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Literary Oleanings.

FOR THE BALANCE.

WHEN Rousseau was quite young, he wrote a dull comedy called the " Coffee. House." A young officer, who attended its first representation, made the following im promtu on the occasion :

If prone to sleep we coffee take,
To keep us cheerful and awake;
What strange dull spell is then Rousseau's
O'er coffee thus to make us doze ?

ner.

The enmity which long subfisted between Voltaire and Rousseau produced much violent fatire. The following is one of Voltaire's most vulgar and malignant pie. ces :

The devil was drunk ; the devil said,
I've ta'en a frolick in my head!
I'll shape some animal, whose whole
Form and figure, body and soul,
Shall make the dullest vilest elf
Exclaim, “Behold the devil himself."
He spoke, and brimstone took, and clay,
In Styx well steep'd, and work'd away ;
And laugh'd, as, from th' ensulphur'd earth,
Lach new deformity took birth.
And, first, a shapeless, pumpkin head,
With bristly, stinking hair, and red ;
Carbuncles, huge, he next conven'd ;
A front of brass, to mask the fiend;
- With eye-brows white, and scant, and high ;
A squinting, black, malicious eye,
Which Envy spoke, devoid of sense;
A wide wry mouth; a nose immense ;
A grin sardonian that might fright
And make folks shudder at the sight ;
A spiral neck: an oval back,
So warp'd as to invite attack;
Thrown up, as 'twere, in barricado,
Most proper for the bastınado-

These he bestow'd and look'd and smil'd :
Like a fond father hugg'd the child,
And kiss'd again, admir'd and mus’d,
And soon a trait'rous soul infused.
Go creep and cringe, and fawn and fear,
Go stab and ftatter, smile and sneer;
Gall in thy heart, wind in thy head,
Be thou posses'd by me, he said !
Go forth and rhime, thy poison expand,
I'll at thy elbow ready stand.

The Excrescence heard ! his crowd he took,
And thrum'd, amain, from Rabelais' book !
And Marot's songs, discordant, squallid!
And magic girdles quickly scrawld !
Loudly proclaim'd himself a wit,
And old new nonsense daily writ !

His merit, soon, th' advantage gain'd
Of being hated, hiss'd, and can'd.
Expell'd, to hide his open shame,
He, next, a hypocrite became :
Last, to his sire, return'd again ;
Where with his sire, may he remain!

But, master Satan, you're a fool

den, the shock violent and the change exTo make a thing like this your tool !

treme. The French character, he added, Would you the world enslave, deceive, was criminal; but denied that it was viAnd make men worship and believe,

cious. I did not understand the diftinc. You should assume some fairer form ;

tion; and he explained it lo confift in their You'll best seduce when most you charm. impetuosity, and their sudden impulse to Besides, the son you sent, from hell,

act' without due reflection. If I rightly Betray'd by serving you too well.

recollea, Locke tells us there is no other vice. I perfectly agreed with him that the French had great qualities : that one mo

ment they were magnanimous, at another agiscellany.

cruel, and that both were in the extreme."

I know not where he had read it, but E X TRA C T.

speaking of the abolishment of feudal rights, he mentioned one, which finely

characterises their capricious tyranny. Du. FROM THE PORT FOLIO.

ring the lying in of the lady of the manor,

the vassals were obliged to silence all the IN Holcroft's new interesting “Trav.

Trav. || frogs: if the latter' croaked the former els from Hamburgh through Westphalia, were fined or punished. Holland and the Netherlands to Paris," a He maintained it would require a cen. very magnificient work, just received tury and a half to render the French as from London, we find an entire chapter tree as the Americans are at present. I dedicated to a generous memorial of the hope the calculation was false ; but I have talents and hospitality of the late WILLIAM || fears of which I shall speak in their place. VANS MURRAY, Esq. ambassador at the We enjoyed our social hour unclouded by Hague.

