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For the Emerald.
She fjes about a pert, vain, noisy thing.
Around her brow's fly sportive in the THE MALL.....A SATIRE.
wind TO paint the grove, high waying, and The spoils of Europe, & of farthest Ind.
White conscious beauty actuates her to trace The Mall,& all the wonders of the place : Her voice exalted high above the rest,
breast, To mark the characters that visit there (Ere yet the news by ruinor has been With truth and candour-be the muses'
[known, + share !
Ere, yco the curious fact. is wholly Now mild Apollo, sacred God of day, while she, (who never felt thro' pride) From half the world withdraw's. his declares
[affairs; glorious ray.
Some, secret scandal, some unknown Now spent his rage, he gilds the dapple No tender pity can their bosoms move, sky,
But the loud laugh re-echoes thro' the With golden hucs & each refulgent die, grove. Beams o'er the world a placid smile--- The bashful muse, whom griefs inter
and glows, With every hue effulgent Iris shows. Herself a virgin, blushes for the sex. Now like a curtain spreads the flaming The sun himself withdraws his cheerful west;
light, And now retires to Amphitrite's breast: (And half the heavens seem crimson'd What mimic pencil can the scene disa at the sight. play?
[ray? ||Cease, cease, o Muse, thy wicked strain What hand on paper can transfuse the forbear, As slow-pac'd eve, comes on, mild Nor level satire at the helpless fair! cheerful power,
Tho' airs coquettish ranklė in her In her glad train she leads the wish'd. breast;
(rest? for hour,
Why COQUETTILLA more than all the When to enjoy the unpolluted air, Hail MODESTY divine ! hold here tby Bostonia's daughters to the wall re. sway, pair:
Free, unreserv'd, polite, sincere & gas. Nor they alone ; but folks of every kind, 'Tis in behaviour, that the mind we Fools, fops, and fribbles of each sex we trace ;
Not the soft tints, that glow upon the Fools, fops, & fribbles, gaily pass along, Not the vain arts, and forc'd, unnatral 'Tis you alone must dignify.my song.
airs, Follies and manners be held up to view, That cunning, or dissimulation wears, Yet modest merit shall not want its due. Thee absent, all the charms of angels Look down the XALL, what oddities must, appear?
(hereCreate but disesteem, and give disgust : What het’rogeneous race of men is But when with thee, the fair blends Some up, some down, in gay confusion grace and ease, hurlid,
The charms of angels show their power A microcosm this a little world!
to please. A moving garden, ladies seen below ; Pictures look best when in a certain And silks and satins are the flowers that light;
(bright! blow ;
So in thy beam, each virtue shines more Lilacks & lillies, snow-balls & the rosc, Daughter of hearen !—Thy power is all Fit similies for ladies and their clothes ! from bence, More fragrant than the lilly, and as fair, Sister of virtue, decency, and sense ! As fairest lillies of the valley are. 'Tis MODESTY, that best secures ap. Their breast what trope, what figure plause ; can unfold ?
(cold. The rest is netting, furbelows, & gauze. Fresh as the rose, but as the snow-ball Mark where yon powder'd beau with : Sec COGETTILLA, berald of the pride elate, ring,
Parades along with supercilious gait;
Throtrs up his stick, and with affected | If nature's fowls are lov'd so dear,
And this bright rule remains their
A hunter is a homicide.
'Twas on this shore, one morning fair, Ef farthest The otipodes supply him with a cane! Wish Africk's spices be perfumes the His trusty sun was not forgot,
Nor powder-horn, nor bag of shot: air, abure Sem For gentle Zephyr wafts it from his hair. These grac'd his side, and that his
No mariner look'd ever bolder.
It chanc'd he murder'd in his walk,
Soon as he gave the fatal blast,
The tawny natives muster'd fast; me Well may you try to ornament a scull, And with a Bramin at their head,
Forever vacant, as for ever dull. Towards the man of powder sped ; hoses Bat look once more ! see how he vainly who, with great gravity, began, tries,
As follows, to address the man. gicis to pass unnoticed by some vulgar eyes! How truly mortify'd, what pangs attend,
Lover of blood ! what hast thou done, To shun a nod or bow from some old With thy infernal thundering gun? friend?
