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CONGRESS. But little has yet been done. | self of the means now at my disposal of With respect to the three first of these offend. A resolution has passed - That the committee prosecuting the war with unreserved vigour." | ers, I shall only inform my friends, that I am on military affairs be instructed to inquire in
not unmindful of their complaints and their so the expediency of giving each deserter LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS.
wishes ; and that I shall very soon . hold up For the British army, during the present war
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the guilty ones to publick detestation, unless on hundred acres of land, such deserters actu
THE WRITER, No. XXII.
there is a speedy and serious reform in their
| vicious habits. But I am so shocked with the ally sem, ling on the same."
I CONSIDER it the duty of every man who i atrocious and inexcusable guilt of this swearC V . Campbell has resigned as Secretary
lives in society, to contribute, in some way or -retre Treasury. Mr. Munroe is appointed
er, that I think I ought not to let him pass other, to the well being of that community of another moment without reprobation. Secretary at War. The departments of State
So which he makes a part. There is always and Treasury, are both vacant.
vulgar, so low, so unmannerly, and detestable something to be done in the great field of a vice, one would expect to find only amongst STATE LEGISLATURE. Our stale government assembled last Wednesday. His human life, and the labourers should be va. |
the lowest and rudest class of men, and that * riously, as well as constantly, employed about not even a rendezvous in Excellency made his communication the same
Fish-street, or a. it. If you are not sowing the seeds of in- | brothel on the hill, could have produced a day.
struction, you may be rooting out the weeds vocabulary of such profane and shocking oaths, On Thursday, Mr. Otis proposed Resolu
of error and prejudice, which spring round as I have seen from the mouth of one who tions to the Senate, approving the defensive
the tender plant and would check its growth calls himself a gentleman. It is true, that no measures adopted by the Governour, and ex
or corrupt its fruit. At one time the vine one, who is addicted to crimes, has a full sense pressing the high praise due to the officers
must be fostered and supported by the hand of of the extent of the iniquity of which he is and soldiers of the militia, for their alacrity in
culture ; and at another, its luxuriance must guilty ; but of all men the profane swearer repairing to the capital and their excellent dis
be repressed, by pruning away the too forward would be the most astonished to know how cipline.
and wanton branches. It requires also to be often he offends. Were this list of oaths to The following Extract from Governour
guarded, both against destructive animals and be presented to the person who uttered them, Strong's Message describes the present un
birds of prey which assail it from without, and he would at first, with disdain perhaps, deny happy situation of this state :
from reptiles and mischievous insects within, I the charge ; but if he could be convinced of The situation of this State is peculiarly
which often frustrate the labours of the hus. dangerous and perplexing. We have been
the truth of it, I am persuaded he would shudbandman and destroy his best hopes.
der at his own folly and impiety. Were I led by the terms of the Constitution to rely
In times of general danger, there are always even disposed to publish this awful testimony on the Government of the Union to provide for
some men to whom we immediately look for of the depravity of one of my fellow beings, our defence. We have resigned to that
safety and defence ; some whose bold and the space it would require would be more Government the revenues of the State, with
adventurous spirits seem to point them out as than it would be proper for me to occupy in the expectation that this object would not be
the natural guardians of society, and in whom this paper ; but I have a better reason for neglected. But the Government has declared
the more weak and timid find a most cheering withholding it from the publick eye, which is, war against the most powerful maritime nation, pledge of protection and security.
to save my readers from a sensation of horror whose fleets can approach every section of our
Whilst the alarms of war are now loud in our that it must produce in the bosom of every extended sea-coast, and we are disappointed
ears, it is a source of great consolation to us, | christian. I would however recommend the in our expectations of national defence. But |
who have only what Falstaff humorously calls plan, which has in this instance been adopted, though we may be convinced that the war in
the a better part of valour" in our composition, of noting down every oath that hurries from its commencement was unnecessary and unjust,
to see so many formidable weapons daily l the lips of one of these swearers, and of holdand has been prosecuted without any useful or
glittering in our eyes and ready to be wielded | ing up the disgusting picture to his own conpracticable object against the inhabitants of inter
in our defence. But as every man, however Canada, while our sea-coast has been left almost
templation, as the best method that could be grateful he may feel for the services of others, | used for his bekorinations, and turning him defenceloss, and though in a war thus como
still looks with some degree of complacency menced we may have declined to afford our
from this great wickedness and folly. upon his own exertions, I am extremely devoluntary aid to offensive operations, yet I
sirous that my labours should not be overlooked presume there will be no doubt of our right to or forgotten amidst the din of arms, and that,
EVIL CONSEQUENCES OF REFINEMENT, defend our dwellings and possessions against because nature has not given me strength or
We have not selected the following extract any hostile attack by which their destruction 'industry to dig, nor a disposition to fight, I
from a desire to check the cultivation of whatis menaced. Let us then, relying on the should be thought wholly useless in these dis
erer is elegant and ornamental, in society, support and direction of Providence, unite in astrous times, or to have stood idle and con
nor to encourage the indulgence of gross prosuch measures for our safety, as the times de. tributed nothing to the benefit of my country.
