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' A POEM,
'Written in commemoration of the glorious Deed,
,r executed by the small, but gallant hand of A
xnericans, under the command of Lieutenant
Somers, .by timing vp- their vesscU-thu
prefering an heroic Dea;h "to Slavery and a
Tripolitan Dungtom '. ".
TOWARDS Afric's coast the wind did blow;'
.All hearts were warm 'd by Valor's glow,
And eagef to chastise the foe,
Por acts of daring robbery.
Lo '."SoME-as, launched upon the main,
With ten bold seamen. in his train,
Tripoli's port resolved to gain,
And mar each wall and battery.
forward they press'd on Ocean's wave ;
" flVadswyrth was there, and Israel brave,)
Nr thought of danger nor a grave ;
Their tho'ls were on the enemy.
The bark that sped them to the shore,
Of strong I'un-powder had a store ;
And bombards, too, she likewise bore,
Dread instruments of Misery !
As to the port they closely drew, ' ' r-' .
The enemy appcar'd in view : -Two
boats approhch'd with each a crew,
Of fifty sens of Tripoli.
In haste tliey board- see Somkrs strid,
DVtei min 'd, cool, form'd to conmmid,
The Match of Death in hi right nand,
Scorning a life of Slavery.
now behold the match apply'd,
The mangled foe the weJkui tine ;
Whirling aloft, brave Somkrs cry'd
A glorious Death or Liberty !
The vollying bombards fierce were driv'n,
Impetuous through the vault of lleav'n ;
And infidels, by terror driv'n, .
With shrieks rent Heaven's canopy.
The Bashaw-from his castle fled.
The bombards thundering o'rr his head ; ,
Whilst, strew'd along, the countless dead,
.Lay prone onearth in agony.
nd a number of queer stories; about Ann
Necdotes ; I- love to read , them terribly."
" All wishy-washv,' says Jack Gallopper,
giveu the-sports' of the turf; tell us about
the race between Madam Scratehum (Thorn
ton) and Mr. Strttefirc (Flint) and her chal
lenging him after she got beat.; that's the
dandy." .- "
Thus might we go on almost "adinfinitum,
and describe -th'e modes which Mr. Public
points out for us to be guided by, in conduc
ting our paper ; and in answer to all this, we
can only say, that although we'eonsider our
own method best, yet, as soon as they can all
agree upon one plan, we will cheerfully adopt
it, & until then we trust we may be permitted
to jog on'.the old way of giving a little of e
.very thing which we consider the most import-
ant ; ior ,.'
" If all the. land was paper,
And all the sea was ink,"
It would be impossible far us to comply with
all the demands of the public, until in those
demands 'the public could become move uni
ted. " . . ',' ,
And fiercer vengeance still shall flow,
Upon the faithless, gviiltv foe,
When Iurrok, with his fleet shall go, .
) And storm that den of roguery.
Then will our cannon, spouting balls,
!n ruins lay their castle's walls,
Whilst wrapt in flames, cadi mansion falls,
I And women suo for clemency.
Cclumcins '. that rill he the hour,
V. ith Mcrv s.i to temper 7'r'r,
That Vii tue .!,! i not on yr u low'r
An eye that looks severity."
And then shall RAiNPKincr, once again,
Re-a oss, in liberty, the main,
l r-jed, with hi., crew,' from i;a!iirg chain,
And dtMieoa's gloomy Unaiitry.
Rtyiiean .Um ale
We presume th.it t'ic fo'lowir. j comrpuni
c it ton, so l.i;4,h'.y Iioii'TaVicto our unfortunate
'tthrcii ir. t'ripnli, will excite the sublimist
,.,n?ati",.oi. in the brc-it of every American.
'1 he 'informal ion is derived from a source
r.ich pfetvides ;dl dot;'.)', i.f iu authenticity.
WlienConmio lore Preble appeared ciT that
abandoned d.n of nicaro ns, wl ich to the c
lern.dfliv.rscc of civilization has m.ule all.'
