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the latter condition, when Macklin and when he is only the simple rector he happened to meet. They were bath of the parish, I have been considerat the Bedford coffee-house together, when Foote, perhaps to keep up the ing what can have entitled him to appearance of prosperity, was every now
this public commemoration. and then showing off a fine gold repeat similar cases, as that of naming the ing watch, which he kept either dang. physician under whose auspices a king in his hand, or up to his ear. At cure has been effected, the record last he suddenly exclaimed, “Zounds! is intended as a compliment to the my watch is stopt !"_"Poh! Poh!” said Macklin, “never mind that Sam,
skill of the agent; but it is not, at you may depend upon it, it will soon go." first sight, very obvious that any
extraordinary praise can be due to Previously to Foote's bringing out the act of reading the marriage. his Primitive Puppet-Shew at the Hay. service. There is, indeed, a story market theatre, a lady of fashion asked of a clergyman's having found a him, “Pray Sir, are your puppets to be child very hard to christen : but in as large as life!"-"Oh dear Madam, that case it is suspected, that the no : not much above the size of Garrick!"
difficulty arose from his own situz
tion, and not from any peculiarity Foote praising the hospitalities of in the patient. Yet I caadot but the Irish, after one of his trips to the think that it is no uncommon cir. sister kingdom, a gentleman present cumstance to find couples hard t9 asked him whether he had ever been to Cork.
“ No, Sir,” said he, quickly, marry, and that there is often a suf“ but' I have seen a great many draw. ficient degree of effort in performing ings of it.”
this feat, to apologize for the seem. ing vanity of making public the name
of the clerical practitioner. I do not Selected for the Emerald. exactly know to what defect in the
marriage rites the melancholy Ja. (The following epistle contains many ques alludes, when, dissuading the lively and pleasant remarks on a cus: Clown from suffering Sir Oliver tom, harmless enough, one would think, to have escaped the satire of Martexs to couple him and Audrey, wit and levity. As the custom is com- he tells him, “ This fellow will but mon in New-England it will apply to join you together as they join wainus as well as the people to whom it scot; then one of you will prove a was addressed, though perhaps few shrunk pannel, and like green timof those in the situation alluded to would be desirous of having it thought ber, warp, warp.” The law at prethey were hard to be married! sent, seems to have determined, that
Em. Eders.) if the union be but made, the man Messrs. Editors,
ner of doing it is of no consequence; Your readers, as well as myself, and even the workmanship of the must, doubtless have remarked the smith of Gretnagreen is reckoned growing custom of adding, in the to hold as well as that of his Grace announcement of marriages in the of Canterbury. But the task of newspapers, the name of the officia- bringing the parties together, may ting clergyman to those of the par- be a serious labour indeed. A sly ties. When the performer is a bish- old batchelor has lived a score of op, a dean or other dignified clergy-years with a kept madam, who has man, it is easy to conceive that van- a great desire at last to be made ity in the connubial pair, or their honest woman of. What a trial de friends, may cause this addition : skill to a confidential dirine to work but as we frequently see it madel upon the hardened buff of this man's
conscience, and mollify it down to to the letters of celebrated females. In thamatrimony which has so long the course of the last nine months have been the object of his scorn and appeared those of Mesdames and Mes.
demoiselles de Villars, de Coulanges, de ridicule? A novel reading miss, la Fayette, de Tencin, Ninon, Aïssé, du whose heart has been softened by Maine, de Simiane, de Montpensier, de some neighbouring Celadon, looks Motteuille, de Montmorency, Dupré with horror upon the honest Numps and de Lambert. whom her careful father has chosen
New Elements of the Science of Man, for her; and, like Anne Page, ror and King --The author commences
by P. J. Barthez, Physician to the Empewould rather “ be set quick in the his work with a preliminary discussion, earth, and bowled to death with tur- in the course of which he presents the nips,” than meet him at the altar. reader with a general view of the prinWhat a profusion of rhetoric must ciples of life and motion. He divides be employed to bring such a damsel then proceeds to an historical account
the powers of life into two kinds and to the dutiful act of bestowing her of the opinions of philosophers, both anhand contrary to the dictates of her cient and modern, respecting its nature. heart! With the young spendthrift He, at the same time, traces a gradual whose stomach rises at the sight of scale of motions, beginning with the an amourous dame of three-score,
most simple, and ending with the most
complex. panting to deliver him from a jail Instead of explaining the causes of by the gift of her purse and person, death, he refers that grand and universal fewer arguments for compliance law to the primordial rules which govern may be necessary, and yet he must, man; and he is of opinion, that it is in some measure, be fashioned to
not in general accompanied by painful the joke by persuasion. In these and and taking into consideration the feeble
sensations. Nay, he goes still further, similar cases, which are not very un- ness which usually precedes it, he is common, some mediator is evident- almost ready to believe that there may ty wanted to take the part which be somewhat pleasant in it, as in sleep! Horace assigns to Venus :
Mr. Allingham's “ Weathercock holds cui placet impares
a respectable place among our modern Formas atque animos sub juga aënea
farces; though, it must be confessed, Sævo mittere cum joco ;
he has heightened it to an extravagant
degree. "We Fly by Night," by Mr. and where the clergyman assumes Colman, is inferior to it. this office, his labours certainly de- Mr.Cumberland's “Hint to Husband," serve commemoration. Under this is distinguished by good sense, good idea, I shall for the future suppose
language, and just morality.
