grasps within

that set the teeth on edge : and beyond the planets-whose throne their ruptures, eventuale in the is in the Heaven of Heavens. The keenest torment ;-Death seals Christian 'beholding as in a glass, their misery forever.

the glory of God, is changed to

the same glory.' Other men boast of their ac. quirements and knowledge, they

The earthly philosopher remains expaliate on the heavens-or fir

on the earth, and still continues mament, with their dependent plan. his earthly conversations :--The ets, or worlds unseen; they pur. Divine philosopher has his conversue their fancy, until the exten. sation changed into heavenly, and sion of space is filled with system lives in love, in God. Whilst the on systems; the are puff'd up and earthly philosopher arranges the awelled with own conceits ;--yet stars.-The Christian with a humthese themes are high, in compa ble boldness, draws nçar to him rison with tbosc who are only a who spreads out Heaven as a curmused with mean, sordid and self. tain and tells them all by name. ish things ;-The philosopher is

yet such are the men, who are not contented with the earth, but called nothing:-such by the po

bis imagination, lite circle are described, as possessthe extended heavens.

ing defected minds :-infected by

religious maniac. Philosophy has its advantage, it describes created light ; but the The cxcellence of Religion is philosopher may dwell out life up: | perceived by its sublime subjects, on the sun-bcam, admiring its di- by its superior virtue, and the exversities, whilst his soul may l'c ternal duration of its advantages.main dark as the blackness of mid- The perfections of God, his atnight. Astronomy will also cause tributes--glories-works,--proviastonishment and wonder to our | dence-redemption; the soul-its senses, whilst we refuse to per. Worth and immortality ;--eternal ceive the perfect harmony in all life ;-its duration these are its the works and ways of the Almigh-subjects. ty creator , --It will influence men to view the lustre of the planets,

It enables the soul, clothes it and yet be insufficient to point out Aith greatness, and reflects it with 10 them, the bright and morning glory. Thrones must be cast slar, that reflects light on the way

down, empian and kingdoms be to immortality,

demolished, but the subjects of

true religion, live and enjoy hapBut Religion, or Divine philo- piness for ever. sophy, reveals to our adoreing ininds,light uncreated and eternal; Yet there are many, and young it leads us to him, who wells far l men, who profess to be--striving te

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acquire the principles of true know fair sex, than the other, and that Jedge, that they may benefit man they generally level their caluciny kind by their acquisitions ;--that against their own sex; in Women they may adorn society with their we should expect all that is lender, virtues-who scoff at sacred things, compassionate and commiserating, and who embrace every favorable how disagreeable then may I say, opportunity to redicule those in- disgusting is to the candid çar, 19 stitutions, and the principles on hear them defame each others which they are founded, which are character, perhaps with the greatthe blessings of the land, in which est acrimony, especially wbenthose we live ;--a greater circumspection assersions have no foundation on becomes them, and would hide truth. I was sitting with a party from the penetrating glance of of young lady's a few evenings ago, truth, the ignorance they thus la when Scandal, the usual topic of mentably expose.

conversation commenced, when the following discourse which is as

gear verbatim as I can recollect, The following Communication, ensued. Have you heard says on Scandal, we publish with re. Miss Ethat Miss.--what, that gret, on account of its bad language. Miss L.-is going---interrupted And as it is Poor Thoma's first at Miss F.-to be married, to that fempt, we give it publicly, and miserable creature, J. Carno; no, hope that he may, in his secund, continued Miss E.--Impatient at mend this faulty habituate, & more being interrupted) that is not my particularly his punctuation. story, I say, have you heard, - that

N. Miss H.-has ran away with J.

F.--who is just released from

States Prison, Impossible ! ExFor the Lady's Miscellany claimed Miss T.-but are you se

rious.-A fact upon my honor, From the pen of Poor THOMAS.

answered Miss E.--and they say SCANDAL.

there was good reasons for it, well,

I declare I pity her,said Miss F.-On Eagles' wings Ingmorta! Scandal but I have heard something of this fly :

before, but as I was going to tell While Yirtuous actions are born 10

you,you have heard I suppose, that die.

Miss L.--poor girl ; with all her Aspersion of character has be- circumspection is caught at last, come so common or fashionable, and is going to be married to H.-that it is admitted into the most | T.--that poor vagabond ! they say fashionable company, and it is with there was strange times there, and regret, I perceive it to be more in that her mother, was in a great yogue id the conversation of the hurry to have her married, and I

think I have heard the same story, my way home I began to reflect, interrupted Miss E.--well, I do that if the ladies, would but consiclare I pity her, with all my heart, der, how much more amiable and but, I thought it would end so, respectable, they would appear to had like to have forgot, said Miss a man of worth and politeness, if N.--have you heard the story that instead of calumniating characters is in report, that Miss V.--was (even supposing they are faulty) or scen coming out of old Mrs. Ro's more basely Standering--innocent house, in company with Captain persons, they would kindly endeaC.--at 9 o'clock at night, certainly vour to couceal each others de. no lady would be seen in his com fects if any existed, instead of pubpany, for he is the most dissipated lishing imaginary ones. character in town.

