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POETRY.

w is at he forgave, the critic eye forgives, A CONTENTED MIND.

And, for a while, the verse he fandion'd lives: I weign not Fortune's frown or smile; When on that spot where Gallic freedom rose, I joy not much in earthly joys;

And where the mourn'd her unexampied I feek not state, I seek not style;

woes, I am not fond of Fancy's toys;

Scourge of his nature, and its worst digrace, I reft so pleas'd with what I have,

Curse of his age, and murd'rer of his nce, I wish no more, no more I crave.

Th' ignoble tyrant of his country stoot,

And bath'd his fcaffolds in the patriot'sblood, I quake not at the thunder's crack,

Dettin'd the patriot's fate in all to shar,
I tremble not at noise of war,
I fwoon not at the noise of wrack,

To feel his triumphs, and his pangs o bear I shrink not at a blazing star;

To shun the uplifted axe, condemned to roam I fear not loss, I hope not gain ;

A weeping exile from my cherish'd hme*,

When malice pour'd her dark insatiate ye, 1 envy none, I none disdain.

Call'd it, tho' death to stay, a crime to ly : I see ambition never pleas’d,

And, while the falsehood serv'd her lateful I fee fome Tantals ítary'd in store ;

ends, I see gold's dropsy feldom eafs’d,

Congenial audience found in hollow frends ; I fee e'en Midas

gape
for more.

Who to the tale “ assent with civil ler,
I neither want, not yet abound;

And without sneering, teach the rest to freer;" Enough's a feast; content is crown'd. His friendship o'er me spread that guardian, I feign not friendlip where I hate,

shield, I fawn not on the great in fhow ;

Which his feverest virtue best could vield; I prize, I praise a mean estate,

Repelled by him, relentless flander found Neither too lofty, nor too low ;

Her dart bereft of half its power to wound. This, this is all my choice, my cheer,

Alas! no more to him the tafk belongs A mind content, a conscience clear.

To soothe my sorrows or redress my wrongs;

No more his letter'd aid, enlightenec sage! ON THE DEATH OF THE REV. Shall mark the errors of my careless page ; DR KIPPIS.

Shall hide from public view the faulty line,
And bid the merit he bestows be mine.

Ah! while with fond regret, my feeble verse PLAC'D 'midst the tempest, whose conflic. Would pour its tribute o'er his hallow'd hearse, ting waves

For hiin, his country twines her civic palm, The buoyant form of Gallic Freedom braves, And learning's tears his honour'd name emI from its swelling furge unheadful turn, While, o'er the grave where Kippis refts, I His were the lavish stores her force sublime

Thro' ev'ry pafling age his snach'd from time; Friend of my life ! by every tie endear'd, His, the historian's wreathe, the critic's art, By me lamented, as by me rever'd!

A rigid judgement but a feeling heart : Whene'er remembrance would the past renew, His, the warm purpose for the gen’ral weal, His image ningles with the pensive view; The Christian's meekness, and the Christian's Him through life's length’ning scene 1 mark Zeal; with pride,

And his, the moral worth to which is given My, earliest tcacher, and my latest guide.

Earth's purest homage, and the need of First in the house of prayer, his voice imprest heaven. Celestial precepts on my infant breast : “ The hope that rests above," my childhood * Miss W. took refuge in Switzerland taught,

during the reign of Robespierre. And listed first to God my dudile thought. And when the hear'n-born Muse's cherish'd

THE PILGRIM. + art Shed its fresh pleasures on my glowing heart, WANDER! nor pause within the haunt of Flash d o'er my soul one spark of purer light,

man, New worlds unfolding to my raptur'd fight. The brook and bramble yeila repast to thee, When first with timid hand I touch'd the lyre, Whose foul hath form'd her folitary plan, And felt the youthful poet's proud desire. To whom wild Nature yeilds her region His lib'ral comment fann'd the dawning flame,

free. His plaudit sooth'd me with a poet's name; Led by his counsels to the public shrine,

† From the Royal Captives, by Mrs Year. He bade the trembling hope to please be mine;

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BY HELENMARIA WILLIAMS.

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The rising fun is thine, the sultry noon, Why, like fine fellows, are we ever scheming ?

Grey footed morning, and the evening star; We short-liv'd mortals! Why so fond of cli-
The midnight shadow, when the filent moon,
Half horn'd, on ending space is seen afar. Warm'd by new suns ? 0, who that runs from

honie, can Thine virgin dew, reviving zephyr thine:

Run from himself too? Round thee the fragrance of the valley plays;

Care climbs radeauxt with four-and-twenty To thee, the thunder rolling o'er the line,

pounders, Affords but mimic horror and decays. Nor quits our light troops, or our Indian warm

riors; Thou, blest by heavenly patience, here ly'r Swifter than mouse-deer, or the fleeter eastdown

wind, On bed of new mown hay, or fern, or sod;

Pushing the clouds on. Thy temples seem to wear an azure crown, Thy dreams point upward to a smiling God. He, whose good humour can enjoy the present

Scoras to look forward ; with a smile of paGrant these fair visions vanish with the night,

cience What sensual banquet yeilds so pure a joy! Temp'ring the bitter. Bliss uninterrupted Thy heart beats humbly, full of fine delight,

None can inherit, Thy mcm'ry holds it, for it ne'er can cloy.

