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light, and perhaps elicit from others some And wash away the blood-stain there.

By sunny ray, and starry throne,
Why should I guard, from wind and sun,

The wonders of our mighty Lord light, upon important facts. We have no

This cheek, whose virgin rose is fled,

To man's attentive heart are known, room to make an analysis of its contents;

It was for one-oh, only one

Bright as the promise of his word. but would briefly present some consideraI kept its bloom, and he is dead.

E-
tions which they suggest to us. For Gene-
ral Hull's surrender of his forces and posts

But they who slew him--unaware
Of coward murderers lurking nigh

AUTUMNAL NIGHTFALL. to the British, he was tried and condemned

And left him to the fowls of air,

Round Autumn's mouldering urn, to death as a coward; and he lives to tell

Are yet alive--and they must die.

Loud mooms the chill and cheerless gale, his story through the mercy of the Execu

They slew him--and my virgin years

When nightfall shades the quiet vale, tive. Whether he has wholly justified his Are vowed to Greece and vengeance now; And stars in beauty burn. surrender without a battle, may be deter- And many an Othman dame, in tears, mined differently by different persons. We

Shall rue the Grecian maiden's vow.

'Tis the year's eventide. suppose that most readers will agree that

The wind, --like one that sighs in pain

I touched the lute in better days, bis conduct could be accounted for without

O'er joys that ne'er will bloom again,
I led in dance the joyous band ;-

Mourns on the far hill-side.
charging with cowardice or treachery, one Ah! they may move to mirthful lays
to whom Washington entrusted important Whose hands can touch a lover's hand.

And yet my pensive eye commands. He has sufficiently shown that

The march of hosts that haste to meet

Rests on the faint blue mountain long, much more than his due of punishment

Seems gayer than the dance to me;

And for the fairy-land of song,

The lute's sweet tones are not so sweet visited his share of the follies, improvidence,

That lies beyond, I sigh,

As the fierce shout of victory. B. and misconduct, which characterized that

The moon unveils her brow; astonishing campaign. We feel no kind of

In the mid-sky her urn glows bright, hostility to General Dearborn, and have no [It is perhaps due to our readers, to inform them

And in her sad and mellowing light acquaintance with, and no personal feelings that the following pieces, and others with a similar

The valley sleeps below. towards General Hull; we know that we signature, are from a small manuscript volume of Upon the hazel gray are unprejudiced, and believe all who are poetry written by the late Rev. Mr Eastburn, one

The lyre of Autumn hangs unstrung, so, will agree with us in thinking that some of the authors of " Yamoyden.” As we have se

And O'er its tremulous chords are flung thing of a load lies upon General Dear- lelected many of these poems for our columns, it

The fringes of decay. born, which he will do well to throw off as

I stand deep musing here, soon as may be. General Hull lost all he may be improper that we should express more dishad ;-General Dearborn did nothing thought that they would gratify our readers, and tinctly our opinion of their merit. Had we not Beneath the dark and motionless beech,

Whilst wandering winds of nightfall reach achieved nothing-suffered nothing; and so

My melancholy ear. support the reputation of their author, we certainly far, perhaps, he had the best of it. B

should not have availed ourselves of the kindness do not recollect that General Dearborn has

The air breathes chill and free;

A Spirit, in soft music calls ever explained the singular lapse of mem- of the gentleman by whose means we have obtained them.-EDITOR.)

From Autumn's gray and moss-grown halls, ory during which he relieved himself from

And round her withered tree. the peril of a British force, and left that

THE PROSPECT OF DEATH. force to go en masse upon General Hull

The hoar and mantled Oak,
When sailing on this troubled sea
who was likely to have enough to encoun-

With moss and twisted ivy brown,
Of pain, and tears, and agony,

Bends in its lifeless beauty down
ter without this addition, But when Hull
Though wildly roar the waves around,

Where weeds the fountain choke. was tried, and Dearborn tried him, why With restless and repeated sound, was the affair of Washington forgotten? 'Tis sweet to think that on our eyes

That fountain's hollow voice Whoever was guilty there, was answerable

A lovelier clime shall yet arise ;

Echoes the sound of precious things ;

That we shall wake from sorrow's dream somewhere; and it would be rather difficult

Of early feeling's tuneful springs
Beside a pure and living stream.

