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languages; and why should we not give and define the exact meaning and use of The funeral train has long past on, them as high a rank as the four mixed every word. We advise such instructers to And time wiped dry the father's tear! tenses which we now adopt? The Arauca- learn first to define every word in the situa

Farewell,- lost maiden!-there is one

That mourns thee yet,--and he is here. nian, a language more regular in its forma- tion in which stands, and to parse it first by

H. W. L. tion, and more copious than almost any itself; let the scholar be taught to do the other, has nine tenses formed by established same; and then we care not how many variations of the verb.itself. We can trans- combinations and groups are formed, nor

THE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL. late all these into English, as easily as we whether any thing more is done than to Mountains of Israel! rear on high can translate the Latin tenses; but this decide to what part of speech a whole book Your summits crowned with verdure new, furnishes no reason for making nine English belongs.

W. And spread your branches to the sky, tenses, while our verbs cannot express them

Refulgent with celestial dew.

O'er Jordan's stream of gentle flow; by regular variations of their form.

And Judah's peaceful vallies smile, All our grammarians contend that the

And far reflect the lovely glow first and great division of tenses is into pres


Where ocean's waves incessant toil. ent, past, and future; but they go on the false principle of making metaphysical tenses, or

See where the scattered tribes return; tenses of sense, instead of verbal tenses, or O thou, whose awful wings unfurled

Their slavery is burst at length, those formed by variations of the verb it.

Across the waste of darkness brood,

And purer flames to Jesus burn, self. If this general division be adopted,

And sweep along the subject world

And Zion girds on her new strength: while auxiliaries are required to express the

With desolating progress rude!

New cities bloom along the plain,
Why wend'st thou on thy dreary flight

New temples to Jehovah rise, future tense, authority is certainly given for So swiftly down the stream of years,

The kindling voice of praise again forming an infinite number of tenses as sub- Dark in thy course as death and night,

Pours its sweet anthems to the skies. divisions. We are aware that we shall be And heedless of thy victim's tears.

The fruitful fields again are blest, considered as inordinately heretical in re

Sweep on,-sweep on! thine awful course

And yellow harvests smile around; Secting the future tense; but we will ac

Soon, soon shall end in fearful gloom,

Sweet scenes of heavenly joy and rest, knowledge our error, when it shall be

And thy last echoes wild and hoarse

Where peace and innocence are found ! shown, that English verbs have any form Be heard o'er nature's final tomb!

The bloody sacrifice no more for denoting future time. The considera- Then must thou curb thy daring wing,

Shall smoke upon the altars high, tion, that the common division of time is

And furl thy pinions in dismay;

But ardent hearts, from hill to shore Creation's dying shriek shall sing

Send grateful incense to the sky! into present, past, and future, has satisfied

The dirge, that tells thy fading day. grammarians, that our verbs must mark this

The jubilee of man is near, division ; but they might with equal pro- Child of eternity! once more

When earth, as heaven, shall own His reign; priety have decided, that our verbs have Shalt thou take refuge in its breast,

He comes, to wipe the mourner's tear, 25567tenses, because that is the number Aud on that undistinguished shore

And cleanse the heart from sin and paio. of days in a man's life, who lives three score

Thy glories and thy power shall rest!

Praise him, ye tribes of Israel! praise Lost in the wild and boundless sea

The king that ransomed you from wo: and ten years. If we are to estimate the

That ne'er may feel or tide or fow,

Nations! the hymn of triumph raise, number of tenses by the number of imagin- What hope shall then remain to thee

And bid the song of rapture flow! able periods of time in which an action may Stretched by the latest tempest's blow.

E-N. be done, how many shall we have?

