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“ Too long our Slave the Damsel's smiles Written by Sir Richard Hill, Bart. at hath seen :

Hawk«ftone, bis elegant seat in Shorphire, To-morrow shall he ken her alter'd mien !” wben contemplating the scenes around him, in He fpake, and ambush'd lay, till on my bed bis own park.

The Morning shot her dewy glances keen, WHILE all thy glories, O my God!

When as I 'gan to lift my drowsy head Thro the creation shine;

“ Now Bard! I'll work thee woc !” the While rocks, and hills, and fertile vales,

laughing Elfin faid. Proclaim the hand divine;

Sleep, softly-breathing God.! his downy Oh! may I 'view, with humble heart,

Wing. The wonders of thy pow'r,

Was flutt'ring now, as quickly to depart; Display'd alikerin wilder fcencs,

When twang'd an arrow from Love's As in each blade and flow'r?

Mystic string, But while I taste thy blessings, Lord !

With pathless wound it pierc'd him to the

heart. And sip the streams below;

Was there come Magic in the Elfin's dart? Oh! may my foul be led to thee, From whom all blessings flow?

,Or did he strick my couch with wizard

lance? And if such footsteps of thy love,

For strait fo fair a Form did upward start 'Thro' this lost world we trace ;

(No fairer deck'd the Bowers of old RoHow far transcendent are thy works

mance) Throughout the world of grace

That Acep enamour'd grew,

nor mor'a Just as before yon noontide sun,

from his sweet Trance ! The brightest stars are small,

My Sara came, with gentle{t Look diSo earthly comforts are but snares,

vine; Till grace has crown'd them all,

Bright fhone her eye, yet tender was its

. beam :
AN. EFFUSION.

I felt the pressure of her Lip to mine!
In the Manner of Spencer*.

Whisp'ring we went, and Love was all O Peace, that on a lied bank dort love

our theme.
To reft thine head beneath an Olive Tree, Love pure and spotless, as at first, I deem,
I would, that from the pinions of thy Dove He fprang from Heaven! Such joys with
One quill withouten pain yoluck'd might be!

Sleep did 'bide,
For, O! I wish my Sara's frowns to fee, That I the living Image of my

Dream And fain to her some foothing song would Fondly forgut. Too late I woke, and write,

figh'd Left fhe resent my rude discourtesy,

« Oh? how shall I behold my Love at evenWho vow'd to meet her ere the morning tide!”

light, But broke my plighted word-ah!' false and THE MENAGERIE OF THE GODS. recreant Wight!

FROM THE GERMAN OF BURGER. Lait night as I my weary head did pillow With thoughts of my diffever'd Fair engofs'd, OUR lap-dogs and monkeys, our squirrels Chill Fancy droop'd wreathing herself with willow,

Our parrots, canaries, and larks, As tho' my breast entomb'd a pining ghost,

Have furnish'd amusement to many old « From some blest couch, young Rapture's

'maids, bridal boast,

And once in a while to young sparks. Rejected Slumber! hither wing thy way ; In heaven, where time passes heavily too But leave me with the matin hour, at most! When the gods have no subject to talk on, Like Snow-drop.opening to the solar ray, Jove calls for an eagle, he keeps in a mew, My sad heart will expand, when I the Maid As an old English baron his falcon. survey.

He lets it jump up of his fofa and chair, But Love, who heard the filence of my And dip its crookt beak in his cup; thought,

And laughs when it pinches young Gaimed's Contriv'd a too successful wile, I ween:

ear, And whisper'd to himself, wich malice Or cats bis ambrosia up,

fraught* From Poems by S. T. Coleridge.

Qyeen

and cats,

A TALE,

his nap,

Queen Juno, who fears from rough play a

THE MAGPYH.
mishap,
Keeps peacocks with rainbowy tails;
And when she's dispos’d to grudge Saturn LET others, with poetic fire,

In raptures praise the tuneful choir,
Their screening or screeching near fails. The Linnet, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Thrush,

And every warbler of the bush; Fair Venus most willingly coaxes the doves,

1 sing the mimic Magpye’s fame, That coo, woo, and wed on her wrift;

In wicker cage well fed and tame, The sparrow, her chambermaid Aglae loves,

In Fleet-street dwelt in days of yore As often is fondled and kist.

A jolly tradesman nam'd Tom Moore, Minerva, too proud to seem pleas'd with a Gen'rous and open as the day, trifle,

But pallionately fond of play, Professes to keep her old owl,

No sounds to him fuch fweets afford
The crannies and chinks of Olympus to rife; As dice-box rattling o'er the board ;

For rats, mice, and vermin, to prowl, Bewitching hasard is the game
Apollo above stairs, a first-rate young blood, For which he forfeits health and fame.

Has a stud of four galloway ponies ; In baseet-prison hung on high,
To gallop them bounding on heaven's high With dapp!ed coat and watchful eye,
road,

A fav’rite Magpye fees the play, A principal part of his fun is.

