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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.
Where thund'ring war her bloody standard rears,

He speeds his course, and joins.the martial train
And while his Daphne on bis mind he bears,

Dauntless he stands, amidst a thousand slain.
The harden'd stoic, hy thy power subdu'd,

Melts into tenderness, and drops a lear;
Tho' wont to boast how long be bad withstood

Tliy sotter ipfiucuce-sce bim chang'd appear.
The darling son of science bends to thee

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..
Bui turn, O muse, and other climes survey,

Where gen us smiles not, nor sair science chears;
Sce ruder nat ons own his gentle sway,
And the fierce savage in his train appears.

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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.


TFRIENDSHIP's 'a noble generous flame,

When steady and sincere-
I woes oppress, from it we claim

The sympathetic tear,

Friendship may o't its worth impart,

Does oft its value prove,
But there's no friendship cheers the heart

Like that of mutual love.

When two congenial icmpers meet,

Warm'd by love's gentle fires,
Ah! then the bliss enjoy'd, how great,,

Which confidence inspires,
For each to each their cares impart,

And thus its value prove-
For there's no friendship cheers the hcart

Like that of mutual love.
At length arrives th' expected day

Appointed to join hands,
The dance and merry roundelay

Shall hail the happy hands-
And long may Hymen joys impart,

Connubial bliss to prove,.
For there's no friendship cheers the heart
Like that of mutual love.


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Auther of the 'Pleasures of Hope.
WEET Isor, were thy suony realm

And flow'ry fountains mine,
Thy waters I would shade with elm,

To prop the tender yine.
My golden flaggons I would fill
With rosy draught from every hill,

And under each green spreading bow'r
My gay companions should prolong
The laughi, the revel, and the song,

To many a sportive hour,

But farther still extend thy lesson,

Raise thou niy thoughts to better scenes":
So shalt thou prove a real blessing,

Of value more than what it seems.
Remind of heaven's eternal circle,

Which, like thysell, no end can shew;
Where wreaths of ever-living myrtle

Shall bind immortal virtue's brow,
In this frail state of man's existence,

Sorrow must follow all our joy;
Ah! there's an hour, at no great distance,

Shall e'en the hymencal bond destroy.
But in that world no bliss is fleeting,

Pallio and l,on that bles, shore,
Shall know a second happy meeting,

And love's soft bonds dissolve no more.

ANNA MARIA, Taunton, Somerset.

Written at Sea, when returning a widowed Voyager from

the West Indies, 1796.
ALONE on life's tempestuous ocean cast,
A A widow, ere the morn online he past;
Ah! by what skill shall I those rocks avoid,
Which break the foaming wayes on every side!
My much lov'd Follio now no more appears,
To sooth my sorrows and subdue my fears,
With skiliul band my feeble bark to guide,
And bid the threatning dangers all subside.
My God! henceforth do thou my pilot be,
And guide me salciy through his croublous sca;
Oh teach me how the heavenly port to gail,
While billows heave, 300 syrens lure in vain;
And sicady as the needle to the polc, .
To thce shall point the affcctions of my soul.

Literary Review.

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

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