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ry of the war will shew, that our sacrifices in The Conscription Bill still labours. The columns, and are finished in front with ballusblood and treasure were not confined to the Senate and House disagreeing as to certain trades. The pulpit is richly built of mahogadesence of our own siate.

amendments, the bill is referred to a commit- ny, supported by Ionick and Corinthian colAdmit the utmost ; that Virginia had fully tee of conference.

umns. The floor of the house contains one contributed her part in establishing our na

The National Bank occupied the House hundred and eighteen pews, and the galleries tional independence ; does it give her a claim principally on Friday the 23rd-no decision. thirty-two, besides the organ loft and seats for to subject us to a worse tyranny, than that

HARTFORD CONVENTION. We un

the orphan children of the Female Asylum. which we thus resisted ? Because we fought

In constructing this house, an attempt has derstand, that the present deliberations of this together as equals, must one portion of us body will close, this day, or early next week. been made to unite the massive simplicity of now be vassals to the other ? Since Virginian We have only learnt that their discussions have the Grecian temple, with the conveniencies of policy took the ascendant in our national councils, what has New England experienced, but but what those measures are, have not yet simplicity of the Attick, give the impression of

a christian church. The bold proportions of resulted in perfect unanimity, as to measures the portico, cornices, and windows, and the a regular progression, from annoyance to em

been disclosed. barrassment, distress and the approach of ruin?

classical antiquity ; while the tower and steeBut all this has arisen from the “ steadly

ple, inventions of comparatively modern date, habits” of Virginia, her habitual attachment to

do The Editor, having understood that

harmonize more agreeably with the antique men, in whom she placed confidence ! In- several of his Patrons have applied to book architecture, than is usual, where such differstead of affording encouragement, here is binders, to bind their Spectators for 1814,

ent styles are blended. It is but justice to fresh cause of alarm. While she is weaning thinks proper to give notice, that the present say, that this splendid temple does the highfrom her fatal attachments, we shall become a volume will be continued eight numbers more,

est honour to the taste and science of poor, miserable, ruined people ; with no other

and no longer, unless some very favourable the architect, Charles BulFinch, esq as consolation, than that her perversity, which change should take place in the publick affairs well as of the committee, under whose superindestroyed us, has subjected its votaries to the of the country, which, at present, does not apo tendance it has been planned and built, viz. same wretcher destiny

pear probable. In number LXI will be given Jonathan Hunnewell, George G. Lee, John

an Index to the principal articles in the volume. Dórr, Stephen Higginson, and John Cotton, GENERAL REGISTER.

esquires. LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS.

Much credit is also due to the society usuBOSTON, SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 1814.

ally worshipping in this place, for their eser. FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.

tions to erect this building, at the present time

THE NEW STONE CHURCH. FOREIGN. No further advices from any

of pressure and embarrassment; they have part of Europe since our last.

This elegant fabrick was, last Thursday, added to the ornament of the town, and have We learn from Havana, that the British ex- dedicated to the worship and service of Al contributed to its salely by the removal of a pedition against New Orleans was expected to mighty God, in the presence of an uncom. large wooden building : it is hoped, they will

be encouraged to complete the place by taking consist of a force about 12,000 strong, and monly crowded assembly. The Dedicatory would sail by the 20th of December.

Prayer by the Rev.President KIRKLAND, D.D.; down the two adjoining houses, which will DOMESTICK. On hearing that the Cono Sermon by the Rev. Mr. Thachen, officiating open the view in every direction.

Amidst the calamities incident to a state of scription bill bad passed the house of Repre- Pastor of the Society ; and the concluding sentatives, in Congress, the House of DelePrayer by the Rev. Mr. CHANNING.

war, it is gratifying to observe and record gates, of Maryland, then in session, iminedi- The Prayers breathed a spirit of christian every instance of improvement. The introately passed the following order :

charity and fervent devotion. The Sermon duction, by means of the Middlesex Canul, of “ Ordered, That the Committee, appointed consisted in an able and candid defence of the excellent stone from the inexhaustible on so much of the communication of the Ex

“ Rational Christianity,” which we understand, quarries on the banks of the Merrimack, ecutive of this State as related to the policy of at the earnest solicitation of many of the hears has already added to the beauty and respecta

bility of the town and neighbourhood, by the the general government, and the existing ers, has been obtained for the press. state of publick affairs, be instructed to con

The new Church on Church-green, at the buildings for the several banks and publick sider and report what measures it may be

easterly end of Summer-street, is built of the offices, the Court house, school house, the competent and proper for this house to take,

best Chelmsford granite, and of the following new University Hall, some private edifices, for maintaining the sovereign rights of this

dimensions. The body of the building is oc- and the church above described : a purer taste State, and protecting the liberties of its citizens tagonal, formed in a square of seventy-six appears to banish superfuous ornament; and against the operation of arbitrary and unconfeet diameter : four sides being forty-seven

the effect is produced by correct proportion stitutional acts of the general government.”

feet, and four smaller sides twenty feet each. and the richness of the material. The setting in of winter seems to have sus.

Three large windows are in two of the principal pended all war events. We hear of no move- sides, and one in each of the angles and in the

TULLY, No. II. ments in any quarter, on either side.

