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sex. It is the strongest armour that wo A woman vell accomplished is as a flar men have from nature when they can ma- with five rays or as a jewel with five vanage their spirits with discretion, and go luable pearls, Devotion, Modetty, Chafa vern their affairs by sweet and peaceable tity, Discretion, and Charity; such woways: they then allonish the most con men are of an heroical composition, they fident, difarm . the ttoutest, and uiumph seem to have been moulded upon the cæover all oppositions.
lettial globe by the hands of angels, so Some writers have expreffed great aver- engaging is their deportment, so rare their fion to what constitutes, in some degree, virtues, and their price so invaluable : the character of the gayeit part of man- they are in their houses as the fun in his kind, and seem to have regarded an ex orb. He that attempts to represent their actness in the composition of a fine gar- worth, should he draw out all the diament, as a disgrace to the understanding monds which lie in the centre of the of those who wear it. In opposition to earth, he would rather find insufficiency them, I conlider elegance in dress as the in his enterprize than want of merit in characteristic of merit, and conducive the subject. to the advancement of it.
Such a woman, however bedecked with All nations have agreed to distinguish external ornaments, the beauties of mind their several ranks of inbabitants by their and person reflect agreeableness upon respective habits. In proportion to the whatever the wears, the easiness and sponmerit of particular persons, ornaments of taneous grace is displayed, and often bethis kind have been accumulated; yet comes a Inare for the ugly, who, not adhave they in themselves nothing valuable verving that they cannot iteal her beauor attracting, but derive their beauty ties with her dress, preposterously run or ridicule from their relation to the par- into it, and by a false and wrong-judged ty they are designed for. Whenever we conduct in adopting what they canot see ornaments either ill forted or prepof- become, render themselves objects of riterously glaring, we are apt to pronounce dicule, nay often of contempt. them the adornments of ignorance and
Na:ure cannot be surpassed by art, who folly; and insensibly judge the lodgings many times disdaining that the is ill furnished, where the windows and ked, by how much more the greater force doors are so daubed and inverted. It he is pressed and covered, by so much should therefore seem no difficulty to ac
the more fue riseth up and theweth hercount for oddities in dress from fingulari- self: the natural deformities of the body ties in temper, and reciprocally explain cannot be altered by fumptuous attiré, natural dispositions from a comment on
but makes it either more evident to the outside.
be seen, or more readily to be suspected. A woman well dressed, conscious of Remarkable Instances of Longevity. Ex-' being more welcome to the eyes of the
tracted from Sir William Temple's EJworld, becomes naturally so to herself,
say on Health and long Life,
lings, and very
infenarable from that of the body
as was thonoh:
change of country air and diet for that dred and twelve; whereof the womag
man in common labour, till he grew old,
: daughter of the Fitzgeralds of Drumana, it was a man who begged his bread, an! in the county of Waterford ; and marri was a hundred and twenty-four years old
, and had
saying, Gaudeant bene nati: let them re-
pass for health, the second for good hu“ I have in my life (says Sir William mour, the third for our friends, but the Temple) met with two of above a hun- fourth is for our enemies."
The following Lines were found in the Pocket-Book of the late
Lord Lovatt, after his decease.
Love with all my heart
The Hanoverian part
The Stewarts party here,
Fernandez and Ursula : A Spanish Tale. " Our fond loves are all discover'd,
Thy dear letters all are found; JARK! the midnight bell resounding
Day and night my father's fury
Makes the dismal house resound.
“ Locks, and bolts, and bars surNow beneath the pale moon's lustre, Young Fernandez, led by love,
Spies on all my ways attend;
Only one poor faithful Maiden
Pities me, and is thy friend,
They have hired dark afiassins
To obstruct thee in thy way;
Angels keep thee from their fury,
Hover round thee night and day!
“ Fly! then, fly this fatal garden! The young lover turns his eyes
Fly Ursula, death, and strife? To his dear Ursula's window
May some fairer, worthier Maiden She too long his wisn denies.
Crown with happier love thy life.
" From Seville the old Alvarez Lo! at laft, all feebly glimmering, See the welcome lamp appear!
Comes, and doth my love demand;
And to him my cruel father,
Bids me yield my heart and hand.
“ He's inex'rable, relentless,
Deaf as rocks when billows roar;
Every way I've strove to move him-
“ Take, my dear, this Agnus Dei, Thou for whom alone I live;
With it take my last adieu ;
Think upon your lov'd Ursula
When this sacred gift you view.
“ Never will I wed thy rival, “ Here for three whole nights I wan Nor a cell shall me receive; der'd,
Since I may not love Fernandez,
Poor Ursula will not live.
« Could I in thiné arms expire,
Death to me would yield delight." “ Like the star that leads the morning,
Then the bared her snowy bosom
In her frantic lover's sight.
Stay thee, say thee, fair Ursula!
Yet we may, we will be bleft." “ But alas! my lovely Lady,
But ere this a crimson fountain
Spouted from her wounded breast.
Loudly Prick'd her tender maiden, “ I have heard a rumour whisper's!,
Loud her noble parents mourn'd; That a rich old Lord is come,
Loudly thus the faithful lover
To their mournful cries return'd :
“ Faithful Lady! faithful lady ! " Heaven avert his dire intention,
Yet in death thou fali be mine; If my Lord should thus intend !
