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To the Editor of the National Gazette.
SI R > YOU 'will oblige many nfytur correJpondentSj and fub/cribers, as well as tbe admirers of clajfica I p re ductions throughout the world) by re-printing tbt elegant Latin Verfes y 'which appeared in your Ga a;ette y tf Wednejday the %tb of December y on tbt Pyramid of Stars.-—'Be pleajeu to prefix the noti by which it was introduced to you, Jigned A. B. and subjoin tbe inclosed tranjlation ; which you ivil find is as literal as the idioms of the two languages' and tbe reflriflion of metre and rhyme will permit it to be, I am your friendy Dec. 14. p. J. t Mr. Fn ENtAU, THE ft a! 1 of Kentucky having encreafed 11 Humber of the emblematic stars, and afforded an op portunity of arranging them in a new form— -I sent you the following trtfle on the Jubjefi. The Nation al Mottoj which J wijhcd to include, will furnifh 1 fujpeient apology for writing in Lain. Yours, &c. A. B. Philad. Dec. icy * • * * * * * ** * * *** * * <( Barbara Pyramidum fileat miracula Memphis " Heu male fervili marmora flru&a manu Libera jam, ruptis, Atlantias ora, catenis, Jaftat opus Phario marmore nobilius. Namque Columbiadae, faiSll monumenta pararites Vulgarem fpernunt fumerc materiam : Magnanimi »alum fcandunt; perituraque faxi Quod vincat, celfa de Jovis arce petunc. Audax inde cohors ftellis E Pluribus Unum Ardua Pyramidos tollit ad a lira caput. Ergo, Tempus edax, quamvis duriflima Cevo Saxa domas morfu, nil ibi juris habes. Dumque polo folitis cognata nitoribus ardent Sidera, fulgebit Pyramis ilia fuis. [Tranjlation of the foregoing.'] *5 HER Pyramids no more let Memphis boafl, 11 Those wonders of the world, in ours are lojl At! monument of earthly matter made, By servile hands unlkilful at the trade ! Her chains broke off, the free Atlantic coast May nobler works than Pharian marble boa.t! Columbia's sons in memory of the event, About to raise a lading monument ; gcorning toufe such vulgar earthly fluff, • Bold scale the heavens and mount the fpangl'd roof Of Jove's high citadel, and thence bring down Materials, which outlafl the mould'ring Hone. The daring band ere>9 a Pyramid Of stars composed, whose lofty head is h.id, In the high heavens, on which, devouring Time Thy creel tooth, that gnaW3 the rocks to lime, Makes no impression : and while round the pole The kindred stars their usual splendors roll; This Pyramid of stars (hall foine as'bright With native fplenddr and unborrowed light.'. Tranjlation of Pf.re Duchene's Obferva■ tioni on the ajfajjination of the King oj Sweden—Written before the Deposition Oj the King of the French. " I am far from approving aflaffinati ons; the word is enough to make my lou fliudder ; but he who exposes himfelf tc the horrors of being aflaflinated, by abu. sing royal power, by signalizing his days by new and repeated outrages against hu manity, justice, and reason, is he not cul pable ? He who places himfelf above ths laws, and looks on them as mere infignifi cant bawbles; he who is above their reach, and reigns by numberless injustices, is he not exposed to meet death amidst his plea sures ? The afiafiination of a king is cer tainly horrid, and I eonfefs I cannot think on that atrocity without honor : But are there many of those pretended sovereigns. who have not to reproach themselves witli having facrificed, unjustly, and to their private vengeance, poor wretched victims, whom no person feels for ? a poor indivi dual perishes innocently on the fcafFold : or, chained for life, is thrown into a dun geon ! Well, that affects no person ! Hi is an infignificant being.' he dies with igno ininy, or in torments—he is forgotten !! ! " The daily cruelties committed by the exceflive ambition of kings, are yet the caufe3 of their being carried in triumph, covered with laurels: It seems as if i n . cense was only to be bellowed on crimes ; and those odious atrocities are called mar vellou3 exploits! O ! Shame of humani ty ! " How many vi&ims are facrificed in unjust and extravagant battles ? Who condu&s to the (laughter so many thou sands of poor devils in good health, and who could double the population of em pires in a short time ? Who orders them to be maflacred with muskets, sabres, or can non ? Kings. " Who, since the creation of the worlds deluged the whole earth with blood, and each year multiplied assassinations, trea cheries, and the mod revolting horrors ?— Kings. " Who built dungeons and filled them with unfortunate wretches, who had com mitted no other crime than revealing the truth? Kings. In fine, who fuppoited proud opulence in it 3 numberless crimes ; prote&ed the guilty favorites bccaufe they had access to the steps of the throne; and facrificed others, whom only raifery and woe rendered criminal ? Kings. " People, subdue them to reason, o blige them to obey the laws, and you will not have to complain of them any more ; you will not fee again the horrible trage dy of kings assassinated by ferocious hands led by revenge, and armed by despair ! They will be happier, because those who may surround them will nc more abuse their power, and provoke tlx execration of the world against them. " The time is not far off, when all na tior.s will imitate the French : The Right! sf Man will be known round the world : By degrees, justice and laws will remair the only sovereigns on earth : Nationi will at last enjoy happiness—see none bul contented men—and sever again fee as faffins. From the Fayettevii,le Gazette, o, the 4.th December. BEING in company, a few days since the conversation was on the trouble: which the French are involved in Th< condudl of Petlon, the grsat republicar ind mayor of Pans, was loaded with cv;. ry execrable epithet. This naturally lec me to ask what that great man had done The reply was, he has bsen the moil ac tive agent to dethrone the king, and by that event the Germans, emigrants, &c, under the Duke of Brunfwick, were with rapidity advancing to Paris. This, if fad, is a fad story, and even in this day of mote general liberality in politics and religion, in the opinion of Britons, to lift a han£ against the Lord's anointed, is a crime oi the blacked dye.