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My smd tfce turn ful train tuinurr....u'orr. -
Appears yon sinkUg orb of KgU i '
.Is dartiny through the cWU of jyca
rr It '(iUji rulrTy itliadrt if night. ;
Yet brighter, fairer, shines the tear
.l.LThat Irlcklcs ifcr "inufortunc'akr, .
owC la vile murmur ui uic
That whispers thro' the wmmcrt grove j
Soft U the tunc of friendship's talc,
Ami softer rtilJ the voice of love,
Yet softer far the tears that flow
Tb mourtH to tooth another woo.
' Itkher titan richest diadem,
That glitters on the monarch' hrow i
Purer than ocean's purest gem,
Or all that wealth or art can kltovr,
The drop that swell In Pity's eye,
The pearl of sensibility.
Ii there a spark in earthly mould,
Fraught with one ray of heavenly fire i
TJks mn one trait of virtue hold
That even angels must admire
That spark is Pity's radiant glow ;
That trait, the tear for other's wo.
We u'lll, m heretofore, write on any and
every subject that my be -suggested in the
mind. It ji not our design tu write m scries!
of essays on any one subject, ai such a course
would not' afford that variety which has been
truly called the pke of life Our readers,
therefore, need not make any calculations a-
!ut the contents of our next nd succeeding
numbers, as thev are at nrescnt unknown to
ourselves, Ai wt glide along upon the stream
of human existence, we shall catch such ma
terials as accidentally float to cur way.
Our object is, to M hold the mirror up to
nature.' Human; actions can thtn hVtccd
with more clearness j and by keeping a faith
ful chroaicleof them, deer-and TOorcper
manent impressions will be made jipon the
mind. To use the phrase of Mr. Pope, we
wilt "shoot folly as it flies." We have no
particular 'private end )o answer by Writing S
the object in view is that which is interesting
to all t viz. sound morals. Religion, pure and
unadulterated, religion and morality, are in
our estimation very essential to human happi
ness : We should, therefore, encourage every
thing of this kind. We judge the tree by its
frutf not by its name.
Variety's the v.y spice of life,
That given it all Us lufor.
' raoK train's anisica ksstcmw.
Oa, it is sweet to run with thee,
This thorny round of earthly being :
To know, that one the same will be,
When every sun-beam friend is flccifi.
Oh, there is one, that one how dear !
If fortune, bliss, and all forsake lac :
There's one to shed with mine the tear
And to her bleeding bosom take inc.
Oh, be it ours, bound soul in soul.
To tread the wave of life's tlark ocean j
And nought well fear when billow s ro'L
JS'or dread the whirlwind's rude commotion.
Our love shall be our polar light,
And whether weal or woe betide us,
Through raging utorm and stuwlowy night,
Its blaze shall thine to cheer and guide us.
THE 1FS .LVD OPlS'JOXS OF DR. MOXRO.
If a man wotikl be a-dtj let him drink dn'lik, drink.
If a man would be wise he mut think, think, think.
If a man would be rich he must work, work, work,
And if he would be fat, eat Pork ! Pork ! Pork !
A man with ease would study, Ue must er. cut, eat,
But little at his dinner of his meat, meat, meet,
A youth to be distinguished in hia art, art, art.
Must keep the girls away from his heart, heart, heart,
Till he's gotten him a character for life, life, life,
And a pocket full of cash, then a Wife, Wife, Wife.
FOB TOX WCSTSSir CinOUMA5.
Te Clib...MsVo. I.
Messrs Editors : A few evenings ago, our
' members convened at the Club-Room, accord
ing to previous notice, for the purpose of trans
tance to the Club. After our venerable- Pres
ident had taken his seat, the roll was called
by which it appeared that all the members
were present .We then proceeded to and
transacted tlie business for which wc had met;
after which, amotion walintroducTdtochanow
the-' now of the Athenian Cluby by striking
- out the word
m ediateljr econd edrand mrcryTin imated"dc"
bate iollowed. it was cdntended on the one
hand, that the word Athenian smells too strong
of antiquity; that our-essays relate principally
to occurrences of modern- date ; and should
therefore -bear a name more appropriate, than
., that b eretofore .usecL
jt was urged that some of our members were
Antiquarians of respectable standing, and had
always had a predilection for ancient names,
c. and that it woujd be unfair, if not iniaujt
t ous, to xieprrve them of the nsrmer fbt'-whith
they have so great a reverence. And fur-
ther, that such a proctedure might be destruc
ve oi mat social narmony wnich had existed.
