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a priory which produces a thousand crowns." | pleting a picture for a simile, to overshade | phors. He may be said, not to describe, but
- A thousand crowos! ah, that is something the point of comparison ; so that his ornaments to render his subjects visible.
SELECTED. - An abbey ! ah, that is valuable. Monsieur want the solid. And in fact the scenery' of
PARTING OF LOVERS. l'Abbé, favour me with the honour of your Klopstock is illuminated by a certain gloomy company to dinner to-day.”
twilight, a misty glory, an intangible rainbowy | Witu grief o'erwhelmed we parted twice, in vain,
lustre, which disfavours an impression of And urg'd by strong attraction met again. HOMER, VIRGIL, MILTON, AND KLOP
reality. The vivid hues of his decorations (in At last, by cruel fortune torn apart,
the simile of the pestilence, for instance) on STOCK.
While tender passion stream'd in either heart ; returning to the narrative melt into thin air ; Some German critics have called Milton the
Our eyes transfixed with agonizing look ; spectres cluster about his fact, and dissolve it Homer, and Klopstock the Virgil, of modern
One sad farewell, one last embrace we took. into phantasm. His mountains seem as it were religion. The comparison will not bear a very
Forlorn of hope the lovely maid I left, | clouds ; his groves, of empyreal palm ; his close inspection. Homer is confessedly the cities, suburbs of some new Jerusalem ; his
Pensive and pale ; of every joy bereft. greatest genius who ever undertook epic gorgeous palaces, his solemn temples, all ap
She to her silent couch retir'd to weep poetry, but he is not the polished artist : his pearto partake the fabric of a vision. To dream
While her sad swain embark'd upon the deer! observation is ubiquitary ; his invention is une sights is the felicity of poets ; it is remarkably precedented and inexhaustible ; his style is that of Klopstock; he oftener looks within omnipotent, but it is unambitious, garrulous, and seldomer without for objects than any other
AGE AND POVERTY. and at times slovenly, rising and sinking with son of fancy,
Have you seen the delightless abode his subject. He resembles those perfect hu Religious zealotry, and German nationality
Where Penury nurses Despair ; man bodies that grow up in the ruder stages have occasionally bestowed on the author of
Where comfortless life is a load of society, which have every exertion at com- the Messiah excessive applause ; yet, when
Age wishes no longer to bear. mand, combining the strength of Hercules and | every allowance is made for what is temporary the swiftness of Hermes, but which, when un
Ah ! who in this lazar-house pent, and local in opinion, enough of merit no doubt moved by passion, spread in listless indolence. remains to place his work among the lasting
His lone wailings sends up to the skies ? Virgil, with very inferior talent, exerts a great monuments of mighty minds. Probably
'Tis the man whose young prime was mispent ; er degree of art ; his whole capital of idea is posterity will station him nearer to Macpherson
· 'Tis he who so bitterly sighs. borrowed; he is entirely the poet of precedent, in rank and quality, than to any other of the an industrious gleaning translator ; his style is more distinguished epic poets : both err by a
CHARACTER OF THE FAIR SEX, level, neat, and elaborate, never precipitous,neve too frequent recurrence of analogous imagery, er low. He resembles his cotemporary Py- and by an unvarying longdrawn plaintiveness
BY LEDYARD, THE TRAVELLER. lades, the dancer, who only showed himself in of tone : both delight by a perpetual majesty attitudes worthy of Apollo, who by trained dex- | of style, and by the heroic elevation and purity
THROUGH many a land and clime a ranger, terity could imitate with applause the gait of of the manners of their personages. Is it not
With toilsome steps I've held my way, force or agility, but without possessing the na- glory in the highest to be the Ossian of
A lonely unprotected stranger, tive vigour to excel in either. The intellectual Zion ?
To all the stranger's ills a prey. powers of Milton exceed those of Virgil ; there is more energy, more soul in his diction, in
While steering thus my course precarious,
MENTAL ABSTRACTION. his personages ; what he writes stimulates
My fortune still has been to find more during perusal ; but he is a poet of the CARRIED 'to an undue extent, the habit of ab
Men's hearts and dispositions various same sort. He too composes by means of his straction is unsuitable to our situation as social
But gentle Woman ever kind. reading ; he too collects and selects his de beings ; but there is scarcely any plan of life scriptions and comparisons, his maxims and in which it is not in some measure requisite ; | Alive to every tender feeling characters, from the works of his predecessors; and in the pursuits of science, whether phys.
