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which you have expressed your. on the rack, for though the naturi felf on a subject so closely interwo- ally fufpected her brother's jealouven with my peace of mind; you fy of being the cause of Lionel's have eafed

my heart of its burthen, abfence, yet she could not account and I shall ever be most grateful for his filence towards herself-in. you for it:''

any other way than by fuppofing Sir," replied the Peer, “there that Louisa had' totally drawn off is more than enough said on the his affections from her, and this fubject ;. I dare say my son will was agany not to be supported ; survive his disappointment.” “I day after day paffed in anxious dare fay he will,” faid Sir Paul; expectation of a letter to explain “ I cannot doubt the success of this cruel neglect, but none came ; Mr. Lionel's attentions; I have all communication with the whole only to hope he will direct them family of Lord Mortimer was at a to some other object.”

stop ; no intelligence could be obLord Mortimer now. muttered tained from that quarter, and to fomething, , which Sir Paul did not all such inquiries as the ventured hear, nor perhaps attend to, and to try upon her brother, he an. took a hatty leave. When it is swered to drily, that she could explained to the reader, that Miss gather pothing from him. In the Rachel had never, even in the mean time, as he became hourly moft distant manner, hinted the better reconciled to Louisa, lo he situation of her heart to her broth grew more and more cool to the er, on the contrary had industri. miserable Rachel, who now too ously concealed it from him, this late discovered the fatal consequenmalentendu will not appear out of cés, of interfering between them, nature and probability. Lionel, and heartily reproached herself for whofe little gallantries with Lou- her officiousness in aggravating his ild had not gone far enough feri. jealouły. oufly to engage his heart, was fuf While he was tornienting herficiently tired of his mercenary at felf with these reflections, and -tachment to Miss Rachel; fo that when Louisa seemed to have for. he patiently submitted to his dif- gotten that ever such a person as miffion, and readily obeyed his Lionel éxifted, a report was cirfather's. conimands by a total dis culated that he was about to be continuance of his visits to Sir married to a certain lady of great Pau!... To the ladies of the fami fortune, and that he had gone up ly this behaviour: appeared alto

with Lord Mortimer to town for gether mysterious' ; Sir Paul kept that purpose. There wanted only the secret to himself, and watched this blow to make Rachel's agoLouisa, very narrowly; when he nies complete ; in a state of mind found she took no other notice of little short of frenzy, she betook Lionel's neglect, than by slightly herself to her chamber, and there remarking that the supposed he shutting herself up the gave vent to was more agreeably engaged, he her pallion in a letter fully charged -began to dismiss his jealoufy and with complaints and reproaches, regain his spiritse

which the committed to a trusty It was far otherwise with the meslenger with strict injunctions to unhappy Rachel; her heart was deliver it into Lionel's own hand,


and return with his answer. This the report you have heard, and incommission was faithfully perform- form you that my marriage took ed, and the following is the an- place this very morning, you will swer the received in return : pardon me if I only add that

« I have the honour to be, " MADAM,

Madam, "I AM no less astonished than

6. Your inost obedient and affected by your letter : If your

most humble servant, brother has not long since inforni

66 LIONEL MORTIMER." ed you of his conference with my father and the result of it, he has Every hope being extinguished acted as unjustly by you as he has by the receipt of this letter, the by Lord Mortimer and myself. disconsolate Rachel became hence When

my father waited upon Sir forth one of the most miserable of Paul for the express purpose of human beings. After venting a making known to him the hopes I torrent of rage against her brother, had the ambition to entertain of turned her back upon his house rendering myself acceptable to you for ever, and undetermined where upon a propofal of marriage, he to fix, while at intervals The can received at once fo short and pe- Scarce be said to be in possession remptory a dismission on my be of her senses, she is ftiff wanderhalf, that, painful as it was to my ing from place to place in fearch feelings, I had no part to act but of that repose, which is not to be silently to submit, and withdraw found, and wherever she goes exmyself from a family, where I was hibits a melancholy spectacle of so unacceptable an intruder. disappointed envy and self-tor

" When I confirm the truth of menting spleen.



