« ПретходнаНастави »
BOSTON, SATURDAY, JUNB 18, 1814.
have forescen, that, in the heart of a half civo i The war has begun to assume a serious and tion on every countenance. At eight o'clock ilized country, there would have been display- alarming aspect, all along our eastern coast. in the evening, overy window in the State. ed a miracle of magnanimitý, uvequalled by On Monday last, some British barges went in- House was superbly illuminated. An excelany thing ever exhibited among mankind, to Wareham, burnt five or six vessels, and lent band of Musick, in the Piazza gallery, and will be learnt by future ages with tears of set fire to a factory, which was afterwards gave animation to the exhibition the hear. admiration,-a people sacrificing their capital, | extinguished. On the Saturday previous, sev- ens flamed with rockets and the bustle of the object of deep religious awe and the strong en were burnt, and two carried out, from probably ten thousand spectators in the comest national enthusiasm, to the safety of their | Scituate. On Sunday, they landed at Squam- mon and neighbouring streets, gave a pleasa country ? Could we have thought, that this destroyed two-sloops, and carried out a boat. | ing proof of the interest which the occasion accursed enemy of virtue would have thus Besides these, we hear every day of captures inspired. received his death-wound from the hand of 1 in our bay, by the British cruisers, some ! The official account received at Washington, virtue herself ?-that his overthrow would be of whom are constantly in sight.
reduces the capture of 300 British, at Sandy so sudden, so complete, so awful; that this About the last of May, 17 government ships Creek, mentioned in our last number, to 13 mighty conqueror, who had set God and man and 13 brigs arrived at Quebeck from England, I killed, 28 wounded and 133 taken i at defiance, should, in the space of a few | with reinforcements of troops, seamen, ord-T Col. Snelling has arrived at Washington.
ing coward, alone, | nance stores, and provisions the frame of a 7 with despatches to our government, from the exhausted, ruined, seeking his safety within frigate, and brig of war, for the lakes. We Commander in chief. in the walls of his own palace that so many must have the Canadas !! enslaved people would have shaken off the Commodore Barney's flotilla are blockaded .
had them to hear and in the Patuivent (Checaneake! The Virgini. yoke which crushed them to the earth and ] in the Patuxent, (Chesapeake). The Virgini
LANCU Tho &cventy-four. now com. actually decree the repose of Europe, from the ans continue to share with us the blessings of pleted, at the navy yard in Charlestown, will be very throne of the disgraced and fallen op- the war which they have brought upon the launched, this day, between eleven and twelve pressor ? Yet this is what our eyes have seen ! | country,
o'clock. O God, how just and how terrible are thy
The new frigate Guerriere, is likewise to be judgments !"
P. 10-12 1 The RELIGIous Festival, observed in this launched this day at Philadelphia.
town on Wednesday last, presented a succes.
sion of solemnities and pomp, than which nothGENERAL REGISTER."
ing was ever witnessed, more grand or inter- LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS,
FOR THE BOSTOS SPECTATOR.
'THE CONFIDANT. N. YI. on Handel's inspired harmony--the solemnity EUROPEAN. The Olivier, a French brig
1 of the prayers, the impressive, pathetick, I HAVE received the following communica
sanctified eloquence of the sermon, diffused of war, waving the old national flag of France,
tions, from different hands, and, I believe, mew has arrived at New-York, with despatches to
enthusiasm and sublime emotion through a correspondents. Mr. Serrurier and our government. She like. | highly respectable and crowded assembly.
To the Confidant. wiso brings information of a few days later
At the close of the religious exercises, the
Hon. Mr. Gore, as chairman of the Committee SIR,-When men involve themselves in de date.
of Arrangements, rose and addressed the au- cuniary embarrassments, from indulgence in * The senior Bonaparte had gone to Elba, and the whole ex-royal family were dispersing.
dience. He presented a concise but compre- profligate habits, or from fraudulent and unwatThe uncle, cardinal Fesch, and the mother of
hensive view of the state of Europe, at the ranted speculations, the most candid cannot
breaking out of the French revolution_its de commiserate without a mixture of censure. Napoleon were reported to have solicited the
moralizing, degrading, sanguinary character | Poverty, resulting from such causes brings privilege of residence within the Pope's do
its tremendous effects on civilized society disgrace in its train of evils, and it is not sure minions. Louis, it was said, would retire to Switzerland, and Joseph and Jerome to the
| its rapid, desolating, terrifying progress-its prising that men, conscious of reprehensible
conversion into the most tragical, overwhelm- conduct, should avoid, as long as possible. United States of America. An France was tranquil ; and busied only in exhibiting testi
ing despotism that ever God in his providence making a disclosure of their perplexity, when
permitted to scourge mankind. He conclud- they know it must be followed by a loss of monials of joy, at their happy deliverance
reputation. But the world have ever been Some reports were likewise brought, by the
ed, by sketching the progress of those glori-
unanimous in their verdict, that when honest, same vessel, that our ministers were to be in
pected period, had hurried the tyrant of the vited to participate in the negotiations for a
active, prudent industry is defeated, failure is world to destruction, and liberated the nations
not dishonourable. general peace. But though we voluntarily
It is then extremely to be of Europe and our own unhappy country from regretted, that “ this horror of falling into engaged in a war, in which we had no immediate concern, we doubt whether we shall not the greatest of all dangers. He then read an nought" should so frequently beset minds
which have nothing to fear, on the score of introduction, and Resolutions, expressing the be permitted to make our peace alone. No advantage could be expected from such a com
object of this day's thanksgiving mendering the character, and impel them, after a career of pliment; for the claims for which Mr. Madison congratulations of the People of Massachusetts,
the most unsullied integrity, to acts which to contends, have no advocate among the powers
never fail to attach reproach to adversity-I the « venerable head of the House of Bourbon” on his restoration to that throne,
mcan abusing the confidence of friendship.. of Europe. Thirty thousand of the allied troops had left which gave support to our country in its
In the ordinary transactions of business, it is Paris-all the corps which had shown any dis
struggle for independence to the Dutch na. | impossible, even for the most circumspect. al. orderly conduct, had been sent from the kingtion, on the recovery of their freedom and the
ways to guard against disappointment. I predom. "All the French prisoners in Russia are
return of the illustrious House of Orange-to | sume therefore, that, in fair dealing, the man to be immediately liberated.
