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those divine precepts, than the what you call an Alteration, you character, the invitation, and in- affert, on that speculation, that troduction of men into this coun- all the difference the English try, who have carried confusion would feel, would be the name of and anarchy, poverty and desola- their Sovereigo. Look into the tion, into the land of their ene countries that nation has defolatmies; who have attacked and ed-look into their own country, laid waste countries who supposed if nothing has been lost but the themselves to be in amity with name of tkeir Sovereige. Have them who have considered na- they not loft the bleslings that tions as their enemies for no other accompanied that name, and the reason but because they had not influence of him who bora it? waged war witb Great Britain. They have banished their arts, Examining their conduct, in Bel- their commerce, their liberty, gium, Switzerland, Italy, and their religion. These are the Egypt, I have in them no proof blessings which England yet enof peace and good will ; and yet joys, and which the alteration you these are the men (though you have mentioned, with 70,000 would wish it to be understood men brought into the country to that you are an advocate for peace effe&tuate it, would effectually banand good will) that you inrite in. ifk from this kingdom. Your to this country. You fay your words are these :-" This kingonly motive and intention in dom would be lost forever.” writing this pamphlet was one part of your address, which scatter around us the blelings of is directed to our compassion, we liberty, of humanity, and the gof- learn, that in your punishment pel. If we compare your con must necessarily be involved those duct with your fpeech, it is im- who have committed no offencepossible you can be sincere in your your children. The Court will profesions contained in it, and al ever lament that the innocent lo in your work, which invites fhould suffer with the guilty. into this country, a number of Such, however, is the present state men, whose avowed object it is of human affairs, that in inflicting to subvert our Constitution, to punishment, that is, and must freplunder our country, and to ex- quently be the unavoidable consetirpate its inhabitants. Your quence. Lamenting this, I still speech affects to breathe

peace
and more lament, that before

you

fent good will to all men. However, this mischievous production into from some parts of it, men may the world, it had never occurred be inclined to consider it as pro to you, that the future happiness ceeding from the visions of a de- of your children was involved in luded imagination ; yet if we go, your conduct, and that your duty as we mult, by the verdict of the and affection to them, however jury, your pamphlet is malicious, little you felt for your country, wicked, and feditious. Your had not led you to suppress a speech has a direct contrary ten work that might involve them, as dency. In that part of your well as yourself, in misery and pamphlet; where you speculate on ruin. Thus you would have

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fpared the country the necessity “ The Court, taking into theja of this prosecution, yourself your confideration all the circumftances present disgraceļal situation, and of your case, doth order and adme the painful task of passing fen- judge, that for this offence you tence on a man whose talents, be imprisoned in his Majesty's whose learning, and education, in jail of Dorchester, for the counthe opinion of those who are em ty of Dorset, for the space of two inently fitted to judge.of literary years, and that you give security merit, might have proved an or for your good behaviour for the nament and a blessing to the neoterm of five years, to be computa, tion. We have deemed it our éd from the expiration of that duty tɔ, consider whether a punish- tern, yourself in the sum of 500l. ment in this case, proportioned to with two fufficient sureties in the magnitude of the offence, 250l. each, and that you be far: might not be attended with per- ther imprisoned till such fureties petual imprisonment. The first be given. And may the hours great object of punishment is, ex of your imprisonment produce ample--the next is, the correction contrition and sincere repentance! of the offender. It is never the And may the remainder of your wish of the Court to doom men life exhibit one uniforma scene of to perpetual imprisonment, unless atonement for the offence you the law has imposed that painful have committed to your King, duty upon them.

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AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE of the EXTRAORDI

NARY SUFFERINGS and PRÉSERVATION of Mrs.
ELIZABETH WOODCOCK ; who, after being buried in the
Snow eight Days and Nights, was taken up alive, in the full Podelion
of her mental Faculties.

