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FROM THE N. Y. EVENING POST.
and every moment of this shining period of cess, are exiled in an arbitrary manner at the
POETRY our existence is most precious, and should be mere pleasure of their sovereign. They are prudently, should be wisely managed 10 lay up generally confounded with the third class. a sigre for the better enjoyment of the iron They may write to their families or to the
WRITTEN FOR THE SOLEMN FESTIVAL, reign of decrepid old age.
emperor ; but the letters are first perused by a commen:oration of the goodness of God, in delivering the I shall close this number with a compari- the governour, and afterwards forwarded thro'
Christian world from Military Despotism. son, or sort of allegóry, supplied by a friend, his means. Sometimes exiles of this class are calculated to impress on our minds the folly confined in fortresses, and kept in chains.
By L. M SARGENT, Esq. and ingratitude of wantonly mis-spending our stances of this sort were, however, very rare ; time. The resemblance to the beautiful para-and, under the mild and merciful reign of Al
Tuxe-"Ye Mariners of England." ble of the prodigal son will be easily seen, and exander I. this class has entirely disappeared. it is probable the whole train of ideas was
Dextera sacras jaculatus arces
Terroit urbein ; suggested by that elegant and impressive por
Terruit gentes, tion of holy writ:If we were in a foreign country, and had a
Where turn the tyrant's myrmidons, friend at home, who was constantly sending us
The following interesting letter is from a Their deadly, dark array? supplies of money, without which we should gentleman who resided 13 months in the Is- Where seek they laurels, dyed in blood, every moment be liable to be cast into prison ; land of Elba, the present residence of Bona- Ta crown his brows to-day ? if these supplies were not only continual but parte, which is here so happily described.
What tide of widows' tears shall flow, abundant, and the liberal dopor required of us
4 DEAR Sir,
For those, who fight no more ; only to enjoy ourselves with pradence; to use, but not waste, the riches of his bounty ; to “ You request me. to give you some account Lying slain, on the plain,
Elba.. This Island is situated on the coast give a fair account of the sums spent, and to
Where the smoky volumes pour, produce on our return something in mind of Italy. 60 miles to the Southward of Leghorn, Where slaughter rides the battle-blast,
and outward estate equivalent to the expense, five miles from the main land. It is about And bids her thunders roar ?
It is very meeting this friend and benefactor, if we were tains about 15,000 inhabitants.
Of great Jehovah bow ! to come to him clothed in rags, filthy in our mountainous, particularly towards the south- For Heav'n's avenging thunderbolt outward appearance, uncouth in our manners,
west end, where they rise to a sublime height. Has laid thy tyrant low! uninformed in oet minds, stupid, ignorant, and The soil is generally poor ; there are howev
The bloody, baleful star shall guide vulgar ; and unable to give any better ac- er some rich vallies. It has two fine harbours, The monster's way no more, count of the treasures he had bestowed on us, Porto Ferrara, and Porto Longoni, with towns
Where the slain, o'er the plain, than that they had been foolishly squandered of the same name upon each of them. Por
Lie welt’ring in their gore, on toys and trißes, wantonly thrown away in to Ferrara on the North-West side is the Cape
And through a thousand, thousand streams, merriment and jest, lost by a languid and list ital, and is as well built as any town of the
Life's ebbing torrents pour. less inattention, wheedled away by flatterers,
same size that I have seen in Italy. The inor carelessly left for every vagrant on the habitants were kind to me, and are hospitable
What though, on glory's record, highway to pilfer and destroy? to strangers. The northern part of the Island
The wretch his name enrol,
The bitter tears of orphan France
Shall wash it from the scroll.
hier widows, in the despot's ears, erroneous, or at least imperfect, ideas of what the great, but unfortunate Toussaint of St. Do
An endless dirge shall pour ; is called “ being exiled in Siberia," that it may mingo, was to have been sent a prisoner, and
And throw, round his brow, be necessary to throw some light upon the sub- by the man, who now brings this Island into Where laurels late be wore, ject.
