ページの画像
PDF
ePub

me on this oocasion. I can verify || after sonrc time, attention, and per. niy story by letters which relate to

severance, that she made known it. . Here are some from M. de her resolution. Aslegitimate means

lieutenant' general, and were the only ones that she would from the marshmal de

employ, she told Dulilot, who was Dulilot saw nothing in these let pressing her continually, that she ters but proofs of the story, which

was determined to get her marhe bad listened to with so much at

riage dissolved ; and for this purtention, and during which he had pose, it was necessary that she been agitated by a thousand difer

should go to Corsica, to urge its ent emotions. The interest that

annulment. he felt for Nervalle, did but in

Dulilot, charmed at the projecty: crease ; it appeared to him. delight-provided every thing that was re. ful to be able to relieve unfortu. quisite for this voyage, and penenate beauty in distress, and injur. trated with grief at

trated with grief at the absence of ed virtue ; his conversation ex his mistress, it was only in consepressed these sentiments və Ner. quence of her positive prohibition valle, who, touched by his gener

that he did not accompany her to ous offers, betrayed a confidence the place of emparkation; he that charmed Dulilot.

therefore tried to console himself,

by indulging the flattering hopes They arrived at Lyons, where

which this step afforded him. the friendly attention of Dulilot ebliged the amiable and unfortu

Debar, the intimate friend of nate lady, to take a house irore Dulilet, of whom I have spoken suitable to his person than to her at the begining, was in his confisituation, which he endeavoured to dence ; but he combated, with all alleviate by the most generous his might; an inclination, the end behaviour every day he established, ll of which did not appear to him or rather strengthened himself in advantageous to his friend ; he the confidence of Nervalle; he ventured to entertain a rather unthought he had gained her good favourable opinion of Nervalle, will, so far as to be able to confess and what he strove to persuade to her, how unhappy he was-that | Dulibot to on this head, had a lile she had already engaged her hand | lle cooled the latter. Debar's atto a man who was so unworthy of tachment, however, was not at all it : and how transported he should changed ; he pitied his friend, and be, if,by a method which he slight. still cultivated his codfidence in or ly glanced at, she could withdraw

der to reserve to himself the means it in his favour. Nervalle's deli. ll of being useful to him: so noble cacy appeared to be startled, at a

a maoner of acting touched Duproposition to which she had her lilot, who came to himself, and self brought Dulilot : it was only listched to his advice. although he

did not follow it when it counteract circumspection and precaution, ed his inclination,

wbich I shall explain to you, and

which you may already anticipate.' Nervalle returned from Corsica; she informed the impatient Duli. The tears with which she aclot, that their wishes could not be companied this speech, were fol. accomplished, and that she found loved by tender protestations muinsurmountable obstacles to the tually expressed, to love each dissolution of her marriage. Du. other for ever in spite of their lilot was disconsolate ; he found misfortunes. no alleviation to his grief, but in

(To be Continued.) the part which Nervalle condes. cended to take in it: and this trifing comfort was unavailing.

THE OBSERVER,

NUMBER I. During all this interval, Nervalle's family had not given up The practice of attempting to their researches : she learnt by criticise in the present day, is letters which she always commu peculiarly unhappy. If candid nicated to Dulilot, that her uncle men were to judge of it, they would had some suspicions of her being conclude it was rather indulging at Lyons, and that she would not in private animosity and envy; or be there long in safety. You see, that like hireling historians, instead my dear Dulilot," said she to him of paying respect to merit in rein a teoder cone, with what ani- || cording truth, enter what most mosity they pursue me ; it seems accords with their prejudiced that frightful destiny envies me views. the comforts, with which your generous esteem soothed my bit. A candid and virtuous part of a ter troubles. Do not be surprised community travel on the journey if some day, an unforseen warning of life, in the ways of wisdom, and should force me to a sudden ab in the paths of peace; they view sence. In case I should come to the contending revolution of cir know that my relations are too cumstances around them, with due well informed, and are taking mea interest ; but judge by the rule of sures accordingly, I would go to propriety : sufficiently intelligent, Toulouse, to conceal myself in a they silently listen and read, and convent, of which this is the ad. in their own minds, think as they dress; however, you must not will." write to ne there, before you have heard from me, and I might pos. Others however, swell's up with sibly not send a letter to you for a vanity, immagine their knowledge month, on account of the necessary far superior ; they supposc there

as much difference in men, as brine of selfishness? Is this the there is in beasts : and assume the tribute demanded, ere the threshhigh responsibiity of public cen old of the elevated pavillion is at. sor, without understanding the real tain's ? then let me forever dwell principals which compose such in the humble cottage of obscurity, characters, or without possessing and find my reward, in the satisthe integrity necessary, to fulfil faction of an approving conscience. their duties with respectability and

It is only necessary for modest prudence. In order to excel in

excellence in these modern times, the pursuits which ameliorate the miseries of mankind :--in cultivat

to enter the lists, and ils appear.

ance will immediately produce in ing the good qualities and the hu

created critics, the hateful passion Inan mind:-and in acquiring the talents which enable men to ex

of prejudice ---It should not be

SO.... True worth cannot indeed be hibit true virtue in its simplicity

injur'd by a fair examination, nor and chastity :--They should endeavour to avoid the indulgence of sound talents iose by competition. envy, and erase from their own

Nor was sative ever intended to breasis, the

venom of corrupt wound the feelings of chastity, or jealousy. Yet rare are such cri

Aush the cheek of modesty with tics to be found. We often per

shame, much less to bespatter the ceivc, (Like the beautiful rose bud

memory of the pious dead, and in the garden, just opening its

thus dishonor their illustrious sweels to the senses of the behold.

