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I le Mi ni'. wtwIi-Yr the Muse tiii-)Hv,
My wl the tuinTiil str-mudmim... m m r.
rnuit thk us Muvnur unuii:.
THE HAUNCH OF VKSISON.
At Number One dwelt captain Drt'',
George Ilciiion dwelt st Number Two i
(The street we'll nut now mention)
The Utter stunn'd the King's flench bar,
the former, being lam'J in war,
Sung small upon pension.
Tom lilewit knew them both than he
None deeper in the m; stcry
t)f culinary knowledge ;
Trom Turtle soup to Stilton cheese,
Apt student, taking hi degrees ,
In Ma KundeU's College.
Benson to dine invited Tom :
Proud of till invitation from
A hurt who "spread" so nicely,
Tom answered, ere the ink as dry,
" Extremely happytome on Fri-
Day nexi, st six precisely."
Blewit, with optctat inn fraught,
Drove up kt six, ea h savoury thought
Utal turbot rich in :
But, ere he reached the winning post,
lie taw a Haunch of Venison roast
Do vn in the next dour kitchen.
Jley ! Zounds ! what this ' a haunch st Drew's '
1 iiust drup in I can't refuse ;
, I (i were do nright treason :
Tf t .1 Ned Mcnson's not .jnite staunch j
But the provocative a hauncli !
7,'iund ! its the fW this season !
M Vmison, thou'rt mine! I'll talk no more "
Then rapping thrice at Benson's door,
John, I'm in such a hurry 1
So tell vour waiter that my aunt
Is laulytir, quite a.dant,
I must be oir for Surry."
Now Tom at next door makes a din
"L Cnptain Drew at home ?" " Walk in"
Prt y, how d'ye do " "AVhat ! Illewit '"
-Xv 1 you've asked me many a day,
To dvop in, in a quiet way,
So now I'm come to do it."
" I am very glad you have," said Drew,
M I've nothing but an Irish stew"
Qii"th Tom (aside) "No matter,
'Twoii't do my stomach's up to that
Twdl lie by, till the lucid fat
Comet quivering on the platter."
"You ace your dinner, Tom," Drew cried,
No, but I don't though," Tom replied :
" I smok'd below,"" What Venison
A haunch"" Oh ! true, it is not mine ;
My neighbor has ome friends to dine : "
" Your neighbor ! u ho ' " George Benson."
" His chimney smoked i the scene to change,
I let him have n.y kitchen range,
hile his was newly polished :
The Venison you observed below,
Vent home just half an hour afro
1 guess it's now demolished."
"Tom, why that look of doubtful dread '
Coiiti , help our If to salt and hrrad ;
IVn'i sit with hands and knees up j
Uit dine, for once, off liioh stew,
And rt ad the Doif and Shadow' through,
Mh n next ux upen .Vvp."
Variety's the very spice of UtV, !
That kit es it all its flavor.
Ot.l F.NOI Mil.
Viil-Kff$ tr.wlalitn of Ike i'"L?a! S-m,
rnmtnnn version of the Kiblc was made
in tl . reign of James the Virst. 1 he earliest
L-vji -'i translation was WicklitV's. finished in
l.iol. Witkliff's tran!ation of the Prodigal
Son i r .nvdored an example nf the best En
ghdi j- le iif that time Wirkhfl 'a English, oh
kuhte asthv urtfingraphy is, is intelligible j and
tlrs s;.'-e,'iien si tus to illustrate the change pro
shield in our language in the two centuries
w hich elapsed between the reigns of Richard II.
and James I. of England. Vjf. Inlrt.
" A man twey sones ; and the ) on
ger of hem seidc io the fudir, " Fadir,
geve mc the portioun of ca:ci that fail
ith to nie ;" and he depattide to hem
the caul. And r. it aftir manyc dayes,
uhci.ur -Uc thirgis wcrcin gtdcrid to
gidir, the y itigere sone went forth in
4 pilgrimage into a fer cuntre, and
ther he tsaslide his goodis in Uvinge
lccherousH. And alter that he hadde
endit ille thing's a strong hungur was
made in that sr.r.trc, ;md he bigan to
haue r.ede. And he went and drough
him at oon of tin cvtesevnes of tht
cun're, and he sent him into hii toun,
to feed swjiu And he rouvitcde t.
fille hii wi mli nf the coddis that the
hoggis ccten .nd no man gaf him.
