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He did not dream of opposing their grow The grandeur and elevation to which ing love, under the pretence that Tifan was Genghis found himself obliged to raise the a Prince, and Tilia the daughter of a poor conceptions of his papil, led him at the same peasant. Tilia, indeed, was as amiable as a time to give him a distinct idea of social child of nature could well be. A particular lite, of what is called a great flate, of its fympathy, which had displayed itself in them constitution, its civil policy and governfrom their infancy, seemed to prove that ment. This he performed; and after hathey were destined to make each other hap- ving sewn the young Tifan how this ball py: Genghis did not fail to take advantage of earth ought to be governed, according to of this inclination in his adopted fon, to the just laws of nature and the destination bring to maturity the effects of that simple of man, he made him comprehend how it but sublime philosophy which he had ther- in fact happens to be otherwise than it to been inculcating. He explained to Tifan, ought to be. Setting out from the incniin the most friendiy discourse, the new fene tive idea of the full colony in which he sations which then affected him. He made had passed his days, Genghis conducted him him observe the voice of Nature, which in- step by tep to the complicated idea of a vited him to fulfil an essential part of his great monirchy. He made him pass from destination, and he thowed him the refpect the father of a little rural family to the abie and affecting duties which are insepa- com:non father of Chechian. The prince Table from it. Tijan became a hufbind followed hin without difficulty in all his without ceasing to be a lover; he became a instructions : but he could not so easily be father; and as he pressed to his bolom the made to conceive how the common father first-fruits of a virtuous love, he found of a nation could become a despot, or how chat even in the arms of the lovely Tilia, he a despot, with an inconsiderable change, had not yet experienced the fine x emotions could become a tyrant. He was also not a of his nature.
little surprised to hear, that the charming It has been long ago obfcrved, that the ideas of innocent men and a golden age, Itate of rapture into which a first love throws which had grown up with him, were noan ingenuvus foui, exa'ts it far above the thing but pleasing dreanis from which a pitch of ordinary hunianity; and it feenis short journey into the world would awaken probable, that certain fages of actiquity have him.' Genghis trought such a journey now hence been led to consider love as a sort of very neceflary, in order to procure the Genius which opens in the soul new views of prince a compiete and practical idea of the the beautiful and the good, and which cíta- prevailing abuses and disorders, especially as blishes a fort of immediate intercourse be- he might be called to put a period to tween it and the Deity. This much at leait then, at least in a considerable part of the is certain, that in the species of cnchantment world. occafioued by a pre pallion, we experience However painful it was for Tifan to tear a much greater fenfibility for the beautiful, himself from the arms of his wife and his a keener disposition to the exercise of every child, his impatience to see the world previrtue, a higher degree of universal sympa- vailed over these tender emotions of nature. thy, a' more than ordinary inclination for Accordingly he left, for the first time, the what is elevated and grand, together with peaceful hamlet, where, unknown by the more vast and sublime ideas : it would, rest of the world, he had palled the happy therefore, appear, that no period can be innocence of youth, Accompanied by the more favourable for impreffing upon the faithful Genghis, he traverfed, during two young mind a sense of the Supreme Being. years, the greater part of Asia. He saw
Genghis must have been of the same opi- nature under a thousand different forms, nion; for he chose this precise time to in and was astonished to behold in what malspire his pupil with pure and sublime notions citudes of ways people endeavoured to imiof religion. He thought thicie neceflary for tate her, and even to surpass and correct „proçuring to the soul a sure anchor of hope, her. But what surprised hin moit was, to to the passions a sufficient counterpoise, and oblerve that the misery of the people was to virtue the most invincible attraction. always greatest where nature and art seemAs God is the univerfal benefactor, aid' ed most to have conspired to render then Genghis, the wife legiflator and governor, happy. The finest and most fertile provinThe sovereign good and final end of all cre ces were always those in which the people ated beings, let us enjoy his benefits with were most relentlessly oppresed. Tifan, gratitude, and obey his laws with fincerity; with indignation, faw kings dissipating the for such is the only service which we can wealth of their subjects in monstrous and exrender to a Being who has no need of us, travagant debauchery, as if it had been booty but in fo far as he has created us to be 'the taken from an enemy; kings who sned the instruments of his sublime and benevolent precious blood of human beings in ruinous designs.
wars, and who destroyed fix flourishing proYou. XIV. No. 83.
