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Be contented with what you have ; and pieces with expressions of extreme delight seek at the same time to make the best im. and admiration. provement of it you can.

Among the nobility who were his admi. Never upbraid any one with his misfor.

rers and patrons, the Earl of Southamp. tunes ; for misfortune is common to all,

ton presented him with the sum of one and no body can see into futurity. thousand pounds sterling ; which, confid.

Do all the good you can to virtuous ering the scarcity and fuperior value of agricultural.

and good men ; for a good office done to money, was a fingular instance of liberal. a man of worth and merit, is a noble ity and homage rendered to genius.

treasure. FROM THE AMERICAN MUSEUM.

In pofTeslion of an elate equal to bis Have a special care how you associate

wants and to his moderate wishes, the with men of the bottle; but be sure, if oc bard returned from London to Stratford, SUN-FLOWER OIL.

casion make you fall in with such com the place of his nativity ; where he spent pany, to withdraw before the liquor gets several of the last years of his life in ease

the better of you ; for he whole mind is and retirement. Irreproachable in his T appears from experiments made overpowered with wine is like the Chari.

morals, and abounding equally with wt formerly in this State, (Pennsylvania,) ot, whose driver is calt out of the box.

and good nature, his company and conthat a bushel of sun-flower seed yields a

Take time to deliberate and advise ; but versation were much courted by the pec. gallon of oil, and that an acre of ground lole no time in executing your delibera ple of distinction in the neighbourhood. planted with the seed, at three feet apart,

tions. It belongs to Heaven to prosper will yield between forty and filty bushels

There is no innocent quality that is our undertakings; but it is our business to of the feed. This oil is as mild as sweet

much needs the constant and vigilant use confider what we do. oil, and is equally agreeable with it in fal.

of prudence, as wit. Shakespeare, in one ! lads, and as a medicine. It may moreo

When you have a mind to advise with

instance, loft a friend by four fatyrical ver be used with advantage in paints, varany one concerning your private affairs,

lines which were the instantaneous efcu. nishes and ointments. From its being I examine well first, how he has managed

fion of his sportive humour. He was in manufačiured in our country, it may al

his own; for he that has been faulty in ihe habits of intimacy with an old gentleman ways be procured and used in a fresh state.

administration of his own concerns, will of the name of John Combe, noted for

never be able to advise well with referThe oil is expressed from the feed in the

his wealth and for his ten per cent, usury, same manner that cold drawn linseed oil is ence to those of others.

It happened one day that in a pleasant cos. obtained from flax seed, and with as little Prefer honest poverty to ill-gotten rich versation among their friends, Mr. Combe trouble. Sweet olive oil sells for fix mil.

inerrily, faid to Shakef peare, “ I fancy lings a quart. Should the oil of the fun.

Enure your body to labour and your

vou intend to write my epitaph, if you flower seed fell for only two thirds of that mind to wisdom.

hould happen to outlive me ; and as I price, the product of an acre of grund,

Imprint this maxim deeply on your

cannot know what might be said of me supposing it to yield only forty buluels of mind, that there is nothing certain in this immediately.” 'Upon which Shakespeare

when dead, I request that you would do it the feed, will be thirty-two pounds, a fum

human and mortal ftate'; by which means far beyond the product of an acre of ground you will fhun being transported with prof.

instantly wrote and gave him these lines. in any kind of grain. The feed is raised

“ Ten in the hundred lies here engravid, with little trouble, and grows in land of || perity, and being dejected with advermoderate fertility:- It may be gathered and lity.”

'Tis a hundred to ten his soul is not say'd :

If any man asketh, who lies in this tomb? shelled, fit for the extraction of the oil, by

Oh! oh! quoth the devil, 'tis my John-a-Combe.” women and children.

The old gentleman was so deeply ftung as iscellany.

by the keenness of the satyre that he nex.

er forgave the poet. agonitorial Department.

FOR THE BALANCE.

