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POETRY.

would pass,

PALMYRA.

| Callid the quick blood to mantie in her

face ; A Tale.......... Continued.

Then, in blind pleasure lost, sbe yield.

ed all To wild, wild dreams, and thought not

of despair. PALMYRA, mark'd his sorrows as they And now, six tedious moons had worn rose,

away, Heard his loud sighs, and watch'd with Since mourn'd Pyrocles, and Palmyra troubl'd fear,

lov'dThe big drop hastening o'er his youth - When rous'd to arms, the hurried solful cheek;

diers pour, But if he smiled, and cast his heav'nly Eager, from all the camp; with tor: eyes

tured heart, But kindly on her, and with magic voice Sbrieks, tears, and prayers, Palmyra Utter'd one word of peace ; if to his lips sces them go; Grateful, her hand was held, she trem. On her fond father's breast she weeps bled straight,

in vain, Chill tremors shook her frame, and then and strong in anguish holds him to her rush'd back

heart; In foods of fire, to swell her throbbing Torn from his arms, she lifts her streamheart;

ing eyes, O'er her fair face the sudden blush Pyrocles pensive meets them-0! what

floods And beautiful confusion in her eye, Of fiercer torture seizes on her soul ! Point downwards.

She dared not weep in torrents, dare Ah! then, 'twas sweet to cull for him

mot call alone

On heaven, by all her love, to spare his The gifts, of love to wreathe the mar. tial sword

She dare not catch him to ber bursting With the gay braid, and give the gor heart, gets gold

And die in grief delirious in his arms ; To sparkle mid the ribbon knots she What can she do? her offerd hand he formid

takes, To pick the dainties of their scanty Prints it with kisses grateful, and destore,

partsAnd spread them all before him, or Fix'd like a statue, marble, cold, and when sad,

mute, To check the full tear in hier tender eye, Awhile she gazes on him, then falls Dress it in smiles, and look him into

prone, peace.

Senseless and madd’ning Yet not in rapture few her days away:

nag'd earth. The moon that saw him restless for the Ah! when she woke, she knew not tha sake

his breast, of faithless Lesbia, pitying too beheld

! Hearing, sustain’d her; that his cagen Her bursting anguish for the secret lips flame

Fasten'd on hers, and that his magic eye all night with ceaseless misery, she Wash'd her white bosom in its frantic callid

tears : On his lov'd name, and blamed the Dreading his soul, he tore himself awa". partial fates

Leaving Palmyra to a woman's care. That had denied such charms as won

(To be continued.) his love. Plung'd in deep grief, cach heavy hour pass'd,

Boston, (Mass.) Published Save when his well-known voice, and

BY BELCHER & ARMSTRONG, martial foot

No. 70, State Street.

life';

on the car.

SEMPER REFULGET.

No. 30.

Boston, Saturday, November 22, 1806.

her prow

Fair blows the wind,--the vessel drives ORIGINAL PAPERS.

along, Her streamers flattering at their length,

her sails

All full,- she drives along, and round
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Scatters the ocean spray....
THE WANDERER,

The feelings of the mariners at the
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long wished for return are natural. XADO C...CONTINUED.

ly described, but they are such as are regularly witnessed at the end.

ing of every long voyage. Urien, Come listen to a tale of times of old,

the foster father of Madoc, meets ..... and you shall hear How vadoc from the shores of Britain him on the beach at bis landing, spread

and conducts him to the palace of The adventurous sail, explored the Ocean his brother. On their way he gives ways

a copcise but melancholy picture of And quelled Barbarian power

the civil commotions of their coun The time at which the poem ter of Madoc that he had now confi

try. UREN then informs the sisopens, gives the writer an opportu- dence of soon seeing her brother, and nity, after the manner of Virgil, to make the hero repeat what is sup- answer is natural and affecting ; it

prepares her for his return. Her posed previously to have happened, contains a smile almost spontaneous and represents him like Eneas at the Tylian court

