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SELECT POETRY. LET Russia's TRIUMPH Rouse the WORLD If true themselves, th' Invader must retire, TO ARMS!
Pursued, at last, by Fawine! Sword ! anda Addressed to the Nations groaning under
[view! BUONAPARTE's. Yoke.
BRITANNIA * points, and mark the glorious By William Thomas Fitz-Gerald, Esq.
Her spear to Frauce, her olive-brauch to you;
[know, THE love of country, glowing in the wind, Fight but your battle, and she bids you
Adorns the story of The Russian HIND; Her virtuons Monarch is no more your foe. Without one murmur to the Aames he
Nations,arise ! and, in your vengeauce just, yields
[fields; Reduce your vile OPPRESSOR into dust! His home, and all the produce of his Chase from the earth his base, detested That when th' invading Fue arriv'd-he
And end the history of your own disgrace ! Nor food, nor sbelter on the wasted ground !
Then shall the groaning World, from bonda Then see the BLOOD-NURS'D CORSICAN adVance,
[FRANCE; Taste all the sweets of Peace and Liberty. With all the strength of half-exhausted With Vassal Nations mingled in his train, Slaves from The Tiber! Bondsmen from
Jan. 5. The Maine!
[own, THE communicator of the verses at Who, dragg'd to fight in quarrels not their p. 566, of your last Volume, said Extend that thraldom under which they to be" from the eldest Almanack known,” groan!
would have grauified the curious by Ambition to enslave the human race, mentioning the date. Are they tran. Made him o'erlook the prospect of dis- scribed from the Shepherd's Kalendar, grace;
which is generally esteemed as the earliest But soon he saw the end of Fortune's tide, privted work of that description in our For Heaven resolv'd to crush the Tyrant's Javguage? The style and orthography I pride;
(alarms, should conjeciure to place them nearly as Towns wrapt in Aames, are Beacons of recent as the reigo of King James.There And the whole Russian Nation fly to arms! is lying before me “ The Glasse of Vainein various battles beaten, foil'd in all, glorie : Travslated out of S. Augastine by Wheu Frenzy urg'd him on to Moscow's W. P. Doctor of the Lawes,” 1600, which 'wail,
[fame, was probably first printed in 1592t, there Where vainly he had bop'd to blast the being a table for those using the Almanack And blot from Europe's annals Russia's pretixed, to make it serve for twelve years; name,
[there? viz, 1592 to 1603. The author has placed What did the BAFFLED TYRANT meet with at the top of each month, as embellishments, But BURNING RUINS! PAMINE! and De- some spirited wood-cuts of incidental subSPAIR!
jects, with a quatrajn immediately followThe Elements against his crimes conspire, ing of agricultural instructions, and a couAnd prove as faial as both sword and fire, plet at the end fraught with advice for Compell’d to seek for safety in retreat, bodily health. The close imitation these His armies suffer ev'ry day defeat! verses bear to the style and manner of TusDeath-struck, and bleach'd by life-con- seri, whose rare and curious work has lately suming frost,
been restored to us with such an ample He sees his wretched legions hourly lost; and elaborate commentary by Dr. Mavor, Shame and Confusion bang upon his rear, may render them sufficiently interesting to Where Dea.b rides awful on The Cos- be worthy insertion,
E. Hoop. SACK's spear!
(tiread, Aud he who kept the trembling world in
* The concluding ten lines are quoted Can find no corner to conceal his head.
from the Author's Address to The Lite. From Russian Wilds a voice tremendous
RARY FUND for 1809, cries,
[arise! EUROPE, AWAKE! and from your TRANCE
+ In 1593 it was printed for John WinRise! with the strength of congregated
det. Herbert's Typographical Antiquities, waves,
p. 1230. Cens. Literaria, Vol. X. p. 101. Erect your heads! and be no longer # Durfey, in his poem of “ Collin's Walk Endure no more the odious Gallic chain, round London,” 1690, mentions “ Tusser, Rise in a mass! and be yourselves again!
fana'd for rural wit ;” adding, by way of The great example follow that you see, note, that “ he was an antique author Burst your vile bonds, and set your chil- famous for writing a book of Husbandry, dren free!
and was just as good a poet for a gar. And be this truth convey'd to future times, dener, as our late Taylor was for a waterNations are only conquer'd by their crines !