Shakespeare died in the year 1616, and

in the 53d of his age. The following is To aid the cause of virtue and religion.

the inscription on his grave stone at StratFURTHEP SKETCHES OF THE IMMORTAL PARD, ford,

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE,
SHORT LESSONS

« Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbear Selccted from the advice of Isocrates to his young

To dig the dust enclosed here : friend and pupil Denonicus ; and conimunicated

N no period of the English hiso Blest be the man that spares these stones, for the Balk.ce.

ry, has genius been so much honoured and And curst be he that moves my bones."

lo bountifully rewarded by the prince and 66 nobility, as in the reign of queen Eliza

In the last century, there was raised to E beth. As the fordid defne of an endless

his memory in Wefiminiter-Abbey, a fu. but not foppilh. accumulation of wealth had not then, as

perb monument, on which is this epitaph Do not cover a supe: fluity of riches, but

taken from his own dramatic piece, called now, enthroned itself in the minds of

peo.

the Tempeft. the ecje rent of a competency; enter. ple generally of the higher ranks of societain a mean cpinion of thole who are con. ty, learning and genius were respected “ The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palues, tinually heaping up wealth, and yet know more than money. The queen herseit The solemn temples, the great globe itself, not how to make use of what they have ; "10 was a ready and a coriect discerner Yea, all which it inherits, shall dissolve, for it lares with these men jaft as it does of merit, honoured and encouraged Shaises

And, like the baseless fabric of a vision," with thole, wh) posleis a fine horse with. peare with her friendihip and patronage;

Leave not a wreck behind." out having the skill to ride liin. and attended the rehearsal of his dramatic

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ces.

Political.

American commerce made it difficult to debts of the states, incurred in the general pronounce which of them was most inimi. defence, which saved several of them from

cal to America, or with which she should | bankruptcy; the funding the national debt, The following is part of the address of the

be first compelled to wage war : the chief which revived public credit; the elablishHon. John Rutledge, of South-Carolina, to his difference between them consisted in this, ment of a national bank, which gave facil constituents, on resigning his seat in Congress. that the French fuperadded infult to inju- | ities to government and to commerce, beIt will be read with pleasure and profit. ry:

fore unexperienced, were all refifted. This state of things demanded the exer

When the French revolution broke FROM THE CHARLESTON COURIER.

cise of the greatest caution mixed with Srm out, and a general war, in Europe, com

ness, by the American government. The pelled the American Government to de. THE termination of the war with Great difficulties and the varied hoftile appearan. cide what conduct it would pursue, PreBritain left chele United States in an ex. ces which threatened our peace ; the strug- lident WASHINGTON, whose penetrating hausted condition. Great debts had been

gles and the ultimate succeís which crown judgment, quickly discerned the true path contracted by Congress, and by the several ed the labors of the adıninistration of Pre. of found policy, issued his proclamation states, and there existed no means of pay fidents WASHINGTON and Adams, are of neutrality, recalling the minds of the ing or providing for them ; public credit known and felt by us all. Our nation a citizens to a due attention of the duties of was totally at an end. Individuals were lone, of all civilized nations, connected a fair neutrality. This wise measure firmequally exhausted, and equally destitute of with France and Great Britain by commer. ly adhered to, preserved our nation, from credit. The States without an efficient cialties, escaped the storm ; and by the wis rashly engaging in the war.-No man of head, crumbling in their weakness, and ur dom of the government enjoyed in troubled sense will now deny this. Yet at that ged by the wants and distrelles of their cit. times, the immense advantage of a great time, it was reprehended in the wildest izens, resorted to instalment and tender

neutral commerce, which enriched our terms of reproach-an association with the laws, to paper money, and other expedients

