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Round Autumn's mouldering urn,
Loud mooms the chill and cheerless gale,
When nightfall shades the quiet vale,

And stars in beauty burn.

'Tis the year's eventide.
The wind, like one that sighs in pain
O'er joys that ne'er will bloom again,

Mourns on the far bill-side.

And yet my pensive eye
Rests on the faint blue mountain long,
And for the fairy-land of song,

That lies beyond, I sigh,

The moon unveils her brow;
In the mid-sky her urn glows bright,
And in her sad and mellowing light

The valley sleeps below.

Upon the hazel gray
The lyre of Autumn hangs unstrung,
And o'er its tremulous chords are flung

The fringes of decay.

I stand deep musing here,
Beneath the dark and motionless beech,
Whilst wandering winds of nightfall reach

My melancholy ear.

The air breathes chill and free;
A Spirit, in soft music calls
From Autumn's gray and moss-grown halls,

And round her withered tree.

light, and perhaps elicit from others some And wash away the blood-stain there.

Why should I guard, from wind and sun, fight, upon important facts. We have no

This cheek, whose virgin rose is fled, room to make an analysis of its contents;

It was for one-oh, only onebut would briefly present some considera

I kept its bloom, and he is dead. tions which they suggest to us. For General Hull's surrender of his forces and posts But they who slew him-unaware

Of coward murderers lurking nighto the British, he was tried and condemned

And left him to the fowls of air, to death as a coward; and he lives to tell

Are yet alive--and they must die. his story through the mercy of the Execu

They slew him--and my virgin years tive. Whether he has wholly justified his Are vowed to Greece and vengeance now; surrender without a battle, may be deter- And many an Othman dame, in tears,

Shall rue the Grecian maiden's vow. mined differently by different persons. We suppose that most readers will agree that

I touched the lute in better days, his conduct could be accounted for without

I led in dance the joyous band ;charging with cowardice or treachery, one Ah! they may move to mirthful lays to whom Washington entrusted important Whose hands can touch a lover's hand.

The march of hosts that haste to meet commands. He has sufficiently shown that

Seems gayer than the dance to me; much more than his due of punishment

The lute's sweet tones are not so sweet visited his share of the follies, improvidence,

As the fierce shout of victory. B. and misconduct, which characterized that astonishing campaign. We feel no kind of hostility to General Dearborn, and have no

[It is perhaps due to our readers, to inform them acquaintance with, and no personal feelings that the following pieces, and others with a similar towards General Hull; we know that we signature, are from a small manuscript volume of are unprejudiced, and believe all who are poetry written by the late Rev. Mr Eastburn, one so, will agree with us in thinking that some of the authors of “ Yamoyden.” As we have sething of a load lies upon General Dear- lelected many of these poems for our columns, it born, which he will do well to throw off as may be improper that we should express more dissoon as may be. General Hull lost all he tinctly our opinion of their merit. Had we not had ;-General Dearborn did nothing thought that they would gratify our readers, and achieved nothing-suffered nothing; and so

support the reputation of their author, we certainly far, perhaps, he had the best of it. But we

should not have availed ourselves of the kindness do not recollect that General Dearborn has of the gentleman by whose means we have obtainever explained the singular lapse of mem

ed them.-EDITOR.) ory during which he relieved himself from the peril of a British force, and left that

THE PROSPECT OF DEATH. force to go en masse upon General Hull

When sailing on this troubled sea who was likely to have enough to encoun

Of pain, and tears, and agony, ter without this addition, But when Hull

Though wildly roar the waves around, was tried, and Dearborn tried him, why With restless and repeated sound, was the affair of Washington forgotten? 'Tis sweet to think that on our eyes Whoever was guilty there, was answerable

A lovelier clime shall yet arise ;-

That we shall wake from sorrow's dream somewhere; and it would be rather difficult

Beside a pure and living stream. to persuade any one just now, that the loss of Detroit and of all Hull's posts, afforded Yet we must suffer, here below, more proof of cowardice or treachery than Unnumbered pangs of grief and wo; that misconduct-whatever be its true name

Nor must the trembling heart repine,

But all, unto its God resign; or nature-which lost Washington. Gen

In weakness and in pain made known, eral Hull has shown that there was other

His powerful mercy shall be shown, opposition arrayed against him than that Until the tight of faith is o'er, which arose from his military faults. But And earth shall yes the soul no more! they mistook their man. He was not a suf.

