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172 Poem by Lord Chatham-Conscious Guilt-
52. 36. 40. 43
176 Too late I staid—The heart-sick Minstrelo
Musical Ear. Theocritus. Gray
180 Romantick Love Ditty-Cheerfulness-Une
Nuit d'Eté-Summer Dawn
80. 84. 179. 216
187 | The Tulip and the Myrtle- A short story-
188 Hymn and Ode for Massachusetts Charita.
196 Extracts from the Corsair
196 Providence-Modern Grecians-Eve's part-
199 The forsaken Maid's dream
ry. New Medical Work
200 Fragment, by L. M. S. esq. ---Classical Extracts 104
203 Ah, dear one! while thy suffering form I see 108
63 | Tully
215 The Village Mourner-To a literary lady-
The Greek Language---Sicilian Nobility
Song for Pitt's birth-day, by Walter Scott 128
220 On Musick-Spirit of the War Horse
New Boots-Love and Reason-It is not
mine, dear Maid
224 The Tear-The Kiss
Translation of Dr. Geddes's Ad umbrum Gir.
Lines written after reading George Barnwell 152
To C-L- Curate's petition to the
Nature and Art-The last Rose of Summer
The Soldier's funeral
The Message elucidated
8 Extracts from Lara
12 Gentle Zephyr, as you fly
12 The wind passeth over it, and it is gone
16 Spanish Bull Fight-To Health. Imitation of
Parting of Lovers—age and Poverty-Char.
Hint from Euripides
28 The Humming Bird—To the Moon–Turns of
31 Friend, companion and wife---The Parasite 196
36 Paraphrase--- The Fair Penitent
44 | Extracts from “ The World before the Flood”
48 Ode Brumalis, translated
52 Death of Adam
Moral Effusion---Hymn by Aristotle... My ain
The patriotick Irishman
72. 88. 92 Verses on the death of the Rev. Thomas Spencer 236
Translation of Moore's Greek Ode
72 Pax---Lucy's Grave ---The Sailor's Orphan Bo 240
nd they PROSPECTUS. umns of his paper pleasant to readers, without their own officers, wheneveri.
derived distinction of party or sex. The few publications the established usages of civil,..
knowlTO avoid the imputation of caprice, which in the eastern states which have assumed this It was from Hume that we
these might appear merited by my again presenting character, seem to have been either above, or rible barbarity practised on the
kept myself before the publich after having so re- below, the general taste ; calculated too exclu- after the battle of Culloden. Fr, cently withdrawn from an establishment, which, sively for the study or the kitchen. Is it not Fox's orations, as well as from Big the for eight years, was honoured by their liberal possible to introduce a stranger, who may be we have been taught the enormitit patronage, 1 beg leave to state in my justifica- welcome in the parlour? This is my object ; and encouraged in India against th tion, that nothing would have induced me to and the contributions of the wit, and scholar inhabitants of Hindostan. relinquish the Repertory, but the absolute im- are earnestly solicited to give variety, ease, Shall America alone furnish no pat. practicability of conducting the mechanical part elegance, and interest to a department which is ready to vindicate our nation fr of a newspaper establishment,consistently with may gratify many, and give offence to none. charge of inhumanity, by showing that the circumstances of my family.
The « Boston Spectator" will be published well authenticated acts of injustice and b. Having made an arrangement with Messrs. every Saturday, on four large quarto pages, ity on our part, were the acts of individuai MUNROE & FRANCIS, which will not be liable the original form of the Port Folio ;....on hand- cers, and were universally abhorred by the to that objection, nor interfere with any peri- some paper, neat type, and correctly executed, tion at large ? odical publication in this metropolis, or New- at three dollars a year....one dollar and fifty For ourselves we cannot disguise, and a England, and selected those departments, in cents to be paid on receiving the first number. would not conceal the conviction, that the ad which I trust my exertions may be most accep
JOHIN PARK. ministration which has plunged this devoted table to the community, and agreeable to my Boston, January, 1814.
