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or of men, a monopoly of that amiableness, Telling the mountain many a tedious tale,

The lucid truths she from his lips receiv'd ; which is the best fruit of the best religious And bidding brooks and rills his woes bewail, The deeds of valour that his arm atchiev'd ; principles. Till Repetition wearied with the call,

His life--bis labours to bis country giv'n, I never read a description of travels more Had she three ears, would surely stop them all. That country's love-and leave the rest to Heaven. 280 fascinating, than the work of Chateaubriand.

Yet though Columbia boasts no bard sublime, There too, full many a constellated star, What is the charm, by which this author con

That shone in peace, or shook its hair in war, Stantly holds the mind in a state of perfect Whose raptur'd sang can charm the fight of time; No native painter, whose embalming hand

Shines on, and bright, in these tempestuous times complacency? He is a man of learning, and Has shewn the eventful history of her land ;

Shews all the “ darkness visible" of crimes ; taste ; so are many writers of travels, whom

210 Points, like Ithuriel's all-detecting spear, he far surpasses in the pleasing interest he in- | Though here no sculptor bids the quarry wake, spires. It is because this benevolence of dis- Her heroes triumph, or her statesmen speak :

And speaks in eloquence the deaf can hear. position is displayed in his whole character. What then ? our sail explores each distant zone,

These chain his sense—and as the tear-drops start, Though he is not blind to vice or even foi- And India's choicest treasures are our own.

And all his country rushes on his hearts bles, he is always ready to discover, acknowl. Italia brings her paintings, coins, and clays,

When Memory lights him back again to years edge, and respect what is commendable ; and Her antique medals, and her rouodelays.

Where VIRTUE Was—and now its ghost appears- 290 he found, as I believe would any man of the France gives her fashions--those of France best suit,

So strong the variance 'twist the times that were, same happy temper, that human nature was For France bas got the measure of her foot.

The times that should be, and the times that are, no where so debased as to afford him no gratiSpain can at least much useful patience teach ;

His doubting heart will sooner far believe fication.. And, from experience, Switzerland can preach.

What Fancy figur’d, than what Truth shall give.The indulgence of this disposition is as faGermania too a moral tale could tell,

Then will be view our bark, now tempest-tost,

220 vourable to the happiness of the established

With shatter'd masts, torn sails, and tackle lost, resident in society, as to the traveller. It gives

And many a neighbouring land the chorus swell.
the capacity, at once, of receiving and com-
These are to us but tributary powers,

Wreck'd by unskilful pilots amid seas
And all their wealth concentrates on our shores.

More fatal than the shining Cyclades ;
municating pleasure, in our intercourse with
the world. To be pleased is generally to But wealth can here a brighter charm receive,

And think how once, the noblest of the flood, please. That inind which perpetually cher- And we to wit another form can give,

Strong in red cedar and live oak we stood;"- 300 ishes discontent, or lives in detraction, is cer- In green and red the Grecian bards appear,

When, glory-crown'd, our Genius hail'd the day, tainly miserable ; and who derives satisfaction And Rome's proud train a golden livery wear ;

And not a cloud obscur'd its morning ray ; from such a companion ? Sympathy itself, in Shakspeare, who once filld ocean, earth, and skies,

When round her danc'd the star-descending throng, such a case, is but a source of augmented Hot-press'd, has dwindled to a “pocket size ;"

Hope sweetly sang, and Reason join'd the song. wretchedness. And mighty Milton, like a fop array'd,

Delusive scenes ! no longer what ye seem,

230 Devoted as we all are to the pursuit of our with modest Cowper, join the masquerade ;

I wake, and lo!-ye vanish like a dream. own felicity, it is surprising that a condition so essential to our success as good nature-a beWhile some dull scribbler, with himself impress'd,

Loos'd from the shackles of EncHANTMENT's spell, And charlitanian caustick richly dress’d,

Thou fairy-land of Fancy, fare thee well. nevolent state of mind, is not universally ascer. tained to be the most direct path. The world With Sappho's satellites, eclipse the rest.

Vain were the patriot's wish, the poet's prayer, Yet when the hot-press’d, wire-wove work is done,

The soldier's valour, or the statesman's care ; 310 has its evils-its inevitable evils ; but to an amiably constituted mind, there can scarcely be And through a fifth, ere first edition gone,

For what can wishes, or can prayers avail, imagined a situation, which may not yield in- So neat the type, so fair the plates unrol,

When the loud thunders from the rostrum fail, numerable sources of delight. Human nature Plagarius' scarcely knows the work he stole.

And FOLLT, Vice, and IGNORANCE prevail. is imperfect ; the most unblemished are not

Thy foes, O Science, have at length prevail'd ; free from defects ; but a being possessed of no

Thy sons, like pagods, are enshrin'd and veil'd ; 240 qualities, which we may justly admire and

With splendid homage, paid by pomp and pride, contemplate with satisfaction, is a monster sel

LOVE'S CLIMAX. com found in society.

