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srote it, had a savage heart, for some From "Memoirs of Richard Cumber. of his attacks are execrable ; he was a land” we extract the following lu. hypocrite, for he disavows private mo. dicrous description of the person and tires, and makes pretensions to a pa- manners of Soame Jenyns. In sinil. triotic spirit. I can perfectly call to ing at his portrait, we shall not all mind the general effect of his letters, abate the high respect we feel for and am of opinion that his malice over. the author of the dissertation on the shot its mark. Let the anonymous de. internal evidences of the Christian farner be as successful as he may, it is religion. but an unenviable triumph, a mean and cowardly gratification, which his dread

A DISAGREEMENT about a name of a discovery forbids him to avow.

or a date will mar the best story, that Ibid.

was ever put together. Sir Joshua

Reynolds luckily couid not bear an inSTERNE.

terrupter of this sort ; Johnson would As for Tristram Shandy, whose many not herr, or if he heard him, would not plagiarisms are now detected, his want heed him ; Soame Jenyns heard him, of delicacy is unpardonable, and his heedel him, set him right, and took up tricks have too much of frivolity and his tale, where he had left it, without buffoonery in them to pass upon the any diminution of its humor, adding reader ; but his real onerit lies not only only a few more twists to his snuff-box, in his general conception of character, a few more taps upon the lid of it, with Lut in the address, with which he marks a preparatory grunt or two, the invari. them out by those minute, yet striking, able forerunners of the amenity, that touches of his pencil, that make his was at the beels of them. He was the descriptions pictures, and his picture's man, who bore luis.paut in all societies Efe : in the pathetic he excels, as his with the maost even temper and undis. story of Lefevre witnesses, but he turbed hilarity of all the good come secms to have mistaken his powers, and panions, whom I ever knew. He came capriciously to have misapplied his into your house at the very moment genius.

Ibid. you had put upon you card; he dress

ed himself to do your party honor in

all the colors of the jay; his lace inBURKE. -- I conceive there is not to be found in his coat had faithfully retained its cut

deed had long since lost its lustre, but all the writings of my day, perhaps I since the days, when gentlemen emmay say not in the English language, so broidered, figured velvets with short brilliant a chuster of fine and beautiful sleeves, boot cuffs, and buckram skirts ; passages in the declamatory style, as

as nature had cast him in the exact we are presented with in Edmund mould of an ill-made pair of stiff stays, Burke's 'inimitable tract upon the he followed her close in the fashion of French Revolution. It is most highly his coat, that it was doubted if he did colored and most richly ornamented ; not wear them : because he had a probut there is elegance in its splendor, tubcrant wen just under his pole, he and dignity in its magnificence. The wore a wig, that did not cover above orator demands attention in a loud and half his head. His cyes were protrudJosty tone ; but his voice never loses its ed like the eyes of the lobster, who melody, nor his periods their gweetness. wears them at the end of his feelers, When he has roused us with the thun- and yet there was room between one der of his eloquence, he can at once, of these and his nose for another wen Timotheus-like, choose a melancholy that added nothing to his beauty; yet theme, and melt us into pity: there is I heard this good man very innocently grace in his anger : for he can inveigh remark, when Gibbon published his without vulgarity; he can modulate the history, that he wondered any body se strongest bursts of passion ; for even in ugly could write a book. his madness there is music.

Such was the exterior of a man, who Ibid.

was the charm of the circle, and gave

a zest to every company he came into ; People of merit lose nothing by being his pleasantry was of a sort peculiar to known. Daylight or dark, a diamond himself; it harmonized with every will sparkle.

thing, it was like the bread to our dini

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mer; you did not perhaps make it the connexion--recently published in one wbole, or principal part of your meal, octavo volume. We have perused this but it was an admirable and wholesome work with uniform satisfaction.

Its auxiliary to your other viands. Soame writer speaks ot' biinself and his friends Jenyns told you no long stories, engros. in a style which has all the fascination sed not much of your attention, and of a novelist's narrative while we are was not angry with those that did ; his constrained by internal evidence to be. thoughts were original, and were apt lieve every syllable of the relation. He to have a very wbimsical affinity to the intro:luces us to his contemporaries and para lox in them : he wrote verses upon we imagine we are in their company ; dancing, and prose upon the origin of he pourtrays their character and we evil, yet he was a very indifferent me- subscribe to his correctness; he criti. taphysician and a worse dancer; ill na cises his own writings and we cannot ture and personality, with the single dispute his judgment. Some extracts exception of his lines upon Johnson, are this day laid before our readers, I never heard fall from lris lips ; those but we recommend the whole work to fines I hare forgotten, though I believe their attentive perusal. The mechar.. I was the first person to whom he re. ical execution of the book, is neat, but cited them ; they were very bad, but we are constrained to remark that many he had been told that Johnson ridiculed typographical errors are discoverable, his metaphysics, and some of us had a fault but too prominent in most Amc. just then been making extemporary rican editions. epitaphs upon each other : though his wit was harmless, yet the general cast

Wright, Goodenow Stockwell, of of it was ironical; there was a terse. Troy, N. Y. intend shortly to publish negg in his repartees, that had a play of

