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are content to sit by their distant waters, he will find them there. If the world cen- ter be kept himself close to his barbour. and beneath the shadows of their branches. sure him, its chidings will be lost amid their He is now a septuagenary,--a sprightly, Many are journeying on in the literary consoling voices,-if the world's friendship hale old man; and though he feels the tide highways, and hurry from stage to stage bas been sterile, he will see no barrenness of life beating within him less vigorously without once pausing to look upon the in theirs,--and if the world has been un- day after day, yet baving enjoyed the green beautiful scenery that invites them to lin- kind and malevolent, he will find nothing and flourishing spring of life, and the lustiger on their way; but we, who choose the there of its stern austerity.

hood of its summer, he sits quietly down in rambling vehicle of the essay, turn off in- When I was a boy, my earliest attention the cheerfulness of its autumn, like one to the by-ways, and enjoy the irregular in- was excited by the brass clasps of an anti-that rejoices in the full fruits of early terchange of woods, and waters, and green quated, worm-eaten tome, that an old uncle toil. valleys.

of mine, sadly given to antiquarian re- When my uncle beheld my childish adFrom my youth up, my life has been a search, had left upon my mother's table. miration for his venerable black-letter kind of vagrant existence, and I have al- No sooner was the event of my birth, which tome, be fondly thought that be bebeld the ways been fond of ra.nbling about in the forms an epoch in our family history, an- germ of an antique genins already shooting woods and quiet fields of the country. Inounced, than the kind-hearted old man out within my mind, and from that day I have been a truant from society, and have came posting down from bis country resi- became with him as a favoured vine. Time turned from the troubled world of realities dence. He was a virtuoso in thought, has been long on the wing, and his affecto an ideal world of mine own; and yet in word, and deed. He was a rusty old fel- tion for me grew in strength as I in years; retirement, and amid the pleasant woods low, and, like one of his own coin, had the until at length be bas bequeathed to me that had become home to me, I never look- features of antiquity indelibly stamped up the peculiar care of his library, which con ed for solitude, and never found it. There on him; and the gradual wastes of time, sists of a multitude of buge old volumes, was a spirit there that communed with my by rendering the relievo less distinct, placed and some ancient and modern manuscripts.

The earth was peopled with imagi- the antiquity beyond a doubt. His counte-The apartment which contains this treasnary forms, and in the sound of the river. nance very much resembled that of Cosmo, ure is the cloister of my frequent and studiand of winds that fanned its bosom and on the medallions of the Medici; and ous musings. It is a curious little chamber, made the tall reeds bend, I heard the voice though the severity of his eye indicated in a remote corner of the house, finished of humanity distinct, and to my intellectual deep thought, yet there was something all round with puinted pannelings, and ear articulate. Thus I became the child about the mouth that declared his subtle boasting but one tall, narrow Venetian winof wayward fancy, and nature touched vein of sbrewdness and grotesque humour. dow, that lets in upon my studies a “dim, within me that chord of simple poetic feel. He was deeply versed in alchemy, and old- religious light,” which is quite appropriate ing, which has not yet ceased to vibrate. school chemistry, and very rain of his to them. I am melancholy, but studious thought has knowledge ;--if I borrow a simile from his Every thing about the apartment is old made me so, and not those cares which pursuits, he thought that the halo of his and decaying. The table, of oak inlaid tire men of the world. It is a melancholy own glory was increasing like the circular with maple, is worm-eaten and somewhat of that kind which has nothing of malevo- corona of vapour that arose from a certain loose in the joints; the chairs are massive lence or austerity about it;- it is but that chemical combination of his, which, as it es- and curiously carved, but the sharper edges pensive shade, which, to bim who loves to .caped from his alembic, widened and widen- of the figures are breaking away, and the muse, gently mellows down the hard feat- ed whilst ascending ; but, unfortunately for solemn line of portraits, that cover the ures of society, and gives a still-life se- bim, his fame, like that vapour, grew thin walls, hang faded from black, melancholy renity to a bustling world. As I sit ip ner and thinner, and at length lost itself in frames, and declare their intention of soon my silent cloister, surrounded by a multi- air. He was an inveterate old bachelor; leaving them forever. In a deep niche tude of books--mute but eloquent compan- but kind-hearted and extremely benevo stands a heavy iron clock, that rings the ions, -and look out upon mankind as they lent; and charity, which was written upon hours with a hoarse and sullen voice; and toil on in the thoroughfares of life, the calm his countenance, was written more deeply opposite, in a similar niche, is deposited a and quiet feeling of my retirement becomes upon his heart. I have heard it whispered gloomy figure in antique bronze. A recess, spiritualized from self-enjoyinent to a glow- in the family,--but very cautiously, for the curtained with a tapestry of faded green, has ing philanthropy. The world is full of suf- old man's feelings are sensitive upon the become the cemetery of departed genius, fering, and I feel a charity for those who subject-that, like sundry other good old and, gathered in the embrace of this little have known that misery which I have not bachelors, he had been in his younger days sepulchre, the works of good and great men known; and I endeavour to remember how a chevalier d'amour; but shivering long in of ancient days are gradually mouldering ineffectual that charity is, which begins and the frowns of unrelenting beauty, he grew away to dust again. ends in feeling!

