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held in reverence, and who trod the stage along with them. The approbation of Mr. Palmer therefore comes to me with peculiar gratefulness.
“Permit me to conclude by saying, that however honourble to my feelings, I should receive this valuable mark of your commendation with diffidence, did not my heart whisper me that my professional success gratifies me the most by its affording me the means of serving those who may not be so fortunate as myself for I trust that no one, however hostile, can say of me that I am changed by fortune. I offer you individually my sincere thanks, assuring you that it shall always be my study to preserve your good wishes, and that the memory of this hour shall be engraven on my heart to its latest pulsation.”
Honours of this public nature, even when meekly borne, are still followed by envy; nor is this a matter of astonishment; whatever reputation is thrown into the scale of one actor, is so much subtracted from his colleagues, and it may be supposed that many of equal talent, though in a different and less showy walk, were not very patient spectators of this success; if his admirers were totally blind to his defects, his enemies were no less so to his merits, and the truth, as usual, lay between the two extremes of popular opinion.
Kean, however, driving headlong in the career of pleasure, paid very little attention to his detractors, besides that he was surrounded by a host of flatterers in whose company he delighted, and who were ever at hand to balm the wounds inflicted on his vanity.
It was about this time that he thought fit to establish a club, the ostensible motives of which were humanity, but the real principles, pleasure. This was called the Wolf Club, and consisted of an indefinite number of members: Kean as the grand master, opened their sessions with the following speech, in which nothing is said well, because nothing is said naturally, but which no doubt appeared beautiful, when spoken by him, whose voice was magic and capable of calling forth every feeling of the heart at will, as easily as the hand calls forth music from the harp. « Gentlemen and Brothers,
“ If we look to tradition, our arts and sciences, our laws and governments in embryo were uncertain, disputable, and vague:-to accomplish perfection in any degree, has been, and will remain, the work of years, and constant perseverance; I am therefore aware of the difficulties we have to encounter in bringing our little society from its formation to an extensive circle of adherents :--but in spite of all opposition that may occur, my vain mind brings a figure to my imagination, that it is the morning gleam from a chaotic mass,' that will hereafter glow in full splendour on good fellowship and harmony. Gentlemen, there is one precept, I am sorry to say, too much neglected in this world, of more false pride than talent, which I cannot express better than in the language of Terence.
“Homo Sum, Nihil humani a me alienum puto.' " When men consider they were created for each other, not only for themselves, the interest of mankind must be blended with individual speculation, and in every one that bears the human form each man must see a brother; and it is my wish to instil these sentiments into the minds of our little commu. nity--that no insignificant distinctions shall have weight, when we can, (with personal convenience,) serve a fellow creature; or worldly exaltation prevent us from mixing with worthy men, whom I must conceive the great author of all being intended for equality; no one, I hope will enter this circle of good fellows without a pride that ranks him with the courtier, or philosophy that levels him with the peasant. : “ These sentiments preserved, the convivial board will be enjoyed with feelings of philanthropy, and retrospective delight follow the feast of reason. Courage, the only distinction our ancestors were acquainted with, must be one of the first principles of our body, and to what better end can we employ that magnificent ingredient than in defence of our friends, against the foes of the general cause?
" It is my hope that every Wolf oppressed with worldly grievance, unmerited contumely, or unjust persecutions, wiîh a heart, glowing with defiance may exclaim, I'll to my brothers, there I shall find ears attentive to my tale of sorrow, hands open to relieve, and closed for my defence.'
“ I have now the honour of presenting the chief symbol of our order--the seal, without which it is necessary no commission can be executed ; therefore, not to fatigue my hearers longer with prolix rhetoric, I conclude with my sincere
hope and prayer for the successful increase of honourable members to this, (as yet,) imperfect society; and that every brother may feel health, prosperity, and happiness, will ever be the wish of its Founder, and study to promote, as far as his duty in this society extends."
(To be Resumed.)
CLITOPHON AND LEUCIPPE.
