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It will not be thought surprising that by the scene | SCIENCE, AND THE MERCY OF God.”. This story of the conversion of Mr Garstone. which I described in the last chapter, Mr Carver- was his last effort. We stood silently watching for He had been driven to infidelity by the dale was entirely exhausted. While the excite- his departing breath, when, as the sun was going stern views of the divine Being presented ment of the occasion lasted, he looked and spoke down, its beams forced their way through an openwith almost the animation of youth. But, when ing amid the brarches of the thick trees which in the doctrines of Calvinism. These were it was over, he sunk down weak, trembling, and grew before the windows, and fell full upon his rigidly insisted on as the real doctrines of nearly tainting. The old cords had been stretch face. A smile came over his countenance, and, the Scriptures, and as he was not led to ed more than they could bear, add lost their tone before it had entirely passed away, he ceased to examine for himself, he resorted to the for ever. When the people had dispersed, he at breathe. I remembered his conversation on the tempted to rise from his seat and follow them, but preceding evening, and rejoiced at his quiet de par. conclusion, that the Scriptures were false,
or that God was a merciless tyrant. He was unable. Several of his friends advanced to his asssistance. “ The light is almost burned
chose to believe the former; and, although
In less than a year after the death of he could never entirely divest his mind of down,” said he, in a voice scarcely audible; “ might it only go out here at the altar, how privi- Mr Carverdale, Mr Anderson was settled his early impressions, he was sufficiently an leged I should be.” Some one expressed a hope in his place. He now began to learn infidel to make himself quite miserable for that it might be yet continued for a season to the now different is the real character of men, more than twenty years. Our readers benefit of his church. He shook his head. "No," and especially men of many and fair pro said he ; “and why should I wish it? It is only a fessions, from what youth are accustomed the doctrines of Calvinism to have a power
must know already, that Unitarians believe flickering, fitful flame. It may brighten a moment
The to-day, but will be dim again to-morrow, and cheer to hope and imagine.
ful tendency to make infidels of literary No; my poor flock need a vigorous scribed in this part of the story, are Mr
This part of the volume assigns flame, –a burning and a shining light. I am wast- Dunbar and Mr Ellerton,--the former their reasons for this belief. ed. And if it please my God, soon to remove me claiming to be strictly orthodox, but, in ,
We have now given our readers a genershould I lament, or why should you? For I have fact, an unprincipled hypocrite the latter an al view of what is contained in this book. that hope; I thank God, I have that hope."
unassuming, conscientious, intelligent Ari- We shall have discharged our whole duty This he said with frequent interruptions, show- an.
Mr Dunbar obtained the entire confi- to them and the writer, when we have ing that his spirit was stirring, though his body was dence of Mr Anderson by his abundant added that its spirit is highly “liberal,” in weak. He seemed unable to say more, and was attentions, his sanctimonious deportment, the Unitarian sense of the term, and that carried in the arms of his friends to his house, and and his rigid observance of all religious the style is uncommonly chaste, perspicuplaced in bed. He fell into a sort of sleep, which
He hated Mr and which he said it would be useless and cruel to Ellerton, to whom only his real character in which the several subjects are sustained the physician declared to be the prelude of death, customs and ordinances.
ous, and forcible. We seldom meet a work disturb by attempting to prolong life.
" The ma
was fully known; and by obscure insinua- with so much interest, or in which controchine," said he, is worn out, and will gradually tions, and at length by open declarations, verted topics are defended in a manner so come to a stop."
endeavoured to ruin his reputation. This little calculated to excite the bad passions He remained in this state, apparently unconscious of what was passing around him, until I was had much effect with Mr Anderson, till the of readers. The writer has chosen to insummoned to the afternoon service. In the same malignity from which it proceeded betray- culcate Unitarian sentiments, by exhibiting state I found him on my return. In the mean time, ed itself by its extravagance. Mr Dunbar, what he believes to be their legitimate, the report had obtained currency among his par after having proposed that Mr Ellerton practical effects; and by contrasting these ishioners
, that their minister was dying With af should be reproved for eating his usual with the effects of what are termed orthofectionate concern they crowded around his dwelling, and manifested the strongest sense of his meals on fast day, ate so much supper on dox sentiments. This species of argument worth, and liveliest gratitude for his past services. the evening of that day, that he died from has some advantages over the ordinary Never have I known eulogy more eloquent than the surfeit. Our Recollector resolved to mode of discussion: it admits less logomathat which I read in their tearful eyes, and whisper- know more fully the man, whom he had chy; it regards actual life, instead of specing voices, as they stood silently waiting, or anx- shunned on account of slander. iously conversing, before the door, and beneath the
ulative principles; and it cannot, without
He had been taught“ to look with hor a degree of indecency which would not be windows. Their sound was distinctly heard in the chamber, as I stood with his friends beside his bed. ror on Arianism, as little better than infi- tolerated, descend to personal invective, It at length seemed to arouse him, and he opened his delity, and to take it for granted that there and the disgusting scenes of party warfare. eyes. "What is this?" said he.
