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could have existed a doubt in any reflecting, or presumptuous, as to deny him great poetical The indivisibility of the thinking substance, mind as to these, the most enlightened crit- | merit. The work, which we have had under whatever it be, has always been admitted ; icks of the last age have very satisfactorily consideration, undoubtedly ranks as second of for it is proved both by experiments and consettled the dispute. Addison and Johnson its kind among the efforts of modern genius. sciousness. Materialists therefore always rehave both borne high and prevailing testimony, The characters are finely drawn, consistent, sort to the next position, and assert that it rethat the mighty genius of Milton, had seized and strongly marked ; it is beautiful for its sults from a certain organization of particles upon the most difficult, as well as the most descriptive poetry, and the variety of its events of matter, which, separately, have no inherent exalted and interesting subject, which could and uncommon incidents cannot fail to engage power of thought. have been suggested by his own gigantick and interest the reader almost to a degree of Organization is nothing but the arrangement mind. enthusiasm.

of matter in some particular form. How is it In a former' number, I offered some com. I have observed lately, that there is a taste possible that a mere change of the place, or parisons between Milton and Tasso, with an prevailing, among some young ladies, for the the figure of particles of matter can create in attempt to prove the superiority of the En- | study of the Italian language, and I would en- | them a new property? It is contrary to all glish bard, in subjects which each of them courage the acquisition of it, not only as a preto | analogy, and asserting an effect where there is have occasionally handled. In scenes of ten- ty accomplishment, but as leading to a source no cause. A particular organization of matderness and deep distress, Tasso most fre- of great pleasure, and opening a rich mine of ter constitutes a rose, and the matter thus arquently errs, by deviating into bombast, or intellectual wealth. Tasso, Ariosto, Metastasio, ranged diffuses an effluvium ; but no philosomisplaced conceits and affected extravagance. and Guarini, are so many banquets for the pher considers this effluvium as any thing but Some instances were adduced and I shall here mind, where the most fastidious taste must be matter, every particle of which, minute as it is, add some others.

gratified, and where the heart and imagination possesses length, breadth, thickness, solidity Erminia, after joining herself to the shep- 1 may feast unsated.

vis inertiæ and mobility, in common with a herd (in the beautiful episode of Tancrede and

other matter, but nothing more. The sens Erminia), whilst she tends her frocks in the

FOR THE BOSTOX SPECTATOR.
ECTATOR. *

of odour is in the human nerve, brain, or soul, woods, marks her lover's name on a thousand IMMATERIALITY OF THE SOUL.

not in the rose. trees, and traces there some intimations of

Does the concussion of inert, unconscious her story ; she then reflects with pleasure

alla in terris origo inveniri potest ; nihil enim est particles of matter produce thought ? We

in mimis mixtum atque concretun, aut quod ex terra natum, that possibly when she is dead, Tancrede may

cannot conceive how it should, and a million atque fictum esse videatur.

Cis. Tusc. Quæs. wander through these woods, and finding such

of experiments every day, show that this alone evidences of her love and misfortunes, may

The immateriality of the soul is a doctrine will not. Place particles of unconscious matdrop a tear to her memory.

which has been believed and supported by ter in a line, in a circle, a square or a triangle,

distinguished philosophers, as far back as his- we know they will not think ; nor can we conOnde se in vita il cor misero fue,

tory can trace, yet there are philosophers and ceive the least glimmeriug of reason, why poSia lo spirito in morte almeno felice

even serious christians, at the present day, sition or change of position should produce E'l cener freddo de le fiamme sue

who doubt its truth, though they firmly trust Goda quel ch'or godere a me non lice :

such an effect. Matter wherever it be, has in a future existence. . . Canto 7, 22

figure ; it has but figure, place it as you

It is certainly of little importance of what please. The stanzas immediately preceding this

the soul consists, in comparison with its pow Such are a few of the ideas which Baxter are very beautiful, as is the whole episode tak- l ers and destination ; were it otherwise, scrip. | has expanded into a volume ; he, for the most en together ; but that her soul would be hap.

ture would not have left us to grope with the part, adopts a mathematical mode of reasonpy because her cold ashes enjoyed the luxury | mere light of reason. But materialism has | ing, which though it require patience in the of a tear which she had been denied during well becn called a gloomy doctrine : there is reader, leads him eventually to very satisfactoher life is extravagant and ridiculous tant. infierent in the mind an “inward horror of fallery results. And in the 4th canto, where the author is de- ling into naught," the “ soul shrinks back with scribing the effects of love, he breaks out as I in herself, and startles at destruction."

CONVERSATION. though too full for rational utterance

I am not a materialist-it is my happiness 1 PERHAPS there is nothing in which people

to believe that there is a spirit in man, essenOh miracol d'amor, che le fuville

err so egregiously, as in the manner of carrytially distinct from the dust on which he treads. ing on conversation. In those who value Tragge del pianto, e il cor'ne l'acqua accende!

