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of her right to do this. She should for she no longer runs the risk of always believe herself an object of abuse on these several heads. Canrespect; but respect will be waited dour is commendable when she is for-it never follows those who run in no danger from it. It is hardly after it.

permitted to a girl to be frank, even The way to live with dignity in at fifteen. A woman who has been the world is to know how to live wise may again become so at sixty. without it. And how easy it is at She may talk of advantages which first to live without those who care she no longer enjoys, and smile at nothing for us! How calm we feel accidents from the effects of which in respect to pleasures which can she is now free. She need not conno longer be heightened by the cap- ceal those rebellions of the heart tivating hopes of some successful which she bas quelled, those inclinresult! The actors must be very ations which she has vanquishedgood when I shall relish a scene, She can recall them without shame, of which I am to be a mere specta- because she can do it without retor ; and if I do not deceive myself, gret; and join the attractions of there are few persons who would tenderness, to the merit of virtue not be more amused by playing a What a misfortune however that part badly, than by seeing it well with all this, one cannot also be played. But well or ill, in youth young and pretty! each one must play a part.


EUGENIA. age frees us from those which are unsuitable. Let a young lady dance elegantly or badly, she must dance;

For the Emerald. let her be handsome or ugly, she

DESULTORY SELECTIONS. must shew herself—she must conduct as others conduct. But an old woman does what she pleases. In following her own inclinations, her

The following description of the pretensions are too few to incur French and Imperial forces at the batthe reproach that she assumes too tle of Pavia is a fine specimen of the much, The impression she makes elegant and animated style of Professor on others is not of that sort to sub

Robinson ject her to the charge of wishing to Never did armies engage with appear singular. If it is to the loss greater ardour or with an higher of her charms that she owes all her opinion of the importance of the liberty ; that liberty will confer on battle they were going to fight ; her other charms which she could never were troops more strongly not derive from youth. Her mind animated with emulation, national is at ease in proportion as her fac- antipathy, mutual resentment, and ulties are limited. Nothing unties all the passions which inspire'obsuthe tongue, said the Abbe de Choisy, nate bravery. On the one hand a like the grout in the hands and feet. gallant young monarch seconded by She may suffer the conversation to a generous nobility and followed by become animated, when it is no subjects to whose natural impetumore to be feared that she will lead osity, indignation at the opposition it. Her gaiety may be less circum- they had encountered added new spect, her intercourse more free, force, contended for victory and her goodness more familiar, and honour. On the other side, troops her sensibility more expressive ;' more completely disciplined and



conducted by generals of greater a- rinthean vases and Phrygian marbilities, fought from necessity, with. ble. THE PHYSICIAN, letters, syla courage heightened by despair. lables and catacornered scrawls of

The conflict of armies under crooked Z's. THE LAWYER, inen. such circumstances must have been The ALCHYMIST, himself. The dreadful, but the important battle of POET, smoke. THE ORATOR, paint. Pavia which has been so distinguish- THE HISTORIAN, fame. THE NATed in the history of Europe must URAL PHILOSOPHER, heaven and sink almost to nothing before the earth. THE ANTIQUARIAN, like an engagements of the present cen-old Jew pedler, sells old shoes. tury.


MOST RARE? Men have existed who had the cour.

A rich man contented with his age and nobleness to refuse the allur- fortune-A man of genius not noted ing blandishments of an imperial crown. When Francis and Charles, of France for his irregularities and defects-and Spain, were exerting every effort of A learned man who knows him. their mighty power to gain the eleva self-A sciolist not vain-A virgin tion of Emperor of Germany, the Elec.

whom every body thinks beautiful tors neglected both to offer it to Fred.

except herself. eric duke of Saxony, to whom history has given the honorable appellation of Sage. He was not dazzled with that ob. A physician who lived in Lonject for which monarchs so much supe-don, visited a lady who lived in rior to him in power contended with so Chelsea. much eagerness, and after deliberating its for some time, the lady express

After continuing his vison the matter a short time he rejected it with a magnanimity and disinterest- ed an apprehension, that it might edness no less singuar than admirable. be inconvenient for him to come so The king of Spain's ambassadors, sen

far on her account. « Oh! madsible of the advantage which his re: am,” replied the doctor, “I have commendation of their master would another patient in this neighbourproduce, sent him a large sum of morey hood, and by that means, you know, as the first token of that prince’s grati- I kill two birds with one stone." tude.

