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MIDDLEBURY REGISTER, JAJTOAKY 8, 188G.
Vol. LL. TThorI!by u Mck.me pnro her Coatorlft, When he itm a Chlld, ahe cried for Crwtorla, When shs becune Ml, she clnnj to CMtorla, TYTiea aha had Cblldren, sho gTO them Caetorla, W0ED3 OF PEAISE. Dr. James D. Itragg, a drtiggist and physician of tlie old scliool, resiuing at 271 East Main St Itridgcport, Connecti cut, is full of pruisc for Athlophoros. This is what lio has to say : " 1 liavc bcen a residcnt of this city for tcn years and am conversant with tlie pre vailing discascs in this scction. Nonc is so common aa rlienmatism and neuralgia. During tlie fall season 1 havo a btisy practiee with neiiralgia and rhcumatie patienti, and I prcscribc Athlophoros with unpar alellcd success. It is a perfectly safo medicine, and bo puro tliat a baby can takc it." Ono of tho liappicst nien in Mainc now adays is William Sawyer, of "West llamp len, I'enobscot county. Mr. Sawyer isa Imtcher, long and favorably known in his county, and that he lias almndant eanso for liis happinets will appear from tlie fol lowing statement. " I was bick last fall with rhcumatism," lie says, " and a lady sent me word to try Athlophoros. 1 did 80. Whcn I got tho medicine the minibtcr was at my house. At foitr o'clock it took him and two others to get me up ollthe bed. I took the Ath lophoros and in let.3 than two hours ono maii got me off the bed and in ten hours 1 got oll' alone, and in cighteen hours my fever liad all gone. I have recominended the medicine to threc othcrs tliat werc not so badly ofi'as 1 was and it worketl like a charm. I tell tho doctors tliat 1 will bet fifty dollars that I can cure any rhcuma tism fevcr, I don't care how bad, in twenty liours with one bottle of Athlophoros. I am a butcher going aronndi all ovcr the country and I have to tcll this story somc timcs tcn timcs a day. I wouldn't be with out Athlophoros, and carry it with me all the time." " I wi.sh to say a word in praisc of Ath lophoros," says E. J. Flood, of Oxford, Me. " J was'taken with rhcumatism last May and was treated by my family doc tor for somo time without relicf. 1 then tried cvery othcr rhcumatie cure I could hear of with the same result. Some fivo wecks ago I by chance learned of Athlo phoros. I bought a bottle and bcgan tak mg it and in lcsa than twenty-four hours I could walk without a cane and Biifl'ered no pain. I have takcn two bottlcs and to-day 1 am able to do a hard day'swork. I con eidcr it tliegreatest rlieumiiticremcdv cver known. Sincc I have bcen cured I have had a nmnhcr of people come to me to abk what 1 took to cure me. To-day I have had threc ladies from a distance of six milcs to hcar about the grcat remcdy. There are three persons in my villago that are now Ubing it with the happiest rcstilts." Mrs. Charlcs IT. Giflbrd, of Lincoln Con tre, Mc, says : " I cannot express my thanks for tho bcnefit I havo rcceivcd from thcueofone l)ttle of Athlophoros. I inlierited rheu inatism from my mother, wlio suflcred un told agony until lier death. My father Fpent liundrcds of dollars to gct help for lier and found nonc. I have tried many diflerent rcniedics, but ncver got any re lief to siieak of from thcm, except from Athlophoros, which I oan truly say has hclped me. I wish to gct a few more bot tlcs, to that I can let fome of my Miflering friends have some. If vnn rnnnot cct ATHI.OPHOROS of vour druer- glst, wo wHlfend itexpruMi pnld, on reccipt of rcRiilsr prlrc ono uoiinr pcr iniuc. epreier tliat voubiiy it from your dmKfrlst, but If lie hasn'tlt, do not be persunded to try sonicthing rlw, but order nt oucc Irnm us n dlrectcd. ATHLoi'iionos Co., 112 WallStruet, New York. ro.iijnssioxiiits' ivotici:. i:iti- o V c.II. llowkor. Thn undcrsijmed, huviiin bcen uppolntod b; tbo Hon. I'rolmto Court for tlie. DUtriet of A dison, ConimK-donerM, to rcceive, exiiiuln iincl uiljust all eluiins unil lU'iinuicls nt all ner- wons HL'alm-t tlie eHtnte of