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3 which their outside is covered serves from piercing my but to draw their intrinsick vices to would have been art. the surface, and to leave them a try and fatal to its enel! to his cout:wloated spectacle, too horrid to view,liten have regretted hi I should and too disgusting to approach. io lose liim in the midst\,...bu.

A. Light of winter quarters ! to e de
expire in my arms

at din
ment when he appeared robus,
For the Emerald

health, at a moment when our cou. ORIGINAL TRANSLATION..

nexion was still strengthening, in re-

pose and tranquillity! Ah! I can (Among late French writers it has been customary to tincture even works of never find consolation. His memicfancy with those infidel doctrines pre- ry too survives only in my bosom. salent during the revolution. Prin- it exists no longer among those who ciples of a different kind are however surrounded and who have replaced inculcated in the following translation, him; this idea render's still more from one of the lighter productions painful to me the recollection of his of that period.]

losse , Nature, alike indifferent to the FRIENDSHIP, . k! fate of individuals, restores to spring Happy is the who finds a friend her brilliant robe, and decks her self who is united to him by a conformi-in all her beauty near the cemetery

ty of tastesa sentiments, and acquire where he reposes. The trees art ments; friend who is neither tort again covered with leaves and intermented by; ambition nor, interest mingle their branches; the birds who prefers the shade of a tree to sing among the foliage;, the bees the splendour of a court.-Happy is murmur among the powers ; every he who possesses a friend! thing respires joy and life even in the

I had one,lacudeath snatched him abode of death: and in the evening from me, seized

him at the com- when the moon glitters in the heat mencement of his career, at the moren's and while I meditate near this ment when his friendship had be- sombre spot, I hear the çricket chan. come necessary to my happinessThis indefatigable note, concealed beWe mutually sustained each other neath the herbage which covers the in the painful labours of war; .. ., silencious tomb of my friend. The we had but one pipe between us, we insensible' destruction of beings ani drank from the same çup, we slept all the miseries of humanity are on the same canvass, and amid all counted as nothing in the grea' the unhappy circumstances we ex- whole. Dherheath of a sensible man. perienced, the place where we lived who expiwesoin the midst of his weep together was to us a new country. Jing friends and that of a butterfli. have seen him exposed to all the which perishes by the cold air of perils of war, of a disastrous war: morning in the calix of a flower, arı: Death seemed to spare us for each two epochs of equal importance is other; he showered his, arrows the couse of nature. Man is merel: around him a thousand times with a phantom, a shadow, a vapour whici. out reaching him, but it was only to is dissipated in air. render his loss more afflictive to me. But aurora begins to tinge the at last. The tumult of arms, the heavens ; the black ideas which agi-enthusiasm which expands in the tated me vanish with the night, and soul at the aspect of danger, might hope springs again in my bosom...... perhaps have prevented his groans No, he who thus sprinkles the east.


with light, has y

caused it to shine His gentle temper and love of ease

Ho plunge me pre-prevented his putting himself among before my night of nothingness. the ranks of such as have opposed sently intended this immeasurable the revolutionary frenzy with courHe whgc who elevated those enor-/age and perseverance. It is princihorinasses whose icy summits are pally towards moral sentiment and

v gilded by the sun, is also he who the improvement of the heart that dlained my heart to beat and my his studies are directed. He was nind to think.

appointed professor of this species No, my friend is not annihilated ; of philosophy at a new school, which whatever may be the barrier which they wished to establish at Paris, separates us, I shall see him again. about the year 1796 ; his instructions It is not a syllogism.on which I found in that capacity procured him the my hope. The fight of an insect most universal applause, but his lecwhich traverses the air is sufficient tures were not published.

He was to convince me; and frequently the much solicited to undertake a moral aspect of the country, the perfume catechism, and worked on the subof the air, and I know not what charm ject a long time, but neither did this expanded around me, so elevate iny performance appear. The deplorsoul, that an invincible conviction of able irreligion and corruption France immortality enters my soul with labours under, would render the true violence, and excludes from it every principles of morals unacceptable. fearful doubt.

De St. Pierre is he, whose style has most of that kind of warmth and unction which characterize the works

fof Rousseau; but he is less eloquent [The writings of St. Pierre are well known in this country. His charming

than his master, though sometimes mid, cold . Virginiato :s liliit as Auffür, who is all been perused by every sentimental more noble and manly. As to the reader, and the Studies of Nature, purity of language, and all the nicety from which it is extracted, may be of composition, Bernardin de St. found in the library of every scientific Pierre is not considered on the con. scholar. Believing however, that re specting his life and character, Kttle tinent as the most unexceptionable luas been hitherto known, we present model. His most esteemed "proour readers with the following account, duction is a novel, entitled Paul and extracted from an English publica. Virginia. His Studies of Nature, in tion.]