Thrust sickle in some part of your hard Downe with your timber wood and let it
(worne. not stand,
[land, But first let the moneth be well nigh out Remembring for barlie to fallowe your Walke warely I will thee, From hedges and trees brush all needless For ill smelles may kill thee. sprigs,
Reape downe your rie, and shocke vp your
[eate ; Let Phisicke reliene thee.
Your summer fruites gather, the sweeter to FEBRUARY
And downe with such otes as God shall you Superfluous branches from trees prune send, away,
Prouided this moneth drawe toward an end. And suffer not mosse vpon them to stay : Burning heate may annoy thee, Plash and twist hedges, rif vp your lee. Quaking cold may destroy thee. land,
SEPTEMBER. Lay quicksets, plant roses, the Spring is at
Now reape vp your barlie, least that it be To warmnesse betake thee,
(care and cost : Least colde agues shake thee*.
Your beanes and your peason to quite March.
Remembring alwaies the age of the moone, Your barly land labor with plough and So shall you do nothing too late, or too plogb share,
(care; The roots of your fruit trees to couer haue With raw frute to g!ut thee, Ply planting and graffing, Sow beans, In perill may put thee. oates, aud peason,
OCTOBER. Set sitruls 'and sage, for now is the season.
To sowe wheat ard rie a while take the Eate good meates and purge thee,
[raine : Let blaud, if neede vrge thee.
In this monthes beginning for feare of the APRIL
Scowre diches and pondes, set apples and Sowe barlie this season in land that is strong,
[and commes. Your garden hearbes setting delaye not too Peares, walnuts, and filberds, for time goes long:
(seede, Let warme meates suffise thee, To sowe hempe and faxe and other good And tread drie Laduise thee. As cucummers and inelons, this month you
November. had neede.
Now serueth the season to sowe wheate and hoalsome bathes vse thee,
(and drie : Sweete hearbs there to chuse thee.
At this monthes beginning, in ground hot May.
Some labour bestowe your hedges to plash, Sow parsly and onions, coriander 'and Yourwood to cut downe,and chiefly your ash. leekes,
[weekes : If stomach forsake thee, Smallage and basill, these four pleasant Then tart receits make thee. Stirre vp your land for wheate and for rie,
DECEMBER. And have to your cattell a circumspect eie.
Downe with your timber wood you that will To thinne diet traine thee,
[rive: And from sloth refraine thee.
And trust me by triall the same shail not JUNE.
Good digging of gardens, remouing of bees, Your doong carrie out to comfort your Vnwrieng the roo es of all your fruite trees. feeld,
[yeeld; With warme clothing fit thee, And bring home such fewel as your woods Least nipping cold bit thee. Mow downe your medowes, which doe lie lowe,
[inust sow. To his worthy Friend, Mr. Thomas HEYRICK, And tender herbe seeds this moneth you
on his ingenious Puems. Take drinke to content tliee,
LONG hath the sacred, venerable, name If thirst doe torment thee.
Of Poet (once so highly rais'd by fame) JULY.
Been, nor unjustly, trampled under feet; Cut downe your hie medowes whiles wether
Their laurels blasted, and their flow'rs is faire,
unsweet. The knots of your fruite trees laje naked
The virgin springs and chaste Pierian gioves
[loves : * Can W. P. be the author of the folo Have been profan'd by base incestuous Jowing well-known lines which are given at Castalian streams, so pure in former the end of February?
(rhymes : “ Thirtie days hath September, April, June, Were since polluted with unhallow'd and November,
When villains durst the Poet's taskipnvade, February hath XXVIII alone, and all the And shameful Vice, dress'd up in masjest thirty and one."
