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nothing too much to do or to suffer for
their lakes : whole years of toil, in feed.
ing and cloathing them, they endure with

FOR THE BALANCE.
cheerfulness. But when, by reason of
poverty and old age, parents become
chargeable to their children, they usually

feel the full weight of such a burden; and N no country, perhaps, since man agricultural.

sometimes, by looks is not by words and begun to till the ground, has there been actions, they betray an opinion, that it is such a rapid progres in turning a wilder. high time for the old folks to die.

nefs into fruitful fields, as in this. It is FROM THE COMPLETE FARMER. This being the natural state and course three years ago, namely, in the year 1680,

no more than one hundred and twenty. ENGLISH MANNER OF MOWING WHEAT.

of things in the world, instead of repining that William Penn obtained from Charles

at it, we should endeavour to cure our. Mr. De Lisle introduced in England the selves of the toolish desire to Ipin out life

selves of the toolish desire to Ipin out life I II, partly by purchase and partly in remowing of Wheat, according to the

ward of his father's services, a grant of to an undue length. There is a period, the territory called Pennsylvania ; which following method.

when it is proper that we should feel an
entire willingnels to retire and make room

was then a vast forest--the dreary baunt of for others ; -a period, when death is solely by the chase. It was Penn's inten:

wild beasts and of savage man, who lived not only necessary, but desirable. And ltion to have given to the territory, of HE fcythe is at least six inches shorter in the blade than the common indeed nothing can be more irrational than

which he had become the proprietor, the to wish to out-live one's usefulness, and scythe ; and inftead of a cradle has two

name of New Wales : this name having twigs ot olier put semicircular wise into even to live beyond the wishes of one's holes made in the handle of the scythe, especially men sometimes live too long. || The king (Charles 11.) ordered Penn to be

been refused, he proposed to call it Sylva. nearest connections. In two conditions

nia, signifying a wood-land or foreft. near the blade, in such a manner that one femicircle intersects the other,

even in the opinion of their own chil.
dren.-The first is the condition of pov. Il liam's father who had been a famous admi.

affixed to Sylvania, in honour to Wil. By this method of mowing wheat, the erty, when they become chargeable and standing corn is always at the left hand.

ral in the British navy.* The proprie

. burthensome. The other is the condition

tor, it seems, was dissatisfied with this The mower mows it inward, bearing the of great wealth, when their children are in corn he cuts on his scythe, till it comes to halte to take poffeffion of their estates, and

mark of honorary distinction, left it should that which is standing, against which it are apt to grow uneasy, if the period of

have the appearance of vanity in himself. gently leans. After every mower follows enjoying their legacies be deferred beyond | lowing letter of that great and good man.

These circumstances appear in the fol a gatherer, who being provided with a their reasonable expectations.-Gripus, hook or stick, about two feet long, gath. I who, already rich,“ rises early, fits up the corn, makes it into a gavel, and late, eats the bread of care ;"_uses every

LETTER lays it gently on the ground. This must effort to add to a heap, that is but too OF WILLIAM PENN TO RICHARD TURNER be done with spirit, as another mower inn. large, might respite his avarice a little, it mediately follows.

he would consider that he is laying before DEAR FRIEND,
his children a strong temptation of wishing
him out of iheir way. On the other hand,

MY true love in the Lord salutes thet children, who have the care of aged help- || and dear friends that love the Lord's pre. monitorial Department, less parents would lighten the burden, by cious truth in those parts. Thine I have

remembering that they also may be old and for my business here, know, that ahver

and helpless, and inay themselves need, many writings, watchings, folicitings, ani To aid the cause of virtue and religion. from their children, the like kind offices! || disputes in council, this day my country People frequently find the fame measure

was confirmed to me under the great feil FOR THE BALANCE.

mered to them, in old age, which they | of England, with large powers and prirj. themselves had ineted out to their aged pa- leges, by the name of Pennsylvania : a

name the king would give it, in honour REFLECTIONS ON THE GREATER FORCE OF The following anecdote has a good mo

to my father.

I choole New Wales, be. PARENTAL, THAN OF FILIAL AFFECTION. ral, and was declared to be a fact.

pretty healthy country; a man, of considerable property, was em.

