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THE BOSTON SPECTATOR,
DEVOTED TO POLITICKS AND BELLES LETTRES.
· BOSTON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1815.
our present advantages ; and you may rely on my cor- ! had given no support to such pretensions.
dial cooperation and assistance in every measure Our advocate seems to have jumbled together PRINCE REGENT'S SPEECH. which is calculated to constitute the prosperity and welfare of His Majesty's dominions."
both sets of propositions, without any regard to · LONDON, xoy. 11.-" This day the Prince Regent
circumstances. His remarks, we can clearly went to the House of Peers, and the Commons having
see, on this side of the water, do not at ply to been summoned to the bar, made the following
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the first propositions. It is true, that at that SPEECH :
time, they could claim no territory, by the
As it is the common custom, when ac- success of their arms, and it is as true they My Lords and Gentlemen,
obliged to quaintance meet, to inquire of each other, i required none. Their second propositions. announce the continuance of His Majesty's lamented what is the prospect of Peace, we feel per- ! amounted to a claim of
amounted to a claim of territory, for they ofindisposition.
suaded that we need offer no apology for fre- fered to agree that each should hold what they It would have given me great satisfaction to commu- quently introducing this subject in our specu- ! then possessed. If their arms had gained nicate to you the termination of the war between this lations. There is indeed nothing of a publick nothing, then nothing was claimed ; but Mr. country and the United States of America.
nature, at present, so interesting ; nothing on Wilberforce knew as well as the ministers at Althungh this war originated in the most unprovok
which there was ever such unanimity in pub- Ghent, that a large tract of the district of ed aggression on the part of the government of the l'. States and was calculated to promote the designs of lick sentiment-at least in this part of the Maine was then in their possession, by conthe common enemy of Europe, against the rights and country, we know no party, and scarcely an in- | quest. If the uti possidetis, which was the independence of all other nations, I never have ceased dividual, who does not desire the return of full extent of their proposal, was a claim of to entertain a sincere desire to bring it to a conclusiai | Peace. We have to regret that while sincere- territory, it went no farther than it was found. on just and honourable terms.
ly participating in the common wisb, we can.ed on conquest. The proposition itself, therea I am still engaged in negotiations for this purpose;
not flatter ourselves with hopes, from circumthe success of them must, however, depend on my dis- | not matter ourselves with hopes, from c
fore, refuted Mr. Wilberforce's objection. * It position being met with corresponding sentiments en stances which some of our friends consider as is not by such logick, that we can expect to the part of the enemy. wearing a promising aspect.
see ministers put down, the war rendered unThe operations of his majesty's forces by sea and The circumstances to which we allude arei popular, or the tone of the government depres. land in the Chesapeak, in the course of the present
e present twg; the language of the opposition in Eng
sed. year, have been attended with the most brilliant and
ind land, and the recent and brilliant success of So far as the insufficiency of their navy has successful results. The flotilla of the enemy in the Patuxent has been lour arms at New Orleans.
been censured, such opposition offers us the destroyed. The signal defeat of their land forces et. 1As to the opposition in England, if we would reverse of consolation. As we have already. abled a detachment of his majesty's army to take pos- | not deceive ourselves, we must inquire into observed, if this produce any effect, it will, session of the city of Washington ; and the spirit of the number and influence of its advocates, and | prompt only to a more vigorous prosecution of enterprise which has characterised all the movements | examine the force of the arguments on which the war. in that quarter has produced on the inhabitants a deep
it rests. We have sufficient confidence in The unexpected and screre check which the und sensible inpression of the calamities of a war in
the excellent structure of the British govern- enemy have experienced at New Orleans, is which they nave been so wantoniy involved.
ment, as well as in the correct feelings of the the other circonstance which some consider ern coast of the U. States bas terminated in a manner | nation, to believe, that if ministers are materi. as favourable to the prospect of peace. We not less satisfactory. The successful course of this op. I ally wrong. they will be opposed by a stro
ally wrong, they will be opposed by a strong cannot but view it far otherwise. No power eration has been followed by the immediate submission party, and be obliged to abandon their meas makes peace in consequence of a reverse of of the extensive and important district east of the Pe. !
| ures or their places. But opposition, mere fortrine, but one that cannot make another: nobscot River to his Majosty's arms.
effort. Did not Bonaparte uniformly, after a In adverting to these events, I am confident you will ! opposition, amounts to nothing. be disposed to render full justice to the valour and dis- ! la the first place, the opposers of the usual | successful campaign, offer Great Britain terms cipline which have distinguished his Majesty'sland and addresses in the two. Houses of Parliament, l of peace, and did she not as uniformly refuse. ses forces, you will regret with me the severe loss appear to have been very few in number ; but I them? Wben bis destinies began to change. the country has sustained by the fall of the gallant litile controversy took place, when the debate did he not decline the offer of peace until his commander of His Majesty's truops in the advance up.
closed ; not as is the custom in our Congress, | case was desperate ? We think it would be on Baltimore.
