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1191tgomery, restored from the grasp of Britisa subject. Having however, by the death, recovered his recollection, and knew intruction of this excellent friend, procured me and his boy; and as the surgeons could fufficient testimony of his being, though the not convenient y attend him where he was, fon of Scottiin parents, a subject of the my generous friend had him removed, as Pren h King, his exchange as fuch was soon as it was posible, into Minden, no v in admitted, and at the end of five months wc po feilion of the English. Therc, at the end returned to Paris. But Montgomery reof a nonth, he was out of danger; but yet turned a cripple ; for his arın, which had confined to his bed : and there, at the rer. been with dificuity, and only by the extraprination of that period, he parted from his orijinary ikill of the English surgeon, saved noble preserver (for whom he felt all the froin amputation, was rendered wholly use. friend'hip his generosity and personal merit less, and he wore it always in a fling. The deserved), as he was then ordered to another ext. aordinary circumitance of his escape part of Germany, 22d soon after raruril from death, as well as his great military ed to England. Before he went, he alliited me:it, procurent him the notice of the King Montgoinery to procure his exchange; of Fruict; who gave him, with a pension which was attended with some dificuity, considerable at that time and in that service, because there were doubts of his being a the cross of St Louis."

Poetry. Tur COMPLAINT OF SCOTLAND *. Mycht thow not, frantik fule! forbear

To fla with dart intoxicat,

And cruellie deuoir nay deir.
DEW all glaidnes, sport, and play,
A

Wa worth chę wretche, wa worth the All thingz that may mak merrie chict,

clan, Bot fich rycht foir in hart, and say,

Wa' worth the wit, that first began, Aliace io graif is gone my deir.

This deir debait for to yp{t_ir, My lothsoum lyfe I may lantent,

Contrare the lawis of God and man, With fixit face, and mynde attent,

To murther cruellie my deir. In weiping wo to perseveeir,

Throw the now lawles libertie, And asking ftill for punischement,

Throw the inischeif and crueltie, Of thame hes brocht to graif my deir. Throw the fals men thair heidis vpbeir, q Bot long allace I may comp aine,

Throw the is baneift cquitie, Befoir I find my deir againe,

Throw the to graif is gone my deit. To me was faithfull and inteir,

9 Throw the mae Kingz than ane doisting, As turtill crew on me tuke paire :

Throw the alf tratourz blyithelic sing, Allace to graif is gone my deir.

Throw the is kendlit ciuill weir, Serr nathing may my niurning wend, Throw the murther wald beir the swing, On God mailt hie I will depend,

Throw the tó graif is gone my deir. My cairfull cause for to vprcir :

& Throw the is rafit sturtfum ftryfe, For he support to me will send,

Throw the the vitali breith of lyfe
Althocht to graif is gone my deir.

Is him bereft, did with the bier ;
9 My hauie hap, and piteous plycht, Quhen gallowpin, or cutting knyfe,
Dois peirs my hart baith day and niycht, Suld stranglit the, and faift my deir.
That lym nor lyth I may not fleir,

9 Ungraitfull grome, fic recompence Till sum reuenge, with force and mycht,

Was not condigne to thyne offence, The cruel murther of my deir.

With glowing gunne that man to teir, 9 This cureles wound does greif me soir, From doggis deith was thy defence : The lyke I neuer felt befoir,

To the lic mercie schew my dear,
Sen Fergus firit of me tuke fteir,
For now allace decayis my gloir,

O cursit Cain, 0 hound of Hell,

Obludie bairn of Ishmaell, Throw cruell murther of my deir.

Gedaliah quhen thow did fteir, qowickit wretche unfortunat, To vicis alt thow rang the bell, sauage seid insatiat,

Throw cruel murther of my deir. • Transcribed from a black letter shect, supposed to have been printed at Edinburgh 11567, and to relate to the murder of Lord Darnley.

Allace

SEATEDonefublime, on her primeval

S Allace my deir did not forlie,

LINES WRITTEN IN GLE VCOE ON THE Quhen he gaif pardone vnto the,

EVĚNING of Thr 28th of SEPTEMBER Maist wickit wretchc, to mien sinceir '1991. Quhat paine he brocht, and miserie, With reuthfull ruin-to my deir.' Bot trew, it is, the godly men,

Here Nature reigns majestic and alone! Ruhilk think no harme, nor falset ken,

Rocks behind rocks in dread succession rife, Nor haitret dois to vtherz beit,

And rear their heads tremendous to the Ar foneft brocht to deithis'den;

skies! As may be sene be this my deir.

