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And, fraught with tenderest love, hath Not so Heav'n's fav'rite bird that lull’d to rest

wields The little sorrows of my youthful The weapons of Columbia's ire, bieast.

And every dear-bought interest shields It must not be! I look around in vain; From mad Ambition's fire; Darkness profound, and awful silence While time rolls on the passing hours, reign

Her flight the world shall awe, O'er all this gloomy scene, which And widely spread seems to lie

The olive's shade, Entomb'd beneath the sable vaulted To shelter Liberty and Law.

sky, Oh! when shall this imprison'd soul

of mine Burst from its dark abode with pow'rs For the Literary Magazine.

divine, And meet with those I love, on that

THE IVY-SEAT. blest shore, Where sorrow, pain, and death are

From Bayley's Poems. known no more. Oh ! let my soul with hopeful patience Tamen ego illa moveor exedrama

say, Thy will be done !" and wait that

sedeque ipsa desiderari illam voawful day,

cem puto.-CICERO, Lib. v. de Fini.

bus. Proem. That bids my spirit wing its won

d'rous flight, From this dark world to realms of That bids my heart so, fondly swell

AH what may be the secret spell purest light; With rapturous joy, to share the glo. While lingers my reverted eye

Whene'er I pass that Ivy-seat!
rious prize
Of immortality beyond the skies !

About those beeches, wherefore fly
The life-drops through my frame

with quickening beat ?
Is not that seat like others made,
With moss like others overlaid.

Like others fenced with ivy round ?
From the Port Folio.

Are not those trees like other trees?

Or, when it fans them, does the GOLUMBIA'S EAGLE,

breeze,

Pour through their branches an LET England's Lion boast his pow'r,

unusual sound ? Let Gallia's Cock defiance crow; Columbia's Eagle n'er shall cow'r

Yes-other seats like that I've seen To any foreign foe.

Girt with a tangled ivy-skreen, With equal ease, aloft she waves Their crooked

with ivy The branch of peace, or shafts of war,

bound; And wafts the fame

Those beeches are like other trees, Of Freedom's name

And, as it passes by, the breeze To lands enslaved and realms afar. · Pours through their branches no

unusual sound. Once could the Roman eagle soar

Beyond the reach of human eye ; Then wherefore, when I pass that But now she plumes her wing no seat, more,

Throbs every pulse with quick’ning No more invades the sky;

beat? For Freedom fied, and with her bore Why is my hand upon my heart ? The eagle's pow'r, the eagle's sway; Why do I watch with eager gaze Her wings are weak,

The trembling of those beechen And dull her beak,

sprays? Her name no more shall strike dismay. Why linger here, unwilling to dea

part?

ALBERT

arms

And once,

There is a maid, a gentle maid, Smiling, her rosy lips she stirred,
A dweller in the woodland shade, As though she whispered; yet no
Who loves that seat with ivy word
bound :

Could I perceive, or whispered Her arm has many a time reclined

speech; Upon that branch so intertwined And when at length I softly spoke, With tangled wreaths, and stems My voice her trance of pieasure broke, that curl around.

And then her eyes she turned from it was a pleasant day,

yon tall beech. The sweetest of a jocund May, And thousand blossoms bloomed the And oh, the look! when from that while,

tree When, on that ivy-seat reclined, At length she turned her eyes on me! To peace and softness all my mind That look may never pass away; I rendered up, most happy in her E’en now it works upon my mind, smile.

And in its magic I shall find Then, as the gentle maid stood near

Subject and food for many a future

day. And bent on me her looks, then clear The blackbird sung; perched on a

Therefore though many a silent nook. spray Of yon tall beech he sweetly sung :

Among the hazels by the brook, The maid with mute attention hung

In dingle or sequestered grove; On every note that sounded in his lay. Though many a grot and silent dell

I know, where mossy couches swell, And that sweet warbling, in her face Oh, far beyond them all, that seat Called up a new and lively grace,

I love. That warbling moulded every look; And feelings born of sound bid rise When there I sit, some secret power Soft radiance in her kindling eyes, Keeps me fast chained from hour to And all her frame with sweet emo

hour ; tion shook.

I cannot tear myself away ;

When I would rise, some winning Then in each feature I could see

thought The workings of that sympathy,

With force of subtlest magic fraught The silent joy that o'er her stole. Then still I sat, no word I spoke,

Fixes me down, and holds me with No sound or motion from me broke That might disturb the quiet of her soul.

And therefore when I pass that seat,

Throbs every pulse with quickening And when the bird had sung his lay, He left the beech's topmost spray, Therefore my hand is on my heart ;

And as he flew he chattered shrill; Therefore I watch with eager gaze Yet still her eyes the maiden raised The trembling of those beechen To yon tall beech, yet still she gazed sprays, As though the bird sat there and

And linger here unwilling to de. warbled still.

part. VOL. VIII. NO, XLVI.

7

its sway.

beat ;

MARRIAGES AND DEATHS.

