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distress which she had brought upon herself. Pity is due knew how to prize só valuable a woman, the little remains to the wicked; the good claim esteem ; besides, I did not of her fortune, who in vain urged her to sink it on her own act as a tomun, but as a Christian."
life, in order to procure her a few more comforts." Mrs. Hall frequently visited Dr. Samuel Johnson, (at his Her niece, Miss Wesley, was with her in her last moown particular request,) who always treated her with high ments. Mrs. Hall had no disease, but a mere decay of respect. The injuries she had sustained, and the manner in nature. She spoke of her dissolution with the same tears which she had borne them, could not but excite the esteem quillity with which she spoke of everything else. A littis and pity of such a mind as his. He wished her very much before her departure, she called Miss Wesley to her bedside, to become an inmate of his honse; and she would have and said, “ I have now a sensation which convinces the ey done so, had she not feared to provoke the jealousy of two departure is near the heart-strings seem gently, but e females already there, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Desmoulins. tirely loosened.” Miss Wesley asked her if she was in She ventured to tell him the reason, and he felt its cogency, pain? “ No," said she, “but a new feeling." Just became It is no wonder that Dr. Johnson valued her conversation. she closed her eyes, she bade her niece come near,In many cases it supplied the absence of books; her memory pressed her hand and said, “ I have the assurance for whid was a repository of the most striking events of past centu- | I have long prayed—shout!" and then expired. Thua ke ries; and she had the best parts of all our poets by heart. noble and happy spirit passed into the hands of her Ra She delighted in literary discussions, and moral argumenta- deemer on the 12th July, 1791, a few months after the death tions; not for display, but for the exercise of her mental of her brother, John, with whom she is interred in the same faculties, and to increase her fund of useful knowledge ; vault. She was the last survivor of the original Wesley and she bore opposition with the same composure which re- family. gulated all the other parts of her conduct. Of wil, she We shall conclude this account with a few words &l. used to say, she was the only one of the family who did tracted from her niece Miss Wesley's description of het :not possess it; and Mr. Charles Wesley remarks, that his “ Mrs. Hall's trials were peculiar. Woundel in her affer - sister Patty was too uise to be witty. Yet she was very tions in the tenderest part,deserted by the husband ebe capable of acute remark ; and once, at Dr. Johnson's house, much loved,- bereaved of her ten children,-reduced from when he was on a grave discussion, she made a remark ample competency to a narrow income,-- yet no complaint which turned the laugh against the doctor, in which he was ever heard from her lips! Her serenity was und cordially joined, feeling its propriety and force. “ It ex- turbed, and her peace beyond the reach of calamity." Alcited her surprise," says Dr. Clarke, “that women should tive virtues command applause they are apparent to every dispute the authority which God gives the husband over the eye; but the passive are only known to Hin by whes wife." " It is,” said she, so clearly expressed in scripture they are registered on high, where the silent sufferet sÃa that one would suppose such wives never read their Bibles : meet a full reward. and those women who contest this point should not marry." KEZZIA WESLEY, called, in the family papers, Kerry Her mother seems to have been of the same opinion, though and Kez, appears to have been the youngest daughter. she evidently possessed what is called a great spirit. About 1730, Miss Kezzy became a teacher in a boardia “ Vixen and unruly wives," continues Dr. Clarke, “ did not school, at Lincoln. She possessed very delicate bralth relish Mrs Hall's sentiments on this subject, and her exam- through life, which prevented her from improving a mind ple they could never forgive."
that seems to have been capable of high cultivation. So In a conversation, there was a remark made, that the wrote a peculiarly neat and beautiful hand, even more » public voice was the voice of God, universally recognised, than her sister Emilia. Her brother John frequently part whence the proverb, “ Vor populi, vox Dei.” This Mrs. her directions both for the improvement of her mind, anh Hall strenuously contested ; and said the public voice,” increase in true religion. To a letter of this descriptien in Pilate's court, was Crucify him! Crucify him!" she thus replies :She had a great dread of melancholy subjects. « Those
“Lincoln, July 3, 1731. persons,” she maintained, “ could not have real feeling, “ DEAR BROTHER, who could delight to see, or to hear details of misery they
I should have writ sooner had 198 could not relieve, or descriptions of cruelty which they business, and indisposition of body prevented me indeed could not punish.” Nor did she like to speak of death : it sister Pat's going to London shocked me a little, because was heaven, the society of the blessed, and the deliverance was unexpected ; and perhaps may have been the cause er of the happy spirit from this tabernacle of clay, (not the my ill health for the last fortnight. It would not have pangs of separation, of which she always expressed a fear,) had so great an effect upon my mind if I had known i on which she delighted to dwell. She could not behold a before : but it is over nowcorpse," because,” said she, “ it is beholding Sin sitting
• The past as nothing we esteem; upon his throne.”