They load with gold the me rit they would hide.
No temperate mein their haughty triumph knows ; INSPIR'D by Beauty only, love may seek
So high the bibliothick tribute grows,

To hold the heart in feeble chains, a week.
That Livy's ransom such a sum would cost,

Good Nature weaves the mystick love-knot stronger,
POETRY.
E'en rescued Livy would be worse than lost.

And holds the heart in willing bondage longer.

Discreet Good Sense a higher power can prove,
O my fair country !-thou hast cheated truth ;
Like some fond maid, enamour'd of her youth,

And fix a cool, respectful, lasting love.
TASTE. A Poem.
Proud of the claim, that on thy face appears,

But constant, mild Affection binds the chain
Concluded.
Thy best excuse has been tby tender years.

Soft as heav'n's mercy, lasting as its reign.
250

AMINTORY THE mighty strain, so high in Greece began,

But thou hast been at "seventy-five" so long, Which through Italia's genial mountains ran,

That “ seventy-five” is now an idle song.
Which gave new sweetness to her orange vales,

No more in this thy foes a pardon find
And softer charms to Asia's peffum'd gales ;
For uncouth manners, and a vacant mind;

A FRAGMENT
Whose echoes swell with such a native force 180 For cold neglect ; for miserly delay

FROM MISS M. R. MITFORD's “ BLANCH." In Albion's iske, that Albion seems the source ;

In slighting powers thy genius might display.
Lost in the wide Atlantick's endless roar,
And though thy guardian leaves thee to thy fate,

If in this world of breathing harm
Have not yet reach'd Columbia's distant shore :
Less fond of thee, than fond of thy estate ;

There lurk one universal charm,
And in her groves, that might invite the muse,
Who sees unmov'd thy predatory foes

One power, which to no clime confin'd ller groves and lawns, that Fancy's self would choose ; Insult thy commerce, and thy rights oppose ? 260

Sways either sex and every mind ;
Behold !-- with brows in bay and laurel furld,
May heaven preserve thee from unhallow'd art,

Which cheers the monarch on his throne i
The new-born Classicks of the Western world,
And syren songs, that would seduce thy heart ;

The slave beneath the torrid zone ;
Freedom the phalanx of their pens enjoys,
From wily arms, that seem out-stretch'd to save,

The soldier rough ; the letter'd sage,
Freedom their tongues, their heads, and hands employs.
Yet come to rob, to murder, and enslave.

And careless youth, and helpless age ;

And all that live, and breathe and move ; Bound by no system-by no school's decree, 190 But though no wand'ring trav'ler e'er shall see

Tis the PURE KISS OF INTANT LOVE!
'They write for Freedom, and she makes them free. Revers'd thy star-seal'd charter to be free ;
Yet when, by SCIENCE or by Fancy led,

Yet when some native son, with patriot fire,
To roye the upland, or to trace the mead,
From thy sepulchral marble shall inquire,

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the only people, who ever entered upon the stand in those three scenes in alto relievo, full

duty of governing themselves in a state of and prominent. THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.

perfect political equality. There has always We may hereafter show how immoral and ON THE PECULIAR CHARACTER OF PARTIES been in other states more or less military or disgraceful it is in any sensible map to quit

hereditary power; more or less aristocracy, IN THIS COUNTRY.

such a party, and go over to its enemies. founded either in consent or usurpation ; or PARTIES have existed in all countries where something to prevent the experiment from

THE BOSTON SPECTATOR. there has been any freedom. They are essen- having a full and fair operation. tial to its preservation. For if you could sup- In 1776 we were in the novel situation

NO. VIII. pose a case in a state, where those, who did (with the exception of 500,000 black Helois in

THE INTEGRITY OF THE UNITED STATES not approve of the administration, should not Virginia) of a whole people not only political

MUST BE PRESERVED. be strong enough to make a party, they must ly, but, I might almost add, practically, pecun

EXTRACTS CONCLUDED. be oppressed.

iarily equal; or rather, more equal in these Shewing the comparative strength, resources, Aparty, then, and a party large enough to last respects, than any people that ever lived be feared, is essential to liberty. The com- since the patriarchal ages.

and local advantages of the different sections mnon-place complaint about party spirit is What was the result of the experiment ?

of the Union. therefore unreasonable. Men in general are

We say nothing of Virginia and New York, « The policy of the Virginians, in respect certainly unable to say, whether the spirit where an existing aristocracy and the slave to the middle and northern states, appears to. which animates them is pure, disinterested love cultivation disturbed the natural operation ; originate in a jealousy and envy of their powof their country,—or an attachment to their but in every other part of America, and es- er, skill, and resources. Of their relative friends, their early opinions, perhaps their pecially in New England, the parties have weakness, experience, during the late war, prejudices. A man, who honestly acts with taken and constantly maintained, and will for rendered them justly sensible. During the the party under which he was brought up, is

ever maintain, till we are subjugated, (let our revolutionary war, the requisitions upon Masentitled to charity at least, if not to respect.

