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the matrons and oldest ladies present ; as if Blackwood made answer, that he thought the bows, fired single guns at her, to ascertain they could be pleased with his gallantries whole fleet seemed very clearly to understand whether she was yet within their range. As alone, and were alone worthy the wisdom of what they were about. These words were soon as Nelson perceived that their shot pashis remarks. This may be called a forward scarcely spoken before that signal was made, sed over him, he desired Blackwood, and Capyoung man. If you meet him in the streets, which will be remembered as long as the lan- tain Prowse, of the Sirius, to repair to their he would prefer you should walk over him, guage, or even the memory of England, shall respective frigates ; and, on their way, to tell rather than turn an inch out of his way ; and endure ;-Nelson's last signal :-“ England all the captains of the line of battle ships that if he is ever seen with an elderly gentleman, “ expects every man to do his duty !” It was he depended on their exertions ; and that, if he is always on the right hand side. He may received throughout the fleet with a shout of by the prescribed mode of attack they found it be known also by his easy manners at home. answering acclamation, made sublime by the impracticable to get into action immediately, Should you call in a social way; if he steps spirit which it breathed, and the feeling which they might adopt whatever they thought best
, up to you first, offers his hand, sits down, it expressed. “ Now,” said Lord Nelson, I provided it led them quickly and closely crosses bis leg, talks of the news &c., it is ea- I can do no more. We must trust to the alongside an enemy. As they were standing sy to judge, which is considered the most im- great Disposer of all events, and the justice on the front of the poop, Blackwood took him portant characier in the house, himself or his " of our cause. I thank God for this great by the hand, saying, he hoped soon to return father. Or, if he should happen to come in “ opportunity of doing my duty."
and find him in possession of twenty prizes. and scarcely notice you, throw himself into a He wore that day, as usual, his admiral's He replied : “ God bless you, Blackwood : I chair with a groan, announcing that he is far frock coat, bearing on the left breast four " shall never see you again.” tigued, that he has a pain in bis head, or that stars, of the different orders with wbich he Nelson's column was steered about tivo he is out of spirits, as information of great was invested. Ornaments, which rendered him points more to the north than Collingwood's, import to all present; it is no less a proof of so conspicuous a mark for the enemy, were in order to cut off the enemy's escape into his consequence, and the high consideration to beheld with ominous apprehensions by his offi- Cadiz: the lee line, therefore, was first enwhich he is entitled. Indeed you will sume- It was known that there were riflemen gaged. “ See," cried Nelson, pointing to the times see one of this description so forward, on board the French ships ; and it could not be Royal Sovereign, as she steered right for the that he will seem to have reached nearly the doubled but that his life would be particularly centre of the enemy's line, cut through it end of life before the risual time of maturity ; aimed at. They communicated their fears to astern of the Santa Anna, three decker, and having all the habits of an old man, and even each other ; and the surgeon, Mr. Beatty, engaged her at the muzzle of her guns on the apparently losing his memory, seeming to for- spoke to the chaplain, Dr. Scott, and to Mr. starboard side : “ see how that noble fellow, get every thing in the world, except himself. Scott, the publick secretary, desiring that “ Collingwood, carries his ship into action !”
There is one quality, however, which it is some person would entreat him to change his Collingwood, delighted at being first in the obvious would check if not totally obscure the dress, or cover the stars : but they knew that heat of the fire, and knowing the feelings of brilliancy of these characters of both sexes, if such a request would highly displease him. his commander and old friend, turned to his it were ever combined with their other traits ; " In honour I gained them," he had said when captain, and exclaimed : “ Rotherham, what and that is-modesty. But as no instance of such a thing haui been hinted to him formerly, would Nelson give to be here !" Both the kind has been known, it is needless to say
" and in honour I will die with them.” Mr. these brave officers, perhaps, at this moment any thing of this, or of the influence of its op- Beatty, however, would not have been deter. thought of Nelson with gratitude, for a cirposite quality, impudence. Enough has per- red by any fear of exciting his displeasure, cumstance which had occurred on the precedhaps been said to prove that these young fa- from speaking to him himself upon a subjeci, ing day. Admiral Collingwood, with some of vourites have a talent of rendering themselves in which the weal of England as well as the the captains, having gone on board the Viciosufficiently-conspicuous ; and that it is only life of Nelson was concerned, but he was or- ry, to receive instructions, Nelson inquired of when children are under some restraint of dered from the deck before he could find an him, where his captain was ? and was told, in modesty that parents have occasion to speak opportunity. This was a point upon which reply, that they were not upon good terms of their merits.
