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Wild are those notes; but sweeter far to When Time thus scatters garlands as he me,
goes, Than the soft airs borne from Italian A life so active well may claim repose, To which the wanton Muse and naked And, safely anchor'd in some winding bay, Loves,
[gamesome glee. The distant fury of the world survey. Strike the light-warbling lyre, and dance in So Cæsar, when old age had stripp'd his And Health, the child of blooming sire,
head, Shall trip along on nimble feet,
A laurel-chaplet o'er his temples spread, With airy inien and loose attire,
And saw the fruit of his campaigns produce
What sery'd at once for ornament and use, Me on the plain to meet : Gay laughing nyinph that loves a morning
Yet, laying trope and metaphor apart, sky,
You, my good Lord, are grac'd with head That loves to glide across the spangled
and heart And with her finger, dipp'd in brightest
Still to arrest each transitory hour,
Newlights discover,or new blessings show'r. My faint cheek shall she tinge, and cheer To you, whilst musing in the sylvan Then will I bless thee, morning hour,
shade, And singing, hail the new-born day;
Grand is the scene on every side displayod: And hasten to Amanda's bower,
Each page of Nature that before you lies To steal the sweets of May.
Invites to reason and to platonize. And to my verse, Amanda will attend,
A mind like yours collects where'eritgoes; And take the posie from the sylvan
Alike upon the thistle and the rose
[fuse For sure the generous fair will not re
No forest spreads, no river runs in vain, The Muse's modest gift, her present to a
But Wisdom stamps the mountain and the friend.
Each flow's that paints the meadow' with The following elegant Epistle, addressed in
Or shuns with virgin modesty the sight, July 1805 by a Friend and Neighbour to
Each pebble that the bed of ocean paves, the lale venerable Bp. Watson, has been
Each brook that bubbles, and each wood
that waves; kindly communicated to us by the Au
[shock thor; and we doubt not, will be very
The swelling cliff that braves the tempest's acceptable to our Readers.
Securely fix'd on’adamantine rock;
The lake that like a spacious mirror
[their heads: at Calgarth Park, in Westmoreland.
Shrubs that conceal, and oaks that lift
All join in chorus to their Maker's praise, As some old Hero, seam'd with many a scar,
And teach the wise to justify his ways; With honours laden, and fatigued with
As far as Reason in vile man can dwell, Pants for the sbade, and with secure repose
Who only sees the superficial shell. Would faio his race of life and glory close,
Here, as I take my solitary round, Like Cincinnatus seeks a quiet seat,
I seem once more to tread on classic And bids the trumpet sound his last retreat,
ground; Piles up his trophies on his decent loor,
A hundred Helicons around me rise,
And all Arcadia spreads before my eyes. And hangs his sword and buckler o'er bis
Here Nature, vested like a Tragic Queen, So to his oaks withdraws the good Landef,
With Alpine features stamps the swelling Grac'd with his mitre and his pastoral staff,
scene, His setting sun with calm complacence sees
Bids valleys sink, vast precipices rear, In philosophic and religious ease.
And breathes o'er all a reverential fear. Brave and unmatch'd, a warrior from
Though wild the project, and though bis youth,
bold the plan, Strong as a lion in the cause of Truth,
The works sublime of Providence to scan, Invulnerate whatever ills befall,
The mind can traverse o'er imperious And in the holy armour of St. Paul,
No labour tires her, and no danger frights. Like veteran Samson, he surmounts each toil,
Methinks e'en now o'er Skiddaw's head I Laden with many a Philistine's spoil.
go, Full many a happy year did Granta
Tracts barricadoed with eternal snow : view
With eagle-wings the huge Helvellyn trace, Another Cato live again in you;
Rude as he is, and sprung of giant race, A Censor, that presided o'er her Schools,
Whose breast is chill'd with everlasting The foe of infidels, and scourge of fools;
frost, Ex Cathedrâ bore each onponent down,
. Whose head in clouds magnificently lost. And wore with grace the Theologic crown *.
