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Boston, Saturday, May 17, 1806.
seldom quieted by possession ; not
contented with present enjoyment, For the Emerald.
man is ever seeking a guarantee
for the future ; is alarmed by evils THE WANDERER,
that may never arrive; distressed No. XXVII.
by accidents that may never happen;
and frequently losing by his zeal The Story of ALMOZIN of Bagdat. what his patience would preserve., ALMOZIN was blessed above all
In the neighbourhood of Bagdat the worshippers of Mahomet. The resided a celebrated Dervise, smile of happiness was cheering The moss his bed, the cave his humble and constant as the rays of morning, cell ; and the tranquillity of his house His food the fruits, his drink the chryseven and uninterrupted as the tal well. stream that flowed by his door. His uncommon rigidness of life had His possessions were not so large long been noticed as a proof of as to raise the jealousy of the caliph, singular piety, and his sanctity of por so small as to create contempt manners had procured for him the from the people. He occupied his favour of supernatural communitime, in the humble concerns of pri- cation: Chance carried Almozin vate life, remarked for his honour near the place of his retirement, and liberality, and for a strict observ- and curiosity led to inquiries, the ance of the prophet's commands. answers to which his religion inALMOZIx had been repeatedly solic- culcated the necessity of believing. Åted to preside over the city of Bag The Dervise paused on the endat, but he preferred the continu- trance of Almozin, and pronouncance of domestick pleasure to the ed him a very unhappy man. A allurements and pageantry of power. reception so different from what His wife was young, beautiful and he expected, operated on his mind affectionate ; his child healthy, in- like the damps of evening on a deli. telligent and dutiful; from them he, cate flower -it chilled him to the experienced an affectionate tender- soul. The Dervise, to make good Dess, more gratifying than the palace bis assertion, with much solemmity of the Vizier, or the splendours of declared that the wife of Alinozia his court. Almozin was contented would prove unworthy his contiwith the blessings, which Providence dence and love ; that his son would alloted him, and felt no other wish join a faction against his law ful sovethan that accident might never in- reign, and that Almozin himself, terrupt them.
notwithstanding his present posses-There is a restlessness, however, sions, would shortly be reduced to in the human disposition which is poverty and wretchedness.
crvise thus opened the vol. 1 more distressing and painful than the And i futurity but darkness shadow-thoughts of their approach. He ante
Misery began to col-dated the hour of misery and became rect her damps round the head of Al-wretched at the moment it was told mozin, and he felt by anticipation all him he should not always be happy. the horrors to which he was exposed. He returned home and was met by
The curiosity which burnt in the his wife with a smile, but he mistook bosom of Almozin is found in greatthe smile of affection for the hypoc-er or less degrees in every individTisy of wantonness. His child ual. There is a disposition univerwould have clung round his knees, sally manifested to look beyond the but he spurned him with rudeness narrow limits, which enclose the as already a traitor. His friends powers of the mind; to read the came to visit him as usual, but the unturned page of futurity, although iboard of hospitality was no longer the knowledge to be gained, like spread ; his liberality was changed that acquired from the forbidden to a parsimonious meanness. Im- tree in paradise, is only an acquaintplicitly believing that the other pre- ance with our own misfortunes, and dictions of the prophet would be a certain assurance of inevitable disfulfilled, he nevertheless endeavour-asters. The present moment seled to delay the evil hour of poverty dom brings with it suficient amuse'ny means to which poverty was a
ment to gratify the comprehensive stranger. Almozin was an altered mind, that can range by anticipation man. His mind uneasy and restless through the boundless tract of fusquared with no scheme of happi- turity,or call by the powers of memness. He no longer returned the ory all the delights that have passed affection which the partner of his to embellish the scene it would fortunes always exhibited, no longer
adorn. did he regard the duties of a parent,
It is however a wise provision of .no longer join the circles of friend-Providence that man should be igship and hilarity; a gloomy and jeal- norant of future contingencies, that ous malignity usurped the place of the decrees of fate should be shroudthat candid and liberal de portment ed by darkness, which do human by which he had always been known. eye can ever thoroughly penetrate.