The height from the ground is thiriyIt is reported that Mr.Crowninshield declines four feet, and finished with a Dorick cornice of

Nullus dolor est, quem non longinquitas accepting the appointment of Secretary of the bold projection. The porch is of equal ex temporis minuat atque molliat. Navy.

tent with one of the sides, and advances six- T'here is no sorrow which length of time does not General Wilkinson has set out for Utica,

teen feet, in front of which is a portico of four diminish and assuag N.Y.where his trial is to commence in January. fluted columns of Grecian Dorick ; this portico

A PHILOSOPer cannot contemplate the face Joseph Kerr is elected Senator from the

is crowned with a pediment, surmounted by a of nature without being struck as much by the state of Ohio, in Congress, to succeed the plain Attick.. A tower rises from the centre of goodness, as the wisdom of the Deity. In that Hon. Thomas Worthington, who has resigned.

the attick,which includes the belfry. The first little portion of his works, which is within the The President has published by Proclama

story of the steeple is an octagon, surrounded scope of human observation, we not only distion, a treaty of peace and friendship between

by eigbt columns, with a circular pedestal cover an endless variety of objects, perfect in the United States and the Wyandot, Dela

and entablature ; an attick abore this gradually themselves individually, and yet constituting a ware, Shawanoese, Seneca, and Miami tribes

diminishing by three steps or gradins, sup- part of a great system, but almost every thing of Indians, offensive and defensive as it re

ports a second range of Corinthian columns, around us appears to be, and probably every spects Great Britain ; guaranteeing to them, with entablature and ballastrade; hence the tbing within

our worid, however far that may on condition of the faithful fulfilment of their

ascent, in a gradual diminution, form, the be supposed to extend, is, adinirably adapted, contract, the inviolability of their boundaries.

base of the spire, crowned with a ball and directly or indirectly, to promote the benefit The Collector of the port of Baltimore has

The entire height is one hundred and and happiness of man. received orders to procure a vessel to carry ninety feet.

But the benevolence of our creator is not despatches to our ministers at Ghent, which

Inside of the house, the ceiling is support- more evident in the construction of the natural it is said is to sail early in January.

ed by four Ionick columus, connected above world, than in the moral constitution of our The Legislature of Massachusetts will con

their entablature by four archos of moderate minds. It is true that every thing, which vene in this town, on Wednesday the 15th Jan

elevation ; in the angles, pendants or fans gives us delight, gradually ceases to please by uary ensuing, agreeably to adjournment.

rise to form a circular flat ceiling, decorated its continuance or repetition. But, instead of

with a centre flower : between the arches and CONGRESS. A bill to lay a Direct Tax of Six Millions of dollars has passed in the the walls are gwins, springing from the cor

* This is not Cicero's language, blit extracteil from House, and been sent to the Senate for connice, supported by lonick pilasters between

a letter of condolence and consolation, addressed to the windows. The galleries rest upon small his daughter Julia.

him by his frieu ! Servius Sulpicius, on the death of currence.

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subjecting us to a sense of irreparable priva- , author who was the pride of Rome, when she , to endeavour to do it at a proper time." In tion, this only prompts us to seek new sources was the pride of human nature.

conformity to this idca, my friend Dr. Reverie of gratification, and this is always practicable It is true,such an enterprize must be attend always advises that every great work, either :0 a virtuous disposition. This innate rest- ed with very great expense, perseverance, at- of a literary or mechanical nature, should finlessness, this constant succession of disgusts, tention, and labour, and was not to be rashly ish at some appropriate era ; and thinks that or at least of indifference, to what gives us a undertaken ; but, so far as the scruples of the periodical labours, in particular, cannot end temporary satisfaction, keeps the soul active publishers, which seem to have sone time with more eclat, than with the end of the year. and inquisitive, which enlarges its capacity postponed their decision, depended on a doubt The Doctor, in his systems, and in the manageand strengthens its powers.

What seems of sufficient patronage, we could never imag-ment of his smaller concerns, pays great retherefore, at first glance, to be a defect in our ine that they were well founded. We may spect to this kind of coincidences ; if he has nature, tends in fact to our perfectibility, possibly be sanguine in our calculations on a very sick patient, he usually gives him over,

But, could our progressive insensibility to the literary taste of our countrymen, but we after visiting him on Saturday night ; and I pleasure from the same cause be considered a should certainly suppose, that notwithstanding once heard him say, he shouid rather finislı defect in the constitution of our minds, we are the present gloomy aspect of affairs, there his course bere on the thirty-first day of Deindemnified in the corresponding feature, with must be, in the United States, at this moment, cember, than to have his life lengthened out respect to pain.

many more gentlemen of letters, able and de- six or eight months longer with nothing but The motto of this essay was not intended to sirous to obtain such a copy of Cicero, as is

a common and vulgar day to mark the end of apply, and cannot be applied to that pain which now presented by Messieurs Wells and Lilly, it.

now presented by Messieurs Wells and Lilly, it. Whilst he was upon this melancholy subv arises from a privation of those things which than their whole edition will supply. It is ject, it was an easy transition to the death of Juare essential to life. No Stoick yet was ever scarcely possibly, at present to import the lius Cæsar; and he very ingeniously made out, so extravagant as to assert that we can so get work ; were it possible, this edition will still that as the a tronomical year began with the used to hunger, as to feel indifferent to the be much cheaper than Ernesti's could be Equinox, the ides of March, according to the cravings of appetite. But the aphorism ap- brought from Europe, and in elegance it very Roman manner of computing time, must have plies, without exception, to the innumcrabie fur surpasses the Leipsick copy. It is indeed fallen within four or five days at least of the class of evils which produce sorrow of soul, a beautiful specimen of typography, and is an

close of such a year. independant of physical suffering.

