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mind, and extensive capabilities. But to speak to you, because he is going as he could no longer grapple with the elsewhere; and when he gets there, giants of Humphreys' army, he now he is too late for bis business; or he meanly and cowardly seizes some of must hurry away to another before he the pigmies, and, in the true spirit of can finish it. Punctuality gives disingenuous fool-hardiness, shouts weight to character: “such a man victory, though expiring from the has made an appointment—then I wounds inflicted upon him while he know be will keep it.' And this prodared to engage in the manly depart- duces punctuality in you, for, like ment of the warfare. I have read the other virtues, it propagates itself. controversy this day; and, just now, Servants and children must be puncI think I see the vanquished coward tual wbere their leader is so. Apsneaking from the ground of danger,– pointments, indeed, become debts. 'I and yet, to appear brave, he is dealing owe you punctuality, if I have made out bis rebounding blows, as he retires an appointment with you; and you from the heat of fight, to lie down and have no right to throw away your time, die unobserved. But vain is the if I do my own." attempt. For those who have skill in

KAMES. the tactics of intellectual warfare, and have witnessed the fight, saw the

POETRY. vaunting hero, of haughty mien, enter the field full pluned, and with wea- ON TROUBLE.-By a Young Lady. pons of high polish, as if to scare with the swellings of his vanity. But A heavy sigh, a falling tear, plumes, you know, Sir, though showy, An anxious bosom thrill'd with fear, are not proof against forcible and well

All gloom and horror, nothing near, directed blows ;-weapons designed

But trouble. for execution should do more than

A lonely path, a prospect drear,

Berest of hope in all that's dear, sparkle in the sun—they should be

And no companion left to cheer well tempered, and have an edge, and

In trouble. they should be under the direction of Not one consolatory gleam, judgment, and wielded by arms of Both heaven and earth united seem

Against me, and all objects teem But I must not forget myself. If

With trouble. you have seen the controversy, you can

Wild anguish bursts from ev'ry vein, judge of its merits. I write princi

My ev'ry nerve is big with pain,

And now, oh how shall I sustain pally to afford you an opportunity of

My trouble! directing and encouraging worth and

Hush, marm’ring soul, repress that talent; and I think I have furnished

thought, you with a proper object, by directing God shall sustain you; oh be taught your attention to Mr. Humphreys.

To view your reason as you ought, I am your well-wisher in all your

In trouble. departments of life, and especially in

Pray that humility may bind your public services,

Those angry feelings of the mind,

And know that Jesus still is kind
WM. SHUTTLEWORTH, Minister.

In trouble. High Street Chapel, Huddersfield, 16th July, 1822.

And when he in his sov'reign grace,
Again to you reveals bis face,
He'll prove himself a hiding place

From trouble.
Portsea, April 23, 1822.

nerve.

PUNCTUALITY.

“Method is the very hinge of busi

ON THE DEATH OF MISS R. ness; and there is no method without

Who died suddenly, aged sixteen. punctuality. Punctuality is important, because it subserves the peac

Yes, she is gone! has left this toilsome and good temper of a family. The earth, want of it not only infringes on neces- To flourish brightly in eternal birth : sary duty, but sometimes excludes Young, as her age,-her nature's debt she this duty. The calmness of mind

paid, which it produces, is another advan- Freed from the world's alluring burtful snare;

Left ev'ry woe, and now in silence laid: tage of punctuality: a disorderly man With ev'ry apxious thought, and mindful is always in a hurry; he has no time

care

841

Poetry.

842

Her daily health, adorn’d with cheerful bloom, See! haughty Lofthouse there, with alam
Bespoke some distance from an early tomb;- stor’d,
But ah! before the sun had pass'd the vale, Lofthouse still weeping for her hapless lord.(1)
The face, once deck'd with bloom, was cold Kilton's deep vales, white rill, and sylvan
and pale:-

gloom; Like as a bad-its beauties would display- Freebro's huge mount, immortal Arthur's Meets some untimely end, and fades away, tomb; With all its sweets, that might have soon And Huntly scowling o'er the distant main, appear’d,

With cloudy head involv'd in murky rain; It droops and dies, and never can be rear'd. Skelton beneath, the jocund muse's bow'r,

Smiles on the bard, an ancient humble tow'r; Th' angelic host her happy spirit led Where feeling Tristram (2) dwelt in days of To regions far beyond the mournful dead ;

yore, Witho unknown joys she joins the beav'nly Where joyful Panty (3) makes the table roar, throng,

Behold Upleatham (4) slop'd with graceful And sweetly sings the grand melodious song:

ease, Such blissful pow'rs her soul could not sar- Hanging enraptur'd o'er the winding Tees; mise,

Whole provinces extended at her feet, Till death had rais'd above the azure skies

And crowded ships, that seem an endless fleet: Her happy spirit, from the bounds of clay, No savage beauties here with awe surprise ; To dwell with angels through eternal day. Sweet heartfelt charms, like Lady Charlotte's Portsea, 1820.

