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the water may account for that ; for it will put himself in his stead, and, what doubtles | tion and gratitude of his fellow-citizens, will take four or five men to haul in a lead and I will scarcely be credited, the exchange was have deserved well of his country.". line of 40 pounds, at 200 fathoms, and it accepted. This virtuous man was chained

[ Adbe Maury.] continues to come easier, as it is drawn to the among the crew of galley-slaves, and his feet surface. The contrary would be the case, if ! continued to be swollen during the remainder the supposed cessation of descent were owing l of his life, from the weight of those honourable

POETRY. .
to an assimilation in the gravity of the lead | irons which he had borne.
and water, as the former descends..

SELECTED
It is evident how much an action like this
A SAILOR." 1 is capable of suggesting to the mind of an

A CALM SEA FOG. I know the signature to be real-feel much orator; and that he would be unworthy of his obliged to my friend, for his suggestions—and profession, if he related it without exciting [An able critick has justly remarked, that in the folinsert his new quere with pleasure, which is tears.

lowing specimen of poetical 'painting, Mr. Crabbe the following

When this great man came to Paris, found

has displayed a powerful hand.]
QUESTION VIIth.
lings were sold in the street of St. Landry for

“WHEN all you see, through densest fog is seen ; It has been commonly considered, that the twenty sous a piece ; and the charge of these vibrations of a pendulum depend on the dis

innocent creatures was committed, out of When you can hear the fishers near at hand tance from the point of suspension to the cen

charity, as was reportedl, lo unfortunate women, Distinctly speak, yet see not where they stand ; tre of the ball, and tbat the size of the ball all from whom they imbibed disease.

Or sometimes them, and not their boat discern, "

This is now conced. I was of no consequence.

These infants, whom government abandon- Or, half concealed, some figure at the stern :

I ed to publick compassion, almost all perish-Boys who on shore to sea the pebble cast, ed not to be correct ; it being maintained that ea top the length of a pendulum is not the distance

led ; and such as happened to escape so many I Will hear it strike against the viewless mast ;

ed ; and such as from the point of suspension to the centre of dangers were introduced clandestinely into

were

while

introduced clandestinely into | While the stern boatman growls his fierce disdain the ball, but to a point below it, and further opulent families, moraer to dispossess the le. At whom he knows not, whom he threats in vain. below it, in proportion to the increased size of legitimate heirs. This for more than a century,

ury, 'Tis pleasant then to view the nets float past, the ball. What is the reason of this variation ?was a never-failing source of litigation, the I feel prepared to shew that the mode in particulars of which are to be found in the ance, myou nave seen the last ; which it is accounted for in Rees's Cyclopedia

din compilation of our old lawyers. Vincent de And as you wait till all beyond you slip, is incorrect.

Paul at once provided funds for the mainte- A boat comes gliding from an anchor'd ship,

nance of twelve of these children. His charity Breaking the silence with the dipping oar, S. VINCENT DE PAUL..

was soon extended to the relief of all those And their own tones, as labouring for the shore ;

who were left exposed at the doors of the Those measur'd tones which with the scene agree, "Of all the subjects of panegyrick, which the

churches. But that unusual zeal, which al. And give a sadness to serenity.” modern history of religion affords us, the best,

ways gives life to a new institution, having in my opinion, is the eulogy of S. Vincent de

cooled, the resources entirely failed, and fresh Paul ; a man of great virtue, though possessed

NIGHT MARE. outrages were renewed on humanity. of but little renown ; the best citizen whom

Vincent de Paul was not discouraged. He France has had ; the Apostle of humanity,

AT length, with Ellen, in a grove, convoked an extraordinary assembly. He who, after having been a shepherd in his

caused a number of those wretched infants to childhood, has left in his country establish- l be placed in the church ; and forthwith mount.

She listened with a blush and sigh ; ments of more utility to the unfortunate, than

His suit was warm, his hopes were high. in the finest monuments of his sovereign, Louis

| ing the pulpit, he pronounced, with his eyes
bathed in tears, that discourse, which does as

He sought her yielded hand to clasp,
XIV.
much honour to his piety as his eloquence, and

And a cold gauntlet met his grasp : He was, successively, a slave at Tunis, pre. which I faithfully transcribe from the history

The phantom's sex was changed and gone, ceptor of the Cardinal de Retz, minister of a l of his life, drawn by M. Abelly, Bishop of

Upon its head a helmet shone ; village, chaplain-general of the galleys, prin- | Rhodes.

