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Then let me not with scorn asperse
ceived. It was, however, the will of the maid- | her: frequently in the shadows of midnight, Her trite philosophy,
en's father, that she should not regain her fre when those her subtle seducers were lulled But found a monitory verse,
dom before she clearly ascertained where she asleep, an invisible visiter hovered o'er her My first grey hair, on thee.
was, and understood for what purpose she had couch, and whispered to her, “ Do not resign Welcome thou art, thy greeting kind,
been sent thither. Another condition annexed thyself to despondency." And this voice, For thou hast made me feel
to her present lot was, that she should not be though but heard for a moment, and as fleet
liberated until such time as her prison-house ing as all else that is most fair in this life, sufIlow scant a space remains behind
should fall to pieces of itself, like ice that is ficed to remind her of the ineffable delight it Of earthly wo or weal:
thawed by the sunbeams; then-should she once had been her lot to enjoy. Thou form'st an era in our span,
still retain the recollection of her former home, Whatever was most touching in music, 80A note of finish'd days
and of her destined bridegroom-who although blime in poetry, noble in art, appeared to her A summons to regardless man
born before the creation of time, was young to be some reminiscence of her former state of Upon the past to gaze
and beauteous as the blush of morn;-should existence, and affected her as powerfully as a The chaos of tumultuous years
she still remember her noble origin and de memorial of his distant native land does the To young delusions given,
scent, awakening as from a deep slumber, she solitary stranger. The joy, however, that she The idol shrines that Fancy rears
would find herself once more in the happy felt on such occasions was quickly succeeded When earth looks bright as Heaven! abode she had quitted, and in the society of by vexation, as often as involuntary compa
her beloved friends. Should she, on the conIt is not pain, nor sorrow's throes,
risons obtruded upon her. “Here,” she exIt is not withering care,
trary, forget all her former attachments, her claimed, “I am often compelled to hate;- while That will not let thee blend with those
pure and noble feelings, she would be doomed in the happy region I have quitted, there was Which Youth's gay livery wear: io endure still greater degradation.
bat one universal law, and that was-to love.
Yet how was the poor captive to know There love ever breathed with the genial But angel-like-I know not whence
either where she was, or for what purpose she warmth of eternal spring; while here self-love Thou floatest o'er my brow,
was sent hither? so completely had the constantly freezes the affections. There the To bid me muse on Providence,
draught of oblivion effaced the recollection of thoughts and feelings of the heart were as palAnd to my Maker bow;
her former glorious state. She had only some pable to sense as colours and sounds; here, on In His great power to put my trust,
confused and indistinct reminiscence of what the contrary, we are obliged to make use of Which, as it changed thee,
she had once been, and of that from which she very imperfect expedients in order to exShall change this breathing form to dust, was now separated-apparently for ever. For press them-how many inanimate letters, And set the spirit free:
a long time she only gazed vacantly around how many ambiguous and obscure words aro To re-unite them once again,
her, scarcely seeing any object beyond herself: requisite to convey a single feeling, a single When peals the trump of doom,
every thing alarmed, every thing astonished thought, however powerful be the one, or And he who bare the sins of men
her.' At length she began to distinguish, al however luminous the other! I well rememDemands them of the tomb.
though very imperfectly, such objects as were ber, that in my former habitation there was
immediately close to her; but perceived with neither yosterday, nor to-morrow, but existence Redeemer! in that hour of dread,
grief that they only tended to strengthen and was one continued day, uninterrupted by gloom When every knee must bow,
support the cage in which she was enclosed, or by night. Here how grudgingly is time beBe thou the uplitter of my head,
and which now waxed firmer and firmer every stowed, and on what mean uses is it employed! My crown of glory thou!
H. H. day, as did likewise the felters that bound her There whole ages seemed but as a minuto, to this strange and unknown spot.
while spent in contemplating Him to whom i After a considerable interval, the captive was then so near, and from whom I am now THE CAPTIVE.
became conscious of her power over her five removed so far." AN ALLEGORY,
attendants, and tried to fulfil one of the con She admired the pictures of nature, and
ditions attached to her banishment, namely, to loved to contemplate their sublime beauty in From the Russian of Glinka.
discover, through their means, where it was the rolling storm, when the waters of the deep that she was placed. She accordingly sent foam against the granite rocks, and the creak.
them out to explore in every direction, bothing forests bend beneath the steps of the giant The allegories of Pheodor Glinka are not high and low, and near and far. Obedient to
power that strides through the air. Yet was less remarkable for the pure morality they in her mandates, they flew away to execute her bosom filled with a holier joy in the mild culcate, and the simple but sublime truths them; but careless, or erring in their observa- evenings of spring, when nature, like a young they illustrate, than for the elegance of their tions, and intent upon their own pleasures, mother watching beside the cradle of her instyle, and the poetical fancy they display. From they returned with false and deceitful intelli- fant, breathes new life and fragrance over the a volume of them, lately published at St. Pe- gence. In order to obtain any trustworthy new-born year;-when every flower is gem. tersburg, the following is selected, in the hope report, it was necessary that she should com med with dewy crystals that reflect the full. that it will prove neither an uninteresting nor pare the testimony of one with that of ano. orbed moon, or the radiant stars. At such unfavourable specimen of one of the most po iher. What, too, tended greatly to impede times she would exclaim, “Well does this brief pular living authors of Russia.
