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POETRY.

oras,

secum ;

For the Emerald.

So gentle her manner, so smiling bar brow,

Thos INVOCATION TO SPRING. I felt my poor heart go, I cannot tel Written April 4th, 1807.

You see my good friend, how your cos

sel was vain, Come shed thy influence o'er the land, That entangled I am, yet I dare Each deep-felt woe beguile ;

complain, Dissolve stern Winter's icy sway,

I would be at ease, yet to DELIA I bos, And bid the meadows smile. I'd fain ask for pity, but cannot tell hos

LEANDER
That tyrant Power usurps thy throne ;

His garment robes the plains ;
And through the sad, the cheerless day,

AD VESPERAM.
Dark melancholy reigns.

Cum Sol, discedens, alias cito fertur in
O come, with soft enlivening mein,

And chace these glooms away ; Et portans hominum curas et murmura
Let joy, let cheerfulness, and hope,
Their varied powers display.

luter et agricolas, cum non labor albis

aratri Give Nature's votary all those charms, Longius a boribus fessis præsepia clauThy buds, thy flowers impart;

Cum pastor pecudesque vagas compel Give him the sweet, the rural walk,

lit in unum ; That soothes the pensive heart :

Vespera, tum veniunt tua tempore, And as around the verdant fields,

nuntia noctis. He marks thy beauties fall ;

Tum tua, tum veniunt ferme Dilucida His heart with gratitude expands

regna.

[sitis To Him, who gives them all.

Vallibus incipiunt imis, dum montibus

Lux simulatque Diem, dum Vox procul O then return, enchanting Spring,

hæret in æta.Let all thy sweets appcar ;

Excelsoque loco, tenebrosa, per æther,
Claim thy prerogative, and reign

Diva
The Chariner of the year.

Nunc cito descendit, linquens vestigia

currus. Nunc tua regna fugis, valles non sponte

relinquens ; For the Emerald.

Nunc collesque petis ; nunc summa ca:

cumina montis.

Siste gradum, tu, blanda Dea, et conHow vain is the counsel which bids us

cede videri ; beware,

Siste gradum, nunc longe fugis; e FallOf allurements displayed by the hands

bus atris of the fair ;

Discedam, montes Diva occupat us I swore that no gazing my eyes, I'd allow,

brifera altos. Yet I feel my heart going, I cannot tell

L. M. SARGEST. how.

REPERTORY. Cart My friend had forewam'd me to be on

RONDEAU. my guard, That my feelings were tender & love By two black eyes my heart was war, might go hard,

(Sure never wretch was more undone")

(bow,
I answer's most gratefully, making a

To Celia with my suit I came ;
That I might fall in love, but I did not

But she, regardless of her prize,
know how.

Thought proper to reward my flame

By two black eyes.
When delia I saw, she appeared with

Boston, Mass. Published
With wit so engaging,so readyto please; BY BELCHER & ARMSTRONG.

THE VILLAGE LASS.

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FOR THE EMERALD.

LOTTERIES.

the ear,

ORIGINAL PAPERS.

granted, and that the money it raises is brought to its destination with much greater loss than any other

collected by authority, as it passes THE WANDERER,

through the hands and is commissionNo. 80.

ed to supply the wants of a numerous class of hungry agents who derive from it their principle support.

But it is a tax paid by the purThey keep the word of promise to chasers of tickets; (say the advo

cates of lotteries) no one takes a But break it to the hope.....

ticket unless he chooses ; it is thereThe policy of encouraging lotte

fore perfectly voluntary. That is ries has been disputed by very wise to say that when the ingenuity oi. and able politicians. While the

individuals, who have their fortune evils resulting from them are ac

to make by it, has disposed the knowledged on all hands, and some

money to be received in a pompous have pretended that they were bal arrangement of prizes, when the adanced by corresponding advantages, ed in every newspaper with unceas

vantages of the scheme are dispiayand though productive of some inischief were the sources of considera

ing pertinacity, when at every corble benefit.

ner you are informed by great-let

ter sign-boards that here the poor If we allow in full force the argu- man, the idle, the dissipated may ments of those, who advocate the acquire unbounded and interminasystem, we shall find causes enough ble wealth, and when the arts, which to regret it: we shall find that in- are thus practised on the credulity jury to the manners of the commu- and ignorance of the uninformed nity is to be recompensed by accu- part of the public, are known to be mulation to the funds of some fa- sanctioned by a legislative act, it is voured institution, and that the only then we are told that the tax is 'vcl. effect of a lottery is to open an ac-untary! When every motire is count current between public mo- urged to seduce the passions, to inrality and wealth.

crease and inflame the natural cuIt is amusing to see the delusion pidity of wealth, the instinctive -created by its name. Many who avarice that marks human nature, would sbrink from imposing or en- when the judgment is perverted and couraging á tax on the community the mind assailed by every art that approve the institution of a lottery, cunning exerts over simplicity, and although there is no question that every sophism with which genius a lottery is a tax to the amount puzzles truth; then indeed there

