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hopeless invasion." He has been a faithful I LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS. | human soul, where it was engraved by the publick servant through life-always firm,

author of all beauty.

FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR. moderate, and dignified in his conduct ; devo

It is very possible that the most perfect and ted to virtue and the welfare of Massachusetts,

ANCIENT SCULPTURE.

best proportioned human form, to be found he has always rendered her respected, when

among any modern people, would no more re. [It is probably a fact, and not one very fluttering to us he administered her councils.

semble the most beautiful forms of antient as a refined people, that not a single attempt has eve The question with a rational, enlightened er been made, in this country, to give to marble the

Greece, than Iphicles resembled his brother community, cannot be, whether there is not “human form divine;" and therefore we cannot be Hercules. The temperature of a mild, pure, another man among us, who may have talents supposed to abound in connoisseurs in statuary. But and serene atmosphere, without doubt, had —but why should we discard. Governour as it is a sublime art, in which every person of ele great influence on the physical constitution of Strong. If he has acted consistently, we can

gant reading cannot but feel a pleasing interest, I

the Greeks; and the masculine exercises to

have translated some passages from a work by an not, and abandon him. This is an obvious

which they were accustomed in their youth,

eminent Germany, on the subjects of Sculpture and truth, which no logick can refute.

Painting, which will aid the imagination to con

could not fail to give them the most noble and But there is a more powerful argument in ceive of excellences we have never beheld, and of | elegant figure. favour of continuing our support. The crisis pleasures we have never enjoyed.)

Let us imagine a young Spartan, descended demands, in a peculiar manner, the services

from a race of heroes, whose movements, dur.

It is but by imitating the ancients, of Governour Strong, in preference to any oth

ing his infancy, were never constrained by that the sculptor can attain excellence ; and er candidate. This consideration invites to

those wretched shackles, with which we now we may say of the artists of antiquity, particuremarks which exceed our present limits.

impede and oppress nature, in her first delarly of the Grecians, what has been justly said ( of Homer-the more we study their works,

velopements; who, from the age of seven

years, is habituated to lie on the ground ; who GENERAL REGISTER. the more we shall admire them ; because

is carly inured to labour and fatigue, and genuine beauty becomes more striking, in pro

whose very amusements, such as wrestling portion as we examine it with increased atienBOSTON, SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1814.

and swimming, have contributed to strengthen iion." In order to admire the Laocoon as we

his body and give flexibility and energy to his do Homer, it is necessary to know this famous FOREIGN. A vessel has arrived from

| limbs-let us imagine, I say, such a masculine statue, as we know an intimate friend, with

and vigorous figure ; let us, in France, which eft Nantz on the 26th of De- whom we are daily conversant ; and it is by

idea, place

him beside one of the delicate Sybarites of our cember, but she brings not a word of News. contracting this intimate friendship, that we DOMESTICK. Soon after our troops left can judge of it, as Nichomachus judged of!

times, and judge, which of these two models, French Mills, the place was occupied by the the Helen of Zeusis ; some one finding de

an able artist would choose, if he had to repBritish, who found deposited there, for their fects in the composition of this celebrated pic

resent a Theseus, an Achilles, or even a Bac.

chus. The first (to avail ourselves of the exbenefit, by our retreating army, 200 sleigh ture, “ take my eyes, said he to the censor, loads of publick property !

pression of Euphranor, would appear a Theseand you will see that it is divine." With this

disposition, Michael Angelo, Raphael, and Feb. 25th, the frigate John Adams, hav.

| us, who had been supported by animal food ;

the other a Theseus, who had fed on roses. ing on board Messrs. CLAY and RUSSEL, sailed Poussin beheld the productions of the Grecian

To be continued. from New York, for Gottenburgh.

artists. They sought taste, truth, and beauty Feb. 28th, the Legislature of this Com at their source. Raphael sent into Greece

READING TO ADVANTAGE. monwealth closed their session, having passed several eminent painters to bring him correct

The name of Grotius is familiar throughout one hundred and twenty-eight Acts.

drawings of all the precious monuments of an the republick of letters, but probably the folA motion is before Congress in favour of tiquity, which had escaped the ravages of lowing incident in his life may be new to appointing Admirals in the Navy of the Uni. time.

many. Barneveldt, the Dutch ambassador to ted States.

A statue, from the chissel of an ancient ar- | Elizabeth and Henry IV. of France, caused An order has issued from Washington, and tist of Rome, may be compared to the produc- himself many enemies at home, by his atbeen forwarded to Plattsburgh, to arrest Gen- tion of the first Grecian sculptors, as we com

tempts to restrict the authority assumed by eral Wilkinson, and for his trial by a court I pare the Dido and Diana of Virgil to the

Maurice,the second stadtholder of Holland. In martial-others say, to bring him before a Nausicae of Homer, whom the Latin poet

revenge they accused him of a design to becourt of inquiry. sought to imitate. The statue of Laocoon was,

tray the country to the Spaniards ; and though A considerable number of prisoners of war, to the artists of ancient Rome, a perfect model

the charge was false, he was tried and be. lately confined at Worcester, are about to be of art.

