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ANECDOTE OF DR, GOLDSMITH. gentleman, when calling for some

body to take his horse and lead him Dr. GOLDSMITH discovered at a to the stable, he alighted, and was very early period signs of genius shewn into the parlour, being suppotirat engaged the notice of all the sed to be a guest come to visit the friends of the family, and at the age master, whom he found sitting by a of seven or eight evinced a natural good fire. This gentleman immedi. instance of his early vit is handedately perceived Oliver's mistake; instance of his early wit is handed and being a man of humour, and als

so learning from him the name of A large company of young people his father (who happened to be his were assembled one evening at hi acquaintance), he encouraged his deuncle's, and Oliver, then but ninc ception. Oliver accordingly called years old, was required to dance about bin, ordered a good supper, hornpipe; a youth playing at the and generously invited the master, same time on a fiddle. Being but his wife and daughters to partake of newly recovered from the small-possit, treated them with a boitle or two by which he was much disfigured, of wine, and ut going to bed, ordered and his figure being short and thick, a hot cake to be prepared for his the musician (very archly, as he sup- breakfast : nor was it till his deparposed) compared him to Æsop dan- ture, when he called for his bill, ihat cing ; and still harping on this idea, he found he had been hospitably enwhich he conceived to be very bright, tertained in a private house! the laugh was suddenly turned against him by Oliver's stopping short in the dance with this retort-:“Our herald hath proclaim'd this saying, See Æsop dancing and his monkey playing."

“LORD sober, my dear ; This smart reply decided his fortune, said her ladyspip to her friend by for from that time it was determined way of introducing him." How old to send him to the university. With do you take my lord to be?” whis. this view he was removed to the pered her ladyship as she saw her school of Ashton, and from thence, friend's eye fixed upon the tremblius after remaining two years, to Edge-hand which carried his tea-cup to his worthyton, distant about twenty miles lips.—“l'll lay you a wager," confrom his home.

tinued she, aloud."I'll lay your In his last journey to this school birth-night dress, gold-fringe, and he had an adventure which is thought yellow laurel wreaths into the barto have suggested the plot of his gain, that you don't guess right.”.

Mistakes of a Night.' Some friend “I hope you don't think of going had given him a guinca, and in his to this birth-night, my lady !" said way tor:Edgeworthyton he had di- his lordship. verted himself the whole day by view “I'll give you six guesses, and I'll ing the gentlemen's seats on the road, bet, you don't come within sixteen until at the fall of night he found ycars," --pursued her ladyship, still himself 'in a small town named Ar-looking at her female friend. dah. Here he enquired for the best. You cannot have the new carriage house in the place (mcaning an inn), you have bespoke," said his lordship. but being understood too literally, he will you do me the honour to at-, was shewn to the house of a private tend to me, my lady."

A FASHIONABLE MATRIMONIAL

BREAKFAST

Thesi, iny dear, you won't yen; the most animated desire to proroke ter to guess,” said 'her ladyshlp:Go on, my lady-all I desire is, (vilout honouring her lord with the that you should go 016-Hsalicsť portion of' her attention will be trueh obliged to you, and I * Well

, I believe you are right-forfani sure, no shall I-Go on, my ladly, certainly you would guess him to be-go on--gooir, and you'll cblige sisud sixty, instead of six and thir-me.** !!! ty-Bot then he can drink more than “ I never will oblige you my lord, an two-legged animal ir his majes, that you may depend upon;" cried ty's dominions; and you know that her ladyship, with a look of indig. s an advantage which is rell'worth nant contempt. twenty or thirty years of a man's life IIis lordship whistled, rang for his -especially to persons, who have no horses, and looked at his nails with other chance of distinguishing them- a smile. selves." “If some people had distinguish

FOREIGN LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. ed themselves a little less in the world,”—retorted his lordship, “it A complete edition of Drydens works would have beeu well.".

with a life and critical notes, by Walter “ As well !how flat..?"

