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DEVOTED TO POLITICKS AND BELLES LETTRES.

VOL. I.

BOSTON, SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1814.

NO. XXIV.

POLITICAL

required to thank and adore Satan, who seduced. It is not improbable that a third intermedi

and tyrannized over mankind, for the glorious ate estate will be yet established, in the new FOR TRE BOSTON SPECTATOR.

plan of redemption. Far be it from me to in government. The materials are ready, but FRANCE.

timate any analogy in the merits or importance their heterogeneous quality presgots an obstaThe time has now arrived, and we rejoice of the events, but the parallel in reasoning is cle, which it will require some ingenuity to in its unexpected advent, when we can prove perfect.

remove-an ancient and an upstart class of that we are not, and have not been actuated It is neither true that the object of the French noblesse. To this difficulty alone, we preby any undue prejudice against the French people, when they murdered the good Louis sume, it was owing, that Louis bas not offered pation. We feel and cheerfully profess a live. XVI., nor of Bonaparte, when he dissolved the to his people, at once, the most perfect plan ly satisfaction at the prospect of happiness, directory and drove the legislative body from that human wisdom ever devised, or experiwhich now opens upon this great people. Na-their seats, at the point of the bayonet, have lence recommended. tions like individuals have their characteristick | been accomplished, by the present establish- Before we close these remarks, it may not faults—the French are ambitious, and, under ment of a limited monarchy. The former be unnecessary to guard against a misconall sorts of government, ever disposed to age | swore eternal enmity to monarchy, and volun.struction of our political sentiments, with regrandize themselves by political intrigue. Of tarily submitted to all the horrors of democra spect to the government of our own country. this, we cannot expect that they are cured ; it cy, until Bonaparte took the command, and It will be said by cavillers that we are recomis a disposition which would probably never placed upon their necks the yoke of military mending an ORDER OF NOBILITY, and are deend, but with their extirpation, and that is nei-despotism. His usurped power was exer sirous to see it recognized in the constitution ther practicable nor desirable. Providence, by cised with progressive cruelty, until his insa of the United States. This is far from true ; the full swing of their predominant vice, has tiable ambition roused all Europe against him, it would be the madness of folly to think of reduced them to such a situation, that they and at last the allied armies entered France in such an innovation. There can be no House will not soon be able to disturb tlie peace o triumph, occupied the capital, and banished the of Lords in any country, unless constituted by other states, unless internal corruption pave the despot. By destroying the armies of Bona- a natural, acknowledged aristocracy, or apway for this influence ; and the same Provi. | parte, Frenchmen have been magnanimously pointed by a military despot. The perfection dence has left the other nations of Europe to liberated ; by the generosity of their King, of the British constitution has grown out of a undergo such a scene of discipline, from their shackled by no condition whatever, they are state of society, which has subsisted for many want of political virtue and firmness, that the offered a free government, which, having am centuries. We must struggle on, with our goveroments of the continent are meliorated, ply experienced the folly and madness of their parties and our factions- our checks and bal. and their subjects instructed in the duties and whole revolutionary scheme, they will un ances on parchment, and our total want of advantages of patriotism.

doubtedly accept. What stupid folly to pre them in prt ctice. All power, among us, comes Louis the Eighteenth has agreed with his tend, that, in this compact between the res from the people, and the best way to get it is people on an excellent constitution. His long, lored king and the people, the exiled emperor not unfrently to cajole and deceive them. residence in England has afforded him a field had a voice ! He has gone, sorely against his They will bear almost any abuse of power of observation, which he seems to have im- | will, bearing with him the cxecrations of all thus obtained. But were we all to feel and proved like a wise statesman, and a virtuous the world, except of his ininions, the demo. regret the evils, which attend our system, we sovereign. He has there seen that a people crats of our country.

cannot have a better, for the materials do not may be free-their rights secured by law ! We have said that France is now favoured exist, and cannot be fabricated. We are a their prosperity the dearest charge of the Prince, with a constitution of government, resembling, new people all started together in the race without derogating from the dignity of the in its outlinel, the features of British freedom. of competition for distinction but thirty eight monarch. As the harbinger of his return to At present, however, it loses much in the years ago; and none have yet so distanced his distressed and exhausted subjects, and of comparison, and leaves her liberty less se- | their companions, that a line can be drawn, to the felicity which they may anticipate, he has, cure. It wants that excellent regulating pow. the propriety of wliich the wliole community voluntarily, without the least requisition or er, which is found in England in a hereditary would assent. suggestion, that we can discover, proposed to nobility, constituting a permanent branch of

Until after the above remarks were them the outlines of the BRITISH Constitu the legislature. A monarch and an entirely | written and in type, we were under an erroTION for their adoption !* This, it must be popular legislature is not a well balanced gove neous impression, as to the new French conconfessed, is a vast improvement on the an- ernment. One or the other will inevitably stitution, from having before iis a paper concien régime, and what Frenchmen will more preponderate, in the course of its operation, taining an imperfect sketch of its plan, in which strongly feel, compared to their situation either when it may become a democracy or a des the hereditary, aristocratick character of the under the name of Republick or the unqualifi- potism. As it is impossible to divest human Sen.te was carefully kept out of sight. We ed and inexorable despotism of Bonaparte, it beings of that strongest of all human propen- | now find that what is technically called the Lewill be a new existence.

