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CARTHAGE. What art thou, dubious power ? that to the earth

Hail! Carthage, hail! ruin triumphant Now sinks the sadden'd heart, now reignslifts it high,

No walls, no tow'rs, no consecrated Atonce of human and of heav'nly birth ; shrine,

Mortal, thy sire, thy mother of the sky Thy mighty bulwarks strew the ravag'a Or borne by seraph Hope through fields

plains, of air,

[pair Crusled by the vigour of an arm-like Or plung'a in caverns, by the fiend Des. mine.

Here then let Marius paulse.'Tis good, E'en now thy double sway divides my

'tis great ;

[lie, breast,


Pillars of pow'r in scatter'd fragments Thy tyrannizing poise 'twixt good and Mark'a, mark'd in dust, I read the war. Yet equal both to rob the mind of rest,

rior's fate; As each alternate works thy tort'ring

Cities and kingdoms, hosts and bewill;

roes die O then, to certain joy, or certain grief, Noble in council, noble in the fight, The balance turn, and give my soul re.

No lotiy birth, no high patrician name, lief!

No chief, no-consul back d my glorious Give me the worst to hear, or best to right, know ;


But-native merit nobly soar'd to fame; This dread delay unfits that soul to No danger awes my soul, no fear appais, With wonted fortitude, new loads of But mid the crash of empires Marius-talls woe!

[ing care. And bliss deferr'd must mix corrodToo late the sun his stronger rays shall

(rose's heart.

When flower-worms fced upon the

A woman is a book, and often found
To prove far better in the sheets, than

No wonder then, some students take


Above all things, to study in the night. Say, what is Fame! a brilliant empty shade,

Marriage. Like vapours painted by the breath of morn,

Let the good man for nuptial rites Which chill the mountain's brow (in

design'd, clouds array'd')


euery page of women kind : And starve the head their glittring Mark ev'ry sense, and how the reading robes adorn.

vary, Ah! what avails the slowly moving And when he's read 'em through, then hearse,

let him marry. The shrine that ealogy is wont to raise ; The splendid tomb deck'd with funeral

On a Pilfering quack. verse,

Celsus takes off, by dint of skill, The shout of millions, or the peal of Each bodily diaster; praise ;

But takes off spoons, without a pill, O what is Fame I enroll’d. in Glory's Your plate without a plaster.

page, Pursu'd with vigour, and with ardour.

Both agreed. sought;

6. You're a fool," mutters Harry, says For which in every clime, and every age,

Thomas "that's true," The poe labour'd, and the hero "So must ev'ry one be, that expects fought.

sense from you." Tis oft a bubble, that thouglı ether fies, That sports awhile, evaporates, and

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the medicine in his shop. It is a

pity that with all her takings she ORIGINAL PAPERS.

would not take Macbetli's advice. It is a sovereign specific for neryous ladies. Throw physic to the

dogs-I'll none of it. TIIE WANDERER, When I see a man preaching No. 70,

moderation and reason to a political enthusiast, wasting his strength in

a fruitless attempt to explain the THROW PHYSIC TO THE DOGS-r'll inconsistency of party prejudices

with the public good, proposing an Shakespeare's Macbeth. armistice to intolerance, and disThis is sometimes the language of all honest men" I cannot help

closing the advantages of " an union of presumption and sometimes of smiling in pity at his mistaken honprudence. The physician, either esty and wasted time. Thị Oz thuof the mind or the body, generally sic to the dogs—your patient will prescribes a better draught, and it is have none of it. vastly more agreeable to “ throw it to the dogs" than be under the ne

When I read a long list of astoncessity of taking it; yet there are ishing cures, the junumerable virsome people so fond of the phial tues ofja patent medicine, how many that if they should distribute a por- lives it has saved, how much disortion in the same uncourteous man- der it has prevented; when I am ner it would be found no disservice informed of the wonderful invention to them.

of some self-taught genius, who

in the midst of his mechanical ocMrs. Splenetive, for instance, iis cupations has discovered a barrier always complaining. Like Lord

to the progress

of disease and death, Ogleby she cannot come down in a and invites you with generous libmorning without previously break-erality to purchase its advantages, fasting on pills, potions and pow. I cannot help exclaiming with Horders. She has as many disorders

ace, Credat Judeus appela-Throw as are to be found in the catalogues physic to the dogs~I'll none of it. of disease, and has takea at one time or another all the prescriptions The other day, very good naturof the dispensatory ; very much re-edly we attempted something in the sembling an apothecary's tunnel, medical way ourselves. We were through which passes by turns all desirous of making some emollient



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so on.

applications to pride and Bringing after having cut, purged, sweated and down the swellings of inflaied van- blistered the poor author from top ity. Take physic, POMP, said the to bottom without his being able to Wanderer, but he lolled at ease in perceive the least possible advanhis chariot and bid the coachman tage, no wonder he should be will

Throw physic to the dogs—ing to throw, not only the physic, I'll none of it. And Pomp was but the doctors, to the dogs, and beg right-Who would permit a dabling they'll « let the patient minister to physician to purge one of his dig- himself.nity ?