her in these researches was, tha: she was sur moment of tranquillity remind me of that
rounded by a number of perverse and seduc- abode of ever-during peace, in which I once A BEAUTIFUL and noble maiden was once tive enchantresses, who, from morning till dwell!" affianced to a youth of surpassing loveliness ; | night, would relate to her wondrous tales of Thus did the captive bride abandon herself when her father said to her, “ It beloves, my her present abode, and insinuate that she was lo secret longings for her beloved: comparing child, that thy constancy be tried, that it be sent hither as a guest to a banquet, to partake herself to a ray of light immured in a dark fog, proved whether thou wilt remain faithful to of the indulgences that surrounded her. They she endeavoured to preserve her lustre unobihy betrothed, however thou mayst be assailed discoursed to her merely of honours, of titles, served. At length she succeeded in making by' temptation.” He then commanded his ser of wealth, of enjoyment. Yet the innocent herself acquainted with the place of her bavants to equip the young bride for a journey maiden yielded not to their allurements and nishment; and now that she discovered how to a foreign and far distant land. This being specious counsel; but refused the proffered ad valucless are all its pretended treasures, she done, they brought her a golden cup filled with vantages, when she discovered that they could resisted the enticements of those who labour. the water of oblivion. No sooner had she not be attained without staining her native od to seduce her, and no longer trusted their emptied the chalice than a lethargic sleep be- purity. “ No,” exclaimed she, " these things officious services, or their winning, allurenumbed her senses, while some irresistible are not esteemed in the country I have left, ments. To their arts, or rather to her own power, like that which is the property of the and whither I hope to return." But where is frail desires, she now opposed the commands magnct, carried her away in her state of in. that beloved land? Alas! this was a question of her parent and the shield of truth. From sensibility:-Scarcely was the farewell tear she herself could not answer. The enchan- this moment their blandishments were renderdry upon her cheek, ere the maiden awoke, tresses, in the meanwhile, ridiculed what they ed ineffectual; for nothing that is corrupted and found herself beneath another heaven, and termed her fancies; censured, as absurd, her with falsehood is able to pass through the transported into an unknown region that seem. ideas both of her former state and of the future gates of truth. It was then that for the first ed to her altogether another world.
-the gloomy, doubtful future, and invited her time she comprehended her own mysterious She found herself no longer free as before, to partake of the enjoyments now within her fate, and her lofty destination. But the term but a prisoner confined within a curiously con reach. They were seconded in all their seduc. of her imprisonment was not yet completed : structed moving cage, fashioned by the hand tive wiles by a skilful artist, who depicted, however powerfully she folt the recollections of some skilful artificer-deprived of her liber, with the most brilliant tints, and with a volup: of her native region revive within her, she ty, but still retaining her will. Here she was tuous pencil, images of happiness, delight, and was so weakened by her captivity, that she given in charge to the guardianship of five at- enjoyment. Still nothing was able completely had not sufficient force to break asunder the tendants, who were appointed to be at once to satisfy the melancholy captive, who dreadfetters that yet retained her in durance. Still her gaolers and her slaves, and to act as ed to lose that which she could neither entire. must she continue in bondage,-a prisoner the sole interpreters between her and all that ly forget nor clearly remember; and which, and a slave. surrounded her. Yet might she not trust them although she at times felt it with such con But time hastened to work her release, and without extreme caution, as they were natu sciousness, she could not describe. But some she perceived, with satisfaction, that the cage rally inclined both to deceive and to be de unseen guardian watched over and consoled | in which she was confined daily became weaker
BY W. H. LEEDS.
and weaker; while the enchantresses also de the emblem of his family; and, when they
THE DISENTHRALLED. sisted from their seductions; till at length she were expelled, it was adopted by the Turks as
He had bowed down to Drunkenness exclaimed in a voice of rapture, " The hour of a symbol of their sovereignty. This is the my liberation is at hand!" real origin I believe, of the Turkish crescent, The pulse of manhood's pride had grown
An abject worshipper; And lo! that prison which once seemed so which appears on all the mosques and stand
Too fast and cold to stir; firm, now threatens every instant to fall to ards, and not, as some suppose, a modification
And he had given his spirit up pieces-its bars yielded almost to a touch. Even of the Christian cross.
To the unblessed thrall; the captive herself became as much changed The last dynasty that reigned in Constanti.
And bowing to the poison cup as her abode: wings seemed to grow from her nople was that of the Paleologi, and the last of
He gloried in his fall. shoulders. “I feel,” she cried, " that I shall that dynasty was the gallant Constantine, who not much longer be separated from my be- fell in the breach where the Turks entered
There came a change the cloud rolled offtrothed. Soon--very soon, shall I Ay to meet their city. He had two brothers, Demetrius
A light fell on his brainhim,-fly, as a liberated dove, to his embrace; and Thomas, who divided the Morea between And like the passing of a dream to the happy region of my birth; there will my them, wlien the capital of the empire fell into
That cometh not again affection be repaid; there will my patience the hands of the Turks. The Turks deter
The shadow of his spirit fled, obtain ils reward." mined to add this also to their conquests. The
He saw the gulf before, dissentions of the two unfortunate brothers
He shuddered at the waste behind,
And was a man once more.
