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the habits into which other nations have been time the allies were reinforced by Gen. Bulow | A 74 and 3 large schooners lately ascended forced, by our policy, of supplying themselves from Holland, Bernadotte's army, and other the Potomack about 40 miles above Point without our aid ? What is our recompense reinforcements, announting, in the whole, as Look-Out, took posses sion of some islands, for being placed in a worse situation, than if it has been stated, to 170,000. Intimidated by had some skirmishing in barges with the milic were now but the birth day of our nation ? this accumulating force, and anxious for Paris, tia, and afterwards fell down again, with a for we have extended our malice to all the Bonaparte began to recede. He was at Troyes | frigate and a brig that had entered the mouth great powers of Europe, which successively however on the 29th of. March. By forced of the river, to Point Look-Out. have thrown off the French yoke-and must marches, he arrived at Fontainbleau, on the A large ship, belonging to the United States, have rendered ourselves no less odious, by our | morning of the 3 ist. There he learnt that the was launched at Sackett's harbour, on the Ist evident wishes, than we have been contemptible troops, left for the defence of Paris, had aban- instant by the impotence of our efforts to defeat their doned their position, and that the city had al- Our bay is alive with British cruisers ; it is noble purposes.

ready been 24 hours in possession of his ene- said they do not molesi fishermen or coasters. We do not hesitate to anticipate these un my. The corps of the Dukes of Treviso and Mr. John Randolph will be supported as a answerable interrogatories, because we are | Ragusa and General Compans were collecting candidate for Congress, from the district in convinced, nothing will be gained ; but that between Essone and Paris. The Emperour which he resides, in opposition to Mr. Eppes. on the contrary, the status quo, will be the took up his quarters at Essone. The Empress Information from the south, states, that the

and the imperial court were at Tours. A Creek Aation of Indians has been nearly anni. for nothing, the immense sacrifices which bulletin has been received, published by the hilated the wretched remains having filed have been sustained.

Emperour after he had heard of the fall of his from the frontiers of Georgia and the Caroli. You who have supported Mr. Madison, and capital. It states that the approaches of the nas to the Floridas. Many of them were killed his fruitless, destructive measures : you who enemy to it were contested by very severe in their retreat. . have helped to hurry us into this ailemma, fighting, but it does not give particulars. The REPORTS. That our army of the North is against both reason and policy ; look me in Parisians made little resistance, and Blucher tu be consolidated into 15 regiments, and above the face, and tell me the country ought still entered with only 40,000 troops, opposed only a thousand supernumerary officers to be disto rely on such men !

by 3,000 youths of the polytechnick school. charged from service.

Such was the state of things in that quarter, General Wilkinson has objected to his court THE PRESIDENT'S MOTIVES AVOWED. on the 1st of April. All France was said to of inquiry, on the ground that it is not compoIn the National Intelligencer is a long arti.

be in a state of confusion, and a large portion | sed of General Officers, and the court has gisticle, entitled “ Session of Congress," in which

of the people sick of tyranny and the tyrant. solved. Mr. Madison's editor attempts to review the Success has likewise attended Lord Welc | The British fleet, on Lake Ontario, vepast session. When he comes to the Embar- lington in the south. He fought a severe bat.

He fought a severe bat. sailed from Kingston to Oswego, and la ed go, he says:

tle, with Soult, and routed him, about the 6th 2,000 men, who were marching to the fall on « We doubt not the President, in recom of March. On the 12th, a detachment of 3000 Onondago river, to destroy the articles d os.. mending its adoption, acted under the impulse | English and Portuguese entered Bordeaux, ited there, intended for the quipment the of popular feeling, as well as from an honest without opposition. The city was immediate new vessels, preparing at Ekett's Hay ur. and sincere conviction of its probable effect ly tranquil, and the inhabitants had displayed in arresting that intercourse with the ene. the white flag-mounted the white cockade,

LITERARY AND MIS ELLASE US. my,” &c.

and appeared gratified with the change. Here's a motive for it chief magistrate of a The Duke of Angouleme was at Bordeaux,

** THE 3gstojeregtara. great nation to act under ! “ The impulse of and had issued a proclamation in the name of

THE WRITER, NE I. popular feeling !Instead of directing the his uncle, Louis the XVIII., who invites them

I AS I propose coming abroad in the world, publick feeling into the right path, when he to evince their loyalty to the family of their

in this character, I shall begin by giving some perceived it was inclined to go wrong, he yields | former sovereigns, and announces that he had

I account of inyself. I am an odd sort of a fel, to it, and takes that for his guide, which the formed a treaty with the allies, as king of

low, and have many whims ; but my most obconstitution has made it his duty to control. | France.

