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Fourth ft'untber 1 ,lfrc' Aui'uhhJ .MdoiUet.
The above number of Ui'n ititcrvstiny work
Will be published, we believe, in the course 'if
the ensuing week. In the mean time, having
been favored with a sight of the proof-sheets,
Ve cannot deny ourselves the pleasure of pre
tenting the public hh one or two of the songs,
although eoiisrioiii that they arc robbed of half
lluir beauty by being thus divorced from the
music, which Mr. Moore, aa in every other rase,
has to happily "married to immortal verse."
The Airs contained in the fourth No. are two
Venetian, two Neapolitan, One Swedish, one
Sicilian, one Savoj aril, one German, one French,
one Italian, one Highland, and one Muhratta.
The following playful aong ia the first in Uie
Come listen to my story, while
Your needle'. you ply
At what I sing some maida w ill smile,
While tome, perhaps, may sigh.
Too' Love's the theme, and W isdom llanics
Such florid sonps as ours,
Vet Truth, sometimes, Lite Eastern dames,
Can apeak her thoughts by flower.
Then lijten, Maida, come listen white
Your needle's task you ply,
At what I sing, there's some may smile,
While some, perhaps, will sigh.
, Young Cms bent on catching Fxjves,
Such ntta had learn'd to fi-ame,
That none in all our vales and groves,
EVr caught so much small game.
While gentle Set, Km giv'n to roam,
When dot's nets were taking
These flights of bird, A still at home
One small, neat love cage making.
Come listen, Maids, lie.
Such Caoa hwgVd at SriuV task,
But mark how things went on.
These light-caught Loves ere you could ask
Thfir name and age were gone.
So weak poor Ciot'a nets were wove,
1 1 at tho' she charm'd into them
Ht game ech hour, the joungest Love
Wis able to break through them.
Come listen, Maids, lie,
Meanwhile, young Sbe, whose cage was
Of bars, too strong to sever
One Loc, with gulden pinions caught,
Aik3 caged him there forever i
Instructing thereby all coquettes,
Whate'cr their looks or ages,
That tho "tia pleasant weaving nets,
lis w iser to make cages.
Thin, Maidens, thus do I beguile
1 he tajk your fingers ply j
May all who hear, like Srm smile ;
Ah 1 not Ike Cua sigh !
The following word arc adapted to a des
pm ding Neapolitan Air :
Where shall we bury our shame '
Where in what desolate place,
Hide the Lit a reck of a na.r.e,
Urttken and kluii'J by digrce I
Dcaiti fiaiy dissever the chuii,
tppressmn will ccave hen we're gone j
But the ditlonur, flic stain,
fJle as wt may, w ill live on !
V'as it frr this w e sent cut
Liberty's cry frotn our shore
Waa it for this that hi r shout
ThriO'd to the world's ve ry core '
Thua to Live cowards and slate
(li ! free hearts that lie dead,
Co ywi not e'en in your graves
ftltuddcr at o'er you wc tread ?
How much is wealth thought of and
dedied bv the frenerality of mankind ;
and what i it f Can it insure happiness ?
Can it keep off pain ? fan it remove
anxiety t Art the richest always the
happiest ? Have they no thorn in their
pnlow f Are they strangers tvaoiit-iiuJc
Have they ti wants? How often do
anxiety and care, ambition and envy, arise
in proportion to the abundance of wealth
men possess f What snare has it often
proved f H.w many on their death beds
may truly say " This wealth has killed
ne ; had I possessed less, I should not
have fallen a victim to intemperance. I
should not hive been s exposed to the
world, llut here, alas, I am ruined and
Undone, by the tery blessing which should
have rendered me more thankful to God,
and useful 10 ray fellow creatures."
An industrious and virtuous education
or children is a far better inhetitance for
them than a large estate. To what pur
is it, said 1' rotes, to heap up great
e . id !ive no concent what man
nr ol hein ymi Icaro them to.