by stopping the mouths of the minority with a I availed myself of the earliest opportunity afforded
extravagant 10 assert that Great Britain would by the state of affairs in Europe, to detach a consider. call for the previous question;" but because refuse any condicions of peace, alier an abor. able military force to the river St Lawrence ; but its there was no more to be said.
tive campaign ; but of this we feel persuaded, arrival could not possibly take place till an advanced In the next place, let it be remarked that she would listen to no terms, which should apa; period of the campaign.
not a voice in either House pronounced the pear the resuit of misfortune.' Witk. respect' Notwithstanding the reverse which appears to have
war with America either unjust or unnecessa- | 10 our own country alope, we cannot but suptaken place on Lake Champlain, I entertain the most
ry, as was the case, during the war with confident expectation as well from the amount as from
pose she would have substantial reasons for the description of the British force now serving in
France, down almost to its glorious close. avoiding such a conclusion of the contest ; but Canada, that the ascendancy of his Majesty's arms The only ground taken in opposition to the this is not the only consideration that will opthroughout that part of North America will be effectenour of the Prince's speech, was that there erate with her. The reputation of strength is tually established. was some defect in the management of minis.
of more, consequence to England in Europe, The opening of the Congress at Vienna has been
ters since the war began. In this censure, the than it is in America. retarded from unavoidable causes, to a later period
It is of no less impor minority have no point of concert : Lord tance to the rank which shie hoids, among the than had been expected
It will be my earnest endeavour in the negotiations Grenville disapproved the destruction of the riral powers of the continent, that she should wlrich are now in progress, to promote such arrange.
publick buildings of Washington. Lord Darn- conciliate them by her justice, than that they ments as may tend to consolidate that peace which in ley thought there must have been something should dread to provoke her power. Can we
junction with his majesty's allies, I have had the rotten in the naval administration ; Mr. Baring, imagine ihen for a moment; that, having failed happiness of concluding, and to re-establish that just
expressed bis surprise at extraordinary mcas in an attack on one spot, she could possibly give. equilibrium among the different powers, which will
ures and extraordinary pretensions, satisfying countenance to a conclusion, that sbe found. afford the best prospect of permanent tranquillity to
himself with vague dissent; while Mr.Wilber- herself maimed or weakened by such an event ?. Europe.
The peculiar character of the late war, as well as force, always the most loquacious and superfi If not, what good, .as to peaec, can we fritter the extraordinary length of its duration, must have cial, goes in!o particulars. As this gentleman ourselves will result from the signal repulsematerially affected the situation of all the countries has taken up the cudgels for us, with most her expedition has sustained at New Orleans?' engaged in it, as well as the commercial relations
zeal, bis remarks deserve our attention, that We do not say she will insist on washing away which formerly subsisted between them.
we may be able to judge of their probable ef- the stain in blood ; but either her future suc-. Under these circumstances I am confident you will see the expediency of proceeding with due caution in | fect. He blames the government for advanthe adoption of sich regulations as may be necessary cing new claims of territory, in the negotia- 1But the sec me rroposit ons were not known on Nr. w Bere.
force He had ou y se on the first, and where he had read a elim for the purpose of extending our trade and securing tions at Ghent, when the events of the war of susitvty, in them, we can dot conjevzett.
cesses, or the terms of a treaty of peace will I from the Mississippi to Cedar swamp. Thus it was i peculiarly exposed to melar:choly, and this show that she is unhurt-or we must do what impossible for the enemy to approach the city but by
| owing to causes which we think may be satisthirty million Frenchmen allempted to their storming our lines. The British, after two days active
faciorily explained. preparation, attacked our works, in two columns, on utmost in vain-oblige her to receive the dic.
the right and centre. “ The assault,” says a writer, Much inay be done by habits towards intates of a conqueror. The expedition against
creasing the capacity of the mind for intense New Orleans is not yet closed, nor is it cer was as bravely met. They advanced with fascines application ; but there is a limit, beyond which, tain how it may terminate ; from our heart we and scaling ladders to the very ditch, under a fire that nature will not be forced. If it be attempted, regret any battle, by sea or land, for every
exceeds description.” “ This,” says Gen. Jackson, I either, the physical powers, on the tone of
| “ rendered their scaling ladders and fascines, as well patriotick feeling revolts at the losses sustainas their more direct implements of warfare, perfectly
which the energies of the soul, in a consideraed by our country, when the enemy are sucuseless. For upwards of an hour, it continued with a
ble degree depend, become exhausted, and cessful, and, in their partial defeat, we can briskness of which there bave been but few instances disease ensues; or the sentient principle itself anticipate no consequence but the probability perhaps in any country. In justice to the enemy, it loses its vigour, and sometimes sustains a of a protracted war. Of all contingencies we must be said, that they stood it as long as could haye shock from which it can never be recovered, think it most sincerely to be desired, that, be been expected from the most determined bravery. At
But it is not these extreme cases that we | length, however, when all prospect of success became fore the news of this disaster reach England,
are to consider at present. Few persons are hopeless, they fled iu confusion from the field, leaving a treaty of peace may have been signed at it covered with their dead and wounded." The In.
so devoted to intense exertion of thought as to Ghent.
spector General reports the loss of the enemy, 700 / endanger the structure of their minds ; but no We cannot quit this subject, without notice killed, 1400 wounded, 500 prisoners. Our loss on the person ever acquired the epithet, ingenious, ing a gross misrepresentation of fact, palmed lines, SEVEN killed and six wounded !!' and from a
who is not occasionally accustomed to a close upon the House of Commons by Mr. Wilber
comparison of the great variety of letters, and particu
| and severe exercise of his mental faculties. force, as to the disposition of the citizens of lar descriptions of the battle, we presume this state.