The town and fortress of Blaye, on the What better can be expected from a man who

stinate propensity is a desire for writing. If acts from such motives, than just such a way. | Garonne, below Bordeaux, was reported to

there is really such a disease in the catalogue

of human infirmisies, as the cacoethes scribenward, wavering, inconsistent and pernicions have surrendered, so that nothing remained to course, as that which he has pursued ? prevent the British shipping from ascending to

| di, I certainly am afflicted with it to an incu

rable degree. If I were to say it was born N. Y. E. P. Bordeaux. It was reported at Rochelle, chat

| with me, all the disciples of the venerable the city of Angouleme had declared for Louis

LOCKE would be about my ears, and prove, by the XVIII. ; and Rochefort was soon expected

dint of logick, that as there are no innate ideas, GENERAL REGISTER. lo surrender. American affairs in France bear the same

there could be, in the mind of an infant, no aspect, whether the Emperour conquers or is

predispositions. That the mind of a new-born BOSTON, SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1814. conquered. Nothing has been done by Mr:

child, if, by the way, they would allow him any

mind at all, was a mere blank, with no more Crawford.

impression than a sheet of white paper-&c. EUROPEAN. It will be difficult for any

As I am a peaceable man, and have no powers man, however strong his understanding, or DOMESTICK. The official returns for

| nor inclination for disputing, I shall pass these vivid his imagination, very readily to realize Senators in this commonwealth have been ex

gentlemen, with lowly reverence, and give the importance of the news received within amined. There are 27 federalists, and 13

some account of myself from my birth, or, as the past week. Bonaparte, who, within a few democrats.

my friend Tristram Shandy has done, a little years, has carried his arms and spread devas | The United States' sloop of war Frolick, the

before it, and let them settle the matter among tation from Africa to the ancient capital of the beautiful ship launched at Charlestown a few

themselves. Russian empire, is now excluded from his inonths since, has been taken by the Orpheus

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * own metropolis, which is in possession of the frigate, and carried to Nassau, New Provi

Here “ The Writergives an account of a singular champions of human emancipation. The train dence. The particulars of the capture have

presage of his future character, which occurred before of awful, but grateful reflection, which must not arrived.

his birth_and which, like the Delphick responses, was naturally arise from such an extraordinary The Proclamation of Admiral Cochran, da attended with so much obscurity as to puzzle the ingeevent, we leave to the deliberate reason of ted April 25th, is now published, declaring all nuity of all interested, as to the most probable con. readers. The text is a glorious one--we shall the ports of the United States, from the Mis

struction. He is however persuaded, himself, that it give it in brief. . sissippi to New-Brunswick, in a state of rigo

clearly intimated his celebrity as a Writer, and as the

editor of the Boston Spectator does not dispute the jusDuring the latter part of February and ear- rous blockade.

tice of this interpretation, he takes the bberty to pass ly part of March, the Emperor Bonaparte be. | General Hull has addressed the publick, re

over this part of the introduction, as well as the first ing at or near Troyes, General Blucher made questing a suspension of opinion, as to his and earliest evidences of the evolution of “ The Wri. a first, second, and third attempt, with his di- conduct, until he can prepare a statement of ter's" ruling passion. I shall resume the narrative vision, to intercept him from Paris, having ad- facts. [Would not a full account of the trial, with the author's childhood.

EDITOR) vanced to Meaux, within about 12 leagues of with all the evidence pro and con, be the best * * My character, now, began to develop ; my that city. The Marshal and his troops fought mode of appeal ?]

whole pleasure was writing ; at home, or at with astonishing bravery and perseverance, The U. S. corvette, Adams, Captain Morris, school, I had always a pen in my band, and but was compelled to withdraw. In the mean has arrived at Savannah.

have frequently spoiled my breakfast, by daub

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ing the ink over my bread and butter. As I dle course between the two great parties, companion of gratified vanity : But, so greatly grew up, this inclination grew with me, and which now divide our country. I am particu- are we deluded by imagination, and enslaved there was no writing going on, in which I did larly inclined to this, as some of our great men by passion, that the glittering toy of the mo

| are prone to change, and therefore by a mag. | ment has temptation too powerful to be resistral epitaphs for country church-yards, and have nanimous moderation I may continue in their ed, and present gratifications engross, all atfurnished the weather in an almánack for favour, although they should not continue their | tention and destre. abore forty years. In this last species of wri. | former opinions.

It is true that poverty and dependence are ting I have succeeded wonderfully the best

allied to certain misery, and prudence can neve. criticks having allowed that I have very judi

NATURAL HISTORY... er be better exerted than in securing indepenciously attended to the two great unities of THE ALCA ARCTICA. The high projecting

dence ; with which all declare they should be time and place, in the distribution of my snow| rock of Lovunnen, in Norwegian Lapland, is a.

contented, and consequently happy. But indestorms ; and that I know how to rise with the great resort of the Puffin or Alca Arctica,

pendence is an indefinite term ; different perMarch vinds, and fall gently with the showers which is much sought for, on account of its

sons conceive different notions of it, according of April. I can also predict the first appear

feathers. This silly bird is very easily caught. ance of blossoms in very flowery language. The fowler lets down the iron hook, or sends

been brought up in, the company with which have likewise written some political pieces

they have associated, the habits they have sla dog, trained on pụrpose, into the narrow with credit, and many of the patriotick effu" clefts or holes of the rock, where the puffins

formed, their particular kind of reading, or tosions of '75 were supplied from my pen ; insosit crowded together; and the first bird being

tal want of rational information. The man of much that I have myself thought that the Rev. pulled out, the next one bites and lays hold of

large hereditary possessions, who from his cra. olution was as much indebted to my labours, his tail ; and thus in succession, until the whole

dle has-been fondled in the soft lap of luxury, as to Tom Paine and Common Sense. But family, clinging together like å chain, is drag.

whose eye has been accustomed to sights of this portion of my labours I consider as now

ged to light.