nation into an offensive war, have exerted own pursuits and habits, I now offer to the
themselves to make the nation forget the enorpublick
mity and injustice of its origin, by exciting their
i 6 THE BOSTON SPECTATOR,
passions, and by provoking a system of retalia
tion, which would enlist their passions in a DEVOTED TO POLITICKS AND BELLES LETTRES."
contest at which their sober judgments revolted. The Editor deems it unnecessary to desig
One point must forever be recorded against Considerations on the present unhappy WAR, in
our rulers. That the first blow was struck by nate the character of his politicks....it is custom
relation to a single point, The Temper with
them and at a moment too, when our relation ary for those of his creed to avow themselves which it has been and is likely to be carried on. with Britain led her reasonably to believe that disciples of the immortal WASHINGTON,
the pacifick measures which she simultaneousthe father of the American republick. But the
Various charges have been made by our ly adopted, (the repeal of her Orders in Couno glorious circumstances under which he con
government against that of Great Britain, on cil) would have precluded any pretext for hos. ducted our country have passed away.....scarce.
the subject of the violation of the principles of cility. ly any thing remains by which it can be recog- humanily and of modern warfare, on the part
of li cannot therefore be credited, that she had onized, but its soil.....
that nation, and its departure from those estab- before prepared a system of Indian warfare, as " Darkness, clouds, and shadows rest upon it.”
lished usages which, by common consent, have has been suggested without evidence by our.
become a part of the laws of war between all cabinet, at a time, when the whole course of The principles of JUSTICE, TRUTH, and civilized nations. These charges have been her conduct proves that she expected a speeCOMMON SENSE are however perpetual on their part recriminated, and we have been dy and honourable reconciliation. and unchangeable. By these the Editor will held up to the world as having wantonly viola- I propose to consider all the charges mutusedulou sly endeavour to be directed in all his ted these sacred principles.
ally advanceci, and without prejudice or affecspeculations, perfectly convinced that there
Your publication, though principally literary, tion, to discuss their merits. can be no surer guide to genuine patriotism. will, without doubt, be in some degree open to The first one, on our part, was that Britain had
To this he will pledge his hopes of publick rational political discussions, and it is in my employed the savages in her defence; I repeat it approbation ; that the excitement of contro estimation important to the honour of our in defence of her and their own territory. versy shall never betray him into an a'tack on
country, that this question should be fairly and I do not mean to discuss the question of the private reputation. Doctrines and measures freely discussed.
propriety of employing our red brethren,” as afford an ample and interesting field of discus- There can be no doubt that in this case, as Mr.Jefferson quaintly and affectedly called them.
sion. Generally speaking, errour, in the ab- in all others of a like nature, very considerable This would compel me to show that these Setract,has few self acknowledged
votaries : but faults are chargeable on both parties. The then colonies employed them most successfully when personified, and assailed, men's passions passions of men, excited by open hostility, in- under Sir Williain Johnston against the French marshal a thousund advocates in her cause. flamed as in this instance by incessant efforts in 1755. Decorum, as well as interest, will restrain the on one side, to produce a deep rancour and It would compel me to sh.w that the revoluEditor from a desire, in any instance, wanton- spirit of hostility: on the other, by a belief, that tionary congress addressed invited and employa ly to outrage publick opinion, in advancing his the war is a wanton violation of the principles ed the Six Nations against G. Britain in 1776. own sentiments ; but he feels a relief, in pr..so of justice, and a determined effort to embar- I limit myseli to the present war. pect, from temptation to temporize with pre- rass Great Britain in her struggle for the lib. llere it cannot be overlooked, and it ought judice, by the consideration that, in this paper, erties of the world, cannot fail to produce fre- never to be forgotten, that before and at the there will be no question of securing advertis-quent deviations from the accustomed rules of breaking out of the British war, we were in ing patronage.....a dead weight on every ingen- honourable warfare.
actual hostility with all the western Indians. uous political writer, the value of whose es- It ought to be the pride, as it is the duty of I have anxiously inquired, for the honour tablishment is affected by such support. honest and intelligent men in each country, to
and character of om country, of Mr. Quincy. It is not intended to make :he " Spectator" | expose and censure any departures from the and many other members of congress, whether a news-paper. Every number will however laws of humane warfare on the part of their own they knew of any jus! grounds for the invasion contain a retrospect or summary of the prin- officers.
of the Indian territory in the autanın preceding cipal events, which may have occurred, or They alone can do justice to the subject, be- the British war. I have been uniformly assurwhich may have been announced, in this place, cause the criminations and denunciations of ed that they not only knew of no such just during the previous week. Such a chronolog- e ch party are supposed to proceed from par. causes, nor of any authority of Congress for: ical index; it is presumed, may be both amus- tial avd prejudiced views.
such an invasion, but that they were satisfied!: ing and useful.
