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Farewell, thou great, thou puisant, and thou august Censor—long mayest thou dwell on the Mount from whence cometh many, oh very many, un-Pleasant things; whose criticisms, (alias would be) like the Promethean fire, hath warmed the blood to life, and wrapt you in a new existence; whose composition, like the embrient void opaque, is so transcendently pure ; whose exemsily gratia is far more sublime than that of Homer, whose grammar on a great scale, (as my friend Juniper Tom says,) is vastly superior to any grammar that ever was grammaticalised by any set of grammarians whatever.
his life with in the nuptual state, he is induced thus publicly, altho’ singularly, to announce his intention, and pledges himself to the maidens of this city that he is in earnest.
The advertiser is not what the world would call handsome, nor is he ugly, but passes as a tolerable good looking fellow : is remarkably pleasing in his disposition; regular in his habits, and attentive to his business, and thinks he would make an agreeable companion for a young woman of genteel connections. His object is not beauty, nor money : nor does he want a very ugly woman, and above all, he despises most horribly old maids. A girl from 16 to 20, who is not too sceptical nor too pedandic, but one who is possessed of a tolerable share of understanding, and who would be the same companion in adversity as in fortune, is the girl in which he is in pursuit of.
For the Lady's Miscellany.
vicissiTUDEs of LIFE.
Mankind are prone to consider opulence and grandeur as synonomous with the first enjoyments this world has to bestow, and every effort is made for the purpose of assuming that style of living, which may produce us candidates for a rank in assemblies that are frequented by persons who are pronounced the first people in the village, a town or city. Alas, alas! how erroneous is this calculation : Under the smiling countenance, which to the superficial observer appears the seat of contentment, what woes, what clustering evils may ranklo! The broad laugh, descriptive of such extravagant marks of glee, may be the frantic passion of despair; while those coñtemplative features, where pensive reflection sits enthroned, may be the index of a mind attaining tranquillity by viewing persons and things precisely in that arrangement which will insure complacency. Appearances, it is undeniably true, are not to be trusted; and the experience of every day evinces, that a superb house, rich furniture and splendid equipages, are not always infallible marks of the affluence of their pos£essor.
My friend Pilatiah Carewell, was returning homeward, after a
wearisome journey, taken for the disposal of some articles of traffic, for which his frugality induced him to imagine he could not afford to pay the commissions consequent on committing their sale to other hands. Nearly exhausted by fatigue, he had hardly strength sufficient to urge forward his horse, who appeared equally as dispirited as his rider. He was in an open sleigh, on a very rough road : it was in the inclement month of January, and the rude winds buffeted those locks, which time had plentifully sprinkled with venerable grey. Thus was Carewell circumstanced, when a superb carriage, finished in the highest style, passed rapidly by him : the horses, richly caparisoned, were in a foam; the curtains in front of the carriage were closely drawn; it was attended by two servants, whese livery was perfectly well known to Carewell; and by a glance catch'd at the side glasses, he discovered a gentleman who was a companion of boyish years. They were natives of the same little hamlet, were bred at one school, and began business with similar prospects. But Claudius had left the rural seat of his ancestors, and for many years had figured on a large scale in the metropolis. He began a noted speculator, had dipped deeply in mavigation, and had accounts open with near every capital house in and about the city. Carewell fan| cied the present expedition of
Claudius had for its object a visit of state to his aged parents, who still continued at the village ; and he reflected on the elevated situation to which fortune had raised his quandam school fellow, with sensations tinged with deepening hues of envy,
How partial, thought he, are the dispensations of what we term Providence . From the heur in which I could write man, I have observed a uniform system of economy; the beloved woman, who did me the honor to accept my hand at the altar, has exemplied through her whole life a perfect model of discretion: frugality has been the order of my house; every unnecessary expence has been absolutely precluded, and yet my circumstances are very moderate ; and if I would not leave pennyless those whom I have introduced into being, I am advanced in life, necessiated to continue those exertions, and that rigid observance, that has attended me through my commercial career.
