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THE CLERICAL COXCOMB.
In man or woman, but for most in man, And most of all in man that ministers And serves the altar, in my soul I loath All affectation. 'Tis my perfect scorn; Object of my implacable disgust. What! will a man play tricks, will he indulge A silly fond conceit of his fair form, And just proportion, fashionable mien, And pretty face, in presence of his God? Or will he seek to dazzle me with tropes, As with the diamond on his lily hand, And play his brilliant parts before my eyes, When I am hungry for the bread of life? He mocks his Maker prostitutes, and shames His noble office ; and, instead of truth, Displaying his own beauty, starves his flock! Therefore avaunt all attitude, and stare, And start theatric, practis'd at the glass ! He that negociates between God and man, As God's ambassador, the grand concerns Of judgment and of mercy, should beware Of lightness in his speech. 'Tis pitiful To court a grin, when you should woo a soul; To break a jest, when pity would inspire Pathetic exhortation ; and to adı!ress The skittish fancy with facetious tales, When sent with God's commission to the beart! I seek divinity in him Who handles things divine ; and all besides, Though learn d with labour, and though much admir'd By curious eyes and judgments ill inform'd To me is odious. A heavenly mind May be indift rent to her house of clay, And slight the hovel as beneath her care; But how a body so fantastic, trim, And quaint in its deportment and attire, Cau lodge a heavenly mind-demands a doubt.
CRUELTY' TO ANIMALS.
I WOULD not enter on my list of friends, (Though grac d with polish a manners and fine sense, Yet wanting sensibility) the man Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm. An inadvertant step may crush the snail, That crawls at evening in the public path; But he that has humanity, forewarn d,
Willcread aside, and let the reptile live,
In all their private functions, once combind,
AN OVE GOMMEMORATIVE OF THE LATE GEN. WASHINGTON.
Performed before the Mechanic Interest in Boston, Feb. 220, 1800, 1.LO! sorrow reigneth, and the nations mourn; for the Lord GOD of Israel hath taken away the Counsellor, the Mighty Man, the man of
But the LORD giveth, and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the LORD.
Parent of mercy, Lord benign,
Look down upon a nation & woe,
Forbid the strı ams of misery to flow. 2. He tempered the energies of Roman virtue with the forbearance of the Christian spirit ; and will remain to posterity an illustrious ex. ample; the theme of praise and mortal admiration.
He burst the fetters of the land,
He bade a nation be. 3. In a crisis of dark and unexarrpled peril, when anarchy had enfeebled reason, he had the power and constancy to preserve the commonwealth from imminent desolation.
Sedition, who had madd’ning reignia,
Untwine the serpent from his hair,
Thus folly doubts the good he knows! 4. Elevated by the conquest of himself, he was superior te vanity. His feelings were honour, and his thoughts wisdom. Ia blessing others, he was amply blessed. He feared to do wrong, but he knew no other fear.
Nor Syrian perfume, nor the regal gem,
He burst the fetters of the land,
He bade a nation be. 5. His laurels as a conquerer were spotless, and his code of legislation perfect. He consecrated the federal compact upon the altar of justice, His life evinced the glory of bumanity: his end displayed the bliss of resignation ; released from mortal care he's now ascended to the Herren of Heavens.
He burst tbe fetters of the land,
d the dignity of man,