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18. Say, that in future, negroes fall be blest,
19. Say that fair freedom bends her holy flight
20. Theo Thall proud Albion's crown, where laurels twineje
THE HUMANE INDIAN.
An Indian, who had not met with his ufual success in hunting, wandered down to a plantation among the back settlements in Virginia ; and seeing a planter at his door, asked for a morsel of bread, for he was very hungry. The planter bid him begone, for he would gives hin none. Will you give me a cup
beer ? said the Indian. No, you thall have done here, replied the planter. But I am very faint, faid' tfie savage. Will you give me only a drąught of cold water ? Get you gone, you
Indian dog ; you shall have riothing here, said the planter.
3 It happened some months after, that the planter went on a shouting party up into the woods, where, intent upon
game, he missed bis company, and lost his way ; and night coming on, he wandered through the forest, tiil he efpied an Indian wigwam.
4. He approached the favage's habitation, and asked him to show him the way to a plantation on that lide the country. It is too late for you to go there this evening, Sir, faid the Indian ; but if you will accept of my homely fare, you are welcome.
5 He then offered him some venison, and such other refreshment as his store afforded, and having laid fume beakins for his bed, he desired that he would repcie nim.
felf for the night, and he would awake him early in the morning, and conduct him on his way.
6. Accordingly in the morning they set off, and the Indian led him out of the forest, and put him into the road which he was to pursue ; but just as they were taking leave, he stepped before the planter, and turning round, faring full in his face, afked him, whether he recollected his fea
The planter was now struck with shame and confusion, when he recognised, in his kind protector, the Indian whom lie had so harshly treated.
7. He confessed that he kuew him, and was full of excuses for his brutal behavior ; to which the Indian only replied ; When you see poor Indians fainting for a cup of cold water, don't say again, “ Get you gone, you Indian dog." The Indian then wished him well on his journey, and left him. It is not difficult to say which of these two had the best claim to the Dame of Christian.
F all the quadrupeds which have hitherto been described, the Mammoth is undoubtedly much the largest. This animal is not known to have an existence any where at prefent. We judge of it only from its bones and skeletons, which are of an unparalleled size, and are found in Siberia, Russia, Germany, and North-America..
On the Ohio, and in many places farther north, tulks, grinders, and skeletons, which admit of no comparison with any other animal at present known, are found in valt numbers ; some lying on the surface of the earth, and fume a little below it..
3. - A Mr. Stanley, taken prisoner by the Indians near the mouth of the Tenesee, relates, that, after being transferred from one tribe to another, he was åt length carried over the mountains west of the Missouri to a river which sun; • restwardly ; that these bonos abounded there; ind that the natives said the anin. was itill existing in the Dorthern parts of their country.
4. A delegation of warriors from the Deleware tribe having vifited the governor of Virginia, during the late revolution, on matters of business ; after there had been discussed and settled in council, the governor asked them some questions relative to their country, and, among others, what they knew or had heard of the animal whose bones were found at the Salt-licks on the Ohio.
5. The chief speaker immediately put himfelf into an attitude of oratory, and with a pomp suited to what he conceived the elevation of his subject, informed him, that it was a tradition handed down from their fathers, “ That in ancient times, a herd of these tremendous animals came to the Big.bone-licks, and began a universal destruction of the bears, deer, elks, baffaloes, and other animals, which had been created for the use of the Indians.
6. “That the Great Man above, looking down and seeing this, was so enraged that he seized his lightning, descended to the earth, feated himself on a neighboring mountain, on a rock, on which his seat and the print of his feet are still to seen, and hurled his bolts among them, till the whole were slaughtered, except the big bull, who, presenting his forehead to the shafts, shook them off as they fell; but milling one at length, it wounded him in the fide; whereon, springing round, he bounded over the Wabath, the Illinois, and finally over the great lakes, where he is living at this day."
DIALOGUE BETWEEN MRS. CARELESS AND MRS. FRIENDLY, UPON
UPON FEMALE EDUCATION.
