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■sday \>y IVII.I.IAM A. ME XD EN HAI. I., No. 81 , Market-st. (three doors above the Farmer's Bank,)—where Subscriptions, Jobs and Advertisements, will be gratefully received.
No. 4.
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ind when weeping, oppress'd at the sad recol
lection I
That all that was lovely, proud death dal as
sail; .
"or chill 's the bosom once warm w.l ; attention,
And bush d is its throb uuatli the clod ol thr
v »le— j
And when wandering, bereft of a home once cn
Whose mem'ry so mournfully twines round
theheart; ,
fhSlefriendless and lone, each sweet solace la-1
wont to im-:
And the sensitive bosom isshvliiking away ;
From the cold touch of p„v, „„feelingly k ml i
hat. increases the anguish it se-ks to allay,
Aid mangles the heart it en leavers to haul;
h, w iien struggling the spirit in sorrows like ,
these, . :
How sweet is the thought of that Heavenly
rest! I
low ardent the wish forthat blessfn release
In tlie world of the happy, the holy, the blest! ,

Mien weary and worn in this bleak worl.l of sor
And gone are tlie joys that our early y
nd dark is to-day, and more dark seems the
For hope o'i
ml failed in gloom are the bright glowing co
lors ' , :
That painted the future when fancy was . ,
*i* the dawning no promise can j
ht hot too clearly d'.scovors
n a'se that so hrilliantly shone; '
Aivl -calityV- 'he
The vision \va
meut h tr
That such halm to the spirit
know not whether I.
A deeper witchery from his wing'
Than falls, sweet Power of Song', from thine.
But, ah! tlie wreath that binds thy shrine,
TWijçh seemingly all bloom and li^ht,
Hides thorn and canker, warm and blight»
Planet of wayward destinies,
Thy victims are thy votaries!
Alas' for him whose youthful fire
Is vowed and wasted on the lyre;—
Alas! for him who shall essay
The laurels long 1 and dreary way!
Mocking 1 will greet, neglect will chill.
His spirit's gush, his bosom's thrill/
And, worst of all, that heartless praise
Echoed from what another says,
lie dreams a dream of life and light,
. 7 ml grasps llit! rainbow that appears
Mar all beautiful and bright,
And finds if only form'd of tears .
Ay, let him reach thc goal; let tame
Pour glory's sunlight on his name ;
Get his songsbe on every tongue,
And wealth and honours round him flung;
Then let him show his secret thought;—
Will it not own them dearly bought?
See him in weariness fling down
The golden harp, thc violet crown,
And sigh for all tlie toil, thc care;
The wro.ig that he has had to hear:
Then wish the treasures of his lute
Ilud been, like his own fl'cliugs, mute.
can fling
From the Mariner's Magazine.
On the lone cliff, that hides its savage brow
Within thc brow of each threatening cloud,
I listen'd for thc ship-bell's sound,
The merry seamen's laugh, the labouring oar;
I look'd for vales, with blooming flowrets crown'd; J
But all were fled. The wind blew cold and
No foot-step mark'd a wanderer on thc shore;
The waves with anger rent thc rock below.
Shiv'ring 1 saw the tumbling hark a wreck,
"Sink 'midst the fury of the boiling waves,
Poor hapless sailor's cold untimely graves,
Their knell the sea-bird's melancholy shriek.
Perhaps some female, at. this very hour,
Chill'd bv the grasp of fear, upbraids the wind,
And racks with busy thought the brooding mind.
As on the window beats the midnight show'r.
But half the weld unknown to thought or care,
Secure in costly domes, be hid in sleep,
Deaf to the inoanings of the troubled air,
Or shrieks of death that issue from the deep.
Blighter than polished silver, more valu
able than Peruvian ore, more precious than
thc pearl of the sea, than the diamonds in
the bowels of thc earth, or all tne shining
treasures of the mines of Potosi, is réfuta
tion to a woman.
As the time that is past is gone for ever,
as the word that escapeth thylips, returneth
not again; so is the name of a woman when
it goetli trom her.
