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The muddy Nile his mighty prowess saw; O Thou who the days of all mankind hast And Afric's sable sons were kept in awe:

measur d, Round It’ly's shores the conquering flag A fate with my Jamie I'll chearfully hahe heav'd;

zard. And Western India his name reliev'd: Then drive me distracted to roam in the It made the shores of France and Holland desert,

Or bear me to him that our joys may The French to tumble, and the Dutch to

quake : He cow'd the haughty pride of silly Spain, Else, even in death, my fond arms shall enAnd pour'd destruction on the frighted

close him, Dane

And my dust mix with his as we moulAfter a life of glorious dangers past,

der away : In Vict'ry's arms, resign’d, he breath'd

For here with my hands will I dig to his his last.

bosom, But evermore shall shine his honour'd Where closely I'll cling till the dawn of With gilded splendour in the rolls of fame :

When the moon and the stars with a sob That name with artless pen we here in

shall expire,

And the sun burst away like a dragon of sert. Tis NELSON! dear to ev'ry British heart.

d Shepherd

Then higher and higher we'll jointly as

pire MARY's LAMENT.

To pleasure that never shall end nor

decay. Air.- Banks of the Dee.

Ettrick.

A Shepherd. HOW swift flew the time, when I stray'd with my Jamie,

By a Young Lady, whose affections were On flower-fringed valliés by Yarrow's fair

pre engaged, on being forced into Marstream

riage. but all I held precious is now taken from

me, Sure every excess of delight is a dream. O'ye whose souls of lofty mould are Of fate I had never complain'd as un form’d, kindly,

Whose tender breast by feeling's fire are Had it to a bed or a prison confin'd me; warm'd! Reproach, shame, and ruin, before and be Come-o’er these lines let pity's tribute hind me,

flow, Had Jamie been by me in every extreme. And drop the te:r of sympathetic woe

What tho' in me there glows no poet's But there, where my heart I had treasur'd

fire, for ever, Where all my affections on earth were be

To paint the pangs of duty to a sire,

Yet shall these artless lines my feelings stowed, With one fatal stroke to destroy and to

speak, Eise my poor heart, e'er it in sorrow

break. Two bosoms with purest affection that

Call Heaven to witness how I firmly glow'd. Now mute is the tongue, such delight that

To keep the bands of early plighted love; could render, And cold is the heart, that was constant

But strove in vain, for, ah! relentless pow'r, and tender,

With tyrant sway nas fix'd that hated Those red rosy cheeks to the worm must

hour,

When I a victim to the altar hie, surrender,

the murmur't While deep in the clay his fair body is Spite of the streaming tear,

sigh, stow'd.

Forc'd

to declare, but in a perjur'd vow, Hence, comfort and pleasure, I cannot en

How to a husband's will i'll ever bow, dure ye :

Break

my first love, and fainting with a. Here on this new grave will I bid you a

larms, dieu :

Look round, and sink into a dotard's arms. My reason is bleeding; and here will I", Oh, God of nature, thou who reign'st a

ve, bury That 'mirror where clearly my mis’ry Where, where was pity, where a parent's ! view:

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Could not my tender years, my shriekings And gay-eyed Health now withers in the wild,

dust Call forth compassion for a wretched Too soon, alas! I heard of late the voice, child!

Of harmiess mirth, of innocence, of joy.
Erase Ambition from its Alinty bed, That mind, so pure, ingenuous and sin-
And place the angel Pity in its stead?

Ctre,
And thou, my mother, gentle as the gale, With cruth which needs no ornament, it.
That sighs at twilight down the blos self;
som'd vale,-

Most lovely, and those merits which 2.
Sure thy mild looks, thy supplicating tone,

dorn Must wake soft pity in a breast of stone. The scene of youth, now sink into the But ah! thy tears were nought, thy sighs

grave, were v in,

And sorrow shuts the scene. The sun - beam cannot calm the angry So falls by wintry blasts the short . lived main.

hope, And thou, O wretch, whom no fine feel. The future honour of the parent stem. ing warms,

Such fate the tender gerni, the rising bud, How could'st thou meanly force me to The witness of surrounding worth has thy arms ?

met. How could'st thou make me break my ear Not all th' expanding beauties can avert ly vows,

The dictates of the fated hour, nor yet Dissolve my promise to my destin'd spouse? Can destiny admit a piea, hence then Make me a stranger to repose and rest, Derive a lesson, man, proud man, the sport And shoot the stings of sorrow thro' my The insect of an hour, with all thy heart breast !

