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POETICAL ESSAYS. General Whington's fare
Imitation of Horace, Ode 34; 69 well Orders, 43 Thanksgiving Hyma,
70 Address of the Officers to Columbia,
71 Gea. Wafhington,
A Lady, on the absence of Observator's Address 47
73 Defcription of Bachelor's
The birth of Cupid,
Dr. Doddridge, to his Wife's Criticism on Nonsense,
ibid. 49. Natural History of Cold, 5
Advice to the Fair,
73 Eflay ou Tafte,
Answer to the Riddle, ibid.
53 Description of the Tomb of
Translation of Blande Puer,ubid Madame Langhans,
Answer to the Rebus,
ibid. 55 On Criticism and Genius,
A solution of the Bill of Fare An Essay upon the right of
State Papers, 59
77 The Lile, &c, of the Compte
ibid. de Grasse, 66 Meteorological
Observa. A folution of the lists of
68 With the following & BI BI
MBELLISHMENT S, viz. No. I An elegant Frontispiece. No. II. Descriptiun of the Tomb
of Madame Langhans. No. III. A Soog set to Music,
Office in Marshall's Lane, near the Boston Stone.
N a Pyramid are inscribed fome of the principal Event
of the late War between Great Britain and the UNITED States of America. A youth representing the rising Generation of AMERICA, is reading the inscription. Peace is fuppoled to remind him that while he retains a Remembrance of those important Events, yet, since the happy ceffation of War, he ought to pay a close attention to Religion, Liberty and Commerce. On the ground are Chile dren Itudying the most useful Sciences. Grammar --which implies that we cultivate all Languages. Astronomy---necelary to Navigation and Cornmerce. Husbandry.--the source of true national wealth.
Acknowledgements to Correspondents.
tains undeferved fatire upon the Fair, it cannot be admitted.
The prajer to Fashion is not fufficiently poetical for infertion.
W.). at Happy-Hall, seems to be too much under the influence of the Honey Moon.
The Elegy on an Infant appears better in manuscript than ic would in print.
The correspondent who has favoured us with an Extrait from a French Opera, is requested to send a CORRECT copy.
Enigmas by Puzzlepate, Alexis, and others, cannot be admitted.
Numerous Solutions of the Enigmas, Rebus and Riddle, also several translations of the Laita lines, in our last, are received, the iniertion of one must fuffice.
Extracts from, and Imitations of Gesner ; Thoughts on public and private Credit; Verses by a young Lady, Verses To a Lady with a present of a penknije, and I. K's Fancy are received,
Lines from Hayley, on painting, in praise of West and COPELY, Ihali have a place in our next.
Page 53. columo 1. line 7. from the bottom, read writings. p. 60.. C. 2 1. 16. bot. r. NATIONAL. p. 64.6.1. 1.11. bot. r. are all p. 64.0, 2. 1. 23. bot. for invisible 1. irrascible. for visible r. rifible: p. 65 : 1. I. 19. for Core r. force. 1.11. bot: for pretended r poetical p. 66. Call mddie, for captures r. raptures. 23. bot.- for hardness 1, Harihness. A 7.1. 6. 2. 1. &. bot. for haven s. heaven. :
We were obliged (for want of communicated in the public papers for
the information and government of room) to omit in our last, the all concerned, it only remains for farewell Orders of bis Ex- the Commander in Chief to address cellency General Washington--- all time, to the armies of the United we now insert them, as we States (however widely dispersed the will to transmit to pofterity, be) and to bid them an affe&ionate -every produktion of so great a long farewell. and good a man.
But before the Commander in Chief
takes his final leave of those he holds Geng al WASHINGTON's farewell most dear, he wishes to indulge himself Orders to the Armies of the United
a few moments in calling to mina a
flight review of the pati- he will Rocky Hill, near Princeton, Nov. 2, then take the liberty of exploring, 1783.
with his military friends, their future THE United States in Congress profpe&s...of advifing the general assembled, after giving the
line of conduct, which, in his opinion, mof bonourable teftimony to ought to be pursued ; and he will conthe merits of the federal armies, and clude the address by exprefsing the presentiog them with the chanks of obligations he feels himself under for their country, for their long, eminent the spirited and able affiftance he has and faithful services, having thought experienced from them, in the perproper, by their proclamation, bear- formance of an arduous office. ing date the 18th of Odober laft, to A contemplation of the complete discharge ruch part of the troops as attainment (at a period earlier Wan were engaged for the war, and to per- could have been expected) of the obmit the officers on furlough to retire jett for which we contended, againk from service, from and after to mor. so formidable a power, cannot but Tø#, which proclamation having been inspire us with artopistacat and gra.
urile public who that
titude. The disadvantageous circum- of agriculture, participate in alle fances on our part, under whicn the bleflings which have been obtaille war was undertaken, can never be In such a republic, who will exclu forgotten. The singular inter positions them from the rights of cit.zens, a of Providence, in our feeble conditi the fruits of their labours ? lo su on, were such as could scarcely pro a country, so happily circumitance cape the attention of the mont unob. the pursuits of commerce and Serving; while the unparalleled per. cultivation of the soil will unfold severance of the armies of the United industry the certain road to com States, thro' almost every rible sul- rence. To thore hardy Coldiers, w fering and discouragement, for the are actuared by the spirit of advente space of eight long years, was little the fimeries will afford ample a Sort of a fanding miracle.
