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tion, and cheerful inquiries, what is wanted for ............ “ In the afternoon I attended divine have been pronounced here within the last our comfort or our pleasures-not to announce service at the chapel, attached to the orphan month on great men, who have died with the the friendly circle, to relax care, to witness house, so called. This is a charitable institu- plague. Each excelled tho other in piety, and share our felicity--but to hear the sigh, tion somewhat similar to our Female Asylum, generosity, benevolence, and patriotism. Yet I produced by my silence, and the evidence of but upon a much more extensive plan, em- am told, they formed but a small part of the misery, stamped on my brow; to hear the in- bracing as objects of its beneficence children of community, and their loss is scarcely pernocent juvenile request, which I cannot grati- both sexes, without regard to circumstances of ceived. fy; to contend with and suppress the emotions birth, &c., and supported by individual sub- When I was acquainted only with books of despondence, which a tender but fruitless scription and donations to an extent of liberali- and had not become conversant with men ; I regard to the feelings of my family have indu- ty highly honourable to the city. There are ignorantly thought them every where the ced me to conceal. While revolving in my now within its kindly shelter about seventy same : that they possessed the same notions in mind this sad reverse of fortune, combatting boys and sixty girls, who are comfortably fed every part of the world : and that they were as the recollections of past scenes, to which I and clad, exhibiting the cheering spectacle of much governed by general principles, as they must bid adieu forever-dreading now the ef. an innocent, industrious, and happy communi. were sensible to the revolutions of the fects of that sensibility, which won my affec- ty. An extensive square in a remote part of spheres ; the rising and falling of the sea tion and spread a charm over all my enjoy- the city is appropriated for the buildings, with and the effects of heat and cold ;- but I am ments ;-while pacing the room with a fever. a garden sufficiently large to produce all now perfectly convinced that nature has been ed brain-or sitting in a stupid, motionless their vegetables, and a spacious area for the most bountiful to the Amerithenians, and that gaze on some indifferent object, the interroga- children to enjoy their juvenile sports. A they are the greater peoplo inhabiting the tions of my children, originating in impres. school master and mistress are provided to in earth. One would have thought, that the sions which I had communicated, and rendered struct them ; and, as their characters develop universe itself could not have boasted so many habitual in a perfect contrastof circumstances, and their capacities and inclinations ascertain persons, free from every human frailty, as those often surprises me into a severity of reply, ed, so are they educated. Thus the foundation for whom these eulogies, orations, and sermons which starts the tear of repulsed ingenuous. is laid for their future usefulness and respec- were composed. But I was present at many ness, and sharpens the pang of disappointment, tability in society. It is a pleasing fact that times, and no one of the assembly ever rose to by the upbraidings of conscience. “Sir, I will many who have received the advantages of contradict the speaker. They rather testified confess to you all my weaknesses. There this noble establishment have already become their approbation and esteem, and clapped have been moments of distraction of mind, its grateful patrons and zealous supporters. their hands together in the air. when I have cast a look of complacency on Divine service is regularly performed in the The exercise of eloquence, which these cermy pistols, as my friends : but thank Heaven, chapel on the sabbath by the different emonies occasioned, gave me an opportunity the belief that I am still of consequence to clergymen of the city, and attended by many to admire the perfection of their oratory; In those around me, and a sense of moral obliga- of the first families, who occasionally worship no country have I known it so powerful and tion, and the strong ties of attachment, have here, though belonging to other churches; infiu- persuasive ; so correct and pure ; so dignified made me turn from them with horror.
enced by the worthy motive of giving respec- and harmonious ; and so thoroughly free from I have thus imperfectly sketched a situation, tability to the institution and setting a pious those errours, which render the best models in not conjured up by fiction, but drawn from the example to the orphans, who have thus an op- Babylon exceptionable. life. It is no consolation to me, that I am not portunity of joining with their earthly benefac- They have ingeniously divided it into three alone that many, like me, are now affecting a tors in offering to their common Father in classes denominated « Popular," “ Pulpit" and smile on 'Change, while the prey of inextrica- Heaven thanksgiving and praise.
« Bar." Beside these, there is another, the ble embarrassment. My only consolation is, I cannot conclude this interesting subject “ Auctionary," or commercial eloquence. The that my misfortunes can be imputed to no more to my own satisfaction, than by trans. first is used by those who harangue the peocrime of mine, nor am I conscious of any act scribing the words of an elegant historian of ple on national concerns ; the second is pecu. of folly, which has blasted my purposes. The the south" Thus a free church was constitu- liar to the priests; and the third is practised by several measures which have sacrificed our ted, in which the gospel was preached without the lawyers. The Auctionary eloquence becommerce, have ruined me. It is for those expense, not only to the orphans, but to all longs to those, who embrace the profession of who have planned these measures to judge of who chose to attend. It is remarkable that in vending merchandize in publick places; and their wisdom; and for that part of the commu- the various services, which have been perform- this is by far the most profitable, and requires nity, which has yet an interest in the course ofed by the clergy of different sects of chris- no inconsiderable art. publick affairs, to determine what sort of politians, nothing has been at any time introduced By the names of Popular, of Pulpit, and of ticians best deserve their support. Events savouring of the peculiarities of sect or party. Bar, you may be induced to imagine a distincmay increase the number of my companions in The truths of the gospel, in which all chris- tion. But to such a degree of refinement calamity, but no event can restore me to my tians are agreed, and the principles of morality, have they attained, that there is no discernible former prospects.
