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O'er all the scene a softened glow,
And make a mimic day:
In pensive stilness wrapt;
In glowing colours dyed;
Which Time's fell power defy'd :
Suspend thy toil awhile ;
And Bensell's friendly smile.
FOR THE PORTFOLIO.
Verses written on beholding the miniature of Miss Mary C,
a lady whom the writer has never seen.
TO HER SISTER, MISS JULIA C
How beautiful this work of art!
Concludes, the likeness true:
The picture that he drew.
And well might love impart his aid,
The god is ever seen:
And lights the winning mein.
Painter, thou'st hit it to a hair,
The sister's smile I see;
In silver tones to me.
I fain would have a picture too;
No fairer maid I know;
The pictur'd Julia grow.
How vain the wish! weak youth, forbear!
To paint them, ah! how vain!
From Il Fiore della Poesia Italiana.
Anor volea schernir la primavera
Dei vaghi fiori suoi.
Forse i piaceri tuoi
TRANSLATED FOR THE PORTFOLIO.
The little wanton god of love, As whilom Autt'ring through a grove, Reproach'd the Spring: “ Though now so gay “ Thy glories soon shall fade away." The Spring replied: “Thou purblind boy, “ More fleeting far is all thy joy."
FOR THE PORTFOLIO.
A Stingy fellow, 'tis no matter who,
FOR THE PORTFOLIO.
On a beautiful young lady whose slippers were fastened with ribbands, tied
Your conquests, Amanda, must now be complete,
Why, man, she is mine own,
MARRIED, at Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Mr. SIMEON Mason, of Swanzey, aged 74, to Miss ExrerIENCE BAKER, of Rehoboth, aged 79.
Died, on Monday, the 30th January, Mrs. WILLIAMINA BOND, widow of the late worthy Doctor Phineas Bond.
This venerable lady was eminently gifted with a strength of faculty, unimpaired by a very advanced age; and possessed a heart whose felicity it was to dispense every act of charity and good will.
Bereft of a most affectionate husband, and left with the care of a large family, in a season'of much peril, she acquitted herself of the double charge which devolved upon her, in a manner to rivet the duty of her children, who revered her, and to excite the love and admiration of all who knew her.
Of a most delicate cast of mind, with a ready discernment of character, she was liberal in her opinions, and tender to the failings of humanity.
She was particularly distinguished by a cheerful and benign disposition ; by a force of expression, and candour of sentiment, which secured the confidence even of strangers.
Regardless of all selfish views, she was ever, zealously, occupied in contributing to the happiness and comfort, or in ministering to the affliction of others.
Beneficent without ostentation, moral without display, a standard of ra. tional virtue. Few have, so faithfully, performed their great task. None have, more scrupulously, discharged the best duties of life.
In the devout faith of a true Christian, she beheld the approach of Death, with the firm assurance of a life well spent; and closed a long career of usefulness, with a spirit, undiminished by the severity of a tedious illness, or the waste of fourscore years.
“ No more sweet Patience, feigning, oft, relief,
On Friday the 24th Instant departed this life in the 48th year of her age, Mrs. ELIZABETH Price, wife of Mr. Samuel Price, Merchant; and daughter of the late Dr. Robert Bass.
Beloved and respected by all who knew her, her death will long be lamented by an extensive circle of friends and acquaintance : for, being possessed
of those amiable qualities which give real value to the female character, her presence always exhilarated the social circle, relaxed the brow of care, soothed the sigh of sorrow, and solaced the murmur of misfortune.
A cultivated mind, a benevolent disposition, and a cheerful temper, indu. ced that dignity of deportment, that affability and suavity of address, which never fail to command respect, and to capti: ate the affections.
The blameless tenor of a virtuous life enabled her to sustain the depre. dations of disease with Christian fortitude, and to receive the summons of death with Christian resignation.
“ Heav'n gives us friends to bless the present scene ;
Departed this life on Monday the 12th September last, after a short, but very severe illness, which she sustained with pious resignation, Mrs. Miriam Gratz, wife of Mr. Michael Gratz of this City. By the death of this exemplary lady her afflicted husband has lost a faithful and attentive partner, her family are bereaved of a tender and affectionate parent, and society of one of its most useful members. Her life exhibited the practice of every virtue. In adversity she was patient and cheerful, in prosperity she was humble and charitable; and always obedient to the will of heaven, she saw the approach of death with serenity and meekness, and met his cold embrace without a struggle. In contemplating the steadfast virule which supported her at that awful moment we may all find reason to exclaim, “Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my latter end be like her's.”
On the 10th Inst. departed this life, in the 74th year of his age, Mr. Henry Ward PIERCE; and on Monday his remains were interred in ChristChurch Burial Ground. Mr. Pierce was a native of Cæril county, in the then province of Maryland. Before the revolution he resided at his patrimonial farm on the banks of Chesapeake, and held an appointment in the Magistra. cy. For several years past he has spent his time in this city, in the ease and retirement of private life.
If a temper cheerful and contented, a heart kind and benevolent, a mind polished, and the correct manners of a gentleman, can endear the memory of any man to his relations and acquaintances, the deceased will certainly be recollected with no common portion of affection and regret, for some years to come.
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