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ditested of theme for thy short
Like Nelsen, made' Britannia's thunders roll that, though strange his life, he lived brom northern Thale te the southern pole.
not altogether in vain, What countless numbers crowd this hallow'd
While others joy in dull seclusion find, Their useful lives, their humble names, Mine, the soft bliss that waits the nupriad
Mirre be the pleasures of a social mind; forgot! Assist me, recollection, to review
tie, The various characters of those I knew.
| And mine the charms of sweet society:
Mine be the philanthropic wish, t'embrace, In yon short grave is my Clarissa laid, In one warm ample fold, the human race.' A iender flower, that blossom'd but to fade;
Manuscript Poems Too delicate a texture to sustain The fierce assaults of agonising pain.
Behind the church, where rest in Thrice happy infant ! thou shait weep no obscurity the parish dead, old Wile
more; Thou'rt landed on a pleasurable shore ;
liam, a tippling mechanic, reposes, Escap'd each chreac'ning wave and beating who travelled the country an itineAnd wear'st'in heaven a cherub's glittering which he never discharged; but,
rant carpenter, contracting debts, form.
though folly was a prominent feaMillions, when day's bright lamp shall cease
ture in his character, to burn, Will wish, like ekee, they'd found an early "He wisciy shunn'd the incumbrance of
a wife,' Then king's, Would give their years of
A short time before his death, date: $! Heroes would with their boasted laurels part, bệing at an ale-house, he said, “'tis To gain, best babe! shine innocence of a saying that Church-goers will
lieart. Then impious Voltaire, thé proud wit of swear, Presbyterians will lie, MeFrance,
thodists will cant, and Quakers will Will vice with envious eye, thy happy cheat; and I believe I can do a little igitrance.'
of them all.' Author's Manuscript Poem. He was, however, a favourite Near the walls of the sacred fane with the youthful tribe, and by makare laid the remains of eccentric Am- ing their bats and wickets contributbrosé, a singular character, whoed to their pleasure, by furnishing dwelt secluded from society, and them with the means
to procure spent his time in mathematical res' it. searches, and in endeavouring to
• For he was one in all their idle sport, find out the longitude, hoping to
And, like a monarch, rul'd their little court gain the reward which the legislature The pliant bów he form’d, the flying ball; offered for the discovery. Though The bat, the wicket, were his labours all. fond of solving the problems of
Being about to retire from the soEuclid, he was by profession a son of
the reflections occasioned Esculapius, and possessed much me by a review of the last character dical knowledge, and oft imparted ease to the tortured frames of those who personally applied to him; The fair render, perhaps, will be ready but neither promises nor rewards to call me, and may deem an apology needful, could prevail with him to quit his for my deeming any of her sex an incum. cottage to visit any of his patients. L'affirm, that a wife is a very desirable actress Were I to record his eccentricities in the domestic scene, and well calculated to they would provoke risibility, which add charms to the bappy fire-side. But a the seriousness of my subject for poor itinerant pedestrian always finds to his
cost, that a female companion is the most bids. Therefore shall only observe cumbrous part of his bagzage.
gave rise to the following apostro. Florence, He felt indignant at the phe.
imposition, and immediately sent a Gracious Heaven ! may I be gentleman of his household to Flo. enabled, by thy assistance, to act rence, on purpose to learn the truth. an useful honourable part on earth, No sooner was Michael Angelo that, 'when my body moulders in discovered to be the sculptor, than the darksome tomb, my memory the most flattering cominendation may bloom in the remembrance of was bestowed upon his merit; and he my friends and relatives.
was strongly recommended to visit "Only the actions of the just
Rome, as the proper theatre for the Smell sweet, and blossom in the dust.'
exercise of his great talents. - As, Haverbill.
an additional inducement, he was promised to be introduced into the cardinal's service, and given to ex
pect that he would recover the Anecdote of Michael Angelo, whole sum for which his statue had
been sold. Michael Angelo felt (From Duppa's Life and Literary Works of these advantages, and without further Michael Angelo Buonarotti.")
hesitation returned with the gentle. WHEN Michael Angelo pursued man to Rome. The person who his profession in his father's house sold the statue was arrested, and he produced a statue of a sleeping obliged to refund the money; but Cupid that advanced his reputation; Michael Angelo was not benefited, and as, at this period, the discoveries nor was the cardinal afterward of antiquity, which made a new æra sufficiently complaisant to reward in art and literature, were found him with encouragement who had sometimes to betray the judgment been the means of mortifying his into too great an enthusiasm for pride. those remains, it was suggested to him by a friend of his, one Pier Francesco, that if it could be supposed an antique it would not fail A CHINESE ANECDOTE. to be equally admired. He adopted the thought, and stained the marble THERE was a certain intendant so as to give it the desired appear- of a province in China, who, out of ance; and his friend sent it to Rome, regard to a particular friend of his, consigned to a proper person to carry made him chief justice of the city in on the deception ; who after burying which he resided. It happened that it in his vineyard dug it up, and then the intendant, on a sudden, became reported the discovery. The decep- inaccessible; and, under pretext of tion completely succeeded, and the indisposition, would neither do bustatue was bought by cardinal St. siness nor be seen. The chief jusGiorgio, for two hundred ducats ; of tice was extremely concerned at which sum, however, Michael An- this behaviour : he came often to gelo only received thirty.
his house, but was denied admit. The cardinal had n't been long tance: at last, however, it was in the possession of his new pur- granted him ; and, when he entered, chase before he was given to under- he found the intendant in a very me. stand that he was deceived; and that, lancholy posture. He entreated his instead of its being an antique, it friend not to conceal from him was the work of a modern artist in the cause of his trouble of mind.
