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ers, than to the English ; but with all their ha- ' Such questions must occur, before we can
tred, even if they could flatter themselves with be in danger of any civil commotion, from FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.
an easy conquest, they would not leave their the efforts of those who live among us and NO DANGER OF CIVIL COMMOTION | own country to the unmolested possession of must ever share our happiness, or misery. On
" the British nor to the devastation of their own this score, therefore, we discover no cause of So far as we are able to learn the predom- slaves, for the sake of compelling us to com anxiety. inant sentiment of the people in this part of bat a foreign nation against our interests and We have, it is true, in our very bosoms, a the country, there is much more of impatience inclination, were it practicable.
nest of vipers, who are sucking the blood of to realize the happy consequences, expected « But we are a divided people ; there is a the people, and fatten upon the distresses of from the approaching convention, than of alarm, considerable party among us, who are devoted their fellow citizens—the pensioners of the lest it should Icad to any thing that might oc- to the administration and its measures. Gov administration and plunderers of the people. casion regret. But as the threats of southern ernment will have their aid, in support of its These are the men who are writing in slavish democrats are circulated in the servile prints mandates. We shall have neighbour arrayed journals ; who would still push us on in our of the party among us, and some honest pec- against neighbour, brother against brother, downhill course, and who denounce every atple, for ought we know, may fear that our do- father against son. By destroying one anoth | tempt at self-preservation, as the blackest of mestick tranquillity is about to be exposed-ler, we shall prostrate our own strength, and crimes. But they are few, and they are imto such, if this ever reaches such, we would become a ready prey to any invader.”
potent : and what is more, their interest to offer a few remarks.
If a civil war were to happen between the hold us in slavery 10 their employers will soon From what quarter can we expect danger minions of southern despotism, among us, and vanish! The wages of these hireiings are or difficulty ?
the advocates of our constitutional rights, the now distributed with a failing hand ; the ineve. Supposing the federal government subsists former must of course be the assailants. The itable bankkaptcy to which the general gova long enough to keep up the form of war, next friends of New England freedom and prosper ernment is speedily approaching, will leave its summer, (which is doubiful,) and the eastern ity have no hostile views towards any human pensioners to the common doom of private citstates be HAPPILY RELIEVED FROM THIS CA being or party. Now the voluntary, unneces izens. Ask the officers and agents of the fed. LAMITY- which is now the wish of every man sary risk of life is a step in which few men eral government how they find the t:casury, who is not ready to see our whole communi. I will, rashly engage. Before our Madisonians and you will discover that the streams which ty involved in poverty aad distress-what can would take the field, against their fellow states supply the zeal of our pretended patriots alour apostate rulers do, that should give us any men and kindred, they would certainly inquire ready run lov. They will not fight for those anxieiy? Congressional anathemas, Presiden- what was the object of those, whom they pro- who cannot pay them ; they will cease to optial proclamations, might assail us ; but they posed to assail ; and they would find that I pose the friends of the people, when they are as harmless as the praille of our children.
The object of the Hartford convention cease to have a prospect of reward. They will break no bones. nor spill a drop of is not to gain advantages for any party or set! No-let us have peace with all the worid blood. If not, re-printed in our newspapewa n , but to avert the impending ruin of the abroad ; le New England and whatever por for publick amusement, the knowledge of their 1 whole community. The respectable ch
whole community. The respectable characters 1 tion of Upión itay chcocai, pursue the existence will not reach the people.
who.compose that body are not convoked to path of their own prosperity ; in obeying this But shall we not have a civil war? Will act for federalists, and against democrats, but first and most imperious dictate of nature, they not government send arinies among us, to for a large section of the country, borne down may go on with confidence ; " there are none. impress us into their cal!se, or cut our throats? beyond endurance, lately the fairest part of to makc us afraid."
