Hi.- Mf! m hntt't r tJ.i. SI"-..' itivilrvs
My toul Uic luiu f'ul triu .ln.irt .... grr.
yus on .vo.
WbvA oft. nua'I tile question,...
1 uithiic'd tnitt cr.Vci or So, '. . .;,
Nof mop to nnke tome smooth cvm'oii,
Aim! only tell me may U .
f Up dfw'rt the fHcndhr metnlnp
0 -wrli Wjm nl tutu
V h-.!ifr;fiivoyr.I aia jHiiiij.,. . . ,
I'd rather hear the wicr No.
Mht'ii of a (VUrnd I wih to borrow
A little cah to h.ar l.im wv,
1'vr Hunt tv iriy W vtt to-momiw
It worc than if he toU mc nay.
Why kll tlits need of plaitcrinp over,
Wlikt we in fuU intend to show '
Vhjr not ut o:-, with much 1cm I ih-r,
Sty fraukJy Vis, my friend, or Nu '
I from my uuhh-sp'i4c til qii Miliii,
I'll ute it not with friend or fx:
111 pLinly answer, Yc or No.
And when I ak thtt trembling qwntiun,
Will vtu bt inim; mj dearett JSbu .'"
Then may there he no UViUtion,
To my dirtiuctly Yi Mir, Vh.
FUR Till WhtTtR CAKOLIXUX.
Tip euh.....V l.
Know then this truth, enough for man to know,
Virtue ulmo i happiness helow rorr..
Nothing in this ale of misery affords more
real pleasure than the recollections of a well spent
life. The nun who, m taking retrospective
glance at his conduct, n the various situations
and tempt:iions to which he has been subjected,
and in making up his account, finds that he has
much to approve, and but little to condemn-, mu-.t
tnjoy the greatest possible decree of happiness
th..t this transitory state. of existence can afford.
In order to arrive to this IcTuitous state of being;
it is necessary that we should be virtuous. There
is nothing known on earth that is better calcula
ted o exalt the human character alwve that of
inferior animated beings, than morality and vir
tue show me the moral and virtuous man, and
I will show vou the good man. No name under
heaven will make a truly good and great man.
It is a vivtuous disposition, a greatness of soul,
that constitute and portray the man wh-j approa
ches neatest in perfection to the great author of
his being. As beings of ephemeral existence,
it is our duty and denial Interest to seek and sui
tably revere that Iking under whose guardian
wing " we live, and move, and have our being."
In the important concerns between man and
his creator, more is necessary than the perfor
muncc of a few external ceremonies. These,
without purity of heart, avail nothing. We are
required, says the sacred penman, to enter into
our closets, and prav to hnn who sceth in secret,
and his reward will be given openlv. Wc hold
it as a maxim self-evident, that there is no sub
stance in a shadow. Our sine qua ncn is plain :
It is " by their works ve shall know them.
As members of the community, and as friends
and neighbors, it is our duty to measure to each
man that portion of justice that we expect to be
measured unto up. Love vour neighbor as
yourself," is the l.i'iguage of the book in which
vou profess to' believe. . Header, whoever you
arc, examine ywrselt, "and ascertain how your
account stands in regard to this sacred injunc
tion. Propose to yourself the following inqui
lies : 1. Have I done justice lo my. fcllow-mcn ?
U. Have 1 acted up to my external profession
;dly and lastly Am I what I seem to be ? These
inquiries, will, no doubt, if properly attended' to
JLfiLmnx)Ueei'vtce40Lin9ny persons who, in al
nro'.iahilhv. have but &fldoni if vr. thnnn-ht r
t . . , 0-.T
There are in the world many seemingly we!
disposed persons, who seem to dwell in a noxious
atmosphere. They cannot, for their souls, hear
a good word spoken about their neighbor, nor
will they ever speak one themselves. No mat-
... I l 1 ! ... I. ..til t 1 I
saui imu uwii, V3inoiuer inem con
sciences and) endeavor to take from his ! To
such we recommend the following lines of the
.immonai bard ot, nature. , ..v,s...--
' " Good name in man or woman,
" fs the immortal jewel of tlicir souls ;
" Who steals my purse, steala trash ; '
' l is something, nothing, 'twas mine, 'Us bis,
it has been slave to thousands :
" But he that filches from me my good name,
" Robs me of that which' not enriches him,
' Bat makes me poor indeed."
Ve here close the second number of the Glub-
.bfiiini if praetiaUe, vhit tr.;) li :. r.cnf
t;rrkt impOitJiw e. i i must know, tint I am .1
ioiiii fcm.ilc, brou;;fst up in the funniiy ntr
C(h(..tion kitcli tm is iitiiii m cuiinfiy schools.
