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hands; you see it brougbi to its ultnost po

tired, finding he was almost come to a blank leaf to them in the words of Goliath, 'I will give bet

There is at the end of it, cried, “ Courage, lads, I see to the fowls of the air, and to the beas da land.' On the contrary, our progress through that field.' kind of writers I am now speaking of is never at Though exercises of this kind, aben indult an end. One day makes work for another-we do with moderation, may have a good influear la not know when to promise ourselves rest. on the mind and body, the country atford sa

It is a melancholy thing to consider that the art other amusements of a more noble kino. of printing, which might be the greatest blessing to Among these I know none more delighted as mankind, should prove detrimental to us, and that self, and beneficial to the public, thao tatt it should be made use of to scatter prejudice and planting. I could mention a robleman whor be ignorance through a people, instead of conveying lune has placed him in several parts of Engster to them truth and knowledge.

and who has always left these visible maris bras I was lately reading a very whimsical treatise, him, which show he has been there: be never din entitled William Ramsay's Vindication of Astrolo- a house in his life, without leaving all about a a

Ideas gy. This profound author, among many mystical seeds of wealth, and bestowing legacia e o passages, has the following one: "The absence of posterity of the owner. Had all the geotecni the sun is not the cause of nighi, forasmuch as his England made the same improvements uporte light is so great that it may illuminate the earth all estates, our whole country would have been wa over at once as clear as broad day; but there are time as one great garden. Nor ought sech e o tenebrificous and dark stars, by whose influence ployment to be looked upon as too inglorios y night is brought on, ard which do ray out dark- men of the highest rank. There bave been bra ness and obscurity upon the earth as the sun does in this art, as well as in others. We are todo light.'

particular of Cyrus the Great, that he plead dat I consider writers in the same view this sage the Lesser Asia. There is indeed something tong astrologer does the heavenly boilies. Some of them magnificent in this kind of amusement : il gined are stars that scatter light as others do darkness. nobler air to several parts of nature ; it hilla I could mention several authors who are tenebrisi- earth with a variety of beautiful scenes, at de cous stars of the first magnitude, and point out a something in it like creation. For this poze da krot of gentlemen who have been dull in corcert, pleasure of one who plants is something list and may be looked upon a dark constellation of a port, who, as Aristotle observes, is bouto The nation has been a great while benighted with lighted with his productions than any otber erkr several of these antiluminaries. I suffered them to or artist whatsoever. ray out their darkness as long as I was able to en Plantations have one advantage in the near dure it, till at length I came to a resolution of not to be found in most other works, as they can rising upon them, and hope in a little time to drive pleasure of a more lasting date, and continuar them quite out of the British hemisphere. improve in the cye of the planter. Wbro

have finished a building, or any other undertale ADDISON.

of the like nature, it immediately decays upon

perfection, and from that time hastening on a No 583. FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1714, rain. On the contrary, wben you have breathing

your plantations, they are still arriving al from Ipse thymum pinosque ferens de montibus altis, degrees of perfection as long as you live

, and Tecta serat tale circui, cui talia curit :

pear nore delightful in every succeeding series Jpee labore manuin duro teral ; ipse for aces

they did in the foregoing. big at humo pluntas, el amicos errigei imbres. VIRG. Georg. iv. ver. 112.

But I do not only recommend this art to 1848 With his own hand, the guardian of the bees

estates as a pleasing ainusemnent, but as it is a Hur slips of pines may search the mountain trees; of virtuous employment, and may therefute he's And with wild thyme and sav'ry plant the plain, culcated by moral motives; particularly from by Till his hard horny fingers ache with pain;

love which we ought to have for our corutry, a And deck with fruitful trees the fields around, And with refreshing waters drench the ground.

the regard which we ought to bear to our paletes

As for the first, I need only mration what to fr Every station of life has duties which are proper resc-trees does by no means bear a proportion to do it

quently observed by others, that the increze eldo to it. Those who are determined by choice to iny destruction of the in, insomuch that in a fair particular kind of business are indeed more happy the nation may be at a loss to supply itself than those who are determined by necessity; but timber sufficient for the licets of Eughaid, like both are under an equal obligation of fixing on

when a man talks of posterity in matters of me en:ployments, which may be either useful to them.

nature be is looked upon with ao esp of suick?! selves or beneficial to others: no one of the sons of the cupnirgand selfieh part of enarik ind. Hal pero Adam ought to think himself exempe from that la- are of the humour of an old fellow of a colkes", i hour and industry which were denounced to our

when he was pressed by the society to cour Home first parent, and in him to all his po terity. Those, something that might redverò to the grande el teu to whom birth or fortune may seem to make such an application unnecessary, ought to find out some ing,' says he, ' something for posterity, turlust

successors, grew very peesish ; . We are almonds calling or profession for theinselves, that they may faio see posterity do something for us. not lie as a burden on the species, and be the only But I think men are inexcusable, ube useless parts of the creation.