Death instantaneous hurried off Achilles ; Dear envy'd pilgrim! travel on, or know

Age far-extended wore away Tithonus: My deep affiliation-liberty be thine !

Who will live longer, thou or I, Montgom'ry. To old Jerusalem, or to Mecca go!

Dicky or Tommy? And lay thy off'ring at some holy shrine. Be it an apple, bracelet, ligh, or tear,

Thee ewenty mess-mates, full of noise and

laughter, No matter ; each a tribute of thy love ; Cheer with their fallies; thee the merry Angels will wait thy weary soul to cheer,

damsels And waft thy incense to the throne above. Please with their titt'ring ; while thdu site'st

adorn'd with The following Burlesque of Horace's “Otium di- !

Boots, fash, and gorget. voswas written at the Mohawk Castle, in the year 1761, by the elder Captain Morris, and Me to Fort Hendrick,'midst a favage nation, sent to bis friend Lieutenant Montgomery, af. Dull Connajohry, cruel fate has driven. terwards a General Officer in the American O, think on Morris, in a lonely chamber, service, and killed at tbe frege of Quebec.

Dabbling in Sapphic. EASE is the pray'r of him, who, in a whale

+ Floating-batteries used on Lake Chama boat,

plain. Crosling lake Champlain, by a storm's o'er

SONNET.
taken;

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTLAND
Not struck his blanket*, not a friendly island
Near to reccive him.

Taking ber leave of France.
Ease is the with too of the fly Canadian ;

GALLIA, farewell! thou pleasing, blest

abode! Ease the delight of bloody Caghnawagas; Ease, Richard, casc, not to be bought with My primrose path was once with flow'rets

Scenes of my youth, so gay, so fair, so dear! wampum,

strew'd; Nor paper money. Bright shone the ege now glit’ning with a Not colonel's pay, nor yet a dapper sergeant Orderly waiting with recover'd halberd, But though the tall ship waft my body o'er, Can chase the crowd of troubles, still surroundFrom this lov'd land though Mary's doom'd ing

to part ; Lac'd regimentals. Condemn'd to dwell on some bleak, barren

Thore, That Sub lives beit, who, with a fash in tatters, Yet you, and you alone, possess my heart, Worn by his grandfire at the the fight of Blen- Ah me! the less’ning shore recedes from fight, heim,

O then receive, receive my last adieu : To fear a stranger, and to wild ambition,

Beloved realms, regions of dear delight, Snores on a bear-skin. My flutt'ring spirit fondly clings to you, The soldier’s blanket; used by the army Still haunts those scenes of happiness and love

Borne on light pinions borrow'd of the dove,

"From Afoburnham's Elegiac Sonnets. Vol. LVIII.

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STATE PAPERS.

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London, - April 11.

ciation or discussion upon these subTHE following very important papers

jects.

(Signed) were communicated by Lord Grenville Berne, March 8. W. WICKHAM. to all the Foreign Ministers resident at Note transmitted to Mr Wickham by M. this Court. They are the contents of the dispatches received on Friday last,

Barthelemi. from Mr Wickham, his Majesty's Envoy

THE undersigned Ambassador of the to the Swiss Cantons; and appear to French Republic to the Helvetic Body, be the result of the measures which has transmitted to the Executive Direc. Mr Pitt some weeks fince announced tory the Note, which Mr Wickham, his to be in train, for ascertaining the real Britannic Majesty's Minister Plenipotendisposition of the French Directory, on tiary to the Swiss Cantons, was pleased the question of peace or war; which re- to convey to him, dated the 8th of sult is unhappily of such a nature, as March. He has it in command to anto leave no other alternative to his Ma swer it, by an exposition of the fentijesty and his Ministers, than that of con- ments and disposition of the Executive tinuing the war with unabated vigour,

Directory.

The Directory ardently defires to proNote transmitted to M. Barthelemi, by, cure for the French Republic a just, Mr Wickham.

honourable, and solid peace. The ftep THE undersigned, his Britannic Ma- taken by Mr Wickham would have afjesty's Minister Plenipotentiary to the forded to the Directory a real fatisfacSwiss Cantons, is authorised to convey tion, if the declaration itself, which that to Monf. Barthelemi, the desire of his Minister makes, of his not having any Court to be made acquainted, through order, any power to negociate, did not him, with the difpofitions of France in give room to doubt of the fincerity of regard to the object of a general pacifi- the pacific intentions of his Court. In cation. He therefore requests Monf. fact, if it was true that England begun Barthelemi to transmit to him in writing to know her real interests, that the (and after having made the neceffary wished to open again for herself the inquiries), his answer to the following sources of abundance and prosperity; questions:

if she sought for peace with good faith; 1. Is there the disposition in France to would the propose a Congress, of which open a negociation with his Majesty and the necessary result must be to render: his Allies for the re-establishment of a all negociations endless ? Or would she general peace, upon juft and suitable confine herself to the asking, in a vague terms, by sending, for that purpose, manner, that the French Government Ministers to a Congress, at such place should point out any other way, whatas may hereafter be agreed upon ? ever, for attaining the same object, that