Able historians of every nation have been, as there were none. The editor will employ his utmost exertions it were, the umpires between contending na- Yet it is a lamentable and disgraceful fact that to render the literary and miscellancous col: tions, and have bestowed merite censure op our troops advanced into the Indian territory
Asylum for durable.
Sciclove-Benghabitants, burnt their townsi It is indeed a strong government! The plundered them
of their property, and at Close of Lord it as an act of prowesb, merito melancholy revolution, which has taken place length by fire and carnage threatened their ex.
in the fate of inillions, within a short time-the termination. He lived secure through all his Ancient Scu)
here to stoji, ang ask ourselves prostration of a whole nation's prosperity, by enormi ies, was reelected consul; died a pat
arc men, and hate a claim to the Reading to the giant arın of democracy in power, too une
ural death, and was buried with the utmost v nanity? Are they entitled to their quivocally prove their exultation well founded; demonstrations of publick honour.
s; and the fruits of their labour, or at least, that we are now under a govern- Here was a very strong government. Forward
whites have not hitherto wrested ment of the strongest kind. When was there this, properly speaking, the exercise of the Sensibilit? If they have, the invasion by Har- a king, bashaw, or sultan, who ever did, or consular power ? No. Sylla was the head of Mutilat's we understand it was, unprovoked, could have done the like, without calling to
a faction. He and his party had long strugConvermost barbarous violation of the laws his aid other resources than his individual pre- gled for the ascendancy with another, scarcely Alesisnity ever committed by civilized men. rogative, even in its fullest exercise, without less inhuman. His friends created citizens of Ventrestern Indians inhabit a territory con- having recourse to the very means, which, in every thing, to swell their numbers. He usurp
to Britain solemnly by our treaty of our unhappy republick, have proved so potent? ed power, in defiance of the laws, and when an Kins They are he'r subjects. She is bound Search the records of history, it will be found impeachment was moved against him, he enEpotect them. When "Hull invaded their that to make a nation suffer with impunity, re- gaged in a foreign war, to shun accountability. Latory, he appeared to believe that he had currence must be had to the resistles sway of This put the military power under his control, Anuch right to destroy them, as Livermore popular prejudice and faction. No man, ac- which he eventually employed to glut his own 1 Angier, the unhappy convicts, thought they quainted with human nature, will deny, that a vengeance, and to gratify the blood-thirsty haed to murder the ludians at Stoneham. DOMINANT Faction in any country, may carry tred of his murderous partizans. Hull, the amiable representative of our cab. into practice, a system of despotism, more
After the death of Cæsar, Oc'avius became ret, in his proclamation on entering Canada, complete and effectual than that of the most the head of a political party. He triumphed, before one bullet bad been fired against us, de- absolute monarch.
and proscription ensued, followed by the masclared, that if any white man should be taken Could the king of Great Britain, availing sacre of Rome's best citizens. Out of faction i fighting by the side of an Indian, he should re- himself of his utmost authority, compel his grew a despotism, which at last established ceive no quarter.