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duty of this patare, since it is so easily escamp Many of our country gentlemen in their busy When a man considers that the pulling a te*** hours apply themselves wholly to the chase, or to some other diversion which they find in the fields make his appearance in the world about all eminent English writers to represent every one of descendants easy or rich, by so it considerable ebem as lying under a kind of curse pronounced expense; if he finds himself averse to si, ko se

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nclude that he has a poor and base beart, void of fruitful region which lies at the foot of mount TirI generous principles and love to mankind. zah, in the southern parts of China. Shalum (which There is one consideration which may very much is to say the planter, in the Chinese language) posforce what I have bere said. Many honest minds, sessed all the neighbouring hills, and that great range ut are naturally disposed to do good in the world, of mountains which goes under the name of Tirzah. d become beneficial to mankind, complain within Harpath was of a haughty contemptuous spirit ; emselves that they have not ralents for it. This Shalum was of a gentle disposition, beloved both refore is a good office, which is suited to the by God and man. anest capacities, and which may be performed It is said that, among the antediluvian women, multitudes, who have not abilities sufficient to the daughters of Cohu had their minds wholly set serve well of their country, and to recommend opon riches; for which reason the beautiful liilpa mselves to their posterity, by any other method. preferred Harpath to Shalum, because of his nuis the phrase of a friend of mine, when any use- merous flocks and herds, that covered all the low

country neighbour dies, that you may trace country which runs along the foot of mount Tir»;' which I look upon as a good funeral oration zah, and is watered by several fountai.is and the death of an honest husbandman, wbo bath streams breaking out of the sides of that mount the impressions of his industry behind bim in tain. place where he has lived.

Harpath made so quick a dispatch of his courtUpon the foregoing considerations, I can scarce ship, that he married Hilpa in the hundredth year bear representing the subject of this paper as a of her age; and, being of an insolent temper, od of moral virtue ; which, as I have already laughed to scorn his brother Shalum for having prewn, recommends itself likewise by the pleasure tended to the beautiful Ilipa, when he was mas. t attends it. It must be confessed thai this is ter of nothing but a long chain of rocks and mounle of those turbulent pleasures which is apt to tains. This so much provoked Shaluin, that he is tify a man in the heats of youth ; but, if it be said to have cursed his brother in the bitterness of so tumultuous, it is more lasting. Nothing can his heart, and to have prayed that one of his mounmore delightful than to entertain ourselves with tains might fall upon his head if ever he came spects of our own making, and to walk under within the shadow of it. le shades which our own industry has raised. From this time forward Harpath would never lusements of this nature co:npose the mind, and venture out of the vallies, but came to an untimely at rest all those passions which are uneasy to end in the two buodred and fiftieth year of his age, sonl of man, besides that they naturally en- being drowned in a river as he attempted to cross der good thoughts, and dispose us to laudable it. This river is called to this day, from his name templations. Many of the old philosophers who perished in it, the river Harpath ; and, what is ied away the greatest parts of their lives very remarkable, issues out of one of those mounng their gardens. Epicurus himself could not tains which shalum wished might fall upon his bro. k sensual pleasure attainable in any other ther, when he cursed him in the bitterness of his le. Every reader, who is acquainted with Ho heart. , Virgil, and Ilorace, the greatest geniuses of Hilpa was in the hundred and sixtieth year of antiquity, knows very well with how much rap. lier age at the death of her husband, having brought

they have spoken on this subject; and that him but fifty children before he was snatched away, gil in particular has written a whole book on as has been already related. Many of the antediart of planting.