, refitting against in a female bosom. his meditated voyage. Madoc, son IIl-judging kindress! said the maid, of the deceased King, and brother Have I not nurst for two long wretched of the reigning monarch of Wales, That miserable hope, that every day had leit his native country with a Grew weaker, like a baby sick to death, few selected companions, in quest, Yet dearer for its weakness, day by of a world buyond the sea : he had day ! landed, as is supposed, on the south. Why day by day is added, unless to ern or western part of the present make out the ten syllables, is not American continent, several hun- easy to determine ; this a liberty dred years before the expedition of our author frequently assumes. Columbus ; there he had planted a After meeting his sister, Madoc colony, and returned home for a goes in company with her; and Urireinforcement of adventurers. The en to the apartment of the King, story commences when his return- who was celebrating his recent maring bark was just within view of her riage with a Saxon princess, the heport:

feditary enemy of his countty: In

the description of the reception and (The fourth Book is a description entertainment of Madoc, Mr. S. has of the voyage, and is merely the faithfully adhered to the custom of first voyage of Columbus done into those ancient times. The two broth- verse ; there is nothing new unless ers now join discourse on the af- it be the conjectures of where they fairs of the Kingdom, which leads. were, or how the Ocean ended; for Madoc rather impolitely to express the ingenuity of which, being all his bold hatred of the Saxon, and borrowed, the poet is entitled to love for his brother Hoel, whom the very little praise. We find howevKing David had everthrown in fighter the occasional marks of a good in order to secure the throne. The poet, in correct description. The anger of David is well illustrated, following is a forcible line. and very happily contrasted with

Almost it seemed the influence and gentle attraction That we had past the nortal bounds of of his amiable bride. Macoc too, space, who met " Emma's reproaching And speed was toiling in infinnity. glance,” thus gallantly and ingenious. And the abrupt, yet patural reflecly answers :

tions of the speaker, on the remem. - I pray you pardon me,

bered terrors of the storm, is easy My sister queen ! nay, you will learn to natural and amusing .

love This high affection for the race of Owen, /'Tis pleasant, by the cheerful hearth, Yourself the daughter of his royal house,

to hear By better ties than blood.

Of tempests, and the dangers of the

deep, The conversation then turns on And pause at times, and feel that we the " world beyond the ocean,” and are safe ; Madoc promises on the morrow to Then listen to the perilous tale again, gratify their curiosity. This num- Voc terror to delight us ;-but to hear

And, with an eager and suspended soul, ber concludes with the song of the The roaring of the raging elements, Bard whose Hymn, “ Thee, fath- To know all human skill, all human er, thee eternal One," is in rather. strength, abstruse and metaphysical terms Avail not; to look round and only see, for such rude age. This finishes The mountain wave incumbent, with its

weight the two first books.

Of bursting waters o'er the reeling In the third, Madoc recounts the bark, ... inducements of his adventurous ex- O God, this is indeed a dreadful thing! pedition, and introduces an affect. And he who hath endured the horror,

once, ing story of Cynetha. The exact of such an hour, doth never hear the reason for which, or its connection

storm with the Poem, we cannot readily Howl round his home, Sut he remem. perceive. · It is among the desulte.

bers it, ry liberties of the story. There And thinks upon the suffering mariner ! are in this number some fine pencil The description of the storm is lines of description. Take the fol- admirable. It is a fine coincidence lowing:

of sense and sound : Bright with dilated glory shone the High golled the mighty billows, and the

blast But brighter lay the ocean-food below, Swept from their sheeted sides the showe: The burnished silver sea, that heaved

ry foam. and Aashed Its restless rays, intolerably bright. Madoc's feeling at the song of tri.

West ;

umph are well illustrated. The From this studied and brilliant ir. idea however

troduction we expected to have On his sun-burnt brow

found the details of private life, Sate exultation, &c.

to have been introduced

to the is borrowed, but the licence is am- acquaintance and friendship of the ply compensated by the nature and man, to become familiar with his force of the concluding lines.

private avocations and public em.

ployments. But instead of the fasWe shall pursue our remarks cinations of biography we find only at intervals of leisure. In the mean the rude materials of public history. time we recommend the poem as an We see the political conduct of the enlivening companion for a winter prime minister of England ; but evening

never are in the circles of the “youmgest son of Chatham." We witness the popular eloquence of

the chanceller of the exchequer, but for the Emerald.

are never better acquainted with it REVIEW.

