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dered fashionable, and accustom ture resents the injury, and recoils ourselves rather to consider the na- | with a whip of scorpions upon those fure and capacities of the mind, and who Telift her tendency. Hence the proper treatment to which it (the effect of officious interruption, will submit, we should neither la , in the paroxysm of mental agony, is ment the consequences of our own nothing less than to redouble the milyuided counsel, nor would the weight it affects to relieve, and point ourraged nind be exposed to that with keener anguith the forow it keen, intolerable anguith which it meant to blunt : but where we bend, too frequently endures.
like the reed, before the tempeft The feelings which exhibit them- | which beats upon our heads, - where felves in fighs and tears, when the we indulge the secret anguish which bonds of love and friendlip are swells in the bosom,– we then apbroken, were implanted by the ply the only ballain of which our hand of nature in our bosoms, with wounds can possibly adnit. . a wife, a benevolent intention :- The mind naturally doats upon they coniiitute the strongest bond of the object of its tender regard, and fociety, and give the proper relish to dwells with rapture upon the picture our domestic felicities; and so inti- which faithful memory holds up to mately are they interwoven with the its recollection. It considers it as it constitution of the delicate mind, were its birth-right, to gaze from that no violence can wrench them day to day upon the' pleafing-pain. away without destroying at the same sul subject, to fold it in its warmest time the whole fabric, and reduce affections, and bathe it with its tears. ing the man beneath the level of a Oh! with what exquisite delight does brute, Pierce the heart, and it will it recapitulate to the fhadows of the bleed; and when the feelings of the evening," to scenes that once to borom cannot be moved, we are no her was dear," the thousand amiable Jooger entitled to the rank we hold qualities, the thousand graces, both as creatures formed in the image of of perfon and of mind, which were the God of tenderness and com. (coinbined in her, whose lofs it tenpallion. To yield to the tender derly deplores! With what luxury touches of impaflioned woe, is ob- of griet does it retrace the dear en. viously, therefore, the natural ef- chanting moments which are now fect of the great law of nature un- for ever, ever gone, -think on the der which we are born: and we can tear that trickled, and the convulLooner cease to be men, than we live fob which interrupted the last can cease to lament the disappoint-adieu!In the dear remembrance ments to which our fond attach- of the past, it finds a bliss not only mients are liable.
exquifite, but an effect which calıs This being admitted, may we not the ruffled feelings, which tranquil. · appeal, at least, to the thinking | lises the frenzy of the soul, and
part of mankind, whether it does | 1preads around all that balmy corso. hoc inevitably lead us to the conciu- ! lation which can be given or recon we have in view ? In which ceivel.-Wt fliall here probably be cafe, are we more likely to obtain that reminded that a very confiderable fuftly.foothing tranquillity for which proportion of mankind will not reathie mourner languiflies,-by follow- dily admit that the indulgence of joy the obvious bias of nature in melancholy can poflibly merit such Jittening to the impulse of our feel. | encomiums as these.--Alas! it is ings, or by refifting them. If we too ti ue that there are, comparaviolate the commands of our maker, tively speaking, but few whole fynie the coolequences are obvious. Na 'pathctic souls can feel the force
"the expedient of having him imme. All men, who are defirous to excel diately afsaffinated. Poftunius Agrip other animals, thould use their atmoft pa, the third son, incurred the endeavours not to pale their days in ob. difpleasuit of his grandfather in
scurity. the saine way as Luciis, and was confined at Surrentum, where he THE defire of being diftinguithe remained a prisoner, until he was T ed is at once fo meritorious put to death by the order either of and natural, that almoft every in. Livia alone, or in conjunction with dividual wishes to be noticed for Tiberius, as was before observed. fome peculiar quality of his own. * Such was the catastrophe, through Every one, who is not either dead the means of Livia, of all the grand to feeling or worn down by poverty, sons of Augustus : and reason jofti. in fuch a manner as to make him fies the inference, that the who wish to hug obfcurity, affects, in ferupled not to lay violent hands fome degree, a species of character, upon those young men, had for something specifically different from merly practised every artifice that the rest of his fellow creatures.could operate towards rendering Hence we perceive, when this im. them obnoxious to the emperor, patience of being reckoned with the We may even ascribe to her dark in mass influences a fertile or enlight
trigues the diffolute conduct of Ju. ened understanding, the defire of - lia. For the woman who could fe- being regarded as a person superior cretly act as procuress to her own to the common stamp becomes more husband, would feel little restraint | ardent. Indolence is thoroughly upon her mind against corrupting awakened. He that is inattentive his daughter, when such an effect to his private concerns, when atmight contribute to answer the pur: tracted by the charms of fame, bepole which flie had in view. But comes laborious; his character is in the ingratitude of Tiberius, how. immediately changed, and nothing ever undutiful and reprehensible in feems too much for the attainment a son towards a parent, the at laft of the glorious distinction. Had it experienced a just retribution for not been for this paffion, idleness, the crimes in which the had trained the constant attendant of true gehim, to procure the succeflion to nius, would have greatly curtailed the empire. To the disgrace of her not only our amusement, but our sex, the introduced amongst the Ro- information. 'A name is the obe mans the horrible practice of do- lject to which we are indebted for mestic murder, little known before philosophy, poetry, and indeed the times when the thirst.or in- every other liberal science. In toxication of unlimited power had thort, the only dread of the greater vitiated the social affections; and part of rational creatures seems to the transmitted to succeeding ages a be that of doing nothing for pernicious example, by which im. which themselves may be celebrated inoderate ambition might be grati. now, or their memory bereafter. fied, at the expenfe of every mora) It is curious to observe how this obligation, as well as of humanity. principle acts upon different ma
terials. The esquire, having noThe DANGLER.
ticed the superior address of a man
- of fashion, generally launches into No. I.
the character of a fop, and becomes Omnis homines, 'qui fefe Audent pre la coycomb in behaviour as well as lare cæteris animalibus, fumima ope in dress. The gay girl of fifteen af niti decet, ne vitam filentio tranfeant. feets either wit, beauty, or reading.