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DEVOTED TO POLITICKS AND BELLES LETTRES.

VOL. I.

BOSTON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1815.

NO. LIX.

FOR

THE ROSTOX SPECTATOR.

POLITICAL,

our present advantages ; and you may rely on my cor. had given no support to such pretensions.

dial cooperation and assistance in every measure PRINCE REGENT'S SPEECH. which is calculated to constitute the prosperity and both sets of propositions, without any regard to

Our advocate seems to have jumbled together welfare of His Majesty's dominions.” LOSDON, Xov. 11.-" This day the Prince Regent

circumstances. His remarks, we can clearly went to the House of Peers, and the Commons having

see, on this side of the water, do not at ply to been summoned to the bar, made the following

the first propositions. It is true, that at that SPEECH :

OUR PROSPECT.

time, they could claim no territory, by the

As it is the common custom, when ac- success of their arms, and it is as true they My Lords and Gentlemen,

It is with deep regret that I am again obligedto quaintance meet, to inquire of each other, required none. Their second propositions announce the continuance of His Majesty's lamented what is the prospect of Peace, we feel per amounted to a claim of territory, for they ofindisposition.

suaded that we need offer no apology for fre- fered to agree that each should hold what they It would have given me great satisfaction to commi. quently introducing this subject in our specu- then possessed. If their arms had gained nicate to you the termination of the war between this

lations. There is indeed nothing of a publick nothing, then nothing was claimed; but Mr. country and the United States of America.

nature, at present, so interesting ; nothing on Wilberforce knew as well as the ministers at Although this war originated in the most unprovok. ed aggression on the part of the government of the l'.

which there was ever such unanimity in pub-Ghent, that a large tract of the district of States, and was calculated to promote the designs of lick sentiment-at least in this part of the Maine was then in their possession, by conthe common enemy of Europe, against the rights and country, we know no party, and scarcely an in- quest. If the uti possidetis, which was the independence of all other nations, I never have ceased dividual , who does not desire the return of full extent of their proposal

, was a claim of to entertain a sincere desire to bring it to a conclusion

Peace. We have to regret that while sincere territory, it went no farther than it was foundon just and honourable terms.

ly participating in the common wish, we can. I am still engaged in negotiations for this purpose;

ed on conquest. The proposition itself, therethe success of them must, however, depend on my dis

not fåtter ourselves with hopes, from circum- fore, refuted Mr. Wilberforce's objection.* It position being met with corresponding sentiments en stances which some of our friends consider as

is not by such logick, that we can expect to the part of the enemy wearing a promising aspect.

see ministers put down, the war rendered unThe operations of his majesty's forces by sea and The circumstances to which we allude are popular, or the tone of the government depres-land in the Chesapeak, in the course of the present twox; the language of the opposition in Eng: sed. year, have been attended with the most brilliant ard land, and the recent and brilliant success of So far as the insufficiency of their navy has successful results. The flotilla of the enemy in the Patuxent has been our arms at New Orleans.

been censured, such opposition offers us the destroyed. The signal defeat of their land forces er. * As to the opposition in England, if we would reverse of consolation. As we have already abled a detachment of his majesty's army to take pos. not deceive ourselves, we must inquire into observed, if this produce any effect, it will. session of the city of Washington; and the spirit of the number and influence of its advocates, and prompt only to a more vigorous prosecution of enterprise which has characterised all the movements

examine the force of the arguments on which the war. in that quarter has produced on the inhabitants a deep it rests. und sensible impression of the calamities of a war ja tie excellent structuro of the British govern- enemy dlave esperienced at New Orleans, is

We have sufficient confidence in The unexpected and screre check which the which they have been so wantonly involved.

The expedition directed from Halifax to the North- ment, as well as in the correct feelings of the the oiher circunistance which some consider ern coast of the U. States bas terminated in a manner nation, to believe, that if ministers are materi- as favourable to the prospect of peace. We not less satisfactory: The successful course of this op ally wrong, they will be opposed by a strong camot but view it far otherwise. No power eration bas been followed by the immediate submission

party, and be obliged to abandon their meas- makes peace in consequence of a reverse of of the extensive and important district east of the Pe.

ures or their places. But opposition, mere nobscot River to his Majosty's arms.

fortune, but one that cannot make another In adverting to these events, I am confident you will opposition, amounts to nothing.

effort. Did not Bonaparte uniformly, after a be disposed to render, full justice to the valour and dis- la the first place, the opposers of the usual successful campaign, offer Great Britain terms cipline which have distinguished his Majesty's land and addresses in the two Houses of Parliament, of peace, and did she not as uniformly refuse sea forces, you will regret with me the severe loss appear to have been very few in number ; but them? When his destinies began to change, the country has sustained by the fall of the gallant little controversy took place, when the debate did he not decline the offer of peace until his commander of His Majesty's truops in the advance up

closed ; not as is the custom in our Congress, on Baltimore.

case was desperate ? We think it would be 1 availed myself of the earliest opportunity afforded by stopping the mouths of the minority with a

extravagant 10 assert'that Great Britain would by the state of affairs in Europe, to detach a consider.

call for the “ previous question ;' but because refuse any conditions of peace, alier an abor.. able military force to the river St Lawrence ; but its there was no more to be said.