, people, and extended the national resour. deftinies of France was the great object of which aggravated the evils under which

democratic desires-and the government they laboured. The most gloomy appre During the whole course of things thus was slandered, and almost shaken, for darhenfions began to be entertained for the fate summarily brought to your recollection, ing to negotiate with Great Britain, and of the country. The eminent men who there existed a marked opposition to every to terminate the differences with that nahad planned and effected the revolution important measure which has been ftated. tion by treaty:- In the progress of the were alarmed at this apparent issue of their The adoption of the federal constitution was war, the French, irritated at the refusal of toils and sufferings ; they felt that there ex. resisted with a violence and to a degree America to make a common cause with ifted an imperious necessity to provide a which endangered it. Many visionary | them, committed the most flagrant violaremedy for these evils. A convention of men, who acknowledged the imbecility of tions of treaty, spoiled our commerce, the States was called ; it was filled with the old confederation, were yet afraid to and rejected with scorn the solemn embaf. great and virtuous men. They foon dif trust any government with the powers del Ges Tent to conciliate them. When eve. covered that a national head was wanting ; egated by the new constitution. In

gene. y c fort at negociation failed, and the U. and that nothing short of the formation o ral, however, the imal states had the dif. nited States had almost exhausted the cup an efficient general government, could res. cernment to perceive that it was deeply of humiliation to the dregs, the 'national tore the country to a sound state. They their interest to adopt the constitution ; || [pirit rose, and loudly demanded meaftherefore formed a conftirution or frame of They were weak without it: they would he ures of naval and military preparation, to government, on new principles, combin strong with it. Of this they were senlible,

Of this they were len Gible, ll place the country in a posture of defence, ing the advantages of a confederated repub and accepted the inftrument by great ma and to vindicate the national honor and lic with those of a national government. It jorities in their state conventions. The character. The call was obeyed, and Conwas adopted in the State Conventions, and

case was far different in the great flaies, the gress took measures to equip a navy, to went into operation, in 1789, under Press pride of state sovereignty would be hun form a provisional army, to fortify the deident WASHINGTON. The firlt care of the bled by a fuperintending and controling ferceless Seaports, and to purchale arms new government was to provide for the li. general government. Nor could they and ammunition, and they imposed taxes quidation of the public debt, and the punc brook the equal representation in the Senate neceflary to support these expenditures. tual payment of the interest of it ; to ref. of the United States, which made Delaware They also paffed acis by which dangerous tore public credit, and to secure the found as important as Virginia, New Jeley as strangers lurking in the bosom of the comadminiftration of justice. The success of Pennsylvania, Connecticut as New York. munity might be removed ; and for the the measures then devised and since pursu Many of the eminent men who guided the punislıment of seditious persons. These ed, has been complete ; the nation advan councils of the great states were gulled at acts grew out of the then state of public af. ced with gigantic steps from poverty, dil the reduction of their authority, and exci- |-fairs, and were in unison with the tone tress, weaknels, and degradation, to wealth, ted a fierce opposition to the adoption of of the public mind.------ The immortal character, and greatness. In the mean the initrument which was to produce these WASHINGTON, at that ime retired to time a war broke out in Europe, 11r prece effects ; nor was it adopted in Virginia, Mount Vernon, reflected on these mealdented in its nature, extent and effects. It New-York, and Pennfylvania without ures with a heart ever alive to the public was the interest of the American nation, I mighty struggles, and by very small major welfare, and highly approved them, as ap, and the duty of its government, to avoid ities in the two former. The good which pears by his letier to President ADAMS, of being drawn into the war, and to enjoy the has been obtained by the adoption, is on re July 1798. Yet those who had uncealadvantages of its neutral position. France cord. The evils avoided are incalculable. ingly disapproved every measure of the desired and Great Britain apprehended that Irritated by defeat, those who had oppo government, reprobared them as unnecelthe United States would become a party in fed the acceptance of the constitution, aid. sary, prodigal, and even dangerous to the the war; and no intrigues were spared by ed by some others, who, friendly in the public liberty. the former to seduce or to force them into first instance to that inftrument, had been An opposition so steady, organized, acit. Indeed both the belligerents abused | disappointed in their personal expectations, il tive and virulent could not be withilcod. their rights and their power, and the enor. formed a systematic opposition to the ai! It is wonderful that the federal adminisnous fpoliations committed by both on the il ministration of it. The assumption of the tration flood its ground so long as it did.

