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Stri&ures from Focatoir's Groidgilge fax Chéarla, war against the Samians. The other ners, yet by her artifice and varnishing war was that of Megara, which gave eloquence, joined with a low cunning rise the Peloponesian, wherein of his own, he rose to the higheft of Athens was brought to the very brink fices of Athens; but as he thone by of destruction. In this Afpafia liad a her rays, so, on her decease, he fell principal hand, but without any such under a total eclipfe. laudable motive as in the former. History has preserved a stroke of Some Athenian bloods of quality went Aspasia's eloquence, near a-kin to the to Megara, and, in a drunken frolic, Socratic style. Xenophon's (pouse was brought away, by compulsion, a fa- deeply tainted with envy, and coveted inous courtezan. The Megarians, in the enjoyments of others.' One day, retaliation, carried off, with as little Alpalia lays to her: If your neigh. ceremony, two nymphs from Aspasia's bour's house was better built, and mew; hereupon Pericles, to gratify more finely furnished than your own his provoked spouse, procured a vote you would be for having it—to be sure for declaring war against the Meguri -On seeing another woman with ans; in which, betides its long dura- finer clothes and ornaments, you would tion of twenty-two years, the greater with them ap you--most certainly part of the Grecian states became en So, were her husband handlomer, gaged. Thus, says Aristophanes, three richer, and more vigorous than your's, whores set all Greece together by the you'would be glad to inake an ex

change-here Xenophon's wife only After the death of Pericles, Afpafia, blushed. Thus Sociates used, by apwith all her endowments, could admit posite queltions, to gravel his oppo. into her breast an infatuation for one nents, or bring them over to his aiin. Lyficles, a kind of grazier, and quite Dictionaire des Femmes cérébres. a'rulic in bris depcrtment and man

cars.

Remarkable Ship built at HAVRE DE GRACE. A

BOUT the year 1538, a ship of for the East-India trade; but, after 2000 tons, called La Grande Fran.

taking up two tides, with much labour çoise, was built at Havre de Grace; and difficulty, in getting to the peerits cables were in thickness at least head, the officers of the navy were obequal to the body of a corpulent man. liged to pull it down, and many houses In it was a tennis court, and it had were built of the materials.- Journal du likewife a wind-mill. It was defigned Marquis de Courtenvaux.

STRICTURES from Focatorr's Groidgilge fax Chéarta, or an Irish

Englith Dictionary.
HE ofil Irish, who are thought to and on the pure morality, not only

in Celts, had been pofleired of Albion, times of Paganism. .the first name of the island of Britain, Such doctrine and practice of the several ages before the Britons, ances- Irish Druids, are concluded to be real tors of the Gauls : This appears, facts, from the names or terms examong other proofs, from the striking preffive of all the duties and moral affinity between numberless words of virtues, being in the old liidrlanguage, the Trit Celtic dialect, and thole of before Christianity was even known in the Latin and Greek, fignifying the Ireland. This argument farther consanje objects. Here follow some re- firms the testimony of Arifotle and Hections on the Druids of the Celtic Diogenes Laërtius, concerning the comGad!s who first removed into Ireland, prehentive knowledge of the Druids,

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An humble Imitation of the Imitations of Yorick. which teftimony is thus mentioned by the Irish tongue, for the first of May, an English writer: Philofophos Gallicos, is la Bealtine, which literally signifies Græcis Philofophis, priores exiftimant the day of Belus's fire; and that for the nonnulli Greci Scriptores, ut Ariftoteles, month of May is mi or mias ra Béal, apud Diogenem Laërtium, qui, non a tine. Through these religious fires the Gracis ad Gallos Philofophiam devenisse, Druids caused all beasts to pass, and a sed a Gallis ad Græcos prodiise, feriptum custom still fúbfisting among the coun: reliquit. Godvin. in Cæfar, de bel. try people in Ireland fhews, that boys, Gail. lib. 6.

who could leap fo‘as not to be burned, The ancient Irish Draids worhipped went through the like dangerous ce. the sun, under the name of Belor, remony; which, as we read in the Beal, or Belus 28 did the Assyrians, book of the Kings, obtained likewise Chaldeans, and Phænicians; a name anong the Philistines, and apoftate fignifying Dominus or Dominator, and Israelites. That the ancient Irith wororiginally that of the real God; and shippad Belus farther appears from when those nations had prostituted that Bebrain, the only known word they facred name to the fun, whom they have ever had to signify the year. It worshipped as the greatest of their dei- is a compound literally indicating ties, the Lord forbad the 'Ifraelites Belus's great orbit or circle. Ain, in calling him by the name of Baal, Celtic Irish, fignifies a great circle, and Hofhea, xi. 16. The Irith Druids uted, linne a little circle, annulus. From on the first of May, and the summer this Celtic word Ain has been forined folstice, to kindle large fires all over the Latin word Annus, concerning which the country, in honour of Beal, or the Varro fays, ut parvi circuli annuli, fic fun, and to this day the only word in magni dicebantur anni.

