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married pair of your acquaintance, and intend woman as he ought, will ask her hand, unless /

ne ought, will ask her hand, unless! My bark the tide of young desire, 10 expose their fojbles to publick ridicule and he can support her' with decency; and no I O VENUS, to thy happy realm censure. You have been injudicious in your woman, who truly esteems a man, will consent Shall waft, fair Hope direct the helm, choice of a subject to exercise your talents. to be an incumbrance to him. What can be Love's sighs the swelling sails inspire : The ablest writers have condescended to ex more amicting than the ineffectual struggles To Tuse, bright Offspring of the wave, patiate on the reciprocal duties of busband and of a man of refined and noble sentiments, to I'll many an amorous vow prefer : wife, and to expose every possible fully, impro- support a woman of sensibility and worth, whomi.

From storms of hate thy mariner. priety, or vice, in matrimonial conduct ; they he tenderly loves ? Hence the broken hearts

And blast of chill indifference save ! have left little room for any future speculations of which we sometimes hear ! and hence the

So to thy pow'r I'll frame the votive lay, that are not dictated by passion, stupidity, or helpless families of dereliction and distress ! ill-nature. I myself have met with instances Bui let it be remembered that there is a wide and

d that there is a wide And moor'd in Lesbia's arms confess thy sov’reign of matrimonial indiscretion that merited the difference between exposing ourselves to the keenest stings of satire, and called aloud for highest bidder, and throwing ourselves into

Amid en sanguin'd fields of War, the pointed censure of the advocates of propri the arms of a man whom our unkind generosity ety. My cheek has often been suffused with would plunge into the extremes of misery and

VALOUR, be thy Votary found ; the crimson blush of indignation at the weak- want.

Where crimson banners wave around ness of my own sex, and the baseness of yours. " In justice to my own sex I must observe

The martial clarion echoing far ; But what could I do? Dare I express my feel that this substitution of avarice for attachment, In vain gigantick Terror calls ings ?-the wretches are abandoned, or stupid.ought not to be attributed to them. Early in His spectre shapes, a ghastly band :Should I publish my sentiments for the perusal their education, as I have observed, lessons of Nor Discord hurling high his brand, of future husbands and wives ?-they are al- venalily are instilled ; and it often becomes Nor Danger's horrid front, appals ; ready published, and will never be read by the necessary that they should be practised. Nor Death his unrelenting soul can tame, persons they ought to reform: The contem- firmly believe they are naturally much more or from his grasp withhold the glorious meed of plation of this subject, therefore, I am forced to disinierested in this respect than men. There

Fame : conclude, is alike painful and useless. I turn are some, who,in spite of custom and education, with pleasure from it, and preserve my good yet remain so : May you be fortunate enough But let me wander far away humour, as well as spare my sensibility, by to meet with such a character, and make her From the load drum and neighing steed, suffering my imagination to disport itself amid as happy as she deserves to be."

Thro'many a pansie-painted mead, the visionary scenes of ideal purity and excel. Here Adelaide ceased. The interesting Where Isis' bright-hair'd Naiads stray ; lence : I banish from my mind the disgusting nature of her subject had imparted to her

High o'er my head a pendant bow'r reality of matrimonial discord and strife, and manner all the warmth and vivacity of decla

Let the broad elm and branching pine contemplate with delight an attachment, whose mation. As soon as she recollected the unu

With intermingling umbrage twine ; warmth is corrected by purity of sentiment,and sual length of her discourse, she blushed an whose pleasures are enhanced by elegance of apology, and glided away in an instant. Pleased

There Love's impassion'd song I'll pour, thought, which unite those whom the mandate with her observations, I have endeavoured to

And summon every wave that dances near, neaven appropriates to mutual felicity. I perpetuate them ; and, though divested of the Bridling his wanton speed, my LESBIA's praise to

“ You," continued Adelaide more gaily, graces of her delivery, I flatter myself they will hear. 6 have passed most of your time in the perusalbe deemed worthy of publication. of books that were written before the birth of

CLEON.

Where the pale lamp's waning eye, Columbus. You know more of ancient than of

At ev'ning from some eloyster'd nook modern times. I dare say you have read the

Casts o’er the gloom a lingering look, story of Penelope, all in Greek, apd the history |

POETRY.

There lol The Sage his labours ply ; of Dido, in the original Latin. But the world

And many a feat of champion bold,

SELECTED. is strangely altered since their days. For a

And many a legendary rhyme, lady to be industrious is now very vulgar ; to

ODE.

Snatch from the sepulchre of Time ; be in love is the height of imprudence ; aná

And frequent, as the night grow's old, to be constant would set the whole world.

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SALMAGUNDI.

