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DESPAIR.
Come glooms impervious, come thou darksome night,
Your shades accord with my desponding soul :
Hope's cheering ray once shone-its dawn was bright,
But cheerless now, the clouds of sorrow roll.
When hope is fled, what cordial is at hand,
To cure or soothe the madness of despair ;
Can sleep, tho'potent, with its magic wand,
In Lethe sink the

memory of our care?
In vain we court the downy couch of rest;
In vain we seek the charms of soft repose;
Still we are troubled with new griefs opprest
For fancy adds a thousand to our woes.
Come then, dark night, with thy most gloomy shade,
Conceal me with thy mantle, I implore,
For once lov'd scenes, by day my sight invade,
And sleep their visionary forms restore.

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(The following elegant and pathetic effusion, is selected from a small volume of Poems, by THOMAS C. UPHAM, A. M. of New Hampshire. We call upon the impassioned admirers of Southey, Scott, Crabbe, or even the admirers of Anacreon Moore and Byron, to point out any thing of the pathetic that excels it. It justifies the motto we have chosen for our « POETICAL DEPARTMENT" - Columbian Muse--advance and claim thy right."--Ed.]

MONTGOMERY'S RETURN.
There came down the Hudson, one bright summer's even,
Not a chieftain from war, nor a spirit from heaven;
For the warrior expired as the brave wish to die,
When danger was threat'ning and glory was nigh,
But the corpse of that warrior, the bones of the brave,
Tho' forty years buried, came down the dark wave.
There came down the Hudson, at closing of day,
Montgomery's bones in their funeral array;
All dark was bis coffin, all lonely his shroud,
And the weepers around him were mourning aloud ;

They mourn'd for the chieftain, who struggled of old,
Whose body bad crumbled, whose bosom was cold. ·
In the times that bave faded, he fought at Quebec,
But the quicksands of battle there made him a wreck,
By the walls of Quebec, where he met with his doom,
The highminded Englishmen gave bim a tomb !
But his country bave summond bis bones down the wave,
In the land of the freemen, to find them a grave.

To a Connecticut citizen, Mr. David Bushnell, were the American people indebted for the invention of what was called the “ American Turtle.It effected more than the “ Torpedo.Being placed in a fleet of Powder Kegs in the Delaware, designed to run“ under water," under. the British feet, at Philadelphia, they exploded too soon; but produced consternation in the British fleet, and the following sarcastic Poein, from the Hon. FRANCIS HOPKINSON.

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“ Therefore prepare for bloody war;

The fish below swam to and fro, • These Kegs must all be routed,

Attack'd from ev'ry quarter; 6 Or surely we, despis'd shall be,

Why sure," thought they "the Devil's to 66 And British courage doubted."

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'Mongst folks above the water." The Royal band now ready stand, All rang'd in dread array, Sir,

The Kegs, 'tis said, though strongly made With stomachs stout, to see it out,

Of rebel staves and hoops, Sir, And make a bloody day, Sir,

Could not oppose their pow'rful foes,

The conqu’ring British troops, Sir, The cannons roar from shore to shore,

The small arms make a rattle: From morn to night those men of might Since wars began, I'm sure no man

Display'd amazing courage; E’er saw so strange a battle.

And when the sun was fairly down,

Retir'd to sup their porridge.
The rebel * vales, the rebel dales,
With rebel trees surrounded,

An hundred men, with each a pen,
The distant woods, the hills and floods, Or more upon my word, Sir,
With rebel echoes sounded.

It is most true, would be too few

Their valour to record, Sir,

Such feats did they perform that day, • The British officers were so fond of the

Upon those wicked kegs, Sir, word rebel, that they often applied it most That years to come, if they get home, absurdly.

They'll make their boasts and brags, Sir.

Mariety,

A SINGLE DISH, WITH INGREDIENTS NUMEROUS.

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PREPARED FOR THE RURAL MAGAZINE.

PRESIDENT DWIGHT AND JOSEPH DEN- first” said he “ and by some esteemed the NIE, ESQ.

best of his works, is, “ The Lay Preacher.

This was a promising augury of his future MR. DENNIE, upon his return to Phila- eminence. He commenced the publication delphia from a visit in New-England, was of the Port Folio at Philadelphia, at a pejoined in the stage by Doct. Timothy riod peculiarly auspicious, as it was a Dwight. The Doctor was known by Mr. mongst the first that was projected in our Dennie,“ by sight,” although, he was not country. It has been conducted by him, in then personally acquainted with him. Doc- such a manner as to raise the reputation of tor Dwight was wholly ignorant of the American literature, at home and abroad. name of his distinguished fellow-traveller, But. Jo. Dennie is dissipated! and this although amongst the admirers of this ad- you know, sir, very much diminishes the mirable genius. There being but one other reputation of an author.” After a short passenger in the stage to interrupt discourse, pause, Mr. Dennie remarked" Amongst they soon fell into conversation upon the the distinguished men in New-England, I comparative merits of American cholars. have always highly ranked Doct. Timothy The Doctor, although he always maintained Dwight, President of Yale College in Conthe dignity of Literature, was easy and flu- necticut. His“ Columbia, Columbia, to gloent in conversation. After speaking of many ry arise," &c. and “Greenfield Hill,' are of the ancient great men of our Republic, he admirable productions. His “ Conquest spoke of those of more modern date. He of Canaan” has many beauties, but is gave “ Joseph Dennie, Editor of the Port rather too monotonous. As the President Folio," a distinguished rank. "Amongst the l of an Urwersity, he holds the first rank

