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    The Mm! tlutfVr the Mum inspired,
My oul the tunrfiJ traln admirr ,...imtt.
-"' Bf TIOA NOOIt.
The day U thine t the night ilo is thine j tluni lmt
"prepared the .Ktvtf the wn, -Thou bast k1UU
" border of the earth i thou hut nude summer an!
"winter." ' v Uaalra Uxiv. 16. 17.
..Tha sj OhZod 1. thcUc and light .
" .i Of all the woikwV world wc ste".' . '
" JU (flow by day; ill tmilc by night,
Arc but reflection caught from thee.
Where'er we turn, thy glories ahiw,
And all thing fair and bright are. thine.
When day, with farewell beam delays
Among the opening cloud of even,
And we can almott think we gaze
Through golden vistas into heaven :
Thotc Unct that make the mn't decline
80 soft, o radian LORD ! are thine .
When night, with wing of ttarry gloom,
O'enhadowi all the earth and akieii,
like tome dark, beauteouabird, whow plume
1 1 aparklin g ith u nnumbere d ey e s 5
That aacrcd gloom, the firei divine,
80 gTand, to eounUcM, LORD are thine .
When youthful ipring around u breathes,
Thy ipirit warm her fragrant sigh,
And every flower the summer wreathes,
. 1 bora beneath that kindling eye.
Where'er we turn, thy glorie hine,
And all thing fair and bright are thine.
it wa. coanwii.1 ruao wilws
Thi is the hoar when memory wakct
ViaionS of joy that could not last ;
This i the hour hen fancy takes
A survey of the put !
She brings before the pensive mind,
The hallowed scenes of earlier years 5
And friends who long have been consign '
To silence and to tears !
The few we liked the one we MrJ
A sacred band ! come stealing on !
And many form far henee removed.
And many a pleasure gone!
Friendships that now in death are hush'd,
And yovnj affection! broken chain ;
And hopes that fate too quickly cruuli'd,
In memory bloom again !
Few watch the fading gleams of day,
Bu . imise on hopes as quickly flown !
Tint after tint, they died away,
Till all at hut. wtre gone
This is the hour when fancy wreaths
Her spells round joys that could not last j
This is the hour when memory breathes
A sigh to pleasure past
lAUrar? Extracts, &c.
Variety's the very spice of life,
That gives it all its flavor.
(From Betsoni's Travels.)
I was presented to Mahomet Aii Bashaw,
who received me very civilly. The Bashaw
.Was just returned from Arabia, where he had
conquered some" 61" the AhaBy'TrBesTaliid
: delivered the holy cities of Mecca and letllna
from the infidels.
The Bashaw Js in continual motion, .being
sometime at his citadel, and sometimes at hU
seraglio in the Esbakie ; but Soubra is his
principal residence. His chief amusement is
in thr evening a little before sunset, when he
quits h,is, seraglio, and seats himself on the
bank of the Nile, to fire , at an earthern pot,
with his guards. If any of . them hit it, be
makes him a present, occasionally of forty or
fiftv rubles He is himself art excellent marks
man, for I saw him fire at and hit a pot only
fifteen inches high, set on the ground on the
at Soubra Is considerably wider than the
Th ames at Westminster bridge. .As soon as
" it is dark, he retires into the garden, and re
poses, either in an alcove, or by the margin
of a fountain, on an European chair, with all
his attendants round him. Here his numer
ous buffoons keep him in continual high spir
its and good humour. By moonlight the
scene was beautifuL i , was admitted into the
garden whenever I fished, by wMcfi. means
I had an opportunity of observinc tfe4oraes.
: b5 Viceroy fcf Egypt, and conqueror of the
supposed the ladies were at cuch limcaamui
in themselves in some way or other. Dan
cing women are often brought to divert them,
and sometimes the famous Catalaniof kgypt
was introduced.- One of the boToons ol the
Bashaw took it into his head one day, for a
frolic, to shave his beard, which is no trifle
among the Turks 1 for omcof them, I really
believe, would sooner have.their.head cut off
than their beard l he borrowed some Franks
clothes of Jhe.Bashaw's apothecary, who was
from Europe, and, after dressing himself in
our costume, presented himself to the Bashaw
as an European, wno couiu not spcait a swgic
word either of Turkish or Arabic, which is
often the case. Being in thcdarLulic Bashaw
took him for what he represented himself to
be,' and sent immediately for an interpreter.