Penn being Welch for a head, as pero ployed in fcooping out a wooden dish, he manmore in Wales, Penrith in Cumbu T has been remarked by a cele. was asked by his little boy that stood by || Land, and Penn in Buckhamshire, the hig" brated writer, that it is easier for one fa. him, what he made it for. “ I am making | eft land in England, called this Pennkin ther to maintain ten children, than it is for it, he replied, for your grandfather ; he is

vania, which is the bigh or head w00.ten children to maintain one fa:her. In old and Navers fo, that your mother fays land: for I proposed, when the secretari deed this is not universally true ; most he must leave the table and eat by himself

a Welchman, retufed to have it called willingly is it acknowledged that there in a wooden dith." " Well then, faid

New Wales, Sylvania, and they add have been many instances of filial duty and the little boy, I suppose, father, that I too

Penn to it : and though I much oppo.co attachment ;-many instances of children must make a wooden dish for you to eat in who have cheertully supported their aged when you grow old.” Such, it was said, * In the year 1655, William Pers and helpless parents, even by their own was the force of this simple, but pungent father, in conjun&tion with admiral labour. ' In a general view, however, fil remark, on the mind of the father, that he "able, made the conquest of Jamaics i ial gratitude bears no proportion to paren. laid aside his work, and never assumed it which valuable island has ever fince but tal love. The love of parents toward their again.

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it, and went to the king to have it struck Milton, pierced through the absurdity || Mentz till after the capture of it by Adol. out and altered ; he said it was passed and of that performance to the hidden majesty | phus de Nassau, on the 17th of O&tober, he would take it upon him-nor could of the subject, which being altogether unfit || 1462, is now contradicted by the edition of twenty guineas- move the under secreta. for the stage, yet might be (for the genius a book printed at Bamberg, a town far off ry to vary the name ; for I feared, left it of Milton and for his only) the foundation from Mentz shortly after the ilt of May, should be looked upon as a vanity in me, of an epic poem.

1402.-London Pap. and not as a respect of the king, as it truly • He took from that ridiculous trifle was, to my father, whom he otten men

the first hint of the nobleft work which hu. tioned with praile. Thou mayest com. man imagination has ever attempted, and

Jmprovements. E municate my grant to friends, and expect which he executed more than twenty years my proposals ; it is a clear and just thing; after.

FROM A PORILAND PAPER. and my God that has given it me, through “ In the like manner Pythagoras owed many difficulties, will, I believe, bless and the invention of music to the noise of the

PORTLAND PATENT RUM. make it the feed of a nation. I fall have

hammer of a blacksmith ; and thus, in our a tender care to the government, that it | days, Sir Isaac Newton, walking in his

DANIEL ILSLEY, of this town, who,

garbe well laid at first. No more now but den, had first thought of his system of gray

for a number of years, has been concerned dear love in the truth.

itation, upon seeing an apple falling from a in the distilling business, has invented a W. PENN.

new and useful improvement, which has if Mo. 5th, 1681.

" It was thus, that in the year 1727,

not been known or used before this appli

cation ; and for which he has obtained a Voltaire, then studying in England, and

Patent. colleéting all pollible information concern

The following account contains some of CONJECTURES OV

ing our great epic poet, accounted for the THE ORIGIN OF PARADISE LOST. || origin of Paradise Loft.”

the advantages, as stated in the words of faid

Daniel Illey to the Government : (FROM HALEY'S LIFE OF MILTON.)

“ The Subscriber represents, that hav.

ing for a long time been familiar, both in WHEN Voltaire visited England, in the

PRINTING.

theory and praćtice with the business of disearly part of his life, and was engaged in

tilling Spirits, he has contemplated, and at foliciting a subscription for his Henriade, IN the National Library at Paris, some length fucceeded in discovering an imwhich first appeared uuder the title of the parts of the Bible have been found transla

provement in that art, which will greatly “ League," he published, in our language, red into German, and printed at Bamberg Facilitate the procels, and which will proan essay on epic poetry; a work, which, by Albert Peister, in 1462. The charac

duce fpirits of a better quality and in greatthough written under such disadvantages, ters are moveable ; like ihose now made use

er quantity with leis time and labour than possesses the peculiar vivacity of this ex. of; their form is large Gothic, such as was

is applied in the common mode of diftiltraordinary writer, and indeed is so curi then used to write missals ; the date and ling. ift. He is able to produce, by the ous a specimen of his versatile talents, that place

place of the printing, as well as the name aid of this discovery, high proof rum, en although it has been superseded by a French of the printer, are at the end of the book, qual in flavour to any which is imported, compolition of greater extent, under the printed in the same characters as the rest of and entirely free from that disagreeable fame title, it ought, I think, to have found the work; the German expressions joined || smell and taste which has rendered the rum a place in that signal monument to the to those dates, leaves no doubt that it is

