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BliKADAl.lUNF.'.HI M.M?(:tl.
Strike up the pibrot h, till u hot the mountain,
Strike tip the pibroch, till echoes the fountain ;
fjuick draw jour brojuwordu, and on fop the
fray,
And hey fur the lull tnd the mountain of Mo
ray !
Strike up the pibroch, till hills of Kiiijrogan
Bij with the note of the ternhle Hopui!
. Strike up the pibroch, till mountain and corri
SUti wail fur the mm f the mountain of Mo.
ry ?
Wave vb:t!l each husli, each briir and braitiMe,
Shake iJtall each cairn with the tread of the
Wave shall osir banners all bloody and gory,
O'er the dead ton of the mountain of Moray !
Quake shall each ravine, each torrent and rivrrj
Bi iilt-di,Beulanii,and Ilrnloiiioiid shall quiver
BinitL4i, undaunted, ahall triumph in jfjory,
O'er the proud sons of the mountain of Moray !
Quick on hi foe iec the CivraruL it rushing,
,See from their bov-nis hft' torrent fiat gmliing'!
Vli:lc the corona.)) tchoe from mountain and
corri,
A ad iJh to the daughter of Moray ?
Variety' the v ry r.piee of life,
1 hat give it, all it Havor.
mo Tut nara avmirat iduv.
It is amusing tj observe how liule
tleanlioess and comfort tue Homans
enjoyed, with all their wealth and pow er
and ingenious luxury. Many things
with which our almshouses arc suppli
ed, were wanting in the imperial p ibi
ces of Home. To give one insunce
for many, forks were utterly w known
to them ; nor were thev used in En
root till llenrv IV. of France, some
where in the sixteenth century, dNc"-!
vered that thrv were. for certain mir- !
p.es,--(iuite as convenient as fmgecs. I
I e first fork used m ihristend. m, "n(l rt,lineM unguer 01
a great steel thing, one prorgof which ; words of no toue," they lisp or tul
woald make ten forks of these degen-! tivate h0mc delicate misprnnum iat'u n
era e days. is now. or was lately, m'0! one 'f the four-and-tenty letters,
the castle ol I'au. It is true enough !,,r ' a fcw well sdtcted syllables ,
tl at while wants of this kind would al-;T,rV atl.tcken's perseverance in
fret our comfort prodigiously, tht v P""':; up the smallest gram or chpfT of
miy not have been mucn felt by the tea-table iittlligence, yt tare not gree-j
Romans since, howetcr natural, as it!d.v in t,,c possession of it: you may
were, they have bee me by habit wnd !
constant itistom, they were origin dly
iacti tons. -..nu the power f accom
lU'.da.iog tc c'.rcu;r.:ur.ci, of assim-
ilation t' the th'n gs -b ut him, which
tx sts in man, in greater prrfioion
than in .my other ammal, soon makes
him tolerably easy, wherever and h w
ever he lives. Xotwiths:anding all
this, there is a dillVrence between na
tions ; between the Esquimaux In
dians and the l.ond. m cockneys, for in- j your horse tip with a s. rl c,n cr get a
stance, in point of comfort; and cer-1 will f' the w'epto light you, like a well
tain it must be, that m re of that mostied watchman, to your lodgiigs. is
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excellent anu desirable article ni.iv le
h.d. bv any one among us, than could
bave been enj veil by a Kom .n noble, !
who rode in a carriage without springs. I
or on a saddle wit' out stirrups, or din -
ed without kn ves and forks, er liv ed
in a room without a chimney, heated
bj h brasierof burning charcoal.
The w ant of cleanliness really ap
pears to have been quite monstrous,
and it is wholly inconceivable that a
nati'-n who exhibited s txquisite a
perception and enjoyment of beauty,
as is manifested both in their many
wotk of an, and in all of their poetry,
whiih speaks of, or alludes to natural
loveliness (d every kind, and much
ct this there ;hcj!d b? ? 'J- fti
tu e of all desire to be clean, as we
rnut believe them to have been, if we
suppose their writers to have told the
truth. It may seem that their con
stant and universal use of the bath ra
ther pmves the fact t.y be otherwise;
but the reason assigned by their writers
for this excellent custom is. that the
bath was necessary, as thrv very rare
ly changed their clothes. The Human
poets are full of anecdotes and allu
sions which place in a very strong
1 1 jl; I t the comrror notion in Home, re s
pei i 'g the nselessness of all instru
ment of tne hiorm kind.
