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people, and the peculiasity of its go. perplexiag difficulties, appears to evince verament; but also from its contiguity its utility and importance as a principle to the British dominions in Bengal, and in biblical enquiries. more particularly from the circumstance Mr Accum has in the press a System of its being at present a blank in our of Mineralogy and Mineralogical Chemaps of Asia. The work will appeas mistry, with Applications to the Arts, in the course of next spring, in one vo. This work will be formeå chiefly after lume royal and imperial quarto, aud Hauy and Brougniart, and will form will be illustrated with a map and 417- three octavo volumes. gravings.

M. Leschenault de Latour, who lately An Antidote to the Poetical works of returned from a voyage to the islands of the late Thomas Little, Esq. being an Java, Madura, Bali, &c. has brought exposure of the sophistry and plagiarism home extensive collections of subjects of that publication, is in the press. belonging to the three kingdoms of

The first part of a chronological series nature ; also an assortment of arms of the most valuable, scarce, and faith. used by the natives, various specimeos ful English Translations in Poetry and of the arts of those countries, manu. Prose, from the Greek poets and prose scripts, medals and coins. An account authors, with selected and new notes, of his Travels will speedily be pubcorrections, prefaces, lives, maps, and lished.' heads from antiques, will soon make its The Academy of Sciences, Inscripappearance in royal octavo, and printed tions and Belles Lettres of Toulouse, in double columns. The first part con- has recently been re-established by a pains Hesiod's works, by the Rev. Fran- decree of government, with nearly the cis Lee. A new translation of the same regulations as formerly. whole of Pindar's Odes will be the se- M. Moreau de la Sarthe has lately cond work of this series.

published at Paris, in eight volumes ocA new edition of the Greek text of tavo, a new edition of Lavater's Physic Herodotus, carefully corrected from the ognomy with notes and additions, anaedition of Wesseling and Reitz, is now tomical, physiological and medical. printing at the University press, Oxford, Mr S. Dewitt, surveyor-general of and probably will appear early iu Octo. the state of New York,'has lately disber next. This will be speedily follow. covered that the magnetic needle is raed by Porti Lexicon Ionicum, a work pidly changing in a direction contrary which has long been extremely scarce to that in which it has hitherto moved. and expeasive. It is intended to be The Connecticut Academy of Arts printed usiformly with the Herodotus, and Sciences is engaged in procuring a and to be adapted to the various editions complete statistical account of that state. of that author.

Some progress has been made in the colM: Jones has in che press a work, in 'lection of materials. A specimen of this one volume octavo, illustrative of the work, comprehending a Statistical Acfour gospels. In this performance, he count of Newhaven, from materials colendeavours to connect the language of lected by the members belonging to Christ on every occasion, with the cir. that towui

, is preparing for the press, and cumstances peculiar to his situation, and is expected to appear in the course of thus to unfold in a brief and perspicuous next spring. The academy have a small manner its propriety and arcaning. Oc. collection of papers on other subjects, casional notes contain critical and phi, which will probably be published during losophical remarks, which are intended the present year, for the learnied; but the text is adapted The Rev. Dr Dwight, president of to those who read only for religious im., Yale College, is preparing for the press, provement. He has avoided noticing Observations on a series of Journies the peculiarities of modern sects, and through the states of New Holland and has endeavoured to furnish matter in New York, intended to illustrate the which all are interested, without contre topography, agriculture, commerce, goverting the tenets of any party. The vernment, literature, manners, morals, doctrine of the association of ideas is of and religion of those countries. ten applied in this publication ; and the A Theological Library has lately been facility with which it solves the most established in Boston. One of the principal objects of this institution is to col. tion of the Greek Testament, with a lect critical, controversial, and scarce selection of the most important various publications in divinity, many of which readings. The edition from which the are difficult to be found, and too expen. American is to be exactly copied, was sive for an individual to possess. By published at Leipsic in 1805, and by its the subscriptions of proprietors and se size is intended for common use. veral donations, a considerable and very Mr Dobson, of Philadelphia, has anvaluable collection of books is already nounced his intention of publishing by made.

subscription, a new Translation of the Another theological library, on a still Sacred Scriptures;--the Old Testament Jarger scale, is also collecting at Philip's from the Greek of the Septuagint, and Academy, at Andover, for tho accom- the New from the most correct Greck modation of the theological seminary text, with occasional notes; by Charles lately established, and attached to that Thomson, Esq. late Secretary to the respectable literary institution. Congress of the United States. It will

Proposals have been issued for print. be comprised in two large quarto voing at the university press at Cam- lumes, and the subscription for one copy bridge, Massachussets, Griesbach's edi. is fixed at ten dollars.

