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exceik ne poel of oui own, we may Bui what can wo say to those ste
people who purchase a sort of sick
ly euse at the expence of solid vir. Worlds bchind worlds that dech in
ne, who fine fo disease s, and imaæther lie.
gine themselves to be the greatest And suns that twinkle to the distan!
among men, while they are the cye. .
lowest among slaves ?. We know very well as 10 our
What conld surprise one more, humani constitutions, that mution,
(if the sig hi were not very common). whicn is inc eas'u and promoted
loan to see cieatures who know, by exercise, is better than any l'e
who are well assured the great ceipt in the whole, maleria medica,
Change must come, and that too for the preservation of health a..ci
in the short circulation of a few suengti.
years. Idus foolishly anxious, and Behold yon man of great wealth in a perpetual pursuit of pain and. and udolence, suik in in.cliving, disim@"; if they conceive that vapoured all over, enervaled with Happiness consists in power and luxury, tortur'd with pain and sigh
wealth,they reason wiong; if they ing after health : When he sees
wouid be pleased to imagine that
it iecideu in heal h and virtue, they the ruddy vigour of the laborious
would reason, right. hinu, the elasuciiy of his nerves,
PHILANTHROPOS. the pliancy and strength of his limbs, and the goodness of his digestion free from caie, void of
For the Lady's Miscellany." pain and thought, and whistliny 10 bis leun in the furrow, may not Abuses in relation to the. suco a wealthy, miserable wretch
BEAU MONDE. be allowed to envy the fclicity of this healthy clown ? May be not I am no Poütician, and therewith seeming jus ice, complain of foi e have no hing to say aboui Hrs. the inequali yot fortune in bestow. sians und Hanoverians : The city in bitssings with 90 partial a auchess, whether it contained 100 hand.
little, or just e ouzh, is nothing to me : Anu
am not wlioily unReflections of this kind may not Cncerned, about the state of the prove an improper lesson in an idle
N. 100. The gay part of the na21x) indolent race, who rain hem
tion, the Beau Nionde, is what I stives and their posterity by wn in- mean. A great number of abuses, temperate use of p.enty; for these that deserve a legislative rediess, eviis are generally bought upon are crept into this community, of them by, whai they call, the bless- which I shall now enumerate a ings of an easy fortune.
Advertising after a Bedfellow, as statures, features, foi unes, or we have seen it praciised by both whatever theregister keeper should sexes, unless the town has been be empowered 10 ask, under le grossly imposed upon, is one of sanie solemn penalty of an onth; these abuses. I am scandalis'd the men in one book, and the wo. whenever I see this infringement man in anoliver ; which shou d neof all good manners, this contempt ver be opened bul 10 the country of that respect which I have hith. sex. Afer such a register erto thought due from the sex to establised, if any man or woman each other. It is no more nor less took upon them 10 advertise in a than se'ting themselves up to sale, public news paper, trey sqouw be to be carried off by the first person suspected of impos uie in some who bids to the price? If there article or olier; eliner that they was indeed a scarcity on one side ; were not so rich, so handsome, so if ihe meo had been lost in war; young, as they pretended, or that or if there had been a mortalily a there was some other defect mong the women, there might obstacle, ihat prevented their conhave been some excuse for this ing to the fair market. practice. But as matters are at present, when, hy what appears,e. My second complaint is chiefly very John may have his Joan, if ne levelld against te fair. It is a will but ask the question, I cannot gainst an affec ion that prevails a. but look on this innovation as very mong some of them, on certain oc. unnecessary in the men, and very
Casions, to dress so mushike men indecent in the women.
