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[Enter Mrs. Corenant and daughter.] and I know uot how I can reasonably expect Mrs. Corenant Viss Carlton, I presume. my pupils to do so.

Miss Carlton c'rurte sies. Mrs. Loregoud. Excuse me, my dear, if I Afrx. Cocenant I am anxious to give my say that you are bebind the age. No teacher daughter a religious education, and hearing can expect the patronage of intelligent parents, your schoo! well recommended for every thing if she cannot lure children to knowledge and else I am induced to ask what religious | virtue for knowledge and virtue's sake. instruction is given in your school.

I think the spirit of emulation the very spirit teach your pupils how to pray?

of mischiet, and I can never allow my child Miss Carllon. No, madam, I leave them to to be placed where she is exposed to such follo the teaching of Jesus. He, you know, danger. My children obey me because they has told as how we ought to pray.

love me; and risey yield a ready and cheeriui Nis. Covenant. But don't you have public obedience, because they know that I ouly pravers in the school?

require what is right, evidently rizbt, and Miss Carlton No, madam. I advise the best for them. Maria, my dear, don't go so children to pray in secret; for I think few near that window-you may break it, Dou't other prayers are sincere and from the heart. strike the glass, my dear--you will surely Mrs. Covenant.

Do you give no Bible break it. Come bore, my dear. lessons ?

Maria. I wout! Miss Carlton. We read the Scriptures, Mrs. Invegood. Why, Maria! my dear! madam.

You don't say you won't to your mother ? Mrs. Corenant. Yes, but do they commit Maria, Yes, I do, though. verses to memory, so that they can quote Mrs. Lovegood. My daughter, I am surprised Scripture readily !

to hear such unbecoming remarks from you, Miss Carlton. No, madam Those who when you know I love you so. have the most Scripture in their mouths, do Maria Who cares for your love? (She not necessarily have the most piety in their breaks the glass, and Mrs. Lovegood seizes and hearts. I explai, to them the leading prin- shakes her] ciples of our religion upon

proper occasious, Mrs. Imegood. Why. you little, disoberlient and I am careful to set them a good example. hussy! what do you mean? (Slapping her

Mrs. Cirenant. Then you have no set There! take that! and that! and that !--nuud religious exercises ? Your pupils must be now see whether you will disobey me again. little better than heathen.

Miss Carlton. Is this drawing by the cords Miss Cari'on. Most of them go to Sunday of love? schools, madam.; ail go to Church; and all Mrs. Loregood. I am aware that you have have parents, who, no doubt, give them the advantage of me; but I will shat hier religious instruction at home; and I do all for a month but what I will make her obey that I can here tu aid in the all inportant me. There! go home! Good morning. Miss work.

Carlton. I do not often get into such a Mrs. Crrenant. This will not do, Miss passion. Good morning. Carlton The religious part of education must [Enter Mrs. Plainsay and child) sapercede every thing else.

Mrs. Plainsay. Miss Carlton ? Chuld. Mother, does that lady put her Miss Carlton. That is my name, madam. scholars down cellar, and slap 'em when they Mrs. Plainsay. I have a dear child, that I

"Now I lay me" right, as you am anxious to place under an allectionate did

teacher; and I have beard so much of your Mrs Corenant. Hush! hush!

skill, that I am induced to ask what are the Child. Why, mother! you know you did, general principles upon which you conduct and bow you scolded me, when I told you I your school. didn't like to go to meeting without yon. Miss Carllon. I endeavor to make my You know, mother, you shook me, and made pupils understand what they learn, and I me cry

endeavor to teach them only what will be Mrs. Corenant. Huch! hold your tongue, useful to them. Susan! 10 I can't make you pious, it does Mrs. Plainsay. Yes, but how is your not follow that I should not require it of one government? is it parental ? who professes to make teaching her business. Miss Carllon I endeavor to exercise such I wish you good morning Miss Carlton. an authority as a judicious parent would A school without set relizious exercises must approve. be very imperfect. It will never do for my Irs. Plainsay. A judicious parent! Yes, children.


