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Hope of my life! dear Children of my When loose-rob'd Summer all her beauty heart!

yields, That anxious heart to each fond feeling And flow'rs unnumber'd deck the varied true,

fields, To You still pants cach pleasure to impart, Then niay you to the velvet lawo repair, And more--oh transport--reach its While carly zephyrs curl your waving hair; Home and you.

From flow'r to flow'r, with swcet delusion


Their petals, anthers, styles, and cups, surfrom Mr Hamilton Paul's Epiftles, &c.,

vey ; THE CHE finer talks, the gayer arts of life, Their classes, orders, and their names, ex

Adorn the maid, and ornament the plore,

And draw new pleasure from botanic lore. When sprightly choirs in pleasure's train Some nymphs with cats, with lap-dogs advance,

others play, Graceful evolve, and thrid the mazy dance, One likes the parsot, one the songfter gay; In fair battalions march, wheel, halt, re- To rear the poultry is the care of these, treat,

And those the dairy's richer products please. And, true to music, guide their num'rous Be yours, with thirit of knowledge less feet :

confin'd, What eye delights not 'mid the throng to From nature's various springs to sore the

mind; Each line of beauty, ev'ry charm of face?

To learn what beasts in torrid deserts prowl, On winery eves, when friendly tribes What runeless birds their gorgeous plumes

Or 'mid the ar&tic frigid regions howi; convene,

diiplay; And social mirth diverfifies the scene; Oft let me lcan, and, with enraptur'd car,

What warbling tribes, less gaudy, cheer the

day; 'The voice of music, gently rising, bear;

What fishes sport amid the boundless main; Whether the maid on sofa rich recline,

What noxious ferpents fill the hated plain :
And charm my soul with melody divine, Then will you learn your native land to
Or touch, with lily hand, the trenibling prize,

Nor ever sigh for less inclement skies.
Her fingers dancing with harmonious ease,
And pour the numbers from her mellow And, Ladies, moralize on all you see.

Let phyfics next your meditation be

As ev'ry planet, in a cloudless night, In unison with the piano's note;

Distributes one unsully'd blaze of light, Or, to drive tumult from my bosom far,

Yet, brought by Herschel's wond'rous mirWith tripping finger, wake the mild guitar;

ror near, Or, hy the organ's fadly plealing tone, Its faults and beauties undisguis'd appear : Bid lighter wilhes from my heart be gone : So charaders, contemplated from far, The harp I blame not, nor contemn the lute, Appear unfpotted as the evening star; But let no sair one lip the breathing flute, But when acquaintance our inquiry aids, For this destroys all fymmetry of face, The features magrify, the luftre fades, Inflates the cherk, and esiles ev'ry grace. And reason's telescope discovers soon

Let such pursuits engage a vacant hour, Spots in the Sun, and marshes in the Moon, But not too widely spread their witching As insects, by the micro cope descry'd, pow'r;

Enlarg'd appear, and sprawl in glitt'ring For iome have censur'd the accomplish'd pride, belle

So riches can ideal greatnefs bring, Becausa fie danc'd, and fung, and play'd And add importance to a little thing; too well.

Can give expansion to life's narrow span, Has heav'n endow'd you with a pain. And elevate a reptile to a man.

The magic lantern, in a dextrous hand, And skilful hand, the pencil's art to try? Performs more wonders than a wizzard's Then may you sketch the happy rural wand, scene,

And can the foul, like fuperftition, blind, The thatch-roof'd cot 'mid the wood-skirt. That magic lantern of the human mivd. ed green ;

A love-fick damsel long had sigh'd in Or midnighe landscape, while the moon's

vain; pale beam

When all her cares could no relics obtain, Ilall lights the cow'r, and glitters on the At midnight hour, le, undiscoyer'd, crepe Dream,

Into the chamber where her darling slept ;


cer's eye,

“ pair,

Close to the bed she, trembling, took her Now, so capricious is the will of late, ftand.

