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The Anglo-Saxon. Published in London by Longman & Co. Edited
by the Author of Proverbial Philosophy. Agent in Philadelphia, Mr. Moore, 193 Chestnut Street.
We are indebted to the politeness of the Rev. Dr. Lyons for the numbers of this new, original and elegant periodical. Its grand design, as declared in the prospectus, is to promote “unity and brotherly good will” among Anglo-Saxons, and all of Anglo-Saxon origin and relationship throughout the globe. In one of the numbers some light is thrown upon the meaning of that comprehensive appellative “AngloŞaxon,” which of late has come so generally into use.
“By Saxon race, (says Dr. Knox,) I mean the classic German of antiquity, now represented with more or less admixture by the Norwegian, Swede, Dane, Hollander, &c. , . . The insular Saxon is an offset from the continental; occupies England as distinct from Wales, the eastern coasts of Scotland and of Ireland. In America he is already paramount lord of all the northern portion—there the Saxon, true to his nature, has changed his name; he calls himself an 'American.' ... The Anglo-Saxon in England stands on neutral ground. Anxious for the statu quo throughout the world, he dreads continental wars. His fleets are ever ready to support dynasties. As a merchant, he intermeddles every where; as a Saxon, his colonies continually threaten re. volt. It is the same with Holland, also (peopled by) a thoroughly Saxon race -the twin-brothers in fact of the Saxon English.”
A map is given in the first number, on which are marked the parts of the earth's surface under the rule of the Anglo-Saxon race, and the population of those portions is set down at 188,177,763. This is a wide field for the diffusion of those principles of concord and amity which Mr. Tupper proposes in his magnificent scheme. We regret we have not room for a longer notice; but we heartily wish him snccess. Certainly he has given us four numbers full of beautiful engravings, replete with interesting matter, and in which we have facts and theory, philosophy, religion and poetry, admirably combined. As an example of the latter, we select the following specimens:
“The blended memories of the good and great,
when most forlorn,
Sept. 4th. At Palermo, on board the U. S. frigate Constitution, Capt. John GWINN, of the Mediterranean squadron. He was a nalive of Maryland, and entered the naval service of the United States in 1809.
6th. At Brahan Castle, England, EDWARD STANLEY, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, aged 70.
11th. In the city of Mexico, General MARIANO PAREDES, President of Mexico, at the commencement of the late war.
19th. At Woodbury, N. J., JONAH CATTELL, aged 91, a venerable soldier of the revolution, who fought at the battle of Princeton.
20th. In California, on the Upper Sacramento, Capt. W. H. WARNER, of the Topographical Engineers. He was murdered by a party of Indians, who shot him down whilst he was leading a command, eight arrows having entered his body, and one passing entirely through it.
In Germany, Strauss, the celebrated musical composer. It is said that thirty thousand persons attended his funeral.
OCTOBER. Oct. 1st. In France, at Fontenay, M. JEAN BAPTISTE ROBILLARD, aged 113 years. He retained his faculties to the last.
In Saxony, at Raudnitz, Madame SCHREDER, one of the first tragediens in Germany, at the advanced age of 84. The emperor, Francis I., had her portrait painted and placed in the imperial museum.
In England, Admiral Sir EDWARD OWEN, at the age of 78, a distinguished officer.
4th. In Philadelphia, Penn., DANIEL FITLER, Esq., formerly High Sheriff of the city and county.
6th. At the Washington Hospital, Baltimore, EDGAR A. PoE, Esq. He was a poet of singular originality and power—of rare genius, great scholarship, and a caustic and severe critic, as well as writer in other departments of pure literature. At about 38 years of age, he terminated a life of those trials to which genius is too often subject.
7th. In Texas, near the Colorado river, Lieut. MONTGOMERY P. HARRISON, (grandson of the late President of that name.) He was
killed by the Indians. He had ridden out from camp on the afternoon of that day alone, for the purpose of ascertaining the proper road. No Indian signs had previously been seen, and no Indians were supposed to be near. He was found pierced in many places with arrows, and shot, as is supposed, with his own pistol.
11th. At Porte Grande, Island of St. Vincent, Commander GORDON, of the U. S. navy. He had been in command of the African squadron.
At Vernon, N. Y., Capt. STEPHEN BRIGHAM, at the age of 96. He served at Bunker Hill.
14th. At Hardwicke House, England, Dr. COPPLESTONE, Bishop of Llandaff, aged 73. He was distinguished for mis classical attainments, and his excellent private life.
16th. In California, Captain HERMAN THORN, of the U.S. army, drowned in crossing the Colorado river, near Gila.
20th. At Windsor, Vermont, Hon. JONATHAN H. HUBBARD, aged 81 years. He was a representative in Congress for several years, and a judge of the supreme court.
At York, Penn. Rev. ROBERT CATHCART, D.D. He was probably the oldest minister in the Presbyterian church, having attained the
age 25th. In New Hampshire, on the White mountains, Mr. FREDERICK STRICKLAND, an English gentleman, about thirty years of age, and heir to large estates, who had been travelling for some months in this country. He separated himself from his companions, lost his way, and perished on the mountains.
26th. At Boston, Mass., CHARLES E. Horn, at the age of 63— an eminent composer of music.