when their mutual enemy entered the country, He shook the serpent folds away
The light of Intellect again where many Phænician miners lie buried, who crees of a good Providence, the literature and left behind them lumps of molten tin, the He- intelligence of the ingenious Grecks, hitherto | And reason like a monarch sat
Along his pathway shone; brew name of the place, and the Lands End, confined to the eastern extremity of Europe,
Upon its olden throne; dedicated to their god Baal,* as mementos of were now by the very barbarisin of their fero
The honoured and the wise once more their coming. cious enemy, scattered over the west, and
Within his presence cameBut the monument which most excited my tended more than any other circumstance
And lingered oft on lovely lips curiosity was that in Lanulph church, erected to civilize and enlighten it. In Italy he and
His once forbidden name. to the memory of Theodore Paleologus. That his posterity resided at Pisaro, as is commea Greek, the inmediate descendant of an em morated on the tomb; and for some cause not
There may be glory in the might peror, and at that time the heir apparent to known or assigned, Theodore, the last survivor,
That treadeth nations downihe throne of Constantinople, which he would removed to England, where he married into an
Wreaths for the crimson Conqueror,have filled, if the Turks had not seized it, English family of the name of Balls, of fladlye,
Pride for the kingly crown; should have taken refuge in England, and lie in Suffolk, and by his wife he had five children, But nobler is that triumph hour buried in a country church yard, was certain. who resided with her at Clifton. After his
The disenthralled shall find, ly an unlooked-for circumstance. death, it appears, from an inquiry made by the
When evil passion boweth down On this, however, there is no doubt. The Rev. Mr. Jago, rector of the parish, and com Unto the godlike mind! monument consists of a brass tablet fixed municated to the Archeological Society, that
Essex Gazette. against the wall, of which the annexed is a one of his sons, his own namesake, Theodore, copy :
was a sailor aboard the Charles II., captain * Here lyeth the body of Theodoro Paleolo- Gibson, who died at sea. Mary died unmar
THE TARIFF. gus, of Pesaro in Italye, descended from the ried, and Dorothea was married to Alexander Imperyal lyne of the last Christian Emperors Arundel, and her marriage is entered in the Messrs. Editors. The following lines were of Greece; being the sonne of Camilio, the registry as Dorothea Paleologus, de stirpe Im. suggested by the remark lately made by Mr. sonne of Prosper, the sonne of Thcodoro, the peratorum. Nothing is known of their issue, Webster, in a celebrated speech in the Senate, sonne of lonne, the sonne of Thomas Second, except that it is suspected a Mary Arundel and which is thus reported. “It was the tabrother of Constantine Paleologvs, the 8th of was their daughter, who afterwards married a riff! tariff! tariff! every thing began with it Lhat name, and last of the line that raygned in bargeman. So that it is possible the imperial and ended with it. He believed if there was Constantinople vntil svbdved by the Tyrks, blood of the Greek emperors is now circulating any word to rhyme with it, all their sonnets who married with Mary, the davghter of Wil. in the veins of some Cornish boatman.
would be on the same subject.” If you think liam Bales, of Hadlye, in Svffolke, gent.; and There yet remain two of the brothers, them worthy of a place in the Museum, they had issve' 5 children: Theodoro, lohn, Fer. John and Fernando, of whose fate nothing is are at your service.
MERCUTIO. nando, Maria and Dorothy, and departed this known. It is not impossible that some delife at Clyfton, the 21 of Ianvary, 1036.”. scendant of this royal line may yet start up in
To distant lands, oh let me roam The arms by which this monument is sur England and lay claim to the throne of Con In quest of some more quiet home, mounted are those of the Greek emperors of stantinople, which is likely, at no distant pe
It matters not how far, if the lower empire; which the Russians, who riod, to become vacant, by the expulsion of the
I can but get beyond the reach derived their religion, and probably their armo. Turks from Europe; and, as we are a chival Of pamphlet, tract or prosing speech rial bearings, from them, also adopted, -a rous nation, the refuge of the exiled, and the
On this eternal tariff. spread eagle with two heads; the legs, how redress of the dethroned, we will take him by Whoe'er I meet-go where I will, ever, instead of holding a ball and sceptre, are the hand, and, with the good-will of Russia, The everlasting subject still resting on two castles. But the most re. replace him on the throne of his fathers. The Is sure my peace to mar, if markable emblem is the crescent beneath. men of this family seem endued with no small Awake, I hear the constant theme, This has been generally supposed to be a personal beauty. The tomb of Theodore was And when I sleep, I'm sure to dreamı Turkish symbol, but the Turks merely adopled opened about thirty years ago, and his body Of this tormenting tariff. it as they did many other things, which they was found in an oak coffin, and in a very perfound at Constantinople. The crescent was
fect state. He was of a large stature, much A valuable M.S. Bible had been presented by a symbol of Byzantium, and some of the coins above the common size; his countenance was the Pope to Emanuel, King of Portugal, the have it on them, with the legend BYZANTINH | oval, strongly marked, with an aquiline nose, transcript of which was made by Sismundi, MT, the salvation of Byzantium, from this and a very long and venerable white beard was and the vignettes by Julio Romano and it was cause :-When Phlip of Macedon besieged the expanded low upon his breast. This descrip. given by the king to be kept in the Convent of town, he prepared to storm it on a dark, incle. tion remarkably accords with the counte St. Jeronimo. This was, with other valuables, ment night; but the moon suddenly and unex nanco of the first Constantine as seen on his seized by Junot and carried off; it was depectedly shone out and discovered his ap coins.*
manded at the Convention of Cintra, and proach, so that the inhabitants were prepared
Junot was detained twenty-four hours in the and repulsed him. In gratitude for this ser * Descendants of the Imperial Family of Tagus, to oblige him to restore it, but he de. vice, Diana, or the moon, became their patron, Constantinople, are found in other countries of clared he had sent it to France. On the death and her crescent their adopted emblem. 'When Europe, where they were scattered with the of Junot, his wife was reduced to great disthe seat of empire was transferred to this town, arts and sciences of the Greek Empire. Junot, tress, and she was compelled to part with this by Constantine, he preserved the crescent as Duke of Abrantes, married a lady of the family / valuable Bible, which was purchased by Louis
of Comneni, who, it is said, inherited some of XVIII. for 60,000 francs, and restored to Por. The Lands End was called by the ancients, the talent and vivacity of Anna Comnena, the tugal, where it now is, and the descendant of Belorium quasi, Bungogos, Beli mons, the moun daughter of Alexis. She had lately attracted the Greek emperors is, I believe, living on the tain of Baal.
