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kind to me!-you will kill me!-- equivocal pleasure, and by no I saw not my wife die--no!--they mcans, to be much recommended. dragged me from her-but I saw Little habits insensibly beget a my Jacky and Nancy die--and passion for them; and a passion who pilied me, but my dog? He for cards murders time, money, turned his eyes to the body-Iraients, understanding, every thing wept with him. He would then that is rational in our naiure, and have taken some nourishment, but every thing that is divine. nature was exhausted and he ex. pired.
If experience did not convince us of the faci, one should never
have imagined, that a reasonable For the Lady's Miscellany. creature would ever haie been a
ble to consume hours, days, weeks, Mi. Ediwr
months, years, in counting over the Invice with a high degree black and red spots upon paper 'of concern that very prevalent
prevalent and childishly to quarrel about fa nion card playing. Conversa. their success-a creature who has tion which formerly used to be so understanding that is capable of instructing and pleasant is now al
improycment to an infinite demost destroyed. Father, Sen, and
gec! a creature living in a world Grand son are now frequently, where knowledge is immense, and found at the same table with Grand
every flower or shrub a subject of mother, daughier & Grand Jaugh.
astonishment-who has a temper, ler Money appears as much an
that requires continual watchfulobject of play at the private as at
ness : a soul thai veeds unremitthe public gainbling house. Younging cujtivation ; perhaps children, ladies play with as much anxieiy, that call for incessant instruction ; and as great boldness as the men, ainidst objects oî distress for which they think ittle about winning six heaven beys each superfluous penor eight dollars of an evening, and
ny, and in a body, that may any tell of their success, and of sitting moment drop into the grave! up till midnight without a blush. Present the following to your
I will advert no longer, on the readers. It is from a series of moral consequences. A woman Ictiers addiessed by the rev. John who has a wish only to please, Bennet, 10 a young lady.
should not be much addicted to PRESTO. this practice. It is very apt to
muflc the temper, and discuinose Cards, which are the insepara- the featuris ; and a sour and an blo concomitants of tea visits, and angry look is more destructive 10 intrucuced as soon as pe os are Amrle chaims, than an higii score well seated in company, are a very butic flush, or the small-pox.
I is said in favour of cards that to the issue of chance. We never they prevent scandal, and are a look at its consequences, but inuisubstitute to many for the want of lry to the gaming table without reconversation. This conveys a se- fecting upon the danger that may vere stigma both on our hearts and attend such a, hasty siep. Wc thus understanding. It supposes, that draw a veil over its disgrice and we have few stores of entertain reproach, and give to it a degree ment within ourselves ; and that of plausibility, which renders the the only way to avoid a greaser er temptation irresistabie.. ror, is to fall into a less,
Our moments, I fear, will not bea: the This vice bas, something in it, scruting of conscience or reason,
that charms and shocks the feelmuch less to spend them in an in- ings at the same instant. It af. nocent and useful manner, without fords the gamester picasure while the low resource of either scandal | engaged in the piay, but creates, or play?
remorse when the game is finished--when his fellow gainesters.
have been more success ul than From the Phil. Tickler.
hitself. This vice attacks us
privately ; it gradually undermines. - Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated, needs but to be seen,
and destroys every virtue ; it cabis. Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
down every barrier that is set up, We first endure, then pity, then em
to retain man within the bounds of brace.'
what is laudible and becoming.
AMONGST the many viccs, This is the reason why the prac. that infest a large and populous tice of aming is so successfully city, none isof a nature so spread. fatal. We first consider it niereing and malignant, as the practicely as a pleasure, then as a business of gaming ; nor will it be very and as we suppose we can in this difficult to discover, why it has this practice unite business with plea . mischievous pre-emincoce, if we sure we pursue it with more araltend lo-the course of its opera dour, than any other that engages tion and progress in the mind.- mankind. It meets with less opo Other vices have something in position than the other vicos, as it their very aspect and colour, which
appears to be more in unison with shocks the moral sense, and are at our principles. When a man beopen hostility with the good prin. | comes a gamester he is fil for no ciples, or habits, that have been other employment whatever-cherished in us by education, or hence the immortal Shakespeare examples ; bal we, as it were, observes, keep a gamesier from force ourselves to look upon gam. his dice, and a good student from ng as a practice in which we trust his books, and it is wonderful..
His thoughts are all taken up in his Will. The young lady was forming plans, by which he may then eighteen; and if she happenbe able to cheat his fellow game ed to die unmarried, or, if married sters of their money, or regain his without children, her fortune was own, wbicane has had the misfor zit to her guardian, and to his tube to lusc.
"Could we,' says " Delis. As the interest of the Unelegant writer, look in the muss
CiU was now incompatible with the of the common gamesler, we life of tbe Niece, several other would see it full of nothing but relations hintod that it would no trumps and matadores : his
be proper for them to live togeth. slumbers are haunied with kings, Whether they were willing with queeos, and with knaves."
to prevent any occasion of slander
against the Uncle in case of the How many useful crizens, has
young lady's death ; whether they this deitstible, this abominable,
tiad any apprehension of her being this vile practice, deprived our ci.
in clanger; or whether they were ty of--low many a family has it
only discontented with the father's hurried into wretcheuness. misery il disposition of his fortune, & thereand woe-how many a tear has it
fore, propogated rumours to the caused a tender father, and an af.
prejudice of those who possessed fectionate mother to shed, by 'ru
ii, cannot be known; the Uncle ining a child upon whom all their
however, took his niece to bis hopes were placed, and in whom
house near Epping Forest, & soon all their pleasures were cented ?
afterwards she disappeared.
