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Sperat infestis ---—
bene preparatum
Pc ttus.
Dedicated to the Author's curiy Friends.
Ftesh is the gay career of dawning life,
What magic visions burst upon my view !
Woe had not mai l 'd the prospect—want and strife
Were all unfelt ; or if at times 1 drew
Some pictur'd ill, its dark repulsive hue,
Like night departed ; lor the earth was aiili
To child-hood's musings, beautiful and new,
No cloud of sorrow came its breeze to chili,
No deadly blast to wither and to kill !
The heav'ns were bright above me, and beneath
The sweet untrodden (lowers of nature smil'd;
And on 1 went, disporting Fancy's wreath,
Cheer'd by tile beauteous charmer ; and beguil'd
To haunts of peace, pure, b'ooming, undefil'd,
Where Love could riot in elysiau l est,
Far, far, beyond mirth's midnight orgies wild ;
And clasping some young seraph to its breast,
Drink tiie warm, sinless raptures of the blest.
At morn, upon my pillow, not a tear,
Could irienilship trace-there bloom'd the rose of joy
Like songs of forest bird.,, that caroll'd near,
My voice the dawn preceded—a gay boy,
1 wist not woe such music could destroy ;
hrom morn to noon-day, and to night I sung,
Without a care to trouble or annoy,
And when my hand across the lyre I flung,
Too partial love, gave audience as it rung.
When thro' my breast the trance of slumber stole,
Repose unliroken lent to life new play ;
Each wearied sense forgot its soft control,
T# wal4e mo,e buoyant, and
revive more gay.
All, all was mild composure where l lay—
For hope maternal with endearing heed,
Loan'd o'er my couch, and long would fondly stay,
Intent the thoughts of filial joy to read,
While forth they rush'd With wild impetuous speed.
And fortune's ray, to friendship's smile allied,
Pour'd the enamelfd path of life along,
As blithely on to happiness I hied,
My teacher Virtue, my companion Song,
My first best guide, the mightiest of the strong,
1 hat Power unseen, of all pervading glance,
Who wrote man's doom eternal ages back
And bade him up, to yonder bright expanse
Soar from the wildering mazes of his track.
I knew not—deem'd not
scenes so blest, so bright,
Could only yield an evanescent beam,
That joys like mine could vanish into night
Fast as the blazing meteor's transient gleam_
Or if they went—that life could ne'er redeem
Those lov'd illusions of my youthful pride ;
But now their fairy sweets as fading seem,
As twilight shadows that to darkness glide,
Or ocean zephyrs dying o'er the tide l
'Tis well—fhat Being, who in mercy gives,
In boundless wisdom too, can take away—
His arm sustains the lowliest wretch that lives,
Embracing worlds within his wide survey,
Stern if they yield not, pleas'd if they obey ;
'Tis well—tho' life's allurements all recede,
There is a beacon of unearthly ray,
Thro' time's dark labyrinth of woe to lead
And cheer the trembling rebel in his need.
A few brief years of gladness hurried on,
And all was lovely, luminous and pure,
Hone hail'd new bliss at each icturnirig dawn,
And every day found boyhood more secure,
Sublimer scenes, unfolding to allure—
fame's laurel wreath, and beauty's myrtle-crest
Whije joy, of long duration, all too sure,
Saw not the storm collecting to molest,
Nor heard the thunder booming oer its rest.
ft came, with fearful suddenness, it
The deadly siroc—the consuming gale :
Impoverish'd lortune own'd its withering flame,
And weepingorphanage was heard to wail—
Death link'd at last to ruin, prov'tl how frail
Had been my web-work visions of delight.
1 hat like the budless sparkling in the trail
Of some fair galley, gliding in its might,
Glitter'd awhile—then faded from my sight.
Yes, the paternal circle, where my youth
Had tasted transport, md enjoy'd repose—.
1 hat home ot tenderness, affection, truth,
Became the dark abode of many woes,
Health from my feverish cheek, withdrew her
And left the hectic glow of anguish there—
The lump of life seem'd burning at its close—.
But Friendship sooth'd me, witli her angel tare,
And bade disease its ravages forbear.