desperately cold towards the wbole female My retirement to this solitary place arose As the hand of time is continually chang. sex,-as slighted woers sometimes will, from a love of seclusion, and was not, as ing the scenes of the world's vast theatre, and even in the heyday of life forgot retirement often is, a desperate after-game I cannot help observing how grotesquely“ love's charming cares.” A few days ago, in the affairs of life. A strong attachment mingled in the romance of life are its trag- as I was turning over some neglected pa- to a still and quiet existence has brought ic and comic acts. But to a solitary being pers in his library, I found several desper- me here ;--and if I seem to have slighted like myself, departing years bring but little ate looking love verses, and a French Val- the world too soon, I can urge in my own change. Time's gradual current steals peace. entine on gilt-edged paper, with altars and defence, that I am one of those, who may fully away,—the seasons of life slowly suc- torches in the corners, which go far to cor-depart from society whenever they will, and ceed each other,--and day after day thought roborate the oral tradition of his early love. none ask-Where are they? I would not ripens and ripens to its maturity ;-but This is indeed exactly what I should have forget the world, and would not be forgotstill my pursuits and occupations are the expected from his sanguine temperament; ten by it; but I would live in the hearts of same, and the same communion and fellow and time never effaced every vestige of this men as well as in their memories, and leave ship and good feeling exist between myself gallant feeling; on great occasions he was that quiet recollection behind me, which and my books. It is very silly perhaps to apt to wear a highly ornamented broach of mankind will cherish for its very gentleprate now-a-days about the tranquil delight amber, containing in its centre a litile ani- ness. And yet, whilst, like a timid bark, I which books assume to him who is happy mal that strikingly resembles a lady-bug; woo the breath of others to give me motion enough to love them,—but I speak from the and sometimes figured in a brocade vest of on faine's still waters, my chief joy is in heart. If any man is sick and tired of the faded damask, with large sprigs and roses. seclusion and solitary musing ; though I world, and would find those friends who are One serious love adventure of this kind would live in part for others, yet I would silent or garrulous, as be is melancholy or was enough for him; he was lost on a sea not in so doing become a stravger to my cheerful, let himn retire to his library, apd/ of troubles in his first voyage, and ever af-I own thoughits.

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Illi mors gravis incubat,
Qui, notus nimis omnibus,
Ignotus moritur sibi.

Having been thus minute in delineating
my own character, let me put on my
ing-habit, and, as the Lay Monk, speak a
few words to the reader in reference to iny
proposed writings. The severer studies
which are proper to manhood, leave me
sufficient leisure for that frequent reverie
and rambling thought which are well suited
to miscellaneous essays; and in all my
papers I shall claim the customary privile-
ges of essayists, and note down my loose
thoughts without regularity or any certain
order. In the choice of subjects for my
speculations, I shall be guided by my own
fancy; and that no one may accuse me of
failing in what I have never attempted, I
would be explicit in stating, that my aim is
rather to amuse the courteous reader and
help him pass away a tedious hour, than
eloquently to instruct him by deep thought
or high pbilosophy.



Glide on in the glory and gladness sent

So life is passing, though pleasure's dream To the farthest wall of the firmament,

Enliven its course, as the flowers the stream.
The boundless visible smile of him

This violet low that shines in dew
To the veil of whose brow our lamps are dim. Like eyes I love, and almost as blue,

B. Tomorrow will wither, and fade, and die,

And waken no sigh of sympathy.

That aged beech-where I carved a name FAREWELL TO CASTLES IN THE AIR.