I muderstand the insinuation, I presume you Enter Mrs. Loregood and daugue..] are unmarried, wiss. M, 8. Lorogood. Niss Carlton. I suppose. Miss Curlton. I am obliged to plead guilty,

Mis Criton. Yes, madam. Will you take madam. that chair?

Mrs. Plainsay.

I thought so. I have Mrs. Lumegood. No, I am obliged to you always maiutained, that none but a parent I called. Mise Carlton, to make some inquiries can unde stand the fee ings of a parent, and about your school. I understand that you use be prepared to treat children as they ouvht to rewaris, and encoura e cmulation in your be ireated. Pray, bow old are you miss? school.

Mics Carllon. (Smiling. About i wenty. Alexs Carllon. I do, madam. I can not eight, madam. çet on without some encouragement mysell, Mrs Pluirsay. You have not a moment to

don't say


lose, then. It is high time that you were Mrs. Doublerefined. A stove would present beginning to think upon a certain subject. an inshuperable objection. It so increases the

Miss Carllon. I had alıuost come to the caloric, and diminishes the hydrogenic propor. conclusion, that it was high time to leave off' tions of the circumambient aimosphere that I thinking of it; for, you know, madam, it is in should be inconsiderate to risk my offspring's vain for me to think of it alone.

health. I consider a stove an incontrovertible Mrs. Plainsay. Then you had better give disqualification. op teaching. You may rely upon it, that you Miss Carllon. I have heard no complaint will never be good for any thing while you of its injurious effects upon any pupil. remain single. You can never enter into the Mrs. Doublerefined. You have no nerves. feelings of children, and exercise a parent's my dear. I would not inhabit Paradise, it it forbearance towards their faults. My children was heated by a stove. You bave no carpet. are so used to my indulgent care, that they I see, on your floor. could never submit to any harsher authority.

Miss Carlton. No, madam. I think a carpet This little dear

in a work-shop would be out of place. Cheld. I wish, mother, you would not always Mrs. Doublerefined. You are under a serious dear me so before every body; for it makes misapprehension, my dear. Perfect neatness them think I am a little baby. You called me is not incompatible with any employment a little devil, this morning, when I broke the intrinsically accommodated to our sex. glass vase, though you know I did not mean carpet prevents the introgression of vulgar to do it.

footsteps. I carpet every thing. Mrs. Plainsay. Hold your tongue, Mary!

Daughter. Ma, I wish you'd carpet my How can you iell, before a stranger. what, chamber; my feet get so cold on the bare in a moment of surprise, I may have said to tloor. you!

Mrs. Doublere fined. My dear, when your Child. Why, mother, it is not the first time elders are engaged in conversation, you should you have called me so; and I have not not interrupt them. Miss Carlton, you are forgotten how you beat me for it. I don't aware, no doubt, that where ideology, as the believe this lady, or any other, would punish phrenologists call that sublime aspiration of a little girl so, when she was sorry, and did the mind which stretches after transcennot mean to do wrorg.

dental beauty-you are aware, that, when üliss Carlion. My dear, you must be in an tliis ethereal imagination characterizes the

Your mother knows best how to feel individual, the mortal approximates to the for her children,

immortal, and happiness is perennial. Mrs. Pluinsay. I may not be all that a Miss Carlton. i should think such delicacy mother should be. Miss Carlton; but this does of temperament would be an inlet to pain not weakeu my position, that none but parents rather than pleasure. I have hitherto taken axt qualities to manage children. It is evident the world as my reason, and not

as my that we shall never agree. Good morning. imagination, paints it. miss. (She takes her child's hand, and twitches Mrs. Doublerefined. You are altogether too her along, saying to her,) Come along! you unimaginative, my dear. I should be happy Saucy little minx! I never begin a sentimental to patronize your school, but, really, a stove tourish, but what you contrive to upsel my will be an inshuperable objection. Good whole theory by your babbling.

morning, my dear. My head already begins Child. Well, mother, I thought you said to swim. you always did right; and I could not see any Miss Carlton. There has been no fire in Warm in telling of it, if it was right.

the stove to-day, madam; but you probably Mrs. Plainsay. Hush, child ! Let me never feel the effects of the fire thai is to be made hear you speak in my presence again. I'll pay in it one of these days. (Mrs. Doublerefi neil you for exposing me. Come along! [Erit.] goes out.) Well, I must be patient, althongb

Miss Carlton. Well, I must get married, it seems as if I was tried a little above what too, whether or no! (Sighing. I hope I I am able to bear. Here comes another shall be resigned, should the time come. But patron, who is this?

