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In little more than a century, the popula- of Edward. III. tion of Liverpool has increased from less A stratum of coal, of considerable thickthan 5000 to 130,000. In the time of Queen ness, has been discovered in Syria, a few Elizabeth, her coasting and Irish trade miles inland from the coast, and a pit or (the only trade she had) was carried on in mine has been opened, from whence the half-a-dozen barques. At this day, the ves Pacha of Egypt is preparing to draw supsels belonging to and visiting her port ex- plies for the steam-boats which he is inceed 9500. In a word, her foreign trade tending to employ on the Nile and branexceeds, by many times over and over ches. again, the entire trade of England, when

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Wbat murmur rises op my ear-
Now louder, deeper, and more near?-
Ha ! 'tis not evening's misty dew

That spreads in clouds on high.'
Those wreaths of snowy foam defy
The might of time, of earth and sky,
The stately Falls burst on my view

In all their majesty!

MY faithful love, we'll onward roam,
And seek together our forest bome,
No more the stranger's roof to see,-
In our woods, on our rivers, we are free !
He cannot lure the Indian to stay
From his woods and his rivers long away.
The stranger's halls may yield him bliss,
But can they compare to a sky like this?
The stranger may feast in his gaudy bowers,
But his banquet is not so sweet as ours ;
And gold and jewels may round him shine,
But can they compare with riches like mine?
Dly wide domains of mountain and grove,
My joys with thee of freedom and love!
Lake Erie is near, and the Rapids * clear

Will guide us on our way,
Until they rush with sparkling gush

Where wild Ontario's waters play.
The ravens are hovering for their food,
For fatal to the finny brood

Is tbe dash of the Rapids' spray:
They lie on the shore, and their colours bright
Flash for awhile in the sunny light,

Then fade in death away.
The evening sun its parting glance

Is shedding on plain and tree,
And lo! the shadowy mists advance,

And they move-how rapidly !

Now down the dizzy steep we go
Where the stunning waters flow,
Over rocks, whose heads are seen
The overwhelming waves between.
Scarcely the eye may mark the height
From whence they pour with reinless might.
Let us fly from the deafening sound-
Its thunder shakes the trembling ground:
Midst the terror of the ceaseless din,
Is there no spot to shelter in?
Methinks through the roar so wild and high,
Silver voices in whispers sigh;
And across the foam of tbat rushing tide
Shadowless forms appear to glide,
There, where the rainbow loves to play
In vanishing hues along the spray,
Their glittering wings the spirits wave,
And beckon us to their watery cave:
They know from the Stranger's land we come,
And they hasten to welcome the Indians home!


On returning some Old Letters to a friend. Yes, take again these gifts of love,

Wearied thoughts have turned to gladness, That came the messengers of joy;

Smoothed the care-worn brow of sadness. Yes, take again these gifts of love,

Take them then as valued treasures, of purest love without alloy.

Which your friendly hand bath penn'd; Sighs of grief they've lulled to rest,

Take them then the source of pleasures,
Tedious hours beguiled and blest :

Which with life shall only end. A. E.X

* We crossed the Rapids about three miles below Lake Erie. These Rapids form a very considerable river, being at this place nearly one mile over, and conveying a vast body of water from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. I observed a number of large fish that were thrown on shore, round which many ravens were hovering or devouring them. Clouds of mist are seen rising from the Falls, and the concussion occasioned by the descent of so large a body of water is such that in a still summer's evening a constant tremor of the earth is perceptible.

| Immediately below the cataract the river is confined between two steep rocks that form a deep winding valley, through which the waters flow in their course towards Lake Ontario. This valley is ter. minated by a perpendicular rock of fifty-lbree yards in height, over which the vast body of water precipitates itself with astonishing rapidity, and with a noise so tremendous that it cannot be described.