than common auditors in the gallery of St. Stephen. In fact the work

before us, trusting to the reader's “Life of WILLIAM Pitt, late Prime Minister of Great Britain, with information for the history of the Biographical Notices of his principal times, illustrates the sentiments and Friends and illustrious Contemporaries. conduct of the premier by extracts He was a scholar, and a ripe, and a good from his speeches arranged in the

order of delivery. It gives a good Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuad- idea of those astonishing and trap

ing: Lofty, and sour, to then that low'd him

scendent talents which conducted

for so many years the destinies of But, to those men that sought him, sweet England, and of that assiduous and

and indefatigable labor which the SHAKESPEARE, Henry VIII. severity of public duty required, but Philadelphia : Published by John is entirely destitute of those "pe. Watts, 1806."

culiar interests which biography « In: the harmonious family of

should always excite." Literature, History and Biography The biographer rarely allows are sisters. They are twins; and himself in observation or remiks ; both are beautiful. The port of but is contented with noting the va. the one is stately and martial, but rious times at which parliament asthe air of the other, if less dignified, sembled and the subjects of public is more alluring. One generally interest that engaged its attention. comunands us to repair to the cabinet or the camp, while the other beckons

The work is not calculated to last Co the bower.' History has respeci-| beyond the present day, but it will ful and staunch friends, but Biogra- be read now with considerable aciphy has passionate lovers. There vantage. The speeches are toleraare some, who are indifferent to the bly reported: they give the senticharms of the first, but there are ments of the speaker and they were none who do not admire the winning not expected to retain the fire of his grace and sensible conversation of eloquence. The notes are a valurthe latter,"

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FOR THE EMERALD

den scene encreased our satisfaction,

while it reproved our discontent. THE ORDEAL....No. 5.

We have often thought, and still

think the personation of Sterling, Tu quid ego & populus mecum desideret by Mr. Dickenson, a respectable audi.

Horace.

performance. Cuncta adsint, mæritæque expectent The first requisite of a performer præmia palmæ. Virgil.

is memory, the next capacity ; from

the wretched appearance of the Clandestine Marriage, (Coleman and Lovewell of this evening, we should Garrick.) and Paul and Virginia. be apt to consider Mr. Fox deficient Wednesday, Nov. 12.

in both ; we are always ready to give It would be absurd to deny, in hini full credit when he exhibits ang jastice to the reputation of Mr.Gar- proofs of correctness in his dierick, as a dramatic writer, that his logue, and chasteness in his deportaim was always to afford a lesson of ment. instruction to the virtuous; to pun. Mr. Usher's Sir John Melvil, pas. ish vice and ridicule folly ; and also, ses in the Ordeal, as it did in the that his arrows never fell bloodless, play, without much notice. orcame short of their mark for want

The Fanny,of Mrs. Poe, certainof barb or feather. In the Clandes, ly deserves commendation, particutine Marriage, the character of Lord larly in the scene of embarrassment Ogleby is avowedly his; though with Lord Ogleby; in which her Coleman takes credit for one half looks and expression were discrimi. of the play. The incidents in this native and correspondent. comedy are by no means forced, yet

Mrs. Shaw's excellence consists highly interesting; the language mostly in Old Maids, and Mrs. is elegant without exuberance, and Heidelburg is one of that cast. Caso comic without drollery; and the rying this in mind, she will do well catastrophe is sufficiently moral to to resign tragedy, to those irbo bet render the mind repugnant to the

ter become ït. clandestine union, which is the basis

We expected to observe a large? of the piece.

audience, than attended the repetiThere are few persons to whom the representation of this elegant this play.

tion of such acting as is exhibited in comedy would not be interesting, when supported by the powers of Wife of trvo Husbands, (translated Mr. Bernard, in Lord Ogleby; who,

by P. Hoare) and Blue Beard. 03 has before been said of his predecessor Mr. King, carried the play

Friday, Nov. 14. upon his own shoulders.

Most In this play there is a violation good actors have some particular of nature, reason, or character in characters which they generally en- almost every scene.

It does not gross :

: and Mr. Bernard in sustain- contain a part of even common iming Lord Ogleby without a rival, portance. It is unworthy the far. must be considered for that part a- ticularity of criticism, because the Ione, a judicious, as well as gentle consequence of such investigation, manly performer. We have wit. I would be universal censure. • nessed the toilet scene better per From such an opinion of the play formed: which we attributed to the it cannot be expected of us to offer influence of repetition ; but the gar. I many remarks on its perforinance.

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