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ered merely as circumstances which promote Still may the close encircling vine

her. Her dress was gaudy and rich, glowing the interests of civil society. I appreciate the Its undulating branches twine,

with bright colours, and sparkling with false importance of their duties as teachers of that Still blend its variegated shade

gems. What. appeared her face was very religion, on which rest all our hopes of happi

To deck the place where he is laid :

beautiful, but it was a mask, and concealed ness hereafter ; and believe that those, who

Who, when inspiring genius spread

her real features, which were frightful. Her faithfully discharge their obligations to con

Its lovely visions o'er his head,

manners were graceful, but wanton ; and with duct us in the paths of virtue and pie

The muses and the graces sought,

the flattery of her tongue she persuaded men ty, deserve our utmost veneration. But as

to forsake virtue, and join her festive, but

And sung the raptures which he taught. the office of these publick instructers is not

thoughtless train. She was attended, moreoinconsistent with the diffusion of many other

ver, by a number of emissaries and companminor advantages, I could wish that their utili

THE WRITER, No. XII.

ions, who were continually employed in bety might be extended, in every respect as

guiling the multitude, and seducing them into much as possible.

THE VISION OF AHMRAD.-OR THE PATH OF VIRTUE THE her path. These attendants, although they In our town, as is generally the case in

ROAD TO HAPPINESS.

seemed pleasing enough at first, as they prothe country, our opportunities for the literary

ceeded onwards in the road, altered fast for

WANDERING upon the banks of the great instruction of our children are very limited.

the worse, and soon became odious. There Euphrates, anxious with thought and sorely A few months in the year, we have the privi.

was Intemperance, who appeared healthy and oppressed with care, Ahmrad ascended a hill, lic lege of a school, conducted by a gentleman of

a hud, 1 joyous ; but before she had advanced far on

and reclined his weary limbs on the ground. ihe road, she became bloated, blear-eyed, stueducation. It must be evident, however, that

| From this eminence he could behold the wa- pid, and insensible. this is not sufficient to confirm our children in

Prostitution, in youthters of the mighty stream; and he saw it bear 1 ful bloom. with naked charms, and smiling a correct style of reading, and in the most el

along numberless little boats, peopled, some face and honey on her lips. but soon she egant mode of pronunciation.

with votaries of pleasure, some with the slaves changed to It is natural for parents, who regard the

ves changed to pale and withered cheeks, with

of business. He turned his eyes to the city, i haggard looks and fecble. sickly frame. morals of their children, to represent the cler

Avaand here too he saw multitudes of beings gyman of the parish, as in every respect a

i rice ; she was mistaken for prosperity and

crowding the streets, and hurrying along in model for imitation-as right in every thing

prudent gain ; but, as she changed not her different directions, all active in the pursuit of

garments till they became filthy rags, and he does.

something. “Ah ! mortals,” said Ahmrad, I have understood that Walker's Dictionary

starved herself with fasting,she grew hideous to “ you are all seeking happiness. I too have was the standard of correct English pronuncia

behold. Profaneness, disguised as merriment, sought her, but she is not to be found. I tion, and I was very much gratified when we

beguiled some ; but, ere long, her mouth have enjoyed riches ; but she cannot be bought settled Mr. a few years ago, to find

grew black and foul, and with noxious breath with gold. I have received honours and the that he strictly adopted the rules of that distin

honours and the tainted the air with imprecations. Infidelity

favour of my Prince; but she dwells not in the guished orthoepist. I enjoined upon my temple of fame. My desires have been satisfi

too was here, with gloomy brow, and fell de. children to attend closely to the instruction

of fame. My desires have been satishe i spair rolling wildly in her eyes.

ed with the charms of Beauty ; the choicest "Such were the companions of those who which they received from the pulpit, and like- i

| meats have been prepared on my carpet, and wise to observe well Mr.

went on in this road. Its borders were deco's methods of all the spices of Arabia set before me ; I

rated with flowers, tempting to the eye ; pronunciation. ,

have even disobeyed the prophet, and pleased For some time, I found an advantage in this

and more luring to passengers, than the my taste with rich and costly wines ; but injunction ; but I have remarked that, from

other, which was only adorned with a plain Happiness comes not to the couch, nor to the year to year, our clergyman is falling back into

and pleasant green, and which was rougher feasts, of sensuality. I have devoted my whole

feasts, of the old habits of reading ; and when I correct

and more broken, especially in the beginning ; life to the search of happiness, but she is a l but Abmrad saw that the flowers, which my children by Walker, they plead the exam

pbantom ; and when you think to embrace ple of the “ minister" against me, and I am

bloomed so gay and flattering, were deceitful, her, you only clasp at transient and fruitless unwilling to say he is wrong

that many of them were poisonous, and taintjoys. I will be deceived no longer, but leave I have indeed observed in many instances,

ed those who plucked them with loathsome the deceitful world, and hide myself in solithat young clergymen, who read elegantly

disease ; others faded as soon as they were tude, that I may be no more enticed by vanity

gathered, and instead of yielding a pleasant when they are settled, are apt soon either to and a lie.” With these murmurs, Ahmrad

