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magnificence, unconscious of its wandered in the enchanting warming other climes, or fructi- meadows on the borders of the fying a different soil ; nor did he logwood forest, or amidst the dream of other lands, or another labyrinths of citrons or sugarrace of beings ; but imagined canes, every eye beheld them that all creation was comprised with pleasure, and every tongue within the narrow circle of his pronounced them happy. But visible horizon.
what mortal ever drew the lot In the prime of life, when the of perfect happiness? Some inhearts of men are contaminated tervening cloud will overcast the with juvenile vices, Love was brightest day ! the only passion which could dif One morning Orra beheld tub the serenity of his soul. with astonishment a large ship apThe amiable Yarro was the ob- proach nearer the shore than he ject of his tender desires. He had ever yet seen one approach. first met her in a walk of bam- A boat, filled with men, soon boos, on the purple banks of a reached the island : he viewed fine river, when her sable beau- them with attention he exerties kindled in his bofom the cised his reason-he compared flame which could only be extin- them with himself ; and, on guished with his existence. A making proper allowances for stranger to artifice and diffimula- dress and colour, was convinced tion, he wooed her with the irre- they were beings of a like fpesistible eloquence of nature ; she cies with himself. He felt himheard his honest, simple tale, and felf interested in their wants, yielded her hand without reluc- which by signs they made known tance or distrust. Their hovel was to him.
For the three precedsheltered by the leaves of the ing days they had suffered all branching palm ; between two the horrors of thirft ; he comtrees was suspended their ham- miserated their sufferings, led mock of hemp, and their kitchen them to the purest spring, and furniture consisted of a variety of affifted them in filling their calks, calabashes, curiously carved with and rolling them down to their a sharp flint by his own hand, boat. He then conducted them and arranged on their ruftic to his hut, and introduced them shelves in the most regular order. to his Yarro, who laid before
Many years of domestic felic- them every delicacy in her powity passed away, without a fin
er to procure. gle misfoutune to ruffle their re At the shut of evening they pose. While Orra, with his net returned to their ship; and for on his shoulder, fought the fhore, several mornings Orra ran to the iu order to secure the next meal's beach to congratulate them on supply, Yarro dug a hole in the their arrival, and shew them fresh fands, kindled the flames to instances of disinterested kindroast the fish caught the preced- ness. One merning he waited ing evening, and served them up for them in vain : the sun had on the leaves of the banana, gained its meridian height, and against his return. While they no boat appeared; penfive he re
turned to his hut; but alas ! it let them perish, and their crimes wanted its brightest ornament !
their heads!” But when every utensil was placed in the they made iignals of distress, his nicest order ; but his beloved generous nature milted into comYarro was not there! He threw pallion—" I have not another himself on the earth in agony, Yarro now to lose,” recollected calling on the Zombies to restore he ; “ my own existence is not him his love ; then frantic with worth preserving---but shall I see grief, started up and ran into the my fellow-creatures perish, and woods, inquiring of all he met if not extend a hand to save them? they had seen his Yarro? “I No! If they are ignorant and saw her,” said one of the natives, ungrateful, I will teach them, by “ struggling with the new beings my example, to be generous and you
entertained, at the mouth of merciful !" With this he ailemyonder creek, who took her on bled his friends, who joined to their long raft, and paddled out aid the crew, and drew their to sea before any one could come boat up in a place of safety. to her relief.” A sudden palsy Amidst this scene of terror shook his nerves, his face was and confusion, a female of his own discomposed, his eyes rolled fiery complexion, with uplifted hands, red, he drew his breath with implored assistance. Orra rushed pain ; he cursed his own credu- forward, and enjoyed the sulity, and the perfidy of his ungen- préme felicity to snatch from the erous guests, who, he now no jaws of fate his dearest, his best longer doubted (more cruel than beloved Yarro! All the mingled the Zombies !) were the authors passions overwhelmed their souls ; of his present misfortune ; whom, clasped in each other's arms, they in the bitterness of his soul, he were unable to express their called savages and barbarians !- transports, but by mutual filence but when the storm of rage and and mutual tears ! Rapture now grief fubfided, he remained the gave way to curiosity, and from gloomy victim of cool and settled the lips of Yarro he was now indespair.
formed that his former perfidious Seven days elapsed, and on the guests had watched an oppormorning of the eighth, as his eyes, tunity, and put in the back of the dimmed with grief, wandered island, while Orra was waiting over the vast expanse of waters, their arrival on the opposite thore; he beneld a boat'urged by the they reached his hut in his absurf
among the rocks and break- fence ; forced away the strug
His bosom at first was gling victim, and conveyed her swelling with indignation at the safe on board their ship. fight of beings of the fame kind On the second day a storm as his late ungrateful guests, and arose; the vessel struck on a rock, he for a moment vowed eternal and every soul, fave Yarro and enmity to all their race ! “ Their' another, perished. Couls are strangers to pity,” picked up by the boat of another thought he they feel not for ship; in a few days after, this the wocs of others; therefore vessel was likewise distressed for
fresh water; and at the perfua- , vice and ingratitude shall meet lions of Yarto, who offered to their purifliment, even in the acdirect them, they fent off their complishment of their most fanboat to her native island in quest guine wishes ! Nor let the fons of that effential article, while fire of polished focietý pride themat the same time secretly indul- , selves on their fuperior endow. ged the pleasing hope of againments, and affectation of refined effecting her escape to the mourn: feelings, liut learn that domestic ing friend of her bufont.
