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art ordered to obey, are so plain, the wayfaring man cannot mistake them, and thou, if thou be
really pious, wilt not disregard them. If Piety s hath possession of thy soul, habitual attention
on thy part to the mind and will of thy maker,
must be the inevitable consequence. Thy good1 ness will not be for a moment only, in a public
assembly to be seen of men, but will be a perma
nent energetic principle, acting equally as strong $; in private, as continually seeing him who is invi.
sible. Thy actions will be useful and praise-wor. thy, from a wish to please and reverence thy God, not from the compulsion of worldly interest, or the peculiar circumstances of the moment.
Finally, from my thesis may be learnt, in what true happiness consists. A knowledge of the utmost importance to human kind. All men are professedly engaged in the pursuit of happiness; to this their attention is turned ; on the attainment of this their hopes are fixed. Whatever they think will conduce to this, they indiscriminately adopt; and, as riches are considered by the generality of men as their summum bonum, to the acquirement of themi men direct their chief attention. That the acquirement of riches, with some few exceptions, is laborious, I believe is an evident proposition, that it is uncertain, is equally true; they, frequently take to themselves wings with which they fee away; and that the possession of them does not
constantly yield solid happiness the cry of the i multitude, “Who will shew us any good," suffi
ciently evinces. After much labour, vexation, and disappointments, they form, perhaps, this conclu. sjon, that happiness belongs not to earth. But Dr. Young would have checked their exclamation, he would have told them, what many a divine who never tried for wealth knows from experience, that (although happiness is not confined to earth), she
may be man's possession bere below. Piety has the promise of the life which now is, as well as that which is to come. Piety sublimes our affections; soothes our passions ; excites the action of our no. blest principles; allays our fears; calms our doubts; invigorates our hopes; supports our spirits ; eases our afflictions; benumbs our pains; supplies our losses ; lessens our griefs; renders wholesome our sickness, and welcome our death. If this be the case, we may, without hesitation, pronounce it our happiness; and that it is the case, the testimony of good men, in all ages, sufficiently proves,
But why should we stop here? Picty goes much farther." It not merely makes death welcome, but puts into our hands a title to eternal glory beyond the grave! It assures us, that although the world will shortly be to us of no value, there is a world in which we shall have from every foe a substantial refuge: that, although we must shortly bid adieu to our friends, and mingle with the silent dust, we shall rise from that dust victorious, and again meet those friends, never to be separated : that although our existence will soon apparently drop, we shall, after a monientary suspension of our powers, resuscitate in diviner regions: that although, when death approaches, we may appear friendless and forsaken, we have a friend who has promised never to desert us, and who can and will perform every tittle of his promises. This being the case, without enlarging farther, although an enlargement were both easy and pleasant, I think I may call upon every one to assent to the following proposi. tion of Dr. Young
A Deity believ'd is joy begun;
A Dcity belov'd is joy matur'd.
ENIGMAS, &c. ANSWERED. 9. Laurel.
CHARADES. 1. Wind-pipe,
3. Carp-enter. 2. Sea-son.
; Si 1. Sup-po-sit-i-on; No-it-i-sup-pos.
2. Grate; rate; rat; atè. si3. Star; rals..
, den." ENIGMAS FOR SOLUTION.
My first is to my second useful found,
Two sevenths of my whole is masculine, i Another add--you make it feminine :
Still add another, and a man is found,
A method of singing, omitting a letter,
Add these to the rite to dead people devoted,
RIDDLES, BY T. s.
Tho'swiftly I travel, I ne'er walk a pace,
I playfully cmerge,
Or skim the foaming surge. .
So distant are we plac'd;
In my deportment's trac'd.
I leave my silept bed,
That hovers round his head,
3. By many a life's whole pursuit I am made, If found, I should form a most excellent trade. Each fain would possess me, and each seek the road, To discover the spot where I make my abode. But this anxiousness points out their blindness of good, Since, if found, there'd be only more evil ensu'd. Yet some men to gain me, would Heav'n forego; So great is the blessing I'm thought to bestow,
The dread and disgust of mankind,
I traverse the forest and wood;
The most unproductive of good.
I pass in pursuit of my game ;
I warning e'er give of the same.
Beauties of the Drama.
PHILANTHROPY, EXHIBITED IN THE ABBE DEL' EPEE'S NARRATIVE,
[From Kotzebue's Deaf and Dumb; or, The Orphan. ]
Translated by Benjamin Thompson, Esq.* Abbé. It is about eight years since an officer of the police brought to me a boy who was deaf and dumb. He had been found on the Pont Neuf, appeared to be about nine or ten years of age, and was of an engaging appearance. The coarse tatters with which he was clothed, made me at first suppose he belonged to poor people, and I promised to take care of him.-The next morning, when I examined him more minutely, I observed a certain dignity in his looks. He seeined astonished to find himself in rags, and I suspected that it was not without some intention he had been thus clothed and exposed. I immediately published the circumstance, and accurately described his person in the newspapers, but without effect. It is not usual with mankind to be too eager in acknowledging those who are unfortunate.
(*For an account of this production, see our last, page 175.