who put some questions to him in Italian, in
wmcn ne Diet not answer ; ne was inen ques
tioned in French, but no reply ; and next in
the German arid SpanlslHanguagcsibut still he
was silent : at last, when he saw that thev
were all dcceivcd,thc Bashaw not excepted, he
burst out in a plain Turkish, the only lan
guage he was acquainted with, and his well
known voice told them who he was ; for such
was the change of his person, particularly the
cutting off his beard, that otherwise they could
scarcely have recocnised him. The Bashaw
was aciigntea wunmcjeuow j ano. io seep up
the frolic, gave him an order on the treasury
for an enormous sum of money, and sent him
to the Kaciabay, to present himself as a Frank,
to receive it.-The Kaciabay started at the
immensity of the sum, as it was nearly all the
treasury could furnish ; but upon questioning
this-new European, it was soon perceived
who he was. In this attire be went home to
his women, who actually thrust him out of
the door; and such was the disgrace of cut
ting off his beard, that even his fellow buf
foons would not eat with him till it was grown
The Bashaw seems to be well aware of the
benefits that may be derived from his encour
aging the arts of Europe in his country, and
had already reaped some of the fruits of it.
The fabrication of gunpowder, the refining
of sugar, the making of fine indigo, and the
silk manufacture, are introduced, much, to his
advantage : he is constantly inquiring'after
something new, and is delighted with any
thing strange to his imagination. Hating
heard of electricity, he sent to England tor
two electric machines, one with a plate, the
otner wnn a cylinder. 1 ne tormer was Brok
en by the way ; the latter was dismounted.
The physician of the Bashaw, an Armenian,
did not know, though it-was so easy a matter,
how to set it up. Happening to be at the gar
den one evening, when they were attempting
it, and could not succeed, I was rjquested to
put the several pieces together ; and, having
done so I made one of the soldiers mount on
the insulated stool, charged the machine, and
gave the Turk a good shock ; who, expecting
no such thing, uttered a loud cry, and jump
ed ofl", as much terrified as if he had seen the
devil. The Bashaw laughed at the man's
jumping off. supposing his fright to be a trick,
and not the effect of tin machine ; and when
told, that it was actually occasioned by the
machine, he affirmed positively that it could
not be, for the soldier was at such a distance,
that it was impossible the small chain he held
in his hand could have such power. I then
desired the interpreter to inform his High
ness, that if he would mount the stool him
self, he would be convinced of the fact. He
hesitated for a while whether to believe ne
or not ;. however he-mounted the stool. I
charged well, put thexhain into his hand, . and
gave him a pretty smart shock. He jumped
off, like the sotdier, on feeling the effect of
th e electricity bu t J mmed iately threw him h
self on the sofa in a fit of laughter, notjbeing
able to conceive how the machine coujd have
such power on the human body.
I 1
The w ild habits, enthusiastic feelings, and astonishing
courage of the Highlanders, have ever been viewed with
deepontcrest by Jle man of reading. But, since' the
imuuwuuii ui uic ,i;ir-iauiL'u iiyveis irom wic penw tne
author of M'avcrly, that interest has become general, and
the public at large read with avidity every authentic do
cument relating to that inteVcstin? class of people. We
re-publish from a celebrated work called M Culloden Pa.
pers,' from the manuscript of .Duncan George Forbes,
Esq. the following aneedotes ' , .
, "William IVJ'Intosh, a leader; if not the
chief, of that ancient clan, upon some 'quarrel
with the Gordons, burnt the castle of Auchin
down, belonging to this powerful family ; and
was,, )n the feud which followed, reduced io
such extremities by the persevering yengeancej by Cicero Social Philosophy.
w uic ian 01 iiuntiey, tnat ne was atengtn
compelled to surrender jiimself at discretion.
He came to the castle of Strathbogie, choos
ingliis time, when the Earl was absent, and
l9W W the offena? he had toirimiuftdj,
until he iliould see his he aJ upon ht block.
The humbled chieftain kneeled down, and
laid his head upon the kitchen dresser, where
the oxen were cut up for the baron't fcau.
