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An Oxford and Cambridge manRise, fluttering in the air on callow once met in company, who held wings, different opinions concerning the And aim at insect-prey their little

stings." person of Christ ; one supposing

Botanic Garden, Part 2. Can. 3. v. 237. him to be God, the other to be only

The passage contains a great deal a man: of course, each thought the

of fine poetry, certainly. What a other a heretic. The former, with

pity that it should want common a serio-comical air, wrote the two following lines down, and present insects can get near enough to the

sense! For how is it possible that ing them to the latter, asked him, if he knew to whom they were ap- them, while the baleful effluvia from

young shoots to be destroyed by plicable.

the parent tree spreads so much Tu Judæ similis Dominumque Deum-wider, and arrests the distant fight

que negasti ; Dissimilis Judas est tibi-pænituit.

of the eagle. On reading the pas

sage in question, I was forcibly re. Englished. You, Judas like, your Lord and God minded of the ingenuity of denied ;

" The man who, contriving a hole thro' Judas, unlike to you, repentant sigh'd.

the wall, The latter instantly wrote down To admit his two cats, one great, t'oth.

er small, on the same piece of paper the fol

When a great hole was made for great lowing lines, and presented them with the same serio-comical air as Had a little one cut for the little cat

puss to pass thro', the other had done, meaning to lay too !" the whole emphasis on the word Tu. Tu simul et similis Judæ, Tu dissimi.

THEOCRITUS. lisque ;

The following line of this poet Judæ iterum similis sis, laqueumque has given occasion to a pleasant pair petas.

of verses. Englished. You are like Judas, and, unlike that Sweet is the pleasure of an empty kiss. elf,

On the above Line. Once more like Judas be, and hang Why is there so much pleasure in & yourself.

kiss ? Where lovers meet must be the point

of bliss ; A critic has taken occasion to in. And on the lips the purest sweets they troduce the subsequent lines from

share, the page of this elegant poet, with For Love is wont to make his nectry

there. the following remarks # Fierce in dread silence on the blasted heath,

The delightful description of a Dire Upas sits, the Hydra-tree of death Cotter's Saturday Night, by Burns, Steep'd in fell poison, as his sharp teeth has given occasion to an elegant

part, A thousand tongues in quick vibration picture by Mr. Smith,

“ But hark ! a rap comes gently to the Snatch the proud eagle towering o'er the heath,

Jenny, wba kens the meaning of the Or pounce the lion as be stalks beneath. Châin'd at his root two Scion-demons Tells how a neebor lad came o'er the

dweil, Breathe the faint hiss, or try the shril. To do some errands and convoy her ler yell;




dart ;

door ;

same i


The wily mother sees the conscious morning he regales in a warm milk flame

[cheek: bath, perfumed with almond powd. Sparkle in Jenny's ee, an Aush her Wi heart-struck anzious-care, enquires buttered muffin, and afterwards re

er, where he takes his coffee and a his name ; While Jenny haflins is afraid to tires to his bed ; he rises about nine, Weel pleas?d the mother hears its nae and breakfasts on coffee au lat, with wild worthless rake,

new-laid eggs, just parboiled ; at Wi' kindly welcome jenny brings eleven, he is presented with two

him ben, A strappan youth ; he takes the moth- warm jellies and rusques ; at one he er's eye ;

cats a véal cullet @ la Maintenon; Blythe Jenny sees the visit's no ill at three, jellies and egg? ; at five, a taeon;

(and key. cup of chocolate and rusques ;-at The father cracks o’horses, ploughs, half after seven, he takes a hearty

The poet has painted this, scene dinner from his seasoned dishes, with most interesting simplicity, and makes suitable libations of claret and the painter has transferred his and Madeira ;-al ten, tea, coffee, ideas to the canvas, in a character and muffins ;-at twelve sups on a istic and attractive composition, roasted poulet, with a plentiful dilu. marked with truth and narrative.- tion of lime punch ;-at one in the The figure of Jenny is modest and morning, he retires to bed in high attractive, and beams with rural spirits, and sleeps until three, when beauty, unalloyed by meretricious his man cook, to a moment, waits. ornaments. The parents have that upon him in person with a hot sasober, prudent, and serious cast, vory veal cutlet, which, with a porwhich marks a large portion of the tion of wine and water, prepares peasantry of North-Britain ; the him for his future repose, that conyoung man has a consciousness, and tinues generally uninterrupted until the colouring of the whole is natural the morning summons to his lactean and pleasing:

bath. In this routine of living comforts are in the four and twenty

hours invariably divided; so that if A modern writer gives the follow- his Grace does not know with Sir, ing enumeration of the expressions Toby Belch; “ that our life is comof a female eye : the glare, the posed of the four elements,” he stare, the leer, the sneer, the in vi- knows at least, with Sir Andrew tation, the defiance, the denial, the Aguecheek, " that it consists in consent, the glance of love, the eating and drinking." flash of rage, the sparkling of hope, the languishment of softness, the

A MOTHER TO HER DAUGHTER, GOsquirt of suspicion, the fire of jealousy, and the lustre of pleasure.