But he who had greatness of mind to refuse a crown disdained to receive a bribe, and upon their intreating his

ERRATA.-In Wanderer No. 69, first leave to distribute part at least of the paragraph, for “ explanation," read sum among his courtiers, he replied, explication. Second paragraph, for that he could not prevent them from

works” read work. In the third par. accepting what should be offered, but agraph, instead of “ It comes over whoever took a single florin should be him, like a cloud in the days of his am. dismissed next morning from his ser-bition, It comes over him, like a cloud vice.

in his day of ambition. In the last line,

second column, page 110, for "attri. WHAT IS THE LITERARY WORLD?

buted read attributable. In the last

period but one of " The Wander. It is a kind of fair full of stalls,

er," the allusion to Epaminondas, for wares, and shop-keepers, in which

more pride" read their pride. Page THE THEOLOGIST sells his articles 111, for " Fleury" read Fleutry. Page that at the same time supply food and 113, first line, for "the least mean of warmth. The critic his cobweb judging” &c. read the best mean. In línen and transparent lawn of no

the Ordeal, page 116, for George

Hillsread George Lillo. In the same shelter from the cold. THE PHILO- page, fifth line from bottom of first col. LOGIST, his embroidered vests, Co-|


dele with.


We are happy to introduce a reply to the . Among the variety of banking schemes a

clégant poetical Present of our valua- our speculating country nore appear ble friend, and hope it is the commence- with so much profit and advantage 4 ment of an interesting correspondenee. that which is kept by


Ar the Court of Olympus assembled

by Jove,

'Twas agreed that a Bank should be To R**

open'd-for Love; I saw the young Sylph convey to her And the gods all delighted pass'd a de heart,

cree, The present his mother had wreath'd; That the son of fair Venus the banker

should be. I heard the chaste accents his lips did impart.

So in pity to morials they sent him be In the verses the poet bequeath'd.



To soften distress and to banish their I also attested the glowing assent, For he debits and credits the smile and "To bestow on the Poet a smile ;"

the kiss, And ask'd her, if I had some lines to

The patron of joy and banker of blis; present,

The firm of his business, Truk az Would they so much sweetness be.

Virtue approve,

[loer. guile?

And Hymen still audits the balance of She answer'd-ah noshe said not a

At home or abroad, in peace or in var, word 'Twas not me, that she wislı'd to ad. Whether good news or bad, whether

His currency never descends below por dress : 1 culld her attention-and spoke of re. The bills of this bank never suffer at all,

stocks rise or fall, ward To the poet, in a verse ;-she said, yes: For the bolders all know that the firds

he employs But where are the fowers your relative No accident lessens, no danger destros, queen,

For he debits and credits c. Hath sent by the boy that's just flown? He issues his notes from the eye of the Indocd not a shadow of one could be

fair, seen,

And I promise to yield, is legible there. So mingled were they with her own. His checks are all signed by dame N3 Unconscious of blushing, her eyes then

ture's own hand, disclos'd,

To be fill'd up at pleasure and paid on What the heart was full wont to be. demand,

[impar. tray i

While his bills duly paid, to him credi And the vi'let, the amaranth, the lilly. As the BANKER OF Love ever drat: and rose,

on the heart. Each shone in their native array.

For ke debits Egc. Call back, said she, Cupid, to R** let him fly

EPIGRAM....Advice to Strephor. To the Emerald, hic him away, Pensive Strephon, cease repining, Say something to Venus, to Jove, and Give thy injur'd stars their due : yet, why!

There's no room for all this pining, I cannot tell what I woukl say. Be Dorinda false or true.

:If she feeds a faithful passion, Oh, write of the bouquet, compose me one line.

Caậst thou call thy fortune cross ! Arouse your dull slip shodded muse, And if sway'd by wlim or passion, And what-is impure, my R** will

Let her leave thee,---where's the loss refine. wrote--and pray who could re- Boston, ( Mass.) Publisked fuse?



