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VALLEY FORGE. of the air! perch on the weeping willows, and, in plintive st ains. In laying before our readers, the sing his many virtines. Fool of) situation of the Anierican Army, the passing stranger! rest a while ancamped ar Valley Forge, durat his tomb Childien of he filer ing the Winier of 1777-8. We frcuns! vive a tribulary tear; shall not aniy pourtray what the le it fall on Elww's ura. Hush! biave heroes of our revolution ali is silence; the songster of the have sufered for the attainment of va e is mule ; "he lambkin sports i ar Liberty, which we now.enjoy; not on the mead; all are hushid bu shew also, an example wo! to repose.
Thougl silence uni. the imitation of those, who now ve sai pervades, and so emn still stand forth to pidiect the hallowed ness rules around yet, me thinks, alier of the Cocnius of Freedona ii istile language of eloquence, No dangers sould deler, ko duntie prais of my Edwin. No long. kers should appal the man who is er can we warble the soft poles of novenya ed in deferice of those Juve ; nw more cat, we fiolic on righis, lo! the acquirement of tire green, fo: Edwin steeps in the which our Father's bled. And it dust, and his Emma is sad. Stop will also be a pleasing though mele. So shrinks from the embrace of ancholy satisfaction, to revert o day, and hides his face behind the past trials and pay a passing triwestern hils. I will basten and bute to those places, which have sek some se quesiered spot, near
been rendered memorable, during Edwin's last inansion. At morn, the revolutionary war, by the toils noon, and eve, will I visie the sta sufferings and condicis of our cied abode ; bathe ihe tomb witla countrymen, consecra.ed by the my ears ; and of kiss the guru blood of our heroes :' mieot thai shields his remains;
The Grds the savivurs of their native tien pensively relle, au bide my
BARLOW. in ward grief from ilie world, unkuuwing the c. use of my woes' However inalien'ive lhe present
Ten solar revo.utions have since gene arion may be io this sulij ct passed away : the villare sains those places which willesseu vie pross E. inato lo e,as sheis ioved; infanı sırugles of our nation will tears to bidust l'anc., she ansters
be classic ground to pos erity. theni nol : but waving he snow. Every thing ihat has any connexWie all, leasi e needie to the ion with heroic achievmenis, virpultis io Edwi's un tuous sufferings o persevi ring
LAYINIA, forude, becomes dear to wumanity
in veneral, but in a particular sufferings of chal winter would not manner is hallowed in the memory be easily delineated. of those who owe every national blessing to any of those successful
A view of Valley Forge must exertions of virtue. Mountains
necessarily awaken in our minds Waileys plains forests rivers cities
une recollection of the gloomy sea
sons of the revolution We find and villages which saw our father's fi ht for our independance, and
ourselves safely landed on the ter. submit 10 the deprivation of every
ra A ma of Independance; why good to secure freedom for their should we not look back on the posterity, have taken out their angry and temp: s'uous ocean we charter of nobility. Thair names
have navigated ? Why should we are inscribed, in golden capitals, in
noi remember with gratitude the the couri. Calendar of Fame, and
pilois " who weathered the storm, will become hai monious in the
and the sai ora who breasted the song of the muses ; their honors
tempest, and contended with the
How the shall be recorded by historians, and dangers of the ocean? their beauties delineated by paint
di k clouds of despair gathered oel's, while those ignoble mountains
ver us in some parts of our voyake! valleys plains forests rivers cities i The sun of confidence was hidden and villages, which have never
from our eyes and scarce a glimwitnessed the feats of our heroes,
mering star of hope was :o be seen will remain neglected & unknown.
in the firmament! How often mas.
the national vessel alniosi shatterIn the winter of 1777 8. Gener. ed on the shoals of Danger! and al Washington fixed his head how narrowly did we escape the quarters at Valley Forge. Histo.
