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young and feeble children lifting and carrying others of a much larger size, which, for the reasons above stated, ought never to be permitted.
4. All partial exercise of the body, by which only one arm or leg is exerted, has a tendency to give the body a crooked form. Hence, playing at nine-pins, drawing hand-carts, carrying burdens on one arın or shoulder, all are pernicious. The principal in, jury, however, arises from continuing such employ-. ment for several hours together; because, if it be practised with moderation, and but occasionally. resorted to, its tendency is beneficial rather than hurtful. Young people, therefore, ought to be taught to make use of both arms, for we generally neglect the improvement of the left hand; and it would be very desirable to contrive games in which both arms may be alternately exercised.
5. Sedentary plays, if long persevered in, are productive or bad consequences, because they are apt to bend the spine, and distort the body. The spinal column being too weak to support the incumbent part of the frame, the vertebræ yields to one side, in consequence of long continued sedentary employments; for which reason all games of this nature ought to be strictly prohibited.
6. Long standing is likewise detrimental to the. straight growth of children: and as their legs are too feeble, by preponderating to one side, the same injurious effect is produced.
The games of children ought to be adapted in conformity to these observations. Bodily exercise is to them indispensably necessary, provided it be regulated according to the rules and cautions before detailed : in such case, it will neither endanger their health nor their lives, and we need be under no apprehension from their efforts to climb or leap., Those, indeed, who tremble at every declivity, and will scarcely venture to move from the spot, are in
greater danger of receiving injury than the spirited and courageous boy, who generally is the most successful. Mothers are on the whole too anxious on these occasions, because their tender sex is not accustomed to bodily exercise : hence, by checking their little ones in every effort of leaping, they contribute to render them timid, without considering that by such injudicious means they are ill prepared for encountering future dangers. For instance, in accidents from fire, they will be unable to save either their own lives or those of others; and if they in the least venture upon a sudden emergency, they hazard more than they are qualified to over.
('To be continued in our next.)
Beauties of the Drama.
FILIAL AFFECTION. FROM KOTZEBUE'S NATURAL SON, ACT 1. $C, 8.
Frederick and Wilhelmina. Fred. 'So-I must have something to drink-a warm day-stay-how stands my cash ?-(counting money.)-Here's enough for a breakfast and dinner, and, please Heaven, I shall be at home in the evening! Well then, I must quench my thirst—Here, landlord! (Sees Wil.) Ha! who is here? A poor weak woman, drooping and sick! Eh-she does nut ask for relief- but her situation demands it!Shall we withhold assistance till we are asked for it? No, no I will go without my drink, then there will be sufficient for dimer ;-it shall be so-benevolence can satisfy both hunger ann thirst ! Here, good woman ! ( Approaching her with money.)
Wil. Frederick !
Fred. Ha !-My mother!-Oh, Heaven! in this unhappy situation! What is the matter! Oh, tell me,
dear mother! Wil. Frederick, I cannot speak!-- This unexpected meeting
Fred. Be composed, dear mother! You are trembling! Alas! you faint
Wil. Weakness! My head turns round! I had nothing to eat yesterday!
Fred. Merciful Heaven! (Opens bis knapsack bastily) Here is all my wealth! Here is my cloak, coat. arms too! I will sell them all! Oh, my dear mother !--Hallo, landlord ! (Knocks at a public house.) A bottle of wine !
Speedily, or I will break every window in your house! Nothing to eat all yesterday! And I had plenty! I had a good supper at the inu, while my poor mother was starving! Ok, Heaven! is this the happi. ness I Aattered myself on my return ?
Wil. Dear Frederick, be pacified ; I have thee again in my arms--I am now recovered! Ah! I have been
very ill! I thought I should never see thee more!
Fred. Been very ill-and Frederick not with thee! Mother, mother, I will never leave thee again! See how strong and healthy I am! Oh, then I can work for thy support!
Benyowski, Governor, Athanasia.
Gov. What does my child want?
Gov. And is not her happiness my only wish ?
Atha. Stay, Benyowsky-I do not blush to avow my love
Gov. Amazement ? this so sudden
Atha. (seizing Benyousky's hand, and turning to ker father.) Dear father, your blessing !
Gov. What child, is the count your favorite ? Atha. Whom else could I be partial to !
Gov. But have
considered Atba. Yes, all-I have considered his greatness, his goodness I have considered my dear mother's Jast moments. Need I repeat her dying words ?Here, in this room-on this very spot--she breathed her last. At her head you sat-at her feet I kneeled-you wept, and so did I-she, poor departe ing soul, utter'd a groan—struggling with death, once more she raised herself, and pressing your hand, in faultering accents said-Let Athanasia marry the man she loves ! Here stands the man I love this man, dear father, let me marry!
Gov. Child, you astonish me!
Atha. Here, on this very spot, where my poor mother breathed her last, we implore your blessing! -Dear Benyowsky, you do not speak!
Beny. What can I say?-I am lost-I am bewildered -Must not your kind father suppose
I have secretly advised this rash proceeding?
Atha. No, father believe me, the count never encouraged me to ask your consent-never ; on the contrary, he has tormented my love-sick heart with cool reason he has been insensibly prudent, unfeelingly just
MUSICAL ATTAINMENTS OF
From the new Annual Register, for 1799.
'HE Earl of Sandwich was one of the few no
blemen who spend a considerable portion of their time at their country seats, where he usually resided whenever he could gain a vacation from the duties of office and attendance on parliament. His house was at all times open for the reception of his friends and neighbours, and distinguished for the generous, truly hospitable, and liberal entertainment which it afforded the noble host himself always making the most pleasing part of it, inspiring, by the easy politeness of his address, bis affability and engaging manners, and the charms of his conversation, universal chearfulness and good-humour amongst his guests, equally endearing himself to all ranks and conditions. The mind of Lord Sandwich was uncommonly active, and never rested from exertion. In the intervals therefore of his political engagements he was ever planning rational and elegant amusements at Hinchingbrook, which were the delight and admiration of the numerous company who resorted thither from all parts to partake of them.
Theatrical exhibitions at times made a part, perTorme<by his relatives, friends, and neighbours, in
a very superior styles with great taste and splendor. They were attended by crowded audiences; and