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tf PriJ was nzt mniz for Jllin
THIS excellent preCfpt froo
holy writ, nvjghr alone h.iv
taught min jmility. I3a To pr i
. r.re tre grown to a nbiiijn. T c.
to value ourfekes upon cur vo;ia y
, acquifiticpSj that even t'r; wcrr.ia tr
omnipotence are not (Vri.:i: :n
contrdul bur nriJe. Mn i i .1 It
,1 i of: natUTC, vas left, after tKj l'.iJi of
L oiir firit parents, to hunt l.i: d.ii!v
fubfiltince in the diUnut iortits
f: ' , Water, "and not go!!, qucnclied his
..thhrftand the ilrickcn deer" fr-
! nldisd his focial board. Then, w.:s
4, . ,b!oorning' health and vigour the pre.--
. v-i v ; -5taXn'itir d hi$ bVdf ri 6 ie'ni-
M ,ju4i . sppcciics picycu upau ill
. ' "mind.
I cannot fo well el'ucidatc" this
febject, as by prcfenting a few a
necdorsof the pride of man in the
iron sge ih,which we live.
Philip the third, King of Spain
being gravely (catedy as Spaniards
generally are, by a chimney where
. the fire-maker of the court had
kindled fo great a quantity
of wood that the monarch was
nearly fuffocated with heat, his gran
' dcur would not fuffer him to rife
- from the chair ; and the domestics
could riot pretime to enter the apart
. xaent, becaufe it was again-:t the
Etiqaette At length, I the Marquis
- Uc Totat appeared, and the King
f . ordered Jiim to damp the fire : but
' rexcufe'dhimfelf; alledging, that he
wa3 forbidden by Etiquette to per
form fach a function, for which the
! 1 Duke D'TJffeda ought to be called,
- as it was his bufinefs. The Duke was
' gone out; thcfr burnt firrcer ; and
. the King endured it, rather thnn
( derogate from his dignity. Bat his
blood was heated to fuch , a degree
thataneryfipelasbroke'out in hishead
the next day ; which, bein fucceed
1 ' c& by'a riMent fever, carried him
eff in at the age of twenty four.
- ' The palace was once on fire; when
a fbldier, who knew the King's fiftcr
. mufl inevitably have been Confumed
in a few moments by the flames, at
theriDcofhis life, ruflied in, arid
brought her highne fs fafc out in hi
arms. But the Spanilh Etiquette was
- . here woefully broken into! The loyal
foldier was brought to tria!; aTid, as
: it was impoQibletodeny that he ha!
entered her apartment, he was
condemned to die ! .
Swift, in bis celebrated burlcfque
novel, had his Hero : Gulliver im
peached far high treafort ; and one
of' tnc articles of the impeachment
is, for cxtinguifhing the fire "which
threatened the diltruclion cf the
Kinrof-liUlipttts Palace, -by a dif.
chargof hist own urine. If the
Author,1 Had the latter anecdote in
tiew when he mote that work, it
Nwas jelling with a melancholy inr
l .'-v Tyranny. From 'fuch inlUnces, it
would appear, that this difgraccfu
paflxonj is biif little Checked in
crowned heads finet' ihe days 01
Bajatt tmpcro'r :of tCe Turks;
T vho,vbpund in chains; fay to Ta
' znerline his Conqueror; . '
'OlrLhati I bectf 'raaftcr bat ol
j jc.iciuay, j " --
The world the world had felt me
and for tlee, ;
I would have uied thee ai thou art tr
m r a Dog, ' -
The object of my fcornj and mor .
tat hatred ';
I would have taught
thy neck to
know" my weight,
And mounted from that foot-flooi tf
K'iy fa d d 1 C ::
Then, wlA;n thy daily fervile task
w,.s dpnei -
I would havo caged thee,. for tht
1 fcor of flrtvcs, ", ;
Til! jou iiadlt bea'd to die, an.J
cv'a rhnt mcfcyT lud deny'o
florrid reflclion t!ia man (hou!