could be no religion at heart without the So far it is well; but, on the other hand, it "The people have come from meeting,” it was worship of the trinity.” After becoming can have little force to change opposing replied, to know They are kind souls,” replied the olă minister; acquainted with Mr Ellerton his prejudices opinions, for they who think the writer
were removed, and he became confirmed in errs, would of course think his picture a and, turning his eyes around as if looking for some one, he called me by name. I bent over him, and the persuasion “ that the great practical false one. Nor can it have much power he took my hand. "Go to them, my young friend ; and vital principles of our religion are com- over those who are yet undecided; since tell them ỉ thank them for all their fidelity and mon to all believers.” A still greater they can only be só far affected by the kindness. Carry them my last farewell
. Bid them change soon followed, for he became him- story as they are impressed with a sense of remember my last instructions; and God bless self an Arian, or rather ascertained that its reality. Moreover, it is a weapon which
I went to the door, and beckoning to the several he had always been one, without knowing is easily used, and may be used by all with groups, collected them together, and spoke to them it. He supposes that thousands of others, equal ease. A Calvinist or Hopkinsian, as I was desired. When I returned to the cham- and even a large majority of those educat- who happened to possess our author's emiber, the good old man was taking leave of his ed in the orthodox faith, are no more truly nent literary skill, might easily represent friends, and to each of them giving his blessing; orthodox than he was, though they imagine one Unitarian, proselyted to Orthodoxy and He called for me. He was exhausted, and could themselves to be so. This assumes too much thus made good, and another led by what no more speak audibly. His lips moved, and I thought I would have given worlds to know what the form of an argument, and too much would be called his laxity of religious printhey would utter. After a few moments' silence, weight is given to it as evidence in favour ciple, into unqualified sinfulness. he exerted himself again, and we understood him of Unitarian principles. Those of a differto ask that there might be prayers. I kneeled ent faith might just as easily, in exer. down, with his hand still in mine, and commended cising the same sort of charity, say that A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors. his spirit, in such words as I was able, to the great
In two volumes. By William Oldnalb Father of mercy. It was a solemn moment. There many Unitarians worship the Trinity in was a silence and awe like that of the tomb, inter- Unity, although they have not accustomed Russell, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barrister
at Law. First American Edition ; with rupted only by the laborious breathing of the dying themselves to reflect sufficiently, to make man, and the low voice of youthful supplication. their belief definite.
additional Notes of Decisions in the AWhen I had ended, he pressed my hand, but said
It is a favorite topic with the writer, that
merican Courts. By Daniel Davis, Sonothing, We feared that he would not speak the practical effects of Unitarianism are far
licitor General of Massachusetts. Boston, again; but it was permitted us to hear his last
1824. words distinctly. For, when something bad been more salutary, than those of Calvinistic said respecting the good man's support in death, principles. Its ability to reclaim infidels It is now more than a century since Hale he spoke out audibly, “THE TESTIMONY OF con is illustrated in the last two chapters in a and Hawkins published their respective
treatises on Pleas of the Crown. They of this work is judicious, and well calculat-, nitude. There are, indeed, some atrocious furnish a full and satisfactory account of the ed to facilitate the acquisition of a correct violations of human laws which require a provisions of the criminal code of England, understanding of its various and complicat- correspondent severity of punishment; but as it then existed, and of its previous histo- ed subjects. The respective chapters gen- who, at the present day will deny, that ry; and their authority is still unquestion- erally commence with a definition and de- there are also transgressions so trifling as ed. During the lapse of a century, how- scription of the particular offence proposed barely to justify the slightest penal visitaever, the code has been much enlarged by for consideration, and a statement of the tions? To confound these extremes, and penal statutes, and modified and explained principles of the common law upon the sub- all their intermediate gradations; and to by innumerable judicial decisions. Many ject. The statute provisions in relation to annex the penalty of death to offences in of these decisions existed, till of late, only the same offence are then recited,-gene- each class, is a prostitution of principle, a in manuscript, and the published statutes rally in the words of the statute,—and these perversion of justice, and a violation of the and cases were scattered through many are followed by a statement of judicial con- rights of humanity, which never ought to volumes, and interspersed with much other structions and decisions. In the conclusion be endured. This defect exists, in the matter. Before the publication of the of the several chapters, points in relation criminal code of England, to a degree work now before us, something had been to evidence, and the competency of wit- which may well excite astonishment and done to facilitate the researches of the nesses, which apply more immediately to regret. Her philanthropists and civilians
1 student of criminal law in its various the particular offence, are occasionally in- perceive and deplore it, and to their enbranches. Foster had published his valua- troduced. Some useful information in re- lightened and humane exertions we leave ble treatise on the subjects of Treason and lation to doubtfnl points, and to matters of the labour and the glory of effecting an Homicide; Leach's collection of cases was practice which were not embraced by the amelioration. a very useful work; and the additions to general design of the work, may be found In preparing for publication the AmeriHawkins, in the late editions, were ser- in the notes at the bottom of the pages. can edition of the work now under review, viceable as notes and references, but did Mr Russell's object, in the present pub- Mr Davis has performed an acceptable sernot give that full and satisfactory informa- lication, being simply to exhibit, in a con- vice to the members of his profession. In tion which was required. The treatise of nected view, the criminal law of England this edition, thirty-five whole chapters, and Sir Edward Hyde East, which was publish- as it is, and not as it ought to be,-to ex-parts of several others of the original work, ed, in two volumes, in 1803, is excellent