headed, in 1619. Grotius, the celebrated embarked for Halifax. The prisoners lately | We must not imagine, however, that even

scholar and jurist was implicated in his fate, in Ipswich gaol are ordered to be placed in the best productions of the celebrated painters

and confined in the castle at Louvestein. Dur. the fort, at Marblehead. and sculptors of Greece are exempt from im.

ing his imprisonment, he was permitted the The news arrived yesterday, that Mr. perfections ; but they are as partial spots, ob- indulgence of reading, and no man ever deGranger, Post Master General, is removed literated by the lustre of the beauties which youred boo from office, by Mr. Madison, and General surround them. The admiration which the his Meigs appointed his successor.

perfections of those works excite, do not suffering once brought a large trunk full, and ob. The Honourable D. Dewey, of Berkshire, is

tained permission to enter the castle, she put appointed to fill the vacancy in the Supreme of the greatest artists of antiquity limited their

Grotius in the trunk, and remained, as though Judicial Court of this Commonwealth. ambition to finish the principal figures of each

engaged with him, until her husband had fairThe Honourable H. G. Otis is nominated work, and neglected the rest. The dolphin

ly made his escape. Judge of the new court recently erected by the and Cupid which are seen at the feet of the Legislature for Suffolk county.

Venus of Medicis--the accessories of the cel At the age of about twenty-six, Bonaparte General Floyd has gaia:ed some recent ad ebrated engraved stone of Dioscorides, repre

had gained the battles of Castiglione, Lodi, vantages over the Creek Indians, but at the senting Diomede with the palladium, are dis | and Arcole. When he set out to take comlast dates apprehended an attack.

tinguished instances. Cast your eyes on the mand of the army of Italy, some person, says a · An extensive association of Counterfeiters medals of the kings of Egypt and Syria, on

French historian, remarked to him, “ You are were detected, and many of them arrested in those éven which are of the most finished exe

very young to undertake the duties of a comthis town, last Thursday. Their imitations are cution, you will find the work on the reverse mander.” “I hope,” replied he, « to return said to be good ; but we do not learn that any of the medals very inferiour to that of the

very old.” He did so ; but by his own mode of their paper is in circulation.

heads. We must contemplate the productions of computation, during his late campaigns into The coasting vessels, belonging to out-ports

of some antient artists, as Lucien considered | Russia and Germany, he has quite renewed in this state, which have been sometime de- | the Jupiter of Phidius ; he admired the god, I his ace. tained in this harbour by the last embargo, without attending to the pedestal. have received permission to return.

Those who are qualified to judge of Gre- I Do not know that the Dutch have ever re

cian statuary, will not only discover in their ceived much credit for their magnanimity, but The state of Massachusetts has produced a master pieces well chosen nature, but some- l she fol

pieces well chosen nature, but some I in! thing still more beautiful, more sublime. natian credit, if their civility had no other ob

the following authentick anecdote does the phenomenon, to which we know no parallel in , thing still more beautiful, more sublime. I nation credit if the history-a political Rape, committed by the

They will discover that ideal beauty, the model ject than generosity to a fallen enemy.

T whole democratick party on one helpless in

| el of which is not visible in external nature, l' Lord Shaftesbury indulged the most invetedividual. Is there no law hat can apply to and which, as Proclus remarks in his com-l rate prejudices against Holland, and regularla

I mentary on Plato, cannot be found but in the such a monstrous crime?

concluded his speeches in the House of Peers,

S.

centre or

relating to that nation, with the old Roman , of air, from the part of the periphery inclined i of Athens, or quoting bombast from novels motto, “ Delenda est Carthago"—When com- to the horizontal fixed plane, strikes the plane, with the same emphasis of head and hand, pelled to quit his native country, it was neces. and reacts on the parts of the wheel and axis with which a maiden devotee will sometimes sary to obtain permission from the magis- inclined to the plane ; and the current of air quote commentaries on the bible, or a passage trates, before he could take refuge in Holland. from the opposite side of the periphery, not from Young's Night Thoughts, adding “as They answered his petition in the language coming in contact with any plane to produce a the poet says" at the close ; you may set it in which he had usually closed his invectives corresponding reaction, the wheel and of down that this is a very surprising, forward against them " Carthago non adhuc abolita, course its axis will obey the impulse of this young lady. If after this, she should talk faComitem de Shaftesbury in gremio suo recipe | reaction and tend to a vertical position. The miliarly, attempt ropartees, and even to flirt ere vult.”

diminution of friction on the upper gudgeon, with men of twice her age ; it is still in char

is only a consequence of this tendency to be. | acter, and she must be considered a very forA CHYMICAL CURIOSITY. come vertical. If the plane of the wheel beward young lady. Should you happen to be at W TAE three islands, Malta. Goza and Cumin, / solid, tlie effect of reaction on it will be much a family concert, and after being tired with

are composed of a calcareous rock, which suf greater, than if it be formed by radii ; a long pieces, though performed by masterly fers considerable corrosion when exposed to greater surface being presented to the reac- | hands, a young miss should take her seat at the air, and still more, when exposed to the tion.

the piano and murder three or four battles action of sea water. Over the whole circum

with the utmost nonchalance, her mamina smi. ference, evident marks of corrosion appear.

