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From tht CmVrtaWtcfy Messenger, :
- Perhaps lont hence ifthia ihould meet ililUeu.
OcTATiA't 'fate may wake the deep fraught
V ' Of sharp regret, that e'er her guiles heart
Fromthee wasdoom'd to ro:et Lb chveaom'd
dart .. - : V ,
Of cold neglect, which, ,trjking ei her
' peace,, ; ' ' "... ; i.' A.,
- Bade each ; loft source of tender pleasure
" J cease. VO " ;' V ,' .'. I:,
. Deep la her boson fixtits mortal fangs,
And rii'd her breast with disappointment's
.pangs, ... v. . ,
When youth and youthful levities are o'er,'
. And that which please now,: ehaH please mr
. ,more, vA.;,..'
' ' When thy wrung soul with anguish dire op
May seek some lender symptilhetick breast,
S'ome gentle friend, to soothe thy, . bosom's
T- , Wdl.in)ihjriefan(l with their transports
kw p. , .,r , - -
-Ah, then, perchance, my image maylpv
pear - - ' v ',
Awake; the sih, impel the starting tear,-
' My Brtkss fondness, my Unvaried, truth, i
, 1 hough deeply mjur'd breathing no reproof ;
; AHTall may rise before ihe mental view,-1-
For mem'ry's stillTo sorrow sadly true ;
' : ; Dwells oa the' joys too late we learn to prize
And 4ints to former scenes the itreaming
. ' eyes. y";- -f.;'
v ' Ah I youth bclbv' j might roy fond prayers
V . UVuil, . jt:
, I'pr grief, nor anguish," should thy peace a-
..sail ." V---;;:;:--V
Smoothly , should , life' unrufliedl current
glide, v J
With not 'one stormy care to swell the tlde .
i IC painful thought should ever intervene,
To shu.de with sorrow's clouds the smiting
' Love'schoiccsl flow'rs around thy brow ihould
. ' ' And fi imdship stnocih thy passage to tha
tonb. - v ' ; 1 -t
-. .'.A . . OCTAVIA.
rit9M A LONDON PAPf t,.l. .
' ; STi7" Ct THE COS'llMNr. 1
The few w,e:k during which the war has
' tap;e(l, BaVe already formed an sera, perhaps
- tht:. most pregnant wi'h revolutionary cone
l'jctice that ever occurred since the ruin of
the KOnufl , empire." 'While-Prussia, Irom
' to'ivafdicw or policy, continued at peace with
' Iwttce, an innirmountsble CowiucnUtl boun
ddty waa tirescribed to the asrrandiremtnt
' f Tiiofiaparte. In an evil hour for himself
cntl for Europe, rrcderick. William, driven
tinadnes by the inukt nd iniuritsof his
-. cuiettuai ideally, declared .war, fought,. and.
wis defeatad, -Tliu battle of Jena nill.be
" recorded on one of the bloodiest' pa;es in
the took of time, and evry fallowing pse,
for century to come, will be colored with
Its consequences. The barrier' -of Prussia,
- which has stood in the middle of Europe to
. break the flood of the French revolution, ever
sluce the retreat of the Duke of llnmsirk.