E ficient scape-goat ; he could not bear away all the disgrace and punishment due to the

military managers of that play-and par-
tieularly to them who conducted the flight The glittering heaven's refulgent glow,
of Bladensburgh.

And sparkling spheres of golden light,
Jehovah's work and glory show,

By burning day, or gentle night.

In silence :hrough the vast profound

They move their orbs of fire on high,
Nor speech, nor word, nor answering sound,

Is heard upon the tranquil sky:

Yet to the earth's remotest bar
I buckle to my slender side

Their burning glory, all is known;
The pistol and the scimetar,

Their living light has sparkled far,
And in my maiden flower and pride

And on the attentive silence shone.
Am come to share the tasks of war.
And yonder stands my fiery steed,

God 'mid their shining legions rears
That paws the ground and neighs to go,

A tent where burns the radiant sun;
My charger of the Arab breed,

As, like a bridegroom bright, appears
I took him from the routed foe.

The monarch, on his course begun;

From end to end of azure heaven
My mirror is the mountain spring,

He holds his gery path along,
At which I dress my ruffled bair;

The hoar and mantled Oak,
With moss and twisted ivy brown,
Bends in its lifeless beauty down

Where weeds the fountain choke.

That fountain's hollow voice
Echoes the sound of precious things;
Of early feeling's tuneful springs

Choked with our blighted joys.

Leaves, that the nig:it-wind bears
To earth's cold bosom with a sigh,
Are types of our inortality,

And of our fading years.

The tree that shades the plain, Wasting and hoar as time decays, Spring shall renew with cheerful days, But not my joys again.

H. W. L.




A gentleman, at Burkil, not far from Bâsle, in Switzerland, by the name of Ventain, invented some years ago a sort of musical barometer, called, in the German, wetter harfe, weather harp, or riesen harfe, giant harp, which possesses the singular property of indicating changes of the weather by musical tones. This gentleman was in the habit of amusing himself by shooting at a mark from his window, and that he might not be obliged to go after the mark at every shot, he fixed a piece of iron wire to it, so as to be able to draw it to him at pleas

He frequently remarked that this wire gave musical tones sounding exactly

To all his circling heat is given, My dimmed and dusty arms 1 bring,

His radiance flames the spheres among.



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an octave; and he found that an iron wire,

called Bahar Dibber, or the sea of Ghimbaextended in a direction parallel to the me- Mr Dupuis, in his work upon Ashantee, ba. The Dibber is very large, and in the ridian, gave this tone every time the wind lately published, says of the course of this season of rain the land on the opposite side, changed. A piece of brass wire gave no mysterious river, that he never heard of two although high, is not discernible. Beyond sound, nor did an iron wire extended east different opinions with regard to its termina. Jenny, the river, at the opposite outlet of and west. In consequence of these obser. tion. “Sonth or north of the great desert, in the lake, inclines to the north till it reachvations a musical barometer was construct. Wangara or Mauritania, the sentiments es Timbuctoo. From thence its track is ed. In the year 1787, Capt. Hans, of Bâsle, were the same, that the great flow of water easterly to Ghou, having then traversed made one in the following manner:-Thir, is easterly to the Egyptian Nile. Yet it the district of Fillany. From Ghou it enteen pieces of iron wire, each three bundred must be confessed that none of my instruct ters Marroa, passing through Corimen, and twenty feet long, were extended from ers had ever tracked its course beyond the Kaby, and Zamberina, as it inclines with a his summer-house to the outer court, cross- western limits of Bournou. It was an or- southerly fall to the Youry, and the lake ing a garden. They were placed about thodox opinion, that the Shady, as well as of Noufy. two inches apart; the largest were two the Koara, united its waters with innumeralines in diameter, the smallest only one, ble other large and small rivers (like the and the others about one and a half; they Amazon), which contributed to replenish were on the side of the house, and made its channel in the dry season, when it usual.