Secure from thee and all thy powers
It is not necessary to add to these re-
Shall man pursue the endless years;

marks on tenses, for every one is compe- When bliss shall crown his glorious hours,
tent to apply the principle wbich we have Or darkness whelm him with her fears.
stated, by rejecting from bis system of pars- Eternity of joy shall bloom
ing, all combinations of terms, whether they Throughout His boundless, endless reign;

Since our previous notices of this noble

E'er hell shall ope her central gloom, be of the same or of different names, and

man, Mr Hobhouse bas published a pamphlet

A long eternity of pain ! parsing every word by itself. If the scholar


in contradiction to many circumstances in understand the meaning of his sentence, he

Capt. Medwin's book, and in a “Narrative will always know whether the time de

of Lord Byron's Voyage to Sicily, Corsica, scribed or implied be present, past, or fu- DIRGE OVER A NAMELESS GRAVE. and Sardinia, in 1821, in the Mazeppa.” It ture, and will generally have occasion to By yon still river, where the wave

is melancholy to observe how little faith mark it with even greater precision ; but Is winding slow at evening's close, can be put in any thing published to gratify let himn not be taxed with the vain effort to The beech, upon a nameless grave,

public curiosity. Mr Shelley, who is redetermine the time by the conjugation of

Its sadly-moving shadow throws.

ported to have been converted in a storm the verb. The simple form of the verb or O'er the fair woods the sun looks down at sea, on board Lord Byron's yacht, "the indefinite present, is to be distinguished Upon the many-twinkling leaves,

Mazeppa," is proved never to have been at from the declension or indefinite past; and

And twilight's mellow shades are brown,

sea with Lord Byron in his life; Lord the present and past participles are to be

Where darkly the green turf upheaves.

Byron never to have had a yacht called distinguished in the same manner. What

The river glides in silence there,

“ the Mazeppa”-and, moreover, no yacht is called the compound perfect participle, And hardly waves the sapling tree : whatever at the time mentioned. and all the compounded tenses and parti- Sweet flowers are springing, and the air Capt. Medwin makes Lord Byron say, ciples should be entirely rejected.

Is full of balm,- but where is she ! “I have been concerned in many duels as In closing these remarks, we will antici

*They bade her wed a son of pride,

second; but only two as principal; one was "pate one objection which will be felt by And leave the hopes she cherished long : with Hobhouse, before I became intiinate many teachers, even if they do not choose She loved but one, - and would not bide with him.” Mr Hobhouse declares he neyto express it. In order to parse in the man- A love which knew no wrong.

er sought a duel with Lord Byron; and ner we have recommended, every term must

And months went sadly on--and years :

not only that, but that Lord Byron never be well understood, and this will require a And she was wasting day by day:

fought a duel with any body. The above measure of knowledge rarely possessed. To At length she died, and many tears

may serve as specimens of flat contradic- , cast several words into a group, and give

Were shed, that she should pass away. tion. them a name which will denoie only the

The story told by Lord Byron to Capt.

Then came a gray old man, and knelt use which they serve collectively, is the

With bitter weeping by her tomb:

Medwin, concerning the duel between constant resort of those who are too igno

And others mourned for him, who felt

Capt. Stackpoole and a Lieutenant, has also rant or too lazy to analyze the sentence That he had sealed a daughter's doom. been publicly contradicted by some friend





of the former, and its misstatements ex- we come to add to the list of London pa- j quite applicable to the purposes of warfare. posed.

pers, those which are printed in the coun. It is asserted that a thirty-six pounder, with

try, and in Ireland and Scotland, we shall all its apparatus, steam boiler, generator, LORD BYRON'S SPEECHES.

find the account still more euormous. The &c., may be drawn about a field of battle, The parliamentary speeches of Lord By- number of these may be taken broadly at by four or five horses, and discharged with ron have been printed from copies prepar- two hundred and thirty-five, most of which fifty times the rapidity of an ordinary cancd by his Lordship for publication. They appear once a week, a few daily, and some The Greek Committee, it is stated, are only three. The first delivered 27th twice or thrice a week. Sometimes there were very anxious to obtain a few of Mr February, 1812, on the “ Frame-work bill," are two hundred and forty provincial pa- Perkin's steam-cannons, for the purpose of which he characterized as “ fit only to be pers, at others two hundred and thirty; enabling the Greeks to hasten the surrencarried into effect by a jury of butchers we take the average, therefore, at two hun. der of Patras and the other fortresses in with a Judge Jeffreys to direct them;" the dred and thirty-five; but from the increas- Greece which are held by the Turks; but next, April 21, of the same year, on the ing intellectual wants of the people, we it is said they were prevented from obtainEarl of Donoughmore’s motion on the may safely expect that the number will ing them by a treaty between Mr Perkins Catholic claims ; and the other on present- soon be two hundred and fifty. Each of and our ministry, for the exclusive right to ing Major Cartwright's petition for parlia. these papers has an editor or publisher, these tremendous engines of destruction.