Slowly enlarged to giant size, cipal of a college, chief of the missions, and .“ Compassion and charity have assuredly

With darkened cheek and threatening eyes, joint-commissioner of ecclesiastical benefices. I induced vou, ladies, to adopt these little crea The grisly visage, stern and hoar, He instituted, in France, the seminaries of the Lazarists, and of the Daughters of Charity,

tures for your children. You have been their To Ellen still a likeness bore.

mothers by kindness, since their mothers by | who devote themselves to the consolation of

[Scott nature have forsaken them. See, now, wheththe unfortunate, and who scarcely ever change their condition, although their vows only bind er ye also are willing to abandon them. Cease,

FEMALE FRIENDSHIP. for the present, to be their mothers, that ye them for a year. He endowed hospitals for

hospitals tor may become their judges. Their life and their HOW sweet the heart's full bliss to pour foundlings, for orphans, for the insane, for gale

death are in your hands. I am going to To her whose smile must crown the store ! ley-slaves, and for old men. His generous

nerous | put it to the vote, and to take the suffrages. compassion reached all kinds of wretchedness,

How sweeter still, to tell of woes with which the human species is oppressed, wedness, it is time to pronounce their sentence, and to

To her, whose faithful breast would share and monuments of his beneficence are to be essed, I know if ye are unwilling to have compassion

In every grief, in every care, found throughout all the provinces of the any longer upon them. They will live, if ye

| Whose sigh can lull them to repose ! the continue to take a charitable care of them, kingdom. When reading his life, we remark, and they will all die if ye abandon them."

1 o blessed sigh! There is no sorrow, that nothing docs more honour to religion, Sighs were the only answer to this pathetick!

erick But from thy breath can sweetness borrow; than the history of institutions formed in fa..tao | exhortation : and the same day, in the same

Even to the pale and drooping flower vour of humanity, when humanity is beholden church, and at that very time, the Foundling

That fades in love's neglectful hour, for them to the ministers of the altar. Whilst

hust | Hospital at Paris was founded, and endowed
H

Even with her woes can friendship's power kings, armed against each other, ravage the with a revenue of forty thousand livres..

One happier feeling blend : earth already laid waste by other scourges, Vincent de Paul, the son of a husbandman of fame in Europe !

'Tis from her restless bed to creep This is the man, who scarcely possesses any

This is the man, who, ac- 1 Gascony, repaired the publick calamities, and

And sink, like wearied babe to sleep, cording to the judgment of his enemies, had distributed more than twenty millions of livres in Champagne, in Picardy, in Lorraine, in Ar. zeal only, without talents ! His life was inter

The bosom of a friend.

M. R M. woven with good works, the benefit of which tois, where the inhabitants of whole villages

nuages we still enjoy. were dying through want, and were afterwards

The misfortune of S. Vincent de Paul (if it left in the fields without burial, until he under- I be one to be little praised and even little

* PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR took to defray the expenses of interment. He

known) was, not to be celebrated, when he died, discharged, for some time, an office of zeal and lin

JOHN PARK, charity towards the galleys. He saw, one day, talized all his heroes, and who, at the very in 1661, by that eloquent Bossuet who immor.

By MUNROE & FRANCIS, a wretched galley-slave, who had been con- 1 time. was composing funeral orations for subdemned to three years' confinement for smug- iects less deserving of his genius. But the

NO. 4 CORNHILL. gling, and who appeared inconsolable on ac- l honour count of his wife and children having been

honour of a publick panegyrick is due to his Price three dollars per annum, half in advance. left in the greatest distress. Vincent de Paul,

been virtues ; and the orator, who shall represent sensibly affected with his situation, offered to ! I him in a point of view worthy of the admira. i. Subscribers may be supplied with the preceding

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DEVOTED TO POLITICKS AND BELLES LETTRES.

VOL. ).

BOSTON, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1814.

NO. XVIII.

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POLITICAL.

disgrace is inevitable. They cannot carry on ment to go home and get well, when he was

a successful war ; for, though offering induce-not sick. What became of General HampFOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.

ments to soldiers, which the richest empire in ton ? He came from the south with high, SOUTHERN FEDERALISTS.

Europe could not afford for the purpose of promise,blustered awhile in Vermont-could

raising armies, they do not and cannot obtain not get at the scene of action-hurried to the Ix speculating on the general course of poli- men faster than they die, desert, or are killed, south again, post haste, and resigned, not withticks in the United States, the state of parties on the frontiers of Canada. Despatches from out a liberal share of censure; whether just or is found to have assumed a character so dis- the army teem with nothing but mutual crim-not, he left the publick to judge for themtinc: in the north and south, that it is a com- | ination, among the principal officer's, or ridicu- selves. And what has become of General mon practice, adopted by writers, and justified lous attempts to conceal defeat. Government | Wilkinson, famed in story, through charges by the course of reasoning on cause and effect, is becoming poor in cash, and no less so in of embezzlement, prodigality, treason, and to follow geographical distinctions only. The credit. An alarm has spread, lest worthless unofficerlike conduct? The commander in truth is, that a considerable majority of he paper get into circulation, which compels chief of the American forces has attacked a Northern population is federal, and, of couye, banks to proportion their discounts to their mill-been repulsed-entered the remains of at present, a perfect nullity, as to any poiin al deposits in specie; and this renders it impossi- his army at Burlington college, and is said to . influence in the affairs of the nation, and I.ee ble, were the disposition to lend ever so strong, have been recalled from his command ! ! from any responsibility, as to the sufferings for government to obtain the sums they re- Consuls, Triumvirates, and Cesars can furnish we have experienced--a large majority of e quire, or there would be nothing left for local nothing like this. southern population is democratick, and goy-business. The loans canno! be carried into There are many deserving young men in ern the United States with uncontrolled swy: effect, and therefore the mighty plans which the list of American officers; but, under such All our publick measures are theirs ; and all have been laid must fail, and soon be wound leaders, what could they accomplish! What the calamities under which we have long been up. A passive war, then, in which we may must have been their mortification ! sinking, resulung from political causes, are to receive hard blows, but can give none, is all be attributed to their agency. To be contine our rulers have in prospect, unless they make