In early youth remember well thy God. But tho' ungenial ties have made me And ye who mourn in anguish, ye whe thine,

feel My soul its early love will ne'er resign, Afiction sore, whene'er the mind reverts, For ah ! dear youth, tho' far from thee I To scenes where Henry once could find

delight, My heart thy worth, shall never cease to Exceed the fervor of that youth who'saw know;

His merits, and his friendly name reveres; And tho' consign'd unto another's care, Who sympathising, humbly dares to urge My soul's affections thou shalt ever share, The voice of consolation, well reflect And when the panting tenant of this That Providence is just, though dark its breast,

ways, Shall sleep within the silent grave at He who with many a tear you now deo rest,

plore Yet'e'er its motion shall for ever cease, Rests in that height to which our birth E'er it shall hail the bourne of wish'd-for but leads, peace,

And rests in peace, for him an early One sigh to thy remembrance shall be doom giv'n,

Was fix'd, no rising manhood brought to Clos'd the dim eye, and breath'd a pray'r him to heav'n.

Its many mingled cares, unconscious yet

Opbelia. Of mis'ries which mark life's checquer'd
ELEGY.

But hark! the voice of universal praise

From all who knew his worth resounds “ The Lord hath given, and the Lord hath

farewell !
taken away ; blessed be the name of And breathing fervent blessings on his
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soul,
Consign it to the bosom of his God.

But stop, my breast, for Nature claims &
AND where is now the parent's fondest
hope?

tear, The well known youth, their joy for ever

Now sorrow's dread solemnity revere ;
fled!
Friends ! what can fill this blank?..

T. A.
Lo, pale and silent lies the lovely clay,
Life's fairest sunshine sets, to rise no more, University of Edinburgh 1805.

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WAR ON THE CONTINENT,

defeated, with the loss of 1600 men and

two pieces of cannon. AVING given an account of the too Next day (the 30th) the Austrians

successful progress of the French ar. were attacked the whole length of their my in Germany, we come now to a de. line near Caldiero, when a very severe tail of the military operations in Italy, engag-ment took place. The Austrian where we are sorry to find that fortune reserve of 24 battalions of grenadiers, has not more befriended the arms of the and several other regiments, were orAustrian Emperor.

dered forward by Prince Charles, with During last summer a very consider- 30 pieces of cannon, and fought with able army had been collected in the great bravery, but were at length forVenetian territory, which in the begin- ced to retreat, with the loss of 3500 ning of October amounted to 70,000 prisoners, and as many killed and or 80,000 men, when the Archduke wounded. So say the French accounts, Charies arrived from Vienna, and took who state their own loss to be very inthe command. He had under him se- significant, though it is said it fell little veral experienced Generals. On the short of that of the Austrians. other hand, the French furces had been A part of the right wing of the Ausassembling in Italy during the same trian army consisting of about 5000 period, and we understand out-number- men, and commanded by Gen. Hillined the Austrian-These were under ger, was separated from the main body, the command of Marshal Massena, in consequence of the retreat, and - who was assisted by several officers was summoned next day to surrender who had distinguished themselves in the by an aid de-camp of Massena's. This former war, Gardanne, Duhesme, Mo- the Austrian General, not seeing any litor, Lacombe St Michel, Verdier, French troops, at first refused; but Monnet, Partonneau, d'Espagne, and St finding himself unable to effect a juncCyr, who joined Massena with 22,000 tion with the main army, and being men from Naples, about the ist of No. surrounded by the advanced guard of vember.