If they cannot send any force 10 expel the the Union, flourishing and happy :- now enBritish, who are in possession of a large por dangcrec!, barassed, inipoverished, and at last SUPPOSE THE WAR IN EUROPE IS tion of our territory, how can they send a force left to contend with one of the most powerful
RENEWED. to crush the whole population of these north-. nations on the globe, not only unaided, but op. It is most probable the deliberations of the ern states? Will the advocates of our rulers pressed by our own rulers, and spunged of the grand Congress in Vienna will result in the say, they have had the power to protect Us, very means of subsistence, when the utmost of establishment of a general continental Peace. and have neglected us, from choice? We prea our whole resources would but ill capacitate us Should it happen otherwise, no doubt our govsume not. They have no army at conimand, for the struggle they command us to sustain. ernment will consider it an inducement to to disturb our peace ; their exchequer-bill of their attention be turned to peace, or, what I continue the war, for it'seems to be their desbank, if it pass, will never enable them to raise is the same thing, local neutrality, and they tiny, or rather beir policy, to choose that one. A conclusive proof that the military re- can effect it, it will not be a peace for federal- l which is most opposite to the true inieresis of sources of the general government, as such, I ists alone. Democrats will equally share in our country. The advantage of being neutral, are exhausted, is its entreaties that the indi.. this most desirable of all publick blessings. when Europe is involved in hostilities, wis vidual states take upon themselves their own. When it becomes a question of forcible op- amply cxperienced by the United Statcs, in defence. Wliat state, if a summer's campaig! | position to the plan and measures of the Con the days of their higliest prosperity”; the inof foreign wall be cominenced, can possibly vention, shall we find any among us who will calculable loss we sustamed-by adopting Bond. volunteer the subjugation of New England ? | draw the sword and hazard their lives, that I paric's “ continental system,” which was to What state will not rather need assistance to they may still be deprived of their coinmerce sacrifice our commerce, can scarcely. Le corinaintain her own security ? We have seen a l and habitual occupations ; that they may be ceived ; but this we know; it gave a bloke to few British troops advance to Washington; the dragged into the field to maintain a contest in our national happiness, from which this age only resistance they met with, was froin Balti- which we have no interest ; that they may be will never recover. If our government wouia moreans. Two or three ships visited Alexantaxed in the bread they put in their mouths
restore us to peace, and in case of a European dria-they disposed of that city at pleasure, and the garment which shields them from the war, as, in the administration of Trashington, and the mighty state of Virginia, durst not, or cold ? Will they draw the sword, for the observe a strict, honourable neutraluy, we would not move a finger for the safety of its privilege of being kept in constant alarm, might do much towards recognising our for- inhabitants. Ballimore was threatened. Four perhaps of seeing our towns laid in ruins and mer channels of 'ipicrcourse with the world. thousand troops were ordered for its defence, our shores desolated ? Could even a passive We might do something towards l'c-establish-from Pennsylvania. If common sense did not vish succeed, would they wish, after seriously | ing our consequence aniong nalions ; somcteach us, experience has proved, that whilst examining the subject, to defeat the purposes thing towards discharging the monstcoITS the war lasts, every Atlantick state will have of the Convention, when it must be certain, debis Mr. Machson has accumulated ; redeem ample cmployment for all its physical force. I that if it results in any good to those who fa- our national credit, and find profitable emploi We fully bclieve, and that from their own re- vour it, the benefit of their labours will be dif- ' ment for the characteristick activity and co- peated declarations, that the southern M.diso- fused alike, anong every class and description terprize of our citizens. nians, feel more hostile to the New England, of citizens ?..
But if a continental war should break on: again, particularly if Great Britain be a party i The rigorous administration of Ferdinand | brilliant natural capacity, to some other quarin the contest, it will be found that the hopes had not yet established tranquillity in Spain :ter, where his minority might be advantaof our administration will revive. They will on the contrary, it seems that the spirit of dis- / geously devoted to letters. New-England, court the favour of her enemies, and the ab. affection increases. A considerable insurrec- | from several considerations of convenience, surd, and untenable doctrines which our Exotion had taken place in Navarre, headed by was preferred to Europe, and at the age of ecutive has recently abandoned will be resumed. General Mina. The vice-roy, Ezpeléta, has fourteen, Charles was sent to this town, and
We trust it may be the will of Heaven, that been ordered to proceed against him, with all placed under the immediate care of an exthe world shall have a respite from slaughter, the troops of the line of Navarre and the cellent and accomplished scholar, to be preand that the incurable folly of our rulers will neighbouring provinccs.
pared for the University not have this, temptation to debar us from the The meeting of Parliament was fixed for Possessing in a high degree that precocity blessings and advantages of peace. But in the 8th of November
of intellect, which is not unfrequent among case they are brought to the trial, we rely on Sir E. Pakenham was to sail immediately the natives of the south, he made rapid proga the firmness of the popular will, at least in for America, to assume the command of the ress in all his exercises ; and at sixteen enthis section of the country, to persevere in its late Gen. Ross. It is said that Sir George tered College, not only well prepared in all desire and determination to see this fruitless, | Prévost is ordered home. Eight hundred the requisite qualifications, but improved by desperate contest closed, and our tranquillity British sailors were impressed in the Thames, miscellaneous reading, and enjoying the adand security speedily re-established.
about the middle of October, for the purpose vantage of having anticipated most of the clasof manning a number of sloops of war, to sical studies of his Freshman year. This gave
cruise for American privateers, in their seas. him much leisure for amusement, the first GENERAL REGISTER.
The London papers contain official accounts danger that beset him ; for without losing his
of the capture of Washington, and of the fail- f ambition for literary reputation, but little apBOSTON, SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 1814. ure of the attack on Baliimore. Troops con plication was necessary, for the present, in or
tinued to assemble at several ports, and em der to acquit himself with honour ; and there FOREIGN. The schooner Chauncey arriv.
bark for America ; 3000 were ready, at Ports- were not wanting those, who could readily ed at New York, last week, on Friday, from mouth.
suggest diversions to occupy his hours, not Ostend, which she left on the evening of the An English paper of Oct. 27th states that necessarily devoted to study. 1st of November, with despatches from our
the night previous, Despatches for North The solicitude of his parents, during the two ministers at Ghent to government.
