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Oft times, when loft amidst poefic
Tab begins to milk her cows,
Thus begins his tender vows;
Rustic (wains begin their dance ;
See the soiling moon advance.
O'er the distant field we view,
Flavors amid'f the no se of praise,
Soon, alas! her beauties sade, pous rhime,
Like the glow-worm's transient blaze. Which bravid the jaws of all devour. ing time,
Bofton, August 13th, 1784.
(By a LADY.)
His rapid course, progressive as our II.
views ; Phoebus gilds the lovely scene,
The leffer orbs confess their feeble Gilds the mountains and the trees ;
(way, While the gentle zephyrs bring
Loft in the fplendor of meridian day. The refreshing evening breeze. But when his chearing beams withIII.
draw their light, Blithrome on each verdant spray, And gathering thades portend apBirds are warbling thro' the dell,
proaching night, Aoswering to each others lay,
The clouds diftill their dew, and weep Bid the joyful day farewel.
to fnd, IV.
Their borrow'd luftre with his rays The sun has set behind the hill,
declio'd: Every bird has left the vale,
Thus ELIOT rose, thus reach'd the Save the plaintive whipper will,
dazliog height, Who begins her mournful tale.
Which virue gains by confancy in y.
fighti Now the roaring night-hawk dies, We gazed with rapture, heard with Scorns by man to be out done,
glad surprize, He like Charles ascends the fkies,
That mortals could to such perfetti. Twice to see the setting fun.
His bright example Mode unrival'd • M. Charles, in the Air Balloon,
here, faw the sun set cwice in the same day, And long adorn'd our northern hewhich (though no man ever bebeld misphere i before) any Night-Hank may do But when this fun had fet, and dirwhen be chaoleng
W Polj emerging from the
We view'd ev'n ftoic eyes diffolvid
ANNA. in tears.
Haft thou not beard, that on this faFarewel, they cry,---what now re.
tal morn, mains alive?
The lovely Lucy took her early fight Eliot is dead! Can virtue long sur- To yonder sky? O painful thought, vive!
begone! Where's eloquence like his to charm Ye powers of recollection fail ! oor her say,
bring Or force the heart, her precepts to Her once lov'd image to my tortur'd obey !
[lives See widow'd friendship cloath'd in But, can I e'er forget her? Stilt he Sileat gries,
In the fair pledge of mutual love, Nursing her woes, forgetful of relief,
which yet oi that relief, sent by the power Survives a mother's fondness : guardivine,
dian powers Which call'd him in superior realms of helpless innocence ! proted the to thige.
babe; And, thro' each ftage of infancy and
youth, To the Editors of the BOSTON Dired its fteps to tread in virtue's MAGAZINE
paths! I be following Dialogue was
SYLVIA. occafioned by the Death of Heaven grant thy prayers, and aid the late Mrs. C- If Who would attempt toecho back thy you think it worthy of a ftrains, Place in your Useful Maga- Nor trinks froin the attempi (tho?
And pay the tribute of a friendly lay! zine, please to insert it.
nigh the theme) Yours, 85 C.
Tho' ev'ry mufe Mould on the wil.
Their flent harps,.... her worth let
this way, Each breeze conveys? From whence proceed these fighs,
In quest of an asylum here on earth. "That lowly murmur through the
Once did she dwell in Locy's gende
breaft, lif’ning grove, And (peak the language of some new
And triumph'd with the loves and born woe?
graces there : Tell me, my Anna, why, o'er na
Now banith'd thence by death's reture's face,
lentless band, Is spread this geu'ral gloom? What
She seeks (ome kindred mind where
to reside. mighty grief Has taught, e'en things inanimate, to
ANNA. mourn? o, Speak the cause, for sure thy looks
The search was fruitless ! Alld with
deep despair ; *betray
Nor bleft with an abode like that the A sympathising heart; nor only
thine, Each eye I meet is charg'd with pear
On contemplation's wing, the foard
above, "iy drops, That in a falling Mow'r descend to
And took her ancient seat in realms
of bliss. earth, And mingle with the copious Atreams below!
ORINNA, aged forty-five, M! how needless is expreffion,
To reveal a lover's fighs !
Unrefraio'd are their advances,
fio'd; To add a link to Hymen's chain.
And a thousand tender glances
Speak the feelings of the mind.
O! what raptures fill the lovers,
Mutual love, extatic bliss. Strephon, whose mind sweet peace
Have not such divine sensations, poffefs'd,
Spoke in Celia's eyes to mine? Who long had ceas'd to love and figh,
Or do fancy's fond persuasions Gave quick for answer thus address’d,
Qa illusive hopes recline? ** Read it, Corinna, and apply.
No ; methinks a soft confusion,
In those down caft eyes I view ; " The rising sun I've oft admir'd,
Still I'll bless the dear delusion, 4. Till pleasure has to rapture grown,
Fear it false, yet hope it true. * His noon-tide beams my breast have fir'd,
Let me not, my angel, languish, “ With glowing bliss to words un
From suspence ah ! set me free: "known.
Nor condemn the days to anguish,
Due to Love, to Joy and Thee. " But fol, so bright, at eve declines ; • When all men Tee his course is run, “ Wich ruddy face, fill, ftill be fines, of But ah! his heat and beams are On the Art of restoring Anima" gone."
tion. --Addressed to * Doctor
Hawes. She read....the paus'd-.-.refle&ion's glass,
Nulla in re homines proprius acce! Quick as the forked lightning's darts,
dunt ad deos quam Sniewid her with painted, haggar'd
Vitam hominibus inter mortuis re. face,
CICERO. O rad conviction to her heart! No more at balls, at rants fhe's seen, WHILE others fing of warNo more each borrow'd art Me tries, Embattled squadrong-.-....-foaming A vi&im now to hips and spleen,
fteeds All day she hides, all night the highs.
