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which if justiy reflected upon, might be found That most perfect of characters. Banish from to proceed more from the prevalence of ex your boson's all the unworthy passions of ample, or a wrong.iurned education, ihan from envy, malignity, uncharitableuess, and I ivalry. any defect in the heart of the unfortunate ob. Where you discover faults and frailties, seek ject of severity and censure.
not to drag them to the light of general obBut if curiosity is so closely interwoven with servation. Be merciful, as ye exp ct mercy. the disposition, as to be wholly unrestrain Let tbe errors thus discovered, prove the able, surely there are many ways by which it means of bettering your own lives, and teachmay be gratified, independent of the des- ling you to avoid the rocks on which others picable employment of prying into privale | have been shipwrecked. Recal 10 mind how histories, and seeking to discover blemishes in | beautiful, how pleasing in the sight of Hea. the characters of others. Many are the laud. ven is Chris jan charity and brotherly love. able and praise-worthy pursuits by which Extend the hand of pity to the fullen, penitime may be usefully and agreeably passed tent wanderer, from the paths of right; or if over; pursuits which improve the under the sinner lays too low to be again restored to standing, liberalize the sentiments, exalt the former resprctability of station, adil pot insult mind, and add lustre to the talents which na
to misery ;
pass by upon the other side;" ture has bestowed with an unsparing hand. || bestow a sigh of compassion on the wretchedBlush, therefore, I repeat; blush for the mis. ness of a fellow-mortal; de part in peace, and application of abilities, the misuse of time as ye bid adieu to idle curiosity and interof which you have been guilty. Strive to ference in the concerns of others, ask pardon amend your own conduct, ere you arraign that of your heavenly Father, for your past iniof others. Refect upon the bumility, meck - | quities, and“ sin no more." ners, and benevolence of our blessed Saviour's
M. disposition. Sirive to imitate the virtues of
BITE OF A MAD DOG.
The following ideas seem naturally to plaints which appear never to have had existarise out of the cootemplations of the disease ence but in the imagination ! termed hydrophobia, and which may be justly That the economy and formation of all anideemed of natjopalimportance are respectfully | mals are different may be deujed, but canoot submitted to the cousideration of all medical be refuted by any who have investigated the professors, &c. as they tend to calm the mind immutable laws of nature; and, as far as we of the afficted, to satisfy the scraples of the are capable of judging from finite to infinite sceptic, and to afford solid comfort and con- | Being, it appears to be the eternal order of solation to the whole buman race.
nature that radical causes should exist in the A summer is seldon known to pass during seed of all animals and vegetables, and that which this country is not visited by that when placed in congenial soils they are endreadful calamity, mad dogs! The idea of abled to attract principles peculiar to them. dread spreads with pestilential rapidity, and selves; and it is only from the radical cause infests almost every rank of people ! The epi. being thus affixed that animals and vegetables demic terror of madness prevails beyond all
are enabled to produce and extend their former example. The whole country groans species. From the same (and no other) prin. under the malignity of its bancful influence; ciple of affinity are all granivorous animals and it appears upaccountably strange that
capable of extracting from the berbage on maukind, subject as they are to external in which they feed (although many different jury and internal decay, sh uld add to the classes feed upon the same) principles pecualready sufficiently oumerous amictions, com- il liar to each.
The ditterence of the radical cause which So, why are the appearances dissimilar? Why exisis in every genus of animals and vege. should hydrophobia appear in man, and not tables, constitutes a different formation and madness, until produi ed by mental and bodily economy. Man is not subject to the dis. exhaustion? It appears from mature's laws, eases of animals when uncompounded with that, for the preservation and protection of bis own species : instance, if you please, one gepus of animals from the dise ses of the disease termed cow-pox, it appears to be adviber, they bave each been furnished with 1 milder state of small-pox, arising from, a peculiar radical cause in the formation of and possessing the same original radical their own compounded bodies, which renders cause ; shewing, at the same time, the neces. one genus proper food for another, thereby sity of there being compounded in a preter-tending to prevent the existence of putrefac. natural state the juices of tbree different spe tion upon the face of the earth. cies of auimals, prior to constitutional aftec
Now if it should be said that tbe economy tion iu man.—Now if cow-pox be vot a milder and formation of every genus of animals is state of small-pox, why should a disease pos
not different, how will it be accounted for sessiog a totally different radical cause, not that the dog, and every other caruivorous ani. reuder man incapable of being affected with
mal is found capable of feeding upon the any other of those diseases wbich buman na- | bodies of every other genus, when even in the ture is subject to ? Or why do small-pox, bighest state of putrefaction, and ur converting measles, scarlet fever, and typbus fever
those compounds forn.ed during such state inarise from and possess different radical to compounds proper for the support of life; causes? Or, why small-pox was never found while, if the body were placed among living ani. to render mankind incapable of an attack from
mals of its own class, it would, from those inva. measles, or measles that of scarlet fever? &c.
