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and Cape Roziere fôr four days; our tribution of a pint of wine per matr, vefsel at the same time increasing her wbich I had fortunately brought on Joak to fuch a degree, that we were un board, they were diverted from this der the neceffity of rigging the other desperate resolution, but with great pump, and of keeping them both con- reluctance, saying, with some truth, kantly at work. Being now in a as we afterwards experienced, and higher latitude, the severity of the with more than they themselves cold had increased in proportion, and were aware of, that whether the vesthe ice began to form so fast about sel filled or not was a matter of no the ihip as to alarm us exceedingly, consequence. This delay, though left we thould be entirely surrounded not exceeding a quarter of an hour, by it ; which we only prevenied by had increased the depth of water ano. cutting and breaking vaft quantities ther foot ; but the men added to their from her fides. To this talk, with exertions, being encouraged by the that of keeping the pumps at work, wine, which was issued to them every the crew, together with the passen - half-hour, succeeded so far as to regers, were scarcely equal, only nine. duce the water in the space of two teen persons being on hoard, of whom hours to less than three feet. The fix were passengers, and the remain. Captain ftill remained in his cabin. der very indifferent reamen. As for During the 2d and 3d of December the matter, from whom in the present the gale seemed to increase rather emergency we might have expeded than dimioith. The ice formed fo rome degree of exertion, intlead of thick on the thip's fides, as to impede attending to his duty and the preser her way very much through the wa. vation of his thip, he remained con. ter ; which furnithed us with a pew fingally in a state of intoxication in labour, that of cutting it off, as falt his cabin. In

as it formed, with laws and axes. On the 19th the wind came round The leak continued to gain ground. to the N. W. and we proceeded down. The schooner that was in company, the gulf of St. Lawrence, with two far from being able to afford us any feet of water in the thip's hoid. The affittance, was in as leaky a condition wind kept gradually increasing till as our own veffel, having Aruck up the rst of December, when it blew a on some rocks at the isand of Couperfect gale from the north west quar. dress, through the ignorance or neg. ter; and the thip’s crew beiog now seat of her pilot. A heavy snow be. alınoft overcoine with cold and fa- ginning to fall, it was with the ut. rigue, feeing no prospect of gaining moft difficulty we could get right of upon the leak, the water having al. each other, though at no great dilready increased to four feet in the tance, and, in order not to part com. hold, nor a poflibility of making any pany, fired a gun every ball hoor. port, they came to the refolution of 'The schooner at length made no anworking no longer at the pumps ; swer to our guns, whence we con: which was unanimously agreed to bycluded she had foundered ; nor were all the foreman men. They accord. we wrong in our suppofition. There ingly left off working, and declared were sixteen persons on board, every tenisolves quite indifferent about one of whom perished. their fate, prefering the alternative On the following day the gale in• of going to the bottom together with creased prodigiousy, and the sea.be; ibe veliel, to that of suffering such gan to run high, with a heavy fall of severe and incessant labour io lo dei. Inow, so as to prevent our feeling perate a situation. Their latigues, twenty yards a-head of the vertel. it must be confessed, from the 17th 'The men being excesively fatigued, of November had been exceffive ; the water bad riseo to its usual quan. and though hope might fill remain, tiry of between four and five lect: yet our present circunstances were The mate, whom I have not yet such as to exclude all probability at taken notice of, an intelligent young least of saving the vessel. However, man, and well acquaioted with 1115 by the force of perfuafion and pro. profesion, judged, from the difianc nuises, together with the timely dife, we had run, that we could not ng