J. G. C.

eyes. Mark Tockets, (5) nurse and cradle of the

loves,

Where Venus keeps her children, and her TO A FRIEND ON HIS MARRIAGE. doves.

Thro' yon tremendous arch, like heaven's vast

bow, I offer nought at flatt'ry's shrine

See! like Palmyra, GUISBROUGH great in To celebrate thy nuptial day;

woe; But wish each blessing to be thine

Those tow’ring rocks, green bills, and spaI now enum'rate in my lay.

cious plains, And, first, I wish that rosy health

Circled with woods, are Chaloner's domains; May be thy constant, changeless friend;

A gen'rous race, from Cambro-Griffin (6) And then so much of this world's wealth,

trac'd, As will, with health, life's comforts blend.

Fam’d for fair inaids, and matrons wise and

chaste. May she, whom now thou call'st thy own, Observe,-nor let those stately piles below, Bt gifted with a heav'nly pow'r

Nor Turner's (7) princely realms unnotic'd go; To bear life's ills, or fortune's frown,

Forc'd, like Rome's consul, with reluctant And soothe thy pains in sorrow's hour,

brow, Whene'er they meet thee on thy way;

To leave his oxen, cabbages, and plough; And may thy children round thee spring, And be thy hope when hair is grey,

1 The late Zachary Moore, Esq. And old age sickness, pain, doth bring.

2 Sterne was a frequent visiter of Skelton

Castle, which has been recently rebuilt, and May calm contentment o'er thee reign,

is the property of John Wharton, Esq. M. P. And peace and joy thy dwelling fill;

3 A familiar name for a facetious friend, the And sorrow never in their train

late Rev. Robert Lassells, A. M. vicar of Be found,- tis vain :-I wish it still : Gilling, near Richmond. For well I know that perfect joy

4 Seat of Lady Dowager Dandas.

5 Now called the Plantation; the seat of the Is not allow'd to man below,

late General Hale. Nor bliss will be without alloy,

6 The Chaloners are paternally descended Till old Time's stream shall cease to flow.

from Trahayrne the Great, son of Mayloe Acton Place.

M. M. Krwrne, (alias Chaloner,) one of the 15 peers

or tribes of North Wales, by marriage with Gwenllyan, daughter of Howel Koedmore,

who was lineally descended from Griffith, son CLEVELAND PROSPECT.

of Llyllyan ap Jerworth, prince of Wales.

7 Kirkleatham, the residence of the late Sir

Charles Turner, Bart. (at present of Henry The following Lines, addressed to the gentle- Vansittart, Esq. nephew to the Chancellor of men in the neighbourhood, were written by the Exchequer.) In the chapel over the altar, the late John Hall, Esq. of Skelton Castle. is a beautiful window of painted glass, esteemThe original is in Greek, and the translation

ed one of the finest in the world, representing was made for the use of the mere English the offerings of the Magi at the birth of our reader.

Saviour. The library is furnished with seve

ral natural and artificial curiosities ; among I'am the first, that with advent’rous hand, the latter is a singular piece of carved work, In Grecian colours draw my native land, representing St. George and the Dragon, cut ont Hold the fair landscape up to public view, of one piece of box-wood with a knife, and And point out beauties, known to none but executed with a degree of delicate nicety you.

scarcely ever equalled. No. 44.-VOL. IV.

3 H

His all that coast,—and his that ware-wash'd

A HYMN. seat,

1 Pet. v. 7.- Casting all your care upon hin, for Coalham, where Cleveland nymphs and naids

he careth for you. meet; Nex: fishy Redcar (8) view, Marsk's (9) sunny

Jesus, my great, my gracious Lord, lands

On him I cast my care ; And sands, beyond Pactolas' golden sands;

For he assures me in his word, Till shelvy Saltl u 'n, cloth'd with sea-weed

He all my sorrows bare.
green,
And Giant Huntcliff, close the pleasing scene. His tender, watchful, guardian eye

Beholds my ev'ry grief';
Nor shall a deep or mournful siglo

Be heard without relief.
SONNET. -MIDNIGHT.

His love and wisdom mark my path,

And weigh my ev'ry pain, SILENCE and darkness now are reigning

And if a doubt opposes,-faith round,

Shall certain vict'ry gain.
The late so busy world is hush'd to rest,
All, all is still--but while I bear no sound,

A thousand promises divine
A reverential awe steals through my breast : Their constant aid insure,
Thoughts rise-" In heaven the anthems of And love and sympathy combine
the blest,

To render me secure.
Cease not ev'n now, for there no right is

Tho'clouds and darkness veil the sky, fonod,

And hide his smiling face,
And never more shall silence be a guest.
On earth too, many a thousand of my race,

Justice and judgment still supply

His chosen ones with grace. (Though 'uis niy midnight hour) employ their day,

Be strong, my soul, be strong, my faith, Or hail its dawning beam. And no delay

Strong in God's holy word; Impedes earth's onward rolling thro' the Attend to what th’ Almighty saith,space;

I am thy faithful Lord.” Though I rest here: so glides my life away!

