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has taught them to measure the Charles Thompson, late Secretary to happiness of this world not so much the Congress of the United States." by the possession of good, as by the This work contains not a word of absence of evil. Whether their cal- preface or introduction, except a culation, thus dressed up and shaped kind of legal declaration of the like the dictum of a moralist, be copyright. About a year ago I reright or wrong, I leave to such ceived a copy of the book, but have philosophers as aver that we are pot perused much of it. When in happy when we are not miserable, the course of my reading I have For my own part, I honour those met with English quotations from fathers, who, by a kind of posthu- the Septuagint, I have generally mous affection towards that portion found them to agree in sense with of their offspring which most needs, this translation, and most deserves, its exercise, feel As the publisher of the Christian " the passion strong in death,” and Observer has, no doubt, corresponwhen compelled to take a last fare- dents in America, he may find it well of its object, are conscious that his interest, and at the same time they have well foreseen the conse- gratify his biblical friends, to obtain quences of a separation, by leaving a few copies; but this, it seems, (as they were able) their daughters must for a while be delayed by the secure from the storms of the world. non-intercourse act. With regard to the sons, an ave
H. T. rage vigour of body, and energy of mind, combined with the discipline “ OMNIA E CONCHIS." of school trials (which form many Lines written by the Rev. Mr. Sea sturdy character), and the whips ward of Lichfield, father of Miss and scorns of the time elapsing be- Seward, on these words, taken by a tween boyhood and maturity, will celebrated physician (Dr. Darwia) enable them to fight their own way. as the motto to his arms, of which And as their habits expose them the device was three scallop sheils. to more fearful temptations than are encountered by the other sex, it is Old Epicurus built a world ;
From Atoms in confusion hurlid, by no means to their moral disad
Maintain'd that all was accidental, Vantage, if they are compelled to
Whether corporeal powers or mental ; eat the bread of industry ; a diet That neither Head, Hands, Heart, or Mind remarkably nutritious, and reported by any toresight were design'd ; to have effected radical cures both That Feet were not devis’d for walking ; in the physical and intellectual con- For eating, Teeth ; ur Tongues for talking; stitution, in cases where the regular That chance each casual texture made, powers of medicine have been com
Then every member found its trade; pletely based.
And in this whirlpool of stark nonsense,
Each year produced long-labourd volumes, To the Editor of the Christian Observer. Which coverd balf the Attic columns.
Celsus at length resolves to list In the last pomber I find an inquiry Under this great Cosmogonist, respecting an English translation of Makes men start up from dead fish bones, the Septuagint. Theologus may be As old Deucalion did iron stones: informed, that in the year 1808 such Great Wizard be, by magic spells, a translation was published in Phi- Can build a world oí cockle shells ; ladelphia. The work contains a
And all things frame whilst eyelid twinkles, translation both of the Old and From Lobsters, Crabs, and Perriwinkles. New Testament from the Greek.
O Doctor! change thy foolish Molto, That which relates to the former Else thy poor Patients well may quake,
Or keep it for some Lady's Grotto; “ The Old Covenant, If thou no more canst mend than make*. commonly called the Old Testament, translated from the Septuagint, by
* The Doctor, it is said, took off his motta
REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.
Cottage Dialogués among the Irish we have already binted, are we dis
Peasantry. Bę M 4RY LEADBEATER. posed entirely to concur. Religion With Aotes and a Preface by Ma. is a point on which we have been ria Edgeworth, Author of Castle accustomed to have some differences Rackrent, &c. London: Jobnson, with the Edgeworth family, and cer1811. 12mo. pp. 343.
