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greatness, we may be less inclined to in- | unfolded many treasures of the 'olden states in his preface, to hear away dulge in gloomy forebodings, when we time,' that lay buried in obscurity; and many of the curious, splendid, and inconsider that Rome, the mistres of the that he has done more towards the his- teresting specimens of art of former ancient world, was founded by a band of tory of early Euglish literature than all ages, which, till their present appearrising in the west, was at no distant, date ries his passion for old books to a ridi- even to their possessors, By means of

bis cotemporaries. He, however, car- ance, were, probably, scarcely known the receptacle of crime and infamy.' Some useful hints to emigrants,

culous excess-he feels as much plea- the beautiful embellishments selected sortie judicious reflections on einigra

sure in finding a unique Caxton or from such volumes, and especially tion generally, and an official report of Wyoken de Worde as a modern pavi- from those in the Royal Libraries of a survey of the rivers and the coast, by west passage; and is quite in raptures if thrown a few flowers upon the other,

gator would in discovering the north- Paris and Vienna, he has certainly Captain Moresby, close this part of the he can decide a disputed point as to whe- wise unalluring path of bibliography." · work. To these are added, a brief no-ther the first edition of a twopenny tract The volumes, in addition to numerous tice of St. Helena, and some interesting was printed in quarto or octavo. But, engravings of every description, which particulars respecting Napoleon; but notwithstanding this, Mr. Dibdin is en- are of the highest order of excellence

, our limits will not allow us room for titled to the praise of having done much contain several original portraits, now It will be seen that this work is not his own beautiful hot-pressed tomes, many specimens of art which have been

for English typography, not merely in published for the first time, and a great likely to arld to the rage which predo- but in diffusing a good taste gene- hid for centuries from general knowminates for emigrating to the Cape of rally; and then, as to the embellish- ledge. The Antiquarian embellish Gond Hope, although the author shows, ments of his works, he certainly sur-ments are principally architectural, that if judiciously undertaken, and with the necessary means, it might be passes all others. But, here again, we and include views of soine of the most attended with success,

That the new

cannot but censure that Vandalism, interesting cathedrals, monasteries, &c. settlement will not flourish, is his opi- of copies, consigns the beautiful en- embellishments also partake of the

wbich, after printing a small numbervisited by the author; the pisturesque suited for commencing a colony, yet it and breaks up the plates. Mr. Dibdin, credit to Mr. George Lewis, the artist

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, retain their servants and labourers after for the million ;-their price certainly tour. is not likely that they will be able to perhaps, thinks that his works are not who accompanied "Mr. Dibdin in his their limited service is expired, when

prevents it, but there are some portious The work is in the epistolary form; they can be more advantagenusly em- of almost every thing that he has writ- the letters being understood to have ployed elsewhere. still entertain the idea of emigration, made known. It is scarcely necessary added at the author's leisure. The first

To such as may ten which cannot be too extensively been written abroad, and the notes "we strongly recommend this work, as containing much valuable information of Mr. Dibdin: his first work, we be is exclusively devoted to Normands; to refer to the previous literary labours volume, and a portion of the secourl

, with which it would be highly desirable 'that they should become acquainted.

lieve, was the Introduction to the The treasures of the public libraries of Classics ;' and, perhaps, few persons Paris, furnish the chief materials of the

ever read it without enjoying their second voluine, and a portion of the A Bibliographical, Antiquarian, and beauties with increased pleasure ever third also relates to France; the re

Picturesque Tuur in France and Ger- after; his · Bibliotheca Spenceriana' mainder being devoted to Germany, many. By the Rev. Thomas Frog- is an elegant work, in which he displays the account of it has been confined pall Dibdin, F. R.S., S. A. 3 Vols. considerable learning; his Bibliomania to narrower limits than was origiually super royal 8vo. pp. 1780. London, certainly added to the rage for black intended. Having given this general

