The Pennsylvania Packet from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 10, 1772 · Page 5
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V N u Jfc P - 3 T O T H E E N N S Y L V A N I A" : P A G K i 5 A N D q E N E R A L ADVERTISE R . Na M J Priste Pennsylvania Packet. 1 cuflcmers, and particularly reader, iUn: "fulling from Beneficence. J t m A - Qnciv alterius vmltis narrare nmnvi : Cr alliis cum tu bcncfeccrh, ipfifileto. L is the charaaeriftic of a truly noble nC 0 mind to be grateful for favours received; r and that ipint is equally commenaaDie vf which can oeitow a. ucuun wiuwi V braiding or even mentioning it again. The benevolent man, whole lolc pica - his fellow - crcatufes, finds ir.cf.Alnn in one charitable deed, than the r . ,11 l,; nride. DoiTiD and extravagance. He t - itshimfclfas one on whom Providence has been rr, c,r funcrioritv of fortune, that he might importunity of aflifting the needy, relieving the 'R and comforting the amitfed; and thereby V'shis gratitude and thankfulnefs to his beft of be - - Sors. His notions of God and of his duty do not - 'liia amercniew or form of words, which have no Cr nwning tharrto deceive, but in that, plcafure . - ch he feds whenever occafion requires to relieve an T;d friend. He docs not imagine that the all - boun - H lklbu - cr of benefits has given him a plentiful for - L minv in whatever manner luxury or pride may . - .rt him ; and to be fo totally negteaful of his duty, to think it confifts in facnficing every thing to his ..;n - ic Tnr n q hi fortune will Dermit : but, il 'IIIW, "J I Mcious that he muft one day give an account of the He has made of his talents, he cfteems it an indif - y Me duty to perform every aft of munificence and Ljityin his power; and is as afiiduous to promote U cwnfort and happinefs of his fellow - creatures in pds.isif that alone, (exclulive or every otner vir - W itauld jain him the countenance and entire ap - V, Viitlr n rS lite Mnl'or On the other hand, take a view of the grateful re - :utr, who, while he is continually loaded with kind - !Mvfrnm nnPUVinfp lihnrnlitV hfthfmnht he Could have wuv ..l..Vll " b hrrcfenfjons to, is aftonifiicd that Providence Ibould r. thus kind to raife up a friend for him in his greateft ..Ws,and thereby render that affliction under which J: v:s fodcprefTed, and which, by its long continu - c?, had now become almoft familiar, tolerable ana 4 - Piurc to yourfelf a diftrefied family, reduced :m a ftat: of the greateft affluence and plenty, now Uwarm" under all the diitractioni; which poverty ana ???r'on can inilift, and which ficknefs, perhaps, with :ior,2 train of evils, has reduced to the lafl mite, and : - ic:cd death the moft defirable of all objecls : Un - - 'itoftrugle any - longer under this dreadful conflict, (formidable meflengcr appears a welcome gueft, bfes half his fting ; then obferve the benevolent pi fetched out to relieve, to comfort, at this afflift - phCrif.s; with what emotions does it fill the brcalls unfortunate objects, whofe gratitude can be no turwifc expreHed, than by the fincere acknowledges r.r.d deep fenfe which they retain of the friend - (v?cf their benefaclor, and all - fufficient mercies of JjGod! j 'crc there no other motives to induce us to berie - - vC and charity ; were we to imagine we fliould Cno fmurc reward, and that our prcfent cxiftence j. - end one day or other in an entire annihilation of i . - Mbody, and "that a perfect. blank fuccecded in 1 :Sfivc; yet thefecret plcafure we muft "feci in re - C'l t'.c neccfiitics of our fellow - creaturcs, and being f faying an unhappy family from ruin, is a j r.t inducement to a benevolent heart to exercife w ot liumanity and charity in its poyver. lUit j; vc ccnfidcr ourfclvcs as Chriftians, as immortal u,ta great part ot our buimels here is to Sclo t(J our Neighbours, to be charitable, humane and Oient ; tnat v;e muft Qnc jve an acCelnt j r ln wrixch we have applied our time, whe - ; '"Cceds of goodnefs and charity, or yvickednefs fy xvcn every imperfection, every vice v;:; ,an cvery a f munificence and liberality Kr t pcn and