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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.
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°*
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.
Benjamin Ja r ViS
George HO WELL
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-
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
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
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
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.