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vanity is common to the fair sex, but take offence at it, let them keep their I deny that it is peculiar to them. objeäions to themselves; otherwise my They may appear with their bonnets next Essay fall take in the devout aand bracelets, with a wanton vivacity mong the vain. And it shall be done in their eyes, and stretch forth their by the pen of my madam, who, with necks, to display the shapeand snowy all her loftness and sugar, hath some whiteness of their bofoms. But do fatire in her composition not we strive with equalarts to allure? Who are they ihat, with an austere Are we behind them in dreis or man couotenance, tell us they are very ners? How many new converts are good ? The fair face of charity is daily made by the writings of Lord mild and placid, and vaunteth not itChefierfield, the apostle of the graces, self. Who are they that make long who are as winning, as (plendid, as ef. prayers, &c. &c. for a presence ? feminale, (though the hand of nature My good firs, you must be more was never employed to give them a artful in your hypocrisy; we know polish) as they who have a right to too much to be deceived by your appetticoats, and wao perhaps chuse i he pearances. Some new methods must hoop ones.

be tried to make you even seem to be Look in the glass, molt amiable firs, religious, as the finer the gold current and, when you go away, do not forget in a kingdom, the more ingenious what manner of persons you are ; if mufi rogues be in their devices to you do, we shall conclude there is no counterfeit.

N. T. small releunblance between your mind. and the mirror, But is not vanity the effifion of a

Account of some superstitions:

trust of rows Cutellitisne weak mind ? Now, Mr. Eslayist, tlie scripture says the woman is the weaker praktised in the Highlands of vefsel.

Scotland, from the second part You will take notice, however, who it is that says so : One who of Mr. Pennane's Tour. confeffes that he did not at all times I SHALL now proceed from the speak by inspiration, and who pomibly disorders of the body to those of might have some of the peculiarities the foul; for what else are the soof the fingle life about him. I can perfiitions that infect mankind ? a few rid myfels of the difficulty ftill better unnoticed before are still preserved, My parfon, who is well versed in or have, till within a small space, been scripture, thinks it thould be rendered found in the places I have vifited, and finer or more delicate,i-tead of weak which may merit mention, as their ér, I remember he made use of the existence in a little time may happily expresion at my wedding. I was beloft. much struck with it. My Deary more Aller marriage, the bride immedi. fo, a most sensible and amiable girl, ately walks round the church unatwho is without any kind of vanity,not tended by the bridegroom. The preeven wisat is common to the rex: caution of loosening every knot about

This, text amounts then to an ex the new joined pair is strictly obserhortation about conjugal tenderness. ved, for fear of the penalty denounWe ought to be attentive and conde. ced in the former volumes. It mot scending in our regards to thefa'r iex, be remarked, that the custom is olyand by no mean3 let them sufferthros. served even in France, nouer l'aiguila want or delicacy in our mode of treat. Jerce being a common phrale for dir ing them.

appointments of this nature. This explanation must be fatisfacto. Matrimony is avoided in the month ry to all rational chriftians. And if of January, which is called in the fome pingue no[ed professors Mould Erse the cold month; but, what is

more singular, the ceremony is a void

ed even in the enlivening month of Vid. Chefierfield's Lettere. May. Perhaps they might have

caught attended with a crowd, runs round Most of the old names of the highthe village. He then Dings it down, landers were derived from such perkeeps a great quanuity of combuftible fonal property. Thus Donald or Donmatters in it, and makes a great ton. Muil, signifies brown eye ; Fiplay, fue. A whole tract is thus illumin - white head; Dun can, brown head.; ted at the same time, and makes a fine Colin, or Co-aluin, beautiful ; and appearance. The carrying of the fie. Gorm la; a blue eye. ļy poie appears to be relique of Drui. The old highlanders were fo redlm ; for, fiye Doctor Borlare, faces markable for their hospitality, that preferre, was esteemed a piece of paw their doors were always left open, as. gaoilm, forbidden by the Gallic coua. if it were to invite the hungry travel. cils, and the accenfores facularum lers to walk in, and partake of their were condemned to capital punish meals. But if too crofted sticks were ment, as if they facrificed to the de- seen at the door, it was a fign that the vil.

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family was at dinner, and did pot deThe highlanders form a fort of al fire more guefts. In this case the manack, or presage of the weather, of churi was held in the highest contempi, the ensuing year, in the following nor would he most preffiog neceffity manner : They make observation on induce the passenger io turn in. Great twelve days, begioning at the lait of hospitabiry is Aill preserved through December, and hold as an infallible all parts of the country to the Atranger, Tule, that whatroeier weather hap whose character or recoin mendations peps on each of those days, the same cla m the moli d fant preteofions. But will prove to agree in the correspon this virtue muft ceale, or, at ben, leffdent months. Thus, January is to en, in proportion as the inundatiou of answer to the weather of December travellers increases: A quick fucceffithe 31st.' February to that of Janua. on of new guefts will be found to be Iy ft; and so with the reft: Old a trouble and an expence un support

people still pay great attention to this able : But they will bave this consola'augury.