of this country inferior to ihat of the West name of Voltaire-the edition of his works not to the composition of the book, but to Indies. ed. All the spirit may be taken in ninety-two volumes. the printing alone that the date 1462 is to

from the great copper and be good first As my reader may be gratified in seeing || be applied. The discovery of this book is proof rum, without leaving ary low wines; the English style of this celebrated foreign- | important in the History of Printing on the this of course will render useless a low er, I will transcribe, without abridgement, | following account :- The first book (pal

wine copper, or the spirit may be wholly what he says of Andreini :

sing over one or two small works) printed made third or fourth proof runn, and be “ Milton, as he was travelling through in movable characters, with a certain date of produced in less time by two hours than is Italy in his youth, saw at Florence, a coni. the year; is the Pfalter of 1457, reprinted required to produce first proof by the comedy called, Adamo, written by one Andre. in 1459. From that epoch to the year 1462, mon process.' in, a player, & dedicated to Mary de Medi. in which the Bible printed at Mentz by cis, Queen of France. The subject of the John Fuit and P. Schoeffer appeared, we play, was the Fall of Man ; the actors, know of no work bearing the date of the

FROM A LONDON PAPER. God, the devils, the angels, Adam, Eve, printing. Yet the Bible of 1462 is cer. the serpent, death, and the seven mortaliainly not the first printed ; ancient authors AT Wolfen-buttle, a composition has sins. The topic, so improper for drama, | afferí, that trom the year 1450 the edition been invented to prevent combustible subbut so suitable to the absurd genius of the of the Bible in misal characters was begun; stances from taking fire. It consists of a Italian ftage (as it was at that time) was characters which are not those employed in | powder, made of one ounce of sulphur, one handled in a manner entirely contormable the Mentz edition. Besides, there are of red ochere, and fix of copperas. To to the extravagance of the design. The doubis respecting the places in which prin- || fortify wood against fire, it is first to be icene opens with a chorus of angels, and a tirg was first exercised. Mentz, Harlem, covered with glue, over which the pow. cherubim thus speaks for the ret :- Let and Stratibourg, have their partizans. der is spread. This process is to be repeatthe rainbow be the fiddle. stick of the fiddie Those of Mentz are very exclusive : they li ed three or four times.

For linen and paof the heavens ! let the planets be the notes ' pretend, that still the year 1462 printing per, water is used instead of glue, and ihe of our music ! let time beat carefully the was not till the troubles which followed the process repeated twice. If this powder be measure, and the winds make the sharps,' capture of it in 1462, that the workmen thrown on subítances actually in combur. &c. Thus the play begins, and every

of Fuft and Schoffer were dispersed, and tion, in the proportion of two ounces to a scene rises above the last in profusion of carried their art to different places. But square foot, it will instantly extinguish the impertinence !

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THE PORT OF NEW-ORLEANS, A few nights before this attack, which reached us this morning. It has already was on Friday the 13th inst. our informant given to our business a considerable degree

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was told, a party had been fired on 5 times, ol activity." [N. Y. Mer. Adv.] were drove from their camp, and luft ail

their money and a gun, but no person was PHILADELPHIA, JUNE 4

killed or wounded. On the 15th, another Be it our weekly task,

CAUTION AGAINST FIRE.

party was attacked, and pursued 7 or 8 To note the passing tidings of the times.

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and two o'clock, having left a candle burn. informant palled ihrough the nation, he Hudson, June 21, 1803.

ing in the room, on account of the indispo. saw a Mr. Patterson, from near Lexington, fiiion of one of my children, I was alarm. who had a few days before been badly

ed by the smoke and heat which I felt. My wounded in the shoulder and arm by the CURIOSITY.

Wite and I immediately stepped out of bed, savages.

and finding the floor so hot as to burn our This city is supplied with water from a

feet, we snatched up ihe Children and ran Extrait of a letler from Edward Tiffin, fountain about two miles distant, by means

down without clothes into the street, not Esq. Governor of the state of Ohio, to a of an aqueduct. For several weeks, the li knowing from whence the fire proceeded.

gentleman of Baltimore, dated pipes in the lower end of Warren-Street,

The neighbours were soon alarmed and had been almost completely dry, while in came to our affilance- Joleph Connover,

CHILLICOTUL, MAY 27. every other part of the city, the water run

Robert Bayne and Alexander Buckhan " We have had an alarm from the lo- * with its usual force. This led to an ex.

