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float on the last breath of life, and the happiness of language in this we find oftentimes the errors of the translation, it is evident that Dryden greatness of genius in the last mo- entirely mistook the "mare salicitum ments of existence. Thus the fol- strider" and the so rapidus ignis lowing
æstuar" of the original. Animula vagula, blandula Hospes comesque corporis.
GREGOIRE, Quæ nunc abibis in loca
Formerly constitutional Bishop of Blois, Pallidula, rigida nudula
was one of the most accomplished men Nec (ut soles) dabis jocæ ? who sat in the circle of the French le. Translation.
gislaturs in the early part of the revolu. Little courteous wand'ring thing,
tion, and as eminent for his various and Whither wilt thou turn thy wing,
profound learning as for the urbanity of The body's friend and guest
bis manners. In a report of his to the Pale and naked, cold as clay,
convention, on the bounties to be conForgot alas, thy wanted play,
ferred on men of genius, we real a Where wilt thou take thy rest?
sentence of which the following is a
translation : THERE is a passage in VIRGU A great man is the public propertywhich two eminent translators have A prejudice vanquished, or a truth dis
: tendered in an almost opposite but covered, are oftener of greater national
utility than the conquest of a town-A very elegant manner. It is the fol- man of genius is the foremost of his cenlowing, from 4th Georgic
tury, outstrips it, and as it were from Tum sonus auditur gravior, tractimque thence ( depaysè expatriated. As virtue susurrant
when united to beauty is liable to pecul. Frigidus ut quondam sylvis immurmu. iar temptations, so genius possessing the rat ayster
gifts of fortune is particularly exposed Ut mare solicitum stridet refuentibus to the anathemas of the fickle goddess.
undis Æstuat ut clausis rapidus fornacibus An African was in London in the ignis.
year 1795 ; being asked what he Pitt has given this cluster of
gave for his watch, replied: more similies by the following lines than I shall ever give again-a fine 'Tis then in hoarser tones their hums boy !
resound Like hollow wind the rustling forests
round, Or billows breaking on a distant shore,
For the Emerald. Or flames in furnaces that inly roar.
DRYDEN seems to have understood by“sonus gravior," not shoars- Si toluimus, magna sæpe intelligimus en er tones” as Pitt has it, but a sound
parvis. gentler than usual ; and he has ac THE REWARD OF VIRTUE. cordingly with wonderful dexterity From the French of M. Fleury. accommodated the expressions of (Continued fr. p. 66.) the compared sounds to this idea Soft whispers then and broken sounds to be no longer time at sea, landed
The pirates, whose custom it was are heard, As when the woods with gentle winds at Metelin, and sold the unforare stirr'd,
tunate Tharsie to a miserable wretch Such stified noise as the close furnace who had accumulated a fortune by
hides, Or dying murmurs of departing tides.
the purchase and sale of beautiful
women. The charms of this young This is indeed roaring like any slave gave him the promise of a sueking dove ;” but notwithstanding large profit on the speculation, and
ke resolved to offer lier as a worthy ment which was not passed in het subject for the pleasures of Athena- company. goras, than Governor of Lesbos. In the mean time the war which enIt is easy to imagine what must have gaged Appollonious was determined been the uneasiness of Tharsie ; to the advantage of the confederate but fortunately her master's designu princes and he returned to his owi required that she should be treated country: After a proper attention with respect.
After having been to the administration of the govern: left a few days to repose she was ment, he embarked for the Court
conducted to the palace of Athena- 1 of Cyrere, in order to see, and if goras. The victim who from mo- possible','to carry consolation to the ment to moment was in expecta- good king Theocles. After being tion of death was not less tranquil some days at sea a storm obliged than the trembling Tharsie. When the vessel in which the king of Tyre
she came iato the presence of the had embarked to seek shelter in the & governor she threw herself at his port of Miteline. Athenagoras im
feet-she conjured him, in accents mediately repaired on board and ofthe most affecting to take pity on fered to the king every accomodaher melancholy situation-- not to tion during his stay which the paldeprive her of that jewel which was ace could afford. Appollonious had
dearer than life the only one she a store of melancholy at his heart, : ever had the power of calling her and was unwilling to damp the + own. Beauty and virtue have irre-pleasures of the court with the con
sistible claims on the hearthAthe- tagion of his grief, but was at last nagoras knew how to respect them compelled by his importunity to ac-He raised the beautiful slave with cept the invitation. an assurance of attention--Although
Tharsie was the first person that of an age when passion most usually met his eye, he was struck with ad
overpowers the reason, he was yet miration at her resemblance of Ars sufficiently generous to vanquish his chestrate. The features of this
desires in spite of the facility with beautiful person, (said he to one of which they might be gratified. his attendants who had observed his Tharsie related to him the story of agitation) recalls to my mind happiher life. Charmed with her artiess ness that was once my possession. manner, he promised no longer to Tharsie with an elegant and insinupermit her virtue to be exposed, and ating address, took an occasion to having purchased her freedom, as- speak to him in that obliging and signed her a situation in his palace polite manner, which was her diswith those women on whose man
tinguishing trait. “ Happy," said Ders reliance might be placed.