Claudius, on the contrary, entered on the privileges of manhood with marked avidity: he plunged headlong into the stream of pleasure ; he has never been known to deny himself a single indulgence : his buildings are magniñcent, his furniture in the highest style; his town and country houses are crouded with servants; his dress is that of a nobleman ; his equipages are multiplied and
This was a phenomenon that arrested the whole sttention of Carewell; for an officer of justice had never before been known to visit the peaceful hamlet of B. His curiosity urged him forward, and he had no sooner reached his own dwelling, than he learned that Claudius had been taken into custody; just as he was entering the door of that cottage in which he drew his first breath! That his fine estates were all attached, and that it was supposed, upon an eqnal distribution of those possessions which Claudius had so nefariously obtained, his numerous creditors would not receive a single shilling on the pound. Carewell dropped." a tear over the errors and misfortunes of Claudius. He entered his litle parlour—neatness presided— the blazing hearth had received the polish of industry—the kettle boiled for tea—the elbow chair was placed in order, and Amanda,
with open arms and a smile of rapture, welcomed his return. His children too crouded around him, and a little spruce waiting maid, under pretence of arranging the tea apparatus, catched a peep ; while a domestic, grown grey in his service, took the opportunity of replenishing the fire, to hail once more the benign countenance of his master. Carewell seated himself—his hands and eyes were raised to Heaven, and expressions the most extatic burst spontaneously from his lips. Aembleton, July 4.
For the Lady’s Miscellany. * VARIETY.
ORIGINAL AND SELECTED.
A PLA r UPON WORDS.
Says Charles to John, should you take up your residence in such a town, (naming it) you'd scarcely make your bread.
Jack—I hardly think I shall, since I'll not knead it.
Charles What not need
Jack—If I should want it, how could I knead it :
Charles—I do not understand you.
Jack—The fact is, a man must want bread if he need it; and he
cannot want it if he knead it. If he needs it he must want it : if he does not knead it, he shall want it.
Why need he boast his famed in
defendence, since, whether he need
or does not knead bread, yet shall
he want it.
A journeyman weaver named Appleton, on Friday undertook for a trifling wager to eat 36 penny buns and drink two quarts of ale in 40 minutes, at a public house near Long alley, in Moorfields ; he devoured 30 of the buns and drank half the ale in little more than half an hour, but he had by that time become so ill, that he fell from his seat, and was carried to his apartments in Wheelerstreet, Spitalfields, in a state of insensibility. I,ondon fiaft.
Bishof. Taylor—Bishop Taylor once told a lady of his acquaintance, who was neglectful of her son's education—“Madam, if you do not choose to fill your boy's head with something, believe me the Devil will. The Spanish proverb has it, “The devil tempts every man, but an idle man positively tempts the devil.”
-or- bia to Pensacola, with slaves, put into Nassau, N. P. for water and provisions, having been 52 days Out.
By this vessel we have the pleasure to learn, that hopes are revived of Mungo Park's being yet alive. An African had arrived at Senegal from the interior, with intelligence that this celebrated traveller was then in the Bambara nation, a close prisoner: and this account was so far credited as to induce Major Maxwell, the commandant, to fit out a vessel at Goree [the schooner George, Gredit, master, to take the African informant up the Gambia, with promises of due reward, should he be able to bring back a letter or other token from the prisoner, to establish the fact. The schooner had returned before the Bolador sailed, after having landed the African a considerable distance up the river.
CURE FOR THE 2'007”H ACHE.
An eminent apothecary in the vicinity of London, has lately recommended, as an effectual cure for the tooth-ache, the following remedy, which he has been in the habit of using for many years, and out of the number of cases eighttenths have succeeded, viz. to take three table spoon fulls of brandy, adding to it one drahm of camphire, with 30 or 40 drops of laudanum, and then dropping a little upon some lint, and applying it to
the tooth affected, keeping the lint moistened for five minutes, only on the tooth and gum.
The archbishop of Canterbury attended Queen Elizabeth in the last moments of her life. He endeavoured to console her, by saying that she had every thing to hope from the mercy of the Almighty, for her piety, her zeal, and the admirable work of the reformation, which she had so happily established.
The queen, who had turned to the other side of the bed, interrupted the archbishop, by saying, “My Lord, the crown which I wore for many years, made me suf. ficiently vain while I lived. I beg you will not encrease it, while I am so near death.
After this, her respiration failed; she fell into agonies that lasted eighteen hours, and then expired.
BURI) ETTITE COSTUME,
Green coats with gilt buttons, nankeen waistcoats and trowsers, or small clothes, with white silk stockings and gaiters, are beginning to be sported by those who are considered to be the leaders of the Burdettites.