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bas 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 not 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. Darwin) 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

From Atoms in confusion hurlid, encountered by the other sex, it is by no means to their moral disad- Maintain'd that all was accidental,

Old Epicurus built a world; 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 foresight 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 chalice each casual texture made, powers of medicine have been com Then every member found its trade; pletely bafled.

And in this whirlpool of stark nonsense,

He bury'd Virtue, Trutlı, and Conscience.

Each year produced long-labour'd volumes, To the Editor of the Christian Observer.

Which cover'd half the Attic columns.

Celsus at length resolves to list Is the last gamber 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 from stones: informed, that in the year 1808 such

Great Wizard he, by mayic spells, a translation was published in Phi- Can build a world of cockle shells ; ladelphia. The work contains a

And all things trame 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

is entitled,


Cottage Dialogues among the Irish we have already hinted, are we dis

Peasantry. B¢ M ARY LEADBEATER. posed entirely to concur. Religion With Notes and a Preface by Mais a point on which we have been ria Edgeworth, Author of Castle accustomed to have some differences Rackrent, &c. London: Johnson, 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 hear of a person who had little had written these Dialogues, her satisfaction latterly in this world, modesty 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 to speak on such a we have not love in our hearts, we subject, ibe work contains "an exact 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 literal ly one other passage, which has any transcript of their language. The title to be called religious: and that conversations, she also ibinks“

we may do full justice to the fair au. such as seen actuaily to have passed thor and her fair patron, we shall in real life ; the noughts 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 T'im nox my,morality, 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 tine to begin ang dittused through the whole, without fresh job of work, and one is so rested aú touching upon peculiar lenets, with Sunday.

Nancy. The never a ove in our house out alarming party prejudices, or offending national pride."

rests, neither cat, nor dog, nor any one else.

Rose. How do you manage to be all so Now, in every part of this warm tired? recommendation of Miss Edgeworth, # Nonty. 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' for prayers, and Tim buthers 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 nass. We bis 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 sinothering because it is very bad to be diverting themin 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 aud 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 ease to know they are safe, ar:d with them days; and the children set the dog and cat that won' ill advise them. As to our bit of to fight; so there's nothing but hubbub from dinner, we like to bave a bit of meat too DA morning till night t, and Timn scolding us all Sundays. I dress it as comfortably as I can, by turns. If be 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 my 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 to 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; hut we always read a good book how we pass our time on Sundays. We rise out loud for an hour; and we have little 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 childrea 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 ot it; for it is not good to be always us t, because our little clothes are mended, thinking of work, no more than diversiou, it

's us too worldly-minded : and as to Every foot is not said as a nieasure 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 mucla expressions Nancy's picture of the burry 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 chile 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 exin his stocking; the running to chapel; the pect. We can't but pray to be like them. burry home to 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 cut 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 ternis in Ireland (as they are among Of stunning sounds, and voices all confused."" the comuion people in England tvo]. Í

" To put on us to put on our clothes ; bave a good right to be obliged 10 your to take off us--to take off our clothes. The bonour;' and a good right my wife has to editor was going to have explained these be sorry after yees, for your going away.' plirases by, to dress and to undress; but “A good right the boy lias to be sick, for he these words would, to fasbionable readers, never spared himself early or late, any way.' brave conveyed the very teverse of the mcan.

· I have no right to thank the counsellor, ing iuteaded,"

for be never luvoured we more than another.'

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day, but this in particular ; and we ought lo' they penned, that 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 realiEvereatter." pp 103--108.

ties; and that every rule of life and These extracts, we admit, are, as

manners is substantially valuable, far as they go, very ereditable to the only as it may be made subservient 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, affirmed 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 omitmoance on all ibat 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 pea ant 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 to first introduced to Nancy and Rose, excite and animate bis devotional while they are yet young girls in the feelings; he will at least mieet 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 practice of the Gospel; wbile every to the younger children entrusted to

grow up, on the attention to be paid page will furnish' him with im- their care, on learning to sew, on portant instruction of a moral, pru- the dangers of fairs and wakes, and dential, and economical kind. We

on the reserve becoming young wohart Mrs. Leadbeater, there fore, as an able and useful auxiliary; for in service, several Dialogues follow,

After they have engaged in such a warfare as that which she which have a reference to their conwagesa war with indolence, im- dition, and their duties in that state providence, and vice—“ be 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 talse principles of reli- various ordinary occurrences of dogion, 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, motives, 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 in- 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

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 'Fbat stoul had a right to know me, for I and just views of the author.

And nade it every inch. - That saw had a right so well adapted do. we think it to do to be a good one, for I paid a great price, and twice as much as ever it was worth any good among the lower Irish, for Inow.'”

whose use it is expressly designed, * llibernice, we ought to rejoice. that we hope to see it printed in a


every line

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 loom now, and will have dore fail to fix their attention, lessons of industry, frugality and virtue, which yarn ready shortly.

Nancy. I tell you, Rose, we couldn't might produce far happier effects afford to buy the fáx; 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 laud, we we wish to give our readers an op- could not have the flax either portunity of judging whether we

Nacy. Some people have more luck over-rate the value of Mrs. Lead

than others.

Rose. We would not have such lack, beater's labours. The tendency of the 38th Dia. only we waited till Jem could gather enougla

of his earnings to build this house, on this logue, between Nancy and Rose, is bit of land that he took; and to be sure excellent. It is called “ Forecast."

many a one thought we'd never marry if we

waited for that; but Jen was mighty 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?

por wore out his clothes figliting, or the like; Rose . We don't pretend to much dress; thing worth talking of.

so you'd wonder how soon he gathered sounsbut we strive to be clean, indeed, and al

Nancy. And did you gather nothing ways to have a little change apiece. « Nancy. If all of us han one suit apiece,


“i Rose. I was at service, and my wages I'd be very proud ; but, indeed, now the lio

were not so high as to let me save mucha Den and every thing is so dear, I could not keep a tack upon the children, but for Mrs.

noney; but as I had a liking for Jem all

along, I still thought of making a little proNesbitt"; and what the quality gives us, lasts no time.

vision for bousekeeping, and bought wool,

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 inade; change for the small children they are very

and whenever I had a bit of spare time, I useful. However, if you tuke my advice, you'll always keep a bit of woul, and Aar, clothes too : so that when we were married.

was patching a quilt. I was saving a linie 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 few poor men can get a

niiddling health for a long time after his new shirt now.

heavy sickness; and it would not answer us

to be running to the shops, at every liani'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 sily 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 Susylcome and put on such a saving, steady man now,) loved com, ye; ibere's the five-minute-bell, and you pany, though he was no drinker; but he, wur't have a tatter ou ye by the time din nor I either, were ever the people to have a Der's up.'

thing, and want it. They were the plega "A latter was in this case used merely for sant times when we met at the dance, of the pleasure of employing a figurative term, as the child's clothes were not in tatters ; u* It's no sign by Jen. There is no sign of and the child, not having been used either that in Jem--or, by Jern's appearance, I to the word or the thing could compre- shonld not think so." bend only that it was a new name for a * † More times-nofttim:s--poctical. Plain deaa frock."


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