MISERRIMUS. sanctioned by universal consent, have been the difference between them. I should not have
only topicks brought forward. The astonished perceived the variation, had it not been told to
hearers, consisting of Jews and Gentiles, Cath me, that those delicate gradations, which sepaASYLUM FOR DESTITUTE BOYS. olicks and Protestants, Christians and infidels, rate the species in the eye of an Amerithenian,
found that religion tended to make men bet- were so totally confounded in mine, that I con" Inasmuch as ye did it unto the least of one of
ter ; and that good men of all denominations sidered the style of the priest precisely like “these, ye did it unto me.”
substantially meant the same thing: They that of the lawyer, and the manner of the popEvery friend of humanity must feel happy wondered at the contentions of christians, for ular orator, suited to both. As the chief obin learning that the proposal for an asylum for they perceived that they all agreed on matters ject of each is to persuade, so they each obpoor and destitute boys meets with very gene: of the greatest moment, and only differed on great advantages which are every day felt and subjects of minor importance. From charity purpose, and which are most conformable to
in giving, an unexpected transition was made reason, to nature, and to truth. They well acknowledged as resulting from the Female
of to Asylum-the number of little children, which nothing more than to relieve the necessities of anticipates those measures, which are made have been “snatched as brands from the burn the fatherless, they found their minds gradual use of to reform his errours, inculcate the prining” by means of that excellent institution, ly cleared from the narrowness of thinking, ciples of his duty, and to persuade him to pershould excite the patriotick and charitable of which leads bigots of all descriptions to supo form it : That, in a regular composition, subthis metropolis to similar exertions in favour
pose themselves exclusively right, and all oth- ject to the shackles of grammatical confineof the one now contemplated.
ers wrong. Their minds expanded with good ment, in which the parts are dependant nn We are aware that the calls upon the weal
will and charity to their fellow citizens, though each other, the speaker often has his labour thy for aiding benevolent establishments have differing from them in inodes and forms." for his pains, and, like the letting out of water, been many and loud, and we are right glad
when he has proposed one argument, the audithat these calls have been kindly listened to
ence know what is to follow. The orators pay and generously answered.
LETTERS TO LEINWHA,
no attention therefore to disposition in their If in your opinion the following extract of a
discourses. They introduce the proposition, letter from a gentleman lately at Charleston, Teacher of Morality in the Recesses of Latin- when they see it will be best received. The S. C. should contain any hints which may be guin, from a Wanderer in the West.
narration, confirmation, and refutation, they serviceable, you will have the goodness to insert it in the Spectator, and oblige one of your
manage with as inuch, dexterity, introducing
No less than one hundred readers and a friend to the Asylum.
1. seventy five orations, and fourscore sermons,
“ Eulogies," one in the place of the other, sometimes re.
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peating them, and at others rejecting them al- On the 9th Nelson sent Collingwood what y fleets were distinctly seen from the Victory's together. When they perceive unfavourable he called, in his diary, the Nelson-touch. “1 deck, formed in a close line of battle ahead, on symptoms in the audience toward them, they " send you,” said he, “my plan of attack, as the starboard tack, about twelve miles to ingeniously divert their attentions to some dar- “ far as a man dare venture to guess at the leeward, and standing to the south. Our feet ling theme ; they wander over their immense
very uncertain position the enemy may be consisted of twenty-seven sail of the line and tracts of uninbabited territory; extol their valour " found in : but it is to place you perfectly at four frigates ; theirs of thirty-three, and seven in war, or their wisdom in peace; they fly from "ease respecting my intentions, and to give large frigates. Their superiority was greater North to South, from East to West they lc- “ full scope to your judgment for carrying in size, and weight of metal, than in numbers
. turn-they instantly sail across the ocean, and them into effect. We can, my dear Coll, They had four thousand troops on board ; and there wait, in some unexplored corner of the “ have no little jealousies. We have only one the best riflemen who could be procured, many globe, till the asseinbly shall be in a humour to great object in view, that of annihilating qur of them Tyrolese, were dispersed through the receive them again. In an oration on a very “ enemies, and getting a glorious peace for ships. Little did the Tyrolese, and little did great man, who had made many improvements “ our country. No man has more confidence the Spaniards, at that day, imagine what hor. in agriculture, instead of eulogizing his vir- « in another than I have in you ; and no man rours the wicked tyrant whom they served was tues, expatiating on bis unbounded charity,will render your services more justice than preparing for their country. his inconceivable piety, and his uncommon be- “ your very old friend Nelson and Bronte." Soon after day-light Nelson came upon deck. neficence, the speaker entered into the history The order of sailing was to be the order of The 21st of October was a festival in his fami. of the French wars, and the advantages of mak. battle : the feet in two lines, with an advanc- ly ; because on that day his uncle, Captain ing cider ; for he very wisely perceived, that ed squadion of eight of the fastest sailing two Suckling, in the Dreadnought, with two other there were some in the assembly disaffected to deckers. The second, in commands having line of þattle ships, had beaten off a French ward the deceased. This dexterity of address the entire direction of his line, was to break squadron of four sail of the line and three is universal, although there is seldom occasion through the enemy, about the twelfth ship frigates. Nelson, with that sort of superstito exert it ; and so confident are the orators of from their rear : he would lead through the tion from which few persons are entirely ex. their own powers, and of the success wbich in- centre, and the advanced squadron was to cut empt, had more than once expressed his pervariably attends them, that they begin their off three or four ahead of the centre. This suasion that this was to be the day of his batspeeches with the appropriate epithet “ My plan was to be adapted to the strength of the tle also ; and he was well pleased at seeing ENLIGHTENED FELLOW CITIZENS.”
