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Experiments lately made at Venice moderate size at half-tide, when laden, shew that the oil of the Chinese radish and the largest trading ships at high is preferable to any other kind known, water. Houses, of large dimensions, not only for culinary purposes, and are erecting on the pier, the lower giving light, but also as a medicine. part of whieh to be occupied as wareFrom the experiments lately made by houses for merchandize in general, and Dr Oliviero, it is found to be extreme- the upper stories as extensive granaly useful in rheumatic and pulmonary ries. There is also a turnpike road affections, and has been employed with iminediately to be completed, from the much success in convulsive coughs. harbour, to the great road leading beIt is not liable to spoil by keeping, tween Elgin and Forres, by which the like other oils, nor is the plant injured town of Elgin, and that populous and by the hardest frosts. The seed, which highly-cultivated country in its viciis very abundant, is gathered in May nity, will be most materially benefiand June.

ted. Several inost respectable and patriotic gentlemen in that neighbourhood have already advanced large sums

of money for this harbour, and they Improvements in Aberdeenshire.

are in expectation of considerable asA commodious harbour has been e

sistance from the reversion of monies, rected at Burghead, of which a gen- still in the hands of the trustees for the tleman, travelling through the county forfeited estates: this they are well enof Moray, observes, “ I was conduct- titled to ; such a harbour having been ed to the new Harbour of Burghead, much wanted on the coast, is of gewhere I had the pleasure of seeing the neral utility, and in such a state of forvery best situation for a harbour, upon wardness as now to admit vessels with the whole range of the south coast of perfect safety. It is situated on the the Murray Frith. Its piers are built east side of a clear and spacious bay, of large blocks of fine freestone, admi- of easy access with any wind, and cacably calculated for such an underta. pable of containing, when completed, king, and, in the erection of which, a sixty or seventy sail." sufficient attention has been paid to A set of baths has been recently elegance as well as durability. As it erected at Fraserburgh, and their comfrequently happens, during the boiste- pletion is announced. They consist tous winter months, and where the of two cold baths, cut out of the sonortherly gales blow right on shore, lid rock, filled every tide from the sea; that vessels are compelled to run for four warm baths, and a shower bath, Cromarty Frith, but, from the long with drawing-rooms ar.d pump-room. narrow formation of that Frith, and The mineral water at Fraserburgh is the stupendous mountains surrounding said to have all the qualities or the it, the winds are often drawn so much chalybente springs, and to be lighter from the west, that after entering the than most springs of that quality in bay, many ships have again been for this country. ced into the Moray Frith, exposed The Aberdeen bridewell will, it is to the greatest danger, and no place expected, be fit for the reception of of safety was to be looked for nearer delinquents against the month of Dethan Peterhead or Aberdeen: but now, cember next. in all such cases, they will have Burg The foundation stone has been laid head harbour completely in their power, of a new bridge over the Dee at Bal. and where every sinall vessel may ap- later.

Aberdeen Journal. proach, even at low water, those of a

POETRY

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Poetry.

ADDRESS,

Here shall the studious mind be richly fed, Spoken at the Roral Acailemy, INVERNESS,

And sweet enchantment close around his

head. 4th JUNE, 1808.

Or, eager still in nature's book to pry, Wr tten by Mr David CAREY, Author of Wilt chou the Astronomic tube apply,

the Pleasures of Nature," Reign of And trace with Fancy thro' the wide inane Fancy,'' &c. &c.

The Comet's blaze and planetary crain?

Here shalt thou mark the various systems HARK! ye who Genius love, from Learn.

roil, ning's fane,

And learn the laws which regulate the Symphonius bursts the rapt unbidden strain:

whole. " Come to these shades and Academic bowers,

" Do Nature's fairest charms, in summer And wine the garland of unfading flowers, bower, Ye in whose ear, as dawn'd Youth's smil. Sweet task! awake the Pencil's mimic ing day,

power? Prophetic Hope has sung her winning lay. Thy scenes, 0 Ness ! shall prompt the pleaLo! sudden bursting o'er your native north, sing coil, The young Auroras fling their radiance So oft hy Beauty view'd with raptur'd smile. forth;

Or wake sublimer transports in thy soul So by thy banks, o Ness, and silver streams, To trace her mountain walks when torrents The sun of Science sheds his brightening roll? beams.