MARRIED,

At BaltimORE, on Thursday, At PHILADELPHIA, on the 17th June 18, by the Rev. George Towof June, by the Rev. Joseph Pilmore, ers, Mr. John Morris, to miss EleaJohn A. M'Cutchen, of Philadelphia, por Israel, both of Harrison county, merchant, to miss Eliza L. Drean, Virginia. of Loudon county, Virginia.

On Thursday evening, July 2, by On the 30th of June, at friends' the Rev. Dr. Rattoon, Mr. Daniel meeting, Mr. Ephraim Haines, to Charles Heath, of Philadelphia, to Mrs. Ann Brown, both of Philadel- miss Eliza M'Kinn, daughter of phia.

Alexander M Kinn, Esq. On Thursday evening, July 2, by At New York, on Saturday, July the Rev Mr. Myers, Mr. Frederick 16, by the Rev. Mr. Lyell, Mr. ThoHyneman, jun., of Philadelphia, to mas Scott, to miss Margaret Lentz, miss Mary Warner, of the Northern: daughter of Mr. Frederick Lentz. Liberties.

On Sunday morning, July 5, W. On Friday evening, July 3, by the S. Brooks, of Boston, to miss ÉleaRev. Mr. Janeway, doctor William nor Forman, of Monmouth, New Insley, of Chester, Delaware coun- Jersey. ty, to miss Mary Ann How, of Phi. At Perth AMBOY, on Sunday, ladelphia.

July 19, by the Rev. Mr. Jones, capOn Thursday, July 9, by the Rev. tain Ward Blackler, to miss Mary Mr. Myers, Mr. John Bazier, to miss Orne Lewis, daughter of the late Sarah Ann Freeman, daughter of Thomas Lewis, Esq., of Marblecaptain Benjamin Freeman, all of head. Philadelphia

At Savannah, on the 9th of July, On the 11th of July, by the Rev. by the Rev. Mr. Garnet, Mr. JonaDr. Blackwell, Mr. James Gardiner, than Golding, of Liberty county, jun., to miss Eliza Grover, daughter Georgia, to Mrs. Rhoda Boswell, of of John Grover, Esq., all of South- Savannah. wark.

DIED, On Tuesday evening, July 14, by At PHILADELPHIA, on the night the Rev. Lir. Alexander, Mr. Sa- of the 22d June, in the fourteenth muel Moss, merchant, to miss Elean. year of her age, miss Margaretta or Tittermary Mercer, daughter of Leamy, eldest daughter of John captain Robert Mercer, all of Phi. Leamy, Esq., of Philadelphia. ladelphia.

On the morning of the 27th June, On Thursday evening, July 16, by of a consumption, Charles Seitz, the the Rev. Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. only son of Mrs. Charlotte Seitz, Zachariah Irick, to miss Catharine aged seventeen years.

He susBabe, both of Philadelphia.

tained the progress of a lingering On July 23, by the Rev. Dr.Green, illness with a degree of fortitude lieutenant J. Bagley, of Newburyo superior to his years. His dissoluport, to miss Clarissa Stillass, dangh- tion was calm and serene, relying ter of the late Mr. Stillass, mer with implicit confidence in the mechant of Philadelphia.

rits and mercies of his Saviour. The On Sunday evening, July 17, by loss of a dutiful son and an affectionthe Rev. Dr. Myers, Mr. Samuel ate brother, who bade fair to be the Elfrey, to miss Margaret Shell, both joy and protection of a widowed of the Northern Liberties.

mother, declining in the “ vale of On Thursday evening, July 21, by years," and of three defenceless the Rev. Mr. Myer, Mr. David Da- sisters, is irreparably, and must be vis, to miss Sarah Gering, both of exquisitely felt. Philadelphia.

On Sunday, July 12, in the forty

eighth year of his age, Mr. William Indian Queen tavern in that city, Miller, sen., of Philadelphia, mer and universally known and respectchant, partner of the late firm of ed for his urbanity and hospitality. Miller and Murray.

At NEWARK (N. J.), on ThursOn Sunday evening, July 12, Mrs. day, July 16, after a long and severe Isabeila Albertus, wife of Mr. Lewis indisposition, Mr. John Baldwin, late Albertus.

of the firm of Meeker and Baldwin On the evening of the 15th July, of Philadelphia, much lamented by captain John Lockton, in the seven- his relations and all those who had ty-seventh year of his age.

the pleasure of his acquaintance. On Thursday, July 23, in the fifty, On Monday, the 20th July, the seventh year of his age, Mr. Mau. Rev. Dr. Alexander Macwhorther, rice Kennedy, of Philadelphia. This aged 73 years. He lived a life of gentleman was eminently distin- eminent usefulness, and has died guished by his strength of under- greatly and justly lamented. standing, intellectual improvement, . In Pittsford, Rev. Ebenezer Harand'unaffected piety. He lived in wood, aged 77. peace with all mankind, and died In Worthington, (Con.) widow the death of the righteous.

