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MAN OF INDEPENDENCE.
THE AUTHOR OF TREMAINE.
Robert Plummer totul
My free drift
CAREY, LEA, AND CAREY,---CHESNUT STREET.
SOLD IN NEW YORK, BY G. & C. CARVILL, --IN ROSTOX, HY ITU.L1&& !
GRAY, & co., AND RICHARDSON & LORD.
THE MAN OF INDEPENDENCE.
And sighed my English breath in foreign clouds,
HAD the intercourse between France and England been as easy and as frequent in the time of Elizabeth as it is now, Shakspeare would probably have revelled in the description of an embarkation; and among the numerous touches we feed upon in his account of human life, we should possibly have to dwell upon the various emotions of that multitude of characters who hurry to the shores of their country in order to leave it. The boat of Charon itself could hardly ex. hibit a more motley picture of our wayward nature; it could hardly contain more fears or regrets, or hopes, tender or bitter recollections, or joyful expectations, curiosity, or moroseness, or avarice, or the spirit of intrigue, love, honour, or ambition, than the boat that wafts the restless Englishman to the opposite shore.
With this in view, we will not merely say a misanthrope, but a rational observer of mankind, would