Plato reasons well, in his Phedo, and Cicero themselves on superior talents and information, That is to say, love can, like a flint, strike fire | amplified on his doctrines ; but I doubt wheth- there is often an eagerness to be attended to, out of sighs, which will infiame a heart, though er either of these great men's arguments are that defeats their purpose of being either indrowned in water-This is “ nodding” with a 1 to be compared in force or clearness, to a structive or agreeable. To bcar an equal part witness. Yet, in general, Tasso's love scenes | treatise, or, as it entitled, “an Inquiry into the in conversation, without hurting the self-love are not unpleasing : it is only when he aty, nature of the Human Soul,” attributed to a l of others; to allow that reciprocity of discourse tempts to soar, that his wings fail him. Mil Mr. Baxter, of Aberdeen. This, in early life, that gives to every one an opportunity of being ton, on the contrary, never loses his strength gave me a degree of satisfaction, which I can

| heard, and which is the great charm of socie. ,by rising ; he ascends, like the eagle, and main-, not well describe ; and I would earnestly ty, is the effect of that something we have tains a vigorous wing even in regions, where recommend it to every young reader, who | agreed to call good-breeding. And to be our imaginations can scarcely reach him feels curious on the subject and can relish lo really well-bred requires good sense, which The following idea of Tasso's seems to have gical deductions, though conveyed in a tedious enables us to enter into the character and senbeen borrowed from Homer : and antiquated style.

timents of others. Thus there are people, From the recollection of many years, I will

naturally well-bred, and there are other's so E quanto è da le stelle al basso inferno

endeavour to sketch a mere outline of his rude and ill-mannered, notwithstanding they Tanto è più in su de la stellata sfera argument.

have been accustomed to the best society In Pope's translation of Homer, we have : It will not be disputed, that the materialist that it is a penance to be in their company. As far beneath the infernal centre burl'd,

must of necessity maintain one or the other As from that centre to the ethereal world. | of these positions-either the sentient power

AFFECTATION. exists inherently in certain particles of matter, Tasso however is describing an opposite point. like their other acknowledged properties, or

AFFECTATION is that in manners, weich The seat of the Eternal Father, which is so -it depends on the organization of matter,

| hypocrisy is in region-an attempt to impose far above the stars. Milton has occasion to which has no inberent power of thought.

on others, by an appearance of qualities which mention the same cxalted seat; bui, instead of The thinking power cannot exist inherently

we do not possess. We cannot pay ourselves endeavouring to give us an idea of it by a sort in certain particles of matter, for this power

a worse compliment than by affectation ; it is of extravagant measurement, be transports you is indivisible. If there were more sentient

la tacit acknowledgement that we ought to be with simple majesty.to where he sits particles than one, in the same body, they

what we are not. Like a mask, it may con

ceal our face, but it is still known to be a "High thron'd above all height.” might be separated ; and if the property of

false face. However common affectation may thought were inherent in each, there would This, in point of sublimity, falls short of nothing I be so many distinct powers or souls.

be, there is no failing more generally detested,

If one but Holy Writ, where of the Earth and the atom alone, in each individual, possess inhe

because it is used to hide all the other fail. heavens fed away, and there was found no rently the property of thought, independent of

ings, and to display perfections to whirh ve place for them."

have no claim. organization, it must be seated in the head or Notwithstanding these few failings, which I in the body ;-yet sever them, and there is no

This is a folly incident to youth, but not have pointed out in Tayso, I am not so bold ! longer a seatient power in either.

confined to that age, though generally worn

[The following smooth and pathetick lines were a

dressed to the unfortunate Mrs. Robinson, by an Englisli lady, who has been much celebrated for

her genius and accomplishments.] TAOUGA on thy cheek the living roses glow

Loveliest when bathed in sorrow's lucid tear ; Though more enchanting heaves thy “breast of snow,

Pouring the sigh to pensive anguish dear;

Though sweeter Aows thy soul-dissolving lay,

Whene'er thy lute throbs to that deep’ning sigli, As to the plaintive gale of sinking day

Vibrates the lyre of airy melody :

Yet ah! were mine the anguish-healing art,

Nomore should sigh that beauteous "breast of snow,"
Soft throbbing to the touch of sorrow's dart ;

But though no costly balm I can bestow,
Accept the incense of a pensive heart

Charm’d by thy magick melody of wo.

ADDRESS TO HEALTH.

Translated from the hymns of Ariphron, a Grecian

poet. Dr. Johnson has given a prose translation in the 48th number of his Rambler.

HEALTH, brightest visitant from bear'n,

Grant me with thee to rest ;
For the short term by nature given

Be thou my constant guest :
For all the pride that wealth bestows,
The pleasure that from children flows,
Whate'er attends on royal state
That makes men covet to be great-

off by an acquaintance with the world. In Hush'd is the din of tongues-on gailant steeds,
every period of life it is disgusting, because With milk-white crest, gold spur, and light-poiz'd
it indicates a trifling vanity of mind. It us . lance,
ually arises from a desire to imitate some one Four cavaliers prepare for venturous decds,
who is admired for superiour accomplishments. And lowly bending to the lists advance ;
But it is blind and undiscriminating, and

Rich are their scarfs, their chargers featly prance : adopts the infirmities and defects of the per

if in the dangerous game they shine to-day, son admired, as readily as the beauties and

The crowds loud shout and ladies lovely glance, the graces.