pride,mifruft,or affe&tation. Iknownot what "I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Mur we ate, but I know the dinner was excelray, the American minifter, at the Hague ; || lent: for, exclusive of the meats, which and he, in consequence of what he had l hospitality takes a pleasure to provide, heard and read of me, invited me to din there was "the feast of reason, and the His manner

was open and well flow of soul.” Mrs. Murray, honoured bred ; and I willingly accepted the propo. us with her company ; and the sweetness fa!. In a foreign country to meet with a of her manners gave charms to her underwell informed man, who speaks your lan. standing. Of this, judging from so short guage, and has been bred under laws and a visit, I can give no decided opinion ; Customs that have a great affinity with your but it appeared to be well and perhaps own, is a peculiar enjoyment. It is the highly cultivated. They have now left the green mould of Cheshire cheese, which is busy world: the forms and seemings and always poignant to the taste, when at home; smiles which diplomacy imposes. May but abroad it is a luxury which money can they enjoy not only the peace of retire. seldom procure.

ment, but that variety which gives a charm
Mr. Murray, with amiable frankness, to lite : of which iumultuous ciljes are
told ine he knew some of our opinions dit- scarcely more prolific, than the country
fered; but that liberal men, acquainted retreat if well fludied and well understood.
with the world, never made difference of
opinion the cause of quarrel. Let them
but think and diicuss with good humour,

FROM A LONDON PAPER.
and it is the cause of mutual benefic.
All his remarks were of a public nature,

MATRIMONY.
and many of them were founded in truth.
The American character, he said,

A Gentleman, between 30 and 40 years formed on the English ; and the Ameri. of age of good family—and a person which, cans, consequently, had in them a mixture if not handsome, is at least free from de. of democracy. This mixture perhaps was formity, and a fortune of 3000l. exclugreater from the daring spirit of many of live of 200l. per ann. arising from a genits original colonists : men who had offen- teel profession, wishes to be united to a la. ded the laws of England, and had been dy of character, an affectionate, religious, sent into the woods and wilds of Ameriea yet cheerful disposition, and equal tortune. to effct their reform. Here neceflily ren The advertiser will not expect any engagedered them industrious and orderly; and ment to be entered into till he has given their audacious habits fitted them to repel the fullest and most unequivocal proof of the assaults of the native Indians. The his being what he describes himselt. Letprogress of the American revolution vers, poft paid, addressed to L. P Irvingmight be traced : it was prepared, gradu. fton, Esq. No. 6, Southampton-Court, al, and for that reason, took a permanent Bloomsbury, (an affumed name] will meet form. In France, the revolution was fud- with aiteation. The strictest secrecy and

on.

delicacy will be observed. The adverti.

HONEST MISSIONARY.

R. I. for the space of 21 days. In this ser will give three hundred guineas to any

situation she had yeaned a lamb, which one who will introduce him to a lady of the

A person by the name of James Harris, I lived about a fortnight, and was killed by above description, if a marriage be the

who lays he has been a Missionary preach the falling in of the snows.-The Ewe consequence.

er, was taken up in New Haven, Con. was preserved.
necticut, a few weeks past, and sentenced
to receive eight lashes, for ftealing a pock.

A trotting.match of 12 meafured miles, et-book containing ninety seven dollars. Il in a curracle, has lately been decided in His excuse for taking the money was,

New-York. The winning horse came in that he had himself been robbed, and tho't,

about a dozen lengths a head ; he pertherefore, that “ one good turn deserved

formed it in 42 minutes and 25 seconds. another." Be it our wechly task,

The Madras prints of Dec. 3, record To note the passing tidings of the times.

We understand that it is contemplated ith on the ist November, near Caslowly

an important victory gained by the Bric>>>>>$00CCCCCC to run a line of mail ftages froin this city to

in Hindoftan, in which they had 172, inte! Pittsburg, to commence in June next. It is Hudson, May 1, 1804.

cluding officers, killed, and 652 wounded. to be performed in six days, being a dis.

There was allo killed in the battle, 277 ance of 300 miles, 120 of which are contin. ued chains of mountains. The advantages horses, besides 154 wounded, and 122

1 NIISS.1CHUSE775 ELECTION, which will result to the community at large. Il missing: Mijor Gen-ral Ware's head was

carried away by a cannon ball. LATEST ACCOUNTS RECEIVED, from this laudabie undertaking, must be STRONG......

