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man, as you profess to be, and let us fight it out. This delusive conduct, seized and disarmed the whole the case stood, or rather hung with their If you kill me, my men shall be yours; but if I kill without the loss of a man.
, you, your men shall be mine.
Miantonimoh re: with
horse, who uphorsed their mare and plied, ' my men came to fight, and they shall fight." on the peace, were released : the others being
fugi- brought her to her
The latter part of this story, we observe Uncas instantly fell upon the ground, and his vien tives from Philip, were retained prisoners, to the poured a shower of arrows upon the Narragansets number of about two hundred, and afterwards sent en passant, which speaks of the iron-heels, and with a borrible yell, advanced rapidly upon to Boston, and seren or eight of their leaders hang. rather forgets the beginning, which would them and put them to flight. . Uncas and his men ed; the remainder were sold into s.avery in for seem to imply that the animal had been pressed on and drove them down a precipice, scat-eign parts.
long enougb in the woods to get clear of tering them in all directions. Miantonimoh was
Truly the contriver of this abominable her shoes. overtaken and seized by Uncas, who by a shout deception had his reward. called back bis furious warriors. About thirty
The work remaining to be noticed in Narragansetts were slain, and many wounded, The seizure of the Indians by Major Waldron this article, is the first fruits of the New among whom were several noted chiefs. Finding was not forgotten. Some who had been sold into Hampshire Historical Society. The great himself in the hands of his implacable enemy, slavery abroad, had found means to return home, benefit, which has accrued to the interests Miantonimoh remained
silent, nor could Uncas, by and with impatience awaited an opportunity to re- of literature and science, by the division of any art, force him to break his sullen mood. Hadvenge themselves. A confederacy was formed by you taken me,' said the conqueror, • I should have the Pennacooks and Pigwackets, and soune others, literary labour effected by various associaasked you for my life. No reply was made by to surprise Waldron and his neighbours at Dover. tions, is too well understood and appreciatthe indignant chief, and he submitted without a The place was then defended by five garrisoned u to need any consideration in this place. murmur to his humiliating condition. He was af- houses, situated on each side
of the river, in which Wo may only observe that the objects of terwards conducted to Hartford, by his conqueror, the people generally secured themselves
in the the various historical and antiquarian soand delivered to the English, by whom he was held night. But as the Indians were frequently in the cities in this country are particularly in duress, until his fate should be determined by town for the purpose of trading with the people, no the commissioners of the colonies.
suspicions were entertained of their hostile plan, praiseworthy. Much has thus been already After an examination of his case, the commis. and the guards had become very remiss.
preserved, that would long since have probsioners resolved, “That as it was evident that Uncas The night of the twenty-seventh of June was ably been lost to the world and much more could not be safe while Miantonimoh lived; but chosen for carrying their plan into excution, In will doubtless be collected, that is now in either by secret treachery, or open force, his life the evening two Indian women were adınitted into would be constantly in danger, he might justly put several of the garrisoned houses, which gave them a fair way to become so. such a false and blood-thirsty enemy to death; but an opportunity of observing the manner in which Among the various interesting articles this was to be done out of the English jurisdiction, the gates were opened. They informed Major contained in this work, we shall notice one and without cruelty or torture.' Miantonimoh was Waldron that a number of Indians would arrive or two wbich we think particularly so. delivered to Uncas, and by a number of his trusty the next day to trade with him; and an Indian Nearly balf the volume is occupied by a men marched to the spot, where he was captured, then at the house, hospitably entertained, said to attended by two Englishmen, to see that no torture the Major, while at supper, Brother, what would reprint of Penhallow's Narrative of Indian
Wars from 1703 to 1726, a book so exceedwas inflicted; and the moment that he arrived at you do if the strange Indians should come.' the fatal spot, one of Uncas' men came up behind, dron replied, that he would assemble one hundred ing scarce, that it was with great difficulty and with his hatchet split the scull of the unfortu- men by the motion of his hand. No suspicions that a perfect copy could be found in the nate chief. It is stated that the savage Uncas then however were excited by these insinuations, and country. It is an entertaining account, but, cut out a piece of the shoulder of the dead body, the family retired to repose. In a short time a like all other original accounts, is too freand ate it, with triumph, exclaiming, . It is the large body of Indians entered the town; Waldron's sweetest meat I ever ate ; it makes my heart gate was opened, and they rushed into his room. quently such as to be little creditable to the strong" The body was buryed on the spot, and Springing from bis bed, and seizing his sword, he morality of the first settlers.
