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PASTIME OF VENUS
Or, The KISS. INTENT td frame Come new design of bliss, The wanton Cyprian Queen compos'd a KISS : An ample portion of Anwroftal Juice With mystic skill Hie temper'd firft for use This done, her infant work was well bedew'd Withchoiceft Nectar ; and o'er all fhc ftiew'd Part of that Honey % which fly Cupid stole Much to his cost, and blended with the whole. Then, that foft scent which from the f'Viet slows $he mixt with spoils of many a vernal Rose ; Each gentle Blavdijhment in love we find, Each graceful winning Gejlure next (he joir.'d ; And all those Joys that in her Zone abound Made up the KISS, and the rich labour crown d : Confid'ring now what beauteous Nymph might prove Worthy the Gift, and worthy of her love ; She fixt on Chloe y as her favourite Maid ; To whom the Goddess sweetly-smiling said : 4t Take this my Fair to perfect ev'ry Grace, " And on thy Lips the FRAGRANT BLESSING place. [MR. FENNO, HAVING seen an exceeding badtranflation of the enclosed Address, of the Americans at Paris, to the National Ajfembly, make its appearance in several vewfpapers, I have sent you an original topy, to pub lifb in your cxtenfively circulating paper either in French or Englijh, or both languages if you please, with views of doing juftics to the fubfertbers of the Address. American us.] Boston, 15 Nov. 1790. ADRE S S E Pes Citoyens des Etats-unis de l'Ameiique, prononcee devant V Affemblee nationale,par M. William Harwood Vernon, dans la feanee de Samedi au foir, le 10 Juillet 179°* MESSIEURS, FRapp6s d'admiration, a la vue du development & de In tention de leurs propres principes dans cet heureux pays, les citoyens des etats unis de l'Amerique qui fe trouvent a Paris, fol licitent ardemment la faveur d'approcher du faint autelde la liber ie, & de temoigner a l'aflemblec nationale cettc vive reconnoif iance &ce profond refptft que meritent les peres d'un grand peu ple, Sc Tes bienfaiteurs du genre humain. L'etoile d'occidcnt qu', des bords eloigites repandoit son eclat, reunit fe* rayons *n ceux du foleil glorieux qui, " verse des torrens de lumiere" fur l'empire iranfois, pour eclairer enfm l'univers. La force de la veritc eft' irresistible, & la celerite de fes progres •ft au-doHus de tout calculation. Nous avonscru,& nous le fouhai tions fincerement, que les bienfaits de la liberie feroient un jour apprecies ; que les nations fortiroient de leur lethargie, & reclam eroient les droits de I'homme avec une voix que les hommes ne pourroient pas etouffer ; nous avons cru que le luxe & la paflion de dominer perdroient leurs charmes illufoires : que ces chcfs, cea rois, cesdieux de la terre renonceroient aux diftin£tions idolatres qu'on leur prodiguoit, pour fe confondre avec leurs concitoyens & le rejouir de leur bonheur ; nous avons cru que la region fe de pouilleroit de fes terreurs empruntees,'& qu'elle rejetteroit les ar ines meurtrieres de l'intolerance & du fanatifme, pour prendre le sceptre de la paix. Ces evenemens s'accellercnt aujourd'hui d'une iT)aniereetonnante,& nous eprouvons une joieindicible, & jufqu'a pt efent inconnue, de noustrouverdevant cette venerable aflemblee de heros de l'humanite, qui, avec tant de fucces, ont combattu dans le champ de la verite & de la vertu. Puiilent les douces emotions d'une conscience fatisfaite & lea henedi&ions d'un peuple heureux & reconnoiflant etre le prix de vos genereux efforts! Puifle le roi patriote, qui a si noblement fa f rifie avec vous fur l'autel de la patrie, en partager amplement le fruit ! Lc monarque, qui, en commenfant facarri£rs a repandufes bienfaits fur des regions eloignees, etoit bien digne d'echanger 1' •clat feduifant du pouvoir arbitraire contre l'amour & la gratitude de fes concitoyens. Dans la Fraoce regencree l'on peut bien I'ap peller le premier rois des mais dans lelangagede l'univers il sera le premier roi des hommes. Nous n'avons plus qu'un vceu a former ; e'eft que vous vouliez bien, meflieurs, nous accorder l'honneur d'affifter a l'augufte cere inonie qui doit assurer pour toujours le bonhenr de la France.— Lorfque les Franfois combattoient& verfoient leur fang avec nous, sous l'etendard de la liberte, ils nous appiirent a les aimer ; au jourd'hui que r&abliflement des meines principes nous rapproche d'avantage & reflerre nos liens, nous ne trouvons plus dans nos tceurs que les doux fentimens de fieres & de concitoyens. C'eft au pied de ce memeautel, ou les reprefentans & les foldatscitoyens d'un vafte and puissant empire, prononceront le ferment de fide lite a la nation, a la loi, & au roi, que nous jurerons une amitie eternelleaux oui, a tousles Franpaisfidelesaux principes que vous avez confacres, car, comme vous, meflieurs, nous cheri ffons la liberte, comme vous, nous aimons la paix. Joel Barlow, Samuel Blackden, Paul Jones, James Swan, Thomas Appleton, Benjamin Ja r ViS George HO WELL Contee, Anderson, Harrison, J. Lewis, George Washington Greeni, Williant Ha*wood Vernon. LONDON, Sept. 21 THE learned Hugo Grotius remarks, that however king doms or states may be divid«d by particular boundaries, the £>3 flwild be open for the