Aavour, became so offensive and nauseous, as become very careless, or intentionally to aban

| sunk on his grassy seat, and fell into a trance. don the peculiarities in pronunciation, which

to be immediately thrown away. There were Immediately a charming vision appeared to likewise serpents and noxious reptiles condistinguish the correct scholar from the old

himn. A beautiful female, robed in white, and fashioned and unlettered. I have regretted the

cealed along these borders, which often woundholding a mirror in her hand, stood by his side change, to whatever it may be owing ;-and

ed the passengers ; wasps and hornets too inand said, “ Ahmrad, arise.” Ahmrad rose hope that this hint, which is respectfully offer

fested the fowers, and stung the hands that up, and, supposing her to be one of the Houed, may not be wholly disregarded.

| were incautiously, or impatiently reached out ris, bowed his head to the earth three times to CLERAMICUS.

to gather them. adore her. "I am Truth, Abmrad,” said

As the company proceeded along, the road, she, “ and am sent to enlighten you. Look in and the prospect before them, appeared less

this mirror', and hereafter you will rcverence The words of musical Catches are usually

inviting, than when they first entered it ; TRUTH.” the most trilling and stupid of any thing hon

what was smooth, and gay, and gladsome, be

Charmed with the soft accents of this beauoured with the name of poetry. The follow.

gan now to appear rough, and cheerless, and tiful vision, Ahmrad turned his face to the ing stanza is a beautiful exception, sclected by

gloomy. Their companions were also chang. glass, and beheld an immense plain, extended Dr. Hayes, and by him set to musick, well

ed ; instead of mirth and glee, discontent and before him. “This is the great field of human adapted to the sentiment.

wrangling were heard among them ; and life," resumed his divine instructress, “behold

though they all strove hard to be merry, and there the pursuit of mortals ; learn wisdom Wind gentle evergreen to form a shade

sometimes deceived themselves with laughter, from their errors ; follow virtuc,and be happy." Around the tomb where Sophocles is laid ;

yet pleasure never reached their joyless Through this great plain lay two principal

hearis. Several of those who at first cheered Sweet ivy wind thy boughs and intertwine roads, which seemed to have one common be- | and enlivened their society, bad left them and With blushing roses aud the clustering vine ; ginning or point of departure, but, as they

gone the other way. Innocence forsook them Thus will thy lasting leaves with beauties hung stretched along the plain, they separated and

at the parting of the roads, and friendship beProve grateful emblems of the lays be sung. diverged widely from each other. <--On the

ing very soon insulted by treachery, also withright hand was the path of Virtue and led to

irtue and led to drew and fled away. These lines seem to be an abridgement of Happiness. That on the left was the high

Now at the end of each of these great roads the epitaph of Soobocles, written by the Tbeban / way of Vice and road to Misery. Abmrad

was a temple ; but being at such a distance, bard, Simmias, the original of which is pre perceived that both thesc roads were full of

they were indistinctly seen. On one of these served in the Anthologia Græca, and has been passengers ; but he was astonished to see the

was inscribed, in letters of gold—THE TEMthus translated.

left so crowded, although it was wider than the Ple of Happiness. On the other was writ

other, which was narrow and had comparative- ten, surrounded with dark and gloomy hieroAround my Sophocles's grave, ly few who travelled in it.

glyphicks-The Temple of myisery. The coinYe sombre leaves of ivy, wave ;

In the road to misery were the partizans of pany who had taken the left were marchAnd oli, upon his sacred tomb,

1 vice, and she herself with frolick and dancing, ling towards the latter. They had Aattered Ye neser-fading roses, bloom.

I led them along, and enticed them to follow libémselves, and their deceitful conductress had told them, when they entered this road, be vision of Truth, he rose up, bowed his morality to the grave, and furnish an inex that it led io happiness, and that the building, of head three times to the ground, with his face haustible fund of wit for the gay.” which they had but a glimpse, was her.iemple; towards the east, adored Truth, and resolved and although now they had some fears that to practise Virtue. they were deceived, yet as this.temple appeared

POETRY. to be covered with a mist or shade, so that they

POETRY, could not see its true characters and marks,

SELECTED, they still hoped it would prove what they ex- “Poetry is not less estimable from the re. [The lawing lines present a picture to the imagina pected, and that they should find happip.ess spect which is paid to it by kings and princes, tion which if not prevented by a speedy peace, mas there. Many however were discouraged, and than it is interesting by the inspiration of the soon be presented to our senses.] wished to go back again, and change their muses. Though poets profess fiction, yet

IX THE FIELD OF BATTLE. : route ; but this was impossible, the resistless their true intention is to steal upon the heart, hand of Time met them and prevented their and inculcate lessons for human action.

TIS night-the combat's rage is o'er, return. There were some cross paths, it is By this means, whilst they please, they in

The watch-fires blaze from hill to hill, true, that led, advancing' onwards, into the form ; whilst they dazzle the eye by the glit.

vhilst they dazzle the eye. by the gut. The bugle note is heard no more, other road, and which Time did not barter of their rays, they are a brilliant light to

But all is solemn, hush'd, and still ! against them. But these were blind paths, illumine the dark : thus do they fascinate the

Save where some faint and mournful tone, full of briars and bushes ; and some evil hab- | fancy, while they soften the heart and improve it, mad desire, or ruling appetite and passion, the understanding. They are not merely me.