Appollonius, “happy must they be, Tharsie was not ungrateful for madam who first gave you to the these favors of Athenagoras, but she light. You are without doubt their had to much virtue to permit a sen-chief delight. Ah, I ought to have timent of gratitude to be converted a daughter of your age-she would into love. Athenagoras, on his part have been my consolation and debecame every day more delighted light, but her death has finished my with the mind, the manner, and the misfortunes, I have nothing now to virtue of the beautiful captive, he loose. “But what madam, what is discovered every moment some new the occasion of your distress?"-Oh charın and was unews at every mo. sir, replied Tharsie-you speak to
me of pleasures which it has never and his attendants would visit the been my happiness to partake, I temple, she gave orders for his rehave never known the delights of a ception in a suitable manner. Her maternal embrace nor the satisfac- quiet retreat had preserved the roses tion of a father's smile. You see in freshness, which bloomed on her me an unhappy orphan, reduced by cheek, and she exbibited all that el. the generosity of the Governor from gaging loveliness as when she was the most dishonorable situation.' encircled in the arms of her hus
A few moments of farther ex-band. The appearance of the planation gave to Tharsie a father Prince of Tyre was so unexpected to Appollonius the most lovely and to Archestrate, that she fell lifeless interesting child that could have into the arms of the women who been selected from all the women surrounded her. of his kingdom. Athenegoras was It is indeed she, my wife, my not uninterested in this fortunate Archestrate,cried Appollonius rush. discovery. Every moment increas- ing into her arms, the heavens have ed his love for the beautiful stran-preserved her for me. ger-he was not ignorant of those could not give articulation to words; favourable sentiments he had in- it beamed in rapture from his eyes spired ; but as the daughter of the it flowed in tears down his cheeks. king was as much above as the un- At length, taking Tharsie by the friended slave was below his rank, hand, my daughter behold your he dreaded the difficulties thus parent. At these few words she thrown in his way, and would: have flew to take the place of Appolloni. surrendered all future happiness us and for the first time received without daring to attempt to restrain the warm embraces of a mother. its flight. But the royal parent. The report of this unexpected discovered the mutual sentiments discovery spread itself through Eof love, and with the liberal gene-phesus, and gave opportunity for rosity of a noble mind, consented to many splendid displays of public their union. Happiness, said he, joy. Appollonius left rich presents will spring from virtue, and rank is for the temple of Diana, as marks only valuable as it gives virtue a of his piety and gratitude. Cherwider field to exercise its power's.-mon who had preserved ArchesAfter the marriage of the young trate after the shipwreck was suitacouple, Appollonias had a farther bly rewarded, and having dispatchinducement to revisit Cyrene. Ited the ministers of justice in purwas determined that both his chil-suant of Dyonisiade and Korbon, dren should be his companions ;~the happy group departed from Ebut before their final departure, that phesus leaving in the records of the they should all visit the temple of temple a history of their fate with Diana at Ephesus, and return thanks this memorable scroll inscribed by for the goddess' protection in pre-order of the magistrates and priests serving the life and honour of of the temple. Tharsie under all those hazards to There is no situation which they were exposed.
where the good man should despair. Archestrate soon rose by lier vir- The fortitude which resists temptatue and piety to the first situation
tion, and in the temple, and at this time of The perseverance which overbears ficiated as grand priestess. When the stock of calamity, she knew that the stranger, prince! are passports to future happiness. .
Virtue for a time may be depres-halfpence, in a condition but too strongsed by misfortune but it will rise ly impressing upon your mind the truth abcie the troubles and persecutions of the adage, that “riches are but dire !” of life its light will not be extin- bout the room for an hour over an un
After dinner-dragging the table apuished, nor its heat destroyed even floor, in hopes of coaxing it to ikiugh clouds for a season may ob- stand on more than two legs-the re• "l'e its vision and conceal its glory. maining two hanging in the air, so that,
on the slightest touch, the liquors are rocked and tilted out of the glasses,
tumblers, &c. all over the board. At Baracte from the" Miseries of Hu- length, when you are nearly destroyed mun Life.”
already by the failure of your efforts to
persuade the floor and the table to make he dead-silence of your capricious it up and be friends, suddenly giving watch, when you are anxiously listening yourself the cowp-de-grace by one fatal for ts tick.
