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he would ask a broker the premium | The smile DE IMPUDENCE would of exchange, or apply to an auction-make Alphonso look up. eer to dispose of a cargo. He will STENTOR fairly offers a contrast tip the wink in company as freely, of character. With no literature, as nod a bid at vendue, and offer he boasts his pretensions to law. his hand to a damsel with rather He substitutes atuse for argument, more confidence, than his note to a and insolence for erudition. He creditor. But no offence, ladies ! founders through à cause at the Take not these things in dudgeon. bar, and bespatters every one within Modesty is not to be expected in a reach with his spray. The bar, the mere man of business, and nothing court, and the jury are alike exposed but assurance from behind the to the defilement of his frothy scur. counter.
As the monsters of the Where impudence is the con- deep, when about to lash the bilsequence of a man's habits in his lows, give warning by the noise daily occupation, it is rather more they make, this pigmy monster of
pardonable, than where it is the the forum, by the hoarse clamor of cause of them. Energy in business a guttural voice, foretels the comsometimes renders a man impudent ing blast and gives time to escape unawares. But some men are pur its desolation. The force of his posely impudent, that they may gesture with his face and person, gain credit for energy in business. would make you think him a son of
Talk as we may in commenda- Vulcan, that from habit must still tion of modesty and modest assur- beat the anvil. , ance, what are these after all in
But in the professions, impucomparison with that great pre-re-dence is rather more toleravle, than quisite for riches or fame, impu- in political life. Here it is not obdence? A man shall have all, that noxious ta individuals merely, but the philosopher would think essential to success in any department DENCE rears his bald head in the cap
to states and to systems. . : INPUin life; he shall have family, for- itol and sets at defiance decency and tune, education, genius, address and truth. He holds a loaded pistol in one person, yet without impudence the hand and in the other a denunciation brass would not sounds nor the cym- of legal rights. That should spill bal tinkle. A worse condition than St. Paul denounces on the wretch every drop of blood in the country, without charity! He would indeed The heads of departments crouch
before these should be satisfied. be lost for every useful purpose in
before him. “ YOU HAVE NO CABSlife. IMPUDENCE to the lawyer is
" is uttered over them. The clients ; to the parson, a good liv. despotism of IMPUDENCE must be ing; to the physician, abundance of borne in a republic of fear. "patients; to the statesman, success and renown; to every man, all in all.
In the ark of literature, it was Alphonso is a young man, that ardently expected modestý would was in high estimation at college, outride the flood of insolence." But and whose literary horizon is con
its proud waves are not stayed oven siderably extensive. But in the here. They' have broken in upon profession of law, though
the structure and triumph over the
wreck. Though distrust is, evi" onward still he
goes, He ne 'er looks for:$ard farther than his dence of wisdom, though candor is jose."
the life of criticism, dogmacy is
ind in pretenders to learn.ing, and
For the Emerald. apudence in the reviewer pro THE TEMPLE OF SCANDAL, essed. Where rigid impartiality is exacted, we meet rancorous analisis
, and where respectful objection Her nature is all goodness to abuse, is the utmost that can be justified, with which she guiitless persons may ac-*
And causeless crimes continually to frame; we are surprised with arrogant as
[name. sumption, Is a phrase at worst And steal away the crown of their good! doubtful Without questioning ! Ne etcr énight so bold, ne emer dame, Fhether it be right, the.teriewer at So chaste and loval lired, but she world
strive once decides it 10
With forged cause them falsciy to defame: Nothing can be more reprehensible Ne ever thing so socll was doen al ve. than the spirit of most modern re But she with blume would clot and of dae: lews. They are outrageous at il praise teprice. empts to give to anonymous asser
SPEXSER, B. 4. Canto 8. ! on the weight of established au Amid the visions of the night, I looke thorits. They scem rather strains ed and on the top of a lofty mountain of acrimonious invective, than es beheld the Temple of Scandal. The ercises of fuir, dispassionate criti- prospect which spread beneath. prescht
cd boundless plaius of sterile sand, eism. They aim at being brilliant, without one particle of green to relieve rather than judicious, and sacrifice the aching sight. From a distance the the chance of convincing the judg. mountain appears steep, inaccessibles
You see ment to the hope of gratifying the dangerous and unlovely fancy,
nought, sare rugged rocks glittering, ini
the sunbeam, and rarely interspersed There is the impudence of lev- with a few withered-d Stinted shrubs, 1:and there is the impudence of shaking sonie dead branches, and : feu gravity. The mysterious car
yellow leaves, in the trecze. As I
was attentively beholding these dreniy rage of the body to cover the de
scenes, I was astonished by the appo fects of the inind" is the consuminance of a celestial form arproaching me mation of impudenice and most to with eager pace.