public notice by the following circumstance:- | money it produced as her only support.
The sapient merchant oft displays
approved of as the best offered, by a committee His economic lore, and says
Where grief comes not, nor harm, nor dread, of literary gentlemen of the city of Philadel. Exchange would be at par, if
To mar my mind's refreshing rest,
phia, to be hereafter appointed. In the choice It were not for the duties laid
Touch me with pain for other's smart, of a subject writers are left entirely to the exTo check the growth of foreign trade And turn me wiih a gentle heart
ercise of their own judgments. Manuscripts By that most stupid tariff.
To pity the distrest !
will be received by the subscriber until the The soldier knows in time of peace Whilst I in comfort sleep, the poor
first of next November.- Until the first of Oc. His honours with his perila cease, And homeless jie at Hardship's door;
tober, they may be directed either to him at And therefore hopes for war, if
A porch and stone is all they have
Boston, or to the office of the Daily Chronicle, He hears of foreign discontent, For house and bed-whilst I am warm,
at Philadelphia ; after that time, to the latter Straight asks “ If England wont resent And safe from cold and pelting storm,
place only. Each competitor is requested to The insult of our tariff.”
Nor sleep upon my grave.
accompany his composition with a sealed let.
ter identifying it, and containing his address, The sailor as he walks the deck, Lord, when at morning 1 arise,
to remain unopened until the selection shall Ne'er spending thought on storm or wreck, And look to Thee with thankful eyes,
have been made. That letter only, which bears While smoking his cigar, if
Still for the wretched let me feel;
the same motto, or other distinguishing mark, You speak of changes--profits-price, Guide me where misery doth live,
with the successful piece, will then be exaHis wrath is kindled in a trice, That I of thy great gifts may give,
mined; and the author will receive informa. And he, too, d-s the tariff.
And sooth what thou must heal:
tion that the sum of Five hundred Dollars will " The tariff!" 'tis the doctors cry, The wounds and remediless ills
be deposited in one of the Philadelphia Banks, Wheneer of bile the Southern's die; The hunger-pangs and winter-chills
subject to his order, on the first of February And members of the bar, if.
Which outcast wretches bear!
following, when the Medal also will be ready They have the luck to lose a cause, I would not a hard steward be
for delivery. “'Twas not his foule-it was the law's, Of gifts thou didst intrust to me,
Postage to be paid on all communications That laid on books a tariff.”
Not to deny, but share!
sent by mail.
Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1830.
If the rumour that Prince Leopold, of Co-
The delightful article on Childhood, is from It was not for the "customs” here,
Greece be correct, it would seem to afford the London New Monthly Magazine. As we “In England, now, we would not bear, strong evidence that the influence of Great grow older, we are more and more impressed A good-for-nothing tariff.” Britain has obtained the ascendency in the
with the importance of these little people. The politicians make a rout,
councils of the allied powers, relating to that They are almost the only class of Society That this man's in and t'other's out
country. Although a German by birth, he is which is capable of much improvement. And They ever thus will jar—if
a Briton by adoption: and he has a strong tie although we must confess that they are less All other party topics fail
to the latter nation, which cannot fail to bind learned-and far less knowing than men and Some zealot's sure to rise and rail,
him to its interests. Upon his marriage with women, we do seriously profess our belief that At this "accursed tariff.”
the Princess Charlotte, of Wales, the govern. they are a wiser set of people. The increase
ment established an income in his favour, of of knowledge, especially of the world, appears The war-worn vet'ran's made to learn
fifty thousand pounds sterling 2-year, during to obscure much of the clear light in which That he can never hope to turn
his life. This, it is to be presumed, will be children walk. To good account his scar, if .continued, even though he should be placed at
The friendships they form with such old Our Congress quotes so much from Dow, the head of another nation; and must be sup people as are capable of them, may be entirely From Carey, Niles, and Cooper toom
posed to have its natural influence upon his depended upon ;-- and very lately when looking Against and for the tariff.