I tl ...... l S.'V
Variety's the very apice of life,
'1 hiit gives it all its ilavor. ,
IMEUKSTINt; stohy;
sihi:ti,i iu)h "-rua riofcmn,"
Kli..ibrth and honisu proceeded 3
long the margin of the precipice, catch
injj occaaional giitnpsc of the placid
Otsego, or pausing to listen to the rat
tling of wheels and the sound of ham
mrrsthat ros: from the valley, to min
gle the signs of men with the scenes
of nature, when Elizabeth suddenly1
started, and exclaimed j
44 Listen ! there are the cries of a child j
on this muuntuio ! Is there a clearing '
near us? Or can some little one have
strayed from its parents ?'
44 Such things frequently happen,"
returned Louisa. "Let us follow the
sounds ( it iimy be a wanderer starving
on the hill.'
Urged by this consideration, the fe
males pursued the low, mournfulsounds
that proceeded from the forest, with
quick and impatient atvps. More than
once the ardent Elizabeth was on the
point of announcing that t.he saw the
sufFerer, when Louisa caught her by
the arm, and, pointing behind them,
44 Look at the dog !"
Brave had been their companion
from the time the voice of his young
mistress lured him from his kennel to
the present moment. His advanced
age had long before deprived him of
his activity ; when his companions
stopped to view the scenery, or to add
to their bouquets, the mastiff would I.iy
his huge frame on the ground, and a
wait their movements, with his eyes
closed, and a l'mlesmess in his air that
ill accorded with the character of a
protector. But when, aroused by this
cry from Louisa, Miss Temple turned,
she saw the dog with his eyes keenly
set on some distant r.bjcct, his head
bent near the ground, and hi- hair ac
tually rising on his body, either through
fright or anger. It was probably the
latter, for he was growling in alow key,
and occasionally shewing his teeth, in
a manner that would have terrified his
mistress, had she not so well known
his good qualities.
44 Urave !" she said, 44 be quiet Crave !
what do you see, fellow J"
At the 'und of her voice, the rage
of the mastiff, instead of being at all di
minished, was very sensibly increased.
He stalked in front of the ladies, and sea
ted himself at the fet t of his mistress,
grow ling louder than before, and occa
sionally giving vent to his ire by a short
surly barking. '
44 What does he see said Elizabeth,
44 there must be some animal in sight."
Hearing no answer frcm her com
panion ; M iss Temple turned her head,
and beheld Louisa standing w ith her
face whitened to the color of death, and
her finger pointing upwards, with a sort
of flickering, convulsed motion. The
quick eye cf Elizabeth glanted in the
direction indicated by her friend, win re
she saw the fierce frown and glaring
eyes of a female panther, fixed on tht ni
in horrid m dignity, and threatening
instant destruction. '
14 Let us fly !" exclaimed Elizabeth.
gTuping the arms of Louisa, whose
form yielded like melting snow, and
sunk lifeless to the earth. j
There w as not a single feeling in the !
temperament of Elizabeth 'lemple,1
that could prompt her to desert a com
panion in such an rxtremit) ; and she
fell on her knees, by the side of the
inanimate Louis 1, tcarifg from the
person of her friend, with an instinc
tive readiness, such parts of her dress
as might obstruct her respiratirn, and
encouraging their only safi guard, the
dog, at the same time, by the sound of
her voice.
44 Courage, Brave," she cried, her ow n
tones beginning to trrmble, 14 courage,
courage, good Brave.".
A quarter grown cub, tnui Imu liiui
erto been unseen, now appe nred, drcp.
ping from the branches of a sapling
th.t grew ur.Jtr the &h;de of the beech
which held its dam. This innocent
but vicious creature approached near
to the drg, imitating the actions :ind
sound of its parent, but exhibiting a
strange mixture of the playfulness f
a kitten, with the ferocity of its tare.
Standing on its hind legs, it would rciid
the hark r(T a tree with its fore paws,
and play all the antics of a cat, f r a
moment, and then, by lashing itself with
its tail, growling and scratching tl'e
earth, it would attempt the manifesta
tions of anger that rendered its parent
so terrific. '
AH thU time Brave stood firm ?nd
undaunted, hit thwrt ttil erect, his bo
dy drawn backwatd oa hi haunches,1
and his eyes following the movements
of both dam and cut). At every gam
bol played by the latter, it approached
nigher to the dog, the growling of the
three becoming more horrid at each
moment until the younger beast, over
leaping its intended bound, fell direct
ly before the mastiff. There was a mo
ment of fearful cries and struggles, but
they ended almost as soon as commen
ced, by the cub appearing in the air,
hurled from the jjws oi Brave with, a
violence that sent it against a tree so
forcibly as to render it completely
Elizabeth witnessed the short strug
gle, and her blood was warming with
the triumph of the dog, when she saw
the form of the old panther in the air,
springing twenty feet from the branch
of the beech to the back of the mastiff.
