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Antrim Catholic meeting

391
Quis Desiderio

212
Leckey, J. G. letter from to the Co.

To Anna

ib.
Libertinism and infidelity not neces-

Epitaph on J. Hewitt

ib.
sarily connected

265
Ode to the Liver

113
Liberty of Conscience, apology for 93

My Husband

297
Life-boat, a new invention of 257

The Indian Student

298
Literature, a fashion in

468

Address of the ladies of Edin-
Literature, Foreign 55,133,214,299 burgh to Dr. Moyse

298
Liverpool Botanic Garden, present

To the Memory of the latc
flourishing state of
447 Rev. Gilbert Wakefield

896
Liverpool petition for stopping the disa

The Drum

397
tillation from grain,

497
Ode to the Poppy

ib.
Liverpool petition for withdrawing the

The Emerald Isle

393
orders in council
503 Portraits of Matrimony

1
Marking-ink, discovery of a new 60 Porringer, Eldred, leiter from, to
Method of entering a room on fire 509 Co. Down Catholic Meeting 238
M'Guckin, Mr. speech of, at the Co. Potato, on the Culture of the

63
Antrim Catholic meeting,

325 Prison in New York, reformed mode
M'Gouran, Mr. speech of, at the Co.

of management in the 83,167,247
Antrim Cacholic meeting
385 Pronunciation, on a correct

198
Modern Jonas

Psalmody, wn a new version of 104
Montesquieu, eulogium on
34 Publications, new, review of

39
Motivemongers, address from the so-

.... List of, 64,141,221,306,404,481
ciety of

257
Raikes, Robert, memoir of

459
Mourne mountains, ramble to

430

Reform in Parliament, meeting for,
Negro Navigators

240
in Cornwall

154
Nelson's monumental inscription, re-

in Essex

156
marks on

in Reading

159
Newspaper panegyrics on the dead 468

Reports, ( Monthly.)
Nurse, a poem, on reading Mr. Ros.

....Agricultural 77,161,242,341,417,509
coe's translation of the

185

..Commercial 77,162,2 13,341,418,509
Orange Manifesto

417

....Naturalist's 80,163,244,342,420,511
Paine, Thomas, account of, by Joel

-Meteorological

80,164,
Barlow
90

244,343,120
Party outrage punished at the As.

Celestial Phenomena 81,164,245
magh assizes
241

343,421
Party distinctions

502

Rice, an useful additivi to bread 404.
Patriot's lamentation, or the horrors

Richardson, Thomas, èrarination of,
of war

369

before the Bullion committee 192
Penn, William, biographical sketch of 115

Robin's Travels in Louisi20a, obser-
199 vations on

40
Poetical Composition, on

446

Roscoe's Letter to H. Brougham, esqa
Politics, Monthly Retrospect of 66,143,224 M.P.

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807,406,485

translation of the Nurosrę:
Sup-
marks on reading

155,
plement to

242

Rice recun mended as an artrele of
Poetry, (Original.)
Woman,

445
food for the poor

5S
Deloura,

15.
Rowan, AH, letter to his tenants

54
Recantation,

296

........ jetter to the Co. Down
Simplicity,

238
ib.
Catholic meeting

293
Soonet. 'To Melesina

473

Rule of the road
I he Voyage of Life
ib. Stanhope, E rl, letter from, to Major

410
Weep no more

474
Cartwright

93
On Sensibility

ib. Sting of a bce, remedy for
(Selected.)