To deeds of mercy ever prone ; his style is more condensed, thoughtful, harsh, | ical or mental, it is continually required, and
The wounds of pain and sorrow healing and unequal than Virgil's ; but it is also the continually strengthened by exercise. It is
With soft compassion's sweetest tone. , attentive style of a toiling artist, who is pursu.. even very important in the events of life. ing a different idea of perfection. Klopstock The power of direc:ing the attention to some belongs to quite another description of compo- specifick
No proud delay, no dark suspicion
objects of thought, to the exclusion sers. Poets draw from nature, from art, and of others, and to the exclusion of external
Stints the free bounty of their heart; from idea. They may owe their materials impressions, constitutes the leading feature of
They turn not from the sad petition, chiefly to observation, chiefly to reading, or that quality which we call presence of mind,
But cheerful aid, at once, impart. chiefly to reflection. They may delight in de- and which is so often of signal service to our scribing the phenomena of their experience; in welfarc, and even to the preservation of our
Form'd in benevolence of Nature compiling the treasures of their study ; or, in lives. And this habit is essentially requisite,
Obliging, modest, gay and mild, exhibiting those substitutions of the fancy, in our moral and religious culture. The ac Woman's the same endearing creature which the senses sometimes, and sometimes quisition of religious knowledge constantly In courtly town and sarage wild. books, suggest. Homer is surely of the first, | implies the employment of abstraction ; in the Milton and Virgil of the second, but Klopstock exercise of religious affections it is absolutely
When parch'd with thirst, with hunger wastedt of the third of these classes*. He is the poet necessary ; and in the discharge of duty, in
Her friendly hand refreshment gave : of reflection in the stricter sense of the word : opposition to powerful temptations, the power How sweet the coarsest food has tasted, he always draws from the picture in his own of fixing the attention upon those views and
What cordial in the simple wave ! imagination, even when he derives the hint of principles, which ought to guide us, is of the it from a preceding writer. His plagiarism is utmost importance.
Her courteous looks, ber words caressing never occupied, like Milton's, in mending the
Shed comfort on the fainting soul. passage which he means to borrow, but the
Woman's the stranger's general blessing, scene, which he means again to copy. In
From sultry India to the pole. whatever he transfers, therefore, the point of
A celebrated critick gives it as his opinion view, the colouring, the locality, the distribution
that “the poetry of the book of Job is not only changes ; circumstances vary, and personages equal to that of any other of the sacred writ
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR thicken on his canvas. But he is too apt to
ings, but is superiour to them all, except those
of Isaiah alone. loiter over his amendments, until he forgets
As Isaiah is the most subthe motive for undertaking them, and, in comlime, David the most pleasing and tender, so
BY MUNROE, FRANCIS AND PARKER, Job is the most descriptive of all the inspired * Are not Ariosto, Camoens, and Ercilla of the first, poets. A peculiar glow of fancy, and strength
NO. 4 CORNHILI. Tasso and Wieland of the second, and Macpherson of of description characterize this author. No Price three dollars per annum, half in advance. he third of these classes ?
| writer whatever abounds so much in meta. | New subscribers may be supplied with preceding numa?
DEVOTED TO POLITICKS AND BELLES LETTRES.
BOSTON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1814.
! One million of dollars will riot defray the ex- persecuting those who have endeavored in a
pense, which these measures have occasioned ; legal manner to prevent the illicit traffick. But FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.
yet we were but three months prepared to re- our hopes have been fulile. Since the decis
pel the enemy, and at no time in a situation to ion of our Courts against those, who honestly It is seldom a People resort to any extra
resist such an attack, as the enemy, if disposed, endeavoured to prevent the evil by the seizure ordinary political measures, requiring firmness
might have made. A million of dollars for of droves evidently intended for the enemyin design and execution, for the redress of
o an attitude" of imperfect defence, three and since too, the avowed detestation of the theoretick erils, however deeply the enlight
months! The enemy in quiet possession of a practice, expressed by our fellow-citizens in ened poi'tion of society may see those evils
large portion of the commonwealth, from the publick prints, the traffick has greatly inendangering the rights and security of the
which it would be imprudent to dislodge them, creased and we are sorry to add, is confined community. A government, that descends to
unless we could prevent their return, to secure to no party. Thousands of cattle have been the policy of Aattering the passions and preju
which, for one year, would require an expen-driven into Canada, during the present audices of the multitude, may deprive them of
diture of several millions more !! Such a tunin, from this State and New-Hampshire, their liberty, and even induce them to become
state of things, with the total destruction of which it was known would supply the British willing and active agents in iti destruction.
commerce, our life and support-and the ap- army." The wisest stalesmen and patriots may pre
proaching demand of new taxes on houses, This harvest, which has mitigated the evils dict, warn, and expostulate ; but all in vain.
lands, furniture, occupations, and the necessa- of war, in Vermont, will not last another seaPractical evil, intolerable requisitions, geritral
ries and comforts of life-the evidence of an son. England has sent armies to Canada, distress alone, bring the mass of citizens to
intention to continue the war with its accumu- | because ours threatened invasion. But the a sense of their danger, and rouse them to act
lating distresses-have produced among the number of our troops is daily diminishing by for self-preservation.