pensities ; but to show that refinement, like mand, and the principles of justice and the
I desire my fellow-citizens to consider that we
every other good quality, carried to excess, law of self-preservation will justify. To your have other enemies to encounter, besides those
or improperly regulated, does not conduce to wisdom and patriotism the interests of the State who are repelled by downright steel and gun
the perfection of the mind, nor to the increase are confided, and the more valuable those
powder, and that the moral writer who enters
¡ of happiness. interests are, the more solicitous you will be to the lists against the vices of the times ought
“ Refinement and delicacy of taste is an guard and preserve them."
not to be thought unuseful in the ranks of life,
Per acquisition very dangerous and deceitful.-It or as drawing forth his little feathery weapon
fiatiers our pride by giving us a conscious Notwithstanding all that has been said, we and shedding his ink in a bad cause. He who
superiority over the rest of mankind, and by find no evidence that the British government I den declares war against vice and folly, has certainly
specious promises of enjoyment unknown to will rise upon their former principles, in setas many enemies and as powerful ones, as a
vulgar minds, often cheats us out of those tling a treaty with this country. On the proprudent, or even a brave man ought to contend
pleasures, which belong equally to the whole
! roguing of Parliament, the Speaker of the with, and it may be some triumph to check
species, and which nature intended every one House of Commons addressed the Prince Retheir advances,although he does not drive them
should enjoy. People possessed of extreme gent, and with respect to America remarked : from the field.
delicacy are haunted as it were with an evil * We have still one contest to maintain by war I Such are the foes which I profess to encoun
genius, by certain ideas of the coarse, the low, --a war which we can never consent to termiter ; and notwithstanding I may be accused of
the vulgar, the irregular, which strike them nate, but by the establishment of our clainks, practising “barbarous warfare," I am determin
in all the natural pleasures of life, and render according to the maxims of publick law, and the ell to give these my enemies no quarter. I think
them incapable of enjoying them.si maritime rights of this empire.".. it the more necessary to make this declaration,
There is scarcely an external or internal The Prince, in his answer, repeats almost as I have lately received intelligence from
sense but may be brought, by constant indul. the very words he used on a former occasion : some of my auxiliaries and allies, that the
gence and attention, to such a degree of “I regret the continuance of the war with enemy is increasing his strength, and manifests!
acuteness, as to be disgusted at every object the U. States, nol withstanding the unprovoked a disposition to shew himself more openly and
that is presented to it. This extreme sensi. aggression of the government of thai country. X in a way of defiance. I have had complaints
bility and refinement, though usually at first and the circumstances under which it took
the effect of vanity and affectation, yet, by a against several vicious practices, and am urged, place. I am sincerely desirous of the restora. in imitation of the journal of a Drunkard, 10
coastant attention to all the little circumstantion of poace between the two countries upon on publish a like narrative of a gamester, a liar,
ces that feed them, soon become reat and conditions honourable to both ; but until this and a debauchee, and have had sent me a most
genuine. But nature has set hounds to all object can be obtained, I am persuaded you frightfui list of oaths, taken down in short hand
our pleasgres. We may enjoy the safely will perceive the necessity of my availing my
'as they were wtered by a profaire süeaver, within these bounds, but if we refine-too much s
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upon them, the certain consequence is disap- / plain the latter by the analogy of the former, | Advancing, new beauties enraptured his sight, pointment and chagrin.”
and even to refer them to the same general | He call’d her his treasure-his joy-bis delight! laws."
But flies are inconstant, as well as mankind, . MEMORY.
And boast, like their betters, a versatile mind; Philosophers have ever found the analysis
So the insect discover'd that sweets will soon clic of the human mind an inexhaustible subject of
And turn’d with disgust" from the fugitive joy. ??? speculation, but none of its faculties has puz.
But, ere he departed, (for, as we have said, zled their researches more than Memory. Nich
Though faJse-bearted, the knaye was extremely we.. olas Malebranche, an illustrious sage of France,
La bred,) of the last century, whom Locke considered an
FAREWEL! !-but whenever you welcome the hour He mourn’d that stern business precluded his stay, " acute and ingenious" writer, seemed to flatter himseif that he had removed every difficulty,
That awakens the night-song of mirth in your bower, And call'd him, reluctant, from Rosa away; or rather would make us believe, there was uo
Then think of the friend, who once welcomed it too, Then lengthen'd his face, like a sorrowing:Swain, difficulty in understanding so plain a subject. And forgot his own griefs to be happy with you. And promis'd ere evening to call there again; The following is his Theory of Memory : His griefs may return—not a hope may remain Sighed deep, as he spread his gay pinions for flight,
" It being granted, that all our different per- of the few tbat have brightened his pathway of pain And lauglied in his sleeve, as he vanish'd from sight. ceptions are owing to the changes happening But he ne'er will forget the short vision that threw Then call'd on a tulip, a dashing young belle, in the fibres of the principal part of the brain, Its enchantment around him, while ling'ring with you! To bid her good morning, and hope she'd slept well ; wherein the soul more immediately resides,
But the smiles, which oft greeted his coming, were the nature of the memory is obvious : for as And still on that evening, when pleasure fills up the leaves of a tree, that have been folded for To the highest top-sparkle each heart and each cup, This salute was return'd with a toss of the head, some time in a certain manner, preserve a fa Where'er my path lies, be it gloomy or bright, | And a “ Harkee, fine sir ! with the plumage so bright, cility of disposition to be folded again in the
My soul, happy friends ! shall be with you that night ; “ Prithee, wing at respectable distance your flight." same manner ; so the fibres of the brain, hav.