among us. But, after takinar it into consid
eration that the Printer had no'Greek types
so that the name could not anneal in the oritr-
inal language, without which it could gain no
credit among the scrutinizing literati, who
consign every thing, the shades of oblivion,
mat is nor uristtea wuh lireek : it was. there
fore; unanimously decided, , that the word
f ..,,...,. o.iv.u u nuii.Kcn.uui ; v men was
EDUC.rnax or iruiLV.
raON THE SOBTU AMtaiCiM 1STICW.
The expediency of cultivating the intellect
of. man, is pretty well settled at the present
day, and it seems difficult to imagine why th it
of women should be neglected. If it have
similar powers and equal strength, it is as de
serving of care, and, will repay cafe as well j
if it be weaker and narrower, it needs the
more to be strengthened, enlarged and dis
ciplined. If the purposes of society and of
life would be promoted by the establishment
of domestic slavery, then every spark of in
tellectual light in the female Helot should be
carefully extinguished ; just as birds in a cjge
arc blinded, that they may net look upon the
forests and fields, the blue heavens and the
green earth, and long to be abroad upon the
air, till melancholy should stop their song.
liut religion and policy alike revolt at this.
Kan's best happiness, like charity, begins at
heme, and, like that, is apt to stay there; and
home is sure to be just what the wife may
make it. . Now if it were true that a woman,
who can do any thing besides makings Pud
ding or mending a stocking, xloes these neces
sary things less willingly and well, than one
who can do nothing else j if it were true, as
certainly it is not, that a wife submits to con-
ug?l authority just in proportion as she is
gnorant and uncultivated, how can the great
purpose of marriage, the mutual and recipro
cal improvement ot the moral and intellectual
natures of the sexes, be promoted by a union
upon such unequal terms, and what must we
think of a husband u assez orguielleusement
modeste, to wish from his wife an unques
tioning obedience, instead of a sympathy of
thought, and leelmg t It is sometimes ureed
that, if a woman's mind be much enlarged,
and her taste rchned, she is apt to think dif
ferently of the duties of life, to require dif
ferent pleasures from the rest of her sex, that
her feelings leave the channels which the in
stitutions of society have marked for them,
and run riot, and bring her usefulness and
happiness into danger. Now the plain an
swer to this is, that these, evils, happen, not
because her reason was cultivated, but because
it was not cultivated well; and because the
taste and intellect of women generally do not
receive due culture.
seldom out of -a quarrel on hurd il.ip, and ;
having some knowledge ol the hit) -cull an,
he rehtned urcttv much as cock of the walk
on the lower fcun-deck. When we had re
lieved the briery, and the Valiant had gone
silently oil, all the guns.we-'? manned, i nvrc
remained on the naranet only one heavy piece
of ordinanccf and our very first discharge dis
mounted it. Klated with that success up
jumped all hands upon the platform, and gave
.1 i .1 ...L .f . .. vaV
uirec cuccrS) wnen a lime ucvu ui gun vrw.
us In a line, and knocked down five men. Sure
enough amongst these, Moor, being the fore
most upon hi lcg3,;vras the first fcc rion kill
ed. From whence had Moor this forcknowl
1Oriflamc, a well appointed 40 gun French
ship, had been taken by our. Ins ol 50. Cap
tain Wheeler, immediately Driortd tlosc ac-
tionTieht for M K Deans,, urgebn of the I sis
and instructed him in certain particular injunc
tions about family concerns. 'Hie doctor at
tempted to parry funeral ideas, but was blunt
ly told : 44 1 know full well this day's woik :
Cunnincham will soon be your commander,
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AU tne great circumstance oi my sue nave
been shown in dreams I my last hour is now
come." He was killed early' in the fight ;
and lieutenant Cunningham managed so well
m the devolved tommaud, that admiral Saun
ders made him a post captain into L'Oriflamc
in Gibraltar bav. I'hia fore'-knowledge of
things at hand is a suhject many profess them
selves positive about . their strong argument
is experience, and all who have not been so
favoured, may reasonably enough doubt, stop
ping short of contradiction. Certain instan
ces then aflo it in the navy, I may take the
iberty to produce, anticipating, however, an
adventure of some such kind, never in mv
power to comprehend.' Eng, Magazine '
Presentiment of Danger and Death
At the siege of the Havanna, in 1 762, the
Namur and Valiant took it day andiyaoout
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un jjiy gune. ; yur essays w.L therefore ply, bit under a visible cb
to fight a sap battery ; and the relief of the
people was effected even midnight, to save
from the observation of the Spanish garrison
one party's approach and the other's retreat.
