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Despair assumes the Muse's lyre, At least continue, as thou art, my Damps each softly sinking fire,

friend ; Presses the fury spirit down below, When bad example bids me be unjust, And tells his stubborn soul the bitter False to my word, or faithless to my tale of woe.


Bid me the baneful error quickly see, At last, superior to her chain,

And shun the world, to find repose with He Alies o'er Madness' wild domain,

thee : Despis’d and dejected-he faints and when vice to wealth would turn ms he sighs !

[eyes !

partial eye, Too rigorous Heav'n-how ghastly his or interest shut my ear to sorrow's cry:

Spare, oh! spare, Almighty Pow'r !
His frenzy'd passion, and his last Or, courtiers' custom would my reason

black hour ;

My foe to flatter, or deceive a friend. Spare his mortal portion, spare !

Oppose, kind poverty, thy temper't Think upon his case distrest,

shield, And of his soul's fine essence grant a And bear me off, unvanquish'd from the

(field share

If giddy fortune e'er returns again, To some pure breast !

With all her idle, restless, wanton train Long did he brave Unkindness' gorgon Her magic glass should false ambition eye,

hold, Fell Famine's meagre lip, and Scorn's Or avarice bid me put my trust in gold; polluted breath ;

To my relief, thou virtuous goddesi He look'd to find a friend-he found no haste,

(chaste, friend but Death !

And with thee bring thy daughters ever He never look'd on high,

Health, Liberty and Wisdom, sisters Or Thou hadst been his friend,

bright, Despair had turn'd his sight below, Whose charms can make the worst conDespair bad fix'd his home of woe,

dition light,

[cheer, Rashly rebellious fell the fatal blow, Beneath the hardest fate, the mind can

God of Mercy! spare his end ! Can heal affliction, and disarm despair Perchance (to mortal audience still in chains, in torments, pleasure can unknown)


[death In agony's keen parting groan, And dress in smiles, the tyrant hour o No brother near to wrest his hand, No sire to catch his last command, MARRIAGES.-At Salem, Capt. John No mother's mournful care, to dress Peabody, to Miss Elizabeth Manning his bier,

At Chelmsford, Mr. John Elliot, of No sister's tender, tender tear, Boston, to Miss Lucy Spalding. In hope's æthereal light he saw TKEE In this town, by the Rev. Mr. Murray, shine,

Mr. Jonathan Howc, mer. to Miss Sally And father, mother, brother, sister, all Hopkins ; By the Rev. Dr. Stillman combine

Mr. Joseph Bassett, to Miss Margaret In the full pity of thy op'ning Heav'n. Richardson, both of this town ; Mr.

Sweetest Child of Poesye, Samuel Edes, to Miss Mary S. Ham.
May this meet thy soul on high, mond : Mr. Christian Schultz, to Mrs

Clear thy memory of this world, Rebecca Schultz ; Mr. John Powers, And shew thy flag of future fame un. of Boston, to Miss Mary Sims, of Rox furl'd

bury; Mr. Nathan Knowles, to Miss Lydia Bouve ; Mr. George Gore, to Miss Mary Brown.

DEATHS.- At Goffstown, (N. H) INVOCATION TO POVERTY. Mr. David Aikins, aged 25 ; one of the

firm of Hardy, Aikins & Pinkerton. By C. Fox.

We have not learnt the death of Ou poverty! of pale consumptive hue, any person in this town, the past week If thou delight'st to haunt me still in view,

Boston, (Mass.) Published If still, thy presence must my steps at


No. 70, State Sereet.



No. 41.