tenderness and universal philanSuch, and so mysterious, are thropy may be the growth of the difpenfations of Providence. every clinte, unaffisted by the T'has fhall virtue and humanity pomp of philosophy, or the pedi he their own reward, in tire ad untry of education. of rendering good for evil ; and
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· Some prejudices are ornamental and usefül.' IMPARTIALITY is å to- ed among the virtues, shoot up ble attribute in the Deity, and and flourish with them in the in a certain degree ornamental fame happy foil. Were every to man. He who can, on eve man to choose his bride
the ry occasion, be really impartial, cold calculations of an old bach: may command our esteem ; he elor, the human race would be. has no title to our warmer af- come a universal sect of stoics, fections. He has nothing to and celibacy the order of the do in the sphere of social life, day. and can experience none of its Could the mother view her charms.
children with the same eye of We sometimes ridicule the indifference that the churlish blind, exceslive partiality of the pedagogue does his pupils, the parent for the child, and the lov- face of her infant would be a er for his mistress ; but without disgusting fight, and the trouble this amiable weakness, we might of rearing it an insupportable look through the world in vain burt hen. for a smile. Rigid impartiality If there were no such thing is but another name for apathy; as family pride and family prej. hypocritical is still worse. udice, parental authority would Some prejudices, if not rank- foon decay, and most houses be
come a scene of domestic fac- forever fluctuating between their tion.
own half-finished ones, and none Were it not for that attachment to our own foil, called the What is superstition? Was it love of country, the patriotisin ever that haggard, voracious of every man, instead of remain- monster, described by the tinsel ing a vital principle in the heart, eloquence of modern reformers? would, like that of the French, It is not only compatible with intoxicate the brain, and quit religion ; it is the firm chamthe individual, to grasp at the pion that stands at the door of whole, till it ended in the de- her temple, while the less potent struction of the human race. weapons of reason are too often
In politics, as well as religion employed in mutual contest, by and morality, the mind should the comparative few who are have some established principles, well-informed ; and fometimes on which it may rell with safe- deal a deadly wound, by an im. ty, and to which it may always prudent effort in a needless dea recur with pleasure. On these fence. subjects, nothing can tend more Superstition is the fame to to the destruction of individual pure religion that patriotism is happiness, or the injury of socie- to enlarged philanthropy. They ty, than too refined speculations. are the grades towards perfection They were not designed for the- to which all may arrive, but oretic systems, but for practi- which the law of our nature percal duty. They belong to the mits but few to pass ; where the province of feeling : aod upon mass of mankind may repose them our feelings, under the their morals, peace, and happiguidance of fobet reflection, will ness with safety ; but if they push generally reason right.
their rash career beyond, in quest But there are many, who nev of an ideal millennium, however er reflect. Such had better be alluring the prospect, the experifurnished with the second-hand meat will end in certain ruin. opinions of others, than to be
DESCRIPTION AND CHARACTERISTICS OF
[From a late London Publication.] LONDON is situated in lati- and three in breadth, beside a tude 51° 31' north, longitude number of rows of houses lining 5' 37" west from Greenwich, each side of the roads going out 5° 16' 23", east of the opening from it. The greatest part of into the Mediterranean from the the town is situated on the
The town is large for north side of a river called the an European town, being in a Thames. The ground on which body about five milcs in length, this part stands, is a hill, which C
rises with a quick ascent from ing in all more than thirty miles, the bank of the river, and then These banks, when the river gradually, although unequally, to washes the bottom of the hills the northwest, which is the most on either side, are only continued elevated part.
The river on the on the opposite side. When not fouth fide is confined by an are increased by either rains or the rificial bank, the ground on that tide, the river is about a quarfide being fiat ; but the water ter of a mile broad, not more does not stagnate in such of the than twelve feet deep, and now ditches as are suffered to have and then, in very dry seasons, the tide flow through them ; it has been forded by horses.. wherever that is admitted it The tide in this river flows fcours them clean, and carries off above fifteen miles higher than much filth ; but there are many London. At London it rises ditches from which the tide is at spring tides from twelve to hut out ; and they are always fourteen feet. The water is loaded with putrid matter. On very pure some miles above the this fide stands a considerable town; near the town it is mixpart of the town called South-ed with mud, and contains a fuf. wark, which, including the par. ficient quantity of mucilaginous ifh of Christ church, and part of matter to putrefy, When preLambeth and Newington, is a served in calks, it purifies itself body of near three miles by one. by putrefaction, and remains afOn the north side of the river, terwards more pure, but it never London reaches along the river purifies sensibly in the river, nor side to the west, until the river in the cisterns in which it is leaves the bottom of the hill, and sometimes kept for a few days turns to the fouth. Above this, for use. At the lower part
of the river is confined between ar the town it contains a little sea tificial banks on both lides, and salt, when the tide is at its is dined with houses till it runs height ; but this does not reach through two old towns, Weft. to the middle of the town. Its minster and Lambeth.
specific gravity is the same with London is furrounded, beside that of distilled water. The ina the houses which line the roads, habitants are supplied with this with many large villages. water, which is pumped up by
The river Thames runs through several engines, priocipally worka valley, upon a bed of the graveled by fire, into their houfes. of Aints, and probably clay un The town is also supplied with der it, for many miles above and water by an aqueduct, which is below London. The valley is brought from near twenty niles bounded on both sides by hills not distance, from the north, through exceeding 400 feet in height. a canal of about thirty-fix miles Where the river runs in the mid- in length. The water of this dle of the valley, it is secured by aqueduct is also pure, and unless artificial banks on both sides, when heavy rains bring down which have lasted longer than mud, it is bright and clear, and the memory of history, extends does not putrefy on keeping.