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138 pore, but they have not had time to do little consequence to ascertain what sect | temples, which operates as a sort of indimuch good. Such is an abstract statement has made most of them. Unitarians have rect sanction to their idolatry; and the low of the means used for the conversion of the had little opportunity to try their skill, state of religion and morals among Chris. natives to Christianity. We proceed to for it does not appear that there are more tians, are the other principal obstacles give Mr Adam's opinion of the result. than twenty in Calcutta, although Mr Adam mentioned by Mr Adam.
He believes that general information is supposes some more would acknowledge Of these, the last appears to us incomgradually spreading throughout Bengal, their faith, were it not that
parably the greatest. The natives will deand that it has been much promoted by
The Christian name has been rendered, by the rive their views of the practical influence Missionaries; but he does not suppose them missionary converts, synonymous, in the opinion of of Christianity much less from the Missionto have been successful, in any considera- their countrymen, with all that is ignorant, low, and aries, than from the ordinary character of ble degree, in diffusing a knowledge of deceitful; and that therefore, no respectable native the Christians with whom they associate,
will choose, by assuming the same religious appel- and under whose authority they are subChristianity.
Iation, to identify himself with a class of people so This is true, even admitting that the religious generally, and, as is affirmed, so justly despised. jected. And who are these? Are they the system of the Missionaries is the religious system
It will not escape the reader, that those teaches us to lay up treasures, not on the
genuine disciples of that religion which of the New Testament; but their success has been still less when we consider that these two systems secret converts whom Mr Adam seems to the earth, but in heaven, and to cultivate are so much opposed to each other. The doc- regard with considerable complacency, can- that charity which seeketh not her own? trines which they teach, with the exception of the not possess much of that apostolic and prim. Do they present themselves as soldiers incarnation of the Deity, which is an idea wery itive Christian character, or they would combating beneath the banners of thie known. When they are attended to, in so far as not thus be prevented from openly profess- Prince of Peace, conquering their own they agree with preconceived notions, they only ing a religion “every where spoken a passions, mindful of the rights of others, produce the conviction of a community of faith; in gainst.” Mr Adam, of course, believes that willing to serve rather than to domineer, so far as they are understood to disagree, they Unitarianism, with equal facilities, might humane, and forgiving injuries, more ready chiefly call forth expressions of contempt and be more easily propagated, and that its in- to suffer wrong than to do it, and satisfied ridicule ; and in so far as they are either upin: fluence would be more salutary, than any with subjecting first their own evils, and telligible or not understood, they excite only a feeling of blank and aimless wonderment.
As other form of religion ; but the work fur- then the evils of others? How absolutely far as I have been able to observe and judge, nishes no competent evidence of this ; in- the reverse of all this, is the reality! And high and low, rich and poor, learned and undeed, it exhibits little or no evidence ap- what more needs be said ? Why do we talk the peculiar evidences and doctrines of Christian- plicable to this question.
of a thousand other obstacles, which, if
The causes which have prevented, and removed, with this remaining, would leave ity, as well as the peculiar duties and expectations of Christians. An intelligent native will probably that continue to prevent the reception of the practical religion of Christians with be found to receive a few specific ideas respecting Christianity by the natives of India, are little or nothing to recommend it? Christianity from the preaching of the Missiona- supposed to be their regard for their reliries. The general impression left on his mind will, gion on account of its great antiquity; their of failure of such a nature, that it may be
To the question, “ Are any of the causes I believe, be, that it is a system friendly to polythe belief that they have been distinguished in the power of Unitarians to remove them,” ity as partial in his regards to his creatures, but
in above all other nations by a series of rev, Mr Adam states many objections to the culcating ta, purer and stricter morality than his elations ; their
ignorance of experimental plans hitherto pursued by Missionaries, and science, and of the value of moral evi
supposes that Unitarians would adopt more “ Idolatry is, though very slowly, falling dence, together with their confidence in
prudent measures. This is perfectly fair into desuetude, at least among the natives in the superiority of their own science and on his part; but we should suppose that Calcutta.” It is computed that it is rejected attainments; the great influence which their other denominations would be almost equalby about a tenth of the reading native popu- complicated, idolatrous, and demoralizing ly sensible of the importance of most of lation of that city; but we are not informed system has upon their minds, by “uniting these improvements which he suggests. To what portion of the whole population this itself with all the relations and duties of a render the translations correct; to have embraces; and it appears that not more than present life, and with all the hopes and the Missionaries good men, and well edutwo thirds of those who reject idolatry, em- fears of a future state;" and especially the cated ; to estimate the motives of converts brace Christianity. This must make the institution of the caste, the effects of which rightly; and to guard against hypocritical number very small, especially when we
professions, are very plain duties, and are, consider that the whole number in India of
It is not only recognised by the judicial code of as we trust, thought to be duties by all. native converts now in full communion with the Hindoos, but, unlike the test of Christian na. The question whether Unitarian doctrines Protestant Churches, “ does not exceed three tions, it is even upheld by their sacred books, and would be more salutary than those which hundred.” This is Mr Adam's estimate forms an essential part of their religious system. have been inculcated, our readers will from the most accurate information be Thus, while it, on some occasions, legalizes acts of could obtain from the reports of the various dinary operation is to give sanctity to the greatest the most palpable injustice and oppression, its or prefer answering for themselves.
