Alvone, on behalf of Mir. Grecn, contended he had a right to ex-
that the letter of a law was not in emption from the penalty of the
be foliuwed when a contradiction, law,
to its spirit and meaning, which
was the case in this instance, as

Mr. Edwin, on the opposite side, some persons were necessarily ex.

acknow,edged the propriety of exemped from serving as guardians, empting clergymen from the dualthou shroexcepcion in their fa- :;ues of jurors and malitiamen ; but your might lie found in we jan

the busir.ess of guardians of the gurze of the law. Of this class poor being wlially of a charitable are oficers of the government who natu e, and ite efore not incoin. are bound by other laws to performpatible will the duties of a religion public duties with which those of, founder on nicicy and benevolence, a guardian might interfere. Thus it armitted of question whether obedience to loh laws, on their they were equally priviledged from pars; wouk! be impossible, and 1, serving in this office. But admilla where the laws require an inipos jing this to be the case, with resBibility reason and jus ice forbid pect io iegular clergyen, that is theii operation. Lawyers also are

those whose business is the min. of this class. Without them un- i istering of the gospel, does the der present circumsances, the bu- privilege extend to Mr Green, siness of our courts could not go wbo, so far from having made the on; it is therefore, politic to ex- ministering of the gospel his busiempt them from the performance iness, has been, and is a regular of any public duties which might travlesman, and a vigilent and en. interfere with their attendance terprising one, as his success in there. Then, with respect to cler.trade, and the well known face of gymen, the sanctity of their char- i his having at one time kept two aciers has always proiected them stores, fully demonstrate. If this from the operation of those laws mere act of preaching invests a an obedience to which might les. man with this privilege, then the sen the ver.eration that is due to il presbyterian, the iodependent, or their station, or interrupt or im- li taptist elder who accidently officiLarrass them in the performance ates at the desk. or the idle deof their sacredandimportant duties.claimer who makes a mockery Tney are never called upon 10 of religion in the market house, serve as julto", and though there will be fully entitled to it.

i bol u vo:! in the militia law which excuss themfism military Fram the facts and arguments duty they are universally consider aduuced. junge Rush was of opined prip!S. Ascuning thene i ion that mr. Green was shot subject grounds, and Considering Mrr to the penalty sued fol, a'in cimigo Green a clergyman, his council ed (ne pauy accordingly, in a cluse

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and argumentive address. In this the influence, or add to the dignity opinion of the judge the jury did of the sacred office? A distinction not acquiese ; but after being out ought to be made, because there is about twenty minutes, found a ver. a real and substantial difference dict for the plaintiffs. The court, between those who make the however, immediately and without duties of this office their business a hearing set aside the verdict and and profession, and those who gran:ed a new trial by special ju attend to them only as secondary ry.

objects, and those who are really

and ostensibly mechanics, shop Without presuming to censure

keepers, or traders. If these perothers for their opinions, we feel

sons impair not the respectability ourselves free to declare it, as our

or sanctity of their characters by firm and decided opinion, that on

making shoes, attending behind the this occasion the jury was right counter,or peddling about in wareand the judge wrong. That regu

rooms and auction stores, they lar clergymen, or in other words, certainly would not by performing men who make the duties of the

the duties of a guardian of the · sacred profession their business

poor ; any such piea, therefore, on should be exempted from serving their part, is palpably fallacious; · as jurors and malitia-njen, appears

and can be considered in no other neither unreasonable,, nor impro- light than as a pretext for shifting per : but to extend this privilege | off their own shoulders such burto every ready made divine who

thens as their less presuming · may be allowed by bis church to neighbours inust bear with silent preach or let it alone, as may suit

submission. his humour or convenience, would be doing nothing in favour of reli 70 grant ta the stationed and gion or justice. If the priviledges regular clergy of the methodists, of clergymen be extended to these the priviledges granted to clergylocal preachers the consequence

