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Thou canst not now drink dew from flowers,
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
* Lately discovered.
Those gooseberry eyes with emerald lightnings big,
How pleasant sitting at my cottage door
For the Anthology
LINES WRITTEN AT SEA AFTER A STORM,
THE faithless waves I'll trust no more,
But praise to him, who rules the wave!
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.
(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.]
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,
When I meet thee by the way,
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
Auspicious to the Muse's prayer,
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
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.
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