| Shall join in your revels, your sports, and your wiles, Amazed at this coldness un wonted, our fy ing once received certain impressions by the
And return to me, beaming all o'er with your smiles !-- Vow'd (with hand upon heart) he should certainly die, courses of the animal spirits, and by the ac
Too blest, if it tells me that, 'mid the gay cheer, But remembering a saying, with which he had met, tion of objects, preserve, for some time, a fa
Some kind voice had murmured, “I wish he were bere!” That a lover forsaken a new lore may get,” cility to receive the same disposition. Now it is in this facility that memory consists ; for we
To some other occasion referr'd his despair, Let fate do her worst, there are relicks of joy, think the same things, when the brain receives
And flew gaily to seek a more complaisant fair, Bright dreams of the past, which she cannot destroy, the same impression.
But short was bis glee, as the showers of May, And which come, in the niglit-time of sorrow and care, | And the bright flush of hope soon gave place to dismay, « Farther, as the animal spirits act some- ! times more briskly, and sometimes more lan- 1
s back the features that joy us'd to wear. For, dark on each brow, lower'd the frown of disdain, guidly, on the substance of the brain ; and as Long, long be my heart with such memories fillid! And frigid replies check'd his amorous strain. sensible objects make much deeper, and more Like the vase in which roses have once been distillid
At last on a dock-leaf he lighted forlorn, lasting impressions, than the imagination alone ; You may break, you may ruin the vase, if you will ;
While the tulip thus vented to Rosa her scorn. it is easy, on this scheme, to conceive why we But the scent of the roses will hang round it still!
“O shame to thy sex! must thou open thine arms, do not remember all things alike; why a thing,
“ And suffer such striplings to rifle thy charms, for instance, seen twice is represented more
. "Quo semel est imbuta recens servabit odorem
“Thou should'st, foolish flower! ta'en example by me, vividly to the mind than another seen bui once :
And learn'd to coquet with the manlier bee, and why things, that have been seen, are usu
"To bold in your chains the genteel dragon-fly, ally remembered more diggingly, than those that have been only imagined, si.
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Or gaia from the clegant Kumn-bird a sigh; « Old men are defective in memory, and
.“ But now all thy beauties unnoticed may bloom,
GREECE cặnnot learn any thing without much difficulty,
“ And too late thou shalt mourn for thy merited doom." because they want animal spirits to make new That time has flown when bards could sing,
She ceas'd, and expanded her petals with pride, traces, and because the fibres of the brain are
Recounting deeds of deathless fame,
While crocus and daffodils join'd to deride, become too hard to receive, or too moist to
To circling crowds could strike the string, · And, close 'round her eim, the dark nightshade did retain such impressions. For the same reason, And chieftains felt the Patriot's flame.
cling, chose, who learn with the greatest ease, forget
And pronounc'd pretty Rosa an odious thing. the soonest ; in regard when the fibres are
For Greece in mould'ring ruin lies,
Just then came our butterfly, meaning to stay, soft and flexible, objects make a slight im
Bow'd down her domes in long decay ;
And pass a few moments with Rose, in his way. pression, which the continual course of animal
And yought is left beneath her skies, spirits easily wears off. On the contrary, the
From her no reproaches could he seriously fear, fibres of those who learn slowly, being less
But falling wrecks of temples gray.
But new disappointment awaited him bere. flexible and less subject to be shaken, the tra
“ Go, vile one,” she cried, in a passionate strain,
Round marble tombs the fox is seen, ces are more deeply engraven, and last the
“ He that boasts of my favours, ne'er tastes them again.”
Starti'd at man, she flies in haste ; longer. From all which observations it fol.
Then loudly the fly 'gan to curse his hard fate, lows, that the memory is absolutely dependent
The once throng'd streets now sleep in green, That had shown him the cause of the mischief too late ; on the body ; being impaired or strengthened,
And al is desolate and waste.
For reclin’d on the dock, he had taken a view according to the changes that befal the body ;
Of his visage demure, on a bright drop of dew,
But onte,--that time alas, is fed ! a fall, the transports of a fever, &c. being fre
Here Stience mark'd her list’ning train, quently found to erase or blot out all the tra
And saw, just above his proboscis display'd,
A speck of farina had Rosa betray'd. ces, to bear away all the d&as, and to cause an
Here glowing Freedom rear'd her head :
My fable, though simple, dear Juliette, regard,
But fellah, ne'er to rise again!
And the olive extend to a suppliant bard;
Believe not my tongue did our raptures unfold, troversy with so distinguished a combatant, as the learned father ; but I trust confess it ap
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The tale is as false, as the miscreant that told. pears no less clear to me, than the theory of
1 My tips though anconscious, sweet maiden, disclos'd
TO JULIETTE. memory did to him, that there is a radical
What else had forever in silence-repos’d errour in his mode of reasoning; and that this His der sons, one morning, a butterfly paid
or the traitors Bad borrow'd their fresh tint from you, errour has been well described by Professor
Where opening rosebud her beauties displayed
ed And Envy remember'd the roseate hue.