Von Buck's Travels.

elegance and grandeur, whose nod has comlost to the world, as I have forgotten the

manded obedience, and whose ample means names of the publications in which they ap

INCREASE OF NAVAL POWER.

have afforded the indulgence of every desire, peared (and presume every body has forgotten

will not easily be taught to think he can be them also), and haye no hope. they will ever ABOUT three hundred years ago, Henry independent in a lower sphere, and with a be brought before the publick again by a VIII. built the largest ship that had then ever

smaller revenue. The opulent merchant, second edition. The truth is, I am always been seen in England. She was called Henry, whose successful ventures and persevering inwriting ; and the town would be more fre- | Grace de Dieu ; yet this prodigy was of only

|dustry enables him to live in a style of almost quently amused and entertained with my ideas, a thousand tons.

equal splendour, who fares sumptuously every if the sapient editors of our newspapers were in the eighth year of king James I. (1611) | day, decorates his dwelling with gaudy magnot such critical judges of style, taste, and the citizens of London built a ship for the gov

nificence, and entertains with ostentatious hosbelles-lettres, as to reject any communications ernment, of twelve hundred tons, called “ The I pitality, has no idea of independence with less that are not offered by the right person.

Traders' Increase." She was lost in the East | than he possesses, and is seldom satisfied with Although I have this. uncongaerable dispo- | Indies, and the king ordered another to be . the longest continuance of prosperous specu. sition for wrid I never run into those kind | built of fuurteen hundred tons. She being as.

lation. The moderate tradesman, whose retail of literary vagalles which we.pro told infected signed to Prince Henry, was by him named

profits permit himself and family to enjoy the the wits of a fomener age. I never undertook | The Prince. A

decent comforts of life, and to lay up someto write verses in the form of a heart, altar, In 1701 the Royal Sovereign was launched. thing at the end of every year, is not satisfied or true love knot, nor have I attempted with She mounted 110 guns, and measured two till he can raise enough to load a vessel and Puttenham, to erect a temple of words, whose thousand tons.

risk his all, in hopes to rival the merchant in columns should be worked off by syllables to In 1745 the whole British navy consisted of large gains and extensive credit, without which "proper proportions of the Corinthian order. 7 men of war of 100 guns-13 of 90-16 of 80 he cannot suppose himself independent. The My propensity leads me to write straight for 23 of 70-19 of 6047 of 50 (125 line of humble mechanick, whose labour gives him ward, and expect immortality as an author, battle :)_23 of 40-9 of 30 and 25 of 20. health, and supplies the temperate calls of namore from the number and extent of my wri: In all, 182.

ture with wholesome food and needful clothing, tings than from the shape of them.

In 1813 Great-Britain had in commission, in envies the possessor's of property the ease and With this view of my character and dispo- ordinary and repairing, 253 ships of the line

convenience he was never indulged in, nor : self to the Spectator ; and 40 of 50, &c. guns--243 frigates and 483 | taught to expect ; and thinks it hard he cannot with the encouragement and approbation of the other vessels of war ; in all 1019.

live independent of manual exertion. Thus proprietor of this paper, shall undertake to fur

independence seems to elude the chace in nish it with occasional essays under the title

which all eagerly join ; of “ THE WRITER." If there should be any

THE GRAND PURSUIT.

(" And like the circle, bounding earth and skies, desire in the publick to know something more

O fortunatos nimium sua si bona nôrint. VINGIL. Allures from far, but, as we follow, Aies.” of the person and condition of the Writer, these may be more fully disclosed hereafter. In the

• Who can shew us any good ?" is the con- How then are we to attain this chief ingredient mean time, for their immediate gratification,

stant language of discontent among all classes in the cup of earthly felicity? We must seek and particularly out of respect to the female

of mortals. Eyer repining at their lot, ever for it at home in our own bosoms ; and, before part of my readers, I hereby make known that

envying their fellow creatures, ever indulging we can expect the wholesome plant to thrive, I am a man of the common size, airy gait,

anxious longing for the adventitious gifts of we must labour carefully to root out the idle strong and healthy, and wear no whiskers. A

fortune, yet neglecting the fairest opportuni- / and baneful weeds, that check its growth, and bachelor, of a middle age--that is to say,

ties that offer, and the most natural and cer- exhaust the soil by which it should be nourished. verging towards threescore ; somewhat addic

tain means to procure substantial happiness. In the middle class, mankind are generally ted to bowing ; very fond of female company,

Happiness, so eagerly desired, so diligently more happy, because envy is not so predominand although not married myself, a great ad.

sought after, and so seldom found, is never more ant nor pride so overweening ; on one hand, vocate for and promoter of matrimony in oth

ardently pursued than by those who have not | they find many in a station considerably above ers, and a very successful maker of matches :

attempted to understand her character, nor in- them, but on the other, many far below ; inso that, should the young ladies of this me.

quired for the paths that lead to her abode. stances might also be collected of persons being tropolis engage me in their service, apply to