We come now to the main question : Societies, and other authentic
sources. pride on the one hand, and the most abject debase- Can any aid be given by Unitarians to the cause Even these are represented as of a very ment on the other.. It separates man from man, of Christianity in India with a reasonable prospect low rank, of ordinary understanding, and places an insuperable barrier between them, and of success? If any can be given,-of what kind, generally of loose morals; and, on the pronounces an irrevocable prohibition of all the in what way,— by what means? whole, as little, if any, improved by becom- the very sinews, and spreads misery, disease, and
Mr Adam supposes that important aid ing Christians. It does not appear that death through the whole frame of Hindoo society. may be afforded, and with good prospect of they are generally converts from reflection It entails all the evils both of the social and of the ultimate success, by sending men and money. and inquiry, but' frequently from grossly savage state, without admitting the benefits of His opinion in relation to the prospects for selfish motives ; and as this is believed by stantly producing, it operates as a bar to every im
Besides the positive evils which it is con- Missionaries, is thus expressed : all their countrymen, their example can provement in the arts and sciences, in knowledge ation will permit me to do, I do not hesitate, in re
Judging as impartially as my character and situbave little good effect upon others. Mr and religion. A Hindoo who forsakes the super- ply to this query, to express my full conviction that Adam's opinion,-if he be a man,-cannot stitions in which he was educated, and professes Unitarian Missionaries, if properly qualified and but be influenced by his religious opinions; the religion of his conscience, subjects himself to adequately supported, may be of essential service but it cannot be denied, that the facts he its utmost rigours.
in diffusing the knowledge and influence of true states, which are such as to be of public no- Their acquaintance with the licentious religion in this country: Preaching is not the only toriety, do, in the main, support his esti- works in the Persian language; the imper- way in which such Missionaries may usefully emDates, and his assertions.
fect administration of justice; the imposi- ploy themselves; but those who do devote iheraHaving reduced the number and char- tion of a trifling tax by the government on find ample scope for all their energies. They may
Selớes to this important department of labour, will acter of the converts to this, it can be of the pilgrims to certain of their celebrated promote a free social intercourse with educated na
tives by giving and receiving visits, which they will previous opinions of a Persian, it affords a must ever fail. And where we find, com. know how to turn to some useful account, not by most important facility to his conversion. bined with the usurpation of secular power, dwelling, with irritating and repulsive frequency,
The same questions which were addressed a full display of the vices which result spirit of fanaticism. but by constantly exhibiting in to Mr Adam were also sent by Dr Ware from the root of all evil," who can wonword and deed the benign and liberal spirit of the to Rammohun Roy, whom most of our read- der if the doctrine of the Cross is promulgospel. They may preach in English, not only to Eu ers know to be a learned Hindoo, who has gated with little honor, and little success. ropeans, but also to those natives who have acquired renounced idolatry, and contends that it is Still, we have entire confidence that the a knowledge of that language, and who, idolaters, as not inculcated in the Vedas, who has a high publication of the Sacred Scriptures in the posed to attend, because they can much more easi respect for Christianity, but is not a Chris- native languages of other countries, will be ly understand, a Unitarian than a Trinitarian ser- tian; who encourages free inquiry, and af- attended ultimately by the happiest results. vice. They may bold public meetings in the fords some aid and encouragement to the If any thing be true, it is true that they native part of the city, in places respectably fur- exertions of Missionaries.