At fearengender'd forms recoil aghast, a-laughing. In the United States, this last

Let all the sons of Lucre pine

And hear unhallow'd ghosts wail in each hoßow blast: retreat of exiled simplicity and frugality, a For glittering heaps of golden ore, y ing lady, as soon as she enters her 'teens, To swell the accumulated store

Bot o'er my haunts with infinence bland is taught by her mother to think seriously of Contemn the terrors of the mine ;

Let Ev’ning fiing hier welcome sbade ; a husband. It is frequently and strongly in Explore the caverns dark and drear

Then mid the dance, 'O BEAUTEOUS YAID! culcated, that he must have something handsome,

Mantled around with deadly dew;

Let me thine unreluctant hand a sufficient to support her in indolence, keep a

Where congregated vapours blue,

Enraptur'd seize :-or let the Lire, carriage, and decorate her for the Assembly

Fir'd by the taper glimmering near,

Obedient to thy soft control, and Theatre. She learns to read novels and write nonsense ; to dance, if she is not born Bid dire esplosion the deep realms invade,

Bind in harmonious chains my soul, lame ; to sing, if nature has given her a voice ;

And earth-born lightnings gleam athwart th' infernal And ecstasy and bliss inspire ; and to charm, if heaven has endowed her with

shade.

While to the charmed ear in heav'nly strains, beauty : On the richness of her conquest, she

Enamour’d of thy touch, each trembling chord com is taught to believe her future happiness Pride, on thy vesture's purple fold

plains. Let the sky-tinctur'd sapphire blaze, depends. Wealth in a suitor is beauty, talents, and worth. The tender mind is susceptible

The emerald shed its milder rays,

Then, FAIREST ! 'let my bosom feel of any impression ; and many a female, that

And rubies blush in circling gold

Thy smile's exhilarating pow'r, might have participated and heightened the Low as thy nod let suppliants bow,

Grateful as, mid noon's suitry hour, sweets of domestick felicity, is thus rendered And crested chiefs precedence yield

The Grot where trickling dews congeal : lastingly and splendidly wretched. A marriage, Thy hand the rod of empire, wield,

And, in the rich grape's purple tide conducted under such circumstances, is gener And wreaths of triumph grace thy brow

When Joy and genial Pleasure swiin, ally the commencement of a life of vexation | A nobler aim let my ambition own,

Do Tuou but kiss its crystal brim, and misery. And what reason have we to e to Be Love my empire, Lesbia's heart my throne

And, to thy bard the goblet guide : expect it should be otherwise ? Who can be

So shall my song exalt thy praise above surprised that persons, who have no real attach Where into rage the wintry blast

Hebe, whg bids o'erflow the nectar'd cup of Jore. ment to each other, whose dispositions are Awakes old Ocean’s torpid wave dissimilar,whose souls are entirely uncangenial, Let COMMERCE urge her busy slave ; should, when united, exhibit to the world the And elevate bis trembling måst affecting picture of connubial

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR folly and Above the billowy precipice, infelicity ? . To meet the forked lightening's flash;

JOHN PARK, “ I shoud not wish,” continued Adelaide, Then down th’adventurous vessel dash,

BY MUNROE & FRANCIS, “ to defend those of my sex, who, in the com

Found'ring within the black abyss : mon dialect, throw themselves away.

NO. 4 CORNHILL. “ Poverty is not only a terrible sound, but it

Or let his freight secure the surges sweep, is a distressing reality. No man who loves a | And of their prey defraud the monsters of the deep : 1 Price three dollars fper annum, half in advance.

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DEVOTED TO POLITICKS AND BELLES LETTRES.

VOL. I.

BOSTON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1814.

NO. XLIII.

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war.

POLITICAL.

in common with other citizens of every class roe, a man whose hostility to England had

and denomination, rather feel a predisposition induced him to pledge America to France, FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.

to read deliberately, judge liberally, and decide for which he was disgraced by WashingtonBRITISH PROPOSALS FOR PEACE.

with an unbiassed regard to reason and the this man, the most obnoxious in the Union, common welfare.

was sent to negotiate a treaty with the British Documents, from our ministers at Ghent,

Ghent, Gloom and dismay are universal ; the evils Government. They received him, and with containing certain fundamental principles of a

of our present deplorable condition are felt by him and Mr. Pinckney, a treaty was complet. treaty of peace, have been submitted by the

all, for, wherever we turn, they are present to ed, which they averred was consistent with President to Congress, together with the sub

our senses. But though the visible evidences their instructions. It was spurned by Mr. stance of several conferences; relating to the

of our increasing calamities have spread a Jefferson, and not even laid before the Senate. nature and object of these principles. For the

general alarm, the full extent of our danger Our ministers returned, and the two nations conferences we have not room ; the claims

ms has been realized only by those who have ob | were left with no law to regulate their comstated by the British ministers, on their part,

mercial intercourse, but the vague law of naare as follows:

Those who were blindly attached to the tions. Collisions succeeded. Mr. Rose was 1. The right to take British seamen, on the

| present administration, have seemed to imag sent to attempt accommodation. By a fastidiocean, from American merchant vessels..

ine every event under the control of our rulers, ous quibble,respecting the extent of his powers, 2. A definite settlement of the boundary

so that, whenever it might please them, either our cabinet refused to treat. Mr. Erskine was line of the Indian territory ; to be permanent,

from interest or inclination, to restore our next empowered as minister plenipotentiary. so that it cannot be hereafter altered by pur- i tranquillity and prosperity, it might readily be with him a treaty

