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CONSCIOUS GUILT.
“But tell me; why must those be thought to 'scape
Whom Guilt, array'd in every dreadful shape,
Still urges, and whom Conscience, ne'er asleep,
Wounds with incessant strokes, not loud but deep,
While the vex'd mind, her own tormentor, plies
A-scorpion scourge, unmark'd by human eyes !
Trust me, no punishment the poets feign,
Can match the fierce, th' unalterable pain,
He feels, who, night and day, devoid of rest,
Carries his own accuser in his breast." BOWLIS:

THE HEART-SICK MINSTREL.

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FOR him romantick solitude
Shall pile sublime her mountains rude ;
For him, with shades more soft imprest
The lucid lake's transparent breast
Shall show the banks, the woods, the hill,
More clear, more beautiful, more still ;
For him, more musical shall wave
The pines o'er Echo's moonlight cave,
While sounds as of a fairy lyre
Amid the shadowy cliffs expire. BOWLES

THE WIDOWED MOTHER'S SOLACE.

nance, and the ravenous appetite with which Now flames Andromeda's effulgent sire,
he devoured the victuals, could not fail to ex- Now rages Procyon's kindled ray,
cite the curiosity and suspicion of the com- Now madd’ning Leo darts his stellar fire,
pany.

Fierce suns revolve the parching day.
A member of the revolutionary committee,
who happened to be present, taking it for the shepherd now moves faint with languid Rock
granted that this woe-begdhe figure could be To riv'let fresh and bow'ry grove,
no other than some run-away from the Bicetre, To cool retirements of high-arching rock,
addressed and questioned him whence he came, O'er the mute stream no zephyrs move.
whether he could produce a passport, &c.
which inquiries, Cordorcet, having lost all self- Yet weighing Subsidies and England's Weal,
command, answered so unsatisfactorily, that he You still in anxious thought call forth
was taken to the house of the committee as a Dark ills, which Gaul and Prussia deep conceal,
suspected person. Thence, having undergone Or fierce may burst from lowering North.
a second interrogatory, during which he ac-
quitted himself equally ill, he was conducted to All-seeing Wisdom, kind to mortals, bides
Bourg-la-Reine: and as he gave very inconsis- Time's future births in gloomy night ;
tent answers to the questions put to him by the Too-busy care, with pity, Heaven derides,
municipality, it was inferred, that this unknown Man's fond, officious, feeble might.
person must have some very important reasons
for wishing to continue undiscovered.

Use then aright the present. Things to be, Being sent to a temporary confinement till the Uncertain flow, like Thames; now peaceful borne matter should be cleared up, on the next morn- In even bed, soft gliding down to sea ; ing he was found senseless on the ground, with- Now mould'ring shores, and oaks uptorn, out any marks of violence on his body; whence it was conjectured that he must have poisoned Herds, cottages, together swept away, himself. It was well known Condorcet had for Headlong he rolls ; the pendent woods some time before carried about him the most And bellowing cliffs proclaim the dire dismay, deadly poison; and, not long before his fatal

When the fierce torrents rouse the tranquil foods. exit, he owned to a friend, that he had more than twenty times been tempted to make use of They, masters of themselves, they happy live, it, but was checked by motives of affection for Whose bearts at ease can say secure, his wife and daughter.

“ This day rose not in vain ; let Heav'n next give It was during his concealment of ten months “ Or clouded skies, or sunshine pure." at Paris, that he wrote his excellent History of the Progress of Human Understanding.

Yet never what swift Time bebind has cast, Thus perished one of the most illustrious of Shall back return. No pow'r the thing the French literati that the present age had That was bid not have been ; for ever past, produced.

It Aies on unrelenting wing.

Fortune, who joys perverse in mortal woe,
POETRY.

Still frolicking with cruel play,
Now may on me her giddy smile bestow,

Now wanton, to another stray.
LORD CHATHAM.