Best prize of better acts, they bear away, “ The brtWatest forms through Affectation fade.

And all that kings or chiefs e'er gain their toils repay.
To strange new things, which nature never made.
Frown not, ye fair, so much your sex we prize,

In costly sheen and gaudy cloak array'd,
We hate those arts which take you from our eyes.

But all afool, the light-limb'd Matadore In Albucinda's native grace is seen,

Stands in the centre, eager to invade What you, who labour at perfection, mean :

The lord of lowing herds ; but not before Short i the rule, and to be learnt with ease ;

The ground, with cautious tread, is travers'd o'er,
Remain your gentle selves, and you must please.”

Lest aught unseen should lurk to thwart his speed :
Young.

His aims a dart, he fights aloof, nor more

Can man achieve without the friendly steed,
PETER THE GREAT.

Alas ! too oft condemn'd for him to bear and bleed.
An historian gives the following anecdote
as a specimen of the address by which this Thrice sounds the clarion ; lo ! the signal falls,
wonderful prince prepared the minds of his

The den expands, and Expectation mute subjects for one of the most important and Gapes round the silent Circle's loaded walls. complete revolutions :hat ever was witnessed

Bounds with one lashing spring the mighty brura in any nation.

And, wildly staring, spurns, with sounding foot, In 1703 the Czar resided at Moscow, and gave a general invitation to the inale and fe

The sand, nor blindly rushes on his foe : male nobility of his Tartar court, on the occa

Here, there, he points his threatening front, to sion of the marriage of one of the royal jes

suit. ters. The fact is recorded from the authority His first attack, wide waving to and fro of the diary kept by the monarch himself. His angry tail ; red rolls his eye's dilated glow. He commanded that all the visitors should appear dressed in the ancient costume. An

Sudden he stops—his eye is fix'd-awayold superstitious ceremony required that no Away, thou heedless boy ! prepare the spear : fire should be permitted in the family of the Now is thy time, to perish, or display married couple, on the day of their nuptials : The skill that yet may check his mad career ! Peter therefore had none prepared in his pal With well-time'd croupe the nimble coursers veer ; ace for the company ; although it was in the

On foams the bull, but not unscath'd he goes, winter season, and the cold was- extreme.

Streams from his flank the crimson torrent clear ; The ancient Russians drank no wine, the bev

He flies, he wheels, distracted with his throes ; erage was therefore mead and bran t his

| Dart follows dart ; lance, lance ; loud bellowing spcak wedding. The company whispered some feeble and modest complaints, on which Peter

his woes, ridiculed their embarrassment. « Your ancestors, said he, were contented with this fare,

Again he comes ; nor dart nor lance avail, and antiquity is ever preferable to novelty.

Nor the wild plunging of the tortur'd horse ; The Czar, by such expedients, eradicated the

Though man and man's avenging arms assail, prejudices of his country against modern im

Vain are his weapons, vainer is his force. provements, and from the degradation of the

One gallant steed is stretch'd a mangled corse ; Vandal colonies, and the Usbec tribes, raised

Another, hideous sight ! unseam'd appears, it to the first rank among the powers of Eu Ilis gory chest unveils life's panting source, rope.

Tho' death-struck still his feeble frame he rears,

Staggering, but stemming all, his lord unbarm'd he
ANGER.

bears.
There is an inconsistency in anger very
common in life ; which is, that those who are Foild, bleeding, breathless, furious to the last,
vexed to impatience, are angry to see others Full in the centre stands the bull at bay,
less disturbed than themselves ; but when

Mid wounds, and clinging darts, and lances brast, others begin to rave, they immediately see in And foes disabled in the brutal fray: them, what they could not find in themselves,

And now the Matadores around him play, the deformity and folly of useless ungoverned

Shake the red cloak, and poise the ready brand : passion.

Once more through all he bursts his thundering

-wayPOETRY

Vain rage ! the mantle quits the conynge hand,

Wraps his fierce eye-'tis past-he sinks upon the
SELECTED.

sand! DESCRIPTION OF A SPANISH BULL-FIGHT.

Where his vast neck just mingles with the spine, Tre lists are op'd, the spacious area clear'd,

Sheath'd in his form, the deadly weapon lies. Thonsands on thousands pil'd are seated round ;

He stops-he starts--disdaining to decline : Long ere the first loud trumpet's note is heard,

Slowly he falls, amidst triumphant cries, No vacant space for lated wight is found :

Without a groan, without a struggle dies.
Here dons, grandees, but chiefly dames abound,

The decorated car appears-on high
Skill'd in the ogle of a roguish eye,
Yet ever well inclin'd to heal the wound ;

The corse is pil'd_sweet sight for vulgar eyes

| Four steeds that spurn the rein, as swift as shy, None through their cold disdain are doom'd to die, Hurl the dark bulk along, scarce seen in dashing by. As moon-struck bards complain, by Love's sad archery.

BIROX.