Iter robes of the en dištrusted. The former is rude purest white shed a peculiar radiance vlakness, but it shows itself frankly, around, which rendered lovely etery Itse latter adds aggravation to in objectit illumed. Hier form was izjes
tic and extremely beautiful. Her face silt
, for, conscious of real inability, of celestial mould was tinged with ne it has the arrogance to expect to lancholy languor, sct seemed ttie seat
of benevolence and philanth.cos. 1a deportment contemplatcd exes of " lewy light” sted around this Whose image does it bear That tresses, which fowell li zurianty a dout i-impudenee marks- it Cesar's. her snowy neck, beautifully shaded a 14:44
. im pass the ligt coin' for forehead, rosy with the rising blush.e, it will fetch. But view the Her outstretched vigit hand bela jed gold of the rise and the pru- of inaniration.'. 'Mort:\"said she, ad
snow white veil, and her left the volume Ente The semblance of modesty dressing ine, " my name is Charity, and stampsi
" it divines, and the, who “my office is to protect mankind from d'elems it no idolatry to worship on
"the destructive inñuence of the yod.. each puble is amißle in the sight
*** dess, who inhabits yonder temple heaven, pull ngt hesitate to bow and caric protection Behdd her mas
Approach, and sale under my guid., Weten beldue the hallowed image. : "sion and the dreary scenes around."
19*8.9 Tid" v.61 LIT, Saying this, she led be forward to the tulad od 2 Amountiin.
On a nearer view, I observed that | rust from age, and opening on harsk, one part of the mountain fell with a jarring binges, admitted us to the integentle declivity to the plain, and ter- lior of the temple. ininated at no great distance from a Entering, we were confounded with path, which led to the temple of Virtue. the continual whisperings, which pro'Thither we went, & approached a gate, ceeded from every part of the building: where Self-love was stationed for the But the object which · most engaged admission of passengers. He however our attention, was the goddess of Slantook little notice of them, who passed der, seated on an ebon throne ; her by, but stood with his face toward the eyes were dim, her cheeks wan and temple, beholding with apparent trans and sunken, and her skin yellow, livid port bis features in a limpid stream, and wrinkled. Discontent sat upon her which opzed along beneath his feet. brow, which was crowned with a branch After we entered, he turned upon us of the deadly nightshade. Her mowith a bewitching smile, and in tuneful tions were fitful and uneasy, while the accents began to welcome our arrival. gnawing of a bloated riper, which But abashed at the sight of my guide bound her robe beneath her breast, he shrunk away, and again leaned in gave her continual pain and wretched rapture over the lucid and smooth wa, ness. In her right hand she held a scep. ters of his beloved brook. But I could tre, formed of the enrenomed Upaz, and observe, that upon others his smile had in her left a mirror, which enlightened ä pecufar effect. It instilled joy into the whole temple and rendered distort.
