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Thou canst not now drink dew from flowers,
Nor sport along the traveller's path,
But through the winter's weary hours,
Shall warm thee at my lonely hearth ;
And when my l'amp's decaying beam,
But dimly shews, the letter'd page,
Rich with some ancient poet's dream,
Or wisdom of a purer age,
Then will I listen to thy sound,
And musing o'er the embers pale,
With whitening ashes strewed around,
The forms of memory unveil ;
Recal the many-coloured dreams,
That fancy fondly weaves for youth,
When all the bright illusion seems
The pictured promises of truth.
Perchance, observe the faithful light
Send its faint fiashes round the room,
And think some pleasures feebly bright
May lighten thus lite's varied gloom.
I love the quiet midnight hour,
When care and hope and passion sleep,
And reason with untroubled power
Can her late vigils duly keep ;
I love the night ; and sooth to say,
Before the merry birds, that sing
In all the glare and noise of day,
Prefer the cricket's grating wing.
But see ! pale Autumn strews her leavese
Her withered leaves, o'er nature's grave,
While giant Winter she perceives
Dark rushing from his icy care ;
And in his train the sleety showers,
That beat upon the barren earth ;
Thou, cricket, through these weary hours
Shall warm thee at my lonely hearth.

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For the Monthly Anthology. GENTLEMEN,

Several susceptible youths of your city having been lately employed in making woeful ballads to their mistress eve-brow, it entered my noddle to at. tempt something after their manner upon the interesting object of my tenderest attachments,.... Dolly.

EPISTLE TO DOLLY.

FROM the dark gulf of comfortless despair
Oh suffer me, thou Empress of my soul,
With trembling hand and gizzard* titillating,
And heart that beats in unison with yours,
Like some twin cherry, by sweet zephyr mov'd,
Jostling in concert with its ruby brother,
To write to you, your sex's nonpareil.

* Lately discovered.

Those gooseberry eyes with emerald lightnings big,
Beaming sublime like barn-door in the morn,
Have burnt thy Neddy's heart just like, forsooth,
A crisp pork-chop upon a gridiron.
Oh, oh those pouting cherry lips of thine,
Where little cherubim and seraphim
Dance sportive to thy throat's wild melody :
Oh Dolly Dumpling, Dolly Dumpling oh!
Deign, deign to squint one ray of love divino
Into my tender bosom, greenlandiz'd
With cold disdain and Lapland iciness.
Paint to yourself my restless form laid prone
In sheets of linen or of cotton made,
There thinking on thy angel mien I toss in pain,
Turning now on this, and then on tother side,
My throbbing heart the while with forceful heat
$triving to break my ribs and 'scape to thee.
So have I often seen some hapless goose,
In farmer's yard by cruel coop pent in,
Reckless of life beat hard against the slats,
And strive in vain to gain the gabbling flock.

How pleasant sitting at my cottage door
To view at eve the sun's declining ray,
Soft sliding through the mountain's blushy brow;
To hear the vacant laugh of honest steed,
The beehive's buzz, and courting pigeon's coo.
When toil is o'er, and stretch'd upon the turf,
How sweet to view our little playful lambs
Bound like grasshoppers in a field of hay;
And when our pretty little brindle cow,
Before the wicker gate with meekest look,
Shall ask our pliant hands her teats to squeeze,
How will your Neddy and his Dolly dear,
With each a milking-pail and each a stool,
Express the streams of sweet nectareous dew, .
That Gods shall wish to be like I and You.

Neddy NITRE.

For the Anthology

LINES WRITTEN AT SEA AFTER A STORM,

THE faithless waves I'll trust no more,
Nor fickle winds, nor baleful skies ;
Return me to my native shore,
My heart in every danger cries.

But praise to him, who rules the wave!
His hand, that wields the lightning's spear,
Outstretch'd has kindly been to save,
His ear has eyer heard my prayer.

If thou restore me to my native land,

To thee I will devote my days ; Withdraw not thy protecting hand,

But guide me thru' temptation's maze.

SELECTIONS.

(We anticipate the smiles and the thanks of our readers for the extracts, which

follow from Montgomery's poems. Had it been in our power, the present bouquet should have been enlarged ; but we love to be sparing of fragrance and Aowers, and, surely,a daisy and snow-drop will suffice for October. There is a harmony in some of his lines, which is exquisite to a musical ear ; and his figures and combinations indicate, that he is no copyist. His future productions will entitle him to an honourable rank. He has already written poems, which are consecrated to durable preservation in the brilliant and mighty mass of English poetry. But probably his prophecy is superiorir to his fulfilment, and we are willing to believe, that his future greatness will advance beyond the just exactness of present anticipation. He is now a little Iulus ; by and by he will reign on the throne of his forefathers. His general merit will be acknowledged by all ; but difference of opinion begins with comparison. We do not pretend to decide his relative excellence, or the school, to which he belongs. We love to dwell on the purity of the “snow-drop,' which is better than oxslips and wild thyme ; and the field flower,' too, has perfume and tints, which are superiour to aromats and dyes from Ethiopia.]

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on the mate Whirlwinds wait; And blood-shot meteors lend thee

light; Hence to dreary arctick regions ; Summon thy terrifick legions ; Hence to caves of northern night Speed thy flight. From halcyon seas And puter skies, O southern breeze! Awake, arise : Breath of heaven! benignly blow, Melt the snow ; Breath of heaven! unchain the floods, Warm the woods, And make the mountains flow.