exPfcd to a multitude of world?; ..4.;UctHcn will the thought of our own finfulnefs . " ' - - ftcienrv .h.Uf : C. C.r;T0 VkWUut n us vaiue every uiiicr tuuu - t ,Vl n' and ew us in a point of view much inferior w ... r . ottacer and humb clt Dealant It yve C 1 a us 10 ourfclves of having difcharged our du i aS T.eaon and relioion hath pointed out, an ''v - 4 I In our poyver to relieve thole yvnom I 4tcc has been pkaled to afflift with ficknefs and rioveity, with what inexpreffiblejoy will it fill our fouls, when we perceive, that for every charrtable deed, we fhall not only have the applaufe of furrounding worlds, but alfo an immenfe and never - failing fiicceffion of re - yvards I ' However, it ought not to be inferred from hence, that the practice of any moral virtue wilt be fo meritorious as to cancel our other flagrant imperfections : charity is undoubtedly one of the principal duties pointed out to us ; and every one, who has any tender fenti - ment of humanity, muft feel for the diftreflcs of their felloyv - creatures. The moft uncivilized nations,who have only the light of nature to direct them, ftieyv a fpirit of benevolence, which Chriftians ought to blufh at, and be afliamed of ; ought not we then, yvho claim different motives for this difpofition, cultivate it in its moft cx - tenfivc view, as in the end yve fhall find it turn out to a very great advantage ? Fatal Conseojjences of Dissipation in Youth. He wants fenfc who nevsr wanted wit, INTO what a variety of extravagant fituations will a man's vivacity lead him. Fond' of his friends, admired by his acquaintance, he is incefTantly carefTed to be of every convivial party that leads to pleafurc and dcltruction. I am forced into this reflection from the fate of Hi - lario. Born to an eafy fortune, he ftarted in life yvith almoft every advantage ; an agreeable perfon, a lively imagination, a perfuafive addrefs, a tolerable mare of claflic learning ; in fine, he was pronounced by all his numerous acquaintance a moft agreeable felloyv. What jolification could be complete yvithout Hilario ? Cards (licceeded cards every morning to invite him to dinner, to routs, to dances ; his only excufe yvas prior engagement, and he had not refolution to withftand the temptations. More admired by the Ladies than revered by his friends, he feemed born folely for love and plcafure. Having the whole - race of demi - reps at his devotion, many good mat hes that yvere propofed to him he rejected, baflvimi in the fun - fhine of variegated beauty. Inceflant vigils, and repeated irregularities, anticipated thofe years that yvere ftill far diftant. His gaiety and dilfipation had long 'ere noyv mortgaged his eftate, and his inattention had let the intcreft remain unpaid for fevcral years : a forc - clofure took place, and he was reduced to want and mifery at a period he was the leaft able to parry misfortunes.. The worft of thefe matches he had formerly rejected, he would noyv gladly have embraced, but they yvere otherwife difpofed of; his diftrefs, added to his debaucheries, had greatly tranf - formed bis perfon ; age yvas already, at thirty - five, ftamped on his broyv, and all his poyvers of pleafing yvere now vanifhed yvith his eftate. After trying his friends, he found them gradually relax in their afliduities for him, and the ufual anti - climax of fortune took place a goal. Here, alas ! yve muft leave Hilario, yvho might ftill have been the foul of mirth and gaiety, the rapture of the fair fex and an ornament to every department of fociety. If the young men of the age, yvho emerge in life with fuch recommendations, and many doubtlefs there are, would but fequcfter themfelves from the gay yvorldj and its fatal blandifiimentSi only for one month, to reflect upon the almoft inevitable confequences of an invariable purfuit of plcafure, they might avoid the abyfs into yvhich Hilario has now plunged himfelf. Wit; pleafantry, comelinefs, liberality, fincerity, eafe, gentility, politenefs, all, all lofe their luftre.when misfortunes affail. Your friend pity, your enemies laugh, your rivals rally - but who