A thousand dreams descend in thund'ring

found, Thairfoir to the I say no moir,

Roar o'er the shatter'd cliffs, and shake the Bot I trailt to the King of Gloir,

mountains round. That thow and thyne sall zit reteir

Here, while I tread, let raptur'd Fancy Zour campz with murning mynd richt soir,

foar; For cruell murther of my deir.

Here FINGAL, OSSIAN, Oscar, trude bere

forem O nobill Lordis of renoun,

Heroes and Bards! renown'd in ancient O Baronis bauld, ze mak zow boun,

Song, To fute the field with freche effeir,

That bears your name the wond'ring world And dintis douse, the pride ding doun

along! Of thame that broche to graif my deir.

I see your Spirits on your clouds recline, Reuenge his deith with ape assent, Gild the thick gloom, and thro' the dark With ane hart, will, mynde, and intent,

hefs shine! In faithfull friendschip perfeuer :

The * Voice of Cona strikes my ravish'd earg
God will zow favour, and thame scent, I see his heroes chace the flying deer!
Be work or word that flew

my
deir. The song is rais'd; the feast of shells goes

round; 9 Be crous zc Commouns, in this cace,

And themes of old from airy harps resound! In auenture ze cry allace,

Ghosts of my Fathers ! let me join your

choir ! Quhen murtherars the fwing fall beir, And from zour natiue land zow chace,

Vouchsafe my soul a portion of your fire! Unles that ze reuenge my deir.

Spirits of Heav'n! admit me of your

throng; q Låt all that fischę bé trapt in net,

my name, like yours, live in imam Was counfall, art, part, or reset,

mortal fong. With thankfull mind and hartie chcir,

* OsSIAN.

WM. Mc. Or zit with helping hand him mèt, Quhen he to graif did bring my deir.

CONNUBIAL ADVICE. q Defend zovr King, and feir zoạr God. To a Simple Young Gentleman who was on the Pray to duvoyde his feirfull rod,

point of marrying a Lady of Literature. Lest, in his angrie wrath austier, Ze puneift be, baith eucn and od,

By ANTHONY PASQUIN, Ejg. For not reúenging of my deir. : WHAT marry Dałyla, a woman of

And do not feir the number small, Sure, Caleb, you're mad-leave the nymph Thocht ze he few, on God że call,

to her betters With faithfull hart, and mynde finceir, Her contempt of your nod will foon hew He will be ay zour brafin wall,

you fhe's chief; Gif ze with speid reuenge my deir.

And she's ever, they say turning o'er a nera

leaf. 9 Remuve all fluggische sewth away, Should you e'er misinterpret her words or Lat lurking inuy clene decay,

her looks, Gar conmoun weill zour baner beir, She'll irascibly banish youmout of her books, And peace and concorde it display, How the deuce can you match her with lanQuhen ze pas to revenge my deir;

guage.or lungs,

Who is mistress, the deafen'd all say, of With sobbing fych I to zow send

tbree tongues ! This my complaynt with dew compiend, Į intreat, my dear Caleb, you wed' with Deliring zow all, without feir,

none such, De pure Scotland for to defend,

Ask the prudent, they'll tell you, one tongue Sen now to graif is gone my deir: .

is too much.

ΤΗΣ Author pf the Poffcript to the New Bath Cuide.

And bid

Fby forme commanded, others bought;

THE FISHERMAN AND CYNIC,

To increase a ftranger's treasures,
A Tale. By the Same.

O'er the raging Billows horn.
(Inscribed to the MISANTHROPI.)

Men from Europe bougkı and fold mer. all is

Paid my.pr ce in paltry gold;.
But tho’thcir's they have inroli’d me,

Minds are never to be fold.
Tho' Happiness to mortal view
Changes iike the Cameleon's hue.

Still in thought as free as ever,

What are Furope's rignis. I ask,
A Cynic, whose contracted breast
Ne'er gave admission to a jest,

Me from my desghts to sever?

Me to torture? Me to talk?
Forsook, one morn, his calm ahode,
To muse and murmur as he rode;

Fleecy locks, and black complexion,
Reading upon his mental pages

Cannot forfeit Nature's claim : The dogmas of succeeding sages,

Skins may differ, but affection Yet none could satisfy his mind,

Dwelis in White and Black the same But Heaven had been to man unkind; Tho' Phebus proudly blaz'd before him,

Why did all-creating Nature His beams to peace could not restore him,

Make the planť for which we toil?

