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ing lay,

She pictures not his breast with anguish Butoh be thine to feel the raptur'd song, torn,

Be thine the poet's soul ! Be thine the The prey of sorrosv, cold neglect, and poet's tongue ! scorn;

To virtue strung the lyre its simplest She tells of humble scenes, yet still in strain, spires

Its untaught warblings are not formid Thy soul with higher hopes, and proud in vain! desires ;

Be thine the bliss unknown to sordid Oh shun her barren path, and be it thine souls, To seek of wealth the ever teeming The wild-wove dream that round the mine!

minstrel rolls ! With it thou'lt purc use honour, lux'ry, Let deeds of high emprize thy lay inease,

spire, Each charın which life amidst its power To Liberty and Truth devoted be thy to please

lyre, Can give; then shun yon syren's 'witch- And thou, O youth, shalt see again

My visionary forin! shalt see decreed And seek of wealth the gem-bespangled When manhood breathesa bolder strain, wav!

The poet's best reward, the deathless This, this be thine! wish not the poct's ineed!' name!

She ceas'd : she fled : again I sighing Nor tempt the dangerous path which

sought · leads to fame!'

The noisy town; but soon her sooth'Twas thus Experience sang: the Muse ing tone, arose,

By Memory cherish'd, check'd each Whilst flashes anger from her spark

murm'ring thought; ling eyes,

It bid me sigh no inore at Fortune's And in her bosom indignation glow's,

frown, • Fly far from hence, mean grov'lling But look to higher hopes, to joys refind, wretch,' she cries;

Unknown but to th’enthusiast's glowNor damp the ardours of the youthful ing mind; mind!

It bid me tow'r above the sordid'crew, To dull oblivion be thy strain consign'd, Who to the shrine of Mammon boud And lost the lore that deadens joung Nor know the sacred hour, unfelt but

their view, desire!' But thou, O youth! to higher hopes asa

by the few! pire,

W. X. T. 'Be thine the sensate breast, be shine the

golden lyre! : Yes, tho' the sons of Prudence chide,

STANZAS Tho' Fully's senseless crowd derile

Addressed to a Lady who wished ket Thy wild desires, and simple plea Son had a Genius for Poetry.

sures, Yet to the mind which owns my sway,

OH wish it not! To many a kindred bojom, they That, fraught with Poesy's bright fire, Are dearer than the world's vain trea- Thy son lolov'd should sweep the lyre : sures.

Should form its sounds to Rapture's lay

In frolic Fancy's measures gay,
They cannot feel my strains divine,
They cannot feel the glowing line

Or bid the piteous tale of woe Where Fancy's visions rise in words In tender cadence sadly flow, that brcathe;'

Oh wish it not!
They dream not of the poet's joy, For tho''tis truc it has the pow'r
They never felt the rising sigh

To chase Misfortune's heavy hour, To build a deathless name, to snatch Can many a bliss supreme impart the fadeless wreath!

That never warm'd the selfish heart,

FOREIGN NEWS.

St. Petersburgh, Aug. 22. ria, but they will also occupy all the GENERAL Benigsen is expected ports in the ecclesiastical states, in here.

order to cut off all communication of Three days ago the treaty of peace the English with Italy. According to : concluded between Russia and France the most recent intelligence from Rome, ; was notified to the diplomatic court by Civita Vecchia is already occupied by: the minister for foreign affairs; and the French troops. day before yesterday M. Lesseps, the, Trieste, Sept. 4. The fate of Ragusa accredited French Charge d'Affaires to is decided. General Marmont arrived , this court, had his audience of intro- in that city on the 14th ult. immediduction in that capacity of his imperial ately assembled the members of the majesty

government, and acquainted them that Venice, Aug. 23. On the 7th inst., the republic of Ragusa now belonged to the French from Dalmatia took pos France, and that it, as well as Dalmasession of Cattaro, Castel Nuoro, and tia, should be henceforth united with the other forts at the mouth of the Cat

the kingdom of Italy. This informataro; and the Russian garrison there tion caused great joy to all the inhabitembarked for Corfu.

ants, and particularly the commercial The Republic of the Seven Islauds part of them. General Lauriston is apwill be taken possession of by the pointed governor of Ragusa, and of the French ; for in the beginning of the whole of Albania. present month all the vessels at Otranto The disagreeable intelligence has and the other Neapolitan ports on the reached us that the English, who for, Adriatic Sea, were put in requisition to this fortnight have left our coasts, have convey French troops to Corfu.-Ham- taken 13 vessels from Cattaro, Corfu,, turghi Correspondenten, Sept. 11. Zante, &c. bound for this port, and

Home, Aug. 22. A great number laden with oil, wine, raisins, and other of French troops are marching from commodities of the Levarit. They ada Upper Italy to the kingdom of Naples, rance, as a pretence for this violence, whence it is concluded that an attack that since Cattaro, and the republic of on the island of Sicily is not far distant. the Seven Islands have been taken posThe court of Palermo has, in conse session of by the French, they must quence, by way of precaution, already treat them as hostile territories. removed its treasury and other valuables Milan, Sept. 5. Hopes are entera to Malta.

