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ed as " him so loved,' while of a cel. From the fine front its graceful laurel ebrated advocate it is observed, that
Striving, unblest, to wreath the serpent Still, with speaking gaze, or starting
there ?" tear, ADMIRING CROWDS the peerless plead- In explanation of which it must be er hear.”
recollected that the author avows
himself to be a foreigner,' and as These descriptions are surely not such probably in the habit of seeexpressive either of total disregarding distinguished talents remuneor unqualified neglect. That idea rated, not with phantom honours, was probably obtained from the but with large pensions, high titles, following lines
and commanding influence. But . Beneath thy temple's holiest veil is indebted to his personal exertion
the elevated and opulent Bostonian retired, See the blest preacher by his God in
and industry for the independence spired,
he enjoys, while any adventitious Warm from his lips the words of life station or distinction, he may pos
descend, Yet these the coldness of neglect at- subject of emulation, seems a mere
sibly possess, so far from being a tend."
sea-mark for the observation of That is, the doctrine of the preach- virulent hatred and obloquý. Most er, the words of life' have not the willingly is it admitted, that among influence they should have, since the merchants of Boston are to be the preference is still bestowed on recognized men of sense, talents, Mammon.
and liberality. But does not that
respected body contain some, even “Say, can these bid the narrowing of those the most opulent, who are
heart unfoid, Or show its hope a heaven more prized riches by usurious practices? And
found capable of enhancing their than gold ?"
are there not likewise in this mea Again the critick seems to have' tropolis bankers of high considmistaken the author, whom he re- eration, who proaches with asserting that pover- “ Lease to the struggling wretch their ty, as well as neglect, is awarded CAUTIONED NAME" ? to those, who really rank anong
The Picture of Boston' was the most wealthy and respected of our citizens. To this declaration unfinished state, made up of frage
evidently sent to the press in an a positive contradiction is returned,
ments, which either leave much since the poet has proclaimed them for the imagination to supply, or the beloved' and admired, admit a presumption that the auTruly he observes
thor means; upon some future ocs. Since these are thiné, IMPERIAL
casion, to fill up the different hiaBoston, say,
tus', with those characters of the Does rich reward their mental wealth pulpit and the bar, which still rerepay ?
main equally entitled to high enOr phantom honours and reluctant comiam.
praise Light, without warmth, the winter of of all, the critick has brought for
Finally, as the greatest mistake their days? Or Sharder, Envy's child, with busied ward the concluding apostrophe to care,
Genius, fitting its application and
all its references to those beloved That meek Disdain, which Virtue and admired individuals, who were
lends to Pride, previously celebrated; while it Though sunk to earth, thy soft implor
ing eye really appears that nothing could See many a Levite pass unheeded by, have been farther from the inten- Conscious of innate worth, not Mockery's tion of Caradoc, who, in the fol
wile, lowing lines, with much of the Nor chill Neglect, nor Wealth's contemp. license of his profession, charac.
tuous smile, terises the fate of Genius in its Nor Pity's vaunting sneer, nor Envy's abstract, and certainly not in this Are known to BEAR THE UNBLIGIIT. instance under the individual ca.
ED SPIRIT DOWN. pacity of living example, thus : Pensive thy solitary sufferers seem,
The sport of Fortune, but of Fame the “ GENIUS, THOU GIFT OF God, to
theme, thee belong
Vain were to them the venal world's The base man's insult, and the oppres
regard sor's wrong!
WITH HEAVEN THEIR OPE, AND Nor thine the boast, that prosperous
NATURE THEIR REWARD." trade bestows,
Madoc. Ne'er to thy hope the golden Indus flows,
July, 1807. But thine that poverty to heaven allied,
We have relaxed the strictness of our censure, we cheerfully subof an editorial rule, for the admis- mit to the decision of that tribusion of the preceding strictures in nal. defence of Caradoc's rhyme, on We confess that Caradoc's pubwhich we remarked in a formerAn- lication did excite in us a mixture thology. We should have neither of contempt und indignation. Senleisure nor place for other pursuits, timents, which, until Madoc's if we were to enter into minute epistle came to hand, we had supcontests with authors, or the friends posed to be universal, at least in of authors, whose wounded vanity this place and its neighbourhood. winces at our touch, or whose Nor have the mincing, wire-drawn checked insolence is ill at ease;un- labours of the author's friend" der the smart of merited discipline. had any other tendency, than to Much less can we descend to such strengthen our opinion of the cora task, at the beck of an anonymous rectness of our first impressions, writer, whose work was noticed by The design of a work is to be col. us, not as being entitled to the ho lected from a view of the whole ; nours of criticism, but as being and not from an artful selection of obnoxious to the rigours of chase some of its parts. These, though tisement. “The Picture of Bos: altogether unexceptionablein themton" and our observations upon it selves, may be so disposed in the are both before the publick; and composition with relation to the whether we have exceeded either principal object, as to heighten or decency or justice, in the measure exhibit the most malignant pur
pose. Let Madoc palliate, or deny * Blessed be ye poor, for yours is the as he will, the design of Caradoc, kingdom of heaven, says the most sua palpable from the publication itself, BLIME OF ALL AUTHORITIES.