(Enter Mrs. Lofty and daughter.) (Enter Mrs. Doublerefined and daughter.) Mrs. Lofty. Do I address Miss Carlion ?

Mrs. Doublerefined. Good morning. Miss Miss Carlton. (Courtesies.) Carlton, I suppose.

What an exquisitely Mrs. Lofty. I have heard of your school. beauchiful morting it is! With your permiss, and am inclined to send you one or two mission, I will recline a moment. I have of my children. bee? walking more than an eighth of a mile Miss Carlton. I shall be happy to receive -an utter impracticability, it I were not them, madam. deterinined to get rid of the importunity of Mrs. Lofty. What number of pupils do you Mr. Doublerefined, who thinks your school so intend to receive ? superlatively excellent, that our child must Miss Carilon. Forty, madam. participate in its advantages.

Mrs. Lofty. Too many! too many by half! Jiss' Carlton. I am happy to learn that he You can never get on with so many. I could approves of my endeavors.

never venture a child of mine in such a mob. Mrs. Doublirefined. I see you have a stove Miss Curllon. I hope there will be no in the room.

reason to complain of their number, madam, Miss Carlton. Yes, madam. We could not or their conduct. warm so large a room with a grate.

Mrs. Lofty. Who are they? Who send

Will you

children to your school? Do any come from no idee that any good comes of trying to be too Topknot Street ? Have you any respectable grammatical. In my day, we was all taught people among your patrons ?

alike, and them new.fanzled notions of yourn Miss Carlton. I have none other, madam. tousn't thought on. Murray's Grammar is

Mrs. Lofty. Does Mrs. Inflate send to enough for any gal. Hepsy, dao:hter, do you?

you want to larn that.air grammar the lady Miss Carlton. No madam.

tells on? Mrs. Lofty. Does Mrs. Puffton. Mrs. Upstart., Hepsy. I don't want to study no grammar Mrs. Fineton ?

mother. Miss Carlton. No, madam, none of them. Mrs. Grumpy. Oh, my dear, you must

Mrs. Lofty. Second rate, then! (tossing study some grammar, or box will you be able ker head.] I suspect. My dear, I will make to pass through the world / for the only object you a proposition. If yoa will limit your of grammar is passing. bumber to twenty, and charge three times Miss Carlton. Madam, your child will not what you do, so as to make your scholars be required to study any better Grammar thani select, I will try your school one quarter. Murray's, if you prefer his alone. Nothing but ac exclusive school can expect to Hop.y. Mother, I don't want to study no have respectable scholars.

grammar. I can pass well enough without. Miss Carlton. I am satisfied with my Mrs. Grumpy. Well, dear, you sban't, pupils, madam, and not at all disposed to part then, I'll larn you myself, for I have often with one of them-not even to have their heerd that there is no need of any one's places filled with what you call exclusively larning grammar, when they never trear no respectable pupils. Madam, you may insult bad language used at home. Good morning, me, but I cannot bear to hear you insult those Miss Carlton. Hepsy prefers to be under any who have protected and encouraged me. care: and I never use no violence when & I will neither give up my present pupils, nor child has any choice. Good morning. Come, take your children, should you be disposed to Hepsy, dear, come.

(Exit.} send them. I am the daughter of a mechanic, (Enier Mrs. Wilder and two daughters, madam, and not ashamed of my origin.

with hoops.) Danghter. Mother, was her father an Mrs. Wilder. Are you Miss Carlton ? oyster. man, as grandfather was? 1

Miss Carlton. I am, madam. Mrs. Lofty. Hold your tongue, child ! take a seat?

Dunghier. Why. mother, grandfather told Mrs. Wilder. I will, for I have jnst had a me he used to cry - Oys, buy oys?'' about the race after Emma, who was driving her boop streets, before you were married, and then around a carriage. They are full of spiriis, you woulin't let him.

my girls, full of innocent fun, I understand Mrs. Lofty. Hold your tongue! Your you let your pupils play, Miss Carlton. grandfather was a fool!