Nelson's officers knew that it was hopeless to with each other. “ Terms !” said Nelson ;
remonstrate or reason with him ; but both “ good terms with each other !” Immediately CLOSE OF LORD NELSON'S GLORI- Blackwood, and his own captain, Hardy, rep- he sent a boat for Captain Rotherham ; icd OUS LIFE.
resented to him how advantageous to the fleet him, as soon as he arrived, to Collingwood,
it would be for himn to keep out of action as and saying, “ Look ; yonder are the enemy ! Continued.
long as possible ; and he consented at last to 6 bade them shake hands like Englishmen." « BLACKWOOD went on board the Victory | let the Leviathan and the Temeraire, which
To be contioued. about six. He found him in good spirits, but were sailing abreast of the Victory, be ordervery calm ; not in that exhilaration which he ed to pass ahead. Yet even here the last in
POETRY had felt upon entering into battle at Aboukir firmity of this noble mind was indulged ; for and Copenhagen : he knew that his own life these ships could not pass ahead if the Victory would be particularly aimed at, and seems to continued to carry all her sail ; and so far was
SONNET TO AN OAK, have looked for death with almost as sure an Nelson from shortening sail, that it was eviexpectation as for victory. His whole atten. dent he took pleasure in pressing on, and rention was fixed upon the enemy. They tacked dering it impossible for them to obey his own
Thou who, unmoy'd hast heard the whirlwind chide 1o the northward, and formed their line on the orders. A long swell was setting into the full many a winter round thy craggy bed ; Jarboard tack ; thus bringing the shoals of bay of Cadiz : our ships, crowding all sail, And like an earth-born giant, hust outspread Trafalgar and St. Pedro under the lee of the moved majestically before it, with light winds 'Thy hundred arms and beaven's uwn bolts defied, British, and keeping the port of Cadiz open from the south-west. The sun shone on the for themselves. This was judiciously done : sails of the enemy; and their well formed Now liest along thy native mountain's side and Nelson, aware of all the advantages which line, with their numerous three deckers, made Uptornyet deem not that I come to shed it gave them,made signal to prepare to anchor.
an appearance which any other assailants The idle drops of pity o'er thy head, Villeneuve was a skilful seaman ; worthy would have thought formidable ; but the Or basely to insult thy blasted pride. of serving a better master, and a better cause. British sailors only admired the beauty and N-still 'tis thine, tho' fall'n, imperial Oak ! His plan of defence was as well conceived, and the splendour of the spectacle ; and, in full To teach this lesson to the wise and brave, as original
, as the plan of attack. He formed confidence of winning what they saw, remark. That 'tis much better overthrown and broke she fleet in a double line, every alternate shiped to each other, what a fine sight yonder in Freedom's cause to sink into the grave, being about a cable's length to windward of ships would make at Spithead !
Than in submission to a tyrant's yoke, her second ahead and astern. Nelson, certain The French admiral, from the Bucentaure, Like the vile reed to bow and be a slave. of a triumphant issue to the day, asked Black beheld the new manner in which his enemy
HUDDESTORD, wood what he should consider as a victory. was advancing, Nelson and Collingwood each That officer answered, that, considering the leading his line ; and, pointing them out to his handsome way in which battle was offered by officers, he is said to have exclaimed, that such
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR the enemy, their apparent determination for a conduct could not fail to be successful. Yet
JOHN PARK, fair trial of strength, and the situation of the Villeneuve had made his own dispositions with
BY MUNROE & FRANCIS, land, he thought it would be a glorious result the utmost skill, and the feets under his comif fourteen were captured. He replied : “ I mand waited for the attack with perfect cool
NO. 4 CORNHILL. * shall not be satisfied with less than twenty." ness. Ten minutes before twelve they opened
Price three dollars per annum, half in adrance. Soon afterwards he asked him if he did not their fire. Eight or nine of the ships immedi. Subscribers may be supplied with the preceding think there was a signal wanting. Captain ately ahoad of the Victory, and across her
BLOWN DOWS BY THE WIND.
DEVOTED TO POLITICKS AND BELLES LETTRES.
BOSTON, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1814.
FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.
ern Atlantick states, has thus far produced the on the man, and gire dignity to the magisforbearance which we have exbibited, we trate.
should infer the most deplorable presages as 2. Because he possesses a solid understandNO. IV. to our future destination.
ing, well exercised in the school of political
This hope, (if that is the cause of our pa- science. THE INTEGRITY OF THE UNITED STATES
jience) it must be confessed has little counte- 3. Because he was an early friend to our MUST BE PRESERVED.