nan, rushed into the room, and perceiving dians, two white men have been killed and amination of the main conduit pipe (forin.

that the fire was between the ceiling and wounded, and one Indian of the Shawa. ed of logs) when it was discovered, that the

the floor, broke in part of the latter with an nese nation-I have just returned from roots of a willow tree, had found their way

axe from whence the flames immediately the Frontiers, and am happy to find that it through the joints of a private pipe, and

bu:ut forth, but were soon happily extin. has originaled from private quarrels with from thence had proceeded to the main

guished by the activity of my Neighbours. I individuals who have suffered, and without pipe, where they had grown and increas

li appears that a rat must have carried the the knowledge of the chicis, who are very ed to such an immense number of fine fi

lighted candie to its nest which being com sorry on hearing of the affair, and sincere. bres, that the bore of the main log, for

poled of rags easily caught fire. One ot | ly disposed to cultivate peace and harmony - 22 about 20 feet, was entirely filled up. On

the Joills was nearly burnt through. I with the white people. We have impru : further examination, it was also found that

conlider it my duty, in this public man dent men settled on our fronciers, and the the private pipe, from whence the roots

ner, to acknowledge my obligation to my | Indians liave inconsiderate young warriors habi had proceeded, was full of roots for the neighbours, and to caution people against | amongst them.

arnongst them. It requires much piu fix, same or a greater distance, making in the keeping a candle burning at nignt.-A dence and address to keep both lides in

order. lamp in cases of necessity would be perwhole, about 40 feet !

Iccily fate. The separate roots were not larger

FRANCIS DAYMON, From the Chillicothe Gazette, Míay 28. than commun wire, but were so closely

No. 96 Catharine freet. and firmly matted together, as to form a

In our last we ftated some of the cir.

cumstances of an alarm which took place mass almost solid.

WASHINGTON, (KEN.) MAY 26.

in this town, on the morning of publicz.

INDIAN HOSTILITIES. By the attention and vigilance of the

tion, in consequence of the murder of Colle&tor of Anboy, some persons have

Mr. Donie! Wall, who arrived from | Capi. Herod ruppoled to have been per

Nachez on Monday laft, has been polite.petrated by Indians ;--As is reasonable :0 lately been discovered to be concerned in the nefarious business of smuggling.- 1 enough to give us the following important

enough to give us the following important be expected, from the confused and variThey had the address to get four pun. though inelancholy intelligence.

ous accounts from the scene of action at cheons of rum from on board a floop from

As one Jofeph White, a Mr. Stapleton that moment in circulation, we might in

and our informant were palling through the Montego Bay, (Jamaica) bound to this

Come parts be incorre&t. "That Captain wilderness together, they were fired on by || Herod was found fhot, scalped and toma. port, which they landed and secreted for a short time ; but fortunately they were

iwo Indians who lay in ambuib by the road hawked, is a fact, but by whom is not yet

side. There must have been two balls in | ascertained ;--hat a party of Indians had foon after discovered, seized, libelled and condemned. On this the floop Virginia il passed thro' White's brealt which instantly

each of the Indian's guns, as that number bien previously seen in that neighborhood Rathway trader, in which the rum had

was premature.

The party who went Terminated his existance and the fame been brought to shore, was libelled in the

from this town in pursuit of the depreda. through our informant's hat. Two other District Court of New Jersey, and con

tors scoured the couniry for a consider. Indians were standing off a few yards who able distance, in which they met with fev. demned alo. Suits are now depending against the master of this velTel and the

did not fire, but attempted to catch the hor eral Indian encampinents but the Indians Other persons engaged in this businels, tor

les that were following with the packs, and appeared to have no knowledge of the e

chat of the decealed, but did not effect it. the penalties prescribed by the revenue a&ts

vent at Old Chillicothe and when inform. The survivors were pursued several miles, of Congress for offences of this descrip. the Indians frequently appearing in fight, the act—that they were disposed for peace

ed of it, expressed their disapprobation of tion. [All the New-York papers.]

and among them a white man was plainly --and that if Herod was killed by an In

discovered. When they arrived at Duck | dian, they would endeavor to find him out An American Merchant at New.Or. river settlement, about 15 miles on this side and deliver him up.-Some of the party leans, under date of May 17th, writes to of the place where the attack was made, a were out until yesterday, with a view of his correspondent in this city per the brig | party went back and got the money, which informing such Indians as they might mert Union as follows :-" The pleasing ac. our informant and his companion had hid, || with, the real statement of the above transcount, that Generel Wilkinson has receive but saw nothing of the Indians, nor could action. ed the Royal Proclamation for OPENING | they find Mr. Wall's horse.

