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Lady's Magazine;


Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, appro

priated solely to their Use and Amusement.

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The Glancer. No, III. 103 2 Anecdote,

109 3 Grasville Abhey,

ibid. 4 Delcription of the City of Paris, 112 5 Anecdote,

ibid. 6 Sketches of Fashionable Life, 113 7 The Adventures of the Baron de Lovzinski,

114 8 Aoe dotes of the French Court, 118 9 Lantable Proposal for relieving the

Industrious Poor, 10 The Mutual Surprise. An Oriental Talc,

123 11 Account of the New Comedy,

called the Wheel of Fortune, 128 12 A Dialnguc between a Brother and Silter,


13 Gonzalo de Cordova, 14 Sketch of Vatiuns Characters, 135 Is Pallion subdued by Reason. A F:a. ment.

137 16 De Courville Castle.

ibid. 17 En'gmatical Lifts,

140 18 POETICAL ESSAYS. Prologue to the

Comedy of the wheel of Fortune, -Epiingue to the fame.---6). Beauty. - Verses from Miis Cristall's Poetical Sketches. - The Piera montese. --The Mirroi's Alldels

to a Young Lady, 141-144 19 Foreign News, 20 Home News,

147 21 Births and Marriages, 151 22 Deaths,




This Number is embellished with the following Copper-Plates, viz.

1. A New Pattern Sprig for a Gown, Apron, &c.' 2. A View of the City of Paris. 3. Passion fubdued by Reason. And, 4. Sunnet by the late Dr Greene.

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Received,—Contentment. A Vision.-Effay on Duelling.- On the Rights of Wives.-Epithalamium on the approaching Princely Nuptials, Enigmas by C. c. &c. &c.




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is sure to raise up agaitist us a mul

titude of open or secret enemies. No. III.

Discontent, when manifested by our

external behaviour, is by our neighTHAT tranquillity of mind is bours, generally, and not unfreand self-enjoyment, is a position They suspect we think ourselves which no person will attempt to treated with injustice by the world, deny; it resembles a geometrical which we suppose to be either blind axiom, it states the thing in question to, or envious of our merits; while in other terms. The gratification they, on the other hand, incline to . of violent paflions or inordinate de. think that we fare nearly as well Gires ceases almost the moment it as we deserve, and that we have begins, and as the mind cannot not half so much to complain of in long remain empty, some new paf- that respect, as themselves. fiɔn, probably more violent and But it must certainly appear sua more tyrannical than the former, perfluous to enlarge nuch on the juhes in, to fill up the void. This intrinsic value and good effects of fucceffion of agitation and storm this happy disposition of mind. They becomes more and more natural and are certainly too manifest to be for necessary, and renders th: return a moment doubted. Of much inore to real tranquillity and ease more importance is it to consider by what and more impracticable.

means it may be procured : and The good effects of this calmness though precepts for the attainment of mind, it is likewise to be re- of this desirable quality are much marked, are by no means confined easier to propound than to practise, to ourselves alone ; it extends its it may not be improper to remark, influence and benefit to all with that whoever, by continued exer whom we converse. A disposition tions of the power he pollefres to be easily pleased, at the same over his paflions, thall have brought time that it preserves us froin num-them under a due subjection to his berless anxieties and ditappoint reason, has made a very great promenţs, is a frever-failing recom-gress towards the obtaining that endation to the friendřip of all tranquil state of mind of which we about us ; while the contrary habit are speaking. Every victory of this


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the sea,

kind which he obtains, renders the ceived him, and gave him the full fucceeding conteft more easy, till at command of his fleet; but the courlength, what was at first a labour, tiers, envious of his great merit, becomes a habit, and no itruggle persuaded that prince not to hazard whatever is necessary. The mind so great a force with a man, whose which accuftoms itself to reflection, probity was somewhat doubtful. sees so little importance in things Hannibal's fleet was consequently which excite the most active conten- much retrenched; he nevertheless tion among mankind, and so little of conceived a stratagem, which amdurability in them had they any im- ply supplied his want of force : for a portance, that their presence or ab- fufficient number of pitchers being sence appears to it almost the same, provided, he ordered them to be and they become incapable of dif- filled with snakes, scorpions, and turbing its tranquillity. Such a other reptiles. The two fleets being mind will, likewise, view every ob- met, the Romans at first laughed to ject in the moft favourable light, for see the pitchers thrown upon them, every object has its dark and iis which breaking, by their fall, the bright side ; and as there are few noxious contents obliged many to things in this world so good but throw themselves into the censorious and the querulous whereby Hannibal gained a commay find enough in them to cen- plete victory. sure and condemn; so, likewise, are there few so bad but the placid and easily contented may extract from them advantage. In every change GRASVILLE ABBEY; of circumstances therefore, and on

A ROMANCE. every occurrence in life, it should be our first care to coniider the be

By G. M. Befits which may possibly result

CHAP. IX. from the new situation in which we may find ourselves, rather than

(Continued from p. go.) the inconveniences which may, but too probably, be the unavoidable

TERROR. consequence ; we shall thus by de.

“ Light thickens, and the prow grees create and confirm a habit Makes wing to the rooky wood; of content and tranquillity which Good things of day begin to droop and will enable us to pass thrcugh life

drowse, with more pleasure to ourselves and While night's black agents to their less disturbance and offence to

prey do rouse ; others.

Thou marve'It at my words: but hold

thee fill, Things bad begun : make ftrọng them

selves by ill. ANECDOTE.

So pray thee go with me.'?

MACBETH. I S by TANNIAAL the Carthaginian UPERSTITION (though great,

ly encouraged idle conversathe prevalence of a contrary fiction, ciwn ard fabulous tales) is natural to leave Carthage, put himself un- co mankind, and often inbabits the der the protection of Antiochus, breasts of those, woole valour and king of Syria, then at war with the intiepidity in other respects have fionrans. The king joyfully re- been cqually known and experienced. .


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