France at least, had originally to JAMES HENRI BERNARDIN DE ST. great success, and are calculated to PIERRE is a simple, anodást man, of excité a taste for natural history, great sensibility and true worth. He without teaching it. His account of has been a long times the intimate the new system of botany is more friend of Jean Jacques Rosseau; and, amusing than instructive. All he like that illustrious author, showed advances on general physicks is still himself late in life among men of worse. The theories, by which he letters. The French Jacobins have would solve the phenomena of the spared him, from respect to the tides, are palpably erroneous. Magreat esteem in which he is held by ny other things, in this voluminous all parties, though his opinions are work, merit reprehension ; and essentially different from theirs, and youth ought not to dip into it till though he is well known to favour their studies are finished, and their the cause which they would crush. faculties matured. As to his last

publication, A Voyage to the Isle of which defy all reas France, commenced at the beginning the thea re hopelessly, le enters of the year 1768, and terminated in audience piteously, he see vient's the the year 1772, in which the author sentation yawningly. He repre. professes to give an account of plants plates with a sigh of regret, trtemand animals, natural to each coun- that has exhibited the humourre try, which he had an opportunity of king, the pathos of a Barry. andı seeing, and also of the soil, both in seiectrick universality of a Garrick , is improved and unimproved state, a stage that still posseses the plays. with the character of its inhabitants, of Shakespeare, and the judgment this performance is unworthy of its of Kemble, and yet does nothing with zuthor, and such as a sailor would either. We must wait till next week laugh at, or a naturalist throw be for more interesting subjects of critliind the fire : by the moral philos-icism. Yet what can we expect when opher only can it be perused with Mr. Lewis threatens us with a new any degree of pleasure. Let it be tragedy, and master Betty .with a recorded, to the immortal honour of new character. Bernardin de 8!. Pierre, that, as a man of strict probity, his labours

IMPROMPTU. have all the most virtuous tendency, Pray what is Master Betty like, and inspire not only admiration for Who thus the gaping crowd can strike ? the varied excellencies they disclose, A watch upon a finger ring;

He's like another tiny thingbut also love for the mind that con- And though indeed full well we know ceived them. His style, though not All larger watches better go, i standard of correctness, is elegant Yet as the toy's so light and small, and beautiful. He often wants pre

We wonder that it gocs at all. cision, and seems to hold in tempt both logick and metaphysicks; APOLOGY FOR THE LOQUACITY OF he has many false ideas, and opinions more paradoxical than just; but the ardent philosophy he breathes, and (Fron Smellie's Philosophy of Natura

History.] the sentiments of refined humanity he uniformly inculcates, more than

ancient adage, that atone for his imperfections..

nature does nothing in vain. To: women she has given the talent of. talking more frequently as well as

niore fluently than men ; she has THEATRICAL,

likewise endowed them with a great.. (The followign severe remarks on the fer quantity of animation, or what is state of the English stage, extracted commonly called animal spirits. from a late London paper, shew that the mania for baby actors and terrific Why (it may be asked) has natura, dramas has almost ceased..

in this article, so eminently distin

guished women from men ?-For There never was a dramatick era, the best and wisest of purposes. if era it can be called, more abundau: The principal destination of all wcin nonsense and therefore more dis- men is to be mothers ; hence somu gusting to criticism than the present. qualities peculiar to such a destine.A critick must endure either the tion must necessarily have been bem. melo-drama of Mr. Cherry which stowed upon them: those qualities sets all history at defiance, or the gi-are numerous a superior degree o.. gantick sublimities of master Betty patience, of affection, of minute blir



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useful attentions, incessant speg"

bined to an almost Julia Mandeville, &c. When that

lady was about to accompany here! vever, I must confine husband to Canada, the doctor called < Here, lous to the last conspic- a few days before her departure, to my obseeminent accomplishment. take his leave of her; on his intronous,ccupied with laborious offices. duction, he found her in the midst of a Ton demand either bodily or men- a large circle of friends, who were

