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FOR THE EMERALD.
Such airy reel ani rigadoon
No dancing bear had ever shewn :
His easy step, his agile bound,
They thougltno brute conld e'er excel
This curious cub in dancing well ; . II ow foolishly appears the swain,
Procuring thas, such great renown, Vho strives the public praise to gain, His fame increas'd thro' all the town.. By boldly practising those arts,
But who can wear excess of praise ? The most repugnant to his parts?
It brings us pridle, and then betrays. Among this blind courageous crew,
His head, too fiery in the cause, Who Fame's aerial flight pursue,
Like man’s, grow giddy with applausė. None is more vain than he who tries,
His bosom burn'd to quit his chain, On Humout's waren wings to rise.
And seek his native woods again ;
The chance he found one lucky day, O Pleasantry! capricious maid, Why dost thou man's embrace evade ? | Arriv'd at home, the bears attend,
The collar slipp'd, and skulk'd away ; Say how his siit may be sustain'd?
And greet their long lamented friendSay by what task the favour's gaind? skal he secure thy grateful smiles,
He stops-was ever bear so blest,
When thus the feelings of his breast By constant toil, or mystic wiles ? You oft the bold and learned spurn,
An utterance found ? "Too long dis. And now the vulgar serve your turn,
grace Thou here and there like lightning fly. Such aukward actions we display,
Hath stigmatis'd our clumsy race ; est,
(est. That monkies hiss us on the way : The farthest off, when jnåg'd the nigh. But scorn and slander shall subside, Methinks I see thee now advance, With Trumbull leading up the dance: I now appear to polish you,
And flippant ape's no more deride. TO Yankee tune tliy, feet are heard,
(Thanks are to my exertions due) Around the pole to freedom rear’d. But now, more bumble in thy choice, I boast a finish'd education :
Long living with the two-leggd nation, Thou deign'st t'inspire à Yorick's
By my example then improre, voice,
Nor be despis'd throughout the grove, (With epic rige engag'd no more)
You shall acquire each nimble feat, . * To set the table in a roar.” At length more captious grown dost Forthwith consent to copy me."
And dancing render you complete. scorn,
He said, and caper'd found a tree. The incense to thine altar borne ;
They prais'd his parts.-The general And our petitions tira to sport,
roar, As those in office do at court?
Infam'd his heart to shine the more. With vigour, all thy smile pursue ; And who attain it? 'Very few.
Then up the tree he mounts a main,
The branches scarce his weight snstain, But who their talents here misplace,
Till long success had made him bold; Receive derision and disgrace.
The feeble limb rives way-behold ! A country boy, with art and care Poor,vain, 2mbitious, thoughtless Bruin, Had caught and tamil a certain bear, With horrid clash, and inighty ruin, And taught him many humorous tricks, Falls headiong down - blood streams To stand upright and leap o'er sticks.
around, Once on a day be sought a stone ; He rolls his eyes, and bites the ground. The surface broad and smoothly shone ; Thus have I known an aukward boy, Here stood the beast for all t'admire, A partial parent's only joy, The swain beneath conveys the fire ; Who, (so tardy was his genius,) bred, Soon as the unsuspected heat,
Much like the bear of whom you read, Attacks our surly Bruin's feet, With every requisite anfit: lle marches round with quicken'd pace, Attempt to climb the height of wit, And springs at length from place to Till some sad joke, misquoted o’er, place.
Trundles him down to risc no inore.
For the Emerald
For the Emerald THE MORNING MORALIZED.
Whey Frank, to view the charms of ACBORA's breath, like spices sweet,
Across the meadows bent his way,
The Swallow brush'd the sparkling lawn To welcome in the nexy born day.
The Thrush bis yielding mate caress'd, To greet the cheerful dappled dawn, TheLambs the verdant herbage pressidy The feather'd songsters sweetly sing, And Nature had'd the rosy morn. Who always to the rising morn,
Frank pluck'd the lilly from its' stem, Their ever grateful incense bring.
And shook from ev'ry How'r å gem ; "Tis thus the saint from worldly care, Each 'scene a new delight would bring
Ere Phæbus yet begins the day The Eagles rapid wing he spy'd,
_The easiest recompcace we pay! “O that it always would be Spring.