notice, by choosing it as the haven of repose A wreath, of deadly nightshade wrought, The exiles are divided into several classes, when he is obliged to retire from the stormy Steep'd in their husbands' gore. very different from each other. The first class ocean of empire. Sixteen of Toussaint's prinis composed of malefactors, legally convicted cipal followers were sent here ; with two of O'er the tomb of hapless Bourbon, of the most atrocious crimes, and whose sen- whom I became acquainted, and was strong
Be mournful bonours paid : tences have been confirmed by the senate. ly solicited to favour their escape. It is need- Go, loyal maids of France, and weep, These criminals are doomed to work in the less to tell you, that the climate is fine. The Where Antoniette is laid ; mines of Wertschink, whither they are con- Island produces a light red wine, some fruit, Where the tyrant's hemlock wither'd, ducted in chains and on foot. Their suffer- and salt for exportation : but in no considera
The fleur de lis shall blow, ing are worse than death, as they have com- ble quantities. The iron mines of Eiba are And the brave, round the grave, monly undergone the chastisement of the knout, extensive, and have been wrought longer even Bid their manly sorrows flow, and have had their nostrils slit. than the story of them is known., The Island
While the spirit of true loyalty The second class comprises that description bore rather the marks of poverty ; the roads
Shall in their bosoms glow, of criminals, who, though less guilty than the were not in good repair, and in fact the Isfirst, have been juridically condemned to ban- land is too uneven to make much use of car- The hand of Heav'n, whose vengeance ishment. These are enrolled among the peas- riages of pleasure. It is the fine harbour of
Is 'gainst the despot hurld, antry, or bondmen ; their names are changed Porto Ferrara, and the natural strong position
To France her rightful king restores, to those of the boors, among whom they are of the town that make this Island desirable. settled; and they are employed as cultivators In the hands of a power at war with the States
And Freedom to the world. of the soil. These criminals have it in their of Italy it would become a valuable depôt.
Hosannas to the King of kings, power, if they are it all diligent, to gain some. Many of the conscripts from Italy were brought
Let Freedom's voice bestow ; thing for themselves, and thereby render their here to be trained for the field of war.
Again raise the strain, condition more tolerable.
The views from the Island are grand. On Till the patriot's heart shall glow, The third class of exiles to Siberia consists the one hand is the coast of Italy as far to the And Heav'n on high approve the song of such as the law has actually condemned; Northward as the mountains of Genoa : on the Of grateful man below. but sentenced only to banishment, without the other, Corsica with its lofty mountains relieves addition of any infamous or oppressive punish the eye from an uninterrupted expanse of an ment. If they are of noble birth, they do ocean view. Other small Islands lie in the
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR not lose their rank, They are allowed neighbourhood to diversify the scene. To a
JOHN PARK, to live, without molestation, on the spot mind fond of retirement, or solely bent on the assigned to them, and they are permitted to pursuits of literature, Elba may become a
By MUNROE & FRANCIS, Teceive their usual incomes ; or, in case they pleasant residence : But, to a mind accustom
NO. 4 CORNHILL. have none, the crown furnishes them with ed to the noise of war, or to the sweet blantwenty or thirty copecks a-day, or more. dishments of polished society, Elba, with all
Price three dollars per annum, half in advance. The fourth and last class of exiles to Sibe. its views, and all its charms, must appear but Subscribers may be supplied with the preceding ria includes those who, without any legal pro- a more extended prison."
DEVOTED TO POLITICKS AND BELLES LETTRES.
BOSTON, SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 1814.
their feets and armies, as they approach. We forget that our Atlantick coast was not momust rather look to Mr. Madison. It is in the lested, until many months after Canada was
National Intelligencer we are to learn whether invaded ; and that in prosecuting this inva“O passi graviora : dabit Deus bis quoque finem.”
our seacoast is doomed to devastation or not. sion, both our national troops and sailors are
Recent speculations, imputed to the President, sent to the frontiers, leaving us, private citiSpeculation seems to be again all alive. announce a determination to continue the con- zens, to repel the blows, on the seaboard, What will the British do ?-What are we to test on its original principles. Will the peo- which are provoked by the aggressions of do ?-is in every body's mouth. We are not ple of the United States suffer their consterna- our government in the north. disposed to trifle with serious alarms ; but it tion to make them forget that our rulers are appears to us, that the situation of the United of our appointment that they obey, or can be
EXTRACTS FROM MR. CHANNING'S SERMON, States is by no means so perilous now, as it made to obey "our will ? Let us remember, was three years ago. The folly of wicked ru- that though it does not depend on us, exclu- DELIVERED AT THE SOLEMN FESTIVAL, JUNE 15. lers had then chained us to the triumphal car sively, whether we have a bloody, destiuctive
“ DO any doubt the propriety of our exof a despot. ķeaven has loosed us, and the war, or not, it depends on us whether we have pressions of joy on the deliverance of Europe, folly of those rulers is now likely to be cured. a JUST ONE : and we will therefore add, that because the influence of this event on ourAs to the measures the British government unless we are disappointed in the views of the selves is not precisely ascertained ? To such will take, we are not deep enough in prophe- British ministry, such a war is not to be ex- doubts I might reply, that the cause of this sy, to foretel with precision : but this is cer- pected:
country is necessarily united with the cause of tain, that government has yet uttered no men
ihe world. I might say, that every free and ace against our rights, or any of the privileges
"". The enemy"-"the enemy"-Yes, the en- enlightened people has an interest in the freeve enjoyed, before we made war upon them. emý are bringing danger and destruction to dom and improvement of other nations ; that There can be no question but Mr. Madison
our doors : but who is the enemy to whom there is a sympathy, a contagion of spirit and will be obliged to relinquish every inch of new
we owe the calamities, which are now so rap- feeling, among communities as well as india ground he has taken ; and on
no other but idly accumulating? If the language in which viduals; and that the slavery of Europe would new ground did he erect the standard of war.