and from three to six men and boys as com- It is said that Lord Gambier has reported mentary reform.

positors and pressmen. The weekly amount most favourably of them to government, of salaries paid, upon these establishments, and that they will speedily be adopted !!!"

must be about 18001., or 92,000l. annually ; If we make due allowance for the few Hugh Campbell, LL. D. &c., the illustra. and the other expenses of the establish- little words we have italicised in the above tor of Ossian's Poems, is about publishing ments may be about 10001. weekly or notice, it will not seem very strange, if in the Love Letters of Mary, Queen of Scots, 52,0001. annually, all of course exclusive of the end, the virtues of this celebrated ento James, Earl of Bothwell; with her love sonnets and marriage contracts (being the circulation of the newspapers.

stamps and paper. We now come to the gine should be found to exist principally in

The daily report. long missing originals from the gilt casket); morning and evening papers, with those forming a complete history of the origin of published twice or three times in the week, the Scottish Queen's woes and trials before amount to at least 40,000 daily, or 240,000

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J-E is informed that his poem, called "The gross circulation.

Five hundred thousand make a weekly sum total, for literary ser- copies require one thousand reams of paper,

Sisters" has not been received by the editor. vices upon the establishments, exclusive of which, on an average of 358. per ream,

Has HENRY forgotten his promises ? what is paid for in another way, of about would make 1750l. weekly, or 91.0001. per 10001.; and if we add, to this amount, the annum. Thus we have expended by the sums paid by the whole of them, to printers, London press annually,

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lish education. With these aids, individoto us her mysteries, and unravel those se- The Exercises form a neat 18mo volume als and pupils, with a little instruction in cret influences which he had always felt, of 252 pages, on good paper and neat type, parsing, may alone become not only profibut hardly understood. It is not merely for the particular use of pupils in schools; cients, but skilful and just critics, in one of that he admires her beauties with enthusi- and being a counterpart to the Teacher, the most copious and difficult of all lanasm, and describes them with the nicest corresponds to it in design and execution. guages, our own. accuracy, but he gives them voice, lan- The Key is left out of this volume for the Feb. 1. guage, passion, power, sympathy; he causes purpose of giving the scholar an opportunithem to live, breathe, feel. We acknowl- ty of exercising his judgment upon the ap

THE Publishers of this Gazette furnishy edge that even this has been done by gifted plication of the rules, without a too ready bards before him; but never so thoroughly and frequent reference to the key.

on liberal terms, every book and every as by him; they listed up corners of the The Promiscuous Exercises in each of periodical work of any value which America veil, and he has drawn it aside ; he has the four parts of False Grammar, in both affords. They have regular correspondents, established new relationships, and detected volumes, have figures, or letters of the al- and make up orders on the tenth of every hitherto unexplored affinities, and made the phabet, introduced, referring to the partic- month for England and France, and freconnexion still closer than ever between ular rule or principle by which nearly eve- quently for Germany and Italy, and import this goodly universe and the heart of man. ry individual correction is to be made. from thence to order, books, in quantities Every person of susceptibility has been Great care and vigilance have been exer- or single copies, for a moderate commisaffected with more or less distinctness, by cised to prevent defects of the press in sion. Their orders are served by gentle. the various forms of natural beauty, and the these editions, as weli as to correct the nu. men well qualified to select the best ediassociations and remembrances connected merous errors which have found their way tions, and are purchased at the lowest cash with them by the progress of a storm, the into the various editions of these works prices. All new publications in any way expanse of ocean, the gladness of a sunny now in circulation. There can be no haz- noticed in this Gazette, they have for sale, field,

ard in saying, that there is no American or can procure on quite as good terms as The silence that is in the starry sky, edition, either of Murray's Exercises or those of their respective publishers. The sleep that is among the lonely hills. Key, so correct as the English Teacher,

