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More worthy, than I, to be blest with her charms,

And bind her in Hymen's soft chain.

Meantime-to the maxims of prudence attent,

And repressing untimely desire-
Still silent and hopeless, let me be content
To listen to gaze-to admire.

On whom you might make a few solid reflections, And at last, void of fear, bestow all your affections.

As thro' Life's vary'd road you are trudging along,

Always shrink from the man that has got too much tongue;

For tho' women, when noisy, are reckon'd a curse,

Yet a man that's a scold is ten thousand times worse.

And seek not for him that's a slave to his pelf,

But for one that will love you instead of Whose looks and whose actions may always bimself; impart

The feelings that glow in his eyes and his heart.

Who o'er misery's pang with benevolence As he sheds a kind tear o'er the fate he grieves, relieves,

And who thinks that the plenty that's sent him by Heav'n, To the poor wretch in need, should in mercy be giv'n.

When united for life to a husband like this, Whose love and whose virtues will breathe in his kiss,

As with transport you clasp him, you'll certainly find,

That at last you have met with a man to your C. B. B.

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mind.

ELEGIAC STANZAS,

Written on the Approach of Winter, 1806. By W. M. T

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SENEX.

To Miss R. H. the Authoress of THE MAN
TO MY MIND, which appeared in the
Supplement.

THO' the fashion the vows of a cheat may

approve,

And sanction a marriage divested of love;
How soon all Felicity's dreams will miscarry,
If Love should be out of the way when you
marry.

No wonder, dear girl, it a task you should
find,
To discover at this day a man to your mind;
The times are much alter'd, mankind all

grown scurvy,

And the world, as for it, it's turn'd quite topsy-turvy.

Some hundred years back no such thing as deceit

Was practis'd in love by the common or great;

But now, as of faith I'm a Christian receiver;
'Tis the fashion to win a girl's heart, and
then-leave her.

If a Buck, as parading or lounging the street,
Should an emblem of Innocence happen to
meet,
He addresses and quizzes her void of con-
fusion,
And thinks that his consequence sanctions
intrusion.

When a Blade
pays his
fashion,

court to a woman of

By appearances dazzled, he whispers his passion;

But if once he discovers she only has merit, He declines all attentions in future with spirit.

When a lovely young damsel's address'd by a Spark,

No matter if merchant, man, master, or clerk;

She will find, when her swains in rotation have canted,

That it was not her heart, but her money they wanted.

(These Stanzas were printed incorrectly, and
without the Author's consent, in La Belle
Assembler, No. 11.).

BARE are the boughs where clustʼring fo-
liage grew,
And loud the chilling wind howls o'er the
plain;

The hedge-row shines no more with morn
ing's dew,

But falls, with heavy sound, the patt'ring rain.

Another Summer of my youth is gone,

Nor left a trace to say it once was mine; In Folly spent, its golden hours have flown,

Or lost at laughter-loving Pleasure's shrine.

1 fondly hoped to cull the classic nave.

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Yet I had hop'd to form a reptur'd strain, Might bid my memory triumph o'er the tombBut Genius flies from Pleasure's brawling train,

And seeks the shadowy glen 'mid ev'ning's gloom.

Tis hers to climb the mountain's craggy steep,

And gaze upon the scene that glows around; To bend, astonish'd, o'er the foaming deep, Or list with horror to the tempest's sound. Tis hers, reclin'd beneath the moon's pale beam,

To give the passing air a living form;
Or, wilder'd in 'Imagination's dream,
To view the angry Spirit of the storm.

Yet what avails her pow'r, her thoughts refin'd!

They only give a keener sense of woe; Far more sereneness feels the humble mind, Than they whose breasts with Genius' throbbings glow.

Then be it mine, amidst domestic joys,

To live retir'd, nor feel Ambition's flame: Its wild controul the bosom's peace destroys, And arduous is the path which leads to fame!

But happy he, with calm Contentment bless'd, Who gazes raptur'd on an infant train, Clasping a lov'd Companion to his breast, Who gives each pleasure zest, and soothes each pain.

Be mine his bliss! in some sequester'd shade, Far from the world, its folles, and its crimes!

FI EGY

Be mine to mark life's latest shadows fade, Whilst Nature's lore my humble joy sublimes.

Tho' not forgot should be the simple lay, That oft hath charm'd misfortune's heavy hour

Still, Poesy! I'd court thy heavenly sway, Still should my willing bosom own thy power!

O! had I known thee' known the feeling sou Which thus could wake Affection's dulcet lyre;

Thou ne'er hadst felt Misfortune's harsh controul,

Nor Poverty have damp'd thy Muse's fire.

O! had I known thee! to my bosom prest, Thou shouldst have warbled many a lovetaught lay;

Whilst I, reclin'd upon thy swelling breast, Had sigh'd the rapture which I could not say!

