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Engraven for La Belle Arsem

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THE FAREWELL.

Spread o'er my mind a sonıbre glooin,
And seem to antedate iny doom;
But yes, appears (tho' distant far)
Amidst the glcom, a little star,

Hail cheering light! thy welcome ray
Can drive these terrors far away-
It points to happier scenes of Joy;
No fears alarm, no cares annoy;
Where tender hearts for ever prove,
The raptur'd bliss of mutual love
To follow thee, I'll nobly dare,
And bless my faithful guiding star.

The charms of mind, of form, and face,
Those beauteous charms that Celia grace,
Enkindle in my breast desire,
And tend'rest wishes all inspire !
But, while these prompt me to obtain,
I tremble, lesi I find them vain;
Yet, modest hope, exulting spies
A friendly beam in Celia's eyes.

Oh, thou, whose ardent soul aspires

To every object bright and new,
Mid sprightly hopes and gay desires,

Accept Amanda's last adieu.
When rapturous novelty shall fade,

And every scene so lov'd and fair,
Oh ne'er let mists of folly shade

The light that wisdoin borrowed there.
Full oft in scenes of deep distress

She prints her awful lessons 100,
Yet rarely can her power suppress

The anguish of a last adieu.
When foreign climes can yield no more,

And fancy pines for soft repose,
Perchance a wish may waft thee o'er,

Where silver Colne meand'ring glides.
And Colne shall roll his silver wave,

Of Time's soft course an emblem too, While Friendship withering in the grave,

May greet thee with a last adieu.

M.

RETROSPECT OF POLITICS

FOR JANUARY, 1807.

FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC.

AFTER a campaign, which the unexam this base act, and Prussia, Austria, and Russia, pled fully of the enemy, rather than the fortune have already paid at Austerlitz, or Auerstadt, of the conqueror, rendered the most complete the full reckoning of their partition. It will no: scene

ne of spoil and triumph on one part, and of end here :--the Poles remember their ancient Tuin and disgrace on the other, Bonaparte has independence, and have long felt their new masohtained Berlin, and established himself at ters. To a man, therefore, they are seen rallye Warsaw. Two questions here occur,-Will he ing around Bonaparte-Toa man they will flock succeed in his re-establishment of the kingdom to that standard which invites them to liberiy of Poland ?- Will he proceed forward ?

and independence.

With these confederates With regard to the first, it will not admit the Bonaparte cannot fail of success. The whole doubt of a moment. He has conducted this force of the Russian Empire will not be equal to affair with his usual artifice and dexterity. He a contest between the French and the Poles. is fighting his enemy as it were with resources of Russia will scarcely venture to contest it, and his own. He raises one part of the empire, Bonaparte will be suffered to winter in Poland against another. Of all the unprincipled acts without a battle. which are recorded in history, none ever equalled

Such has been the first event of the fall of that of the partition of Poland. The Govern- the Prussian Monarchy. It has lost Poland. ment of this country was indeed such as was Bonaparte could by no other means have reached equally incompetent to its own civil purposes, this country, so suited to his ambition and preand with the tranquillity of the neighbouring pared for his designs. The restoration of this States. What then ?--This state of things i Munarchy was long a favourite project with the Dight doubtle-s give the neighbouring States a Emperor of the French, --Poland, as a kingdom, right to interpose, and demand a new form of will be a sufhcient check to Russia, and a barpolicy; but it could give them no right to de- rier against her entrance into the South of Eustroy the liberty of the country, and divide it rope. If there be a Power in Europe which amongst them. The justice of Heaven, as sure France hates with more passion than another, it as it is slow, has overtaken the participators in 'l is Rassia. No. XIII. 1'ol. II.