Abd Envy reme Dugald Stewart, in the introduction to his
The fly was accomplish'd, the flow'ret was young, • Philosophy of the Human Mind.' “ From
| And Fishery lent all her charms to his tongue. our earliest years," says he, “our attention is
He vout her engrossed with the qualities and laws of MAT
tractions had turn'a his poor brain,
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doning us? No-it will not be denied that this state, and be whole American republick.
our armies were sent to the northern frontier, We are among those who have been trembling FOR THE BOSTON SPECTATOR.
where no enemy threatened ; where there was for the Union ; indeed we have felt persuaded For what purpose was the federal govern
no prospect of danger; not to defend the Uri- that its duration would be short, unless some ment established ? The Preamble to the fed
ed. ted States, but to pass their boundaries and alteration should take place, which should seemol constitution answers. We the per le I make a conquest of Canada! The administra- | cure to the people of the United States the of the United States, in order to provide
ition is not merely guilty of a partial distribution blessings they proposed to themselves when for the common defence, do ordain and es
of its means of protection, by which Massa- | adopting the federal constitution. Individuals, tablish this constitution of the United States
chusetts has been neglected in favour of some affected by a distinct, selfish interest, may harof America." This, therefore, was one of the
other state. The crime is deeper-the inter- rangue as long as they please, in favour of the essential objects of this political compact, and
ests of the whole Union have been abandoned; present order of things; yet those,who are bento provide for the common defence became
I a powerful foe is brought upon us, and our efitted by the enormous abuses which have one of the principal duties of the general gov.
resources are exhausted, and our physical | been practised, are so few, compared with the ernment, by the terms of the instrument which
force employed, not to defend any part, expos- great mass of the community, who are suffergave it existence.
ed to danger, but to make inroads upon a for- ing beyond calculation or endurance, we can. Admit, for a moment, the position (which eign territory."
not but flatter ourselves if provisions are now ' however we shall ever strenuously maintain
We are not disposed to question the consti- brought forward, which shall prevent such
tutionality of those acts, which have drained to be false) that this war was declared " with
abuses, that a majority of the people will hail a view to promote the general welfare," what
our country of its resources, and raised are them with sincere approbation. We trembled were expected to be its incidental consequen
mies for conquest. Such powers undoubtedly for the fate of our political Union, because, ces, and how have they been obviated, by
were vested in government ; and if we had not however men may be blinded and mislcd, they those, bound to provide for the common de
been left a defenceless prey to the enemy, we will not long remain quiet under a popular
could have had no ground of complaint, but form of government, if they find that, instead fence ? Mr. Munroe, the organ of the federal Es.
of the federal Es such as might appear to be founded on the in- of making them happy and prosperous, it arecutive answers, “ It was anticipated soon af
justice or impolicy of the war. But our secu- rests their favourite and necessary pursuits, ter the commencement of the war severy man
rity is the first and most important of all con- robs them of their property, and exposes even of common sense anticipated it before that i
siderations. Whatever is done to the sacrifice life to peril. Sach is our situation, and so cerwhile it lasted, every part of the Union, ESPE
of this object, though the acts by which it is tain as man revolts at the idea of misery, so CIALLY THE SEA BOARD, would be exposed to
accomplished are strictly conformable to the certain are we approaching a state of general some degree of danger, greater or less, as.
letter of the constitution, defeats the end of convulsion, if the causes of discontent are not cording to the spirit with which the war
government, destroys the very foundation on removed. The political guardians of Massa
which the constitution was construitd, and might be waged.”
chusetts, have, at last, turned their attention In this case, wiat was the duty of the geri
leaves us worse. much worse than we should | to the proper object of their exertions. They eral government? The constitution answers, | have been in a state of nature.
| appear disposed to consider the defects of ne in general terms, but Mr. Munroe, more ex
The abominable tyranny of Bonaparte him-. constitution. As to these may be imputed the plicitly It was the duty of the govern.
self was more consistent with the first object whole train of our national sufferings, we ment to make the best provision against that
of government, than the conduct of our admin trust they will persevere with integrity and danger, which might be practicable, and it
istration. With the revenues, and the strength firmness, until it be made competent to its was proper that the provision should continue
of the nation over which he had the control, original design, a lasting bond of national hap
he left his empire,on a plan of conquest. But while the cause existed.”
piness. How has government discharged these ob.
when France was invaded, he did not attempt The great danger is lest too many, unwilling ligations ? The Executive was well aware, we
to make war, out of her limits. He exerted to take the trouble of tracing our calamities find by his own confession, that the declaration
his utmost to repel the invader. He failed, to the fountain head, will be satisfied with a of war would particularly expose the sca
and let-Mr. Madison remark the reason-be. mere change of administration, an event which board to danger ; and no state presents so ex
cause his ambition for conquest had aroused | would undoubtedly produce peace, and many
formidable enemies ; and reduced his empire tensive a seacoast, nor so great a temptation to
temporary advantages ; but would afford no destruction, as Massachusetts.