With him a treaty was constructed, but it was chase or otherwise. The proposed object of

effected. Others, certainly on more rational transmitted to the British sovereign, accoma this, is to make the Indian territory a perpet

grounds, have seen the government of the panied by an insult so gross, that, as his subual barrier between the two nations. The

United States involving this country in a con sequent ininister declared, this prevented its British ministers fix upon no line, as the boun

test, under such circumstances of aggravated ratification ; and this insult was penned by Mr. dary, but mention their willingness to adopt

provocation, that the greatest danger was, lest Madison, who had succeeded to the Presidency. that which we ourselves settled with the In

ihe enemy should not suffer us to extricate Mr. Jackson was then commissioned with amdians, in the treaty of Grenville in 1795,

ourselves, but by sacrifices, which would be ple powers to settle all disputes. The outra3. A direct communication from the prov. | long and deeply felt by our nation.

geous manner in which he was treated, and ince of New Brunswick to Quebeck, to be se

It was impossible not to entertain such ap dismissed, is fresh in every one's mind. cured by the cession to Great Britain of that

prehensions ; and before we turn our attention · France was yet rising in her tremendous portion of the District of Maine which would to the negotiation at Ghent, let us very briefly power, and nation after nation had fallen unbe excluded by such a direct line. In propos

glance over a few of the ill-faied measures, der her yoke. England had been assailed by ing this cession, they pusitively disclaim any

farm any which could not but excite expectations, in the destruction of her commerce, wherever views of an acquisition of territory, as such,

Y as such, | every reflecting mind; that the terms proposed French in gence prevailed ; direct threats but for the convenience of intercourse between i by the British ministers would be humiliating | against her national existence had been boldiy their colonies. and severe.

uttered by the Gallick tyrant, and actual prep. 4. That the western lakes, from lake Onta

Though it may be painful to look back to aration for inyasion had, more than once, been rio to Superior, inclusive, be used in us only 1 times of bigh prosperity, wantonly destroyed

in considerable forwardncss. During this for commercial purposes ; leaving to them the by those whom we

by those whom we chose as guardians of ihat state of her struggle, and when she had scarce-sole military command of them, both by sea

prosperity, we ask our readers lo recollect the ly the name of an ally on the continent, our

i and land : we to have neither forts on our

very friendly understanding which subsisted government began its system of commercial side, nor ressels of war of any description on

between the United States and Great Britain, warfare against her, which its advocates afthe lakes.

when Mr. Jefferson was made our President, firmed would strike a blow at her vital inter5. That although no aitempt will be made

and the excellent treaty which then promoted ests. We shall not here recapitulate the long to debar us from fishing on the banks of New.

amity, and a mutually profitable commerce be- series of hostile restrictions which followed, foundland, as was formerly usual, yet that we

tween the iwo nations. France had then made so distressing to us, and so provoking to a are not to have the privilege of salting and

large strides towards that overwhelming pow. nation which had so earnestly sought to secure curing on their shores without an equivalent.

er, which afterwards pervaded Europe, and our friendship. From year to year they rose In this sketch we have nearly transcribed

endangered the liberty of every independent in character, as the danger of England increasthe abridgement given by Mr. Coleman, in

nation in the civilized worid. Great Britained, by the sweeping successes of her deadly, the New York Evening Post, and believe it

had always stood forth, the champion of hu- | enemy, and as party rage could be excited by will be found a just representation of the sev.

man freedom and her own, and, though with a our rulers, 10 support and encourage their eral claims announced by the British miuis

prospect which to many appeared gloomy, was ruinous career. When every effort of com.ters.

nobly encountering the great sacrifices which mercial hostility was es bausted, and party virREMARKS.

were necessary to oppose a barrier to Frenchulence was wrought up to frenzy ;. when it We do not sit down to pen our sentiments on this subject, without a solemn sense of its

and desirous to retain all the friends she had, nor doomed to fall, could not return our blows, importance; we realize that it more deeply she proposed to Mr. Jefferson to renew the nor even defend hor colonies, a wicked, una concerns the American people, than any thing treaty which was then about expiring. Mr. just, exasperating war was declared ! and conthat has been discussed, since our existence Jefferson would neither accede to this, nor ducted in a manner perfectly consonant with as a nation. But in attempting to discharge commission ministers to form another. Some the unprincipled and disgraceful views with our duty, we have the consolation to feel very favourable stipulations respecting bounda- which it was first waged. persuaded that the whole community, no less / ries were then effected by Mr. King, securing But the Almighty disposer of human events than ourselves, are aware of the momentous 10 us the possession of Moose Island, now a now raised his arm of vengeance, in the cause crisis to which we have arrived ; and that fresh subject of controversy ; but these, Mr. of suffering humanity. The legions of the therefore a general anxiety to ascertain what, Jefferson would not approve.