CUMMINGS, HILLIARD, & Co. Wordsworth has taught these sentiments and the Boston “ Improved Stereotype Ediand impulses a language, and has given tion of the English Exercises." them a law and a rule. Our intercourse

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No. 24.

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the coast, are either inconsiderable in the volume roll in vain for us. We can neither plough,

of their waters, or too rapid and rocky to be navi- nor sow, nor make baskets, nor throw the The publication of No. 3 was so much gable far from their mouths. The river Magdalena, Lazo, mand, therefore, however agreeable, delayed by unexpected impediments, that it however, which descends longitudinally above 700

miles through the valleys of the Andes, is navigable useful, and even necessary we may be to our was thought best to date it May 15th, instead to the Port of Honda, 550 miles from its entrance loving countrymon, the time is not come of May 1st. There is, therefore, no num- into the Atlantic. The Cauca, which descends when our Jabours can be appreciated and ber bearing this last date, and, to complete through the province of Antioquia and the Atracto remunerated in Colombia. 6. The learned

through that of Choco, are considerable rivers, the twenty-four numbers of the first volume, whose banks, as well as those of the Magdalena, professions,” says Colonel Hall, and surely within the year, two numbers are published, are covered by the luxuriant forests which distin- our profession is one that ought to be learn

guish the rivers of the plains, and indicate a soil of ed, “are clearly out of the question.” Now both dated the 15th of March, 1825. unlimited fertility; but the climate is burning, and if these Colombians, whom we cannot look

EDITOR. the life of man is not only rendered precarious by upon, if the Colonel is correct, in any other

disease, but his daily comfort is destroyed by swarms light, than that of barbarians, are willing to

of insects and venomous reptiles. REVIEWS.

The second, or mountainous zone, presents a very die, “ as poor Mr Hadoway used to say, withdifferent scene.

At the height of 4,000 feet above out the advice of the three learned facul

the level of the sea, the climate becomes mild, ties," what chance can there be for reviewColombia: Its present State, in respect of vegetation continues uninterrupted through the ers. Actum est with regard to the whole

Climate, Soil, Productions, Population, year, leguminous plants, wheat, and other produc- tribe, whether they be quarterly, or monthly, Government, Commerce, Revenue, Manu Cions of temperate regions are abundant, and of the semi-monthly, and miscellaneous, like onr factures, Arts, Literature, Manners, Edwo best quality ; venomous insects and serpents are cation, and inducements to Emigration. edges the grateful salubrity of a temperature filted kindred of the folio family. We trust our

rarely met with ; and the human frame acknowl- own quarto, or weekly and daily, like our With Itineraries, partly from Spanish alike for enjoyment and labour.

readers will excuse this digression, which is Surveys, partly from Actual Observation.

Our first idea, on perusing the account so little in keeping with the usual sedateness By Colonel Francis Hall, Hydrographer of this last portion, was to prepare for im- of our habits, in consideration of the circumin the service of Colombia, Author of mediate migration, especially when we cast stances; we are not stocks and stones, and “ Letters from France," and of "A Tour our eyes abroad; and considered the mixture must be allowed to curvet a little now and in British North America, and the United of snow, rain, and mud, the half winter and then, and snuff the breezes of a fairer clime, States.” Philadelphia. 1825. 12mo: pp. half spring, which it is our lot to enjoy for provided we in general jog on with a quiet 131.