Boston, Saturday, February 7, 1807.



throw his eye over its pages. Nay, should the Wanderer, rambling like melancholy,

"With eye, that ever loves the ground," · TIIE WANDERER,

in some of his nieditative peregrina

tions, glance on a foible of cqual λο. 65. .

extent in this new world, with some

against which the Spectator inveigh* So to be patriots as not to forget you are

ed in the old, he might “not lc.

bour in vain, nor spend his strength gentlemen."

for nonglit,” should he return homo The Wanderer has recently re- and ateinpt to show it to his counceived a note which it is the object trymen, in all its hideous deformiof this ramble to show to his friends. tv, as it appeared from the various

points of light in which he had TO THE WANDERER.

wewed it. Sir,

I liare been induced, sir, to šugWe have heard of the good the gest to you these observations from Spectator did all Europe by giving accidentally perusing a passage cl refinement to manners and improve. Burke, that political cracle of 10 ment to mind.

His essays may be equivocal response, on the subject considered so many ingenious arts, of party politics. It is a subject in the faithful perusal of which, it may this country of alarming importfairly be said,

It seems to engross, or rath“ Emollit mores nec sinit esse felos."

er deaden, every feeling. In eroSuch was the extent of their circu- ry circle, however mixed, it mclation, their felicity of style, and po- nopolizes conversation, and puts to tency of attraction, that it may be silence enjoyment. It sinks social doubted whether their influence virtues in what are falsely deemed over manners and customs be yet civil. It loses the liberality of the entirely lost. Without meaning to courtier or the man of the world insult you with satire in disguise, in in the zeal of the bigot, or the inthe person of praise in excess, a tolerance of the partizan. It is a paper like yours, that aspires to sort of Moloch idol to which meu similar objects, should avail itself seem willing to sacrifice all gencof similar means. Though it may rosity of sentiment--and hospitality not, like its illustrious prototype, af- of principle. fect an extensive community ; its * It is our business,” says Evefforts may not be wholly ineffect. MUND BURKE, “ to bring the disual over some individual recluse, positions, that are lovely in private that in solitude should chance to life, into the service and conduct



VOL. 11.

of the Commonwealth ; so to be, his eye over the political face of his patriots, as not to forget we are country,and fancies himself wandergentlemen.” Pray Mr. Wander-ing in a church yard, where he er, how many then among us, pauses to weep over the tomb of mind their business? How many departed principle. It is indeed are there, that bring dispositions true, that instead of the charities lovely in private life into the ser- that endear at home, ennobling in vice and conduct of our Common the hall of state, we here find men wealth? To how many gentlemen not with the virtues of the fire-side, patriots can we lay claim? I have but the vices of the circus. They been sitting on a watch-tower ; far act as if brought together on purabove the vulgar level; eagerly look- pose to call nanes, to fight, and to ing out among the partizans of the wrangle, and the scene of contenland for the politician, with front tion is much the more hideous, like Jove ; who walks erect in the since from want of skill they are image of his Maker; "caput inter unable to do this, secundum artem. nubila condit;" for whose magna- In lieu of dispositions lovely in nimity in the cabinet, we had a private life, candor, urbanity, suarpledge that could never be forfeited, ity of manner and firmness of mind, amiableness at home. I espied we find in most of our partizans the nakedness of the land. Fran-virulent prejudice, uncouthness at ric at their political orgies, the which rusticity would blush, gross tiends ļike our primitive progeni- scurrility of language, unmanly and tors, but from an opposite cause, indecisive duplicity of conduct. We were without sense of shame to have few men of liberality among know their nakedness. Our poli- our statesmen, few adherents to prinzicians are the reverse of Burke's ciple, few characters of consistent compatriots. It seems to be their correctness. The gentleman patbusiness to bring the dispositions riot is a personage equally rare with that are hateful in private life, into the patriot king. We have those the service and conduct of the Com- who are every where received as monwealth. Domestic demons are gentlemen. They become politiour public deities. Mr. Wanderer, cians, and forfeit all claim to the these things ought not 80 to be." character. The instant they atFor the sake of our common coun- tempt to tail up the steep of fame try, in your " wanderings through and party, every thing that is fair, a world of care,” take frequent oc- dignified, and honorable drops as casion to admonish of this ; that an incumbrance froin their shoulwhen the destruction of that coun- ders and rolls down the hill. They try cometh on, you may hold up give a loose to every thing vile in your head and hands to heaven and conception, and scurrilous in exexclaim, “ These are free from the pression. They indulge in gross guilt of it.”