honourable proof of the rapid progress of the 'Tis true, our years are rather arbitrarily It was both wise and benevolent so 10 form arts in the United States. We are confident made to begin on the first day of January, and our minds, that, in prospect, the privation of that, as soon as its merit is known in England, not when the sun is in any of the great points any good should appear to us an evil ; for there will be found there, men of critical dis- of the Zodiac ; still however this great luminthis prompts us to use exertions to perpetuate cernment and taste, who will think the first

ary has gone his round, and, to-morrow. will our blessings. To avoid the regret, which we American copy of all Cicero's works a valua

start from nearly the same place in the Eclipexpect will be consequent to the loss of our ble addition to their classical treasures.

tic, from whence he took his departure the first property, we are circumspect and prude, t Beauty of type and paper is of little conse. day of this artificial and now expiring year. To avoid the grief,which would follow the loss quence where it is the only recommendation,

Although I did not commence my journey of those who are dear 10 us, we do all in our but we feel assured that the work before us

with this illustrious traveller, I have kept pace power to preserve their health and lives. But will be no less distinguished for its accuracy.

with him since I fell into his company, and all our enjoyments, which depend on sublunary The editor is a gentleman well versed in

have dispensed my weekly favours to the things, are uncertain and fugitive ; a con- classical pursuits, and long accustomed to the

world with as much punctuality, as he has his sciousness of this truth keeps us upon our correcting of the press. Scholarship and this

daily ones. Perhaps I have been oftener guard ; but no vigilance nor exertion can sehabit are seldom united, which renders our

clouded, and at no time shone with quite so cure us against misfortune. The first imprese school book editions of Latin and Greek au

much brilliancy. My witty readers, if I have

It was this combi. sion of regret may be deep and serere. the thors very exceptionable.

any, may rather compare me to the moon, and first pang of grief may convulse the heart and nation of qualities which have given the edi.

that, when she is not in her most fortunate appear intolerable ; but heaven has not made tions of classicks, published by the Stephens, phases : in this, however, I shall not feel ofus to be the victims of perpetual, anguish. Elzivirs, and Ernesti such celebrity through fended, for if they will allow me to revolve Speaking of human sorrows, the sage, whose the republick of letters. narne I have adopted, justly remarks-est tar- Gentlemen of critical discrimination will I any where, in the system of literature, I shall

feel myself honoured in being considered as a da illa quidem medicina, sed tamen magna, undoubtedly approve of the decision of the

secondary quam adfert longinquitas et dies ; " time publishers in preferring Ernesti's Cicero, to

When I commenced a writer in the Specbrings a slow but a powerful medicine.”

any other. The Clavis or index is an appenYet we should beware Test, in habitually dage of very great convenience and utility, and of the Editor in indulging me with his columns

tator, I felt highly obliged to the good nature personifying Time, we lose sight of a truth the text is highly recommended. It is ob

for the gratification of my prevailing humour; which ought to excite our gratitude to him served in Dibdin's "Introduction to the knowl

and took no little pleasure in seeing my lucuwho made us as we are.

Time, strictly speak- edge of rare and valuable editions of the brations ushered into the world under such ing, is not an agent that can produce any ef. Greek and Latin Classicks,” that " no man,

favourable auspices, and sent abroad in so good fect on our minds. It is no other being than since the restoration of literature, has more

company. I hoped to continue my place in he who was before time began, that assuages contributed to the illustration of Cicero than

his paper till his types were worn out ; but, our sorrows ; or rather it was his good pleas- John Augustus Ernesti.”

While we are truly desirous that the pub- rated my talents, and am

like many other very honest people, I overure so to form our natures, and for wise pur.

now constrained to poses, that certain events should be grievous, lishers may receive that support, and encour

acknowiedge that one may fail in the attempt but that all pain, depending solely on the state agement, which their enterprize and exertions

to amuse the world by weekly essays, who of nini. should, at every recurrence of thought richly deserve, we as anxiously hope that the

nevertheless made a very colerable figure once to its cause, become less and less poignant, political gloom, which, just at this time, en

a year in an Almanack. until at last all consciousness of it ceases ; velops our unhappy country, will not check

There are other considerations also which that, as it is strongly expressed in the page of the laudable zeal, which had already displayed rather discourage me from continuing these inspiration—" sorrow may continue for a night, itself, for the sublime pursuits of literature.

my essays.

The political state of our counbut joy cometh in the morning." A taste for letters not only contributes a

try renders it very difficult to be neutral, and Seren lines from the close of “ TULLY, Yo. I” for pleasure, of the purest and most exalted kind, still more difficult, if you are so, to prepare passionable, read, passionate.

to him who possesses it, but gives character
to society, dignity to manners, and stability to

any thing that may suit the taste of the com

munity who are not. I have often heard the Freedom. CICERONIS OPERA OMNIA.

political department of the Spectator spoken of

by persons of taste and judgment in the highALL TIE Wonks of CICERO, PUBLISHING BY WELLS

THE WRITER, N. XXXIII.

est terms of praise ; but, when I eagerly inquirAND LILLY, Bosion.