You are now, my beloved child Live!

about to leave those arms which

have hitherto cherished you, and If the duke of Q- does not ex- directed your every step, and, at tend bis life to a still longer period, length, conducted you to a safe, it will not be for culinary comforts, happy, and honourable protection, and those other succulent arts by in the very bosom of love and beliwhich longevity is best promoted, our. You must be no longer the His Grace's sustenance is thus dai-flighty, inconsiderate, haughty, pasly administered i-At scyen in the sionate girl, but ever, with rever








ence and delight, have the merit of inal is that sovereign, who, when your husband in view. Reflect how' elevated to a throne, does not cause vast the sum of your obligation to the streams of his bounty to flow the man, who confers upon you towards those citizens who were the independence, distinction, and, above companions of his youth! Diocleall felicity.

tian thought not about Dalmatia, Moderate then, my beloved child, till old age, infirmities and misforyour own private expences, and tunes made him remember that he proportion your general expendi- was a man before he was an empeture to the standard of his fortune, ror ; and he came, in his distress, or rather bis wishes.

to seek an asylum in those regious, I fear not that, with your educa- which he had forgotten in the hour tion and principles, you can ever of his grandeur. This was his forget the more sacred duties, so' crime to eis native country ; howsoon to be your sphere of action,' ever, after having abdicated the Remember the solemnity of your empire, and resumed the situation vows, the dignity of your character, of a private citizen, he at last rethe sanctity of your condition. You tired; and then he showed himself are amenable to society for your ex. greater than he had on the throne. ample, to your husband for his hon- Hither he brought the same taste our and happiness, and to heaven for building, which he had so much itself for those rich talents inti usted indulged during his reign; and he, to your care and your improvement;, who had covered Nicomedia with and though, in the maze of pleasure, circusses, palaces, and temples ; or the whirl of passion, the ciuties who tra surrounded the empire of the heart niay be forgoiien, re- with fortresses; and who had erectmember, my darling girl, there is a ed in Rome those celebrated baths, record which will one day appear in the very ruins of which, at the presterrible evidence against us for our ent day, excite our admiration ; least omission.

when he had relinquished the reins

of the government of the world, CHARACTER OF DIOCLETIAN. built the immense palace of Spa.

If education had refused him the lathro. In that place, the last of amiable virtues of a Trajan, and his works, this man, truly great and the philosophy of Marcus Aurelius, heroical, starved himself to deate, nature had lavished on him the qua-' at the age of sixty-eight, to escape lities requisite for a ruler. The the poignards of his successors, memory of Diocletian has been as- whom he himself had raised to the persed: but it is singular, that he summit of fortune. has never been accused of the only crine that can be clearly proved a The MORNING CALLS have been gainst him, viz. an indifference to made to some purpose. We hope the his country, or rather a positive en- gentleman will introduce us to more of mity towards it; for such, in fact,

his fair acquaintance. was his assignment of it to Galerius of his subject, requires more time for

APPELLANT, from the importance Cæsar, the vilest of men. · How examination than we have yet had to much to be pitied is that man, whose bestow. eyes, during the course of a long Our respected friend in a neighbor. life, are never turned, with tender ing state will not think his communica.

tion neglected because it is delayed. emotions, to the place where they We reserve it for a favourable opportufirst saw the light! And how crim-Inity of presenting it to advantage.





For the Emerald.

Or when the shades surround the wes KNOWLEDGE.

ry globe,


And from his mansion stalks the dusky Know then thyself, presume not God to Then trace the planets in their distant


(pole The proper study of mankind is inan."

And know each star that glitters to the

Fly thro' that concave, that unfix'd :Men may have the greatest skill in sci. bode,

ence, aud yet be ignorant of this most im. Big with the mighty wonder of a God, portant learning. As all have not that Where forky lightnings shoot their liv. force of genius necessary to natural sci

id fire,

(pire. ence, and as all may obtain the know. And worlds resounding in the flash es. ledge of themselves. An invitation to Know all these things-then view dy the same. In order to self knowledge mighty breast, [confest

. we must know, 1st. what creatures eve So long unknown, and see the durce now are, as composed of soul and body. Look thro' the world, survey the vast 2d. what we shall be. Conclusion of the profound,

(round, part.

See giddy mortals tread th' enchanting

March on secure to pleasures highLET sylvan bards assume the plaintive


God. theme, Charm ev'ry grove, or paint the gliding Philander leave them to the short live

Despise their reason and forget their stream ; In mantuan strains the echoing forests glow, move,


An hour of pleasure, but an age of woe. While ev'ry shade resounds Almighty Despise the treasures of the distant pole Let daring poets catch a Homer's fire, and know the secret actions of your And grow immortal, as. his atrains in. soul. spire :

Let Newton's genius born to endless I draw a scene, where daring fancy fies, fame,

(plain : Thro' tracts unknown, and claims, her Mount to the sky and skim-th' ethereal native skies.