If we can place confidence in the last ..25.087

obvious, and we trust that it will meet SULLIVAN........

accounts from Ceylon, we may suppole ..21,305 with adequate encouragernent.

that all the British territory on the island is

Phil. E. Poft. by this time evacuated by the Candiaas. CONNECTICUT ELECTION.

[New-York paper.] Sound principles must and will prevail

We perceive by the New York papers in this state. Governor Trunbull will, that 167 of the lots at Hobokan have al. Extract of a letter from a Midshipman on board ihe as usual, be ele£ted by a very large major: ready been sold ; and that, generally, they

Constitution, to his friend in Wilmington, (De!) ity. have fallen into the hands of industrious

Constitution, at Syracuse, Niny 29t) 180). mechanics and tradesmen, who really in

Dear Sir,
EDITARD LIVINGSTON,

tend to build houses and workshops there.

It is expected that at the next leflion “I am extremely happy to have it in Ci devant Mayor oi the city of New

of Congress it will be constituted a port York, and Attorney of that District-and

my power to inform you fomething of the who, as faced by the New York Herald, eligible town plot will progress beyond all of Eatry and Delivery. We think this circumstances of the Dey of Algiers.

" He has in his treasury-filteen millions ! con!efled judgment in the District Court

calculation. of the United States, last November lerin,

of dollars, 20,000 horse and foot, has ran. for one hundred thousand dollars, for

fomed from him, upon an average calculapublic monies which came to his hands

Four frigates are equipping, by order of tion, 1200 flaves annually, 1500 dollars by virtue of his office, and have been ap.

the administration, which are immediately each. Taxes, rent, &c. between four and plied to his own private use, has honored to be dispatched to reinforce the U. States five million--ninety-four thousand inhabi.

tants in the city of Algiers—naval force ihe city of New Orleans with his presence. Cquadron in the Mediterranean.

four frigates, three brigs, two schooners, [ Natchez Paper.]

A bill has passed the House of Repre. three xebec ships. The cey received our

sentatives, appropriating 50,000 dollars for conful, and the utmost attention was paid William C. C. Claiborne, Gavernor of progressing with the public buildings in him by the Dey's first officers--we believe the Misliflippi Territory, has authorised the the City of Walhington.

the United States to be the most favoured establshment of a bank of Discount, De

nation. He made us a handlome present posit and Exchange, in the city of New

We understand that the records of West of bullocks, sheep, poultry, and vegeta. Orleans, under the name of the Louis | Floridia, fometime ago delivered by the bles of every kind. IANA BANK." The capital is to consilt of British government to our miniller in " The British consul is ordered from 600,000 dollars divided into shares, of 100 London, have safely arrived at Baltimore, Algiers--we are informed the dey bas a dollars each. Subscriptions were to be o. and are daily expected at the department number of Briuh subjects at labour." pened the 16 h of March, under the sea of state.

[Vat. Iniel.] perintendance of Edward Livingston and

NATCIIEZ, MARCH 4. 15 other gentlemen. cs soon as 300,000

It is afferted, that the British have got A melancholy circumstance took place dollars are subscribed for, the Sockliold. pofleffion of the city of St. Domingo, last night at the Pine Ridge on the Pine ers are to chuse 15 Directors, who are to with the approbation of the Haytian Gov. Grove Plantation. Between the hours of continue in office unul che ed Monday in erainent. The French troops have been 2 and 3 the gin was oblerved to be on fire January next, after which they are to be permitted to remove themselves to Cuba. in all directions, so much fo, as to render elected annually. The Bills and Nores The whole island of Hispaniola is now in fruitless any exertion of Mr. Parkinson are to be transferable and negociable, and poffeffion of the blacks, under the com and the negroes to fave it. Sixty thousand obligatory on the Bank, though not un mand of Gen. Dellalines, Firji Consul weight of cotton in the feed is supposed der seal.' The Directors bare power coin for life.

[Prov. pap.] to have been consumed by the devouring crease their capital stock to 2.000.000 dol

element, the wind from the northward Jars. The continuance of the charter is During the Crow storms the past winter, blowing very fresh. However we are hap

an Ewe was buried in North Providence, py to say by the attention of that gentleman,

limited to 10 years.