letter lore, hut yet it contains much view of the work, we shall proceed to We do not know of any author whose that is curious and interesting; while detach a few of the gems with which works are in themselves of so opposite his Bibliographical Decameron,' for the pages of this splendid work are a character as those of Mr. Dibdin, or its variety and elegance in' ornamental abundantly studded. In the Abbey of any which would bear cutting down or decoration, is an alinost matchless work, St. Ouen, at Rouen, there are some pruning with so much advantage. There and leaves every thing of thr Kind åt an circular windows, which have attracted is not, so far as we are acquainted with immeasurable distance, the volumes much notice from the tale attached to bis labours, a single production from now before us only excepted. them, rather than from their positire his peo that does not contain inoch that is But inuch as Mr. Dibdin has writ- beauty :valuable and interesting; but these por- ten, he now appears before the public. These windows were finished about tions are loaded with so much that is or at least such portion of it as get a the year 1439. One of them was exeworthless, that we'feel almost as much glance at his ten guinea work, iu a new cuted by the master nason, the other by pain as pleasure in their perusal. That character,-- that of a traveller. his apprentice; and, on being criticized Mr. Dibdin is a bibliomaniac in the Although, since the establishment of by competent judges, the performance of strictest sense of the word, he will not peace upon the Continent, travellers the latter was said to eclipse that of the himself deny ; bot while he has contri- and volumes of travels of almost every

former. In consequence, the master bebuted largely to foster a taste which is species have been common; yet Mr. poinarded his apprentice. He was of

came jealous and revengeful, and actually carrier to an extent that makes it in- Dibdin is the first to give us an ac- course tried, condemned, and executed; jurious to the real interests of litera- count of the treasures of the libraries, but an existing monument to his memory ture, we must not forget to acknow- or of the gi neral literary character of attests thehumanity of the monks iu giving ledge that, as a bibliographer, he is the persons with whom they have asso

him Christian internient." eptitled to loucla praise; that he basciated. His object has been, as be

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Pucelle, is one of the oldest houses in | broadsides which dangle from strings upon vards put on the gayest and most fasciRouen; and as interesting as it is an- the wall at Hyde Park Corner.'. nating livery. Then commences the buscient : • It is invisible from without; but you Iscription of the Bayeux Tapestry, with while the rival and neighbouring Caffés

Mr. Dibdin gives a very minute de- tle of the ice-mart; in other words, then

commences the general demand for ices; open a wooden gate, and quickly find several engravings of some of the prin- of Tortoni and Riche have their porches ing three of its sides covered with basso cipal tigures. Mr. Lewis, we are told, of entrance choked by the incessant inrelievo figures, in plaster. That side made a fac simile of this celebrated

gress and egress of custoiners. The full which faces you is evidently older than piece, in the course of an application moon shines beautifully above the foliage the left; indeed, I have no hesitation in of six or eight hours for two sucressive of the trees; and an equal number of cus, assigning it to the end of the fifteenth cen. mornings, stitch for stitch, colour for tome's, occupying chairs, sit without, and tury. The clustered ornaments of human colour, size for size. In the review of call for ices to be brought to them, figures and cattle, with which the whole Mr. Tarner's Tour through Norman- the entrances to the caffés, move on, of the exterior is corered, reminds us dy, we gave an account of it, and, closely wedged, and yet scárcely in moprecisely of those little wood-cut figures, therefore, shall pass over our author's tion, the mass of hunan beings who come chiefly pastoral, which we see in the borders of printed missals of the same period.

more elaborate description. In an ac-only to exercise their eyes, by turning The taste which prevails in them is half count of Vire, our author notices Bas- thein to the right or to the left ; 'while, on French and half 'Flemish. Not so is the selin, the father of Bacchanalian po- the outside, upon the chaussée, are drawn character of the plaster figures which co- etry in France, and has ven a few up the carriages of visitors (chiefly Engver the left side on entering. These, my specimens of his Vandevires. The

lish ladies) who prefer taking their ice friend, are no less than the representation Abbe de la Rue had told Mr. Dindin, The varieties of ice are endless; but that

