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A LIBEL ON WOMEN.
htract from the " Honst-Moox," lately Juh
.. Itshed in AVw-Turk.
"'Covkt and Rolando, meetings
Rolando. , Tmerthrecjwemen--''
, ,' three loud talkintr women !'
Whey were diseovrsinjr of the newest fashions,, ;
nd their tongues- wuit like I have since been
thinking . -.....;'
hat most that active member of a women
mortal things resembles- ";;'.
Courrt.T Have you (found it ?
Rolando. Umpkl- not exaetljsomethhig
like a smoke jack s
'or it goes ever without winding tip!
ut that wears out in tfms-there Jailstht simile,
lext I berhautrfameafa viattr-millz
P,7 -a J-r -----ui'that
stands still en Sundays : woman's tongue
Weeds to reviving Sabbath. And, besides,
M mill, to give it motion, waits for grist p
ytfow, whether she, has aught to say or no! "
U woman's tongue will go for exercise - -..
In sh irt, I came to tiis conclusion i -ybfost
earthly things have their similitudes,
But woman ft tongue syet incomparable III .
Lroilus-Paulus Faminius Quintus Julius
JjCxsar Muzalemump,,is a man cf fine natu
tr&l parts, a gi eat admirer of the liberal sci
jehces, and was educated in the teamed pro
febbion of a soap-boiler. When be had gone
jlhrougK a regular process of his professional
studies, it happened that the 'b&ut,iful and
accomplished Miss Margaretta-Maria Sophia
Angelic&na Grizzlegig, became, deeply ena
moured with this same milius Paulus Ela-
tninius Quintus Julius Cesar Muzzlemump,
.1 j . i . . . i-.
$anu- was marnea 10 mm, contrary ip me con
emoi oom nsr papa ana mama, wr. Kept a
respectaide pawnbroker's repository in the
polite neighbourhood ol Drury-Lanc.
. A reconciliation, however, was gradually
brought about ; and, in the course of three
year, the father and mother both departed
this transitory life, leaving .ILiniliiis-Paiilus
and Margaretta-Maria in possession of a gen
iEiniliuH.Paulus tiow gave up his business,
whereby he became enabled to enjoy at Urge
those more accomplished pursuits for which
nature had so manifestly designed hi in.
It is about five years since itmilius-Paulus
quitted business ; in which time, as he him
self says he has mude no small progress in
lite circle of polite literature : but, unfortu
nately,' Xmilius and Margaretta-Maria are
strangers to that inviolable maxim, 'upon
which sob bt 'all the felicities of wedlock ;
for, in general, whatever the one admires,
the other, has a particular aversion to. In
short, they scarcely ever agree tv.o days
together; and the subjects upon which they
quarrel, are frccpiently education and family.
It Hi not many days since 1 had the honor
to attend the ubsve lady and gentleman in a
hackney coach lo that agreeable situation
called Mount PUv.sstit. I do insist upon
your going- says amiliusPaulus ; " lor I'll
shew ymj one of the sweetest and most, ru-
tllest places you evertcd." Cut .we had
;ot tidd.cn half a mile from Smithfielfl, when
mil'ms-Paulus, putting his head out at one
1 if the window,ordered the roachmanto drive
riore faster; upon which Margarctta-Msria,
putting her head out at the other, ordered
' im to diivc mote slower. "Drive more
ister, Isay cochmon," cries .Emilius-Pau-its."
" I say drive more slower, coachman,"
rics Margare-tta-Maria. A'miiius Paulns
ubmitud, and the horses kept only a gentle
..When we were arrived at Mount Tlcas mt,
and had ordered tea and toScc, JEmilius
Paulus taking me by the arm, assured me, he
, would nmvihewamoicptervaiing iojrct.
y We'll just," says He, " walk cp to the aur
eus of tlx Mouct, and then we have all be
fore us. Here t here'! litre's beauty, alrea
Jjr !-r,NGwhf re ' jww wind 1 tnlv rbsai ve I
. ThcrTa Shooter's Ilikl i-BiKflKcrer
P?n'J y.ou Me tn-1 iherc white hout thi fe I
)6n'i jvm see a thing like a cuboU ? hkim
our eye a little mors this y, and lhen
youl have it. C) ravhhir g limicup U-and
there's St. Patil's church jut Uf.irc 'us!
.and there's the Mont rin tut !ind there's
St. Iiii'lc's church, where my wife and ) was
Hurried." Ay,hanu the chtirth," crks
Mrs. Muzxlcmtp, I've luted the sil.t
cf it cvcrsiHfe." - Atd sohne I too," re
Nie A.irilius-Piiilus. And there Tfu see
- the fiver Tcm, and the hills in Surrey !
ft uw in t this Jhe titbtt rurauett and most
sweetest phcejoti ever sccd!-This is the
plire 6 philosopher !"