the enemy, capitulated on the 2d Nov. It appears that the Commanders of on conditions--the officers to retire to the respective armies had agreed to a Vienna, not to serve during the war till kind of truce, by which neither party exchanged, and the soldiers to become should commence hostilities, until after prisoners of war. the expiration of a certain time. This The Austrian accounts of the battle also appears to have been the 17th of Caldiero state the result as more faOctober, at midnight. For at four vourable on their side;--that the Archo'clock in the morning of the 18th, the duke took 2000 prisoners, with the French general put his army in motion, standard of the 5th regt. and that the attacked the bridge of the old castle of French lost at least 5000 men in the Verona, and passed the Adige, not with engagement. But with all the talents standing a vigorous resistance on the of the Archduke, and the firm courage part of the Austrians, who continued of his army, it appears he was unable to the action with great obstinacy till six oppose with any chance of ultimate in the evening. The Austrians (accord success, the superior numbers of the ing to Massena's account) lost 1200 French under Massena. On the 14th killed, and a great number wounded, of Nov. he commenced his retreat from besides 1400 prisoners, seven pieces of Vicenza, and with so much skill and cannon, and 18 waggons. The French courage was it conducted, that he finallost but few men, and had 300 wounded. "ly effected his arrival in Hungary about

On the morning of the 29th October, the 26th, without suffering any attack the French advanced against the Aus on his rear from the French. trian divisions posted at Veronette and The Venetian territory being trus St Michael, when the latter were again left entirely at the mercy of the French Jan. 1806.

General,

General, we are told that he levied a where they were welcomed by the inhacontribution of half a million of forins bitants with every mark of kindness.on Verona, and a whole million on This army was commanded by Gen. Padua. It has not yet been said whe. Don. with Gens. Fineh and Paget un. ther Massena entered Venice or not. der him.

We come now to take a view of af. Immediately on his arrival, Gen. fairs in the north of Germany, a quar. Don published the following Proclamater, which, looking to the conduct to tion, addressed to the inhabitants of the be pursued by the King of Prussia, had Electorate of Hanover :become not a little interesting. We "I George Don, Lieutenant General formerly stated the evacuation of Ha- in the service of his Majesty of the U. mover by the French General Berna nited Kingdoms of Great Britain and dotte, in the end of September, leaving Ireland, Commander in Chief of a corps a garrison in Hameln of 8000 men, un of British troops upon the Continent, der Gen. Barbou. And it would ap. hold it my first duty, upon my arrival pear that the allied powers, Britain, in his Majesty's German States, to make Russia, Austria, and Sweden, had receiv known and hereby declare to the inha. ed some kind of assurance, that the Court bitants of the Electorate of Hanover, of Berlin was, if not to join them in that the principal object of the troops I actual hostility against France, at least have the honour to command, is to efdetermined to preserve the neutrality of fect the evacuation of his Majesty's that quarter of the continent more es German States, and to undertake the pecially under his protection, and to defence of the same against the enemy. oppose by force the return of a milita. “ The well known discipline of the ry power which should disturb its tran- troops under my command, is to me the quillity. Accordingly, in the course of best assurance of their good conduct tothe month of September, a body of a wards the subjects of their lawful Sobout 25,000 Russians were shipped on vereign-but, contrary to my expectaboard of English transports (hired for tion, should any well grounded com.. that purpose) at Cronstadt, and were plaint be brought before me, I shall inlanded at Stralsund in Swedish Pomera- vestigate its merits with impartiality, and nia, under Gen. Tolstoy. In the same remedy the same accordingly without month a corps of 18000 Swedes like delay.. wise arrived at the same port, and on “ His Britannic Majesty, my gracious the ad of Nov. the King of Sweden Sovereign, is convinced, that his beloved himself arrived at Stralsund in a yacht German subjects will receive his troops from Ystadt in Sweden, accompanied in the most friendly manner_1, thereby Mr Pierrepont the English Ambas- fore in his Majesty's name, and by his sador at Stockholm, Baron Armfeldt, express command, invite all persons, his confidential minister, and a nume whose circumstances will permit, to rous suite. These troops were quarter enter into the military service, particued throughout Mecklenburgh.