She is like the kind, but modest virgin, “that eminently happy in the highest, and even in me for advice, and conform a little to some

would be woo'd, and not unsought be won ;" the lowest, sphere of life. Hence it appears, general rules which I may from time to time

nor will she dispense the sweetness of her that it is not on circuinstances we are so deprescribe, I have no doubt of seeing by far the

smiles on those who are insensible to the puri- pendent, as upon our passions, appetites, and largest portion of them in the list of matrons

ty and dignity of her nature, who are not sin- habits, which keep us in slavish and disgraceful before they are out of their teens.

cere and constant in their attentions, and who subjection. The proud man, with all his bloatI will also apprize my readers, that I am

degrade themselves by idolatrous worship ated consequence and selfsufficiency, by demanda great traveller, and am particularly acquainthe shrine of meretricious pleasure.

| ing more, often receives less, respect than he ted with the female fashions of all countries,

The authority of sacred writ, the precepts of night otherwise claim; and seldom finds from the elegant nudity of the Paris belle to

philosophy, and the experience of ages, might nuch deference paid to his opinions, or subthe modest Turkish lady, who suffers nothing

convince is that happiness is not found in sen- | mission to his will, except from those, whose but the tip end of her nose to go uncovered.

sual indulgence, in frivolous dissipation, in occessities or interested views rcnder them As to iny political sentiments, I shall keep

accumulated wealth, nor successful ambition : 1 dependent on his favour, and on whom he them to myself, and endeavour to steer a mida i no

id nor is it always the attendant of beauty nor the mutually depends for the food which supplies

E'en now, I fed with vain regret,

How soon these happy days must end ;
Already seems my sun to set,

I mark the shades of eve descend ;
The visto catch, where Sorrow grey
And weary Pain are on their way ;

Beyond, with startled glance I see
The billows dark, the fated shore,
The forms that sink, and rise no more,
The ocean of eternity.

W. SMITES

UNE NUIT D'ETÉ.
MAJESTEUX été, pardonne à mon silence !
J'admire ton éclat, mais crains ta violence,
Et je n'aime à te voir qu'en de plus doux instans,
Avec l'air de l'automne, ou les traits du printemps.
Que dis-je ? ah ! si tes jours fatiguent la nature,
Que tes nuits ont de charme, et quelle fraicheur puse
Vient remplacer des cieux le brûlant appareil !
Combien l'æil, fatigué des pompes du soleil,
Aime à voir de la nuit la modeste courrière
Revêtir mollement de sa pâle lumiere,
Et le sein des vallons, et le front des coteaux ;
Se glisser dans les bois, et treinbler dans les eaux !

DELILLE

his arrogance. It is not coarse flattery, nor fine- / well as poor, are equally subject to these
spun compliments, nor is it the liberal praise passions ; that wherever they are suffered to
of the candid that would content him ; he obtain the mastery, they rule with despotick
wishes to inspire fear, as well as admiration ; sway ; and that it is as much in the power of one
to be approached with tremalous confusion, class of society, as another, to overcome them,
and looked up to with reverence ; to be served and rise superiour to their influence.
with timidity, to confer honour by his smiles, This strength and energy of soul is true
to blast with infamy by his frowns, to raise him-"|| independence ; to this elevated station the
self above others by trampling them down ; and, peasant may arrive as well as the prince ; and
as the superiority he assumes is generally re- this is one of the noblest sources of genuine
sisted, he is placed in the situation of Sisiphus, happiness. Certain it is, that some are depriy-
constantly labouring to roll up the stone that ed of health, and some so steep'd in poverty"
will certainly fall down again.

as to be in absolute 'want of the necessaries of
Vanity is the feeblest of all follies, and cannot life; but they are comparatively few whom
for a moment support itself, without leaning Providence has so sorely afflicted ; industry is
upon others. It depends for its gratification generally able to avoid extreme indigence, and
on the courtesy of friends, the caprice of ac exercise and temperance retard the approaches,
quaintances, the ignorance of fools, the cunning and weaken the power, of disease ; so that the
of knaves, and the servility of hirelings. The aggregate portion of substantial happiness,
admiration it delights in is as frequently exci which we nay enjoy, seems chiefly to depend
ted by a tight boot, or a coat fashionably cut, a upon ourselves. * ;
smart bonnet, or a fine piece of muslin, as by the
personal attractions and accomplishments of
the wearer ; affectation is almost as frequently

l i b. POETRY. admired as "grace, pertness 'as wit, and the smile of conceit and self-complacency as that

' FOR TUE BOSTON SPECTATOR of affability and kindness : yet the hunger of Dr. Park, 2 . vanity for empty or undeserved praise is insatia. The following was written by one of the Chinese balladble, nor will it be refused from the vilest hands; mongers on the mouitains of Otterokorra, in the and, when the present supply fails, no ‘slave can province of Shiensi-and was given me, during one drudge harder, or swindler stoop to meaner of my rambles there, as a charm for the tooth-ache ; artifices, to obtain more. This passion, when

and as I have no doubt, it will operate as such upon

some of your fair readers, I have sent it for inencouraged, swallows up every other, banishes

sertion in your agreeable miscellany. modesty, renders feeling callous, and debases

SCARAMOUCH. the understanding; and its possessor ultimately becomes tlte object of general contempt, but

ROMANTICK LOYÉ DITTY.