[Concluded from our last.] THE thoughts of. Ivajrington, especially for those who have no like his person, disdained the gau- talents to boalt, beyond those for dy ornaments of false taste--the “imitation, and feem moft emulous. favourite toys of little minds. ta excel in copying the worst exClothed in a diction, simple, ele- amples. Could the numerous pogant, and corre&, they displayed litical essayists, of this description, their own symmetry, and bespoke , be perfuaded to keep before their their origin from an intellest, vij- eyes the model we now contemorous and pure. The manner, plate, if they effected no good purthough it claims but fubordinate pafe, they would do little harm, praife, affords as unexceptionable and society and language would a model as any we recognise a- enjoy.much more repose. But it mong the writers of our country: is principally the matter of his always chaite and candid, it is writings that deserves the higheit highly recommendable as such, encomium, and demands a tribute


infinitely beyond our feeble abili. the only competition feems to be, ties to beltow; a tribute, which which is the best comment on the can be cancelled only by the grate- other. Viewed as a perfect whole, ful admiration of latest posterity. or în detached parts, both afford Of Washington we may fay, his ample matter for imitation, inpen, like his sword, was devoted ftruction, and admiration. Our to the best interest of his country, limits will not permit us to de. and wielded only in the cause of scend to particulars. It is, howhumanity. It was never made ever, a duty we owe to ourselves, fubfervient to the invidious diffen. to give the signature of approbafions of party, or the vile purposes tion to the records of our country's of personal revenge. When he fame į and in these wayward wrote, his subject was before him, ţimes, when the mind of man is and every part was treated with disposed to neglect its best nutriclearness and precision. In all ment and seize its bane with avidhis communication, he discovers ity, it is a duty we owe the pubneither profuseness of words, nor lic, to recommend the perusal and barrenpels of thought.

reperufal of those writings, which When we survey the writings fhow the dignity of virtue and the and the adions of this great man, consistency of principle. we find authing to cenfure ; and

COMMON SENSE IN DISHABILLE. No. XL. DR. Franklin, if my memory perplexed and expensive route, viâ serves mę, has observed, thạt, “ It stage and press. The induction is calier to pick up a pin than to was, that he was a man of sense, make one." I know, by expe- ergo, the offspring of his brain is rience, that it requires less labour entitled to the rights of hospitalto pick up an essay than to write ity. But as we are prone to run one.

Walking the street, the wide from truth as we are drawn other day, as I sometimes do in from our premises by the subtle quest of thoughts, or materials for thread of ratiocination, I am so, them, I accidentally cast my eye far from being tepacious of my on a manuscript fragment, which conclusion, that I shall recommend appears to have been intended for the perusal of the fragment to the part of a play. I immediately idle only, cautioning the reader concluded, that the author was whose time is of any worth, if he one of those unfortunate perfons, proceed further, not to charge its whose ill-fated moments had been loss to my account. subservient to the teazings of the Thespian Mufe, and that his ob “ SCENE, A GARRET, fervations had dictated to him the - an Author and--a Shoppropriety of committing his works

keeper.” to the mercy of the public, by a (Fied part of the Dialogue illegible.) headlong descent from his garret “ Author.

* BY heavwindow, in preference to the more ens, Sir, I will not. 'Tis a fair


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May-day, and yet the icicles are “ MEMORANDUM. gathering round your heart, or “ Ladies called at shop this you would never break friendship day, for patterns for gowns, 27 with the fex for such trifles. The Do. who first looked round the fun beams his most cheering smiles . faop, then inquired for what the carth is dressed in her gayeft they knew was not there attire ; but you would not allow courtefied complaisantly, and her fairelt tenant to select those went off with kind looks,

31 ornaments, that please her fancy, N.B. I have the reputation of and make the fair still fairer.

doing well in business, am unShopkeeper. I am willing thefe unmarried, not to say handfair idlers should rival May itself fome they are single, and have in their apparel. But to be eter

bargains to make. nally choosing, without ever mak. Do. to look at goods of various ing a choice, and running into ev kinds

