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sure, is to waste a valuable portion pear but as unreal mockery, of life in a manner which will not when that mist which they induce please on reflection. To set rich is removed from our eyes.com es before our eyes, is to stint the Learning then appears most valaabilities of inan to a mean dagree: | able, when it is most wanted ; and and wuen wy sickness we are con most lovely, when former pursuits fined to solitude, the recollection of
appear most hateful. all our wealth will not drive away the tormenting la gour of a sin.
Let it not be thought, however, gle huur ; for ou minds, in such
that I wish to contradict a received a case, want pleasing ideas, and
and just opinion, that learning has our ideas are but the confesedapan
often betrayed men into many erpals' of conscience for reglected
rors which in the days of Ignorapportunity. Of a life thus spent ance they could never have fallen Shakespeare speaks with ininiita- into. This has been the case in ble eloquence. I do not recollect
many late instances, but it occurra more beautiful comparison than
ed in such men as, from the victhe foilowidg in any part of his
ious affectation of eminence and works :
singularity, attempted to overthrow If thou art rich!, thou art poor;
all knowledge whatever, and force
us to disbelieve our senses and our For like an ass, whose back with ingo:s bows,
judgment. If ever they possesscd Thou bear'st thy heavy riches but
Learning, it vanished on their ar. a journey,
rival at this stage of human deAnd death unloads thee.'
pravity, and ini wishing 10 know
more than the rest of mankind, If fame be our sole pursuit, it they soon lost the memory of what may, perhaps, quicken our speed they had known. My readers can on the road to Learning ; but if
not bc ignorant that I am now that fame has for ils objects ambi.
hinting at the common opinion, tion and power,we shall find at last
that “100 much learning leads to inthat we have pursued the "airy fidelity ? but in all my experience nothings' of fashionable frivoliiy I have ever found, that they who and misiakesi honor, and that when
knew most of human learniog adversity drives us to reflection, it paid the most implicit obedience will be empittered by the assurance to Divine Precept. Wbat, indeed, that we have stored our minds
is human learning and experience with no knowledge to sweeten re
but a commentary and elucidation cess from the world, no fortitude of the will of Heaven? 10 bear up against ils frowns, and no experience but our own to teach Joined to the utility of Learning us our crior. Riches and fame, || as improving the nature of man, when at the utmust height, ap. and removing him at a farther dis
tance from the brutes, & nearer tu ever, that learning is but the ornaimmortality, I would beg to men ment, not the only duty of life. tion the many pleasures that flow Without piely, it will be an useless from it. Public amusemenis yield mass of unprofitable superfluities, a satisfaction always temporary, & that cannot cheer us in our retireoften dangerous. Tco frequent ment, por withdraw the hand of recourse to them indicates, and in- Adversity : but joined to Picty, . duces, vacancy of thought, and it approaches muie nearly to per. susceptibility of impression, how-| fection than by any other means ever pernicious. But the pleasures we can possibly do. Learning will resulting from the perusalof works not only be embellished by piety, of learning leave no sting behind ; but advanced and improved ; for they make the most tecious mo. piecy, by restraining Man within menis appear short, and the most the bounds of regularity and tem. shurt moments profitably eniploy: perance, preserves his faculties ened. The pícasure resulting from tire, and his judgment unimpaired, Learning never palls, for our lives
The principles of Piety are fixed are too short to go the great round
as the irrevocable laws of Fate ; of science : hence nature has but those of learning are in some wisely made difference of genius to
measure uncertain, and independchirect us to different pursuits : and
ent on human opinion, which will yet even in one pursuit we are ao
always approach to certainty and ble o feel no languor ; the farther inaffability in proportion as the we go the farther we wish to go, | vice and folly that bewilder the and every present satisfaction soul into a maze of perplexity, are seems to exceed the former. removed. Learning is in a pro . With our progrees, too, our task gressive state, but Piety was as fule becomes easy ; difficulties vanish ly known many hundred years ago in proportion to our inclination to
as it is now. If it is objected aunravel them ; and the little as gainst Learning, that it is at pre: perities that are apt to frighien a
sent enveloped in many obscurities young mind, appear only as Jan
it may be justiy answered, that acgers which we derive merit from coruing 10 ihe endeavours of men the conquest of It has its difficul. these obscurities will disappear : ties mixed with its pleasures. Like but if ever from vice or inactivity the surface of the globe, on one we neglect learning, the barbarity part you will find almost inacces- of former ages will return, and be sible mountains, and in another | heightened by the dissipation of pleasant paths; yet to an eye cha!
C. can comprehend the whole, these inequalities take not from the beau
HE who cannot overlook the faults and ty of loat whole.
foibles of others, is not allove Ammite li must be reacmbered, bowling the same bim elf.
For the Lady's Miscellany.
chronology &c. few can ever boast
of an equal degree of perfection. Mr. Editor By inserting the subjoined
He died calm ; full of faith in hasty sketch in your valued Mis JESUS, and hope of a glorious Imcelluny, you will much oblige
mortality. A Subscriber.
