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Then feigning fear the culprit ran, And whilst thy swiftest arrow sped, For well he knew the holy man. Still seem'd to sleep the pillow'd
head. Oh! not in cheerless hermitage Haply, some angel in his ear 13 Trimm'd he the glimmering lamp of Low whisper'd that the hour was age :
near, From him had years no power to steal Or haply some kind vision stole Man's dearest privilege, to feel... With bland enchantment o'er his Stilt might the lover, unreprov'd, :
soul : With rapture paint the sole belov’d; His hand some stranger's seem'd to And still the fearful maid impart
press, The sorrows of a conscious heart: His gift some sorrowing mourner Such rapture once his youth had
bless ; known,
For pale his lips, his cheeks though Sach sorrows haply were his own;
wan, Time had but slack'd the thrilling Still smiled in death the holy man!
chord, Reponsive to the bosom's lord.' O Memory! let me long retrace The lov'd expression of his face, When, o'er th’historic page unroll'd, For the Literary Magazine. He mus'd on days and deeds of old : On sceptres now oblivion's prey, And empires vanished away.
RIVER AVON. But when he breath'd the patriot's name
Ah! happy stream, that glides He kindled with the sacred Hame,
away And eyes that beam'd through tears Through vales romantic, wild, and ·confess'd :
. gay, The transports of a kindred breast. Yet scarcely rippling heard to stray, Sweet was his smile at early morn,
. A calm unruffled tide; O'er the fair blossom newly born; Or when at evening's pensive hour Whose placid current, deep and He sought the low laburnum bower.
clear, If look'd from heav'n the star of day, Reflects the pencil'd landscape near, While roll’d the silent clouds away; And murmurs on the pilgrim's ear, If o'er his brow with balmy wing
Who wanders by its side; Breath'd the sweet south, the soul of spring;
Till lost in lowly shades unseen, In all around, beneath, above,
It quits the mild Arcadian scene, He saw, he felt the power of love: And hides in tangưd thickets green And as the mother's soul o'erflows,
Its many winding way. On the sweet babe her arms enclose, So look'd on Nature's genial plan, Such is the hapless maiden's lot, So look'd to God, the holy man.. Who pensive loves, by all forgot,
To seek some lone sequester'd spot, Thou gracious form, that from this
Or ivy'd cloister grey. * heart, While life remains, shall ne'er depart, There soon the sufferer sinks to resti, How did this prescient bosom swell, No more with earthly cares opprest, What time I breath'd the sad fare. And o'er that once-lov'd heaving 'well!
breast His hand with firmer grasp I prest,
The quivering alders wave. Long on the threshold did I rest,', A lingering glance again I cast, Yet Cynthia, empress of the night, Another yet, and then the last! Descending oft, with dewy light, Stern Death ! on that dear hallow'd In starry zone and circlet bright, breast
Shall bless the vestal's grave. Unfelt thy icy hand was prest;
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From summer's fervent skies; WHY is the rose, whose sweets re- Here may the spring her flow'rets gal'd the sense,
strew, When blooming on his mossy na. And morning shed her pearly dew, tive tree,
May health infuse her balm ; Far to a stranger's breast transplanted And some soft virtue in thee flow, thence,
To mitigate the pangs of woe, No more an object of delight to And bid the heart be calm me ?
O! may thy salutary streams, Why is the nymph, whom once, with Like those of Lethe's spring, fond desire,
That bathe the silent land of dreams, I cherish'd as the darling of my Some drops oblivious bring. heart,
With that blest opiate in my bowl, An alien from whose sight I now re. Far shall I from my wounded soul
The thorns of spleen remove, As shuns the wary bird the fowl. Forget how there at first they grew, er's art ?
And, once again, with man renew
The cordial ties of love. She charms another with her winning grace,
For what avails the wretch to bear With secret glance lights up his
Imprinted on his mind, longing eye;
The lessons of distrust and fear, And blushes when she marks his "Ini
Injurious to mankind ? smiling face,
Hopeless in his disastrous hour, Her looks, her sipiles, her blushes
Не : tell me why!