S. W. While part remains, may I for death prepare, Wakefield, March 28, 1821. Then to heaven's blissful antheins add my humble share.”

G. JOHNSON.

ON THE DELICACY NECESSARY TO BE Christ Church, Surrey.

OBSERVED IN PERFORMING ACTS OF

KINDNESS.
REFLECTIONS,

Teach me to feel another's woe,
Written in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground.

To hide the fault I see;

That mercy I to otbers shew, The ashes of the mighty and the great,-

That mercy shew to me! POPE. of men for deeds of arts and aris renown'd, And by their fellow-men with honour SENECA, that celebrated philosopher, crown'd,

and universally admired moralist, obRepose not here--they meet no common fate. But though connected not with wealth and

serves, that “it is so painful for a state,

man of sensibility to utter the degradOb! may my dust be cover'd with this ing words 'I beg,' that a mind formed ground!

in such a mould, will endure the And why? because that here the bodies rest, of thousands who were righteous in their greatest hardships, rather than conde day;

scend to solicit assistance.” And when their souls shall claim the kindred ordained such a diversity of situa

That great Power, however, who clay, A host, from hence shall rise, the truly tions, doubtless designed them as bless't:

means of disseminating the practice (For they shall be of boundless good pos- of beneficence; or, in other words, that

sess't, Throughout eternity's ne'er-ending day)

the affluent should enjoy the secret And I desire with this vast throng to rise,

satisfaction of succouring the indigent. Together all to take our mansions in the It has wisely been asserted, that there skies.

is something Godlike in the practice G. JOHNSON.

of benevolence; and sweet must be Christ Church, Surrey.

the reward it conveys to those, who are

capable of performing it; yet there 8 A fashionable bathing-place, to which families of the first rank frequently resort during

are persons, who, by an ungracious the season.

manner of conferring an obligation, 9 The residence of the Right Honourable may be said, in a certain degree, to Lord Dundas.

cancel the debt. Even in those com

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845 On Delicacy in performing Acts of Kindness. 846 mon acts of charity, which moderate countenance; and the courtesies of a competence enables us to practise, a first interview being ended, the predelicacy of manner ought to be shewn late again drew near the picture, to the objects of our beneficence; and bestowing at the same time such exif this mode of conduct is necessary travagant praise upon it, as at once towards the children of poverty and astonished and delighted the ladies, indigence, how much more attentive the elder of whom instantly offered to ought we to be to the feelings of those send it to the palace on the following who are reduced from affluence to dis- morning. tress. It is not sufficient that we en- To the palace, Madam !” deavour to relieve the actual wants of claimed the prelate, “ surely you cansuch persons, we must avoid wound- not be a stranger to the value of it? I ing their feelings; we must offer our confess it is the very picture I have boon with a mixture of sympathy long wanted; and I have given an emiand tenderness; and recollect there is nent artist a commission to procure a certain pride attached to degraded me that identical subject. The value circumstances, quickly wounded, and of that painting I know to be one easily offended!

thousand guineas; and if you will Though several writers, ancient and spare it upon those terms, you will modern, have recorded instances of lay me under an everlasting obligation, this species of beneficence, flattering, Ladies.” in the highest degree, to those who A mutual glance of delight passed performed them, yet none have struck between the two sisters; the worthy me as more refinedly delicate, than Bishop professed himself to be the one I recently met with in a French obliged person, declaring they had biographical work, the circumstances saved him an infinity of trouble, by attending which were as follows:- preventing the pretended artist's jour

Upon the Archbishop D'Apchon's ar- ney to Rome. rival at his archiepiscopal residence in This may truly be termed the refineGascony, he was desirous of becoming ment of beneficence; for, had the acquainted with the characters of the generous prelate proposed presenting principal inhabitants of Auch; and in decayed nobility with a sum which consequence of his inquiries, he was would have relieved their pressing informed that in the suburbs there re- difficulties, pride must instantly have sided two maiden ladies of high rank, taken alarm, and they doubtless would but degraded fortune, who had sur- have rejected friendship’s pure and vived all their near relatives, and were disinterested offering. so reduced, as only to be able to keep A thousand guineas, it must be one servant.--The worthy prelate was allowed, is a sum few possess the deeply affected by the simple recital power of devoting to the comfort and of degraded dignity; and reflected in relief of the children of misfortune ; what manner he might be able to re- and yet the papers daily teem with lieve their necessities, without wound descriptions of fashionable entertaining their feelings; but as no fortunate ments, which, unless truth is prostiidea happened to strike him, he re- tuted, and splendour magnified, equal, solved to pay the two sisters an early if not fur exceed, that amount! Ye visit. Though represented as truly daughters of fashion, nurtured in the amiable, they were pronounced highly lap of luxury, reflect for one moment, dignified; in short, poverty had not I beseech you, upon the refined gratibeen able to subdue the pride of rank, fication which must attend an action, in consequence of which, the worthy similar to that ascribed to the worthy Bishop was at a loss in what manner Archbishop; then draw a comparison to display his intended beneficence. between your sensations upon examin

