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ly well, except in one instance : now at Julia, and now at the it puzzled her to conceive why. Officer, and at length broke they should be conducted into a silence : bed-chamber! But perhaps (she “ What! force !--Why, thou thought) it was the fashion in damnable and filly animal, what London, and fashion is irresistible. dirty, business is this you are en.
He philtered the beverage, and gaged in ?--forcing a woman to JULIA drank sparingly, but not so your wishes ! --To force a woman her companion-he was to at in any place is a meanness that no tempt the gaining of a difficult man of honour will stoop to--but post, and the coward wanted fpir- to force one here!--in this house ! its-It is a tribute paid to Virtue, --D-mn you! you scoundrel ! that, though it be lodged in the get out--walk off, or I'll kick possession of but a frail and weak you." tenement, its spoiler before he at We need not be furprised that tempts to ruin it, must call to his the Officer was mean enough to assistance the aids of inebriety. take his advice--He looked at At length his eyes glistened, and the man in dirhabille as if he had his cheek glowed-he fratched recollected something, and left the hand of JULIA-fed upon it the room precipitately. with fury, and devoured it with a “ And now, my angel (said tumult of unholy love_if, indeed, the gentleman in the boot to Juhe loved Julia, it was with the L1A, taking her by the hand) let us sensations of a tiger.
drink a glass or two, and I dare fay She started from his embraces, say we shall agree better."-.“Oh! and retreated fome paces from her Sir! (replied Julia, clasping her chair-He followed, and renewed hands and falling on her knees the attack, and Julia her refift- before him)--Have mercy on me! ance : he grew stronger, he grew pity me!---or you will kill me. wilder ; his hand was wandering --- Pshaw,
dear! I over her charms (where hand quite upon these occasions---you pever wandered before) and he will bụt die at the most.--- But, became furious--Juliá became child, you look d-mn'd serious faint--the was yielding--her ted.
upon this business--- İs
any thing der frame was exhausted, and the the matter with you ?"---- Oh, could only shriek! A shriek was Sir! (answered Julia, in tears) a new thing in these apartments, I don't know where I am, and I and it alarmed a gentleman in the don't know where to go--- I am adjoining room, who, with his just come to town in the Warwick coat off, a dirty boot on one leg, stage !"...“ In the Warwick stage: and his face besmeared with sweat, What, through Uxbridge ?"--kicked open
the door, and rushed Yes.”..." And was that fellow violently into the room, with all one of the company ?” “ Yes.”the zeal of a man who was to af “ Whe--w! And you met a highØst the distrefied--The Officer wayman, didn't you ?" ---- Yes.” let
his hold of Julia, and the That was me, by G-d!". threw herself breathless upon a Here Julia fhrieked, terrified chair.
The man in dishabille at the found of the name ; but he, Mared at them both alternately, itopped her in good time : " You
must not be afraid (faid he) for this purse with me.--In the next I won't hurt you---don't be fur- place, you are now in a house full prised, it's 'd----d vulgar to be fur- of wh-res and scoundrels---I must prised at any thing--- Tell me hon. leave it myself in a minute, in case estly, are you virtuous or not !--- that fellow should have twigg'd that is, are you a maid ?"..
me, and I fancy you had better upon my pur, Sir."...“ How leave it too.---Trust yourself with fame you here then, in company me, and I will take care of yoų with that fellow ?"--"When you till morning." ---JULIA told him he took---I mean, Sir, when I lost all could not ferve her more agreeably my money-- he advanced some for than by carrying her to the inn me; and as I had no friends in where the stage and Joe were, London, promised to take care of That, he faid, was more than he me, and bring me to his mother's, dare do---but he would carry
her till to-morrow, when I could have to a place equally or more secure. finished all business.” $ Then So saying, he returned to his room, you are really honest ?"'..." As I to throw off part of his road-dress, love Heaven and my father, Sir, and adjust the rest. I am.” “ You are a lovely girl, If the reader has any imaginaand it is a pity fo fine a woman tion, he will conceive how JULIA's Jbould be honeft------But I believe thoughts were employed in this you, and will be your friend- interval, till they were interrupted nay
from harm--- by the re-entrance of the young for, by G-d, I am a man of hon: highwayman, who appeared now pur! and though misfortune and my to be an elegant handsome fellow. evil spirit force me sometimes to the He paid the reckoning, and they highway, I scorn to do a mean departed : It was between ning thing.--- In the first place, as you and ten in the evening. Loft your money, you shall divide [To be continued.]