Whatever sweets we hope to find

In love's delightful snares,
Whatever good by heav'n assign'd,

Whatever pause from cares,
Al flourish at thy smile divine ;
The spring of loveliness is thine,
And every joy that warms our hearts
With thee approaches and departs.

AN ODE, IN IMITATION OF ALCÆUS.

* By Sir William Jones.

What constitutes a state ?
Not high-raised battlements, or laboured mound,

Thick wall, or moated gate ;
Nor cities proud with spires and turrets crown'd;

Not bays, and broad-arm'd ports,'
Where, laughing at the storm, rich navies ride ;

Not starred and spangled courts,
Where low-browed baseness wafts perfume to pride

No ; Men, high-minded Men,
With powers as far above dull brutes, endued

In forest brake or den,
As beasts excel cold rocks and brambles rude ;

Men, who their duties know,
But know their rights, and knowing, dare maintain,

Prevent the long-aimed blow,
And crush the tyrant, while they rend the chain; /

These constitute a state .
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VOL. I.

BOSTON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1814.

NO. XLVII.

POLITICAL.

months from this time, will any man say, that we aimed a blow, which its sanguine but mis.

the claims of the British were so high that taken authors presumed would prostrate her FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.

there was no room for discussion--that, in power, and leave her at the mercy of merciless

consequence of these, it was proper for every France. It leased Providence to defeat the If we examine the political bistory of our

man to buckle on his sword, and pledge him- nefarious de ign ; but, in the crisis of her concountry, we shall probably find good reason to self to Madison and war ? We presume not- test, she was bliged to detach armies to probelieve that the triumphs of democracy have

Then why not, for once, come out in season, tect her foreign territories, and fleets to guard not been owing entirely to the address of its

and declare to the President, that we must have against depredations on her commerce. To advocates, but, in a great measure, to that hom

peace ; that the claims of the British were say nothing of the views of our rulers against age, which virtue too often pays to vice, and

an earnest of pacifick views-that, subject as her national existence, what right bad we to wisdom to folly.

they were to modification, they were MODER tax her with these extraordinary expenses ? If we go back to the commencement of Mr.

ATE-for this is the truth, and this will erelong If she had said, you must indemnify me for Jefferson's administration, and follow the train be the voice of this country.

the injury I have sustained, by what principle of measures up to the present time, we shall The writer of these remarks does not pro of equity could she have been accused of indiscover, that when any wicked or impolitick

nounce a verdict on the claims of Great Bri justice? The law of nations is directly against measure was first announced, it has been tain. from his own priv treated with a singular degree of delicacy ; ' language of the whole body of federalists, he lities, we must confess ourselves astonished the opposition have never availed themselves

cannot but admit that they are moderate ; and that every American, who condemns the war of haif the strength of their cause, in the sea.

from principle, did not congratulate governson of debate, and have seldom taken their ened and upright portion of the community ment and our country, when the despatches best ground, until months or perhaps years, I will eventually be found consistent with them. I arrived from Ghent, on the favourable terms, after government had acted on the subject. selves.

on which peace might have been obtained. When Mr. Jefferson began his system of The British ministers, when proposing to Do we prefer the decision of the law ? Then commercial restrictions, all directly or indi.

treat on conditions of peace, after their nation here it is "He, who does an injury, is bound rectly aimed against Great Britain, scarcely a was assailed by a most aggravating, insulting “ to repair the damage, or to make a just satfederalist in Congress thought it safe to begin | war, bring nothing under heaven to view, but“ isfaction, if the evil be not irreparable, and an argument against those measures, without the future security of their colonies, and such “ even to penalty, if penalty be necessary by first making a sacrifice to the imposture of the

circumstances of accommodation, as might be “ way of example, for the safety of the party day, by admitting, that both nations had com- proposed between governments in perfect ami- « offended, and also for that of human society. mitted outrages against us, only asserting that iy. "Now we would ask those, who maintain, in « This is the case of a prince, who is the authose of France were the greatest, and ought first the face of our rulers and before the world, thor of, unjust war. He is to restore to be resented. A year or two after our gove . that this war was declared from the basest of whateve. Bu ad taken, send back the prismeat had so conducted towards England, as in

motives ; that its pretexts were either hypo- « oners at his own expense ; he is to make

notives that its breterts were either huko. « oners at his ow fact to have given her just grounds of declar: critical or unfounded, whether they are not compensation to the enemy for the injury ing us her enemy, we find it the universal lan- |

sincere in these declaracions ? We believe and losses he brought upon him ; to relieve guage of federalists, that she had omitted no

them both sincere and just.
them both sincere and

Then we would destitute families, and, was it possible, to effort to retain and secure our friendship.

inquire, whether the principles of equity are « repair the loss of a father, a son, or a husWhen the right of impressment was before not the same, when applied to nations as to 66 band.”