are the light which enlighteneth every man. nished, for the purpose of temperate and friendly Rammohun Roy's replies to the questions We believe that they now exert, directly discussion in the native language on every subject are short, and they agree, generally, with or indirectly, a very powerful influence in the establishment of Unitarian Hindoos in similar those of Mr Adam. As to the success every part of the world. The progress of places for similar purposes, than which nothing which has hitherto attended the labours the light of life is in many cases slow and will more conduce to the downfall of idolatry, and of Missionaries, he quotes the opinion of almost imperceptible; but the promise is which will at the same time afford a theatre for dis- the Abbé Dubois, which is rather more un- sure, that truth and righteousness will at passionately advancing the claims of Christianity favourable than Mr Adam's.
length triumph over error and corruption ; in the presence of those who are most likely to enbrace it. In short, various plans might be suggested,
The great question, whether any bene- and who can doubt that this most desirable in the execution of which Unitarian Missionaries fits have resulted from the translation of object will be promoted in every country, may very materially aid in preparing the way for the Scriptures into the languages of the by that sowing of the good seed, which is the general reception of the gospel. East, is answered as follows:
now done so widely and so thoroughly, by The establishment of “ Unitarian mis- To the best of my knowledge no benefit has hith the various Bible Societies in active operasionary schools for instructing the children into arisen from the translation of the Scriptures tion in most parts of Christendom, and by of natives in the rudiments
of a European into the languages of the East, nor can any advan- their kindred associations? Education, in the English language, in tion; they are not read much by those who are not Christian morality, mingling with it very Christians, except by a few whom the Missionaries little instruction relative to the doctrines represent as being “led away by Socinian princi
MISCELLANY. of Christianity,” is regarded as a most im- ples.” portant means for promoting the grand ob- We think we hardly undertand this rea
(We do assure our unknown correspondent, who ject. It appears that many of the more soning. Mr Adam would hardly argue fights so gallantly“ pro aris and focis,” that he has wealthy Hindoos would pay liberally for that no advantage results from these trans- obliged us by his information touching the fourthe instruction of their children in such lations, because they are read only by those ishing condition of Sicilian learning
Our conschools. Their principal object would be whom the Missionaries represent as led tributor, whom we begin to think imbued with no the English language, which is of high im- away by “ Socinian principles.” The trans- tincture of humane letters, will no doubt comfort portance to them for the purposes of busi- lations are represented, both by Rammohun thèque Italienne," whence he drew his informaness and social intercourse. Mr Adam Roy and Mr Adam, as very incorrect; but tion, was the best authority he could get—and may thinks that Missionaries should not make the latter does not venture to pronounce also be in a measure consoled for the exposure of particular instances of conversion, the di- that these are not better than none. It his ignorance by the hope that in this illiterate comours; but that much reliance may be plac- Received Text, than with Griesbach, but mortalized” his name by giving Cicero a chance to rect and specific object of their endeav- seems that they agree better with the munity, divers gentlemen are as ignorant as himed on the method he has pointed out for the are not very faithful translations. Mr be studied at the foot of Mount Etna. In sober gradual, but general diffusion of light. Adam has given many examples of their er- seriousness, we publish this communication, be
The part of India supposed to constitute rors; but it does not, on the whole, appear facts it asserts, and others may be amused with the the most promising field of labour, is Cal- that they are much more numerous, or more patriotic zeal of the writer. We beg leave to ascutta. Much is said of the prospects which flagrant, than in our common English ver
sure our readers, one and all, that if it be a quiz, Persia affords for Unitarian missionary ex- sion. No Christian doubts, that a version, we are not guilty of it; as it was actually sent to ertions. The circumstance which is thought with even many more imperfections than us for publication. When our friend finds out to give the greatest encouragement, is, that ours, would be better than none. The what the better part of valour is, he will hardly the Persians are firm believers in the Unity Abbé Dubois will not admit, that any ver- call Vitali, Tasso ; -we know but litle of the of God. This reminds us of a passage sion would do the Hindoos any good. We lieve this poem just as like Tasso's as Palermo is
