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* that ingenuous, that angelic creature gave . « Thus am I on the very eve of being « me a reply, that left no room to doubt “ bleft with the lovelict, the divinelt obe « that I was blcit in the poffeffion of her “ jed upon earth, and thus have I, by the « heart, and that she could not endure a fe- « good counsel of my friends (in which «cond feparation.

" number I shall ever reckon you) broke “I flew to Mr Somerville ; I fell at the “ the fhackles of that unmanly indolence, a feet of Mrs Goodison; I interceded, im- “ under which I was finking apace into ir« plored, and was accepted. Nothing ever “ retrievable languor and insignificance. u equalled the generosity of their behaviour. “ Henceforward l intreat you to regard me « I am now to change my name to Somer “ as a new 'man, and believe that with my * ville, at that worthy gentleman's express “ name I have put off my infirmity. We « defire, and measures are already in train « are in daily expectation of our friendly

for that purpose. The same abiliiies, “ Abrahams, who is an Ifraclite inderd: Four * which I ani indebted to for the good con- “ company would round our circle and com* dition of my affairs, are employed in « plete the happiness of perfecting the marriage settlement, and

« Your ever affe&ionate w the period now between me and happiness * would by any other person but myself be

“ EDWARD." • termed a very short one.



By Peter Pindar Efq; DRIGHT ftranger, welcome to my field, D Here feed in safety, here thy fragrance


To me, 0 nightly be thy splendor giv'n!
O could a with of mine the kies conimand,
How would I gom thy leaf with lib'ral

With ev'ry sweetest dew of Heav'n!
Sav, dost thou kindly light the Fairy train,
Amidst their gambols on the stilly plain,
Hanging thy lanıp upon the moisten'd

blade ?
What lamp so fit, so pure as thine,
Amidlt the gentle elfin band to shine,
And chace the horrors of the midnight

Oh! may no feather'd soe difturb thy bow'r,
And with barbarian beak thy life devour :

Oh! may no ruthlefs torrent of the sky,
O'erwhelming, force thee from thy dewy

Nor tempests tear thee from thy green rc-

treat, And bid thee midst the humming myriads

Sweet Child of Stillness, midst the awful

calm Of pausing Nature thou art pleas'd to

dwell; In happy silence to enjoy thy balm, And shed through life a lustre round thy

cell. How diff'rent Man, the imp of noise and

strife, Who courts the storm that tears and darkens

life; Bleft when the passions wild the soul in

vade! How nobler far to bid those whirlwinds

cease ; To taste, like thee, the luxury of peace,

And shine in solitude and thade!

By the Same.


Queen of the insect world, what leaves de

light? Of l'uch these willing hands a bow'r fall

forin, To guard thee from the rushing rains of

night, And hide thec from the wild wing of the


VES, Fortune, I have sought thee long, 1 Invok'd thee oft in profe and song,

Through half Old England woo'd thce;
Throuyb feas of danger, Indian lands,
Through Afric's howling, burning lands:

But, ah! in vain pursued thee!
Now, Fortune, thou would'it fain be kind,
And now I'll plainly speak my mind

I care not straws about thee;
For Delia's hand alone I toil'd,
Unbrib'd by wealth, the Nymph has fmild;
And bliss is our's without thec.


F A M E.

With ruddy breast, and thigh of down,

And back, and wing of gioily browal, .

And pretty iparkling eyeDARD! dost thou feek immortal praise ;

D And round thy head t'entwine the bays? Who oft when brumal fiornis afluil'd, Wouldst thou be chief of Phæbus's throng, And blust'ring wind, and rain prevailid Renown'd for verse, renown'd for fong;

Against my humble feat, With all the Muses to proclaim,

Wou dit, lhivering to my roof retire, All thy virtuesall thy fame?

And ftarless view the fparkling ire, Still there's a something filent-fays,

Cheer'l by the genial heat. “ Am I deserving all this praile?"

At early dawn, thy quavering throat He whose sentiments excell,

Pour'd forth the wiig enchanting LoteMay feel the bliss of writing well;

In descant sweet and itrong; Yet Envy, with her pallidnien,

What time my faint returning ight Destroys his well-carn'bays unseen; Firit caught the trembing bams of light, Around his hopes a canker throws,

Rous'd by thy matin long.
And raises up a hoit of foes;
And ah! how sad is human lot,

Alas! poor bird, I mourn thy lot,
Those friends forike, his genius got. No more thy caro from my cor

Shall drive the lingering gioom; Then who would purchase idle fame,

The weeping Muíc her toute puys For discontent and foliy's blame?