Choked with our blighted joys.
to persuade any one just now, that the loss
of Detroit and of all Hull's posts, afforded Yet we must suffer, here below,

Leaves, that the nigt-wind bears more proof of cowardice or treachery than Unnumbered pangs of grief and wo;

To earth's cold bosom with a sigh, that misconduct-whatever be its true name

Nor must the trembling heart repine,

Are types of our mortality,
or pature-which lost Washington. Gen-
But all, unto its God resign;

And of our fading years.
In weakness and in pain made known,
eral Hull has shown that there was other
His powerful mercy shall be shown,

The tree that shades the plain, opposition arrayed against him than that Until the fight of faith is o'er,

Wasting and hoar as time decays, which arose from his military faults. But And earth shall vex the soul no more!

Spring shall renew with cheerful days,they mistook their man. He was not a suf

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But not my joys again.

H. W. L. ficient scape-goat ; he could not bear away all the disgrace and punishment due to the military managers of that play-and par

PART OF THE XIXth PSALM.

INTELLIGENCE.
tieularly to them who conducted the flight The glittering heaven's refulgent glow,
of Bladensburgh.
And sparkling spheres of golden light,

MUSICAL BAROMETER.
Jehovah's work and glory show,
By burning day, or gentle night.

A gentleman, at Burkil, not far from
In silence :hrough the vast profound
POETRY.

Bâsle, in Switzerland, by the name of Ven.
They move their orbs of fire on high,
Nor speech, nor word, nor answering sound,

tain, invented some years ago a sort of musiSONG OF THE GRECIAN AMAZON.

Is heard upon the tranquil sky:

cal barometer, called, in the German, wetter Yet to the earth's remotest bar

harfe, weather harp, or riesen harfe, giant I buckle to my slender side

Their burning glory, all is known;

harp, which possesses the singular property The pistol and the scimetar,

Their living light has sparkled far, And in my maiden flower and pride

of indicating changes of the weather by mu

And on the attentive silence shone.
Am come to share the tasks of war.

sical tones. This gentleman was in the And yonder stands my fiery steed,

God 'mid their shining legions rears

habit of amusing himself by shooting at a That paws the ground and neighs to go,

A tent where burns the radiant sun; mark from his window, and that he might My charger of the Arab breed,

As, like a bridegroom bright, appears not be obliged to go after the mark at eveI took him from the routed foe.

The monarch, on his course begun; ry shot, he fixed a piece of iron wire to it,

From end to end of azure heaven My mirror is the mountain spring,

He bolds his very path along,

so as to be able to draw it to him at pleasAt which I dress my ruffled hair;

To all his circling heat is given,

ure. He frequently remarked that this My dimmed and dusty arms I bring,

His radiance flames the spheres among. wire gave musical tones sounding exactly

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an octave; and he found that an iron wire,

called Bahar Dibber, or the sea of Ghimbaextended in a direction parallel to the me- Mr Dupuis, in his work upon Ashantee, ba. The Dibber is very large, and in the ridian, gave this tone every time the wind lately published, says of the course of this season of rain the land on the opposite side, changed. A piece of brass wire gave no mysterious river, that he never heard of two although high, is not discernible. Beyond sound, por did an iron wire extended east different opinions with regard to its termina- Jenny, the river, at the opposite outlet of and west. In consequence of these obser. tion. “Sonth or north of the great desert

, in the lake, inclines to the north till it reachvations a musical barometer was construct- Wangara or Mauritania, the sentiments es Timbuctoo. From thence its track is ed. In the year 1787, Capt. Hans, of Båsle, were the same, that the great flow of water easterly to Ghou, having then traversed made one in the following manner:- This is easterly to the Egyptian Nile. Yet it the district of Fillany. From Ghou it enteen pieces of iron wire, each three hundred must be confessed that none of my instruct ters Marroa, passing through Corimen, and twenty feet long, were extended from ers had ever tracked its course beyond the Kaby, and Zamberina, as it inclines with a his summer-house to the outer court, cross- western limits of Bournou. It was an or- southerly fall to the Youry, and the lake ing a garden. They were placed about thodox opinion, that the Shady, as well as of Noufy. two inches apart ; the largest were two the Koara, united its waters with innumeralines in diameter, the smallest only one, ble other large and small rivers (like the and the others about one and a half; they Amazon), which contributed to replenish were on the side of the house, and made its channel in the dry season, when it usual