Art thou as beautiful as the morning, art
thou comely as the evening, do "strangers
speak thy praise, and thy acquaintance pour
their encomiums on thee? yet thy way is a
narrow path, from
thou wilt never more find it out, thy praises
will be turned into railings, and thy encom
iums into keen reproach.
Art thou placed on an eminence among
the daughters of women, dost sit at the head
of the boards, do crowds of admirers bow
-- ■ -:.u —.vet thou
rhich if thou strayest,
sudden breath of indiscretion, or the strong
ulastofenvy, m.iv cast thee down; so shall
thy fall be that of the falling meteor; thou
shall be despised in the dust, and gazed at
on high no more.
Wuuldst thou preserve this jewel of high
price, let not the boaster, nor the professed
betrayer, come ncav thine bouse.
Encourage nota train of admirers, least
their envy and jealously of each other cast
a|! 0 dium on thy conduct.
y\ s the way ol a man on the ridge of a
| lfmsl ,, t ; le f, ime 0 f a woman among a
crowd of fools, but thé coquette is light of
hMrt dlncet!l alo:»», no wonder, there
she t ;l letli.
Yet affect not to despise temptation; the
prude losetli her good name by the means
she taketli to prevent it.
Keep the appearance ol evil at distance;
for the show of a crime may be as fatal to
thy reputation as the reality of a transgres
the practice;
„or in the observance or rejection ut partie
ular . itesa.nl fonns, wiikh a .nan may use
0 r disuse without prejudice to r. al v utile in
himself or others; nor in a ze alous attaeli
nient to, or i.igry uunov.mce ol. this sect, or
jth ,t cliurch, ill which, as in most other heul.s,
t , arc some t ires mid sonic wheat; out in
SI)I p,,thing more excellent mu divine. I h it
in a word, istnre religion winch m ikes a
good man; which renders one pions towards
his Go l, conformed to the patron of his Ü .v
i our, Ixuievolcnt to his fellow men, hu utile
in his temper and manners, peaceable in so
c iety. just ii th : treatment of all, conde
seeiuling in cases of .difference, strict io t:» -
government of Uimsvdf, patient in adversity,
land ittmtive to his luty in nil contliti n-,
and relations in life. When von sec sueh a
i character, you may believe .el.gion is the. •
W hen you hml this to be your ch .racier, you
may believe that wisdom Has entered you,
, heart, . , .
: 'Y.m are to distingmsn between ni l unt■ ,
error, and embrace til- one and r-j-U tilt J
I other. But never lay great weight on thing .
which Have no relation to practice; nor m..k •
, light nt s null things, winch are immediate
ly comv.'Ctc* 1 with :laty. It you see a m in
eek, humble, peaceable, sober and benev
ok-iit, careful to practise piety lumseli. j
and to promote it unoiig others; you mu
tiiink Hi .11 religious, thougli you suppose
him to have adopted some groundless pin- |
ions. It von see one contentious about re
ligion, condemning all who think m t as lie |
does, busy in sowing tlie seeds of discord, j
and in causing divisions among brethren, and i
more zealous to make firoselyte* to his own '
| /tarty and o/ujjfcii.thnn to in tk ■ good men of
\hie firoselytea-, whatever you may think <d
his heart, you will at last conclude that his
zeal is not according to knowledge.
'IMift.in 1 r
, l|u , „.j.j,,,
ni of t 'i ' Eev. Dr. Lathrop,
t Siir.ii^iiel.l, M.t is.
insist in litre niceties
, whic \ ne.i vT influ
I'xtrae» from a c
late of V •
ot ci
ence the 1»'
Ll't Ilf >1*
_ I
We heir Demission to recommend the fol- |
• . ..vre'lcnt re-nuri-s to the re uler's 1
...' We lnve not 'iidilish- i
pa ic .. a i .a . '. . . j ' '. I
eel any tiling tor n »i g um ., ' u cn, 11 j
lnweu tue ettvi.t l is t.a . • !•
ductive ot so much Happiness to turn. |
Burton has writtofi--a celebrated work on !
the Anatonat of Melancholy. Why cannot
we have a parallel treatise on cheerfulness* j
A cheerful temper is the greatest bless
iirr in the world. I
It was such a temper, which views everv I
object on its brightest side that David
Hnrae ..roinmnced to be worth a thousand |
nmi'ids'i year
The firings of happiness and misery re
poy Uo is apt to think !
