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We shall conclude this life with ance that you like him. In one the following lines, written on the there is the semblance of a thoudeath of our Poet :
sand things to be avoided-serviON DR. GOLDSMITH. lity and adulation, if he be above Adieu, sweet Bard ; to each fine feel-you-self importance and an air ing true,
of patronage, if beneath; but Thy virtues many, and thy foibles plain downright hatred is not to
be mistaken ; if it is not altogeThose form'd to charm e'en vicious
ther spirit and independence, it is minds and these With harmless mirth the social soul something very like them, and to please.
may fairly pass for a virtue in Another's woe thy heart could always these cursedly civil times. melt,
If there be any unpleasant feelNone gave more fres-for none more
ing in hatred, it is in the first condeeply felt. Sweet Bard, adieu! thy own harmo- ception ; the subsequent indulgnious lays
ence of it (I do not mean in outHave sculptur'd out thx monument ward action) is one of the most aof praise ;
greeable feelings we possess--"I'm Yesthese survive to time's remotest
sure, ma'am, you'll agree with me, day,
if you reflect for a moment." But While drops the bust, and boastful
friendship is a bore as long as tombs decay. Reader! if number'd in the Muses everit exists—the continual source train,
of those petty uneasinesses which it Go tune the Lyre, and imitate his is truly observed, contribute more strain;
to inbitter life than the most sePut if no Poet thou, reverse the plan, rious misfortunes. · Froin the first Depart in peace, and imitate the man.
pique to the last satisfaction, the
regulations of quarrel are known ACQUAINTANCES.
and defined; so are those of love; (From the New Monthly Magazine.).
but no moral legislator has yet “Let others fear their foes, you be thought it worth his while to reware only of your friends.”
gulate the province of friendship.
Anastasius. It is a mongrel state—a neutral I do not wonder at people being and anarchial sort of territory, like fond of hating, for it is truly a the Isle of Man of old, a refuge much more comfortable feeling in for all the outlaws from more worsociety than its opposite. To tell thy and decided feelings. As a person, either by word or look, long as people remain friends, that you hate him, is easy, and mutual behaviour is a puzzle ; but easily understood; but you must the instant they quarrel, the road find out some more complicated is plain before them, and no one can method of informing an acquaint-beat a loss how to proceed. While
in the several degrees of intimacy, there is no balın in Gilead for men seem to be acting out of na- non-salutation. These canvassers ture-every second step is an of bows are in the first rank of awkwardness or an absurdity. nuisances ; they possess an asto
First come the horrors of intro- nishing ubiquity; you are not safe duction—the anticipated ideas of for having once passed them; face, manner, character, that re- “ again, again, and oft again,”! gularly prove erroneous our own must thy best beaver pay toll at idea of ourselves their idea of us the turning of a corner. There -our's of them—the same com- is a very amusing paper in “ The pared d civil - rather Indicator” upon shaking hands; haughty-he might have done so the writer abets the cordial shake, and so--but no matter. Then the and tells a story of some one's indeparture, and we retrace the in- troducing a fish-slice into the pasterview; how treacherously exact sive hand of an acquaintance by the memory is in noticing every way of rebuke, I have envied the circumstance. While if we want the said fish-slice since, when in ed a name, it would see us hanged the hands of Hibernians and seabefore it would tell us! Then all men, who are both unconscionable the way home, all that day, all in their grasp. that night, the over-consciousness
With ladies, however, it is a of thought sticking in us like pins very agreeable salutation, if it be and needles,
not in the dog-days, not to men“Oh! that the desert were my dwell.. tion the convenience of having ing place,
such a tacit barometer of affection. With one fair spirit for my minister.” As a hint, a hearty shake or loving
But ladies won't go into the squeeze is much better than endesert even to spend the honey- dangering the corns of a mistress moon; and if the fair spirits won't or dirtying her stockings. Though go with us, why we must e'en stay in these cases, as in all others, with them.
moderation should be used; it is It were endless to enumerate extremely awkward to see (as I the various fashions, perplexities, have) a.cornelian ring fly from a and despondencies, attendant on fair hand, owing to the rude prestouching of hats, shaking of hands, sure of an unhandy beau, or by making of bows, and saluting of burying the diamond or garnet in cousins. Some lift the hand to the finger, to produce an exclathe uttermost button of the coat, mation too confessive of the ardour as a kind of half-way house be- of the address. Everyone has tween the breeches-pocket and heard the comical story of two hat-leaf, and if you be short- gentlemen, seated on each side of sighted, will never forgive you ; a lady, each flattering himself that
he possessed the hand of the fair perience in new and more cautiousone, till they convinced one ano- ly managed connections. Friendther of the mutual mistake by ship, I know is looked upon as a squeezing the blood out of their more noble, a more disinterested fingers. But not one of my gen- feeling than love; and ladies, tle readers, I dare say, would be in particular, who know nothing at a loss to recal a similar contre- about it, think it a very romantie tems of his own when a novice in sort of passion between us men. the tender passion ; he had rather Alas ! they have by far too good trust his fingers with the secret an opinion of the lords of the crethan his tongue.
ation :-if they knew, if they There is an ingenious writer in could bring themselves to imathis very Magazine, who
gine, for a moment, the real state “ Has some stout notions on the kiss of the case-but they cannot ing score.”
they would find that there is as I am not at all inclined to agree much selfishness, as many inwith him, being myself a down
significant jealousies in friendship right monosculist. Let the lip
as in love; and that these are ten and the heart go together, butto
times more odious and troublesome, I protest against kissing
being such as no man would be 300 country cousins four times a
mean enough to confess, however year, twice at Christmas and he might be little enough to feel twice at Whitsuntide. It is by and indulge them. far too much of a good thing.