C. H. Howker. lat of Orwell, in sulcl Dlstrlrt, ileeciiHed, and all claiuis exhiblted In ollwet thereto, lierc'by (iv notk'd tluit we will uieet lor tho purposes aiorc-.ilil, at tlie latu rexKieneo oi kuii cio ceased on tlie '.'Ttli day ol'Januaiyand IRtli iluy oi .fiinu iic.xi, imiu iu o cioex a. iu. iiniii o'cloek. p. in., eaeli of wild dayr, und tlmt td inonths lioin tbo lstli duv of lleeember. A. 1) 1885, li tlie time limited by Mild C'oiut lor nald creunoi'K to pieheiit tneir eiauuH to us lor vx itmiiiation und ullowanee. Dateil ut Orwell, tbiw ilil duy of DeecmlMir, j. Jl, 1N.. 1W.J c. i:. m'sii, It. I). IIAI.I,, iConiB. It. K. W1MTK glIi:itIKF'S S.VJI: (IKOHOK ltUIGUS Kutland County Court, K. W. Svi.vi:sti:ii. ) 1 u""' " J-!VI Notlco Is liereliy Kivcn that I liold an exeeu tion lor eoUeetion lsucd upou a jiiiljriueu rcndered by Kitld court In theabove eutlth cuubo at the Jlarchtermtbereof, A. I).l88.).sal executlon behiK in dumiiKeH f Ji'lJIT uixl emt $'2l.(i'l, and that 1 havo Ievled salil exceutlo tipon a certalu plcce or liureel of lund and ilwelllnR hou.to luul otitliulldlnKs thereon sltu ate aud bcini; iu tbo town of Leicester, Ailill non county, Vermont, aud deHeribed as lol iowh, lo wit Hiiici pareei ot iunci ivnijr nexl t and Moutbcrlv of tbo blnliwav leadini: westei ly lrom I.eleeKtcr.Iiinetlon, xocullcd, and nex to and eaxt. and Houtnerlv ot tlie ntoro nremi. es located u short dlhtance to tho woit of nal lunetlon, now occuplcd by K. I.. Jlatot as More, wild liremlHcM eontalulni; aliout on acre of land moro or less, und that I will. (un lesH said executlon 1k In tbo meantime pald aud satlstied), nell aid preinlhen, or ho mtiuh inereoi as miiy do iieceMwiry to naticty Mild oi' I'cution, lnterest and costn, at Dublic aiictiun Ui tho hlKhcMt blddcr for tlie miiiio at tho sald 8toro of the Hiild .Matot on tbu i'ltli day of Jmi uaiy, A. 1). l88ti, at nino o'clock in tho fore noon. to satlnlv fiild executlon. costH and in teret iu acconlanee with tho provlnlons ol ci.o. i.yj oi uio eH-,ion i.awsot vermoiu, A J. JNVt. Dated this 2id day of Decomber. la. lwl 1). 1'. l'KAKODV, Shcrifr Hutmnd County. STATK Ol' VUItMOXT Iliatrlct of Addlaon, an. lle lt remcmbered, Tliat at a session of the I'robate Court holdeu ut Middlebury, withln und lor said Dlstiict, on tho 18th day of Do cember, A.J). 1885. l'rebent : Hon. L.yman K. Knapp, JihIkc. WhereiiH, fi. N. Wiirren, adniiniNtmtor of tho esuito of Saniuel H. Cook, lato of Orwell, in nald Utbtrlet, deceased, has this day prescnt cil to sald Court his petltion Iu wrltliiB, set. tliiR forth, thut it will bo neecnsury to scll a pait of tho real estato of Biild dcccasel, for tho piiyinent of tho debU und clmrgebof admtnls trutlon; und ulso thut it will bo benctlelal for nll nartlcH lnteroHted thcreln to sell tbu wholo of tho reul eatuto of Hiild ileceused, und thero in maklng uppllcatlon to sald Court for llcense to muko hucIi fale. And Biild S. N. Warran huvlug produccd to sald court tho ussent ln writiiiK ot all tlui lieii.i rcBldliiK ln this Ktnte, lnteri'Htcd ln suld real ostute, It ls ordcred, thut all pcrsons lntcrcsted ln tho oHtuto of vuid deceased, bu notltlud to uppeur bcfora sald Court, ut tho Probuto ollleeln Middlebury, ln Bald District on tlio S5th duy of January, A. D. 1888, at 10 o'clock n. m., by publtcutlon of this order, three weekx nuccoBslvcly pruvlous thuroto, in the Middlebury ItegiBier, a nowa paper printeU at Middlebury utoresutd, to Hhow causo if any they muy liave, why sald llconso ehould not bo Krantod. Iw3 LYMAN E. KNAPP, Judgo. iitcvat'y 2)epartmcnt. Wk bad last week tbo two beautlfnl ldyls, so lllu-dratlvo of New Kngland country llfe i "Tbo Farmcr Sat In hls Kasy Cbalr" and "Italn on the ltoof." Tbu flrst ot tlieso by a Vermontcr, tlie last by a nattvo of Yatcs county, New orkja Kentlenian of llbcral educatlon, tliat hasbeenbotb teaeber, edltor and lawyer. Mr. Klnncy says, "Tho verseH wero wrlttcn wlien wai about twenty ycnrH of ago, and insplrcd loso