fifltmg of all nations, as n«# limit can be fixed to any part of the ocean ; and tho it may walh any ftiore or eoaft whatever, no dominion should therefore be claimed to the great liquid element, 01 to its finny inhabitants. Tho this princi ple may not be acknowledged by Great-Britain, yet the Dutch are fuffered to fiih off the isles and coasts of Scotland, without im pediment or interruption—The Spaniards would, however, en deavour to exclude fche Englifli from fifhing oft the coasts of South Amcrica, or even those of Patagonia, which approximate to the Straits of Magellan ; a tra£t of territory they never yet poffcfTed, and only build their idle hypothesis on the arrogant supposition, that the whole South Sea or Southern Atlantic belongs to Spain, because possessed of the empires of Mexico and Peru. A firft rate farmer who re fides at a small village near Lowth, one rainy day last week, was obliged to attend his grounds, and com ing home ringing wet, stripped himfelf and hung his cloaths in the yard to dry, [the weather afterwards proved fine] but at the fame time negle&ed to take his purse out of one of his pockets. In a (hort time, however, the honed clodhoppcr recolledted, he did not intend to hang forty odd guineas out to dry, therefore,with ' eagle's wings,he flew to the yard,butalas! the purse was gone—After some deliberation on what steps he should then take, it readily occurred to his memory to have fcen a tame Mag-pye, which he kept, exceedingly busy with his breeches, and knowing that it fre quently visited a neighbouring church, immediately west in fcareh of it ; when lo ! to his great surprise and his purse and it, contents fafelydcpof,ted ot. the top o the ip.re There are now not less than 300,000 ch.ldren educa d .t day schools in this kingdom ; a tenih of whom, thing salutary a means, might remain in total ignoiance o , edu but the vicious, idle pra&iees of the world. I it isiru cation forms the human mind, instead ofexpen we e p to Botany-Bay, in future, let us expend the fame money in enco raging a moral education, in the poorer clafsof yout , an nals, in time, will become unknown afnonglt us. In such a sudden and rapid transition from a state o that of a free people, as has been experienced in France, t a ! circumstances should have occured which we do not approve , there should have been some excesses to deplore; rc 6 u 3 lon toreverfe; some mistakes, which more mature consideration an further experience may, and probably will, corrett—-is not at a surprising. The wonder is, that, in a revolution of such immen e extent and magnitude, there (hould be fn little to blame, an o much to praise. The defe&s are few and infignificant, t e spots on the fun, they.are loft in the. general splendour and brig t nefs of the whole. The merits are numerous and important. In many of their preceedings, and more especially on the subject o teligious liberty, the French National AiTembly have set an exam ple of wisdom and liberality to the Britilh Parliament. Our coun trymen, we hope, will not fuffer themfelve* to be 'outdone in the general ftrifeto extend the freedom and promote the happiness o mankind—the only fitrife and competition worthy of two great and enlightened nations. P A R I S, August 29. It appears from Montesquieu's report on the different parts of the public debt, th^vthe interest on the funded debt amounts to 167.700,0©® livres, arid that the whole of the unfunded debt, in dependent of the 400-,000, 000 aflignats emounts to 1,902,540,000 livres. The total mass of interest of the funded and unfunded debt, amounts to 281,000.000, which ilhakes it neceflary that the approaching taxes fhouid produce 521,009,000. M. de Moniefquieu also observed that the national effe&s are estimated at between two and three thousand millions, from, which must be deduced 400,000,000, appropriated to the aflig nats a&uallv in circulation. To avoid exaggeration, the commit tee of the finances supposed that the surplus of the national effe&s did not exceed the capital of the unfunded debt. Reasoning from this hypothesis, by employing these effe&s in the extin&ion of the public debt, it is demonstrated. that 474,000,000, raised by taxes, will be fufficient to defray all expenses of every nature. He proposed, that for the security of the unfunded debt, the newly acquired national etfe£ls should alone be applied. But the question remained undecided, whether the equivalent to be given (Tiould be new aflignats, or in simple acknowledgments. This is the great problem, which Temains to be determined, and which the committee of finances were content to pcopofe to the Aflem bly. without venturing upon it themselves. M. de Mirabeau affirmed that a new emiflion of aflignats could alone preserve and consolidate the existence of the constitution. He then proposed, 1. To discharge the whole of the unfunded debt—by aflignats bearing no interest. 2. To putupto sale imme diately, the whole of the national domains ; and that these sales by auttion fhonld take place in all the diftri&s of the kingdom. 3. To receive the aflignats in payment, to the exclusion of money, and all other paper. 