America were sent from the Secretary of years of his preparation, had been relieved by The representatives of the several powers States' office to Portsmouth, to be forwarded frequent letters from his tutor, commending
in the warmest terms of approbation, his asof Europe assembled at Vienna, on the first | without delay. of October, and the congress was opened in
American Negotiation. It is unnecessary to siduity, his talents, and the regularity of his due form, when the several parties, to use the repeat the speculations with which newspapcrs department. The fondest hopes of the father language of their official declaration," having
and letters are filled on this subject. The were gratified, and, both as a token of his sat. maturely reflected upon the situation, in which simple fact appears to be, that the respective isfaction, and in order that Charles might they find themselves, and upon the duties ministers remained at Ghent, with little to do support that respectability which is every which are imposed upon them, conceive that
but to amuse themselves, exhibiting mutually, where attached to affluence, he placed at his they cannot better perform them than by es. | the common offices of civility,
the common offices of civility, waiting for Mr. control twice the amounts of his indispensable tablishing, furthwich, free and confideniial com- Madison's instructions, which before this time quarterly expenses. The openness and genmunications between the plenipotentiaries of they have probably received.
erosity of his disposition, his social and convir: all the powers." The general meeting was | DOMESTICK. The Hon. ELBRIDGE
ial turn of mind, were already known ; and no therefore adjourned, on the 8th of October 10 | GERRY, Vice President of the United States,
sooner was it ascertained that he was indulthe 1st of November, that all questions in which expired suddenly at Washington, on the 23d.ged with a
Iged with a very liberal allowance of cash, the whole body had not a comune interest, of Nov. and was interred on the day following 1
then he was solicited to make one in every might be discussed by the respective partics, We have nothing new from thc enemy, nor p
party of pleasure. Charles was, for some immediately concerned. | our own army, since our last
time, select in his associates ; he neither rode Nothing could be more natural than such a' CONGRESS. The National Bank was the
out, nor visited the metropolis but with those, course ; yet the adjournment gave rise to in I principal subject of debate, in the house, last
who, like himself, could take such relaxation numerable conjectures, unsupported by any week. The bill was committed to a select
without sacrificing their literary distinction. thing that appears in the Declaration. Among I committee, on Friday the 25th. On the same
But it was his misfortune to be able always to
take the lead in this yet innocent kind of disthe rest, the most interesting, were there any i day, the consideration of the Tax bill was retruth in it, which we disbelieve, was a report | suined.
sipation, which procured him a degree of obthat a rupture had taken place between France Mr. Giles's Conscript bill, passed in the
sequiousness froin his fellow students, flatterand England, and that an army of 80,000 men, Senate on the 22d, 19 to 12 ! !
ing to the mind of an inexperienced youth. to be placed under the command of Lord | Mr. Gaillard of South Carolina has been
The consequence he had already obtained by Wellington, was ordered to Belgium and that chosen President pro tempore of the Senate.
his merit, was increased by his disinterestedthe popular voice in France was-“War with
ness in contributing frcely to the amusements England or a New Revolution." None of
of his friends ; and he now began to be court. the papers contain any information to render
LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS. ed by a selfishness which he was too noble to such rumours plausible.
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suspect, and to be lured by a kind of populari. The news from America down to the re
THE CONFIDANT, No. XV.
ty, which, had he not mistaken, he would have pulse of the British at Baltimore, the capture
despised. He did not yet wholly neglect his of their fleet in Lake Champlain, and the re
CHARLES DECADENCE was the son of a studies, but inattention had reduced his stand. treat of their army from Plattsburg had reach
very wealthy and respectable Virginian plan- ing to the level of common abili:ies. He ed England, and given the opposition fine
ter, residing in the interior of that state. If it , merely passed without censure, in his class ; scope for invective against the ministry.
be true that the importance of moral habits but in his diversions, profusion gave him eclat. A Ghent paper of Oct. 21. says that “ Swe
and religious impressions are generally un-1 Charles now found his allowance uncqual
dervalued in that part of our country, it was to his disbursements, and wrote to his father, den has peremptorily refused to give up Swe.
not the caso in this worthy family. In the in- that, to move in ti.. space of young gentlemen dish Pomerania, until she is indemnified for the expenses of the war against Norway,
fancy of young Charles, his mind was not only of fortune, his funds must be increased The which the King of Denmark has not been able
imbued with principles of honour, but with request was granted, though with the expres.
reverence for virtue ; and, while a tutor was to effect, agreeably to the treaty of Kiel.