THOUGH the Quere respecting the sinking ling all the time with ecstacy, while no other After reading the following statement, one is l of gold in water, has excited no little discus face looked comfortable in the room ; it almost surprised that the islands are in exist

| sion : one correspondent only has ventured to would be quite unnecessary for the good lady ence.

send an opinion, with the reasons on which it to make further explanation. « The soft kind of stone in Malta and Goza,

was founded ; and that is refuted by establish lt at a ball you should discover a little fige is always more or less inclined to waste and

ed facts. I again ask, would it sink to the ure of a woman, affecting alternate gravity and dissolve, when exposed to the air : it also un

coquetry ; complaining of the number of sodergoes a kind of saline efflorescence, which

licitations, if she is asked to dance ; and at reduces it to powder, and this effect is hasten

The following question will be easy of solu. the same time betraying anxiety to be engaged ed, by different accidents, and particular situation to the experienced mathematician ; but with partners, whose hands she can scarcetions. The stones exposed to the air towards may usefully exercise the reflection of many 1 ly reach ; pretending to forget what steps she the south, are much sooner dissolved, than in / Tyros.

has just learnt, and talking sentiment in the any other aspect ; but nothing wastes them in

A makes B a present of a hundred dollars, midst of a cotillion ; you need be at no loss so short a time as sea water, one single drop | on condition that he shall expend it in cows. for her character. If her partner should hapof which suffices to rot them presently ; and sheep, and geese. Cows at 10 dollars each, pen to smile civilly upon her, it might be well though only one stone should be touched, it | sheep at I dollar, and geese at ! shilling each, for him to avoid taking a seat by her mother ; frequently communicates itself to the next, | yet so as to have just a hundred in the aggre- ! unless he is tired of dancing, and would like and by this means speedily destroys, not only gate of cows, sheep: and geese..

gate of cows, sheep, and geese. How many to be entertained for an hour with the biograa whole rock, but a whole building, if a stone | must be purchase of each ?

phy of the child. thus affected should happen to be employed in

If you should fall into a box at the theatre, its construction. A sort of saline crust, com

The unprecedented sale at the auction of when, instead of hearing the play, you should posed of nitre, with alkali at bottom and sea

Chief Justice Parsons's Library cannot be con- | hear a miss, just entered her teens, delivering salt, is formed over the stone, part of which templated without satisfaction and pride. Was her opinions like a little oracle, condemning is no sooner crumbled to powder, than the this extraordinary bidding the effect of partial Shakspeare in toto on account of vulgarities, crust drops off, and others continue forming, ity to the respectable family, to whom the and most modern plays for want of sentiment ; till the whole of the stone is entirely destroying property now belongs, it was a display of no- representing all farces as low, and the Spoiled

ble sentiment. Was it a tribute of respect to Child particularly as triling, affording neither

the transcendant merit and virtues of the late | entertainment nor instruction ; though all this HENRY VIII.-A POET, IN LOVE! proprietor, it was honourable to his memory, may be accompanied by the most contradictory “ The following lines, written by Henry, and to a community so sensible of his worth. airs of solemnity and levity, you may be assur

If Was it owing to the increase of literary taste, ed here is another female prodigy, the delight the Nugae Antiquae) and sung to Anne Bu.

it never was so ardent. Probably all these of her father and mother and the ornament of leyn, during the time of their courtship. Byrd, considerations had their influence, and we the family circle.

Should you prefer the play to her conversa. sick.

sult refleets credit on the state of society in tion, however, and remove to the opposite part The eagle's force subdues each byrde that Aies, Massachusetts.

of the theatre for the sake of hearing ; it is

possible that you might find the counter part ; What metal can resiste the famynge fire ?

FORWARD CHILDREN.

that is, a little manly figure, standing perhaps Doth not the sunne dazzle the clearest eyes,

I am a great enemy to long stories, and on the front seat, with his hat over one ear, And melt the ice and make the snow retire ?

| having had my patience often tired by the precisely in a line between yourself and the The hardeste stones are pierced through with tooles ;

eulogies of parents on the extraordinary talents stage. If he should chance to look round, he The wisest are, with princes, made but fooles."

of a son or daughter, I feel willing to try would probably place both arms akimbo, swel

theirs a little, in turn, by a short speculation onling himself into as great an obstruction as CHARLES the First professed that he could the subject.

possible ; and return to the contemplation of not fix his love upon one that was never an That peculiar characteristick or spark of the stage and himself. By the way, it ought gry ; “ for,” said he, “ as a man that is with

genius, which makes this difference in chil. here to be remarked that others of « larger out sorrow, is without gladness, so he that is

dren, is generally so latent, that it seems dis- growth” soinetimes indulge in this practice of without anger, is without love."

cernible by the parents only, in the first in intercepting the sight ; men no doubt of in

stance. They impart the discovery to the quiring luminous minds ; but they ought first QUERE.

child, and as the little thing begins to practise to ascertain that their bodies are equally luWhy does a wheel, whose axis is inclined,

sed; upon it, they communicate it to their circle of minous, or that the performers are not fit to if put in motion, tend to a vertical position, and

friends. It is then thrust forward on all occa- be seen, which indeed is too often the case. more so, the more rapidly it is turned ?

sions, and becomes a premature man or wo- | But to return to our young hero. The reason ANSWER.

man, a sort of prodigy, which the world is you will probably find him here is, that, if any If a wheel be put in motion, there is a cur.