tive campaign ; but of this we feel persuaded, arrival could not possibly take place till an advanced In the next place, let it be remarked that she would listen so no terms, which should apperiod of the campaign.

not a voice in either House pronounced the pear the result of misfortune. Witæ respect Not withstanding the reverse which appears to have

war with America either unjust or unnecessataken place on Lake Champlain, I entertain the most

10 our own country alone. we cannot but supry, as was the case, during the war with

pose she would have substantial reasons for the description of the British force now serving in France, down almost to its glorious close avoiding such a conclusion of the contest ; but Canada, that the ascendancy of his Majesty's arms The only ground taken in opposition to the this is not the only consideration that will opthroughout that part of North America will be effec. tenour of the Prince's speech, was that there erate with her. The reputation of strength is . tually established

was some defect in the management of minis. of more, consequence 1a England in Europe, The opening of the Congress at Vienna has been

ters since the war began. In this censure, the than it is in America. It is of no less imporretarded from unavoidable causes, to a later period

minority have no point of concert : Lord than had been expected.

tance to the rank which sie hoids, among the Grenville disapproved the destruction of the riral powers of the continent, that she should wirich are now in progress, to promote such wrange publick buildings of Wasbington. Lord Darn- conciliate them by her justice, than that they

It will be my earnest endeavour in the negotiations meats as may tend to consolidate that peace which in iey thought there must have been something should dread to provoke ner power. Can we conjunction with his majesty's allies, I have had the

rotten in the naval administration; Mr. Baring imagine ihen for a moment, that; having failed happiness of concluding, and to re-establish that just expressed bis surprise at extraordinary mcas. in an attack on one spot, she could possibly give. equilibrium among the different powers, which will

ures and extraordinary pretensions, satisfying countenance to a conclusion, that she found afford the best prospect of permanent tranquillity to Europe.

himself with vague dissent; while Mr. Wilber- herself maimed or weakened by such an event ? The peculiar character of the late war, as well as force, always ihe most loquacious and superfi- If not; what good, as to peacc, can we fatter the extraordinary length of its duration, must have cial, goes into particulars. As this gentleman ourselves will result from the signal repulse inaterially affected the situation of all the countries

has taken up the cudgels for us, with most her expedition has sustaineck at New Orleans ? engaged in it, as well as the commercial relations

zea!, bis remarks deserve our attention, that We do not say she will insist on washing away which formerly subsisted between them.

we may be able to judge of their probable of the stain in blood ; but either her future suc... Under these circumstances I am confident you will see the expediency of proceeding with due caution in fect. He blames the government for advan

* But the secine proposit' ons were not known to Mr. Wiber. the adoption of suici regulations as may be necessary cing new claims of territory, in the negotia

He had ony'Ne 'u th first, and where he had reud i tim for the purpose of extending our trade and securing | tions at Ghchi, when the events of the yar os tamisvry, in them, we canul congeviette

force

cesses, or the terms of a treaty of peace will from the Mississippi to Cedar swamp. Thus it was peculiarly exposed to melar.choly, and this show that she is unhurt-or we must do what impossible for the enemy to approach the city but by owng to causes which we think may be satisthirty million Frenchmen altempted to their storming our lines. The British, after two days active faciorily explained.

preparation, attacked our works, in two columns, on utmost in vain-oblige her to receive the dicihe right and centre. “The assault,” says a writer,

Much inay be done by habits towards intates of a conqueror. The expedition against

“ was furious and brave almost beyond example, but creasing the capacity of the mind for intense New Orleans is not yet closed, nor is it cer- was as bravely met. They advanced with 'fascines application ; but there is a limit, beyond which, tain how it may terminate ; from our heart we and scaling ladders to the very ditch, under a fire that nature will not be forced. If it be attempted, regret any battle, by sea

or land, for every

exceeds description.” “ This,” says Gen. Jackson, either, the physical powers, on the tone of patriotick feeling revolts at the losses sustain

“ rendered their scaling ladders and fascines, as well
as their more direct implements of warfare, perfectly ble degree depend, become exhausted, and

which the energies of the soul, in a consideraed by our country, when the enemy are suc

useless. For upwards of an hour, it continued with a cessful, and, in their partial defeat, we can briskness of which there have been but few instances disease ensues; or the sentient principle itself anticipate no consequence but the probability perhaps in any country. In justice to the enemy, it loses its vigour, and sometimes sustains a of a protracted war. Of all contingencies we must be said, that they stood it as long as could haye shock from which it can never be recovered. think it most sincerely to be desired, that, be

been expected from the most determined bravery. At But it is not these extreme cases that we fore the news of this disaster reach England, length, bowever, when all prospect of success became are to consider at present. Few persons are

hopeless, they fled iu confusion from the field, leaving a treaty of peace may have been signed ai it covered with their dead and wounded." The In.

so devoted to intense exertion of thought as to Ghent.

spector General reports the loss of the enemy, 700 endanger the structure of their minds; but no We cannot quit this subject, without notice killed, 1400 wounded, 500 prisoners. Our loss on the person ever acquired the epithet, ingenious, ing a gross misrepresentation of fact, palmed lines, SEVEN killed and six wounded !! and from a

who is not occasionally accustomed to a close upon the House of Commons by Mr. Wilber- comparison of the great variety of letters, and particu- and severe exercise of his mental faculties. force, as to the disposition of the citizens of lar descriptions of the battle, we presume this state. It's only by surpassing the usual operations of the United States. The people of this country

the human intellect that he obtains this dis

OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE Loss OF THE ENEMY. have not united with Mr. Madison in this war.

tirction.

