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likewise. Lord Holland's second son Charles Fox, and lord Chatham's second son Willam Pitt, are now rivals and antagonists.-- Fox has as great or greater parts than his father, with much better elocution, and equal power of reasoning. Mr. Pitt has not the dazzling commanding elo. quence of his father, but argues much better. Perhaps there is not on record an instance of two statesmen who were rivals, being succeeded in equal rivalry by their fons certainly not with so many concurrent circumstances.

[London Paper.] " MADAME," said a Gentleman to a Lady of tashion at Brighton, on seeing the portrait of a youth who died for love of her, suspended from her neck, “ I am concerned to see my old friend hung in chains at the place of his execution." Ibid.

And must frail man endure renew'd distress?

And must he ever wake in mis’ry's chain ? No solitary hope his anguish bless ?

Forever subject to War's asperous reign ?

| SONNET TO FREEDOM.

Hail sacred Freedom, when by law restrein'd.!"

No!-Heaven is just !-Man shall new life assume,

Shall rise to bliss eternal and secure, Transcendant Truth his wayward path illume,

Wisdom Divine lost happiness restore.

HAIL! gracious goddess ! « sacred Freedom,"

hail !
Columbia's chosen friend :
Let reason o'er thy works prevail-

None then will e'er thy charms assail ;
But peace and harmony with thee shall blend.

• All born on earth must die !"-0 bless'd decree!

Friendship shall bloom in never-ending day, From pain, from grief, from sickness, sorrow free, Ages shall roll, and joys know no decay.

VERITAS.

Fair Hudson's waters gently low

Both uncontroul'd and free; And yet its banks distinctly shew

The bounds to Liberty.

IN Dr. GREGORY'S charming little work, “ A Father's Legacy to his Daughter," is an observation well worth the prefent attention of the fashionable fair" The finest bofom in nature (says he) is not so fine as that which imagination forms." It is needless to make the appli. cation.

Ibid.

Each heavenly orb, and this terrestrial world

Have liberty to roll;
But, were they from their orbits hurl'd,

All Nature's works would be unfurl'd,
And dire disorder reign withont controul.

MECHANIC YOUTH. Hudson.

[We do not recollect to have seen a better Epi

GRAM than the following. It has lately appear. ed in several prints, but we know not where it originated.

Edit. Bal.]

THE MISTAKE.

A MAN was, a few days ago, convi@ed at the sessions of stealing a rope. This seems to be an article which thieves ought to avoid dealing, as they may come honeftly by it at last!

Ibid. IT is a curious fact that the gentleman who now afts the King upon the French stage, rose from being a scene Shifter.

Ibid.

[BY REQUEST.]

A CROP, Den:ocratique, all closely shorn,
Went to a barber's shop one Sunday morn ;
Mid ranks of Wigs lie took his seat, to learn
Some barber's news, and wait his shaving turn:
Up came old Gauger with his Alwing wig,
White as a caulfiower, but twice as big,
And peeping round, for he was almost blind,
A vacant block-stand for his wig to find,
He chanc'd, sad hap, his periwig to pop
Upon the nut-brown head of knowing Crop.

FROM THE N. 7..WEEKLY MUSEUM.

E L EGY, IN MEMORY OF JONATHAN D. CLEMENT.

TERMS OF THE BALANCE.

Written late in the Winter of 1802. THE tow'ring oak yields to the wintry blast,

The mountain's pride lies scatter'd o'er the plain ; By northern winds is Nature's face o'ercast,

Ön either land does desoation reign.

Depress'd by grief, the anguish-breaking heart

Surveys, with stoic-glance, the prospect dire, And while of human woes she bears her part,

Meets, unaprald, the giant tempestis ire.

Up bounc'd the blade, and swore, and flounc'd a

bows, " Od, demmemdemme, Sir, I'll call re out."Quick as light horseman vaults into the saddle, Did Gauger's spectacles his nose bestradale, For much he star'd to see his cld wig walk, Swear so, and so undutifully talk ; But soon as ever the mistake he spied, The good old man, quite out of breath replied, " Your feelings, Sir, I did not mean to shock,

Indeed, indeed, I took you for a block.”