THIRD PARTY. ually interlarding our remarks with exceptions, 1 peace. in favour of southern federalists, would be ex. If they make peace, will they gain a single

WHEREVER human ingenuity can contrive

| some method of voting on a question, which tremely inconvenient to writers, and of no con- point, for which they have pledged themselves,

| shall neither be Yea nor Nay, then there may sequence to the general result. They are so in this actual disbursement of a hundred mildecidedly a minority in that section of the lion of dollars ? Let their professed objects

be a third political party, and not before. When repablick, that their sentiments and their suf- never be forgotten. To make the St. Law

the question of an Embargo was before con

gress, the democrats voted in the affirmativerence, the Mississippi, the gulf of Mexico, frages are of no effect.

the federalists in the negative. It cannot be supposed that these gentlemen and the Atlantick the boundaries of the Uni

Could a thirdcan feel themselves parties concerned in the ted States--to obtain a concession that our flag

party man possibly have been otherwise than

for, or against it? All the great measures censures, issued from this quarter, on the men shall protect foreigners-10 * *** I thought

have bes equally simple. and measures, whom they as well as we they were to do nuch more, but I know of

In a speech, 4

man may talk as oddly as he pleases ; he may unsuccessfully opposing. They must be well nothing else, for which they now pretend to be

bring half bis arguments on one side, and half convinced that, when we speak of southern pol- at war. iticks, we mean those doctrines, which are They will obtain neither of these ; and what

on the other, and prove that he has no clear

conceptions on either side. In a LETTER, a supported by a majerity in that country, and I defence will they then make to this abused

man may censure erery body, and exhibit no direct the course of the national administra- j country? What apology will they offer io

pripciple of his own, or prove his total want tion. That, when we speak of the i!iberal, their deluded and disappointed partizans ? selfish, malicious, destructive views of the Will they plead an ignorance, for which they

Gentlemen, are you in favour of a non-importasouth, we do not include our friends. ought to be scouted from civilized society? or

tion act ? he must say Yea, or Nay-Are you It is but justice to the southern federalists, a baseness of political knavery, which merits

in favour of a declaration of war? he must say not only to exculpate them from any blame, the block? If they could go on with war, I

Yea or Nay-Are you for raising an army for with regard to our oppression, but to acknowl. believe this infatuated country would go 'with

the invasion of Canada ? There is but a Yea edge a merit exclusively their own. In their them in feeling (I mean enough to keep them

or Nay. Will you double the taxes ? Will correct principles, they think in common with in office) to our total perdition ; but their hos

you add new ones? Will you borrow six mil. their brethren of the north-but in doing this, tile means are exhausted ; they are in the last

lions of dollars ? Will you borrow twentythey have to resist motives to do otherwise, spasms of impotence ; they must make peace,

five millions of dollars ? Such are all the which do not exist here. They are surroun- and happy, happy indeed will be the nation, ded and overwhelmed by men who pursue a if, after all its miseries and losses, its foreign

poirits to be decided in Congress,—and a third

party is absolutely impossible, until there is different course ; local circumstances, the concerns are left in as good a situation, as very considerations which make the majority when the quarrel was begun.

some act of choice between yes and no. hostite to us, address themselves equally to the minority. They are either so much more vir.

F Oun rulers were very impatient to sit down

OUR GENERALS. tuous than their opponents, as to rise above

to the 6 war banquet.” We find it was only temptation, or they are so much wiser, as to

What a figure the biography of our cotem- an artificial, whiskey appetite ; they soon sur. see that the sacrifice of the rights and pros.

porary generals will make, in the history of feited themselves, and will now need a double perity of New England is, in fact, a serious

our country! What a disgrace to the annals dose of their tonick to aid their digestion. injury to the whole country. They have give

of the United States ! A few questions must en us the aid, in Congress, of splendid talents,

spread shame and confusion on the face of From the conduct of our Generals, whenev. firm conduct, and unanswerable argument. every friend of the administration, thougher they can get ten rods over the Canada Jine, They adhere, with honourable perseverance, to

coated with triple brass. What became of which meets the approbation of government the liberal policy of their Washington, whose