His earthly remains were on Died at Philadelphia on the 16th || Tuesday the 19th inste deposited inst in the 67th year of his age,
in the middle aisle of the German
Lutheran Church of St. Michaels, the rev. Johann Friedrick Schmidt, president of the Lutheran Clergy
amidst an immense and bewailing in Pennsylvania and the adjac nt multitude of all denominations. States, and for many years Pastor
Schlumm'r im Frieden! Wehmuth. of the German lutheran Congre Sehosucht, Kummer gation in that City. A lengthy enu Blickt dir unser weinend Auge nach. meration of the many virtues this Schlumm'r im Frieden! Und erwach great and good man possessed,
Wonneyoll am Auferstehungs Tag. would indeed be superfiuous, as
C. L. M. all those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, especially his immediate hearers, can sufficiently
From the Spirit of the Press testify to the real worth and inesti. mable Excellencies of this peace
We seem at present to be enproclaiming Apostle of Christ.-- | deavouring to unlearn our chateSuffice it therefore, to say, he was chism, with all that we have been a genuine Christian, a fuithful taught about religion, in order to preacher of the word of God, un
model our faith to the fashion of remitting in the strict discharge of Bolingbroke's system. I went the the various duties of his laborious
other night to the Robin Hood, Ministry, and as far as ever practi.
far as ever practi- | where it is usual for tho advocates cable,true to the example of Christ against religion to assemble, and the head of the Church, and of his openly avow their inhdelity. One Apostles.
of the questions for the night was In his social Intercou: se he was
Whether lord Bolingbroke had an affectianate father, a faithful
not done greater service to man
kind by his writing than the apos, friend, a kind adviser, with a heart full of charity and good will to all les or evangelists?' As this socicmankind,
is chiefly .omposed, of lawyers,
clerks, petty tradesmen, and the In the knowledge of sacred his lowest mechanics, I was at first tory in the ancient Languages, and surprised to find such amazing er. in the sciences of astronomy udition among their.
Collins, Chubb, and Mandeville, || been any red seay. he must have they seemed to have got by heart met with it. I knev a bricklayer, A shoemaker harrangued his five who, while he was working by minutes upon the excellency of line and rule, and carefully laying the tenets maintained by lord Bo one brick upon another, would arlingbroke ; but I soon found that
gue with a fellow labourer, that the his reading had not been extended world is made by chance ;, and a beyond the Ideas of a patriot king, cook, who thought more of his which he had mistaken for a glori- trade than his Bible, in a dispute ous system of free-thinking. I about the miracles, made a pleacould not help smiling at another sant mistake about the nature of of the company, who took pains to the first, and gravely asked his anshew his disbelief of the gospel, | tagonist what he thought of the by unsainting the apostles, and supper at Cana? calling them by no other tille ihan plain Plain, or plain Peter. The
The ridiculous notions maintain. proceedings of this society have, ed by free-thinkers in their writings jadeed, almost induced in to 'wish
scaicc deserves aserious refutation; that, like the Roman Catholics, and perhaps the best method of they were not permitted to read answering them, would be, to select the Bible, rather than they should
from their works all the absurd Tead to abuse it.
and impossible notions, which they
so stiffly maintain in order to evade I have frequently heard mary ahe belief of the Christian religion. wise tradesmen setting the most I shall here throw together a few important articles of our faith over of their principle tenets under the a pint of beer. A baker took oc contradictory title of casion from Canning's affair to
THE UNBELIEVERS' CREED. maintain, in opposition to the scriptures, that man might live by bac chai malter is God and God is
I believe that there is no God, bread alone, at least that woman
matter : and that it is no matter, might ; for else said he, how could
whether there be any God or no. the girl be supported for a whole month by a few hard crusts?
I believe also that the world was.
in answer to this, a barber surgeon
not made : that the world macle set forth the improbability of that
itself: that it had no beginning : story, and thence inferred, that it
that it will last forever, world
without end. was impossible for our saviour of have fasted forty days in the wille
I believe that man is beast: that. ness. I lately heard a Midship soul is the body, and the body. swear that the Bible was all a lie the soul : and that after death. for he had sailed round the world there is neither body nor soul. with Lord Anson, and if there had iterü that there is no religion:
chat natural religion is the only cinkling of a flattering tongue religion : and that all religion is and though it has been repeated undatural.
to her a thousand times over, that I believe not revelation: I believe
she is handsome, she must needs in the Talmud, I believe in the
hear her person praised again and Alcoran, I believe not the Bible : again, morning, noor and night, or I believe in Sanconiatho, I believe
she falls fathoms deep into the vain Confucious, I believe in Maho. | pours. With a taste vitiated by met, I believe not in Christ.
a never-ceasing recurrence of high Lastly, I believe in all unbelief. adulation, plain truth is as unplea
seasoned compliments and fulsome
sant to the ear, as plain food is FEMALE BEAUTY:
to the palate of an epicure.
le nymphs of rosy lips and radiant eyes,' -To curl her waving hairs,
give ear to a word of wholesom Assist her blushes, and inspire her airs.'
advice. Gifted as ye aro with WHAT a shape! What an air! beauty, be thankful to the giver, What charming complexion and
but not vain of the gift--else ye.
it. Be it features ! 'Tis just the thing !- had better never had Thus it was LETITIA communed
your care to add to your beauty with her own heart, while she
discretion, benignity, and whatso-' was viewing her attractions in the ever things are lovely,' both in disglass.
position and behaviour. These • Gentle vanity! how sweet are
will make your peauty wear well, thy illusions to the heart of man,'
and will more than supply its place -ay, and to the heart of WOMAN
when that fading flower shall have too. We look in vain for the jew
passed away. els which so fine a casket seems made to contain.
CHARACTER OF A MAN LETITIA is not by nature fool. ish ; but is made so by her beau
OF SPIRIT. ty ; it has spoiled both her under. I AM reputed by some of my standing and her temper. Her acquaintance to want spirit, and it attention occupied perpetually on is for no other reason, but that I her person, she has found no time
do not live above my income. I to cultivate her mind. - Accustom.
ed to a constant pursuit of triles, debt
, and endeavour to make all
her understanding, instead of en: my friends welcome, when they larging with her years, has shrunk visit me ; but, when I make an ento the size of the little objects on tertainment, they cry,it is not donc which it is wholly employed with spirit, though it is always as No music charms her, like the elegant as my circumstances will