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Original Poetry. Such is the power of language, even in testifying her esteem for his talents and the dead letter of a book! SCHILLER conjugal virtues, than at the former married this frank and amiable lady, who distance, when reading his captivating now enjoys more favourable opportuni- poems.

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ORIGINAL POETRY.

VERSES sent to a Lady with Dr. DARWIN'S With golden radiance glows the winding 66 Botanic Garden.

stream ; WHEN Eve walk'd forth at early hour, Rich with the rainbow's varied hues, the Her only care was fruit, or flow'r;

shower Vacant of science was her mind,

Gleams from afar; the distant village church To all the world of wisdom blind;

Embow'r'd in gloom, in the sequefter'd vale, From idleness, her heart she fet,

Peers o'er yon floping hill, o'erhung with On the first prating* brute she me

birch, Do thou, whom early fense supplies

Whose light thin foliage wantons in the With all that's good, and fair, and wise,

gale. Not like unbidden Eve of yore,

In scenes like these, contented I could dwell, With furtive hand, these sweets explore;

And bid, without a figh, the world farewell. Pluck knowledge with each fow'r and fruit,

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Nor fear a tempter in a brute. R. L. E.

To A ROBIN.
SONNET TO TRUTH,

Written in the severe Winter of 1795.
By Mr. LUNDIE.

poor wand'rer! thou art welcome to this To these sad eyes, ’mid wil&’ring mazes

shed, lost,

For thou hast borne the pitiless cold form, Lurd oft by phantoms veild in garb like Felt the keen blaft on thy defenceless head, thine,

And heard destruction threat thy gentle Whose inolds external thy pure radiance

form.
boast,

What though thy feeble wing now seeks its
Yet but to hide their inward darkness fhine, rest,
Thy form, blest seraph, smile-begirt, unfold,

Where sorrow's pallid victim finks supine;
Thy genuine nameless graces blazon round; One genial glow still lingers in this breaft,
May I thy sun-eclipsing charms behold

To soothe the timid flutterings of thine. Illume all scenes in nature's ample bound. Perchance, that sympathy may be as sweet, Hence, when mild Morn unveils her radiant As what festivity's gay child could give; eye,

Perchance, thou know'st, no mercy gilds his Or gilds Eve's ling’ring ray th’ Atlantic seat, deep;

Who never in the tempest knew to live. When Cynthia's pearly host begem the sky, Come, then, mild suff’rer, my companion be, Or mijnight filence wraps the 'worlu in Life yet shall know one charm, if I can blets Пегр;

e'en thee.
Thine ardent vot'ry,horne on Rapture's wing,

TO THE VIOLET.
In Fancy's wildeit strains, thy praise thall

NOW

winter's dark and cheerless morns are grateful sing.

past, Banks of the Tweed.

And sol's warm, renovating beanis prevail; SONNET,

As wand'ring o'er the common's trackless

waste, Written near the River Dce.

To breathe the perfumes wafted on the WHERE rolls with rapid surge hoarse

gale, Deva's flood,

From golden furze-bloom, or the primrose O’er shelving rocks that break the foam

pale, ing wave,

I spy thy azure gems, so lowly spread, On the green bank, whose margin fringd Beneath fome lonely thorn, adoin the dale, with wood

Scarce rearing from the ground thy humThe darkfome torrents of the river lave,

ble head; Pleas’d, I recline, what time, with wettera Methinks in thee, his hapless fate I view, beam,

Who, ihrinking from the world's unfeeling The ord of heav'n illumines +Din-Eran's

gaze, Town

Seeks in obscurity to pass his days,

And, all unknown, fair nature's path pursue ; * Milton, B.9.

Till crush'd by rude misfortune, and de + A ruin, well known to those who have press’d visited Llangollen,

By chilling penury, he faks is acht!

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O never, glowing with the tints of heav'n, Written in a Bower of Mr. SWAINSON'S Such changeful splendour Iris gives the skies,

Botanic Garden, at Twickenham. As from thy lightning countenance beams
By the elder Capt. MORRIS.

forth HIERE, to enjoy the filent and the cool, Each moment new, and vivid beyond thought.