There is nothing so ungratefully Here is our neighbor and friend received as advice unsolicited. EvMr. ORDEAL. I know not whether ery man has sufficient vanity to suphe is more appropriately termed a pose himself competent to the conphysician or a surgeon, but certain duct of his own concerns, and feels it is he is thorough in his work, the interference of others as an imhe has been laboring with much pertinence, which he ought not to zeal and ability for the poor “ actor permit, and an arrogant censure of mer' alınost through the winter, his own understanding which is but he has given one prescription after little entitled to his respect. let another, and some of them most every man has such a superfluous bitter doses, the public have watch-quantity of judgment that he wiiled the efficacy of his medicines and ingly imparts it to his neighbors, admired the theory on which he and however æconomical he may practised, his patients have been be in other acts of charity, finds sometimes cured of their malady, himself able to be a SAMARITAN IN but oftener outrageous against the advice. He is willing to spend bis physician, and his medicines have breath for his fellow-being, although exclaimed with Macbeth-Throw his breath is a man's very existence. physic to the dogs-We'll none of 1. Like Coleman's good “ lady of the

Physicians have long been con- BED cow” though he gives nothing sidered merely as a necessary evil else he “ will give a little air."and however solicitous we may be People who would not move a foot in a moment of danger to call them to assist you in distress are yet will

. in and ask their assistance, yet no ing enough to give you the benefit one is desirous of their professional of their advice, and to do it with so visits without particular invitation, little prudence that your only secunor willing to follow their prescrip-rity arises in following a directly tions when there are other means opposite course. of health, The Reviewers howev.

To those, however, who are thus er have long been known in the lit- affectionately concerned for every erary world as a college of physi-body's good, who propose remedies cians who insist on admi istering when the patient is in love with his physic whether the patient will take disease, and are willing to cure him it or not, and are ever ready to am- of disorders which he has no wish putate any limb in his body which to remove, may very often and very they think deformed, however ex- properly be addressed the language cruciating the pain it occasions, or of Macbeth, imperfect the poor fellow may be

THROW PHYSIC TO THE DOGS-I'LL without it. They will cure a man's infirmity in spite of himself. But!




For the Emerald.

undertaken to move this mountain, not by faith, but wit. He falls to

work upon it with irony, humour " The Miseries of Human Life ; or the and ridicule, and the hill fairly trem

Groans of Samuel Sensitive, and Timo- bles. To bury metaphor in the hill;
thy Testy. With a few supplementary bis design seems to be, to place in
sighs from Mrs. Testy. In twelve di- the most ludicrous light the minor
third London edition - Boston : Pub- vexations, which by way of emis
lished by Grenough, Stebbins, & Hunt, nence he styles « The Miseries of
und Belcher & Armstrong. 1807."

Human Life.” Method is not very The man, that can make the compatible with mirth ; the plan petty objects of irritation and an- therefore is simple. A couple of noyance tributary to enjoyment, is wretches get together in sweet comentitled to no little gratitude from a

munity of suffering, and we hear in fretful creation. We may attempt every one of the “ Dialogues,” in our closets nicely to balance our

Moody madness laughing wild

Amid severest woe !!” judgments and settle in the void of abstraction the weight of those At the second dialogue Testy intrifles, that trouble us abroad, that troduces his son, of whom he said tease into ill humour, or vex into in the first, that he determined petulance. The difficulty is, we to take him from Eton, because old are not beings that can be always Busby, the head pedagogue there, abstract, We leave our closets, pronounced him half mad, without and mix again with the world, and any other reason, than because find, trifling as they are,

“ from dint of good memory, withThese little things are great to little out brains enough to ballast it, he man."