The bursting cloud impend,
Towards the wild west he turns his Thus, when a child, I thought the eye, Moon was mine,
Nor can that happy port descry, Queen of the blue and starry realms The bosom of a friend.
of night! But lo! her heav'nly beauties only
- How chang'd since that propitious Enamour'd of the Sun, her god of
of time, light.
When woo'd by fortune's gale, Fearless in youth's advent'rous prime,
He crowded ev'ry sail !
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Lightly along the halcyon seas LINES ADDRSSED TO A FOUNTAIN.
His bounding pinnace bore,
In search of happiness, the while, SEQUESTER'D fountain ! ever pure,
He steer'd by ey’ry fragrant isle, Whose placid streamlet flows,
And touch'd at ev'ry shore. In silent lapse, through glens obscure,
Where timid flocks repose : Ah me! to Youth's ingenuous eye Tired and disabled in the race, .
What charms the prospect wears! I quit ambition's fruitless chace,
Bright as the portals of the sky To shape my course by thine ;
The op’ning world appears; And, pleas'd, from serious trifles turn, There every figure stands confest, As thus, around thy little urn,
In all the sweet advantage drest A votive wreath I twine.
Of Candour's radiant robe,
There no mean cares admission find, Fair fountain ! on thy margin green, Love is the business of mankind, May tufted trees arise,
And Honour rules the globe.
But if those gleams fallacious prove Bent on the crooked paths that guide That paint the world so fair;
To Int'rest's sordid shrine ; If heav'n has plac'd for gen'rous love Be yours, ye gloomy sons of Woe! No soft asylum there;
That melancholy truth to know; If men fair faith, fair fame deride, The dream of bliss be mine.
Bento intensive elog truth
MARRIAGES AND DEATHS.
delphia, late of the United States' At PHILADELPHIA, on Thursday navy, to miss Jennet Bryden, second evening, July 30, by the Rev. Dr. daughter of Mr. James Bryden, Pilmore, Mr. Isaac G. Hannum, Fountain inn. printer, to miss Lydia Eyres, both
DIED, of Philadelphia.
At PHILADELPHIA, on the 4th Same evening, by the Rev. J. Jane. of August, of a short but painful illway, Mr. David Lyndall, of Phila- ness, in the thirtieth year of her delphia, to miss Priscilla Brown, of age, Sarah Allen, wife of Charles the Northern Liberties.
Allen, of Philadelphia, druggist. Same evening, by the Rev. Dr. On Sunday evening, August 9, of Smith, Mr. John S. Soast, to miss a tedious illness, which he bore with Elizabeth Sink, of the Northern Li. suitable fortitude, Mr. John Hurley, berties.
painter, of Philadelphia. On Monday evening, August 3, On Friday, August 14, after a by the right Rev. Dr. White, Mr. very long and painful illness, Mrs. John Andrews, merchant, to miss Maria Carrell, wife of Mr. Edward Margaret Abercrombie, daughter Carrell. of the Rev. James Abercrombie, D. On Monday, August 24, the vene. D., one of the assistant ministers of rable Hugh M'Cullough, of Phila. Christ Church and St. Peter's. delphia, aged eighty-eight years and
On Thursday evening, August 27, two months. It is remarkable, that, by the Rev. bishop White, Mr. John during his long life, he was scarcely J. Wheeler, merchant, to miss Hen- ever visited with sickness or pain. rietta Maria Howell, daughter of He closed the scene at length after Reading Howell, Esq., all of Phila- a very short iliness, occasioned prodelphia.
bably by a touch of the prevailing Same evening, by the Rev. Dr. influenza, though a gradual decay Abercrombie, Mr. Peter Watters, to was visible some time before to those . miss Ann M.Kincy, both of Southabout him. wark.
