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From the sunbeam that plays on the face of the deep,

After storms have invaded the regions of night,

Can the Mariner's bosom more happiness reap Than the Minstrel from sympathy gather delight?

I care not whether east or north,
So I no more may find thee-
The angry muse thus sings thee forth,
And clasps the gate behind thee.

THE FLATTING MILL.
An Illustration.

When a bar of pure silver, or ingot of gold
Is sent to be flatted, or wrought into length,
It is pass'd into cylinders often, and roll'd

The cold moon smiles ou the turf-cover'd grave
Where the relics repose of Young William
the brave!

In an engine of utmost mechanical strength.
Thus tortur'd and squeez'd, at last it appears
Like a loose heap of ribbon, a glittering The Warrior's proad flame with the Patriot's

Peace!—Peace to thy manes, bright youth!
who possess'd'

breast!

show,

Like music it tinkles, and rings in your ears,
Aud warm'd by the pressure is all in a glow.
This process achiev'd it is doom'd to sustain
The thump after thump, of a gold-beater's
mallet,

YOUNG WILLIAM THE BRAVE
From the same.

Undaunted where danger was mightiest shown;
A love for thy country, unequall'd, unknown—
A spirit, that scorn'd by the Despot to smart,
Sheath'd, too early, the weapon of Death in
thy heart!

bines the following most important advantages: First, Elegance, from the originality of its form, and the beauty of its materials. Secondly, Convenience, as it is adapted to be worn over the head-dresses of Ladies,

"I am but a Gatherer and Dealer in other without the hair or any part of the dress Men's Stuff."

being in the least deranged when the Cha-
peau Bras is removed from the head.-
Thirdly, It is made so that it may be taken
off previous to entering a room, or public

ed; for scarcely does their memorial sur-
vive to puzzle and perplex the Antiquary.
-Here might I call up an army of hard
names from antient authors, Roman,
cian, Egyptian, Heathen, and Christian,
in proof of what every scholar knows to his
cost, who has endeavoured to understand
them;—and what the non-understanding of
every non scholar would exclaim against
as pedantic, barbarous, and horrible.

The ingenuity of past ages excites our wonder, and at the same time our regret, that so many noble inventions have perish-place of resort, and carried in the hand, or under the arm, with as little inconvenience as a pocket-handkerchief; in truth, with no inconvenience whatever. It has also the additional advantage, that a lady may walk Gre-full-dressed along the streets without being conspicuous. The idea suggested itself to the Inventress from the numberless inconveniences Ladies are subjected to when full-dressed, for the want of a proper covering for the head-dress in going to routs, operas, plays, &c. By this original 'and elegant preserver of Ladies Head-Dresses, the health will be preserved, and the dangerous effects of colds will be prevented. In short, the Ladies' Chapeau Brus will be

Pity it is, notwithstanding, that so much ingenuity should be buried in oblivion; and greatly is it to be hoped that the noble art of printing will preserve to succeeding ages distinct traces of the inventions of our days: for though it be truly wonderful how former generations could get through life rally adapted to all complexions and sizes.

found a desideratum in Ladies' costumes, and requires only to be seen to be approved. Ladies in the country can be supplied with the Chapeau Bras, on commissioning a friend in London; its form being gene

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without those conveniences and elegancies which we enjoy, yet more wonderful, and most wonderful, will it be, if succeeding generations should so far forget themselves as to lose sight of the thousand and ten thousand agrémens perfected and patronized by the fashionables of this enlightened age.

The Gatherer.

NO. VI. NEW SERIES.

To prevent so great a calamity--if it be possible to prevent it; or to furnish such hints to some ingenious Virtuoso as may enable him to revive a lost invention, we insert the description of an article of dress for the use of the Ladies, in which we know not whether most to admire the properties of the article, the modesty of the Inventress in describing those properties, or the elegance of the language in which that modesty has indulged, or rather has circum

scribed-itself.

TO THE LADIES.