mind and conduct. If so, it will follow, almost at a little boy of five years, cold in his crib, To credit what some sages say
as a matter of course, that the policy of Great with whom we had been friends ever since his Our chief first saw his natal day
govern his conduct; and that will birth, we felt that we had lost in him the opBeneath a lucky star, if
have the effect of placing Greece, in her re- portunity of deriving as much pleasure and The Senate can contrive to suit,
generated state, in a great measure at least, improvement as we could have given. The North, and South, and West to boot,
under the protection of Great Britain. With some “judicious tariff." Under that influence, the situation of Greece
Died, on the 17th instant, Guilliam Aertsen, Our shrewd and pushing yankees bent is extremely interesting, and important to
son of Mr. Robert B. Aertsen. Great Britain. That nation already holds GiOn finding for their “notions," veni, braltar, at the entrance into the Mediterra
We are indebted for several of our articles Say of the conq'ring Czar="if The emp'ror would his wisdom show
nean; Malta, a most important station in the this week, to a new English annual, called He'd let us to the Euxine go, centre of that sea, the Ionian Islands at the Emmanuel, edited by the Rev. Wm. Shep
herd. Without a heavy tariff."
mouth of the Adriatic, and commanding the
Hood's Comic Annual is a very poor affair. All States would gain-none more than we, gions; and when Greece becomes settled, and The few articles we have copied from it, are If commerce roam'd o'er ev'ry sea,
established under a new and independent go all that it contains worth reading, and as we Like Neptune in his car-if
vernment, its controul over the commerce of met with most of them before we saw the The products ev'ry clime could spare
the Levant, and the Black Sea, will be highly book itself, we were quite disappointed. When Might come and go as free as air, important, and extensive.
Barton's Poems first appeared, the review in Unvex'd by any tariff.
It is in fact determined to place the above the Edinburgh, and the extracts given from Virginia Literary Muscum. mentioned Prince upon the Grecian throne, the work, made us very eager to see the whole,
and the British government feel full confidence but we found that almost every thing worth
in his attachment to the interests of the coun. reading had been selected by the Review. A WISH.
try that has adopted him, and now intends to Finn and Johnson may easily make a better Fain would I dwell in some secluded nook,
elevate him, we should think they would make book of the kind. Where, all unseen, unknowing and unknown, every exertion to extend the limits of the new My hours might glide along; there calmly sovereignty as far as possible, in order to ren
THE LITERARY PORT FOLIO. look
der the young nation as respectable and pow. It is intended that this journal shall contain such a On life's tumultuous scenes, for ever flown; erful as the nature of the case will admit. To variety of matter as may make it acceptable to ladies as And, as my days decrease, extend and protect their interests, he must be
well as to gentlemen; to the young as well as to the old.
While we shall take care that nothing be admitted which Seek consolation in that Sacred Book
rendered as formidable as may be; especially would render the work unfit for any of these classes, we Which leads to lasting peace :
And perhaps no country in Europe shall endeavour to procure for it sufficient ability to en
title it to the attention of all of them. To these ends we For oh! I covet not earth’s vanities-its fad-furnishes better materials for a maritime power ing joys, than Greece. With the assistance, and under
have secured an abundant supply of all foreign and do
mestic journals and new books--and we ask the assistIts riches, honours, fame—its empty, babbling the patronage of Great Britain, they will, in
ance of all who are qualified to instruct or amuse the noise!
Q. all probability, in a few years, carry on a great public. Upon this assistance we depend in a great deproportion of the commercial business of the
gree for our hopes of success, for however the abundant stores to which
we have access, may enable us to supply Mediterranean, and particularly that connect. matter highly interesting to our readers, we think it of A HYMN OF CHARITY FOR THE RICH. ed with the eastern portion of that sea, and adapted to the present time and circumstances; some
even more importance to give them something peculiarly the countries on its shores.-N. Y. Daily Ado. thing from home. BY THE AUTHOR OF “ POSTHUMOUS PAPERS.'
Communications should be addressed to “ E. Littell for LORD, when I lay me down to sleep,
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Terms.-Published every Thursday by E. Littell & second birthday, I saw himn with surprise and cipation. Though exceedingly fond of seeing Brother, corner of Chestnut and Seventh Streets, Phila admiration, point out upon an atlas, seas, ricollections of animals, which his knowledge of delphia. It will contain four handsome engravings every vers, lakes, and countries, without hesitation natural history led him to regard with particu. year. Price Two Dollars and a Half a year, payable in
lar interest, he insisted that his father should advance.
A short time after I found that he had made take him from the first exhibition of the kind Agents who procure and forward payment for four sub acquaintance with the rudiments of Geometry, which he had ever witnessed, and where ho seribers, sball receive the fifth copy for one year; and so
and was continually increasing his knowledge was highly entertained by an elephant, os. in proportion for a larger number.
of printed words, which, with their definitions, trich, and some monkeys, because he had dis.
and combinations in simple phrases, were ra covered that his mother had withdrawn. The BIOGRAPHY OF AN INFANT.
pidly initiating him into his native language. attachment usually felt by children for the ten
It may possibly be imagined that he was made der guides of their infant hours, seemed, in his [The following interesting sketch was pre a mere book-worm, or might have been natu caso, heightened by the consciousness that pared by Mrs. Sigourney, for the March Num- / rally deficient in animal spirits. On the con they were the dispensers of that knowledge, ber of the Juvenile Miscellany. The facts are trary, nothing was taught him by compulsion, with whose love he was smitten. When hea. highly interesting of themselves, and derive and no child could be more full of happiness. ven was represented to him as a delightful additional interest from the highly gifted au His sports, his rambles in the garden, and the abode, and rendered still more alluring by the thor, who, from her personal knowledge, demonstrations of infantine pleasure were sweet image of a beloved and departed relative, vouches for their truth.]
