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    ; . Vi i k 1 lu.;Yr the Muc iintiii .,
My o:l tc t:i:n ii,l Un "IT,
jCjjjj CTg-i-aarr-
mo tiik gimm vn i.imTr..
Yes, iocial friend, I love thee well,
In learned doctor' spite ;
1 love tby frgrnt misty spell,
1 krve thy culm delight.
What tho' they tell with pnim-i long,
Our j ears are tooncr pit ;
I would re-ply ith reaoni nrvn,
They're meeter, while tln-y last.
And uft, mild tube, to mc thou ait
A monitor, though still,
Thmi kpcak'tt lewon to my heart
Ucyohd the preacher' (.kill.
When in the lonely evening hour,
Attended but by thee ;
O'er hiitory'i varied page I pour,
Man' fate in thine I ice ;
A hilt hke thee the hero burns.
And iiiiokri and funiei around.
Ami tin n I ke thee to ahe turns,
And nunglet w ith the ground.
Thou'rt like tha worthy man that give s,
To (tooditew every day,
The fitinuiKc of whose virtue live
When ht- hat paisol away.
Oft w Inn my mow y column p-ow ,
And Ircaki and lade away,
I trace how mighty realtnt thu rue,
Then lumhU! to decay.
Front Hif)jr'i rag to monarch' mbes.
One common doom is caM ;
Sweet it (Hire's work, the mighty frlubc,
M ill all bum out at last.
Aiid what i he who amokes thec now,
A little moving heap.
That xn like thee t lut must bow ,
Like thee in ahc sleep.
And hc4i I we thy t nokc roll high,
Thy downward go,
Mi-think 'it thu my soul shall fly,
Thus leave my body low.
IWfTary VYxArftcta, &c.
Variety' the rry piee of l.fc,
That give it all it tUvor.
The fil!owiiii extract from a review of " The
jia," in the kit number 'f the N'orth-Anirr
ican Itev't-w, will doubt le be intere.tiiiif to
ur rriiicr. Some f the Lett stated there
in wrre new to in; and, we suspect arc not
generally known.
XV do nut propose to give a minute
Analysis ot a work, which has already
bee some mo-ths before the public,
at il has withal sufh ient notoriety to
h tr reached its third edition. We
have .. r'.R'tt to 'unif, th it our read
ers .ire fashionable rno'igh tr have
k-pt pace with their neighbors, and
;,ha!t 'herrfore tell n more of the sto
rs . than w find necessary lor our pur-p.-r.
The narrative turns on the fortunes
of Henry Wharton, a captain in the
royd army, (then under sir Henrv
Cli'it-i, wit'i head quarters at ,cu
York.) wh.j imprudently visits his la
th' b.milv at West Chester, (the
ne ir ! rrnand,) in disguise, and there
fai. 1H0 the hands ct an American
p. rtv under the command of
I):"3'oodir, his Sister's betrothed lov
er, .md hi own bosom friend. I Ir is
tried and condemned as it spy ; hut
s'.u ieeu 1 nuking his escape hy the
asif.tante of Harvey Hirch, the ped
lar, htmstlf a notorious Ilritisri spy,
;mv1 with the connivance of Washing
ton, wh., under the assumed charac
ter of Harper, had been an inmate at
the house of Wharton's father, at the
time of the stolen visit, and was firm
ly cot.vinced of the young man's inno
cent intentions.
Harvey birch, bv whose mysterious
agew y e verv important incident in the
took is more or lcs afTrctcd, though
a convicted spv r-f the enemy, ith
price set np-n his head, turns cut in
the req irl t 1 have been all along in se
cret th- c tiftdcnlial und trusty agent
of Wash'-iton.