sities, self-love, that system is the most per gislative Body, which is a House of Commons, Some, who bave been the eulogists and par fect, which makes this passion, so hostile to is the only elective branch. That the old and tizans of France, through all the infamous con publick liberty, neutralize itself. Where a new Nobility are to constitute a body of legis. duct of her cut-throat rulers and insolent ty nobility is established, constituting a part of lative peers, whose honours and functions are rant, though blasted in all their hopes and pre the legislature, it is their interest to give their hereditary. The whole system, therefore,

weight to the popular branch of the govern- | which has been so warmly recommended in cation, by expressing their approbation of this ment, if the influence of the crown threatens to some of our democratick papers, is modelled new government, and, with an absurdity, equal become too powerful; for an ambitious moti upon the British constitution. It only remains led only by its impudence and falsehood, assert | arch will ever be found more jealous of aris- | now to be ascertained by experience, whether that this great national blessing is the work of tocratick, than of popular consequence. On such a popular form of government as the Brithe Corsican usurper ! As well might we be the other hand, popular ascendancy, over regal tish, is adapted to the French character.

• The whole substance of the Constitution, as drawn power, tends to destroy all artificial distincup in form by the provisional government, will be tions in society-a nobility therefore is a safe We take the liberty to republish an editorial article. found in the speech of the Count d'Artois, which be guard against levelism and anarchy, and be from the Repertory, written by the present editor gives as previously authorised by his brother, the comes a shield to the dignity of the monarch,

of this paper, about seven years ago. We ask the King. Besides this, as the provisional government

privilege of this satisfaction, because such speculawas constituted at the request of the Allies in possession when it is assailed. As I am now only speak

tions were at that time, and have been ever since, of Paris, and acting in concert with the King, there can ing of the apparent defect in the French con

sneered at by the advocates of French despotism be no doubt, but the whole systein had been suggested

stitution, as published, it is not necessary to among us, as ridiculous and visionary. to them as his wish. It would otherwise be very sinshew how the other two branches respectively

“ Since France began her career of aggrangular, that there should be such perfect concert be operate in preserving the balance, and pre- dizement, which has terminated in the subjutween his intentions and the result of the deliberations venting abuse or assumption, in either of the gation of continental Europe, the many hun

venting abuse or assumption, in either of the gation of contin of the provisional government.

divisions of power.

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dreds of thousands who have perished in aiding had serious provocation, and I should imagine the 10th and 11th of April, in which the for. or resisting its progress afford a subject of re- every man of sense would perceive, that to mer was victorious and took Toulouse. preiful reflection to the humane mind. There bristle up, now, when we are lelt alone, and London was illuminated three nights in suc. are but few so callous to the natural philan- | sullenly to repress our joy at an event, which cession, in consequence of the ever memora. thropy of the human soul, as to contemplatc ! is certainly of immense benefit to us, merely | ble events, which have occurred in France. the sacrifice of numberless hosts of fellow | because it leaves her independent and secure, Messrs. Bayard and Gallatin arrived in Eng. inortals, and all the concomitant scenes of would neither display a very noble spirit on land, on the 8th of April.. misery produced by this sanguinary triumph of our part, nor tend to conciliate her friendship. The American frigate John Adams, with ambition, without sensations revolting and | It is for correct men throughout the United Messrs Clay and Russel on board. has arrived pa n ul. Yet, when we see France the empress States to show, to the uttermost of their power, at Gottenburg. of all the kingdoms, states, and republicks of | how many are correct, how many are opposed DOMESTICK. The Hon. CRISTO Europe, and satiated with the blood of those to the foolish and wicked policy of our governo | Gore has bcen reelected Senator in the Con. who struggled to maintain their freedom, it is ment in making common cause with Napolean gress of the United States, from Massachu. the most melancholy reflection of all, that the Bonaparte ; how many exult in the destruction setts, for six years. tragedy is but half completed. In many ages of his tyranny ; how many hail the return of al A party of 300 men and six officers. Eng there does not appear but one Bonaparte, and pacifick government in France, and the trium- / lish, have been taken at Sandy creek. no one less than Bonaparte can preserve the phant close of Great Britain's magnanimous Commodore McDonnough is with his integrity of that immense empire he has forme contest for the general cause of human free | squadron on lake Champlain, off Plastsburg. ed. That consolidation of nations, which he | dom. How many are untouched by the un A solemn Religious FESTIVAL will soon be has cffected. is a forced state of things. IT | friendly, malignant spirit which our rulers have observed in this town, in gratitude to the ALCANNOT AND WILL NOT ENDURE. There is displayed ; how many desire and fondly antici- MIGHTY RULER OF NAP

MIGHTY RULER OF NATIONS, for his mercy herhaps no strong reason to assert that it will pate a peace, just in its principles, and honour in liberating the world froin the most cruel not exist, while he remains to direct and con- | able to the nation, though disgraceful to the and destructive Tyranny that ever wasied hu. trol. But his creatures will owe no allegiance authors of the war.