our publick prints find it most convenient to have fastened chains on us. I might say, that If his evil genius prompt him to adhere to his detail the distressing news of every day, turn the fallen despot of Europe had not forgotten assumed principles, and we the people adhere the attention of the publick from the real au- this country in his scheme of universal conto him, with our lives, our fortunes, and our
thors of our sufferings, the grand object of a quest, that his disastrous influence has already sacred honour, we may now have blood enough most wicked policy will be accomplished. Slighted ofir prosperity, and that if peace and and perhaps, ere long, see our seaport towns They are our enemies, who, when we were honour arc to revisit the shores, we shall owe in ashes. We may certainly expect, the prosperous, tranquil, and happy, first assailed these blessings in the fall of the oppressor: British will exert their whole power to silence
us with grievous domestick restrictions on But obvious reasons forbid me to enlarge on his claims ; and they have no inode of reaching commerce, and then compelled Great-Britain opick. lik-ese. Let it be granted, that this wanton offender, but by the nsual course to draw the sword upon us, IN HER OWN DE- other nations are to participate more largely of war. Will the British continue a
than we in the blessings of this happy revoluvengeance, if our government concede to They are but instruments in the hands of Mr. tion. And shall we therefore he dumb, amidst them those rights it has disputed? We doubt Madison, and those who aided him to plange the shouts and thanksgivings of the world ? it ; for we have seen no reason to expect it. us into this war, with a hope of rousing pus- Is it nothing to us, that other nations are Will they now set up new principles? They sions, which might be enlisted in their favour. blest ? Does the ocean which rolls between are not in the habit of varying materially in | They could do no less than resist when our us, scver all the charities, extinguish all the their political doctrines. What ihen are we to
government attacked-it could not but be ex- sympathies, which should bind us to our kind ? fear, if our government do not choose still to pected-it was expected, that they would at- Can we hear with indifference, that the rod of continue her enemy? One thing I know has tempt to disable the arm raised to strike them. the oppressor is broken, because other nations been suggested-that to secure a permanent I never can, and never will, consider English- were crushed with its weight ? Away with good understanding, and prevent a repetition
men my enemy, until I find the government this cold and barbarous selfishness! Nature of aggression, should she be again brought into of my country at war with them, in the defence and religion abhor it. Nature and religion serious conflicts with the continental powers, of our national rights.
teach us that we and all men are brethren, she may wish to prove to the United States,
The very pretence, on which this war is con- made of one blood, related to one father that there is a much greater difference betinued, is a scandal to our nation—to shield They call us to feel for misery, wherever it tween the physical force of the iwo countries, alien renegadoes, who violate their allegiance meets our view; to lift up our voices against than has been admitted by the language of our to their native country and lawful sovereign ! injustice and tyranny, wherever they are exerministerial party in Congress. This is the But the pretence itself is false. No man can cised ; and to exult in the liberation of the only evil to be feared, which may not be con- be so grossly duped, as to suppose the advo. oppressed, and the triumphs of freedom and sidered as depending on our choice. In such
cates of war would have doomed their country virtue through every region under heaven. a case, should it ever happen, the war will be- to such calamities, from a sympathy for a few
We are not indeed to forget our homes in our come defensive, on the part of the American fugitive strangers_and not to save even their sympathy with distant joy and! sorrow ; and people ; and we presume, that though left by lives ; but to better their condition, by gir- seither are we to suffer the yies of family and a wretched administration almost in a state of ing them the employment of native Ameri- country to contract our hearts, to separate us nature, having no publick arm to defend us,
No, the secret of all this execrable from our race, to repress that diffusive philanlike men in a state of nature, every one will plot, lies in the spell of the word “the ene- thropy., which is the briglitest image man can endeavour to defend his own and hiniself. No my." Lead the country to consider the British bear of the universal Father. God intends pubiick pledge is necessary to this : the con
such, against whom war was declared ; and that our sympathies should be wide and genestitution of man is pledge enough. We are then the country will cling to and support rous. We read with emotion the records of led to this remark, however, rather with a ref- those, who have ever professed a hatred of nations buried in the sepulchre of distant ages erence to diseussions which have appeared, Great-Britain.