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fails to “call out" the man that appears

designedly to affront him ; and even tho' Hither the products of your closet-labors bring,

the author should intersperse in his work Enrich our columns, and instruct mankind.

a few expressions of censure on the cuf.
tom of duelling, the delineation of his

HE rapid increase of this coun-
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principal characters, and his general scope,

try, as well in numbers as in wealth and tend to recommend it.

strength, is very aftonishing, and has rareON THE INCREASING PREVALENCE OF

Among the further incentives to duel. | !y had a parrallel since inen began to mulDUELLING.

ling peculiar to this country, I am con tiply upon the earth. The population of

strained to mention with pointed disappro. the Hebrews in the land of Egypt has been No. III. bation the recent practive of publishing, for more than three thousand years, a con.

in news-papers, the various particulars of Itant theme of admiratiou. [CONTINUED FROM OUR LAST.]

Within the fuch bloody affrays. It is exceedingly to compass of four centuries, they multipli. HE paflion for duelling, weici,

bo lamented, that men of high official led from fowary five foals'to six hundred in instances not a few, seems probably tu rann, instead of setting their faces against thousand grown men : and if we compute

the women and children to be in proporhave been first awakened in the minds of duelling, are sometimes feen to encourage

and patronize it by their own example : tion to the men, boys by the aforementioned Chefterfield

as five to one, their which is rendered much more generally ian leffon, that they had learned at school,

whole nun:ber that lett Egypt was three is afterwards cherished and confirmed by

pernicious by the extensive publicity that millions and fix hundred thousand. the general courle of their reading. No is commonly given it. Whenever a duel

The increase of population in this coun. books, during the last twenty years, have is fought by men of high rank, it is cir

try has been fill greater than that of the been so much in the hands of American cumstantially and pompously detailed in

Hebrews in Egypt. in less than two cenyouth of both sexes, as novels and romanthe public papers. The whole nation is

turies, and from very small beginnings, invited, as it were to behold the magnifi. ces.* Tbis foup-meagre, in the present

we have grown to the valt number of be. cent spectacle, and to yield a tribute of state of things, is the principal intellectual

tween five and six millions. The last ten applause. The politeness, the coolness, food of juvenile minds : and their prepor.

years have increased our numbers twelve the unshaken intrepidity of the parties are sessions in favour of duelling is the neces.

hundred thousand. According to this radepięted in such a manner as tends to fire tio, that is, computing four millions sary consequence. An extravagant love

the minds of thousands with an ambition adventure and a duel are the most common

(which was nearly the number of the into display themselves in this field of honingredients in these kinds of compositions.

habitants of this country, ten years ago) The hero of the novel vindicates his mil.

to produce an increase of twelve hundred trefs's honour ; and his own title to the

In my next, I shall attempt to point out thousand, in ten years, the whole numrank of a gentleman, by a prompt and

some remedies to the prevailing and a. ber of the inhabitants of the United States,

larming evil, that has been under consid. in half a century, (it my hafty computa* It appears from a British annual Register, that eration.

tion is correct) will amount to but little novel-reading, unless sometimes to amuse a vacant

ANTI-DUELLIST.

short of twenty millions : and, at the close hour, is despised and discarded in England, by the

of the present century, it will amount to more intelligent part even of the female sex.

between seventy and eighty millions. Since the appearance of several elegant historians in the English language, novels have happily given

APHORISM.-Can he love truth who Indeed it is not to be expected that the place to real history, biography and travels. can take a knave to his bosom ?-LAVATER. increase of population in this country will

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be as rapid, for a hundred, or for fifty years numerous hardships and difficulties, with adventurers learned from the natives, that to come, as it has been in the last ten years ;

his army arrived at the sea in 1544. there was a great river to the west, called but, unless some dreadful calamity should of the remarkable adventures and extensive Filippi, and which, wherever it might emp

An obscure and unsatisfactory account by some Michalipt, and by others Mifbefal it, our nation, within a century,

and

discoveries of Ferdinand de Soto, may be uy itself, did not run to the north or to the eren within half a century, will probably found in a History of Florida, compiled by leaft. From this information it was conbe exceeded only by a very few among William Roberts, or in the Spanish of cluded that this river either flowed south the nations of the world.

Garclafo dele Vega. This proved a bar and emptied itself into the Gulf of Mexico,

ren enterprise to the Spaniards, who acZ.

or, taking a western direction was discharquired by it no more than the empty fame I ged into the South Sea. of being the first discoverers of the river Conceiving the advantages that might Millillippi. Though extending their dil. result froin the navigation of this river,

coveries & conquests on the neighbouring M. Talon, determined before his return Political.

coasts, which are washed by the Mexican to France, to ascertain a point ot so much sea, yet they did not even approach the importance. He accordingly dispatched

mouth of that mighty river, or pursue the Father Marquetta, a jesuit, who had trav. THE MESSAGE.

path opened by the adventurous spirit of elled as a miffionary through Canada, and De Soto.

a citizen of Quebec named Jolyet, on this FROM THE N. Y. EVENING POST.