M. Marion has found, in the island of an angle of twenty or thirty degrees with ly tracks its course mildly; and in the sea. Manilla, a species of reptile of the family the horizon; they were stretched and kept son of rain, when it runs in tempestuous of the Agamoides, which has the faculty of tight by wheels made for that purpose. eddies, sweeping off in its current whole changing colour, like the camelion. Its Every time the weather changes these wires islands of matted vegetation. The Mos- head is triangular, pretty large in propormake so much noise that it is impossible to lems of Kong and Manding commonly used tion to the body; the tail long and slender; continue concerts in the parlour, and the the term Wangara, as relating to Ashan- along the back, the crest or ridge is formsound resembles that of a tea-urn when tee, Dahomy, and 'Benin, east of the For- ed of soft scales, and under the throat is a boiling, sometimes that of a barmonicon, a mosa. Of the Niger, well known to them goitre. The feet have tues, detached and distant bell, or an organ. In the opin. by its Bambira name, Jolliba, they report- very unequal; the scales are mostly trianion of the celebrated chemist, Dobereiner. ed to this effect: that it has its source in a gular, imbricated, and especially those of as stated in the Bulletin Technologique, chain of mountains, which bears west and the tail. The iris is blackish, bordered with this is an electro-magnetical phenomenon. something north of the capital of Kong, a little white circle about the pupil. The

from whence it is distant eighteen journeys animal is very active, and feeds on insects.

According to this estimation, I conceive its When the author first came into possession The following newspapers are now pub- fountain may exist in about 11° 15' latitude of it, its colour, for twenty-four hours, was lished in Greece: At Missolonghi, the north, and 7° 10' longitude west of the a delicate green, whether held in the dark, Greek Chronicle (in Greek), and the Greek meridian of Greenwich. The intermediate or exposed to the sun,—whether kept moTelagraph (in several languages) ;-at Hy- space comprises a part of the district call- tionless or in a state of agitation : but next dra, The Friend of the Laws (in Greek) ed Ganowa, inhabited by the Manding and morning, on removing it from the inside of at Athens, the Athens Free Press (in Falah [Foulah] tribes. The surface, for a bamboo, where it had been placed, its Greek);-at Psara, The Psara Newspaper the first five or six days, they relate, is in- colour throughout had changed to carine(in Greek). All the above, in consequence clining to hilly, yet it is by no means ab- lite; when exposed to the air, this colour of an arrangement made, may now be ob- rupt; and forests alternately abound, but gradually disappeared, and the animal re

On this ground, cer-
tained in England by orders through the they are not so impervious as those of Ashan- sumed its green robe
English Foreign Post Office.

tee. After the first hundred miles, the tain brown lines were soon after visible :
traveller commences ascending a cluster the animal was then replaced in the bam-
of lofty mountains, and this labour occupies boo, but on drawing it out, it had acquired

him six days. The mountains abound in a bluish green colour, and it was only in The New Monthly Magazine speaks in rivers and rapid torrents, which discharge the open air that the brownish tints rethe following terms of this work, which is themselves on the opposite sides into the turned; and at length, without any variaso deservedly high in favour with the Jolliba, and further to the westward they tion of form or position, the brown colour American public.

are so high and steep that no man can as- gave place to a uniform green, intermin“We are happy to find that the book- cend to their summits, which are barren, gled, however, with some brownish streaks. stores of America are beginning to furnish bleak, and oftentimes covered with snow. When laid on green or red substances, no us with some good novels, in return for the They are inhabited about half way up by grain of colour was observed. numerous cargoes with which Paternoster-ferocious tribes of cannibals. The source row has supplied the transatlantic market. of the river lies about two days' distance Mr Brown and Mr Cooper are well and up the mountains, and is distant from Con

All publishers of books throughout the deservedly known to the English public, and nassy thirty-eight journeys, or about

five United States, are very earnestly requested we anticipate an equal reputation for the hundred British miles, horizontal. The author of the present volumes. The story river in the neighbourhood, at the head of

to forward to us, regularly and seasonably, of Redwood possesses little of the powerful the mountains, is a small rapid stream full the names of all works of every kind, prewriting and well-imagined situations which of cataracts, which foam over a bed of paring for publication, in the press, or characterize the novels of the former writ- rocky ground, where it would not be possi- recently published. As they will be iner, and nothing of the historical interest ble to float a canoe. which gives so much

value to the works of siderable distance among the valleys and serted in the Gazette, it is particularly the latter

. It much more nearly resembles broken ground, nntil it has cleared the desired that the exact titles be stated at the tales of Miss Edgeworth, in its pleas- mountains, which it leaves far to the south, length. ant, and, we believe, accurate delineation as it explores a channel on the plains of of domestic manners. Redwood is a reli- Melly. On the confines of Bambara, it