Regain their honours, and resume their state; Hope in her breast, the lantern in her hand; The shifting scen’ry gets a diff'rent name, And on the wall display'd an angel face, The puppees change, the stage is still the A Gabriel friendly to the human race;

same. And wük'd the youth with her seraphic But, О forbid ! the gaieties of youth tongue,

Should e'er feduce you from the paths of While like a heav'n-sent messenger she sung: truth! “ Thrice happy mortal! To the church rë- Sweet is the mildly modest maiden grace,

The angel form, the fascinating face, " And wed Eliza, innocent and fair ; The voice bespeaking an accomplish'd mind, “ Nor, impious, dare reject the blessing The loving bosom, and the taste refin'd; “ giv'n,

Yet these are but the gaily broider'd stole, "A spotless wife, the choicest gift of The tinsel dress, the varnih of the soul : " heav'n.''

If once fair virrue from your boroms fly, Warn'd by the vision, to the church he In vain you roll the lustre Jasting eye, hied,

In vain you braid your soft anibrosial hair ; And, ali obedient, made the maid a bride. Where goodness dwells noi, beauty is not The magnet to the Pole-Star ever true

there. Is emblematic of mankind and you;

Long had religion, injur'd heav'nly maid, For thus, 0 woman! thy mysterious art, Wail'd unconsolid, 'mid superstition's shade, With soft attraction draws the lover's heart; When reason, with his soul.enliv'ning ray, His ardent soul, unerring, tends to thee, Explor'd the gloom, and brought her inte Whether to distant lands he banish'd be,

day; Or on the swelling billow toss'd asar, Thro' diff'rent cliines he led the meek-ey'd The magnet he, and thou the Polar Star. fair, Have you not witness’d, with delighted Her star-like beauty beaming ev'ry where; eye,

The nations bow'd, adoring as she pass’d, The bright Aurora shoot across the sky? And sea-girt Albion welcom'd her ac latt : Now here, now there, with rapid motion Albion ! where wealth has rcar'd her goldance,

den dome, Or, swift as thought, through th' empyre. Where exil'd virtue ever finds a home; an glance ?

Where kindred brealls with gen'rous are So, when glad tidings chro' the country fly,

dour glow, Flucters each heart, and sparkles ev'ry eye; And native piry melts at foreign woe. Touch'd by th' electric, ev'ry pulse beats 0! kindly cherish, in your friendly shades, higher,

Ye Anglian nymphs, ye Caledonian maids, And each to each communicates the fire, The lovely guest; for, trust me, she alone

You too have seen (the scene so lately gay Will prove your friend when other friends Sadden’d by storms which hid the face of

are gone. day)

Too true it is, whole legions are combin'd The forky lightning flath ath wart the cloud, To taint the virgin beauty of your mind, And heard the thunder bellow long and With hellish aim t' affaffinate the faul, loud,

And urge you on to fin without controul. While ev'ry bcfom felt a nameless dread Does e'er reflection in your minds create Left the next bult should mark them with A sad foreboding of a future itate? the dead.

They laugh to scorn, aud bid you ceale to Thus evil tidings, in their quick career, weep, Chill ev'ry breast, and smite each ticart with Your loc is only--everlasting sleep:

Blasphemous babbler! Atheist! tell me why 'Thus Eli fell, at news of Israel's woe, Were inortals form’d to gaze the starry sky? Unfit to bear the triumph of the foc. Why was the wish of endless being giv'n? No more to novels yield the vanquish'd The dread of hell, or the desire of heav'n? heart,

Why mingle hope and fear in our pursuits ? Nor murmur from a darling voice to part; Or, why were men made wiser than the That ignis fatuus, whose delusive ray

brutes ? Dazzles to blind, and guides you to betray: Since all the fruit their wisdom can obtain But turn your eyes to the historic page, Is, but a keener sentinient of pain ? And view the traits of ev'ry former age; Low in the dust when blooming youth Learn, how amid the theatre of life

is laid, Strife follows peace, and peace fucceeds to Why wanders forth, at eve, the woeful

maid ? Kings, princes, nobles, from their grandeur Why does she thro’ the dreary church.yard hurlid,

stray, Nor draw the scora and pity of the world ; And pour her forrows o'er the senseless clay?