And in her own i.ferior idy,
To part with all his peace of mind

She confecrates thy tomb.
For Flattery's breath-a breath of wind !
An object for the ideot's gaze,
of lilly wonder and amaze;-
Who tirit infult, then spurn his woes,
With pointed finger where he goes.

View Pella's Bard, the prince of song,

AN ODE. Who led th' Aoman choir along;

T IFE! the dear precarious boon! Tho' Fame attended what he said,

I Soon we lute, alus! how toon! Was left to beg precarious bread;

Fiecting vilioil, tallely gay! He—who to Time's old age mult please,

Grasp'd in vain, it fades away, Blind and despis'd travers'd thro' Greece;

Mixing with surrounding Hades, Tho' cities boast his birth-his name,

Lovely vision! how it färius! What bocted him, immortal fame?

Let ihe musc, in fancy's glass,

Catch the phantoms as they pass : Leave the lyre, and leave the song,

See they rile! a nymph behoid Leave the bland Circean tongue;

Careluis, wanton, young and bold: Imagination's felds defpife,

Mark her 'devious, hasty pace, l'eait no more on Delia's eyes;

Antic dress, and thoughtless face, Tho' verse should tempt with fervid glow,

Smiling checks and roviny eyes, To every gale the vision throw;

Careless mirth and vain surpriseDrive the deluding Syren hence,

Tripping at her side, i boy And welcome only--Common Sense.

Shares her wonder and her joy ; Would't thou wish for pleasure pure,

This is Folly, Childhood's gaide, Happinef-with look dcmure;

This is Chidhoodi at her lide. Away with Laughter's idle brood,

What is he succeeding now And court the joy of doing good;

Myıtles blooming on his brow, *l hat filent good, which seli must praise, Briyht, and bluihing, as the morn, Where self alone can give the buys.

Noi on earth a mortal born? That--that alone can stand the test of Shafts, to pierce the frong 1 view, frane,

Wings, the flying to pertue;
Tbe Patiss of Virtue are the paths of Fame.

Victim of his power, behind
Stalks a fave of hunian kind,
Whose disdain of all the tree

Speaks his mind's captivity.
LAMENTATION on a DEAD ROBIN, Love's the tyrant, youth the slave,

Youth in vain is wito or brave;

Love with conscious pride defies
A H ! sweetest of the feather'd throng, All the brave, and all the wise.
A That chirps, and flits the glades along, Who art thou with anxious mien
When summer cheers the sky;

Stealing o'er the shifting scene?


For what are birds, or meadows gay,

To all that dazzling, Larry throng! So, when the Saint's calm Eve draws nigk,

With joy the voice of dea:h he hears : Heav'n opes upon his wond'ring eye,

And Earth's poor vision disappears.

Eves, with tedious vigils red,
Sighs, by doubts and wishes bred,
Cautious fep, and glancing leer,
Speak thy wocs, and speak thy fear;
Arm in arm, what wretch is he
Like thyself, who walks with thee?
Like thy own, his fears and woes,
All thy pangs his bosom knows:
Well, too well! my boding breast
Knows the names your looks suggest,
Auxious, bary, relilcís pair!
Manhood, link'd by Fate to Care,
Wretched ftatc! and yet 'tis dear-
Fancy, close the prosped here !
Close it, or recal the part,
Spare my eyes, my heart, the last."
Vain the wish the last appears,
Wnile I gaze it swinis in tears;
Age--my future fell trace
Moving show with feeble pace,
Bending with difcase and cares,
All the load of life he beais;
White his locks, his visage wan,
Stength, and ease, and hope are gone,
Death, the shadowy form I know!
Death o'ertakes him, dreadful foe!
Swift they vanith-mournful light,
Night succeeds, inipervious night!
W bat these dreadful glooms conceal
Fancy's glofs can ne'er reveal;
When thall time the veil remove?
When that light the scene inprove?
When shall truth my doubts difpet?
Awful period! who can tell ?