aflifts ? I do not yvant to fermonize, I leave that to the pulpit ; but I yvould have the young men of the age reafon in time, for experience is a very naufeous draught, yvhen yve are obliged to fwallow it yvith every bitter that mi - ferv can infufc. HORATIO. The Ship and the Wind: A Fall:. A Ship of yvar, ?. fecond rate, Proud not a little of her ftate, Her rigging neyv, unus'd to ftorms, Nor knoyving how the deep deforms, Juft out of dock had gone to fca, And yvho, forfooth,fo fine as flic ! So beauties, ftrangers to temptation, Quite unexperiene'd in vexation, Imagine nodiing is to crofs 'em, Nor cares to rurBe nor to tofs 'em. Till, out upon the world's great ocean They come to hare a different notion. And noyv each breeze and profp'rous gale Seem'd emulous to fill her fail. As men of gallantry yvill lie, And court the fair yvith flattery; 'Till having yvon her decpeft ftake, Too foon fhe fees the dire miftakc. . Well, favs our' Mermaid, yvhat a wonder ! Am I thus deck'd yvith Britain's thunder ! My main - maft, fore - maftj mizen, all So ftrong, fo taper, and fo tall ! 1 The yvorld could never do without mc, With all my hearts of oak about me : i See my broad pendant, how it flies Like any conlet through the fkics, . Finifh'd, as any may difcern, A prodigy from ftem to ftern ! Self - moving, how I cut the fea, And thro' the billows mark my yvay ! Lo ! the viciffitude of things, Hark ! how the hollowing tempeft fings, ' ,: Too foon the breaking ftorm fhe feels, Invading billoyvs fliock her keels ! Her fails are fplit the fecond ftrokc Attacks more fierce her mails arc broke ; Finifh'd, as any may difcern, A very yvrcck from ftcm to ftern 1" Alas! fhe cries, yvhat fad difafter AfTails me thus ! Can yvinds thus mafter ? . Winds, yvhich fo very late before ,: Courted and flattcr'd me from fhorc ? Yes, pretty Mermaid, lo ! they can; And oh, ye yvomen, fo can man ; His only aim, when moft he flatters, , Firft'to feduce, then leave in tatters. (xxxcxxxxx)ocoxx:c) T H O M A'S DOU GLA SS, BEGS leave to inform the Public in general, and his Cuftomers in particirlar, that he has removed to the houfe in which Mrs. Mary Eddy lately kept her Ironmongery Store, in Second - ftreet, between Market and Cheitnut (treets, ad oppofiteBlack - Horfe - Alley j where he has a large Afibrtment of DRY GOODS, which he will fell on the moft reafonable terms. ROBERT PAIS L E Y, HEREBY acquaints his Friends and Cuftomers, that he has removed to the ftore lately occupied by MeflV Walter and Bcrtles Shees, oppofite to Mr. Blair Macclenachan's, in Second - ftreet, between Walnut ami . Cheilnut itreets j where he has for fale, a Variety of SCOTCH and ENGLISH GOODS, import - " - ed in the laft vefiels from Glafgow and London, and to be fold on very reafonable terms, for cafk or fliort credit; W A NTKD 1MMEDI AT E LY, A JOURNEYMAN WATCH - MAKER. Any perfon that is completely matter of that branch - ofoulinels, and can be well recommended, may hear of good encouragement and conftant employ. For further particulars enquire of John Wilfon,at Ifrael Pejnl)ci ton's, the corner of Third and Cheftnut itreets, or of THOMAS MKNDENIIALL. JONES and BACKHOUSE, Attheir Store in Fourth - ftreet, the firft houfe above Market - ft rcet, Ifl A V E FOR SAL E, A Large Quantity of Beaver and Raccoon Furs, Indian dreTlVd Deer Skins. Alfo, Madeira, Lifbon Fyal, Tenerilfand Malaga Wines, by the pipe ana" quar ter calk. Likewife, Welt India and Philadelphia Ruh4 ALL PERSONS indebted to the: Eftate of CHARLES PEMBERTON, late of this city, deceafed, are requefted fo make immediate pay - - ' - mcnt to the Sublcriber ; and thofe who liave - - demands againlt laid eltate, are defired to bring in their accounts to SAMUEL PLEASANTS, Executor. N. D. The remaining ftock of goods belonging to the eftate, coufitting of a large aflbrtment of Fine and Superfine Broadcloths and R3ttinets of the belt quality, will be (old low tor cafh or the ufual credit. TO BE S OLD BY JOHN D U N L A P9 In MARKET - STREET, O U L S O N ' s AMERICAN I N K - P O W D E R;

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