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and din? What are carriages, but ART. 14.

cages upon wheels ? What are

riding-horses, but purchased enThe Miseries of Human Life ; or emies, whom you pamper into the groans of Samuel Sensitive

strength, as well as inclination, to and Timothy Testy, with a few kick your brains out ?' &c. &c. sunplementary sighs from Mrs. It is not worth our time to menTesty. In twelve dialogues. tion the divisions and subdivisions Boston : Greenough, Stebbins, of misery ; but we can assure the & Hunt, and Belcher & Arm- fidgety, that every topick of comstrong. 12mo. pp. 220.

plaint is here largely discussed for

The moral, with which This is perhaps the best satire, it concludes, is excellent, and that ever appeared, on the folly of might be recommended from the such as magnify petty accidents and pulpit, as well as the novels of Richtrilling vexations into irresistible ardson. All nervous criminals misfortunes and intolerable grieve will be laughed into amendment.

To grumble, is one of the 'The author, who, we are informed most observable characteristicks of by a letter from London, is the Englishmen, and we their descend. Rev. Mr. Beresford, an Oxford ants.enjoy their vices, not less than scholar, eminently deserves the their virtues, by hereditary suc- praise, which Persius gives to his cession,

great master in satire. In this work, which may be read

Omne vafer vitium ridenti Flaccus amico by many with profit, and by all

Tangit. with pleasure, two persons meet to complain of every thing around, This book is worthy of univerabove, and within them ; ''Twixt sal perusal, and may be read in upper, nether, and surrounding momentary snatches on the sofa. fires.' At the first conference, The puns of Dean Swift are rivalafter a warm, but amicable contest led here, so that no cynick is too on the irritability of each, which is hard to be melted by them to laughclosed by a mutual concession, ter. The best are from the Latin, that the mind of one party and the which the author seems more conbody of the other is more exposed versant with, than our English by susceptibility of misery, Sen- poets. Groun No. 12, of the Missitive

opens, • What, my poor sir, eries of London, is a fine instance. are the senses, but five yawning inlets to hourly and momentary late, your carriage delayed by a jam of

• In going out to dinner, already too "moiestations ? What is your house, coaches. while you are in it, but a prison, * Ned Testy. Jam, jamque magis cuncfilled with nests of little reptiles, of tantem.' insect annoyances, which torment

A better example is Groan No. you the more, because they cannot 34, in the chapter of the Miseries kill you? And what is the saine of the table, &c. - house, when you are out of it, but a shelter, out of reach, from the * As for myself, between the mis.

chief to my nerves, if I do drink tea, chester, South-Carolina, &c. &c. and to my comfort, if I do not,

Charleston, printed for the au* Net Testy. You may cry with Mar. tial,....Nec TEA-cum possum vivere,

thor by J. Hoff, 1807. Entered nec sine TEA,'

according to act of Congress,

&c. &c. &c. &c. &c. &c. &c. It will be remembered by the readers of the Spectator, that the

RARE stuff this! But as Mr. original line is rendered by Addi- Joor must have had his brains son, “ There is no living with thee,

blown out in this same battle, it is nor without chee.” Of the En- not so bad. Like the productions glish puns it may perhaps be said, of learned goats or pigs, or of these « far-fetched and little worth,” yet beings, who write and sew with from Dryden's Alexander's feast their toes, and cut wood with their we find one or two very palatable. teeth, it excites our admiration. But to extract excellencies might The errors and absurdities, with be endless.

which it abounds, the want of comThe American Edition appears mon sense, and the want of a plot, very neat, and we hope it is as cor- are all very pardonable. We rerectly printed, as the London copy, commend it to "The Republicans which has not offended us with any of South Carolina in general, and to faults during some months ac- those in particular, who were liber. quaintance.

al and patriotic enough to bestow on

it the meed of unbounded applause,' ART. 15.

as the rarest dish of gallimaufry, The Battle of the Eutaw Springs, and that we have ever yet seen. To

Evacuation of Charleston, or the these gentlemen the unhappy auglorious 14th of December, 1782, thor has already presented it in his a national drama in five acts. By dedication, and to them, we most William Joor, of St. George, Dor. cheerfully commit it.

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