man life or desolated the face of the earth. nor gratitude to his successor ; and though | This first step is certainly due to ourselves. Fifty-nine British prisoners near Chilicothe the sword destroy forms of government, it does | Be just and fear not. It may produce much have been ordered by Mr. Madison, into close not' materially change the long established good, it can do no harın. If any exigency confinement. Fresh irritation. habits of nations, nor those relations which na- | should unfortunately require that the whole * On Thursday last was deposited, with approture has founded. The Emperor Napoleon, energy of the country should be brought into | priate ceremonies, in the north-east corner of with all his power, cannot make all Europe defensive operation against Great Britain, it the “ Church Green,” in Summer-Strcet, a Frenchmen. Spaniards, Germans, Dutchmen, I will be favoural te to our cause, and a consola- | PLATE with a Latin inscription, of which the and Prussians will still feel that they are a dis- | tion in the trial, that we have lacquitted our. f following is a translation : tinct people : and for one nation to be volunta- selves with individual integrity, and discharged

A CHURCH rily in a state of perpetual dependence on our consciences.

on this spot, was originally dedicated by our Forefathere another, is not in the nature of man.

Such an evil' we do not yet apprehend, though to God All-mighty and All.good, Jan. A.D. 1717.

It was enlarged A.D. 1729.-It was taken down April, Arguing therefore from the experience of some alarms have been circulated. We un

A. D. 1814. former ages, from the constitution of the hu- doubtedly can provoke Great Britain to exert

The foundation of a new Edifice man mind, the time will come when the strides the utmost of her power ; but we see no rea

(may God prosper and bless our design) of Gallick power must all be retraced. The son to expect she will require more than the

was laid April 14, A. D. 1814. time will come, when he who may sit on the relinquishment of those new claims whieh the The Rev. SAMUEL COOPER TEACHER being Pastor of our

Church. throne of France will not have the capacity, i present administration made the PRETEXT for

1: On the reverse. This transaction took place, while like Bonaparte, to preserve her sway. war. It is suggested that she may deny us

His Excellency CALEB STRONG was Governour of the But what monarch ever contracted his em those privileges for our fisheries, which we

Commonwealth of Massachusetts ; His Honour WLpire but from necessity ?-Where the capaci obtained by the treaty of peace. The sugges- | LIAM Phillips, Lieutenant-Governour; and Rev. Joax ty to rule may be deficient, lust of power and tion is thought to be countenanced by the me THORNTON KIRKLAYT, D.D. lately Pastor of this Church, personal pride will prompt the future Empe morial of the Newfoundlanders. "The London was President of Harvard University. rour of France to maintain his ascendancy. merchants memorialized the government, and Nations will throw off the yoke ; but, as the used very powerful means, to pieventourves LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS. present state of things has resulted from the sels going to France and other parts of the

FOB THE BOSTON SPECTATOR. hard earned triumphs of a despot's subjects continent, under Erskine's unauthorised arover people struggling to retain their inde rangement ; but they did not succeed. The

THE CONFIDANT, No. X. pendence, so their independence will never be inhabitants of Jamaica, and various portions of “Every thing by turns, and nothing long." reestablished, unless human nature change, but British colonists not unfrequępply petition in 1 It is a part of the national policy and reliby successful triumphs of people struggling to favour of their local interests ; and the govern: I gion of India, which has pre be free, over their enslavers. The battles of ment accords or not, according to its sense of some thousands of years, not only that every Marengo. Austerlitz, Eylau, and Friedland | justice and sound policy. They will do so now. | man shall be restricted, as long as he lives, to must be fouglat over again.

But the consequences of the French revolu- the exercise of that occupation with which he For this reason, the success of Bonaparte's tion, and of French ambition directed by Bon shall begin active life, but that every individuarms, his monstrous extent of domination, aparte, have hurried us into calamities more | al, generation after generation and century af. which every man must know cannot be per

ter century, shall follow exclusively the occuvation has come ; let us be grateful to that 'pation of his father. Absurd as such a reguladelight in the perspective of incalculable mis Providence which delivers us from evil, while tion may appear to us, there have been both ery and carnage !

we endeavour to destroy ourselves. Let the philosophers and statesmen, who have thought Yet-Heaven forgive the unfeeling depray. great allied powers of Europe hear the voice it favourable to the happiness and prosperity ity of man !-there are beings who call them of congratulation from tlie shores of America. of society. “ When every man,” says Dr. Rob. selves human, who rejoice in every conquest of

inson, « is at full liberty to direct his efforts this Alexander, as though the consequences

towards those objects and that end, which the would be everlasting peace and happiness.”