Dearer to me than riches or fame

With its trunk, shall cumber the spot it shades,
Farewell, my Castles raised so high,
Farewell, ye bowers of beauty,

For strength must perish, as beauty fades.

And I, when a few short summers are o'er, From your enchantment I must fly,

Shall muse in these lonely scenes no more;-
To sober paths of duty.

Yet when I pass to eternity.
O many an hour could I employ,

May virtue my strength and beauty be-
These lovely bowers adorning,

My spirit rise to the blessed Giver,
Till every airy hall of joy
Should seem a star of morning.

And my body rest by the Silent River.

S. H.
But go, vain dreams, depart,
Though fondly loved; I feel it,
That, while you sooth the heart,
From better things you steal it.

When rose the storms of grief and care,

On life's uncertain billow,
I sought my Castles in the Air,

The following is the conclusion of Mr
And found a ready pillow;
Here joys to come were always shown,

Southey's late letter on Lord Byron.
The present griet dispelling,

“ It was because Lord Byron had brought For future woe is all unknown

a stigma upon English literature, that I acIn my aërial dwelling.

cused him; because he had perverted great The lesson thus was lost, For which the storm was given,

talents to the worst purposes; because he To show the tempest-tost

had set up for pander-general to the youth A refuge sure in Heaven,

of Great Britain, as long as bis writings

should endure; because he had committed Here Hope, though cheated o'er and o'er,

a high crime and misdemeanor agaiost soI thought would Iwell securest, And deemed, of all her various store,

ciety, by sending forth a work, in which Such gift the best and surest.

mockery was mingled with horrors, filth While Fancy strove, with magic glass, with impiety, prodigacy with sedition and To raise the scene ideal,

slander. For these offences, I came forward Stiil whispered Hope, though this may pass, to arraign him. The accusation was not The next will sure be real.

made darkly; it was not insinuated; it was Thus many a daring theme Was forming and undoing,

pot advanced under the cover of a review, And still some brighter dream

I attacked him openly in my own name, and Arose upon their ruin.

only not by his, because he had not then

publicly avowed the flagitious production, Thus, in the fields of wild romance,

by which he will be remembered for lasting I tarried for a season,

infamy. He replied in a manner altogether But still, at every change and chance, I heard the voice of Reason:

worthy of himself and his cause. ContenOh, at some holier, happier shrine, tion with a generous and honourable oppoDevote thy thoughts so ranging;

nent leads naturally to esteem, and probably Whose base is truth and love divine,

to friendship; but next to such an antagoThe fabric never changing. Thy hopes from youth to age,

nist, an enemy like Lord Byron is to be If thou wilt hither guide them,

desired; one who by his conduct in the conThough tempests rise and rage,

test, divests himself of every claim to reSecurely may abide them."

spect; one whose baseness is such as to

sanctify the vindictive feeling it provokes; I raised my eyes from all beneath,

and upon whom the act of taking vengeance And Hope stood in the portal, She held an amaranthine wreath,

is that of administering justice. I answered And promised life immortal.

him as he deserved to be answered, and the I felt the scene before my view

effect which that answer produced upon his Was more then idle seeming,

lordship, bas been described by his faithful And wish and strive to bid adieu

chronicler, Captain Medwin. This is the To all my days of dreaming. Then go, vain dreains, depart,

real history of what the purveyors of scanThough fondly loved; I feel it,

dal for the public, are pleased sometimes That, while you soothe the heart,

to announce in their advertisements, as From better things you steal it.

• Byron's Controversy with Southey.' Wbat A. C. H.

there was dark or devilish in it belongs to

his lordship; and had I been compelled to SUMMER MUSINGS.

resume it during his life, he, who played When a languor soft the sense invades,

the monster in literature, and aimed his I stroll alone to the woodland glades,

blows at women, should have been treated And linger in coverts cool and green,

accordingly. “The republican trio,' says Beneath the poplars' beautiful screen.

