and intelligence were spread over its whole / prosperity of the land; let them abide its surface : not as in some monarchies, drain. Huctuations, and conform to its fortunes. ed from the country, and collected in It is not for the rich to fly because the towns and cities. I have considered the country is suffering; let them share, in great rural establishments of the nobility, their relative proportion, the common lot ; and the desser establishments of the gen- they owe it to the land which has elevated try, as so many reservoirs of wealth and them to honour and affluence. Then the intelligence distributed about the kingdom, poor liave to diminish their scanty morsel apart from the towns, to irrigate, freshen, ; of bread ; when they have to compound and fertilise the surrounding country.

I with the cravings of nature, and study with have looked upon them too, as the august how little they can do, and not be starved; retreats of patriots and statesmen, where, it is not then for the rich to fly, and dimiin the enjoyment of honorable independance nish still farther the resources of the poor, and clegant leisure, they might train up that they themselves may live in splendor their minds to appear in those legislative in a cheaper country. 'Let theni rather assemblies whose debates and decisions forin retire to their estates, and there practise the study and precedents of other nations, retrenchment. Let them return to that and involve the interests of the world. noble simplicity, that practical good sense,

I have been both surprised and disap- that honest pride which forms the foundapointed, therefore, at finding, that on this tion of true English character, and from subject I was often indulging in an Ito them they may again rear the edifice of pian dream, rather than a well-founded fair and honorable prosperity, opinion. I have been concerned at find- On the rural habits of the English noing that these finc estates were too often-bility and gentry ; on the manner in which involved, and mortgaged, or placed in the they discharge their duties on their patrihands of creditors, and the owners exiled monial possessions, depend greatly the virfrom their paternal lands. There is an tue and welfare of the nation. So long as extravagance, I am told, that runs paralell they pass the greater part of their time in with wealth ; a lavislı expenditure among the quiet and purity of the country, surthe great ; a senseless competition among rounded by the monuments of their illusthe aspiring; a heedless, joyless dissipation, trious ancestors, surrounded by every thing ainong the upper ranks, that often beggars that can inspire generous pride, noble even these splendid establishments, breaks emulation, and amiable and magnanimous down the pride and principles of their pos- sentiment; so long they are safe, and in sessors, and makes too many of thein mere them the nation may repose its interests place-hunters, or shifting absentees. It is and its honor, But the inpment that they thus that so many are thrown into the become the seryile throngers of court ave. hands of government; and a court which nues, and give themselves up to the politiought to be the most pure and honourable cal intrigues, and beartless dissipations of in Europe, is so often degraded by noble, the metropolis, that moment they lose the but importunate tine-servers. It is thrus, real nobility of their natürès, and become too, that so many become exiles from their the mere lecches of the country. native land, crowding the hotels of foreign That the great majority of nobility and countries, and expending upon thankless gentry in England are endowed with high strangers the wealth so hardly drained from votions of honour and independence, I thotheir laborious peasantry. I have looked roughly believe. They have evidenced it upon tliese latter with a mixture of censure lately on very important questions, and have and concern. Knowing the almost bigot- given an example of adherence to principle,

ed fondness of an Englishman for luis native in preference to party and power, that must • home, I can conceive what must be their have astonished many of the yonal and obse

compunction and regret, wlien, amidst the quious courts of Europe. Such are the • ' sun-burnt plains of France, they call to glorious effocts of freedow, whon infused

mjud, the greon Sields of England; the into a constitution. But it seems to me lietuvlitary groves which they have anan- that they are apt to forget the positive naoned, and the hospitable roof of tluir ture of iheir duties, and to faucy that their fathers, which they have left desolate, or eminent privelegos are only so many moms

be inhabited by strangers. But re- of self-indulgenoe. Ilicy should sccollect, frenclinent is no plea for an abandonment that in & constitution like that of England, of country.--Ihey have risen witit th the titled orders are intended to because

ful as they are ornamental, and it is their lett, in the foregound of the piece, is virtues alone that can render them both.