M. Marion has found, in the island of an angle of twenty or thirty degrees with ly tracks its course mildly; and in the sea. Manilla, a species of reptile of the family the horizon; they were stretched and kept son of rain, when it runs in tempestuous of the Agamoides, which has the faculty of tight by wheels made for that purpose. eddies, sweeping off in its current whole changing colour, like the camelion. Its Every time the weather changes these wires islands of matted vegetation. The Mos- head is triangular, pretty large in propormake so much noise that it is impossible to lems of Kong and Manding commonly used tion to the body; the tail long and slender; continue concerts in the parlour, and the the term Wangara, as relating to Aslian- along the back, the crest or ridge is formsound resembles that of a tea-urn when tee, Dahomy, and Benin, east of the For- ed of soft scales, and under the throat is a boiling, sometimes that of a harmonicon, a mosa. of the Niger, well known to them goitre. The feet have tues, detached and distant bell, or an organ.

In the opin- by its Bambira name, Jolliba, they report- very unequal; the scales are mostly trianion of the celebrated chemist, Dobereiner. ed to this effect: that it has its source in a gular, imbricated, and especially those of as stated in the Bulletin Technologique, chain of mountains, which bears west and the tail. The iris is blackish, bordered with this is an electro-magnetical phenomenon. something north of the capital of Kong, a little white circle about the pupil. The

from whence it is distant eighteen journeys animal is very active, and feeds on insects.

According to this estimation, I conceive its When the author first came into possession The following newspapers are now pub- fountain may exist in about 11° 15' latitude of it, its colour, for twenty-four hours, was lished in Greece: At Missolonghi, the north, and 7° 10' longitude west of the a delicate green, whether held in the dark, Greek Chronicle (in Greek), and the Greek meridian of Greenwich. The intermediate or exposed to the sun,-whether kept moTelagraph (in several languages);—at Hy- space comprises a part of the district call- tionless or in a state of agitation: but next dra, The Friend of the Laws (in Greek);- ed Ganowa, inhabited by the Manding and morning, on removing it from the inside of at Athens, the Athens Free Press (in Falah [Foulah] tribes. The surface, for a bamboo, where it had been placed, its Greek);—at Psara, The Psara Newspaper the first five or six days, they relate, is in- colour throughout had changed to carine(in Greek). All the above, in consequence clining to hilly, yet it is by no means ab- lite; when exposed to the air, this colour of an arrangement made, may now be ob- rupt; and forests alternately abound, but gradually disappeared, and the animal retained in England by orders through the they are not so impervious as those of Ashan- sumed its green robe 'On this ground, cerEnglish Foreign Post Office.

After the first hundred miles, the tain brown lines were soon after visible : traveller commences ascending a cluster the animal was then replaced in the bamof lofty mountains, and this labour occupies boo, but on drawing it out, it had acquired

him six days. The mountains abound in a bluish green colour, and it was only in The New Monthly Magazine speaks in rivers and rapid torrents, which discharge the open air that the brownish tints rethe following terms of this work, which is themselves on the opposite sides into the turned; and at length, without any variaso deservedly high in favour with the Jolliba, and further to the westward they tion of form or position, the brown colour American public.

are so high and steep that no man can as- gave place to a uniform green, intermin“We are happy to find that the book- cend to their summits, which are barren, gled, however, with some brownish streaks. stores of America are beginning to furnish bleak, and oftentimes covered with snow.