If constant, I caress her ; if she fies
His lordship had, in early life, a very ele- On fickle plumes, farewell her charms !
gant turn for poetry, which occupations of All dower I wave (save what good Fame supplies),
greater moment prevented him from cultiva.

And wrap my soul in Freedom's arms.
ting. His friends have preserved a few speci-
mens--the following is from the manuscripts 'Tis not for me to shrink with mean despair,
of the Marquis of Buckingham.

Favour's proud slip should whirlwinds toss ;
Nor venal idols sooth with bart'ring prayer,

To shield from wreck opprobrious dross.
NIGHT ROXOURABLE RICHARD GRENVILLE TEMPLE,

Midst all the tumults of the warring sphere,

My light-charged bark may haply glide ; INVITATION TO SOUTH LODGE.*

Some gale may waft, some conscious thought shall From “ Tyrrhena Regum Progenies,” &c.

cheer,

And the small freight unanxious glide.
FROM Norman princes sprung, their virtues' hoir,
Cobham, for thee my vaults inclose

WILLIAM PITT, 1750.
Tokai's smooth cask unpierc'd. Here purer air,
Breathing sweet pink and balmy rose,

FROM THE ENGLISH MIN STRELSY.
Shall meet thy wish'd approach. Haste then away,
Nor round and round for ever rove

TOO late I staid...forgive the crime,
The magick Ranelagh, or nightly stray

Unheeded flew the hours, In gay Spring Garden's glittering grove.

How noiseless falls the foot of time,

That only treads on flowers !
Dorsake the Town's huge mass, stretch'd long and wide,
Pall'd with Profusion's sickening joys ;

What eye with clear account remarks
Spurn the vain Capital's insipid pride,

The ebbing of the glass,

When all its sands are diamond sparks, Smoke, riches, politicks, and noise.

Which dazzle as they pass ! Change points the blunter sense of sumptuous pleasure ;

Oh! who to sober measurement,
And neat repasts in sylvan shed,

Time's happy swiftness brings,
Where Nature's simple bloom is all the treasure,
Care's brow with smiles have often spread.

When birds of paradise have lent
Their plumage for his wings !

RESTOR'd to life, one pledge of former joy,
One source of bliss to come, remain'd-her boy!
Sweet in her eye the cherish'd infant rose,
At once the seal and solace of her woes ;
When the pale widow clasp'd him to her breast,
Warm gush'd the tears, and would not be represt :
In lonely anguish, when the truant child
Leap'd o'er the threshold, all the mother smiled.
In him, while fond imagination view'd
Husband and parents, brett.ren and friends renewed,
Each vanish'd lock, each well remember'd grace,
That pleas’d in them, she sought in Javan's face.

MONTGOMERT .

SELECTED.

TWILIGHT.

TO THE

LORD VISCOUNT COBHAM.

I LOVE thee, Twilight ! as thy shadows roll,
The calm of evening steals upon my soul,
Sublimely tender, solemnly serene,
Still as the hour, enchanting as the scene.
I love thee, Twilight! for thy gleams impart
Their dear, their dying influence on my heart,
When o'er the harp of thought, thy passing wind
Awakens all the musick of the mind,
And joy and sorrow as the spirit burns
And hope and memory sweep the chords by turns ;
While Contemplation, on seraphick wings,
Mounts with the flame of sacrifice and sings.
Twilight ! I love thee; let thy glooms increase,
Till every feeling, eyery pulse is peace ;
Slow from the sky, the light of day declines,
Clearer within the dawn of glory shines,
Revealing in the hour of nature's rest,
A world of wonders in the poet's breast.

Мохтоохрах,

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PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR

JOHN PARK,
By MUNROE & FRANCIS,

NO, 4 CORNHILL.

Price three dollars per annum, half in advance. Subscribers may be supplied with the preceding

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numbers.

DEVOTED TO POLITICKS AND BELLES LETTRES.

VOL. I.