It was in the reign of Lewis 14th, so enterprize. fertile in great men and magnificent

From the south-west bay of lake MichREMARKS ON THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. (chemes of ambition, and under the direc-igan they failed up the river Des Ranards, tion of that able minister of the marine,

almost to its source, then quitting this Colbert, that a new activity was given to

river, after some days march, they embarTHE subject of Louisiana continues to the commerce and naval enterprize of

ked on the river Ouisconsing, and continbe more and more interesting to all classes France. Had the plans formed during the wing their course west, they found them.

selves on the 17th June 1673, entering of American citizens. Since our laft reign of that monarch and which were

the M:Missippi, in about 42 i 2 degrees number, it has been observed to us that | pursued by his successors been as fortunate probably nothing at this time would be as they were great and splendid, France || nortlí latitude. Yielding to the current, would, at this time, have been in a con

they paffed down this great river to the more gratitying to our readers than a con

330 degree of latitude, the country of the cise history of the discovery and fertlemene || dition to control the destiny of the two

Akansas, but finding their provisions fail, or that country. We have therefore made hemispheres.

and their numbers to few to encounter the a rapid and concise compilation for that

No nation has equalled her in the wisdom purpose, chiefly taken from French writers. of her fystem of colonization. Her min. || perils of unknown regions, they resolved

10 return, not however without having In 1512 Juan Ponce de Leon, who had ifters, aided by the powerful and fagacious

been firft fatisfied that the river emptied itacquired confiderable reputation by the society of Jesuits, found no difficulty in

fell into the Gulf of Mexico-Father Marconqueft e Porto Rico,' fued out three uniting the most distant and favage nations ihips for a voyage of discovery.

The in friendly intercourse with her ters, | quette stayed among the Miamis, and jola principle inotive which prompted him to

and the active zeal of the missionary, serv- yet returned to Quebec. this undertaking, is said to have been the ed to rivet the chains of subjection which

The death of the former in 1675, and hope of discovering a certain fountain, re

were prepared to bind all the wandering is the departure of M. Talon for France, ported by the natives of Porto Rico to be tribes of North America, to the goveinment tribes of North America, to the goveinment || prevented any further prosecution of the

discovery for a time. lituated in one of the Lucayo-llands pof- || of France. felled of the wonderful power of rejuvene

These schemes are not forgotten, and a Robert Cavelier Sieur de la Salle educence. He touched at the Lucayos and man is now in the place of the Bourbons, cated in the College of the Jesuits, was a Bahama Illes, but after tasting of all the who, if he had equal resources, would be man of bold and enterprising character. jountains within his reach, he met with Il capable of executing plans, of equal mag He conceived the project of penetrating to

niiude and importance. none that could renew the vigour of youth.

Japan or China by a north or westerly He foon after discovered Florida, but was

The spirit of colonization, which had course from Canada, and though deftitute prevented by the natives from landing to

been for many years relaxed, began to of all the means requisite for so great an find the object of his romantic search. Tie

revive at the close of the 16th century. | undertaking, his mind was decply occu. returned to Porto Rico, and there died.

From 1598 to 1670, various voyages were pied with this defign, when the return of

prosecuted to that part of North America | Jolyel to Montreal with the account of the In 1539, Ferdinand de Soto, who had

now called Nova Scotia, and the settle. I discovery of the Milusippi, engaged his served under Pizarro, and had been invest.

ments of Acadia and Quebec were made, attention. He then went to France where ed with the government of Cuba, failed | which laid the foundation of the fubsequent he was received with great favour by the from the Havanna with a considerable

power of the French in Canada. The chief persons of the Court, who patronised force, and landing on the coast of Florida, || country was called New. France and a new his scheme.-On his return to Quebec, traversed most of the rivers which fall into commercial company was formed, under he began his voyage, with Chevalier de the Gulf of Mexico. In 1541, he crofled the direction of the Cardinal de Richlicu Tonti, to whom he confided the care of the Millissippi river, and proceeded west and others, for carrying on the trade and erecting a fort at Niagara, which he had ward : after various discoveries he died in || managing its internal concerns.

marked out. 1542, Icaving the command to Lewis New-France had been increafing in pop

In 1682 he descended the river Illinois, Malcolo. This officer attempted to travel ulation and strength for many years, when and in February of the same year entered by land, southwest to Mexico, but meeting || in 1670, under the goverment of the Count the Misisippi, and arrived at its mouth on many obstacles relinquished the enterprize. I de Frontenac, and the intendance of M. oth of April. He came at length to one of the great || Talon, fome Frenchmen undertook 10 Having taken possession, in the name of rivers, discovered by De Soto, and after make discoveries to the wellward. These Louis 14th, of this important territory, and

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the adjacent county, with those customary which he could not be induced to utter to his friend.