Scott, Esq. and a superb cdition of Ju. “Flatls, then, I have to inform at the commencement of the year. Geo

nius' Letters were publishing in London you, my lady, that I will neither be graphical Deliniations, oroa compendi: contradicted, nor laughed at youlous, view of the natural and political understand me. It would be as well, state of all parts of the Globe, by Dr. flat or not fiat, my lady, if your lady: Aikin, was published at London in Janship would attend more to your own

Juary

Mr. Moore, the translator of the Odes conduit, and less to others."

of Anacreon, is preparing for publication, 6. Tutui va veti slordstabilitato dalyet thes, Qus'allol means, if he means any thing-Alother Poems, written chiefly during ap fropcam-my dear did you not tell absence of fourteen months from Eng: me .C-His coming to town?

land.

ti A' volume of Poems by Robert Bloom you have never seen him ? Wéil field. was newly ready for publication iia I'll describe him to you by negatives. January He is not a man, who ever says any The family of the late Lord Nelson thing flat-He is not a man, who have selected a gentleman of high rece must be wound up with half-a-dozen spectability to write the life of their il

lustrious relative. bottles of champaign before he can i Mr. Lewis's tragedy of Adelgitha; or go. He is not a man, who, when the fruits of a single Error, is now in-re he does go, goes wrong, and won't hearsal at Drury-lane. The seenery and be set right. He is not a man whose decorations will be splendid. Master whole consequence, if he were mar-Mrs. Powell have prominent characters

Betty, Mr. Elliston, Mr. Barrymore and ried, would be so desperately afraid

: A new British Theatre containing all of being governed by his wife, that the plays now acted, with remarks biohe would turn gambler, jockey, or graphical and critical, by Mrs. Inchbald, sot, merely to show, tha the could and embellished with portraits of authors govern himself.”

&c. is now publishing in weekly num. “Ge on, my lady," said his lord

bers. Longman and others. ship, who had been in vain attempt

DOMESTICK.

Munroe and Francis of this town have tng to balance a spoon on the edge just published a very neat edition of of his tea-cup during the whole of Aikin's Letters to a young Lady, on e this speech, which was delivered with course of English Poetry.

Tie same printers are publishing an! The expenses, which this arrangeelegant edition of Southey's Madoc. It

ment occasions, have induced the will be issued in forty five nunbers, the proprietors to increase the price of first of which is just published.

John West and Oliver C. Greenleaf, future subscription to three dollars Booksellers, propose to publish by sub-per, annum; faithful to their original scription, the works of Edmund Burkc, contracts they shall continue it for one from the press of Carlisle. The fifth number of the Polyanthos, the former terms.

year to their present subscribers on

The advertise tembellished with a portrait of Bernard, the favourite son of Momus, is just issu- ments will be struck off on a separate ed from the press of T. Buckingham. sheet, entirely unconnected with the

The Monthly Anthology:& Boston Re, paper, which shall be exclusively deview for Aprit, was published yesterday voted to subjects of literature and

The Panoplist, of the Christian’s Ar: morality, interesting and original. mory, No. 11, just published by E.Cotton

In making this new arrangement NOTICE.

the proprietors hope they shall not The last Boston MAGAZINE an+

|be deserted by their former friends. nounced the intention of the proprietl "Tán Wanderer continues with them. tors to present future numbers on an To say more yould be superfluous...

enlarged plan. The paper of this EMILIUS too seldom employs a pen evening is the commencement of a which, like a kech lancet, cuts without

3... new series executed agreeably to that placerating in intimationThe superior convéni: we hope he will not forget us who hare

