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And when older grown, no more
Infant plays and toys invite.
Not unsuccessful may it prove,
But impress the important truth; The golden moments not to lose,
That deck the brilliant morn of youth.
May improvement stamp each hour,
Well employed each day be found;
With added worth each year be crowned.
For oh! too soon, with course unmarked, '. The fleeting hours away will glide, 'Till days, and months, and years have past
In time's forever ebbing tide.
Hush'd is the hollow wind, and night, old night,
Cooper's Willich.-We were mistaken in announcing that Judge Cooper intended to revive his “ Emporium;” that task having been undertaken by the Rev. Mr. Allison. Mr. Cooper is at present engaged in preparing for the press a second American edition of Willich's Domestic Encyclopædia. We should suppose that no person in this country is better qualified for this office than Mr. C. A correct knowledge of trades, manufactures, and domestic economy, is very difficult to be attained; because, in addition to the caprices of fashion, the innovations of experiment, and the discoveries of ingenuity, the student has to contend with various obstacles which jealousy or self-interest may throw in the way. In the natural history, chemistry, mineralogy, and mechanics, many gross errors have been remarked in this work; and the articles steam-engine, stocking-frame, mill, lock, pump, are characterised as careless performances. The extensive reading of Mr. C. and frequent opportunities of information which he has enjoyed, warrant us in the expectation of an edition which shall do credit to the American press.
Emigration. --Between the 14th May and 8th September, the einigrations to this port were as follows: From London 44; Liverpool 506; Belfast 95; Bordeaux 90; Londonderry 108; Rochelle 8; Greennock 100; Amsterdam 3267; Newcastle 18; Antwerp 15; Dublin 79; Hull 40; Leghorn 12; Cork 45; Lubec 87; Carnaervon 98; Halifax 56; Bristol 22.
An extensive mine of Arsenic has been discovered in the town of Warwick, New York. Samples have been deposited in Columbia College.
A valuable bed of Plaister of Paris, has been discovered in Elsworth, Trumbull county, Ohio.
President Monroe. The following is given as the true account of the dates at which President Monroe appears in the history of our country. Born in Virginia in 1759, he was in the army in 1776, and was wounded at the battle of Trenton, December 26, 1776. General Washington then gave him a captaincy, and he was aid to general lord Sterling, and soon after colonel of a regiment. In 1782, he was in the legislature of Virginia, and in 1783 a member of the old congress. In 1787 he was again in the legislature of Virginia, and in 1788, in the convention which ratified the constitution. In 1790 he was a senator of the United States. In 1794 he was minister of the United States in France, from which place he was recalled by general Washington. He published a “ Vindication" of his conduct, and was not long afterwards elected governor of Virginia, and continued as long as the constitution of the state allowed. In 1802 he was sent by Mr. Jefferson to France, on the negociation for Louisiana. In 1803 he was appointed minister at London, and in 1805 he went on a special mission to Madrid. On his return he was again in the legislature of Virginia, and in 1810 was governor. In 1811 he was secretary of state, and in 1814 secretary of war. He is now president of the United States.
The difference between Gould and Gold.- An old gentleman of the name of Gould lately married a girl scarcely nineteen years of age-After the wedding the juvenile bridegroom addressed to bis friend Dr. G- , the following couplet to inform him of the happy event:
“So you see, my dear sir, though eighty years old,
A girl of nineteen falls in love with old Gould.” To which the doctor replied
“ A girl of nineteen may love GOULD it is true,
But believe me, dear sir, it is Gold without U.” A valuable Man.-David Wilson, of Port William, Gallatin County, Ken. is 78 years of age. He has had FOUR WIVES, and by thern FORTYTWO CHILDREN. His oldest child is but 16 years younger than himself. His second wife had five childreu at two births in eleven months. Mr. Wilson is a native of Pennsylvania; converses with ease and affability, and supports his family by labour. He has worn a hat twenty years, which is still passably decent.