Miss Carllon. I do, madam, but not in Daughter. He told me he was, mother, to study hours. give up selling oysters.

(Mrs. Wilder goes to sit down, and one of her Mrs. Lofty

Come along. I will go and children removes the chair. Miss Carlton inquire after Mrs. Suitall's school, which I am sares her from falling.) told is the only respectable one in the city. Mrs. Wilder. My dear, you are naughty to (7', her daughter.] "Did not ! tell you never do so. They are full of spirits, Miss Carlton, to own that you had a grandfather ?

as I was before them I cannot bear to (She gors out, with a toss of her head.] repress the generous enthusiasm of youth, Miss Carllon. I fear I have been rude ; though it may sometimes overstep the bounds but when I see such an assumption of of propriety: superiority, I cannot forget that I am a human Miss Carlton Is it not better to check it being, equal to her who would trample on when it first appears ? I like play, as much Ob dear! I am quite tired.

as I dislike and punish mischiel. Respect to (Enter Mrs. Grumpy and daughter.! parents and teachers lies at the foundation of Mrs. Grumpy. Are you Miss Carlton, the ihe youthful character. school-ma'am ?

Mirs. Wilder. Ah, that is too sentimental Miss Carlton. My name is Carlton, madam. for me. Human nature is human nature, and

Mrs. Grumpy. I've heerd a great deal about it will act itself out, and must not be restrained your school, and I've determined to send you because it perpetrates a little innocent mis. one of my gals, if you can only satisfy me on chief one pint. They tell me you have some new. While the mother is talking, the daughter Langled notions on the subject of grammar; twists up a piece of paper, and puts it for a and I never will have nothing to do with no foolscap on her mother's bonnet) one that does not know Murray's Grammar. Miss Carlton. (Throws away the cap, and I larnt that myself, and I never had no trouble says,] I could not overlook any insult offered iu getting along, and I want my children to by a child to an indulgent parent. If you leave the same advantages.

expect me to do so, madam, I must declino Miss Carl!on. My pupils are taught Murray's receiving your children. Grammar, madam, as thorou chly as that system (One of the chilitren picks up the cap, and ping is taughi elsewhere ; but we do not stop at it to Mise Carilon's dress) tha qeystem-we endeavor to go farther, and Mrs. Wilder. Come, Emma and Hitti. look de per

dears. come I will not place you in the Mrs. Grumpy. That's deep enough. I've hands of an old maid, who cannot bear a lickies



innocent play. Gond morning, Miss Carlton | Carlton, for this intrusion; but I was coming I hope you will have some children of your to ask if you will receive my seven daugliters own, one of these days; and then we shall and they all insisted upeil coming with me. sce how you will manage them. (As he i beg you to excuse iheir curiosity. They goes out, the girls drire lucir hops against were afraid you might not be able tü tnke so her.]

many, and no one was willing to be the Miss Carllon. Well, now I have done! rejected one. You will take them all. I hoje. I will die before I will uudergo such torture Niiss Curllon. I certainly will endeaver to, any longer.

madam. It you, ladies, will be goori engh (She moes to go out, as Mrs. Kindly enters, to walk into the hall, I will make whet lurther with tro children.]

arrangements may be necessary. Mrs. Kindly. My dear, bave you any room [The ladies and children go oui.] for two of my children? Mrs. Prudent recom Miss Carllon Well, it seems that patient nends you so highly, that I shall be pleased waiters are not likely to be losers in the sericol to have you take these two. Do with them live, whatever they may be in the line matrias you would with your own, and I shall be moniul. (She follows them into the wall. satisfied.

