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ORIGINAL POETRY.

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L A TIE M PESTA.

`[iUSI-l thy quiet fears, thou empres: of my
tout !
I. I return, but not to apeak of love ;
Enough, enough, ih` ungrateful theme I
quit,
Since you, my darling Nice, disapprove.
But tee, my hast h»l<>v‘d, in anger roh‘d,
How trowns the alcy, pwphcticnf ai storm!
lfthou dost sigh to house thy tender Huck,
Be mine the talk that duty to pemzun,

What! not ` alnrm‘d? Behold you not the
Howhtliiilqiivith clouds its sombre face ap-
How ngeiiigiii dust the eidying whirlwind
Howligiitl breast the fallen leafit heirs?

By yonder woods that groan, by the wild
cnurse
Ol'frighten`d birds, these partial (lfllpl that
dew
Thy lover‘s pallid cheek, dear maid, I dread,
£’¢n whilst 1 speak, the sad pretlictiuni
true.
Behold! the light‘nings glare! the thunder
roars!
Here,Trem!~ilfr, here! ah,whitlter wouldst
thou Hy?
It it too late to think thee of thy flock;
Rest in this cave, shxill I not still he nigh?

Thou trcmblelt, treasure of this beating
heart!
Light of my lifcl why does that bosom
heave ?
Restrain thy fond alarms, rho' I nm near,
'l he stovy ofmy love untouch‘d I leave.
Dcfcend the thundextolt, the lightning:
Hash l
1,1 \vill shield thee, Nice, from the blow;
And when the sky (wiping away her tears)
Smiles on thc plain, ungvllrfvl Kina I S0-
Rcpote thee here, for thou art :al`e, my Love,
Within the bosom of this h-illow rock,
\\'h\re never yet hu pi|rc‘il Lite lightning?
fire
Or crushing thundcrholt had power to shock.
lu thick and friendly shade around lit-spreads
A wood ui lqutels, that ¢‘en to heav'n°|
ir:

No weak no common boundary prescrihes;
Sent thee, my charming idol, and trepire.

lu! to my side, weak and alurtrfd, you cling,
And lock your hands in mint: when I
would Hy;
‘Hub thy supicionsl for l will not gn,
Tho' “wal mio should iovulve the sky.

How have I long‘d for thee, ecstatic Tioutl
Blest beyond all, if fru't oflove thou ati,
Nut terror-burn, and child ofaccident,
But the rich recompence of my poor heart.

E`¢n to this moment you have lov`d, perhapl, And I have t.1‘en thy modesty for lute; This terror might have been tne veil oflove; () let delusion cease! and speak my fate.

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O COME, my ever-hlunming Nice, come! Whilst gloomy night, who all cmifounds, is nigh g Haute thee to catch the frrsh‘ning airs that flow, And on your tranquil shore delight to nigh. Ht cannot designate what pleasure means, Who does nut loiter on these plcnsmt sands; Now at Kills moment, while its pinion strong, A zcpliyr o‘er the ripling wave expands.

For nnce, thy humble mansion, Nice, leave,
Where wand`ring wooabinel with the tue
unke;
Nor think in rote alone that bliss resides,
Tlicize dancing waves may also yielu de-
light.
Here as the night ber sable veil unfolds,
ln ocran'a bosom, envious of the sky,
With addeo lustre each clen mir een):
(And ever multiplied) to catch the eye,
Here on the billows which alternate rise,
Whose dark and chilling waters sweep afnr,
Break the tmgtit ta, 5, and the kphesian
Queen
Urge., through muny u broken cloud, her
cat.

By day, in concert with a vocal lkill, Which yiuioa tn nothin; to the nerds of old* if I mutt ;ilence on this heart impose, Wuith you auuy its .sutlerings to unibld. The

The loves of Thetis, Doris, will I sing;

Of Galatea, Glavcus, chaunt the rhme, Paint in the woes or othtrs what I reel,

And breathe my passion in another's name.

Thou from the beach, in yonder ncighb'ring
rni-ad,
Shalt watch thy little lambkins as they

p|jy i

Shalt view them crop their soft and flow'ry
food,
Shelter'J by branches from the solar ray.

