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Anecdote of Alexander the Great.
7 They have very little industry among sometimes to the number of fixty or eighthem; for fo well contented are they with ty. the gifts of Providence, wherewith these
Anecdote of Alexander the Great. Recorded ilards are surrounded, they have no Dotion of any other necessaries of life than
by Quintus Curtius, what they are already used to; and have "AE city of Sidon having furrendered karce a with beyond the supply of the prelet moment: that being an'wered, their to bestow the crown on him whom the Siordy care is to provide for their landlord, donians should think moft worthy of that ial to purchase spirits and tobacco, their honour. Hephæftion being at that time recely laxaries; of which they are all, both fident with two young men of distinction, men and women excessively fond. In fum- offered them the kingdom ; but they refulmer the men gather the wreck of sea weeds, ed it, telling him that it was contrary to the and burn it to make kelp; of which the laws of their country, to admit any one to lat:lord gets as much as is equivalent to the that honour, who was not one of the roy reat, and if any remained, it is bartered al family. He then, having exprefled his far what they most wanted or defired: the admiration of their disinterefted spirit, dered of the year the general and principal fired them to name one of the royal race, emplos of the men is fishing, except what who inight remember that he received the is fecellary for their potatoes and clothing, crown through their hands. Overlooking of the repairs of their huts and boats. Their many who would have been ambitious of beats
, called curraghs, are oval baskets, co. this high honour, they made choice of Abvered with feal fins; and in such weak dolonymus, whose fingular merit had renand tettering vessels, they venture out so far dered him conspicuous even in the vale of a is neceilary to get fish enough for their fa, obscurity. Though remotely related to the pilies
. Their Paell-Gith they get in the follow. royal family, a series of misfortunes had z manner: the inen go to the rocks, with reduced him to the necessity of cultivating a Ebook tied to the end of a strong rod, and garden for a small stipend, in the suburbs of wäh that they pull from under the rocks as the city. Taay crabs and lobsters as they want, the While Abdolonymus was bufily employed loutters commonly weigh from five to twelve in weeding his garden, the two friends of prands cach; for scollops and oysters, when Ilephæftion, bearing in their hands the enthe tide is out, the young women wade into figns of royalty, approached and saluted him the sea where they know the beds of such king, informing him that Alexander had Eth lay; some of them naked, others have appointed him to that office; and requiring ng ftripped off their petticoats, go in with him immediately to exchange his rustic garh their gowes tucked up about their waist. and utenlils of husbandry, for the regal robe The follops weigh from two lo four pounds and fceptre. At the farne time, they urged
him, when he mould be seated on the When the weather is favn urable the wa- throne, and have a nation in his power, men frequently affemble in some neighbour- not to forget the humble condition from og feld, convenient to their huts, where which he had been raised. they amuse themselves with knitting and All this appeared to Abdolenymus as an tanging in the fun. The oldest forming a illusion of the fancy, or an ialult offered circular group, fit working in the middle; to his poverty. He requested them not to ruund them the reft in circles, according to trouble him with their impertinent jeftsy their years; the younger surrounding those of and to find foine other way of amusing priter age, and singing alternate, and some. themselves, which might leave him in the us in chorus, while the elder continue peaceable enjoyment of his obscure habitati. kriting. The fongs called speic: Seouchs are on. At length, however, they convinced precital of exploits archieved by the giants, him that they were ferious in their proposal, baxters , and warriors of old.