within their closed morocco quarters, of the procession of Henry Vill. and that there was a statue or head of of the Vanil'e is justly a general favourite: Francis l. to the famous Champ de drap William the Conqueror, at Falaise. not but that you may have coffe": chocofashion, has published engravings. Hav- Mr. D., on reaching that place, in- late, punch, peach, almond, and, in short, ing carefully examined this very curious quired, and found that the head was every species of gratification of this kind, selic, of the beginning of the sixteenth in the possession of a Madaine Rolle; he while the glasses are filled to a great century, I have no hesitation in pronounc-hastened there, and when he had clean- height, in a pyramidal shape, and some of ing the copy of Montfaucon (or rather the ed it of the hardened white and ochre them with layers of strawberry, gooseartist employed, to be most egregiously washes, with which every feature had berry, and other coloured ices, like pieces faithless. I visited it again and again; been obliterated, he became convinced ving to and fro, to be silently and cerconsidering it to be worth all the huge that the Abbe de la Rue was in error, tainly devoured by those who bespeak of course, too tempting a subject to be and that the head was rather Saxon them. Add to this

, every one has his neglected by the pencil of Mr. Lewis.'

than Norinan ; he, however, offered tumbler and small water-bottle by the This house, so interesting to the an

ten louis for it, which were refused. side of him; in the centre of the boitle is tiqoary, is now a lady's boarding. We now accompany our author to Pa- a large piece of ice, and with a tumbler school, kepị by an English woinan. ris, and quote his lively description of of water poured therefro:n, the visitor Mr. Dibdin being, as he acknowledges, the Boulevards Italiennes, of which the usually concludes his repast.

• It is getting towards midnight; but what Tom Hearne said of Harry Dy- pencil of Mr. Lewis has furnished a the bustle and activity of the Boulevards

of old, “ a person of a very strange, delightful view. After describing the have not yet much abated. Groups of prying, and inquisitive genius, in the moruing scenes

of this spot,

he musicians, ballad singers, tumblers, actors, matter of books,' we must not be sure says,

conjurors, slight of hand professors, and prised to find him devoting a letter or

. Afternoon approaches; then the in- raree-showinen, have each their distinct two to the typography at Rouen and numerable chairs, which have been a long audiences. You advance; a little giil, Caen, its printers, booksellers, and time unoccupied, are put into immediate with a raised turban (as usual, tastefully

requisition ; then commences the “ high put 0:1), seems to have no mercy, either book-collectors. To our taste, there is exchange”' of the loungers. One man upon her own voice, or upon the huda more attractive metal in these volumes, hired two chairs, for which he pays two gurdy, on which she plays; her father and, therefore, we shall touch least sous; be places his legs upon one of shews his skill upon a violin, and the moon their bibliographical treasures. At them, while his body, in a see-saw, or ther is equ lly, active with the organ; Caen, Mr. D. met with a metrical can- slanting position, occupies the other. after a lourish,” not of trumpets, tique of the The Prodigal Son, with six The places, where these chairs are found, but of these instruments, the tundlers wood-cuts, exhibiting the leading points

are usually flanked by coffee-houses. In cominence their operations. But a great of the gospel narrative. In the second cessant reports, from drawing corks of crowd. is collected to the right. What of these,

beer-bottles, resound on all sides. The may this mean? All are silent; a ring is

ordinary people are fond of this beverage; made, of which the boundaries are markThe Prodigal is about to mount his and for four or six sous, they get a boule ed by small lighted candles stick in pieces horse and leave his father's house in the of pleasant refreshing small beer. The of clay. Within this circle stands a man, The fourth of these cuts is droll enough. in the open air. What is common, ex- tended, and his eyes are stretched to their It is intitled “ L'Enfant Prodigue est cites no surprise; and the stream of po- utmost limits. You look more closelychassé par ses maitresses." The expul- pulation rushes on without stopping one and the hilt of a dagger, is seen in bis sion consists in the woinen driving him instant to notice these somniferous indul- mouth, of which the blade is introduced ont of doors with besoms and hair-brooms. gences. Or, if they are not disposed to into his stomach! He is almost breath. It is very probable, however, that all this sleep, they sit and look about thein ; ab- less, and ready to faint-but he approach. character of absurdity attaches to some of stractedly gazing upon the multitude es, with the crown of a hat in his hand, : our own representations of the same sub-around, or at the heavens above. Pure, into which he expects you to drop a sous. ' ject,, i; instead of exainining (as in idle, unproductive listlessness is the neces- Haring made his collection, he draws Pope's time) " the walls of Bedlam and sary cause of such enjoyinent.