to tbo rnfterfi of a little stoiy-and a.balf amo bouse." Hc sent tlieni to tbo Columbian tClnclnnatl, whoso edltor, Enicrson lleiinett, throw tbem in tbo wasto lmnkct, wbcrc tlie publlsber of tho paper, Mr. 1'enroso .lonos, hapiicncd to llnd thcm. IIo wanted to know liy tbey wcro put thero and ordcred them publlshcd. Thcy were soon publlslied all over tho world, anil havo bcen set to tnuslc by va- rloiiM eomposers. Tho llncR from riocthcaro of that cxqitlslto moiild in whleh all tho thoutrhts of this frreat poet aro east. Goethe'R stand point Is always one of vast comprebenslon, and hls llnes forinod with lnllnlte Bklll. Tho I.ltcrary Departnient for this week will opcn with a nong, nftur whlch will follow a seeond chaptef of the AlclbladeH, and, as an ollVet to thlnkliiK of such a nerlous and exalted itvlo, we Inttodiico soveral pasnatrcn from the iilinltable I)on Qulxote, in wbleh tbo lilRhest wlsdom, the greatest humov, and tho inost c.. liiordlnary folly are portrayed. Our souk will bo an old Scoteh one ly .loan- na llalllle, entltlcd "O Swlftly tilyiles the Hon. ny Uoat." lts author was born in ISothwoll, .aimrkshirc, Kcotland, Septeinlier .11, liOZ nd dlcd Kcbruary at, 18.M. The soiik itself 1h dapted from an older, and peihaps stlll llner ouo, that commences: " Oh weel may tho boatlc row, And better may sbe. speed; O weel may the boatle row That wIiih the balrns' bread.M iliss Itatlllo wroto a numbcr of pla.VH.besldes mlsellaneouH pocniM, but peihaps liotliint! prettier is handed down troin lier than thli so.so : O swlftly Rlydcs the bonny boat Just )iatted from tlie sboro; And to the llshcr's eliorus noto Hoft moves tho dtppliiK oar. Tlicro toll-) are bonio with happy chccr, And cver may thcy speed ; That feeblo ai;o and belpmcte denr, And tender balrnles feed. Tlie mcnnald on hcr roek may slng, Tho witeh may weavo hcr ebarm; N'or water sprlte nor eldrlch thlng Tlie bonny boat can hann. It safely bears its nealy sloro ThroiiKh many a stonny galc; Wliilu Joyful sboutH riso from the sbore, Its bomewavil prow to hall. Now, eafc arrlved nu shore, we mect Our frienils with happy chccr; And with the llshers' clionis Rrect All thoHo we liolil inost dcar; With happy chccr tho echoing covc Uepeat1 the clianted note; Ah homeward to ourcot wo inovo Our bonny, bonny boat. CAo.We east our line1 In Ijitro Urty, Our nets are lloatlnf? wide; Our bonny boat with yleldlns sway Itoeks llglitly on tho tide ; And happy prove our dally lot, l.'pon the KUiniiicr M'a, And blest on land our klndly cot, Wliero all our treas-iires be. Continucd. ALCIBIADES. I. rmom of tlie Vialogne. Alclbladcs. Socratcs. Vi.ciniADKS. 5ut Sooratcs, I think that tho Athcnians and tho rest o tho Hclloncs do not ofton advisc as to tho moro ju'.t or unjut ; for they sco no dif- llculty in them, and thoreforo they leave thcm, and consider which courso ofac tion will hc most expodient : for thero is a great diflerenee botwcen justico and ox- ncdicncv. Manv pcrsons have done great wrong and prolitcd liy thcir injus' tice; others have done rightly and suf fcred. SocitATi:.s. Well, but suppoing tli opposition to cxist ovcr so lnueh botwcen the just and tho expedient, you surely d not supposc that you know what Uexpe diont for nianKinu, or whv a tliing is cx pedicnt. Ai.. Why not, Socratos? 3tnt I ai not going to be akcd agaln from whom I loarnod, or how 1 dlscovcr thcm. boc. liataway you have: licn you make a niistake which has bcen alrcady dctccted, you want tohave a new and dill'oront (lciunnstratloii of the mi tako; the old argumont is a worn-out garmont wliich you will no longor put on, but soine ono mnst )roduce anotlu which is clcan and now. Xnw I. without rogarding this sally of yours, shall rc pcat tlio (luestion, lierc uiil you learn and how do you know tho nature of the expedient, and who is your ti'achcr! shall rcsuino all the provious argument! in a word; thcn, as is ohvious, you will bo in tho old dilllculty, and will not Ihi able to show that you know