6 When I a beap of stones piled upon the grave. The place drove them back, but as he was returning for his asked one of the chief sachems,” says Pensince that time has been known by the name of gun, he was stunned by the stroke of a hatchet - hallow, wherefore it was that they were Sachen's Plain, and is situated in the town of Nor- drawn into his hall, and seating bim in a chair
, so bigotted to the French, considering their wich in Connecticut.
they asked, Who shall judge Indians now. They traffic with them was not so advantageous
then proceeded to torment him, by cutting his body Horrible as the action of Uncas on this and face in the most horrid manner; and at length as with the English? he gravely replied, occasion must appear to every one, it was despatched him, took the other people, pillaged the that the friars taught them to pray, but that of a savage, whose education had not house, and set it on fire.
the English never did,'” and he admits taught him better things; and we have no The author, while speaking of the Indian that the argument was well founded. hesitation in considering it less worthy of deer traps (which were made by bending Among other stories in this account, we detestation, than the treacherous conduct down a sapling, having a loop affixed to the have one of the conduct of an Indian at Cocheco, of Major Waldron, a man edu- end, and securing it so as to be easily dis- widow, which shows that the natives were cated under the light of christianity, and engaged by an animal passing through it) not always without a certain share of what one of place and authority among a people alludes to an anecdote related, in a very lu- Touchstone calls,“ natural philosophy." who valued themselves upon the purity of dicrous manner, by Wood in his New Eng. Samuel Butterfield, who being sent to Groton as their religion. The account is thus given land's Prospect. As one of our principal a soldier, was with others attacked as they were by Mr Hoyt.
aims in this Gazette is to amuse our read. gathering in the harvest ; his bravery was such,
ers, we shall extract the account from that he killed one and wounded another, but being coast into Maine , still continued, and most of the Wood, though not particularly to the pur- and it happened that the slain Indian was a saga:
by , ; settlements in that quarter partook of the general pose of this review.
more, and of great dexterity in war, which caused calamity. The Massachusetts forces were now at “ An English mare, having strayed from a matter of lamentation, and enraged them to such liberty to turn their arms in that direction; and her owner, and grown wild by her long so- a degree that they vowed the utmost revenge: some Captains Sill and Hawthorn, with two companies, journing in the woods, ranging up and down were for whipping him to death, others for burning were sent to Cocheco, where they joined Major with the wild crew, stumbled into one of these submitted the issue to the Squaw Widow, conclud
him alive, but differing in their sentiments, they Waldron at that place. At this time about four hundred Indians had assembled in the vicinity of traps, which stopt her speed, hanging her, ing she would determine something very dreadful;
the Major's house, part of whom were Pennacooks, like Mahomet's tomb, betwixt carth and but when the matter was opened, and the fact conwho had agreed on terms of peace, but now began heaven; the morning being come, the In- sidered, her spirits were so moderate as to make to show a hostile spirit. Sill and Hawthorn were dians went to look what good success their no other reply than Fortune L'guerre. Upon desirous of attacking them, but the Major finally venison traps had brought them, but seeing if by killing him, you can bring my husband to
which some were uneasy, to whom she answered, devised a plan to seize them by a stratagem. Не proposed to the Indians a training and sham-fight such a long-scutted deer prance in their life again, I beg you to study what death you the next day. With the forces he had with hin, merritotter, they bade her good morrow, please ; but if not, let him be my servant;' wlieb he was to join the two companies of Sill and Haw- crying out,“ What cheer, what cheer, Eng- he accordingly was, during his captivity, and bad thorn, which were to form one party, and the In- lishman's squaw horse ?” having no better favor shewn him. dians the other, and the latter agreed to the play: epithet than to call her a woman-horse ; We suspect that Butterfield was comely of At the time appointed the parties met, and Wali but being loth to kill her and as fearful to aspect, as well as strong of arm, dron, as commander, diverted them some time, and received their harmless fire; he then contrived to approach the friscadoes of her iron-heels, We were much interested by the last surround them, and closing in his troops, changed they posted to the English to tell them how I will and testament of Standish, the famous
on elocution are, in many places, too diffuse dissolve.” You will hardly believe this pos- chandelier, the effect of which is excellent. and miscellaneous, and have too little of a sible, and yet it is literally the fact. It The music is likewise very good. The first systematic form to make good class books. requires two or three days' attendance to tune usually played in British theatres, is With reference to Walker's remarks on drill one's muscles into proper order for the “God save the King,” when all rise and inflections, Dr Porter says, “The conviction occasion. Oratory indeed is not the forte uncover. The company is very tolerable, that he (Walker) was treating a difficult of the Scotch. I have heard but few speak- and the pieces, whenever I have been pressubject, led him to the very common mis- ers at the bar, but they were no better than ent, have gone off well; the house is best take of attempting to make bis meaning the professors. lo short, I have not yet attended on Saturday evening, as private plain by prolixity of remark and multi- heard in pulpit, forum, or college chair, a parties on that night must break up at plicity of roles ;'* and, with regard to his single speaker, who would be considered twelve, and of course they are not so comown work, " The view of these elements, above mediocrity on our side of the Atlan- mon as in the preceding part of the week. to which he (Walker) devotes about a hun. tic, and the majority are intolerable.