With rod and line, meanwhile, thou mayst
ensnare

The restless roving tenants or" the sea; And my lov'd Nike, who in all excels,

Fisher and shepherdess at once shall be.

No more the rocks among, with tea-weeds
dresr.
Shall to their secret holds the fish repair;
But all, with rival eaccr haste shall come,
To seek, through briny waves, my charm-
er's snare.
For thee, the beauteous daughters of the
Flood,
With choicest treasures shall their bosoms
fill,
With pallid shells, that almost seem to blush,
With crystals, and with coral brighter
•till.

LA PRIMAVERA.

f\ Heavens! my lov'd Philino, Heavens!
the meai,
The long neglected mead, assumes again
Her verdant mantle, its accustom'd robe
Puts on the forest too, which skirts our
plain.

Already, welcome messenger of spring,

1 feel a zephyr on my cheek to blow, A rudely-kissing breeze, that waiuVinwakes

The sleeping rosebud and the flow'ret low. To arms, unto the field, again recall

The early season, nurse of wild alarms. Without >hy lover, hapless maiden say,

Canst thou exist, when not existence
charius?

O friendly gales, in pity do not blow
To sad lienr, who so toruly loves.

O haste not, plants, so quickly to return,
To strew your buds like emeralds thro'
the proves.

O every flower I that emulous of fame,
Dost tint thy pallid cheek with rainbow
hue,
O every breeze 1 that warm'sC us with thy
breath,
What sighs, O Heaven! ye cost a heart so
ti uc.

Who was the wretch, that first of guiltless
steel
Form'd instruments of death to human-
kind?
Made cruelty an art? No sense had he
O; sweet humanity, or love divine.

What iriadness! O what fury! to prefer
The angry menace ol the vengeful foe,

To the sweet olanaishment of mistress kind.
Be not sedue'd ? my luv'd Philino, nu!

But ah! for war, if thou so anxious art,
Know every lover nmst a warrior be;

In love we freeze, we burn, and love de-
mands
Valour, experience, ingenuity.

Ah! trust me, Love, enchanting Love hat

wars.

The smart attack, defences smarter still; The hidden lure, deceitful amhuscade.

Triumphs, defeats, anger, and then goodwill.

But fugitive the anger is, the peace

i he more delightful; and the triumph gay Honours alike the vanquisli'd and the brave, The gain the same, whoever wins tire dayAlas! what sound was thati the trumpet*! clang' The signal of departure! Ingrate, stay. Why dost thou fly? I would nut blight thy palms; Small my demand—one look, then haste away.

Go. darling, go, but in thy dearer life,

Preserve mine own; and if return you may,

Return to her, who onlv lives in theej
But let the conqueror's laurel strew thy
way.

And air 1 where'er thy luckless stars may

guide,

Or fortune tempt thy wand'ring steps to

rove,

Think of my pain, and say, my faithful maid!

Who knows, if yet she lives to love and

IL SOGNO.

AV'HEN on my couch, the vase of many a 'tear,

Listless 1 sink with grief, with pain op-
press'd;
In dreams, at least, thy darling image entries,
To charm my cares away, to blc-s my
rest.
Ah! let me never, never wake 'gain.

If fond.illusive joy thou be not true,
Or Love, to dear realities convert,

Whate'er of false there is, O Dreams, la
you.
'* At early dawn, when half a world repose.

On a cool lountain's solitary side
I dreamt that, Phillis, we tugether «at,
And drank of bliss, to vulgar totals denied.

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Of her I love so tenderly;

Nor Eui i from her caves proclaim,

Tho' o.'t made vocal to my fl-ime,

Tne sounds that iyllaole the d-inie

Thjt loves me too &o tenderly!

Yet, as her conscious eyes peruse the lay
That 1 have peun'd so cautiously;

The blusii chat o'er her cnecJc »nali play,

And heaving bosi-molt shall Saj^

Dear is the love.—ar awjy,

That breathes his rl.iue so cautiously'

And, free from prying eyes wien next we
meet,

To breathe of love, how rapturously,
Oft as out parting 1 ps retreat,
Mingling sweet joys with converse sweet,
Her partial voice shall oft repeat

The glowing theme—how rapturously!