Swells on the midnight breeze, a dying moan. was ever ready to oppose them. teors that sparkle for a moment, and are then

How chang‘d the scene, where morn beheld Thus Ahmrad saw with grief and compas- hid in obscurity ; nor flowers, fragrant and

A gallant host in bright array ; sion this erring multitude of his fellow beings fair, that are born to blush for a moment, and

While martial notes exulting swell’d, led by vice and deceived by false and vicious then languish and decay : but they may be pleasures, until they started with horror at a compared to the sturdy oak, whose leaves de.

To cheer the brave on danger's way ; full and fatal view of the Temple of Misery ; light the eye, whose trunk is useful, and

And hope and valour bade the pulse beat high, and when their deluding guide had no longer whose branches afford shelter to the wearied

Thrill'd the warm heart and fired the kindling eye. the art to conduct them voluntarily, the vul- | traveller, or from whose lofty top, which de

Now the pale beams, by moonlight shed, tures of remorse, the scorpions of conscience, fies the fury of the winds, he may calmly look and the sword of justice, combined to drive around, and survey the variegated face of na

A field of blood disclose, them into it. ture.

Where on their chill and lowly bed “ This, o Ahmrad,” said the celestial maid, It has been objected to poetry, that it is

The martyr'd brave repose, who held the mirror of Truth, this is the end conducive to the corruption of manners. How And the dead calm, the desolate suspense, of Vice ; but turn now your eyes to the other his talents can be said to be corruptive, With nameless horror chills the shuddering sense road, and see the companions of Virtue.” Im- whose province it is to describe nature as she mediately he obeyed, for he was glad to re: really exists, I am at a loss to imagine. It is Thousands are here who sprang to arms, lieve the distresses of his heart, by turning the business of the epick poet to narrate im When the shrill clarion peal'd the strain, from a scene of such wretchedness and woe. portant events, and to confer on the hero the By danger's call or glory's charms,

The companions of Virtue were few, but reward that is due to integrity in design and Ne'er to be rous'd again, Ahmad saw that their guide was hcavenly. ( bravery in execution ; and at the same time | E'en now, while shades and stillness reign, She had no false ornaments, nor any thing he exhibits in proper colours the folly of ani- A viewless band are near-the spirits of the slain. about her that could deceive. Her attire was bilion, the baseness of treachery, and the plain, but bright and pure as the morning cloud | guilt of rebellion. The didactick poet produ. Whence came that deep tremendous sound? that hovers over Mount Taurus, or as the snow | ces from the stores of a fertile mind the les

Whence broke that Aash intensely bright? it scatters on its brow. The road they had sons of experience and the dictates of wis

Bursting the midnight calm profound, chosen was indeed rough, it was even some dom ; he inculcates his maxims with the fer

A cannon peal disturbs the night : times strewed with thorns. But if any of the vour of honesty, he enforces them by strength

'Tis past, and deeper is the gloom, travellers here chanced to reccive a hurt, im- of reasoning, and decorates them with the al

And all again is silent as the tomb. mediately their smiling guide gave them a se. | luring embellishments of harmony. Like the cret balm which healed their wounds, and | skilful anatomist, he probes the innermost resoothed their hearts to pleasure. This was cesses of the mind, and investigates the vari.

Glancing by fits on shiver'd steel, the balm of conscious rectitude. ous inflections of the passions, as they are oc

A quiv'ring light the moon beams throw, Its borders, at first, afforded but few flow. | casioned by the casual varieties of individual · And through the broken clouds reveal crs, and these not of the richest hues, but habit or general custom. He is alike regard.

Full many a sight of death and woe ; they gave a fine perfume, and when gathered, less of the censure or applause of his own Gleaming on pallid forms around, did not decay, but retained their freshness, times, because he knows that buman nature Stretch'd on the soldier's bier, the cold and dewy and were for ever sweet. is invariable, and therefore that he who incul.

ground. As the company proceeded gently and cates the abstract principles of rectitude must

Midnight and death o'er all the spil cheerfully along the path, it became smoother, be eternally right. He produces a mirror,

not less adapted to cotemporary the prospect before them brighter, and the

A fearful deep repose have spread ;

contemplaborders began to bloom; all who passed re rion, than it is capable of reflecting thoughts

Worn with long hours of martial toil, ceived equal delight ; flocks of harmless und manners to remote posterity. The ama

The living slumber with the dead, birds enlivened the scene, and cheered the (ory poet, while he sings the raptures of love, Nor hear the wounded faintly sigh, way with their artless notes : all was harmo- warns us against the miseries which are the Nör dream of those who round them bleed and die. ny, all was love. Innocence accompanied inevitable consequences of vicious passion. Virtue, and Cheerfulness walked by their side, It is his duty to show the superiority of that

Rest, slumberers, rest!--the morn shall wake; and filled the air with incense. Thus they virtuous affection, which springs from the And ye to arms again shall rise ; advanced towards the temple with the golden heart, over those loose desires, that arise Your sleep the clarion call shall break, inscription, which now appeared bright to solely from the impetuosity of depraved appe.