An unfortunate occurrence, however, !

row.

JUNE 16.

leit us.

took place on Monday evening, follow confidently reported, would soon return || country, the House ought to meet to-moring :--A Mr. Wolff, living a short dis to the Miniftry—The insurrection in the tance from Old Chillicothe, apprehending | Turkish Empire becomes daily more for Lord Hawkesbury could not conceive that some difagreeable consequences might midable-Bonaparte is determined to have that any injury would arise from the deensue from the death of Capt. Herod, took the Emperor of Germany either his friend lay proposeł. with him Mr. Williams, Mr. Ferguson, or enciny.

Mr. Grey moved an Amendment,, "That and iwo lads, for the purpose ot. driving The French ships at Helvoetsleys destin. the House thould only adjourn till to-mora up the cattle from the prairie ; they had ed for Louisiana have been considerably row, instead of Monday. not long been on the search, when they damaged by the storms they have lately had Mr. Canning supported Mr. Grey's adiscovered an Indian coming towards them at that place.

mendment. - they soon met--atter some conversation, The cabinet of Vienna and Berlin will, The House is ftill sitting, and there is Wolff introduced the subject of the mur it is underftood, preserve a strict neutrality 1 likely to be a division. der of Captain Herod ;-The Indian ap in the event of a rupture between France The Funds, Friday morning experienced peared alarmed and was moving off: fome and Great Britain.

great fluctuations. They opened at 63, rose suspicions arising with Wolff and Wil The ship John, Morgan had dropped to 65, tell back to 64; and at 12 o'clock liams that he was intent on mischief, a down from London to take Mr. King on

were as low as 62 1-2. greed to fire on him; they rose up, Wolff board, and it is supposed she must have fail.

LATE FROM FRANCE. fhot and the Indian fell, but instantly ri ed for New-York about the 8th ultimo. fing he shot in turn at Williams and he tell,

[Com. Adv..]

IMPORTANT. the ball passed through his body.-Wolff

Extract of a letter from a respectable House in Bour. and the Indian clinched, each having a

deaux, to a gentleman in this town, dated May 5. knife ; fortunately for Wolff, one of the The ship American, captain Thompson, You will expect to hear some news lads coming to his afliance the Indian re arrived at quarantine yesterday afternoon on the prevailing topic of the day. We treated about 200 yards, where he was in 28 days from Londonderry. She left remain in the same unsettled state, as when found dead the next day. Williams died there on the 15th May, and has furnished

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A letter, however, which I the same night, but Wolff though severely us with Irish papers to the 10th. In addi. have this moment received from Skipwounded in the thigh by a stab with the tion to the fubjoined extract, we have ver. with, states as follows :-" The ultimatum knife, will recover.

bal information from captain Thompson of the British Government, is now with Notwithstanding the latter unfortunate and Mr. Wm. Sterling, (who came passen. Lord Whitworth ; a very few days will transaction, we feel confident, that after a ger in the American) that the North and therefore determine the question of War or fair and just representation is made to the Channel Fleets were out, and had received Peace.tribes, that the first traniaćtion, in all pro.

orders to blockade the French ports ; that " In addition to the above, Grammont, bability, originated from private quarrel | Lord Whitworth and General Andreofli

an eminent merchant in this place, receivand the latter consequently following, to were preparing to return home, in conse ed an extra courier last evening, by which gether with the exertions making by the quence of inftruétions from their respective we learn, that Bonaparte has rejected the executive, in forwarding an express to

Governments ; that the impressment of ultimatum, and dispatched his confidential the chiets of the tribes, giving them accu

seamen in England and Ireland was carry; Aid to London with his ultimatum ; and rate information of circumstances, &c. ing on with unabated vigour, and extended that Lord Whitworth, at the deparcure of that a reconciliation will be effected, and in many cases to persons of 60 years old; the courier, was packing up his things. that all danger of hoftilities will vanilh. and that every appearance indicated that In fact, it is now concluded on, that war Already the tears of the inhabitants, near

France and Great Britain would speedily was inevitable. the old town are so far removed that they

cry Havock, and let slip the dogs of " While writing, several letters are reare returning to their fields and prosecut- | War.”

[Aser. Adur.] ceived from Brokers at Paris, which state, ing their usual labours.

that Wer is the order of the day." BELFAST, MAY 10.