the empire of Germany--the kingdoms of who trusts, shares in a degree the responsibilThe Princess Maria Louisa is to take the
Spain, Portugal, Prussia--the states of Italy ity of consequences, with him who is trusted,
Switzerland on their lib. With a rational hope of profit, one asks credtitle of Grand Duchess of Parma and Placentia.
eration from the yoke of an insolent invader it ; with a rational hope of profit, another It is not supposed she will ever see Na
to Alexander the Deliverer, and, in terms, 1 gives it. Both are governed by a general poleon Bonaparte again.
which the deplorable contest in which we are scale of insurance, by which they regulate all Forty-four million franks in specie, sent
d with delicacy to
engaged, necessarily qualified with delicacy, to from Paris, by Bonaparte, have been taken on
their commercial intercourse with the world. that nation, in whose unparalleled fortitude, They must both endeavour to be prepared for the road ; his crown, diamonds, and plate have likewise been recovered.
perseverance, and magnanimity, the cause of contingencies.
| But how often does it happen, that, on the overspread the earth.
eve of avowed insolvency, we find persons DOMESTICK. The Legislature of this
These Resolutions were unanimously adopt
stepping entirely out of the line of busine s, and .commonwealth was prorogued by his Excellen- led, and the committee authorised to make availing themselves of unguarded disinterested cy the Governour, on Tuesday last. One of them publick, in such manner as they should
FRIENDSHIP? How often do we find those, the last acts was to authorize the Executive to deem advisable. They were likewise ap
who canuot expect to avert the crash of their adopt such measures as they should deem ne
pointed to solicit a copy of the sermon for the affairs one week, employ that week to involve cessary to the security of the state, and to l bress.
the dearest and most generous of their ac. draw on she treasurer, if expedient, to the Through the remainder of the day, nothing quaintance, who look for no advantage--who amount of one million of dollars.
was seen, but a general expression of satisfac. have no chance of advantage, but the sell
complacency of having conferred a favour ? | of resort ; but custom seems to have decided | and warning to their cotemporaries, not to let This is unworthy a man of principle- this is that we may here tread the same ground with so valuable a thing as time, pass away undishonest-base. It is indeed singular what less violation of propriety. I could not help heeded or unemployed. can induce any person to such obliquity of feeling scruples, however, and studied every Let it not be thought trifting with a very seconduct: Why wantonly mar one's own repu- distinction of dress ; yet I still discovered arti-rious subject, to quote this or that opinion of tation, when it becomes more valuable than cles of resemblance, notwithstanding daily altera- those, who were favoured with such length of ever, in being the only property left ?
tions. And, as mistakes might happen ; when I years, during the first ages of the world ; for I would not be so severe as to say, that came to reason on the subject, I could not when we compare even their term of life, be none but depraved minds are ever guilty of perceive the difference between being suspect- it that of Methusalem himself, with the boundsuch conduct. I believe that a mistaken sensi. ed in Cornhill, the Mall, or any other place. less eternity, into which they entered when bility to reputation sometimes hurries men in- From this time I determined to appear no life was at an end, it was short-infinitely to measures, which with a moment's calm re. more in publick ; but to confine my walk to a short. flection they would condemn and shun. It is small piece of ground behind the house. I If, then, a life of a thousand years was not from a wish to excite that reflection I have enjoyed this for some time ; but in the course so long, but that every moment ought to be made these remarks. It cannot be too strong-1 of my inquiries, I ascertained that a certain prized, and no portion of it to be carelessly ly urged upon men of business, particular. | female, whom I should be sorry to resemble, I lost or suffered to escape unnoticed or unimly the young, that circumspection in commer- had by accident adopted the same practice. Iproved, what shall we say of that which is cial transactions is a high moral duty : that was of course obliged to give this up ; and my 1 « Durindled down to threescore years and ten ? every honest exertion should be fastbfully em- | situation has since been as before described. ployed to fulfil every engagement : but if My apprehensions continue to increase, and
| Dr. Franklin has left us many pertinent reProvidence frown, and the current of adversity perhaps may be partly attributed to nervous
marks upon the value of time ; but as his faprove too strong, never dread to make season. causes. I am now even afraid to look out a
vourite subject seems to have been a mere able, fair explanations : above all, let not the window, lest my motives should be spec
worldly economy, so he grounds his recomfraud and treachery add the sting of remorse ed. It has occurred to me that possit some
mendations, of saving and iniproving time, to the gloom of disappointment. м. device of wearing a badge or label, wat vir.