And pain, like pleasure, is a dreain.' There were few persons of whom she had not something “ I could like to read all the books you mention, il : good to say; and if their faults were glaring, she would were in my power to buy them; but as it is not at presets plead the influence of circumstances, education, or sudden nor have I any acquaintances of whom I can borrow thes
, temptation, to which all imprisoned in a tenement of clay I must make myself easy, if I can; but I had rather * are liable, and by which their actions are often influenced : had not told me of them. Here I have time in the there yet she was no apologist for bad principles; for she thought ing, three or four hours, but want books; at home I ls with an old puritan, that a fault in an individual was like books, but not time. I wish you would send me the ques a fever; but a bad principle resembled a plague, spreading tions you speak of, and I would read them. desolation and death over the community. Few persons may be of use to me in learning contentment, for I have been feel as they should do for transgression, when it is the effect been endeavouring to practice it. of sudden temptation.
"I should be glad if you would say a little to sister Epalle “ Of her sufferings," says Dr. Clarke, “ she spoke so
on the same subject. I can't persuade her to the contrar little, that they could not be learned from herself. I could because I am so much addicted to the same failing mysel only get acquainted with those I knew from other branches
Miss Kezzy was to have been married to a gentlegutà of the family. Her blessings and the advantages she en who paid his addresses to her when she resided with boy joyed, she was continually recounting. • Evil,' she used to
sister Hall, near Salisbury, but death prevented the unt say, was not kept from me; but evil has been kept from It appears that her brother Charles was present when she harming me.' Though she had a small property of her died. of her closing scene, he gives the following actwo own, yet she was principally dependent on the bounty of to his brother John:-“ Yesterday morning, (Marcha ta' her brothers, after her husband had deserted her : and here 9th, 1741,) sister Kezzy died in the Lord Jesus. Ho far was a striking ilustration of the remark, that in noble ished his work, and cut it short in mercy. Without pain natures benefits do not diminish love on either side. She or trouble, she commended her spirit into the hands of left to her niece, whom she dearly loved, and who well Jesus, and fell asleep."
PHILOSOPHY OF THE ATMOSPHERE.
the air was removed, the confined air expanded, till the bladder appeared quite full. The same would occur had
the bladder been taken to the upper regions of the atmosThe most inattentive observer of nature must have been phere. Hence, then, an important consequence of elasticity frequently struck with the ever-varying phenomena of the is, that the air decreases in density in proportion to its elevalower heavens. At one time, the surrounding air is still, tion above the surface of the ocean. For a similar reason giving no symptom of its existence ; at another, the tem the aëronauts only partially fill their balloons with gas, to pestuous hurricane carries desolation in its progress, and allow of its expansion in ascending through the air, other. again sinks into the gentle breeze, playing among our floral
wise the unresisted spring of the swelling contents would beauties, 'or scarcely stirring the leaves of the forest. In rend open their silken walls. some places the mariner reckons with confidence upon the assistance of the winds; whilst in others he knows not at
ECLIPSES, still to take place in the present year.-_July what moment he may meet the gathering storm, or from 1. The moon will be eclipsed, visible here; beginning of which quarter the gale will be let loose upon his adventur- the eclipse, fifty minutes past ten in the evening; end, six ous bark. The inhabitants of tropical countries, who
minutes past two in the morning of July 2.-July 17.
