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joy what you possess without con “There are faults in the form and suming life in vain expectations ; construction of the poem, and faults here learn to be patient and set proper the plan and ingenuity of design in a

are the least easily overlooked; it is boundaries to your desires. With

work, to which we look for interest and out mocleration nothing can be real- entertainment, the mere frippery of ly enjoyed,Veillees du Chateau. rhyme is within the reach of the most

ordinary writer. Some examples how. THE LOVE OF GLORY.

erer will shew that Mr. Whitwell is not How should we shrink from the very happy in his versification, and that prospect, if the hearts of those who

we can see nothing in his numbers up

on which we can felicitate the author pant for what the world terms glory, " that he can so sweetly tune his lyre" were unfolded to our eyes ? Could sing such harmonious strains."** we have penetrated into all the se

We solicit future communications cret thoughts of Alexander, Julius from the writer. Cæsar, and Charles XII, with what CELERITAS is very leisurely dull for sentiments of horror should we have

a man in a hurry :” we remind him looked upon those mighty conquer

of the adage Festina lente." ors.--Le perit La Bruyere.

We agree with a subscriber " that familiar proverbs would make good themes for dissertations” and we shall

be happy to receive any he will send us. THE ORDEAL contains no rude in. OPINIATOR must “ruminate” rathstruments of torture, but measures er longer before he attempts the amusemerit by the standard of truth. Genment of the public. ius will rest unhurt; but dullnes, igno. rance and folly must expect that the

EDITORS' NOTICES. ploughshare of criticism will pass so thoroughly over the soil as to clear it Treatise on the Statute of Frauds, of its weeds.

by William Roberts, Esq.-- work very The Theatrical censors of New York interesting to the profession, is now in and Philadelphia have been exceeding the press of J. Riley & co. ly popular in design and interesting in A volume of original anecdotes of execution, and we confidently rely on Frederic the Great will be published the taste, judgment and information of by the editor of the U. S. Gazette. our valuable correspondent to give e Subscriptions for an edition of But. qual celebrity to this departmnt of our ler's Hudibras, announced as the first paper.

American edition of this entertaining The author of the Review of Mr. I work, are received by the editor of the Whitwell's poem has found opportunity Hudson Balance. for censuring not the poem merely but Fenelon's Treatise on the Education of the society before which it was delivered. Draughters, .a work interesting and neWe gire it place in the Emerald not be cessary for every one who has the sucause we approve its sentiments in this par. perintendance of female education is ticular, but because we are always willing publishing at the same place. to introduce the lucubrations of our cor Chemistry,becoming a favorite study, respondents which appear to be written requires a treatise which shall convey upon the fair principles of criticism. necessary instruction in familiar lan

Lamor has taken French leave. We guage. Dr. Ewel, of Virginia, has proregret the loss of his society and shall posed to publish by subscription, Plain be happy to find it merely a temporary Discourses on the chemical Law of Matabsence.

ter, a work which if well exeouted will We received a Review of Mr. Whit- be highly esteemed well's poem by another hand after the Messrs. Marchant, Willington & Co. one published this evening was in already cistinguished for the spirit and type. The writer discovers judgment energy of publications under their diand taste, and we regret that, the sub- rection, propose publishing a paper for ject being anticipated, we can make on the country, to be called The Carolina ly the following extract.

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cere ;

For the Emerald.

For the Emerald. [Although the following is within our [We inserted among the desultory se.

general interdiction of elegiac verse, lections of a late number the Abbe yet it has a claim to insertion, and Barthelmi's prose translation of the will be read with pleasure.]

following bymn and at the same time, by a singular coincidence, our corres

pondent favoured us with the subseSacred to the memory of a Friend. quent original version, which, without Coulo pare affection dignify the lay,

an apology for repetition, we lay beTby memory, ***, should forever

fore our readers.] bloom, The mournful muse its dictates would obey,

Of the hymn of CALISTRATus in praise And save thy virtues from oblivion's of HARMODIUS and AristOGITON, tómb.

and which was want to be sung at the

Athenian festivals. For thou wert milder than the smile of spring,

In the myrtle's verdant shade,
Untainted by the vicious joys of life : I will hide my glittering blade.
Tkou ne'er didst mount on pleasure's His Harmodius did entwine,
wings,

Thou Aristogiton thine ;
Nor join contention in ignoble strife. When ye bad the tyrant die,

And gave to Athens liberty.
Thy manners, simple, friendly and sin.