apostates be ever so numerous) their natural sachusetts and Virginia, for troops to compose But let not men presume, upon these con- division, 'which is, between those who have the standing force, were generally equal. cessions, to say, that if parties must exist, and knowledge, talents, virtues, and property, and Notwithstanding which, the average number if they are even necessary to the preservation inose who, knowing that it has not pleased God of men, furnished by Massachusetts, exceeded of a free state, it is indifferent to which party

to give them an equal share of them, hate, en- those of Virginia, in a ratio of more than you belong, or that you may change your party vy, and oppose those who are more favoured.. three to one. Indeed more than four tenths at pleasure.

This however may be said to be theory, of the average standing force, during the nine Not so.

It is undoubtedly the ordination of and I am too much of a practical man to per years of war,' were furnished by MassachuProvidence, and certainly for the best good of mit this objection to rest against my propo- setts and Connecticut, notwithstanding which, all creation, that there should be moral and sition.

and in no small degree from a neglect of the physical evil in the world ; ar 1 yet it does not From the peace of 1783 to this day, I have economy so much affected at present, the ex. follow, that a man may as well be a murderer, om this State most intimately. We have penditures in vginia exceeded thuse in or a maniack, as to be virtuous and sound. had always two partics in it. The one have Massachusetts.

Though there may be fairly, and indeed been, always, the friends of liberty, order, re- The slaves and poor whites of Virginia are must be, at least two parties in every free spectable judiciaries, security and stability to too much degraded and too dependent to exstate ; yet so far from its being indifferent to property learning, and religion ; the other, cite any apprehensions in the minds of the which you belong, it is scarcely possible that i enemies to true liberty, fond of revolution, in- aristocracy, of their acquiring any political in the merits of the two should be equal." If in sarrection, enemies to a regular judiciary, to fuence : their physical force is alone dreaded. England some doubts might exist as to the learning, and religion.

By declaiming in favour of the rights of man, parties which have divided that country, it has Ambitious men of some talents have some and affecting a superiour respect to republican been owing to the absolute preponderance, times put themselves at the head of the party, principles, they do not consider their own which all political parties have in that country to which they do not naturally belong”; so rights as endangered at home, while they are over that moveable and restless mass, which, did Cataline, and Clodius, and Cæsar quit the sure of thereby extending their influence in the in European countries, would be fatal to order Patricians to join the Plebeian party. We have other states. By impairing the national estaband civil liberiy, if it were not thus re- thus seen Hancock and Samuel Adams, and lishments, to the lowest degree consistent strained.

more recently still (incredibile visù) the very with a nominal Union, they bring the different In our country, we have no such mass, call nurselings of aristocracy, the favourers of lords members of the coniederacy nearly to a level ed the mob, except perhaps in New York, and nobility and hereditary rank, go over to with their own insignificance, and keep them Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Our people have the insurrection party, I mean Mr. Adams the all ignorant of their relative power. By stimuson e stake almost universally, in the welfare father, and the son.

lating the ambition of low demagogues and and order of the state.

No man however, who has known our state, systematically attacking the character of the mara But, although we have not this dangerous doubt that Bowdoin and Lincoln, and conspicuous for talents, who is not a Virginian, body, profligate from poverty, yet there has Strong and Sumner, and Ames and Parsons, and by a systematical caution, in avoiding all existed a division in our country strongly and Dana and Sedgwick, and Phillips, and I causes of collision and dissension, when Virmarked, and on one side are arranged learn- may, add. a thousand more ; the lawyers (ex: ginians are concerned, they hope to be able to ing, property, talents, and virtues,mand on the cepting Morton and Dana, and Austin and command the best talents of their own state, other, inordinate ambition, and every thing Smith, and lately Holmes, and a few others) ; while they suppress the talents of their rivals. which is restless in society.

the clergy (excepting Bentley, and Aiken, and in short ; while their policy is by no means These are the two natural parties in all Foster, and a few associates); the greater contemptible, when considered merely as constates ; and in no country on the face of the part of the medical men ; the whole body of ducive to the preservation of their own globe, from the destruction of Babel to the merchants (with one or two exceptions); and wretched and imbecile internal system, it can overthrow of Bonaparte, has there been any the most solid part of the Farming interests, only be compared, in respect to the Union at case in which parties were left to take their have belonged to the party of law, and order, large, to the government of chaos, as describnatural direction, so much as in this.

and good principles. In short, Nature has ed by Milton. The elevation of their chief It would be only an useless parade of learn- made this division, and it cannot be broken up. was occasioned by an anarchy of moral and ing to examine the examples of states which The Insurrection of 1786, the adoption of political principles ;-he is endeavouring to have passed away.