(F. F. D) Miss Carl'on. I feel grateful for the confi

770. DIALOGUE.--ANCIENT AND MODERY VIRTUX. dence you repose in ine, madam, and shall be auxious to deserve it.

(Enler Mrs. Fairplay with three children] Lindor. In what munner, friend Florimel

Mrs. Frirplay. I have come, Miss Carlton, have yon lately passed your time? to place three of my children under your care, Florimel. The study of history, and reflexif you can oblige me by receiving them. tion on the mauners of the Ancients and

Miss Caloi. I shall be happy to receive Moderns, have last employed my leisure them, madam.

moments; and I have reaped satistaction and Mrs. Fairplay. You will see what they delight from a comparison of the virtues, which know, and, of course, will put them to what. actuated ench, in their respective aces. ever study you think most useful to them. L. You havé, thieu, taken a method to call

Niss Cartion. tbank you, madam, for profit, as well as pleasure, from your lalo's. your kindness.

To run cursorily over the mere events, which (Enter Mrs. Goodheart and four children] till the page of history, to color the mini with

Nrs. Go dheurt. Is this Miss Carlton ? | only a faint tint of their beauties, is an Mis: Carlton courtesies.) My dear, I have a injudicious mode of reaping a barvest of the large family of children, and wish to place four various fruits which evrich the historical of thew where they will be well instructed orchard and may be gathered by the man of and hindly treated. I see you are engaged, perseverance and application. Reflection, and if you say you can take them, I will leave after reading, makes the mind a granary, from them with iou

which memory may be always served with a Ene: Mrs. Welcome and five children.) rich repast.

À lrs. Hicleome. There-come all in! Don't F. Your observations are just; and, for the be alarmed, Miss Carlton. They are all good benefit of readers in general, I could wish girls, and wish to come to your school. They they were more strictly attended to. To are acquainted with some of your scholars. I determine where lies the superiority in arts I believe; and if you have room for them, they and sciences, in beroism and the virtues of shall all come; for their late teacher has been private life. among the ancients and moderns, married and has relinquished her school. requires mental capacity and literary research;

Miss Carilun. I can take them, madam, and, to hold with a steadly and in pa:iał and the more cheerfully, because the conduct band, the beam, from whence depend the of my other pupils has recommended my school scales which contain their several merits,

demand a mind, unwarped or wintiuenced by Mirs. Welcome. Well, there they are. Now, the prejudices of education or babit The girls, don't let it be your fault if you don't manner in which I bave considered of their learn.

several virtues, prompis me to give the (Enter Yrs. Lorely and sir children] ascendency to the ancients. Their actions Mirs. Lorely. Excuse me, Niss Carltoo-appear to arise more froin a view of the you seem to be engaged.

pleasure they expected to receive from the Miss Carllon. Not so that I cannot attend performance of a great, or good deed in to you, madam. These ladies have just among the moderns; and to be less biase by honored me by placing their daughters under the opinion of the world, than impelled tran muy care

innate sentiment of rectitude or glory Tinir Mrs. Lorely. I came for the same purpose. rough, unbewu virtues, always atierid 119 Mv six children are anxious to enter your pleasure, and are parer than sorue in montera school, and if you can accommodate such a days, where a base motive is sometis bost. it will gratify them: not to be separated, discovereri, intrudius itselt, to mar the gli ry and I shall teel that they are safe.

and briliancy of an action, in other respects, Miss Carllon I wil do my best to accommo. I divise. date them, aud to justify your trust in me, 1. There, my friend, I minst be leave to

differ fion you; for, in meinertheat' Fler Mre. Bountiful arath sereia Prp! are moved less by a sense situe inspeisn Mrs. Bountiful. I must apolo-121, Niss of others. than the fu, ucr. Their gods buing

to vou.


considered, in the scale of being, bat as a few | just formed the man, the predominance of grades higher than our herves, this beliet this affection bliylıts bis natural nobility in must have infused itself into their minds the bud.

[Exeuni.) what kind of promptness to action, which is suspired by the expectation of approving 771. SUPERIOR VALUE OF SOLID ACCOMPLISHMENTS. spectators, or the censure of a disapprobating world.