Lord Byron, 'when they began to publish Then I watch the wavelet that hastens by in common, were to bave had a community To the sea, as time to eternity ;

of all things, like the ancient Britons-to And I muse like Jaques, and moralise On themes that the silent scene supplies.

have lived in a state of nature, like savaI think, as the river glides away

ges-and peopled some island of the blest, Though banks of wild flowers woo its stay, with children in common, like


When the radiant morn of creation broke,
And the world in the smile of God awoke,
And the empty realms of darkness and death
Were moved through their depths by his mighty

And orbs of beauty, and spheres of flame,
From the void abyss, by myriads canie,
In the joy of youth, as they darted away,
Through the widening wastes of space to play,
Their silver voices in chorus rung,
And this was the song the bright ones sung.
Away, away, through the wide, wide sky,
The fair blue fields that before us lie :
Each sun with the worlds that round us roll,
Each planet poised on her turning pole,
With her isles of green, and her clouds of white,
And her waters that lie like fluid light.
For the source of glory uncovers his face,
And the brightness o'erflows unbounded space;
And we drink, as we go, the luminous tides
In our ruddy air and our blooming sides;
Lo, yonder the living splendors play!
Away, on our jayous path away!
Look, look, through our glittering ranks afar,
In the infinite azure, star after star,
How they brighten and bloom as they swiftly pass!
How the verdure runs o'er each rolling mass!
And the path of the gentle winds is seen,
Where the small waves dance, and the young

woods lean.


And see, where the brighter day-beams pour,
How the rainbows hang in the supny shower;
And the morn and the eve, with their pomp of hues,
Shift o'er the bright planets and shed their dews;
And 'twixt them both, o'er the teeming ground,
With her shadowy cone, the night goes round.
Away, away in our blossoming bowers,
In the soft air wrapping these spheres of ours,
In the seas and fountains that shine with morn,
See, love is brooding, and life is born,
And breathing myriads are breaking from night,
To rejoice, like us, in motion and light.
Glide on in your beauty, ye youthful spheres!
To weave the dance that measures the years.



very pretty Arcadian nation!' I may be domes; the magnificent Wladimir, the luxu- | John Quin; seven hanks of yarn, the propexcused for wishing that Lord Byron had rious Bojars, the valiant beroes, and the erty of the widow Scott; and one petticoat published this himself; but though he is re- bards of those times. The subject of the and one apron, the property of the widow sponsible for the atrocions falsehood, he is poem, in six cantos, is the carrying off of Gallagher, seized under and by virtue of a not for its posthumous publication. I shall the princess Ljudmilla by the magician levying warrant, for tithe due to the Res. only observe, therefore, that the slander is Tschernomor, and her deliverance to her John Usher. Dated this 12th day of May, as worthy of his lordship as the scheme it- husband Russlau, a valiant knight. The 1824." self would have been. Nor would I have plan is adınirable, the execution masterly, condescended to notice it even thus, were and, notwithstanding the numerous charac

CONTINUATION OF LAPLACE'S MECANIQUE it not to show how little this calumniator ters introduced, and the episodes and events knew concerning the objects of his uneasy which cross each other, the narrative is and restless hatred. Mr Wordsworth and I rapid, the characters well drawn, the de

Those who have read the Mécanique were strangers to each other, even by name, scriptions animated, and the language ex- Céleste, are aware, that upwards of twenwhen he represents us as engaged in a sa- cellent. Russly was soon succeeded by ty years ago M. Laplace promised to tertanic confederacy, and we never published“ Kaw Koskoi Pleonik,” a smalier, though minate this great work by an exposé of the any thing in common.

not less excellent, poemn; which describes labours of geometers on the system of the Here I dismiss the subject. It might have the rude manners of the banditti of Cauca- world, and by assigning to each the share been thought that Lord Byron had attain- sus, their mode of life, and the peculiarity which be had contributed towards elucidated the last degree of disgrace, when his of the country and its inhabitants, in the ing its wonderful mechanism. The faithhead was set up for a sign at one of those most lively colours. This poem is gener- ful execution of this task would have im. preparatory schools for the brothel and ally known to the German public, through posed on the illustrious author of the Méthe gallows, where obscenity, sedition, and a masterly translation by M. Wulfert, canique Céleste, the necessity of making blasphemy are retailed in drams for the vul- which is inferior to the original only in very ample acknowledgments to Lagrange, gar. There remained one further shame, the inimitable melody of the Russian lan- and it would almost appear that some rethere remained this exposure of his private guage.

