times, seldom acts without suspicion, and uften deliberates till the hour of advantage has passed. Faults, committed without reflection, are certainly more venial then premeditated sin. tie who errs bastily repents sincerely; but the wrong done upon calculation is never willingly repaired. Would that society were more lenient 'x impulse! Even when productive of harm, it is unselfish, and the consequences to which it leads are hurtful to no one so much w to its possessor. Piiv their services or labors, but to a large extent V, ' DTmfm -in subordination to professional and other C.0uId exceed jealous, and tive rity cellenc bi a German University, he would scarcely L. I I ' . 1 . . a . . ' uavc uceu iisiencu io wun tne patience and respect he has been. We should not only have been too familiar with hia name and person, but have been jealous of his repu tation. It is a totally different thing when we have to investigate the pretensions of a man who lives a thousand miles off. He is, then, as respects our own affairs, as good as dead, and is not likely to trouble us. One can make nothing by condemn! no ...l-i. . i-". . . . o mm, wniie it is quite saie to praise him: we can in his case afford to be magnanimously impartial, no man receives such numer ous and cordial testimonials of his high claims to consideration, as he who is going to quit the scene of his labors. Enemies hasten to swear to him an everlasting friend . ij ship. Kivals weep bitter tears that they are to lose so great a luminary from their system. The waitings on such occasions are ever put to good interest. We all know how to be generous when the gener ... t -1 - r i . irauy piaces any oDiect oi aesire trie more surely within our reach. , But more tha judices to cher speak with respect wsy deranges the conclusions. The a . a . V vawua vvwso WUC of improvement, every desire for a new order of things by a few words the true talisman of statu qu "It io under consideration.' And now that it has been itself umfer consideration," who will not thank me for Tmo for Stearftasj. 'If I were to prsy for a taste," says Sir John Herschell, "which would stand me in stead under every variety of circumstance, and be a source of happiness and cheerlul neaa to tne through life, and a shield initial its ills, however things may go amiss, and the world frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading. I speak of it, of com, only as a worldly advantage, aod not in th equally surprising as the performance. The same lady taught it to accost Madame Catalini, when dining with Mr. Braham, that it so alarmed her that she nearlv fell from her chair. On its commencing "RuU Britannia," in a loud and intrenid tAn the enchantress fell on her knees before the bird, expressing in terms of delight her ad miration of its talents. This parrot has only been eouallpit ; talents by one owned by Colonel O'iCeliv of London. On:e upon being asked to sing, it replied, never sing on a Sunday Never mind that, Poll,' the Colonel would say, come give us a song. Ab, excuse tne, have got a cold, it would reply. Don't you hear how hoarse lam? Thl. extraordinary bird could perform the verses entire of "God save the king." words snH music, from beginning to end. When (he Colonel and his narrot were at Brighton one time, the bird was asked to . sing; it answered, can t. Another time it left off in the middle of a tune. nA .0;,l rt j- , . -. -' '" m navm jorgoi. A Marriage Vagary. Tho following extract to from the -Marriage Lookiaf-Glaas," a new hook la tho oresa of Jas. Moaaoa 4. Co., Boston: "Mr. Thomas Day, the well known au thor of 'Sanford and Merton," and a gen- I C i ii. .Q uciuou wi uuuounaea oenevoience and the strictest honor, indulged in the wildest idea? respecting marriage. At the time of his father s death, from whom ho received mn. siderable property, he was only thirteen months old. When he arrived at veara n discretion, he came to the determination of forming his character af.er the antique model of the most virtuous among the Greeks and Romans, scorning to adontth pievailing fashion of wearing powder, &e. Yet, surprising as it may be. tha nrlnrinle. he adopted in early youth, became the rule from which he never swerved in after lilts. "Having paid Lis addresses, when very yojrig. to a somewhst dlthtv la.! U ri i miv. . i r . . . y o--y """ u vy conunu- J aim, ne received a strong antipathy .J.L.." .V.. J"---." wrunr antipathy K . k. . :. .l.u ... ... I " une ior a lew notes, and the nmmi to the then modi f C.m.T- s. " .