This being the last day of the year, as well ed how they liked “ The Writer," they have We sincerely congratulate the friends of as the last day of the month and of the week, answered they never read it. And whenever classical literature and of the literary charac- I am forcibly admonished to close iny period. I have seen a person with this paper in his ter of our country, on the appearance of the ical labours as a writer, and to give his pa- hands, I have waited with anxious hope and first volume of Cicero's Works, by Messrs per as the last I shall offer for the improve- expectation to hear some grateful encomiums Weils and Lilly We regard it with pleasure, ment, instruction, or entertainment of my read- on my essays, but have always found, to my as the pledge of a complete, valuable, elegant,

I have somewhere seen it remaiked utter astonishment and mortification, that as and cheap edition of all that remains of an “ that, next to doing a thing well, we ought soon as they come to “ The Writer,” they in

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variably fold up the paper and pocket it, or ing fallen asleep on his chair in his cell, he continued • Horror and anguish seize me ;~'tis the hour throw it by, as unworthy a further perusal. I

immoveable for about an hour ; but then turning about • Of darkness, and I mourn beneath its power am determined however to bear all this neg. in the attitude of a listener, he laughed heartily at what

· Tlie Tempter plies me with his direst art, he thought he heard spoken ; then snapping his fingers, lect with good humour, and console myself to shew he did not value the speaker, he turned

• I feel the Serpent cuiling round my heart ; with the reflection that the best works are of.

towards the next person, and made a sign with bis • He stirs the wound he cnce inficted there, ten left for posterity to acknowledge their fingers, as if he wanted snuff: not being supplied, he

• Instils the deadening poison of despair, merits, and that neither Milton nor Shak- seemed a little disconcerted; and pulling out his own

• Belies the truth of God's delaying grace, speare were much noticed by their cotempora. box, in which there was nothing, he scraped the inside

"And bids me curse my Maker to bis face. ries.

as if to find some ; he next very carefully put up his I shall now retire from before the pub

box again ; and looking round him with great suspicior, - I will not curse Him, though his grace delay i lick, I hope with decency, conscious that I buttoned up the place of bis frock where he kept it.

"I will not cease to trust Him, though he slay ; have corrupted no man's mind, if I have not

In this manner he continued for some time immoveable; reformed his manners. And, having macle my but, without any seeming cause, flew into a most out

• Full on his promised mercy I rely, appeal to posterity, have no particular obliga- rageous passion, in which he spared neither oaths nor • For God hath spoken, -God, who cannot lie. tions to express to the present generation, but execrations ; which so astonished and scandalized his

- Tuou, of my faith the Author and the End ! sincerely wish a happy new year to the Editor brother Friars, that they left him to execrate alone.

• Mine early, late, and everiasting Friend !

But it had been well, it poor Cyrillo went no further. and to my Country. nor had driver: bis sleeping extravagances into guilt.

• The joy, that once thy presence gave, restore One night he was perceived going very busily up to the • Ere I am summon'd bence, and seen no more ; THE HISTORY OF CYRILLO PADOTAXO, THE NOTED altar, and in a little beaufet beneath to rummage with

• Down to the dust returns this earthly frame, some degree of assiduity. It is supposed that he

• Receive my Spirit, Lord! from whom it came : wished to steal the plate which was usually deposited Vr has often been a question in the schools, whether

• Rebuke the Templer, shew thy power to save ; it be preferable to be a king by day, and a beggar in there, but which had accidentally been sent off' the day our dreams by night ; or, inverting the question, a

before to be cleaned.--Disappointed in this, he seemed • O let thy glory light me to the grare, beggar by day, and a monarch while sleeping ? It has to be extremely enraged, but not caring to return to

• That these, who witness iny depar ing breath, been usually decided, that the sleeping monarch was his cell empty-handed, he claps on one of the official

May learn to triumph in the grasp of Death.' the happiest man, since he is supposed to enjoy all his silk vestments; and finding that he could carry still happiness without contamination ; while the monarch, more, he put on one or two more over each other; and

“ He closeil bis eye-lids with a tranquil smile, in reality, feels the various inconveniencies that attend thus cumbrously accoutred, he stole off with a look of

And seem'd to rest in silent prayer awhile : his station.

terrour to his cell : there hiding his ill.got finery be. However this may be, there are none sure more

neath his matrass, he laid himself down to continue Arourd his couch with filial awe we kneelid, miserable, than those who enjoy neither situation will his nap. Those who had watched him during this When suddenly a light from heaven reveal'd any degree of comfort, but feel all the inconveniencies interval, were willing to see his manner of behaving A Spirit, that stood within th’ unopen'd door ;of want and of poverty by day, while they find a repe

the morning after. tition of their misery in a dream of this kind was When Cyrillo awaked, be seemed at firsı a good the sword of God in his right hand he bore ; the famous Cyrillo Padovano, of whom a long life has deal surprised at the lump in the middle of his bed ; His countenance was lightning, and his vest been written ; a man, if I may so express it, of a

and going to examine the cause, was still more aston- Like snow at sun-rise on the mountain's crest ; double character, who acted a very different part by ished at the quantity of vestments that were bundled

Yet, so benignly beautiful his form, night from what he professed in the day. Cyrillo was there : he went among his fellows of the Convent,

His presence still'd the fury of the storm ; a native of Paulua in Italy, a little, brown complexion'd inquired how they came to be placed there, and learn. man, and, while awake, remarkable for his simplicity, ing the manner from them, nothing could exceed his At once the winds retire, the waters cease ; probity, piety,and candour ; but, unfortunately for Lim, penitence and contrition.