I'.urope ttibutar.y ; ha as informed that tlr..
A.iuiican cpptivVm l'ripol; had cme ',0i
eolulion, that tk.y would iiot be rn-tf-,cJ ;
lut'hevdil tu' tt.sh the indrprndr ,,t und
nijnly course jvhizh our govtrnr.i.t h,,(j
ai escribed for itself, tube allfrj from con-
iUratiotn tothvi- own case ,t riWtf . arui
l'ut Muy pilfered, as the CP'a-.e mr siconsis-
nt wil l the dignity olV r country, lo uhu'm
j -eir I herty ai Uve Uy ,u of Uieir lircthtr ol
l.tr cffTiip-Jli ifhmohd pjper.
A r y. jus are the tjtttscj Mm ! ,
John Bull presents his compliments to em
perorNapaleon Scfnends, would be exceeding
proud of their company to spend tin evening
in London.. He will have a ho tntettain
ment provided for them, served up Alamode
, An;;loi3e, consisting ot red hot forced meat
balls, heavily powdered, bluepiclgcon plumbs,
served up in small barrels, and some stuck in
A deception of portable -soup, ' resembling
bombs, mortars', cuniioii, worms, 'stink-pots,
cannonades, hand grenades, fuzees, blunder
busses, rifle pieces, shells, swivels, baronets,
swords, " scyrrieters, lances, pik:s and the
much admired torturing instrument taken
from the nvulel of those brought into Eng
land by the famous invincible Spanish Aruia- ,
da, and to be seen at the 1 ower.
Di:si:Rr. . -
Nuts in ranistci sand shells, a great variety
of grapes in bunches,' and lemons in pairs, to
jniitatc chain balh and con-.isis of all shapes,
B;.es, and colors '; those, when taken, are ex
cellent stomach lozenges and ne'er fail to
'CuVc those. afllicUd with an itch fcr emigration
r CEREMONY OF LANDING.
Mr. Bull and Miit will ary.iniisly wait for
citizen Buonaparte al the M ater Mde, as soon
as he 1ms the hitppisH'ss to hear he is tin the
water; when his consular majesty appears,
.a numerous train of special messengers arc
to be dispatched, an I conducted safe into
port with that warm and cord-.il reception
due to his birth and rank. Immediately on
landing he snail be escorted fj the appropri
ate hotel, known by the r.a jr(e of the Tower,
where Jack Ketch will ct as Gentleman'
Usher, atid has instrucii to shew him a
suitable apartment he:' .ming fo exalted a
character. Mr. Bull f arthcr assures ci'izen
Buonaparte tha. sjch of his brethren and
. f.:Mw-a(tventurcrHf.3arcnot pre-engaged by
Davy Junes, shall 'he ij,lrri. of.
ThefJloivinj isjpndstorj whether true or
A SINGULAR STRATAGEM.
A ne'i' icnui) rcreiitly Imuu Bollnn e-
utcs t.-j fotlowinj; nnu'ar s:Iir, wh'xh
he f;s li'ii jenrd jiill brfur hz left tint
A ptifi.n Ivi l l;ui nken up and
f i'iiiiitfi),t piifun, for -jfTja cotm'cr
t t'v iiilU ' S!Mn!y afer aiutuv4;kcn
up lor tome cn.r.e, ami connreii in the
" It Is hextufahU. There is lefs
temptation to this vice than any other.
fume vices are excufed by calling thern
conftitutional but as Archbifjiop Tillot
fon bbftr'ves, no man is bom with a
fwearing conftitutiorW" It cannot pro
cure credit to any aflertioh, becaufe it is
oftener ufed tb confirm a .ra(h and doubt-'
tul faying, than a plain truth. The man
who iwear icems to doubt bis own veraci--ty,
and well may others fufpeft it ; for
bow can we belicvt he is true to men,
when he is falfc to Cod ? Befides th'ccuf
tom ot f rearing to truths may infenlibly
lead a man to fwear fa fthoods. Pcrfons
addicted to this pralice feldom know
when they fwear, and fome when reproved
for it, havfworn they did not fwear.
