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With all his flock his Cottage he forsook
A precious group led by their rosy guide ;
From whence they viewed the country far and wide,
And wood, and glen, and brook, at once descried ;
Till shame and sorrow on her visage glowed ;
And blessed the Saviour Lady sent from God,
When, turning homeward to their rude abode,
THE FETTERING OF FANCY.
O! blame me not if thus I do restrain
Thy wandering footsteps ! thus thy wings confine !
Would follow gladly, tend thee on thy way,
Though reasonless those sportive flights may be,
Then pity me, who am compelled to bind
This murmuring captive ; one who ever strove
Danced in my view, and pleased me with delight;
For O! so fair, so fresh, and so refined
O darling! as at Duty's call. I twine
These fetters round thee, they are wet with tears!
Queen of my hopes, my leisure and my heart, ,
She blames me that I let thy sports offend
ON MY BROTHER'S LEAVING HOME WITHOUT MY
Thou goest, and I am not near
To bid or to receive farewell !
More zealous than my lips could tell,
More fondly hovering than the dove,
Than the harp's tones more highly wrought
In the long dream of tender thought,
These on thy parting steps attend,
These on thy future prospects dwell ;
BY A LADY ON VISITING THE GRAVE OF HER CHILD.
THREE times the nettle o'er thy narrow bed
The thistle thrice has crowned its kingly head,
All things around have changed with Time's career,
Fond, faithful mourner!-emblem sad and true
WRITTEN ON THE DAY APPOINTED FOR THE NATIONAL THANKSGIVING,
IN THE CLOSE OF 1812.
Long hast thou suffered, Europe ! and again
The Angel's missioned sword has left its sheath,
And, busied with the dreary work of death,
Thy princes now resign their panting breath,
And tithes of all the people strew the heath,
O Albion ! unstained-unshaken Isle
Fair Freedom's sanctuary, and Ocean's lover,
To see thy fallen foes the desert cover,
And keep with grateful heart thy PASSOVER !
N. B. The three productions marked * are not original
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS,
WITHIN THE YEAR 1812. .
London, the Right Hon. Lady Frances
Wedderburn Webster, a daughter.-At JAN. 8. At the manse of Carreston, London, the Lady of the Right Hon. the Hon. Mrs Lyall, a son.-At Kirk- Earl Grey, of her seventh son and twelfth ham Gate, near Wakefield, Sarah, the child.--The Honourable Lady Rumbold, wife of Samuel Lunn, (a very poor, but a son and heir.-At London, the Lady industrious collier,) of three fine boys. of Sir Robert Graham, Bart. a daughter. The family consisted of seven small chil. -The Lady of Sir George Leith, Bart. dren before the arrival of this trio. 13. a son.--The wife of John Tatham, At Bath, the Lady of Lieutenant-General a day-labourer in Kirkland, adjoining Gordon Drummond, a son. 14. At Leitb, Kendal, two boys and a girl. 21. Visa the Lady of Captain Kerr, royal navy, a countess Duncan, a son and heir.--At son.--At Monreith, Galloway, the Lady Edinburgh, the Lady of Captain Andrew of Lieutenant-Colonel Maxwell, M. P.a Brown, royal navy, a son. 23. At Ayr, son.-At Cranstonhill, the Hon. Lady Mrs Colonel Farquhar, a daughter. 24. Janet Buchanan, a daughter. 18. At his At Kensington, the Lady of Lieutenantlordship’s house, Arlington-street, Lon- Colonel Drinkwater, a son.-At London, don, Lady Milton, a son and heir. the Lady of the Hon. D. M. Erskine, a
FEB, 9. At Ayton, Berwickshire, Mrs daughter, Fordyce, a son. 11. At Winchester, APRIL 4. At Glengary-house, the Lady Lady Mary Long, a daughter.-Lady of Colonel M'Donald, of Glengary, a Ellenborough, a daughter. 12. At Glou- daughter. 5. The wife of S. Smith, of cester-place, London, the Right Hon. Carsington, Derbyshire, a son. She was Lady Sarah Maria Murray, a daughter. married in June last, and was then only 17. At Cockpen spinning-mill, the wife 13 years and 4 months old. 7. At Edinof Walter Baillie, flax.dresser, a son and burgh, Mrs Maitland Gibson, of Cliftontwo daughters. 22. At London, the Lady hall, a son. 8. At Hollingwood, Lanca. of William Gordon, Esq. M. P. a son. shire, the wife of Samuel Booth, a poor 25. At London, the Countess of Loudon weaver, three daughters, who have been and Moira, a daughter. -At Exeter, the christened Faith, Hope, and Charity. Lady of Major M'Gregor, 88th regi. Scarcely 15 months have elapsed since ment, a daughter,
she was brought to bed of twins. 14. MARCH 2. At Kilmains, the wife of At Alloa, the Lady of James Ure, Esq. John Dinning, miller, three sons.--At collector of the customs, a son. 16. In
London, the Lady of Colonel W. F. burgh, the Lady of William Ferguson, Grant, M. P. a son. 20. The Lady of Es of Kilrie, a son.-Lately, the wife Colonel Balfour, Scots Greys, a son. 21. of Mr Howson, of Untbank, near PenAt Drumsheugh, the Right Honourable rith, two girls and a boy. Lately, at the Countess of Moray, a son. 22. At Lisbon, the Lady of Major Lawrie, 79th Dalbousie Castle, the Countess of Dal- regiment, a son. housie, a son. 23. At London, the Vis- JULY 6. At Livingstone House, the countess Primrose, a daughter.- Mrs Lady of Alexander Munro, Esq. LivingAlexander M‘Conell, of Bangor, four stone, a daughter. 7. Mrs Craigie, of sons. 24. At Edinburgh, the Lady of Dunbarnie, a daughter.—8. Lady Mac Dr Henton Spalding, a daughter.