Thall appear disposed to observe toward formalities, deemed requisite to secure the I am, sir with due respect,

myself. right of the French Monarchy, he returned

Your fellow.citizen,

EZRA SAMPSON. by the Mississippi and Illinois to Canada,

CHARLES HOLT.

Jan. 12. and from thence went to France to give an

Jan. 11. account of his voyage.

P. S. Mr. Holt is requested to repub.

REPLY. [TO BE CONTINUED.]

lish this reply in the Bee.
MR. HOLT,

TO Mr. HOLT.
As I have hitherto had no personal share
Balance Closet.

in the dispute concerning the Litchfield
election, I am not disposed to intermeddle And is this the way, sir, you intend to evade your

with it now. Between you and your real " thrice-repeared falshcod” concerning the Litch. FROM THE BEE.

antagonist, in that dispute, the public field election ? Shanie on such meanness and cow

muit judge. In your card, directed to ardice' Why fly from the point in controversy, to A CARD. me, while you complain of hard usage,

make a personal attack on Mr. Sampson ? It is but you seem to express a sacred regard for a short time since you declared that you wished “ private reputation."

never to be brought into view in a political contest TO THE REVEREND MR. SAMPSON.

Perinit me to ask you, Mr. Holt, how - but that your paper was the only thing with which I WISH to know of you, sir, whether in your re. many weeks or days, it has been since the public had any concern. In no instance have peated attacks upon me respecting the Litchfield e. you first perceived your mind to be un we departed from this line of conduct with respect iection you desire to be considered in the character der the guidance of this delicate sentiment. to you. We have scrutinized your editorial characof a man of truth and honesty, or the unprincipled

If you will be at the trouble of reviewing ter orly ; ard, I am bold to say, we have found i but editor or a party newspaper. It is difficult in my mind, sir, to separate the private obligations of huyour editorial labours in Hudson, you muit

rotten and despicable. But you have sir gled out, for man action from the public conduct of a man. And be sensible (if you are not conscious of it your personal invective, a man who, give me leave under this impression I cannot reconcile your treat. ment of me in your editorial capacity to your duty

to tell you, has deemed your paper unworthy of his now) that my reputation has, in no wise, towards me as an individual in society. I state a

notice, and who has thought proper to leave to me been an object of your tender regard.fact, which you deny, and challenge proof ; I fur You came here a stranger; and soon in.

the task or detecting and exposing your editorial nish the best testimony the case will admit, and in troduced yourself to me, in a manner not vite you to examine it. Still you persist in accusing me of dishonesty, of adhering to a “thrice repeat

very ceremonious or polite. In several It is my duty (a duty which I shall never le ed falshood." Now, Mr. Sampson, if you will say of your papers, and without the least shad.

backward in perfcrming, 10 contradict the fashood's on your honor or your conscience, that you believe provocation on my part, either my which aj rear in your paper; and, though I sail m; assertion in question is false, I will forever shut

name has been expressly mentioned, or my not meddle with your private reputation, I shall my mouth in silence. But, sir, since you dare not $5 ,'y c.mmt; orr character. why do

person has been alluded to, with an evident take care to exhibiit very trait of your editoral cope you suffer my integrity to be so unjustly disputeti detrget wo wound my feelings and my char

let. I speak to you of morals, for which, I hope, we acter. To the reiterated squibs and inboth feel a sincere regard. Of another principle I

I know nei cr what authority you made your first nuendoes in the Bee, which have been dihope not to be compelled to remind you. If you

assertion cor.cerning the Litchfield election; nor do can detect me in any sins of omission, or in giving re&ied against me, I have made no reply.