Did heavenly Wit presume to personate : But ransacks Thetis' bosom, and explores While Pocebus and the Nine in mourning Her inmost caverns and her utmost shores; sate.
And strangely duth the vast abyss contain Then blushing Vertue never durst appear, Within the vaster ocean of his brain. For gaudy Flatt'ry her rich robes did wear. All that was ever writ, or done, or said, Affrighted Truth fled the enchanted Well bath he understood and well surground,
vey'd: And Chastity could there no more be Pierian Tempe, where Apollo reigns, False fiends and phantomes onely danc'd And spacious History's delightful plains, around.
And Heay'n and Earth's far distant reWhat shame and grief did then our souls gions lie oppress,
Conspicuous to his sharp sagacious eye. To see the laureate tribe in such distress; Nor yet mere knowledge doth his verse Vile Mævius honour'd, Maro in dis
But, as we're wiser, makes us better grow; Loose Sirens seated in the Muses' place: With moral use it smooths rough Nature's Wise Fancy's sacred flame extinguish'd
[grace ; quite;
And human art with heavenly sense doth Wbile Ignis Fatuus shew'd a cheating light: Vertue in ev'ry lineament doth shine, All were asham'd, and all at this did
Gross the materials, but the form divine. grieve!
Yet, when my Heyrick would advance à. But Heyrick only could our wrongs relieve.
[main; He broke the charm; he ended all the Too high for all that doth on earth respell;
No female vanity, nor lordly ape, And now the obscener vision's fled to Hell: Nor wealthy ignorance, nor witless shape, Now genuine Sense, adorn'd with manly Bespeak his Muse :—but up aloft she flies, grace,
[face; And views bright Virtue with undazzled Doth shew to Heav's his lov'd, majestic
eyes; Now Fancy's various mantle freely, flows; On Vertue only she delights to gaze, While curious Judgement doth her locks To Vertue onely gives deserved praise ; compose,
For, onely Vertue and (which is the same) And braids in artfull knots those tresses Great Rutland, can his panegyricks fair,
claim, That will the hearts of Phoebus' sons en. Chaste Gainsborow, and the heavenly Now charming Wit, which few before did Bridget's name. know,
[ties show ; Nov. 24, 1690. Joshua Barxes. Walks at noon day, doth all her beau
Emmanuel Coll. Cambridge. How sweet her looks, how ravishing her *** The above is, we believe, the only tongue,
(song; copy of English verses which are known What heav'nly treasure s' in her artfull to have been composed by this illustrious How, while she innocently seeks to Scholar please,
[ease, The ravish'd soul forgets her old dis
ON A BELOVED WIFE. And painiess joys and endless pleasures GRIEF, love, and gratitude, devote this sees!
(band's life; Thus to the learned Aragonian king
To her whose virtues bless'd an hus. That healih which Galen's art could never When late in duty's sphere she mildly bring,
[wife, The charming Curtius kindly did impart, As friend, as sister, daughter, mother, And curd bis body, when he'd gain'd
In the bright morn of beauty, joy, and bis heart.
wealth, Here wisely Rowing Eloquence disdains
Insidious Palsy near his victim drew; To be contin'd, but in portic chains; Dash'd from her youthful bands the cup Sweet are the bonds that tye the soul to
[ters threw, sense,
And round her limbs his numbing fet, And scope allow for all things, but offence!
