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years; and that the ancients, pro- One from a prying bitch her race bevided there was a likeness in
trays, their similitude, did not much trou. Eager to know and learn the hidden ble themselves about the decency
ways, of the comparison. The satire or Who throws about her keen enquiriambics of Simonides, with which
ing eyes, I shall entertain my readers in the And barks for ever, though she nopresent paper, are a remarkable in
thing spies. stance of what I formerly advanced. Threaten, you'll not the more her The subject of this satire is wo
tongue restrain; man. He describes the sex in Knock out her teeth with stones, you their several characters, which he toil in vain : derives to them from a fanciful sup- The milder arts of soft persuasion try, position raised upon the doctrine of Yet, let her walk, or ride, or stand, pre-existence. He tells us, that or lie, the gods formed the souls of wo. Rings in your ears, by no remorse kept men out of those seeds and princi
back, ples which compose several kinds And still will ring th’ungovernable of animals and elements; and that clack. their good or bad dispositions arise in them according as such and This, for her husband's everlasting such seeds and principles predomi.
bane, nate in their constitutions."
Born of the earth, the angry gods or. These excellent remarks preclude
dain. the necessity of any further intro. Nor good, nor ill, this senseless crea. duction. If I need any apology ture feels, for presenting a translation of what Yet shows unequall'd judgment in is so avowedly contrary to bienseance, her meals; I hope it will be admitted that when And, when the sky descends in win: Mr. Addison has discovered so much try snows, force and such felicity of expres- Creeps nearer to the fire to warm her. șion as to deserve a literal version, toes. there must be enough of poetical merit to justify an attempt to pre. Now bring the sea-bred creature to serve the spirit, as well as the your mind. sense, of the original.
To day she smiles on all, to all is
kind. APART from man, to no one rule And the pleas'd guest, delighted with confin'd,
her care, Has changeful nature form’d the fe- Thinks none more good, more affable, male mind.
or fair. This moulded from the swine's pollut. To-morrow, clouds that heav'nly form ed breed,
disgrace, Slut in her house, and glutton in her Frowns clothe her forehead, passions feed,
dim her face; Unclean in person, negligent in dress, Strong, and more strong, her causeWallows in self-created nastiness.
less fury glows,
Alike awaken'd by her friends and That from the essence of the fox was foes. made :
As, when the summer sun shines fair Discerning woman! to whose mind, and free, display'd,
To joyful sailors smiles the tranquil The various forms of vice and virtue sea,
But soon, when wint’ry clouds the Well mark'd by her all-penetrating sky deform, eye;
Swells to the thunders of the hideous Who yet, as interest rules, or passion storm.
burns, Is wise, and good, and weak, and One of the ass the patient image bad, by turns,
Who, not till urg'd by hunger, thirst, For the Literary Magazine,
and blows, At length performs each several task
THE RING. assign'd, And ends each labour to the master's DEAR do I prize this little ring, mind.
Where braided is her silken hair, Yet she, both day and night, by Whose beauty in a softer string stealth in ferie
Binds my poor heart a prisoner : Nor over-faithful to her husband's bed.
Dearer than aught the Atlantic deep
Contains within her pearly caves, The weazel forms a sad and wretched Or Peru's lofty mountains keep race,
Conceal'd amid their golden graves. With joyless eye, and beauty-lacking face,
What tho' the miser's painful hand Who feel no passion, nor excite de. These boundless stores of wealth sire,
should drain, Guiltless alike of Love and Fancy's Would these one single joy command,
Or mitigate one moment's pain? And every art but how to cheat a friend,
To me the gift of plighted love, Defraud the poor, and save a candle's Endu'd with more than magic end.
A source of ceaseless joy will prove, The high-fed steed, who proud, with And turn aside each threat'ning flowing mane,
harm. Scorns the low labours of the dray Near to my heart, till languid, cold, and wain,
Life's purple stream runs weak and Marks one class more, which nei.
faint, ther spin nor sew,
It will I wear, as pilgrims hold Nor deign to cast one careful glance The relics of some holy saint.
below; Nor parent's care, nor wife's affection Chain'd to the toilet by a stronger love.
For the Literary Magazine. More pressing duties streams of fragrance pour,
THE OLD Bachelor's PETITION. Wreath the bright locks, and chase the matching fiow'r,
“ I wish I had been married thirty Till she at last in all her lustre burst,
years ago! O that a wife and half The world's great idol, but-a wife
a score children would now start accurst.
up around me, and bring along with them all that affection which we
should have had for each other by Deform'd alike in manner as in shape, being earlier acquainted !” Next come the hateful children of
MRS. INCHBALD. the ape; Where'er they walk, who raise a ge- PITY the sorrows of a single life, neral shout,
And hear a lass-lorn bachelor comAnd fix, where'er they stop, the gaz.
plain ; ing rout;
Ye dove-ey'd damsels, listen to my With narrow hips, thin chest, and tale, dropsicd waist,
Your sympathy may mitigate my (Unhappy man, by such a wife em
pain. brac'd!) Cunning and trick engage the dirty Tho' now the jest of every blooming brood,
nymph, Perpetual guile, and base ingratitude. The mark where points the finger
of proud scorn,
I flutter'd once a fav'rite of the fair, Led some fair damsel to the nupAs blithe as sky-lark in spring's pur- tial shrine ! ple morn.
