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A MORAL AND PHYSICAL THERMOMETER;
OR, A SCALE OF THE PROGRESS OF TEMPERANCE AND INTEMPERANCE
Drawn up by the ingenious Dr. Lettsom.
LIQUORS, with THEIR EFFECTS, in THEIR USUAL ORDER
Health, Wealth, 60Milk and Water
Serenity of Mind, 50 Small Beer
Reputation, Long Life, and 40- Cyder and Perry
Strength, and 10Strong Beer
Nourishment, when taken on
ly at meals, and in modo erate Quantities.
Vices. Diseases. Punishment
Idleness, Sickness, Debt 10Punch
Tremors of the Black Eyes
Quarrelling hands in the 20Toddyg: Crank Fighting, morning;
Red nose g face,
Sore and swell- Hunger, water.
Swearing, Jaundice; Hospital, 40
Pains in Limbs, Poor-house Flip and Shrub
Burning in the
palms of the
Hands, 4 soles
of the Feet; Jail,
Madness, The Hulks 6C- -Brandy,
Rum and Murder, Palsy,
Botany Bay Ditto during 70 the day and Suicide, Death,
To the Editors of the Cheap Magazine. GENTLEMEN, -If the following lines are worthy of being preserved in
of your valuable Miscellany, their insertion will confer an obligation upon your cor:stant reader, and sincere well-wisher,
Leven-Street, Edin. 22d. Dec. 1813. VIGIL OBSERVATOR.
The oak’s refreshing shade, her eyes suffus'd
Yet, ah! how oft the streams of providence
How oft the night of dire adversity
As 'sorrow seldom comes alone,' the grave
Ye fair! in beauty's bloom, to whom kind Heav'n Hath lent a liberal store of worldly goods, Reflect on Mary's fate ; such fate ere long May be your own;-she once was fair like you, And once had wherewithal to soothe the lot Of virtuous poverty: that task be yoursDo ye as MARY did; and when the storms Of ruthless winter chill the darken'd air, Affliction's daughters gratefully shall pour Their blessings on your head; and ye shall know, This sacred truth- To bless is to be blest !
TO M. D. WITH A MELON
A Melon, fresh and new,
The first you ever grew.
Was never doom'd to know
Nor killing damps below.
While others shar'l a common lot,
Upon the open field,
Within a frame conceal'd.
Nor blasting stormy winds,
A new Madeira finds.
By rich and poor respected;
Unnotic'd, and neglected :
The fairest and the best
And mix'd among the rest.
Ye mortals read the moral here,
The melon's fate is yours ;
And mankind plants and flow'rs;
Some meet the stormy blast
THE DISTINCTION OF AGES.
Gleams of short sense, a dawn of thought display ;
E are informed that at the annual meeting of the subscribers
to the Deaf and Dumb Institution, held in the Assembly Rooms. George Street, on Wednesday, which was attended by the Duke on BUCCLEUGH as president, the Earl and Countess of Leven and MELVILLE, the Earl of ANCRUM, &c. the children (thirty-two in number) gave the most satisfactory proof of the very great progress they had made, since the last meeting, in articulation, writing, arithmetic, composition, and accurate definition of words. At the conclusion, some of them were called upon to recite the Lord's Prayer, and one of them the following verses, which they did with great distinctness and propriety :
With patient candour you will lear.
And mourn its thoughts in darkness bound,
And all was silent wonder round.
No cheering sounds my ears admit;
As I, alas, am deaf to it.
Defective nature doth improve,
To thank you for your generous love.
Lost to myself, my friends, and man;
And shew the world your useful plan.
NOTES TO CORRESPONDENTS. “The BeacOX, IN A BLAZE AGAIN!" by the Observant Pedestrian, will appear soon, and we will be highly gratified by the remainder of the affecting story of Tom Bragwell.
A Tender Plant blasted in the Bud-Directions for managing Bees, and the favours of H.-D. M. and a Well-wisher are received.
HADDINGTON; Printed and Published, montuIY, by G. MILLER & SON.