A most novel and ingenious Ladies Head Dress will make its appearance, for It is a the first time, on Lady's Chapeau Bras, an original and un rivalled Head-Dress of millinery, and com

To the Gatherer, for the Literary Panorama.
SIR,

I persuade myself that to a person of your long and steady patriotism no apology is necessary for calling your attention to a Heathenish custom that within these few years has greatly increased among us: 1 mean the almost universal degradation of our language, by means of those foreign terms, and appellations, which have now obtained a kind of naturalization and establishment among us.

Gradually, indeed the ear becomes reconciled to some of them, in sound, if not in sense-although it must be confessed that for a Christian nation-and a nation, too, that values itself on the true Protestant blood that flows in its veins, some of our appellatives are Heathen enough. If we can tolerate the name of Neptune borue by a British man of war, it does not follow beyond question, that Minerva, Veuus

and Diana should muster among our navy; or that all the Gods of Olympus, Jupiter, Mars, Apollo, Mercury, with the Goddesses Juno, Pallas, Latona, Thetis, Iris, Leucothea, &c. should be commemorated by their names as bulwarks of the British nation. What! have we recourse, to these Heathen deities for protection!

But if custom may be allowed to sanc- | Pot-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 (a pitiful pun, on a valution this-can custom also sanction the in- l'able root, never more largely cultivated troduction of similar appellations among than now)—or Skyscraper, &c.—for their our rustic properties? Every advertisement of a deceased agriculturist's stock, now running horses: - what perplexities do offers for sale Jupiter, Juno, Venus, Diana, they force on foreign translators, who de&c. Nay their services of another descrip-sire tion are also offered for sale-E. gr.

66 BULLS, TO BE LET OR SOLD. HECTOR, two years old, out of Cora (by North Star, a son of Favourite, out of Mr. Robert Colling's Yellow Cow); Cora was out of Countess, by Favourite, Countess, (by Cupid, out of Venus, by a son of Favourite, dam Old Cherry), the grandam Lady, out of Old Phonix, by a grandson of Lord Bolingbroke; and the famous Bull Comet was out of a daughter of Old Phoenix, by Favourite; Countess was sold for 4201. her produce for 6167. 16s.; Lady, at fourteen years old, sold for 206 guineas; vide Mr. Charles Colling's sale.

JUPITER, one year old, out of Cora (by Windsor,) who was out of Venus, by Favourite, and bred by Mr. Charles Colling. N.B.-Hector is of great size, a beauti-hand, and Godown on his flank. At the ful Roan Colour."

"Second Heat. Jelleda Jaw took the lead, followed by Odu Odu, Boots apparently in

half mile, Boots laid out, and passed themGodown half a length of him. Odu Odu apparently distressed. Hard running from the turning between Boots and Godown, when the latter ran home handsomely and won the heat with apparent ease by a length ! !"

I wish Sir, you would take this into your consideration; perhaps a few articles to the point, Gathered from our country newspapers, would relieve us from this, so far as concerns the herd; as for what concerns the navy, I fear the case is desperate; and certain it is, that our Heathen men of war, have hitherto triumphed over all the saints of the Romish calendar, who have dared to become patrons of fighting vessels, and to lie yard arm to yard arm. I am, Sir, yours, &c. HABAKKUK CAUTIOUS.

Our Correspondent should have extended his observations somewhat further, and included the modes and manners of India among the subjects of his remark For to say truth, the worst remains untold. Of Jupiter and Hector, of Venus and Cupid, we have some knowledge, imbibed in our boyish years; not so of Gopi, Lutchmi, Parvati, Arnugerry, and Chokulingum. Who can distinguish Gods from Goddesses among these? and who could wonder, should some of our dairy-maids, mistaking their gender, think of milking Chokulingum and Arnagerry, instead of Parvati, Lutchmi, or Gopi?

to gratify their readers with accurate versions of the histories and qualities of these celebrated animals. Let them judge of this from what they themselves experience on like occasions. For, what satisfaction can a true son of the turf enjoy at reading the exploits of horses, be their deeds ever so noble, whose names are so barbarous as Odu Odu, Jelleda Juw, and Chowree Mootoo? Such uncouth appellations reduce the noble science to ridicule: how bizarre for instance, is the following paragraph, faithfully copied from an Indian newspaper! [See a preceding article.]