Satone unknown among the proud or gay; Thy soul inspires them; ours can ill contain. Too wise was he to prove ambition's fool;

And if of these some image could be given, Too dull to learn to trifle life away.

Still, still, thy voice ..... that harmony which

earth Now, in the mansion, now, this secret bow'r, Ten days of quiet did the muser spend;

Wonders to call her own, and list' ning seems There Swainson's mirth beguild the tedious Benevolence, and tenderness, and joy,

To think the mufic of th’immortal spheres.... hour, Here little Robin was his guest and friend.

A sadness most divine. Sublimest love,

And ecstacies that fill the soul with heav'ng Perch'd on his book, and perking in his face, Thrill in that voice through all its faculties. The guileless Redbreast seem'd to watch But when not e’en thy voice niay touch the

his thought: Alas! he knew not man's perfidious race, Nor supplicate the bending of that neck, By whose allurement simple birds are Nor those extended arms call heav'n to aid; caught.

When, in the majesty of sacred woe, E'en man to man but rarely is fincere;

In the unutter'd stillness of despair, The love profess’d is intereíted art:

Then, when thy form, in an astonish'd trance, Tho'heav'n's bright image on his brow appear,

Stands like a statue; motionless, as dead; Yet honest Robin boasts a purer hea...

O how unlike thy grief to other griefs !

The mind superior, in itself retird Despair not, Robin, tho' I take my flight;

Awakes to resignation, holy hope
The gen'rous hoft, who oft hath feasted me,

To fortitude superior to all ills;
Shall, for my fake, thy amity requite,
And, when he treats his friends, remember Or muit thou paint the ruin of a niind,

Smiling in pangs triumphant over death.
thee.

Great is that ruin, and the wreck itself

Bears witness to its prime sublimity, Written on seeing Mrs. Sindons, as Mrs. Like temples, ʼmid their falling walls, preHALLER, in THE STRANGER, Friday,

sery'd. 25th of May; and as ISABELLA, in The O Haller; Ifizbella ! ..... to these names, FATAL MARRIAGE, Monday, 28th, 1798. Living in thy action, by thy voice sustain'd,

* Fill'd with the high affections of thy soul, By CAPEL LOFFT, Eja.

Weak are all words, and pow'rless ev'ry praise. NO; we may speak of others :--but for

May 30, 1798. thee; 'Tis not in poetry or mortal voice,

LINES Thee, SIDDONS, to pourtray ! the form,

On Valentine's Day. perhaps, These may describe: the elevated mien;

AGAIN revolving time unfolds the day,

When each plum'd choritter, with heart The countenance of more than human air;

elate, The awful eye; the stature goddess-like;

Salutes, O Nature! thy refiftless sway, The step like her's who'above equal reigns,

That re-unites him to his long lost mate. Queen of Homeric verse, and to her charms Subdues th'all-dreaded fov’reign of ikies. See, from the flocks dispers’d, yon happy pair, But who shall point that energy of soul No longer they the pendant willow seek; Which animates the wonders of that form, To mourn divided love and season drear, Beyond all colours radiantly sublime;

Or fly for shelter from the frost-wind bleak. Breathes in each part, and consecrates the What pleasing rapture each fond breast inwhole

spires ! To virtue, dignity, celestial grace!

Each strives with each, as emulous to prove, 'Thy great idea, Reynolds, half express’d.

That wintry blasts ne'er chill'd their warm And here, could Fate re-animate their dust,

defires, Here Raphae's self and Angelo would fail.

Or cool'd the embers of their former love. E'en had they seiz'd one attitude divine, One look expressive beyond utterance,

Sweet birds! gay Spring will soon with fuliOn canvas or on deathless marble fix'd; Yet more remains : while ever-varying pow'rs

The laughing groves, to you a safe retreat ; Say, thou art Nature's ;-Art 'must here There build, nor fear your much lov'd neit

lings wreck, despair. 'The poet's eye, in a bleft frenzy rolling,

By plund'rers wand'ring with intrusive feet. May range from heav'n to earth, from earth Perhaps some youthful heart now fondly * to heav'n;

throbs, But never form like thine, or look, or mien, And feelings new it's little breast invade,

'Tis Hath poet’s fancy pencil'd on the heart.