sion of a serious hope that he would manage A Vienna article of Oct. i4tb states that
employed in the house to initiate him in with discretion. " although the Congress is not to open till
the first branches of useful knowledge, his | The prodigality, which he now displayed, the 1st of October, there are every day confer
| parents spared no pains in encouraging his attracted the attention of the college authority. ences between the different plenipotentiaries
naturally amiable disposition, and in discoun- He was privately adınonished of his danger,
tenancing the least appearance of a vicious which for a few weeks checked his career'; of the allied powers.” The “ Chronicle of the Congress" of Oct. or unmanly propensity.
| but the accomplishment of the regular exer16 says . We learn that already, the greater
The want of such literary institutions, in cises now required assiduity and labour-bis part of the concerns of the North of Europe
that commonwealth, as afford the means of mind was uubent, and incapable of its former
acquiring a liberal education in the arts and application. When found among his old com. are scttled. The South demands, for certain
sciences, rendered it necessary to send the rades, he was hailed with applause, and pressed rcasons, greater deliberation."
youth, who had given sufficient evidence of a with solicitations. He could neither quit
them, nor refuse himself a satisfaction which
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Avarus is a complainer of a different cast; he had gradually acquired, from proposing
THE WRITER, No. XXIX.
he is always uphappy that the gifts of fortune extravagant entertainments, which he alone
WHOEVER has lived in the world with a
are so partially bestowed, and thinks shc uncould sustain, and then assuming the whole
justly, or capriciously, withholds from him her pecuniary responsibility to himself. He was
mself. He was disposition and capacity for observation, must favours, although he is too prudent to put
disposition and capacity for observation, must
tors : to meet have had frequent occasion to remark, that af. | himself in a way to receive them. Avarus now unprepared to meet his tutors ; to meet have had frequent occasion to remark, t
cont them therefore became unpleasant. He incur.
a incur ter all the means provided for our happiness, I had a patrimony of fifty thousand dollars, and red their displeasure, which he repaid with a and all the opportunity afforded us for the ene
by his prudence and economy has increased real or affected indifference. Idleness led to
joyment of it, the ungrateful heart of man is the som to an hundred ; yot he complains intemperance and riot ; these to publick cen- | never satisfied : his discontented mini it ever
that he is obliged to “ labour at the oar," sure ; this produced disgust with the Univers ready to complain, and repines with secten en
whilst others are rowed along at their ease, sity, a connexion with the dissolute in the cap. vy at the higher enjoyments of the more rich
and that so many of his acquaintance were born itol, gambling, debt and expulsion ! and prosperous, or laments with open wailings,
under fortunate planets, whilst his nativity has Thus ruined in character, and excluded some real or fancied misfortunes of his own.
been cast with the malignant stars, and most from the honours of college, DECADENCE was Every one thinks his particular merit is nec.
unlucky aspects. compelled to explain to his father his disgrace lected, whilst that of his neighbour or rival is
Thus we may often find, that those are the and his embarrassments. To stay longer in
too highly praised and rewarded. The queru. most apt to murmur, who have the least reason New England was useless, but his profligacy lous mind is never nice as to the food which
to complain ; and if we kept a fair account of had put it out of his power to return, without
nourishes its discontent. Soine complain that the pleasures of life, we should fixed that they the aid of an extra thousand dollars to dig. they are injured by slander ; some are wrong.
| by far outbalance its unavoidable troubles. charge all his pecuniary obligations. The ed by suspicion ; some are offended by disre.
The happiest person, I ever remember to father saw his fatal errour, in his blind indul- spect ; some are hurt by ingratitude ; some
have seen, was a poor fellow born a cripple, gence, but the discovery was too late. Charles are persecuted by enemies ; some are afflicted
who earned his daily subsistence in the hum. had expressed the utmost contrition, entreated by the loss of friends ; some are harassed
ble profession of a shoe-black. He was nd the privilege of and fatigued with business, and some are weary brought every morning in a wheel-barrow and returning to submit hiinself implicitly to their | and perplexed that they have nothing to do. and perplexed that they have nothing to do. i
placed at the corner of a street to spend the advice and control, as the greatest and only
The catalogue of human evils is written in 1 day, and find employment by the exercise of favour he had to ask, except the means of capitals, and may be read like a daily paper in i his craft. His whole fortune consisted in the quitting the place, without the imputation of every publick place, or in the retirement of simple implements of his trade, and you found dishonesty. private families; whilst the pleasures of life,
| him seated on the ground, in the midst of his He was ordered to return immediately, and and the various blessings we enjoy, are passed
riches, equally prepared to entertain your the thousand dollars were placed in his hands.by, like the registers of our holy religion, al
mind, or to clean your boots; and his pleasant He was to depart in a few days ; but having | most unnoticed, or unacknowledged.