a group pretty actively engaged--one Their duties are divided between the sove

female in particular, has fallen into a reign and the subject ; surrounding and giving lustre and dignity to the throne, and trap, between two men, of whom the at the same time tempering and mitigating upper, siucy rogue, is smothering her its rays, until they are transmitted in mild with kisses. Abore them, is perhaps and genial radiance to the people. Born the most charactéristic figure of the to leisure and opulence, they owe the exer

whole. We see a man crawling along cise of their talents, and the expenditure of their wealth, to their native country. the wall

, with arms and feet, like : They may be compared to the clouds; great black spider, measuring his diswhich, being drawn up by the sun, and tance as he crawls, and enjoying the elevated in the heavens, reflect and mag- agility and dexterity of his movements: earth, from which they derive their suste- A little girl in a corner

, hiding her face nance, by returning their treasure to its with herapron, is amost happythought, bosom in fertilising showers.

exhibiting one of those touches of human nature, in the knowledge of which Wilkie has no equal.

A young woman, on the ground, FINE ARTS,

with her right arm extended, links this group to that on the opposite side of the picture very artfully and successfully. The opposite, or left


exhibits a man with a feather in his WILKIE'S BLIND MAN'S BUFF. bat, and two females, very beautifully

intertwined with each other. The composition of this charming luckless boys have tumbled over a

Two picture is delightfully fascinating : chair: one seems to have broken his The blindfolded rustic, the hero of the piece, is nearly in the middle of the shin, and is making a hideous face: picture. He is moving slowly and loud. The legs of these lads are done

the other has escaped, and laughs acautiously forward, putting out his feelers (alias hands) as he makes his to the life. But the man immediately way: and of which the left is just extending his left arm, about to touch

in the foreground, kneeling down, and about to touch the head of a wretch, the blindfolded hero, is perfect of his shrinking like a snail into his shell ; kind. He tells the story as much as while aborc him, an elderly man presses backward, drawing in his breath, and any of his comrades. His gaiters; hollowing his body, and squeezing, in coat, head, and hand, are delightfully

characteristic. The background conthe act of retreat, a couple of children; tains a few straggling

figures, all interone of whom screams lustily from the

ested in what is going on. pressure, and the other looks with increased earnestness - the critical ceiling, wainscoat

, and furniture, ex

hibit a beautiful study of appropriate girl of sixteen,' with a piece of black accessories ; and in looking at this velvet run through the hair, is leaning joyous.group, one longs to doff' the

straight-laced garment of sober years, against the chimney piece, and looking archly over her left shoulders as if she and to mingle where so much snirth

and innocence' seem to prevail. should have no objection to be blindfolded next. Still lower down to the



And then a thousand childish things, Fiscat ais » Portry.

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And weeps as she weatters ber daisies; el stew gliksevad suuna azuri na Or else in a strain, more distractedly W ODE TO SCANDAL..1991W bio loud,

set (fancy, សែន ៥០ ៤ ខែន Anifiq r sv She chaunts the sad thoughts of her 10. Mark yonder weeping maid, a ba.

And shiversand singsofher cold shroud Sadly deserted laid, rosacury 9d7

Alus! alas! poor Naney! Beside that mournfull willow :

Nay, weep not now—'us now too late There, every day, in silent woe,

Thy friendship might have stopp'd her She bids her tears incessant flow,

fate, And every night forlornly pining,

Rather now bide thy head in conscious Mute, on her lily hand reclining,

shame, Bedews her waking pillow.

Thy tongue too blabb'd the lie that

damn'd her fame. Sweet girl! She was once most enchanting- Such are the triumphs SCANDAL claims, ly gay,

Triumphs derived from ruin'd names: Each youth own'd her charms, and acknow- Such as to generous minds unknown, ledg'd their sway.

