IN excuse for the roughness and other defects of the following piece, it might be pleaded, that it was hastily written, and sent to the press without correction. The author regrets, that, for want of leisure, he could not present it to the Public in so perfect a state, either with regard to style or fable, as the subject is susceptible of, and in which by a more skilful hand, it might easily have been produced.

    June 8th, 1825.