Sarah Wilcox, aged 92. Her deOn Monday morning, July 27, cendants are, 13 children, 70 Mr. Robert Erwin, sen.

grand children, 190 great grand On Monday, July 27, of a linger- children, and 16 great great grand ing illness, Mrs. Catharine White, children. consort of Josiah White, merchant, In Pomerania, the Prussian lieuof Philadelphia.

tenant general Kalkreuth (probably At New York, on Wednesday, the father of the general, who at the June 24, in the sixty-sixth year of last dates, was so gallantly defendhis age, Dr. A. Bainbridge, a res- ing Dantzic), aged 87. He entered the pectable physician of that city, service in 1740, assisted in all the

On Sunday, July 12, on board campaigns of the great Frederick, the brig Huntress, Breeze, from and was esteemed for his military Charleston, Mr. James Gregorie, an talents. old and respectable merchant of In Germany, a Mrs. Wingers, Charleston, on his way to the Springs aged 115, who preserved her reae for the benefit of his health, His son to the last moment. body was preserved, and brought to days before her death, she was the quarantine ground, New York, blind; and at the age of 103 she had where, on the Wednesday following, a set of new teeth like a young per. he was decently interred, attended by the passengers on board the In Vienna, prince De Stahemberg, Huntress, and the officers of the one of the Austrian ministers, and quarantine establishment.

father of the Austrian ambassador On Sunday, July 19, Mrs. Ann in London, aged 84. Debett, widow of John Debett, aged On the coast of Africa, 12th eighty-six years.

March last, Mr. James Fisk, a naOn Tuesday, July 21, captain Pe- tive of Farmingham, Massachusetts. ter Corne, in the eighty-fifth year of In Martinique, 2d June, madame

De Lapagerie, mother of her On Friday morning, July 24, the majesty the empress and queen of Rev. John C. Kunze, D.D., minister France and Italy, aged 74. Her reof the German Lutheran church in mains were interred, with great that city.

pomp, in which all the civil, eccleAt BALTIMORE, on Sunday morn- siastical, and military bodies assisting, June 28, at the age of fifty-six, ed. On the 17th the funeral serafter a lingering illness, which he vice was celebrated throughout the bore with intrepid firmness, Mr. colony on the event. William Evans, proprietor of the At Nassau, N. P., on the 9th inst.

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Mr. Nathaniel Hall, collector of the Consumption of the lungs, 7 customs at that place.

Decay,

0 1 Diarrhoea,

1 Dropsy,

1 Dropsy in the chest, 1 Drowned,

0 1 WEEKLY REGISTER OF MORTA

Dysentery,

0 LITY IN THE CITIES OF PHI

Drunkenness, LADELPHIA, NEW YORK, AND

Fever puerperal

1 BALTIMORE.

typhus,

1
Sore-throat,

1
Health-office, July 4, 1807.
Small-pox, natural,

1 Interments, in the city and liberties Still-born,

1 of Philadelphia, in the week end. Suicide,

1 ing the 4th of July.

Vomiting,

0 1 Unknown,

0 2 Diseases.

Ad. Childr.
Apoplexy,

1 0
Total,

20 Cholera morbus,

0 11 Cholic,

Of the above there were: 0

Under 2 years 16 Consumption of the lungs 4 0

From 2 to 5 1 Convulsions, 2

5 10 1 Decay, 2

10 15 2 Dropsy, 1

15 20 2 Dropsy in the brain, 0 3

20

3 Dropsy in the chest, 1

30 40 Dysentery, 0 2

40 50 Fever inflammatory,

50 60 - remittent or bilious, 2

60 70 1 Hives, 0 3

70 80 Inflammation of the lungs, 1 1

90 1 Insanity,

1

Ages unknown
1
Total

-41 Palsy,

1 Small-pox, natural, 2 2

Fuly 18. Prolapsis uteri,

1
Diseases

Ad. Childr.

Abscess of the lungs, 1 0 Total,

22 23-45
Apoplexy,

1 0
Of the above there were :
Under 2 years 18

Atrophy,

Burns,
From 2 to 5 2

Casualties,

1
5 10 1
Cholera morbus,

0 16
10 20 4
Cholic,

0 1 20 30 2

Consumption of the lungs, 6 1 30 40 Convulsions,

3

0 40 50 Decay,

0 1 50 60 Diarrhæa,

2 1 60 70

1 Dyspnea, 70 80

1
80

Dropsy,
90 1
Ages unknown 6

Dropsy in the head,
Drowned,

1 0 Total

Dysentery,

3 Fuly 11. Epilepsy,

1 Diseases Ad. Childr. Eruptions,

1 Abscess in the lungs, 1 0 Fever,

1 Asthma,

2 0

typhus,

3 0 Atrophy, 1 Hives,

2 Casualties, 1 0 Insanity,

1 0 Cholera morbus, 0 10

1 0 Cholic;

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