enemy, so that they should always be one his prediction about to be verified. The wind Farewel.
fourth superior to those whom they cut off. was now from the westlight breezes, with
Nelson said, “ That his admirals and captains, long heavy swell. Signal was made to bear CLOSE OF LORD NELSON'S GLORI- « knowing his precise object to be that of a down upon the enemy in two lines, and the OUS LIFE.
us close and decisive action, would supply any feet set all sail. Collingwood, in the Royal Continued.
“ deficiency of signals, and act accordingly. In Sovereign, led the lee line of thirteen ships ; ** At this time he was not without some « case signals cannot be seen or clearly under the Victory led the weather line of fourteen. cause of anxiety : he was in want of frigates, s stood, no captain can do wrong if he places Having seen that all was as it should be, Nel—the eyes of the fleet, as he always called o his ship alongside that of an enemy." One son retired to his cabin, and wrote this prayer: them :--to the want of which, the enemy be of the last orders of this admirable man was, “ May the great God, whom I worship, fore were indebted for their escape, and Bon that the name and family of every officer, sea- grant to my country, and for the benefit of aparte for his arrival in Egypt. "He had only man, and marine, who might be killed or “ Europe in general, a great and glorious victwenty-three ships,-others were on the way, wounded in action, should be, as soon as pos- tory ; and may no misconduct in any one
but they might come too late ; and, though sible, returned to him, in order to be transmit- “ tarnish it ; and may humanity after victory Nelson never doubted of victory, mere victory ted to the chairman of the patriotick fund, “ be the predominant feature in the British was not what he looked to, he wanted to annie that the case might be taken into considera- 6 fleet! For myself individually, I commit hilate the enemy's feet. The Carthagena tion, for the benefit of the sufferer, or his fam- my life to Him that made me ; and may His squadron might effect a junction with this feet ily.
“ blessing alight on my endeavours for serving on the one side ; and, on the other, it was to About half past nine in the morning of the “ my country faithfully! To Him I resign be expected that a similar attempt would be 19th, the Mars, being the nearest to the fleet “ myself, and the just canse which is intrusi. made by the French from Brest ;-in either of the ships which formed the line of commu- " ed to me to defend. Amen, Amen, Amen." case, a formidable contingency to be appre- nication with the frigates in shore, repeated
To be continued. hended by the blockading force. The Roche- the signal, that the enemy were coming out of fort squadron did push out, and had nearly port. The wind was at this time very light, caught the Agamemnon and l'Amiable, in with partial breezes, mostly from the S. s. w.
POETRY their way to reinforce the British admiral. Nelson ordered the signal to be made for a Yet Nelson at this time weakened his own
chase in the southeast quarter. About two, fleet. He had the unpleasant task to perform the repeating ships announced, that the enemy
BY BELOE. of sending home Sir Robert Calder, whose were at sea. All night the British fleet conconduct was to be made the subject of a court- tinued under all sail steering to the south-east. ON thee, chaste spirit of connubial love, martial, in consequence of the general dissatis. At day-break they were in the entrance of the Who rather will ʼmid humbler scenes abide, faction which had been felt and expressed at Straits, but the enemy were not in sight. About Than where the artist in his gaudiest pride, his imperfect victory. Sir Robert Calder, and seven, one of the frigates made signal that the Hangs vaulted roofs, a senseless crowd abore. Sir John Orde, Nelson believed to be the only enemy were bearing norih. Upon this, the two enemies whom he had ever had in his Victory hove to ; and shortly afterwards Nel- On thee I call to be my guide and friend, profession ;-and, from that sensitive delicacy son made sail again to the northward. In the
To gild the hours which hasten life along ; which distinguished him, this made him the afternoon the wind blew fresh from the south- Do thou correct my thoughts, iuspire my song, more , scrupulously anxious to show every west, and the English began to fear that the And thy sweet balm for human sorrows lend. possible mark of respect and kindness to Sir foe might be forced to return to port. A litRobert. He wished io detain him till after the tle before sunset, however, Blackwood, in the But in my Laura's form thou must appear, expected action ; when the services which he Euryalas, telegraphed, that they appeared de. Whose beauty first enthrall’d my willing heart, might perform, and the triumphant joy which termined to go to the westward," And Whose well tried virtues now perform the part, would be excited, would leave nothing to be that,” said the admiral in his diary, “ they Which makes a parent, wife and friend so dear. apprehended from an inquiry into the previous “ shall not do, if it is in the power of Nelson Give me to strew her paths with simple flow'rs, engagement. Sir Robert, however, whose sit- « and Bronte to prevent them.” Nelson had
Culld, gentle Peace, from thy delightful bow'rs. uation was very painful, did not choose to de signified to Blackwood, that he depended upfay a trial, from the result of which he confi- on him to keep sight of the enemy. They
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR dently expected a complete justification : and were observed so well
, that all their motions Nelson, instead of sending him home in a frig. were made known to him; and, as they wore
JOHN PARK, ate, insisted on his returning in his own ninety twice, he inferred that they were aiming to gun ship ; ill as such a ship could at that time keep the port of Cadiz open, and would re
BY MUNROE & FRANCIS, be spared. Nothing could be more honoura. treat there as as they saw the British
No. 4 CORNHILL. ble than the feeling by which Nelson was in- fleet : for this reason he was very careful not