in plain its principles and provisions, and not which have no direct or important applicaits plan and arrangement; and if that plan to discuss its merits or defects ; he has not tion to the jurisprudence of this country, had been completed, it would probably indulged in any theoretical speculations, or have been omitted; as for instance, the nuhave superseded the necessity of the pre- conjectural constructions. He confines merous English Statutes, the provisions of sent work. But it was not completed, and himself within the limits of established prin- which being altogether local, of course, rein that treatise, as it now exists, many in- ciples and decided cases; and he fortifies late to subjects foreign to the administradictable offences are wholly unnoticed. A all his important positions by an array of tion of justice in the American Courts. publication, therefore, which should com- standard authorities, which seem to render Considerable matter is still retained which prise, in an elementary and systematic them impregnable. His statements are will be of little use to the profession in form, the substance of the law of crimes brief, but sufficiently full for all ordinary America, but it is so interwoven with other and misdemeanors, as it is contained in the purposes, and whenever more extensive in- matters of importance, that it could not be works of Hale,Hawkins, Foster, Blackstone, formation than his text affords may be re- omitted without injury to the residue. East, and Leach, together with the modern quired on any subject, his marginal refer- Considerable additional matter is furstatutes and important decided cases from ences will point out the sources whence nished in this edition, consisting of Notes of the printed and manuscript reports, was that information may be derived.
decisions collected from the American Rerequired by the profession; and Mr Russell It is the fault of the legislators of Eng- ports, and references to American Statutes. has attempted, -we think successfully,—to land, and not of Mr Russell, that the code, | A digest of those decisions, and in some of satisfy the requisition.
which his work contains, is cruel and san- them, the ground and principles upon which Mr Russell informs us, in his preface, guinary. That such is its character, cannot they are founded, are also given. These that he has endeavoured, in his treatise, be doubted or concealed. It has, indeed, omissions and additions will greatly aid the “ to dispose, in an appropriate arrangement, no secret tribunals like the inquisition; enquiries of the student, and relieve the the principles of the common law, the and employs no tortures to wring from its members of the profession from much lastatutes, and the decided cases relating to victims a confession of guilt. Its great and bour in their researches. The former will every offence which may be made the sub- revolting defect, is a total disregard of pro- find, in this work, less to unlearn, and the ject of prosecution by indictment, except portion between crimes and punishments. latter more to facilitate his investigations, only that of High Treason.” This crime By the established law of England,“ the than in any other publication of the kind was excluded from his plan, not only by the cutting of a twig, and the assassination of now extant. We were about to enjoin it great additional space which the proper a parent; breaking a fish-pond, and poi- upon every lawyer to purchase it for his discussion of that important subject would soning a whole family, or murdering them library, but we find, upon a blank leaf at have occupied, but because prosecutions in their sleep; filing a silver shilling for the the beginning, a pencil-mark of $12,00, for that crime are not frequent, and are sake of gain, and waging a war of exter- and we fear, that, in these times of profesalways so conducted as to give sufficient mination against the government of the sional dearth and depression, our injunction time to consult the highest authorities. country, all incur the same penalties; and would be disregarded. The work is divided into five books, and two hundred different actions, many not de- We had intended to make some remarks subdivided into one hundred and four chap- serving the name of offences, are punisha- upon the subject of the criminal jurispruters. Each book,-except the first, which ble by death.” It may be true in theology dence of the United States, but we are adis of a preliminary nature,—is devoted to that every sin is an intinite evil, and merits monished that it is time to conclude. We the consideration of a distinct class of what infinite punishment; but surely the maxim will, therefore, close this article by citing, may be considered kindred offences; and has no application to human governments from the book before us, a single passage ; each chapter to a particular offence be- and laws. Human legislators are frail, and less by way of specimen than of warning. longing to that class. The first book treats their laws are imperfect; human tribunals It contains a wise provision of law for our " Or persons capable of committing crimes, are fallible, and may misapply the laws; own special protection and encouragement of principals and accessories, and of indict- but however perfect may be the laws, and as reviewers. able offences.” The law upon these sub- however impartial and enlightened their jects is stated and explained briefly, but in administration, still they are conversant esposing its follies and errors, and holding up the
A publication commenting upon a literary work, a manner very perspicuous and satisfactory. about the transient and temporal affairs of author to ridicule, will not be deemed a libel, pro
The general arrangement of the matter earth, and many of them of no great mag- I vided such comment does not exceed the limits of
fair and candid criticism, by attacking the charac- It was a long, low unpainted house, with narrow who made the dairy, and spinning-wheel, the prime ter of the writer unconnected with his publication. casements, situated about half a mile from the main objects of attention. The white foor was carefully
road. Near it was a substantial barn, surrounded sanded, and at each door a broad mat, made of the We take it for granted, that our extract
by a large yard, where a number of animals assem- husks of the Indian corn, claimed tribute from the ing this passage will be considered fair no- bled exhibited an appearance of comfort, which de- feet of those who entered. Where Madam
Ltice, that we shall claim the protection of noted at once a kind and careful master. Culfee was seated, she had a full view of the family, surthis salutary provision of the common law, alighting, removed the bars, which formed, or ra- rounding their peaceful board, and so cordially enwhenever presumptuous “follies and er-ther obstructed, the rustic entrance to the demesne; gaged in doing justice to its viands, that not a glance rors,” in the form of a literary production, and then addressed a few soothing words to his wandered to the spot which she occupied.