IL race tlls of a s;d disaster which
befel a festive party in a magnificent
d'ning-rooin, owin? to the fall f a
canopy, which brufht down with it
the accumulated dust of age. Now
if in a splendid st te apartment d st batik of their own opinions, and t-vt
should be suffered quietly to repose inijou sprawling and bespattered, to get
su!tk;ent quantities U f.vtrwinrlai the
company fill every did, on no
p eater pro -oration than the L of a
canopy, it way safely lit: asserted that
anv people who would so iivc, must be
a ery dirty prnjile indf.nl. It may
also be mentioned among the cuiiosi
tits of Komun manners, tint the mas
ters and mistresses of the world were
utterly unacquainted with that article
of app.rcl, which in these days is apt
to be found in the pocket of every gen
tleman, and the indispensable of every
lady.
Extracts from an eswy " On Ta'kcn," published
in the (London) New .Monthly Magazine.
"1 he first and most common class of
taller is composed of common bab
l)kr8. There are several varieties of
these ; but the most disagreeable is the
long tongued babbler. One of ihem is
sufficient to set a whole village at war,
or disturb the peace or sac'rcdncss of
virtuous privacy. Kathcr than be si
lent, he will wound his-dearest friend,
with 1 tongue, which, like Laertes' foil,
poisons wherevcrit touches; . nd some
times even him who first used it.
From this sort of talkers yrvu learn the
origin Tf Miss done' finery md Miss
Jenkins' faux fas; the stite f Mr.
Tompk'm embarrassments h.c. 6cc
Or il you fear what the world thinks of
your own charaiter for virtue or f'dly,
yon may have your misgivings con
firmed to youren ire s.itislactton.
publishes a pi ruicious piecr of truth or
scand.il in the morning, and follows
the sound of his own rumour, its the
wither mutton follows bis own bril.
Ano.her Variety is the d--ll, or harm
less babbler. He talks in his turn and
out ol hi turn, in season and out of,
season, acd yet has nothing to sav. :
You ma) , perhaps, learn from hm th..t '
it rained yesterday ; and backed bv the !
'boldness of his lears, tu mav get,
some credit fur weather wisdom, it y u
doubt whether it will not rain to mor
row. He is Francis Moore's counter
part. The second diss are the sma'l talk
ers. These arc tea-table .'pnerd. ces.
a"(I sometimes hang by tne dtxa r
''cntl Idies' elbow s ; d are usually
" l,nm' puss-gentlewrn," all prcitincssj
hac their second-hand nothmgsat less
th.tn the cost and tnn ble. Their wit,
is an island in a vast sea of three month's ,
"' i .v11 m-v sl l'r round it, ai d by it,
and never m,ke it : or if you think you
descry it in the offing, you may t ick
for it and h' pe to drill to its shore ; but
when you eally see it under your Ix.w,
you may coast round it, and tast out
your grapple anchor to hold bv it ; out
yc-tt m"ght as n tie your nose r
; "'lkr K"" ,,u "'tic. lie rgm ui umr i
.minds need net be rnddrn under aj
tiusnri ; aone-piu oox would oc dome
" ample pace and verge enough for
I - 'e rne "good deed in a naughty
world," it might shine f..r ar.d side
therein, and yet n. t gild its confines,
Their rtv-st elegant prim moodis re
like a perfumer's shop, for they breathe
nothing butaimfj. " Miss A. has the
sweetest pug puppy from I'aris that is
in the world." And Mrs. B. a sw eet
Cat in her establishment." Their talk
only breathes honey, essence of Tre,
bloom of Ninon, violet washes md a;
thousand essences that are advrrtised1
in the newspapers. They "die of a1
rose in arcmatck" anguish, and are re- j
covered by lawnder water, and other
"soft ipplia-ces," fifty times an hour
in their u over-eXqui-i'e" moods.
would sooner sit at an opera with fne
Jews in the same box, oi be in a small
room with three 1'rtm hme n, than ta'k
with r ne of these.
The third arc those of the thjectiy
class. He your opinions what thev
mat , however undeniable, corn ct, fet
tled or well digested, they will thrw
them over ai d object to tlam. The
willfi' d flaws inch mond uitof the fust
w.iter, motes in the brightest ravof the
mind, and beams in the eyes of Truth.
