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3 which their outside is covered serves from piercing my ta: to draw their intrinsick vices to would have been art. His death the surface, and to leave them a try and fatal to its enel! to his cout:bloated spectacle, too horrid to view, then have regretted his I should aad:oo disgusting to approach. to lose liim in the midst's,...br

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ment when he appeared robus for the Emerald.

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

nexion was still strengthening, in re(Among late French writers it has been pose and tranquillity! Ah! I can customary to tiścture even works of never find consolation. His memcfancy with those infidel doctrines pre-ry too survives only in my bosom : valent 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 renders still more from one of the lighter productions of that period.)

painful to me the recollection of his

wilosse Nature, alike indifferent to the FRIENDSHIP

fate of individuals, restores to spring Happy is he who finds a friend her Williant robe, and decks herself. who is united to him by a conformi-in all her beauty near the cemetery ty of tastes, sentiments and acquire where he reposes. The trees are ments ; a friend who is neither dort again covered with leaves and intermented by ambition nor, interest mingle their branches; the bird: who prefers the shade of a tree to sing among the foliage;, the bees the splendour of a court-Happy is murmur among the flowers ; every he who possesses a friend! thing respires joy and life even in the

I had one ,ins1.death snatched him abode of death : and in the evening from me, seized him at the com- when the moon glitters in the hear mencement of his career, at the mo-lens and while I meditate near thi: ment when his friendship had be sombré spot, I hear the cricket chan come necessary to my happines&cThis indefatigable note, concealed beWe mútuallysustained 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 ano drank from the sande çup, we slept all the miseries of humanity are on the same canvass, and amid all counted as nothing in the stea: the unhappy circumstances we ex-whole. Shoreath of a sensible mar. perienced, the place where we lived who expiesintthe midst of his weep together was to us a new country. lling friends and that of a butterfly, 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, aru Death: seemed to spare us for each two epochs of equal importance in other; he showered his arrows the couse of nature. Man is merel; around him a thousand times with a phantom, a shadow, a vapour whic). out reaching him, but it was only to is dissipated in air. render his loss more affiictive 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 taled ine vanish with the night, arc'

. soul at the aspect of danger, might hope springs again in my bosom...... perhaps have prevented his groans No, he who thus sprinkles the ea:

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caused it to shine His gentle temper and love of ease

'to plunge me pre prevented his putting himself among before my night of nothingness. the ranks of such as have opposed sently int&ended this immeasurable the revolutionary frenzy with courHe whge who elevated those enor- age and perseverance. It is princihorinasses whose icy summits are pally towards moral sentiment aid u gilded by the sun, is also he'who the improvement of the heart that dained 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 Night of an insect most universal applause, bat 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 charmject a long time, but neither did this expanded around me, so elevate my 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 [ The writings of St. PIERRE arc well

fof Rousseau"; but he is less eloquent knowing in the center Vingerhanging

than his masterthough sometimes :1, td la. *? Virginia,

is brilliant as Buffu; wolisaks been perused by every sentimental miore 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 has 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

France at least, had originally no 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 time 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 favo their studies are finished, and their the cause which they would crush. faculties matured. As to his last

tion.]

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pubication, A Voyage to the Isle of which defy all reas. France, commenced at the beginning the thea re hopelessly, of the year 1768, and terminated in audience piteously, he set the year 1772, in which the author sentation yawningly. He repre. professes to give an account of plants plates with a sigh of regret, thiumand animals, natural to each coun- that has exhibited the humoura try, which he had an opportunity of king, the pathos of a Barry. and i secing, and also of the soil, both in eiectrick universality of a Garrick, its 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 author, and such as a sailor would uither. We must wait till next week laugh at, or a naturalist throw be for more interesting subjects of crithind the fire: by the moral, philos-licism. Yet what can we expect when opher only can it be perused with Mr. Lewis threatens us with a new any qiegree of pleasure. Let it be tragedy, and master Betty .with a recorded, to the immortal honour of new character. Bernardin de St. Pierre, that, as i 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, a 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 contempt both logick and metaphysicks; APOLOGY FOR THE LOQUACITY OF he has many false ideas, and opinions more paradoxical than just; but the

[From Smellie's Philosophy of Natura? ardent philosophy he breathes, and

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

“ It is a very ancient adage, that atone for his imperfections,

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

nore fluently than men ; she has THEATRICAL.

likewise endowed them with a great.. The followign severe remarks on the er quantity of animation, or what is state of the English stage, extracted commonly called animal spirits. the mania for baby actors and terrific Why (it may be asked) has natur, 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 some gusting to criticism than the present. qualities peculiar to such a destini.A critick must endure either the tion must necessarily have been be.. melo-drama of Mr. Cherry which stowed upon them: these qualities sets all history at defiance, or the gi-are numerous-a superior degree gantick sublimities of master Betty patience, of affection, of minute bliz

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

lady was about to accompany her incessant spegarI must confine husband to Canada, the doctor called

Here, dous to the last conspic- a few days before her departure, to my obsç'eminent accomplishment. take his leave of her ; on his intro110us ccupied with laborious offices. duction, he found her in the midst of L'an demand either bodily or men- a large circle of friends, who were

exertions, and not unfrequently assembled for the same purpose ; afsoth, is allotted the men. These ter a short stay, he bade her adieu, causes, besides their comparitive nat- and 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 children, are sufficient to his usual solenmity, “I did not engross their attention and to call choose to take so long a leave of so forth all their ingenuity and actire 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 à salute without our being liable to description know not what they say. any impertinent observation.” With Vhen they blame women for speak- great formality the doctor saluted his ing much, they blame nature for one female friend, and departed. of her wisest institutions. Women speak much-they ought to speak much - 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 remen 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

fexhibited 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 conor 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

w jadvice not to be so prolix, on an- when he was a child my grandfather

der occasion, for he really had told said the same thing. ! sem it was necessary to fill the sacks.

There is a felicity in the manner Pluto was asked what could be of Goldsłnith, 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

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, fortiwed 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 · med 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 modo PETRAch appeared with the rest, eration, candour might become in, he was passed by withont being no- discretion, fortitude obstinacy, char.. ticed and his oath refused, for, said ity impudence, and generosity prothe magistrates, your yes or no is fusion. Petter than the others' affidavits.

All philosophy is only forcing the THE WISH.

irade in happiness, when nature deI've often wished to have a friend. pies 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 cyery sorrow cheer, world. Children, madmen, lovers, Or mingle with my griefs a tear,. For whoin alone I wish to be,

and drunkards. 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.

stend to promote intoxication as a When the Persians under Xerxes mean of happiness. It is a generalinvaded 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. 5 Surrender your arms," Leonidas

No radiant pearl which crested fortune, wrate and returned this answer on

wears, 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, even very good understanding, of Nor vernal suns that gild the rising morn,

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

breaks of the age. 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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