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Literary Fables. J ran Stated from the Spanish cf Thomas Dh Yriartf., B>j an Inhabitant of Wheeling. fable hi. The Bear, the Monkey, and the Hog. A Bear, with which a Piedmontese 31 is li\ing earns, or rather, begs, Had taken batchelor’s degree1, As dancer on his hinder leg--. One day the Bear ask'd neighbour Pug To give her judgment of his skill; Pug was a judge, and, u ith a shrug, Protested that he danc'd but ill. u III?" why, replied the coxcomb Bear, ;t You must be very hard to please ; r\ hat / have i not a gt iita 1 air? And don’t 1 do the steps with ease?" The Hog, who happen’d to be bv, A nd of another judgment quite, Not able to contain his joy, Grunted out<k bravo!” at the sight. At hearing this, the dancer, now, Settled the matter in his mind, And, with a modcsty-smooth’d brow, Utter’d a language of this kind: 11 The censure which the Monkey p iss’d, Ted me my dancing skill to doubt; But since the Hog applauds, at last, I am convinced 1 must be out. I Accept two lin^s (—T copy them Because I think them brief and terse :) Bad is that work tin- wise condemn, But ii the fools applaud it, worse. The Kose. Translated from the French. owe: t offspring of the tears of morn, Who stealst the Zi phyr’s kisses bland, Whose glories Flora's c >u:t adorn, Quickly thy maiden blush expand. Ah ! no, forbear! one moment stay; N or yet unlold thy fragrant blade/ ooon as those sweets salute the dav, 1 hat youthlul glow is doom’d to fade. F,liza, like tin- flo\v’r that blows, is subject to th< same decree ; Like her thou’it bloom awhile, O Rose/ And oi.c shall wither soon like thi i Then come—lorsahi thy prickly stem, And with V'.y tints hliza dress’* : Thv charms are prrlss, and like them, Unequal?d be th\ happiness. Go-—on Eliza’s bosom die ; Her throne shall thus become thy tomb; Aia .neglected, jealous I Could ask, on earth, no happier doom. Tn some blest moment thou mavst view That breast on which tin blush shall t ide, A sigh thy blushes shall renew— II sighs Eliza’s heart invade. | Love, faithful love, thy leaves shall ply And coax them round her heart to steal; I hi n gladden, not displease her eye, Bedeck her bosom,—not conceal. II some imprudent hand should dare Disturb thv sweet repose ; in scorn, W ith thee my waken’d vengeance bear, And wound inv rival v. ith a thorn. J AQUES. Anecdote. A g' ntlcman th. oil.er day re marked tr> a odur, as a singular fact, that the initials of the name of A, Burr, wer ■ th ;>v ot the t\. ■) greatest conquerors that had e\ i r spread ruin and devasta tion over the face of the earth, to wit, Alexander anti Bonapart.. I: i.-, by n > means singular, retorted his faev nous friend ; they will stand f r the vilest traitor that ever disgraced humanity, Benedict Arnold; but in fact they will stand for Any Body. [Ar. T. Journal.] V NFORTU N ATE G A LI. ANT. A young gcntk man who hod been h It heir to a con sick rable estate, took it into his head th: t it was nee-ssar\, in order to cut a figure tr on the town as a man of pleasure, that he should have an idf.iir of gallantry. He accordin' Iv de termined to write an amorous epistle, in the best stile, to the wife of a reputa ble tradesman, at whose house he had been some time a \ i itor, and where ht had been treated with the greatest po li ten*ss and ii lend ship. A messenger wms dispnt h d w ith the 1« tt r, whi. h co.du i d with a !ai hlul promise to ’■•/ait upon the kulv at 7 o’clock the next evening an h w at w .i h he knew la*.r bus’>and would be ab cut. 1 he Lailv, whose person and m id were i qu.diy amia >k, upon r * c i v> this letter iinr.it lid 1. gave it to m r husband; w’n n, after i njur ing ;> 1 . .utv j ta 1 ;h at tm- content'., it was ; j r . i be I tween t! em that the amort us ^ ntle — _ man should be rewarded according tc bis m rits. At the appointed hour he came, and commenced his amorous suit ie. a theatrical manner, with much grace and spirit, lie was, however soon in terrupted, bv hearing of the husband’s unexpect d arrival. The lady, in an affected irigir, intreated him if he felt for tiic reputationof a woman who loved him, instantly to jump out of the win dow. lie immedi it< iv took a leap, and f-11 into a large cistern of water prepared for his receptio i—His passion bi ing sufficiently cooled, he was permitted to depart; but not without a severe horse whioping bv one of the tradesman’s porter1, and a promise of receiving the saim di :tipl:ne whenever he came there again. Vanity. A wish to be accounted somebody, !• very common among men. Almost all arc anil itious of attaining distinction ; some in one way and some in another, according to the situation in which they happen t > be placed. Among all the scln mes in civilized life, that which to me nr p. ars most disgusting is a haugh tiness of denortm it. 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