tho expedi ont, eithcr because you learned, or bo causc you dii'overcd lt yourself. Jttit as I perceivo that you are dainty, and disllke the tasto of an argumont whle you have heurd before, I will eiupiire no furthcr into your knowlcdgo of what is expedient, or what is not expedient for the Athcnlan pcoplo, shnply asking, vh do you not explain whether justico orex- pedicncy aro same or dill'crcnt? Anl, if you liko, you may examine me as 1 have examincd you, or, if you pleasc, carry on tho dlscussiou by yourself. Ai.. Itut I am not certain, Socrates, whether I shall bc able to dlscuss tho inatter with you, Soc. Then Imagine, my dear fcllow, that I am tho domus and the eeelesla ; for in tlie ecelesia, too,you will liave to per stiadc nien individually. Ai.. Yca. Soc. And is not tho samo person able to pcrsuade ono individual singly and many indlviduals of the thlngs whlch ho knows. The grammarian, for example, can pcrsuade ono and hc can pcrsuade many about letters? Ah. True. Soc. And about numbcrs, will not tho samo pcrson pcrsuade one and persuado many? Ai.. Ycs. Hoc. And this will bc lie wlio knows nunibcr, or tho nrithiiicticliin. Ar.. Qultc truc. Soc. And cannot you iersttadc on nian nbont that of whieli yon can por snadc nianyV At I snppose that I can. Soc. And that is clcarly what yon know ? Ycs. Soc. And the only diflerenee bctwocn one. who argttcs as wo nrc dolng, and tho orator who is addresslng an assenibly, is that tho ono seoks to pcrsuade u numbcr, iml tho othcr an indivldnal of the sainc thlngs. Vi.. That may bc snpposed. Soc. Well, thcn slnco tho ssuno pcr- on who can pcrsuade n multldudc, can icrsuado indlviduals, try concliwlons up- on mc, and prove to me that the just is not always expedient. Ai.. You take liberties, Socrates. Soc. I shall take tho liberty of prov ing to you tho opposlto of that which you will not prove to mc. Ai,. l'roeeed. Soc. Answcr my ipicstions that is ill. Ai.. Xay, I should like you to bc the speaker. Soc. What, do you not wish to bo pcr- suadcd? Ai.. Certalnly I do. Soc. And can you bo pcrsuadcd bet ter than out of your own inoutli? Ai.. 1 should say not. Soc. Then you shall answcr ; and if you do not hcar tho words, that tho just is the expedient, coming out of your own lips, nevcr believe anothor man agaln. Ai.. Xo, indcod; and answcr I will, for I do not soc how that can do any harm. Soc. I perceive that you are a proph- et : Lot mc bogin by asking whether you allow that iust is somctimes expedient ind somctimes not? Ai.. Yos. Soc. And sometiinos honorable and somctiines not ? Ai.. What do you moan? Soc. I ani asking if you evcr know any one who did what was dishonorable and yct just? Ai.. I ncver did. Soc. All just thlngs are honorable? Ai.. Ycs." Soc. And are honorahle things some timcs good and sonietimcs not good, or are they always good? Al. I rather think, Socrates, that some honorable things are evil. Soc. And are some dishonorable things good ? Ai.. Ycs. Soc. You meau in such a case as the following: In time of war, mon have becn wounded or have dicd in roscuing a coinpanion or kinsnian, whcn othcrs who havo ncglected the dutv of lescuing thein havo escaped in safoty? Ai.. Truc. Soc. And to rcscue anothcr under such circumstanecs is honorable, in re- spcct of the attoinpt to save thoso whom we ought to love; and this is courage? Al. True. Soc. Itut evil in rcspcct of death and woundsV Ai.. Ycs. Soc. And tho courage which is shown iu tho rescue is one thing. and the death anothcr. Ai.. Certalnly. Soc. Thcn thc recue of ono's friends is not honorable, and yct evil in tho samo point of viowV Ai.. Xo. Soc. And yct if honorable, then also good : Will you consider whothor thi may not bo true, for you wcre aeknowl- cdging that tho courage which is shown in tho rcscue is honorahle. Xow is thi courage good or cvil? I.ook nt thn inat ter in this light : which would you rather choo-'o, good or evil? Ai.. (Jood. hoc. And tnc groatest goods you wouldbc iuot rcady to choosc,and would