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the author, something may surely the author enlarges with judgment be inferred from his having repre. and energy, and it is impossible for sented his hero as influenced by his any attentive reader to rise from friend's reasonings to lay aside his the perusal of these discourses withmurderous purposes.
out an understanding enlightened, Among the causes of suicide the and a heart improved. The style author classes an early and exces- is free from all affected and ambi. sire indulgence in the pleasures of tious ornaments, and flows in the life; the habit of intemperate drink. constant and graceful tenor of siming; the habit of gaming; the in- plicity and perspicuity, and we dulgence in criminal love; hibits of doubt not but this performance will idleness ; desires for worldly goods; prove as lasting, as it is a pleasing, and, lastly, the absence of sincere monument of the author's good taste and vital piety. On all these heads and good principles.
And is he my brother? cried Ella,
The scorpion reproach had no place in aghast;
her breast, Oh, my heart, is there none to deny?
She blush'd for no vices her own; No wonder the tie was cemented so fast, The tie I yet feel, and the tie that will
Yet the load was increas'd; for, while last
faint and oppress'd, While my bosom can heave with a By a
ove with a By a lunatic fair she was wildly ad
And call'd on for wrongs to atonc. Ah me! that enchanting adorable grace
My eyes have been wont to admire, 'Twas Anna the rustic, yet fair as the That wanton'd around him, and shone
rose in his face,
In her bosom so prettily worn; Which the slightest the coldest observer Who fancied poor Ela the cause of her could trace,
woes, Was the semblance alone of my sire. Her sister, twin sister in murder'd re
pose, My parent, how cruel! how could he
Twin lilies the tempest had shorn. betray That virtue he bade me revere ; Come Ella, 'tis Anna who calls from And so gentle a lamb might have led her cell! him the day:
And see they have chain'd me how But who do I tarry? ah, why this delay?
side! Poor Alfred will shortly be here. Come, bring me my babe! I've a story
to tell ; And must be, alas! ah, must Alfred
acma Thou canst not, thou must not with
Florio dwell, suppose That wantonly I can resign
For Anna is Florio's bride. The hand which would shield me from legions of foes,
Yet should he, alas! hear the words 1 The heart that would feel, and partake wow seak, of my woes?
He would say 'twas the nightingale's O zid me, Biest Power divine!
Or should he behold the warm tear on As erst he had wander'd the popian my cheek,
among, He would chide me, and say it was silly with melody sweet, ere his lute was and weak,
unstrung, And bind this green ribbon more Ere despair had her standard unfurld.
strong. Lost Ella now shrunk from the light of My brother, my brother, cried Ella, the day ;
awake! O wrap me in darkness, she said ; O could I for thee but have died! For where shall I hide me? Oh, how the passions how direful, what victims shall I shun,
they make, My mind that's so wretched, myself so Poor Anna is lost, and my heart it will undone,
break, And Anna, the lunatic maid.
And Alfred lies cold by my side. But oh, when no art could her Alfred restore,
To the wretched time moves with too The pent thood of anguish gave wav,
tardy a pace; And secrets escap'd her, so treasur'd She chides it for passing so slow, before,
And pines for the night no morn can As she hissd his cold cheeks a thousand
efface, times o'er,
For no horror in death can the desolate The pallid, yet beautiful clay.
trace, T his tresses of sable the icicl»s hung. Which is their sole respite from woe. Which oft had with dew been im
AMERICAN LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.
THE design of republishing Col. The first, second, and third oum. lections of the Massachusetts Histo- bers of the Assembly's Missionary rical Society, which had been relin- Magazine have appeared in this quished for want of encouragement, city. It is published under the pa. is resumed. The expence will be tronage of the general assembly of defrayed by the funds of the society, the presbyterian church in the Unit. who will trust to the sale of the ed States. work for a reimbursement. It is Samuel F. Bradford, of Philadel. intended to reprint, at present, the phia, is now preparing for the press three first volumes only, which are the New Cyclopædia, or Universal out of print. The first numbers of Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, in this valuable work, which were ori. twenty volumes, quarto; formed upginally published in the American on a more enlarged plan of arrangeApollo, can now be found only in the ment than the dictionary of Mr. library of the society, or in the tew Chambers. Comprehending the vasets owned by the members.
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this edition is conducted is generally W. W. Woodward, of Philadel. known. The latest and best editions phia, has issued proposals for pub- of this poet are carefully revised, lishing Adams's Lectures on Natu- the less interesting matter in the ral and Experimental Philosophy, commentary is omitted, and some revised, corrected, and considerably useful additions have been made enlarged by Robert Patterson, pro- from the stock of American sagacity fessor of mathematics, and, pro tem- and ingenuity. pore, teacher of natural philosophy, Proposals have been issued for in the university of Pennsylvania. publishing, by subscription, Lectures The publisher is now waiting for a on Theology, by the late Dr. Charles new edition of the work, coming out Nisbet, president of Dickinson col. in London, by Jones.
lege. This work is to be prefaced Proposals have been issued for with a life of the author, by Dr. S. publishing by subscription, in month- Miller, of New York. ly numbers, a work entitled Amce To those who are acquainted with nitates Graphicæ, or an instructive the character of the late Dr. Nisbet, and amusing collection of views, ani. no recommendation will be neces. mals, plants, flowers, fruits, mine- sary to engage their attention to rals, antiquities, costumes, and other this publication. His profound eru. interesting objects; carefully select- dition, his eminent talents, and his ed and engraved, either from draw- fervent piety, rendered him, for ings after nature, or from the best many years, a distinguished light in representations of those objects; the church of Scotland, and a prin. with descriptive and explanatory cipal leader of what is there denosketches, in English and French : minated the orthodox party. His the whole calculated to excite, in high reputation induced the trustees youth of both sexes, a taste for use- of Dickinson college to call him from ful and ornamental knowledge, and the conspicuous and honourable to assist the cultivation of the same, sphere of usefulness which he occuas well as the cultivation of the lan- pied in his native country, to take guages in which the sketches are the presidency of that institution. written. The descriptive and ex. This important station he held for near twenty years, with a degree of
TO CORRESPONDENTS. honour to himself, and of advantage to the seminary, which those who THE author of the Elegiac Star. have attended to the progress of zas is earnestly solicited to make American literature well know. this work the depository of his fuThe lectures now proposed to be gitive pieces. Many such must be published were delivered, at Dickin. lying in his port folio. Whatever son college, to a select class of theve resolutions his diffidence may adopt, logical students, who heard them with regard to the future, a mase with so much gratification and inso prompt and fertile as his will find struction, that manuscript copies it impossible to be wholly silent. were eagerly sought after, and by a She cannot open her lips but to few obtained ; and application was awaken the respectful attention of a made to the venerable president, on much greater number than he seems his death-bed, for his consent to at present aware of, and her most have the whole laid before the pub- careless and unlaboured effusions lic, in a more correct and perfect will be gratefully received. The form.
editor extremely regrets that he Though the body of theological cannot admit these stanzas into the instruction, now offered to the world, present number. He is obliged to was not originally formed with a reserve them for the next. view to publication, and though it Yelse's favour was received too did not receive the advantage of the late for the present number. author's last corrections; yet, unless N. WE's advice is well meant, but his friends have formed a very par. if the editor's integrity would allow tial and erroneous estimate of the him to follow such counsel, he wants, work, it will be found to contain a alas! both the wit and the invention rich fund of theological learning, that are requisite to make it gracewhich will abundantly repay the ful and becoming. In VERO tutis. reader, and form a lasting monu- simnis ibis, an honest poet would ment to the honour of the author. say.