The sun will be eclipsed, visible here ; beginning of the diell near the shore, have the admirable advantage of the eclipse, fifty-six minutes past four in the morning; end, thirtyrefreshing sea-brecze by day, and the warmer land breeze at one minutes past six.- December 26. The moon will be night ; whilst the mountaineer has every variety of climate totally eclipsed; beginning of the eclipse, thirty-one minutes by ascending or descending; at the foot, the torrid heat past seven in the evening; beginning of total darkness, thirty
minutes past nine ; end of the eclipse, eight minutes past might swelter, at the same time that the mountain's sum
eleven in the evening. mit is hooded in eternal snow. Our own country furnishes
PRECAUTIONS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF GAS. an interesting variety in the surrounding atmosphere. We Lights.-(From a useful work called Practical observahave the bright sunshine shooting through a beautiful trans tions on Gas-Lighting. By J. O. N. Rutter.)Children parent air, warming or exhilarating all animated nature ; should never be permitted to touch the stop-cocks nor any and we have the foggy gloom, which relaxes even the other part of gas-fittings, nor should servants be too much
depended on, until it is ascertained they fully understand strongest mind with lassitude. Sometimes the clouds sail turning the gas off and on; and they must be very dull, high, and in all their tinted splendour give a beauty and in- indeed, if they cannot comprehend that process in less than terest to the surrounding depths of ether ;-now, they a week. It is a safe plan to turn off the main-cock at night; gather and sink in masses through which the sun's light can
but when gas is kept burning in a bedroom or nursery, of hardly struggle ;-after a hot day has parched the soil, and
course that is impracticable. The pressure, however, on
the fittings, generally, might be diminished by turning off the vegetable creation droops with thirst, the aqueous va so much of the main-cock as only to allow sufficient gas to pour, as the “gentle dew of heaven," descends to refresh and enter by-it for one or two burners, as may be required. It invigorate ; and in the growing Spring-time the rain
is important that attention should be paid to the quantity of
gas admitted to the burners, as may be required. Whenever shower falls to nourish what is intended as food for man
there is any smoke or other effluvia arising from well-purified and beast. In winter, too, the snow forms a warm cloth- gas, it implies unnecessary waste, and is the result of ignorance ing for the young shoots and plants, to protect them from or of carelessness. If the escape of the gas at the stop-cock the biting frost. Then we have the beautiful and sublime be properly regulated, the whole of it enters into combus. phenoinena of the aurora, the lightning flash, and the tion and the products pass off in a state of vapour. On the
principle of economy, therefore, as well as of comfort and The grand causes of the general plenomena cleanliness, it is desirable to attend to this particular. An of the atmosphere appear to be gravity, permanent elas-accidental escape of gas, whether it arise from a fractured ticity, solar heat, diurnal rotations of the earth, evaporation service-pipe, an imperfect joint, or a stop-cock carelessly left and precipitation of water, The weight of the air pressing open, can scarcely pass unnoticed for many minutes, exupon any given extent of surface varies according to its cepting it be in a cellar or closet from which fresh air is elevation above the level of the ocean. As we ascend through carefully excluded. If the escape occur in a room which
is ever so imperfectly ventilated, either by a window, a the air its weight is lessened by that portion which is left grating, or a chimney, some time will elapse before the air below. This simple truth was suggested by the fine genius becomes sufficiently vitiated by the gas to render the mix. of Pascal, as a convincing proof of the gravity of the air. ture explosive. Whenever an escape is indicated by a It is not, however, of equal density at all elevations; if it strong smell of gas in any part of the house, the first thing were, the mercury would sink in proportion to the height that should be done is to open the doors and windows, so as above the level of the sea. It has been ascertained that the
to pass a current of air through all the suspected apart.
The main-cock should be turned off as speedily as mercury falls about one-tenth of an inch in every 87 feet possible ; but if it be in a cellar, or other confined situaof air upwards, and, accordingly, this rule has been applied tion, on no account should it be approached with a lighted with great success in determining elevations within 'moder- candle or lamp, nor indeed with a flame of any kind. As ate limits. In very lofty ascents, however, it requires an a measure of prudence, it would be advisable, under the peattention to the changes of the density of the mercury and culiar circumstances we have described, not to take a light of the air by heat and cold, and, above all, the changes of into any part of the house until it has been well ventilated. the density of the air from its elasticity, to ascertain the than too negligent.
It is best to be on the safe side, and to be too careful rather exact truth.
A NEW METHOD OF PRESERVING IRON WORK FROM Equal weights of air may be supposed to form strata, Rust, communicated by M. Paymen to the French Institute, which increase in thickness from below upwards; because, consists in plunging the pieces to be preserved in a mixture as we ascend, the weight of the superior air becomes less, of one part cencentrated solution of Impure soda, (soda of and allows its elasticity to expand it in proportion.
commerce,) and three parts water. Pieces of iron left for This
three months in this liquid had lost neither weight nor polish; was illustrated by placing a small bladder half filled with
whilst similar pieces immersed for five days in the simple air in the receiver of the air-pump; when the pressure of water were covered with rust.