A few days since, B and I visited dred and fifty pages, after he enters on in. They have here a custom, indecorous in Holyrood, where we saw a series of grim flections, I bere attempt to comprise in a the highest degree, that of applauding the kings, from Fergus to James the Seventh, short compass. The rest of his work may lecturer by clapping and stamping; I hardly the greater part of whoin never existed anybe read with increased advantage, if the new recollect when my nerves have been more where, except on the walls of the palace, classification which I have given, should be horrified” than they were by the first or in the noddles of certain addle-headed intelligible." To our clerical readers, in specimen of this kind of salutation to a historians. The full length figure of Robert particular, we would recommend Dr Por- venerable professor. Moreover, as soon as Bruce is a very fine one, and that of Queen ter's tract. They will find that it bases the the hour appointed to each teacher expires, Mary, though somewhat defaced, is the most inflections of elocution on those of conver- the hearers rise without the smallest cere- beautiful picture I have ever seen of her. sation ; that it compresses the phraseology mony, and leave him in the lurch. Once, I do not mean that the painting is remarkof the rules, and thus places the principles indeed, I knew this to happen in the very ably good, but only that it gave me a better of the rules in a much clearer light. midst of a story, of which the lecturer re- idea of the beauty of the original, than I
We regret that the author of this pamph- sumed the thread the following day, as if have been able to get from any other. We let did not add to his analysis of inflections, nothing had happened. To do equal justice, were then shown Mary's apartments, in a simple theory of tones as expressive of however, I believe the same, or similar cus- which, by the way, no genteel domestic of emotion. No department of elocution is, in toms prevail in Philadelphia.
the present day would endure to reside. our opinion, less understood than this; and in Many of the churches are uncomfortable Rizzio's blood on the floor, Lord Darnley's none are there more or worse errors in read- beyond all conception. Last Sunday I was armour, boots, gloves, &c. were among the ing and speaking. The whole apparatus of present at one, which, in this particular, curiosities of the place. The boots resemanalysis, definitions, and rules, are no where would beggar description. I have been try- bled those which fishermen now use, on more wanted than here. What is commonly ing in vain to hit upon some mode of con- the banks of Newfoundland. In one of the called a tone in reading or in speaking, is veying to you some idea of it, but language apartments were two pictures, one of Jane nothing else than the substitution of the tone was unfortunately made before people had Shore, and the other of Nell Gwinn, both of one emotion for that of another, or the any notion, that it was ever to be employed very beautiful faces, but the latter so exexpression of emotion where none is implied. for such a purpose. I have seen edifices, quisite, that it is difficult to cease looking Now the best possible remedy for such faults, in the construction of which, beauty was at it. I do not believe that any woman is a thorongh analytic investigation of tones. sacrificed to convenience, and vice versâ ; was ever so beautiful. We cannot but hope, that an author so well but here beauty, convenience, light, and The days at this season have a very gloomy qualified for the task, as the writer of this air were disregarded, without any one pos- appearance, even when they are perfectly analysis of inflections, will be induced to sible equivalent. The fact is, that they di- clear. The sun is so low, that noon looks publish a brief and practical treatise on this vide an old Gothic cathedral, when they like our evening, or rather afternoon just interesting subject.
can find a whole one, into two, three, or before sunset. He rises and creeps along more separate places of worship, and crowd a few hours, just above the Pentland hills,
them with pews, so narrow, that a seat in casting long shadows across the streets, and MISCELLANY.
them is little better than one in a Yankee slides down again, leaving us in need of canstage-coach, containing sixteen insides, the dles by four o'clock, or earlier. He is now,
last being rammed io by the driver, who, like however, on the ascent again. I cannot No. VII.
