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dants had human feelings, as well as forms. I do not know a more agreeable fight than to see servants part of a family. By taking an intereft, generally speaking, in their concerns, you inspire them with one for yours. We must love our servants, or we shall never be sufficiently attentive to their happiness; and how can those masters be attentive to their happiness, who living above their fortunes, are more anxious to outshine their neighbours than to allow their houshold the innocent enjoyments they earn.

It is, in fact, much more difficult for servants who are tantalized by feeing and preparing the dainties of which they are not to partake, to remain honest, than the poor, whose thoughts are not led from their homely

1o that, though the servants here are commonly thieves, you seldom hear of house-breaking, or robbery on the highway. The country is, perhaps, too thinly inhabited to produce many of that description of thieves termed foot pads, or highwaymen. They are usually the spawn of great cities; the effect of the spurious desires generated by wealth, rather than the desperate strug, gles of poverty to escape from misery.

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GONDALBERT:

A FRAGMENT IN THE MANNER OF OSSIAN.

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HE grey mists of evening curl over the valley. The

mountain breezes fan the dark-bending pines. Snrill sounds the shepherd's whistle over the heath, and mute is the vale-bosomed hamlet. Son of Anfekir, why art thou sad ? Soul-troubled chief, why rovest thou in the castle of other times? Silent now is the dwelling of the mighty! The ruftling ivy waves from its battle

The owl leeks her nest in the ruins. Mirth reigns not in the hall, and filent is the song of harps. The tales of other days are heard no more! -no more they mingle with the spirit-rousing lyre. The heroes of

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other times are departed and gone, as the yellow beams of the sun fee away when the storm lours over the mountain. The wind waves the grass of their toinbs; the wild stream murmurs near their dwelling.

Gondalbert was fierce in the battle, as the wolf of Romanza. Loud was his voice, as the roaring of the

Noble were the steps of the darkfrowning chief. In yon castle, the minstrel oft recorded his valour, there fent he round the goblet in the joy of his soul. Mighty were the deeds of Gondalbert in the field, mighty was the son of Rodrigo in the battle.

The sun arose over the hills of mist. The gems of Aurora gleam'd on the thistle, when Gondalbert with the sword of his fathers, fought the battle of heroes.The morning breezes waved the plume of his helmet. The fun-beams Aashed from his shield. Many were the chiefs that followed him, many were the javelins that glittered as the stars of night. They rushed on to battle, like the noise of a thousand torrents when they dash from the summits of the snow-crested Alps. Dreadful was the contests of chiefs. The raven flapped her jerry wings, and rejoiced at the carnage. The songs of a thousand harps echoed over the heath, and urg'd the warriors to giory. Gondalbert rulhed through their ranks, as the tawny lion when surrounded bursts through the nets of the hunters. Many fell by his sword, many fent he to dwell with their fathers--Logron of the misty ftream died by his hand. Few were the days of his youth on the hills of his country, and small was the fame of Logran. Long did Soluna look from her castle on the mountains, long did the mourn the delay of her hurband. Sickness overcame the soft-bosomed daughter of Omphir. The tomb, clasped the wife of Logron! Beneath the cypress they fleep, and mournful is the music of the dark-waving tree ! Mighty were the deeds of Gondalbert in the field of carnage. Swiftly Bed the foe over the mountains. On flew the chief, a spear itruck the breast of the hero he rolled in his blood.-The

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thades of death hovered around him; dim was the eye of Gondalbert !—The battle ceased the minstrels mourned over the fallen chief. A thousand lyres gave their plaintive music and thus sung the harpers of other days ! Lynn, July 5, 1798.

G, GOODWIN,

LETTER, XECENTLY WRITTEN FROM A JEW TO HIS BRETHREN,

CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF

A NEW JEWISH REPUBLIC.

