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are a woman.
to have those indulgences when you
And so it is in every thing else. The inore fine things, and the more gratifications you have now, the more you will require hereafter ; for custom makes things so familiar to us, that while we enjoy them less, we want them more.
Sally. How is that, mamma?
you have enjoyed your ride in the coach this evening more than Miss Harriet would have done ?
Sally. I suppose I have; because if Miss Harriet liked it so well, she would be always riding, for I know she might have the coach whenever she pleased.
Mrs. M. But if you were both told that you were never to ride in a coach again, which would think it the greater hardship? You could walk, you know, as you have always done before ; but she would rather stay at home, I be.
lieve, than expose herself to the cold wind, and trudge through the wet and dirt in pattens.
Sally. I believe so too; and now, mamma, I see that all you have told
Mrs. M. Well, my dear, let it dwell upon your mind, so as to make you cheerful and contented in your station, , which
you see is so much happier than that of many and many other children. So now we will talk no more on this subject.
THE GOLDFINCH AND LINNET.
A GAUDY Goldfinch, pert and gay,
He thus the dame address'd,
“ I hope, my dear, I don't intrude,
the fair without a word ;
she that e'er was born,
“ What, silent !-Ah, those looks demure, And
eyes of languor make me sure
I met hard by, in quaker suit,
“But come, my dear, I know you're wise :
“ 'Tis pity, Sir, a youth, so sweet, In form and manners so complete, Should do an humble maid the honour To waste his precious time upon
her. A poor forsaken she, you know, Can do no credit to a beau ; And worse would be the case If meeting one whose faith was plighted, He should incur the sad disgrace Of being slighted.
Now, Sir, the sober-suited youth,
This said, away she scuds,
ON THE PINE AND FIR TRIBE.
Tutor-George-Harry. Tut. Let us sit down awhile on this bench, and look about us.
What a charming prospect !
Har. I admire those pleasure grounds.