- -sua on that day, by his advancing a second
tube broken down, and Denmark, Ssve-
' Sweden, Poland," Turkey, and Russia itself
ate. henceforward completely thrown open
to the assault of that common enemy, who
' yl riercr rest till by,, treason or violence he
lias citheC ensnared, suljugaled,'or destroy
cd every rival in the west, or has bimcif
perished suddenly in battle, or by assassina
tion. , A new kingdom in Poland, and proba-
bly ano'.her in Germany, may be expected to
he set up by Suonaparte immediately, to eU
v bow PruWia on either side. . War with Den
tnaikifor which a prerence cannnt tnng be
- wuntinc:, will perhaps b his next step, in
order ! block, up the Caltick against the
tntjlish, and the ocen against the ilus.isns
anJ Swedes. ' A rujure between Turkey
and Russia cannot )e far distant, while lluo
raparte in !taly, anl one of hi brothers in
pyhnif are neiRhbo'iri to these inimical pow
- lri hmit Mli;be the policy of Ff nee t6
pu'l to pieces by the hands of each other
. vhjleal.c seiz-s every opportunity of extend
it her d.i.hininni north, cast, and south,
where her Influence hat opened the way, till
Tu-ki-y, ruined by her friendship, ahull fall
by her sword, and Asia, Misor, Syria and
Egypt become her prey. - That the views"
'. of n4on,parte, eastward particularly, ex
ten I thus far and much farther can hardly
t is questioned. - We presume not to specula:
'""on the probability vt his beings ercr enabled
to carry them into execution. "
1 Long before the short state of warfare
. which took place" bstween this country and
Prussia, and even at the fery moment when
' ine latter aeemed disposed to hostilities a
gainst tha common foe, we undertook to
shew the InutitUy'and folly of lavishing Dri
. tish blrl an J treasure fo? the purpose of
promoting Contiasntsl objects Wi wished
to direct tht care of government and the at.
' lention of the people to their own security,
independence, ni happiness. 1 It thi pre.
ent UncnuMi state of airs, it matters
little whether our reasonioj has b;en right
' or wrong t dfWeu by neicssity to ad-,
opt that line of conJuct which we ventured
"to recommend, hil even Prussia been sac
eessfjl, nd the power of IVancohemmed in
within hsr ancient brt larlei. Our theory
mf have best Ul-founJid, tut f4Cts, me
laieholf facts, speak more forcibly than
thWanAfotariusi k U W9u!4b;tljti DDckc.7
I pf'aa ideot to hi loU.that there- stl'd exista
t, obstacles sutlkitnt to check' Buonanacta in
his1 vast career of ambition" and aggrandiz- ,
mrnt. ' I .ft in then ronsii'n-r wll mii i ai
nil means of defence t husband our own re i
tource ; consolidate our hative strength :
exert outtiational'aitit V and" be prepared to
meet, and ye trust, to triumph over tha
dangers with which-' we are ultimately threa.
teued by this modem Attilla, this exurmioa
torol nations! " , - . " ... ;
By the subversion of the Prussian throne,
for it,Jj disgusting" to hear some contcmpora-.
ry writers' still express hopes of resistance .
from the ' fugitive- and spiritless troops of '
Frederick William," the bond of Eunopean
uniod is completely torn assunder, an4 that
"power which alone was thought capable of
restoring it, will, in all probability, be itself
attacked. " "Russia has at this moment' more
to tear) she. has more interest in the issua of
the war, t,han hernsost cautious poliUctans.
could, by any human contingen,cies, have
been induce! to imagine. She who has been
over, and over again represented as making
war withouttcJiaJJCtol jdanger to bit own
dominions, ; ia , now n the point of being
pierced, not her" most distant frofltierj,
but in her' mes civilized province j and what
like the expedition to Egypt, was cousldefed
as impossible? is hoW likely la- be realized.
4n our mind, thathehat projected, land will
shortly attempt,' tpe.conquest Of the; whole
of Poland ja congest to which he will en
deavour to reconcile the people by calling it
a deliverance from the. yoke of foreign sub
jugation.-. It w hot yet fatteen years since the
lawless destruction ot the felih Mate, ana
narrowed and straightened as it was, fcy tka
infamovpartition pf d7T3i we cannot easily
dismiss from -our, recollection, the heroift
stand which was then made vby the Polei to
the saVage despoilers of their political rights
and civil privileges; . ; fiuonaparte'. ih think-'
ing- that-,he vill find in Poland friends and
supporter, seems to have taken a just view
of f the passions and ? prejudices : of man
kind. ; He relies upon theu-co operation, be
cause'they have wrongs to redress ; hecause
in their present materi they "can only se
oppressdrs and tajk-masters andhovf all,
because iliey wIH enjoy the hope of rcng
in the case 'of their defaced and annihilated
country. Tlte road to Warsaw, from Berlin,
ia nearer and Jest difficult than fr6m Paris to
Berlin. But it may be said, Euonapahe has
not armies suEkientfy -numerous to execute
this boH design. The argument has been
so repeatedly uned, Jhat we sboMlu have sup
posed it had fallen into disrepute. While he
conquers military countries, he cannotwant
military men t recruit his armies. ' What
has- been hi constant policy I To divide the
vanquished states into slaves and soldiers.'