Alas! I woke from illness, but to gaze
On fortune's ruins scatter'd idly round ;
1 he world appear'd one dark impervious maze,
Where pleasure languish'd, disappointment frown'd,
And death's cold frosts the loveliest verdure crown'd;
\i„.i,, . . , ,, , '
gilt al human beings snunn d me then,
d to bitter solitude profound—
That e'en the famish'd wolf within her den,
Look'd on my griefs, more merciful than men
Yet, there were those whose sympathizing power,
Could cheer me still—(lor weil 1 knew their worth)
Within the walls where infancy's first hour,
Was spent in gay rejoicing at my birth —
1 here, many an interval of holy mirth,
Pass (1 e'er I broke from childhood's sheltering dome,
To go my way unfriended on the earth,
Without a guide, where nature's children roam,
Want my associate, and the world my home.
0 never, never, can my soul forget,
1 lie hour ot parting with that much lov'd few—
I he quivering lip, pale cheek, and eyes all wet,
1 he lond caress—the eloquent adieu
I hat see'd my lingering footstepts to pu rsue—
O never can 1 think with
Of love so fervent, tedetness
so true,
But thought shall aye in fond remembrance burn
I o greet such feeling with a glad
Dark was that day of separation—still
My heart recurs in sadness to the scene,
Dark — lor I left a kindred bosom ill—
Slung by disease, that bosom long had been,
Yet tlio' in hopeless languishing—serene
My young and faded relative appear'd,
And when I press'd her burning cheek, her mein
Prochim'd a soul by hope celestial cheer'd—
She wept my perils —they were all she iear'd.
He, he, who feeds young ravens when they cry,
Will not desert her, for to him she gave
Full many a silent tear, and secret sigh
In pentitential grief—his arm can save
l liât young unsullied maiden from the grave—
God, be thou merciful to her, to me,
But should the deadly storm around us rave,
To life's extinction—let our refuge be.
In yon bright world with angels and with thee.
Sanucry 20, 1822.
From the National Advocate.
A jolly son of Neptune t'other day,
Who'd "many a time and oft" jok'ed with Old
Davy ;
Shifting his cr.thorage from Cuhber'a Bay ,|
Entered our Navy.
Scarce were the enlisting ceremonials through,
And parting glasses drank With friends ashore,
When Jack was hasten'd from the rendezvous,
To join the WASHINGTON, a seventy four.
Brim full of glee, and "happy as my lord,
Whistling along some air to humerous fancy;
Jack step'd oil board
And made his prettiest bow to Commodore C—y.
The Commodore in grave like mood appearing,
Glanc'd on the new recruit from clew to earring ;
Thinking the tar"ah Uncle Sam's hard bargain"—
Yet striving secretly the while
T' retain his gravity and hide a smile,
Full oft provoked by merry Jack's odd jargon.
"Prythee," enquired the Commodore,
"What is the name, my lad, you've worn ashore
Before enlisting —Go-the-rig,* says Jack,
Rolling his quid, and hauling up his sluch ;
Then wheeling to the Commodore his stern,
Was hauling off' when bidden to return
"Avast !
Nay not so fast ;
Pray, Mister Go-the-rig, how many times,
If flog'd but once for each your crimes
Of mere desertion from a man of war,
Would master Jack o'nine tails pay you for?"
Jack roll'd his quid, and gave some hitches,
Taught'ning the hautyards of his breeches,
Then quick replied as Curran or O'Conner—
"Why. if I happen to effect
A pian I've in my nob, as I expect,
Your ship will make the fourth, your honor.
j-A boarding house.
t Gotherig was the real name of the tar, but pronounced
jocundly, Go-the-rig.
Versified from an Apologue bu Sheridan
Affliction one day, as she harked to the roar
Of a stormy and struggling billow,
Drew a beautiful form on the sand of the shore,
With the branch of a weeping willow.
Jupiter struck with the noble plan,
As he roamed on tiie verge of the ocean.
Breathed on the figure, and calling it man,
Endued it with life and motion.
A creature so glorious in mind and in frame,
So stampl with each parents impression,
Between them a point of contention became,
Each claiming the right of possession.
He is mine, says Affliction : I gave him his birth,
1 alone am his cause of creation ;
The materials were furnish'd by me. answer'd Earth,
I gave him, said Jove, animation.
