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to thew him to the best advantage : faid thus, to hearten his men, and en. but he performed his part so very for- courage them to run for it, he follow: rily, that the person with whom he ed the maxim of Sandoval, his Croniwas driving the bargain, faid, “My cador, who puts at the head of one of dear friend, when you want to impose his chapters, - upon me, do not get up on horseback : “ Los Spanoles vittoriosos se ne fuyeron.get up into the pulpit."

The victorious Spapiards ran away, &c. Bayle, enumerating the new taxes We are informed by Rabelais, B. invented by Louis XIV, and the un- IV. Ch. VIII. that Pacurge, in a vog. couth names by which they went, age at sea, had a quarrel with a mersays, “ Here are words, admirably chant, who carried a flock of sheep to suited to impoverish subjects, and to sell. The passengers interposed, and enrich dictionaries.”

made them shake hands and drink toWhen Charles V. (says a Spanish gether. Panurge, ftill meditating rehistorian) fed before Maurice of Sax. venge, so contrives it by a stratager, ony, and hurried from Inspruck on as to drown all the theep, and the foot, he walked after his retinue, to merchant along with them : and, re. testify his courage; and bade them joicing over his exploit, says to his double their pace, saying, “ Halten companion, Friar John, “Hear :his away, and be not afraid of a traitor, from me: No man ever did me a diswho hath wickedly rebelled against pleasure, without repenting of it, ci. his prince.” If it be true that Charles iher in this world, or in tlie pext.”

To the Publisher. SIR, IN private life, I have often ob- opinion is of Miss . The friend, 1 served, that asking advice is be- thinking this a proper time to speak come a mere matter of form, and his mind freely, informs the enquirer, signifies no more than aking pardon, that Miss — is not the fort of wo. or saying, How do you do not to a per- man he could recommend, that the ton passing so rapidly along, as not to bas too much levity to make a probe able to give an answer. It is a dent wife; that she has been brought genteel way of let:ing your friends up in notions above her fortune ; and know, that although you are perfectly that her extravagance and coqueiry well-bred, and will ask advice as far in the single ftate have been pretty as politenefs requires, yet you have notorious; and that he therefore would more sense than to be so unfable or diffuade the Inquirer from all thoughts unresolved, as not to know of your- of such a match-But what is all this self what is proper to be done. And to the purpose? The Inquirer bas hence it is, that so many people ask been married a fortnight! advice about a matter which is alrea. Billy Teazem is one of those who dy decided, and propose a question act with such extreme caution as to to which they have already given an advise with every may, woman, and irrevocable answer. Such are many child, they fee. But Billy is so fond of those grave confolations about mars of a good baigain in his purchases, riage, when one party waits upon his that he makes the bargain first, and friend, tells him he has thoughts of consults about it afterwards. His marriage, and begs to koow what his friends now know his disposition fo

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well, that when he asks them their for the navy, army, Jamaica, or the advice about such a scheme, they Company's service at Bengal. His know for certain he has already em- father consulted besides with everyper. barked in it, and amuse him accord- fon he could meet wiih who had been ingly.—When he has a large sum of in any of the above services, önd when money at his banker's, he goes and every body thought the boy was reaconsults one friend about the purchase dy to go abroad, and the only doubt of an estate, another about the purchase was whether he was to wear a red or of some houses, a third about a venture a blue coat, his father funt him to in trade, a fourth about buying Navy Cambridge, to be brought up to the Bills, a fifth about a dash at the Lot- Church! tery—and when he has heard all, · With regard to the advice on magravely deposits the whole in the three trimony, it has long been the pracper cent. consolidated funds. - Billy tice to delay asking that, until it is has, indeed, now tried out the pa- too late to take is. Indeed the man tience of every friend he knows; and who aks a friend whether he ought the other day, when he expressed his to pay his addresses to a certain lady, very high opinion of a lady he had may be considered as already more been in company with, and hinted than half reloved on the match ; for, that she would make an excellent as an old humourist of my acquaintwife, I wilhed him joy of his mar- ance often remarks, “ Matrimony is riage!

one of those plais which does not adMr Doubtful is another of those mit of coolness in the execution.” gentlemen wio ask advice with the These inftances of an anxiety for most perfect deference to their own asking advice, and a determiation opinion.—He is a deep thinker, and not to take it, are very common in what is very singular, never seems to our days, particularly among the waver in his opinion, until he is filliy young. With them, indeed, giving determined. He has two sons, whole advice is ranked among those inults progress in life he has watched with which a man of honour Canuot prit un due parental anxiety. Long puzzled with ; indeed what greaier infult can what trade to put the eldest to, be offered to a man of honour, who is he consulied a book feller, a printer, just about to do some dirty action, a merchant, a grocer, a broker, a bank- than to whisper in his ear~_“ Sir, let er, and a painter-they all gave him me advise you to consider what yoți their best advice, and he bound the are abou:."-Such an insult would as lad an apprentice to a linen-draper! certainly produce a duel as giving thie