Those, whose features led and livid the countenances of all were overcast with diffidence and modo present. On one side of the throne esty, were now illuminated with pleas- stood Malice with the eye of a basilisk ; ure and confidence. They seemed new on the otber Hatred with scowling mein beings and appeared to possess thou, and distorted features. Behind stood sand talents and graces, of which be- Revenge, leaning with angry look upon fore they had no idea, and fell easy vic. his bloodstained sword; and beside tims to Pride and Vanity, who in gilded bim Treachery, with deadly, revenge: ornament and with atately pace, ad. ful visage. “O detested sight,” cried vanced to receive the visitants. The 1, turning away my countenance.way now became rugged and difficult, " Yet cried Charity, veiling her face, yet each travelled separate, and refused this is the deity ye worship in preto assist his fellows, Still impelled ference to me ; this is she, who reigns. forward by their guides, their clothes. triumphant in mortal breasts, who canand skin were rent by the thorns, and kers and poisons the heart, and makcs their feet cut by the sharp and rough it callous to every charitable, human atones, which impeded the path. They feeling. But look and consider.” I would now have relented, but that hag, cast my eyes around. The temple was gard Envy with blood-shot eyes and thronged with votaries of both sexes, withered form coming unseen, instilled and to my surprise the greater propota subtle poison into every heart, which tion were females. The poison I obwhile it was cankered and corroded by served, which was shed by Envy in their its baneful infuence, rendered them breasts, destroyed every fiper feeling unmindful of the severities of the road. of the heart. Every face was pale with Those, who were still backward, were anguish, and though many atrore to lashed forward with a whip of scorpions, hide their wretchedness. under an apand drove without mercy toward the pearance of pleasure, yet the eye, soon temple.
detected the falsehood. A real smile We now approached the building : it sometimes illumined the features, yet 623 of black marble, vast and of gothic it was the distorted smile caused by structure, and its thick walls and deep Hatred, by Envy, by Malice. Their on. arched windows strongly grated with lý pleasure was hearing evil of the iron, admitted few rays of light. The good and virtuous, and their only buporter, Detraction, of haggard mein, siness in forging and reporting false. squinting eyes, holding in one hand a hood, "Let us forsake this wretched distorting mirror, and in the other a and detestable scene," cried I, “Comes huge iron key, beckoned us forward ; said Charity, " blame, but pity and for. and the gates of solid iron covered with 'give them." She then led me to a gate
a as the opposite side of the temple, and jestic, abundant, splendid, and unites by Remorse and share.* Looka.
mence which the art of oratory posa i round thec," said Charity; t looked, and sfar as the sight could reach; all was "sesses." It is that kind of eloquence desalate, . Nothing met the roxing eve which commands an instant and uni.
wat hills of rocks, and plains of, sand. Versal assent, rcriders itself the mis"Thëse" cried my guidë, “áte the tress of public deliberations, astonportion of the rotaries of scandal ishes the world by the rapidity of * View von opening in the temple, like * the mouth of a trumpets throngli
course; and, after having excited "thug proceed those undistinguishable the applause and admiration of man
sauds, which you heard within. liña, leaves them in despair to attain * They increase as they go, the sound an equal height of perfection. In a * of them waxing loader and louder, 1 word, it is that eloquence which " and reach even to the ends of the
earth. Whenever they come, des reigns, with sovereign authority, Struction ensues, Virtue droops, her over the mids, and in the hearts,
Lead. The reputation of those, of all who listen to it, sometimes "whose liveg and deaths were given overturning whatever shall resist its "to their country, is Biasted; : Heli force, and at other times insinuat"Men in power are thrown from their ing itself into the very soul by its seats: Generority appears to be secret charms; to day establishing
prodigality and profuseness; goud opinions altogether unknown, and, Chess, treachery and cunning, pru- on the morrow, mingling those with denee avarice ; openheartedness, de. the dust which appeared to be im. " teption; and the modest and unobs
moveably established. strusive are branded with the name "of fools. The reputation of virgin
