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For the Lady's Miscellany.

Such, be it known to him, must be

the opinion entertained of himself, POVERTY

should be proceed to mock mis:

fortune. Let him further inquire Poverty, though 100 frequently l of wis own conscience whether he the consequence of indolence or

would be proof against the rewards. mis:aken pride and though to fre- | which vice is ever offering to the quently the object of ridicule, is extremely needy: it is much to be often the result of a virtue which feared, his heart will charge him stamps the victim with honor. It

with a readiness to supply - his. is only in poverty that virtue can

wants by a departure from virtue, be fairly tried, because the incito- | and that he must discover hos far ments to vice are then most nu

he is removed, in a moral view, merous and pressing. Hunger and below those, who, in the rayings the cries of a starving family are

of conceit, are supposed to be his almost beyond the endurance of the inferiors. The praise of a bad philosopher; the dumping calls of

man is but censure in disguise, and creditors are equally insufferable he, who values it, ranks bimself to the man of honor; yet they may

with the giver: why then, by evil be both virtuous although the one

conduct merit the applause of bad should be unable to support his men, for none else will applause. family; the other, to pay

They cannot screen their own evil debts; and the unthinking satirist, doings better than making prosewho ridicules either only because lyte to their ways, and never will he is poor, reflects not that this

approve the manncrs of those poverty may from a conclusive ev

whose lives would be a mortifying idence of virtue, and ibat he is al- commentary on their own. It folso liable to become poor',, without litowa, from all this, thạt nope but perhaps its todounding equally to the depraved or viciously inclined his honor.--Let the punster, be will ever merit or roceive the fore lie indulges his criminal pas- 1 countenance of the wicked; wbile sions, suppose himself reduced to

the good portion of mankind are the state of those who are marked i ever selecting objects worthy as objects of his intendeal ridicule; their admination and their good let ijin suppose his forture gong offices, A practical lesson OA himself surrounded by a fumily de. these principles may be often obpending on him foc subsistence, a served. The virtuous youth, who woublesome creditor wearing the is seen aiding, regretting or conrapper by bis repeated knocks ; soling the poor, distressed, or let him supi: se his evils aggravat- needy; forms one side of the piced-by thie launung scoffs of some

ture : the reverse represents the untutored stripling. . What would naughty child who banters distress he think of this wanton mimic? and mocks the feelings of the suf

ferer. Were every person oblig

9. Three fourths of the flower of ed to exhibit one of these pictures Venus, consecrated by Cupid 10 as emblematic of his conduct, we the God of silence, and one fourth would sce virtue, though in rags, of a prosecution at law. escaping the insult of fools or we would see charily coyeriøg it with

Solution Requested. the mantle of kindness.

W.

For the Lody's Miscellany.

Mr. Editor
For the Lady's Miscellany.

If we look into the history of Mr. Editor

proverbial sayings, we shall find By inserting the following them all deriving an original from « Enigmatical list of Young Ladies

some peculiarity either in the manat Greenwbich Village," in your

ners and customs of a nation or of Miscellany you will much oblige

some individual of it. The occa. A SUESCRIBEX.

sions that give rise to sayings of

this sort, are often amusing and 1 Three ninths of ludicious lan- instructive and not anfrequently ilguage, three sixths of assistance. lustrative of the characters of men

2 Four fifihs of one of the chief and of nations. For this reason I halls in London i ejecting a letter, am inclined to believe that a trea.. three fifths of a fruit that grows on tişe upon this subject, or rather a bushes, and a consonant.

collection of the numerous sayings, 3 A ward denoting a small that are always in the mouths of number.

men, together with an account of 4 Threesevenths of the reverse their origin, would be not only cu. of Slavery, two fourths of a heavy || sivus, but an highly acceptable fusible metal, two fourths of the undertaking, and meet with a good Latin of fire, one fourth of sacred. share of encouragement from a

5 A workman who builds with | great proportion of our country. stone.

6 The Christian pame of an expert Archa in limc of Richaid Ist

I send you two accounts of this and a Serpentine letter.

description, one of the word Yate

kee' extracted from Gordons bis7 Three sixths of an Eminent kingdom in Asia, and four seventhstory of the revolution ;, the other of

that famous saying "Hobsons of a male cousin.

choice' taken from the spectator. 8 Three tenths of a, populous town in England famous for the • Yankee was a cant favorite manufactory of hardware, and a word of farmer Jonathan Hastings numercial letter,

of Cambrige (Mass) about 1713.

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Two aged ministers who were al horses. He lived in Cambrige ; & the Colledge in that town have observing that the scholars rid føld me, they remembered it to hard, his manner was to keep a have been then in use among the large stable of borees, with brots, students but had no recollection of bridles and mhips, to furnisio the it before that period. The inven- gentleman at once, without going 2or used it to express excellency. from College to Coilege to borroje A Yankce good horse or Yankee as they have done since the death cider, weie an exoellent good of this worthy man : I s.y Vír. horse and excellent cider. The Hobson kept a stable of 40 good sudents used to hire horses of cattle always ready and fit for him ; their intercourse with him, | Traveiling ; but when a man cainc arxi bis use of the term upon all for a horse, he was led into the occasions led them to adopt it, & sabie, where there was a great they gave him the name of Yankee choice, but he origed him, to take Jon. Ile was

a worthy honest the horse which sind next to the man, but no conjuror. his wouid simble door ; so that every custom• Dot escape the notice of the colle er was alike well serred, accord. giates. Yankee probably became ing 19 his chance; and every horse a bye-word among thean to express i ridden with the same justice; fion a weak, simp'e, awkward person ; whence it became a proverb when was carried from the college with what vuglit to be your chociion, thern when they lefi it and was in was forced upon you to say Hob. zliat way circulaitd anil establish

Sons choice.' ed through the country, till froin

T.F. is currency in New England it was ai length taken up, and unjustly applied to the New Englanders

SELECTED, in common as a term of reproach.'