humour would brush away the care that wrinsome accounts to settle in Boston, he came to | Life is undoubtedly beşet with evils, and
kled your brow, as easily as he rubbed off the town ; and as it was probably the last time an that we have much to suffer as well as some
street dirt which collected on your shoes. He opportunity would present, a few of his old thing to enjoy, I am not disposed to deny. I
was always merry himself, and made every associates proposed that they should spend the have not floated so gently along the stream
body else so, who came within the sphere of evening together, before they bade adieu. 'He of time, as not to know that storms assail us
his cheerfulness and good humour. If you consented, though with some reluctance ; and here ; that adverse winds impede our voyage,
gave him sixpence,he laughed; and he appeared an apartment which had frequently been their apil often drive us from the haven of our de.
equally satisfied if you bestowed on him only a place of rendezvous, was chosen for the meet. | sires; yet,at the first signal of distress, Philoso
penny. His misfortunes were never increasing. His spirits were low ; his friends, past phy is ever ready to buoy us up and bear us
ed by spining, nor tris mind embittered by bly with no bad intention, urged the necessity on the waves : nay more, Religion brings us of stimulus. Induced by the unpleasant state the sure anchor of hope, or comes with kindly
the power of no human aid to remove. In of his feelings and their importunity, he com arm to save us even in shipwreck.
short, he was contented. Let those who have plied-his discretion forsook him-his passions There is no misfortune, that befals us in
higher means of enjoyment, and yet pass their returned-cards were introduced, and when this world, which may not be improved to lives in murmuring and dissatisfaction, go and their orgies were interrupted by the stage- , some advantage. Under every affliction, in learn the secret man, at three o'clock in the morning, Charles, every calamity, and amidst the severest trials | shoe-black. reduced to his last ten dollar bill, and scarcely of life, the wise man will not only be resigned, knowing his destination, stumbled into the car but will see occasion to rejoice that he has
LUXURY. riage, and was soon out of Boston. It was a been afflicted. But the fretful, the short-sightbitter morning, which succeeding so severe a ed, and the worldly, in a word, the sinful, will 1 LUXURY, as it supplies employment and prodebauch, and four hours passing before they always repine ; and, forgetting what they en- | mctes industry, assists population ; but it is reached the inn, to breakfast, he crawled out ) joy, are continually breathing out in grateful attended with a consequence, which counterof the stage, hoarse with a violent cold, aud murmurs at what they suffer.
acts and often overbalances these advantages : unable to raise his head, throbbing with pain. The injuries we receive from our fellow when, by introducing more superfluities into A severe fever was the consequence, and men we are too prone to magnify, and aiways I general reception, luxury has rendered the poor DECADENCE never lefi the village where think are undeserved ; but if we were not usual accommodations of life more expensive, they stopped !
blind to our own faults and failings, we should artificial and elaborate. The difficulty of mainHad this promising youth been limited in often see that we are not unjustly accused, taining a family, conformably with the estabhis funds by a judicious rarent, to such an and that instead of uttering the languare of Jished mode of living, becomes greater, and amount as would have met his regular bills, completat, we ought to lay our hands upon what each man has to spare from his personal with a reasonable allowance for occasional | our mouths and be silent.
consumption, proportionably less : the effect of amusement and relaxation, his ambition would! AGRAVARUS is always complaining of being which is, that marriages become less frequent, have had no scope but in the pursuits of litera. persecuted ; he is slandered without reason : agreeably to the maxim, which lies at the ture. He would have been honoured for his and the malice of his enemies is labourine foundation of this reasoning, that men will not merit, and not intoxicated by the plaudits of continually to take away his good name. I marry to sink their place or condition in socithe selfish and dissolute. Having ever before Without inquiriris seriously with himself, ety, or to forego those indulgencies, which him a strong incentive to assiduity, he would whether there is not sone grouocis for these
their own habits, or what they observe amongst never have indulged in those idle habits, evil reports which are gone out against him, I their equals, have rendered necessary to their which certainly lead to dissipation and vice. | Agravarus flies to his sectarian friends, and satisfaction. This principle is applicable to While the paths of virtue are pursued, they whilst he complains that his piety and evan every article of diet and dress, to houses, fur. are delightful, but if once deserted, they losu gelical principies are the cause of the scandal, niture, and attendance ; and this effect will be their charm. Neino repenie turpissimus--but he is consoled by their good opinion
| felt in every class of the community. by gradual aberrations, lilu best habits, princi- sily persuaded that the slander is unjust. But As long as the prevalence of luxury is conples and dispositions of early youth may be he should remember that there is often more lined to a few of elevated rank, much of the perverted, and liansforincd into the worst pro- truth in invective, than in flattery, and that benefit is felt, and little of the inconvenience. persities ; and the fondest hopes of friends where there is real cause for censure, com- But when the imitation of the same manners and society be blasted by the delusions of plaining can never heal his wounded honour, descends, as it always will do, into the mass temptation, which might easily have been nor the breath of friendship take away the 1 of the people; when it advances the requisites prevented. | stain.
of lişiag beyond what it adds to man's abilities
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to purchase them, ihen it is that lu:ury checks appointed commander in chief. The conduct My frenzied soul now loathes the day, the formation of families in a degree that pursued by the peaceable and amiable elephant ! Its lingering hours I number, ought to alarm ibc publick ; and becomes varies in some degree from this of the wild · And dreams of horror chase away inore or less an evil 10 almost every descrip horse : for the troops of the former are led on The gentle pow'r of slumber. ion of scciety: by the eldest, the young and the feeble march
Despair sits brooding o'er my breast
And hope has fled forever :
The grave alone can give me rest, -
This desert world can nerer. .
