From the Author's " Prophetic Messenger for 1828."
" There was a sound of revelry by night,
And Belgium's capital had gather'd then Her beauty and her chivalry, and bright
The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men; A thousand hearts beat happily; and when
Music arose with its voluptuous swell. Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again,
And all went merry as a marriage bell; . But hush ! hark! a deep sound strikes like a rising knell.
Or the car rattling o'er the stony street 5 On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when youth and pleasure meet To chase the glowing hours with flying feet—
But hark I that heavy sound breaks in, once more, As if the clouds its echo would repeat;
And nearer, nearer, deadlier than before! Arm! arm! it is—it is—the cannon's opening soar. Ah! then and there, was hurrying to and fro,
And gathering tears, and tremblings of distress; And cheeks all pale; which but an hour ago
Blushed at the praise of their own loveliness! And there were sudden partings, such as press
The life from out young hearts, and choking sighs Which ne'er might be repeated; who could guess
If ever more should meet those mutual eyes, Since upon nights so sweet, such awful morn could rise. And there was mounting in hot haste; the steed,
The mustering squadron, and the clattering car, Went pouring forward with impetuous speed, And swiftly forming in the ranks of war; And the deep thunder peal on peal afar;
And near the beat of the alarming drum, Soused up the soldier, 'ere the morning star,
While thronged the citizens, with terror dumb, ,Or whispering with white lips—the foe ! they come! they come! Last noon beheld them full of lusty life!
Last eve in beauty's circle proudly gay! The midnight brought the signal sound of strife,
The morn the marshalling in arms—the day Battle's magnificiently stern array!
The thunder clouds close over it; which when rent The earth is cover'd thick with other day,
Which her own clay shall cover, heaped and pent, Rider and horse—friend—foe—in one red burial blent!"
" Such were the extraordinary positions of the heavenly bodies at the birth of the noble Duke of Wellington ; born under the cardinal sign Capricorn, with Saturn the lord of his ascendant, both cardinally and angularly posited in the house of war and battle, born also under the exaltation of the fiery Mars ; with Jupiter, the author of greatness and renown, riches and honors, strong in the mid-heaven, in a zodiacal trine to Mars, the Moon and Saturn, with the Sun on the very cusp of the lower heaven, in sextile to the natal stars, and closely parallel to Jupiter, in fixed signs, with five planets in the principal angles of the celestial horoscope, at the same time that the bright star Sirius, of the first magnitude, was setting in the west.—What wonder that his name should demand so proud a place in the annals of history, for his most fortunate warlike achievments ?
The time of his birth was obtained from his nearest relative, some few years since, by a gentleman of eminence in the arts, and is here inserted without the least alteration. The correctness of the time the following celestial arcs of direction will prove.
The Mid-heaven to the A 6 41
3) to her own # in the zodiac 46 The Ascendant to the A J? 46
The foregoing arcs will sufficiently evince the surprising verity and singular accuracy of Astrological calculations, when founded on the correct time of birth, and mathematically elucidated. I have chosen the nativity of this illustrious native, in preference to others, as the subject thereof is now living, and, consequently, all possibility of making up any fictitious horoscope is at once set aside ; thus affording me a most' powerful
91 Campaigns in Portugal, 7 ) Battle of Yimiera. 0 Battle of Buzaco.
r Battle ofCiudad Rodrigo 13 Badajos t Salamanca, c Battles of Vittoria, | Sebastian, &c. 0 r Battle of Toulouse, and 0 \ Triumphal Waterloo.
shield against the insidious representations of the envious and ignorant traducer of this sublime science.
I shall finish my observations, by remarking that there is a singular agreement between the nativities of our most sacred Majesty and the noble duke. The king of England having both the Moon and Jupiter nearly on the actual place of the Sun in the duke9a horoscope. Another extraordinary proof, if any were wanting (to the unprejudiced) that the heavenly bodies most certainly govern the destinies of the most powerful, as well as of the meanest individuals. I conclude by wishing (as a lover of splendid warlike achievements) " all health and happiness to the Hero of Waterloo!"
Prophetic Messenger, page 40.
In addition to the above, it may be considered as a singular fact, that although Napoleon and Wellington were each born in the same year, yet there existed the greatest discordance in their horoscopes.—In Napoleon Buonaparte's nativity, the pla-r nets were thus posited:
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