And he turredc gen into himsilf, and
saitU, k Mow m.myc lurid men in mv
fadir's had rltnty of loues, and I per
ish here thourou hunger ! I sthal risr
jy) t i.-.v la.i'.r aa,i I silui sc) c
to luni, i.nlir I hauc sjunt d into heunc
and bifore llii'f, and now 1 am not wor
thi to it tlrp'nl tin sone ; make me as
oon thin lurid men.' And he tose up
and came to his fadir j and whenne he
was yet aft e, his fadir sigh him, and
was ti idi by mersy, and he ran, and
fed on his iiccke.andk'midc him. And
the sone seide to him, ' Fadir, I haue
synned into heune and bifore tht e, and
now I am not worthi to be clepid thi
sour.' And the fadir seide to his se
ruantis, 4 Swithe bryiige ye forth the
first stole, ami clothe ye him and gyue
ye a ryng in his hond, and sthoon on
hise feet. And bfynge ye a fat calf
and sleygh ye, and etc we and make
we feeste ; for this my sone was deed,
and hath lytted agen, he perischide
and is founden.' And alle men bi
gunne to rat. Hut his elder sone was
in the field ; and whannc he cam, and
neichede ta the hous, he herd a sym-
fonye and a croutle. And he clcpide
oon of the struantis, and axide what
these th'ingis wercn. And he seidc to
him, ' thi brother is comcn, and thi fa-
thir slough a fatt calf, for he nssey-
uede him safe.' And he was wrooth,
and wolde not come yn ; therefor his
fathir gede out and bigan to preye him,
and seyde, 4 to so manye yeeris I.scruc
thee and I neuer br.k thi command
ment, and thou neuer gaue t6 mc a kide
that I with tnv frenuis schulde haue
etun. But aftir this thi sone that hath
deuoured his substance with hooris,
cam, thou has slayn to him a fat calf.'
And he seide to hiin, 4 sone thou art
cuermore with mc, and alle my ihingis
lie thine. But itbihofte to make feas-
te and to haue joye, for this thy broth
er was did and lyude aen, he ptris
chide and is lounduu.' "
M'itklilT's Testament, Bahcr's edition, p. 76.
rsflM the ar.iLows ru.u ibtillimk i.
AN IMIUKNT t)F TUP. UCYOIXTION.
lMutfd ty nil O'iI .Wtfrr.
"Joiiatiiau Hdey, irom Hartford,
Connecticut, was a sergeant in our re
giment. He had served under Gen.
Amherst in the old Trench war, and
was with the provincials at the taking
of Havana. It was said that he was
dissipated when young, and addicted
to many bad habits, but when I knew
him, he was of a reading turn, very
sedate and religious. This man w as
often selected for dangerous and trying
situations, and his uniform courage and
presence of mind ensured his success.
I have said he was of a readinc turn ;
every man in our regiment excepting
one could read and write, which is' tne ""t lormcd men I ever sw,
more than can be said of othrr British; shot directly through the body. He
regiments. lie was at length placed! died in great agonies, as the ground
on a recruiting station, and in a short was re up by his hands, and he had
period enlisted a great number of men. i lite rally bitten the dust. We disc-av-Among
his recruits was Frank Lilly, "d long traces of blood, but never
a loy about 16 yews of age, a weak knew the extent of the enemy's loss,
and puny lad, who would not, perhaps, Pnr Hiley took Lilly's death so nuuh
have passed muster, were we not great- tn heart that he never afterwards was
ly in wait of them The soldiers he nun he previously had been. He
made this boy the butt of their ridi- became indifferent and neglected his
cule, and in;m a sorry joke was uttrr- duty. There was something remark
ed at his expense. I hey told him to able in his death. He was tried for
swear his legs, in other words to qxt h',; hfc, and sentenced to be shot,
them insured. Yet there was some- During the trial and subsequently, he
thing about him interesting, and at'd'scovcrcd an indiiTcrence truly aston
times he discovered a spirit beyond 'ishing. On the day of his execution,
his years. To this boy, from somej'he fl;d cap was drawn over his eyes,
unknown cause, Hiley became greatly j and he was caused to kneel in front of
attached, and seemed to pity him from tnr whole army. Twelve men were
the bottom of his heart. Oiien on 'detailed for the purpose of executing
our long ami tatiguing marches, dyingi him, but as a pardon had been granted
almost horn want, harrassed incessant-'""known to Hiley, in consequence of
ly bv the em my, has Hiley carried thesis age and services, they had no car