The Spring with half her sweets reO'er the dark world his blessing sheds, tir'd, The meaner stars and moon retire, A Summers's eve his bogom fir'd,
Secreting their indignant heads. And o’er the fields again he stray'd ; Though Falsehood may, like shades of The Sun waś sinking in the west, night,
The Lark was cow'ring to her nest, Seclude the truth with clouds malign: And round his heart new transports Etherial TRUTH with beams of light;
play'dh, Like Phæbus will forever shine.. He view'd the day's departing beam, How grand; where Sol begins to rise as thwart it glanc'd upon the stream, Appears the east with saffron hue ;
And listenid to the Linnet's lay ; For while he gilds the orient skies,
Ten thousand beauties charin'd his His beams exhale the liquid dew.
sight; Tis thus that FRIENDSHIP kind and
A gain he cry'd, with fresh delight,
“ That Summer would but always stay!" meek, Where sad affliction's woes appear,
Time roll'd his ball-the Summer fled, Will gently from the griet-worn check And Autumn came by Ceres led, Exhale away the pearly TEAR.
To crown her season with her lore: Unable to withstand the light,
Her horn the goddess fill'd display'd!,
When Frank, who saunter'd o'er tho Where chaos and confusion are, These horrid VAPOURS of the night
Felt rising pleasures as before. In misty clouds with shame repair. lyhen heaven-born knowledge froin the And thought its purple stream divine ;
He snateh'd" the cluster from its vine, skies, On Truth its ray divinely throws,
The blushing Peach new warm'd his
heart ; Tis thus, th at shameful IGNORANCE The Pear a'new desire imflamd,
fies, To chaos and Ciinmerian woes.
The Plun ke tasted and exclaim'd
“That Autumn never would depart !" Thro' all the darkness of the night, SOL does at length his pow'rs display, On-ice-tip?d wings he skims the plains,
At length the brumal monarch reigns, All glorious, clad in rays of light,
And howls like Rapine's yell for blood!
Fair Virtue shudders in the gloom. And sets his seal upon the flood.
Yet, mid these dreary scenes the boy'
Felt still his bosom glow with joy, What tho’in baleful grief array’d.
And thought such bliss he'd tasted tray dejected Virtue find,
*^! never ! Yet like the sun, the heav'nly maid, When skating o'er the pool he sighs, With rapture - breaks upon the While pleasure sparkles in his eyes, > mind."
POLLIO. That Winter would but last forever!"
Let the world be malicious and envy
my bliss, VYMPH of the valley and the straw. And make of their comments no end : is roof'd cot,
At the frown of ill manners I heartily With placid eye and cheek of rosy hue, hiss, Sweet are the blessings of thy humble And seek in my bottle a friend. celot,
When spirits are ebbing, and morals To virtue friendly and to pleasure true!
run low, At early morn, when gweet the wood. And none will my conduct commend;
[grove On the mirth -hating herd I my venHas waken'd rapture in the vernal geance bestow, I've seen thee move with cheerful look And find in my bottle a friend. along,
[of love. Should the ear of niy mistress with Or pause to catch the tuneful notes
saucy disdain Within the field or on the grassy plain,
Refuse my soft tale to attend; While beauty smild and fragrant To hide my defeat and to soften my pain breath'd the gale,'
I seek in my bottle a friend. I've mark'd thee smiling by the patient No mortal would take such abundanec swain,
of pains, Beguiling labor with enlivening tale. My hazardous cause to defend, The rosy milk maid with her pail in For (to the last drop which its body hand,
Penelope tells her suitor Antinous to
make trial of the bow of Ulysses, and O'erbung with woodbines and with flow'rets gay,
if fate prove favorable, she may too. I've seen thee bless the love.inspiring
Antinous at length puts an end to 2 Where lisping infants mix in artless
fruitless suit with the following valeplay.
dictory: Charm'd by thy smile, awakening ten
Penelope farewel, I go der bliss,
To bend Ulysses' stubborn bow;
And never will Antinous ask
Of thee, O Jove, the harder task, budding charms.
To bend a woman's mind.