pugnance arising out of this conviction bad conversations, which bas compelled his lord- Puschkin's new poem,“ The Fountain of retarded the completion of this part of bis ship's friends, in their own defence, to com- Baktschissarai,” is in many respects superior labours. The name of Laplace occurs only pare his oral declarations with his written to bis former productions. The subject is once in the second edition of the Mécanique words, and thereby demonstrate that he was very simple : Ghiraj, Khan of the Crimea, Analytique, a circumstance which seems as regardless of truth as he was incapable in one of his predatory excursions, takes to intimate, that Lagrange had felt some of sustaining those feelings suited to his prisoner a Polish princess, Maria. She is displeasure at the unacknowledged approbirth, station, and high endowments, which in his harem; the charms of the beautiful priation of his investigations and discovesometimes came across his better mind. christian make a deep impression upon the ries. M Laplace is, bowever, at length ROBERT SOUTHEY." heart of the rude monarch. He forsakes slowly redeeming his pledge in the fifth

his former favourite, Sarema, a passionate volume of his work, which is in a course of

Georgian; she knows indeed that Maria publication. The thirteenth Book, which The young poet Puschkin, has completed persists in rejecting his love, but, tormented has recently appeared, treats on one of the a new production, which, though of no great by jealousy, she murders her innocent rival. most difficult problems in physical astronoextent, surpasses, in the unanimous opinion Ghiraj, inconsolable, sentences the Georgian my, that of the oscillations of the fluids of the critics, all his former productions. to death; and dedicates to the memory of which cover the planets. The first chapter The title is, “The Fountain of Baktschis. Maria, in a solitary part of his garden, a contains a rapid sketch of the principal sarai ;” and Mr Ponamarew, a bookseller fountain, the cold drops of which, falling, views and discoveries of geometers, on the of Moscow, has given him three thousand even to this day, into the marble bason, re- theory of the tides, from Newton to Laroubles for the copy-right. The poem con- mind feeling hearts of Maria's innocence place. No branch of the history of science tains about six hundred lines, so that five and Ghiräj's grief, and the young girls in presents more interest, than this view of roubles per line have been paid for it, a the neighbourhood still call it the fountain the progress of mathematical analysis in thing quite unheard of in Russia. Puschkin of lears !

one of the greatest questions of natural is a literary phenomenon, endowed by na

philosophy. It is the peculiar privilege of lure with all the qualifications of an excel

the inventors of the principal theories to lent poet; he has begun his career in a It appears, by a late census of the popu- show their origin, their difficulties, and manner in which many would be happy to lation of Ireland, that the number of males their most important features. The anconclude. In his thirteenth year, when he is 3,341,926-of females 3,459,901. Those cient geometry has transmitted to us nothwas still a pupil in the Lyceum at Zarskoe- employed in agriculture are 1,138,069,– ing more exact and beautiful than the few Selo, he composed his first distinguished in trades, manufactures, or handicraft, words by which Archimedes has prefaced poem, “ Wospominanie O Zarskom Selo,” (1,170,044. Dublin is supposed to contain

his works. Remembrances of Zarskoe-Selo; this piece 227,335. The state of the whole country was, perhaps, too loudly and generally ad- is represented as very precarious. There mired; the boy aimed henceforward only at are now public theological disputations, in the Muses' wreath, and neglected the more which the zeal on each side is quite equal the month of December, in Great Britain

The number of works published, during serious studies which are essential to the to the christianity displayed. No doubt, if

was sixty-three. The number of distinct poet. However, up to this time, when he each party could for a season enjoy the is about twenty-five years of age, he has pure, unmixed ascendancy of the primitive

volumes, eighty-one. composed, besides a number of charmning times, neither would want a fine crop of little pieces, which have been received with martyrs. The following document is an great approbation by the literary journals, amusing instance of real distress; and in- A late visitor at St Helena, says, that the three more considerable poems, which are dicates pretty well the degree of probabili- house inhabited by Napoleon in that islanu real ornaments of the Russian Parnassus ; ty which exists for an amelioration in the is now converted into a barn, and that there and what is a particular merit in these days state of feeling upon the subject of re- is actually a threshing machine in the cbar of translation, they are quite original. ligion.

ber in which he breathed his last ! Surci The first of them is “Russlau and Ljud- “To be sold by public cant, in the town this residence, so much vaunted by Low milla,” which carries us back into the an- of Ballymore, on Saturday, the 16th instant, and Co., could not have been very valuabl: .cient days of chivalry and fable in Russia, one cow, the property of James Scully; one if it is thus considered fit only for such *var and places before us Kiow, with its gilded new bed-sheet and one gown, the property of uses." What a tell-tale time is !






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BY CUMMINGS, Hilliard, & Co., and for lowing account of some specimens of the POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM sale at their Bookstore, No. 1, Cornhill, ingenuity and industry of the beaver, wbich WORDSWORTH.