" The first American Edition of Hudiwords as well as of thought, as when bras ; a poein which has insured imspeaking of the difference between lay- mortality to the name of Samuel Butler, ing out money upon land, or purchasing although the subject of his satires into the funds, he said, “One was prin. should only survive in his own work. cipal without interest, and the other Proposals are issued by 0. Penniman interest without principal.” Certain it & Co. of the same village, and J. Riley, is he had a brevity of expression, that & Co. of New York, for publishing by nerer hung upon the ear, and yon felt subscription, "Letters to a young Lady," the point in the very moment that he in which the duties and character of made the push. It was rather to be women are considered chicfly with re. lamented that his lady Mrs. Jenyns had ference to prevailing opinions.-By so great a respect for his good savings, Mrs. West, author of “Letters to a and so impertect a recollection of them, Young Man." This writer has obtainfor though she always prefaeed her re-ed deserveil celebrity. citals of them with as Mr. Yenyns “The Secret History of the Court says-- it was not always what Mr. Jenyns and Cabinet of St. Cloul” has been resaid, and never, I am apt to think, as published in Philadelphia, by J. Watts, Mr. Jenyns said; but she was an ex- land is now offered for sale in this town. cellent old lady, and twirled her fan in a late niimber of the Riga Literary with as much mechanical address as Journal it is stated that the Emperor of her ingenious husband twirled his Russia has ordered this work to be snuff-box.

translated into the Russian and Polish

languages. LITERARY Notices. Brisban and Brannan of New York

Errata in our last number. have made a valuable addition to the Toward the close of remarks on Mr. Catalogue of Ainerican puhtications in Channing's Oration, for "MINERVA may the Memoirs of Richard Cumberland, be the gentleman's household gol,". written by himself, containing an AC- reád, MINERVA mar be the gentle. count of his Life and Writings, inter- mau's household goddess; and in the spersed with Anecdotes and Characters next period for "giving up the papers of several of the most distinguished under his charge," read, giving up the persons of his time, with whom he liad Ipapers under her charge.

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Sentences, easy, and concise,

Which from their truth obtain their rise, THE CHOICE.

And thro' this continental nation

Form half the common conversation.) A AHAPSODY.

For as the proverb (Dormer-oh!

If this should reach the shades below, CONTINUED.'

And in that language be translatod, THREE ladies, they are not the graces, Nor say slie is æ vulgar muse

Let not thy ghost be irritated,
Hbo dwellin groves & hallow`sl places.
Vor are the three, who in dispute

Who such proverbial sayings use.)
On lua for the golden fruit

For as the proverb does declare Before a man were naked seen,

“ Faint heart' ne'er won a lady fair," The lovely ladies that I mean.

No longer wait, but with submission Three ladies crown'd with. lasting youth,

Prefer to FORTUNE your petition.
Digression, Fancy and plain Truth. O Fortune, if I ever pray'd,
To these fair ladies doth belong,

Before for thy maternal aid,
The part of muse to aid the song. In justice, ma'am, you ought allow
Bs you inspir'd I sing-to'you Thy suppliant's petition now;
The praise, if any, shall be due. And if you'll give me wirat I krant,
But chiefly thou, Digression--pray

I'll name as fast as you can grant.
Corne thou along, and grace the lay.

First, if I had a coach and pair As on a pleasant clay-some swain To drive to town, or take the air, When rambling o'er the beaten plain, And all the needful small attendants, And with the flowery country struck That's requisite to independence, Strikes from the common path to pluck I think sincerely 'twould assuage The flowers just opening into day,

My tears and sighs for equipage.. The cowslip and the villet gay.

Next, madam, if you're fond of giving, Hal to the happy Lund, where grows 111 point you out my way of living, The lilly, and the blushing rose,

I choose a competent estate, May'st thou be erei free from curses Full as magnificent and great, That decks vitli fiowers, both fields and As your stock and ability

Can spare to such a wight as I.-' The next let airy Fancy rise,

My mansion built on rising ground

Commands the beautcous Known by no rules, exempt froin ties.


round. Come Fancy in thy milk-white robe, Who in an instant from this globe,

Where landscapes vari'gated rise, Can take a journey to the moon,

To grace my ville and please the eyes. As swift as eagle or balloon

Behind the house, my garden plac'd Faney, all.conquering and puissant,

With every necessary grac'd,


As well as things to please the taste, S Makes up where Truth may be deficient, Philosophers, (from Aristotle

As pleasant groves and shad'wy bowers To me when scated with my bottle)

And spouting founts & smiling flowers, Do pot in their opinion vary,

Better if near my garden stood, That Truth is sometimes necessary.

A murmuring stream and rising wood;

For in the solitary grove Since all have an undoubted right

Th’ Aonian virgins love to rove. (No matter how they all came by't)

But if the ladies can't attend, To wish for things which they indeed

I'd take a ramble with a friend-Affirm they absolutely need,

Ideal ladies gone I would Tho' few can with an honest voice

Walk out with those of fiesh and blood. Affirin they ever had their CHOICE.