This fir.tly ennccived character, on
ivb'.'-n the interest of the narrative
mail lv deptnds, is not wholly without
hiti rical f undation. It is a matter
c. ' rirty, that nr military com
m tridtr ever availed himself ot ajndi
ni" tvsNm ( f np'.otMge w ith mure
coii u mm ie addrrws, or greater nuv an
ta' t' 'i s cause, ihan (iem Wash
'r'on. The similaiitv rf the bell-gc
ts in . !i r ijtward appt -arancrs, -tnd
:ht:r commuritr of l.trgtuiy, furnish-
ATA"! tw
td totli parties vviiJigrcat faciiiiies for
mutual deception, liut the minute
Led knowledge of our commander in
chief, his extensive 'information in re
gard to the manners, habits, and occu
pations of the persons with whom he
had to deal, his own acute observation
and discriminating judgment, united to
an intimate acquaintance with the char
arters of individuals, gave him in this
respect peculiar advantages, whiJi he
never failed to improve. A fund, lib
eral, considering the parsimony and
extreme poverty of our governmental
that time, was furnished by Congress,
expressly to be employed in secret ser
vices of this nature, and Washington
was never sparing of his own purse
when occasion demanded additional
supplies. Hence he was enabled to
maintain great numbers of secret a
gents, who were often at work unsus
pected in the very heart of the British
army, transmuting regular and authen
tic intelligence of its most minute
operations; while his most confidential
ollicers were profoundly ignorant of
the means and sources of his informa
tion, -and frequently received them
selves that, on which, they were di
rected to rely, without knowing the
quarter whence it came. We do not
state this without authority. We have
it through a ih.inntl, which ought not
to be doubted, that, yt the time when
General He.ah w as 1c : t bv Washing
ton in command, he was directed to
make diily search in the ho'low of a
certain tree for despatches from the
enemy's c.itnp ; and the search was sel
dom fruitless, though the general pro
fessed liiiu.elf entirely unsuspicious of
the person or persons by whi m he was
thus supplied. Many similar tacts are
pp.bably k.iuAn to olln'ers now livii.g ;
1 although ethers, who stood l6 :
the servue, should not possess the
same kind ol mformat.on, this .s a;nfrva and ,,f j her Qlvmpns &c.
spc.ies ct negative evidence, hiclrhci h(. most ciinspicuou'a ofijrct on
cm weigh little tn the scale. Ihafhis, t)C oraror Rave an inU.r.
services ot this sort should have been h dcs.ripthn of these edifices,
,.c milieu uy person omnium, npu-
ted to be disaffected to the
cause, and even by those who lived
ostensibly in Uritish pay, is a thing
not only extremely probable in itself,
but likewise a fact capable of being cs-;
tablished by livinc testimony. In
deed wc have, within these few days,
held direct communication with a man
in tms city, w no, nrst sunereu
hn name to be stn ken oil the roils of ;
h.s regiment for desertion, entered in-
totne service 01 sir Henry Clinton, as
4 private, and sir Henry thought con
fidential agent, while he was, in truth,
.. sP) upon tne movements r mat o n-
.1 c .1. . ir
ccr, anu constantly conveyed an nis
valuable information to the comman
der of the American armies, in con-
formity with the undemanding that
subsisted between them ; and this w js
1 mm of sufficient respe.t.ibilitv to re-
.c.ta i..Ha... cu,u,..iSs.u , nn
services. It may well, however, be
a matter cf doubt, whether G nrral
W ashington himself ever submitted to
a personal disguise for the purpose of
obtaining this kind nf information, ei
ther directly or indirectly ; and, until
w; see undoubted evidence of the f.ut,(
-u..!i 1 .1 -i-L-.