nances from experience. It is a question national independence, and one of the most The writer of these speculations is aware whether the suffering, sustained at the south- active supporters of our republican form of that the utmost of human wisdom is necessary
; government. in directing the destinies of a great nation ;
such as to 4. and that it would be the height of arrogance promise us timely succour, or any permanent sistent in his political sentiments. In all the in a bumble individual, an obscure citizen of security to our rights. Suffering may con- vibrations of publick opinion, when it returns our republick, who cannot aspire to the char. vince them that the war must be abandoned to Mr. Strong, he is found where it left him. acter of a statesman, and who lives almost se
but will it produce a cordial respect to our in- 5. Because he was the friend of Washington cluded from the world, to dictate what course terests ? War is not the only mode, by which and his administration-the zealous advocate of must be pursued, to repel evils, which have the eastern section may be humbled, weaken. those measures which, during the twelve first grown out of a system of government planned ed, impoverished, and gradually desolated. years of our political career, raised our country by our greatest politicians. He is convinced Municipal regulations may succeed, as fatal to to the highest degree of happiness and prosthat the presen: crisis is not to be understood
us as war The hostility of Great Britain is perity. at a glance ; that our natural situation, our
not, at this moment, so distressing to us, as 6. Because he has never intrigued for ofhabits, our national character, and the prob. the effect of domestick embarrassments, crea- fice; nor when elected, employed his influence able course of events in Europe, will all ted by our own government. Such measures, to perpetuate his honours, but by serving the have a powerful influence on any scheme of as were adopted and prosecuted for several community, and mcriting the esteem and love policy, which can now be contemplated. These years before war was declared, may easily be of the virtuous. suggestions are therefore submitted, not obtru continued, though a peace relieve us from 7. Because he has always reprobated the ded as oracular : claiming no authority as party blockade. Who can say our southern rulers policy of adopting commercial restrictions as a opinion, and certainly without any reference to will change their policy? Who is satisfied
of offence against foreign nations ; what the federalists of this portion of the Uni- while our comfort, every thing dear to us, is has ever aided, as far as his constitutional ted States may or may not have in view. enjoyed by dispensation from Mr. Madison ? power would admit, to avert or remove those
Political power, as it respects the national In our present political situation, to be abso- causes of publick suffering, which have so government, has wholly departed from the lutely governed is our destiny-representation long been accumulating on the people of Maseastern states. The most perfect unanimity is henceforth a farce-the advantages of our sachusetis. among ourselves could give us but a few more s evolutionary struggle, with respect to us, are 8. Because, li. common with a majority of votes in Congress ; we could present no ob- over.
his fellow citizens in this Commonwealth, he stacle to the same majority, which is now bur- Here, let me again remind the reader, that considers the calamitous war, into which we rying us on to ruin, were every representative these remarks are offered without any refer- have been plunged, as both unjustifiable and from New England true to the interests of his ence to the party politicks of the day. I inexpedient ; and is sincerely desirous to have constituents. As long then as the numerical would look beyond the expedients, which the
peace restored. weight of votes controls our fate, there is no
present state of things may require, and invite 9. Because he appears perfectly disposed to “ vis medicatrix” in this portion of the politi- those who have leisure for reflection to pursue execute any measures, which the legislative cal body, that can restore our strength. We the probable course of events ; to examine body, the legitimate representatives of the must be at the mercy of the south ; if they their tendency,—and to conjecture their result, people, may authorize, with a view to put a command us to give up our commerce, we The jealousy which we have experienced period to our sufferings, and secure us in the must obey—if they load us with taxes for the from the politicians of the south, cannot be enjoyment of our unalienable rights. publick treasury and take the proceeds to enrich expected to subside. The foundation of this io. Because he nobly, dccidedly, and effectheir own citizens or corrupt ours,we must acqui- jealousy has been cautiously kept out of sight, tually interposed, in shielding the citizens of esce ; if they bring an enemy upon our fron- but it may be ascertained, by attending to cir- this state against unconstitutional requisition ; tier and our coasts, to waste our sinking prop- cumstances which ever have and ever will dis
and thus prevented them from being dragged erty and destroy our lives, we may murmur tinguish these two sections of the country ; to the frontiers of Canada, to suffer disgrace and petition, but we must endure. I ask any and by comparing these with the nature of or death in " a useless and hopeless invasion." citizen of New England, how he enjoys such a that policy, which has prevailed, ever since prospect as this? If, as in the case of the southern influence gained the ascendant. We OUR PUNISHMENT NOT COMPLETED. revolutionary war, the evil were theoretick, shall thus see wherefore their pride is wound
The people of the United States have suf. could he reconcile his mind to perpetual vas- ed—and why professions, which ostensibly fered immensely ; and to our disgrace, our salage-could he quietly see his prosperity bad in view our exclusive good, should end in sufferings are the fruits of our folly, not of inand happiness liable, at all times, to be sacri
so effectually ruinous. We shall evilable necessity. The dispensations of Provficed, by those to whom he delegates no pow- then be enabled to judge, what use will be idence generally produce obvious good from er, but who nevertheless have power to ruin made of political power, while they possess it, evil, noi miraculously, but by connecting ponhim at pleasure ? If the mere idea of such a as it may affect the interests and prosperity of ishment to vice, as consequence to cause. The state of dependence and hazard excite indig- the northern states ; and what means must be regeneration of Europe will undoubtedly give nation, I would ask whether New Englanders adopted, before we can ever enjoy again, un
or rather force peace upon the United States; are likely to bear forever a practical tyranny, molested, those blessings which we
but, as it will result from dire necessity- from at once rendering them slaves and miserable! gret. In pursuing these inquiries, we shall fear
, and want of power to continue war, not This may be our character: I will not say it endeavour to adopt no inferences that shall not
from the prevalence of either knowledge or is not. Poverty makes some communities fairly arise from well established facts, or the į virtue among the people, it is not necessary servile, timid, contemptible, and at last impo- obvious tendency of the buman passions. either to be a bigot or a hypochondriacal politent ; but it exasperates others to noble enter
tician, to foretel, that much misery is yet be-prise, to regenerating deeds. We are advan
A large portion of our fellow eitizens cing to the trial of our moral constitution ;
Reasons for supporting. Caleb Strong at yet hug their errours. They are distracted we are indeed deep in the experiment ; and the approaching election.