the Constitution, the Gerrymander Legislative balance and neutralize the hot, cold, moist, and Every man of sense and reading will per measures, are three gre events, which drew dry elements of democracy and faction be ceive, that I am correct in saying, that we are out the true character of the parties. They adheres for the moment, to those principles

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which happen to be most prevalent ; and the Though the manuscript, from which I have The report of the day is that an Armistice agents of his designs, like those of his proto taken these extracts, embraces many specula- has been agreed upon between the United type, are discord, rumour, chance, and confu- tions on the policy of the administration, at States and Canada forces. No authority is sion.

the time they were written, and their probable given, and of course no credit is attached to The states from New Jersey to Maryland future measures ; speculations which have the rumour. inclusive, and which constitute the remaining proved correct, by events which have since Admiral Cochrane has arrived in the Ches. division of our country, are chiefly distinguish- | been experienced, I shall copy no more, as my apeake, with 4 sail of the line, and 5 frigates. ed from the northern states by circumstances object was principally to state sume important General Wilkinson's subalterns, who are ei. which peculiarly expose them to divided coun. facts, which ought to be familiar not only to ther partial to him, or corrupted to his purcils, and the distinctions of party spirit and every statesman, but to every individual, who poses, are writing the most disgusting, bom. faction. Those, who unite political integrity would form a satisfactory opinion, as to several bastick, ridiculous descriptions of his prowess, with intelligence in these states, are sincere momentous questions, which are frequently be in his FAILURE on attacking a stone mill. Don federalists, and justly appreciate the impor- fore the publick, and on which the judgment Quixote and the windmill over again. tance of an efficient national government. By ought to be well informed. an unfortunate policy, the landholders of Penn- Though these extracts have no brilliance of sylvania, with the view of suddenly enhancing style to recommend them, I have considered

LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS, the value of their estates, encouraged foreign them highly useful, as qualifying him, who peers of all nations to become citizens, till at ruses them attentively, to perceive what is or

THE CONFIDANT, NO. VIII. length the powers of the government have is not practicable, in case circumstances renbeen transferred to a class of people, too het- der some effort necessary to secure to the

To the Confidant. erogeneous to be susceptible of mutual confi- northern section of the Union their original SIR, WERE I induced to take the pen, dence, and too violent and ignorant to use consequence-their character, their rights, and merely to furnish a short essay for the readers power with moderation. The transmontane their prosperity.

of the Boston Spectator, I should certainly not counties must, at all times, strongly partici- Basc, contemptibly base is the man, who take Gambling for my theme. It is a 'vice, pate in the feelings of the western states : The can reconcile it to his mind, to accede to per which has commanded the attention of many Germans, by their language, and by their at. petual servitude, and entail a wretched depend- an able and elegant writer, and its pernicious

, tachment to their national manners, will long ence on his children, if such degradation be- frequently fatal consequences, have been remain a distinct and comparatively an illite- comes necessary only by his voluntary sacrifice strikingly represented by distinguished drarate people, exposed, of course, to the seduc-by a pusillanimous neglect of the means and matists. Nothing new can be said on the subcions, and fit instruments for gratifying the advantages, which God and nature have vested ject, except what I state with sincere regret

, passions of artful demagogues. The influence in him to maintain his freedom and promote that it is a vice making great and alarming of the Friends will be mild and beneficent, con- his happiness : while he who talks of a separa progress in Boston. ducive to order, the improvement of the arts, tion of the Union, as an event to be effected

The facility with which the police regula. and the accumulation of property. They will, merely by a vote-or of civil war,-new forms tions of this town are executed—the decorum however, consider themselves more as mem- of government or other revolutionary meas which prevails on the day of rest and worship bers of a sect, than of a nation, and like the ures, without first examining seriously the-the profound silence which reigns through Virginians, they will be systematically oppos- practicability of any such proposition, and the our streets, at all unseasonable hours of night, ed to all measures for increasing the publick future consequences, can be little better than together with the long admitted reputation of force. The politicks of Pennsylvania can nev- a madman.

the metropolis of Massachusetts for correct er be directed by a more malign influence It appears to me, the statements of the dis- morals, had led me to believe that we enjoyed than at present, considering that one third of tinguished writer to whom I have been indebted a highly enviable state of society. But some the people, comprising the most intelligent, throw not only a clear light, on the whole of the reports, which I had recently heard, and the and, with the exception of the Germans, the Jeffersonian and Madisonian policy ; give us solicitations of an acquaintance, to whom I most wealthy classes, are federal; that the just grounds of alarm for the future ; but di have no objection, but his incipient partiality principles of finance and constnerce are well understood; that few are indigent, and the love or later, we must resort for security. The me to witness scenes new, unexpected, and of property almost an exclusive passion : subject will therefore be a little further pur- painful. moreover, that the artists and manufacturers sued.

I was ushered into a retired apartment at are already sufficiently numerous to form a

's, by no means the only retreat, as I distinct class, and as such, to exert a political

am informed, of this character, in Boston. influence, it appears but reasonable to conclude

GENERAL REGISTER.

