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it. ton, w, 6 "fl" Waft vmd tkt Truth, anH
. Thou rt U tay and he Ho sihs
Amid this starless tc of so,
To find pathway to the skies,
- - A light from lleavenVetcrjul rWsi
fy tlitc must ceme, thou gat of love, ' '
Throujfh hich the ainU undoubtinjj trod i ,
till faith discover, like tl Jove,'- --- .
....An wk a rttinjc ph JC'w..,
I!'ou thermthwhewo tteadydsy
" slTncion through earthly blight ami flfoon;!
1 he jhut, the ererltinjr ray, r "
The Ump lhnt ilnnes c n in the tomb :
Tlic light tluit out of darkness spring,
And gu'ulcth thoM that blindly go, . v
'.'.'Slbe. wwd jHs.ireciou rle. flings
Iti lustre ujwii) nil below;
Thou art the Life the Mowed well,
With living watrti gunliing o'er,
Which those thnt drink slull ever dwell
Where tin nd thirst are known no bioiv i
Thou art the mvktic pillar given,
' Our Limp by night, our light by d;y j
Thou art the sacred bread from hcav'n ;
thou art the Life the Truth the Hoy.
The dew-drop U never so clear
A when morning first ray tees it glisten ; '
.And music U never ao dear,
At when to it kit note we listen.
Though bright may be rapture finrt mien
And its parting adieu vcn tweeter ;
The enjoyment existing between
U a vision nd vanishes fleeter.
We never know how we have Iw'd,
Till what we most lov'd has depart l ;
For the strength of affection it provM
By the joyless" and desolate-hearted.
Our pleasures arc born but to die t
They are linkM to our hearts but to sever ;
And, like stars shooting down a dark sky
Shine loveliest when fading for ever!
rom tat western ciioiiNiJ,
phyed: In cloths were clisape'r tl-r. ai;; I..
town, Sic. The mind of our member ,wi
then made up i hi concltmou w;n this A
m'an must serve his time to every tnde i and
that merchants had served theirs lUUlifully,
and exercised it under an unrestrained li
ccnae. But in order to get the beat cloth in
the place, a tailor was sent for, who went with
our friend to another storej where" the cloth
was purchased Tpon" hisjadgnknOiol
who, as it was afterwards ascertained, was- a
particular favorite of the merchant, and had
often recommended his goods in preference
to trroscof the other dealcrsr wheii iti truth
nor iiiqiiality LJ&us .was. outmember, with
all his precaution, deceived by this goose !
There are but few jjood judges of fijic cloths
and, indeed, nothing is much more difficult
to judge than articles of this kind. Hut for
the futurey let every man judge' for himself";
and if he should be saddled with a hard bar
gain, he must rest the blame upon his own
There are some merchants, good souls,
who are so hide-hound, that they will not
take more than the good old fifty per cent
advance on their merchandize; others, of
more liberal consciences, will take'75 and 100
per cent, advance : and we know some, who
cannot conscientiously take more than 12
und 25 per cent:! "Yet they will loan money,
or shave a necessitous man's note, at the
moderate discount of 25 or 23 per cent. ! !
And this they do without feeling the sling of
conscience : ! Is this not a slur upon she un
derstanding of mankind i
A man must serve his time to every trade. ...ran.
No class of citizens have been more se
verely lashed by foreign writers than the
American Merchants. Nor has their satire
be"en""eohfined to Americans alooerEvery
person of ordinary information will remember
the language used in the British Parliament,
a few years ago, by a distinguished member
of that learned assembly : he did not hesitate
to declare, that the merchant made his Ledg
er his Bible, and Gold his God! Some of
their writers have asserted,, that the Ameri
can merchant does not understand his busi
ness) neither can he hold a distinguished
rank as such, unless he is a proficient in the
art of lying. Similar remarks have been
made bv the students of Oxford College, in
their prologues,, which were- spoken in the
presence, and under the direction, of the Right
iteverenas or mac aisunguisnea university
n . . . i .