AN

An humble IMITATION of the. Imitations of YORICK.
The JOURNEY.

stepped in without speaking a word, ND as I was standing in the center and placed myself by the lide of the

of the great bow-window on the young woman, who sat in a direct line top of the stair-case, a sudden thought oppolite to the old one. came into iny head -It was, to set THE CHAPTER OF CURIOSITY. out on a journey.

THE first five minutes that five peo. Resolved,

ple find themselves in a Stage-coach, So I immediately went to

their countenances generally display a The STAGE-Coacii.

variety of expressions.-Every one is WHEN a man has a mind to go in- anxious to know who they are that are to a Stage-coach, there are two ways to be the con.panions of liis journey, of effecting it—the one is, to enter at and holds a soliloquy by quettion and the right door--the other to enter at anfwer, in which he clears all difficulthe left. Now it is a man's business, ties, and fixes the thing in his own to study which of these two ways is mind. So that, what between looking most convenient.,

from right to left from this corner to THE EXAMINATION.

-tbat corner from the one side to the SO I went to the door on the right other there is generally as much bufia fide of the machine, and looked in. nejs in the Stage-coach, for the time, Two men sat there, whose features as if it were a Secretary of States of were hard and uncomfortable.

fice. They have bad phyfiognomies, said

THE SOLILOQUY. I to myself, and will not do.' So I I like not (faid I to myself, knotting went to

my arins into a cynic texture, and THE OTHER SIDE.

looking very grave) I like not yon THE prvspect here was inore favour. overhanging eyebrow that frowns in able. They were two womens faces the face of the man in the corner on the one old, and the other young. I

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An humble Imitation of the Imitations of Porick. the right hand like not yon

" Nor will this do," said I to mye gloomy

relf. “ Peace! (faid something within me) THE CONJECTURES. -I believe it was Humanity) " Peace! NOW would I give a great deal to perhaps lie frowns on Fortune." know what's the matter with her, and

Very like (replied to Humanity) what the business is that affects this but 'tis much more like that Fortune girl. frowns on hin If that is the case Perhaps it may be occasioned by the (and that it is, I believe with all my old woman who sits oppolite to her foul) he's not in Fortune's debt-he's Or perhaps the inay be in love. is not obliged to her two-pence.

Or perhaps she is lest destitute in the THE INTERRUPTION, world, without a friend to chear her BUT this affair bruke off in the sorrows. middle: Crack-.--crack-.- crack .. Thus reasoned my Lady Curiosity ; went the Coachman's lash, as he drove but the foon met with away from the Inn-gate, and broke my

A CHECK. feverie oft in the middle.

WHAT can be the oneaning: (said
THE HEIGHно!

Dame Reason) that you are lo soliciCRACK -- crack --crack---went the tous about the matter? What concern Coachman's lath again. -and Heiglı- is it of your's, to trouble yourself about ho!---heigh-ho!-heigh-ho !-said the the young woman's forrows, or why young woman on my left hand. She the is silent? Will you never leave answered every crack with a heigh-ho prying into the affairs of others, and

and had the Coachman cracked till adding to all the anxieties of life that Doomfd.iy, believe me would have most ridiculous one for the knowledge given him a heigh-ho for every one of of other people's business ? Never bethem.

lieve it poslible with such a temper to THE QUERIES. MY dear, (faid I to her, laying my

THE BILLET. four fingers upon her ivory hand, and THUS Reason fpoke, and Curiosity cree; ring closer to her) my dear, this stod checked, when the young woman heigh-ho is hut a forry ditty at the best, pulled out of her bosomi a paper folded and fet to very wreiched music. It is up in the form of a billet. true, it breathes very much of the She read it and turned pale. piano in its composition; but were it She read it a second time—and turntuned with a little more of the vivace, ea paler. methinks you might warble forth the She read it a third time--and turned sweetest modulation that ever pierced very pale. the hearing of Yorick.-It is indeed a

COMPASSION. forry dirty, my dear-I have an ear al THIS billet (laid I to inyreld is the wys open to Misery-Tell me why it deuce of a billet-it is the fountain is lo.

from whence all her forrow's flow. THE LOOK.

At length, Înatching it into her bo. SHE looked at me, and answered- fom, ile vented such a copious tricknothing. 1

ting of tears as convinced me they THE SECOND ATTEMPT. gurgled directly from the channels of THIS will not do, taid I to myself. the heart. I'll try her another way.

This was too much-and as I could Surely (continued I, addreling her, not apply any balm of comfort to al. and creeping clofer to hery thy coun- leviate her forrows, I was rejel vaid to tenance is not a kin to Sorrow-That Share them with her and burst into a facę was not made to wear the livery flood of icars. -At this tiine I believe of Grief, nor that hazel eye to be the I looked very foolish, and this occafionmother of tears. Tell me then why ed the felt of the company to burit they are engaged in lo unnatural a bų- into liners.

A Loud LAUGH: She turned her face away entirely: WHY did they laugh?

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