- - - w w n una: ait have amall ore- k. .i..p.i.- n . r " I r ... .tuuu, anu i dream of it r.nnnr ;n wri hm l j I w " " "F w"o me iuionei naa left off l rormea tne romantic reanlvo nf ir.:.;.. I . - '-"' ish. and it is not usual to Tk. .l .u. . V . I j , , . . 'e'v trainmg a I wmm,,i un .k,- ; ,hm mn,AtJ the i s wi svvsv uu uia utiuiifi ni i me i vonnv aamw wr istat aiba t i r " 01 aperson wbo in any (tocl anj Mi,. lt " '-,C? S PotU-Emoll Uteres nee sinit esse complacency ol loregone nrTfli ,u ram;!. i. .' Lf... , r i ' . . . """P" It civdises the enndm-t of men. and ouier world, in a state v, x " 7ZZ TtZl ,7" ,;TU '"V5 "nu ."?Pl as the them net rema; K.,K.w " mi my vmsn saw, m. uu ' saw i Ljuai wu ww a a aim r iviiib ra napvmna I Vws4M-) SJC1 UiUCaa I harpy i v a . . . inueed, you put into his binds a peneise selection of books. You place him in con tact with the best society in every period of history; with the wisest ami wittiest, with the tenderest, the bravest, and the purest cbarac teis who have adorned humanity; you mske him a denizen of all nations, a contempo rary of all ages. The world has been cre ated for him. It is hardly possible but u. character should take a higher and better tone from the constant hsba of atfociahr; in thought with a class of thinkers, to mj the least of it, above the average of human ity. It is morally impossible,' but thst the manners should take a tinge of good hi eed ing and civilisation from having constantly before our eves the wav in w hich the best informed men have talked and conducted themseh 'es in their intercourse with each other. There is a gentle, but perfectly ir resistible coercion in a balm of reading, well-directed, over the whole tenor of a man's character and conduct, which is not the less effectual because it works inseo-. thing is better Latin fa us suiters shrine or Truth. Alas! how few are there who are pot followers of idols. Each has Us cherished fancy, which he feels bound to combat for in all circumstances; and wo to is no stranger to thi impulsive man, and not l'ie mn who audaciously brings distrust on aotuoin uw mo urs oi sympamy tail irom mB opinions: vv nue mouves so ungracious, his eyes. To friendship he is faithful, and independently of considerations of a stern er and less creditable nature, are permitted to influence the judgment, can we be sur prised that so few living men attain the dis tinction which we ordinarily call "great? for love he would sacrifice both Interest and worldly esteem. Let us be compassionate therefore, to the errors of impulse, while we respect the calm dictates of caution and (prudence. . : . V u said, aon I like U. It wou Id ask Fn, all that it wanted, and apparently with rea son- It was purchased at Bristol for 100 guineas. Some persons who were deai. rous of exhibiting it publicly offered the Colonel 100 guineas a year for the use of it, but he was too much attached to ac cept the offer. Its death was announce In the London Gazette of the 9th of October. flArt W. aa . . tow. it was dissected by Messrs. Ken. nedy and Brooks, who found th muscle. of thelarmyx, which regulate tho voice. in the present age there be any partic considerablx enlarged by exercise. 'So soon as he became of are. ha tJ the hospital for foundling girls at Shrews bury, and having given ample tutlm.;.!. 'fir. - T . . r . v.- oi uia morai conduct, and the most satis factory security for thiur future provision, " w" penuuieu to select two little girls, with the intention of educating them mfter ms own lasiuon. and marrying the one who "hould prove the most miccessful in gaining hi aatMinri anil Ri:.. - ti 91 -"'"' a uey were Doth beauufol; the one he culled Lucretia the Mtu. , i lie more quietly to pursue his own plans, he removed to France, where, during their sickness, and, We seek advice from othsp, oftentimes, not because we do not know what we ougbt to do, but became we do know, snd seek in our advisers a heln for a weak will. Richter. Advice, says Colerice, "is like snow; the softer it falls tho longer it dwells opon and the deeper it sinks into the mind. Modesiy is the only sure bait if you an gle for praise. It is difficult to descend with grace with out seeming to fall. Blair.