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?Tis hard, indeed, if nothing will defend,
A GOOD WOMAN'S HEART.
The law of kindness dwelleth on hertongue; Her whole exterior, is stampt with the vir
tues of her life:
Her manners delineate her heart,
Magnanimity and mercy. :
Happier he, whose wife she is,
Lines by Doctor Johnson, not printed in
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.
Be prudent, fair one, and submit,
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
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
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.
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."