believe the Abbé when he tells us that few like what Jerusalem was in the days of Saladin or
converts have been made, and that these Solomon.-ED.) The incarnation of the Deity, is an idea extremely familiar to the native mind, but idolaters, in-are not much improved by their conversion. stead of being conciliated and won over by a As we have already suggested, we can ac
To the Editor of the U.S. L. Gazette. doctrine so consonant with their own, are rather count for this from several causes,-princiflattered by the close resemblance which they sup- pally that the Christian name has been so pose can, in this respect, be traced between Chris- scandalously abused in India by its profess
“Υπέρ του Βωμού ίσχάρας μάρνασο. tianity and Hindooism, and are thus confirmed in their anceint superstitions. We also credit his testimony, that
· Pugna pro aris et socis.” the obstacles to the reception of Christian- The sixth number, volume first, of the He supposes this doctrine to form an in- ity are very great; that the scriptures are United States Literary Gazette, contains superable obstacle to the reception of Chris- grossly misunderstood, and that when un- an article entitled, “ Sicilian Literature.” tianity in Hindoostan. Now, Mr Adam derstood, the long established religion of This article contains many errors, which I seems to us a little inconsistent here; if be the country, the general corruption of mor- shall take the liberty to correct. be not, we suggest the singular phenomenon als, and the idolatry of the natives, meet “ It does not appear,” says the compiler of this difference between Hindoo minds the truth with dire and dreadful opposition. of the article, " that Literature is much and Persian, as an interesting and impor- But where has Christianity been establish-encouraged or cultivated by the Sicilians. tant subject for the attention of Missionaries. ed without overcoming similar, and perhaps In these two years (1821 and 1822), accordIf any thing be found in Christianity coinci- equal obstacles? The attempts which have ing to this account (contained in the Bibdent with the previous opinions of a Hindoo, been made to carry it to men's hearts by ciothèque Italienne) only about fifty-six it proves an obstacle to his conversion ; but authority and the arm of secular power, works were published.” I am very far if any thing be found coincident with the have hitherto failed, and such atiempts from perceiving that fifty-six new publica
tions in the years 1821 and 1822, when Sici- si ed esterische in Messina porirono dal secolo Literary Gazette, for having in this inly had scarcely emerged from the horrors XII sino al secolo XIX:" all of these works stance favoured her with his gracious apof revolution and civil war, should seem so have received the applause of both conti- probation. The “ Journal of Laws,” in few to the compiler of the article, for a nents, and with them a great number of oth- which are published the interpretations and country in which little pains are taken to er works and pamphlets daily published decisions of the Supreme Court of Justice publish every petty memorial, sermon, and in Sicily, not comprehended in the list of in Palermo, professes to interest none but report; particularly where novels, which the publications mentioned in the Biblio- lawyers: the “ Journal of Medicine,” in in this country constitute the chief employ- thèque Italienne, are included in the years which are published the observations on ment of the presses, are in very little re- 1821 and 1822. After these, we find the medical practice made in the grand hospiquest. I only regret that, from the mere “ Frammenti di Archestrato raccolti e vol- tal of Palermo, never was intended to in. annunciation of these works alone, or from garizzati dall'Abate Domenico Scina,” | terest any class but physicians. And if, the little said of them by the French edi- * Il Discorso intorno del Archimede da Si- par hasard, it should prove in fact interesttors, without any examination of their con- racusa," by the same, “ Le Poesie di s. ing to that class of individuals by whom tents, the writer has so hastily inferred that Scuderi," and many other works the titles only it is understood, -as is the case, and as “ literature is neither encouraged nor cul- of which we deem it unnecessary here to the writer seems to allow,-it appears to tivated in Sicily.” Far be it from me to recapitulate, because even the few we have happily accomplished its purpose. maintain that literature is as much encour- have contented ourselves with naming, “ There is no contest,” continues the above aged as it should be; thus justifying the when attentively perused and examined by writer, “in the career of the drama." He policy of its present government; which, the writer of the article, will evince to cannot have been acquainted with the pub anxious only to sustain its tottering despo- him, without any effort of his reason, the lication in Catania of the tragedy of « Ifitism, neglects and endeavours to delay, actual state of letters in Italy.