No words of ours can describe the fu
ry of the conflict that followed. It
was a confused struggle on the dried
leaves, accompanied by loud and terri
ble cries, barks and growls. Miss
Temple continued on her knees, bend
ing over the form of Louisa, her eyes
fixed on the animals, with an interest so
horrid, and yet so intense, that she al
most forgot her own stake in the result.
S rapid and vigorous were the bound:
of the inhabitant of the forest, that its
active frame seemed constantly in the
air, while the dog nobly faced his foe
at each successive leap. When the
panther lighted on the shoulders of the
mastiff, which was its constant aim, old
Brave, though torn with her talons, and
stained with his own blood, that alrea
dy flow ed from a dozen wounds, would
shake off his furious foe like a feather,
and rearing on his hind legs rush to
the fray again, with his jaw s distended,
and a dauntless eye. But age, and his
pampered life, greatly disqualified the
noble mastiff for suih a struggle. In
every thing but courage, he was only
the vestige of what he had once been.
A higher bound than ever raised the
wary and furious beast far beyond the
dog, who was making a desperate but
fruitless dash at her, from which she
alighted in a favorable position on the
back of her aged foe. Tor a single
mcment only, could the panther remain
there, the great strength of the dog re
turning with a convulsive tffort. But
Elizabeth saw, as Brave fastened his
teeth in the side of his enemy, that the
collar of brass around his neck, which
had been glittering through the fray,
w as of the cdor of blood, and direct
ly that his ftame was sinking to the
f.irlK U'hrrr it anon Inv nrnctiMt nnrl
helpless. Several mighty efforts of thf
wild cat to extricate herself from thel
jaw s of the dog followed, but they w ere
fruitless, until the mastiff turned on his
back, his lips collapsed, at d his teeth
loosened, when the short convulsions
and stillness that succeeded announced
the J ath of poor Brave.
Elizabeth now lav w holly at the mer
cy of the bcssi. There is said to be
something in th- front of the image of
the Maker, (hat daunts the hcirts of
the inftrior beings of his creation ; and
it would seem that some such power in
the present instance suspended the
threatened blow. Theeyesof themon
ster and the kneelii g maiden met, for
an instant, when the former stooped t
examine her fallen foe, next to scent
her luckless cub. From the litter ex
amination, it turned, however, with its
eyes apparently emitting flakes of fire,
its tail lashing its sides furiously, and
its cl.tws projecting for inches from i:s
broad feet.
Miss Temple did not or could not
move. Her hnds were cla?ped in the
attitu-tc of pravcr, but her eyes were
still drawn to her terrible enemy; her
cheeks were blanched to the whiteness
of marble, and her lips were slightly
separated with horror. The mcment
scenud now to have arrived for the fa
tal termination, and the benu'iful figure
of .Elizabeth was liowing meekly to
the stroke, when, a rustiing of leaves
from behind stemtd rather to mock the
organs, than to meet the ears.
44 Hist! hist!" said a low voice,
,4 stoop lower, girl, vour bonnet hides
the creature's head.'
