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POETRY.

The following, by Mr. Montgomery, upon the loss of the Blenheim, contains some of the finest ballad poetry in our language.

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'A VESSEL sailed from Albion's shore,
To utmost India bound;

Its crest a hero's pennant bore,
With broad sea-laurels crown'd
In many a fierce and noble fight,
Though foil'd on that Egyptian night,
When Gallia's host was drown'd,

And NELSON O'er his country's foes,
Like the destroying angel rose.

A gay and gallant company,

With shouts that rend the air,
For warrior-wreaths upon the sea,
Their joyful brows prepare;
But many a maiden's sigh was sent,
And many a mother's blessing went,
And many a father's prayer,
With that exulting ship to sea,
With that undaunted company.

But not to crush the vaunting foe,
In combat on the main,

Nor perish by a glorious blow,
In mortal triumph slain,

Was their unutterable fate;

That story would the muse relate,
The song might rise in vain;

In Ocean's deepest, darkest bed
The secret slumbers with the dead.

On India's long-expecting strand
Their sails were never furl'd;
Never on known or friendly land,

By storms their keel was hurl'd;
Their native soil no more they trod;
They rest beneath no hallow'd sod;
Thoughout the living world,
This sole memorial of their lot
Remains, they were, and they are not.

There are to whom that ship was dear,
For love and kindred's sake:

When these the voice of Rumour hear,
Their inmost heart shall quake,

Shall doubt, and fear, and wish, and grieve,
Believe, and long to unbelieve,

But never cease to ache;

Still doom'd, in sad suspense, to bear

The Hope that keeps alive Despair.'

THE VOYAGE OF LOVE AND TIME.

DESTIN'D with restless foot to roam,
Old TIME, a venerable sage,
Reaches a river's brink, and "Come,"
He cries, "have pity on my age.
What on these banks forgotten, I

Who mark each moment with my glass,
Hear, damsels, hear my suppliant cry,
And courteously help TIME to pass."

Disporting on the further shore,

Full many a gentle Nymph look'd on, And fain, to speed his passage o'er,

Bade Love, their boatman, fetch the Crone:

But one of all the groupe most staid,

Still warn'd her venturous mates: "Alas, How oft has shipwreck whelm'd the maid Whose pity would help TIME to pass."

Lightly his boat across the stream

LOVE guides, his hoary freight receives,
And fluttering 'mid the sunny gleam,"
His canvas to the breezes gives;

And plying light his little oars,

In treble now, and now in bass,

"See, girls," the enraptured Urchin roars,
"How gaily LovE makes TIME to pass."

But soon, 'tis Love's proverbial crime,
Exhausted he his oars let fall;

And soon these oars are seiz'd by TIME,
And heard ye not the rallier's call?
"What, tir'd so soon of thy sweet toil?
Poor child! thou sleepest: I, alas!

In graver strain repeat the while

My song: 'tis TIME makes LOVE to pass."

BALLADS.

FROM A CURIOUS OLD COLLECTION.

The Despairing Lover's Complaint for Celia's Unkindness.

FORGIVE me if your looks I thought
did onee some change discover,
To be too jealous is a fault
of every tender lover.

My looks those kind reproaches show
which you blame so severely,
A sign, Alas! you little know
what 'tis to love sincerely.
The torments of a long despair
I did in silence smother,
But 'tis a pain I cannot bear
to think you love another.
My fate alone depends on you,
I am but what you make me,
Divinely blest if you prove true,
undone if you forsake me.

There is no one but only you,

that I do thus admire,

And dearest Celia there's but few
whose love is so entire.

Then cease, Oh! cease your cruelty
and prove but kind unto me,
O do not, do not torture me,
for fear you quite undo me.

What is the reason, cruel maid,
that you do thus deceive me,
When oftentimes you promised
that you would never leave me?
You love to hear me thus complain,
and thus to see me languish,
You glory, glory in my pain
and triumph in my anguish.

Forgive me if I you accuse
for loving of another,
I think I do not you abuse
since that I do discover
Your cruelty to me of late

when I for love implore ye,
Be kind or cruel, 'tis my fate
that I must still adore ye.

But if you any mercy have,

come quickly and relieve me,
O do not, do not dig my grave,
But now from death reprieve me.
My life or death depends on you,
then do not wretched make me,
For I shall live if you prove true,
But die if you forsake me.

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THE

AMERICAN LAW JOURNAL.

By J. E. HALL.

THREE years have elapsed since the Editor ventured to submit to the publick the plan of a periodical journal devoted to the science of law. During this term, it has been prosecuted with all the zeal and industry which the editor could bestow upon his task, and in the course of the three volumes that have been published, although many defects may have offended the eye of expectation, yet all admit that something, not entirely unworthy of attention, has been accomplished. It is in the nature of every performance to appear imperfect to some; and the Editor of a periodical publication, though he insert nothing without careful enquiry and deliberate reflection, is rarely hailed, in his annual career, by the voice of approbation or supported by the assistance of the liberal and the learned. But of this work, it is acknowledged with mingled emotions of pride and gratitude, that the opinions which have been expressed, by the most competent judges of its merits, have conveyed all that could be wished and more than was expected in the most deceitful visions of literary ambition. It is this circumstance which has prevented it from yielding to the uncommonly vexatious obstacles that have opposed its progress: and it is this, which encourages the Editor to make one more exertion before he abandons a design, the execution of which, it is universally agreed, would be useful to the profession.

Some alterations will be made in the plan of the Journal, of which it may be proper to apprize its readers and those who may be inclined to patronize it. All those acts of the Congress and of the General Assembly of Maryland which are of publick concern, shall be inserted in the next number which may be issued subsequent to their dates; of those which are private in their nature, no more than the titles will be given. The laws of this State shall be printed so as to correspond with the recent edition by Mr. Maxey, and paged distinctly, so that they may be separated from the Journal. At proper intervals, distinct title-pages and indexes to these two collections, shall be published.

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