tion, that good inns will be the conTo there fuperftitions may be ad

sequence event of a partial subversion ded ceriain cufioms, now worn out:

of the hospitable fynem. which were peculiar to this country. • •In old times, the great highland fa* milies fent their heir, as soon as he

Proposal for a more speedy and - was weaned, to some wealthy tenant, . less expensive method of decid

who educated him in the hardy man - ner of the country,at his own expence..

ing Causes Judicially through : When the folier father restored the the Commonwealth of Majachild to his parents, he always fent

chufets, 'than what is nie eV with him a number of cows, propor

tiopedro bisabilities, as a mark of prettiled. : the feo fe he had of the honoor done. E regular and fpeedy admini.

him Aftrong altaciment ever after fration of Joffice is an object of fubfilled between two families; the importance in all civil governments. • whole fimiiy of the fofter. father was The Massachusetts has been happy received under the protection of the in this respect ; but as the number of chselrair; and held in the bighest of its inbabitants and their commerce and teem,

property increase, the causes of a ci. #L'To this day the great chiestains are vil and criminal nature, that will renamed by their clars from some of quire a legal decision, will alfo increase, their ancestors, éminent for strength, and to such a degree, as to render a wisdom' or 'valour. Thus the Duke fpeedy final decision, in the mode that c of Argyle is filed Macchailean has bitherto been in use, morally immhoir, the ron of the great Colin, poffible. And this period appears. The head of the family of at no great distance. There are als Duiflatfige, Mac Innais an Duin, ready Sixteen Terms the Supreme Ju. or the son of Augus of use hiil. . dicial Court has to fit angually in

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Perhaps it will be said, that the number of terms the Judges will have to go into each county, will take up more time than the reason will admit of. To form an estimate of this matter, suppose the terms to be as follows, viz. Suffolk, 3 terms at 3 weeks each, g Middlesex,3 do. at 2,5 weeks each, 7:5 Eflex, 3 do. at 2 weeks each, 6 Worcester, 3do. at 2,5 weeks each, 715 Hampshire, 3 do. at 2 weeks each, 6 Berkshire, a do. at 2,5 weeks each, 5 Plymouth, 2 do. at 2 weeks cách, 4 Bristol, 2 do. at 2 weeks each, 4 Barnflable, 2 do, at 1,5 week each, ś York, 2 do. at 2 weeks each, Cumberland, do. at 2 weeks each, 4 Lincoln, 2 do. at 2,5 week each, 5 Dukes, I do. at i week each, Nantucket, I do. at 1 week each, I

Weeks.. 67 One third of which is nearly, 2 law terms at 2,5 weeks each,

entered with the clerk seven days be. fore the fitting of the Court, and the defendant file with the clerk the answer he intends to abide by, four days before the Sitting of the Court, and for want of such answer, judgment to be entered up against him, upon NIHIL BICIT. Let two days, at the beginning of each terim, be assigned to this business, and motions for continuances. The jury of trials to attend the third day ; but these and other rules of practice to be varied as the circumstances of the counties and the business appear to require.

But some may ask, if the present Supreme Judicial Court, which can confist of but live, and have been but four at any one time, are scarcely fupported, how can nine in the em. barraffed situation of our finances be fupported ?

This is a question that ought to be attended to, and to which the follow ing is proposed as an answer, V. That ftated fees, on all suits brought before the Court, be encreased about one fourth part, beyond what are now taken in the Supreme Court. These fees thus increased, will probably amount to a larger rum than what government have as yet thought proper to allow as salaries to all the Juftices of the Supreme JudicialCourt, put together, in case there were five in nuinber. And as the suitors will be eased of all expence at the common pleas, this increale of fees may well be made without being thought burthensome. Whether the amount of the fees be over rated or not, may easily be ascertained, by calling on the se. veral clerks of Common Pleas for the amount of fees by them annually paid over to the Justices of the Common Pleas through the government. Let therefore certain fees of about one fourth more than thore now taken, be paid to the clerk on every suit, petition, or memorial preferred, for the use of the Court, and the rums that there fees amount to be dedu fed from the annual salaries, that mall be fixed by the Legislature for the judges, agreeable to the cor fitution.

Perhaps the small number of suits that originate between the inhabitants of the tuvo islands may render it unnecessary for the Supreme Court to go thither for some time to come, unless for determining on such criminal of. fences as have not been cognizeable in a Court of Seflions. They might therefore, for the purpose of determining civil suits, be annexed to some other counties,or remain in the ftate that they have heretofore been in, and thould it be needful for a Supreme Court to be helt there for determining criminal matters, the Governor and Council might appoint a special term for that purpose.

On M A N. (Contigued from page 18o.) AS the final decision upon this subA jed is to be formed from the age gregate sum of human life, as enjoyed jo the several periods of it, the arguments deduced from the foregoing confiderations, may appear perhaps more weighty than at first view might have been inagined.

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