Stramonium, caution respecting the
Pleasure and Hope
130 use of

34.
Pursuit of Health

131

Ulster, Synod of, address to the Lord
ib.
Lieutenant

161
........ Force of Habit

Vaccine establishment, report of

281
Original Sin, or natural cor-
ruption

276
132 Vaccination, progress of
Epode

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Wahabites, account of

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PORTRAITS OF MATRIMONY.

was

To the Proprietors of the Belfast Magazine. affection between husband and wife,

is the source of uneasiness not only to the parties themselves, but to all

their acquaintances. We must al* But happy they, the happiest of their ways condemn, despise, or pity the kind,

unfortunate pair: and as these feel. Whom gentler stars unite, and in one fate Their hearts, their fortunes, and their beings are all of the unpleasing kind, ings blend.”

we, universally depart with dissa

tisfaction, if not disgust, from the IT is

is generally acknowledged, that scene, in which they are called in. upon good or bad fortune in form- to exercise. ing the matrimonial connection, de

Having, of late, experienced very pends the greater part of human happiness, or misery. Where mu

forcibly the effect of both of these tual esteem, sympathy, and confia

pictures, my attention was naturally

directed to the consideration of those dence, unite together the husband and wife, they are, in a great mea

shades and colourings that constisure, independent of the world. tute their difference. In other words,

I The accidental unfortunate occur

led to enquire, what is it in

the conduct of husband or wife, that rences with which they must occa

renders their company such a source sionally meet, are to them only as the report of distant enemies, or

of pleasure or pain, admiration or foreign wars: the unpleasing intel disgust, to their friends and acquainligence may give a momentary un

tances. Reviewing for this purpose easiness, but as there is peace at

my intercourse and acquaintance

with two families--the one the most home, tranquillity is soon resumed. Nay, there is something so amiable

finished and happy, the other in genuine, unaffected, modest love, the most unfortunate portrait of

life

induced to that it blesses not only the married pair, whoni it unites together, but in all the intermediate gradations

extend my observations, and take all who have the good fortune to be witnesses of their happiness.

between matrimonial happiness and We are pleased with them, be. misery, And, having commenced cause they seem pleased with each with the happy picture, I proceedother, participating, as it were, in ed, by inquiring what were the cir. the happiness we admire ; we never

cumstances that prevented the other fail by the contemplation of such a

family in question from appearing scene, to become better satisfied

to the same advantage, as a matriwith ourselves, and all the world be- ches are therefore copied from liv. with Ourselves, and all the world be monial portrait. The following sketsides. Discord, on the contrary, or the evident want of harmony and ing originals; and are the result of

BELFAST MAG, NO. XXXVI.

A

real observation. And in hopes that time. He therefore immediately they may be the means of assisting cast all his earthly hopes of happiyoung persons in forming fortunate ness upon the chance of obtaining matrimonial connections, or making her as the friend of his bosom, and the best of those already form- the partner of his comforts. It is easy ed, they are offered to publicity to see that two such kindred souls, through the medium of your ma- could not be long acquainted without gazine:

a sentimental union. Horatio's feel

ings took every opportunity of acPortrait Ist.

quainting Evelina with his partiality Horatio is a man who received for ber ; and sbe only waited to be a polite, if not liberal education, fully convinced of this partiality, beand entered into business at an early fore acknowledging for him a similar period of life. Contrary to the prac- feeling. They were accordingly tice of the greater part of men in married, and in discharging the resbusiness, Horatio continued at every pective duties of their station, parleisure interval to prosecute the ticularly in their attention to each study of polite and elegant litera- other, and to six lovely children, ture. By this means his mind be they exhibit that amiable picture came susceptible of other emotions, which I have often contemplated besides those occasioned by profit with unmixed satisfaction and pleaand loss, and he learned that life has