When laid on green or red substances, no us with some good novels, in return for the They are inhabited about half way up by grain of colour was observed. numerous cargoes with which Paternoster- ferocious tribes of cannibals. The source row has supplied the transatlantic market of the river lies about two days' distance Mr Brown and Mr Cooper are well and up the mountains, and is distant from Con

All publishers of books throughout the deservedly known to the English public, and nassy thirty-eight journeys, or about five United States, are very earnestly requested we anticipate an equal reputation for the hundred British miles, horizontal. The author of the present volumes. The story river in the neighbourhood, at the head of

to forward to us, regularly and seasonably, of Redwood possesses little of the powerful the mountains, is a small rapid stream full the names of all works of every kind, prewriting and well-imagined situations which of cataracts, which foam over a bed of paring for publication, in the press, or characterize the novels of the former writ- rocky ground, where it would not be possi- recently published. As they will be iner, and nothing of the historical interest ble to float a canoe. It flows on to a conwhich gives so much

value to the works of siderable distance among the valleys and serted in the Gazette, it is particularly the latter. It much more nearly resembles broken ground, until it has cleared the desired that the exact titles be stated at the tales of Miss Edgeworth, in its pleas- mountains, which it leaves far to the south, length. ant, and, we believe, accurate delineation as it explores a channel on the plains of of domestic manners. Redwood is a reli- Melly. On the confines of Bambara, it

*** The proprietors of Newspapers, for gious novel, but there is nothing like big- is already a large river, occasioned by the which this Gazette is exchanged, and of otry or fanaticism in the opinions of the junction of many other rivers of almost which the price is less than that of the writer, who displays a spirit of very liberal equal magnitude, and whose sources are in and rational piety." We ought to add, these mountains. It passes Yamina, Sata. Gazette, are expected to pay the differthat the style of Redwood is good, and the na, and Sago, to Massina and Jenny; be- ence. story interesting.” yond which it spreads into a large lake,

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do pot avowedly secede from the English | second Eldorado, or an earthly paradise.

Church, nor dissent from its doctrines, but There were among them knaves, who,

assume, as a name of separation, the appel- doubtless, were accompanied by “the tools Body and Soul. First American from the lation of Evangelical preachers or professors

. that they do work with.” There were young third London Edition. Philadelphia. 1824. Of course, he is the conqueror in all argu- men and maidens; and the course of true 2 vols. 12mo.

ments, and bis opponents are always silenc. love was no whit more likely to run smooth This book is in some respects like the “Re- ed or convinced. By the literary skill ex- in New England, than in other parts of the collections of Jotham Anderson," of which hibited in this work, the author will hardly habitable world. In short, our forefathers we gave our readers an account in a former gain great fame. With a general want of were men subject to the same affections, number. It is essentially controversial, being power, there are many important defects and actuated by the same passions, which intended to make manifest the truth of the of style, which indicate that he is not a have influenced mankind from the beginning doctrines, and the excellent wisdom of the practical writer, and will find it very diffi- of the world, as they will continue to do ritual, of the Church of England, by a series cult to become eminent in this vocation. till time shall end; and they were placed of tales or dialogues. The author chose Still, he deserves the praise,—and no small in circumstances, which called forth these the singular title which the book bears, on praise it is -of keeping his temper, and not affections, and excited these passions, in an the ground, --as far as we can gather from altogether forgetting what candour and unusual degree. The picture of their time what he says of the matter,--that it is ne- honesty require, even while engaged in re- will be one of strong lights and deep shad. cessary to consult the tastes and demands of ligious controversy. If this book exhibits ows; and we have longed to see it attempt the body, if we would gain any influence no proof that he who wrote it is gifted in- ed by a pencil worthy of the subject. Nor over the soul. We presume so much of his tellectually as others are not, neither would do we despair that such an one will be production as is amusing or interesting, -or any reader feel disposed to charge him with found. We trust that the time will come, intended to be so,—is supposed to be ad. having a bad heart.

when the names of that day will be familiar dressed to the body; while all that is di

in our mouths, as those of Claverhouse, Burdactic, and meant for use, is more particu

ley, Rob Roy, or Rebecca; and that the larly adapted to the soul. Without stopping A Peep at the Pilgrims, in Sixteen Hundred charm of classic association will be added to inquire how far his distinction is accu- Thirty-Six. A Tale of Olden Times. By to the native beauties of the mountains and rate,-how far wit or patbos inay be said to

the Author of divers unfinished Manus- streams of our country; gratify the bodily taste,-we must remark,

cripts. Boston. 1824. 2 vols. 12mo.