General Hull ? He lost an army-gave up in proportion as it is outrageous, we may well virtues endeared him to the whole republick,

an extensive territory-was at length tried by imagine what would be done, if we had ten

a court martial, and we know no more. What sail of the line on ar English coast,and not a vesse) and struck out the path of national prosperity and glory.

was the career of General Dearborne ? As to oppose us. When we read the incessant sailors say, he “lay off and on" the frontiers of abuse circulated in democratick papeis about

Canada, some months, took a watch house- British barbarity--and British devastation, lee The administration have now involved

retired with precipitation-was not brought to us in justice reflect on this,-that, while we themselves in such a predicament, that, wheth. |

a court martial, but ordered by the governare attending to our business securely on a coast er they continue war, or make peace, their “

of some thousands of miles, we may, almost any | were held in the highest estimation by the Ro. The confidence of the Corporation has been day, see from our head lands, a power, which mans ; that the knowledge of their language, often manifested towards him. But surely a could, at will, lay most of our towns in ashes, and of their writings, was deemed essentially real friend to the College, and to Greek liteand plunder our seaboard farm houses, from necessary to the accomplishment of their rature will never complain that new dignity Maine to Georgia.

scholars, is too well known to require any | stability, and consequence are given by private proofs,

| munificence to the hitherto neglected (I speak

In almost all the modern sciences and arts, comparatively) slighted branch of ancient GENERAL REGISTER. such as Chemistry, Medicine, and Architec- learning.

ture, nearly all the terms are derived from In selecting an officer to fill the new office BOSTON, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1814.

| this language, and it would seem to be dis- it is to be presumed the Corporation will duly

graceful to be ignorant of that from which so regard the rights, the feelings, the delicacy of EUROPEAN. No further advices have many useful terms are derived.

the present incumbent, and that he, in common been received from the armies in France,

Without enlarging upon the many useful with others, will be a fair candidate. Germany, or Holland, during the present week,

and elegant works, which are extant in the The preferences, derived from existing

Greek tongue, we may add, that to the Di-claims, are of a delicate nature ; but it should DOMESTICK. Rhode Island election of

vine and Theologian the accurate knowledge be remembered, that the honourable understate officers took place, on Wednesday, last

of this language seems to be indispensable. standing of both parties referred only to a week. All the branches of the legislature are

It has been held in the highest honour in temporary connection, and it would be ruinous federal.

England and Germany ; and although some of to the cause of letters and of the University to There is not a prisoner in our County goal

the motiern French literati have neglected it, admit, either that limited establishments, (limfor debt.

, yet that nation also has borne ample testimony | ited from necessity) should preclude more libEighteen British prisoners of war, confined to its value and importance,

eral ones, or that the claims of existing officers in the Philadelphia Penitentiary, made their

| It has been asked, what occasion has Har- on limited foundations should preclude the escape on the 20th inst. Five were retaken. i vard for a new institution of this sort ?

Legislature of the University from consulting The expense of the state of Virginia, in de- !"

Has she not a professor and tutor already in its ultimate and best interests. fending her shores against the descent of the this the this branch, and is not that sufficient ?

We conclude by saying, that we know that British is estimated at $444,000; for which she

Does it not seem to imply some defect in this most noble endowment had no reference has claimed remuneration from the treasury of the existing mode of instruction to institute a to the manner in wliich this department was at the United States. new Professorship?

present conducted ; and that we are persuadGeneral Wilkinson, with all his blushing

| We answer. By no means. It has long ed, that whatever measures the Corporation ronours, thick upon, hun,, has left the army, | been considered a desideratum, that there may adopt will have a due reference to the to attend his court of inquiry.

should be professorships in the Learned Lan-rights, the interests, and even the delicate Generals Chandler, Winder, and Winches

guages, established on permanent funds, as feelings of existing officers, if they are not of a ter, who, agreeable to the forner's prediction,

well as in Theology, Mathematicks, and Meta- morbid and too tender a character, have been drinking their wine in Quebeck, physicks.

HARVARDIENSIS. are exchanged, and on their return to their

The Corporation were so deeply impressed families.

with the importance of giving more permanenIt is reported that arrangements have been

| “THE WORKS OF M. T. CICERO, IN ENGLISH." cy to their establishments, that they besieged effected between our goveriment and the

the legislature, till they granted them a fund It has been much disputed, under what commander in chief of Canada, for a general

to establish one permanent tutorship, the in- | kind of government works of extraordinary exchange of prisoners of war, and that cartels cumbent cf which they have very judiciously

merit received the most liberal encouragement. are to be despatched immediately.

raised, as he well merited, to the rank of Pro- | It is of no great consequence to determine that The British are building a very large ship fessor.

point ; but it will be highly honourable to the of war; at Kingston, and express a confident No such establishment existed as to the United States, if we can afford a proof, that expectation of keeping the command of lake | Greek language. That important study, lours may be ranked among the most favouraOntario.

which would require and consume the labour Sir J. L. Yeo is appointed British Naval

ble to Literature. As one, not unambitious of | of an industrious life, has received no other shewing such an honour even among millions, Commander in Chief, on the Canadian lakes. encouragement, than an election for three

