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Those gooseberry eyes with emerald lightnings big,
Beaming sublime like barn-door in the morn,
Have burnt thy Neddy’s heart just like, forsooth,
A crisp pork-chop upon a gridiron.
Oh, oh those pouting cherry lips of thine,
Where little cherubim and seraphim
Dance sportive to thy throat’s wild melody a
Oh Dolly Dumpling, Dolly Dumpling oh
Deign, deign to squint one ray of love divine
Into my tender bosom, greenlandiz'd.
With cold disdain and Lapland iciness.
Paint to yourself my restless form laid prone
In sheets of linen or of cotton made,
There thinking on thy angel mien I toss in pain,
Turning now on this, and then on t'other side,
My throbbing heart the while with forceful beat
Striving to break my ribs and 'scape to thee.
So have I often seen some hapless goose,
In farmer's yard by cruel coop pent in,
Reckless of life beat hard against the slats,
And strive in vain to gain the gabbling flock.

How pleasant sitting at my cottage door
To view at eve the sun's declining ray,
Soft sliding through the mountain's blushy brow ;
To hear the vacant laugh of honest steed,
The beehive’s buzz, and courting pigeon's coo.
When toil is o'er, and stretch’d upon the turf,
How sweet to view our little playful lambs
Bound like grasshoppers in a field of hay;
And when our pretty little brindle cow,
Before the wicker gate with meekest look,
Shall ask our pliant hands her teats to squeeze,
How will your Neddy and his Dolly dear,
With each a milking-pail and each a stool,
Express the streams of sweet nectareous dew,
That Gods shall wish to be like I and 2 ou.

NEDDY NITRE.

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For the Anthology.
1. IN ES Wr ITT EN AT SEA AFTER a stor M.

THE faithless waves I'll trust no more,
Nor fickle winds, nor baleful skies ;
Return me to my native shore,
My heart in every danger cries.

But praise to him, who rules the wave
His hand, that wields the lightning's spear,
Outstretch'd has kindly been to save,
His ear has ever heard my prayer.

If thou restore me to my native land,
To thee I will devote my days ;

Withdraw not thy protecting hand,
But guide me thro’ temptation's maze. N.

SELECTIONS.

[We anticipate the smiles and the thanks of our readers for the extracts, which follow from Montgomery's poems. Had it been in our power, the present bouquet should have been enlarged; but we love to be sparing of fragrance and flowers, and, surely, a daisy and snow-drop will suffice for October. There is a harmony in some of his lines, which is exquisite to a musical ear; and his figures and combinations indicate, that he is no copyist. His future productions will entitle him to an honourable rank. He has already written poems. which are consecrated to durable preservation in the brilliant and mighty mass of English poetry. But probably his prophecy is superiour to his fulfilment, and we are willing to believe, that his future greatness will advance beyond the just exactness of present anticipation. He is now a little Iulus ; by and by he will reign on the throne of his forefathers. His general merit will be acknowledged by all ; but difference of opinion begins with comparison. We do not pretend to decide his relative excellence, or the school, to which he belongs. We love to dwell on the purity of the ‘snow-drop,” which is better than oxslips and wild thyme ; and the ‘field flower,’ too, has perfume and

tints, which are superiour to aromats and dyes from Ethiopia.]

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On thy state
Whirlwinds wait ; -
And blood-shot meteors lend thee
light :
Hence to dreary arctick regions ;
Summon thy terrifick legions ;
Hence to caves of northern night
Speed thy flight.

From halcyon seas

And purer skies,

O southern breeze 1

Awake, arise : -
Breath of heaven benignly blow,
Melt the snow ;
Breath of heaven unchain the floods,
Warm the weods,
And make the mountains flow.

Auspicious to the Muse's prayer,
The freshening gale
Embalms the vale,
And breathes enchantment thro’ the
all" --
On its wing
Floats the Spring,
With glowing eye, and golden hair :
Dark before her Angel-form
She drives the Demon of the storm,
Like Gladness chasing Care.