horse, who advanced his head, and bent down his The table, covered with a coarse white cloth, shall obtrude themselves upon us.
quivering ear, as if the sounds of the human voice bore at the head a large supply of boiled beef and were either comprehended, or beloved.
pork, served up in a huge dish of glazed ware, of a
As Madam L entered she heard, in the clat- form between platter and bowl, though it probably Sketch of Connecticut, forty years since tering of knives and forks, the reason, why she was would rank with the latter genus. A mass of very Hartford, 1824. 1 vol. 12mo. pp. 278. not as usual welcomed at the door. Unwilling to fine cabbage appeared in the same reservoir, like a
interrupt the refection of the family, she took a broad, emerald islet, flanked with parsnips and tur. This little work must not be regarded as a seat unobserved. She found herself in the best nips, the favourite “ long and short saace" of the novel, or a tale. It has but little story; room in the mansion, but to this the inhabitants of day. At the bottom of the board was an enormous hardly enough indeed to connect its differ- the neighbouring villages would assign, neither the pudding, of Indian meal, supported by its legitimate ent parts; but it is a series, or, rather, a name of “parlour, hall
, or drawing-room," avoid concomitants, a plate of butter, and jug of molascollection of sketches, illustrative of the ancient reforiners did the aboininations of the compartments the quadrangle of the board, and the
ing the example of their city acquaintance, as the es. Four brown mugs of cider, divided into equal principles and habits which prevailed in Church of Rome. Adhering to their habits of pre- wooden trenchers, which each one manfully mainConnecticut some years since; and exhib- cision as tenaciously as to their ideas of simplicity, tained, were perfectly clean and comfortable. iting, not only the character and manners they gave to this most honourable room, an appel- Farmer Larkin, and his wife, not deeming it a of the people who inhabited that beautiful lation derived from its bearing upon the cardinal point of etiquette to separate as far as the limits of country, but its appearance, and natural points. The one under present consideration, be- the table would permit, shared together the post of or artificial peculiarities. None of these ing visited by the latest beams of the setting sun, honor by the dish of meat. At the left hand of the
and the first breathings of the summer breeze, was father, sat his youngest son, and at the right hand sketches are bad, and many of them are denominated the south-west room.” As the fur- of her mother, her youngest daughter. Thus the strikingly exact, and very interesting. The niture of this best apartment of Farmer Larkin, may male line, beginning at Jehu, and touching every story, such as it is, is very easily told. serve as a sample of the interior of most of the one according to his age, passed over the heads of In the town of N- dwelt the princi
Sanctum Sanctorums of the better sort of agricul- | Timothy and Jehoikim, ending in Amariah, the pal character of the work, who is spoken of turists at that early period, it may be well to add nephew, and would-be Methodist. On the other a brief description.
hand, the female line, from the mother, who held in as Madame L She is far advanced in
The bed, an indispensable appendage, was with her lap the chubbed Tryphosa, passed with geometyears, a widow, and childless ; but has all out either curtains or high posts, and decorated rical precision through the spaces allotted to Try the comfort which can be derived from with a new woollen coverlet, where the colour of phena, Keziah, Roxey and Reuey, terminating with the exercise of the highest virtues, and red gorgeously. predominated over the white and buxom Molly. She was indeed a damsel of formi
dable size, but of just proportions, and employed from a wise stewardship of a large fortune. green, with which it was intermingled. So small a
space did it occupy, that if, like Og, king of Ba- her brawny arm, in cutting slices from a large loaf Her house and family, and domestic econ- shan, whose gigantic height was predicated from of brown bread, which she distributed with great omy, and social habits, are all minutely de his bedstead of nine cubits
, the size of our farmers exactness by each trencher, as soon as her father scribed. Near her reside the remains of a should have been estimated by the dimensions of had stocked it with meat, and her mother garnished powerful tribe of Indians, and the account their places of repose, posterity would do them im- it with vegetables. There was something pleasof their customs and traditions forms an inmense injustice.