. very seldom of pity.

O DAUGHTER of the great Ching Chum, The good of the envious man is the evil of

Whose eyes like Kascian diamonds glow ! others ; and their prosperity is his affliction, If there is one in a thousand more favoured by

And wilt thou love thy Få Fe Fum, fortune, or more advantageously situated than

1:' My sweet, my lovely Ho-ang Ho ! himself, and all the rest less so, instead of de- |

The swans their downy plumage lave riving satisfaction from the conparison of his state with theirs, he will pine with discontent,

Where Lano's wandering waters flow and let his heart corrode with unremitting

But can the swans of Lano's wave anxiety, because that one may be thought in

Compare with thee, my Ho-ang Ho ! any degree superior to himself. As his plea

Six moons have travell’d through the skies, sure so constantly depends upon the pain of

And softly gleam'd on Kian-go, others, one might suppose there is misery

Since first thy beauty met my eyes, enough in the world to make him happy ; but, because some few are happy, he cannot choose

Light of my soul-my Ho-ang Ho. but be miserable.

Oh when I clasp thee to my breast ! None are less independent than the covetous.

Chang-fu ! to whom the nations bow, The increase of possessions increases the desire;

Shall not be half so truly blest, every succeeding gain brings less satisfaction

As Fa Fe Fum, and Ho-ang Ho. than the former; and contentment might as

NIC-LA-DES-Pog easily become the companion of poverty, as of covetousness. But the most disgraceful of all dependence

TO CHEERFULNESS. is in that deplorable state, when the mind stoops The hunter on the mountain's brow, to the body ; when to wallow in the stye of

The rosy youth from study free, sensual pleasure is the chief good to be desired,

Ne'er breathed, o Cheerfulness, a vow and to accomplish which is the sole exercise of

More fond than I have breathed to thee. the intellect; this is the Circean beverage that

Yet, sometimes, if in lonely hour transforms the rational being into the brute. A man totally given up to sensual indulgence,

I leave thy lov'd enchanting bower, let him be ever so rich or powerful, let his

By glooms of wayward fancy driv'n ; situation be ever so high, and his family ever

And from thee turn my languid eyes, so respectable, yet in the scale of existence he Nor longer deem thy pleasure wise, cannot rank above the hog, nor are his faculties Oh ! be my suffering heart forgiv'n. more respectable, or his views more elevated. When we compare the various and sublime

Not always can the varying mind enjoyments which are open to those whose

Bear to thy shrine an homage true ; minds predominate, with the paucity and mean

Some chains mysterious seem to bind, ness of the yoluptuary's pleasures, we cannot Some sullen sorcery to subdue : help mingling some pity with our contempt for

Not always can the scene he gay, the wretch, who is so grossly mistaken, and Nor bless'd the morrow as to-day, whose degradation is so complete.

And musing thoughts will sadness bring. It is evident, therefore, that to be independent, Can time so near me hourly fly, we must be divested of pride, vanity, envy,

Nor I his passing form descry, tovetousness, and sensuality ; that the rich, as Nor ever hear his rustling wing?

SUMMER DAWN.

SWEET is the dubious bound
of night and morn, when spray and plant are drench'd
In dew ; sweet now the odour-breathing birch,
The gaudy broom, the orchard's blushing boughs,
The milk-white thorn, on which the blackbird roosts,
Till light he shakes lois ruffling plumes, and chants
His roundelay ; and sweet the bcan-field rows,
'Tween which the drilling plow is artful steered,
Shaking the dew-drop gently from the bloom.
Thence on their lingering wings the west winds waft
A balmy odour : struck with new delight,
The toil-worn traveller pauses on his way.
Perhaps some veteran, bereft of sight,
Leans on his staff, and wishes that but once,
But only once, he could behold those blooms,
Which now recal his father's little field.

GRAUANE.

SONNET
On a Falling Group in the Last Judgment of

Michael Angelo, in the Capella Sistina.
HOW vast, how dread, o'erwhelming is the thought
Of space interminable ? to the soul
A circling weight that crushes into nonght
Her mighty faculties! a wondrous whole,
Without or parts, beginning, or an end !
How fearful then on desperate wings to send
The fancy e'en amid the waste profound !
Yet born as if all daring to astound,
Thy giant hand, O Angelo, hath hurl'd
E’en human forms, with all their mortal weight,
Down the dread void-fall endless as their fate !
Already now they seem from world to world
For ages thrown ; yet doom'd another past,
Another still to reach, and ne'er to touch the last.

ALLSTOX.