forth the dagyer from its carnal sheath, Soho," we take a survey of the graphic E Evening approaches; when the Boule. I and making a bow, seems to anticipate the

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plaudits which invariably follow. Or he We must, however, pass over these, as ris were next visited by Mr. D. partichanges his plan of operations on the fol- well as the account of the printed cularly those collections of Denon, M. lowing evening. Instead of the dagger books, and the sketches of some of the Quintin Crauford, and the Marquis de put down his throat, he introduces a piece principal literary men to whom Mr. D. Sommariva; Willemin's

Monumens other-and thus selftortured, demands the was introduced. Among the illumi- François Inédits, &c. Mr. D. closes remuneration and the applause of his au- nated manuscripts, the Hours of his account of Paris with some obserdience. In short, from one end of the Anne of Brittainy' is the most curious, vations on the Fine Arts, and an esti• boulevards to the other, nearly two and is deemed the most precious; and mate of the national character :English miles, there is naught but ani- Mr. D. describes it with great minute"Every body here," says he,' is busy mation, good humour, and it is right to ness. In an account of the library of and active, yet very few have any thing adslgood order;-while having strolled St. Genevieve, we have an interesting to do in the way of what an Englishunan as far as the Boulevards de Bondy, and anecdote of the celebrated biographer brow, the abstracted look, the hurried

The thoughtful watched the moon-beams sparkling in the waters, which play there within the beauMercier:

step, which you see along Cheapside and tiful fountain so called.- retread my . In 1792, a decree passed the conven-Cornhill, are here of comparatively rare steps, and seek the quiet quarters in tion for issuing a commission for the appearance ; yet every body is "

sur le which this epistle is penned.'

examination of monuments.' Mercier paré.” Every body seems to live out of On the literary treasures in Paris, was appointed one of the thirty-three doors. How the menage goes on-and Mr. Dibdin dwells long and writes very members of which the commission was how domestic education is regulatedably; he appears to have, with unceas-composed, and the famous Barrière was strikes the inexperienced eye of an Ening industry, ransacked every shelf of also of the niimber. Barrière, fertile in glishınan as a thing quite inconceivable

. every book-case in the royal library, to tive, proposed to Mercier, as a bright fine, although it has been of late uppre

projects, however visionary and destruc- The temperature of Paris is no doubt very discover what was rare, valuable, and thought, to make a short extract from cedentedly hot; and a French workinan curious. In his researches he was

every book in the national library; to or labourer enjoys, out of doors, froin much assisted by the kindness and have these extracts superbly bound by morning till night, those meals which with urbanity of the librarian, Von Praet, Didot; and to burn all the books from us are usually partaken within. The pubwho has held the situation nearly forty which they were taken.' It never occur- lic places of entertainment are pretty sure years, and of whom he gives a well- red to this revolutionizing ideot, that there to receive a prodigious portion of the podrawn character:

might be a thousand copies of the same pulation of Paris every evening. A me. * To the left of the third room,' says copies might be out of the National Li- his daily gains to the participation of this

work, and that some hundreds of these chanic or artisan will devote two-thirds of gentleman, (of somewhat shorter stature brary. Of course Mercier laughed at the pleasure. His dinner will consist of the than the author of this description,) bu- project, and made the projector ashamed most meagre fare, at the lowest possible sied behind a table, taking down and put.

of it. Robespierre, rather fiend than man, price, provided in the evening he can hear ting up volumes; inscribing names and

now ruled the destinies of France. On 'Talma declaim, or Madame Albert war. numbers and titles, in a large folio vo

the 7th of July, 1794, Mercier bappened ble; or see Pol leap or Bigotoni enlume; giving orders on all sides;

to be passing along the streets, where he trance a wondering audience by the grace ting several pairs of legs in motion in saw sixty-seven human beings about to un. of her movements and the pathos of her consequence of those orders ; while his dergo the butchery of the guillotine. dumb shew in Nina.' own, perhaps, are the least spared of any:) who were hurrying towards the horrid bourg, we have an account of the rise