Then had my bosom felt domestic
bliss, Stranger to grief, with spirits debo. And all the sweets of wędded love nair,
been mine. At Pleasure's summons ready to advance,
Blest state! the only paradise below, I join'd the sprightly group at mask Thy blooming joys are all denied or ball,
to me; And with fair partner wove the O for a troop of rosy-visag'd boys, mazy dance.
To gambol round, and climb their
father's knee! Ah! halcyon seasons, pregnant with
delight, Continue still to recollection dearl When grim Affliction shows her pal
lid front, Black periods have succeeded those
O for some dear companion near my so bright,
bed, And gloomy moments big with To hover o'er, and ev'ry wish prevent, anxous fear.
Or with kind arm to stay my droop
ing head! But why indulge the retrospective
glance ? Why brood o'er ills that cannot But why despond ? perhaps some an. hope relief?
tique maid, My fate is just ; nor can the soothing Like me displeased with her unso. pipe
cial lot, Or quid luxuriant charm away my Wi riant charm a way my Will leave her lap-dog and her felin
And come and cheer my solitary cot. JVhen tir'd of home, I seek the social club,
If she requir'd, I freely would re. Where Bacch' ons debate midst
nounce clouds of smoke,
Unseemly habits, learn'd in days of I sit the sport of every married loon,
yore; The constant butt of every smutty My wig and hat should both discard. joke.
And my old thread-bare garments My fierce cock'd hat, by Time's rude
clothe the poor. touch embrown'd, Affords rich matter for sarcastic For her I'd banish ev'n my fav'rite glee;
pipe, My dingy bob, and coat of antique And quid, foul cause of rank uncut,
sav'ry kiss ; Provoke, full oft, the poignant re. And, while she strove to honour and partee.
My fond deportment would augO could I backward roll the tide of ment her bliss.
Time, And bring of love and youth th' en- Ye feminines, come sympathize with chanting hours !
me, Hymen should light for me his flam- Pity the woes a bachelor endures ; ing torch,
Then may the God of Marriage on And Cupid o'er my pathway scat 'you smile, ter towers.
And each bright blessing Love be.
stows be yours. O that I had, at blooming twenty
J. W. September 10.
MARRIAGES AND DEATHS.
Same day, by the Rev. Mr. Philip AT PHILADELPHIA, September F. Mayer, captain William Sidney 26, by the Rev. Philip F. Mayer, Mr. Smith, of Philadelphia, to Miss Ma. Michael Lentz, to Miss Sarah Davis. ria Christianna Steinhauer, daughter
On Thursday evening, October 1, of Mr. George W. Steinhauer, of the by the Rev. Dr. Abercrombie, Mr. Northern Liberties. John R. Shubert, to Miss Maria E. On Sunday evening, November 1, Richards, both of Philadelphia. by the Rev. Dr. Abercrombie, Mr.
On Thursday evening, October 8, Edward Pennell, of Brandywine, state by the Rev. Philip F. Mayer, Mr. of Delaware, to Miss Deborah Jones, Samuel Barnet, to Miss Catherine only daughter of Mr. Isaac Jones, M'Kean..
of Philadelphia. Same evening, by the same, Mr. On Wednesday, September 14, at Casper' Goodman, to Miss Martha Friends' meeting-house, Falsington, Smith.
Mr. Jeremiah Cumfort, of MiddleSame evening, by the same, Mr. ton, Bucks county, to Mrs. Sarah George Green, to Mrs. Margaret Cooper, of Falsington, in the same Stiller
county. Same day, by the Rev. Dr. Staugh. At Friends' meeting, Burlington, ton, Mr. Richard Engle, of German- October 8, Thomas Tucker, of Newtown, to Miss Thirza Keyser, daugh. York, to Ann Sykes, of the former ter of Mr. Benjamin Keyser, formerly place. of Philadelphia. ,
At Friends' meeting, Moorestown, On Saturday evening, October 10, October 22, Isaac Bunting, to Mary by the Rev. Philip F. Mayer, Mr. Jacob Winn. Welsh, merchant, of Baltimore, to Near Mount-Holly, October 15, by Miss Sarah Eckfeldt, daughter of William H. Burr, Esq., captain SamuMr. Jacob Eckfeldt, of Philadelphia. el Whitall, of Gloucester county, to
On Sunday evening, October 11, Miss Lydia Newbold, daughter of by the Rev. Mr. Turner, Mr. Jacob Daniel Newbold, Esq., of Burlington Wagner, to Miss Ann Schell, both county. of the Northern Liberties.
At Princeton, on Thursday, OctoOctober 14, by the Rev. Dr. Pil ber 15, by the Rev. Dr. Samuel S. more, Mr. John Parham, to Miss Smith, Mr. Eli F. Cooley, to the amia. Catherine Skerrett, daughter of the ble Miss Hannah Scuder, both of that late Joseph Skerrett, both of Phila- place. delphia.
