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On dissipation wait,
But feels it when too late:
Their transient charms disperse; A slave no more to base desires,
Observe the blest reverse.,
The bright Eliza Heaven ordain'd,
As he within the fair:
And bears an equal part;
Flows truly from the heart.
No anxious fears intrude;
To Hymen then your tribute
pay, Embrace their envy'd fate; Connubial love shall truth repay,
And crown the HAPPY STATE.
A DIVINE'S PROCURING A LIVING.
A NOBLEMAN, before a numerous affembly,
told a worthy Divine, who was soliciting him for a Living then vacant, and in his Lordship's disposal, “ No, no, Doctor, talk no more of it; but prithee, man, learn to dance." The Doctor, not at all abashed, smilingly replied, " he should be incorrigible not to improve with his Lordship for an instructor, who had long taught him to dance attendance." “ Have I so, Doctor?” says the Earl, " then even take the Living, and my daughter Sophy shall teach you to turn out your
The company laughed, but the Doctor had most reason.
THE PRINCE OF CONTI.
HE Prince of Conti being highly pleased with
the intrepid behaviour of a grenadier, at the siege of Philipsburgh, in 1734, threw him his purse, excusing the smallness of the sum it contained, as being too poor a reward for his courage.
Next morning the grenadier went to the Prince with a couple of diamond rings, and other jewels of considerable value. “Sir," said he, “ the gold I found in your purse, I suppose you intended for me; but these I bring back to you, having no claim to them." " You have doubly deserved them by your bravery, (said the Prince) and by your honesty, therefore they are yours.”
SWIFT AND ADDISON.
NE evening, during a tete a tete conversation
between Addison and Swift, the various characters in scripture were canvassed, and their Q 92
merits and demerits were fully discussed. Swift's favourite, however, was Joseph, while Addison contended strongly for the amiable Jonathan.-The dispute lasted some time, when the Author of Cato observed, that it was very fortunate they were alone, as the character which he had been praising so warmly was the name-sake of Swift, while the other, of which Swift had been so lavish in his commendations, was the name-sake of Addison.
HAWKE, the noted Highwayman, being one
evening on the look out, stopped a gentleman, and bade him deliver. The gentleman protested he had no money, and was flying from his creditors, in order to avoid a gaol. Hawke, pitying his unhappy situation, asked him how much would relieve his wants? He was answered thirty guineas. He then directed the gentleman to go to a house not far off, and wait till nine o'clock in the morning, and he would bring him something that would relieve him; accordingly, before the
time expired, Hawke made his appearance; and, to the no small joy of the gentleman, made him a present of fifty guineas; adding, “ Sir, I present this to you with all my heart, withing you well:You are welcome to it.” Upon which Hawkę took his leave, and went away immediately.
THE CHEVALIER BAYARD.
against the Venetians, the town of Brescia being taken by storm, and abandoned by the foldiers, suffered, for seven days, all the distresses of cruelty and avarice. No house escaped but that where the Chevalier Bayard was lodged. At his entrance, the mistress, a woman of figure, fell at his feet, and deeply sobbing, cried, Lord, fave my life; save the honour of my daughters,”
" Take courage, Madam,' said the Chevalier, “ your life and their honour shall be secure while I have life.”
The two young ladies, brought from their hiding-place, were presented to him; and the