T.C. smith, he seems to have formed it on the model
5 of no writer either precedent or cotemporane
ous. It is so precisely suited to the subjects NGENUOUSNESS OF MIND. he handles, and those subjects are so various, Ar darkness of character, where we can that it is difficult to embrace it by a definition see no heart ; those foldings of art, through
FRIEND, COMPANION, AND WIFE. broad and characteristick enough. It has some which no native affection is allowed to pene
In vain shall the frowns of ill fortune deny me times the pomp and grandeur of Johnson's, trate, present an object, unamiable in every and was at all times more pliant and accom- | season of life, but particularly odious in youth. |
The bliss of Content-the best blessing of life ; modating. It possessed in a peculiar degree If, at an age when the heart is warm-when
My home is my kingdom-my Emma sits by me, a graceful fluency, so natural, arılcss, and the emotions are strong, and where nature is
And Emnia's my friend, my companion, my wife. unstudied, the expression seemed to have cost expected to shew itself free and open, we can the author no effort.
The lures of ambition can never deceive me, The words, though I already smile and deceive, what is to be exselected with care, were disposed with such
For honour's too dear, won by envy und strife ; pected when we shall be longer hackneyed in consummate art, they seemed the spontaneous
Give Misers their wealth ; but let fate kindly leave me The ways of the world-when interest shall effusions of the mind. Goldsmith studied to have completed the obduration of our hearts,
The dearest of treasures—my Emma, my wife. appear gracefully negligent. The ornaments and experience shali have improved us in all and embellishments are apparently thrown it the arts of guile ? randoin; but they always fall and sparkle in
SELECTED. Dissimulation in youth is the forerunner of their proper places. His periods never fatigue perfidy in advanced life ; its first appearance THE PARASITE-BY BEN JONSON. as Johnson's do, by their monotonous termina is the fatal omen of growing depravity and tions. We are fascinated with a boundless future shame. It degrades parts and learn
...........0! your parasite variety in their structure. He does not with ing, obscures the lustre of every accomplish
Is a most precious thing, dropt from above, Dr. Johnson preserve an undeviating uniformi. ment, and sinks us into contempt. The path
| Not bred 'mongst clods and clot-pouls, here, on earth. ty of course : at one time he towers into sub of falsehood is a perplexing maze. After the I muse, the mystery was not made a science, limity, at another time he lowers his flight,
first departure from sincerity, it is not in our | It is liberally profest ! almost and shaves the ground; at another he holds power to stop. One artifice unavoidably leads All the wise world is little else, in nature, the middle wing. He was fond and perhaps Ito another ; till, as the intimacy of the lab- But parasites, or sub-parasites. And, set, too liberal of antithesis. His style of humour | yrinth increases, we are left entangled in our I mean not those that have your bare town-art, was original, and his characters of real life own snare.
To know. who's fit to feed 'em ; have no house, were drawn with such nice and imperceptible Deceit discovers a little mind, which stoops gradations of departure, they had to all ap
No family, no care, and therefore mould to temporary expedients, and never suffers us pearance the fidelity of real copies. When he ! to rise to comprehensive views of conduct. It
Tales for men's ears, to beat that sense ; or get touched the strings of sensibility, they vibrated | betrays a dastardly spirit. It is the resource
Kitchen-invention, and some stale receipts to his hand, and in the words of his illustrious of one who wants courage to avow his designs,
To please their grovelling appetite ; nor those, friend, “nihil quod tetigit non ornavit.". or to rest upon himself. To set out in the With their court-dog tricks, that can fawn and fiery,
world with no other principle than a crafiy Make their revenue out of legs and faces,
attention to interest, betokens one who is des- Eccho my lord, and lick away a moth : SPEECH AND SOCIAL REGULATIONS
tined for creeping through the inferior walks | Sut your fine elegant rascal, that can rise, OF ANIMALS.
of life. He may be fortunate ; he cannot be And strop (almost together) like an arrow, [T'd many of our readers the following article will ap
happy ; the eye of a good man will weep at Shoot through the air as nimbly as a star; pear curious, and perhaps incredible, but thic facts
his errour ; he cannot taste the sweets of Turü short, as doth a swallow; and be here,
confidential friends bip, and his evening of life rest upon the credit of celebrated writers. The ex
And there, and here, and yonder all at once ; tract may be found in Goon's LUCRETIU6, in the note will be embittered by universal contempt.