It is only by surpassing the usual operations of the United States. The people of this country
the human intellect that he obtains this dis
OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE Loss OF THE ENEMY. have not united with Mr. Madison in this war.
Head-Quarters, left bank of the Mississippi, It was never so unpopular as it is at this day ;
Mental exertion is ranked in the highest
five miles below New Orleans, 13th Jan. 1815. but an offensive war, waged to gratify our SIR-I have the honour to make the following re
cass of the stimulants which support the phe. worst enemies, the leaders of a detestable, un- 1 port of the killed, wounded and prisoners taken at the nomena of life, and, like others of this class, principled faction, is one thing, and the de- | battle at MacPrardie's plantation, on the left bank of though it is pleasurable while continued, it fence of our homes and property is another.
the Mississippi, on the morning of the 8th Jan. 1815, leives the whole animal system in a state of
and 5 miles below the city of New Orleans, Exhausted as we are by a long series of the
exhaustion. Heaven' gives to human beings Killed,
700 most oppressive and ruinous measures that
a great variety of intellectual endowments ; folly and wickedness could devise, we will yet, Prisoners taken, 1 Major, 4 Captains, 11 Lieutenants,
| but the connexion between mind and matter as nature and duty prompt, and as a people | 1 Ensign, 488 Camp Officers and privates, making a is intimate, et ipsi animi magni refert quali in without a national government, stand, by our Grand total of 2600.
corpore locati sint, and as it respects the lathomes, while we have any means of defending
I have the honour to be sir, very respectfully, your ter, there is a more general resemblance them. When we are suffered to remain quiet,
obedient servant. H. HAYNES, Inspector General.
through the whole species. If the tone of the we remain quiet. Let Mr. Madison call for
Commanding the Army of the
mind be uncommonly excited, it wearies the loans-no purse is opened. Let him call for
arimal fibre, if I may be allowed the expression, volunteers to wage offensive wai-he may as
The British commander in chief. Sir Edward Pack., and it requires repose. The spirits necessariwell call spirits from the vasty deep.
enham was killed ; and Major Generals Kean and 1 ly vibrate from high to low, while the physical Gibbs, killed or very severely wounded. Some letters erergies revive. In this listless state of the
say, we have taken 1500 stands of arms-others add mind, ordinary circumstances make no impresGENERAL REGISTER. that, the enemy had made an attack apon fort Plaque sion : nothing is engaging, even amusements
mine, which prevented their naval force from ascending
disgust. The effects very much resemble BOSTON, SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 1815. sloop of war Herald.
those of other kinds of intemperance, for they We hear nothing further of consequence from Geor.
are in their nature the same, and every kind FOREIGN. We have London dates to l gia. The British are reported to be sickly, at Cum- / of intemperance is naturally succeeded by the 28th of November, now 75 days past. berland Island, and the alarm at Savannah has, in melancholy. The raplure of the lover, when The Grand Congress at Vienna continued in some measure, subsided.
he leaves the idol of his affection, subsides into
We understand that 600 ship carpenters are at work session at the middle of November, but had
melancholy. The transports of the religious at Sacket's harbour—that the keels of a 98 and a 74 / fanatick are succeeded by gloom, if not desponcompleted its most important arrangements.
are laid ; a frigate of the largest class is likewise The Imperial Dignity reverts to the House of building
dency. The convivial sigh in solitude, and Austria. Germany will be divided into seven A very heavy cannonading was heard off Warsaw
thus the man who is remarkable for his ingeGreat Circles ; the Emperour will direct two ; | sound, Georgia, and report said two ships were seen nuity, whether artist, mathematician, or metathe King of Prussia, two ; the Kings of Bava engaged, supposed to be an American and British fri. physician, though his studies are a luxury, yet ria, Wirtemberg and Hanover, one each The gate.
so far as they require, or produce extraordina
CONGRESS. The President has sent back the ry activity of mind, so far they exact what saEmperour will preside in the Diet, when as
National Bank Bill, not signed--it is dead, and an at. sembled. Frankfort, Nuremberg and Augs- ! tempt for another is begun. The nonintercourse bill
| ture cannot uniformly sustain, and his brightberg are to be free Imperial cities ; Dantzick is ready for the President's signature
ness alternates with stupidity. will be Prussian. Poland is assigned to Rus. STATE LEGISLATURE. The amendments to the
But for another, and perhaps a more comsia ; Saxony to Prussia ; the Netherlands as Constitution, recommended by the Hartford Convention, mon reason, the ingenious are exposed to melfar as the Meuse to Holland ; Hanover is en
and proposed by the Connecticut legislature, are now ancholy. Persons of this description are gen
before both our Senate and House. larged and erected into a kingdom, and
erally devoted to some favourite pursuits, “ King of Hanover" is annexed to the titles of
which from habit become the exclusive source the British sovereign.
LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS. of their pleasure. In their intercourse with A valuable convoy has arrived in England
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the world, they rarely meet with those with from the Brazils ; likewise the Phebe frigate,
TULLY, No. VIII.
whom they can have any community of taste Commodore Hilliar, and the American frigate | Omnes ingeniosi, melancholici. Cic. I. T
or enjoyment. The amusements, and concerns
c. Essex, his prize.
of others appear to them trivial, or dull; they Verbal accounts state that a large expedition in | All ingenious persons are melancholick.
are out of their proper element ; forbidden by was fitting out, supposed to be for America.
This aphorism is adopted by Cicero, from the rules of civility, to introduce their hobby,
| the works of Aristotle that attentive and usual- they become languid for the want of interest, The Prince Regent's Speech, on the opening of Parliament, and some notice of the lan
ly accurate observer of human nature. It is and feel themselves strangers, in the midst of guage of members of both Houses, on its al
generally, but not universally true. Ingenious their acquaintance. lusions to the war, will be found on our first
men not unfrequently appear low spirited,
from the total abstraction of their thoughts page. from objects which surround them; and this
THE WRITER, NO. XXXVII. DOMESTICK. Our accounts from New Orleans,
| insensibility to what may deeply and agreeably which are to the 13th of January enable us to record a l interest others, is attributed to dejection of l of the world mankind are always deceiving
In the present corrupt and disordered state battle, which has no parallel in modern history. It i
| mind. commenced ear!y on Sunday morning, the 8th of Janu.
one another ; and so desirous are they to pass ary, on the American lines. five miles below the city 1 But the remark of the Stagirite was not for something more and better than they are, of New Orleans. It will be recollected that our forces founded on this mistake. It is a fact that men that they frequently take greater pains to counwere entrenched in a line, extending at right angles / of a quick, active, and penetrating intellect are l terfeit good qualities, than it would cost to
TITUDE was not wa
acquire them by habit, or cultivate and adopt that rolls from the eye of grief, or gems the , for a season, I could not forbear suggesting them in reality, from principle. Although in cheek of pity : whilst FORTITUDE with firmer the few following thoughts to you, which this universal garne of deception, men some arm lent her support, endued with stronger you are to take rather as the overflowings of times fail in their design upon their fellows, purpose the softened heart, and taught her the affection of a father, than as necessary they usually suceeed in deceiving themselves. weeping sister that to be useful she must act
sister that to be useful she must act on your part, whose mind, I know, is capaVirtue is so amiable and desirable in the eyes as well as feel. Thus also wherever Forti. | ble of the best reRections, and possessed of of every one, that all are anxious to have the TUDE was necessary, the silken sandals of generous and laudable sentiments, and amiaappearance of it at least, and very often even SENSIBILITY led the way ; without her indeed ble dispositions. flatter themselves that they possess the sub- FORTITUDE was but a name ; for if SENSIBIL Cultivate then, my son, in yourself and othstance, whilst in truth they have nothing more ity did not first perceive and point at distress, ers, as much as you can, the belief of a Su. than a delusive image. Thus the importance
preme Being, and of an Universal Provi. of the reputation of virtue sometimes leads us come it.
dence. to exalt, at least in our own conceits, our vices | Happy would it have been for the world, if ! Amidst the several religious parties in the and failings into virtues ; and in our overween- / mankind had encouraged and protected this l world, there is such a thing as true religion, ing fondness for our own propensities, avarice Jeunion ; but in time their regard for these ami. is styled frugality or economy, and prodigality able visitors degenerated into an undue para
parties, and which the sensible and virtuous assumes the noble port and name of generos- tiality for one ; and finally by a foolish fondness ity; and this sort of self deception, or strata- a preference was openly avowed ; one was ca.
ential regard to the Supreme Being, and in gem to deceive the world, is the more easy ressed, the other neglected ; jealousies were seeking, by the practice of virtue, to secure and natural, as there is hardly any of the yir. excited between them; they were less fre his approbation in this state, and in any future tues which do not, in their extremes, approxi quently found together; and at last, when the
state of existence. mate towards, or degenerate into some neigh- folly of the world had decreed that their union The excellent faculties and powers with bouring vices. In more innocent and artless was no longer necessary, they separated.
which men are endued, the vast improve., times, when there was more simplicity and They are now solitary and gloomy in the
ments of which they are capable, and the de. less cunning in the world, the virtues were world. SENSIBILITY wanders like a forlorn
sire, if they are virtuous, and apprehensions, if associated in such a manner as to prevent each and crazy maid ; mourns she knows not why,
vicious, of an hereafter, seem, at least, to be other from going beyond their proper bound, and sighs at woes she only knows by name.