AMARANTHUS. And on the green, while mild the morn.
beams glow, And sweet the music of the pipes re. BELCHER & ARMSTRONG, Printers, suund;
No. 70, State-Street.....Boston.
those whose lot in life has comparatively exempted them from this
state of dependence, and view the FOR THE EMERALD.
power by which they command, or THE WANDERER, the wealth by which they purchase No. XXXVI.
every unlimited gratification, as give ing them a control over the chances
of time, and the accidents of life, INDEPENDENCE is considered so far different would the picture sapivaluable an acquisition that men fre- pear to us, if we could view it in a quently ruin themselves in attempts light that should not conceal its cleto obtain it. Nature, however, lias|fects noríactitiously magniíyits beatplaced us in situations where the ties. llappiness is more equally skill, science, arts, power or strength distributed. What is obtained by of our neighbors are so frequently power is lost by anxiety, and what requisite for our protection, that at- is gained by wealth, is destroyed tempts for independence are evi- again by care. The Emperor is dently designs against the establish- liberated from fears wlich barrass td laws of existence and the labor, the mis ble subject who wears like that of Sysiphus, is not only te- the livery of a slave, but he has te!cious and painful, but incessant and rors of another kind which power ineffectual. The dependence which cannot silence--he farcies treachery each one feels on those with whom in every look and finds disliones y circumstances have connected him, concealed in every bosom. TIe is so coincident with the principles modern Cresus may riot in the luxe of our nature, and so requisite for uriance of profusion, but though he the existence of a community, that is free from those alarms which attempts to destroy it are treason chill the breast of the mendicant, jei against the constitution of society. he distrusts the fidelity of those on
This dependence, however, has whom he must rely, and finds that its proper limits; it is as discon- extensive possessions give a wider nected from erery thing humiliat. extention to his cares. ing as it is from every thing arro The ambitious man despises the gant, add, while the consciousness humble level of ordinary life; he of relying on extraneous assistance would mount the ladder oferninence checks the ebullitions of pride, the to be gazed at by the world; his. reciprocality of power to confer be- spirit stoops not to obedience, be nefits prevents the meanness of ser- would lead the tributary passions of Vility.
the multitude and direct their zeai. Notwithstanding these considera-i to his personal glory. Do these tiofs, we are apt to regard with envy wishes free him from the shackles
of restraint? Does he emancipate of them and ought to meet the same his mind? Do the clouds on wliich acquiescence. Where there is no he would rise, gather at his orders urgent reason against conforming and move in obedience to his to prevailing habits, a good reason will? No. The most dependent exists for compliance; and the man being in the circles of society is the who sets his own ambitious man. In striving for opinions on such subjects, at varihonors he bends of necessity to the ance with prevailing taste, shews follies and caprice of mankind; sone more affectation and pride their men he must flatter, because their sound sense and discretion. There influence is extensive, and others is no more disagreeable character he must neglect because they are than the obstinate and captious man. enlisted with an opposite party, al. The man who mistakes pertinacity though by praising the first, the in error for the zeal of indepenmind sinks in its own estimation, dence, and refuses to comply with and in neglecting the last, merit the request of his friends, lest it must be sacrificed to policy. Nor should be considered as a mark of when, by the humiliation of noble servility; the man whose dogmatfeelings, the object of ambition is ical opinions are never permitted to attained, do the timely compliances change, lest it should argue the imof former times cease to be necessa- proper influence of others; who ry. To remain is as difficult as to boasts of difference in sentiment or rise ; to be secure on the eminence manners, as evidence of an criginal which opportunity has afforded the mind; who mistakes ecceistricity means of ascending, requires all the for genius, and confidence for conarts of a ballancing master, who viction : a man of this description bends his body into every direction (and the picture is not merely im. that the natural power of gravita- aginary) is a-most uncomfortable tion may not contribute to his fill. companion. The ignorance, which This is a charact :however, who conceals from him the impropriety is perfectly ignorant of dependence. of such conduct, extends to his conWho flatters himself that he moves versation, and tcazes with the affecby his own consequence, when most tation of superior understanding, probably he is borne like a balloon which is itself a declaration of the through the air and rises in propor- falsity of the claim. The little coure tion to his levity.
tesies of life, those social charities, Some men affect so thoroughly “ Which make man mild and sociable to despise any submission that to man," may be terined dependence, that have no operation within his bosom; they refuse compliance with the that accommodation of sentiment to established customs of the world, the disposition of his companions ; and pride themselves in that unac-that polite and engaging relinquish. commodating originality which dis- ment of designs to the wishes of dains to copy from others, either friendship, which, in small matters manners or fashion. This affecta- have so pleasing an effect on the tion of singularity is the discrder of heart, and that conciliating address, a weak mind.
which commands under the appeare To comply with the wishes or ance of submission, arc all equally the customs of those around us in unintelligible by a character of this matters of inferior consideration is kind. The fear of being governed, so greater hardship than we request' puts him to more inconvenience