GENERAL REGISTER. impulse of his own mind prompts him to pre

fer, he may be expected to attain that high BOSTON, SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1814. degree of eminence to which the uncontrolled From the manner in which the liberation of

exertions of genius and industry naturally conthe world from French tyranny will be receive

duct. The regulations of Indian policy with ed in this country, we may form some opinion

EUROPEAN, A few further particulars respect to the different orders of men must whether there is or is not room to hope, that are received. Bonaparte left Fontainbleau for our folly is approaching the end of its career, his place of banishment on the 16th of April, career, and confine, to the functions of an infe. and that we are preparing ourselves for the guarded by 1500 men from the allied army, rior cast, talents fitted to shine in a higher return of prosperity, by resuming the exercise | commanded by a Russian, Austrian and Prus sphere. But the arrangements of civil gor. of our senses. How far Great Britain will be sian general, and an English colonel.

ernment are made, not for what is extraordinat disposed to indulge a just resentment for the The courier which was sent to announce ry, but what is cominon ; not for the few, but baseness of our government, in aiding her the peace, in the south of France, being detain- | the many. The object of the first Indian le. deadly foe to crush her, we cannot determine.ed on the road, a bloody battle took place be I gislators was to employ the most effectual Every honest man, I think, will confess, she has tyeen Lord Wellington and Marshal Soult on I means of providing for the subsistence, the se

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curity, and happiness of all the members of the word-he took the unfledged Doctor into his his wife and two children to Tennessee. He community over which they presided.”.

Compting-Room, taught him “ single and has been assured that there are many families There is no doubt but the restrictions, prac- double entry," and in a few months left him in in that state, immensely rich, who would libetised in India, enable them to attain the highest charge of the business, while he himself went rally endow an institution, for the education degree of excellence in those arts which they on speculations up the rivers. A compting their youth, could they find a person suited to cultivate ; but it is no less evident that the room to a man of letters ! Poor CHRYSALIS the charge of it. Chrysalis has gone to found a useful diversity of occupation and those fre. began soon to pine for that food to which he college, though with scarcely means, after all quent discoveries of new arts, which mark the had long been accustomed. Street's boarding his entorprizes, to build himself a house ! progress of society in other parts of the world, house, filled with speculators, to a man wbo facilitate the means of subsister.ce and expand | had almost lived in a library, was a change the human mind. The greatest evil that re- which could not but disgust. But he hoped

THE WRITER, No. v. sults from our perfect freedom, in this re- for indemnification for the sacrifice of intellec | It is said, I believe of the Athenians, or of spect, is that perpetual change of object which tual enjoyment, in the rapid acquisition of the Lacedemonians, that they used to intoxicate we not unfrequently observe, rendering a whole property, and promised himself to return in a their slaves, and then expose them as ridiculife of active employment almost fruitless, and few years, and establish himself agreeably, in lous objects to their children, and as examples that too among men on whom nature has be. “ the head quarters of good principles."

to deter them from thc odious vice of drunkenstowed intellectual powers, which might secure PROSPER was but the branch of an extensiveness. As I believe this a better way than arboth wealth and respectability, if directed by a house in Boston. The principal failed, and gument, I shall follow up the idea of these regular plan of operation. It is a truth to be PROSPER was involved. CHRYSALIS, at one Grecian sages, and present my fellow citizens regretted, but confirmed by experience, that blow saw all his expectations blasted: but the portrait of a drunkard, with a view to exbrilliance of mind and perseverance are seldom pride prevented his return. An acquaintance cite their detestation and abhorrence of that united. The dull plodder often succeeds in | made him a proposal to go as supercargo with degrading and ruinous vice. providing richly for himself and family, per- flour to the West Indies. Though somewhat The following is a journal of a drunken haps even in acquiring fame ; while genius, discouraged, he would probably have engaged, gentleman, for one week. If some part of it ever struck by novelty and fluctuating in eve- had not a physician of the city offered other should occasion disgust as well as abhorrence, ry pursuit, leaves the possessor in poverty and advice which was more palatable. This gen- | my readers must pardon me ; for although it obscurity.

tleman had spent some time in the West In- is my desire and intention never to violate the The choice of an occupation is one of the dies, as a practitioner, and came to America for rules of decency, to offend in any respect the earliest and most important decisions a young his health. He offered introductory letters to sensibility of modesty or the purity of taste, man is called to make. It is one, in which he the Inspector-General of Hospitals in one of the yet, in exposing so impure a vice as intempe. should be aided by the mature judgment of Windward Islands, and recommended to CHRY. rance, we can hardly avoid depicting scenes parents, the council of intelligent friends, and a SALIS to get admission into the Hospital for a which are pauseous. careful examination of his own disposition and few months, to learn the diseases and practice Sunday. 9 o'clock-disturbed by the bells capacity. Let him guard against the fervour of the climate ; and then assured him that a ringing for church-half past 9, got up-head of youthful expectation, which leads to disap- few years private business, would enable him ache as usual_don't know how I got home last pointment, and of course to a rash dereliction to return in affluence. CHRYSALIS went to night-dare not ask my wife, for I see she of his plan. Let him reflect, that there is no Martinique-was admitted into the hospital as looks melancholy-N. B. my coat and pantaprofession, no business of life, unattended by an assistant surgeon-remained there a year ; loons appear to have been muddy, although I obstacles and embarrassments--that industry and then began private practice. He was suc- believe my wife has been endeavouring to and perseverance can conquer seemingly cessful, and in a few months the only Ameri- clean them?-sick-no appetite-half past 10 insuperable difficulties that though an ill can physician in the place sailed for the Uni. o'clock Wife and children gone to meeting judged and ineffectual pertinacity is not itin ted States. Perseverance here might have ac- --urged wie *o go, but don't feel composed possible, fickleness is a more common and complished my friend's purpose. But this very dry ; took some brandy and water, strong. more dangerous errour.

