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But oh, my mafler!-(broken-shortWas every half-word now he fpoke)Severe has been thy conftant will,

And galling fure thy heavy yoke. "But yet in all my beft,' have I

Without a 'plaint my hardships bare; Rufus!-may all thy pangs be paft

Mafter!-my fufferings are no more! "A warmer couch haft thou to prefs,

Secure from cramping frosts thy fest; And could't thou beaft fo free a breast,

Thou yet might'ft die a death as fweet. "My trusty dog-that wistful look

Is all that makes my poor heart heave; "But hie thee home,-proclaim me dead, Forget to think-and ceafe to grieve." So faying, fhrunk the hapless youth,

Beneath the chilling grafp of death; And, clafping poor Tray's fhaggy neck,

Sigh'd gently forth his parting breath! His faithful, fond, fagacious dog

Hang watchful o'er his mafter's clay; And many a moan the old fool made,

And many a thing he ftrove to fay. He paw'd him with his hard-worn foot; He lick'd him with his fearce warm tongue; His cold nofe ftrove to catch his breath, Ae to his clos'd lips clofe it clung. But not a fign of lurking life

Thro' all his frame he found to creep; He knew not what it was to die,

But knew his mafter did not fleep.

For ftill had he his flumbers watch'd, Thro' many a long and difmal night; And rous'd him from his pallet hard,

To meet his tail ere morning light. And well his brain remember'd yet,

He never patter'd tow'rds his bed, Or lodg'd his long face on his cheek, But ftraight he stirr'd, or rais'd his head. Yes, he remember'd, and with tears,

His loving mafter's kind replies, When dumbly he contriv'd to fay, "The cock has crow'd! my master, rife!"

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More lovely flill, more elegant and gay. Ah! who can tell what anguish tears the breaft [he loves? Of him who mourns her abfence whom Nor night nor day' he takes his needful rest, [proves. But nameless pangs his heaving bofom Eudora! O my love! my only life! For thee I figh the livelong hours away; [hrife, Oh, let thy prefence end this doubtful That in my bolom bears a tyrant's fway!

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PRESENCE.

BUT fee! tow'rds eaft the clouds, with

ling'ring pace,

Retiring flowly 'long th' expanfive sky; While the bright blue fupplies their vacant place, [joy. And lights my heart to rural micth and With lightfome ftep Eudora now ap pears,

Beders'd by Flora in the lovelieft hues; Her prefence charms away my flavish fears,

And all my former tender joys renews. Advance, ye nymphs and fwains, without delay: [plain; The rain is gone, and dry the vernal Behold, the weltern fun, with lengthen'd ray, [wane. Reminds us that the evening's in the The flow'rs, with rain refresh'd, difpenle around

gale; Their pleafing odours to the fanning While gentle Zephyr lightly trips the ground, [inhale. And we his fweetly-fcented breath Now nameless joys fucceed my former pain, [bled foul; And pleafing hope becalms my trouNow peace refumes its wonted feat again, And no fell fears my quiet mind controul.

CANSICUS.

STANZAS

ON A WITHERED LEAF,

which was blown into the bofom of the author.

PALE, wither'd wand'rer, feck not

here

A refuge from, the boift'rous fky :This breaft affords no happier cheer

Than the rude blighting blaft you fly. Cold is the atmosphere of grief,

When ftorms affail the heaving breast. Go, then, poor exile, seek relief

Ia bofoins where the heart has reft. Or fall upon th' oblivious ground,

Where filent forrows buried lie: There reft is furely to be found

Or what, alas! to hope have I? Where, fepulchred in peace, repofe

In yender field the village dead, Go, feek a fhelter among thofe Who all their mortal tears have fhed.

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Frontiers of Suabia, August 19. On the 13th, an action took place between the republicans and the corps of the prince of Condé, which was very bloody, and ended to the disadvantage of the Condéan troops. Five hundred wounded royalifts were conveyed to the vicinity of Augsbourg. The troops of the prince of Condé have now joined the corps of general Frolich.