people a general exclamation, who will shew | disease ; they begin too to feel the effects of The usurpations of the federal government,
us any good !” and turned their attention to an exbausted treasury ; they will die, desert, its aggressions upon our constitutional rights,
those, on whose wisdom and firmness they can or return home as their terms expire, and and its plans for our degradation, have long
rely, for all that man can do ; while pious government will have no means to replace been the theme on which some of our writers
ejaculations are hourly ascending to heaven, | them. The danger to the British of an invasion and orators have exercised their utmost powfor a benediction on their exertions.
of Canada is over. On the approaching sumers, to wake the attention of a slumbering or
Vermont does not yet join us. We have mer, either their armies will be principally deluded people. They but realized the adnjo
no doubt that the more discerning part of her withdrawn and transported to the Atlantick nition of the poet,
statesmen see that she will erelong embrace coast, for our destruction, or they will oblige “Truths would you tcach, to sare a sinking land,
our views. A war advocate in that state, al. Vermont to undertake her own defence, un. “All fear, none aid you, and few understand.”
luding to their Legislature's waving the sub-aided by the general government. IF THE
ject of a convention, inquires, “ but has not WAR CONTINUE, VERMONT WILL CERTAINLY The force of truth and oratory sometimes pro- l bolicy, more than inclination, produced this re- JOIN IN THE CONVENTION, impelled like duced in our Legislatures, and among the sult us This undoubtedly is the fact-heir Massachusetts, Connecticut, and, Rhode Island, people, a temporary sensibility ; but it son wise men know, that such measures, to be ef. by the call of her distressed ciuzcns. .' yielded to apathy or timidity. Down we sink | fectual, must grow entirely out of popular feel. into our darling repase, and government,
the magicoter by the popullsisoice. ATTAISIR SEXF-To-THE-TOLERNMEXT. observing the incffecial efforts of intellect Vermont has suffered much by the war, but and patriotism, became more and more coufi. Dothing to be compared with Massachusetts
ATTACHMENT to the government of our coundent and daring. Herein, at lust, our rulers and Connecticut. Their commerce was not
ị try is treated by Orators and Poets, as a kind were mistakon. "They saw how plainly the on the Oceanour's was, and it is ruined.
of innate, religious sentiment ; but however nature and consequences of their measure's 1 They have been taxed ; but millions, drawn
grateful it is to our natures to receive encowere described ; and by what powerful argu- | from other states, have been expended by gor.
miums for lofty, disinterested qualities of mind, ments the people were warned to guard against l ernment in their's. The tree is now shaken,
this aitachment, like all others wlien brought menaced calamity. They saw but little popu. the fruit is gathered and consumed-ihey will
to the test, will be found to depend ou indiJar indignacion excited, and no symptom of hereafter be none the richer from the disburse.
vidual self-love, on our regard to whatever efficient resistance. They concluded ihat in- nients of gorernment, while their pay-day is
we find the source of our pleasures or advandisposition to prevent, evinced a readiness to but begun. The mass of their population do
We are attached to the govcrnment of our not yet realize this, when they do, they will This was a gross miscalculation, and our feel and act like us.
country, because we are accustomed to conrulers will, in :urn, be driven into the convic- Another reason why the Green Mountain
sider it as our shield, and strength ; we look tion of what they appear slow io understand. | farmers are behind us in suffering and in dis
to it for protection against foes from abroad, The famous measures of our legislature, or content, is, that their trade to Canada, though
and for the preservation of domestick tranquilrather the excellent documents issued by them l interdicted by government, is yet conducted
lity and order. We glory in its honour, för in 1809, termed « Patriotick Proceedings of with considerable advantage, favoured by the
we associate it with our ow!). the Legislature of Massachusetts,' were but I wants of sir George Prevost's harmless armies
This is the whole secret of that charm which the voice of wise men addressed to thie people; in their neighbourhood. A Danville Madiso-1
performs su n wonders ---of that virtile ulicly the appeal of the few to the many. The re- | nian paper, though in the tone of complaint, I
is so inuch extolled. Lerrot Wat govergnienie cent proceedings of our Legislature are entire shews us what consolation Vermont enjoys for
Ther, which creates dangers instead of affordJy of a new character the representatives of her privations. " It is to be hoped (says the
ing protection ; which renders is weak arc the people demanded of their leaders to take writer) that Congress will adopt some effec
helpless, instead of contributing to our strength; decided ground. They do not deal in specu- tual measures to check the progress of this
which lives by faction, insicad of promoting lations on principles_ibey state our sufferings ruinous traffick. From
harmony ; which disgr:ces the countiv we
the spirit which has from the war, the exactions of government, appeared generally to pervade our fellow ciri
were once proud to call oul cio; let nor sucls. and the impossibility of our sustaining either.
