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TH' enliv'ning fan, bright och of day,

In fplendour, o'er the plains Arofe, and cal'd to daily toil

The village nymphs and wains When Laura, youthful, rich, and fair,

That morning bent her way To where a beauteous bow'r was rear1a,” Bedeck'd with flowers gay. της The honey fuckle, jasmine, rose,




Scatter'd their odours round;,
Da fics, and yellow buttercups,
Enamell'd all the ground., [AutoT
The glitt'ring dew beg-mm'd the gris
And, as the pafs d along, ++£
The bane, blackbird, and the thru,

Welcom'd her with a fong ;
The Zephyrs wafted rich perfumes,
Stol'n from each herb and flow;
The playful mabkins frel k'd round,
When Liura rach'd the bow
Scarce was, the feated ere the heard

A plaintive voice complain; }
Crying, "Alas! what have I done

To merit to much pain?. "Yet how dare i, preformptuous wretch (Though, prefald÷ith fuch a load Of dire auisfortunes) how dare 1 Arraign the righteous God!"


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Juft as he spoke, the pafs'd the bow'r
Where Laura fat reclin'd;
And, "Oh! (fhe cried) in thy foft breaft,
Let Tome pity find:


"My husband on a fick bed lies;
My infants cry for bread."
"Go, woman! I have nought for thee:"
The haughty Laura faid.



YE gentle nymphs to whom my ftrains belong, ingyss{fonge/ Approve my numbers, as ye prompt my For you the daring poet tunes his lyre." Oh, liften to the firains your felves infpire! So fhall the Mufe each magic chatm rehearfe : [verfe. So fhall each charm be lafting as her When Sylvia* fmiles, methinks the fmiles to prove, and dropp'd a tear, She conquers all the delegates of love: Gay fportive Cupids flutter round the fair, [hair; Pant on her breaft, and wanton in her Some new adorer all her glances gain, And ev'ry ringlet is a lover's chain i


(For Laura's parents oft had told,

That thofe who alms did erave, Were wretches, who deserved not The smallest boon to have.)

The woman figh', an how's

And inftant left
Juft then, a ruftic miller pait"
By,) with fome bags of flour.
cottager he faw,

Soon," Thy wants I know;


It grieves me much that thou fhould'st feet

Such bitterness of woe.

Here, take the little all I have, (I little have to give);

From want 'twill keep thee one day


Thy infants yet may live."


Fair Laura faw :-
:-a crimfon blush
Of hame o'erfpread her face;
"Ah, what a cruel wretch I am!"

She faid, and left the place.
Then to the cottager he ran,

"Dry up thy tears, (the cry'd) Forgive the harsh reply I made:

Thy wants fhall be fupply'd. "Take, then, this purfe; give me no thanks

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On Delia'st check eternal rafes bloom
Her ruby lips exhale a rich perfume:
Her ruby lips indulge a mutual kifs,
And blush, luxuriant, at imparted blifs.
When bright Belinda leads the
With ev'ry flep our captive hearts ad-
fprightly dance, [vance:

The meafur'd founds we hear, the feems
to lead;
And, as the moves, we think the trains
As mufic rifes from the spheres that roll
In myftic dance around the glowing pole.
Oh! fill with foul-diffolving graces

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Thefe penfive lines my wretchednefs. befpeak, 2

Slowly declining in the vale of years; And all the roles, from my grief-worn *. cheek,

Are faded, by inceflant floods of tears. To you directed, my complaints fend, Whofe happy lives in love connubial flow, [friend, That you the ancient maiden may beTo whom the world has ever prov'd

a foc.

Hard is my fate,-defenceless, weak, and
Opprobrious words my character up-
Repreis'd the talents that I would unfold;
For no endearments cheer the lonely


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THE DEATH OF A HERMITAT [From Mr. Southey's Joan of Arc Fu

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And on the bed of leaves his feeble frarde Lay helplefs: patiently did he endurė, In faith anticipating bleffednefs, Already more than man, in that dreas at joy When man is meaneft: his were the belt The pious know, and his last prayer wasI faw him die: I faw the dews of death praise. Starting on his cold brow ! I heard him then g [Orleius Pour out a bleffing on me! Son of I would not wish to live to know abze hour 64 € 200 dead, When I could think upon a dear friend And weep not.


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Vienna, Oct.26.11.


FROM the 12th of September to the 22d of October there have paffed through this city 24,000 men, chiefly rail ed in Hungary, and deftined to reinforce the armies on the Rhine. The Hun, garians ftill continue their levies, which now amount to 40,000 fighting men. All the emperor's hereditary dominions follow the fame example, fo that Auftria will have at leaft 250,000 men on the Rhine, by the commencement of the fixth campaign, if the negotiations for peace do not fucceed in the courfe of this winter.

Army of the Sambre and Meufe. Head-quarters at Coblentz, O&ober 28.

A general attack was made the day before yefterday, by the right wing on the whole line, from Creutznach, as far as Kaiferflautern; the troops of the republic have performed prodigies of valour, and the generals have continued to give proofs of their bravery. The main body of the army, directed by the general of divifion Ligne ville, whofe coolness, talents and intrepidity, proved fo useful in the campaign of 1791, at Montmedi, put itfell in motion at day break, and fought till night, that is to fay, till it was mafter of the pofitions, which the enemy defended with obftinacy. ·}.