For a while the intendant resisted for the fraud he had committed in the entreaties of this kind visitant; procuring it to be stoler.
Thus, but at last told him that he had lost observes the Chinese chronicle, the the imperial stid out of his cabinet, tirmness, calmness, and consequent which yet remained locked, and had presence of mind of the chief justice no marks of violence upon it; and provided a rimedy, wien a man of was thereby disabled from doing any superior abilities, but without conthing, and that he had no hope of stancy and equanimity, resigned all Tecovering this arcessary instrument hope, and abandoned himself to dtof bis office. The chief justice ex- spair. horted him to keep up his spirits; and, instead of giving himself up to despair, apply the great abilities he was known to picssess in devising
LONDON FASHIONS. recover the seal again. The intendant sighed, and (With an Engraving, clegantly cosaid that was impossible. The
loured.) chief justice asked himn whether he had any potent enemy.
• Yes,' 1. A DRESS of jonquil sarsnet said the inte: dant; 'the governor of or crape ; the back made rather high, the city b-ars a strong antipathy to , and the front square: the sleeves unt, because a friend of his missra puckered, and trimined with either ohr sinicg the employment I now a fine while lace or trimming to hold. Very well,' said the chief match. Head-dress, a rich lace handjustice; then I have thought of a kerchief, with a Varus ke border; method to set a!l this matter right, and the hair fastened with a gilt Cause the most valuable of your comb and ornamented with a small . effects to be brought into your inner sprig or half wreath of artificial apartment; and, as soon as they are Howers in front, White gloves, and safe, let the ontwarı court of your jonquil shoes. palace be secretly set r'n? The 2. The child's dress.-- A frock of governor, as it is his ( ily, will be fine French cambric; the sleeves and forced to come
'our assistance'thu, bosom richly ornamented with work moment the fire appears. Deiver and border to correspond : trowsers to him the cabinet in which the seul of the sumc, to match. was placed. - If it was' he who caused it to be stolen, he will be glad to restore it; and at all events the blame will lie at his door, ni t yours.'
PARISIAN FASHIONS. The intendant instantly adopted the advice, and carried the scheme THE Eastern style of dressing the he bad suggesied into execution. hair continues to be very prevalent: The tire diew the governor to the thu bair is bound and twisted on the palace, as was expected; the cabi- forehead is alternate burds ar.d knots, slet was delivered to him in a seem, and confined in a similar manner being fright; and the next day, when hind in a caul of golei net. the danger was over, the intendant lo fuil dress jo worn around train sen sing for it again, found the seal dress of ih- tinest India musin, over roplacet. For the givernor, finuing a white sa in slip, ornamented witda binas..!f over-reached, wisely cun- foil and gold embroidery. The sleeves pounded, by thus returning ihe sea!, are full.--For a walising-dress, a VOL. XXXVIII.
plain round dress of cambric; cossac tion : as I sat with a book in my spencer; cap of lilac twill sarsnet, hand, watching the clear silver stream, ornamented with cords and tassels of the following lines pressed on my the same colour. White or straw. mind: they are, I think, from the coloured kid gloves; white satin pen of Sotheby : however, it matters shoes, or shoes the colour of the not; they were at that moment conspencer.
formable to my mind and situation. I knew a gentle maid: I ne'er shall view Her like again: and yet the vulgar eye
Might pass the charms I traced regardless by A MORNING WALK For pale her cheek, unmarked with roseate
hue; Nor beamed from her mild eye a dazzling
Nor flush'd her nameless graces on the sight; By S. Y.
Yet beauty never woke such pure delight.
Fair was her form, as Dian's in the dance; · With quickened step,
Her voice was music; in her si'ence dwels Brown Night retires: young Day’pours in Expression, every look instinct with thought.
Though oft her mind, by youth to rapture арасе,
wrought, And opens all the lawny prospect wide.