With wonder fill’d, whilst here the Poct
stands, * Regius Profossor of Divinity, The heart enlarges, and the mind expands,
The soul, released, feels ampler pivion given, Yet, mark the sequel ; soon Revenge apCleaves the mid air, and scales the walls of
And Envy all her brood of serpents rears. Whate'er the plastic form of Nature's His conscience smites him, and the Fúries mien,
frown, Howe'er diversified the shifting scene, Pale grows the lustre of a guilty crown, Whate'er the mark and character she wears, The sword of Justice gleams before his eyes, The finger of the Deity appears,
Fresh plots are hatch'd, and new assassins That still a rational delight secures,
rise. And operates upon a mind like yours. See, self-tormented with eternal fear, E'en now, methinks, with scientific pains, The souls of Orleans and of Robespierre ! You probe the Earth, and open Nature's See conscious Cromwell sleep in mail
complete, With Kercher, Woodward, or unwearied And Cæsar prostrate fall at Pompey's feet! The subterraneous universe display; Though Reason for awhile depos'd remain, Or bid the searching crucible declare At last she mounts her antient throne again. The secret pow'rs of maiter and of air; To him who thus the universe can scan, How bodies usefully may coalesce,
Alas! how vain are all the thoughts of And coldest tempers learn to effe, vesce,
[plete, And how assist the Æsculapian lore Each care how low, each joy how incomOf Galen and Hippocrates of yore;
How weak the wise, how little are the great! With saturnine, mercurial spirits mix, See Nations perish by excess of wealth, The dull to rouse, the volatile to fix; As bodies by redundancy of health, Compose the feuds of elemental strife, And feed and pamper a domestic foe, And teach to meliorate and lengthen life. 'Till the whole fabrick to a dropsy grow.
Or, borne once more to Academic skies, And should (which Heaven forefend!) Survey the world with Galileo's eyes :
should Britain swerve, To sound Philosophy collect your thoughts, Unbend her sinew, and relax her nerve, Now house with Newton, and now chum To silken sloth become an easy prey, with Cotes:
And dissipate her antient strength away; •Midst rolling orbs celestial transports feel, E'en Britain too, in that same evil hour, And trace their laws with Halley and with Shall drop the fasces of imperial power ; Keil:
Her pride shallsink, ber sceptre sball decay, Rerolving satellites in thought revolve, And all her former glories fade away; New lights explore, new paradoxes solve. Shall vanish like the dynasties of yore, Far as the Night can spread her sable pall, As Rome and Babylon have done before. Fresh systems burst with stars that rise Should in an age when Flaitery prevails, and fall.
And Justice drops her undiscerniog scales, Where'er excursive Science darts her eyes, One honest Churchmao rise above the rest, New moons attend her, and new worlds Of learning, sense, and fortitude possest, arise.
(Unwarp’d, undaunted, whether Fale beLight travels onward through a thousand
A crown of martyrdom or civic wreath) New suns illume new planetary spheres, Him shall a Muse, unapt herself to fawo, And all the Godhead in his works appears. Alike revere in cassock or in lawn. Then, if the mind can check her airy Like a stout Champion in the Church, so wings,
you And stoop from Heaven to sublunary The path direct with dignity pursue, With eyes serene survey this restless ball, Mount up to eminence by just degrees, Mark passions work, and nations rise and Norstoop to priestcraft for St. Peter's keys; fall.
[earth And e'en at Court (no common case in See some small speck upon this nook of sooth)
(trulh ; Convulse old realms, and give new empires Like good old Latimer dare preach the birth.
[!ool With pastoral vigilance defend your flock, Some Demon prompts some enterprizing And ground their faith on evangelic rock ; That Fate ordain'd him for Imperial rule. Dispel the fogs of Gibbon and of Paine, Stung with ambition and a wish for change, Works of the crude, the flimsy, and the Like a portentous star he takes his range.
vain ; The mob applauds, the fever rages bigh, On unbelievers pour resistless day, Against the Laws rebellious banners fiy, lovoke to better worlds, and lead the way. Old Kings depos'd, new Rulers seize the Let Lordly Vice in purple pomp appear, reins,
Let False Philosophy her banners rear, Young Buonapartes ape old Charlemagnes, Mad as the main let Civil Fury howl, Obsequious * Rome supports a Tyrant's Religion proves the anchor of the soul. claim,
B. WaLLER, A.M. And false St. Peter visits Notre Dame.
Vicar of Buiton, Westmoreland. * The Pope's visit to Paris to attend the Coronation of Buonaparte in 1804.
THE FALL OF ALGIERS.