lcastlikc to bc (lcpri ed of them? Ai.. Certalnly. Soc. What TT iuld you say of courage? At what priee would vou be willing to bedoprivcd of courage? Ai.. 1 would rather dio than boa eow ard. Soc. Thcn you think that cowardice is the worst of cvils. Ai.. I do. Soc. As bad as death, I suppose? Ai.. Ycs. Soc. And lifc and courage are the ex tremo opposltcs of death and cowardice? Ai.. Ycs. Soc. And they aro tho qualities which you would most desire to havo, and th othcrs you would Ieast desire? Ai.. Yes. Soc. Is this because you think lifo and courage tho bcst, and death and cow ardice thc worst? Ai.. Yes. Soc. And you would rcgard the res cue of a friend iu battlo as good, iu rc spcct of tho courage whlch is there shown? Al. I should. Soc. Itut evil In rcspcct of thc death whlch ensues? Al. Yes. Soc. Might wo not dcscribo the dif ferent cffects ln this way : You may cali either of them evil in rcspcct of tho evil which 1s the efll'ct, and good In rcspect of the good which is tho effcct of eithcr of them? Al. Yes. Soc. And thoy aro honorable in as far as thcy aro good, and dishonorable Iu as far as they are evil? Al. True. Soc. Thcn whcn you say that tho rcs- cue of a friend in battlc is honorahle and yct cvil, that is ccptlvalent to saying that tho roscuc Is good and yct cvll? in Ah. I bellcve that you aro rlght, Soc- "ates. Soc. Nothlng honorahle rcgarded as iionoraiiie is cvil : nor anvtiiinir uase, rc- gardcd as basc, good. Ai.. Clcarly not. ooc. j-ook ac tno mauer yct onco niorc in a furthcr llght : ho wlio ucts hon- orably acts well? Ai.. Ycs. Soc. And hc who acts well is happy? Ai.. Of coursc. Soc. And ihe happy aro thopc who obtain gooa.' Al. rrue. boc. And thcy obtain good by acting well and honorably? Al. Ycs. Soc. Thcn acting well is a good? Al. Certalnly. Soc. And tho happlness is a good? Al. Yes. Soc. Then thc good and thc honor able aro agaln idcntllled? Al. That Is ovident. Soc. Thcn,aceording to the argument, that which wo llnd to be honorable we shall also llnd to bo good? Al. Certalnly. Soc. And is thc expedient or not? Al. Expedient. Soc. Do you rcmember our admi? slons about the just. AL. les; it 1 am not mistaUcn wo said tliat thoo who aetcd justly niust al so act honorably. Soc And the honorable is the good? Al. Yes. Soc. And tho good is expedient? Al. Ycs. Soc. Then, Alcibiades, the just is cx- pcdient. Al. I should infcr that. Soc. And all this 1 prove out of your own mouth, for I ask and you answcr? iVl. I niust acknowledge tliat you do. SOC. And having acknowlcdgcd tliat the just is the same as the expedient, aro you not (let me ask) prcpared to ridlcule xny one who pretending to understand tlie principlcs of justice and injustice, gets up to advise the noble Atlienians or tho ignoblo rcparethians, that the just may be the evil? Al. Indced, Socrates, I know not what I ani saying. Vcrily, I am in a strange statc, for when you put qupslions to nio 1 am of difTerent minds in succcs- sive instants. Soc. And arc vou not aware of the nature of this perploxity, my friend? Al. indced I am not. Soc. Do you suppose that if some one wcre to ask you whether you havo two cyes or three, or two liands or four, or anything of that sort, you would thcn oe oi uiucrcut niiiuis m successivo m- stants. Al. i ocgin to uistrust mysoit, nut l do not suppoe that I should bo of ditler ont mind-i about that. Soc. You would feel no doubt be causc you know.