When a' man is miserable, he !
e the same of all others, j
J all others so.
is disposed to he
side more in the mind than any where else.
.* man sav 'how warm it is to
You hear
diiv* another 'how cold it is.* The temper
ature is tlie same—the men only are differ
When a man i
It is very amusing to hear the same m in
suv yesterday, 'how hard thc times are*—
and to-duv, 'the times are easier.* The only ,
re .son Is. they urc harder or cusi.-r as re
I desto himself.—Yesterday, be wastlum.ed.
or was puzzled t.. take up his note-to-duv
h~ uas mouev in his pocket an I may laugh
. 1
it the world.
When a man's head turns round, he cou
reives every thing around him to be tun.
' "
There is n jaundice of the mind, which
causes everv 1 lea to assume its yellow hue.
If a cheerful tv npnr he worth a thousand
a year, the cheapest way to be happy, the
easiest way to be rich, is to have such a
many indulgences, luxuries, and
conveniencies couid we dispense with, if we
only blessed with this temper. It is
meat and drink and clothing. A man with
it is happier when clothed in rags than tlie
discontented Grcesus, who is arrayed in pnr
It is money in bank ton
pie and fine linen.
man_for though lie may have little money,
lie does not want much,
most of every thing lie has.
economist, for lie economises all the means
Therefore, instead oftclliiig your sqn "get
mouev, get money," tell him, "be clictiiul .
look tit every thing on the bright side, and
yourself from the ennui which would
He makes the
He is the true
Too much care will turn the young man
And too much care turns the old
to grey,
man to clay.
A cheeriul temper communicates itself to
It drives away from your
11 around you.
devouring ambition, pale-faced avarice, and
the "green-eved monste-." as
' impci ment,
, that cheer
A man
Whether it depends
or habit, or exertion, it is
fulness seldom agrees with luleness.
must be employed—bis mind must be occu
pied to a certain extent by some active pur
suit, or lie becomes dissatisfied, and he preys
upon himself.
"Give me, (said a man the other day in a
fit of spleen) give me something to do, that
I may have something to attend to besides
my sensations. They are painful and cor
roding, and I want something to drown the
sense of them."
Thompson, iu his Seasons, [a very indo
lent man himself] lias advised employment
for the softening the passion of love. Em
fHoy ment , Em/iloyment , Employment, like
the orator's action, is a cure or a relief for
most of the maladies of the mind. They are
many of them giants to appearance; but fling
a stone at them and the monsters die.
"In the city of Kanbalu," says Morco l'olo, ( ,
"is the mint of the Grand Khan, who may J
truly be sail to possess the secret of the al
chvinist, as he lias the art of producmgmo
liey by the following process;-He causes
the bark, to be stripped from those mulber
,-v trees, the leaves of which are used for
reeding silk-worms, and takes trom it that,
thin inner rind which lies between the coai- |
s -r bark and wood of the tree. 1 Ins being i
steeped and afterwards pounded in a mor
■ ir . until reduced to pulp, is made into paper
in resembling in substance that which is manu
it faclur d from cotton, but quite b'utck. \\ hen
a ready for use, he h is it cut into pieces of
, nancy of different sizes, nearly square, but
somewhat longer than they are wide. Ol
tiu-se, the smallest pass for a denier tour
noise; the next in size, for a Venetian sil
V er grout; others for two, five and ten
- .pouts: others for one, two, three, and as far
l3t ea bes nits of gold. The coinage of this
paper money is authenticated with as much
a form and ceremony as if it were actually of
pure go'd or silver; for to each note a num
her of'fleer*, 4/,really appointed , not only
sCnb e ( W njmr* out aftx
. ntso, und when this has been regularly done
, by the whoit of them, the principal officer
J depot d by ms Majesty having dipped into
. Vermillion the Royal heal committed to lus j
• custody, stamps with it the piece of paper,
s0 that the tor n of the seal, tinge 1 with the
in v«^rm'llion, rt-m iins im;)resse l upon it» i>}' ]
.viiicli it receives full authenticity as current j
j m me,, </nrf the act of counterfeiting it, is ,
/'! fliehet! us a capital offence. When t'.ius.