riable laws in nature, find its own likeness pro. (thoogh all these belong to the same class of duce ibe same preternatural state, and, finally disease.) If, therefore, these, as well as all
the destruction of life. A most dreadful and other diseases with which we are acquaint. convincing proof of this assertion arises out of ed, invariably produce their own likeness, cow
the contemplation of the dysentery in mru. pox must, from its being a prevention of kind; it shews the existence of a peculiar radi. small-pox, arise from and possess the same
cal cause even in the formation of every radical cause as small-pox itself: and let | mioute part of the compounded viscera of the those w bo think otherwise prove, by those buman frame; for the compound is evolved immutable laws which govern all productions, and inhaled, like all otber infectious disease; that nature ever varied luwer than tbe in it circulates, and is repelled; producing pot stance of a mule.
the smallest preteroatural state in any part, The qualities of different natures are known from a want of affinity, uutil brouglit into Dot to produce the same similitude. The dis. the sphere of attraction of that particular part eases of animals too, are koown, when un-l of the viscera in wbcih the disease did orie compounded with others, to be as distinct as gioate. Anot ber proof may be added, viz. The their species. Therefore the idea of oue genus i dog, though he is known to devour the excreof animals being subject to the diseases of mentofman, containiog the compounds formed ano ber, must be falacious, since it is con during the state above described, yet bas he trary to all the known laws by wbich baiure never been subject to, or attacked by, the said is invariably governed, and has been from all disease. The reason is, the radical cause; eternity :
:-No contagious disease ever pru. it is different, and the disease not finding the dncing other than its own delermined like same attractive power, consequently cannot
find a seat. Should, therefore, bydrophobia be sup Such demonstration is, in my mind, suffi. posed to arise from a virus secreted by any ciently powerful to prove to all ratiopal be. rabid animal, does it not follow that it must ings that the economy and formation of every be, either infectious or contagious ? and, if genus of animals must be different. If, then,
the dog, in a state of madness, is supposed to on, for my sole intention in submitting these secrete a virus capable of affecting mankind avd opinions to the public eye, is the hope that all oiber animals with a disease wbich will they will tend to ameliorate their sufferings; destroy life, dues it not follow, that that dis- || and as I am persuaded tbat but few men can ease must find its own likeness in them? And, || feel pleasure in deceiving, so am I convinced must not the dog be again susceptible of it that the diseases of one genus of animals are from being bitten by a carnivorous animal ? not to be possibly conveyed to another. Aguin, are not all infectious and contagious The disease, therefore, in man supposed to diseases equally capable of producing their arise from the bite of a mad dog, or any other likeness as well after death as before? And, il rabid animal of the canine species, is a mental again, is it not from the principle of chemical affection alone, on which no bodily remedies affinities alone, that all infectious and con ever had, or can have avail. -As a further tagious diseases are cured or prevented? And proof of this, the numerous recorded cases is it not from the vuvariable and unchange. | furnish this evidence, that fewer deaths bare able appear aces in nature's laws that we are occured where medicines have not been ad. enabled to ascertain and class diseases gene
ministered ; and it appears, from all apa. rally? And is it not from close attentions to || logical researches, not to have any existence in such laws that the medical art has been of nature? Were medical professors therefore to such utility to mankir:d? So long, therefore, || endeavour to dispossess the mind of fear, and as this disease continues to be speculatively encourage a confidence in the means pursueri, treated without due attention to those general it would establish a mode of cure by which laws, so long will it remain a disgraceful re
those too generally received (prejudiced) opiHection upon inedical professsors! All medi
nione would be put to fight; but should fear cines called specifics or preventives must be again resume the place of confidence, debility looked on as quackeries, upon which no faith
and death is generally inevitable. can possibly be placed.