I will guard you
For the Columbian Phenix.
Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.
HERE are, comparatively, dices which are excited by the very few, who are not more anx found of titles, and the glitter of ious for the clamorous and indif wealth. In the first case, we are criminate applause of the vulgar, governed by a foolish vanity ; & than for the more filent and judi- vanity, which the mad acclamacious approbation of the discerning. tions of a mob will gratify, and To enjoy the one, nothing is re the noisy admiration of the igno. quisite but an unmeaning and ri rant will flatter ; but in the last diculous love of notoriety ; to en instance, our anxiety is the result joy the other, we must have that of a virtuous ambition, and is the Ready veneration for merit, which concomitant of a noble and ele. rises superior to those eafy preju. vated mind. We are not satisfied
with a merè name, abstracted from the mind, which is most common. the merit out of which that namely intelligent enough for such an has arisen ; and we look upon the office, and which, if it is not good opinion of the world rather shamefully abused or neglected, is as an accidental circumstance, competent to the decision of right than as a necessary consequence and wrong. This tribunal, like of our worth.
all others, must have certain fixed The conditions of this life are and established laws, by which it fo continually fuctuating, that, may be enabled to direct its judge unless we put ourselves under the ment, and come to a decision, control of some well-tried and uni- The first law, by which it should form principles, our happiness will regulate itself, is that of REASON ; be extremely uncertain, and we which may with propriety be termmhall be in constant danger of lof. ed the supreme law of the mind,
If we allow our minds to it carries along with it a kind of be carried away with false ideas legislative anthority, an omnipoof greatness, and suffer their peace tency, which controls every other to depend on the approbation of regulation, and with which the the world, the single vicissitude of minor laws of the mind must be a day may be fatal to us, and the consistent. The second law to ill fortune of an hour may place be considered, I cannot call by a us beyond the reach of hope. more appropriate pamę, than that These remarks cannot but ftrike of SENTIMENT. This is a forç every one as juft, who has ever of compound attribute, and is conconsidered the fubject with any stituted of reason, passion, and fandegree of attention. The objects cy. These three qualities, when which engage the observation of blended, form a most happy and bemankind, are not such as are wor-' pevolent object in the mind, and is thy of interesting the heart or the entitled to a high authority thereunderstanding. They are merely in. It fortunately partakes of adventitious, and claim not the three dispositions, which, if left to remotest alliance with natural or themselves, might lead us into moral excellence. Riches and some criminal extreme, but, when power; not virtue and magnanim-, mutually corrected and aided by ity, dazzle the imaginations of the each other, are productive of a multitude, call forth their respect, virtue, no less distinguished for its and extort from them the most sweetness than its temperament. pavish obedience. The moment By the allistance of these two we lose the one, or are divested of laws, the mind may be enabled, the other, our reputations general. generally, to ascertain the merit or ly depart with them, as insepara. demerit of an action. Under bly incident thereto.
their right regulation, it may be If this be the case, how necef- rendered a safe and valuable tri, fary is it, that we should fubmit bunal, to which we may confidentthe trial of our merit to a tribu- ly resort, in cases where the world pal less fallible, and which, from would give a blind and iniquitous being less susceptible of prejudice, decision. Perhaps this idea is will be more apt to decide with worthy of an illustration. I will justice. This tribunal should be endeavour to give one. It is re
corded of Savage, the poet, that We will hasten from this court he was once so itrongly actuated of--I had almost faid--justice; by benevolence, that he divided and appeal from its decision, to a his last guinea with an object whom tribunal of more liberal inquiry, he thought stood in greater need where the rigour of severe justice of it than himself. But this was is sweetly tempered with mercy. not all. The person to whom hę The court, of which we are now was thus charitable, had been his speaking, is not so arbitrary as the greatest possible enemy. She had former.