The gods all assembled in solemn divan,
After hearing each claimant's petition,
Pronounced a definitive verdict on man,
And thus settled his fate's disposition.
Let Affliction possess her own child till the woes
Of life cease to hart as and goad it;
After death give his body to earth, whence it rose,
And his spirit to Fove, whs bestow'd it.
AMAZON. A hill has passed both houses of
the assemby of Pennsylvania, granting an annui
ty to Alo/iy Macau/ley for the ser "ices she rendered
during the Revolutionary war- It appeared satis
factorily that this heroine had braved the hardships
of the camp and dangers of the field, with her hus
band, who was a soldier of the Revolution ; and the
hill in her favor passed without a dissenting voice.
A comfortable present —We have seen (says the
Boston Evening Gazette) a beautiful pair of patent
muter proof Pools manufactured in the shop of Mr
Robins, in a superior manner, which are intended
to be presented to the President of the United Sta
tes. The great advantage of the water proof Boots
and Shoes over all others, is the benefit derived by
those ladies and gentlemen who wear them, in
always keeping, without any external aid, their feet
perfectly dry during the wet weather, in the spring
The Bermuda Gazette of 2d inst. observes, "Re
ports are in circulation that Sir Wm. Lumiey, has
been, or is soon to be recalled from the Govern
ment of this Colony. It would he impossible for
us to communicate to the public a more agreeable
piece of intelligence, and we hope, for the good of
the country, to have it ere long more fully confir
Consumption— Completely to eradicate this dis
order, 1 will not positively say the following reme
dy is capable of doing j bue I will venture to affirm
that by a temperate mode of living, avoiding spirit
ous liquors wholly, wearing flannel next the skin
and taking every morning half a pint ol new milk,
mixed with the expressed iuiceof green hoarhound
—the complaint will not only be relieved, hue the*
individual shall procure to himself a length of days;
beyond what the mildest fever could give room to
hope for.
I am myself a living witness of the beneficial
effects of this agreeable and, though innocent, yet
powerful application. Four weeks' use of the hoar
houad and milk, relieved the pains of in y breast—
gave me to breathe deep, long and ftee, strength
ened and harmonized my voice and restoied me to
a better state of health than 1 had enjoyed for many
Prophesy and History.— The forty fourth and
forty lift!) verses of the eleventh chapter of'-the
the book bf Daniel, contain the following predic
tions ;
44. But tidings out of the east and out of the
north shall trouble him ; therefore he shall go forth
with great fury to destroy and utterly to make
away many.
45. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his pa-'
laces between the seas, in the glorious holy moun
tain : yet he shall cotue to his end and none shall
help him
On this passage Mr. Scott, an excellent
mentator, oilers the following remarkable exposi
tion :
" AH the attempt* of commentatort to apply this
to Antiochus, have proved fruitless; for though he
went forth with great indignation to subdue some
revolted provinces in the east and in the north, yet
he never returned into Judea, which land alone can
be intended by the * glorious holy mountain.' It
is more probably concluded that this part of the
prophecy relates to events yet future. Some con.
jecture that the Persians, who border on the Turk
ish dominions to the east and the Russians who
lie north of them, will unite against the Turks ;
that in the land of Cahaart the latter will fix their
camp with great ostentation, as well as wage the
war with great fury; and that there they shall re
ceive such a defeat as shall end in the utter subver
sion of their monarchy."— Scott's Bible, 4th Ame
rican from the Qd London edition , Vol. 5.
The reader need not be told how exactly the,
above passage applies to the idle news from Europe
of an unexpected alliance between the Russians Sc
Persians, against the 'Turks. If Mr. Scott had
written his commentary after reading a modern
newspaper, he could not have adapted it more tx
actly to the events of the day. The character of
of the warfare waged by the Turks is accurately
described by the terms " great ostentation" and
" great fury." We will only add, that should the
whole prediction contained in the text be found to
apply to these events, we shall hear of uo alliances
between the Turks and other naiions : " (or he shall
" come to iiis end and none shall hjp him.
a coincidence is very remarkable ; and we are sur
prised it has not sooner been discovered.—

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