tained here that we shall see the emMilan, Aug. 24. Cattaro and its peror and king Napoleon, in the course territory having been given up to the of this Autumn, in Italy, and preparaFrench, it will be immediately organ- tions are already made for his reception ized according to the laws of the king in Venice and other places. It is said dom of Italy. It will also be more that arrangements of the utmost imstrongly fortified

portance will be made, during his stay Bologna, Sept. 4. The French have in this country. not only entered the kingdom of Etrus" Stralsund, Sept. 6. Yesterday gener

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ral baron Von Toll, who has the com- took possession of the citadel and dockmand of the Swedish troops in the yards. Proclamations, proving the island of Rugen, capitulated.

necessity of tranquillity and order were The French will take possession of read and distributed. ---Copenhagen Gathe island on the oth instant. The zette. king of Sweden, it is understood, has Banks of the Main, Sept. 19. Publeft Rugen.

lic papers contain the following article Besides the island of Rugen, all the from "Riga :-- The Russian troops Swedish islands on the German coast who, after the conclusion of peace, of the Baltic are included in the capi- were to return into the interior, have tulation. The number of Swedish troops received an order to halt, and now oron the island of Rugen is estimated at dered to march to the coast of the Bal14 thousand men.

tic, the whole extent of which is threatAccording to some accounts his Swe- ened by the English.' dish majesty left Rugen for Sweden on Augsburgh, Sept. 18. From Vienna the 5th instant.

of the 10th, we learn, that according to The preparations of the French to the Military Almanack, just published, take possession of the island of Rugen the following is a correct statement of are carried on in the most active man

the Austrian army: ner, they have already collected about The archduke Charles, Generalis300 vessels.

simo; six field marshals; 33 generals Copenhagen, Sept. 8. Last Wednes-, of cavalry, infantry, &c. ; 121 lieuday evening the enenıy commenced a tenant field-marshals; and 251 majormost tremendous bombardment against generals, including pine grand crosses, the West and North parts of the town.

and 241 commanders and knights of the It is calculated that upon an average order of Maria Theresa. The infantry 2,500 shells, fire-balls, fire-rockets, and consists of 6.3 regiments of the line ; one red-hot balls, were ihrown into the regiment of jagers, and 17 frontier regi. place ; many persons were wounded, ments, infantry and cavalry ; eight regi. and in upwards of thirty places the ments of cuirassiers ; six of dragoons ; town was set on fire, but the confla- six of light horse; 12 of hussars, and gration got under by the exertions of three Uhlans; besides four regiments of the firemen. On 'Thursday the enemy's artillery. batteries were almost silent, but the Private letters from Leghorn say, the bombardment re-coinmenced on Friday entrance of the French was so sudden with the utmost fury : in the evening into that city, on the 28th of August, the timber-yard was set on fire ; a small that though they had been marching all powder magazine of our battery in that might, nobody knew of the circumstance place being blown up, it became neces till they arrived. Their number has sary to abandon the battery ; at the since been increased 10 6000, and genesame time several places in the Westral Dumoulin is commander-in-chief. and North-West parts of the town were French commissaries arrived at the same on fire. The steeple of the chnrch of time with them, who immediately laid our Lady tras in a blaze, and fell down, every ship in the harbour under an emunder continued shouts and huzzas of bargo, in order to seek for English goods. the enemy's troops, and from want of The merchants and factors all through water the fire spread through Peter- Etruria have also been called upon to North, Kannike-Fiol, Skider-Skinder, give an account of the English goods in and several other streets

. The fire raged heir possession. The English at Legwith anabated fury Saturday and Sun- horu will sustain an incalculable loss, day, and ceased yesterday in the Land as by means of neutrals, they have for market, after Rose-street, North-street, some years past carried on a trade all Gertrude-street, and several others, had Over Italy. been reduced to ps of ashes. Yes Augsburgh, Sept. 18. Letters from terday at noon a capitulation was con the North of Germany of the beginning cluded, and in the afternoon the enemy of this month say, that the troops naa

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der the prince of Ponte Corvo have ta- cy, may decline the exaction of his deken a fised position. The right wing mand, seeing that England would be of his corps is in and about Lubeck, to benefited by the emigration of the court the eastward. The Spanish troops are to the Brazils, and which otherwise mostly concentrated about Hamburgh, will most certainly be the case. and forms the centre. The left wing, General Junot had not arrived at composed of Hollanders, is between the Lisbon on the 24th, but an extraordiElbe and the Weser. The whole make nary courier had brought dispatches a total of about 40,000 men ; but when froin Paris and a letter to the Prince this army is to act, is uncertain.