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POLITICAL.

| now that Providence has smiled on a suffering | early go dowh amid the darkling clouds of

world, we alone are left with the mark of the adverse fortune. FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.

beast upon our front, probably, before this day, | A contemplation of this mighty change, The United States have been dragged into

without a nation in the world, which we can forcibly suggests the impassioned exclamations

I justly call our friend. This is the glorious ef- of the inspired prophet :their present miserable situation by such mea

fect of that revolution in American politicks, sures of progressive folly, we cannot easily

Į8 this the man that made the earth to realize what a curse we have experienced in

which took place in 1800 : this is the conse- tremble-that did shake the kingdoms ! the past fourteen years of democratick sway. 19

quence of that revolution, by which American “ That made the world as a wilderness ; Some facts, however, readily present them

politicks ceased to exist ; that treachery and destroyed the cities thereof ; that opened selves ; enough to make us heartily execrate

which made every view or feeling, not subser- | not the house of his prisoners." the profligacy of those demagogues, who, to

vient to the ambition of France, jo be consid I PARIS, the metropolis of France, the queen answer their own selfish views, have spared

ered as hostile to the United States. ' ' of cities, from whose confines myriads have no effort to make the country poor, weak, and

1 I do not offer these remarks with a wish | issued for the subjugation of Europe, is now contemptible,

to excite unnecessary alarm. Though our in the possession of her enemies, shorn of her With an audacity, which knows no blush, 13

government has conducted basely to most of strength, though in full possession of her we now find our leading ministerial papers

| the nations of Europe, offering its feeble aid, to beauty.--We ardently hope, and confidently whining about the deplorable state, as they 1

effect the destruction of Great Britain, and to believe, that, notwithstanding the provocations. pretend to consider it, in which we are left, 1

rivet the fetters of a despot, on others, which which the Allies have received, this captive 'at war with powerful, triumphant Britain.

had fallen,—though our loss in wealth and city will be treated with that lenity which fal. Let us look back to the prosperous circum

prosperity is irretrievable, we need not fear ien greatness deserves, and magnanimous constances, under which Mr. Jefferson took the

that vengeance, which would be the dictate of querors ever extend. We hope and we bereins of government. Let the excellent trea

individual feeling, in case of a wrong so malig- lieve that her palaces and her towers, her ty, which Mr. Jay made with England, be re

nant. Our government must be disgraced temples and her academies, her splendid domexamined. Let the flourishing state of our

that cannot be avoided ; and I know not what icils and humble cottages will neither be procommerce, during the operation of that treaty,

real friend to our country, can feel other than faned, defaced, or destroyed. PARIS presents be recollected. Let us remember, how wealth

an indignant satisfaction at the event. But the, an object of peculiar interest-enriched with then flowed into the country from every quar

whole world knows how bitterly we as a peo- | the spoils of time, decorated with the relicks. ter. I cannot pretend to state the millions of P!

ple have paid for our acquiescence in the of classick antiquity and the productions of dollars in property, which were annually add

sdd | wickedness of our rulers. Our standing, un modern art, the seat of science and the Muses, ed to our national capital. Great Britain

der such an administration as has involved us 'the abode of luxurious refinement and profli. would cheerfully have renewed that treaty, and

in our present predicament, is not of a charac gate dissipation. cultivated a friendly understanding with us to

ter, to excite rage. Our government will ] The calamities she must now experience. this day. Why has it been otherwise ? If we

have to retrace their steps, as to the new prin- | may chastir the corrupt morals, reform the are now at her mercy, as some of our latelyt ciples they have assumed, and we shall then lax principles, and discipline the sanguine.

I probably be sont w Naakt our way again into / temper of war inhabitants. vapouring politicians affect to regret, whose

They may tarch is the fault"? Be it forever recollected, that

the world. as we can with a monstrous debt 1 her that the career of vice is seldom ultimate. Mr. Jefferson would not authorize Mr. King

1-monstrous taxes--scarcely any commercial ly successful, and that the sturdy,'unostenta

marine, and our former consequence in supply-rious virtues deserve and command more to perpetuate Mr. Jay's treaty, nor to nego.

ing the wants of other nations, gone. tiate another. With a coldness, which fore.

genuine regard, than all the delusive splenboded his future policy, he at once began to

dour of embroidered vice.-Rh. I, Amer. estrange the two nations--first by reserve, « LOW SINKS NAPOLEON'S STAR !" ! then by sending a minister to treat, perhaps of

We have observed several intimations in all men in the United States the individual who

The recent intelligence from France has

our papers from passengers lately returned had made himself the most obnoxious to that

imparted a new aspect to the affairs of Eu from England and the continent, and from let. government, by his insidious and hostile con rope, and justifies the opinion that her op ter writers in England, that it is expected duct, while in France. When this man, how.

pressed and afflicted nations will soon repose, America will be included in the peace, which ever, ungracious as he must have been, effec.

from the tumults and dangers of a sanguinary the allies will make. in Paris. I cannot see ted a treaty, agreeable to his instructions, (for

contest, and that the throne of the Bourbons the least grounds for such an expectation. he was never censured as exceeding them) it will no longer be profaned by a plebeian ex

Who is to make a peace for us there? Mr. was sent back, without being ever submitted otick usurper. In the wish, that these desi

Crawford was sent to BONAPARTE, who is now to the Senate.

rable ends may be speedily accomplished, every | out of the question, and even he would never Need I recapitulate the immense sums of one who hates tyrannick rule, or has experien

speak to him. Will our host of ambassadors, money, with which our government furnished ced any of the calamities of war, must cor who are now scattered in Russia, Gottenburg France, to aid her in her career of ambition dially and fervently unite.

and Holland hie to Paris, and humbly ask and tyranny—the evasions which were practis

