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A very hard-trotting horse, whoscut cards, &c. and of the latter with sets off before you have discovered bits of cork, shaped out as you can, ihat the stirrups are too long to as burning out the dots with a red-hot sist you in humouring his jolt ;--then, fork, which, in your hurry, occasionally trying in vain to stop him.
jerks off, and drills a douce or two es. Beguiling a long distance in a car. traordinary in your bandriage, at night, over an execrable road, Ned Tes aith a drunken coachman, jaded horses “ Even then this forked plague is fated md frightened ladies.
At the moment when your horse is When we do quicken.” beginning to run away with you, losing
This is Horace's your stirrup-which runs away too ; " Periculosæ plenum opus alea." and bangs your instep raw, as often as with a vengeance ! you attempt to catch it with your foot.
Tes. I won't be interrupted, Ned !-Being mounted on a beast who, as she reads on) soon as you have watered him on the
-deuce or two extraordinary in your road, proceeds very coolly to repose own hand ; and when all is done, your himself in the middle of the pond, with. dice might as well be cogged ; for, out taking you at all into his counsel, from the great difference you have of paying the slightest attention to your made in the breadth of their faces, they Vivid remonstrances on the subject. turn up, 99 times in 100, the same
A coach-window-glass, that will not numbers. be put up when it is down, nor down when it is ap:
Your carriage-horses all at
standing inflexibly still, just as you are On opening your trunk, after a long entering, late in the evening, upon journey, discovering that the snuff con- Hounslow-heath, with half your income tained in an ill-packed canister, bas in your pocket, and no pistols to guard "burst its cearments,” and grimed it. it. self into your clean linen, &c.
Discovering, at the end of a long and On arriving at an inn, half-drowned, fatiguing journey, that you have invo). and half-frozen, in an open carriage, untarily lightened your carriage by leavand eagerly flying for your life to the ing, two or three hundred miles behind, kitchen fire, as the warmest place-be. the box of letters, papers, account. ing, every instant, humped, bumped, books, &e. which constituted the solchustled, bustled, scalded, and scolded, object of your expedition. from your post, by a inob of red-hot
(To be continued.) cooks and scullions, waiters, &c. they are in the full fermentation of getting up two or three large dinners. LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL IN
Sen. There was both the " stare lo. co nescit,” and the “ et tremit artus."
Virg. Tes. In a bleak ride-to be kept immediate publication a full and copious
Mr. Henry Siddons has prepared for freezing at a turnpike-gate for half an hour, while you fumble in your pocket,
work on the Theory of Gesture and with a thick glove on. (which you
Action, which is to be illusrated by not courage to take off) for pence to upwards of sixty engravings of charac
The pay ;- your fingers being so cold, that, teristic figures, by an amateur. even without a glove, they could not foundation of his Treatise is the wellfeel the difference between a bandker- known work of M. Engel, which he has chief and a halfpennv.
in a certain degree translated, with Evening relaxation for two, at a bad such variations and additions as the inn :-on asking for a back gammon practice of rhetoric in England render. board, seeing one brought in, in ruins
ed necessary, the men half lost, and the dice quite ; Dr, Croth, Lecturer on the Science if you are still bent on playing, you sup- of Music at the Royal Institution, pro. ply the deficiency of the former with poses. to publish the first volume of afcrs, pocket-pieces, lip-salve-boxes, Specimens of various Styles of music.
in the press.
Mr. Johnes, the translator and pub- men, who .. lisher of Froissart, is engaged in a new lets and laws printed there. version of Joinville.
Demeter Alexandrides, M. D. of Dr. Gilbert Geyard's Institutes of Tyrnawa, in Thessaly, has translated Biblical Criticism, read in the Universi- Goldsmith's History f Greer in ty and King's College, Aberdeen, are modern Czeck. The first time
companied with a mapof anciena ureece Mr. Nicholson bas in his Journal
has already been published.