be put in motion, there is a cure called upon to admire. Whether its gifts are such being happens to be in the house, he rent of air, from every part of its periphery, derived irom nature or education may now be will be likely to take the greatest possible dissetting in the direction of the plane of the left to others to determine ; but as these Lil. tance from the little lady just mentioned. For wheel. This effect becomes sensible, in a va- liputian ladies and gentlemen exhibit very dis- | not withstanding the similarity of character, riety of ways, when the motion of the wheel istinct qualities, it may be well to describe

which might be supposed to operate as a mu. rapid. Place a feather, or any light substance, them, to save parents the trouble of pointing tual attraction ; they have the most singular within the influence of its motion, and it will them out, long after it ceases to be necessary. | aversion, and feel a sovereign contempt for be repelled from the wheel with the current ; 1 If you moet in company with a miss of ten

each other. This is one striking mark hy A candle will be extinguished at a considerable or twelve years, dressed in the style of a lady which they may be known in company. The distance from the wheel ; and the current of 1 of twenty, affecting to converse in a matronly miss will not even appea

miss will not even appear to see the little by sensible to the hand. This current | tone, discoursing learnedly of Greece and Ida man; while he will devote himself entirely to

ed.”

te.

the matrons and oldest ladies present ; as if Blackwood made answer, that he thought the bows, fired single guns at her, to ascertain they could be pleased with his gallantries whole fleel seemed very clearly to understand whether she was yet within their range. As alone, and were alone worthy the wisdom of what they were about. These words were soon as Nelson perceived that their shot pashis remarks. This may be called a forward scarcely spoken before that signal was made, sed over him, he desired Blackwood, and Cap. young man. If you meet him in the streets, which will be remembered as long as the lan-tain Prowse, of the Sirius, to repair to their he would prefer you should walk over hin, guage, or even the memory of England, shall respective frigates ; and, on their way, to tell rather than turn an inch out of his way ; and endure ;-Nelson's last signal :-“ England all the captains of the line of battle ships that if he is ever seen with an elderly gentleman,expects every man to do his duty !” It was he depended on their exertions ; and that, if he is always on the right hand side. He may received throughout the fleet with a shout of by the prescribed mode of attack they found it be known also by his easy manners at home. | answering acclamation, made sublime by the impracticable to get into action immediately. Should you call in a social wav; if he steps spirit which it breathed, and the feeling which they might adopt whatever they thought best. up to you first, offers his hand, sits down, it expressed. “ Now," said Lord Nelson, I provided it led them quickly and closely crosses bis leg, talks of the news &c., it is ea- “ can do no more. We must trust to the alongside an enemy. As they were standing ** sy to judge, which is considered the most im- " great Disposer of all events, and the justice on the front of the poop, Blackwood took him portant character in the house, himself or his “ of our cause. I thank God for this great by the hand, saying, he hoped soon to return father. Or, if he should happen to come in opportunity of doing my duty."

and find him in possession of twenty prizes. and scarcely notice you, throw himself into a He wore that day, as usual, his admiral's He replied : “ God bless you, Blackwood : 1 chair with a groan, announcing that he is fa- | frock coat, bearing on the left breast four “ shall never see you again." tigued, that he has a pain in his head, or that stars, of the different orders with wbich hef Nelson's column was steered about two he is out of spirits, as information of great was invested. Ornaments, which rendered him points more to the north than Collingwood's. import to all present ; it is no less a proof of so conspicuous a mark for the enemy, were in order to cut off the enemy's escape into his consequence, and the high consideration to beheld with ominous apprehensions by his offi- Cadiz : the lee line, therefore, was first en. which he is entitled. Indeed you will sume- cers. It was known that there were riflemen gaged. “ See," cried Nelson, pointing to the times see one of this description so forward, on board the French ships ; and it could not be Royal Sovereign, as she steered right for the that he will seem to have reached nearly the doubted but that his life would be particularly centre of the enemy's line, cut through it end of life before the usual time of maturity ; aimed at. They communicated their fears to astern of the Santa Anna, three decker, and having all the habits of an old man, and even each other; and the surgeon, Mr. Beatty, engaged her at the muzzle of her guns on the aprarently losing his memory, seeming to for- | spoke to the chaplain, Dr. Scott, and to Mr. | starboard side : “ see how that noble fellow. get every thing in the world, except himself. Scott, the publick secretary, desiring that “ Collingwood, carries his ship into action !"

There is one quality, however, which it is some person would entreat him to change his Collingwood, delighted at being first in the obvious would check if not totally obscure the dress, or cover the stars : but they knew that heat of the fire, and knowing the feelings of brilliancy of these characters of both sexes, if such a request would highly displease him. his commander and old friend, turned to his it were ever combined with their other traits ; * In honour I gained them," he had said when captain, and exclaimed : « Rotherham, what and that is modesty. But as no instance of such a thing hau been hinted to him formerly,“ would Nelson give to be here !! Both the kind has been known, it is needless to say " and in honour I will die with them." Mr. these brave officers, perhaps, at this moment any thing of this, or of the influence of its op- | Beatty, however, would not have been deter thought of Nelson with gratitude, for a cir. posite quality, impudence. Enough has per- red by any fear of exciting his displeasure, cumstance which had occurred on the precedhaps been said to prove that these young fa- from speaking to him himself upon a subjeci, ing day. Admiral Collingwood, with some of vourites have a talent of rendering themselves in which the weal of England as well as the the captains, having gone on board the Victosufficiently-conspicuous ; and that it is only | life of Nelson was concerned, but he was or- ry, to receive instructions, Nelson inquired of when children are under some restraint of dered from the deck before he could find an him, where his captain was ? and was told, in modesty that parents have occasion to speak opportunity. This was a point upon which reply, that they were not upon good terms of their merits.