--the records of ancient virtue wresting from than as pointing to measures, which any prob- I am far from imputing to every journalist, the tyrant his abused power; and shall the able event will render necessary. who speaks of the British as “ the enemy," an
deliverance of cotemporary nations, from Mr. Madison and his advocates, as all the intention to pervert publiek opinion. It is which we sprung, and with which all our inworld know, are the authors of our present de- the common term in war ; and a war so sin
terests are blended, awaken no ardour, 170 plorable situation. Would we conjecture then gular, so unprecented as oars, has not yet an
gratitude, no joy ? what the British will do, we must not stand appropriate langurge. But let us not forget
It is an animating thought, that woe, my gazing off at sea, io watch the movements of the goal, from which we started. Let us not | friends, bave a peculiar right to rejoice in. the
FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.
prosperiy of Europe, because we mourned. The works of art, belonging to Prussia,
To Correspondents. with her in the day of her adversity. Our plundered by Bonaparte, have been restored, “ THE WRITER" has our thanks for his regula hearts Lled with her, when she lay a. maogled and sent to Berlin.
communications. He is requested, if equally conse. victim at the foot of her oppresgår; and who May 4. Louis XVIII. arrived in Paris, nient, to furnish his numbers, for Monday morning will forbid us to hail her with delight, now amidst the acclamations of his people. All
All communications are desired as early in the week,
as possible. that she rises from the dust in renovated life the surviving Bourbons are now in this city.
We have several specimens of Poetry on hand, but and glory. 18 a nation indeed, we have no May 5. Lord Wellington arrived at Paris.
must either plead guilty of excessive fastidiousness of right to participate in the general joy. As a where, among other worthies of this age of taste, or confess that their merits are deficient. Some nation, we cannot gather round the ruins of military glory, he was made personally ac- are under consideration. the fallen. despotisin, and say, We shared in quainted at Sir Charles Stewart's ball, with the peril and glory of its destruction." But it Biucher and Platoff. The Emperour of Rusis the honour of this part of the country, that sia, fourteen German, Russian, and other LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS in heart if not in act, with our prayers if not Princes-Marshals, Dukes and Generals, our arms, we have partaken the struggles of amounting nearly to four hundred, were as. Europe. In this day of our country's dis- sembled on this festive occasion.
THE WRITER, NO. VII. grace, we can sıv, and the world should know This day the forts of the Helder and the it, that we never sing the praises of the ty- Aeet were surrendered to the Dutch.
We were discoursing the other evening, in rant, never joined the throng which offered May 12. The British Parliament voted a small party, upon the subject of love, when a him incense and bent before him the servile Lord 'Wellington £400,000 sterling for the lively and sensible lady, in a strain of ironical knee. We have had no communion of inte. purchase of an estate. Likewise 62000 per humour, complained bitterly of the very low rest or feeling with the enemy of mankind. annum to Generals Hope, Graham, Cotton, and degraded state, into which his once heroWe abhorred the prosperous, as much as we Hill and Beresford.
ick passion has fallen in these later times, and contemn the falien tyrant. Let history, when The white flag has been hoisted at Ham- in this stupid age of ours.
6 You talk of your she records the connexion of this republick burgh, and Davoust has surrendered to the civilization,” said she," and the advantages with the usurper, bear witness, that we were general of the allies.
derived to the sex from the refinement in sen. not all involved in this lisgrace, that there The Pope has arrived at Rome, and has
timent and melioration of manners ; but were some among us true to the cause of hu- / again received possession of the dominions of where do we now see such noole sacrifices man nature, whose hearts sunk under the de. the Church.
made to love, as in former days. Go back to pression of Europe, and whose hearts leaped There are in Paris and its neighbourhood offering himself to a seven years' servitude for
, for joy, when Europe was free.
20,00 French officers, out of employment. Europe then is free ! Most transporting, AFFAIRS RELATING TO AMERICA. London
nis Rachel ; and when bis father-in-law, to most astonishing deliverance! How lately did papers assert that 20,00) of Lord Wellington's get rid of a less attracting daugliter, cheated we see her sitting in sackcloth and ashes ; army were ordered to embark før Anerica. this deserving lover with Leah, see with what and now she is arrayed in the garments of It is likewise stated that a Spanish army of
a romantick spirit of constancy and love, he sufpraise and salvation. Instead of the deep and 12,000, was about sailing from Cadiz for the
fers another equal period of bondage, to gain stified groans of oppression, one general accla- Floridas. British ships of war and transports
the woman of his affections. Here was gene. mation now bursts on us from all her tribes were collecting for the purpose of bringing rous, ardent, persevering love. Here was that and tongues. It ascends from the Alps, the their troops across the Atlantick.