Present to any humour, all occasion : on Book V. line 1076.]
And change a visor, swifter than a thought !
He who thinks no man above him, but for AMONG quadrupeds, the elephant, the horse
This is the creature had the art born with him, his virtue : and none below him, but for his
Toils not to learn it, but doth practise it and the dog appear to possess the greatest
vice, can never be obsequious in a wrong place. portion of natural speech. They are all
Out of most excellent nature : and such sparks gregarious, particularly the two former. In
Are the true parasites, others but their Zani's. Asia, the wild elephant, and in the Ukraine, between the Don and the Nieper, the wild
POETRY horse, pursue one common plan of political
EPIGRAM. society in numerous and collected troops, and
POR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.
1 Gave fair Nan a blushing rose, are regulated by magistrates, chosen by them.
And told her, beauty, like a flower, selves, selected out of their own bodies. By a difference of voice, combined with a difference
Its transitory empire owes
Wow sweetly pass'd the tranquil hour, of gesticulation, these magistrates or captains
To youth's short lived, but smiling hour.
How ev'ry scene delighted, give orders, in the course of their travols from
When first affection's growing pow'r
I told her that delays were wrong, place to place, in pursuit of pasture, for the
Our kindred souls united.
Oh name the happy morn, I cried ; necessary dispositions and arrangements. They are extremely vigilanı and active, and maintain
The world no higher bliss could give,
She felt the moral of my song,
And was, next morn, my rival's bride. their ranks and brigades, with as much reguJarity and precision, as if they were conducted
Had heav'n decreed me thus to live. by man. Among the wild horses of the Uk Possess'd of such a treasure. raine, the captain general is commonly ap
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR But Fortune frown'd, and now alone, pointed to his station for about four or five As anxious doubt portended,
, , J0HW ᏢᎪᎡᏦ years; at the expiration of which times a kind of new election takes place. Every one ap.
My soul regrets the blessing flown
BY MUNROE, FRANCIS AND PARKER, pears to have a right to propose himself for Of love and friendship blended ;
NO. 4 CORNHILI.. the office, the ex-commandant not excepted ;
Nor can my aching heart subdue if no new candidate offer, the latter is re-elect . Its once indulg'd devotion,
Price three dollars per annum, half in advance. ed for the same term of time ; and if he be When every sentiment it knew
* New, subscribers may be supplied with preceding numbers opposed, a combat succeeds, and tho victor is ! Was sympathy's e notion
but unable, in any shape to meet it, the Phæl Publick credit has received a blow, from
nix offspring of patriotism, the popular coun- / which we do not see that it can ever recover, POR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.
cil about to assenible at Hariford, is our only as long as our government, through all its
hope and consolation. To this, and this alone, departments, depends on the caprice of popuWhen we reflect on the recent prosperity of our beloved country, when we think what
we must look, under heaven, for relief ; and lar opinion. Supposing the direction of the
every day, and every threatening event in national concerns were placed tomorrow in it might now be, a:d what it is, by the ill fat
crease the anxiety with which the publick are the hands of men of the first talents and uned exertions of Mr. Madison, we are struck awaizing the decision of its character.
spoited integrity- who would place their propby the seeming resemblance of this man's dis. 1
of It is not surprising, since the people are at erty in the national funds, when four years or position to that of the execrable tyrant of
last awake to the reality of their danger, that less may see these honest men superseded by Rome.
much solicitude should be felt on this subject. swindlers ? A government cannot mcrit con“ Caius CALIGULA, the Roman emperour, would bitterly complain and rail at the happi-1
ni Many express fears lest this project, like ev- fidence, if it depend for its character on the ness of the times in which he bad the ill luck levy thing we have heretofore witnessed under | reputation of individuals by whom it may hapto reign ; for nolling is so pleasant and divert.
and diserta the name of spiriied measures, should termin- pen to be administered, and they be liable io the name of spiriied measures, should termin- | pen to be administ
sudden and frequent change. It becomes a ing as publick calamities. He envied the late in a mere recital of our, grievances and a felicity of Augustus, whose reign was honour
name, but not in fact ; it is identified with no able, and remarkable in the slaughter and that some efficient purpose should be explicit
human being. An unprincipled demagogue destruction of the legions under Quinctilius y avowed, and some pledge given, of perse
rises from the mass of the the people into Varus ; and that of Tiberius, whose fame verance, until that purpose shall be accom
power ; he abuses it, and mixes again with the would remain till after ages, by the ruin of pri
We venerate the men, who are appointed to multitudes the culprit is seen no more ; his the theatre of Fidenæ. Some emperours, he
this solemn and important office ; we confide crimes are the crimes of that inaccessible said, were illustrious by the burning of cities
in their wisdom and firmness. It is useless | creature of the brain, government, which the and stately edifices, the depopulation of coun
to indulge conjecture as to their particular people may feel, accuse, and curse, but cannot tries, murdering men and producing general
punish. I measures. Please God, they are to save the distress ; whereas his reign would soon be buried in oblivion, by a scries of continued states or communities, by whom they are con
GHENT NEGOTIATION. stilutec., from ruin ; the best means must deprosperity : and therefore repeated his wishes
pepd on circumstances, as they unfold. They to the gods to send some plague and famine
Could we believe that the prospect of into his dominions, or that the earth might |
are but agents, who are to exccute the pub-l peace depended on the disposition of the Brit
lick will : what that will may demand, three l ish government, we should congratulate our swallow up the inhabitants, to render his reigo
or fotiv months hence, cannot even yet be comotry on the favourable aspect of the desthe more remarkable.".