names, why do her deciples then er, the growing genius of youthfuj

úci so repugnant to her precepts ?, excellence ; nipt in its entrance to life, by the chilly blasts of scorn, Let him who indulges in rice, or trampled under foot, by the

and rolls bimself in ber empure senseless head of mercinary ignor. mire !..-Yet professes to be the

friend and admier of virtue, be

pointed at by the finger of truth, The splendid residence of fame

as a fit object to be aroided and on the summit of the mount of shain't---but let us take care, that science, has paibs which lead her

we follow not too close at his hecis, votaries to a rich bauquet, abonando lest we partake of his deformity, ing with exhilirating and delicious and is unwalchful.es, becoine ' luxuries : to' often infested by Companions in errol. bandiiti, who would arrest the steps of her sous, and rob them of the ofictings tlicy would lay upou dini aliar: and must incre fruit, ripen The subject of the communied by the fructifying rays of expe. cation in the Morning Post of last Mence, be sieep'd in the imp. weck merits attention. Gambling

anico.

and every other species of dissipa these young grog drinking and tion is practiced by apprentices i cigarr-smoking gentry. To sup. and youth to an alarining degree. l ply funds for the expence, honesty A striking, though probably too is deficient, industry is despised, common case, was recently brot' and downright theft is resorted to. to light. An apprentice who

And bridewell and state-prison lodged with his father, received bring up many a hopeful chap, his board-wages every Saturday whose name, from respect to his night, but having failed in paying connexions, is never published. him for a number of weeks, he inquired of his master into the

Preachers of morality, instructe cause. It then appeared that

ors of youth, and editors of books the lad had told his father a false.

and other publicationscannot hood every week, and used the

render a more useful serivce to money himself. And on further

the public than to direct their efexamination he was traced lo a

forts and admonitions against the house in East-George-street, and

vices of youth, “the sins which found in a company of other ap. l easily beset them," Printers pienuices, drinking and gambling should not be backward on this with their purloined money. The subject. Within the present year infamous keeper of this house

three of their profession, but was prosecited to conviction, and lately promising, capable and respunished with just severity. And

pectable me.ober's of society, have the father of the lad promised a been discovered to be gone, past statement of the transaction, and i cure, in vice and infamy---one of ought to have given it to the

them a widow's only son, indulged public. The name of a fellow

and maintained to his ruin. Other more dangerous than the midnight crades or avocations are not free assassin ought to be exposed to

from their proportion of instances. the executive authority.

Masters, see that your apprentices The vices here alluded to, are are bound to you, keep a watchful the most prolific source of ruin 10 eye over their couduct abroad. the rising generation. Probably! And if you detect them in frethere are but few merchanis or quenting the sinks of iniquiry mechanics in this city, who gen

and destruction with which the erally employ a number of clerks city abounds, arrest them in their or apprentices, but actually lose career at all hazards; for it were sume one of them in this way.

better for them, as well as yourT'i.eir dissipation leads them to selves, that they were thrown into pilfering, The gambling and

the sea with a millstove to their dancing-hou se, tavern, circus and necks, than that their evil proiheatre must be attended by pensities should be indulged.

little dog,

steps toward

THE HARVEST ,EVENING.

* Beneath this humble cod is laid.

Bemoan'd by all the village train,
A RURAL SKETCH.

A youth who ev'ry effort made

The love of all friends to gain. Ar length the crimson West

• From early dawn to closing night proclaims the end of day: the sun His aged parents, ease he sought; sinks down behind the hill, and And all their comfort and delight leaves the jaded peasantry to seek

Was by his daily labour bought: their bomes. How still around! No task to him was e'er too hard

Which T'he atmosphere is hush'd! Be

gave his aged mother rest;

And oft the happy dame's regard hold the happy tribe! their sultry

She warmly to the you h expres'd, day completed, issuing from their

• But ah!, the mother now is lost hospitable master's door: each

Her life, her soul support, is gone : takes his road, and, warmin heart,

The fatal stroke her reason cost, give each the kind good night.'

Distruction does her loss bemoan. Ab! who knows how soon the last

W. H. good night may come !..One youth the kindest of the throng,

FARIETY. bids the farewell, and, with his hastens his

ORIGINAL, AND SELECTER his faibci's cot. But hark ! what rattling io the trees! louder and

For the Lady's Miscellany. loyderis the sound! The wind still rises, and sable clouds precede From the PROVIDENCE GAZETTE. the impending storm. At once THE HINT. No. XV. the whole horizon is a dismal

". Good men are easily moved to scene ! The tempest comes, the

tears." dreadful lightning darts its fatal

Ones B, 17-365. blaze, and thunder shakes the To

wccp

with those who weep, earth! Alas! the moment fraught says Epictetus, is consistent with with dires: moe is now at hand.- the dignity of the soul, and conA burning flash strikes the poor genial to the feelings of humanity. youth, and lays him prostrate on “ The calm lights of mild philoso. the ground! Tae faithful dog, phy"? must sometimes be darkenclose to his master's feet, howls

ed by grief ; and tears will glisten out and feels the blow. Toe dog even in the eyes of those stoics, comes to him. but ah! in vain ho

who deem a temporary submission expects his master's kind caresses, l to its influence a degrading weakno more he feels his soothing

Even Cato, the unrivalled hand. The peasant falis to rise pattern of fortitude and philosophy, no more! Virtue and filial af

and apparently insensible to filial fection inscribe these lines upon sorrow, wept over the calamity of his rural grave :

his county.

ness.

« 前へ次へ »