Te ne'er shall die ; in islands blest Thy face displayed the goodness of Your immortal souls shall rest ; thy heart;

Where the swift Achilles lives, For sweet benevolence to thee was dear, And Diomed the brave survives. To thee did friendship all its glow In the myrtle's verdant shade, impart.

I will hide my glittering blade ; But could the tongue whose accents all His Harmodius did entwine, did love ;

Thou Aristogiton thine, • That hand no more shall musick's When in Minerva's sacred fane, charms inspire,

By you was fel Hipparchus slain. Save, where united with the powers

Fame throughout the listening earth, above,

Shall sound your glory and your wort)i. Hymning his God he wakes the har. Yours Harmodius shall shine monious lyre.

And Aristogiton thine, Virtue bewails thee laid in death's cold And gave to Athens liberty.

For ye bade the tyrant die, sleep;

D** Friendsbip laments in sorrow's garb And o'er thy tomb the mourning muses

weep. Alas! the sweetest flower but blooms

For the Emerald. to fade. Why should we murmur at the hand

SONG. of God, Why give death terrors that are not WHENE'ER the pride of state his own ?

On majesty attends, Death is a gloomy path, but must be How joyous, how elate trod,

Appear the host of friends. To gain true bliss at Heaven's Al.

Let Fortune now retire,
mighty throne.

And give a beggar dress,
D**,

No more their eyes admire,
He excelled in instrumental music. No more their offers press.

THE ROSE AND THORN.

SELECTED

THE DYER.

but one,

dies away,

1

THE CONFESSION

The first bad exit Oldfield ever made.

You fortitude must brave

Believe me, the fond silver tide
The hiss of folly's tongue,

Knew from whence it deriv'd the fair The ribald of the slave,

prize, The scofrags of the young.

For silently swelling with pride, The friendship of the world

It reflected her back to the skies. Is form-while we are gay; Our dangers round us hurl'd, It soon dissolves away. AMARANTHUS.

Of the rose fair and young, poets often

have sung, And the thorn near its bosom em

boss'd; But notic'd have none that the rose is

And the thorns are a merciless host. The bare thoughts of dying fill most with dismay:

Having liv'd out its day, the mild rose For my part, I'd willingly dye every day; And for this, my odd whim a good rea Averse and unequal in strife; son I'll give

But the thorns are still there, the rude The oft'ner I dye, the better I live :

emblems of care,
With my scour away, wash away, To wound through the winter of life!

Fal de ral de ra.
As by a dying I live, for a living I dye,
But the world has produc'd deeper dy-
ers than I ;

Go, Colin, and boast of thy art, Buonaparte dyed Jaffa with purple, and Of the flatt'ry that dwelt on the then

tongue ;
Dy'd his character black by deserting Go, triumph, and say a fond heart

Was fatally lulled by the song.
With his steal away, skulk away, I will own I was won by thy guile,
Fal de ral de ra.

For, shepherd, my love was sincere; Then for scow'ring, 'tis practis'd by Though thou leavest thy nymph with a many, I say ;

smile, When a buck sees a bailiff how he She parts from her swain with a tear.

scours away! And French seamen, finding a ship nat

their forte, At the sight of our tars quickly scour Go to my dying sister's bed,

On your kind bosom rest her head, With their skulk away, run away,

By grief, by misery torn.
Fal de ral de ra.

Bowed down by anguisb, low it lies,

Like a half broken flower, that dies, To conclude, my last simile now shall be made ;

Reclining on a thorn. Every Briton would willingly take up Mark, how by violating maș,

1.ook on her visage, pale and wan, my trade; My assertion is bold, but it will prove Go and this awful picture see,

To madness' verge she's driven; a true thingThey'd all die in defence of their coun.

A spirit struggling to be free,
try and king,

And gain its native haven.
With their smite away, fight away,
Fal de ral de ra.

On Mrs. Oldfield, the celebrated actress.
This we must own, in justice to her

shade,
THE STREAMLET.
The streamlet that flow'd round her cot,
All the charms of my Emily knew ;

Boston, ( Mass.) Published
How oft' has its course been forgot,

BY BEJEHER & ARMSTRONGWhile it paus'd her dear image to woo.

No. 70, State Street.

his men ;

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ORIGINAL PAPERS.

POR THE EMERALD.

unqualified idleness, would be among the severest of its punishments.

