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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 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 who facilitate the means of subsister.ce and expand had almost lived in a library, was a change

THE WRITER, No. V. the human mind. The greatest evil that re- which could not but disgust. But he hoped 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 extensive ness. 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 nerer 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 intempeshould 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 derelictivo 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 in can physician in the place sailed for the Uni- o'clock Wife and children gone to meeting judged and ineffectual pertinacity is not itir ted States. Perseverance here might have ac- --urged her to 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 ; -11, took another tumbler-half past 11, not The history of my friend CHRYSALIS has im- Doctors' busin ss was dull. A new friend ads 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 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 than usual ; a circumstance which I and was soon in Port-au-Prince, and admitted dipner-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 blushi on meeting his

with enough to prevent a blush on meeting his table---then slept till 3 o'clock-awoke parch

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.

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 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 supplied 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 cu. 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 attive country, and it was now irksome 10 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 insteady as himself--in a should see me.-Half past u. Went to bed. who had spent a few year's in Virginia, in few years, after several improvements, it was Monday. Awoke at 13-got up-head ache commerce, at that time when our commerce abandoned. :

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 narisea of the stomach-eat nothing_my had both been very fortunate, were in excel. most occupied, I might detail the particulars wife desired I would not go out, and said, lemi business, and had only come to visit their of about half a dozen other changes. I re- kindly, I looked tuo unwell to be abroadfriends, and avoid the sickly season. They monstrated and expostulated with him on the wanted to see R-, met him at the sign of became 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 bim, he might do the same. Their suc- " A rolling stone gathers no mous.” He im- voted for Mr. D.; offered to treat uscess was dazzling-one of the friends made a mediaccly replied from Cicero to Atticus, "Ne. accepted-treated them in our turn-2 o'clock. liberal proposition-CHRYSALIS was yet young, mo doctus mutationem consilii inconstantiam Concluded not to go home to divncr-called sanguine, and inexperienced. The result was, dixit esse." I formd he could persevere in for a beef-stea's.--4 o'clock. Writer told ine ! in Autumn he embarked with them for Nor- fickleness, and that alone. CHRYSALIS, at last, bad bad eight glasses groga-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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Rand G-; I interfered-got kņocked this week of sin and folly--this week of brutish | Awake her handmaids--with the matrons lears down-obliged to be carried home with my insensibility ? --Oh where is my angel wife !! That fainting form o'er which they gaze and grieve ; face much bruised--wife appeared distrest, but

Then seek Anselmo's cavern

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

“ 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,


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

That ne'er till now so broke upon his sleep : some coffee, which she said she had made


And his wild spirit wilder wishes sent, good on purpose for me--could not drink it till I had taken a glass of brandy--promised

Roused by the roar of his own element ! “Slow sinks, more lovely ere his race be run,

Oft had he ridden 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 bright, 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 husli'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 :

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 ny 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 Thy glorious gulf, unconquer'd Salamis !

One pitying Aash 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 relieved—my 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,

Its peal waxed fainter-ceased he felt alone, --slept comfortably, (except some bad dreams) | Mark his gay course and own the hues of heaven ; till 1 P. M.--found my wife sitting by my side

As if some faithless friend had spurn'd his groan!" Till, 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 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

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Like Hope's gay glance from Ocean's troubled foam ?" bring the brandy.--2 o'clock. Drank two forcers and eat a slice of bacon.--4. At the sign “ On such an eve, his palest beam he cast,

Page 89 of When-Athens ! here thy wisest look'd his last.

AN INTERESTING PICTURE. 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 ---mier in 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 Phæbus never frown'd before, And the cold flowers her colder hand contain'd, --children all glad to see me as I had been out so long-had nothing to give them--my wife But ere he sunk below Cythæron's head,

In that last grasp as tenderly were stra in'd prepared me

As if she scarcely felt, but feign'd a sleep,
some dinner--eat but little--
The cup of woe was quaff’d-the spirit Aed !"