2. Would there be the disposition to of a general pacification? communicate to the undersigned the ge Is it that this step has had no other neral grounds of a pacification, such as object, than to obtain for the British France would be willing to propose; Government the favourable impression in order that his Majesty and his Allies which always accompanies the first overmight thereupon examine in concert, tures for peace ? May it not have been whither they are such as might serve as accompanied with the hope that they the foundation of a negociation for would produce no 'effe&t? peace?

However that may be, the Executive 3. Or would there be a desire to pro- Directory, wbose policy has no other pose any other way whatever, for ar- guides than openness and good faith, riving at the same end, that of a general will follow, in its explanations, a conduct pacification ?

which shall be wholly conformable to The underligned is authorised to re- them. Yielding to the ardent desire by ceive from Mons. Bathelemi the answer to which it is animated to procure peace these questions, and to transmit it to his for the French Republic, and for all na. Court : But, he is not in any manner tions, it will not fear to declare itself authorifed to enter with him into nego- openly.--Charged by the Constitution with

the

the execution of the laws, it cannot make how far the tone and spirit of that anor listen to any proposal that would be con- fwer, the nature and extent of the detrary to them. The constitutional act does mands which it contains, and the mannot permit it to consent to any alienation of ner of announcing them, are remote that which, according to the existing laws, from any disposition for peace. constitutes the territory of the Republic. The inadmissible pretension is there a(Chargé par la Constitution de l'execu- vowed of appropriating to France all tion des loix, il ne peut faire ou enten- that the laws actually existing there may dre aucune propofition qui y ferait con- have comprised under the denomination traire. L'acte conftitutionel ne lui per- of French territory. Toa demand {uch met de consentir à aucune alienation de as this, is added an express declaration, ce, qui, d'après les loix existantes, con- that no proposal contrary to it will be ftitue le territoire de la Republique.] made, or even listened to ; and this, 'un

With respect to the countries occu- der the pretence of an internal regulapied by the French armies, and which tion, the provisions of which are wholly have not been united to France, they; foreign to all other nations. as well as other interefts, political and While these dispositions shall be percommercial, may become the subject of fifted in, nothing is left for the King but a negociation, which will present to the to prosecute a war equally just and neDirectory, the means of proving how ceffary. inuch it desires to attain speedily to a Whenever his enemies shall manifest happy pacification.

inore pacific sentiments, his Majesty will, The Directory is ready to receive, in at all times, be eager to concur in them, this refpect, any overtures that shall be by lending himfelf, in concert with his juft, reasonable, and compatible with Allies, to all such measures as shall be the dignity of the Republic.

best calculated to re-establish general Bafle, the 6th of Germinal, the 4th year tranquility, on conditions juít, honourof the French Republic (26th March). able, and permanent: Either by the (Signed) BARTHELEMI. establishment of a Congress, which has

been so often and so happily the means of NOTE.

restoring peace to Europe; or by a preThe Court of London has received liminary discussion of the principles which from its Minister in Switzerland, the may be proposed, on either fide, as a answer made to the questions which he foundation of a general pacification ; or, had been charged to address to Monfieur lastly, by an impartial examination of Barthelemi, in respect to the opening of any other way which may be pointed a negociation for the re-eftablishment out to him for arriving at the same salu. of general tranquillity.

tary end. This Court has seen, with regret, Downing-freet, April ro.

BRITISH PARLIAMENT,

GAME LAWS.

HOUSE OF COMMONS.

such a majority of the nation. He was

sure that those laws could not be agreeMarch 4. Mr Curwen, in consequence able to any gentleman in that House, of the notice previously given, rose to and fo very oppreffive were they, that make his motion refpe&ting the game laws. even a dog subjected them to the penalty. He was fully satisfied that the oppression He would submit to their confideration, of the game laws was only qualified by whether, under the present system of their impolicy, and that they did not game laws, they might not be liable to afford that protection to the object which punishment as poachers. So odious were they intended, viz. the game. He ad- the pretent game laws, that the common duced the opinion of Justice Blackstone, people made it a point to extirpate who held them as inconsistent with the game at all hazards; and by these, as spirit of the conftitution. By the mi. much property was neceffary to qualify feries of a neighbouring country we ought a man to kill a partridge as to vote for to gain experience, and endeavour to his represenlative in parliament. He correct laws tha bore oppressively on would with in some measure to revive

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