nature, abhors a vacuum, and, with bis shoul- say that this arrangement suits me quite as
der applied to the door, secures the whole well as our own more vertical suns, and am Edinburgh, January 5, 18—,
mass as effectually as the contents of one glad that I am not called on to remain here MY DEAR FRIENDS,
of their own trunks. In much the same the remainder of my days. To make up for The number of students attending manner was I crowded into one of the afore the present short allowance of daylight, the lectures, during the present session, is said pews, snugly constructed behind an im- they have a superfluity of it at midsummer, about twenty-five hundred, of whom six or mense pillar, which served to conceal the when there is scarcely any darkness. The seven hundred are medical, The lecture preacher, as well as a considerable portion weather is quite mild yet, nor is it ever 80 rooms are by no means so beautiful as those of the congregation, and was fain to relieve cold here as with us, but the winters are more in our own Medical College, nor do the pro- the tediousness of a great portion of the unpleasant, rainy, and foggy, and the streets fessors generally lecture as well, that is, service by decyphering the inscription on an are shockingly muddy. Indeed, to judge from pot as eloquently, though perhaps more old monumentai plate, which comniemorated our experience hitherto, a Scotch winter is learnedly. Dr Hope, for instance, rants as the assassination of the Regent Murray. certainly a very different matter from a New badly as any understrapping actor, whom There are a great many Americans here England one. It is fall weather, and that I remember to have heard; and any thing this session, and a considerable portion of is all. There has nothing appeared, as yet, like rant, connected with a performance so them are Yankees. There is no city, if you like snow, and hardly any frost. I do not rigidly didactic in its nature, as a chemical will allow me the parody, but is vexed by know where Thomson got his description lecture, produces an effect of the most lu. their pbizzes. Strangers, bowever, are no of a man perishing in a snow-storm. The dicrous kind. Just conceive of a professor vexation to Auld Reekie, for the gude town inhabitants, however, seem to be agreed, in a black gown, delivering such a sentence is in a great measure supported by visitors that the present season is unusually mild. as this : “ The sea-water is evaporated in of various kinds.
They are generally very careless of themlarge shallow pans,” with arm extended, The theatre in Edinburgh is small, but selves. Every one seeros to have a cold, and all the circumstance of a school orator very pretty. It is illuminated by gas-lights, and there is sometimes so much coughing spouting, “ Yea, all which it inherit, sbali I arranged in the form of a single superb lin the lecture rooms, that it is difficult to
LETTERS FROM A TRAVELLER.
hear the lecturer. They laugh at me, some- had gone half way, it rained, and when I nite present and the indefinite past; and, times, when I go out in the evening muffiled reached home, it was again clear. Hap- agreeably to the principle we have prein a plaid cloak, and they are quite welcome pening to remark to a gentleman the other viously stated, these are the only tenses so to do; I have no ambition to make one in day, on the beauty of the preceding even which should be recognised in our gramthe interesting class of consumptives, which ing, he said he was sorry that he could not mars. In some cases the past participle as, abound here, as might be expected. agree with me, as he had been wet to the sumes a form different from the indefinite
I see, occasionally, in my walks, the robin- skin. It appeared, on investigation, that I past tense, as take, tonk, taken; but the parti red-breast, so famous in nursery ballads. It had been abroad at a quarter before ten, ciple does not express, any tense of the verb is a pretty, sociable little bird, and I feel a and he a quarter after. You may smile at different from the form of the indefinite past. great respect for it, on account of that affair this account of the weather, but I assure We call both the present tense and the of the Babes in the Wood. It is very like you, it is far enough from being matter of past indefinite, because they do not deinite, a wren, or small sparrow, having the neck sport to me. If it were always stormy, one ly determine the time of the action. What and breast brownish red, and quite different might be always provided, and the reverse; we have denominated the indefinite present, from either of the birds which go by the as it is, I make out but badly. The natives is no more nor less than the simple form of name of robin in New England. As winter seem to think calculations about the state the verb, wbich expresses being, action, or approaches, it becomes very tame. of the atmosphere quite out of the question. passion without denoting any thing of time.