Nothing but the wisdom of its measures, It found the disputes with Spain, termin. tory sentiment is forgotten. The conftitu. iis caution and its vigilance, maintained it. ated by the able negociations of Major tion itself is threatened with great altera. All these ultimately were unavailing against | Pinckney ; by which the right to the free tions, tending to restrict the powers of the the continual misrepresentations and flan- | navigation of the Milliflippi was fecured national government, at the expense of the ders which affailed it. The opposition by and strengthened.

{maller, and for the aggrandisement of the flimulating discontents, on the impofition

It found the Indian tribes on our fron.

larger itites. of the new taxes rendered necessary by the tiers repressed and quieted.

What may be the stue of these measures, circumstances of the times ; by infusing

I buni a small army organised, and

is not, perpaps, in hunan wisdom to fore. distrust into the minds of the people; and torming the germ of any force which the

see. Nur is it my desire to alarm your by a thousand arts practised on their cre.

min ls with the apprehensions which lifqındulity, contrived at length to render the public exigencies might require.

et mine. administration unpopular--at the election

It found a navy created, which had ren. of President and Vice-President the federdered substantial service to the nation.

An unavailing resistance has been made

by the members of Congress who had lon al candidates were rejected, and the demo. It found the national debt provided for,

been accustomod to act on the principles cratic candidates were elected ; a majority and in part reduced.

which guided the illuitrious statesmen who was also obtained in the house of represen It found the treasury full, and the public formed the conftitution, and administered tatives of the United States. It happened credit high.

it for twelve years, with so much glory and by a peculiar co-incidence, that this change

It found a people increasing in popula. advantage to ihe nation. But every efl :rt of government took place a short time pre

tion, and a country advancing in prosperi which has been made, has been treatei vious to the termination of the war in Eu

iy, in a manner unexampled in any prece. with scorn, or rejected with contem. rupe. The federalists, whose wisdorn had ding age or nation.

Nor do I see any profpcct that any material at one period saved the United States from

Such is the country, and such is the change will take piace, during the present salhly plunging into that war, were reject.

ftate of things, which the federal adinin adminiftration. Under these circumstan. ed--the democrats, whose counsel would

istration left to their succeflors. It is the ces, I do not feel it incumbent on me to have produced that effect, were elevated

first with of my heart, and the most ar leine remain a reluctant winels of the steps by to power.

prarer of my mind that the democratic at. which the narrow views of a party adminić. It is of prime importance to remark that ministration may fo administer this OV

tration may render the government imbe. the individuals who were chiefly opposed ernment, that they may deliver to their luc. cile at home and degraded abroad. to the adoption of the constitution, or dil cellors, lo fair a country in such high prul. Permit ins, however, before I take my fatisfied with it, were the persoas general- i perity.

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leave of you, to advise you, as you value ly who have also been opposed to ali great

Time alone will decide : But it seems

che welfare of your country and the ielicin measures, which have been found in practo be settled, that if the same end is to be

of your own families, to cherish your aitice to be productiv” of advantages to the

obtained, it ih i!l be by far different means.

tachment to the Constitution, as the grand United States ; and they have licon y with Already great changes have been made,

rement which binds together thele Unite! fome exceptions) the perfons whofe dctiv. ity and violence,

Staes, and which alone can preserve thera contributed chiefly to

and more are contemplated. Already the
mealures calculated io place the country

from ruin, though all the troubles which the change of alminiltration : and that in a respectable state of preparation to re

toreign hoftity, or domestic rage and to.. those men now fill the great fations in the pel hostility from any quarter, are revers

ly, may bring upon them. Let the Coca general government. It is also worthy of

ftitution and the Union be the great obremark that the ableit and most in Quential

ed. The germs of the finall army and
navy created by their predeceffors, are

jects of our affections and of our efforts, men of this description, are from the great mutilated. The foundations laid for le

under all the changes of party, and und ftates which fo reluctantly came in:o the

the most adverse circunstances, and we union under the conftitution. I mean,

curing a revenue above the reach of casio-
alities, are broken up. A death blow has

ihall still be a great, profperous and bapr: Virginia, North-Carolina, Peranfvlvania, and New.York. There are exceptions

been given to the boned independence of people, in spite ofte mi conduct of teta doub:less to these cases, but they are not the Judiciary of the United States, which

porary administrations, the malice of paly

spirit, and the bold interposition of foreiga very numerous. Hw wisely the people parties were bound by the strongest ob.

