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Nervalle's appartment is not far, andbe as thou art! Soon, ah! soon from this: you must go thither; must all descend into the gloomy I will accompany you :
silent grave!... ask for your niece without any o.
“Ay, but to die, and go we know not ther explanąlion, and also for the
where ; jewels which you gave her and
To lie in cold obstruction, and to rola which she cannot refuse to re This sensible warın motion to become store to you, this business must A kneaded clod ;, and the delighted be done with boldness and dis.
spirit patch, after, that, we will think of To bathe in fiery floodi, or to reside repairing, by means of my friends, In thrilling i egions of ibick-ribbed ice :
To be imprisoned in the viewloss winds, the state of your fortune, which
And blown with restless violence round your unhappy passion has so ma
about teriaily deranged.'
The pendent world; or to be worse than (To be concluded next weck.)
worst Of those, that lawless and in certain.
Imagine howling! 'tis too horrible!
The weariest and most loathed worldly By S. Y.
That age, ach, penury, imprisonment WHEN passing the vil. Can lay on nalure, is a paradise
To what we fear of death,' jage Richardo aligl.ied from the chaise; with pensive step he enter
Bending o'er the silent sod, re. ed the church-yard, and cliligently
flection told him that life is a searched the drearv abodes of the passing shadow, a waking dream; silent dead, to find the spot that
and all human.grandeur a scene of contained the relics of his de parted folly. Let the vain court the hand friend.-
of ambition: Let obsequious mean.. • There as he pass'd with silent otep and
ness bend to tyranny in power; but. slow,
let me dedicate my little day of life A pleasing sadness o'er his bosom stole; to Him who gave it.'--Ere he look. And then, thro' grief, the friendly tear his last farewell of the everlasting did flow,
home of his departed friend he And sighs of sympathy escaped his plucked from the turf some wild. soul
flowers ihat waved their gentle He approached the rising sod foliage over his remains, while he he leaned on the grave-stone, and
feasted in the luxury of mcditadropt a tear: and, as the tide of lition. tenderness came over his heart,
Grief's sharpest (horn had pressed on he seemed to articulale---Alas!
his breast, my departed friend! Soon must I
Hestrove with wakeful melody to cheer ollow thce...soon must all submit, The sullen gloom
He returned with the flowerets least of young men of the same in his hand-he said they would age. When a boy is always under constitute a memorial.--H¢ pro lhe direction of a parent, or tutor, posed giving a part of them to her he acquires such a habit of looking who once claimed the friendship up to them for advice, that he and love of the deceased never learns to act or thinla for ! Vith tears,''he cxclaimed, will himself; his memory is exercised, she snatch from me so dear a indeed, in retaining their advico, prize! but, alas! how afflicting but his invention is suffered to lanmust that moment be; it will guish, till, at last, it becomes total. draw from the eyes of the hapless | ly inactive. He knows, perhaps, maides a food of lears !--tears of a great deal of history or science; sorrow, sympathy, and affection!'.. but he knows not how to conduct As he ullered these words I be himself on those ever-changing lield tie manly teal,
émergencies, which are too mi.
núte and loo numerous to be com. • Stand trembling in his eye;
prehended in any system of advice. And the deep sigh, tho' Swif suppress d
He is as onished at the most comesoape The confines of his breast..
mon a; pearances, and discouraged by the most trifling (because
unexpecięd) obstacles; and he is On the couraRATIVE ADVAN
often at his wit's end, where a boy TAGES and DisADVANTAGES of
of much less knowledge, but more PRIVATE and Public Educa- || experience, would instantly devise TION.
a thousand expedients.
Could mankind lead their lives Another inconvenience attende jos solitude, which is so fiivourable ing private education is the sup. to many of our most virtuous affec
pression of the principle of emulations, I should be clearly on the lition, without which it rarely hapside of a privale education. But pens that a boy prosecutes his slumost of us, when we go out into dies with alacrity or success. I the world, find difficulties in our have heard private tutors complaini way which good principles and that they were obliged to have reinnocence alone will not qualify course to flattery or bribery to enus to encounter: vc must have gage the attention of their pupil, some address and knowledge of and I need not observe how im. the world, different fiom what is
proper it is to set the example of to be learned froin luoks, or we such practices before children. shall soon be puzzled, dishear:en True emuation, especially in ed, or disgusted. The foundation young and ingenious minds, is a of this knowledge is said in the
noble gwinciple. I have known intercourse of school-Logs, or at ll the happiest cfecis produced by
it; I never knew it to be produc- } principles, and himself arrived a tive of any vice. In all public the age of reflection and caution schools it is, or ought to be care yet temptations must coine ai last; fully cherished. I shall only ob and when they come, will they serve further, that when boys puro have the less strength, because sue their studies at home they are
they are new, unexpected, and apt to contract either a habit of surprising? I fear not. The more idleness. or too close an attachment the young man is surprised, the to reading; the former breeds in.
more apt will he be to lose his prenumerable diseases, both in the
sence of mind, and consequently Þody and soul; the latter
by fill the less capable of self-goverment. with
Besides if his passions are strong, more knowledge than they can cither retain or arrange properly, he will be disposed to form com
parisons between his past state of is apt to make them superficial or
restrain and his present of liberty, inattentive, or, what is worse, to
very much to the disadvantage of strain, and consequentiy impair, the former. His new associates the faculties, by overstretching
will laugh at him for his reserve their.. I have known several in
and preciseness, and his acquaintstances of both.