We had marched fcHrty4.nwnbef -a lieuten
ant leading, and mvself fa midshipman bring
ing up the rear, to relieve the Valiant's, when
Moor, one of our men, made frequent calls
to stop ; , these at last became quite frivolous.
and my m stance had got so long from the lieu-
iciiaui, mai uic parry was nailea to ciose tqe
line. In the interim, Moor fairly owned he
had no stomach for the battery that night,
knowing he should be killed; , Our officer, a
hard-headed Scotchman steadv and regula
as bid time,, began sharp upon me :, my ex
cuse was the man's tardiness, and I Vepdrted
his words. Killed, indeed, and cheat the
sherifl oty his thirteener and" a baubee ! No
no, Paddy : jtrust to fate and the family hon
our of the O' Moors for all that. Come, sir
bring him along : point yemr syord, in his
stem-post. Moor, of course, made no re
rporeal effort and a
The speech of Oliver Cronwcll, wltcn he diuolvcd the
long parliament, 3Uth April, 1653, after sitting twelrc
years, six months, and fourteen days.
44 It is high time for me to put an end to
our sitting in this place, which you have dis
lonoured, by your contempt of al! virtue, and
defiled by your practice of vice. Ye are i
actious crew, and enemies to all good govern
ment. -Ye arc a pack ol mercenary wretcn
es : and would, like .sau, sell your country
for a mess of pottage, and like Judas, betray
your God for a few pieces of money. Is there
a singlt virtue now remaining amongst yon r
Is there one vice vou do not possess r You
have no more religion than my horse ; gold
is your god : which of vou have not barter
edaway your conscience for bribes ? Is there
a man amongst you that has the least care for
the good of the commonwealth r Ye sordid
prostitutes ! have ye not defiled this sacrcc
place, and turned the Lord's temple into a
den of thieves, by your immoral principles
and wicked practices ? You, who were de
puted here BY the people to get grievances
redressed, are yourselves become the great
tst grievance. Your country, therefore, calls
upon me to cleanse this Augean stable, by
putting a final period to your iniquitous pro
ceedings in this House ; and which, by God's
help, I am now come to do. I command you
therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to de
part immediately out of this place. Go! get
ye out ; make haste ; ye venal slaves, begone
So ! take away that shining bauble (the
mace) theTe, and lock up the doors.
principally. It endeavors taiMrJy fr.an v. r ih
qrovclin joys of earth, till he returns i tht
dust out of which he was taken. Clauiisnity
ikes a nobler flight. ; Her course ii directed
towards Immortality . Thither she conducts hefr f
votary and never forsakes Mm,' till, having Intro,
duced him Into the society of angels, she flies
his eternal residence among the apirUs of the just
'Philosophy can onlyjiave a sigh, a longing !gh,
after immortality. Eternity it to her in unknown
vast, over which she soars on conjecture's trem-
bling, wing. A!vebencath arjundl I aw
unfathomable void ; and doubt, uncertainty or dc-
IpatrTii thrreiun ofllf Tier Inquiries.
Christianity, on the other hand, having fur-.
nished all necessary informatbn concerning Ufcf
with firm and undaunted step crosses deatU'a - -
narrow istlimuirand 1rdiy iutc ,
that dread futurity which , borders on it. Her
path ii marked whuglofy.- j The once dark,
dreary legion brlghtcns!asne approaches it,
and benignly smiles as she passes oyer it. Faith
olio ws where she advances; till reaching the
summit of everlasting hills, on unknown scene;
in endless varieties of loveliness and beauty, pre
sents itself, over which the ravished eye winders, ...
