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smart and knowing, at the expense of the are heart-struck and broken-spirited, if nation which had produced this model of not hardened and enranged?" heroes, and even insult the faithful and
Not content with the proofs of the inunassuming bingrapher, who had been feriority, barbarity, wretchedness, and his companion in arms, had enjoyed his meanness of England, which are conintimate friendship, and shared with him tained in the body of the work, Mr. the labours and honours of his civil ad. Walsh has industriously added an appen. ministration. Whether they pursued so dix' of notes, where he descends into unworthy a course, and how far they im- more minute particulars, and, where proved the opportunity above-mentioned, every disgusting anecdote of oppression, to the very reverse of the proper ends, cruelty, and immorality, which disgraces may be ascertained from the following the columns of our newspapers, is set short extracts from the article under forth in due order. Thus we have a long consideration :
interesting note on cruelty, shewing that • Mr. Marshall must not promise him. the science of gouging is understood in self a reputation commensurate with the England as well as in America. We dimensions of his work."
have a quotation from the Courier of • Mr. Chief-Justice Marshall pre- Jan. 18, 1819, shewing how D. Donovan serves a most dignified and mortifying bit off the nose of M. Donovan; and has silence respecting every particular of J. J. Wakeman bit off part of the tongue Washington's private life, &c. Mr. M. of R. Cotton, in order to furnish a selmay be assured, that what passes with off, we suppose, to the Westminster him for dignity, will by his readers be prologue ! pronounced dulness and frigidity.
The critique on Barlow's Columbiad Then follow some more quotations draws forth the following angry expostu. that the king can do no harm : so, in Mr. lation : Walsh's opinion, an Ainerican can do no « The Life of Washington having harm; or, at least, he does less harm than failed to draw the Edinburgh wits from an Englishman, or the native of any the course to appearance so little in uniother country. Take the following as a son with their professions, which was specimen of his reasoning :
pursued with the Letters of Mr. Adams, “ In admitting the deformity and evil we cannot be surprised if the Columbiad of our negro slavery, we are far from ac- of Barlow wrought no better effect. It knowledging that any nation of Europe seerns to have been committed to the is entitled, upon a general comparison Momus of the fraternity for special divi. between our situation, as it is thus un- sion. Accordingly, the American epic luckily modified and known, with all ap. is introduced with refined humour, as pendages and ingredients, to assign to “the goodly firstling of the infant Muse herself the pre-eminence, in fecility, vir- of America;" and by way, no doubt, of tue, or wisdom. On the contrary, we manfully resisting ministerial imperti. know of none with which we would nence, and generously soothing the feel. make a general exchange of institutions; ings of the poet's countrymen for the
and we are assured there is none, sentence which it might be necessary to whose mode of being, on the whole, is pass upon his work, the reviewer immenot much more unfavourable than ours diately salutes them as follows : “These to the attainment of the great ends of so- federal republicans are very much such ciety. Who can say that the negro people, we suppose, as the modern slavery of these States, combined even traders of Liverpool, Manchester, or with every other spring of ill existing Glasgow. They have a little Latin whipamongst us, occasions proportionally as ped into them in their youth, and read much of suffering, immorality, and vile- Shakspeare, Pope, and Milton, as well ness, as the unequal distribution of as bad English novels, in their days of wealth, and the distinctions of rank, the courtship and leisure.” manufacturing system, the penal code, Such harmless wrangling as this might the taxes, the tythes, the poor-rates, the serve very well to grace a contest beimpressment, in England? Are there tween two rival authors, but, to intronot as many of her inhabitants as the duce it in an appeal between two great whole number of our blacks, as effectu- nations, and to insist upon it as furnishally disfranchised, as entirely uninstructing any ground of dispute, shews that ed, in the last state of penury and dise the author's zeal far outsteps his judge tress, whose physical condition univer- ment. The Edinburgh Reviewers, too, sally is hardly better than that of the have called Dr. Dwight, Timothy! most lowly plantation-slave, and who The latter para of the book is filled
with an elaborate palliation and defence the same objections to the work would of the system of domestic slavery, as it at exist. No possible good can arise from present exists in America, proving it to it, while it revives and gives strength to be one of the most mild, kind, and com- aniinosities which, in a few years, must fortable states of servitude which slaves bave been forgotten. It seems written ever enjoyed; and she wing at the saine to cause irritation, not repentance,-19 time that every Englishman's inouth is defy, not to amend. With every senclosed from mentioning the suhject, be- sible person, it will fail in producing any cause his country formerly coinmitted such sentiment. It seems, that the premost atrocious inroads on the liberty of sent volume only contains the first part
This is by far the most reprehen. of this gentleman's labours in the cause sible part of the work, and plainly shews of his country. To what depth of degrathe principle on which it is written,- darion the character of England may be a principle not unknown to our law when sunk in part the second, it is impossible applied to the conduct of the sovereign, 10 say. But of this we may be assured, equally important and edifying; all which that, though such angry recriminations our author combats and refutes in the may find favour in the eyes of the malecleurest manner, plainly proving that volent, or of those false patriots who works of much larger dimensions have imagine that the character of their counbeen published in England.