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who kape the negroes on the alert, thieli for Paris. The First Consul affected the is lared to have been related by an Ameri. dwelling houfe and the negroes cabin, fen. | urmalt tranquility on being informed of can gentleinan just arrived. ces, &c. (all contagious to the gin,) no the conspiricy. "He gave orders for re. The embargo which we yesterday men. further damaye was sustained. It is lup. leasing Gen. Moreau's brothers and his tioned to have been laid on all vefleis in the posed from a variety of circumstances, Secretary ; 'and took occafion to observe several ports of this kingdomn, is likely to ihat fire was intentionally put to the build to the Grand Judge, who had waited on be of very short duration. An cierprize ing, and that the foul deej was execu hiin to know his pleasure refpc&ing the against crrtain ports of the enemy will be ted by a person in the neighborhood. conspirators, “that it the transaction in immediately carried into execution. Will not the avenging hand of heavenvolved one of those measures in which Our Plymouth letter flates, that the wing the swiftest arrows of retribution, on nothing was to be consulted but the safety French flees had not attempted to saal from the fiend that could thus diabolically rob of the country, the conspirators would have Breft so late as Saturday laft, though they five innocent orphans of their fubffance. been carried before a court martial, and continued in perfect readiness for fca.

Information has been received from executed the same night. But this," said Admiral Cornwallis has detached four sail New Orleans, that several attempis have he, "requires only the ordinary criminal of the line, to wa:ch the enemy's squadron been recently made to sei fire to that city. procedure ; and it is my desire that all its at Rochefort. Governor Claiborne has iflued a procia forms (hould be serupulously observed." From Dover we learn, that a person ar. mation offering a reward of 500 dollars for A lew hours after the release of Moreau's rived there a few days ago from Flushing, the detection of the incendiaries.

Secretary, an order was again issued for who says, that he saw upwards of twency The governor has also, by his procla. his apprehension in consequence of fresh boats completely fitted up for the convey: matio of the 21st ule. offired a pardon to

information, which very deeply, impli. ance of cavalry, and that near iwo hundred all abfent Naves who shall return to their cated him ir. the conspiracy; in mean more, of the same description, would respective owners within two montis ime however, he had effected his escape Mhortly be ready for sea. from that date : provided they are char. from Paris.

Thirty two verels of different descripged with no other crime than running a.

MARCH 9

tors, have within those few days got into way.

Some Dutch Papers to the 29' h ult. were

Boulogne from the West ward.
vesterday received, but they contain no
FOR E I G' N.

The London Courier" offthe 15th ult. accounts from Paris of a later date, than

(which bas juít been put into our hands LONDON, MARCII 5.

hole which appeared in our Paper of

Wedoesday It is said that some Frenchmen have ar

by a commercial friend) contains the fola It is slated, however, that

lowing articles : rived at Jersey, from La Vendee, with a the First Consul had vified the Theatres

[Mer. Adv.]

“ Pichegru had attempted to elude dir. view to solicit arms, &c, fom our Gov.

twice face the dete&tion of the lace con. ernment, for maintaining a content in that piracy, and that he was cach time greeted llcovery by using crutches. It is said, too, with the loudett applause. It is added, I received to the roch, that he had been a

in some Durch papers which have been country in favour of the Royal Coufe. The policy of encouraging such infurrec

that he' perfits in his plan of invading conliderable time in the Thuilleries before

England, and that orders have been issued his arreft. To a questiom refpe&ting the tion at the present moment, when it would be wholly unfupported; would be more

by him for accelerating the preparations cause of his having quitted England, le than doubtíul.

for its execution. The Dutch Papers It is still reported that the Toulon fleet

ftate, that Gen. Dumas and Admiral Non replied that he left it io call General Mo. geo are at this time on a visit of inspektion having denounced him to the Directory.

reau for his condnet towards him, Moreau failed on the 29th January-is force is varionfly stated; but it is generally, fup. gium, whcre the utmost activity continues to the different ports and dockyards of Bel