year happened to be uncommonly healthy ; l ll, took another tumbler-half past il, not The history of my friend CHRYSALIS has im- Doctors' orsingss was dull. A new friend ad. having eaten any breakfast, drank alittle more pressed my mind strongly with the folly of a vised by all means to go to Port-au-Prince in | brandy and water.-12 o'clock. Never have mutable disposition, in the plan of life. He 1 St. Domingo, where Death and the Doctors an appetite for dinner without a little forcingcompleted his education at a period of life, were in constant conflict. CHRYSALIS set sail, took some brandy and water-half past 12, earlier tban usual ; a circumstance which I and was soon in Port-au-Prince, and admitted dipper-brandy all out-sent Mary for another am persuaded often leads to unfavourable con into the medical staff, which he had found not bottle, wife begged me not to send to the sequences. His parents left him free to choose incompatible with private practice. In two shops on Sunday-must have some brandy, his course, but expressed a wish that, in due years he was about returning ; not rich, but can't eat without rank only two tumblers at time, he should qualify himself for the desk. with enough to prevent a blush on meeting his table-then slept till 3 o'clock-awoke parchAs yet too young to engage in theological friends : but he must again dabble in com. ed with thirst-took some brandy and water. studies, he amused himself in a variety of lit merce. He purchased an article which was Half past 3. Drank another tumbler--froin 4 erary pastime, keeping an eye, however, upon then scarce. It was hardly placed in store, to 6, not quite so dry, drank but two or three his expected destination. But in the course of before a Spanish prize ship was brought in times-cvening, wife assembled the children to the year, in which he was thus employed, he whose cargo would have supplies the whole read the Bible-didn't like what they read became intimate with a young gentleman, a island with CHRYSALIS's merchandize. But he about a drunkard, I am glad, however, I am student onder an eminent physician. The co, had indulged the thought of revisiting his na-sober.to-day.-7 o'clock. Went out to walk riosity of CHRYSALIS led him to pay some ats tive éountry, and it was now irksome to prolong soon tired-stept in at the sign of to tention to the books, with which his friend was his absence ; besides, the port where he had rest-good company sat down and drank zealously and pleasantly engaged. He was | resided was soon to be surrendered to the something, and past the evening in conversadelighted--informed his parents of his incli black general Toussaint. He returned to New tion and smoking a few cigars.-11. Got home nation to change his object, and with their England-settled in a pleasant village, in his without help, though from the badness of tho consent commenced the study of medicine. profession-married-engaged with a friend in pavements fell twice, and the streets were so He had nearly completed the usual term, when | a grand manufacturing plan. It promised well ; confounded muddy, most ashamed my wife he was introduced to two young merchants, but his friend was as unsteady as hiinself--in a should see me.-Half past ll. Went to bed. who had spent a few year's in Virginia, in few years, after several improvements, it was! Monday. Avoke at 13-got up-head ache commerce, at that time wlien our commerce abandoned. i

and sick--took two glasses of brandy to correct was in its highest state of prosperity. They Were it not too tedious, and my limits al- the naisea of the stomach-eat nothing my had both been very fortunate, were in cxcel. most occupied, I might detail the particulars | wife desired I wouid not go out, and said, lent business, and had only come tu visit their of about half a dozen other changes. I re- kindly, I looked tuo Qwell to be abroadfriends, and avoid the sickly season. They monstrated and expostulated with him on the wanted to see RL, met him at the sign of Lecadne much attached to Chrysalis--they ex certain consequences of such inconstancy, and

After we had been to the polls--took pected to make fortunes themselves, and as observed that he had found the proverb true, a glass together-more company came in all sured him, he might do the same. Their suc. A roiling stone gathers no moss.” He im. | voted for Mr. D. ; offered to treat us cess was dazzling one of the friends made a media cly replied from Cicero to Atticus, “Ne accepted-treated them in our turn.- 2 o'clock. liberal proposition-CHRYSALIS was yet young, mó doctus mutationem consilii inconstantiam Concluded not to go home to divner-called sanguine, and inexperienced. The result was, dixit esse." I found he could persevere in for a beef-steals.--4 o'clock. Waiter told ine I in Autumn he embarked with them for Noro | fickleness, and that alone. CHRYSALIS, at last, bad had eight glasses geog---I am sure, I folk in Virginia. PROSPER was as good as his. converted shat property he had into cash; took have drank bus six -S. A quarrel between

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POETRY.

THE CORSAIR IN PRISON. the night, and found her crying.

SELECTED

“ The fourth day roll'd along-—and with the night Tuesday. Rose at 10-face sore, one eye

Came storm and darkness in their mingling might : very black--head ache still hangs on me,

FROM LORD BYRON'S « CORSAIR.”