—l endeavored to defend the condtift of the mayor, but I fount: the ft ream against me : One of the com f>any whom_ I formerly refpefted, ob served, that it was better for a nation tc submit to the arbitrary mandates of nobles and pritfts, than hazard the rifq°uc and troubles which ensue on all revolu. tions of government. This doctrine, al though rchfhed by a major part of the company, I conceive to be dangerous, and luch as every American should spurn at. The French are a brave and magnani mous nation, and every principle of grati tude and honor, call on us to be inlercfted in their establishing ? free and federal go vernment, the great wirti and object ■>f the mayor of Paris, afiifted by his zea lous friends, the Jacobins, who will rif< Tuperior to the " times which try mens : fouls;" and like the immortal patriot! if America, who never calculated thepovver, wealth and trouble in contending with G. Britain,butkeeping thegreat object evei in view, in prosperity and adversity, flea aily persevered: Such [ apprehend to be the diarafters of the National Assembly, the mayor and Jacobins.—Convinced that the jffedlions of Lewis XVI. his court, the noblesse, and clergy, are corrupt, depra ved and treacherous—that under a con- Ititution and form of government, which made him the greatest prince in Europe and enabled his court to be the firil in rank and splendor, still they beheld the dreadful effeds of arbitrary principles, in viting a few inifcreants, rebels and trai tors to a country which gave them birth, to invade the kingdom ; assisting with the bounty of munificence, of a great nation, the major part of the immense sums which they had allotted to his support and gran deur, in paying those murderers, and, aid ed by the Auftrians, Prussians, &c. who are with fire and sword, carrying on the war desola tion and death, in the fineft coun try on earth, destroying the helpless, aged and infirm—warring against a nation who never offended them_who, agreea ble to the laws of God and nature are only defending thezafsjves, and who, faith- to their treaties, have in our days beer prodigal of their blood and treasure, tc erve their allies in their days of distress hefe blood-hounds at their gates, beholc the chara&er of Louis XVI. the arifto cratics, both laiety and clergy—deaf tc t'ie ties of humanity—the voice of tlu people, which is the voice of God—to re pel these rapacious invaders—to defem their country-, their wives and children we behold them laying plots of the deep eft kind to murder, poison, and a!Taffinat< the national assembly, the mayor and Ja cobins, in whom are included those cha rasters whom the people look up to a: their friends and political favioUrs. Ir this helli(h design they are defeated. Pe ri on appears the great and good man— ndefatigabie in his station—at the head _ largest city in Europe—ftirnifhing upplies to the vast number of recruits .vhich are hourly going on to their armies, ind with the Jacobins, fubferibing largt r ums for the support of the war. Whilt :he wretched Louis, funk in effeminac) ind flefh, remains in the temple, a ifpefta :or of these events, which fuccefsful t« reedom and happiness, fix his chara&ei with those tyrants of old, Philip 11. tht House of Stuart, and his great predc :efTor, Louis XIV. That these Unitec States may long enjoy the blrflings of ; mild and equal government cf laws mad< by themselves; and that no chara&er from the island of Great-Britain may ob tain posts of profit, honor or consequence but iuch as have fully proved their politi cal faith to be agreeable to our excellent :onftitution, is the ardent hope of EQUALITY. Sketch of theprefen: situation ox Vermont THE rapid settlement and growirr importance of Vermont, is one of the mofl lingular instances of the benefit and valu< of abilities, enterprize and industry, b; which a wilderness may be made a fruit Ful field ; and where towns and villages— where churches, schools, and colleges wliere polished manners and well regulate< society, may be exchanged for the dart :?aunts of savage hearts and savage men rom darkness to light in religion—f r0 n :.ie gloom of ignorance to the bright cheer ing sun-shine of knowledge. Not thirty years ago, the territory o Vermont was an uncultivated wild a nelc .or speculation and land-jobbing, anions the royal governments of New-York anc New-Hampshire. She is now delivered from the contention of those imperious matters, nd filled with inhabitants, whofc abilities enterprize, and patriotism, are no, •quailed by any jlatc in the Union. Her in habitants are composed of men who dif Jained to be poor, and confined to tlu ("mall Wivifion of a little patrimonial inhe ritanco. They have emigrated with theii rvives and children and become indeoen lent farmers and country gentlemen Re Tpeftable as rulers and legislators— respec table in wealth and members. In ever quarter of it, the traveller meets men an' women of the best character and education Irving in a molt refpe£lable stile, acquainted with their own country, encouraging in. duflry, and aflilh'ng in building places o; public worship, and planting schools. Wheat and cattle, the flaple of Ver raont, are annually sent in large quanti ties into the other states and the BritiCr provinces, having a large farp: i;3 besides the supplying their inhabitants and nen settlers. Mad was that policy, which wished tc fever Vermont from New-Hampshire Hiitory will record and posterity laugh at the leaders of the latter who refitted the application of the former when (he request ed to be united with them as one itatc But happy was the decision for the profpe nty of that hardy, resolute, and refpedla ble territory. A magiilrate, representative, or citizen, in Vermont, is equally venerable with a similar officer in any other state, They govern a wife, judicious, virtuous and wealthy yeomanry, who enjoy a li berty as pure as the air they breathe, whioh ■ s not exceeded on this globe. Health reigns—and cheerfulnefs and vigor, those greatest of earthly treasures, are the result or their happy climate, happy govern ment, and the noble spirit of its inhabit tants. This is not the fanciful rhapfoay of one who indulges imagination— a visit into the willfhow all to be facts. cEOGR A P H Y. Mathew Carey. 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