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301 society; and that rewards fhould be given, to parents for the number, health, morals, education, and industry of their children, or be in a certain degree exempted from taxes on these accounts.

That rewards should be given for a system of educa tion suited to the principles and nature of the govern


That the direction of industry to healthful and uncorrupting branches of manufacture and trade, ought to occupy the attention of the legislative body, and have its due weight in all its deliberations and laws.

That in all schools the radical principles of a free government ought to be tauglit and digested in the form of a political catechism; and that punishments in schools, as well as rewards, ought to be inflicted or decreed on the same principles, and guided by the same forms, as in the


Finally, that no law or institution should take place, contrary, in its principle or consequence, to the maxims and religious philosophy of Him who was the founder of the system of love towards God, and general benevolence towards man.

O what a multitude of thoughts at once,
Awaken'd, in me swarm, while I consider
What from within I feel myself, and hear
What from without comes often to my ears,
Ill sorting with our present state compar'd!

I am, dear Sir, with much regard, your. faithful humble
A. L.


A CERTAIN rich man of Arabia was sitting down to his repast, at a plentiful table, when a poor countryman, oppressed with hunger, unexpectedly arrived from the place of

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The rich Arabian instantly inquires, whence came you? Not far, he replies, from the neighbourhood of your family. What news do you bring? Ha! says the other, I can undertake to answer all your questions, be they ever so many. Well, began the rich Arab, did you see a boy of mine, that goes by the name of Khulid? Yes, your son was at school, reading the Koran; Khulid, I can tell you, has a clear pipe of his own. Did you see Khulid's mother? By my troth, a lady of such exquisite beauty, the world holds not her equal. Did you observe my great house? The roof of your house, I remember, touched the kies. Did A fat you see my camel? young beast it is, and eats plenty of grass. And did you see my honest dog? In troth, it is an honest dog, and the creature watches the house with such fidelity! The rich man, having heard the good news of his family, again fell to eating, and cast the bones to a dog that lay under the table; but he requited not the poor Arab with the smallest gratification. The hungry wretch, at this usage, reflected in his own mind. Of all this good news I have been the bearer; yet he has not relieved my hunger with a morsel of bread. Alas! said Ee, giving a deep sigh, would to God your honest dog were living, who was so much better than this cur! wholly engaged in eating, stopt in a instant; what! cried he, my honest dog dead? Why nothing would go down. with him, but the camel's carcase. Is the camel dead then? The beast died of pure grief for Khulid's mother. The mother of Khulid! is the dead? Alas! too true. In the distraction of her mind for the loss of Khulid, she dashed her head against the stones, fractured her skull, perished. What has happened to Khulid? At the time your great house fell, Khulid was present, and now lies buried under its ruins. What mischief befel the great house? Such

The rich man, who had been


a hurricane came on, that your great house fhook like a reed, was levelled with the ground, and not one stone left upon another. The rich Arab, who, at the recital of these events, had given over eating, now wept and wailed, rent his garments, and beat his breast, and, at last, wound up to madness, rushed forth in the wildnefs of despair. The hungry Arab, seeing the place clear, seized the golden opportunity, fastened on the viands, and regaled to his heart's content.



AM now worth one hundred thousand pounds, said old Gregory, as he ascended a hill, part of an estate he had just purchased.

I am now worth one hundred thousand pounds, and am but 65 years of age, hale and robust in my constitution; so I will eat, and I will drink, and live merrily all the days of my life.

I am now worth one hundred thousand pounds, said old Gregory, as he attained the summit of a hill, which commanded a full prospect of his estate; and here, said he, I will plant an orchard, and on that spot, I will have a pinery.

Yon farm-houses fhall come down, said old Gregory; they interrupt my view.

Then, what will become of the farmers? asked the steward, who attended him.

That's their business, answered old Gregory.

And that mill must not stand upon the stream, said old Gregory.

Then, how will the villagers grind their corn? asked the steward.

That is not my businefs, ansyvered old Gregory.

June 27* So old Gregory returned home,-ate a hearty supper,drank a bottle of port,-smoked two pipes of tobacco,and fell unto a profound slumber from which he never more awoke! The farmers reside on their lands,-the mill stands upon the stream,-and the villagers all rejoice in his death.


Misobrontes is respectfully informed, that as the tendency of the essays to which his criticism refers can now be distinctly enough observed, the Editor, agreeable to his former intimation, intends soon to insert his criticism; but he thinks it right to give this intimation that Misobrantes may have an opportunity, if he chooses it, to revise it before publication, and to make what corrections or alterations he may see requisite. The performance is at the Bee Office, where it will remain for a fortnight from the day of the publication hereof, at the disposal of the author. After that time, it will be considered as at the Editor's disposal.

The sensible observations of Infortunitas are received, and shall be attended to.

The remarks on hydrophobia, by I. T. fhall be submitted to the revisal of some one of the faculty, and shall be inserted if approved of.

The pertinent hints by Meanwell deserve to be attended to, and shald have a place as soon as possible.

The favour of A. T. is received. If, upon a revisal, the piece he alludes to shall not be judged in all respects proper, it fhall be disposed of as he desires, once within a week from the day of the publication of this.

The favour of Amicus is thankfully acknowledged, and fhall be duly attended to.

The beautiful verses by Voltaire are come to hand, as also the sonnet by Eugene; verses by N. N. N. imitation of Shenstone, and some other poetical pieces.

In the absence of the Editor, the following pieces were accidentally mislaid. He regrets, that in consequence of this, they should have remained so long unacknowledged.

Thanks are due to the very ingenious author of Cosmogony, for his modest performance. Modest merit fhall never be neglecte. The Editor will try to do his piece all manner of justice.

The communication by a Plebeian is also recovered;-filial piety deserves to be encouraged. His piece fhall appear as soon as can be made conve


The verses by Enon were also received.

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THOUGH I have not the pleasure of being of your acquaintance, yet I so much liked the plan of your work, that I became an early subscriber to it; and I am convinced, that if you have fortitude of mind enough, and vigour to go on with it, in a spirited manner, without the dread of power, or the virulence of party spirit, you may, in time, become the means of benefiting the country in a high degree. From this hope, I now beg leave to offer a few thoughts on an important subject; which, if you approve of, may, perhaps, be followed by others on similar topics.

Scotland, my good Sir, has not yet acquired that vigour of thought, with respect to personal freedom, that England exercises; so that many kinds of opprefsion are still tolerated here, which would not be allowed in England. If you are not of a pusillanimous disposition, (which I think you are not,) like most of our countrymen who have the charge of conducting periodical works, you would do well VOL. ix. ļļ

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