W. M. I do not wish to lessen the weak support
George-row, Bermondsey. the miserably afflicted must at present lean
In a country, once enjoying the blessings || quisite plumage animated them by the wild of rational liberty, there arose in' luxuriant and melodious notes of joy and freedom. beauty and smiling plenty, a rich and fertile A silver lake, shaded by cedars and aromatic mountain, on whose breezy heights the sun | plants, formed a delicious retreat for innumercast his most temperate rays.
able aquatic birds, whose nests paid occasional Its verdant plains were covered with flocks; tribute for the protection afforded them. the goldeu gifts of Ceres waved over its well Around the habitation of the bappy natives cultivated fields. In the intricacies of its reared clusters of citrons, almonds, and orange wonds the sportive fawn with its fearless dam trecs, beneath whose sheltering branches found shelter ; whilst birds of the most ex. bloomed, in purple beauty, the modest vio
let; while the earth poured from her bounte- || abruptly turned the conversation on the “be. ous bosom the choicest fruits and flowers neficial effects of his government." to regale the senses of these her favoured The hermit was silent. children.
He boasted that he had raised the country In this terrestrial paradise, the inhabitants to the highest state of political perfection ; of a viue. embowered bamlet lived in perfect aud paused for an assenting answer. barmony, mutually sharing in each otber's The hermit was silent, cares and pleasures, labours and repose. Ever « Riches, honours, and happiness are at the rising and setting sun, tbey raised their through me diffused throughout the whole united hearts to Heaven io grateful thanks. || realm,” continued the despot, in an ioquiring giving for the peace, the plenty, the virtue and impatient tone. wbich reigoed among them. When, alas !
The question was favourable to the wishes they suddenly fell beneath the iroo yoke of an of the benevolent recluse, and with a noble un principled usurper, who, on establiabing bis freedom he exclaimed:lawless power, promoted to the rank of fa “Behold that mountain, the sun still shines vourite the pander and companion of bis dis upon its beautiful scenes, still warms it with sipated pleasures.
its fructifying beams; the earth, nourished by This worthless servant of an unfeeling lhe dews of beaven, still, at times, puts forth despot, charmed with the delightful situation the most vigorous fruits; still teems witlı of the mountain, and envying its flowery pas.
hidden treasures wbich court the hand of intures, its numerous herds, ils embowering | dustry, but court it in vain! The spirit of shades, pore air, and above all the health and exertion is fled with justice and freedom ; the beauty of its virtuous natives, solicited it as a voice of gladness is no longer heard upon gift from his partial lord.
the bill! The favourite's prayer was granteil, and the “ Some years since the healthful sports and mountain became worse than a desert.
prosperous labours of which alternately emBanishment or beggary was the lot of all ployed the peasant's hours, shone in bright its native swains; while the mistresses, the tints on his polished cheek ; decked bis board parasites, even the dogs of the voluptuous with plenty, and made happiness the constant favourite, rioted on the pillaged property of iomate of his cheerful cot; but now—sad rethose who remained as well as those who fled verse! the few who remain of that happy mula bis tyranny.
iude of youths who bloomed upon those One day the usurper, in hunting, lost bim- | heighths, are bowed to the earth by the self amidst the wood which concealed from withering hand of want. Yet debilitated in public notice the solitary dwelling of an aged body and wounded in mind, still do they bermit. Though in the obscurity and poverty courageously struggle with adversity ; but each of his distant abode, this holy man had him day that witnesses the noble conflict, witnesses self found shelter from the licentiousness of also their uncomplaining approach 10 an unarbitrary power, he coutinued to mourn in timely grave, the last refuge of hopeless silence over the desolation which had sad.
wretchedness!" dened this ovce happy muuntain ; and in the “ Wretcbedness !"-echoed the despot, in a secret bope of benefiting the objects of his tone of apathy~" What is that?" commiseration, obeyed with alucrity the im
The disappointed liermit answered only by perious mandate of the despot, when on reach a deep sigh; silently conducted the usurper ing his humble cell be commanded bis gaid. to the path which led to the bigb road, aud ance to the path from whence be kad strayed. I returned iu sorrow to his own dwelling,
As they journeyed together the usurper
OAKWOOD HOUSE.-AN ORIGINAL NOVEL.
