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Lines on a vifit to Monafteroris, near Eden-
derry, in the King's County.
ASSISTANCE lend me, ye tuneful choir,
New ftring your harps, and unite with


With flowery lays my mufe intpire, Immerg'd in pure fublimity.

To praise a feat of rural pleasure, Gifts divine, and exquifite lore; Where Ceres keeps her richeft treafure, Vegetating in fertile store.

Within the fhades of its myrtle how'rs
The fylvan niads enraptur'd play ;
And nymphs, tho' rural, whofe vocal
} pow'rs,
Attracts the warblers from the spray.
The winding ftreams of limpid water,


That gently murmurs thro' the dales
Exempts the mind from fad diforder,
And gloomy thoughts with mirth re

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From vict'ry, in triumph fee him rife,
A conftilation bright, to yonder skies;
Refulgent there he fhines, the leading

To guide to glory ev'ry British tar.

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Where Calpe's rocks, rebellious to the
In pride appear'd the fleets of France and
High on the deck th' intrepid hero stood,
While off Cape Trafalgar their pom he
(for war,
His line quick form'd, and all prepar'd
A dauntless hero feem d each British tar

No ferpent guile his gen'rous bosom knew : England he cried expects each man' in His country's glory all he had in view.


To do his duty' and support her right. Through all the fleet the charge resounded far,

And wak d to valour ev'ry Baittsh tar. Prevaricating hits great Nelfon fpurn'd ; For bartle dangers ardently he burn'd. Victory or death' th' exulting hero cries; Victory or death!' re-echoed to the skies! While glory beam d from his illustrious ftar,

Victory or death!' cried ev'ry British tar. 'Midft dusky clouds of fmoke, and bellowing rage,


Cool and intrepid, foremost to engage
(His heroes true to fign every min),
In Gallant order Nelfon led the van;
Nelfon in virtue great, as brave in war,
The bright example of each British tar.
By friendship chear'd, and valours facred

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In Vict'ry's arms the hero falls !—he dies! Triumphant fhouts on fighs now pass away, And torrow o'ercaft its brightest day.

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Immortal fame fhall found his name afar, Belov'd and mourn'd by ev'ry British tar.

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In manly fashion Collingwood prefs'd on,
And fav'd the laurels Nelfon's prowels won.
In honors' caufe ftill may he perfevere,
And teach like Nelfon Britain's toes to fear;
Teach them that, proud to were true vaš
lour's car,

They yet muft yield to Britain's noble


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Thrice noble hero!-o'er his clay cold


To latest time his countrymen fhall mourn; And, while to his remains they honors give,

In ev'ry memory Nelson's name fhall live
His tame fhall tell to regions diftant far,
The peerlets courage of the British tar,
Imagination vainly would aspire
To paint the patriot's and the hero's fire.
Let Copenhagan fpeak!-Aboukir's bay!
Where Gallia's pride in terror died away.
In danger fearless refolute in war,
No hero equals Britain's gallant tar.
The nation's debt of gratitude great shade,
Immortal Nelfon to thy mem'ry paid,
To heav'n we turn, with fupplicating eyes,
And pray that future Nelions may arise,
To teach Napoleon and his friends in
They still must ftoop to Britain's valiant
32 Dawfon-fireet,
P. ES,
May 6, 1808.


On hearing Mifs E→→n O'H—r—a of N.
Row, Play on the Piano Forte.

AH! is it possible for human art [train
To touch thefe keys, and caufe so sweet a
Sure, when fuch facred raptures they im-
Some hands divine thus prompts them to
O! how the foul in extacy is loft, [ears!
When fuch enchanting numbers strike the
She feems transported to tome heav'nly
Where love and mufic tune the roiling
!mufic, daughter of eternal love.
To earth's grand bound art thou returned
once more,

The botom of thy fav'rite maid to move,
And thrill the foul with joys unknown
Orpheus, of old, could to the trembling
Make ev'n the lavage train attentive


He, favour'd bard, felt thy ethereal fire
And thy celestial concords could com-

But should another Orpheus try his skill,
And melt the foul to grief, or fire with
'Tis E--n's power alone that
rage mult
Tis her diviner trains that grief affuage
June 14, 1808,