it was rather the yielding of nature,
than a compliance with this unexpec
ted order, that caused the head of our
heroine to sink on' her bosom ; when
she heard the report of the rifle, the
whizzing of the bullet, and the crra
gcd cries of the beast, who was rolling
over on the earth, biting its own flesh,
and tearing the twigs and branches
within its teach. At the next instant
the form of Leather Stockings (an old
hunter and inhabitant of the roillorg
before the settlement was formed, and
in fact the Pioneer) rushed by her, and j
he called aloud ,
44 Conic in, Hector, cornc in, you old
fool ; 'tis a hard-lived animal, and may
jump again." '
Ntty maintained lus position'' in
front of the maidens most fearlessly,
notwithstanding the violent bounds and
threatening aspect of the wounded pan
ther, which g.ive several indications of
returning strength and ferocity, until
the rifle was again loaded, when he
stepped up to the enraged animal, and
placing the muzsde close to its head,
every spark of life was extinguished
by the discharge.1'
In Fiance, where every thing is the
source of sentiment, there was published
a few years 6ince,-a work in two volumes,
ornamented with neat engravings, and en
titled " 1istoire de Ciutm Celebresi"-
The History of illustrious Hogs.. We
need not the authority of Gay't I'ablrt, to
support the acknowledged truth of the
faithful virtues of the canine race. A
dog is never wicked, unless he be mad ;
an excuse which it w ould be well for man
kind, if they could allege it in behalf of
their baseness .ind their crimes. The
Dog r Almtargis, equalled in penetration,
ti. acutest judge and tearing with his
bloody teeth the murderer of his master,
wanted nothing but the human shape to
illustrate the power of virtue, and the ab
horrence of crime. Instances of the mar
vellous sagacity of dogs, are of frequent
and daily occurrence ; nor will it soon be
ftsrgotten, the mournful attitude, and
moaning lamentation of these faithful ser
vants of the late destitute Eschatissc, who
having in their friendship to him while
living, survived all of huni;m nature, mar
shalled themselves like pull beams, on
either side of the corpse, and watched
over the spiritless body of their deceased
master. We boait very much of our t ea
son it would be well for ;he majority of
us, if we hud a little instinct instead of
reason. The brutes cherish no envy
they utter no slanders they commit no
crimes they obey the will of the Almigh
ty, and are happy 1 while wc, with capa
city to understand, fly from w hat we know,
violate l ight, and commit wron$ so that
in excuse for our sins, we clinj to the
belief that sin was born with us.
From the work before us we extract the
following piece, and shall occasionally,
from the same source, dctive for the
youthful readers of the Courier, examples
and incentives of virtue :
The greedy heir consoles himself ve
ry soon for the loss of those dear kin
dred whom he bhould always mourn.
In a few days the ir.grate dries his
tears, while he looks at the estate,
which belong had coveted. But, to
the shame of some part of mankind, it
is not so with the faithful and affection
ate dt g. Loving his master for the
pleasure rf loving him, he is inconso
lable, and perishes often of abstinence,
when he loses or is separated from
A little lap-dog survived a whole
familv, of which it Mas the favrrite.
They were villagers, peaceably living
on a small farm which was reuJered
profitable by their care and labor. The
lather, the mother, two grand children
and three sons, were carried off by a
pestilence which desolated the neigh
borhood of Marseilles, and they all
died in the space of seven or tight days.
As this unhappy family w as success
ively borne to the grave, the afHictrd
dog followed the hearse and returned
to the dwelling with lamenting cries.
After all of them had been buried,
the dog would no longt.- remain in the
house. Inhabited by other persons,
who, however, lavished on it the great
est kindness, it would return there on
lv occasionally v.hen in need of svfte
nance. As soon as he had eaten he
returned to the graves, and thencefor
ward thry gave t this grateful crca-,
lure, the name of the Dcgcf the Tcrnfa. j
During seven years that the life of
this animal was prolonged, he remain
ed constantly at the tombs of his mas
ters. He repaid their kindness to
wards him, by affectionately lingering
at their graves. But it was observed
that he clung particularly to the grave
of the youngest child, who was only
seven years old when he died, and who
I ad bestowed on him the innocent and
invaluable caresses of childhood.
There he unceasingly mourned, striv
ing to remove the earth that he might
rejoin his little friend and there day
and night he watched, being with dif
ficulty removed that his food might tfc
given to hi nl.
These sacred duties, so rare among
friends and relatives of our day, ap.
peared admirable in a simple brute.
They excited universal sympathy. Oa
Sundays and on holydays, lathers car
ried their children to the sacred place
of repose of the virtuous family. Mo
thrrs conducted their infant daughters
to this sweet .memorial of affectiou,
naying, 44 See there, my children, the
t.uardian ol tbe tombs."
