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By thee inspir'd, 'he hero, who ero while "
Spread vast destruction o'er the embattled plains, Retirement seeks, his moments to beguile,
And pour his soften'd soul in pensive strains. To shades impervious to the golden beams
Or yon bright sun, hehold he bends his steps, There to indulge tond fancy's flattering dreams,
And, while he loves, the noise of war lorgels. The shepherd swain, by thee directed, quits
His cender lambs, his pipe, and moss-grown cot; And while his anxious heart with ardor bears,
To win the fair, he seeks a different lot.
He speeds his course, and joins.the martial train
Dauntless he stands, amidst a thousand slain.
Melts into tenderness, and drops a lear;
Tliy sotter ipfiucuce-sce bim chang'd appear.
His laurel'd head, and lavs his books aside; While, with before unknown anxiety,
He socks his lov'd Matilda íur his bride. But not to nations civiliz'd confin'd
The world at large owns thy diffusive power;" Alike, O Love! dost thou in letters bind
The iree born Brilon and the caprivē Moor. Where music wa:bles o'er the Latian plains,
And the soft sounds re-echo through the grove, No marvel that if there love conquering reigns,
For melody attunes the soul to love..
Where gen us smiles not, nor sair science chears;
See where, u'er sultry Indus' scorching plains,
The negro youth his captive state deplores; Where slavery stalking, clanks her galling chains,
And haughty tyrants grasp the golden stores. Ah! see, bencath some friendly shade reclin'd,
The sable maid, by love's soft power suhdu'd, Pours out the artless burthen of her mind,
And charms the cars of list’ning Oronood. (Her beauteous form, in jetty charms array'd,
The enamour'd Oronood had long admir'd; And as in sad suspence he pensive sıray’d,
Enraptur'd heard the strains her love inspir'd.) To lands that frecze, within the frigid zone, · Muse speed thy flight, and view love's empire there; See shivering Laplanders his influence own,
And rougher Zemblians his soft bondage wear. Tho' Sol refuse with genial warmth to cheer Those ice-bound climes where winter soyereigo
reigns, Yet, that love's holy power is known e'en there,
Witness ye Lapland sonnets' pensive strains. Should this soft influence reach my Rachael's heart,
On, may it meet a faithful kind repurn From one whose manly soul, devoid of art,
Shall honor truth, and mean disguises scorn! So shall her gentle bosom never know
The pangs that oft the conscious spirit move; But wreaths of thornless roses bind her brow,
The thornless roses of propitiuus Loye. Wilton-Cottage,
ANNA MARIA. Taunton, Somerset.
A NEW SONG.
When steady and sincere-
The sympathetic tear,
Friendship may o't its worth impart,
Does oft its value prove,
Like that of mutual love.
When two congenial icmpers meet,
Warm'd by love's gentle fires,
Which confidence inspires,
And thus its value prove-
Like that of mutual love.
Appointed to join hands,
Shall hail the happy hands-
Connubial bliss to prove,.
TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN BYT. CAMPBELL, ESQ.
Auther of the 'Pleasures of Hope.
And flow'ry fountains mine,
To prop the tender yine.
And under each green spreading bow'r
To many a sportive hour,
But farther still extend thy lesson,
Raise thou niy thoughts to better scenes":
Of value more than what it seems.
Which, like thysell, no end can shew;
Shall bind immortal virtue's brow,
Sorrow must follow all our joy;
Shall e'en the hymencal bond destroy.
Pallio and l,on that bles, shore,
And love's soft bonds dissolve no more.
ANNA MARIA, Taunton, Somerset.
the West Indies, 1796.
Secret Memoirs of the Court of Petersburg, particu.
larly towards the End of the Reign of Catherine II. and Commencement of that of Paul I. forming a Description of the Manners of Petersburg at the Close of the Eighteenth Century; and coniaining various Anecdotes, collected during a Resi. dence of ten Years in that Capital. Together with Remarks on the Education of the Grand Dukes--the Manners of the Ladies and the Religion of the People. Translated from tbe French. In two Volumes. Longman and Rees. 105.
THE present misunderstanding between us and
1 Rusia renders every thing respecting the characters and manners an object of greater curiosity. The conduct of Panl has been so strange that even politicians are puzzled to account for it-our noble ally is at once changed into the bitterest enemy.
The Russians appear, from this publication, to be a mctley character, and many of them may be pronounced half way between barbarity and civilization. But a sketch will be expected of this work.
The two volumes are distributed into eleven chap. ters, under the following titles-The King of Sweden's visit to Petersburg.-Catherine II.-Of the Favorites - Accession of Paul, -Has Paul reason