ance with their manners, and with The great inconvenience of pub
the world, as it will render him lic education arises from its being
the more obnoxious to their ricia dangerous to morals. And, indeed, cule, will also qualify him the every condition and period of hu more both for supporting it with man life is liable to temptation. | dignity, and also for defending him. Nor will I deny that our innocence self against it.--A young man, during the first part of life is much kept by himself at home, is never more secure at home than any
well known, even by his parents ; where else; yet even at home,
because he is never placed in those when we reach a certain age, it is circumstances 'which alone are not perfectly secure.
able to rouse and interest his pasa men be kept at the greatest dis
sions, and coasequently to make tance from bad, company, it will
his character appear. His parents,
therefore, or tutors, never know not be casy to keep from them bad books, to which, in these days, ali his weak side, nor what particular
advice or cautions he stands most persons may have easy acoess all times. Let us however, sup
in need of; whereas, if he had pose the best, that both bad books attended a public scliool, and and bad company keep away, and
mingled in the amusements and that the young man never leaves
pursuits of his cquals, his virtuves
and vices would havc been disclos. his parent's or lutor's side till his mind be well furnished with good ! ing themselves every day; and his
teachers would have known what Nor is this surprising, when particular precepts and examples we perceive the
cause ; man. it was most expedient 10 inculcate must blame himself for his disapupon him. Compare those who | pointment, the paths which lie had a public education with those pursues are those of error, hi who have been educated at home; hopes are placed on objects which and it will not be und, in fact, cannot possibly satisfy him. that the latter aie, eisher in virtue or in talents, su crior to the for. If we would be happy, we must mer. I speak from observation of || be willing to receive the instruc[ci, as well as from attending to tions of wisdom : " Happy (sa ys the nature of the thing, S. the inspired penman) is the man
that findeth wisdom į length of
days is in her right hand, and in THE OBSERVER, her left band, riches and honor.
He shall walk in his way safely, NUMBER II.
and his foot shall not siumble ; All men are engaged in the pur.
when he lieth down, sweet shall be suits of happiness ; but so differ.
his sieep." ent are the courses thcy tako to obtain it, that we c it not for the
Happiness resides in the habita. concurreni testimony of her vota
tion of peace.--How can that man ries, it would scarcely be c; celiled, bc unhappy, who possesses a con. that each has the same object in cience void of olence toward God ricw. Aroud is, we see many and man. We are not crealed for already arrived to the end of their l ourselves alone, and having duties journey, and hear the accents of to perform, obligations to dis. bil er complaint flowing from their
charge, and difficulties to encoun11,3 " Vanity of Vanity ail is van lei, we find them checks in our ily,' and comparing sublunary il pursuits. Yet by such repulses things with the realities of Eter our desires become more ardent, nity, they pronounce a just con and gain an increase of strength. den nation or their own conduci. See yonder field of nature, the
In isis lifc, man walks indeed labol ers immerse in sweat, gathin a vain shadow, and the period er the yellow blessingsand carefulallo:lédio him at itsutnost stretci', | ly bind them together : Yet they is but short ; how jan entable then evidently bear the marks of the is it, that he should waste the gold.
imaval curse, “in the sweat of en nemenis in vanily and faily. I thy brów, shalt thou eat thy biead. Alas! after the most sanguine schemes, an'i laborious cxeruiens, Whils: many are receiving the hes:ill find an aching void in luis choice blessings of heaven, un. etisappointed bo-on.
mindful of the hand that feods
them ascribing the praise to chance The prisoner is a very old woman, a!one ; how few are with gratitude, | aged 77, and has for a number of admiring the rich source of life, years past beer considered by very from whence they derive their high many, who induige in superstitious enjoyments and consolations. opinions, as a Witch. Her ap
pearance, to such persons, would In the exercise of social and certainly sanction their suspicions, religious duties, the mind finds a
as never was Witchciafı more fulsweet serenity and calm delight jo ly personified. Her Levee had a and obtains that rich satisfaction, daily, nuy hourly attendance, by which the indulgence of pride those who chose to pay for a peep never furnishes; which cold in
into the pages of fulurity; but, in difference 'is insensible to; but The examination of those pages, which in truth, chases away the she unfortunately passed over that tear of anxiety from the bosom.
which contpined her own destiny. This is the welcome branch The proseeutor, Jacob Poole, is whose leaves never wither; but a poor labou ing man, residing in which buds and blossoms forever: a hamlet of Taunton, in which parin obtaining which,we gain a ish the prisoner also resided.true and soothing rest.
Poole was in the habit of sending
a little (girl,ihis daughter.) agedaTrace out the path, where wisdom leads
bout 12 years, with apples in a bas. (Through pity's enamel d meads)
ket, to the imarket, and to the To everlasting day And if the blessings she bestows,
houses of people in Taunton, for Arc not worth all things else below:
sale. Aboui the 24th of January Believe not what I say.
last she met with the old woman, the prisoner, who stopped her,
and asked to see wi:at the child had SELECTED.
in her basket, which baving cx
amined, the prisoner said, “Hast For the Lady's Miscellany.
got any money
?' The child said THE KING v. BETTY TOWNSEND. she had none. “ Then get some
Witchcraft.. Thisindictment was for me," said the old has, preferred against the prisoner at
bring it to me at the Castle door, the last General Quarter Sessions, ll (a tavern in Taunion) or I will kill at Taunton, and the bill being
thee." The girl, frightened to an found, was certified to the present
extreme at such a threat fiom the Assizes. The following are the
Witch, as she bilieved her to be, singular circumstances on which procured 2 shillings, and caricd the prosecution was founded, and it to her; and upon giving her the on which the offender was convici. money, the prisoner said, “'f'is a cd.
good turn thee hast got it, or else