Poetry

VERSES,

Her absent love, see Beautymourn, Written on visiting Culloden Muit. Where birches weep o'er Garry stream. CULLODEN! on thy scathed brow Expression lighted Mary's face,

Spring no wild flowers or verdure fair, Her cheek the rose's richest hue, Thou feel'st not summer's genial glow,

Her melting form-more perfect grace, More than the freezing wintry air.

Then Grecian artist ever drew. For, once thou drank the hero's blood,

Fair maiden! wipe the cearful eye, And war's unhallowed footsteps hore ;

Nor early joys in vain deplore, The deeds unholy, Nature view'd,

That thrilld 'thy heart with extacy Then fled,—and cursų thee evermore!

By the green woods of Aviemore.

Fast by his King, thy lover fell See, from the Beauly's wild-wood glens Where hottest rag'd the mortal strife, How proudly Lovat's banners soar !

To you he breath'd a sad farewell, How fierce the plaided island clans

When death had dried the springs of life! Rush onward with the broad claymore! Land of proud honours! legends say, The groans of death the bag-pipes tone, “ Where Fingal fought and Ossian sung,"

Their dear, tho' exil'd Prince in view Mourn dark Culoden's fated day Inflame their souls,-Sure man alone That from thy grasp the laurel wrung! Cap ne'er such energies subdue.

Ye chiefs, who wreaths profusely tor The day is lost! alas, Lochiel!

From glory's tree in other time, Thebraided plume's corn from the brow, To use the arms—the garb ye wore What must thy haughty spirit feel,

Is now by law denounc'd a crime! To skulk for shelcer like the roe!

Where once ye ruld and roam'd at will, While wild- birds chaunt from Lochy's Free as your own dark mountain game, bowers,

Your sons are slaves, and never feel
At April eve their loves and joys,

A longing for their fathers' fame !
The Lord of Lochy's loftiest towers
To foreign lands an exile flies.

Shades of the mighty, and the brave!

Who faithful to your monarch fell;
His own blue hills were long in view No trophies mark your common grave,
While o'er the deep his galley bore,

Nor dirges to your memory swell,
And oft he look'd, and cried Adieu ! 115
I'll never see Lochaber more,

But generous hearts will weep your face,

As rolls along the tide of time,
From loyal valour's sufferings, turn, And Bards unborn will renovate
Which prayers or tears can ne'er redeem Your fading fame in loftiest rhyme.

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THE EXILE or BENMORE. Occasioned by the apparent inattention to THE distant heath-fires gleam redder the Subscription for completing Lord

and brighter,

The sun lifts his locks from the mountain Nelson's monument on the Calton-hill,

so hoar, Edinburgb.

As sad on the shell-bordered ocean I wan

der, O SCOTIA, ever prone to deck To wet my loose locks with a tear for Ben

The martial brows with blooming wreaths,

Though here the ripe grapes swirl thick And, when thy heroes swell tbe wreck,

through the woodland, To sigh in strain that ardour breathes. And the breeze sprinkles balm on the

flower-cover'd shore, Attend my lay attend and wake Apew those tears which late you shed,

I tread on their bloom-drooping heads

when the morning So copiou 3—for thy sister's sake

Lifts his thin misty robes from my native When sunk amid the glorious dead

Benmore.
Her fav'rite son, thy darling too,
For now Britannia rules the isle,

Roll light, ye foam-breezes, by the dark

heath of Uist, And once where Ruin stalk'd in view, And fir'd che breast with love of spoil,

Where young Flora sits with her white

bosom bare, Bids Peace maintain ber gentle sway, Nor rudely dark on it while fondly she clasAnd tell the wild waves as they roas,

peth Each echoing cliff in robes of gray,

The tear-hanging lock of her lov'd Prince's " laternal discord is no more.”

hair.

What dark cloud is yon rising edged with Long strangers to the factious spear,

fire, Friends join with friends the eager band, Hark, dying groans rise midst the ocean's Fair Union's banners high to rear,

wild roar, While Freedom cheers the happy land. O see 'tis the infant-the maiden-the ma. Bat roused to war, see dauntless swords

tron, Victorious glitter on the plain;

All driven out to die on their native BenAnd brothers, ocean's only lords, Securely triumph on the inain.