Nelson's officers knew that it was hopeless to with each other. “ Terms !” said Nelson ;

remonstrate or reason with him ; but both “ good terms with each other !” Immediately CLOSE OF LORD NELSON'S GLORI.

Blackwood, and his own captain, Hardy, rep- he sent a boat for Captain Rotherham ; icd

resented to him how advantageous to the fleet him, as soon as he arrived, to Collingwood, OUS LIFE.

it would be for himn to keep out of action as and saying, “ Look ; yonder are the enemy ! Continued.

long as possible ; and he consented at last to“ bade them shake hands like Englishmen." 6 BLACKWOOD went on board the Victory let the Leviatban and the Temeraire, which

To be continued. about six. He found him in good spirits, but were sailing abreast of the Victory, be ordervery calm ; not in that exhilaration which heed to pass ahead. Yet even here the last inhad felt upon entering into battle at Aboukir firmity of this noble mind was indulged ; for

POETRY. and Copenhagen : he knew that his own life these ships could not pass ahead if the Victory

SELECTED. would be particularly aimed at, and seems to continued to carry all her sail ; and so far was have looked for death with almost as sure an Nelson from shortening sail, that it was evi

SONNET TO AN OAK, expectation as for victory. His whole atten. dent he took pleasure in pressing on, and ren

BLOWN DOWS BY THE WIND. tion was fixed upon the enemy. They tacked | dering it impossible for them to obey his own Trou who, unmoy'd hast heard the whirlwind chide 10 the northward, and formed their line on the orders. A long swell was setting into the

Full many a winter round thy craggy bed ;
Jarboard tack ; thus bringing the shoals of bay of Cadiz : our slips, crowding all sail,

And like an earth-born giant, hust outspread
Trafalgar and St. Pedro under the lee of the moved majestically before it, with light winds
British, and keeping the port of Cadiz open from the south-west. The sun shone on the

Thy hundred arms and beaven's vwn bolts defied, for themselves. This was judiciously done : | sails of the enemy ; and their well formed

Now liest along thy native mountain's side and Nelson, aware of all the advantages which line, with their numerous three deckers, made

Uptorn-yet deem not that I come to shed it gave them,made signal to prepare to anchor. an appearance which any other assailants

The idle drops of pity o'er thy head, Villeneuve was a skilful seaman ; worthy | would have thought formidable ;-but the | Or basely to insult thy blasted pride. of serving a better master, and a better cause. British sailors only admired the beauty and to-still'tis thine, tho' fall'n, imperial Oak ! His plan of defence was as well conceived, and the splendour of the spectacle ; and, in full To teach this lesson to the wise and brave, as original, as the plan of attack. He formed confidence of winning what they saw, remark. That 'tis much better overthrown and broke the fleet in a double line, every alternate ship |ed to each other, what a fine sight yonder | In Freedom's cause to sink into the grave, being about a cable's length to windward of ships would make at Spithead !

| Than in submission to a tyrant's yoke, her second ahead and astern. Nelson, certain | The French admiral, from the Bucentaure, Like

taure, Like the vile reed to bow and be a slave. of a triumphant issue to the day, asked Black- beheld the new manner in which his enemy

HUDDESTORD, wood what he should consider as a victory. was advancing, Nelson and Collingwood each That officer answered, that, considering the leading his line ; and, pointing them out to his handsome way in which battle was offered by officers, he is said to have exclaimed, that such

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR the enemy, their apparent determination for a conduct could not fail to be successful. Yet

JOHN PARK, fair trial of strength, and the situation of the Villeneuve had made his own dispositions with

By MUNROE & FRANCIS, land, he thought it would be a glorious result the utmost skill, and the fleets under his comif fourteen were captured. He replied : “I mand waited for the attack with perfect cool

NO. 4 CORNHILL. * shall not be satisfied with less than twenty." ness. Ten minutes before twelve they opened

Price three dollars per annum, half in adrance. Soon afterwards he asked him if he did not their fire. Eight or nine of the ships immedi. Subscribers may be supplied with the preceding think there was a signal wanting. Captain ately ahoad of the Victory, and across her

numbers.

DEVOTED TO POLITICKS AND BELLES LETTRES.

VOL. I.

BOSTON, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1814.

NO. XI.