with base and violent passions. They are yet were it not to be presumed that hope, a hope 1. Because he has ever susta ed a oral attached to those, who cannot exist but by the anticipating favourable changes in the south. I and religious character, which reflect honour operation of those passions. To expeci, ttal
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our republick can be prosperous or happy, LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS. ment, beauty, synimetry, and proportion of the while the instruments of rage, violence, hý.
buman body, was employed by the Greeks ; pocrisy, ambition, and corruption are selected
and it was this which rendered them a model to conduct our publick concerns, is absurd. ON ANCIENT SCULPTURE. of imitation for those who seek nature in her We love our tormentors ; when the pretext
most graceful and most noble forms. for foreign war is abandoned, they will find
The games of Greece were a perpetual oh.
Painters and Sculptors studied their arts in ample scope in domestick tyranny, and they
the gymnasia or publick squares, where the will be supported in it, until consummate suf ject of emulation, which excited the youth to fering cure the profligacy of popular opinion. cultivate bodily exercises. The laws obliged youth, divested of every habiliment, performed
their athletick exercises. those who pretended to dispute the prize, at
Here assembled these solemn games, to prepare themselves for both philosophers and artists. Here Socrates
caine to instruct Charmides, Antonicus, and GENERAL REGISTER. that purpose, during the space of ten months, and that too, at Elis, where the games were
Lysis ; and Phidias, to contemplate these ani. BOSTON, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1817. celebrated. The principal prizes were not al- mated models of the beautiful, the graceful, ways won by those, who had arrived to man.
and the sublime. We may well imagine the hood, We see by the Oles of Pindar, that contrast between the case, the expression, and FOREIGN. A new and interesting scene
some of the conquerors were yet in the spring the truth, of these figures, and the constrained has opened on the continent of Europe. The of life. The highest ambition of their youth attitudes of those venal and ignoble models, to victorious allies, having pursued their invader was to equal the divine Diagoras.
which our academies, both in painting and to the Rhine, there paused and offered hira a peace, on such terms as should secure the suit of the deer ; with what velocity and free
Observe the light and active Indian, in pur- sculpture, must have recourse.
li is mind alone that can give the body general tranquillity. After some deliberation, dom the animal spirits flow in his tense and
character and expression. These cannot thereit was returned, with modifications, and the elastick nerves !--what flexibility of muscle ! / fore be found in an attitude not determined Emperour's assent. On this evasive proceed-what pliancy of movement--what" vigour of by sentiment. The painter, who would give ing the allies, without further ceremony, body! It is thus Homer has described to us
this character to his compositions, will strive crossed the Rhine, the 25th of December, and his heroes ; and it is principally by his swift- in vain, if he has not, before his eyes, the liv. entered France at three different points, with a force of 200,000 men, (determined, we pre- Achilles. ness of foot and agility, that he characterizes ing image of what he would express. The
most lively and best disciplined imagination, sume, to dethrore the Despot.]
It was by such exercises that the body ac
will never supply the place of the reality. On this recommencement of the campaign, quired that masculine and elegant contour,
It follows, from the remarks I have made, the following is given as the state and situa- which the Greek artists have given to their
not only that Greece furnished the most beau. tion of the French forces, as reported. sta:ues, in which there is no attempt at unes
tiful models for the perfection of painting and Duke of Tarente, (M’Donald) it was said, 'sential grace. The young Spartans were com
sculpture, but that the artists too, found in the had gone to Holland with 40,000 men. Duke pelled to appear, every ten days, before the
manners of the Grecians, and in the nature of of Ragusa (Marmont) was at Mayence with Ephori, who prescribed the most rigorous reg.
their publick institutions, the best means of 30,000. Marshal St. Cyr, capitulated at Dres- imen in diet to those who appeared inclined to deriving from these models
, the utmosteinden with 15,000. Prince Eckmuhl, cut off by an excess of corpulence, equally incompatible struction possible ; and that they enjoyed a the Swedes in the environs of Hamburgh,force with the beauty of proportion, and physical constant opportunity of profiting by these ad30,000. Count Bertrand at Cassel with 30,000
vantages, as their exhibitions, games and festipower. men. Duke of Belluno (Victor) at Strats
The Greeks cautiously avoided every thing vals were without number. burgh with 30,000 men.-- -Reserve army, that could have a tendency to derange the feasaid to be forming : Under the Duke of Valo tures of the countenance, or the proportion of Dr. Johnson's opinion of Musical “Execution." my, at Metz, 10,000. Gen. Rapp at Dantzic the body. Alcibiades would never learn
Dr. Johnson was observed, by a musical 15,000. Marshal D'Albafure (Souchet) head- play the fute, as it produced an effect on the
friend of his, to be extremely inattentive at a quarters at Barcelona, 35,000. Duke of Dal-e natural conformation of the mouth ; and his
concert, whilst a celebrated solo player was matia (Soult) head quarters at Bayonne, 65,000 example was imitated by all the young Athe- running up the divisions and subdivisions of men and daily receiving reinforcements. The nians.