exertions, and not unfrequently assembled for the same purpose ; af- . ooth, is allotted the men. Thest ter a short stay, he bade her adieu, causes, besides their comparitive nat- und went down stairs. In a few ural taciturnity, totally incapacitate minutes a servant came to inform them for that loquacity which is re- his mistress, that she was wanted in quisite for amusing and teaching the parlour: Mrs. Brooke accordyoung children to speak. But em- ingly obeyed the summons, and to ployments of women are of a more her great surprise saw the doctor sitdomestick kind : household affairs. ting with much composure in the eland particularly the nursing and bow chair : “ Madam,” said he, with training of c!ildren, are sufficient to his usual solemnity, “I did not {"ngross their attention and to call choose to take so long a leave of so forth all their ingenuity and active old a friend without giving her a kiss; powers. The loquacity of women is and, as I did not think it proper to too often considered by poets, histo-take this liberty before so many peorians, and unthinking men, as a re-ple, I sent for you, that I might take proach upon the sex. Men of this a salute without our being liable to description know not what they say. any impertinent observation.” With When they blame women for speak-great formality the doctor saluted his ing much, they blame nature for one feinale friend, and departed. of her wisest institutions. Women speak much-they ought to speak inuch — nature compels them to DESULTORY SELECTIONS speak much; and when they do so, And Original Remarks. they are complying religiously with one of her most sacred and useful laws. It may be said, that some

The Lacedemonians had little re. men talk as much as women; grant-gard for Rhetorick, from them is ed--but beings of this kind I deny to derived the custom of comprising be men; nature seems originally to moral sentiments in short sentences. have meant them for women, but by an instance of their aversion from some cross accident, as happens in long winded declaimers is happily the production of monsters, the ex-exhibited in the following anecdote: ternal male form has been superin

One of their allies being in great duced upou the female stock." want of grain sent to them requesting

We doubt whether our fair read- a supply; the ambassador delivered ers will be proud of their advocate, a pathetick harangue, and at the con. or even admit his positions. clusion was told that the latter part

was not understood, and the former

part forgotten. A second ambassaDR. JOHNSON.

dor was sent with orders to be conDR. JOHNson, in the earlier life of cise, he came to Sparta and displayed both, was on terms of intimate friend- his sacks quite empty, they were imship with Mr. Brooke, the author oflmediately filled and delivered to him

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with advice not to be so prolix, on an- when he was a child my grandfather other occasion, for he really had told said the same thing. then it was necessary to fill the sacks.

There is a felicity in the manner Pluto was asked what could be of Goldsinith, which renders light gained by telling a lie? Not to be be- matters interesting, and gives to lieved, said he, when you speak the weightier concerns an elegance and truth.

dignity which command attention : It is more disgraceful to speak take the following instance. falsehood than it is honourable to be The qualities of candour, fortinoted for veracity. The liar, said a tude, charity and generosity are not. celebrated divine, is a coward before in their own nature virtues, and if men and brave only to his God. Onever they deserve the title it is owing: a certain occasion the oaths of a num-fonly to justice which impels and di ber of persons were requisite. When rects them. Without such a moda PETRACH appeared with the rest, eration, candour might become in ne was passed by withont being no-discretion, fortitude obstinacy, charticed and his oath refused, for, said ity impudence, and generosity prothe magistrates, your yes or no is fusion. better than the others' affidavits.

All philosophy is only forcing the THL WISH.

Irade in happiness, when nature deI've often wished to have a friend. nies the means.

ibid. With whom my choicest hours to spend, To whom I safely might impart

Kotzebue says there are only! Each wish and weakness of my heart, four sets of happy persons in the Who might in eyery sorrow cheer, world. . Children, madmen, lovers, Or mingle with my griefs a tear,. For whom alone I wish to be,

and drunkarde. And who would only live for me ;. We hope no fastidious critick will And to secure my bliss for life, object that by this quotation we inI wish that fricnd to be my-wife.

tend to promote intoxication as a When the Persians under Xerxes mean of happiness. It is a general invaded Greece, their haughty gen-objection to German literature, that eral sent these words to Leonidas remarks thus extensive and dangercommander of the Grecian forces ous are hazarded without caution. * Surrender your arms," Leonidas No radiant pearl which crested fortune, wrote and returned this answer on the same paper" Come and take No gem that twinkling hangs from beauthem.

ty's ears,

Not the bright stars. which nights blue, There is a habit among people of arch adorn, eren very good understanding, of Nor vernal suns that gild the rising


Shine with such lustre as the tear that railing at the manners and customs

breaks It is fashionable at the For other's woes down virtue's manly. present day, and the following anec cheeks.. dote shows that it was not unfrequent some centuries past.

The following verse of Tasso i youth remarked to Agis king of admirably descriptive of a modess Lacedemon, that the times had passion : much degenerated ; you certainly Brama assai, poco spera, c nulla chiede. must be right replied the king, for Much desired, little hoped, and nowhen I was a child, my father said thing asked.


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