subjects to experience such a scene of sudden tranquillity, by exterminating, at once, opposiThis was the first scene of the drama of privation, as we Americans h. ve felt? We tion and liberty. But when Augustus ceased
Let us examine it. If it had been true agree with Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Madison, to act as a partizan, proscriptions and violence that the Indians never give quarter, it would he could not. He has been obliged to make a
soon subsided. be no justification in refusing quarter to the treaty, against his convictio is of justice and During the long list of Roman emperors, whites who admitted and allowed it. But it is national policy, because his people, excited by we see no instance of the strength of governon record, in the volume of British outrages demagogues, were uneasy at a supposed injury ment like these They sometimes tyrannized published by our government, that the Indians to their interests, and insisted on an immediate over a few individuals, but even, in such cases, do admit of quarter. Numerous cases are sta- peace. They soon found their error —but until generally paid for their impotent cruelty, by the ted of their receiving large sums for the run. Their caprice was indulged, the legal deposita- forfeiture of their lives. The empire sunk into som of firisoners. They do not therefore de- ry of sovereignty was not strong enough to misery, and at last perished, by the gradual stroy them. Will our friends of the adminis- hold its course. Could' Louis the Fourteenth, progress of ignorance, and vice. The most tration be pleased to justify this order of Gen. the most powerful monarch ever seated on striking instances of strength, which the gove Hull; the very first act in this unjust and throne of France, have deluged the cities of ernment exhibited in domestick control, were dreadful war ?
his own einpire, in the blood of their citizens- the series of persecutions against the ChrisThe history of Genghis Khan, Mahomet, could he tear the husband from tho wife-thetians, in which popular fanaticism, as is usual, Attila, Tamerlane, or Buonaparte, cannot af- father from the son, and doom them to tho never spared its victims. Emperours could ford a parallel, except it be the murder of the block ;-or despatch thousands in a day, by the then show their energy, for they used the only Turks at Jaffa.
guillotine ? No-but Robespierre could do mcans by which a large portion of the people So much for this commencement of the it, or whatever was called the government,"
can be distressed and ruined with impunity. system of inhumanity, twelve months before the while the representative of a ferocious, trium- It would be tedious to trace this principle burning of Havre de Grace, and the pretended phant faction. Bonaparte can lead on three through modern history, to the present time. rape of an old woman by some French soldiers hundred thousand Frenchmen to perish in Whoever has leisure to examine, will find, at Hampton.
Russia, in the cause of his, and the nation's that in whatever hands, power is lodged, it It is indeed dreadful to record, in the youth ambition ; but in the mere exercise of his never can be strong in producing distress, of our republick, such instances of ferocity. imperial will, even he durst not order five without appealing from constitutional authority 56 What," as Mr. Fauchet observes, “must be thousand Frenchmen to be butchered in to popular fury: the old age of a country, when its youth is so France ; to rid himself even of one obnoxious Our constitution was in its nature, a weak decrepid ?" It is not the nation which is individual of distinction, he has first to gain one. The apprehensions of its friends-friends, chargeable with this inhumanity. It is an hu- currency for some popular pretext. But “ the as it was the best we could have were just, mane, liberal, virtuous nation.
The charge government” of '9., and the two following and have been too truly realized. The incesrests upon those, whom the Almighty in his years, could set up murder as a national trade, sant recurrence of elections—the right of sufdispleasure, has been pleased to suffer to be and boast, as well as our Presidents, of their frage extended to so large a portion of populascourges of this people.
energy. If a few military despots have gone tion, of that kind which can easily be deluded far in tyrannizing over the happiness and lives or bought, foreboded the evil which would ruin of their subjects, they have either effected it, our republick-the rise and triumph of fac
by inflaming religious or political fanaticism, tion. Washington commenced the federal STRENGTH OF OUR GOVERNMENT.
and thus becoming its instrument; or their ca administration with an immense weight of Tue late chief magistrate of the United reer has been short, and death, by violence, personal influence, which, at this day, few dare States, and his successor now in office, have has proved their government insecure and say was not employed to strengthen and secure both had the cruelty to exult, in what they af- weak.
the government. Faction, however, soon apfect to consider the strength of the federal gove
It may illustrate the fact announced by our peared, and grew stronger every year In aternment. The former admitted that doubts formidable President, and show how far we tempting to enforce certain laws, he lost much
have reason to rejoice in what gives him so of his popularity. In suppressing rebellion, he but declared that he believed it “ the strongest much satisfaction, to review some of the prom- found that all rebels in heart were by no
means in arms. It will not be said by those government on earth.” Mr. Madison congrat inent features of strength in government,
who boast of the present strength of govern. ulates the country or himself, that, in his when, like ours, it has been employed to make hands, it appears to be still acquiring vigour. the governed miserable. It will show us the ment, that, during Mr. Adams's administration,
he did not go to the extent of constitutional The reader will observe that the strength, of alarming nature of this state of our country, which our rulers boast, is not that of the nation and teach us to expect, at least as possible, I limits, to invigortate the government, and hum.
