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An infant Furshiper of the Muses,” The sparrow-hawk has five be asks a counsel of the Editor, whether side herself: the duck always goes the poetical vein be worth indulging; in pairs. Tam quite alone ; I have and whether or a child to faine" would find his account in a regular series of no father, no mother. To whon: poetical studies, similar io that record. shall I lament my woes? To whom ed to have been followed by Pope shall I unbosom my distress ? BeWe have no hesitation in warning this hind whom shall I run when people young enthusiast against the delusive

scold me? Shall I complain to the plausibilities of literary renown. TO sell with "grocer profits” an ounce of crow-toe flowers? The crow-toe of pepper, will turn to more account than flowers fade. Shall I coinplain to to publish a ream of poetry. To study to the meadow grass? The meadow seven years ;-to pass sleepless nights, grass will wither. Ah! that it till candles dwindle to their sockets, and could hear my lamentation the

“ Lamps teach light to counterfeit a gloom :"-" to outwatch the bear song of the wretched orphan ! Rise with thrice great Hermes ;" to run up my loving father! Rise up, my with restless solicitude from hou's to loving mother ! " I cannot rise up, book ;

my daughter, I cannot rise up. The

"to pine, Look pale,& all the season, taste no wire,'

green grass is grown over my head;

the blades of grass grow thick on my with a view of becoming an author by profession, is a project of no less fat grave; the blue mist is before my tering promise, than to establish'a mis eyes; and on my feet, the weeds sion for the civilization-of-tygers, or to and the bushes are grown.” ibidu found an academy of the sciences in the jungles of the Sunderbirds.

LITERARY NOTICES. [Calcutta Post.

Messrs. Etheridge and Bliss have is.

sued subscriptions for publishing BioThe poetry, which we have yet graphical memoirs of Lord Viscount secn, of savage nations, presents Nelson, &c. Ey John Charnock, Esq. ris with descriptions of manners,

Mr. Charnock's own claim to merit totally dissinilar to our own, and in this work is not very exalted ; as he of those rude energies of mind, says in his preface it is that which "be.

to a faithful collector and reporter which dignified “the human ani- of much authentic intelligence that had mal,"

been before widely scattered under the “When wild in woods the noble sarage public eye."

of his lordship, it may ran."

be said, in the words of Milton in his The following specimens of a Scla- Sainson Agonistes, vonian nation are less elevated, but

No time's for iamentation now; perhaps, more interesting. They Like Samson, and heroically hath firish'd

-.-Samsun hath quit himself are ihe effusions of a people uncivil- A life heroic; to his enemies ized themselves, yet groaning be- Hath left years of mourning neath the oppression of civilized And lamentation: to Israel society. The Esthonians, a few of HONOR HATH LEFT, AND FREEDON:

To himself and father's house, ETERNAL whose popular ballads have been

FAME. preserved by a learned traveller, inhabit the upper regions of the

Sir Benjamin West has lately finish. gulph of l'inland: they are subject ed his picture of the Death of Lord to the Germans, and never did hur effort of that eminent painter, as well

Nelson, which exceeds every previous man beings experience more cruel in execution as design. masters. The following song is swectly simple and unaffectedly pa. We have inserted the lines from Orthetic.

lando at his particular request.

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For the Emerald.

She thus exclaimsma"O God! 'tis thy

command" The following lines were occasioned Therfainting falls upon the neighb'ring by the return of the ship Athualpa from

strand. the Northwest Coast of America, where Cape. Porter, Mr. Plummer and others and thou too, Plummer, 'neath the were massacred, while trading with the

blade expires, natives.

Thy cruel death, a just revenge inspires;

O could revenge, thy life, to earth restore; THROUGH the white surge, with many Nootka should sink, o'erwhelm'd in-saya fav’ring gale,

age gore

[rest, With streaming pendants, and with But ah, in heav'n thy placid soul shali crowded sail,

Where virtue triumphs--and her sons The Barque majestic comes-herhaven are blest.

ORLANDO. gains: Safe from those climes, where savage

South-Street, August 1, 1806. fury reigns : From hostile shores from Nootha's

ELECTED.) tawny brood;

KNOW YOURSELF. Whose yells terrific, speak their thirst for blood

Wuat am I? how produc'd ? and for Whose flaming Pyres spread round a

what end?

(tend? glaring light, (night. Whence drew I being to what period That add new horrors to the gloom of Am I th' abandond orphan of blind From chiefs accurs'd-whose bosoms chance ;

[dance swell with ire,

Dropt by wild atoms, in disorderd And from whose eye-balls dart the liy. Or from an endless chain of causes ing fire.

wrought? Now to the facord few, new scenes

And of unthinking substance, born with arise,

[skies :

thought? And grateful pans echo through the By motion which began without a cause, Joy beams around-each bosom, trans- Supremely wise, without design or ława. ports fill,

Am I but what I seem, nere flesh and

blood; Forgot, past dangers and each mur

A branching channel with a mazy flood ?