enoe I in urge quantities this paper curren- I
| rv ls circulated in every part of ills Majcs- ,
re- tv's dominions; nor dare any person, at the i
lie | pVril of his life, refuse it in" payment. A" I
j |,, 3 subjects receive it, without hesitation.be- I
and i cause wherever their business nny Call them j
' they can dispose of it again in the purchase j
of 0 f .ncrcliaiidize they may have occasion for
<d —such as pearls, jewels, gold, or silver.
his j With it, iu short, every article may be pro
j cured." The only material difference be
I .ween uc jiapcr y siii si> i ay am
fol- | tU , C !' appears to ben the procès, ot
1 1 le papci. In laitaty the Khan
i c ,uses tile trees to be stripped ot their bark,
'. I and converts the rind into paper; m otuer
j places it was the custom ot the Chancellor
of the Exchequer to strip the people, and
| the bank turned their rags into notes.
j -
on ! Odysseus'* Cave —Ur. Howe, who went
fi' n m Boston a few months since, to join the
j Greek army, gives the following description
P f .V.Vf *' n S ular r efeat. _
I Ibisc ive or castle, is one of tue great
I '' st furiosities in the world: it is a cave in
ithe air, it I may so call ft. 1 he only way ot
| «ccess to the mouth of it. is by as
cen.ling n precipice ol 200 tvet, by tour lad
re- ? 110 , °f which is drawn up before the
1 other is letdown. 1 he interior will hold a
small body of troops very conveniently.
Ulvaseus had stocked it with amunition anil
ons for 10 y ■ trs. It is absolutely im
-j pregnable, the entrance being so formed
think ! 11,1,1 no cannon shot or shell can enter. In
he ! t!,e interior is a fine spring of water, which
j il; is impossible to cut off.
us a cafiital offence. When thu»
i irge quantities this paper curren- i
cy is circulated in every part ot his Majes-,
ty*s dominions; nor^chire any person,^at the |
^ j
only , - . . ...
re temper of the beast; perverse or sociable,
everbearing, stern, or affectionate; cross or
cruel; gentle or severe; pur infirmities, what
laugh ever they are, the kinder pulsations of t ie
heart, thc more wicked emotions of the
cou- mina,
tun.- he will show ,t_whenever lie dares-when
ever lie can, but where can lie shew it more
safely than at honie.where his wife and chil
dren cannot help themselves, and his peo
pie are paid so much a-wcek to bear it. See
him at home, therefore, whoever he may be;
whutever he may be; good or bad; great or
little; if you would know his true value Is
it a pyramid? go near to it, if you would
know its real strength;—it may have been
built of pebbles. Is it a ruin? go near to it
—nearer it may have been richly sculptur
ed; it may be a treasury of ornament. A
man maybe a hypocrite alibi's life before
the public, but no man ever was before his
own family.
AGooil Man among the American Indians,
_With a view to ascertain what were
their ideas of moral excellence, we asked
Wennebca (a Chief) what in their opinion
constituted a good man. He immediately
replied, that in order to be entitled to this
appellation, an Indian ought to be mild in
his manners, affable to all, and particularly
so to his squaw. His hospitality ought to be
boundless; his cabin, as well as all that he
can procure, should be at the disposal of any
one who visits him. Should he recieve pre
sents, he ought to divide them among the
At home it is, and o.ily at ho ne,
the natural man, the real
that we show
If tliere be any bad blood in a fellow
It is
for himself. But what he chiefly considered i
as characteristic of a good man was to be
ild and not quarrelsome when intoxicated,
A good man should keep as many wives as
he can support, for this will enable him to
exteiul liis hospitality more freely than it
lie had but one wife.
