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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
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,
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 Chare Demand of heav'n's high lord.
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 at home, LO! from the lake's remotest bed
Or crown the convivial feast : 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, A water-hydra rear'd.
In Britain still equallid may be,
Nor come an iota behind.
Hence often raw travellers pay
For Perry the price of Champagne,
Nor know, 'till advanc'd on their way,
That inns are so greedy of gain.
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,
Bo Shiraz may drink her fine wine, Which Æsop told before,
France keep her Champagne out of sighy, 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 vine 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,
Let us shew the nations around, FANN'D by the genial gales that breathe Our courage can ne'er be controll'd, 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 hits, 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 reigas 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 him 'The rough o'erhanging eliffs 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 down bourer's toil,
"Tis by chese that " to glory we steer !" The shrubs that fringe che mountain side, Edin. 12th Dec. 1807.
H. W. 2 recall The lov'd remembrance of my native Isle. • 90 late as the reign of Henry III. th Sweet scene of peace, and pleasing thoughts. vines ; the grapes of which produced wine
whole south of England was covered wit adieu ! Long will the muse, with rapture, think of where mentioned as being inferior to foreig
that were esteemed excellent, and are n you !
wines. See Andrew's History of Grea WEST INDIES, - 1808.
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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. rightful claim to that of Spain. My on. dependence. Be not alarmed, but let iy ambition is to render my people hap. us go hence, though it were to the scafpy; and I would choose to die in the fold or perpetual imprisonment: For midst of my faithful Spaniards, though that Providence which directs a faithful it were my fate to wear the chains of nation, shall in due time visit his venservitude, and to resign whatever would geance upon a faithless Emperor, who most attach me to life."--Reproaching can thus disregard his own promise, afterwards Napoleon with having de- and lay aside every semblance of right ceived liim, in thus inviting him to visit and reason. Ah: Fernando, who robs France, he answered, if he had not come you of the Crown of Spain ?--An ignovoluntarily, he should have made him rant father and infamous mother, and by force.
her favourite, Godoy. He, in truth, is On the arrival of Godoy, and the the traiior, the plotter of the death of King and Queen, who were received your father, the usurper of the legitiand entertained with the greatest mag- mate rights of your family, the author nificence, the sitting, or congress of the of the calumny, and an apostare in reli. 5th of May, was held, at which Napo- gion. Who countenances these machiJeon the First, and Charles the Fourth, nations ? The tyranny of an Emperor, presided-present, the Queen Maria to whom we look for protection." And Louisa, Don Ferdinand, called Prince of he finished by saying, “ Napoleon, if I Asturias, the Infant Don Carlos, Godoy, am no longer an Intant of Spain, I was the Grandees of Spain, and the first Mi. born one!” The Minister, Zevallos, nister Zevallos. The Queen, transpor. then began to speak; and with a flowted with rage, addressed her son Ferdi. ing eloquence, apostrophising Godoy, nand—“Traitor and wretch, for years he said, " Infamous man! unworthy the you have been imagining and contriv- name of a Spaniard; you have sold your ing the death of the King your father; Country and your Prince. But the same but by the vigilance of the Prince of Emperor who now appears to protect the Peace, his zeal and loyalty, you have you, has decreed within himself your not attained your object; neither you, punishment, and tliat of the parent King. nor those traitors who have served or Do you not behold, traitor, how he is co-operated with you in your base de. taking advantage every moment of these signs. I tell you to your face, that you contentions? Ah! how could you have are my son, and not ihe son of the King, influenced the minds of these miserable Yet, without having any other right to parents towards their children! But. the Crown than that which you derive your errors, your crimes--you ought to from your mother, you have sought to have done your duty towards them, wrest it from us by force-but I will though it were only in return for hav. and consent that the great Napoleon ing saved your life from the fury of the shall be the arbitrator between us, in 'populace. Answer! But I believe ii is favour of whom we renounce and cede impossible. 'Tis not so with me, who our right, to the exclusion of our fami. am a loyal Spaniard, the second person ly. I call upon him to punish you and in the nation, and first subject of the your associates as traitors, and I com. King. But Zevallos has religiously ful. mit the whole nation to Napoleon."- filled his duty; and you have always Napoleon put an end to this rage, by trembled before Zevallos.” He continu. saying--"No! I give to Ferdinand the ed speaking thus for near an hour and a Crown of Naples, and to Carios that of quarter; so that the Emperor knew not Etruria, together with two of my nie- what to answer in refutation of the ar. ces in marriage. Let them say if they guments he advanced. In this predica. will accede to this proposal.” To this ment, recurring to his authority, he orthe Infant Don Carlos buldly answer. dered to be taken from his presence ed—“ Emperor, I was not born to be a this phenomenon, saying,