render up, to mortal pfi'de, thac life,
which belongs to God alne ! j
ntuations in life1, and
we ; find; but
few diverted of pride. In molt in
uaiices, envy, its near relation, is
the companion of pride. In poll
ticks, in trade, in mechanicks
what envy- what pride may be
" If there be anv thing: which
makes human nature appear .redicu
lous, to beings of fuperior faculties,
it mull be pride. Tnsv know fo
well the vanity of thole imaginarv
perfections that fwell the hearf
ot man, and j of thofc fittle
fupernumerary advantages, whethtt
in birtli, fortune, or title, wliich
one man enjoysjabove another that
it must certainly very much astonifh,
if it dees not very mu;h divcTrihm,
when they fee aj mortal puffed up,
and valuing himfelf abovevhis neigh
hours on any of thefe accounts' at
the fame, time thit he is obnoxious
to all the common calamities of the
Nor are the female fcx free from
this imputation of pride ; & though
it may in the prefent day be chiefly
confined to drefs and the change of
fafhion ; yet, have we in them, ma
ny instances of a tinclure of am
bition, envy, and even cruelty.
In. the characters of Mary and
Elizabeth, Queens of England, are
to be found a combination of theft
excefles. In the lattr, the execu
tion cf tlie Queen of the Scots, anr
the Earljqf ElTcx are indelible stain?
while! the- bloody havoc of tht.
former In favour of Popery whi
forever pe regarded with horror.
That pride is attendant oil high
rank, hiliory hath numberlefs in
(tances. j I fhail, however, here
futTer orse of recent date to fufHfe.
The lyriicef5 Amelia, Aunt to the
prefent King of
England, being en
gaged in a party at Whiif, an officer
of rmk, who flood behind her chair
feeing hfr. fnutT-box on tjie table,
imprudently took a pinch. The
Princefsi enraged at the libejty ta
ken by ji fubjet, imperiou cal
led onciof her attendants, and or
dered hLri to throw the remaindei
of ths .fnkff into the fire. The of
icer, iin the utmott coufufion was
rlad to leave the room.
It is a rapid ftride from Courts
to te gallows ; yet, as the inter
mediate flate is nothing but a repe
tition of the fin of pride, I flialh
conclude this number with n in
ftanceof it in the moments of
difgraceful parage from this world
: ftnT fiiijhway'jnart and a Chimney
Sweeper-weri-goniir to ' he hanged
1. . r i ' .
le public pJace jof execution in
;aud- H7.ben they came to the.
1 Highwayman pufhed
Soorrk.i!i pit of th
way, and bid
f e l ne don on
h Lpiri t rertlied D n me
"ir if Lna, I have
:o ? her: as you.
Tl i" ...
perufe a Buk
; HA lii jr. of alio.-
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i :r Arr .if jk, : nt 1
'nl vio -;o(-cs uie d;
te'iurne j tliisa jfwc
An ij rs an d i ti or m
-1 J .
ciiti Imt it
come to my Chamber Iii maw
read if t'iire
a civil .
ver did njot o.
lime afterwarids the book
bolder, having occvfi n
ure iu a hurrv
Cl nt Ins comnlimtnts
to the fir't m enticed Student, and
bec'd he would lend him a pair of
ochqws, when he returned tor an
fwcr. ' Tell the gentleman I never
lend. "my bellows cuif but if he will
cams to my chamber he mayufe
them at my fire as long as he. likes.
The following iniriiitable portrait
of that : great and good MANT,
wnpfe jofs our ciuntry flill ds-
' '..pji-rssi; h :-dr. wrid jyj la-c'el'eferatcd-European,
who knew our fainted
countryman by his fablime virtnes
and glorious deed!
Coft. cent. ..
From the BRiVisti Mercury,
' , By Mallet du Pan.