strong and pervading sentiment of the heart, Pyrenecs, and the Appenines. It issues from Letters from Gottenburgh of April 23, state,
which alone is entitled to the dignity of pasthe forests of the north. It is wasted to us on that Messrs. Clay and Russell were there, and
sion, discouraged by no labours, disheartened the milder vinds of the south. In every lan- Messrs. Bayard and Gallatin momently expec
by no denial ; which surmounts all obstacles, guage, the joy inspiring acclamation reaches ted. They were about leaving London on the and overcomes all difficulties. Show me such our ears, THE OPPRESSOR IS FALLEN, AND THE 14th of May.
a gallant now a days. Where is the lover of WORLD IS FREE."
Letters from London mention that Admiral
these times, that will sue and persist as many Gambier, Mr. Hamilton and Dr. Adams, had weeks, as this enamoured Hebrew did, years ? GENERAL REGISTER.
been appointed Envoys, to meet our ministers Your modern swains are discouraged by the at Gottenburgh.
first inadvertent frown ; and unless every silly
DOMESTICK. The First American Sev. proposition, or remark, is received by us with BOSTON, SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 1814.
enty Four, the INDEPENDENCE, was launched smiles and simpers, we are thought high
from the Navy-Yard, in Charlestown, last minded or scornful ; and these timid or careEUROPEAN. On the 14th of January a Wednesday. It was a beautiful, or rather a less gentleme: are forever deterred from treaty of peace was concluded between Great sublime spectacle, and took place amidst the making any further advances. And if after a Britain and Denmark. England restores all burras of many thousand spectators, and was proper preparation, and mature deliberation her territorial conquests, except Heligoland. followed by a salute from the Constitution. on their part, and a decent encouragement on
Early in March, the Regent of Norway issu- It is reported, that the British have landed ours, the great and decisive question should ed a declaration, stating that Norway was In- 2000 men on the south of East-Florida. be put, it must be answered unequivocally ; dependent, and at peace with all powers that The British squadron in the Chesapeake for if, through a little modesty and female redid not attempt to violate its independence. have been reinforced by a 74, a frigate, and 3
serve, we startle and cannot pronounce the March 1. A treaty of alliance was entered small vessels.
plain though important yes, but should substiinto, by England, Austria, Russia and Prussia, Mr. SAMUEL PARkman, jun. from England,
tuto something that had the appearance of to remain in force 20 years. They engage, in passenger in the cartel schooner Thistle, has hesitation or excuse, we may expect never to case either is invaded by France, each to con- brought despatches to our government.
be asked the same question again ; at least by tribute their aid, to repel the invader.
Our force at Sacket's-harbour, on lake On the same gentleman. About the middle of April, Russia, Austria, tario, is considerably increased. The ship Su- From the humble constancy of the PatriGreat-Britain and Prussia guaranteed Norway perior is finished and ready for sea. A frigate arch, let us turn to the mighty · wrath of to Sweden. The Swedish government has de- 1 of 54 guns, whose rigging and guns were all
Achilles. The subject, which produced the clared war against Norway, and given notice ready, was to be launched on the 11th of June fincst poem in the world, was the effects of that all its ports are blockaded.
Our squadron on lake Erie are soon to be love. Here the mighty hero, and the indigApril 17. Lord William Bentinck, with a united, under the cominand of commodore
nant and inflexible lover are blended together. British and Italian force, attacked Genoa, St. Clair.
Here is a noble example of furious love; which surrendered on the 18th.
The United States' feet in lake Champlain
rather than surrender the beautiful Briseis, April 37. Bonaparte arrived at Frejus, and consists of the Saratoga 28 gung---Ticonderoga Achilles rebelled against the king of men' on the next day, embarked on board the En- 20---two sloops of 10 each, and one of 8.--six
and urged the Grecian husts to arms. We glish frigate, Undaunted, for Elba. In his gallies of 2 guns, and four of 1
see no wars waged for love, no armies arrayed passage through France, the guard had to ex- The British and American armies were very in the cause of beauty, in our days. The belo ercise the utmost vigilance, to prevent the vio- near each other at the lines, last Tuesday, and ligerent contentions among men, in these civlence of the populace from sacrificing the ha- an important battle was momently expected.
ilized times, are for the conquest of country, ted Despot. His late Queen and son are at Smoking on a large scale !! The British not to win the favour of the fair. Vienna. have burnt Benedict, a small town on the riv
W10 now swims the Hellespont, or buffets Last of April, Bernadotte, Swedish Crown er Patuxent, and of course the tobacco ware- in any way the waves of oppositiou to meet prince waited on Louis XVIII. at Compeigne, house in it, which contained about 2,000 the object be pretends to adore ? Where are and set out for Paris, hogsheads of tobacco.-Salem Gaz.