French despot, which had been spread over of all things possible, is most expedient, will A length of time elapsed in this cold reserve Europe, fell as by a destroying angel, and the insure us the candour of every patriotick read

on the part of our government, indicating but allied powers, who had so long witnessed the er. We indulge the hope that even many too plainly that unfriendly disposition which triumphs of their inveterate foe, joined hearts men, who would once bave been disposed to , afterwards gave an unequivocal character to and bands in Paris ; gave Europe peace ; and reply to any opinion we might advance, only | our publick measures. At last, a treaty was liberated Great Britain from the tremendous by some vulgar epithet, will now, from the loudly demanded by the popular voice in conflict, which she had supported through the cxisting hazard of every thing dear to them, | America, and Mr. Jefferson sent Mr. Mun- darkest glooni to a glorious termination.

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- But we remained her malignant en-selves; and the British propose that it shall | a right to fight the Indians and take their pos. emy.

be reciprocal. With Great Britain, it is but sessions by force ? God forbid that such an ********* Here we entreat the reader to the practical operation of a long established, object should protract the miseries of war an pause, and look at the state of the world. Eu- fundamental, law of the empire ; this claim hour. rope settling down in profound peace. Great cannot therefore possibly be construed into We have confined our remarks to the subBritain casting her eye abroad, sees the Uni. / an intention to degrade us and as to the ef. ject of lands which are actually in the posses. ted States of America, a nation whose friend: fect, we individually profess our sincere hope, sion of the Indians : for the British ministers ship she had spared no pains to conciliate, that whenever peace is established, it may have not pretended that they should insist on still raging for war, a war commenced from a secure native American seamen against the any that we now occupy. belief that her struggles would be fatal to her competition of foreigners.

We have thought proper, thus far, as our power, and betraying a hope of sharing in the 2ndly. It is claimed that a boundary line government pretend to act for the nation, to accomplishment of her destruction. Her vic shall be settled, for the Indian territory. A consider the subject in a national point of torious armies returning from France ; her permanent boundary line, they say, is indis- view : And we confess ourselves unable to thousand ships of war with not a foe to cn- | pensable ; but where it shall run, is proposed discover any thing offensive in the proposition counter on the ocean. If governments are to as another subject of discussion. They men. -any reason why it should not be admitted as be considered in any degree affected by such tion that which we adopted, in our treaty with a matter of fair discussion or any injury tha

would arise to the United States, if the ladian feelings as dictate the conduct of individuals, the Indians in 1795. what could we expect would be her language,

This article, at the present moment, * pro. lands are confirmed to them forever. but that of resentment ? Could we suppose duces considerable sensation. It is objected But, as a citizen of the state of Massachu. she would only offer terms that would be re. that it is both derogatory to our honour and setts, as an inhabitant of that section of the markable for their moderation ?

1 injurious to our interest. There unhappily 1 Union, called New England, the proposition Such considerations had already made a exists in our country a sort of morbid scnsi. appears to us in a far more interesting and strong impression on the publick mind in this bility to honour, a techy disposition to under | agreeable light. So far from regretting such country. From the moment that the downfal | stand insult where there is none, and particu. | a condition, as the one before us, the Atlantick of Bonaparte left Great Britain powerful and larly where resent:nent, if we should discover states, the Eastern in particular, have the secure, apprehension, here, took the alarm. Iany,' would cost us déar. Now, for our part, bighest reason to desire sincerely that it might As if from a consciousness that we deserved we confess we can find nothing, in this propo.

be ratified, and this without any regard to the every thing bad, every thing bad was anticipa sition, in the shape of insult, nothing to which alternative, war. It contemplates an event, ted.' A majority of both parties agreed in this it would be degrading to our country to ac- which, were we at perfect peace with Great -England will now rise in her claims-the | quiesce. We believe very few have paid any | Britain, it would be our decided interest to terms of peace will be prescribed by her re. l attention to the peculiar situation and circum | bring about, if possible, by our own exertions. sentment. Our fisheries constitute one of our stances of the tract of country in question. The political consequence of the Eastern vital interests --she will say we must relin The boundary of the United States, on our states has been declining for many years, quish them. Our trade to India, in peace, is | maps, runs through the lakes to the west end | This fact is well known, for volumes have one of the most abundant sources of our

of Lake Superior-from that to the Lake of been written on the alarming subject. With wealth. She will protest against our resuming the Woods ; then down the Mississippi. We the decline of our political influence, our prosit. Vague rumours were circulated of other

are habituated to consider the Indian country perity, once so enviable, has disappeared. probable demands—it was evident by the disin the same light, that we should a part of

We have found our counsels overruled ; our may which every day increased, as the mise Massachusetts or any other state : Whereas profitable occupations arrested; our rights inries of war accumulated, that severe and hu. it is essentially different. The Northwestern

vaded ; and thousands of our citizens compel. miliating terms of peace, or a desolating, san. boundary of the United States,, was a mere led, by the course of the policy which has been guinary, and cheerless struggle were generally

conventional affair, between us and Great pursued, to quit their native soil, and emigrate considered the only alternatives bore us.