(Translated from the Italian) BROTHERS, TOU who have groaned for so many ages under the

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wish to burst from the state of degrading humiliation in which intolerant and barbarous religions have placed you? Contempt accompanies us every where. Our sufferings are unpitied or despised. The unshaken conftancy with which we have persevered in the faith of our ancestors, far from procuring us the admiration which is due to fuch a conduct, has only increased the unjust hatred which all nations bear towards us. It is only by affecting the exterior of baseness and misery that we are enabled to secure our property and preserve our unhappy existence. It is at least time to take off this insupportable yoke-It is time to resume our rank among the other nations of the universe.

Vile robbers poffefs that sacred land which our ancestors were compelled to yield to the Romans. They profane the holy city which we defended with so much courage. Pusterity has preferved a dreadful remembrance of the struggle-We, surely, have not forgotten it. That courage has only lumbered; the hour to

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awaken it is arrived. O my brethren ! let us rebuild the Temple of Jerusalem !

An invincible nation, which now fills the world with her glory, has shewn us what the love of country can perform. Let us implore her generofity-request her affiftance ; and we may be assured that the philosophy which guides the chiefs of that sublime nation will induce them to give our demand a favourable reception.

We are more than six millions of people scattered over the face of the earth. We possess immense riches. Let us employ the means that are in our power to restore us to our country. The moment is propitious; and to profit of it, it is our duty. The following are the means best suited for carrying this holy enterprize into execution :

There shall be established a council, the members of which shall be elected by the Jews who are spread over Europe, Asia, and Africa, whatever be their sect, in the following manner :

1. The Italian Tribe.—The Jews who inhabit the Roman, Cisalpine and Ligurian republics, the states of Tuscany and Parma, and the kingdoms of Naples and Sicily, Thail send electors to Rome, charged with the nomination of one member of the council. The same shall be done by each tribe.

2. The Helvetic Tribe. Those who inhabit Swit. zerland and the states of the King of Sardinia, shall send their electors to Geneva.

3. The Hungarian Tribe. Those who inhabit Hungary, Austria, Bohemia, and the territory, which for. inerly belonged to Venice, Ihall send their electors to Vienna.

4. The Polish Tribe --Those who inhabit the coun. try heretofore called Poland, Moldavia and Walachia, Thall send their electors to Cracovia.

5. The Rusian Tribe. Those who inhabit the states of the Emperor of Ruflia, with the exception of the Crimea, and the country situated on the Black fea, hall send their electors to Moscow.

6. The Northern Tribe.-Those who intabit Sweden and Denmark thall send their electors to Copenhagen.

7. The British Tribe. Those who inhabit the British islands shall send their electors to London.

8. The Spanish Tribe. Those who inhabit Spain and Portugal, shall send their electors to Cadiz.

9. The Gallic Tribe. Those who inhabit France, including the conquered countries, shall send their electors to Colmar.

10. The Dutch Tribe. Those who inhabit Holland, shall send their electors to Amsterdam.

11. The Prusian Tribe.-Those who inhabit the electorate of Hanover, and the states of the King of Prussia, Ihall send their electors to Berlin.

12. The German Tribe. Those who inhabit the other states of the empire, fhall send their electors to Franck fort on the Main.

13. The Turkish Tribe. Those who inhabit the Cris mea, the banks of the Black sea, the states of the Grand Seignor in Europe, including all the Greek islands, thall send their electors to Constantinople.

14. The Afiatic Tribe.-Those who inhabit Turkey in Asia, shall send their electors to Smyrna.

15. The African Tribe.-Those who inhabit Egypt, 1 and the territories of the Barbary powers, ihall send their electors to Tunis.

The fifteen deputies of these tribes thall form the council, which fhall hold its fittings at Paris. When they shall have assembled to the number of nine, they may begin to deliberate on the object of their miffion. Their decisions shall have with all the Jews the force of laws; they shall be all obliged to submit to them. The council Thall appoint an agent to communicate to the Executive Directory of France, the proposition which it may be thought proper to make to the French Go

The country we propose to occupy shall include (lia. ble to such arrangements as shall be agreeable to France) VOL. IV.

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