POLITICAL.

| ern Atlantick states, has thus far produced the on the man, and give dignity to the magis.

forbearance which we have exbibited, we trate.. FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.

should infer the most deplorable presages as 1 2. Because he possesses a solid understandNO. IV. to our future destination.

ing, well exercised in the school of political

This hope, (if that is the cause of our pa- | science. THE INTEGRITY OF THE UNITED STATES

ience) it must be confessed has little counte. 3. Because he was an early friend to our MUST BE PRESERVED.

nance from experience. It is a question national independence, and one of the most The writer of these speculations is aware whether the suffering, sustained at the south- active supporters of our republican form of that the utmost of human wisdom is necessaryward, is producing any effect, in our favour ; government. in directing the destinies of a great nation ; | if any, whether its progress is such as to 4. Because he has been uniform and conand that it would be the height of arrogance promise us timely succour, or any permanent sistent in his political sentiments. In all the in a bumble individual, an obscure citizen of security to our rights. Suffering may con- vibrations of publick opinion, when it returns our republick, who cannot aspire to the char: vince them that the war must be abandoned to Mr. Strong, he is found where it Jeft him. acter of a statesman, and who lives almost se- but will it produce a cordial respect to our in- . 5. Because he was the friend of Washington cluded from the world, to dictate what coul'se terests ? War is not the only mode, by which and his administration-the zealous advocate of must be pursued, to repel evils, which have the eastern section may be humbled, weaken- those measures which, during the twelve first grown out of a system of government planned | ed, impoverished, and gradually desolated. years of our political career, raised our country by our greatest politicians. He is convinced Municipal regulations may succeed, as fatal to to the highest degree of happiness and prosthat the presen: crisis is not to be understood us as war. The hostility of Great Britain is perity. at a glance ; that our natural situation, our not, at this moment, so distressing to us, as . 6. Because he has never intrigued for ofhabits, our national character, and the prob- the effect of domestick embarrassments, crea- | fice; nor when elected, employed his influence able course of events in Europe, will all ted by our own government. Such measures, to perpetuate his honours, but by serving the have a powerful influence on any scheme of as were adopted and prosecuted for several community, and meriting the esteem and love policy, which can now be contemplated. These years before war was declared, may easily be of the virtuous. suggestions are therefore submitted, not obtru- continued, though a peace relieve us from 7. Because he has always reprobated the ded as oracular : claiming no authority as party blockade. Who can say our southern rulers policy of adopting commercial restrictions as a opinion, and certainly without any reference to will change their policy? Who is satisfied weapon of offence against foreign nations ; what the federalists of this portion of the Uni while our comfort, every thing dear to us, is has ever aided, as far as his constitutional ted States may or may not have in view. enjoyed by dispensation from Mr. Madison ? power would admit, to avert or remove those

Political power, as it respects the national | In our present political situation, to be abso causes of publick suffering, which have so government, has wholly departed from the lutely governed is our destiny-representation | long been accumulating on the people of Maseastern states. The most perfect unanimity | is henceforth a farce the advantages of our | sachuset: s.. among ourselves could give us but a few more uvolutionary struggle, with respect to us, are | 8. Because, is common with a majority of votes in Congress ; we could present no ob over.

i his fellow citizens in this Commonwealth, he stacle to the same majority, which is now hur- Here, let me again remind the reader, that considers the calamitous war, into which we rying us on to ruin, were every representative | these remarks are offered without any refer- l have been plunged, as both unjustifiable and from New England true to the interests of his ence to the party politicks of the day. I inexpedient ; and is sincerely desirous to have constituents. As long then as the numerical | would look beyond the expeclients, which the peace restored. weight of votes controls our fate, there is no present state of things may require, and invite [ 9. Because he appears perfectly disposed to “ vis medicatrix” in this portion of the politi- those who have leisure for reflection to pursue execute any measures, which the legislative cal body, that can restore our strength. We the probable course of events ; to examine body, the legitimate representatives of the must be at the mercy of the south ; if they their tendency-and to conjecture their result. | people, may authorize, with a view to put a command us to give up our commerce, we The jealousy which we have experienced period to our sufferings, and secure us in the must obey-if they load us with taxes for the from the politicians of the south, cannot be enjoyment of our unalienable rights. publick treasury and take the proceeds to enrich expected to subside. The foundation of this

10. Because he nobly, decidedly, and effectheir own citizens or corrupt ours, we must acqui- l jealousy has been cautiously kept out of sight, tually interposed, in shielding the citizens of esce ; if they bring an enemy upon our fron- but it may be ascertained, by attending to cir- this state against unconstitutional requisition ; tier and our coasts, to waste our sinking prop-cumstances which ever have and ever will dis. and thus prevented them from being dragged erty and destroy our lives, we may murmur tinguish these two sections of the country ; ) to the frontiers of Canada, to suffer disgrace and petition, but we must endure. I ask any and by comparing these with the nature of or death in " a useless and hopeless invasion." citizen of New England, how he enjoys such a that policy, which has prevailed, ever since prospect as this ? If, as in the case of the southern influence gained the ascendant. We OUR PUNISHMENT NOT COMPLETED). revolutionary war, the evil were theoretick, shall thus see wherefore their pride is wound.

