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Nor waste what now ve, seemingly could

spare ; To gain the summit he had spent each day,

For Penury's, chill pow'r we yet might And spar'd no means to heap his gathering

feel, store,

And ba us Want's dire train might unexThe haunts avoided of the young and gay, Upon his ledger's figur'd leaves to pore ;

'pected steal. andas he turn'd the wealth-fraught pages o'er, Of Avarice and Industry the child,

He much applauded his own maxims trite; • He that would chrive,' said he, 'must watch In her: - le chanc'd one summer's evening

Her parents' virtues and their vices blend his door,

mild, •Nor gad abroad, but labour day and night.

As Avarice, in pedlar's garb, did wend • By this I thrivd, by this I've gain'd the

O'er Scotia's barren heaths, the maid he kend wish'd-for height.'

Sate at her wheel beneath a turf-built shed; Her he compress'd-and Heav'n, in time,

did send O senseless! has the path of wealth a charm To compensate for labour, health, and This careful dame to bless their nuptial bed, peace?

And crown the transports of their youthful Can it with throbbing joy the bosom warm,

lustyhed. Or bid the pang of agony to cease! Ah, no!-heill employs the closing lease And 'mongst Wealth's favourites there one Of life, who gives to gain his nights and

was seen, days:

A fawning, cringing hypocrite was he; Wiser are they who ev'ry moment seize His black aye bending was, and bla his To roam 'midst laughing Pleasure's flow's mien, strew'd ways,

And much he talk'd, and simper'd prettily: With Virtue temp'ring Joy, to check its Without being glad, he seem'd as if in glee, lawless blaze,

Without misfortune, he would sorrow VII,

feign; But to my theme. Next him a form He humour'd each, would each one's vassal advanc'd

be: Of lovelier carriage and of nobler mien; If by his flattery he could obtain Now his bright eye, as if in transport, glanc'd,

The sordid ore, repaid, he deem'd, each And now in sadness he was musing seen.

former pain. Around the world in search of wealth he's been,

There favour'd sometimes too a youth I saw, Had Prozen in Zembla, scorch'd 'neath Whose cheeks were pale, by midnight Egypt's sun ;

tapers worn, For wealth had sacrific'd ch'endearing scene Who oft the sigh of misery would draw, Of calm domestic bliss.O silly loon! Aud seem'd by many a jarring passion torn; Is gold the sole reward which thou for Now would he blest appear; and now this hast won?

forlorn;

For not alike upon the wayward wight Then marked I a figure foul to view,

Did Fortune always saile; yet still from Dark-brow'd, and fraught with cruelty he

He cards and dice would ply 'till ev'ry was, With sunken eye, and cheek of sallow hue.- night: Aye bent on ill, he beeded not the laws,

A senseless elf be was a gamester they Nor conscience' sting could ever make him

him hight. pause : He ne'er felt mercy, but remorseless 'Twas few of these I saw; but oft a form smil'd

I mark'd, whose skin was of the tawny hue, To see the widow weep, himself the cause : Whose looks were sullen as the wintry

He'd tear the father from his dying child, storm If 'twould encrease the store for which An eld he was who never joyaunce knew, 'midst sin he toil'd.

But still would all he had to gold trans new,

And count it o'er, and listen to its sound; IX.

'Midse numerous riches he was poor to view, And there was sate Frugality, a dame

And gain'd wealth's summit by this lore. Of look demure, and aspect wan with

profound,

• That every farthing, heaped, in time bee Unknown to deeds of enterprize or fame,

comes a pound. She gain'd her wealth by thrift, and homely

fare, By humble ways, and lore of maxims rare,

A miser he was calld; his glittering heap. Which taught, to-day, to save tomorrow's

Was all he lov'd, and yet it gave him. meal,

pain;

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care.

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pain :

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For, thinking on it, he could never sleep,

But horrid dreams would agitate his brain As slowly ebbs the tide, and swiftly nots, Of bankrupts, thieves, and penury's cire As human joys came slow, and swift decay; train.

So 'twas with Wealth-her glittering thouHe felt in short, tho' rich, a very hell.

sands rose These, and a many more, the height did gain; By labour, guilt, and oft a weary day: But riresome were the task them all to For Pleasure never shed her cheering ray toll,

Upon her path, but cars and canker'd guile And numbers would, I doubt, disgrace the Still joumey'd with her vot'ries on their way; muses' shell.