Then let not flip, ye lovely fair, • One of the moft a&tive inftitutors Youth'sprime, and beauty's blissful of the Humane Society, whose mer date,
thod for the recovery of persons aper To gen'rous lovers be fincere, parently dead by drowning, was pubin Len you Mould meet Coriana's fates lined in our lar Magazine.
Whofe dreadful confiA far and wide, EPITAPH OR a Remarkable
NOW thou who do'f these cries
ballowed hillocks tread, Bomoan the haughty vi&or's prize. There lies John H. dear lover of his My mure abhors the bloody car,
bed, And all tile im pious pomp of war ; Who often lulled in Indolence's Lap With pity views those refless things Told the twelve strokes, and yawo's Styl's Princes, Heroes, Conquerors
for t'other oap i Kings!
Full forty years on Earth refided Joho, And bids aitone the peaceful lyre, Yet, ffrange to tell,ne'er saw th' rikog To those wnom healing arts inspire,
fun; Who lan the embers of promothean' And it much griev'd him as he dying fire.
lay, What vidor claims such just renown, to think he'd rise again on Judgment As he who earns the Civic crown ;
day !" Whose goulike purpose is to save The jusi, the virtuous and the brave, Too oft pale victims to the Aygiau For the BOSTON MAGAZIZE.
. To unfold the enliv'ning art divine,
Epitaph on a Lady of good Deserves a more rhan mortal Arine, It long lay hid in natures laws,
Sense and great Merit. Tilulate the gave the key to HAWES, HE friend of genius and af Who zealous of the important trust,
truth, Humanely views the lifeless duft,
Here refts - beyond the reach of Wnen if one latent (park * remains,
pain : The genial flame he soon regis, Here beauty lies, and blooming And heart selt joy rewards his gene
Reflect--ye giddy, and ye vain !
Why need the sculptur'd ftone de. For the BOSTON MAGAZINE.
That love and friendship held ber 'Advice to a PAINTER.
dear, ROLD limner! is thou dar'ft to
Since none, who knew her, could for.
bear The beauties of Clariffa's face,
The filent... But expressive tear?
For the BOSTON MAGAZINB.
Tu quid tua te
Be bis bia abit.
Bt fis, ut Ego sunce.
A folution of sbe above is reHula forsan.”
443 State Papers.
diftress ; and tham a proportion short of this thould be fixed on, within the
reach of the least as well as of the moft By the UNITED STATES, able States. They propose, there
fore, that the States be required to in CONGRESS assembled, furnish, within the course of the pre
sent year, such part of their deficiTuelday, April 27, 1784.
encies under the requisition of eight millions, as with their payments to
the clole of the laft yeir, will make up (Continued from our laft.) one half of their original quota there.
of ; and that these payments be aper propriated to conformity with the ftatement in the firft part of this re.
port, giving generally, where accom. there was a requisition of Con. modation cannot be effected among grers, of Otober 16, 1782, far two the several objets, a preference ace, millions of dollars for the services of
cording to the order in which they are the year 1783, on which some small
arranged in the said ftatement. payments had been tendered, but that the Superintenrant of Finance had found it better to'receive and crea But while this proportion of former dit them as part of the eight millons. deficiencies is of neceffity called for, They are accordingly comprehended under the pressure of demands which in the sum before flated to have been will admit neither denial por delay, paid in under that head.
and the punctual compliance or every
ftate is expected, to enable the federal Having thus fated the demands adminiftration with certainty to faexisting against the States, the Com. tisfy these demands, it is earneftly mirtee would have performed but and warmly recommended to the half their duty, had they pafsed over abler States to go as far beyond this unnoticed their condition to pay them. proportion in fpecie, as their happier Their abilities must be measured in situation will admit, onder an afsuweighing their burthens. Their cre. rance, that such farther contributions ditors themselves will view them just will be applied towards discharging relieved from the ravages of predato- the public debt, agreably to the prery armies.-- returning from an attend. ceding Atatement, and will be placed ance on camps, to the culture of their to their credit in the next requilitions, fields... begin'nwg to low, but not yet with intereft thereon from the time having reaped - exhausted of necessa. of payment ; and also that, before ries and habitual comforts, and there. any further demand is made upon the fore needing new supplies, out of the States, under the requisition for two firit proceeds of their labour: for. milions of dollars, or the requisition bearaoce then, to a certain degree for eight millions of dollars, Congress will suggest itself to then. Congress, will revise the quotas of the several entrusted with the dispensation of States, mentioned in the said requisi. jufce between the public and its cre- tions respectively,and will make them ditors, will fuppore both parties desi. agreable to juftice, upon the best JOUS that their mutual situations information Congress may have when should be considered and accommo such demand 18 made. But as all our dated. Your Commit'ee are of opi- exertions will probably tall Mort of nion, that if the whole ballances of their full objeti, in that care it is be. the two requ.fitions of eight and of lieved that the public creditors, seeing two millions fiould be rigorously call the load of intereft accumulated dured into payment within the course ing the war, greater than can be disof the present year, a compliance charged in the first year of peace, will with such call would produce much be conteated for the preseni to receive