Such wonderful, rapid, and perplexing ! leave to assist in reestablishing the Bourbons ? ed to elude an accommodation, so perseveringly

I changes have taken place on the continent, If Bonaparte were a party in the negotiation, sought by Great-Britain the insult attending within a few months past, that it is almost im

we might have somebody to introduce our Erskine's arrangement the still grasser insult

possible for the mind to contemplate or to worthies to the Emperours, Kings; Princes of dismissing Mr. Jackson, under a pretence number them. It can scarcely be realized and High Mightinesses, there assembled, for impudently false? Need I give a history of that NAPOLEON, who, but a short time since, he but recently claimed Italy and the United every leading measure of administration, dicta

was unrivalled in power and resources, has States as his faithful allies. ' But alas, the fu... ted either by Mr. Jefferson or Mr. Madison, to been bereft of the one, and is menacedo with gitive Corsican is nobody ; and our business show that our being at present in a situation so

the subversion of the other that NAPOLEON, is with Great-Britain alooe. deplorably different, from what it might have who was apparently invested with the confibeen, is wholly owing to the depravițy of our | dence of his subjects, and flattered by their

BONAPARTE: democratick rulers, and to this alone ? Non admiration, is now the object of their distrust,

The present state of abject humiliation, to we have been brought to a situation which, at and the theme of their execi

on which ar and the theme of their execrations. It can which the lately “ supereminent” Bonaparte is Jast, will open the eyes of the multitude. Had scarcely be imagined, that he is destined to

reduced, excites considerable speculation, as

reduced. heaven permitted the tyrant of Europe to have be a premature victim of his inordinate ambi to the course he will pursue. Many suppose longer domineered over the liberties of man- tion—that the sun of his glory, which rose

that, rendered desperate by the reverses of

thai, rendered desperate by the kind, it is evident, we had voluntarily enlisted from the mists of obscurity, and has shone fortune, he will expose himself to the utmost ourselves as the most abiect of bis slaves : and with. such intolerable splendour, will thus danger, court death in arms, and refuse to

survive his fall. We may speculate, with When affairs are settled in Paris, the Em-| teries, retired. On the 14th inst. tho latter others ; and without pretending to prophetick | perour of Russia is expected in London, and passed Burlington, towards Canada. views, we offer it as our opinion that the up- the most splendid arrangements are making | A fresh rumour is in circulation, that Ad. start Corsican, the mere child of fortune, for a grand Fete, to be celebrated on the in miral Cochrane intends to attempt the de. great only by making himself the instrument | stallation of the Emperour as Knight of the struction of the 74, building at Portsmouth, of men's worst passions, will not display that Garter.

N. H. He is said to have made formidable high sense of honour, which cannot be recon Two frigates and two brigs, in frame, with preparations for that purpose. ciled to disgrace. He may be accidentally ample military and other stores, were in rea An alarm has likewise prevailed at Savankilled but we do not belicve he will refuse a diness, and to be immediately sent out, to in nah, owing to the appearance of a considerable fair opportunity to live, on any terms, that the crease the force on the Canada Jakes.. British force off St. Mary's. allies, and the people of France may prescrile. No ministers had been appointed, on the

part of the British government, to meet ours
at Gottenburgh, as late as the 7th of April.

LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS. GENERAL REGISTER. Lord Castlereagh was at Paris ; but it was re

YOB THB BOSTOX SPECTATOR. ported that ministers would be appointed by

- LE REVEUR, No. III. BOSTON, SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1814,

the privy council, as soon as the arrival of the
American ministers at Gottenburgh should be

Doctrines advanced by great men are not announced.

to be slightly disregarded, nor ought we to EUROPEAN. Since our last, the publick

consider ourselves bound by any weight of Journals continue to teem with the most Proclamation of the Duke of Angouleme. character, to an implicit faith in what the best agreeable and interesting intelligence. The FRENCHMEN I-The day of your deliverance ! exercise of our own reason rejects, provicounter revolution in France advances with approaches ! The nephew of your King, the ded we are confident we comprehend the much greater rapidity than did the storm of husband of the daug

husband of the daughter of Louis XVI. has ar terms. The respect we owe to superior unanarchy, and by a far less sacrifice of human rived among you. It is near the cradle of derstanding may induce us, in such cases, to blood. We fondly hope that in a few months

Henry IV. that one of his lineal descendants mistrust our own impressions, but no degree more the long distracted, bleeding France,

has just unfurled, amidst the gallant French, of authority can exclusively amount to that will be reestablished in peace and repose.

the ancient banner of the lilies, and announces | kind of evidence which convinces. The mind At the latest dates, the allied sovereigns,

to you the return of happiness and peace, un must see for itself, and see that an inference personally, or by representation, were in Par

der a reign, the protector of the laws and of justly follows from
der a reion, the pr

the premises, or it does is, negotiating for peace, not with the usurper publick liberty !

not, and cannot believe. of the throne of France, but with THE SENATE.