genia,” in 1819; of “ Datame," published nay, even to prevent the progress of letters “Sicilian literature,” pursues the com- in Palermo, in 1820, which we have menin any shape amongst its people; but I wish piler, “is equally poor in its journals.” tioned above, and of various other dramatonly to observe, that, in spite of all obsta- “There is a publication called the Iris," ic compositions; neither do we know of cles, owing to the genius and lively talents &c. How can the writer of the article on what two melo-dramas he speaks. They of the Sicilians, it is cultivated as it should " Sicilian literature” judge of the litera- certainly cannot be the tragedies of S. Scu. be. On account of the disturbances in ture of the journals of Sicily now, when, deri, which, besides these melo-dramas, san which Sicily was at that time involved, we through the exercise of the most complete the light in Palermo, part in the end of can form no idea of her literature from the despotism, the gazettes are compelled to 1822 and part in the beginning of 1823; years 1821 and 1822. Let us then direct limit themselves to sterile and indifferent which now occupy and interest all the our attention to Sicily at peace, and we articles, which, from the policy of despo- Italian literati, have given origin to the shall see her produce her Tasso in Vitali, tism, they are with difficulty suffered to work entitled “Le Due Biblioteche, Diaand give to Italian letters a new epic in the publish after they have undergone a rigor- loghi sulle Tragedie di S. Scuderi, Catania, “ Sicilia Liberata.” We shall see her pro- ous and inquisitorial scrutiny; in which 1823,” and, after the publication of the duce her Alfieris in Calvino and Malvica, every enlightening passage, every para- above named Tragedies, show that there and furnish the Italian stage with twonew graph that breathes liberty, is suppressed; really exists in Sicily some “contest in the models of tragic composition in “ Ifigenia in the least suspicion of which would produce career of the drama.” Aulide,” and in “Datame.” The poem of Cos- the immediate suspension of its publica- This is, as far as the limits of a journal tantini is one of the classics of the lan- tion, and the inevitable proscription or ex- permit us to show it, the state of Sicilian guage, which rivals the “ Divina Comme- ile of their editors ? « L’Ape,” (L'Abeille) literature. It redounds no little to the dia" of Dante. These, and many other a literary gazette, not only for Sicily, but honour of Sicily, that her inhabitants, in. literary productions were published be- for all Italy (where it was already received ventors of many arts and sciences, assidutween the years 1815 and 1820. But if we with the greatest approbation), conducted ous cultivators and masters of the liberal choose to go still farther back, without quit- by a society of men of talents, owes to arts, and of whose powers we have so ting the nineteenth century, with how this—to the suspension of its publication many incontrovertible proofs, show themmany classical productions shall we find and the proscription of some of its editors selves lovers of the fine arts : in which they that Sicily has enriched Italian literature! -its extinction. Read “Il Patriotto," a have formerly attained the rank of excelAmong the many that I might enumerate journal which came out in Palermo from lence. on this occasion, the translations of the the year 1810 to 1815, a period when Sicily Odes of Anacreon, and of the Idylls and enjoyed a constitutional government, and Epigrams of Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus, which reappeared in the time of her last
POETRY. of the Iliad of Homer, the Bucolics of Vir- adventures (1820); a journal from which il, and the Odes of Horace, in Italian extracts were often translated into the vaverse; and of the Orations of Cicero in rious other journals of Europe : and then prose, have immortalized and rendered il- pronounce on the literature of the Sicilian
Dost thou idly ask to hear lustrious thronghout civilized nations the journals. We have no notice of the
At what gentle seasons names of the Count Gaetani Della Torre, “ Iride" (Iris), but we constantly receive Nymphs relent, when lovers near the Marquis Natale di Monterosało, the the “ Cerere," one of the journals which
Press the tenderest reasons ? Marquis Drago, the Abate Monti (Michel- are now published periodically in Palermo,
Ah, they give their faith too oft
To the careless wooer; ang.), and of the Gubernatis; bright orna- in which there is not a number that does
Maidens' hearts are always soft, ments of Sicily, their country. not contain,-notwithstanding rigorous re
Would that men's were truer! Sicily is now engaged with a Biography striction,besides a quantity of foreign of her Ulustrious Men, with which charge and domestic intelligence, literary articles Woo the fair one, when around she has honoured the celebrated and learn- on the arts and sciences, inventions and
Early birds are singing; ed Abate Domenico Scina, a Sicilian ; who discoveries, commercial notices, and in
When, o'er all the fragrant ground,
Early herbs are springing: not long since published “ Le Memorie sul- fact, as far as the government permits, When the brookside, bank and grove, la vita, e filosofia d'Empedocle d'Agrigen- every thing that can render a journal in
All with blossoms laden, to." _n Corso di Lettere Greche del Pro- teresting to all classes of individuals.