And made it almost mock'ry yet to weep. could not bear to see her look so kindly on

THE SHOCK OF GRIEF. me--found fault with every thing she did

The long dark lashes fringed her lids of snow couldn't ves her. -too much to endure all this “ Something they would have said ; but seemed to And veil'd-thought shrinks from allthat lurk'd belowgood nature and forbearance-called a hack


Oh ! o'er the eye death most exerts his might, again, and rode down to sign of Met To trust their accents to MEPORA'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 must have some brandy first-drank two glass- all lost that softness died not—but it sleptWhile yet was Hope-they soften'd-Autter'd-wel- But the white shroud, and each extended tress,

Long-fair-but spread in utter lifelessness, es, seemed to feel better, so took some more 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-quick your answer-tell me where he lies !"

The indistinctness of the suffering breast ; drank a little too much-got home in a hack

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 fled ;

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 eloqnience to Woe.” 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 with

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR Sunday, for I had-kept a journal, and noted

stood ; every day in the week-Mary, with her saucy

JOHN PARK, Her own dark soul--these words at once subdued impertinence, said, that all one day I was not

She totters-falls-and senseless had the wave myself.

By MUNROE & FRANCIS, Have ! then lost one whole day? This, Perchance but snatch'd her from another grave ;

NO. 4 CORNHILL. however, is awful to have no recollection of a But that with hands though rude, yet weeping eyes,

Price three dollars per annum, half in advances. day passed terrifies me-but have I not also lost They yield such aid as Pily's haste supplies : a week ?-Oh! worse than lost it-Oh ! how Dash o'er her deathlike cheek the ocean dew,

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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 exter.

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 An- joy 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 brought sickness of heart, and melancholy to ings, who take their information from such they resigned themselves to despair.

It was a time of universal dismay-a day of the mind of exory, cnlightened and patriotick papers as the Chronicle, we have no doubt the citizen of the United States. The pageants i mass of them may be blinded, for a time, to clouds and thick darkness. There was which vanity, frivolity, or the Thatotip of pars the blow they have received. This delusion nothing in prispect 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 ineans 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 days of glory, acquired and sequence, what the French faction among us slavery, nothing in short to console the philanenjoyed by our fathers, forfeited and lost by a believe. Henceforth, there can arrive no des thropist but confidence in the over-ruling, the degenerate offspring. From the day that Ġe patches from France to dictate, to demand, to

ever watchful, the benevolent providence of the PROCLAIM a war against Great-Britain for us. net set our municipal laws at defiance, to the

Supreme Being."

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

Those days we have

seen, but, thank God, they at war with Great-Britain, though our govern- are over. If messengers now come from that Can we forget the impassioned tone of ment professed peace, our unhappy republick part of the world, they come from one, whose eloquence, in which our statesmen and orators had not ceased to become more and more en

gratitude to the British nation, for their long, declared to their countrymen, that the same thralled by foreign control. Our processions, arduous, and triumphant struggle against the fatal influence, which had destroyed the enerorations, toasts, and salutes were but a privi- foe of mankind, is unbounded. we must be gies of Europe, had extended itself to our own leged farce, concealing not from the world, but reconciled to Great-Britain, or we shall even

shores, and was already visible in the base ourselves, our danger aid our disgrace.

tually be deemed an enemy by France, and by servility of the government, and in the degradThanks 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 proud dictator who drained us of our wea th rights of every me power, has now 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. 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 and Milan, names which stamp dishonour on harmless affectation of joy, for the restoration consequences of this most hateful union. It the page of American history, 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

unutterable ; on which we dwelt, « till our the great nation he fately ruled, as a perjure conscious folly of a person who has been hearis greiquid, and we could have poured Despot-as such, dethroned-disarmed and breathing factitious air--take te bag fra Liis 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 independent 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, sui ply, and then finds he has been playing the to have been a scourge in his hands, inflicting

. 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 bis perfect wisdom deterplease Heaven, is not far distant-a peace

EXTRACTS FROM REV. MR. CARY'S SERMON, 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 a 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 thoughtful 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 hua character totally unknown in modern history,

man 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 poweruification, it wants the consistency of truth-it experience, more profound views of human ful of human passions ; supported by the acglows in their - language, but their looks and nature, inore skill' in applying itself to the cumulated l'esources of Europe ; conducted actions belie their professions.