And honest minds would blush toown. No arts did she use to acquire every grace,

Nor think, vain woman, while you 'Twas good humour alone that enlivened

Out her face,

At others' faults that you are clear ; Pure nature had leave in her actions to Noturn your baek-you, undergo speak.

The malice you to others shows a: The spirit of youth gave the blush to her

And soon, by some malicious tale o'ercheek;


99948 And her looks uninstructed her thoughts Like Nancy, fall, unpitied and unknown. would impart,

Oh! then, ye blooming fair, attend; For her eyes only flash'd from the wrath of

And take kind CANDOUR for your friend; of her heart :

Nor forfeit for a mean delight, Herself undesigning, no scheme she sus- That power o'er Man that's your's by **pected,


* 2006 Ne'er dreaming of ambush, defence she To Woman every charm was given, neglected;

Designed by all indulgent Heaven, With the youth that she loved, at the moon's

To soften care; silver hour,

For ye were formed to bless mankind, In confidence tender, she stole to the bower To harmonize and sooth the mind : There he hoped his designs to have basely

Indeed, indeed, ye were. dobtain'd, But she spurned at the insult her virtue

But when, from these sweet lips we

hear sustain'd; And he, in revenge for his baffled endeavour

Ill nature's whisper, Envy's sneer, Gave a hint. -Twas enough she was

Your pow't that moment dies: cruined for ever!

1709 Each coxcomb makes your name his A thousand kind females the story augment

And fools, whea angry, will retort

le 1103 Each day, grinning Envy additions invented

What men of sense despise. Till-insatiate Malice had gained all her Leave then, such vain disputes as these, riends, and there

mer And take a nobler road 10 please, Had robb'd her of character,-happiness

Let CANDOUR guide your way; friends

So shall you daily conquests gain, sed And now, poor maid, alone,

And Captives, liappy in your chain, Shun'd as a pest, she makes her moan,

Be proud to own your sway. And in unheard despair,

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Yields, all resigned, to soul-consum-ruhan
9 bing care

And oftentimes her maddening brain 'Twas somewhere on the Sussex shore,
Turns with its feverish weight of pain, A hundred years agone or more,

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It might be Westham, Pevensey, or Bourn; Soon all their troublings have an end;

Yet God forbid my muse should lie, His wisdom hit the right nail on the head;
I know not which it was, not I,

MANSLAUGHTER is the crime! hecried; 'Twas some place where the quality sojourn. It is Manslaughter ! each replied,

No matter then the name oth place. And into court they speedily were led. As Perhaps 'twould prove a wild goose Where mister foreman, after three low'bows, 967 osda

Gives in their verdict, and the Court allows; In search o'th' truth to either town to ride; And in the records of that Court, no doubt,

The story's good, let that suffice, The ground-work of my tale may be trae'd You need not be so over '


out. oltra தாமாகர் I swear the actors are not much belied. A prisoner, long in dungeon vile,

be In that damned place yclep'd the jail, Had Jain for stealing Old Squire Quor

gorias Varieties. um's brogues ;

35 369 A worthy magistrate was he,

HINTS FOR A MORALS As any in those parts you'd see,

CATECHISM.rar The terror of all Breeches-stealing rogues.. Anon the day of trial comes,

Q. What are friends made of ?-A. Their worshipfuls were on their Bums, Persons who can please or serve each And all the Court in silence sat; other.

boog pew" The Jury sworn, the culprit brought Where can I get them ? Every To know if he could offer aught

where, if you have rank, influence, or In mitigation of what he'd been at.


to gk #1, But he, poor wretch, had nought to Will they break?-Unless they mu'Twas not his speechifying day,

tually bend, they must break very soon. He did but plead not guilty of the sin; What are enemies made of?— The

And now the Jury were sent out, most bitter of friends.

To know if there remained a doubt What are they good for? _To With any one, -—what verdict to bring in. weary us of earth, and make us endea

Now 'tis much doubted in this nation, vor to fit ourselves for heaven.
If men born free of corporation,

What does . Enough' mean?