notes, upon his violin. His friend, to induce Viceroy of Italy, (Prince Eugene) at Verona, The costume of the Grecians was calculated
him to take greater notice of what was going with 50,000 men. The King of Naples said to leave nature at perfect liberty to give the
on, told how extremely difficult it was. to be coming from Naples with 30,000 men. body its just proportions. The regular de
“ Difficult, do you call it, Sir," replied the 30,000 men at Sedan.
velopement of each part was never molested Doctor ; " I wish it were impossible." Of these, it is already known that the allies by those ill judged impediments, which, in have disposed of the divisions commanded by modern times, effect a degree of deformity: miles distant from the city of Terni, in Italy,
A singular mode of Ventilation. At a few the Prince of Eckmuhl, (Davoust) St. Cyr, Our fashionable inventions, which torture the and General Rapp.
female figure, were unknown to the ladies of famous for having been the birth place of the Prussian and Dutch troops took Breda in Greece.
historian Tacitus, stands mount Oe!us, from Holland, on the 10th December. A part of
the cavities of which, in summer, issues a
It is well known, likewise, that the Grecians the combined force had passed through Swit- were ever solicitous to improve the natural strong, cooling wind. The inhabitants of a zerland, towards Italy. beauty of their children ; and the government
small town, called Ceci, in that vicinity, convey Lord Wellington's army remains near Bay- proposed rewards to encouragc parents in
this refrigerating air, by pipes, into their onne. . An, article, dated London, Dec. 31, these commendable attentions. So far had they houses, in the same manner as we usually constates that they are sickly, owing to the effluvia perfected this art, as to seek even to change
vey water. of the marshes.
blue eyes to black. Crowns were awarded, in The French papers mention the engage- the Peloponnesus, to beauty, which were sus
VANDERKEMP, a respectable Dutch misment, before Bayonne on the 12th and 13th pended in honour of the successful candidate, sionary, says that the Thunder-storms in Cafof December, some time since reported. They in the temple of Minerva.
fraria, which are more frequent and tremenestimate the English and Portuguese loss at from 8 to 10,000; but say nothing of their own. elago are distinguished by the native grace diffusing a dazzling light, which confuses the
Even to this day, the islands of the Archip. dous than in Europe, exhibit this remarkable
appearance. The flash of lightning, instead of The above particulars were received by the and beauty of their inhabitants. There the Criterion, arrived at New York, from La women still preserve, particularly in Scios,
eye and disappears in a moment, consists of a Teste, with Paris dates to Jan 14th, Bordeaux those peculiar charms of complexion and fig. from the clouds, or from the earth, by the
stream of distinct sparks, drawn by the earth to the 19th, and London to December 31st. ure, which afford strong evidence of the suThe Amethyst and Arethusa, two French periour beauty of their ancestors.
clouds, or from one cloud by another. This frigates, have arrived at Barbadoes, captured Those cruel maladies, which destroy the
stream is commonly double or triple, and by an English 74 and frigate. regularity of the features, the freshness of the
sometimes lasts two seconds and a half. DOMESTICK. General Election took place tint, the beautiful proportions of the body,
CONSTANTINOPLE. in Newhampshire,on Tuesday-result unknown.
" A curse seems to have were unknown in Greece. It does not apCongress have agreed to rise on the 11th of pear, either by tradition, or their authors, that lain upon Constantinople since its foundation. April. The blanks in the bill of appropriations either Small-pox or Rickets were ever expe
Villains and fools, in miserable succession, for the army, 1814, are filled with sums rienced in that country.
have tyrannized there, from the cruel hypo
crite its founder', down to the stupid scourges amounting to 24,302,906 dollars-for the Na- In a worri, all that art could contribute to vy, to 6,892,978. In all above 3! millions.
preserve and augment the health develope who are daily destroving the monuments of its
FOR THE BOSTOX SPECTATOR.
power. Athens, Rome, Paris and London, The very youths scem to possess an intuitive | they stood still, and began the lesser stanza, have all had their periods of enormity, but sense of harmony, and, even while they are yet to which they gave the name of epodi. The this city has never been the seat of virtue, or unable to manage their instruments, they imi- strophe, say they, imitates the motion of the science, or glory. It presents to us only the tate the notes with which their nurses inspire higher sphere. The antistrophe denotes that spectacle of perverted power, with the most somnolency.
of the planets, and the epodi represents the monstrous, and barbarous learning, even more The style of musical composition here is al repose of the earth.-Preposterous ! the mumischievous than the beastly ignorance which together original. It bears no analogy to that sick of the singing dancers, and the composi. has succeeded it. The misanthropist who of the Italians, which at best is but a combina- tions they recite, bear no more resemblance would wish to inspire others with his own tion of unmeaning soft sounds. It is as widely to our chaunts and our harmonies, than the uncontempt and abhorrence of mankind, the athe- different from the Chinese musick, as it is meaning circles they describe are like those ist who would persuade us to disbelieve the ex- from our own. It combines the tenderness of of the spheres which they pretend to imitate. istence of God, because of the depravity of the Welch with the martial spirit of the Adieu. man,* should write the history of Constantino-Scotch, and possesses a power of inspiration I send you two storms, a siege, and a battle ; ple."