character, the favourite prejudices, the corrup! 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 para archy, which is now about being established in ful despotism, which held both soul and 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 tary renown, and degradeci bý domestick tyclose of the French revolution, why do they and all resistance ; bearing down in its course, ranny,--that these vast armies were marching not 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 grati-l the exalted, disarming the powerful, endeayour




Sır,—When men involve themselves in pe

have foreseen, that, in the heart of a half ciy- 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, unequalled 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 bear. admiration, 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 please 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 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, killed, 28 wounded and 133 taken. at defiance, should, in the space of a few with reinforcements of troops, seamen, ord: Col. Snelling has arrived at Washington, months, have fled, a trembling coward, alone, nance stores, and provisions--the frame of a with despatches to our government, from the exhausted, ruined, seeking his safety within frigate, and brig of war, for the lakes. Wė Commander in chief, in Canada, the walls of his own palace ; that so many must have the Canadas ! ! enslaved people would have shaken off the Commodore Barney's fotilla are blockaded yoke which crushed them to the earth and in the Patuxent, (Chesapeake). The Virgini. OP JAUNCU Tho Seventy-four, now comactually 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 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. esting, in this place.

At 11 o'clock, A. M. the church services BOSTON, SATURDAY, JUNB 18, 1814. began. The grandeur of the praises, swelling

THE CONFIDANT, No. XI. on Handel's inspired harmony-the solemnity EUROPEAN. The Olivier, a French bris sanctified eloquence of the sermon, diffused tions, from different hands, and, I believe, new

of the prayers; the impressive, pathetick, I have received the following communicaof war, waving the old national flag of France, 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 date.

Hon. Mr. Gore, as chairman of the Committee The senior Bonaparte had gone to Elba, and

of Arrangements, rose and addressed the au- cuniary embarrassments, from indulgence in the whole ex-royal family were dispersing. dience. He presented a concise but compre- profligate habits, or from fraudulent and unwar. The uncle, cardinal Fesch, and the mother of

hensive view of the state of Europe, at the ranted speculations, the most candid cannot Napoleon were reported to have solicited the breaking out of the French revolution—its de commiserate without a mixture of censure. privilege of residence within the Pope's do moralizing, degrading, sanguinary character- Poverty, resulting from such causes brings minions. Louis, it was said, would retire to

its tremendous effects on civilized society, disgrace in its train of evils, and it is not surSwitzerland, and Joseph and Jecome 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

, tranquil; and busied only in exhibiting testi- ing despotism that ever God in his providence making a disclosure of their perplexity, when monials of joy, at their happy deliverance

permitted to scourge mankind. He conclud- they know it must be followed by a loss of Some reports were likevise brought, by the ed, by sketching the progress of those glori- reputation. But the world have ever been same vessel, that our ministers were to be inous events, which in a short and at an unex

unanimous in their verdict, that when honest, vited to participate in the negotiations for a

pected period, had hurried the tyrant of the active, prudent industry is defeated, failure is. general peace. But though we voluntarily

world to destruction, and liberated the nations not dishonourable. It is then extremely to be engaged in a war, in which we had no imme- of Europe and our own unhappy country from regretted, that, “ this horror of falling into diate concern, we doubt whether we shall not

the greatest of all dangers. He then read an nought” should so frequently beset minds be permitted to make our peace alone. No introduction, and Resolutions, expressing the which have nothing to fear, on the score of advantage could be expected from such a com- object of this day's thanksgiving-tendering 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

the contends, have no advocate among the powers

“ venerable head of the House of never fail to attach reproach to adversity-I of Europe. Bourbon” on his restoration to that throne, mean abusing the confidence of friendship

In the ordinary transactions of business, it is Thirty thousand of the allied troops had left which gave support to our country in its Paris-all the corps which had shown any dis- struggle for independence-to the Dutch na. impossible, even for the most circumspect, alorderly conduct, had been sent from the king- tion, 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 Orangeto 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.