Britain, which prevented the latter or any into the south western desert. Advices from our ministers at Ghent have

other nation from colonizing that tract of ter. Who does not know that new states were been received. The first, and of course the ritory. The Indians' own the soil, and we ushered into the rights of the old federal coahighest claims of Great Britain, if negotiation

have recognized their independent right to it tracting parties, to create political weight is not suspended, are before the American | by frequent treaties. If Great Britain were to | against us? Who does not know that that politigovernment and people. On subjects of such ask us to cede her the extensive tract of In- | cal weight turned the scale in favour of Embardeep interest, we are far from disposed to

dian lands between lakes Huron, Superior, and goes, Non-importation, and at last of war? speak but with a respectful deference to pub. the Mississippi, we could only give her a quit

Who does not see froin the quarter whenca lick opinion. We have perused the docu. claim, for the land is not our's, nor pretended | war had its warınest support, that the pretex:s ments with attention, and we trust with an un to be so., But she does not ask us to cede it 10 were false, and that one of the real and most biassed mind, except the allowable bias of re

her. She propuses that we slould only agree decisive objects was to impoverish the Atlangard to the honour and welfare of our native not to purchase nor conquer it, from the abo tick and principally the cominercial states, country. It is well known we were not among riginal proprietors, and she agrees to bind and drive our citizens to the west, to settle the those, who believed Great Britain would rise herself to the same restriction. As she offers lands, which speculution had obtained from the in the tone of her demands, under the influto interdict herself, forever, the right of occupy.

Indiins ? Why are we now so fast awaken. ence of her recent prosperity. We did not cx

ing the lands or any part of them, so secured

red | ing to our danger ; why are we listening with pect she would make great sacrifices on our

to the Indians, she wouid acquire no territory increasing complacency to rumours of dissolvpart, and the degradation of our country, the by such a stipulation. She can have no mo.

ing the Union, if it is not because, we see alternative of revengeful war; and we rejoice tive to this claim, but the very one, which she

there is a private but powerful interest work. that we can discover no ground of disappoint. professes that these shall be a permanent

ing for our ruin, against the operation of which, ment. We rejoice most cordially in the op

neutral barrier between the two nations, in this the exercise of our suffrages and all our conportunity presented to our government, of res.

stitutional privileges is but a bootless mocke

ry? Shall WE then grumble that any obstatorinz the blessings of peace on honourable collisions in future, in that remote region, terms.

where it would always be difficult for either cle presents to the endless auginentation of We shall now consider the several proposigovernment to control the conduct of their western states ? Shall we exclaim in favour tions in their order. Some of them, it is to be subjects or citizens. A point of honour in this of war and misery to give further scope to a observed, are advanced as indispensable, oth

question is therefore wholly factitious. If our system of speculation, which has brought us ers as subjects of negotiation. This impor government then have no sinister motives, i into our present calamity, and is hurrying us tant distinction will be duly regarded. which depend on domestick policy, they can

to destruction ? Shall we expose our lives The first is, the right to take native British only object, from a desire to reserve to thein

only object, from a desire to reserve to thein- / and beggar our families on purpose to make seamen from on board American merchant selves the rights of purchase and conquest. | our case more hopeless ? Wha.it interest can vessels. This is proposed only as a subiect Is the right of purchase an object, when gov. we possibly have in further encroachments up. of discussion. It has been amply treated in lernment already possess nore land on the on Indian territory? If the field remain open legislative debates and newspaper speculation

frontier, than can be sold or settled for centu. , and more lands are purchased, it must be with for years, in this country, and we are confident ries to come? Let a candid publick judge.

the treasury of the Union, which we shall be a large majority of the American people are Before we obtain a right by conquest, it must

| forced to replenish ; if obtained by war, we perfectly ready to recognize the right. The be acquired by wars with the rightful owners. | shall be taxed to support it, and all this to principle is claimed by all the maritime na- Shall we fight the English, that we may reserve | make ourselves more completely slaves, more tions of Europe ; it has been enforced by our.

absolutely dependent than we are at present ! * Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Do our Obio and Kentucky men expect this?

Then we trust they will find themselves de- ! But Great Britain would probably do more. Civil officers, such as judgcs, jusriccs, &c. to ceived. Why are our legislative guardians sol- | For such a concession it is presumed she be continued, all revenues to be paid to emnly deliberating on Conventions, but to seek would admit the privilege of curing fish on British collectors-martial law to be estabredress for wrongs, which we suffer from the her eastern shores. This we cannot claim of Kshed-all who will take an oath of neutrality undue preponderance of the back country, and right, nor can we expect to obtain it by force ; to be protected in their persons and property, secure us, if possible, from positive vassalage ? yet it is said to be a privilege of consequence, and be allowed to trade coastwise within the And shall we, when driven almost to despera- and if so, principally to Massachusetts.

district. All who take an oath of allegiance at tion by our present evils, court the horrors of Taking the whole subject into view, instead liberty to trade to England, West Indies, &c. war, to make them worse?