And mimics every word they says, 'Tis fabled or known he instructed a swan,

Lord! how he nicks us, Tom Moore cries,

Lord I bow be nicks us, Mag replies;
One spring to out whistic a blackbird,
Which fings the Caftalian-streamlet upon,

Tom throws, and eyes the glitt'ring store,

And as he throws exclaims Tom Moore! Like any Napolitan lack-beard.

Tom Moore the mimic bird replies; Lyceus in India purchas'd a pair

The astonith'd gameters lift their eyes, Of tygers, delightfully pyball'd,

And wond'ring Itare and look around, And drives them about at the speed of a hare As doubtful whence proceeds the found. With self-satisfaction unrivalld.

This dissipative life of course At Pluto's black gate, in a kennel at rest, Soon brought poor Tom from bad to worse ; A mastiff fo grım has his station,

Nor prayers nor promises prevail That fearful of reaching the fields of the east, To keep him from a dreary jail. Some ghosts have made choice of damna- And now between each heart-felt figh tion.

Tom oft exclair Bad Company ! But ’mong all the animals, little and great, Poor Mag, who shares his maiter's fate, That are foster'd and pamper'd above,

Exclainis from out his wicker grate The ass old Silenus selects for his mate “ Bad company! Bad company !” Is that which most fondly I love.

Then views poor Tom with curious eye,

And cheers his master's wretched hours So quiet, so Iteady, fo guarded, and flow,

By this display of mimic powers.
He bears no ill-will in his mind;
And nothing indecent, as far as I know,

Th' imprisoned bird, tho' much caress'd,

Is ftill by anxious cares oppress’d, Escapes him before or bebind.

In silence mourns its cruel fatc,
So fully content with himself and his ford, And oft explores his prison grate.

He is us'd with good humour to take Obferve, thro' life you'll always find
Whatever the whims of the moment afford, A fellow feeling makes us kind.
Be it drubbing, or raisins and cake.

So Tom refolves immediately
He knows of himself every step of the way, To give poor Mag his liberty;

Both down to the cellar and back; Then opes his cage, and with a figh A qualification, I venture to say,

Takes one fond look and lets him fly. No butler of mine is to lack.

Now Mag, once more with freedom blefi'd, So large is his rump, so piano his pace,

Looks, round to find a place of rest; "Tis needless the rider to gird on;

To Temple Gardens wings his way, Tho' fuddled the god, tho' uneven the ways, There perches on a neighbouring fpray. He never gets rid of his buri'-n.

The Gard'ner now with busy cares An ass such as this all my wishes would fill; Yet, spite of all his toil and pain,

A curious feed for grafs prepares, O grant me, Silenus, one pray’r,

The hungry birds devour the grain, When thou art a-dying and planning thy will

A curious net he does prepare,
Good father do make me thy heir !

And lightly spreads the wily (nare;
VOL. LVIII,

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The feather'd plunderers come in view, With caution, and at length does spy
And Mag soon joins the thieviss crew. The Magpye perch'd' on nail so high!
The watchful Gard'ner now stands by, The wond'ring clown from what he heard,
With nimble hand and wary eye;

Believe's him something more than bird, 'The birds begin their stolen repast,

With fear impress'd does now retreat 'The flying net secures them faft.

Towards the door with trembling feet ; The vengeful clown, now filled with ire, Then says~" Thy name I do implore?" Does to a neighbonring shade retire, The ready bird replies" Tom Moore." And, having first secur'd the doors

“ O Lord!" the frighten'd clown replies, And windows, next the net explores.

With hair ered and staring eyes; Now, in revenge for pluuder'd seed, Half opening then the hovel door, Each felon he resolves shall bleed,

He asks the bird one quefiiop more: Then twists their little necks around, “ What brought you here?"-With quicks And casts them breathless on the ground.

reply Mag, who with man was us'd to herd, Sly Mag rejoins" Bad

company." Knew something more than common bird ; Out jumps the Gard'ner in a fright, He therefore watch'd with anxious care, And runs away with all his might; And lipt himself from out the snare, And as he runs, impress’d with dread, Then, perch'd on nail remote from ground, Exclaims, “ The Devil's in the foed !Observes how deaths are dealt around.

The wondrous tale a Bencher hears, Lord! how be nicks us, Maggy cries : And soothes the man, and quells his fears, The astonish'd Gard'ner lifts his eyes, Gets Mag secured in wicker cage With fault'ring voice and panting breath Once more to spend his little rage : Exclaims, “Who's there?"-All still as death. In Temple Hall now hung on high, His murd'rous work he does resume, Mag oft exclaims" Bad company !" And casts his eye around the room

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GAZETTE INTELLIGENCE. Moreau on the roth, in the position of (As the accounts publifhed in the the Murg, at Raftadt, Kupenheim, and Gazettes regarding the important ope- Gertzbach ; and, on the gth, whilft the rations of the armies in Germany and preparatory movements were executing, in Italy, are the only information that in order to bring the troops forward to can be depended on, we shall give these the different points from whence they in a connected series, from p. 571.] were to advance the next morning, the ON THE RHINE.

enemy forced back the Archduke's adDowning-Street, July 30. vanced posts with a part of their army, The letter, of which the following is an whilft their principal force attacked Ge

extract, was received from Lieut. Col. neral Keim. His Royal Highneis imme. Craufurd, dated head-quarters of his diately supported his advanced posts, Royal Highness the Archduke Charles and was victorious on his right, and aof Austria, Eifingen, near Pfortz- long his whole front; but General heim, July 11.