and prevailed upon him to accept the regal Their funeral processions are no less wor- office, and accompany them to the palacc. hy of notice than their other cuitoms. No sooner was he in posleflion of the go! Knapped in a coarse linen cloth, by them vernment, than pride and envy created hira
ed ebed, the corfe is put into a curragh, enemies, who whispered their murmurs in wat the feet and and legs hanging over the every place, till at last they reached the ear here, and (with it) a man with a paddle of Alexander; who, commanding the new binduct the whole train to the isle of A. elccted prince to be fent for, enquired of 3 which is their burial ground : this cur- him, with what temper of mind he had net is followed by that which carried the borne his poverty. “Would to Heaven,' en dext follow the relations of the de- replied Abdolonymus, " that I may be able hotely in the order of their proximity in to bear my crown with equal moderation ! baked ; and then as many as had curraghs, for when I poffeffed little, I wanted no
6 parts 1- Ioth part
part I part
Bon Ton.-Recipe for making the Teet: black. Jan. thing: these hands supplied me with what. Meynel, the violoncello. --The principal ever I desired.” Froin this answer, Alex- . vocal performers from both theatres contriander formed so high an idea of his wisdom, buted; of course the catches, glees, and chothat he confirmed the choice which had russes were excellent.-- But why is ribaidry been made, and annexed a neighbouring petinitted ? Should the vile weeds of St. province to the government of Sidon. Giles's' durghills bę interwoven with the B 0 N TON.
roles of Anacreon, plucked from the de
lightful pastures of Parnaffus ? Should HE Italian Opera house has opened, gross indecency be substituted for wit, vul
but with no great prospect of public garism for humour? approbation, though nobiy patronized.-
Torbe Editor of the Hibernian Magazine. The fingers and the dancers are far inferior to those of last year ; but the band, which SIR, wat led by Cramer, is in every part highly I loving recipe, not with any expectation respectabic.
The want of the king's presence, which that it will become fashionable among them, was a hoft'at all musical meetings, has
ope- but rather as a curiosity of the kind. rated as a powerful check. The professional concert however is announced with Marebeli Recipe for making the Teeth Black; used by
the Ladies of the Eat-Indies. as the principal vo al performer, and Cra. mer at the head of the band.
Take of the pulp of full grown myrobaThe executive band of the state heing
20 parts out of action, the death of our coufin of Of green vitriol
3 parts Spain has not yet been mourned--the Prince Of Iron filings Regent of course will make her first appear. Of blue vitriol. ance in fables.
Of small unripe myrobalan Abington has an undoubted right to make Of gum arabic her appearance under this head, for me may Of oil of multard-feed
5 parts say with the late Geo. Faulkner, the printer, Macerate the myrobalans for a night of facetious memory, “ I know peers and in eighty parts of water : in the morning peers know me.
squeeze out the water, and put it on the Abington feels severely for his majesty'; fire to boil. Pulverise the other ingredients illness, a memorial having been prepared (except the oil) and add them to the infupraying a pension, and it having been inti fion while it is boiling : when it acquires a mated that a provision from the privy purse thick confiftence, add the oil. would be granted in recompence for amuse- This preparation is spread on a leaf of menrs afforded.
betel, and applied, at bed time, to the The ladies of the lords of the bed cham• teeth, where it is suffered to remain until ber, having taken great offence at the inu- morning. tility applied to their husbands--they may When they wish to give it a reddish tinge, be bad politicians, lay the ladies, but they they add to these ingrediepts a certain proare good men.
portion of buckum; a porous wood of a Lady Loughborough’s patronage of Mifs red colour, which communicates to water Wallace, his much merit; but has not the by infusion. lady chosen a wrong profession for her ward? There are many other receipts, but the The stage is enchanted ground which few above is sufficient for a specimen. The bawomen can tread without infinite danger to fis of them all, is a vegetable aftringent, their honour. Managers are insatiate, mon- combined with some preparation of iron. fters, who think nothing of devouring vir- Nothing can shew the force of habit-degins, and where will they find heroes or termining our ideas of beauty than this reknights errant to protect them ?- not on ceipt. How locked is a European lady to be the Itage, for their virtue is only represent. told that white teeth are a deformity, and ed, and honour and courage are generally that black teeth are highly beautiful and orfictitious.
namental! Yet after all, if we disallow The hard wcather at Paris has prevented the force of habit, and endeavour to prove anv recent change in the fathion: long cloaks, who is in the right as to this matter, it must with fur linings, cover every thing.- be universally acknowledged that what na
The Anacreontic sociecy have commenced ture has appointed'must be moft beautiful this year with more than usual vivacity:- European ladies therefore have nature on their Haydn's music had the honour of adoption, fide, while the advocates for black teeth car and the band was excellent. Cramer first plead only the prejudices of education. violin.-Clementi, the piano forte.--- Parke,
Tam, Sir, the bautboy.-- Leapders, the horns.-Con
Yours, dell, Hindmasth, and Smith, violins.-M.