And when thy feeling heart had ceas'd to beat,

No other love thy memory should profane;
For in what breast do thy affections meet?-
Thy like, thou tender maid! we ne'er
shall see again

STANZAS ON MY OWN FATE.
ADDRESSED TO MY SISTER.

By W. M. T

AH! sad, my dear, girl! are the thoughts which arise

When I think on my days yet to come; When I think, where I hop'd to find unchanging joys,

I shall meet with Misfortune's chill groom.

Yes, yes, my Maria! too wel I can feel That this breast is e'er doom'd to know sorrow;

That, heedless of wealth, to-day from me shall steal,

Nor prudence provide for to-morrow.

That the vot'ry of Fancy, to passion a slave,
With a heart that's unconscious of guile,
I shall e'er be the dupe of each mean ped-
ding knave,

And the prey of each villain's dark wile.

That when, 'midst the crowd of dull mortals,

to stray

And seek riches should be my desire;

I shall list to the sounds of the soul-thrilling

lay,

Or strike the soft chords of my lyre.

That too proud (with the hope of a ne'erdying name)

At the shrine of the Great to importune, * Want shall assail me-Discase waste

FOREIGN NEWS.

Official Report, dated Elbing, Jan. 29. THE intended junction between marshal Bernadotte and marshal Ney, the former of whom marched in the night between the 24th and 25th from Elbing, has been interrupted on the retreat of the latter near Mohringen, in consequence of the expeditious and unexpected arrival of the combined Russian and Prussian corps. In the enemy's retreat near Mohringen, Liebstadt, and Saalfeldt, 4,000 of them were taken prisoners, ten pieces of cannon, and two stands of colours, as well as the whole baggage of marshal Bernadotte. The brave lieut.-general Von Anrepp, however, of the Russian corps, has been killed by a musket ball.

'Marshal Bernadotte has been driven back, by the persevering advance of our forces, into the forests of Strasburg, 20 leagues from Elbing; and marshal Ney to Przasnicz, in New East Prussia. The former is completely surrounded; but the latter has joined prince Murat, and the combined army will shortly give them battle. The Russian army is commanded by the general in chief Von Bennigsen, and consists of ten divisions, or upwards of 200,000 men, which will be joined in a fortnight by Hetsmann Platou, with 20 pieces of riding artillery, and 30,000 Cossacks. Position of the ten divisions of the army:

1. General Von Essen, with 40,000 men, stands near Brochi and Wissocki, in Macomiecki, New East Prussia.

2. Major-general Sedmoratzkv, with

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According to some reports, for the veracity of which we cannot, however, altogether vouch, a large corps of Cossacks and Calmucks is shortly to come from Pillau, through the district of Dantzic, to act against the insurgents."

The counsellor Theveust writes as follows to the government of Dantzic. His dispatch s dated Marienwerder, January 27:

On the 24th and 25th of January, two actions took place at Mohringen, in which the divisions of Ney and Bernadotte were almost destroyed or dispersed, and the remains of the latter officer's corps is cut off. Murat is wounded and taken, Bernadotte severely wounded, Rapp killed, and ge neral Fourbier made prisoner.

Bonaparte is ill at Warsaw of a nervous fever. The Polish insurgents are in a wretched condition. The contributions of Elbing, amounting to sixty thousand crowns, are re-taken at Monringen, with the entire equipage of Bernadotte.

The first are at Marienwerder; the Russians are at Culm; the blockade of Graudentz is raised; the bridge of Thorn has been carried away by the ice, which renders the passage of the French across the Vistula very difficult. 'Lannes has lost both his legs; 6,000 French are killed. and 4,000 wounded.

and the Greek Stephani Alexandrake, have passed through this city, on their way to Holland, from whence they will continue their journey to England.

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All that we have advanced relative to the rupture between Russia and the Porte is confirmed by official letters received by the Turkish minister in this city. The Greek courier, and the Tartar, have brought dispatches respecting this event to M. D'Argiropolo, and stare, that besides the troops on the shores of the Danube, which are very numerous, the grand vizier himself will soon join them with a respectable force.

Vienna, Feb. 4. The court gazette of this day contains the following article, under the head Turkey:

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'On the 224 December, the declaration of war by the Sublime Porte against Russia took place: the gates of Constantinople were in consequence shut for some days.-Since the sur-. render of Belgrade, nothing of importance has passed between the Turks and the Servian insurgents. The report of a formal treaty of peace having been concluded between the Porte and the chiefs of the Servians is entirely unfounded. The Russian advanced guards have already approached Widdin, to which Paswan Oglou has retired. Up to the 7th of January, no action had taken place between the Turks and the Russians, neither on the Moldau nor in Wallachia; only a few straggling parties of the Ayan of Rudschuk have been repulsed and cut to pieces.'