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Beautiful creature! I have been

BY BERNARD BARTON, THE QUAKER POET. PART of this volume, “ A Day in song, do a bit of the desperate in an

Autumn,” &c. and many other ode! Our Gazette to any two-penny shorter pieces which have appeared in trifler of the day, that in the course of a various periodical publications, have few poems you would become the. Pealready received our tribute of applause; trarch of the Society. We have no and the original poems which are now doubt but that this our cxcellent advice added to them are not such as to induce will be taken. In the mean time we shall us to withdraw our meed of praise. quote one or two of the poems with There is a good feeling, a tone of sensi- which we have been particularly struck: bility, a degree of nature, which at once conse from and appeal to the heart. But

THE BUTTERFLY. pray thee, friend Bernard, be not wroth when we say there is a degree of same Moments uncounted watching thee, nets, of quiet almost degenerating into Now Altting round the foliage green insipidity, in some of thy writings; and

of yonder dark, embow'ring tree ; this we entirely ascribe to thy not be

And now again, in frolic glee,

Hov'ring round those opening flowers, ing in love. A poet without a mistress !

Happy as nature's child should be, why, it is a cook without a kitchen, a Born to enjoy her loveliest bowers. lord mayor without a coach, a doctor

And I have gazed upon thy flight, without a fee, a sailor without a ship,

Till feelings I can scarce define, a quadrille without music, a dish with

Awaken’d by so fair a sight, out a dinner, or any other without that

With desultory thoughts combine may seem the most terrible. A brisk Not to induce me to repine, flirtation, Mr. Barton, would be of infi Or envy thee thy happiness ; nite service ;-but, la belle passion,

But from a lot so bright as thine

To borrow' musings born to bless. why, it would do wonders,—it would add at once the tenth string to your

For unto bim whose spirit reads lyre. Is there no pretty Friend, whose

Creation with a Christian's eye, drab and bright eyes ; or, to make

Each happy living creature pleads

The cause of Him who reigns on high ; your case more poetical, could you not

Who spann'd the earth, and arch'd the sky, contrive to let your eyes wander beyond

Gave life to every thing that lives, the pale of your creed-pit love against And still delighteth to supply duty, the heart against the conscience,

With happiness the life He gives. gros de Naples versus broad-cloth

This truth may boast but little worth, Really a good fit of love would be of Enforc'd by rhet'ric's frigid powers; the same service to you as a fit of the But when it has its quiet birth gout to an alderman. It would carry

Ia contemplation's silent hours;

When Summer's brightly peopled bowers so many rhymes, so much alliteration,

Bring home its teachings to the heart, such a sight of similes,- you might sigh

Then birds and insects, shrubs and flowers, in a sonnet, smile in stanzas, swear in Its touching eloquence impart. 52

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Then thou, delightful creature, who

Wert yesterday a sightless worm, Becom'st a symbol fair and true

Of hopes that own no mortal term; In thy proud change we see the germa

of Man's sublimer destiny, Whilst holiest oracles confirma

The type of immortality!

A change more glorious far than thine,

E'en !, thy fellow-worm, may know, When this exbausted frame of mine

Down to its kindred dust shall go : When the anxiety and woe

of being's embryo state shall seem Like phantoms fitting to and fro

In some consus d and feverish dream

For thee, who flittest gaily pow,

With all thy nature asks—supplied, A few brief summer days, and thou

No more amid these haunts sball glidege As bope's fair herald-in tby pride

The sylph-like genius of the scene, But, sunk in dark oblivion's tide,

Shalt be-as thou hadst never been!

And souls redeem'd their anthems sing

Of grateful praises to the Lamb!
Sball they who here anticipate,

Through Faith's strong vision, eagle-eyed,
Those joys immortal that await

Angelic spirits purified,
Shall such, however deeply tried,

E'er cast their glorious hopes away?
Ob! be those hopes their heaven-ward guide

Their stedfast anchor, and their stay.
Though many a flower that sweetly deck'd

Life's early path, but bloom'd to fade;
Though sorrow, poverty, neglect-

Now seem to wrap their souls in shade;
Let those look upward, undismay'd,

From thorny paths, in anguish trod
To regions where-in ligbt array'd,

Still dwells their Saviour, and their God.
Sport on, then, lovely Summer fly,

With whom began my votive strain :-
Yet purer joys their hopes supply,

Who, by Faith's alchemy, obtain
Comfort in sorrow, bliss in pain,

Freedom in bondage, light in gloom,
Through eartbly losses, heavenly gain,

And Life immortal through the tomb.
It is impossible not to admire, nay
more, not to feel, the sentiment and
harmony of writing like this. We have
from his first appearances in the litera-
ry world been staunch admirers of the
quaker poet; and we doubt not his yet
adding to his laurels, if he will but mind
our farewell advice: Bernard Barton,
fall desperately in love!