men of other denominations is pro-. will be thatevery elder of the pres- l per and equitable ; but to extend byterian, or any other sect, who tbem to all their oratora, their deamay be permitted to officiate in cons, elders, exhorters, and class clerical offices will be equally en leaders, would perhaps free ene titled to them; and we put it to half of the sect from any kind of every man of understanding and public service ; or at least,it would experience lo say whether placing be granting this privilege to fifty. such persons with respect to

of this sect for one of any other that, privilege, on a footing with regular claimed them, and this, we think, clergymen, with the White's, the would be favouring one order of: Gray's, the Scaughton's, and the christians in a manner which could Pilmore'sof our city, would extend l not be justified to any other, I, M.

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Froin the Freemason's Magazine. recesses of counting-houses, and

the accumulation of money. Thus. Siå,

avaiding all the plagues and ex. I have extracted from a European pences of a family, for which I

magazine à pair e pictures, deemed the society of an elegant which I hope you waay de ni and affectionate woman by no worthy to adorn the deparimat means an equivalent. Alas! Mr. you have so judiciously appro-| Editor, I now see how I miscalcupriated to the ladies.

lated; how much such a partnerA Subscriber.

ship wuld have been for my ad

vania e in the long run. I now THE OLD BACHELOR.

prt be mutual participation of

pleasure and pain, the endearmon's I am that insulated being called of our children, that flattering inan Old Bachelor. A creature

Terest which Eliza would have tawearisome io myself and beloved

ken in me (for whom by the way by no one. I have spent the nvon

nobody cares a straw), I put all of my days in a single slate, from

these on the credit side of the ledthe dread of incurring the expen-ger, and find in the opposite page. ces incident to a married life with

only such a portion of expences a woman who had nothing; and as I have actually brought upon now sorely do I repent that I had myself, by being drawn in to give not generosily enough to overlook

tavern dinners, and a thousand O. this consideration in favor of a ther exưravagancies that young charming girl that I truly loved, men know not how to avoid. You and who wanted nothing but fortune | will easily sec; when a just account to recommend her. I was formerly | is made out, what I have gained, clerk to her father, then a mer. or rather what I have lost. Instead chant of great respectability, but of the bright hearth and smiling some years

after greatly reunced faces of my family, instead of sitby the unfortunate turn of affairs ing down in the midst of beings in the late contest between us and

who owe life to me, and portioning American When he failed I was out their little meal with the delisettled in the world, and might (cions sensatinas of a father, I take have saved bis amiable girl from my solitary chop at a coffee-house many a year of fatigue and distress and afterwards saunter in the thointo which their pover.yimmerse atre, where venal beauty spreads them. But with sang fruid, for her net, and I am caught! Alas! which I now deiest myeelf, I then here is no wind, here is no modesstoo: aloof, fore my thoughis from ty to make sentiment intcresting. the sweet Eliza, and driving for. || After having seen a public enterward into the heart of the city, tainment with Eliza, with what dctermined to lose myself in the delight might we have passed the

remainder of the evening. Her who, abondon a young woman from taste and sensibility would have motives like mine, as they do not nade us live the hours over again deserve happiness so they never with additional pleasure ; her bo

will obtain it. And moreover, Mr. som would have been my harbor Editor, if you print this, please to in the storms of life : and there I add, that an equal mixture of love should have found resources from anii prudence forms the only, and .ennui in the calm season of pros w ost delicious conserve they will perity; in the day of sickness her have the facully of relishing all voice could have whispered com

their life. Either, taken separately fort; and in my dying hour the is prejudicial: one being too auspure invocations of my children tere, and the other too sweet : they might have availed me at the throne must be blended to render them of grace. What a sad reckoner,' happily effective ; and if any per. have I been, Mr. Editor! I am now sons have skill enough to make up as grey as a bauger, and have not the composi:ion after my recipe, a single relative in the world. I