Vat. Book III. ch. 11. Congress, we find the ground taken by the individuals ? Between man and man, the jus. “ The enemy ought, strictly speaking, to federalists was, that the evil was not so exten- | tice of every country decides, that the litigant, i " put an end to the war, as soon as he has obsive as it was represented--and that some who brivgs his action in a bad cause, repairs | " tained, or can obtain, the satisfaction dearrangement might be made, which would be

the damages he has occasioned, and pays the “ manded, a compensation for the expenses of satisfactory, without proceeding to hostilities.

costs of court. No man is allowed to molest “ the war, and security for the future.Now, the right of both nations and every nation or vex an unoffending person with impunity.

Martens, Book VIII. ch.7. to command the services of their subjects or' | We attacked Great Britain ; we appealed to It is unnecessary to multiply quotations : citizens, at home, or within a common juris- |

arms, the ultima ratio regum. She has lost any man of common understanding may kuow diction is boldly asserted ! When the inten

both treasure and blood in defending herself what national laws would decide, by asking tions of the dominant party were avowedly fix

against a wanton, malignant foe. Will a na- himself candidly, what is the dictate of simple ed on war, they were opposed principally on

tion capable of doing herself justice be sub- equity and common sense ; by putting hijnself the ground of inexpedience, and our want of

jected to such sacrifices, and consent to renew in the place of one nation, and considering his preparation. A year or two after war is wag. peace and friendship, without indemnification ? neighbour as representing another. ed, and when the distress it has produced has

GREAT BRITAIN DOES. She overlooks the The British government, we repeat it, have made every day-labourer a better politician

wrongs our government have done her, though | manifested a disposition to close this war, on than Mr. Madison, we find every federal

perpetrated, (as those allege whom we are terms which were highly favourable ; and had newspaper, speech, and state paper honestly addressing) under the most provoking circum- | our ministers sought a friendly adjustment, denouncing the war as unjust and wicked, as

stances-she forgets or forgives the slaughier there can be no doubt but that the event would well as inexpedient.

of her subjects-she says nothing of the mil. I have been such, as would have rejoiced every It is not for us to say, that a different course lions we have compelled her to expend by I real friend to this

lions we have compelled her to expend by real triend to this country. would have been more successful ; and that, if

our war of aggression. Her ministers are England has entered her caveat against our errour had been boldly confronted on its first

instructed to say as a proof of our sincere recurring to the propositions she now makes, appearance, by those correct views, which pre desire to be friends, we pass over the origin in case a peace is not effected. Let us not vail when it is too late, the enemies of our and history of this contest in silence. But it

be forever blind, and rash and heaustrouglo country would have shrunk from their pur

has shewn us where we are weak ; as a con- l our own destruction. This caveat deserves poses ; but we must confess, it appears to us dition of peace, therefore, we must guard, in our solemn consideration. It is no trick ; it that the experiment of temporizing with false

some degree, against the facility of injuring is the honourable frankness of an ingenuous, hood and folly has been tried long enough, us in future, through our exposed colonies." determined spirit ; and we feel no doubt in and that it is full time to see what would be

If such language can be called high-toned or | predicting that if our ministers now return the effect of advancing the honest truth, with

exiravagant, we should be glad to know what without a treaty of peace, and another sumout concession or qualification, whenever an

terms those, who pronounce this war unneces- | mer's campaign succeeds, we shall never see important subject is in agitation.

sary and iniquitous on our part, think England such ternis again ! Are we not pursuing the old course, with ought to offer. ' In the long protracted suug. Is this warning offensive? We entreat our respect to the negotiations at Ghent ? Six

gle between her and the despot of Europe, fellow-citizens to examine and weigh its probability. We have no desire, but to see our quer that land from the Indians, that this, that they might attempt to play Mr. Madison's common country extricated from the misera- | Madisonian Scotchman would have us con- | cards with better address : we want to see a ble situation, in which it has been involved by tinue this war.

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entire new-hand, of which the Knave will be an infamous cabal, on the best possible condi Mr. Mellish may paint bis Grenville treaty be trumps. tions. But believing this a war without cause ; ! boundary in flaming red, and possibly arouse waged against a nation able to defend herself all the feelings of the uninformed, by display NEW-ENGLAND CONVENTION. and distress us ; and that the propositions she ing the large tract of land which would be offered were favourable to negotiation, we see confirmed to the Indians by the proposed

From the (Georgetown) Federal Republican. guarantee ; but if this volunteer knight of adnothing to hope from protracted warfare, but

«Our readers have seen the list of Delegates ministration means to attack the sine qua non,

from Massachusetts. We now add that fron much to fear. by pointing out the boundary line of '95, he is

Connecticut. These men are well known to SEW-ENGLAND'S PLEA. either mistaken or disposed to deceive. The

| the American people. The old patriots of the

revolution will recognize names which were The Madisonians of the south ccuse New. / sine qua non designated no boundary. The England of a factious, rebellious disposition ;

found in the front of those conflicts, civil and line was left for adjustment by negotiation. of a desire to dictate to the general governThe British ministers claim

military, which ended in our Independence.