a government rely on popular ittichnent, as zens, of all parties, for some time past, we had We have made an experiment, which has anticipated that the procedure. would correct
on some permanent, inherent principle, that aroused the careless aniong the federalists, itself-that republican virtue, at this all-im
cannot be extinguished. and corrected the prejudices of many of the
There is a bigoted attachment to the estabportant period, would triumph over avarice most devoted supporters of the general admin and self-interest that the wholesome laws of
lished government, the mere force of badii, istration. We thought ourselves in danger our land would be supported from principles
which will hold vulgar and ignorant minds of invasion--such measures of defence, as
for a tine, though rulers, become the scourge and that this order of things would supersede seemed absolutely indispensable, were adopted. I the necessity of again legally prosecuting and us
and of the people, but as this is meae tz polita
cal bigotry, and not founded in common sense, 1 or to obtain some sort of security for those i person who will observe what preparations the it will control the feelings of but a small por- political rights, which are essential to our enemy are making, will be convinced that ner tion of society in a country, where it is so well character, prosperity, and happiness, seems to scenes of a most sanguinary nature are before understood that our political institutions are excite their utmost indignation. In these re- us. our own work, and constructed for no other proaches, Richmond, in Virginia, takes the purpose than publick benefit. lead. Before we attempt to justify ourselves,
GENERAL REGISTER. we will throw in the teeth of these unblushTO THE ADVOCATES OF WAR.
ing libellers, the following record of their own
BOSTON, SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 1814. War was declared on the 18th of June 1812, now two years and five months. It has made by Mr. Jay, proved excellent by expesame Richmond, when the excellent treaty
FOREIGN. We learn by the way of Halifax, that been carried on, the administration must con. fess, for their own sakes, with all the energy rience, was submitted to the Senate for ratifi. 1 a fleet of men of war, and transports, full of troons.
destined for America, sailed from Plymouth, on the of which they were capable ; and certainly cation, by President Washington.
18th of September. at a great expense of men and money. What
« Richmond, July 31, 1795. A London article of Sept. 22 says, that the expedihave we gained ?
" Notice is HERP.BY GIVex, that, in care tion to America, instead of being suspended, as had The conquest of Canada was one professed
" the treaty entered into óy that don'd Arch been incorrectly reported, was increased, and would
66 Traitor object. But we are not in possession of a
be forwarded with all possible despatch. J-y with the British tyrant
ever may be the state of the negotiation at Ghent, the foot of Canadian ground-we have not a sol
« should be ratified-A petition will be present.
esent | war would be prosecuted with the utmost vigour undier over the Canada line:
ned to the next General Assembly of Virginia | til an accommodation was certain. The blockading system of Great Britain,
vs at their next session, praying that the said Two British Seventy-fours were about sailing for and her claim to the right of impressing her
6 state may recede from the Union, and be left the Brazils, to bring the Royal Family of Portugal seafaring subjects out of our merchant vessels,
| under the government and protection of Ove back to Lisbon,
“ Hundred Thousand Free and Independent were the other avowed causes of war. She !)
It was expected the Congress at Vienna would com. was to be compelled to abandon bolh. But
mence its deliberations on the 1st of October. “ Virginians.” « P. S
A small squadron is soon to sail from Halifax for
As it is the wish of the people of | Martinique, to take the British garrison from that isl. after two years of war, Mr. Madison instruci. ed his ministers to wave them: a proof that " the said state, to enter into a treaty of amity, and to Bermuda or Italifax. he despaired of accomplishing either.
To commerce, and navigation, with any other About 1200 troops and seamen arrived at Quebeck, By a waste of treasure, which has doomed
on state, or states of the nresent Union, who are from the 26th to the 29th of October ; like wise large us to a heavy national debt and destroyed
vi averse to returning again under the gallina quantities of munitions of war, clothing, &c. several publick credit ; by the loss of commerce, our “ yoke of Great Britain, the Printers of the
| hundred shipwrights, and a million of dollars (not in
Exchegne bills] towards the support of the army. usual source of revenue to government and l“ (at present) United States are requested to
The Transport ship Sovereign, Capt.-, bound wealth to the people ; by the loss of the lives “ publish the above notification.”
from England to Quebeck, was wrecked on the 18th of many thousand citizens ; by the loss of do So much for Richmond, where the people
of Oct. on the Island of St. Paul, in the Gulph of St.
Lawrence--she had on board 9 officers and 186 sol. mestick security and comfort, we have gained of New England are now stigmatized as a fac
diers of the 49th, 58th and 81st regts. 2 sergeants, and positively, noTHING ! tious, rebellious people. Now, these proceed
21 women and children, in all including the captain, Great Britain, acting on the defensive, has ings we considered infamous, at the time, and
mate, and 19 seamen, forming a total of 239 persons.compelled Mr. Madison to give up his ground, entertain the same opinion of them to this Only thirty-seven lives were saved. his pretexts for the war ; she has conquered 1 day. We quote them, therefore, to silence | DOMESTICK. It is now ascertained that Fort and actually holds in quiet possession, the these caluniniators, not as an example which Erie was evacuated and destroyed on the 5th of No
vember, and the Canada side of the river entirely island of Tangier's in Chesapeake bay Block we follow. There is the same difference be.
abandoned. The most deplorable accounts reach us Island, south of Rhode Island ; and a hundred | tween the circumstances of the two cases, that
through every channel of the state of our army. The miles square of the Diserict of Maine ! there is between wilful murder, and homicide
Utica Patriot says, our loss in three months, by the tell you that which you yourselves do know.' in self-defence. The act abstractedly may be sword and disease, on the frontiers of Canada, is estiThink of these things ; the course of the war. the same, but the circumstances render one a mated at from four to seven thousand men ! We thus far, and it has gone a great way, certain crime, and the other a duty.
know it to be a fact, by the information of a spectator, ly merits your serious consideration.
