And thunders from the strings with pro- f ter's meaning. Hence numerous erphet fire :

rors are unavoidably made in the first The hero on its bold responsive tone instance, which are afterwards over

Dares faith & feeling for another own, looked by the author in examining the And vows that heaven and earth can proof sheets ; for how rare to find an wake no new desire.

author who is capable of reading the Firm was his tone, his high heroic look of accuracy, and least of all qualified to

proof shects with any tolerable degree Glow'd like a god.. Th’enchantrçes, read a proof of his own work

'gainst her will. Feels his superior force-tears wildly filled to the minute drudgery of scrutiniz.

For in the first place he is not habituatHer eyes indignant-pride and sas-ing letter by letter and point by point: sion shook


and then when he fancies himself read. Her soul with pangs, she cannot, wretch! ing the proof sheet of his composition To veil her shame from sight away she he is reading his memory, and rather

Loath'd is the light-too close the spa. per it actually

what it ought to be than what on the pacious hall,

[appal, While with a look that might his soul

This has partially the appearance of She winks her slaves to bear the rebel

an apology and may often excuse the from her eyes.

crrors of the press. But yet correct. ness is part of the printer's task, and

thos we say sometimes there is fantis It is beautifully remarked by on both sides, yet we know that to both Saint Pierre, The weasel and the author and printer incorrect printing is moth oblige the wealthy monopo- a grievous drawback on excellence. lizer to bring his goods to market, and by destroying the wardrobes of CAITICAL ACCURACY., the opuleift they give bread to the industrious. Were grain as incor

The following is said to be taken ruptible as gold it would be soon as

from the MSS. of Anthony Wood, scarce, and we ought to bless the and serves as a specimen of the hand that created the insect that logic and learning which prevailed obliges them to sift, turn and ulti- at Oxford in the beginning of the

14th century.
mately to bring the grain to public

In king Edward 2d. time, as I

remember, at which time the L'nie TROM THE PORT-FOLIO OF A JOUR-versity of Oxford was much addictNEYMAN PRINTER.

ed to the learning of those who by Typographic errors ! No some were called Nominals, for that sir. By far the greater part of the er: they were strict in examining the rors which disgrace the productions of nature and meaning of every word, the modern press are autorial over. sights. Too many of our writers are Merton College being seated upon accustomed to send their manuscripts the walls, and the Master and Fel. to the press in so slovenly a state, solows.of the house being desirous of illegibly written, so carelessly punctu. walking on the meadows that lay ated, so larded with interlineations, so close to the walls, thought good in loaded with blots, so cropped with a. breviations, so enigmatized with inser send three of their company to the tions and repetitions and alterations King then at Wondstock. These and explications separately scrawled on being admitted into his presence, detached pieces of paper like the sybils' one of them signified to his majesty oracles on the leaves of trees, that we that they were sent by the college journeymen printers (and few of us are professed conjurers) frequently need all to implore licentiam faciendi ostiuni the sagacity of an Cedipus, with the keen a licence or liberty to make a door. eyes of a Lynceus to decypher, Wri-. The second, presently

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him, said that he was mistaken, for but more particularly in the exerthat a liberty to make a door was cise of his profession, was called not a satisfaction to them for so 'the “flying Barber'they might have a licence and yet|Tonsor ego ; vultus radendo spumeus the door never be made, therefore albet his desire was to have ostium feri, a Mappa subest, ardet culta & unda tedoor to be made. Whereupon the


Dextera quam rapido gladium rotat third replied they were both

impete, culter mistaken, for so it might still be

Mot tua tam celere strinxerit. ora in fieri, but his desire was to have meus ostium factam, a door made. Where-Cedite Romani Tonsores, cedite Graii fore the first replied again that they imberbes Grantam, barksati accedite

Tongorem regio non habet ulla parem. were not so unmannerly as to de:

Grantain sire a door made, for that was to 10a palpit mentes & polit illa genas. ; demand of the king to make them a door, and he therefore desired When it is considered that these they might have leave posse ostium lines are the production of a man ficri, to have it in their power to who professionally had no concern make a door, But the second a- with love, they will be considered gain opposing him, and so on, the as tolerably good! King grew weary and answered From off that delicate fair clieek them that he undersood their re

Oh Maid too fair, I did but seek quest, but would not give them sat

To steal a kiss, and do your face

With anger or with shame it glows isfaction until they should agree in What have I done my gentle grace modo loquendi:

But change a lilly to a rose ?
Now this story has a fine appli-
cation shall we make it ? No

By the same.
Qui cupit ille capit,

Dear-Ann, a wond'rous Trinity
Hath made thee a divinity

The being strangely beautiful
There is a pleasant conceit in the And strangely chaste and dutiful
following lines which entitle them And what is more than either
to considerable credit as a compli.

The being each together. mentary effusion.