rest, and was silent and solemn as the
pulchral shade of death ; and 1, as ' mile I
slowly onward towards the cottage of my
father, through a thick forest of lofty oaks, ;
had fatten into a sort of sober, pleasing mcl- .
ancholy : sudden as thought, it occurred to
me, that a few hundred paces before me,
and directly in my road, an unfoitunate
worshipper of Bacchus had but recently in
a fit of intoxication, been dashed by' bis
horse against a tree and instantly killed |!
My first sensation was one of chilling, sud
den fi-at" But what should I fear? 1 had
( , be fo re rejected und expunged from my
J the ridiculous ghost stories of the ig
nonmt as irrational, unmanly and vulgar,
Y ct in vain did I protest to the stillt.es? of
that I Md not believe a syllable
„f™, ti e ghost storiesthat had ever been
circles of superstition and
iRllorancei sti U my fears diminished very
| litt ) et or rema i n cd in full force, or rose still
i |,jgher. And now my philosophy gained a
temporary ascendency, and now my terrors
prevailed ! In childhood I heard those fool
j sd tales, and in the ignorance of childhood I
) la d then believed those ghostly and terrible
nal . ra tives, and still those impressions of
ear j.. childhood hung around my heart and
ma ,i e me wretched. As I approached the
t j 1 , ea( j e( j spoti a con flict, dreadfully severe,
was carr i ec j èn between my philosophy and j
superstitious fears, but 1 firmly resolved, he j
tlle consequence what it might I would go
0 ii and see whatever might be seen ! I wliis
tied to drown me fears 1 this would not do,
am j j sang as ) ou d as ever I could ; but even
th( . ccho of my voice seemed alarming, and
iu j was silent ! My umlerstailding
stood fast to her philosophy, and declared
against anv fear of any alarming sight, but
my heart cared not for this, but palpitated
us fvcelv as if I had no understanding.
j M y heart declared my head a liar, and
mv hea(1 declared n,y heart a fool ! Still,
however, I rode on, until the dreaded spot
] wa s just before me!—The place was at a
j descent in my way, and I had first to ascend
, ^ . peaked hid before I could apjiroacli or
s „ e . so the foot of tlie fatal tree
I co |,( no t i Je s e cn until I was within a few
, p,, xes 0 f j t _ this point I looked with ea
i j-Q,. fear to'thê soot_involuntary I bore up
I OM the rein andstopped my horse! for, at
I tde pi H ce where the tree stood, nought
j waS ( 0 be scen bu t a whitish object of con
j fused and uncertain shape !_I was ashamed
t0 p.„ back, and afraid to go forward !—But,
f,- u ,U v shame prevailed, and I cautiously
movr fl to the spot ! And now I crowned my
pUiloS!>phy completely triumphant, for the
dreadful object was but the stump of the la
U | tree, which had but just been cut down,
fm- tlie better security of other worthy citi
zens in a tike condition.
A cowardly general who happens to con
quer his f oc , j s almost sure, when there
appears no danger to carry his conquest too
f tll . ; so> j o., ew my boasted philosophy was
virtually beaten ill the contest, yet I felt
| so , n eliow, when I saw tliere was no tlaiigcr,
resolved to convince myself that this w.is
; no t ;j le cuse , a nd to do this by carrying my
victory into the enemy's territory ; so down
-11 gpt n (f my horse, and boldly seated myse'.f
; 01l thc stump which had so alarmed me,
a „j declared myself possessed of no com
mon degree of fortitude to do so. And lon
jj el - had I enjoyed my prou.l triumph of
reason, but for a heavy tread that was heard
a a t the foot of the hill, oil my left, in the
w „od, crushing the dry bush which lay on
tbe ground, and advanced towards the road!