boy's knapsack for miles, and many a j triges. The word ready" was given,
crust for the poor wretch was saved
from his scanty allowance. But Frank
Lilly's resolution was once the cause
of saving a whole detachment. The
American army was encamped at T.liz
abelhtown. The soldiers staticbed
about 4 miles from the main body, near
the bay that separates the continent
from Suten Island, forming an advance
picquct guard, were chosen from a
southern regiment, and were continu
ally deserting. It was a post of some
danger, as the young ambitious British
officers, cr cxperienctd sergeants, of
ten headed parties that approached the
shore in silence during the night and
attacked Mir outposts. Once they
succeeded in surprising and capturing
an officer and twenty nun, without the
loss f f a man on their part. General
Washington determined to relieve the
force mar the bay, and our regiment
was the one fr( m which the st lection
was nude. The arrangement of our
guard, as near as I can recollect, was
us follows : A body of 250 mm were
stationed a short distance inland. In
advameof thesr were st veral outposts
consisting of an officer and thirty mm
each. The srntintli were so near as
to meet in iln-ir rounds, and were re
lieved every two hours. It chanced
one dark and windy night, that Lilly
and myself, were sentinels on ad joining
pjsts. All the sentinels were direct
ed to fire on the least alarm, and re
treat to the guard, where we were to
make the best delence we could, until
supported by the detachment in our
rear. In front oi me there was a
strip r.f wood?, and the bay was so
that I could hear the dashing of the
waves. It was near midnight and oc
casionally a (.tar to be seen through the
Hying clouds. 1 he hours passed heav
ily and cheerlessly away. In a pause
of the stcrm, as the wind died sudden
ly away, and was heard only moaning at
a distance, I was startled by an unusual
noise in the woods before me. Again
I 'rtened attentively, and imagined
that I heard the heavy tread of a body
of men, and the rattling of cartridge
boxes. As I met Lilly I informed
him of mv suspicion. All had been
quiet in the rounds, hut he would keep
good watch, and fire on the least alarm.
We separated, and I had marched but
a few rods, when I heard the follow
ing conversation, 44 stand." The an
swer was from a speaker rapidly ap
proaching, and in a low constrained
voice. 4 Stand yourself and you shall
net be injured. If you fire you are a
dead man. If you remain where you
are you shall not be harmed. If you
move I will run you through."
Scarcely had he spoken, when I saw
the flash and heard the report of Lilly's
gun. I saw a black rmss rapidly ad
vancing, at which I fired, and with all
the sentinels retreated to the guary,
consisting of thirty men, commanded
by an ensicrn. An old barn had served
them for a guard house, and they bare
ly had time to turh cut, and parade in
the road as the LJritish were getting
over a fence within six rods of us, to
the number of eighty as was supposed
We fired upon them and retreated in
good order towards the detachment in
the rear. The enemy disappointed of
their expected prey, pushed us nard,
out we were soon reinforced, and lh;y
in their turn were compelled to retreat,
and we followed thtm at their heels td
We found, the next morning, that
poor Frauk Lilly, after discharging his
musket, was followed so close by the
enemy that he was unable to get over
a fence, and he was run through by a
bayonet. It was apparent, however,
that there had been a violent struggle.
But in front of his post there was a
British non-commissioned GlTiccr, one
ami the cocking ot tne guns could be
distinctly heard. At the word 44 fire,"
Hiley ft 11 dead upon his face, when not
a gun had been discharged.
It was said that Frank Lilly was the
fruit of one of lliley's old love ail'airs
with a beautiful and unfortunate girl.
There was- a sad story "concerning her
fate, but I am old now and have for
T!ic follow ing anrrdntc is related by a Lie triv.
cller in Cornwall, F.rg."
Sir About three years ago, two
young farmers came to me, and, after
thtir accustomed obeisance, the fol
low ing dialogue took place betwixt us:
Farmer Your Heven nce,zir, when
woul it be convenient for you to cum
and berry feyther i
Purser Convenient to bury your
father ! When did he die, thin !