Headl-Quarters, left bank of the Mississippi, It was never so unpopular as it is at this day ;

five miles below New Orleans, 13th Jan. 1815.

Mental exertion is ranked in the highest but an offensive war, waged to gratify our SIR-I have the honour to make the following re

class of the stimulants which support the pheworst enemies, the leaders of a detestable, un- port of the killed, wounded and prisoners taken at the nomena of life, and, like others of this class, principled faction, is one thing, and the de- battle at MacPrardie's plantation, on the left bank of tlough it is pleasurable while continued, it fence of our homes and property is another.

the Mississippi, on the morning of the 8th Jan. 1815, leaves the whole animal system in a state of

and 5 miles below the city of New Orleans, Exhausted as we are by a long series of the

exhaustion. Heaven gives to human beings Killed,

700 most oppressive and ruinous measures that Wounded,

1400

a great variety of intellectual endowments; folly and wickedness could devise, we will yet, Prisoners taken, 1 Major, 4 Captains, 11 Lieutenants, but the connexion between mind and matter as nature and duty prompt, and as a people 1 Ensign, 488 Camp Officers and privates, making a is intimate, et ifsi animi mugni refert quali in without a national government, stand by our Grand total of 2600.

corpore locati sint, and as it respects the lathomes, while we have any means of defending

I have the honour to be sir, very respectfully, your ter, there is a more general resemblance them. When we are suffered to remain quiet, Major General Andrew Jackson.

obedient servant. H. HAYNES, Inspector General. through the whole species. If the tone of the we remain quiet. Let Mr. Madison call for

Commanding the Army of the

mind be uncommonly excited, it wearies the loans-no purse is opened. Let him call for Mississippi.

arimal fibre, if I may be allowed the expression, volunteers to wage offensive war he may as The British commander in chief, Sir Edward Pack

and it requires repose. The spirits necessariwell call spirits from the vasty deep.

enham was killed ; and Major Generals Kean and ly vibrate from high to low, while the physical Gibbs, killed or very severely wounded. Some letters erergies revive. In this listless state of the

say, we have taken 1500 stands of arms-others add mind, ordinary circumstances make no impresGENERAL REGISTER, that, the enemy had made an attack upon fort Plaque sion ; nothing is engaging, even amusements mine, which prevented their naval force from ascending

disgust. the river, but had been repulsed, with the loss of the

The effects very much resemble BOSTON, SATURDAY, FEB. 14, 1815. sloop of war Herald.

those of other kinds of intemperance, for they We hear nothing further of consequence from Geor.

are in their nature the same, and every kind FOREIGN. We have London dutes to gia. The British are reported to be sickly, at Cum of intemperance is naturally succeeded by the 28th of November, now 75 days past.

berland Island, and the alarm at Savannah has, in melancholy. The rapture of the lover, when The Grand Congress at Vienna continued in some measure, subsided.

he leaves the idol of his affection, subsides into session at the middle of November, but had

We understand that 600 ship carpenters are at work melancholy. The transports of the religious

at Sacket's harbour-that the keels of a 98 and a 74 fanatick are succeeded by gloom, if not desponcompleted its most important arrangements. are laid ; a frigate of the largest class is likewise dency. The convivial sigh in solitude, and The Imperial Dignity reverts to the House of building Austria Germany will be divided into seven A very heavy cannonading was heard off Warsaw thus the man who is remarkable for his ingeGreat Circles ; the Emperour will direct two; sound, Georgia, and report said two ships were seen nuiiy, whether artist, mathematician, or meta the King of Prussia, two ; the Kings of Bava- engaged, supposed to be an American and British tri- physician, though his studies are a luxury, yet

gate. ria, Wirtemberg and Hanover, one each The

so far as they require, or produce extraordina

CONGRESS. The President has sent back the Emperour will preside in the Diet, when as.

ry activity of mind, so far they exact what oaNational Bank Bill, not signed-it is dead, and an at. sembled. Frankfort, Nuremberg and hugs- tempt for another is begun. The nonintercourse bill

ture cannot uniformly sustain, and his brightberg are to be free Imperial cities ; Dantzick is ready for the President's signature

ness alternates with stupidity. will be Prussian Poland is assigned to Rus. STATE LEGISLATURE. The amendments to the

But for another, and perhaps a more comsia ; Saxony to Prussia ; the Netherlands as Constitution, recommended by the Hartford Convention, mon reason, the ingenious are exposed to melfar as the Meuse to Holland ; Hanover is en

and proposed by the Connecticut legislature, are now ancholy. Persons of this description are gen

before both our Senate and House. larged and erected into a kingdom, and

erally devoted to some favourite pursuits, “ King of Hanover” is annexed to the titles of

which from habit become the exclusive source the British sovereign.

LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS. of their pleasure. In their intercourse with A valuable convoy has arrived in England

the world, they rarely meet with those with from the Brazils ; likewise the Phebe frigate,

TULLY, NO. VIII.

whom they can have any community of taste Commodore Hilliar, and the American frigate Omnes ingeniosi, melancholici. Cic. I. T

or enjoyment. The amusements, and concerns Essex, his prize.

of others appear to them trivial, or dull; they All ingenious persons are melancholick. Verbal accounts state that a large expedition

are out of their proper element ; forbidden by

This aphorism is adopted by Cicero, from the rules of civility to introduce their hobby, was fitting out, supposed to be for America. The Prince Regent's Speech, on the open

the works of Aristotle that attentive and usual- they become languid for the want of interest, ing of Parliament, and some notice of the lan- | ly accurate observer of human nature. It is and feel themselves strangers, in the midst of guage of members of both Houses, on its al generally, but not universally true. Ingenious their acquaintance. lusions to the war, will be found on our first

men not unfrequently appear low spirited,

from the total abstraction of their thoughts page. from objects which surround them ; and this

THE WRITER, NO, XXXVII. DOMESTICK. Our accounts from New Orleans, insensibility to what may deeply and agreeably In the present corrupt and disordered state which are to the 13th of January enable us to record a

interest others, is attributed to dejection of of the world mankind are always deceiving battle, which has no parallel in modern history. It

mind. commenced early on Sunday morning, the 8th of Janu.

one another ; and so desirous are they to pass ary, on the American lines, five miles below the city

But the remark of the Stagirite was not for something more and better than they are, of New Orleans. It will be recollected that our forces

founded on this mistake. It is a fact that men that they frequently take greater pains to counwere entrenched in a line, extending at right angles of a quick, active, and penetrating intellect are terfeit good qualities, than it would cost to

FOR THE

BOSTON

SPECTATOR.

C.

was

acquire them by habit, or cultivate and adopt that rolls from the eye of grief, or gems the for a season, I could not forbear suggesting them in reality, from principle. Although in cheek of pity : whilst FORTITUDE with firmer the few following thoughts to you, which this universal garne of deception, men some- arm lent her support, endued with stronger you are to take rather as the overflowings of times fail in their design upon their fellows, purpose the softened heart, and taught her the affection of a father, than as necessary they usually succeed in deceiving themselves. weeping sister that to be useful she must act on your part, whose mind, I know, is capaVirtue is so amiable and desirable in the eyes as well as feel. Thus also wherever Forti. ble of the best reflections, and possessed of of every one, that all are anxious to have the

TUDE was becessary, the silken sandals of generous and laudable sentiments, and amiaappearance of it at least, and very often even SENSIBILITY led the way ; without her indeed ble dispositions. flatter themselves that they possess the sub- FORTITUDE was but a name ; for if SENSIBIL- Cultivate then, my son, in yourself and othstance, whilst in truth they have nothing more ity did not first perceive and point at distress, ers, as much as you can, the belief of a Su.. than a delusive image. Thus the importance FORTITUDE was not wanted to meet and over- preme Being, and of an Universal Provi. of the reputation of virtue sometimes leads us come it.

dence. to exalt, at least in our own conceits, our vices Happy would it have been for the world, if Amidst the several religious parties in the and failings into virtues ; and in our overween- mankind had encouraged and protected this world, there is such a thing as true religion, ing fondness for our own propensities, avarice union ; but in time their regard for these ami- abstracted from the consideration of all those is styled frugality or economy, and prodigality able visitore degenerated into an undue para parties, and which the sensible and virtuous assumes the noble port and name of generos- tiality for one ; and finally by a foolish fondness part of mankind adopt ; consisting in a reverity ; and this sort of self deception, or strata- a preference was openly avowed ; one was ca- ential regard to the Supreme Being, and in gem to deceive the world, is the more easy ressed, the other neglected ; jealousies were

seeking, by the practice of virtue, to secure and natural, as there is hardly any of the yir-excited between them ; they were less fre. his approbation in this state, and in any future tues which do not, in their extremes, approxi- quently found together ; and at last, when the

state of existence. mate towards, or degenerate into some neigh. folly of the world had decreed that their union The excellent faculties and powers with bouring vices. In more innocent and artless no longer necessary, they separated. which men are endued, the vast improve-, times, when there was more simplicity and They are now solitary and gloomy in the ments of which they are capable, and the deless cunning in the world, the virtues were world. SENSIBILITY wanders like a forlorn sire, if they are virtuous, and apprehensions, if associated in such a manner as to prevent each and crazy maid ; mourns she knows not why, vicious, of an hereafter, seem, at least, to be other from going beyond their proper bound, and sighs at woes she only knows by name.

strong presumptions of such a state. And or degenerating from their native beauty, by Her sorrows are fictitious, but, as Fortitude certainly, if there may be a future state, and diverging into excesses. Economy always has left her, they fause her as much anguish much more if it be probable there will, we accompanied generosity : courage was coupled as though they were real." She trembles for ought to have a regard to it in our actions with caution, to prevent her from being led her friends, when there is no danger near them ;

and concuct in this life. astray by rashness, and cheerfulness was attend. and she listens with an aching heart and