I most cheerfully contribute my mite towards WASHINGTON BENEVOLENT SOCIETY. years.

the support of our claim. " This numerous and very respectable society

The incumbent has been uncertain of his! In the present case, no inquiry can be made, celebrate their anniversary this day. A large

future support. The college of his continu- who is the original author. "The disciple of and splendid procession will form at the State ance.

the most distinguished among Grecian philosHouse, at 10 o'clock, and proceed across the

It has depended wholly either on the caprice, ophers, the literary boast of Rome in her Common to Boylston-Street; through Pleasant

or the interest of the incumbent, whether he proudest days, the glory of her forum, the deto Orange-Street, through Newbury and Marl- / would not quit the office at any hour..

| fender of her liberties, the oracle of her purest boro’-Streets, to School-Street, Tremont-Street,

Such, in fact, is the tenure of the existing morals, the man whose fame and productions Court-Street, State-Street and Cornhill, to the

Professor. He might give notice to quit with have survived eighteen centuries, and whose Old South meeting house, where an Oration as little ceremony, as a man would quit a ten- | admirers have increased in number probably is to be delivered, by the Honourable Timo ement which he hired.

to this day, is not now to be introduced to the THY BIGELOW.

As to the existing Professor, he has most

rublick, as a stranger, or an equivocal preten| honourably discharged its duties, and he has der to reputation. To give the works of so LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS. received the unqualified proofs of the confi

great a man, in the living languages, has exdence of the Corporation by his reelection. ercised the talents of some of the best scholars FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR,

But it is well known, that with him it has and writers of modern ages. England has

been a mere introduction to other objects. He NEW GREEK PROFESSORSHIP, AT CAMBRIDGE.

stood high in competition with rival nations, and has never intimated a design or wish to wed

the American publick are now offered, in one SINCE the establishment of the University, the University,to takс her for better, for worse.

uniform and elegantly executed series, a sethere has never been a donation so liberal, as With the best intentions, with solid and valu. lection of the best efforts, embracing transla the one made for this foundation.

able qualifications, which every one will be tions of all his undisputed writings. You have noticed this donation in your pa- disposed to allow to the existing incumbent, it

But this object, so desirable to every Amerper, and it has led to an inquiry as to the im- | cannot be supposed that he can feel that thor-ican scholar, cannot be attained withoui conportance, and necessity of such a foundation. ough devotion to his pursuit, which he would

| ditions. Such an undertaking canitot be exeIt cannot be questioned, by any person ac- | feel if established for life.

cuted but at a very great expense to the pubquainted with the state of literature in our The permanent professorship is therefore lishers. To insure indemnity and success, country, that the Greek language has received

y necessary for the college ; and it is no sort of recourse must be had to the mode adopted in

necessary for the college ; and it is no sort of less encouragement, than any other branch of reflection on the learned officer, who very in- similar enterprizes in other countries-subliterature.

dustriously and assiduously fills that office,

e, scription. The proposition is neitber new nor A few young men have of late years de- | with a view however to a settlement of a dif- l unreasonable : and encouragement is the sine voted more attention to it, than was usually ferent character.

qua non of the appearance of this edition. paid during the fifty years preceding.

We repeat it, no man can have less reason

But if the publishers are thus secured, what. It is not my design to enlarge upon the im- to complain of this foundation, than the present portance of this language. That the Greeks | Professor,

will secure the subscribers against disappoint

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ment? In the first place “ the publication will play, having spent all his money on them at rise to such a report ; and when once put in be arranged and superintended by the Rever. | Oxford, and having experienced that it was so circulation every circumstance, however triend Joseph M.KEAN, Professor of Rhetorick great an alienation of his mind from his stu- Aling, which occurs, is distorted into someand Oratory, in Harvard University.” This is dies, by the recurring of the speeches and ac- thing like a proof of the fact. If the parties, a guarantee for accuracy which, it must be pre- tions into his thoughts, as well as the loss of whom the world has thus kindly and officioussumed, will be universally satisfactory. For time when he saw them. That he had often ly selected as companions for life, without first the high style of mechanical execution which disputes with Mr. Seldon, who was his great taking the trouble to get their consent, happen is promised, we have the pledge of experien- | friend, and used to say he found great refresh- to meet at a jam, a tca-party, or a ball, the atced fidelity, on the part of Messrs. Wait and ment by it ; but my lord told him, he had so tention of the company is immediately awake, Sons to their engagements with the publick. much knowledge of the inconvenience of them, every individual becomes lynx-eyed at once ; Many of the most elegant specimens of Amer- that he would not see one for a hundred if the gentleman crosses the room to speak to ican typography are from their press and we pounds. He said, however, he was not of Mr. tlie lady, his aukward and embarrassed air know of not a single instance, in their industri- | Prynne's judgment, for he did not think it un (which is too often unfortunately to be attribous prosecution of business, for many years, | lawful, but very fit for gentlemen sometimes, uted to nature, rather than the « tender pasin which they have excited and disappointed yet not for students."