His look was lore, his salutation “ Peace !" his dreams were of the strongest kind, and seemed to His last and greatest project was considered of a overturn the whole system of waking morality ; for

still more heinous nature. A Lady, who had long “ Our Mother first beheld him, sore amazed, he every night walked in his sleep, and upon such

been a benefactor to the convent, happening to die, But terror grew to transport, while she gazed : occasions was a thief, a robber, and a plunderer of was desirous of being buried in the cloister, in a vault

_"'Tis He, the Prince of Seraphim, who drove the dead. which she had made for that purpose. It was there

Our banish'd feet from Eden's happy grove ;' The first remarkable exploit we are told of Cyrillo

that she was laid, adorned with much finery, and a was at the university, where he shewed no great marks

part of her own jewels, of wiich she had great abund. | •Adam, my Life, my Spouse, awake !' she cried ; of learning, though some of assiduity. Upon a certain

The solemnity attending her funeral was mag- *Return to Paradise ; behold thy Guid: ! occasion his master set him a very long and difficult vificent, the expenses great, and the sermon affecting

O let me follow in this dear embrace ;' exercise, which Cyrillo found it impossible, as he sup

In all this pomp of grief, none seemed more afiected posed, to execute.--Depressed with this opinion, and

than Cyrillo, orset an example of sincerer mortification She sunk, and on liis bosom hid her face. in certain expectation of being chastised the next day, The society considered the deposition of their bene.

Adam look`d up ; his visage changed its bue, he went to bed quite dejected and uneasy · but awaking factress among them as a very great lionour, and masses

Transform'd into an Angel's at the view : in the morning, to his great surprise he found his

in abundance were promised for her safety. But what exercise completely and perfectly finished, lying on

was the amazement of the whole convent the next day, | I come ! he cried, with faith's full triumph fired, his table, and, still mone extraordinary! written in

when they found the vault in which she was deposited And in a sigh of ecstacy expired, his own hand This information he communicated broke open, the body mangled, her fingers on which

The light was vanishd, and the vision fled ; to his master when he gave up his task, who being were some rings cut off, and all her finery carried

We stood alone, the living with the dead : equally astonisheel with him, resolved to try him the

away. Every person in the Convent was shocked at next day with a loger and more difficult task, and to

such barbarity, and Cyrillo wis one of the foremost in The ruddy embers, glimmering round the room, watch him at night when he retired to rest. Accord

condemning the sacrilege. However, shortly after, on Display'd the corpse amidst the solemn gloom ; ingly, Cyrillo was seen going to bed with great uneas. going to his cell, having occasion to examine under his

But o'er the scene a holy calm reposed, iness, and soon was heard to sleep profoundly ; but matrass, be there found that he alone was the guiltless

The gate of heaven had open'd there, and closed. this did not continue long ; for in about an hour after

plunderer. The Convent was soon made acquainted he lay down, he got up, alighted his candle, and sat

with his misfortune ; and, at the general request of “ Eve's faithful arm still clasp'd lier lifeless Spouse; down to study, wliere be completed his work as

the fraternity, he was removed to another monastery, Gently I shook it, from her trance to rouse ; before.

where the Prior bad a power, by right, of confining A mind like Cyrillo's, not naturally very strong, and lois conventuals. Thus debarred from doing mischief,

She gave no answer ; motionless and cold, never at rest, hegan, when he arrived at manhood, to

Cyrillo led the remainder of his life in piety and peace. It fell like clay from my relaxing hold ; become gloomy, solicitous, and desponding. In conse

Alarm’d I lifted up the locks of grey, quence of this turn of thinking, he resolver to leave

That hid I:er cheek; her soul had pass'd away ; the world, and turn Caridusian, which is the most

POETRY rigorous of all the religionis orders

A beauteous corse she graced her partner's side, Formed for a severe and abstemious lite, he was here seen to set

I ove bound their lives, and Death could not divide lessons of piety to the wliole Convent, and in shew that

" Trembling astonishment of grief we felt, he deserved the approbation as well of his fellows in

DEATH OF ADAM. seclusion, as of the whole order. But this good fame

Till Nature's sympathies began to melt ; i. did not last long ; for it was soon found that Cyrillo

Concluded from our last.

We wept in stillness through the long dark night : walked by night, and, as we are told of the fabled) [The extract in the last Spectator described to us the -- And O how welcome was the morning light !” Penelope, undid in his sleep all the good actions for symptoms of his approaching dissolution ;-he pres. which he had been celebrated by day. The first prauks

Paradise Lost, Book XI. • 28. ent begins with his dying address. ]

ook************************* running about fiom chamber to chamber, and talking "_'Oye, that shudder at this awful strife, a little more loosely, than became one of bis professed piety. As it is against the rules of the fraternity to • This wrestling agony of Death and Life,

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR confine any man by force to his cell, he was permitted • Think not that He, on wbom my soul is cast,

JOHN PARK, in this manner to walk about ; and though there was

" Will leave me thus forsaken to the last ; nothing very edifying in his sleeping conversation, yet Nature's infirmity alone you see ;

BY MUNROE, FRANCIS AND PARKER, the Convent were content to overlook and pity bis My chains are breaking, I shall soon be free ;

NO. 4 CORNHI,L. infirmities. Being carefully observed upon one of these occasions, • Though firm in God the Spirit holds her trust,

Price three dollars per annum, half in advance. The following circunstances offered. One evening hay. '. The flesh is frail, and trembles into dust.