The Orphan child weeps by the dameHis country gave the dear command,

bursting cottage, With sage-like mien her Nelson rose,

And prints its light footsteps on circles of And greeting food his daring band

gore; Bad burl ber.vengeance on her foes. It lifts the blood locks of the brown cheeked

peasant, They few :-'twas done ! strew'd o'er the And screams o'er his wounds to thine edeep

choes, Benmore, The crowding squadrons vanquish'd lay! The old peasant over his rusted sword Due O, my soul! prepare to weep,

leaning For direst woes obscure the day.

His palsied handwildly his hoar tresses tore.

He falis-with his heart's blood che bayonet He bled !-he fell: 'twas Nelson fell!

is reeking, Sighs mingled with the mournful blast :A nation struck his funeral knell,

gray locks are spread on the winds of

Benniore.
And sorrow'd as its guardian pass'd.
In simple monumental state,

What fair form is yon sitting sad by the See yonder structure humbly towers,

green lake, To bear the memory of the Great,

Her wet cheeks, her dark hair sighs heaTo ages fat remote from ours,

vily o'er?

"Tis my Peggy, her breast heaves, her O Scotia! shall thy sons with-hold,

white arms she tosses, Their genourous aid from the design ? An' weeps for thine exile, blue-sided BenMake bare that name, they held of old, And cause its wopted lustre sbine.

What dim form is yon the gray mist clouds

Jouring Edinburgh,

G. L.

That seems o'er the corse-strewn plains to deplore,

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'Tis thine, Balmarino, thou mattyr of free, Tune.-Flowers of Caicuonia.

dom, Thou bends thy pale eyes o'er the native Now sweetly smiles the opening spring,

The feathered songsters gladly sing, Benmore.

And Aowers in gay profusion spring; o where are the patriots Lochiel and To deck each hill and verdane mead :Strathallan,

Yet what's the rose or tulip fair,, Who hew'd paths to fame with the high. Whose fragrant odours fill the ait, land claymore,

Shail they in beauty ere compare, Unconquer'd they burst through bright With Anna, fairest flower on Tweed? ranks at Culloden,

Her cheeks the blushing rose excel,
I hear their ghosts shriek on storm-sided

Her song shall charm sweet Philomel,
Benmore.

And grazing Alocks from music speil,
Soon soon must this heart burst, my sad

Arteutive listen as they feed :voice is failing,

Her song shall soothe e'en sorrow's salart, Love--freedom-or friendship, enrapture Her presence joy to all in part,

Her smiles shall captivate each heart; This poignard may open my sad path to

Sweet Anna, fairest flower on Tweed. heaven, Even there I will weep for my native Ben- Flow on, sweet Tweed, still smoothly flus,

Your verpal breezes gently blow,

Gay Flora, all thy charms bestow Banks of the Nith, ?

T'adorn each hill, each dale, and mead;

HIDALIAN.
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Sweet Warbler, harmonise the grove,
Fair osture, all thy charms improve,

And wake her tender soul to love,
GRACE TOR. A HALLOWEEN SUPPER.

Sweet Anna, fairest flower on Tweed.-
GENIUS o'quddy rural Health,
Wha' for the wame o' gouty

'wealth A Tribute to the genius of ROBERT BURNS. Ne'er mark'd insipid worthless tea,

By a young lady at the age of Sixteen. Nor keukit fat snail fricassee ;

As in the lone, sequester'd grove, Nor toss'd a feckless mushroom fry,

The woodlark on the bending spray, Nor beuk up haddocks in a pye,

Attunes to liberty and love, Nor stimulating bruo' prepar'd,

The sportive lay, To synd the hause o* pamper'a laird, .

'Twas thus, in mountain scenes retir'd, An' mak' his honour fa'on like

That Scotia's mainstrel-nature's child, A greedy lean Lochmaben cyke;

Would sing, by ardent genius fir'd, Bur steady to thy dearest aim,

His carol wild! (The plenishing o'poortith's wame) On Vulcan's hearth thy shins thou birsles, In poverty, his gen'rous heart Whan i' the bleeze the sheep-head hirsles, Wth freedom, and with fancy glow'd: Blessing its black, but comely mou', And native strains, untaught by art, Till scowderdoup sings aff the wou';

Spontaneous flow'd Or when our auld gudewife has gat Oh, BURNS! to ev'ry feeling breast, A haggis i' the muckle pat,