ble opposition. One circumstance alone, among against foreign powers ; but that in which think not improbable, calamities still more dethey, unfortunately, feel a much deeper inter- grading and distressing than any we have yet a thousand, will shew, that the inherent strength est; domestick control. It was in this respect, undergone.
of the constitution was at an end. A tax was the best friends of our constitution anticipated
The last Consul of Republican Rome was levied, a light tax too, for national purposes of its imbecility, and surely, on no other account Sylla ; and a greater tyrant has seldom scourg- defence,and has not been collected to this day ! can the executive express a confidence.
ed mankind. He denounced his fellow citizens, The government surcly must have desired the
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money, but they durst not command it ! To Kutuzoff, of acting upon the French lines, in transmitting money to the sufferers ; and we conciliate the party which had now grown too detail, and thus force Bonaparte to leave his wish them every possible scess. mighty for the constituted authorities to man- favourable position, in Dresden, and then give age, our little army was disbanded-part of him battle in such a situation, as shall seem our navy was sold-every measure showed, most favourable to themselves a circumstance MISCELLANEOUS ANI LITERARY. that those who composed the government, which will be new, in the history of his whole
FOR THE BOSTON SPECTTOR. found there was a power, not yet in office, military campaigns.
STYLE. which bound their hands, and would soon be The French force remaining in the southabsolute. east of SPAIN, does not exceed 40,000, at
LANGUAGE and letters are the means by Mr. Jefferson came into administration with | Tarragona, under Suchet. These are kept in
which knowledge is communicatd, and they
have no other value. The advantiges derived a party breathing resentment and vengeance. check, by the force lately under Lord William They had gained their point. They had ob- Bentick.
from them is great, in proportion as the knowltained a majority of partizans in the coun- On the southwestern frontier of France, there
edge they convey is interesting. If these try. Proscription was begun, and it has con- are about 46,000, principally newly raised, un
simple and obvious positions were always kept tinued with unrelenting and augmenting fury experienced troops, under Soult.
in mind, a passion for style, would never suto this day.
Lord WELLINGTON is at St. Jean de Luz, persede that attention which is due to the How “ government" as our rulers call them and commands a well appointed army of from thought it is to impart. A man would cerselves, came to be so powerful now, will be a 60 to 80,000 men. Pampeluna, in his rear, is tainly be suspected as weak or derangel, who subject of future consideration.
garrisoned by French troops, but is expected would spend his time and his money to lay soon to surrender.
out and beautify a garden, wracking his invenSuch is the present state of the contest. In tion about the order of his beds and avenues, if GENERAL REGISTER.
addition to this, various accounts mention that after all, he raised nothing but weeds, which
In our young country, it must be acknowlBOSTON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 1814. Bonaparte retreats from Dresden. Denmark edged that two very great mistakes prevail, is likewise soon expected to join the common
and are seeming to grow with our growth. One Instead of filling this paper with detailed cause, from her frequent communications, of is, that words are of more consequence than
ideas ; and another, that language is elegant accounts, which will have previously appeared late, with England. in the publick journals, it is my intention, in son's army, consisting of about 3,000, is at
WAR IN AMERICA. General Wilkin in proportion to its extravagance. This is not
the character of our academick exercises this part of the Spectator, to present my read
the French mills, forty miles from Montreal. merely—the productions of youth are generally ers a summary, every Saturday, recapitulating General Hampton's army is at Plattsburgh, marked by this double errour, in all countries, the news of the preceding week. This being the first number, I have no retro
and consists of fifteen hundred men!! The
British are above Montreal ; their force is not ments, from the pens of gentlemen mature in spect to offer ; but shall give a view of the existing state of things, most interesting to the
known, but as they are but a few miles from years, and high in rank-the greater part of the French mills, we may expect soon to be
our anniversary orations, with which the press publick, at the point of time, when, to use a
is constantly teeming-official despatchesbetter informed. seaman's term, I take my departure.