Ciccro. MISTAKE me not. I know how to F Next to the impulsion we receive from value the sweet courtesies of life. Affability, the performance of what is good or great, attention, decorum of behaviour, if they have merely from itself, is the incentive arising not been ranked by philosophers among the from the plaudits of those who observe our virtues, are certainly related to them, and conduct. When Leonidas and bis Intie band have a powerful influence in promoting social of hierves, entered the avenue to inmortality, happiness. I have recommended them as at the straits of Thermopylæ, animated by a

well as yourself. But I contend, and no Qosire of commanding the admiration of the sophistry shall prevail upon me to give up world, and of meriting the glory they aspired this point, that, to be truly amiable, they must after, allowing it to be owing to this motive, proceed from goodness of beart. Assumed are we not charmed at their magnanimity? | by the artful, to serve the purpose of private Where will you find an instance of heroism interest, they degenerate to conteinptibie comparable to this, in modern times? Who, grimace, and detestable hypocrisy but an icy stoic, is not rapt in ecstacy, when be thinks on the sternness of Cato's virtue? | I cannot enter farther into the controversy at

Chesterfield. Excuse me, my dear Cicero; Wheu Cæsar "had thinned the ranks of his

present. I bave a hundred engagements al senate," bad made himself lord of Rome, and

least; and see yonder my little elegant French prottered triendship and honors to the boary comtesse. I promised her and myself the republican, as the price of his submission, pleasure of a promenade. Pleasant walking who cau withhold the approving plaudit, or enough in these Elysian groves. So much but admire bis resolution and fortitude?

good company, too, that if it were not that the "Who sees him act, but envies every deed?

canaille are apt to be troublesome, I should Who hears him groan, that does not wish to

not much regret the distance to the Tuilleries. bleed?"

But, adieu, my dear friendl; for I see
Madame **

is joining the party. Adieu! L. The true criterion of the worth of actions, adieu ! is the motive which produces them. Of these, Ci. Contemptible wretch! we are not always in situations favorable for Ch. Ah! what do I hear! Recollect that jad.zing. But, it patriotism is a virtae, which I am a man of honor, unused to the pity, or may influence men in inferior stations, and the insults of an upstart. But perhaps your can be tested by actions, where, my friend, in exclamation was not meant for me. all Ancient example, can we find a greater why instance of that virtue, than those Frenchmen Ci. I am as little inclined to insult as to exbibited, wlio, in a Daval engagement with flatler you. Your levily excited my indignathe English, during our revolutionary war, tion; but my compassion for the degeneracy were suik in the ship called the Vengeur' of human nature, exhibited in your instance, The event inay be fresh in your mind; in absorbs my contempt. mine, it is indelible. To behold the whole Ch. I could be a little angry, bat as good crew, with one voice, calling on Hiaven to breeding forbids it, I will be a pbilosopher for bless the Republic, while the ocean was once. Appropos, pray, how do you reconcile receiving their bodies, and their souls were your-what shall I call it--your unsmooth treading the threshold of Elysium, was a address, to those rules of decorum, that siglit, which must have attracted the attention gentleness of manners, of which you say you and admiration of angels. I might mention know and teach the propriety, as well as one of our own country, whose talents, in the myself. cabinet and field, are unrivalled, and who Ci. To confess the truth, I would not will remain, to distant ages, a monument advance the arts of embellishment to extreme of the perfection which is attainable by relinement. Ornamental education, or an human nature. Your feelings will present attention to the graces, has a connection with to your mind, our first President. GENERAL effeminacy. In acquiring the gentleman, I WASHINGTON. We may likewise boast would not lose the spirit of a man. There is of other beroes and staresmen; heroes. a gracefulness in a manly character, a beauty who have scaled their patriotism with their in an open and ingenuous disposition. which blood, and who bave died in defence of our all the professed teachers of the arts of pleasing liberties.

know not how to infuse F. Scarce any age elapses, but is dis. Ch. You and I lived in a state of mannerg tingnished by the genius of some great men; as different as the periods at which we lived, but I think the manners of the present day were distant. You, Romans-pardon me. my are more unfavorable to the prodaction of men dear sir---yoa Romans had a little of the Brute of gepins, heroes, &c., than in former times. in you. Come, come, I muxt overlook it. Excessive thirst for property, is a weed, You were obliged to court plebeians for their whose growih is encouraged more than suffrages; and it similis simili gaude!. it must formerly, and absorbs many of the finest be owned that the greatest of you were feehugg of humanity; and when age bus secure of their favor. Why, Beau Nasb would


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