The British Treaty promised security and in whose accuracy we can confide, that a hundred
men have died in a day A democratick member of And if such be the past, what are we to ex. prosperity, and they followed its ratification.
Congress writes that “the army is without pay, clothpect from the future? Can we look for any
The present measures of our government | ing, and blankets.” One from the spot, writes, thatthing better? Is not the prospect before our
threaten total ruin, and it is rapidly advancing. “We poor felluws on the frontier, are scarcely able rulers strikingly worse, than when war was
Yet the Hartford Convention is nut proposed to get a potatoe once a week, and then have to pay declared ? with a view to effect a separation of the
nearly the weight in gold for it, to the pickpockets
and swindlers who abound in this country." We then had a surplus of money in our naStates, like the Richmond proclamation. As
The Newhampshire militia, placed by the state gor. tional treasury. Now, besides the debts wbich our fathers convened to demand the rights,
ernment under the command of the United States' have been accumulated, government is not less
| which belonged to them, as British subjects, | officers, like our's, in the same predicament. have than twenty million dollars in arrears! Our our patriots will demand the rights of Ameri- | been dismissed, without pay, or shammed off with armies, which have ever been small, are con
can citizens, as defined in our Constitution, of Eschequer bills. stantly diminishing, and those of the enemy which we are deprived, by a wicked adminis. The report mentioned in our last, of a second victo
ry by General Jackson, proves tonfounded. are becoming more powerful. Our navy | tration.
A court martial, for the trial of General Wilkinson, officers and seamen, who, in the beginning of
is appointed, for the 3rd of January, to sit at Utica, in the war, won glory in battle on the ocean, are Since the despatches were sent to our min New York. now doomed to skirmish on fresh water, and isters at Ghent, in answer to their communi Letters from the army speak of General Izard with there so scantily supplied with means, that we cations, we have not observed any hint, as 10
I great severity. are rapidly losing the control we had acquired. the import of Mr. Madison's instructions
The British, about a fortnight since, took from 15
to 20 sail of small vessels, with about 30,000 dollars. To recruit the army, conscript laws are pro. | whether they are to re!urn or 10 enter upon
We are very happy to learn, that measures have jected by our rulers, and abandoned through the discussion of the respective claims. We are
been taken by the people in the county of Cheshire fear. They have not funds to raiso troops by inclined to the dreadful conclusion that our min N. H. for a meeting at Walpole, to appoint a delegate, pecuniary inducements, and they dare not use isters are ordered to return. Mr. Madison, from that county, to the Hartford Convention. violence. Taxes are multiplying the power undoubtedly gives the cue to the leading dem James Balfour, Esq. Governour of the state of Vita to pay, decreasing ; poverty and discontent ocrats of Virginia, his own state, and the late
ginia, is elected a senator in the Congress of the Bl:
ted States. are spreading over the country. proceedings of their Legislature with respect
At a general Court Martial holden at Washington, You, who are advocates of war, what are to the British claims, in our opinion, afford but your hopcs ? On what are they founded ? too strong reasons to presume, that the nego has been tried for having " misbeliaved himself before Is it not the worst of policy ; is it not mad- tiation will be immediately closed, and that our the enemy, and having shamefully abandoned fort ness to continue this downbill struggle ? ministers, not appointed to other offices, will
Washington” during the approach of the British last come home.
August, " which it was his duty to defind : and 807
marching his garrison from the site, in violation of Then the war will begin- it will begin, for, | INCONSISTENCE-IMPUDENCE.
his duty, and contrary to his orders." Captain Disem | as certainly as the campaign of next summer | The Madisonian party in many parts of the opens, it will assume a character which will | U.states, and Gen. Scott has approved the decisio
has been sentenced to be dismissed the service of llic Union have attacked the New England Con- I make this devoted country forget, that it has | That part of the prisoners, taken by the Britisb, lest vention, with great violence; that we should been three years at war. We do not say this, I think of atteaipting a redress of grievances, to excite errour. for political purposes : any brought back to Chesapeake bay..
ere sent to
The sloop of war Hornet, which has so long been should be left at considerable liberty to follow which are certainly entitled to a place, and blockaded in the sound, escaped last Friday, and went the bent of his own inclinations. It is neces- | ought always to be found in the library of to New York.