And life and hope shall fire your eyestheir view, and needed not the sun to shine tite. He who does not write thus, debases But, oh! what thousands strew the battle plain, upon it, for its lustre was its own. As they himself, and degrades bis profession. His Whom day.spring ne'er shall wake, nor war-note rouse drew near, soft musick saluted their ears, name may be applauded for a time among the

again ! white-robed Peace with a dove in her hand idle and the profigate, but the sober will shun came to meet them ; and Happiness beaming him, and the cheek of modesty be tinged with

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR with love, and breathing soft raptures, stood a blush when his lays are recited. with outstretched arms to receive and wel | But it would be tedious and unnecessary to

JOHN PARK, come them to her abode.

describe the aim and province of the different Ahmrad was now overwhelmed with de classes of poets. By their fertility of imagina By MUNROE & FRANCIS, light, and he fell down to clasp the feet of the tion, aptness of allusion, and brilliancy of de

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POLITICAL.

better our condition. We ask but indemnity | where have they exhibited an achievement that

for the millions he has squeezed from us by will be handed down by fame to posterity ? We YOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.

taxes to enrich his minions ;- for six years' have seen much of wordy valour-much of alIt seems the great characters at the head of loss of a flourishing commerce ;-for the many lusion to their deeds of other times ; but nothaffairs are beginning to inquire, on what terms million dollars of our property, which by bis ing of active, hazardous patriotism. The Eng.

refractory New-England” will consent to a Proclamation of June 1812 he gave into the lish fought their battles-excited their jealousy peace. If a similar compliment had been paid hands of the English for the incalculable by such displays of courage for them, as they io tbis refractory part of the Union two years increase of expense, to every class of citizens, would not shew in their own cause, and for their ago, we should not have had war. We should in all our domestick disbursements, resulting own independence and at last, left the coun• have been in circumstances as prosperous, from the privations and embarrassments of his try, which they freed from danger, loaded with happy, and honourable, as our rulers have ac- war.

the abuse of their factious traitors. What can tually rendered ús miserable and disgraced. It is not our province to treat with the Brit: we expect of such a people ? That they are But we were not consulted then, or rather our ish- we havcanot made war upon them. We prepared for tranquillity--for the enjoyment voice, our prayers, and remonstrances were consider them but as the instruments, by which and support of a good government ? It may treated with contempt and insult ; and now, in 1 Mr. Madison has aimed to impoverish, de- / be so-but it does not seem to be in the nature mockery of our distress and weakness, we are grade, and distress us. To him we look for of things. Whether the measures of Ferdi. asked, to what conditions we should be recon- reparation for the wrongs he has inficted. He l nand are right or wr

reparation for the wrongs he has indicted. He pand are right or wrong, wise or ill judged, we ciled, for the sake of peace.

must settle as he can, with those, whom he do not pretend to determine ; but they are of We trust, it is not, and never was the char- has employed to ruin us ; but, as he would too marked a character not to be signally one acter of New-England to be unreasonable in avoid the maledictions of a virtuous people, or the other. He is either a tyrant, hastening any thing. We will venture to say, that if our and whatever of vengeance they can exert, we to his own destruction, in which he will ininveterate enemy, President James Madison, repeat it, he must give us a peace which will yolve thousands or the Spanish nation are a has it in his power to treat with us, he will recompense us for the war.

debased people, indifferent to liberty, and dis. find us as magnanimous, as he has been tyran

qualified for the enjoyment of it. In either nical. We will presume to suggest on what

SPAIN.

case the fate of Spain is far from enviable... terms New-England will welcome peace

The strong measures of Ferdinand VII. on terms, which Mr. Madison himself will ac- his restoration to the throne of Spain have pro

ENGLISH VIEW OF OUR WAR. knowledge the least we ought to expect, and duced some publick expressions of disappoint Mr. Madison and his party have neither

ment in England, and have occasioned consid. | been able to persuade the enlightened in this deep and permanent execration of every Yankee, erable speculation on this side of the Arlan. I comtry. nor men of sense in

erable speculation on this side of the Atlan- country, nor men of sense in England, that his and our children's children, unless they are tick, as to their probable result. We bave pretences for war were his real inotives in secured.

never made any pretensions, nor felt any, to the declaring it. It is both amusing and interest In the first place, notwithstanding the pledge

gift of prophesy. In any prospective views, ing to know what British statesmen think on ed honour of the President, we are willing he that we have ever submitted to the publick, this subject, and we have selected the follow should abandon every claim which he offered as we have only presumed to reason in particwar / ing article from

we have only presumed to reason in particular ing article from the QUARTERLY Review, the pretences for going to war. This surely is cases, from general principles. With respect most able and respectable publication devoted liberal-We hold him to none of his new doc. to Spain, our fears are, that all is not well in to the ministerial party, as of much more trines-to none of his engagements. Let all that country, and that it is doomed to further weight than any of their newspaper paragraphs. his pretexts go they never were of any con- | trials and sufferings. The grounds of our im-! It well merits an attentive perusal, for it is sequence to us, nor to any part of the Union-Ipression, we are persuaded, will be considered / correct, so far as it goes. The acquisition of they were as triding, as they were insincere.

