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Poetical Essays, &c. for May 1784.

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On the Spring:

" And cannot then my prayers prevai LADY. By a young

" No love, no tears, no vows avail?

Yet, yet my Cloe, ftay.
WAKE my mufe,attempt to fing,
The beauties of the charming

" Was it for this, I have so long

« Liften'd to fortune's fyren song, Just ready to appear ;

“ Listend with rapl'rous joy Out of the chambers of the east,

“ 'Did the for this inspire my heart Behold it comes a welcome guest,

“ With hopes that we fhould never To hail the smiling year.


And then those hopes destroy?"The birds with joy the fight behold, They now their little wings unfold, Amid the much observing crowd,

And hop from spray to spray ; As thus I fighed my grief aloud The mantle of the ground appears,

I scarce refrain'd to speak: Where all a smiling aspect wears,

Shame held my tongue, but from mine And all looks blithe and gay.


The pearl y drops full plenteously, Down by each murm’ring fountain's

Stole trickling down my cheek. fide, Where purling streams do gently glide, So, near fair Tiber's silver flood,

And violets deck the ground; The primrose and the dailes bloom,

The Roman bard, gay Horace ftood Each beauteous power sheds perfume, In vain he warnd her o'er and o’er,

And saw Galatee fail : And spreads its sweetness round.

Telling the fate EUROPA bore
Come Nancy hafie and with me rove,

In hopes it might avail.
O'er hill and dale,and thro' each grove,
Where the green ivy twines ;

In hopes it might avail to move
And where amidst the wat'ry way,

The rigid purpose of his love The cowslip too in rich array,

From such a dang`rous choice :

But all in vain like me, he try'd ; Its golden head reclines.

GALATIE ftill did firm abide,
Since fields and meads are thus adorn'd

Deaf to his moving voice.
Come Nancy we'll improve the morn,
Whore beauties others flight;

" Then go, if naught,” the bard re'Midft these delightful scenes we'll


" Can bend the purpose of thy mind Whilft sacred friendship, truth, and

" Go try the swelling rea. love,

« May ev'ry gentle gale attend, In one, our hearts unite.

« May ev'ry wind thy voyage lea

frieod :

" But think, ah ! think of me!” An Ode.

Nor less to Heaven did I preler Occasioned by the authors parting For The dear fake, my fious prayer

with a young Lady, for whom he so ob winds, oh! waves agree : had a particular regard.

" Winds gentiy blow, NE EVER did parting youth feel " Waves, roftly fow,

“ Ship: move with care, Than, Cloe, 1, while from the more

« For tlou do'ft bear Thy vefsel ail'd away:

"The vetter part of me."

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" And think, oh think! I also said, Ill fortune no longer I'll weep “Oo all those vows which we have My death I'll no longer delay.


« On all those charming scenes, “ Which once with glee we past away,

The following lines were wrote Pleas'd in each oiher, night and day, “ Nor envied kings and queens.”

for the samplars of threc young Ladies, by their Papa, a

gentleman residing at NoveA Ballad.

Y paio while for ease I renew,
Ye theplerds attend to the fraio,

Wrought by Miss E-
Once careless and jocund as you,

1, A young Exile from my native I followed my sheep on the plain.


Start at the Sath of arms, and dread With joy at the [parrows Mrill note

the roar ; I arose to hail the new day ;

My softer soul, not form’d for scenes My Meep I then let froin their cote,

like there, And piped for the lambkins to play. Flies to the arts of innocence, and

peace : When Philomel song from her (pray, And the blackbird retired to his brake My heart exults, while to the attenMy reed I attuned to her lay,

tive eye, or danced with the nympas at the The curious needle spreads the enwake.

amel'd dye ;

While varying shades, the pleasing Thus free from all trouble and care,

taik beguile, I never was heard to complaul;

My friends approve me, and my A franger I was to despair, Till Laura appeared on the plain.

Wrought by Miss. A--'The force of her charms was so great The (wains at a distance admired,

IN as this canvas was, as plain The hermit impell’d by his fate

we food, Once saw and ne'er aiter retired.

Unletter'd,unadorn'd,the female miod:

No fine ideas fill the vacant roul, Yet equal in beauty and sense : Tho' malice accused her of pride

No graceful colouring animates the

whole : Her virtues alone gave offence This fallhood had en vy contrived.

With close attention carefully in

wrought, Whenever the mentioned the green

Fair education, paints the pleafing Or talked of a walk to the ve;

thought; I beg'd on my arm she would lean,

Inserts the curious lines on proper She ímild and thus taught me to love.


Compleats the work, and scatters Distraded by hope and by fear,

roses round. My palion at lengih io declare I Ipoke of a friend thip fincere Sie frown'd and thus taught me de. Wrought by Miss. Sspair.