To ev'ry gentle mind, sincere; Thou sits wi' blythly blinkin' ee'

By love and tender pity blest, Astriddle on the rannaltree,

Thy song is dear! Till uncle John, wud to be at it,

Sweet bard ! 'twas thine to soar on high, Lifts up his een to consecrate it;

With inspiration, and the muse! Syne reverently straiks his chin,

To claim from beauty's radiant eye, An' sticks his faithfou'gully in,

Compassion's dews! 1.adeing wi' sunkit ilka plate, Biddin' the bashfu' no be blace ;

To raise the smile of social glee; To thee, great keuk o' kintra’ fare,

The patriot's manly heart to fire; We owe this wale о'a' wame-ware

Or wake the tear of sympathy, An' grant that we may ay hae grace

With plaintive lyre! To look a hagyis i' the face,

Sweet bard! for thee the muses mourn; Wi' thankfou' hearts whine'er we dine, In melting lays they sing thy name; pin' z' the praises shall be chipe.

And twine, to deck thy sacred urn,

The wreath of fame! London

North I Toles Gacette.

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HOUSE OF LORDS.

These were the materials of which an army Wednesday, March 16.

must be composed; give him such men, "HE rejection of the orders in Council were the fittest for soldiers; keep the bete

though not of the better description, they being a violation of a standing order of the now vote for the clause as it stood. House. The motion was negatived by a majority of 129 to 59.

The Duke of Gloucester expressed his

concern, that it should be said hy a Noble Tbursday, March 17.

Viscount, that the men most suited to the A petition was received from Liverpool painful but honourable duties of a military against the orders in Council. A motion life, were the dissipated and the thoughtthat the petitioners be heard by counsel, less. According to his conception of the was, after a long discussion, negatived with subject, according to his experience of the out a division.

character of the soldier, that man was most

patient under suffering in the service of his Friday, March 18.

country, who held most sacred the personal MUTINY ACT.

and social duties, and he was most ready to The House went into a Committee upon resign his life in the field of battle, who the mutiny bill.

knew that, without fortitude, all that he Lord Hawkesbury observed, that the on- estimated most highly must be surrendered. ly material alteration in this bill since the 'The amendment was then negatived Jast year, was the introduction of a clause without a division, and the other clauses of giving the recruit an option, whether he the bill read and agreed to. should enlist for the space of seven years, The bill was passed next day, after a or for an indefinite period.

short discussion, without a division. The Duke of Gloucester objected to this clause. He denied the assertion, that the

Monday, March 21. measure of limited service was condemn- Lord Erskine presented a petition from ed by military men ; he had consulted se- John Beilenden Kerr, Esq. agaiost the veral of the most experienced officers upon claims of Sir James Innes Kerr, Bart. &c. that head, who gave it as their decided o. to the Roxburgh peerage, which was or. pinion, that enlistment for a limited pe- dered to be reserred to the Committee of riod was the best mode of supplying the Privileges before whom the said peerage 'army with recruits.

cause is pending Lord Melville condemned the measure The Lord Chancellor presented a bill for of limited service altogether. But it was the better regulating the administration of said that better men were acquired by lie justice in Scotland, the transmission of apmited service-What did they mean by 'peals, &c. which was read a first time. His better men ? Faiter or thinner, taller or Lordship accompanied the bill with no de. shorter ? No. What then? Men who were scription whatever of its outline, but simmore correct in their moral principles and ply moved that it be read a first time and practice ;- but were such men more fit for printed ; and he said, when the copies were the army? Certainly not. He deprecated on the table, he should submit a proposithe sentimental and puritanical reveries tion on it to their Lordships. This bill which had been indulged in with regard very little differs from the bill presented to the improving the quality of the soldier. by Lord Eldon last session. The materials of which good soldiers were Lord Bathurst moved the second reading composed, were truly described by Serjeant of the orders in Council bill. Kite in the play; " if any 'prentices have Lord Erskine opposed the bill, as being severe masters, any children have unduti- founded in a measure of which neither the ful parents, if any servants have too little legality, justice, or necessity, had been prowages, or any husband too much wife, let ved. them repair to me.”—The men that had Lord Selkirk censured the orders in Counhitherto formed the British armies were cil, as being almost nugatory with regard men of stout hearts and habits ; dissipated to the enemy, and harrassing and irritating and thoughtless indeed, but men of spirit with respect to neutrals. "He regretted, and courage; lovers of bold enterprize that ac such a period as this, which MinisAugust 1808.

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