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With strength and honour she herself arrays,
Since we, alas! are doom'd to part;
Or with such terrors tright thy heart weil
Absence can only for a while Rich in good works, her children call her
Compel the anxious breast to sigh; bless'd;
Its tears will soon become a smile, And thus her husband speaks his inmost And every scene of sorrow tly.
breast : • To Eve's fair daughters various virtues fall,
What though o'er bursting waves I roll, • But thou, lov'd charmer, hast excell'd them
And tempt the horrors of the main; all."
The Poreer that can those waves control Smiles oft are fraudful, beauty soon decays,
Will give me to thy arms again.
F. F. And never, never leave thee more.
THE PEASANT'S DEATH;
Or, a Visit to the House of Mourning:
THIS poor man, lifting up his death-dimm'd A tiny modicum of praise,
Of those he law'd to take a farewel view, Sincerely shed by you, Is balmy life to dying lays
And giving them, by faith, to God on high,
Finds in his soul more satisfaction true
Than if he saw with every wind that blew, Then pr'ychee render not the line
Wafted for them, the wealth of Asia's shores; That's fawning, to decoy;
Than if he left them crowns, or rich Peru For all Olympian deen’d are thine,
Were opening vast her subterranean doors, And thou the Muses' boy.
For them th' astonish'd world to heap with all Spalding, Sopt. 1), 1806. STELLA.
To treat his own, despising nature's tie;
Nor raving, rapt, enthusiast t' expect Sung by Braham (accompanying himself on A miracle from Heaven for their supply
the piano-forte) in tbe new opera of FALSE No, no; a dew that moistens either eye, ALARMS, or My Cousin,
The heavy sigh he labours to suppress, SAID a Smile to a Tear,
While stretching forth his feeble hand to
dry On the cheek of my dear,
The stream of grief that flow's on every face, And beam'd like the
sun in spring weather; In sooth, lovely Tear,
Compassion, love sincere, and deep regret,
confess. It strange must appear, That we should be both here together. • My lovely stock! he cries, 'for whom e'en
toil I came from the heart,
Was sweet at morn, at noon, or twilight A soft balm to impart
grey, To yonder sad daughter of grief. 'And I, said the Smile,
If still I found you, with complacent smile That heart now beguile,
Around me gather'd at the close of day;
Oft, while the silent hours have wing'd Since you gave the poor mourner relief.
Oh! then said he Tear
'Milan, Dec. 1.
receive in return a country much more HAVING been apprised of the importo important, and which she has seen for ant resolution of his mojesty the emperor upwards of sixty years in the hands of Napoleon to declare the British islands another pouver, and that with particular in a state of blockade, we have already regret. "The cession of Salzburg and raken our measures relative to bills of the Innviertal to Bavaria is no longer exchange, &c. Of course the sending insisted upon. In the mean while it is of unwrought silk from Lombardy to clear, that the negociations carrying on England is stopped for the present. at Vienna are of the highest importance. We are, however, much afraid that Couriers are continually arriving; and bills of exchange for this article will not MM. Andreossy and Durand have be accepted.
very frequent conferences with count St. Petersburgb, Dec. 2. On the 28th Stadion. of November field marshal count Ka. Frontiers of Saxony, Dec. 9. In the menskoy set out for the army from this fortress of Glogau, which surrendered city.
after a bombardment of a few hours to There is a stagnation in trade, on the Wurtemburgh troops, under general two accounts, the interruption of the Vandamme, the French found 200 pieces navigation, and the present state of po. of cannon; the garrison, consisting of litical affairs. An Ukase of the 11th 4000 men, are prisoners of war, and of November has been signed by his will be sent to France. imperial majesty, which orders a levy The emperor Napoleon has reviewed of 'four recruits out of every five hun. the corps of marshal Soult before Posen. dred souls all through the empire. Se. The other corps of the French army veral conditions are annexed to this are expected before that town, on theic order, to render the service as easy as way to Warsaw, where the grand duke possible.
of Berg already is, with his van-guard, Berlin, Dec. 6. The head quarters having entered it on the retreat of the of his majesty the emperor and king are Russians. The emperor intends to go at present at Posen, and the Prussians, to Warsaw as soon as the troops have who appeared in small numbers at Ware taken the positions assigned to them. saw, must have repassed the Vistuls. The army supports itself on the VistuThe news which have been circulated la, and the confederate Pulonese are enthat the French had experienced defeats camped at Czeskok, so as to make part are false and unfounded.
