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fpared? And will it be possible for us, if we put them to deaill, to avoid the just reproach of having violated the law of nations, and dishonored our victory by unheard of cruelty ! 9. “ What, will

you suffer your glory to be thus sullied in the face of the whole world? and will you hear it said that a nation, who first dedicated a temple to clemcacy, had found none in Syracufe ! Surely, victories and triumphs do not give inimortal glory to a city ; but the exercising of mercy towards a vanquished enemy, moderation in the greatest prosperity, and the fearing to offend the gods by a haughty and infolent pride, are glories far more permanent than the most splendid conquests.

10. “ You doubtless have not forgotten, that this Nicias, whose fate you are going to pronounce; was the very man who pleaded your cause in the assembly of the Athenians, and who employed all his credit, and the whole power of his eloquence, to dissuade his country from embarking in

11. “Should you therefore pronounce sentence of death on this worthy general, would it be a just reward for the zeal he showed for your interest ? With regard to myself, death would be lefs. grievous to me, than the light of so horrid an injustice committed by my countiymen and fellow-citizens."

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THE Spanish, historians relate a memorable instance of honor and regard to truih. A Spanish cavalier in a sudden quarrel New a Moorish gentlanian, and Acd.. His purfuers foon loft fight of him ; for he had, unperceiva. ed, thrown himself over a garden all.

The owner, a Moor, happening to be in his garden, Was address:d by the Spaniard. on bis knees, who acquainted him with his case, and implored concealment.

Et this, tid the Moor, giving him hålt a peach ; you now know that. you may confide in my protection.

3. He then locked hiin up in his garden apartments, telling him as soon as it was night, he would provide for his,


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escape to a place of greater safety. The Muor then went into his house'; where he had but just feated himself, when a great crowd, with loud lamentations, came to his gate, bringing the corpse of his son, who had just been killed by a Spaniard.

4. When the fint mock of surprise was a little learned from the defcription given, that the fatal deed was done by the very person then in his power. He mentioned this to 10 one; but, as fuon as it was dark, retired to his garden, as if to grieve alone, giving orders that none should follow him.

5. Then accosting the Spaniard, he said, Christian, the person you have killed is my fon ; his body is now in my house. You ought to suffer ; but you have eaten with me, and I have given you my faith, which must not be broken.

6. He then led the astonished Spaniard to his stables, and mounted him on one of his feetest horses, and said, Fly far, while the night can cover you ; you will be safe in the morning. You are indeed guilty of my foo's blood ; but God is just and good, and I thank him I am innocent of yours, and that my faith given is preserved.

7. This point of honor is most religiously observed by the Arabs and Saracens, from whom it was adopted by the Moors of Africa, and by them was brought into Spain; the effects of which remain to this day; so that when there is any fear of a war's breaking out tetween England and Spain, an English merchant there, who apprchends the confifcation of his goods as those of an enemy, thinks them safe if he can get a Spaniard to take charge of them.

8. The Spaniard secures them as his own, and faithfully re-delivers them, or pays the value, whenever the Englithman demands them. One instance of Spanish honor cannot but still be freth in the memory of many now living; and deserves to be handed down to the latcit pofterity.

9. In the year 1746, when the English were at open war with Spain, the Elizabeth of London, Capt. William Eda wards, coming through the gulf from Jamaica, richly laden, met with a moit violent storm, in which the flip {prung a leak, that obliged them, for the fuving of their lives, to run into the Havarna, a Spanish port.



10. The captain went on shore, and direaly waited on the

governor, told the occasion of his patring in, and that be surrendered the ship as a prize, and himself and his men as prisoners of war, only requesting good quarter.

11. No, Sir, replied the Spanish governor, if we haut taken

you in fair war at fea, or approaching our coalt witlu hostile intentions, your ship would then have been a prize, and your people prisoners; but, when distressed by a tenipeit, you conse into our parts for the safety of your lives, we the enemies, being men, are bound as such by the laws of humanity to afford relief to distressed men who ask it.

I 2. We cannot, even against our enemies, take advantage

of an act of God. You have leave therefore to unload your thip, if that be neceffary to ftop the leak; you may refit her kere, and traffic so far as shall be neceffary to pay the charges ; you may then depart, and I will give you a país to be in force till you are beyond Berinuda.