No more tyrants ! no more war ! no more From Solomon, to the moralist of yes. The Corsican kept at a respectful distance, I conscriptions'! no more vexations imposts! terday, it has been customary to represent all where, is not precisely stated, but without any

thout any | May your calamities, at the voice of your sublunary enjoyment as “ vanity and vexation prospect of retrieving his loss. It is said in a

of spirit.” Human existence is depicted as a Frankfort paragraph, that after his gaining

your errors by oblivion, your dissentions by scene of unremitting disappointment, and some advantages over Blucher and the Prince that affecting union of which he will be the

though the almost universal disposition of of Wirtemburgh, (which we have mentioned) pledge.

mankind to protract life is a proof that we find ote to his father in law as follows." The | The promises which he has made to you,

it a real good, were we to accredit our philos. Russian army is annihilated ; the Prussian ar

ophers, we should be incapable of any desire my is disorganized ; there remains only your's ardently desirous to fulfil, and to signalize by

but to mingle with our kindred dust. to make war on me ; but why? Let us make his love and by his deeds of beneficence, the

· The book of Ecclesiastes, I have ever con. peace" &c. The Emperor Francis communi. |

- | fortunate moment which, in giving him back | sidered, as intended to illustrate the folly of cated the letter to his allies, who despatched his subjects, restores him to his children.

an ungrateful peeyishness of temper, no less three generals with a verbal answer, Vive le Roi.

than as a code of maxims which we are to It is perfectly ascertained that all the allied By his Highness Monseigneur the Duke of

adopt. Solomon was undoubtedly of a san. powers have united in the plan of re-establish

ANGOULEME, guine temperament of mind. He overrated, ing the Bourbon family. The Prince Regent

Count ETIENNE DE DAMAS. in anticipation, the enjoyments, which he apinformed the British parliament, early in April, St. Jean de Luz, Feb. 20.

pears in many instances to have been too so« that the allies were now perfectly unanimous

licitous to procure. It was the destiny of but with respect to the measures which were now Speech of the Mayor of Bordeaux, to his Roy.

one man to be placed in a terrestrial paradise, become absolutely necessary to secure the re a l Highness the Duc D'Angouleme.

and he who expects unalloyed happiness must pose of Europe. This information was re « SIR-How glorious is this day for the be disappointed. True philosophy, or what is ceived with loud acclamations of joy.

City of Bordeaux, which welcomes to its bos- the same thing conveyed by a more dignified The Duke d'Angouleme has circulated from om the nephew and son-in-law of Louis XVI. term, the christian's view, lies between. The Bourdeaux his commission to act for Louis 18. | and our well beloved King Louis XVIII. world has its evils—that all experience proves We have copied his proclamation, and the France then is about to renew her happiness. but existence is not a curse. Our conspeech of the mayor of Bordeaux, on the duke's She could enjoy it only under the paternal ceptions of the attributes of Deity teach us entering that city. There is something in the government of the descendant of Henry IV.of that it could never be so intended. Our conspirit of these papers, which warms the ha- the Monarch whose superior wisdom has been sciousness, when honestly consulted, is even mane breast...something that assures us French- | | equally evinced in prosperity as amid misfor. stronger proof, than our speculations on the men will return with enthusiastick loyalty to tunes.

divine character. the family of their ancient monarch-that they “ What better assurance can we possess of It may be that Doctor Johnson's Rasselas will hail the prospect of relief from the most our future happiness than the presence of a is a just picture of life, and that this ingenious cruel tyranny of tranquillity and peace, which | prince so celebrated for his affability, his pru- and interesting fiction has a good moral ten. now unexpectedly bursts upon them, with that dence, and his firmness. Shew yourself, “Sir, dency, but of this I could never find myself fervour which so strongly marks their national |

nely marks their national | in the midst of the faithful subjects of our persuaded. Of all such writings, and they character.

King, and give to them the example of your abound, the errour, I humbly conceive, lies in Lord Wellington was advancing in the di- virtues. Receive the most decided marks of attributing to the very nature of our existence rection of Thoulouse. A British Admiral has our love, our devotion and our profound re- ! in this world, evils which originale altogether entered the Garonne. Insurrection is brisk inspect."

from the improper indulgence of some of our La Vendee Nantz is likewise said to have

passions and affections. If we are foolish declared for the Bourbons.

DOMESTICK. On the 29th of April, the enough to set it down that a certain degree of In the north the cause of the allies is at- | U.S. sloop of war, Peacock, of 18 guns, Capt. wealth or fame is essential to our felicity, if tended with no less prosperity. Count D'Ar- Warrington, captured the British brig of war we are defeated in the pursuit, and of course tois, brother of Louis XVIII., says a Brussels | Epervier of 18 guns, after an action of 42 become miserable, shall we rail at life ? Shall article, was received at Nancey with the minutes. The Peacock arrived safe at Savan- | we murmur at the allotments of Providence, strongest proofs of affection and joy. The nah, on the 4th inst. with 118 prisoners, and when all the ovil of which we complain is of French garrison evacuated Brussels, March 120,000 dollars in specie..

our own fabrication ? 27th-Alost, the 28th-and Ghent on the On the appearance of Commodore Mc Don Or if we attain our object, and discover that evening of the same day. The head quarters nough, in his new sloop of war, with several the pleasure of fruition comes far short of of the Prince Royal of Sweden were at Liege gallies, at the mouth of Otter creek river, the our anticipations, is our extravagance of hope on the 25th,

British feet, which had been firing at the bat. 1 a just ground of discontent ?

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