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For the Emerald,

For Cupid, pressing to the fair, " To Sincerity."

Lurk'd in the tangles of her hair.

No more the Queen of Cyprus smil'd, CHASTE Patroness of truth! I revérence

But wept, deserted by her child, thee ! And thou of heavenly race art surely Rage fills her breast, & arms her hand,

Till awful vengeance she demandssprung! Who keep'st thy conscience. stil from The earthly Goddess she assails,

And furious tears with pointed nails, error free, And mak'st the heart the ruler of thy Where Love delighted lay at rest;

The roseate face, and heav'nly breast, tongue ;

And left her rival to deplore Who scorn'st the expectation to con

Her ivory, forehead spotted o'er, troul, When fortune seems to crown the hope Shrinks from the wind and bearing hai

And drooping, as the flow'ret pale in bloom ; When fate denies--still resolute of soul, Now shuddering Love began to moun Thou se alist with equal faith an adverse. By cruel hands her beauty torn

Each soft persuasion he applies doom :

And words of sweetest promise tries, Belov?d Sincerity! O let me bear Thy precious tidings when they lead That smooth'd the skin, reviv'd the rose

And charms of healing power he chos to joy ; But never let me those dread accents with heav'nly aid a mortal face.

And call'd his brother Loves to grace hear, Which tend domestic comfort to des.

To beauty and to bealth restor'd,

By Cupid's art, she charms her lord, troy ; Lest pity prompt me thy fair path to Like Cytherea's darling child.

And soon a blooming infant smil'd, leave, And with a pious fraud, the gentle, heart deceive.

PITY.
Sort as the falling dews of night,

The tear of pity flows;

Bright as the morn's returning light, Tom, though a vicious life he leel, That gilds the opening rose :

With every one some fault would find; Sweet as the fragrant breeze of May, Ton's call'd a satirist.....agreed,

Her sympathetic sigh? His life's a satire on mankind.

2. Mild, as the dawning tint of day,

The beam that lights her eye.

Still, gentle spirit, o'er my heart That the learned language of Greece Preserve thy wonted sway;

was not unsuited to the strains of Teach me to blunt affliction's dart, modern gallantry and sprightliness, a

And sooth her cares away: French Gentleman of the sevenicenth century appears to have endeavoured

EFFECTUAL MALICE. to prove, when he wrote a most ele gant copy of Greek verses addressed Or all the peng which my poor rhymes to a lady who had recovered from the

molest,

(best small-pox without injury to her beau. Colin's the sharpest is-succeeds the ty: The ingenious author gare it for Others outrageous scold, and rail down a title, " The Wrath of Venus ;" and

right,

(spight: it may not be unamusing to compare With serious rancour, and true christian it, in an English dress, with transla! Buthe,more sly,pursues his fell desiga ; tions from the ancient poets :

Writes scoundrel verses—and then says AS Lorc on Venus' hosom lay,

they're mine. He saw the wife of Fleury stray, And charm'd he flew to meet the dame,

A new solution to an old problem. And call'd her by a mother's name. 'Tis clear, since Brandy kill'd Tom': Neglected Venus strove in vain

scolding wife, The little rover to restrain ;

That drinking rids us of the cares of life Published cvery Saturday by BELCHER L ARMSTRONG, Srate Street.

OLD CUSTOMER.

EPIGRAM.

SELECTIONS.

...SÉMPÉRREFULGET....

No. 6.

Boston, Saturday, June 7, 1806.

ORIGINAL PAPERS.

streets are crowded with dominos, and rot an individual can be found,

that carries his heart in his eye. For the Emerald.

Men bring even scripture to sancTHE WANDERER, tion duplicity and constitute hiNo. XXXI.

POCRISY virtue. « Avoid the appearance of evil,” forms a part of

their creed, and they construe the DECLAMATION on the grace of commandmenit into at least a conHYPOCRISY has become so familiar, nivance at the reality. that men begin to think HYPOCRISY Where a vicious and illicit acitself a grace. The homage, which tion has once been committed, and vice pays to virtue in assuming her virtuous conduct is attempted with exterior is charitably regarded as respect to the object of that illicit the reason, why it is assumed; the action, such virtuous conduct ought consequence, which philosophy, so to be pursued, as to keep the that loves to draw good out of evil, vicious and illicit out of sight. deduces as casually incidental to There indeed the most rigidethician hypocritical conduct, is taken as would apply the injunction, "avoid the cause of that conduct; what the appearance of evil," for the sake merely falls in by the way, as the of example, when the reality was end and aim at the outset. Thus over and done and could not be remen sound the trumpet to their called ; for if the vice and the virown duplicity, and boast their hom- tue were alike exposed, idle specage to virtue. The face of inno- tators, who contemplated both, cence, say they, was never seen but might be induced to copy the cause once. It shone at Mount Sinai. as well, as the consequence, since To the face itself we never can as- in fact they are less apt to follow pire, but may evince our adoration the good, than the evil example, by attempting a mask.

