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and in a vein of caustic satire, mingled with sound POEMs. By ALICE common sense, cuts it to the quick. It is one of CABEY.

the most amusing books of the day, besides which, York: J. S. Redfield, 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 little of true poetry that comes to the he bandles, having for his object the exhibition of

public eye in our day, is found in the tyranny of the Church and its efforts to sub scintillations 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 hour of going to been a fresh volume of poetry published in the press, and hence bave not had 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 has 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 Ire.

land: tipodal, and the fire is smothered in the sodden Ashes of a cheap and corrupt literature.

“In company with Dr. Edgar, and of Dr. AnIn 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 pot unknown in Ireland, sweetness and fine feeling, yet we confess that her

or Britain, or America, I visited the Scotch Mission

School in Ballenglen. It was deeply interesting to “Clovernook," a prose production, pleased us bet

see there upward of a huodred 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 excepStory," 1," "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 of “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 reOh, nights like this, and things like these,

plied in the affirmative. “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 else. Upon this bank, beneath this tree,

She is learning rapidly, and can now earn two or My lips, in love's impassioned kiss,

three shillings a week with her needle, and can do Met those of Ulalie."

considerable for the support of her family. When going home from school yesterday, the priest met

her at the road, and sought to horsewhip her for FANCIES OF A WHIMSICAL Man. By the author of coming here; but she outran him. She told her

the Musings of an Invalid. New-York: John 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 mouthful since we noticed last month. The author seizes upon

she left here yesterday afternoon.' Amazed at

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 we

do ?' was the reply. "We may indict them, but of the editor, that the journal will prove Prothen nobody will peril their life by testifying testant without being sectarian, and thus indeagainst them; nor can you get a jury, on which there is a single Catholic, to convict them. A pendently advocate “the grand principles of priest, not long ago, was indicted for Alogging a CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY,” we hail its advent. woman terribly, and yet, when called to witness Sectarian papers may not defend boldly civil against him, she testified that “his reverence did

and religious liberty, through fear of losing the not hurt her at all."' And this is but an illustration of what is now of daily occurrence in almost foreign portion of their adherents; our politicoevery portion of Ireland.”

partisan papers do not and dare not, through fear

of losing party votes; and thus we declare 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, so 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 TaE 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 atten. has been issued. Basing faith upon the declaration tion of an American public,

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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 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, instead of commanding the respect of an incoming 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 most con- United Americans has been established. It VOL. III.

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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 our 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 unsurpassed 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 that 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 universal approval, on account of 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 constructhe 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 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 issues 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 inonument there by private means, tones of manly decision as inay 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 be completed. Every thing indicates a sucpeople possessed of a distinctive character; cessful issue to our enterprise; and we proand, 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 may be timely

DESCRIPTION OF THE MONUMENT. appreciated, and our national character respected by all incomers, is the desire of, and architecture, for the reason that no other style or

The style of the design is selected from Egyptian the main object to be accomplished through, order consists of details sufficiently massive to enthe workings of the Order.

dure the ravages of time; and also, that no other style or order of architecture presents in its general

forms a sufficient monumental cast to strike the The Washington MONUMENT.—We have beholder at first sight with monumental impresthe pleasure to present to the public, this sions, and call forth emotions of wonder and awe. month, a view of the contemplated inonument Egyptian architecture posl{88 all these highly to be built by the Order of United Americans important characteristics; and it is quite clear that in memory of the virtues and patriotism of the design presented has in its general architectural him who was “First in war, first in peace, features all the best elements of a monumental and first in the hearts of his countrymen." | subject, excolling all other structures of the kind,

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Order of United Americants :
To be Erected in the Grounds of the Monument Cemetery Association

of Kings County, N. Y.

(Minard Lafeber, Architect.–Engraved erpressly for TU hitney's Republic.)

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 266.

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