It is a custom in this city, on the eve of They appear to dress always in the same It therefore applies to all times, without the new year, for the lower class of people way, and to take the changes as they come, designating any time. We shall not conto run about the streets, as soon as the clock with laudable composure.
tend for the correctness of the name bere strikes twelve, with the most extravagant I have lately visited, with B, the applied to it; but we are confident in asdemonstrations of joy, wishing every one a Botanic Garden, which is situated between serting, that it is indefinite, and that the happy new year, shaking hands with all the Edinburgh and Leith. It a very good common definition, which makes it denote men, and kissing all the females, which one, and the plants are well arranged. what is now passing, is quite incorrect. ceremony, every one, whether gentle or Even at this season, the holly-hedges, and This will be sufficiently proved by a very simple, is obliged to submit to, who happens many of the shrubs are quite green, and few examples. The sun rises and sets every to be abroad, even ladies in their carriages, some small plants, as the snow-drop and day in the year. He lives virtuously. When if the mob choose it; though, of course, no others, in flower. In the green-house were you retire from the labour and bustle of the female ventures out, without urgent neces- many curiosities, of which it is unnecessary day, think of One who is always mindful of sity, if she has any objection to the process. to give any particular account. A red-breast you. In these examples, and thousands of B- and I sallied out about one, when had here taken up his abode, enjoying the others, it is obvious, that this form of the the uproar was at the highest; our hands genial temperature, and twittering and hop- verb has no particular reference to present were nearly shaken from our bodies, but, ping about with greatglee, amid palms, aloes, time; and, generally, when the simple form fortunately, we were assailed by none but and bananas. We were much pleased at the of the verb is not marked by any peculiar those of our own sex, in which we had bet- sight of a large pitch-pine, such as those emphasis, it has no reference to time. When ter luck than H, a former comrade of that abound in the woods of Massachusetts, we place the simple form of the verb in opmine in the medical staff of that renowned standing alone in the garden; we recog. position to the past, it receives the peculiar body, the Massachusetts militia. One of nized him as a countrynan, and felt proud emphasis to which we allude ; but even in the fair sex seized him, and insisted upon to remark how majestic and noble he looked, these instances, the tense is more commonly his kissing her, which he was obliged to do though far from his native soil.
denoted by other words. as a refusal would have been not only un- Among the phrases in frequent use in this In like manner, the past time does not gallant, but somewhat dangerous.
city, none is more troublesome to us Yan- define the time of the action, but merely I have several times mentioned the yaria- bees than the word “clever.” It means denotes it to be past. When accompanied ble nature of Scottish weather. This is more bere smartness and intelligence, while, with with auxiliaries, it is made to express the remarkable, perhaps, in Edinburgh than us, it may be, and indeed commonly.is, apo time of the action with any degree of preelsewhere. The following are instances of plied to persons of moderate abilities. Here cision that is required; these auxiliaries this: A few days since, the morning, at eight it is high praise, but at home, it is at best make no part of the verb, and they more o'clock, threatened a storm, or rather it was but a nugatory denomination, and an old frequently consist of what are termed adsomething between clear and stormy, and acquaintance of mine used to assert, that verbs and nouns, than of verbs. It is often somewhat cold, with a high wind. Nine his father was once prosecuted for slander, necessary to use a great number of them, o'clock gave some intimation of fair weath- because he had called one of his neighbours in order to mark the time with exactness; er; at ten the clouds began to break away, a clever kind of a man.
as, I dined at half past two on the twentyand the sun seemed on the point of appear- I hear little of home; D's engage- second day of last February. If we admit ing; at eleven, twelve, and one, it rained ment was the latest piece of informa- the use of auxiliaries in forming tenses, all torrents, blew a hurricane, and was as dark tion. This did not surprise me much; for, the words in the above sentence are of this as black clonds could make it; so that one as old Burton saith, - how should it be class, except the first two ; and it might could hardly see to read; attwoit began again otherwise ? The opportunity of time and be that all the words in a volume, with the to be clear, and at three we had a lovely, place, with their circumstances, are so for- exception of one term, would be auxiliaries. mild afternoon, with bright sunshine, alınost cible motives, that it is unpossible almost They would not be auxiliary verbs, but they unclouded sky, and scarcely any wind; at for young folks, equal in years, to live to- are used not the less to aid in forming and half past three, rain again; at four, clear, gether, and not be in love; especially where fixing the tense of the verb. If we admit with a prospect of a fine evening; at five, they are idle, in summo gradu, fare well, tenses of sense as well as of form, we shall thick, dark, misty, and clondy; at six, beau- live at ease, and cannot tell otherwise how therefore have as many as there are diftiful moonlight, with a few fleecy clouds; to spend their time.” But, however this ferent times expressed by combinations of from seven to ten, cloudy and dark; at may be, I trust you will all, time and place words. We can imagine no reason for limeleven, moonlight again, and clear; and half fitting, follow so good an example, and, as iting the number to six or even six millions, an hour after, as dismal a night as one would old Edie says, " that I'll live to see it.” if we exceed the two which are expressed wish to witness. The other evening, being Farewell.