On Sunday evening, August 30, At New YORK, on Wednesday, Daniel Dupuy, sen., in the eightyJuly 29, by the right Rev. bishop ninth year of his age, long a respecMoore, Peter Augustus Jay, Esq., table inhabitant of Philadelphia. son of governor Jay, to miss Mary On the 23d of August, at his counRutherford Clarkson, daughter of try.seat, near Philadelphia, after a general Clarkson.
short but severe illness, Mr. RichOn Wednesday morning, August ard Hopkins, in the fifty-eighth year 13, at St. John's Church, by the right of his age. Rev.bishop Moore, John Okill, Esq., At ALLENTOWN, Northampton to miss Jay, daughter of sir James county, on the 1st of July, Thomas Jay, Kt., of that city.
Mewhorter, Esq., late a represen. At BALTIMORE, on Wednesday tative from that county in the senate evening, August 26, by the Rev. Mr. of Pennsylvania. Inglis, Mr. Jesse L. Keene, of Phila At GERMANTOWN, on Thursday morning, August 20, Mrs. Elizabeth able to longevity as it has been reBarnhill, consort of Robert Barnhill, presented. Mr. Sikes enjoyed to of Philadelphia, merchant.
the end of his long life as uninterOn Friday, August 28, after an rupted a state of good health as geillness of two days, Mrs. Sarah Rod. nerally falls to the lot of men in any man, wife of Gilbert Rodman, Esq., country. He was a member of the of Eddington, Bensalem township, society of friends, and much res. Bucks county, and second daughter pected and esteemed by all who of the late Richard Gibbs, Esq., of knew him. the same place. !:,::i ' Drowned, near Lexington, on
At PROVIDENCE, R. I., on Sun- Friday evening, July 24, George day, August 16, aged fifty-nine Bickham, jun., of Philadelphia, only year's, Mrs. Avis Brown, the sur-' son of George Bickham, Esq., mer. viving partner in conjugal relation' chant, of that place. On Friday of the late Nicholas Brown, Esq. ' morning, Mr. Bickham and several
At PORTLAND, Eunice, aged of his acquaintance went on a visit four years and three months, daugh to the Kentucky River. They had ter of Mr. William S. Quincy. Her spent the afternoon in exploring the death was occasioned by her swal-' cliffs of the river, near the mouth of lowing a tamarind stone, which stuck' Hicman (the object of their visit), in the wind-pipe.
and in the evening he, with another AC ELKTON, Cecil county, Mary. gentleman, went in to bathe. In at. land, on the fourth of August, Mrs. tempting to swim across the river, Mary Hollingsworth, in the eighty- he unfortunately got into a current, seventh year of her age.
which precipitated him over a fish At ALEXANDRÍA, on the 24th of dam a short distance below, and no August, after a lingering illness, efforts of his anxious friends could doctor James Gillies, who has been save him. The body, under the dia practising physician of great emi. rection of the Rev. Mr. Moore and nence in that town for several years, Mr. Blythe, attended by a large and for pluilanthropy by few excelled. number of his friends and acquaint. · On Sunday morning, August 9,' ances, was interred in Lexington. general Lewis Nicolas, a respectable In no instance have we witnessed veteran of 1776.
such universal sympathy as was exIn South Carolina, on the 9th of cited by this lamentable occurrence. July, Jane Eliza Dunlap, in the tenth At Sunderland, New Hampshire, year of her age, eldest daughter of July 29th, 1807, a son of Mr. John Samuel Dunlap, Esq., of Lancaster- "Rowe, a worthy and promising ville. By her suddenly reaching to young man, aged nineteen years, in the floor for thread, as it is supposed, the prime of life, much respected, and, having her needle in such a and universally lamented. The cir. position, it penetrated into her breast, cumstances of his death are here a little above her heart, leaving faithfully stated : nearly one-third of the needle in her Six weeks before his death, as he breast (the needle about No. 5), was returning to his lodgings date in which destroyed her in less than one the evening, he was attacked in the hour after she received the wound. street by a mad dog. The young Medical aid was immediately called, man defended himself with his but the physician could render her hands as well as he could ; but unno assistance."