[Boston Gazette.] NEW-YORK, JUNE 11. News- Letter Office, May 10th, 10 o'clock, 4. M.

LONDON, MAY 1. The ship Martin, Capt. Clark, arrived We stop the press to state the arrival of IT was stated, with much confidence, here yesterday in 35 days from Falmouth, the London papers of Friday laft, (May

the London papers of Friday laft, (May | that the Chief Consul had indignantly reEngland, brings London dates to the l 6.6.) In a second edition of the Courier | jećted the ultimatum of our Cabinet.-Our 2d May inclusive,' one day later than we find the following most important, tho’ those received via Boston. It appears,

ministers are said to have required that the most unwelcome intelligence : that preparations for hoftilities were still

French troops should be withdrawn from W AR.

Holland, and the Batavian Republic ren. progressing—Sir Edward Pellew, was on board the La Tourant, at Falınouth waitHouse of Commons, quarter before Five

dered independent of France, as the only

conditions on which they would consent ing for men--A hot press was Rill carri

o'clock.

to forego the advantages which the pofed on, but there were few seamen to be

Mr. Addington has just declared to the session of Malta gave them in the Medifound ; report says they had fled to France House, that he expects Lord Whitworthin terranean-but these terms conceded, that for security-Lord St. Vincent, it was this country very speedily, and that Gen. they would instantly evacuate the island. expected, would resign his seat at the Ad Andreosli has applied this morning for miralty Board and be succeeded by Lord passports for his return,

With equal confidence it was asserted,

Acthe lame time that the Dutch minister at Paris had repMelville - The Channel fleet had not fail Mr. Addington stated, that the official resented to the Confular Cabinet, the hor. ed, owing to want of seamen-a number communication could not be made to this of ship carpenters having been detected in

tile appearance of a British squadron cruis. Houte till his Lordship's arrival in this ing off the Batavian coast, and requiring fraudulent practices by Earl St. Vincent, | country: He then moved that the Honse at his late visit of inspection, were discharg

from France the auxiliary torce, which by at its rising should adjourn to Monday. ed, and have since entered into the service

treaty, each power is bound to render to

Mr. Fox objected to this Morion-he the other in the event of actual or threatof the French Republic-Mr. Pitt, it was thought, under the circumstances of the ened invasion.

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THE DOG AND THE ELBOIV;

A METRICAL TALE.

Dehold the man, who frenzy's shafts hath hurl'd,
To spread delirium thro' this wayward world.
Behold the man, who aims to strike all dumb,
Who dare to whisper of a world to come!
Behold the man, who seeks to shut our ears,
Against that voice which every mourner cheers,
And smoothes our passage thro' this 'cale of tears.'
Behold the man, who wrests the awful rod,
And pow'r to punish, from the hand of God!
Behold the man, who future bliss denies,
And pulls down jurisprudence from the skies !
Behold the man, who spurns both scale and beam,
And deems the polse of justice all a dream !
Behold the man, who seniles with a nod
A World ungovern'd, and a sleeping God!
Behold the man, who talks of virtue's light,
Yet sinks her deathless rays in endless night!
Behold the man, who vice pretends to blame,
Yet trumpets vice and virtue's end the same !
Behold the man, who living, boasts to call
Annihilation the great end of all !
Behold the man, with atheistic pride,
Who dares the realms of torment to deride.
Behold the man, whose heart exults to tell
No realms exist where endless pleasures dwell.
Behold the man, who never dar'd maintain,
« The Good shall die to live where dwells no
Pain."

BRUSEL.

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OR,

THE DANGER OF EXPOSING TOO MUCH.

As

Iray one day stroll'd down the street,
Fatigued, and lean, and nought to eat ;
And wishing twas his hap to find,
A bone to gnaw of any kind.
As by a splendid house he past,
His eyes he toward a window cast,
A piece of flesh, spied hanging out,
Whereat he paused, and rais'd his snout;

Twas red in spots, in spots twas blue,
Iray mark'd it with a curious eye,
Then with a groan was heard to cry,

That really it would not do.
And long he gazed, till hunger led him on,
Poor meat, thought he, is better sure than none.
He seized it then ; but soon received a fell blow,

And found, in hunger he mistook,

And what he for a mutton bone had took,
Was nothing but a modern belle's fair elbow :

Ye Belles who strut along the street,
Or sit upon the window seat,

With elbows bare and blue,
By this sad tale a warning take,
Lest some like cur shound you mistake,
And through mistake should eat you.

TRIM. Boston, Jure 2, 1803.

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Robison. St.

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