ing in the sight of so many healthy and cheerful
A buffet, or corner-cupboard, was a conspicuous faces, and in the domestic order which evidently teresting portion of the volume. With article, in which were arranged a set of bright pew- prevailed. facts, some fictions, as we suppose, are min- ter plates, some red and white cups and saucers,
Those of our readers who happen live in gled. In relating some occurrences which not much larger than what now belong to a doll's took place among this now degraded and equipage, and a pyramidal block-tin tea-pot. The our “ river towns,” will acknowledge the miserable people, much power both of pa- protected by a door, furnished a receptacle for the It will be remembered that it is particularly
lower compartment of this repository, which was exactness of the following representation. thos and of eloquence, is exhibited. The Sabbath-day hats and bonnets of the children, each applied to the country watered by the many style is, throughout, eminently good, though occupying its own place upon the shelves. In the streams which empty themselves into the not remarkable for uncommon power or vicinity was what was denominated “a chist o’
Connecticut. liveliness. It is chaste and correct; sel- draws," namely, a capacious vault of stained pine, dom aiming at high elevation, and yet more which, opening like a chest, contained the better It was one of those fine mornings, in which a seldom disfigured by false ornaments. We part of the wardrobe of the master and mistress of softer season makes its first effectual resistance
the family; while, beneath, space was left for two against the lingering claims of winter; like a bux. must indeed say of the whole work, that it or three drawers, devoted to the aceommodation of om infant springing from the arms of a wrinkled gives distinct and continual indication of the elder children. But the master-piece of finery dame, whose caresses chill it. Still the influence an accomplished and disciplined mind. Its was a tea-table, which, elevating its round disk per- of the Sire of Storms was perceptible. The small great fault,--and it is a great open-is the pendicularly, evinced that it was more for show streams moved but torpidly, between margins of
than use. want of a story of sufficient interest to
ice, or beneath a thin veil which might have hidden
Its surface displayed a commendable lustre, pro- their progress, bad it not been revealed by a cold, awake the curiosity, and to sustain the at- tected by a penal statute from the fingers of the chil- subterranean murmuring.. Over the larger rivers tention of the reader. Its great merit is dren. But an unruly kitten used to take delight in small boats were seen gliding, while their cheerful the fidelity and vividness with which many viewing, on the lower extremity of that polished navigators repelled with long poles those masses of interesting sketches are drawn.
orb, a reflection of her own round face, and formi- ice which essayed too near an approach; or supWe would willingly make many extracts dable whiskers
. Unhappily mistaking the appear. porting themselves on their slippery surface, col
ance of these for an adversary, she imprinted lected the drift-wood which adhered to them. Other from this volume, not only that our readers thereon the marks of her claws, too deeply for all labourers were busily employed in replacing bridges, might judge for themselves of its character, the efforts of the good housewife to efface, and soon which the swollen waters had injured or destroyed; but because we could hardly put upon our after expiated her crime upon the scaffold. A for seldom did the spring-tide floods pass N-but pages any thing which would entertain looking-glass, much smaller than the broad expan- the faces of the inhabitants gathered gloon from them better;-but we hardly know what sion of the Farmer's face, hung against the roughly the prospect of an additional weight of taxation. to select. The following view of the inte- plastered, yet unsullied wall
. A few high, strait. While the solitary amateur admired the wrath of
Sacked chairs, and a pair of small andirons nicely the resounding streams, the richer, and less romane rior of a farm-house upon on estate belong- blacked, whose heads bore a rude resemblance to tic burgher would calculate the cost, like Marlow ing to Madame Land of its inhabit- the “human form divine " completed the inventory in the well-furnished inn, apprehending, “ how horants, is as pleasing to us, as a finely execut- of goods and chattels. Over the low, wide fire- ridly a fine side-board, and marble chimney-piece ed picture. All who are, or ever were, con- place, hung in a black frame, without the superfluity would swell the reckoning." But the labourers, versant with the yeomapry of our country, Space very considerately left for future additions. ing employed about broken bridges, and dilapidated
of a glass, the family record, legibly penned, with a who had nothing to pay, and foresaw gain from beand at home in their dwellings, will recog- The apartment had an air of neatness, beyond what fences, contented themselves with lamenting, in a nise its accuracy.
was then generally observed in the houses of those I less rueful tone, the evils of their almost insalar
situation. Considerable loss and suffering had fre- Fixing his keen glance upon her for a moment, wards, the vice, and wretchedness, and quently been sustained in the southern extreme of and kneeling at her side, he answered
miserable death of a vagabond soldier, the town, which occupied the ground at the junc
I know it, my daughter. Thy blue eye hath whom Mr Ashton made to relate to his son tion of the two principal rivers. These waters, already the light of that sky to which thou art aswhen swollen by dissolving snows, and the increas- cending. Thy brow hath the smile of the angels the vicisitudes of sin and suffering which ed revenue of their tributaries, came rushing down who wait for thee.'