I knew this story was false, and For the Lady's Miscellany. thought it my duty to speak iv vindication of the aspersed lady. I Mr. Editor, therefore said to Miss N.--) ask

We are told by. the æasuyour pardon madam, but you cer

sits, and it has become proverbial, tainly have been deceived in your

that we owe n.ore of our unhapinformation, I can positively as piness to imaginary than to real sert, that Miss V.--the evening evils ; that but a small part of our you mentioned, was upon a visit, anxieties; but are in a great deat the house of Mrs. M.--from 7, gree the consequences attending to 10 o'clock, when she went upon a too implicit indulgence in home in company with her Broth che inordinate sallies of our paser! I expected they would re sion. Hence the choleric, the ceive this vindication with joy, turbulent, the morose, the spleneand have thanked me for the in tic and the murmurer. formation on the contrary, no

son who permits any of these presooner bad I ceased speaking, than posterous sensations to predominate myears were saluted on every sides over the mild and lucific dictates with, sir depend upon it, you are of his reason, not only renders mistaken,--I had it from the best himself wretched ; but like a conauthority, Miss Fotold me, that tageous disease where venemous Miss M.--informed her, that...() nature spreads dealh and desolanow I recollect, said Miss E....I tion, he causes all those around heard the same story! finding I

him to participate in his inebriahad irritated the iady's by what I

tion and becomc alike miserable: said, and that they endeavour

“ All more or less,, against each other ed 10 persuade me, that I was

dash mistaken. I asked pardon if I had “ To mutual hurt, by gusts of passion offended, and took my leave. On driven,

Tho per

Addison says,

"And suffering more from. folly than tbey cannot help it, and as Mr. from fate."

" may answer for Youth is the propitious season pardoning a Bull or a Mastiff, but to subdue the turbulent spirit of shall never reconcile me to any the mind, to direct and regulate intellectual savage.” Nor e'er the the tumultuous passions ; to eradi. corper exempt fion occasional cate the baleful sceds of perverse | fits of anger and peevishness. If ness and ill humour ; and while they are generally less infuriate the ideas are yet in embryo, and and boisterous than the men, they the heart ductile and like softened cause I think an equilirium of wax susceptible of impression it the balance by their coquitishness; is the time to inculcale and to spleen and fastidiousness. But stamp indelibly the desirable

even some of those from whom marks of content, cheerfulness and “ flow all earthly joy ; those that complaisance. And while it de Rre the heart with transport and mands from the parent and the the soul with rapture; the masterguardian, those whose duty it is peice and smile of creation..." " To rear the tender thought and from delicate, mild, enticing, lovely the root

women, shamefully depart from * To teach the young idea how to

their destined loveliness and deli. shoot."

cacy and become accomplished unremitting vigilance in suppress

termagants, raving and storming ing the impetuous ebullitions of

like bedlamiles. Numbers to my the youthful mind, it is pot less

knowledge are as Shakespeare the duty of those, who have ar

says rived at a more mature age, and

pictures out of doors unhappily indulge themselves in Bells in there parlours, wild cats violent and often unprovoked fits in there kitchens, Saints in their of choler, to use their utmost en. | injuries, devils being offended. deavours to repress their unruly

F. passions and present the sheel of subjugation. Others as well as Captain Christie, an Irish officer their own happiness, require such who served with wensiderable ciea resistance to their terruptions of di: in America, had the misfortune their tempers. Common experi- to be dreadfully wounded in one of ence and the disenitions given of the baitles. As he lay on the the human character by numer. graund,an unfortunate soldier,who ous and professed moralists, de was near him, and was also much clare the subjecting and ruling of wounded, made a terrible howling, the passions is practicable to a when he exclaiined,“D).-.n your very great degree.

eyes what do you make such a It is a ridiculous and fulile ar. noise for, do you think nubudy is Sument many make use of, that killed but yourself?".


the fables of the Griffin, and the great bird on the mountain of Caf.


A singular adventure took place For the Lady's Miscellany. in the neighborhood of Leeds on

Monday last. Between ten and

eleven of the morning of that day, A christian (who was once soli

as the daughter of LUKE ROYSTON cited to sit down and take a game

was passing through a field, near at cards) convinced the company

the bottoir of St. James'-street she of the folly & wickedness of gamb- found a young woman in the fieldling, by offering to pray for a blessing on them. The company feli apparently in great distress, with

an infant in her arms, who begged the impropriety, and asked him

that she would take the child while what he was going to do? The

she went to fetch a doc!or to her christian replied, "God forbid I

mother who, she said, was ex shonld do any thing for which I

tremely ill.

Unsuspecting any cannot ask his blessing."

artifice, Miss Royston took the child, and, after tying up a bundle,

the young woman ran off with Of the, latest discoveries , of much haste as to excite apprehen. Russian Travellers, that of an sions that all was not, right ; and island in the Icy ocean, by Syra. Miss Royston called after her to walskoi, a merchant, deserves par say, that if she did not immediateticular notice. Hedestrom, thely relurn, she would leave the child Russian naturalist, who has recent

on the grass. This threat for a ly examined the island. which has

moment, arrested the course of received the appellation of New the runaway ; but after casting a Siberia, found three bird's claws, glance towards the child, she re4 yard in length ; and a roving Ja- doubled her speed. Hoping that kute related that they had some she might be induced to return by times found feathers, the barrel of the child being actually left in the which was capable of admitting a field; it was placed upon the grass man's clenched fist. Thus these and Miss Roystori went about her polar regions, which have yielded business to a Little Wood house, a those gigantic bones of the class distance of about a quarter of a of mammalia, known by the name mile. On her return, she found of mammoth, have likewise pre. the child in the arms of an elderly served similar relics in the depart woman, who had picked it up : ment of ornitholowy, whose au but the supposed mother had thenticated existance may, perhaps decampt, and has not sipee been at some future period, be a key to heard of.

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