As a Theologian, he is profound and elo- have approved of the work by “ Conmuquent. But Doctor Dwight is too opin- nications," and hope their civility has not ionatedis rigid-excessively rigid, and blinded their judgement. The Editor is dethis you know, sir, is inconsistent with termined not to be intimidated by censureChristian charity. As to Jo. Dennie, ! nor will he be enervated by commendations. have known him from childbood ; and His associates and friends, it is hoped, are know that you are, in a great measure mis. firmly fixed in the same determination. As taken as to his dissipation. He has, to be it regards this work, the existence of Parsure, enjoyed the fascinating charms of so- ties, Religious and Politicai are unknown, ciety—and he never refused to participate however frankly opinions may be expresin the fashionable amusements of the day, sed in other places. Steady to our purwhich, many of the rigid moralists of pose, we hope, as we advance in the publithe age pronounce “ vicious." Doctor cation, and increase in the knowledge of Dwight replied, by asking- Do you the History, Biography, Agriculture, and know who you are talking to?"2"You can Manufactures, of our native state, to aftell Sir”-said Mr. Dennie. “ Well sir, ford a rational and useful “Monthly Mumy name is Timothy Dwight." "Well sir, seum." In our Miscellaneous and Poetical my name is Jo. Dennie.” After a cor departments, we hope to blend innocent dial salutation, the Doctor observed amusement with useful instruction. The I am too opinionated and rigid, and you too" laughing philosophers” will generally dissipated, we both ought to reform." find a small dish in our Variety. THE DIVINE AND THE WAG. The Farmer and the Manufacturer will

find a An eminent divine in Connecticut, in the

rich repast in the Selections

from the admirable Address of the Hon. hours of necessary relaxation from severe study, occasionally indulged himself in fa- Noah Webster, and that of the “ American cetious conversation with a wag and pune factures." If they may have been before

Society, for encourageing Domestic Manuster in humble life ; but would always endeavour to impress upon his mind some im- read, a second perusal will afford new portant truth." The wag, as is usually the pleasure, and impart new information. case when wags are admitted to familiari

An“ Acrostic" upon Miss **** *** is ty with the great, became grossly familiar. The divine, to repel him, censured him for received, but cannot be adınitted—1st. Bebis vices, and told him that he heard of ma

cause it may possibly wound her feelings, py things greatly to his shame and disgrace. although a most delicate production-28 The wag replied “I also hear many things Conundrums, Anagrams, Riddles, &c. &c.

Because we have an aversion to Acrostics, against you, sir.” “What! against me! ** Yes, sir, I heard one man say t'other We hope "G" will write upon other subday, that when you was out of the pulpit,

jects. you ought never to go into it again and

We have received the Organization, another man said, when you was in the pulpit you never ought to come out of it and Constitution of the “Windham County again."

Agricultural Society,for 1819; but postpone the insertion of it, until we can obtain

an account of all that has been organized EDITOR'S CLOSET.

for the

ent year in Connecticut. WE now present our largely increased list of Patrons with the Second Number of We intended, in this number, to have The Rural Magazine and Farmer's noticed the “ Breef Remarker,'' a series of Monthly Museum. The solicitude we papers originally published in the Connectifelt, upon offering them the First, is much cut Courant, and recently published in a diminishing by the cheering notes of appro- volume. We think, (although we are not bation we have accidentally heard. As certain) that 'The Prompter' was originally spuffing" will not aid a publication, if published in the same paper. In publishing worthless, so it is not needed if it has val such productions, a Newspaper becomes

We must decline inserting any “ Let-" useful.ders, or Extracts of Letters” received, ap. proving of the Plan of the Publication or A description of " The Corn-Sheller? the Manner in which it has, in infancy, is promised for our next number, by an been conducted. We, however, tender obliging and leading member of “The our thanks to those of our Patrons who' Hartford County Agricultural Society.

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[SOME of our patrons, whose expressed that a Brief Biographi opinions we hold in high estima- cal Sketch of Javes Monroe, Pre. tion, have suggested that the His-sident of the United States, should torical and Biographical Depart- be furnished the reader. The ments of this Journal might be Editor of this Magazine, prepared made occasionally more interest- a Sketch for another purpose, ing, by filling them with a di- within the last year, which has versity of detached sketches,” been published and republished. than by devoting them exclusive. That it is correct in point of fact, ly to Connecticut History and the reader may rest assured; as the Connecticut Biography. A much writer derived his materials from greater number are decidedly a source, indisputably accurate. of opinion that this arrange- It was included in the first Edition ment is the most judicious that of “ THE PRESIDENT'S TOUR,” could be made. We shall vary and will be retained and enlarged from it at pleasure, as it will be in the Second Edition of that work, perceived we have in this Num- which the Proprietor, Mr. Silas ber.

Andrus, will shortly put to press.] A very general wish has been

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