( was t night to read und lo wiitei and in ini b ol
ntithuitiicvaH sun'r icut lo cnJtle ta: totbl
ruhi'e with fjcllity the Miiiklx-r of ntti in a !
ol chth of twenty yar.h. I nun i,KiriiUt by
our p.iroii to love, tevcitnctf and icspct t tny
p-trtnt and my uitithcr, wlm ws icwiikaUi'
M'lier prudence, ery nmunicd mc of tiic dead
ly viii of scandal unci b.itk-biiin;;. Her ukc on
thu ubject was, whcntier jt brciinc ncrrtiiary
to (ouch on the character of our neighbours, to
$9 i' ln mcrcy JftcJLtaiKlii .ihl X!i-.pro.ciicc
of bringing the characters of our ncigblx'tirs (c
casionally on the cwrpet was not wholly without
it i benefits. A fewinnocintHtii(-tiiieiuii(l admoni
tory comments, bhe tbrcrvt d, might Inltatc
but ihcy would most certainly correct the little
aberration and tm.dl follies of the persons whoc
characters wcw thu lcli atrly handled. My
mother further remarked, while on thi inhject
lor to her it was a pleasing one,) " that whene
ver a character was introduced for examination,
if I wished to mahc an impression unfavorable
to the erbon, lo speak in a :arelcs and indif
ferent manner; but, at the same time, by a cer
tain depression of the cointen.m c, give the
company to understand, that thereby hant u
,utt.' This dum kind of communication sur
prised mc, and I inquired why I should not
speak out ? She rrplicd there wan a very substan
tial reason for it : That there was a tact in scan
dal as well as in war. Your object, jays she,
is, if not lo blacken, at least to s moot the, per
son ; now if you were to relate all you knew,
some of the company might cxplr.in it in such" a
way as to destroy the clfcct, and others might
not consider it improper ; but as your intention
is to induce a belief that all is not right, let
the fancy of your hearers play, and if their
imaginations are not as dull us ignorance made
drunk, hcn your purKise will Ic accomplished.
As lo manners, or that easy graceful motion of the
body, which I have been told the fashionables call
grace? I have very little. I was taught, that
while at church, I should set straight, silent and
attentive. I have thought this short rei iial of
myself, gentleman, necessary, as it might mui
ble you more readily to give mc the advice which
I purpose most humbly to ask.
IJy one of those unaccountable vicissitudes of
life, or fre 4ts of fortune. I am called to h a" e the
innocence and simplicity ofa country life, and
to take my place among the belles and beaux of
our county town ; and really, gentlemen, as I
have often heard our parson bay, I do it ' with
fear and trembling." I have spent one day in
town, and every thing that I see and hear is so
very different from what I have been accustomed
to, I feel satisfied that I must return, unless
some of your correspondents will write and get
you to publish a few short rules for my benefit.
On my arrival in town, I was actually afraid
to dine the first day, lest I should not hold my
knife and fork according to etiquette. I have an
invitation to attend Mrs. Candour's opposition,
tea-party on Wednesday evening next ; and if
I attend, I shall certainly render myself ridicu-
ous, unless I can, in the mean time, have the
use ofa few fashionable canons. I do wish that
J. A. who appears to be a friend to the ladies,
and who is certainly, from his style and manner
of writing, well acquainted with the female
world, would answer a few queries ; or perhaps
the gentleman who writes plxut cortets, would
say something that might be useful. I shctild
like to know, when I make my appearance at
the party, whether I shall smile on the coxcomb,
and frown on the man of plain sense : whelhcr 1
shall laugh loud at the folly of the coxcomb,
and aflcct not to hear the good sense of the
plain gentleman : As I am a member elect of the
gay circle, should I not prefer the young gen
tie man who has transferred the seat of learning
from his head to his heels, to him w ho has stored
his head with the iieslcfis htmlier taken from the
works of heathens, called Koman, Grecian and
Drilish classicks ?
Suppose a gentleman should address mc on
the subject of...... ....la ! gentlemen, I blush-
on the subject of......,.marriage f- Suppose he
should ask my hand, and I be disposed to let him
have it ; would it not be shockingly "vulgar to
say yes at first . .Should I not - refuse . at least
twice ? Oncnftore question,- and I have done.