Good morning, my dear Mrs. Friendly. I came to request your company in a walk but I fee you are engaged with a book; pray what is it
Mrs. Friendly. It is a treatise on female education, whiclt pleases me niuch ; and will, with domestic avocations, dcprive me of the pleasure of walking with you this morning.
Mrs. Care. And wii have you to do with treatises on education ? I feldom read aay thing, and never books of
that kind. I should as soon think of plodding through a volume of old ferinons.
Mrs. Fr. I afiure you, I consider the education of youth, females in particular, to be a matter of the first importance ; and I take great pleasure in reading the observations of ingenious writers on the subject. I have children, in whole welfare, I need not tell you, I am deeply interested ; and their happiness or misery, their honor or infamy, entirely depend, in my opinion, on the principles and habits they acquire in youth, whilst the mind is tender, and the voice of instruction links deep.
Mrs. Care. But cannot children be educated, unless their parents read books on the subject ?
Mrs. Fr. Certainly they can, if the parents are themselves qualified for the talk.' But I find it a difficult and delicate business, and therefore I have recourse to the wise and experienced for aslistance in conducting it.
Mrs. Care. The asistance of the dancing, music, and drawing maliers, is all I require for my children. They thall indeed know something of reading, writing, and needle work; but to give them a polite education and make them accomplished is my aim.
Mrs. Fr. I fear, my dear Mrs. Careless, you do not distinguish the advantages, which arise from a useful rather than a polite education ; Gince you speak with so inuch in. difference of the former, and with such raptures of the latter.
Mrs. Care. Pray what are the mighty advantages of educating children in what you ityle a useful manner ? I never yet faw them.
Mrs. Fr. Then you are no very strict observer. (I beg your pardon for speaking thus freely). But surely each day brings instances of its advantages; and each day shows the mischief of a contrary mode.
The kind of education I mention is that which tends to give females well regulated niinds and agreeable manners; and render them beloved, eiteemed, and admired. For it is by no means neceffary in order to this, that a young lady should be mis. tress of all polite accomplishments. They often belong to some of the most difgufting and insignificant of the sex. No, let parents form the growing mind to virtue, religion, and the calın pleasures of dometic life ; at the same time
endeavoring that cheerfulness play round the heart, and innocent gaiery enliven the behavior. Let the habit of selfgovernment be early produced ; for all the world confpiring cannot make a woman happy who does not govern her pallions. Let the first appearance of stubbornness in them be checked and resisted ; and let them be taught cheerful. ly, to deny themselves every object of desire, inconsistentwith reason, prudence, or virtue. Thus cultured, their tempers will be sweet and placid, and their manners gentle and engaging. If they be put under the care of tutors abroad, they will not be unteachable and refractory; and the prefence of their parents will not be necessary to make them buhave with discretion and propriety.
Mrs. Care. Well, after their minds are thus taken care of, how would you have them further accomplished ?
Mrs. Fr. They should be well versed in reading, wri. ting, arithmetic, and Englith grammar. If their natural genius strongly led them to poetry, painting, or music, and easy fortune admitted, it fhould be indulged and cultivated; but by no means to such a degree as to interrupt or superfede domestic employments. For these require attention in a greater or less degree from every woman; and unless lae understand and discharge them according to her circumstances, the is contemptible and useless.
Mrs. Care. Fine accomplishments, truly! a perfect skill in handling the broom and duster! Mrs. Friendly, if you educate your children in this way, they will be ruined ; they will be strangers to the charms of dancing, dress and company. The graces will never condescend to adorn those who are accustomed to the kitchen.
Mrs. Fr. My friend, I have no objection to dancing, dress and company, when they form not the chief object of folicitude and attention, and are cultivated merely as the recreation and ornaments of life, and not as the business and end of it. Be ailured, a well furniihed mind, a well governed temper, love of domestic pleasures, and an inclination and capacity to pursue domestic employments, are the first requisites in a woman, and the foundation of her respectability and enjoyment. Without these, though her graceful mien and dancing charm every eye, and her music be fiveeter than the harp of Orpheus, she must be unhappy in