Oh! how he listen'd to the rushing deep, strange nothing will cure it--wife brought me

That ne'er til now so broke upon his sleep : some coffee, which she said she had made good on purpose for me--could not drink it

And his wild spirit wilder wishes sent,
SUN SETTING IN GREECE.

Roused by the roar of his owo element ! till I had taken a glass of brandy--promised “Slow sinks, more lovely ere his race be run,

Oft had he ridder on that winged wave, my wife I would not go out to-day--from 11 to Along Morea's hills the setting sun ;

And loved its roughness for the speed it gave ; 1, drank four or five glasscs.--2. Dined, after | Not as in Northern climes obscurely briglit, taking another forcer--no appetite, can't al

And now its dashing echoed on his ear, But one unclouded blaze of living light ! ways force.--3. Put a patch over my eye, and

A long known voice-alas ! too vainly near! O'er the bush'd deep the yellow beam he throws, went out, my wife reminded me of my prom. Gilds the green wave, that trembles as it glows.

| Loud sung the wind above-and, doubly loud, ise, and I thought I saw tears in her eyes, al.

| Shook o'er his turret cell the thunder-cloud : though she turned away her face to conceal On old Ægina's rock, and Idra's isle,

And flash'd the lightning by the lattice bar, them--went to the sign of

The god of gladness sheds his parting smile : a

| To him more genial than the midnight star : Wednesday. 9 o'clock, waked and found O'er his own regions lingering loves to shine,

Close to the glimmering grate he dragg'd his chain, myself at home, lying on the bed with my Though there his altars are no more divine.

| And hoped that peril might not prove in vain. clothes and boots on, all very much soiled with Descending fast the mountain shadows kiss

He raised his iron band to Heaven, and prayed street dirt--don't remember how I came home i Thy glorious gulf, unconquer'd Salamis !

One pitying flash to mar the form it made : --very sick, foul stomach--nausea at last Their azure arches through the long expanse

His steel and impious prayer attract alikesuddenly relievedmy wife came and helped | More deeply purpled meet his inellowing glance,

The storm rollid onward and disdain'd to strike ; shift my clothes, and put me into a clean bed and tenderest tints, along their summits driven, --slept comfortably, (except some bad dreams) | Mark his gay course and own the hues of heaven ;

Its peal waxed fainter-ceased-he felt alone, till i P. M.--found my wife sitting by my side

As if some faithless friend had spurn'd his groan!" Titl, darkly shaded from the land and deep, with her work ; she asked me how I felt, and Behind his Delphian cliff he sinks to sleep.” Page 61

Page 73 what I would have--told her, to give me a

HOME FROM SEA. glass of brandy--she said, I'd better take a lit- DEATH OF SOCRATES-[immediately following the “Oh ! what can sanctify the joys of home, tle hot tea or coffee--told her, pettishly, to

last fragment.)

Like Hope's gay glance from Ocean's troubled foam ?"" bring the brandy.--2 o'clock. Drank two for

| cers and eat a slice of bacon.--4. Ai the sign

Page 89. “ On such an eve, his palest beam he cast, of

AN INTERESTING PICTURE. When-Athens ! here thy wisest look'd his last. i Thursday. Found myself in a cellar by the How watched thy better sons his farewell ray,

“ He turn'd not-spoke not-sunk not-fis'd his market--don't know when or how I came That closed their murder'd sage's latest day!

look, here:felt sick--call'd for a glass of brandy Not yet-not yet-Sol pauses on the hill

And set the anxious frame that lately shook : barman said I'd had two dollars' worth of li- | The precious hour of parting lingers still ;

He gazed-how long we gaze despite of pain, quor already--felt for my pocket-book-mist ja But sad his light to agonizing eyes

And know-but dare not own we gaze in vain ! had a hundred dollars in it when I came And dark the mountain's once delightful dyes :

In life itself she was so still and fair, from home--no money now, barman wouldn't Gloom o'er the lovely land he seem'd to pour,

That death with gentler aspect withered there ; trust--called a hack, and drove home at 4 P.M. The land, where Phoebus never frown'd before,

And the cold flowers her colder hand contain'd, --children all glad to see me as I had been out But ere he sunk below Cythæron's head,

In that last grasp as tenderly were strain'd so long-had nothing to give them--my wife

'The cup of woe was quaff’d-the spirit fled !" As if she scarcely felt, but feign'd a sleep, prepared me some dinner--eat but little-could not bear to see her look so kindly on

Page 62. And made it almost mock’ry yet to weep. me--found fault with every thing she did

THE SHOCK OF GRIEF.

The long dark lashes fringed her lids of snow couldn't rex her---too much to endure all this

“Something they would have said ; but seemed to And veild-thought shrinks from allthatlurk'd belowgood nature and forbearance--called a hack

fear

Oh ! o'er the eye death most exerts his might, again, and rode down to sign of Met To trust their accents to MEDORA's ear.