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An English Version of an Infcription, &c. Vid.
pag. 250. Ap. Mag.
ALAS! this thady walnut-tice beneath,
In his untimely grave, poor Hold-faft's
Having, thro' life, with Honefty and faith,

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Death.) In the original patibulum, gallows.

compofition thrown to dogs, chiefly as a Bribes.) Offa fignifies a cake, or fone

bribe ;

Melle foporatam et medicatis frugibus offam

Obtulit. Virg. Æneis book 6. a Nocturnal tribes.) Sol (dies) invenit illum vitam tàm utilem agentem; Luna (nax) reliquit amarum malis; mors arripuit charum bonis.

b Marauders &c.) Prædo, prædator, Latro, &c. in the original; the two fift are nearly alike and fignify a robber, or plunderer; but prædator has fometimes a very bad meaning: Latro fignifies a cut purie; Fur, a common thiet; and Furci. fer, a thief formerly punished by carrying on his back, thro' the city, a crofs or gallows. He's

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fe plundrers, whom you fear'd from whom
you Aed away!!!
A. D.


opener! } his eyes { June 12. 1798.


Dec. $ Can Westmonafterienfis fhew where has found the word evicina; and fubter ad fortiter accented?

The Happy Couple. An Epitaph. IERE lies a happy pair below, Who knew not matrimonial woe, And ne'er exprefs'd a wish to part, Love the regent of each heart: Without a cloud their minutes roll'd, And life's lat tands were tands of gold. What precious rains! what charming weather !

You afk'd how long they liv'd together? from good authority I peakThey liv'd together one whole week!

The Courteous Lodging Letter. IN fearch of a lodging Dick wander'd along,

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eyes of Europe now fixed, and there the fovereign of France its arbiter on the deftinies of Spain. What a contrast to the fcenes of former times! when the ancestor of the royal competitors for the crown left Paris o take poffeffion of the throne of Spam, and feat the Bourbon dynasty in the Efcurial! The Bourbons are now fuing to a Corfican-to a man whofe ancestors were not known in the time of Louis XIV.they are fuing to him to determine which is to be a king; he is to decide between the father and the fon, and his word wili be the law. Whether he will condefcend to let a Bourbon reign, or if he does, which he will chofe, time must determine. The real fact is, that whichever again affumes the title of king, it is of little confequence, for neither will enjoy in future real kingly power: that is now vested in B naparte, and the nominal king of Spain will in fact be only the deputy of the French emperor.

At the court of Bonaparte, at Bayonne, are not only the old king and queen of Spain, with their fon (the new king), but alio the late fallen minifter the prince of the peace 3 all three important perfonages at the prefent time, and all three to be made ufe of by the puiffant emperor as occafion may require. It was expected that Bonaparte would have gone to Madrid to fettle the difference, but he prefers the fafer fituation for a time, and his armies are arranging matters, if netesfary for his prefence.

State of Public Affairs.

THE courts of France and Spain have ween transferred to Bayonne. On that ipot

The points in dispute between the two kings are the nature of the abdication of the father, and the right of the fon to affume the reigns of government. If the abdication was an act of force and violence, the younger muft fall to the ground, and the difcuffion on thefe cafes may be prolonged by Bonaparte at will. What the prince of peace has to do there it is not easy to determine. If the rights of fovereigns can be tried by an emperor, the right or the crimes of a fubject are cognizable only by his own lord, and his fate will depend on that of his matter. If the old king is ref tored, he will carcely be adopted. His abdication will probably be deemed valid, and the young king s claim will not foon be lettled. it is faid, however, that he latter has expreffed a degree of contrition for his conduct, and it is even afferted that he has refigned his crown. Nothing is im probable in this cafe. Both ather and fon are weak men, both incapable of, ruling a nation in troublercine times.