Accompanying our author to Strasthe celebrated Monsieur Von Praet, one spectacle. Mercier was carried along by and progress of Protestantism in that of the chief librarians in the departinent enough to raise his head, he looked up. Mr. Dibdin's opinion, was John Geyi

the torrent; but having just strength place. The forerunner of Luther, in of the printed books. His aspect is mild and pleasant, while his smart attire fre- and he beheld his old and intimate friend, quently forms a striking contrast to habi- the Ex-Abbé Roger, in the number of de- ler, a inan of singular intrepidity of liments and personal appearances of a

voted victims! That sight cost him his head aod heart :

life. very different and less con

". He was a very extraordinary genius, A sudden horror, followed by al. conciliating description by which he is surrounded. M. Von ternate shiverings and Aushings of head, unquestionably; and the works which he Praet must be now approaching his six- immediately seized him, and a cold per- bas bequeathed to posterity evince the

His memory tieth year: but his age sits bravely upon spiration hung upon his brow. He was variety of his attainments. him, for his step is rapid and ficm, and carried into the house of a stranger; his is yet held in reverence by his countrymen, his physiognomical expression indicative utterance became feeble and indistinct, although it may be doubted whether any of a much less protracted period of ex

and it seemed as if the hand of death one library contains a complete collection istence. He is a Dutchman by birth ; were already upon him.'

of his works. Geyler preached boldly in and even in shewing his first Eustathius, Mercier never recovered, but linger: doubtful morality of the clergy: He exo

the cathedral, against the lax manners and or first Pliny, each upon vellum, you may ing five years, and then died.

We observe the satural enthusiasm of a French- need not say that Mr. Dibdin visited and predicted that there must be an alter,

horted the magistrates to do their duty, man, tempered by the graver motions of a all the public libraries, which are six ation of religious worship, ere the general Hollander. But, on the other hand, use, in number, and are said to contain morals of the community could be amendor the frequent habit of displaying these treasures, undoubtedly palls and makes !,125,437 volumes. An account of ed. They preserve a stone chair or pula the exhibitor less vehement in his com- booksellers, bookbinders, and men of pit, of very curious workmanship, but mendations.'

letters, including Gail, Millin, and which had nearly been destroyed during The Royal Library is precious be- Langles, follows the description of the deliver his lectures. He died in 1510;

the revolution, in which Geyler, used to yond conception in medals and in an- public libraries. While at Paris, Mr. and, within a dozen years after his death, tiquities of a variety of character; the Dibdin gave a festival in honour of the the doctrines of Luther were sedulously specimens of Greek art, in coins and Roxburgh Club, and nearly innoculat- inculcated. The ground had been well other sınall productions, are very fine. ed some of the French literati with the prepared for such seed. In prints, the library is equally rich. I mania. The private collections in Pa- The pulpit here alluded to, is en

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which ranked her among the heroes of from among the lowest class of the sol. fountain, surmounted by a statue of Joan the age. Being wounded at the siege of diery, called houspilliers ; she was sur. of Arc. The elegant style of this monuOrleans, she exclaimed, for the purpose rounded by all the snares that fanaticism, ment, and the lightness of the arabesques, of encouraging her army, it is glory, not and the desire of finding some pretext for bespoke the period of the revival of the blood, that Aows from this wound.' putting her to death could suggest. arts in France. In 1775, it fell to ruin, When the English were obliged to raise Long did this noble female, by her heroic but, instead of being repaired, a pedestal, the seige of Orleans with precipitation, fortitude, frustrate the designs of her ene destitute of elegance, was erected on the she said to Dunois, who would have pur-mies, and uphold the glory which she had same spot, and now supports the statue sued them, “the object is gained—no use acquired in the field ; but she was at last of the heroine. less carnage. The glory of Joan of Arc charged with fictitious crimes, and a was that of France: it is the more to be Frenchman, Pierre Cauchon, Bishop of AMERICAN EXPEDITION TO THE regretted, that her misfortunes and the Beauvais, betraying his country and vio.

INTERIOR OF THE GLOBE. cruelty which presided at her death, lating humanity, took upon himself to should stain these brilliant recollections, send her to execution.