And hurls the spirit from her throne of light! old companions. She saw at once, yet sunk not-trembled not

Sinks those blue orbs in that long last eclipse, Friday, 11 o'clock. Waked and called the Beneath that grief-that loneliness of lot,

But spares, as yet, the charm around her lipswaiter to bring the brandy-thought I was at within that meek fair form where feelings high, Yet-yet they seem as they forebore to smile, the sign of My wife came, and askT'bat deem'd not till they found their energy,

And wish'd repose-but only for a while ; ed if I would have some breakfast-told her I

While yet was Hope-they soften'd-futter'd-wept- But the white shroud, and each extended tress, must have some brandy first-drank two glasses, seemed to feel better, so took some moreAll lost-that softness died not-but it slept

Long-fair-but spread in utter lifelessness, my wife asked me, if I could spare any money

And o'er its slumber rose that Strength which said, Which, late the sport of every summer wind, to get the children shoes—had none for her,

“ With nothing left to love-there's nought to dread.” Escaped the baffled wreath that strove to bind ; but didn't like to tell her I had lost my pocket

| 'Tis more than nature's ; like the burning might These--and the pale pure cheek, became the bierbook.-12. A little brandy and water-can't Delirium gathers from the fever's height.

But she is nothing-wherefore is he here ?" Page 90. drink with any pleasure before my wife, so “Silent you stand-nor would I hear you tell

SPEECHLESS SORROW. went to the sign of

6 o'clock, formed

What-speak not-breathe not-for I know it wella party, and sat down to enjoy ourselves. 12.

“By those, that deepest feel, is ill exprest Yet would I ask-almost my lip denies Company broke up--couldn't walk, believe I've

The indistinctness of the suffering breast ; | The-quick your answer-tell me where he lies!” drank a little too much-got home in a back

Where thousand thoughts begin to end in one, hackman let me fall at the door--clumsy ras

“ Lady! we know not-scarce with life we fed ;

Which seeks from all the refuge found in none ; cal-alarmed my wife. But here is one denies that he is dead;

No words suffice the secret soul to show, Saturday, 10 o'clock. Waked-called to He saw him bound ; and bleeding—but alive.”

And Truth denies all eloquence to Woe.” Pape 92. know why the bells are ringing-Mary told me she heard no further-'twas in vain to strive'twas meeting-time-told her it could not be so throbb'd each vein-each thought-till then withSunday, for I had-kept a journal, and noted

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THE BOSTON SPECTATOR,

DEVOTED TO POLITICKS AND BELLES LETTRES.

VOL. I.

BOSTON, SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1814.

NO. XXV. .

POLITICAL,

tude ? Why do they go mourning about the ing to crush every feeling of patriotism, and

streets, or hide themselves from the light of every manly sentiment ; proclaiming an exterFOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.

the glorious sun ? If they have any joy, it minating war against human liberty, virtue, and AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. seems to be like that of the son of Fingal--the happiness. We saw it inflicting misery upon For many years past, the return of the Anjoy of grief.

its victims till their courage was gone, till they niversary of American Independence has.

So ignorant and so credulous are those be- were compelled to stifle their very groans, till

they resigned themselves to despair. brought sickness of heart, and melancholy to 1 ings, who take their information from such the mind of eycry cnlightened and patriotick! Pape

ir papers as the Chronicle, we have no doubt the It was a time of universal dismay-a day of citizen of the United States. The pageants.

me mass of them may be blinded, for a time, to clouds and 14 thick darkness. There was which vanity, frivolity, or the Trvatotipo par. | the blow they have received. This delusion | nothing in prospect to support or encourage ties displayed on the occasion, were but the would be vexatious to us, did we not know it hope, no visible means of arresting the destroy. memorials of departed blessings-the upbraid. could be of no avail. It is not of the least con- er, in his course and saving the world from ing mementos of clays of glory, acquired and sequence, what the French faction among us slavery, nothing in short to console the philan. enjoyed by our father's, forfeited and lost by a believe. Henceforth, there can arrive no des- thropist but confidence in the over-ruling, the

patches from France to dictate, to demand, to ever watchful, the benevolent providence of the degenerate offspring. From the day that Ge. net set our municipal laws at defiance, to the PROCLAIM a war against Great-Britain for us. Supreme Being."

P. 4-5. insolent declaration by Bonaparte, that we were

Those days we have seen, but, thank God, they

are over. If messengers now come from that | at war with Great-Britain, though our govern.

« Can we forget the impassioned tone of part of the world, they come from one, whose ment professed peace, our unhappy republick part of t

eloquépce, in which our statesmen and orators gratitude to the British nation, for their long, had not ceased to become more and more en

declared to their countrymen, that the same arduous, and triumphant struggle against the thralled by foreign control. Our processions,

fatal influence, which had destroyed the enerfoe of mankind, is unbounded. We must be orations, toasts, and salutes were but a privi.

gies of Europe, had extended itself to our own reconciled to Great-Britain, or we shall evenleged farce, concealing not from the world, but

shores, and was already visible in the base tually be deemed an enemy by France, and by ourselves, our danger and our disgrace.

servility of the government, and in the degrad. • Thanks to the great God of our forefathers,