** The proprietors of Newspapers, for gious novel, but there is nothing like big- is already a large river, occasioned by the which this Gazette is exchanged, and of otry or fanaticism in the opinions of the junction of many other rivers of almost which the price is less than that of the writer, who displays a spirit of very liberal equal magnitude, and whose sources are in and rational piety." We ought to add, these mountains. It passes Yamina, Sata. Gazette, are expected to pay the differthat the style of Redwood is good, and the na, and Sago, to Massina and Jenny; be- ence. story interesting.” yond which it spreads into a large lake,

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A Peep at the Pilgrims, in sixteen hunprove to be the receptacle of those interior ployed; and there is reason to believe that dred thirty-six. A Tale of Olden Times. By the streams to the northwest, crossed by him a certain portion of air was present in them. author of divers unfinished Manuscripts. 2 vols. during his land expedition in 1818. Many Dr Edwards, in order to guard against this 12mo. conjectures have been hazarded with re- objection, took boxes about four inches gard to the ultimate sources of this river; square, and having put some plaster in the By Oliver Everett-Boston. but whatever be its origin, it is certainly bottom, placed the toads in them, and, sur- A Collection of Essays and Tracts in the largest fresh water river hitherto dis- rounding them on all sides with plaster, Theology. By Jared Sparks. No. VIII. covered in New South Wales, and promises shut and secured the boxes. The circumto be of the utmost importance to the colo- stance to be ascertained, was, whether By Munroe & Francis-Boston. ny, as it affords water cominunication with those reptiles which were deprived of air Final Restoration Demonstrated from the the sea, to a vast extent of country, a great by the contact of a solid body, or those by Scriptures of Truth, by three sufficient Arguments : portion of which appeared to Mr Oxley immersion in water, would survive longest; the Oath of Jehovah; the Love of Jehovah; the capable of raising the richest productions and it is sufficient, at present, to remark, Prayer of Faith. Also, the main objections Reof the tropics.

that they lived much longer in the plaster futed. Designed to vindicate the Character of
than in water. A fact sufficiently re-

God, and justify his Ways to Man. By Philo-Be-
PROFESSOR GURNEY'S IMPROVEMENT OF markable, but what appears more extraor-
HARE'S BLOWPIPE.
dinary still, is, that they lived longer when

By True & Green-Boston.
Professor Gurney, of London, has made enclosed in a solid body, than in air. Four

Memoirs of the Campaign of the North an additional improvement upon the cele- frogs were contained in a dry jug, and an

Western Army of the United States, A. D. 1812. brated blowpipe of Dr Hare, and has appa- equal number were placed in dry sand; the in a series of Letters

addressed to the Citizens of rently made this most potent agent quite third day, all those confined in air, were the United States. With an Appendix, containing safe, both to the operator and the spectators, dead, except one, while all those enclosed a brief Sketch of the Revolutionary Services of the which was very far from being the case,

in sand were alive, except one; from which Author. By William Hull, late Governor of the even after the improvements of Dr Clarke, it would appear, not merely that these rep; the Service of the Gaited States.

Territory of Michigan, and Brigadier General in and others. For, notwithstanding the re- tiles can live when surrounded by solid duction of the jet to the smallest possible bodies, but that placing them in this situa

By George Davidson-Charlestown, Ms. diameter, and the interposition of screens of tion is a means of prolonging their exist

The Political Writings of Thomas Paine, wire-gauze, explosions would sometimes ence; a conclusion which is in accordance take place where the oxygen and hydrogen with those well authenticated narratives of Secretary of the Committee for Foreign Affairs durgases were employed in a mixed state. animals of this class having been found in ing the Revolutionary War. To which is prefixed

a Brief Sketch of the Author's Life. 2 vols. 8vo. Professor Gurney, therefore, has construct the centre of solid masses, where they must ed his gas magazine, not of iron or copper,

have been enclosed during periods, concern- By Mark Newman_Andover, Mass. whose fragments, in the event of an explo- ing the duration of which, it would be in

An Abridgment of the Writings of Lewis sion, were the chief cause of mischief, but vain for us to indulge in conjecture. of a bladder, or bag of varnished silk, That the sand employed in the last men- Long Life. By Herman Daggett

, A. M., Principal

Cornaro, a Nobleman of Venice, on Health and pressed upon by a pasteboard cover, as lightly tioned experiment contained air, is obvious; of the Foreiga Mission School. constructed as the requisite pressure will and that the plaster was pervious to air, Dr permit, and connected only by strings for Edwards proves by a very satisfactory ex- By R. Donaldson - New York. effecting the pressure, by drawing down the periment. But, as it might be said, that