by different forms of the verb. Why should at B?, without an umbrella, I felt some
we make the English language conform in alarm at hearing the rain pattering against
this respect to the Latin, rather than to the the windows. I remained a short time
Greek? We can express, with the aid of longer, and the scene was changed to a
other parts of speech, and sometimes with fine moonlight evening. My walk bome THERE are only two tenses expressed by the aid only of verbs, many more tenses accupied about twenty minutes; before I distinct forms of English verbs, the indefi- I than are given in the grammars of other
ON THE COMMON SYSTEMS OF ENGLISH
languages; and why should we not give and define the exact meaning and use of The funeral train has long past on, them as bigh a rank as the four mixed every word. We advise such instructers to
And time wiped dry the father's tear! tenses which we now adopt? The Arauca- learn first to define every word in the situa
Farewell --lost matden!--there is one nian, a language more regular in its forma- tion in which stands, and to parse it first by
That mourns thee yet, and he is here.
H. W. L. tion, and more copious than almost any itself; let the scholar be taught to do the other, has nine tenses formed by established same; and then we care not how many variations of the verb itself. We can trans- combinations and groups are formed, nor
TAE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL late all these into English, as easily as we whether any thing more is done than to Mountains of Israel! rear on high can translate the Latin tenses; but this decide to what part of speech a whole book Your suinmits crowned with verdure new, furnishes no reason for making nine English belongs.
W. And spread your branches to the sky, tenses, while our verbs cannot express them
Refulgent with celestial dew.
O'er Jordan's stream of gentle flow; by regular variations of their form.
And Judah's peaceful vallies smile, All our grammarians contend that the
And far reflect the lovely glow first and great division of tenses is into pres
Where ocean's waves incessant toil. ent, past, and future; but they go on the false principle of making metaphysical tenses, or
See where the scattered tribes return; tenses of sense, instead of verbal tenses, or O thou, whose awful wings unfurled
Their slavery is burst at length, those formed by variations of the verb it
Across the waste of darkness brood,
And purer flames to Jesus burn, self. If this general division be adopted,
And sweep along the subject world
And Zion girds on her new strength : while auxiliaries are required to express the
With desolating progress rude!
New cities bloom along the plain,
New temples to Jehovah rise, future tense, authority is certainly given for So swiftly down the stream of years,
The kindling voice of praise again forming an infinite number of tenses as sub- Dark in thy course as death and night,
Pours its sweet anthems to the skies. divisions. We are aware that we shall be And heedless of thy victin's tears.
The fruitful fields again are blest, considered as inordinately heretical in rejecting the future tense; but we will ac
Sweep on,-sweep on! thine awful course
And yellow harvests smile around;
Sweet scenes of heavenly joy and rest, knowledge our error, when it shall be
And thy last echoes wild and hoarse
Where peace and innocence are found ! shown, that English verbs have any form Be heard o'er nature's fipal tomb!
The bloody sacrifice no more for denoting future time. The considera- Then must thou curb thy daring wing,
Shall smoke upon the altars hightion, that the cominon division of time is
And furl thy pinions in dismay;
But ardent hearts, from hill to shore
Send grateful incense to the sky! into present, past, and future, has satisfied
The dirge, that tells thy fading day. grammarians, that our verbs must mark this
The jubilee of man is near, division ; but they might with equal pro- Child of eternity! once more
When earth, as heaven, shall own His reiga; priety have decided, that our verbs have Shalt thou take refuge in its breast,"
He comes, to wipe the mourner's tear, 25567) tenses, because that is the number
And on that undistinguished shore
And cleanse the heart from sin and pain. of days in a man's life, who lives three score
Thy glories and thy power shall rést!
Praise bim, ye tribes of Israel! praise Lost in the wild and boundless sca
The king that ransomed you from wo: and ten years. If we are to estimate the
That ne'er may feel or tide or low,
Nations! the hymn of triumph raise, number of tenses by the number of imagin- What hope shall then remain to thee
And bid the song of rapture flow!
EN able periods of time in which an action may Stretched by the latest tempest's blow. be done, how many shall we bave ?
