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W. M. T.

O'er these anl many a tale of real woe. So canst thou move the breast whate'et. The tear of sympathy will ever flow; thy theme, Yet still, o fiction equal is thy swav, Or Nature's charms, or Love's delight Equal the pow'r of thy enchanting lay! ful dream ;

The throb of anguish, haggard Misery's For see we not in Wieland's glowing sigh, strain, *

The tale of terror, or the song of joy, In gorgeous panoply the warrior-train, Each varying passion of the human See youthful Huon trace the desarts soul hoar,

We fécl, O Fiction! 'neath thy wild And meet on Libanon's unculturid

controul ! Where, by a tyrant's rage, his footsteps Anno ætatis 17.

bend, His love Amanda, Sherasmin his friend? And feel we not cach pang his hero

feels, As, with a Milton's pow'r, the bard reveals

· Wed not for wealth without love ; 'tis The lovers torn by Passion's direst pains?

gaudy slavery ; - nor for love without And own, as flow' the fancy-breathing competence; 'lis two-fold misery.'. (Whilst admiration brightens thro' the

TO *** tear) His matchless prowess and her faith FAREWELL! farewell! we part for sincere ?

ever! Yes, yes, O Fiction, equal is thy sway, And does affection end in this? Equal the pow'r of thy enchanting lay? Must we at last so coldly sevėr?

And vanish all our dreams of bliss ? How glows the sensate bosom as we gaze

Yes, yes, alas! it must be so, On the blue hill, or green-wood's tan

Tho' 'tis to me a pang severe ; gled maze,

Tho' oft I breathe the sigh of woe, The silent vale, the mountain's craggy

And shęd full oft the sorrowing tear.», side, The foaming cataract's impetuous tide,

Yet still it must be, you and I
The verdant plain where stands the Tho' many a Aagging hour must Ay

Were never destin'd for each other; humble slied Neach which Content untroubled lays

E're I so well can love another. her head,

For oh! I lov'd thee, fondly lord The fields of waving grain, the azure Thy dewy lip, tlry eye's soft languish; skies,

And once thy look

my

soul had inova On Nature's various beauties as they rise! With throbbing joy, or paneless anYet.e'en to these can Fiction lend a

guish. charin, By her enhanc'd, they can the bosom And many a happy hour we've known warın,

Whilst in each other's arms reclining; Till, with an equal joy, we feel again And oft the winter's night hath flown, Each charm of Nature in the poet's I at its swiftness.e'en repining. strain.

For much too short I thought each mis Such, Fiction !. child of Fancy! such thy pow'r

Which :hus o'erflow'd with heav'nly From youth's first dawn to inanhood's

blisses, latest hour!

Yet felt . an age of rapture in it,

Whilst it was sweeten's with thy * Vide Wieland, Oberon.

kisses.

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And oft wlren closely press'd to thine, But oh! it will not, cannot be,

My soul upon thy lips hath hung, These light amours ne'er touch the And deem'd a seraph's voice divine,

heart; The Jove-taughi murm'rings of thy And still I'll fondly think on thee, tongue.

And mourn the fate that made us But when the glowing dream was over,

part.
And reason govern'd o'er my mind,
Then, then I, sorrowing, could discover And ev'ry pray'r I pour to Hear'n,
I wish'd a kindred soul retin'd.

Thy welfare shall not be forgot;

I'll ask, whate'er to me be giv'n, One who amid the vacant space

That purest joy may be thy lot : Between each flashing of desire, Could, with a fancied angel's grace, That thou may'st nieet some happier Breathe the soft lay, or sweep the youth lyre.

With heart as true as once was

mine; Who, tho’a woman in my arms,

Whose ardent love, and spotless truth, Amidst th’impassion'd hour of joy,

To life's last ebb may still be chine! Might still possess the mind's bright charms,

Bios. And beauties seen not by the eye :

June, 1807.
But 'twas not this that inade me fly thee,

Not this alone which made me prove
To thee inconstant, and deny thee
The transports of an ardent love.

SONNET XXXIX.
Oh no! but 'twas that well I knew

I ne'er was destin'd Fortune's minion,
That fiches from mè ever flew

VIRGINIA TO PAUL.
Swiftly as on the swallow's pinion.

AMID the storied hall and gorgeous And I resolv'd thou ne'er should'st share dome, The misery which I expected,

The haunt of fortune's fav'rites cold Shouldst feed with ine on Sorrow's fare, yet gay, Be by the world like me neglected.