foreseen. They will be ready for any exigen- | patches brought by the Chauncey : we should
cy; their duties must be conditional ; the indulge alope that our sufferings were, at • HARTFORD CONVENTION. moted
general object alone adnits of no condition, / last, to be soon relieved. We have no doubt it will be ascertained, as and that is, they must see us restored to our The despatches are to the 31st of October, soon as the news of the arrival of Nir. Madi- rights and to the blessings of peace. Without containing all the correspondence that had ocson's last instructions at Ghent sbail reach us, these, every other step must be insignificant ; I curred since the date of the former. that the riegotiation is to be broken off, and and in every exertion to secure these, they! The British ministers had dispensed with that every chance of a peace between Great will be supported by the grateful zcal of the their sine qua non, and agreed to substitute a Britain and our rational government will van- people, who have chosen them as our shield simple stipulation that the Indians should be ish. Our ministers will return, or seek their against domestick tyranny, and the intolera- | included in the peace, if a treaty should be several destinations, and England be left to ble miseries of war. Why should we fear i effected between the two countries ; and this, complete her formidable preparations for a lihat they will « flinch ?” As individuals, subject to the ratification of our government. serious war with the United States, on the liheir dearest interests are at bazard in common Thús one creat point was settled. opening of Spring, when we shall see burst- with their fellow citizens; and to stimulate They had denianded a recognition of the ing upon us, the accuniulaied resentment of them 10 firm and noble efforts, the glory right of his Britannick majesty to take Britisli fourteen years' provocation. awaits them of having saved their constituents,
mariners from American merchart vessels, Such are our prospects from abroad. At possibly the country, from impending ruin. They agree now to wave entirely the discussion home, we find ourselves arrived at tlie catas
of this subject; and Mr. Madison had instructed trople, which has long been foretold ;--our It is in vain that the present administration our ministers 10 the same purpose. So this government has fairly siruck the rock-ils pretend that they are friends 10 a republican obstacle to a treaty is removed. condition is helpless and hopeless. The Sec. form of government. Their unprincipled con The fisheries, where they could not claim retary of the Treasury has announced its fate, duct, by which publick faith has been violated | an exclusive right, they did not pretend to and the last crash may be daily expected ! and publick credit ruined, has exhibited a molest in their first propositions. The priviEvery scheme of profligate ingenuity bas practical objection to republicanism, which no lege of fishing in their waters, and of curing been exhausted in attempts 10 conceal our sophistry can refute. Individuals who have fish on their shores, which we had obtained by situation and postpone the evil clay ; but in relied on the integrity of government, and ad teaty', they still maintain, cannot be renewed, vain. The government, which was appointed vanced their property for its use, have been burly our proposing some equivalent. to the for our security and defence, has not only | cheated. Their losses will forever remain a cquity of this proposal, we have seen no objecsquandered all our treasure, but used the pub. | warning to check confidence, and will go far / tion from any quarter. lick credit, until it is officially declared that towards preventing any government, of a pop-! They have likewise agreed to adopt as the " publick opinion, manifisted in EVERY FORM, ular, elective characier, from benefiting, in its north western boundary, a line from the Lake and in EVERY DIRECTION, hardly permits us, i emergencies, by the wealth of affluent cilizene. l of the Woods to the Mississippi, as contemplaat the present juncture, io speak of ihe exis The evil, it is evident, is not confined 10 ted in the treaty of 1803. tence of publick credit ;" and this confession such an administration as we do not approve. Thus far the negotiation has advanced, the of national insoivency will have scarcely reach- nor esteem honest, The administration of British now claiming no condition as a sine ed the extremes of the Union, when an enemy, Washington was such as naturally inspired qua non of peace. probably thirty thousand strong, will be ready confidence, and men cheerfully leni their mo With respect 10 cther boundaries, they say, to begin the work ef destruction.
ney. But those who retain claims for property, they “ are willing' to treat on ibe principle, Thus surrounded by horrors of every de. advanced in those days of imaginary security, that each party shall retain whatever conquests scription, which language cannot magnify, the are now suffering in common with the credit. they may have made, at the time a treaty shal! government of our country still seeking war, ors of Mr. Jefferson and Madison.
I be signed