| chiefly, upon advantages of a temporal nature. tue inscribed upon it, might enable us to go
« Time," says our American sage,“ is money." To the Confidant. abroad in safety ; but I suppose this would
But, although time may be employed to gain SIR, I do not know but there is an improsoon be counterfeited. And, indeed, mý sallow
money, we should remember, that money can priety in my addressing you ; but I am under appearance might now be misinterpreted ; or,
never purchase time ; and that it is but a the necessity of making a confidant of some. if I were to attempt to improve it with rouge,
miserable exchange, for this precious merchanbody. I have been shut up in the house for
tbis, you know, would be certain condemna
ow. would be certain condemna dize, to barter it for silver, or for fine gold. nearly six months ; I can neither eat nor tion. So that I know not what to do. If you
Time has but little in common with the riches sleep ; my complexion has become yellow, and can imagine any thing for my relief, pray com.
of this world ; all the advantages af riches reI do nothing but yawn from morning to night. municate it and oblige
late to sense ; time is of a higher nature ; it In short, I am in a fair way to fall a victim to
DOROTHY SCRÜPLE. | was given us to learn wisdom, to practise virthe opinions of the world, and my own sense
tue, to enjoy life, and to prepare for death. of propriety. I have always been very scru
I am inclined to think it is some time since | It is the five talents, the two, or the one ; and pulous not to be seen at improper places ; Mrs. Dorothy's fastidious delicacy. induced
the less of it we have given us, the more culand it now appears to me, that every place has her to abandon the Mall. She may be assured
pable are we, if we bury it in the earth, or become improper. You know, that the Mall
that VIRTUE imprints her “ label" conspicu- | carelessly tbrow it away. is considered particularly so. But notwithously on her votaries, and the world has sel
We have a common way of representing standing this, as exercise was absolutely nedom been found so corrupted that it did not
Time, emblematically, by the old man with his cessary for my health, I did once last summer
command respect. The Mall is, now, a de- , scythe. This figure denotes Time in general : venture to undertake a walk there, under the
lightful, fashionable resort, where the morning but Dr. Young has given us a very lively per
freshness, the noon-day shade, and the evening protection of my brother. But I soon discos
| sonification of the smaller portions of it : ered suspicious female faces, and told him, that I breeze may be enjoyed without danger of in
“ Eacb moment has its little sickle, I must retire immediately. He seemed to terruption. This has been effected by no mu
Emulous of Time's enormous scythe." doubt my accuracy, and asked me how I should nicipal law ; but by a law honourable to our
We might improve upon this hint, and fancy know them so much better than he did. I as, nature. Modesty consecrates her walks- Vice
every moment as a little winged messenger, sured him, I could not be deceived: as I had and Vulgarity, obtrusive as they are deemed,
«flying up to heaven's chancery” with good made it my study to know all these characters, shrink from her presence, like owls from the
or evil report concerning us : and what should that I might avoid their company. He thea | radiance of the sun
we have a right to expect from such witnesses affected to laugh, and said he did not see what
I ask leave to give my fair correspondent another hint.
to our conduct here? would their testimony harm they could do me, if we kept a proper
Though delicacy is an indispen- / be in our favour? Or has the greatest number distance. At this I was offended, and told him
sable trait in the character of the adored sex, l of them left us in practices and pursuits, that I should return home alone. He replied, that I let them remember, there are better claiins to
we should tremble to acknowledge or rememI did not seem to consider the real danger in than by being in every place and circuin ber? Some have left us busy in the search of which he might be left, after the information, stance excessively intelligente
worldly wealth ; some, bewildered in the I had given him. There was some reason in
Admin Na NU DA mazes of sensual enjoyments ; some, speeding this ; but home I went ; and if he had been
on the guilty road to fame ; some, listlessly my husband, I should have done the same.
