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rived from an arranged and ex. eminence, to that fascinating and tensive knowledge of his subject: || familiar simplicity which great This qualified him fully to discuss men are ever known to display in the arguments of others, and forc domestic and relaxed hours. ibly to defend his own. Thus
Abroad, and in political contest, armed, it was rarely in the power of his adverearies, mighty as they
he was proud and inflexible. To
those who knew him confidentially, were, to beat him from the field.
he was said to bear an uniform de. His eloquence, occasionally rapid, electric, and vehementy was al.
meanour of kindness and good na
ture. But it must be remembervaya chaşie, winning, and persva. sive ; not awing into acquiescence,
ed that among his friends, even
in the cabinet, there were few obbut arguing into conviction. His
stinate men--few men who could understanding was bold and comprehensive. Nothing seemod too pique his jealousy, or, in the slightremote for his reach, or 100 large
est degree, ruffle the tide, of his for his grasp.
(Concluded.) Unallured by dissipation, and unswayed by pleasure, he never sacrificed the national treasure to
LAUGHABLE INCIDENT the one, or the national interest to
Two English nobleman on their the other. To his unswerving in
travels, arriving in Paris, put up tegrity, the most autheatic of all
at a house in which a German testimony is to be found in shat un
count had died. and then lay a bounded public confidence which followed him throughout the whole
corpse. In the middle of the night
one of the two, not being able to of bis political career.
sleep, and being weary of his bed Mr. Pitt's mind was strongly in the kitchen, where he heard
arose in order to amuse himself actuated by the love of glory, and the fire of genius : it was deeply
some people talking, imbued with taste, literature, and After diverting himself there the best endowments of nature. for sometime, and wishing to reHe was beloved by his friends, and turn to his bed, he again went upsteady in his attachments. His stairs, but, instead of entering his temper, as a private man, contrary
own chamber, went into that of to what has been most unwarrant. the deceased count, over whose ably said of him, was open, gener head they had only thrown a cloth. ous. and kind. His powers of There is not so much ceremony conversation bore the stamp of his used in France, in the managegenius; but it was genius unbend.
ment of their dead, as in this coun. ing from the dignity of senatorial try for they are satiskeck with
showing their affection to the liv tionable to their fear, and the join* ing. The Englishman after hav. er, maid coffin and candlestick, ing pat out his candle. lay down rolled over each other from the boldly by the defunct, when creep top of the stairs down to the kitch, ing to him as close as possible in order to warm himself, and finding his bed-fellow colder than he, be Zounds! what are you all about gan to mutter what the do is the cried the landlord ; is the d-fly. matier my friend? said he ; you ing away with the dead man ? are as cold as ice. I'll lay a wager Mercy on us, cried the maid, mum as you are, you would have quite chop fallen,itis ratherthe dead been warm enough, if you had man that would run away with us. seen the pretty girl below stairs. I'll be hanged(said the joiner)if that Come, come, you may take my dead fellow there has any more ocword for it added he pulling him casion for a coffin than I have ; by the arm, zouuds stir ; I'll en why hic has just struck up a horngage you'll be pleas'd with her. pipe. He has ! said the landlord,
taking a light faith we'll see that. While he was holding this fine conversation with the dead, who,
When the family were tromb. detached from the things of the ling and getting up to follow the world, did not give himself the
master of the house; the English trouble of making a reply, the
nobleman who had aga in found chamber door was opened, which
his chamber, slipt into bed quite made him raise is head from the
out of breath; and his friend have pillow to see who was coming in, ing asked him were he had been but judge what must have been
he told him he had just been lying his surprise, when he saw a ser
with a dead body. 'Sblood ! a dead vant lighting in a joiner, who car
body! It had perhaps the plague ried a coffin on his shoulder. He
cried he, jumping in his turn out at first supposed he had been in a
of bed and running to the door dream but looking about and see.
for a light. The landlord and landa ing the vissage of one who had
Jady, and servants, who not spoken a word-a vissage over
passing through the gallery, no. spread with mortal paleness, he
sooner saw him than they ima. , made but one jump from the bed gined it was the dead that appeare into the middle of the chamber.
ed again ; and down they came The joiner and majd immediate
much faster than they went up, ly persuaded that is was the corpse
heels over head from top to botwho being unwilling to be skut
tom, with the candlestick rolling up in a coffin, was playing his
after them. gambols; theit legs were unable. io move with swifiness propor At this confusion, joined with
their shrieks and clamours, the Or fate a harder blow (npitying deal, Englishman, terrified at the he Ye hapless lovers felt it, when the dious noise, soon made for his
Burried each tender hope affection gave. room and slipt into bed to his com.
Ah! sons of minery! v'er your signal panion, without the least fear of
fate, catching the plague.
A pitying world sbal} weep! with fears
relate In the mean time, an honest That ye were calld, in pleasure's care. country priest, who lodged in the les bour, inn, got up and appeared armed To give account before th: Eternal Pow. with holy water, and a long bivom er, instead of a little brush ; he made
Of unrepented crimes ! Yet of the doom his aspersions, and the conjuration
Of perfect wisdom, let not man presume. preseribed by the Roman church,
With erring, partial judgraent, here to and conducted by way of procession | His dread behest ; inscrutable to man. the terrified trembling people into Ye, sad survivors ! humbly, lowly bowo the chamber of the deceased; who ! Implore with solenin prayer and holy not having been alarmed, lay quietly in bed.