She had former. It considers itself obligpersecuted him in his misfortunes, ed to conform its judgments ta and was a perjured witness against the laws which it has adopted for him, when on trial for a capital its own regulation, viz. REASON offence, Let us see, respecting and SENTIMENT. We will now this action, the variance between suppose Savage at the bar, the adthe judgment of the world, and vocates on both sides to have finthat of the mind, under the con- ifhed their pleadings, and the trol of those laws which I have court delivering their judgment. just explained. The former, af “ You, Richard Savage, of the ter making a sagacious calculation age of legal discretion, this court of the value of a guinea, and the of appeal do honourably acquit of many profitable purposes to which any THOUGHTLESSNESS, WEAKit may be appropriated ; after a NESS, SPIRITLESSNESS, FOOLISHmost elaborate investigation of the
CONTEMPTIBILITY, woman's crime, and the poor which the court from which you claim which the had to the com have appealed, adjudge you guilty pallion of him whom she had in- of. And, having thoroughly conjured ; after considering the pove fidered the action for which you erty of the donor, and how little are now on trial ; and having, ta he could afford to relieve the dif- the best of our ability, applied to tresses even of the most worthy it those laws, by which we profess object ; would gravely pronounce to be directed ; do, in our wis. the following fentence : “ You, dom, adjudge, ist. That “the Richard Savage, having arrived at parting with the means of your years of legal discretion, ought to own relief, for the relief of an ob. know better than to part with the jeçt,” more necessitous than your : means of your own relief, for the self, was an IMPRUDENT," but relief of others. For this, we ad not a THOUGHTLESS," action. judge you THOUGHTLESS and im. And, for this, we pronounce you In the second place, CHARITABLE.
2d. That the you did wrong in giving charity giving charity to one who had to one, who had been your ene been your enemy," was not a my. For this, we adjudge you “ WEAK,” nor a SPIRITLESS, WEAK and SPIRITLESS. But, but a NOBLE, action. And, for most of all, you did wrong in aid. this, we pronounce you MAGNANO ing the necessities of a wretch, who IMOUS. 3d. That “aiding the had forfeited all claim to pity, by necessities of a wretch who had committing an atrocious crime. committed an atrocious crime,” And for this we adjudge you
was not a “ FOOLISH," nor a FOOLISH and CONTEMPTIELE.' COMTEMPTIBLE,” "but a CHRIS
And, for fer a trial by the latter, where his this, we pronounce you God- selfishness will find a fanctuary, LIKE !
and his hardiness applaufe. He, My readers will readily per- who would wish to be substantial. ceive how much better chance á ly happy, must act with a reference clever fellow has of being acquit- to the former. He, who would ted in the court of conscience, desire to be an accomplished sharpthan in the court from which it er, must look up with veneration receives appeals.
The reason of to the latter. In the one case, all which is, that the former is our conduct will be the result of guided by pure and generous prin- principles well established, and of ciples, and that the latter is con- reason, polished and refined by the trolled by the meanest and most softness of passion, and the liveliignominious precepts that ever ness of fancy. We need not go were adhered to. In one tribu. abroad for amusement or advice. nal a SHYLOCK presides, with his Our minds will afford a rich supscales balanced, and his knife fharp ply of both. The exercise of our for execution. 'Tis here that the reason will instruct us, the indulpenalty is demanded-----the bond gence of our passions will mould will not satisfy. In the other a us to a becoming tenderness, and Portia fills the chair, who en the frolicks of our fancy will give forces the virtue of humanity, in us delight. He, who could be a style of eloquence that is truly unhappy with these resources, is impressive. In the former, hon a miracle ; but, without them, we our, virtue, and truth are regard- are the sport of every vicisitude, ed----in the latter, avarice and and are mere tenants at the will of knavery are patronized. A vil
A vil- fortune. lain, therefore, will always pre
JUNIUS:--CONCLUDED. “WHEN the Editor in quef- challenge, but with certainty of tion declares, that he defies the success---I mean my own brother, writer in The True Briton, or any who had several letters from Mr. other man, to shew him any other Boyd, which were inserted in The letters of Mr. Boyd in The Pub- Public Advertiser, the mere pelic Advertiser, in the same years rusal of which would shew that Mr. of those of Junius, except one to Boyd's composition, though tolSir Fletcher Norton, which will erably adapted to winter wear, not be found inferior in strength like a frieze home-spun great-coat, and elegance of diction to the most is not to be compared to the sufinished production of Junius's perfine broadcloth of Junius, manpen,' I would humbly hint to him, ufactured from the best Spanish that he hurls too bold a defiance, wool, and equally ornamental and and risques more than he imagines serviceable in all seasons. There is one man living, who “ I do not mean to infinuate, could not only directly meet his because do not believe, that