was to dishonour the general cha- «Much is left for the imagination racter of our city, particularly of its to supply.” We are called upon. merchants, And all his fine dis- to dissolve all the cement of complay of local advantages, and os- position, and to set all its rules at tentatious tribute to particular in- defiance, to make loop-lioles, for dividuals, are obviously destined the retreat, in his necessities, of but to strengthen the general ef- this licentious assailant. Really fect by the power of contrast. the work of insult, which “the au. He admits, it is true, that here thor" commenced, “the friend" suns shine, but then it is “ mid se- has completed. The former revering clouds” mid a world of presented our city, as void of monight." “ Rays of Genius” there rals. The latter treats it as though are : but we are « deaf as our it were void of understanding: hills, and ruder far than they." “ Personal pique” never did, and The six first lines develope the never shall influence this miscellamain design of the author. The ny. The intimation of it, on the impression he would make on the present occasion, is but an addiworld, to which all the other parts tional proof, of which the world of his work are subservient, is, has already enough, that the that “ Mammon is the deity to whom champion of a desperate cause Boston breathes the vow; that from will never be very delicate in the its exchange, a prey to christian choice of his weapons. We had Jews, even the hope of liberal trade is not the most distant suspicion of frightened; that gold is its god whose the author, nor any clue to lead to worship, absorbing the soul, causes the discovery of him. Our judgevery virtue to die.” For these ment concerning him had no other aspersions, as false, as they are standard than the nature of his gross, what is Madoc's palliation, production. The turbid, trickling and low does he apologize? Why; of the stream, is the natural proof truly, the 'rhymster has «culo- of filth in the fountain. From the gized our scite," « our local advan- time and place of the publication tages," and eight of our citizens !! of this « Picture of Boston" we Because among the great body of had been led to conjecture that it our merchants - some" take usury was the parting requital of some and gripe the poor, Caradoc is travelling foreigner" for attenquite justifiable in baving repre- tions received during his residence sented our whole city as devoted to in this metropolis ; very similar to the worship of Alammon, and “ libe. the requitals, which several other ral trode” and “every virtue" as travelling foreigners" have made frightened from our exchange !! for the misplaced hospitality of And all this is right such is the our country. We did not then license of his profession"!! Lest decm it possible that any individual, however, we should not be altoge. Though a foreigner, could have had ther prepared to subscribe to a lie the effrontery to prepare, or even berty, so full of outrage, Madoc to be the apologist of such undishas at hand another subterfuge. guised insult
, at the very moment, We must not connect, or "fil the perbaps, when both author and application of the end with the friend were either living by our beginning, or the middle with ci- countenance, or enjoying our civither. They are detached “frag. lities. But the confessions of Ma
“Muchi' is unfinished.” doc will not allow us to indulge
such a delusion.' Madoc; the of a few admitted lumináries of friend of Caradoc, nay, probably the pulpit and the bar to make Caradoc himself, is on the spot, or the darkness, with which the painat no great distance. For the ter means to envelope the general shield is protruded, almost as character, more visible and hideous. soon as the arrow is sped. He « The confessions” of Madoc are tells us, that he saw the picture very precious, and ought to awak“ previous to its publication." He en our citizens' to timely circumsuggests how “ it was sent to the spection. press." And almost engages that We shall allow this topick no the outline, which he defends as farther to occupy our miscellany. so just, and so happy, shall in time We have yielded enough to such be completed. The “ Christian foreigners as Madoc and Caradoc ; Jews upon our exchange"" our be they " travellingos or be they slatrad ful sons," have therefore good tionary. We rejoice to think it is reason to believe that they are at in our power to acquit every native this moment blackening under citizen of being either authour or this foreigner's pencil, with just apologist of these shameless calight enough from the splendour lumnies.