Juvians made love to the young widow; though no his art seeins to have been more especially one was thonght so likely to succeed in her affecpted to the nature of man in his primeval tions as her first lover Shalum, who renewed his

when he had life enough to see his produc- court to her about ten years after the death of Har; flourish in their utmost beauty, and gradually path; for it was not thought decent in those days uy with him. One who lived before the food that a widow should be seen by a man within ten at have seen a wood of the tallest oaks in the years after the decease of her husband. 'n. But I only mention this particular, in or- Shalum falling into a deep melancholy, and reto introduce, in my next paper, a history solving to take away that objection which had h I have found among the accounts of China, been raised against him when he made his first adwhich may be looked upon as an antediluvian dresses to Hilpa, began, immediately after her

marriage with Harpath, to plant all that mounDison.

tainous region whicit fell to his lot in the division of this country. He knew how to adapt every

plant to its proper soil, and is thought to have in. N• 584. MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 1714.

herited many traditional secrets of that art from

the first man. This employment turned at length Tic gelidi fontes, hic mollia prata, Lycori,

to his profit as well as to his amusement: his moun. Hic nemus, hic toto tecum consumerer ato.

tains were in a few years shaded with young trees,

VIRG. Ecl. x. ver. 42. that gradually shot up into groves, woods, and ome see what pleasures in our plains abound; forests, intermixed with walks, and lawns, and "he woods, the fountains, and the flow'ry ground: Tere I could live, and love, and die, with only you.

gardens; iosoinuch that the whole region, from a DRYDEX.

naked and desolate prospect, began now to look

like a second Paradise. The pleasantness of the A was one of the hundred and fifty daughters place, and the agreeable disposition of Shalum, who ilpah, of the race of Cohu, by whom some of was reckoned one of the mildest and wisest of all earned think is meant Cain. She was exceed who lived before the flood, drew into it multitudes

beautiful ; and, when she was but a girl of of people, who were perpetually employed in the "score and ten years of age, received the ad- sinking of wells, the digging of trenches, and the es of several who made love to her. Among hollowing of trees, for the better distribution of

were two brothers, Harpath and Shalum. water through every part of this spacious planrath, being the first-born, was master of that tation.

The habitations of Shalum looked every year enamoured with the rerdure of her meadnes? ! more beautiful in the eyes of litpa, who, after the thou not more affected with the prospect oft space of seventy aatuinos, was wonderfully pleased green vallies than thou wouldest be with the with the distant prospect of Shalum s hills, which of her person. The lowings of my berds, ana were then covered with ianamerable tufts of trees, bleatings of my flocks, make a pleasant echo 1 and gloomy scenes, that gave a magnificence to the thy mountains, and soand sweetly in the place, and converted it into one of the finest land- What though I am delighted with the wavize1 scapes the eye of man could bebold.

thy forests, and those breezes of perfam w The Chinese record a letter which Shalum is low from the top of Tirzah, are these like : said to have written to Hilpa in the eleventh year riches of the valley of her widowhood. I shall here translate it, with. * I knew thee; O Shalom; thou art more e out departing from that noble simplicity of senti. and happy than any of the sons of weu. : ments and plainness of manners which appear in dwellings are among ibe cedars; then searches the original.

the diversity of soils, thou understandest the Shalum was at this time ane hundred and eighty fiuences of the stars, and market the care years old, and Hilpa one hundred and seventy. seasons. Can a woman appear lovely in the

of such an one? Disquict me not, O Shalun : Shalum, Master of Mount Tirtal, to Hilpa, me alone, that I may enjoy those goodly pre Mistress of the Vallies.

sions which are fallen to my lot. Wis see * In the 788th year of the creation.

thy enticing words. May thy trees increases . What have I not suffered, 0 thou daughter of multiply : cayest thou add wood to wood, 1 Zilpah, since thou gavest thyself away in marriage shade to shade; but tempt not Hilpa to destroy to iny rival? I grew weary of the light of the sun, solitude, and make thy retirement populous and have ever since been covering anyself with woods and forests. These threescore

and ten years accepted

of a treat

in one of the neighbearing

The Chinese say that a little time afterward have I bewailed the loss of thee on the tops of to which Shalam had invited her. This treats Mount Tirzah, and soothed my melancholy among for two years, and is said to have cost Shalen i a thousand gloomy shades of my own raising. My hundred antelopes, two thousand estriches dwellings are at present as the garden of God; thousand tons of milk; but what most of every part of them is filled with fruits, and flowers, commended it, was that variety of delicios and fountains. The whole mountain is perfomed and potberbs, in which no person thee living call with a beautiful race of mortals, let us multiply planted amidst the wood of nightingales I loved, and let us people this spot of the new world any way equal Shalom.