By AlrXANDER WSISON. N OW day departing in the west, a TV With guy fplendoi lures the cye; The fun, declining, in', to rell,

And Ev'ning oversades the sky. Ard are the green extended lawn,

The waving grovithe flow'ry mead, The charris of hill and dale withdrawn,

And all their blooming beauties hid? They arc.bat lift aloft thine eye,

W?re all these paihiing glories roll; Toni niyhty wonders of the sky,

That giad and elevate the soul. Day's undisguisd effulgent blaze

Asioins the Niead, or viountain blue : And Night, and her train, displays

Whole worlds resolving to the view. Lore Conienişlation, musing decp, · This vatt flupendous vault explores : These rolling Orlsthe roads they keep,

And Night's great Architect adores." Nor mourns the abfent glare of day,'

The glittt'ring mead, or warbler's forg!


To a SlUGGARD. CLEEP, sleep, thou fluggard, fear to rise

Nor made for thee are morning skies; Thy midnight cup and aching head Still bid the hug thy frowzy bed; Enjoy thy bliss, if bliss to thee, But leave the morning beams for me. 'Tis then for care I breathe a cure; You also breathe, but not to pure; i 1, the tweets of every hill, You breathe a breath that helps to kill; Enjoy the bliss, if blits to thee, But itave the morning beams for me.. 'Tis then I hear the sky-lark rise : You also hear your harsh town-cries; Be such thy lot, the while I rove To hear the music of the grove : Enjoy the bliss, if bliss to thee, but leave the morning beams for me. "Iis then I catch the dappled trout; You also catch--but catch the gout; Whilft free from pain my linibs I use, And led by pleasure, court the Musc, Enjoy the bus, if blits to thee, But leave tl.c morning beanis for me. "Tis then I view th' enamell’d fence, And find a charm for ev'ry sense; You also view where flow'ra bespread, But on the fence that shields thy bed; Enjoy the bliss, if bliss to thee, But leave the morning beans for me. 'Tis then, with fpirits light a..d free, I contemplate the busy Bec; By her pursuits, improv'd, I cry, “ Here, thou Sluggard, learn indufryi Enjoy thy bliss, if bliss it be, But leave the morning beanis for me. O then, while you the hours destroy, Kind Nature fills my soul with joy; Fresents her choicest bloom to Ice, And points the wond'rous DEITY; Co, boalt thy bliss, if bliss it be, But leave the morning beams for me,'' Whilft bloom and verdure dress the thorü, O let me breathe the breath of morn; And should you scorn my humble lay, Go, Sluggard, neep thy life away; Enjoy such bliss, if bliss it be, Still Icave the morning beams for nie,

Monthly Begiter

For OCTOBER 1790.


towards the building of a new town;

which is to be fit for the reception of NEW YORK, Aug. 9.

Congress, in the month of December

1800: THE Secretary of the Treasury this 1 day reported, that there was a mil

An a&t for establishing the temporary and lion of dollars in the Trealury of the

permament Seat of the Government of United States, which were not appropria

tbe United States. ated ; and submits to the confideration of

. .. the House the propriety of appropriating Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate it to the purchasing such part of the debt and House of Reprefentatives of the Uniof the Union as will be most to the ad ted States of Anierica in Congress allem; vantage of the government.

blod, that a district of territory, pot exA Committee was immediately apo ceeding ten miles square, in be located pointed to bring in a bill for this pur as hercaltcr directed, on the river Potow Fole; and it is supposed that it will re mack, at some place between the muuth fard the rising of Congreis two or three of the castern branch and Connogocher days. It is thougat the bill will pass. que, be, and the same is liereby accepted The interelt on the doinestić debts does for the permanent seat of the government hot begin until 1791.

of the United States: Provided nevertheThough the funding bill appears com less, that the operation of the laws if the plex at first, yet it is, upon the whole a State within lüch district shall not be af good provilioni and one of the effects offected by this acceptance, until the time it is a rise of public securities, so high as fixed for the removal of the government 138. 4d. on the bond, which is a certain therein; and until Congress Thall others indication that real estates will rise in ihe wife by law provide same proportion.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, that In the House of Representatives claims the Prefident ot the United States be au. of preference were urged by the Repre. thorised to appoint, and, by supplying van fentatives of New York, who contended cancies happening from refusals to act; of that the meeting of Congress should be other caufes, to keep in appointraent, as continued in that city. This preference tong as may be necessary, threc commis was disputed by the Representatives of fioners, who, or any two of whom, thall, Philadelphia, who were joined by those under the dircction of the President, furo of Potowmack on offering them the fol vey, and by proper metes and bounds der lowing conditions : “ Vote with us for a fine and limit a wiftrict of territory, uria translation of the seat of governinent to der the limitations above mentioned; and Philadelphia for the next ten years, and the district fo defined, limited and located, we engage io vote afterwards, for its re- thall be deemed the datrict accepted by moval to Potowmack, where it shall; as tbis act, for the permanent seat of the goit ought, be permanently fixed."