Great inquiry was made after SELECTED
her, and it appearing, that the day
she was missing, she went out For the Lady's Miscellany.
with her uncle into the forest and, UNCERTAINTY OF HUMAN
that he returned without her--he TESTIMONY.
was taken inio custody. A few
days afterwards he went through The following remarkable in a long examination, in which he stance of the incertitude and dan
acknowledged, that he went out ger of circumstantial evidence is
with her, and pretended that she extracted from the Gentleman's
found means to loiter behind him, Magazine, for the year 1751.
as they were returning home; that
he sought her in the Forest as A gentleman died possessel of soon as he missed her; and that a very considerabie fortune, wlich he knew not where she was, or he left to his only child a daugh- what was become of her. This ter, and appointed his brother to account was thought improbable, be her Guardian, and Executor of and his apparent interest in the
death of his ward, and perhaps, | It appeared, however, that what ail the petulent. zeal of other relations the witnesses had sworn was true, concurred to raise and strengthen and the fact was found to be thus suspicions against him. It was circumstanced : found that the young lady had been addressed by a neighbouring
The young lady declared, that gentleman, who had, a few days having previously agreed to go off before she was missing, set out
with the gentleman that courted upon a journey to the north ; and her, he had given out that he was that she had declared she would going a journey to the North : but
that he waited concealed at a little marry him when he returned :
house near the skirts of the forest, that her uncle had frequently expressed his disapprobation of the
till the time appointed, which wa
the day she cisappeared. That he match in very strong terms: that she had often wept and reproached
had horses ready for biṁself and
her, and was attended by two serhim with unkindness, and an a
vants also on horseback.--That as buse of his power. A woman was
she was walking with her uncie, also produced, who swore, that on
he reproached her with persisting the day the young lady was miss
in her resolution to marry a man ing, about 11 o'clock in the fore. noon, she was coming through
of whom he disapproved ; and af
ter much altércation, she said with the forcst, and heard a woman's
some heat, “I have set my heart voice expostulating with great.
upon it ; if I do not marry him, it eagerness, uponi which she drew
will be my death ; and don't kill me, nearer the place, and, before she
uncle, don't kill me ;' that just as saw any person, heard the same voice say, don't kill me, Uncle,
she had pronounced these words,
she heard a gun discharged very don't kill me ; upon which she was greatly terrified, and immediately near her, at which she started,
and immediately afterwards saw a hearing the report of a gun verý
man come forward from among near, she made all the haste she
the trees, with a wood-pidgeon in could from the spot, but could not
his hand, that he had just shot rest in her mind till she had told
that coming near the place apwhat had happened.
pointed for their rendezvous, she Such was the general impa- | formed a preience to let her uncle tience to punish a man, who had go on before her, and her suitor murdered his niece to inherit her being waiting for her with a horse, fortune, that upon this evidence he she mounted, and immediately was condemned and executed. rode off. That instead of going
into the North, they retired to a About ten days after the execu house, in wbich he had taken tion the young lady came home I lodgings, scar Windsor, where
they were married the same day, he never abated to his dying day. and in about a week went a jour. There are thousands to whom ney of pleasure to Prance, from pride is a much more beloved pos. whence, when they returned, they session than 'character,' and who first heard of the misfortune which will suffer any imputation on the they had nadvertently brought up, latter with meanness, bul who reon their uncle.
sent what wounds their pride with So uncertain is human testimo
a zeal bordering on madness. ny, even when the witnesses are sincere; and so necessary is a cool The principal argument in faand dispassionate inquiry and de vour of Mimicry is, that it may be iermination, with respect to crimes a means of curing the foibles athat are culpable in the highest gainst which it is employed. But degree, and commilled with every this can only be the case with a possible aggravation.
pertain class of men of the most impartial sense and open judge
ment. This class being very thin For the Lady's 1 liscellany.
I cannot help affirming, that with ON MIMICRY.
che zenerality of mankind this ta.
Jeni produces no effect but a thoUnfortunately for mankind, they rougi contempt for nim who uses. are sometimes eodued with many it. Some foibles there are which, talcols which, when wisely used, satirized in a general n.anner, might be singularly bencficial, but
may be perhaps cured ; but if ihe appear most lively at at a time
satire is particularly pointad at when the judgment is weak, and one, that one individual becomes the foresight imperfect. No talent moie obstinate than ever in adcan possibly be more pleasing hering to his faibles. On these than Mimicry, and there surely is occasions the satirist must endeanone the intemperate use of which vour to perfect his cure with as procurcs more enemies. The rea
liule probing as possible ; for if son is. that it affects those parts of the patient feels the smart of the our character which seem most curative instrument too acutely, he connected with our pride. I have will be apt to exclaim, that the scen a man taniely bear to be curs cure is worse than the disease. " ed for a fool, branded for an infidel and laughed at for his ignorance : S Foore was the greatest mi. and yet when afterwards he un mic perbaps the world ever saw. derstood that a mirnic had enter. His mimicry has been thus detained a company with his manner fended : When we attempt to of walking and entering a room, he give advice to a friend in private, conceived a degree of rancorous he is generally offended with the mulice against the iniınic, which freedom; the most propable means