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Then king's, ditested of their regal state,

Like Nelson, made Britannia's thunders roll that, though strange his life, he lived From northern Thale to 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 nuptial

Mine 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 Porte Too delicate a texture to sustain The fierce assaults of agonising pain.

Behind the church, where rest in Tbrice happy infant ! thou shalt 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, whea day's bright lamp shall cease ture in his character,

to burn, Will wish, like ekee; they'd found an early “He wisely shunn'd the incumbrance of

a wife.'

for thy short A short time before his death, date: ist Heroes would with their boasted laurels part, being at an ale-house, he said, “'tis To gain, blest babe! shine innocence of a saying that Church-goers will

heart. Then impious Voltaire, the proud wic of swear, Presbyterians will lie, MeFrance,

thodists will cant, and Quakers will Will view, with envious eye, thy happy cheat; and I believe I can do a little igidrance.'

of them all.' Autbor'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, who ed to their pleasure, by furnishing dwelt secluded from society, and them with the means to procure spent his time in mathematical re- it. Searches, and in endeavouring to find out the longitude, hoping to And, like a monarch; rul'd their little court

• For he was one in all their idle spert, 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 soEnclid, he was by profession a son of

lemn spot,

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 reader, 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 ady of her sex an incum

brance. Igrant, and by pleasing experience cottage to visit any of his patients. I 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 base age.


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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 gentleWHEN 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; buť 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 appeare of a province in China, who, out of ance; and his friend sent it to Rome, regard to a particular friend of bis, 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 bappened that it in his vineyard dug it up, and then the intendant, on a sudden, became reported the discovery. The decepe 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 admite The cardinal had nt 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 stolen. Thus, but at last told him that he had lost observe the Chinese chronicle, the the imperial sind out of bis cabinet, firmness, calmness, and consequent which yet remained locked, and had presence of mind of the chief justice no marks of viulence 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 necessary instrument hope, and abandoned timself to deof bis ethice. The chief justice ex- spair.' hirted him to keep up his spirits; and, instead of giving hims:lf up to despair, apply the great abilities he was known to picssess in devising LONDON FASHIONS,

recover the geal again. The intendant sighed, and With an Engraving, clegantly co- ; said that was impossible. The

loured.) chief justice asked him whether he had any potent enemy.

Yes, 1. A DRESS of jonquil sarsnet said the inleidant; '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 missed puckered, and trimined with either obrsinicg the employment I now à fine white lace or trimming to holi.' Very well,' said the chief match. Head-dress, a rich lace handjustice; “then I have thought of a kerchief, with a Vardy ke border; methed to set a!l this matter right. and the hair fa tened with a gilt · Cause the most valuable of your comb and ornamented with a small effects to be bret:ght into your inner sprig or half wreath of artificial apartment; and, as soon as they are flowers in front. Whire gloves, and safe, let the ontwarı court of your jonquil shoes. palace he secretiy set in:

The 2. The child's dress.--- A frock of governor, as it is his c Hly, will be fine French cambric; the sleeves and forced to come

jour assistance'thu, busum richly ornamented with work moment the fire appears. Deliver and border to correspond : trowsers to him the cabinet in which the seul of the same, to match. was placed. If it was he who causeci it to be ftolen, he will be glad lo restore it; and at all events the blame will lie at his doon, nit yours.'

PARISIAN FASHIONS. The intendant instantly adopted the advice, and carried the scheme THE Eastern style of dressing the be bad suggested into execution. hair cominues to be very prevalent : The tire drew the governor to the thubair is bound and twisted on the palace, as was expected; the cabi- forrhead is alternate bunds ard knots, net 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 yolu net. the danger was over, the intendant lo fuil dress is worn around train sen sing for it again, found the seal dress of ih- tinest India muslin, over replaced. For the governor, finuing a white sasin slip, ornamentes! wird hins ! over-reached, wisely cum foil and gold embroidery. The sleves

f pucunderd, by thus returning the sea!, are full.-For a wala ing-dress, VOL. XXXVIII.


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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 Sotảeby : however, it matters shoes, or shoes the colour of the not; they were at that moment coo. spencer.

formable to my mind and situation.

I knew a gentle maid: I ne'er shall view Her ike again: and yet the vulgar eye

Might pass the charms I traced regardless by; A MORNING WALK

For pale her cheek, unmarked with roseate


Nor beamed from her mild eye a dazzling IN SUMMER


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 apace, 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 chro' the dusk, the smoking currents

And on her lips, when g'camed a lingering

smile, shine; And from the bladed field the fearful hare

Pity's warm tear gushi'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, and often turning, gaze

view.' At early passenger. Music awakes The natize voice of und ssemblea joy;

I thus indulged the fond recolieco And thick around the woodland hymns arise. tion of those past happy moments, Ruus'a 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 !

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 heari. I think when Emett wrote to the fields to participate of the cle- the following lines to Julia his mislights which this lovely season af- fortunes and his feelings were simiforded. Nought disturbed the stillness lar to mine. of the morn, save 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 rilis : the soothing mote smiles, of Philomel had not lotally subsided, To mitigate the woes of sever'd love, bur, at intervals, poured her pensive I think I'trace my charming Fulic 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 anced 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 lhe shade of The gowing loveliness Summer mild, a bending willow I took my seat to

The ripe luxuriance Autumn loves to fing 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 tell 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 op

as a mother, anticipated my daughpressed.

ter's happiness, and hoped all was Walking gently on, I met a jolly well;- but, alas! shortly after my throng of haymakers, singing as they

fondest hopes were frustrated. A hastened to their healthful toil. young person of more wealth and

note came to reside in our village, *The youths, with short'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

shake; 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 breathing 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 row 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 blooming 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. vse orbs expire, to market, sir,' she replied, with That erst were lighted with celestial tire ; come asparagus, some eggs, cheese, Sees the warm hues of panting lite impress'd, and buiter, which I have in those feels the weak Au tering pulses sink away,

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



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