peculiar to itself. The most celebrated coin the words of the first, beginning, “ gently o'er • Are not these people as miserable as vicious ? positions contain an endless variety of notes, the sea's soft bosom,” were written by a lady
and require what the learned in the science of
their contrivance seems to consist in refecting CLOSE OF LORD NELSON'S GLORIFrom Pfsi-foang to Leinwha, Professor of Mo- the notes so ingeniously onc against the other,
OUS LIFE. rality in the city.of Latinguin on the borders that the second sounds like the echo of the
Concluded. of Babylon
first, beside the tone of itself; which has oc-
" The enemy continued to fire a gun at a
time at the Victory, till they saw that a shot I ONCE thought it impossible for me ever to sick. It is said by a writer on harmony, that have acquired a fondness for musick. You in all true performances, especially in those
had passed through her main-top-gallant-sail ; well remember, that, so dull was I in compre- representing battles, sieges, and night-pieces, chiedy at her rigging, in the hope of disabling
then they opened their broadsides, aiming hending the principles of this delightful sci- the “ bass” should seem to take alarm first, her before she could close with them. Nelence, you persuaded me to relinquish' the and run up toward the “ treble" for protection, study of it. Since my arrival here, I have re- while the timid “ treble" should seem to catch
son, as usual, had hoisted several flags, lest
one should be shot away. newed my application, and you would be sur- the agitation, and hastily fly down to the pow
The enemy showed
no colours till late in the action, when they beprised to find the proficiency I have made. erful “ bass," and during the heat of action There is not so much merit in this, however, they should alternately run backward and for.
gan to feel the necessity of having them to
strike. For this reason, the Santissima Trinas you may at first imagine, for they are all ward, apparently calling upon each other. In musiciarts here ; he who cannot speak upon a composition of moderate length the simple call her, was distinguishable only by her four
idad, Nelson's old acquaintance, as he used to the quaver or the semidemiquaver, inay as sounds are incalculable, and tley receive addiwel shut hinself up at home and never come tional force from the manner in which they ordered the Victory to be steered. Mean-time
decks ; and to the bow of this opponent he into society. The Amerithenians possess a are performed ; for if it be upon an instru
an incessant raking fire was kept upon the most delicate and refined taste for musick. It ment with strings and keys, the players must is one of the cardinal parts of education with sing at the same time, and so accommodate Victory. The admiral's secretary was one of
the first who fell : he was killed by a cannon them; and they are unquestionably the first the voice to the sound, produced from the performers on wiird instruments. Their na- strings, that neither of them shall be disținctly Adair, of the marines, with the help of a sail
shot, while conversing with Hardy Captain tional ditties, which are short poems, written in perceived while the fingers and arms are lo
or, endeavoured to remove the body from Nelthe purest and most animated style, are sung be so rapidly exercised, that the eyes of the in the streets by the citizens and peasants : no hearer are as much delighted as his ears.
son's sight, who had a great regard for Mr. It
Scott ; but he anxiously asked : “ Js that poor one can hear them, without feeling very sensi- was undeniably an errour in the eastern nations bly affected. . Whenever I chance too meet to place the excellence of musick in its sim
Scott that's gone ?” and being informed that it with any of those singers, there is something plicity and conformity to nature. The very Presently a double-headed shot struck a party
was indeed so, exclaimed : “ Poor fellow !" m their tone and manner, which always makes intention of musick is to excel nature by art. me wish to be in my native country ; for they The ancients possessed less skill and ingenui- of marines, who were drawn up on the poop, are ever full of the praise of home and their ty, than the younger nations, in managing both
and killed eight of them : upon which Nelown land. They recite the deeds of their an- their wind and stringed instruments.