-'Mp. Mujleinump, with ft kind f con.
tenptui)u4 smite, tburved, M that she had
Ikch taught to tmdersttiid, thst pholocp!tcrt
always chouse sol-intsry places to live int"
tut .tTiiliovPauly iniltd tbit she knew
nriUHf altout the matter.
. When we hd s iTcicnlr tiewcl each at
rctie uhject, aiid retired to the coffee-room,
AmiJiui, lockuii; very iirprtntly at nu-,
asked roe whether or no 1 hd ever rrad
rope's works? That there fVpe,- aductt
he, was a man of fine ts! ins, and a true n
of Parmniictu !" Mrs. Mm t tic mump, ttrr.
' rmc let red grsctiuUr towafds me, mrit
jrtlirlf aihgtitd fr the likipiditv ftfhtr
IiusIiimTs compftf. U(otswhi(h, .V.miliu
l'uurs i)okuUfeaitiiy rjy at her,
Ui hru t rfhte'd ntth i"
l!lstrrl f "-rrj4ir. Mr. M. hh f.nespJ-
nt Whit tV you oKan, Sir, ty ilhtrr'Uf
Mr Umily iirtr none CI them
tr'd!-.Mr yule Ho2wh. tf Criprhif.te
WrJ (that's now dewl ami K'o) s f
tivMis f HU Isrmng, n gsterne thehtstof
edttCtshWmtl afHl 1 w.talwafs hnk'd ip,q
as Jly f pbus and sciiterrbBtt u'J I U!
t the xmsfortirne to take leave of jjy 'senses, &
throw d myself headlong away upon a pultry
soap-boiler ! I mought have - -t." .
u Soap-boiler, Madam !" repltes-milius-Paulus,
with great dignity of resentment -(k
a soap-boiler ' surely as good as the laugh
ter of a scurvypawn-broker?"
: " Intolerable imperance !" cries poor dear .
Mrs. Mujtzlemunip, with tears in her.ey.es
What do you mean you villain, by' your
Scandal on the memory of my papa? .1 wish
he was alive to beat you.' .
JJmi'ius-Paulus would have continued the
quarrel, had not I interfered : Mrs. Muzzle
mump, however, renewed it or our return
home , and supremely happy I therefore
thought myself, when the welcome moment
arrived for rriy taking leave of this blessed "
Twd of the greatest evils, surely, which de- '
form the human mind, are- pride and igno
The above amiable lady lias an only daugh
ter, to "whom" nature, has indulgently' given
many personal attractions: but it were better
perhap foV the daughter, if she was less
pretty; for. the lessens which she receives
daily from her accomplished mama, ma
render her in spite of uH her beauty, one of
the ulitM objects brtathing. . ' :
Persons ol mean extraction, of confined e
ducatkm, and mistaken ideas, are often the
most unfortunate, when' fortune -apparently
smiles most on them ; for what is elevation
in life without cultivation -of maimers?
"ERUPTION OF MOUNT VESUVIUS
AND 1 HE .
DEATH OF PLINV THE, ELDER,
who pei uhcd ou the occasion.
From rtinj's Lpistles.
PUS Y TO TACITUS.
You desire that 1 should write you an ac
count of my uncle's deailt, that you limy be
enabled to transmit a 'more exact relation of
it to posterity. 1 return you thanks, l or
I foresee, tlut if this ucu.knt should be cel
ebrated by your pen, the glory of it will be
rendered for ewr illustrious. And not with
standing he perished by a misfortune, which,
as it involved at the same time a most beauti
ful country in ruins, and deployed so m-ny
populous cities, semis to promise him an t
verlasting remembrance ; notwithstanding'
he has himself composed many and lasting
wors; yet lam perau.iued, the mentioning
of him in your immortal tilings will greaily
contribute to eternize his n-ine. Hbppy 1
esteem those to be, whom providence has
distinguish with the abilities either
of doing such actions as are worth) oi be
ing related, or of relating them in' u manner
w orthy of being read ; but doubly happy are
they who are L!esed with both thec un
common takms ; in the number ol which my
uncle, as his on wiitings, and your history
will evidently prove, may jutiy be ranked.