Mrs. Priscilla Wakefield still continthat more is meant than meets the
ues to exercise her pen for the benefit ear, when we are gravely told that of the rising generation. Her " Excurthe Rev, Mr. Such-a-one married cursions in North America, described in such a couple; and that his task was Letters from a Gentleman and his young somewhatmore arduous than merely Companion to their Friends in England, reading some sentences out of a lation ; exhibiting the best parts of the
is a very elegant and interesting compi. book, and afterwards, perhaps, din- most popular writers on the subject of ing with the happy party.
North America, judiciously extracted I remain, Sir, Your's, &c. and neatly put together.
Errata.-- In last Wanderer, 5th line LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. of the 1st paragraph, dela the word
*sense," and in the 3d columa, 4th line FRANCE has of late exhibited an ex. from the bottom, for “ immortality, !* waordinary degree of curiosity relative I read “ immorality."
For the Emerald.
Young with experience, with reflexías
gay, ADDRESSED TO MARIA. Cautious tho’wise, judicious tho'a wit;
Uniting charity with inborn worth ; WHEN Beauty bids the vivid song arise, With conscious dignity, politeness free; Herself the subject, her enchanting That native, true politeness, which er. smile
tends The guerdon of the task, who can be To even pride, civility, respect ; mute ?
To gaiety a sympathetic smile ; What Muse can round the Heliconian Wit to the youthful ; gravity to age ; fount
Esteem to merit ; to the child of want Inglorious stray, and leave unstrung A tear of pity ; to the female world her lyre !
Example fair, and rev'rence to thyself. What tongue refuse to join the choral joy?
How small the merit that the world Or, to adorn her brow, what hand ne
To the fair product of the female mind! To weave the chaplet of Pierean flowers? How great, how consequential too,
Is to the world, the product of that mind! Waked by thy call, the willing Muse Wit, learning, knowledge, proud phiappears,
losophy! From the soft lustre of love-darting What are ye, what your end and aim, eyes,
unless To quaff new inspiration, new delight, Soft gentleness and suavity of mein And prove to thee, Maria, that he sings Temper your speech, and smooth your Not uninspird, whom love and you brow severe ? command.
-A rose unblown-presenting to the So, from the shade, or green-embroid
grasp er'd vale,
A thorny coat, and to the eye offence. Rous'd by the genial warmth of rising Be candid then, and own the power
prolific The red-bird pours abroad his matin of their smiles who give you grace song,
t'expand, Wild and spontaneous, but to nature and shed your sweetness on the breeze true.
of life. O thou ! whose manners, easy yet
All hail! ye .gentle courtesies and polite,
smiles Attract th' attention, and secure the That sport and wanton in thy pleasing
train, Thou whom refinement brightens with modesty! sole stimulus of love! fresh charms
Of Paradise derived ! long may fe live, To please the fancy and enchain the long bloom.and flourish, seeing at your mind,
feet Say shall I hail thee at declining day, The willing gifts of friendship, of es. When round tbe social bearth attentive
And every offering that politeness The friendly group, and listen to thy claims.
words, Reaping the fruit of travel'd industry.
But oh ! may that politeness not de. In all thou say'st ? Truth, from thy lips Fo datter fools, to sooth the proud, the
scend distilld, Appears more amiably fair, more sweet, As honey from the labour of the bee.
That were a disgrace, an ignominy,
A prostitution vile of virtue's self : And from thy converse well may all For true politeness ever is judicious, derive
[tion, Warm, issuing from the heart, sincere Instruction ; fair yet free from affecta. and kind; :
Is not discovered in the courtier's | And there came the Gnat, and the cringe,
Dragon-fly too, The coquette's smile, the lover's sup. With all their relations, green, orange, ple knee ;
ard blue. Obeys not, puppet-like, the master wire Of sordid GAIN; but to commisserate And there came the Moth, with her The woes of others and redress their
plumage of down,
And the Hornet, with jacket of yellow wrongs ; To hold the cup of pleasure to mankind;
and brown, This is her aim, her being, her delight. Who with him the Wasp, his compan
ion, did bring, Spoken by beauty, virtue's precepts But they promis'd, that ev’ning, to lay rise
by their sting High in the mind of imitative man; Changing his conduct, turning into
Then the sly little Dormouse peep'd choice
out of his hole, The work which peradventure duty had And led to the feast his blind cousin, Urg'a ineffectual. Know then, ye fair, and the Snail, with her horns peep
the Mole ; Ye polishers of life ! how many eyes Are turn'd to take example from your came, fatigued with the distance, the
ing out of her shell, ways ; How many crouds of gay cameleon forms
length of an eh. Borrow from you, their lustre and their A mushroom the table, and on it was. die.