_Again my fortitude began to fail, but ttn-
willing so soon to lose the spoils ot my ra
In tiotiul conquest, mantained my position, hut
, mt without some perturbation,and not with
ou t fixing my eye on the place, from which
the noise proceeded. Still the sound ap
proached, thc footsteps seemed to strike tlie
earth more ami more heavily, until a large
hite Ijotlv that seemed not to touch
It was ten o'clock—the moon was veiled
in murky clouds, and no lone star twinkled j
in tlie firmament. All nature had sunk to :
sse . so tliut the foot of the fatal tree
i Co jq no t fo e secn until I was within a few
pnces 0 f At this point I looked with ea
| gr Cl . f eal . t 0 Hie spot—involuntary I bore up
j on the rein and stopped my horse ! for, at
| Kl t seemed raised off my head! Again the
apparition passed through another transmi
or ^ration, atul now two dreadful fiery balls
Is 'glm-ed on me
hotly, and ice seemed to creep or to congeal
along every vein! And now a dismal noise
it was heard like a bard and heavy inspiration
0 f breath in the desperate struggles of
A death.
Mv whole frame shuddered, and all my
his philosophy fled from my head, and mixed
with the terrified blood as it ran from my
extremities, and rushed 11)1011 my heart,
where philosophy and blood together, sefcm
ed instantly to freeze! And now, as the
breath thus inspired, was poured upon the
stillness of the echoing woods, in a hoarse
and hollow sound, I was going to do, 1 know
not what! But I distinctly recollected what
in I did do! I laughed—and well I might, for
no sooner had 1 fairly heard that dreadful
be sound, than I recognized in it, the lowing of
he an old white cow, which bad liberally coti
any tributed towards my sustenance and comfort,
Herlimbs being black, made herappearto be
the raised above the ground just her length. Her
1 eyes, and my imagination formed the balls
snow w
the ground, appeared, and paused in the
midst of thc road before me. 1 sprang on
my horse, without being conscious of having
changed 111 y position at all, until it was
Again I looked, and the ghostly
form had assumed another shape, and n
large ball of fire, which seemed to answer
as an eve, glared on the sullen gloom of
Everv hair seemed a nerve, and my
done !
Cold chills run over mv
i of hre. Her change of position, made ail her
mysterious transmigrations of shape, and so
on. So here endeth my Ghost story ; only
tending to prove the pernicious tendencies
of a common defect in education ; the les
son, which, perhaps, all Ghost stories, well
examined, would equally teach.
Fop the Witmingtonian.
Ma. Editoii—W hen l declare that I repose
implicit confidence in the virtuous and meritori
ous objects of society, Ido nothing more than pay
I a just tribute to the liberal spirit of our govern
nient which tolerates them. I am willing to be
I )i eV e that the same necessity which created so
ci ety in the infancy of our species, still exists for
; subdivisions; nay, more, that particular societies
. are the wheels and springs and nerves of gener
a l society. Individual efforts m y work much,
and this position is forcibly illustrated by Racnn
and Madame de Staël, styled the ruling minds of
their respective ages; but it is the united exer
tions of many that produce those results which
affect the world at large. I ought not, perhaps,
tobe guilty of a liberality so unqualified, since
some are too sacred to oe entered and examined;
a "<>. truth, may be so, only because, like the
mysteries of the Bona Dea, them ntes are too un
pure and unholy to be scrutinized. Imustre
™ r > however, to my ongmal sentiment, and,
f'>r example, I would not denounce Mason,y. be
»« Emperor has proscribed it, or, becaus«
'Sg:' TSÄre^Ä
vnical truth, that die British Government is bl
dcbtcd.for its omnipotence, to the Opposition,
vet the general principle must partially fail,
' w i, P „ wc test it by the present example of the
United States. " The days of chivalry," it was
said no less pathetically than eloquently, "are
gone"! But I cannot, in continuation with the
alted respect and devoted attachment to woman,
are gone also." This humiliating truth may exist
in some of the empires of the transatlantic world,
j where political convulsions have enlisted all the
j energies of man in the service of a more iron
handed deity than the goddess of love,
timents inspired and nurtured by the courts of
Ç'uvalry and of Honor, changed, on their intro
e"ceof thesTinïtit'urions were our BrUUhancL»
^rs " lebtcd for refinement in manners del a cv
0 f seIlt i^nt a lereism 'at once generous
woman assumed that station for which God tie
ai 3 , ie d her. When female charm* are exerted
oi?the bosom not vet rendered entirely callous
hv too rough a collison with the world, and
beamed on the eye bedimed with sorrow, their
influence is no less active than delightful.
