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She vilifies the source of attic pleasure,
Though by Apollo sung in polisla'd meafure
Yet in offence offending most themselves !!!
By Ruin oft her amulet's display'd :
As wily Treachery prepares,
Than all are -born to die !
Though the brain's tubes in agony distend :
Though torments multiply those torments end,
Though pallid Obloquy, with ceaseless hate,
'Tis Passion desolates the heart :
Yet shall the fountain wash the Atreamlet clear,
And as the parent waters make the truth appear,
He, who telude his Reputation's death,
As Meannefs or as Madness wills,
But some vile worm that grovels in the dust ;
Suppress'd beneath esteem !
And even Guilt beguiles ;
Unconscious or of infamy or dread,
Inconstant Fortune, who with cruel joy,
Cannot impress his soul,
Though thunders roll about his mighty frame,
O, FASHION, now a goddess, now a fiend,
At whose levce, pride, folly, vice, attend ;
Before my eye, a frightful form appears,
Away the fight ! indignant nature cries ;
Thus sense and taste their mutual aid impart,
Till in Columbia's modern fair we find,
If this be fashion, then, my country's fair,
THE POET's COMPLAINT, A SONNET, addressed to the SONNET-WRITERS of the present day.
* O imitatores, fervum pecus
DISTRACTING thoughts my morning hours employ ;
Bailiffs and duns my wary steps pursue ;
The county's mally bars start up to view,
Wher social comfort mars the drooping soul,
Me a large brood, and scolding wife control,
I quaff the smoaking pot; ah ! fweet regale,
An EPIGRAM on a WINE-MERCHANT, and
very applicable to many of the FRATERNITY in all Nations.
A SUMMARY STATEMENT of DOMESTIC POLITICS
and OCCURRENCES for the laft MONTH.
The commencement of this month pend the AQ for augmenting the Ar
HE was marked by a continuation of that my of the United States. forrow, for the loss of General WASH A Resolution was submitted for diINGTON, which is so pecularly honour. viding the North-West Territory into able to the nation ; and the general two Governmcnts. obfervance of the 22d inst. as ordered The Second Section of the Act, by Government, for a national cimy of commonly called the Sedition Law, fafting and prayer, was fignificant of was repealed. the veneration of the people for the The rules of the House were suffounder of their liberties, and of their pended, and a Bill introduced for givlamentation for his death.
ing further time to the bolders of military Both Houses of Congress have been warrants to locate and register the fame. arduously employed in the great
duties The Mint Bill was paffed. of legislation, the more prominent of A written meffage was received which are the following :
from the President of the United An examination of the causes and Stares, in the words following, to wit, consequences of an imputed insult, Gentlemen of the House of Representatives, committed on the person of Mr. Ran. In consequence of your request to me, dolph, jun. one of the Representatives conveyed in your resolution of the 4th froin the State of Virginia, by two of of this month, I directed the Secretary ficers belonging to the navy and army: of State to lay before me, copies of the the account was stated by the aggrieve papers intended. These copies, toed person, in a letter to the President, gether with his report, I now transmit and by him transmitted for the confid to the House of Reprefentatives, for eration of Congress.
It involved a the confideration of the members. declaration, That the offence was per
JOHN ADAMS. petrated in consequence of words ut United States, tered in a debate in the House of Representatives, derogatory to the dignity of the existing military establishments. The Report from the Secretary of This affair was produtive of much fe. State to the President, contains all the rious debate, and the refult was, That papers relative to the apprehension and a majority of the House did not think delivery of Jonathan Robbins, who was fufficient cause appeared to justify their ultimately executed at Jamaica, in the interpofition, on the ground of a brcach, West Indies, on a charge of murder and of privilege
piracy. A Bill passed to be enaded to fuf
LEGISLATURE of MASSACHUSETTS.
THURSDAY, FEB. 13.
of surance Bill passed to be engrossed. the Members of the Council, Senate
The Tax Bill passed to a third read and House passed—the sum is two dol. ing : the sum to be raised is 153,989 lars per day. Dollars and 13 Cents.
The Hon, Thcodore Sedgwick, Esq.
was elected as Major General of the A Bill was received from the Sength division (Berkshire) of militia, ate altering the time for holding the
A Bill was re-difcuffed for the aug. Courts of Common Plcas and Sellions mentation of the Governor's salary, at Portland. which was negatived: the salary is The Ninth Massachusetts Turnpike ixed at eight hundred pounds per year. Corporation Bill, was passed to be en
The Eighth Massachusetts Turnpike grossed. Corporation Bill, passed to be ene The Merrimack Bank Ad passed to groffed.
be engroffed. The Ninth Massachusetts Turnpike The Bill authorizing towns to make Corporation Bill, was read a second laws to restrain cattle and horses fronı time, and to-morrow, 3 o'clock, assign, going at large, was passed to be en. ed for the third reading.
grofled. The Weight and Measure Bill was A Bill in addition to the Law for read a third time, and recommitted for the instruction of youth, and for the further amondments.
promotion of good education ;, was A Bill was received from the Senate read a first time, to encourage the manufacture of leath Private business as usual. er, boots, half-boots, shoes, pamps,
TUESDAY, FEB, 18. Fandals, flippers and goloshoes, and to The Merrimack Bank bill came prevent fraud therein, which had pafl- down from the Senate, and passed to ed in that body to be engrossed. The be engrossed. Bill was read twice in the Housc, and A bill to encourage the manufacture Tuesday next, 12 o'clock, assigned for
of leather boots, half boots, pumps, the third reading, and in the mean sandals, slippers and golofaoes; and to time committed.
prevent frauds therein ; paffed to be A Committee was appointed to con engrossed. fider whether any measures are neces A committee on the sale of East, sary to be adopted relative to the Hof ern Lands, was raised. pital lately ereded on Martha's Vine A bill in addition to an Act, intitled, yard.
an Ad establishing a Supreme Judicial. A Bill giving a remedy in law against Court within this Commonwealth, was the Executors and Administrators of read a third time, and passed to be endeceased debtors, in joint contracts, grossed. passed to be engroffed.
A bill for establishing a Municipal A Bill to incorporate the plantation Town Court, in the town of Boston, No. 7, on Union River, into a town passed to a third reading. by the name of Ellsworth, was read A bill for the due regulation of twice, and Tuesday next, II o'clock, Weights and Measures, pafled to be enassigned for the third reading, and in grossed. the interim committed.
Bills incorporating certain planta- . FRIDAY, FEB. 14.
tions in the district of Maine, into The Bill in addition to the Act ina towns by the names of Orland, Elllcorporating Merrimack Bank, was worth, and Rumford, have passed varead twice, and this day, 4 o'clock, af- Fious stages. figned for the third reading.
Messrs. Lowell, Smith, and Russell, The Bill in addition to the Ad to of Boston, were appointed a Committee prevent the spreadiaz of Contagious to answer the invitations of the AcadSickness, passed to be engrossed
emy of Arts and Sciences; the Presi. A Committee was appointed to bring dent and Board of Trustees of the in a Bill in addition to the Act for pre Mechanic Alociation ; and the Presiventing common nuisances.
dent, Professors and Tutors of Harvard A Bill, authorizing towns to make' University; that the House would atbye-laws for restraining cattle and tend Solemnities in memory of General horses from going at large, was read WASHINGTON, and to inform them twice, and this day, at 3 o'clock, af- the pressure of public business preventfigned for the third reading.
ed their accepting those invitations.