4. To burn the aflignats as they ftiall come in. 5. To order the committee of finances to prefer.t the plan of a decrce, to give effe& to their system as soon as poflible. His fpcech was ordered to be printed,—a memorial from the firft minister of France, was then read, addressed to the Aflfembly. In this letter M. Necker warmly combats the proposal for a new emission of aflignats to the amount of near two thousand ; from this emiflion, said the minister, the greatest disorder will result, from its destroying the du« balance between paper and specie. The sale of the national property ordered on the 6th of August; has been effected ; a further sale is to take place in the beginning of September to the amount of i,541,745 livres. The bufiucfs of coinint brass money was again brought before the AflTembly. They*were informed that aM. Pasquier had dif- Covered a method to render the metal of bells ductile and mallea ble, and that there is in France more than two millions of thai metal, which could not fail to be highly ufeful on the present oc- ..cafion, A petition was yesterday presented to the National AlTembly by a committee from the National Guard at Versailles, through M. Berber, their commandant, refpe&ing the funeral honors due to those who fell in quelling the infurreftion at Nanci. «Part of this memorial runs as follows : " They have now sealed with their blood the oath which they took but a few days before, to devote their lives to the nation, to the support of the law, and to the fafety of their King ! To have fought and to have died by their fide would have been our mod sacred duty—to pay their memory the last tribute of worth, is now the mod anxious desire of our hearts—and it is our most ardent wifli to raise to them a monument worthy of them selves and deeply expielliveof our cfteem ! Let a Pyramid, simple in its ftrutture, but of a majeflic appear ance, be cre&ed to them atone of the gates of Nanci. Upon this Pyramid let there be an infeription to this effect— Here rejl the men who died for their country, soldiers as will as citizens —! The fecondmonth of thefecond year oj the liberties of France. Such gentlemen, is the monument we claim for those generous Frenchmen, whom a sense of their duty swayed upon this occa sion. Their wives, their children, their parents, of whom they were the happiness and the stay, are w.itneffes to the tears we now shed upon their allies—Be it ours by this last a£t of attention to perpetuate the remembrance of their glory." Beside the 45 fail of the line, ordered by the National Assem bly, there are general orders Tent to all the sea ports for an augmen tation. In the port of L'Orient they arc to furnifti four addition al ships of ihe line, and one frigate, besides one ftiip of ths line now on the stocks. Late accounts from Turkey by way of Venice fay, that as an ac knowledgment for the powerful diversion made by the King ot Sweden in their favour, in the war with Ruflia, the Porte has or dered the public thanks, to be given to the Swedifti EmbafTador ; and the Kaimacan, in the n?me of the grand Seignor, has made him a pielent, in gold com, to the value of thirty thousand dollars and an elegant horse with a most superb suit of furniture. The Swedifti interpreter has also received 10,000 dollars—and that the news of the peace between Austria and Sweden had given the greatest fatisfa&ion at Constantinople. SHEPHERD's-TOWN, (Maryland) Nov. j The late visit of our illustrious President, en courages a hope that the permanent feat of the Fe deral Government will be fixed opposite to this town, on tl>r Maryland fiiore, and that one half of the ten miles fqnare will be located in Virgin ia. This event, will, however, depend much on donations from the inhabitants, to defray theex pences of the Public Buildings, especially as the President himfelf has informed us, large offers have been made at other places on the Patowmac. When we take into our view the amazing ad vantages held up to the owners of lands and other permanent property in this valley, the very Hid den and unexpected increase in its value, we flat 654 SIYTEMBER t2, ter oiirfelves that generous fabfcriptions will be offered ; especially as only a finall part will be fhorily wanted. Our friends in Maryland are making every possible exertion to effe«S this im portant purpose ; and as the inhabitants in tho Virginia part of this valley will be equally bene fited, they rcquelt our cordial concurrence and aid, Subscriptions are taken in Shepherd's-Town, by Co!. .ihn Morrow, John Keafley, Esq. Capt. Charles borrow, and Abraham Shepherd, F.fq. In Mar tinburg, by Mr. Joseph Riddel. In Lharlejioiun by Mr. William Cooke, and Mr. John Henderfon. On Shenandoah river, by Mr. Humphrey Keyes. In Buljkin fettlemcnt by Mr. John Marke. Very liberal fubfcriptionshave, within a few days palt, been obtained in this towi%and its vi cinity, to be appropriated towards ere&ing the Federal Buildings, provided the feat of govern ment be located so as to include Shepherd's-Town within the diftricft. GEORGETOWN, Nov. 20. We hear from Alexandria, that Ths Prefidtnt of the United States, dined, on VVednefday last, at