Price three dollars per annum, half in advance. Auenced ; but, at such a crisis, it ought not to approach near enough to be seen by them to have been indulged. during the night. At day-break the combined
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separation inquiring-must we then quietly ed advocates of the war. The Marylanders, submit to certain destruction ? Must we pro- the Virginians and Carolinians, cannot but dis
tract a conncxion which subjects us to the cover these striking facts. They must disNO. III.
sacrifice of every thing but life ? Must we cover that, in their hostility to us, they have
still endure a government which is ingenious been fatal enemies to themselves. That to THE INTEGRITY OF THE UNITED STATES in reducing us to want and misery ?
distress the whole country between Maine and MUST BE PRESERVED
God forbid that I should so mistake the char- Georgia, was to people and enrich the whole The brief but comprehensive remarks of acter, or turn traitor to the interests, of my tract from the lakes io New Orleans. · President Washington on the mutual relation fellow citizens. If there were no alternative, It is not pretended that these important between the northern and southern states,
a separation, a speedy'separation were devnuto considerations will certainly cure our southern would admit of ample illustration ; but expe- ly to be wished. Not only so, but, in justice to brethren of their folly, and unite them to us in rience has rendered it unnecessary. Our the reputation of this suffering commnunity, I policy, as we are respectively united in interest. coasting trade, which was iminense, was proof would add, that it could not be averted—that Passion, we know, often maintains an obsti. enough, that his views were correct; and be- it wiuld soon be effected. A large portion of nate and sometimes a successful combat with sides that, it is well known, that, while the the New England population is already driven reason, nor
reason, nor are habitual prejudices easily commercial marine was principally furnished to desperation by the tyranny of rulers, against eradicated. But the course which we must and owned in the north, a large proportion of whose oppression we have no further consti- take, if we can expect no relief, is of such it has been wanted and cinployed in the south. tutional resource. We have expostulated, pe moment, it would seem to be the dictate of Were the unity of country to cease, the south titioned, remonstrated and even menaced, until discretion and duty to await the result of could still, in time of peace, find a market, our disgrace has equalled our wrongs.
causes, now in operation ; and ascertain that perhaps a competition in market, for its pro- We cannot do more by words and between inferences, which forcibly present themselves, duce ; but separated from us, what could se- words and actions, there is a very important are obstinately disregarded. cure their tranquillity ? If, as one of their and critical distinction. It has often been re- In the mean time let us be preparing our most eloquent orators has stated in Congress, marked by venerable statesmen, and has re- minds for either event. Whether Peace come, it is now the case that, when the bell rings cently been repeated both in legislative de- or War continue, does not materially affect unexpectedly, the mother instinctively presses bate, and in our publick prints, that it is im- the question of our future destinies. In war her infant closer to her bosom, what would be possible to define the particular point, in time or in peace, the domestick policy of the federal their situation, if severed from our free white or circumstance, when a portion of subjects or government may easily be so directed, as to population ? Discriminating dutics are but a
citizens are authorized, by the immutable blast our prospects, and hold us fast bound in trifling tax for the security of life. On the principles of equity and duty, to set the con- poverty and dependence, if we acquiesce, or other hand, deduct from our navigation its em- stituted authorities at defiance. That point are not strengthened by an enlightened and ployment in the south, and a large portion of however may be described in general terms. equitable policy in the South. What must be the wealth of New England would disappear.! When the obligation of self-preservation re
our remed? That the whole Atlantick range of states aněquires the risk of all consequences to obtain remarkably adapted, by nature, to a confedera. a change. When there is a reasonable pros
GOVERNOUR STRONG. ted, or common government, wiili a power to pect of effecting a change for the better. It is rather from a disposition to conform to. promote each other's prosperity, is a position when : he community proposing to act, are so custom, than from a mistrust of the consistentoo plain to require argumeiit. A s'paration s!rong as to afford a reasonable hope of soc. cy and correctness of the citizens of Massatherefore must be a serious disacivan age to
chusetts, that we offer any argumeut, in favour both parties, and ought not to be contemplated. It appears to me, but I offer an opinions of the reelection of Governour Strong. If the
But have not a supercilious prive, a local with deference, which I know opposed by not people of this state could be supposed to jealousy, a mean, contracted, hypocritical sys- a few) that the tiine has not actually arrived, change with the moon, to be zealous in favour iem of policy, in rebellion against the God of when it becomes a positive duty to take any of a distinguished patriot one month, and on nature, sacrificed our portion of the advanta: | decisire step, which should have for its object the next, ready, like a Roman mob, to throw ges which were once derived from our poliiian important change in the political relation him from the Tarpeian rock, we should supcal relation ? Unquestionably. Instead of en- of the states; and for this sole, but, as I con- pose a new candidate might supersede him. couragement, protection, or even liberty 10 ceive, weighty reason.