Year after year her Christian firmness Here various Learning doth her wealth
[press ; [shows; And all that's worth our knowledge freely
To check the rising sigh, the tear supAll Nature's secrets offers to our view,
Soothe with soft smiles the fears of anxious love,
(bless. Par more than wat’ry Proteus ever knew,
And Heav'n's correcting hand in silence Tho' he great Neptune's scaly herds doth keep,
[ileep. Thus tried her faith, and thus prepar'd Well vers'd in all the wonders of the
[gave ; For Heyrick's boundless and unwearied The awful call at length th' Almighty mind
(fin'd; She heard resign'd to linger or depart, To this our upper world can't be con- Bow'd her meek head, and sunk into the
Mr, URBAN, Blandford, Dec. 10. E’en wbile the wicked vent their utmost I SHALL feel myself bonoured by your rage,
inserting the following extract from a (With inadvertent malice, trorking out Poem, which, though published, is little The mighty purpose of the Power they known, I believe, but to the Author's friends,
(all intituled “ Ocean," in which, interspersed He, when their passions have accomplish'd with various descriptions of Sea-scenery, Which his high will permits, can cause it has been his endeavour to enforce cer
their wrath tain striking moral lessons, founded on Topraise him, or the remnant can restrain. the analogy, which it has ever been his fa- He rules the tumult, and alike commands vourite object to trace, between the Na- The face of Nature, when the threatning tural and Moral World. Its application
[lifts to the recent events in Russia, and the Scowls o'er the foaming billows, and upturn of fortune that has attended the mo. The roaring waters from their deep-sunk dern Colossus of Despotism, will be easily traced; and I have the additional pleasure As when with placid ray, the rising moon to assure you, in avowing myself to be O'er thy upruffled surface gently sheds the Author, that when written and pub- A silver lustre; while the ebbing waves, lished in 1801, the lines subjoined were Confin'd by laws uneming, to those bounds meant to designate the character to whom They first receiv'd, by slow degrees rethey now apply. Masox CHAMBERLIN.
And leave the stranded vessel to await OCEAN! to thee I dedicate my strain,
The friendly aid of a returning flood. Thou ''secretWorld of Wonders in thyself,"
At such serener hours, how sweet to take (As sung the bard, whose praises ever Some fav'rite station near - the pebbiy break
shore, Spontaneous from my lips); for thou in
And catch at intervals the solemn sound, Art inexhaustibly an object, form’d
As the proud tide repeats its efforts vain, For Britons to admire, who get retain
And, for a time compelld to yield its place, (Under the auspices of Heaven's high will) Recoils in murmurs towards th' abyss Their rank among the nations by thine aid.
Then as each sandy bank uplifts its head, From some tall cliff, whose weather-beaten Triumphant for a season, I reflect brow
How for a'while the guilty sometimes rest Stems the rude force of gathering elements, In false security's imagin'd calm, Baffling the assaults of congregated Heedless of laws, or human or divine : clouds,
[wide, And when returning, with impetuous force, And scattering them in divers channels The swelling surges gain upon the strand, To shed their milder influence o'er the Like that, how speedily they disappear land,
Before God's waken'd wrath. Be this a I love to view the fluctuating gleam That pours new radiance on thy wide-spread Of consolation, when the rumour spreads face,
(change, Of threaten'd tumults, or of savage wars. And watch with care each interesting So may my wishes centre in that world As the subsiding tempest breaks away, Where peace and joy eternally shall dwell, While the first struggling sunbeams penetrate
[gloom, With gradual strength the formidable
Ne jactes, sed præstes. Alternate darting forth with power renew'd, FRANCE threatens England might and
main; Or yielding to the relicks of the storm,
With classic affectation vain, Which swiftly glide before the whistling gale.
She cries, “ Carthago est delenda.” What time the shatter'd vessel spreads
Do if you can, Johu Bull replies, again
See Britain all your threats despise,
While Hearts of Oak defend her.
H, E, point,
[reef'd sail, Beneath whose sheltring head, with close- Some Lines written after hearing Miss TAnd anchor fix'd in some well-chosen spot,
play on the Harp. She watch'd in dread suspense the tedious THEN at her barp she sat with grace, night.
Each beauty miugled in her face; Oh ! let me cherish in my mind a sense Before one charm her fingers drew, Of the all-gracious providence of God, From her soft eyes ten thousand flew ; Who oft amid the moral world displays The eye and hand together play'd, His saving power, protecting still the lives How sweet the symphony they made; Of those who place their confidence in him, But though with taste her fingers flow'd, When his severest judgments are abroad. Her eyes best execution shew'd. M.