try can be propped by arguments like Bui, even had Mr. Walsh proved all he these, we may be assured that, in the attempts to prove, had he set the injus- minds of discerning ren, they will not rice of England towards America in the weigh a feather in the scale of calin and most convincing light, which his intem- correct judgment. perance tas effcctually prevented, still
ODE TO FAME.
Mortals feel but to obey ;
See where yon desolated plain
Their leaves, the earliest of the year,
Lord Byron. HAST thou not gaz'd, nor with enraptur'd
Now, swell the song of glory high,
Now, when the shades of evening rise,
But stop, my Muse, nor dare presume
Fast as the beams of morn dissolve the shades, Had you, when in that sweet alcove,
How often we have been together,
When all you said was 'bout the weather ;
Whether, when Louis quits the stage, And ah ! as fleeting too, young Ellinor,
Poor Boney might escape his cage ; Thus did'st thou shine, thus charm, then dis
Or some such stuff as this or that,
You ever would be aiming at.
Ask me to be your loving wife?
Did you e'er talk of nupiial bliss,
Or offer me a playsome kiss ?
If in love-verses now you dose me,
Mean you to compliment my eyes,
“Beaming like lightning from the skies ?" The shadowy king bears in his gloomy train When did they e'er such anger dart? A thousand herald ministers of pain;
Js't thus you try to gain my heart ?
In nature, if you search her through,
You'll find the male begins to woo; And deck it in the livery of decay:
Ardently pressing to attain,
He seldom fails his suit to gain,
The patient lady must be mute,
And let concealment's pallid cheek, Tear their last stay, they fall, as falls the
Prove what her virtue dare not speak, trunk-hewn oak, That but on one supporting fibre hangs,
And now, Sir Charles, I've told you why, Quivering like Nature in her final pangs.
When you are near, I quickly fly;
And caution maidens, when men dally,
Are off and on, and shilly shally,
Don't hesitate, but-Quickly Fly.
MARY. Their form, and mar the roses on thy face, Whose white and red, with intermingling dies,
THE LINNET. Bloom'd to the last,-life sparkled in thine
A Translated Fable. eyes; And, like a silvery star that sets at night,
A LINNET once, by fickle taste misled, With beams unfaded by the morning light,
An impulse felt (how usual to her sex !) Thy beauty's unshorn brightness shot a ray
To seek adventures, and her nest to spread, Of dazzling lustre as it pass'd away.