to him. His mother was his companion, his whom he was taught to consider as among its
playmate, and his instructress.— Deeming her inhabitants, he would express his unwilling. It is not often that the character and habits child's mind of more value than any other fe ness to be removed there, unless “ dear father of an infant whose existence is comprised in a minine pursuit or enjoyment, she devoted her and mother would go too." A grateful spirit circle of less than two and a half years, furnish time to its cultivation,-and to her persever seemed to mingle with his filial affection, and materials for the biographer. Yet I am per ance and the entire concurrence of his father, moved him to an expression of thanks for every suaded that my readers will be interested in in the intellectual system, devised for him, his little favour. When given only a piece of the statement here presented to them, on the uncommon attainments may be imputed, more bread, if a few minutes happened to intervena truth of which they may implicitly rely. than to any peculiar gift of nature. Still, I between its ieception and customary acknow
Porter BrinsMADE was born at Hartford, am not prepared to say, that there was not ledgment, he would inquire, as if troubled at the (Conn.) February 28th, 1827. His mother something originally extraordinary in his ca omission,“ did Porter forget to thank mother?" was impressed with the belief that the mind is pacity; at least I have never seen his docility, He was often told that to his Father in heaven susceptible of culture at an earlier period than application and relentive power equalled in he was indebted for what he most loved, and is generally imagined. Thus, at an age when the early stages of existence. Portions of with an affecting earnestness, and a graceful infants are considered but liltle more than every day, suited in their length to his infancy gesture of his little hand, would say thank pleasing objects to the eye, or toys for a lei. were regularly devoted to the business of in. God.” At the period of family devotion he sure hour, he was the subject of instruction struction. But these were often unconsciously was early taught a quiet and reverent deport. and discipline. From the age of four months, extended in their limits, by his eager desire to ment, and after books became so interesting to his attention was directed at fitting intervals learn something more, and the winning and him, preferred to look over when his father to surrounding objects, until the names of the repeated entreaty of “ Pray, dear mother, teach read the scriptures, and to havo it spread be. articles of furniture, of his own dress, and the Porter," was wont to secure him an additional fore him when he knelt during the prayer. parts of his body, had become familiar. At ten indulgence of“ line upon linc, and precept upon It might possibly have been feared that the months lie commenced learning the alphabet, precept." His love of knowledge was becom mind by starting into such sudden expansion by the aid of small blocks of wood, on which ing a passion ; still there seemed no undue would have left the heart at a distance,-but each letter were separately painted. This task prominence of one department of intellect, to the gems of gentleness and virtue kept paco was soon completed. Not that he was able at the injury of another. Perception, under. with the growth of intellect. There was also this infantine period to utter the correspondent standing, and memory, advanced together, and preserved a fine and fortunate balance between sound, but when a letter was inquired for, he seemed equally healthful. His reasoning pow the mind and body, for his physical education would produce it without mistake, -and if one ers began also to display theniselves. An aunt, had been considered an important department was placed in an inverted position by any other who at her marriage went to reside in a distant of paternal care and responsibility. His erect hand, would immediately restore it to iis pro state, bad wept much at taking leave of the fa form and expanded chest, revealed the rudiper attitude. By the assistance of prints mily. He was then so very young, that her ments of a good constitution, while his fair pasted on cards, he was next taught the names grief, if noticed at all, it might have been sup-brow, bright black eyes, and playful smile, beof animals and birds, and a comprehensive sys posed was soon forgotten. Many months after, spoke that union of health, beauty and cheertem of Natural History was judiciously unfold. when a favourite uncle took his departure for fulness, which never failed of attracting altened to his view. He was encouraged to make England, Porter was told that he was going far tion. There was less of light and boisterous bimself complete master of one print, ere he from them, as his aunt had done. He replied, mirth about him, than is common to children was permitted to take another. Thus a basis after a moment's reflection, “ Aunt cried when of his age. His features expressed rather a was laid for habits of application, and the idle she went away-Uncle did not cry," and com mild and rational happiness, than any exubercuriosity restrained, with which children are forted himselt' with the conclusion, that the se ance of joy. This might have arisen partly from wont to wander from picture to picture. His paration would therefore be less permanent; as the circumstance of his having no young compa. parents, in showing him a landscape, or histo- if his mind was deducing with somewhat of ma nion to encourage wild or extravagant sports ; rical painting, accustomed him to regard every thematical precision, the duration of absence but principally ihat the pleasures of thought object, however minute, with an accurate eye, from the degrees of sorrow.
