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SATUltD \V EVENING, NOYKMIIKU 10, 1827. '’•The. Itorld's deceived by Ornament S’ The truth of this remurk seems to be admit ted in every station of life. To dazzle the eye is the paramount object of the fair damsel as well as of the man of trade. The merchant has .often found the advantage of gaily decorated shelves, and even printers begin to study orna ment, to captivate the optic sense of their pa trons. Thus it is, that every new publication vaunts forth its ornaments, and promises fre quent gratifications of that sort. For our own part, tVe do not rely upon such resources to in crease our patronage. We were of opinion that appeals to the judgment were more appropriate, and hence it is that, in weaving garlands for the fair, we have chosen to abstain from tinsel and mere outward show. Let those, then, who think lightly of the capacity of their readers, labour to please the eye—we are content to believe that our humble sheet, like that sex for which it is principally intended, is, “ When unadorned, adorned the most.” In Baltimore the ladies bold an annual fair for the benefit of female orphan children. At this fair are seen vast collections of useful and fancy articles,prepared by the ladies themselves, and offered for sale. This method of un locking tiie coffers of crusty and misanthropic old bachelors, who often become purchasers, is a laudable one; and the fund thus acquired is considerable. It dispels sorrow from many a heart, diffuses plenty to the destitute, and se cures “ for helpless orphans sound moral prin ciples and plain useful instruction, enables them to preserve a good moral character, and to ob tain an honest livelihood.” These ladies de serve—no, no, they have their reward, flowing in rich streams of joy round their noble hearts.— Let those who wish to be equally happy, follow the example. Time.—IIoiv lightly estimated are the fleet ing hours' eeks are consumed in busy pre parations lor a gala-dav, while even hours are grudged to the service of Heaven. Ask a mo dern I. ir-one, il she has read a work teeming with instruction, and vou will probably bean •severed—•' Really, 1 have not—-the constant round of entertainments which we've had, and . umerous visits which 1 have had to reci procate, have so engrossed my time, that I have not had a moment to spare." Is a rout an ! liounced?—mark what a bustle!—what a pomp 1 of preparation!—A month, probably,is employ- | sd in fitting up the most fasciuating decorations for the person, while the rich soil of the mind is left uncultured and sterile.— And what avails all this labor, this anxiety, and this zeal to look wellThe time arrives—the scenes are hurri ed through, and the pleasures are found unsub stantial and evanescent! What reflections fo! low ? Why, tb.tt the object of all this toil to please the eyes of others, has only been “ Kxposed, the short lived pageant of a day, To painted flies, or glittering fops a prey.” THE MS9LE1T. Chance.—I am old enough (says Smollett in a letter to his friend Garrick) to have seen and observed that «jc arc all the playthings of for- i tune, and that it depends on something as in j significant and precarious as the tossing up of a | half-penny, whether a tnun rises to affluence i and honors, or continues to his dying day strug gling with the difficulties and disgrace of life. Ai.Lr.ooniKs.—Every fly and every peb ble, and every flower, are tutors in the great school of nature, to instruct the mind and improve the heart. The four elements are I the four volumes, in which all Iter works are j written. /! Human destiny is a nut, of which life is the shell, ami reputation the kernel : crack it gently, and you enjoy its whole value, entire and at once ;—but ('pen it roughly, and ten to one you break the shell. 01 bruise i the kernel, or reduce the whole into one useless compound. DANCING. The \ irginia Visitor contains a commu nication, under the classical signature of " Achoreuon,” denouncing the amusement of dancing. There are strange distinctions made in this world between different kinds of exercise. No one, we believe. has yet discovered any immorality in skating or running for exercise, but as the age becomes more relined, we shall probably have moral laws passed against these amusements also. Is there any immorality in a man’s jump ing over a fence twenty times pour passer /elans—we presume not; take away the fence then, and let the man jump away as much as before :—is this wicked ? Are the muscles unprincipled and the feet immoral? No. Let this motion be performed with ease and grace—do they render wicked what was before innocent? But then the fiddle—what can be said in apology for the fiddle ? To be sure there is nothing unprincipled in the (lowing mane of a noble steed, but pluck the hairs from that mane, and weave them into strings for the fiddle bow, and lol they become in struments of evil. The case then appears to stand thus—a man may hop, skip, jump, or run, without music, and no harm is done —but if he do this gracefully, and keep time with the notes of the fiddle, lie is guil ty of abomination. But when the fair and ■young assemble, in the cheerfulness of in nocence, and "mix in the mazy dance,” which gives elasticity to the form, aud rosy health to the cheeks, they offend against the laws of morality. This is the only inference to be drawn ; for if jumping and hopping be wicked in themselves, frogs and grass hoppers are in a bad way. So much for dancing.—[iV. Y. Courier. Steps retraced.—Catharine de Medici* made a vow, tliat it some concern she liad undertaken terminated successfully, site would send a pilgrim on foot to Jerusalem, and that at every three steps lie advanced, lie should go one back. It was doubtful whether there could be found a man suiii cicntly strong and patient to walk, and go back one step every third. A citizen of \ erberie. who was a merchant, otfered to accomplish the queen's vow most scrupu lously, ami her majesty promised him an adequate recompense. The queen was well assured bv constant inquiries that he Iultilled her engagement with exactness, and on his return, he received a considera ble sum of money, and was ennobled. Ilis descendants preserved bis arms, blit they degenerated from their nobility by resum ing the commerce which their ancestor quitted. SIMPLICITY IN DRESS. Dean Swift and the Farmer's 111fc.— The celebrated Dean Swift bad been so highly pleased with the conversation and deportment of a farmer’s w ife, near Dublin, that he invited himself to dine at her house, and sent her notice of the time. The trial was rather too hard for her prudence.— Klated with the, idea of entertaining a guest whose company was courted by the first no bility ot the realm, she dressed herself as fine as her fingers could make her, anil in this rich attire received the dean with state ly ceremony. He in his turn made his pm found obeisance, and then instantly inquir ed for the farmer’s wife. “ 1 am she! pray, sir, don’t you know me ?” “ You! no ma dam, [ won’t be tricked ; the fanner’s wife that I am cotne to see is a plain woman, but you look like a duchess.” Her excellent sense made her understand the hint, and her excellent humour made her take it in good part. She withdrew, changed her dress, and returned in a plain robe—"‘All, 'tis she!” joyfully exclaimed the dean, “this is the very woman l am come to see, and I expect to be very happy in her company.” Husband's authority to correct his Wife.— The authority which the husband has some times claimed, under the law, to inflict car poral chastisement upon his wife, seems not to have been given bv the Hindus.— Their code contains the following beautiful maxim—‘• S11 ike not, even with a blossom. a wife guilty of a hundred faults.” New classification.—A married lady, al luding in conversation to the 148th psalm, observed, that while "voting men and mai dens, old men and children," were express ly mentioned, not a word was said about married women. \n old clergyman, whom she was addressing, assured her that they had not been omitted, and that she would find them included in one of the preceding verses, under the description of vapours and storms.