P. THE WRITER, No. VI.
wasting our lives in the lap of indolence and Not that I approve of men walking there, Some moralists very justly observe that we luxury ; some have seen us devoted to fashion without us, neither. But we cannot accompa- are always complaining of the shortness of life, and the dissipation of highsome, to the ny them, that's certain. I am told, that in and yet ever endeavouring to get rid of some vulgar vices of low life. How many of these, other places women are not so particular, and portion of it, and it must be acknowledged silent and unnoticed angels of time will have go where they please. But here we must have that no property we possess, so valuable as to testify such things against us, and how few
privilege of the worst part of the sex to drive dered away. Furtwan d M CIK benevolence, our prayers, our pious thoughts, us wbere they please. Even now some have I could erromerate an hundred authors, who our humble sense of our own failings, and a the artifice to get into our kitchens, and, should have given the world excellent lessons upon suitable charity for those of our fellow men ! they have the impudence to make a little more this subject ; although, I believe, it would be Such considerations certainly ought to infree with our parlours, we might be banished difficult to point out fifty of their readers, who duce serious reflections with regard to the from our own bouses.
have attended to their instructions, or profited | manner, in which we spend our tim. To the But to return. I next endeavoured to fix by them as they ought.
young, particularly, is it of importance to acupon a proper hour in the day, and take a soli- To preach about the value of time, in the quire a habit of reflecting upon this subject. tary walk in the most retired parts of the l present age of the world, is to grapple with a That splendid period of the world, which makes town. But I found myself annoyed, and driven subject, which has been handled in vain ever so fine a figure in the pages of poetry, is past; from ope street to another, by the presence of sioce the flood, nay, and before it ; for eyen but there is “a golden age" in the life of evwomen of at least doubtful reputation ; till I the antideluvians, after living eight or nineery manas well for us, whose destinies are was at length obliged to limit my walks to hundred years, are said to have complained of cast in these later times, as for all those who Cornbill. Not that I escaped my persecutor's the shortness of life, the transitory state of lived under the happy and favoured reign of bere, for this is iwell known to be their place 1 mortals, and to have giyen excellent advice 'Saturn. Youth is the golden age of mortals,
and every moment of this shining period of cess, are exiled in an arbitrary manner at the
POÉTRY. our existence is most precious, and should be mere pleasure of their sovereign. They are prudently, should be wisely managed to lay up I generally confounded with the third class.
ODE, a store for the better enjoyment of the iron They may write to their families or to the
WRITTEN FOR THE SOLEMN FESTIVAL, reign of decrepid old age. emperor ; but the letters are first perused by
In commentoracion of the goodness of God, in delivering the
in I shall close this number with a compari- the governour, and afterwards forwarded thro'
Christian world from Military Despotisms. son, or sort of allegory, supplied by a friend, his means. Sometimes exiles of this class are calculated to impress on our minds the folly confined in fortresses, and kept in chains. In
By L. À GARGENT, Esq. * and ingratitude of wantonly mis-spending our stances of this sort were, however, very rare ; time. The resemblance to the beautiful para- | and, under the mild and merciful reign of Al
TUNE_" Ye Mariners of England." ble of the prodigal son will be easily seen, and exander I. this class has entirely disappeared.
- rabente it is probable the whole train of ideas was
Dextera sacras jaculatus arces suggested by that elegant and impressive por
Terrvit urbern; tion of holy writ:
Terruit gentes, -- -HOR. If we were in a foreign country, and had a
FROM THE X, Y. EVENING POST.
WHERE turn the tyrant's myrmidons, friend at home, who was constantly sending us
The following interesting letter is from a Their deadly, dark aftay? supplies of money, without which we should
gentleman who resided 13 months in the Is Where seek they laurels, dyed in blood, every moment be liable to be cast into prison ;
land of Elba, the present residence of Bona-
Ta crown his brows to-day!
What tide of widows' tears shall flow, abundant, and the liberal donor' required of us
For those, who fight no more ; only to enjoy ourselves with prudence ; to use,
" Dear Sir, but not waste, the riches of his bounty ; to
“ You request me to give you some account Lying slain, on the plain,
Where the smoky volumes pour,
of Italy to miles to the Southward of Leghorn, Where slaughter rides the battle-blast, and outward estate equivalent to the expense,
five miles from the main land. It is about And bids her thunders roar ? : lavished by his great goodness' and generosity
twenty miles long and seven broad. There upon us : what confusion should we feel in are four considerable towns in it, and it con France ! at the throne eternal meeting this friend and benefactor, if we were
tains about 15,000 inhabitants. It is very Of great Jehovah bow ! to come to him clothed in rags, filthy in our mountainous, particularly towards the south For Heav'n's avenging thunderbolt outward appearance, uncouth in our manners,
west end, where they rise to a sublime height. Has laid thy tyrant low ! uninformed in our minds, stupid, ignorant, and
The soil is generally poor ; there are howev The bloody, baleful star shall guide vulgar ; and unable to give any better ac. er some rich vallies. It has two fine harbours,
The monster's way no more, count of the treasures he had bestowed on us, Porto Ferrara, and Porto Longoni, with towns
Where the slain, o'er the plain, than that they had been foolishly squandered of the same name upon each of them. Por.
Lie welt'ring in their gore, on toys and trides, wantonly thrown away in to Ferrara on the North-West side is the Cap
And through a thousand, thousand streams, merriment and jest, lost by a languid and list. | ital, and is as well built as any town of the less inattention, wheedled away by flatterers, same size that I have seen in Italy.
Life's ebbing torrents pour.
The inor carelessly left for every vagrant on the habitants were kind to me, and are hospitable
What though, on glory's record,
The wretch his name enrol,
The bitter tears of orphan France
Shall wash it from the scroll.