vinces that they might conquer the seventh. canst thou rejoice when so many of thy felHe saw kings, who, from an absolute in- low creatures are in misery?" capacity of performing their duty, were A Thort time after their return, the trouforced to delegate the administration of the bles oí Chechian began to draw to a crisis, staré to mistreffes and favourites. While Gerghis, who had found means to renew they passed their obfcure life in indolence the attachments of his youth with an old and sensuality, they were not ashamed to friend, was fecretly informed of every thing listen to needy and insatiable flatterers, who that pafled. He communicated the news compared them to the best of princes, and to Tifan, who burnt with impatience to even to the deity hiintelf. In a word, Tifan see the oppressed inhabitants of Chechian learnt to know Sultans, and Viziers, and revenge themselves on their tyrant. GengOmrahs, and Mandarins, and Dervises and his thought it was now time to advance Ponzes, and was no longer surprised to see another itep towards preparing the prince the greater part of Alia exhibiting fymp- for the important fecret. He informed hiin toms of fpeedy decay and universal ruin, that he was himself descended from one of Genghis never failed to lead him to the pro- the ancient and noble families of Chechian; per improvement of his observations; and that he had formerly enjoyed public digni, this journey became a school to him in which ties at the court of the late King Azor; that he he learnt without knowing it, the art of had been the confident of that king's younge reigning.
er fon, after whofe death, not so much for Tifan from his youth had fewo very un his own personal safety, as that he found he conimon talents.
A happy funsibility carly would be of no use in the new reign, he developed all the faculties of his foul. His had retired to these mountains to dedicate intelligence got the start of the sage infruca himself entirely and without interruption to tions of his master. His heart was bent to the education of his dear Tifan.--" Why gratitude, to friendship, and benevolence. then, cried Tifan, with all the fire which such He always felt the joy or grief of those he a discovery was capable of inspiring, why do loved more exquisitely than his own. He we delay hazarding our lives for our native never knew happier moments than when he country reduced to extremity, which is now could procure them a pleasure, or turn aside fummoning all its children to its affistance, from them a calamity. Tifan, therefore, or if that be too late, to its revenge?" when he was witness to the disordirs and Genghis had some difficulty to make the diftreffes of Chechian, lost all concern for his prince comprehend, that probity as well as own fortune, and burnt with desire to suc- prudence did not permit them to take a cour his unfortunate fellow mortals. Geng- fide till it was certain, on which fide lay his took advantage of this opportunity, and the indubitable right. Isfandiar, said gave the prince hopes, that perhaps he he, has reigned as a tyrant ; but his might some time or ether fce his wishes ac right to the crown is in violable. The nacomplished and quoted numerous examples tion is obliged to acknowledge .him as its of men bursting indignantly froni obfcurity, king. It is true the people have rights as and becoming benefactors of the human facred, as inviolable as his, and they are no
Perhaps Providence has inade choice more obliged to suffer wrong without res of you as its instrument for the accomplish- listance, than he is intitled to commit it at ment of noble purposes. If such be its de- pleature. Perhaps, however, Isfandiar may fign, it will point out a way which we can see his error, he may listen to falutary adnot at present foresee.". Having now fully việc; and perhaps there is more of revenge executed the purpose of his journey, Gengs and private interest in the condud of the his led back his pupil to their retired and chiefs of the revolt, than of public spirit happy valley.