ABOUT three years ago, the American and produce a mingled feeling of pro- The examination which she underwent, papers contained a singular proposal fonnd horror and national gratitude, which served but to render the nobleness of her from a Captain Symmes, who was will never cease to accompany her me- character still more conspicuous. I ne stated to be a respectable man, a man mory.

ver killed any person, said she to her of intelligence and of sane mind. This France, elevated by numerous victo- judges, or more properly speaking, her gentleman declared that the earth was ries, had resumed her courage, and re-executioners. 'I always abhorred the hollow, and habitable within, containconquered her name; seconded by the shedding of human blood: I carried iny valour of the king's servants, Joan had standard at the head of the troops; the ing a number of solid concentric witnessed the accomplishment of part of soldiers fought, and God gave the vic- spheres, one within the other, and that her predictions. Weary of glory, she tory.' Cauchon, with a view to avoid it is open at the poles, twelve or sixteen would have retired after the coronation of the censure of having singly decided the degrees.'. He pledged his life in supCharles VII., at Rheims : “my mission,' fate of bis victim, associated with himself port of the truth of his theory, and said she, is fulilled'; would to God I a member of the Inquisition. A canon, offered to cxplore the hollow, only could quit the field, and return to tend named Loyseleur, was both judge and ac, asking one hundred brave compathe flocks, and serve my parents with my cuser ; for he had the baseness

to reveal nions, well equipped, to start from brothers and sisters!' Being detained by the confesssions, with which, on the faith

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with the solicitations of the king, she continued of an oath, Joan of Arc had intrusted to lead the troops to victory; but fortune him. Lastly, this unfortunate creature rein-deer and sledges, on the ice of grew tired of favouring her, and, on the was suprised into the signing of a recanta- the frozen sea :' but although he en19th of May, 1430, she was taken at the tion of assertions to which she was an ut-gaged, that on reaching one degree gates of Compeigne, in a sally, which she ter stranger. From this period, Joan of Arc northward of Jatitude 82", they would herself had conducted.

resuined her female apparel; but it was soon find warm and rich land, stocked with, The Duke of Bedford, who was Regent taken from her in the night, and the dress thrifty vegetables and animals, if not of Englaud during the minority of his ne- of a man substituted in its stead... When men, yet we do not hear that he has phew, Henry VI., and conducted, in per- forced to rise, she was enraged at being. son, the war in France, fearing lest Charles compelled to put it on; and on this got any one to join him in the entershould ransom the prisoner, availed him- paltry incident, thus purposely contrived, prise, although he has often appealed to self of the right given to him by the cus- she was accused of violating her oath, and the world to support him. His last call toms of that age, to purchase her of John relapsing into heresy. Senience of death appears in one of the American papers' de Luxembourg, who was obliged to was pronounced upon her; the Inquisi- just received, and is as follows: resign her to him, on being paid the tion placed on her head the fatal mitre; a

(CIRCULAR.] sum often thousand livres. There was, scaffold was erected in the old market,

Newport, Kenluckey, April 17th, 1821. therefore, no otber alternative than to now the Place aur Veaur, and on the 30th ransom her, or carry her off by main of May, 1430, the Maid of Orleans, preforce; but, to avoid the reproach of re- ceded by her executioners, and surround. Having, three years since, published a fusing to exchange her, the duke, by the ed by eight hundred armed men, was led to circular, in which I declared the earth to advice of the Bishop of Beauvais, caused execution, accompanied by the public be bollow, and habitable within, &c. &c. ber to be declared a heretic and a sorcer- | pity. The moderation of her complaints, and in which I offered my services to the ess by the Parliament of Paris. From her tears, her youth, the recollections of world at large, for exploring; and liaving, that moment the Maid of Orleans was glory and virtue which she called forth, applied to several influential members of treated as a criminal, and not as a prisoner. and, lastly, the sight of the pile destined the government of the United States, to The clergy, that power, which, in all to consume her, extorted demonstrations the Russian minister, (when at Cincinnati,) ages, has exalted itself above the autho- of the strongest sympathy from all the and to each of our resident ministers rity of kings, could alone decide her fate. spectators.