of discovering in this demand a cause of con Castine to be the port of entry and clearance. We are confident, that every hour this subtinuing the miseries of an unnatural war, if our The recent elections in various parts of the ject is contemplated, it will appear more and ministers are disposed to negotiate, and are Union have exhibited great changes favoura. more desirable that Indian territory should instructed to seek peace, we cannot conceive ble to federalism. In the district of Philadelforever remain such as it is. We have already why they should refuse to admit it, as a topick phia four federal members of Congress suca land enough for a population that might defy of discussion. It indeed required the preoccu. ceed four democrats. the world in arms, and support millions yet pation of the publick sentiment by irritating . CONGRESS. On the 10th, the documents unborn. Jefferson himself declared this, year's reports, and unfounded suggestions, to make by Mr. Dallas, from our ministers at Ghent ago, and he never uttered a more unquestion. us perceive in this third demand, guarded as i were sent, by the President, with a Message. able truth. For a more equitable distribution it was by explanations to avoid alarming our to Congress. This and the Taxes have been of political power, we have every inducement pride, the tone « of a conquering to a con the principal subjects beforo them, since our to contend, but an extension of national terri.quered nation.” Are we to be forever the last. They have resolved not to quit Washtory would only weaken the Union, as it res. dupes of cabinet chicanery, the sport of pas.

ington. pects foreign nations, and render its dissolu. sions excited but with a view to make us sub The President's instructions to our minisiion a more necessary and certain event. scribe voluntarily to our own destruction ? | iers at Ghent have been before Congress, with We have only introduced a train of reflection,

One other claim remains, but this with some closed doors; with some omissions, they are which we trust our readers will pursue-and general remarks, we must postpone to our ordered to be printed. now let us examine the third point.

next. Our limits permit us oply to add, that, The STATE LEGISLATURE adiourned It is proposed to run a line from the coast if our ministers are not so infatuated artd rash on Thursday last, to the third Wednesday of of New Brunswick to Quebeck, and that we as to break off the negotiation, on their own January next. Beside a great varicty of us. should cede the portion of Maine which this responsibility-or our government so bent on ual legislative business, they passed a bill for line would exclude, to Great Britain. This war as to direct them to such an illfated step, raising 10,000 troops, to be enlisted for one demand is not offered as a sine qua non of we are sanguine in the belief that an advanta-year, or during the war ; to receive the same peace.

geous and honourable Peace may easily be pay as the troops of the United States, and the We can conceive of no interest the goy. | effected. With the most scrupulous delicacy, officers to be appointed by the Governour with ernment of the United States can take in this the British ministers have avoided the least advice of Council. question, which must not more deeply effect allusion to the circumstances under which our Bo:h Houses in convention, on Tuesday, apthe state of Massachusetts herself. The north

| hostilities begun-the motives which it betray- | pointed the following gentlemen, for the pro. corner of Maine, it may be seen by Maps, ed, the perverseness with which repeated offers posed conference at Hartford. (for we know nothing else about it) runs up

of an armistice were rejected. They solemnult Hon. George Cabot, Harrison G. Olis, Timin the form of an acute angle, between the declare their sole object to be—PEACE AN othy. Bigeloto, Naihan Dane, William Prescctt. British Provinces of Canada and New Bruno FUTURE SECURITY.-They give not the most. Samuel S. IVilde, George Bliss, Joshua Thomwick. Receding from the sea coast to a great

remote intimation of an intention or desire to Tas, Hodijah Baylies, Josefin Lyman, Daniel distance, and affording, in its present situation, deprive us of those important rights, our Fish- | Waldo, Stephen Longfellowo. no facility of intercourse with the world, it has eries and the India trade, which many feared remained unsettled and unexplored. Thus we should be required to sacrifice, or engage

LITERARI AND MISCELLANEOUS. shut out from the ocean and contiguous to the

in a war of a more formidable aspect than any wilds of a foreign territory, to Massachusetts thing we have get experienced. Our sincerc

FOR THE BOSTO Y SPECTATOR. it is worth no more than as many acres in the hope is, that instructions may be given to con

THE WRITER, No. XXIII. Moon. But why then do the English wish it ? tinue the negotiation ; our fear, God grant it

I have no comments to make upon the folYes-let our jcalousy be now awake, for it may not be well founded, is, that before the

lowing letter. may prove serviceable. They say they do not country can express its wish, its doom will be i

To the Writer." wish it for sake of the soil, but to open a direct sealed, and that the approaching year, will be

Sir,-WHEN persons are ungratefully, or communication from Quebeck to New Brunsa year of blood and desolation.

wanionly injured or aggrieved, there are vari. wick. A glance at the map will shew that

ous ways of seeking redress. Sometimes this must be, to them, a great object, and that such a communication would doubtless be

GENERAL REGISTER.