,iu!:it tic nuisance! of every kin I tkat my fall
under our observations. Anion-,; the tmnccrssa
ry ati'l unpopular Uws which have been enacted,
we shall at precnt notice that extending the ju
r'hdi. tion of Justices uf the Peace. What the
object of tkU law if vrc have )tl to leant I It
cannot bs for the interest of tho poor debtor ; a
under lit provisions his property will hire to be
sold almost inttantcrt unless he give gonl secu
rity fur the stay of execution whereas. tinder
the former law, ho was not bound to give sny
kind of security for any sum above 81
yet he would have indulgence fully it long. If not
longer, than under tho present law. And as re
HpcU creditors It is a mUcrable .vf t he tnlgM
lis vTclirrllnquish It is debt, as tc plocrff in the
hands of a long-winded Constable fAiid as Ioii;;
as a Constable has no regular tribunal to account
to for his conduct, that long the creditor may
whistle for his money. We will venture the as
sertion, that there is scarcely an individual in the
State who has the hardihood lb assert, that his
money has been as punctually paid him by Con
sublcs as by the Sheriffs. At the end of every
three mouths after the execution was placed in
the hands of the sheriff, the creditor had nothtn
more to do than call at the Clerk's office and re
ceive his money. How is he to get his moner
now ? 11 y dunning a petty constable, from month
to month, and from year to year! And finally,
commence a new process font 1
Independently of these considerations, we think
the law unconstitutional, that is, if the following
clause in the Constitution of the United States
has any meaning : " In all suits at common law,
" where the value in controversy shall exceed
" g'io, the right of trial by jury shall be preserv
"td." It could, not have been the intention of
the frumers of the Constitution, that the trial by
jury should be preserved indirectly, that is, by
way of appeal only, as Hut would shew au incoii
sistency. Daily experience proves, that appeals
arc granted by Justices for sums as low as one
dollar! .Consequently they have (the debtors)
the right of a jury trial. Hence there would be
no necessity for the aforementioned clause in the
Constitution ; or, an appeal could not be gran:
cd for a less sum than twenty dollars.
Upon the whole, we view the law injurious to
both debtor and creditor, and unbecoming the
character of those who voted for it.
To fools, it is the jewel of Kop's cock ; lo the
wise, a diamond of price, in a skilful hand, to
enrich life ; it is happiness or misery, as minds
are differently disposed.
.fob the w1.sxkiih cah0l1.yia.
Messrs. Editors: - ': . '
- Your useful paper having fortunately fallen
into my hands, on one,or two occasion, . I noli-
mrt fhti-fr ' vaii Kuvi tSi'tiii. f.t.l.! t.i ' i'
What are your town ideas on the subiect of mar
riage ? This was a topic of frequent debate be
tween my grandmother and mother. The for
mer insisted that it hadv or ought to have for its
basis, love; while-the latter, with equal plausi
bihty, contended that convenience should alone
decide, tin a recent occasion, the argument
was warmly and spiritedly carried on, each Con
tending for the- truth of irer pfonOsitlpnV when
at fast, my mother let fall on the old woman's
cars the following couplet: ' '
ry" Marriage is to join land and money, - -.
In the holy slate of matrimony ;
which effectually silenced the old lady.
With great pleasure, yours,
style, Miss Kitty' happens, . very unluckily far
mm, to dc anotier persons mito.
Mil THE WESTER t-AROLIMAir,
V JVEir LAWS.
The legislature of North CaitilihaftUts late
session, has enacltd several laWs which caniiot
1. . . a ' t . irV .1 n. :' .'.. . .. . . '
ui oc i cgameu -as me o ii spi ing ot a phnd and
n)j$uk.n, policy: Vitejairt-'ettshtf
each sitting, surrounded by and within tr;ree
or lour lect of three large, fires, in which sit
iiation,lity continued during the day, the ver
tical sun beating on'their bare heads j and at
night, .these men are said to have, remained
up to the nccM in the Ganges, thus exposing
Of the Iter. Wihiaw Ward, of Serampore, (India,) de
livered at the last anniversary of the New-York Bible
TO Till EMTOB 0F THE CUKISTIAX UERALn.
1 have np memorandum of the facts stated
at the late meeting of the New-York Bible
Society ; but those facts have made, during a
ong residence in India, so deep an impres
sion on my mind, that 1 can easily recall
The state of your Indians, however de
plorable, and however loudly it may call up
on American Christians for compassion and
renewed effort, compared with the state of the
heathen in the hast, strongly proves, that it
is better to have no religion than to he un
der the influence of a sstem wholly false.
Almost all the miseries brought upon the
Hindoos in the present life, arise out of their
philosophical and religious theories. " For
instance, the following" practices derive their
origin from the philosophical theory, that re
turn to the soul uf the world, or absorption
into spirit, shaking off all liability to future
birth, and-all connexion with matter can on-
Iv be obtained by an entire subjection of the
bodily organs, and the annihilation or extinc
In former times, multitudes of. Hindoos
renounced the world, retired to forests and
there ended life m the practice ol the most
frightful, austerities ; and though such iiscet-
icks are not now known, many Hindoos as
sume appearances which prove, that the old
asceticks are xememhered with the greatest
It is very common -to.e.iUrAdoo,4nen-dicant,
with his right arm withered, erect
and stiff, so that he cannot bring it back to its
original position. In the u Asiatick Re
searches we have the representation and ac
count of a Hindoo lying on a bed of spikes,
in wnicn position, ne naa remained tor. years.
ipiridul. These and otli:r austerities arc cat- .