This is peculiarly the case with inThis reasoning must have gener-stances in high life of men, who ally obtained, or the number of have attempted to atone for their hypocrites would be utterly unac- illicit excesses by paying particular countable. Scarcely a man is to attention to the education of those, be seen, who does not look one who were unfortunately the living thing and think another. The ob-effects of them. It is for this reastrvation, that a lady applied to a son many condemn LORD CHEScertain gentleman at a masquerade, TERFIELD, and denounce his prethat his face was the best mask," tensions to merit for the eminent is applicable to alınost every in- education he bestowtd on his son dividual in propria persona. The merely from the outentativa ar

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parent in that nobleman's mode of horns of the moon. His wits are conducting it. They consider it in the tropic of CAPRICORN and an instance of unblushing avowal just ready to turn. But people are of illicit connection,

soon tired with laughter suppress“Hung up on high to poison half man. ed. The yawn and the gape bekind.”

gin to be general, when our hero's It will certainly produce other sim-deliverance is at hand. The servant ilar births, but may never give For earth's sake, Floresco, empty

enters, to hand round THE WINE. birth to another young STANHOPE. A little HYPOCRISY might have

the waiter ! saved my Lord's credit.

From long continuance in the Other instances might be sug- habit of attempting to deceive gested, in which HYPOCRISY seems others, we at length succeed in deinnocent and even commendable. ceiving ourselves. What he at They are generally where she first knew, that he affected, Flowould prevent the revealing those RESCO now begins to believe does things, which ought to be conceal- really exist. He then fancied himed; not where she would prompt self a successful hypocrite ; but the concealment of things, which now forsooth a wise man. He beought to be revealed.

gun with the expectation of delud. But men, who assiduously court ing others, and ends in deluding the graces, are not apt to leave hy. only himself. The boy, unable to POCRISY out of the number. swim, but stimulated by vanity to

Floresco is a man, formed by show his skill, dares venture benature to please in the mediocrity yond his depth. Buoyant pride of life. A pleasant bacchanalian soon breaks under him, and he ex-companion, he can toss off his glass poses bis weakness. The man, and his roast, and when pretty far that igporant of the topics, on gone, can prevent the death of in

which he attempts conversation, ebriety, by stammering out of tune converses on them, that he may a song out of metre. But the man seem learned, has not yet arrived has one fault. Floresco is igno- at years of discretion and invariably rant, that he is indebted to the in-betrays ignorance. The catastrophe spiration of wine for what makes is just the reverse of what he exhis company tolerable. It is that pected. What FLORESCO thought he seerns sober only when a little the appearance of wisdom was in intoxicated, and a little intoxicated fact the ostentation of folly. Would only when sober. When once he he have played the artful hypocrite, ceases to glow with the exhilarating

he should forever have sealed his smiles of the frolicsome god; he lips. Silence may pass for negabecomes a subject for smiles in the tive presumption of sense, where most serious circle. FLORESCO speech is positive proof of inaffects wisdom. Is geography the anity. topic?. The fruits of India bloom After all, the fellow has a handon the ices of Lapland. Is astrono- some person, taste enough to dress may the subject? The neck of SA-well, and cash enough to afford it. Tan is bound with a brass ring. He He might pass for a man of the Istninds us of The Goat among the world. His folly is in attempting :szns of the Ecliptic and is made to to raise himself among those « set rua mad by striking against the apart."

HYPOCRISY, like ingratitude, is I saw a vision. It was a spectre, but one of the vices ; but, like that, stalking through crowds, with look it includes them all. Were the that killed, and touch that deadenembodied eloquence of the world ed, levelling hecatombs in its proto philippize HYPOCRISY; Were it gress. It scowled one way and to inveigh against the causes and struck the other. It approached effects of this presumptuous sin; the altar of Hymex. The torch it would be utterly without effect. flamed sulphureous. It put up a Paul may make Felix tremble ; prayer to heaven. Lightning CICERO cause CESAR 'to weep; blasted it and I read IFPOCRIST. but the thunders of OLYMPUS alone

S. can shake colossal HYPOCRISY. So great is the facility of utter

For the Emerald. ing truth as has been often remarked, that it is utterly unaccountable

ORIGINAL TRANSLATION how men can speak fatshood. The Gaiety of the Tyrinthians. thing that is, must lie at the tongue's end and make it difficult to express

The Tyrinthians had such an " the thing that is not,” In like unconquerable disposition to gaiety manner nature prompts to sinceri- and mirth that continual disorder ty. Let the blood, that animates reigned among themn. When they the face with a smile, fiow freely assembled on public occasions their from the heart, and every emotion disputations were on the follics of is fairly expressed. Thé aspect

the day rather than the general cor.of virtue would mark the virtuous cerns ; if ambassadors arrived they

This is all so easy, and were treated with ridicule ; if a city natural

, and generally beneficial convocation was held, the advice of that we cannot believe that man ex

the gravest senator was buffoonry, ists, who, if able, would be willing action would have been a prodigy.

and on every occasion a reasonable to invert the order.