London, April 11.-On Friday, an exhibition of the sale of a wife took place at Dartmouth. A brute dragged his wife to the public quay for sale. She had been married a twelvemonth, is not yet twenty, and could scarcely be sustained from fainting, as her husband dragged her along. She was purchased for two guineas by her first sweetheart.
Paris, March 28.-A mathematician of Milan, M. Locatelli, propels boats on rivers by means of a piece of machinery of his own invention, without any other aid; he will even move a vessel of war against the cur. rent, which the machine secures from wreck besides. The power of one man, or at most that of a horse, is sufficient to put it in motion. A trial made with a small boat has succeeded admirably.
Animal Magnetism.-Berlin, March 22.-By a Cabinet Order respecting magnetism, it is ordered, that in order to prevent abuses as far as possible, only authorized physicians shall be allowed to attempt cures by magnetism. Those physicians who employ this means are bound to deliver to their superior authorities, every three months, an exact account of the disorders they have treated, and of the facts which they have observed.
A wire Bridge for foot passengers, after the models of those constructed in America, which are so serviceable in crossing ravines, small lakes, fc. in that country, has just been erected across the Gala, at Galasbiels, North Britain, and is found to answer the purpose extremely well, and to every appearance may last many years at little or no expense. The span, which is 111 feet, and the breadth, three feet, makes it very light and heat in appearance, though with safety, 20 or 30 people may be upon it at a time. The whole expense of this useful little bridge is only 201.
In a small yew tree in the garden of Mr. Samuel Warburton, of Suffield, a wren, a linnet, and a black bird, have all built their respective nests. These little musical tenants of the tree live in perfect harmony together, and according to the fashion of the times, pay their rent to Mr. W. in notes.
Snuff.-Every professed, inveterate and incurable snuff-taker, says lord Chesterfield, at a moderate computation, takes one pinch in ten minutes. Every pinch, with the agreeable ceremony of blowing and wiping the nose, and other incidental circumstances, consumes a minute and a half out of every ten, which allowing 16 hours to a snuff-taking day, amounts to two hours and 24 minutes out of every natural day, and one day out of every ten. One day out of every ten amounts to 36 days and a 1-2 in a year. Hence, if we suppose the practice to be persisted in 40 years, two entire years of a snuff taker's life will be dedicated to tickle his nose, and two more to blowing it! If the expense of snuff taking, snuff boxes and handkerchiefs were considered, it would be found that this luxury encroaches as much on the income of the snuff-taker as it does on his time.
Punning. A punster, observing two sheriff's officers running after an ingenious but distressed author, remarked, that it was a new edition of the “ Pursuits of Literature” unbound, but hot pressed.
Phillip's Poems and Speeches, 418
Paradise and the Peri, by
ori, by 136
TO READERS AND CORRESPONDENTS.
The very interesting Memoir of Dr. Dwight, which appears in the present number, was offered to us some time ago; but it was declined in consequence of the promise of a communication on the same subject, from another gentleman to whom a previous application had been made. After a long delay, we are obliged to conclude that other avocations will prevent the execution of what was intended for us. We have, therefore, determined to preserve in our pages, an article,* in which the author seems to have gratified the emotions of friendship and admiration, without any violation of truth. May we add that communications from this writer, will be very welcome at all times?
Many poetical favours are omitted this month, in order that Mr. Moore's Persian tale might be inserted entire. If poetry be as a splendid orator defined it, the art of substantiating shadows and of lending existence to nothing, who can dispute the claims of our modern bard, to the exalted title!
The editor acknowledges his obligations to a friend who favoured him with certain “ Recollections.” The subject of this communication has however, been amply treated in our Journal; and it is respectfully suggested that a further prosecution of the design, while it could do no good, might revive recollections of a nature, very different from those which are so laudably cherished by our correspondent. Our pledge to the public and our private feelings, combine to exclude such discussions from these pages. They place us, inter sacrum sarumque; or, as the old saying runs-between the Devil and the Dead sea.
Investigator should have drawn a lesson from our silence. We were completely gavelled in his first essay, and shrink from a second adventure.
I would sooner
Out-leap'd the other, than endure such writing.
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* From the Connecticut Journal.