nl V r "rny": , : -v nrisuccessfui ; but
wno:c- o, uasn.ngton 8",
gainst it. His stall n, h.s trust, tnan
11 1 v ii mjiie umni in. niKin 1 , .ire a; nisi
it. I he opinion of those most inti
mate with him, by t!u ir ihei -1 nl.i-
tions, is entirely against it. Nay, it
w is almost physically impossible, liis
rem irkahle suture ;md phvsi. gnnmv,
.... .vi.j 1 I VIIV uiii 1 1111'
n.tyol his whole demeanor, and. Dove
all, the notoriety of his person making,
detection almost certain, rendered him I
the most unfit of all men to practice
such a deception. We -re compelled j
to bel itvcf thrrcforc, that our author
has deviated from historical accuracy,
in a point where he should most srru
pulously have adh:rcd to it. When
such a personage as Washington is
made n move in thc scrnrj of fiction,
so recently too after his conspicuous
career, he should appear, if he would
appear safely only is his countrymen
hate known and must ever rim. m' cr
"IV nun li:i! a scrrrt p-isi frnm U .1 .li'.n.
ti r t lie iisr.l in rase cf t nu renr; .!Tf(! to r.'irrv his i!i iputi hc s r !'. ' in
sli.ijir rMl ?r like lmll t, that tliry .. . t lir
mtilowci!. it nrct'vttrs. Once, when i :, ;.l it
etl hy jur Hnin, as the bev.irr of a 1I1 .; ill Ii tn
ir f .t (".ill. ton in (in.vtj, he met n liotliri
!' n. c!irB-e.l it!i il. ;i'i!.t s ' t :...,. fn in
i r tin). I In x' he eoK'riveit l p't in'" lilt
o.i.s, ..inn. In 1,0 ,-:i.n lie hitim If
On-ti on lii tn ir Il tin, ami ntiioc -1" .it j
tarriiil t!ictot. Va!i',i.j-ii,n. hi-, ml h-,
vt.i the only time Itttr vart hii e:.n Henry
Mhile,' Hlthmiph In' oficn liu.l privMc in'o r
vii u ith him. !li-i it tn se (.em r:il a!t.
ii "tti tlie il:iv liel'uic he rsi-neil his jm side it-
(, tin- j,-iin ral, nut uiiiinniHiil ot fnrnuT
rvii . , t!;cn prtsent'il him v tth a huiniri.!
ti- -1 ir-
him, at the head of armies, or in the
dignity of state. Our imagination will
hardly consent to follow him through
the mere common courtesies, or gross
er familiarities of life ; and where our
author attempts so to represent him,
he undertakes a task, under which
greater and more practised abilities
would sink. In his own words, it was
rash it was unkind it was a sad, sad
mistake.' Reminding him, therefore,
of the old rule, 4 surnite mntrriam ff.y
fr.v, qui scrtl'iiis, (Cfjitum viribusf we
will proceed to business.
Extract of it letter from the .Yortk.
lk You have heard, I presume, of the
celebrated Professor I.vmiktt, Kdi
tor of the North-American Review,
the mobt prominent intellectual phe
nomenon of this emporium of litera
ture. " In versatility of tdent, and depth
of er.idition, he mnst far surpass any of his age in America, and, from
his industry and zeal in the cause of
religion and truth, bids lair to promote
their advancement in an eminent de
gree. A happy facility of expression,
and laudable ambition to disseminate
knowledge (added to the aptitude of
this community to attain it) afford him
also a wide field for its application.
" I heard him deliver, a few days
since, to a select audience, a disserta
tion on the ruins of Athens, with his
torical and architectural illustrations.
A subject, which his personal obser
vations while in Greece enabled him
to describe more accurately, and which
was elicited by the peculiar inteiest
excited at this moment with regard to
that classic land, as well as the circum
fcttnir if there Iteino' in thi n!.tr- u
beautiful panorama of Athens,
Th, nf tht. fr
. ,nJ lheir rcsr)Ca;Ve purposes; traced
the origin of the different institutions
to the prevailing feelings and princi
ples of the times in which they were
founded ; and delineated, with admir
ahle mnMcMt the reiativc Jta,jtics
and peculiarities of the v-trious orders
of lircci.m architecture, and marked
their accordance with the state ol lit-
crVurc atu, lhe arti at thc several eras
of lhe;r hist(jry funJ of knf
f j,, on ,,. as ()t) M 0.her su,,:,a, a.