wars are waged for revenge ; sometimes the

aid of civil law is implored to compet justice, speedily effected, if the proposed cession were

and sometimes the sufferers lift only the buín. to take place. The idea we have to suggest BOSTON, SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 1817. bler weapons of complaint, and expect satisis merely speculative, but it appears to us

faction and favour by spreading these comunquestionable, that for the advantages which FOREIGN. No foreign news, except a plaints before the world. Now as I am for. would arise from a line of settlements from few particulars from Halifax. Admiral Coch bidden by my benign sovereign and master, Quebeck direct to the river St. Croix, Massa- rane was there on the 12th, and about 3000 i to engage in war, and as many of the injuries chusetts might barter the tract beyond, to great troops. The 98th Regiment had arrived from which are done to me are not cognizable by the advantage. Why would it not give value to Castine. It was there believed that Lord Hill laws of men, I think it proper, through you, an extensive frontier, which is now absolutely would have sailed from England in September. to lay my complaints before mankind, with worthless ? The intercourse between the two DOMESTICK. 'Niagara. The Buffalo the hope that when they shall have candidly, extremities, would be immense, bordering, Gazette of Oct. 12 states that General Izard's and seriously considered my case, they will through the whole extent, on our territory. larmy crossed the river at Black Rock, that

feel their ingratitude ; and have good sense Towns and villages would appear, where our morning, and would the next day move down enough to correct abuses, which are a reproach wolves are now prowling in quiet.

the Canada shore, the whole force 8,000 reg, to themselves, and highly dishonour me. And If there be any thing in this, it is not a tame | ular troops.

permit me,sir, to say, that if you yourself knew proposal to give away to Great Britain what is Sacketi's Harbour, On the 14th Commo me as you ought, you would become an advouseless to us, merely for her accommodation. I dore Chauncey's fleet were moored head and | cate in my cause, and acknowledge the adIt is but converting what we cannot use, to

vantages which you enjoy in the world througla such a purpose as shall render what we reserve

| James Yeo came out on the 11th with his force, my influence. I am respectable for my age, of real value. It is but pursuing the policy including his large ship, but returned the next

illustrious from my origin and descent, and of proprietors of uncultivated lands, who give day. As he has now the command of t'ie lake, intitled, not only to veneration for my pure a portion gratis, to settlers, whose improve. lit.is it is supposed our feet will not leave port

ar.d unblameable character, but to the highest ments and society may encourage further im this season.

| love and affection, for my universal benevolence, migration. We need not urge a consideration Castine. Gen. Sherbroke has issued a and “good will to mankind. This may be so well understood in this country, that cir- | Proclamation ordaining a provisional govern thouglat speaking my own praise ; but, wherecunstances, alone, give value to any soil.

I ment for that part of Maine east of Penobscot. I ever I an truly known, I can appeal with

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confidence for the full acknowledgement of and by the other, as too degraded an image to human society, if it was only necessary for men these merits.

be worthy of any adoration or respect. Thus, to kill each other to acquire the right of doing That I am respectable, and venerable for however plain, unassuming, open, and ingen- one another, in other respects, all the mischief 'my age, wiil be readily allowed ; when I in- uous my character is, I am frequently repre- | possible ?-to break their word to lie, proform you that I was cotemporary with the first i senied as intricate, forbidding, mysterious, and vided nobody dared to say, “ You have lied ;" man, and that I have consequently existed hard to be understood. I believe there are in short, to separate loyalty from bravery, and near six thousand years. 'Tis true I was many honest and well meaning people, who transform courage into a mode of obtaining rather in my non-age until the year of the are deterred from courting my acquaintance social impunity !"--Madame Stael. world four thousand and four. I then attained and becoming my friends, from seeing such complete and perfect maturity, and was dis- | quarrels, and hearing the very different stotinguished by a most glorious exaltation. My ries that are told about me by these false ad. character was formed, my office and duties, vocates. But if they would examine my fam

POETRY. and rights, and requirements, were then most ily records, which are always open for inspecfully pointed out, and so plainly exhibited to tion, and the declarations of the wise men of

EXTRACTS FROM LARA, the world, that none, 10 whom my true name old, who have attested to the truth of those A VERY INTERESTING PJEM BY LORD DIRON, and credentials are sent, can plead excuse, or records, they will be able to judge better of ignorance, if they do not render me the re

Which in be issued this day (or shortly; from the press of my nature and character themselves, and not spect and consideration, which is my due, and

Messrs. Wells & Lilly. be deceived by false representations. What I their « reasonable service.” desire is, that I may be received by all men

DANGERS OF UNGUIDED YOUTHI. I was sent into the world for the happiness as the friend of all. There are few persons of the world, and if mankind did not forsake who will not allow that I ought to have some

“ LEFT by his sire, too young such loss to know, and despise me, I should certainly make them rule over the actions of men, and yet no one is

Lord of himself ;-that heritage of wo, happy. My requirements of men are few, I ready to submit his actions to my control.

That fearful empire, which the human breast and simple, and easily performed, and are some think that my authority in the world is

But holds to rob the heart within of rest! surely rewarded with abundance of peace very proper, to restrain the wicked and licen

With none to check, and few to point in time " and joy unspeakable." Yet ungrateful man tious; but as for themselves, they can do very The thousand paths that slope the way to crime ; is discontented and disobedient; and regard. well without me. Others pretend that I am | Then when he most required commandment, then less of my proffered friendship, « has sought I only a fit companion for the poor, the friend- | Had Lara's daring boyhood govern'd men. out many inventions" by which he may evade less, and the afflicted. To such indeed I am It skills not, boots not step by step to trace my easy laws, and disappoint my benevolent the happy messenger of peace and consolation';

His youth through all the mazes of its race ; designs. Instead of love and good will to but in the end it will be found that such con

Short was the course his restlessness had run, each other, which would be so serviceable to solation is equally necessary to the rich and feeble and imperfect beings, which would so

But long enough to leave him balf undone.prosperous.