I think on thee my Paul! who, far

away, 'Twas these lorn sombre visions taught Thro’ the thick woods which shade our Thy lover to appear untrue,

native home, For still believe each tender thought Where with Virgivia thou wast wont His bosom feels is felt for you.

to roam,

Now sail, and solitarily dost stray: Adieu! once more; and since we part,

Ah! as thou gazest on thy devious No other maid my truth shall know,

way, But each by turis shall share the heart Upon the lonely cascade's sparkling foam Which once for thee alone did glow

Thro' which you bore me; or the I priz'd not then the glance of love

cocoa-tree; Which bean'd alike on ev'ry one,

Or many a well-known object with Nor could the sigh of softuess more,

whose sight Unless 'twas breath'd for me alone;

Ideas of Virginia must unite,

Thinkst thou on me Puli-1 oft think But now I'll wildly rove around,

on thee; Now flirt with that, and now with Nor wealth, nor pow'r, nor threats of this,

friends unkind, And 'mid these wand'rings may be Shall ever chase thine image from my drown'ai

mind The throbbing dream of former bliss!

W. M.T.

FOREIGN NEWS.

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Madrid, Nov. 2.

factors, whose imprisonment I have orON the 30th of 'last month the fol- dered ; as also the arrest of my son at lowing decree, addressed to the governor his residence. This is an additional agof the council ad interim, was issued gravation of the affliction I labour unfrom the palace of San Lorenzo : der; but however painful to my feelC. R.

ings, it must be subinitted to, as it is of •God, who watches over his crea

the utmost importance to the supprestures, does not permit the consumma

sion of such a conspiracy. At the saine tion of atrocious deeds, when the in

time that I direci the publication of tended victims are innocent. Thus His

this affair to my subjects, I cannot omnipotence has saved me from the

avoid expressing to them the regret by niost unheard-of catastrophe. My peo

which I am agitated; but that regret ple, my subjects, all know my Christi

will be alleviated by the demonstrations anity and settled habits. They all love

of their loyalty. me, and I receive from all of them

• You will take the proper measures

to have this decree circulated in due proofs of their veneration-such as a

form. conduct of a parent calls for from his

• CHARLES R.' children. I lived persuaded of this felicity, and devoted to the repose of my By command of his majesty, I family, when an unknown hand dis

transmit this decree to your excellency, covered the most atrocious and unheard

in order that it may be duly promulof conspiracy, which was carried on in

gated. my own palace, against my person. My Signed by the ministers, and adlite, which has so often been in danger, dressed to all viceroys, &c. &c.' was too long in the eyes of my successor, Nov.5. This day the king addressed who, infatuated by prejudice, and alie

the following decree to the vernor ad nated from every principle of Christi interim of the couticil of Castile :-anity that my paternal care and love had taught him, had entered into a pro

• The voice of Nature unnerves the ject to dethrone me. Informed of this, arm of vengeance, and when the of. I thought proper to inquire personally fender's want of consideration pleads into the truth of the faci, and surprising for pity, a father cannot refuse listening him in my room, I found in his posses to his voice. My son has already des sion the cipher of his correspondence, clared the authors of that horrible plan and of the instructions he had received which had been suggested by the evilfrom the vile conspirators:

minded. He has laid open every thing • In consequence of this discovery, I in a legal form, and all'is- exacily conimmediately convoked the governor and sistent with those proofs that are recouncil, in order that they might make quired by the law in such caoes. His the necessary inquiries; and the result confusion and repentance have dictated has been the detection of several male- the remonstrances which he had ad. VOL. XXXVIII.

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dressed to me, and of which the follow were thrown by my first decree; for ing are the chief :

in that they saw the danger of their • Sire and Father,

sovereign and their father, who loves

them as his own children, and by "I am guilty of failing in my duty to whom he is beloved. your majesty: I have failed in obedience to my father and iny king. I

(Signed) · D. Bartholome Munoz.' ought to do nothing without your ma . By the royal decree of the 30th of jesty's cousent, but I have been sur- October, inserted in the circular letter, prised. I have denounced the guilty, which is addressed to you the 31st and beg your majesty to suffer your re of the same month, his majesty has pentant son to kiss your feet.

deigned to make known to his council, St. Laurent, Nóv. 5. • Ferdinand'

that his august person, thanks to the • Madam and Mother,

assistance of God, has been delivered I sincerely repent of the great fault from the catastrophe which threatened which I have committed against the it. king and queen, my father and mother!

« On this subject the council has With the greatest submission I beg proposed to his majesty to allow it, as your pardon, as well as for my obstinacy well as all the people and coinmunities of in denying the truth the other night.

the kingdom, to return thanks for this For this cause, I heartily entreat your favour to the Omnipotent, by a solemn majesty to deign to interpose your me

festival. His majesty having deigned to diation between my father and me, that

consent to the wish of his council, has he may condescend to suffer his repent

resolved to give it immediate execution, ant son to kiss his feet.

and has determined to give the necessary • St. Laurent, Nov.5. • Ferdinand.' orders for such a festival in the capital

and its dependencies. In consequence of these letters, and This order of council, with a view the entreaty of the queen, ny well-be- to its due execution, is hereby commuloved spouse, I forgive my son; and he nicated to you M.M. the archbishops, shall recover my favour as soon as his bishops, prelates, seculars, and regulars conduct shall give proofs of a real of the holy churches, desiring you to amendment in lis proceedings. I or- acknowledge to me the receipt of the dain also, that the same judges who

present decree. have heard this cause from the com

Madrid, Nov. 3, 1807. mencement, shall continue the process ; ' and I allow them to conjoin others, as