personalities, and in all those piti. With solicitude for the success of ful meannesses of conduct, of the you and your labors, remains least of which were any other perWILL WATCHFUL. son to be guilty in their own pri

vate abodes, the servants would be His friend Watchful has the instantly ordered to hurl them headthanks of the Wanderer. The long out of doors. “Oh, this ofsubject suggested has caused him fence is rank !" It degrades the urregret equally deep. He throws banity of the country. The work

of civilization is not yet complete. and industry indispensably requisite to We have not yet cleared the land, be exerted for its attainment, are thrown We have indeed felled the trees of away as so much time employed to no the forest ; but the savage still re- purpose. Ambition acts in the twofold mains without his noblenesss' but sole stimulant' to action being merely to

capacity of the horse and the owner ; the with all his wildness. The toma- distance all competitors, then to leave the hawk and the scalping knife, had bet, which according to the laws of the turf better decide at once, questions in fairly won, in the hands of the stakethe legislature and the fate of the holders Wherever fame marks out the

ground, this courser is sure to be the public, than the faggots of party first upon the turf. The character we persecution be thus suffered to burn, speak of is Mr. Joux Horne TOOKE. while the people stand bound hand -After the usual honours of an acaand foot, gradually consäming a

demic education, he entered upon holy round the slow fire.


orders ;- but the seclusion and retire. ment of a secular life did not well befit his stirring and enterprising genius:

An opportunity soon occurred more For the Emerald.

suitable to the natural bent of his tal,

ents. Patriot Wilkes in pursuit of an BIOGRAPHICAL OUTLINE OF office, opposed himself to the English JOHN HORNE TOOK.

ministry with so much success, and set BIOGRAPHICK sketches of eminent

the representatives and constituents at nien are usually better received by the such variance with each other, that the public than those actions which the pen of a revolution.- Horne embarked in

kingdom was brought to the very eve of the historian records. It is not e. the same cáuse with Wilkes and was nough that Aboukir and Trafalgar have immortalized the memory of the British soon taken to his bosor, and his confi.

dence. hero; public curiosity pries into the re

This friendship, formed in a cesses of private life, and claims an in- whirlwind, expired as soon as its cause spection of every action even the most tried the strength of his pen for the pro

had abated. Horne, who had formerly insignisicant. The truth is, after a man motion of Wilke's popularity; now has by some action rendered his name made an experiment of its accutenees iHustrious, he attaches a degree of his in its de polishment. In this he was own importance to 'every trifle of his life. This propensity so inherent in our Wilkcs, drew on him the resentment of

not so successful; for his hostility to nature, ought to operate on the mind the scalping, Junius. The reader has of a great man as a salutary caution; already anticipated the Parson's suca not to forfeit that character acquired by so much toil and jeopardy, by a sub. cess; but now that the effervecence, of sequent life. Having made himself party is over, it is presumed will agree the property of the public ; he should with us in thinking, that Horne as far bke prepared and confirmed for the rigid as he falls below him in satire and in

transcends his antagonisť in argumeni, scrutiny that hard task-master imposes. vective. From this time, he appears

The present sketch of a character to have lain dormant, and we hear noth. well known in the literary world docs ing of bim, save an action of defama; not aspire to the dignity of biography. tion instituted against him by Lord It was conceived that some anecdotes Onslow for words spoken by Mr. Horne, found in the course of desultory read in his opposition to the election of his ing, such as served to mark the distinguishing. trait in the mind of man, who lordship,

as a member of the House of

Commons. is the object of them, inight not be unacceptable, although not arranged in It was some time subsequent to this, chronological order. This trait is con- that Mr. Horne acquired the additionceived to be, an understanding wonder al name of Toate. An old relation of fully acute, led by a wild ambition that is that name him an estate on condialtogether indifferent what may be the ob. tion that he would take his name. Mr. ject of pursuit. That object when ob. Horne complied with the condition and tained, is abandoned, and all the labour I took the estate.