Two Greeks, the brothers Zozima, given directions by which a person may are applying part of their fortune to. save himself from drowning, if he chance wards a new edition of all the ancient to fall into the water. The results of Greek, Classics from Homer down to Mr. Nicholson's reasonings are, that if a the time of the Ptolemies, under the man fall into deep water, he will rise to superintendance of their countryman the surface by Roatage, and will con- Coray. This collection, which is to be tinue there, if he does not elevate his hands, printed by Didot, is intended for such and that the keeping them down is of their countrymen as wish to learn essential to his safety. If he move his the ancient language of their forehands under the water in any way he fathers. It will be delivered gratis in pleases, his head will rise so high as to Greece to diligent scholars and active allow him free liberty to breathe. And teachers, and a considerable discount if, in addition, he move his legs exactly will be allowed to such wealthy patrons as in the action of walking up stairs, of learning as buy copies for the pure his shoulders will rise above the water; pose of presenting them to poor stuso that he may use less exertion with dents,
Mon. Mag.) his hands, or apply them to other pur. poses. He has himself been witness Kells Pitt, near Whitehaven, the to the success of the experiment. property of Lord Lowther, has recently
A Danish Dictionary, on a plan simi- | undergone a thorough repair. This lar to that of Dictionaire de l'Academie pít is 118 fathoms in depth from the Francoise, which is intended to fix the surface to the main band seam of orthography and forin che standard of coals ; and it is in other respects tke the language, has for some time been most remarkable of any in the kingdom hand, and is already in some degree of for extent of field without interruption forwardness. It is undertaken at the from dykes, being from north to south expence, and conducted under the di 2400 yards, and from east to west, 13 rection, of the Royal Danish Society of already explored, above 1000 yards! the Sciences, and the most distinguish. It is also now extended upwards of 900 ed literati of the country, are engaged yards under the sea, from high water in the execution of it, having divided mark, and is as promising as at the first among them the different letters of the working: alphabet.
In Prussia the potatoe is cultivated TO CORRESPONDENTS. with peculiar success. As the stalk
The Stranger has chosen an interest. pgrows, the earth is heaped
up, leaving ing subject and executed it with great only three leaves at top. The roots are skill. We regret, not receiving the thus greatly increased, and the produce communication in time for this number: is said to be astonishing.
The BATCHELOR will delay his far. M.DE LA LANDè's annual medal for
ther visits. the best work on astronomy has been adjudged by the French National In.
We inform“ a friend” that we have stitute to M. Svannerg, a Swedish as already had our attention on the learn. trozomer, who has lately published ed scetch of the history of literature by an Account of the measuring of a De La Harpe, and if on consideration we gree in Lapland, shewing the error skall think its republication consistent Uhat has been made in measuring it in with a necessary variety, shall be happ: 1736.
to enrich our numbers with so elegant The Imperial printing establishment and learned performance. at Paris affords constant employment to 400 workmen, besides a number of wo.
View the "Emerald.. My heart retains no wish to shine,
But loaths the human face divine.
Such is my fate, to me 'tis given
To hate the cheering orb of heaven. TRE METAMORPHOSED MOLE AND Pomonia ripes her fruit in vain,
Tho' bounteous Ceres glads the plain,
Bacchus with rosy hand profuse, 'Tis granted that no charm is seen, Pours forth the tide of purple juice, More pleasing than a modest mein : And Flora decks the fields with flowers, Yet nothing meets with more disgraces, Still nothing soothes my pensive hours ; Than awkward airs and blushing faces, Not I, however make my moan, This maxim as a medium hold, In sad despondency alone. Be not too backward, nor too bold. Thousands, who wit were known to in
herit, A vagrant Lamb, to shun, one day, The sun's intolerable ray,
Hare lost their sense for want of spirit. Enter'd a cave. From out her hole, They mostly are deserving praise, Dusty and sad appear'd a Mole.
Who court the world and know its ways. Each stares with wild, astonish'd look, What's wit, unkilown to fostering taste? The Lamb at length the silence broke. A diamond in the watry waste.
What beauty, too, if none descry It ne'er has been my chance to find,
Her love-insinuating, eye? A friend so fashion'd to my mind ;
A rose in desert wild, I ween, No longer breathe this stifted air,
That blossoms and decays unseen. With me to healthy hills repair,
And when behold, how hard the case Come and enjoy the solar ray,
Of beauty destitute of grace! And bring your virtues into day ;
If artless innocence be seen The dewy lawn, the Aowery field,
Without an elegance of mein, New raptures to your heart shall yield.
How is her simple bosom torn, But why so slow? what fate severe
With ridicule contempt and scorn. Has fix'd such worth and beauty here ?
She spoke, and underneath the clay My humble state the Mole replied, Incessant work'd her burrowing way. Is owing to my want of pride. For human nature once I knew, 1 saw, 1 blush’d, and I withdrew. A female's faultless form I bore, That belles might envy, beaus adore. But ever fearful to offend;
By Peter Pindar.