those high-spirited knights of Love and Hon
our, who once crowded the lists to fight for was an exception, and the following is the roars thro' the heavens, and its lumbering Lady fair ;' who were ready to face death to true history of its origin.
peals striking the summits of the lofty clouds, redeem her glove, or shed their blood to pre. “ In the year 1711, James Hirst lived ser- are reverberated through the vault of heaven. serve it from spo: or tarnish ? Our gallants vant with the honourable Edward Wortley. It | The bursting clouds, discharge the vapours of the present age are a more quiet and peace- happened one day, that in re-delivering a par- which suspended high in air they bore,and down able race of men ; if they fight at all, it is usu- cel of letters to his master, he, by mistake, the pearly drops now gravitate (the bounteous ally for soine dispute at the card or billiard-ta. gave him one, which he had written to his gift of an all-gracious God :) giving joy to the ble, for it is long since I have heard of a duel sweetheart, and kept back Mr. Wortley's. He husbandman. Not so with those who plough being fought for love. Even that ardour and im- soon discovered his errour, and immediately patience, wbich, a few years ago, used some- hurried to his master, to retrieve it ; but un- seen to rise, the ship is well prepared, her sails times to break out and discover itself in a trip fortunately, or rather we may say, fortunately, close reefd or else securely handed, and every 'to Providence or Hampton, has now subsided for poor James, it happened to be the first that thing which may conduce to safety, is well ob
There is no danger of a lady being run away presented itself; and before his return, Mr. served. Huge roll the waves propelled each with, by our modern beaux. The animated Wortley had perused bis enamoured foot by other : they lash the sides of this firm and interesting passion of our souls is reason- man's love story.
James entreated to have it “ wooden world," but all in vain. In vain, the ed down to vory commendable restraints and returned. “ No, said Mr. Wortley, you shall foaming sea in mountainous billow attacks the convenient relaxations. Even when the nup- be a great man ; this letter shall appear in the ship. She gently mounts its crest, and with tial day was appointed, I have known one of Spectator.” It was accordingly communicated top-gallant-mast seems to touch the skies! our Platonick gentlemen, because he was ab- to Mr. Steele, and published in James's own the anger'd wave, frothing with rage, hurls sent, and a litile business interfered with the words, “ Dear Betty, &c.”
from this pinnacle the quiv'ring ship, and pluncompletion of all his wishes,' very coolly
ges her into a gulph below, deep as Tartarus. postpone the rapturous moment to a more MATHEMATICKS. Of all elementary books, She again ascends the approaching billow, and convenient opportunity. Nay, I have known a a good, but mere belles lettres scholar, can again is precipitately hurried away. husband (of the same philosophical stamp, you look with the least patience on those which re- Rough Boreas next, exerting all his force, may be sure) the next day after he became | late to Mathema:icks, and for a very good rea- attacks the nebulous host. Those wbich he one, with all that indifference we should look son-he cannot get an idea from them, unless cannot by his power reduce to pristine æther, for if he had suffered curtain lectures for a he become systematically master of the sci. he drives before his furious blast. The clouds year, leave his bride to attend to business, and It is certainly not a little provoking to disperse, and to our view disclose the glorious, let the whole honey-moon wax and wane in take up a treatise, published in the vernacular awful scenery of heaven.” his absence.
tongue, and find it as unintelligible, though We have read of men's going mad for love ; from the hand of some celebrated writer, as
SCRAPS. your Orlandos and your Octavians, and oth though it were in Sanscrit. What can the ers ; but we meet them only in books; the elegant scholar make of such a passage as I Find that though XENOPHON ranks among passion rages not so high amongst us in real this ?" Newton and Leibnitz attained the the first generals the world ever produced, it life ; it never overcomes reason ; it is never same object by the force of their genius ; but was a custom with him, as with our famous so hot, now, but this cool faculty of the mind by pursuing different methods; Newton, by | General Hopkins, to put his measures to vote, may chill it down to an ague.
regarding Auxions as the simple proportions of among his soldiers, and govern himself acI have onitted the great sacrifice, made by nascent and evanescent quantities ;, and Leib- cordingly. In his own account, he states that our common progenitor, rather than be sepa- nitz, by considering that in a series of quanti- being in extreme want of many necessaries, rated from Eve,
ties, increasing or decreasing, the difference hé recommended to his soldiers to enter a ................" as of choice to incur
between the two consecutive terms, may be- neighbouring village, and supply themselves; Disine displeasure for her sake, and death.
come infinitely small, that is, less than any and adds (as Romulus Amasæus renders it,
finite assignable magnitude" !! Hence a for I cannos sport greek types) Cui tamen idem -And me wich thee hath ruined ; for with thee nascent quarrel, which did not become evanes- videtur, is manum tollat—“ You who approve Certain my resolution is to die
cent until one of the sturdy combatants, Lcib- of this, hold up your hands." See Xenophon s
nitz, paid the debt of nature, and consecutively, account of the Expedition of Cyrus the young......from thy state, to Newton, was assigned the victory.