The purple stream that through my Now is the anchor cast-the canvass vessels glides, furl'd

(world Dull and unconscious flows like comAnd to the maid he singled from the

mon tides: The hardy seaman Aies with quickend The pipes thro' which the circling juipace ;

(brace.
ces stray,

(they : And yields a captive in the fond em. Are not that thinking I, no more than But bark! what plaintive sounds, and This frame, compacted with transcend. piercing cries,

ant skill, Float on the breeze, and reach th' far. Of moving joints, obedient to my will ; thest skies ;

Nurs'd from the fruitful glebe, like See o'er yon cliff the kindred mourners yonder tree,

[me: bend

Wazes and wastes! I call it mine, not And weep for Father-- Husband--Broth. New matter still the mould'ring mass er-Friend.

sustains, The widow'd mother hears the mourn. The mansion chang'd, the tenant still ful tale,

remains ; "And wafts fresh sorrows with the And from the feeting stream repair'd passing gale;”

by food,

[flood. To Heaven she lifts her grief-swoln Distinct as is the swimmer from the streaming eyes

What am I then? Sure,of a nobler birth, "My Husband too my much lova Thy parents' right, I own a mother Porter dies !!

earth;

mur, still.

But claim superior lineage by my sire, | Too weak to choose, yet choosing still Who warm'd th' unthinking clod with in haste,

(taste : heav'nly fire:

One moment gives the pleasure and disEssence divine, with lifeless clay allay'd, Bilk'd by past minutes, while the presBy double nature, double instinct

ent cloy,

Ljoy. sway'd;

The flatt'ring future still must give the With look erect , I dart my longing eye,

To be continued. Seem wing'd to part, and join my native

sky, I strive to mount, but strive, alas ! in

**1.** SELEGTED, vain,

i.

Echain. Ty'd to this massy globe with magic When wise men love they love to folly, Now with sujft. thought I range from When blockheads love they're melanpole to pole,

cholly, View worlds around their faming cen. Wher coxcombs love, they love for

fashion, tres roll: What steadly powers their endless mo- And quaintly call it the belle passion, tions guide,

Old bachelors, who wear the willow, Thro’ the same tractless paths of bound- Maydream of love, and hug the pillow, less void!

Whilst love, in poeta fancy rhyming, I trace the blazing eomnot's fiery trail, Sets-all tke tielts of folly chiming And weigh the wbirling, planets in a But women, charming women, prove scale :

The sweet varieties of love ; These godlike thoughits, while eager 1 They can love all, but none too derly, F pursue,

Their husband's too, but not sincerely Some glitt'ring trifle offer'di to my view, A gnat, an insect of the meanest kind,

They'll love a thing whose outward Erase the new-born image from my Marks hiin twin brother to an ape ;

shape mind; Some beastly want; craving, importu. And wed a beggar without breeches.

They'll take a miser for his riches, nate, Vile as the

grinning mastiffs at mygate, Marry, as if in love with ruin, Calls off from heav'nly truth this rea- A gainester, to their sure undoing, s'ning me,

A drunkard raving, awearing, storming, And tells me I'm a brute as much as he. For the dear pleasure of reforming, If on sublimer wings of love and praise, They'll wed a lord, whose breath shall My soul above the starry vault I raise, falter, Lur'd by some vain conceit, or shame- Whilst he is crawling from the altar : ful lust,

What is there women will not do, I fag, I drop, I futter in the dust. When they love man and money too !! The tow'ring lark, thus, from her lofty

Cumberland strain, Stoops to an emmet, or a barley grain. By adverse guists of jarring instincts THE SWEET NEGLECT. lost,

By Ben Fonson.
I rove to one, now to the other coast;
To bliss unknown my lofty soul aspires, Still to be neat, still to be drest,
My lot unequal to my vast desires. As you were going to a feast':'
As 'mongst the hinds a child of royal Still to be poud'red, still perfum'd :
birth

(worth ; Lady, it is to be presum'a, Finds his high pedigree, by conscious Though art's hid causes are not found, So man, amongst his fellow brutes es- All is not sweet, all is not sound. pos’d,

Give me a looke, give me a face, Sees he's a king, but 'tis a king depos'd: That makes simplicitie a grace : Pity him, beasts ! you by no law confin'd, Robes loosely dowing, liair as free : Are barred from devious paths, by being Such sweet neglect more taketh me, blind;

Then all the adulteries of art, Whilst man, through op'ning views of Thatstrike mine eyes, but not my heart various ways

(strays; Confounded, by the aid of knowledge, BÉLCITER & ARMSTRONG, FRINTERS

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ORIGINAL PAPERS.