Offended heav'n to spare from further
The priest was instantly regarded as a saint ; and they all cried up the holy water, which bound the corpse to his good behavors and prevented his being refactory.
From the Salem Gazette.
teous power. of an incensed God, can records trace Anguish so keen as on thy fatal race Has fallen? How many tearful eyes Now weep the loss of those endearing
ties That long bave blessid them ! Wretch.
ed fathers moura, And frantic mothers clasp the frequent
urn? And if more woe humapity can fecal
For the Lady's Miscellary.
OF L'ABBE MOLIERI.
The abbe Moliere who had dis. tinguished himself in France by This obseryalions on the astronoe
mical systems of Descartes, was up in the cold to shut it ; deuce so extremely simple in his man. tako him.' Thus saying, the abbe ners, tbat takon from astronomy, jumped out of bed, shut the doors he was a stranger to every thing: and resumed his labours, Ile was so poor that having no seryant, and often not wood to make a fire, he would study in
THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE. his bed, in which he would sit up with his small clothes placed upon It is storied, that a nobleman of his head, by way of a night-cap, Venice, made his address to Cosmo the legs hanging over his should
de Mfedicis, duke of Florence, and ers; and thus accoutered, pursue
signified to him that he understood the deepest speculations. While
his highness had the philosopher's writing one morning in this curi
stone, and he desired to see it. It ous position, he heard a knock at
is true, said the Duke, but my el. the door. Who is there?" @ried
ixer is this, never to do that by anothe albe, come in.' A person
thor, which I do by myself; not to entered, whom the abbo did not
do that to-morrow, which I can do notice, but continued writing, till
to day ; not to neglect the least roused by the intruder, who de- ' things. The Venitian thanked his manded his money.--Money!'
highness, and took his leave of said the astonished Moliere--yes,
him; andby the observation thereyour money,' replied the other
of, he became the wisest and rich. O, I understand, you are a thief.' est man in Venice. If you purpose * Thief or no thief, I must have
to be rich and wise, take this elixmoney. '- Indeed! very well, feel in this pocket, turning one leg of his small clothes towards the villain. No money was however lo
“ Disguised as a Gentleman." be found. Here then,' said the abbe, 'take this key; go to that Some of the crew of one of the. closet and open the third drawer li şhips lately off Yarmouth had ocin the bottom of the book case.' l casion to go ashore at the place The thief opened the second. “Ah! and being flush of prize money beleave that alone, these are my pa took themselves to the Play house pers, don't disturb them--you'll and other places of amusement, find the money in the next.' The Among the number was an amthief found it. Now shut the biguous Boatswain, who after edrawer;" but the other waited not ll quipping himself in a splendid suit for that certmony, but betook him-richly bedizened with gold and OR: self to flight. Mr. Thief shut the ly a few dozen of years behind the door--diable he has left it open ; | fashion strutted in the full puff what a rascal of a thicf! I must get powder of lace and rufles into ona
of the boxes and resolved for one stances of this said he Gen. Irvin night to be a gentleman. While of Pennsylvania was a hatter--and the surrounding company knew our own Gen. Mopgan the hero of not how to interpret the incongru- the Cow Pens was a carter--and if ity of our hero's appare with his the latter became a great general hard and weather-beaten counter from a CART why may not I beance, one of his brother cars spy-cóme a great lawyer from a COG. ing from the gallery a counten WHEEL. ance which he thought familiar to him said to a mess mate beside
A certain Quack Doctor being him--Jack I'll be hanged if that there be not our Boatswain in the indisposed. sent for a physician, side box dressed like a ship's com
who expressed some surprise at mander-Pshaw (said the other) | being called in on so trifing an 06our Boatswain among the gentle
casion :--- Not so trifling, neither folks! it cannot be. 1,11 hail bim (said he) for by mistake, I have
taken some of my own cordial !' though said the first and hallowed out to the astonishment of the house-Boatswain aboy-The unfortunate Boatswain started in sur
HUMOR prise from his seat in the box and hallowed in return--ahoy-to the
Two sachems of the Western immediate detection of his rank | Indians, in making a tour to Philand the merriment of the bye. adelphia, dined at the house of a standers.
gentleman of Fortune, amidst a splendid circle---and observing
muslard upon the table, one of A young Virginian of singular them, without suspecting the contalents who had been bred a mill-sequence, took a spoonful at once right-some time siace after into his mouth, which soon caused studying law a regular time--ap the tears to run plentifully down plied for permission to practice as his rugged countenancem-but atlorney-Uis application was op-collecting himself in a moment, posed by a gentleman of the bar and perhaps no less desirous to on the ground of his not having a copceal his ignorance than to see classical education. The young his companion caught in the same applicant managed his own cause manner, when asked by bis brother he cited many instances from sachem the cause of his crying, English and French history of per- replied without hesitation, that it sans whose origin and education was caused by his reflecting upon were very humble and became the goodness of his father who was eminent in life--but we do not tra- || slain in the battle. This answer yel beyond our own country for in- Happear satisfactory to the inquisi