Their hearts were hard with many a sintill

wile, More eath 'will be to say, 'twas oft'ner gain'd They never shed a tear, nor ever felt a By the dull spirit who could ever toil;

smile. By him whom proud Oppression's deeds had s ain'd;

By these with trouble fillid her temple By Avarice, Fraud, Hypocrisy, and Guile; seem'd, Than liim bedeck'd in Frankness' easy smile; But, as 'twas fillid, 'twas emprięd still more Than he who felt Benevolence' ardent

fast; glow;

And scarcely had its swelling coifers teem'd Than he who scorn'd Deception's hidden

With treasures by those witless wights wile;

amass'd; Or he who listen'd to the tale of woe.

When straitway staggering, bloated Luxury Alas! to weal.h's summit these mov'd

pass'd upwards few and slow.

The gem-bespangled walls, with all his

train; Tho' sometimes, 'twere unjust to own it not, On Fashion's gaudy phantoms reckless cast

Did nobler, worthier, characters succeed, The gold for which they toild with bitter Who well employ'd the treasures they had got,

With Labour ebb’d the cide, with Folly To give to art and genius their meed:

flow'd again. To heal the sick, to make the hungry feed, And chase the woes which wait upon man

Soon as by Wealth supplied, the frolic train kind.

Her temple left, and down the mountain These were from mis-gain'd wealth's re

sped, proaches freed,

Wild as the visions of a madman's brainAnd felt the pleasures of a god-like mind:

By Dissipation and Intemp'rance led : In Muence uncorrupt, in poverty resign'd. Whilst all around Profusion idly spread

Her scenes of vast expence and useless Her favourites Wealth receiv'd with smiles. With Fashion in her changeful vest ycled,

glare; and bade

A noisy rout, that follow'd swift by Care, Them every bliss enjoy she could bestow ;

Fell to the mountain's foot ere yet they To doze on beds 'midst hoarded riches laid, And many a costly gem of dazzling glow;

XXII. Tended by slaves, who, ever louting low,

Waited their bidding with submission due. Fell to the mountain's foot; where Ruin kept But 'mid this pomp, to wake them bitter

His drear abode with many a hideous sprite :

There wan Remorse was seen, who never Ad mar their peace, unseen, vile demons slept, fiew,

But ceaseless mourn'd from morning until Care, Envy, Fear, Distrust, and pale night. Disease's crew.

There also was Disease, a loathsome sight,

That e'er the sons of Luxury did torment;

Some with the gout he galled, and some Listless they sate, and gaz'd upon their store,

bedight Feeling it had no charm to banish sorrow;

With blotches foul, that mark a life The while chose demons spread their forebeads

mispent; c'er

With apoplexy some swift to the grave be With many a deep and mis'ry-boding

$ent. frow: To-'ay they srent in wishing for to-morrow; le cain: : -d just as listless pass'd away,

And there was Poverty of pallid mien, They tound that Life its pow'r to bless must

Eyes hollow-sunk, bent back, and tott'ring borrow

knee; From social joys, and Love's endearing Her carcase seem'd such as may oft be seen fway;

Of felon vile rotting on gallows-cree: That gold alone can ne'er the coil it gave

In rags half-cloth'd; half-fed; with misery Tepay.

On bed of straw in chinky hovel laid,

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He was a form it shock'd the soul to see. Let others pant for wealth, I prize before

These, and a many more, unceasing prey'd Its listless joys, the Muses. 'simple shell On Luxury's fallen sons, and all their Sounded by shepherd-swain from rock or sins repaid.

lonely dell: XXIV. Now leave we them to bear their woeful And there was Generosity; a form fate,

Whose face with more than mortal lustre And turn again to where the busy throng shone, To gain Wealth’s favors early drudge and Beaming Benevolence, with rapture warm. late;

He pitiéd others mis'ries as his own, As was before descriven in my song : And wept to hear the child of sorrow moan; With these I noted journeying along

Nor could refuse the aid his wants requir'd, Some who ne'er toil'd, and some who toild Tho' from himself the joys of life it won; in vain,

He hesitated not, but still desir'd M-speeding Wealth's dull votaries among; To see the wretched wear the smile which Some sigh'd her smiles to see their fellows

he inspir'de gain, And some her favours lost, unconscious of a pain.

But, wightless wight! when stern Misfortune

frown'd XXV.

