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No mead untry'd thy cumber'd flock invites,
From neighbouring fold no pestilence affrights.
Thrice happy man! whether with sleep opprest,
Their distant tinklings lull thy soul to rest ;
Or, if awake, their ports demand thy care-
Alike regardless of to-morrow's fare. -
(s) Here 'neath the lowly shed, with murmur hoarse,
Shall masons ply the saws dividing force :
Deep on the ear shall pond'rous hainmers come,
Nor cease the spinning wheels their drowsy hun.

Cooper.
(t) Sooner shall guilty Jacobins forgive,
Or thou, dear doctor, learn in peace to live;
Sooner shall Tench acquire an honest name, *
M.Kean grow sober, or his wife grow tame; t
Sooner shall Mammoth pay his British debt, I
Than I such vast munificence forget.

(s) Hinc altâ sub rupe canet frondator

Nec gemere aeriá cessavit turtur ab ulmo(t) - Ante

leves ergo pascentura * Tench Coxe, a most furious Jacobin. He pretended great attachment to the royal cause, during the rebellion, and actually went out to meet Sir William Howe, when that general approached Philadelphia ; but he has since been remarkable for his eninity to Great Britain, and his devotedness to France. + M Kean, the present governor of Pepnsylvania.

JerFerson (now a candidate for the Presidency), who wrote a foolish account of a monster, which he called MamMOTII, is one of those who have long owed vast sums to the British merchants. His father-in-law, Mr. Wales, was an Englishman, who owed his fortune to the friendship of Messrs. Farrel and Jones, of Bristol. Mr. Wales ordered in his will, that previous to any division of his property amongst his sonsin-law, the debt due by him to the heirs of his benefactors should first be discharged; but these pious sons-in-law, instead of obeying the will, retained the amount of the debt, sill, in consequence of an iniquitous confiscation law passed in Virgioia, they were enabled to pay it into the treasury of that state, in depreciated paper money.- Jefferson was one of those sons-in-law. Such is the man who is now Vice President, and who will probably be PRESIDENT of the free, enligbtened, and bappy Republic of America.--And will they yet have the impudence to tell us about the virtues of a Republic?

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Priestley.

Priestley.
But I unhappy! whither shall I flee?
Who'll give asylum to a wretch like me?
Shall I on Susquehanna's banks remain,
(v) Or seek, repentant, Britain's shores again?
Haply I may, wben long revolving years
Complete an age of penitence and tears,
Hope to approach once more her sea-girt bound,
Kiss her white cliffs, and clasp her sacred ground,
(u) “ Admire the cottager's onenvy'd thatch,
$ The well glaz'd lattice, and th' unfasten'd latch."-
(w) Oh! shall the barb'rous Gauls such fields ipvade?
For such rude spoilers are our harvests made?
(x) Go, go my books-sedition's darling boast :
No more my pen shall aid the murd'rous host.-

Cooper.
Yet here with me beguile the night, and share
My humble pallet and my homely fare.
Soon shalt thou see with platters spread the board,
(y) With viscid mush and sweet molasses stor'd.
(2) And hark! the bell announces supper near,
And clanking chains more closely strike the ear,

REPUBLICAN MORALITY, Published in the London Porcupine, of November

10th, 1800.

We shall here begin the necessary undertaking of detecting the artful and malicious insinuations of the Morning Chronicle, respecting the conduct of his MAJESTY's ships of war in the Atlantic Seas.

(v) --Et penitus toto divisos orbe Britannos.
(u) Pauperis et tuguri congestum cespite culmen -
(w) Impius bæc-miles babebit ?

Barbarus bas segetes?
(r) Ite me.:-, quondam felix pecus, its capelle.
0) -Sunt nobis milia ponia-
(z) Et jam sunma procul-culmina fumant

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To obviate the charge of garbling, or misquoting, we shall first give the extracts entire, and then give our comments, and state our facts.