Book VII. Mine never shall be parted, bliss or woe,”
Who would have imagined that the Amia. and only glanced at a few cases in history,
THE SUBLIME ! !
ble, pacifick, religious Abbe Delille could which do honour to the cause of love. You
EARLY in this publication, I offered some
have been the author of the revolutionary gentlemen of learning," said she, addressing strictures on that miserable affectation of sul Hymne des Marseillois, which prompted to maherself to me, “ may recollect many more. limity, which has heretofore characterized many
ny a scene of butchery-Yet he was. A short There are also many instances of the conAmerican productions, particularly those har inadvertentiy, promoted, drove him to Eng.
time after, the horrors which he had, perhaps tempt of riches, in comparison with the affections of the heart, to be found in ancient sto
angues addressed to the sovereign mobility, land, an exile, where he exclaims, in his TY ; of great munificence towards the object the season is approaching, when we may exunder the title of Fourth-of-July Orations. As
French Georgicksof their desires, and great expense of wealth by lovers of former times, to please, obtain, or
pect another deluge of this kind of gallimatia, O France--- mon pays ! O séjour des douleurs ! compliment a mistress. The young Roman
I have chosen’an extract from a Baltimore pe- O France ! 0 my country! O abode of sorrows ! who dissolved the costly pearl, and drank it in
riodical literary publication, as a specimen of Italy. Voltaire said-Italy was an old a goblet of wine, to toast his favourite lass, is
that style, which every writer of sense will wardrobe, in which there were many old an illustrious example. We see but little of
shun, and every shallow blockhead imitate. clothes of exquisite taste. such sacrifices among us : Yet it must be
« A THUNDER-STORM.”
IS it not given by some of Dr. Johnson's biacknowledged that money is sometimes made
“ Behold yon cloud just rising in the west ographers as a proof of his acquaintance with use of, even now, to overcome chstacles in the whose pinions darkened by its aqueous bulk, the most refined rules of politeness, that when march to Hymen's court ; and a handsome portends the coming of a dreadful storm. See the king paid him a handsome compliment he widow may possibly obtain twenty or thirty in what little space of time it spreads its mid- acquiesced without the least attempt at evathousand, if she holds out with proper dignity, night shades quite o'er the firmament, eclips. sion ; and observed afterwards to a friend and increases her value hy a little well-timed ing the beauteous lustre of the planets, con- “ Sir-when the king had said it, it was to be indifference, occasionally relieved by a certain verting starlight into total darkness. It near It was not for me to bandy compliments roguish display of smiles and condescensions, approaches. The winged lightnings Aash with with my sovereign ?" That this showed his so well understood by these experienced la- fury irresistible, athwart the sky! its glaring politeness, is true ; but the thought was not dies.”
light strikes full upon the eyes of the spectator, original ; for Sir J. Dalrymple had recorded
for a while illuminates his optick chambers, and the following anecdote of Lord Stair. “Louis The letters in Addison's Spectator, pur
though the cause is gone, he fancies still he XIV. was told that Lord Stair was one of the
secs it bright as day : a moineptary dimness best bred men in Europe. I shall soon put porting to be from servants and others in the 11:en assails his tender visual organs. Then
that to the test, said the king ; and asking humble wallis of life, are gonerally supposed again, another moment past, he looks about Lord Stair to take an airing with him, as soon to be fictitious, and probably were so, proxlu him, with recovered vision. Flash succeeding as the door was opened, he bude him pass und ced by some of the first writers of the age in
Aash, the same effects from the same cause go in. The other bowed and obcved. The which that work appeared. Butnumber LXXI
ensue. Meanwhile the avio sounding thunder | king said. The world is right in the character
Avd, in the fellowship of gods,
Without a tear, eternal ages live.
But they, who in truc virtue strong,
The third purgation can endure,
And guilt's contagion pure ;
Sweet children of the main,
And flow'rs of golden hue that blow
EPITAPH OF HERACLITI'S.
BY HIS FRIEND CALLIMACHUS.
And art thou gone, O friend belov'd !
Hence heaves this sigh-hence flows this tear, And hence, by sad remembrance mov'd,
I love to linger at thy bier.
it gives. Another person would have iroubled The horseman sits with loftier grace, me with ceremony."