, with are in the possession of the editor. “ Roswell King, jr. Esq. has politely sent

Just published, the Poetical Works of Plates, for the use of Schools and Acadees a few specimens of the beaver's ingenuity, William Wordsworth, complete in four mies, with questions. By John H. Wilvoluines.

kins, A. M. Third Edition. perseverance, and wonderful powers of architecture. These specimens consist in sev.

This edition is beautifully and correctly erai logs of hard wood, cut by the beaver printed, and afforded at less than half the

Dear Sir, for the construction of a house one of these price of the London copy.

I have examined your treatise on as= logs measures two feet in length, girts six- Extract from the North American Review. tronomy, and I think that subject is better

teen inches, and weighs fourteen pounds ; “The great distinction and glory of explained, and that more matter is contained this was one of the side logs of the house; Wordsworth's Poetry is the intimate con in this, than any other book of the kind, another of the same girt, is half the length verse which it holds with nature. He sees with which I am acquainted ; I therefore of the former, and was one of the end logs her face to face; he is her friend, her con- cheerfully recommend it to the patronage of the building; the others are smaller, and fidential counsellor, her high priest; and of the public. With respect, sir, your obe were used as rafters. It is evident from the he comes from ber innost temple to reveal dient servant, marks at the ends of them, that they have all to us her mysteries, and unravel those se

WARREN COLBURN. been cut through with the teeth; and cut cret influences which he had always felt,

E. in a manner so as to lock, when laid upon but hardly understood. It is not merely Boston, 14 June, 1822.
E each other, the same as logs formed by bu- that he admires her beauties with enthusi-

man industry for the construction of log- asm, and describes them with the nicest Wilkins' Elements of Astronomy, by houses, so often met with in this state. But accuracy, but he gives them voice, lan- presenting in a concise, but perspicuous and where these animals found strength, or how guage, passion, power, sympathy; he causes familiar manner, the descriptive and physi

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being two stories high, each story being bards before him ; but never so thoroughly student all that is most valuable and inter- eighteen inches, must have cost no little la. as by him ; they lifted up corners of the esting to the youthful mind in this sublime : bour to the architects in placing these heavy veil, and he has drawn it aside; he has department of human knowledge. logs one upon the other. The logs may be established new relationships, and detected

WALTER R. JOHNSON, seen at this office.” hitherto unexplored affinities, and made the

Principal of the Academy, Germantown. connexion still closer than ever between Germantown, (Penn.) 5th June, 1823. PERKINS' STEAM ENGINE.

this goodly universe and the heart of man. The New York Daily Advertiser contains Every person of susceptibility has been Having examined the work above dea short description of a steam-boat, con- affected with more or less distinctness, by scribed, I unite in opinion with Walter R. structed by Mr Perkins, to exhibit the the various forms of natural beauty, and the Johnson concerning its merits. powers of his engine. This description associations and remembrances connected

ROBERTS VAUX. was furnished by a gentleman, lately ar- with them by the progress of a storm, the Philadelphia, 6th Mo. 11, 1823. & rived from England, who was a witness of expanse of ocean, the gladness of a sunny the first experiment early in November last. field,

Messrs Cummings, Hilliard, & Co. Its form is long and narrow, to accommo

The silence that is in the starry sky,

Having been partially engaged in giving date it to the Regent's Canal, where it is

The sleep that is among the lonely hills.

instruction to youth, for the last fifteen kept and frequently worked for exhibition.

Wordsworth has taught these sentiments years, it has been necessary for me to ex* It is seventy-one feet in length, seven feet and impuises a language, and has given amine all the treatises on education which : in breadth, and carries twenty-two tons ; it them a law and a rule. Our intercourse came within my reach. Among other trea.

has an iron paddle at the stern, seven feet with nature becomes permanent; we ac- tises examined, there have been several on in diameter, with wings eighteen inches quire a habit of transferring buman feel astronomy. Of these, the “ Elements of Asbroad at the ends; the generator contains ings to the growth of earth, the elements, tronomy, by John H. Wilkins, A. M.,” re

three gallons of water, and the furnace half the lights of heaven, and a capacity of re-cently published by you, is, in my opinion, : a bushel of coal; the heat is usually raised ceiving rich modifications and improve decidedly the best. I have accordingly in

in fifteen minutes; the piston has thirteen ments of those feelings in return. We are troduced it into my Seminary, and find it inches stroke, and the whole engine occu- convinced that there is more mind, more well calculated to answer its intended purpies only one-fifth of the space of one of Watt soul about us, wherever we look, and wher- pose, by plain illustrations to lead young and Bolton's, and weighs only one-fifth as

ever we move; and there is—for we have persons to a knowledge of that most interestmuch. With the temperature raised to only imparted both to the material world; there ing science. J. L. BLAKE, one half the proper number of atmospheres, is no longer any dullness or death in our