and true love of their country. Time will The young Tiían for some days enjoyed few who are in the right, and as soon in the arms of the lovely Tilia, rcpofe from as duty and honour call us, we will depart the fatiguts of, a long voyage. The enjoye for Chechian." ment of that domestic fclicity, which he had Tifan waited with impatience for deci, so long been deprived oi, the pleasure of re live news, neanwhile Genghis, who had visiting the scenes of his early attachments, acquired in his youth 'the reputation of and the places in which his soul had recci a valiant and skilful officer, instruct ved the firit agreeable inpreflions, seemed ed him with some others of his compato have extinguished for a time those that nions in military exercises. . Their little he had acquired in his journey to Chechiar, company was increased by the addition But they soon recurred with the greater of a number of young Tartars whom force, and embittered the deliglits of his Gerghis had drawn into his service by a life. His heart reproached him, and each few presents and promises. Tifan disintime he gave himself up to joy, he thought guished himself in this band of clofen youths; he heịrd a genius whispering, “ O Titan, they loved him, and he was unanimously
eleted their leader. In a short time news perhaps, a misfortune for Chechian! If this arrrived of the king's death, and of the dif- prince should not possess the qualities neceforder into which that event had plunged fary for repairing the ruins of a falling emthe kingdom, which had now no head. It pire, if he thould turn out another Isfandiar, was no longer posible to restrain the gene- would it not be a duty to your country, to rous Tifun, and Genghis thought the timné posterity, to millions of creatures born and a favourable one for disclosing his secret. to be born, to bury so dangerous a secret in He law, with internal satisfaction, the fire eternal filence ?" which burnt in the foul of the prince, the "The young prince, said Genghis, has the firmness with which he was ready to ex best dispositions, and his right" 66 Whac pose his life for his country, and his impa- private right, interrupted Tifan, can be fo tience at whatever retarded the performance sacred as the rights of a whole nation ?" of what he thought his duty. Genghis felt “ But the nation must have a king, faid the
pure and superior pleasure of seeing his Genghis, the government of many will not generous cares crowned with the most hap- fuit à itatc of such extent as Chechian.”
It was little to have saved the “ But would it not be better for the peolife of a prince whose father had been his ple to chufe from among themselves the friend; he had done more, he had made him perfon in whom they have the most confithe best of men. "My presages are accom dence, whom they think the most worthy? plished, said Genghis; Tifan is de tined to The young prince, perhaps, is ignorant of found on the ruins of the old, a new kiny- his right.' " He is, fad Genghis; but, if I. dom of Chechian. It is time to discover to do not deceive myself, they could not chuse him who he is, and to put him in the way a better king than the person whom Heaven of becoming what he ought to be."
has destined for them. He is the most ge"The last accounts which Genghis receiv- nerous, the most amiable, the most virtuous ed from his friends mentioned a public con- prince which perhaps the world will ever federation of some cities against certain no
fee." bles who had declared pretensions to the “ You speak with much confidence of throne. The confederates called themselves him, replied Tifan. How is it poflible you the patriotic party; and however different can know him fo perfectly?" in their general sentiments with regard to " Very poflible, replied the old man; I the future constitution of the government, have educated himself.” they all agreed in detesting tyranny, and “ You have educated him!” cried Tifan, were firmly rufolved to acknowledge no
with a confufion which shewed that his soul king who could not sew a better title than began to anticipate the mystery by an interforce of arins. " The crown of Chechian, nal pre-sentiment. faid Tifan, has devolved to the nation for “I myself, Tifan! these eyes have seen want of a lawful successor. Those who him grow up : for twenty years I have not would seize it by force have no other right lost sight of him a moment. In short, o but the ambition of reigning. The party of Tifan! you are that prince; you are the the confederate cities is that of the nation, only remaining issue of Prince 'Temor ; you and my father cannot disapprove of ný go. are the rightful heir of the crown of Cheing to offer those services to my country chian.” which I owe it."-" But what would you “ And are you not my father ?" said Tiffay, answered Genghis, If I should tell you an, in a forrowful accent, while his eyes that there is still a prince of the house of were bathed in tears. Ogul-cam, whose pretensions to th: throne “ No, my dear Tifan, said the old Genare indubitabie, as he is the son of the late ghis, throwing his arms round the neck of, Prince Temor ?"
the prince, and kissing his forehead. Thou “ And where is this prince ? asked Tifan, art the son of my friend; thy father was in an accent which thewed that Genghis had worthy of a throne; he left thee to me as surprised him with a piece of intelligence a precious and dear pledge : yes, it cost me by no means agreeable. Why does he con dear, o Tifan! for to preserve thy life I. céal himself, when his name alone would delivered up my own, my only fon, to the conipofe the troubles that distract his unfor murderous Isfandiar. I fled with thee to tunate country?”
this folitude. Ignorant of what Heaven. " It is generally believed, replied the old might determine with regard to thee, I man, that this prince, like ail the rest of his reared thee in thy yonth as if thou hadt house, fell a vidim to the cruel miltrust and been destined for common life. I said to jealousy of Isfandiar. But he escaped ; and myself, he who is all that a man ought to what will surprise you still more, n:y fon, be, will not fail to be a good prince. Chechia I am the only person acquainted with the an is now without a head; and all the hcra fecret of his preservation."