COLUMN FOR THE LADIES.
“The virgin, virgin violet !"-BYRON.
EFFECT OF High SALARIES.-On the accasion of George Although this favourite little flower has given its name II. the queen consort, Caroline, made a visit to the Royal to one of the primitive colours, we must not imagine that Observatory; being pleased with every thing she saw, and the violet is always of a violet hue ; it is often blue, pur- understanding the smallness of the astronomer's salary
(£100 per annum,) her Majesty very graciously said she ple, lilac, or white. The viola tricolor indeed is partly would speak to the King to have it increased ; to which Dr. yellow, but then in common life this is called a heart's Halley, 'alarmed, replied,—“Pray, your Majesty, do na ease; botanically speaking, however, it is a violet. The such thing; for, should the salary be increased, it might be. flowers were formerly considered pectoral ; i. e. useful in come an object of emolument to place there some unqualitdiseases of the chest ; but the supposed virtues of the whole ed needy dependant to the ruin of the institution." class of pectoral medicines have vanished before the severe
THE PRESS OF THE THIEVES AND THE ARISTOCRATI medical criticism of the last fifty years ; and at the pre- and papers written for the fashionables, and their legiots el
COMPARED. There are papers written for the pot-house, sent day the petals of the violet are never prescribed by servile imitators; and it is an indisputable fact, that the educated practitioners. The root of the violet, however, is pot-house papers are, in style, matter, and decorum, . an emetic, and may be useful as a domestic remedy in coun- perior to the fashionable. The paper which, in evidence betry practice. The dose is forty grains. The infusion of fore a Committee of the House of Commons, was stated to violets is one of the most delicate tests of the presence of be the favourite paper of the thieves, is more respectable in acids and alkalies; the former changes its colour to red, is peculiarly patronized by the clergy and the aristocracy,
every point of morals and intelligence than the paper which the latter to green. According to Lightfoot, the Highland | Tait's Magisine. ladies of former times used the violet as a cosmetic, the old EXPEDITION IN SEARCH OF CAPT. Ross-Captam Gaelic receipt being “ Annoint thy face with goat's milk in Back and his party have arrived at New York, on their which violets have been infused, and there is not a young route in search of Captain Ross. At a dejeune a la fearprince upon earth who will not be charmed with thy plained the plan of his expedition to a number of dis
chette, given by the British Consul there, Captain Back es. beauty."
tinguished individuals there assembled. The party, it ap A YOUNG MAIDEN'S LOGIC. pears, intended at once proceeding to the Great Slave Lake
, A Puritanical preacher was one day struck with surprise the former routes of the Coppermine or Mackenzie River,
and instead of penetrating to the Arctic Sea by either ol at beholding a beautiful set of curls on the head of a love would pursue a more easterly track. The country beyond ly maid, a member of his class, whose hair had been usual.. the lake is unknown to European travellers, but the Indisci ly very plain. “Ah! Eliza," said he, "you should not
describe a large stream called the Thlooce-chok, or Great waste your precious time in curling your hair ; if God in-charges itself into the sea about the 100th meridian. By
Fish River, which flows due north, or nearly so, and din tended it to be curled, He would have curled it for you.” this river the party intended to proceed, and sail from ita “ Indeed,” said the witty maid, “I must differ from you. mouth in search of the navigators. The distance from the When I was an infant He curled it for me, but now I am
mouth to the Prince Regent's Inlet is computed at 300 grown up, He thinks I am able to do it myself.”
miles, but Captain Back intended to shape his course to
Point Turnagain, the sea of his former exertions, unless be COBBETT AND THE Ladies. I have received as a pre- should find a point of land described by the Indians per sent from the women of Bury, in Lancashire, a circular ning a long distance to the north, in which case he would plumcake, nearly a yard in diameter. I am very much proceed at once to Regent's Inlet.
Should no trace of obliged to them for it, as a mark of their esteem ; and, par- Captain Rogs be found at Cape Turnagain, the baris ticularly, when they tell me, that they intend it to show would be launched on the Arctic Sea for the spot where the their gratitude for what they are pleased to call my exer- Fury was lost. tions in behalf of the working people; but, there is another, and a far greater pleasure that they may be able to give Slavery,... me, namely, to prevail upon their husbands, at the next
Dr. Birkbeck,.. election, to send Mr. Edmund Grundy to sit by my side.