CONGRESS are in session. They have al- speeches in congress-political pamphlets, STATE OF THE ARMIES IN EUROPE. ready produced an embargo law, which has magazines and newspapers, are rendered al
most unintelligible, by their mock sublimity. If It is known that Bonaparte, whose sway given the coup de grace to the remains of our
a general is about to attack a few Indian wighas been some time on the docline. though yet
War has been considered the commerce.
wams, he announces his purposes in a disdangerous to the civilized world, has entered greatest of evils—it will soon be discovered that Germany, with an intention to strike a blow, domestick tyranny is worse, and that the Uni- susting attempt at the style of Milton's battle which shall put Europe under his feet. Most ted States are hurried on to ruin by both of the angels. united.
Our national character has suffered much by of the continental powers, as well as Great
this foppery of words. A system of monstrous rigour in the treat
It is a serious injury to Britain, are in active opposition to defend their ment of prisoners of war, is now in operation, it ought to be boldly stigmatized as the evi
ourselves, and it makes us ridiculous abroad. independence. By the latest accounts, it appears that the following is the situation, and between the British and our own government,
dence of a corrupt and vulgar taste, both in as nearly as can be collected, the force of the which threatens, in the event, the death of eve
the author and those whom it gratifies. It is a ry captive on either side. See Remarks on respective armies in GERMANY. BONAPARTE is at Dresden, in person, with
foolish waste of labour; for if half the pains this subject--first page.
were taken to produce correct sentiment, an army of 200,000 men. His reserve is at
which are expended in tricking out shallow Frankfort, on the Mayne, with a force of
conceits, in the fashion, writers would be bet100,000, commanded by Kellerman. The The fire in Portsmouth, on the 22nd of De- ter informed ; the publick would receive more Viceroy of Italy is between the Tyrolese country cember, consumed about three hundred and instruction, and our reputation would rise and Trieste, at the head of 100,000 more. This fifty buildings. The number of sufferers, by among foreign criticks. may be considered the strength of the French this calamity will appear to many, even liberal It is certainly somewhat singular, that a imperial armies, amounting to about 400,000 persons, as an appalling claim upon their char- young gentleman, who has spent years at the men, though French papers rate them higher. ity. They will be struck with the idea, that university, where he'must have learned to adHis right wing, lately in Silesia, has been drive there is so much to be done, they cannot afford mire the simplicity and purity of the ancients, en back by Gen. Blucher, who has advanced to to do their part, and may therefore be deterred should display so little advantage from his Bautzen, but twenty-eight miles from Dresden. from contributing any. The extent of the distress, studies, when they are completed, as to acHis centre is at Dresden. His left is upon however, appears great in this instance, only commodate his style of writing to the rage for Hamburgh, on the lower Elbe, under Davoust. because it is a rare occurrence. The objects, fustian. He should remember that popularity,
Of the ALLIED PORCES, 200,000 åre in Bo- to be relieved, bear no proportion to the num- in this respect, is no compliment to his talents; hemia, commanded by the king of Prussia bers, who are so happy as to have something to and if he possess a laudable ambition, he will The Silesian army, consisting of 100,000, un- bestow. Let the heaven born emotion of com- prefer the durablc praise of the sensiblc few, lo der Blucher, is at Bautzen ; to which is at- passion be general, and their wants of nature the unmeaning plaudits of a mixed assembly ; tached 80,000 men, under Benningsen At inay be readily supplied ; it is by the diffusive he will value the approbation of him who com. Dessau, in Upper Saxony, about 75 miles north influence of the principle of benevolence, that mends because he does understand, rather than west of Dresden, is Bernadotte, with 105,000, its duties become light. Let all, who hear of of him who admires because he does not. If who is said to have crossed tie Elbc, at four this melancholy event, and are
within the the term patriotism, were not so hacknied, as points, to intercept Davoust from the main sphere of aid, do what they can, consistently scarcely to convey any idea, and perhaps excite French army ; which accounts for Bonaparte's with discretion, and enough will be done to disgust, I would say, that from patriotism, he concentrating his forces upon Leipsic, and relieve. To enrich the unhappy sufferers is ought to guard against sacrificing to false critdrawing his reserve towards Westphalia, evi- not expected. To feed, clothe, and protect icism. A very competent judge, himself an dently to support Davoust. If the allies press them from the inclemency of the season is elegant writer, speaking of such productions forward, a great and decisive battle may be practicable. If the community cordially engage as are frequent among us, says. A bad taste expected, unless Bonaparte retreats to the in it, it will certainly be accomplished. seizes, with avidity these frivolous beauties. Rhine. It is obviously the intention of the al- A committee was chosen in this town, on They multiply every day more and more, in lies to pursue the plan, successfully adopted by Thursday, for the purpose of receiving and the fashionable compositions. Nature and
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good sense are nglected ; laboured orna- Christ, stones fell from the heavens, by the For genuine patriotism always fights, inents studied and :dmired; and a total degen- river Ægos, in Thrace. That they were of a And dies, not for its own but others' rights. eracy of style and language prepares the way
burnt colour, and (as has been the case in mod- But he, who ne'er was fix'd to any spot, for barbarism and gnorance.”