of the right wing of the army. MarFrom tbe Danube, Dec. 8. It is said shal Soule, with his corps, forms the left that a person of high rank, who enjoys wing at Bionick and Naidarzin. The the full confidence of his majesty the Russians at the date of the last accounts, emperor of Austria, will shortly set out were on the other side of the Vistula, for the French head-quarters.
and had their head quarters at Kama. The report is current, that in case of niec; so that the French army was oblithe restoration of the kingdom of Po- sed to pass the river, in order to attack land, Gallicia will be added to it. Peo. it. We wait with impatience for fresh ple insist that Austria will, in that case, intelligence. It is computed that, bem
Sides the 80,000 French tronps that ports to hinder the free trade of the have gone to Poland, 50,coo more are Baltic, to secure which, and maintain on their march thither.
the pass of the Sound, are the nbjects of Berlin, Dec. II. The last news from the above-mentioned armaments. Poland states, that the French have Accounts from Berlin of 16th Dec. occupied Praga and Thorn, and that sav : the hospitals of this place are full the Russians are retiring by forced of sick and wounded French, who arrive marches, in order to avoid an here nighely, by wazgons full, as also at gagement.
Magdeburg ; the doors of the hospitals Warsaw, Duc. 21. It is known for are closely shut, and no one allowed to certain that marshal Augereau has passed enter or come out. Contagious fevers the river Uratta. Marshal Soult passed and the whi:e Aux prevail to that degree the Vistula near Wysogrod.
among the French in Germany and General La Piesse has entered Pionsk, Poland, that thousands of them have and driven away all the enemy's parti: already fallen viims, and thousands
more will probably share the same fate. Marshal Bessieres's cavalry arrived at Their troops in Mecklenburgh, Saxo. Kikol on the 18th. The advanced guard ny, and other parrs, are also affected of this corps is at Sierpe. A good with similar discases; from Hamburgh, number of Prussian bussars are taken, Franconia, &c. a number of physicians and the right side of the Vistula is en- were in requisition, in order to be sent tirely clcared of the enemy.
to Poland, to üttempt to stop the proMarshal Ney entered Rypin on the gres of those diseases which continue 18th; he supports marshal Bessieres, to make the most dreadful ravages. and is himself supported by the corps From Russia, we learn that field marunder the prince of Punto Corvo. sha! count Kamenskoy had been investo
Marshal Kamenskoy, who is 75 yearsed with the chief command of the Rus. of age, commands the Russians. It is sian army; for which purpose he has probably owing to the experience of received the most extensive powers : This general that the Russian army has the Russian armies on the frontiers of not yet committed itself by aný rash un. Poland amount to ncar 350,000 men, dertaking.
which number will be considerably en. General Michelson, it is said, entered larged by the month of January. Jassy on the 29th inst. Bender, it is Stettin, Dec. 22. According to the said, was taken by storm, and every soul latest intelligence from Koningsverg, the put to the sword.
king continucd to retire towards the Denmark, Dec. 21. The negociations north; it is certain that his equipages opened between our court and the em- have set out for Memel. peror Napo'eon have assumed a serious Brandenburgh, Déc. 23. A traveller complexion ; considerable preparations of distinction, who has just arrived from are making in the duchies of Sleswick the head quarters of the emperor Naand Holstein, as well as in the kingdom poleon, brings the news that a decisive of Deamark. All the Danilh regiments battle was to iske piace to day or tohave received orders to hold tremselves
between the Russians and in readiness to march at a moment's no- French: every thing was ready for this tice, and cannon has been mounted on purpose; the Russians have occupied a
The French' have rebuilt the bridge constant fall of rain, as not to be capa-
gious disorders; they had crossed the Five hospitals have been established small rivers bee ween the Vistula and ar Warsaw, where Kosciusk"), who left the Bug, and taken a new position. Paris on the 13th was expelled by the The Russian army increases daily and is beginning of January, to pur himself at already immense, some statements carry the head of the Polih confedera'ion.. it as high as 500,000 men in Poland
General Benningen, with 73,000 and on the way to join them. men, retreating before the French to Field-marh | Kamenskoy is said to the Narew, destroys all the provisions, have given orders if any attack is made and takes with him all those Poles who on Russian Poland not to give any are able to serve in the army; so that quarter. The greater part of the the whale country between Praya and French troops in Silesia have been re. Parusk, on the Narew, is made a deso. called, in order to strengthen their army late Wasie; in the hospitals at Warsaw, in Polod. great numbers of soldiers and officers The accounts which have reached us are dying da:!y of the Aux and other from the Turkish Provinces in Europe, diseases, one of which is accompanied state that the Russians have occupied with a general ieprosy and ferid cflluvia not only Choczim and Jassy, but also from all parts of the body, and incura- Bender, Bucharest, and Widden, and ble.