Shine with beauty, breathe of love, fessore Crispi;" “ I Frammenti di Dicearco “ The Journal of Medicine,” continues
Woo the timid maiden. da Messina, raccolti ed illustrati dal Cav. Er- the writer,“ may be interesting to the class of
Woo her, when, with rosy blush rante;" “ La Lady of the Lake, del Sir Walter individuals for which it is intended.” Sicily Summer eve is sinking; Scott, tradotta in versi Toscani dal Signor In- cannot but owe thanks to the compiler of When, on rills that sotili gush, delicato;"> Le Memorie dei Pittori Messines the article inserted in the United States Stars are sotuy winking i
When, through boughs that knit the bower, Upon the ear, and ravishes the soul.
deliver a tragedy impromptu. The 'audiMoonlight gleams are stealing;
Then comes a pause--a universal pause! - ence were so earnest in insuring perfect
Swift from the saffron cloud descends the lark
fairness, that they would not entrust the | Awed by some secret power, felt though unseen,
choice of subjects even to a most respectaWoo her, when autumnal dyes Are hushed, and not a note prevails. 'Tis now,
ble committee of men eminent in literature Tinge the woody mountain;
While the bright Hours on languid wing float by, and art. The titles were read over to
In all her pride of power, the sovereign Fair them, and they rejected many, and left oth-
ers undisturbed, with that sort of capriciousLet the scene, that tells how fast
Yon argent fields, and with a look to fire
ness and irregularity which must ever pre-
vail in a numerous and mixed assembly.
They were, however, particularly careful
dy treated by celebrated authors. When, within the cheerful hall,
Through beds of flowery moss, I lay me down,
And pensive mark its lapse. How bright, and clear, urn, and one was drawn out by a lady in a .
And gentle it flows on the while below side-box, at the request of the pit. It Sweeps the landscape hoary,
Its rippling wave the pebble smoother grows, proved to have inscribed on it Charles I.
And sparkles with a brightness not its own.-- This was received with universal applause,
as no one for a moment supposed it possible
that M. Sgricci could be prepared for this THE TEMPLE OF THESEUS.* Dissolves, and leaves you empty as ye are.
apnouncement. The curtain rose and he Uncrumbled yet, the sacred fane uprears
Within this deep recess what wonders lie appeared in great emotion. He stated that
the personages of his drama would be
Charles I, king of England; Henrietta, his
Thou reign’st supreme ? To the gross ear of man
wife; Cromwell, absent and daily expected
to return from the army ; Ireton, a partisan Nor barbarous hand has plucked their beauties
Upon this glassy pool, scooped from the bank of Cromwell, a subordinate fanatic; Dougdown,
of the meandering stream, their forms attenuate ias, friend of the king, devoted to his master; Some baser monument of art to crown. I see.-Reckless of ill, some in soft peace
Eliza, an attendant of the Queen; the
President of the Parliament; and Ugo,
leader of the popular faction, with a chorus
of ladies of the Queen's suite, and a chorus And lofty conquests by Alcides won;-With hosts invisible that dwell on high,
of the people and the factious. This exThe splendid pile still claims the stranger's fear, Around, beneath-whose empire is a leaf
planation was much applauded, especially The passing pilgrim pauses to revere,
Whose halls and palaces, are bells of flowers,
when M. Sgricci said,
“ The King will be And fancy hears again the anthem loud And as resplendent too! Boast not then, man,
secretly Catholic.” He found serious diffiFrom kindling bards, that once arose on high - Imperial man, of thy superior rule,
culty in giving names to the inferior agents A tuneful chorus trembling on the sky.
Thy power, thy riches, and thy peopled realms which would suit the measure of his verse;
but, this impediment overcame, he composThe inner shrine no more protects the slave, July 1824.
ed without interruption for an hour and The holy walls no more th' opprest can save, The wretch no longer safety there can claim * An insect which, in the warm season, may of close attention. The audience appeared to
three quarters. He was listened to with And live secure in Theseus' hallowed name; ten be seen darting along the surface of still waters. Sunk are his glories in oblivion's tomb,
understand not only the general purport, His deeds obscured by centuries of gloom.
but particular passages of the play, and be(We would supply an omission in our last number, stowed frequent and animated applause. To holier uses rise those walls on high,
by stating, that “A Tradition of the Lake of
Como," was translated from the Italian of
From the Italian of Parini.