KfL ... '111.- I.!.' 1! 1 '. .1. 'jl'
vy rLXi now wm pe un poucy i i o innae me
population of Prussia aubscrvient to his '
sins on Poland, and perhaps, finally, on the
Russian Empire itself. " Has he conqtiered
Frederick William with Frenchmen only f
Let those answer tnis question, wno know
that the wealth and growth of. Italy 'of Hol
land, -of both sides of the Rhine, have been
absorbed by the emptiness of France 1 He
will fiod plundur and-recruits throughout tha
Pru&sipn terntoriea, and the temporary and
inevitable chasm of military machines will,
as has uniformly been the case with him, be
supplied as hs exteftds his conqucU Ilia
mode of warfare, in this as in faiVt other'
respects, "diffe'ri ; essentially from that of
Louis X1Y. orany.other modern who either
apircdTkt universal dominion, or contented
himself with asserting the balance of power.
He will goon, renovated hyne transfusion of
foreign bl'md and gold rjo bis exhausted
battalions and treasury chclts He has now.
overleaped every limit within which tbe arms
and . prudence , of Europe had confined
France i and what is there to stop him from
reaching the end of the career which his own
iimrinsiion msy have act to his successes I
Of Buonaparte's ambition it would tee irl that
we have hitherto formed no. adequate lJ,ta.
He TnT not think that km hiss cliin'ed the
meridian arch of hie greatness, until ,.thel
gates of Petcrkburgh, shall hue been thrown
open to him as it conqueror. - ( ' .1 .
The age,6f military wonders, of tha ex
traordinary vicissitudes of power, is not vet
past. The mesne art a!l within his grasp.
Pvussu is become ms abiftlute instnimenl,
and from Pri to IlerVin, Berlin to Warsaw
he will R'ive to establish One strong chain,
the lihk of which can alono be btokrti by
the defection and treachery of .feudatory
princes and men, who are but strong in hit
strength and great ia hit greatness. Such
a chain has not been formed i,,ee tht down.
fat of the-Roman empire and if the pornw
latinn ol Pwland b put into motion ; If their
antblthies and hatred he revived ;If tlef
iust causes of revenge be renewed if the
means of signal vengence be held out to them,
no matter by whom, who can pratana t say
that the chain may not enoirclo its iron
embrace the new metropolis, of tin Russian
enrplrt F Whether the Polei would gain any
advantage" by this not Ttry unlikely -e ban go
of coTemment, ws khan--not - now; jnaiurw j
but wo cannot help admiring the iBscrutahla
decrees of Proidence, which, however slow
is sure In the in diction of Its puaishmtnts'
Prussia was the first power that meditated
and carried Into effect, the' psrtitbn of Po
land, in lTJ; nineteen years antr, she
neruJiousIr abandoned her alliance with tlto
ting and Republick of Poland, she basely
shared m Ike Common plunder aad robbery,
and now , ' - . t j ,
i Ef eof handed juslica
Aim usj'rvA iiui. nuw victi vu iiuuu ,i
pariawi'ipruoabiy postpone tor ntictner year
the long menaced uttempt at Invasion. W
sincerely tiust the interval will uot.be spent
on the pit of our goveniment iiV apathy and
indoI:ice. : The neoole are willinc and rea- t'
calamity, which tha ambition of France has l
agement of publick affairs, and every dxer
tion -which human wisdom can make, to pre
serve . thtfrn fie? and independent of. a fo.
