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Their blue eyes will be blue eyes still,
Lips will be lips, say what they will,
To church, to marry, fair one, go,
If your mother did not so,
RULES FOR POLITE BEHAVIOUR.
To tell your dreams and other whimsies of your brain has a delightful effect in company, and comes with particular grace from an old maiden aunt or cousin.
In the same way, long histories of battles, murders, executions, which happened in your remembrance, gives an agreeable variety to conversation.
If you should be required to sing in a convivial party, the good old ditties of Robin Hood, or Death and the Lady will serve admirably well.
In all conversations, studiously avoid brevity. If you have a good thing to say, the more you make of it the better; never mind people yawning, they encourage that practice through mere envy.
If a person for whom you bear any respect hesitate in conversation, and says I want a— a— a—, interrupt him with I know, my good fellow, what you were going to say, though at the same time you know nothing at all about it.
It is very amusing to perplex any one by reviving some affair that does not altogether appear to his advantage; as, for instance, entering into a long history of crim. con. to a man who has recently parted with his wife, or a dissertation on the striking of a docket to a man who was lately a bankrupt.
If you be a man of fortune, mixed with a tolerable portion of assumed consequence, and, at the same time, wishing to display your wit, invite some dependant to dine with you; no matter what his talents, so that he be poor, and in some degree at your command: in that case, play upon him, like a musical instrument. During the time he is partaking of your bounty, should he have spirit to retort, by some haughty expressive look, convince him of the humble situation in which he is placed; giving broad hints th.it if he does not put up with the display of your infinite humour, that he shall not be again invited to the honours of your table.
Proud as a peer, poor as a bard,
A lonely Spaniard, late one night,
It roused the family in a fright.
Open the chamber window flew,
Makes at my gate this loud ado!
Don Lopez Rodriguez Alonzo
Iago Miguel Alphonzo
Exclaimed the landlord, pray forbear,
I have not half a bed to spare.
If names for men, of course you count i
In me still centres all the amount .
Don Lopez Rodriguez Pedrillo,
Will sleep upon a single pillow
Some men there are two wives would crave,
Their appetite is such;
Vet find that one too much.
Dear Fabius, me, if well you know,
THE USEFUL ARTS—FOR THE PORT FOLIO.
A description of the patent Chain Bridge; invented by James Finley; of Fayette County, Pennsylvania. With data and remarks, illustrative of the poraer, cost, durability, and comparative superiority of Ms mode of bridging.
The general satisfaction that this invention has given to all concerned, since its first introduction, in point of safety, simplicity, economy and duration, has animated me in this attempt to diffuse the knowledge of its principles; and perceiving the rapid strides it has lately made towards a general adoption, I am not without hopes of a patient hearing before a candid public; and that this project may yet materially subserve the internal interest of our country.
The bridge is solely supported by two iron chains, one on each side, the ends being well secured in the ground, and the chains raised over piers of a sufficient height erected on the abutments at each side, extended so slack as to describe a curve, so that the two middle joists of the lower tier may rest on the chains. The other joists of the same tier, are attached to the chains by iron pendants of different lengths so as to form a level of the whole. In order that the chain may support as much weight as it could bear, Vol.in. 3 K