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'Tis Love, sweet innocent, thy bosom robs,

SONNET to EVENING. 'Tis Love, thy state of discontent has made.

By R. CARLISLE. Ah! do not murmur at thy hapless fate;

EVENING! I woo thy dim oblivious shade, A heart with corresponding feelings fraught

When twilight spreads her veil of misty May shortly bless thee, and a happier state Dispel those fears that cager fancy wrought. When day's bright garish tints begin to fade,

And from the distant hills, the vapours blue, In vain will Spring's enliv’ning beauties bloom In wreaths fantastic, beauteously ascend;

To him who lonely seeks the verdant grove, And while the humid earth exlıales the When silent ght depicts his mournful

dew, doom,

To cool; fequefter'd haunts, my steps I bend; To pine for ever, stranger to his love.

While in the west, where the bright sun Oh! yet when circling pleasures round me

withdrew, grow,

Still lingers many a streak of crimson glow, When all creation owns affection's sway, And tints the azure face of spreading lake, 'Breathe, breathe my reeds, the raptur'd strains There blending softly into shadows gray : shall flow,

Thro' the o'ergrown, and solitary brake, Tis Nature (peaks, let all her sons obey. In pensive mood, I often love to stray,

F. LANTAFF.

More than amid the scenes of pomp and

Thew. NEW PATENTS, Mr. CHAPMAN'S, FOR A MACHINE ropes each, are introduced into three reFOR MAKING ROPES.

volving shafts, by which they are twist. IN ,

to Mr. WILLIAM CHAPMAN, of up as before. The last process is perfectly Newcastle on Týne, for a method of lay- similar to the foregoing one, by which the ing, twisting, or making ropes or cordage. three shroud laid ropes are twisted into a

In the common method of inaking three strand cable. All these operations cordage, a walk, or rope ground, is re may be carried on at the same time in quisite, of an equal length with the rope different parts of the cable, and the whole or cable intended to be made; at each end machinery may be worked by a single of which ground, are hooks, revolving principle of motion. round their axis by means of various machinary, to which the yarns or strands of Mr. Howell's MACHINE FOR HOLwhich the rope is formet are fastened, and

LOWING OR BORING WATER PIPES. by which they are twisted together. By

In May a patent was granted to Mr. the machinery of the patentee, however, John Howell, of Olwestry, Salop, a much shorter space is requisite, and the coalmaster, for an improved machine for whole process of the construction of a ca

the purpose of hollowing or boring wooden ble from the very yarn, is carried on in water-pipes, or aqueducts. regular uninterrupted fucceffion, by the

The usual method of boring is by an fame machine.

augre, or similar instrument, which cuts A cable is composed of three strands

out the inner part of the wood in chips or ropes twisted together, and each of or shavings. The new method is by using these ropes is again in like manner com

a hollow iron cylinder with a circular saw, posed of three strands or cords ; each cord by which means a solid cylinder of wood consisting of a certain number of yarns.

is procured, of nearly the fame diameter A number of coils of varn is therefore

as the bore of the pipe, instead of cutting

it procured, fufficient for the conitruction of

up

into useless shavings. a cable, and of a proper length, each of Mr. Bell's, For A METHOD OF MAKwhich is fixed on a feparate revolving ING NEEDLES, BODKINS, &c. axis. The yarns, as they are delivered In September a patent was granted to off the reel, are divided into parcels, each Mr. WILLIAM BELL, of Wallall, Stafparcel containing threads fufficient for ford, for a method of making needles, the constrnction of a rope: the parcels of bodkins, fith-hooks, knitting-pins, netthreads are then in:roduced into an equal ting-needles, and sail-needles. number of shafts, which revolving on This new method consists in casting their own axis, twist the threads into the above-mentioned articles in moulds nine rores, coiling them up at the fame of sand or iron, instead of making them time into round boxes; each of these of wire. The steel, for this purpose, is boxes is then let in motion, and gradually to be purified by stirring it when melted, delivers out its rope; the ropes being with a mixture of charcoal-duit and lime, than divided into three parcels of three or cominondal.