to weakness and poverty ; his tyranny had substantial prospect of permanent security,
rendered the success of the enemy desirable Our worthy Governour only states notorious
• Put down these men, who have deceived and facts, when he informs us, that " at different
I to his own people ; their enemy actually be oppressed us,' say some, and we shall do well times, and for short periods, some of the
came their friend, by enabling them to free enough. Undoubtedly, if, by putting them troops of the United States had been stationed
themselves from intolerable slavery and the down, the race of corrupt demagogues were within this commonwealth ; but most of them miseries of unnecessary war.
extirpated. But, if ever there was a time were withdrawn for the purpose of aiding in
In this deplorable situation, every man must when Americans believed that a state of socie
I be allowed to enjoy his opinion, as to the best The operations AGAINST CANADA !”
ty could be found in this country, in which course to be pursued. For ourselves we do I there would be no bad men, so sanguine a be: Is there yet remain in Massachusetts an ad. course to be pursued. For ourselves we do I vocate of Mr. Madison's administration, by
not hesitate to say-a government capable of lief must now be relinquished. Changing ru
such abuses is a wretched one. what ingenuity can be possibly avoid the in
That if it be lers will not change the materials of which so
possible to put on parchment any principles ferences which plainly follow from these pre.
ciety is composed. We cannot expect ever mises ? Will he attempt to defend rulers,
which will be sufficient to prevent such abuses, to place better men in power, than graced
il it should and must be done. We united, that we our publick councils, when our political career who expressly condemn themselves ? Will he deny that government foresaw the danger
might have the strength of the whole to de- began ; with the same constitution, we cannot to which war would expose us? Mr. Munroe
fend every part If that advantage is denied therefore expect a better result, than we have declares, they did. Will he deny that govern
| us, the next maxim of good policy is ; let already experienced. ment was bound to do its utmost to secure us | strength take care of itself.
Let it be well observed, that, though all the against this danger ? Mr. Munroe declares,
publick suffering which preceded the war, it was. Will he deny that the physical force
PATRIOTICK MEASURES. and at length the war itself, were the fruits of of government was withdrawn from the sea
a bad administration, the existence of such ar. coast, and sent where it could give us no as- the Legislature of this Commonwealth shed a
administration was owing to the imperfection sistance? We appeal to every man's knowl- ray of hope on the gloom of our political sky,
of onr constitution. Ils local bearings are unedge, that it was. Were our armies sent to a and permit us to imagine it possible, that
equal and unjust. It gives to one section of quarter of the Union where there was danger, Providence may yet convert our late and the country, whose interests are peculiar to itso that there might be some apology for aban- / present sufferings to the ultimate advantage of self, the power of controlling, oppressing, and
ruining aso:her. But, wha: yet worse, from feel less sanguine as to its immediate accom: don ; after which the nego: E ZER its very nature and taking the whole sogether, piishmeni..
ied, and continued with CUTIT. L E its tendencs, as it nov stands, is, and ever wil
secretary to Mr Barari. 30 g for free az be, to gire prejudice, ignorance, and rice, the
02 32 2!st to embart fo: Ametic ara ascendancy over those less diffused qualities.
the correre la dans. 2 Ker It information and sirtge. W consolation is
week) Opamon. 25 to the result s atras it to us, if it be true, and it is true that es: ! BOSTON, SATURDAY, OCT. 15, 1614. er conjectural, for nothing teeme e treme distress and alarm silence men's pas.
subjects of conference tave seer dizisi sions, and exalt men of gemine, eblighiarei FOREIGN London papers contain ac
DOMESTICK. The Setmar tie patriotism to poser ? As certainly 25 tneiro century as their counts, received from. Gortesburgo, but a
States, the sth inst contiTTER the SATEFisdom tranquillizes the publick mird, so. Se 50 Swedish army of 16,000 had entered Norway,
of Alexander L Dallas. Sem i certainly they will become secrifice loiside i deíenied the Norwegians, and thus terminated
Treasury. trigue and corruption, which spring upard the pretension of Prince Christian, to an inde
About the 15th it. the Britsst. Samtite V Aourish the instant tranquillity is restored. pendent gorernment
bile press, te West Floridia with the t i We might bring a long trais of argumen:s to
a r Cute prose that such is the nature of our political
commander DT Mar 127- tween Denmark and France and a Daniel Sacksos's the institucions ; but to men of obsersation and rem minister has been recognized at Paris
Teace to replet the enem. ut res flection; the fact cannot bot be too obrious, 1 The post important event now in prospect,
Joss, bles one of their frigats d e that, uoless our constitution be improved, beo
and sunt a brig in Earope, is the grand Congress, which was ourable, upright, sell-informed men cannot be to meet at Vienna, on the first of October. Og
Oct 14h. The feet unte: Comandons kept in poser. Their reign will be limited to 1 the lúth of September, the Prince of Meter
Chances returned 10 Sacker's taten S the duration of calamities, which unprincipled cicb, on the part of Austria, Count Nesselrode,
Jones Teo had not yet let is. His rulers produce, and to effect even is 1- 4;
on the part of Bassia. Lond Castlereagh. fronlarge ship mouming 9 15. 5 atro sient good, those c-lamities nys: be so orer
se, roept bendaag ber sails Gene Greae Britain, ad the Prince of Hardenberab
DrenThelining 25 ! contound and territy i5e mu ifron Prissia, sere to meet and Es tbe priorić |
mond is sila the heat o tie hizi is titude.
in Val 970i ples of the gence. The Emperour of Russa 1 said to be subering severe To remedy soch erils, se confess, is so easy! il a nd King of Prussia will be cabe spoi, to res
visioes, paracolaris breat.. ist sies is not task ; but if erer i: can be doné, it mus be on
ify these cases.