No sooner had he made this humiliation, than
the cook, who stood behind him with his
cleaver uplifted, at a sir;i from the Inexorable
Countess, severed M'l ' hV head from Ih
body at a,stroke So ! ti was this thirst of
veneeance-imnreised cn the minds of the
highlanderi, that when a clergyman informed
a dying chief of the unlawfulness of the: sen
timcntrurged the -necessity of. his forgiving
an inveterate enemy, and quoted tne acnpiuraj
expression. Vcnjreance is mine, saitlr the
LordLthe. acquicicjng, penitent said, Jjth a
deep sigh, 4 To be sure, it is too sweet a mor
sel for a ioomV Then added, Well, I for
give him but the deil 6ke your Donald
(turning to His son,) (you forgive.him. i
One of the Leslies, a strong and active
young man, chanced to be in company with a
number of the clan of Leith, the feudal ene
mies of his own. The place where they met
being the hall of a powerful and neutral neigh
bor, Leslie was, like Shakspeares Tybalt in
a similar situation, compelled to endure their
presence. Still he held the opinion of the an
gry Capulct, even in the midst of the enter
tainment, .Now by the stock ami honor of my kin
To trikc him dcul I hold it not a sin.'
Accordingly when they stood up to dance,
and he found himself compelled to touch the
hands and approach the persons of his detest
ed enemies, the deadly feud broke forth. He
unsheathed his dagger as he went down the
dance ; struck on the right and left -laid some
dead and many wounded on the floor threw
up the window, leaped into the castle-court,
and escaped in the general confusion. Such
were the unsettled principles of the time, that
the perfitlity of the action was lost in its bold
ness ; it was applauded by his kinsmen, who
united themselves to defend what he had
done : and the fact is commemorated in the
well known tune of triumph called Lesley a
montr the Leitht"
If we say, that an oratorT like a poet, to
excel should be born such, it will be no strain
ed assertion ; and if we add he must be more
indebted to nature than a son of , the muses,
it will be easily admitted. Cultivated imag
ination, regulated by judgment, constitutes
one, who, totally void of external requisites,
may shine from his closet, though ever so de
formed in figure, rude in features, weak in
voice, or blemished in appearance. -
44 The other, though he may by peculiar ex
cellence of delivery, and the help of a feeling
subject well treated on, be able to impress an
audience with little more than a good voice,
yet experience powerfully convinces us, that
a graceful person, respectable marked fea
tures, expressive eyes, and ornamented gest
ure, are of the utmost utility ; it is no argu
ment to say, that a man, as m the case of Str
JoiiN Fielding, though the.visual gates of
sympathy be shut, may show strong marks of
oratorical merit ; for the question naturally
follows, would he not be muchrraore" oower-
expression, u tne maexes oi tnougnt
ful in
enioyed their natural vigor, especially. where
particular feelings are to be excited ?
11 It is too common for ignorance and avar
ice to misapply the talents of outh, especially
in this point of view. TV1 aoVedcstinedfor,
and brought up to the most serious, the most
important concerns of life, wherein public
speaking is required, who labor underglaring
defeased imbecilitiesj)f expression ; Hence
so many drowsy; irksome ;:prea1ih1ets7awaifj'
senatoriaT cyphers, and such a number of. im
perfect pleaders : this parental blundef is much
making, or one hard of hearing to muslcr"
44 Supposing a rjerson qualified bynature,
let us see howlar art may be called rn The
complete -ra.4nuJhvea general and inti
mate knowledge of himself the worlds and
mankind ; a clear conception of the passions
and affections of those he is about to persuade ;
a perfect cquaintancelwith the various dis
tiqetions of virtue and vice : Heshould be
critically intimate with all the beauties and
blemishes of the ancient writers ; he sho uld
be an historian and logician ; possessing" a
correct iea orand taste for; the liberal arts ;
if a competent knowledge of the mechanical
ories is added, so much the better ; he should
possess a quick conception, and a retentive
memory j he-should be able to break through
with easei the cobwebs of sophistry, and above
all, enjoy that grand ingredient recommended
44 He should be master of all the arguments'
for and against his subject ; in short, t6.sum
up all with the great Iloman orator's own
words,. 44 he should be furnished with lonical
actotfntsvtit ilohiat lSaontLiaital:
' . : Vrw-i a tl';r
Mit. Editor, .