and purfued with dangers from
9 Reflections on Winter.
The sportsman now, with his sagacious Nature ! great parent ! whose unceasing ing covey, uplifts the tube, and with un.
dogs, traverses the fields, springs the found. hand Rais round the seasons of the changeful erring aim, marking the game, in a moment
lays them breathless, fluttering on the ground, year,
Inhuman sport! but much-loved diverfion. How mighty! how majestic are thy works! With what a pleafing dread they (well the
Ah ! now, ye feathered tribes, where will soul!
you be safe from the fowler's wily arts, from THOMSON's Winter.
the terrific thunder of the destructive gun?
Hard is your lot, pinched with cold, bitten OW
reous landscape of nature, where the every quarter ! aniden cowllip reared the dewy head, and The mufic of the woods is over ; the en thousand kinds of flowers in gayiprofu• songsters of the groves are ftruck dumb ; ban spread their variegated dyes, delight no no more they warble forth their fwect notes ware! In vain I look round for the plaited in ftrains delightful, nor tune their throats daizy, or the gaudy tulip, for the milkwhite to love : no more they welcome the newEy, or the fun-flower tinged with gold-in born day with their inimitable harmonies, main feel the humble violet, breathing its nor hail the approach of day's great foveStoriferous perfume in the sequeftered vale. reign; but benumb'd with cold, they fit dif. Alas ! they are gone !--they are faded, and consolate amor.g the bushes, or driven by will be seen no more, till gender regent of want, croud into the farmers yards, to seck the day again collects his fructifying beams, for food and shelter-helter from the incleand fair-handed Spring returns with benig- mency of the season, and from the deathDant smiles.
griping claws of the rapacious falcon. The gentle zephyrs, which a little while Immense flights of field-fares and redapon, breathing from the warm chambers of wings now visit our illand, driven here by the le south, bore on their kindly fanning wings intense cold of the northern countries, to pick the ambrofial odours, exhaled from Flora's a scanty subsistence from the few berries rich perfumes, are now driven far away, by which yet remain on the hedge-rows and fra Winter's howling winds, and boiste- hawthorn bushes. The snipe too is found rous forms. — The waving trees, under in our moors and marshes, and with bill inwhose delightful shade the Muses played, gulpht, seeks its unctuous food, or running and penlive Solitude fat reclined, are stripped along the crystal streams, devours the worms of their verdant honours, and all bare and un- and-insects that it finds on the surface ; the fightly, spread their naked arms to the freeze few of them that escape the murdering gun ing kies, and tempeft-fraught heavens. return annually with the returning spring. The joyous fun, which a few weeks ago Ioanted on his refulgent throne, scattered On the Beauty of the Roman Ladies. glories as he climbed over the eaftern hills, rejoicing the earth, and animating the whole (Translated from the French of the late Pre
fident Dupaty ) race of organized beings, is now shrouded in thick clouds, or emits a weak and pallid W.)
HY Mould I not say something of
the state of female beauty at Romne ; Faint are his gleams, and ineffectual shoot
beauty, which is so highly ettimated in every His ftruggling rays in horizontal lines,
country in the world, before which the heart Taro' the thick air, as cloath'd in cloudy of the mature man is still inflamed when
of youth begins to palpitate, the imagination ftori, Weak, wan, and broad, he skirts the south- of which ftill melts, or makes the old man
nothing else can warm him, and the memory And foou descending to the long dark night,
smile. Winte lhading all the proftrate world resigns. elfe. Nature here, in the composition of wo
Beauty is rare here, as it is every where Vor a the night unwilh’d, while vital heat, L.35, life, and joy, the dutcous day for men, is often deficieni in that charm ng
ern sky i
combination of colours and foron which the THOMSON.
eye of man demands when it contemplates the softer fex.