As long as a person is nothing, Such are the vexations and
all these symptoms sleep-the seltroubles ere we enter even the fishness of friends is not awakened. threshold of friendship, and we But when one has obtained the unmay“go farther and speed worse," lucky fortune of having his sonnet as Father O'Leary said to the im- inserted in a Magazine, or his pugner of purgatory. All the
poem lauded in'a 'minor necessary requisites for mingling, Review,-if he have even a Waterwith our fellow-creatures-of se
loo medal, crecy, selfishness, politeness, re
.Or lady such as lovers prize, serve all these we generally learn Have smil'd on him," by having felt the dangerous con- then up spring the little harvest sequences of wanting them. And of jealousies, in those very faces; when we come to cast up the bal- where he, luckless wight, expected ance between the pleasures and the to have fouyd but smiles and coutroubles of intimacy, the latter so gratulations. He is no longer predominate, that we are more in- what he was; as soon as he be. clined to give up the concern al- comés something, his friends be. together, than make use of our ex- come patrons; and then,
103 Farewell the sweet communion of friends.” And the only pleasure
young minds, The pleasant paths of hope essay'd to
left, is in abusing both. gether,
RALPH The subtle wheel of sympathy that
winds Round either heart the wishes of the
FAIR OF MAKARIEFF. other. Poor, pitiful or talentless as he
On the confines of Europe and may be, he will not want some
Asia, and near the Wolga, is sito take pride out of him.” tuated the miserable village of And the moment he finds that he Makarieff, celebrated for the great has made a step in life, he also fair which is held there in July, finds thorns and dissensions beset every year.
For the space of a him. At home, or abroad, in the month, a few poor huts, built on strange or the friendly circle, he a sandy Desert, are replaced by is astonished to see every aspect thousands of shops, erected with altered; there may be more smiles, a promptitude peculiar to the —whether or not, there is certain- Russians. Taverns, coffee-houses, ly more rancour.
a theatre, ball rooms, a crowd of But, unfortunately, the sensi- wooden buildings, painted and tive minds that penetrate with the adorned with exquisite taste, greatest ease into the petty mo- spring up. It is impossible to tives of those around them, and form an idea of the throng of peoconsequently most strongly feel ple of all nations, who flock to repulsiveness of society, are the Makarieff during this time. There very beings who require more we find assembled, for the pur: than any others the
countenance poses of trade, Russians from all and presence of their fellows. 'Tis the provinces of the empire, Tarhard to pass “ the slough of des- tars, Tchouvaches, Tcheremisses, pond” alone. And we are com- Calmoucks, Bucharians, Georgpelled at times to acknowledge, ians, Arme:ians, Persians, and that the cause of the disease is its Hindoos; and besides these, there only remedy. . It is this balance, are Poles, Germans, French, Eng. this suspense, and alternate partak- lish, and even Americans. - Noting itself to each, that harasses withstanding the confusion of cosa the mind, and frets it to morbidi- tumes and languages, the most ty. Each beckons one to it. The perfect order prevails. The riches company of our "d kind which are collected together in a friends,” is often a refure from space of less tban two leagues, are loneliness, and loneliness is always incalculable. The silks of Lyons a refuge from our “d kind and Asia, the furs of Siberia, the
pearls of the East, the wines of ped at an unfinished stone house, France and Greece, the merchan- without a roof, and we were usher. dise of China and Persia, are dis- ed into a kind of cellar. · Though played close to the commonest it was abode of an extremely rich goods, and most ordinary articles. Hindoo, it had no other furniture
The author from whom we have than eighty elegant packages, taken these preliminary remarks, piled one upon the other, against adds the following singular de- the wall, scription : “I had almost forgot," “ Parcels of the most valuable says he, “one of the most remark- shawls are sold without the purable articles of merchandise in chaser seeing any more than the this fair, and, perhaps, the most outside of them; he neither uninteresting to the ladies of Europe. folds nor examines them, and yet Among the precious commodities he is perfectly acquainted with from Asia, which are to be found every shawl, by means of a desat Makarieff, the Cachemere criptive catalogue which the Arshawls indisputably hold the first menian broker, with much diffirank. For several years past, culty, procures from Cachemere. they have been brought in large He, and his witnesses, and brokers, bales. I have seen a shawl for for he sometimes has two, all sit which 8000 rubles were asked, down. He does not, however, say though, according to my taste, it a word ; every thing being managwas better suited to be spread as a ed by the brokers, who go concarpet on the divan of an Indian tinually from him to the seller, prince, than to cover the shoulders whisper in his ear, always taking of a lady.
him to the farthest corner of the “One of my friends, who had apartment. This negociation con, an opportunity of attending as a tinues till the price first asked is witness at the purchase of a parcel so far reduced, thåt the difference of these manufactures, has given between that and the price offered me an account of the transaction, is not too great, so that hopes may which appears to me so curious, be entertained of coming to an that I think the detail will be agreement. The shawls are now amusing.
brought, and the two principals “The conclusion of a bargain begin to negociate. The seller for shawls always takes place be- displays his merchandise, and ex, fore witnesses. Having been ask-tols it highly; the buyer looks uped to attend in that capacity, I on it with contempt, and rapidly went to the fair with the purchaser, compares the numbers and the the other witnesses, and a broker, marks. This being done, the who was an Armenian. We stop- scene becomes animated; the pur