Turkish Ladies, - Cobbelt's Register.
Autobiography of a Greenwich Out- Pensioner,
POETRY-Epicedium...... of Scotland, speaking of the orchards on the banks of the
Vulgar Idea of the French Revolution,............. Clyde, says “an orchard is not a mere matter of ornament Skill of Horse Jockeys,... or of pleasure here, but of prodigious profit ; under the apple The Duello,.... and pear trees are gooseberry or currant bushes, very well ELEMENTS OF THOUGHT-The British Coustitution-Tith managed in general; and these orchards very frequently Progression of Opinion-Freedom of the Press.........
yield more than a hundred pounds sterling in one year froin The Bible-Sunday Amusements-Anecdote ot Galt....." an English acre of land! Like other things, the fruit here The Story-Teller-The Seven Daughters of the Rector of has fallen in price since the time of the panic ; and there Epworth,... fore the pecuniary produce of orchards, like that of fields Scientific NOTICES-Philosophy of the Atmosphere-Eclipas and inanufactories, has been greatly diminished But these during the present Year-Recreations in the management of orchards are always a source of very considerable income. I Gas-Method of preventing Iron Work from Rust, ........ think that my friend Mr. M'Gavin of Hamilton, told me
COLUMN POR THE Ladies--"The virgin, virgin pinket"that his orchard, which is less than an English acre, has
Young Maiden's Logic-Mr. Cobbett and the Ladies........ yielded him eighty pounds a-year clear money ; and it is no
Orchards in Scotland, .. uncommon thing for the proprietor of ten or a dozen acres
SCRAPS-Effect of High Salaries-The Press of the Thiereand to sell the fruit by auction upon the trees, for something
the Aristocrats compared—Expedition in Search of Captain approaching a hundred pounds an acre. In our apple counties no man thinks of any thing but fruit to make cider and perry; here the whole is table fruit, and I have never seen
EDINBURON : Printed by and for John JOHNSTONE, 19. S. James
Squarc. Published by John ANDERSON, Jun., Bookseller, 55, Nati so great a variety of fine apples in England, at one time,
Bridge Street, Edinburgh ; by JONN MACLEOD, and ATKINSO* as I saw on the table of Mr. Hamilton of Dalzell House.”
Booksellers, Glasgow ; and sold by all Hooksellers and Vesten of Cheap Periodicala.
nature has not been corrupted by bad teaching ; but, alas! THE FEMALES OF THE FASHIONABLE WORLD.
these cases are as nothing in the great mass. What is the
education of the women of the higher classes ? Does it Par and near rings the loud shout of freedom, and the
not consist almost entirely in what are called accomplisli. clang of the bursting fetters of bondsmen resolving to be ments, i.e. singing, and music, and dancing, and dressing, and
a peculiar carriage and capacity for gesticulation, whereby free. Great moral truths are now stirring to the very
to excite the senses, and attract the notice of those of the depths of society, and half the world is plunged in the male sex who are deemed sufficiently wealthy, or sufficiently Bea of politics, setting at naught all antique precedents, noble, to be worth looking after as husbands? Do they, and looking only to the utility of those things which are
for the most part, add to these qualities any others, save to come. And this is well. But it would be still better, the párrot-acquirement of three or four languages, for the if those engaged would reflect, that as that which is taken purpose of misusing them in speech, the capacity of workhy the sword may be retaken by the sword, even so that ing at certain useless toys, and the knowledge of the regntylvich is won by the spirit-stirring excitement of political lar routine of fashionable business, which all fashionable agitation, may be again lost in the revulsion, when the people under go-the breakfasts and dinners, and balls and spirit shall be laid in slumber, or an excitement of a new suppers, and the proper time to go out of town and the pro. kind shall prevail. Only by laying a firm ground-work of per time to return ? Are they ever instructed in useful just public opinion, can the causes of future strife be en knowledge ; are their minds trained ; is their judgment in tirely removed', but to the very root of the evil, few have any way exercised or enlarged, to enable them to disfet adverted. Well-intentioned men have frequently said, tinguish between good and evil, between virtue and vice? “Give us the boys to educate, and we care not what you
Are they not taught to make the expedient the ready submay do with the men.” There is a deeper depth than this. stitute for the right ? And when what is called their weduA philosopher would say, “ Give me the women to educate, cation” is ended, or when they are what is called “finished" and the whole world shall be fashioned after the pattern I
-alas ! how true is that word -- what then remains for may lay down." The philosopher of old, when the father
them? Are they not led out like “lanıbs to the slaughter;" told him that he could buy a slave for the price he required where they are brought out” to be disposed of to the
are they not put up for sale at the fashionable shambles, for teaching his child, replied, " Do so, and you will then possess two slaves !" Even thus is it with our women.