Whether these alterations of A knowledge of the dificulties to character produced a similar altera- be incurred would deter from entertion in his wife, his child and his ac prize, prescience of the evils of life quaintance it is needless to inquire; would destroy the desire of living, most likely the prediction of the but uncertainty is now a motive for prophet was verified; if so, it was exertion, and precaution and pruby the folly of Almozin and not by dence are virtues which this uncerthe wisdom of the Dervise. But tainty creates. whether the leaf of futurity, which Novelty is necessary for happithe Dervise exhibited, was or was ness ;
occurrences which it is not torn from the book of fate, it known must inevitably happen, af. produced in Almozin equal unhap-ford, if pleasant, less pleasure when piness; he was tortured by antici- they arrive, and if disagreeable, the pations which destroyed the gratin- evil, as in the case of Almozin, is cations of the present, and distressed increased by a dreadful anticipation by expecting future evils, which is of its pain. The events of futurity "they happened would not have been are purposely concealed; the cura
tain that conceals them is like the of conduct, and a proportionate .. Ek of Israel, “ he who touches it erality of mind. , But the effect is. shall die.” But though it be as different in lower ranks of authority.. improper to consult oracles, and There, Insolence. is a substitute for soothsayers and fortunetellers as it dignity and the little power possesis ridiculous to expect their re- sed is exercised with all the vexa-sponses will be true, yet it is not in- tions of tyranny to give proof of his tended we should slumber in the importance and character. darkness without exertion; room is The privateer's man is more ingiven for those calculations, which solent in examining your vessel than keep the faculties of the soul in the commander of a man of war. employment, and for that imagina- The impertinence of the porter is tin, which, like a skilful painter, more insufferable than the airs of copies nature with such exquisite his master, and the prisoner in the skill that the roughness of the rocks hands of a Constable is treated with is softened into beauty, and the ten thousand indignities, some of wildness of the cataract made de- which he undergoes before the Juslightful. The first is the energy tice, but has none to suffer in prc-. of human strength-the force of sence of the Judge. Whether it be genius—the bold, inimitable,original that little offices are filled by men powers of the mind : the latter is whose authority and understanding the ornament, the anusement of are on a level; or whether the well life; a faculty intended to make its known proverb must be applied to evil clays less unhappy, and to pre- for the cause, the effect is every vent its pleasures from intoxicating where the same. the brzin; a faculty which gives
The abuse of power is seldom gratification by a mixture of contra- dangerous in the hands of those to tient emotions, by fear and hope, whom our constitutions have enand anxiety and confidence united ; trusted the greatest share. They a faculty whose power is destroyed are commonly watclied by the jealby that knowledge which changes ous malignity of rivalship. They hope to assurance, or converts fuar have no inducement for small devia.. 10 despair.
But the petty larcenies, the
small frauds which are committed For the Emerald.
by the epitomes of office, are INSOLENCE.
more frequent because less noticed, Is proportion to the weakness of and equally injurious because prac-power is generally the insclence of tised on those who have few oppor.. command. Pleased with a " little tunities for defence, and fewer for brief authority” to which few will resentment. submit, the Subaltern assumes an But leaving the impertinence of importance at which every body office when it changes to imposition, smiles, and strives to guard his of- view it in more barmless and more fcial consequence by supercilious ludicrous forms." and dogmatical manners.
Look on the Exchange- The The magistrate, whose jurisdic- strut, the air, the importance of the tion is extensive and important, gen- officer who is passing designates a trally derives from the elevation of commander of a man of war.--No Lis office a corresponding elevation indeed --he is. cither cockswain
castle barge, or tide-waiter at the It is expected that Congress are custom house,
-turned adrift in the harbour. That man must be a Bank Direc To be sold by publick auctiontor-he has the port of a capitalist, Gouts, rheumatisms, consumptions looks as though he sported millions. -being a fresh assortment by the You are more correct in this suppo- Spring
importations. sition-He so far directs the bank The indian medicines have acas to have custody of the door, and complished many cures by virtue can shut it in your face if you call of a law of this Commonwealth. " after three o'clock P.M."