The few, whose eagerness had assembled them that this siate will avoid any serious disturban

before we entered, were not of a description to ces, and that her internal collisions will gradu- BOSTON, SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 1814. excite great astonishment, as I knew their ally serve to improve her character.

idle life and sinking reputations abroad. But But whatever complexion the politicks of EUROPEAN. Nothing but indistinct ru- judge of my surprise, when I found them joinPennsylvania finally assume, they must control mours have reached us from France, since ed by men, I will by no means say of the first Delaware and Maryland. The city of Balti- our last, except that Murat has effected an ac- standing in town, yet whom I should have supmore depends principally on Pennsylvania for commodation with the allies.

posed total strangers both to such a resort support, and has flourished, not only, without DOMESTICK. A bill to repeal the En- and such a disgraceful occupation. I, at first

, the patronage, but contrary to the wishes of bargo law, and take off such commercial re- imagined their appearance accidental, and Maryland. The three western counties are strictions, as are not necessarily implied in a looked for some symptom of disgust. Judge probably the most fertile, and here the Penn- state of war, passed the house of representa- of my disappointment on observing their comsylvania character is predominant. The coun- tives in Congress, on the 7th instant--155 to placency, their familiarity with the company, ties east of Chesapeake bay, and between that 37. The senate, it is said, have committed it. and the unmoved composure with which they bay and the Potomack, are declining in impor- It is now confirmed that General Wilkin- were received. tance; and in these districts the state of socie- son, with an army of about 4000 men, entered

The business of the evening, I may say of ty, occasioned, principally, by the influence of Canada, on the 29th ult. attacked a British almost every evening, went on with spirit

. slavery, inclines them in a certain degree to outpost and was obliged to retreat, with con. | Those, who have no money for their creditors, favour the views of Virginia--the power of siderable loss ; 150 being killed or wounded. had here something to hazard. Considerable Pennsylvania must, however, finally prevail. On the 8th instant, four British barges and bets were made on every game, and to increase

It is certainly the peculiar interest of the two launches, commanded by Captain Coote, of the interest of play, on many intervening oc. small states to support the national govern- the brig Borer, with 200 men, ascended Con: currences. Sums, which many a reputable ment upon the principles of the federal party. necticut river to Pettipague point and destroy member of society would consider a valuable Their local situation is however such, thated 20 sail of vessels, ships among others ; the recompense for a week of persevering industhey must follow the fortunes of four power whole estimated at 150,000 dollars. Petti- try, were here won or lost every few minutes ; ful states, who possess the power of governing pague is situated on the west side of Connec- and disappointment solaced by wine, or relierthe Union. This renders it somewhat difficult ticut River, 6 miles from the Light-house. ed by violent imprecations. I need not deto calculate the future conduct of New Jersey. Attempts are making, in this town, to obtain scribe the particulars of such a scene : GamlıThe habits and principles of the people strong-loans of money for Government. To encour-| ling universally leads to one train of conse. ly incline them to New England ; their con- age the justly odious transaction, promises are quences, which have often been enumerated. nections and local interests will perhaps sub- made to conceal the knowledge of the culprits' About twelve I left the party, still deeply enject them to the influence of Pennsylvania." names from the publick

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remaining sense of decency, obeyed however is a striking instance. The monuments of his tertaining and intelligent, I immediately adwith apparent reluctance, had previously sum- fame, produced by his own hand, without con- dressed him without much reserve, and the moned to their FAMILIES !

sidering the stupendous works which he su. following kind of narrative ensued. You have I will mention no names ; I will designate perintended,would seem to require ages to ac- the appearance of a seafaring man, sir ; are no individual but I there recognized men complish. The intuitive powers of his mind you lately arrived from a voyage ? • Yes, sir, who would blush, yet, to be addressed in the were so remarkably acute as frequently to and the longest voyage I ever made with my streets, by some of their profligate associates. save him much manual labour. It is said, that land tacks aboard. I have travelled, sir, from

With such men I would expostulate. In walking among rude blocks of marble, he Charleston, S. C. to Boston, and a most rugged such men a sensibility to character is not would fix his attention upon cne, in which no passage I've had of it, I assure you. I have wholly extinguished. They may, yet be alive other person could discover any particular ap- followed the sea ten years, sir ; and whilst to refícction ;-yet capable of seeing, dreading, titude for his purpose. With his hammer and sailors were allowed to look out for themselves, and shunning the consequences of their con- chissel, he would knock off a few corners, and could go and come when they pleased, I duct.

and you were surprised to bchold a bust! did very well ; but since they have got us into I do not propose to preach on the wicked

this war, to fight for sailors' rights as they call ness of this passion. That respectable prov.