On him, and Want oppress'd his noble Chief of this luckless throng a figure stood

soul, Lolling with folded arms and half-clos'd No arm to shield hina from its power he eyes,

found, E'en thinking 'twas a toil to take his food, No friend to save him from its harsh conOr from bis drowzy attitude to rise.

troul: A tatter'd garment wrapt his bloated size, Whilst black Ingratitude, the fiend most foul With dust besprent and filthy to the sight.

Of many a fiend which poisons man's frail Unknown to deeds of worth or high emprize mind, The losel was: him Indolence they hight, Bade those who shar'd his purse unpitying The deadly bane of youth, and Emulation's scowi blight.

Upon his woes, and pay with words unkind

His lib'ial god-like acts and bounty unconSometimes he wish'd his stupor off to shake, fin'd. And break the charm which thus his senses

bound; To deeds of noble enterprize awake,

There, too, was he who nobly stemmid the

tide And join the busy croud which buzz'd around;

Of fool Corruption, with undaunted breast; But still some vain excuse he ever found,

Wnofor his country liv'd, and would have died, And said, • To-morrow it will do as well.'

Couid he have, dying, seen his country It came and fled: the same unvaried round

blest; He pass'd, nor could its numbing pow'rs Its woes he pitied and its wrongs redress’d; repell,

To it devoted each successive day; From morning's rosy dawn, 'till evening's But him the iron arm of Power oppressid, shadow fell.

Strewing the thorns of sorrow o'er his way;
And Wealth's gold glistering height he,

fruitless, did essay, With him a youthful stripling I beheld;

Careless his gait and modest was his mien, A mingled croud it was of good and bad,
And in his hand a half-strung lyre he held,
Which oft he struck each idle pause for was it good alone, a thought so sad

That thus to gain her temple toil'd in vain; between; And then in sadness on it he would lean,

Might justify the cynics captious strain. And gaze upon the throng which hurried by,

But many were there join'd the wasteful

train Sighing to think how useless he had been, Whilst, list'ning to its simple melody,

Of Dissipation whilst they yet were poor; He linger'd still in want, and dim ob. By whic, the wish'd-for height they ne'er scurity.

could guin;

And many rais'd a barrier too sure,
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In idleness anal vice confirm’d past hope of Yet he would eye with scorn the senseless

croud, Who ever toild to heap their glittering from these to love ier scenes I turn'd my store ;

views Wouid gaze with pity on the worlding proud Who certer'd every bliss in sordid ore.

Tir'd with the sight of misery and toil) Grant nne, kiou Heav'n! he cried, • I ask

Where, mid-way up the mountain, Fancy

drew With calia Content in lowly cot to dwell'

The cottage of the maid of careless smile,

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Y- lep'd Content, who ever did beguile

XXXVII. I ne passing hours of ite of pain and woe;

Then said I, Pow'r supreme, whose awful And sung a lay so heavenly sweet, that while

gaze I listen’d to its sounds, my breast did glow

Pierces earth's centre from thy viewless With thoughts of pleasures pure she only

throne; could bestow.

Who sees alike the saint's or sinner's ways, XXXIV.

To whom each thought or deed of man is Hid in a calm recess her cottage stood,

And o'er the porch the winding eglantine, Grant me,'o Pow'r supreme! this prayer And modest jessamin, of flower pale-hued, alone, Their slender tendrils spread with mazy In such a state as this to pass my days, tine

Alike to fortune and to fame unknown; And fleecy flocks, and herds of lowing kine; No more I'd pant for glory's meteor-blaze, And fields of waving grain, and verdant But lune to this my lyre in gratitude aid plains;

praize.' And woods of shadowy oak, and cow'ring pine, Whose breczy murmurs join'd the stock. Now simple Harp of ancient melody

dove's strains; Shone sweetly round a spot unknown to

I lay thee by, my youthful task is o'er; cares and pains.

And when, O'Harp, again the chords I cry,

Improv'd my mind by time and classic lore;

I, perhaps, may wake a strain, such as of yore Here dwelt meek Peace, and blushing Inno Floated along the winding Mulla's side;

Or, midst the mountain-circled Conway's Of downcast look, and yes of azure die,

roar, Who e'er retir'd with modest Diffidence, Fell from the druid-bard + at even tide, But chief from Folly's crouded haunts did To mourn his country's woes, and check Ay :

her conqueror's pride. And here the heav'n-born seraph Charity, And Friendship mild and Love sincere did dwell;

Yet vain the thought! that I å self-taught With Mercy, who did gaze around, and sigh swain

To see the bitter woes which man befell:-- Plac'd in a state to poesy unkind, It was a spot so pure it mocks my pow'rs Should ever sound the Muses' higher strain to tell.