abroad, for their interest and countenance Húrried from prison to prison, Joan was In 1449, Charles VII. having become in my behalf, without yet hearing of any confined at Rouen, in a tower, which is inaster of Normandy, lost no time in ex- prospect of being called upon to fulfil my still standing, and to which this horrible erting the power which enabled him to proposal, I am induced again to repeat catastrophe has given the name of Tour de restore the name of the illustrious female iny offer; and it is my desire that every la Pucelle.

in all its purity. A great council was as nation or government will consider this Joan of Arc, though a prisoner, excited sembled; the witnesses of her sentence address, when printed in the National Insuch terror, that the enemies of Charles and death having been summoned and telligencer of Washington, in the same VII., did not think themselves sure of heard, the process was unanimously

. de light as a direct and personal application victory so long as her name could serve clared void in form and unjust in princi- from me, for a rallying point. Her destruction was ple; and the memory of Joan of Arc, re. To that government which may first acresolved upon; she was cruelly treated, instated by her cotemporaries, was held cept my services in a way suitable to the and immersed in a dungeon, where she forth to the grateful admiration of poste occasion, I shall hold myself pledged to was farther confined by two iron chains ; rity. A spirit of piety caused a cross to wholly devote (for the particular honour she was exposed defenceless to the in- be erected on the spot where she was ex- and benefit of such nation,) my corporeal sults of her guards, who were chosen 'ecuted, but it was soon replaced by a 1 and mental powers and even my life, if

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necessary, to the utmost practicable exa- | the same course in the spring? Why cer- meter; hence it is accountable why Par. mination of the new world I have an- tain rivers, found by Hearne and Macken- ry's crew hunted in winter, when the nounced.

zie, (who were doubtless beyond the average of the thermometer was below Let any one who may deny the Theory verge without being sensible of it,) were zero, and why at that season they were to be well founded, answer all, or at least so remarkably broad and deep as they are only driven under deck when the winds some, of the many arguments offered in described to be?* Why none of the In- blew hard ; and why Hearne could sleep support of it, before they undertake to dians Hearne saw, had ever heard of any without fire, by only digging a hole in the pronounce its baseness. And if the au- sea to the westward? Why those Indians snow, down to the moss, and lying with thor and his advocates are to be charged represent the country farther to the west his sledge set up edgewise to windward. with defending an absurd position, let or south-west, as so warm as never to have The same law should, continually, or them be questioned in a court of argu- any frost or snow? Why the Esquimaux generally, reduce the elastic molecules of ment, and judged by the world after a Indians at Copper-mine River, have goods the atmosphere there, and hence set free hearing pro and con.

such as the Danes of Greenland sell, and heat therefrom; and thus, by the reduce It is held by the author, that the theory none such as the British sell at Hudson's tion, produce a flow of air from withont is a pious one; that there is nothing ig- Bay? Why Me-lo-no-be, the Indian toward the interior, which would be an noble in it; that it is simple, and so well chief who was Hearne's guide from Hud- apparently northerly wind, every where supported by principle and by facts, that son's Bay, pointed out Copper-inine Ri. beyond the brow of the verge. its supporters have nothing to fear from ver as lying north and running an easterly Doubtless, the south polar opening any sort of test that can be applied to it. course, whilst Hearne makes it lie north- would afford, at its lowest part, opposite

The author is charged with over-doing west and run north? Why the variations New Holland, a more certain passage by the matter, by being too enthusiastic; described by Captain Parry, as lately pub- water than can be expected.in the north. and is told, that it would be better policy lished, corroborates the meridians long Indeed, it would be well to equip two exnot to take such high ground at first, but since marked out on the before mention peditions-one for the north, and the dispense with concentric spheres for the ed wooden hemispheret.

other for the south. And we should lose present, and maintain only one sphere, Now is the time for America to shew no time, lest the maritime nations of Eu&c. The reply is, that he does reserve her enterprise. The difficulty of getting rope out-do us in the enterprise. soine of his conclusions to be ripened as far north as Baffin, Ross, or Parry went, Lexington, March 14, 1820. by further reflection ; others, however, is as nothing: from thence, an armed though too new to be readily admitted by force of one or two hundred men, could the world, are necessary to exemplify, travel with hand-sledges on the snow and Original Poetry. with due consistency, the first principles ice, as Hearne did, and, as they return of the the theory; such, for exainple, is from the woodland and country in the

EPITAPH that of concentric spheres.

spring, haul, as he did, light bark canoes For a Perfect Liar of the Name of Tell. Most of the particulars already publish- to cross the rivers and lakes, which open He lies all the day like a knave; ed in relation to that principle of philoso- at that season before the snow disap- He lies all his night-hours away; phy which I have discovered and declared pears.