RAPHAEL.

it, I've scarcely made shift to earn my biscuit. ince belongs to its proper functionaries. But

How disgusting is wit, when displayed on Whilst we had the right to receive 25 dollars I would ask their attention to the destructive the monuments of the dead ! Raphael was

a month, and our choice of vessels and voyaeffects of gambling.

honoured with a tomb in the Pantheon, at ges, what other rights did I want ? Trade was Are you a set party, who assemble at these Rome, that superb and imperishable edifice,

Rome, that superb and imperishable edifice, free enough for me, when I could cross the haunts, with nearly equal talents for the dis- which Agrippa dedicated to all the gods, and

Atlantick, cruize about the Mediterranean, or graceful business, in which you engage? Then in after ages his holiness, the Pope, to all the up the Baltick ; when I could always get a what can you profit? Your money is fre- saints. But Cardinal Bembo, who wrote his voyage to India or the South Sea, or a shorter quently changing proprietor, but, in the end, inscription, yielded to that passion for the one if I pleased ; aye and then I had something none can gain, by your own doctrine of the

concetto, which so strongly marks the Italian to show for it. I used to be pretty well rigg'd laws of hazard. You waste your time—you taste, in every thing belonging to literature

in them times, and plenty of the shiners in risk your character—your expenses

must come from the common stock ; so that, eventu

Ille hic est Raphaël, timuit quo sospite vinci

my pocket ; not so many of these splices ally, all must lose. Have you some weak

Rerum magna parens, et moriente mori.

about my gear (here the poor fellow looked at his patched trowsers) as you see now.

Since fools, of your party, whom you dupe to be the

the war for free trade and sailors' rights, invictims of your avarice? Beware how you “ The mind-the Musick breathing from her face.” stead of choice of voyages I've had only the reconcile your mind to a dishonesty, which

In a note on this line, in the “ Bride of choice to starve at home, or rot in a prison differs from the most barefaced fraud, only in Abydos," Lord Byron thinks it necessary to

ship. I preferred starving at home, till I was name and circumstance, not in nature. Do defend himself against criticism. He says “I

fairly starved out, and then was glad of the you inveigle strangers among you, with a pre- will merely request the reader to recollect, for first opportunity to get off. There was no meditated design for common pluoder ? Take ten seconds, the features of the woman whom voyages to be found but coasting, so I shipt for your pistol-boldly present yourself in the

he believes to be the most beautiful ; and if Charleston, and we went skulking along shore, highway ; it is more honourable than your he then does not comprehend fully, what is afraid of every thing we saw, hauling our practice. The citizen you rob will dare to

feebly expressed in the above line, I shall be wind for one, keeping away for another, croscomplain-he will have the aid of justice in

sorry for us both. After all (adds he) this is sing rips and running among shoals, till finally, regaining his property, if you can be detected,

rather to be felt, than described ; still I think as good luck would have it, we got safe to our and to immure you in the State's Prison, for there are some who will understand it, at port. We were all pretty merry at the thoughts your crime against society.

least they would, had they beheld the counte- of having escaped Johnny English ; but whilst But, under whichever of these cases you nance, whose speaking harmony suggested the

we were hauling in to the wharf, down came may be classed, the tendency is to ruin your

idea ; for this passage is not drawn from im- the musick with a gang and a broad fag families. Is it thus you fulfil your vows of agination, but memory, that mirror which af- with large capitals free trade and Sailors' affection to your once adored companion ? Is

fliction dashes to the earth, and looking down rights. This, says I, is a bad prognostick ; your laste so depraved, as to relinquish the de

upon the fragments, only beholds the reflec- there's always illiuck behind it; these fellows lights of domestick happiness for the vulgar tion multiplied.”

are like moon cursers, they hold out a light to intercourse of a horde of gamblers ?

I cannot comprehend the feelings of the destroy the ship. Sure enough, the next day That character, which is your family's, you critick who could object to the figure in the the embargo came ; so here we were as bad are exposing to infamy--that time, which is

text. The harmony of expression is a term as being cast away ; Free trade would'nt let theirs, you are wasting in worse than idle

originating perhaps with artists, but now un- us come home by water ; and Sailors' rights ness. That property, which, if possessed of

derstood by every one, and in familiar use. obliged us to travel about 1,000 miles with one spark of tenderness, you would devote to

A Frenchman carries the idea much farther, nothing to bear our expenses. We've had a the benefit of a wife and children, you are

and that too in his raptures on contemplating a long passage as I said before, and never was I dissipating on a thankless landlord, or a crew beautiful statue, « Quelle harmonie dans ces

on shorter allowance. I tell you what, sir, of profligate associates ; and when you leave formes ! Quelle melodie ! Oui, elles compos

'tis a hard case and I'm ashamed to own it, them, it is to return to that abode, which ent pour l'oeil (qu'on me passe cette expres.