strong presumptions of such a state. And or degenerating from their native beauty, by Her sorrows are fictitious, but, as FORTITUDE
certainly, if there may be a future state, and diverging into excesses. Economy always has left her, they cause her as much anguish
much more if it be probable there will, we accompanied generosity : courage was coupled as though they were real. She trembles for
ought to have a regard to it in our actions with caution, to prevent her from being led her friends, when there is no danger near them ;
and concuct in this life. astray by rashness, and cheerfulness was attend. and she listens with an aching heart and
In such a state of things, where vice and ed by sobriety, that she might not be seduced
ht not be seduced I streaming eyes to every tale of misery, with | bigotry seem almost to divide the world be
streaming eyes to every tale of misery, with bigotry s by wantonness. But in time, these agreeable | scarcely a wish to alleviate it. But she is | tween them, a wise man will take care, that he partnerships were dissolved ; for mankind be. i chicfly found weeping over novels ; and wheth
be neither irreligious nor profane on the one gan to have such a prevailing indifference to er in the palace or the cottage, the parlour or
hand, nor a bigot or enthusiast on the other. virtue of any kind, that their narrow minds the kitchen, she is seen with one of these sweet
Among the several sorts of what are called could seldom support or entertain more than promoters of anguish in her hands, sighing at
revelations, I believe you will find the Chrisone at a time, and the colleague was dismissed each affecting page, and wetting every leaf
tian decidedly the most agreeable to reason to look out for another patron. In the follow with her tears.
and the nature of things, and, if rightly undering allegory I shall attempt to shew the folly i FORTITUDE, forsaken by SENSIBILITY, be
stood, to be a most perfect representation of and misfortune of such a separation. came sluggish and stupid; and having no lively
all moral virtues. As therefore the Provi. In the Golden age, SENSIBILITY and Fort- feciings to cxcite her to action, she retired to
dence of God might set this up, or permit it TUDE were sent into the world together, and a wilderness, where she changed her character
to be set up, for the good of mankind, in aid the gods, who designed their mutual powers to a selfish courage or vulgar hardihood. Na
of their reason, I would advise you to cultivate for the happiness of mankind, enjoined them ture however has given them so strong an
a veneration for the writings wherein it is connever to separate. Accordingly they began affection for each other, that they are even
tained, and for its divine author. Difference their progress by mutually assisting and sup desirous of coming together again, and when
of style, difference of customs, and the differporting each other. If they dwelt in a palace, they now sometimes accidentally meet in
ent tenets of mankind, in different ages and SENSIBILITY opened the heart of the Prince to scenes of trial and distress, they resume their,
countries, and, perhaps, some corruptions and the sufferings of his subjects ; but FORTITUDE former beauties, their usefulness is renewed,
interpolations, have, indeed, occasioned much insisted upon his examining every complaint, and philanthropy may yet rejoice to see the
obscurity, to us, in several parts of these lest be should be cieceived by his feelings, hand of SENSIBILITY smoothing the pillow of
books ; but all the rules of a good life and virand that his decrees might not be the effect of the sick, and FORTITUDE giving her strength
tuous conduct are sufficiently plain and intel. weakness instead of justice. to support the dying head on her lap.
jigible. In the mansions of misery and distress, Sen.
To the different parties among Christians I SIBILITY softened the soul, and melted the
pay lille regard, in comparison of the wise heart which in prosperity had been obdurate,
and sincerely good man, who may be said to and touched the trembling chords of humility | Na. Park,
be a christian at large. and self examination ; but FORTITUDE was I somETIMES amuse myself, looking over
Publick worship ought to be observed, near to check the sighof despair, to point to some of the old literary productions which ap
though the manner of it, in some religious as. hope, to urge to action, to raise the sinking peared at an early period in our country, of
semblies, may be very lame and defective ; head and lift it up to “ brighter prospects and I which I have made a considerable collection.
and in others, too superstitious. But your a fairer heaven.” Even amidst the desolations In one of these I found the following letter
own reason will tell you, that you have no call of war, this heavenly pair were still united ; from a father to his son, on his going abroad.