I he fourth is the con rauictorv rlas.
Let your opinions to-day be to tl e let
terwhat theirs was yesterday, tn.d they
will it stantlv run . n opposition coach
agatnt yours, npse you rn the rrud
up as you can. When yoa have run
hem 10 a stand on one p )iot, and they
fud yo are fixed on agreeing with
them, and they cannot object to the
matter of your opinions, they have still
a resource left in objecting to your
manner of uttering them. You speak
unadvisedly and they censure you for
mediocrity, a bold plainness, and want
of spirit and imagination.
I'hc fifth class consists of talkers in
admirations. I heard one of these the
other day. His conversation, if such
it could be called, was all exclamation,
like a German drama; ancUwas made
up of a due jargon of G od Gods !
God-blcss-mcs! I s-b-possibles! Who'd
nave-thought-its ! You-astonish-mcs,
The sixth are the interrogative class.
Their talk is all questions. I should
t link their tongues were shaped like a
note of interrogation. I kn iw one of
this genus. You feci in conversing
with him as a catechised charity boy
does, when he is asked what his god
father promised to do for him. Talk
an hour dead with one this class, and
you will only hear from him such in
terrogatory affirmations as these follow
ing: "And so Jones is well i And
Johnson's married J" he.
The seventh iind most insufferable
class are the exclusive talkers. One
of these will undertake to talk for all
ihe compmy present. If you impa
tiently throw in but one little word, it
is like striking asprk into a barrel of
gunpowder a fresh explosion of words
spreads hubbub and confusion all
round it. Though he tells you every
thing you already know, you cannot tell
him any thing that he does not know.
If jou set out with an anecdote, he
snatches it out of your mouth, as a
covetous dog would a desired bone
from his pet boon companion and dear
est puppv friend, and tells it for you.
You object that yours was a different
version of the same story, and gently
persist in telling it your own way : he
knows the other version as well as you
do, and re-rslatcs it for you, but thinks
his own the best. If you persist, after
11, in telling it for yourself, he will in
sinuate to-m rrow that)ou are in your
anadotage, nd delare that you are
he worst teller if stoiies since the
days of Goldsmith. You could not
hav done a worse thii g than st.irt an
anecdote in his hearing, for that one is
sure of reminding him of a bu.idrtd
others; and the last one of tht first
cet tury of g' d things is so nearly re
lated to the first of the second centu
ry, that he cannot choose but relate it,
and you dare not choose but hear it.
If von commence a favorite quotation,
he t.ikes up the 6eiond lii.e, goes on
with it, and ends by quoting tw ice as
much rs yc u intended,
tif all talkers, these arc the worst.
Gallantry of the Gloucester i-lUUla.
On the 9th of August, 177J, the
British sloop of war I'alcon, captain
Lin7.ee, hove in sight r.f Gloucester,
Mass in quest of two schooners, Irom
the West Indies, bou-'d to Salem, one
of which he soon brought too, the oth
er taking advance -f a fail v. ii.d put
into Gloucester ; Linzif having nude
aptiztof the first, pursued the serord
into the harbor, bringing the prize
along with him. lie authored ;.nd
sent two barges with filtcen men iu
each, armed with muskets and sw ivels,
and attended by a whale boat, in wbirh
was a lieutenmt and six piitMes, with
orders to seize the other schoontr and
bring her under the Falcon's bow.
The militia and other inhabitants, in
d'gnant at this daring attempt, prepar
ed for a vigorous resistance ; T he
btrimen under the command of the
lieutenant, bo rdrd the schooner f t the
cabin window s, which provoked a smart
fire from the people on shore, by w hkh
three of the enemy were killed, inJ
tre lieutenant wounded in the thigh,
who thereupon returned :o the j-loop ol
war. Lin.ee then sent the other
srhooner and cutter he had to nttend
him, well armed, with orders to fire on
the "damn'd rebels" .whenever they
c uld see them, and that he would in
the mean while cannonade the town j
he immediately fired a broadside into
the thickest settlements, and looking
with diabolical pleasure to Me what
h.tvoc lis e nnon made- "iou1," said
1 e, " fJCTt1 bous, ne i7.V cim at the
t(..V I'mbntcrian Church. Will
i'jiir,- Im vc J't llnns, our shot were ctiJ
the house of GiJiiill fall hrfutr you."