highest bidder, with more real coarseness, though disguised We make of them bond-slaves, and with their milk they under the veil of hiypocrisy, than it is the lot of female breathe the self-same spirit into our children. The influence servants to undergo at a statute falr? Are their feelings of women, attractive women-and a large portion of the
ever consulted, their likings or dislikings ? Are they not English women are attractive_is all but boundless ; be bidden to sit, and to walk, and to recline, in those modes they slaves or companions, sensual toys or reasoning friends, which are most likely to attract the eyes of the chapmen, their influence is still exerted either for good or for evil. just as a horse is put through its paces ? May they speak The child that is born takes the mould of its mother, in
ere they are spoken to, and are they not required to overmind as in body, and she can model the infant hero, or
come every feeling of repuguance, when a likely bidder
Are they not studiously inform the plastic and emasculate slave with equal facility, appears to make his offers ? according to the bent of her own disposition ; and the im strncted that marriage is not an affair of love, or affection, pression thus given is lasting. Can it be expected, that the or judgment, but merely a matter of bargain and sale, for imperfect model should give forth a perfect cast ?
the purpose of securing as much of wealth, or station, or
both, as they can possibly achieve ? Are not the whole Whatever be the rank of our females, whether high or arrangeinents made with diplomatic caution, and is not a low, they are, with few exceptions, as moch slaves as the half-concluded bargain frequently broken off, in consequence inmates of a Turkish baram, though after a different of a better offer? What is the female in all this better than fashion. The difference between the classes bere is, that an eastem slave? What is she better than the female who sat the poor man seeks an efficient working-slave, the rich by the way-side and received the gifts of Judah? Wherein mans an-agreeable and well-taught baram slave The does she differ from the hirelings whó infeat the street-corners man in middling circumstances endeavours, if possible, to to entrap the upwary? Nay, she is worse than they, for combine both. In this classification I do not include the in most iustances they have been betrayed in the days of in. cases of reasoning and delightful mutual affection, which experience, by the influence of passion or affection, and the of course, are to be found in all classes, where human I harshvess of the world, shewn to a fault, has driven them on
above. Hore, indeed, was redoubled energy. The rudder
wards to a crime. But the female of rank or “respectability,” NARRATIVE OF THE WRECK OF THE as it is termed, is trained to undergo in her youth a species
ISABELLA, OFF EASTBOURNE. of prostitution which is sanctioned by law. Disguise it as
BY ONE OF THE PASSENGERS. we will, under the fine sounding names of "honourable alliance," "excellent match," and other specious terms which
(We confess to a strong liking for perilous adventures by have been invented to make interest look like affection, the
sea ; especially when, amidst the most appalling danger, marriage which is entered into by a female for the consid- there are exhibited calm courage, unshaken fortitude, self. eration of wealth or station, is at best but prostitution possession, presence of mind, ingenuity and readines of reclothed in the robes of sanctity. And what is the usual source, high generosity; and, with relianceon Providence, te result? After a few weeks have elapsed, the haram-master signation to its will. Of these qualities, less or more is is tired of his new toy, and wanders forth to seek fresh
seen in every disastrous sea-adventure. We give the follor. excitement, leaving his victim to her own sad thoughts, ing narrative from such claims on our attention.] and the full consciousness that there exist desirable things,
Eastbourne, March 15. which neither wealth nor station can purchase. Thus offers an awful evidence of the power of nature over the
This wreck is still visible; she was a fine ship, and abandoned, she is marked out as a prey by the designing, noblest works of art. My heart still sickens with disand an insidious lover reaps the harvest of affection, which may at the recollection of the dreadful trials I have passed her master could not purchase with her person. Perchance through. I have not before had health and strength enough a discovery takes place, and the poor victim becomes one to give you an outline of the particulars, and even now ! of the Pariahs offered up at the shrine of the Moloch of tremble as they pass in review before me. pseudo-civilization. Or, the treacherous lover, tired and outfit, and necessaries, had been put on board the Isabella,
All our valuable furniture, plate, books, manuscripts