to affront the established religion of any country. and whilst FORTITUDE animated the patriot It contains advice which deserves the serious
If you can, with safety to yourself, cure any breast in defence of sacred rights, armed it attention of every young man, whether he pro
man of his superstition, you may do it; but if againsi the perils, and buoyed it above the pose to travel or remain at home. Some of
you have not a fair opportunity, you are not privations of a camp, or a siege ; SENSIBILITY your readers may possibly think the writer too
required to attempt it. moulded the heart to mercy, restrained the
As I know you are a lover of virtue, I much of a latitudinarian ; but for myself, I am arm in fury of battle, and with angel voice confident that the interest of the young in re
doubt not but you will take all proper oppor. called on the victor to spare the vanquished. ligious subjects, if it is grounded on rational
tunities, according to your sphere in life, to In a great variety of scenes these two daugh
promote and recommend it. And though it may convictions, must be progressive ; and that ters of the skies were seen to embellish each
not be in your power to make men completely the great object, is to induce them to take the other's charms, and to shine with more lustre
virtuous, yet you will do a great service to the first steps, in examination and reflection. I from an union of their celestial rays. SENSI: 1 hope its' insertion may be consistent with the
world, if you make them less vicious; which, BILITY moved the softer passions of the soul,
as God has blessed you with great abilities, object and character of your Spectator. awakened virtuous emotions, stirred up, the
may sometimes, perhaps, be in your power to
PHILOPATER. feelings in the cause of innocence and goodness,
do: But the proper seasons for these things opened with throbbing hand the mysterious MY DEAREST AND MOST BELOVED SON,
must be left to your own discretion. source of tears, and moulded the glittering drop As Providence is about to remove you to a And now, my dearest son, I commit you to
great distance from me, though, I hope, but the protection of the great and supreme Pre
Psalm 77, verse 1
server of men. May he grant you, and your | Lorc's softest lustre wanton'd o'er her face,
VERSES, honourable friend, a safe journey, and a safe Her limbs were form’d, her actions mov'd in grace,
| BY MR. JAMES NOXTGOMERY, ON THE DEATH OF THE LET. and prosperous voyage. May he bring you Science and Taste adorn'd her festive court,
THOMAS SPENCER, OF LIVERPOOL, WHO WAS DROWNED. safe io the destined ground. May all your | Musick and Joy and every 'wildering sport.
WAILE BATAING IN THE TIDE, ON THE 5th OF ATG UST, laudable enterprizes be crowned with success, Gay •laughs the 'morn'-the sullen night appears,
1811, IN THE 21st YEAR OF HIS AGE. that you may live happily and comfortably, | Oft after transports comes the feast of tears ; and may have it in your power to display that Joy strikes the viol-strains of rapture rise,
“ Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great benevolence and generosity, which is so naThe minstrel falls—the voice of musick dies.
waters ; and thy footsteps are not knowie" türal to you, and which you have ever cultiva
Ah! why to pleasure should such pangs succeed, ted according to your ability. And finally, Why wast thou, Mary, doom'd so soon to bleed ?
Os earth, in ocean, sky, and air, may it please God, that I may be again blessed
All that is excellent and fair, with the sight and most agreeable conversation “ How sweet and musically flows that lay,
Seen, felt or understood, of my dearest child, for whom I pray the best Which now in murmurs softly dies away;
From one eternal cause descends, of blessings, both temporal and eternal Colonna bending o'er her husband's bier,
To one eternal centre tends, happiness.
Breathes those sad numbers hallowed with ber tear, 1
With God begins, continues, ends,
: The source and stream of good. Hear Dacier vindicate her Homer's name. EARL OF CHATHAM'S ADVICE TO HIS SON. Hear Montague repel light Voltaire's rage,
Him through all nature I explore; It was the object of the Earl of Chatham, Who like a butcher mangled Shakspeare's page.
Him in his creatures I adore, in the education of his son, William Pitt, to Hear from the bosom of the pious Rowe
Around, beneath, above: qualify him for the honourable station he af. The tender strain and warm devotion flow.
But clearest in the human mind, terwards occupied, and the arduous duties | In Wolstonecraft's strong lines behold confest
His bright resemblance when I find which he was called to perform. When at The fatal errors of the female breast.
Grandeur with purity combin'd, the University of Cambridge, he received a | Behold enforc'd in More's instructive page,
I most admire and love. letter from the Earl, with this advice. Lessons of virtue for this careless age.
Oh! there was one-on earth a while « Plunge deep into prose and the severer Hear Seward weeping over Andre's grave ;
He dwelt ; but transient as a smile studies, and not indulge your genius with verse,
And call for Cook the spirit of the wave. for the present. Substitute Tully and Demos
That turns into a tear, To Smith's romances fairy scenes belong, thenes in the place of Homer and Virgil; and
His beauteous image pass'd us by: arm yourself with all the variety of manner, coAnd Pity loves her elegiack song.
He came like lightning from the sky, piousness and beauty of diction, nobleness and Carter both Science and Invention own,
As prompt to disappear. magnificence of ideas of the Roman consul ; | And Genius welcomes from her watchful throne. and render the powers of eloquence complete, On Barbauld's verse the circling muses smile,
Sweet in his undissembling mien by the irresistible torrent of vehement argu. And hail her brightest songstress of the British isle."
Were genius, candour, meekness, seen, mentation, the close and forcible reasoning,
The lips that loved the truth ; and the depth and fortitude of mind of the Gre- !
The single eye, whose glance sublime cian statesman. This I mean at leisure inter- STANZAS WRITTEN IN A HAUNTED
Look’e to eternity through time; vals, and to relieve the course of those studies,
The soul whose hopes were wont to climb which you intend to make your principal ob The occasion of these lines was as follows.
Above the joys of youth.