With a rational hope of profit, one asks credtitle of Grand Duchess of Parma and Placen- and the republicks of Switzerland on their libtia. It is not supposed she will ever see Na- eration from the yoke of an insolent invader-it; with a rational hope of profit, another poleon Bonaparte again. to Alexander the Deliverer, and, in terms, gives it

. Both are governed by a general

scale of insurance, by which they regulate all Forty-four million franks in specie, sent which the deplorable contest in which we are from Paris, by Bonaparte, have been taken on engaged, necessarily qualified with delicacy, to their commercial intercourse with the world. the road ; his crown, diamonds, and plate have that nation, in whose unparalleled fortitude, They must both endeavour to be prepared for likewise been recovered.

perseverance, and magnanimity, the cause of contingencies.
national freedom found support, when dismay

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- ed, 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 authorized 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 press.

che dearest and most generous of their acdraw on the treasurer, if expedient, to the Through the remainder of the day, nothing quaintance, who look for no advantage-wbo amount of one million of dollars.

was ecen, but a general expression of satisfac. I bave no chance of advantage, but the self



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- 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, lost or suffered to escape unnoticed or unimly the young, that circumspection in commer- had by accident adopted the same practice. i proved, 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

“ Dwindled down to threescore years and ten” ! every honest exertion should be faithfully 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 prove too strong, never dread to make season.

causes. I am now even afraid to look out as vourite subject seems to have been a mere able, fair explanations: above all, let not the window, lest my motives should be spece

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 improving time, to the gloom of disappointment. M device of wearing a badge or label, vir chiefly upon advantages of a temporal nature.

“ Time," says our American sage, “is money." tue inscribed upon it, might enable us to go 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, my sallow

money, we should remember, that money can priety in my addressing you ; but I am under appearance might now be misinterpreted, or miserable exchange, for this precious merchan

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 body. I have been shut up in the house for

this, you know, 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 of this world ; all

the advantageuf riches re

Time has but little in common with the riches sleep ; my complexion has become yellow, and

can imagine any thing for my relief, pray comI 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

Yours, &c.

DOROTHY SCRUPLE. was given us to learn wisdom, to practise virthe opinions of the world, and my own sense 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

tue, to enjoy life, and to prepare for death. 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 throw it away. is considered particularly so. But notwith- ously on her votaries, and the world has sel

We have a common way of representing standing this, as exercise was absolutely ne

dom been found so corrupted that it did not Time, emblematically, by the old man with his cessary for my heaith, 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 perprotection of my brother. But I soon discor.

freshness, the noon-day shade, and the evening sonification of the smaller portions of it: ered suspicious female faces, and told him, that 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 sured him, I could not be deceived ; as I had and Vulgarity, obtrusive as they are deemed, every moment as a little winged messenger, made it my study to know all these characters, shrink from her presence, like owls from the

“ flying up to heaven's chancery” with good radiance of the sun.

or evil report concerning us : and what should that I might avoid their company. He then affected to laugh, and said he did not see what

I ask leave to give my fair correspondent to our conduct here? would their testimony

we have a right to expect from such witnesses harm they could do me, if we kept a proper

another hint. 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, of them

left us in practices and pursuits, that I should return home alone. He replied, that

let them remember, there are better claiins to I did not seem to consider the real danger in it than by being in every place and circun- ber? Some have left us busy in the search of

we should tremble to acknowledge or rememwhich he might be left, after the information stance excessively intelligent !

worldly wealth ; some, bewildered in the I had given him. There was some reason in

mazes of sensual enjoyments ; some, speeding this ; but home I went ; and if he had been my husband, I should have done the same.


on ihe guilty road to fame ; some, listlessly

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 high-some, 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. Hot 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 pur eyes about us'; and it appears to be the time, is so carelessly and prudently squan will bear record to our acts of virtue, to our privilege of the worst part of the sex to drive us wbere they please. Even now some have I could enumerate 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 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, wlich 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 since 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 antideiuvians, after living eight or nine ery man--as well for us, whose destinies are was at length obliged to liinit my walks to hundred years, are said to have complained of cast in these later times, for all those who Cornhill. Not that I escaped my persecutors the shortness of life, the transitory state of lived under the happy and favoured reign of here, for this is well known to be their place i mortals, and to have given excellent advice'Saturn. Youth is the golden age of mortals,

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