sure; and of which the following is a greater enjoy ments for rational crea- faint outline. turesthan the consciousness of having The author of our nature, and of made an advantageous market, the institution of marriage, has deswindled successfully at cards, or clared the relation between husband drunk all his companions asleep. and wife to be such, that they are no Horatio felt that he was formed for longer two, but one. One for inthe noblest society, that society which stance in affection, one in counse!, is founded upon esteem, sympathy one in happiness, and in a great meaand benevolence. His soul sighed sure one in hopes. Now the finest for the soothing endearments of female illustration of this declaration is the friendship, and was if possible in love conduct of Horatio and Evelina towith love, even before acquaintance wards each other. They appear to with Evelina, had actually inspired be actuated only by one soul, and in him with that passion. Evelina all things to have the most perfect though an only daughter, was re- understanding of each others inclinamarkable for unassuming modesty, tions. The love by which they are unitand engaging sweetness of disposi. ed is ofthat dignified kind, that is gratition, whence it may be inferred she fied, not so much by possessing, as by was very liberally endued with natu- being enabled through that possession, ral understanding. She was not a to render its object happy. We never poetical beauty, though as nearto it as therefore see between them in. most of the daughters of Eve. And, dividual feeling produce mutual disas every expressive feature was a satisfaction ; or the wants and antihieroglyphic for good sepse or good pathies of the one, opposed with acrinature, Horatio at their very first ac- mony to those of the other. On the quaintance, recognized her as the contrary, there is an evident anxious person whom he had loved by solicitude on the part of each to anticipation, and of whom he had sacrifice their own private or parbeen in search for a considerable ticular predirections, to those of the

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other. Whilst these sacrifices are greeable from their situation, and the
made, not with the look, tone, or gese manner of their introduction, con-
ture of one ostentatiously sacrificing tribute no inconsiderable share to the
feeling at the altar of peace, and general harmonic effect.
meritoriously doing an obliging act,

To a friend of Horatio's, when introat the expense of painful self-denial; duced by him for the first time to but with the placid readiness of a

Evelina, their union or sympathy of person wishing to oblige; and the soul is truly delightful. Though cheerful complaisance of one whose chief delight it is to be the means of to her an utter stranger, he soon finds

himself on the footing of an intimate another's happiness

friend. Learning from the manner Gentle altercations, I have occasion- of his introduction the rank he holds ally seen take place between them ; in her husband's estimation, and imand the reasons by which their res mediately giving him the same place pective opinions were supported, in hers, she treats him with all the compared together, with considerable attention and tenderness due to an inearnestness and spirit. The design timate friend of her own It is im. of each, however, in such contentions, possible to describe the satisfaction it was easy to see, was not to gain a

a person in such a situation experiselfish victory, or triumph over the

Evelina seems su charmed others weakness, and confessed infe- with the visit, and to take so much riority; but solely to prevent, or re

pleasure in her attentions to the visi. move a mistake, and arrive at truth, tor, that he feels, instead of the cause and correctness. The opinion of each of embarrassment and trouble, the oce was offered with the most conciliating casion of happiness and delight. gentleness. The tone and look, with Evelina's looks speak nothing but afwhich it was accompanied, were fection for Horatio, and good will strongly expressive of regret for the towards his guest. By an intuitive difference of sentiment. Every sympathy impossible to be described,

, circumstance of any weight in

she anticipates her husband's wishes, the arguments of either,

was, and fulfills all bis intentions respecting with a solicitous candour,adınitted by his friend. Indeed the whole of her the other; and when any obvious or conduct and demeanor in such a siludicrous mistake was detected, it tuation cannot fail of calling up to was the source of as much amuse the mind of him who has read the ment and pleasure to the author as the

scriptures, Solomon's beautiful desdetector. In a word, the very differ

cription of the virtuous woman. ences that occasionally arise between

« The heart of her husband doth Horatio and Evelina, are conducted in safely trust in her; she openeth her such a manner,

so fraught mouth in wisdom, and in her tongue with mutual love and confidence, is the law of kindness.” Whilst the and are, in general, so productive of conduct of Horatio is the best comcheerfulness and good humour,

ment upon

the Apostolic exhortation. that they are the source of much

“ Husbands love and cherish your pleasure and gratification to an oc- wives, even as yourselves." casional visitor. They are such in

The mutual affection that thus terruptions of the general agreement as give no disturbance, or if we may characterizes every part of the conuse a simile, they are like certain dis- duct of Horatio and Evelina, is, as cords, in some pieces of music, which might be expected, productive of the though in their nature highly disa. happiest effect upon their children.

are

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