Disturbances have prevailed in Madrid, and rifen to fuch an height as to require via gorous exertions on the part of the French, Blood has been shed on both fides, but the Spaniards were brought into order. ithout a head, without any perfon in whom they

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they can confide, what can the people do? Detpotifm never fees its folly till it is too late. This is fufficiently exemplified in the two great kingdoms of France and Sorin. The Bourbon family, in two of its branches, had the poffeffion of thefe kingdoms, and they obtained the great obiect of their ambition-abfolue rule, without the intervention of the constitutional authorities, fo wifely placed under them in France; the affembly of the three eftates in Spain, the Cortez. What did the Bourbon family gain by this conqueft over their own fubjects? The difguft of the middle ranks, and an apathy to their interefts, except in those who were paid to fupport them. The destruction of the family was brought about by different modes in the new kingdoms: in the one by the people themselves rifing against their fovereign, in the other by the people fitting tamely by, whilft a foreign army was taking poffeffion of the kingdom. Deipots will not learn by thefe examples, but continue in the utual progreis, they will exafperate the people till they turn with rage or indignation again their mafteis, or they will fo break their spirits, that it is indifferent to them who is their mafter. Thus Providence teachs mankind, that government is of high unport, and that they who will not ftudy its duties, merit to be hurled from their thrones, and to be made an example to the world. We may extend our pity to fuffering individuals, but for the fake of a few, the interefts of the many are not to be facrificed.

It is a curious question whether Bonaparte will now go to Madrid. He will not do it unless he has fecured the country completely by his troops. At pen the Spanish army must be completely we kened, the officers fcarcely knowing of whom they hold their commiffions. Many reforms must take place in the kingdom, and thofe will proceed as a boon from the French em peror, not from a Spanth monarch. The enlightened mind of the former will know how to turn every thing to his own advantage, and it will not be difficult for him to appear in the light of a ber efactor. No hing has as yet tranfpired of his intentions, and it is probable that every thing has been determined upon at Bayonne, before it is read in the privy council of Spain. Very probable Gibraltar will be an object of his military plans, and if we can keep the French and Spanish forces employed, as we did in a preceding war, it may be fome fatisfaction to us, that his entry into Spain has not met with complete fuccefs.

In Portugal every ting follows his will. The late reigning family has no intere in the minds of the bulk of their subject, and their departure is not regretted but by thote

whofe property is in danger from the ram city of the French. These persons are dai ly endeavouring to get away, and thus af. fording new pretexts for plunder to the n ing powers. Very fevere edicts have bea iffued, and great care is taken to prevent a correspondence with our fleets. The fear city of provifions is, however, by no means of that nature as was at firit repreferred. Some articles are dear, but the country very far from being under any apprehen on of famine. Our accounts, however, from the interior of that country are fa fcanty, that its real state is hardly to be aí certaine !.

From the Youth of Europe our attention is called to the north, and the king of Swe den claims the respect due to his spirit of chivalry. He has manfully thrown down the gauntlet to his two great antagonis, Ruthia, and Denmark, and as yet the French troops have not affailed him. Itis to be hoped that our iquadrons will be able to prevent a landing of the French in Swe den, and alto, by cruizing in the Baric, to prevent a Ruffin armament from con voying its troops over the gulph of Both nia. As yer the war has been to the difal vartage of the king of Sweden. The Ruf fians may be faid to be at this moment maf ters of Finland; they have taken Swa borg, the Gibraltar of the north, and with this important fortress have poffeffed themfelves of great quantities of naval and mi litary ftores, and the Swedith flotilla in the harbour of Sweaborg. This is a t blow to the king; for his army in Finland muft now either retreat, or be fupported by a confiderable army tiom Sweden. It it retreats, the Ruffians will place themfelves in fecurity in the ports on the eaft of the gulpa o Bothnia, ready to transport them elves into Sweden, and attack the north, while the French are invading the iouth of that kingdom. If the Finland army fheud be enforced, then the strength of the inte rior of Sweden will be diminished, and great danger is to be apprehended from the Danes and French.

It is most probable that Finland is left to its fate, and the next accounts will be, that the greatest part of the Swedish army in Finland has fhared the fate of the fortress of Sweaborg. Sull Sweden is not conquer ed. The news of the lots of this fortress has not damped the ardour of the chival rous king. On receiving the news, he im mediately broke the commanding officer in council with him, who had not protested against the convention. We do not ima. gine that this is the beft way to remvigo. rate his army. He might have opped till a 'court martial had been holden on the con duct of the officers, and their guilt had


the Swedes are far from being fatisfied with the inroads made on their conftitution in late reigns.