composed his life, considerably weakened with great power. Inundated streets, merchants Martha covered her face with her hands, and the determination of Charles; and the good lamenting the loss of their goods, and sometimes of hid it on the couch, fearful lest she might see agony work was finally accomplished by the bisthe warehouses which contained them; or millers in one so beloved. Yet she fixed on that pallid tory which a Colonel Gordon gave him of gazing with uplifted hands after their foaling fab- countenance another long, tender gaze, as the ex- his earlier days. He was living in honours rics, attested the ravages of the triumphant flood. piring voice saidHere and there, the sharp eaves of a fisherman's 'I go, where is no shade of complexion--no able retirement, broken down by the dishut, or the upper story of some building of larger trace of sorrow. I go to meet my parents, who eases and debility of a shattered and exdimensions would rise above the encompassing ele- died in faith; my Edward, whose trust was in his hausted frame; but he had been active in ment; while the boats employed to take from their Redeemer. 'I shall see thy daughter, and she will his profession, had passed with honour windows the sick, or the softer sex, encountered be my sister, where all is love. Father! Mother! continual obstacles fron trees partly immersed, and that God, whom you have learned to worship, through its gradations of rank, and had fences planted like chevaux de frise, beneath the whose spirit dwells in your hearts, guide you thith brought with him, to cheer his retirement, treacherous waters. er also.
wealth and fame. He well knew all the Occasionally, a bridge from some neighbouring Extending to each a hand, cold as marble, she business of war, and all its character, and town has been borne along, a reluctant visiter; in said
he spoke upon the subject plainly and truone instance a structure of this sort glided by, dis- · I was a stranger, and ye took me in; sick, and ly. This cured Charles effectually; and playing in unbroken majesty a toll-gate, upon ye ministered unto me. And now go I unto Him, whose topmost bar, a red-winged cockerel was who hath said, “ The merciful shall obtain mercy.
" he soon felt that it was neither his duty perched. Having evinced his fidelity to his favour- They felt that the chilling clasp of her fingers re
nor his inclination to contribute his mite of ite roost
, by adhering to it during all the shocks of laxed, and saw that her lips moved inaudibly. effort to the savage and brutalizing work its midnight disruption, morn beheld the undaunted They knew that she was addressing Him, who was of war. bird, clapping his wings as he passed the town, and taking her unto himself. A smile not to be described sending forth shrill notes of triumph, from excite- passed, like a gleam of sunshine, cover ber counte Girl” is decidedly inferior to “ Charles
In point of literary merit, the “Factory ment at his extraordinary voyage of discovery. nance; and they heard the words “joy unspeaka
Once, an infant, in his cradle-ark, suddenly wash- ble, and full of glory.” Something more was ton.” The story, however, is calculated to ed from the cabin of bis slumbering parents, glided breathed in the faintest utterance, but she closed interest those for whom it is intended, and over the bosom of the pitiless surge. He was res- not the sentence it was finished in Heaven.
not only to interest, but to profit them. cued- not by the daughter of Pharoah, and her
Mary, the Factory girl, is poor and friendmaidens, but by the father urging on his light boat
less, but well instructed in the principles of with eager strokes, while the mother, not standing Charles Ashton ; the Boy that would be a
among the flags by the river's brink," but wading Soldier. Boston, 1823. 12mo. pp. 108. piety and of virtue, and habituated to reunconsciously into the cold, slippery channel, re- The Factory Girl. By the author of " Fil- gard them as of infinite value. She lives ceived with extended arms, the babe smiling as he
“ James Talbot,” fc. in a village where a large manufactory bas awoke.
Second Edition. Boston, 1824. 12mo.
been established, and works in the mill for The following extract is of a different
some time. She passes through much description. Oriana, a young English wo
temptation and distress, but constantly preman, follows her husband, an English offi- We put the titles of these books together, fers her principles to her wishes, until at cer, to this country; he is slain in battle: and notice them in one article, because length her duty and her inclination beshe is taken prisoner by the Indians, and they strictly belong to one class. They are-like others of similar size and literary are rewarded by prosperity.
come one, and her efforts and sacrifices doomed to a death of agony. She is rescued by an Indian Chief, who adopts her as
character which the press is now perpetuhis daughter; she afterwards goes with her ally pouring forth-intended solely to do protector and abides with him in the vil- good. Talents of the first order are brought to this work. The first of these little works
MISCELLANY. lage near Madame , until she falls a victim to consumption. The death scene
is beautifully written; the styie is never is thus described.