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VOL. II.

is audacity enough left to support * From gaming," says an elo the position that the purchase of the quent orator in the British parlia. ticket was a voluntary act, that the ment. “From gaming, the people purchaser was at perfect liberty to should be dissuaded by instruction buy it or not at his option. Liberty withdrawn by example, and deter. indeed! Very much like that which red by punishment. To game,wheththe juggler gives you to draw any er with or without good fortune, card in the pack, himself holding should be made ignominious; he that them in such position that you are grows rich by it ought to be deemed sure to draw the card he has chosen as a robber, and he that is impoter

If the injury which frequent lot- ished as a murderer of himself.... teries occasioned was confined to And what is a lottery but a game? the mere purchase of a ticket by The persons, who risque their men who were deluded into the money in lotteries, are I believe for speculation, if only a few families the most part needy or extrava. were deprived of their dinner and a gant; those whom misery makes few children kept without schooling, adventurers, or expense makes and with ragged cloaths by the ex- greedy. And of these the necry travagance of their parents in buy- are often ruined by their less ing a ticket, when they ought to and the luxurious by thei: guin. have bought them these necessaries He, whose little trade, industriously of life, there would be no great rea- pursued, would find bread for his son to complain ; the evil would family, diminishes lis stock to buy bring its own cure, and experience a ticket, and waits with impatience would soon teach the lesson, which for the hour which shall deterniine wisdom had refused.

his lot; a blank destroys all his But the habit of trusting to fortuit- hopes, and he sinks at once into ntous occurrences for that wealth gligence and idleness. The spend. 'which labour and industry ought to thrift,if he miscarries,is not reclaimfurnish,changes the mind from these ed; but if he succeeds, is confirmed l'egular and slow pursuits, and gen- in his extravagance, by finding that erates a love of play, a desire of his wants, however multiplied, may gambling, a disregard to industry, be so easily supplied. It is univer: and produces in a greater or less sally allowed that reward should be degree all those vices which result given only to merit, and that as far from such a disposition.-Let not as human power can provide, every those of our readers who move in man's condition should be regulated the higher circles of society, who by his merit. This is the great end are surrounded by wealth and in- of established government, wtich telligence, deny the positions we lotteries seem purposely contrived have stated, because the examples of 10 counteract. In a lottery the good them are not within their own ob. and bad, the worthless and the valservation. It is in that grade of uable, the stupid and the wise, have society were there is but little in all the same chance of profit. That formation, where hope triumphs wealth which ought only to be the over prudence, and cupidity defeats reward of honest industry, will call calculation, that the immortality, to the lot of the drone, whose whole the relaxation of manners and the merit is to pay his stake, and dream mcaner vices of mankind result from of his ticket." this lottery system of deceptive Let it be asked how often the gambling

profits of a successful ticket hay:

been advantageous to their possess. The subsequent account was written duror? Sometimes indeed, it is said

ing his life, and certainly is to be esteemthat fortune, removing the bandage

ed as a piece of elegant composition : is

gives us & knowledge of the man, and is from her eyes, has directed her fa

probably a correct if not flattering like, vours to the cottage of penurious ness.] labour, to the assistance of youth EDWARD THURLOW is said to have and enterprize, or to the relief of derived his descent from the famous secsuffering poverty. It is probable retary of that name to Oliver Cromwell. that this may be the case.. -But His father was an obscure clergyman, there is something in the sudden possessed of an inconsiderable living at acquisition of wealth, that unbal-bim, upon record, that he could give

Ashfield, in Suffolk. It is a saying of ances the mind, opens to it scenes his children nothing more than educathat had never been contemplated, tion, and that Ned would fight his way and oftener ruins the prospects so- in the work. This fortunate son, how ciety might entertain in the future ever discovered no very early proofs of eminence of a promising member, distinguished genius, but possessed,

cven in infancy, the assumed mouers than gives a new votary to virtue, of the man, and was haughty, presuma new friend to morality, or a new ing, churlish, and overbearing. At the disciple to science. Th: dashich is usual period, he was admitted of Peteracquired without labour is generally house, Cambridge, where she hopesen wasted without thought, and wealth tertained of his future progress in life

were far from being sanguine ; his genwhen it comes unexpectedly is apt eral deportment was rude and boisterto be magnified by the eye to a size, ous, little calculated (says one of his . which no prodigality could dimin- biographers) to conciliate the respect ish, no extravagance destroy.

of the world, and apparently without any

wish to obtain it. The early part of his The subject will be pursued next life was marked with many irregulariweek.