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VARIETIES,
LITERARY and PHILOSOPHICAL;
Including Notices of Works in Hand, Domestic and Foreign.

Authentic Communications for this Article will always be thankfully received.
HE complete translation of the a gentleman, a native of Wales, has gene-

Voyage of LA PEROUSE round roully resolved to publish, at his own ex-
the World, will be published, in the pence, all the ancient Weilh manuscripts.
course of a few days, by Mr. JOHN. With this view, the Rev. LL. LLOYD, of
SON, of St. Paul's Church Yard. A Caerwys, Flintshire; 'the Rev. W. DA-
fhort delay is occasioned, by the time VIES, of Meivod, Montgomeryshire ; and
that has been requisite to prepare the Mr. D. THOMAS, of Amlwç, Angletsy,
numerous plates. The course of LA PE- in North Wales; Mr. E. WILLIAMS, of
ROUSE, in this interesting voyage, was Flimston, Glamorganthire, in South
by the route of Cape Horn to La Concep- Wales; and Mr. W. Owen, of Penton-
tion in Chili, from thence to Easter Itreet, Pentonville, London, have been ap-
Ihand, the Sandwich Illands, and the pointed to arrange, and print such of the
North West coast of America. He then laid manuscripts, as may coinmunicated
failed across the great ocean, in the pa to them, or as they may be able to collect,
rallel of the tropic of Cancer, to Macao, in addition to those which they now por-
thence to the Philippines, Formosa, and fess, in a regular feries, from the earliest
through the Chinese and Japanese seas to times; at least such of them, both in
Corea, Chinese Tartary, the Idlands of profe and verse, as may be deemed molt
Tchoka and Jesso, the Kuriles and curious for illustrating the language, or
Kamschatka.
From. Kamschatka

he most useful for throwing lignt on the fteered in a south east direction to the darker periods of our history. It is proIles des Navigateurs and the Friendly posed that the collection ihall be in an Illands, and from thence to Port Jack- octavo form; and that one volume shall fon in New Holland. In the spring of be ready for publication at the com1788, the two ships failed from Port mencement, and at the conclusion, of Jackson, and have not fince been heard of. each session of parliament, till the work Fortunately, La Perouse had taken shall be completed. For such a collection every opportunity to dispatch copies of a popular sale cannot be expected; and, his journals, accompanied by drawings, being deligned chiefly for public libraries, memoirs, &c. &c; in consequence, geo- and for individual acimirers of ancient graphy and the sciences are enriched by subjects, such a number of copies of his discoveries, made in the extensive route it only will be printed, at first, as may be above described. The two ships, when subscribed for, during the prefent lumthey failed from France in 1785, were

Names should be sent to any of literally freighted with scientific men of the above-mentioned editors, before the the very firit eminence; the work is there firit volume is put to the press. fore rich, beyond any which has preceded Mrs. MARGARET LE, authoress of it, in new discoveries, connected with Clara Lennox, or the Distrest Widow, geography, astronomy, navigation, natu- is engaged in a History of the Ille.cf ral history, manners, customs, &c. &c. Man, to be comprised in two volumes. The knowledge of every place touched at Mrs. LEE being a native of the sile of or paffed, in the course of the voyage, is Wight, some new and interesting informeither rendered niore accurate, or perfect- ation may be expected in this work. ed; the Chinese and Japanese seas, and Mr. JOLLIE, of Carlisle, the conductor the north east coast of Alia, were parti- of the History of Cumberland, is precularly explored, and that part of the paring to publish a weekly newspaper on voyage would, alone, entitle it to cele- an improved plan, under the title of the brity. The entire work in Mr. JOHN- Carlisle Jeurnal. It is remarkable, son's edition, will form three large oc- that on tlre north-west side of the island tavos, which will be einbellished by the there has hitherto been published but one various illustrative views, charts, &c. &c. provinciyal paper (Mr. Ware's, engraved by the first English artists. Whitehaven), hetween Manchester and