Often, too, have we pitied those studious and deeply learned wights who could find in their vocabulary no better name than

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National Register:

FOREIGN.

AFRICA: SOUTH.

CORRECTION OF LONGITUDE.

Caution to Commanders of Ships. EXTRACT OF A LETTER.-I can assure you for the information of your sea-faring friends and the public, that the longitude of Algoa bay is in 25 40 East, and not in 26 40 East, as laid down in the charts, and the Bird's Isles are in 26 20 East, and not in 27 30 East, and these isles and rocks lie five leagues off shore, off Cape Padron.-Every commander may mark this on his chart as certain,--by several good observations by sun and moon, as also by several chronometers on board H. M. ship Stag. T. CALLENDEr. Cape of Good Hope, April 10, 1814.

AMERICA, UNITED STATES.

AMERICAN ESTIMATE ON THEIR LOSS AT
WASHINGTON.

22 per cent. premium, dropt down to two. The article in particular of tin fell from 80 dollars the box to 25. Six per cents. rose from 76 to 86; 10 per cents. and Treasury notes rose from 92 to 98 per cent. This difference between the two kinds of stock is owing to the interest being the same on both, while the price of the former is much less to the holder; that is, the holder of the former receives six per cent. on 100 dollars, which cost him about 86, while the holder of the latter receives the same interest, but the principal costs 96. Bank Stock rose generally from 5 to 10 per cent. Sailors' Rights beat time to the sound of the hammer at every wharf, and Free Trude looked briskly up: no longer did it live in toasts alone. On the other hand, waggons creaked their dying groans on their dry axle-trees, Ships swarm in the columns of our friends Lang and Turner, and glisten in a row in Crooke's and Butler's; even a few from some friendly hand here and there adorn the Evening Post, and help to make up a show. We are grateful for what we have received. It is really wonderful to see the change produced in a few hours in the city of New York. In no place has the war been more felt or proved more disastrous; putting us back, in our growth at least, ten years; and no place in the United States will more experience the reLet us be viving blessings of a peace. Pre-grateful to that Providence who has kindly interposed for our relief, and delivered us from all our fears.

Dollars. The Capitol, including all costs 787,163 President's House . 284,334 93,643 Public Offices

1,115,140

But as the walls of the Capitol and sident's House are good, they suppose that the sum of 460,000 dollars will be sufficient to place the buildings in the situation they were in previous to their destruction.

The losses sustained in the Navy Yard

are thus estimated :

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Dollars.
417,745
91,425

509,170

The original value of the articles destroyed, was 678,219 dollars 71 cents. of which 260,465, dollars, and 20 cents. were recovered, in anchors, musket -barrels, locks, copper, timber, &c.

Some of the effects of the News of Peace. New York, Feb. 12.-In yesterday's paper we gave a rapid sketch of the effects of war: to-day we give one of the effects of the prospect of peace even before ratification. Our markets of every kind experienced a sudden, and to many a shocking change. Sugar for instance fell from 26 dollars per cwt. to 12. 50. Tea, which sold at 2 dol. 25 cts. on Saturday, yesterday was purchaseable at 1 dol. Specie, which had got up to the enormous rate of

Longevity. An American paper of the 29th of December, mentions: -- Henry Brown, a native of New Jersey, now residing a few miles below Beaver-town, Pennsylvania, on the north-west side of the river, was born, in January, 1686, consequently is now in his 129th year. He is a black man, with long straight hair, and. wears it tied. He was in General Braddock's defeat in 1755, and then was 69 years old. He had been a slave 70 years, and has been a freeman 58 years; is now in tolerable good health, can walk pretty well, has a good appetite, but is getting weak; he was never married. His mother was an African, his father an Indianhence the colour and the straight hair.

AMERICA: BRITISH.

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Mad Dogs.-St. John's, Newfoundland.In the Court of Sessions, Feb. 3, 1815. "The Grand Jurors having presented to the Court, that the hydrophobia now actually exists among the dogs of this town, and is become truly dangerous to the inhabitants,

"It is ordered, that all dogs whatsoever, found at large in or about the town of St. John's, be forthwith destroyed, except such dogs as are employed in steds, being securely mussled.