Dislodged the soul of friend or brother,
Prepare to bid adieu to time. Ticked such are the friendships of the vain and For know, thou carnage-spreading fool, proud
The law to hang you is inclin'd ; ples de In xetret yours-forgotten in the crowd. Heav'n may have mercy on your soul ; Vain are the joys, that from such friend
But law ean never change his mind. ships flow;
Musing within his moral head, bold bent Not such as Armand and Alonzo know, Thus.to bimself the sailor said :
Unlike the pleasures and the joys refin'd“What die ! no trial by my peers!
To cheat the law, and keep alive?
And take my everlasting swing ?,
Shall I, by canvassing their laws,
Condemn the law by which they die :
Besides to that conceited fool,
Who blindly worships every rule, .. FABLE....15.
Which springs from fertile Folly's brain, their per
One preaches wisdom all in vain.
Rather than drink this bitter cup,
Tis, thus I make my judgment up :-
The way to shun the gallows vile, miness Tales entertaining, history tells,
That SUPERSTITION may erect, How they admire a hawk or hens
Is first of all to court her smile
And treat her creed with high re
Then while they led him on
way, lshkill'd-how loud their grief is heard, Quoth Jack; “I have a word to say Thinking the soul of near relation Much we lament, and much we talking Hah lost, alas! its habitation. of this poor, miserable bzwk.
Yet crodit me, who nevet lied; Did chance to hear from his high nest, För his intended crime he died,
The blackbird's cry. That power, who sent thee thy religion, The gun I rats'd, the trigger drew,
Bade me survey with these sad eyes The lenden deatâ unerring flet; My gentle father io a pigeon,
Griey'd am I that so justly true And;know him wellin that disguise."
I took my aim! This hawk, (in vain did intreat him) He flutter*d, felli, and bade adier' Flew down, sans misericorde, to eat him;
To life and fame. Then filial duty bade me fire,
I saw the azure-painted plume And kill this bird to save my sire."
Soori as I seiz'd the prey 4-a gloon AŬ mouths with superstitious gape, Shot o'er my mind, that her sad doom To their own reasoning submitted;
So'soon was wroughts And marvelling at his sire's cscape, Ah! why did Philomel assume Acclaim'd the sailor; and acquitted:
Another's note ?
Farewell lov'd songstress of the dale, For the Emerald.
Sweet soul-enchanting Nightingale, To M****
That nightly with thy magic tale Waar thol unseen the hedge-rose
Didst soothe our grief;
No more thy music shall prevail, blooms ! And seems to shrink from public view!
To music deaf. To none it yields, in rich perfumes, Such is the fate of many a maid,
An emblem, de arest maid, of you! Who, by the glate of pride betrayal, With conscious beauty fenc'd around, I And eager in the vale or glade The envied fair our homage claims ;
To please alt hearts, But while she seeksour hearts to wound: soon finds "tis death to be array'd :, Defeats the end at which she aims.
In foreign arts.
POLLIO. But you; unconscious of your charms,
And e'en am willing to believe ;
For the Emerald.
ON THE DEATH OF HELIADORA. Itt sweet retirement shun the flatt'r!
From the Greek of Meleager: ing gaze; 'Twill save thy soul a thousand pain. THESE tears 1 pour, for thy too early ful throes,
doom, And well' requite the spurn’d, tho'
O Heliadora! all that love can gire, splendid blaze
R. Tears pour'd in sorrow o'erthy hallow'd
tomb, *Pledges of friendship, and of love
receive. [The subsequent stanzas with a little
alteration of orthography, might pass For O, how great was Meleager's love ! current with the lovers of Burns for Still, still, he mourns thee, tho' to earth a genuine production of their favorite convey'd ; bard.]
Still shall thy mem'ry his affection LINES
prove : Occasiored by' shooting a Virginia Night
Still will he givé tliese honours to thy
shade. ingule, which was mistaken for a blackbird, from ita imitating the note of the Where is my lovely plant ? alas 'tis torn, latter
Torn by fell death, and low in dust is
laid; THE sun forsook the blazing west, O‘earth, receive her, whom I ever To siubber on the ocean's breast, And noineward from the field I prest, And soft unfold her in her lonly bed. When hapicss I
R** tr0.3shed every Satureiry by Belinde B ARNTSSONG, State Seret:
PON THE EMERALD.