Her widows, in the despot's ears, erroneous, or at least imperfect; ideas of what | the great, but unfortunate Toussaint of St. Do An endless dirge shall pour ; is called “ being exiled in Siberia,” that it may mingo, was to have been sent a prisoner, and
And throw, round his brow, be necessary to throw some light upon the sub- by the man, who now brings this Island into Where laurels late he wore, ject..
notice, by choosing it as the haven of repose A wreath, of deadly nightshade wrought, The exiles are divided into several classes, when he is obliged to retire from the stormy Steep'd in their husbands' gore. very different from each other. The first class ocean of empire. Sixteen of Toussaint's prinis composed of malefactors, legally convicted cipal followers were sent here ; with two of
O'er the toml, of hapless Bourbon, of the most atrocious crimes, and whose sen. whom I became acquainted, and was strong
Be mournful bonours paid : tences have been confirmed by the senate. ly solicited to favour their escape. It is need Go, loyal maids of France, and weep, These criminals are doomed to work in the less to tell you, that the climate is fine. The Where Antoniette is laid ; mines of Wertschink, whither they are con Island produces a light red wine, some fruit, Where the tyrant's hemlock wither'd, ducted in chains and on foot. Their suffer and salt for exportation : but in no considera
The fleur de lis shall blow, ing are worse than death, as they have com ble quantities. The iron mines of Eiba are
And the brave, round the grave, monly undergone the chastisement of the knout, extensive, and have been wrought longer even
Bid their manly sorrows flow, and have had their nostrils slit. than the story of them is known. The Island
While the spirit of true loyalty The second class comprises that description bore rather the marks of poverty ; the roads of criminals, who, though less guilty than the
Shall in their bosoms glow, were not in good repair, and in fact the Isfirst, have been juridically condemned to ban land is too uneven to make much use of car
The hand of Heav'n, whose vengeance ishment. These are enrolled among the peas- riages of pleasure. It is the fine harbour of
Is 'gainst the despot hurl’d, antry, or bondmen ; their names are changed | Porto Ferrara, and the natural strong position to those of the boors, among whom they are | of the town that make this Island desirable.
To France her rightful king restores,
And Freedom to the world. settled; and they are employed as cultivators in the hands of a power at war with the States of the soil. These criminals have it in their of Italy it would become a valuable depôt.
Hosannas to the King of kings, power, if they are it all diligent, to gain some. Many of the conschipts from Italy were brought
Let Freedom's voice bestow; thing for themselves, and thereby render their here to be trained for the field of war.
Again raise the strain, condition more tolerable.
The views from the Island are grand. On Till the patriot's heart shall glow, The third class of exiles to Siberia consists I the one hand is the coast of Italy as far to the And Heav'n on high approve the song of such as the law has actually condemned, Northward as the mountains of Genoa : on the Of grateful man below.' but sentenced only to banishment, without the other, Corsica with its lofty mountains relieves addition of any infamous or oppressive punish- the eye from an uninterrupted expanse of an ment. If they are of noble birth, they do ocean view. Other small Islands lie in the PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR · not lose their rank. They are allowed neighbourhood to diversify the scene. To a
JOHN PARK, to live, without molestation, on the spot mind fond of retirement, or solely bent on the assigned to them, and they are permitted to pursuits of literature, Elba may become a
By MUNROE & FRANCIS, Teceive their usual incomes ; or, in case they pleasant residence : But, to a mind accustom
NO. 4 CORNHILL. have none, the crown furnishes them with led to the noise of war, or to the sweet blantwenty or thirty copecks a-day, or more. dishments of polished society, Elba, with all Price three dollars per annum, half in advance.
The fourth and last class of exiles to Sibe- its views, and all its charms, must appear but* Subscribers may be supplied with the preceding via includes those who, without any legal pro- la more extended prison."
DEVOTED TO POLITICKS AND BELLES LETTRES,
BOSTON, SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 1814.
their fleets and armies, as they approach. "We forget that our Atlantick coast was not mo.
must rather look to Mr. Madison. It is in the lested, until many months after Canada was FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.
National Intelligencer we are to learn whether invaded ; and that in prosecuting this inva“O passi graviora : dabit Deus his quoque finem.”