whirlpools of Destruction ! Ty gives some account of the dif. ficultiessurmounted at this time by
But this subject is degraded by the geius of the commander in
poeuc similitudes : the facts themchief, and of the unparalleled suf
selves are sufficiently impressive
without the assistance of rhetoriferings of the troops at this station bui longue cannot ielate, nor pen
cai embellishments : and we are describe, the hundredih part of the
confirent that no man can read the miseries that were endured. What
history of this period of the war poet cani eshibit the whole com
without sympainisins with the suf
pricated series of evis? What feuing troops, and acini ring the
historian can commemmorate the agonies of the hungry and the naked exposed 10 tie clemencies of the weather, or enumerate the groans of the diseased? Many are sull alive who know that the
prudence. fii mness, and couragc, of the commander of our armies,
• Atno period of the American war," says Judyne Marshall in his Lile of Wasioinnion, · had the A. merican army buen l'educed to a
situa!'On o greater peri! than dur. provisions and clothing, and consee ing the winter at Valley Forge. It qrenuy discontented : having at. has been already stated, that more the same time no means of prothan once, they were absolutely wi'nout food. Even while their ins the invidious power vested D condition was less desperate in this his binds hy congress of seizing respect, their stork of provisions piovissions wherever :hey couid be: was so scanty, that there was sela found. The exercis of this powe dom at any time, in the stores, a e raised againsi him the clamore, quantity sufficient for the use of of the vuigar ; while a pary in. the troops for one wiek.
congress were conspiring to de. quently had the enemy moved out prive him of his command, and in force, the American army could ende avoring roin pu'e to his mis. not have continued in
'The niana enient le co! sequence of Want of provisions would have forc their own errors and tuits ed them out oi il; and their de. the mean time, sir I Villiam He piorable condi.ion, with respect 10 wiih ivis army, had possession of clothes, diabit.d then fn m keep- Philadelphia, and was plentifuiy ing the field 10 the winter. Thie
supplied wain provisi ins and evereturns of the 1st of February ex
ry thing necessary fo; le comforta bibit the astonis ing number of able subsistence of his roops: and, 3000.989 men in camp unli for
a winier campai.:owouid have. duis, for want of croihes. Of this
been productive of the most disnumber scarcely one man had a
östrous consequences io the Ame.. pair of shoes. Even among those returned capable of doing duy, very many were so badly clad that But the mind of Washington exposune to the cods of the se. son was equal to the gifficulties of his d'us: háve destioyed them. situation : the public food was. though the tolal of the arıny ex his polar slar : he pursued his creded 17,000 men, the piesen Course boidly and calmly, disreeflective rank and file amounted garding the clamors of ignorance, to only five thousand and twelve. the perulance of passion, and the The returns throughout the winie en ious intrigues of disappointdo not essentially vary from that ed ambition. Nothing displays which has just been parucularly more clearly the resources of his staled.
genius than his being able, while
surrounded byso many unfavoralle General Washington certainly circumstances, to secure the afo could not have been piaced in a fection of his officers and the a-situation of greater difficulty than doration of his soldiers. he was at this tinc: The army unser bis command desitule of
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Now louder rings the buille din,
ORIGINAL AND SELLCTED
For the Lady's Miscellany.
Hark! "is the Briton's lee gun!
ODE Sung at the Dinner, given to the officers of the U. Staves frigare Constitution, after the Victory over the British fri
gate, Guerriere. WRITTEN BY L.M. SARGENT ESQ
Tune- le Mariners of England.' Brittania's gallant streamers Float proudly o'er the tide ; And fairly wave Columbia's stripes, In baitie side by side. And neer did bolder foerden meet, Where ocean's surges pour. O'er the tide now they ride, While the belléwing hurders roar, Waile the cannon's fire is flashing fast, And the bellówing thunders roar. When Yankee meets the Briton, Whose blood congenial flows, By Heav'n created to be friends, By fortune render'd foes ; Hard then must be the ballle fray, Ere well the fight is o'er. Now they ride, side by side, While thebell'wing thunders roar. While the cannon's fire is flashing fast; And the bell wing thunders roar. Spil, still for noble Engladd, Bold D.CRES' streamers fly : And for Columbia, gallant HULL's, i. po' d'y and as high.
Vain were ibe cheers of Britons!
Hence be our floating bulwarks