In lofty state, where care should ne'er
perplex. As winding steals the silent treacherous tide,
The young coquette, thus enter'd on the world, In secret course beneath its verdant side,
Its pleasures to enjoy, disdain'd control; Gives the green bank Spring's richest vest to
Her fancy every bliss of life unfurl'd, wear,
And liberty, fair liberty, possess'd her soul, But saps the fabric that it paints so fair ;
Not far, a spreading lofty oak, Till eyery fibre, loosen'd from below,
Plac'd on the summit of a hill, It falls, o'erwhelm'd by its insidious foe;
Allur'd her sight, engag'd her will, Thus, nor with throbbing pang, nor dimming
And, inexperienc'd, thus she spoke : eye,
"Remote from noise and folly's giddy scene, Nor sinking pulse, to mark the murderer nigh, In splendid ease, I there shall live a queen. Destruction came, array'd in life's best bloom, Thea with her little prize, cull’d from the plain, And deck'd his victim while he seal'd her
She wing'd her devious way, doom;
And, with much time and pain, Whose charms look'd loveliest in their last
Those joys secures which well her cares repay. decay, Whose glance shone brightest at its setting ray;
The fatt'ring partial voice of self-applause
Had hitherto been listen'd to with glee : Then, with no pang, from those disruptur'd ties,
Bird-catchers, woodmen, and each luckless
cause, That tear the bleeding spirit e'er she flies; No terrors to convulse life's quivering breath,
That rudely might enforce humility;
Nor those destructive grains, alert and round, And cloud the billows of th' abyss beneath;
Into the tube from measure pour'd and Her pure immortal spirit took its flight, Soft as the tropic sunbeam sinks to night.
press’d, Those fatal shafts of Death's unerring wound
Not one of these disturb'd her tranquil QUICKLY FLY.
breast. In Answer to “ Fly not Yet."
Joyful and heedless of affronts or fear, I'd not have flown yon shady bower, Her voice was heard among th' entangled Where blooms the woodbine's shelter'd flower, leaves,
Trilling soft whispers to the passing breeze, Where shade and solitude combine,
And safety seem to boast :
For moss, for fern, for down, she rov'd,
What now befel ?
Lo! swarms of vermin, dust and heat,
Her tender griefs once more repeat,
And each delight repel.
“ Alas! (says she,) I sought that calm repose Charming and charmed, to her mate she gives
In this lone brake, which nothing should
At length a bush of middle stature's seen,
Whose spreading foliage promis'd safe retreat,
There to enjoy the verdant, placid scene,
She soon remov'd, and found her bliss
For us, if Heaven the bounteous gift intend, “ That fatal tree,-ah! why did I explore ! If happiness is plac'd within our reach,
Eagles and vultures well its height may suit, Let us this artless fable now attend,
Its hidden sense some valu'd truths may
'Tis not in courts that she delights to dwell, For me, alas ! by sad experience taught, Nor yet in Poverty's secluded cell;
To know the bliss to which I may attain, Of mortals, happiest is he
Who, rais'd above necessity,
Whom moderation always guides, 'Once more she smil'd, and thither fiew.
With whom philanthropy resides,
And whose firm breast each virtue well adorns. There without compass, rule, or line,
L. She built at little cost;
NEW PATENTS AND MECHANICAL INVENTIONS.
To Messrs. Israel GUNDRY, EDWARD superior importance to the one originally
Neave, and Josiah Neave, of Gil. contemplated.
To Mr. William Robinson, of Saffron
to all sorts of Doors and Door-jambs working of a piston in a barrel or cylin- and Hanging Stiles, for the purpose der, by wbich a mechanical first mover of preventing, when shut, the admisor power is produced, capable of driving sion of external Air into Rooms, wheels or other machinery. The appa- Apartments, or other Places.—March ratus adapted to this principle is termed 23, 1819. a gas-engine, and calculated to operate This invention is applicable to every on the most ponderous as well as on kind of door, for the purpose of stopthe most delicate machinery. Carbu- piog out cold currents of air from retted hydrogen, the gas obtained in the parlours, drawing-rooms, dining-rooms, distillation of coal, is peculiarly appli- halls, passages, bed-rooms, &c. &c. and cable to the objects of this invention, for stopping out sound, smoke, steam, from the large quantity manufactured, dust, foul air, and floating vapours, from and from its being, after suchapplication, without; so contrived as to admit, when equally eligible for its original purpose required, any quantity of air in an inof illumination. Extensive national be- stant by a simple movement with the nefits will probably result from this new thumb and finger: rooms having this inemployment of an agent so economical; vention will be more equally heated and which, without interfering with the throughout, with a saving of nearly half purposes for which gases are otherwise the fuel. produced, superadds a collateral advan- Many attempts (says the patentee,) tage that may eventually be found of have at various times been tried for ex