BOSTON, SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1814.

NO. XX.

FOR

TIB BOSTOX SPECTATOR.

POLITICAL.

alarm-the nature of her government, and the from this, we trust, little need be apprehended. manner in which she has met other nations, What greater satisfaction need they wish,

under not very dissimilar circumstances. than to see our swaggering war men reduced ON THE BRITISH NATIONAL CHARACTER.

The British government is always divided to the disgrace of giving up every principle,

into two parties ; not two parties really at- wbich they had made the factitious cause of THERE are not a few among those that have tached to different political principles, but a dispute. They know that a large proportion righteously detested the tyrannical charac. party possessing, and a party desiring power. of the American people have ever deprecated ter of France, and abstractedly wished suc- As opposition, there, is not considered morally the war. They have shewn, that they are in

to the arms of nations struggling against or politically criminal, ambitious men maintain Auenced by this knowledge, in the mode in her despotism, who have nevertheless indul a constant struggle for office ; and those 'who which they have prosecuted the warfare ged some apprehensions, lest the triumph of do not attain that consequence at which they against this country, to the bitter disappointthe Allies would be indirectly unfavourable to aim, are perpetually the rigorous inquisitors of those who brought this calamity upon us. the interests of the United States. They have of those who have been more successful. Another ground of our confidence, whatevfeared that Great-Britain, inflated by the unex- The opposition always embraces splendid tal- er some may think of it, is our reliance on ampled glory she has acquired, confident of ents, interested to render the ministry and their the respect which the British government her own security, and conscious of her milita- friends unpopular. They watch every slip-feel to the dignity and splendour of their nary power, would rise in her pretensions, as they always profess the keenest sensibility to tional character. She has long been the she has risen in the means of enforcing them. integrity of conduct the nation is the sole champion of the rights of other nations. She

Deeply as we execrate the wickedness and umpire in the dispute, a majority of whom cannot consistently invade ours. stupidity, which have attached the destinies must approve of the measures of administra- To conclude, we have another security. Any of this country, as far as was possible, to the tion, or the ruling party cannot long maintain material encroachment upon our rights, would sinking and universally hated cause of France, their ground. Now the mass of the people in be a just cause of alarm to other natior.s. the exultation we feel on the complete regen- every nation prefer peace to war. This is The power of Great-Britain is formidable ; a eration of European freedom is not damped particularly true of the English ; it is so true disposition to abuse it, would make Europe by any suspicion that it will induce Great-Brit- that the government have sometimes been see in her, with horrour, another France. As ain to advance new or unjust claims, as the obliged to make a peace, which they knew she desires a good understanding with her condition of peace with us, though her most was not safe, because the people desired it. continental friends, she will wish to avoid exmalignant foe.

They are a brave nation ; à British subject citing their jealousy. It is natural that those, who judge of the will encounter any thing for his country's From these several reasons, we have no policy of other nations by the recent conduct rights, but he must be made to believe that dread of a dishonourable peace, from the tri. of our own, should entertain such expecta his country's rights require war, or he will umph of that glorious cause in which Greattions. The American government, sirice it vote for peace. Among a people so disposed, Britain has been a distinguished actor. If has been administered by democratick rulers, the opposition have every advantage, if the none of our claims are voluntarily abandoned has displayed but a pitiful series of expediente; ministry adopt a measure, calculated either to by our rulers, to gratify their own local prejuderiving their character from external cir: invite or protract a war with a foreign nation, dices, we n.dy probably resume the exercise of cumstances. An eye was always kept on the which can be proved unjust. The opposition those rights which we enjoyed before the war progress of French aggrandizement; and as it in England, whether from selfish motives or was declared. became more formidable to Great-Britain, and pure integrity is of no consequence, when the result more dubious, new obstacles were England is at war, is always for peace ; and MENE, MENE, TEKEL UPHARSIN, presented to accommodation, and new concesprove the zealous and successful champions of