by many, no other than political superstition ; territory is undoubtedly an object with the ad We pardon him the hypocrisy of affecting mo- and if so, like other bigots, we must be allowed i ministration, but

and if so, like other bigots, we must be allowed. ministration, but not so, abstractedly consider. tives, from which he never acted, and the to indulge sentiments, which we cannot easily | ed. They are desirous of increasing the domain insult of imagining we could be blinded and | overcome,

of the Unised Stares, not liom national policy, deceived by such sballow artifices. We should Our fears, concerning Spain, arise from the but solely with an expectation of extending, not have thanked him, had he acquired all he belief, that national happiness grows out of the strengtheninr, and perpetuating their political proposed to by the war, and we shall not grum rectitude of the publick mind that it cannot power. ble at his total failure. be given to a people, by any particular event ;

FROM THE QUARTERLY REVIEW. But we look to Mr. Madison to leavo this, but results from

| but results from

the prevalence of correct
the prevalence of correct « The actual breaking out of the war, has

« The actual b country, on the conclusion of peace, in the en- views and dispositions. If the history of the only enabled us to look fairly at a subject which, joyınent of all the rights and privileges we pos- world had not already established the truth of the apprehension of it would have precluded sessed, when he plunged us into war-rights this doctrine, the fate of Europe for the last / us from examining. The examination, we and privileges, which were wholly undisputed, and which we had every prospect of enjoying is believed, that every discriminating and en valvable. Delusion is always dangerous. A unmolested, for ages, had he suffered us to re- lightened mind will be satisfied, that the suffer- motion had been fondly entertained, that bel main in friendship with Great-Britain. We ings of the several nations have singularly cor- tween England and America there was a cera were as contented, as our country was prospe. responded in their extent, with that degree of taid'synupathy of taste and feeling' which forni rous-we entreated the government to inake virtue with which each has appeared to be pos. | ed them above all nations of the earth, for an no new demand for us and we shall be satis- sessed. But has not Spain seemed to be an intimate union of coancils and affections with fied to be placed where we were. But this, exception ? It is true, she has suffered much ; each other. No sacrifice therefore was thought this only, "i refractory New England" expects; but what a spirit has she displayed? While to be too great, no deference too humble' on and if Mr. Madison fail in this, he may be as. Bonaparte was the terrour of the world, have the part of this country, for the purpose of sured this section of the Union will regard him, we not all beheld with indignation the lethar- | keeping well with America. America and as our foe-as a traitor, who by his war shall gick, inefficient character of the Spaniards, in England against all the world but England have robbed us of blessings, which he, unso. their defence, if they can be said to have made | without America, nothing ; with America licited by us, promised to increase.

any, against their tyrant and invader ? Have against her, less than nothing. America was If the President would justify himself to the not their deliverers, the English, been frequenta young nation, therefore she must be humour New-Englanders, he must secure, by the con ly half starved by their wilful improvidence- ed. She was wayward, therefore she must be ditions of his peace, an equivalent for the sac been obliged to fight their bat:les unsupported soothed. She was alienated, therefore she sifices, to which he has doomed us by his war. and sometimes exposed by their treachery ? must be won. Such was the doctrine. There. On this score, we are likewise willing to re. Except the single instance of the defence of were those indeed wlig did not see auy syn:please him from all his proffered obligations to Zaragossa, conducted by the gallant Palafox, tons of the existence of such sympathy be

tween the parent state and her alienated off- / and called up associations of near thirty years À DOMESTICK. We have melancholy acspring : but they kept their doubts to them. I standing, which bewildered publick opinion in counts from the west. A battle was fought selves. The general cry was 100 strong for this country, and infamed American confidence between Chippeway and Queenston on the them. The national councils were evidently to madness."

- 25th of July, which continued from 6 in the swayed by it. The poor old mother went on

To be continued.

evening, until half past 10. It is reported doting and driveling for a long time, on the

2400 inen killed and wounded were left on the score of natural affection, and kindred habits,

COMMUNICATION..

field, about 1200 on each side. Gen. Riall, and similitude of language, and so forth ; until

What can be the object of the National

This suite, and 300 Briiish troops are said to in the hour of her trial and utmost need, the

Intelligencer, at this time, when even the ad

:90: I have been taken prisoners. Generals Brown sentiments of her hopeful child towards her

ministration partly admit that we are literally and Scott are both wounded, and Captain were manifested to her in a way not to be mis" at the mercy of Great Britain," in studying

Spencer received two balls in his body, and taken.

a language calculated to provoke her utmost was left in a bouse, near the scene of action, • There can be no doubt that the perversity

vengeance? Why does it bring a general incapable of being removed. It appears that and presumptuousness of the American govcharge of “ perfidy," when it is necessary to

our troops in this instance fought bravely : ernment in their late negociations with this search back twenty years to find an individual

though they immediately withdrew to Fort country arose mainly from a belief that they instance as proof; and why is the whole nation

Erie, under the command of Gen. Ripley, and were backed by a considerable party here ; now denounced as “ an enemy, which spares

are considered safe. and as little doubt can there be, that whatever

neither age nor sex,” because two children la

aren 1. In the several engagements since our army backing' they had here (with very trifling ex

have suffered, and lost a sick father in captivi.