only two points ment. This is not true ; and, as we must go as indispensable that the Indians. shall be in the journals of our Convention, and of the

confederation, and in the histories of those included in the treaty of peace ; and that a on in those purposes which are made the occasion of the accusation, and shall uncloubt

certain tract of Indian land, the limits of which . days, many of these names hold a disunguisbed edly succeed in them, it is bad policy to insist they propose to have determined by negotia

place-Under our present Constitution in on a construction of our conduct which unnetion, should never be liable to conquest or

those bright periods, when guided by Washcessarily subjects our tyrants, whom we cannot

purchase, either by the United States o: Great

| ington our country rose to prosperity, honor Britain. England does not wish, it seems, obey, to humiliation. We cannot support a

and power, these were the men in whom te war, on our own account, and a monstrously even to interfere with our ridiculous vanity, of confided and who were the patrons of his po! expensive government, whose concerns are

having nominal territory, where we have no icy. To all the mad projects of Jefferson and foreign to us. As to the requisitions of our

propriety in the soil ; for it is proposed that Madison, to embargoes, loans, taxes, consChp. rulers, our will is of no consequence, since we

the limits of the United States, shall still, as at | tions and French alliances they have opposed have not the power to comply. Me. Madison 1 present, einbrace the territory which is to be , the front of patriots and of federalist s.-II secured to the aboriginal owners.

Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermoat. may expect, by the physical force be now has,

follow the example of Massachusetts and Conto extort from us those taxes he and his party

necticut, and select Delegates from the best are preparing; and with those taxes to in We should be much gratified to see the crease his armies to enforce future levies. | political creed of a southern federalist, of the

the wisest, the most virtuous of their patriots. He may rely on his divinities, AUTHORITY and

what an assemblage of talents, patriotism, vis. present day ; for in truth we cannot ascertain Power—but, as the inhabitants of Andros re.

dom and virtue will Hartford present in Dewhat it is. These gentlemen (for gentlemen

| cember. In sch hands the rights and liberplied to Themistocles deinanding impractica

nistocles Ceinanding impractica. they are) seem to be as much averse 'to the ble levies, we have likewise two potent divin

| ties, the security and prosperity of New-Eng. men now in power, as the warmest federalists

land are safe.-Nor have we any fear that any ities on our side, Poverty and IMPOSSIBILITY. in New-England ; but, of their political vicws, Does any ministerial satellite inquire, how

thing will be projected, or effected, which we can form no satisfactory " notion.” then will New England maintain her high

however it may thwart the ambitious purposes

Some of them wish us to join heart and of Virginia and the West, however it may tone, with respect to the general government, hand in this war-For what? Why, forsooth, if her plea for demurring at iis demands are to get Madison and his party out of power.

palsy the arm, which seems resolved on forces poverty and wcakness ? Let them know, that |

loans and conscriptions, will not redound to

Now we, federal yankees, wish peace, com- the permanent good of the Union." the deliberate capture of Washington, the seat merce, prosperity. We wish to see the govof the throne, the centre of our oppressors ernment of the United States freed from the | (We are happy to see such confidence cx power, by two thousand British soldiers, calms disgrace and criminality of waging war, in a pressed by the federalists of the south, for we all our apprehensions but from abroad. This BAD CAUSE ; and from the embarrassment believe it is far from misplaced. The distres. taught us we had nothing to hope from our which must attend the prosecution of a contest, sed inhabitants of this section of the Union government, and as little to fear,

to which the resources of the nation are not, aspire to nothing but the enjoyment of those and cannot be made adequate.

blessings, which it was their hope to secure, JUDGE OF A CAUSE BY ITS ADVOCATES. If a mere struggle for office is the question, į by the adoption of the federal constitution. The administration are now certainly strong.

between parties at the south, it is imot so here. | They had a right to expect the fostering smiles Mellish, a scotch traveller, who, for a few It is to us of very little consequence, who fill and protection of government ; not the bos. years past, has been strolling through the the departments of government ; who consti- tility of an inveterate enemy, a tyranny tepfold United States soliciting subscriptions for a tute the dominant party in Congress, if we are worse than we ever suffered under British jubook, written, or rather compilej by him, des. to have war, taxes, and a suspension of all | risdiction. It will be for the eventual interest cribing to us our own country,--this Caledo- commerce. If it be an object to be led on to of the whole Union that the northern states nian « geographer and man-seller" has pub- ruin by those whom we personally esteem, should be restored to prosperity, and to their lished a map of most wonderful properties. | rather than by those we despise, it is a refine- original importance, as members of the fedeIt shews the boundary line, which we settled ment in politicks which we, phlegmalick sons / ral compact. We sincerely believe that no with the Indians in 1795, and so well defin- of the north, cannot comprehend.

| more is anticipated ; and as confidently trust, ed, that it may be viewed at a glance !” Be We have no personal pique against Mr. | that the wisdom and energy of our political sides, this map is accompanied with learned

Madison : We believe he and the leaders of fathers will not now relax, until these essential remarks on the British sine qua non : an assay

his party are not deficient in intellect ; but objects are attained.] of the utmost importance to us wild Ameri. that their selfishness triuinphs over their patcans, who, unless instructed by some foreigner, riotism-that they are men without principle, might be in danger of giving up the very soil and have wilfully sacrificed the happiness of

GENERAL REGISTER. under our feet, without knowing what we were

their country, for their own aggrandiscment. about.