1 tjOke or jotre and hence the name commou-
ly given to these asceticks, jogett.
As a ntimtckry of the same system, manv
of the Hindoos have their hair cloned with
dirt, and tied round the head as a turban, in
imitation of Sceb, the great ascetick. Oth
ers' have a tyger's akin thrown over their shoul-
der, to give the idea that they "reside in forest;
others go without, clothes, to show that they -arc
destitute of passions j'and the name given
to these mendicants are significant of the same
fid ; iWHUte is a compound of too nun, dts- '
voirugce ii compounded, of. vot., destitute of, -
anu raz passion, uincr crucuics nractiscil
by the Hindoos, as a part of the popular super
stition,are authorised by their sacred writings.
At the annual festival in honour of Sceb,
I have seen multitudes 'suspended in the air
by hooks thrust through the hack, for 15 or
20 minutes at a time ; others have a large slit
cut through the AOBgue others Jiave their ...
sides perforated, and cords drawn between
the skin and the ribs, as they dance through
the sheets Others cast themselves from uu
eminence of ten or twelve feet upon open
knives. And these devotees close this festi
val by dancing upon burning coals with their
I not aware that the murder of female
infants by the tribe of R.ij pools is authorized
by the Shaster ; but these immolations un
questionably owe their existence to a state of
society arising out of the prevailing system
of Hindoo manners. Amongst this tribe,
not a single female child is permitted to sur
vive. Col. Walker saved a few by persever
ing persuasions, but since his return to Eu
rope, these very families spure their female
infants no longer. I was informed when in
India, of a single instance in which a Hajpoot
spared his infant daughter : she grew up to
the age of 12, but the sight of a girl in the
house of a Hajpoot was so singular, that no
body chose to aolicit'her in marriage ; and the
t.ither, fearing she might bring dishonour up
on his family, in a fit of anguish and disap
pointment, took a hatchet and cut las child to
1 he drowning of children is quite common
in some parts of India. These children arc
sacrificed in fulfilment of a vow made at the
time of marriage, viz. that if the deity would
grant the bride the blessing of children, the
first child should be offered to this deity. Here
the mother is seen encouraging Jier child to -
nter the iirumhupootru, or some other river;
and after it h.13 proceeded into the middle of
the current, she abandons it ; and stands-an
unmoved spectator of the cries and struggles '
of her infant, till it sinks to rise no more.
What must be that superstition, which can
thus petrify the heart, and transform a wo
man, a mother, into a monster, more sav
age than the tyger that prowls through the
The Hindoo Shaster allows of Hindoos,
afflicted with an incurable distemper, to put
an end to life by falling under the wheels of
the car of Jugunnat'h, or by casting them
selves into some sacred river, or by the puri- .
fying powers of fire. This is the secret of the
immolations in Orissa, described by Dr. Ba-
chanan, in his Christian Researches. In the 4
View of the History, Literature and My
thology of the Hindoos, several instances are
given of these diseased persons voluntarily
perishing n the Ganges ; .and .Dr. Carey's . .
second son 8tatesj.thath.8av ncaJjjs pWa
house, not long ago, a poor leper perish by
fire. His relations had dug a deep grave, and
kindled a large fire at the bottom of it. The
leper not being able to walk,1 rolled. Jiimself
over and ovtr, till he fell into the pit. But -here'
his screams became most heart-rending ;
he Called' upon his relations who were stand-
ing round the pit, to lift -him out. in a manner
I once saw, at one ! of ithe landing places, bv
e side of the Oanrrei.' at Calcutta, two men.
so piteous, that the heart of a tyger might
have been moved ; but he cried in vain ; hi?
own sister, instead of raising him Out of the
flames, pushed him back intb them, and there
she and others watched his writhings and ag
onies in the fire, till he was reduced to ashes.
To some thi s H indoo provision of getting rid
of a distempered body may appear reasona
ble, especially .aa r the. victim is promised
healthful body.in'he next birth ; but how in
finitely more excellent is the Christian senti
ment, " All the days of my appointed time
will I wait till my change come."
These Shasters have described the virtues
of the Ganges in such terms, that the people,
hot only bathe daily in the sacred stream, but
carry the water hundreds of miles, for sacred
uses ; and all the dying are hurried to its banks
to receive their last purification by the sight
and the' application of its waters. Here arc
seen the dying, exposed to the scorching sun ,
bv davi and Ivmtr on the cold earth, to thff
dews and chills of the night, by which recov- -
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n yx tueu ten