vernment of the United States. The Potowmack is nearly central to Seç: 3. Ard be it enacted, that the said the whole territory, and therefore, judi- commiflioners, 0: any two of them, that ciously chosen as the permancat feat of have power to purchase, or accept, such the legislature.

quantity of land on the eastern side of the The States of Virginia have already laid river, within the said diftrict, as the yoted a gift of 100,000 Mexican dollars President thall deem proper for the use VOL. XII. No. 70.


of the United States; and according to Treatury, and the Attorney-General; fucb plaas as the President Mall approve, who, or any three of whon, with the the faid comunitars, or any iwo of approa:107 of the United States, are to then, shall, prior to the Soft Monday in caule purchases to be made. D: sinber, in the year one thouland eight In tunding the oid continental money, hundred, provide suitable buildings for the present Congress has done an act of the accommodation of Congress, and of juftice which will command the admirathe Prefident, and for the put lic offices . tion of the world and the gratitude of of the Government of the United Siates, their conftituen's. « The old continental

Sect. 4. And be it enacted, that for money,” says Dr Ramsay, in his hiftory defraying the expences of such purchases of the American Revoluzion, “ by comand buildings, the President of the Uni- mon consent craled to have a currency. ted Siates be authorised and requefted to Like an aged man expiring by the de. accept grants of money..

cays of nature, without a ügh or groan, Seat. s, And be it enacted, that prior it fell asleep in the hands of its lait par. to the first Monday in December nexta feitos." lis revivifi:ation is an evidence all officers attached to the seat of the go- of the jultice of the rulers of our nation, vernment of the United States, fali be which myriads of Landerers cannot in raremoved to, and, until the first Monday lidite. " in Decen ber, in the vear one thousand I am told that there are agents from eight hundred, shall remain at the city houles in Europe here, who fiand ready of Philadelphia, in the date of Pean- to loan immediately the two millions of fylvania, at which place the fefion of dollars, which the linking fund bill em. Congress next ensuing the prefent shall powers the Presideot to borrow, be held,

There are perfons here who do not Sect. 6. And be it enacred, that, on fcruple to be any fum, that within a the laid first Monday in December, in year the funded continental paper will be the year one thousand eight hundred, at par. the seat of the Government of the United States frall, by virtue of this adt, be * PALADELPHIA,-Airg, 72. transferred to the distrier and place afore. " « Trade has been excetdingly brisk for said ; and all offices attached to the said these laft two years. Congress we expeet feat of Government, thall accordingly be to remove foon to this place. Many removed thereto by their rispective hold. branches of manufa&tcries are set up of ers, and fall, aféer the raid day, ceare late in this and the New-England States; to be removed elsewhere ; and that the but the very high price allowed by the heceffary expence of fuck removal fhall farmers to their fervants in new lancs, be defrayed out of the tulics on imports together with the low price of lands, and tonnage, of which a suficient sum make the workmen's wages employed is appropriated.

in manufactures very high, and they are

continually leaving their trades 10 take New York,Angulf 31.

up the more pleasant and more agreeCongress rose this day at noon, to able occupation of farmers. meet at Philadelphia on the first Monday. « There have been a good many emi. of December next. All the public busi. grants from Ireland, Germany, and ness is completed. Among the many France, this year; froin the latter kinge bills passed inis fefion is one making dom they have been very pumnerous, to provision for the reduction of the pubic the amount of several hundreds; but debt, by appropriating one million of they go to the Southern States. dollárs in specie, now in the treasury, 'Our College has had leveral new Prowhich arose from the revenue of the last feflors added to it last year ; their funds year, to the purchase of the debt in the are good, their library already amounts market, while the lame is under par; to about 10,000 volumes; a fine botanic the purchase is to be made openly, and garden has been laid out; consisting of with due regard to the equal benefit of ten acres. Our Profeffors here are reckthe several States. Also, that the Pre- oned the best on the Continent, no less fident of the United States be authorised than ninety students in the medical ling to borrow two million of dollars, to be attended last fittings, among whom was applied to the fame purpose: the business one frum Lima, South America, and a. to be under the direction of the Presi. bout ten or twelve from the French, Spadent of the Senate, the Chief Justice, the nith, and Britih Weft India illands. Secretaty of State, the Secretary of the A Me Doyldon from Europe has


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