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YRA, AND OTHER and in a vein of caustie satire, mingled with sound
the most amusing books of the day, besides which, field, Clinton Hall, every chapter carries a good, wholesome moral Nassau street
ROMANISM AT HOME By Kirwan Harper & The spirit of
Brothers. poetry is plainly This volume comprises a series of letters adnot the spirit of dressed to the Hon. Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice this age; mam of the United States, the Chief Justice being a
mon takes prece. member of the Romish Church. The writer of dence of the muses; and hence the these letters is evidently master of the subject that a little of true poetry that comes to the he handles, having for his object the exhibition of > public eye in our day, is found in
the tyranny of the Church and its efforts to subscintillations or scraps, like bits of gold in a bushel
vert the institutions of civil and religious liberty. of California quartz. Since Byron, there has not
We received this volume at the bour of going to been a fresh volume of poetry published in the
press, and hence bave not bad time to give it that English language that, as a whole, comes up to the
careful perusal which its character seems to demand. standard. There are fine flashes, brilliant corusca
Since Catholicism bas thrown down the gauntlet tions ; indeed we may point to a few short poems
in defiance of Protestantism, as associated with of the right material; but for an entire engrossment
government in this country, every thing of this naof the writings of one person that will stand the
ture is read with deep interest, and we shall give test of criticism, it cannot be found. We do not
the volume a more deliberate perusal hereafter. mean, by this, to say there is no poetic genius at
We make a single extract, illustrating the tyranny the present day, but the spirit of the age is its an of the priesthood over the people in Catholic Iretipodal, and the fire is smothered in the sodden
land: Ashes of a cheap and corrupt literature.
“In company with Dr. Edgar, and of Dr. ArIn the poems before us, from the pen of our drews, of Queen's College, Belfast, and of Mr. countrywoman, Alice Carey, there is much of | Allen, of Ballina, names not unknown in Ireland, sweetness and fine feeling, yet we confess that her
or Britain, or America, I visited the Scotch Mission "Clovernook," a prose production, pleased us bet
School in Ballenglen. It was deeply interesting to
see there upward of a hundred children, neatly ter than “Lyra.” Among the most pleasing of dressed, under pious and competent teachers, this collection, we may mention the “Christmas taught to learn and to earn,' and, with few excep Story," “ Fire Pictures,” and “ Ulalie." From the tions, collected from the surrounding buts of the latter we quote a single stanza :
Papal peasantry. Do you see that girl on the
upper seat, about twenty-one or two years “The crimson of the maple trees
age?' said the noble Scotch lady at the head of Is lighted by the moon's soft glow;
the female department to me. I looked, and it Oh, nights like this, and things like these,
plied in the affirmatire. "That girl,' she continued, Bring back a dream of long ago.
has been here but a few weeks. She came here For, on an eve as sweet as this,
not knowing a letter, and scarcely any thing er Upon this bank, beneath this tree,
She is learning rapidly, and can now earn to My lips, in love's impassioned kiss,
three shillings a week with ber needle, and can do Met those of Ulalie.”
considerable for the support of her family. When
going home from school yesterday, the priest met FANCIES OF A WHIMSICAL MAN. By the author of
her at the road, and sought to horsewhip her for the Musings of an Invalid. New York: John
| coming here ; but she outran him. She told ber
grievance to her mother, who sided with the priest, S. Taylor, 143 Nassau street
and expressed her sorrow that he did not catch This is another volume in the same dashing, her; and yet she returned here this morning, but every-day style as that of the “Musings,” which
without sleeping a wink or eating a mouthsul sitice we noticed last month. The author seizes upon
she left here yesterday afternoon. Amazed *
upon the statement, I asked if there was no redress "folly as it flies,” in all its colors and trappings, I against such priestly barbarity. What can
do?' was the reply. We may indict them, but of the editor, that the journal will prove Pro-
her at all.” And this is but an illustra: foreign portion of their adherents; our politico-
partisan papers do not and dare not, through fear
of losing party votes; and thus we declaré Field-Book Of THE REVOLUTION. By Benson J. the Protestant to have entered an unoccupied LOSSING. Harper & Brothers
field, (barring our presence ;) and cheerfully do we The twenty-first number of this beautiful and advise American Republicans to patronize it, 80 now well-known serial has just been issued, con long as the editor may prove true to his colors. taining a large amount of valuable historical matter, with a copious supply of finely engraved illus
THE AMERICAN PATRIOT, quite a large weekly trations. About three numbers more will complete sheet, published at Boston, and devoted to the the edition.
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN interests of our country,
is received weekly at our office. The Patriot is THE PROTESTANT, a new monthly journal, edited neatly printed, energetic in tone, firm, and yet by Rev. John B. Finlay, of Williamsburg, N. Y, sprightly. We commend it to the favorable attenhas been issued. Basing faith upon the declaration / tion of an American public.
TUE ORDER OF UNITED AMERICANS.
ceited and designing assumptions, not only on the part of many resident aliens in our midst,
but also to a great extent on the part of those in who have become our adopted fellow-citizens.