While Man's immortal part, when Time

Shall set the chainless spirit free, May seek a brighter, happier clime

Than Fancy e'er could feign for thee: Though bright her fairy bowers may be,

Yet brief as bright their beauties fade, And sad Experience mourns to see

Each gourd Hope trusted in-decay'd. But in those regions, calm and pure,

To which our holiest wishes cling, Joys, that eternally endure,

Shall bloom in everlasting Spring: There seraph harps, of golden string,

Are vocal to the great I AM,


AMERICA AND GREAT BRITAIN. SUBSTANTIAL information is America, and those of Great Britain ;

what the people of this empire, but they are rapidly disappearing ;and, in fact, those of all Europe, now and, we have no doubt, after a little want, respecting the institutions, politi- time, will be remembered only as we cal and moral, of North America. We now remember the stories of witchfind, on looking into the journals and craft, and the prejudices of childhood. books of the day, that the subject is one The truth is—and the sooner it is of growing interest ; and we have ta- generally known the better--that the ken some pains to arrange what infor- rational and good men of both counmation we happen to have gleaned from tries have always been friendly to a personal knowledge, or from those who hearty, unreserved, kind, and free inhave no interest in deceiving us on tercourse between the two nations, such points, as we believe likely to in- ever since the independence of that terest the general reader.

was acknowledged by this ; and that A thousand mischievous, idle, un- the very multitude of both countries happy, and exasperating prejudices, in proportion as they have come to have existed between the people of know one another truly, and to under

stand the real opinion that each enter- tist, (chiefly in the department of painttain of the other, have always been, and ing, where the Americans have done are, at this moment, absolutely cordial. more than in any other of the fine

It should be remembered, that the arts ;) a literary man ; an invalid ; or a specimens of English character, which political representative of their country. the Americans usually meet with in But who would ground his estimate their country, are very unfavourable. of national character, upon his knowI have heard a sober American say, ledge of such people ?-Young men that he had never seen but one or two of fortune are pretty much the same English gentlemen in America ; and, all over the world. Students, for the we know, that our English gentlemen sake of their own comfort, when they upon the continent are strangely unlike are with a strange people, soon learn to our English gentlemen at home. Nor throw off, or conceal, their national common for Englishmen to meet culiarities, and adopt tbose of the mulwith favourable specimens of the Ame- titude with whom they are continually rican character.

associated ; men of business, however Our men of leisure, educat sci- well they may have been educated, are ence, fortune, or fashion, go to the con- very apt to think lightly of every tinent—through all Europe, Asia, Af- thing that has not an immediate relarica-anywhere but to America. Mentionship with pecuniary matters; the of desperate fortunes, or desperate cha- painter will only be known by the genracters; the factious and discontented ; eral manifestation of his talent; seldom those who have been ship-wrecked in or never, though he be an American,by some political convulsion, or hazardous any thing of especial reference to his commercial enterprize ; the ignorant own country—her scenery, history, or and abused, who dream of America as peculiarities; the literary man would wiser men do of the Indies ; with now be likely to hazard as little as possible and then, but very rarely, a substantial —his opinions would be loose and poptradesman, husbandman, or mechanic; ular, calculated to do neither harm nor and, yet more rarely, a man of talent good—aiming chiefly at amusement, and education, who hurries through a and most carefully avoiding, in his part only of a few States in that con- whole deportment, whatever might of federacy of nations, are those whom fend the prejudices of them who are to the Americans are accustomed to see sit in judgment upon biin, he would be among them; and those to whom we likely to become, after a little time,any are chiefly indebted for all our informa- thing but a sound specimen of national tion concerning the country of the Ame- and peculiar character ; and, from the ricans.

