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FROM THOMAS's MASSACHUSETTS SPY.
ODE, TO CONNECTICUT RIVER. GLIDE, fair Conneflicut, glide on, And bear thy chryftal waters down t . In current to the main ; Meandering through impervious woods And proves, whofc (hade project thy floods, Ne'er kenn'd by rural swain. 11. On northern mounts, which prop the Ikies, Thy liquid streams in embryo rife, Thence falling drench their fides ; Colle£ting then thyfeparnte fprin»s, Each to thy fount its tribute brings, To aid thy swelling tides lII.* Far in the north, and at thy head, Though small, by rivulets when fed, Pride of Columbian floods; In all thy way ihy power augments, While they discharge their full contents, Hoarse murmuring through the woods. ' IV " When thus conjoin'd, thy waters rol\ Descending tow'rd th'Antarctick Pole, Majestically (low ; Save where by hills and rocky force, Impeded is thy winding couife, , Impetuous there they flow.' Such rocks at Walpole's lofty bridge, On cither fide a broken ridge Ascending high areiecn ; Their horrid tops with fpru :e are crown'd, And opaque hemlocks made the ground, The waters pent between. VI And pent th* indignant waters roar, And lafti with ftrcngth the rocky ihore, Impatient of their bound ; Then prone they plunge the dreadful deep, In broken cataract seek the deep, While thunder swells the found. VII. Descending then, thy waters lave The fertile shores with milder wave, , Where richer profpe&s rife ; • Springfield and Hartford owe their trade, Their commerce to thy powerful aid, And know thy worth to prize. VIII. Thence (loops fwift in the watery chace, And bulky barks thy furface grace With choicest treafurc* crown'd ; From foreign kingdoms thofc import Riches that well adorn a court, And these dispense them round. TOR THE GAZETTE OF THE U KIT ED STATES. DISCOURSES ON DJVILA. 'Ti» from high life, high characters are drawn, A faint in crapc, is twice a faint in lawn. PROVIDENCE, which has placed one thing over against another, in the moral as well as physical world, has furprizingly accomodated the qualities of men, to answer one another. There is a remarkable disposition in mankind to congratulate with others in their joys and prof perity, more than to fynipathize with them in their sorrows and advcrlity. We may appeal to experience. There is less disposition to congra tulation with genius, talents or virtues, than there is with beauty, strength and elegance of person ; and less with these, than with the gifts of fortune and birth, wealth and fame. The ho mage of the world is devoted to these lafl in a re markable manner. Experience concurs with re ligion in pronouncing, molt decisively, that this world is not the region of virtue or happiness ; both are here atfehool, and their (truggles with ambition, avarice, and the desire of fame, appear to be their discipline and exercise. The gifts of fortune are more level to the capacities, and more obvious to the notice of mankind in gene ral : and congratulation with the happiness or fancied happinels of others, is agreeable; iyin pathy with their misery is disagreeable ; from the former source we derive pleasure, from the latter, pain. The sorrow of the company at a funeral, may be more profitable to moral purpos es, by fuggelting ufeful reflections,than the mirth at a wedding; but it is not so vivid nor so sin cere. The acclamations of the populace at an ovation or triumph, at a coronation or inftallati on,are fromthe heart, and their joy is unfeigned. Their grief at a public execution is less violent at least ; if their feelings at such fpetftacles were very distressing, they would be less eager to at tend them. What is the motive of that ardent curiosity to fee fights and shows of exultation*? the proceflions of princes ? the ostentation of wealth ? the magnificence of equipage, retinue, furniture, buildings and entertainment ? There is no other answer to be given to these questions, than the gaiety of heart, the joyous feelings of congratulation with such appearance? of felicity. And for the vindication of the ways ofGod to man, and the perpetual consolation of the many who are fpecftators, it is certainly true, that their 1 pleasure isalwaysas great, and commonly much greater, than that of the few who are the a<stors. National passions and habits areunweildy, un •manageable and formidable things. The num ber of persons in any country, who are known even by name or reputation to all the inhabitants, is, and ever mufi be very final!. Those, whose characters have attracted the affeiftions, as well JUVENIS. No. IX as the attention of an whole people, ricquire an influence and ascendancy that it is difficult to re fill. In proportion as men rife higher in the world, whether by election, descent or appoint ment, and are cxpofed to the observation of great er numbers of people, the effects of their