intrigues or arms. of the United Siates have acted in shus tak. I ligations of patriosiím and duty to have

That our apprehensions may be diffipat. ing tlie government out of the hands of approached with awe, and to have treatthose who formed it, and nursed it, and

ed with veneration, as the only fale asyl. el, that our fondet hopes of the public um for the citizens in the violent conien welfare

may

be realized, and that you, my maintained it in its confi:utional energy, vions of party, to which republics are pe.

friends, iniy partake largely of the puble in order to place it in the hands of those who culiarly expoled.

felicity, is ine fincere prayer your were opposed to its adoption, and who refilted allihe measures calculated to give it The adıniniltration is alinot avowedly a

bliged friend, and obedient servant. full and free operation, is not for an indi. party governinent. None but those of ihe (Signed) vidual to decide. I fubmit to the will of dominapi fect are admitted to aov share in

JOHN RUTLEDGE. my country, and none will rejoice inore public affairs. To be of that feet is the only cordially in its prosperity under any ad road to employment and trust, however un. ministration.

worthy the character, or inferior the talents
of the claimants. . On the other hand, those

FOREIGN On the accession of the present admin. iftration in March, 1801, it found the na

who are out of the pale of that left, howev On the 21st of February, Col. Depard

er elevated by character and by services, with six of his accomplices were exccut tion at peace, but prepared for war.

are rigorously excluded from admillion to ed in London for High Treon. Thic It found the differences which had sub. 'the public employments. Thus is pursi were hung and beheaded, and their hea! filled with Great-Britain amicably adjuft. ed a policy calcula:ed to keep alive party exhibited to the populace. Three oite ed, and the northern pofts surrendered spirit and violent animosities in the com men concerned in the conspiracy bave rol up.

inunity : whilft every liberal and concilia- ll ceived a respite from the king.

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THE CITY ELECTION, On Tuesday laft, resulted more favorably to federalism, than the most sanguine had expected. The increase of federal votes, since last year, has been considerable. Mr. GEISTON obtained the supervisorship, last year, by a majority of only 16 votes, if we mistake not. Considerable exertions were made on both sides, as the democrats had previoully declared in the Bee, that they intended to try their strength at the city ele&tion, preparatory to the couuty election. In trying their strength they have exposed their weakne's ; while the federal citizens have “ convinced the people of the neighboring towns, by an encreased and respectable majority, that Hudson is firm in federalism, notwithstanding all the arts of sham-patriots and political mountebanks.

Be it our

eekly task, To note the passing tidings of the times.

>>>>>>80%««cece Hudson, April 12, 1803.

Number of Votes taken 419. The Spanish government has given permillion for the deposit of provisions in

FEDERAL TICKET.

DEMOCRATIC TICKET. New Orleans, on paying 6 per cent. duty. This is very kind--fince it is expressly

SUPERVISOR. ftipulated in our treaty wish Spain that the

Cotton Gelston
232—Jared Coffin

180 citizens of the United States shall be

permitted to deposit their merchandizes and

ALDERMEN. eff-cts in the port of New Orleans, and to

Samuel Edmonds

231-
7ohn Gunn

189 export them from thence without paying

Daniel Penfield

230-
Robert Taylor

192 any olier duty than a fair price for the James Ilyali

228 -Paul Dakin

192 kire of the stores. -Perhaps another two

1homas Power

415

(the same) millions of secret service money, properly

ASSISTANTS. applieł, may restore to us a rigat, which has been wrested from us in direct viola.

Prosper Hofmer

229
John Hardick

191 cion of a folemn treaiy.