Rich in his talents, wide her bounds extends, Written by Wm. Thos. Prrz-Gerald, Esq.; To distant lands her conqu’ring legions
and sung by Mr. Dignum. WHEN France was subdued, and in And had not mad Ambition fir'd his soul, dust laid her power,
Still had vex'd Europe own'd the stern England hoped that her Triumphs long
[adva nce, Peace would restore ;
At length she rouz'd, her myriads hade But a barbarous Foe io an insolent hour And twice subdued, twice captur'd, mighty Drew down her just vengeance to punish
[sway, the Moor.
Once more, thou own'st a Bourbon's legal The Infidels thought, when dismantled her
Once more thy sons Religion's voice obey, feet,
And those thou mad'st thy foes now peace*And her seamen return'd, and dispersed on
[song: That the spoils of the Main would soon lie
Admire thy splendid domes, thy testive at their feet,
Beneath this roof, once fiercely hostile, And no flag rule the sea, but the flag of
Each in his native tongue, the note of Humanity sigh'd to see Afric enslave
What grateful drops within our eyelids The Christians that Fortune had thrown in
steal, her hand;
As here before Creation's Lord we kneel; And Europe might blush to behold, ou the
Whose voice has made this mighty tempest A Pirate that plunder'd both Ocean and
And all the warring tumult sink in peace! To England the Nations appeal, in their Oh, long may Europe feel her influence fears ;
[creant child! And when did they ask her protection in And bless fair France, no more her reFor Exmouth, in thunder, bore down on
And, never more my Native Country's foe, Algiers,
Long may the olive twine round honour'd To make the Moors yield to the Lords of
*** Like lightning he split every moon-crested tower, [ships from the sea ;
SONNET*. And, with flames, swept their plundering Written on the last day of Summer; He humbled the Dey--who bent low to his By EDWARD LORD THURLOW. power,
NOW Summer has one foot from out And set all the Christians from slavery the world, For the Trident of England shall still rule Her golden mantle floating in the air;
(the Slave !
And her love.darting eyes are backward To protect the Oppress'd, and enfranchise
hurl'd, N. B. The last two lines to be repeated To bid adieu to this creation fair: in singing.
A flight of swallows circles her before,
And Zephyrus, her jolly harbinger, Thoughts which occurred in L'Oratoire *,
Already is a-wing to Heaven's door, at Paris, July 1816.
Whereat the Muses are expecting her ; DREAD Hall! where once enthron'd
And the three Graces, in their heav'nly ring, Convention sate,
Are dancing with delicious harmony; When Discord clam'rous urg'd the loud
And Hebe doth her flowery chalice bring, And Innocence unheard, without appeal,
To sprinkle nectar on their melody : Was doom'd the lash of fell misrule to feel:
Jove laughs, to see his angel, Summer,come, What various lots to thee has Heav'n as
Warbling his praise, to her immortal home. sign'd,
Lines in Commemoration of Robert Burxs. Had forc'u to bend beneath Oppression's
By John MAYNE. wand;
OF all her Bards who shone by turys, Till from the Hydra one supreme arose,
Scotland is proudest far of Burns : And drooping France saw wounds domes
Ordain'd a Poet from his birth, tic close :
But, too resplendent for this earth,
He met, alas! an early doom, * L'Oratoire was originally a Religious And slumbers in the silent tomb! building, as its name indeed implies; and
Yet, though th' Almighty, good and wise, Les Pères de l'Oratoire were highly cele
Hath cail'd his spirit to the skies, brated as preachers in the reign of Louis
His works, sweet Bard! till ending time, XIII. It was afterwards the place of meet
Shall live in ev'ry age and clime, ing for the Convention in the time of the
Unfading, beautiful, sublime ! Revolution. It is now allowed by Government for the use of any Nation, or Sect, * First printed in ihe Brussels' Paper; ? who wish to perform Irvine service there. “ The Philanthropist." Gent. Mag. October, 1816,
INTERESTING INTELLIGENCE FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES.