profitable employment; and the It is not the meaning, nor within tensive and fertils regions of the u the compass of this address, to detail will yield a most happy asylum the hardihips peculiarly incident to our those who, fond of domestic en service, or to describe the dillreffes
ment, are seeking for personal ir which in several instances have result. pendence. Nor is it posible to c ed from the extremes of hunger and ceive that any one of the Uni nakedness, combined with the rigours States will prefer a national ba of an inclement season ; nor is it ne.. ruptcy, and a diffolation of the un cefiary !o dwell on the dark side of to a compliance with the requint our past affairs. -- Every American oi Congreis, and the payment of officer and soldier mult' now console just debis, so that the cfficers himself for any unpleasant circum- soldiers may expect considerable at frances which may have occurred, ance, in re commencing their civi hy a recollection of the uncommon cupations, from the fums due to ti scenes in which he has been called to from the public, which must and a&t no inglorions part ; and the four- mon veljably be paid. iMhing events of which he has been a In order to effeci chis desirable witness; events which have reidom, pole, and to remove the preju if ever before, taken place on the stage which may have taken pofseflio of human a&ion, nor can they the minds of any of the good pe probably ever happen again. For of the ftates, it is carnestly ree who has before seen a disciplined ar. mended to all the troops that, my formed at once from such raw ftrong attachments to tie union, materials? Who that was not a wife fhould carry with them ļoto civ ness could imagine, that the most vio. , ciety, the most conciliating disp Jeot local prejudices would cease so ons; and that they Mould provet fool), a id that men who came from Tel as not less virtuous and usef the different parts of the continent, cinzen's, than they have been s frongly difpofed hy the habits of edu- vering and vi&torious, as $o!
Arom, to delpife and quarrel with What though there thould be som each other, would inftantly become but vious individuals, who are unwi one patriotic band of brotliers ? or to pay the debt the
on the spot, can contraded, or to yield the tr trate the fieps by which such a won- due to merit, yet let such vow deriul revolusion h:s been effected, treatment produce no invectiva and such a glorious period put to all any infance of intemperate con our wart'ke toils ?
let it be remembered that the It is univerfally acknowledged that affed voice of the free citizeos o the enlarged properts of happiness, United States has promised the opened by the confirmation of our in- reward, and given the merire dependence and fovereignty, almost plause ; let it be known and rer exceed the power of descriprion : Aud bered, that the reputation of th fill not the brave men who have con. derat armies is established beyond tributed lo rifestivaly to inele inesi- reach of malevolence, and ler a mable acquifions, retiring viliori. fcioufoers of their archievedenis bus from the field of war to the rield time, ftill excite the men who e
General Washington's Farewell Orders. Foled them, to honourable a&tions, attention in carrying his orders under the persuafion, that the pri promptly into execution ; to the vate virtues of economy, prudence Staff, for their alacrity and exallness and industry, will not be less amiable in in performing the daries of their levedvd life, than the more splendid qualo ral
departmeots; and to the non-comities of valour, perseverance and en. millioned officers and private soldiers, terprise, were in the field, : Every for their extraordinary patience in cat may reft affured that much, very suffering, as well as their invincible much of the future happiness of the fortitude in action ; to the various officers and men, depend upon the branches of the army, the General vise and manly conduct which mal takes this last and folemn opportuni be adopted by them, when they are ty of profefling bis in violable attachmingled with the great body of the ment and friendtip. He wilhes more community. And although the Ge than bare profeffions were in his powo Deral has so frequently given it as hie er, that he was really able to be ofeopinion, in the most public and expli- ful to them in all 'future life .. He, cit manner, that unless the principles flatters himself, however, they will do of the federal government were pro- him the juftice to believe, that whatperly supported, and the powers of ever could with propriety be attempt. the union encrealed, the honour, ed by him has been done. And being dignity and juftice of the nation, would How to conclude these his last public be lolt forever; yet he caonot help orders, to take his ultimate leave, in repeating on this occasion, so interest a thoit time, of the military charader, ing a seriment, and leaving, it as his and to bid a final ad eu to the armies lat injonäion to every officer and he has so long had the honour to every soldier, who may view the sub- command; he can only again offer in jeâ in the same serious point of light, their behals, his recommendations to to add his beft endeavours, to these their grateful country, and his prayof his worthy fellow citizens, towards ers to the God of armies Mayanieffecting these great and valuable pur. pie justice be done them here, and poses, on which our very exiflence as may the choicest of Heaven's favours, a nation fo materially depends. both here and hereafter, attend those
The Comirander in Chief conceives who under the Divine auspices, bave little is now wanting to enable the fol- secured innumerable blessings for dier to change the military character others. With their wishes, and this into that of the citizen, but that steady benedi&tion, the Commander in Chief and decent behaviour, which has ge. is about to retire from service- - The Derally diftinguished, not only the ar
curtainl of separation is drawn, and my ander bis immediate command, the military scene to bim will be clorbut the diferent detachmants and le ed forever, parate armies, through the coule of EDWARD HAND, Adj. Gen. the war; from their good sense and prodence he anticipared the happieft coolequences; and while he co gra- The following are authentic cotulates them on the glorious occafion. font renders their services in the field
pies of a Letter and Address, Dio longer neceffary, he wishes to ex- which were presented to his press the frong obligations he feels
Excellency General WASHhimself under, for the affisance he has received from every class, and in
on ihe 15th of every infiance. He presents his thanks November. in the moft serious and affectionale Mzunter to the General officers, as
WEST POINT, 15th Nov. 1783. well for their counsel, on many inter
THE Offrers of the part of the in promoting the success of the plans army who agreed on the enclosed he had adapted ; to the Command.' address, having committed to us the ants of regiments and corps, and to honour of presenting it -- with great be officera, for their 'great zeal and pleasure we now offer to your Excel