He treated her in the bower which boy exceedingly among these delightful shades, and fill every quarter of them with sons and danghters

. wood was made up of such fruit-trees and Remember, O thou daughter of Zilpah, that the ing.birds ; so that it had drawn into it all the

as are most agreeable to the several kinds et age of man is but a thousand years; that beanty of the country, aod was filled from seerd er is the admiration but of a few centuries. It flour year to the other with the most agrecable cer rishes as a mountain oak, or as a cedar on the top in season. of Tirzah, which in three or four hundred years will fade away, and never be thought of by poste surprising scene in this new region of sodas

He showed her esery day some beautifs a rity, unless a young wood springs from its rouls. and, as by this means he had all the appartasi Think well on this, and remember thy neighbour he could wish for of opening his mind to be in the mountains.'

succeeded so well, that spog ber departure Having here inserted this letter, which I look made him a kind of promise, and gave this upon as the only antediluvian billet-doux now ex. word to return him a positive answer is iets a

fifty years. tant, I shall in my next paper give the answer to it, and the sequel of this story.

She had not been long among her own peamine ADDISON.

the vallies, when she received ben orertures. at the same time a most splendid visit, fram

pach, who was a mighty man of old, and bed! N° 585. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1714.

a great city, which he called after bis 67 Every house was made for at least a tez24

years, nay, there were some that were les Ipse lætitia vores ad aderu jactant

for three lives; so that the quantity of ste 81 Intons montes : 1pc jam carmina rupes, Ipsa sonant arbusta

timber consumed in this building is scarce tai VIRG. Ecl. v. ver. 63.

imagined by those who live in the presentar The mountalo tops unshorn, the rocks rejoice;

the world. This great man catertained here The lowly shrubs partake of human voice. the voice of musical instruments which had beat

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lately invented, and danced before her to the sea

of the timbrel. He also presented ber with me THE SEQUEL OF THE STORY OF SHALUM AND HILPA. domestic utensils wrought in bras and iron, *. The letter inserted in my last had so good an effect had been newly found out for the convenient upon Hilpa, that she answered it in less than a

life. In the meantime Shalom grew en twelvemonth, after the following manner :

with himself, and was sorely displeased at :

for the reception which she had given to Visites * Hilpa, Mistress of the Vallies, to Shalum, Master during a whole revolution of Satura; bat

, kan insomuch that he never wrote to ber or spokea of Mount Tirzah.

that this intercourse went no further than 8 *** • In the 789th year of the creation. he again renewed his addresses to ber; whe, eine What have I to do with thee, O Shalum? Thou his long silence, is said very oftea to bate** praisesi Hilpa's beauty, but art thou not secretly a wishing eye upon mouet Tirzah.

Her mind continued wavering about twenty of pain, in its midnight rambles. A man that muryears longer between Shalum and Mispach; for ders his enemy, or deserts his friend in a dream, hough her inclinations favoured the former, ber had need to guard his temper against revenge and nterest pleaded very powerfully for the other. ingratitude, and take heed that he be not tempted While her heart was in this unsettled condition, to do a vile thing in the pursuit of false or the he following accident happened, which deter- neglect of true honour. For my part, I seldom ained her choice. A high tower of wood that receive a benefit, but in a night or two's time I tood in the city of Mispach having caught fire by make most noble returns for it; which, though flash of lightning, in a few days reduced the my benefactor is not a whit the better for, yet it rhole town to ashes. Mispach resolved to rebuild pleases ne to think that it was from a principle of se place, whatever it should cost him; and, having gratitude in me that my mind was susceptible of lready destroyed all the timber of the country, such generous transport, while I thought myself ree was forced to have recourse to Shalum, whose paying the kindness of my friend : and I have orests were now two bundred years old. He pur- often been ready to beg pardon, instead of returnrased these woods with so many herds of cattle ing an injury, after considering that when the od tlocks of sheep, and with such a vast extent of offender was in my power I had carried my resentelds and pastures, that Shalum was now grown ments much too far. ore wealthy than Mishpach ; and therefore ap- "I think it has been observed in the course of eared so charming in the eyes of Zil pali's daugh- your papers, how much one's happiness or misery r, that she no longer refused him in marriage. may depend upon the imagination : of which truth in the day in which he brought her up into the those strange workings of fancy in sleep are no inountains he raised a most prodigious pile of ce- coosiderable instances; so that not only the advan. ar, and of every sweet-smelling wood, which tage a man has of making discoveries of himself, ached above three hundred cubits in height: he but a regard to bis own ease or disquiet, may inso cast into the pile bundles of myrrh and sheaves duce him to accept of my advice. Such as are

spikenard, enriching it with every spicy shrub, willing to comply with it, I shall put into a way rd making it fat with the gums of his plantations of doing it with pleasure, by observing only one his was the burnt-offering which Shalum offered maxim which I shall give them, viz.“ To go to bed

the day of his espousals: the smoke of it ascend with a mind entirely free from passion, and a body I up to heaven, and filled the whole country with clear of the least intemperance." cense and perfume.