rors of anarchy prevail in that unhaprys " () my father! cried Tifan, with increas
country. The time
come, when the vir. ed inquietude, what myatery is this? It is, tue of a single man is to decide the fate of a
whole nation. Examine thy heart, O Tif- contempt for fenfual indulgence, and indita an! What does it dictate to thee at this ference for every thing that tended to lead moment?”
hini off from his duty. He was affable to “I am in fuch agitation, replied the his inferiors, respe&ful to old men, and prince, that I mast have fome time to recel-, complaisant to his equals; and what is surled myself. I with you had allowed me to prising, he found means to gain the love of pemain in ignorance of this fecret; and yet every one notwithstanding all these perfecI feel it, faid he, pressing the old man to his tions. His modesty and merit excited fó breast, I feel thaat my heart will be ever the little envy, and his virtue threw such a fam., I would, as the son of the noble brilliancy around him, that all strove to be bronchis, shed my blood and expose my life connected in whatever related to him. for my country; can I do less as the fon of « Tifan did this by my direction,” said an Temor? What do I fay? the son of Temor! old general. I fought by his side,” faid a O most respectable of old men ! let me al young officer" We had 'Tifanat our head," ways remain thy fon! My highest ambition faid the common foldiers. In short Tifan gnes no farther; to you I owe the power distinguished himself so much that he rose which I feel I possess, of being able to de- fep by step to the rank of General; and as fpile a crown.'
the chief of the patriotic party had lately “ To despise a crown ! said Genghis--No fallen in battle, he was unanimously chosen Tifan, that is not the way to recompence to supply the place. me for all my cares. You have only to Our hero waö not only virtuous himself, despise voluptuous indolence, idleness, der but he had the faculty of making those Giuchery, pride, and those weaknefies and around him become fo. Those sentiments crimes to wlrichy so many of those called which are produced in nobler fouls by 4, kings have been flaves. Shew yourself woks sympathetic attraction and a deep sense of thy of the crown to which you are born; vattue, were excited in less sensible minds hut say not you despise thg mgit elevated by the desire of meriting his approbation, Itution to which heaven can call a man.' and by a degree of jealousy which becomes
“ You know my heart, faid Tifar, I an eftiinable passion when it has virtue for hope never to forfeit your appterbationis
object. İlis name alone inspired his But there is one difficulty remains, how friends and companions with à fort of enwill you he able to convince the nobles and thufiafin. Led on by Tifan, they thought people of Chechian, that I am the son of themselves more than ordisary men, and Temor and their lawful king?"
they were really fo. His cloquence finifhed That you must do yourself, said Genghis; what his example had begun. Their love I cannot even if I would. A free choice for their native country, which had long mul raise to the throne him who shall be lain dormant, revived, and each forgetting
most worthy of it. Go, Tifan, as himfelf, loft ali idea of happinefs except in fit nation to maintain its lawful right the national prosperity. The chiefs of the againf thofe who would wade through contrary party found themselves daily growNaughter to a throne, and erect their own ing weaker, and unable leng to oppose the fortune on the ruins of liberty; delerve to strength of a nation united and animated by be acknowledged by thy kellow-citizens as the spirit of Tifan. They, therefore, betook the first among them, and I am mistaken if themselves to secret negociation, and conthey will not discover the moit virtuous, and sented to submit their rights to the delibera reward him accordingly,
tion of a General Affembly of the people. On their arrival at Chechiarr, the name In this Affenibly the patriots formed by of Genghis easily procured to Tifan arrad- far the greater cumber; and Tifan, whu alvantageous, situation. The patriotic party ready reigned in their hearts, was declared received him with open arms, and as every by the voice of his country the mof worthy occasion justified the good opinion they had of governing a people whom his virtue and formed of him, he foon gained the confi- bravery bad saved. dence and emfideration of his compatriots. Genghis was appointed to announce te The troubles of the times feemed to have him, in presence of the Adembly of the revived the moral sense of the nation. At States, the general with. That venerable an age with which wisdom feens rather in- old man considered this as the favourable compatible, Tifan fhewed them a model of
moment for publicly discovering his iniportperfe&ion whieh commanded their admira ant secret. The general confidence he had tion and love. He was brave, but not railr, acquired, the great idea entertained of his cautious, but not indecisive ; prompt, but not probity, the paternal tears which ran from precipitate. He always exacted more from his aged eyes while he related the facrifice himself than from others, and governed his he had made of his own son, removed every inferiors more by his example than by his doubt. The nation was enchanted to find orders. His manners were pure, he had in the object of its love the son of a Prince Cenability without effeminacy, a profound whose memory, it respected, and many whą
had known Temor, acknowiedged in Tian to weaknesses, paffione, and error.-- Tifan, the features of his father.