political representative of any country, Nor is our situation very different we cannot reasonably expect any other from that of our brethren-the people than a kind of diplomatic deportment, of the United States--in this particular. which, like high breeding, is likely to Their representation to this country is confound all national distinction. quite as little to be depended upon, if Is it wonderful, then, that so many we would form a fair estimate of their erroneons, mischievous, and, in some national character. They are of three cases, very ridiculous notions, continue classes :- 1st, Young men of fortune, to be reciprocally entertained by the who visit London, Paris, and Rome, British and Americans, of each other? because it is the fashion. 2dly, Young Most of these are owing t political men, who come here to complete their writers, newspapers,

* and books of education at our medical schools ; and, travels, often hastily written, and too 3dly, Mere men of business. Besides frequently by those who have gone these, we occasionally meet with an ar- from one country to the other, without

* Three or four very able, and several respectable editors in America, are Irishmen. The writers are almost to a man exceedingly rancorous against this country ; and of course against the federal party in America, who are the friends of this country. Theyhave done a great deal of mischief, however' honest may have been their intentions, or however much they may deserve to be excused, in consequence of what they consider their sufferings at home, before their escape to America.

a proper degree of inquiry and prepa- ance than of reality. It was political, ration.

rather than moral, and could bardly be There was never, perhaps, a more called the feeling of the multitude. It favourable moment than the present was in its virulence only that of a few for crushing these prejudices; and if bad, ignorant men, who knew how to every one would contribute his mite, play upon the passions or prejudices of the business would be speedily and ef. a multitude, but it was never so virufectually accomplished. Whoever will lent nor so universal as people in this go to a public meeting in London, it country supposed, and is now dying matters little of what kind, or for what away of itself, under the more kindly purpose it may have been called, will and charitable influence of association. meet with continual and delightful evi A part was hereditary, having been dence of this. At one time he will see transmitted to the present race by the a whole audience, assembled for the chief sufferers in the Revolution ; a very purpose of laughing at the genu- part grew naturally out of a state of ine sentiments of brother Jonathan, warfare, when the federal party, concompletely electrified by a timely allu- stituting a minority of sufficient power sion to their brethren over the Atlan- to divide the confederacy into two tic; and at another, he will hear of equal parts, were denounced as Enga nobleman of high rank and com- lishmen, Tories, and enemies to their manding influence, bursting into gener- own country, because they assembled ous and indignant rebuke of that paltry together, stood up with a front as forjealousy, which set two such countries midable as that of their fathers, in the as Great Britain and America in array war of independence— with whom that against each other ; countries which war, by the way, originated—and proare better fitted than any other two up- tested against the last war with Great on the earth for perpetual friendship Britain, as unholy, unwise, and most and alliance. But whether this takes unnatural ; and the rest may be attrib: place at a theatrical entertainment, uted to the superabundance of zeal abounding in the most absurd and without knowledge, which is common laughable misrepresentation, or at a to those who have gone from one sort meeting of the African Society, in fur- of extreme to another, whether in relitherance of the most magnificent un- gion or politics. dertaking that was ever attempted by Bigots become atheists in the day of man ; whether it be the expedient of revolution ; and the subjects of an a player or of a politician, a comedian arbitrary government, such fierce and or a statesman; whether the Marquis orthodox republicans, tbat they cannot of Lansdowne or Mr. Mathews be sin- endure any thing which smacks of mo. cere or not, (and of their sincerity who narchy. can entertain a doubt ?)—the fact is

Perhaps a word or two on that part established beyond all dispute, that it is of the subject may help to allay a good good policy in England for an English- deal of misapprehension here among a man to appear friendly to America.

powerful party, who certainly do not And this is what the Americans want appear to understand the real difference to know. They must know it, and between the political institutions of this they shall know it.

country and America. There is a party, to be sure, in the They hear, for example, about uniUnited States, whose hostility to ano. versal suffrage in America. They are ther party in this country has long told that there are no game laws, no been inisunderstood for the hostility of standing army, no national debt, no the whole American people to the taxes, no aristocracy, no titles, no nawhole British people. That party is tional church. now in power : they are the majority They are altogether mistaken. There of the whole population, and are called is no such thing as universal suffrage Republicans or Democrats.

in America. A property qualification, But their feeling of bitterness and residence, and, of course, citizenship, hatred has been rather one of appear- are all required there. But what will

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