Regent, written by the hand of BonaParis, Sept. 29. The Russian Em- parte. Lord Strangford, on the follow, peror has sent the Emperor Napolean ing morning, had an interview with the iwo pelisses of great value.

prince: after which a report was circu. Among other persons of rank here is lated that affairs wore a more pleasant the prince bishop of Liege, and the appearance. The fact is, that a council Persian officer Jussuf Bey.

was soon after summoned for the purLislon, Scpt.25. The people con- pose of deliberating on the dispatches, tinue in the most alarming state of su and to decide on a categorical answer to spense. Never was the fate of a country the demands, but the discussions on the more seriously at stake. The Prince Re- subject bad not been divulged at the gent bad resolved, should Bonaparte put departure of the packet. his threat of invasion into execution, to • The five regiments of troops are all embark for the Brazils, rather than sub- newly clothed, and ordered to be in reamit to his demands, and shut the ports diness at an hour's notice. The officers against British commerce. Most of our commanding them had received orders ships are getting ready with the greatest to join without delay, and such as expedition ever known in this country; should not make their appearance by a the people are at work night and day, certain time, were to be dismissed the and do not relax in their exertions on service, or declared invalid, and others Sundays.

appointed in their stead. • The gorernment is continually press Mr. Gambier, the consul from Eng ing for the army and navy; strings of land, is arrived ; his presence prove! pressed men are passing hourly into the highly gratifying to the merchants who arsenal, to embark on board such ships compose the British factory. At the as are ready to drop down to Belim in a end of a few days he informed several day or two. Many large Brazil vessels of the merchants that the Portuguese are detained for use, in case of need; government would be found true in its and two Indiamen, that arrived last faith to Great Britain; but, on the subweek, have been ordered not to dis- ject of commerce, he was to have a forcharge their cargoes.

mal interview with the factory on the Every, preparation is making at Pe- 25th. nichia, where the prince and royal fa · The Albion cutter has arrived in mily are with the troops, and part of the Tagus, with dispatches from the the nobility intend, in case of extremi- Britishgovernment, which added to those ties, to quit their country. Five regi- sent out by the Walsingham packet, ments have already marched there, and have had ihe effect of renewing the hare forirarded 160 pieces of cannon : confidence of all classes of people. part of the treasure has also been sent to Gottenlurgh, Sept. 25. We bave Penichia. The einbargo on all Portu- taken Flekoe, in Norway, by storm; guese vessels continues in France. No the barbour is a very fine one, and very business of any kind is doing here. No safe for our ships to take shelter' in. credit or faith to any extent is observed in blowing up the fortifications we lost between man and man. It is conjec- a lieutenant and font moti. The meg. tured, that by these extraordinary exer senger Parsons arrived yesterday from tions, Bonaparte, from motives of poli- Vienna, but brings no news,

HOME NEWS.

London, Sept. 91.

day the Lord Mayor, in his state care ON Friday morning, at eight o'clock, riaze, preceded by the city officers, the corning-house of the powder-mills went in procession to Guildhall, atat Feversham blew up with a dreadful tended by the late sheriffs in their state explosion ; six men and three horses carriages, for the purpose of swearing were at work in it at the time; they all the new sheriffs, who came to Guild." perished in a miserable manner, and hall at one o'clock, in their elegant presented a spectacle frightful to behol3. new state carriages, preceded by two Three of the men were literally blown bands of music, and men bearing flags to pieces ; a head here, an arm there, belonging to the Stationers and Drapers and a leg in some distant part from the Companies. When the sheriffs were Test! Their relatives and friends ga- leaving their carriages the bands played thered the scattered members, and car Gorl sare the king'. Mr. Philips ried them away in baskets. The six carriage is a very neat light chariot, unfortunate men have left wires and with glasses all round ; the body of the children. The quantity of powder in carriage is painted a deep crimson, and the corning-mill was considerable. By a rich gold and white leaf, pricked bore what accident the powder took fire is der, with medallions on the panneis, not known. A similar misfortune hap- most beautifully executed, representing pened to the powder-mills at that place the stern of a ship, on which is Comm the summer of 1802.

merce, with four small figures, repreScpt. 22. On Saturday about three senting the four quarters ef the globe, o'clock, a fine vessel, which has for and a larger figure representing the some years been on the stocks, was City of London; the hammer-cloth is launched from Dedman's yard at Dept- very splendid; it is a rich crimson relford, in presence of a numerous assem vet drapery over an oranze ground, with blage of naval officers, officers of the the Ciy arms embroidered in gold on clock-yard, commissioners of the navy, the drapery; the carriace was drawn by

She is called the Sultan, and is two beautiful black Arabian horses, pierced for 74 guns, but her aclmcasure- richly caparisoned with white and ment is far superior to that of any ship orange festoonul rosettes, the servants of that rate at present in the British livery is orange, with broad silver lace, service. She went off in fine style ; large cocked hats, witlı orange feathers some boats, in which were several lalies round, and orange cockades, elged with and gentlemen, were ncarly filled with silver fringe. Mr. Smith's carriage was the swell

, but no more injury than a also very much admired; the body of good splashing took place. By some the carriage is of gold, enamelled with injudicious management the pole on a fancy border, and medallions on the which the standard was hoisted fell by pannels; the horses were decorated the board, but did no person any injury. with festoons of crimson and white ri

Sept. 29.-At twelve o'clock yester- bands; the servants' liveries were white

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