SONNET

TO AN UNFORTUNATE FRIEND, FAI-
TICULARLY FOND OF THEATRICAL
R EPR ESENTATICNS.

Y\THY, luckless Friend] why boasts the
scenic tale,
A charm which tunes thy mind to Plea-
lure s tt»n<;?
Joy'st thou to hear tnebuskin'd hero wail

Worth unrequited? fate too lik** thy own!

Or <loth Thalia, laughter lovinjf Maid,

Chase from thy »ight the grisly Spectre,

Care,

When, by her rrra:ic Crook's transforming aid.

She shews li.e's th »rj>y vale as Ldcn fair?

Theu view, in Fiction's cuaajjeful vestments

gay i

A world which oft by fallacy enthrals;
Bur, as the auuiencc soon forgets the play,

Learn tht.u to reel, ere Luc's great curtain
falU,-
Alike iiuhtf'tence to the wral or woe
Of those who fill each motley scene below.

F.PIT AFH IN C H EST FP TON CHURCH-YARD,
WRITTEN B-Y I II t .ATS ALDERMAN

IND, or CAMBKIDCC.

Near this Place lies interred,

ANNA MARIA YA1A,

Daughter of Gusuvus \ *s.i, riie African.

She oied July Si. Ib97,

Agrd 4 Years.

CMOULD simple village rhymes attract

thine eye,
Stranger, as enough'fully thou palest by,
Know that here lies beside tn<s humble stone
A child oi colour iuply wi Uuic own.

Her

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ROYAL SOCIETY Of LONDON.

MESSRS. Allen and Pcpys have laid before this learned body an account of a treat number of experiments, made with a view of ascertaining the changes produced in atmospheric air and oxv. pen gas. by respiration; from which they infer:

1. That the quantity of carbonic acid pis emitted is exncily equal, bulk lor bulk, to tlio oxygen consumed; and therefore there is no reason to conjecture, that any water is formed by a union of oxygen and hydrogen in the lungs.

2. Atmospheric air once entering the lungs returns charged with from 8 to 8$ percent, carbonic acid gas, and when the contacts arc repeated almost as frequently us possible only 10 per cent, is emitted.

3. It appears, that n middle-sized man, aged thirty-eight years, and whose pulse is seventy on an average, gives oil* 302 cubical inches of carbonic acid gas from his lungs in eleven minutes; and supposing tlie production uniform *br twenty-four hours, the total quantity in that period would be 30,534 cubical inches, Weighing 18,683 grains, the carbon in winch is 5,803 grains, or rather nware than 11 oz. troy: the oxygen consumed in the same same time will be equal in volume to i-hc carbonic acid gas. The. quantity of Cwikwhc »cid g»is, emitted in a given tune, must ilcuend much .mi the circumstances under which ntsphution is performed.

• 4. When respiration is Attended with distressing circumstances, there is reason to conclude, flint n portion of oxygon is absorbed •. ami as the oxygen drei'onses in quantity, perception gradually ceases, and we way luj-.nutc, Ihut big would

be completely extinguished on the total abstraction of oxygen.

5. A larger proportion of carbonic acid gas is formed by tlie human subject from oxygen, than from atmospheric ai-.

6. An easy.nntural inspiration is from 10 to IT cubital inches, though tin* will differ in different subjects; and it i» supposed, that the quantity of carbonic acid gas, given off in a perfecily natural respirntron, ought to be reckoned at less than at a time when experiments are making on the human subject for the purpose, because in short inspirations the quantity of air, which has reached no farther than the fauces, trachea, &c. bears a much larger proportion to the whole mass required, than when the inspirations are deep.

7. No hydrogen, nor any other gas, appears to evolved during the process of respiration.

8. The general average of the deficiency in the total amount of common air inspired, appears to be very soanll, amounting only to 6 parts in 1000.