When the heart bounds with bliss,
And joy that cannot speak !

When I meet thee by the way,
Like a pretty, sportive child,
On the winter-wasted wild,
With thiy darling breeze at play,
Opening to the radiant sky
All the sweetness of thine eye ;
Or bright with sunbeams, fresh with

showers, O thou Fairy-Queen of flowers ! Watch thee o'er the plain advance At the head of Flora's dance ; Simple SNOW-DROP! then in thee All thy sister train I see : Every brilliant bud that blows, From the blue-bell to the rose ; All the beauties that appear On the bosom of the year ; All that wreathe the locks of Spring, Summer's ardent breath perfume, Or on the lap of Autumn bloom,

All to thee their tribute bring, Exhale their incense at thy shrine, -Their hues, their odours all are thine! For while thy humble form I view, The Muse's keen prophetick sight Brings fair Futurity to light, And Fancy's magick makes the vision

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Auspicious to the Muse's prayer,
The freshening gale
Embalms the vale,
And breathes enchantment thro' the

air :
On its wing
Floats the Spring,
With glowing eye, and golden hair :
Dark before her Angel-form
She drives the Demon of the storm,
Like Gladness chasing Care.
Winter's gloomy night withdrawn,
Lo! the young romantick hours
Search the hill, the dale, the lawn,
To behold the SNOW-DROP white
Start to light,
And shine in Flora's desart bowers,
Beneath the vernal dawn,
The Morning Star of Flowers !
O welcome to our Isle,
Thou Messenger of Peace !
At whose bewitching smile
The embattled tempests cease :
Emblem of Innocence and Truth !
First-born of Nature's womb,
When strong in renovated youth,
She bursts from Winter's tomb ;
Thy Parent's eye hath shed
A precious dew-drop on thine head,
Frail as a mother's tear,
Upon her infant's face,
When ardent hope to tender fear,
And anxious love, gives place.
But lo! the dew-drop falls away,
The sun salutes thee with a ray,
Warm as a mother's kiss
Upon her infant's cheek,

There is a Winter in my soul, The Winter of despair ; O when shall Spring its rage control ? When stall the SNOW-DROP blos.

som there? Cold gleams of comfort sometimes dart A dawn of glory on my heart, But quickly pass away : Thus Northern-lights the gloom adorn, And give the promise of a morn, That never turns to day!

But hark! methinks I hear A small still whisper in minė ear : “Rash Youth ! repent, “ Afflictions from above “ Are Angels, sent “On embassies of love. “ A fiery Legion, at thy birth, “Of chastening Woes were given, “To pluck thy flowers of Hope from

earth, “ And plant them high "O'er yonder sky, “Transform'd to stars,-and fixed in

heaven.”

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Librum tuum legi & quam diligentissime potui annotavi, quæ commutanda, que

eximenda, arbitrarer. Nam ego dicere vero assuevi. Neque ulli patientius reprehenduntur, quam qui maxime laudari merentur.- PLINY.

ARTICLE 54.

have been tempted to brave the The Journal of Andrew Ellicott, late

rigours of every clime, and their

exertions have been protected by commissioner on behalf of the U

hostile governments. If then cunited States, during part of the year 1796, the years 1797, 1798,

riosity could be excited with re1799, and part of the year 1800,

gard to distant rivers, tracing their for determining the boundary be

courses through savage deserts,

with how much interest would tween the United States and the

they look forward to the attain. possessions of his catholick majesty in America, containing occasional

ment of an accurate knowledge of

the Ohio and Mississippi, rivers remarks on the situation, soil, riv.

extensive in themselves, and the ers, natural productions, and discases of the different countries on

only avenues to the ocean of a ferthe Ohio, Mississippi, and gulf of

tile and flourishing country on the

former river, and of almost boundMerico ; with six maps, compre

less and unknown regions on the hending the Ohio, the Mississippi

latter ? At the moment of publifrom the mouth of the Ohio to the

cation, the Mississippi had acquirgulf of Mexico, the whole of W.

ed an additional claim to the conFlorida, and part of E. Florida. To which is added an appendir,

sideration of the American pub

lick, by the recent cession of Loucontaining all the astronomical ob

isiana. Mr. Ellicott, clothed in an servations made use of for deter

official character, possessed during mining the boundary, with many

a period of nearly four years the others made in different parts of

means of obtaining such informathe country for settling the glographical positions of some im

tion, as would fully have gratified

the publick expectation. To show portant points, with maps of the

how far these advantages have been boundary on a large scale ; like

improved will be the object of the wise, a great number of thermo

following review. metrical observations made at dif

A journal soon becomes dull, ferent times and places. 1 vol.

where we are neither instructed 1410. Philadelphia, Budd & Bar

by important facts, nor amused tram. 1803.

with interesting anecdotes or obGEOGRAPHY has been so assid- servations. The reader is soon fauously cultivated of late years, that tigued with passing over bad roads every work tending to its improve. and down shoal rivers, where he ment has been received with more, has nothing but these necessary than common interest. In the concomitants, teazing accidents, or pursuit of this science, individuals the state of the weather, to ani use

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