Bennevis' pomp shall swell the bold design, Sons of the rugged North, sedate and brave, And all Salvator's daring scenes be thine. For you the prospect wakes as from the grave.

" Does Valour fire thee? - In this calm O'er all your fields, no more the haunts of abode strife,

Shall War's dread arts to glory point the The liberal spirit breathes creative life ;

road. Wealth's ample tide flows fraught with And still may never Scottish blood run cold blamieless spoils,

When Freedom calls to guard her little fold; And Fame applauding waits to crown your But Oh! while Honour's generous stream toils.

flows warm, There busy Industry his labour plies, May Scotia's weal still nerve thy dauntless And rears the lofty fabric to the skies.Or bids the waste in new-born beauty shine, Firm as that band, who late on Maida's Or formas the long Canal's unrivall'd line; field, Here in the shade which hallow'd hands Gain'd high renown, and taught the foe to have rear'd,

yield; To Virtue's

sons by no vain charms endear’d, Or that bold arn, unconquerably brave, Young Genius sits and culls the seeds of "That snatch'd a wreath to deck his desert thought,

grave, Withstruggling energies sublimelywrought, When Scotia's bleeding sons on Egypt's And meditates with rapt aspiring mind

shore The deeds that shed a lustre on mankind. Fell--nobly fell-and grasp'd their dread

claymore: “ Dogs Fame enchant thee with the

So firm, so bold, the patriotic band smiles of Peace ?

That form '" a wall of fire to guard their Thy honours, Rome! and thine, unrivall’d

native land;" Greece! Shall bid the smiling Arts go hand in hand

Who round Britannia's coast her flag dis

play, And bloom on Caledonia's farthest strand.

And bless with votive strains her GEORGE'S -Has Science trimm'd her lamp at mid

natal day. night hour 'To watch o'er Mind's illimitable power, “ Hail to the morn whose orient splenOr fondly mark, by chemic art relin'd,

dours gleam, New scenes that claim the wonder of man. With bounties fraught, by Ness's favoured kind ?

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Where many a generous deed of fair re. O, sons of Virtue! fan the generous flame,

and wike the blossoms of immortal fame, With losting bonour shall her temples Ye Patriots! born those sacred fires to fan

That guide, embellish, and ennoble man. Lo! where Benevolence her arm extends And O! still cherish with approving smile To calm the pang thac Misery's bokom The Níuse s hope, the Student's learned rends,

toil, When wage and woe by turns assail the Beauty! whose matchless charms, when heart,

dangers rise, And fell Disease plants deep her barbed dart, He yet way nobly guard, and dearly prize. Yon friendly mansion shall the mourner -Haply from minds that here their genus hail,

unfold And soothe his sorrows in the quiet vale May Scotia gain, to deck her mountains With balms medicinal, till Joy ae last

cold, O'er bleeding Memory's wounds her veil The wreaths that blossom in eternal hue,

And here her vows be paid, her honour's And Heaith triuniphant lead hini o'er the plain

Hence on bold pinion may some Newton Leoyant, to tread his native fields again.

And shed reflected splendours round her “ To Fancy's eye does Commerce spread shore the sail,

Sone future Ossian, 'mid her valleys gay, And gaily flit before the wanton gale, To love and glory pour th' incondice lay: Frauglie with the gorgeous stores of every And hence some fearless Wallace of the zone,

North Hailing from far the woody Caledon?

Shall wake and call her mountain heroes From where the Pentland rolls his waste of forth, tide

And, following where he leads, a patriot To Murven's streamy hills, fair Scotia’s

band pride,

Stretch their strong arm, and save a sinkMark where the bark shall hold ber liquid

ing land. way Through winding vales with vernal beauty 29;

JUPITER AND THE FROGS. Where by the labouring hind are oft upthrown

Imitated from Æsop. The bones of chiefs and tokens of renown:

'T'S said, the croaking race of old, Securely there, when roar the welcering Of Jove's dominion tir'd,