9. The experiments upon oxygen gas prove, that, the quantity of air remaining in the kings, and its appendages is very considerable; and that without o, reference to this circumstance, all experiments upon small quantities of gas are liable to inaccuracy.

i\Ir. Urande has laid before the Royal Society, an account of the differences in the structure of calculi, which arise from -their being formed in diucrcut pans of the urinary passages; and mi the effects that arc produced upon them by rht: internal use of solvent medicines. The experiments mnde by lrti« gentleman wore very numerous, and on an uncommonly ■ucommoi/ly large collection of calculi, rr> most of »liicli histories of the case are annexed. The subject is divided into different sections: the 1st relates to calculi iunncd in trie kidnics, ami voided without having undergone any changes in the urinary pa-sates. These are entirely soluble in n solution or'pure potash: and when exposed to the action of the blow-pipe, they blacken and emit a strong odour, which arises from the animal matter which they contain, and which occasions the loss in the analysis of these calculi. Its relative quantity is liable to much variation. In one instance a calculus from the kidney, wiie.liiu» 7 grains, was ascertained to consist •f

Grains.

TJric acid 4.5

Animal matter .... 2.5

7.0 In some cases the calculi from <he kid•ies consist almost wholly of uric acid; sometimes phosphate of limu was combined wiili the acid.

II. In treating of the calculi which liave been retained in the kidnie», and which frequently increase in that situation to a considerable size, he observes that this augmentation is of two kinds.

1. Where there is a great disposition to the formation of uric acid, the caiculus consists wholly of that substance and animal matter, so as frequently to form a complete cast of the pelvis of the kiiiney.

3. Where there is less disposition to form uric ocid, the external lamina; are composed of the ammoniaco•tingncsiaii phosphate, and phos.pb.ale of lime.

In one instance, n small uric calculus was so deposited on the kidney, that its upper surface was exposed to a continual stream of urine, upon which beautiful crystals of the triple phosphate had been deposited. Mr. Brnnde therefore infers, that, under common circumstance, a stream of urine massing over a calculus of uric arid, has a tendency to deposit the pi os^bate upon it.

III. The calculi of the urinary bladder are of four kinds:

1. Tttnse formed upon nuclei of uric »cid, from tbe kidney.

9. Those formed upon nuclei of oxalate of lime tiotn the kidney.

8. Those formed "mm sand or animal snucus deposited in the bladdor.

4. Those formed upon extraneous bo

dies introduced into the bladder. These nre arranged under the following divisions:—Iirht, Calculi, which from their external appearance consist chiefly of uric acid, uud which arc chiefly or entirely soluble in a solution of pure potash. Secondly, Calculi composed cruelly of the auimoniaeo-inagnesiau phosphate, or of phosphate of lime, or of mixtures of tbe two. These are characterised by their whiteness; bv exhibiting small prismatic crystal* upon their surface, and by tiieir solubility in dilute muriatic acid. Thirdly, Calculi, containing oxalate of lime, commonly called mulberry calculi. The«o are d.stimriiisbcd by the diiliculty with which they are dissolved in acids, by tlwiir hardness, and by leaving pure lime, when exposed to the action of Lhc blowpipe.

By analysis a calculus of CO »raiu« yielded Grains.

Urenand muriate of ammonia 5,1

Amiiioniiico-iiKignesinii phos-
phate 0.

Uric acid 43.S

60.0

From this and many other experiments Mr. ISi'iinde concludes, that the evolution of tiiiimonia depends in all instance* upon the decomposition of the aininoniacul suits contained in the calculus, more especially of the miiinoniaco-nmunesian phosphate, and that no subsianctf which can be called urate of aimnonnt exists in calculi.

Dy analysis it was found, that a pure specimen of the inul berry ciiUulus consists of Grains. .

Oxalate of lime . . 65
Ulie acid .... 16
Piio^phatc of lime , 15
Loss in animal matter 4

100 IV. The calculi found in the urethra) consist of aininoiiincu-niugnesian phosphate, and phosphate of lime, with a small portion of uric acid; though some appeared to consist almost wholly of nintnnnhicti-nintmesian phosphate.

Mr. Bruntle, in the next section, has given the result of analysis of the calculi found in the Ikjisp, Ox, sluep, rhinoceros, d.sg, hog, and rabbit. These were found mostly to consist i-f phosphate of lime and carbonate of Inne in different proportions. lit some, sumll proportions of animal matter were oombiued with the other substitutes.

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