(Signed) •D. B. Munoz.' colleagues, if they shall find occasion. Frankfort, Nov.5. We have received I enjoin them, as soon as it shall be fi from several places the important news nished, to submit to me their judgment, that the emperor Alexander has assured which shall be conformable to law, ac the king of Denmark, that he would cording to the magnitude of offences, employ all the means in his power to and the quality of offenders. They force England to give the crown of ought to take for a basis, in reducing Denmark reparation and satisfaction the heads of the accusation, the answers for the crying injustice she has done it. given by the prince to the interrogato Bayonne, Nov.6. All the letters rerics which he has undergone ; they are ceived from Spain vary respecting the copied, and signed by his own hand, as details of the conspiracy discovered at well as the papers also in his writing, Madrid—but they confirm the existence which were seized in his bureaus. The of it. If we may credit private accounts, klecision shall be communicated to my the king of Spain, after the execution of councils, and to my tribunals, and be the measures ordered against the heir to circulated among my subjects, in order the crown, convoked a grand council, that they may acknowledge my com at which he exposed the motives which passion and my justice, and may alle had led to this act of just severity-He viate the affliction into which they declared that the examination of the pa

pers found at the prince's had furnished seem to think he will go first to Bouriou clear a proof of his son's correspond-deaux; other: persist in considering the ence with his enemies.—This declara- journey to Italy as certain. But the em tion was proclaimed at Madrid, and peror does not disclose his secrets, and sent into the provinces, where it has we shall probably not know where he is produced the deepest sensation. gone till after he has set off. Dresden, Nov. 6. Nothing positive

Paris, Nov. 14. In the Moniteur of is known here, or even in Russia, of to-day is contained the following intelthe actual relations between that

ligence :

-The ratification of a con

power and England; it is reported, however, vention which has been concluded bethat the British government has given

tween France and Austria, took place to the cabinet of Petersburg, the posi

on the 10th at Fontainbleau, between tive assurance that it has no hostile in- M. de Champagny, and M. Von Mettentions against it; but it is added, ternich. In conformity with this conthat the court of Russia has demanded vention, the fortress of Brannau is to be restitution of the Danish fleet; and yielded up by France to Austria before that the emperor Alexander 'insists the roth of December. The province upon England consenting at length to

of Montfalcan is ceded by the emperor re-establish a maritime peace upon just of Austria; and the boundary between and solid bases. Lord Leveson Guwer the kingdom of Italy and the Austrian has not yet quitted Petersburgh, and states, is to be the sale of Isonzo. By has lately sent to London an iinportant

these

arrangenents, all impediments in note delivered to him by the minister the way of the execution of the treaty for foreign affairs; which contains de- of Presburg are entirely removed. mands relative to this subject.

Nov. 15. To-day letters have been

received from Bayonne which appear to Banks of the Maine, Nov.7. They confirm the intelligence of a conspiracy write from Vienna that a convention in Madrid. It is asserted that the has been concluded between the impe- prince of Asturias (the prince royal of rial courts of France and ours, accord. Spain), together with a considerable ing to which Austria cedes the territory number of persons of distinction, among of Gorz and Gradisca, as far as Isanzo, whom were the duke de l'Infantado, to the kingdom of Italy; and keeps, on

and the viceroy de Painpelune, have the other hand, the fortress of Brannau.

been arrested. The 10th of November is fixed upon, Nov. 16. The English general Moore for the ratification of the above conven embarked at Messina with seven regition.

ments of infantry. The convoy was Nov. 11. Count Orlow, admiral in dispersed by a tempest on the 26th of the imperial Russian service, passed on October. -A ship of war and several the 8th instant through Augsburg, on

transports perished on the coast of his way to Paris.

Sicily The Erlangen Gazette contains the

An article frem Madrid of the 1st following article: The negotiations between France says, the prince of Asturias has been

arrested.--Yesterday all the members of and Austria were brought to a conclu- the different councils were invited to sion at Fontainbleau, on the 13th Oc- assemble at the place of their meeting, tober, and all matters in dispute are

to hold an extraordinary sitting: -A completely settled between the two proclamation was read, which had been courts; and couriers are said to have issued by his catholic majesty. In the been sent, both to Brannau and Silesia, night of the 31st of Ociobér the cap, with orders for the French troops to re

tain-general of Madrid proceeded wiih turn to France.

a detachment of infantry, to the palace Fontainbleau, Nov. 14. His imperial of Infantado, and desired to speak with majesty is expected to leave this place on the Duke-he was answered, that the the moih, but it is not known where he duke was gone away-Seals were put is going. Since yesterday some persons upon his papers.'

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