that there may be great danger of
their being taken for such, and if Yet, lest it should so happen that
many a pretty felicw being taken any of the former, through dint of
for a lady, especially if the custoon meer native modesly, otherwise
should grow more general. Now called sheepishness, should not be
as I can liardly think ib«re ane 1,.. able to open his mind ; or any of
ny women, however they may be the latter, by great ill luck, should
p.eased with mimicking another live till thirty without having it in
manner, that would in reality le her power to give a deniel ; I
willing to pass for w'ai they are vould humbly propose, for the
not, I hope the he zaid they run benefit of such, that there eiecied
will sufficienzly convirce ilen, by authority of Legislaluie, a pub
without any new in:e:pusilicn of lic register office, for single per:
i he legis aiure. soos, into which none should be ad mitted who did not previously make
When Jack Dafifier ard his sis. oath, that they were free from all ier Lucy ride cut together, ihnic engagement. In this cffice sucii
is ro uifference to be seen tewist persons should enter their sges! || thep, but in the petticcal and
to this sim
brerches : a diam very a preven lion in every part of their conduct sive if a siop be not pul
similar to that of the Frenchman, assimilating lasie, that these two who hav rather go without a shirt, guiments may in time come to a ihan without ruffles; rather starve compromise
If this should cver as a couni, 'han enjoy affluence & happen whal son:d we do when independence as an honest mer. there was a fer une voice in the Chiant. Men idolize the great,and man, and a masculine is the wo. the distincions of fashionable life, man : and the luce 4' C 60 m UC , with an idolaiory so reverential and alıke in he iwo i Dave inentioned, complete, that they seem to misthat when Jack calls in the nex akt i far their duty toward: Gud. room, Doung is more
fo to use the words of the chate. than for the servants 10 answer,
chism, do hey not appear to beNadam!
lieve in them, to fear them, to love QUIZ. them with all their hearts, with all
thei: mincs, with all their souls,
and with all their strength, to worFor the Lady's Miscellany. ship them, to call upon them, to
honor their names and their words, Oathe Folly of sacraficing COMFORT
and to serve them truly all the to TASTE.
d-ys of their lives?' As they norThere are certain homely, but ship faise gods, their blessing are sweei comforts and conveniencies,
of the kind which corresponds with che absence of which no elegance
the nature of their deities. They can suppiy. Since however, they
are all shadowy and insubstantial; have nothing of external splendour,
dreams, bubbles and meteors, they are oflen saciificed 10 the
wl ich dance before their eyes, and gratification of vanity We live
lead them io perdition. too much in ne eies and minds of obers, and too fi de 10
It is really imaccountable to beheaits, too little to our own
hold families of a competent forsciences, anu :00 ii tie io our own
tune and respectable rank, who satisfaction
(while they deny themselves eren jous to appear, lad to be happy.
the common pleasures of a plenti
fu: table, while their kitchen is the Accarding to the present modes cave of cold and famine, while their of jiving, and jdlcas of propriely, nei: hbours, relations, and friends an osien alious appearance must be piry ana despise as they pass the at ali events, and in all instances, coni fortless and unhospitable door) supported. Iwe can preserve a couple not to be profusely expengli !e:ing and glosy varnising we sive in dress, furniture, building, ris egard the interior male als &
equipage, at public entertainments substance. Many sew a dispusi- in excursions to bath, Tunbridge:
or Bigthelmstone. To feed the him his claim to tasie, give him fashionable extravagance, they rub the title of a man of pleasure, and themselves of indulgencies which since he insists upon it, grant him they know to be more truly satis, his pretensions to Scavoir Vivre. factory; for which of them return But at the same time he cannot eth from the midnight assembly, deny that he is hunted by his creor from the summer excurtions, disors, that he is obliged to hide without complaining of dullness. himself least he should lose his fatigue, ennui, and insipidiiy ? liberty ; that he is cating the bread They have shewn themselves, they and ihe meat, and wearing the have seen many fine persons, and clothes of those whose children are many fine things; but have they crying for a morsel, and shivering seit the delicious pleasures of do in rags. If he has brought him. mestic peace, and tranquil delights self to such a state as to feel noun. of social intercourse at their own easiness, when lie reflects on his towns and villages, the solid satis- embarrassment, and its conse. factions of a cool collected mind, quence to others; he is a base, the comforts arising from a disem. worthless and degenerate wretch barrassed siate of finances, and the But if he is uneasy, where is his love and respect of a neighbour. appiness ? where his exalted cnhood?