were so continually resorted to, as to modify and so retentive was his memory, that what He was destined for a learned education, a and elevate the countenance. His whole ap. had been thoroughly impressed, he seldom for great part of which it was deemed preferable pearance was that of a healthful, happy, and got. There were few toys from which he de. that he should receive under the parental roof, beautiful infant, in the possession of a degree rived satisfaction, but seemed to find in pic and his mother was preparing herself to be of learoing and intelligence, to which infancy tures and books with the explanations which come an assistant to his father in teaching him has usually no pretensions. they elicited, his principal delight. His care. different languages. So indefatigable were But it was forbidden us to witness the result ful treatment of books was remarkable, and a her attentions to him, that she never left him of this interesting experiment upon mind; or little circumstance which occurred when he to the care of a servant; and thus correct ha to traco the full development of a hud whoso was quite young, undoubtedly contributed to bits and purity of feeling were preserved from unfolding was so wonderful. An acute dysen. produce it. He had torn the paper cover of a contamination. Among the pleasing traits of tery, which prevailed in the neighbourhood, small volume. His mother remarked upon it character which revealed themselves in him, numbered him among its victims, and after a with a serious countenance, and to the mem. his love of home was conspicuous. Though fortnight's painful languishing, he died on tho bers of the family as they entered, mentioned fond of seeing new objects, yet home was the 11th of August, 1829, at the age of two years what had been done in a tone of sadness. Pre: spot most desirable to him. During a journey and five months. sently his lip quivered, and the tear glistened to New York, after the completion of his so I saw him after the breath had forsaken in his eye. The lesson had been sufficiently cond year, where museums, and every allur him. He was emaciated,--but still lovely, strong, and it was necessary to comfort him. ing curiosity were inspected by him with de- Fresh roses and orange flowers were around Afterwards, expensive volumes were fearlessly lightful attention, the prospect of returning to his head and on bis bosom, and a bud clasped submitted to him, and the most splendid Eng. his home, to his own flowers, shells, and books, in his snowy hand. He seemed like one who lish annuals sustained no injury from his re gave him inexpressible joy.
had suffered and fallen asleep, and there livpeated examinations.
He also manifested great ardour of affection gered a peaceful and patient spirit around his Geography, as exhibited on maps, became a for his parents. He could form no idea of hap silent, wasted lip. His mother was seated by her favourite study, and ere he had numbered his piness independent of their presence and parti- | dead son, pale, but resigned. She had nover
been separated from him since his birth, and two millions, we shall find we have millions the condition of the wandering savages around she wished to continue near him till the grave more to manage. Your children do not grow them." should claim its own. The parents were faster from infancy to manhood, than they The rapid growth of the commerce of the strengthened as true Christians, to yield their spread from families to communities, and froin American colonies, was adverted to by Burke, only, their idolized one, lo the will of his Fa. villages to nations."*
as not less remarkable and prodigious, than ther in Heaven. And the anguish of their af. The causes of this rapid increase are not to that of the population, being out of all profliction was undoubtedly mitigated by the re be found in the physical capabilities of the portion beyond the numbers of the people. collection that nothing in their power had been country, or the mere circumstance of there in the year 1704, the total exports from this omitted to promote his improvement, and being such ample room for the ever growing country to North America and the West Inheighten his felicity,-and that his dwelling numbers. In Brazil, there is a still wider ex. dies, amounted to £483,265. In 1773, they was now to be where knowledge is no longer tent of fertile territory, with a more genial had increased to £4,791,734, which was only gained by slow and laborious effort,-but where climate; yet, at the beginning of the present £1,717,000 short of the whole export trade light is without cloud, and the pure soul freed | century, after having been colonized nearly of England in the abovementioned year. from fetters of clay.
300 years, it contained only twelve cities, “ What England had been growing to by a This sketch which was commenced for the sixty-six towns, and less than half a million of progressive course of improvement, brought in entertainment of youthful readers, seems to inhabitants. Since then, the population has by varieties of people, by succession of civil. bear a moral for parents. Did they always es been increased by emigration from Europe, izing conquests' and civilizing settlements, in timate the extent of their influence over the and is now supposed to be between four and a series of 1700 years," (to use the words of the infants entrusted to their care, and bestow the five millions, one half of whom are slaves, and eloquent statesman) was doubled to her by same zealous attention on their intellectual the whites form only one-sixth of the total. America in the course of a single life. Speakand moral culture which they lavish on their In the United States, the case is just reversed; ing of the wealth drawn by the colonies from physical comfort, their importance in the scale the slaves form one-sixth, and the whites very the fisheries, the orator described the enterof being would be sooner evident, and their nearly five-sixths. What then is the true ex prising spirit of the New Englanders as onecapacity for wisdom and true happiness, earlier planation of the problem? Brazil was colo- qualled." While we follow them among the awakened and nourished. Especially would nized on the principle of the feudal system; tumbling mountains of ice, and behold them mothers to whose eye the fountains of the North America on that of republicanism, penetrating into the deepest frozen recesses of mind and heart are first unsealed, but enter the which recognised every individual colonist as Hudson's Bay and Davis's Straits, while we field of education while the dews of the morn a substantive member of the commonwealth. are looking for them beneath the arctic circle, ing are fresh, and amid their persevering toil And closely connected with this distinguishing we hear that they have pierced into the oppolook over to the God of Harvest, might they feature of their polity, was the spirit of com site region of polar cold; that they are at the not hope to rear flowers such as angels wear, mercial enterprise which the settlers brought antipodes, and engaged under the frozen serpent - and fruits that ripen in Heaven's unwither with them, and of which it is difficult to say, of the south. Nor is the equinoctial heat more ing clime?