son immediately desired Captain Adair to discestors, and threaten annihilation to their ene- Our legends, our inonuments, and our coins, perse his men round the ship, that they might
not suffer so much from being together. A mies, which is always professed with the ut- prove the city. of Latinguin to be the most an
few minutes afterwards a shot struck the fore most enthusiasm. These popular ballads are tient in all the East. That we were a colony brace bits on the quarter deck, and passed bestrongly indicative of national character, and settleri by Apollo and other gods, you well are well calculated to prolong the fame of know; and until they became jealous of our
tween Nelson and Hardy, a splinter from the their heroes, and to inspire the people with happiness, and descended in such throngs as to
bit tearing off Hardy's buckle and bruising his military emulation. I have often been witness crowd us out of our houses and our homes, they each other, each supposing the other to be
foot. Both stopped, and looked anxiously at to their influence, when I have stopped to lis had not created another spot of earth for our
wounded. Nelson then smiled, and said : ten to them in the publick ways, or after their migration. As all arts and sciences therefore
“ This is too warm work, Hardy, to last long." feasting on great and solemn occasions. At must have originated with us, it is curious to certain parts of the performance, declaratory observe the different mutilations they have
The Victory had not yet returned a single of their resolution and firmness in war, their undergone by different nations. The Egyp-killed or wounded, and her main-top-mast,
gun : fifty of her men had been by this time mildness and wisdom in peace, or expressive tians have been called our most successful im
with all her studding sails and their booms, of their fame and enjoyments ; the audience itators, but how widely do they differ from us can no longer contain their approbation. But, in almost every thing! I have thought the battles, he had seen nothing which surpassed
shot away. Nelson declared, that, in all his throwing their hats into the air, jumping up, Chinese superiour to the Egyptians ; the man. or stamping with their feet; they all join the ner in which they urge their claim to antiquity At four minutes after twelve sine opened her
the cool courage of his crew on this occasion. singer in the most exalted strain. 'I have is certainly very ingenious. It is said by igno-fire froin both sides of her deck. It was not heard an assembly of five thousand citizens rant historians, that the Grecians have produs possible to break the enemy's line without passionately chanting, in this inanner, part of ced the finest odes. their favourite Pæan.
ours ! In their odes they formed two lar- running on board one of their ships : Hardy ger stanzas, and one less. The first they would prefer. Nelson replied : “ Take your
informed him of this, and asked which he “We're so brave, independent, and valorous too,
named a strophe ; singing it, and dancing it at And so free, that we scarcely can tell what to do. the same time. The second they called the The master was then ordered to put the helm
“ choice, Hardy, it does not signify nwch." We are no more afraid of the world than a feather, We'll fight Europe, Asia, and Afric together.
antistrophe, in which they still continued to We're all so enlighten'd. sing and dance. In the strophe they danced doutable, just as her iiller ropes were shot
to port, and the Victory ran on board the ReWe're not to be frightend ;
one way, aival in the antistrophe they danced qur shafts are all dipt and our bowstrings are tighten'd, another. When they had arrived at the place broadside ; then instantly let down her lower
away. The French ship received her with a Por ne'er shall fire burn where there's water to quench from which they sat out, or were so breathless,
it, While the hammer that drives a nail ever can clench it.
deck ports, for fear of being boardce through I suppose with singing and dancing at the
them, and never afterwards fired a great sun Sing tot de rol, foi de rol, fiddle de de."
same time, that they were obliged to pause ; | during the action. Her tops, like one of all
" I am a
the enemy's ships, were filled withi ritiemen. was in great pain, and expressed much anxiety and kissed his cheek; and Nelson said, “ Now Nelson never placed musketry in his tops ; he for the event of the action, which now began “ I am satisfied. Thank God I have done my had a strong dislike to the practice ; not mere. to declare itself. As often as a ship struck, u duty.” Hardy stood over him in sidence for ly because it endangers setting fire to the the crew of the Victory hurraed; and at every a moment or two; then knelt again, and kissed sails, but also because it is a murderous sort of hurra, a visible expression of joy gleamed in his forehead. " Who is that ?" said Nelson ; warfare, by which individuals may suffer, and a the eyes, and marked the countenance, of the and being informed, he replied, “ God bless commander, now and then, be picked off, but dying hero. But he became impatient to see you, Hardy." And Hardy then left him, which never can decide the face of a general Captain Hardy ; and as that officer, though forever. engagement.
often sent for, could not leave the deck, Nel. Nelson now desired to be turned upon his Captain Harvey, in the Temeraire, fell on son feared that some fatal cause prevented right side, and said : " I wish I had not left board the Redoutable Redoutable on the other side. him, and repeatedly cried :
« Will no
“ the deck ; for I shall soon be gone.” Death Another enemy was in like manner on board “ bring Hardy to me? He must be killed ! was, indeed, rapidly approaching. He said to the Temeraire : so that these four ships form- “ He is surely dead !"-An hour and ten min. the chaplain : “ Doctor, I have not been a ed as compact a tier as if they had been moor- utes elapsed, from the time when Nelson re- “ great sinner :” and, after a short pause, ed together, their heads lying all the same ceived his wound, before Hardy could come to “ Remember that I leave Lady Hamilton, and way. The lieutenants of the Victory, seeing him. They shook hands in silence ; Hardy in 66 my daughter Horatia, as a legacy to my this, depressed their guns of the middle and vain struggling to suppress the feelings of that 6 country.” His articulation now became dif. lower decks, and fired with a diminished most painful, and yet sublimest moment. ficult ; but he was distinctly heard to say, charge, lest the shot should pass through, and “ Well, Hardy,” said Nelson, " how goes the “ Thank God, I have done my duty !" These injure the Temeraire. And because there was 6 day with us?"-Very well,” replied Har- words he had repeatedly pronounced ; and danger that the Redoutable might take fire dy ; “ ten ships have struck, but five of their they were the last words which he uttered, from the lower-deck guns, the muzzles of “ van have tacked, and show an intention of He expired at thirty minutes after four, which touched her side when they were run “ bearing down upon the Victory. I have three hours and a quarter after he had receir. ou: ; the fireman of each gun stood ready with “ called two or three of our fresh ships round,
ed his wound.” a bucket of water ; which, as soon as the gun 6 and have no doubt of giving them a drub. was discharged, he dashed into the hole made u bing."-" I hope,” said Nelson, « none of
POETRY. by the shot. An incessant fire was kept up 6 our ships have struck ?” Hardy answered, from the Victory from both sides ; her Jar- " There was no fear of that.” Then, and not board guys playing upon the Bucentaure and till then, Nelson spoke of himself.