Why on the grave with sad prostration, fall, When clouds of sorrow darken ev'ry scene, Embrace the curf, and on her lover call? And wretches think how happy they have But that the thinks his spirit hovers near,

been; And bids a smile beam thro' the graceful Is there no precious converse with the sky

Breath'd in a prayer, or wafted in a figh? Or seems to whisper, in a heav'nly strain. Is there no ray to diffipate the gloom? “ Cease, beauteous mourner, we shall meet No beam of joy, no hope beyond the tomb? again !"

Shall men in ever-silent fleep remain ?
Then, blessed JESUS ! thou haft died in vain.





Interesting Intelligence from the London Gazettes.. Downing Street, O&.7, 1799. highly distinguished Officers, Gen. Sir A :

ing is a copy, was received late this das, whole exertions, as well as the gala evening from Field Marshal bis Royal lantry of the brave troops they led, canHighness the Duke of York, by the Right not have been furpassed by any former Hon. Blenry Dundas, one of his Majef. instance of Britis valour. ty's Principal Secretaries of State.

On the night of this memorable day,

the army lay upon their arms, and Head-quarters, Zuyder, Zluss, 02.4. yesterday moved forward and occupied Sir,


the positions of the Lange Dyke, AlkThe inclemency of the weather which maar, Bergen, Egmont-op. Hoot, and prevailed at the time of writing my last Egmont-op-Zee. Dispatch, and which, as I therein ex- The enemy's force, according to the plained, alone prevented me from put- best information I have been able to mb. ting the army in motion, having in some tain, confifted of between twenty-five measure subsided, and the neceMary pre- and thirty thousand men, of whom a vious arrangements having been made, very small proportion only were Dutch. the attack was commenced on the whole G:n. Daendels, who commanded the of the enemy's line on the morning of latter, is wounded. The French troops the ed; and I have now the happinels who have been continuaily reinforcing in inform you, that after a fevere and themselv-s, and whole lofe has been very obdinare action, which lafied from six great, were commanded by Cenerals in the morning until the same hour at Brune, Vandamme, and Boutet. night, the distinguished valour of his From the continuance of the action, Majelly’s and the Russian troops pre- and the obstinacy with which it was vailed throughout ; and the enemy, be· contested, the victory has not been gaining entirely defeated, retired in the night ed without serious loss. At present I am from the positions which he occupied not in poft flion of particular returns, on the Lange Dike, the Koe Dyke at but I have the satisfaction to lav, that Bergen, and upon the extensive range of no Officer of rank has fallin. The Brijand hills between the larrer place and tish Army has to regres M'jur Gen. Egmont-op-Zee. The points where this Moore's being wounded in two places ; well-fought battle was principally con- and the Ruliian Army, Major General tested, were from the sea thore in front Emme's being also wounded; but I am of Egmont, extending along the sandy happy to say that their .wounds are not desarı or hills to the heights above Ber- of a nature to lead me to apprehend that gen, and it was suitained by the British I fall long be deprived of ine a [GAance Columns under the command of thote of their abilities and gallantry. It is im


possible for me at this moment to do jus, ders, which, with the two flat-bottomed tice to the merits of the other Generals boats, and Isis's launch, formed a respec. and Officers of the Allied Army who dif- table armament. Being willing to spare tinguished themselves, as I muft defer un. the effusion of human blood, especially til io-morrow paying my tribuse of praise of innocent victims, on Saturday at day. to them and io the troops generally, as light I sent Capr. Boorder on thore with well as giving the details of the Battle of the following letter : the 2d. inst. My attention is seriously Sir-Resistance on your part is in engaged in making the arrangements vain ; I give you one hour to send away which are necessary for occupying, a for: the women and children ; at the expira. ward position in front of Beverwyck, and tion of that sime, if the town is not furWyk-op-Zee, to which line the enemy rendered to the British arms for the has retreated. I entertain no doubt that Prince of Orange, your foldiery shall be the extent of country which will now buried in its ruins. be under the protection of the Allied

