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For who that has an eye to view,
And who that has a breast

To feel the charms that round hip glow,
In summer splendour drest,
O'er all the scene a glance can dart,
And see without a sigh;

Not all the scene can now impart
A charm to glad his drooping heart,
And fix his roving eye.

O then 'tis sweet to think the hour
Of gloom shall pass away,
And dark December's stormy power
Soon yield to gentle May:

That soon the sun his laughing beam
And tint with gold the lucid stream,
From azure skies shall shed,
Soon on the torpid forest gleam,
And robe the verdant mead.

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E'en so it is with them who trace
The monuments of death,
And mourn for man's devoted race;
Till to the eye of faith,
The winter of the grave to cheer,

Look forth the smiling spring,
And, leading heav'n's eternal year,
The Sun of Righteousness appear
With healing on his wing.

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THE ADIEU.

THE hour is almost come
When I must bid adieu
To my parental home,

And part, dear friends, from you,
Whose kindness, love, and hospitality,
Has shielded me from man's duplicity.

Farewell thou pleasant hill,
And sweetly shady bow'r,
For contemplation form'd;
Where oft at evening hour
I've pensive sat, and view'd the charming
The church, the cot, the mill, and winding

scene,

stream.

When from the golden broom
The lark has soar'd to sing,
His grateful vesper song,
To heav'n's all bounteous King,

Oft' have I wish'd, sweet bird, thy strength of“

wings

THE CHARMER OF LEADENHALL STREET.

(A burlesque Valentine).

DEAR charmer of Leadenhall-street,
Attend, while I sing of my pains:
Thy beauties, alas! are so sweet,

brains.

They've puzzled my planet-struck Thus plagued, at a loss for a name, By which thy bright charms I might greet, It struck me to call thee, fair dame,

The charmer of Leadenhall-street.

I've known thee, alas! a long while,

And sometimes have written to thee;
But your pride ne'er allows you to smile

On a wretch so devoted as me.
Oh! deign, beauteous maiden, to give

Me a smile the next time that we meet, And then I'll adore while I live

The charmer of Leadenhall-street. May Venus inspire you with love,

Though with Venus in charms you can vie; May Hymen unite us, my dove,

And in wedlock fast bind you and I;
Then our lives will pass on without strife,
Our hearts in fond union will beat;
I shall bless, while I have any life,
The charmer of Leadenhall-street.
Valentine's day, 1807.

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J. M. L.

A BALLAD.

(By John Mayne.)

1.

POOR William was landed at bonny Dumbarton,

Where the streams from Lochlomond run into the sea:

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And plaudits were heard from the people on shore :

Then away went the fleet-and, sailing with glee,

May glory, in battle, be ever at hand; May Britons live happy, united, and free, Supreme on the Ocean, unconquer'd by

Land!

Saturday, August 23, 1806.

A SONNET.

(By W. M. T——————. ) WHY do I shun soft pleasure's sportive train? Why seek the midnight's solitary gloom? And, heedless, see depart health's roseate bloom,

Dread sign of loath'd disease, sad care or pain? "Tis not desire of wealth-ambition vain!Or philosophic lore, or sickness' doom:

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The charms of song' the dusky scene illume,

At home, in sweet Ireland, he left Mary
Marton,

With a child at her foot, and a babe on her
knee.

The regiment march'd off when the passage

was over,

The rout was for England, by land all the
way;
No, never to halt, but, at Ramsgate, or
Dover,
Embark in the vessels that were in the
Bay.

If any male reader of the Lady's Magazine should find this elegant valentine adapted to his own case, by altering the name of the street, it may be made to apply to any fair lady; as the writer of it merely chose Leadenball-street as containing a sufficient number

Chiche

And o'er my willing mind their sway maintain.

And whilst I, pensive, sweep the trembling

lyre

Of sad Valclusa's bard, or Flaccus sage,
The virgin Hope warbles her sweetest strain,

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FOREIGN NEWS.

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fence which was drawn from Konigsberg to the mouth of the Narew is now broken through. The Russian army is estimated at 120,000 men Within these few days from 800 to 1000 casks of wine have arrived for the use of the troops. The Poles, who are stationed on the right wing of the army, have: distinguished themselves in several engagements.

Dantzic, Jan. 1. Notwithstanding the column of French that marched from Thorn, and which was said to have taken the route for Konigsberg, have actually proceeded southward to Poland, our court has rightly judged the present situation of affairs as too critical to admit of any longer stay at Konigsberg. It is, therefore, preparing to transfer the seat of government to Memel. Baron Hardenberg is already set out for that place, with the treasury and the archives. Still his Prussian majesty seems inclined to make further efforts for procuring a peace; and we learn that baron Krusemark has again set out for Petersburgh, in order, as we are informed, to prevail upon the court of Russia to take the immediate interest of Prussia into consideration.

Konigsberg, Jan. 2. Our gazette contains the official account of the battle between the Russians and the French, on the 26th of December, in the follow.

to retire with my corps to Rozaw. The enemy has not molested me in my re

treat.

(Signed) 'Beningsen.' Rezaw, 27-15 December, 1806.

Vienna, Jan. 7. The Russian ambassador at our court, M. Razomousky, has received intelligence of the Russians having taken the island of Curzola, in the Adriatic, near the coasts of Dalmatia, and have placed a strong garrison in it. The college of war has also received the unexpected news that the Servian insurgents have taken possession of an island near Semlin, called Kingsmul, (L'Isle de la Guerre): orders have already been given to drive the Servians from the said island, unless they quit it voluntarily. It is thought that the Servians only occupy it in order to approach with more advantage the fortress of Belgrade.—(Hamburgh Corre spondenten.)

