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to each other for the future, and assumed their different provinces in the conduct of the company. Our reckonings, apartments, and accommodations, fell under Ephraim; and the captain looked to all disputes on the road, as the good behavior of our coachman, and the right we had of taking place as going to London of all vehicles coming from thence.

12. The occurrences we met with were ordinary, and very little happened which could entertain by the relation of them ; but when I considered the company we were in, I took it for no small fortune that the whole journey was not spent in impertinences, which to one part of us might be an entertainment, to the other a suffering. What therefore Ephraim said when we were almost arrived at London, had to me an air not only of good understanding, but good-breeding.

13. Upon the young lady's expressing her satisfaction in the journey, and declaring how delightful it had been to her, Ephraim delivered himself as follows: “ There is no ordinary part of human life which expresseth so much a good mind, and a right inward man, as his behavior upon meeting with strangers, especially such as may seem the most unsuitable companions to him : such a man, when he falleth in the way


persons of simplicity and innocence, however knowing he may be in the ways


men, will not vaunt himself thereof; but will the rather hide his superiority to them, that he may not be painful unto them.

14. “My good friend,” (continued he, turning to the officer,) “thee and I are to part by-and-bye, and peradventure we may never meet again ; but be advised by a plain man; modes and apparel are but trifles to the real man; therefore do not think such a man as thyself terrible for thy garb, nor such a one as me contemptible for mine. When two such as thee and I meet, with affections as we ought to have towards each other, thou shouldst rejoice to see my peaceable demeanor, and I should be glad to see thy strength and ability to protect me in it."


“ Man wants but little here below,
Nor wants that little long."--Goldsmith's Hermit.

1. “Man wants but little here below,

Nor wants that little long.”
'Tis not with Me exactly so,

But 'tis so in the song.
My wants are many, and if told,

Would musty many a score;
And were each wish a mint of gold,

I still should long for more.

2. What first I want is daily bread,

And canvas backs and wine;
And all the realms of nature spread

Before me when I dine.
Four courses scarcely can provide

My appetite to quell,
With four choice cooks from France, beside,

To dress my dinner well.

3. What next I want, at heavy cost,

Is elegant attire ;
Black sable furs, for winter's frost,

And silks for summer's fire,
And Cashmere shawls, and Brussels lace

My bosom's front to deck,
And diamond rings my hands to grace,
And rubies for



4. And then I want a mansion fair,

A dwelling house, in style,
Four stories high, for wholesome air-

A massive marble pile;

With halls for banquets and for balls,

All furnished rich and fine ;
With stabled steeds in fifty stalls,

And cellars for my wine.

5. I want a garden and a park,

My dwelling to surround--
A thousand acres (bless the mark !)

With walls encompassed round
Where flocks may range and herds may low,

And kids and lambkins play,
And flowers and fruits commingled grow,

All Eden to display.

6. I want, when summer's foliage falls,

And autumn strips the trees,
A house within the city's walls,

For comfort and for ease.
But here, as space is somewhat scant,

And acres somewhat rare,
My house in town I only want

To occupy-a square !

7. I want a steward, butler, cooks;

A coachman, footman, grooms;
A library of well-bound books,

And picture-garnished rooms;
Corregios, Magdalen, and Night,

The matron of the chair;
Guido's fleet courses in their flight,

And Claudes at least a pair.

8. I want a cabinet profuse

Of medals, coins, and gems;
A printing press, for private use,

Of fifty thousand EMS ;

And plants, and minerals, and shells;

Worms, insects, fishes, birds;
And every beast on earth that dwells,

In solitude or herds.

9. I want a board of burnished plate,

Of silver and gold;
Tureens of twenty pounds in weight,

With sculpture's richest mould;
Plateaus, with chandeliers and lamps,

Plates, dishes—all the same;
And porcelain vases, with the stamps

Of Sevres, Angouleme.

10. And maples, of fair glossy stain,

Must form my chamber doors,
And carpets of the Wilton grain

Must cover all my floors;
My walls, with tapestry bedecked,

Must never be outdone;
And damask curtains must protect

Their colors from the sun.

11. And mirrors of the largest pane

From Venice must be brought;
And sandal-wood, and bamboo cane,

For chairs and tables bought ;
On all the mantel-pieces, clocks

Of thrice-gilt bronze must stand,
And screens of ebony and box

Invite the stranger's hand.

12. I want (who does not want ?) a wife,

Affectionate and fair,
To solace all the woes of life,

And all its joys to share ;

Of temper sweet, of yielding will,

Of firm, yet placid mind,
With all my faults to love me still,

With sentiment refined.

13. I want a warm and faithful friend,

To cheer the adverse hour,
Who ne'er to flatter will descend,

Nor bend the knee to power;
A friend to chide me when I'm wrong,

My inmost soul to see;
And that my friendship prove as strong

For him, as his for me.

14. I want a kind and tender heart,

For others' wants to feel;
A soul secure from fortune's dart,

And bosom armed with steel ;
To bear divine chastisement's rod :

And mingling in my plan,
Submission to the will of God,

With charity to man.

15. I want a keen, observing eye,

An ever-listening ear,
The truth through all disguise to spy,

And wisdom's voice to hear;
A tongue, to speak at virtue's need,

In Heaven's sublimest strain;
And lips, the cause of man to plead,

And never plead in vain.

16. I want uninterrupted health,

Throughout my long career,
And streams of never failing wealth,

To scatter far and near;

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