The honest, manly fear of offending his fellow-inan, has led the American too frequently to remain silent before the presuming voice of the foreigner; a courtesy which, in
sense of commanding the respect of an incon
ing people, has but led to a greater boldness, and one which would finally claim the right, in presumption, to enforce a continued silence upon the native-born citizen. Indeed, so
accustomed has the latter become to treating THE ORDER OF UNITED AMERICANS was esta the foreigner with courteous deference, that blished to awaken in the minds of the children it would be difficult for him to set aside such of the soil sentiments of true liberty, such as practice, even though his reward be but imwere promulgated in the day when our coun pertinent arrogance, accompanied with at. try took upon itself a new condition, and tempts to deprive him of his natural and instood before the world a bright example in herited rights. Nor is it desirable that the the practice of civil and religious liberty; a American should abate his politeness, but practice exercised with too much generous
rather that he should maintain his dignity, consideration toward the yet unenlightened and, with inanly rebuke, teach the presumpportion of those seeking our shores, whether tive voice of the stranger its place in the monarchists or imbeciles alike, and which has land of freedom's children, led at first to the occasional, but now to the It is for such an end that the Order of more frequent declaration of the st con United Americans has been established. It VOL. III.
is for the purpose of bringing together the | This magnificent structure was designed by sons of the soil, that, face to face, they may our fellow-townsman, Minard Lafever, Esq. speak over the sentiments of their sires, and whose genius as an architect is portrayed in thus quicken and develop their inborn pa- several of onr most elegant structures, both triotism. It is that they may become ac- public and private, in this and other cities of quainted with their fellow American, even to the Union, and among which we may mention the discovery of those ennobling impulses that of the Church of the Holy Trinity in which govern them all alike; so that, in their | Brooklyn, a building upsurpassed in the variincoming and outgoing throughout the land, ous qualities of church architecture by any they may meet in the apparent stranger an thing of the kind heretofore erected in this American brother, and become strengthened country. by an interchange of manly words, giving | We are pleased in being able to state thst and receiving the language of patriotism, the plan proposed for raising the requisite until all that are born on the soil may fer- fund for the erection of this monument has vently and openly declare the sentiments of met with upiversal approval, on account di their nation, and exclaim, with honest pride, its simplicity and feasibility, and that a general “ Thank God, I too am an American!" It is inquiry is now made for the purchase of lots thus for the purpose of creating a moral tone, in the cemetery, by those who desire to paran American voice, throughout the land, that take of the honor of a share in its construethe Order of United Americans has been es tion. Subscriptions and money have been tablished ; yes, established upon the full con sent in from great distances, in various parts viction that it is only through such means of the country, the subscribers expressing the that our country may hope to escape from utmost eagerness to own a patch of land in that thraldom which is planned for it by the the little enclosure of forty acres, and saying reckless demagogue, designing monarchist, or that they have no particular choice of locacunning jesuitical Papist; only through such | tion, the sole object being to contribute, by the means, that this republic may remain a l purchase of one or more burial-lots, to the bright example to the world, as in its early grand enterprise, and of owning a small piece days, or avoid the fearful issnes of a civil of land under its shadow. One gentleman strife. The means chosen for the accomplish- | writes from Washington, saying that the ment of the desired end are simple, honest, people of the Capital are so pleased with the and, through faith, will prove effective. It is plan, that they think of getting up a similar but that of the voice of upright Americans, association in that city, believing they can declaring their national sentiments in such finish a monument there by private means tones of manly decision as may lead the de- and in this manner, before the pile now in the signing foes of liberty to stand aback, teaching course of construction by the government can them that the term American expresses a l be completed. Every thing indicates a suc people possessed of a distinctive character; cessful issue to our enterprise; and we pro and, if they be kind or tolerant, bearing much phesy that in six months after the work is without anger, yet that they are not a people commenced, there will not be a lot for sale in to be finally wheedled or successfully tram- | the cemetery. We give below & pled upon. That such truth inay be timely
DESCRIPTION OF THE MONUMENT. appreciated, and our national character respected by all incomers, is the desire of, and
The style of the desigo is selected from Egyptian the main object to be accomplished through,
architecture, for the reason that no other style e the workings of the Order.
order consists of details sufficiently massive to codure the ravages of time; and also, that no other
style or order of architecture presents in its general THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT.-We have
forms a sufficient monumental cast to strike the
beholder at first sight with monumental impre the pleasure to present to the public, this sions, and call forth emotiors of wonder and month, a view of the contemplated monument Egyptian architecture possi 89 3 all thes to be built by the Order of United Americans important characteristics; and it is quite clear in memory of the virtues and patriotism of the design presented has in its general architect him who was “ First in war, first in peace, | features all the best elements of a monum and first in the hearts of his countrymen,” | subject, excelling all other structures of the si
To be Erected in the Grounds of the Monument Cemetery Association
of Kings County, N. Y.
(Minard Lafever, Architect.– Engraved expressly for Tu hitney's Bepublic.)