42 ery Mop in town, to show them Of these, the greater part felves, under the pretence of see. turned over and examined ing one's goods this is beyond mullins, Glks, &c, and made all sufferance. Why, if the carth their bands very confpicuous should follow the example of some -they were delicate. Seva of her fickle daughters, instead eral very studiously concealed of making up her spring dress theirs--they bore the disa without ado, and jogging on about graceful marks of industry. A her daily business, he must take number stooped gently over half a dozen trips through the the counter, for a nearer furmilky way, call at every planet to vey of goods

they had fair fee which kept the best fancy bosoms. store, and come back in the fall Sum total of female customers with nothing but a budget of pat. this day,"

100 terns and faded nosegays, instead Bought by the whole, 1 fanof the ripened fruits of her more profit

3 cents. rational employment.--Here, to Trouble equal to taking an acconvince


how much we suffer count of stock. by these bufy idlers, called fhop- Ņ, B. The greater part of the haunters, or pattern-mongers, ex above customers repeat a simiamine this; and as you sometimes

, lar routine of bufiness each 'fair chastife folly, judge if this does, day. not deserve the rod. [Exit, leav

", Shopkeeper. ing a memorandum.]

A true statement. Attelt, « Author. [Solus.] I like my

Clerk. case too well, to be dragooned in- «-, May, to an unprovoked war, especially with those, who are trained up in « The ftatement may be just. the art of making conquets. But my friend's conclusions are However, with an inclination to · crooked. At any rate, I will put the fairest construction on ev not send my folly into the world ery thing that relates to the fair, a companion for his ill-hụmour. I will peruse the

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customers must give themselves as added in this scene, and probably much trouble to show their fancy. did, a more weighty argument in ware, as he to how his. Though favour of that cials of ladies whom not profitable, 'tis a pleasing ex. the ill-natured shopkeeper calls . change of kind offices, and such "shop-haunters,or “ pattern-mon , as would leave the balance of gers.

Trades will multiply as pleasure on his fide, unless his Lociety advances in improvement; eyes were fixed in a stoic's head." and it is an old maxim, that " all

trades must live." This of shop

ping is certainly one of the moft “ Hic multa defunt."

growing in our sea-ports, and finds Neither the catastrophe nor employment for a great number, moral to the piece can be gather who have no other visible means ed from this fragment. The gal. of livelihood. lant author, however, might have



THE E A GI E. No. VI. IT is neither within the scope of other. The history of our counmy design, consistent with my av try adds weight to the truth of the ocations, nor would it be enter- ' proposition. The germ of Ameritaining to my readers, to enter in can génius sprung up with her loto minute details, or to give a dependence, with the tree of libcritical review of the noft,cele- erty it has spread its flourishing brated American productions. It branches, which thow the luxuri. will not however be improper to ance of the soil. If in its first fruits fall to mind some of the first rank. there have been many windfalls, Nothing can tend more to create much has come to early maturity, and strengthen a love of country, and afforded a rich repalt; and than a sente of its excellence., No we have every indication of a one is proud of his connexion with plentiful harvest. Itupidity and ignorance. When Scarce dawned the revolution, we are told by some of high rank ere Trumbull phone, in all the rain the Republic of Letters, that diance of Genius, the bright mornwe have but few readers, and ing star of his coụntry's glory. those tasteless ; ftill fower writers, Americans were transported with and that small number, dull, and his fascinating numbers, and Eu. infipid ; such perfons remind me rope has seconded their admiraof the churlith pedagogue, who tion.

tion. The Conquest of Canaan, cultivates the germ of genius, un an Epic Poem, by the now Dr. der the smart of the ferule, and Dwight, President of Yale Colinfpires ambition, by the whip and lege, foon fucceeded. A work the rod.

which proves, that, like the favor. No mazim is better established, ed hero and nation, which he celethan that, liberty and learning brated, we had then emerged Hourish together. They are mu from Egyptian darkness, had proJual protectors and patrons of each greffod through the wilderness,


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