The Case of Gibbons against Ogden, cover upon the solid parts of the apparatus although some air passed through the plas- heard and determined in the Supreme Court of the beneath. From this flexible magazine the ter, yet enough to sustain life could not be United States, February Term, 1824, on Appeal gas passes throngh a pipe, not immediately supposed to find its way through so dense a from the Court of Errors of the State of New York,

and involving the Constitutionality of the Laws of to the jet, but into a small strong safety body, toads and salamanders were chamber, the lower part of which contains closed as before, and the boxes buried in wa- | Exclusive Navigation of its Waters by Steamboats.

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as when merely immersed without any cov- Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged tioned pipe being bent down, so as to delivering. It would thus appear, that the fact of in the Supreme Court of the United

States, Februer its gas beneath the water's surface, and these reptiles living in solid bodies, is not an ary Term, 1824. By Henry Wheaton, Counsellor from above the water, another small pipe, in exception to the general law, which regards at Law. Vol. IX. tercepted by a succession of small wire-gauze air as necessary to the support of animal

By E. Bliss & E. White-New York. screens, conducts the mixed gas to the jet. life. The fact of their surviving longer in Hitherto no accident has attended the fre- plaster or sand, than in air, seems to depend Reminiscences of Charles Butler, Esq. of quent use of this simple apparatus, nor does upon the waste by evaporation being thus Lincoln's Inn. With a Letter to a Lady on Anthere appear to be any source of danger lessened, it having been found by statical cient and Modern Music. From the fourth London which is not guarded against. experiments, that, cæteris paribus, a frog

Edition. 12mo. pp. 351. confined in air becomes emaciated and shrivelled with much greater rapidity than By H. C. Carey 4 I. Lea-Philadelphia.

when surrounded by solid materials; the Recollections of the Peninsula. By the Dr Edwards, in a late work on the influ- explanation. rationale of which is too obvious to require author of “Sketches of India."

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BOSTON, DECEMBER 15, 1824.

No. 17. perhaps, of all things, that which is most to gardens and vineyards, wood and verdure, cattle and REVIEWS.

be dreaded and hated ; but these are not groups of villagers, all blended in baight and gay con

the feelings which it usually excites in them fusion, arrest the eye, and address the heart. Here Kecollections of the Peninsula. By the Au- whom its actual horrors do not reach ; and you saw, in their cool and shaded cloisters, small thor of Sketches of India.First Amer-one reason why there is so little truth in of their orders, observing us as we passed along; ican from the second London Edition, the common opinions and sentiments upon there some bappy family, parents, children, and Philadelphia. 1824. 12mo. pp. 260.

this subject, is, that we consider it in the servants, would hurry to their garden terrace on the This book details the personal experiences mass, and not in detail. The true nature water's edge, and salute us with smiles and vivas; of a British officer actively engaged in the of war is concealed from the multitude by discern some solitary nun, who, from the high and

while a little farther, in the back ground, you might Peninsular war. We can safely recom- its pomp and glories; but follow the indi-grated casement of her convent, looked out upon mend it as an interesting work; and we viduals who compose this mass, and observe the strange and brilliant show, and hastily withbelieve we may go further, and call it a the feelings which govern them, the deeds drew. About two leagues above Villa Franca, the useful work. The author does not attempt upon which they are bent, the ends they breeze died away, and not a breath of air stirred on to give a plan of the campaign, or to de- seek and the means they use, the doom with all their exertion, made little more than a scribe the movements of the military masses which few escape-of toil and peril, of league, when the shades of evening closed in, and which were then combatting in Spain. As savage hate, of more than brutal enmity we brought to near the bank. Here we found a he does not write for the instruction of sol- of suffering which it is terrible to read of, Portuguese tent, which had been pitched for some diers, he adapts himself to the comprehen- and, perhaps, the violent death towards day-guard, but was abandoned for the night ; of this sion of others besides his martial brethren; which many are pressing, -and these idle my cheerful little mess took possession, and here and he narrates in a lively, unaffected, and glories will fade away. Military arrays are the gaiety of a party of pleasure.

