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On Order in doing business; and the Utility of

Eearly rising.

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AY down a little plan for yourself, Studies,

and all your ftudies, exercises and employments will be ealy and practicable. You will have time for every thing; and you will never seem in a hurry, nor embarralled. embarrassed? Order the first law of nature, and of nature's God. The mioon, stars and tides, vary not a moment; and the fun knoweth iis “hour of going down.”

2. Without order a thouaad things will be improperly delayed, or wholly neglected. While we are helitating where to begin, or what bertating? to do, hours fly away infenfiol, never to return. If cvery thing know its place, you wil escape the loss of many valuable moments, fearches. and the anxiety of as many unprofitable searches.

3. Exacines is, by no means, the necesary, appendage of an old maid. Order is the very appendige : parent of tranquility. A person is always easy whose affairs are always in a regular arrange.

At the same time let the mechanifin of mechanisin? your process be invifible.

4. The perfection of art, you know, is to conceal it. Be always ready to receive your conceal. friends with an open countenance and a cheerful heart. Society and connection have claims upon us, to which we should facrifice every friciifice ? selfish confideration.

5. If you be an early riser, you may find time for every thing. It is amazing how much is gained by lopping off an hour or lopping. two, from indulgence, in the morning. Nor is the mere saving of time the only advantage. к

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Our fpirits are more lisely, and our faculties are more awake.

6. I do not know a practice, which I should more recommend, whether devotion, health, beauty, or improvement of the mind, were the object in view. How cheerful and how animated are the meditations of the morning ! What a delighiful bloom flushes into the cheeks from its balmy exhalations?

7. What an unspeakable cheerfulness glides into the soul, from hearing the devotional matins of the lark, and from beholding the newborn scenery of nature? How necessary is such a regimen to preserve that sweetness of complexion, and of breath, which are the very eflence and perfume of beauty !

8. When people think of accounting to God for the talents which they have received, they overlook the hours which are lost in floth and unreasonable indulgence. I have inured myself, for many years to this habit of early rising.

9. In the spring months of April and May, particularly, I grudge every moment that is waited after five. I consider it as a nude neglect to all those sweets, which open to salute me. And I always find so much more deducted from the firmuess of my health, and the vigor of my understanding.

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Frailty of Life.

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IKE as the damask rose you see,

Or like the blofiom on a tree,
Or like the dainty flower of May,
Or like the morning of the day,
Or like the fain, or like the shade,
Or like the gourd which Jonah had;
Ev'n such is man whose thread is spun,
Drawn out, and cut, and so is done.

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gourd.

The rose withers, the blossom blasteth,
The flower fades, the morning hateth,
The fun sets, the shadow flies,
The gourd consumes, and man he dies.

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2. Like to the grass that's newly sprung,
Or like a tale that's new begun,
Or like the bird that's here to-day,
Or like the pearled dew of May,
Or like an hour, or like a span,
Or like the singing of a lwan;
Ev'n such is man who lives by breath,
Is here, now there, in life and death.
The grass withers, the tale is ended,
The bird is flown, the dew's ascended,
The hour is ihort, the span not long,
The fwan near death, man's life is done.

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3.

Like to a bubble in the brook,
Or in a glass much like a look,
Or like a shuttle in a weaver's hand;
Or like a writing on the sand,
Or like a thought or like a dream,
Or like the gliding of a stream;
Ev’n such is man who lives by breath,
Is here now there, in life and death,
The bubble's out, the look's forgotten,
The shuttle’s flung, the writing's blotting,
The thought is palt, the dream is gone,
The water glides, man's life is done.
4. Like to a blaze of fond delight,
Or like a morning clear and bright,
Or like a frost, or like a shower,
Or like the pride of Babel's tower,
Or like the hour that guides the time,
Or like to beauty in her prime;
Ev’n such is inan, whose glory lends
His life a blaze or two, and ends.
Delights vanilh, the morn o'ercasteth,

Blaze.

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Breaks.

The frost breakes, the mower hafteth,
The tower falls, the hour spends,
The beauty fades, and man's life ends.

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5. Like to an arrow from the bow,
Or like swift course of water flow,
Or like that time 'twixt flood and ebb,
Or like the spider's tender web,
Or like a race, or like a goal,
Or like the dealing of a dole,*
Ev'n such is man, whose brittle state,
Is always subject unto fate,
The arrow's thot the food is spent,
The time's no time, the web is rent,
The race foon run, the goal foon won,
The dole foon dealt, man's life is done.

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lightning

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journey.

6. Like to the lightning from the sky,
Or like a post that quick doth hie,
Or like a quaver in a song,
Or like a journey three days long,
Or like the snow when summer's'come,
Or like the pear, or like the plumb;
Ev'n such is man who heaps up forrow,
Lives but this day and dies to-morrow,
The lightning's past, the post must go,
The song is thort, the journey's so,
The pear doth rot, the plumb doth fall,
The inow dissolves, and fo must all.

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An Account of the Snow-Storm, in Feb. 1802. Coall.

N the Atlantic coast of America, ON

north-east storms begin in the southwest, and proceed thence to windward, at the

Tate sometimes of about one hundred miles * A collection made Ly dc Roman Catholics at their funerals, and distributed or deait out by a friend of the deocaled, to the poor, to pray for the soul of the decoled painn.

an hour. It has been remarked long ago by Leeward ? Dr. Franklin, that storms from the north-east, on the eastern side of this continent, begin in the opposite point, or to leeward. Whether this rule universally obtains may perhaps as yet admit of some doubt. But during the uncommonly mild winter of 1801---2, there was a strong confirmation of it.

2. On the 2 ist. 22d. and 23d. of February, 1802, there was one of the most remarkable and long-continued snow.storms that had hipwrecks. been known for twenty years. It raged with extreme violence on the land, and was the cause of several shipwrecks along the fea-coast, many lives, and much property were lost. The movements in the atmosphere were felt atmosphere : first to the southward, and gradually progressed northward, so as to be sensible there; but not until after some hours.

3: The facts were collected, by Dr. Mitch- fefior. ill, at Washington, the feat of the National Government, during the session of Congress, when they could be ascertained with the greatest expedition, correctness and care, and are as follow:

4. After a fine, warm and clear morning, ascertainet? the air, towards evening, grew cloudy, and it became rainy and stormy. The time of its commencement near the capitol, on the banks of the Potomack, as observed by Gen. Smith, was about half an hour past five in the comment.. afternoon; and before eight the rain was er:

ment ? ceffive, and the wind boisterous. Here the weather did not become cold enough for fnow until towards morning.

5. The city of New York, which is situatu ed rather more than 24.0 miles to the N. E, did not feel this commotion of the atmof. watchman phere until about eleven.

Then the citywatchmen observed that the weather was

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