nxxi u is noi our present aesign 10 inquire in
to the justice or injustice of the remarks of
foreigners respecting our merchants: were
we to do so, a great allowance would have to
be made for prejudice, which has obscured
their intellectual vision ever since the achieve
ment of our independence. But it must be
.admitted, that -many ; -of our merchants for
u i . - -
anup-K.ccpcrs excuse me expression j are
chargeable with what the learned call poetic
license . 'In order to provethis fact; it be-
comes. necessary to state a circumstance whi;h
- . occurred not long since, (and no doubt such
occurrences are familiar to most of our read
ers) it is this : One of our membersJiad
occasion to purchase some broadcloth for a
suit of clothes : he went first to the store of
Mr. - ; as soon as he entered the door,
" he saw the merchant behind the counter, who
jooked very smiling, and accosted our mem
ber in these words : Well, my kind sir, can
Z sell you any goods this morning? .Yes, sir,
. .replkd jmcj4liejri.vrov'rded you have such
, . cloths as I want, and your prices suiti T will
purchase some, of you. $uit you ! says the
cioms, oi almost as many colors as the rain-
w , and at the same time! asSertintriinon
his honor, that he could afford to sell lower
tht.n any other person in the village ! He
:.: declared.. that. his cloths- had beet lately pur
chased in Charleston at Auction, at least 25
- per cent, lower than they could be had of
regular -iraut-M. .ne then expatiated on the
fineness of the thread, the shortness of the
wool, &cr until awx member's f at"i-n'ce va
completely threadbare. WithvcorjdeiaJbit
'''miE' ultyire; however, gJt'ou with the usual
roa tit i wssTia.T caKolixu.
tttssns. ZDiroKs :
I am of the opinion that the female tex
are, at the present day, far more zealous and
unremitting in the cultivation and perfecting
cf politeness, or the rules of et'rquette, than
the male sex; and were it not for the ladies,
I am really apprehensive that even civility
itself would degenerate into rudeness, and
barbarity among the gentlemen. It is the
gentle influence of the female character that
awes, by its presence, the harsh disposition
of man into civility and propriety. I have
frequently remarked, that the society of men
who live as if they were the only beings wor
thy of the appellation of man, who shut them-!
selves up- from all intercourse and commun
ion with the softer sex, is, at best, but rude
and unpolished.
" But, Messrs." Editors, therc are otner pas
sions and principles, more noble and praise
worthy, to which I believe our sex may lay
the greatest claim ; in which sympathy and
commiseration stand prominent, and to which
our sex is, undoubtedly, almost exclusively
addicted. What principle of action can be
entitled to higher commendation,' than that
which prompts a being of limited capacities
to afford relief and protection in every emer
gency, and under any circumstances. What
ever may be the occasion or nature of the
distress, the heart that conceives, the head
that devises, and the hand that administers
relief and consolation, merit that reward in
variably attendant on meritorious deeds.
Conscious of our superior claim to such
feelings and sentiments as the foregoing, and
deeply impressed with a sense of duty, I have
resolved to take up my pen, and, though with
a trembling hand, to communicate the neces
sary information, and thereby to administer
peace and consolation to the amiable, but
With your leave, then, Messrs. Editors,
I will proceed, in a plain and simple manner,
to. prescribe jor Miss -Kitty, the following
rules, tor ner conduct upon entering the stage
id which that, to her unaccountable: freak
ot iortune appears recently to have destined
ner. . : :
o .? ?v, jr. . " i.v , "v. wim many
-L "t VMAVU nvv tUOAai .'H If ILfE-lTkU3nTlU lllUfl
And first, Miss Kitty, when you first enter
the circle of fashion and gaiety, immediately
in prospect before you, you will find it neces
sary, in order to be well received, to adopt
some of the prevailing modes, which will en
able you to set off your person to good ad
vantage. But however indispensable exte
rior accomplishments mav be deemed in a
" county ViIWgernirey-wiH bear no compari
son with a wise, head and a good hearu A
woinan destitute, of gooxL sense- and "sound
discretion, though possessed of the beauty of
a y entis, nd -mi stress, ot all the flippant .par
geantry of kingly courts or royal palaces,
never can expect to receive, even from her
own sex, and much less .from the other, that
respect and assiduity of attention so indis
pensable to the happiness of a Woman, and so
gratciui to the tender sensibility of a female
bosom. Among-the variegatea' objects and
scenes which will, no tjpubt, present them
selves to youf senses, after your transition
iram-ojaeacenft t- another niore spleiidid and
ww af
bar.cfvd influenfce." Uut
whntrver allurt mt nts my be held out to se
duce you from the path of rectitude, be at all
times armed against them, with the deter
mined resolution of contj'iering him who
would betray you into any irregularities, and
thereby Impede your pfogrtss towards the
temple of sanctity and honor. If your con
duct wiU be such asjo m5L esteem of
thTvtrtuouslind the wise, you Twill soon have
acquired many friends, and some enemies,
the portion of every distinguished female
Immediately, after, your. Introduction, into
this new sphere, and to the acquaintance'of
LimUviduuUryouwiil, no doubt, find all cheer
fulness and -complacency around youiyith
many hearty congratulations and good natur
ed wishes for your fortunate change of con
dition, and for your prosperity and welfar?.