1 bis whole aree casi croi by our's a rs Erie : such an occasion as tbe present Those of us!
Belgium is to be anzesed to the states of
Because tbe reports of themes of who are now on the stage of actire le cannot Hoilaad, aod tbe colonies is Guyana art so be
lia which had gone over hs Sans from -- espect to see again tha: rational prosperity :
New York, must have been annostecesse Chich re once hare silessed ; our repoblics :
Charies IV. of Spain bas poblisbed from
at the late sorge, our loss in Lilies and roses has so sank coder the risoas measares of the Rome, that the instrument, purporting to be
ed as at leas: 533--and becks, beisce the has. ten years, that, is the present age. it cane
itse abiication of his
sor ie, the garrison had snfered ssterely by not recoser. Ba: on faibers Labourei fo: os and that his claims to it will be supported by
the bonbardment or she enamt -- shall se pot do as much for our children? : i the Pope and Louis XVIII.
- A buat belonging to Chansey's stp Site If we mast leave them poot, sich a legacy of
rior bas cap.ured 4 boats ani sheer cargoes, si taxes accimolated by tbe folly of our cay, iet the congress in Vienna
vide, brzsás, crases. Sc. boud to Longsts, us, if possible, leave them a government,
Oa the 9th of August the Princess of Wales,
Forth 12.030 dsrs. Tasch | secure then the ep113236 of whose concerns are so long been a subject of
The British narz] force the Chesapeake their rights, and cherish their ora txer-13
discuss Eaziend. arrived at Cugbares, 15 Dow principa. T 2anche in Lynnbaren bas,
I just witbis cape Herrt.
Tbe late ejection in Warisad has tertica-
ted in great and encouraging changes, both in SINCE Mr. Dallas has arrived from Ghent ! arrived from Ghent i vecmatore the america minister at the Mr. Crasford, the Americas minister at the 1!
tbe state zod congressiusi recesentation. It coriosity has been all alive to know wha: 525 I court of Louis XVIII. delivered bis credes
is supposed are fe deruliss sad four democrats the progress of negotiation. The contents of Itals on cbe 3ml of Jane.
are cbosea for Congress; the peesent repre. the official despatches brought by this gen:le. | Preparations base beguaia Lisboa for ite!
sentatires are, S ser ud s democratick. man are not made publick, be: letters from recepcion of tbe Royal family, wbo are 5902
CONGRESS. Tie Das ispertant subject some of our ministers afford to fiatterisz expected from South America
before Congress 25 en is . Badget, sebmitprospect of a speedy peace. It is said the Forts-eige: toas oí moner, from Spasisted by the Congre o Es Neans. It claims of the British are such as cannot be | America, belonging priocigasy to perc , 1
is proposed in be is that the Direct admitted. It is very possible and indeed have been deposited in the back of Esgui
Tag of 1814 shzil se incres see half for Dost probable, that the British ministers hare
A Loudon ministerial paper s395 posie
s posi- ! 1813---then Taxes ad Escs are to be levigraduated instructions, and that ther tat of, tireir, taat - Great Britais does not dessed on spirts, sales a ECU) pos age, playing more than they are to insist upos ; bet it is, any thing more 1790, of America, than she wicaras, boste
has she cit cards, lotteries, pleasere borses saat, tobacco, certain, that if they propose portrag but what two or three years since
bat Liere is no
bat bere is no hats, corion, park, wooden clashs leather, iron, tbear government bare a right to demasi, treib in the reported yiess of sey territorial breseries. potteries glass booses peper mills, mass of our ministers would boosot Lbeit demarca3035ires ric005 on the Americas Sist meis. Soot miste claims inadmissible. Fot our ONI part. re fisheries-maal ecuacats.idrissa 09 i glasses, &c. watches jewe... bie-top folly believe that the instructions of our midis. ! the lakes, ocurade to locas Tour Great B: 1- 39035..Clocks, so ters are yet so strongly incured with doc. ang si maistas iso rizs, sbich she buis
STATE LEGISLATCAE. The very in triots, parely Nadisonize, that obstacles, on by the lay of nations. ese ber corcues's o portant Reso!res reported by a osnittee o this score, ratber than 207 orber, vil be the the ocea e rigsto prera: Deusa dags
- seveda ta ' part of the Govercour's message, bare been Deas of delaying a peace. Docs we man in proticiag ber ess 's 9:0yery, 9ibe tz
12-1 debased in the Senate and passed. They this country boos the: Mr. Macesoa bes 2223- SE2% ; agjede rigt stub ahe: 25d tube.
earch aner date relate to defence and state funds and to the doned the ground on which be made, o has ; ber natire-ra tr 107.