Lord Byron recently enjoyed about £7000 fane,
per annum, which now reverts to Lady And none to him prolong th' adoring strain;
Byron, and makes her a splendid fortune of
When in the Lion Phoebus burns,
My use and merit each discerns;
above £10,000 a year. His nearest relation E But, when the smiling season flies,
is a half sister, Mrs Leigh, who is the All coldly turn from me their eyes; mother of a large family; and to whom a
Torn and neglected then I lie. *The Temple of Theseus at Athens --one of the
very small portion of his property can fall.
Ah! ladies! whom resemble I? most beautiful and entire remains of ancient art,
His cousin, Capt. Anson Byron, of the roywas once a sanctuary for slaves, and men who
al navy, succeeds to the title, but with needed protection. It is now dedicated to St
ON THE SAME.
little or no property. His body is on its George, and is revered by the Athenians as much, Between us, fans, and you, poor lovers, way to a last home in his native land; and perhaps, as it ever was.
Resemblance strong our fate (liscovers; it is expected that the Poets' corner, in
Another statement is, that he had How lovely is the soft etherial Spring,
Now we're in favour, now we're out;
expressed a wish to be interred in a particWith all her train of infant Loves, and Hours,
Ever to strange caprice a prey,
ular spot in Harrow church yard. And genial Gales! And lovely too, the Nymph
As suits the fair, whom we obey. Resplendeni, ardent Summer! Forth she goes
RURAL SKETCHES BY MISS MITFORD. From the bright arms of beauteous Spring, and while
Miss Mitford, author of the Tragedy of The sun yet trembles in the east, and ere
Julian has published a new work under the The dew, which in pellucid drops is strewn
title of " Our Village ; Sketches of Rural O'er flower and herb, exhales, she beckons
IMPROVISATORE. All the Dryads with the Zephyrs to attend
Character and Scenery." These “SketchTheir dazzling Queen. Nature feels a joy
An improvisatore, of the name of Sgrices,” we are of opinion, says the London Unwonted, and elated views-the pomp
chi, has been producing a great sensation at Examiner, will ere long be extremely popof triumph; while aerial music swells
Paris. At his second exhibition, he was to ular; for they are highly finished ones, and
EFFECTS OF LIME-WATER IN PRESERVING
evince infinite taste, judgment and feeling. fought with Philip on the plains of Chæronea bottom of the valley, forming a partition They are somewhat in the manner of Geof by the Thebans and Athenians, and that it between the hot air of the valley, and the froy Crayon ; but to our liking are far more is evidently the very statue described by cool air of the ravines on the eastern side, interesting. Mr Irving's always appeared Pausanias, chapter 40th of his 9th Book. and a sudden opening being made for the to us as painfully laboured, and much too “ Near this city (Chæronea) is a common dense air to rush into a rarer medium, highly coloured; and though professing to sepulchre of those Thebans that fell in the must necessarily produce a loud report, be English, certainly give a very erroneous engagement against Philip. There is no just as a bladder does upon bursting in the notion of the present habits and pursuits of inscription on the tomb, but a lion stands rare air of a receiver; the sound of the our countrymen. Miss Mitford's Sketches on it, which may be supposed to signify the explosion being greatly increased by reverare undoubtedly sufficiently flattering, but great vehemence of these men in fight. beration through the long archway or if she amiably wishes to find “good in every But it appears to me that there is no in- each side. thing," and is disposed to look at the most scription on the sepulchre, because the favourable side of things, still what she does Demon did not permit the consequence of portray, she portrays with truth. In their courage to be such as might be ex
All publishers of books throughout the short “Our Village is not only a good pected.” It was calculated that the head of United States, are very earnestly requested performance for a lady, but one which, in this stalue alone weighed upwards of three to forward to us, regularly and seasonably, our judgment, surpasses in merit number- tons.
