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into the lotiery? “No, Sir," says the farmer, “ I hope I have too much prudence than to run such risks.” Why than take my advice, my good friend, and suffer any inconvenience sooner than go to law, as the chances are more against you there than in the lottery."
A getleman having a remarkably bad breath, was met by a celebrated Irish wit at Lucan's coffeee-house, who asked him where he had been ? “I have been taking the air this morning,” says he, “which was rather disagreeable too, as I had a d- d north wind full in my face all the time." Come, come,” says the wit, “ don't you complain ; by G-d, the north wind had the worst of it."
Pytheas, the daughter of Aristotle, being asked which was the most beautiful colour, made answer, that of modesty.
Dr. Parr is not very delicate in the choice of his expressions, when heated by argument or contradiction. He once called a clergyman a fool, who, indeed, was little better. The clergyman said, he would complain of this usage to the Bishop. "Do," said the Doctor, “and my Lord Bishop will confirm you."
At a late assize in Somersetshire, the court was extremely crowded with persons anxious to hear a case of great interest, which stood first on the list. The Judge entered and taking his seat, waited till the Crier should open the court. No voice, however, was heard-all was silent suspense. At length the Judge rose up—"Where is the Crier—what is he about that he doesn't
the court ?" A countryman, pressing forward among the crowd, exclaimed "He's not here ; his wife's dead, my Lord-he can't cry to day.”
A young woman meeting a learned Doctor, in the square of a certain town, asked him where she might find a shopkeeper whom she wanted. The Doctor gave the following direction : “ Move your pedestrian digits along the diagonal of this rectangle, in a line perpendicular to the earth's equator, till you arrive at the junction of the two sides. Diverge then to the left, at right angles-Perge for about fifty paces in that quadrangle, and you will have occular demonstration of him, standing in an edifice for the purpose of illumination.”
Do not expect too much from your friend. If you take a friend, you must take him with those frailties which are common to humanity ; and from which he will not be fully delivered till mortality is swallowed up in life. The most correct understanding has its prejudices; the finest temper has its irregularities
and in friendship, a certain strength of mind is necessary, to rise above those mere accidents of character, and to settle on excellencies which are unaffected by circumstance.
PALMYRA ; OR, TADMOR IN THE DESERT.
Mr. Editor, I shall feel obliged if you will insert the following in your Gleaner, thinking it not inferior, in some parts, to the Palmyra which appeared in No. 1, Vol. II.
Your obedient servant, October 31, 1822.
Spirit of greatness! clad in gorgeous gloom,
Crowd moontide glories, twilight, midnight shades,
ON THE FALLING LEAF.
How dubious hangs the tender leaf,
When Autumn shakes the sceptre near ;
And pray her yet awhile to spare.
Its little form, so near undone
Before it feels the dreaded blow :
When life is scarcely worth a breath
(Whose nerves are trem’lous and decay'd), Doth supplicate the monster Death
Longer to spare his scythe's red blade.
The leaf falls down, is seen no more,
By winds far driven to its lot;
By all but greedy worms forgot.
PILGRIM AND HUNTER.
That cell's his home, there, musing, will he sit
While her cheeks youth's glow display
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19.-W. Middleton, Liverpool, tea dealer. –J. Wood, Bishopsgate-street, grocer.-0. Mills, Warwick, wine merchant.-J. Buckley, Hollingreave, Saddleworth, York, woollen cloth manufacturer.-J. Cayme, jun. and T. B. Watts, Yeovel, Somerset, spirit merchants.-J. Day, Fenchurch-street, merchant.-J. Durham, Lower Shadwell-street, butcher.-W. B. White, Strand, draper.-G. D. Clark, Strand, merchant.-C. Chambers, Steel-yard, Upper Thames-street, ironmonger.-E. Weaver, Bristol, ironmonger.-S. Salmon, Regent-street, stationer.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22.-J. Hewlett, Gloucester, cabinet maker. -J. Fox, Bath, grocer and tea dealer.-L. Evill, Walcot, Somerset, money-scrivener.-W. Gregson, Kingston-upon-hull, linen draper.-R. Childe, Little Stretton, Salop, blacksmith.-E. Wilson and P. Wilson, Methley, York, malsters.-G. Blackband, Guosall, Stafford, grocer.-A. Cuming, Claines, Worcester, draper.-J. Kewer, Golden square, Middlesex, carpenter.-R. Birkett, Liverpool, Lancaster, dealer and chapman.-R. Leyland, Liverpool, Lancaster, soap boiler.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26.-W.C. Gill, Melksham, Wilts, linen draper.-W. Armstrong, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, merchant.-A. Bremnef, Bond-court, Walbrook, merchant.-R. Belawy, Spaxton, Somerset, shopkeeper.-P. Robinson, Kendal, Westmorland, mercer and draper.-R. Henessey, Whitecross-street, timbermerchant.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29,–J. Lee, Horsleydown, Surrey, lighterman and wharfinger.-W. Hudson, late of Camberwell, Surrey, bricklayer.-J. Eastwood, York, clothier.-W. Whittle, Dorset, tanner.-J. Douglass and D. Russell, London, drapers, and mercers.-H. Underwood, Cheltenham, builder.-W. Barratt, Holborn, bricklayer.
MARRIAGES.-On the 10th ult. Mr. Corney, of Arundel, to Miss Newland, of Torrington.-On the 14th ult. at Broadwater church, Mr. James Jutten, builder, to Miss Ann Peakins, Both of Worthing.–At Ripe, Mr. Edward Mannington, miller, to Miss Lucy Radford, of the same place.—At Newick, Mr. John Sturt, to Miss Mary Holman, both of Lewes.-A short time since, at Brighton, Mr. James Mullerns, of Acton, to Miss Eliza Chapman, of Lewes.
-On the 26th ult. at Broadwater church, by the Rev. Peter Wood, George Grenville Pigott, Esq. to Miss Charlotte Long, youngest daughter of E. B. Long, Esq. of Hampton-Lodge, in