DEXOCRACY WEIGHED, AND FOUND WANTING. sions required, until at last, the conquest of all other nations' rights. her colonies was ridiculously pronounced es- The manner in which Great-Britain has con

The administration will soon be obliged to sential to our security, and to be obtained by ducted towards hostile nations, who, like us,

make peace, if it is not already effected. We intrigue or force, before we could accept a united with France to destroy her, is another say obliged, and we say it without regret or peace !

reason why we believe an honourable peace mortification, for we feel wholly free from Those too who reason from the conduct of practicable. She has stood alone with all Eu- any 'share of the disgrace which attaches to a France, if they make no discrimination, will rope against her. The nations of the continent

set of men, whom we have honestly, uni. expect, that England will now “ feel power have successively become her friends. We formly, and zealously opposed, as enemies to and forget right." France, since she has been do not find that the exasperation of a contest

the honour and happiness of our country. The able to interfere with the peace of other na- for existence provoked her to advance upon

war was their own work the peace must be tions, has had but one limit to her pretensions ; her general doctrines, in any accommodation.

their's. Their's is the merit, such merit as one rule for the conditions she required—the As her cause strengthened by the acquisition it was, of the one, and to them belongs the disutmost she could extort.

of new allies, we do not find in any instance grace now, of having to recede from their But history, particularly the recent history the least symptom of an overbearing policy ; ground. of Great Britain, represents her in a very dif- no principle assumed, which she had not main

Surely the real friends of our republick ferent point of view. Her policy is subservi tained in the worst of times. The first are

will now have it in their power to silence efent to avowed principles. To those principles with her as the last, and the last as the first.

fectually the partizans of our rulers, if such a she adheres uniformly in prosperity and adver- It may be said, and with justice, that she class of men should still claim the confidence sity. It is true that, in adversity, she has some must feel a spirit more vindictive towards of the people. The objection which presents times made temporary concessions, of what the United States, than any other power of itself is simple, and cannot be answered. If a she considered her rights, but with a reserva- Europe, except France ; for, while they have

democrat dares to ask me for my vote, or tion of the principle. In prosperity, we can had some plea of necessity for their hostility, dares to ask for a vote in my hearing, I will recollect no instance, in which she has exceed- intimidated by the enormous power of France, inquire, what benefit these rulers will shew, ed her standard doctrine, or claimed more than we have wantonly, voluntarily, and malignantly as a compensation for a publick debt now to was justified by jurists of other countries, who joined her foes, when the tyrant of Europe be paid, of sixty millions of dollars ? What have treated of publick law.

had no means of compelling us, and when it advantage we have procared, by six or seven . There are many considerations which induce was our true interest to have acted in concert years of the most perplexing and ruinous us to disbelieve that Great Britain will now with her arms This is a fact, to the eternal commercial restrictions ? What we have take advantage, with respect to us, of her re- shame of our profligate rulers, and if evil re

gained by the blood of some thousands of our cent good fortune, and require the sacrifice of sults from it, we shall have the more reason

citizens ? What, by the loss of incalculable our rights. Two, however, are prominent, to execrate the folly and depravity of those

millions, in the losses which the country has which appear to us sufficient 10 obviate any who have exposed us to this danger. But sustained, by the ruin of its commerce and the habits into which other nations have been time the allies were reinforced by Gen. Bulow A 74 and 3 large schooners lately ascended forced, by our policy, of supplying themselves from Holland, Bernadotte's army, and other the Potomack about 40 miles above Point without our aid ? What is our recompense reinforcements, amounting, in the whole, as Look-Out, took posses sion of some islands, for being placed in a worse situation, than if it has been stated, to 170,000. Intimidated by had some skirmishing in barges with the miliwere now but the birth day of our nation ? this accumulating force, and anxious for Paris, tia, and afterwards fell down again, with a for we have extended our malice to all the Bonaparte began to recede. He was at Troyes frigate and a brig that had entered the mouth great powers of Europe, which successively however on the 29th of. March. By forced of the river, to Point Look-Out. have thrown off the French yoke and must marches, he arrived at Fontainbleau, on the A large ship, belonging to the United States, have rendered ourselves no less odious, by our morning of the 31st. There he learnt that the was launched at Sackett's harbour, on the 1st evident wishes, than we have been contemptible troops, left for the defence of Paris, had aban- instant by the impotence of our efforts to defeat their doned their position, and that the city had al- Our bay is alive with British cruisers ; it is noble purposes.