Struck forth wild wit, and fancies ever new, The dripping rock, the mountain's misty top Swells on the sight, and brightens with the
The lightest touch of woe her soul would
melt: dawn. Blue thro' the dusk, the smoking currents
And on her lips, when g'eamed a lingering
smile, shine; And from the bladed field the fearful bare
Pity's warm tear gusli'd down her check the
while. Limps, awkward; while along the forest Thy like, thou gentle maid! I ne'er sha']
glade The wid deer trip, an I. nften turning, gaze
view.' At early passenger. Music awakes The natije voice of und ssembled joy;
I thus indulged the fond recol.ccAnd thick around the woodland hymns arise. tion of those past happy moments, Ruus’d by the cock, the soon-clad shepherd which, alas! are never to return. The
leaves His mossy curtage, where with peace he cooing of a dove, on an adjoining tree, dwells;
enhanced my pensiveness, and my And from the crowded fold in order drives His flock, to taste the verdure of the morn pictured to myself the dangers I
mind began to grow melancholy. I .
would endure, if, by the endurance, AT an early hour I broke from I could but obtain the object of my the hands of Morpheus, and repaired heart. I think when Emett wrote to the fields io participate of the cle the following lines to Julia bis mislights which this lovely season af- fortunes and his feelings were simiforded. Nought disturbed the stillness lar to mine. of the morn, sare the crowing of the village cock, and the gentle roar of From thy dear converse and enchanting
"A pensive wanderer, compelled to rove some dis ant sills: the soothing mote smiles, of Philomel had not totally subsided, To mitigate the woes of sever'd love, but, at intervals, oured her pensive I think I'trace my charming Julia there,
Thus oft, with fancy's aid, the time beguiles. pote to the gentle ianning breeze: the Where'er the hand of Nature shew's a sweet ; sun had now ad aned beyond the And through the seasons, as they mark the eastern hill, and it began to grow
Memorials still of all her beauties meet. very warm. I hastened to the side of a
The tender graces of the youthful Spring, little brook, and under the shade of Tnegowing loveliness of Summer mild, a bending willow I took my seat to
The ripe luxuriance Autumn loves to fling enjoy a few minutes in contempla
Abroad, are thine but ch! through Winter
Dreary and joyless, all around I see boy's hand, as we trudged on, told No emblem but or banishment from thee!'
me the whole of her daughter's misI at length arose, finding I had
fortune. • Poor Mary, sir, was my too far indulged the feelings of my first and only girl; and you will not mind, and hastily retiring from the consider me vain if I iell you she spot, retraced my steps along the was handsome; and had just reached fields. The cawing rook, the black- her eighteenth year, when a young bird and the thrush, and every little mati of some respectability paid her songster of the grove, were now alive his attention, and proposed marriage to harmony, and soon banished from to her, and at the same time fully my breast the sad melancholy dull- acquainted me of his intentions, i, hess with which I had been ope ter's happiness, and hoped all was
as a mother, anticipated my daughpressed.
Walking gently on, I met a jolly well;—but, alas! shortly after my throng of haymakers, singing as they fondest hopes were frustrated. hastened to their healthful toil. young person of more wealth and
note came to reside in our village, *The youths, with sbort’ning arm and bend- and soon the faithless youth ading head,
vanced, offered his perfidious vows, Sweep their bright scythes along the shiver'd mead.
and promises, and left poor Mary Three blithesome maids the grassy plunder to weep neglected. She, dearest Three drew; with gentle hand, the thrifty girl! could not endure this cruel rake ;
treatment: she soon fell into a de. And three, 'mid carol sweet and jocund tale, cline, and died! Here again she Scatter the breaching verdure to the gale.'
wrung her hands, and cried bitterly.' My walk soon took me into a nar
I walked with them for a considerable Tow lane, enclosed by two groves of distance, and was happy to find at hazel-wood, which afforded a plea
last that I served as an anodyne sant shade from the heat of the sun.
to alleviate her sorrows.--The folI had not walked far ere I was over
lowing pleasing extract from the taken by a neat dressed woman with
Village Scenes,' will I trust not be a donkey and peds, and with them a
ill applied: little boy, apparently about two years old. As she passed me, she uttered, The cruel pangs that wound thy bleeding
• Unhappy man! what language shall impart It is gery warm, sir.' Very warm, heart? indeed,' answered 1: 'and are you the rose and lily blooning on her face;
In vain he turns, with eyes of love, to trace going far this road?' 'I am going And sees the radiance of in use orbs expire, to market, sir,' she replied, with That erst were lighted with celestial fire; some asparagus, some eggs, cheese, Sees the warm hues of panting life impress'd, and butter, which I have in those feels the weak Au tering pulses sink aivay,
And dire convulsions tear her lab'ring breast; peds.'—'Your little boy appears fa- While Nature struggles in her last decay; tigued with his journey.' • Yes, sir,' Then a fond look of panting love she cast, she exclaimed, no doubt but he is
And press'd his hand, and sigh’d, and breath'd
her last.' he has no sister to assist him now.' As she uttered this, she shook her Read this and tremble, ye sons of hands, and began to weep. -'Be perdition! and forbuar to spread comforted, good woman,' said I, a blighting mildew over the fair
and tell me the reason of your sor- flourishing gardens of innocence: sow:'--She then wiped away the and you, my gentle readers, plead tears, and taking hold of the little softly for poor Mary's fate. Ye