We wish a change of men, only because we | BOSTON, SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 1 As it happens, we have no need of Mr. | wish a change of measures. We do not beMellish's aid, in this quarter. The large lieve the fate of our country depends on the FOREIGN. By accounts from Norway, map of the United States, published in this particular letters which compose the Presi

| to the latter part of August, it appears that town in 1806, by John Sullivan, corrected by dent's namc.

the war had ceased between Norwegians and Osgood Carleton, has this same boundary line,

Swedes. A battle was said to have been distinctly defined. And « The American Citi- “ We want Peace, Commerce, and Liberty ; ! fought, early in the month, in which 15,000 were zen," a little book in every bookstore, contains with Messrs. Madison & Co. and their servile killed ; but the report is vague, and does not the treaty of Grenville, by which we obtained supporters, we shall have War, Beggary, and state which, or whether either army gained a of the Indians a relinquishment of their terri. | Slavery for our bitter portion.” Such is the victory. It was however followed by an ar. tory, back to this boundary. The land beyond, language of the editor of the New-York Even mistice on the 14th of August, and a Conrento the nomical limits of the United States as ing Post, and, in these few words, he expres- / tion between the Prince Royal of Sweden and settled between us and Great Britain, still re- ses the wish and sentiment of a very large ma- the Norwegian government, providing for the mained the undisputed property of the aborig- jority of the people of New-Eagland. We do disbanding of the national troops of Norway, inal natives. It is for the right to buy or con- I not wish to put federalists into office, merely the return of most of the Swedish forces; and has the establishment of a Diet, to meet at Chris. | like some Allies, who having been engaged to ! This idea of the Doctor's, I must confess, tily tiana on the 7th of October.

assist a feeble and defenceless nation, have very much reconciled me to the custom ; for The latest English papers complain much reduced the friendly country to subjection, as I am a peaceable man, I was glad to have

of the style of the French journals, as indica- , and taken complete possession of what they | a physical reason why there should be no real Disting a desire to excite jealousies among the were called in to defend.

danger, where appearances indicated so much. allied powers, and rekindle war in Europe. A moderate set of these virile ornaments And I shall hereafter consent that our beaux Theo The Emperour Alexander was on his way extend from the 08 frontis, to the maxilla, and may trim their faces into the likeness of any itens to Vienna, but was expected to make some some of our beaux, who aspire to the extreme animals they please, provided they do not as. We stay at Warsaw. Lord Castlereagh left Lau- of the fashion, continue them round, till they sume the nature of creatures they choose to Hesanne, Sept. 3, for Vienna. Talleyrand had not meet below the jaw ; these resemble some resemble. This left Paris on the 13th of September. The pictures of Don Quixote, where the clasps of linda report from Bremen that Lord Wellington had his helmet buckle under his chin.

THE PRESENT TIME. meng gone to take command of the British troops! The common Russians consider the wearing in Holland, is not true ; but the accounts of of their beards among their greatest privile.

In our youth, we defer being prudent till

we are old, and look forward to a promise of Come extensive military preparations, by all the con- ges ; and it was one of the hardest conquests tinental powers, are confirmed. France alone of Peter the Great to overcome the beards of

wisdom, as the portion of latter years ; when appears to rely upon her diplomacy. his own subjects.

we are old, we seek not to improve, and scarce

If this renowned prince The British Parliament was to meet on the and lawgiver were to return to this world, and

employ ourselves ; looking back to our youth, 10th of November, make his first visit in Boston, supposing him

as to the day of our diligence, and take a pride The London papers contain many contradic- | self amongst his own Russians, he would be

in laziness, saying, we rest, as after the accom

plishment of our understandings; but we Ghent ; but the latest (Sept. 16) positively

ought to ask for our daily merit, as for our and were returning to freedom and their long asserts that the negotiation though suspended, beards.

daily bread. The mind, no more than the until instructions should arrive from America, Among the military, where it is a soldierly

body, can be sustained by the food taken yeswas not considered as definitively closed. attribute to look fierce, whiskers might be en

terday, or promised for tomorrow. Every day couraged with appropriate effect ; but why DOMESTICK. Sackett's Harbour. Our

ought to be considered as a period apart:

some virtue should be exercised, some knowlaccounts are not later than the 2d inst. The lour Cornhill beaux should emulate this sort of

edge improved, and the value of happiness British feet are again cruising. The Ameri ferocity of appearance, I am at a loss to deter

well understood. Many look upon the prescan force, under Gen. Brown is rated at up mine. They cannot now expect to obtain any

ent day as only the day before tomorrow, and wards of 7,000 ; the British force at Kingston, merit from looking bold at the ladies ; for, at 15,000. since they have so often seen them

wear it out with a weary impatience of its in this

length. I pity those people who are ever in Letters from Tennessee report another bat-mask of terror, the danger from becoming

pursuit. but never in possession ; their happitle in the neighbourhood of Mobile, in which familiar is forgotten, and they may sneer with

ness must arrivo as we date our promises to General Jackson is said to have killed 400 of the undeceived animals in the fable,

children, when two tomorrows come together. the British-his own loss amounting to roo

Your gracious voices oft declare

The man was laughed at as a blunderer, killed and 160 wounded.