It is guacient for me that I know it to be false coloring to facis, expose me whenever you My silence was not from fear-not from

false ; and that the extracts of letters without sig. can find opportunity. But do not assail my private inability to inflie a scourge upon one reputation : do not proclaim to the world concern

natures, which you have adduced as proof, if they ing me what you would not think of affirming to or two of your proinpiers, that would

are to be defended upon, prate it to be so.com your neighbor. Let your types speak the language have been deeply felt : but it was from a

Further, I do not believe that the assertion was 0. of your heart, and I ask no more : on this condi deep-rooted averfion to all unnecessary | riginally made in the Watch-Tower ; nor shall I tion I will throw myself upon your vengeance.- perfonalities from a strong repugnance to Bat, sir, if principle, if morality, if truth, are to be

believe it, until ihe paper is produced. disregarded in what you have to write of me, the

appear in the character of an egotist-from sooner you assure ine of it the better; I will thank an unwillingness to fill the columns of the You begin to tell of being serious. Really, sir, we you for your candor, and give up the odious contest. Balance (a paper which I wish and en

have ever been so in this affair. And perhaps it With regard to the point which created this deavor to render generally ufetul) with

will now be your besi way to get rid of the business, controversy, I repeat to you that what I first publish such local and personal matters as in no

to say you hire hitherto only been joking. eri was obtained from the most correct information, wile concern the most of its readers.

“ Yours to serve." and confirmed (since you disputed my authority) Actuated by these motives, I have made

HARRY CROSWELL. by the testimony of three of the first characters on the spot. This restimony you are again invited to no attempts to repel the feeble darts with examine, and to doubt or deny its validity if you can. which I have been assailed from the Bee;

[01112TED LAST WEEK) The minor consideration of a similar statement

and, excepting a cool and dispassionate appearing in another paper I made no account of, as

TURTHER PROOF OF THE VERACITY OF THE BEE, the fact was sufficiently established without this e.

answer, in the 47th number of the Balance, vidence. The paper I allude to is the Watch-Tower, to certain strictures, of which you yourself

The last B e contains the following absclute falsin which it occurred to me that I saw the article, was believed to be the author, I have not, though as my file of that paper is not complete according to my present recollection, writ

hood :-" The latest American edition of Voltaire's cannot mention the particulat number in which it

Philosophical Dictionary was printed by the now appeared. ten or caused to be written a single para

priuiter of the Palance.” In reply to this, we need If I have taken up this subject in a more sericus ! graph concerning you or your paper.

only declare, that the printer of the Balance was manner than you have considered it ; if I lay more As far as is practicable, I wish always never counecter! in printing Vclaire's Dictionary. stress on reputation, morality and truth, than you attach to them in your editorial concerns ; I beg you

to be on civil terms, especially with my The latest Anerican edi:ion we have seen, was to attribute this diference in our vie:vs to mv igas.

teilow-citizens and neighbours : and tho’ pri:ted in 17. ; at which time the printer of the rance and inexperie',ce. For I have ye to learn, your age of me has not tended to pre Balance was but setenteen years of age - This is that it is justifiabie for a man to make use of lan

pollets me greatly in your favour, I İhal! not of the least consequence, only it serves to shew guage and means in is public capacity 114.h he would condemnan ate life, and hat it is rit cow.

not fail to treat you, from time to time, how little de, dence ought to be placed on the pubardly and criminal cu publish to the world assertions as an editor, with as much civility as you

lications in the Bee.

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unworthy of any but the contracted breast But to a family that had been accustom- and illiberal heart ; and could the mind ed to the splendor and delicacies of afflu- ' preserve its pristine whiteness, unspotted

ence, the cup of poverty has the bitterness | by the arrival of maturer years, it would agricultural.

of wormwood and gail; and the sudden be uncharitable to call in question its na. ness of the reverse is a very aggravating tive purity ; but while the eye of affecingredient in this cup. In the present tion is intent on viewing the fancied blos. tranfitory state of things, trials of this kind som of perfection, another season in life is are not uncommon. Riches are held by a hastening. The filent foot of time moves Fery uncertain tenure, & often, when it is fwittly on.