the names of all works of every kind, preless performances by masculine hands which
paring for publication, in the press, or rehave obtained considerable celebrity. We
cently published. As they will be inserted shall be well pleased to see “our town" as
in the Gazette, it is particularly desired
that the exact titles be stated at length. well as “our village,” handled in the natural,
In 1820, a tradesman of Paris asked pergraceful, and spirited manner adopted by mission of the prefect of police, to sell in
***The proprietors of Newspapers, for Miss Mitford.' the market, eggs that had been preserved a
which this Gazette is exchanged, and of year in a composition of which he kept the which the price is less than that of the secret. More than 30,000 of these eggs were
Gazette, are expected to pay the difference. An edition of “the Old English Drama” sold in the market without any complaint be
C. H. & Co. has just been commenced by a Mr Baldwyning made, or any notice taken of them, in London. It is to include unpublished when the board of health thought proper to pieces of merit, as well as the stock Dramas examine them. They were found to be
LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS printed in other collections. Each number perfectly fresh, and could only be distinis to contain one play. Number 1 contains guished from others, by a pulverous stratum “ the Second Maiden's Tragedy,” by an un- of carbonate of lime, remarked by M. Cadet,
By Cummings, Hilliard, & Co.-Boston. known author, printed from a MS. of War- to be on the egg shell. This induced him
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for burton's which was lucky enough to escape to make a series of experiments, which Social and Private Worship. Second edition, enthe remorsless hands of that great foe to ended in his discovering that they were Flagg & Gould, Andover, 1821.)
larged and improved. [First edition printed by literature, his cool. The piece bears de- preserved in highly saturated lime-water. No. I. Vol. 2. of the Boston Journal of cided marks of genius, and contains many M. Cadet suggests adding a little saturated Philosophy and the Arts. passages of that deep feeling and poetical muriate of lime, but gives no reason. They An Introduction to the Differential and beauty which characterized the Elizabethan may also be preserved by immersing them Integral Calculus, or the Doctrine of Fluxions ; deage, without being disfigured with the ex- twenty seconds in boiling water; and then signed for an extraordinary class in the Univertravagance then so common.
keeping them well closed in fine sifted ash-sity at Cambridge.
By Wells & Lilly-Boston.
Memoirs of the Life of the late Mrs H. has observed that the vapour of ether or be kept thus for two years. It is also weil Catherine Cappe. Written by herself. of alcohol produces the same effects in ignit- known and practised in some parts of England.
By Ezra Lincoln-Boston. ing platinum sponge, that follow when it is exposed to a stream of hydrogen gas. For
An Oration delivered at Quincy, on the the success of the experiment it is only SOUND PRODUCED BY OPENING A SUBTERRA- fifth of July, 1824. By George Washington Adrequisite that the temperature of the metal should be slightly raised.
In the road made by Napoleon, commu- By Richardson & Lord-Boston. nicating between Savoy and France, and
Letters from the South and West. By which passes by Chamberry and Les Echel
Arthur Singleton, Esq. A party of English travellers have lately les, there is, about two miles from the latter explored the ruins of Chæronea in Bæotia. place, a gallery cut in the solid rock, twen
By Oliver Everett-Boston. Within a quarter of a mile of that place they ty-seven feet high and broad, and nine discovered, partly imbedded in the earth, hundred and sixty feet in length. Mr Bake- Theology. No. VII. By Jared Sparks.
A Collection of Essays and Tracts in a colossal lion's head of bold and beautiful well states in his travels, that this gallery workmanship. From the nose to the top of having been commenced at both ends, the head it measured four feet six inches; when the excavations from each end nearly
By Flagg & Gould Andover. and from the forehead, to where broken off met, and the thin partition of rock between Two Discourses on the Atonement. By just above the shoulder, five feet nine inch- them was first broken through by the stroke Moses Stuart, Associate Professor of Sacred Litesome little distance, two feet three inches lowed resembling thunder. The cause of Falmouth, Mass., at the Ordination of Rev.
BenjaA. part of one of the hind legs lay at of the pick, a deep and loud explosion fol. rature in the Theological Seminary, Andover. in diameter, together with the other parts of this explosion Mr Bakewell thinks is easily, min Woodbury." By Leonard Woods, D. D. the statue. The earth removed contained explained; the air on the eastern side of pieces of stone and cement, that had formed a the mountain being sheltered both on the
By W. Gould & Co.Albany. a part of the foundation or pedestal on which south and west from the sun's rays, must be it had been placed. The discoverers of frequently many degrees colder than that
Reports of Cases Argued and Determinthis statue are of opinion that it marks the on the western side. The mountain rises ed in the Supreme Court
, and in the Court for the
Trial of Impeachments and the Correction of Erplace of burial of the sacred band of three full one thousand feet above the passage, rors, of the State of New
York. By E. Cowen. hundred Thebans, who fell at the battle and at least fifteen hundred feet above the Vol. I.
IGNITION OF PLATINUM SPONGE.
RUINS OF CHÆRONEA.