straight-forward shove, which shuts in I le moment of recollecting that you the leg on the opposite side-instantly miast sent a letter, unsealed containing followed by a thunderclap and earth. all your most profound and delicate-se- 1 quake, as the leaf drops-together with crets, by one who, you know, will pay decanters, bumpers, fruit-plates, sweetluneelf for postage, by very freely par- meats, strawberries and cream, &c.&c. ticipating in your confidence. Or, what &c.- leaving you in a state of mind.... 15 si Lworse :
but I forbear! In going out to sea in a fishing boat
“ Homo sum ; huinani nihil a me alienum with a delightful party, continuing des
puto.” DerL cely sick the whole time :--the rest
Let it suffice to say that of the company quite gay and well. “ Loud was the noise ! aghast was On instituting a severe scrutiny into
every guest! the state of your hair, from the sudden The women shriek'd, the men forsook é i J alarming detection of a bald spot the feast !”
cing yourself at lcast ten years near++) a wig, than you had at all appre-ing a hairshirt, in consequence of having
The involuntary mortification of wear. fed. Vhen you are half asleep-receiving, ing.
inconsiderately been cropped after shift. u wading though, a long, dull, ob1.e, illegible, ungrammatical, mis. bald, clotted puff-and this, when you .
Patching powder on your hair with a rit, ill-pointed, letter of business- are dressing to go to Her. uiring a copious answer by the bear.
!n walking the streets-closely fol.
NOTE. wing, for above half an hour, a fellow We have received a card from Mrs. il & heel as long as his foot, over Stanley of the Theatre, which came li ch an inch of leather barely peeps too late for insertion. Its substance is,
ind; so that the foot seems, at eve. she informs the writers of the Ordeal step, in the act of slipping out of the of the reasons, which prevented_her e_till you, at length, desperately correct personation of Estifania, in Rule a it would happen, that the worst a wife and have a wife-that those rea. y be over,
sons were no secrct in the green-room, in pumping ;-the dry, wheezing, that in consequence she was "in tears"
and dead thumping, drop-of the during a scene which required the ut: do dle, as you keep working it, with most“ extension of volatility ;" but Ym 1 bopes of water.
that concessions had been made to her, iuying a pocket-handkerchef on an and the injury was forgiven. This ex.
rgency so pressing, that you have planation we insert with the more plea. zi ime to get it hemmed; so that, be sure, as it gives us an opportunity to
the day is half over, it is in strings.) exonerate Mrs. S. from every charge uying the bills of blacksmiths, butch-or suspicion of “neglect of duty," and
"et hoc genus omne,” and receiv- completely accounts for her peculiar iR change, ll. notes, silver, and deportment in Estifania.
PO E T R Y.
For the Emerald.
Hither, as my sportive lyre
Bromian Bacchus shall inspire, Let the lovely girl advance
In the mazy winding dance ; Tuck'd above her knee the vest,
Hair unbound, and open breast ; Whilst her limbs, to music gay, Each soft lurking charm display!
ODE, A duressed to a young Lady on her birth day ALMIRA, now that morn appears, That adds another to your years,
And calls to festive mirth!
In honour of your birth!
By nature formed to please !
And but with life shall cease.
And wakes each tuneful power:
On this auspicious-hour
Delightful to the view.
And Winter-smile on you.
To make ALMIRA blest!
down, May not ev'n age be known to frown Nor grief invade thy breast.
LEANDER Boston, Feb. 9, 1807.
LINES Written in Shenstone's Leasowes. Is it Friendship that thus on my heart,
Impresses both sorrow and joy? How I sigh, with regret, to depart
From the scenes that I ne'er can enjoy For these hills are enliven'd no more With the sound from lost Corydon's
tongne, And the vallies were never so poor Of flow'rets, that bloom'd when he
sung: How languid the woodbines appear, That laugh'd with the breeze as it
stray'd And the lily is pearl'd with a tear,
As it droops in his favourite shade. Sigh, sigh, ye soft gales, in despair ;
Ye streams, in sad murmurs complair, For genius can never repair
The loss of your favourite swain : O'er the grave.of Simplicity's child
The kisses of Nature shall stray, To nourish the flow'r that's wild,
To add the fresh blossoms of May. And Pity shall oftentimes rore,
Unattended by Envy or Care, To loiter in Corvdon's grove,
And crown what he lov'd with a tear!
of the fifth Ode of Anacreon. Wiru the plant of Love, the Rose, 1 "Let us tinge our sparkling wine ; With the fairest flow'r that blows,
Let us blushing crowns entwine: And, while laughing Bacchus flows,
Sorrow to the winds consign ; Fragrant Rose ! thou sweetest flower!
Daughter of the perfum'd Spring ! Priz'd by gods at banquet hour,
Moving in the Graces' ring! Crown'd with roses, Venus' boy Shakes his wreath, and smiles for joy!
Advice to Strephon, Pensive Strtphon, cease repining,
Give thy injur'd stars their due i
Be Dorinda false or true.
Canst thou call thy fortune cross !
Let her leave thee,--where's the loss!
Boston, ( Mass.) Published BY BELCHER & ARMSTRONG.
No. 70, State Strecta