ON
N Saturday, Feb. 2, 1799, of eight nights and eight days,

, , Elizabeth Woodcock, the wife was found alive, with every men. of a cottager at Impington, in tal faculty unimpaired, but had England, was returning home, lost the use of her feet, which apwhich was about three miles off, pear to be in a state of mortificaa from Cambrige market. Being tion. in the dusk, and darkness render As it is a case which human ed still more terrible from the se nature has feldom experienced, verity of as stormy a night as has and indeed which it may hardly ever been experienced, her horse by some be thought capable of breaking from her, she lost heị sustaining, it is thought proper to way,

and was buried under the give the public fome of the particfnow, from the 2d to the 10th of ulars, by a person who has seen the month ; and, after an interval the pit whence this unfortunate

woman

woman was extricated--who has

ways an opening to the surface for had his information from the ob- breathing. Prepofleffed with this ject of it herfe!f (which she is idea, he drew near with caution ; quite capable of detailing) —and and by that precaution, he thought who has bad every other informa- he distinguished the fighs of a per. tion on the subject from the two son as in prayer. On wlich he gentlemen who first found her. beckoned to the son of Mr. Mer.

Let Philofophy smile with pity rington and a fhepherd, who were or contempt on our weakness, yet fortunắtely ncar, but who, on the the fuperintendence of a particular first mention of the circumstance, PROVIDENCE, interfering by discredited it : however, on his second causes, is fo flattering to hu- perfifting that she was there," and man nature, and so much nceded alive too!” they advanced, and even by the proud and self-suf- were convinced ; and immediateficient stoic, that we cannot relin- ly ran for Mr. Merrington's father, quish the darling privilege ; but who quickly attended with a carty must keep it in fight from the bee blankets, &c.; and as they reginning to the end of our narra- moved the fuow, they perceived tion.

this unfortunate woman's hcad. On the Saturday night succeed. She instantly recognifed thein, ing that on which Mrs. Wood and snatching Mr. Merrington's cock was lost, a Mr. Munsey, of hand in ecstacy, would not quit the fame village, had very strong her hold but with reluctance. On impressions in a dream, that there her entreating fome nourishment, was a hare under a certain hedge, that Gentleman gave her a piece buried in the snow. In his walk of biscuit, and (with due precautherefore to Cambridge the fol- tion) only two tea-spoonfuls of lowing day, in paffing within twen- brandy, when the exclaimed, ty yards of the fence, the circum “O! this comforts me :" but, in Itance occurred to him. A hand- removing her, the nearly fainted. kerchief, which the distressed re The account she gives of hercluse had thrust upwards through self is so full of the fimplicity of the surface, drew his eye to this nature, and gratitude to that Prov. particular spot. However, if it idence, whom, the fays, even in had not been for his providential her bitterest moments, she never Suggestions concerning the hare, this distrusted, that it cannot be relignal might not have led to a very peated without losing its effect. different and most happy discov- Her feelings, or rather her ago. ery. For curiosity had been just nies, were indeed exquisite, when, so much awakened as to bring him during the many searches that near enough to perceive a small were made, she heard the tramtunnel through the snow, made by pling of human feet at no great the breath, which revived in his distance, and even distinguished mind his dream concerning the her husband's sympathising voice, hare. And a sportsman will ea- without being able to express her fily perceive the analogy, since he situation. The duties of religion, knows that when a hare is couch, that great and last resource, me ed among the fnow, there is al. fays, were her constant employ

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ment; for she was all resignation. what she gratefully calls, the
She tells her listening friends, if “ beautiful little ark.”
it please her Maker to restore

We hear this remarkable cir. her, this scourge of affliction from cumstance is to be matter of specHim thall influence her future con

alation for the Royal Society. duct, exemplified in gratitude and praile. Having an almanack in Nothing can be more applicaher pocket, which she had bought ble than some beautiful lines from at the market, th: consulted it to

Thomson's - Winter :" know when she was to have fo!ace

-How finks his soul! from the moonlight. She pulled What black despair, what sorrow fills off two rings from her fingers,

his heart, and put them and a one pound When for the dusky spot, which fancy

feign'd note into her nutmeg-grater ; and

His tufted cottage rising through the says, she frequently saw a beautiful

snow, white dove hovering around her. He meets the roughness of the middle Both the Sundays of her entomb

waste! ment, she heard the bells of her While round him night resistless closes

fast, village (which was only half a

With every tempest howling o'er his mile distant) calling her ruftic

head, friends to church.