. I tend you the following Impromptu by a
gentleman in England, Alumnus of Harvard
University, and respectable for his talents and
character, a It arose, literally out of the cir
cumstances mentioned. It contains a moral
which the intelligent read will readily apply
to every sentiment, force i upon the public
mind by customer 'antiquity, and unsupport-.
ed by reason or,5crlpturp,whcther such scn-
timent relates to "church or state, to war or
peace. Soniecf the Wty present, devoted to
high church and touje Rational ecclesiastical
ettablishmenti,Viy'erca little indignant, anj"
thought the reader, who was educated a mod
crate dissenter, had evinced a want of rcveN
ence for, Mr onJijJrnt churclu- -
In a conversation vrith.' a few friends on
church gbvernment,'a clergyman who was of
the party said,4 No one was entitled to ad
minister the offices of the church, who had
not received Episcopal ordination ; for wher
ever the episcopal succession is preserved,
thetei only is a true Church.' 44 Nulla Kccle
siasine Kpiscopo." Tertolliahl "
Hie opinion of the gentleman being requir
ed, he replied, There is in.the history of one
of the Indian tribes in America arf anecdote
somewhat analogous, bJch'with permission
I will read: -Taking down. a book, he appar
ently read wh- follows
44 As the Sup was hastening to cool himself
in the placid water of. Lake Erie, Commem
oroonah, Sachem of the Tutcaroras, sat at
the" door of his wigwlm scouting his red
rustdcalpjngkmf. varobarrah, his faith
ful squaw-,: wasiprenafing nominee for the
supper of her lord ; whilst iheir 'sons were .
striving, who-with truest aim could direct the
tomahawk. ."' '; '
44 At this interesting"rnoment three envoys
approached, bearings talk from Alpequot, the
renowned Sachem of the Chippcwas ; which
they thus delivered. W . -
4 Brother, when the great Spirit created
Tobacco for the 6olace of red men, He de
livered to Animbobnah, Father of the Chip
pewas, a torch, which he had lighted at the
great day-star The Chippewas have not suf
fered this celestial spark to be extinguished ;
but fronrit have all our pipes been ignited
for ninety nine thousand five hundred and
fifty rnopns, This therefore, and thg only is
the true canonical fire ; all other is unholy
and damnable -. ( A belt of wampum.)
1 44 Brother.,! send to vou i a nortion of this
sacred j fire, preserved by uninterrupted sue-
cri .vtliat with it you may light your pipe,
anu cuiuscuic messing tnrougn your nation.
(A bejypVampum.)
44 A'ccept this, and the Chippewas and Tus-
caroras'will smoke together the calumet of
peace, so long as the Wabash shall pour its
silver waters into the dark torrent of the Ohio.
Reject it, and instantly shall the red war-
hatchet be dug from its repose ; and the
warriors or.iruicarora shall be given as a
feast to the sojJjof Animboonah. (A belt of
wampum.) ' '
V. Decide ! for Alpequot will suffer no pipe
to be smoked that is not lighted from the fire
unintemiptedhj derived from the great day
hair" ( Three belts of wampum.)
To this" courtly message Commemoroonah
returned this talk.
44 Brothers ! Chinquolinga, my grandfather,
whose girdle was always hung with the scalps
of Chippewas, received from William Prnn,
the white Sachem, an amulet, which enables
usito draw dre-immediately from the great
day-star. With this the Tuscaroras are ac
customed to light their pi pese (A belt of
wampum.) ; Z
Z Our. young- men are expert at the toma- -
hawk ; our squaws are ingenious at Toasting
prisoners ; and the arm of Commemoroonah
has not lost its vigour." (Three belts of wam
pum.) v
In the succeeding moon the scputs of Tus
carora gave notice of the approach of Alpe
quot. . Commenidroonah- dressed an ambus
cade. A: battle ,was fought ; and the bones
nf thp f!hiAiSiw!i nrkw lie hleachincr on the
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plains oi ;.iiusicingum
The principal beauty and basis, of the female
characteris modesty ?T mean that modest re
serveV that delicacy that retires from the pdbUc
eye, and is disconcerted evert arbeing admired.
'Tis Of itself so beautiful, as to be a charm to
hearts insensible of every other attraction ,
has conquered, when sffair face has been over;
looked. Though art and nature should consp"'
to render a woman lovely, still if she. wears the
apperaiice of boldness, it blots out every iraco
of besraty, and, like a cloud that shades wc -.u...
infftrnts th viewof all that is amiable
Ihed WClon iJigioyer ;he is i suerjdr. . : ,. T" ; "7 . , . !
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