Become seditious, vain, and bold, And murmur long in Staffa's twilight caves. Another king desir'd. And the sad seer the mariner deplores. Toss'd where Cape Wrath frowns o’er' his The god, who men and croakers rules, tangled shores;

Smil'd at their discontent, - Then by Torvaine's gay yellow blossom’d And, soon, in pity to the fools, side

A harmless monarch sent. The bark shall cleave the scarcely ruffled

Red streanis of lightning flash'd on high; While Joy shall mark the flickering pen

Loud thunder shook the bog ; nons play,

And swift descended from the sky And list the sailor's note the shepherd's A huge unwieldy log. pastoral lay,

Its dashing fall the nation heard, * Or sighest thou still more sacred notes And trembled in their caves, to hear?

But, when the tumult ceas'd, they rear'd Religion's voice shall oft delight thy ear Their heads above the waves. With sounds all eloquent the soul to raise, Where infant voices hymn the song of praise, At length, approaching by degrees, And Wisdom rises calm with lips unsealid, And more familiar growi), And Zion's heavenly beauty shines re The state, with indignation, sees veal'd."

A log upon tie throne. So Hope illumes her torch at Learning's Then on his back they swiftly mount, shrine,

Their king no more revere, And hymns her song, and spreads her hues Nor make oi hin the least account, divine,

But loudly crocking there,

Waves

tide;

la voice resounding o'er the place,

TO A LADY. And all with one accord,

-Who gives Pomona's juice, An active monarch for their race

“ To match the sprightly genius of Chase Demand of heav'n's high lord.

“pagne?"

ARMSTRONG The angry god, on vengeance bent, Denounc'd their future woe,

THO from Schiraz, of Persia, come And soon a direful monster sent

The wine in the world the best, To give the fated blow.

To chear us when languid ac home,

Or crown the convivial feast :
Lo: from the lake's remotest bed
A hissing voice is heard,

Yet France's rich produce we see,
And o'er the waves his horrid head

Unless to our country quite blind,

In Britain still equall'd may be,
A water-hydra rear'd.

Nor come an iota behind.
With crest erect, and flaming eyes,
He circles round the shores,

Hence often raw travellers pay
In ev'ry creek and corner pries,

For Perry the price of Champagne, And half the race devours.

Nor know, 'till advanc'd on their way,

That inns are so greedy of gain.
Again they pray ;- but Jove refus'de
To grant the wish'd relief;

But you of so fertile a brain,
For they, who have his gifts abus'd,

Still good, and inclin'd to be merry, Must bear th' attendant grief.

Bend a wine that equals Champagne,

And modestly call it but—PERRY. Kind reader, to this tale give ear,

30 Shiraz may drink her fine wine, Which Æsop told before,

France keep her Champagne out of sight And ye may now with profit hear, We too have our liquors divine, As Athens heard of yore.

If we knew but to use them aright. Let short-eyed mortals cease to grieve Of old, they had chear'd mighty Jove, For good yet unpossest,

Like those from dame Baucis he got, Live while they may, and still believe, When for shelter, with Hermes he drove, The present hour the best.

To her's, and Philemon's old cot. And had proud France allegiance giv'n

Our first Henrys, and Edward well knew, To Bourbon's milder sway,

That the grapes of a true English vide She had not been so sadly driv'n

Equall'd those on the continent grew, A Tyrant to obey.

H. W. I. And yielded as excellent wine.

So for Liberty, forward and bold,
SONNET.

Let us shew the nations around, FANN'D by the genial galos that breathe Our courage can ne'er be controlla, around,

Nor find, but with conquest, a bound How sweet to roam thro'this sequester'd With Peace, and with Plenty still blest, vale,

We keep Bonaparte at bay, And view the tow'ring hills, with verdure Nor mind the tyrannical pest, crown'd

While Victory crowns us by'sea. And sighing woods slow waving to the Now Emperor of a great realm, gale.

And kings, but like slaves, at his knees, Dumb stilly silence reigns unbroken here, He vapeurs, and stings at the helm, Or broken only by the cooing dove,

As a bramble set over the trees. Or murmuring streams, that sooth the list'. Tho' like Jotham's bramble of old, ning ear,

He devour the cedars around him, While all conspiring, wake the soul to Our Navy, that rides uncontrollid, love.