tainly we cannot allow that religion,
is very liberally diffused through Mrs. LEADBEATER, as we learn from Mrs. Leadbeater's pages. At page -Miss Edgeworth, is grand-daughter 79 we have a slight allusion to the to the first preceptor of Edmund duty of trusting in Providence. We Burke. She has in her possession se are incidentally told at p. 111, “that veral of the letters of that great man; there is nothing in this world worth but from a delicacy, and a respect losing one's peace of mind for;' and for the feelings of others, not very at p. 188, that " we must take the common “in this age of gossiping, weather as it comes, and be satisfied anecdote and epistolary publicity," with what is sent us,” it being well and which therefore merit the higher " that we have not the ordering of commendation, she has withheld such matters ourselves.” At p. 265, them from the public. When she we bear of a person who “ had little had written these Dialogues, her satisfaction latterly in this world, mode:sty led her to submit them to but who prayed for mercy, and said the revision of some literary friends, she hoped she had found it." And in and, among the rest, of Miss Edge, a somewhat higher strain we are worth, who warmly recommended taught at p. 119; “ we don't know their publication According to this how soon it may please the Almighlady's opinion, and surely no one is ty to call us out of this world, and if beiter qualified 10 speak on such à we have not love in our hearts, we subject, ibe work coniains se
are neither fit to live nor die.” There representation of the manner of being is, we believe, in the whole work, onof the lower Irish, and a literally one other passage, which has any transcript of their language.” The title to be called religious: and that conversations, she also thinks "
we may do full justice to the fair au. such as seem actuaily to have passed thor and her fair patron, we shall in real life; the inoughts and feelings extract the entire Dialogue in which are natural, and the reflections and it occurs. reasoning such as appear to be sug. Dialogue XIX. Sunday. Rose. Nancy. gesed by passing circumstances,
“ Rose. Goodmorrow, Nancy, why are you or personal experience.” In short, milking the cow so late? “ the characteristic of the book is
Nancy. Because I went to bed tired good sense.” “ Prudence and econo
after the day's diversion, and neither Tim nos my,moralily, and" (Miss Edgeworth I awoke till near eight o'clock. adds) “religion (though to this * Rose. Well, Nancy, we always get up addit.on we mean to take an excep- earlier on Monday morning, than any in the tion), “ are judiciously and liberally week. It is a pleasant tinue to begin ang dittused through the whole, without fresh job of work, and one is so rested all touching upon peculiar lenets, with Sunday.
“ Nancy. The never a oue in our house oui alarming party prejudices, or offending national pride."
sests, neither cat, nor dog, nor any one else.
“ Rose. How do you manage to be all so Now, jo every part of this warm tired? recommendation of Miss Edgeworth, “Nancy. Why, in the morning we take a with the single exception at which good sleep, and then I am burried to get the
breakfast over, and myself and the children and laid out over night. Jem and I always dress'J for prayers, and Tim bothers me for think it a pleasant walk to the chapel, and a button, or a string, or to draw up a hole in do our endeavour to be in time for mass. We his stooking; and then we must run every advise the children to mind what is said, and foot of the way to chapel*, and are often to attend to their duty while they stay there, late after all ; and then we are smothering because it is very bad to be diverting them in the crowd, after running so fast, so that selves, and thinking of other things, at the we can't think of prayers. Then we hurry time when they say they go to worship. home to dress a bit of meat, for Tim likes a They know that we always took care of bit of meat us a Sunday; so I broil myself them, and listened to their little complaints, over that, and the children run wild when and eased them if we could, nor never was there is no school, and pester me looking for fond of crossing them; so they are for being them. All the evening we do be roving here, after us, wherever we go; and if they teaze and roving there. I lock the cabin; and ma- us sometimes, yet, on the whole, it is a great ny's the good cock and hen we lose on Sune case to know they are safe, ard with them days; and the children set the dog and cat that won't advise them. As to our bit of to fight; so there's nothing but hubbub from dinner, we like to have a bit of meat too on morning till night t, and Tin scolding us all Sundays. I dress it as comfortably as I can, by turns. If he went to walk or play, of and we always enjoy ourselves in quietness, drink like another man, and not stay watch- over our clean), good victuals, for which we ing us, it would be more to niy liking. Dear are very thankful, and advise the children to me! but I hate a cross man! when he's of a be so. If a bit is lett, Jem always likes it to hearty humour of a fine Sunday evening, I be sent to Molly, our old neighbour ; indeed make him take us oui, and treat us all 10 the children would sooner stint themselves, tea and cakes ; then we're so tired we can than let her be disappointed; and they all hardly strip ourselves to go to bed, and can wish to carry it to her. Sometimes we take badly waken in the morning; nor indeed we a bit of a walk in the evening, or sit at the don't care to work so soon after such diversion. door playing with the children, or call to see
“Rose. If you like, Nancy, I'll tell you a neighbour; but we always read a good book how we pass our time on Sundays. We rise out loud for an hour; and we have linde about as early as any other day, and ready books teaching goodness, that we lend to the up the place before breakfast, that we may children that can read.
