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• Mason, to stop their violent career, • Rallies his company a-new to war ; • Who finding them within a little space,
, · Let fly his blunderbusses in their face. • Thick sulphurous smoke makes the sky look black, • And heaven's high galleries thunder with the crack. • Farth groans and trembles, and from underneath, • Deep vaulted caverus horrid echoes breathe.
• The volley that our men first made, Struck down their stout file-leaders dead. • To see them fall, a stupifying lear • Surpris’d and stop'd their soldiers in the rear : • The numerous natives stop'd, and fac'd about; • Whereat the conquering English gave a shout. * At which they start, and through the forest scour, · Like trembling hinds that hear the lions roar.
• Back to great Sasacus they now return again ; • And of their loss they thus aloud complain,
Sir, 'uis in vain to fight : The fates engage • Themselves for those with whom this war we wage. • We Mistick burning saw, and 'twas an awsul sight ; • As dreadful are our enemies in fight : * And the loud thunderings that their arms did inake, • Made us, the earth, yea heaven itsell, to shake.
• Very unwelcome to great Sasacus's ears • Were these misfortunes, and his subjects fears : • Yet to his men, the English he contemus, · And threats to ruin us with stratagems. • And now his thoughts ten thousand ways divide, * And swist through all imaginations glide. • Endless projections in his head he lays,
Leep policies and stratagems he weighs. Sometimes he thinks, he'll thus the war maintain • Reviews the scheme, and throws it by again : • Now thus, or thus, concludes 'uis best to do; • But peither thus, nor thus, on the review. And thus his mind on endless projects wanders, • Till he is lost in intricate meanders. • At last gives up the case as desperate, • And sinks, bewailing his forlorn estate.
• He and his people quite discouraged, • Now leave their seats, and towards Monhattons fled.
• But in his way the English sword o'er takes • His camp, and in it sad massacres makes.
, • Yet he escap'd, and to the Mohawks goes, • Where he to them keeps reckoning up his woes : . And they to cure the passions of his breast, . Cut off his head, and all his cares releas'd.
• Thus great Sasacus! and his kingdom fell, • Who in their time so greatly did excel.
So frail and full of mutabilities, • Are all times adjuncts, imderneath the skies.
• Since this, fair towns have spread the country o’er, • Both on the river and along the shore : • All which the English names your subjects style, "In dear remembrance of our parent
isle. • The land thus either purchas'd or subdu’d, • 'Twas our intent then early to have sued
Unto the throne, where your illustrious father sate, • That he would graciously incorporate
Us, by his royal charter, with such liberty, • As I petition from your majesty.
• But soon those clou'ly days came on, (Ripen’d for ruin and destruction); • Wherein the subjects in rebellion rose, Drowning their sovereign and themselves in woes.
''Till nothing could appease the multitude, • Less than that blessed martyr's royal blood. • Nor yet content; their rage inveterate,
Together with his lise, seize on the state. • Neither could that extinct the hateful flame, Without endeavours to destroy his name, • And all his race to ruin to consign, • For being branches of the royal line.
• But here my tongue does faulter, spirits sink, • And my heart bursts asunder, once to think, · That such a king, the glory of his age • Should fall a victim to the popular rage; • And that such miseries should fall on them, • That were descendants of the royal stem.
• But God, who dwelleth in approachless light, And whose wise counsel doth surpass our sight, • As far as heaven doth the earth in height, • In his unerring counsel infinite,
296 Mr. Wolcott's Account of Mr. Winthı op's Agency,
· Covers sometimes the footstool of his throne,
· Yet he, by ways and means that seem to us
Upon your father from eternity, • The restless motions of his constant love • Ne'er ceas'd to act, but in his interest strove, • That he should be prepar'd tu sit on high, • In some especial seat of dignity.
• Surely 'twas this that led hiin to and fro, Along those pathless labyrinths of wo, • And made his life as 'twere a tragedy, Concluding in that sad catastrophe.
Being thus conformed to the king of kings, • Who was made perfect thorough sufferings, • He took him froin his kingdom transitory, • And set him on a throne of endless glory.
• And then, to shew the good he did design • Unto that blessed martyr's royal line, • Accomplished your happy restoration, * And set you sately on your father's throne.
• From whence your liberal hand doth freely pour, • Most royal bounty, like an heavenly shower; • Distilling on the grass that's newly mown: . And we your suppliants, before the throne, • Beg leave to hope, while all your favours taste, • Connecticut will not be overpast.'
Great Charles, who gave attention all the while,
• Be it so then, and we OURSELF decree, CONNECTICUT shall be a COLONY ; · Enfranchis’d with such ample liberties • As thou, their friend, shalt best for them devise : • And farther know our royal pleasure thus, · And so it is determined by us; • Chief in the patent, WINTHROP, thou shalt stand, · And valiant Mason place at thy next hand. * And for chief senators and patentees, • Take men of wealth and known abilities; · Men of estates, and men of influence, · Friends to their country and to us their prince.
• And may the people of that happy place, • Whom thou hast so endeared to my grace, • Till times last exit, through succeeding ages, · Be blest with happy English privileges. . And that they may be so, bear thou from hence • To them these premonitions from their prince.
First, let all officers in civil trust · Always espouse their country's interest. · Let law and right be precious in their eyes, * And hear the poor man's cause whene'er he cries. • Preserve religion pure; and understand, 6 • That is the firmest pillar of a land : · Let it be kept in credit in the court, And never fail for want of due support. • And let the sacred order of the
gown, • With zeal, apply to th' business that's their own;
So peace may spring from the earth, and righteousness · Look down from Heaven, truth and judgment bless.
· Then, let the freemen of your corporation · Always beware of the insinuation . Of those which always brood complaint and fear; • Such plagues are dangerous to infect the air : • Such men are over-laden with compassion, · Having men's freedom in such admiration ; • That every act of order or restraint • They'll represent as matter of complaint. • And this is no new doctrine, 'tis a rule · Was taught in Satan's first erected school. • It serv'd bis turn with wonderful success, • And ever since has been his master-piece. Vol. IV.
298 Addition to Capt. Magee's Discovery of a Group of Islands.
' And lastly, let your new English multitude
The following Remarks, in Addition to the Extract from Capt.
“ THE islands, which lay to the northward of the channel through which we passed, were small and irregular, appearing to be mostly solid rocks, of a whitish colour, with very little wood on them, and great numbers of sea-fowl hovering over them. Two of those to the southward were well wooded, and covered with beautiful verdure. Each of them appeared to be about twenty miles in circumference, having a gradual ascent from the shore to the summit.
The nearest lands to these islands, according to the latest charts, are the Sulphur islands, discovered by Capt. King, in his return from Kamschatka, in 1780. Their latitude is 24° 40' N., and their longitude 141° 12' E.
It is probable, however, that the northernmost of the Marian islands, which Jie nearly in the same longitude with the Margaret's, may not be much further distant than the Sulphur islands."
JAMES Magee. Boston, Dec. 14, 1795
In addition to the account of the burials in the town of Boston, in the third number of this work, a friend to the publication would inform the editors, that from the 19th April to 18th October, 1775, there were ninety-two buried in the place of interment at the north end. These were inhabitants; those
. of the army or navy are not included; nor any negroes.
Private manuscript of a gentleman then in the town.