Winter's gloomy night withdrawn,
Lo the young romantick hours
Search the hill, the dale, the lawn,
To behold the SNOW-DROP white
Start to light,
And shine in Flor A's desart bowers,
Beneath the vernal dawn,
The Morning Star of Flowers :

O welcome to our Isle,
Thou Messenger of Peace
At whose bewitching smile
The embattled tempests cease :
Emblem of Innocence and Truth !
First-born of Nature's womb,
When strong in renovated youth,
She bursts from Winter’s tomb ;
Thy Parent's eye hath shed
A precious dew-drop on thine head,
Frail as a mother's tear,
Upon her infant’s face,
When ardent hope to tender fear,
And anxious love, gives place.
But lo! the dew-drop falls away,
The sun salutes thee with a ray,
Warm as a mother's kiss
Upon her infant’s cheek,

Vol. III. No. 10. 3U

When the heartbounds with bliss, * And joy that cannot speak |

—When I meet thee by the way,
Like a pretty, sportive child,
On the winter-wasted wild,
With thy darling breeze at play,
Opening to the radiant sky
All the sweetness of thine eye ;
—Or bright with sunbeams, fresh with
showers,
O thou Fairy-Queen of flowers : . .
Watch thee o'er the plain advance
At the head of Flo RA’s dance ;
Simple SNOW-DROP then in thee
All thy sister train I see :
Every brilliant bud that blows,
From the blue-bell to the rose ;
All the beauties that appear
On the bosom of the year;
All that wreathe the locks of Spring,
Summer's ardent breath perfume,
Or on the lap of Autumn bloom,
—All to thee their tribute bring,
Exhale their incense at thy shrine,
—Their hues, their odours all are thine !
For while thy humble form I view,
The Muse's keen prophetick sight
Brings fair Futurity to light,
And Fancy's magick o the vision
true. -

—There is a Winter in my soul,
The Winter of despair ;
O when shall Spring its rage control
When shall the SNOW-DROP blos-
som there 2
Cold gleams of comfort sometimes dart
A dawn of glory on my heart,
But quickly pass away :
Thus Northern-lights the gloom adorn,
And give the promise of a morn,
That never turns to day !

—But hark' methinks I hear
A small still whisper in mine ear:
“Rash Youth repent,
“Afflictions from above
“Are Angels, sent
“On embassics of love.
“A fiery Legion, at thy birth,
“Of chastening Woes were given,
“To pluck thy flowers of Hope from
earth,
“And plant them high
“O'er yonder sky,
“Transform'd to stars,—and fix’d in
heaven.”

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--J.ibrum tuum legi & quam diligentissime potui annotavi, quae commutanda, quae

eximenda, arbitrarers. Nam ego dicere vero assuevi.

Neque ulli patientius

reprehenduntur, quam qui maxime laudari merentur—PLINY. ---

ARTICLE 54.

The Journal of Mndrew Ellicott, late commissioner on behalf of the United States, during fiart of the year 1796, the years 1797, 1798, 1799, and fiart of the year 1800, for determining the boundary between the United States and the flossessions of his catholick majesty in America, containing occasional remarks on the situation, soil, rivers, matural firoductions, and diseases of the different countries on the Ohio, Mississippi, and gulf of Mexico ; with six mafis, comfirehending the Ohio, the Missississi from the mouth of the Ohio to the gulf of Mexico, the whole of W. Florida, and fart of E. Florida. To which is added an affendix, containing all the astronomical observations made use of for determining the boundary, with many others made in different farts of the country for settling the geografhical fiositions of some imfortant floints, with mafis of the boundary on a large scale ; likewise, a great number of thermometrical observations made at different times and hlaces. I vol. 4to. Philadelphia, Budd & Bartram. 1803.