RELIGION, alleviate the natural miseries of human life ; instead of that friendship and endearing in

About the middle of the last “ Writer,” for! tercourse which it is my desire and object to | vice of modesty, lead, veil of modesty.

FRUITS OF EARLY DISSIPATION. promote, they despise or neglect my advice, I .

“ His early dreams of good outstripped the iruth, and quarrel, and cheat, 'and revile, and slay

POETS.

And troubled manhood followed baffled youth ; one another, and thus reject the happiness I

POETRY is a blossom of very delicate with thought of years in phantom chase mispent, have endeavoured to procure them in that I growth ; it requires the maturing influence of And wasted powers for better purpose lent ; harmony which is as the dew of Hermon, or 7 vernal suns, and every encouragement of cul.

And fiery passions that had poured their wrath as the precious ointment upon the head, that ture and attention, to bring it to its natural

In hurried desolation o'er his path, ran down on the beard, even Aaron's beard : ferfection. The pursuits of the mathematician,

And left the better feelings all at strife that went down to the skirts of his gařment. | or the mechanical genius, are such as require

In wild reflection n'er his stormy life ; I have always had a host of enemies in the

rather strength and insensibility of mind, than Justs and passions, and prejudices of the that exquisite and fine-wrought susceptibility,

But haughty still, and loth himself to blame, world, but the subject of my present com

which invariably marks the temperament of the He called on Nature's self to share the shame, plaint shall be confined to the folly, miscon true poet ; and it is for this reason, that while And charged all faults upon the flesbly form duct, and deceitlulness of those who pretend men of science have not unfrequently arisen He gave to clog the soul, and feast the worm ; to be my friends. There are some people from the hut of poverty and labour, very few Till he at last confounded good and ill, who boast of my acquaintance, and acknowl. legitimate children of the musç have ever And half mistook for fate the acts of will." edge my goodness and friendship, out of emerged from the shades of hereditary mere politeness, and to conform to the fashion obscurity

FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOA. of the times ; but this is only a cold and ex. It is painful to reflect how many a bard lies ternal respect, and when alone, they feel no

nameless and forgotten, in the narrow house, ON BEING ASKED, “ WHETHER HE REMEM. affection for my character, no gratitude for who, had he been born to competence and lei.

BERED ?” my benefits, no interest in my prosperity : sure, might have usurped the laurels from the still worse, for when they mis with rude and most distinguished personages in the temple

When the morn opes from clouds of the purest of vulgar company, they often openly laugh at, of Fame. The very consciousness of merit

gold, and insult me. There are others who make | itself often acts in direct opposition to a stimu- | And the beauties of Spring and of Autumn unfold, farther pretensions to my few our ;, they come lus to exertion, by exciting that mournful in When thanks by all Nature in silence are paid, to my house at appointed seasons to pay their | dignation at suppositious neglect, which urges | Tuen, I think, midst THIS Scene of that beautiful maid. respects, provided, they have no urgent busi.

a sullen concealment of talents, and drives its pess, or fair excuses to detain them ; but in possessor to that misanthropick discontent

At noon, when the sunbeams are scorching and hot, this there is usually more forinality than af. which preys on the vitals, and soon produces

Then slowly I enter her health-breathing grot, section ; and many of them come here as untimely mortality. A sentiment like this

| Or recline on the grass, in her favourite shade they would go to the levee of some great man,

has, no doubt, often actuated beings, who ato Retracing the form of that beautiful maid. only to see the company, make their uniean- | tracted notice, perhaps, while they lived, only

In the silence of night, when I wander alone, ing bow and retire.

by their singularity, and who were forgotten There is another class who often bring me almost ere their parent earth had closed over

And all the world's visions of splendour are gone, into disrepute, by their over-zealous preten

their heads : beings who lived but to mourn When the air is all still and the night shadows fade, sions, and injudicious endeavours to do me and to languish for what they were never des. | Then I think as I walk, of that beautiful maid.

E. service. These dress me up in a sort of fan. tined to enjoy, and whose exalted endowments tastical habit, which pleases only their own were buried with them in their grave, by the prejudices and perverse tastes, but which ren, want of a little of that superfluity which

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR ders me ridiculous to every body else, and

serves to pamper the debased appetites of the then insist that it is wrong for me to go abroad | enervated sons of luxury and sloth."

JOHN PARK, in any other dress. A quarrel, which is very

BY MUNROE & FRANCIS, prejudicial to my true character and interest,

DUELLING. usually ensues, and I am abused by one par

NO. 4 CORNHILL. NOTHING can imply a more utter depravaty, as an Idol set up without any authority, tion of morals ; for what would become of Price three dollars per annan, balf in advance.

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