The second son puzzled him yet tie, of which, in all, it is a ipecies.more ; the boy was rather wild, and So irtenperate and hally are most untractable. He had thus far a spice young men in the actions of their lives, of the faiher in him, that he heard a that their pajiuns irrevocably fix the great deal of good advice without decision which prudence would have taking any. What to do with him prevented. To such young men, how Mr Doublful knew not —He took the ever, it may be binted, that prudence opinion of a Captain of the navy, of à is a necefiry ingredient in all actions Lieutenant of the army, of a West that are great and good, and that inIndia Planter, and a Diretor of the finite wisdom oniy can be confidered

East India Company, who all pro- fuperior to the instructions of experi· miled their affiftance to fit out the lad ence.

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Interview between Mr Bruce, and Tenia Christos an Abyssinian Priest.

TENSA Christos, who was one of fa Christos, I do not say you should

1 the Chief priests of Gondar, be alarmed ; whatever your faiib is was a native of Gojam, and confe- I would defend you myself; the quently of the low church, or a fol- Iteghe knows I always spoke well lower of Abba Eustathius; in other of you, but will you gratify an old words, as great an enemy as posible man's curiosity; in telling me wheto the Catholic, or as they will call ther or not you really are a Frank, it, the religion of the Fraviks. He Catholic, or Jesuit? was, however, repuied a person of I have too great a recard, replied grcat probity and lanctity of manners, I, to request of a man, fo truly good and had been on all occafions rather and virtuous as you, not to have an. civil and friendly to me when we mit, swered you the question at whatever though evidently act desirous of any time you could have asked me; and intimate connections of friendship; I do now declare to you, by the and as I, on my part, expected little word of a Christian, that my countryadvantage from connecting myself men and I are more diftant in mat. with a man of his principles, I very ters of religion, from those you call willingly kept at all poflible distance; Catholics, Jesuits, or Franks, than that I might run no risk of difoblig- you and your Abyslinians are ; and ing him was my only aim.

that a priest of my religion, preach. This priest came often to the Ite- ing in any country subject to those ghe's and Ayto Aylo's, with both of Franks, would as certainly be brought whom he was much in favout, and to the gallows as if he had con.mit. here I now happened to meet him, ted murder, and just as speedily as when I was takiog my leave in the you would stone a Catholic priest evening. I beg of you, says he, Ya. preaching here in the midft of God. goube, as a favour, to tell me, now dar. They do precisely by us as you you are immediately going away from do by them, so they have no reason this country, and you can answer me to complain. And, says he, don't without fear, Are you really a Frank, you do the same to them ? No, re. cr are you not ? Sir, said I, I do not plied I; every man in our country know what you mean by fear; I is allowed to serve God in his (wn fmould as little decline aniwering you way; and as long as their teachers any question you have to ask had I confine themselves to what the sacred ten years to stay, as now I am to books have told them, they can teach guit this country to-morrow; I came no ill, and therefore delerve no recommended, and I was well receiv. punishment. No religion, indeed, ed by the king and Ras Michael : I teaches a man evil, but, when forneither taught nor preached ; no man getting this, they preach against go. ever heard me say a word about my vernment, curse the king, absolve his particular mode of worship; and as subjects from alleg ance, or incite often as my duty has called me, I have them to rebellion, as being lawful, never failed to attend divine service the sword of the civil power cuts them as it is established in this country. off, without any blame falling upon What is the ground of fear that I their religion, because these things should have, while under the king's were done in contradiction to what protection, and when I conform in their priests, from the scripture, every shape to the laws, religion, and should have taught them were truly customs of Abyslipia? True, says Ten- the tencts of that very religion.

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The Iteghe now interpoled : What Frank, but agreeing in every thing do you think, Tensa Christos, if else with you, was to preach against Yacoube is not a priest, should he this, and some such like practices, not be one ? Madam, says he, I have frequently used in Abyssinia, could one question more to inquire of him, this priest lire amongst you, or how and that shall be all, nor would I ark would you treat him ? Stone him to it if he was not going away to-morrow. deaih, says Ayto Aylo, who was sitIt is an unfair one, then said I, but ting by; stone him to death like a out with it; I cannot fuffer in the Frank, or a Jesuit; he should not live a opinion of good men, by answering week. Yagoube is hard upon me, direaly a question which you put to continued Tensa Christos, turning to me out of curiosity. It seems ihen, the Iteghe, but I am sorry to say with says he, you are not a Frank, but truth, I fear they never would abans you think your own religion a better don the Aeth-pots of Egypt, their one than theirs; you are not of our ancient inheritance; for the teaching religion, however, for you say we of any prieit, however perfect his reare nearer the Catholics than you ; ligion might be, or pure his life, now what objection have you to our or however corrupt their manreligion, and what is your opinion ners. Then Tenfa Christos, said I, of it?