At Trenton, N. J., October 31, by On Thursday evening, October 15, the Rev. Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Robert by the Rev. Dr. Rogers, Mr. Emmor W. Graham, of Philadelphia, to Miss Worthington, r6 Miss Sarah White, Mary Applegate, daughter of Mr. both of Chester county, Pennsylvania. . George Applegate, of Bordentown.
On Friday evening, October 23, by In Paris, the famous Arthur O'Conthe Rev. Dr. Rogers, Mr. Aaron nor, of Ireland, to Mademoiselle Hoiles, to Miss Martha Venable, Condorcet, daughter of the no less both of Evesham, Burlington county, famous marquis Condorcet, of revoluNew Jersey,
tionary memory. Mr. O'Connor, the On the 29th of October, by the Rev. papers assert, first aspired to a union John Walker, Mr. Joseph Chew, to with a distant relation of the empeMiss Priscilla Duel, both of New ror Napoleon, an innkeeper's daugh. Jersey.
ter in Ajaccio, Corsica, but she reOn Saturday evening, October 31, fused to receive his addresses. by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Pilmore, Lately, at Fresmere, in England, Mr. Thomas L. Servoss, merchant, Mr. John Hughes, an old batchelor of to Miss Eliza Courtney, daughter of 85 years of age, who had been bellMrs. Sarah Henderson, all of Phila- man of the same place for upwards of delphia
60 years, to Mrs. Anna Dulson, of the same place, a widow, aged 82. The apostle. Having lived to see the pious groom's man was 78, the bride's exercise on behalf of the blacks maid 75; inaking a total of 320 years. crowned, at length, with the voluntaThe novelty of the scene brought to- ry abolition of the slave trade, and gether a vast concourse of people; the late attempts for the civilization the church yard was crowded while of the Indians blessed with an unthe ceremony was performed, and the looked for degree of success, he could happy couple were met at the church exclaim, with good old Simeon, the door by three violin players, playing, man just and devout, who had long waited “ Come haste to the Wedding." The for the consolation of Israel: * Lord, whole concluded with a ball at night, now lettest thou thy servant depart which was opened by the bride and in peace.” bride's maid.
At Washington village, near Char
leston, September 1, Charlotte, daughDIED,
ter of Mr. William R. Payne, aged 21 At PHILADELPHIA, September 29, months; and on Tuesday, September Mr. John Keble, of Philadelphia, in 22, in the 24th year of her age, of a the 64th year of his age, a native of nervous fever, Mrs. Jane Payne, wife England.
of Mr. William R. Payne. On Wednesday morning, September At CHARLESTON, same day, in the 23, Mrs. Mary Biggs, the consort of 25th year of her age, Mrs. Catharine Thomas Biggs, mathematical instru. Douglass, a native of Greenock, Scota ment maker.
land. October 19, Mr. Hezekiah Williams, September 24, after an illness of in the 91st year of his age, born in four days, Mr. Jacob Corre, a native New Jersey, and 60 years a resident of Amsterdam, in Philadelphia
Same day, master James P. Coy, in On Tuesday morning, October 20, the 15th year of his age, a youth of captain W. Watkin, aged 64 years. promising talents, and a native of
Lately, at Baltimore, where he Providence, Rhode Island. then was in the exercise of bis Chris. September 9, Mr. J. B. Daquet, tian ministry, John Parrish, of Phila- one of the first performers on the viodelphia ; one of the oldest ministers of lin in South Carolina. the society of Friends, in that city. September 2, in St. James, Santee, The natural talents of this good and Mrs. Mary Steed Michaw, consort of faithful servant scarcely exceeded captain Abraham Michaw. mediocrity; and his gift in the minis. September 25, Mr. Samuel Denny, try was brief, and unadorned: yet aged 22 years, a native of Middlewas he an indefatigable labourer in town (C.). the vineyard ofthat great and good hus. September 23, Mr. Hugh Duncan, bandman, who distributeth to all his aged 19 years, recently from New household the penny of reward. The York, a native of Glasgow peculiar portion of the word of recon- September 18, Mrs. Mary Snell, ciliation, that had been committed consort of Adam Snell, Esq., of St. unto him, was to open his mouth for Mathew's parish, Orangeburgh disthe dumb, in the cause of all such as are trict, in the 47th year of her age. appointed to destruction.-PROVERBS September 28, Mr. William Car. XXX1, 8.
ver, aged 73 years, a native of EngHe succeeded the late Anthony Be- land. nezet, in that memorable series of ad. In Prince William's parish, on the vocates for the oppressed, which it 27th September, Mr. Charles Love, in hath pleased the Universal Father to the 20th year of his age. raise up, among the philanthropists of September 25, John Ladson FreaPhiladelphia, to plead the cause of zer Bee, nine years and four months the African race. And such was his old. regard for our native Indians, and September 26, Mr. Philip Millar, such had been his labours among a native of Pennsylvania, and for them, that he was habitually denomi. some years past a respectable inhabi. nated, among his brethren, the Indian tant of Charleston.