Formr -Why, zir, hbout dree
htrson Dead three months finer,
and I not know it ; &nd not yet buried
how is this ?
iVirw;rr Why, zir, we hr.d'nt time,
ycu may depend.
Parson Vhat, hud no time to bury
your father I
Farmer No, zir, 'twere harvest
time, and wee were busy, and hosses
Parson How did you keep him
. FarmerWhy. zir, I do hope vou'll
not be angry, but when fey ther died,
mother put on a white shirt and set'en j
up in chimmcr, and mother put a
krjub of salt in his mouth, and a knuh
or two in his eyes, and he kept very
well, for fey ther wasamain spare man.
So Maistcr Trewcrn, our taylor, corn
ed in t'other day, and he zays, 4k Well,
how's the master then "Oh, said
mother, heTs up in chimmer," so Mais
tern Trewcrn went up in chimmcr,
and went up close to feyther, he zeed
'en dead, in his white shirt, and the
knub of salt in his mouth and eyes
he were fritened and he geed d a jump
back, and hitched his foot in a hole in
the planching,f which drowed'en down
and broke his arm, and so mother said
she woul'dn't keep feyther any longer,
and sent Will and I over to know
when woul be convenient for you to
cum, and berry feyther.
LAWS OF THE EGYPTIAN'S,
As the barbarous custom of impris
oning a debtor still continues Under
the national and state governments, to
I Is a tr ir I'lLKMfvsi if titffVi ntifl Vi ti
,-.,.t., .i:,.:.,t :i..:
illllMY lllt,lLl.u muill diiiiiiuuihicivni
t , , u i-
I send you the following extract from
,Va O III. n.tl. O.l c.rl'mn r.fi.1 lul
book, of Diodorus Siculus, in which
he gives an account of. some ol the
civil laws of ancient Egypt :
at 1 . t .1
creditor can take tne property
of his debtors, to pay h.msed ; but he j lhat .lUriUltc which as w;th a gloryt
can never wrest their bodies on ac- , cncirdcs a!l the rest Thev pcrpctu.
count of a debt. It .3 believed that i al)v trv m ,J0, ho jonl God
the froprrty belongs to the tmhvu'uaLs of nos'l an(1 it ;s 0)serval,le, that the
who have inherited or acquired it, but A u whkh adore him for hh holi
that the men belong to the nation, which j , are the ministcrs ol his jU5tice.
should alone have the disposition of j Tho8e mre inteiigeac prrceive.no
them for the purpose of war or peace, j doubtf ,hat ,h;, imjon of allribtlt
It does not appear just that a soldier, consl;tut;s ,bc divinc perfeCtion.
for example, -who exposes his body to j Th3s Mtvy ,,,ed Lcing "trTen.
:hc blows cf the enemy, should, be- ; to whom .,nd archang.St and
sia.es, be subjected to the pursuit of a u ,he hostJ (;f heavrn arc cont;nualy
credi:oi , and that the ayar.ee of a sin- j as,rib;ng holiness, has commanded u
r.le citizen should prevail over the pub-! Q bc ho To be ho,y because God
lie gooc. . j is holy, is both an argument :md a
Let us imitate the wise and humane j command. An argument founded on
law givers of g)pt ' g,vt tne credi- the perfections of God, and a corn
tor the property, but protect the per- j mand to imitate him. This command
son ot the debtor ir-'m nis wram.
This will be done m a lew years.
The signs of the times prognosticate
that glorious event Psitu" Putrht.
The good make a better bar,aln
rmd the bad a worse, than is usual'.' V
SMppostd ; for the rewards of the one,
and the punishments of the other, not
unfrcrpjcntly being on this side of the
grave ; for vice has more martyrs than
virtue ; and it often happens that men
suffer more to be lost, than to be sa
ved. Bt admitting that the vicious
may happen to escape those tortures
of the body, which are so commonly
the wages of excess, and of that sin ;
yet in that calm and constant sunshine
of the soul which illuminates the breast
of the good man, vice can have no com
petition with virtue. 44 Our thoughts,"
says an eloquent divine, 44 like the wa
ters of the sea, when exhaled towards
heaven, will lose all their bitterness
and saltness, and sweeten into an amia
ble humanity, until they descend in
gentle showers of love and kindt.ess
upon our fellow-men."