There is no pride so disgusting - To a Lady who in a poetical epistle had been compared to a star.

as that which assumes superiority To change thee fair Eliza to a star

to a whole respectable profession, Is far less flattering than, perhaps de- and no conduct. so illiheral and unsigu'd

generous as that which denounces They make thee only rule by night from a whole body of, men and refuses to

far Born to give pleasant days to human allow them any credit or character. kind

The clergy have often been obRenounce a claim injurious to thy powd noxious to the pert and flippant re

marks of every little whitling, who Content to shine in this terrestiál ball is desirous of discovering his wit at A star can glitter but a few short hours the expense of his judgment ; but Whilst thou sweet maid has charms to gild them all.

such satirists are admirablyrepaid it

their own coin by the piquant ingeThe following epigram by Mr. nuity of Sterne in the following inG. Wakefield, was occasioned by a stance, Barber, who on accoưnt of his ra Sterne, so celebrated as, the aupidity in convetsation, in walking, I thor of Tristram Shandy, and the


Sentimental Journey, was of Cam-No wind agitated the foliage, as he bridge university, and though no silently entered the grove ; caustrict priest, was not of a temper to tiously advancing, like the insidious hear with indifference his whole serpent through the sheltering her fraternity treated contemptuously. bage. Before the door he paused Being one day in a coffee house, he to listen : the silver voice of Nour heard a spruce, powdered young | Hali was tuned with peculiar harfellow by the fire side, who was mony, not in singing pastoral ditspeaking of the clergy in a mass as ties, but in discourse with a voice a body of disciplined impostors and rougher and more sonoroussystematic hypocrites. Sterne got “ Ah,” cried Sered, to himself : the up while the young man was har blood rushing to his face, “ now! ranguing and approached towards shall see what dog is preferred to the fire, patting and coaxing all the Sered." He immediately entered, way a favorite little dog. Coming and the timid maid trembling at his towards the gentleman he took up baleful sight, cast herself into the the dog, still continuing to pat him, arms of her lover for protection. and addresssed the young fellow “Quit this place,"cried the young Sir (said he) this dog would be the man, in an agitated voice, " let not "prettiest little animal in the world my lord stoop to destroy the tranhad he not one disorder.—What quility of his servants." disorder is that, replied the young Sered was nearly choaked with man. Why sir, one that makes passion, at this familiar remon. him bark when he sees a gentleman strance from one of his own slaves. in black. That is a singular disor. He paused a moment, then with der, pray how long has he had it.Meyes glowing as the red vapour of Sir, replied Sterne, looking at him the sandy waste, he cried out with affected gentleness, ever since Nolah, is it you who interfere with he was a puppy!

the pleasures of your master? Take

that refraetory slave to my haram.” EPIGRAM.

“She is a free woman," replied On a Mr. Smart being married to a Miss Pain.

Nolah, « 1 darc not offer violence Two lovers, pierc'd by Cupid's dart,

to one of her situation and sex." Long sigld for Hymen's chain, "Miscreant," cried Sered, stampShe kindly wish'd to have his SMART, ing and grasping his dagger, " who And he to have her PAIN.

art thou that despiseth my will? A priest they callid, nor call'd in vain, Stand asitle, and let me conduct this

His blessings to impart;
He soon gave longing Colin Pain,

reptile.". And made fond Lucy SMART.

So saying, he grasped the maid. en by the arm, and was dragging

her from the hovel, when her lover SERED AND TEKAN, umable longer to contain, endeavourTWO DER VISES, .

ed with gentle violence to rescue

her. The passion of Sered having [Concluded from page 142.]

i blinded his caution, he plunged his The following evening, when the dagger in the breast of his slave, sun was.departed to the great des- who fell prone at the feet of his misert, Sered again took his way along tress." Sered was for a moment the banks of the Zanderat; musing, confounded, and having quitted his on the charms of Nour Hali

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: « Shall I lose her thus ?” cried I much anxiety as herself. He came> he, hastening after her, “ what sig- but his information was obscure nifies the death of a slave, who dar- the hut was without inhabitants, and ed to impede my will." The flying the blood upon the ground reIntaid hastened with feet that defied mained. the wind, and perceiving two per Nour Hali was inconsolable, she sons at a distance, she fled forward, flattered herself that her lover was sinking exhausted at their feet.yet alive, and dreaded the increasing Sered now halted in pursuit, his warmth of Tekah, whose expressgarments were tinged with the ions exceeded the limits of friendblood of a slave, and self-preserva- ship. tion turned his steps to his palace, For several days she remained where he brooded over his loss, and imprisoned in the apartments of the consoled himself for the outrage women.She was visited alone by with the idea, that all his percep Tekah, and his offers were now tions would be lost, when he should urged with all the fervor of love, have past the present scene of ex. and the softness of a first and genuistence.