The people of the United States have sufcould he reconcile his mind to perpetual vas- ed,—and why professions, which ostensibly | fereci immensely : and to our disgrace, our salage-could he quietly see his prosperity had in view our exclusive good, should end in

sufferings are the fruits of our folly, not of in-and happiness liable, at all times, to be sacri. measures so effectually ruinous. We shall

evilable necessity. The dispensations of Provficed, by those to whom he delegates no pow. then be enabled to judge, what use will be

idence generally produce obvious good from er, but who nevertheless have power to ruin | made of political power, while they possess it, I evil, not miraculously, but by connecting ponhim at pleasure ? If the mere idea of such a as it may affect the interests and prosperity of ishment to vice, as consequence to calise. The state of dependence and hazard excite indig. | the northern states ; and what means must be regeneration of Europe will undoubtedly give nation, I would ask whether New Englanders / adopted, before we can ever enjoy again, un- or rather force peace upon the United States; are likely to bear forever a practical tyranny, molested, those blessings which we now re

| but, as it will result from dire necessity- from at once rendering them slaves and miserable ? | gret. In pursuing these inquiries, we shall fear, and want of power to continue war, not This may be our character : I will not say it ! endeavour to adopt no inferences that shall not from the prevalence of either knowledge or is not. Poverty makes some communities fairly arise from well established facts, or the

virtue among the people, it is not necessary servile, timid, contemptible, and at last impo. obvious tendency of the buman passions.

either to be a bigot or a hypochondriacal polia tent ; but it exasperates others to noble enter

tician, to foretel, that much misery is yet beprise, to regenerating deeds. We are advan

GOVERNOUR STRONG.

fore us. A large portion of our fellow citizenscing 10 the trial of our moral constitution ; 1 Reasons for supporting Caleb Strong at yet hug their errours. They are distracted we are indeed deep in the experiment ; and the approaching election.

with base and violent passions. They are yet were it not to be presumed that hope, a hopel 1. Because he has ever sustained a moral attached to those, who cannot exist but by the anticipating favourable changes in the south- 1 and religious character, which reflect honour operation of those passions. To expect, that

our republick can be prosperous or happy, LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS. | nient, beauty, synimetry, and proportion of the while the instruments of rage, violence, hy

buman body, was employed by the Greeks ;

Translated for the Boston Spectator. pocrisy, ambition, and corruption are selected

| and it was this which rendered them a model to conduct our publick concerns, is absurd. ON ANCIENT SCULPTURE. 1 of imitation for those who seek nature in her We love our tormentors ; when the pretext]

Concluded.

most graceful and most noble forms, for foreign war is abandoned, they will find

The games of Greece were a perpetual ob..

| Painters and Sculptors studied their arts in ample scope in domestick tyranny, and they ject of emulation, which excited the youth to

the gymnasia or publick squares, where the will be supported in it, until consummate sufcultivate bodily exercises. The laws obligerl

| youth, divested of every habiliment, performed fering cure the profligacy of popular opinion. those who pretended to dispute the prize, at

their athletick exercises. Here assembled

| both philosophers and artists. Here Socrates these solemn games, to prepare themselves for GENERAL REGISTER. that purpose, during the space of ten months,

caine to instruct Charmides, Antonicus, and and that too, at Elis, where the games were

Lysis ; and Phidias, to contemplate these ani. celebrated. The principal prizes were not al

mated models of the beautiful, the graceful, BOSTON, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1614. ways won by those, who had arrived to man- |

and the sublime. We may well imagine the hood. We see by the Ordes of Pindar, that contrast,

contrast between the ease, the expression, and FOREIGN. A new and interesting scene

the truth, of these figures, and the constrained some of the conquerors were yet in the spring has opened on the continent of Europe. The of life. The highest ambition of their youth

attitudes of those venal and ignoble models, to victorious allies, having pursued their invader | was to equal the divine Diagoras.

which our academies, both in painting and to the Rhine, there paused and offered hira a

Observe the light and active Indian, in pur. sciilpture, must have recourse. peace, on such terms as should secure the suit of the deer ; with what velocity and free

It is mind alone that can give the body general tranquillity. After some deliberation, dom the animal spirits flow in his tense and

character and expression. These cannot thereit was returned, with modifications, and the elastick nerves !-- what flexibility of muscle !

fore be found in an attitude not determined Emperour's assent. On this evasive proceed. what pliancy of movement-what vigour of

by sentiment. The painter, who would give ing, the allies, without further ceremony, body! It is thus Homer has described to us

this character to his compositions, will strive crossed the Rhine, the 25th of December, and his heroes ; and it is principally by his swift. |

foin vain, if he has not, before his eyes, the liv. entered France at three different points, with

ness of foot and agility, that he characterizes / ing image of what he would express. The a force of 200,000 men, (determined, we pre Achilles.

most lively and best disciplined imagination, sume, to dethrore the Despot.]