LAMOR has a high claim to our praise. ence of its present form will prevent not forgotten him. the alteration from being considered Why is B*** silent. On the world's as the effeet of capriciousness, and wide stage subjects of criticism may be the facility it affords of extending found, though the professional actor has, their original and selected articles for a lime, laid aside the buskin. will ensure for the proprietors

if notte. In our early numbers designat. praise, at least an apology. In al- ed essays whicho

possessed the glow of teriøg the formyit has been consider, after point to a new

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genius. May we not löpe-it will here. ed expedient to change the title, ana the Boston MAGAZINE will herealAmong the prose writers whore, sinigʻle fér' be known to its patron'st by the sure, we númber Prospera, L... name of THE EMERALD. von a and Alonzo. Their forire coumuniname adopted merely for distinction cations will be received with attention no reshark need ibe hazarded, yet if Pollko is a favourite of the muses, any should inquire the cause of the and we are happy that his stores are tot alteration it will be found in the con- yet exhausted

Florio and LEANDEZ tog háve gathwell known proposition ered

sprigs of laurel from mount Parthat-s there is much virtue ma pane, nassas. The proprietors have assurance that has sung but seldom this note stiri THE Enerudbyshall be polished by vibratesim our eard the labours of the learned, and occa

Has HONORA hung her barp on the

gode 7+ HIT 2 sionally glitter with the gaiety of wit, We are in love with the VILLAGE and they trust it will be found wortLASS. . We hope she may feel the inthy to shine as one anyong the gems, spiration of spring, and often delight which sparkle in the regalia of liter- with her melody. aturex1.They will only answer for its

- In our list of correspondents we would being deally set and making a plea- Are we not favourites of the fair? We

proudly inscribe more female names, sant appearance to the eye. ' 5*** will endeavour to deserve their smiles.

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For the Emerald.

Which .sereen'd him from the fast irg. THE WISDOM OF PROVIDENCE./'Tis here, he cry'd, this generous wood

*pending flood.

} if will show AN APOLOGUE.....From Gellert."

That goodness, which the gods would

not bestow. ! God! thy ways inscrutable to man, But as the words yet trembled on his all mortals e'er presume thy name to tongue, scan!

Up from the brakes a hidden robber Shall a frail worin, both impotent and sprung, blind,

By instant terror and by fear impel'd Defects in thy administration find? Again he ventur'd in the stormy field, Misteriously does God his gifts disclose, Mean while the enemy prepares his dart, Ha gires us blessings, when he sends us|And aims the deadly, arrow at his heart. woes.

The rain had moisten'd and relax'd the Az, by a latent power; rules earth and string, skies,

The weapon, armd with death, refus'd and all our griefs are blessings in dis 'to wing, guise. is

The trav'ler, who expects the fatal blow, A trav’ller once, amidst a stormy rain, Escapes uninjur'd from the dangerous su'd his journey o'er a lengthen'd foe. plain,

illin

And as he went, tremendous from the foarse thunders roaring, roll along the

skies, skies,

A voice is heard--and thus the angel and livid lightnings flash before his eyes, cries; humble cots, nor distant shades im- « Think on the providence, the power of part

heaven ; gleam of hope junto the poor Man's “Evil and good by bim are justly, giyen ; heart,

“ The storm you curst with wicked de, wag against warring elements be

precation strore,

" Has been the reason of your preserva. I tired with patience, thus he call?d

tion. on Jove.

“ Had not the string been slacken'd mighty Jore, Ogreat and thund'ring

by the rain,
Lord,

“Stretch'd on the cold, th' inhospita-
shelter, e'er so wretched, pray af ble plain,
ford !"

“ You wonid ere this, a lifeless corse I still the travoller as he onward trod,

have lain.” ceiv'd no friendly answer from the

POLLIO. God. grows unhappy and is discontent, i he asks is not directly sent.is

For the Emerald. 1 f... has thus with him, who, cross and pe

TO DISAPPOINTMENT. vish, cry'd, is thus the gods with ostentatious Keen is thy dart, and deep the wound pride,

That rankles in the tender breast ; shoun touri sacrifice is daily giving When aim'd by thee, the barbed shaft,', cern themselves with nought below Deprives the gentle soul of rest: the heavin,

To blast the opening bud of Hope, then we call for their assisting aid, Destroy its fragrance, and its bloom of omnipotence, this great parade To intercept the rays.of Joy, with our sufferings themselves a And shroud them in the thickest) musco

gloom,
lu! Til

T 1856 of all our pray’rs thein aid reIs thy delight; thy blisss supreme; I

Yet not uncheck d thy cruel.powert puch fatigued be reach'd the Philosophy can calm the mind, auct distant wood

And tranquillize the anguish'd how ;

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TO THE MOOX.