ern instances ) were attended with the appear: Can feel no ties to that, which he has not. A man who thiks clearly, and who has been ance of a comet. The Peloponnesians obtained Hence vagabonds are privileg‘d alone tolerably familiar with standard works, in the
one of them, and preserved it a long time, with To live on others ; like the pamper'd drone, language he would use, need not be anxious the greatest reverence. One was kept at the
Who flies at large, and wheresoe'er he 'lights about his style. Indeed Voltaire, who is the school of Abydus, and either the same or anothbest writer France ever produced, seems to er was the subject of admiration at Potidæa. Kindles a war, to guard his precious rights. consider strong conceptions alone, all that is The prevailing opinion was, that they came
Such is th' establish'd law of natur’lization, necessary. from the sun. Pliny, the philosopher, did not
And this the law too of the British nation; « Qui pense fortement, parle de même.” believe this ; though he, as well as our natur“ He who thinks vigorously, speaks so too." alists, was unable to propose any satisfactory
This I declare-you may believe or not, But experience proves that this aphorism can- theory, on the subject. He says . The knowl- I care not for assertions now ajot ; not be admitted without qualification.
edge of natural causes is destroyed, and all But know full well the art of boldly stating, Perhaps I cannot conclude these remarks things confused, if it be believed, either that
And study that, which is most aggravating. with better effect, than by giving a specimen of the sun is a stone, or that there ever were Still I'm for peace, you must believe it still ; that absurdity which degrades too many of our stones in it, though there would be no room to My bosom is in truth a milky rill, literary productions. I shall not take the news- doubt of their frequent fall.”
Flowing with human kindness and sweet charity ; paper essay of an imported patriot, nor the
I hate all savages and their barbarity; speech of a Kentucky member of congress
'Tis British venom, now well understood, but quote a passage from a book, an octavo
Which works such fury in their Indian blood ; volume of respectable size, and by an author,
For in our service they are mild as love, who, when he published, was no less than the THE MESSAGE “ELUCIDATED."
The savage chang'd into the gentle dove. governour of South Carolina. It is entitled, « A View of South Carolina, as respects her MY fellow-citizens, I would premise,
“ Just'' are my views, thus free from all partiality, natural and civil concerns."!! The title is While I express my sorrow and surprise,
Let Britain emulate my liberality. odd enough, but the manner in which this i That you must yield all further expectation
Th'affairs with France are scarcely worth digression, philosopher describes some of the “ natural From that just ground, the Russian mediation ;
But I'll amuse you with a new expression ; concerns" of the state is superb. Though you can't doubt what I again impart,
I'll speak no more of “ changing the relation," “ For quantity of water, and grandeur of ap- That peace is still the object of my heart.