Secure from thee and all thy powers
Throughout His boundless, endless reiga;
Since our previous notices of this noblebe of the same or of different names, and
E'er hell shall ope ber central gloom,
man, Mr Hobhouse has published a pamphlet
A long eternity of pain ! parsing every word by itself. If the scholar
in contradiction to many circumstances in understand the meaning of his sentence, he
Capt. Medwin's book, and in a “Narrative will always know whether the time de
of Lord Byron's Voyage to Sicily, Corsica, soribed or implied be present, past, or fu- DIRGE OVER A NAMELESS GRAVE. and Sardinia, in 1821, in the Mazeppa.” It ture, and will generally have occasion to By yon still river, where the waré
is melancholy to observe how little faith mark it with even greater precision; but Is winding slow at evening's close, can be put in any thing published to gratify let him not be taxed with the vain effort to
The beech, upon a nameless grave,
public curiosity. Mr Shelley, who is redetermine the time by the conjugation of
Its sadly-moving shadow throws.
ported to have been converted in a storm the verb. The simple form of the verb or O'er the fair woods the sun looks down at sea, on board Lord Byron's yacht, “the indefinite present, is to be distinguished Upon the many-twinkling leaves, Mazeppa,” is proved never to have been at from the declension or indefinite past; and
And twiligIn's mellow shades are brown,
sea with Lord Byron in his life; Lord the present and past participles are to be
Where darkly the green turf upheaves.
Byron never to have had a yacht called distinguished in the same manner. What
The river glides in silence there,
“ the Mazeppa"-and, moreover, no yacht is called the compound perfect participle, And hardly waves the sapling tree : whatever at the time mentioned. and all the compounded tenses and parti- Sweet flowers are springing, and the air Capt. Medwin makes Lord Byron say, ciples should be entirely rejected.
Is full of balm,—but where is she ! « I have been concerned in many duels as In closing these remarks, we will antici.
They bade her wed a son of pride,
second ; but only two as principal; one was pate one objection which will be felt by And leave the hopes she cherished long : with Hobhouse, before I became intimate many teachers, even if they do not choose She loved but one, -and would not hide with himn.” Mr Hobhouse declares he nev. to express it. In order to parse in the man
A love which knew no wrong.
er fought a duel with Lord Byron; and ner we have recommended, every term must
And months went sadly on,-and years :
not only that, but that Lord Byron never be well understood, and this will require a And she was wasting day by day:
fought a duel with any body. The above measure of knowledge rarely possessed. To At length she died,--and many tears
may serve as specimens of fat contradiccast several words into a group, and give Were shed, that she should pass away. tion. them a name which will denote only the
The story told by Lord Byron to Capt. use which they serve collectively, is the
Then came a gray old man, and knelt
Medwin, concerning the duel between constant resort of those who are too igno
And others mourned for him, who felt
Capt. Stackpoole and a Lieutenant, has also rant or too lazy to analyze the sentence That he had sealed a daughter's doom.
been publicly contradicted by some friend
NEWSPAPERS IN GREAT BRITAIN.
of the former, and its misstatements ex- we come to add to the list of London pa. quite applicable to the purposes of warfare. posed.
pers, those which are printed in the coun. It is asserted that a thirty-six pounder, with
try, and in Ireland and Scotland, we shall all its apparatus, steam boiler, generator, LORD BYRON'S SPEECAES.
find the account still more enormous. The &c., may be drawn about a field of battle, The parliamentary speeches of Lord By- number of these may be taken broadly at by four or five horses, and discharged with ron have been printed from copies prepar- two hundred and thirty-five, most of which fifty times the rapidity of an ordinary caned by his Lordship for publication. They appear once a week, a few daily, and some The Greek Committee, it is stated, are only three. The first delivered 27th twice or thrice a week. Sometimes there were very anxious to obtain a few of Mr February, 1812, on the “ Frame-work bill,” are two hundred and forty provincial pa. Perkin's steam-cannons, for the purpose of which he characterized as “ fit only to be pers, at others two hundred and thirty; enabling the Greeks to hasten the surrencarried into effect by a jury of butchers we take the average, therefore, at two hun. der of Patras and the other fortresses in with a Judge Jeffreys to direct them;" the dred and thirty-five; but from the increas- Greece which are held by the Turks; but next, April 21, of the same year, on the ing intellectual wants of the people, we it is said they were prevented from obtainEarl of Donoughmore's motion on the may safely expect that the number will ing them by a treaty between Mr Perkins Catholic claims; and the other on present- soon be two hundred and fifty. Each of and our ministry, for the exclusive right to ing Major Cartwright's petition for parlia. and from three to six men and boys as com- It is said that Lord Gambier has reported
these papers has an editor or publisher, these tremendous engines of destruction. mentary reform.