Morning Chronicle, Otober 16.-" We are in. formed from good authority, that Mr. Liston,

Ambassador to the United States of America, is «s coming home. The American President has,

for upwards of a twelvemonth, made complaints “ to Mr. Liston of the conduct of British cruisers “ capturing American ships and property, at the

very mouths of their harbours. Mr. LISTON, “ we are informed, transmitted these remonstrances “ to this government, but he did not find that they " were sufficiently attended to, and his situation at “ Philadelphia became very irksome and unpleasant. “ He returns to England, therefore, not very well s satisfied with the part he had to sustain.

“ If any abuses have taken place on these remote s stations respecting the Ainerican trade, they " ought to be very carefully restrained by aúiho“rity, as power at so great a distance from control " is very apt to be carried to an extreme of rudeness " and severity. At a moment, too, when a recon“ ciliation between France and America is likely to “ take place, it ought to be the study of this “ country to treat the Americans in the most « liberal manner; it ought to be our care to engage “their esteem and confidence by the superior candour and good faith of our proceedings. It is a “paltry thing to quarrel with a country about a capture

which is not worth mentioning in point " of gain to ourselves, while it inay in the minds “ of the losing individuals and losing country, lay " the foundation of much dissatisfaction and future hostility. The right of capturing neutral property and neutral ships, is a matter to be regulated by broad principles of utility, never

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« defended by quirks and quillets. It is a right " with regard to neutrals purely of a defensive “ kind; a right to prevent them benefiting our “ enemies, contrary to the laws of nations and “ existing treaties. A capture upon a small defect " of a form, where a general principle is not in

volved, we conceive to be downright robbery ; “and we know that all liberal publicists are of the “same opinion."

Morning Chronicle, Ollober 29.-"? America, as “ well as the Northern Powers, must be inclined to " contest our maritime Jaw. She is, it is true, "bound to us by strong ties of interest. The con“nexion between the two countries is mutually ad

vantageous. But America, too, is naturally led “into the carrying trade ; and should the conduct “ of France really prove honourable in the exe6 cution of the late convention, the system of

England, if adhered to, will infallibly produce discontent on the other side of the Atlantic. In" deed, the conduct of our cruisers will demand « revision and control If we consider the extent “ and importance of our commerce with America "-if we consider how necessary a good under's standing with America is to the support of the • West India Islands, which depend for provisions

upon the United States, we must be sensible how so much it is our interest to treat the United States “in the most liberal manner, and to guard against every danger of a rupture.' Morning Chronicle, October 31.-" It is the duty

_ “ of Government to pay the utmost attention to << prevent our cruisers from exercising an unnecessary rigour in regard to neutral vessels, particularly the American. It is more honourable for the nation, “and more advantageous likewise, to anticipate any misunderstanding than to remove it. The

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“ right of search is merely a right supposed to be “ connected with self defence; if not confined to “ that object, it is an abuse of power. Every endea

vour should be employed to simplify the grounds “ of capture ; and as little should be left for disscretion in the capture as possible. I£an abuse is

committed, the redress should be complete and “ immediate. The conduct to neutrals should “always be distinguished by the most liberal good " faith. Petty flaws aud trifling deviations from strict rule ought not to be made ground for condemnation. In a word, it will now be more and

more necessary to limit our interference with the $ trade of neutrals to principles of evident “ necessity, to render our rights claimed sub“ servient only to national advantage, without

considering the interest of individual captors. If

we do not pursue this system, we “doubtedly shall be exposed to the odium and

resentment of every trading nation in the 5 world."

We shall first contradict the insidious falsehood relative to Mr. LISTON. The Morning Chronicle gives its deluded readers to understand, that this gentleman, having been," for upwards of a twelvemonth past,teazed with complaints, which he could not make his Majesty's Ministers attend to, found his situation very irksome at Philadelphia,

Therefore" he returns to England, “ not very “well satisfied with the part he had to sustain." Now the fact is, that Mr. Liston has, during his residence in America, had inany more complaints to make than to receive. The captures, al the

very mouth of their harbonrs,” were never talked of till the month of April last, and that only in one instance, when the statement of the Americans was proved to be a barefaced falsehood, fabricated at

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