do not be over fure but that shed. As far as I am informed, said I, ding the blood of those Franks as you I think well of it: it is the ancient call them, may be criminal in the Greek church, under St Athanafius, sight of God. As their religion has fucceffor to St Mark, in the chair of so far served them, as to prevent the Alexandria. This being the case, practice of some horrid crimes, that you cannot have a better, as you are common here, yours hath not yer bave the religion nearest to that of had that effect upon you ; if you do the apoftles, and, as I have before not want precept, perhaps you may said, no religion teaches a man evil, want example, these Franks are very much less can your religion give you capable of shewing you this last, and such instruction, if you have not cor- your own religion instructs you to imi. rupted it; and if you have, it is no tate them. longer the religion of St Athana. All this time there was not the smallus, or the Apostles, therefore liable left noise in the room, in which above to error. And now, Tensa Chriftos, a hundred people were present ; but, let me ask you two questions ; you as I wished this conversation to go are in no fear of answering, neither no further, and was afraid of some are you in danger, though not about question about the Virgin Mary, I to leave the country, Does your re. got up, and, palling to the other side ligion permit you to marry one fiiter, of the room, I stood by Tensa Chris to divorce her and marry the other, tos, saying to him, And now, holy and then, keeping the aunt, to mar. father, I have one, last favour, to ask ry the niece likewise? Does St Atha. you, which is your forgiveness, if I nasius teach you to marry one, two, have at any time offended you; your or three wives, and divorce them as blessing, now that I am immediately often as you please ? to marry others, to depart, if I have not; and your and then go back to the former again ? prayers while on my long and dangerNo, replied he. Then as you do this ous journey, through countries of In. daily, answered I, you certainly are fidels and Pagans. not living in this one initance accord. A hum of applause founded all ing to the religion of St Athanasius. throughout the room. The Iteghe Now I ak you, If any priest, truly a faid something, but what, I did not Christian, from our parts, (not a hear. Tenía Christos was lu.prised

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apparently at my humility, which he dience, to falute any one in the prehad not expected, and cried out, with sence of the sovereign. tears in his eyes, Is it possible, Ya- Twenty greasy monks, however, goube, that you believe my prayers had placed themselves in my way as can do you any good? I should not be I went out, that they might have a Christian, as I profess to be, Father, the credit of giving me the bleming replied I, if I had any doubt of the likewise after Tensa Christos. As I effect of good men's prayers. So had very little faith in the prayers of saying, I stooped to kils his hand, these drones, so I had some reluctance when he laid a small iron cross upon to ki's their greasy hands and sleeves; my head, and, to my great surprise, however, in running this disagreeable instead of a benedi&ion, repeated the gaun:let, I gave them my bleting in Lord's prayer. I was afraid he would English ----Lord fend you all a bai. have kept me stooping tili he should ter, as he did to Abba Salama, add the ten commandments likewise, (meaning the Acab Saat.) But they, when he concluded, “ Gzier y' Ba- thinking I was recommending them racuc,” May God bless you. Afier to the patriarch Abba Salama, pro. which, I made my obeisance to the nounced at random, with great seem. Iteghe, and immediately withdrew, ing devotion, their Amen,----So be it. it not being the custom, at public au- ' '

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obliged to Mr Kerr for an easy where make it as intelligible to those and correct translation of Lavoisier's for wbom the publication is intended Elements of Chemistry. A desire of as the old one, and to those who are promoting the arts which depend up- to learn, it is a relief to be freed from on that fair science has happily indu- the complex, and often unmeaning ced him to favour us with an English names of the Pologistians. copy of the present useful little trea Scheele firit discovered that fpirit rise, which is dedicated with proprie- of sea salt diftiled from Calx of Man., ty to the Honble. Trustees for lilhe- ganese had the property of destroying ries, Manufactures, &c. in Sco:land. vegetable colours. The subject was His motives are the best; to spread prosecuted, and Mr Berthbllet in perwidely and quickly the knowledge of ticular made many experiments with the new discorery, and to prevent mo- a view to apply this property to bleach-, nopolizing patents, which already come ing. have not been ashamed to ask for, Those who wish to understand the though no invention of their own. He process, or to put it in pactice, mult has executed his talk with success ; consultthetranslation itself,for without in general thie version is as close and the plate it is hardly pofible to give literal as the different idioms of the a clear idea of it.

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