; reign yoke, to secure to them ihe blessings
o peace, when peace can be made upon
terms (.perfectly consistent with the salctv.
houor, and iutereata of the British Empire.
enemy conquerors. -Secause theybav ,
vided yoti,-yem ought th be more united by
blood, by dangiyiger by misfortune,' and by.
even things which is most dear and moat sa
cred amongst men. . . . ' - '
If Poland has been effaced from the pa-: -litical
chat, she exists yet entire in the
hearta of her .children. If without Ihe aid -
upon mankind j--but in return they j of France, and ''having for our support the
system of rigid economy in the man- ,j justice of .our cause and our valour only, we
Proclamation of the Emperor.
, Head-quartor at Fosen, Dec. t.
'Soldiers1. It is this day a year, even at this
very hour, that you -were on the field of
Austerhtz. -'4T he Russian battalions flying
in disorderor surrounded, gars up their arms
to 'their conquerors. , fne next day jthey
poke wordiof peace, hut they were deceit-
tui, scarcely escaped oy the efrect of per.
hans.acondemnabletrenerositv. from the dis
aster of a third coalition they thrived aTj
tourtR. 4Jut the ally on whose tactics tbey
lounoed tnetr prmcipal hopes istio mortl
his strong puces, his capitals, his nagav.
tines, his arsenals, 530 stand of colors, 700 i
pieces of -cannon, five great ' praces of war,
are in our power. " The Oder, the Warsaw. ,'
the desafts of Poland, or, the bad weather,
have but been able to stop you' for a mo
ment j you have braved all, "turmounted alh ;
every thing fled on your approach. . '. . ; ,,'
It is in vain that the Russians wished to
defend tho capital of this illustrious and an
cient Found. The French Eagle hover
on the Vistula. The brave and unfortunate
Pole, on seeing you, believe they aee the
legions of S-obieski ot return from their ane
mar able expedition. 1:: ' 'iT -''y
Sold4ersl, We wiH ncft lay down our arpis
until a general peace has" affirmed and assur.
ed the power of our allies, and has restored
W our Commerce ilw libertie's mt '-colonies"
We have conquered on the Oder, f ehdicher
ry. Iindour etablishmentiinthe; lr.ditt, the
Cape ot Good Hope, and the Spanish coloi j
nies What gives o right to the Russians
to believe, that they can . balance the' desti
nies f.. Who gave them aright to overset suck
just designs J 1 hcj,and cursclejxcrs vre notl
', tht vMitr$ of 'justtiUtt f f .,'' V 1 15
were able to balance fortune between us and
three empires who' united to oppress us, our
triumph cannot be doubtful 'when the con
queror of the triple alliance haa freed our ! !
frontiers, when the man of destiny has cist' .
his" views on , us. ' Do you not, in his pre
en.ee, feel your.blbod" quicken in your vains ? .
Do ypa not now see the shades of the heroea '
who. Tell fighting for you, press around him
end call for vengeance;? Hear their Tjroan& -hear
the voice f-the country, who demands
J'roojj us its gloiy and independence.'
-rPolandertiCescaped by a miracle i From the .
word of your as&assins from the chains of
your tyrants, I nave' collected you, I have
:;brfaght.:vith"lnethe;'laV'h of i dying
: Oo'untry," Full of confidence, this day I will J
make her last wishes resound amongst you I
come to see that palternal land which my arm , '
lias defended, which my blood hatredended,
and which; on viewing will cover HU.
tear and lasses. Vnfqrtunate friends, jrfhoj; .