General Poncet, marched from St. Wendel to Kaiferflautern, of which he took poffeffion, after diflodging the enemy General Hardy penetrated through the paffes of Falckenftein and Kircheim-Poland, where he took pofi tion; general Longes forced thofe of Furfield and Dieffenthal, where he eftablished himself. General Dauriez, commanding the centre, croiled the You XXVII. Lasiti se5b & DOUATAY





Nahe at Lebbenheim, notwithstanding the fire of eight pieces of artillery, and made himself an opening with the bayonet; and, after having carried three villages, with charge fteps, from the enemy, he favoured the rapid march of the adjutant general Gauloy, who feized Bingen, and the formidable mountain of St. Roch. General Klein, commanding the reserve of the cavalry, multiplied his movements in fuch manner, as to fupport all thofe attacks and that reserve, united with the centre, confifting altogether of 6000 men, forced the enemy, upwards of 11,000 men ftrong, to retreat. The enemy were obliged to abandon their four camps. Their lofs cannot be well enough afcertained, but it muft be very confiderable. They left five chiefs killed on the field of battle, and we took from them 100 prifoners, and one piece of cañon. Citizen Dubois, who commands the light artillery, dif mounted feveral pieces of theirs, by the brifknefs of his fire.

Army of Italy. Head-quarters, Ve rona, 08. 29.

The Auftrians have not been more

fuccefsful in the fortie which they yesterday made from Mantua, than in thofe which preceded it.


At four o'clock in the morning, the enemy landed, under cover of the reeds and fhrubs, of the Upper Lake, be-~ tween Saint George's and the post of Cipado, a fmall corps, which had been detached from Mantu: but Moreau, T chief of brigade, who commanded at St. George, being apprifed of their de fign, marched out against the enemy, attacked them with the intrepidity of French foldiers, deftroyed a number in their boats, in which a part had em4D


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harked in great diforder, leaving 250,
prifoners, befides a number of killed
and wounded.,
Strafbourg, O. 29. General Defaix
has just been appointed to the com-
mand of all the troops between this
place and Landau. The main corps
of his troops marched to Kehl, which,
to all appearances, will be very strong-
ly attacked. General Rivaux has the
command of the divifion of general

It has been reported here, that the Auftrians were forming large magazines about Spires; but we are fure it is not true; nor is it fact, that the Auftrians have taken Kaiferflautern.

Stockholm, Nav, 11, His Swedish majefty has granted baron Stack, the at Swedish ambaffador at Paris, a penfion of 20,0co livres a year; and the duke of Sudermania, late duke regent, has refigned the office of highadmiral of Sweden, as well as all the other public places he held formerly.


Manheim, Nov. 11. A French trumpeter has been fent to general Hotze, with dispatches relative to an armiftice. We are allured that the armiftice will he accepted by the Auflrians, if the French will confent to retire behind the Queich. The prince de Ligne has been fent on the fame fubject to the archduke from general Werneck, to whom the French have alfo propofed an armiftice. There paffed through this city to-day a courier from general Werneck to the archduke. Every thing is tranquil in our environs. The news from Italy flate that the Auftrians entered Trent on the 4th.


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The left wing of the Sambre and Meufe army has made a movement; a part of general Lefebvre's divifion has repaffed the Rhine, and proceeded to the mountains. It is fuppofed that the general in chief intends to keep flrong force in the fecond line upon the centre of his army, in order to make movements to the left, right, or centre, in cafe of neceffity.

Vicenza to Montebello,, and from thence to St. Martin,

The general in chief has marched the corps, which we had upon the Adige, which fet out from Verona on the 21f, at three o'clock in the afterIt met the advanced guard of the enemy between St. Martin and St. Michael, which it routed, and purfced for the pace of three miles.


ral times from their pofitive

The next morning the two armies found them felves in prefence of each other, and had a harp engagement. The weather was extremely had: this did not prevent the French arg y, howeyer, from diflodging the after having made about 700 prifoners. The general in chief having been informed that the enemy were in motion upon the Lower Adige with a view of paffing it, he marched, at day break,, the whole body of the army to Verona. The battle was very smart the enemy's lofs was eflimated very high. Launay, general of brigade has been killed.


The archduke Charles had also received
confiderable reinforcements.
General-quarters at Verona, Nov. 13.
The Auftrian army is advanced from

Gentili, general of divifion, commander for the republic in Corfica, at the head of a column of light infantry, made himself mafter of the important height of Mortela, which has obliged the English fleet to evacuate the gulph of St. Flarence.


Three Englifh fhips of war have been burnt in the port of Ajaccio.

Paris, Nov. 17. Some very important changes have taken place in the port of Breft. Some marines, who were held in general esteem, have loft their, command. Vice-admiral Villaret-Joyeuse has a fucceffor appointed, and carries with him much regret. What are the motives of thefe changes! We are in poffeffion of very important details upon this fubject but we hall not hazard their publication till we learn the further refults.

Raftadt, Nov. 12. Archduke Charles Tummoned Kehl to furrender on the rith, and received an answer of refu

It appears that they have not renounced the plan of the expedition which was fitting out at Breft: thirtyfix tranfports with troops on board, ten fhips of the line, and feveral frigates, are under orders to hold them

fal. The bombardiment was, there-felves in readiness for failing. We are of the deftination of this weak

fore, hourly expected to take place. ignorahen the English can at a me


ment's warning put to ta a much more powerful force,

The port of Breft, in refpect of me

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