Cologne, August 19. M. Poiffant, commillary of the directory, has received difpatches, ordering him to fufpend all measures relative both to the organisation of the conquered countries and to the reforms of the clergy. It is evident that this order is an infallible fign of an approaching peace; at the fame time it is a proof that the VOL. XXVII.

French government do not infift upon the union of these countries.

The following were the pofitions of the Sambre and Meufe army on the 15th. The left ftretched to Pegnitz, in the direction of Steffelftein and Zellitz: the centre to the brook which has its fource in the environs of Zalinftadt, and falls into the Pegnitz above Herfpruch; the right wing was in front of Altorf, on the road to Neumark.

The letter, containing the above details, announces that general Moreau has informed general Jourdan of his having, on the 13th, beat the archduke, and forced him to abandon his pofition at Donawerth. General Ferion, on the right bank of the Danube, has been extremely fuccessful. Nuremberg, Aug. 20. There was, the day before yefterday, an action in the environs of Sulzbach. We are ignorant of the refult; but it appears to have been very serious; for, fince yesterday, more than 200 waggons of wounded have arrived here. It is faid that the Auftrians drew the French into a valley, where they were expofed to a tremendous fire of grape fhot; the imperial cavalry charged them seven times.

We have juft received accounts that yefterday afternoon, at three o'clock, the French, after a heavy cannonade, entered the town of Amberg.

Yefterday evening we completed the payment of the first part of our contribution of two and an half millions of livres. The greateft order and trans quillity prevail in this city; and it is only by the march of the troops and the requifitions, that we know the country to be the theatre of war. This city is likewife to furnish a requifition of 10,000 pair of boots, 50,000 pair of fhoes, 50,000 pair of spatterdalhes, 50,000 3 I

fhirts,

fhirts, and 300 horfes, at four feveral times of delivery. The French have likewife taken all the artillery from the arfenal.

Hague, Aug. 20. Our fleet is fill in the Texel, blocked up by the English fleet. The other hips of war which are in the Meufe and the Vlie, are, however, endeavouring to join the be-Texel fleet, by taking advantage of fuch winds as blow off the coaft, and force the English to ftand off. It was by this means that the Mars man of war made the Texel, and we hope that the fquadron which is lying at Helvoetslays will likewife be able to reach the Texel.

The military events in Germany are highly interefting to our country; and it is now the general opinion here, that, at the conclufion of a general peace, the fladtholder will be indemnified by fome continental dominions, for his giving up the stadtholderate.

Paris, Aug. 20. It is abfolutely true that negotiations are opened tween France, Auftria, and the empire, for the purpose of effecting a general peace with all the powers of the conti nent. It is alfo certain that the conditions of this peace are to be dictated by the French republic, and that they are fuch as will take from our enemies the power of difturbing us for a long time. The king of Pruffia plays a great part in the negotiations of the princes of the empire with France. It is be who has detached them one by one from the interefts of the house of Auftria. This was the object of his journey, and his conferences at Pyrmont, whence we now learn that Frederic William is returned to Berlin.

Every circumftance feems to lead the way to a speedy and neceffary peace; but a long time muft elapfe before Europe, torn and divided by revolutionary forms and their confequences, can refume an attitude of tranquillity.

The directory has just now ordered the caftle of Ruelle, near Paris, to be furrounded. It is there that the terrorifts were collected and trained. It was to have been the central point of a movement which has been for fome time in preparation. We fhould not wonder if Drouet were, again, to be found, by accident, in this afiemblage.

Vienna, Aug. 20. The difafters in Italy have rendered it neceffary to carry on the recruiting here in a more vigo rous manner than ever. Men will not only he raised according to the ufual confcription, but the gentry are required to fend their coachmen, footmen, and domeftic fervants to the army. No foreigners are exempted but Hungarians, Ruffians, and Pruffians. The prince of Kaunitz, and other of the nobles, have given diftinguished examples of patriotifm. The former, among others, has promifed ten creutzers a day to all his fervants who fhall enter as volunteers, and to receive them again into his fervice after the war.