ambitious,-never elaborate. The writer
knows that studied eloquence would be We are about to speak of a book,-a Exhausted in body, but confirmed in faith, Oria- wholly out of place, and he never leaves new, an interesting, and an important book, na waited her dissolution. Such was the wasting his forward path in search of glittering or- -and have some doubts whether we may of her frame, that she seemed reduced to a spiritual essence, trembling, and ready to be exhaled. Eve- naments, but spontaneous flowers spring up not better call this article a review at ry pure morning, she desired the casement to be around him, and he has too good a taste once, and instruct our printers to arrange thrown open, that the fresh air might visit her. not to cull the fairest and sweetest. The it accordingly. But we shall not do so, for But at length, this, from an occasional gratification story of Charles Ashton is extremely sim- many reasons, the best and readiest of becaine an object of frequent necessity, to aid labo- ple. He is the son of a clergyman who which, is, that we are not going to make a rious respiration. The couch, which she had been had a small parish in the interior of Eng- review. resolute in leaving while her strength permitted, land; a man of much worth, piety, and was now her constant refuge. The febrile symp
The XLIV th number of the North Amertoms of that terrible disease, which delights to prey learning, but of narrow income. His boy ican, just published, is an excellent numon the most fair and excellent, gradually disappear- was educated well, and promised well, both ber, and contains many articles written ed; but debility increased to an almost insupporta in respect of intellect and morals; but un- with ability, and filled with valuable knowlble degree. Smiles now constantly sat upon face, and seemed to indicate that the bitterness of happily, he was desirous, indeed determin- edge. We think it well worthy of its Editor, death had already passed. The irritation of pain, ed to become a soldier. A good part of his and of those who are understood to have which had marked her features, subsided into tran- enthusiasm for the profession of war, arose helped him make it, and that it is calculated quil loveliness, which sometimes brightened into from his love and reverence to the charac- to sustain the reputation, and, we trust, to joy, as one who felt that "redemption draweth ter of Washington. His father's efforts to extend the circulation of the work ; and this nigh." One night, sleep had not visited her eyes; give him more correct impressions upon is all we have to say about its general merfor, whenever her sense began to be lulled into this subject
, though strenuous, were fruit- its. There is, however, one article, retransient repose, the spirit in its extasy seemed to revolt against such oppression, desirous to escape less; he tried in vain to persuade his son specting which we propose to be somewhat to that region, where it should slumber no more, that Washington was a good man, not be- more particular. We mean that upon through fulness of bliss. Calling to her bedside, at the dawn of morning, of it, and that he would have been, perhaps, Review,
cause he was a soldier, but rather in spite Faux's Travels, and the London Quarterly the old warrior, for her mother for several nights had watched beside her, she said
a better man had he never been a soldier. First, for the facts, whereon we would • Knowest thou, Father, that I am about to leave At length his father promised that his wish- bang a remark or two. Mr W. Faux, an thee?"
es should be gratified. But soon after- English Farmer, took occasion, to come
NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW.
across the waters to look after certain real which do not altogether bear a testimony course would be a wise one, if it were purestate in South Carolina, which some one, of praise to the pure excellence of every sued, as a system of national recrimination. in some way related to his mother, had giv- thing English ; true it is, he does assert, If the best intellect of Great Britain used en him some sort of interest in. He tarri- and show too, not only that there is much all the facilities afforded by its literature to ed awhile in this barbarous land, and then bad taste, and many foolish habits, in that defame us, it might be a question how wise returned to Somersetshire. Having profit- fine country, but that vice aud villany have it would be to rise in wrath and hurl back ed exceedingly by bis foreign travel, he ripened there to a monstrous maturity, far foul reproach and obloquy, with no regard concluded, in pure love to his countrymen, beyond any thing attempted or imagined in to any other restraint than that imposed to make a book. Accordingly he prepares this country. But it is equally evident, by exact adherence to truth. But the his octavo, but sinks the Carolina agency, that he attributes these things to the true case is not such an one as this. Gladly and and so far forgets what he came for, as to cause ; as, to the contrast between the ex- sincerely do we believe, that the scholars announce in his title page, that his journey treme poverty of one class, and the enor- and the gentlemen in England are disposed was “principally undertaken to ascertain mous wealth of another, to the intolerable to think of us as they should. They breathe the condition and prospects of British emi- severity of the public burthens, to the un- a different element from us. The kingly grants.” This book is an unbroken tissue happy circumstance, that almost every name and office is with them the very esof villanous falsehood. We do him the change of trade or fashion, exposes numer- sence and abstract of all grandeur and justice to say, that he appears to have tried ous bodies to the misery and temptation of power. All authority and all honours emhard to believe all the ill he could, and no resourceless poverty. But is all this pe- anate from him; the very law of the land any one less candid than we, might consider so, is he who asserts it, an unprincipled the subject of the crown can have no words wholly beyond the reach of any possible slanderer of a great nation ? No; he only and no thoughts for greatness beyond that credulity. Mr Gifford, editor and autocrat asserts that, while human nature is there which appertains to royalty. Their lords, of the London Quarterly Review, laid hold what it is elsewhere, the temptations which perhaps their cradled 'lords, who must be of this very excellent and valuable work, grow out of her eminent prosperity and visited with almost bended knee and signs and