Being further preted as to his having pused to be ten sail of the line. It is be.

feen Moreau, he is said to have answered, lieved that its destination is to collect the to prevail. A detachment of the Flushing

“ Aber what has passed between us, we Ferrol and Rochfort quadrons, and thus flotilla lately put to sea with two batal

cannot see each other but word in hand." reinforced to forin a junction with the

lions of troops on board, but loon after reBreit fcet. Turned in consequence of a heavy fog ren

“ It is underflood that Moreau is to be

tried before a criminal court, consisting A letter from Lifbon, dated the 14h ult, dering it uníale for them to proceed:

of fix judges; and that he is not to be almentions a report of some fresh requifitions they were probably destined to join the

lowed the benefit of a trial by jury. having been made by the French Minister grand flotilla at Boulogne.

“ The firing heard at Deal and Dover to the Portuguele Governmevi.

Letters from Russia affert, that the Em

two or three days ago, did not, it is now MARCH 6.

peror Elexander has fully agreed to enter | said, proceed from our cruisers, but from The Moniteurs of the later dates, are into a convention with Great Britain and

the enemy, who were exercising their principally filled with congratulatory ad. some other Powers, the proposed object

mortars, gun-batieries, and notilla. Their dresses to the First Consus from the Na. of which is to preserve the integrity of the boats and vessels have made no movement tional Instirute, the Cousular Guard and Ottoman Empire. It is also said, that a indicatory of an intention to put to lea. the different Civil, Military, and Clerical ; further augınentation of his military force The embargo, which has just been ta. Authorities, throughout the whole of the is immediately to take place, and that or. ken off, did not extend to every port. Republic. Different extraēts are also giv ders have actually been given for the fail

No embargo took place either at Leith, en from the Courier de Londres, as a ing of the Russian fleet.

Hull, or New.Caftle." proot that the allaslination of the First

The expectation of the next accounts Consul was an event which had, for some from France proving highly interesting, time palt, been confidently expected by gives rise, daily, to a variety of rumours,

The Knot.
the French emigrants in this country. but which are found to originate merely in
Madame Lajollaio, the wife of the princi-

vagne conjecture.
Of this description

MARRIED, pal agent in Moreau's conspiracy, was ap. was the report mentioned in our last paper, At Loonenburgh, Mr. A NASA RUGGLES to prehended at Strasburg, and her papers of Moreau and Pichegru Having been guil. Miss. MARY PARKER, daughter of Joseph Parker seized, as she was on point of setting off lotined at Paris, though the circumstance Esq. all of that place.

FROM THE CORRECTOR.

all his poultry was stolen, and around the By Toby Tickler, Esq.

neck of a throttled gander, the purloining

wit left the following diftich.
THIS THE HOUSE THAT GEORGE BUILT,

Since though 'twas never yet diyin'd
Che Wreath.

A Cantata, written for the amusement of In Athens or in Greece,

the little Masters and Miles of the com Your wisdom has explored a mind
bined houses.

In ganders and in geese.

Goosecaps you treat of different kinds,
To be sung after the Election. The

With eating and with arguing,
EXTRA C T.

words by Mr. THOMAS THUMB. And I take their bodies you their minds,
set to Music by JOHN HORNER, Esq.

Which has the better bargain ?
THE RUINS.

The Government House. This is the
House that George* built.

TRUE PATRIOTISM.
BY SELLICK OSBORN.

Emoluments, Perquisites and Office.
This is the Malt, that lay in the houle that

AN HISTORICAL ANECDOTE.
I've seen, in twilight's pensive hour,

George built.
The moss clad dome, the mouldering tower,

The family of Livingston. This is the
In awful ruin stand ;
Rat, that eat the malt, that lay in the house

WHEN Vespasian commanded a lenator That dome, where grateful voices sung, that George built.

to give his voice against the intereft it bis That tower, whose chining music rung,

Colonel Burr. This is the Cat, that

country, and threatened him with immediMajestically grand ! killed the rat, that eat the malt, that lay in

ate death it he spoke on the other side-the

Roman conscious that the attempt to ferve the house that George built. I've seen, mid sculptur'd pride, the tomb