In such a state of things, where vice and ed by sobriety, that she might not be seduced streaming eyes to every tale of misery, with bigotry seem almost to divide the world beby wantonness. But in time, these agreeable scarcely å wish to alleviate it. But she is tween them, a wise man will take care, that he partnerships were dissolved ; for mankind be. chicfy found weeping over novels; and wheth

be neither irreligious nor profane on the one gan to have such a prevailing indifference to

er in the palace or the coitage, the parlour or hand, nor a bigot or enthusiast on the other. virtue of any kind, that their narrow minds the kitchen, she is seen with one of these sweet

Among the several sorts of what are called could seldom support or entertain more than promoters of anguish in her hands, sighing at

revelations, I believe you will find the Chrisone at a time, and the colleague was dismissed each affecting page, and wetting every leaf tian decidedly the most agreeable to reason to look out for another patron. In the follow. with her tears.

and the nature of things, and, if rightly undering allegory I shall attempt to shew the folly FORTITUDE, forsaken by SENSIBILITY, be-stood, to be a most perfect representation of and misfortune of such a separation. came sluggish and stupid; and having no lively dence of God might set this up, or permit it

the In the Golden age, SENSIBILITY and FORT | feciings to excite her to action, she retired to TUDE were sent into the world together, and a wilderness, where she changed her character

to be set up, for the good of mankind, in aid the gods, who designed their mutual powers to a selfish courage or vulgar hardihood. Nad of their reason, I would advise you to cultivate for the happiness of mankind, enjoined them ture however has given them so strong an

a veneration for the writings wherein it is connever to separate. Accordingly they began affection for each other, that they are even

tained, and for its divine author. Difference their progress by mutually assisting and sup- desirous of coming together again, and when

of style, difference of customs, and the differporting each other. If they dwelt in a palace, they now sometimes accidentally meet in

ent tenets of mankind, in different ages and SENSIBILITY opened the heart of the Prince to

scenes of trial and distress, they resume their countries, and, perhaps, some corruptions and the sufferings of his subjects ; but Fortitude former beauties, their usefulness is renewed, interpolations, have, indeed, occasioned much insisted upon his examining every complaint, and philanthropy may yet rejoice to see the obscurity, to us, in several parts of these lest he should be deceived by his feelings, hand of Sensibility smoothing the pillow of books ; but all the rules of a good life and virand that his decrees might not be the effect of the sick, and FORTITUDE giving her strength

tuous conduct are sufficiently plain and intel. weakness instead of justice. to support the dying head on her lap.

ligible. In the mansions of misery and distress, Sen

To the different parties among Christians I SIBILITY softened the soul, and melted the

pay lule regard, in comparison of the wise heart which in prosperity had been obdurate,

PATERNAL ADVICE.

and sincerely good man, who may be said to and touched the trembling chords of humility | Dr. Park,

be a christian at large. and self examination ; but FORTITUDE was I SOMETIMES amuse myself, looking over

Publick worship ought to be observed, near to check the sigh of despair, to point to some of the end literary productions which

though the manner of it, in some religious as

aphope, to urge to action, to raise the sinking peared at an early period in our country, of semblies, may be very lame and defective ; head and lift it up to “ brighter prospects and which I have made a considerable collection.

and in others, too superstitious. But your a fairer heaven.” Even amidst the desolations in one of these I found the following letter

own reason will tell you, that you have no call of war, this heavenly pair were still united ; from a father to his son, on his going abroad.

to affront the established religion of any country. and whilst FORTITUDE animated the patriot It contains advice which deserves the serious

If you can, with safety to yourself, cure any breast in defence of sacred rights, armed it attention of every young man, whether he

man of his superstition, you may do it ; but if against the perils, and buoyed it above the pose to travel or remain at home. Some of you have not a fair opportunity, you are not privations of a camp or a siege ; SeNsIBILITY your readers may possibly think the writer too required to attempt it. moulded the heart to mercy, restrained the much of a latitudinarian ; but for myself, I am

As I know you are a lover of virtue, I arm in fury of battle, and with angel voice confident that the interest of the young in re

doubt not but you will take all proper opporcalled on the victor to spare the vanquished ligious subjects, if it is grounded on rational unities, according to your

sphere in life, to In a great variety of scenes these two daugh- convictions, must be progressive ; and that promote and recommend it. And though it may ters of the skies were seen to embellish each the great object, is to induce them to take the virtuous, yet you will do a great service to the

not be in your power to make men completely other's charms, and to shine with more lustre first steps, in examination and reflection. I from an union of their celestial rays. SeNsI hope its insertion may be consistent with the

world, if you make them less vicious; which, BILITY moved the softer passions of the soul, object and character of your Spectator.

as God has blessed you with great abilities, awakened virtuous emotions, stirred up, the

PHILOPATER.

muy sometimes, perhaps, be in your power to feelings in the cause of innocence and goodness,

do: But the proper seasons for these things opened with throbbing hand the mysterious | MY DEAREST AND MOST BELOVED SON,

must be left to your own discretion. source of tears, and moulded the glittering drop As Providence is about to remove you to a And now, my dearest son, I commit you to

great distance from me, though, I hope, but the protection of the great and supreme. Pre

trisuring

VERSES,

BY MR. JAMES MONTGOMERY, ON THE DEATH OF THE REV.