our seacoast is doomed to devastation or not. sion, both our national troops and sailors are
Recent speculations, imputed to the President, sent to the frontiers, leaving us, private citiSPECULATION seems to be again all alive. announce a determination to continue the con- zens, to repel the blows, on the seaboard, What will the British do ? What are we to test on its original principles. Will the peo- which are provoked by the aggressions of do ?-is in every body's mouth. We are not ple of the United States suffer their consterna- our government in the north. disposed to trifle with serious alarms ; but it tion to make them forget that our rulers are
EXTRACTS FROM MR. CHANNING'S SERMON, States is by no means so perilous now, as it made to obeyour wili? Let us remember, was three years ago. The folly of wicked ru- that though it does not depend on us, exciu DELIVERED AT THE SOLEMN FESTIVAL, JUNE 15. lers had then chained us to the triumphal car sively, whether we have a bloody, destiuctive “ DO any doubt the propriety of our exof a despot. Keaven has loosed us, and the war, or not, it depends on us whether we have
posed us, and the war, or not, it depends on us whether we have pressions of joy on the deliverance of Europe, folly of those rulers is now likely to be cured. a JUST ONE : and we will therefore add, that because the infuence of this event on ourAs to the measures the British government unless we are disappointed in the views of the selves is not precisely ascertained ? To such will take, we are not deep enough in prophe- British ministry, such a war is not to be ex. doubts I might reply, that the cause of this sy, to foretel with precision : but this is cer- pected:
country is necessarily united with the cause of tain, that government has yet utiered no men
ihe world. I might say, that every free and ace against our rights, or any of the privileges + The enemy"_" the enemy'_Yes, the en- enlightened people has an interest in the free, we enjoyed, before we made war upon them. emy are bringing darger and destruction to dom and improvement of other nations ; that There can be no question but Mr Madison
our doors : but who is the enemy to whom there is a sympathy, a contagion of spirit and will be obliged to relinquish every inch of new we owe the calamities, which are now so rap- feeling, among communities as well as india ground he has taken ; and on no other but | idly accumulating ? If the language in which / viduals ; and that the slavery of Europe would new ground did he erect the standard of war.
our publick prints find it most convenient to have fastened chains on us. I might say, that If his evil genius prompt him to adhere to his detail the distressing news of every day, turn l the fallen despot
detail the distressing news of every day, turn the fallen despot of Europe had not forgotten assumed principles, and we the people adhere the attention of the publick from the real all this country in this scheme of universal conto him, with our lives, our fortunes, and our
thors of our sufferings, the grand object of a quest, that his disastrous influence has already sacred. honour, we may now have blood enough most wicked policy will be accomplished. | bligluted orir prosperity, and that if peace and and perhaps, ere long, see our seaport towns They are our enemies, who, when we were honour arc to revisit our shores, we shall owe 1D ashes. We may certainly expect, the prosperous, tranquil, and happy, first assailed these blcasings to the fall of the oppressor. British will exert their whole power to silence us with grievous domestick restrictions on But obvious reasons forbid me to enlarge on his claims ; and they have no inode of reaching ecommerce, and then compelled Great Britain topicks lik e . Let it be granted, that this wanton offender, but by the usual course to draw the sword upon us, IN HER OWN DE- other nations are to participate niore largely of war. Will the British continue a war of
FENCE. The English are not our enemy. than we in the blessings of this happy revoluvengeance, if our government concede to They are but instruments in the hands of Mr. tion. And shall we therefore be dumb, amidst them those rights it has disputed ? We doubt Madison, and those who aided him to plunge i the shouts and thanksgivings of the world ? it ; for we have seen no reason to expect it. us into this war, with a hopo of rousing pas- Is it nothing to us, that other nations are Will they now set up new principles? They sions, which mnight be enlisted in their favour. blest ? Does the ocean which rolls between are not in the habit of varying materially in They could do no less than l'esist when our | us, scver all the charities, extinguish all the their political doctrines. What ihen are we to government attacked-it could not but be ex. | sympathies, which should bind us to our kind ? fear, if our government do not choose still to
pected it was expected, that they would at. | Can we hear with indifference, that the rod of continue her enemy? One thing I know has tempt to disable the arm raised to strike them. the oppressor is broken, because other nations been suggested that to secure a permanent
I never can, and never will, consider English | were crushed with its weight ? Away with good understanding, and prevent a repetition, men my enemy, until I find the government this cold and barbarous sclfishness ! Nature of aggression, should she be again brought into l of my country at war with them, in the defence and religion abhor it. Nature and religion serious conflicts with the continental powers, l of our national rights.
teach us that we and all men are brethren, she may wish to prove to the United States, I
The very pretence, on which this war is con made of one blood, related to one father that there is a much greater difference be- inued, is a scandal to our nation to shield They call us to feel for misery, wherever it tween the physical force of the two countries, | alien renegadoes, who violate their allegiance
meets our view; to lift up our voices against than has been admitted by the language of our to their native country and lawful sovereign ! | injustice and tyranny, wherever they are exerministerial party in Congress. This is the But the pretence itself is false. No man can cised ; and to exult in the liberation of the only evil to be feared, which may not be con- / be so grossly duped, as to suppose the advo. oppressed, and the triumphs of freedom and sidered as depending on our choice. In such
virtue through every region under heaven. a case, should it ever happen, the war will be
to such calamities, from a sympathy for a few We are not indeed to forget our homes in our come defensive, on the part of the American fugitive strangers-and not to save even their | sympathy with distant joy and : sorrow ; and people ; and we presume, that though left by lives ; but to better their condition, by gir. 1 weither are we to suffer the ties of family and a wretched administration almost in a state of ling them
the emplovment of native Ameri. I country to contra
the employment of native Ameri- country to contract our hearts, to separate us nature, having no publick arm to defend us, I cans. No, the secret of all this execrable from our race, to repress that diffusive pbilanlike men in a state of nature, every one will plot, lies in the spell of the word “ the ene thropy, which is the brightest image man can endeavour to defend his own and himself. No
my.” Lead the country to consieler the British bear of the universal Father. God intends publick pledge is necessary to this : the con such, against whom war was declared ; and that our sympathies should be wide and genestitution of man is pledge enough. We are
then the country will cling to and support
country will cling to and support | rous. We read with emocion the records of led to this remark, however, rather with a ref
those, who have ever professed a hatred of nations buried in the sepulchre of distant ages erence to diseussions which have appeared, Great-Britain.