L. H. S. whether it ought to be regarded as the parent discouraging to them, than the accumulated Hartford, Jan. 1830.
or the offspring, the root or the fruit of repub: winter of both the poles. We know that while lican principles. This commercial spirit has some of them draw the line and strike the har
at all events been the mainspring or moving poon on the coast of Africa, others run the ENGLISH OPINIONS OF AMERICA. power of the whole machinery; the fountain longitude, and pursue the gigantic game along [From the Eclectic Review.]
of national strength, and the soul of the politi- the coast of Brazil. No sea but what is vexed The American empire is certainly the most be said, that they are a nation of merchants. cal system. Of the Americans, it may justly by their fisheries. No climate that is not wit
ness to their toils. Neither the perseverance remarkable in its origin, character, and rapid It is the spirit of commerce which has pushed of Holland, nor the activity of France, nor the development, that the world has ever witnessed. They are beginning, it has been remarked,
on the population into the wilderness, opening dexterous and firm sagacity of English enter
new channels, creating fresh markets in all prise, ever carried this most perilous mode of with an area greater than that with which directions, and calling new cities into exist hard industry to the extent to which it has other empires close, and which, in point of ter
ence along the line of its march, as if by en been pushed by this recent people; a people ritorial extent, is exceeded only by the em
chantment. " The more we look at the mere who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and pires of Russia, Great Britain, China, and latitude and longitude grasped within their not yet hardened into the bone of manhood. Brazil. According to Humboldt, it comprises map," say the Edinburgh Reviewers, and the When I contemplate these things, when I about 2,080,800 square miles, being ten times longer we pause over the diversity of interests, know that the colonies in general owe little the extent of France, and a little larger than
and the mixed degrees of civilization necessa or nothing to any care of ours, and that they Europe to the westward of Russia. The pre- rily contained in iis circumference, the deeper are not squeezed into this happy form by the bent population of the United States, including becomes our sense of the concentrating force constraints of watchful and suspicious goverathe Indians, is very nearly twelve millions, several millions more than the subjects of the which, dealing with rough materials, brought neglect, a generous nature has been suffered
of those institutions, and of that public spirit, ment, but that, through a wise and salutary Ottoman empire in Europe, or of the Persian widely and suddenly together, can dipense to take her
own way to perfection; when I reShah in Asia; very nearly equal to the popu- with the ordinary aids of external pressure, Aect upon these effects, when I see how prolation of England, and exceeding that of either and cement them up into one united system fitable they have been to us, I feel all the pride Prussia or Špain; one third more than that of of natural power and order.”! The phenome of power sink, and all presumption in the wisMexico, more than four times that of Colom
non is indeed worthy of most attentive con dom of human contrivances melt and die away bia, and nearly three times that of Brazil. And templation; but the irue principle of cohesion, within me. My rigour relents: I pardon somepet, this empire is still in its infancy. England, which thus supersedes the operation of exter. thing to the spirit
of liberty." in 1750, contained not more than six millions nal pressure, lies not so much in the political of inhabitants, or one half of her present num institutions, as in the plastic spirit which bers, having about doubled her population in framed them. The Americans are not only beseventy years; and now we are complaining ginning with an area greater than that with
CAPT. HALL AND THE AMERICANS. of being over-peopled! The United States which other empires close, but they are start
From the (English) Eclectic Review. contained, in 1750, less than two millions of ing from a point in civilization, and more es Capt. Hall, it seems, went to America much inhabitants. In 1790, these had increased to pecially in the practical application of the use. more favourably disposed towards the republi. nearly four millions; in 1800, to five millionsful arts, to which the older empires never at. cans, than he has returned. “Probably," he tells and one third ; in 1810, to upwards of seven
tained. The facilities and security of intercourse us, "there seldom was a traveller who visited millions; in 1820, to 9,638,226 ; and in 1828, to between the remotest parts of this vast territory, a foreign land in a more kindly spirit. I was 11,348,462. Thus, in eight-and-twenty years, the rapid diffusion of information by means of really desirous of seeing every thing relating the population has tripled; and, by the end of the press throughout the Union, the constant to the people, country, and institutions, in the the present century, supposing it to increase at migratory movement that is going forward in most favourable light." He was, according to the same rate, it will amount to ninety mil. all directions, connect together the different his own account, half a republican. But his lions, or about half of the supposed population states in a closer geographical union, than fre- visit to North America has so changed the of the Chinese empire! Nothing in the his. quently exists between the adjacent provinces views he formerly took of political inatters, tory of the world presents any parallel to this of a feudal empire. The thoughts of the Eng. that he has returned more firmly attached to expansion of the human race. Burke, in his lish farmer range within a circle of twenty every thing in Church and State at home, memorable speech on Conciliation with the miles diameter. The ideas of the American than ever,-satisfied that every thing in our Colonies, in March, 1775, used expressions planter or trader traverse the wide extent of institutions is quite as it should be, and unable which were no doubt regarded at the time as
the national territory between the Atlantic to see “how any change could possibly make rhetoric: they now read like predictions and the Pacific oceans. The mighty streams things better.” And what has produced this " Such is the strength,” he said, " with which of the American continent“make geographers wonderful revolution in our Author's political population shoots in that part of the world, that, of all the settlers on their banks, who depend ideas? It is not a little amusing, and yet, at state the numbers as high as we will, while upon this communication with the wide world, the same time, provoking, to find by what trithe dispute continues, the exaggeration ends. for all the means of raising themselves above vial oppositions of tasto, and peccadilloes in While we are discussing any given magnitude, they are grown to it. While we spend our
manners, (all of which are sagaciously attri
* Burke's Speeches, vol. i. p. 279. timo in deliberating on the mode of governing + Edinb. Review, No. xcviii. p. 496.
Burko's Speeches. Vol. i. p. 85.