A more sublime motive cannot be
assigned why wc should be holy than
because 44 the Lord our God is holy."
Men of the world have no objection
to the terms virtue, morality, integrity,
rectitude, but they associate something
overacted, not to say hypocritical, with
the term holiness, and neither use it in
a good sense when applied to others,
nor would wish to have it applied to
themselves, but make it over, with a
Tr tie suspicion, and not a little deri
sion, to puritants and enthusiasts.
This suspected epithet however is
surely rescued from every injurious
association, if we consider it the cho
sen attribute of the Most High. We
do not presume to apply the terms vir
tue, probity, morality, to God, but we
ascribe holiness to him because he first
tscribed it to himself, as the aggregate
and consummationof allhis perfections.
Shall so imperfect a being a a Man,
then, ridicule the application of this
term to others, or be ashamed of it
himself? There is acause indeed which
should make him ashamed of the ap
propriation, that of not deserving it.
This comprehensive appellation in
cludes all the christian graces, all the
virtues in their just proportion, order,
and harmony ; in all their beings, rela
tions, and dependencies. And as in
God, glory and holiness are united, so
the Apostles combine 44 sanctiiication
and honour" as the glory of Man.
Traces more or less of the holiness
of God may be found in his works, to
those who view them with the eye ol
faith: They arc more plainly visible
in his Providences ; but it is in his
word that we must chiefly look for the
manifestation of his holiness. He is
every where described as perfectly ho
ly in himself, as a model to be imita
ted, by his creatures, and, though with
an interval immeasurable, a3 i mi table?
font Anrirnm A
is inseparably connected with the doc
trine of sanctification. As n admi
rable writer has observed, 41 if the blood
of Christ reconcile us to the justice of
God, the spirit of Christ is to recon
cile us to the holiness of God." When
we are told therefore that Christ is
made unto us "righteousness," we are
in the same place taught that he is
made Unto us sanctification ; that is, he
isboth justificrand sanctifier
. shall we deceive ourselves by resting
I on his sacrifice, while wc negtcct to
imitate his example.
I he glorious Spirits which surround
the throne of God are not represented
as singing hallelujahs to his oninipo-
,., ... , i.;. mrr.. i,t
S riven to creatures, lalien inucecl.
but to whom God graciously promise!
Mrength for imitation. If in God ho
liness implies an aggregate of perfec
tion!; in man, even in his low degree,
it is an incorporation of the christian
The holiness of God indeed is con
fined bv no limitation ; ours is bound-
I ed finite, imperfect. Yet let us bc
euiMous to extenuour little sphere.
Lei C',r desires he large, though our
are contracted. I-et our
aims be i.o'jv, though our attainments
are low. L1 us e solicitous that no
day pass without some augmentation
of 'our holiness, sm." added height in
our .Tspirations, some w.'der expansion
in the compass of our v irtues'. Let us
ftrive every day for some sup priority
to the preceding day, something lnat
shall distinctly mark the passing scene'
w ith progress ; something that shall in
spire an humble hope that we arc ra
ther less unfit for heaven to-day, than
we were yesterday. The celebrated
artist who has recorded that he passed
no day without drawing a line, drew
it not for repetition but for progress ;
not to produce a given number of
strokes, but to forward his wotk, to
complete his design. The Christian,
like the painter, docs not draw his
lines at random, he has a model to im
itate, as w ell as an outline to fill. Ev
ery touch conforms him more and more
to the great original. He whs has
transfused most of the life of God in
to his soul, has copied it most success
fully. HANNAH :tORr.
It is a companion which no misfor
tune can depress, no crime can destroy,
no enemy alienate, no despotism en
slave : at home a friend, abroad an in
troduction, in solitude a solace, in so
ciety an ornament. It chastens vice ;
it guides virtue ; it gives, at once, grace
and government to genius. Without
it, what is man ? A splendid slave, a
reasoning savage ! vacillating between
the dignity of an intelligence derived
from God, and the degradation of pas
sion, participated with brutes !
In this world there is much Tssntussss where
there is no mi fortune ; and much COUKACE
where there is NO danger