Stutgard, Jan, 10. The discharge of cannon has announced to us the surrender of the fortress of Breslau on the 5th inst. by capitulation, on the same conditions as Glogau. The allied troops. were to enter first on the 7th, under prince Jerome of France, who was expected back from Poland on the 8th. On the 29th of December some considerable engagements took place near Ohlau, and on the 30th, in the vicinity of Breslau, in which the royal troops again greatly distinguished themselves, 3000 prisoners, 13 cannons, 1200 horses, and some standards, have been the fruits of this surrender. Details will be given in a few days.

Breslau, Jan. 10. After sustaining a month's siege, and a bombardment nearly of the same duration, with considerable damage, our city has at length been compelled to surrender to the troops of the emperor of the French and king of Italy. The besieging corps, under prince Jerome, comprising the troops of Wurtemberg, having appeared before this place from the 17th to the 20th of November, it was inclosed by a corps of cavalry and some cannon.-From

wing, near Farmgurka, in the view of gerting possession of that town. I had only 5000 men, under general Bagonaut, to oppose the enemy on that side. They made a brave defence till I sent a reinforcement of three battalions of reserve, and afterwards three more under general Tolstoi, by which means the right wing of the French was totally defeated. The second attack, equally brifk, was made on my right flank, where genera Barkelay De Tolly was posted with the vanguard. This wing extended, on the road towards Stzegocyn, to a small wood, where I had placed a covered battery, which the enemy attempted to turn. I therefore made a movement backwards on their right, which succeeded so well that I not only frustrated the attempt of the enemy, but was also so fortunate as to reinforce general Barkelay De Tolly with three battalions, ten squadrons, and one battery, to repulse the enemy; on which the enemy retreated from the wood. The attack commenced at eleven in the morning, and lasted till dark. From the relation of all the prisoners, I was opposed by Messrs. Murat, Davoust, and Lasnes, with an army exceeding 50,000 men. They have lost about 5000 according to their own

account.

All my troops fought with the greatest bravery. The following generals particularly distinguished them selves:Osterman, Tolstoi, Barkelay De Tolly, prince Dolgorouky, Bago naut, Sommoff, and Sitoff, of the infantry; also colonels Daviddoffsky and Gondoff, &c. &c.

"Field-marshal Kamenskoy departed from Puitusk for Ostrolenka on the morning of the 26th of December, pre. vious to the attack, and again gave up the whole command to me, so that I have had the good fortune to command alone in this affair, and to beat the

enemy.

I have to lament, that the long expected suecour of general Buxhoevden had not arrived, although he was only

No Carman miles disrank and

that marind! ~!! even

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with him major-general Lindener, of the corps of engineers.-The bombardment commenced in form on the morning of the 10th of December, and continued day and night, with some intervals, till the 3d of January, in consequence of which the place was often on fire, and upwards of 100 of the inhabitants partly killed and partly wounded. The houses and churches have suffered very materially; and as the uneasiness of the people increased every day, the hope of relief seemed further and further removed, and as any further resistance only tended to expose this once flourishing city to inevitable ruin, on the 3d instant an armistice was agreed to; and on the 5th the capitulation, which is exactly the same as was granted to Glogau, was formally signed.

Leipzic, Jan. 12. Two other affairs between the Prussian and Wurtemberg troops have followed that of the 24th. These occurred on the 29th and 30th, when the Prussians lost 1500 prisoners and seven pieces of cannon. The garrison of Breslau consists of six or seven thousand men. Immediately after its surrender, general Deroi marched to Brieg to invest that place. General Vandamme is charged to blockade Schweidnitz with the division under his command, to which place the prince of Anhalt Pless has retired.

Stralsund, Jan. 12. The French general Mortier has again taken possession of Anclam, with a corps of 5000 foot and 1000 horse: his artillery consists of 4 howitzers and 12 twelve-pounders. The rest of his corps, which is in the whole estimated at 14,000 men, occupy the neighbouring country: it is said to suffer much from want of provisions. General Mortier left Anclam on the 25th of last month, with the greatest part of the garrison, and was joined between Lapin and Netzholf by three regiments of infantry, manœuvred some

is treated in the most hostile manner; in the towns all sorts of goods are taken away on pretence of their being English; contributions of every description are levied on the country, and the duke's arms replaced by those of the French emperor.

Ar Ribnitz as well as Demmin demonstrations have been made to cross over to this side, and to construct bridges for that purpose. At Meyen. kebs-pass a storm threw a considerable quantity of timber collected for the construction of bridges on the Swedish side, which the commanding officer of the Swedish chasseurs stationed there. seized upon, and rejected the demand of the French officers who reclaimed it with contempt.

Between Stemburgh and Butzow, in the duchy of Mecklenburgh, we understand a considerable French park of artillery has been obliged to halt on account of the heaviness of the roads, which renders the conveyance of ordnance almost impossible.

Frankfort on the Maine, Jan. 13. An official account from Pultusk, of the 30th of December, says, Marshal Lasnes commanded in the battle of Pultusk 18,000 men; he had <0,000 men opposed to him. He defeated them; 12.000 were killed, and 3.000 were taken prisoners and wounded. Marshal Augereau commanded at Golymin; he had a horse killed under. him: the result was almost equally splendid.'

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Augsburg, Jan. 14. This day several hundred Bavarian troops, infantry and cavalry, with four pieces of cannon, marched for the Iller, to suppress the tumultuary movements which have taken place in some parts of the country, on account of the raising of recruits, but which will soon be suppress d.

Magdeburg, Jan. 17. Our hospitals are full of sick, the forced marches in such a season and in such bad weather

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