I might be thought devoid of taste I've as good riglit to revish--'tis true


If on my farm I had not plac'd, Poets lave nothing else to do

!! Beside the rills and groves and grottos, Tho' it come unexpected

Statues, urns, obelisks and anottos. To Fortune only need apply. In as the proverb, (proverbs are As every mortal will declare

17V? 1é? To be continued.


For the Emerald.


The following lines are said to be from SONG.

the muse of SHAKESPEARE. There To Laura.

is in them much of the tenderness

and simplicity which distinguish bis O be no longer standing,

ballads. -— Monthly Register. In doubt to choose a part, See little loves demanding,

WOULD you be taught, ye feather's

throng, A station in your heart.

In love's sweet notes to grace your song i Then be no more refining

To charm the heart in thrilling lay,
Your system of despair,

Listen to Ann Hathaway,
And let no base repining
Receive a harbor there.

She hath a way to sing so clear,

Pheebus might wond'ring stoop & hear, Behold what joys surround you To melt the sad, make blithe the gay, And wait your ord'ring voice,

And nature charm Ann Hathaway.
Then cast your eye around you

She hath a way,
And make a speedy choice.

Ann hath a way.
See those of every station,
So merry, blithe and glad, When envy's tongue, and rancor's tooth,

Do soil and bite fair worth and truth , Shall joy pervade the nation

And merit to distress betray,
And yet the queen be sad ?

To sooth the soul Ann hath a way.
Then let your heart be mended,

She hath a way to chase despair, And hold this maxim just, To heal all grief, to cure all care, That Care was not intended

Turn foulest night to fairest day, [way. To lay us in the dust :

Thou knowest, fond heart, Ann hath For when the summer showers

She hath a way,
Hare beat upon the plain,

Ann hath a way.
The little laughing flowers

Talk not of gems the orient list,
Lift up their heads again,

The diamond, topaz, amethyst,
The emerald mild, the ruby gay,

Talk of my gem Ann Hathaway.
For the Emerald.

She hath a way with her bright eye,
Their various lustre to defy,

The jewel she, and the foil they
When thy lovers are pressing around, So sweet to look Ann Hathaway.

She hath a way, To please theo with treacherous wiles;

Ann hath a way. I admit that you never may wound, But to my fancy were it given, But do not repay them with smiles. To rate her charms I'd call it heaven;

For tho' a mortal made of clay,
Those glances on which I can live,

Angels might love Ann Hathaway,
Do not to my rivals impart;
Each smile, that to others you give,

She hath a way so to control,
Is a dagger that goes to my heart.

To rapture the imprison'd soul,
And love and truth so to display,
That to be heaven Ann hath a way

She hath & way;

Ann hath a way,
For the Emerald


Scotland, thy weather's like a modish My Love possesses every charm,

wife! For she is frank and kind,

Thy winds and rains forever ate at strife: Fair Venus hush'd each false alarm So termagant a while her thunder tries, And bade her speak her mind :

And when she can no longer scold-she Raising softer wishes there,

cries. *Than I ever durst declare.


No. 70, State-Street... Baston.





No. 14.

Boston, Saturday, August 2, 1806.



ship utterly exterminated from creation, than encounter her frown. It alone can strike them with hora ror. A look from the modest man

will often awe and appal the rich THE WANDERER,

in impudence, and the impudent in NO. XXXIX.


There is modesty, says some IMPUDENCE.

one ; there is assurance; and there

is modest assurance. The last is We live in a brazen age. Coun the golden mean, at which all men terfeits only pass current. The should strike. The reason why so dese metal, impudence, constitutes many go beyond it seems to be the Wealth.

opinion they entertain, that of itself “Where ignorance is bliss," it it is hardly sufficient to constitute has very fairly been said, it is “ fol- that bustling quality so essential to ly to be wise;" and by parity of the conduct and character of men of Teasoning, where impudence is business. Few at this day will take wealth, the effrontery of madness is by the hand retiring merit, to lead to be modest.

him from poverty to mediocrity, or Come then, unblushing impu. from mediocrity to affluence, or dence, brow beat me into fortune ! even so much as put him in the And thou, tremulous madam, who, way to attain otium cum dignitate. with thy veil rent, wouldst shrink There must be energy to propel from the glance, retire where the from within, Society is a crowd. rudeness of a single eye will not Each one must press forward or he disturb thee, into the hovels of is sure to fall back. To keep the penury and contempt. There the same place is impossible. There clod may pillow thy troubles and is no respect of persons. More thou wouldst soon chill into wel than modest assurance may be here come insensibility, but for the glow requisite. If so, however, it should of indignation. Blush for the still be confined exclusively to matworld, if thou wilt, but blush in se- ters of business. cret. If wealth will not bribe thee

But BRONZAGO carries it further. to smile upon rudeness, but, like In the most polite circles he will Cato, thou wilt still be free ; like enter into conversation with a lady, CATO, retreat and expire.

with as little ceremony as on It would be for the comfort of 'Change with a merchant; and has many rude sons of wealth, if mod-actually been known to compliment esty would obey these directions. one of our most refined belles with They would rather have her ladyaithe same abrupt onset, with which VOL. 1.]


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