if such is not our character, bis reelection canexercise our wonted indusiry and enterprise, The Atlantick states of the south have, thus not be doubted. has not the federal government, for ten years far, given their support to those measures, The course which Mr. Strong would pur: past, pursued a course of measures tending which have destroyed our prosperity. The sue, if chosen last April, was anticipated by directly to impoverish and ruin the north ?-10 selfishness of their demagogues ; the super- the people, who well knew his sentime make us abject colonists~0 destroy our cilious character of the people generally ; His recommendation was that he wr means of acquiring property-to force their jealousy their blindness to their weak precisely what he has done. On od do from our native soil, or remain the degraded ness ; their ignorance of the difficulties to be en- he obtained a large majority". niš ground subjects of a government, which, instead of a countered in their visionary projects ; their of his fellow citizens; and
the suffrages blessing, has become a curse ? Undoubtedly. shallow inattention to consequences upon
that his adherence to o cannot conceive Will not a few years more of such manage themselves-all contributed to unite them with have had any other ·
those principles can ment depopulate our sea-port towns, and the desperadoes west of the mountains. They confidence, whir
afect, than to confirm the spread desolation through the interior ? Has have been the cupes of their envy, their vanity he was last
uft was reposed in him, when not the federal constitution, which was adopt- and their ignorance. They have ruined our
alled to the chief magistracy of
the state. ed by us for the purpose of defending our comnierce, they have plunged the country in- Th rights, increasing our prosperity, promoting to war. They have sunkus as low as they
majority of the people of Massachuthe general welfare, and securing the blessings could wish-but they have paid dearly for
.:08: believe this war unnecessary. It is the :
avowed opinion of Governour Strong. They of liberty to ourselves and posterity,” been so their folly. The navigation of the Uni administered, by those over whom, owing to a
ceriwished its further progress might be discoun-
States was the first sacrifice, but 1 change of circumstances, we bave no control, blow fell on southern agriculture; Eve war authority for that purpose ; if not so effectually
oc next tenanced. He has exercised his constittional as to invade our national rights, ruin our pros bas pressed heavily on the whole Atlantick perity, sacrifice the general welfare, destroy coast, while it has driven an innoise, popula- ent opponents. He has refuser! to spore te
as some wished, they are not anong his presour liberty, and entail beavy burthens upon tion to the western country, giving birth to a our posterity ?
lives of our fellow. eitizens, gratuitously, as new world, opening a new sphere of actionI can deny none of these implied positions, new piospects of ambicion-new. hopes of Canada, a sacrifice to the folly of a profligate
some men would, on the dreary frontiers of and anticipate the indignauit advocate of a wealth to those, who, alessi, ,were the interesi- | Wilkinson, or any project of a useless arda
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To be continued.
hopeless invasion." He has been a faithful LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS. human soul, where it was engraved by the publick servant through life-always firm,
author of all beauty. moderate, and dignified in his conduct ; devo
It is very possible that the most perfect and ted to virtue and the welfare of Massachusetts,
best proportioned human form, to be found he has always rendered her respected, when [It is probably a fact, and not one very fluttering to us
among any modern people, would no more rehe administered her councils.
semble the most beautiful forms of antient as a refined people, that not a single attempt has er. The question with a rational, enlightened er been made, in this country, to give to marble the Greece, than Iphicles resembled his brother cominunity, cannot be, whether there is not “ human form divine;" and therefore we cannot be Hercules. The temperature of a mild, pure, another man among us, who may have talents supposed to abound in connoisseurs in statuary. But and serene atmosphere, without doubt, had —but why should we discard. Governour as it is a sublime art, in which every person of ele. great influence on the physical constitution of Strong. If he has acted consistently, we can.
gant reading cannot but feel a pleasing interest, I
the Greeks; and the masculine exercises to
have translated some passages from a work by an not, and abandon him. This is an obvious
eminent German, on the subjects of Sculpture and
which they were accustomed in their youth, truth, which no logick can refute.
Painting, which will aid the imagination to con
could not fail to give them the most noble and But there is a more powerful argument in ceive o!'excellences we have never beheld, and of elegant figure. favour of continuing our support. The crisis pleasures we have never enjoyed.]