own passions, and of the affections of others for them become more serious, interesting and dangerous. In elective governments, where firlt magistrates and senators are at Hated intervals to be chosen, these, if there are no parties, become at every ■ frefli election, more kno>vn, considered and be loved, by the whole jjation. But, if the nation is divided into parties, those who vote for a man, become the more attached to him for the oppofi tion, that is made by his enemies. This national attachment to an elective firft magistrate, where thereis no competition, is very great : but where there is a competition, the paflions of his party, are inflamed by it, into a more ardent enthuliafm. If there are two candidates, each at the head of a parry, the nation becomes divided into two nati ons, each of which is, in fact, a moral person, as tuucli as any community can be so, and are soon, bitterly enraged against each other. It has been already said, that in proportion as men rife higher in the world, and are exposed to the observation of greater numbers, the effects of these passions are more serious and alarming. Impreifions on the feelings of the individual, are deeper ; and larger portions of mankind become interested in them. When you rife to the firft ranks, and consider the firft men ; a nobility who are known and respected at least, perhaps habitually esteemed and beloved by a nation ; princes and kings, 011 whom the eyes of all men are fixed, and whose every motion is regarded, the consequences of wounding their feelings are dreadful, because the feelings of an whole nati on, andfometimes of many nations, are wounded at the fame time. If the smallest variation is made in their Situation, relatively to each other j if one who wasinferiour is raised to befuperiour, unlets it be by fixed laws, whose evident policy and necessity may take away disgrace, nothing but war, carnage and vengeance, has ever been the usual consequence of it. In the examples of the houses Valois and Bourbon, Guise and Mont morency, Guifeand Bourbon, and Guise and Va lois, we have already seen very grave efFe<fts of these feelings, and the history of an hundred years which followed, is nothing but a detail of other, and more tragical effects of similar causes. (Tobe continued.) Trdhjlatcifrom the "French Patriot,"* apapcr puklijhcd by M. De Warville. Jar. i. Ex trad oj a Utter from Switzerland. YOU are right in supposing that ariftoqracy ex ists in Swiczerland : Nothing is morearifto cratic than the government of fame Cantons—but, nothing is more opposite, than what exists in Tome others. There is not on entjre agreement be tween the different forms of government which we find in the country, known under the general name of Switzerland : You find here nations the most free of any upon the face of the earth, and others equally despotic, governed as they were in France, under Louis XIV. The French fugi tives reside for the most part in the latter, and for hospitality and conformity of sentiments, tliey find here every body in unison with them, and for my part 1 find myfelf almost alone. There is among our refugees a rage, a rancor, and animo sity which furpafles all belief—and there is no species of horrors and infamy, which they do not daily utter against the Aflembly, Paris, and the Nation. Agreeable to this every body here lives in hope of another, and a contrary revolution which they foment to the utmoitof their power. * At the head of this paper is the following fenlcnce : A free Gazette, and a Sentinel, which V'atchesinccffanily for the people. EXTRACT. A Writer in the Boston Independent Chronicle obterves, "As a young and growing nation.calling into action all the poifible resources of which eve ry part is poflefl'ed, is in facfl, enriching and Cup porting the whole : The interests of the Southern and Northern divisions of this extensive conti nent, are by no means incompatible What are we to infer then, from the multiplied petitions and remonstrances with which the congreflional table has been piled, from the Eafhvard of the Hudson ? The inference is plain; the people are in a ftifFering and it is thus that fheir fufferings are declared—What are wc to infer from the silence of the citizens to the southward ' That their comparative situation is better, and they therefore are contented But why these lo cal diltindions ?—Are we not the fame people > Does not the malady of a part, direcftly or indi" recftly, mediately or immediately, communicate irs baneful influence to the body at large .'