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Virtue must sure of Lethé drink,
Lie gently, earth, upon that breast
But soon a brighter object came;
Peace, such as holy angels know,
LITERARY INTELLIGENCE-FOR THE PORT FOLIO.
PROPOSALS have been issued, for publishing by subscription, the Poems and other Miscellaneous Writings of the late Robert Treat Paine, to be comprised in one octavo volume, containing five hundred pages. The work is to be printed with good type, and on fine veilum paper, at the price of two dollars and fifty cents in boards, and three dollars bound. The productions of this poet are characterised by bold and original flights of fancy, strong conception, and his versification is uncommonly harmo. nious. His faults are as characteristic as his beauties. They are the sallies of a mind prone to dare the utmost verge of propriety, and betray the masculine hardihood of genius. There is
in Mr. Payne, nothing of mediocres' His merits as a poet, abstracted from the motive that induces a publication of his works, the benefit of his amiable widow and orphans, will, it is hoped, secure the patronage of the public. 12 . .
OBITUARY-FOR THE PORT FOLIO.
WHILE contemplating the natural objects which surround us, the reflecting mind perceives great variety in their structure and uses--all formed by one hand-all designed for useful ends. The sturdy oak gradually acquires strength with age; deeply rooted in its parent earth, it stands firm amidst the howling of tempests, and retains its vitality during many winters."
Others are of a different class; they early bud, they blossom, they yield their fruit, replete with fragrance and virtue, nipped by the frost they wither and they die. .
If the contrast be admissible, such was SUSANNA Vaux, jun. who, on the eighth ultimo, in the morning of life, fell a victim to pulmonary consumption. Her delicate frame was the residence of a mind refined and vigorous-sweetness and energy were happily combined.
To a widowed mother, and an only brother, she was bound by the strongest ties of affection. While amidst her relatives and friends, her amiable disposition, her pleasing manners, combined with the strictest sense of propriety, secured their regard, and clothed her with peculiar dignity of character.
She was favoured to possess a portion of pure and undefiled religion-and, in obedience to the mandate of the immaculate Redeemer, she associated herself with others in discharging the pious duty of visiting the sick, feeding the hungry, and clothing the naked. .
But disease seized upon her frame: favoured with divine support, she received the dispensation with resignation.—With a serenity almost unparalleled, she marked the gradual sinking of her system; and in the whole course of her illness, the slightest murmur never was heard to escape her.
With a just sense of the awfulness of her situation, she entered the valley of the shadow of death, fearing no evil, and leaning as on the arm of her blessed Redeemer, she triumphantly passed into that state, where the conflicts of time are swallowed up in the joys of eternity.
TO READERS AND CORRESPONDENTS.
A COMMUNICATION on the subject of American gallantry, during our revolutionary war, and a varinty of other interesting articles, are necessarily postpopa or want of room. Our correspondents will, of course, upute this delay to no inattention on our part, but wholly lo the quantity of original communications with which we are now favoured, and which impose on us the duty of giving to each its regular insertion.