ready been 24 hours in possession of his ene- said they do not moles: fishermen or coasters. We do not hesitate to anticipate these un- my. The corps of the Dukes of Treviso and Mr. John Randolph will be supported as a answerable interrogatories, because we are Ragusa and General Compans were collecting candidate for Congress, from the district in convinced, nothing will be gained ; but that between Essone and Paris. The Emperour which he resides, in opposition to Mr. Eppes. on the contrary, the status quo, will be the took up his quarters at Essone. The Empress Information from the south, states, that the utmost, that can be expected, accounting too and the imperial court were at Tours. A Creek Aation of Indians has been nearly anni. for nothing, the immense sacrifices which bulletin has been received, published by the hilated--the wretched remains having fled have been sustained.

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

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

Such was the state of things in that quarter, General Wilkinson has objected to his court THE PRESIDENT'S MOTIVES AVOWED. on the 1st of April. All France was said to of inquiry, on the ground that it is not compoIn the National Intelligencer is a long arti- be in a state of confusion, and a large portion sed of General Officers, and the court has disticle, entitled “ Session of Congress," in which of the people sick of tyranny and the tyrant. solved. Mr. Madison's editor attempts to review the Success has likewise attended Lord Wel- The British fieet, on Lake Ontario, ve past session. When he comes to the Embar. lington in the south. He fought a severe bat. sailed from Kingston to Oswego, and a led go, he says :

tle, with Soult, and routed him, about the 6th 2,000 men, who were marching to the fal on “ We doubt not the President, in recom- of March. On the 12th, a detachment of 3000 Onondago river, to destroy the articles dosmending its adoption, acted under the impulse English and Portuguese entered Bordeaux, ited there, intended for the equipment the of popular feeling, as well as from an honest without opposition. The city was immediate- new vessels, preparing at Ekeit's Harur. and sincere conviction of its probable effect ly tranquil, and the inhabitants had displayed in arresting that intercourse with the ene. the white flag-mounted the white cockade, LITERARY AND MES ELLANE US. my," &c.

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

OR THE BOSTON SPEITATR. great nation to act under ! 6 The impulse of and had issued a proclamation in the name of

THE WRITER, NEI popular feeling !"

Instead of directing the his uncle, Louis the XVIII., who invites them publick feeling into the right path, when he to evince their loyalty to the family of their in this character, I shall begin

by giving

some

AS I propose coming abroad in the world, perceived it was inclined to go wrong, he yields former sovereigns, and announces that he had to it, and takes that for his guide, which the formed a treaty with the allies, as king of account of inyself. I am an odd sort of a fel...

low, and have many whirns ; but my most obconstitution has made it his duty to control. France. What better can be expected from a man who The town and fortress of Blaye, on the stinate propensity is a desire for writing. If

there is really such a disease in the catalogue acts from such motives, than just such a way-Garonne, below Bordeaux, was reported to

of human infirmities, as the cacoethes scribenward, wavering, inconsistent and pernicions have surrendered, so that nothing remained to course, as that which he has pursued ? prevent the British shipping from ascending to di, I certainly am afflicted with it to an incu

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

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

the XVIII. ; and Rochefort was soon expected Locke would be about my ears, and prove, by GENERAL REGISTER. lo surrender.

dint of logick, that as there are no innate ideas, American affairs in France bear the same

there could be, in the mind of an infant, no aspect, whether the Emperour conquers or is predispositions. That the mind of a new-born BOSTON, SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1814. conquered. Nothing has been done by Mochild

, if

, by the way, they would allow him any Crawford.