10 On the Beauty of the Roman Ladies.—The Careless Lover. Jan.
She is said, however, to compensate for comes disproportionate ; but it is to this vethis negligence, or want of industry, with ry indolence, which, in so fort a time, will respect to the Roman women, by the per- disguise all the delicacy of her face, that she fection of their shoulders ; but I am in real. is indebted for those handsome shoulders, ity of opinion, that if the shoulders of the which she displays to view with so much Roman women appear more beautiful, it is pride. because they are more seen ; possibly too the There is another reason why the beauty émbonpoint that begins to take place very of the Roman women decays fo rapidly : it early, does in fact contribute to embellish is always kept shut up; it is always in the them.
shade. The bud of beauty, like other flowBe this as it may, nature could not place ers, requires the rays of the sun. more happily, nor accord with more effect, I must say a word or too of the voice of the forehead, eyes, nose, mouth, chin, ears the Roman women, for the voice is an ellen. and neck, than in the Roman women ; the tial part of the sex. That of the Roman could not possibly employ purer, fofter, or woman, like their faces, is fine, but it has no more correct forms; all the 'diftinct parts, foul : it expresses, at times, the bursts of parare finished, and the whole is complete. fion, but hardly ever its true accents. How charming is complexion! It is impreg- Roman woman, in short fing before you, nated with roles and with lilies. What car. her voice will not originate from her heart, nation! You would think that fair one per. nor will it expire in your's. petually bluthing,
There are exceptions, however, among A fine Roman head never fails to astonish, the Roman ladies, to all I have been saying. and, taken altogether, affects the heart: its I am myself acquainted with at least three; beauties are perceived at the first glance, and Theresa, Rosalinda, and Palmira P..... the fightest recollection brings it full into It is true, that by passing their lives with
foreigners, in their father's house, the coqueBut, as every excellence in this world is try natural to their sex and to themielves is counterbalanced by its defects; if a Roman continually kept in action. woman receives from nature that beauty Theresa' is Armida in miniature ; Palmira which astonishes and excites admiration, she would have resembled Erminia, in the days does not obtain from her that grace which of Erminia ; Rotalinda has something of charms and inspires love.. If the possesses whatever is pleasing in a woman in every those never failing attractions which form, country in the world. Each motion of her of a fine woman, but one beauty, the is eye-lid and of her lip 'is a grace. Thele wanting in those fugitive graces, which, of three sisters possess accomplishments. They one amiable person, form twenty. You may dance-with delicacy-with expression ! contemplate that countenance a whole day But I have said fufficient on the subject of in vain, those fine eyes will only have one Roman beauty ; the delicate bloom of a look, that pretty mouth only one smile ; flower must be carefully touched, and its never will you discover either pain or plea- perfumes (paringly inhaled.sure passing over that unvaried brow į nor those accomplished features gently undulat
The Careless Lover. ing, like water, by the intensible motion of a tender sentiment, or a delicate idea.
Y a train of winning attentions and beIt may be observed, indeed, that it is dif. witching assiduities, George Davifon, a ficult for a woman of much sensibility to be very fashionable young fellow, of a very ref. perfectly handsome. Sengbility neceflarily pectable family, but rather stratened in his deranges, by its delicate motions the propor: circumstances, being a man of ton and taste, tions of the face ; but, then, it substitutes as he had only a small poit under the governfeatures expreffive of mind, for beauty. ment, made himself fo agreeable in the eyes
Nothing is more rare than to meet with fo consequential, indeed, in the eyes a face here that moves, or interests; that miss Fenwick, a young heiress, portefied of bespeaks a foul.
a considerable fortune in various hapes, that But what lovely hands ! and beautiful se gave him all the encouragement which hands are indeed a beauty, they are fo rare ! the most animated lover could desire ; but
Beauty, among the Roman women, fades there was always in her whole behaviour to very rapidly, and at once. Here it is a rose him the mi it pointed propriety. without a bud. A Roman girl of fifteen is · Flattered by his assiduities and attentions, in full beauty ; and as the does 1100 euktivate and fondly believing that he had really a it by any exercise, as the overwhelms it with sincere personal regard for her, without being Sleep, and takes no method to preserve it, under the influence of any lucrative considero her features are soon surcharged with too ations, as he had a general good character, great piumpreis, and acr whole form be., and discovered no vicious propensities, the
IT promised herself not a little pleasure in railing Before Mr. Seaton could articulate'an ana young man of merit, who gave the strong: fwer, George entered the room, and having eit affurances of a difinterefted attachment, made a cool bow to him, put a little voluine to an affluent fituation.
