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Famine, and worse disease, hang o'er their head.
Ye whom habitual drunkenness decoys
Time numbers twelve--the busy week expires,
See issuing from yon lane, with filth defilu,
The staggering wretch from side to side is toss'd,
Behold the wretch distended o'er with mud,
Is there no heart to pity-arm to save ? (Musi the wretch learn sobriety in the grave :)
Where now ye gay. companions of the bowl,
, all bave fled ! and none will succour lend To chear the horrors of his latter end.
But we have seen, with injudicious care,
He has a wife !her heart be hard as steel,
Bid not the dying tell us what they feel.
The dying Oscar feels a hell within,
his bosom with remorseless fire !
Did Heav'n, this moment, lengthen out his day,
With dying agony he bites the strand,
Both speed their journey with a restless stream;
NOTES TO CORRESPONDENTS. We are obliged to an Anonymous Well-wisher to the CHEAP MAG. AZINE, for the concise directions for managing a Cottar's Garden ; which he will observe we have availed ourselves of in the present number.
Instructions of a Father to his Son--Filial Gratitude-A young Good Scholar- A Ghost-James and John-Detached ThoughtsThe Essay on Frugality—and Part L on Affability Observations made on a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Upper Egypt, &c. and the Poetical favours of J. T. and F. are received.
It gives us pleasure to observe the increasing number of our correspondents, but have to regret, that our narrow limits 'not only have hitherto prevented our inserting many of their favours, but obliged us to abridge some of those we have made use of.
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Dick's Brothers amusing him after dirner over a glass of small-beer.
THE CHEAP MAGAZINE.
AN INTERESTING CONVERSATION OF THE
IRISH FAMILY, CONTINUED;
LADY Li's BOOK ARE INTRODUCED.
LADY L. who had always an eye to the advantage
creature about her, when she saw any thing new with her female servants, would caution us not to be new-fangled, wearing it out when worse might do. She even condescended to show us the advantage of buying two or three things of the same kind for common wear, as the remnants of the whole would make up together into a decent gown or petticoat.
Roger. I think I yet see the glow of approbation that brightened in her languid eyes one evening, that she was very faint after taking an airing, and she stopped at my father-in-law's house to rest a little. My motber-in-law and her eldest daughter, had been to the village to deliver in a quantity of lint yarn they had finished spinning for the manufacturers; and were just putting of their better apparel when Lady L.'s carriage stopped. They ran cut
kalf undressed, to assist her ladyship down; and when she was seated in their little room, they told her where they had been, and that they were puting off their Sunday dresses, before they began work, and my mother-in-law added : “ I am sure your ladyship will forgive the figure I made; but I had no hope of the honour of such a call, and it makes our clothes serve us much longer to lay them up carefully whenever we can do without them. My girls and I never sit down till we change them, after being from home." “ The motion of the carriage had quite overcome me" 'said Lady L. but this instance of prudent economy, acts like a cordial. You have given me some valuable sentences for my book, my good Ellen, and I thank you.
Betty. She spoke like a sensible lady; and your motherin-law has been a notable woman, Roger. I'll e’en follow her example. That care of my clothes I never thought of before. Nothing is so good for poor folks, or for them that have not more than enough, as care and saving.
Roger. It is not often that you and I agree quite in opinion, Betty. We here agree in some respects ; but in others I beg leave to differ. FRUGALITY IS CER. TAINLY THE POOR MAN'S SHIELD FROM THE WORST HARDSHIPS OF HIS CONDI. TION; but money is not the greatest good in any sphere: and when children are made to perceive the wisdom of endeavouring to gain and to save money, they should be iaught the superior value of a good character, which is never to be obtained without deserving it.
Petty. This is another of the fancies you have taken from your books, Roger. A poor body is too little looked upon, to be the better or the worse for character, if he keeps off from the lash of the law. My first busband made more money than any man in his station, though my foolish boys have spent it, and are now carrying muskets