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common gallantries, to which kind of thing she had hitherto manifested no repugnance, but, in this case, she seemed rather to resent his compliment.

15. He could not set it down to caprice, for the lady had always shown herself above that little

16. When he ventured on the following day, finding her a little better humored, to expostulate with her on her coldness of yesterday, she confessed, with her usual frankness, that she had no dislike to his attention that she could endure some high-flown compliments.

17. As a young lady, placed in her situation, might expect all sorts of civil things said to her, she hoped she could digest a dose of adulation, with as little injury to her humility as most young women.

18. But a little before he commenced his compliments to her, she had overheard him, in rather rough language, rating a young woman for not bringing home his cravats at the appointed time.

19. She then thought to herself, 66 As I am Miss Susan Walsingham, a young lady, a reputed beauty, and known to be a fortune, I can have my choice of the finest speeches from the mouth of this fine gentleman who is courting me.

20. “But if I had been poor Mary Burns, the milliner, and had failed to bring home the cravats at the appointed hour, though I had set up half the night to forward them, what sort of compliments should I have received then ?"

21. My woman's pride now began to rise, and I was determined not to receive fine speeches from one who would not do me the honor to treat a female like myself with handsome usage.

22. I think the lady discovered both generosity and a just way of thinking in this rebuke which she gave her lover; and I have sometimes imagined, that the uncommon strain of courtesy which

through life regulated the actions and behavior of my friend towards all of womankind indiscrimi. nately, owed its happy origin to this seasonable lesson from the lips of his lamented mistress.

23. I wish the whole female world would entertain the same notion of these things that Miss Walsingham showed. Then we should see something of the spirit of consistent gallantry, and no longer witness the anomaly of the same man, a pattern of politeness to his mistress, and of rudeness to his unfortunate maiden aunt or cousin.

24. Just so much rudeness, incivility, or disrespect as a woman tacitly permits a single individual to manifest towards any one of her own sex, in whatever condition placed, she deserves to receive herself.

25. What a woman should demand of man is, respect for her as she is a woman. Let her stand upon her female character as upon an immovable foundation, a foundation not to be shaken by rudeness or incivility. Let her first lesson be, with sweet Susan Walsingham, to reverence her sex.

THE PETITION.

About sixty thousand operatives in the United Statrs make the following representation, praying that the condition of certain individuals of their class may be ameliorated.

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representa

tives in Congress assembled, and to the Sovereign People :

1. We, the constituents of the English language, whose names and origin, characters and duties, are 80 faithfully exhibited in Johnson's, Webster's, and

Worcester's Dictionaries, would respectfully represent, that many of us have received the kindest treatment from our employers, from time immeinorial.

2. Some thousands of us, indeed, might die of idleness, were it possible, having nothing to do but to sleep, being shut up in the dormitory of a dictionary, or in some learned book which the great mass of the people never open.

3. But of this we do not complain. Nor do we account it much of an evil, that certain Yankees make us weary with the monstrously long drawl with which they articulate us.

4. But we do complain that certain of our brethren are exceedingly abused, and made wretched, by some thousands, and perhaps millions, of the citizens of the United States.

5. Their piteous groans have shocked our ears; their sufferings have pained our sympathizing hearts for many years. We can endure no longer; we must speak.

6. We come, then, supplicating you to take measures for the relief of the sufferings of those of our number whose names and particular subjects of complaint shall now be enumerated.

7. Arithmetic, that accurate calculator, indispensable to this mighty and money-making nation, grievously complains that he is obliged to work for thousands without the use of A head, and deprived of one of his two o's. Here is a picture of his mutilated form : Rethmetic!

8. T seems to suit the constitution of Priests ; and they always want t once, at least, in every one of their feasts. Pray tell us why they should be deprived of so simple, and in many cases, so necessary, a beverage as t. Deprived of their t, the Pries s always hiss their disapprobation.

9. If t is deemed an unwholesome beverage; if it is a proscribed article, then permit us most respectfully to ask, why it is forced upon some constitutions which cannot bear it?

10. Why is Attacked, that important character which figures so gloriously in all military operations, forced by many to use more t, than his constitution will admit?

11. He cannot perform his operations, you know, at all, without the use of t, twice, every time he is attacked. But why force it upon him three times ? This causes a change in his constitution and appearance which he cannot comfortably bear. Just see how Attacked is altered by more t, than he wants : Attack-ted.

12. There is another poor fellow who has a similar affliction - Across. He is forced to the use of t, when his constitution cannot bear it at all. See what a spectacle a little t makes of him: Acrosst.

13. Oil, you all know, has a disposition smooth to a proverb; but he is, to say the least, in great danger of losing his fine, easy temper, by being treated in the altogether improper manner that you here behold: lle! Ile! Poor Oil has been for centuries crying out, “0! 0! 0!as loudly and roughly as his melodious but sonorous voice will permit; but they will not hear; they still call him, lle! lle!

14. Quench, that renowned extinguisher, whom all the world can't hold a candle to, is himself very much put out, now and then, from this cause : Some people permit that crooked and hissing serpent, S, to get before him, and coil round him, while he is in the hurry of duty, as you here see: Squench. And sometimes they give him a horrid black i; thus, Squinch.

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1. Sauce has a good many elements in him, and, above all, a proper share of self-respect. He thinks he has too much spice and spirit to be considered such a flat as this indicates : Sass. 2. Saucer complains that he is served the same

Between them both, unless there is something done, there may be an overflow of sauciness to their masters.

3. Scarce is not a very frequent complainant of any thing; but he is now constrained to come forward, and pour out more plentifully than common. He complains that certain Nippies, both male and female, and hosts of honest imitators, call him Scurce, thinking it the height of gentility. He will detain you no longer, for he prefers to be always Scarce.

4. Lie, that verb of so quiet a disposition by nature, is roused to complain that his repose is exceedingly disturbed in the following manner : Almost the whole American nation, learned as well as unlearned, have the inveterate habit of saying, Lay, when they mean, and might say, Lie.

Lay down,” and “lay abed," and "let it lay,! is truly a national sin against the laws of grammar. Lie modestly inquires whether even the collegelearned characters would not be benefited by a few days' attendance in a good common school.

6. We admit that Lie is rather inclined to indolence, and has a very strong propensity to sleep; but he would not be kept in perpetual dormancy for the lack of use. Please to employ him on all proper occasions, not when he stands or comes, but whenever he lies, in your way.

7. Potatoes, those benevolent personages who are constantly engaged in furnishing food for the hun

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