Warsaw, Feb. 4. At the battle of Eylau, in which the French gained a complete victory, his imperial majesty commanded in person. The victory was so much the more brilliant, as the Russians fought with obstinacy. One of the emperor's adjutants is killed, and marshals Lannes and Augereau are

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Dantzic, Jan. 31. A battle has taken place between the French and the combined Russian and Prussian armies, near Mohringen and Saalfeld; besides 4,000 prisoners, the French have lost 6,000 killed and wounded, The corps of marshals Ney and Bernadotte may be considered as cut off, or dispersed and destroyed. The Prussians have entered Marienwerder. Murat and Bernadotte are said to be severely wounded, and Bonaparte himself is sick at Warsaw of a nervous fever. Graudentz has been blockaded by Hessian and Darmstadt troops, but they had been forced to fly with loss. The Rusians are said to be in Cum; the French will find some difficulty in -crossing the Vistula with their cannons and baggage. The bridge at Thorn is said to be carried away by the ice. This gives room to hope great things, but no decisive battle has taken place as yet. We should hope the French right wing will not be able to retrieve the bad situation of the left. The most authentic accounts state the insurgents to be 14,0co men, under Dombrowski; they are ill armed, and look miserably. Krigsrath Peyelin, who had been cornmissioner to the Russian army, accounts for Buxhovden not supporting Bennigsen at Pultusk, in the following way: Kaminskoy, who left Pultusk on the morning of the battle, wrote to Buxhovden, before departing, that ail was lost, and advised him to make the best retreat he could immediately. Upon this, Buxhovden, who was advancing, halted, and commenced his retreat. Kaminskoy is grown insane, of which the foregoing is a proof. Buxhovden has since been recalled, and Bennigsen commands in chief."

6 Warsan, Feb. 2. The emperor continues his short excursions. Yesterday he passed the night at Willenberg, and

obic morning he left it avain

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The Russians, on this occasion, lost 3,000 men. The Russian fleet, which appeared in the Black Sea, it is said, is destined to occupy the mouth of the Danube.

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Thorn, Feb. 14. Marshal Lefevre attacked general Roquette on the 11th of February, at Marienwerder. The latter had seven squadrons of cavalry, one battalion of infantry, and four pieces of cannon.. The enemy was routed at all points, and pursued, sword in hand, more than four leagues. The road was covered the whole way with dead and wounded. General Roquette was indebted for his escape to the swiftness of his horse. Banks of the Main, Feb. 14. The Russian empire having put the whole of its forces in motion, in the French empire, and in the states of its allies, dispositions have been made which are not less formidable. No French army was ever seen in the field so strong as the present is about to be made. The new conscription has been attended with the greatest success, and the troops are incessantly matching towards the army. At first 20,000 men were destined to form the army of reserve, but by a new order, this plan has been changed, and all these troops will join the grand army. All the states of the confederation of the Rhine are obliged to have their contingents always compiete, and it is said that ia case of necessity they will be obliged to furnish the one-half of them to the French army. It is asserted also, that Naples and Switzerland, in capacity of allies of France, must send troops into the field; and that the kingdom of Naples alone will furnish an army of 30,000

men.

Warsaw, Feb. 14. The battle of Eylau lasted from eight in the morning till six in the evening. The combined Russian and Prussian army first began the engagement with three French divisions, which, on this occasion, added fresh laurels to those they had already acquired. Afterwards the divisions of Nev and Soult likewise took the most

were extended on the field. The imperial guard, in particular, made a horrid carnage. The emperor's adjutant, general Corbineau, was killed by a cannon ball. Marshal Augereau is wounded in the arm. The division of marshal Lannes, who was personally engaged, and was slightly wounded, is now commanded, in the vicinity of Ostrolenka, by general Savary

Vienna, Feb. 18. From Wallachia we learn, that a corps of Russians that had passed the Danube, near Widdin, were joined by the troops under Czerni Georges.

Letters from the Turkish frontiers confirm the report that Passwan Oglou had died, in consequence of a disorder.

Berlin, Feb. 18. The Telegraph of to-day contains as follows:- Although the following letter, dated from PrusStan Eylau, on the 9th of February, at five in the evening, was written carlier than the intelligence we gave yesterday, yet we cannot refrain from communicating it to our readers, as it comes from a celebrated warrior, who was an eye-witness of the battle of Eylau; we can depend upon his veracity: The battle of Eylau is one of the most remarkable events of the war. The Russian army suffered a most dreadful disaster. They passed the whole night without being able to concentrate, and they are a march distance before us. They lost from 40 to 45 pieces of cannon, at least 18 standards, 10 or 12,000 prisoners, and 10,000 wounded. To state their whole loss at 30,000 men would be rather to lessen than to magnify.'

Altona, Feb. 20. We are assured that her majesty the queen of Prussia is expected at Schlusselburg, from whence she will go to St. Petersburgh; it is said that the palace of Catherinthal is ready to receive her.

Banks of the Elbe, Feb. 23. The late actions up to the 8th inst. on the theatre of war, now transferred from Poland to East Prussia, have taken place within an extent of 12 German miles. The French army has made a movement

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