The difference between Great-Brit. | accordingly wrote a volume entitled ain and her colonies now occupied the “ The Diversions of Purley," where attention of Europe, and the world. those difficult parts of grammar known In this controversy, Horne embarked by the name of prepositions which with his accustomed energy ; and was ! seemed before to have eluded all defi. the author of a publication which, what. nition, have their boundariies fixed anıl ever, as Americans we may think of its ascertainer with a precision and accujustice and proprietv, was undoubtedly racy truly surprising. Lord Mansfield, a libel for an Englishman to write. For and his tivo prepositions “of and conthis he was informed against before the cerning," are treated with all the severLord Chief Justice Mansfield, and ity of abuse. Nay the giant of orthoThurlow, then Attorneya General, after: graphy, Dr Johnson, himself, comes in wards Lord Chancellor, was counsel for a double share of invective. This for the crown. Horne, in luis argument curious and original treatise is a mirror for his defence, seemed to have thought that reflects to every reader, the whimthat he had exchanged stations with sical mind of its author. We observe the Judge, for he certainly treated his the flaming revolutionist; the opponent lordship with all the respect due to a of the English ministry, in almost every culprit.' The Attorney General on the page of a work, professedly written on other part was no mean hand at invec. grammar. Horne, was thus indebted to tive, and such a bout of altercation en Lord Mansfield for the rescue of his: sued that it would be difficult to deter. name from the oblivion which awaited mine which party gained the most hon- the other political writers of the day. our. The issue of which was to Horne A wish to catch so celebrated a charac. fine and imprisonment, and to Lord ter, as that of his lordship, tripping on Mansfield a libel.-Having thus balan. any point, even if it was only a gram. ced accounts with the Judge. We are matical one, was incentive enough to set next presented with the view of a Par- the malicious ingenuity of Horne on inson metamorphosed, into a Lawyer. quiry and research. In the first transport From the variety of reported cases ci- of his revenge, he published a letter adted at his trial, and his dexterity and dressed to serjeant Dunning, where the address in their application, we are led grammatical legality of liis lordship is to form an high opinion of his knowl- severely called in question. Afterwards, edge of jurisprudence, which are the as leisure and inclination expanded the only instances left upon record. dimensions of his subject, he followed

This trial in all probability put the the train of his reflections, and found subject of the present memairs on a himself the author of a volume; trities tract of investigation, to which his gen- in themselves have thus often stamped ins was beyond any other man of his the characters of men, with immortality. time competent. An exception was Cowper never knew the overflowing taken to his information and the court treasures of his own genius until a subof King's bench were mavecł to reverse ject, so insignificant as a sofa, threw it their judgment, on the ground that his open. Whatever may be thought of the utience was not specifically stated. He revolutionist, and the fiery zealot of powas charged with having publisheil

litical innovation, the grainmarian, will libel of and concerning his Majesty's long command reverence and admira

tion, government, and the cinployment of his troops." The objection to the indict. Unfortunately the birth of the French znent turned on the meaning of the two Revolution awoke hinn from his dreans prepositions of and concerning:" This of literary repose. His pen once more led to a discussion more resembling the teemed with libels against the governciebate of two grammarians on a ques- ment of his country. He remonstrated, tion of grammar, than s'ich as occupy he berded with Paine, he proposed to the attention of a court of Justicc. Not the people every species of ruin in the withstanding Horde was unsuccessful shape of a parliamentary reform. He in his attempt to reverse the informa. “nosed parliament in the very seat of tion, he was still strong on this point, its authority” by one of the most insuf. and did not conceive that the sentence ferablc libels, in the form of a petition, of a court of King's bench settled a ever addressed to that body. If a disframmatic.:l qilestior berond !ispute. llel organizing society was formed, John

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