positors and pressmen. The weekly amount most favourably of them to government, of salaries paid, upon these establishments, and that they will speedily be adopted !!!"
must be about 18001., or 92,0001. annually ; If we make due allowance for the few Hugh Campbell
, LL. D. &c., the illustra- and the other expenses of the establish- little words we have italicised in the above tor of Ossian's Poems, is about publishing ments may be about 1000l. weekly or notice, it will not seem very strange, if in the Love Letters of Mary, Queen of Scots, 52,0001. annually, all of course exclusive of the end, the virtues of this celebrated ento James, Earl of Bothwell; with her love
stamps and paper.
We now come to the gine should be found to exist principally in
weekly, and the Sunday papers to between THE UNITED STATES LITERARY
GAZETTE, 300,000 weekly. Many of the country news- beginning with the Second Volume, will be It is not an extreme calculation to state papers publish two or three thousand copies, published in a new form. The proprietors that there are, upon the eight morning pa. but others not more than four or five hun. I will spare no expense and the editors no pers, and the six evening papers published dred. Considering, however, that several ap- exertions to make the work deserve a conin London, at least one hundred and twenty pear more than once a week, we do not probliterary gentlemen, receiving weekly sala-ably exaggerate, if we say that they throw tinuance of the generous public patronage ries to the amount of 6001. exclusive of off weekly 200,000 copies, making, altogeth- it has already received. those who are paid for their communica- er, 500,000 copies. Of this number, of tions.
If to the daily papers we add about course, some thousands go abroad, but they TO CORRESPONDENTS. forty Sunday papers, and papers published amount to but little compared with the
J-E is informed that his poem, called "The twice or thrice during the week, we shall gross circulation. Five hundred thousand
Sisters" has not been received by the editor.
Has HENRY forgotten his promises ?
LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS
paper, 15001., making a weekly sum of 2500l., By the provincial press do. 93,6001. By Cummings, Hilliard, & Co.—Boston. or 130,000l. per annum, paid by the Lon. Paper
91,0001. don newspaper press, in salaries only: 500,000 stamps
Outlines of the Principal Events in the
336,666l. 138. 4d. Life of General Lafayette. From the North Ameriand to this we may add, at least 1,2001.
can Review. weekly, or 62,4001. per annum, for the re
721,266l. 138. 4d. Dalzel's Collectanea Græca Majora maining expenses, exclusive of stamps and paper, making altogether nearly 200,0001. sive of advertisements, expended by the
We have here more than 700,0001. exclu- Stereotype edition.
Triumphs of Liberty;, the Prize Ode, per annum. With respect to the number of persons employed upon the London news- newspaper press, annually, of which about recited by Mr Finn, at the Boston Theatre, on the
360,0001. go to the government for stamps 1825. By Ebenezer Bailey. papers, directly and indirectly, taking in and the excise duty on paper.
anniversary of Washington's Birth-day, Feb. 22, editors, reporters, publishers, printers, press
Revised Testament. The New Testamen, and others, deriving from them their
ment of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; in
which the Text of the Common Version is divided subsistence, we are quite able to state it, at the very lowest, at fifteen hundred, many
The biblical world is at present occupied tered, and some words not in the original expunged.
into paragraphs, the punctuation in many cases alof whom derive emoluments which enable in the investigation of a Hebrew roll of them to live as gentlemen, whilst none are great antiquity, found in a vessel captured without a handsome competence ; for it is a by the Greeks, which roll has recently By T. P. & J. S. Fowle-Boston. fact, that, in no employment are persons paid been brought to England. The enormous American First Class Book. By Joba more liberally than upon newspapers.
The sum of twelve hundred and fifty pounds has Pierpont, author of " Airs of Palestine," &c. Ser. compositors have, upon morning papers, been asked for this relic; half that amonnt enth edition from a new set of stereotype plates.
The Rational Guide to Reading and Oreach 21. 88. weekly, and upon evening pa- is said to have been offered for it by an
thography. By William B. Fowle. pers, 21. 38. 6d.; and the pressmen are paid eminent Hebrew capitalist.
Chambaud's French Fables, new edition. equally well, although their labour has been much diminished by the introduction of
PERKIN'S STEAM GUN.
Practical Geography, as taught in the
Monitorial School, Boston. Part First. By Wilprioting machines instead of presses. When « Mr Perkid's steam gun is said to be liam B. Eowle.