But say there has been no “ elucidation.” pearance, perhaps the Catawba Falls are the
This said, I now may boast the glorious slaughter, most interesting of any in this state. They are
The reins of the militia, understand, situated a little above Rocky Mount ; and the Accomplish'd by our arms on land and water,
You'll please to put entirely in my hand. approach to them is over hills, which line the The navy, true, is not of our creation,
And for the Emperor's accommodation, sides of the river. On either side the rocks Its sons indeed have felt our execration ;
I would propose a mutual regulation are piled up in a wall of many feet high, and Yet these have proudly triumph'd o'er their fate ;
Regarding cruisers ; such as he may choose, hills rising above them, in sharp conical sumThey have preserv'd our sinking ship of state.
To "correspond” precisely with bis views. mits, nod over the rupture below. Now the Then let us use them in a cause so good, Catawba is arrested in its course, and from a And praise their noble waste of human blood.
Who prizes honour, never thinks of cost ; width of one hundred and eighty yards, this On land our arms do not so much excel,
What we have guin'd, what lives and millions lost, river is forced by the hill, and the rocks on eiBut on the whole, they have done-pretty well.
Are topioko scarcely worth the talking o'er ; ther side to shoot down the gulph, in a channel
Ao to the cash, we want a great deal more!
You can't conceive how brisk and how elate
I feel to view our country's prosperous state.
War is an evil, yet you'll understand foaming from shore to shore ; wheeling its May well be calle a grand—a grand exploit ; large whirlpools, and glancing from rock to Also the British army that he captur'd,
It is a sort of blessing to our land. rock with maddening fury. Nor ceasing its At this affair we ought to feel enraptur'd ;
We have much wealth, it is to be presum'd, troubled waves, until it has overleaped twenty For, truly, judging from what had been done,
In military stores-not yet consum'd ; falls, in the distance of two and a half miles ; 'Twas doubtful which would beat, though five to one, Loose powder, which our army sao'd, when beaten, and has precipitated from a depth of ninety I say it was an “honourable” feat,
Oats, flour, and salt provisions- -not yet eaten. feet. Here below Rocky Mount it begins to Quite “ signal”-yes, I think 'twas “ signal," great. This war will teach what “ burthens” men can bear, : subside ; and spreads over a channel three
As to our army's last grand expedition,
And “ force of government”-how "free" they are. hundred and eighteen yards wide ; but it is Which was commenc'd in such elate condition ;
Their wants will set their wits to work, no doubt, not composed. For miles below, rocks are
Those who can't make their clothes--must go without. scattered in its way : at times irritating its wa
It has not ended just as we surmis'd, ters, and provoking the rapidity of its stream. Our hopes have not quite all been realiz'd.
We must not estimate cheap bargains lost, So a proud and haughty disposition cannot bear But, making every just allowance due,
But value things by the high price they cost.
E'en half a loaf, as poet Jones would sing, control ; but rushes onward, with unabating Taking the “circumstances” into view, violence, scorning all opposition which is sur- By whom conducted and by whom projected,
In time of famige is a precious “ thing." mountable. Repossessing its tranquillity by
Not that 'tis richer food to those who eat it, 'Tis quite as well as could have been expected ! slow degrees, and becoming again incensed And as to Canada, it now appears
But that it costs more toil and pains to get it. with whatever rises in its way." It may be ours in some few hundred years !
Merchants may now shear sheep, turn homespun dra
pers, The enemy, in turn, have made some pillage,
Make needles, pins, and stick them in their papers,
Mouse-traps and many more such little things,
And reign in their own shops like little kings. knows what region, to the earth, is a fact well They've only ravag'd places-—" not defended.”
In fine, this war's success may ope our eyes And come what may, I still can make this boast, established by abundant testimony, afforded within a few years, some are yet incredulous, Should they lay waste three quarters of our coast,
To read the nation's future“ destinies," because, say they, natural phenomena have a How few would thus provoke a giant-foe,
What glorious prospects burst upon my view, regular, uniform course ; and it would be sin- And stand unguarded to sustain his blow.
Tiirice happy people, happy rulers too ! gular, after men have traversed the face of the They threaten now our cities, let them burn.; Thrice happy people what wise rulers ! whfew !!! globe, near six thousand years in security, that We'll place the ashes in bright honour's urn.
rsrsrs they should now be in danger of having their should they come here, I'd not regard the thing, skulls broken, by showers of stones from the But Gales, poor fellow, might be caught and swing !
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