Of old*_before the lamp grew dark, habitants deserted, as one of the rooms was
Keposing near the sacred ark,
The child of Hannah's prayer
Heard, through the teniple's silent round,
A living voice ; nor knew the sound FROM LINN'S POWERS OF GENIUS. would have the most powerful charni, over
That thrice alarm'd him ere he found " To man not only has kind Nature given such visitors as he expected. By the noise,
The Lord wlio chose him there. Genius which rolls her piercing eye on Heaven, he had reason to suppose there were several
Thus early call'd, and strongly nor'd, Enchanting woman bears an equal claim,
sturdy ghosts, on the outside of the doors and i
A prophet from a child approv'd,
Speycxr his course began; This truth, those names which we have past declare, was soon suffered to be quiet. At six, the
From strength to strength, from grace to grace; Whom Fiction wafts transported thro' the air. next morning, his companions found bim fast
Swiftest and foremost in the race, -Where fall’n Palmyra moulders with the ground, asleep, and the following lines on the table.
He carried victory in his face, And terror spreads its misty robe around,
• He triumph'd as he ran.
The loveliest star of evening's train
Sets early in the western main,
And leaves the world in night ;
The brightest star of morning's host, -Hapless in Love, in Sorrow's moving strain, Father of all ! thou gavest not to our ken,
Scarce risen, in brighter beams is lost:Hear Sappho mourn her unrequited pain,
To view beyond the ashes of the grave ; -Cold-hearted youth, where wanders Pbaon now !
Thus sunk his form on ucean's coast, Ah! youth neglectful of thy former vow'Tis not the idle tales of busy men
Thus sprang his soul to light.
Revolving his mysterious lot,
I mourn him, but I praise him not ;
To God the praise be given,
Who sent him like the radient bow,
His covenant of peace to show,
Athwart the passing storm to glow, -Fly, cruel youth-haste Phaon, haste to save, And set once more the pride of ages free?
Then vanish into heaven.
* Samuel, 3. ver. 3. -All aid is vain-ye rolling billows, cease !
Or give thee, Newton, as the first of men ? She seeks with you the silent arms of peace,
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR -Hear bold Corinna strike her lyrick string, In this lone room, where now I patient wait,
JOHN PARK, And bear young Pindar on her eagle wing.
To try if souls departed can appear, -With • Lion port and with a nervous hand, O! could a Burgh escape his prison gate,
BY MUNROE, FRANCIS AND PARKER, Eliza sway'd the sceptre of her land. Or could I think Latouche's form was near,
no. 4 CORNHILI., Nurs'd on the bosom of luxurious France, Why fear to view the shades which long must be
Where subscribers may be supplied with preceding kunder The queen of Scotland led the airy dance,
Sacred to freedom and to charity ?
under pretence of intolerable injuries-bank- | when we cannot wish but for peace, for any
rupt our nation, reduce thousands of our peace, the conditions are such that the great FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.
citizens to ruin, and spread unknown distress sacrifices made by this country FALL PᎬᏁCE !
among every class, rich and poor-lose and WHOLLY ON THE EASTERN STATES. As it was beyond the power of language to spend some hundreds of millions of dollars in Citizens of New England, look at the Negotiaexpress, or of calculation to estimate the dis-war-and many thousands of lives—and then tion and your treaty ; you will find that the tresses and privations which our beloved | quit as we began ! This is honourable is it? terms were rejected, modified, and changed, country was sustaining by this ruinous war, This was excellent policy! This the consum- until, at last, the price of peace was paid by so we are unable to describe the importance | mate wisdom of Mr. Madison-this the patri- ' a retrenchment of our local privileges. The of the event which brings relief to our dis- otism, to display which, the government was ambitious, invidious, and to us fatal policy, tresses, and restores us once more to a state wrested from the hands of those who were which prompted the commencement of hostilof Peace with all the world. The joy in which guiding it in " the full tide of successful exities against England, marks every feature of we so sincerely participated, on the liberation perimcnt" !! O Americans, how dearly have the peace. The Indians are left exposed to of Europe from the calamities of war, are you paid for the folly of your administration. | be defrauded of their lands or driven from renewed and augmented; for not only our They have squandered your blood and treas them by the sword, that the extension of sympathics, but our personal feelings, are al- ure, plunged you into the most intolerable southern empire into the wilderness may selowed full scope, in the heart-felt congratula- privations, and bound to your necks a dead cure the permanent humiliation of the easttions which are now loud, sincere, and univer- weight of national debt, which few of you will ern Atlantick States. Virginia and Georgia sal. We rejoiced when the insolent oppres. | live to see discharged, and yet you exult, as resolve that the country shall be involved in sor of Europe was humbled ; for it was a day well you may, that their contest is closed, war forever, before they will agree not to purof salvation to millions of sufferers, on the though by withdrawing every pretension for chase Indian lands. But the relinquishment Eastern continent ; and we could not but which they drew the sword.