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while it magnifies the dangers of novel experiments, checks the adventuring spirit that opens new

sources of wealth. Activity, conTIIE WANDERER,

fidence and courage are the con

comitants of youth; but activity No. 71.

may often overleap its own designs,

confidence may be rashness, and fining folks think old folks are fools, out courage temerily. Every period ol! folks know young ones to be so.

of life has its own peculiar advan

Proverb. tages and evils, and a man's genius Nothing has been more suc- termined by his age than his mor

or capability should no more be decessfully urged to check the imper- als or disposition by his complexion tinent self-sufficiency of youth than and stature. the remark which is quoted at the head of this paper. The assertion

We mean not to undervalue tlie is in that style of conscious pride, respectability of age, or to place the which insinuates that every doubt “being of yesterday” before “ the in opposition to it is the effect of ancient of days,” but to take a bird's ignorance, and is so often supported eye view of the advantages of youth by facts, that we look on it as one

and age in professional pursuits. of those theorems in life which There are some places, which must cannot be disputed.

always be filled by the elder citizens Without derogating from the re- of the community, some which respect, which age has a right to quire an importance from personal command, it may perhaps be per- appearance and a dignity in the mitted to doubt whether capacity, public eye, which nothing but age for business increases with length appears competent to fill ; but it is of days, and whether those quali- surely not saying too much, to adties, which are demanded for active vance that there are ot hers, where enterprise and the bustle of the youth should be no objection to the world, are not as often found among candidate, and where the spirit and the younger members of the com- feelings wlrich are incident to that munity as those whose head las period of life, are his best recombeen whitened by the silver of time. mendation.

Experience, prudence and cau- In the enterprises of mercantile tion are the advantages of age; but business, if the sanguine temper, experience may have passed with the persevering and indefatigable out improvements, prudence may labour of youth can be, as it most degenerate to timidity, and caution, usually is, directed by the assisting

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discretion and judgment of maturer / concerns. He knows that his foryears, it will be more likely to attain time is to be acquired by his own the object it aspires to, than if the exertions; he has little to sport execution were trusted entirely to with in wild and unadviseable ex. the wavering and unsteady hand of periments, or to pay the losses age.

which temerity might cause, The A young man of correct morals consequence of wealth is carelessand that share of abilities, which ness. He who has no necessity to are usually formed by a good edu- labor is generally arerse from the oation, has many inducements for drudgery of business. He feels more sedulous and undivided atten- himself entitled to a little more retion to the interest of his employers laxation, he has a right to greater than is expected from any other exemption from fatigue. The small period of life. In the first place he profits, which result from this exhas his character to establish ; and tra attention, are below his regard; such is commonly the custom of to the young adventurer they are the world that success passes for valuable, first, because they show merit. He has no stock of good | his desire of paying proper care to fortune previously acquired, to come the concerns he is engaged in, and in aid at a time of necessity. The secondly, because small profits are .concerns in which he first engages, of a magnitude sufficient to engage are those which fix his character his mind and weigh something in through life. A mistake now can his purse. be'balanced by no former evidence The man who has for long time of happy invention or judicious de- been active on the theatre of life, sign ; it throws a stain on his repu- holds out to his employers as a tation which can seldom if ever be pledge for their security, the chareffaced. Hence the first step is acter he has established in society cautious and careful. The young and the wealth he has acquired; man has met with no rapid success the young inan gives no such guar. to dazzle and intoxicate the mind, antee, it is his cniployer's concern to betray him into a fatal confidence to find whether he is honest and and spoil his hopes at the very mo- upright, and these moral qualities ment of fruition. The path is new have never been considered to be and he looks about with care ; he connected with age; but you have is prepared for obstacles; the dan- a mortgage of his future prospects gers that may defeat him have been and you hold the dispensation of revolved in his mind, and he knows his future honors. Has he friends that extreme carefulness alone will and connexions? You have the se clear him of the rocks and the curity of nature--Has he len shoals.

brolight up with correct principles? He has his fortune to acquire. You have the security of education. The first mean of doing it is to se. The negligence that commonly acure an honorable reputation, and rises is seldom of a nature to be sache is doubly careful to guard it a- isfied by pecuniary compensation, gainst the imputation, which mis- and let it be candidly answered takes might afford a pretext to Have not many things been done throw upon it.

The young man and protected by the shield of an commences business generally with acquired reputation, that would hare few other expectations than arise destroyed the hopes and ruined the from judiciously conducting his character of one just commencing

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