sion") is immediately the subject of remark ; expectation. We most cordially wish them

if he is heard to inquire after her health, or success, for the sake of the parties immediately | PARSEVAL GRANDMAISON, à French writer say that he is happy to meet her there," this concerned, for the interests of literature, and and poet, says in the introduction to his is, at once, looked upon as a declaration of his from a belief, that the success of the under-“ Amours Epiques," that “ the Epick is the attachment ; for how could a gentleman be taking will do honour to our country.

first species of poetry, because that, indepen happy to meet a lady with whom he was ac

dent of its own peculiar character, it embraces quainted, in company, unless he was in love THE IRON CROWN.

the best qualities of every other species. It is with hor ? If, in consequence of a knowledge It will be recollected by those, who have at- | founded on History, of which it may choose the of the reports which are in circulation, and tended to the biography of Bonaparte, that, most brilliant epochs ; it may be enriched with from observing the scrutinizing glances of the several years ago, he assumed the title of the marvellous of all Religions. Tragedy | company turned upon them, they should disKing of Italy, and, with great parade, had the lends it her poniards and her poisons ; and it cern in their countenances a change of colour Iron crown placed upon his head, at Milan. I borrows from the Lyrick its enthusiam and ex (I have taken it for granted that the lady does have always been at a loss to know the history traordinary emotions. The whole earth is its not use cosmeticks as the manner of some is") of this crown, and why it should be an object theatre it soars to the heavens-it plunges the question is then put beyond a doubt, in the of this famous usurper's ambition. I have into the abyss-it travels through boundless estimation of all the knowing ones ; the ladies found some sketches in Voltaire's « Annales regions of space. Armed with metaphor and begin to “ bet" “ gloves," and the gentlemen de l'Empire depuis Charlemagne,” which allegory, it can give soul to matter, and body “ stockings" upor. the result with as much throw more light upon the subject, than I to thought. Its agents are the imagination, zeal, as though they intended to pay their have been able to find in any history of Italy. understanding, reason, and sensibility-all the “ bets" after they had lost them. “It is in

The Lombards were an obscure tribe of noblest faculties of man, which attend upon it | vain that the gentleman or lady denies the Scandinavians, known as early as the reign of at pleasure, rival in contributing their res. fact ; the very denial is looked upon as an Augustus ; they were then found between the l pective embellishments."

additional proof of the truth of the charge ! Elbe and the Oder, a fierce and savage race. This writer very candidly confesses, that Does the gentleman allege, that he has been notorious only for their lawless barbarity to France cannot claim the honour of having pro- | no more “ attentive" to tliis lady than to many wards their enemies. At the solicitation of duced an epick poem; and that, in this respect, others, nor more so than the long acquaintance Justinian, they passed the Danube. In the 6th she stands a solitary exception among the na and intimacy between the families to which century they descended into Italy and conquer- tions of her rank.

they respectively belong would justify or reed Milan. In 774 Desiderius, the last of their

quire, he is immediately reminded that, at Mrs. native princes, resigned his sceptre ; but the

BQ's, about three queeks since, he was" mark

THE CONFIDANT) NO. IX. name was afterwards revived by the dukes

ed in his attentions”; which is perhaps true as and princes of Beneventum. They then be “He best can paint them who can feel them most." | far as this, that he preferred fifteen or twenty came a more civilized, but still remained a

To the Confidant.

minutes'conversation with a fine giri, tu imitable people, and, says " Rees's Cyclo- Sir, I HAVE frequently read in the spec

ting the laudable example of those entertainpedia," they were the only power in Italy, ca- uiations addressed to you, remarks upon some

| ing young beaux of the present day, who pable of defeating the ambitious views of the l of the follies of fashionable life ; I have seen a

“ play wooden-gentlemen set up for shew," or bishops of Rome." just censure bestowed upon those ladies who

those young bloods, who post themselves by When the iron crown was made, or who seem to live but for “ shew," and whose high

the doors, in order to levy contributions upon first wore it, I cannot ascertain. In 1184,

the wine, whenever it passes, and get most de. est ambition appears to consist in surpassing says Voltaire, the Emperour Frederick the their acquaintance in the extravagance and

lightfully cur" before the evening is half over. First, surnamed Barbarossa, went to be crown