larly those who have previously belongAs Britain had no doubt agreed to ed to the Hanoverian army. "I invite support her allies in this part of the them, without delay, to join the British Continent as far as she was able, a con standard, where I shall ensure to them siderable force was accordingly embark- every privilege attached to his Majesty's ed at Ramsgate, consisting of the Ger- German Legion. With our forces thus man Hanoverian legion, (near 8000,) united, we shall then oppose a check to the brigade of Coldstream guards, the the unlawful demands of the enemy; 4th, 14th and 23d regiments of foot, and we may thus the more confidently with another regiment of riflemen (the reckon upon the good consequences of 95th), and a strong detachment of arti our efforts, being armed with our cause, lery, (in ail about 13,000 men); and ha. in behalf of our King and country. ving sailed on the 4th Nov, from the “Given ai Stadt, Nov. 20. 1805. Downs, with a fair wind, under convoy of the Leupard man of war and some small

(Signed) GEORGE Don, Lieut-Gen. vessels, they reached the Weser on the On the 2d of Dec. Count Munster, soth, and landed at Bremen in safety, the Hanoverian minister at London, who

had

had come over with Gen. Don, arrived charges, will undertake a more minute at Hanover, and immediately published investigation of the necessities of the the following Declaration :

country, and will adopt such measures “We George IH. by the Grace of God, as may be necessary for their alleviation. &c.

And we hereby command all and every “ Our warmest wishes for the libera

person, with this view, to afford him all tion of our beloved German estates have possible aid and assistance. at length succeeded ; the enemy, in con

“Given at our palace of St James's, sequence of the efforts of our high allies,

on the 4th of November 1805, and having been compelled to evacuate them. We had indulged a hope, that this would

in the 46th year of our reign. have been effected some time since, by

“GEORGE Rex," our own troops; but the execution of His Swedish Majesty also issued a Dethe same has been retarded by contrary claration on his arrival on the Continent, winds. In the interim, the King of which is a very temperate and dignified Prussia, while the Russian troops re. exposition of his motives for making a quired by his Majesty were advancing, common cause with the other powers took possession of the city of Hanover, against French ambition. when evacuated by our enemies, under • We Gustavus Adolphus, by the the most friendly assurance.

Grace of God, King of Sweden, the “ It is one of the first objects since Goths and Vandals, Heir of Denmark the restoration of the ancient adminis. and Norway, &c. declare, That, when tration of affairs, thus publicly to make we entered upon the government of known to the country, our joy upon our kingdom, the unfortunate French this happy change ; and to testify to Revolution had prevailed for years, our faithful subjects, that the repeated while the most sanguinary scenes there proofs of their unshaken fidelity and at- perpetrated, had spread discord, insurtachment, during the oppression they rection, and war, over the greatest part suffered from the enemy, have not been of Europe. During the nine succeeding unnoticed by us, but have been observ- years, the French Revolution never ed and acknowledged with increased af- ceased to threaten an interruption of the fection and good will. Our next object general tranquillity, and to excite the will now be directed to the healing of attention of every country. Trusting the wounds inflicted by the enemy in in the fidelity of the Swedish nation, every possible way; and, as far as in and favoured by its distance from France, our power lies, to cause the calamities we witnessed, without alarm, the furia of the past to be forgotten in the pros ous zeal of the factions, and their ty. pect of the future. But we confidently ranny over a dlvided state, persuading expect from our faithful subjects, that ourselves, that the experience of these each of them will co-operate with us to great calamities, produced by dissension the extent of his abilities, vever losing and oligarchy, might at length be the sight of the reflection, that this country means of restoring order, and an equihas been by the enemy most unjustly table government, for the security of involved in the war and which - still the French people, and other states, calls for our strongest efforts, to ensure This pleasing hope was not fulfilled. those happy consequences which must The government was indeed frequently be the result of our perseverance. changed ; but the fundamental princi.

“We are, therefore, convinced, that ples, so dangerous to all Europe, still the country will be gratified in receiv- remained unaltered. They were not ing the information, that it is our inten-' only retained under the Consular gotion to entrust the direction of the ad- vernment, but in proportion as power ministration of the military affairs of came into the hands of the First Conthis country to the Duke of Cambridge, sut, his ideas of law and justice were as soon as he can conveniently arrive. diminished : every thing was now saThis notice, is, therefore, previously crificed to that ambition, which usurped given to all whom it may concern. With an authority over the rights of nations respect to civil concerns, we have found and treaties, and even over that respect it necessary to send our Cabinet Minis. which all Goveroments wish to preserve ter, Count Munster, who, with other for themselves. The blood of one of

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