And grasps his steel with steadier brace ; AURICULAR CONFEssion. “Santeuil, a celc
And while he makes his charger feel brated writer of latin hymns, in France, dur.
His flanking spur with vesing heel, ing the last century, having once a confessional His turning hand, and tight'ning rein, dress on, a lady, who took him for a confessor, And curving arm the steed restrain ; fell upon her knees and recounted all her sips. As if his prancing horse had shewn When she had finished, and found the confes- No fire and courage but his own : sor quite silent, she asked him for absolution. Well paid are they, who chance to gain • What ! do you take me for a priest ?' said The monarch's glancing eye. Santeuil. Why then,' said the lady, quite alarmed, did you listen to me ? — And why, Short now his steed the monarch stays, replied Santeuil, did you speak to me?' I'll Upon his haunches low ; this instant go and complain to your Prior,' Aloof he gives the sign, said the enraged female. • And , said the
On high his gleaming faulchion plays, poet, ' will go to your husband and give him a
Then points towards the foe > full account of your conduct.”
At once, along the line, Dr. Young's predominant hue of mind was
The mingling clarions blow; evident, even in his wit. If he punned, it And forward move the bright array, must allude to the grave yard. On a visit 10 With trailing spear, and halberd high, Archbishop Potter's son, who lived where the
And banner floating gaudiiy. roads were deep and miry, he inquired, when he arrived-_ Whose field is that which I
Led by their chieftain brave, have crossed ?"_ It is mine," answered his
Now march to join the deadly fray, friend " True, said the Doctor, “ Potter's
The gallant Saxon throng, field, to bury strangers in.”
Firm is their step and strong ; HENRY IV., whose character Frenchmen, Their floating banners proudly fly, much to their credit, are again calling to mind Their tall plumes fairly wave. with grateful veneration, was To iess distinguished for domestick tenderness, than for his First, to the solemn drum and trumpet low, heroick virtues. It was his custom to join | Their march is measurd, and their step is slow : frequently in the amusements of his children, And now, the hostile bands advancing near, " and one day, when this Restorer of France, The drum is louder, and the trump more clear. and Peacemaker of all Europe, was going, on all fours, with the dauphin, his son, on his The horseman rides with cuirass now back, an ambassadour suddenly entered the Bent downward o'er his saddle-bow; apartment, and surprised him in this attitude.
With forward point and backward hand, The monarch, without moving from it, said to
The swordsman bears his battle brand ; him—“Monsieur l'Ambassadeur, have you any
Brac'd is the pikeman's spear. children ? - Yes, Sire, replied he,-Very well, then ; I shall finish my race round my cham
And now more near their banners fly, ber."
The mortal show'r their hackbuts ply.
Fast, now approaching fast,
With wild unmeasur'd race,
Shrill is the clarion's blast! We have been favoured with the following Estract Loud and long the rolling drum ! from a manuscript Poem, entitled “GASPARD
On to the dark embrace, AND GERALDINI." This passage is intended Spaniard fierce and Saxon come ! briefly and generally to describe a part of the battle between CHARLES V. and John, Elector of Saxony,
And now more nigh, after the former, with his army, had swum the Elbe,
With madding cry, in the face of the Saxons, posted on the opposite
They shout, they rush, they charge! sliore, at Muhlberg. Of this battle, particular de.
And loud, along the battle-field, tails may be found in Robertson and Brantom. The
Ring hollow casque and sounding shield, poem is from the pen of Lucius M. SARGENT, Esq.
And rattling far and near, and is yet in an unfinished state. Whether the au.
Clash halberd, blade, and spear, thor intends ever presenting it to the publick, entire,
With haubeck, helm, and targe.
FROM PINDAR'S DESCRIPTION
Translated from the Greek, by Mr. West.
But in the happy fields of light,
Where Phoebus with an equal ray Who now have pass'd the tide ;
Illuminates the balmy night, Few are his words, but bold and strong,
And gilds the cloudless day ; That spur the soldier's pride.
In peaceful, unmolested joy,
The good their smiling hours employ.
Them no uneasy wants constrain
To vex the ungrateful soil, In last review, along the train,
To tempt the dangers of the billowy main,
And break their strength with unabating toil,
A frail, disast'rous being to maintain.
But in their joyous, calm abodes, More proudly stands the arquebusier ;
The recompense of justice they receive,
For still by mem'ry's faithful ray
Those scenes of childhood cheer my breast,
And watch'd thc wearied san to rest.
Unhurt by death's relentless sway
And pour the tributary lay.
FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.
Be temperate in grief ?- I would not hide
SHORTNESS OF LIFE.
TRANSLATED FROM JUVENAL! !
Oh ! how shall I recal the moments gone,
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