Let us imagine a young Spartan, descended demands, in a peculiar manner, the services
from a race of heroes, whose movements, dur.
---It is but by imitating the ancients, of Governour Strong, in preference to any oth
that the sculptor can attain excellence ; and ing his infancy, were never constrained by er candidate. This consideration invites to remarks which exceed our present limits.
we may say of the artists of antiquity, particu- those wretched shackles, with which we now larly of the Grecians, what has been justly said impede and oppress nature, in her first de
of Homer—the more we study their works, velopements; who, from the age of seven GENERAL REGISTER. the more
years, is habituated to lie on the ground ; who we shall admire them ; because genuine beauty becomes more striking, in pro- whose very amusements, such as wrestling
is carly inured to labour and fatigue, and portion as we examine it with increased arenBOSTON, SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1814.
and ywimming, have contributed to strengther lion. In order to admire the Laocoon as
his body and give flexibility and energy to his do Homer, it is necessary to know this famous FOREIGN. A vessel has arrived from statue, as we know an intimate friend, with and vigorous figure ; let us, in idea, place
limbs-let us imagine, I say, such a masculine France, which eft Nantz on the 26th of De. whom we are daily conversant ; and it is by him beside one of the delicate Sybarites of our cember, but she brings not a word of News. contracting this intimate friendship, that we
DOMESTICK. Soon after our troops left can judge of it, as Nichomachus judged of times, and judge, which of these two models, French Mills, the place was occupied by the the Helen of Zeusis ; some
an able artist would choose, if he had to rep
one finding deBritish, who found deposited there, for their fects in the composition of this celebrated picchus. The first (to avail ourselves of the ex
resent a Theseus, an Achilles, or even a Bacbenefit, by our retreating army, 200 sleigh ture, “ take my eyes, said he to the censor, loads of publick property!
and you will see that it is divine." With this pression of Euphranor, would appear a These Feb. 25th, the frigate John Adams, hav. disposition, Michael Angelo, Raphael, and
us, who had been supported by animal food :
the other a Theseus, who had fed on roses. ing on board Messrs. Clay and Russel, sailed Poussin beheld the productions of the Grecian from New York, for Gottenburgh.
artists. They sought taste, truth, and beauiy Feb. 28th, the Legislature of this Com- at their source. Raphael sent into Greece READING TO ADVANTAGE. monwealth closed their session, having passed several eminent painters to bring him correct The name of Grotius is familiar throughout one hundred and twenty-eight Acts.
drawings of all the precious monuments of anA motion is before Congress in favour of tiquity, which had' escaped the ravages of lowing incident in his life may be new to
the republick of letters, but probably the folappointing Admirals in the Navy of the Uni- time.
many. Barneveldt, the Dutch ambassador to ted States.
A statue, from the chissel of an ancient ar
Elizabeth and Henry IV. of France, caused An order has issued from Washington, and tist of Rome, may be compared to the produc- himself many enemies at home, by his atbeen forwarded to Plattsburgh, to arrest Gen- tion of the first Grecian sculptors, as we com
tempts to restrict the authority assumed by eral Wilkinson, and for his trial by a court pare the Dido and Diana of Virgil to the Maurice,the second stadtholder of Holland. In martial-others say, to bring him before a Nausicae of Homer, whom the Latin poet revenge they accused him of a design to becourt of inquiry.
sought to imitate. The statue of Laocoon was, A considerable number of prisoners of war, to the artists of ancient Rome, a perfect model thay the country to the Spaniards ; and though
the charge was false, he was tried and be. lately confined at Worcester, are about to be of art.
headed, in 1619. Grotius, the celebrated embarked for Halifax. The prisoners lately We must not imagine, however, that even scholar and jurist was implicated in his fate, in Ipswich gaol are ordered to be placed in the best productions of the celebrated
painters and confined in the castle at Louvestein. Dur? the fort, at Marblehead.
and sculptors of Greece are exempt from im- ing his imprisonment, he was permitted the The news arrived yesterday, that Mr. perfections ; but they are as partial spots, ob- indulgence of reading, and no man ever deGranger, Post Master General, is removed literated by the lustre of the beauties which roured books with greater avidity. With these from office, by Mr. Madison, and General surround them. The admiration which the
his wife was allowed to furnish him ; and havMeigs appointed his successor. perfections of those works excite, do not suffering once brought a large trunk full
, and obThe Honourable D. Dewey, of Berkshire, is us to perceive their slight negligences. Some tained permission to enter the castle, she put appointed to fill the vacancy in the Supreme of the greatest artists of antiquity limited their Grotius in the trunk, and remained, as though Judicial Court of this Commonwealth.
ambition to finish the principal figures of each engaged with him, until her husband had fairThe Honourable H. G. Otis is nominated work, and neglected the rest. The dolphin ly made his escape. Judge of the new court recently erected by the and Cupid which are seen at the feet of the Legislature for Suffolk county. Venus of Medicis the accessories of the cel
At the age of about twenty-six, Bonaparte General Floyd has gained some recent ad- ebrated engraved stone of Dioscorides, repre- had gained the battles of Castiglione, Lodi, vantages over the Creek Indians, but at the senting Diomede with the palladium, are dis- and Arcole. When he set out to take comlast dates apprehended an attack.