Sighs must fan'it, tears must water, ! After he'd spent the genial day

Sweat of ours must dress the soil.
In finking, to himself a prey,
And raising bulwarks 'gainst Content's allilt. Think, you Masters iron-hearted,

Sirting at your jorial boards;
ance,
He saw an Angler at a distance,

Think how many Blacks have smarted While he was putting up his rod,

For the sweets your cane affords. And singing merrily to glad his God: Is there, as you sometimes tell us, As he apparent breath'd without annoy, Is there one who reigns on high? !" "The Cynic spurr'd his fteed to mend his Has he bid you buy and dell us, pace,

Speaking from his throne the sky?
And, curious, hurried to the place,
To find the origin of so much joy.

Ak him, if your knotted scourges,
The furly feer accosted thus the swain:

Fetters, blood-extorting screws, Tell me, thou jocund fyrant to the fishes,

Are the means that duty urges,
Has your success beén equal to

Agints for his will to use?
So, fo, replied the clown, and sung again, Hark! he answers : Wild Tornados,
So, so, is inconclulive', speak downright;

Strewing yonder fea with wrecks; You trifle with me you're dispos’d to Wafting towns, plantations, meadow.com quibble.

Is the voice with which he speake.
Why then, said t'ather, tho’ I've got no bite,
Tre hadma glorious nibble.

He foreseeing what vexations

Afric's sons should undergo,
The stricken Ingrate with surprise Fix'd these Tyrants habitations,
Thus utter'd, lifting up his eyes,

Where his whirlwinds answer, Na.
Alme! ye Gods, can such a creature be
The Social intimate of Glee!

By our blood in Afric was ed,
This moment, Anguish to the winds 1 blow: E'er our necks receiv'd the chain,

Fool that I was, to droop with grief, By the forrows that we tasted,
When ev'ry trifle brings relicf.

Croiling in your barks the main.
How weak thote antients were, who ask'd
the Sybil,

By our sufferings, fince ye bought uç
Ilow they might step aside from human woc,

To the Man-degrading smart,
When blefs depends upon a-nibble!

All futiain’d with patience, taught us

Only by a broken heart. THE NEGRO'S COMPLAINT,

Deem our nation brutes no longer,

Till some reason you shall find,
A PO E M.

Worthier of regard, and stronger,
By the celebrated Mr COOPER,

Than the colour of our kind.
Author of the TASK, &c.

Slaves to Gold -whose sordid dealings TORC'D from home, and all its ple&

Tarpish all your boasted powers,

Prove that you have human feelings. Afric's coast I left forlorn.

E’er you proudly question ours.

your wishes?

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Monthly Register

FOR DECEMBER 179.1.

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.

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AMERICA.

In the interval of your recess, due attenThe President's Address to both Houses of tion has been paid to the execution of the

the Federal Legislature, delivered in the different objects which were specially proSenate Chamber, on the opening of Con- vided for by the laws and resolutions of the gress :

lait feflion.

Among the most important of these is Fellow-citizens of the Senate, and the House of the defence and security of the Western Representatives,

Frontiers. To accomplish it on the moitwith the feelings which are naturally Accordingly, at the same time that treainspired by a strong impression of the prospe- ties have been provisionally concluded, and rous situation of our common country, and other proper means used to attach the waby a persuasion equally strong that the la- vering, and to confirm in their friendhip bours of the session which has just commen- the well-disposed tribcs of India--effectual ced, will, under the guidance of a spirit no measures have been adopted to make those less prudent than patriotic, issue in measures of a hostile description sensible, that a paciconducive to the stability and increase of fication was desired upon terms of moderanacional prosperity.

tion and justice. Numerous as are the providential blessings These measures having proved unsuccesswhich demand our grateful acknowledg- ful, it became necessary to convince the rements, the abundance with which another fractory of the power of the United States year has again rewarded the industry of the to punish their depredations : offensive (hulbandm n is too important to escape re- perations have therefore been directed to collection.

be conducted, however, as consistently as Your own observations in your respective possible with the dictates of humanity. situations will have satisfied you of the pro- Some of these have been crowned with full gressive state of agriculture, manufactures, success, and others are yet depending. The commerce, and navigation. In tracing their expeditions which have been completed causes, you will have remarked with parti- were carried on under the authority and at cular pleasure, the happy effects of that re- the expence of the United States, by the vival of confidence, public as well as pri- militia of Kentucky, whose enterprise, ivate, to which the constitution and laws of crepidity and good conduct, are entitled to the United States have so eminently contri- peculiar commendation. buted; and you will have observed, with Overtures of peace are still continued to no less interest, new and decisive proofs of the deluded tribes, and considerable numthe increafing reputation and credit of the bers of individuals belonging to them have nation. But you, nevertheless, cannot fail lately renounced all further opposition, reto derive fatisfaction from the confirmation moved from their former fituations, and of these circumstances, which will be dif- placed themselves under the immediate pro. closed in the several official communications tection of the United States. that will be made to you in course of your It is fincerely to be desired, that all need deliberations.

of coercion in future may cease, and that all The rapid subscriptions to the Bank of intimate intercourse may succeed, calculated the United States, which completed the to advance the happiness of the Indians, aiul fum allowed to be subscribed in a single to attach them firmly to the United States. day, is among the striking and pleasing e In order to this, it seems necessary vidences which present themselves, not on- That they should experience the benefits of ly of confidence in the government, but of an impartial dispensation of justice. resource in the community.