At Exeter, New Hampshire, BENJAMIN ABBOTT, LL.D., at the age of 87. He was extensively known as the principal of Exeter Academy, at which Daniel Webster, Lewis Cass, and other distinguished men were educated.
27th. In Baltimore county, Md., TOBIAS E. STANSBURY, 93 years old. He lived and died in the place where he was born. From the opening events of the revolutionary war, down to within a very recent period, he participated actively in national and state affairs, was repeatedly a member of the legislature, and presided as speaker of the house of delegates.
At Geneva, N. Y., Major David B. Douglass, Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in Geneva College. He entered the army at an early age, and distinguished himself in the battles of Lundy's Lane and Fort Erie. After the war, he took a leading part in re-organizing the military academy, and remained a professor there until 1830, since which he has been extensively employed in
civil engineering on some of the principal works in the United States, and was, for several years, acting president of Kenyon college. He prepared the plans and estimates of the Croton aqueduct. He was a gentleman of great worth, of polished manners, and sincere piety.
29th. At Albany, N. Y., Dr. PETER WENDELL, Chancellor of the Regents of the University of New York, and the oldest resident physician in that city, in the 64th year of his age. He was widely known, and highly respected for his intelligence, probity, and usefulness.
30th. At Shoreham, Vt., Hon. SILAS JENISON, for several years governor of that State.
In Paris, FREDERICK FRANCIS CHOPIN, at the age of 39. He was born near Warsaw, and was one of the most remarkable musicians in the world. Chopin shunned public performances. His delight was to have around him a circle of musicians and pupils who would listen to his ravishing strains as he sat extemporizing and inspired at the piano.
NOVEMBER Nov. 1st. At New Haven, Conn., Hon. Elizur GOODRICH, LL.D. at the
age of 89. Mr. Goodrich was one of the very few survivors among the men who figured in public life under the administrations of Washington and the elder Adams. Indeed, since the death of the late Albert Gallatin, he is believed to have been the eldest survivor among the members of Congress during that period.
At Kingston, Rhode Island, Sylvia TORRy, at the age of 112. Her youngest child lived with her, and was 87.
4th. At Waterloo, III., Rev. PETER Rogers, in his hundredth year. He was one of Washington's life guards in the war of Independence, and perhaps the last of that noble band.
16th. In Germany, Prince LEOPOLD ALEXANDER HOHENLOHE, Bishop of Sardica, Grand Provost and Canon of the Chapter of Groswardein, Hungary, and Mitred Abbot of St. Michael of Gaborjau, was a scion of the Waldenburg branch of the ancient and illustrious German family of Hohenlohe. The prince was born Au- , gust 17, 1794, and very early in life devoted himself to the service of religion. His fervour and piety were so ardent, and his prayers in behalf of the sick and afflicted proved so frequently successful, that many believed that he was gifted with a miraculous power. Some five and twenty years ago, this supposed divine attribute created a great sensation, and became the universal theme of conversation. The subject was then much and seriously discussed on both
sides. Since that little or nothing has been heard of the prince, who, it appears, shrank from the strange publicity given to him, and confined himself subsequently to the zealous and exemplary performance of his high clerical and episcopal functions.
Prince Hohenlohe, whatever might be the faith in his miracles, was much esteemed and beloved for the mildness and benevolence of his disposition; and his death is very generally regretted.
24th. In England, Lady CHARLOTTE LINDSAY, an accomplished and highly gifted woman, the last surviving child of the celebrated statesman, Lord North. She was one of the household of Caroline, Princess of Wales.
26th. In Rhode Island, Mrs. Henshaw, the mother of Bishop Henshaw, at the age of 79. She was devotedly pious, and anticipated death with calm composure. On the day of her death, she withdrew to her room, apparently well, and in fifteen minutes after she was found by one of her daughters seated in the same arm chair in which her husband had died in 1825—her spectacles on-the. Bible and Prayer-Book on the stand before her -not a liqib, feature or muscle moved, perfectly life-like; but her heart had ceased to beat.
27th. At Macon, Georgia, Gen. Duncan J. CLINCH. He was for many years an officer in the United States army. He served with high distinction in the war of 1812, was retained as a colonel upon the reduction of the army at its close, soon acquired a brevet as brigadier general, and with that rank, commanded in Florida in 1835-6, at the commencement of the Seminole war. He was truly a hero at the battle of Withalacoochee. He was afterwards a member of Congress, and recently a candidate for Governor of Georgia.
He was “a soldier without reproach, and an honest man.”
At Roxbury, Mass., JOSEPH ADAMS, in the hundredth year of his age.
Dec. 1st. In England, EBENEZER ELLIOTT, the celebrated “cornlaw rhymer," and devoted friend of humanity, at the age of 70. If Scott be the poet of Tweedside, and Wordsworth of the Lakes, to · Elliott, assuredly, belong the heights and dales of Yorkshire—and, yet more, its “broad towns,” in which manufacture is unable to destroy or efface the elements of poetry that lie in the human heart, “ with all its dreams and sighs.”
At Canonsburgh, S. C., Capt. John WILLIAMSON, of the U. S. army. He was a native of N. Jersey, and an accomplished officer.
In England, WILLIAM CHARLES KEPPEL, Earl of Albemarle, at