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Farimes, that the mind of desultory man, studious of change and pleased with novelty, may be indulged-Cowp.
Philadelphia, Saturday, January 2, 1808.
will be generally predominant ia For The Port Folio.
those visions of Futurity, with
which, we may presume, men of reTHE LAY PREA' HER.
flection as well as sensibility are fa“See, then, that ye walk circumspectly, Ivoured. They will sorrow for the tot as fools, but as wise, redEENING THE negligences and errours of the past TIME."
time, but they will exult in pleasing IN the calendar of every contem- dreams of better days to come. The plative man, the arrival of A NEW face of every moralizer, at such a YEAR wili be noted as a memorable period, is the changeful face of April. epoch. Amid the bustle of busi- As his emotions are various, their ness, or th- blandisha nents of plea-expressions will be so. Sometimes sure, he will hear, distinctly, the there will appear much joy in voice of Time, nd, by a natiral as- him,” but then joy cannot show itsociation, be led to inéditate on the seif wiihgut a badge of bitterness. past, and to project for the future. “He will break out into' tears, a As he communes with his ovn kind overflow of kindness;" but heart, in the recesses of retirement, we hardly need the authority of various powers will hover over his SHAKSPEARE's affectionate goverhead, in Reflection's hour. Memo- nour of Messina to assert, that there ry will sometimes appear to him are no faces truer, than those that with a gay, and sometimes with a
are so washed. ghastly train, and pining Regret and To me, January generally comes corroding Remorse will insert their up with a jocund air, and kind asthorns amid the buds of sanguine surances, like a liberal friend, with Expectation, and the fairest roses of not only brightness in his eye, and Proinise. But honest Purposes, good a smile on his cheek, but warmth in Resolution, and cheering Hope his heart, and gifts in his hand.