It is vulgar. That tome gentlemen
fwear, it is too true ; but it never can be
deemed the mark of a gentleman ; for it is
a vice common to the v licit characters in
TiKi: loaed rank of fociety. It produces
the mo!l diftirdccful equality ; it puts the
honorable, the learned, the polilhed and
the delicate, uaort- a level with the mod
ignoi.int and do, raved. :
" Bcli.'.es ih.ie h irrsd. oaths which in-
( u i t every decent ear, there ic a vicious ha
bit indulged liy inny jerl)'is otherwife,
moral, aiu:irt? 1 hUc. even ladies, ot a
i htuj t ht cf i rolana'io i of their Maker's
name, on ore. Hons the moll trivial, fucii
as Co CI. ! G'dfoibid! God blef
ii!1 ! O Lor, ! ki. kc. This is inex
cufab'e vondiKt, and trom want of that
reverence to the b:!l i f B ings, which w
eih miil to tine 'religion, is as diicct a vi
olation of tint comni :'.H!mcnt," Thu
lhalt not take the name of thy God in
vdin'-as the nu ll vn'gar profane oaths.'
TiieBritiih government, according to a
late L.n.lon paper, hav. coTtradled with
a mercantile houfe i;i the Well-1 tidies,
lor a fii'jply of e,ooo Afrcan nepjoes j
from the age of 16 to 30, to ferve as fo'
(iiers in the W tit India -I'liiuds 1 tie
contrail uihe- completed within a year- -Application
had been made bv the con
truch.rs to merchants of London at d Li-
-Ti IK public", : bn wutqrsays, is a he-
with mirny ln-nds, mhI tfjnHcfUeml,
iscsses as inary dit'.virrii minds as tbosr
.n amply tes'.iiy xU arc the settants rf
? ti,7, amr.g whem printers, pcihnp
0 th1? chief itllfs Mid Litrs. "Give
":re f.irtia irn'rliii-nrr, ayS (c
;wi.iini 1, vl It-t dnries'.ic polst'ui
'oil-" i' t!e fi-U ; dasi, aW3y At v
n o ," ,. ctii' li e nhiirian 5 a fig fur
.ir ..ifi'4 ftrihgem c iin'.i; t9n
1 1 cmpenif IVr.n.ipatte into 1'nrj w, ' t,p
l ii k'i' C in bloml. We lo n-,i am ta
.ir n'joat 'ihiju ipJ rnut ca, . niourUr
tis'n-t t'uuu,;! IlitfipvriMiainpvrilirm,
nri'il ILl'.t'iHctl'vr li!!.ii aui'.inKC
'1 lirycrtne IiSIhkm the landgrave of
n'-.'-rrdemilliiifi or the tii'tnit:e of cnimt
s :.Trv a tJciih her I -iH)sli:p the dutch 1
ma iiiMiiitii:iinm ; Ut jour papers
iui important 3;:viCis.' " Iht
: t t:r;t r,uil.i iK I l.ke ia well an
mn:t eddnrt, llute 11 intnr
Cm ii that." i.et ti h.e iwtlu r novil,
l. j . 1....
MV'stfnu, VM,cidy i, iLcre U koine
t..' . j , .j,cm , w,AlU.t k;C ft
1 1 Jti fur R,e vajcr ihhry hadn't rmvil in."
' No,-W tyt (iMj ..tH.nenK!