, sated like her legitimate master, abandons her, and another, in the docks, when she dropped down to Gravesend, where and yet another succeeds, till her heart becomes hardened, I joined her on the evening of Saturday the 16th of Febru. and selfish sensuality utterly destroys the remnants of af. ary, with my wife and three children, a girl of 18 months, fection. To such a woman are children born, and one
and two boys of four and six years. We were opposed by after another they are consigned to the hands of hirelings contrary winds, and put our pilot on shore to our great
concern, on Monday evening. On Tuesday, the wind for their nutriment, and the first germs of the awakening freshened into a gale'; and that dreadful enervating sick. mental perceptions are warped by the blighting coarseness ness usually attending these scenes dispossessed my frife of those who serve, with the disgusting sycophancy of and myself of all energy and strength. The wind was not selfish interest, a race of beings whom they in secret hate, directly against us, and every hour increased its fearful because they are by them treated as animals of an inferior fine ship, of 340 tons, full of intrepidity and confidence
power ; but our Captain, Wildgoose, commanding a very class. The after bringing-up is of the same nature, determined to proceed, although he left behind a fleet of the judgment is never trained, the better feelings are never perhaps 100 sail. As night closed the tempest raged set brought forth, the sensual appetites alone are pampered, more fearfully. Our gallant ship was but as a feather sa and the most abhorrent selfishness becomes the distinguish in the black catalogue of tempests ; the wind right a-head;
the wave's surface, and all was fearfully dark as any night ing attribute of the race. Have I overdrawn the picture ? yet there was equal peril now in advancing or receding; Let the “hereditary legislators” speak! Where amongst the Captain, however, gave his orders with as much pre them shall be found even a single individual on whom pe- cision as if he were exhibiting in a state pageant. The culiar circumstances have not operated ; where amongst could be heard amid the wild roar of contending elements
loud voice of the speaking-trumpet was the only sound that them shall be found a single individual imbued with the No one had talked of danger ; but Mrs. Lprinciples of justice, or beneficence, or patriotism? What quiring looks, had observed she thought it might not be is their justice, or what rather is by them substituted for prudent to undress, but to lie down in her day clothes justice, save judicial ferocity towards the poor and ignorant? our dear infants at this time enjoying their usual slut What is their beneficence, save the winter dole of soup and bers, happily unconscious of their real condition, and serta blankets to those whom their unjust laws have made poor? Between three and four o'clock our Captain entered the e
ingly gathering strength for the dreadfully impending trial And what is their patriotism, save their readiness to oppress bin; he spoke little. I saw the distressed workings of his other countries for military aggrandizement, even as they manly mind, too big with thought for idle utterance, and have oppressed their own for the sake of plunder? And one or two questions constituted all the interruptions ! what is the fate of the female children, save to run through rated dress, and having sat a little in dry clothes, retired.
offered. He took brandy and water, threw off his satuthe same misery-giving routine that their mothers have done? Would all this be, were the mothers really educa- strain more than before, and the hurricane to drive and lay
From this time the ship seemed to me to labour and ted as useful members of society, were their powers of think down the ship lower on her side ; but as the captain was ing brought forth, and their reasoning faculties cultivated, taking rest, I had fancied more security, and had laid Dr. so that the qualities of their minds might be more attrac
self down on the floor of the cabin in the hope of getting tive than the beauty of their persons, were they trained minutes, when I thought I heard or felt the keel of the
also some repose. I had been lying there, I suppose, thing to possess resources in their own minds, and were their taste ship drag. I had been to this time sick to death. 1** cultivated, so that they could yield a harvest of intellectual exhausted and listless, and almost lifeless, when the dread pleasure to those around them, and more especially to their ful suspicion and announcement of " shore” alarmed mei children ? It was a Cornelia who gave birth to the Gracchi; I was ill no more. I jumped out, and was rushing through an Agrippina produced only a Nero.-Junius Redivivus.
the cabin to mention my fears, when the ship beat twice the rock, and I heard the cry of « The ship has struck!”. !
called the captain. The dreadful shock, and the loud cries Kind INQUIRY.-A physician, residing on the coast of alarm, combined to summon all on deck, excepting the "" would wish to meet with a young gentleman labouring by the general
crash, and these I would not allow to leave under ill health. The gods keep us from meeting with their berths lest they might interrupt the exertions making this pbysician.