Ebenezer Rand

229
Nathan Sears

190 Claudius I. Delamater

229
John R. Holenbeck

190
Jonathan Becraft
227 Erastus Pratt

189 RIOT IN THE STATE PRISON.

ASSESSORS.
Samuel Edmond's
231-Robert Taylor

190 Last evening (April 4) about forty of William Slade

231
Robert Jenkins

107 the prisoners confined in the State Prison fames I. Morrison

230-
-Ezekiel Butler

187 rose on the keepers, secured them, and Thomas Whitlock

229-
-Derick Hollenbeck

167 inade their way into the yard, where they collected some boards, and atteinpied by

OVERSEER OF TIE POOR. placing them against the wall, to climb up Sylvanus Macey

419

(the fame.) and make their escape ; but the centy ob.

COLLECTOR. served them in time to give the aların ; the

Peter F. Hardick bell was rung, the guards aflembled, and

419

(the same.) the prisoners perniting in their attempt,

OVERSEERS OF ROADS, were fired upon. Several were wounded.

John Kemper

229
Daniel Clarke

187 One man not concerned in the riot, but

Claudius D. Delamater

229
-Thomas Worih

# 183 drawn by curiositv to a window, was killed

Thomas Whitlock

412 on the spot ; and one of the rioters, has

Henry Plays

417

(the same.) fince died of his wounds. It is said that

Jacob Carter not more than fix or eight were originally

414 concerned in the pian, who induced the

CONSTABLES. others to join them when it was ripe for Jedediah Clark

403 3 execution. Several, however, refused, Obed Gridley

(the fame.)

403 s and were obliged to defend themselves Oliver Whitaker

219
Sylvanus Richmond

181 with their knives from being dragged in to become parties.

Ore of the rioters In five towns in this county, besides Hudson, viz. Canaan, Chatham, Gallatin, threatened the Keeper's life, but the oth-|| Granger, and Germantown, federal supervisors have been elected-in the other five, ers interfered in his behalf, and declared viz. Kinderhook, Livingston, Claverack, Hillsdale and Clermont, the democratic no keeper should be the least injared, ticket was successful. From this result, we have reason to expect a very handsome their only object being to escape, and not federal majority at the county election. to commit violence on any one.

[Evening Poll.] The Evening Post of the 6th inft. con. Federalism continues strong in Massachusetts. From the returns already received tains a particular account of the above af. there appears to be a great increase of votes for Gov. S rong. Mr Gerry is, as usual, fair, furnished by Mr. Pray, the keeper. his antagonit. The editor of the Ægis thus honestly, and without any democratic I mentions the additional circumstance, | quibbling, speaks of the event :—“ The Republicans of Massachusetts have again been that several beds were set on fire by the fairly weighied in the balance, and found wanting. In the present elcétion, as in every , rioters, for the purpose of destroying the preceding effort, they have been completely distanced.” &c. prison ; but they were extinguished by By the latest returns froin N. Hampthire, we find that Gov. Gilman bas a majority over the orderly prisoners.

Mr. Langilon of 3431 votes. In the same towiis last year bis majority was much leso.

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ODE TO POFULARITY.

By R. CUMBERLAND, ESQUIRE.

0

POPULARITY, thou giddy thing!
What grace or profit dost thou bring ?
Thou art not honest, thou art not fame ;
I cannot call thee by a worthy name.

To say I hate thee were not true ;

Contempt is properly thy due ;
I cannot love thee and despise thee too.

Thou art no patriot, but the veriest cheat

That ever traffick'd in deceit ;

A state empiric, bellowing loud
Freedom and phrenzy to the mobbing crowd ;

And what car'st thou, if thou can'st raise

Illuminations and huzzas
Tho' half the city sunk in one bright blaze !

A patriot' no; for thou dost hold in hate
The very peace and welfare of the state ;
When anarchy assaults the Sovereign's throne,

Then is thy day, the night thy own ;
Then is the triumph, when the foe

Levels some dark insidious blow,
Or strong rebellion lays thy country low.