nearly one third of the year, in this our na- and steady pace, and diligently and faithThe territory of the republic of Colombia tive New England, where six or eight fully tread out, for the good of the public, is considerably more extensive than that of weeks, out of the fifty-two, of unexception the two grains of wheat, which so many authe United States, extending from the mouth able weather, is all that we can expect, and thors are pleased to bury in two bushels of of the Oronoco to the Pacific Ocean, and to balance which, we must broil in July, and chaff. But to return to Colombia. from the Gulf of Mexico to the stewed in August; be hung with icicles in It is the Eldorado of the sixteenth century, December, and thawed out in January; have height of 9,000 feet, when it becomes cold; the sky

The climate continues mild and agreeable to the and, if we may place confidence in Colonel our pores hermetically sealed in February, is usually cloudy, and vegetation slow in growth Hall's description, has no small claim to that and drilled out again, as it were, by the and stunted in appearance. At the height of 15,700 appellation, so far as its natural qualifica- searching blasts of March. We fancied feet it ceases altogether: no living creature passes tions are concerned, at the present day. It ourselves for a moment in that happy land, this dreary limit, where sterile sands, naked rocks, enjoys every variety of climate, and is capa- afar from the thousand torments, that beset rupted solitude. From the level of the sea to the

fogs, and eternal snows, mark the reign of uninterble of affording almost every production of the housekeepers of this realm, in the shape height of 4,800 feet, the thermometer of Fahrenheit the known world.

of fire-places, grates, stoves, and flues, at one varies from 770 to 1150, from thence to 8,000, it The great differences of climate are oc- season, or in that of blinds, verandas, summer- varies from 500 to 77o. casioned by the Cordilleras of the Andes, houses, or refrigerators at another. There

The third zone comprehends the immense tract which traverse the province in various no sudden south-wind plunges the pedestrian eastward, from the base of the Andes to the neigh

of level country which spreads itself southward and directions, lifting their heads, crowned with mid-leg deep in snow-water, where he but bourhood of the river Amazon, and the mountains eternal snows, under the very equinoctial. yesterday shivered through an icy drift,- which border on the Oronoco. These prodigious The province is, in fact, divided into three and no chilling eastern breeze condenses savannahs are watered by the numerous streams zones, characterized by their respective on his thin garments, the moisture which the which form the Meta, the Apure, and finally the soils, climates, and productions." glowing sun of a summer morning has sucked Orinoco;

the periodical overflowings of which con

vert the whole country, during four months of the The first of these is the tract of country included up to load it; we enjoyed in imagination the year

, into an immense lake or inland sea, on which betwixt the Cordillera and the Atlantic and Pacific fervours of the eternal summer of the tropics, the villages and hatos, or cattle farms, raised upon oceans. The climate here is invariably hot, almost diluted, if we may be allowed the express- small banks and elevations, appear as so many islets. always unhealthy, the soil luxuriantly abundant, ion, by the effects of an elevation of four When the floods retire, the whole plain is covered wherever, it is sufficiently irrigated by rivers or thousảnd feet. Alas! it was but an imagin- with luxuriant pasture; on which herds of cattle periodical rains, but parched and barren where these are deficient, as is s metimes the case from ation, and a brief one. The cruel fates have were raised, previous to the war, in numbers almost

defying calculation. Nor are these plains less rich the peculiar situation of the mountains, which ren- bound us to these ungenial climes. There in agricultural advantages. The banks of the rivers der the falls of rain locally precarious; while the are few readers in Colombia, and these our are covered with primeval forests of the most prerivers, for want of supplies, dry up or lose them- periodical strictures would probably be of- cious kinds of woods for dyes, furniture, and buildselves in sandy deserts. Thus the province

of Coro fered
in vain to the public
of those favoured ings; and exhibit, when cleared, a soil capable of

rendering , , coffee, , other parts of the coast are exposed to similar regions

. That public, unfortunately for us, Indigo, tobacco, and generally every species of trodroughts, though in a less degree. The rivers which is not a reading one, and the sands that roll

, pical produce. All the energy of nature, in the prodeseend from the mountains, at a short distance from mingled with gold, into Rio Hacha, would I duction both of animal and vegetable life, is here

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