Some commotions took place in Leghorn when the news arrived of the firft advantages of Wurmfer; but they were foon quelled.

Stutgard, Aug. 20. Donawerth is now in the poffeffion of the French; and the Auftrians have retreated over the Danube and the Lech. General Frolich is retiring over the Iler to Landf berg. The French, on their advanc ing to Bregenz, and the Voralberg, took 18 pieces of cannon, a great quantity of baggage, and large ftores of falt and meal.

The peasants of the Voralberg, as well as thofe of the Tyrol had taken arms, and joined the Auftrians against the French; but the greater part of them have difperfed. Feldkirch is now in the poffeffion of the French: they have likewife made themselves masters of the pafs of Fufmer in the Tyrol. General Wolf has taken a pofition in Bavaria from Weilheim to Portenkirch, to cover Tyrol on that fide.

Paris, Aug. 22. A confpiracy was difcovered at Rome on the 7th ult. in which no less than 1500 perfons were affociated for the purpose of overturning the government, and introducing jacobiniẩm. The principal leaders were Barbieri, clerk to the regiment of the blues, and Tognoli, a native of Bologna, who had served as deputy commiffary in the French army of the Pr rences. The major of the blues dif covered the confpiracy, by means of two ferjeants of his corps, who con trived to take away the plans which Barbieri had drawn out. The confpira tors had refolved to imprison the primcipal perfons at Rome, and feize on the caftle. They were both fent to prison the fame day.

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The directory has appointed a citizen of the name of Jacob, as chargé d'affaires to Turin.-As foon as an ambaffador is appointed, Jacob will be firft fecretary of legation.

The failing of the two Spanish fquadrons is an event which as naturally as forcibly rivets the attention of all the political world. One of them proceeds upon an expedition to America. The other is to cruife on the ocean. This laft, commanded by Don Juan de Langara, who has under him the vice admiral Don Jofeph Garcia, confifts of ten men of war of the line, exclufive of fmaller fhips. Amongst these are, the S. Trinidad, mounting 136 guns; Mexicano, 112; S. Nicolas and Neptuno, 80; S. Telmo, Firme, Oriente, Ariante, Terribile and Gloriofo, 74; the frigates Guadalupe, of 36 guns; and Catalina, of 34; the corveties Atrevida and Elena, carrying 22 guns; Defcubierta, 10, and Pio, 18, together

with two brigantines, l'Atocha of 22 guns, and Tartaro, of 18.

The American fquadron, commanded by the marquis del Socorro, whose vice admiral is Don Jofeph Quevedo, amounts to the fume number; and of thefe are Principe de Afturias, carrying 112 guns; San Carlos, 94; San Vincente, 80; Bahama, Soberano, Pelayo, Conquistador, Arrogante, Gallardo, and S. Damafo, all of 74; the frigates, Flora and Ceres, of 40 guns; Elena, 36; Diana, Cecilia, and Tetis, of 34.

Letters from Germany mention that the pretender is at prefent at Amberg. We are affured that the Auftrians have offered to evacuate Manheim and Philipfbourg, on condition that these places are treated as neutral. The French require the ceffion of each of them until the conclufion of a peace.

The army of the Sambre and Meufe is advancing upon Ratisbon; never was a march more obftinately difputed.

The elector of Saxony, dreading the approach of our troops, has determined to negotiate. He has fent three deputies to the armies, to conclude an armistice.

Army of Italy, Head-quarters, Milan, August 26.

"The divifion of general Sahuguet has blockaded Mantua.

"On the 24th, at three o'clock in the morning, we attacked the bridge of Governolo and Borgoforte, in order to force the garrifon to retire within the walls.

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