Such was the eloqueuce of the innocence, like the too carly flower, late Earl of Chatham. The gran"blasted by the power of winter, fälls deur of his ideas, the force of his to rise no more. Love is last, and expressions, the magnanimity of his "friendship hatred. These are the sentiments, the extent of his knoly "member, O mortal; Charity suffereth ledge, the wisdom of his experience, * long and is kind; she envieth not, she the energy of his voice, the powers "never faileth. He that blasts the of his look, the dignity of his ac steputation of another steals a gem tion, witl justify my assertion in the I both Indies can't repay, and come opinion even of those who havelonly "mits a crime black as hell. But this heard his name:; but to those, who sacred & heaven ciescended volume of "saspiration, this--”I was here startled have heard his voice in the pubtit with the cry of murder, which proceed- deliberation of his country, my dea ed from a distance, and awoke. R** finition of his eloquence, or perhaps
any other, must appear inadequate The subsequent portrait of" The Great to that combination of pre-eminent * Commoner," is taken from an Euro. pean publication and is said to have
excellence, which coníposed it It circulated in England soon after the was a rapid torrent, whose irresistideath of its subject. It certainly has ble floou bare down and overwhelmmerit and does him splendid justice. ed every thing, that opposed its It is only not equal to tlie sublime course ; and, after having amazed character, attributed to GRATTAN, the country through which it rollex? which like the eloquence it describes, its impetuous waters, made the o-* sometiines resembles the thunder, and sometimes the music of the cean itself recoil from a superior · That species of eloquence which The elevated aspect of this great bears the title of sùblime, is ma-I man commanded the üsul venecian
tion of all who beheld him ; while, his eye with lighting, and to cóthe by a certain peculiar grace in his his lips with thunder. manner, arising from a conscious The superior characteristic of ness of his own exalted character, Lord Chatham's eloquence was the dignity of his situation, and the dignity ; and such was the compass solemn, important scenes, wherein of his powers, that there was no he had actod, he seemed at once to playfulness of fancy, or sprightlin acknowledge and repay the respect, ness of wit, (and he possessed them which he had received. The sub- both in an eminent degree,) which jects, on which bis eloquence has at he could not accommodate to the any time been employed, whether leading feature of his character. while he was in possession of power His rising up and his sitting down, or after his retreat, were worthy of every trifling motion or familiar ac it. Tbe most important interests tion, was so managed as to partake of his country occupied his com- of the general grandeur of his naprehensive, vigorous, and superior ture, and render it more conspicumind.: they quickened his enthusi- ous, They, who have seen and asm, elevated his dignity, and sub heard him, will acknowledge, that limed his discourse. Under their some degree of justice is done to impulse, he would arise from the Lord Chatham's abilities in this imanimated pursuit of irrefragable ar- perfect sketch of them To those, gument, to a boldness of hyperbole whose admiration of him springs that becanie him alone, and venture entirely, from the description of even upon the language of prophe-others, I must address myself in cy, which could only be justified by the language of antient eloqüence, its certain accomplishment..
Quanto magis admiraremini, si du.. No idea was too vast, no image
dissetis ipsum, too sublime, for the grandeur of his
For the Emerald. conceptions, and the majesty of his
DESULTORY SELECTIONS, manner. His expressions seemed
AND ORIGINAL REMARKS, to be of his own creation, and yielded in strength and sublimity but to From an European publication we the language of inspiration, which take the following Rulee for Shooting he was accustomed to adopt with
a La Gambado. such powerful and appropriate en- perly pursued, one of the most de
As shooting is in itself, when proergy. Hence it was, that he could lightful and healthy recreations that strike his adversaries dumb, make
can be taken, but not without conministers tremble, and Englishmen siderable danger and hazard, unless enthusiasts. Hence it was, that he persuaded our nation to believe ledge how to conduct himself dur
a man have some previous knowthemselves irresistible as well as in-ing a day's sport, I have taken the vincible, and, under such impres- liberty to point out a few of the sions, to realize their belief.
most usefui precepts, by, the obserAt the close of life, his venerable vance of which one may enjoy this form, though bowed with age and most charming diversion with the infirmity, was still animated by a smallest possible danger to himself mind, that nothing could subdue : and his company, and the greatest his spirit still remained, and, till the probability not only of finding, but hst act of his political life, beneath of bringing down, no inconsiderable which he sank, continued to arm quantity of gaine. And it will,