I amtioi abre to follow to the tombr-dear
and brave compatriots, who I have been con -trained
to leave- under the yoke of bur n- A
oper, I have only lived ra the hope of
Tenging yout. return to break yoyr iet- '
V Sacred remains of tar country ! I salute '
you with an holy enthusiasm. I unite my- v.
?elf to you never gain to, be. separated. , .
, Worthy pf the great man whose arm is rais
ed for us. ; Worthy . Polancers, who near my
voice, I will assist m raising up my country, -
iid in fixing her future prosperity on- a staple ,
base ; Were the ntrrae of country no more -
to my 'compatriots tlan a word, then 1 would
escape from my misfortunes end the com-
mon ahame,, and bury myself under the no
ble wrecks of Poland. But no, day glori-
Ous to roland are about to appear, rortunei
"haa not conducted Napoleon and his Invin-
cibles on the borders of the v Utula to leave
thero no traces of !KpitreervrWi' ' srwn
def the,agjs of e Monarch who combats dif- -
jicuuifis sun . ;prouigies. ine reciiauinn
ment of Poland is an event too glorious for
'the eternal Governor of the' World not' to "
Jteturnslhethgredier.tspf the paiiga'd chalice
it: V . ADDHESS ' ". ' "
. - .- . . ...or. - ,
? Cat. Koscjus&Q to the Pol&. -v;
Srava Countrymen! ' .'-,',;, '
AT. the sound of arm w-h.ch once more
resounds in Po)and, Kociuka flies into tbe
midst of you It i no longer Uicbaritms in
search of plunder, which advance, into onr
plains it is no longer those fsrocioos man
ho come to dime our hclda, und insult our
weakness after having fattened themselves on
Ottr'.mlsfortunes and oar blood. Br their
-valor", by thtir triumphs, by the thundering
eagle which soars before them, you well know
the unquestionable legion which have illus
trated the four quarter of the glebe by their
victories ; who nave In one campaign, an
nihilated the sihited powers of two vast em
pit-es, and who have, ! one week, crumbled
into durst a thron' j-aised by atv ewf nc
cesses, the work of Frederic and all his old
Generals ' . V r J
v Tims has the destiny of Napoleon decreed,
who dettroys and mktt kings, who fells
with the raRld.'.y of lightning on. his rnemie,
and who knows how, by the force of his aima
and the coueepViMt .f his genius to raise tip
nations bowed down t.nder the ycke of a
fiishtfol pidiry. '- . -,-
PpLndcrsl thousands amongst you ha..
followed the first v-'neral ofLurope in the
defile f Italy. Tour battalions have rallied
jWiih the army, of the brave Napoh-oo conies
to you his eye observes jou lie bnngs. In
to the bosom of the wotld, those Frenchmen,
amongst whom we hve found a second coua
trv, who have collected tbe wrecks of us in
their camps who,' treating us as brothers,
have concealed our, misfortunes under thtir
laurels those generous Frenchmen, in the
midst of whom Kosciusko has ceased to br-
licve himself proscribed before whom ha
has at leant been able to raise vp with s sen
timent, pf coalition, and perhaps tT pride,
his vanquUhed, but not dishonoured head,
""and amongM whom he hattbeen permitted to
entertain the lows of his ccruptry, ..aad tha
hope of its future liberty. .
tear countrymen! ajj you who, banished
f'tfm your paternal soil, have remained Po
.Undeis in a foreign land ; and you also, who
having become atrangsrt In tha bosom of To
land, havareraatntd faithful to your brothers
and the country, rise up, it is time, ihe great
1 nation Is before yoi Napoleon rerarJa you,
IT- M. '
liui ftoitiuikw mm run.
