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Herself, and a vexation and torment to her friends. Le as view a person educated in the school of dissipation, and furnished with njercly polite accomplishments. Engroffe by the desire of leading a life of amusement before she ca even spell a sentence, and unfurnished with just sentiment and industrious habits, she is sent to the dancing academ that her manners niay become graceful. Here she fee gayer

dresses than her own, which intame with vanity ani envy her giddy, unoccupied mind. She is determined to be outdone by none in elegance. She disputes with Ma ma about fafhion and fine clothes ; and if her extravagan defires are not indulged, murmurs and repines at her crue fate ; becomes confirmed in ile detestabie habit of fretting and knows not content but by the name. À fondness fo those phantoms which lure to ruin, called pleasures, and paflion for show and parade, which perhaps through life ih can never indulge, gain entire poffeffion of her heart. A! her joys are in gay parties and affemblies, where, like th butterfly of summer, fae pleases by the brilliance of he colors only; which, however, is no sooner familiar to the eye, than it is beheld with indifference ; yet alas ! this i all the attraction which this child of vanity can boast Maturer years steal on ; her mind is so uncultivated tha she is incapable of the rational pleasures of thinking and conversation; her love of diffipation and amusement grow with her growth; she fighs for new pleasures ; but alas fhe has so often travelled the circle, that their novelty i destroyed. With all her apparent gaiety, she is probably more wretched than the miscreant, who begs the morse that fuftains his being. If she be ever placed at the hea of a family, she disgusts her husband, neglects her children and order, peace and industry are strangers in her house Her company is ever usinteresting or disagrecable, he name is fynonimous with folly, and her memory is lost with her life.

Mrs. Care. What a picture, my dear Mrs. Friendly have you drawn ! I turn from it with horror. I assure you my chief care shall be to form my children to reflec tion, self-government, and industry; and they and I thal have reason to rejoice in the change you have made in m fentiments.

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Mrs. Fr. I rejoice to hear you express yourself in fuck:

Believe me, when I say, the best fortune which can be. bestowed on a child is a good education. It fe. cures her honor and happiness through life, whatever be her station ; and it leads her to the exercise of those noble and virtuous dispositions which are an indispensable preparation for the enjoyments of the futu:e state..




WHEN General Putnam filt moved to Pomfret, in Connecticut, in the year 1739, the country was new and much infested with wolves. Great havoc was made among the freep by a fhe-wolf, which, with her annual whelps, had for several years continued in that vicinity.. The young ones were commonly destroyed by the vigilance of the hunters ; but the old one was too fagacious to be cnínared by them

2. This wolf, at length, became such an intolerable nuisance, that Mr. Putnam entered into a combination with five of his neighbors to hunt alternately until they could dellroy her. Two, by rotation, were to be constantly in pursuit. It was known, that, having lost the toes from onefoot,by a steel trap, she made one track shorter than the other.

3. By this vestige, the pursuers recognised, in a light. Snow, the route of this pernicious animal. Having followed her to Connecticut river, and found ihe had turned back. in a direct course towards Pomfret, they immediately returned, and by ten o'clock the next morning the blood. hounds had driven her into a den, about three miles distant. from the house of Mr. Putnam

The people foon collected with dogs, guns, straw, fire and fulphur, to attack the common enemy.

With this apparatus, several unsuccessful eíforts were made to force her from the den. The hounds came back badly wounded, and refused to return. The smoke of blazing straw bad no effect. Nor did the fumes of burnt brimstone, with which the cavern was filled, compel her to quit the retirement.

5. Wearied

5. Wearied with such fruitless attempts (which had brought the time to ten o'clock at night) Mr. Putnam tri-ed once more to make his dog enter, but in vain ; he proposed to his negro man to go down into the cavern and Thoot the wolf. The negro declined the hazardous service.

6. Then it was that their master, angry at the disappointment, and declaring that he was ashamed of having a coward in his family, resolved himself to destroy the ferocious beast, test the should escape through some unknown fiffure of the rock..

7. His neighbors strongly remonstrated against the perilous enterprize ; but he, knowing that wild animals were intimidated by fire, and having provided several strips of birch bark, the only combustitle material which he could obtain, which would afford light in this deep and darksome cave, prepared for his defcent.