She, no

He staggers on, till down at last he doubt, would fill congeal her icy

finks mansion with a tear, at thinking Beneath the shelter of the shapeless the only could obey their solemn Thinking o'er all the bitterness of Summons, when they chimed her

death, to her grave. However, she terms His wife, his children, and his friends, her more than subterraneous dwel.

unseen! ling “ a beautiful little ark ;" and, In vain for him th' officious wife premoreover, that she was presently The fire fair blazing, and the vestment insensible to any pain but the crav. ings of appetite. This she grati. In vain his little children, peeping que fied, with eating the hardest mor Into the mingling storm, demand their sels of snow she could get with

fire the hand, of which the itill pof- Nor wife nor children more shall he

With tears of artless innocence. Alas! seffed the use.

behold. She thinks she could have lived

The deadly winter, seizing, shuts up only twenty-four hours longer ;

fenfe, but of this, perhaps, she is no

Lays him along the snows, stiffen'd

corse,
judge : for the snow not only be.
friended her in food, but kept out

Stretch'd out and bleaching in the

northern blaft. the fatal feverity of the frost, in

warm.

To the Editor of the COLUMBIAN PHENIX.

SIR, HAVING found the two following relations among the papers of ::

deceased friend, which were wrote upon as real facts, your inserting them may not be unentertaining to some of your

readers.

I am, ýours, &c. S: N. Two gentlemen of Genoa in the house ; that it fad appear alighted at an inn, and observing ed eight nights fuccellively in the a young woman sitting very pen- fame dress, which was like a flame five at the kitchen fire, one of the lof fire in an angel's form, and that gentlemen asked her, was the he could plainly distinguish the married ? to which fhe made no wings ; that she had one night reply, but went away in a seeming persuaded a young woman to lie pet. She was remarkably beauti with her, who was so terrified at ful, and they asked the hoft the appearance, that she never about her, who said she was his coald since obtain that favour from niece, and that the had been lately her or any othek : She declared, very much distressed by the cone that her life was miserable, and tinued visits of an apparition, who her case the most singular and perentered every room in the house plexed that ever happened. She though the doors were locked. had, in her confesion to the Prielt, One of the gentlemen laughed, told it him in a very circumstanand the host told him it was too tial detail of every the minutest serious for ridicule, and deired he particular ; that he faid, it was might that very night be an ear nothing but an over-heated imagiand eye-witness of the truth of it; nation, a whim, a fancy, and what to which he consenting, begged it not, but that on her having lately might be kept a secret to all ex- reported it to him, and made her cept his friend and the young wo- case public, he had thought more man. Matters being thus settled, seriously of the affair, and advised the young woman was called, and her to comply, let the event te the young gentleman inquired of what it would ; that she dreaded her in what manner the apparition the thoughts of compliance, as she addressed her, whether it spoke, did not know but it might be the how many times it had appeared, devil, who had affumed that anand in what address ? To which

gelic form. she made answer, that its address To this declaration the

penwas first very courteous, but of late tlemen very attentively listened, menacing ; that its chief request and offered to fit up, in or near was to lie with her, in order to her room that night, if she would beget a child, which should con- permit then. She thanked them, vert the whole world to the Ro- and accepted of their service. man persuasion ; that she had shift There was a closet inside the ed from room to room, but in room she was to lie in that night, vain, for that it opened every door whither they conveyed themselves

with

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