-' tliat would be tlie case. Al. I suppose so. Soc. And tho reaon why you invol' untarily contradict yourself is clcarly that you are ignorant ? Al. Vcrily likely. Soc. And if you feel this perploxity in answcring about just anil unjut, hon- orable and dishonorable, good and evil, expedient, the reason is tliat you are ig norant of thcm and thoreforo in pcrplexi ty. Is not that clcar? At. I agree. Soc. Itut is this always the case, and is a man nccossarily perplexed about that of whlch he has no knowledgc? Al. Certalnly ho is. Soc. And do you know how to acend into hcaven? Al. Certalnly not Soc. And in this case, too, is your judgnient perplexcd? AL. Xo. Soc. Do you see the reason of thi or shall I tcll you? Al. Tell nio. Soc. The reaon is, that you not only do not know, my friend, but you do not think that you know. Al. What do you nican by that? Soc. Think for yourself; are you Iu any perploxity about thlngs of which you arc ignorant? You know, for cxamplc, that you know nothing about the prepar- ation of food. Al. Very true. Soc. And do you think and perplex yourself about thc preparation of food, or do you leave that tosome one who un- derstands tlie art? Al. Tho latter. Soc. Or, if you are on a voyage, do you bcwilder yourself by eonsidering whctlier the rudder Is to bc drawn in- wards or outwards, or do you leave that for that very purposc. to the pilot, and do nothlng? He did not so well liko those drcadful Al. That would be thc conccrn of tho wounds whlch Don Itelianls gavo and re pilot. ceivcd ; for ho consldercd that all tho art Soc. Thcn you are not perplexed of surgcry could ncver secure hls face about what you do not know, if you and body from bclng strangely dlsllgured know that you do not know It? with scars. However, he hlghly com- Al. I imagine not. mcndcd thc author for coucluding his Soc. Do you see, thcn, that mlstakcs book with a promisc to llnlsh that unfln in lifc and practice are also to bo attrlb- Ishable adventurc; and many times ho uted to tho ignorance whlch has concclt had a desire to put pen to paper, and ofkuowledge? Hterally flnish it himsclf ; which ho had Al. What do yn mean by that, certalnly done, and doubtlcss with good again? bucccss, had not his thoughts bcen whol- Soc. I suppose that wo begln to act ly cngrossed ln much more Importaut when we think that wo know what we deslgns. aro dolng? Al. Yca. Soc. Itut when pcople think that they do not know, they intrust thclr busluesa to others? Ai l cs. SOC. And so thero Is a class of lcnor ant pcrsons who do not mako mlstakcs llfe, becausc thcy trust othcrs 'i Ah. Truc. Soc. Who. thcn. aro tho norsons who ,nakc mlstakcs? Thoy cannot, of coursc. i,n Hmsn whnknnw? Ai,. Certalnly no Soc. Itut if neithcr thoso who knnw. nor t losc wlio know tliat tlinv do not. know, lnakc tnlstakes, thore reinaln only thoso who do not know and thlnk that they know. Ai.. Ycs, only thoso. Soc. Then this is ignorance of the disKrnceful sort whlch is lniscliicvons? Ai,. Ycs Soc. And inost mischcivous and inost disgraceful whcn having to do with tho grcatcst mattcrs? Al. Ityfar. Soc. And can there bo any matters grcater than tho iust, tho honorable, the good aud the expedient ? Al. Certalnly not. Soc. And these, as you wcre saying, are whatpcrplex you Al. Yes. Soc. Jtut if you are perplexcd, then, as the provious argument has shown, you are not only ignorant of tho grcatcst matters, but, being ignorcnt, you fancy that you know them? Al. I fear that you aro riglit. ouu. viiu now sco wiiai iias iiappcucr!,. . 1 1 1 J to you, Aiciniattes I 1 nantiy liko to spcak of your evil case, but as wo are alone, I will : you are livlng, my good friend, in the mot disgraceful stato of ignorance, of which you are convicted, not by nie, but by the argument, and out of your own mouth; this is what makcs you rush into politics bcforo you are edu- catcd. Xcither is your casc singular. Kor 1 might say tlio same of almost all our statesmcn, peihaps with the cxcept- ion of your guardian, Periclcs ( To bc conttnttcd.') LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENT8 OF DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA. CIIAl'TKK I. The Quality and Way of Livlng of Don Qulxote. in a certain villago ln T.a Maneha, in wio Kiuguom oijArragon, or wnicn i can not ronicmhcr the nainc, thero livcd not long ago one of those old-fashloned gentlcincu, who are ncver vvitlioutalancc upon a rack, an old target, a loan horso, and a irreyhound. Hls diet consisted more of bcef than niutton; and with niinecd mcat on most niglits, lcntiles on 1-ridays, and a pigeon extraordlnary on Sundays, lie coiKuniod three-miarters of his rcvenue; tho rcst was laid out in n plush coat, velvot brceches, witli slljiper.