8. Having, accordingly, divested himself of his coat and waistcoat, and hasing a long rope faftened round his legs. by which he might be pulled back, at a concerted lignal, he entered, head foremost, with the blazing torch in his hand.

9. Having groped his paffage till he came to a horizontal part of the den, the most terrifying darkness appear . ed in front of the dim circle of light afforded by his torch. It was silent as the house of death. None but monsters of the desert had ever before exj.lored this solitary manfion of horror.

10. He cautiously proceeding onward, came to an afcent; which he slowly mounted on his hands and knees until he discovered the glaring eyeballs of the wolf, who was sitting at the extremity of the cavern. Startled at the fight of fire, she gnashed her teeth and gave a fullen growl.

As soon as he bad made the neceffary discovery, he kicked the rope as a signal for pulling him out. The people, at the mouth of the den, who lost listened with painful anxiety, hearing the growling of the wolf, and fupposing their friend to be in the most imminent danger, drew him forth with such celerity that he was stripped of his clothes, and severely bruised.

12. After he had adjusted his clothes, and loaded his gun with nine buck shot, holiinsa torch in one hand and


the musket in the other, he descended a second time. When he drew nearer than before, the wolf affuming a fill more fierce and terrible appearance, howling, rolling her eyes, snapping her teeth, and dropping her head between her legs, was evidently in the attitude and on the point of Springing at bim.

13. At this critical instant, he levelled and fired at her head. Sturned with the shock, and suffocated with the (moke, he immediately fouod himself drawn out of the cave. But having refreshed himself and permitted the smoke te dissipate, he went down the third time.

14. Once more he came within sight of the wolf, who appearing very passive, he applied the torch to her nose; and perceiving her dead, he took hold of her ears, and then kicking the rope (still tied round his legs) the people above, with no small exultation, dragged them both out together.


MARCH 5, 1772.



HE voice of your fathers' blood cries to you from the ground, “ My fons, fcorn to be slaves !” In vain we met the frowns of tyrants ; in vain we crossed the boisterous ocean, found a new world, and prepared it for the happy residence of liberty ; in vain we toiled ; in vain we fought ; we bled in vain, if you our offspring want valor to repel the affaults of her invaders !

Stain not the glory of your worthy ancestors; but like them resolve never to part with your birthright. Be wife in your del herations, and determined in your exertions for the preservacion of your liberty. 3.

Follow not the dictates of paslion ; but enliit yourselves under the sacred banner of reason ; use every me: hod in your porpər to secure your rights ; at least prescrit the curses of porterity from being heaped upon your nemories.

4. If you, with united zeal and fortitude, oppose the torrent of oppredion ; if you feed the true fire of patriotis

burning in your breasts ; if you, from your souls, despise the moft gaudy dress which slavery can wear; if you

really prefer the lonely cottage, whilt bleft with liberty, to gilded palaces, surrounded with the enfigns of slavery, you may have the fullest assurance that tyranny, with her whole accursed train, will hide her hideous head in confufion, Thane and despair.

5. If you perform your part, you must have the strongest confidence, that the same Almighty Being, who protected your pious and venerable forefathers, who enabled them to turn a barren wilderness into a fruitful field, who fo of. ten made bare his arm for their falvation, will still be mindful of their offspring.

6. May this ALMIGHTY Being graciously preside in all our councils.

May he direct us to such measures as he himself shall approve, and be pleased to bless. May we ever be favored of God. May our land be a land of liberty, the seat of virtue, the alylum of the oppressed, “a name and a praise in the whole earth," until the last shock of time shall bury the empires of the world in undistirguifhed ruin !


Derby. Good morning, neighbor Scrapewell. I have half a dozen miles to ride to-day, and should be extremely obliged if you would lend me your grey mare.

Scrapewell. I should be happy, friend Derby, to oblige you ; but am under a necessity of going immediately to the mill with three bags of corn. My wife wants the meal this very morning.

Der.' Then the must want it still, for I can assure you the mill does not go to day. I heard the miller tell Will Davis that the water was too low.

Scrape. You don't say fo? That is quite unlucky; for in that case, I shall be obliged to gallop off to town for the meal. My wife would comb my head for me, if I Thould neglect it.

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