'They, indeed, who can sink into sleep with ADDISON.

their thoughts lesz calm or innocent than they should be, do but plunge themselves into scenes of

guilt and misery; or they who are willing to purN° 586. FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1714.

chase any midnight disquietudes for the satisfaction of a full meal, or a skin full of wine; these I have

nothing to say to, as not knowing how to invite Quæ in vita usurpant homines, cogitant, curant, them to reflections full of shame and horror: but rident quæque aguni vigilantes, agitantque, ea cuique those that will observe this rule, I promise them in somno accedunt.

CIC. de Div. they shall awake into bealth and cheerfulness, and The things which employ men's waking thoughts and be capable of recounting with delight those gloactions recur to their imaginations in sleep.

rious moments, wherein the mind has been indulg

ing itself in such luxury of thought, such noble y the last post I received the following letter, burry of imagination. Suppose a man's going suphich is built upon a thought that is new, and very perless to bed should introduce him to the table of ell carried on; for which reasons I shall give it some great prince or other, where he shall be en

the public without alteration, addition, or tertained with the noblest marks of honour and nendinent.

plenty, and do so much business after, that he shall rise with as good a stomach to his breakfast

as if he had fasted all night long : or suppose he T was a good piece of advice which Pythagoras should see his dearest friends remain all night in ve to his scholars--that every night before they great distresses, which he could instantly have dis. pt they should examine what they bad been do- engaged them from, could he have been content 3 that day, and so discover whai actions were to have gone to bed without the other bottle; beorthy of pursuit to-inorrow, and what little vices lieve me these effects of fancy are no contemptible

re to be prevented from slipping unawares into consequences of commanding or indulging one's habit. If I might second the philosopher's ad- appetite. se, it should be mine, that in a morning before

"I forbear recomiending my advice upon many scholar rose he should consider what he had other accounts till I hear how you and your reader's en about that night, and with the same strictness relish what I have already said; among whom, if if the condition he has believed himself to be in there be any that may pretend it is useless to them, is real. Such a scrutiny into the actions of his because they never dream at all, there may be acy must be of considerable advantage; for this others perhaps who do little else all day long. zson, because the circumstances which a man Were every one as sensible as I am of what hapagines himself in during sleep are generally such pens to him in his sleep, it would be no dispute entirely favour his inclinations, good or bad, and whether we pass so considerable a portion of our ve him imaginary opportunities of pursuing them time in the condition of stocks and stones, or whethe utmost; so that his temper will lie fairly ther the soul were not perpetually at work upon en to his view, while he considers how it is the principle of thought. However, it is an honest ved when free from those constraints which the endeavour of mine to persuade my countrymen to cidents of real life pat it under. Dreams are reap some advantage from so many unregarded rtainly the result of our waking thoughts, and our hours, and as such you will encourage it. ily hopes and fears are what give the mind such I shall conclude with giving you a sketch or able relishes of pleasure, and such severe touches two of my way of proceeding.

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BYRON.

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'If I have any business of consequence to do ing slumber, when mellought eso parters en to-morrow, I am scarce dropped asleep to-night my chamber, carrying a large chest hot wara dhe but I am in the midst of it; and when awalie, I After having set it down in the middle of the present consider the whole procession of the affair, and gets they departed. I iminediately endearin) the advantage of the next day's experience before open what was sent me, when a shaya, like they'd the sun has risen upon it,

which we paint our angels, appeared belote e, • There is scarce a great post but what I have and forbade me. " Inclosed," said be, at de aling to some time or other been in; but my behaviour hearts of several of your friends and acquainaa while I was master of a college pleases me so well, but, before you can be qualified to see and er that whenever there is a province of that nature madvert on the failings of others, you must be more and to vacant I intend to step in as soon as I can. yourself;" whereupon he drew nut bis in

• I have done many things that would not pass knife, cut me open, znok out my heart, and began patil examination, when I have had the art of flying or to squecze it. I was in a great confu:100 to being invisible; for which reason I am glad I am how many things, which I had always cherisinde not possessed of those extraordinary qualiti virtues, issued out of my heart on this occorre * Lastly, Mr. Spectator, I have been a great cor In short, after it liad been thoroughly squeezed

in indt respondent of yours, and have read many of my looked like an empty bladder; when the fa de letters in your paper which I pever wrote you. If tom, hreathing a fresh particle of divine ura you have a mind ) should really be so, I bave got it, restored it safe to its former repository; uk à parcel of visions and other miscellanies in my having sewed me up, we began to esamite de noctuary, which I shall send to enrich your paper chest. with on proper occasions.