of East India trade, and the valuable Fisheries consider it as a sure precursor to tbe destruc We rejoice at the peace, though it is false, of Labrador, those profitable privileges of the. tion of his fatal influence, over our western GROSSLY FALSE that it restores our country to Yankees—these may go, and it is a glorious hemisphere, which had involved United Amer- the siatus ante bellum. Great Britain con- peace,“ honourable" to its treacherous proica in his crimes, and the just judgments of cedes not an iota in principle, nor a farthing Ijector. It was not enough that our commerce heaven which followed them. The glorious of her possessions. She relinquishes no privi should be ruined that the revenue which is battle of Leipsick was directed by the benevo- | lege. She obtains of us the sacrifice of no to pay for the war wbich ruined it, should lence of the Almighty, and opened a new, right; but we yield privileges of immense val. principally arise from our industry, but we consolatory prospect to two worlds. We saw ue, of which we had the undisputed and un- must be abridged forever hereafter, of some of the dawn of our felicity in the discomfiture of disturbed enjoyment, when our goveroment the most profitable sources of our hated the general foe of mankind, and we now enjoy declared war. The best and most profitable wealth. New Englandmen, do you now un. the lace, though weteome fruits of that awful of our fisheries ARE GONE. Our trade to her dorstand die war ? Great Britain was set up and sublime conflict. Had Bonaparte kept | East-India possessions is gone. Eastport and on your trarle, an das long as that alone suffethis foot upon the neck of prostrate Europe to the neighbouring islands are gone, or, what is ecly the contest was prosecuted with all the this day, at this day we should have been still the same, to be left in her possession. These i ardour of interminable hatred. But when the fast bound to his triumphal car, struggling to are the trophies of Mr. Müdison's glorious war reaches Virginia, all claims and pretenour own utter ruin, to clinch his fetters on contest. Such is the boon for which we have sions arc waved, and the privileges secured other nations and ourselves.
been oppressed, and half-beggared ; for this, ! by Mr. Jay's trcaly are taken from us. If we We rejoice at the peacc-not that we expect blood has flowed on the borders of Canada, find ourselves too poor to meet the exactions to see our country restored to that prosperity
and in the very metropolis of the Union. For prepared for us by the war, our masters will which it enjoyed, before it sold that prosperity this the national treasury owes a hundred mil. purchase lands of the Indians; we may go to the demon of democracy. We know this lion dollars, which the fruits of our future and plant towns in Indiana, and our children cannot be. We can rejoice as the culprit, | industry must be appropriate'l to discharge. confirm the political power of those who have who, when marching to publick execution, We rejoice at the peace, though the dispute, ruived their father's. Such are the bearings, learns that his sentence is commuted for the thus terminated, has shown Great Britain her of this war and this peacer state's-prison and bard labour for life. We strength and our weakness, in some important Bit, humbled as we are, as to our relative waged a wickedl, disgraceful war. We have respects, wherein both were before singularly sirvation, and checked as are our future prosmade a disgr.ccful peace ; and the strongest deceived. Until Jefferson and Madison made pects, the most desirable of all probable events. proof that our degradation was complete, is, the experiment, it was believed by our coun- | is now confirmed. Consternation and peril that such is the state of our nation, that a try, in general, that whenever we would ém-, are at an end ; industry, which has long lanpeace, marked only by concessions to the ene- barrass England and coerce her to make con- guished in despair, may now resume its activmy, is hailed with universal welcome, as com- cessions, we had but to interdict all cominer- | ity ; enterprize, though it can bring no sudden paratively a blessing.
cial intercourse, and she must yield. This fortunes, as in our happier days, may secure a, We rejoice at the peace because we were mistake was scarcely less prevalent in Eng-| competence. We shall be freed from the in- engaged in a bad cause, and have escaped land, than it was in the United States. Em-sults of those who offered us protection, only from its consequences, with no greater sacri- bargoes, nonimportation, nonintercourse, and to disturb our domestick tranquillity, and exfices than an unjustly assaulted and powerful at last war, have been tried and proved worse ercise a petty despotism over our personal nation had a right to demand. Against the than vain. Great Britain and her colonies liberties. « The Star of Peace” has returned :: terms she has, admitted, when our outset was have flourished through every successive ate it brightens our hemisphere, and we may go So unwarrantable, perseverance in opposition tempt, while the recoil of our short-sighted on our way rejoicing. That deadly foreign : would have made our bad cause worse, and efforts has brought us to the verge of ruin. influence, which cherislied ind invigorated originated just claims for greater sacrifices on Our importance was fictitious, and henceforth, the worst designs of the worst of men among our part, as indemnification, when at last every should our rights be assailed, we shall derive us is spent. The proud triuniph of democrats effort would have been fruitlessly exhausted no aid from this illusion ; we must calculate cy sinks inco disgrace. It has entailed upon. It is said by the advocates of a war which on our physical energies alone.
us its effects, but it has given us a lesson, . has empoverished and almost ruined our coun- We rejoice in the peace, such as it is, as the which we shall now more easily understand, try, that the basis of the peace is the status | alternative of a worse evil, tbough anbappily and shall remember forever. The whole na. , ante bellum, and that this is HONOURABLE!! it verifies the opinion we have ever maintained, tion now realize that Peace is a blessing; that A more impudent absurdity cannot be uttered. I as to one grand object of the war. It first an unnecessary and unjust war cannot be waIts refutation is glaring in the very terms in destroyed the navigation and swept off the ged with impunity ; and that, if we select un which it is conveyed. Attack a foreign power, property of the New England states į and now, principled men to direct our publisk cancernsy