K se ir rrtlvtMm; hrn f.rniinr: ; nil u how
v4y. the ltcun lly , or lmehU
Kikj ju. I wiv,i tvod.tkij more ihu
for affifliiice in ..comj Lling the
! a merchant cf the latter
fane room ; hv talcn fill; in about
a vt--fc ai d died. KtXt day a cof.i 1 was
prviilti u J the bn'j of the tUccafed
d.'p .f.ie I in-it. As pcoo'e r .f col.ir arc
g:;ira!ly interred ia the ttcn'n, bythfc
I ihcir own ror.plcxion, the cdftin wis
fiiT'tid ti reiiiin Till nilit in the r.-om
w.th ifw mor.c-maI;cr. Af'c: thegoJer
and thofe who acronpani:f T.i.r, ha I left
tlieteom, lie tittl ouht hfir fTif t.c frfenr
v.-oiil, he the nunt tavcnrable ,rpr,i'f?nr.i-'
tpo rmle Jiifefcjpc, and thereby atoii
the ivinillnnent thjt atitcJ bim Thc
viiLcI rvif fn n"ich care !uf ire tfV
ri'caii, if hry can but acconplilh thfir
drfik'i'. When all is 'Hill and Llc, he
fork ih- corj fe out ol th? coifin, and pla
cr:l it in hisown ha nyvx k, pot inlo it
hi.nfttf, and mrpe.l ihc lid dtwn cartful.'
fir ai uli'if. In :!.;: (i:u-iion he Uy, ant.
io iffy yet fettim'y wailing ilie momtnfs
wlicn he (ViiuiM be lihc-.v.od Item hi h ub
ftmt anfimmfnt, 1 11 the evening lite toi.
tin vau-k4n' It- m il.e prifan ronm, by
foitr lolly KrvHt appointed for
t'ui purjofc, and fg'emnly conveyed 10
tf biiyig ground. Wln'n thry arned
a: the pave, the coffin was fct down with
gitatcarc, and one of thm wn about tt
mike a fpeech upn the Heath' of ifctr
conpanion. Scarcely had he t$iic tout,
let one wwr l t tlore il.cli l of the coffin
l1:wopcn, and ihc moreym Vtr jumped
" t at u nude hit cfcajx; f . whdcihe pwr
Ne'oci afriH.tel al.nrrt difliaflion,
ta wiilt great violcfcrc in ktff ditcJioii,
frrramfi t I)cil I de Drbd ! de
IKV-i T' The mi.like was nofdifrover-
e I lid next iiy ; md Uic pt rfnn hi not
Iccnlicaid ol Imce. tfetilf If tnJtrtr
" A momeoi'i calpj cttnfidctatien will
connr.ee any w;:tni pCilon f the tm-
ei'gaeineot ; an.
plae had agiecd to turnilli 1000 at 55
guinea! ucr Head.
':., :' ' j.rorkj.cer.
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Hume's l.istnry of Knslaud
Morse's Americt n U LniversalCjeogiaphics
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liariliolomew's Vcijave tothe Kast-Indict
M'ien7.ie' Voyages, wiili mi AiLsi
(I'.ldsin'r.li's v. tuiat History
Jc-flhtrMirs Notes t n Virginia '
Robert st history of Scmh. America
Conl'in's Misl ay of the Aneiicn War
Danibciter'sti.'. Js. Carvers dilto
The life of Catharine II
Secret memoirs of the cr.urt of l'etersborp;h
He'u'i's Linays on the In c'.lri tn.. and Active
I'owcrs of Man 1'i ankliu's Works
The Life of Robert I .on' (.'live
I'aley's mor.l and poiiiiud philosophy
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Hit-wait s I'lementi of the Philosophy ol the
Hum Hi Mind
Nicb Ison'sPhiir'sophy and Natiatinn
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Ilardie'S new L"nirrMil Biographical Diet
ti-msry Watiin's ditto
Milir.nVworCi Dialogue of devils
Painc's murks .
Cowprr'il'.fe Lifecf Kotzibue
Life of Wutt's and l)odridie
Wsliinj;',oii's monument and Inters
'Oidi'astlc's Itcm.uks on theh'n'.ory of Eng
land Hriiish Anti'piitie State Tr'ult
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llttutirs of Addison Locke and Hcldinc
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Tlic Spectator Johnston's Rambler
Pleasure! Hope Plcaures of Mcmorr
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Science Retiml or the Viiiont f Alfred
Pleasures fcf liniirtnailon Select Perm .