“Fitz-James' horn Niagara's echoes wake, that he does not appear to us to be emi. The author of this work has entered upon And Katrine's lady skim o'er Erie's lake." nently successful in either department of a field, which we have long considered as With such expectations, it cannot be surhis labours. He has not made a very en- one that promised an abundant harvest to prising that we should be apt to regard evtertaining work; and can hardly hope to the enterprising and skilful adventurer. ery writer on this subject with a jealous carry many readers fairly through his two The high and resolved characters of the eye, as one who may possibly turn out an volumes, unless they are bound, as review- leaders among our pilgrim ancestors, the unlicensed intruder on our land of promise, ers, fairly to make an end of them; or are dangers which they defied, the sufferings nor that we should be disappointed by alpleased with the book for some excellence which they endured, and their various ad- most any thing that is written, and ready entirely independent of its literary merits. ventures, whether peaceful or warlike, with to handle with some severity of criticism As a didactic work, we think it can have their savage neighbours; their courage, what, in other circumstances, we might no effect whatever, excepting upon a cer-zeal, and piety, and even their weaknesses think deserving of nothing worse than the tain class of readers; we mean those who, and foibles, afford abundant materials for damnation of faint praise. already believing that the author is in the the novelist and poet. Other sources of We intend, however, to resist the temptright, are prepared to have their opinions interest are to be found in the habits, man- ation to be hypercritical in the present inconfirmed by the expression of similar opin- ners, and superstitions of the aborigines; stance, for two reasons, first, because it is ions, and by such arguments and illustra- and characters of less importance than do fault of the author, if he has not fulfilled tions,—if we may so call them-as are Massasoit, Sassacus, Philip of Mount Hope, expectations, of the existence of which he here used.

or his martial kinswoman, have figured with could not be aware, and would not have Dr Freeman, the bero of the story, is the effect on the pages of romance. It may be intentionally disappointed if he had been; Rector of a large parish in a large town in objected, that the habits of the first settlers and secondly, that there is much merit in England, and represents our author's beau were of too grave and stern a character, the book, of which, without further preamideal of a regular clergyman of the estab- and their lives a scene of hardships too un-ble, we proceed to give an analysis. lishment. He is sincere in his belief, and varied, to admit of that admixture of light Major Atherton, a gentleman, and a solfaithful in his obedience to all the requisi- and comic description, which is demanded dier in the service of his majesty Charles I., tions of his office. He performs all his du- by the taste of the novel-reader of the is induced to take a voyage to New Engties with zeal and wisdom, and enjoys inno- present age. But it is not so. The adven- land, by the favorable representations of a cent pleasures with moderation, and with turers were not all stern enthusiasts, nor friend, and the love of novelty and advenout remorse. He is, in one way or anoth- rigid sectaries. The leaders, it is true, ture natural to youth at any period, and er, successively engaged in circumstances were too often persecutors, as they had been which was particularly prevalent in many which are made to afford an opportunity for exiles, for conscience sake. But many of countries of Europe during the sixteenth showing what the author supposes to be the their followers sought the shores of New and seventeenth centuries. His attention character and consequences of a religious England from other motives. The res an- was attracted, on the evening of his arrival, belief differing from his own. The Doctor gusta domi, the desire of gain, the love of by the melodious sounds of a female voice, meets, and holds long conversations with Uni- novelty, or a truant disposition, impelled engaged in singing a devotional hymn; and tarians, Fatalists, and those sectaries who many to a land, which was described as al on the morrow, chance favors him at the

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