HISTORICAL CHRONICLE, 1813.
FROM THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, JAN. 9.
The earnest endeavours of the Prince avail himself of luis continental ascenRegent to preserve the relations of peace dancy, as to constitute himself in a great and amity with the United States of Ame- measure the arbiter of the ocean, notrica baving unfortunately failed, his withstanding the destruction of his feets. Royal Highness, acting in the name and -With this view, by the Decree of Bere on the behalf of his Majesty, deems it liu, followed by that of Milan, he de. proper publicly to declare the causes and clared the British territories to be in a origin of the war, in which the Govern- 'state of blockade ; and that all commerce, ment of the United States has compelled or even correspondence, with Great Bris him to engage. -No desire of conquest, tain was prohibited. He decreed that or other ordinary motive of aggression, every vessel and cargo, which had enhas been, or can be with any colour of tered, or was found proceeding to a Brireason, in this case, imputed to Great tish port, or which, under any circum. Britain: that her commercial interests stançes, had been visited by a British were on the side of peace, if war could ship of war, should be lawful prize : he have been avoided, without the sacrifice declared all British goods and produce, of her maritime rights, or without an in- wherever found, and however acquired, jurious submission to France, is a truth whether coming from the Mother Country which the Ainerican Government will not or from her colonies, subject to confiscadeny.-His Royal Highness does not, tion : he further declared to be dena. however, mean to rest on the favourable tionalized, the flag of all neutral ships presumption to which he is entitled. He that should be found offending against is prepared by an exposition of the cir- these his Decrees : and he gave to this cumstances which have led to the pre- project of universal tyranny, the name of sent war, to show that Great Britain has the Continental System for these atthroughout acted towards the United tempts to ruin the commerce of Great States of America with a spirit of amity, Britain, by means subversive of the forbearance, and conciliation; and to de- clearest rights of neutral nations, France monstrate the inadmissible nature of those endeavoured in vain to rest her justificapreteusions which have at length unhap- tion upon the previous conduct of his pily involved the two countries in war. - Majesty's Government. ---Under circumIt is well known to the world, that it has stances of unparalleled provocation, his been the invariable object of the Ruler of Majesty had abstained from any measure France to destroy the power and inde- which the ordinary rules of the Law of pendence of the British Empire, as the Nations did not fully warrant. Never chief obstacle to the accomplishment of was the maritime superiority of a Bellia his ambitions designs.—He first contem- gerent over his Enemy inore complete plated the possibility of assembling such and decided. Never was the opposite a naval force in the Channel as, com- Belligerent so formidably dangerous in bined with a numerous flotilla, should his power, and in his policy, to the lienable him to disembark in England an berties of all other nations. rance had army sufficient, in his conception, to already trampled so openly and systemasubjugate this country; and through the tically ou the most sacred rights of Neuconquest of Great Britain he hoped to tral Powers, as might well have justified realize his project of universal empire.- the placing her out of the pale of civia By the adoption of an eularged and pro
lized nations. Yet in this extreme case, vident system of internal defence, and by Great Britain had so used her naval as. the valour of His Majesty's fleets and ar- cendavcy, that her Enemy could find no mies, this design was entirely frustrated; just cause of complaint: and in order to and the naval force of France, after the give to these lawless decrees the appearmust signal defeats, was compelled to re- ance of retaliation, the Ruler of France tire from the ocean.-An attempt was then was obliged to advance principles of mamade to effectuate the same purpose by ritime law unsanctioned by any other au. other means ; a system was brought for- thority than his own arbitrary will.--The ward, by which the Ruler of France pretexts for these Decrees were, first, that hoped to annihilate the commerce of Great Britain had exercised the rights of Great Britain, lo shake her public credit, war against private persons, their ships, and to destroy her revenue ; to render and goods; as if the only object of legiCest. Mag. January, 1813,