1 no Tit). witviir.H.1 iXTtLiiosftcaa,
The following speculations have been
of so much service to 'myself, -that I am
I induced to offer them, in the hope that to
some wavering mind, they may add con
fidence and nive peace. VUey procct .'.
on the single supposition that there is at,
essential dilTcrrnce between right ami
wrong, duty and crime. They orc,d thin!. ,
unanswerable by an atheist, and even b
; the most plausible sect of 6ccpiics, th
; followers of Ilunie.
j The writings, whose inspiration is dt
, hied by infidels, dedcribo the character ,f
Cod as perfect. He is declared to It
' eternally and infinitely good, wise and just.
Now, such a character taken in the ab-
stract,we must approve in our judgment.
AH w ho ackn6w ledge a distinction of righc
and wrong, (and with no other would I at
gue,) must likewise acknowledge that
such a character wc are bound to love wit!,
a higher regard than any other. I mear.
that a confirmed atheist must allow, tba'
if there exists a beiiiR possessed of such
perfection, (leaving out of view that con
sideration that he is our creator and mot',
zl Governor,) he deserves our highest re
garrt. If so, it is virtuous thus to loye,
and vicious not to love him ; and a tirtu
ous man, were there no Cod, would sin
cerely delight ia 'he ideal perfection de
scribed by what we call revelation. Now
the Scriptures require just such a state of.
hciirt as prepares us to love such a char
acter, and the light ol nature, even in an
atheist, it seems, requires no less.
Again the Scriptures teach us that men
do not generally posses-, the state of heart
I have mentioned. Now docs experience
contradict thern here ? Men cannot help
approving, at least in words, the charac
ter of Hod as described in the Bible, hut
i do they love it I do not mean love God,
hut speaking more abstractly, do meri
iove a perfect character ? To this we may
confidently answer, no. And ir happiness,
as oil will aprte, muot, on any supposition,
attend on vii tue, then a change must take
place in men's hearts before they can be
happy, and that whatever be the means or
mode of such a change.
Further, w hat is the character laid down
in Scripture as that which we should form
and exhibit? It consists oT love to Cod
and love to man ; cf doing justly, 1ovinj
mercy, and walking humbly with Codj
of living soberly, righteously and godly.
Now, w'uh respect to one point thus incul
cated, i. c our regard to God, we have al
ready shown what the light of nature 'ic
tales, tiiid mi the other two points,!, e. the
obligation of telf government, and the so
cial aOTcctions, there can be no dispute.
It appears then that the character we
are to form and exhibit, according to
sciipturc, n for substance, required cf
us by the lij;!.t of nature- And this would
be displayed in a s'. liking light, if we ex
amined the particular duties under each
of the three great tiithior.s alluded to
above. The truth is, 1.0 enlightened sys
tern of morals can be dtuwn out subsut.ti
allv difTerer.t from that p.iven in the Bible.
Kcliion then is not singular i iu re
quirements. No man can pretend to vir
tue, w ho docs not act on principles cor
responding with those it lays down, llut
the practical result of a system, its appli
cation, its bearing on our conduct and
state, is what makes it important. And
here wc see the beatiii.v; the applicati'-.r.
of sound philosophy is precisely the samo
as that of revelation- How unsound then
the philosophy which encourages men to
do evil, even on the supposition that there
is no reality in revelation ?
It may be asked, of what use ii reve
lation, if it teaches us nothing more than
the lij;ht of nature ? I anawer 1. ,The
assumption is incorrect, for it in reality
teaches us much more, allho'ih, as fara
the liht of nature cocst 'hey entirely cot
respond. 2. It gives nutboritf and sane
iiu.i i rcsxa :c;che:, by t!i?p!?yi"i:
God to our view as our Creator and Cov
crnor, possessed of infinite power and
authority, and resolvxd to enforce the 1
which reason has acknowledged to be
good. 3. It. makes known a pun of re
covery for those, who, if left tothcnuclves.
must be entirely without hope-
In short, revelation takes away the" if,"
prefixed to such propositions as the scep
tic will grant only in that conditional form(
and writes 44 therefore" between the pre
mises and the conclusion." The atheist
allows tl t 44 i" there be a perfect charac
ter, we owe it our highest veneration and
regard." Revelation declare 44 there Is
a perfect character, thertfart we owe it
our highest veneration and regard.".
Modesty in your discourse will give aim
tro to truth; and an excuse for your errors-

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