; crossed the Niagara, they advanced into Canceptions) arose from a mistaken impression of

ty, in consequence of Mr. Madison. 'swar?

" ada about 25 miles, and after losing in killed the American government and people. This With what face can Mr. Madison or his editor,

and wounded, nearly a hundred men for every impression had been produced by causes suffi

proclaim them an “ enemy, which spares nei-mile, they have returned. This is indeed a ciently obvious. The ill conduct and ill sucther age nor sex," while, at the same time, he

hopeless invasion." cess of the American war had made every body withholds protection from this enemy, and

Commodore Chauncey has recovered, and in this country ashamed of maintaining the

sends his armies abroad for foreign conquest ? was to sail last Sunday. government side of the question. So universal

But if this character were true, all the coasts i Our-army beyond the Niagara burnt the vil. was the abandonment of it, that within a very

in his own vicinity would ere this have been age of St. David's, before the recent battle. few years after the peace of 1783, it became depopulated; as they are daily visited by this

Mr. CHANGUION, minister from the Prince matter of wonder to a curious observer by enemy, and we hear of no outrage against

of Orange, was received here, last Monday, whom, or with whose consent that war could woman nor child ; but on the contrary that

with the utmost cordiality. A very respecta. have been carried on. Sturdy resistance to these are treated not only with civility, but

ble Committee of Arrangements waited upon power attracts the good wishes of the gener

politeness. If there had been a single excep. I bis Excellency, informing him of the preparaous ; and success, whether in resistance or

tion, the case would no doubt have been a sub- tions for his reception. At 11 o'clock his Es. oppression, conciliates the approbation of the ject for three or four columns in the Intelli

cellency landed at India Wharf, where he was

cell wary. In favour of America therefore, when

gencer. Why does not this paper give credit received by the Committee, the Marshals, the she had secured her independence, there was where it is due ; why does it not encourage

Selectmen of the Town, six companies of apparently one unanimous voice through Engacts of humanity and magnamity? If individ

Light Infantry, and a long procession of citiland ; and that voice was echoed through uals are guilty of excesses, as must always be 1 zens bv whom he v

zens, by whom he was attended to the mansion succeeding years without much reflection upon expected, (for even we have those who burn

Ivouse of the Hon. John Coffin Jones, who the change of circumstances and progress of

villages, &c.) let these be charged to whom had provided a very elegant collation. The events. The patriots of 1783 were patriots still :

they belong ; and let the noble acts of others discharge of artillery and the display of flags -America was a word always received with a be held up in contrast ; and by this determina

over and along the streets, gave brilliance to |tion they will all feel that they have some Lthis truly agreeable interview. shout in a tavern toast ;-and Lord Erskine,

The address (we well remember, continued to quote in his

chance for justice. But what is the tendency I on the occasion, and his Excellency's answer Crim. Con. and Treason Trials, passages from

of tliis unqualified abuse ? Mr. Madison is revive in our minds the grateful recollection Mr. Burke, and a song from the Padlock apnot so ignorant of human nature, but he knows of the

of the happy intercourse formerly subsisting plicable to America in the very, agony of her that it tends to kindle passion, to make the

between the two countries. struggle-long after she had taken her place enemy sicken at every liberal act of which

John W. Hulbert is elected member of among the potentates of the earth, and when they feel conscious ; and to become in fact

Congress from Berkshire county. the question of that struggle was become as

what they are represented. Is the govern- The famous Felix Grundy has resigned his much matter of history as the Trojan War, or ment determined to produce a war of exter

seat in Congress. the Deluge. mination ? It is enough to make every man,

The judgment made While gentlemen in opposition dwelt with who has a family in the least exposcd, shudder

“ Felix afraid.” rapture on a theme which recalled the distinct

when he reads such language, and anticipates idea of a forced change of administration, the its effects ; and how cruel, if it is not believed

LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS. partizans of government, on the other hand, by the writer, thus to alarm and sport with the

FOR THE BOSTOX SPECTATOR. found, in admissions highly favourable to the

feelings of women and children. But if Mr. | Madison has really believed, what he has uni.