into Amelia's hands, telling her that it was Animated by her future prospects, and the prettiest book of the kind he had ever future designs, the complied with her im
met with. patient lover's earnest desire to fix the wed. As Mr. Seaton left the room foon after ding-day, with a chearfulness which charm. George made his appearance, Amelia was, ed him, with a satisfaction which she could for the first time, embarrassed by the fight Dot conceal.
of her lover : however, the received the It may easily be imagined by those who book presented to her with her usual politeare acquainted with the importance of nels, and gave him no reason by her looks wealth, 'that George Davison was not the to suppose that the had heard any thing to only man who made his addresses to miss his disadvantage. She was indeed very un. Fenwick. She had, indeed, in her fuite willing to give credit to any reports against many respectable admirers, and many rap. him : and determined not to believe him turois lovers ; but George was the only man unworthy of her affection, until she was certhat had made an impression upon her heart, tain that his conduct was indefensible. as she deemed him, with all his accomplish. George took his leave in a few minutes ments and attractions, really deserving of after he had presented his book, and recomher sensations in his favour. There was mended the perufal of it with additional spibut one man in her suite, except himself, rit in his manner of speaking. who flood high enough in her esteem to make Amelia was not now in a humour to read ; her believe that he was very well qualified to but she put the book recommended to her make the woman who gave him her hand in her pocket, and strolling to a picturesque bappy in the marriage state. This man was part of her extensive grounds, sat down upon 2 Mr. Seaton, who with a sound understand- a bank. ing, was a very entertaining companion : Taking out her book me began to read, who with the most benevolent disposition, but could not help taking her eyes, now and was truly polite in his manners, and irre- then, from the page before her, in order to proachable in his moral conduct through life. ruminate on what had drope from Mr. SeaAs he was polessed of all those advantages, ton's lips. though he wanted all his elegant allurements, In turning over the leaves the came to George could not help looking on him as a one which ftruck her in a particular manner, formidable rival, till he had secured the no- a note, written by a female hand, and admination of his wedding day: by that nomi- drefied to the man to whom she was going to nation he was perfectly satisfied, and gave be united for life, made her start with lurhimself up to the joys of expectation which prize. By that note it appeared that a fa. fluttered in his bofom.
vourite mistress had the full posseflion of his A few days before that which miss Fen- heart, and that a great part of the fortune wick bad fixed for the completion of her arising from his marriage was destined to lorer's felicity, Mr. Seaton, who was always keep her in the most fashionable style. The a welcome guest at her house, as she listened book dropped from her hand, and the probaat all times with pleasure to his improving bly would have fainted, had not Mr. Seaton ami amusing conversation, waited on her. who stood concealed not far from the inter
Soon after his entrance into the room in esting spot, flown to her aslistance, and saved which she received him, he informed her that her from falling. he had some intelligence to communicate to As soon as he could find words, she told her, in which the was deeply concerned. Mr. Seaton that she was too well convinced
Amelia was not a little surprised at the so- of the baseness of her lover's behaviour to lemnity with which Mr. Scaton addressed think of having any farther connections with her, but intreated him, with the strongest him: and thewed him the note which had marks of curiosity in her countenance, to fufficiently opened her eyes : the conversatiproceed.
on which followed between them proved He then told her plainly, that if she marri- highly satisfaclory to Mr. Seaton, as he felt el Davison the would certainly repent of her himself in the fairest way to arrive at the connection with him.
fummit of his wishes. Amelia was very willing to bolieve that the Amelia, though she was thoroughly conwas going to cherish in her breast an coemy vinced of her lover's unworthiness, determin13 her peace, and requested Mr. Seaton with ed not to strike the blow of disappointment additional eagernes, to be more explicit till the very day appointed for the wedding. with regard to his most unexpected intor- When George appeared, on that day, in mation.
his bridal dress ; Ite laid, laughing, to him