-the records of ancient virtue wresting from than as pointing to measares, which any prob- I am far from imputing to every journalist,
the tyrant his abused power, and shall the who speaks of the British as “ the enemy," an deliverance of cotemporary nations, from Mr. Madison and his advocates, as all the intention to pervert publiek opinion. It is
which we sprung, and with which all our inworld know, are the authors of our present de
the common term in war ; and a war so sin- terests are blended, awaken no ardour, 170 plorable situation. Would we conjecture then I gular, so unprecented as ours, has not yet an | gratu
gratitude, no joy? what the British will do, we must not stand appropriate langurge. But let us not forget
It is an animating thought, that woe, my gazing off at sea, to watch the movements of the goal, from which we started. Let us not | friends, baye a peculiar right to rejoice in the
prosperiy of Europe, because we mourned. The works of art, belonging to Prussia,
To Correspondents. with her in the day of her adversity, Qurit plundered by Bonaparte, have been restored, " TAE WRITER" has our thanks for his regular hearts bled with her, when she lay a. maogled and sent to Berlin.
communications. He is requested, if equally conve. victim at the foot of her oppresgóro; and who May 4. Louis XVIII. arrived in Paris, nient, to furnish his numbers, for Monday inorning will forbid us to hail her with delight, now | amidst the acclamations of his people. All
All communications are desired as early in the week,
as possible. that she rises from the dust in renovated life the surviving Bourbons are now in this city.
We have several specimens of Poetry on hand, but and glory. As a nation indeed, we have no
deed, we have no May 5.
May 5. Lord Wellington arrived at Paris,
Lord Wellington arrived at Paris, must either plead guilty of excessive fastidiousness of right to participate in the general joy. As a where, among other worthies of this age of taste, or confess that their merits are deficient. Some nation, we cannot gather round the ruins of military glory, he was made personally ac. J are under consideration. the fullen despotism, and say, We shared in quainted at Sir Charles Stewart's ball, with the perib and glory of its destruction.". But it Biucher and Platoff. The Emperour of Rusis the honour of this part of the country, that sia, fourteen German, Russian, and other LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS. in heart if not in act, with our prayers if not Princes-Marshals, Dukes and Generals, our arms, we have partaken the struggles of amounting nearly to four hundred, were as
FOR THE BOSS ON SPECTATOR. Europe. In this day of our country's dis- | sembled on this festive occasion.
THE WRITER, N. VII. grace, we can s:, and the world should know This day the forts of the Helder and the it, that we never sung the praises of the ty-| feet were surrendered to the Dutch.
We were discoursing the other evening, ia rant, never joined the throng which offered May 12. The British Parliament voted a small party, upon the subject of love, when a him incense and bent before him the servile Lord Wellington 6400,000 sterling for the lively and sensible lady, in a strain of ironical knee. We have had no communion of inte. purchase of an estate. Likewise 62000 per humour, complained bitterly of the very low rest or feeling with the enemy of mankind. | annum to Generals Hope, Graham, Cotton,
and degraded state, into which ¿his once heroWe abhorred the prosperous, as much as we | Hill and Beresford.
ick passion has fallen in these later times, and contemn the falien tyrant. Let history, when
een hoisted at Ham. l.in this stupid age of ours. “ You talk of your she records the connexion of this republick burgh, and Davoust has surrendered to the civilization," said she, “ and the advantages with the usurper, bear witness, that we were general of the allies.
derived to the sex from the refinement in sennot all involved in this disgrace, that there. The Pope has arrived at Rome, and has
ived at Rome, and haul timcnt and melioration of manners ; but were some among us true to the cause of hu- again received possession of the dominions of
| where do we now see such noole sacrifices man nature, whose hearts sunk under the de- , the Church.
made to love, as in former days. Go back to pression of Europe, and whose hearts leaped There are in Paris and its neighbourhood
the Patriarch. Jacob, and see him, voluntarily for joy, when Europe was free. 20,00 French officers, out of employment.
offering himself to a seven years' servitude for Europe then is free ! Most transporting, ' AFFAIRS RELATING TO AMERICA. London
Merci Londonnis Rachel ; and when bis father-in-law, to most astonishing deliverance ! How lately did papers assert that 20,00) of Lord Wellington's
get rid of a less attracting daugliter, cheated we see her sitting in sackcloth and ashes ; l army were ordered to embark for Ainerica.
ny were ordered to embark for Ainerica. this deserving lover with Leah, see with what and now she is arrayed in the garments of It is likewise stated that a Spanish army of
a romantick spirit of constancy and love, he sufpraise and salvation. Instead of the deep and 12,000, was about sailing froin Cadiz for the
fers another equal period of bondage, to gain
the woinan of his affections. Here was gene. mation now bursts on us from all her tribes were collecting for the purpose of bringing.