Admiralty. Ofice, Sept. 24. – Rear-adm. 3000 dollars, as a remuneration for deSir David Milne has arrived at this Office predations committed on his residence with the original dispatches of Lord Ex after his imprisonment. After the treaties mouth, relative to bis attack on Algiers, and article before - mentioned had been the duplicates of which have already ap regociated; and that the Dey had refunded peared in the Gazette Extraordioary of 382,500 dollars, which he had lately rethe 15th instant. He is also the bearer of ceived from the Governments of Naples dispatches from his Lordship, detailing and Sardinia, and had released 1083 his further proceedings, of which the fol Christian slaves who were at Algiers, it lowing is the substance :
came to the knowledge of Lord Exmouth, On the 281h of August, Treaties of that two Spaniards, the one a merchant, Peace were signed by the Dey with his and the other the Vice - Consul of that Majesty, and with his Majesty the King Nation, liad not been released, but were of the Netherlands. On the same day still held by the Dey in very severe cusalso was signed an additional article, or tody, on pretence that they were prisoners declaration, for the abolition of Christian for debt. The inquiries wbich bis LordSlavery, to the following effect:
ship felt himse!f called on to make into “ Declaration of his Most Serene High these cases, satisfied him that the confineness Omar, Bashaw, Dey and Governor of ment of the Vice-Consul was groundless the Warlike City and Kingdom of Algiers, and unjustifiable; and he therefore thought made and coucluded with the Right Hon. himself authorized to demand liis release, Edward Baron Exmouth, Knight Grand under the articles of the agreement for Cross of the Most Honourable Military the deliverance of all Christian prisoners. Order of the Bath, Admiral of the Blue It appeared that the merchant was confinSquadron of his Britannic Majesty's Fleet, ed for an alleged debt, ou the score of a and Commander in Chief of his said Ma contract with the Algerine Government; jesty's ships and vessels employed in the but the circumstance under which the Mediterranean.
contract was stated to have been forced “ In consideration of the sleep interest on the individual, and the great severity manifested by his Royal Highness the of the confinement which he suffered, dePrince Regent of England for the termina termined his Lordship to make an effort tion of Christian slavery, his Highness in his favour also. This his Lordship did, the Dey of Algiers, in token of his sincere by requesting his release from the Dey, desire to maintain inviolable his friendly offering himself to guarantee to the Dey relations with Great Britain, and to mani the payment of any sum of money which fest bis amicable disposition and high re the merchant should be found to owe to spect towards the Powers of Europe, de his Highness. The Dey having rejected clares, that, in the event of future wars this demand and offer, his Lordship, still with any European Power, not any of the unwilling to have recourse to extremities, prisoners shall be consigned to slavery, and the renewal of hostilities, proposed but treated with all humanity, as prisoners that the Spaniards should be released from of
war, until regularly exchanged, accord irons, and the miserable dungeons in ing to European practice in like cases, which they were contined; and that they and that at the termination of hostilities should be placed in the custody of the they shall be restored to their respective Spanish Consul, or, at least, that the Concountries without ransom; and the prac sul should be perınitted to afford them tice of condemning Christian prisoners such assistance and accommodation as of war to slavery is hereby formally and was suitable to their rank in life. These for ever renounced.
propositions the Dey also positively re“ Done in duplicate, in the warlike city fused; and Lord Exmouth ihen felt that of Algiers, in the presence of Almighty the private and pecuniary nature of God, the 28th day of August, in the year the transactions for wbich these persons of Jesus Christ, 1816, and in the year of were confined must be considered as a the Hegira, 1231, and the 6th day of the pretence for the continuance of a cruel moon Shawal. (Signed)
and oppressive system of slavery, the total (The Dey's seal.) EXMOUTH, (L. S.) and bona fide abolition of which his in
H. M‘Doveti., (L.S.)” structions directed bim to insist upon. The Dey also, in presence of his Divan, He, therefore, acquainted the Dey, that, apologized to the British Consul for the his Highness having rejected all ibe fair personal restraint which had been imposed and equitable conditions proposed to him upon him during the late transactions ; on this point, his Lordship had determined and he also pajū to the Consul a sum of to insist on the unconditional release of
the two Spaniards. He therefore desired our sails, following the motions of the an answer, Yes, or No; and, in the event Commander - in · Chief, who, at 2. 45. of the latter, stated, that he would imme anchored abreast of the Mole, and within diately recommence hostilities; and his half-pistol-shot. At 2. 47. Leander anLordship made preparations for that pur. chored in her station, close a-head of the pose. These measures had the desired Queen Charlotte, in five fathoms water, effect, and the two persons were released when the enemy opened a most tremenfrom a long and severe captivity; so that dous fire, which was instantly returned by no Christian prisoner remained at Algiers the broadsides of the Queen Charlotte and at his Lordship's departure, which look Leander, the fleet anchoring in the staplace on the evening of the 3d instant, tions assigned them, and opening a vigorwith all the ships under his orders.