but I've been obliged to beg (here the tears ought to be the paradise of your delight, the sion) un air charmant. Il y a une musique de

sion) un air charmant. Il y a une musique de started into his eyes); I love my country, centre of all your affections-fevered with

la couleur et de la forme comme il y a une sir, and am willing to fight for it ; but when wine, if not intoxicated-morose from repeat

musique du son.” But we may well excuse they take away my living, when they starve ed disappointment--and gloomy from the conthe criticism, which gave occasion to his Lord

me to maintain my rights, I think they are sciousness of your own degradation. In the ship to introduce a note, embracing one of the wrong, and I would rather they would let my morning your countenance is haggard, and

most beautiful and interesting figures in the rights alone. your nerves unstrung. You have yet some

book-Affliction, in despair, dashing the mir- I've come through many a town where Sailbusiness, because the world do not know you.

ror of recollection to the earth, and only finding org' rights are in every one's mouth, and I But, habituated to the high excitement of the the dear object of regret reflected from every

could not get a bit of bread to put in my own. gaming table, your business becomes dull, te

fragment. This is a true poetick trait, which In one great city I saw more than a dozen dious, and disgusting. You long for the nocevery feeling mind will admire.

signs with “ Free trade and Sailors' rights," turnal rendezvous, if you have lost, to recov.

and yet five of our ship's crew could get no er ; if you have won, in the foolish hope of

lodging but in a stable.

In another town permanent success ; or if totally demoralized,

there to the southward, I ventured into a tayas is sooner or later the case, to fly from re- Sir,

crn kitchen, they told me there were some fection, indifferent to property, character, du

WHILST I was sitting in a stage tavern gentlemen in the hall celebrating a victory, ty, or health, only anxious to silence the moni

few evenings since, waiting for a gentle and said it would be a good time to get a coltions of reason. Yours, &c. THEATES.

man, whom I had appointed to meet there, lection from them, to help me home. I went camc in a very good looking man, who by his

to the hall door, and stood awhile ashamed to dress I took to be a sailor. He had a small MICHAEL ANGELO.

enter ; at last I heard them give this toast, bundle in his hand, which as he took a chair “ Free Trade and Sailors' rights ;" my heart WHEN genius and industry unite, it is asnear me, he laid on the floor by his side.

mis gave me; but perhaps, says I, whilst they Michael tonishing what they can effect.

As I always feel a considerable interest in

are drinking sailors' rights, they may give Angelo, the pride and glory of modern Italy, 'chis class of men, and frequently find them on something to relieve his misfortunes ; so in I

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TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR.

goes. A sailor, gentlemen, is in want, can library whose value does credit to our coun

His faith, is fraud-his wisdom, guile ; you give him a trifle to help him home ?try, and which on that account we should take Creation withers in his smile* Where do you belong ?" To Boston, please pleasure in augmenting ; and it is connected

Mid ruin upon ruin hurled, your honours. “O you are all old tories in Bos- with our most ancient literary institution, one

He flames, the Etna of the world! ton ; we are republicans here, you are upon a at the present time highly respectable, and

No offering can avert his wrath, wrong chase, my lad, you may as well be off." I which has every prospect of increasing in im

No human feeling cross his path. didn't exactly know what they meant by old portance. Those books which are sent to the

See Spain, in his embraces, die, tories, but I was sure by their screwing up library, will at once become known to a large

His ancient friend, his firm ally ! their faces and their grinning that it was body of literary men ; and thus the private ad

See bapless Portugal, who thought some reproach, and I couldn't bear this, you vantage of the publisher, as well as the publick

A common creed her safety boughtknow; i couldn't bear to hear my native town good, be in some degree promoted. We beSeviled or abused ; no, sir, my blood rose like lieve therefore that our suggestion will be at

A common creed ! alas, his life the sea in a high wind, it was all in a foam, tended to by a large portion of the gentlemen Has been one bloody, impious strife ! sir, and although I entered the room as hum to whom we address ourselves.

Beneath his torch the altars burn ble as a beggar, I now felt as proud as a lord : It is to be wished that this library should And blush on the polluted urnso I told them, that Bostonians were better become a repository of all the original works

Beneath his christian foot, is trod than they were, Tories or whatever ; were published in our country which are of any The symbol of the christian Godbetter friends to their country and Sailors' value. The collection is at present very in- The plunder'd fane-the murder'd pries, rights ; aye, and I'm mistaken if they don't complete. We trust therefore that what has

The holy pontiff's age oppressed, soon let you know, says I, that they can de been said, will be thought deserving attention

Religion's blush, and Nature's sigh, fend both : besides if a stranger was in by American authors. If duplicates were giv

Proclaim NAPOLEON's piety! ! want in Boston, he would be assisted, and en, one for circulation and another to be renot insulted ; the noble and generous hearts tained in the library, there would be more

Where'er his locust legions veer, there are always ready to relieve a fellow's complete security against loss and injury. All Ruin and woe and want are there-misfortunes, without asking him where he original works that relate to the history of our And dreams of future murders sweep belongs. After giving 'em this broadside, country are particularly desirable ;-and this Across their fever'd hour of sleep. I quit 'em, and held 'em in as much disdain though their size may be small ; such as po

Thus, mid the desert's cheerless blight, as a 74, although dismasted, would a par- litical pamphlets, those relating to ecclesiasti

A vulture pauses in his flight, cel of scurvy gunboats. Thank G-, I have cal history, century sermons, &c. &c. Works

And, on some rock's congenial breast, arrived here at last, and though poor, I know of this character iherefore, whether such as I'm welcome ; and I had rather be in Boston have been already published, or such as may

Unwilling takes his wither'd rest, without a cent, than belong to some countries be published hereafter, will be considered val

Again, on rapine's wing, to rise I could name, with a plantation of slaves.' uable.