THE WRITER, No. XIII. American revolution, an admirable qualification and relief for the invectives which they

formly laboured to prove, that the British are There are some men who never know justly bestowed upon that in France. Amer

entitled to this ferocious character ; what can what it is to be clear of debt, and who have ica therefore thus · bepraised on all sides, per

bo his excuse for thus wantonly bringing this such a facility of accumulating creditors, that haps with very little meaning on any, grew by

enemy upon us, whose mercy is almost the they seldom meet a person who has not some degrees into reputation and esteem with all le only protection he deigns to give us ?

demand against them. The whole business of sides, by the mere repetition and reflection of

their lives seems to be divided between contheir own compliments. Most of all, she grew

tracting debts and contriving how 10 aroid

GENERAL REGISTER. into esteem with herself, and ascribed very

paying them. I have known one of these

men spend more time in hunting about for willingly to · her own parts and merit;' to sober valuation and settled opinion, that general BOSTON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 1814, | somebody to lend him a five dollar bill, than

I would have cost him to earn it, if he had enfavour and good report which she owed in great measure to accidental causes wherein

EUROPEAN. There are no further ad. | ployed his industry at any kind of profitable lashe had really but little concern. ,

vices from Europe since our last. Dutch pa. I bour. Hence that overweening estimate of their pers received by the Ajax contain the new 1. One would think that this was the most own importance to this country, which has led

constitution of government for Holland--it is, irksome as well as must shameful way of life the rulers of the United States so ridiculously as the former, of a mixed character, but not so ing on the publick ; for a man milist not opis astray ; and hence that terror and trembling, well tempered by aristocratick influence, as the

| feel mean and mortified, by meeting at every that anticipation of untold loss, and unimagin. English or French.

turn somebody he had deceived, but must ed danger which dashed the firmness of the

The restoration of the House of Orange, have his thoughts constantly on the rack in British government, and made many worthy

and the emancipation of the people from the devising means to deceive others, persons quake in their shoes at the prospect

French yoke, has diffused joy, and activity Jack Countless is a young man, but he has of an American war, The very word'had | througla Holland. That industrious nation already a great many old debts i several of something awful and ominous in the sound,

were fast resuming their commerce, in peace which would be outlawed by the Statute, if he | with all the world,

was not sometimes reminded by his officioas

creditors, that they still remain unpaid. These a man can so easily emerge from the embar- this opinion, he endeavoured to supplant Mr. obliging notices, as Jack calls them, are now rassment of his affairs, and rise on the distres. Locke in the esteem of his friends, and to enfrequently given ; and as frequently put off by ses of his creditors, as in America ? Or gage protection for himself, by the discovery the same story he has told these five years, where do we so often see persons drive their of every secret which the other had trusted viz. that he is just upon the point of settling ! pair of horses, and appear at publick places, him with in the unsuspecting openness of his an estate in the country, which will at once in the height and extravagance of fashion, af- | heart ; finding, however, that all attempts of clear him of his debts, and the trouble of man- | ter having, more than once, paid only 28 on a this nature were fruitless, he suddenly disapaging an extensive concern that he has not pound of their debts thus extravagantly con peared, and carried off a sum of money, the leisure to attend to.

tracted. And yet, if we were to attend to the property of his friend, which he knew must Jack began his career with but little money, I numerous petitions which are yearly sent up involve him in the greatest distress. Mr. but a determination to be a great gentleman ; | | to the legislature for their relief, and the unre. Locke felt severely for the perfidy of his friend, he therefore took expensive lodgings, kept his mitting endeavours of debtors to gain the and was to the last degree surprised, when ingig, and drank his bottle of Madeira, until he publick to their side, and prejudice it against formed of the methods ne. had taken to ruin was known in all the best circles about Towo. their oppressors, we might be led to believe his interest ; but, still continuing his applica

Every thing succeeded to his best wishes; that all creditors ought to be hanged, and their tion to business, and deserving the favour of no matter for money,' saysJack, ' as long as my

property confiscated for the benefit and behoof his patrons, he was advanced to some places have introduced him to good company, so good

they had so seriously injured by trusting them. One morning while lie was at breakfast, company assisted his credit. Thus he contin The Romans, as they had a barbarous word was brought that a man in a very shabued to increase his bills, till some discontented | method of treating those who would not pay by habit requested the honour of speaking to fellows wanted to be paid ; and when they their debts, so they observed a solemn sort of him. Mr. Locke, whom no advancement could vould trust him no longer, Jack with a becom

ceremony in contracting them. In verbal bar-raise above the practice of good manners, iming spirit, declared he would never employ

gains there were fixed forms ; questions were mediately ordered him to be admitted, and them again ; and as this was a good excuse asked, and answers were given regarding such Cound, to his great astonishment, his old friend for leaving them, he accordingly gave his cus bargains, before witnesses. There was the reduced by a life of cunning and extravagance tom to others. In this way he has been a Reus Stipuland', and the Reus Promittendi. to the greatest poverty and distress, and come lodger in every publick house in Town, and Sometimes an oath was required, and the to implore his assistance and solicit his forthe books of almost every tradesman and shop- | promise repeated to a sccond person, Astipu.

e repeated to a second person, Astipu- giveness. Mr. Locke looked at him for some keeper have a crowded page to the Debit of lator. The person, who promised, also usually time very steadfastly, without speaking one Mr. Countless, with an entire blank on the had some correspondent obligation, &c. word : at length, taking out a fifty pound note, Contra side.