AN points his needle to the Ah fate, I receive thy decree:

diftant pole, Wnole days I bow wander alone ; Vait are his views, and boundless is Whole nights I fit by rome tree

his roul ; To hear the sad turtle bemoan.

Various has nature form'd the female

mind, Ye Mepherds, be kind to my feep; Our hands are delicate, our fkills A week they have now been attray :

refin'd ;

parents (mile.

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In narrow compass, but with equal Inscription on the Tomb. Store

art, Touches from us mysterious pow'rs

of Mrs. Pelham, (late con. impart ;

sort of Mr. Henry Pelham, And Man acknowledges, in all his

late of this Town) who died pride, Needles attra&, when our fair fingers at Chichester, in England, in guide.

child birth of twin boys.

Wrote by Mr. HALEY. ECORD thou faithful marb'e,

Pelham's worth, person to a Lady who had re

Who dying, gave her double off.

spring birth, ječied bis addresses.

Ye babes, who know not in your

helpless ftate,

Ye bought existence at too dear a 'T'S IS true, my Mape is something

rate, odd;

Rise with each promise, Parents can But blaming me, is blaming God;

defire, For had I spoke myself to birth, To footh the sufferings of your wi. I'd pleas'd the prettiest lass on carth;

dow'd fire ; And cou'd I form myself anew

For oh ! if haply for his peace ye prove I wou'd not fail of pleasing you : Adorn'd with all that claims paternal Your charms have long been dear to

love ; fame, And half the country toast's your

Scarce can that all compensate for

the wife,

Who ceard to bless him, when ye But who that dimpling chin supplied,

rose to life.
And lent thy cheeks their rosy pride?
With hairs of jet thy temples graced,
And with a fleader shape thy waift?
Thyself, hadit thov, thus beauteous

On Spring
made !

SPRING, relenting maid I appear To thee...the praise were doly paid: Unbind again the frozen ground Thy pride might then have leave to In beauty deck the smiling year, fwell,

And scatter vernal roses round: Thy motto this “ I've made me weli” O come ! and with thy radiant hand But since the power that fashion'd Io purple paint the Weftera sky; thee,

O come ! and let thy chearful band With the same hand created me ; Remove th' obftru&ing clouds, and Who might have touch'd my fhape

bid pale Winter fily. like thine And lent thee one deformed as mine: By wanton zephyrs fann'd, the rose Thou should'ft alone that power In pride surveys its op’ning bloom, adore,

The violets every charm disclose, And (neer at my odd shape uo more. And fill the air with rich perfume : Those eyes that dart deftru&iv e rays, All nature is with beauty crown'd, Hence iet them sparkle to his praise, The trees put on their varied hues, Thy heart, the seat of love and snow, The richeft verdue dyes the ground, Teach them his praise, to pant and And every charm appears, to court glow,

the rural Mure. Then heaven inspire thy yielding voice,

O thou ! by whose divine command To one that's better worth thy choice, Each lowring tempest left oor ille, And if the rest my fuit disdain, Thy blessings deal with liberal hand, The thought shall never give me pain. And bid thy toiling servants Smile: Bat that I tempt no heavier curse, Let Winter turn his gloomy car, Heaven I'adore, 'I'm made no worse. And yield to Spring's delightful way,

Fly with his tivering train afar, Then pleasure, like a bird of pallage, Nor with tempestuous clouds, deform

Aies, the rosy May.

To brighter climes, and more indolo

gent skies: Unclouded in the azure sky

Cities and courts, allure her sprightly Let the bright Sun his orb display,

train, Each storm and threat’ning cloud dely, From the bleak mountain, and the And chear us with his genial ray:

naked plain ; Let blooming Spring unrivall'd reign, And gold and gems, with artifcal An earneit of the grateful fore,

blaze, Which Autumn fheds on every plain: Supply the sickly fun's declining rays, And may thy praise fall ling, and But soon, returning on the western thy great power adore.

gale, She seeks the bosom of the grally vale;

There, wrapt in careless ease, atThe Invitation.

turues the lyre,

To the wild warblings, of the wood, By Miss AIKIN.

land quire :

The daisied turff, her humble throne EALTH to my friend, and long unbroken years,

supplies, By storms unruffed, and unftain'd And early prim-roses, around her

rise. by tears : Wing!d by new joys, may each wbite

We'll follow, where the boiling godminute Ay;

dess leads, Spring on her cheek, and sunshine in

Thro tangled forests, or enameld

meads ; her eye :

O'er pathless hills, her airy form O'er that dear breast, where love

we'll chare, and pity fprings,

In fiient glades, her fairy foot steps May peace eternal, spread her downy wings :