unhappily, in the contest the dog At CHARLESTON, South Caroli. wounded him in two of his fingers. na, on Friday, August 7, Mr. Tho- Heimmediately entered his lodgings, mas Sikes, a native of Ireland, in washed his wounds, squeezing, rubthe ninety-sixth year of his age. He bing, and cleansing them to the botresided in that city about sixty tom in the most prudent manner he years. This is another evidence could, applying salt and vinegar or that that climate is not so unfavour. spirits. Early next morning he advised with doctor Wells of Monta. attendants, sometimes would warn gue; he prescribed for bim, and them of their danger, for perhaps wrote to me his mode of practice, he should bite them, but after this wishing me to attend upon him: his deranged to the last; he would directions were strictly attended to swallow water, and never refused. The mercurial ungt. was applied, Thus ended the scene, and he died but no ptyalism succeeded, the miserably. quantity of ungt. was increased, and He complained of no pain in his persisted in for about five weeks, wounds, no swelling appeared, and but no salivation ensued, only his they were perfectly smooth, no wangums and mouth were a little sore, dering pains except the shoulder, no and a bad taste in his mouth ; it unquiet troubled sleep, or frightful was then concluded, that although dreams, no convulsions or subsultus of there was no ptyalism, the mercury the tendons, no trembling at the must have destroyed the poison, and sight of liquids or pellucid things, no friction was omitted. He then com. spasms or vomiting, no frothing at plained of a pain in the shoulder of the mouth, no efforts to spit at the the wounded side, the wounds have bystanders, or to bite them, no foaming been perfectly healed for some ing at the mouth, or gnashing of the time, which pains were atttributed teeth, or inclination to do mischief. to taking cold, making a partial rheu. Is or is not this the hydrophobia ? matism; applications were made to let the public judge. the pained part, the pain abated and
S. CHURCH. left him; he then, two days before his In England, Elizabeth Clayton, death, complained of a numbness in aged sixty. This woman, from an the same arm, which increased un- early propensity to masculine emtil it was almost useless, before his ployments, had worked as a shipdeath. Two days before his death carpenter at a dock-yard upwards the air affected him very sensibly, of forty years, and was always in increasing to that degree, that he man's apparel; she used to drink, could not bear any person's approach chew tobacco, and keep company without symptoms of great uneasi. only with the workmen ; yet she ness, and even a person's breathing would never enter into the matriwith his face towards him greatly monial state. She was a strong, roaffected him; taking nothing into his bust woman, and never permitted mouth without a kind of shiver, as any one to insult her with impunity. if from the sense of cold air; in this [A woman, aged about fifty, now manner he expressed his feelings, works regularly in man's apparel, and thus it appeared to the bystand as a ship-carpenter, at Halifax, Noers; his mind was much agitated va Scotia. She is capable and inthough fear of canine madness, and dustrious, and can utter an oath, or often spoke as if in a state of tempo. turn off her grog, with as little cererary derangement, but would an. mony as any of her fellow-labourers.] swer correctly to any question pro. Lately, at Kingston, upon Thames, posed.
Mrs. Pierce, relict of the late unforHe could see water and swallow it tunate captain Pierce, commander as easily as more solid substances, of the Haleswell, East Indiaman, in and said the sight of water, of lumi- which ship he perished with two nous or transparent objects were not daughters, and several other friends, offensive, but in his last hours his ex- in the year 1786. Perhaps modern pressions were that his blood was in history does not afford a more rea.foam, and his eyes felt as if they markable instance of what human were balls of fire; the night on nature can endure than is to be which he died the symptoms were found in the latter part of this lady's like a true phrenzy. Exerting him. life: accustomed to the most eleself to the utmost, sometimes he gant and liberal style of life, surwould propose wrestling with his rounded by a numerous and engag
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