All which cqmpliments", aswe call them, let
mc entefcat you to receive with at least ap
parent gratitude, from all, indiscriminately,
and never forget to return the compliment by
nn easy, graceful, but vexy respectful, inclina
tion of the head and shoulders towards him
or her who is complimenting you, accompa
nied at the same time with a low, but dis
tinct, articulation of words that have some
thing of the appearance of gratitude expres
sed. All of which apparently unimportant,
but J c ally most essential, . evolutions of the
lody and exercises of the mind, you may ac
quire with facility by a little attention to the
manner of others, joined to a little discretion,
and aided by the natural docility and subtilty
of our minds. Let me also caution ou
against admitting any of your newly acquired
associates into too close intimacy. But here
you must lea.n by observation to make a ve
ry nice distinction t some of our sex are en
tirely above suspicion, and may be intrusted
with secrets. But alas ! dear Kitty, that
number is comparatively but small, And
0 were I but with you this moment; liowrl
would vent my sighs and groans and mingle
my sorrows and tears with yours, in lament
ing over the follies of our gentle sex. , You,
who have been accustomed to a country life
from your earliest infancy to the present day,
can probably form no idea of the pangs and
agitations which convulse some of those ten
der bosoms which were formed and designed
by the hand of nature for the reception and
seat of every gentle grace and virtue of which
human, nature is susceptible ; and all this for
U Kitty, what shall I say ? for jealousy !
That black demon from below is ever watch
ing for an opportunity of planting a grain or
two of that poisonous plant in some congenial
spot where flowers might be raised.
But I begin to think, my dearest Miss.
that I am likely to protract my present M can
ons" to such a length as to be troublesome to
the Printers, and to weary your patience. I
shall, therefore, close the present observa
tions with a few particular rules, adapted to
. . i .i
present circumstances, noping mat an oppor-
'. .'.!) i i
tuutiy witt wuu uiicr uscii wnen i may again
serve you.
You say you have an invitation to " Mrs.
Candour's opposition tea-party," and want to
know how to conduct yourself when there.
It you go there. I hope that the foregoing
directions will, by close attention to them,
prove of infinite service to you. But if you
can make it consistent with-your engage
ments, don't go there at all: these opposition
parties are always calculated to sow the seeds
of discord and disaffection, and are very dan-
- a 1 i 1 ft m
5"r r4?. J"?- gj wno, . i me you, are liable to
any. impressions that chance envy or malevo
lence may make on the mind, and which,
when once rooted in the tender mind, are
like noxious weeds, hard to eradicate.
,: As respects your choice of a beau, by all
means choose one whose "seat of learning"
still remain in the head, as he who has
" transferred no;hirhFels"ThusTbe addict-
'K vi VAjofi.
ed to low pursuits ; and besides; his cogita
uvc powers mignt sutler there lrom the in
clemencies of the weather ; among which, the
sharp bitings of frost might not prove the
least dangerous.
As to your fears and apprehensions of be
ing addressed on the subject of marriage,
they, are entirely unnecessary Should any
one ever daire-o''srmhi'g,iever let an
opportunity slip thatpromises happiness but
7uu v iijxujf gvc sucn evasive answers
as will not lay you liable to the "charge of im-
propnety, and which will keep him in sus
pense until you may have an opportunity of
a private interview, as to our town notions
?! 'IiaSej aiK? Abebpinions of your mother
ana grana-mother on the subject, they are
neimer me one nor the.other ; but wliat we
intend it for, is merely to quiet discontent in
the mind ; and, in case of emergency, to af.
ford protection from insult and injurv. There
are other notions, also," which we 'entertain
Avith respect tonVarriag'e ; but. which, from
the it. nature and their iefigth. il cannot now
' to tai groTC rutciu,"
twice hl tho siin gone down on ihe earth,
nd alias yet was quiet at the sepulchre death
held his sceptre over the Son of God J still tnd
niletit the hour! passed on t the guarJs stood by
their postlj the rays of the midnight moon gleam
ed on their helmets, and on their apeurs i the eoV
emiei of Christ exulted in their success j ths
hearts of his fi lends were sunk In despondency
and in sorrow ; the spirit of glory waited in snx
ious aupene to behold the event, and. wondered.