IN the fame moni h ( December
r 799) and nearly of; the fame age,
died three men very unlike in ti
ients, character, public qualities and
reputation ; but who in their
iiflimilar career, have excited the
admiration, or engaged the attentiori
of Europe. Two of them were
victims of the French revolution,
and the third would all have fal Jen.
x Ocririce to it, had not his profound
wifdom, the energyj of the rational
pnrt of his countrymen, and local
vjaufes. fupported him again ft the
jatriues, libels and machinations
of the republic of France. r . .
'. Thefe words 'wy 1 immedTately-
prefent to the reader's mind -the
na me of General W4SHIMG TON.
On the 15th of Deteiber the ;U-
nited States of America loii this
great and virtuous citizen, who died
in the. 68th ycr of his, age, at his
houfe in Virginia, in cpnfequence
of a fudden diforder. which carried
him off in 24 hours. ' .- ' -
What rank will hihVory afiign
to this character am3n the .cotem
porarics whofe name are borne the
greateft.luttre t Tt may be made a
quettion whether W'afhington,-as a.
General arjdftatefman, equalled in
genius PrinccEugene, Frederick II
or Chatham ? But how is it polfible
with propriety to compare men who
are placed in utuations no wife ana-
Wafhington, Dc Steigner and
r1 . . ' " ' .j . I
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Werewc Allowed, tp; venture '
aq opinion -qn- ths fubjed?, wje pb '";',
ferve that if , Wamington was l infe- '
ribr to-foxne other, illuftrlorisr inert 'V
in extent md bcldnefs Cf minid.Vhc
lurpaiied'Sthem by the union of qOa
iities and tafents the m6ftrarely
found together, and by; a enrrattcf
armoli fauitlefs. ' A " . ? '
" Contlitution, foul, and jntel
lefi, werein him in conltantj iar- "
tjoy, and perfectly adopted to his .
Mblic career. . It might be faid that
:,rcyidence: had created him for the
part lie has if attained, for tke peo&te'
he governed, and for the cifeum-
ances in wlitcSi his countryiood.
t AtK-r.s ih lot! wouid hive beca
-e public well
coqstuuteu una ioncr
nave been called farth"; in a sorrcpt
republic he! wou d .hve 'chftfcn.it
private station as the post "of ho
nour. ' . ':! . , I- !
4t It his military and political" h,r
wifdom. was the pro-oinent . ; .feature
pf his character. It is given to few
men to poiTefs that admirable tem
perature whieli marked all the acti
ons of Wamington. His, courage
and his talene for war would -have
been infufficieniV and perhaps hurt- -ful.
Without the patiencej coolnefs
and equality of fpirits which he iif
played in bad as well as good for
tune. , v " : '
At the head of the repub
lic, he preervedthe fame up--rightneis
and the lavae (pi rikoii
condud by which he had been":-'
guided in battle.; He wasjin
iebted to the excellence of his -judgment,
as well asto the af
cendency of his public and pri
vate virtues, for t he permanence
of -the rcputatipnj he enjoyed.
His1 fpeechess, letters, actions,
were always marked with the
fame rea fort and that ftrbng
gpQd fenfe which is the highclt
gift of nature to a public man,
and his highelt merit: trmc
good fen fe which;1 alone rcfifrs
the agitations of the foul, and
corrects the wanderings of the
underftanding. ; ;
f The habitual moderation of '
Warn in ton his fTrriinefs which
was. ever calm and well timed
his prudence Hvhich , neither
difficulty nor .pafFion, neither
hope nor fear could ihake his
fuperiority-to all artifice and ih
trigue, and his aitlefs politics,
dictated by ajuft eft'imatioh of '
times, men and things,-have
never degenerated for a mo-
ment; Placed ar
the head of
an infant republic,!
all the d gimy ufually ieeftowed
an high offices by the; force, Of
cuftom and of agej anci he pre-:
ferved it as if be had ruled A-.
mcrica Tor a century : bis admi
nillration was bei reti fupported
by refpecl: and confidence than
by laws or arrrjics. j
I ft He has not been : chargcil
with a vice or a wcaknefs. .-. No
one has ai(ed a doubrof, bU
integrity or his difintetefted-
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