• The hearts were all inclo ed io transprethe "I am, &c.

phials, and preserved in liqnor abich looks the streda Oxford, Aug. 20.

JOHN SHALLOW *.' spirits of wine. The first which I call or en

upon I was alraid would have broke the plan oft which contained it. It shot ap and down, uradio telpa

credible swiftness, through the liquor in which ta la N° 587. MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 1714.

swam, and very frequently bounced against the
side of the phial. The fomes

, or spot in the sides a trader

of it, was not large, but of a red fiery coloer, water, ad Intus, et in cute noti.

seemed to be the cause of these violent agitation testere PERS. Sat. ili. ver. 30.

That," says my instructor, " is the heart of time,
I know thee to thy bottom; from within
Thy shallow centre, to the utmost skin.

Dreadnought, who behaved himself well in the 223"
wars, but has for these ten years last past teet Ibid
aiming at some post of bonour to co purposes

. It hele, Though the author of the following vision is un is lately retired into the country, where, car known to me, I am apt to think it may be the choked up with spleen and choler, he rails al ber to per work of that ingenious gentleman, who promised men than bimself, and will be for ever useart, do *** me, in the last paper, some extracts out of his cause it is impossible he should think bis Frers noctuary.

sufficiently rewarded." The Dext beart that la
mined was remarkable for its smallness; it lase

at the bottom of the phial, and I could tudi "I was the other day reading the life of Mahomet. perceive that it beat at all. The fontes 123s que Among many other extravagancies, I find it re- black, and had almost diffused itself over the totale bebe corded of that impostor, that in the fourth year of heart. “ This," says my interpreter," is the best his age the angel Gabriel caught bim up while he of Dick Gloomy, whó never thirsted after an was among his playfellows; and, carrying him thing but money. Notwithstanding all bis rodria aside, cut open his breast, plucked out his heart, vours, he is still poor. This has tung hien tas i and wrung out of it that black drop of blood, in most deplorable state of melancholy and despait which, says the Turkish divines, is contained the He is a composition of envy and idleness ; :9 Fomes Peccati, so that he was free from sin ever mankind, but givez tiem their revenge og besky after. I immediately said to myself, though this more uneasy to himself than to any one clar." story be a fiction, a very good moral may be drawn • The phial I looked upon next contained a large from it, would every man but apply it to himself, fair heart which beat very strongly. The story and endeavour to squeeze out of his heart whatever spot in it was exceeding small; but I could be sins or ill qualities he finds in it.

help observing, that wlìcå way soerer I turned tie • While my mind was wlilly taken up with this phial it always appeared uppernoit

, and is the contemplation, 1 insensibly fell into a most pleas- strongest point of light." The heart you are

mining,” says my companion, " belungs to W3 • This paper was written by Mr. John Byrom, who like- Worthy. He has, indeed, a most noble seal, and vise wrote the letters in the next paper, No 587, and in

is possessed of a thousand good qualitie. De NO 593. He was also author of the pastoral poein iu N 003. Mr. Byrom was born at Kersal, near Manchester, in 1691,

speck which discover is vanits."

you aud educated first at Merchant Taylors' sehool, and after

“Here,"

says wards at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was clected a love, your intimate friend." -“ Freclosed return to London lie applied to physic with a view of making and I'do not care for looking on the brant de it his profession; and soon after married, to the great displeasure of his relations, a lady with little or no fortune. He man which I fear is overcast with raocoer." now supported hunseli principally by teaching a newly teacher

commauded me to look upos it

: 1 öd* fellow of the Royal Society; and soon after, by the death of | and, to my unspeakable surprise, found that a came to him by inheritance, and rendered him independent towards nie, was only passion; and that up som He was a man of fine taste, and a great proficient in polite nearer inspection it wholly disappeared literature, yet strongly tinctured with the enthusiastic notions of Behmen and other mystics. Mr. Byrom died at which the phantom told me Freelose was 4* Manchester, Sept. 26, 1763.

the best-natured men alive.

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