- ot tlie same, for holulays; and a stiit of tlio very bcst homcspuu cloth, which he bestowed on himsclf for workinc days His whole fainilv was a houe-keeuer pomcthing turnod of fortv, a nicce not twenty, and a man tliat served him tho house and ln the lleld, and could sad- dle n horso, and handlethe pruning-liook. The master himsclf was nigh llftv vears of ago, of a hale and strong complexion, Iean-bodicd and thin-faced, an'carly riscr, and a lover of hunting. Some say his sirnanie was Quixada, or Quesada (for authors dlller in this partieular) : how- ever wo may reasonably coniocture, he was callcd Quixcda (i. e. lantern-jaws), iiiougn tms conccrns us nut little, pro- vided we keep strictly to the truth in ev- ery point of this liistory. lie it known, tnen, tliat wlien our gontlcman had nothlng to do (which was almost all the year round) ho passcd his time in reading books of knight-crrantry, which ho did with that applicatiou aud dclight, that at last he ln a manner whol ly lelt on nis country sports, anil even tlie care of hi cstatc; nay, ho row so strangely onaniourcd of these ainusc- ments, that lie sold many aeros of land to piirchase books of that kind, bv which nieans he collcctcd as many of thcm a he could; but nonc pleacd him like the works of the faiuous I'clieinoo del Sylva ; for the brilliauey of hi proe, and thoe sntricato cxpressions witli wlueli it is m- terlaccd secmed to him so many pearls of ehiiiiicnce. especially whcn hc eame to rcad tho lovo-addrcsscs and cliallengi many of thcm ln this cxtraordinary style : "The reason of your unrcasonable usago of my reason docs so cnfeeble my reason, that I havo reason to expostulate with y0ur bcautv." And thU, "The sublhne heavens. which with vour divinitv dlvinelv fortifv vou with tho stars. and tlx you tho deserver of the dcsert that Is deserved by your grandeur." These and such-like rhapsodlcs, strange- ly puzzlcd tho poor gentlenian's undcr standing, whilo ho was racklng his braln to uuravel thelr mcaning, whicli Aristotle himsclf could never have found, though hc should have becn raiscd from the dead IIo would oftcn dlspute with the cu- rate of tho parlsh, a man of learning, that had takcn hla degreo nt Glgueim, as to which waa tho bcttcr knlght, Pal- mcrln of England, or Amadls de Gaul; but Mastcr Xieholas, tho barbcr of thc samo town, would say, that nono of them could comparc with tho Knlght of the Stin ; and that If any ono canie near him, lt was certalnly Hon Galaor, thc hrothcrof Amadls de Gaul; for hc was a man of inost commodlous tcmpcr, liei- ther was ho so llnlcal, nor such a win- ning lovcr, as liis brother; and as for courage, lie was not bchlnd lilm. In ftne, hc gave himsclf up so wholly to thc reading of romanccs, that at nlght hc would poro on untll it was day, anil would rcad on all day untll it was nlght ; and thus a world of extraordlnary no- tious, plcked out of hls books, crowdcd Into hls Iniagluation; now hls hcad was full of nothlng but cnchaiitincnts, quar- rels, battles, challongcs, wounds, coni plalnts, lovc-passages, tormonts, and abundance of absurd impossibllitles; in so niucli that all the fablcs sind fantas tical talcs which lie road secemcd to him now as true as the inost authcntlc hito t ics. Hc would say, that tho Cid I'uy dias was a vcry brave knlght, but not worthy to stand in compotltion with the Knlght of the fturning-sword, who with a slngle back-stroke would cut sundcr two tiercc and inlghty giants. Jie likcd yet bottcr ltcrnardo del C'arpio, who, at Uoneesvallcs, deprived of lifo tho en clianted Orlando, having llfted lihn from the ground, and choked him in the air, as Tlercules did Autteus. tho son of the- . , As for tlie giaiit Morgantu, hc always spoke very clvil things of him; for among that monstrous brood, who wcre over intolcrably proud and insolent, he alone