See Europe shsken to her foundalinn, has
"teoing at the voice of genius, is re-construct
the sdtial edincc, and to immortshra the
nineteenth century by new crealions and new
titles to glory. . bee how the yoke of the
Tyrant or th Seat, or the tiroy or the re
boss of Enrope, is breaking; to rlcces oo e
very coast.' Every where the people rise up,
isnctttredby monarchies constitutrd by the
laws every where oppressed nations march
towards their independence." Pounders 1
what is yet wanting to inspire yon 'and
render you. just to ourselves?, Withrout
doubt, you are the children of those heroes
who. si ved Europe from the yoke ,of tho
Mussclmtn your hearts shall bom with
the fire which filled with ctsecm'cren your
hate reserved the deed for him. -,r -
: Capture of CurraCoa, r. . b '
- " Kimostokv (Jm.), January-li1.-""' '
By the (nival of bis Majesty's frigate Atfi '
son, capt Lydiard, at Port Royal on Satur. -dac,
(rem Curracoa, we are happy in beibg
ablo to anoounce' the. capture of that Island,
wiNcb event took place on .vew.-lear's Uay. ,
Tb foHowingparticulors commmticMed in a , f
letter from -eBpt.-IJris4eoe wo were politely . :
favored with yesterday t - ', ' "
The ai tack-was msio oo tbe 1st of jauua-
ry by the, A re thus, 'Anson, Lstona, and
I isguard frigates, St. day.hght. ,The bar- ,
bour wse defended by two tier of guDs, Fort
Amsterdam alone mountir.R 56 pieces of ca-
noa v the rntrnnce Of the harbour ia only 50
yards wide, athwart which were moored the
butch frigate Hatsel, of 36 guns Surinam (
sloop of, war, ef 39 guns, end two larger .
ccLoonsrs chain of forts 'on Messvlburgh ,
(a commanding height) and Fwt Rcpublique
were within" tho distance or grape snot. 1 he
fiiiiate .sloop, and schooners were carried by
boarding the lower forts, the citadel, and.
town of- Amsterdam, by sterna. At 10 o -clock,
A. M. the Eogli.h l'Ugwas hoisted -
or. Fort KepuoPque. The Dutch eommo;
core was kilted early in the action, and the ;
captain of the sloop of war acverdy wounded ,
suppo-ed to be since dead. . , ' 1 , '
Cant Brisbane, we understwid, adus,
lV inhabitants seemed pet feet ly satisfied tiff- , .
dor the British ' :, ''
Last summer, "wl.Uit the British shi
Chichester, of 4'4 guns was lymg at anchor .
off Fort Jay, Dr. Merse, of Elizabeth-Town
coming in with a load of hay, hove about,
partly under the bow of the ship, miss-stayed, .
drifted foul of the 44, aodthc sloop's shrooda
got entangled in the ship a yard. , The boat
wain of tho Chichrster ordered men aloft
to cuV away the sloop's rigging, that she
)night drift from alongside. The, Doctor
swore that if they cut aim adrift he wauld
send them all to bell in a moment. u.You .
rml to Veil " ksid tka officer N Yra. I i
Still," replied the Doctcr. V Co aloft and
.CHi away," said the hoatswa-m again.-41 Jlof
(says the Doctor) go below and bring me
brand of fires 111 pot fire to the hay," The
boatswain stood atnated,' and said the man '
was mad. Tbe captain of tbe 44 was then
called on dexk The Doctor told him be hart
had the misfortune to gct&u! of his ship,
and that, instead of affording him relief, ope
eT Ift officers ordered his vessel's rigging to
bo cut away, and that if that had been done,
he was determined to make a bm-Jirt The
Doctor still standing with the brand of .fire ,
in his hand, Tbe captain Ct the ship pica -'
ed with the Doctor's oddity, ssked him on
board. They went below together, where
tho suhjtet was renewed i and the captain
asked hint if ha would hsve put fire to his
hsy, if the orders of histlTieer to cut away
Lad been complied with He said ha ccr- '
tainly ihould it was his unalterable deter
triinaiion. The captain of tha frigate laugh
ed rooH heartily they breakfasted together, "
ji snu panca on gooautms. Atw-iirn pjtf