Conversing the other day with Dr. Reverie he presented it to him with the following reSam Spendit is another of these luckless upon this subject, he told me he had read of a / markable sieclaration. wights, who, by contracting early debts, has country (but, as he is a great dreamer, I rath- “Though I sincerely forgive your behaviour been all his lifetime subject to bondage.” He married young, and as his wife had been

vided ihat every person, when he contracted a to injure me a second time.-Take this trifle, celebrated as a toast, there was nothing more | debt, should receive a sort of little medal, as a which I give not as a mark of my former friendnatural, than that she should expect to be main memento of his obligation to pay, and was ship, but as a relief to your present wants, and tained as a Lady ; accordingly they began an bound to wear it at his button hole, that the consign it to the service of your necessities, establishment, which his income and business publick inight also know how much he owed, without recollecting how little you deserve.would not support, and which of course his and thereby be better abie to judge whether it No reply :- it is impossible to gain my good credit for a little while must. Money must be | would be safe to trust him.

opinion, for know, friendship once injured is' had for every fashionable amusement, whe | The old gentleman usually winds up his | lost for ever !" they could pay neither their bakers'. nor gr stories with some attempt at humour ; and cers' bills ; and all their children wcic educa- upon the present occasion he observed, that if

SKETCH ted in the expensive accomplishments of muli the law was such in our country, we should

OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE NAVAL sick and dancing, whilst the servants were often meet men with more badges, than was

POWER OF GREAT-BRITAIN. obliged to sue for their monthly wages. But ever worn by Lord Nelson himself in all his

Abridged from an English Review. amidst all the splendour of high life, and glory. whilst he was giving balls and suppers 'and

AS early as the reign of Offa, who is said to

have disputed the empire of the seas with costly entertainments, the world was astonish-LIL PARALLEL OF THE SEXES. ed to see. Mr. Spendit come out bankrupt There is an admirable partition of quali.

Charlemagne (about 800) the English must But he very honestly surrendered all his prop- ties between the seses, which the Great Au.

have possessed a naval force of some consideerty according to the act, paid one cent on a thor of being has distributed to each, with a

ration, when compared with that of surrounddollar, for which the law gave him a receipt wisdom which calls for all our admiration.

ing nations ; it was augmented by the Great in full ; and began life again, as he used to Man is strongWoman is beautiful. Man

Alfred, and still more by Edgar, who arrogasay, with a clear conscience, and, what was is daring and confident-Woman is diffident

ted the lofty and offensive title of “ Emperour still better, clear of all debts, dues, and de- / and unassuming. Man is great in action

and Lord of all the Kings of the ocean, and of mands. His wife, to be sure, kept all her Woman in suffering. Man shines abroad

all the nations which it surrounds !” That i'ics furniture ; for what creditor could take Woinan at home. Man talks to convince

the insular situation of this country should, in any thing from a lady, and one who had been Woman to persuade and please. Man has a

very early times, have impressed the inhabi. a toast. Thus they were able to keep up ap. rugged heart--Woman a soft and tender one.

tants with the importance of a maritime supe. . pearances ; appearances deceived sume, fair Man prevents misery- Woman relieves it.

riority, is very probable ; but we must not inwords and promises deceived others ; it was Man has science-Woman taste. Man has

fer, from the assumption of these high-sounding the fashion to do business on credit, and no judgment-Woman sensibili'y. Man is a be

titles, that half a dozen frigates, as they are

now manned and gunned, would not have sunk one could refuse to trust so genteel a man asing of justice-Woman of mercy.".. .

their whole fleet. Mr. Spendit. He therefore lived in his usual

In fact, their vessels were style, till. a second embarrassment brought .. TRAIT. OF LOCKE.

little better than canoes, the largest of them him “ within the limits."

hardly containing fifty men.
Here however he |
lived in style ; his cards and billets were all

This great man, in his early years, had con:
This great man, in his early years, had con. I

Edward I. published an. edict, in which he tracted a very particular friendship, with a dated fiom Court-street, on gilt paper, and be young fellow who had lived in the same neigh- l maintain the sovereignty which the kings of

charges his officer's “especially to retain and cracked his bottle of wine, and eat his suppers

England, his ancestors, exclusively possessed, with a brace of wax candles on his table. He

Locke carried so high, that he considered his knew Iris * inerciless crechitors" could keep

in the said sea of England," &c.* When Phil. him here but forty days, and at the expiration |

lippe le Bel appointed an admiral in “ the sea his own, and looked upon any instance of good l of England," the English monarch resented the of that time the law once more sat him at libfortune in either to be a means of advancing

insuit, and demanded justice. The Genoese, erty “ with a clear conscience.”

the welfare of both. However, having once got | Catalans, Germans, Zealanders, Frieslanders. Among the numerous blessings, which we

| into the favour of soine people in power the Danes, and Norwegians, were appointed arbi. enjoy in this our happy republick over other

Otaer | friend began to envy the situation of Mr.Locke ; rers.

friend began to envy the situation of vir Locke: The decision was in favour of the Ener countries, some people might think we ought and, judging of that good man's beart by his 'lishi monarch, the arbitcrs declaring that bis 10 reckon that of being able to live upon the own, supposed he would withdraw his friend. I predecessor's had at all times been sorereigos industry of others; for where do we find that ship as he increased in fortune. Fraught with

ta that ship as he increased in fortune. Fraught with of the sea in question, on which the kings of

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