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DURING the late expeditions against different parts of the coast of Spain, a party of seamen had been trained, for a day or two, in military tacticks, and no small number of admonitory precepts were bestowed upon them by a military officer, as to the necessity of obeying, with promptitude, the words of command. However, in the attack of a fort, the words “ Incline to the right” having been given, the Jacks pushed on in the same direction as before, and appeared to care for nothing but the enemy in view, towards whom they were rushing with their usual dauntlessness. A naval lieutenant, seeing the errour, immediately rushed forward in front of the party, and bawled out: “ Starboard, my boys ''' an exhortation which was instantly attended to, with an aye, aye, sir, by the whole party.

THE mayor of a certain great and respectable borough near Norwich, not half a century ago, summoned a full assembly of the corporation; and, on its being met, he arose and said: “It has been a matter of much surprise to me, consi

dering the length of time since the decease of queen Anne, that the compliment should still be paid her memory, of mentioning her name in all publick decds, &c. and I wonder at it the more, as every gentleman must agree with me, that we never had a more gracious monarch than his present majesty, king George the third. I have, therefore, called this assembly for the purpose of making a proposition, which, from the known loyalty of my worthy brethren, I doubt not, will be unanimously approved of; namely, that in all deeds, charters, and publick papers, belonging to, and issued from the borough of , instead of the usual words Anno Domini, for the future, shall be substituted the word George Domini;” which motion was lost by a majority of three.


.4 new Mode of Challenging a Jury.—An Irish gentleman, previous to a trial, in which he was defendant, was informed by his counsel, that if there were any of the jury, to whom he had any personal objections, to legally challenge them. “ By — and so I will,” replied he, “if they don’t bring me off handsomely, I will challenge every man of them.

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OLID Snub, who to a married life Was partial, took a second wife, Who thought his disposition curst, From always speaking of his first; He checked her hopes, roused all her fears, Constantly dinning in her ears, “His first wife’s merit, beauty, grace; “Her even temper, lovely face;” Which praise, left-handed and absurd, She heard, but spoke no single word; And though she was no paltry beauty, She only sighed and did her dutv. Snub’s friends allowed but little credit Due to his first wife, though he said it; For they could contradict him flat, And knew they’d lived like dog and cat; And, to do justice, often reckoned He’d the best bargain in the second. One day he gave a sumptious treat; The wine was famous, good the meat Naught could their lavish praise excel; “Why, yes,” cry’d he, “’tis pretty well; “I’m generally good dinners giving; “But had my dear, first spouse been living !”— The wife, howe'er he might provoke, Felt all her wrongs, and seldom spoke; But now, so palpably offended, Said something more than she’d intended; “Sir, all must your misfortunes see; “You’ve a most wretched wife in me; “But to be honest in your dealing, “You should allow for fellow-feeling; “Though sorry your first wife should die, “You can’t regret her more than I’” BADINE. THE AMAT E U R. AN Amateur, by musick caught so, That he excelled, at least he thought so, Would dash away in such a style, As made some wonder, and some smile; He went to Rome, with money plenty, And charmed the flattering cognoscenti; All instruments he clever thought, Cost what they would, he always bought.

Once at a crash, in full display,
He heard the famed Nardini play;
And, as he joined the glorious din,
He swore he’d buy his violin;
The Italian was not very nice,
But made him pay a handsome price.

Scarcely the fiddle was sent home,
When he began to rage and foam;
He tried it, scraped through all the keys,
Yet his spoiled ear he could not please;
He said 'twas in a strange condition,
And called it a vile imposition;
That he Nardini would attack,
And make him give the money back.

Big with this very wise intent, His steps he to the fiddler bent; Blamed every thing; the strings, the bow, *Twas bad in alt, and worse below; In short, the fiddle to his chin, He cry’d: “Sir, you have ta'en mein.” “Saire " said Nardini, “let metry.” Swift o'er the chords his fingers fly; And, as each sense became his capture, The amateur exclaimed, in rapture, “I could not make it play like this " “Good sir, I'll tell you vat it iss; “”Twas you took in yourself a little; “”Tis true, sir, I can sell my fittle; “And English gold have great much

“charm, “But, tamn it, I can’t sell my arm /* BADINE.


WHEN Chronos ranged the world below, And reveled with impunity,

From age he flew, with youth moved slow, But courted o PP or T UNITY.

The ardent nymph, fleet as the stag, Receded from community;

Then would to disappointment brag, “He’s missed his opportunity.”

“I.et virgins, therefore, in their prime,
Grant Hymen’s importunity;

I'or if they dally long with r1 ME,
They’ll lose fair opportunity.”

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She may show at the church her chain of
Hung o'er her bosom bare;
She may show those silver-netted spraings
Which truss her inky hair,
And she may show her new domain,
So richly laid and fair;
And she may show her heart to God,
What broken vows are there.
By THo MAs Edwards, Esq. author of
the Canons of Criticism,
To T. WRAY, Esq. written during a Fit of
TRUST me, dear Wray, not all these
three months’ pain,
Though tedious seems the time in pain to
Nor all those restless nights, through
which in vain
I’ve sought for kindly sleep to lull my
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