I have the honour to be, your obedient Army, and rescued from French tyranny Servant. will afford an opportuuiiy to its loyal

W. Bolton, inhabitants of declaring themielves. The

Capt. of his Majesty's ship Wolverene. town of Alkmaar, which is the feat of To the Commandant of Lemmer. the States of North Holland has opened its gates to our troops, and a confider- Soon after Capt. Boorder's departure able number of Dutch troops have come I weighed and stood in shore. 'About over to the Prince of Orange's standard. nine A. M. I observed him returning,

In order that you may be in possession and soon after a flag of truce came out of of such information as want of time will the harbour. Before Captain Boorder not at present allow me to detail, I charge arrived, I noticed the gun-boats which my Aid-de-Camp Captain Fitzgerald with had been moored acrols the barbour, this dilparch. He is entirely in my con- moving towards the canals; I instantly fidence, and I request leave to recom- dispatched Lieut. Simpson with a flag of mend him to his Majesty as an Officer truce to inform them, that I considered of superior merit and intelligence,

their removal, or any other military arI am, Sir, yours, rangement, as a breach of the armistice, Frederick. and if perlifted in I should instantly bom

bard the town ; before he returned, the Admiralty-Office, 08. 8. flag of truce came on board with the fola Extract of a Letter from Vice- Admiral lowing letter :

Mitchell to Evan Nepean, Esq. dated To Captain Bolton, Commandant. Babet, off Enkhuysen, Oct. 1, 1799. I have received your fummons; the

This morning a Lieut. of the L’Er. Municipality request 14 hours to send piegle brought me the accompanying to their proper Authority to accede to letter, which I have sent for their Lord. your demands.

P. Van Groutten. tips' information. Much zeal and gal- (Signed)

Commandant. Jantry has been displayed by Captains Bolton and Buorder, with their Officers

N. B. Please to send an answer by the

bearer. and Men. Wolverene, Lemmer Roads, Sept. 29.

I immediately replied as follows : SIR,

SIRI have received your

and On Friday morning at six o'clock, ļ the Prince's colours are not hoifted in

have the honour to inform you, that if came to an anchor with the Haughty and half an hour after the receipt of this, ļ Piercer, close to L'Elpiegle, diftant a. thall bombard i he town. bout fix miles from Lemner ;, from Cap.

Your obedient Servant, tain Boorder I received every informa-,

W. Boltone tion I could delire. Finding the enemy To Mynbeer P. Van Groutien, had a thousand regulars in the town, and desperately determined to defend it, I

Commandant of Lemmer. immediately gave directions for com. I dispatched the Dutch Officer, and pleting the Rotilla which Capt. Boorder informed him I was coming down into with his usual judgment, had begun. He my difpofition before the town. I found had preffed iwo schouts ; on board of by Capt. Boorder, that the north part sách were put iwo L'Espiegle’s fix-poun of the Pier was considerably reinforced Ed, Mag. Jan. 1800 K


letter ;

The gun

by some eighteen-pounders, taken from men, with a fiutilla on the canal, can the gun boats, which made a little alter. moft effectually defend it. I have no ation in our dispofirion neceflary; and I doubt but a well-timed fuccour to these was much concerned to find my brave people would cause the whole province able Durch pilot declare, that from the to throw off the French yoke. foutherly winds the water was so low, I have the honour to be, Sir, &c. the Wolverene could not get in. Find

William Bolton. ing it a regular oozy flat for two miles, I. pushed through the mud until within

Admiralty Office, 08. 12. musquet shot of the shore.