Cheetham. This is the Dog, that bark'd

a people was in his power, though the e

vent was ever so uncertain answered with a Where heroes slept, in silent gloom,

at the cat that killed the rat, that eat the Unconscious of their fame;

smile" did I ever tell you that I was im. malt, that lay in the house that George built. Those who, with laurel'd honours crown'd, Tunis Wortman. This is the Beast, mortal? My virtue is at my own disposal

, Among their foes spread terror round, with the crumpled horn, that roared with

my life at yours : do what you will, i thall

do what I ought: and if I die in the ferAnd gain'd-an empty name !

the dog, that bark'd at the cat, that killed
the rat, that eat the malt, that lay in the

vice of my country, I shall have more triI've seen, in death's dark palace laid, house that George built.

umph in my death, than you in all your The ruins of a beautious maid,

laurels." De Witt Clinton. This is the Maider, Cadaverous and pale !

all forlorn, that loved the beast with the That maiden, who, while life remain'd,

crumpled horn, that roared with the dog, O'er rival charms in triumph reign'd, chat bark'd at the cat, that killed the rat,

TERMS OF THE BALANCE, The mistress of the vale. that eat the malt, that lay in the house that

FOR 1804
I've seen, where dungeons damps abide,
George buil:.

To City Subscribers, Two Dollars and Fifty
Ambrose Spencer. This is the Judge; l Cents, payable quarterly.
A youth, admir'd in manhood's pride,
In fancied greatness rave ;
byall for sworn, that wedded the maiden all

To those who receive them by mail, Two DolHc, who in Reason's happier day, forlorn, that loved the beast with the crum

ars, payable in advance. Was virtuous, witty, nobly gay, pled horn, that roared with the dog, that

To those who take their papers at the office, in bark'd at the cat, that killed the rat, that Learn'd, generous and brave.

bundles, or otherwise, a deduction from the city eat the malt, that lay in the house that

price will be made. Nor dome, nor tower, in twilight shade, George built.

A handsome Title Page and Table of Contents Chief Justice Lewis. This is the PupVor hero fall'n, nor beauteous maid,

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will accompany the last number of the volume. To ruin all consign'd, pet, covered with scorn, that flattered the

Advertisements inserted in a handsome and conCan, with such pathos, touch my breast, Judge by all forsworn, that wedded the

spicuous manner, in the Advertiser which accompa. As (on the maniac's form imprest) maiden all forlorn, that loved the beast

nies the Balance. THE RUINS OF A NOBLE MIND!

with the crumpled horn, that roared with
the dog, that bark'd at the cat, that killed

Ν Ο Τ Ε.
the rat, that eat the malt, that lay in the
house that George built.

The first and second Volumes of the Balance,
Diversity.

Toby Tickler Esq. This is the Cock, may be had on the following terms
hat crow'd in the morn, that sparred at

First Volume-unbound-
EPIGRAM

the puppet covered with scorn, chat flat. Second Volume,
tered the Judge by all forswo:n, that wed Both Volumes,

$ 4 On the death of a Dr. Evans, who,

ded the maiden all forlorn, that loved the If bound, the price of binding (either plain or el like the “ egregious Moore," latirized by beast with the crumpled horn, that roared egant) will be added.- An unbound volume may be Arbuthnot and Pope, was famous for the with the dog, that bark'd at the cat, that kii. sent to any post-office in the state for 52 cents post. deitruction of worms.

led the rat, that eat the malı, that lay in age ; or to any post-office in the union for 78 cents Evans, of worm destroying note,

the house that George buil:. With little folks, who need 'em, Has all his life been poisoning worms,

• His Excellency George Clinton, the first Gov. And now's consign'd to feed 'em ernor of the State of New York.