“ 'Twas imKing, but Infant of Spain." Then ad. possible that the earth should subsist a dressing his brother." And you, my man of so much freedom before the Embrother and King, speak, do not be peror of the French. But I'll reward alarmed, de nd your right, you are à you for it.” M. Zevallos went out; and Spaniard your country will be ready M. Gomez spoke afrerwards. But it to sacrifice its blood fur you and its in- was finally decreed by Napoleon I, and
Charles Charles IV. that Ferdinand VII. should charged with the sentiments, desires, TeoGunce the Crown to his father in the and complaints of those they represent; space of six hours. Under this violence and also with full power to fix the bahe was compelled to do it; but with sis of the new Government for the king. certain restrictions, which Napoleon was dom. 2. Our cousin, the Grand Duke ready to admit, and which he did agree of Berg, shall continue to fulfil the to with Charles IV. The latter finally functions of Lieutenant General of the consented to abdicate and cede his kingdom. 3. The Minister, the Coun. Crown to Napoleon, who, in return, cil of State, the Council of Castile, and translerred it to his brother, Joseph I. all civil, ecclesiastical, and military auat Naples, nominating, in the mean thorities, are as far as is requisite conwhile, the Grand Duke of Berg to be firmed. Justice shall be administered Lieutenant General of the kingdom. under the same forms, and in the same
After this nefarious transaction, Bo- manner as usual. 4. The Council of naparte, whose policy it is to blend Castile is charged with the publication fraud with force, and to give to both the of this decree, and with the affixing it colour of justice, next proceeded to on all places where it may be necessary, clothe his claim to the throne of Spain, that no one may pretend ignorance of with something like the forms of legiti- the same. mate right. For this purpose he has “ Given in our Imperial and Royal obtained a sort of popular election; and Palace at Bayonne, the 24th of as the Italian deputies disposed of their
11ay 18c8. country at Lyons, so the Notables of
(Signed) " NAPOLEON." Spain (as they are termed in the French
IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION. papers) have made a shew of alienation of their royal Crown at Bayonne. The
Madrid, June 3. proceedings of this peridious Assembly " This day was published, in the are fully detailed in the Bayonne Ga. name of his Majesty the Emperor, &c. Zette, and though narrated in the true a proclamation to the Spanish nation. French stile of the most fulsome fiatteryThe following are the more important they are of considerable importance.- passages :Accordingly we are told that,
“ Spaniards! After a long lingering “On the zoth of May, at cight o'clock disease, your nation sunk into decay. in the morning, the Council of Castile I have seen your sufferings; I will reheld an extraordinary assembly at Ma. lieve them. Your greatness makes a drid, by command of the Grand Duke part of mine. Your Princes have cedof Berg, Lieutenant General of the king- ed to me all their rights to the Spanish dom, to carry into execution the follow. crown. I will not reign over your pro. ing Decree and Proclamation of his Ma. vinces, but I will acquire an eternalright jesty the Emperor of the French, King to the love and gratitude of your posof Italy, and Protector of the Confede. terity. Your monarchy is old'; it must tacy of the Rhine.
be renovated, that you may enjoy the IMPERIAL DECREE.
blessings of a renovation which shall "Napoleon, Emperor of the French, not be purchased by civil war or desoKing of Italy, Protector of the Confe. lation. Spaniards ! I have convened a deracy of the Rhine, &c.
general assembly of the deputies of your “ The King and the Princes of the provinces and towns, that I may know House of Spain having ceded their rights your desires and wants. to the Crown, as is known by their “ I shall lay down my rights, and treaties of the 5th and t6th of May, place your illustrious crown upon the and by their proclamations published head of one who resembles me ; securing by the Junta and the Council of Castile, you a constitution which will unite the we have decreed, and do decree, as salutary power of the Sovereign with follows:
the liberties and rights of the Spanish "1. The Assembly of the Notables, nation. It is my will, that my memo. which has already been convened by ry shall be blessed by your latest posthe Lieutenant General of the King terity, and that they shall say—he was dorn, shall be held on the 15th of June, the restorer of our country. 1: Bayonne. The deputies shall be * Given at Bayonne, Alay 25tb 1808."