THOMAS SPENCER, OF LIVERPOOL, WHO WAS DROWNED, waILE DATAING IN THE TIDE, ON THE 5th OF AUGUST, 1811, IN THE 21st YEAR OF HIS AGE,

server of men. May he grant you, and your Love's softest lustre wanton'd o'er her face,
honourable friend, a safe journey, and a safe Her limbs were form’d, her actions mov'd in grace,
and prosperous voyage. May he bring you Science and Taste adoru'd her festive court,
safe io the destined ground. May all your Musick and Joy and every 'wildering sport.
laudable enterprizes be crowned with success, Gay •laughs the morn’-the sullen night appears,
that you may live happily and comfortably, oft after transports comes the feast of tears ;
and may have it in your power to display that Joy strikes tlie viol-strains of rapture rise,
benevolence and generosity, which is so na-
tural to you, and which you have ever cultiva- The minstrel falls—the voice of musick dies.
ted according to your ability. And finally, Ah! why to pleasure should such pangs succeed,
may it please God, that I may be again blessed Why wast thou, Mary, doom'd so soon to bleedi
with the sight and most agreeable conversation “ How sweet and musically flows that lay,
of my dearest child, for whom I pray the best Which now in murmurs softly dies away;
of blessings, both temporal and eternal Colonna bending o'er her husband's bier,
happiness.

Breathes those sad numbers hallowed with ber tear,
Your most affectionate Father, &c.

With active zeal, with honest thirst of fame,

Hear Dacier vindicate her Homer's name. EARL OF CHATHAM'S ADVICE TO HIS SON. Hear Montague repel light Voltaire's rage,

It was the object of the Earl of Chatham, Who like a butcher mangled Shakspeare's page. in the education of his son, William Pitt, to Hear from the bosom of the pious Rowe qualify him for the honourable station he af. The tender strain and warm devotion flow. terwards occupied, and the arduous duties In Wulstonecraft's strong lines behold confest which he was called to perform. When at The fatal errors of the female breast. the University of Cambridge, he received a

Behold enforc'd in More's instructive page, letter from the Earl, with this advice.

Lessons of virtue for this careless age. “ Plunge deep into prose and the severer

Hear Seward weeping over Andre's grave; studies, and not indulge your genius with verse,

And call for Cook the spirit of the wave. for the present. Substitute Tully and Demosthenes in the place of Homer and Virgil; and To Smith's romances fairy scenes belong, arm yourself with all the variety of manner, co

And Pity loves her elegiack song.

Carter both Science and Invention own, piousness and beauty of diction, nobleness and magnificence of ideas of the Roman consul ; And Genius welcomes from her watchful throne, and render the powers of eloquence complete, On Barbauld's verse the circling muses smile, by the irresistible torrent of vehement argu. And hail her brightest songstress of the British isle.” mentation, the close and forcible reasoning, and the depth and fortitude of mind of the Grecian statesman. This I mean at leisure inter- STANZAS WRITTEN IN A HAUNTED vals, and to relieve the course of those studies,

ROOM. which you intend to make your principal ob- The occasion of these lines was as follows. ject."

There was, in Dublin, a house which the in

habitants deserted, as one of the rooms was POETRY.

reported to be haunted. NOLAN, a celebrated

Irish poet, undertook for a small bet, to spend FEMALE LITERARY TALENTS. the night in the dreaded apartment, providing

himself well with pistols, which he presumed FROM LINN'S POWEBS OF GENIUS.

would have the most powerful charni, over “ To man not only has kind Nature given

such visitors as he expected. By the noise, Genius which rolls her piercing eye on Heaven,

he had reason to suppose there were several Enchanting woman bears an equal claim,

sturdy ghosts, on the outside of the doors and To her unfold the golden doors of Fame.

walls ; but on his threatening to put a brace This truth, those names which we have past declare,

of balls through the first form that entered, he

was soon suffered to be quiet. At six, the Whom Fiction wafts transported thro' the air.

next morning, his companions found him fast - Where fall’n Palmyra moulders with the ground;

asleep, and the following lines on the table. And terror spreads its misty robe around, The great Zenobia held her powerful sway,

Ir from the cearments of the silent dead And with stern virtue bade her realms obey.

Our long departed friends could rise anew ; Iler mind unshaken all the world admire,

Why feel a horror or conceive a dread
And Pity weeping sees the queen expire.

To see again those friends which once we knew ?
-Hapless in Love, in Sorrow's moving strain,
Hlear Sappho mourn her unrequited pain.

Father of all ! thou garest not to our ken, - Cold-hearted youth, where wanders Phaon now !

To view beyond the ashes of the grave ; Ah! youth neglectful of thy former vow

'Tis not the idle tales of busy men -Behold thy maid on bleak Leucadia's brow

That can the mind appal. The truly brave, Bend o'er the waves which beat the rock below :

Seated on Reason's adamantine throne, Hear her to winds her injur'd love declare,

Can place the soul, and fears no ills unknown. See her wild trosses streaming in the air ;

O ! if the Ainty prison of the grave See ber rais'd hands, her blue uplifted eye,

Could loose its doors, and let the spirit flee, A suppliant pleading with the gods on high.