So our evening gocs have time to do as I'll tell you, all day. After over in quietness; and I hope we are the breakfast, we liave plenty of time to put on better of it; for it is not good to be always us t, because our little clothes are mended, thinking of work, no more than diversion, it
s us too worldly-ninded : and as to Every foot is not said as a nueasure of feasting and drinking, it is neither good for distance, but of velocity—as slow as foot can soul nor body. fall, or, 'as fast as foot can go, are cominon “ Nancy. I would fall asleep with so mucha expressionis Nancy's picture of the hurry reading. and scramble on a Sunday morning to get “ Rose. If you gave your mind to it, you'd the breakfast over, and herself and the chil be sorry when it was done ; and its often we dren dressed for prayers; Tim bothering her cry with joy, when we read the sweet sayfor a button, or a string, or to draw up a hole ings of the dying, and all the joy they ex. in his stocking; the running to chapel ; the pect. We can't but pray to be like them. hurry hume 10 broil the bit of meat; the “ Nancy. Well, I would not be bound to children running wild ; tbe losing of the cocks spend such a Sunday for all that, it being tho and bens; the children setting the dog and cat only day we have of our own. to fight; and Tim scolding them all by turns, Rose. It's the Lora's day, and we have is a picture worthy the pencil of Morland, or a right* 10 think of Him on it; so it is
every Bird-worthy the pen of Goldsmith, or of Crabbe." "+ Hubbub is a Miltonic word.
***Right and reason are often used as syno. • A universal hubbub wild,
nymous terms in Ireland (as they are among Of stunning sounds, and voices all confused."" the comuion people in England foo]. Í
" * To put on us—to put on our clothes ; bave a good right to be obliged to your to take off us—to take off our clothes. The honour;' and a good right my wite bas to editor was going to have explained these be sorry after yees, for your going away.' plorases by, to dress and to undress; but - A good right ihe boy has to be sick, for le these words would, to fasbionable readers, never spared himself early or late, any way.' trave conveyed the very teverse of the mican
I have no right to thank the counsellor, ing iuteaded."
for be never luvoured we more than another.'
day, but this in particular ; and we ought to they penned, thai man is a dying be proud * that there is a day of rest for our
creature ; that heaven and hell, judgbodies, and that we can prepare ourselves for ment and eternity, are awful realiIvereatter." pp 103--108.
ties; and that every rule of life and These extracts, we admit, are, as far as they go, very ereditable to the only as it may be made subservient
manners is substantially valuable, anthor; and although they do not to what ought to be the supreme aim justify all that Miss Edgeworth has of rational and accountable beings, afirmed respecting the religious com- the attainment of a blissful immorplesion of the work, yet it must be
tality. We are much more disallowed that they have a right bear- posed, however, to praise Mrs. Leading. And this, indeed, is a sentence beater for what she has done, than which we do not hesitate to pro- to blame her for what she has omitpoance on all that the author has ted to do. What she has done, she here presented to the public. If has done well, and we would gladly the Irisli peasant should derive from incite her to persevere in her beneit little or no accession to his stock
volent and patriotic labours. of religious knowledge; if the short
The machinery of the present and meagre references to that sub- work is extremely simple. We are ject, should be but little adapted 19 first introduced to Nancy and Rose, excite and animate his devotional while they are yet young girls in the feelings; he will at least meet with houses of their respective parents; nothing which is at variance with and we hear them confer, as they the pure principles and the elevated
grow up, on the attention to be paid practice of the Gospel; wbile every page will furnish him with im- their care, on learning to sew, on
to the younger children entrusted to portant
instruction of a moral, pru- the dangers of fairs and wakes, and dential, and economical kind. We
on the reserve becoming young wohait Mrs. Leadbeater, therefore, as
After they have engaged in an able and useful auxiliary; for in such a warfare as that which she which have a reference to their con
service, several Dialogues follow, wages a war with indolence, im- dition, and their duties in that state providence, and vice—“ he that of life. In due time, Nancy is maris not against us is on our part.” ried 10 Tim, and Rose to Jem, and Those who, like this lady, without both bave families of children. The introducing false principles of reli
various ordinary occurrences of do. gion, or sanctioning false maxims of
mestic life furnish the subjects morality, labour, though by the ap- of conversation, between Tim and plication of inferior yet allowable
Jem, or between Nancy and Rose, prolives, to diminish the sum of vice
or between Rose and her children; and misery in the world, deserve, in the course of which the different and shall ever obtain, our grateful effects produced on domestic comfort approbation. We should rejoice ine and happiness, by a different mode deed, for their own sakes, and that of management in the two families, of those who may be influenced by are well contrasted. It would swell their admonitions, to hear them this article to a very disproportionate strike a higher note; to observe
size, if we were to extract all the them bearing in mind, in every line
passages in the work which appear *There are ibe rights of things as well as of to us to merit notice. Indeed, there is persons. • The honse had a right to come
no part of it which does not reflect dowy; was it not a hundred years old ?- credit on the accurate observation
"That stool had a right to know me, for I and just views of the author. And made it every ineh.' - That saw had a right to be a good one, for I paid a great price, so well adapted do we think it to do and twice as much as ever it was worth any good among the lower Irish, for
whose use it is expressly designed, low.'»