ALL the powers of Europe. The pretence of ing character and growing depravity of the peothe spell of national delusion, we trust, is at

the freedom of the seas, which was but a shal- ple? Can we forget the anguish, with which last dissolved. We have not resisted the

low cover for hostility to the unquestionable these great men saw their country associating

rights of every maritime power, has now no proud dictator who drained us of our wea th

itself with the fortunes of this sanguinary tyand ruined our prosperity, but he is destroyed.

champion, but the fugitive, imprisoned for life, rant, and throwing at his feet the noble inherWith him end his extortion, his edicts, and, to feed on remorse, in the island of Elba.

to feed on remorse, in the island of Elba. itance, which had been purchased with the we hope, bis influence. The tyrant of Berlin

No ; instead of feeling indignation at the blood of its best citizens? We thought of the

harmless affectation of joy, for the restoration and Milan, names which stamp dishonour on

conscquences of this most hateful union. It the page of American bistory, is a harmless

of the Bourbons, which it is thought politick to | was a theme, on which our emotions were outcast and fugitive, solemnly stigmatized by ! exhibit, we are amused. It resembles the un- i unutterable ; on

conscious folly of a person who has been the great nation ne iately ruled, as a perjurit

hearis gre: fiquid, and we could have poured Despot--as such, dethroned-disarmed and breathing factitious air-lake une bag fruan liiton

t on**

P. &. banished. We now may breathe again. We

mouth, and he continues to puff, and pant, and **************************** now may hail the return of the Fourth of July

stare, as though he were still inhaling the in- “ We have now seen the justice of the Suas citizens of a free and independerit nation.

toxicating gas, to the grea: diversion of sober preme Being inanifested in the utter ruin of We are at war it is true-it is a melancholy

spectators. But he soon sinks, for the want of this tremendons despotism. It is now proved truth-yet not at war for our independence, I supply, and then unas he has been playing the 1 to have been a sce

suuply, and then finds he has been playing the to have been a scourge in his hands, indicting

fool. but against that of Great-Britain. The folly of

misery under his eye, and in such degree and such an attempt is now hopeless ; and peace,

to such extent, as his perfect wisdom deterEXTRACTS FROM REV. MR. CARY'S SERMON, please Heaven, is not far distani-a peace

mined to be right. It was permitted to rise, from which we see yet no reason to apprehend DELIVERED BEFORE THE ANCIENT AND HONOURABLE ARTIL like a malignant star, to a fearful elevation, the sacrifice of our national rights. *

ZERY COMPANY, AT THEIR 177TH ANNIVERSARY, and to “ shake pestilence from its horrid hair," Our orators have now a new and glorious

“ LET us endeavour to recal some of those till the mysterious purpose of heaven was field opened to their eloquence ; for the con apprehensions, which, not many months ago, accomplished ; and then God stretched forth quests at Saratoga and Yorktown are surpas made every good and every thoughıful man his hand, and it sunk forever. There is nothsed in importance to our country, by the hu among us tremble for himself and for mankind. | ing since the miraculous victories of the Old miliation of revolutionary France. Welcome, What a spectacle of horror, of cold-hearted, Testament, which has demonstrated the divine then, welcome once more, the Anniversary of merciless tyranny, of the irresistible and tri. interposition so clearly, as this great act of our Independence.

umphant career of rice was at that time retribution ; nothing which has taken place exhibited in Europe ! We saw a despotism, of so directly in opposition to the strongest hų.

a character totally unknown in modern history, mar: probabilities, or to which human causes, THE TEST.

more ferocious and more extensive than the even in the eye of the most intelligent obTO look at some of our democratick papers, soundest politicians had believed could have servers, appeared so totally inadequate. Could one would suppose that the restoration of the existed in an advanced and enlightened state we have believed, that a force so immense and Bourbons was an event, in which both political of society, establishing itself, upon the ruin of irresistible as that which invaded the north of parties take great and equal satisfaction. But, old and venerable habits, principles and insti. Europe, a body of disciplined warriors, a mass, as the joy of our opponents' is a hypocritical tutions ;-a despotism possessing all the worst vigorous, active, intelligent, in proportion to farce, to conceal their bitter and hopeless mor- features of the ancient governments, with more its magnitude ; animated by the most powertification, it wants the consistency of truth-it l experience, more profound views of human lul of human passions ; supported by the acglows in their language, but their looks and | naiure, more skill in applying itself to the cumulated resources of Europe ; conducted actions belie their professions.

character, the favourite prejudices, the corrupt by a leader, accustomed to see victory hoverIf the excellent government, a limited mon- | passions and sympathies of mankind ;-a dread. ing about his standard, whose very name pararchy, which is now about being established in ful despotism, which held both soul avd body alyzed the strength of his antagonists ; and France, is the fruit of the great Napoleon's ex- | in its chains. We saw it advancing with an opposed by a people without political or miliertions ; if our democrats indeed rejoice at the impetuosity, which confounded all calculations tally renown, and degradeci by domestick tyclose of the French revolution, why do they ) and all resistance ; bearing down in its course, ranny,--that these vast armies were marching Dot join heart and hand with the federalists, in monarchs, and armies, and nations, degrading

to their graves ? Could any human sagacity their rejoicing, their festivity, and their gratis | the exalted, disarming the powerful, endeayour

• Ames.

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