donald Lockhart, a daughter.—At LonMAY S. At Foss, Mrs Menzies, of don, her Grace the Duchess of Bedford, Chesthall, a daughter. At London, the a daughter.-14. At Kelly, the Lady of Viscountess Grimston, a son.-At Tor- the Hon. Lieutenant-Colonel Ramsay, a quay, the Viscountess Hamilton, a daugh- son.-15. At Edinburgh, the Lady of Mr ter.-At Edinburgh, Mrs Campbell, of Swinton, of Broadmeadow, a son.-At Dalserf, a son. 6. At Kirby-hall, her Drumsheugh, Mrs Major Weir, a son.Grace the Duchess of Leeds, a son.--At At London, the Lady of Sir George Edinburgh, the Lady of Colonel Birch Clerk, Bart. M. P. a son.-At Great Reynardson, two sons. At Cleveland. Marlow, the Lady of the Hon. Alexander the Right Honourable Lady Charlotte Hope, M. P. a son.-At Kilmardinny, Baillie, a daughter. 17. At Edinburgh, Mrs Kirkman Finlay, a son. 21. Mrs Mrs Carlyle Bell, a daughter. 18. At Dr Brewster, a son. 22. The Honourable Portobello, the Lady of Sir James Wemyss Mrs Ferguson, a son. 25. At George's Mackenzie, of Seatwell, Bart. a son, still Square, Edinburgh, the Lady of Captain born. -At Edinburgh, Mrs Captain Stew. Ogilvy, rcyal navy, a son.-Lately, a art, Royal Perthshire militia, a son. 19. poor woman, at Settle, four children, The Lady of the Right Hon. Windham three boys and a girl.-At Dunvegan Quin, a son and heir.--At Richmond, Castle, the Lady of J. N. Macleod, of the Right Honourable Lady Harriet An Macleod, Esq. a son and heir.—At Dalcram, a daughter.-At Uffington-house, yell Lodge, the Lady of John Dalyell, near Stamford, the Countess of Lindsey, Esq. of Lingo, a son. 28. Mrs J.O. Mack, a daughter. 21 At Grange, the Lady of Howe Street, Edinburgh, a daughter. of James John Cadell, Esq. a son. 22. At Kilmun House, Aryyleshire, the Lady At Montrose, the Lady of Colonel Car- of Alexander Campbell, Esq. of Balo negie, Bengal artillery, a daughter.–At chyle, a son. Musselburgh, the Lady of Lieutenant. AUG. 5. At Old Aberdeen, Mrs ColoColonel Kerr, 2d Ceylon regiment, a nel Forbes, a daughter.-6. At Hillsbodaughter.-At Bath, Mrs M‘Kinnon, wi- rough, the Marchioness of Downshire, a dow of Major-General M Kinnon, who son and heir. 12. At Kincraig,, Mrs was unfortunately blown up on the beach MʻIntosh, of Balnespick, a son. 14. At of Ciudad Rodrigo, a son.--At Titnest Durie, in Fifeshire, the Lady of Matthew Wood, Sunning Hill, the Lady of Sir Fortesque, Esq. a son. 18. At Stobo Home Popham, a son, being the eleventh Castle, Lady Elizabeth Montgomery, a child.
daughter.-At Portobello, Lady Elibank, JUNE 1. Mrs Wishart, York Place, a son.-21. At Ballindalloch, the Lady Edinburgh, a son.--At Calcutta, the Lady of George Macpherson Grant, Esq. of of Alexander Fraser Tytler, Esq. register Ballindalloch and Invereshie, M. P. a of Kishnagur, a daughter.--At the Island son. 27. At Edinburgh, the Lady of of Madeira, the Lady of Major-General David Clephane, Esq. commissioner of the Honourable Robert Meade, a son. excise, a son. At Gibraltar, the Lady of Lieutenant- SEPT. 3. At Edinburgh, the Lady of Colonel Molle, 9th regiment, a son and Professor David Ritchie, a daughter. heir. 16. At Abercrombie Place, Edin- Lately, the Countess of Caledon, a sop