They at last suffered inconvenYet those there are ; spare, Fate, th' ience from this spirit of pleasantry,

avenging rod ! Who act like SATAN, though they look

and consulted the Oracle at Del-like God.

phos on the way to meliorate it. Plot deeds of darkness in the face of The Oracle gave for answer that day,

« if they could sacrifice a bull to More damn'd than Judas, with a kiss Neptune without laughter, they

should obtain the influence of wisLike fam'a Apeca, deck with smiles

dom." And stab the deeper, closer they em

The Tyrinthians took every prebrace.

caution to offer this sacrifice with Reptiles, that live by taking others' seriousness. They were careful to

exclude all young men, and among And fascinate you to the jaws of death!

the aged they selected those only Should the trump, which is to an- who were either afflicted by disease, nounce to creation, that “time by the pressure of debt, or the tor.. shall be no more," proclaim to ment of a scolding wife. these supine wretches, that their Assembled on the margin of the sias were forgiven, the hypocrites sea to immolate their victim, the Fould not believe the Archangel of sole care of the deputies was to pre

serve their gravity, and in order

min.

betray.

their face,

breath,

heaven sincere !

that no extraneous object should And his work is that fertile ground, distract their attention they fixed out of which their eyes constantly on the ground.

« ........... he caus'd to grow Unfortunately a little child wander- “All trees of noblest kind; for sight,

smell, taste ; ed near them, and as they endeav

« And all amid them stood the TRLÉ oured to drive him away, exclaim-,

OF LIFE, ed, “ you are afraid, I suppose, that "High, eminent, blooming ambrosial I shall swallow your bull.” These fruit words disconcerted the constrained “Of vegetable gold.” 'gravity of the elders, a burst of Nature is so arranged by him, as laughter ensued, the sacrifice was to receive an additional lustre from superceded and reason never again art; and the exuberance of the revisited the Tyrintheans.

earth appears more, than the labour Happy should we be to doubt the of the cultivator. truth of this relation, which is how SHAKSPEARE, when he soars, is ever rendered reasonable by other borne by the muse of fire beyond facts much more modern. X. human sight; but Miltox, in his

grandest moments, retains the light Varietes litteraires, historiques, etc.

of reason. His ecstacies are the ecstacies of a philosopher: SHAK

SPEARE's are the flights of an invis. [Dermody's parallel between Shar-ible being. Notwithstanding this, SPEARE and Milton rivals similar their spirits are somewhat congenatteinpts of that Gog and Magoo ial; for, allowing the variation of of literature, Johnson. It has all the epic from the dramatic, they their point of comparison without move us by the same golden springs their asperities of diction; or, to re.

of pathos. In the art of exciting verse the period of a living author, terror, I am not sure, but that the vigor of the oak without its

SHAKSPEARE is superior: For innudosities.]

stance, the dream of Eve is painted

rather tamely, though in just and The genius of SHAXSPEARE and of beautiful colours; while" CLAR

MILTOX contrasted. ENCE's vision displays the inmost By the late Thomas Dermody.

recesses of horror, apprehension, From Rozmod's Memoirs of Dermodycy. The characters of Satan and

pity, judgment, and admirable fapjust published

Macbeth are both, indeed, extremely SHAKSPEARE is a wild garden, well managed, and, in my opinion, where peaches, plums, and apples extremely alike: They have the are found; some crude, some sour, same courage, the same undaunted some rotten, but some incompara: ambition, uncurbed freedom of will, ble. He is a vineyard of plenty, and spirited fortitude in the hour of wliere many of the finest branches destruction. They both are conare ruined for want of the pruning scious of their ingratitude and wickknife. SHAKSPEARE, like the edness; both stubborn and relent. world, is full of good and evil; but less, and, even in the midst of their his worst fare. is '80 tempting, that success, they seem to feel a boding we have not power to refrain from of the consequence. The address trying it. But the chaste, the sub- of the arch-infidel to the sun is a lime Milton is, like his own Eden, noble description of the remorse at*** A happy rural seat of various view.nl tendant on conscience; it shows that

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