The east of Europe promifes fome scenes of warfare before the fummer is over The Porte, it is faid, has broken with the French, refusing to comply with their requeft to be permitted to pafs an army through the Turkish dominions to attack us in India. Conftantinople has given a fufficient leffon to its poffeffors to beware of fuch friends. The Franks were fome ages ago permitted to enter its vicinity in their way to the Holy Land, and they returned the compliment by taking poff ffion of the town. If their fucceffors, the French, had a fimilar permiffion, we should dread a fimilar fate for the Turkish metropolis. But whether the French are permitted or not to pass by this road, the fall of Conftantinople. feems to be near at hand. This will be a good pretext for the French, and as foon as Bonaparte has fettled matters in Spain and Portugal, he will avail himself of it to make a divifion of the Turkish dominions in Europe.

In this cafe little difficulty is to be ap. prehended. The moment the French enter Greece, they will find the native Greeks prepared to receive them, and the Turks, divided among themiclves, able to make very litle refittance. As they approach the capital, the fiength of the Turks will be more concentrated, but the united itrength of Auftria and France muft overpower them. Conftantinople will again become an European capital, and the activity and energy of the French will give new life to the detponding Greeks. Degraded for so inany years by abje&t flavery and a molt wretched fuperaition, they may till revive, and the Turks themselves, leaving the fooleries of their Koran, my become capabie of better civilitation. No one can tell to what extent the effects of the French revolution will reach, but if this divertion is made by the Turks, it will tave for fome time longer our poffeffions in India from an attack, which threatens a complete overthrow of our power in the east.

Europe prefents us with falling thrones. One fovereign feems to have choien a better part than the reit, and by qui ting a kingdom in which he could only have been the viceroy of bonapte, he has made his elcape to a great continent, where with common prudence he may lay the foundati on of an empire, that may in iplendour outthine hereafter that of the conqueror of Europe. The news is confirmed, that the pince regent of Fortugal is the acknowedged 'overeign of the Brazils. He nas eftabluibed his count, and been received with acclamations by the natives, who are pleatsed

een completely afcertained. General Whitelocke was not difmiffed from the ferrice till after a trial: and we fhould have thought it very ftrange if the duke of York bad been cashiered, when he faved, himself and army by his articles of convention with a French general.


In the convention at Sweaborg a very extraordinary article has been introduced, and evidently with the defign of bringing the conduct of the English at Copenhagen into contempt. The article runs thus flotilla ihall be rettored to Sweden, according to the particular return made thereof, after the conclufion of peace, in cafe that England should also restore, to Denmark the fleet which the took laft year. Now there feems to be no analogy between the two cafes. Ruffia by fair war, and after a de. claration of war, takes a fortrels ani a flotilla; England, without a declaration of war, and in time of profeffed peace and amity, feizes the fleet of its friends, and fet on fire his capital. There is no comparilon in the values of the fleet and the flotilla, and it is evident this article can be introduced with a view only of acting upon the minds of the Swedish nation, and particularly upon that part of it which holds our conduct at Copenhagen in indignation, This is to thew, that the war is not fo much with the Swedish nation as the Sweduh king, and that the ground of it is his adherence to the caule of England. In the French can make a landing in Sweden, they will a at themielves of fimilar artifices, and the chivalrous king must be as much upon his giard againit the treachery of his own fubjects as the word of his enemy.

How far the attack upon Norway has ucceeded we cannot tell. It is attonithing now impertect our accounts are from the countries which are still open to us. But we cannot conceive that the king of Sweden, will derive any great advantage from this attack If it requires many troops, they will be carried too far from home at the time they are molt needed. As we have fent off a grand expedition, if it is directed to the foach of his kingdom, it may with our fleet be very efficacious to his relief, and Bonaparte may wait another fummer before he receives difpatches from Bernadotte, dated at Stockholm. Indeed, it we confider the state of the two countries, Sweden and Denmark, and our fuperiority at fea, it feems impoffible that the French, should be able to land an army in Sweden, Without very great mitmanagement. The nest report will fet us at eale on this head, and then Sweden has to fear only the attack of Ruffia, an attack which it is completely competent to ward off, uniets the king has loit the confidence of his subjects many of

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