To improve this sentiment into
a reverence for the government and i
laws of the country has ever been TOR THE EMERALD.
the primary object of legislators, THE WANDERER, and it might at first view be suppos. No. XXXII
ed no dificult undertaking to give
a proper direction to feelings which There is nothing so powerful as a
are of so luxuriant growth.. . Yet republic where the laws are obeyed not history exhibits instances of an enfrom fear or from reasoning but from tire national degeneracy, and among passion, as wasthe case at Rome and every people are the canker worms Sparta, for sat that time all the zeal of faction who would spoil the verwhich faction could inspire was added chure of their country's laurels. the prudence of an excellent govern
Montesq. Esprit de loix. Pride and the glory of splendid An attachment to the country
atchievements or valuable insti. which gave us birth is a natural sen- tutions, bave been more efficatiment; it is one mode of affection cious in producing a real patriotism for our parents and our family; but than any abstract principles of virA patriotic ENTHUSIASM must be tue,
Various designs therefore, generated by extraneous causes and suited to the different manners and protected by more interesting prin- feelings of the people have at times ciples. Local attachments from been attempted, to raise the zeal of private motives are common to ev- popular affection. The Roman ery people ; individual pride from republicans encouraged this sentinational glory belongs only to those ment by military conquest and the who have that glory to boast. Al glory of victory; Imperial Rome most every people, however, find by the splendor of her palaces, the something in which they excel renown of her wisdom and her those who surround them; some liberal encouragement of science exclusive advantages, some proud and the arts. pre-eminence, which they delight Carthage and Sparta pursued the to contemplate as a monument of same object hy very dissimilar national honor. However blind ineans; the one by inculcating a others may be to the splendor of ac- superiority to. pecuniary objects tions, which they boast, to honors and the other by straining every which they claim, or to happi- art to facilitate their acquirement. ness they enjoy, yet their fond im- The Athenians cherished this laud agination extends these advantages able love of country, by their skill to a superiority over every, contcm- in every polite accomplishment of porary State.
literature, by the purity of their VOL. 1,
the direction of intAligent and urt-zted by desire toisty the an.
speechand the eleganceof their
man. By means of oracular responses in ners till they degenerated like Rome, which the people were taught to when the attachment of the populace place implicit belief, valor was inwas secured only by the pageantry of cited to new exploits or curiosity splendid exhibitions and the cruel roused to new discoveries in science, sports of the circus. The Per confidence was implanted in the bosians seeured this samë affection by som änd at the moment of trial it effeminate voluptuousness and de- was considered Impossible to fail. bilitating pleasure ; and the Barba- Confidence thus created success, rians under Alariç by daring enter- and success renewed confidence in prise and the hardihood of impetu- the divinity who'promised it. This ous valor. Among some people double action gave an efficacy to the the' rémiembrance of ancestorial system and made religion an instidignity has sometimes been a sub-tution as efficacious on the politics stitute for personal exertion, and as on the morals and manners of sometimes the monuments of form- the citizens. er glory have renewed and envigo
In more modern times when the rated the spirit which raised them. shafts of superstition took higher
These several dispositions have aim and religion, or rather Kanali been fixed
d or somevines perhaps cism was made a national and alcrcated by national institutions, most universal institution, andet which enlisted the passions on their directions of the pretended viceside and gave & scope for the feel- serents of heaven, its effects were ings when reason would have prov-as astonishing, as its authority was ed ineffectuat. Ceremonies by extensive : che' wildest te mèrity which the eye and the ear were de- was considered rational courage and lighted, have been more efficacions the most abjeet humility necessary Than-cold calculations which spoke submission. only to the mind, "You must - The feligion and politics Both of Huence the herit' 40" create any antient anå nodern Rome were thing like zeal, and fix an etectrical thus moulded together and their žod for the passions if you conduct laws were so intiinately' connected them to a point or lead them of that an attack on one would have Without injury:
been subrersíve' of both. Their ef. Wherever Religion has been a fects no one will hesitate to declare NATIONAL INSTITUTION, it has were morally injurious, but they nerer failed of produci-s important were national institutions which
ca! evenis: Augš the an- contributed more to the physical tiends it was intimately connected strength of empire, than any that with their national concerns ;, the were erer invented. They enlisted genius of polytheism easily accom- the most forcible passions on the dated itself to the various ob'ects side of government, and treated a of different people; every place was permanent enthusiasm * which under the protection of sime tute- gare life to ah the enterprise and lary deity and every action : power of the republic. ced by some imaginary sol. By Covered by passion, and daz. filmen it would furor any reproetients Herived from their national eil plan, er deter from a pres; institutionis those trick feeling's or it was impdieta posue.' w nich made such sentiments per