joymenis ? how much happier had
been this boaster of happiness, had To run in debt and be involved
be lived within the limits of reason in danger of ariests and imprison duty, and his fortune, in love and ment, are in this age almost an ob.
unily with his own regular family; ject of fashionable ambition. To
at his own fire-side, beloved trusthave an execution in the house, is
ed, respected in ihe neighbourto be in the same predicament hood, afraid of no creditor or perwith his boronet, and the other lord
secution, nor of :ny thing else, but .or with his grace the duke. The
of doing wrong? He might not inpoor imitator of• splendid n:isery, deed have made a figure on the little greatness, and titled infamy, wwf; he might not have had the risques his liberty and last snilling honor of leading the fashion ; but lo become a man of taste and fash
he would probably have had health, ion. He boasts that he is a hap
wealth, fanie and peace. Many a py man, for lie is a man of plea
man who is selilom seen, and never sure he knows how to
heard of, enjoys, in the silence and life; he professes the important security of a private life, all whici science called the Scavoir Vivre
this sublunary life can afford to Give him the distinction which
swceten the cup, and to lighten the in the littleness and blindness of
burtlen. his soul, he considers as the source of happiness and honor. Allow In things of an inscrior nature,
and such as not immediately con. ofien renders the subline and rected with moral conduct, the magnificent taste in gardening insame predilection for external ap- compatiable with comfort. Win- . pearance, and the same neglect of ter, as the poet says often lingers. solid comfort, wien placed in com- in the lap of may. How pleasing petition with the display of an af to step out of the house, and bask fecied taste, arc found to prevail. under a sunny wall covered with Our houses are ofien rendered bloom, to watch the expansion of a cold, small and inconvenient, for rose bud, and to see even the humthe sake of preserving a regularity ble pea and bean shooting up with of external figure, or of copying all the vigour of vernal fertility, the arcbi •cule of a warmer cli- But now the mansion house stands matc. Our carriages are made naked and forlorn). You descend dangerous or incoinmodious for
from the flight of s eps.
You are the sake of aitracing the passen. saluted by the rudest breath of gers eye, by somethin; new or sin. Eu us and Boreas. No crees, no gular in their shape, strength, or walls, no out-houses, even the fabric. Our dress is Cushioned is ki chen and offices sublerraneous. uneasy forms,and with troublesome Not a corner to seek the genial siiperfiuilies, or uncomfortable de- waini'h of a meridian sun. Fine fec!s, just as the Proteus, Fashion, prospecis indeed all around. But issues out of the capricious edicis you cannot say to look at them. of a variable tasie. We cven eat You fly to your chimney corner, and drink see and hear, noi ac. happy if the persecuring blagt purcording to his own uppe ites and sues you not to your last recess. senses, but us he present taste We allov all thai tasic can claim. happens to direci. In this refined IVe admire and love her boauiies; age we are all persuas of taste, but they are dearly bought at the from the hairdresser and willener,
expence of comfort. to the duke and ducess. The
A lille and enclosed garden question is not what is right, piu. dent, pleasin, comforiable, but adds greatly to the real enjoyment what is ide tase. Hence beggarly,
of a rural retreat. Though taste finery, and lordly beggary.
has thrown down the walls and laid
all open ; I venture to predict that The sacrifice of corufo:t to taste before the lapse of half a century, is vissible in our inodern gardens. good sense and the love of comfort I rejoice in the explosion of the will rebuild them. The grounds Dutch manner. I expaiste with beyond may sill be laid out in the raptured eye and imagination over grandest and most beautiful siyle ; the noble scenes created by a Kent but let the house gland in the midst and a Brown, But at the same of a small cukivaled spoi, where vine i lament that our cold climate every vegetable beauty and delica