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to take counsel for us, are individuals who mies to enforce the requisitions of our imperifrom every relation in which they stood to the ous masters.

community, must have desired nothing but the From the well known discretion, and en. REFLECTIONS

common good of their fellow citizens. Inde- lightened politicks of the gentlemen compose

pendent of their virtuous principles, and their ing the convention, we may be assured, they OF THE NEW-ENGLAND CONVENTION.

sense of character, they must, from interest, will recommend no demand, that shall not be Tue regularly constituted government of a abhor and oppose every thing lending to en. strictly just and reasonable. A sort of epi. state or nation is invested with authority to courage a factious state of society. They are demick alarm seems to have pervaded all carry its views into effect ; it decides, and the not brought from the depths of obscurity into classes of politicians at the southward. The governed obey, by choice or by force. The distinction by their agency in the convention guilty consciences of many have excited apNew-England Convention is a body of a dif- plan ; it was their long established respecta- prehensions which have no just foundation ; ferent character ; it grew out of the alarm bility that pointed them out to their fellow and the misrepresentations of the designing and sufferings of the community ; it was but a citizens, in these perilous times, as veserving have induced some of our friends to mistrust mode of ascertaining the degree of publick their confidence. Jacobinism, anarchy, civil our prudence. But when the proceedings at sensition, and the wisest plan for alleviating conmotions, offer no acivantages to such men ; Hariford are disclosed to the world, the suspi. or obviating the general calamity, and if possi. but on the contrary, must endanger every cions of our southern friends will be removed. ble, to guard against the recurrence of the thing they hold dear. We may thcrefore rest They will see that our statesmen are not acevils we are now experiencing, in fuiure. This satisfied ihut their measures will have in view tuated by a vindictive policy : that they have body has 1201, therefore, nor does it claim any !o support order, cherish unanimity, and main. kept a steady eye upon the interests of the compulsory power. It can only recommend, iain a state of general security rather than to whole republick ; that it is no project of their's either direcsly to the people, or indirectly 10 increase the storm. They will suggest noth- to aggrandize one section of the Union, to the their several legislatures, by whom they are ing, which, possessing the best means of degradation of another. Instead of embitterlegally represented. Yet if their propositions knowjedge, they do noi consider as demanded ing local animosities and prejudices, we hope which are about to be announced are vise, by the present exigency ; nothing, which, ex- to «ccure the approbation of men of sense and (and if they are not, where shall we look ercising their best judgment, they do not candour, in every part of the country. The among men for wisdom) we are bound to think expedient and practicable.

only dictute we offer to any state, states, or the adopt and carry them into effect ; not by any Deplorable indeed will be our fate, if the general government is, that they shall not legal, but by that moral obligation, which concentrated wisdom of the New-England sacrifice New England. Let us enjoy the makes it the duty of every individual in socie- states decides that nothing is to be attempted, standing we held when we united in confedety, to do whatever his own and the common to meliorate our condition! The alarm which, r'ation ; le. us be restored to those acvantages, good requires.

in spite of vapouring and romance, bas evi- / and secured in those rights, which it was the Every one knows what a dreadful 'state of dently reached the author's of cor calanities, professed ouject of the federal constitution to things, both in reality and prospect, suggested since a convention was proposed, will be con- cherish and maintain, and we ask no niore. the expedience of resorting to a popular con

verted into redoubled contempt, and be folo | Does any man presume to say tiis is requirvention. The pcople in several states, with lowed by a vindictive persecution. Such a ing too much? Will any correct politician, out consulation, spontaneously expressed their

result would not be linpited to a wan! of any real friend to our country say, we must convictions that something must be done, and verve, in the members of the conventios, for it be satistied with less ? the Hartford Convention was appointed by would be too absurd 10 suppose men timid, The present is an interesting crisis, both as them to inquire, rahul. Of this we feel per

not expected to act. It would be it respects our character and our destiny ; but suaded, that this body, so con tinteri, is our considere, and justly as proof, that those are 1:ot without a hope, that the present LAST HOPE; wc bave no alternative but 19 who know us besi, think ar. appeal to our

collision wil ierniinale in an improveinent of sccond the measures which may be proposed. spirit as fouless purade.

our government, in a correction of abuses, or sit down in quiet despondence and meei our Precisely the same, ou worse consequences

which have become instipportable, and are doom, without another effort.

will follow, if the Convention advise io steps universaliy censured ; and, alimelelse in a Should they recommend weak mcasures, or

for redress, and the peopie decline to carry beiter understanding and increased confidence nore at all, we may rely upon it that it will be them into effect. it will show inal our chai- between the sister states, now and long rebecause these good and inļeiligentniell,

liette been operated-flat we garding cach other, as in veterale fues. bringing with them a knowiecise of the peo- sutler, and whine, and even gruble ; but that ple whom they represent, discover such a pu. our opinit is literally our breath ; our indig- The government paper has vented its re-' sillanimity, such a dastardly tameness in ihe nation were blustering ; our love of liverty in proaches on the site, or rather the governpublick inind, that they would prefer being idle tradition handed çiown from fathers, lo ment of Massachusetts, because thai portion of Sacrificed, to redressing themselves. Moruly- | whose 11:100's and virtues we are ä disgrace. the commonwealth, which lies east of Pesobe ing as would be such a result, there is no Il wil riset the chains o. our vassalare. Mr.