tinguished instances. Cast your eyes on the mand of the army of Italy, some person, says a An extensive association of Counterfeiters medals of the kings of Egypt and Syria, on
French historian, remarked to him, “ You are were detected, and many of them arrested in those even which are of the most finished exe
very young to undertake the duties of a comthis town, last Thursday. Their imitations are cution, you will find the work on the reverse
mander." 6 I hope,” replied he, “ 10 return said to be good ; but we do not learn that any
of the medals very inferiour to that of the of their paper is in circulation.
very old.” He did so ; but by his own mode heads. We must contemplate the productions of computation, during his late campaigns into The coasting vessels, belonging to out-ports of some antient artists, as Lucien considered
Russia and Germany, he has quite renewed in this state, which have been sometime de the Jupiter of Phidius; he admired the god, his age. tained in this harbour by the last embargo, without attending to the pedestal. have received permission to return.
Those who are qualified to judge of Gre. I do not know that the Dutch have ever re.
cian statuary, will not only discover in their ceived much credit for their magnanimity, but The state of Massachusetts has produced a master pieces well chosen nature, but some
the following authentick anecdote does the phenomenon, to which we know no parallel in thing still more beautiful, more sublime. natian credit, if their civility had no other obhistory political Rape, committed by the They will discover that ideal beauty, the mod-ject than generosity to a fallen enemy. whole democratick party on one helpless inel of which is not visible in external nature,
Lord Shaftesbury indulged the most invetedividual : Is there no law that can apply to and which, as Proclus remarks in his com
rate prejudices against Holland, and regularly such a monstrous crime? mentary on Plato, cannot be found but in the
concluded his speeches in the House of Peers,
relating to that nation, with the old Roman of air, from the part of the periphery inclined of Athens, or quoting bombast from novels motto, “ Delenda est Carthago"-When com- to the horizontal fixed plane, strikes the plane, with the same emphasis of head and hand, pelled to quit his native country, it was neces- and reacts on the parts of the wheel and axis with which a maiden devotee will sometimes sary to obtain permission from the magis- inclined to the plane ; and the current of air quote commentaries on the bible, or a passage trates, before he could take refuge in Holland. from the opposite side of the periphery, not from Young's Night Thoughts, adding “as They answered his petition in the language coming in contact with any plane to produce a the poet says" at the close ; you may set it in which he had usually closed his invectives corresponding reaction, the wheel and of down that this is a very surprising, forward against them_" Carthago non adhuc abolita, course its axis will obey the impulse of this young lady. If after this,, she should talk faComitem de Shaftesbury in gremio suo recip reaction and tend to a vertical position. The miliarly, attempt repartees, and even to flirt ere vult."
diminution of friction on the upper gudgeon, with men of twice her age ; it is still in char
is only a consequence of this tendency to be acter, and she must be considered a very forA CHYMICAL CURIOSITY. come vertical. If the plane of the wheel be ward young lady. Should you happen to be at * The three islands, Malta, Goza and Cumin, solid, the effect of reaction on it will be much a family concert, and after being tired with are composed of a calcareous rock, which suf greater, than if it be formed by radii ; a long pieces, though performed by masterly fers considerable corrosion when exposed to greater surface being presented to the reac- hands, a young miss should take her seat at the air, and still more, when exposed to the tion.
S. the piano and murder three or four battles action of sea water. Over the whole circum
with the utmost nonchalance, her mamma smi. ference, evident marks of corrosion appear.
THOUGH the Quere respecting the sinking ling all the time with ecstacy, while no other After reading the following statement, one is of gold in water, has excited no little discus- face looked comfortable in the room ; it almost surprised that the islands are in exist- sion; one correspondent only has ventured to would be quite unnecessary for the good lady
send an opinion, with the reasons on which it to make further explanation. 6 The soft kind of stone in Malta and Goza, was founded ; and that is refuted by establish- 11 at a ball you should discover a little figis always more or less inclined to waste and ed facts. I again ask, would it sink to the ure of a woman, affecting alternate gravity and dissolve, when exposed to the air : it also uncentre or not?
coquetry ; complaining of the number of sodergoes a kind of saline efflorescence, which
licitations, if she is asked to dance ; and at reduces it to powder, and this effect is hasten- The following question will be easy of solu. the same time betraying anxiety to be engaged ed, by different accidents, and particular situa- tion to the experienced mathematician ; but with partners, whose hands she can scarcetions. The stones exposed to the air towards may usefully exercise the reflection of many ly reach ; pretending to forget what steps she the south, are much sooner dissolved, than in Tyros.