N' t a u strt ck r wounded a single
irdiv idual, although they w ent through
the l ouses in almost every direction,
ft'ltd with women and childrt n. The
Mit.-ll pa ty n the waterside perfoim
ed ft ondtrs, for they socn made them-
wives masters of both the sciNocneH
the cutter, the two barges, the boat
and every nian in them. In the action,
which lasted several hours, the Amer-
i cans hud but one killed, and 2 wound
ed : of the British thirty-live were ta
ken prisoners and several wounded.
The next day the Falcon warped off
i with the loss of half her crew as well
as the loss of her prize, tender and
'boats.
SHERIDAN'S 1'ArSK.B.
A Scotch Clergyman bad visited
London and seen, among other tricks
of pulpit oratory, " Sheridan's Pauses"
exhibited. During his first sermon
after his return, he had taken occasion
at the termination of a very impassion-
! ed sentence, to stop all of a sudden,
and pause in "mute, unbreathing si
lence." The precentor, who had ta
ken advantage of his immemorial priv
ilege to sleep out the sermon, imagin
ing from the cessation of sound, that
i the discourse wa3 nctu dly brought to
a close-, started up, with agitation, and
in an audible voice read nut his usual.
"Remember in prayer. I lout, man!
exclaimed the good natured orator over
his head, placing at the same lime his
hand upon his shoulder, " Ilout, Jamie
jinan! what's the matter wi' ye the
, day? il ye no ken I line rae done
' yit ?-
-that s
only ane o bhendan o
pauses, man
i"
KNOV.LIdit.i:
Is certainly one of the means of
pleasure, as is lonfcvscd by the, natural
desire which every inid fciliol io
crcasing its iJcas. I;;no: aoc;- is mere
privation bv which nothing can be pro
duced : it is a vacrhy i; bicii the soul j
sits motionless Mid torpid for want of
attraction : tnd without Liowir.g why, 1
we always rejo:ce when wt: bain, ami
grieve when we lorget. 1 am there
fore inclined to com bide, that, if noth
ing contracts the natural consequence
of learning, wc grow more happy as
our minds take a wider range.
Knowledge will soon become folly
when good sense ceases to he. its guar
dian. It is for young men to gather knowl
edge, and lor old men to use it ; and
assure yourself, that no man gives a
fairer aici tint if his time than he that
makes it his daily study to make him
self better.
MEMOllY
Is the nurse f Genius. She fon
dle. Iiitn in infancy, feeds him from
her bosom, inspires him with courage.
tqu ps him with learning, brings the
past for his instruction, yields the fu
ture to his hopes, and as she encircles
his cradle with fi r. crs, strews wreaths
of immortality on his grave. The
most fearful pang of death, is the idea
of oblivion. If you shall have so lived
that people shall not mis cu when
ynu die, you will have lived to little
purpose. Usefulness is the test of vir
tue; and enlightened tijclulness em
balms reputation. (.hals. Ccuricr.
The wealthy and the noble, whtn
thrv expend large sums in decorating
thtir houses with the rare :ui;l costly
eff rts .f genius, with thr busts from
the chisel of a Canova, 3.l with car
toons from the pencil f a Kaphael.
arc to be commended ii they do not
stand still hcrey but go on to bestow
some n:nns and cost, that the master j
himself be not infeiior t ) the mansion,
anil that the owner be not the only
thinf that is little, amidst every thing
else that is great. The house may
draw- visitors, but it is the possessor
alone that cm detain them.
l)n. Donn The last sermon of this
unfortunate, but cuiity ni.:n. was preach
ed ut the Magdalen Chapel. Tt b. 2, 17" 7.
llis text waj remarkable. Dcutcrunmry
xxviii. 65, 56. " And among those ra
tions shalt thou find not ea'f, neither shall
the sole of thy foot have rest; hut the
Lord shall give thec a trembling heatt,
and failitijr of eyes, nnd sorrow r,f mind ;
and thy life shall hnn in t'rnht before
thee : and thou shalt (cm day md rir;ht,
and shall have none assurance of tin life."
In the selection of this, passage, he
miizbt have had reference to his personal
circumstances. He had just returned
from France, to which he had retired bout
sis months before, to void his creditors.
