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while it is fully evident to every

exercise of power.

When the person of observation around them. person who had performed the in-. What violent fits of passion do trepid exploit came to join the cir. some men indulge themselves.in cle, le plainly perceived marks of against their slaves and servants, disapprobatiou in every counten. which they always impute to the ance ; for which reason he thought ungovernable natures of their iem it necessary to apologize for what pers, of which however, they dis-, he hari done. Nothing' says he. play the most perfect command l provokes me so much as a fellows. upon much greater provocations, looking saucily when I speak to given by their superiors, equals or him. I have told that man so fifty. by any set of people that are not times; yet, on my reprimanding obliged to bear their ill-humor.-- him, just now, for having one of How often do we see men who are the buttons of his waistcoat broken. agreca5c, cheerful, polite & good he looked saucily full in my face, tempered to the world in general, which threw me into such a pas. gloomy peesish and passionate to sion that I could not, help threshtheir wives and children ? When ing him. However I am sorry you happen to be a witness to any for it, because ke has the character instance of unprovoked domestic of being an hunest man, and has raze info which they have allowed always done his duty as a soldier, therselves to be transported, they very well.' How much continued will very probably lament their he are those people to be envied misfortune in having more ungo who have a full command of their vernable tempers than the rest of lempers ! No man can command mankind. But if a man does not it more perfectly than yourself said speak and act with the same de. one of the officers. gree of violence on an equal provocation, without considering wbe

"I often endeavour to do it rethe it comes from superior. equal

plied the choleric man "but always or dependant, he plainly shews

find it out of my power. I have that lie can govern his temper, and not philosophy enough to check that his doing it on particular ac. the violence of my temper, when casions, proceeds from the basest once I am provoked. You certainand most despicable of motives. ly do yourself injustice sir,' said the

officer' no person seems to have I remember when I was on the their passions under better discicontinent with the English army, pline. With your brother officers having seen an officer beat a sol I never saw you, in a single indier most unmercifully with his

stance, break through the rules of cane : I was standing with some decorum, or allow your anger to officers all of whom scemed to bc overcome your politeness to them.' filled with indignation at this niean. They never provoked me, said the

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Destructive thundars roll around,
And bloody corses strew the ground:
Mankind, allied by ties of blood,
Each other drown the crimson flood;
Their nervous arms with glittering steel,
"Prey on a thousand at a meal.”
In Piteous Sbrieks and dying groans,
The life departing vents its moans ;
And many youth both gay and blithe,

Are felld by Death's ursparing sythe. * Apollo struck the enchanting Lyre,

The thund'ring cannons rattle round, The Muses sung in strains alternate."

And wives and children hear the sound; For the Lady's Miscellany. In vain they anxious, beg their stay,

The drum commands their haste away ;

No mercy, no compassion there, The following piece was some short

The summons comes,—they disappear. time past refused an insertion-but in order that our readers may be gratified 'Oh! that proud man would wisdom with seeing to what sublimitypoetry may learn, be carried—we give it verbatum from

And cast rebellions weapons down ; the original.

And under Jesus' banner fight, The compliment intended to be paid | Trusting in his all conquering might. to the object is reflected upon the litera. The victory they would surely gain, ry talents of the accomplish'd author, And Everlasting Life Obtain. N.

EZBON. CROSTIC. Pleasant is thy countenance and fare How shall I discribe or compare

The following beautiful verses were Ever shall my tounge proclaim repeated at a meeting of the Belfast Yg them unbord ringlets my hart is slain Harp Society, where some blind children Bven thy hille eyes so mildly sweet supported and instructed in music by The dimples resting on thy rosey cheeks / their bounty, made their appearance. Remember I will not forget my taste They are the production of Miss Bal. Encinding thy majestic size and siender four from whose pen we have not bad waste

the happiness of seeing any thing before. Deep I sigh then cry depart

If she be a young lady If this be an ear. While love hangs heavy on my aching ly blossom we congratulate our country heart

on the prospectafforded of a rich fruit. Entangled and entwind in bliss

age.--If she be advanced in years, we Love from thee alone can cure me miss sincerely regret that her talents have re. Loveliest girl, as I think though art mained so long in obscurity. from tby charms must I depart

The harp, that in darkness and silence EXTEMPORE REFLECTIONS

forsaken,

Had slumber'd while ages rolld slowly ON WAR.

along; Hark! bear the horrid din of war. , Once more in its own native land shall Behold the frightful cannons roar!

awaken,

London paper.