* llibernice, we ought to rejoice. that we hope to see it printed in a
cheap form, and widely circulated “ Nancy. It's no sign by Jem*; he can among them. The rich could scarce- get it, and all your children too. ly make a more beneficial appli
“ Rose. We made all that linen, as I told cation of their bounty. They would you, and bleached it ourselves ; it's not a be conveying to ihe cottages of the good colour by the bought linen, but it is
not a bad colour neither; and we have a poor, in a shape which could hardly, piece in the luom now, and will have more fail to fix their attention, lessons of
yarn ready shortly. industry, frugality and virtue, which
Nancy. I tell you, Rose, we couldn't might produce far happier effects afford to buy the fax; it's hard enough to on their domestic enjoyments, than keep a bit in our mouths. a direct gift of twenty times the sum Rose. The times are very hard, sure which it would cost to do this. But enough; and only for our bit of land, we we wish to give our readers an op
could not have the flax either. portunity of judging whether we Nancy. Some people have more luck
than others. over-rate the value of Mrs. Leadbeater's labours.
“ Rose. We would not have such lack,
only we waited till Jew could gather enough The tendency of the 38th Dia
of his earnings to build this house, on this Jogue, between Nancy and Rose, is bit of land that he touk; and to be sure excellent. It is called “ Forecast.”.
many a one thought we'd never marry if we
waited for that; but Jenu was mighiy indus. “ Nancy. How, in the name of wonder, do triuus entirely, and was on his guard against you keep such good clothes on yourself, and spending, never wasted his time smoking. the children; and it is not Sunday you're drest, but every day?
nor wore out his clothes figliting, or the like; « Rose . We don't pretend to mucli dress; thing worth talking of.
so you'd wonder how soon he gathered somebut we strive to be clean, indeed, and al
" Nancy. And did you gather nothing ways to have a litle change apiece.
yourself? « Nancy. If all of us had one suit apiece,
· Rose. I was at service, and my wages I'd be very proud; but, indeed, now the li
were not so high as to let me save much nen and every thing is so dear, I could not keep a tack upon the children, but for Mrs. along, I still thought of making a little pro
money; but as I had a liking for Jem all Nesbitt"; and what the quality gives us,
vision for bousekeeping, and bought wool, lasts no time.
and had it spun, and wove for blankets; Rose. For service they don't, but for a
more timest I bought flax, and got linen made; change for the small children they are very and whenever I had a bit of spare time, I useful. However, if you take my advice,
was patching a quilt. I was saving a linie you'll always keep a bit of wool, and Aar, clothes too : so that when we were married. spinning in the house, and according as it is I had plenty of linen, and woollen ; and you ready, give it to the weaver ; and you won't may be sure it never went astray with us, miss the price of it, as you do when you go to either old or new. Jem, you know, had but the shops; there's tew poor men can get a niiddling health for a long time after lajs new shirt now.
heavy sickness; and it would not answer us
to be running to the shops, at every land's ** A tack-as much clothes as could be kept turn, either for food or clothes, on by a single tack or stitch. The editor lately Nancy. It's happy for you, Ruse, and heard a nursery-paid in a gentleman's ta. happy for your family, that you took such mily call a child to be dressed, with this elo- a suber turn early; for myself, I was always quent apostrophe.
fond of a bit of dress, and Tim (though he is “ Miss Susy! Miss Susy!come and put on such a saving, steady man now,) loved comye; there's the five-minute-bell, and you pany, though he was no drinker ; -but he wuu't have a tatter ou ye by the time dia- por I either, were ever the people to have a der's up?
thing, and want it. They were the plea"A latter was in this case used merely for sant times when we met at the dance, or the pleasure of employing a figurative term, as the child's clothes were not in tatters; « * It's no sign by Jen..---There is no sign of and the child, not having been used either that in Jemớor, by Je:a's appearance, I to the word or the thing...could compre- should not think so." tend only that it was a new name for « .+ More times--osttim 's--poctical. Plain deau frock."