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With regard to the second question, it is as treachery. There seemed to be a resolution not easily answerel.--Bonaparte will effect the per- | to figiit. Towns, proviled with every necessarv fect conquest, or what amounts to the same for sustaining a siege of iwo or three months, thing, the perfect restoration of Poland. But

were surrendered in the same moment in which here he will stop. He knows his situatio. 100 they were suninoned. And what is more sin. well to venture beyond the Vistula. It is totally gular, nd as it were inost compl-te in infamy, if a different'th'ng marching to Warsaw and march. any of ide garrison happened to be absent fr.in ing to Petersburgh. The Russian peasan:ry will the towns at the time of capitulation, and thus to fight on their own fields with all he obstinacy have escaped the necessity of surrender, they. of northern courage-Russia, out of her own seemed to have considered this escape itself as a country, loses hialf her strength, within her own misfortune, and to have voluntarily hastened to limiis she is invincible, and the wliole collecied unite themselves to their companious in disgrace, armies of Europe would be destroyed in detail. and deliver themselves up as prisoners. The Bonaparte knows this, and will never invade | Prussian proclamation accordingly disgraces them Russia on the side of the North.

all en masse. It would scarcely be going too far What then will be the course of the war after

to assert, from this document alone, that the Bonaparte has acquitted himself of his promise Prussian army is declared infamous in the face of to the Poles?

Europe. There are, doubtless, however, some The answer is in one word,- Peace, an im most honourable exceptions. mediate continental leace. This will be the The second Proclamation states a most curious interest of all parties, and therefore cannot fail of circumstance,-that the King of Prussia's Negoeffect. We will renture a political presage,-be tiators had twice signed an Armistice,once on fore Christmas, 1807, Russia and France will be

the 14th of October -he second on the 22d oi at peace.

November. The latter was proposed by BonaThe last month has supplied many other cir parte on the violation of the former,-Lucchesini cumstances of intelligence The town has been signed it, but the King of Prussia, on the apin constant aların with respect to the different proach of the Russians, refused its ratiâciTeporis from the seat of war. At one moment tion. the Prussians are said to have been annihilated in We have received New York Papers to the a pitched battle; at another, defeat, disgrace, and 14th ult. The intelligence which they afford is disease, (inore fatal than either,) are attributed to extremely satisfactory. That hasty and injudithe French. At this period (the 25th of Jan.) | cious measure, the Non Importation Act, passed there is no certain intelligence from the Conti- in a moment of jealousy and irritation, has, at nant win respect to any of these points. the recommendation of the President, been suse

France is said to be on the eve of a war with pended till the 30th of June.---This limit, short Spain. We are sorry for it; Spain, like Prussia, as it is, is suill sufficient to answer every purpose. would take up arms ļo her ruin. She has been a The Treaty concluded with this country will most. slave so long, that she can have no hopes in a probably be ratihed and published long before the contest with her master. Her spiri's in ust sink Suspension Bill can expire. within her, even at the contemplation of such We have the satifacti n of learning, both from an effort. It is beyond her strength; but fall she the American Papers and private letters, that the must, and fall she will. Portugal must follow of prejudices which had been so arifully raised by course, and Bonaparte again be s:opped by the some designing and factions men against this

It is fortunate that ihere are some country were rapidly wearing away. The great bounds.

body of the inhabitants of the United States was Tlie most interesting articles of the month are firmly impressed with the advantages of British two Proclamations of the King of Prussia.

intercourse and connection, and determined to In the one his Prussian Majesty enters into a inaintain them. kind of historical detail, for such it may be con In respect to our domestic intelligence, there sidered, of the causes of the miserable failure of have beco few occurrences of imporiance. It is the Prussian armis, and the total ruin of the now certain that we have lost the valuable settle. Monarchy. It appears from this document that ment of Buer os Ayres. a most general treachery pervaded erery branch The chief topic of Parliamentary discussion of the Prussiin Government, --its Aray,--iis has been upon the subject of the laže Negotine Garrisoulscoits Councilsandits Nobility. There tion, on which Ministers liave received more than appeared in hea kind of race of treachery amongst an honourable acquittal, in an implieil vote of the Gavernors of the fortresses, and strong tuwas. thanks by way of address to his 11 jesiy. Datory «carcely presents a scene of more general

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