ous fire. Observed the effect of our fire His Lordship states, that Rear.admirai had totally destroyed the enemy's gun, Sir C. Penrose had joined in the Ister on boats and row-galleys, and defeated their the 28th, and that he had employed the intention of boarding. The battle now Rear-adm. iv his discussions with the Dey raged with great fury, officers and men relative to the Spaniards; and his Lord- falling very fast, and inasts, yards, and ship gives the highest praise to the pru- rigging cutting in all directions. At three dence, firmness, and ability with which Sir observed the enemy's colours shot away C. Penrose conducted himself on this in some of their bat:eries, whigh were occasion.
very soon re-hoisted, and their fire obsti. His Lordsbip's last letters are dated nate. At 3. 50. an Officer of the Hebrus from Gibraltar the 12th inst. and announce came from the Commander-m-Chief, with his intention very shortly to sail on bis orders to cease firing, to allow the enemy's return to England. The refunded ransoms frigate moored across the Mole to be set have been sent to the Neapolitan and on fire, which was done in a gallant style Sardinian Governments; and the slaves by a boat from the Queen Charlotte. At released have been forwarded in British 3. 55. a vigorous firing was recommenced transports to their respective countries. on both sides. Our flat boats throwing:
rockels with good effect, some magazines
were observed to explode. At 4. 10. the *** The following additional Particulars of enemy's frigate burning with great rapia
the glorious Battle of Algiers, may not be dity, and drifting near us, the Commanuninteresting to our Readers :
der-in-Chief sent an Officer to direct us " A Copy of the Minutes of the Battle to haul out clear of her. At 4. 15. the of Algiers, from the log-book of his Ma. Commander-in-Chief made the signal for jesty's ship Leander, Captain Edward barges and pinnaces. Sent out boats to Chetham, C. B.:,
the Queen Charltte, under the command “At day-light on the 27th of August, of Lieutenant Monk. At 4. 30. Lieute 1816, iu company with the fleet, observed Monk returned with orders from the Com. the city of Algiers, bearing W. S. W. mander-in-Chief to keep the boats in rea.. About 8 A. M, light airs, inclining to diness to assist the Leander. Perceiving calm, Admiral and squadron in company,
the ship on fire to be drifting past us. observed a French frigate working out of kept our station. At 30 ininutes past six, the Bay. His Majesty's ship Severn boist observed the city on fire in several places, ed a flag of truce, and dispatched a boat and the Mole-head and some other bal. towards the city, Ąt ten exercised at teries near us almost demolished ; the quarters, and loaded the guns; hoisied enemy were remounting their guns, and out all the boats, and prepared them for we continuing a smart cannonading. At service. At noon the French frigate join seven, found the batteries abreast of us to ed; her Captain went on board the Com- slacken, but were greatly cut up from batmander-in-Chief, where he remained a teries on the starboard bow. Run a hawser short time, and returned to his ship. Ob to Severn, and hove our broad-side to served the Severn's boat, with the truce,
bear on them. At 25 minutes past seven, pulling out from the city. At 2. 30. Lord the whole of the enemy's ships in the Mole Exmouth made the signal general, · Are were observed to be on fire our masts, you ready?' which was immediately ai. yards, sails, and rigging, at this perind, swered, “Ready. He then made the sig sw entirely cut to pieces, as to prevenit us, nal for the feet to bear up bore up if necessary, setting a sail on the ship-Leander, within her own th of the officers and men falling fast, and a great Commander-in-Chief, standing in for the proportion already killed and wounded; Mole-beat lo quarters--inade every pre
but our fire continued with unabated paration for anchoring-observed the ene fury-enemy's fire considerably slackmy's batteries crowded with men, and ened — ships on, Gre drifting near us their gun-boats prepared to board. At hauled on our spring fast to Severn, but 2. 40. the boat employed as a truce re
found it shot away; made it fast again, turned to the Queen Charlotte-clewed up and cut the small bower, to haul out of