The blush of morn is tranlealt expected, “they make to themselves fient. Approaching childhood kindles

wings, and fly away.”. Sometimes a sud- | latent sparks, awakens dormant powers, HEN the milk is new den gust of wind wrecks and overwhelms, extends the sphere of action and opens an from the cow, pour one quart

in a moment, the most ample fortunes.- i ample field for nature to display is innate water into every gallon of milk : ftir it Sometimes (as in the recent and most af- qualities. But progressive age robs the through, and put the whole into broad fecting instance of Portsmouth in New- || diamond of its lustre, and the sun of inshallow dishes, so that it will not be above

Hampshire) the opulent inhabitants of a nocence of its effulgence ; for scarcely two inches deep. Let these dishes be large commercial town are awakened from does the dawn of reason commence, but placed on an open shelf, that the vapour the security of sleep, to witness the in- li gloomy clouds obscure the mental horimay pass freely and entirely away. When stantaneous destruction of their property. No sooner does the expanding mind the milk has stood in this manner twelve In vain, leaping from their beds, do they acquire the liberty of its powers and hours, it may be put into a churn altogeth oppose their feeble efforts to the spreading | strength to exert them, than the eye of er, or only the cream, as may be most a torrent of flame. Their magnificent dwel- || diligence must guard, the hand of pru. greeable to the taste or practice of the op lings, their coftly furniture, their spacious | dence direct, and the counsels of experierator. Milk from cows that have paftur. and richly furnished stores, are, in quick ence advise, instruct, and impress it ; ed on garlic, (or wild onion,) when man fucceflion, enveloped by the devouring prune its excefles, direct its young ideas, aged in this way, will be quite sweet." element : and they fly aghaft, in quest of “check every fault and every worth im

hospitable shelters, where they may “ lay prove.” Hence the tender solicitude and their heads.” The beams of the evening watchful care of parental fondness

fun played delightfully upon their gilded “ Care, full of love, and yet severe as hate, agonitorial Department. walls and turreis ; the light of the morn o'er their soul's joy, how oft their fondness

ing.fun but increases their woes, by ope- frowns ! Needful austerities the will rei.

ning to their view the fmouldering rains, train, as thorns fence in the tender plant To aid the cause of virtue and religion.

as well of their fathers' earnings, as of the from harm,” Even at this early age, the fruits of their own industry.

haughty spirit scarce can brook controul. Such catastrophes, more distressing than The stubborn will resists the voice of ten. FOR THE BALANCE.

language can express, or even imagination | Lerness, that kindly would restrain its excan paint, and to which opulence is al. centricities. Impe:uous paffion feels a.

ways liable ; while they should awaken above correction from the mild counsels of INSTABILITY OF RICIES,

general and active sympathy, do loudly friendly admonition, nor yields but to the proclaim the folly of placing confidence sterner power of rigid discipline. And in the things of the present world ; and when a few more years

have added

corpo. SUDDEN tranfition from af. seem to repeat this folemn caution in the ral strength and mental vigour, the bofom fluence to indigence is among the most sacred scriptures, " Let not the rich man teems with furious paflions and wild de. distresling of human trials. The poorest are glory in his riches."

fires enslave the sel6 th heart. The charms not always the least happy. There are thou

of pleasure ftrike the eye of fancy, and sands of poor people, who discover marks

virtue is reproached with asperity, of more felf-enjoyment than sometimes

Such are the first openings of the youthfalls to the lot of the rich.

miscellany.

ful mind, the taste and feaiures of deprav. has always been their daily inmate, it ex.

ed nature ; and were it not for the im. cites neither their disgust, nor their dread.

pulse of conscience, the refraints of prov. 'Thoughtless, as the birds that fly over

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idence and the influence of education, in their heads, of providing for to-morrow,

vain would be the boaft of reason's facand shielded also against the scorpion

ulty : Its feeble powers would grovel ia goadings of ambition, they keenly relish

the dregs of sense and yield a victi:n to the the present coarse and homely meal. They

HAT man's nature is depraved (way of pallion, Superior man, might " eat their bread with joy, and drink their and his moral taste corrupted, is equally | learn superior wisdom from the brute, and cup with a merry heart.

affirmed by reason and corroborated from | rise to eminence iu degradation. Could Balmy sleep fails not to visit the hard experience.

human fight pierce through the veil, view pillow on which they lay their heads.

In life's first flage we view the harmless nature in her dark abode within, explore They laugh, they fing, they dance ; and, infant : i's artless smiles attract our love ; the dawning purposes of heart and canvas on the whole, they manileft as much con its playful acts and lisping voice plead embryo thought, such skill, with power tentment and satisfaction as any class of powerfully its innocence, and check the electric, would pally human intercourse, people under the sun. There has been rising thought that innate evil lurks within and the lion's covert, tyger's des, or fiermany a poor man, whose sum of enjoy- || bis heart-So fair a rose, conceal an envi cer crocodiles retreat would scarce awake

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