are approaching the frontiers of DalTonningen, Dec. 30. All private maria. letters from the neighbourhood of the The last letters from Vienna anFrench armies agree in representing the nounce the arrival of ao adjutant of Niscarcity and sickness which prevail pleon, who has, it is said, demanded of amongst them to be extreme. The the emperor of Austria an explanation empress Josephine and the queen of of his views, and insisted on his declar. Holland have fled from the contagion. ing either for France'or for Russia and
General Benningsen, with 80,000 her ally, as in no case will he allow men, is near Warsaw, harassing the Austria to remain neutral. General St. French, whose misery and di'ere's give Vincent has been dispatched to the them no stomach for tighting. In truth, French head-quarters with the deterwe are assured from all quarters that the mination of the emperor. affairs of Napoleon are desperate.
In Himburgh, the members of the Denmark, Déc. 30. Since yesterday Briush factory are now without a guard; and to day various reports have been in the British property registered in the circula:ion of an action having been protocol of the French minister is con: fought between the Russian and French fiscated, and will be sent off to Menta armies in Poland, in which some siate the loss of the French at nearly thirty On the 28th inst, a violent hurricane
nenhuo near sinen
Dublin, Dec. 24.
The Revenge left the rest of the squae AN Athlone correspondent informs, dron on Tuesday last. Admiral Mure thar a notice was posted on Sunday last ray put back to St. Helen's this after. upon Dysart church, ordering that the noon; several of the ships are disabled. tithes should not be raised, and that Deal, Dec. 39. The Spitfire sloop of any person doing so should be thrashed. war has sent into the Downs a retaken
Some time ago, a party of thrashers brig, and a French lugger privateer. called at the house of a gentleman in An abstract from the Hutton's (of the neighbourhond of Edgeworthstown, Lynn) logbook, William Garland, who, on being suinmoned, went out to master, from Lynn, bound to Ports. them : they were very numerous, part. mouth, lying in the Downs : ly mounted, and accoinpanied by a pia Dec. 27. At five a. m. saw a brig per. The gentleman was requested to of war in the cast of us; fore-sail up, ask for a tune, which he wished to de- and main-topsail to the mast, having eline, but they insisted he should: he a large sloop brought to under his stern. told them the rune he would ask for be We were at this time going about five was afraid would not please them, and knots through the water, wind about called for. God Save the King,' which W. by N. the North Foreland-light was very cheerfully given. They then W.S.W. of us. At half past six a. m. said he s'ould have their tune, and they saw two sail in the S.E. which I did immcd ately struck up “Sa Vourneen not like, of course kept the ship to the Deelish' When it was finished they N.W. At this time the North Fore. tendered him the oath, which he having land-light bore of me W.N.W. about declined taking, he was then solicited four or five leagues, wind about S.W. to promise that he would not pay tithes: by W. As soon as the sails were this be al o declined, and they suffered trimmed, I made out very plain the one him to expostulate with them for some to be a lugger boarding a brig; I imme. time; and on parting he was told they diately began firing guns, and making would give him a week to consider of the signal common for an enemy heing it.--He was then desired to ask for an- near. When it was good day-light we other tune, when he repeated his demand might be about two miles from him; he for • God Save the King,' which was was then very busy in capturing and pla ed as before : they then wished him sending off the sternmost and seeward. ag d night.
most ships, and continued this as long Portsmouth, Dec. 29. Arrived the Re. as I could see him, which was till nine Venge, of 74 qu'is, sir John Gore, from o'clock, a. m. he was then boarding a conmodore Keat's squadron, off Roche- brig; and going off, the rest steering for fort. The squadron was greatly in. a port in France. It is my firm opinion jured in the late, dreadful gales; the that he took as many as he could man; Dragon was nearly lust; a providential
for after I had been under the North current of wind caught her courses Foreland some time, two brigs came up when she was within five minutes sail within hail, "hey informed me that they of the rocks; and the Foudroyant had were close by him when he went off all her 'head knees loosened; the Kent with the last vessel; myself and others also suffered the severity of the gale. kept our signals for an enemy, top