Wanted in a private family-the That man must be Chief Justice culprits who broke from Charlesof the common law; his manner
town prison. would impress you with ideas of un The Piscataqua Bridge LotteryJimited authority; he passes with-has a fine breast of milk and good
X. out regarding the request that is recommendations. · made to him ; has no ear for the importunities of plebeian inquisitiveness, but with the busy importance [The following is a translation of a let. of immense responsibility seems
ter preserved by a heathen historian. concerned in a thousand avocations
It is an important document among demanding incessant and deep con
the extraneous proofs of the real ex.
istence of our blessed Rcdeemer.] sideration--Chief Justice !.He is-but probably when your first im
An Epistle to the Senate of Rome in the
days of Tiberius Cesar, concerning pression of surprise has subsided
Jesus CHRIST, by Publius Lentilus, you will be at no loss to determine an officer of high rank in the Roman what he is.
arıny then in Judea, and the only per: Thus it is, that insignificance dis
son of that nation who sent any ac. guises its want of importance by as
count to Rome of so extraordinary ad suming the appearance of incessant
event as mentioned by V. Paterculus. avocation, and thus the little autho THERE appeared in these out rity with which humble individuals days a man of great virtue, named are clothed, is made to resemble the Jesus Christ, who is yet living laced suit of a birth night assembly; amongst us, and of the Gentiles is but is tinsel instead of gold, and of accepted for a prophet of truth, but little value though glittering to ex- his own disciples call him the son cess.
of God. He raiseth the dead, and cureth all manner of diseases. A man of stature somewhat tall and
comely, with a very reverend counFor the Emeraid.
tenance, such as the beholders may CROSS READINGS.
both fear and love: his hair is of
the colour of the filbert full ripe, Lost yesterday evening, near the and plain almost down to his ears, market--the Court and Jury, and but from his ears downward some. seven eighths of the bar.
what curled, and more orient of col. The wardens and vestry of Trin-our, waving about his shoulders: ity church-have for sale ten pipes In the midst of his head goeth a Brandy.
seam or partition, after the manner Whereas my wife Elizabeth—of the Nazarites; his forehead very will perform for the last time this plain and smooth ; his face without season.
spot or wrinkle, beautified with a
comely red ; his nose and mouth so into the real drift of a qu formed as nothing can be repre- how the purposes of su. hended; his beard somewhat thick, justice might best be answ agreeable in colour to the hair of what he discovered, he wou! his head, not of any great length, speedily execute : at times, his ideas but forked in the midst ; of an inno- seemed to crowd so closely for ut. Cett and mature look; his eyes terance, that he laboured for words clear and quick, in reproving he is to express himself; and his words terrible ; in admonishing, courteous were not always most judiciously and fair spoken; pleasant in speech selected; but his remaaks were mixed with gravity. · It cannot be pertinent, his intention was rights remembered that any have seen his morality was that of the gospel.. kim laugh, but many have seen him weep. In proportion of body, been profounder scholars ; the de
.....Other chief justices may have well-shaped and straight, his hands cisions of justice may have been delectable to behold. In speaking, adorned with more graces of elo-Tery temperate, modest and wise. A man for his singular beauty, sur- of illustrations; others have been
quence, and more luminous variety passing the children of men.
more distinguished as political characters; but there never lived a
lord chief justice, who more comCHARACTER OF THE LATE LORD
pletely possessed and deserved the KENYON.
confidence of the publick. Implicit [From the life of Lord Kenyon we se confidence is more than is due to lect the following summary of his character. It will be gratifying to any man; but confidence in moral the general scholar and to those of worth, in sterling integrity, in tried the profession who have had opportu. abilities, and sincere regard to renities of admiring his extensive and ligion, was what Lord Kenyon emiprofound knowledge of the law.]
nently enjoyed. The nation at Lord Kenyon, as a judge, ap- large were more than satisfied with peared to much greater advantage, him; they reposed in him, with a dan as an advocate. The advo- | filial confidence that the great interCate's highest merit is to do the ests of morality, property, reputabest he can for his client. On this tion and marriage, were safe where. account, he must assume a versatil- Lord Kenyon presided. ity of character: he must, at times, Lord Kenyon's death may be con-conceal truth, if he does not palliate sidered as a public misfortune ; for vices. But the judge has a very he was a judge who never suffered Cfferent part to act : he preserves a his political opinions to bias his le greatnessand an uniformity of char- gal decisicns ; his religious princi. acter; he has but one law to go by i ples, confirmed by deep reflection, tiis adds strength to his remarks, chastened by humility, and enforced and authority to his opinion. with zeal, gave a strength and a co-.
......Lord Kenyon was remark- lour to his sentiments, which were able quick, and saw, almost with in perfeet unison with the laws of De glance of intuitive knowledge, the land ; and who, in no instance of
his official conduct, allowed his • Lord Kenyon, born in 1733, at Gredinglon, in Flintshire.
sense of duty to bc, iii the smallest ed of April, 1802, in the 69th ycar
degree, counteracted by considera
ations of a private or personal nature.