Diverüty.

which was opened by a servant girl-He informed her he wanted her master. “He

is gone out Sir,” says the girl. “ Then The school of Medicine at Paris has your mistress will do,” said the gentleman, published, in its tranfa&tions, some inter “She,” said the girl, “is gone out too. esting observations of citizen Deleran -“ My business is of consequence," re. Defontaines, physician at St. German, on turned he, " is your master's son at home?" a living inlect which was found in the -"No, Sir," returned the girl, “ he is substance of the liver of a man who died gone out."-" That's unlucky indeed," at the age of thirty three, of a disorder in replied he, “but perhaps it may not be the stomach and bowels. It is a worm long before they return; I will step in belonging to a genus hitherto unknown : || and sit by the fire."-" Oh, Sir,” said the it is about the size of a full grown filk- || girl, the fire is gone out too.". Upon wow, and of a brownish red. The body which the gentleman bade her inform her moves by means of rings, regularly articu- master that," he did not expect to be related, each articulation being marked with || ceived so coolly." a while point surmounted by a hair of a firm texture, and extremely' acute. The AS Henry IV. fatigued with a long voyhead of the insect is armed with a species age, was passing by Amiens, le met one, of horn, and the lower extremity of the who came to make a harangue. The ora. body is terminated in a manner similar 10 cor began with the titles of molt grand, molt that of a lobster.

good, most serene, most magnanimous ;

* Add, alío,” said the King, " and moj! SUCH is the remarkable economy of weary." Providence, that the most powerful anti dotes are always found in the neighbour

A COQUETTE has been compared hood of the most desperate poisons.

to those light wines, which every one

tates, but none buys.
" Father Du Tetre tells us, (as St. Pierre
writes,) that he one day found, in the 10 and
of Guadaloupe, at the foot of a tree, a

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the state, for 52 cents postage ; or to any post-ofed among the girls whole persons were dir

fice in the union for 78 cents.
agreeable ; and men in deftitnte circum-
tances, or poffesing but small property,

AGENTS FOR THE BALANCE.
took the last mentioned class of girls, to.
gether with their portions.
Such is the prevailing avarice of the

J. Simonds, Post Master, Clinton, N. Y. present day, that an attempt to promote

1. Thomas, jun. Printer, Worcester.

Samuel Colt, Geneva, N. Y.
matrimony by reviving this old Assyrian
custom would prove ineffectual ; for it is

Mr. Dodd, Printer, Salem, N. Y.
presumed that the rich would sooner take
the ugly girls with fortunes, than to give
money for such as are amiable.

SAMPSON, CHIITENDENE CROSWELL,
A GENTLEMAN having appointed

Warren-Street, Hudson.
to meet his friend on particular business,
went to the house and knocked at the door,

Thou can'st affect humility, to hide

Some deep device of monstrous pride ;
Conscience and charity pretend,

For compassing some private end ;
And in a canting conventicle note

Loog scripture passages canst quote When persecution rankles in thy throat.

Thou hast no sense of nature at thy heart,
No ear for science, and no eye for art,
Yet confidently dost thou decide at once

This man a wit, and that a dunce ;
And (strange to tell) howe'er unjust,

We take thy dictates upon trust,
For if the world will be deceiv'd, it must.

IN ADDITION TO THOSE HITHERTO MENTIOXED.

In truth and justice thou hast no delight,

Virtae thou dost not know by sight ;

But, as the chymist by his shill, From dross and dregs a spirit can distill,

So from the prisons, or the stews,

Bullies, blasphemers, cheats, or jews Shall turn to heroes, if they serve thy views.

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Thou dost but make a ladder of the mob,
Whereby to climb into some courtly job,

There safe reposing, warm and snug,

Thou answer'st with a patient shrug
Miscreants, begone ; who cares for you,
Ye base born brawiing, chamorous crew ?
You've sery'd my turn, and, Vagabonds, adieu.

WHERE PRINTING IN

GENERAL IS EXECUTED

WITH ELEGAYCE AND ACCURACY.

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