ine passion. But professions, senThe persons to whose succour

timents, and all the luxuries his Nour Hali was accidentally obliged, situation allowed him to supply, were Tekah and a merchant, whom made, no impression on an heart the beauty of the evening had tempt. already attached, and Tekah saw his ed to wander beyond the precincts offers despised and his love rejected. of the city. Tekah was instantly

Education alone had fixed a curb struck with the graces of the sup-upon his rugged passions. He pliant, and raising her, with a smile, moral turpitude, but the dread of assured her of protection, and pre- retribution. Here, however, was a vailed upon her to take a tempora- female,

reduced by a singular event, ry refuge in his palace.

totally within his power ; she had Having dismissed his friend, Te rejected his offers of lawful union, : kah flew to the chamber, where he and the fever of his mind was not • found the weeping fair.--He sought to be allayed with disdain. Lenient to sooth the grief which swelled her measures but encreased her oppobosom by the kindest expressions ; sition, and force he resolved to subproposing to send to her residence stitute. for intelligence, requiring in the in.

He brooded for several days over terval her participation in a trifling this expedient, recoiling from the repast he had ordered of the most moment of execution, as he tremdelicious viands.

bled lest the senses of the mais Her beauty every moment im should be impaired by the shock of pressed itself deeper into his heart. suspended terror. These considerHe had hitherto avoided the female ations changed the medium of his sex, lest his attention should be in- purpose, and substituting a drug, he clined from the accumulation of proposed, when her mind should be wealth ; but all his resolves now absorded in inanity, to reduce her melted away, like the dripping hon to his will. ey from the comb. He hoped, from Several days Sered sought in vain the account of Nour Hali, that her for Nour Hali, examining the slave lover was slain, and he trembled for markets, and prying into every 4the return of his messenger with as bode, nor was her total seclusion

less unaccountable than the disap- fawe.. His scruples and his fears pearance of Nolah, whose body had rushed again upon his soulbeen conveyed away by some secret “What a wretch am I?” muttered agent. Unable to forget the beauty (he, “shall I destroy all the hopes of her person, He spent liours on his and tranquility of a besom so se. terrące, which he traversed with rene?-Shall I become a monster, - painful'agitation. Its situation and be blasted by the frown of On .

overlooked the gardens of Tekah, nipotence ?- The gardens of para and he beheld, in the cool of the dise I could forego; for paradise evening, a female figure, whose air possesses no sweet more perfec: and mien reininded him of bis than this <But shall I hazard eter. loss.-Transfixed to the spot, his nal and inevitable destruction; shall eyes alone wandered after her, and I wake upon me the vengeance of his doubts gave place to certainty, inscrutabic and unerring Alla? No, when her angelic features were dis- no; it must not be triumph, covered beneath her veil, which the Nour Hali, thy virtúc has conquerwind agitated at pleasure.

ed!" « The wretch,” cried Sered; " he At this moment a loud shout burst confines in his haram the woman upon his ears. He retired from the on whom my soul delights. He chamber in disorder, when rising shall return her. to my arms, or fames gleamed upon his sight, and will-hurl ruin upon his head. He cracking fire thundered around him. sent instantly to Tekah,requiring his A slave whom he knew not, rusbed

presence upon concerns of importowards him— Save yourself," he tance; but all his arguments could cried, “ your palace is in flames; not prevail on him to dismiss Nour follow me"First,” cried Tekah, Hali, and it was with difficulty Şef duty demands me elsewhere. In red restrained himself from violence yon ehamber you will find a valuaon the spot.

ble casket, preserve it. I depend 0 Tekah left the raving Sered, to on your honour." The slave seizHetermine some plan of vengeance let the casket, and hastening towards himself. More than ever resolved the garden, met Sered in his way. on securing the reluctant maid, who was already searching the house before accident should have power in pursuit of Nour Hali, hoping to to tear her from his possession--he convey her away in the tumult himprepared a sumptuous collation, self had caused, by firing the palace mingling with her sherbet the drug of Tekah. he had procured, and whose effects The slave, who was no other than soon began to shade in torpor the Nolah, (wbom fate had conducted senses of Nour Hali. A slave, the to the spot the moment the flames only female servant in his house, burst forth,) no sogner perceived conducted her to her chamber, while his former master in a situation Tekah hastened to take possession where revenge could be received of his ill obtained prize. The first unwitnessed, than he plunged his prayer of midnight was passed, dagger into his bosom, and hurled when he advanced to the chamber him down the steps, escaping into of the slumbering virgin ;- her the garden. cheeks were tinged with the vermil Tekah with difficulty rescued the ion of the rose, and innocence spor-sleeping maid from the flames; but ted on her features. Tekah paused having conveyed her to a place of a moment in silent and trembling safety, he returned to overlook the

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