Geography has been so assiduously cultivated of late years, that every work tending to its improvement has been received with more, than common interest. In the pursuit of this science, individuals

have been tempted to brave the rigours of every clime, and their exertions have been protected by hostile governments. If then curiosity could be excited with regard to distant rivers, tracing their courses through savage deserts, with how much interest would they look forward to the attainment of an accurate knowledge of the Ohio and Mississippi, rivers extensive in themselves, and the only avenues to the ocean of a fertile and flourishing country on the former river, and of almost boundless and unknown regions on the latter 2 At the moment of publication, the Mississippi had acquired an additional claim to the consideration of the American publick, by the recent cession of Louisiana. Mr. Ellicott, clothed in an official character, possessed during a period of nearly four years the means of obtaining such information, as would fully have gratified the publick expectation. To show how far these advantages have been improved will be the object of the following review. A journal soon becomes dull, where we are neither instructed by important facts, nor amused with interesting anecdotes or observations. The reader is soon fatigued with passing over bad roads and down shoal rivers, where he has nothing but these necessary concomitants, teazing accidents, or the state of the weather, to antise

him. Our author left Philadel

phia, Sept. 16, 1796, and till his

arrival at the mouth of the Ohio,

the 19th of December following,

we find no information of impor

tance, or any observation, that can,

for a moment, relieve the fatigue

of the journey ; and at the mouth

of the Ohio, there is but a very

short retrospect of the fine country he had passed. The Ohio, formed by the junction of the Alleghany and Monongahela, according to Mr. E., is one of the finest rivers in the United States. He says, “The bottom and sides of the river are strong from Pittsburgh down to the low country, which is generally supposed to be about eight hundred miles. The strata of stone are horizontally disposed, and principally consist of either free stone or lime stone. This horizontal disposition of the strata of stone is observable thro' a very large extent of the United States.” The flat lands on the Ohio are very fertile, but, in many places, not extensive. “A large proportion of the hills and mountains are unfit for agricultural purposes, being either too steep or faced with rocks. The hills and mountains on the east side of the river generally increase in magnitude, till they unite with the great ridge commonly called the Alleghany, but on the west side they decrease, till the country becomes almost a dead level.” Besides the immediate necessaries of life, this country produces hemp, fruits, &c.; cordage, hard ware, glass, whiskey, and cider are manufactured ; salted provisions also are made here ; and the raw materials or the manufactured articles are sent to New Orleans, where they find a ready market, and on timenn, Mr. E. thinks, the inhabitants ought to receive bounties. To say any

thing of the general impropriety of bounties, would be needless,as the absurdity of making the Atlantick states, who have large tracts of land still uncultivated, pay for the improvement of lands upon the Ohio, is too glaring. To the tax upon whiskey, or to the want of bounties, Mr. E. attributes the “turbulentand disorganizing character,” generally given to the inhabitants. Although he says he is “far from justifying any opposition by force to laws constitutionally enacted ;” yet he often apologises, and thinks that unless this tax should be repealed, the worst consequences would follow. The climate is good, and generally healthy, although bilious complaints are frequent at Cincinnati and Louisville. The Ohio in summer is shallow ; but in the spring, vessels, built on the river, have thence sailed loaded for the West Indies. At the end of this account is a map of the Ohio, upon a large scale, in which those parts, which are not drawn from actual survey, are left unshaded, by which means we perceive at once how far the map is to be depended upon ; and future travellers may know where their labours will be of most advantage. It is much to be regretted, that this excellent method is not more generally pursued.

The second chapter commences at the mouth of the Ohio, in Lat. 37° 0' 23° N. and Long. 88° 50' 42" W. from Greenwich. The cold was here so intense, that on the 22d of December, both the Ohio and Mississippi were completely frozen, and remained in that state four days, and the ice was not broken up in the former liver till the 20 of January following. At this place were a number of Indians from the west side of the Mississippi, to whom a Mr.

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