And when he is dead, he will lie in the grave,
to exist, are to be found over my name on As certainly as this new theory is true, And Tell lies till the judgment-day..
the files of the National Intelligencer. and Hearne an honest journalist, so cer-
JOAN CLEVES SYMMES, tainly could the party soon reach that
country of abundant game which Hearne

EPIGRAM,
JOHN C. SYMMES

describes; jo travelling through which, Written after hearing the Charity Children sing
Addressés himself to any who may de he did not complain of cold, although he the old 100th Pslalm, at the Anniversary,
ny that his theory of the earth is well travelled all winter, and had many Indian June 7, 1821.
founded, and asks them to shew the ad- women in company.

What thought you of the singing at St. vocates of the theory wherein it is erro- There appears to be this advantage in Paul's?' nenus; and to offer any other theory, making the trip in winter, (in case the

Cried Miss to Maa, as by her side she sat: either old or new, which will better agree ships cannot pass the ice northward in Why, if I must speak plainly;' Madam with the facts, phenomena, and occur- September,) that the waters are then all

bawls, rences, which have been cited in support bridged with ice, although the cold is not

'Twas, like our table-beer, by far too ftat?

J. R. P. of it. For example, how the principle excessive; this is, most probably, owing explained in his Memoir, No. II. founded to the centrifugal action produced in the on the known or acknowledged laws of concave, by the rotation of the earth ope

STANZAS.
gravity, may be refuted? Why Saturn is rating so as to increase or aid the gravity 07, gone for ever are the beams
seen surrounded by a concentric circle or acting on the molecules of water; hence, That on life's morning shone so bright :
ring, which, if not solid, must at least be they may be formed and preserved in a Remember'd but as faint, faint dreams;
liquid? Why the migrating quadrupeds fixed state, under a less degree of cold Seen like dim stars in life's dark night!
and water-fowl about Hudson's Bay, go than is requisite for a like fixation here; Clouds, clouds are intervening fast;
northwardly in autumn, and return froin the elastic molecules of quicksilver must Deep, deep | sink in sadness;

* The former states, that the grand Atba- be reduced by the same law; therefore, and memory soon will look her last
puscow River is two miles broad, with loamy the cold there can, at present, only be At aught that tokens gladness !
banks one hundred feet above the ordi- tested by feeling, and not by the therino-Oh! once the world for me was made,
nary surface of the water ; the depth of the river + It is thought that Captair Parry, should For so my young heart told me;
not ascertained. And the latter describes the bave sailed south wardly from the extreinity of But I was by myself betrayed,
river he descended as being three hundred feet the verge, towards the concave equator, down For sorrows now infold me.
deep, and a very rapid and long river, with se- Prince Regent, or some other southerly inlet, all that I dearly prized are filed,
veral large rivers coming into it. · West, where it is probable he would have found a
where Hearne went, must have been in a direc- passage through the ice, especially if he waited The choicest flowers of life are dead,

Fled to the silent tomb; tion tending toward the concave equator, and sufficiently late in August or September ; and

Mould’ring in church-yard gloom! marked on the wooden

bemisphere shown in have proceeded on the ice during the winter, as My boyhood's friend,—my boyhood's love, the lecture room. Both those travellers de- Hearne did; for Parry, as well as Davis, Baf- To brighter worlds have flowo, scribe very large trees, and mention

the country fin, and Ross, were doubtless beyoud the brow And I am left at last to prove as being amply inhabited by men and quadru- of the verge after they passed that lide where Man's misery, alone! peds. the needle varied ninety degrees.

Queen Street, Cheapside.

J.R.P.

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