scot river is suffered to remain in the possiya possibility of saving a people who abandon Madison wil recover his hearth and his confi-sion of the English. themselves. The enlightened and firm patria dence ; isis cabal will sncer at our affectution There is no doubt, now, while we apprehe!d ot will perceive, that he can do no more for of principies which we do not possess, of en. no exposition against any other pari of the himself or his country : he must take his ergy to which we are strangers.

scate, but this commonwealeh still has the chance through the dark day of adversity, or

then " resolve," as we have ofcn done', iis nens at con mand, which would be sufficient bid adieu to his native soil. Whatever dis- there is a point at wiicli oppression beo i 10 drive the British garrison from Carujue ; tresses follow, individual effort would oniy “ comes tutolerable, and will not be endured” bui uny shoujú we undertake such an entera prodce disorder ; mobs and riots could pro- our tyrants in then chuckie ard teicitate prize i duce no other effect than to strengthen the themselves ibat Yankees will never feels that The neutrality of this part of the state is ao band of tyranny, and aggravate the horrors of they have alrived at that point. Then shall real and great advantage to the United States, our situation. we receive, and what is worse, deserre

as it facilitates the introduction of immense Should they propose that some decisive

“The opressor's wrong, tie proud man's certumely." quantities of merchandize, of which there was steps be taken to recover our violated rights,

a general scarcity, and a pressing demand. and ward off impending destruction, let us

Then shall we be left u defenceless prey to The neutrality of this part of the state is of hail the appeal with a hearty welcome, and

an eneiny, set upon us tsy domestick fues--in-advantage to the rest of the commonwealth in cheerfull picdye ourseives to effect our de- sultingiy told to fight our own batties, and yet for while we are every day becoming poorer, liverance. Of bis we may be assured and it be conseiled io surrender the last dollar of more incapable of paying taxes, and possesis a consideration at once grat fui and impor

our barri eut.cd property, the subsistence of sing less and less to tax, they are iant. The gentiemen wbom we have selected our chiuden, to be syuandered in levying ar- i prosperous, and acquiring wealth by a brish

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and profitable commerce. The British claim, constituting that compact ; as no farther valid was reported that the Constitution had fallen only a military possession, and do not interfere than they are authorized by the grants in that in with the Maidstone frigate, but that the lat.

; of , a the state. After the peace, it is expected this pable, and dangerous exercise of other powers, broadside or two, and had arrived at Halifax. section will be restored to us, with all its not granted by the said compact, the states

It is rumoured a third time that the Wasp “ betterments," by which the commonwealth who are parties thereto, have the right, and is taken, and it is now said, by a brig, manned will be considerably benefitted.

are'in duty bound to interpose, for arresting with a select crew, from a British frigate, off The inhabitants of this part of the state on- the progress of the evil, and for maintaining, Charleston. ly pray that, during the war, we should suffer within their respective limits, the authorities, There are now but very few British vessels them to enjoy their repose. They probably rights, and liberties appertaining to them.". in the Chesapeake. All is quiet in that quarter. wish and expect an ultimate reunion with In commenting on the last resolve, the As. The Legislature of South Carolina have authe United States ; but they arg now free sembly adopted the following remarks.

6 It | thorized the Governour of that state to ad. from all alarm. They enjoy many local, ex- appears to your committee to be a pl.in prin- vance to the United States troops uuder Gen. clusive advantages. The utmost the govern- ciple, founded in common sense, illustrated by Pinckney 260,000 dollars, in anticipation of ment of this state could do would be to dis- common practice, and essential to the nature their direct tax. possess the enemy for the moment we could of compacts ; that where resort can be had to The spotted fever is raging with great vionot prevent his return ; and were he to no tribunal superiour to the authority of the lence in Berwick, and has appeared in other return, which he undoubtedly would, they parties, the parties themselves must be the towns, in the vicinity of Portsmouth. could not expect that easy transition from one rightful judges in the last resort, whether the

It is not true that Mr. Crowninshield declinmaster to another, which they have once ex- bargain made has been pursued or violated. ed accepting the Secretaryship of the Nary. perienced. They are well aware that by be- The constitution of the United States was He has gone on to Washington. coming the theatre of war, their shores would formed by the sanction of the states, given by

CONGRESS. On the 28th December, the become the scene of horrors, which they have each in its sovereign capacity. It adds to the Corscription bill received its quietus, in the hitherto wholly escaped. A Massachusetts stability and dignity, as well as to the authori. Senate, where it originated, by the prevalence army, merely to expel the invaders would ty of the constitution, that it rests on this ie- of a motion to postpone the further considera. . meet with a cold reception from the inhabi- gitimate and solid foundation. The states.

tion of the subject to the second Monday in tants of the neutral counties; they would im- then being the parties of the constitutional March next, when the session will have closed. pute to us no motive but that “ misery loves compact, and in their sovereign capacity, it

Another week has been spent in discussing company.” They would consider us as actu- follows of necessity, that there can be 110 iri.