Though the house was humble, its ing the exorbitant demand upon your ill-fated inhabitants were haughty; purse for one splendid entertainment! and the Archbishop having been shewn an entertainment which, in all probainto a small apartment, had an oppor- bility, many of the party attended, tunity of examining it before the for the purpose of outvying in expense, ladies made their appearance.—Upon magnificence, and profusion ! entering, they observed their guest That this is no exaggerated picture intently gazing upon an old painting, of elevated association, those who with an expression of delight upon his move round the sun of royalty will readily allow; and likewise acknow- by a few lines, entreating them to ledge that the courteous smile of ma- pardon him for undertaking the office jesty seldom fails exciting a portion of their cook, but assuring them, that of envy towards those on whom it may whilst they all were in existence, a be shed!—Not that I mean to infer, hare, with a similar kind of stuffiny, that the baneful passion of envy is ex- should be an annual present. clusively attached to courts ; for, un- One of the highest gratifications happily for the comforts of society, it attendant upon rank and fortune is, not only pervades the middling, but the wide field they open to the practhe lower order; and the rage for tice of beneficence ; for how delightexpensive amusements, still more unbap- ful must it be to feed the hungry, pily, extends to those who sacrifice to clothe the naked, and visit those who them, their children's future prospects are sick and in prison, and yet know in the world.

that the performance of these imposing But I am widely digressing from duties neither injures the fortune, the subject of this essay, which was nor lessens any personal enjoyments. not only to recommend beneficence to Charity may not only be considered the affluent, but to convince the youth- as a moral, but a religious, duty, and ful, that an act of kindness is aug- one which the Saviour of mankind mented by the method of performing it. forcibly inculcated; for every precept Lord Chesterfield, that polished man, he enforced, and every doctrine he but truly mistaken father, is allowed, impressed upon the minds of his in an eminent degree, to have pos- hearers, had some allusion to the sessed the virtue of benevolence; and practice of sympathy and benevolence. various are the instances related, of Where much has not been given, much the delicate manner in which he per- will not be required from us; yet cirformed those acts. His lordship’s cumscribed indeed must be that inbiographer informs us, that a clergy- come, whieh cannot permit a minor man who had long been curate of the display of beneficence; even in that parish in which one of bis estates case it behoves us to deprive ourwas situated, paid the debt of nature selves of some few indulgences, that in very reduced circumstances, leav- we may have the satisfaction of relieving two unmarried daughters to strug- ing poverty and wretchedness. gle with poverty and wretchedness, A sympathy for the woes of others

Those pleasing prospects which is frequently displayed in actual childyouth or beauty might have laid open hood; for, with a sensation of delight to them, were obscured by Time's which it would be difficult to express, destroying hand, for each of these ill- frequently have I seen the small sums fated females had seen upwards of bestowed for the gratification of the fifty annual suns ; and it was with appetite, given to a poor mendicant difficulty they obtained the mere neces- whom an amiable child has accidentally saries of existence by needle-work met? What an admirable lesson does and clear-starching. Shocked at the such an act present to the callous and description of their forlorn situation, the apathetic! for the relinquishing a with a delicacy that did honour to his tart, or a cake, at that period of existlordship’s feelings, he paid them an ence, may be considered as great a early visit; and the subject of game privation, as it would be for a young having been mentioned, the elder of lady, more advanced, to give the sum the sisters observed, she bad not devoted to the purchase of a ball tasted a hare since her beloved father's ticket, to the relief of some unfortudeath.

nate family in distress. It is in cases Lord Chesterfield, on returning to of this description, that charity may his splendid mansion, inquired whe- justly be termed a Godlike virtue ; ther there was a hare in the larder at its effects are equally beneficial, whethat moment; and being answered in ther they proceed from the hand of the affirmative, ordered it to be affluence or competence; yet infibrought him, at the same time desir- nitely superior must be the pleasure ing the cook to send him a handful of arising from the practice, if, to per. those herbs which were generally used form a duty, we relinquish a personal in stuffing. These herbs he enclosed enjoyment. Such actions, exemplifyin a sheet of writing paper, together ing pure benevolence, cannot prowith a fifty-pound note, accompanied | ceed from self-love.

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