The mischief which attends this disposition to brilliancy of a tea-party or a ball. The coquet ed king of Italy, at Milan, and they brought and the prude have each, in their turn, receive

magnify every little piece of civility bestowed there Monza's Iron Crown In his annals of led an useful lesson from the perusal of your

by a gentleman upon a lady, into something the Emperour Henry the Seventh, 1311, he communications; and I have great hopes that

serious is not so trifling, as persons are at first says, “ In the midst of the troubles of Italy, before long, you will succeed in teaching the

apt to imagine ; the disadvantages which flow Henry VII. appeared in that country, and l old maids how to get husbands, and the young

from it are by no means few or unimportant; caused himself to be proclaimed king of Lom- | maids how to live without them. There is

valuable acquaintances are frequently broken bardy at Milan. The Guelphs, one of the one fashionable folly, however, which has not

off : a coldness and ceremony is often created powerful factions, which then distracted that vet come under your censure, but which, in

between families, who were before on terms of kingdom, concealed the ancient iron crown of my opinion, calls as loudly for correction, as

friendship, in consequence of some foolish rethe Lombard kings, as though the right of any which you have yet noticed ; I refer to

port, which perhaps has no other foundation reigning consisted in the possession of a par- 1 the custom of circulating reports of persons

than the intimacy between the families. The ticular little circle of iron. The emperour being " engaged to each other,” or “ being in

I gentleman hear's it said that he is " engaged had a new one made.” Which Bonaparte ob love with each other," who never dreamed of

10” a certain lady ; he is conscious that it is cained I know not, but probably the one sup such a ebing themselves, until it was announ

not true, and fearing that the report will be posed to have been worn by the old kings of iced to them by common report, or they per

injurious to the lady, whom he respects and Lombardy.

esteems, and to rid himself of the impertinent ceived that their actions were all watched, and their conversation listened to by all the idle

inquiries, which are continually made of him, SIR MATTHEW HALE-THE THEATRE

he suddenly alters his conduct towards her, and impertinent of the company, which hapThe celebrity of Sir Matthew Hale, lord pened to be present. The origin of such re.

| becomes ceremonious, or perhaps 'avoids her

altogether ; on the other hand, the lady is inchief justice of the court of King's Bench, is ports, when they are not more fabrications

formed by some « dear friend,” that it is gen, well known, at least to lawyers. One of his 1 (which is not unfrequently the case) is gene

erally reported that she has " set her cap" or pupils, Mr. Langton, lest among other remarks rally derived from the slightest eircumstance

is « crying to catch” (I make use of the techrespecting this great man, peoned while pur- imaginable. To hand a lady across a gutter in suing bis studies under him, that " he took up a muddy day, or to offer ter a part of your

nical phrases) a certain gentleman ; if she is a resolution, which he punctually observed umbrella, if she is surprised by a sudden ?

den possessed of any sensibility, her feelings are ever since, that he would never more see a shower, is sufficient, in most cases, to give

shocked at the accusation, and she prefers the loss of a valuable friend or acquaintance to the

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FRAGMENTS FROM MODERN POEDS.

And hether 'twas the force of blood sacrifice of her character for delicacy ; the !

That in their kindred channels Aow'd, result is a total suspension of acquaintance be

THE DELUSIVE ANTICIPATIONS OF YOUTH,

Or the strict tye that closely binds tween persons who might otherwise have

wo to the youth whom Fancy gains,

In sympathy, congenial minds, been happily united through life, but who

Winning from Reason's hand the reins,

You would have thought each twin born flow'r would at any rate have been of service to each

Pity and wo ! for such a mind

Had blossom'd in one roseate bow'r ;' other as acquaintances or friends. But this

Is soft, contemplative, and kind:

Soft vernal airs from fav'ring heav'n course not only prevents an union in many cas

And wo to those who train such youth,

To both like bloom and fragrance giv’n. es, but has a direct tendency to render those which are formed extremely hazardous. So And spare to press the rights of truth,

[SOTEERE.)

VERONA The mind to strengthen and anneal, long as this practice shall continue, pcrsons of

While on the stithy glows the steel! different sexes are completely debarred from

SORROW. such an acquaintance, as shall enable them to O teach him, while your lessons last, ascertain the dispositions of each other, before To judge the present by the past ;

THE pledge we wore-I wear it still, they are committed in the most important Remind him of each wish pursued,

But where is thine -ah, where art thou ! transaction of their lives. An attempt to check How rich it glowed with promised good ;

Oft have I borne the weight of ill, the circulation of such reports, so long as they Remind him of each wish enjoyed,

But never bent beneath till now ! continue to produce any effect upon the par. How soon his hopes possession cloyed!

Well hast thou left, in life's best bloom, ties implicated, would be idle and ineffectual. Tell him, we play unequal game,

The cup of woe for me to drain ; The lady is, upon such occasions, the person

Whene'er we shoot by Fancy's aim :

If rest alone be in the tomb, most interested ; to the gentleman, directly,

And, ere he strip him for her race,

I would not wish thee here again : it is of but slight importance. I am of opinion

Show the conditions of the chace.

But if in worlds more blest than this that those, whom such conjectures most injure,

Two sisters by the goal are set,

Thy virtue seeks a fitter sphere, have it in their own power to remedy the evil; for if they would treat these reports with the

Cold Disappointment and Regret ;

Impart some portion of thy bliss contempt which they deserve, and shew, by

To wean from me mine anguislı here.

One disenchants the winner's eyes, their conduct, that they disregard them, the

And strips of all its worth the prize,

Teach me-too early taught by thee! great, the sole inducement, for spreading such

While one augments its gaudy show,

To bear, forgiving and forgiv'n ; conjectures would be taken away.