the project of a National Bank ; but no plan ated rather by envy, than friendship. We bunal above their authority, to decide, in the has yet been adopted. have no motive of local honour to stimulate last resort, whether the compact made by them as to such a very expensive project ; for it is be violated ; and consequently, that as parties LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS. no disgrace to Massachusetts not to perform to it, they must themselves decide, in the last alone, what a government controling the whole resort, such questions as may be of sufficient

TULLY, No. III. resources, military and pecuniary, of seven magnitude to require their interposition.” millions of people, does not think it judicious In another place they add—If the delibe

Nihil est aptius ad delectationem lectoris, to attempt. Fifteen hundred men drove the rate exercise of dangerous powers, palpably quam temporum varietates, fortunæque vicissifederal government from Washington ; it can withheld by the constitution, could not justify | tudines : quæ etsi optabiles in experiendo non be no reproach that two thousand troops took tbe parties to it, in interposing, even so far as fuerint, in legendo iameri sunt jucunde. possession of a small peninsula,at a distance of

Cic. Lucio. FAMIL. T. to arrest the progress of the evil, and to prenear three hundred miles from our metropolis. serve the constitution itself, as well as to pro- changes of times and vicissitudes of fortune ; things,

Nothing is better calculated to gratify readers, than There are many other reasons why we vide for the safety of the parties to it ; there which charm us in ilescription, though we should be should reconcile ourselves, for the present, to would be an end to all relief from usurped very unwilling to experience them ourselves. the uti possidetis. If peace arrives with power, and a direct subversion of the rights

CICERO to LUCITE Spring, it would be an officious and wanton specified or recognized under all the state This is as true at this day, as it was two waste of blood and treasure on our part, (for constitutions, as well as a plain denial of the thousand years ago, and it is certainly one of exchequer bills will not answer in Massachus- fundamental principle upon which our inde. the most extraordinary, unaccountable features etts), and our expedition would not be over, pendence itself was declared.”

in the human character. It is this principle before we should learn that it was unnecessa

that keeps the press groaning under ils load ry. If peace does not come with Spring, we

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of wonders, from “ The little naaghty bos, shall either want all our means to defend what

who was torn in pieces by a bear," stitched in remains of our commonwealth ; or we shall

blue, up to the splendid 6. Book of the Marmake a peace for ourselves, which will in- BOSTON, SATURDAY,JANUARY 7,1815. tyrs," bound in calf and gilt. It is the secret clude the restoration of our eastern frierids.

that enables any editor, whose grand object is FOREIGN. London dates have been re- money, without regard to utility or his repuVIRGINIAN DOCTRINE.

ceived by the way of Halifax, to the 3d Nov. tation, to publish a very popular, lucrative In December 1798,the General Assembly of

Norway is not yet tranquil. The Crown newspaper, while he who soberly treats of the

Prince of Sveden has ordered his army to Virginia passed several resolutions, which wcre

dearest concerns of society, is sure to find submitted to the consideration of the Legislatures march in and take possession of the country himself honoured with a very select patronof other states. Objections having been offers by force.

age. Deal liberally with what is usually terned either to their principles, or the application

It is said the Emperour of Austria refuses ed shocking, but what in truth is every where of them, under the circumstances which then

to resume the title of Emperour of Germany. attractive, the mass of readers will seek and existed, they were again discussed by the The ministers at Vienna,had not completed their peruse your publications with unsatiated avidAssembly in 1800, and renewedly adopted as

arrangements so that the Congress could be ity. Only let an article be conspicuously the deliberate and settled opinion of that body. re-opened, so late as the 19th of October. headed-Fatal Catatrophe !-Dreadful Acci. The second of the Resolutions was as fol

A convoy from Plymouth sailed for North dent !- Disastrous Earthquake ! -Destructive lows. “ The General Assembly most solemn

America the 25th of October, with about 3000 Fire !--Tremendous Hurricane !-or HORly declares a warm attachment to the union of troops. It was reported that Lieut. Gen. RID MURDER !! man, woman, and child the states, to maintain which, it pledges all its Kempt would command in Canada, and Gen. will even drop the bible to get the paper. I powers ; and that for this end, it is their duty Pakenham on the coast. Reinforcements are doubt whether Coleman, with all his sound to watch over, and oppose every infraction of still constantly collecting, destined for this sense, and promptitude in discussing importhose principles, which constitute the ONLY country. It is said many of the disposable tant questions, has, for years, issued a paper so BASIS OF THAT UNION, because a faith- troops noi required for the American war will eagerly perused, as that which coniained a ful observance of them, can alone secure its be sent to India.

description of the beer vai's bursting in Lonexistence and the publick happiness."

DOMESTICK. Accounts have been receiv- don, which overturned houses, and buried the The third resolve was, That this Assem- ed and appear entitled to credit, that a British inhabitants under their ruins. bly doth explicitly and peremptorily declare, expedition, consisting of about 60 sail, arrived I shall not pretend to account for a propenthat it views the powers of the federal gov- at the mouth of the Mississippi, on the 10th of sily which has puzzled wiser heads. Some ernment, as resulting from the compact, to December.

have referred to it as proof, that there is an which the states are parties, as limited by the

A schooner has arrived off New-London, inherent malignity in the nature of man, that plain sense and intention of the instrument which left Halifax on the 27th ult. where it prompts him to delight in the miseries and

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