And pour from its chords all the rap Behold how the glory of Erin is bend. tures of song

ing,

With feelings the sweetest that spring Unhurt by the mildews that o'er it were from the heart.

stealing, Its strings in full chorus eball warble Still, still these emotious together unitsublime ;

ing, Shall rouse all the ardour of patriot Let the Harp ever sound o'er the Emer. feeling,

rald Isle , And snatch a bright wreath from the Andits tones the soft tear of compassion relics of Time.

exciting,

Still teach by its magic the sightless to Sweet Harp! on some tale of past sor.

smile. row' while dwelling, Still plaintive and sad breathes the mur.

muring sound; The bright sparkling tear of fond sym:

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VOL. XIV.]

Saturday, December 28,.... 1811.

(No. 10.

THE ABBEY OF most winning sweetness played

upon her features, though the CLUNEDALE.

dewy lustre of her eye, and the A Tale.

tears that lingerepl on her cheek,

revealed the struggles of the heart. While Edward, in sacred re The stranger, who had risen at gard to the noblest feelings of hu her approach, embraced her with manity, forbore to interrupt the the most affectionate emotion they progress of emotions so friendly were both silent, however, and to virtue and contrition, the music, both now kneeling on the marble which had gradually, and with ma. slab, employed some time in prayny a dying close, breathed fainter

Nothing ever appeared to and fainter on the ear, now in tones Courtenay more interesting than that whispered peace and mercy the countenance of this beautiful & which sounded sweet as the ac

young woman, thus lighted up by cents of departedsaints,melted into all the sensibility of acute feeling : air & deep silence again pervaded her eyes bathed in lears, and lifted the abbey. This, however, con toward heaven, bcained forth an tinued not long, for in a few mo expression truly angelic, while the ments was heard the echo of light exquisite delicacy of her complexfootsteps, and presently Courtenay, lion and features, over which the by the glimmering of the lampi pensive graces had diffused their indistinctly beheld some object most fascinating charms, together which, gliding rapidly up the choir with the simplicity and energy of moyed toward the spot where the her devotion, as with clasped hands Stranger was yet kneeling. His and trembling lips she implored 'astonishment was increased when, the assistance of the divine spirit. on its approaching nearer, he formed a picture worthy of the cancould perceive the form of a young vas of Raphael. and elegant woman.

She was clothed perfectly in white, excepe Edwarci now saw before him the where the vest was bound by a cause of those rumors and fears, black zone, and over her shoulders which had been circulated with so fewed negligently a profusion of much industry in the neighborlight brown hair. A smile of the hood; for since the efpearice

this amiable young woman, he had to the place of their abode. Enterbeen perfectly convinced that the ing the choir therefore, by one of music to which he had lately list the lateral doors, he followed them ened with so much rapture, had with slow and silent footsteps, preits origin with her. In a still night, serving such a distance as, he these sounds might be heard to thought, might prevent the lamp some distance, and together with from revealing his person. He the glimmering of the light, would had pursued them in this manner occasion no small alarm to the unobserved through he choir, but peasant, who should happen at that upon their suddenly turning at an time to be passing near the abbey, | acute angle to enter the cloisters, and whose apprehensions, thus the light streaming faintly on his excited, might easily create some figure, discovered him to the imaginary being the offspring of younger stranger, who, uttering a ignorance and terror ; or perhaps loud shriek, leaned trembling on some pilgrim more daring than

the arm of her friend. the rest, had penetrated the interior of the ruin, and had probably

Courtenay now, immediately beheld one of the very striking fi rushing forward, endeavoured to gures now present to his eyes. allay their apprehensions by inThis, without further enquiry, he forming them of his name and had deemed what indeed would, at

place of residence, and the motives first, be the surmise of any specta

which had, at this time of night, tor, some vision of another world | led him to visit the abbey; he and had thus strengthened the su

told that filial piety having drawn perstition of the country, and pro

him to the tomb of his father, he tected the seclusion of the stran. I had very unexpectedly perceived ges.

a light in the interior of the build

ing, which strongly exciting his As these reflections were pass- curiosity, and corroborating the reing through his mind, the inter

ports of the country, he had enesting objects which had given deavoured to ascertain its cause, them bith, had risen from their and in so doing had discovered the kncelina posture, and after inter- | attitude and employment of the changing books of mingled gra. elder stranger, who, together with titude and delight, were arm in his fair attendant, rather increasing a'm retiring from the sacred mar. than mitigating his astonishment, ble, when Edward whose eagerness he had attempted, by following to discover the motives of the el them at a distance, to ascertain der stranger's conduct had here their abode, it being his intention greatly augmented since the ap at some future period to solicit an pearance of his fair companion, de explanation of what he had now termined, if possible, to trace them witnessed.

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