INDUSTRY is generally the source THE WANDERER, of profit, and the avails of honNo. LI.

est labor or ingenuity, are always more sweet to the eye than the

mere income of hereditary fortune #horo will not work, neither shall he eat

or the kind oblations of charity. IT HAS BEEN made a serious en- The consciousness that the indusquiry, whether the necessity impos- trious exertion of talents or strength ed on mankind of earning their gives to a man his consequence in bread by the sweat of their brow, society, and the conveniences that was in effect a blessing or a curse, make life desirable, raises a pride, But unless the situation of the hu- that is the safeguard of his characman race had been essentially al- ter, and creates a self-esteem, which tered from its present appearance, generally excites similar sentiments there would be no great room for in others. doubt. Every arrangement of Pro INDUSTRY is the artificer of repu. vidence for the regulation of life, tation. It is the only manufacturer appears formed with such inimita- of it whose work never needs reble skill, that alteration must al- pair. The solid columns that it Ways be injury ; and as the necessi- forms, stand at once memorable ty of labor constitutes so prominent for their greatness and conspicuous a part of sublunary occupation, we for their bearity. Other causes have every reason to believe it alike may raise a temporary fame. Acthe ordination of beneficence and cident may have left open the means

Other systems of life of acquiring some right to applause ; would in all probability have pro- but the fame that is derived from duced different desires, and differ- these sources, is scarcely longer in ent means of supplying them, but duration than it was in growth under the present constitution of Industry secures the root besociety, INDUSTRY is connected with fore it displays the verdure of the uz hatever is necessary for existence tree; it makes the trunk so solid or desirable for pleasure.

that it will bear any luxuriance of The mind, active and enterprizing, growth, and enables it to stand arequires some range for its powers, gainst any violence of the elements. some object for its strength. It Does Industry secure applause? demands' employment.

It must Who then would not be industrihave some object to pursue or some ous, for who is there that loveth not plan to design. An absolute and distinction ? Cold indeed must be

wisdom.

that bosom which is never warmed shall be fed spontaneously by the by praise or allured by admiration ; ravens of Providence. which moves slowly in the dull We have been told of Genius, highway of life, unconcerned at any and taught to admire that electricirelative position, and careless whether obscure or noticed, whether treat- ty of the mind. We have gazed

at the comet path of intellectual ed with attention or passed over in contempt. Possibly no such being greatness, astonished at its brillianexists. There is no one who would templation of those mighty talents

,

We have been lost in the conwillingly be considered as a mere which hold fate and time and power animal without character or conse- in their grasp. We have turned quence, or content himself with be from them in admiration and desing so little regarded that his place pair. Inquire whence these Herin society should be unknown, and culean energies proceed. Ask of his departure never noticed, But whatever may be the wish the immediate inspiration of deity,

the man you admire whether it was for honorable rank, the city abounds with characters too lazy and too

Magnam cui mentem arriviumque idle to take the requisite means of Delius inspirat rates. ..., obtaining it. We have among us

or whether it was not in some de many proud scoffers, who disdain to gree the labour of industry, vis la court distinction by laborious

bore pur

acquisita that supplied his lips suits, but in one instance at least with the streams of eloquence, and becoming the followers of LORD animated his eye with the lightnings MANSFIELD, wish not for that po.

of the soul. He will answer you pularity which they have the trou in the affirmative. He will tell you ble of pursuing, but that which more that the soil was long cultivated becomplaisantly will come to pay its fore it produced its fruit ; that padevoirs to them. Too high mind-tience, and industry and application ed for business, and too lethargic cleared the ground of its weeds, and for exertion, they doze away the formed it into a beautiful garden ; best part of life with tiresome epi- that the flowers which you every curism ; with a listless vacuity where admire, owe something inwhich destroys the means of enjoy-deed to the strength of the soil

, but ment, and an impenetrable dullness more to the labor of the gardener which destroys the faculties of plea Per noctem diemque laborat sure. If the advice of the Apostle

Viremque impendit. was regarded, that whoso would not INDUSTRY is as frolific in the woork neither should he eat, it would regions of intellect; as in the the interdict so many of our townsmen territories of art. Pre-eminence, from an expensive amusement, that like nobility, is never the gift of naa very sensible effect would be ob- ture: . It arises from personal exerserved in the market price of pro- tion, and is the reward of attention visions. Yet notwithstanding the to the supreme command, which or pleasure of this necessary occupa-dains the necessity of labor. Evetion, and the positive declaration of ry man is therefore in some degree St. Paul, there are to be found idlers the creator of his own character. It in the city without any visible means mostly depends on himself, whethof support, who set quietly with er he will forever move in the low their hands before them, expecting walks of life dull and obscure, or that like the prophet Elijah, they whether Industry shall introduce

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