More to enhance the loser's wo.

On earth, thy love was such to me ;
Yours, &c.
A SUFFERER. The victor sees his fairy gold

It fain would form my hope in beav'ri.
. From the signature and chirography, I am
Transformed, when won, to drossy mola,

[LORD Brnox. inc'ined to think this communication is from

But still the vanquished mourns his loss,

And rues, as gold, that glittering dross. one of the “ most interested” in the subject,

Holalait to talk tek tek *** ALL creation takes and can thus account for my not realizing that More wouldst thou know-yon tower survey,

The spirit of its character from him the evil described is of so serious a conse

Who looks thereon ; and to a blameless heart,

Yon couch unpressed since parting day, quence in society, as it is here represented, by

Earth, air, and ocean, howsoe'er beheld,

Yon untrimmed lamp, whose yellow gleam my fair correspondent. It is true, its being

Are pregnant with delight ; while e'en the clouds;

Is mingling with the cold moon-beam, believed that a lady is engaged, will generally,

Embath'd in dying sunshine, to the base during the prevalence of such a belief, prevent

And yon thin form !-the hectick red

Possess no glory-to the wicked low'r

On his pale cheek unequal spread ; her being considered a candidate for particu

As with avenging thunder.

The head reclined, the loosened hair, lar attention. This may not unfrequently be

(Wilson ] a serious injury to her, and keep the very per

The limbs relaxed, the mournful air. son at a distance, who is the best calculated to See, he looks up ;-a woful smile

COMPASSION. insure her happiness. But bow could her Lightens his wo-worn cheek a while, braving an unfounded report of her prc-en Tis Fancy wakes some idle thought,

I W Bere is the breast of modern mould, gagement obviate this inconvenience ? I see To gild the ruin she has wrought;

Stern, inaccessible, and cold, in it no such tendency, but the contrary. I Por, like the bat of Indian brakes,

Which melts not, when its proud distress rather think the honour and discretion of gen

Her pinions fan the wound she makes,

Is balm'd by pity's gentleness ? tlemen are to be relied upon, and that the

And, soothing thus the dreamer's pain,

It pierces through the warrior's steel, remedy lies with them. He must be of rather

She drinks his life-blood from the vein. [Scotr.] |

His cares to soothe, his wounds to heal ; an equivocal reputation, who cannot, by the

It creeps into the rankling heart,
manner of expressing his negative to such an
insinuation, destroy its credibility immediately.

And if it cures not, lulls the smart;
MORNING.

All is not lost, if by our side
And his powers of address must be very lim | THE sun, awakening, through the smoaky air

One faithful lingerer fondly stays, ited, who cannot so distribute his civilities, in Of the dark city casts a sullen glance,

But life's dark waste, so wild and wide, mixed companies, as to confound the specula- | Rousing each caitiff to his task of care, tions of the most curious and impertinent. Let

Seems lessen'd on our gaze ! Of sinful man the last inheritance ; him converse his « fifteen minutes" with the

'Tis sweet on some familiar face Summoning revellers from the lagging dance, charmer, in the discovery of whose mind and

The mild reflected tear to trace, And scaring prowling robbers from their den ; characler he feels the deepest interest ; let

And sympathy's responding sigh Gilding on battled tower the warder's lance, him devote fifteen minutes more, apiece, to two

Is musick to the frozen ear of misery. And warning student pale to leave bis pen, or three others, in the same circle, or on the

Miss HOLFORD. next occasion. Mrs. Tattle must then be able

And yield his drowsy eyes to the kind nurse of men. to calculate a nativity, or she will not dare What various scenes, and, 0, what scenes of wo Devouring fate may close the bad man's doom, pronounce, in either case, that " it is a settled Are witnessed by that red and struggling beam! Crumble the throne, or crush the pompous temb; affair.”

THE CONFIDANT.
The fever'd patient, from his pallet low,

But virtue bruised exhales a purer breath,
Through crowded hospitals beholds it stream ; Sighs fragrance forth, and triumphs over death.

The ruined maiden trembles at its gleam,
POETRY.

[PHILLI PS.)
The debtor wakes to thoughts of gyve and jail,
FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.

The love-lorn wretch starts from tormenting dream;
The wakeful mother, by the glimmering pale,

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Trims her sick infant's couch, and soothes his feeble wail And safely found himself at home,

JOHN PARK,

(SCOTT:) He kiss'd the partner of his bed,

By MUNROE & FRANCIS, And then the little king of Rome.

INFANT SYMPATHY. “My dear,” said she, “since you've been gone,

No. 4 CORNHILL.
Our little darling son,
THUS, peaceful, past year after year :

Price three dollars per annum, half in advance. (Oh ! how you'd laugh to see him try!)

One was their smile, and one their tear. Has learn'd to run alone ;"

Nor ever since the infants met,

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The sun had on their parting set:

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