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A CURIOUS INSTANCE OF NATURAL ANTIPATHY.

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On approaching the door of the dining-room, he stopped short, and was observed to turn quite pale ; being asked what was the matter, he instantly said—“Oh! there is a shoulder of mutton on table !" Examination was made, but nothing of the kind appeared: he was told so, and made another attempt to enter the room, but he could not-declaring, he was certain there must be a shoulder of mutton, however disguised, on table. On a second, and more minute investigation, a shoulder of mutton was found in a pye at the farther end of the table ; which being removed, all uneasiness ceased, and Mr. Meat his dinner as comfortably as any other person !!!

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serious effort to overcome his antipathy; but I knew a lady, whose dislike to cheese was equally strong, (so much so, that she would faint at the mere sight of it) very prudently and resolutely determined to overcome her dislike to it, and completely succeeded in doing so. For which victory, obtained by her perseverance and goodnature, I have seen her repay herself by eating cheese like other people.

LETTER OF ADVICE TO YOUNG LADIES,

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MY DEAR GIRLS,-As you are now entering into Life,” you no doubt sometimes study the “Way to get marriei! ;and having years and experience to authorize me, I venture, though an Old Maid,to point out“ Ways and Means," which may put you on the High Road to Marriage.First let me entreat you to beware how you act the Romp,” or play the Inconstant;” a slight indiscretion may cost you “Many sighs;” and the “Way to win himthat may be worthy of you, will be, never to indulge the “Caprices of a spoilt child,or imitate the manners of “Maids as they are." Keep clear of the “School for Scandal,and place little confidence in “ Fashionable Lovers." In your“ Election of a Husband,” let me advise you to shun the “Miser,” who will neglect you for his Iron Chest,and a “Gamester,” who will certainly run the “Road to Ruin.There is a sort of “ Love à la Mode,” whose only object is the Purse,"—whose only attention is an “ Heiress;" but there is also a Trial,which will in time unmask the “ Votary of Wealth,and bring him to disgrace. Do not let any “Gay Deceivers” ensnare your affections,—such “ Lovers' Vows" are lighter than air, and seldom last“ Three Weeks after Marriage.Show your contempt for

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Fashionable Follies ;"-do not be dazzled by

Accomplished Fools,who make a transient figure in the World,” till the “ Wheel of Fortune” turns, and they repent the Follies of a Day."

When at length your good fortune presents you with a "Man of Ten Thousand," rising superior to all his “ Rivals,do not let False Delicacyoccasion “ Delays and Blunders,” but prevent

all Mistakesby accepting the Prize," with a candour that should prevail amongst

Conscious Lovers.” If you meet with a Good-natured Man,think yourself peculiarly favoured ; - a “ Choleric Manwill assert his ways in the

Honey Moon,and early show an inclination to Rule a Wife.” May you escape equally a Careless Husband,and a “Suspicious Hus

, band,and defy the evil offices of the “Busy Body," and the “ Double Dealer.” May discord ever be a “Stranger” in your mansion, or if

Family Quarrels” should happen, never make Much ado about Nothing." You will, by yielding gracefully, appease a “Provoked Husband,and make him own himself “ All in the Wrong." 'Tis a “ Secret worth knowing,” before you enter into “Matrimony," that, “Every one has his faults." May you

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Tender Husband" present to the world, that “Wonder” in the present days—a “ Constant Couple !" Still emulate Wives as they were," and you will find it

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the true Way to keep him,who, I hope, will reward

you with “ Love for Love.May you look on your “ Wedding Day" as the happiest of your Life," and find in “Mutual Affection" an infallible “ Cure for the Heart-ache, and the genuine Secretof happiness !!

LUCRETIA SINGLEDAME.

CHENGEZ KHAN.

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SIR, I have the pleasure to send you another paper of my late friend Captain J. R. It is a short memoir of Chengez Khan, the greatest and most destructive conqueror that ever existed. It was, I imagine, written during the author's residence in Persia. Much of the information it contains may be met with in other books, but as there appear to be a few particulars relative to this extraordinary personage, which may not be found elsewhere, I am induced to transmit it for insertion.

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This celebrated conqueror, who was born at an encampment in Tartary, called Dekun-buldok, in January A.D. 1155, was eldest son of Pisuky Behadoor, a royal prince who had become famous among the Tartar tribes for warlike exploits. At Pisuky's death, great part of his subjects revolted, presuming on the youth of Chengez Khan, who was then only thirteen years of age. This drew him into wars with those ferocious tribes, and with the neighbouring Khans, in which he continued to be engaged from that time to his fortieth year, with various success,—sometimes carrying off the herds and horses of his competitors, and sometimes defeated, and taken captive in his turn.

From his fortieth to his forty-ninth year, was the first great æra of his successes, in the course of which he added greatly to the number of his troops, and subdued various tribes that were hostile to him.

At length, in 1202, having overcome a powerful prince 'named Uny Khan—the most considerable with whom he had hitherto waged war-he was that year proclaimed Great Khan by the class that had submitted to him. And thus supported and established, he proceeded next to subjugate the Naiman and Mickit tribes, bordering on China, as well as others to the west; and seeing himself then in a condition to attack greater powers, and his way open on that side, he invaded China repeatedly.

On his return from one of these invasions in 1212, he ordered all the young children whom his troops had taken, in ravaging the northern pro

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