Keiin, after having made a moft obti. I have the honour to inform your nate resistance, was obliged to yield to Lordship, that on the 7th and 8th inft. the superiority of numbers, and he rethe Archduke remained in the poffeßlion tired to Pfortzheim. The Saxons, who of Ettlingen, in order to give time for were in march to cover that General's the arrival at Pfortzheim of the Saxons, left fank, did the same; and, as this who were advancing from Graben to re- unfortunate circumstance gave theenemy inforce his Royal Highness's army; and possession of all the passes in the mounthe corps that had been detached into tains, on the Archduke's left, bis Royal the mountains, under the command of Highness found himself under the necefGeneral Keim, to cover the left, was fity of marching with his main army to ordered to take its principal position at Pfortzhiem, on the roth, where he is Frawen Alb.

now encamped. The Saxons reached Pfortzheim in the The Austrians loft on this occafion anight of the 7th. On the 8th, the dif- bout 1600 men and four pieces of canpolition was made to attack General non. Thc loss of the French cannot be

exactly

exactly ascertained, but it must have right flank, as he had not troops enough been very considerable.

to occupy it in sufficient force. The Prince of Conde's corps, which However, his Highness determined to has behaved with great bravery, was at wait till the last moment for the arrival Villingen on the 8th, the date of the last of Gen. Devay, who was marching to accounts that were received from it. The his support with another division of the Austrian General Frolich ftill remained troops that formed the advanced posts in the Brisgaw.

of the army. In the mean time sthe eThe enemy has passed the Lahn, and nemy gained so much ground, that even the army, which was left for the defence their musquetry fire along the front and of that part of the country, has retired on the right fank crossed in the Prince of to the position of Bergen, having thrown Lichtenstein's ranks, and it was with the proper garrisons into Mayence and Eh- greatest difficulty he could keep them renbreitttein,

from falling upon his rear. At this criA dispatch, of which the following is a tical moment Gen. Devay appeared, and

copy, has been received from Colonel defeated that part of the enemy's troops Craufurd, dated head-quarters of his who were in poffession of the heights on Royal Highness the Archduke Charles the Prince of Lichtenstein's right. This of Austria, Felbach, near Stutgard, gave his Highness an opportunity of atJuly 19. 1796.

tacking in front, which hel with a My Lord, I have the honour to in- degree of succets that fully rewarded the form your Lordship, that the Archduke, exemplary firmness displayed by himself upon receiving intelligence that the ene- and his small corps during the whole my were marching towards Stutgard, affair; and Gen. Baillet having mainwith a view to cut off his Royal High- tained his ground on the left, notwithness's direct communication with Gen. ftanding the repeated efforts made to Frolich and the Prince of Conde, moved dislodge him, the action terminated, from his camp near Pforthzeim on the towards nine o'clock at night, in favour 14th instant, to Vahingen, upon the ri. of the Austrians. ver Entz, where he remained the 15th Their loss amounted to about goo and 16th. On the 17th, as the enemy men ; that of the enemy was certainly continued their march towards Stutgard, much greater. his Royal Highness moved to Schweber- On the 19th, his Royal Highnes tingen, and on the 18th to Ludwigsberg, crossed the Neckar, and encamped at having detached two small corps to oc- Felbach, for the purpose of covering çupy the bridges over the Necker at more effectually his communication with Canstadt, Unter Turnhen, and Ellingen, Ulm. in order to cover his left flank, and fe. The contingent troops of the circle of cure the great road from Stutgard to Suabia having quitted the position of Ulm, by which lies his communication Syltz, on the Necker, and retired bewith his principal magazines.

hind Keckingen, the Prince of Conde In the afternoon of the 18th, the e- and General Frolich, who had united nemy arrived at Stutgard, and attempt. at Villingen, and were still there on the ed to disodge the Auftrian advanced 17th, will by this time have been obliged posts, which were placed in such a man- most probably to fall back. ner as to command the roads leading General Wartensleben withdrew the from that city to Ludwigsberg and Can- garrison of Frankfort on the 14th inft. Itadt.

as that place is not capable of defence; The attack commenced about four and he arranged with General Jourdan o'clock, and was directed with much a partial armistice for two days, to give violence against two distinct corps; that time for carrying off what still remained on the left, pofted near Canstadt, under there belonging to the Austrians. On the command of Gen. Baillet, and that the 16th, finding that the enemy were on the right, between Canstadt and detaching round his right, through the Feyerbach, under the Prince John of Bishopric of Fulda, his Excellency conLichtenstein. On the heights of Can- tinued his retreat towards Wurtzburgh, ftadt the enemy were repulsed three in the neighbourhood of which place he times but they succeeded in making was with his whole force when the fait themielves masters of the commanding accounts came from him ; so that ground on the Prince of Lichtenstein's Wurtzburgh upon the Maine, Canftadt,

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