E. ies, exceeding even the bounds of the

most dissipated of the day : his difficul. ties were of course, great, and he is re. membered to have extricated himself with grcat address and wonderful confi. dence. His natural powers were always viewed with respect, to which indset

they were intitled. Devoted to a life of LORD THURLOW.

pleasure and dissipation, report impnited

to him not only a conteinpt of literat!'re, [Whoever presides in the highest tribunal but almost a total neglect of it, at least

of English jurisprudence fills so large a a degree of indolence in the pursuit, inspace in the

public eye as to render a nie consistent with the attainmenty of eren moir of his life desirable and interest. necessary knowledge ; but common ing. Perhaps no man ever rose to that fame in this instance added nothing to august situntion under circumstances her reputation for veracity; his lordship more singular than the lare Chancellor was an admirable classical scholar, and THURLOW, whose early confidence in attained his knowledge by the only means his own talents was so great that one of knowledge is accessible-study and aphis biographers relates that at school he plication. He differed from others on. repeatedly declared to his friends he ly in the mode of acquiring it. He who would one day be Chancellor of England. I was every where seen the picture of inThe Political cast of the times has dolence, lolling on the noon-day bench, caused the character of Lord THURLOW and corsidered, almost as the fixture of to be represented under various lights, a cofee-house in the day, regularly re. and we have, in reading his biograph)', tired to the most intense application at to make allowance for ile prejudices or night. the partialities of the partizan who

-His learned toil asrote it.

"O'er books consum'd the midnight oil."

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BIOGRAPHICAL

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From Cambridge he removed to the Let it be recorded, to their honotr, Inner Temple, where the same appar. that within this period, two of the ent indolence of temper and disposition greatest characters in this kingdom hare marked his conduct.

risen from the desks of attornies ; #bik, He attended the bar several years

if we believe common report, a third unnoticed and unknown. The first may be literally said to hare jumpa cause in which he is said to bave dis- from the loom to thc woolsack. tinguished himself, was that between Edward Thurlow, the son of a man. Luke Robinson and Lord Winchel. Lufacturer of the city of Norwich, lite sea, which at once gave him reputation his great predecessors Somers and and business. lle was soon after pitch Hardwicke, bursting from obscurity by ed upon as managing counsel in the the strength of his own genius, Eke great Douglas Case, in which le ris. them too overcame the obstacles of birth covered alvility and a !dress. It was and fortune, and suddenly rose to the always his aiin, in practice, to give his first honours of his profession. The oratorical productions more the air of finger of the House of Bedford pointed genius than industry, and they often the road to preferment ; and at a time carried the appearance of spontaneous when his cotemporaries were struggling effusion, although the effort of much with mediocrity, and a stuff gown, the premeditation and previous labour. silken robes of king's counsel, and the

His arrival at professional honours patronage of that illustrious family, ij. was first announced in 1762, when he spired him with no common ambition. was appointed king's counsel, thus e. The pose hof his mind expanding with merging at once from legal obscurity, his hopes, the high offices of Solicitor his abilities being so little known as a and Attorney-general, which bound the barrister, that the appointment excited views of some men, seemed to him but universal astonishment. Impelled by as legal apprenticeships, imposed by the most restless ardour, he rushed in- custom, before he could attain to that trepidly, and almost immediately, to the dignity, which was to give him precesummit of legal fame ; for in the year dence of every lay-subject in the king. 1770, we find him advanced, under the dom, not of the blood royal. patronage of the house of Bedford, to The) people beheld with pleasure a the post of Solicitor General, on the re man suddenly emerging from among signation of Mr. Dunning; and suc. themselves, and enjoying the highest ceeding Sir William de Grey as Attorney | offices of the state ; his triumph seemed General in 1771.

to be their own. It flattered their He was twice elected into parliament passion to see plebeian merit coping for the borough of Stafford.

with aristocratical pride and united, In times less favourable to genius but 'acknowledged worth, conferring, and freedom, the haughty barons and by its participation, lustre on degener. still more haughty bishops, administer ate nobility. When they saw him, too, ed justice to their trembling vassals. supporting his newly acquired honours Nobility and priesthood were the only with a dignity which they imagined had criterions of merit, and high birth and only appertained to hereditary grandthe ecclesiastical tonsure seem to have eur, and beheld him in his contest with assumed a prescriptive right over the the head of the house of Grafton, statnoble science of jurisprudence.--In this ing his own merits in competition with more liberal age, hereditary pretensions ducal honours, and weighing the fair are forced to give way to personal claims of genius and learning, in opworth, wbile the fortuitous advantages posing the meretricious, though rora arising from fortune and descent, main. descent, every good citizen partook of tain but a feeble competition with the his honest pride, and participated in his noble endowments of the mind. This victory. position is no where better illustrated Seated on the Chancery bench, the han in the profession of the law, as eyes of mankind were fixed upon hin several of its members, unsupported by The iron days of equity were thougte any other claim than those of their own to be passed ; and it was fondly expeel. merit and abilities, have, during the ed, that the epoch of his advancemert present century, ennobled themselves would be the commencement of a gold. and their posterity.

en age. The nation felt that they ha!

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