sary that it should be so, for the development every one who is desirous of that kind of The enemy have had in Delaware bay, one seventy four, one razee, one frigate, two brigs, an armed
of the mind and character. Here the parent knowledge and entertainment, of which we schooner, and several tenders. They are said to have
must relinquish his immediate charge : but have been treating. Whatever is contained gone to sea.
during this suspension of his personal guardi. | in these volumes, relating to the history of the The Washington City Gazette states that from the anship, much depends on his prudence, as to country, since its discovery or set:lement by first of June to the twentieth of October, 12,607 men
the scope he may choose to give to those pro- civilized nations, may be regarded as truth, were recruited for the army of the United States.
pensities, which, when rightly governed, con- but where they touch upon the traditions of Captains M'Donnough, Crane, Warrington and Blakeley, have been promoted to the rank of Post
stitute a generous, noble spirit ; and when the original inhabitants, we are agreeably Captains in the United States navy.
abused, lead to indolence, dissipation, loss of amused with fable. The Steam Frigate was moved from New York, last reputation, destruction of morals and constitu. To exemplify these facts I shall present my Monday, to Jersey, to receive her steam engine. tion. The scale, on which the finances of a readers with two extracts from the « Collec
It is probable that the democracy of New England young gentleman at college are regulated, is tions," the one related as historical, the other will be represented by one member, in the next Con
a very important consideration. Excessive as fabulous. They will each of them scrre to gress-Mr. Parris, of the 7th eastern district, Maine.
parsimony in the parent damps the ambition CONGRESS. Mr. Calhoun, in the House bås pri.
shew, to those who have not yet possessed posed a new plan for a National Bank, in which the gor
of the child, curtails him of his innocent and themselves of these useful and entertaining ernment is to have no shares, and the vaults very little commendable amusements, humiliates him in volumes, that although their contents are princash. It was debated, but no decision taken.
his own estimation and in the opinion of his cipally of a niore sedate and instructive cast, The military committee have brought forward a companions ; while on the other hand, unlimit- yet there will sometimes be found what is hunew classification bill, in the Senate.
ed indulgence tempts him to neglect his studies, | morous and fancitul. Mr. Maclison has issued a Proclamation for a na. tional Fast, on the 12th of January.
and every pursuit that is useful ; and to value! In the historical account of the Isle of
himself on distinctions, which debase the Shoals we find the following petition : TO CORRESPONDENTS.
mind, render him ridiculous, and surround “The humble petition of Richard Cutt and We feel much indebted to “ THE WRITER" for his him with heartless, riotous spungers, who will
Cutting, sheweth : that John Renolds, regular and valuable assistance.
use his blind extravagance, without friendship contrary to an act in court that no woman We are very much oblige! to “ REUBEN” for his / or gratitude, for their sport and profligacy. should live upon the Isle of Shoals, las brought Translation, and should be very happy to hear from him,
his wife thither, with an intention there to live and “E." frequently.
and abide ; and hath also brought upon Hog
THE WRITER, No. XXVIII. Island, a great stock of goats and hogs, which LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS.
A CLOSE attention to the history of any coun: I the great damage of several others, ar
doth not only spoil and destroy much fish, to FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.
the great damage of several others, and liketry, and a study of the primitive manners of THE CONFIDANT, No. XIV. its first inhabitants, is a very useful as well as
wise many of your petitioners ; but also doth
| spoil the spring of water that is on that Island, To discharge parental daty with fidelity and entertaining employ for the mind ; and if a
by making it unfit for any manner of use, good judgment is one of the most important proper improvement is made of events, which and difficult offices attached to the social char
which is the only relief and sustenance of the arc recorded in the annals of past time, much
rest of the Islands ; your petitioners therefore acter of man. It is a duty, in the execution good might be attained by their instructive
I pray that the said Renolds may be ordered to of which, more frequently perhaps, inan in any lessons, and much evil averted.
remove his said goats and swine from the Islother case, the best intentions are apt to fail. The errors, whether moral, or political, of
otands forth with. Also that the act of court, of success, if not aided by unremiriing vigiour predecessors, may be viewed in immedi-l be
immedi. | before mentioned, may be put in execution, lance, and acute discrimination. The line be- ate connection with their pernicious effects; to
Senects to the removal of all women from inhabiting tween almost any virtue, carried to an exteme, | and thus warn us with serious and forcible and a kindred vice, is so indefinic, that in
) admonitions, to avoid the evils which perhaps
there. And your petitioners shall ever pray, &c. cherishing the one, we often inadvertently they may have suffered from inadvertency :
ORDER OP Couar ax THE FOREGOING. mould the mind into the other. The bue of whilst their virtues, and their wise institutions Whereas by the foregoing request, the genthe moral temperament is so various in differ should be cherished, and improved, and imi. eral complaint of the chief of the fishermen ent subjccis, it is impossible that there should tated. Merely as amusement, the history of and others, of the Isle of Shoals, that it is a be any general syster of moral discipiine, antient customs and manners afford a perpetu- great annoyance and prejudice for Mr. John and in acla pring specifick rules to particular | al and inexhaustible source of rational pleasure ; | Renolds to keep his swine and goats at the cases, there is danger lesi, mistaking the na- and a knowledge, highly entertaining and Isle of Shoals ; it is by mutual consent of this ture of those passions and affections which it interesting in the study, might be made to con- court ordered, that Mr. Renolds shall, within is our wish to regulate correctly, we so man. tribute to social enjoyment, by becoming a twenty days, remove his swine and goats that age them as to defeat our own intentions | fruitful subject for sprightly and pleasant con. he hath at Hog Island, frons thence, or any of
While the child is immediately under the versation. This kind of knowledge is pecue those Islands that are inhabited with fishermen: eye of the parent, indulgences and restrictions liarly adapted to conversation parties, as it | And as for the removal of his wife, it is may be qualified by observing their o per, tici. may be introduced occasionally by way of con- thought fit, if no further complaint come But this allvantage is seldom enjoyed by one trast, comparison, or anecdote ; and in this against her, she may as yet enjoy the company portion of our offspring, except in the very familiar garb, would be received without that of her husband.