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

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

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

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

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

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

my friend Tristram Shandy has done, a little years, has carried his arms and spread devas- The United States' sloop of war Frolick, the before it, and let them settle the matter among tation from Africa to the ancient capital of the beautiful ship launched at Charlestown a few

themselves. Russian empire, is now excluded from his months since, has been taken by the Orpheus own metropolis, which is in possession of the frigate, and carried to Nassau, New Provi

(Here “ The Writer” gives an account of a singular champions of human emancipation. The train dence. The particulars of the capture have

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

his birth—and which, like the Delphick responses, was naturally arise from such an extraordinary The Proclamation of Admiral Cochran, da- attended with so much obscurity as to puzzle the inge. event, we leave to the deliberate reason of ted April 25th, is now published, declaring all nuity of all interested, as to the most probable conreaders. The text is a glorious one-we shall the ports of the United States, from the Mis- struction. He is however persuaded, himself, that it give it in brief. sissippi to New-Brunswick, in a state of rigo

clearly intimated his celebrity as a Writer, and as the

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

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

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

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

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

have frequently spoiled my breakfast, by daub

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ing the ink over my bread and butter. As I | dle course between the two great parties, companion of gratified vanity : But, so greatly grew up, this inclination grew with me, and which now divide our country. I am particu- are we deluded by imagination, and enslaved there was no writing going on, in which I did | larly inclined to this, as some of our great men by passion, that the glittering toy of the monot endeavour to have a hand. I wrote seve- are prone to change, and therefore by a mag- ment has temptarion too powerful to be resistral epitaphs for country church-yards, and have nanimous moderation I may continue in their

nanimous moderation I may continue in their ed, and present gratifications engross all atfurnished the weather in an almanack for favour, although they should not continue their tention and desire. abore forty years. In this last species of wri- former opinions.

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

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

NATURAL HISTORY.

er be better exerted than in securing indepenciously attended to the two great unities of The Alca ARCTICA. The high projecting contented, and consequently happy. But inde.

dence ; with which all declare they should be time and place, in the distribution of my snow

rock of Lovunnen, in Norwegian Lapland, is a storms ; and that I know how to rise with the

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

sons conceive different notions of it, according of April. I can also predict the first appear, feathers. This silly bird is very easily caught.

to their education, the sphere of life they have ance of blossoms in very flowery language. I The fowler lets down the iron hook, or sends

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

,

they have associated, the habits they have with credit

, and many of the patriotick effu- clefts or holes of the rock, where the puffins formed, their particular kind of reading, or to sions of '75 were supplied from my pen ; insomuch that I have myself thought that the Reve pulled out, the next one bites and lays hold of

sit crowded together ; and the first bird being large hereditary possessions, who from his cra• . olution was as much indebted to my labours, his tail ; and thus in succession, until the whole

dle has been fondled in the soft lap of luxury, as to Tom Paine and Common Sense. But family, clinging together like a chain, is drago elegance and grandeur, whose nod has com

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

ged to light.

Von Buck's Travels. lost to the world, as I have forgotten the

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

have afforded the indulgence of every desire,

INCREASE OF NAVAL POWER. peared (and presume every body has forgotten

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

smaller revenue. The opulent merchant, second edition. The truth is, I am always been seen in England. She was called Henry, whose successful ventures and persevering inwriting ; and the town would be more fre- Grace de Dieu ; yet this prodigy was of only dustry enables him to live in a style of almost quently amused and entertained with my ideas, a thousand tons.

equal splendour, who fares sumptuously every if the sapient editors of our newspapers were In the eighth year of king James I. (1611) day, decorates his dwelling with gaudy magnot such critical judges of style, taste, and the citizens of London built a ship for the gove nificence, and entertains with ostentatious hosbelles-lettres, as to reject any communications ernment, of twelve hundred tons, called « The pitality, has no idea of independence with less that are not offered by the right person.