He was deeply involved in debt, and had
lost his character by oficrin a bribe to
the wife of ihe Lord Chancellor, to pro
cure for him ere lesiastical preferment.
On the 4th of February, (two days nftci
his sermon at the Magdalen,) he forged
bend in the name of his pupil, I-ord Che
terfield. for ,4C0C was tried ond con
sic ted on the 24: h of February, and wa
hung at Tyburn, June 27th fier " hi
nft had hwitt in d ubi brfirr him, and h
led urtd day and wA" according te
the text.
fcXTUACT.
It is no proof of love to God that
we do many things, and that too with
the willing consent of the mind,the per
formance of which is agreeable to his
law. If the same thing might be done
upon cither of two principles, then the
doing of it may only prove the exis
tence of one of these principles, while
the other has no presence or operation
in the mind whatever. I do not steal,
and the reason of it may be cither that
I love God, and so keep his command
ments, or it may be that I have honor
aide feelings, and would spurn at the
disgrace-fulness of such an action.
This is only one example, but the bare
statement of it serves for a thousand
more. It lets us in 'at once to the de
cisive fact, that there are many princi
ples of action applauded, and held in
reverence, and most useful to sOcietyj
at.d. withal urging us to the perform
ance of what, in the matter of it, is
agreeable to the law of God, which
may have a practical ascendancy over
a man w hose heart is alienated from
tlvi love of God. 1'ropo'ie the ques
tion to yourself, Would not I do this
good thing, or abstain from this evil
thing, though God had no will in the
matter? If you would, then put not
down what is altogether due to other
principles to the principle of love to
God, or a desire of pleasing him. The
principle upon which ynu have acted
may be respectable, and honorable, and
amiable. We are not disputing all this.
We are only saying, that it is not the
love of God ; and should we hear any
one of voti assert, that 1 have nothing to
reproach myself with, and that I give
c veiy body their own, and that I pos
sess a fair character in society, and
have done nothing to forfeit it, and
that I have my share of generosity and
honour, and tenderness, and civility,
our only reply is, that this may be ve
ty true. You mav have a very large
shnre of these, and of other estimable
principles, but along with the posse
sion of these many things, you may
lack one thing, and that one thing mar
be the love of God. An enlightened
disccrner of the heart may look into
you, and say, with our Saviour in the
text, " I know you that you have not
the love of God in you.
It is no test whatever of your love
to God, that you tolera;; him, when he
calls upon you. to do the things which
vour natural principles incline you to
do, and which you would have done
at any rate. But when he claims that
place in your affertions which you give
to many of the objects of the wc rid,
when he puts in for that share of your
heart which you give o wealth, or
pleasure, or reputation among men,
then is not G.d a weariness? and does
not the inner man feci impatience and
dislike at these grievous exactions? and
whet) the will of God thwarts the nat
ural current of your tastf s and enj y
r.uiits, is not God, at the momrnt of
urging that will, with all the natural
autiioiitv which bibings to him, a pos
itive offence to you i
How would you like the visit of a
man whose presence broke up some ar
rangement that you had set your heart
upon; cr marred the enjoyment ct
some favorite scheme that you were
going to put into execution? Would
not you hate the visit? and if it were
olttn repeated. if the disappointments
vou received from this cause were fre
cpiciit and perpetual, if you saw a sys
tematic design of thwarting you by
these galling and numerous interrup
tions, would not you also cordially hate
the visiter, aid give the most substan
tial evidence of your hatred, too, by
shunning him. or shutting him out?
Xow, is not God just f uch a visiter ?
O how many favorite schemes of cn- 1
pvment would the thought f him,
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to the inner chambers of the mind, put
to fiijht! How many fond calculations
be gtve op about the world, the love
of which is rpposite to the love nf the
Father. How many trifling amuse
ments behoved to be painfully surren
dered, if a sense ofGod's will sere to
tell upon the conscience with all the
energy that is due to it. How many
darling habits abandoned, if the whole
man were brought under the dominion ;
of this imperious visiter; how many
.flections torn away from the objects
on which they are now fastened, if his
presence were at all times attended to,
and he was regarded with that affection
which he at all times demands of us!
In all your deelinps be strictly honest
r(l nrvcr, Tor take f gain,lo an unwor
thy action
    

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