Daled 20 Octr. 1647. early part of life, when inany of the most dan- | awe and reserve, which usually accompanies Why a resolve or ordinance should have gerous passions are latent, and the mind is, of the stiff robes, or venerable costume of been made to prevent the residence of women course, insensible to those temptations which learning.
at the Isle of Shoals, is left to conjecture. That multiply, as intercourse with the world be. The nations of Europe, in search of histori- there was, in fact, such a resolve seems to be comes more extended. To qualify a youth cal anecdote, may travel back a long march of recognized by the court, in their order on for the active scenes of life, he must generals | many centuries, and the ready pen of history Cut, and Cutting's petitions against Renolds. ly, in-some capacity or cther', be removed from will furnish them with the singular customs, There are many instances to prove that the the domestick circle ; be deprived of the se. | as well as with the wild and warlike achieve. legislature of these times exercised some excyrity of paternal wisdom and experience ;) ments of their ancestor's, for more than a hun- traordinary powers 10 preserve the morals of and left in a considerabie degree to the exer- dred ages. In this extensive range, they are the people. On the records of Maine, is a cisc of his discretion, before his understanding amused with fable, as well as satisfied with precept from the court to a constable of Saco, is fortified by a knowledge of good and evil truth ; and although the “ seal of instruction” to forbid a certain man, who was reported to " Lord of himself ;--that heritage of un,
will be inpressed but by one, the mind need | be a married man, who bad left his wise in Tiat fearful empire, which tùe human breast not be so fastidious as to reject the entertain- | England, from paving his addresses to a WidBilt holds to rob the beart within of rest." ment of the other.
ow, or even to go into her coinpany; and upon To this prem ture privilege, the youth, wlio. In our new world, compared with the anci. his persisting after such notice, to carry bim is consigned to the Chiversity, arrives at an quities of Europe, almost every thing, with before a magistrale, to give louds to cumply early period of age, under the most critical | which history can present us, is recort. Å | with the order.”
His. Col. Vol. 7. and trying circumstances. After all the whole. close acquailitance, however, with the events i Fabulous traditions, and custoins of the L. some restraints, which wisdom and enlightened of our own country will be found to be useful dians of Mariha's Vineyard , piety have devised, with the best instructers, 1 and entertaining 600wledge.
"The f. st Indian th. i came to the Vineyard to direct the literary pursuits and form the
The Massachusetts Historical Society bave was brought hither wih bis dog ou a cake of morals of the tyro, it is impossible but that he | published twelve volumes of “ Coliecii, ns," ice. When he came to Gay hea i, he found si very large man whose name was Moshup., grant,” replied the purter, “ but for heaven's When the parterre and serdant field He had a wife and five children, four sons, and sake,your honour,consider the disgrace of being Again their fragrant banquet yield, one daughter ; and lived in the den. He exposed in company with you. I find, d'ye Then, then our guest the Garden greets, used to catch whales, and then pluck up.trees see, that one half the staring multitude took And revels in its choicest sweets. and inake a fire to roast them ; the coals, and me for a rogue as well as your honour-and, Salem, Nov. 21, 1814.
Rouba the bones of the whales are now to be seen. by all that's honest, I would not go through After he was tired of staying here, he told his the same again to be made a Justice of the children to go and play ball on a beach that Quorum.”-Shebbeare paused a moment, took
FOR TAE BOSTOS SPECTATOR. joined Noman's land to Gay head. He then back the shilling, and gave him a guinea.