I shall not have bemoaned myself, have long retired from business : nor you have inserted this in vain. but my fortune brings me ou en

I am, sir, your's, &c. &c. joyment, my dog leads nearly as

STEPHEN SORROWFUL. ratianal a life. I eat and drink and sleep alternately as he doy:s : for

( The Old Maid will be given in I now fear to become the prey of

our next.) some indigent dame, wlio would overlook my grey hairs and infira mities in consideration of coming

Will you take a glass of brandy and

water?' in for a third of iny ricalih, and therefore avoid much commerce WOULD to heaven the brandy with the sex, from which, though, boule had not so many charms ! Ils I might once have derived happi- debilitating qualities ought rather nexs, I can now only e xpect trick, to frighten the drunkard, and make or at best ridicule. But what can hinı fly from an enemy,

so truly a man do who has b et avarice run formidable. Yet he will court his, away with him in ti s youth, when own destruction, and give hospitale' all the social affectio ns should have lity to wretchedncss. This inflam. been at their out-p4 .sts to preventing liquid, stimulates the appetite it? All that remains for such a of many, while the cool & refreshman (after the exa mple of a cul- ling spring is heedlessly neglecred. prit going to execriuion) is to warn One, pa'sies the body,-the other the mul:itude how they fall into | invigorates it: one inscribes health this error. To as sure them that upon the cheek, the other pushes the good which is not participated || forth blossoms of disease, and roser is not half enjoyed, and that those that are loathsome. The school

of debauchery furnishes a pleniturle,criminal pleasure, for the more of this species of poison), which its exalted habitations of Wisdom. members are cager to swallow, as She will lead thee to iminortal is greedy to become infamous, and delight, and instruct thee to be as if solicitous for ruin. The sim- blessed. Por, her ways, are ways ple remedy for thirs', which nature of pleasantness, and all her paths, has pointed out is spurned by them are preace." as unworthy; cold water, is rejected with a sncer, while the sparkling cordial of vice is treated with Dedicated to George IV. Morgang, smacking lips, and a commen-place

and his comparion Isaac eulogy. They do not consider,

Mason. that their bowels will be tormented with the fury of its heat ; that

IDLENESS has at present so their cyes will weep it forth, again inuch infuence on abundance of doubly distilled; andthat the longue the younger part of some men, and of Wisdom will pronounce a curse has become so fashionable, that the tipon their name ; but they con- priociple emulation among a great tinue the baleful draught, until it part of them is, only who shall be staggers them into their graves.

mos! fippish and insignificant. Ne. The infatunting path of voluptu-vertheless, if this disposition was ousness is still crowded with ad. confined to those who are born to mireis, who guze upon the aclja- | great esia:es, and therefore claim cent scenes, as though they arricu. a perogative of being useless, it lated, blessings. Here, Folly reigtis would less c'eserve our notice. But as quecn, dallying with the over the infection having reached to zealous imagination, and trifling those in lower life, who have no with the credulity of her slaves. : suci title is insinificancy, it is Be not her slire. Let not her high tiine it dould be animadvertsmiles persuade thcetointoxication ed on,and som 3 enquiry made from nor her wanton gambols entice thee whence it procreds. If we trace fioin the guardianship of Discre- ! this iil habit to i:s origin, we shall tion. Her goolly fare will soon

find it is often, more owing to a grow obnoxious to thy palale., and wrong education, and bad cxamber charms degenerate in:0 odi- ' ples, than to the inclinations of the ousness! "Think of this, ye Tipp- persons who are guilty of it. Jers! and tolerate the kind aid of Repentance. Hier chivings, it is Miny men who from low be1. ue, will cause a blush ; but, beginnings, have nised themselves assured, it will be of a more lovely to circunstances above what they compicxion, than that, which wine expected, having found the disadhas alreody given thec. Leare, vantage of being wholly illiterate, therefore the seducing baunts of resolve to preveal that inconveni

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