That the mode of alienating their lands, the VOL. XIV, No. 8.4.

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main source of discontent and war, should that it will, in all, give way to motivea be so defined and regulated as to obviate which arise out of a just sense of duty, and imposition, and, as far as may be practi a virtuous regard to the public welfare. cable, controversy concerning the reality If there are any circumstances in the law, and extent of the alienations which are which, consistently with its main design, made.

may be fo varied as to remove any well-inThat commerce with them should be pro- tentioned objections that may happen to

moted under regulations tending to fe- exist, it will consist with a wise moderation cure an equitable deportment towards to make the pr per variations. It is de. them, and that such rational experiments firable, on all ccasions, to unite, with a should be made for imparting to them steady and firm adherence to constitutional the blellings of civilization as may from and necessary ai s of government, the fullest time to time suit their condition.

evidence of a wisposition, as far as may be That the Executive Power of the United practicable, to consult the wishes of every

States should be enabled to employ the part of the community, and to lay the means to which the Indians have been foundations of the public administration in long accustomed, for uniting their im- the affections of the people. mediate interests with the preservation of Pursuant to the authority contained in peace-And

the several acts on that subject, a district That efficacious provision should be made of ten miles square, for the permanent feat

for inflicting adequate penalties upon all of the government of the United States, has those who, by violating their rights, fhall been fixed, and announced by proclamation; infringe the treaties, and endanger the which district will comprehend lands on peace of the Union.

both sides of the river Potowmac, and the Afyftem corresponding with the mild towns of Alexandria and Georgetown. A principles of religion and philanthropy to- city has also been laid out, agreeably to a wards an unenlightened race of men, whose plan which will be placed before Congress; happiness materially depends on the con and as there is a profpect, favoured by the ruct of the United States, would be as ho rate of sales which have already taken place, pourable to the national character, as con of ample funds for carrying on the necessaformable to the di&ates of found policy. ry buildings, there is every expectation of The powers specially vested in me by the

their due progress. act laying certain duties on distilled spirits, The completion of the census of the in, which respect the sub-divisions of the dis- habitants, for which provision was made by tricts into surveys, the appointment of offi- law, has been duly notified (excepting in çers, and the assignment of compensations, one instance), in which the return has been have likewise been carried into effect. In informal; and another, in which it has been a manner in which both materials and ex onzitted or miscarried; and the returns of perience were wanting to guide the circu- the officers who were charged with this lation, it will be readily conceived that duty, which will be laid before you, will there must have been difficulty in such an give you the pleasing, assurance, that the adjustment of the rates of compensation present population of the United States bor. as would conciliate a reasonable competen- ders on four millions of persons. cy with a proper regard to the limits pre 'It is proper also to inform you, that a fur. ferihed by the law. It is hoped that the 'ther loan of two millions and a half of flocircumspection which has been used will be rins has been completed in Holland, the refound in the result to have secured the last turns of which are similar to those of the of the two objects; but it is pr. bable, that one lait announced, except as to a small rewith a view to rhe first, in fome instances a duction of charges: Another, on like terms, revision of the provision will be found ad- for fix millions of florins, had been set on viseable.

foot, under circumstapces that assured imThe impreffions with which this law. has mediate completion. heen received by the community have been, Gent'emen of the Senate, upon

the whole, such as were to be expec Two treaties which have been provisionted among enlightened and well-disposed ci- ally concluded with the Cherokees, and six tizens, from the propriety and necessity of nations of Indians, will be laid before you the mcasure. The novelty, however, of the for your consideration and ratification, tax, in a considerable part of the United Geritlemen of the House of Representatives, States, and a misconception of some of its In entering upon the discharge of your provisions, have given occafion, in particu- legislative trust, you must anticipate with Jar places, to fome degree of discontent.- pieafure, that many of the difficulties neBut it is fatisfactory to know, that this dif- cefíarily incident to the first arrangement of pufirion yields to proper explanations and a new government for an extenfive country more apprchcnfions of the true nature of have been happily surmounted by the zealthe law. And I entertain a full confidence ous and judicious exertions of your prede

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