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?Tis hard, indeed, if nothing will defend,
Mankind from quarrels, but their fatal end,
That now and then a hero must decease,
That the surviving world may live in peace.
Perhaps, at last, close scrutiny may show,
The practice dastardly, and mean, and low,
That men engage in it, compellid by force
And fear, not courage, to its proper source,
The fear of tyrant custom, and the fear,
Lest fops should censure it, and fools should sneer;
At least, to trample on our Maker's laws, .
And hazard life, for any, or no cause,
To rush into a fix'd, eternal state,
Out of the very flames, of rage and hate; . .
Or, send another shiv'ring to the bar,
With all the guilt of such unnat'ral war;
Whatever use may urge, or honour plead,
On Reason's verdict, is a madman's deed.
“ Am I to set my Life upon a throw,
Because a bear is rude and surly ?-No:
A moral, sensible, and well-bred man,
Will not affront me—and no other can.

A GOOD WOMAN'S HEART.
Her price is far above rubies :
In her eye is the lustre of Heav'a,

The law of kindness dwelleth on hertongue; Her whole exterior, is stampt with the vir

tues of her life:

Her manners delineate her heart,
And her heart embraces ev'ry ingredient of

true worth.
Virtue and truth;
Simplicity and piety;
Charity and benevolence;
Love and modesty;
Dignity, elegance, and delicacy;
Prudence and economy; .
Affability and politeness;
Frankness and generosity ;
Humanity and justice ;
Constancy, chastity, and honour;
Humility, and good nature ;
Sincerity and friendship;
Compassion and meekness ;
Gentleness and fidelity;
Industry and contentment;
Tenderness and gratitude;
Purity and patience;

Magnanimity and mercy. :
Happy woman! blest with these,
Her's, future hope and present ease;

Happier he, whose wife she is,
The richest thing on earth is his.

Lines by Doctor Johnson, not printed in

his Works.

TO A YOUNG LADY, EMBROIDERING.

Arachne once, ill-fated maid,

Her form was chang'd, her beauty fled;

She fell a victim to her rage.
Oh! then beware, Arachne's fate,

Be prudent, fair one, and submit,
For you'll more justly feel her fate,
· Who rival both her art—and wit.

Anecdote from the Life of Prince

Eugene. In a skirmish, which brought on a general battle, between the Turks and the Imperialists, the cornet of the regiment of Commerci, had his standard wrested from him : the prince of that name, instantly fies to the Duke of Lorrain, begging his permission, to go and bring off another

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from the infidels: the fervour of his intreaties prevailed on his highness, and the prince set out on the wings of revenge, and the love of glory; seeing a Turk, with a standard, at the end of a zagai, (or javelin,) inakes towards him with his pistol cocked, fires, but missing, throws away his pistol, and claps his hand to his sabre, the mussulman, availing himself of the interval, stabbed the prince in the side with his zagai. The prince coolly laid hold of it with his left hand, and having his sabre in his right, discharged such a blow at his triumphant adversary as split his skull.

After this bold and fortunate stroke, the young prince himself drew the zagai from his body, and carrying the fruits of his victory, to his general, sends for the cornet; to whom he said, without any emotion, “ Here, Sir, is a standard, which I com: mit to your care, I did not get it for nothing, and I shall take it kindly, that you keep it better than that which was taken from you :" this reprimand, was little less

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admired, than the action itself. The em. peror, in honour to the young prince's gallantry, ordered the Turkish standard, to be set up in the cathedral of Vienna, with extraordinary ceremonies; and the empress, not to be behind hand in rewarding merit, made with her own hands, another standard, which she sent to the brave prince, to replace that which had been lost.

HISTORICAL ANECDOTE.

A new adept, who boasted of having found the secret of making gold, petitioned Lco the Tenth for a reward. The Pope, (a protector of the arts) seemed to acquiesce in his demand ; and the alchymist, was full of the hopes of a great fortune. When he returned to solicit his reward, Leo gave him a large empty purse, telling him, “ that as he knew the art of making gold, lie only wanted a purse to contain it."

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