Here sleqps what was innocence once,
but its snows Yet for no-secret vengeance pray'd ; Were sullied and trod with disdain; To shtin contempt I sought the shade. ''Her lies what was beauty, but pluck'd Ah! where can 'innocence appear
was its rose, Secure ! for malice found me here.
And slung like a weed to the plain. Patience expired, with rage enflam'd I rose, and impiously exclaimed: o Pilgrim, look down on her grá ve Hide me, ye powers, from taunts & lies,
with a sigh, From sland'rous tongues and envious
Who fell the sad victim of art'; eyes ;
E'en Cruelty's self must bid her hard Let me beneath the ground be burld,
eye Nor view the vices of the world.
A pearl of compassion impart. Jove heard too soon the rash petition, Ah! think not, ye prudes, that a sigh, And placed me in this low condition.
or a tear, Yet only changed my outward frame, Can offend of all Nature the God; My disposition's still the same. LO! Virtue already has mourn'd at ber Shrunk to this mean and narrow bound bier, And doom'd to grovel in the ground ; And the lilly will bloom on her sod.
FOR TIIB PANK OF
THE CLOSE OF THE YEAR.
RIVER......PROPER TO BE READ AT On a beaulijm
selj A LITTLE while, o traveller! lin-Behold these waves ! ah! never at ger here,
How swift their course! how soos And let thy leisure eye behold and see The beauties of the place ; yon heathy
they glide away! hill
Each virgin's envy now, and lover's That rises sudden from the vale so
theme, The vale far streatching as the view Thy beauties, Myra, are that fleeting can reach
stream: Under its long dark ridge—the river Each after cach, which shall too soon That, like a serpent thro' the grassy
[sight: Thy' brow resign its light, thy eyes its Winds on, now hidden, glitt'ring now in Nos fraught with merchant wealth, nor Mira be lost-new wonders to supply, fam'd in song
That other Myras may be born-to dic. This river rolls an unobtrusive tide ; Its gentle charms may sooth and satisfy
Love not a security against cold. Thy feeling. Look, how bright its Poor Hal caught his death, standing pebbled bed
under a spout, Cleams thro’ the ruffed current; and Expecting till midnight when Nas that bank [edg'd swords :
would come out : With Aag-leaves border'd as with two. But fatal his patience, as cruel the See where the water wrinkles round the dame,
And curs'd was the water that quench'd Of yonder water-lilly, whose broad leaf the man's flame. Lies on the wave; and art thou nat" Whoe'er thou art that read'st these refresh'd
moral rhymes, By the fresh odour of the running “Make love at home, and go to bed Soon, traveller! does the river reach betimes.” the end
[cent, Qf all its windings; from the near as
The Unreasonable. 'Thou wilt behold the ocean where it Fickle is vext at heart, he says, to see pours
(thou, His Lady look on him so scurvily : Its waters, and is lost. Remember Thou art a most unconscionable man, Traveller! that even so thy restless Would'st have the girl look better than years
she can! Flow to the ocean of eternity. A.
On a married state.
A while their captives may allure : There is elegance and conviction in the fol- Beauty, and guiltless love supply lowing sentiment which Home puts in.
A passion always to endure. to the mouth of Gustavus Vassa.
Where hearts by virtue warm’d, unite,
Fate throws its angry shafts in vain ; Who knows no fault, my friend, knows This doubles ev'ry soft delight, no perfection,
And looses every woe and pain. The rectitude that heaven appoints to man ;
No time loot. Leads on thro' error, and the kindly Why all this stir, at Myri's house ! sense,
She took, last night, a second spouse. If having stray'd endears the road to Then why that hatclament, friend, '
bliss, It marks heaven's way more pleasing. Her first was buried yesterday.
O my brother *Tis hence a thousand cordial charaties Boston, ( Mass.) Published Derive their growth, their vigor and
BY BELCHER & ARMSTRONG, their sweetness.
No. 70, State Sweef.
TO THE PRINCIPAL MATTERS CONTAINED IN THE EMERALD,
VOL. 1, FOR 1806.
, account oỂ 103 Eve's Rib, Dissertation concerning 363
111 Every one has his fault, Critique on 412
207 Kenyon Lord, character of 29
89 Life of Wm. Pitt, Review of 351
28 Literary Notices 69, 93, 117, 140 298,
Intelligence, foreign and
domestic 9, 22, 45, 46, 58, 94, 106,
305 129, 141, 154, 165, 178, 250, 262,
334, 347, 358, 369, 381, 417,
Miseries of human life 392, 406, 417