peared inexhaustible.
rj (
It is on occasions of charitable dis
course, however, that his eloquence is
' -
mQst t((rClye . anj j hjvc nt.Ver heard
more impressive appeals to philanthro
py, nor more incontrovertible eviden
ce r,i ihr rlotice rf rhrtrirt- th m ic
ejJtmpiifiej by llim in scvtr.(1 rttfnt
.. without possessing' much na-
tural cIoqurncr h delivery ii per
spicuou, and forribl., and vou an
more impressed with 'In
mr.nlity of
his axioms than caput at'.-d bv the fer
vor or grace of his nuutu-r. So f;.r .is
supremacy in tloqutnc; ..rises from
a clear perception o! right and wrong,
and a rigid estim tior, rl virtue, he is
by r.o means possesses
that imju.ssiu.ed strain which can only
emanatc from mspiration and nature.
I he high consideratit n in which
this juvenile philosopher is held here,
spr .ks much for thc correct taste of
this portion of our country ; and the
simplicity and modesty of his mun
nirs, denote that the object of his ex-
r f innu i ti Ai crri tritKr (Kin tn
cxchc lauser.5,, .jjj
. t:l..rlcsv.n Courier.
imuiitMw mn
I am no idler of stories ; but there
ore lfl'nrintr to H.irlrirli Ht.vsc
of which I happen to know si.n e r.f
the particulars. I he late r.atl cf r.r.
eter had been divorced from Lis first
wife, a woman of fashion, snil of vmir-
what more t-aietv ol manners than
44 lords who love their ladies like."
He determined to seek .tit a second
wife in an humble sphere of life, and
that it should be one who, having no
knowledge of bis r.ti.k, shoi.ld Lvr
him for himself alone, l'or thin pur
pose, he went and settled incognito
fvmtier the name ot Mr. Jones) at
H- dnct, an obscure village in Shrop
shire. He made o ertures to one or two
damsels in ti e neighborhood, but they
were too knowing to be taken in by
him. His manners were not boorish,
his mode of life was retired, it was
odd how he got his livelihood, nd at
last he began to lie taken for a high
wavmnn. In this dilemma h turned
to Miss Hoggins, the eldest daughter
cf a small farmer at whute house he
lodged. Missllogginsumight seem,
had not been used to romp with the
clowns; there was something in the
manners of their quiet, but eccentric
guest, that she liked. As he found
that he had inspired her with that kind
of regard which he wished for, he
made honorable proposals to her. and
at thc end of some months, they were
married, without bis letting her know
who he was. They set off in a post
chaise from her father's house, and
travelled across the country. In this
manner, they arrived at Stamford, and
passed through thc town without stop-1
pine; till thev came to the entrance of'
Uurleigh Park, which is on die out-
side of it. The gates flew open, the
chaise entered, and drove down thc
long avenues of trees that lead tip to
thc trout of this fine old mansion.
As they drew nearer to it, and she
seemed a little surprised where they
were going, he said, 44 Well, my dear,
this is Burleigh House ; it is thc home
I have promised to bring you to, and
you are the CountCES of Exeter !" It
'19 said that the shock of this discove
ry was too much for this young crea
ture, and that she never recovered it.
It was a sensation worth dying for.
The world we live in was worth ma -
king, had it been only for this. Ye
1 housind and One Tales of the Ara
bian Night's Entertainment ! hide
your diminished heads ! I never wish
to have been a lord, but when I think
of this story.