WELSH ARCHEOLOGY. - For the Glasgow. We are glad to observe, that gratification of those, who have a tafte før. Mr. Jollie promises a conitant attention relearches into the more remote history of to local improvements and local facts, of Britain, we are enabled to announce, that every kind: neglect of thelė, greatly di

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Proceedings of the National Institute. minishes the value and importance of the which, LANGLES interested the com. provincial papers.

pany with the fragment of a trandation of Mr. Nichols has almost finished the a journey from Persia to India. third volume of his large History of FOURCROY commented on the various Leicestershire.

processes which have hitherto been discoMr. Mungo PARK proposes to pub- vered for painting on porcelain, and gave lith, by subscription, under the patronage an account of the several experiments of the African Association, Travels in made to procure colours, which will not the interior Parts of Africa, by way of change in the furnace. He noticed the the River Gambia, performed in the years success which had attended the experi1795, 1796, and 1797, by the direction, ments of Dille in this line. and at the expence, of that association, CHENIER recited a poem, entitled, to form one volume in 4to, and to be " Le Vieillard d'Ancenis,' (dedicated to ready for delivery in the month of April the memory of General Hoche) which

was received with unbounded applause, A History of the Mauritius, or the Isle of on account of its animated allufions to the France, is announced, to be composed war between the Republic and the Eng. principally from the papers and meinoirs lish nation, of which the poet predicted of Baron Grant, who resided twenty the speedy downfal, and the destruction years in that island, byCHARLESGRANT, , of the empire which they have usurped Viscount de Vaux, son of the above ba over the sea. The presence of Buonaron. It is to contain interesting details of PARTE, to whom the accomplishment of its natural and civil history, its maritime this important event is to be entrusted, and military situation and establishments, of course, added uncommon interest to the with observations on the islands of Bour- piece, and at the following paffage : bon, Madagascar, &c. The work will to La grande nation, à vaincre accoutumée, be comprised in four vols. 8vo. illustrated « Et le grand gcional, guidant la grande with maps, &c.

armée." The last public fitting of the Na- the whole assembly rose from their seats, tional Institute, in Paris, attracted an and fixing their eyes on the young conamazing concourse of spectators, and queror of Italy, made the hall re-echo excited the most lively curiosity. BUONA- with thundering peals of acclamation. PARTE, the hero of Italy, having been DOLOMIEU communicated some interchosen an associate of this learned body, esting geological observations made on and this being the day fixed on for taking the fummit of the mountains, in the dehis seat in the assembly, the benches, partments of Cartal and Puy-de-Dome. appropriated for the fpectators, were fillo. Mongez imparted a project for enabling ed at an early hour with a very brilliant the spectators to take a share in the disa audience. At five o'clock, the members courses and musical entertainments of the of the Institute entered the hall; BUONA- nátional fettivals. GARAT concluded the PARTE was among the rest, habited in fittings, with an analyfis of the different a grey frock, without any marks of dif- nemoirs transmited to the Institute, on tinction to announce the hero, who had the subject of the influence of figns, in the alternately subverted, fupported, and formation of ideas. But as none of these created states and republics, and whole essays appeared to deserve the prize, the protection had been coveted by four mo same subject was announced for the enmarchs, and a whole tribe of sovereign suing year. princes. Neither his figure, his step, nor GARAT preceded this Analysis with a his equipment, were characterised by any very ingenious differtation on metaphyaffectation of singularity, and yet, the tics, which he concluded with an elegant moment he made his appearance, the eyes compliment to the new.ele&ted member of the whole affembly were eagerly di- (BUONAPARTE), who, he observed, in rected towards his person, and the hall consideration of his taste for the tranquil refounded in every quarter with reiterated shades of ace, the extent and multifaplaudits, which were repeated whenever riousness of his knowledge, and his talent the discourses presented a single idea that for reflection and inquiry, would, on the might be applied to the valiant chief*. consummation of his military duties, be

The Secretaries of each refpective class, regarded as a philofopher, who, at the gave notices of all the memoirs read in call of his country, for a moment, quitted the Institute during the last quarter : after the groves of academies to shine at the

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