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resumed Sattertliwaite; " but he's fond of TO MRS. BRUDEN ELL.
hunting, racing, and carding; and he knows Oakwood, May 26, 1807.
I've money, plenty of money; and be comes to
we for one thousand pound after another, one MILLICHAMP is the declared lover of
thousand pound after another, and interest Dlarguet Freeman. Satterthwaite growds at
no? very well paid; till, if all came to all, as il; but in an ouder voice; for he is a little
the saying is, the estale's as much mine as liis afraid of his nephew. It seems he repaid bim.
And he has but an only daugbter, you self for his forbearance, by speaking out to
know, Sir; and so I says to him one day, Mr. Juhu Fre man, who has taken dudgeon, and
Caradine, says I, when you and I shut our will not so o forget it. The evening after ]
eyes, your daughter and my nephew most wrote to you last, they were all at our house ;
divide the Oatly estate. I think,' says be, and Sulterthwaite,'binking to avail himself of my brother's opiujon avd mine, which had 'they'd better share it together.' Why, says several times been given in his favour, opened!, the a:lvantage is all on your side ; for one
ball's all your daughter 'll, have; but my his cause in full convention. Addressing b'm
vephew 'll have a pretty penny more than the Felf to my brother, he said, “ I suppose, Sir,
other ball. However, I thought the whole you partly know how matters stand between
was a desirable thing; and Miss Caradine was my nephew and me; and, as you're a very
a handsome young lady, and very accomplish. sensible gentleman, and one that hears reason, I'll tell you the whole story; and here be is, ed, and of a good fa:nily, and I consented.
And we agreed that I shoulal send iny nephew let him contradict it if be can."
and when they were married, they should Puor Margaret turned pale. Both uncle and
live at Oatley Manur, and run in at the ruck, nephew observed it. Millichamp, wbo was
and no more ioterest to pay, and all should be standing, took a chair next ber; and Satier. tbwa te said, “You necd not be afraid, young
settled upon them, and nobody be erer the
wiser; and that was all in Mr. Caradine's woman; I've nothing to say against you.
favour, for I need not mind who knew. Well, Well, then; as l've no children of my own, for
Sir, my nephew was at London; and I wrote, this even years back, I've always looked upon
and told him the whole business, and desired my nephew as my chud, and treated bim as my
him to go down to Mr. Caradine's directly; child Have put I, Richard ?"
and he wrote me a very dutiful letter, and said “I acknowledge it, Sir."
he was going to set out; and, from that time, “ Well, Sir, I think that deserves some re
Sir, I never heard of him. So, at last, there turn. Tiold you yesterday, Sir, ibat I wanted
comes a letter from Mr. Caradine, complain. to bring him into my business; when he might
ing that I'd broke my bargain. Aod, Sir, I tako i he trouble off my hands, and get rich
never broke a bargain in my life; for I know himself; and he never would agree to it. Well,
Honesty is best policy, and I should not hare Sir, here's Mrs. Oakwod; and she's a very been worib what I am, if I had not been punc. sensible lady; and she says I'd better let bim
tual. So I told him the case; that I was have his way ; and so I give up the point, and 'l
much in the dark as himself, and that I feared be may have his way; and there's an end of
my nephew had come to an ill end, because be that. Now, Sir, comes the cream of the story; was subject not to know what he was doing. but I should not like it to go any farther.'' Well, to make short of my story, after waiting Here's Mr. Caradine of Oatley Manor.You till I gave all up, I put that advertisement in know him, Sir?”
seeu; and then
comes a letter from my gentleman himself, ** He's a clear two thousand a year estale,". down on his marrowbones, begging my par.
“ I do,"