Applause is more frcp'f titly acquired
by piofuseness, than bv charity ; that Is,
bv suflciin;' ourselves to be imposed on.
than bv bestowing our money on proper
objects : because those who over-reach
us, look upon their acquisitions as the flection, which are indispensable in ih.
just tcwjrdof their own supciir.r abilities. I acquisition of knowledge, is ohvin
and are therefore not unilli:. t ptib!i,!i j 'Very ne who has advanced in liiV.
them ; whereas. U.oe who leu-Uc our ;ilul assumed the cart s of a family, ar.i
I , "i,. - t, r ' , ' those which attend the pursuit ot hi
donations, led the weight ot obiijtion, . r
, , . . , . - ... siness, ither in the learned prof essicr ,
always implviiii; an mlciiotitv, winch!. , '.
,. , ' , i in commerce or the arts, or ir n r y tn
men nine care to remember, anu ess to
u' '"
Painters of human nature, like those of
human faces, are of two sorts; the one
rive us beautiful pictures, but without
the least resemblance of those who sit
for them ; the other draw stron;j likeness
es, but for the most part something ug
lier than the originals.
Advice is seldom well received, well
intended, or productive of any eood : it busband, a father, a relative and
is seldom well received, because it im-! frit'ni, '" J" innumerable namehs
plies a superiority of judgment ia the I 'nterruption, which break in, .n sp:
... . . , . , ol c vctv tlloit to avoid thtin, and v
i;iUT ; and it is seldom mtcm'cu lor anv i '
oilier end, than to show it
it is sc. i otn
of anv -.en ice to the Kiver. because it
more frequently makes him an enemy
thin a friend; and as srl Icin v the re
ceiver, because, if he is not wise enou,;!i
lo set properly without it, l.c wi l scarcely
be uise eno.H-h to liiMini-uisI, tln.l nl.irti
- -- - - - -
is trowel -
Men's 2eal fc-r religion is r.iurh of the
sutne kind as that which thev shew fjr a
football: whenever it ii rontrued fcr,
everyone is re.idy to entnrc their lives
and limbs in thc dispute ; but, when tint
it once at an ciid, ii i r.o mo:e thought
on, but -lecps in tibliwon, butie I in tub
bi'.h, which r.o one thinks it worth his
pains to take into, much less vt remote-
" flf joii r, Oyo'inf inai, iu thy jmtli; aid! l-'t
thy lij rt i hecr tlui: in the i thy youth,
..Hit wulk i:i the tajs f thine hi art, anil iu t!i-ji-ht
f thin- cjcj: hut Know thmi that fr n'l
these titi!:g i f t tiil hrin;; t'tee intn jmlpin. ni."
I'.tt iiusri i. V.
There are some who pretend
the season of youth is intended I r a
season of levitv; that it is only v. Inn nose oi age oegins in wnmn ins
locks, that man should begin n think
seriously of judgment atide ternitv be-
otul the crave. Uut ask anv man tf
Ictling and refiecthm, wlnv e h.t ks h ive
been touched by the withering h ind i f
tim?, if this be Ins opinion, and bt b re
be meditates upon the question, his
heart will spontaneously answer it. lie
will tell you, especially if his youth has
been mispent, that there is but one
thing more frightful to him than the
44 ghost ef his departed hours;" that
when he looks back upon toe pait, aiul
calculates thc precious time squander
ed in follv and dissipation, which might
have been employed to his own advan
tage, or that of his fcllow-mrn, and the
glorv of God, his soul is wrung with
anguish, and pierced through by the
keen arrow of self-reproach ; but when
he looks forward, and finds it not only
impossible to redeem his lost time, but
sees in the prospect before him, a world
unknown, and a fate uncertain, and iIul
uncertainty arising from his own past
. . 1 1
1 he readily perceives forbid him to hop
! for redemption then it is that he finds
there h one thing more frightful than
the 44 ghost of his departed hours," and
j that is, the gloomy aspect in which hk
j conscious forebodings pourtray ms lu
j tore existence,
It is evident, then, from the remors
ami borrow with which man looks buck
j upon time lost ; and thc fearful anxiety
' with which, w hen awakened from llu
j dreams of pleasure and indolence, L
j contemplates the future, that God in-
i tended him lor serious, useful and no
ble pursuits, worthy of an immortal
being, from the earliest dawn ot rca
son in his young mind, till its last ex
piring rays bhould glimmer on the vcrg:
of thc grave.