f the depth of the ways of tiod I At length,
the morning aur, srisin In the eastf announced
th' iODl Wch ol Itirhrrthcthlrd -dar ben.ri-iA
dawn upon the world when on a sudden the earth
trembled to its centre, and the powers of Ilekvtn
were shaken an angel of God, descended, the
guards sunk hack from the terror of his pretence)
and fdl prostrate on. the ground I h$ c&unte-"r"
nance was like lightning, and his raiment was
ss white as snow t he rolled away the stone from
the door of the sepulchre, and tat upon it Hut
who is thi that comelh forth from the tomb, with
dying garrrients from the bed of death f He that
is glonous in appearance, walking In the great
ness of his strength! It is thy Prince, OZion!
Christian, It is your Loan ! He hath trodden the
wine press alone he hath suined his raiment
with blood ; but now, ss the first born from the
womb of nature, he meets the morning of bis
resurrection. He arises a conoueror from ill "
grave ; he brings salvation to the sons of men.
KT.w.m ?? .1 . l. . ... ! . t t .
4 i uiu mo rciunuii tun, uincr Ul a day SO
glorious !.it was the jubilee of the universe.
The morning stars sung together, and all the
sons of Cod shouted aloud for joy ; the father of
mercy looked down from his throne in the heav
ens ; with comDlacencv be beheld Li world re.
stored ; he saw his work that it was eood. Then
did the desert rejoice, the face of nature was
giaadcncd before turn j when toe blessings of tbe
Kternal descended, as the dew "from heaven, for4"
refreshing of the nations.
l rom an American Periodic! Work.
The shades of the hills fall deep o'er the val
leys. The shades of the mountains are length
ening towards the east : Their swarthy summits
tower high orv-thc shining west) like dun-clad
mourners reflected on a mirror of lighu Moixa
sits alone 'neath the azure of efe'n. Pensive sitsv "
Moiju by the wave of roaring Carton. Her long
yellow locks come far over her bosom i lovely,-
and fair they come, like sun-gildedstresms that
wander K the. .hollows of x chalky, rock. Her ..
blue eyes are sad; they roll not cheerful asTaf 7
the feast of mirth, when sparkling 'neath1 her "
broad white forehead, they shine like twinkling T
wstchfires kindled under a belf of snow The
thoughts of the maid are deep. 'Tis not for her
love of other years : Tis not for the vicUm ia
the strife of heroes Yet sad is the soog of Moi-
xa, by Carton dashing wave.
u Stream of tiie distant mountain, what wouldst -
thou tell to Moisa I What do thy roarings mean
dark inhabitant of the stoney valley. Thou
knowest thy courie to the ocean. Sweetly dost
thou glide on thy way, Know'st thou the hom
of the spint when the breast is cold? Shall
Moina sit by thy stream in the land of shades?
Alas ! thou speakest, but thy language is mystc
rious. 'Tis like the babblings of infancy, eager' .
but not understood !
" Soft breeze of evening ! thou that sweeDest "
among the cairns of the dead canst thou answer
the doubts of Moika r rCSnst thoii comfort her 1
soul ?...t.Thou sighest low like a keeper of se
crets, soothing because thou raayest notdeclarej
-1 nave siooa on me verge ot txiU Larmora,
when the blue mantle of morning was "fringed:
with goidv . Surely,said 4 the liroad-fronte
Son of Heaven will showirie iTIie 'lntmev
he heeded not the quest of Moxx A --Hidden and
silent are the realmsof those that hive been.
There is no answer in the voice of other fears !"
The priest of the hill heard the song of Moina.
He heard it from his rocky cell. He came to
meet the maid. Leaning on his staff came the
aged Catela. - Time bad stolen "tfie youthful
hairs froni t-his brow '4"bmhvhe"issiBJ'ftr'"
Age hung from behind hisxrown r Lightly they rr
liuaicu urwc mc iiuary iiuiiuurs oi inc willow, wip
ing from its bended trunk. w Sweet was thy
song, O MoiivA," said the placid son of truth
" It came to my ear like the music of the pdrest
zephyr. Yet, listen to the wisdom of many years,
light-Tooted child of IdvViLeaVn froni the. wrin
kled Catela, fair-haired daughter .of Carron
'Tis not for man to interpret the voice of Nature-' ,
The things to come are concealed from our eyes
Yet hcreaireceiJts to guide thee. Here is
iigiitnrom the fnnce of race nc gave ner
the Testament of eternal jifev ( Pure pasved the

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