Since for me your life you've given, Speak, my Love, my Life, Ursula, Take, Ursula, take thou mine : Let my cruel doubiings end !"
“Stay thee, fiay thee,"crt'd Zaavedra my Lord!" reply'd Ursula,
Haply ine may be restor’d." (Tears fast falling from her eyes)
But in his breast the noble lover I've a fadder tale to tell thee; Bravely sheath'd his Mining (word,
Prclogue to the Maid of the Oaks, Sjoken The parent, bashful, whimsical, or poct,
"T'was laid on How'rs, and wrapt in fan
And on ihe breast was written
The actors crouded round, the girls
“ Lord ! the sweet pretty babe!" they
prais'd and bless'd it;
and dress'd it.
(Pulling off his cap and holding it out: As you're kind rear ii--if you're curicus
And ten to one but vanity betrays it.
Epilogue, Written by Mr. Garrick, Set-
ken by Mrs. Abington,
, whene'er a quelisa
into the humour of the house :
I am that mouse, peeping at friends and
With more than power of parliament you
As ’ris no treason, let us frankly see
The said supreme assembly of the nation,
With this our great dramatic convocati-
[quiet: He means a fhow,as brilliant as at Cox's Nay, there as here, he knows not how to Laugh for the pit, and may be at the
order, order's," drowned in
“ hear him, hear him."
[magic ; We have, unlike to them, one constant
For a full house both fend abroad their
There if you go-Oh ! fye for thame,
this is No human laws should Nature's rights Then hey for London; there the game abridge
[pins; Freedom of Ipeech, our dearest privilege! Bouquets, and diamond fars, and golden Our's is the wiser sex, tho' deem'd ihe A thousand freakish wants, a thousand weaker. (me speaker. sighs,
[lies ; I'll put the question—if you chuse me A thousand poutings, and ten thousand Suppose me now bewig'd, and feated here, Trim, and new-rigg'd, and launch'd for I call to order-you the chair! the chair! pleasure's gale,
(tail ; Is it your pleasure that this bill fiould Out Madam comes, her goslings at her pafs!
[Parnass, Away they scamper to prelent their faces Which grants this poet, upon mount At Johnson's citadel for fide-box places. A certain spot, where ne'er grew He to their joint and supplicating moan corn or grass?
Presents a face of brasi, a heart of ttone; You that would pass this play say Aye, Or, Monarch-like, while their address is and save it:
(waiting. You tha: lay No would damn it!-Tha Sends thema " Veto” by his Lord in Ayes have it.
Returning thence the disappointed fleet
Anchors in Tavistock's fantaliic lireet ; The following Prologue and Epilogues were There under Folly's colours gayly rides,
lately Spoken at ibe private Theatre of Where Humour points, or veering PasMr. Hanbury, of Kelmarsh, in Nor
fion guides; thamptonshire, who on the 20th and 21st In vain the lieward racks, the tenants rave, of Oftober last, gave an Entertain Money she wants, and money the will ment to a great Number of the Nbili.
have. ty and Gentry of that County; and at Mean while terrific hangs the unpaid bill, which were also several Strangers of Long as from Portman-square to Ludgate diftinguished Rank and Character.
hill : Each Evening was performed a Tra- The Squire exhausted, in desponding gedy, written by Mr. Cumberland,
plight and never reprejented before, entitled Creeps to his Chambers to avoid the light, The Princess of Parma; and an Enter- Or at the Mount with some old snarler tainment of Two Alls, called The Elec
[Times. tion. A jele&i Eand of Music (in which In damning Wives, and railing at the were several eminent Performers from Such is the scene!-If then we fetch you London) alified upon the Occasion, and down
[Town, a Ball concluded each Evening's Amuse- Amusements which endear the smoaky ment.
And thro' the peasant's poor, but uselui
hands Prologue to the Princess of Parma: By Mr. Cumberland, Spoken by Mr. Gra- We circulate the produce of your lands;
In this voluptuous, diflipated age, dock.
Sure there's some merit in our rural Stage. REdark November with his dripping Happy the call, not wholly vain tlie wings
Play, Shuts out the chearful face of men and which weds you to your acres but a day, You all can tell how soon the dreary scene Epilogue. Written by Mr. Hanbury, and Affects your wives and daughters with
sjokon by Mrs. 'Thursby, after the Play the spleen.
called the Princess of Parma.
THERE are who, mov'd by Purita
(Stage; “ In fifty places it canie in last night-- Vent their weak prejudice against tho “ This vile old crazy mansion's such a But let whatever has been seen ar real, fright,"
Be fairly urg'd, the most that can be fail, What's to be done ? -" In very truth, “ The Stage has been abus'd ;" so have
(parts ; I think 'twere better for us to remove." And all the noble gifts that Heav'ı imThis said, if as it chance that gentle spouse Are they less noble, therefore? From Bears but a second int'reft in the House; th' abuse, The Bill is paft--no sooner said than No reason holds against their proper use. done
(gone : Ye candid judges, now asiembled here,
Bright audience of our little Thornt
“ Will bring on all my old rheumatić THERE
Un nrince the hon hird and the covere