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And then, in just discourse, by Nature cheapness of the country, it is more than taught,

fixpence in England. Almost unconscious of thy finer taste, The distribution of landed property Have unassuming pointed them to me. into small farms, produces a degree of

We hope the foregoing extracts will equality which I have seldom seen elleinduce our readers to peruse the whole where; and the rich being all merchants, of this pleasing little work.

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fortune amonglt their children, the buys Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. By always receiving twice as much as the Mary Wollstonecraft. 8vo. 4s, boards. girls, property has not a chance of acJohnson.

cumulating till overgrown wealth destroys

the balance of liberty: WE shall present our readers with the

You will be surprised to hear me talk author's account of the present state of of liberty: yet the Norwegians appear Norway.

to me to be the most free community I “ THOUGH the King of Denmark be have ever observed. an absolute monarch, yet the

Norwegians The mayor of cach town or diftrict, appear to enjoy all the bleslings of free- and the judges in the country, exercise dom. Norway may be termed a fifter an authority almost patriarchal. They kingdom ; but the people have no vice- can do much good, but little harm, as roy to lord it over them, and fatten his every individual can appeal from their dependants with the fruit of their labour. judgment: and as they may always be

There are only two counts in the forced to give a reason for their conduct, whole country, who have eftates, and it is generally regulated by prudence, exact some feudal observances from their“ They have not time to learn to be tytenantry. All the rest of the country is rants,” said a gentleman to me, with divided into small farms, which belong whom I discussed the subject. to the cultivator. It is true, some few, The farmers not fearing to be turned appertaining to the church, are let; but out of their farms, should they displease always on a lease for life, generally re- a man in power, and having no vote to newed in favour of the eldest son, who be commanded at an election for a mock has this advantage, as well as right to a representative, are a manly race ; for double portion of the property. But the not being obliged to submit to any devalue of the farm is estimated; and after baling tenure, in order to live, or adhis portion is assigned to him, he, muft vance themselves in the world, they act be answerable for the refidue to the re- with an independent spirit. I never yet maining part of the family.

have heard of any thing like domineerEvery farmer, for ten years, is obliged ing, or oppression, excepting such as has to attend annually about twelve days, arisen from natural causes. The freedom to learn the military exercise; but it is the people enjoy may, perhaps, render always at a small distance from his dwelthem a little litigious, and subject them ling, and does not lead him into any new to the impofitions of cunning practitionhabits of life.

ers of the law; but the authority of ofThere are about six thousand regulars fice is bounded, and the emoluments of also, garrisoned at Christiana and Frede- it do not destroy its utility. ricíhall, which are equally reserved, with Last year a man, who had abuied his the militia, for the defence of their own power, was cashiered, on the represencountry. So that when the Prince Royal tation of the people to the bailiff of the paffed into Sweden, in 1788, he was district. obliged to request, not command, them There are four in Norway, who to accompany him on this expedition. might with propriety be termed Aeriffs ;

These corps are mostly composed of and, from their sentence, an appeal, by the fons of the cottagers, who being la- either party, may be made to Copenhabourers on the farms, are allowed a few gen. acres to cultivate for themselves. These Near most of the towns are commoting men voluntarily enlist; but it is only for on which the cows of all the inhabitants a limited period (six years), at the expi- indiscriminately, are allowed to graze. ration of which they have the liberty of The poor, to whom a cow is necessary, retiring.' The pay is only two-pence a are almost supported by it. Besides, to day, and bread; ftill, confidering the render living niore ealý, they all go out

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the Cultivation of the Waste Lands; and that serve to render the winter comfort. far rendering the Produce equal to the inable.

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“ The great object, (he obferves) which can gather, the inhabitants of Denmark the author appears to have had in contemand Norway are the least oppreffed peo

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Too long our Slave the Damsel's smiles Written by Sir RICHARD HILL, Bart, at hath seen :

Hawkstone, bis elegant seat in Shorpshire, To-morrow shall he ken her alterà mien !” when 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 glorics, 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 said. 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 fcenes,

When twang'd

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 fip the streams below;

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

Or did he strick my couch with wizard From whom all blessings flow?

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 grow, por mor'd Just as before yon noontide fun,

from his sweet Trance ! The brightest stars are small,

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

vine; Till grace has crown’d them all.

Bright shone her cye, yet tender was its

bean :
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 lilied bank dost love

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

Sleep did 'bide, For, O! I wish my Sara's frowns to flee, 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! Last night as 1 my weary head did pillow With thoughts of my diffever'd Fair engoss’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 fparks. Rejected blumber! hither wing thy way; Io 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 sofa and chair, But Love, who heard the silence 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

FROM THE GERMAN OF BURGER.

and cats,

A TALE

his nap,

Queen Juno, who fears from rough play a

THE MAGPYE.
milhap,
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 screeming or screeching near fails. 'The Linnet, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Thrush,

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

I sing the mimic Magpye's fame, That coo, woo, and wed on her wrist;

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

In Fleet-street dwelt in days of yore often is fondler 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 passionately fond of play, Professes to keep her old owl,

No founds to him fuch sweets afford
The crannies and chinks of Olympus to rife; As dice-box rattling o’es the board;

For rats, mice, and vermin, to prowl, Bewitching buzard 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 basket-prison hung on high,
To gallop them bounding on heaven's high With dapp!ed coat and watchful eye,
road,

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

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

Lord! bow he nicks us, Town Moore cries, One spring to out whistle a blackbird,

Lord I how be nicks us, Mag replies; 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 astonish'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 harc As doubtful whence proceeds the found. With self-satisfaction unrivali'd.

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

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 tio

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

Exclaimis 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 steady, fo guarded, and flow, He bears no ill-will in his mind;

By this display of mimic powers. 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 behind.

In filence mourns its cruel fatc, So fully content with himself and his lord, 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 resolves immediately
He knows of himfelf 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 blefs'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 grass 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 ner he does prepare, Good father do make me thy heir !

And lightly spreads the wily Inare; VOL. LVIII,

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