be far from the Magdalen Ilands, During the night the gale continuwwhich lie about midway in the gulfing and the sea running very high, we of St. Lawrence. There islands are were apprehensive of being what sea. nothing more than a cluster of rocks, men call pooped, or having the stern some appeariog above,and others hid. or poop of the vessel beateo in by the den under the water, and have been waves ; which happened in fact as fatal to many velels. Seamen with we appreheoded : for about five in often to make them in fine weather, the morning of the 5th, a large wave as they lerve to taken a new depar broke on the thip's quarter, which ture from ; but in foggy or blowing fove in our dead lights, Glled the weather they as ftudiously avoid cabin, and washed the master out of them. The mate's conjecture was his bed, where he had reinained ever but too well founded; for in less than foce the commencement of the gale. two hours we heard the sea breaking This accident was attended with upon the rocks, and soon after d. l. worse consequences than we at fird covered the principal island, called the imagined ; for we roon discovered, Deadman, close under our lee, the from the increase of the leaks, that point of which, it was with the great the stern-poft had been farted by the eft difficulty that we weathered. impulse of the sea. Having nothing Having happily cleared the main in the alter-hold, no other resource island, we were still far from think was left but that of attempting to ftop ing ourselves secure ; for being una. the leaks with beer, which we cut inble, on account of the heavy fall of to small pieces for that purpose ; but (Row, to see many yards a head of this expedient we soon found ineffecthe vessel, and being in the midst of tual, and the water continued to the small islands, there appeared very gain on us fafter than ever. The little probability that we Mould pass fa:lors finding all the labours fruitless, clear of them all in the same man and the leak, which was conftantly ner. Not being able to diftinguisha increasing before, now rendered by any one in time to avoid it, we were our late misfortune entirely irreparaobliged to leave the vefsel to the di- ble, abandoned themselves totally rection of Providence, and fortunate. to despair, and agaia refused to work ly, I might say almoft miraculoully, at the pumps any, looger.. They had 'yan through them all without da. not, however, long remained inactive mage. The anxiety and perfur- beiore we contrived once more to bation of mind that the crew and persuade them, to make another efpassengers were in, while in the midit fort to clear the vessel ; when, to our of these rocks, may be easily conceiv, great furprise and confternation, we ed.; and now that the danger was found the pumps so hard frozen that over, it turned out to be a forto. it was impoffible to move them.' nate occurrence for us ; for, by this All endeavours now to keep the time, the sailors being ready to sink Mip clear were ineffe&ual, so that in under the accumulated difresses of a very short time the filled to the wa. cold and fatigue, and depressed by ter's edge. Having no longer, as we the little hopes they had of saving imagined, the smallest Soundation for the vessel, had nearly determined a hope, we resigned ourselves with as second time to quit the pumps, and much fortitude as possible to our fate, leave the vellel to her fate, when ac. which we expected every moment to quiring fresh spirits from the danger be that of going to the bottom. Not. we had escaped, and, as the vulgar withitanding, when the vessel was are generally inclined to fuperftition, quite full, we observed the was very attributing what was, perhaps, acci- little deeper in the water than before, dent alone, to the immediate inter and then recolle&ing a circumstance, position of Providence, they agreed which the trouble and consufion we to continue their efforts a little long had been in had almost obliterated, er ; towards which they were like namely, that we had a quantity of wire not a little encouraged by the lumber on board, we immediately wine, which I distributed to them on accounted for the phenomenon of her calonally.

not fioking beyond a certain depth in


the water, and began to recall hopes while he was dozing, Toofed him; of faving our lives at least, if we could and the inftant he awoke he perceived but prevent her from oversetting till all the skeletons in motion, and the we could make the island of St. John's loose fkulls rolling about the room! or some other island in the gulf. Ha. Being totally ignorant of the cause, ving no guns on deck, and not much he was ftruck with such horror that Jumber, to render the ship top-heavy, he threw himself down ftairs, and we contrived to prevent her from tombled out into the ftreet ball dead. oversetting, by Iteering direaly be- His friends took all imaginable fore the wind; though not without pains to efface the impreffion made some difficulty, as, from the little on his mind by this unlocky events way she made through the water, the explaio'ng the rue cause of the agitawaves frequently wafhed clear over tion of the Akeletons : nevertheless bis the decks Besides taking care to fpirits were affected in to violent a keep the veffel steady, we used every manner, that he never recovered his precaution to secure our boat from health, but died soon after al 42 years being wached overboard, the lors of

of age. which would, in our present circum. Aances, be a dreadful misfortune. The cabin, being raised above the level of

MATHEMATICAL QUESTIONS, the maio deck, was tolerably clear of water, and afforded us some little to be Answered in the futthelter, from the severity of the wea

ceeding Numbers of ihe Bof. ther. Thither we retired, leaving only one man upon deck to govern ton Magazine. the helm, who was fastened by a rope

L. to prevent his being carried a way by

UPPOSE there are two numbers the waves, which at times made a whose difference is 1100, and profree passage over us.

duét 378125. What are the numbers ? (To be continued.)



W HAT two numbers are those, For the Boston MAGAZINE.

VV that the quotient of the great eft, divided by the least, is s, and the

fum of their squares is 1966250? Anecdote. From the Universal


IT is required to divide the parber DETER PEUTEMAN was a

1 84 into two fach parte, that three I good painter of Atill life ; but the times one part may be equal to lour noft memorable circumftance relative

times the other. to this artift was the incident that

IV. occafioned his death.

A PERSON has a lease for 33 He was employed to paint an em. 1 years, and 2-3 of the time pait blematical pidure of mortality, ex. is equal to 4.5 of the time to come. prelive of the vanity of the pleasures The time paft and to come are requi of this wor!d, and of the Moriness and red. misery of human life : and, that he might imitate come parts of his sub. DEING employed to meafure a je&t with greater exa&pers, he painted D triangular piece of ground, I Pliem in an anatomical room, where found the fides 1032 and 624 links ICfeveral skeletons were suspended from spectively; the bare was put down the ceiling, and skulls and bones lay (by mistake) just one chain more than scattered about the floor. Here he it measured : by this error the cone prepared to take his designs, and ei. teot of the triangle came out 30 iher from some previous fatigue, or square perches less than the real area the intenleness of his ftudy, inreosibly thereof. Required the true code fell asleep. This was on Sept. 18, 1692, tears of the field. when an earthquake, that happened

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Poetical Ellays, for

July, 1784.