From the FREEMASON'S Mr. Tobias Hobson, from

MAGAZINE whom we have the expressionHobsons choice,' was a very hon

PATHETIC LETTER. orable nan for I shall ever call

ΤΟ Α, the man so, who gets an estale

FAITHL KSS IUSBAND. honestly. Mr. Tobias Ilobson was a carrier, anul being a man of great My dear Husband, abilities and invention, anclone who I who had expected your relurn saw where there might good prol som with painful anxiety, kl arise though the duller men o. who bad counted the slow hours verlooked it ; this ingenius man which parted you from ne-think was the first in this Island (Great how I isas shocked at learning you Britain) who let oui hackuey !! would return no more, end that

TOM A DESERTED WIFE

you said

could not bear to meet hun

you had settled with a mistress in fine gir), has been working a pair a distant state. It was for your of ruflles for you : and as she sils susc that I lamented. You went by my side often repeats with a against my earnest entrealies : but sigh, “ ühen will my dear papa it was with a desire, which I thoại return?” The others are constantsincere, to provide a genteel mainly asking me the same question : tenance for our llitie unes, whom

and litile Henry, as soon as he beyou

gan to talk, learned to lisp, in the brought up in the evils of poverty. first syllables he uttered, “when I might now lament the disap will papa come home?". Sweet pointment in noi sbaring the rich

fellow, he is now sitting on his stool es which I hear you have amass by my side, and, as he sees me ed; but I scorn it. \Vhat are

I riches compared to the delight of for papa will come home soon.me sincere affection? I deplore the He and his two brothers are fre: foss of your love. I deplore the

quently riding on your walking. fráiliy which has involved you in

cape, and take particular delight error, and which will, I am sure, in it because iç is papa's. (as such mistaken conduct must)

I do assure you, I never open terminate in misery.

my lips to them on the cause of But I mean not to remonstrate. your absence. But I cannot preIt is, alas ! 100 late. I only write vail upon myself to bid them cease to acquaint you with the health, &

to ask when you will return, tho'. some other circumstances of my the question frequently extoits a self and those liule cues, whom tear, (which I hide in a smile,) and jou once loved.

wrings my soul, while I suffer in

silence, The house you left me in could not be supported without expence, I have taught them to mention which the little sum you left be. you in their morning and evening hind, could not well supply. I have prayers with the greatest ardor of relinquished it, and have retired to affec.ion ; aud they always add of a neat little cottage, thirty miles themselves, a petition for your from town. We make po preten. l speedy return. tjons to elegance, but we live in great nealness, and by strict econ

I spend my time in giving them

the little instruction I am able. omy, supply our moderate wants, with as inuch comfort as our des

I cannot afforçł to place them at olace situation will allow. Your

any eminent school, and do not presence, my love, would make the

choose they should acquire meanlittle cottage a palace. ·

Aess and vulgarity at a low one,

As to English--they read alterPoor Emily, who has grown a ll nately, three hours every morning,

the mest celebrated poeis & prose I'll not spend my money so foolish as writers; and they can write thougin

thut, not an elegant, yet a very plain &

Since I can see live ladies painted as neat legible band.

As naked, for nothing, each day in tbe. sliect !

(Gleaner. Do not, my dear, imagine that the employment is irksome. It

EPIG." .M. affords me a sweet consolation in

Little bandy.legged Thomas went outyour absence. Indeed if it were

in a gig not for the little ones, I am afraid

One fine Sunday morning, looking won, I should not support it.

drous big I think it will be a satisfáciion

Ani gaping about, he drove over a to you to bear, that by retrenching

slum

Which gave him a fall o'er his gallo.. our expences, we are, enabled 10

way's pumpi pay for every thing we buy, and

An Irishman in passing, ran to his a:d, though poor', we are not unhappy iuli my honey your legs are both from the want of any nccessary. broke I'm afraid,' Pardon my interrupting you. I

Oh no,' answered Tom (with bis

breath almost spent,) mcan to give you satisfaction.

• Then troch my deur loney they are Though I ain deeply i jured by

damnably bent. your error, I am hot reseniful. I wish you all the happiness you

LADY'S MISCELLANY are capable of.

NEW-YORX, April 4, 1812.
Your once-loved, and still

" Be it our task,
Affectionate

To note the passing tidlings of the timeter

09JJOWI JIJIKDO We this day commence the essay of

on ‘Slavery' To the fiee A. VARIETY

merican, it's existence, within the Unite

ed States, is matter of serious considera. BRIGINAL AND SELECTED

tion, nor do we know of any difference,

or opinion except as to the mode and For the Lady's Miscellany.

time most proper for sestoring the un. fortunale African and his descendants to

those natural rights, which nothing but PAT'S ECONOMY.

power, founded in injustice, could at. Saye Murphy to Pat, as they wander'd tempt 10 abrogale or presume to deny, one day,

The cruel ingenuity, which originaled , Have you been to visit Wurtmuller's system so forcibly commented on by our Danae;

correspondent, was of a date prior to the A fine painted lady,quite naked, my dear, institution of our form of government, And twenty-five cents they ax you to and has been, ever since, the object of

gradual amelioration. The subject is Others may do as they please,' ex pot connecied with party palitics, and is, elaimed Pat ;

on that account, as well as its moralter

And am,

see her.'

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