REMONSTRANCE TO WINTER.. the huge Santissima Trinidad.
« dead man, Hardy," said he : “I am going It had been part of Nelson's prayer, that the «« fast :-it will be all over with me soon.
AH! why, unfeeling Winter, why British fleet might be distinguished by human- 16 Come nearer to me. Let my dear Lady
Still flags thy torpid wing ! ity in the victory which he expected. Setting “ Hamilton have my hair, and all other things Fly, melancholy season, flyan example himself, he twice gave orders to “ belonging to me." Hardy observed, that he And yield the year to Spring. cease firing upon the Redoubtale, supposing hoped Mr. Beatty could yet hold out some that she had struck, because her great guns
« Oh no !” he replied :
cherubim of love; prospect of life. were silent ; for, as she carried no flag, there is is impossible. My back is shot through.
An exile in disgrace,was no means of instantly ascertaining the “ Beatty will tell you so." Capt. Hardy then,
Flits o'er the scene like Noah's dove, fact. From this ship, which he had thus twice once more, shook hands with him ; and with a Nor finds a resting place. spared, he received his death. A ball fired heart almost bursuing, hastened upon deck. When on the mountain's azure peak, from her mizen-top, which, in the then situa- By this time all feeling below the breast
Alights her fairy form, tion of the two vessels, was not more than fif. was gone ; and Nelson, having made the sur.
Cold blow the winds,-and dark and bleak, teen yards from that part of the deck where he geon ascertain this, said to him : “ You know
Around her rolls the storm.
And drives her, weeping, thence.
She seeks the brook--the faithless ok, o last, Hardy,” said he. “I hope not !” cried o longer too !” And after a few minutes, in the
Orher unmindful grown, llardy. “ Yes,” he replied ; « my back bone same under tone, he added : “ What wculd Feels the chill magick of thy look, * is shot through." Yet even now, not for a “ become of poor lady Hamilton, if she knew And lingers into stone. moment losing his presence of mind, be ob- “ my situation !" Next to his country, she served, as they were carrying him down the occupied his thoughts. Captain Hardy, some
She wooes her embryo flowers, in vain, ladder, that the tiller ropes, which had been fifty minutes after he had left the cockpit, re
To rear their infant heads ; shot away, were not yet replaced, and ordered turned ; and again taking the hand of his dy. Deaf to her voice, her flowers remain that new ones shouid be rove immediately :- ing friend and commander, congratulated him
Enchanted in their beds. then, that he might not be seen by the crew, on having gained a complete victory. How
In vain she bids the trees expand he took out his handkerchief, and covered his many of the enemy were taken he did not face and his stars. Had he but concealed these know, as it was impossible to perceive them
Their green, luxuriant charms;
Bare in the wilderness they stand, badges of honour from the enemy, England, distinctly :-—but fourteer or fifteen at least. perhaps, would not have had cause to receive “ That's well,” cried Nelson ; “ but I bar.
And stretch their withering arma with sorrow the news of the battle of Trafalgar. “ gained for twenty.” And then, in a strong- Her favourite birds, in feeble notes,
The cockpit was crowded with wounded er voice, he said : “ Anchor, Hardy; anchor." Lament thy long delay ; and dying men ; over whose bodies he was Hardy, upon this, hinted that Admiral Col
And strain their little stammering throats with some difficulty conveyed, and laid upon a lingwood would take upon himself the direc
To charm thy rage away. pallet in the midshipmen's birth. It was soon tion of affairs. « Not while I live, Hardy !" perceived, upon examination, that the wound said the dying Nelson, ineffectually endeavour. Ah! why, usurping Winter, why was mortal. This, however, was concealed ing to raise himself from the bed : “ Do you Still flags thy frozen wing? from all, except Captain Hardy, the chaplain, | anchor.” His previous order for preparing to Fly, unrelenting tyrant, flyand the medical attendants. He himself being anchor had shown how clearly be foresaw the
And yield the year to Spring! certain, from the sensation in his back, and the necessity of this. Presently, calling Hardy gush of blood which he felt momently wishin back, he said to him, in a low voice, “ Don't
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BY MUNROE & FRANCIS, useful ; " For,” said he, “ you can do nothing Then, reverring to private feelings : “ Take
No, 4 CORNHILL. " for me.”—All that could be done was to fan “ care of my dear Lady Hamilton, Hardy :
Price three dollars per annum, half in advance. him with paper, and frequently to give him “ take care of poor Lady Hamilton.”-“ Kiss demonade, to alleviate his intense thirst. He“ me Hardy," said he. Hardy knelt down,
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