It is with extreme willingness, ilreitlore, I
execute your command ; and should indeed
have claimed the task, if you had net enjoin
ed it. '
He was at that time with '.he fleet under
.his command at Miscnum. On the 24th of
August, tUnit one in the ufernoon, my mo
ther dcsirid him to oberve a ihud, which
appeared J a vciy unu-ual size anJ sliape.
lie had just reUnu-il from taking the belli ut
of the inn, and alter l;jthing himself in cold
water, i-r.d taking a blil.t repast, wus reiind
to hi study ; he immaliatily arose, aiui went
out uj on an eminence from whtt.ee tc couiu
more distinctly view this very uncommon
appearance. It wa not ut that distance dis-
cti nable Irom 'what mountain Hiis tioul is
sued, but it wat f.und aUei warJ in aictnd
from Mount Wsuvius. 1 cmnot give you
nmrefrXact description if its Jigure, than
uy reemoiing it to uiat oi a puiv-uwc, iui u
shot up to gitat height in the form ol a tnu.k,
which exUndu! itself at the top into a ski I
of branches occa iomjd. 1 imagine, elthtr
by a sudden gust of aiMhat impelled it, the
force of which dct leased a it udanctd up
wards, or the chud itself being pies.id bmk
again hy its own weight, expanded in this
manner. It apearcd sometimes bright, and
sometimes daik and spotted, as it was either
more or less impregnated with earth andcio
tiers. This extraordinary phenomenon excited
my uncle's philosophical tunity to take a
nearer view of it. He ordtrcd a light vessel
to be trot readr. and rave me hbeity, if I
thought proper, to attend him. 1 rathrr
choe ! ccntinue my studies for, as it hap
pened, he had ghen toe m em ploy me fit cf
that kind. As he was coming out of the
house, herereiud a note fim Hcdina, li e
wife if n.u, si ho was in the utmost aUnn
at the imminent 'fm;tr which thrcattnrd
hefi for hrrsilla bring situated atthef-ot
o( Mwint Vesuvius, tine a n to ss
rape but ly seal s! carntstly enttcstcd
hin thmfgte totonte to htrMtnvte. lie
Bfcord'mgly tloi;vd Lis firt dein, snd
what hebrgan with p'.iit'nopl.icsl he pur
sued i h an hertUat turn of mind, lie or
ih n d li e gatlc) to I ut to sra, snd wi i.t
hin.sf II cn lMrd with an iatcmion U s.ist
log not only Hrctins. but srerl othtis
f r the villa stand eatremely thick upon that
When htrnifig to the htt from whe e
Athens fiid with the, utninittrrtr, he sir
td hit ihrttl lourst ll the -ilt t f .rKr
and with si much fajmmss attl prewr-tt t.f
ru,, ff be Uie to rnVe r dj!'rJte lis
bVknatUus uvnlhc rr'-uunTi d f ju:c f
that dreadful scene. He was now so nigjt
the mountain, that the cinders, which grew
thicker and hotter the nearer he approached,
(til into the ships, together with pumi.ee
stones, and black pieces of burning rock
They were likewise in danger not only of be
ing aground by the sudden retreat of the
.sea, but also from the vast fragments which
rolled down from the mountain, and obstruct
ed all the shore. Here he stopped to consi
der whether he should not return baek"ftgain 5
to which the pilot advising him," Fortune,'?
Jsaid he, favours " t her brave ; carry me to:
Pomponianus." Pomponianus was then at
Stabia, separated by & gulf, which the sea,
after several insensible windings, lorms upon
the shore. He had already sent his baggage
on board j for though he" was. Jiot at that
time in actual danger, yet being within view,
of it, and indeed extremely near, if it should
in the least increase, he was determined to
put to sea as soon as the wind should
change. It was favourable, however, for
carry ing my utiuls to ' Pomponianus, -''w'hony
he found in the greatest consternation. He
embraced him with tenderness, encouraging
and exhorting him to keep nip his spirits;
and the more to dissipate his fears, he order
ed the baths to be got ready j when, after ha
ving bathed, he vatnlown to supper with great
ehearfuliitss, or at lea-.t (what is equally he
roic) witl nil the appearance of it.
In the' mean time the eruption from Mount
Vesuvius' flamed out in suveral places with
much violence, whVch the darkness of the
night contributed to render still more visible
and dreadful. Hut my uncle in order to
soothe the apprehensions of his friend, assu
red him it was only the burning of the villa
ges,' which the country people had abandoned
to the fUmes. After this he retired to rest
and it is most certain he was so little'dis-"
compoied as to fall into a deep sleep ; for .
being pretty fut, and breathing hard, those
who attended without actuall heard him
shore'. The court which led to hjs apartment
being now almost filled with stones and ash
es, if he had continued there any time longer,
it would have, been impossible for him to
have nade his way out; it was thought pro
per,, therefore to awaken him. He got up,
and went to Pomponianus ami the t est oi his '
company, who were not unconcerned enough
to think of going to bed.They consulted
together whether it would be most prudent
to trust to the houses, which now shook from
s'ds to side with violent concussions; orfly
to the open fields, where the calcined sttuies
and cinders, though light Indeed, yet fell in
largeshowers,and threatened destruction.