in an elaborate article, did his ut- social activity, bear, in their strength and of worship, whose attendant men and womost so to use the materials which Mr their number, some proportion to the effi- men must stand round with reverential Faux supplied, as to cast the most unquali- ciency and fertility of the causes which awe, while His Grace, the Most Noble fied discredit, nay, the foulest infamy upon produce them. Now, what is this, but the ob- Duke, swallows his pap, and all the attriour national character. We have no room vious and unavoidable truth ? And England, butes and accidents of their established he-and no disposition-for periphrasis, and or Englishmen, have no more right to be reditary aristocracy, necessarily affect with therefore say at once what we would have offended with it, than we should have to be powerful influence the whole intellectual understood. Mr Gifford, in his strenuous very angry at a fair exposition of the sins and moral habit of the people. But, it endeavours to vilify this country, utterly and follies which form a part of our na- would be foolish and wicked to reproach disregarded every principle of politeness, tional character. It would be just as ab- them and quarrel with them, only because decency, and veracity. If we knew any surd to doubt, that within the social mass their opinions are somewhat affected by words which would express this fact more of England, principles of evil are most ac- vain prejudices which they are born to, and distinctly, we would use them, and we tively at work, as it would be unfair to deny which the many can no more cast aside, refer either to Mr Gifford's Review, or the energy and excellence of many valua- than they can shake off their skins. Let to the Review of that Review in the North ble institutions and national habits. We them be willing to see and admit the good American, certain that any honest man must be permitted to quote a pargraph that is in us, and let us gladly acknowlwould find in either article, direct and pos- from the article in question, which refers edge the good they have; then they may itive proof of the truth of our allegation. particularly to this subject.
laugh at our plainness, and show, if they The London Quarterly was republished
For his country, the country of our fathers, we
can, when it becomes rudeness, and we here, but the article on Faux was omitted, entertain the tenderest sentiments of respect and will laugh at their pageantry, and show because Mr Law of Washington threatened veneration. The memory of the great and good them, as we may, its vanity. No matter Messrs Wells & Lilly with a prosecution, men, the countrymen of our ancestors, is dear to how much laughing there is, if it be without if they reprinted in this country the libel us in the next degree to that of those, whom we bitterness,-if it be far removed from bru
honor and love at home. In the English constituupon him, which that Review contained. tion we see some things
, in the state of society and tal insolence, or malignant falsehood. Such We approach to the end of our statement; condition of the arts in England, we see much to
a relation between the countries as this, the last North American contains an ar- admire and to emulate. We also see monstrous would be, perhaps, as good a one as could ticle upon Faux and his reviewer, treating defects, enormous contrasts, institutions most per- be expected to exist, for a long period, at them both with great, and with equal jus- nicious, customs and practices corrupt beyond the least; and this would be, we do believe, tice, severity, and ability. We have heard example of imperial Rome, and an excess of pria the actual relation between them, were it
vate profligacy, in proportion to the excess of many comments on this article, and some wealth and the vehemence of temptation. There not for the efforts of such men
as Gifford, whose opinions we, in the main, respect, exists in England a maturity of vice as unquestion or rather of Gifford himself.
The history have said that its severity if not unmerited, ed as the maturity in wealth and art; and there of the London Quarterly Review with rewas unwise. Moreover, the course which are enormities of no unfrequent occurrence in that spect to this country, is strongly marked, the North American takes, in this article, country, as far beyond the measure of vice in Amer, and easily told. We quote the following is new, and is worthy of some examination ica, as the Duke of Bedford's income is beyond that from the North American Review, not
of our richest landed proprietors. From this induon that account.
bitable state of things, it is plain that it merits a lit- merely for its exact sketch of this history, In the first place let it be distinctly un- tle hesitation, on the part of our colleague of the but for the soundness and importance of derstood, that it forms no part of the object Quarterly, whether he will pursue this contest ; and the sentiments which it contains.
his country of the writer of this article to vilify Eng- provoke the exposition of the abuses
He sees in Faux's book itself that England has land. He speaks of that country, of its by presses, beyond the reach of the · Bridge street Association.' 'It merits consideration whether he
too many and too partial friends here. The numinstitutions, its habits, and its whole char- will do all, that can be done by a literary journal ber; it is true, is daily growing less What our acter, with, as we believe, exact truth; and of commanding influence, to turn into bitterness political feuds could not do, is rapidly doing by we believe it, because all the facts which the last drop of good will toward England, that ex- publications like the Quarterly Review; and it is
matter of notoriety, that the feelings entertained in he mentions are of common notoriety, or ists in this country.
this country toward England are less friendly now, rest upon unquestionable authorities, which But it may be objected, that, supposing than in the hottest of the late war. This alienation he cites; and the inferences which he draws all this to be true, and to be no more than has been mainly effected by this very journal. For from them, and from the general condition can be said with due honesty and candour, the purpose originally of discouraging emigration, of things there, are simple and obvious. yet there exists no good reason for saying shut up in your empire a crowded, starving, riot
--a policy very unsound in itself
, for why keep True it is, that he does state some things lit. Now, it is one question whether such al ing, maddening population--some writers in this