"That in order the more effectually to promote the destroying such dogs, a reward of five shillings, for such dog so destroyed, shall be paid, upon its being produced in the Court House-yard.

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By Order of the Sessions, LIONEL CHAUNCEY, Clerk of the Peace." This is certainly alarming, and if the fact be so, it is the first instance of canine sadness known in this country, or perhaps any of the British North American Colonies. The dogs at large here, at the lowest calculation, amount to at least two thousand, which are left all the summer, when their owners go to the fishery, to provide for themselves, and are not only a great trouble to the inhabitants, but also public nuisances, from starvation and disease. They go in packs, destroy sheep, poultry, and every thing they can meet with; but in winter, they become not only useful but absolutely requisite-they are most carefully sought for, and claimed by their owners, and are the subject of many suits in the Courts, their value being from forty shillings to eight pounds: the medium about four guineas. They draw wood for fuel, fish, flukes, shoars, &c. &c. to the amount of many hundred pounds worth a day; and it is confidently said, that for this last month, they have furnished the town with from nine hundred to a thousand pounds a day by this labour; a dog fully supports his master for the winter. It is suspected, should the fact of madness be confirmed, that the disease was brought here by an 'English bull-dog last summer, which bit many dogs in that populous part of the town, called Maggoty Cove, but, unfortunately, he was killed-before his real state had been fully ascertained. Many persons have been bitten three and some four months ago, but no symptoms of madness have yet appeared. Some think, it is a fever among the dogs, with all the resemblance of Rabies, increased by severe work, and salt food, (for they feed on damaged and putrid salt fish), aggravated by an insufficient supply of water, the streams being frozen up, and the snow they eat, doing no more than moistening their mouths; nor would their cruel task-masters allow them time, if water were even plenty to drink, though they would enjoy it themselves.

AUSTRIA.

View of Vienna during the Congress. Vienna has lately been, as might natu

rally be expected, the scene of reports, rumours, and on dits, without end, though not without motive. When conjecture is tired on political discussions, the anecdotes of a ball, or of a promenade, relieve the tadium of protracted expectation. It is whispered, for instance, that the Austrian Diplomatist, Prince Metternich, at a ball given by Count Rasoumouski, being the leader of a Polouese dance, did not confine his lively exertions within the great hall of the brilliant assembly, but led his dancing company up the great staircase leading to the library, and having taken a turu or two in the gallery, down came the whole party at the heels of their conductor, still dancing in time and tune, to the hail they had quitted. Whether this is to be taken literally, or metaphorically, whether it refers to beaux and belles, or to grave and all-contemplating statesmen, is more than can be determined in this cold climate of Britain, without further information. In the land of perpetual dancing, it passes for matter of fact.

The promenade of the Bastion, on those few days of fine weather, which the winter allowed-too few to do justice to the occasion-has exhibited a spectacle not to be parallelled. The company has shcue in the stars, and ribbands, and decorations of every order in Europe, in the uniforms of every army, and the liveries &c. of every country. Among grey-headed statesmen, and seniors grown old in diplomatic studies and address, have appeared princes in the bloom of youth, fresh from the renown of military exploits; and in company with these sous of Mars, not a few females of rank and beauty honestly comparable to all-subduing Venus.

The citizens of Vienna, with the crowds impelled by curiosity, gradually diminished that eagerness by which they were animated at first ;-to the great satisfaction of their illustrious guests, who had experi enced the inconvenience in no small degree. The coffee houses, the public dining ta bles, the theatres drew crowds;-but those who had known Vienna formerly complained that they no longer found that plenty at a cheap rate, for which the Austrian capital was heretofore renowned. The Viennese had speculated, like others, on the concourse of strangers loaded with wealth, and ready to part with it, which could not but present a fair opportunity to those who were no less willing to receive it. All rich: all ready! Whoever took the liberty of complaining on the enormity of prices, was answered with a significant shrug of the shoulders--" Why, Sir! the Congress! the Congress! What would you

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