cluding thic cold air from our dwelling said inclined plane with trucks, wheels, rooms, but bitherto none have boen ef- or rollers, or it may slide with grease or fectual; sand-bags nailed upon the door, other unctuous substance, and the cardragging upon the floor, with unsigbtly riage can descend thereupon into ile listing and leathers all round the edges water, so that the vessel may be floated and top of the door, when done, barca over it; the vessel must be steadied on filthy mean appearance, spoils the door, the frame with blocks and shores, to stay and never answers the purpose intend- the vessel upon the carriage, and retain ed; the consequence is, that the owner it firmly in a vertical position; and then is under the necessity of being at a con- the carriage, thus bearing the vessel, is sislerable expense for what are called hauled up the inclined plane out of the green-baize doors. These, bowever well water by capstans or other power. ipade, disgrace cvery room wherever The inclined plane is formed of any thoy appear, and will no more prevent suitable substance, and laid with a grathe entrance of cold air than any other dual descent from the stocks down into door. A strong current of cold air rushing a sufficient depth of water; the slope is in at the crevices of the door jambs in a nearly the same as the slips commonly windy day, iuduces the owner to enlarge used for building and launching ships; and his fire with more fuel ; he then soon Mr. M. finds it of advantage, that a way finds that, when he sits by such a fire, shall be laid in it of wood, iron, or other he feels an unpleasant and a very dis. fit substance, beneath cach beam of agreeable cold chilling sensation at bis which the carriage consists. The said back, wbile, at the saine time, his face carriage is constructed in the following and body are scorched with heat; with manner: Onc or more large beams of tinithis sense of feeling, he frequently re- ber, iron, or other fit substance, is promoves his chaic, in hopes of evading it; vided to lay along the keel-way in the but, finding no relief, he orders a screen middle of the inclined plane; this may be of some kind to be placed at bis back, to called the main or keel-beam: it must protect him from the piercing current. be nearly as long as the keel of the
The new patent invention effectually largest vessel intended to be drawn up, guards against all weathers, whether dry for thic keel of the vessel is intended to or bumid ; and should either the door or lay upon this beam, and blocks may door-jamb shrink or swell, it will have no therefore be fixed upon the upper surface effect upon it whatever. Such is the na- of the beam to bear the keel, though this ture of this patent invention, that it will is not indispensably necessary; to the admit any quantity of air into the room underside of the kecl-bcam frames or when wanted, and the same may be in. bushes, of iron or other substance, are stantly stopped at pleasure, by raising or fixed, to receive trucks, whicels, or roldepressing with the thumb and finger a lers, which are disposed at such distances small plate of iron or brass fixed to the as under, that the beain will be suflia rabbel. With this invention applied to ciently borne up thereby from springing door-ways, nearly half the fuel may be or bending, or otherwisć the under-sido saved, the room much more equally of the keel-beam may slide on the inwarmed throughout, and the most ten- clined plane with any unctuous subder persons may safely sit near the door stance, the said trucks, wheels, or rollers without fear of catching cold or rheuma- ron; or the said keel-beam may slide
there will be no further occasion upon iron or other suitable substance, for screens or baize-doors. It will stop laid down the keel-way above-menout sound, smoke, aud dust, foul air and tioned. There are likewise two or more floating vapours, from without; and the other such beams to run with trucks, whole, when fixed, will be found to be &c. or to slide with any unctuous subextremely simple, and elegantly neat. stance on the inclined plane, or on the
above-mentioned ways; these beams To Mr. Thomas Morton, Ship-builder, Jay parallel to the keel-beam, and on
Leith ; for a Method for dragging each side of the same, where two or Ships out of the Water on Dry Land. more are used, and at a suitable distance March 23, 1819.
asunder. All these long parallel beams This method of drawing ships out of are united together by cross-pieces fixed the water on dry land, consists in the ap- athwart them, and attached to them in plication of a particular kind of carriage any convenient way. This frame or to the inclined plane, platform, road, or carriage is drawn up the inclined plane slip, up wbich the vessel is intended to by means of ropes or chains fastened to be drawn; which carriage runs upon the one or more of the beams, and hauled by