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Dramatic I)i)oticS Orator's Assistant
Defence of Uury Tfce political I)U lionarjr
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Tree MainMnpitor Cualry l)is('itine
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Fordyce's Sermons to your.j; 1 sd'es
Burton's Lectures on Female l.t'.ucatioii. .
Aikin's Letters Seneca's Mor?ls :
The Minstrel, or Anecclptes cf diinguishci
personages in the 1 5th Century
Spirit of Despotism
Bennett's Letters to a Young Lcdr
Baron Hallcr's letters to his Daughter
Aikin's letters frcm aFatheito his Son
Zimmerman's Reflections RowTettt rs
Looker-On -Democrat" Amencan Minitor
Elements of Morality Wisdom in Miniature
New Pleasing Instructor, or young Lauly's
Guide to Virtue and Happiness
Moral Library- Lady's Miscellany
Mrs. West's Letters addressed to a Young
Man on his first entrance into life
Atala, or the Love and Constancy of Savagws
in the desart Beauties of Nature
George Barnwell - Edward.-. '
Ambrose and Eleanor, or the two children
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Slave of Passion Constantine de Vat n.ont
Edgar Huntely, or memoirs of a hleep'-widker
T"he Armenian The Animated Skeleton -
TlieSiamese Tales Vicar of Lansdown
Romance orReal Life "
Sandford'and Merton AntoinetteTPercival-"
The Cavern' of Death Gill Bias
The Ocean Spectre, a melo diame
Tales of W onder The Coquette Evelina
Paul and Virginia, an Indian story' '
What II. is Been The Old Maid Camilla
Grasville Abbey Rural Walks The Abhea
Dofval, or the Speculator Emily. .HamiUou
The Negro, equalled bv few Europeans
Inquisitor or Invisible Rfml-kr Loulsai
The History of Jack Smith or the Cystic of
St.Donats. Merry Fallow's Companion
Noctuniul Vi'it Rhoderick Random
Tom Jones Jane Talbot Polite Lady
The Oriental Philanthroph'ut Uaron Trenck
Jloarding School The Algerinc Captive
Bellisarius Monimia or Begger Girl
Count Roderick's Castle Montalbert
Charlotte's Letters Sorrows sf V ertcr
Hell upon Earth Henrietta Bellman"
IlderEerte Love at First .Sipjlit .Mordaunt
The Ring icar of Wwktfield Alexis
"Visif for a Week
Parental Monitor Lady Monitor
ltavselasand Dinarbas Mosclifl' Abbey
Rousseau's Ehiza Mysterres'ol L'dolpho
Ortenbnrgh Family Holidays at Home
Talc of the Times Charlotte Temple
BcPtrar Boy Adelaide de Sancerre
St. l.eon, a Tale of the 16th Century j
Dodley's Select Fables - j
Hamilton Moore's Epitome
The Seaman's Daily ssibtant
The American Coast Pilot
The North-American Pilot, btinj a collec
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1 he American Practical Navigator .
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F.lrntmts of Euclid .
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Burket on the New Testament
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The Life of Christ
Stui'.ic of Nature Immortal Mentor
Tl.cntrcfcf God's Judgment
Waits on the Gloi 7 of Christ
Afdicted Man's Companion '
Roiton's Fourfold St itf cf Man "
Belknap's Dissertation on Christ
Huxlcr's Saint's ret
Whole Duty of Man Sturm'iEtlkctior.e
Family Instructor Wood's'Mentor .
Fsmilv and School Bibles
The New Testament Whit field's Life
Church Government Sacramental Directory
Lare and small Prayer Books
A Trtative on the SancUficatioti of the lord's
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The Christian's Guide Wgin of Evil
Hunter on Disease WrWd Anatomy
RtichanYDomestte Medicine '
Hunter oh the ITfcxid
A Treatise tm the Plague and YeJlow-Feve
Grydon's Dygcst of the Laws of the United, . .
Haywood's Reports Taylor'srlo.
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I'iUhertKri's Natura Brevium
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