we ate our cold meat and drank our wine, with all very pleasant way, those circumstances splendid objects; the dancing plumes and After an hour's labour in the morning, finding which befell him personally. We abide glittering arms are beautiful; the trumpet, we made little or no way by water, we landed and with him in his quiet quarters, during his and the echoing volley, will stir up the marched to Santarem. The situation of this city march, and stand by his side in the battle, ginning, and the end is on the battle field, of which it completely commands. The regiment rare periods of rest, and follow him in the spirit; but these things are only the be is very striking; it is built on bold, elevated ground, and thus learn what things they are, which where the fierce cries of rage and agony was quartered for the night in a convent, and I rea soldier must do and suffer. That such a and the groans of dying men are heard, ceived a billet on a private house. At the door of book must needs be interesting, our read- and the gay plume is bloody, and the wound- it, I was met by the owner, a gentlemanlike lookbecause it helps to do away certain errors, hoof; and, if the beginning and the end are apartment, and a pretty bedchamber. I was covers will grant; and we think it also useful, ed bosom is breaking beneath a crushing ing, well-dressed man, of about sixty, and of a very and throw some light upon the folly and kept nearer to each other in our thoughts, ered with dust and dirt, and declined them as too wickedness of a love of war, and an admi- they will not wander so far from the truth. good; but how was my confusion increased, when ration of military achievement. Wars will But, we do not mean to make this pleas- my host himself brought me water in a silver basin probably be necessary evils for some time ant book serve only to introduce a discus- to wash, while his good lady presented me with to come; but though necessary, they should sion of the true character of war; and we that they had mistaken my rank from my two ep be regarded as evils. Universal and un hasten to state its contents somewhat more aulettes. and I explained to them that I was a simbroken peace cannot be established until distinctly. The author embarked at Ports- ple Lieutenant. No; they well knew my rank, men love each other much better than they mouth, to follow his regiment to Portugal, but did not pay me the less attention; they pernow do; and, in the mean time, nations in the last week of June 1809. In Lisbon fumed my chamber with rose-water, took off my should not neglect the means of defence, he remained about a fortnight, and the de- knapsack with their own hands, and then left me nor refuse to acknowledge the necessity scription of this city and its beautiful vi- recover from the pleasing astonishment, into which of defence, when this necessity actually cinity occupies the first thirty pages of the their cordial and polite reception had thrown me. comes. The prevalence and common love volume. About the last of July his regi- In the evening my party dined here, and the worof war, is a strong proof that men are not, ment received orders to march for Spain; thy host presented us with some magnums of fine in their nature, so far from brutes, as they and for many days the march was a mere old wine, and the choicest fruit. We made

scruwould fain think; for, though man may journey of pleasure, and every thing was hospitality, and we, in return, pressed on his ac

ples; be overruled them with true and unaffected submit to the necessity of conflict, it is es delightful. The following extract will give ceptance six bottles of excellent Sauterne, the resentially brutish and irrational to provoke our readers some idea of the treatment mains of our small stock of French wine. the combat and meet it with delight. That which the British at first received from the

Such was my treatment in the first billet I ever war may prevent worse evils is certain; inhabitants of the country, and also of the entered in Portugal, and such, with very few excepbut let it rank with the earthquake, the change, and of the causes of the change, by Portuguese of all classes, according to their whirlwind, and the plague; let it stand which soon took place.

means, at the commencement of the Peninsula foremost among the avenging ministers of From the quay of the Commercial Square our struggle, to the British army: rich and poor, the God, whose visitations cover the face of men sprung into the boats, and our little fleet was clergy and laity, the fidalgo and the peasant, all society with a darkness like the

shadow of soon sailing up the river, under a favourable breeze. expressed an eagerness to serve, and a readiness death, and can only be borne as they come

It must have been a beautiful sight, for those on the to honour us. In these early marches, the villa, purge away, with fear and sorrow, evils The polished arms, the glittering cap-plates, and at the approach of our troops; the best apartments,

quays and along the banks, to mark our fair array. the monastery, and the cottage, were thrown open which would have led to direr wo and the crimson dress of the British soldiers, crowded the neatest cells, he humble but only beds, were more dreadful desolation. War is essen- in open barks, must have produced a very fine all resigned to the march-wom officers and men, tially the science and art of mutual injury: effect. And we, too, gazed on a scene far different with undisguised cheerfulness. It is with pain i and all possible modes of human suffering,

indeed, but most peaceful, most lovely. The north- am compelled to confess, that the manners of my all the forms wbich pain and misery can about six leagues) presents a continued succession a change in the kind dispositions of this people

. take, are its true accompaniments. It is, of rural beauties: convents, chapels, and quintas, When ihey saw many assume as a right all which

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