The taint and terror of the skies. I was so pleased with the naivete with We will again state our hope and belief that which this honest tar told his story, that I what we have proposed will be attended to ;

FROM MISS M. R. MITFORD's “ BLANCU.". thought it worthy a publick record ; and ac- as it will be an easy means of promoting a cordingly send it to you with the hope, that great publick good. It is by similar means OH it is sad, when far away, you would give it a place in your Spectator. that some of the most magnificent libraries

To mourn the home once lor'd so well : A. in Europe have been accumulated to their

Paint every charm in colours gay, present size. The publick library at Paris,

And every ruin'd comfort tell ! LIBRARY OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY. which contains nearly a million of volumes,

And shudder as still rushing on “ Four hundred and forty eight volumes receives a copy of every new work published

Springs the sad thought-FOREVER GONE ! were added to this Library during the year in France ; and in England, the Bodleian library, that of the British Museum, that of the

But sadder far it is to come, ending in September 1813.

A branded outcast, stain'd and lost, The use of the Library of Harvard Univer- Royal Society, with some others, have copies sity is extended with a liberality which we be- of new books sent to them by the Stationers'

And wander like a restless ghost,

Around that lov'd and lovely home ! lieve is almost without example, as it respects Company, or by individuals, either by law or those of similar institutions. During the six by courtesy. We request those editors of There the despairing mourner sits ; last days of the week it is kept open, and all newspapers who feel an interest in the promo- Her father's form before her flits, conveniences provided for reading and contion of literature, to republish this article."

Such as it wont in days long fed : sulting books, and making extracts from them.

And she blest heav'n that he was dead, All literary gentlemen are freely admitted.

Before from his own castle gate The privilege of taking books from the libra.

POETRY.

Was turn'd his orphan, desolate. ry, which is not allowed in a great proportion of the publick libraries in Europe, is extended to a large number of persons, and is granted THE PATRIOTICK IRISHMAN.

balatot testate AND oh ! how oft as widely and as liberally as possible, consist

In seasons of depression,-when the lamp ently with propriety. It has been lately given

THE sway of Bonaparte over Europe is un. Of life burn'd dim, and all unpleasant thoughts to settled clergymen residing within ten miles doubtedly at an end, and the danger from his Subdued the proud aspirings of the soul,of Cambridge, and who have received an edu- ambition has ceased; but the atrocity of his When doubts and fears withheld the timid eye cation at any College, or a degree at Harvard character ought never to be forgotten. The From scanning scener to come, and a deep sense College. At the same time precautions are story of his tyranny should be set up, as a bea. taking for the preservation of the more scarce con to future generations, and an everlasting of human frailty turn’d the past to pain, and costly works, and such as cannot be repla- execration attached to his name. The follow How oft have I remember'd that a world ced.

ing lines by an Irish bard, Charles Phillips, of glory lay around me, that a source From the great value of this library, proba- are poetical, and characterize the usurper with of lofty solace lay in every star, bly the most valuable on our continent ; from considerable justice.

And that no being need behold the sun the circumstance of the scarcity among us of

And grieve, that knew Wuo hung him in the sky.

ALAS ! and sball that aged pile many of the most important works that it con

(Wilson tains ; and from the ease with which access to Never in ancient splendour smile ?

voor their use may be procured, it is of most im.

And shall the lonely owlet hoot portant and essential advantage to the litera

For ever through its ivy'd wall ?

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR fure of our country. Its preservation and in

And shall no more the lover's lute crease ought to be objects of interest to all lit

Awake the happy signal-call,

JOHN PARK, erary men, and to all those connected with lit- Or grace the pleasures of its stately hall ? erature. We therefore feel confident, that

Oh never ! if in evil hour

By MUNROE & FRANCIS, our suggestion will be favourably received,

A foreign foot attaint our soil !

NO. 4 COXNHILL. when we remind all publishers and printers,

Oh never ! if the Despot's power of the publick benefit which would result

Pollutes our pure our lovely iste !

Price three dollars per annum, half in advance. from their presenting copies of all works

His aid is murder in disguise ;

Subscribers may be supplied with the preceding which they may publish to this library. It is a His triumph, freedoma's obsequies ;

numbers.

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