On tbe Death of ibe Rev. To- Did friend hip’s Social 'ties his breast

inspire, -seph Howe, late pastor of How faithful to his truft, how challe ishe new. Youth church, Boj the fire !

Alike to all the favour'd circle dear, ton.

Warm as infructive, pleasant as anOUND the proud vaults, where cere ;

kings and heroes Neep, Bleft with teach talent for the teachWhile trophies wave and sculp

er's art, tur'd cherub's weep; To form the judgment and to mend Say, thall not friendship, grateful to

the heart ; her own,

Religion's sacred course his steps purO’er modeft merit 'rear an humble

O fu’d, ftone:

And sought that noblest science to Ye Shapelers 'rocks receive the once

be good. .. lov'd name,

O!t from the solemn desk his manly And rise a ruftic monument of fame!

line," What tho' no marble Mine with po- Pure as his subje&, glow'd with lith'd ray,

truths divine. Nor fancy'd forms a mimic grief dis- Fair was the landscape that his pen... play,

cil drew, *HOW É's sacred duft untimely flum. Heav'n brighter beam'd, and Eden bers bere,

bloom'd anew ! Let virtue sigh and genius drop a Persuasive on his lips, con viAion

hung, 'Pale sickness o'er his frame his man- Zeal fir'd his heart as mufic tun'd his tle threw,

tongue. Soon from his check the role of health Anxious his Master's glory to comwithdrew.

mend, Nature (that free her various gifts The world's best Saviour, as the supplies,

world's best friend, Beftows her bounty, or at will de- Painful he labour'd; and, for earth's nies),

vain toys, For him a feeling heart, por strength Shew'd the rich treasure of eternal defiga'd,

joys. Nor power of body, but the grace Calmly, opinion's doubtful walk he of mind.

trod, His was the charming art, with len- Imbibing wisdom at the font of God: ient care,

A cautious diffidence coin pos'd his To brighten forrow's eye, and sooth thought, despair.

Till judgment ratifi'd what prudence His the kind talk to teach unheeding taught.. ... youth

Ye little Aock, his once delightful The ways of pleasure and the paths , care, :. of truth;

To whom he minister'd, for whom To run the world's unprofitable his prayer ! ftrife,

Tell, for ye koew his wond'rous powWhile (weet example gave to precept ers tu move, life. 'D dd




NOR forrower bute

His Arong devotion, and his works Yet reft, fair saist, in filent glory of love!

here, Tell, for your hearts in livelieft co. Thy grave, unmark'd by epita pk lours paint,

or ftone, The man, the friend, the preacher May bloom with roses to embalm and the SAINT.

the year. E'en this frail monument, devoutly

rais'd, Epitaph on a young lady whofe

dy where If humblest verfe a monument can

I give, corpse was taken up at sea When "marks of grandeur are, by from the wreck of a Spanish

time, eras'd,

Shall bid thy name in pity's voship by a gentleman cubo was lume live. walking on the beach when the fishermen brought the bo

Character of Rapin, Hume, dy on more, and seeing them

and Littlecon's Histories. about to bury it on the spot, By Mr. Hayley. beged a respite, made a col

HOU shall not want, RAPIN!

Thy well eara'd praise ; ležtion and had the corpse de

The sage Polibius, thou of modern cently interred in the Church days!

Thy (word, thy peo, have both thy yard.

Oame endear'd ; N OR shall the muse, to melting This join'd our arms, and that our , forrow prone,

story clear'd : Her fowing tribute at thy shrine Thy foreign hand discharg'd th' hirfurpend,

torian's croft, In whom rome parent may a daugh. Unsway'd by party, and to freedom ter moan,

juft. Some infant wail a mother and a To letter'd fame we own thy fair prefriend,

tence, But stop! oh ftop ! the sacriligeous From patient labour, and from candid : hand!

i sense. Nor this fair corpre from hallow'd Yet public favour, ever hard to fix, rights withhold;

Flew from thy page, as heavy and proBlush you harbarians of a christian land..

For foon, emerging from the fophift's Nor be this tale to your dishonour

school, told!

With spinst eager, yet with judgment A little pittance sure among the junt;

cool, The claimant hand of charity may

With subtle skill to feal upon applause raise,

And give falle vigour to the weaker To lay that hopeless beauty in the

Cable; duft,

To paint a fpecious scene with niceft • Whore cold remains excited all our art, praise.

Re touch the whole, and varnish eve'Tis done, with joy the hallow'd bell ry part; i I hear,

Graceful in stile, in argument acute ; The willing priest with pious care Master of every trick in keep disputé ! attends ;

With there ftrong powers to form a Pays the last tribute o'er her humble wioning tale, bier,

And hide deceit in moderation's vale, And dust to dost, till heav'o's call High on the pionacle of fashion plac'd, commands.

Hume thone the idol of historic tafte. Unknown thy name thy character Already pierc'd by freedom's search unkaown ;

ing rays,




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