Shall blow out his fire and confound hin 'The rough o'erhanging cliffs that seem to

And each British Tar will renown fall,

The strength of his grog, beef and beer The deep’ning vale that mocks the la. Tis by these that we beat the French dow bourer's toil,

Tis by chese that " co glory we steer ! The shrubs that fringe the mountain side, Edin. 12th Dec. 1807.

H. W.1 recall The lov'd remembrance of my native Isle.

go late as the reign of Henry III. d

whole south of England was covered wi Sweet scene of peace, and pleasing thoughts. vines ; the grapes of which produced win adieu !

that were esteemed excellent, and are 1 Long will the muse, with rapture, think of where mentioned as being inferior to forei you!

wines. See Andrew's History of Gre WEST INDIES. -- 1808.

Britain, and a late number of this magazin

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SPAIN.

state carriage, drawn by most beautiful THE THE events now passing in Spain horses, shewing to him then, and after

and Portugal are of such an impor. wards, every possible attention. So that tant nature, as to claim our primary at the three first days after his arrival in tention this month. We shall first take Bayonne were days of rejoicing, and the notice of the dark and foul transactions people really believed that it was inof the French despot at Bayonne, rela. tended in good earnest to honour and tive to the Spanish Royal Family, and respect the royal visitor. of the proceedings of the traitorous Jun After this, there were a number of ta which the tyrant has seduced from private interviews between Ferdinand their allegiance to their lawful Sove. and Napoleon ; in the first of which, reign,-occurrences which have roused Napoleon offered to him the crown of the spirit of the Spanish nation to the Etruria, and his niece in marriage.most determined resistance of those bonds Some of these conferences were held in of slavery so dasely and perfidiously pre. the presence of the First Minister, M. paring for them.

Zevallos, who distinguished himself upThe following very interesting parti. on the occasion, as will be remarked in culars of the interviews between the the Junta of the sth May, and at these Royal Family of Spain and Bonaparte, conferences there was much altercation. are given in a private letter from Bay. Subsequently to these, however, Ferdionne:

nand was deprived of his carriage and of Bayonne, May 8. 1808. his guard of honour, remaining only This town has seen, with an asto with the Comtrandant of his private nishment from which it has not yet re. guard, a Jewish officer of the national covered, the conclusion of a business guard of Bonaparte. which, in the first instance, presented From this moment, the state of things so favourable an appearance, by the ar became changed, and Napoleon now ase rival of Ferdinand VII. and what subse. sumed towards the Prince a different quently occurred in the successive sit. and an angry aspect; intimating to the tings up to the memorable Congress of Noblemen who accompanied Ferdinand, the sth. When the new Sovereign ar that they should answer with their heads rived here, he was received at a league for the security of his person, which distant from Bayonne by the Prince of produced among them a sudden dejecNeufchatel, the principal Major Domo tion. The object of these conferences Duroc, and other personages of the first seemed to be that of gaining time for consequence, who accompauied the the arrival of Godoy, and of the King King of Spain to the apartments de- and Queen. But, in the mean time, Nasigned for him, leaving at the residence poleon intimated to Ferdinand, that the of his Majesty an Imperial guard of horeign of the Bourbons was at an enda nour. Half an hour after, the Emperor adding, that his and their interests were Napoleon arrived from his palace of at variance, and that the continuance of Marræ, accompanied by a numerous the sceptre in their hands could no lonsuite of personages, to visit Ferdinand ger conduce to the developement of his VII. who immediately repaired to the plans, and the vast political objects he gate to receive his Imperial visitor. had in view, Notwithstanding this, Napoleon alighted from his horse, threw however, 'he pressed Ferdinand to achis arms around his august guest, salut. cept the kingdom of Etruria, and direced hini, shook him by the hand, and as- ted the Grandees to counsel their Prince sured him of his sincere friendship. Af. to accede to his proposal. Ferdinand ter this first meeting, Napoleon invited answered boldly, " I will not accept Ferdinand to dine with him at five o'. the crown of Etruria, nor any Crown in clock, but previously sending to him a the world, whilst nature gives me a July 1808,

right.

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