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Omar and Fatiina, or, the apothecary of Tullock John, life of, 93
Vesuvius, excursion to, 301
Vicissitudes of life, on the, 85
Villa Viciosa, origin of the name, 252
description of paintings now ex Waller, character of as a man and a
Washington, anecdotes of, 21
Weekly register of mortality, for Phila-
delphia, New York, and Baltimore,
54, 108, 165, 220, 277, 334
Weights and measures, on, 15
Apparitions, thoughts on, 48
City shower, description of a, 34
Columbia's eagle, 50
Envy, pictures of, 37
Epitaph on a monument in St. Saviour's
cured of a fit of the head-ache by
dancing with Miss , 158
Grave, the, 101
Health, address to, 47
Holy man, the, 102
Lines addressed to a fountain, 104
Mr. —, who affirm.
ing that woman is at heart a rake, 117
Prayer to the virgin, by queen Mary,129
Scold, the, 158
Sonnet to Patience, 291
Taylor, the water poet's mock-com.
mendatory verses on “ Coriat's Cru.
To a young lady, on lier birth day, 173
Translation of a celebrated fragment
Young widow's petition, the, 273
BEWARE of the delusions of the former prospect of happiness fade heart, said the discreet, but still from before their eyes, as the sun beautiful step-mother of the lovely removes his golden rays from the and enthusiastic Leonora B . In sombre shade of night. When once all things there is a medium to be a deep impression is made on the observed; but more especially in the heart, it too generally remains a passion generally termed love, the slave to its object for ever, even reality of which is ever amiable. though no suitable return should be But there exists a false species, made; some, it is true, require a mostly of luxuriant growth, which correspondent affection to keep should always be guarded against as their own alive; but others, those the sex's greatest enemy. It is ac. whose attachments are of a more knowledged by all, that coquetry and generous or persevering nature, conaffectation render us ridiculous, but tinue enslaved, though no enlivening love, without reason for its basis, is ray of hope should dawn on them; capable of causing an infinity of apparently resembling the gillyanguish to the susceptible heart; it flower of winter, which hesitates not then becomes a fatal destroyer of to bloom through that inclement the mind, a degrader of the nobler season, unmindful as it were of the faculties; it weakens the love of cruel buffetings of the north. But virtue, and by degrees lays all things how disconsolate, my dear Leonora, but itself into a lethargic slumber must be the situation of such a
The moth, when hovering round heart, and how evidently does it the alluring flame, is too striking a show the indispensible necessity of resemblance of those incautious fe- keeping a wary eye on so unruly a males, who, in the simplicity of their part, which, if once allowed to get hearts, trifle on the precipice of des. predominancy, generally dismisses truction which too often awaits its most faithful advisers from office. them. Or, if so fortunate as not to be Nothing tends so much, except reprecipitated into guilt, they have the al religion, to the guidance of the extreme infelicity of seeing every heart, and consequently to the troe
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elevation of the sex, as an enlighten- few minutes ago supposed, but of cd education. You have had no pains wormwood deeply tinctured with spared in yours; every mean has gall. Such often admire Virtue, been pursued, not merely to make pronounce her all beautiful as the you a fashionable, which at best morning, yet want steadiness to folmeans but little, but rather an ac- low her footsteps; hold Vice, whatcomplished and useful, female cha. ever the garb she may chuse to asracter. While yet a child, your lit. sume, as detestable, yet suffer their tle hands were taught to do menial unwary hearts to be caught in her offices for the children of penury snare. and wretchedness; you were taught Shall I, Leonora, give you the to prepare clothing and food for the lost, and once beautiful Laura as an tattered and weary ; lessons on hu. example. Once was she the daughmanity and humility, those deliglitter of sensibility, but now her heart ful sister virtues, were constantly is dead to feeling, the cold earth has given you, and daily practised in become her pillow, her form rests your view.
in the grave. In childhood, Laura You had an carly ear for music: was the delight of her idolizing pathat, and the more elegant kind of rents, who promised themselves needle-work, will not only prove great felicity from the many amia. preventives against idleness, that ble traits they saw dawning in her destroyer of the mind, but will keep infant mind. Even then had the you from looking for amusement in big tear of sensibility coursed down a crowd, where it is seldom found her cheek, and the sigh of sympaby the good and rational; while thy swelled her susceptible heart. drawing and painting enlarge the Ai an age when the character is mind and improve the heart, for in supposed to be formed, she supporttracing and admiring the beauties ed a part in a sable drama that reof nature, you will learn to love, as quired Herculean powers to sustain, the poet expresses it, nature's God. and support it she did in such a These are pleasures, my beloved manner as to receive the loudest and Leonora, that demand no usury; united plaudits of the surrounding may the pursuits of your heart be audience. Never as yet had she ever as innocent.
caused a sigh in the bosom of a Women who have the happiness friend, from disobedience, or follies of possessing cultivated minds, are natural to youth; but, alas, in an ill seldom of the number of those who timed hour her evil genius had the go astray; the light disseminated ascendancy, she became an object l'ound them unfolds the separat. for the finger of scorn to point to; ing walls of the different virtues, indecency was affixed to her chaand blends them sweetly all in one ; racter, nor could she lean on innono longer a delicate organization, cence as a support against the resembling sensibility or lively pas. world's contumely. Where Self-ap. sions are to be considered as evils, probation had been wont to display united now as promoters of the ge- its standard with all the boldness of neral good. Love, with this class, conscious innocence, Self-accusation assumes the most elegant form, not appeared as with the bold front of farther from libertinism, than from an enemy which would not be rethat chimerical idea of the brain, pulsed, and in its train introduced formed, as it were, only for the Despair, whose sooty habiliments heart's torment, often ignorant of its despoiled the tenement, unmantled own wishes, and possessing nothing Hope, and turned her out a fugitive but folly for its basis. Enthusiasm to return no more : all of which is seldom attached to well-regulated was the effect of a mind, from na. minds; its poor deluded visionaries ture and education highly enthusiasgenerally find love composed, not tic. Her heart, her affectionate of every thing delightful, as you a heart, bad drawn to its centre the