13. If after that you are taken, you will then be a lawful prize ; but now you are only a stranger, and have a franger's right to fafety and protection. The thip accordingly departed, and arrived safe in London.

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AN ADDRESS TO THE VISITANTS. [The following Lines were composed by PHILENIA, with a design

that they should be spoken by a little Girl at one of the public schools in Boston, on the annual vi&taiion]

N the Spring's breast the rofe's Gem is laid By fome fond Borist, or some fylvan maid; Round the green fod the pliant stems expand, Propp'd by the skilful cult'rer's fostering hand ; Till, reard by care, the blushing EMBLEM towers, The grace of gardens, and the queen of towers; E’en at the cheerlefs hour of faded prime, Regales the sense, and scorns the front of time.

2. Thus the young bads, which form this bright parterre, Rais’d by affection, and improv'd by care,


Gave to the view a powerless, formless band,
Till the wise Artist, with a master's hand,
Drew forh each latent worth, each niental grace,
And pour'd expression o'er the vacant face.;
„Bade the dark eye with sense and softness roll,
And lips of roses breathe the feeling foul ;
**The damak cheek with kind affections glow,
And the mind's whiteness light the skin of snow.

3. Here the fair form, by nobler views refio'd,
Shines the bright mirror of the faultless mind.
No sullen weed attracts the glance of scorn,
No blooming charm conceals the envious thorn.
With pity's dew the eye of radiance flows,
With LEARNING's gem the brcast of beauty glows.

4. Happy the child whose green unpractis'd years. The guiding hand of parent.fondness

, rears,
To rich inltruction's ample field removes,
Prunes every fault, and every worth improves ;
Till the young mind unfolds each secret charm,
With genius briglit, with cherish'd virtue warm ;
Like the Spring's boast she lovely plant fall rise
*In grateful odors to the forturing skies.

5. But the reglected being of a day,
Who careless waftes the mørn of life away,
Though deck'd in lavish nature's blooming dyes,
The icorn of wisdom, and of fools the prize,
Glares in disgrace, in powerless beauty mourns,
While from her view the eye of JUDGMENT turns.

6. So the light Poppy fills the fiow'ry scene,
Vain of her streaked robe, and painted mien ;
In life's short spring ench transient grace displays,
And flaunts enanior'd of the coxcomb's gaze.
Yet should The Wise approach her tawdry bower,
And lend his boiom to the phantom fower,
No laten: sweets refreshing powers dispense,
But drowsy dulnefs veils the fick’ning senfe :
Till in disgust he spurns her lifelefs charms,
And frings them rified from his loathing arms.



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REMEMBER that time is mor.ey. He who can earn ten shillings a day by his labor, and goes abroad, or sits idle one half of that day, though he spend but fixpence during his diversion or idlencís, ought not to reckon that the only expense ; he has really spent, or rather

five shillings besides. Remember that credit is money. ita man lets his nioney lie in


hands after it is due, he gives me the interett, or so much as I can make of it during that time. This amounts to a considerable sum where a man has good and large credit, and makes good use of it.

3. Remember that money is of a prolific, generating nature. Money can beget money, and its offspring can be. get more, and so or. Five Shillings turned is lix; turned again, it is seven and three perce; and so on till it becomes a hundred pourds. The more there is of it, the more it produces every turning, so that the profits rise quicker and quicker. 4.

Remember that fix pounds a year is but a groat a day. For this little fum (which may be daily wasted either in time or expense, unperceived) a man of credit may, on his own security, have the constant poffeffion and use of a hundred pounds. So mucli in stock, briskly turned by an industrious man, produces great advantage.

5. Remember this saying, “ The good paymaster is lord of another man's purse." He who is known to pay punctually andox.dly at the time he promises, may at any time and on any occasion, raise all the noney his friends can spare. This is fometimes of great usc.,

6. After industry and frugality, nothing contributes more to the raising of a young man in the worid, than punctuality and justice in all his dealings; therefore never keep borrowed money an hour beyond the time you promised, left a disappointment fhut up your friend's puife forever.

7. The most trifting actions which affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound of your hanmer at live in the morning, or nine at night, heard by a creditor, makes him cafy fix months longer.

8. But

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