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

lation. The moderate tradesman, whose retail of literary vagases which we.pro told infected signed to Prince Henry, was by him named profits permit himself and family to enjoy the the wits of a former age. I never undertook The Prince.

decent comforts of life, and to lay up someto write verses in the form of a heart, altar, In 1701 the Royal Sovereign was launched. I thing at the end of every year, is not satisfied or true love knot, por have I attempted with She mounted 110 guns, and measured two till he can raise enough to load a vessel and Puttenham, to erect a temple of words, whose thousand tons.

risk his all, in hopes to rival the merchant in columns should be worked off by syllables to In 1745 the whole British navy consisted of large gains and extensive credit, without which 'proper proportions of the Corinthian order.

7 men of war of 100 guns-13 of 90—16 of 80 he cannot suppose himself independent. The My propensity leads me to write straight for 23 of 70-19 of 6047 of 50 (125 line of humble mechanick, whose labour gives him ward, and expect immortality as an author, battle :)-23 of 40–9 of 30-and 25 of 20. health, and supplies the temperate calls of namore from the number and extent of my wri-. In all, 182.

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

In 1813 Great-Britain had in commission, in envies the possessors of property the ease and With this view of my character and dispos ordinary and repairing, 253 ships of the line convenience he was never indulged in, nor sition, I offer myself to the Spectator ; and 40 of 50, &c. guns—243 frigates-and 483 taught to expect ; and thinks it hard he cannot with the encouragement and approbation of the other vessels of war ; in all 1019.

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

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

which all eagerly join ; of “ The WRITER.” If there should be any

THE GRAND PURSUIT.

“ And like the circle, bounding earth and skies, desire in the publick to know something more o fortunatos nimium sta si vona nôrint.

Allures from far, but, as we follow, Aies.” of the person and condition of the Writer, these may be more fully disclosed hereafter. In the

" Who can shew us any good ?” is the con- How then are we to attain this chief ingredient mean time, for their immediate gratification, stant language of discontent among all classes in the cup of earthly felicity? We must seek and particularly out of respect to the female of mortals. Ever repining at their lot, ever for it at home in our own bosoms; and, before part of my readers, I hereby make known that

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

, fortune, yet neglecting the fairest opportuni- and beneful weeds, that check its growth, and

anxious longing for the adventitious gifts of we must labour carefully to root out the idle strong anı healthy, and wear no whiskers. A bachelor, of a middle age-that is to say, tain means to procure substantial happiness.

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

In the middle class, mankind are generally ted to bowing ; very fond of female company,

Happiness, so eagerly desired, so diligently more happy, because envy is not so predominand although not married myself, a great ad sought after, and so seldom found, is never more ant nor pride so overweening ; on one hand, vocate for and promoter of matrimony in oth ardently pursued than by those who have not they find many in a station considerably above ers, and a very successful maker of matches :

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

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

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

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

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

smiles on those who are insensible to the puri. pendent, as upon our passions, appetites, and largest portion of them in the list of matrons ty and dignity of her nature, who are not sin- habits, which keep us in slavish and disgraceful before they are out of their teens.

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

degrade themselves by idolatrous worship at ed consequence and selfsufficiency, by demanda great traveller, and am particularly acquain the shrine of meretricious pleasure.

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

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

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

convince us that happiness is not found in sen- mission 10 his will, except from those, whose but the tip end of her nose to go uncovered.

sual indulgence, in frivolous dissipation, in necessities or interested views render them As to ing political sentiments, I shall keep | nor is it always the attendant of beauty nor the mutually depends for the food which supplies

accumulated wealth, nor successful ambition dependent on his favour, and on whom lie them to myself, and endeavour to steer a mid

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