Why not return the wise, the just, the brave, ---Fly, cruel youth-haste Phaon, haste to save,

And set once more the pride of ages free? To snatch thy Sappho from the raging wave,

Why not restore a Socrates again!
-All aid is vain-ye rolling billows, cease !

Or give thec, Newton, as the first of men ?
She seeks with you the silent arms of peace.
-Hear bold Corinna strike her lyrick string,

In this lone room, where now I patient wait,
And beår young Pindar on her eagle wing.

To try if souls departed can appear, -Witho Lion port and with a nervous hand,

O! could a Burgh escape his prison gate, Eliza sway'd the sceptre of her land.

Or could I think Latouche's form was near, ---Nurs'd on the bosom of luxurious France,

Why fear to view the shades which long must be The queen of Scotland led the airy dance,

Sacred to freedom and to charity ?

Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters ; and thy footsteps are not knowi."

Psalm 77, verse 19.
Os earth, in ocean, sky, and air,
All that is excellent and fair,

Seen, felt or understood,
From one eternal cause descends,
To one eternal centre tends,
With God begins, continues, ends,

The source and stream of good.
Him through all nature I explore ;
Him in his creatures I adore,

Around, beneath, above:
But clearest in the human mind,
His bright resemblance when I find
Grandeur with purity combin'd,

I most admire and love.
Oh! there was one-on earth a while
He dwelt ; but transient as a smile

That turns into a tear,
His beauteous image pass'd us by;
He came like lightning from the sky,

As prompt to disappear.
Sweet in his undissembling mien
Were genius, candour, meekness, seen,

The lips that loved the truth;
The single eye, whose glance sublime
Look’e to eternity through time;
The soul whose liopes were wont to climb

Above the joys of youth.
Of oll*_-before the lamp grew dark,
Keposing near the sacred ark,

The child of Hannah's prayer
Heard, through the teniple's silent round,
A living voice; nor knew the sound
That thrice alarm'd him ere he found

The Lord who chose him there.
Thus early call'd, and strongly nor'd,
A propbet from a child approv'd,

Speycxr his course began;
From strength to strength, from grace to grace;
Swiftest and foremost in the race,
He carried victory in his face,

He triumph'd as he ran.
The loveliest star of evening's train
Sets early in the western main,

And leaves the world in night ;
The brightest star of morning's host,
Scarce risen, in brighter beams is lost :-
Thus sunk his form on ucean's coast,

Thus sprang his soul to light.
Revolving his mysterious lot,
I moum him, but I praise him not ;

To God the praise be given,
Who sent him like the radient bow,
His covenant of peace to show,
Athwart the passing storm to glow,

Then vanish into heaven.

•Samud, 3. ver. 3.

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POLITICAL,

under pretence of intolerable injuries-bank- when we cannot wish but for peace, for any rupt our nation, reduce thousands of our peace, the conditions are such that the great

citizens to ruin, and spread unknown distress sacrifices made by this country FALL PEACE!

among every class, rich and poor-lose and WHOLLY ON THE EASTERN ŠTATES. As it was beyond the power of language to spend some hundreds of millions of dollars in Citizens of New England, look at the Negotiaexpress, or of calculation to estimate the dis warm and many thousands of lives and then tion and your treaty ; you will find that the tresses and privations which our beloved quit as we began ! This is honourable is it? terms were rejected, modified, and changed, country was sustaining by this ruinous war, This was excellent policy! This the consum- until, at last, the price of peace was paid by so we are unable to describe the importance mate wisdom of Mr. Madison-this the patri- a retrenchment of our local privileges. The of the event which brings relief to our dis- otism, to display which, the government was ambitious, invidious, and to us fatal policy, tresses, and restores us once more to a state wrested from the hands of those who were which prompted the commencement of hostilof Peace with all the world. The joy in which guiding it in “ the full tide of successful ex- ities against England, marks every feature of we so sincerely participated, on the liberation periment”!! O Americans, how dearly have the peace. The Indians are left exposed to of Europe from the calamities of war, are you paid for the folly of your administration. be defrauded of their lands or driven from renewed and augmented ; for not only our They have squandered your blood and treas- them by the sword, that the extension of sympathics, but our personal feelings, are al- ure, plunged you into the most intolerable southern empire into the wilderness may selowed full scope, in the heart-felt congratula- privations, and bound to your necks a dead cure the permanent humiliation of the easttions which are now loud, sincere, and univer- weight of national debt, which few of you will ern Atlantick States. Virginia and Georgia sal. We rejoiced when the insolent oppreso live to see discharged, and yet you exult, as resolve that the country shall be involved in sor of Europe was humbled ; for it was a day well you may, that their contest is closed, war forever, before they will agree not to pur. of salvation to millions of sufferers, on the though by withdrawing every pretension for chase Indian lands. But the relinquishment Eastern continent ; and we could not but which they drew the sword.