rous, ardent, persevering love. Here was that and tongues. It ascends from the Alps, the their troops across the Atlantick.
strong and pervading sentiment of the heart, Pyrenees, and the Appenines. It issues from Letters from Gottenburgh of April 23, state,
which alone is entitled to the dignity of pasthe forests of the north. It is wafted to us on that Messrs. Clay and Russell were there, and | sion, discouraged by no labours, disheartened the milder winds of the south. In every lan- | Messrs. Bayard and Gallatin momently expec- | by no denial ; which surmounts all obstacles, guage, the joy inspiring acclamation reaches ted. They were about leaving London on the
and overcomes all difficulties. Show me such our ears, THE OPPRESSOR IS FALLEN, AND THE 14th of May.
a gallant now a days. Where is the lover of WORLD IS FREE.”
Letters from London mention that Admiral | these times, that will stie and persist as many Gambier. Mr. Hamilton and Dr. Aclams, had l weeks, as this enamoured Hebrew did, years? been appointed Envoys, to meet our ministers
Your modern swains are discouraged by the GENERAL REGISTER. at Gottenburgh.
first inadvertent frown ; and unless every silly
DOMESTICK. The First American Sev. | proposition, or remark, is received by us with BOSTON, SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 1814.
25, 1814. | enty Four, the INDEPENDENCE, was launched smiles and simpers, we are thought high
from the Nayy-Yard, in Charlestown, last, minded or scornful ; and these timid or careEUROPEAN. On the 14th of January a l Wednesday. It was a beautiful, or rather a 'l less gentlemei are forever deterred from treaty of peace was concluded between Great- / sublime spectacle, and took place amidst the | making any further advances. And if after a Britain and Denmark. England restores all I hurras of many thousand spectators, and was l proper preparation, and mature deliberation her territorial conquests, except Heligoland. | followed by a salute from the Constitution. I on their part, and a decent encouragement on
Early in March, the Regent of Norway issu- ! It is reported, that the British have landed | ours, the great and decisive question should ed a declaration, stating that Norway was In- 2000 men on the south of East-Florida.
be put, it must be answered unequivocally ; dependent, and at peace with all powers that The British squadron in the Chesapeake | for if, through a little modesty and female redid not attempt to violate its independence. I have been reinforced by a 74, a frigate, and 3 | serve, we startle and cannot pronounce the March 1. A treaty of alliance was entered small vessels.
plain though important yes, but should substiinto, by England, Austria, Russia and Prussia, Mr. SAMUEL PAREMAN, jun. from England, | tuto something that had the appearance of to remain in force 20 years. They engage, in passenger in the cartel schooner Thistle, has | hesitation or excuse, we may expect never to case either is invaded by France, each to con- / brought despatches to our government.
be asked the same question again ; at least by tribute their aid, to repel the invader.
Our force at Sacket's-harbour, on lake On- | the same gentleman. About the middle of April, Russia, Austria, tario, is considerably increased. The ship Su-1
From the humble constancy of the PatriGreat-Britain and Prussia guaranteed Norway I perior is finished and ready for sea. A frigate | arch, let us turn to the mighty " wrath of to Sweden. The Swedish government has de- of 54 guns, whose rigging and guns were all
Achilles.' The subject, which produced the clared war against Norway, and given notice ready, was to be launched on the 11th of June
finest poem in the world, was the effects of that all its ports are blockaded.
Our squadron on lake Erie ale soon to be love. Here the mighty hero, and the indig. April 17. Lord William Bentinck, with a united, under the cominand of commodore
nant and inflexible lover are blended together. British and Italian force, attacked Genoa, St. Clair.
Here is a noble example of furious love ; which surrendered on the 18th.
| The United States' feet in lake Champlain rather than surrender the beautiful Briseis, April 37. Bonaparte arrived at Frejus, and consists of the Saratoga 28 guns---Ticonderoga
Achilles rebelled against the king of men,' on the next day, embarked on board the En. 20---two sloops of 10 each, and one of 8---six | and urged the Grecian husts to arms. We glish frigate, Undaunted, for Elba. In his gallies of 2 guns, and four of 1.
see no wars waged for love, no armies arrayed passage through France, the guard had to ex- The British and American armies were very in the cause of beauty, in our days. The belercise the utmost vigilance, to prevent the vio- near each other at the lines, last Tuesday, and ligerent contentions among men, in these civlence of the populace from sacrificing the ha- ' an important battle was momently expected. lilized times, are for the conquest of country, ted Despot. His late Queen and son are at Smoking on a large scale !! The British not to win the favour of the fair. Vienna.
have burnt Benedict, a small town on the riv. Wao now swims the Hellespont, or buffets Last of April, Bernadotte, Swedish Crownler Patuxent, and of course the tobacco ware. | in any way the waves of oppositiou to meet prince waited on Louis XVIII. at Compeigne, house in it, which contained about 2,000. I the object he pretends to adore ? Where are and set out for Paris, hogsheads of tobacco.-Salem Gaz..
those high-spirited knights of Love and Hon