It follows that youth, so far from br
in;j intended as a season of levity, was
clearly designed as the season lor ac
quiring knowledge, as manhood is tht
i season for industry and enterprise, atrj
. old age for thc enjoyment of the fruit:
1 of all these in the shades of philosopl -
leal retirement. Piety to God u at
ways in teason, in every stag.' of ou:
existence : Hut thrice happy are they
who find themselves in nge, t.le'.t '.tith
case and competence which enable then
tn grace their names by deeds of char
icy lo man, as well as devotion to God ,
gilding the decline of life with tl.i
mild beams of Christian faith and .r
tue ; whose attractive lights shine eve'i
from the grave, and guide the youn,
pilgrim in the path to Heaven. Tha
youth is the season for study and re-
i t i i . . i. ' .
.tliamcal or laborious employment.
j Uut if it were net obvious, its truth 1.3
been demonstrated by the exprrier.;
I jf almost all who have attempted t:
Purc,,;t c,f studies, to w hich they h.t :
'" """'s m )m, aner aniv.r.
at manhood, and assuming" tin- pra i
c.d duties of life. The perplexities i
business, the calls of friendship nn
humanity, the rites of hospitality, th
duties of a citizen, as well as those
I i . . c ...i ' t..:
I fn! bid the visionary attempt to becon
imvi.i ii a iu:iu liii'i.iiiuti,
a perfect master of any art or sciri.t:
; Iter one has fairly enteted upi n '
starjc of practical life. We admit, t'
. i .t . i..... . .
: "',,T " 1 4I1C n-i'iseeuuar.i genius :
! f a Comet, in the weri !
to atoi ish and eonfotirtl the scho'.i
(vnlcat)iir the ordinarv ruihs t
j sr;(.,)(.c anij lo f4ir,f, J,, Klll
j f)f our nwn ,0untrv we have Lhc
two -uch eccentric orbs, whose
I have not only d.i.'!ed our eyes, I..'
reft.Ttet! their splendour upon the ,t;
cf nations. Those oils f-..v
descended from e i.r horizon; the
have sunk into that awfulrrgion wh '
impenetrable clouds firm a Urr ;
fur ever between earth and heuttn
tliey have gone to rt mingie their 'ica-.i
w ith the eternal fountain frrjn wlir; '
they sprung. even through :'
dark shades of the vale of death, trr
light shall Mill r'ue : And not only il
pi csent age, but ages to come, shall I.
low thc vestal flame of penius whic
w ill evrr ascend, in pure and unm "
gled lustre, from the tombs of Frav
Its and I-'clton! pp. aki-.MX f
i Fri.TON ! Where is the virtuous y t
! whose bosom does not born wither."
' l.f.icn at thc sound of ihcfe nam' i
w ;n t;ics not rciieit, mat in striving
, tmul tie the wisest of men, he w
; please God, as w ell ns promote his rv f
. honour and happiness, ard the bar' f
j in ss of m..nkind f 1 tr since our Cn ;
ttor has formed us for social ( istrnr-
and onr Saviour has r ur.mndcd us :
" ;( c;:r Jfier," he ii lhe best Chr:
tiin who docs the most good, i
evinces his "faith fa his Tffri(',"stre
t ing thc paths of piety w ith the choi'f
i 'lowers ot science, nnd sprinkling tl-
j with the fragrant odours of friend.-diif
I J.ospit.ility, charity and oencvoIeiKf.
Preserve) if you cn, thc esteem oft!
w'uc and good ; but more especially rL
I Consider what a deplorable
i of mind you must be in, when your cur
I ccjcntc rells pu, y u are a villain

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