In this distress they Yesoked for the fields,
as the h ss dangerous situation of the two)
a resolution which, while the rest of the
comp u y were hurried into by their fear.,
my tncie embraced upon cool and deliberate
cotiMrferutiuin. They went out then, having
pillows tied upon their heads with napkins;
and this was their.whole defence against the
storm ofstones that fell around them.
It was now day every where tle, but there
a deeper darkness prevailed than in the most
obscure night; which however was, in some
decree, dissipated by torches and various
lights of other kinds.- They thought proper
to go down farther upon the shore, to observe
if thev' might s.fely put out to sea; but they
f Hind the waves still run extremely high and
boisterous. 1 here my uncle having drank
a draught or two of cold water, threw i.imself .
down upon a cloth which was spread lor him
when immediately the flames, and a strong
smell of sulphur, which was the forerunner
of them, dispersed the test of the company,
and obliged him to rise. He raised himself
up with the assistance ol two of his servants,
and inxtatitly fell down dead; auflWaw-d. 1
C"ijicturc, by some grois ai.d noxious, va
pour, hating rlways lud e.tk 1uiiks tnd
being frequently subject to ft thfliculty of
hre.thmg. As suon s it Vas light again,
. which was not till the third day f cr this me
lancholy accident, his body was fuund intiie,
fthtf ""wlthOTrt'any-THarks f-s Mrnee- wpu iU-
i xaclly in the same posture that he fell, ami
looking more like a man asleep than de.d.
DuiinT all this lime my mother slid I, who
were ut Miscnum hut as this 1ms noion
ncction ith your history, so your tiiq.in-y
!' went no farther tht concerning my uncle's
death ; with thst therefore, 1 will put an end
to my letter. Suffer me only to add, that
I hate faithfully related to you what 1 was
tither sn eye-witness of myaclf, or rtcthtd
immediately alter the accident happened, and
before there was' time to vary the truth.
You will chuse out cf this narrative such
clrcunvUnces as shall te nioM suitable ' to
jour purpose! frtr there is a grest difference
between what is proper for ft letter, and an
himoryi between writing to ft friend, and
w riling to the public, l'arc well. .-
soar trpon the win j of hope, rendereil steaflf
ark! stable by prudence and precaution, and V
who knows but I rnay at odc day reach the
Olympian btight of glory and the name of.v
- at no very distant day, become -dear to
Columbiaand : Columbians ! Forgive ; thia
strain of rhapbody it is the wish of my heart, " -
ana my pen is atwaja guiocu uy us lrapuiitSi.
AS ft protif of the position laid down by
Dr. Ct.Maruith. in his Animatrd Mature,
M 1 hat the honian mind, as will as body pro j
irrrsMS tnote rapidly tow aids mi.tutilf, s
wr pttiiicd to ti e iuth, until t ittit g within
the tropics," the follow ing txtract is ntde
fiom a Ulttr wiittcn t-y ft Uy of fifmn;
havii.g luid barrly a ronimto l'.iiRlih edu
cation ai.d hting in Augusts, Gtoigia, to ft
f i irtul on the Potomac
W ith reKl yf cpinlons cf my
learning ltm, they are in ft messurt loiifet
and jyfi. Aiurt hai, I confess, toured into
ty .youthful bocr,i the ajutit of ambition;
tut Fortune ! Luiud n y I on. tie i.n,e
ItncaUt the wu cf ob.ei;riiy. Put tay,
Oyou! who proffs tole the tountil tf r.y
)ruth, is that ar.y rraxn why 1 shot Id tr
i nmin so'? ' No Let ire split. Jiem the
be titer drpth ly my oau sutiivtt Ut tut
'.Ambition f thou grand producer of good ' a
and eVu, as nature has implanted you in my
breast, I will not oppose you by pretended ;
philosophy but fhemh you by encourage
ment while I check your violence by virtue.