9 from 29. 2970stmeat of delegates fron the other New contioned the war? We presme 20-280 tral percbactes : oi bese scrises se tagland states, on the means of 092am ifbe bas pot, it is certain Gree, Brisia will is writing to take reciproc2!"
regress of publick grievances, and a resisica not concede to bisn, more than she and to : Prepar325 6: será a large re: re: of the federal Constrat Washington and Adams. rent to America, weder in ... 11:52:
It has been agreet in the Seaste that It will be a hard matter, with such a gorera: 'ls crees, but at si: ses, 35:20-cal
Trelse delegates shall be chosen of the Leg. Incot as ours, for the people trer to kaos i creas s kovo,
| islature, 03 Tuesday nex, to faeer delegates what Great Britain actually does demaod. But Negatif I; Gn. Toe 6:5: Coessce
from the New England states, in conventios if oor minister's return witboot cocoring peach besve te Age:
2 3 :
at Hartford, on the i5ib day of December next we trest tbe TEETE l beestorted from our took pace once s o : .5., 1roduced
Tae army, proposed to be raised by the state az ere: cosest to a sz
e rzitea f the former Air for its oa defence, is to consist of 10.000 men pledge itself in te struggle, for it w tbeater STEA CETEROS a 50 pesinli we dis s e organized an assume 2 spore serious aspect tbas eter.
Coss56 28 : o acout the Lo ! For this and other state purposes, the 698. We stal mode! ze the bope and especiais ! Castieres reserebere. on his was to 29. enour !s a? orized to borrow a sum, not ede that this negotistica ed in 9810E; ba: '12, 31 av ez ikerise returned froin Lon.) cecibog one mulhou of dollars.
LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS. look at them with stoical indifference, and ex- | sidered as a gencrous donation to the Fue
I perience no other emotion at seeing bare arms Society. We expressed our determination, on issuing and bare necks, or even naked backs and aroposals for this paper, to preserve it entirely I shoulders, than fear, lest the dear creatures ENGLISH HORSE-RACING. pure from every thing of a personal nature, would take cold, or that such delicate skin reflecting on private character ; in this pur- | might be marred by a scratch or a blister.
A PORTUGUESA traveller, speaking of Engpose we have continued, and shall ever perse. Such however is not the case with a man who
w lish diversions, thus describes their korsevere. But though this design was plainly is not hardened against the attacks of beauty,
races :avowed, covert attempts have been made, more but for the first time sees so much of the “mys
“ This sports for many years been uni. than once, to pervert our columns to the pur: | teries of love" unveiled before him. My friend
versal : scarce a county in England, but has poses of malignity ; of such conduct, we shall I was evidently embarrassed, and I confess I
its stated times and places for racing, in Spring now, once for all, freely give our opinion. enjoyed a sort of roguish pleasure in watching
and Autumn, a which most of the gentlemen To take satisfaction in diminishing the hap- 1bim, and endeavouring to search out, whether
of the several counties respectively assemble. piness of our fellow-creatures, in increasing his rustick sense of decency or a more tumul
Those who are fond of this diversion are exthe numerous ills that life is heir to by Un- tuous feeling was the real occasion of his un ! tremely nice 14 the breed of their horses, and iustly or unnecessarily wounding either chal- Leasiness : perhaps each of them ected a pant
have imported the horses of several countries acter or feeling, is a disposition incompatible in this diama of his sensibilities was very
in order to med it. The nobility and gentry with the dictates of christianity; to effect such Lolad however that he rot off without commit
| assemble at 1uwmarket, in September and purposes, under the shelter of concealment, is in
15 ting any great error in good breeding, for I October annuoly, to partake of this amusenot only immoral, but base. Covered attacks, , am
am persuaded, that had he gone into the incnt i and in sy venture to say, that there is through a publick paper, are not only injurious
only injurious room without me, and before any other gen-
| not to be seen, in Europe, so many fine horses to the intended objects of them, but insulting
tlemen were there, he would have remember- l together, as are met with on this occasion, in to an honourable editor. Let them be candidly wed the fate of Acteon with trembling, and fled L
the plains of Newmarket. Here the world submitted and their bearings or allusions exaway in confusion, supposing he had intruded
seems to be very much upon a level ; men of plained, and then if he chooses to participate at an improper moment, and before the ladies all degrees converse freely together, bet and in the ill nature or scurrility of his correspond were prepared to receive male visitors.
lay wagers without ceremony. It is not un
common to run for a thousand pounds at a not made to commit unconsciously an ungene- this strange disposition to go naked, in such
time, and the bets frequently amount to many rous, ungentlemanly act, which he would de la cold climate as vould de- a cold climate as ours, and have wondered
thousands. liere is a four-mile and a sixspise. bow a fashion should get up and prevail in i
| mile course, oc a level heath of excellent turf, Editors of most periodical publications are the forty-third degree of North Latitude,
without hedge or tree to interrupt the sighi, subjected to this kind of impertinence. We which every one would suppose ought to be
| the last half mile of the course only being a have persons among us who would creep into confined between the Tropicks. This objection
iection | gentle ascent. It is very entertaining to see
5 respectable houses, unknown to the proprie- however has respect only to the effects, which
how these fine creatures stretch up this little tor, throw stones at passengers, or spit upon the fashion may have upon females themselves:
| hill, with a swift but regular motion, while them from the windows, from a cowardly in- but there is another that regards - the effect !
