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Ah! no-in hopeless love thou canst not Alas ! the parsonage!“ Alas! the pine,
shame” Thou ne'er canst woo the brightest maid Methinks I hear some hoary swain exin vain;
claim, For thee love's star midst cloudless skies “A time there was, when yonder moulwill shine,
dering dome And light thy graceful steps to Hymen's Was Peace and Charity's selected home. fane:
How cheerful to the eye its front arose!
There crept the woodbine, and here While I, as hope, and strength, and life
bloomed the rose, recede, Far, far from thee shall waste the languid
There drooped the virgin lily's pensive
head; day :
And here carnations glowed with streaky Blest, if the scroll that speaks thy bliss I
There stood of ancient elms a stately row, But far more blest to feel life's powers
Now by the unrelenting axe laid low : decay:
And here, as gently sloped the smiling
lawn, Started at every breeze, the trembling
fawn. TIIE DESERTED PARSOYAGE.
Methinks, e'en now, in yon sequestered
way, [By J. Lynch, esq.]
Where hazel clumps exclude the noonMARK* where yon steeple rears its simple Spire,
Our lost, lamented, pastral friend I view, Whate all the village train, with awe re- As wont, some pious reverie pursue. tire,
O! what a man was he?-what charms of To Vift their grateful orisons on liigli, So him, whose awful mandate rules the Could round such tranquil happiness dis
sky. I love to see the long procession glide.
Each sun, that on his works delighted Across the mead, or up the green bill's shone, side,
Saw him neglect, for others' ease his own: To that plain edifice, whosc folding door Each liberal sentiment that warmed his Expands admissible to rich and poor':
breast, The house of Ilin, who no distinction A friend in every human form confest; knows,
No narrow, selfish prejudice confined, But that which Virtue's sacred power be- His noble, frec, disinterested mind. stows,
To every sect alike his bounty flowed; Behindt the church a tottering mansion
His love for all mankind unceasing glowed: bends,
For as the sun its genial warmth imparts, Whose mouldering wall a sudden lapse Alike to barren and to fertile parts, portends;
So would he dedicate to all his care, Rank weeds enclose its entrance; and And portion of his love to all a share : each stone
Good, without pride ; and learned without Is with excrescent damps and moss o'er
conceit; grown :
Skilled to check riot, or suppress debate; Its garden waste, its lawn o'errun with No match declared-no contract was bebriar;
gun, Its once pellucid fount a bed of mire: Nor mother gave her maid, nor sire his There desolation reigns--no human sound
son; The long deserted, lonely rooms resound: Till first their pastoral friend the choice No guest, with champing steed and hasty approved ; hoof,
His sanction was the prize for those that Approaches now the hospitable roof;
loved. That rifted roof, wide opening to the sky; Beneath his care dark melancholy smiled, Tutters at every blast that blusters by: By soothing arguments of wo beguiled :
Despair grew calm, and sorrow's rankling
dart * From poems about to be published.
Was blunted by his soft persuasive art. + The author has seen à parsonage house in Yorkshire, which answered this
The wretch by persecuting conscience
Drank peace and hope from his enlivening THE SQUEAKING GHOST. tongue;
A tale, imitated from the German, according That tongue whosh harmonizing sounds
to the true and genuine principles of the would flow
horrifick. A magick talisman for every wo.
The wind whistled loud! farmer Dobbin's
wheat stack Alas! one fatal eve, by duty led,
Fell down! The rain beat 'gainst his He sought with godly zeal the feverish bed door! Of fell disease-he sought to cheer the As he sat by the fire, he heard the roof hour
crack! Of harpy Death's inevitable power ;
The cat 'gan to mew and to put up her But can my faultering voice our misery
back! tell ?
And the candle burnt-just as before! A victim to his generous pains he fell;
The farmer exclaimed, with a piteous He fell (but rests in every heart inurned) sigh, Wet with the tears of all ; beloved and “To get rid of this curs'd noise and mourned!
rout, “Wife, gi'e us some ale.” His dame straight did
cry, Ah! sad reverse-a stripling of the
Hemed and coughed three times three, gown
then made this replyNow holds the vicarage, but lives in “I can't mun!” Why? 'Cause the cask's town,
out? In scenes of gay voluptuousness he strays, By the side of the fire sat Roger Gee-ho, And spends in revelry both nights and Who had finished his daily vocation, days.
With Cicely, whose eyes were as black as While yonder dome, slow mouldering into
a sloe, dust,
A damsel indeed who had never said No, Admits each pelting shower and vagrant And because she ne'er had an occasion! gust.”
All these were alarmed by loud piercing
cries, Methinks I hear the swain-his deep- And were thrown in a terrible state, drawn sigh!
Till opening the door, with wide staring I mark the rising sorrow swell his eye;
eyes, And as I bid farewell, and turn the vale, They found to their joy, no less than surReflection ponders on his mournful tale. prise,
""Tras the old sow fast stuck in a gate!”
PHILOSOPHICAL AND ECONOMICAL INTELLIGENCE. M. DEGEN, a watchmaker of Vienna, drowned. The police of Vienna have pur" has invented a machine for raising a per. chased a considerable number of these son into the air. It is formed of two kinds machines, with the view of assisting in of parachutes of taffeta, which may be bringing up drowned persons from the folded up or extended at pleasure, and the bottom of the Danube. person who moves them is placed in the centre. M.Degen has made severalpublick AEROSTATION-On the 22d August, experiments, and risen to a height of fifty- 1808, Messrs. Andreoli and Brioschi, of four feet, flying in various directions with Padua, ascended in a balloon, amid an the celerity of a bird. A subscription has immense concourse of spectators. Soon been opened at Vienna to enable the in
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having fallen to fifteen inches, M. Brioschi
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