[A letter from Admiral Sir Hyde brigs passed a-head within pistol shot of Parker incloses a list of five armed and the Pier; but both, as well as myself, 28 merchant veffels, captured by the fquawere, and not in the moft favourable po. dron under his command ; and a letter fition, completely a-ground; but seamen from Admiral Kingsmil ftates the capought never to be at a loss. The enemy, and 40 men, laden with bale goods,

ture of a French privateer of to guns notwithftanding the flag of truce, commenced a heavy fire, which in an inftant wines, &c. by the Cerberus, Capt. J. was returned from every part of the squa

Macnamara.] dron : the action consinued nearly an Downing-Street, Oa. 13. hour, when the enemy flew from their Dispatches, of which the following quarters, the foldiers deferted the town,

are copies, were this afternoon received and the Piercer's boats crew planted the from field-Marshal his Royal Highness British standard on the Pier. I do not the Duke of York, by the Right Hon. wonder at the frong oppofition, as the Henry Dundas, one of his Majesty's troops were mostly French.

principal Secretaries of State. - I cannot too much praise the valour [The first dispatch contains the parand conduct of the Officers and Men un. ticulars of the action of the art, and a der my command. Lieutenants Mends return of the killed and wounded on and Field led their gun-brigs in with that day, of which the following is the great courage; the same with the Officers total:] who commanded the schouts and flat- 1 Major, s Captains, 5 Subalteras, boats. I feel great obligation to Capt. Ii Serjeants, 215 rank and fie, 44 horses Boorder for his afli stance ; but his praise killed; . Colonels, 2 Lieui. Colonels, is beyond my commendation. Lieut. 3 Majors, 22 Captains, 39 Subalterns, Reddy, of the Speedwell, and Lieut. i Sioff, 46 Serjeants, 7 Drummers, 980 Simpson, of the Iris, diftinguished them- rank and file, 78 horses wounded; i seves particularly; the former I sent with Captian, 4 Subalterns, 7 Serjeants, 3 a flat boat to get off the Piercer; the lat. Drummers, 178 rank and fie, 3 horses ter the Haughty.--To Captain Boorder missing. I confined the arrangements on shore. The gale freshened fait, and it was necef. Return of Officers killed, wounded, and sary to preserve the Wolverene ; with

missing some difficulty ber bow was hove round: Staff.-Major.Gen. Moore of the 4th the wind tortunately came round to the Brigade; Lieut.. Col. Suntag; Major southward; and by farting all the water Ca craft, of the 25th Light Dragoone, with a heavy press of fail for two miles, Aid-de-Camp to Colonel Lord Paget ; I dragged her through the mud, fteering Capt. W. Gray, of the Queen's Regmi. by fails only into cleven teet water, Brigade Major of the zd Brigade ; Lieut. where le now lies. All lait night it Charles Jackson, of the 40th Regiment, blew excessively hard, the ship itruck acting on the Staff with the Ruflian repearedly, but uang every means to Army: wounded. lighten her, the rode it out tolerably well. 15th Light Dragoons.-Lieut. - Col. This morning at ten o'clock I observed Erskine wounded. a body of the enemy advancing againft Rüyal Artillery.- Capt. Nichol woundthe town along the northern causeway; ed, fince dead. I immediately sent to Capt. Boorder to Grenadier Battalion of the Line. apprise him of the danger; in a little Capt. Leith, of the 31st Regiment of time the town was attacked on all sides, foot; Captain Pratt, of the sth Regt.; but very soon I had the satisfaction of Lieut. Stafford, of the 311 Reg.; Lieut. feeing the enemy retreat. From the mast- Philpot, of the 35th Reg.; Volunteer head 1 perceive the town is nearly sur. Barrington, wounded; Capt. O'Neil; soupded by water, so that a few brays wounded and milling.

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