the whole field is laying wagers on one side or tention to perpetrate their mischief with secu- upon the other sex ; which is, that it reveals
| the other, and endeavouring to get in, to see rity, and to aggravate the wrong by the char- too much. and leaves too litrle for curiosity to the end of it, and they are often so extremely acter of the quarter from which it proceeded. I descry, or imagination to conjecture. We are
| well matched, that the prize is carried but by always prone to magoffy the value of hidden the length of a horse, or perhaps by his head,
sure: this may be a trite observation, but the judges who are to decide it being placed We do not know but the strictures of "The Writer” in the number of to-day, may be applied
there is not a maxim in all the economy of at a proper slation to take the nicest view."
pallava Jatues that is voore constantly verified. cable to existing manners in some parts of our Every beauty, which the vice of modesty con
FROM THE BALTIMORE! LONTARIO country ; but we are rather of opinion that the
| ceals from the eye, wili be represented, by U . foible which he condemns was banished from
MATRIMONY. the busy pencil of fanov in more glowing co all genteel society, in this metropolis, some
V.There is something so sacred in the insti
ours to the mind. O eight or ten years ago.
I remember before I travelled abroad, that tution of marriage; it is so powerfully recom| I had formed a notion that all the female
mended and so strongly enfo.ccd by the beauty in the Catholick countries of Europe
ntries of Eurone | precepts of morality, as well as by the mandates FOR THE BOSTOX SPECTATOR. was shut up in Cloisters, and that if ever I
of nature ; and contributes so much to the THE WRITER, No. XXII. could obtain the privilege of seeing a Nun, I
| good of society and the happiness of individuals, I HAVE a friend in the country who lately should be rapt in the contemplation of superior
that the greatest reluctance accompanies the made me a visit, and whilst he was in town
observations I am about to make. charms. But this dolusion vanished as soon we were both invited to a party.
I consider persons who have entered into as the nun appeared ; and although I have There was
seen and conversed with many, I never saw a brilliant circle of ladies, and some of them
this state, as reposing under the solemn shade one that had any claim as the manner now is, were not altogether so
to beauty. A
of authority ; and while they preserve a duc
like well covered, as my friend was accustomed to opinion prevails with respect to the Turkish
regard to their own dignified station, as equally
exempt from the glance of inquiry, and the women ; these are generally concealed from see among the sober belles of the country.
frowns of censure. But when, in open violation I presume he had gotten some ideas of the
the eyes of men, and therefore our imagina
tions fashionable terms in dress, probably from-the
of every law of decency and decorum, they present them as beautiful. When I was ano gst the Turks, I had the same curi
proclaim newspapers, or some of the London Maga
to an insulted world, that they rise
superiour to those customs, which the adyozines, for after he had recovered from a littleosily as 1 Spam ; thought every Turkish crimson confusion, which so mang naked woman must be a beauty ; but the Nun and
cates of delicacy and refinement have deemed
it expedient to adopt; when they ........ charms very naturally occasion in a reserved
the Turk equally disappointed my expecta
tions. It is then concealment alone which has and bashful mind, he observed to me, that
I was about to conclude this serious preamble,
and was preparing to enter with warmth and given these two classes of ladies such high such a young lady was in a very elegant une dress. I took no more notice of his remark | reputation for beauty.
interest on the subject, when my door creaked This might be improv
upon its hinges, and exposed to my view the at the time, than by a sort of silent assent, but | ed into a lesson for my fair country women, not
lovely, gay and sensible Arielaide. that they should conceal themselves, but that when we were at home, I corrected the mis
Perceiving they should bring into the open field only take, by letting him know that every person in
my employment, she extended the fairest hand
in the world, and reached the unfinished sheet the party was considered to be in full dress. smiles and dimples, and keep their host of
with such an inexpressible air of graceful frecHe did not readily accede to this opinion, but other charms in reserve and in ambush.
dom, that it was impossible for any thing human seemned unwilling to dispute the point, as it
to resist it. I suffered her to peruse it, and would look like an ignorance of the fashiona Found near the Mall a large piece of wood wailed in agreeable suspense for a comment, ble world, which he did not choose, I suppose, supposed to have been dropped from a lady's in which I knew would be united the charms to acknowledge. He observed however by bosom ; as there is nothing curious in the of good sense and good humour. way of justifying his mistake, that it could not workınanship about it, its principal value is in "I know,” said she, seriously, the intenbe called a very full dress, which left nearly its solid contents ; the owner may have it by ' tion of your essay, and the manner in which it half the human body uncovered. I am so applying at a wood-wharf near Wheeler's Point, will be executed. Excuse my freedom. You used to these appearances myself, that I can and if not called for in 3 days, it will be con bave been morified by the conduct of some