Principal of Lit. Sem. for Young Ladies. it moved at the rate of six miles an hour.

habitation; but a sweet music, and an in- Boston, Jan. 5, 1825.
telligent voice, are forever speaking to our

secret ear, and the beauty of all visible All publishers of books throughout the things becomes their joy, and we partake ENGLISH TEACHER AND EXERUnited States, are very earnestly requested in it , and gather from the confiding grati

CISES. to forward to us, regularly and seasonably, tude of surrounding objects, fresh cause of Cummings, HilliARD, & Co. No. 134 Washthe names of all works of every kind, pre praise to the Makor of them all.”

ington street (No. 1 Cornhill], have for paring for publication, in the press, or re. For sale by Cummings, Hilliard, & Co. sale, new editions of these neat and valuacently published. As they will be inserted Boston; Williain Hilliard, Cambridge; ble School Books. in the Gazette, it is particularly desired Gray, Childs, & Co. and J. W. Foster, that the exact titles be stated at length. Portsmouth ; B. Perkins, Hanover; W. Rules, Notes, and important Observations

The English Teacher contains all the *** The proprietors of Newspapers, for Hyde, Portland; Bliss & White, and Car- in Murray's large Grammar, which are inwhich this Gazette is exchanged, and of vill, New York; A. Small, and Cary & troduced in their proper places

, and united which the price is less than that of the Lea, Philadelphia ; E. Mickle, Baltimore ;) with the Exercises and Key in perpendicu» Gazette, are expected to pay the differ- Pishey Thompson, Washington; and s. lar collateral columns, which show intuiC. H. & Co. Babcock & Co., Charleston, S. C.

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through all the exercises in Orthography, adapted to produce a radical improvement Murray's Exercises; a new and improvSyntax, Punctuation, and Rhetorical con- in this very important department of Eng-ed stereotype edition, in which references struction.

lish education. With these aids, individu- are made, in the Promiscuous Exercises, to The Exercises form a neat 18mo volume als and pupils, with a little instruction in the particular rules to which they relate. of 252 pages, on good paper and neat type, parsing, may alone become not only profi- Also for sale, the School Books in generfor the particular use of pupils in schools; cients, but skilful and just critics, in one of al use. and being a counterpart to the Teacher, the most copious and difficult of all lan- *** In issuing the above works, it has corresponds to it in design and execution. Iguages, our own.

been the object of the pubiishers to elevate The Key is left out of this volume for the Feb. 1.

the style of School Books in typographical purpose of giving the scholar an opportuni

execution; and they cherish the expectaty of exercising his judgment upon the ap- VALUABLE SCHOOL BOOKS,

tion that instructers and school committees plication of the rules, without a too ready

will, on examination, be disposed to patronand frequent reference to the key.

PUBLISHED and for sale by Lincoln & ise them. The Promiscuous Exercises in each of EDMANDS, 59 Washington-street (53 Corn- Feb. 1. the four parts of False Grammar, in both hill.] volumes, have figures, or letters of the al- Walker's School Dictionary, printed on

JUST PUBLISHED, phabet, introduced, referring to the partic. a fine paper, on handsome stereotype plates. BY R. P. & C. Williams, 79 Washingular rule or principle by which nearly eve- The Elements of Arithmetic, by James ry individual correction is to be made. Robinson, jr.: an appropriate work for ton-street, Boston, Great care and vigilance have been exer- the first classes in schools.

A Letter from a Blacksmith to the Mincised to prevent defects of the press in The American Arithmetic, by James isters and Elders of the Church of Scotthese editions, as well as to correct the nu- Robinson, jr. ; intended as a Sequel to the land, in which the manner of Public Wormerous errors which have found their way Elements

. This work contains all the gen- ship in that Church is considered, its incon. into the various editions of these works eral rules which are necessary to adapt it veniences and defects pointed out, and now in circulation. There can be no haz- to schools in cities and in the country, em- methods for removing them humbly proard in saying, that there is no American bracing Commission, Discount, Duties, An. posed. edition, either of Murray's Exercises or nuities, Barter, Guaging, Mechanical Pow- Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine Key, so correct as the English Teacher, ers, &c. &c. Although the work is put at heart be hasty to utter any thing before God, for and the Boston “ Improved Stereotype Edi- a low price, it will be found to contain a let thy words be few. Eccl. v. 2.