—A Are any wiser than we common hogs; But I ne'er doubted 'bout the case,

little more than we have od goria For men who always are in place Where can I get it?-I never Are keen of sense, oh! wond'rous witty knew any body who had it. dogs.

What is experience made of?.ObThe Brogues were new, so was the servation on other people's mistakes, crime,

and the remembrance of suffering

from No theft like this at any time, Had e'er within the town detected been;

Our own. 09

a> The foreman hemm'd, but nothing said,

What is it good for? To make Each worthy juror shook his head, disappointment bearable. brud b 2 Not e'en a smile through all the group was What is love ? -_An illusion—a

dream, from which we awake dissatisNow closely shut within their room, fied. Important, only, when it con

They ponder'd on the pris'ner's doom, cerns ourselvese-ridiculous when we But could not all in one opinion meet,

observe it in others. huis Some thought 'twas wilful murder

Can it be bought ?No ; but bus Some swore 'twas ravishment outright; though extremely precious it is geBut all declared the crime was wondrous nerally thrown away. When it is of

ered, it is genuine ; when asked, the And now the foreman's browsunbend, commodity rendered will generally be

and respect.

jery dear.


found to be gratitude.

misery, offended vanity, thwarted pasWhere does it coine from ?-Hea. sion, or irritated self-love. ven. If pure, it mounts thither again. What is wedded happiness made It is too exquisite for earth, and sele of ?--Mutual forbearance, tenderuess, dota rests on it long.

What is courage made of ?- The Is it dear? It cannot be dear at fear of contempt.

any price. What is it good for ?-Self-preser

Will it break ? When it is broken tation, and the protection of others. by death, it is rejoined in heaven.

What is justice ? --The principle What is beauty?-A key to the and cause of all virtue, as light is the heart of the beholder, thë apology for principle and cause of all colour. many follies, and the inducement to Can it be bought ?-Yes

, but it is many more:

Can I buy it?---Not the thing itWhat is politeness ? — The art of self, but you may buy the person who avoiding to give unnecessary pain.

has it. What is flattery? - The art of deceiv- What are romances inade of? ing others, in order to ingratiate our- Stories of people who never lived, selves in their opinion.

chronicles of things never done, and What is hope made of?_Our wish- relations of words never spoken.

It dances before otir path, but What are they good for?-To sof fades when we attempt to grasp it ; ten the heart, amuse the fancy, and like the rainbow, which seems to refine the taste. rest on earth, but is only the creation What are reviews ? Books which of our vision.

are written by the friends or enemies What is disappointment made of?- of people who have written other Books, Hope.

and which praise or blame them ac Where can I get it ? --Every where, cordingly. if you take imagination and passion

I get into them ? - You for your guides.

must write a good deal better or worse What is pity ?— The uneasy sensa- than other people. tion we feel when we look at suffering.

What is it good for ? —Nothing unless accompanied by active benevolence.

PRINTED, PUBLISHED AND SOLD, What is mischief?_The wit of fools. What ispunning?- The folly of wit.

Every Wednesday, by What is a repartee ?- That which WILLIAM TAIT, & Co. it is cleverto think, and wise to suppress.

Lyceum Court, Nelson Street, What is revenge made of? — The

Where Communications, post paid, may seed of injury, sown in a rank soil.

be addressed to the Editora What is it good for?—To people sold also by Mr. Griffin, Public Library the dominions of Satan.

Hutcheson St.; at the Slops of the Princia What is resentment ?- The natur- pal Booksellers, Glasgowy also at Mr. Hunal consequence of injury.

ter's, Bookseller, 23, South Hanover Street, What is it good for?—To terrify Edinburgh ; and at Mr. Wales' Printing evil minds into the bounds of decency. Office, Castle Street Liverpool, for ready

Where can I find it ?_Wherever money only. you have repulsed tenderness, insulted

How can

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