of others than his own. Like other gamesters, he met with a variety of fortune, (a variety more seducing than a continuance of either good or bad;) and being warm with liquor, he was inconsiderately drawn in, before the compang broke up, to involve himself more than his fortune could bear. The next day, on sober reflection, he could not support the thoughts of that distress which his folly had brought upon SAPPALRA and ber little innocents. He had not conrage enough to acquaint her with what had happened; and, whilst in the midst of pangs, to which he hitherto had been a stranger, he was visited, and again lempted, by one of the last night's company, to try his fortune once more. In order to drown reflection, and in hopes of recovering his loss, he flew to the fatal place; por did he leave it till he had lost his all. The consegaence of this was, that the next day, in indescribable despair, after writing to acquaint SAPPHIRA with what had happened, he shot himself through the head. The news of this deprived the lady of her senses. She is (at least was lately) confined in a mad-house ; and the two little mnocents, destitute of parents and fortune, låve a troublesome world to struggle with, and likely to feel all the miseries which poverty and a servile dependance entail upon the wretched.

AN Inquest » JOHN AITcHaasburgh, upon

Fatal effects of Anger...mena AN Inquest wås taken at Peterborough, on Monday se'ennight, before JOHN AITCHISON, Gent. Coroner for the liberty and bundred of Naasburgh, upon the body of JOHN Bass, of Peterborougky shoemaker. It appeared from the evidence of the daughter and another person, that Bass (who was intoxicated) and his wife were quarrelling

in their bed-room, late on Saturday night, when the latter i pashed her husband down stairs, and the deceased falling

.. upon

upon his head on the floor at the bottom of the stairs, he received a severe blow upon the head, which occasioned his death the following morning. Upon the evidence and the testimony of Mr WHITSEA, surgeon, that the blow which Bass received upon the head, was the sole cause of his leath, the jury returned a verdict of manslaughter," against ELIZABETH Bass, the late wife, but now widow of the deceased. On the same day, the Coroner committed her to Peterborough gaol for trial at the ensuing Sessions.

... Bell's Weekly Messenger._1813.


Improvement of time, and other Duties of the Young.



. :. The following letter was lately addressed to a brother, without the smallest idea of publication, but a thought having struck the writer, that it might be more useful than in its original design, if it had a wider circulation, he has sent it to you. If you think it may be of any advantage to your young readers, your thoughts meet his, and you are at liberty to insert it in your excellent Monitor, at your convenience. " in I am, &c.

A VILLAGER. De , 7th June, 1813. 2"


jinsini .99* FRI 1. I received your letter some time ago, and would have replied to it sooner, if my time had been more at my own disposalgrand opportunities more frequent; but these, since I came liere, I have enjoyed spáringły. This nay teach you, my dear boy, to be frugal of your spare moments, and to lay them out to advantage ; for, as you advance in years, should you ehange your present situation, (which of neeessity you must,) you will find it no trivial H H 3.


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matter to spend your time in a way after your own heart, and, at the same time, give satisfaction to those around you, although your desire of knowledge should be ever the same. A careless person trifles, with his time, and lulls asleep every inclination inconsistent with some false, or at best, futile conceit, that at some future period he will enjoy opportunities more frequent; and, while under the influence of this mistaken principle, he spends the spring of his life in the pursuit of “ trifles light as air.”. Whereas, in that season of aptitude and unconcern, he ought to sow the seed of future honour and respectability. Perhaps I speak from. experience with regard to this; for you all know that my leisure hours were not laid out to too much advantage, (but I hope you will forgive me when I say that I have not been so culpable as many)-perhaps I now reap the fruit of this.

'Tis a divine' maxim, and letters of gold are not too much to record it, “ Put not off till to-morrow, what can mendono recor be done ta day; for you know not what an hour may bring forth;" and I entreat you, my dear brother, to keep this ever in your mind, and as you increase in years, you will increase in knowledge, and secure to yourself the approbation of your friends, and the esteem and applause of those around you. ..

Since I have said so much in a general way, allow me to address myself more immediately to your own situation; and, will you grant me your attention while I do so?

In the dawnings of the morning we think we can trace „the nature of the day, and while we behold them, we contraet' a kind of prejudice, which we have difficulty in laying aside. It is so with the morning of our years, we look upon the young 'Tyro with particular interest, and from his pursuits and inclinations we picture out the future man. When such is the case, is it not evident that there is a ne cessity for the youth to conduct themselves with propriety; there certainly is. When I see a boy eager in his desire


of knowledge, and parsimonious in his division of time, I think I see the embryo of some great character, and the ideas that wander o'er my mind are peculiarly pleasant; through life, methinks I see him conduct himself with propriety and honour; and at death, I read his name in the annals of fame. But 'tis not this alone that rivets the opinion, and fixes our attention to a youth of parts, hë must also be complacent in his temper, affable in his manner, and respectful and obedient to his parents and to his tutors. When we see a youth, in whom all these qualifications join, we look on him with fondness and with affection. Full of

hope, we feel an interest in the event of his pursuits. " ig. And now, my dear boy, is such your part ? Do you en deavour to live up to the character which I bave been pourtraying ? I doubt much if you can answer me as you ought to do! I thought I once could trace in you something like disregard to your parents, and certainly I have seen you behave disrespectfully to your tutor, either of which, if you persevere in, your ruin is sure; for, besides the duty you owe to the first by nature, you are also bound by gratitude to revere them: and with regard to your tutor, you ought to treat him with respect, and you ought to obey him with esteem : the respectability of his station requires the one, and his attention to you merits the other; his qualifications entitle him to general approbation, and those more immediately under his charge, ought to admire the excellence of the teacher, through the weakness. of the man.

And now I ought to give you some bints with regard to your religious conduct, but this (perhaps out of modesty) I decline. You have those around you who are eminently qualified for this duty, and who have your best interests at beart. ; .,.' . .

Accept these as my warmest advices, and think you have ever the best wishes of"

Your affectionate Brother,

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Advice to a young Tradesman. REMEMBER that time is money. He that can earn ten shillings a-day by his labour, and goes abroad, or sits idle one half of that day, though he spends but sixpence during his diversion or idleness, ought not to reckon thut the only expense; he has really spent, or rather thrown away, five shillings besides.

Remember that credit is money. If a man lets his money lie in my hands after it is due, he gives me the in-1 terest, or so much as I can make of it during that time. This amounts to a considerable sum where a man has good and large credit, and makes good use of it.

Remember that money is of a prolific generating nature. Money can beget money, and its offspring can beget more, and so on. Five Blıillings turned is six; turned again, it is seven and three-pence; and so on till it becomes an bundred pounds. The more there is of it, the more it produces every turning, so that the profits rise quicker and quicker. He that kills a breeding sow destroys all her offspring to the thousandth generation. He that murders a crown destroys all that it might have produced, even scores of pounds. . . i

. Remember that six pounds a year is but a groat a-day: For this little sum (which may be daily wasted either in time or expense, unpercejved,) a man of credit may, on his security, have the constant possession and use of an hun dred pounds. So much in stock, briskly turned by an industrious man, produces great advantage. wewe

Remember this saying, “The good paymaster is lord of another man's purse.” He that is known to pay punctually and exactly to the time he promises, may, at any time, and on any occasion, raise all the money his friends can spare. This is sometimes of great use. After industry and fra

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