Small pains there needs, her footsleps Sweet beaming hòpe, her path illu

to pursue, mine fill,

She cannot fly from friend thip, and And fair ideas, all her fancy fill.

from you. From glittering (cenes, wbich firike Now tlie glad earth, her frozen zone the dazzled fight,


And o'er her bosam breathe the With miimic grandeur, aud illufive

weiterg winds. fatit, From idle hurry, and tumultuous

Already now the (now-dropt dares noile,

appear, From hollow friendihip, and from

The first pale bloffom of the 'unripen'd sickly joys,

year ;

As FLORA's breath, by foine franí. WIL DELIA, at the Muse's call,

forming power, retire,

Had chang'd an iccle into a flower: To the pure pleasures, rural scenes

Its name, and hue, the scentless plant inípire?

retains, Will the from crowdsord busy cities

And winter lingers in its icy veins, fly,

To these succeed the violets dufty Where wreaths of curling smoke,

blue, involve she sky,

And each inferior flower of fainter To taste the grateful thade of spread.

hue ; ing trees,

Till riper months, the perfect year And drink the spirit of the moun

disclost, tain breeze?

And FLORA cries exulting, see my

Rose. When winter's hand, the rough'n. ing year deforms,

(To be continued.) And hollow winds, foretel approach

ing forms,





State Papers.


ambassador extraordinary to his moft Congress assembled.

Christian majesty, and knight, com

mander of his orders ; and the United A PROCLAMATION.

States, on their part, have empower

ed Benjamin Franklin, their minister in pursuance of a

plenipotentiary to his moft Chriftian plenipotentiary commiffion, majesty: the said plenipotentiaries, given on the 28th day of September,

after exchanging the full powers, and 1782, to the honorable Benjamin

after mature deliberation in conseFrranklin, a treaty of amity and com- quence thereof, have agreed upon, merce betwen his majesty the king of

concluded and signed the following
Sweden, aud the United States of

Articles :
America, was, on the 3d day of April

1783, concluded by the faid Benjamin THERE Mall be a firm, inviolable
Franklin, with a minister plenipoten. and universal peace, and a true and
tiary, named for that purpose, by the fincere friendship between the king of
said king: and whereas the said treaty Sweden, his heirs and succeffors,
hath been duly approved and ratified and the United States of America,
by the United States in Congress and the subjects of his majesty and
afsemble d, and a translation thereof those of the said states, and between
made in the words following, to wit. the countries, islands, cities and towns

A Treaty of amity and Commerce situated under the jurisd aion of the
concluded betwen his majesty the king and of the said United States,
king of Sweden and the United States without any exception of persons or
of North-America.

places; and the conditions agreed to
The king of Sweden, of the Goths in this present treaty, thall be perpe-
and Vandals, &c. &c. &c. and the tual and permanent between the king,
thirteen United States of North-Ame. his heirs and succesiors, and the said
rica, to wit, New Hampshire, Massa- United States.
chosess-Bay,Rhodellland, Connecticut, Art. 2. The king and the United
New-York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania States engage mutually, not to grant
the counties of New Caftle, Kent and hereafter any particular favor to o-
Suflex on Delaware, Maryland, ther nations in respect to commerce
Virginia, North-Carolina, South Ca. and navigation, which mail not im-
tolina, and Georgia, defiring to eita. mediately become common to the o.
blish in a stable and permanent manner ther party, who shall enjoy the same
the rules which ought to be ob- favor freely, if the conceffion was
served relative to the correspondence freely made, or on allowing the same
and commerce which the two parties compensation, if the concession was
have jndged necessary to establish be. conditional.
tween thier respearr countries, ftates Art. 3. The subjects of the king of
and snbjects, his majesty and the Sweden shall not pay in the ports, ha-
United States have thought that they vens, roads, countries, islands, ci-
could not better accomplish that end ties and towns of the United States
than by taking for a basis of their or any of them, any other nor great-
arrangements the mutual interest and er duties nor impofts of what nature
advantage of both nations, thereby soever they may be, than those which
avoiding all those burthensome pre-

the most favoured pations are or Mall
ferences, which are usually sources of be obliged to pay ; and they Mall eu-
debite,embarrassment and discontent, joy all the rights, liberties, privileg-
and by leaving each party at liberty to es, immunities and exemptions in
make, respecting navigation and com- trade, navigation and commerce
merce, those interior regulations which which the faid nat ons do or Mallen-
thall be most convenient to itself. joy, whether in paffing from one port

With this view, his majesty the to another of the United States, or king of Swedan has nominated and in going to and from the same, from appoin:ed for his plenipotentary, or to acy part of the world whateCount Gultavas Pailip de Creuz, his


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