—Will Georgia or the Carolinas be at ease, if the Mafli chufetts Connecticut or New-Hampshire were undone-Offence and defence, are the great objects of the social compact. The efforts ofthe Seamen and Manufacturers of America, were a great inftrument-they were in deed the axis of the late revolution " 484 SLAVERY. AN extract. NARAGANSET in Rhode-Island, is a feuile trad: of country, laid out in rich inclofurc' and it may be jullly itiled the garden of America' This charming country about lixty years aa 0 ' literally enjoyed all tiie l'vveers of the golden age —but mark the event! —thefe happy farmers m those days, were infatuaLed with importing Haves and they have entailed upon their poilericy t li« curse of indolence, and every species Qf cori m,. tion and dilfipation, and it is these unfortunate beings who have influenced the difgraceful policv and projected the measures which nearly rui!,! Ed the chara<ster of thatftate. ANECDOTE One reason why Dortor Johnson's memory was so particularly exact, might be derived/w,; fa rigid attention to veracity ; being always refolded to relate every faVft as it flood, "he looked on the fr.ialler parts of life with minute attention, and remembered such paflages as escape curforyand common observers. " A story (fays he) is a fpecnnen of human manners, and derives its sole value From, iis truth When Foote has told me something, I ilifmif's it from my mind like apalTing (hadow": When Rev nolds (Sir Joshua) tells me something, I conlide niyfelf as poflefled of an idea more. B O S T O N, May 23. SUICIDE. We hear from Amherflt, (N. H.) that oneKttj the perl'on who was convicted of fettingfiie to the barn of Jofliua Atherton, Efq ; (by which it was entirely consumed with its content) ajid for which lie was sentenced by the court to Hand in the pillory one hour, and receive 20 stripes—set on the gallows, and receive 50 (tripes, 011 Friday lail took an effectual and sure method to evade that puniflnnent which a crime so heinous juftlv merited. After feiuence was palled upon hia, he was remanded back to prison, when thejailor brought him in a plate ol virtuals with a knife and fork, and withdrew. After some time the jailor returned to fee his prisoner, when shock ing to relate, he beheld A'?/ftretched out upon the floor a corpse, with his throat cut from ear to ear ! The knife which was brought hiin 10 eat his dinner with, he made use of to effetft lb dreadful a purpose. from Hollis we likevvife learn, that a tnan in that town put an end to his life by hanging him fclf in his barn. ALBANY, May 2>. ) efterday afternoon his Excellency the Gover noi, his honor the Lr. Governor, the hoooraWf zra L Hommedieu and Richard Varick. Efqrs. tour of the conimiffioners of this State, for nego tiating treaties with the Indians, arrived in this city. 1 hefe gentlemen, with the Hon. Abraham 1 en Broeck, Gen. Peter Ganfevoort, also Corn miflioners, we are informed, will fliortly set off for Fort-Schuyler where a treaty wi.h certain of the Indian fribes residing within this State, is to be holden the firlt day of June next. Bethlehem Stages. T"HE great number of Mifles, who from the bapks of the Dela- A ware East ward, even to Boston, are now at the young ladies Academy at Bethlehem, renders some regular, convenient aßd chrap of conveyance between thattown and New York ut celTary. i o accommodate parents who have daughters atthat flou rifhing Academy, and others who may wish to visit that pleafirg; romantic hill, the fubfejibers are now running stages, which \*ill continue during the summer, between Elizabeth Town Point and icthlchem. At each of their places a stage will start every Mo'n lay and Thursday morning at 5 o'clock, meet at Covcnhovto's ivern the lame evening, exchange pafTcngcrs, and the next day return, fare of each pnflenger from Elizabeth Town Point to Bethle hern 3 dollars— way paflengers 4d per mile—lsolb. of baggage the Utme as a Packages and letters will be received »d c elivered at Mrs. Winant's, White hall, where feats maybcta " carr 'ag e of a letter 3d —141b. of baggare allowed to cach pailenger. I o accomodate those who may wish to take Bethlehem in their route in journey t»ig between the Ealtern and Southern states, a fta-e will constantly run between Bethlehem and Philadelphia, ilarting at Bethlehem every Monday morning. May ig. James F. Sebor, Have it moved from No. 59, to No. 187, Water-Street, neat At Fly-Market, WHERE they negociate all kinds of PUBLICK SECURITIES-BILLS OF EXCHANGE. &c. aiufuilt A erv~ York. April 8. 17QO. *tf. § CONTINENTAL § > STATE SECURITIES, § BOUGHT AND SOLO, ""V 196. WAT*" - AT NO. ig6. WATER-STREET. C (£3" A gcncr-ous price will be given for Military Rights ofl 5 and. Jcrfcj Paper Money. May 4- J TO be Sold, an elegant dwelling house, in every circumstance fitted for a gentleman with a larpje family, situated in a ver Y pleasant part of Elizabeth Town, New-Jersey. The lot con tains abont four acres, on which is a very good garden, an a variety of the best fruit trees. The terms of payment can be mad so easy as to suit the purchaser. £001 lire of the Subfcribcr >t 12, Wall-Street. 1 EL lAS BOUDINOT- June 2, , 73 0, 1 . '. ! $ ' WILLIAM CRANE. FREDERICK BEUTEt