HARRY CROSWELL, Thus 'twixt our doctor and his foes,

Warren-Street, Hudson. Accounts are pretty trim ;

A CERTAIN vffionary once declared For many years he liv'd by those,

that his geese and ganders were posle fred WHERE PRINTING IN GENERAL IS EXECUTED And now they live on bim. of souls as well as men. The next night

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acters at noon, will have but little time, suited not 'with the sorrow of his soul.

except the night, to digeft the one or spec. He had loft his most amiable, most genuIN consequence of the absence of the editor, who is attending court at New-York, the Balance

ine friend, and his unoftentatious grief was ulate upon the other. The night, there. must appear, for a week or two, wishout the u fore, is often dedicated to compofition, eager to privacy and shade. Sincere forsual proportion of original matter.

and while Ilie light of the paly planets dis. row rarely suffers its tears to be seen. It covers at his desk the Preacher, more wan was natural for llaac to selea a season to

than they, he may be heard repeating em. weep in, which !hould relemble the coSclcard. phatically with Dr. Young,

lour of his fate.' The darkness, the soDarkness has much divinity for me.

lemnity, the fillness of cve, were favorFROM THE PORT TOLIO.

He is then alone, he is then at peace. No able to his melancholy purpose. He for

companions near, but the silent volumes fook, therelore, the bustling tents of his THE LAY PREACHER.

on his shelf, no noise abroad bui tie click father, the pleasant · south country,' and of the village clock, or the bark of the

• well of Lahairoi,' he went out and " Watchman, what of the night ?"

pen. village dogs. The deacon has then smok. Gively meditated at the eventide. TO this query of Isaiah the watchman ed his fixih and last pipe, and asks noi a The Grecian and Roman philosophers makes, I think, but a finple reply ; and question more, concerning Josephus, or

firmly believed that the dead of midnight tells the propliet what, if he had the leaf the church. Suillness a:ds study, and the

is the noon of thought.' One of them is ftriaticring of allronorny, he must have sermon proceeds. Such being the obli. well known before, .. that the morning | gations to night, it would be ungrateful citing knowledge from the skies, in private

beautifully described by the poet, as folicomah, and also the night." Any old not to acknowledge them. As my watch

and nightly audience, and that neither his Almanac could hare said as much. I ful eyes can discern its dim beauties, my

theme, nor his nightly walks were forsakthink that night, however footy and ill-fa. warm heart Mall teel, and my prompt pen

en till the sun appeared, and dimmed his voured it may be pronounced by those, ihail describe, the uses and the pleasures

nobler intellectual beam.' We undoubt. who were born under a day-ftar, merits of the nocturnal hour.

edly owe to the studions nights of the an. a more particular description. I feel pe. Watchman, what of the night ? I can, cients, most of their claborate and immor . culiarly disposed to arrange fume ideas in with propriety, imagine this question ad.

tal productions. Among then it was nefavour of this season. I know that the dressed to myself. I am a profesied lucu.

cellary that every man of letters should majority are literally blind to its merits ; brator, and who so well qualified to delin- | trim the midnight lamp. The day might they must be prominent, indeed, to be dis. eate the fable hours, as

be given to the Forum or the Circus, but cerned by the closed eyes of the snorer, A meager, muse rid mope, adust and thin.

The night was the season for the statesman who thinks night was made for nothing || However injuriously night is treated by

However injuriously night is treated by to project his schemes, and for the poet but sleep. But the student and fage are the sleepy moderns, the vigilance of the

10 pour lis verle. Night has likewise, willing to believe that it was formed for aucients could not overlook its benefits with great reason, been considered, in evhigher purposes ; and that it not only re. and joys. In as carly a record, as the book

ery age, as the astronomer's day. Young cruits exhausted [pirits, but sometimes in. of Gencsis, I find that Ifaac, though he de- l observes, with energy, that an undevout forms inquisitive, and amends wicked

voied his assiduous days to action, reserved astronomer-is mad.' The priviledge of ones.

{peculation till night. He went out to contemplating thole brilliant and numer. Duty, as well as inclination, urges the meditate in the field at the eventide.' He

ous myriads of planets, which bedeck our Lay Preacher to sermonise, wbile others chole that sad, that folemn hour, toʻrefle&t | fkies, is peculiar to night, and it is our duty, flumber. To read oumerous volumes ir pon the virtues of 'a beloved and depart both as lovers of moral and natural beauty, the morning, and to observe various char il noler. The tumults and glare of day to bless that season, when we are indulged

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