Which raises, e'en to extacy, the mind: XXXVI.

And, oh! if Burns ia want and sorrow pind, Than here, no farther toild the riser few

If Otway drank the cup of misery, Whom cursed lust of lucre had not fir'd;

Why should I hope a destiny more kind? But from the world's vain joys for refuge flew,

I mourn to think on what my fate may be, And co the rustic maid's low cot retir'd,

But still what'er it is, O Harp, thou're dear

to me! Fee ing a bliss by her alone inspira,

Til in old age they welcom'd Death's long

night. This was the last I saw; for Fancy, tired,

* Spenser had a residence on the banks of

the Mulla. Now tied; and soon these bow'rs of calm delight,

+ Gray's Ode. With all the scene around vanished from

my sight.

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Bewicht
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GLOSSARY.
Stanza 8, 11, Ever.

22, Spotted, decked, marked.
25, Sprinkled.

4, A mein fellow, a churl
24, Described.
13, An old man.

15, Easy.
2, 12, 23, Called.

13, Pleasure.
10, Saw.
7, A simplcton.
10, Sprightliness, lust.
17, Bowing.
25, A lazy fellow.
13, Change.

10, Travel, go.
20,30, A man, a being,

21, Clad, adorned.
33, Named, called

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Calabria, May 28.

an amnesty, but also confirmed their A CORPS of 700 men which the choice of an Albanian, as their chief. prince of Hesse Philipsthal had landed Cannon were immediately discharged, in Calabria, and which general Regnier probably intended as a signal to the rest had suffered to advance to Milero, have of their party. On the 28th berweed 2 been surrounded and cut off : all the and 3000 men had assembled from vari. artillery, baggage, and ammunition, were ous quarters, and made themselves taken. The general of the enemy, who inasters of the barracks and artillery of had fled with a few cavalry, was pursued: Tophana.-Other soldiers also joined in all probability he will be made pri- them. soner, and will not be able to carry the The insurgents now applied to the news to Messina. The conduct of the Mufti, in order to obtain his consent to people on this occasion was exemplary: the deposition of the Sultan, against all hastened to take up arms against the whom they objected, that in consequence enemy.

of the new measures adopted by him Constantinople, May 31. , Ą sudden the laws of Islamism had been violated; revolution in the government has oc- they also urged the propriety of deposcurred here. It is well known that the ing him, as consistent with the laws of. Janizaries have long been discontented the Koran, because in the course of with the Nizam Gedidd, or new military seven years he was without any direct tactics. The first synıptoms appeared issue. The Mufti found himself oblige on the 25th instant, at Cavac, a castle ed to comply with the demands of the upon the Asiatic side of the Bosphorus, in insurgents, and in consequence of his a quarrel between a Janizary and a sole fettwa, the insurrection became general dier of the Nizam Gedidd, about the all through Constantinople. The Grand new uniform worn by the latter. The Vizier sought to allay the storm by the Janizary went so far as to reproach the adoption of moderate mcasures, and sent Grand Seignor. The commandant of the 'a very condescending letter to the Janicasile, hearing of this, gave the Janizary zaries; but it had no effect. He sent a severe reprimand; a bloody conflict them the heads of the Bostange Baschi, immediarely commenced, in which the and two of his minister's, against whom commandant fell. The insurgents then they were bitterly enraged; but even turned their rage against Mahmud this was of no avail. The ci-devant Effendi, who was Reis Efendi in 1805, Kiaja Bey Ibrahim, against whom the and was lately inspector of the fortifica. public mind was most prejudiced, had tions; they pursued him to the opposite disguised himself; but being discovered, shore, and massacred bim at Bujuk dere, he was cut in pieces, and the parts of together with his secretary, and two his body carried about as a spectacle, domestics,

The treasurer of the Nizam Gedidd, and Oo ihe 26th of May they made their oneof hissecretaries, shared the same fate, appearance at Constantinople. The On the 29th of May Selim abdicated Grand Seignor not only granted them the throne, and was conducted to the

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