flirted out his crude scraps of auHow many can each individual enu- thors upon all occasions, without merate within the circumscribed stopping to think where he was or circle of his own acquaintance, who who were his hearers.” It is natuare really wretchedly miserable, ral and convenient to have one of without ever having met, in the the disputants married, and Mrs. whole course of their lives, a single Testy comes in by way of appendix. circumstance, that had the weight Sensitive senior brings up the rear of calamity or the magnitude of and explains and elucidates the misfortune. The events, which whole: have made them mope and moan, The production before us is hardare beneath the dignity of distress ly a fit subject for analytical criti. or the majesty of amiction. It is cism. Effusions of humour are the little vexations of life; vexations, aptly termed sallies of wii. It is that, from their insignificance, wait not in their nature to regard rules not for uncommon occasions; that and forms. In the direct and gross may happen every day and every violation of these, their point often moment ; that make up in number consists. These sallies are not conwhat they want in weight; it is fined to the enumeration of “ Misethese vexations, that are the grains ries.” They also abound in the of dust, which principally constitute Dialogues. Of these the first is the mountain of human infelicity, perhaps the most pithy and finished. .

The author in the persons of In no one page of the book are the Messi's. Sensitive and Testy has anthor's forces more condensed,than

in the 10th. He gives a summary / are equally apt. The great object of the miseries of each individual. is to hit this unit. Probably of all

“What my poor Sir, are the senses, the combinations of English lanBut five yawning inlets to hourly and mno- guage the author has struck the mentary molestations ?-What is your happiest possible in the following House, while you are in it, but a prison instance. filled with nests of little reptiles ; of insect annoyances ; which torment you

Sen. I will now give you a ball the more, becalise they cannot kill you? room "Groan;" with which nothing in and what is the same house, when you Holbein's “ Dance of Death" can stand are out of it, but a shelter, out of reach, a moment's comparison :from the hostilities of the skies - What When you have imprudently cooled is the Country, but a sandy desert at yourself with a glass of ice, after danc. one season, or a swallowing quagmire ing very violently, being immediately et another ?-What the Town, but an told by a medical friend, that you have upper Tartarus of smoke, and din ! no chance for your life but by continu. What are Carriages, but cages upon ing the exercise with all your might; wheels ?-What are riding Horses, but then, the state of horror in which you furchased enemies, whom you pamper in- suddenly cry out for "Go to the Devil to strength, as well as inclination, to kick and share yourself,or any other such your brains out ?- What are Theatres, frolicsome tune, and the heart sinking but licensed repositories for ill told lies, apprehensions under which you instantor stifling shambles for the voluntary ly tear down the dance and keep rousing „Sacrifice of time, health, money, and all the rest of the couples (who, haring morals ! --A Senatorial Debate (when taken no ice, can afford to move with you have fought your way to it) what less spirit)-incessantly vocifer conting is it but a national Main of Cocks - as you ramp and gallop, along, What are Games, Sports, and Exer across, Sir, for heaven's sake !"--"* cises, but devices of danger and fatigue corners, ladics, if you have any to the performers, and schools of sur.

els !"_" Right and left-or I'm gery to the practitioner who may hap man!"-&c. &c." pen to look on !-What are Society and There is one misery we w Solitude, but, each, an alternate hiding for the benefit of some of our Comir place

from the persecutions of the other 2 Libraries !-- What are they but the seput. mon pleas lawyers. chres of gaiety, or conservatories for the

“ Sen. Hearing bad granamar, bad seedlings of disease ?-Nay, to descend emphasis, &c. from persons who ought still lower, what are the indispensable to know much better--without the libprocesses of Eating and Drinking, but erty of interfering: practical lectures on the art of spoiling Tes. Yes, though you long to cry out food? or what even the familiar opera

malè nominatis tions of Dressing and Undressing, but

Parcite verbis.”

Hor. stinging remembrancers of the privi. The author's wit is most brilliant leged nakedness of the savage ?"

in classic allusions and in introducAmong other verbal inaccuracies ing the best vernacular writersin the perusal of this volunie, any As instances take these : considerable part of which for the reason above suggested we shall not hill, when the ground is what the vul.

** Tes. Walking obliquely up a steep attempt to point out, we observed gar call greasy. the word “ rightest. Right ad- Ned Tes. Sad work!" Labitur et mits not comparison.. We hint labetyr !"

Hor. this merely because in serious com- Sen. As you are walking with your position there is so general a laxity charmer-neeting a drunken sailor of style with respect to comparatives. who, as he staggers by you, cjects his

It is a trite, but true remark, that reserve of tobaccp against the lady's there is only one way to convey an


Now is not this too much, Sir! idea, No two modes of expression Ned Tes. Yes, that's exactly what it

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