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And Retrospection's pleasing view ITIIE ARABIAN MAID'S INVOC ATIC

Can every present grief assuage, When mild Benevolence has shed, Mer beams divine on Memory's page. Propitious moon? whose peacek

beams. Thus ever be thy spell destroy'd, "And thus disárm'd thy pointed dart; Sip at the Nile's prolifick streams,

O'er Theban deserts strays Aird never may thy sceptre waveg,

Anil, midst the whirlwind play, Despotick o'er the feeling heart,

Attend, and grant a virgins pray'r ; The Village Lass. Her tithid wishes hear :

Take my'Alcanzer to my care,

His lonely footsteps cheer.
SELECTED

While o'er the desert, dark and wide

He treads the dangerous way,
ODE TO SPRING.., Be thy bright orb his certain guide,

Until returning day.
GREEN-RODED Goddess! fair anul young, From where the sanguine lions prowl
From Venus and Apollo sprung i Direct his feet.apight; 1: !!!
Blue-eyed, lily-bosom'd fair !

Nor let the fierce hyena's howling With smiling lips, and flowing hair, Add horrors to the night. Come, with all thy festive hours, Where not a shrub, where not a spin Drest in coronets of flowers,

Of grass is seen to grow, * Suck as thy on April Alings

1 Where nature. breathes destructive's From his dew-impearled wings:

And where. no fountains flow,
Vilets, cowslips, and the rose,

Let thy cool'rays refresh the air,
That yellow in the meadow grows, And spicy breezes bring ;
Show drops pure, and tilies pale, bir

And let my lover, by thy care,
That love to linger in the vale :)
Come, and from those swimming eyes. There may he rest on banks of balm,

Explore the secret spring.
Where Cupids lurk, and rapture lies,
Scatter glories o'er the earth,

And from the dimpid stream

The burning heat within him.calm, Such as may awake to birth

While basking in thybeam;
Every loitering fower that dwells
Closed wilkin their icy cells.

25H While round the patient camels kner Hither turn thy buskin'd feet, is

Forgetful of their toil,

The noon-day blaze no more they fee Haste, thy Zephyrus to meet,

Nor from their loads recoil. And with him deliglated rove Thro' every wood and every grove s910 Then shall he gaze with grateful min Bidding bird awake

Upon thy radiant face ; gits-im delp or brake,"i? Think on the maid he left behind,

Aná all his steps retrace: Spring! for thee, with looks elate, The youths implore, the maidens wait ; Till, lull'a by softest 'scents that move And every plant, and every tree,

On zephyrs through the air,
Sighs, and buds, and droops for thee. He sinks to sleep, and dreams of lor
Sec! the lilack longs to pour,

His slumb'ring visions share.
O'er the green earth, her purple shower ;
And, waving o'er the fields, behold

EPIGRAM.
The soft liburnum's splendid gold SYLLA declares the world shall kno
Swells in vain, and pants to cast. That he's my most determin'd foe.
Her blossoms on the sounding blast : I wish himn wide the tale to spread;
While now the almond, blushing decp, For all that I from Sylla dread,
Wakens from her careless sleep,
And glowing, kindling, waits alone. Is lost the knare to serve some end

Should one day swear, that he's my fri Thy presente

to proclaim the known. 06 Hither haste! for oft I sigh

1 Fof April's carth, April's sky:

When first I saw.thee graceful move I pant to mark thy raried day, Ah me what meant my..throbl To bless thy smiles, to hail thy sway'; breast? Towander with thee through thy bowers, Say, soft confusion, art thou lore? Enjoy thy sun, and feel thy showcre, If lore thou art, then farewell rent!

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