What kind of Lions, sirs, you are.

who said in a publick business « we do much Chesapeake. Ten or twelve small vessels

for posterity, I would fain see them do somewere captured on the 11th inst. by the enemy. | The Roman youth carefully preserved the first thing for us." The correct rule is that we 1 No movements indicating any intention of at- I growth of their beards, and, upon the ceremony should so enjoy the present as not to hurt the tack at present.

of being invested with the Toga Virilis, these future. I could wish myself as little anxious A small British force has appeared in Dela- | early fruits of their faces were made a sacri- as is possible about future contingencies, for ware bay, and a body of Delaware militia have | fice, in an offering on the altar of the God of the event of things generally mocks our fore- been called out, to oppose any attempt to land. 1 War. If our young men are preserving their sesicht, eludes our care and shew's us that vain

CONGRESS. The amendment, proposed for a similar occasion, they will certainly be is the labour of anxiety. by the Senate, to the loan bill, pledging spe- / able to bring to the altar a very abundant, if icifically the publick revenue for the payment not an acceptable offering.

GIBBON'S STYLE. ofthe interest and reimbursement of the prin. 1 When I am at a loss to account for any | Gibbon's is the style of a mind more anxcipal of the money to be borrowed, and orig- strange appearance, or am perplexed about Lious to dazzle than to enlighten : which sub. inating a sinking fund, has been rejected by the origin of any custom or fashion that pre- |

stitutes barshness and inversion for energy ; the House. The Senate have voted to adhere | vails amongst us, I usually apply to my friend pheripbrastick obscurity for varied elegance : to their amendment, and proposed a confer- Dr. Reverie, who, from his great penetration and bich thinks itself profound. when its ence.

I and deep learning, is commonly able to clear meaning perplexes or escapes the reader, The conscription bill received its quietus, up my doubts, and resolve all my difficulties. i from the imperfection or obscurity of the ex. for the present, in the Senate, on Thursday, 1 Upon the present occasion, however, his inge- I pression. But it is also the style of a mind the 10th.

Inuity seemed to fail him, and I did not receive habituated to reflection ; comprehensive, and Last Saturday, the House took up the Na- all that satisfaction which my curiosity requir- loften original, in its views : of an imagination tional Bank bill, in committee of the whole. ed. He delivered a very learned discourse luxurious, not, perhaps, so much from natu The Bill was read through ; the committee | upon beards in general, and endeavoured, with as from care and coltivation ; and it exhibits reported progress, and had leave to sit again. out much success, to trace out some analogy

a command of that language which is comMr. Jones Secretary of the Navy is about between antient customs, and the fashion under

pletely unmanageable in the hands of one who withdrawing from that Office. "To whom will consideration. The only resemblance was in

has not been so richly gifted by nature, nor so it be given next ? Commodore Decatur has the account he gave of the Moors, who, before I carefully exercised in study. The defects of been mentioned, others speak of Mr. Loundes. they were driven out of Spain, had a strange

Mr. Gibbon's style are easily copied, and the taste for trimming their trees into giants, and

copy generally surpasses the original.
their beards into wild animals. He concluded
LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS.
a very long dissertation by saying, that what-

ABBE' MAURY.
FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATON.
ever might be the origin of the fashion, he

An old counsellor wishing to study Justinian's
THE WRITER, No. XXVII.
thought it ought to be encouraged ; for he

Institutes, employed the Abbé Maury, then really believed that, however appearances

very poor, to teach him Latin ; some years The practice of wearing whiskers, which a might be against it, it promoted, rather than

afier he met the counsellor at a gentleman's few years ago was confined to a small number endangered the peace of society. A

goon
good

house" Ab! Abbé," said he, halightily,“ how of the boldest and most dashing of the leaders thirsty crop of whiskers, said he will absorb

came you here?"-"I may ask the same quesof fashion, has lately increased to a very alarm- great quantities of the peccant humours, and,

tion," replied the Abbé. “Oh! no, there is ing degree ; so that it is not uncommon now. by thus exhausting a portion of the incentives

sone difference ; but you are in better circum. a-days to sce a face, in other respects, inno- ito anger, there will not be that predisposition

stances than formerly, I suppose. Have you cent and meaning, forced into a sort of ter- to passion and resentment, which sometimes

obiained any preferment as a clergyman ?" rifick aspech, by a pair of frowning whiskers. leads to serious wrangling ; and I have le

cil am grand vicar to M. de Lombes,”These redoubtable auxiliaries of a vacant marked, continued he, with great satisfaction,

* What! well, that is something How much countenance are daily gaining ground upon that duels have been much less frequent, since

is it worth?"-"A thousand francs.”_" That the territory of the human face, and seem to the practice has prevailed of wearing long

wearing long is very liccle;" and he resumed his haughty threaten to overspread and occupy the wbolc ; | whiskers.

tone and conteinptuous manner. " But I have

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