Bind fast the planets in their mazy How lab'ring thought, in devious mazes. spheres,

(stars. runs,

Fly with the sun, and trace the distant Until self-knowledge all thy care be- Let lofty Milton take his tovring flight, comes :

Parent of song, and tread the realios of 'Till spurning sense, she takes the light: heavenly road,

Whose lofty genius hail'd the rising Basks in the beams, and finds her ma. shore,

[before ker God.

And dar'd to fly thro' tracts unknow) Ah! go vain wretch, where sportive. Most of mankind for meaner ends de Fancy leads.

sign'd, Mount with the sun, and scorn the Have not that genius, that exalted mind. humbler meads.

“ To know himself," the meanest may When from the shade, peeps forth the


(psin purple dawn,

Nor toil with anguish, nor receive with Smiles v'er the fields, & blushes o'er Come follow then, nor dread the opt. the lawn;

ing scene,

(serede Or when the rosebuds hail the solar But learn this knowledge with a mind rays,

Mark, impious sceptic, mark the tender Imbibe the dews & flourish in the blaze; frame,

[vein Then search the treasures with a pier. The crimson torrent gush thro ev'ry cing eye,

Thy body frail, with vast attention nurst, And let all nature's works expanded lie. Born of the clay, and native of the dust. Descend those depths, where secret But then within a nobler being shines,

treasures shine, [minc. Which spurning earth, to nobler realms And trace the wonders of the glowing inclines.

the stage,

to see

Thought to assist, and judgment to | Doom'd to affliction, misery and pain, control,

(whole. For why did he that's infinitely wise, Chat each may act subservient to the Fix thee on earth, & keep thee from the ilind to the future, see a Linnet play,


(globe, Jor mind the torments of a distant day: What part assign'd a mortal on the Vith gaudy plumes extend her spor. The gaze of men, of angels, and of God! tive wing,

(spring. | 'Tis to behave like one that's truly wise, haunt to the grove, & warble to the Of noble blood & native of the skies. et when the fowler takes a deadly aim, Tell me, my soul, if charma'd with ev'ry he charms the ear, and moves the


[a day : melting strain ;

Pleas'd with the short liv'd pleasures of SIl struck at once, she feels destruc- | Thou lose thy reason at the sumptuous tion nigh,

feast, ind breathes in music her last heart. | And drop thy noble image in the beast; drawn sigh.

Dost thou behave like one that's truly fut in thy frame you find a nobler pow'r,


(skies. orm'd to attend, aad leave the fatal Spurn his frail earth, & dwell in yonder hour.

Live then as thou with pleasures will Irutes in a year, to full perfection fly.

survey, abor awhile, then pine away, and die. When worlds shall languish, nature's Han's faculties expand thro' ev'ry age, self decay. und still succeed, when man departs But know, self knowledge ends not here, 'ransplanted then to some far happier What now we are, but what we soon clime,

shall be.

(ments dread : They still shall flourish and in glory Enlarge the thought nor distant mo. shine.

Yet 'tis forbid with cautious eye to 'rom strength to strength, proceed with


[teries strange, ample gain,

Thro' scenes unknown before, & mysuccessive glow, and lighten to a flame. Oh! will some ghost the unknown tale ee'st thou yon cherub near the throne

explain, of God,

What 'tis to die, & agonize in pain. hat shines conspicuous in his high a. No, they retire ; a sulien, pensive gloom bode :

Surrounds the sable horrors of the tomb: i period shall arrive when raised on

Fix'd there our jarring wishes to conhigh, [sky. trol,

(soul. 'hy soul shall leave him in a lower

And check the anxious breathings of the come then, my soul, despise terrestial Compose thy thoughts then, view the toys,

distant plan, ind set thy thoughts on

A future death bed, and the fall of man. alted joys.

How will it be, my soul, when from this eave giddy mortals to the pomp of clay, state,

Emerging swift, thou meets eternal day 'ord to command and eager to be great. When trembling on the confines, thou Think on thyself," a distant age survey,

must try, Vhen tbou wast .nothing but the viler A distant region, & an unknown sky. clay.

(the clod ? / When naked, unembodied thou must go Vho form’d this noble structure from To worlds of pleasure, or to realms of Ind fis'd a mortal in this dark abode ?

(tomb, 'was not thyself. That first, eternal | This body dies, and, in the pensive pow'r,

[adore : Must lodge awhile, encircled by the Vhom angels worship, & whom worlds gloom,

(fore, 'was he that call's thee from thy native But thou must go to realms untried be. dust,

To live forever on the distant shore. Vhen lifeless matter into being burst. Ah ! think my soul, when fate shall give 'was he, my soul, that these immortal

the nod,

(God; made,

[shall fade : And groaning nature own the coming Iorn to survive, when suns & worlds When all those worlds that sweep the "lac'd thee a stranger in this mortal

etherial plain, frame,

And all yon stars shall a flamo;

more ex


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