spread Know therefore, of how high import
A water dock leaf, whcich their table.
cloth made, are all Your acts, your looks.
The viands were various, to each of Heedful of
their taste, every step, Be circumspect; of every word, be
And the Bee brought the honey to wise :
sweeten the feast. So shall your footsteps guide to virtue’s With steps more majestic the Snail did fane,
advance, And win the world to wisdom and to And he promised the gazer a minuet worth. LEANDER,
to dance ; But they all laugh'd so loud, that he
drew in his bead, "THE BUTTERFLY'S BALL, AND THE
And went, in his own little chamber, to
bed. GRASSHOPPER'S FEAST.
Then, as ev'ning gave way to the shad. Jose, take up your hats, and away let ows of night, us haste
Their watchman, the Glow-worm, came To the Butterfly's ball, and the Grass,
out with his light: hopper's feast;
So home let us hasten, while yet we The trumpeter Gaddy has summoned can see,
For no watchman is waiting for you, or And the revels are now only waiting for.
for me! you. In the smooth shaven grass, by the
side of a wood, Beneath a broad oak, which for ages THE MAN TO MY MIND.
had stood, ee the children of earth, and the ten- | They tell me 'tis quite in the fasbion to ants of air,
marry, To an evening's amusement together and wonder i'm single--I'm not a hurry: repair.
I will never be wed until I øan find, And there came the Beetle, so blind In ev'ry respect, the man to my mind. and so black,
Believe me, of offers I've had not a few Who carried the Emmet, his friend on From the witty, rich, handsome, and bis back;
affable too ;
But even with all these attractions com.
THE TRAVELLERS. bin'd,
ALAS! what changes do appear It appears I've not found the man to my Within the circle of a year? [drea, mind,
There's nothing now but prospects From such it may seem I am rather un
While frosts abound fair, And because I am young, that I need See, see the awful sweeping blast,
The scene terrific seems to last; not despair :
The trembling shepherd stands aghast, But answer me this, with a friendship
And wraps him round. that's kind, Is it right I should wed-but the man The distant hills are clad with snov, to my mind?
And Boreas bitterly cloth blow; The miser I hate, for he worships his The travellers to their inns do draw,
Benumb'd with cold. gold And profligates too, their affections are Each snug within an elbow-chair, cold,
And free from sorrow and from care, Yet a fondness that's foolish as the The pipe and bottle they will share, man that's unkind,
And converse hold I never could call him the man to my But when the rustling blasts are by, mind.
Low the wind, and clear the sky, The man I could wed, should we hap- And Aakes of snow no longer fly, pen to meet,
They part full deatis. Must not be a fribble, a fop-but dis- Then, then the travellers, blythe and gay creet;
With pleasure hail the winter's day, The coxcomb I hate, for he ne’er can Along the road pursue their way be kind i
Right cheerly. His ways are not suited at all to my mind.
He tells his sorrows to the grove, The following are the concluding lines of And thinks his case the very worst; the Fragment of Simonides.
But should the fair one deign to smile, But still one race remains (and oh! Soon he will change his pensive style,
Declaring that she is my first. most blest Among mankind, of such a wife pos- Should he solicit her fair hand,
Embolden'd by the smiles so bland, sest !) One only race, from every censure free,
Or boldly steal a soft embrace: And every fault, the daughter of the Sudden, a swift suffusing blush, Bee.
Will through each burning feature rush, Superior to her sex, somewinning charm
And like my second make her face. Of grace almost divine surround her If wedlock binds the happy pair, form:
They bid adieu to cank’ring care, Her industry supports her husband's And instantly become my whole; name,
For father, mother, brother dear, Her care maintains his honour and his Are not as man and wife so near, fame,
Closest relations of the soul.
Veritas non in Puteo.
Ort I had heard the sages say, Blest she descends into the vale of Truth in a Well concealed lay : years
Eager to find the goddess out, With the lov'd partner of her youthful
In vain I search'd the wells about: cares,
At last, exerting all my wit, And peaceful age, which no vain trouble I found her in a Gravel-pit.
moves, Exalts their union, and their love im
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