without a cloud to dim, or a limit to obstruct its
sight. In the midst of this scene, rendered lu
minous by the glory which covers it, the city
the palace the Throne of Cod appears. Trees
of life surround it ; rivers of salvation Issue from
beneath it. Ueforc It, anexls touch their harps
of living melody, and saints, in sweet response,
breathe forth their grateful songs. The redee
med of the Ionl, who remain upon the earth.
catch the distant sound, and fetl a sudden rapture
I'is the voice of departed friendship friend
ship, the loss of which they mourn on the earth,
but which they are now assured will be restored
in the heavens t from whence a voice is heard to
say : 44 Fear not ye, death connot injure you ; the
grave cannot confine you ; through its chill man
kion, or ace will conduct you up to glory. We
wait your arrival haste, therefore, and com
away. .All mis nriMiaruiy win uo luryuu.--
will do more than this It consecrates the sepul-
chre, into which your belies, already touched by
death, will presently descend. There, moul-
de red into dust, your flesh shall rest in nor B .
Nor will the "season of its humiliation last for
ever. ChristianitTi faithful to W trust, appearsJ
for its redemption. She approaches, and stands
before the tombi She stretches out her. sceptre
and smites the sepulchre Us mbssgrown cov
ering rends asunder -She cries to the silent in
habitants within it Her energizing voice echoes
along the cold, damp vaults of death, renovating
skin and bones, and dust, and putrefaction. Cor
ruption puts on incorruption, and mortal immor
tality. Her former habitation, thus refined and
sublimated by the resurrection, the soul re-enters,
and thenceforth the measure of her joy is
full. . . . ..... ..
Here thought and language fall me. Inspira
tion itself describes the glories of futurity ty de
claring them indescribable. Eye bath not seen,
ear hath not heard, neither hath it entered into
the heart of man to conceive the things which
are prepared for the people of God. What idea
are these ? How must the soul exult at the pros
pect, and AwellaLthemang
WHAT EMDELUHUES A WQMW.
It is not the lustre of gold, the sparkling o
diamonds and emeralds, nor the splendor of the
purple tincture, which adorns or embellishes a
woman, but gravity, discretion, humility and
EXTRACT FROM DR. XOTTH BACCALtU
The introduction of Christianity was called
the coming of the kingdom of HeavenT No
terms could have been- more appropriate ? for
through it man shared the mercy, and from it
caught the spirit of the heavens. The moral
,loom which shrouded i the nationsr receded be-
fore it. r The temples of superstition and of cru
elty, consecrated by its entr. a e, became the asy
lums of the wretched, and resounded with their
anthems of grace.
Most benign has been the influence of Chris
tianity, and were it cordially received, and "uni
versally submitted to, War would cease ; injustice
be banished, and primeval happiness revisit the
earth. Every inhabitant, pleased with his ;'situa
tion, resigned to his lot, and fuffe ff the hopes ol
heaven, would pass agreeably thtough life, and
nieet death wiihout a igh.f
Is the morality of the Gospel pre-endrSentlv
As Christianity lexhibits the most enrapturing
Yhntlv --Tft-thfr nrarticft of-vhiue so iLurees the
most tremendous considetalions to deter fron
vice . She declares, solemnly and irrevocably
And to enforce ber declaration, points to the
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concluding scene oi nature -t wnen, umw"
son of max -hall descehdywith the voice of the
archangel and the trump of God, to be glorified
in his saints, and take vengeance, on bis 'ene
rrStich :mKe' G6spet;tnd here I rest my ob"
servationsi At this affectin g crisis, .my beloved
pupils, this Gospel I deliver you. It is the most
invaluable gift ; and I solemnly adjured i you, to
preserve it inviolate forever. To whateyer part
with you. Consul il n prosperity ; resort to it
in trouble ; shielcfyourselves with it in danger,
and resi your fainting head on it in dCjalh.
Do this : and though the world be conyulfed
around you, the elements dissolve, and the heav
ens depart, still your happiness is' securc......l3ut
should you ever, in an hour of rashness, be tempt
ed to ca&t it from you,, remember, that with it
you cast away salvation, 'lis the last hope
of sinful, dying man. Tis gone all ii lost
Immortality is losL...and lost also.is the soul:
whirh miLrht otherwise have inherited and cn
u a-XrLfiv'. i ,t ."', .f ,v?. ",kiTirho'irtv,moved.t'K
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