Mr. Wife's tavern, with a numerous and ref pecftable company. BALTIMORE, Nov. 23 Wednesday last arrived here the brig Friend ship, William Marihall, master, from Jamaica : 011 the 14th of Odlober last, in lat. 24.30, and long. 85. weft from London, they fell in with the Spanish brigantine Noftra Senora de la Concep tion, Don Domingo Bretos, master, from Trux illo, bound to the island of Trinidad, in great distress. Capt. Marfliall, at the requeit of the master of the Conception, sent his boat on board, and took the master and crew out of her. The Hoop Smithfield, Capt. Gardner, is arrived at Bermuda-hundred from Rliode-Ifland. From the Maryland Journal. " While, in Philadelphia, we admire the progrels of manufactures and naval architecture —it is observed that one matter of importance has escaped the attention of that sagacious people— that is the fifhery. " Where so many mercantile gentlemen, of great capitals, conversant in flapping, and well acquainted with the various branches of commerce live together, they might easily aflociate and es tablish a fifhing company, without interfering with their other plans of commerce—it would contribute to the'encouragement of the fliipbuild er and manufacturer—lf well conducted,it would enrich individuals, and ttrengthen the marine of the nation.. " There was fucli a company in New-York be fore the revolution.—lt continued only two years 011 account of the times ; and in that short period they doubled their capital." NEWPORT, November 11 The following is communicated to us by Capt. Clark, who arrived yesterday from Martinique : — Events which happened the town of St. Pierre, Martinique, since the 23d Sept. the day ot the arrival of the brig South-Caroli na, Capt. CYar£, from Rhode-Island; the fame day the embargo took place on all foreign vefTels—this was done by the Council of the town of St. Pierre; the embargo was kept on until the sth of this month : in the mean while, and still continues, diflentions even to a civil war, on both fides, and the town of St. Pieree threatened with ruin. The paople are divided into two parties, the General Damas, the planters, the free mulattoes and negroes, and slaves all armed ; thofc parties are headed by an AfTembly Colonial, chosen from the planters, the whole are called Arifto cr3ts : the other party are the people of St. Pierre, and some in Fort Royal ; the commerce ot St. Pierre forbids any provisions to pass the other fide; the general and his army are encamped on a hill called Gros morne, where they are well fortified: the town of St. Pierre were obliged to fend to Guadaloupe, St. Lucie, and Marigalante, for a supply of troops, which were granted: this town we hope is fufficiently guarded and fortified againfl the ene my, and we expect to remain m this manner of defence until the conflitution comes out from the National AfTembly of France. In this critical situation we remain—not tfee lead commerce is car ried on on either fide. The General and the AfTembly Colonial have published a decree, by which all Americans and others are permitted to go into any port in the island with every kind of provisions, and to carry away any produce they please in return. The town of St. Pierre and Fort Royal, on their part, have armed fomefmall vessels to cruise round the island, in order to prevent any such veflels goinginto any port but this. A battle was fought between the two parties on the 25th ult. The pa?r*et party marched out of Fort Royal in number about 1200, the one half troops the other citizens, they were very badly provided for such an attack, having neither guides, nor in proper order, they march ed towards Lamentine, in two columns, the orje commanded by Col. de ChabrolU, and the other by Mr. Cocquildes Gomicrc, the co lumn commanded by the Dernier had four field pieces, this co*» lumn met with every obflacle almost poflible to mention, such as the roads cut, large trees laid across, and in pafling through a swamp were attacked by a large body in ambufb, not one to be ieen : the battledid not last long, for the two commanders per ceiving they were, or should be betrayed, ordered a retreat,which they did, but in much disorder, leaving their four field pieces., some ammunition, and a day's provision ; the loss of the Aristo cratic army is 247 coloured and 4 white men, all killed ; and on the Patriots fide 25, and 28 taken prisoners ; since which each are on the defenfive : the number of thef Aristocratic army at the time of cattle was 3000* There are many planters known to be patri ots, these fuffer greatly by frequent excursions of negroes and mu ■ attoes, who are continually going about in the country plunder ing and committing horrid a£ts, and it is unfortunate for them that the Patriot army cannot give them any afTiftance, being oblig ed to keep in and about St. Pierre and Fort Royal, who are also in pofTeflion of Fort Bourbon and Fort Louis, thejtwo Forts in that place, which take a great number of men to guard. At this timt are come fron Guadaloupe twenty-two deputies, in order to offer a mediation between the two parties, but little expe&ation of peace appears at thisday, the 12th of O&ober.