TO THE MOON. made a mark with his toe, at each end of the beach, and so deep that the water flowed in
What is it that gives ther, mild queen of the eight, and cut away the beach ; so that his children were in fear of drowning. He told them to
Thy secret, intelligent grace ? act as if they were going to kill whales, and
And why should I gaze with such tender Jelight
DR. PARK, they were all turned into killers (a fish so cal
On thy fair, but insensible face? led.) His wife mourned the loss of her chil
The following Translation may give those of your read. dren so exceedingly, that he threw her away,
ers, who are unacquainted with the Latin, some idea what gentle enchantment possesses thy beam and she fell on Seconet near the rocks, where
of those beautiful lines published in one of the late Beyond the warm sunshine of day? she lived some time, exaciing toll of all who
Spectators ; while those, who are fond of good poe- | Thy bosom is cold, as the glittering stream passed by water. After a while, she was try, will deeply regret that they have not found a Where dances tlay tremulous ray. changed into a stone. The entire shape re better Translator. mained for many years ; but when the English
Canst thou the sad heart of its Sorrow beguile, came, they broke off the arms, head, &c. but
FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.
Or Grief's fond indulgence suspend ? the most of the body remains to this day.
| Yet where is the mourner, but welcomes thy smile, Moshop went away no body knows where. THE HUMMING BIRD.
And loves thee almost as a friend ! Ile had no conversation with the Indians, but was kind to them, by sending whales and
Translated from the Latin of Landivar. other fish ashore for them to eat ; but after
The tear, that looks bright on thy beam, as it flow, Tue fairest of the tribe, who move
Unmou'd thou dost ever behold; they grew thick round him, he left them.”
His. Col. Vol. 1.
The sorrow, that loves in thy light to repose,
To thee it bas ever been cold. less materials than these, has given us his
Proclaims the well known Humming Bird. rocks of Scylla, and the Cyclops' Den.
The slender finger of the fair
O yet thou dost soothe me, and erer I find, Exceeds this tenant of the air.
While watching thy gentle retreat,
Its little frame, so frail and weak, RELIGION NEVER TO BE TREATED
| A moonlight composure steal over my mind,
| Poetical, pensive, and sweet ;-
It tells me of years, that forever are fled, "IMPRESS your minds with reverence for what In its fair plumage we behoki,
of follies by others forgot, is sacred ; let not wantonness of youthful spirits, In gay succession, rays of gold,
| of joys that have vanishi’d, of hopes that are deal, no compliance with the intemperatę mirth of
And now alternately it seems
Of friendships that were, and are not. others, ever betray you into profane follies.
To catch the brightest solar beams. Besides the guilt, which is hereby incurred,
Oft in its Alighit, on rapid wing,
| I think of the future, while gazing the while, nothing gives a more odious appearance of
It cuts the zephyrs of the Spring,',
As thou could'st those secrets reveal; presumption to youth, than the affectation of creating religion with levity. Instead of being
And oft the air re-echoes shrill
Yet ne'er dust thou grant an encouraging smile an evidence of superior understanding, it dis
The murm’ring whispers of its bill.
To answer the mournful appeal, covers a pert and shallow mind; which, vaini
Oh it collects, from hour to hour, of the first smatterings of knowledge, pre The honey of the opening Aower ;
These beams, that so bright thro' my casement appear, sumes to make light of what the rest of man And when fatigued, it finds repose
To far distant scenes they extend ; kind revere. At the same time, you are not Amid the fragrance of the rose.
illumine the dwellings of those that are dear, to imagine, that when exhorted to be religious, But oft it leaves this dainty fare,
And sleep on the grave of a friend. you are called upon to become more formal And Auttering, treads the liquid air ; and solemn in your manners, than others of the
Suspended thus, it now inhales
Then still must I love thee, mild qucen of the night same years ; or to erect yourselves into su:
The fragrance of the vernal gales.
Since feeling and fancy agree percilious reprovers of those around you. The
So quick and sudden moves its wing,
To make thee a source of unfailing delight, spirit of true religion breathes gentleness and
We scarce can see the airy thing.
A friend and a solace to me. affability. It gives a native unaffected ease to the behaviour. It is social, kind, and cheer
So soon its fight, our anxious gaze ful; far removed from that illiberal supersti. Now scarce can trace its various ways,
TURNS OF FORTUNE. tion which clouds the brow, sharpens the tem While now it seems, to human glance, per, dejects the spirit, and teaches men to fit Suspended in the wide expanse.
A man bare of cash, and deserted by hope, themselves for another world, by neglecting
To end all his woes had recourse to a rope ; the concerns of this. Let your religion, on When « chill November's surly blast"
But while he was fixing the halter, he found the contrary, connect preparations for heaven Proclaims the end of Summer past,
A hoard of rich treasure concealed in the ground: with an honourable discharge of the duties of
And Winter, with his icy chains,
New plans he perceiv'd in his boson to rise ; active life. Of such religion discover, ou every
O'er the wide waste, tempestuous reigns, The halter he dropp'd, and made off with the prize. proper occasion, that you are not ashamed;
Then, then this little songster flies,
The miser, when scarcely the other had gone, but avoid making any unnecessary ostentation
Far from our rude inclement skies,
Came to search for the treasure, but found there was of it before the world.
And, poised on airy wing, it finds
So the wretch, after standing some moments aghast,
Put his neck in the halter and soon breath'd his last.
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