son of my Royal Friend, my own fon! if Thus Tifan, in the happiest day that ever an hour should come when thy foul, Chechian had ever seen, was declared Sultan forgetting its proper dignity and its sacred amidst the acclamations of an innumerable daties, shall be about to abaie itself to a multituđe who loaded hiin with benedic-?fkameful patron or an act of injustice, then tions. Genghis announced to him his eleco may the imate of Genghis, Sprinkled with tion in a speech that drew tears from eyes the blood of his own fon, flying from the which had never before shed any. “ It is walls of Chechian in the dead of night, and at last come,” cried he, “ this happy vay bearing thee in his trembling arnis, inay which rewards me for the labours and cares that frightfal inage restore ta virtue the faof so many years, for the greatest facrifice ther of his people and the beft of Princes. which a father couid make for the love of But no I fwear by the virtue to wliich t have his Prince ! O Tifan, whom I was forced to trained thee, that fatal day shali pever come. redeem at fo high a price, view in these haif More thappy. prospects appear to my proextinguished eyes the tears of joy and a fec. phetic imagination, and the reiga of Tifan tion, i fee thy virtue acknowledged by a
fhall be the æra known to all pofterity as whole nation, crowned with unhounded the reign of peace, of happiness, and of confidence, and rewarded with the best gift liberty." which a mortal can receive, the power
of The reign of Tifan justified the prediction doing good. Tifan, I cease to be thy father, of Genghis. It was long and prolperous. to become the firit of thy fubjects in love The univoidable cares attendant on a crown and fidelity. I know thy great, thy bene were made lighter by the approbation of his volent heart: Wirat lesions can wiidom give own heart, and by the domstic comforts he thee which are not already engraven on it enjoyed. The gentle 'Tilia brought him a by the hand of nature? I cannot, however, numerous offspring; and his descendants still forget that thou art ftill but a man, subject fit on the throne of Chechian.
Poetry 11.1 DA WSON U S.
Heu miferanda dies, Dawfonus esce rebelCANT10 ELEGYac. SHENSTONI,
Infcius at sceleris, fontica tela gerit. (Lutine reddita.)
VI. 9.519. I. UDITE 8 fuvenes pariter fidæque ptos Marte fed infausto; fatali notus amiða ellzeb
*Dum puggat juvenis fors inimica prePecora queis laneo dulce revinxit amor's Carmer dnmi gemitus comitet, dum lachrys Suppliçium nunc restat atrox, infame, cru
9 ma noftram : Ah nimis ex vero triftia facta cano.
Horrendam et itaguit lex violata necem. II.
VII. Et tu prestasites fuperans dileela, catervas Quæ tibi nunc misera et nimium dilecta pu
Nympharum, O vit2 lux peraniata, Chloe! ella? Exaudi cantus, tenero nam corde dolorem Trittfa restabant! heu color ora fugit, Flebis ét alterius, immemor ufque mei. DeFerit et gelidos vitals ápifitus artus III.
Quum sunt mandata tradita suva tibi. Egregius forma juvenis Dawsonys, ephebis
VIII, · Præntinuit patriis, moribus, pre, manu. Ingemit, et largos fundunt dum lumina filem Ardeat et pulchram juvenis dum corde pu "litus, ellam
Accipias, inquit, Tu mea vota, Deus! Deperit ingenuum cara puella procume i Te quæcunque maneno fortes, quæ fata suIV.
persunt, Uritur interea, cafta fed face, medullas
Te Daw fone allico, te, mca vita, fequar. : Et fponfo anhelat dulcia vota nove;
IX. Stemntate sed puro illastris, sinceraque men
Sin lachrymis flectere meis, sin, optime prin
ceps, Comprimit hæc ignes, virgo pudica, finii. Incaflum miferas nec finis ire preces, V.
Te quotics supplex oculos ad fidera verAst vesana pares rabies cum civica gentes
tam Diruit, et fratres impia bella movent, Exposcam fuperum munera larga beent.