behaved himself like a clvll aud woll-brcd )erson. Itut of all nien iu tlie world he ad- mired IJinaldo of Montalban, and partic ularly his carrying away the idol of Ma liomet, whlch was all massy gold, as tho liistory says; whilo ho so hatod tliat traitor Gallalon, that for tho ploasuro of kicklng him handsomely, he would have given up his housckeepcr, nay and his, neice into the bargaiu. Having thus coiifueed liis understand ing, he unluckily stumbled ti)on tlie od dcst fancy that ever cntcred into a mad man's braln ; for now ho thought it con venlcnt and necessary, as well as for the Increase of his own honor, as the servicc of the publie, to turn knight-errant, aiul roam through the whole world, arnieil cap-a-pie, and mounted on his stced, in quest of advcntures; that thus imitating tliose knight-errants of whom he had road, and following tiicir course of life, redressing all liiauuer of grievanecs, and exposlng himsclf to danger on all oe casion, at last after a hajijiy conclusion of his enterpries, he might purclia'-e ev ciiating honour and rcnown. The flrst thing ho did was to scour u suit of armor tliat had belonged to his great-granilfather, laiu thuo out of in'nul carelessly ruting in a corner ; but when ho had cleaned and repaired it as well as he could, he pereeivod there was a material piece wanting; for, instead of a com plcto helmet, there was only a slngle hcad-piece. However, his iiidiistry sui plied that defect; for with some paste board he made a kind of half-beaver, or vizor, whlch, bcing tltted to the head piecc, made it look like an entire helmet. Then, to know whether it was cutlass proof, ho drew his sword, and tried its edge upon tho pasteboard vizor; but witli tho very flrst stroke ho unluckily undld in a monieut what he had becn a whole week in dolng. He did not like its being broke with so much case, and thcrefore to secure it from the like aecident, he madeitanew, and fcnced it with thiu plates of iron, whleh he llxed on the in sideof it so artillcially, tliat at last hc had reason to bc satisfled with tho ulldi tyof thework; and so without any far tlier expcrinw'iit, ho rcsolved it should pass to all intents and purposes for a full and sulllcient helmet. The next moment he wcnt to vicw his horse, whoe bones stuck out like the corners of a Spanish real, being a worse jade than Gonela's, qul titntum pellte it own fult however, his master thought that nclthpr Alexander's Iiueeiihalits nor the Cid's Itavieea could beeoinpared witli hiin. Hc was four days eonsidering: what name to givo hini : for as he argticil with hiniself, there was no reason that a horse bestrid by so famous a knlght, and withal so exeellent iu himself, hould not be distiiigitishcd by a partieular name; so, after many naines which hc deviscd, rcjeeted, changed, liked, dislikcd, aiul pitchcd upon agaln, he conchided to call him Itozinautc. Having thus given hls horse a name, he thought of choosing ono for himself; aud having seriously pondered on thc inatter olght whole days more, at last he dctcrmined to call himsclf Don Quix ote. Whence the author of this liistory draws this inference, that his right nanie was Qulxada, and not Quesada, as others obstluately pretcnd. Andobserving that the valiant Amadls, not satlslied with tle bare appcllation of Amadls, added to it the name of his country, that it might grow moro famous by his cxplolts, and so styled himsclf Amadis do Gaul ; so hc liko a true lover of hia native soil, rc solved to call himself Don Quixoto do la Maneha ; whlch addltion, to hls thlnklng, deuotcd very plainly his parentago and country, and consequently would tlx: a lastlng honour on that part of tho world. And now, hls armour being scoured, hls head-plcco hnprovcd to a helmet, hls horse and himself now named, he per celved ho wanted nothlng but a lady, on whom ho might bestow the emplre of his heart; for ho was sensiblo that a kulght errant without a mlatrcss waa a trco without cltlior fruit or leaves, aud a body