It was by such exercises that the body ac

I will never supply the place of the reality. On this recommencement of the campaign, quired thai masculine and elegant contour,

It follows, from the remarks I have made, the following is given as the state and situa- which the Geek artiste bave given to their I not only that Gleece turnished the most beaution of the French forces, as reported. statues, in which there is no attempt at unes

ciful models for the perfection of painting and Duke of Tarente, (M'Donald) it was said, I sential grace. The young Spartans were com

sculpture, but that the artists too, found in the had gone to Holland with 40,000 men. Duke pallet to appear, every ten days, before the

manners of the Grecians, and in the nature of of Ragusa (Marmont) was at Mayence with blori, who prescribed the most rigorous reg.

their publick institutions, the best means of 50,000. Marshal St. Cyr, capitulated at Dres- imen in diet to those who appeared inclined to

deriving from these models, the utmosteinden with 15,000. Prince Eckmuhl, cut off by an excess of corpulence, equally incompatible

struction possible ; and that they enjoyed a

struction poss the Swedes in the environs of Hamburgh,force with the beauty of proportion, and physical

constant opportunity of profiting by these ad30,000. Count Bertrand at Cassel with 30,000 | power.

vantages, as their exhibitions, games and festimen. Duke of Belluno (Victor) at Strats. The Greeks cautiously avoided every thing

vals were without number. burgh with 30,000 men.- Reserve army, Ithat could have a tendency to derange the feasaid to be forming : Under the Duke of Val- ' tures of the countenance, or the propovion of Dr. Johnson's opinion of Musical Execution.” my, at Metz, 10,000. Gen. Rapp at Dantzic l the body. Alcibiades would never learn to

Dk. Johnson was observed, by a musical 15,000. Marshal D'Albafure (Souchet) headplay the flute, as it produced an effect on the

friend of his, to be extremely inattentive at a quarters at Barcelona, 35,000. Duke of Dal-a natural conformation of the mouth ; and his

concert, whilst a celebrated solo player was inatia (Soult) hcad quarters at Bayonne, 65,000

running up the divisions and subdivisions of example was imitated by all the young Athemen and daily receiving reinforcements. The

notes, upon his violin. His friend, to induce nians. Viceroy of Italy, (Prince Eugene) at Verona, The costume of the Grecians was calculated

him to take greater notice of what was going with 50,000 men. The King of Naples said

on, told how extremely difficult it was. to leave nature at perfect liberty to give the to be coming from Naples with 30,000 men. body its just proportions. The regular de

“ Difficult, do you call it, Sir," replied the 30,000 men at Sedan.

velopement of each part was never inolested

ested | Doctor ; “ I wish it were impossible.”

Docto Of these, it is already known that the allies by those ill judged impediments, which, in have disposed of the divisions commanded by modern times, effect a degree of deformity.

A singular mode of Ventilation. At a few .the Prince of Eckmuhl, (Davoust) St. Cyr, Our fashionable inventions, which torture the

| miles distant from the city of Terni, in Italy,

famous for having been the birth place of the and General Rapp.

female figure, were unknown to the ladies of Prussian and Dutch troops took Breda in Greece.

historian Tacitus, stands mount Oelus, from Holland, on the 10th December. A part of

the cavities of which, in summer, issues a

It is well known, likewise, that the Grecians the combined force had passed through Swit- / were ever solicitous to improve the natural

strong, cooling wind. The inhabitants of a zerland, towards Italy. beauty of their children ; and the government

small town, called Ceci, in that vicinity, convey Lord Wellington's army remains - near Bay- proposed rewards to encouragc parents in

this refrigerating air, by pipes, into their onne. An article, dated London, Dec. 31, these commendable attentions. So far had they

houses, in the same manner as we usually constates that they are sickly, owing to the effluvia perfected this art, as to seek even to change

vey water. of the marshes.

blue eyes to black. Crowns were awarded, in The French papers mention the engage. the Peloponnesus, to beauty, which were sus

VANDERKEMP, a respectable Dutch misment, before Bayonne on the 12th and 13th pended in honour of the successful candidate,

sionary, says that the Thunder-storms in Cafof December, some time since reported. They lin the temple of Minerva.

fraria, which are more frequent and tremenestimate the English and Portuguese loss at Even to this day, the islands of the Archip

dous than in Europe, exhibit this remarkable

appearance. The flash of lightning, instead of from 8 to 10,000; but say nothing of their own. elago are distinguished by the native grace The above particulars were received by the land beauty of their inhabitants. There the

diffusing a dazzling light, which confuses the Criterion, arrived at New York, from La women still preserve, particularly in Scios,

eye and disappears in a moment, consists of a

stream of distinct sparks, drawn by the earth Teste, with Paris dates to Jan 14th, Bordeaux those peculiar charms of complexion and fig.

froin the clouds, or from the earth, by the to the 19th, and London to December 31st. ure, which afford strong evidence of the suThe Amethyst and Arethusa, two French

This periour beauty of their ancestors.

clouds, or from one cloud by another.

stream is commonly double or triple, and frigates, have arrived at Barbadoes, captured Those cruel maladies, which destroy the

sometimes lasts two seconds and a half. by an English 74 and frigate.

regularity of the features, the freshness of the DOMESTICK. General Election took place tint, the beautiful proportions of the body,

CONSTANTINOPLE. “A curse seems to have in Newhampshire,on Tuesday-result unknown. were unknown in Greece. It does not ap

I lain upon Constantinople since its foundation. Congress have agreed to rise on the 11th of pear, either by tradition, or their authors, that

| Villains and fools, in miserable succession, April. The blanks in the bill of appropriations either Small-pox or Rickets were ever expefor the army, 1814, are filled with sums | rienced in that country.

| have tyrannized there, from the cruel hypo

crite its founder, down to the stupid scourges amounting to 24,302,906 dollars—for the Na- 1 In a worl, all that art could contribute to

preserve and augment the health, develope

e vy, to 6,892,978. In all above 3! millions.

who are daily destroying the monuments of its

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