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fields that so long had fed the cows, that nurtured them which deed of vindictive tyranny was the fulfilment of his fate.—He was deranged 15 years, and died at 36 yrs. 8 milis.
Alas, poor Joe ! may thy manes be gratified by this res membrance :-thou wast harmless; and as far as thou hadst the power, loved and practised virtue. Accept the tributary tear here paid thee,—and if to know thy memory is loved and pitied, can heighten the bliss thou enjoyest IN A PLACE WHERE THY OPPRESSORS CAN NEVER COME,—mayest thou know it! I am, Mr. Editor,
Yours, &c.-F. A.
P.S. The circumstance of his madness, and the cause, of it, making some stir in this part of the county, it
gave birth to the following pathetic stanzas, which were published a little time ago in a volume of poems, written by Thomas Robinson, who was born in the same village. As they do not disgrace the pen of that poet, I will not apologize to him for requesting you to publish them with this short sketch. They will convey more forcibly to the minds of your readers, the hapless state of this long suffering victim and his family, than any words in my power to use.
[Vide Robinson's Tyrolese Villagers, &c. page 169.)
“ BEHOLD yon poor creature, that roams througb the common,
So torn by the briąr and drench'd with the rain, He seems all bewilder'd, and card for by no one,
Now franticly laughing, now groaning with pain.
His feet to the thorn and the thistle are bare :
Distracted he roams in the cold, piercing air,
Who hear, and who pity the wanderer's moan? No mother, no sister, no friend to remove him,
From the bleak wintry waste, where he wanders alone
Yes, he has a father and brothers who love hiun,
His sisters, for his sake, shed many a tear;
Yet, still he will fly from relations so dear.
His innocent hopes and his wishes o'erthrew;
And madly he ponders on woes ever new.
And feeble the blessing that Reason bestow'd;
By Innocence led, gave a charm to his road.
Therс once the poor soul with his parents did dwell; Each comfort was theirs, which the feeling heart prizes
Each comfort, alas! which he lov'd but too well. Adversity sometimes look'd into their dwelling;
Very hard through the Summer and Winter they toil'd; But o'er want and o'er weariness calmly prevailing,
Contentment and health on the cottagers smil'd.
All-cheerily whistling his task to pursue ;
And his eye with a tear would their sorrows bedew. 'Twas his heart's dearest wish, when old age slowly creeping,
Had scatter'd its snows on the head of his sire; When his nerves were unstrung, from the hard parish keeping,
He safe in that cottage to rest would retire: Where be, the lov'd path of his duty pursuing,
Most happy his parent's decline to assuage,
Hop'd fondly to foster the pillow of age.
And the ground they possess'd on another bestow'd; 'Twas little, indeed, yet that little was granted,
To swell the increase of the rich and the proud. One May's lovely morning, the dogs of oppression,
When the Spring, gay advancing, humanity cheers, Bereft them of all!!-FOR THE FIEND-LIKE TRANSGRESSION,
MAY THE CURSE OF THE MANIAC STILL RING IN THEIR EARS! Resistance was fruitless! their house they surrender'd,
Their sweet little meadow, and garden so trim; And the spark of his God with the shock darkly wander'd
Though the sun did shine gaiły, it shone not for him;
Now at midnight's lone hour, while the village is sleeping,
Or shrinking at thunder that rolls in the air,
He flies from his home overwhelm'd with despair.
Where the wind sighs su hollow the rushes among ;
The tale of his woes he will sadly prolong.
Oh! suffer no longer thy creature to roam ;
Restore, or soon waft it away to its home,
The turf shall grow green on his innocent breast;
Escap'd from oppression he sweetly shall rest."
We here insert the nativity, which exactly corresponds with the aphorism given by * Philalethes, p. 59, corrected. This correction makes the time of birth 8 minutes sooner; when the ) is in exact mundane parallel of oand in sesqui quadrate of $ in the Zodiac,–Mars being the dispositor of both the luminaries and also, is placed in the 12th, or house of sorrow, and casts his mundane square upon the place off and , the latter being retrograde, and casting his mundane sextile too far below the ascendant to behold it, according to the meaning of Ptolomy, unless we allow the ascendant to be affected by aspects in the Zodiac. The Moon is wholly inconjunct with the eastern horizon, and not befriended by a single benefic ray; but, on the contrary, is afflicted by O', 9 and . It is also to be observed, that 4 is afflicted by the semi-quartile of Herschel, and of h; and that 4 is in her detriment, partaking of the nature of o, and afflicted by his in the world: thus, both the fortunes are deprived of their power to give effectual relief. In short more evident testimonies of mental derangement cannot well be conceived; yet ở though supported but feebly, by the presence
of Venus and the A of 4 may account for the small portion of rationality the native possessed in his youth. It also amply attests the fine texture of his feelings and the goodness of his heart.—Reason, in fact, gleamed dimly till the ) and ascendant came to the following train of dreadful directions, without one single benefic ray to abate their effects.—These we leave our scientic Correspondents to calculate at their leisure.
Yrs. M. 30 0
) ad I h in the world DD, about
MC ad id :
i h being in a cardinal sign, in a nocturnal nativity, and of in Virgo.
ad Zod: Par 8 ) ad rapt. Par: h from the 4th. Hor: ad A Herschel. O ad O O Zodiac.
37 0 37 0
Among this direful train not a benefic ray fell in. It is also worthy of notice, that h is radically in mundane semiquartile to the horoscope, and in ssq: tothe MC. and, as above stated, the ) weak and afflicted, so that whether we take her or the horoscope as having supremacy over life, the vital principle was not strong. He would have died, we should suppose, in infancy, if the degree rising had not been within about go of the mundane * of 4 or at about 20yrs. old, from the same point to the 8 of the Moon; but the benefic rays of that planet again fell in and saved him.
To the Editor of the Monthly Correspondent,
OBSERVING in your Prospectus that some parts of your publication are to be devoted to QUERIES, I send you the following Paradoxes, which I shall be obliged to any of your Correspondents to solve.
1. There is a certain place upon the Eatth, above whose horizon Saturn is 15 years together; and there is another place of considerable distance from the former, the inhabitants of whieh have Jupiter nearly six years above their horizon without once setting during the time.
2. There is one certain place in the universe where the planets, both inferior and superior, may be constantly seen to move forwards in the same regular and uniform manner, though to most places of the Earth they appear at the same