When Charmides knew the force of the enemy, and the delay of the allies, he determined to return to the village whence he had set out, and wait till their arrival. A house was set apart for me and Leucippe, a short distance above that of the general; Charmides, who having, in the mean time, had this opportunity of seeing Leucippe, regarded her with an eye of love. It happened that some men had captured a wild amphibious animal of an extraordinary nature, which the Egyptians call the horse of the Nile. Charmides invited us to come and see it. Leucippe also accompanied us; and while we were intent upon looking at the animal, his eyes were fixed upon Leucippe, and he immediately fell in love with her; and desiring to detain us longer, that he might feast his eyes with the sight of Leucippe, he prolonged the discourse in various manners; first by explaining the nature, then the mode of capture, of the animal. After he had finished his remarks, and we had departed, he came to Menelaus, and said, “ I know by your conduct towards Clitophon that you are a true friend, and you will not find me a worse one. I ask a favour of you, which you can easily perform, and thereby restore peace to my soul. I love Leucippe :-if you will assist my views, (she has not yet paid you the debt of gratitude for preserving her life,) I will reward you with fifty pieces of gold.” “ Keep your money,” said Menelaus, “ for those who sell their favours ; as I am your friend, I will serve you to the extent of my abilities.” When he had said this, he came to me and related what had happened. We immediately consulted what course we should pursue, and at last determined on deceiving him. Still we were aware of the danger of his using violent means. But flight was impossible, both on
account of the robbers who had beset every pass, and the number of soldiers he himself had with him. In a short time Menelaus returned to Charmides, and told him that he had settled the matter. " At first,” he said, " the damsel obstinately refused; but at length, after I had used many entreaties, and reminded her of the obligations she was under to me, she consented. She only made one request, and that not an unreasonable one, that you should grant her a few days delay, until she came to Alexandria, for in this village every thing is exposed to view.” Charmides at length yielded an unwilling consent, but said, that in the mean time it was surely possible for bim to see and converse with her. “ I long," he exclaimed, “ to hear the melody of her voice, to touch her hand, and taste the nectar of her lips; for these are some alleviations to a lover's mind.” “By heaven,” said I, when Menelaus related this to me, “ I had rather die, than that Leucippe should be kissed by another !” “ You must make some good and speedy determination,” Menelaus replied ; “ for a lover waits patiently, only as long as he has any hopes of his wishes being gratified.” In the midst of our consultation, a man rushed in, and in a terrified manner told us, that while Leucippe was walking, she suddenly fell down, and her eyes became distorted. We ran immediately to the spot, and beheld her lying on the ground. When I approached her to inquire the matter, as soon as she saw me, she started up, and struck me on the face; and when Menelaus endeavoured as much as possible to assist her, she thrust him back violently with her foot. Directly perceiving that her complaint was insanity, we endeavoured to restrain her by force; and when she resisted, so great a tumult was excited, that Charmides himself came out, and saw what had happened. At first, he imagined it was a contrivance planned between us to deceive him, and under this impression, cast a reproachful glance towards Menelaus ; but when he discovered the truth, he was much affected, and pitied her misfortune. Leucippe in the mean time was bound; but as soon as I saw the chains on her hands, I exclaimed, “ Unbind them, I entreat you, unbind them; her tender hands can ill endure such rigour. Leave me with her; these arms, this embrace, alone shall be her chains. Let her madness vent itself against me. For why should my
life be now prolonged ? Leucippe knows me not-is ignorant of my presence. Was it for this that fortune preserved us from the robbers' power, that thou shouldst be the sport of madness? Oh wretched pair! When will our fates assume a milder aspect? We fled from domestic fear, to brave the perils of the angry deep-we have escaped the hands of robbers, and now thy destiny is insanity! Alas! when thou art again restored to reason, I fear that fortune will cast thee into another calamity ; but when thou hast again recovered thy senses, then let fortune sport at will."
Menelaus, in the mean time, went to Charmides, and besought him to send the physician who was with the army; with which request he readily complied. After the physician had seen Leucippe, and we had given her those medicines which he ordered, she fell into a gentle slumber till morning. I sat up by her side the whole of the night, sleepless and in tears.“ Alas! sweet maid," I murmured, “ thou art chained even in thy sleep, nor canst thou even then enjoy thy freedom.-Say what visions now float across thy mind?
Are they such as reason would picture to thy sleeping fancy, or are even thy dreams the ebullitions of folly ?" When she awoke, her language confirmed the latter supposition.
A message in the interim came from the Prefect of Egypt to Charmides, commanding him to lead out his army as soon as possible to battle. Upon the receipt of which, he instantly assembled his troops, and marched out against the enemy, by whom he sustained a severe defeat, more by their stratagem than valour.
The tenth day of Leucippe’s illness had now arrived, and the virulence of her malady was not abated; when, during her sleep, she uttered these words,“ through thee, O Gorgias, I am thus bereft of reason.” In the morning, I told what she had said to Menelaus, considering whether there was any one in the viHage of that name. While we were conversing together, a youth approached, and thus addressed me “I come,” he said, “ your wife's and your preserver.” Astonished at his words, and supposing him a man sent from the gods, I asked him whether his name was Gorgias, “ No,” he replied; “ Chærea. It is Gorgias who is the cause of your ruin.” “How ?” I exclaimed, “ or who is