POR TRE EMERALD.

destroy its acuteness, are perfectly useless in a state of suspense ; and at a time when the pressure of distress requires the utmost effort of

every possible power, we are obliged THE WANDERER,

to remain in a state of restless in

action, our only employment that of No. XLI,

magnifying danger, and our only relief that of knowing that against

all earthly evils there is an asylum SUSPENSE.

in the tomb. The most uneasy and painful It is true indeed that the distress situation to which the mind is sub- of suspense is proportioned to the jected, is a state of suspense. Anx-value of the object to be gained or iously awaiting the issue of some to be lost, but it always turns the interesting event, vibrating between mind from its equipoise and throws the extremes of hope and disap- it like a cork upon the water to the pointment, alarmed without know- mercy of every wave, and the direcing the extent of its danger, de- tion of every wind. In small confenceless because unacquainted with cerns it seldom does farther injury the point of attack, it has no relief than to wrile the temper and create from fortitude, no aid from patience, an uncomfortable peevishness, and nor any resource from the melan- caprice; but as it relates to more choly quiet of despair. To danger important concerns it progresses to in its proper form some opposition carelessness, inattention, abstracmay be made ; art may evade what tion, melancholy, madness, suicide! strength cannot overpswer; or the There are some men of dispositions assistance of friendship may allevi- so peculiarly susceptible, so interate what individual energy could ested in the contingencies of life, not control; but to the giant of the as respecting themselves or their minci's creation, the alarming mon- friends, that the apprehension of ster, who is preparing to come upondinger which they cannot control us in shape unformed and power bas a more deleterious effect on unmeasured, no resistance cu botncir minds; and others so cold made, for we know not where he is with apathy that they know nothing vulnerable and no measures can be till they feel it, and never let their taken for security, for we know not imagination outrun the present how security may be found. hour, lost their capability of enjoy

The faculties of the mind, which ment should unfortunately be marare formed to divert misfortune or red. But take men as they rise and

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suspense will generally be found tre of her eye spoke the joy his apmore intolerable than the actual probation could impart. For the sufferance of the expected evil, and enjoyment of life it is not sufficien that one half the acuteness of mis- merely to be virtuous, it is required fortune arises from the edge which that no room be allowed for suspiimagination affixes to it. We have cion. In the circles where Manville such an innate horror for distress associated, some were found who en that its farthest approach is seen vied his happiness because it was bewith alarming apprehension,and we yond their possession, and other: strain so hard to pencil out its dis- who wishedto destroy it,that hemigh: tant form that it looms larger to the not weary their eye by such a dazeye through the mist of the mind. zling pre-eminence. Against con

CHARLES MANVILLE was one of fidence so strong force could not the most open, and generous dis- prevail, and art might have beer positions which are found in society; thought ineffectual; yet the serpent noble in his principles and manly could wind himself unseen under in his actions, he never varied from the flowers of domestic happiness the directions of honor nor the dig- and while he infused poison into nity of pride. . A refined education the hand, which protected him, leave had given a purity to his sentiments, it at leisure to rankle in the wound and a liberal society added polish to Manville either by the insinuahis manners, and elegance to his tions of envious dependants, oi deportment; in parties of fashion some other unfortunate source, was he was met with admiration, and in induced to doubt the fidelity of his circles of friendship received with beloved Eleonora. Without means to regard. Charles had early been ascertain whether his jealousy was united to a woman of family and founded in truth, fearing to express fortune, but her virtue was superior his doubts to the wind or almost to to her family and her beauty to her breathe on them in silent meditation, fortune. She was one of those whoin-yet nevertheless actually distrusting, terest the eye and fascinate the heart. trembling at the awful situation, Elegant in conversation and gay in he gradually lost the cheerfulness her address, she charmed by her ap- of his conduct, and the hilarity he pearance and perpetuated her em- had always created no longer beampire by the prudence of her govern- ed in his presence. Every day inment. While the man of gallantry creased his alarm and determined felt consequence from her smile, bim to procure if possible the damnand the noviciate advanced under ing conviction of guilt, but he hesiher protection with confidence ; tated instinctively at violating in her dignity restrained the look of thought the purity he had ever held licentiousness and her eye intimi- in sacred admiration, and in cool dated the advances of boldness.- moments of reflection, would bring Charles delighted to see his wife himself to a conviction which the surrounded by circles of admiring warm influence of hope almost wits, and fashionable beaux ; it was strengthened into certainty, that the a consequence he delighted her terrors which so long had governed maintaining; it never interfered with him, were the mere creatures of the affections of a wife, nor the duties a distempered mind. In this flucof a mother; her heart always di- tuating state of susperse, when the lated with love at the approach of heart vibrated like a pendulum to her husband, and the tell-tale lus-lopposite extremes, he could neither

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