has just learnt, and talking sentiment in the any other aspect ; but nothing wastes them in A makes B a present of a hundred dollars, midst of a cotillion ; you need be at no loss so short a time as sea water, one single drop on condition that he shall expend it in cows,
for her character. If her partner should hapof which suffices to rot them presently ; and sheep, and geese. Cows at 10 dollars each, pen to smile civilly upon her, it might be well though only one stone should be touched, it sheep at 1 dollar, and geese at ! shilling each, for him to avoid taking a seat by her mother ; frequently communicates itself to the next, yet so as to have just a hundred in the aggre- unless he is tired of dancing, and would like and by this means speedily destroys, not only gate of cows, sheep, and geese. How many to be entertained for an hour with the biograa whole rock, but a whole building, if a stone must le purchase of each ?
phy of the child. thus affected should happen to be employed in
If you should fall into a box at the theatre, its construction. A sort of saline crust, com- The unprecedented sale at the auction of when, instead of hearing the play, you should posed of nitre, with alkali at bottom and sea
Chief Justice Parsons's Library cannot be con- hear a miss, just entered her teens, delivering salt, is formed over the stone, part of which templated without satisfaction and pride. Was her opinions like a little oracle, condemning is no sooner crumbled to powder, than the this extraordinary bidding the effect of partial- Shakspeare in toto on account of vulgarities, crust drops off, and others continue forming, ity to the respectable family, to whom the and most modern plays for want of sentiment ; till the whole of the stone is entirely destroying property now belongs, it was a display of no- representing all farces as low, and the Spoiled ed.”
ble sentiment. Was it a tribute of respect to Child particularly as trifling, affording neither
the transcendant merit and virtues of the late entertainment nor instruction ; though all this HENRY VIII.-A POET, IN LOVE! proprietor, it was honourable to his memory, may be accompanied by the most contradictory “ The following lines, written by Henry, and to a community so sensible of his worth airs of solemnity and levity, you may be assurwere presented, according to the Editor of Was it owing to the increase of literary taste, ed here is another female prodigy, the delight
Probably all these
of her father and mother and the ornament of the Nugae Antiquae) and sung to Anne Buo it never was so ardent. leyn, during the time of their courtship. Byrd, considerations had their influence, and we the family circle. in Queen Elizabeth's time, set them to muknow of no other that could operate. The re
Should you prefer the play to her conversasult refleets credit on the state of society in tion, however, and remove to the opposite part Massachusetts.
of the theatre for the sake of hearing ; it is The eagle's force subdues each byrde that Aics,
possible that you might find the counter part ; What metal can resiste the famynge fire ?
that is, a little manly figure, standing perhaps Doth not the sunne dazzle the clearest eyes,
I am a great enemy to long stories, and on the front seat, with his hat over one ear, And melt the ice and make the snow retire ?
having had my patience often tired by the precisely in a line between yourself and the The hardeste stones are pierced through with tooles ; eulogies of parents on the extraordinary talents stage. If he should chance to look round, he The wisest are, with princes, made but fooles."
or daughter, I feel willing to try would probably place both arms akimbo, swel
theirs a little, in turn, by a short speculation on ling himself into as great an obstruction as CHARLES the First professed that he could the subject.
possible ; and return to the contemplation of not fix his love upon one that was never an- That peculiar characteristick or spark of the stage and himself. By the way, it ought gry ; “ for,” said he, “ as a man that is with genius, which makes this difference in chilo here to be remarked that others of “ larger out sorrow, is without gladness, so he that is dren, is generally so latent, that it seems dis- growth” sometimes indulge in this practice of without anger, is without love."
cernible by the parents only, in the first in- intercepting the sight ; men no doubt of in
stance. They impart the discovery to the quiring luminous minds ; but they ought first QUERP.
child, and as the little thing begins to practise to ascertain that their bodies are equally lu
, if put in motion, tend to a vertical position, and upon it, they communicate it to their circle of minous, or that the performers are not fit to
be seen, which indeed is too often the case. more so, the more rapidly it is turned ?
sions, and becomes a premature man or wo- But to return to our young hero. The reason ANSWER.
man, a sort of prodigy, which the world is you will probably find him here is, that, if any If a wheel be put in motion, there is a cure called upon to admire. Whether its gifts are such being happens to be in the house, he rent of air, from every part of its periphery, derived from nature or education may now be will be likely to take the greatest possible dissetting in the direction of the plane of the left to others to determine ; but as these Lilo tance from the little lady just mentioned. For wheel. This effect becomes sensible, in a va- liputian ladies and gentlemen exhibit very dis- not withstanding the similarity of character, riety of ways, when the motion of the wheel is tinct qualities, it may be well to describe which might be supposed to operate as a murapid. Place a feather, or any light substance, them, to save parents the trouble of pointing tual attraction ; they have the most singular within the influence of its motion, and it will them out, long after it ceases to be necessary. aversion, and feel a sovereign contempi for be repelled from the wheel with the current ; If you moet in company with a miss of ten each other. This is one striking mark hy A candle will be extinguished at a considerable or twelve years, dressed in the style of a lady which they may be known in company. The distance from the wheel ; and the current of of twenty, affecting to converse in a matronly miss will not even appear to see the little akik is very sensible to the hand. This current I tone, discoursing learnedly of Greece and Idaman ; while he will devote himself entirely to