of East India trade, and the valuable Fisheries consider it as a sure precursor to tbe destruc- We rejoice at the peace, though it is false, of Labrador, those profitable privileges of the tion of his fatal influence, over our western GROSSLY FALSE that it restores our country to Yankees-these may go, and it is a glorious hemisphere, which had involved United Amer- the siatus ante bellum. Great Britain con- peace, “ honourable” to its treacherons pro-. ica in his crimes, and the just judgments of cedes not an iota in principle, nor a farthing jector. It was not enough that our commerce

should be ruined that the revenue which is battle of Leipsick was directed by the benevo- lege. She obtains of us the sacrifice of no to pay for the war which ruined it, should lence of the Almighty, and opened a new, right; but we yield privileges of immelise val. principally arise from our industry, but we consolatory prospect to two worlds. We saw ue, of which we had the undisputed and un- must be abridged forever bereafter, of some of the dawn of our felicity in the discomfiture of disturbed enjoyment, when our government the most profitable sources of our hated the general foe of mankind, and we now enjoy declared war. The best and most profitable wealth. New Englandmen, do you now un. the inge, though welcome fruits of that awful of our fisheries ARE GONE. Our trade to her derstand tie var ? Great-Britain was set upand sublime conflict. Had Bonaparte kept East-India possessions is gone. Eastport and on your trade, and as long as that alone suffer-his foot upon the neck of prostrate Europe to the neighbouring islands are gone, or, what is es, the contest was prosecuted with all the this day, at this day we should have been still the same, to be left in her possession. These ardour of interminable hatred. But when the fast bound to his triumphal car, struggling to are the trophies of Mr. Madison's glorious war reaches Virginia, all claims and pretenour own utter ruin, to clinch his letters on contest. Such is the boon for which we have sions arc waved, and the privileges secured other nations and ourselves.

been oppressed, and half-beggared; for this, by Mr. Jay's treaty are taken from us. If we We rejoice at the peace-not that we expect blood has flowed on the borders of Canada, find ourselves too poor to meet the exactions to see our country restored to that prosperity and in the very metropolis of the Union. For prepared for us by the war, our masters will which it enjoyed, before it sold that prosperity this the national treasury owes a hundred mil purchase lands of the Indians; we may go to the demon of democracy. We know this lion dollars, which the fruits of our future and plant towns in Indiana, and our children cannot be. We can rejoice as the culprit, industry must be appropriate'l to discharge. confirm the political power of shose who have who, when marching to publick execution, We rejoice at the peace, though the dispute, ruived their fathers. Such are the bearings, learns that his sentence is commuted for the thus terminated, has shown Great Britain her of this war and this peacer state's-prison and hard labour for life. We strength and our weakness, in some important Bint, humbled as we are, as to our relațive waged a wickel, disgraceful war. We have respects, wherein both were before singularly sirvation, and checked as are our future prosmade a disgraceful peace ; and the strongest deceived. Until Jefferson and Madison made

pects, the most desirable of all probable events proof that our degradation was complete, is, the experiment, it was believed by our coun:

confirmed. Consternation and peril that such is the state of our nation, that a try, in general, that whenever we would em- are at an end ; industry, which has long lanpeace, marked only by concessions to the ene- barrass England and coerce her to make con- guished in despair, may now resume its activmy, is hailed with universal welcome, as com- cessions, we had but to interdict all commer- ity; enterprize, though it can bring no sudden paratively a blessing.

cial intercourse, and she must yield. This fortunes, as in our happier days, may secure a We rejoice at the peace--because we were mistake was scarcely less prevalent in Eng-competence. We shall be freed from the in- engaged in a bad cause, and have escaped land, than it was in the United States. Em- sults of those who offered :protection, only from its consequences, with no greater sacri- bargoes, nonimportation, nonintercourse, and to disturb our domestick tranquillity, and exfices than an unjustly assaulted and powerful at last war, have been tried and proved worse ercise a peily despotism over onr personal nation had a 'right to demand. Against the than vain. Great Britain and her colonies liberties. The Star of Peace" has returned ;. terms she has admitted, when our outset was have flourished through every successive at- it brightens our hemisphere, and we may go SO unwarrantable, perseverance in opposition tempt, while the recoil of our short-sighted on our way rejoicing. That deadly foreign would have made our bad cause worse, and efforts has brought us to the verge of ruin. influence, which chtrisl.ed ind invigorated originated just claims for greater sacrifices on Our importance was fictitious, and henceforth, the worst designs of the worst of men among our part, as indemnification, when at last every should our rights be assailed, we shall derive us is spent. The proud triumph of democraeffort would have been fruitlessly exhausted. no aid from this illusion ; we must calculate cy sinks into disgrace. It has entailed upon : It is said by the advocates of a war which on our physical energies alone.

us its effects, but it has given us a lesson, has empoverished and almost ruined our coun- We rejoice in the peace, such as it is, as the which we shall now more easily understand, , try, that the basis of the peace is the status alternative of a worse evil, though unbappily and shall remember forever. The whole naante bellum, and that this is HONOURABLE!! | it verifies the opinion we have ever maintained, tion now realize that Peace is a blessing; that A more impudent absurdity cannot be uttered. as to one grand object of the war. It first an unnecessary and unjust war cannot be waIts refutation is glaring in the very terms in destroyed the navigation and swept off the ged with impunity; and that, if we select unwhich it is conveyed.Attack a foreign power property of the New England states į and now, principled men to direct our publick cancer!'s,

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