God is in teaven, and thou upon earth : therefore tion of the English Exercises.” greater quantity of matter than most of

I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with! These very neat and handsome school the School Arithmetics in general use. the understanding also, 1 Cor. xiv. 15. manuals will perform much service, save The Child's Assistant in the Art of Read.

From a London edition. For sale as much time, and furnish teachers, private ing, containing a pleasing selection of easy above, and by the booksellers throughout learners, and schools with those facilities readings for young children. Price 14 cts. the United States. which will enable the attentive and indus. The Pronouncing Introduction, being This work is published on common patrious student to trace with precision, Murray's Introduction with accents, calcu

per, pleasure, and profit, the great variety of lated to lead to a correct pronunciation.

and sold at a cheap rate for distribu

tion; also on fine five dollar paper, to principles, which, like the muscles of the The Pronouncing English Reader, being bind, and match other elegant books. body, spread themselves through the Eng. Murray's Reader accented, divided into

Feb. 1. lish language.

paragraphs. Enriched with a Frontispiece, It is to be regretted that so few fully un- exhibiting Walker's illustration of the Inderstand the grammatical and accurate flections of the Voice. The work is printed

WELLS & LILLY, construction of their own language. There on a fine linen paper, and solicits the pub- HAVE in press, and will shortly publish, is a fasbion already too prevalent in our lic patronage.

A New Digest of Massachusetts Reports

. country, which has long obtained in Eng- Adams' Geography; a very much approv- By Lewis Bigelow, Counsellor at Law. The land, particularly among the superior class- ed work, which has passed through numer- work will embrace all the Reports now pubes of society, and which has by no means ous editions. With a correct Atlas. lished, and will be otherwise improved in been conducive to a general and extensive Temple's Arithmetic, with additions and several important particolars. cultivation of the English language. The improvements.

Printed on fine paper. subject of allusion is an extravagant predi- Eighth edition. lection for the study of foreign languages, The Pronouncing Testament, in which

THE Publishers of this Gazette furnish to the neglect of our own, a language all the proper names, and many other on liberal terms, every book and every which by us should be esteemed the most words, are divided and accented agreeably periodical work of any value which America useful and valuable of all.

This extrava- to Walker's Dictionary and Classical Key'; affords. They have regular correspondents, gance has been justly censured by Mr Wal -peculiarly suited to the use of Schools.

and make up orders on the tenth of every ker in the following remark. “We think,” Conversations on Natural Philosophy, month for England and France, and free says he, “ we show our breeding by a knowl- with Questions for examination, with addi- quently for Germany and Italy, and import edge of those tongues (the French and tional Notes and Illustrations, a Frontis- from thence to order, books, in quantities Italian), and an ignorance of our own." piece representing the Solar System, &c. or single copies, for a moderate commis. A knowledge of other languages is truly &c., being a greatly improved edition. By

sion. Their orders are served by gentle desirable, and the acquisition of them the Rev. J. L. Blake.

men well qualified to select the best edie ought, in a proper degree, to be encourag- Alger's Murray, being an Abridgement tions, and are purchased at the lowest caste ed by all friends of improvement; but it is of Murray's Grammar, in which large ad- prices. All new publications in any way devoutly to be wished, by every friend to ditions of Rules and Notes are inserted noticed in this Gazette, they have for sale, the interests of our country and of English from the larger work.

or can procure on quite as good terms as literature, that American youth would show The English Teacher, being Murray's those of their respective publisbers. a zeal, in this respect, exemplified by the Exercises and Key, placed in opposite col

CUMMINGS, HILLIARD, & Co. matrons of ancient Rome; and, like them, umns, with the addition of rules and obsersuffer not the study of foreign languages to vations from the Grammar;-an admi

CAMBRIDGE : prevent, but strictly to subserve the culti- rable private learner's guide to an accurate vation of their own.

knowledge of the English language, and PRINTED AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, It is confidently believed that the Eng. also an assistant to instructers.

By T. lish Teacher and Exercises are excellently | Alger, jr.


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