Never wiUl establish my fame though, upon,
the ruins of that of othersNever will 1 rise
upon the fall of another ! The history of
nations is spotted with human blood- Nay
every page exhibits the ' crimson -hue of ho
micide. The patlfway to the temple of glory,
in every age, appears to have been crossed
byahe stream of murder, and obstructed by'
the wounds of misery- and tJio-.e who wished
to go there, were, it seem, obliged to wade
through and step over them. . This for a mo-. ....
ment makes me pause- and to think it bet- r
ter to die in obscurity than to climb the emi"
nencc of infamy merely to be seen. hut'",
my doubts arc soon dissipated 'I hey cease
when 1 raise mine eyes to the noble form. of
Washington ! -August, .venerable; hero!
where shall we tee such a man? Not in
Orcece, net in Rome, not in Carthage or
in short we shall see such a man no vrhere,
Home boasts of the vii'tuesof a Ntima ; Spar
ta, of the virtuous wjsdom ol Lyc'urgus; and
England of that of her beloved Alfred : Cut
who but Columbia can boast of the pati iwtic
bravery! the surprising virtue ! the public
and private probity'-of a Washington r es,
my Country, you are the mother of the gteat
tst man that cvet'cU'cked the earth.
" 1 will endeavour to follow his bravery,:
while I emulate his other patriotic virtues.
1 will joy to be the disciple .of a Washington !
remembering that virt'O'cintie only true,
sure, and firm basis of fame. Cxssr isheld up .
both for our admiryiion and our siorn So is
Hannibal of (Jarthage, Themistocles of..
Athens, William of England, 8c Duon?prte
of France. Hut Washington must be 'held up
tor our admiration anu u neration alone.
CHARLESTON, September 11.
The schooner Sallv. I. Ditkinsnn, master,
has arrived at New-Huven, in IC duys iiom
Antigua, where she had been seat in by the
privateer Grand Turk cargo condemned as
1 rentii property, ulihuiigh most, ol it was
cwntd in New-Haven vessel clei.ied. Af
ter her capture the mate and .two of the hands
were taken out and put on board the pria
teer, w hich sunk a few days after off the l.ar
b?iur of At'tigiia, and every soul on board pe
rished, to the number cf between GO and 70- -.
Men taken fnni the Sally, were Samuel P.
Jones, of Milford, (Con.) has left a wife and
several children -Almon Ik-ach, of Liich
field. al)out 17 yeara of age James Living
toi", New-Ilochtlle, N. Y. about 18 years of
SAVAKNAH, AVC. 20.
A letter received by a gentleman. in tHs"
city from his overseer on. Skidawny iMand,.
mentions thst the Caterpillar have mad? their""
appeal ante very , numerously in ti e cottou
field of Major C.Ksrlcs Oddir gsell.. e !
not knowvf their having appeared ary whero
else, but we fear that notwithstanding they
tre six weeks later th'n sessui tl anil.ty wcie
last, they may yet do great damage to the
A letter from a respectable hour in Li
verpool, iated July 1 3, says the underwriters
alarmed by the m.cnt eapturc rf the vhip
Mary, firm New-Voik. forLiverjMK);, have
raised the premium cf insurance to 8 ai.d 10
2'ctV'Yirl pa bet,
Extrcct of a tetter ta the editor if the Rnton Rt
Pertorj) dated Ilaeanna, July 4, 1 305.
Advices have this moment htrn rcceired
here, that the governmentof New-Pr ovidence
hse passed ft decree, granting lir.y to '
their citizens to send in fur adju i- ationallA
mcricankother vessel that ahull go for their
return cargoes to the Seaports in thi. inland
unless proof ran he exhibited, that such
ports were ports of entry for Amcrcan teseli
in time of peace
You will please in make public this circum
stance fortl Information and government of
our commercial Inends, adventunnj th.s
i - tw.TosK, srrr. 7.
T,he alarm of fenr hs already become
pretty general ; more so, we tiust, than the
ml situation of the cky r would re quire.
From that part wl.ie h f t present appears to
be the principal seat of the disease, namely,,
between Petri street It the East liver, from
the Old slip to the I'ly market, a considerable
riirr.her of tie ciiiiens have removed and
probably in the course of a few day it will be '
whtlly evacuated. The rm-asure. whether
recessary or cpUwill U cf benePe'uI ten.
elency, as while thoe who remote will be
free Iiom danger, those who remain will in
ccnttyacncc be lets exposed.
"Two inward bourd sl,lrs (ats the Sew.
York Meifatitile Adveitiser t.fthe 2lih ult.):
wi're tapturtd on Monh y oT the llw.k hf
the two Ibi i.H Uisclicf war w'rt are nw
Lloe ksOlr.g thi sport.
Two Dwelling Iloiiics
Arrtf to M. M. tOOMLR.