For the Anthology.
Hunc igitur spectemus. Hoc propositum sit nobis exemplum. Ille se profecisse sciat, cui Cicero valde plaçebit.QUINTILIAN.
In the present taste for classical compared with the light of the literature, which prevails in this sun; and the most distinguished part of the Union, it is equally a writers of harmonious prose'seem subject of surprise and regret, that to have formed their style on his the works of Cicero are so strange. model. ly neglected. His orations are But as this great writer will learnt by the school-boy as a nec. speak with more effect himself, I essary qualification for academical' shall extract such passages from admission, but are seldom review. his Brutus, as may excite a wish ed after his entrance into the uni- in some to become better acquainversity ;'whilst the other produc- ted with his works. Even under tions of this admirable writer re- the disadvantage of a translation main unexamined, and consequent. the sentiments of Cicero will still ly unknown. And yet the ablest carry with them considerable critick of antiquity affirms, that he weight. is the author, which every scholar After speaking in high terms of should endeavour to emulate, and Hortensius, he proceeds to relate that we can best judge of our own the mode of study he adopted for proficiency by the pleasure we re- the acquisition of that eminence, ceive from perusing his works. which he afterwards obtained.
Mr. Addison observes, that a • I daily spent my time in readthought clothed in the language ing, writing, and private declamaof Cicero, and in that of an ordin- tion. That I might acquire a ary writer, differs as much, as an competent knowledge of the prinobject viewed by light of a taper, ciples of jurisprudence, I then attached myself to Quintus Scævola, some exercise of the oratorial who, though he did not choose to kind. I constantly declaimed in undertake the charge of a pupil, private with Marcus Piso, Quinyet by freely giving his advice to tus Pompeius, or some other of those who consulted him, he an- my acquaintance ; pretty often in swered every purpose of instruc- latin, but much oftener in greek ; tion to such as took the trouble to because the greek furnishes a apply to him. I also attended the greater variety of ornaments, and lectures of Molo the Rhodian, who an opportunity of imitating and was newly come to Rome, and was introducing them into the latin ; both an excellent pleader, and an and because the greek masters, able teacher of the art. At this who are by far the best, could not time also Philo, a philosopher of correct and improve us, unless we the first name in the Academy, declaimed in that language. with many of the principal Athe- I now began, for the first time, nians, having deserted their native to undertake the management of country, and fled to Rome, from causes, both private and publick; the fury of Mithridates, I imme- not, as most did, with a view to diately became his scholar, and learn my profession, but to make was exceedingly taken with his a trial of the abilities, which I had philosophy; and besides the plea- taken so much pains to acquire. sure I received from the great va- I had then a second opportunity of riety and sublimity of his matter, attending the instructions of Molo; I was still more inclined to con: who came to Rome, while Sylla fine my attention to that study, be- was dictator,to solicit the payment cause there was reason to appre- of what was due to his countrymen, hend, that our laws and judicial for their services in the Mithridatic proceedings would be wholly over
My defence of Sextius turn xd by the continuance of the Roscius, which was the first cause publick disorders.
I pleaded, met with such a favourThe three following years, the alle reception, that, from that city was free from the tumult of moment, I was looked upon as an arms, and I pursued my studies advocate of the first class and equal of every kind, day and night, with to the greatest and most important unremitting application. I lodged causes; and after this I pleaded and boarded at my own house, many others, which I precomposwhere he lately died, Diodotus the ed with all the care and accuracy Stoick, whom I employed as my I was master of. preceptor in various other parts of But as you seem desirous not so learning,but particularly in logick, much to be acquainted with any which may be considered as a close incidental marks of my character, and contracted species of eloquence, or the first sallies of my youth, as and without which you yourself to know me thoroughly, I shall have declared it impossible to ac- „ mention some particulars, which quire that full and perfect elo-, otherwise might have seemed unquence, which they suppose to be necessary. At this time my body an open and dilated kind of logick. was exceedingly weak and emaciaYet with all my attention to Dio- ted; my neck long and slender ; dotus, and the various arts he was a shape and habit, which I thought master of, I never suffered even a liable to great risk of life, if en. single day to escape me, without gaged in any violent fatigue, or la