a Whether!receive my destiny from the transport
ed Pythoness, or follow tin-banner ofthcMaid
ot Orleans, I welcome and embrace the one, and
kindle with martial ardour at the inspiring ex
ample of the extraordinary, but unfortunate and
lamented heroine. For my own part, I never
enter the presence of beauty ami virtue, with
out being sensibly transformed; for hen, every
unmanly sentiment, ami every debasing
desert me, and tlie only tenants of my bosom
a T e . a 1,al \ ow ? 1 } [felingaml reverence for that di
vinsty with which they invest their possession.—
Lph then, the days of Ch 'airy and the courts
"Lte'thelemidMo beauty ind'sac afire on" hi
'J t ^ Z ^Snd hofiest' affichons of my 'na
; urCi The preceding observations, Mr. Editor,
were suggested by the subsequent part of my
communication, which I have sent to ybiil, Hoping
that it may afford you a pleaseant moment, and
indulging a further hope, that you will extend
the same liberality to others,
In one of mv ' respirive perambulations',
perhaps such as Horace described himself as en
joyingin the Sabine grove,
The sen
** - et ultra
Terminum curia vagor expedi'us,"
nor will I deny but that if the penultimate verse
were completed it would describe not thc least
delightful occupation of my walk also.—I found
what 1 almost ventured to promise would amus®
you. This walk, Mr. Editor, parrakes of the ro
mantic; and I was not surprised that a member of
such a society, given, Ï suppose, like sir Simon in
Braccbridge-Hull, to solitude and sentimentalism,
had discovered a retreat so much in harmony with
and poetic feelings. Then, as I wa*
rest of our town, on a moss
walking to the
bank, by the margin of a tributary of thc Dtt
brey, where the disconsolate had, no doubt,
been personifying and imploring the sympathy
of surrounding objects, and mingling his tears
with the murmuring streamlet—a place, indeed,
rendered still better calculated, from the vicinity
of a grave-yard, to produce those sensations
which Ossian says are " pleasant, but mournful
to the soul"—here, then, I became possessed of
a 'record*, a copy of which I send you, 'properly
authenticated,' and—' gratis.*
Tlie Court having commenced, the President
was found wanting; hut ss the cause was easily
conjectured, a President pro tempore, was ap
pointed. The first, and indeed, the only resolu
tion offered, or adopted at the Festival of Beau
.y—and, Sir, you have only to recur to the sin
gular title of this particular session, to explain
—it was, that no member should celebrate the
Patroness of the Court of Love, with any tiling
original." Should you, Mr. Editor, deem any
effusion either a little extravagant or executive ;
and should you feel disposed as Menippus was,
when contemplating, in the nether world, tin»
skull-hone of thc beauteous Helen, aufd wonder
ing that a thousand ships should be put In requi
sition from every part of Greece, that Greeks
and the barbarians should have waged an exter
minating war, and that so many cities should
have been hurled from their very foundations,
for her, L would repeat the same answer he
received from
prop in the '
ger ot the gods, when site ' happened' to mis
quote tlie ' interpreter of nature—"you never
saw her," Mr. Editor. This 'record'—and you
''Harry Mercury," as Mrs. Mala
Rirais," nicknamed the messen*
know, Sir, that every record imports
verity, nay, incontrovertible truth-—signifies that
a part of the ceremonies of the Court of Love,
consists of vocal music, and you must know, Sir,
that music has become vastly fashionable, and
has vastly improved withal, since the institution
of tbo Court, Every member, it would veom

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