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once told us that they look as if they fame of those nations which were disowed their origin to the flood, yet he tinguished for the cultivation of letters seems to think that rather a pleasant and the arts, and of which nothing but conjecture than a well-established theo- their memory remains, he saysry, and proceeds to detail his system in the words following, viz.

* Not such the end of proud Palmyra's name, Not such the downfall of the Grecian fame;

Remnants of Art their monuments arise, Not so allow'd the all controling laws,

B, Genius thus inscrib'd ; " Here Greatness Impos'd on matter by the great First Cause. lies." Ere silent Time outspread his downy wings. The solemn dirge the mournful Muses raise, Ere all this beauteous barmony of things, And weeping Science swells the hymn of Creation's shapeles frame lay Coating o'er

praise. The mighty void, a sea without a shore. When falls the hero or expires the sage, Jehovah's awful fiat thunder'd round, His death is Fame, his mourners are the Age, Confusion fled, all Nature felt the sound : His life's his eulogy, and History rears Ethereal fires pour'd forth their solar blaze, A splendid cenotaph to future years : And Heaven's vast eoncave gleam'd with But for the thousands who inglorious die, steller rays:

'Tis only private sorrow breathes a sigh. To concrete masses scatter'd atoms hurid Thus when the seat of Trojan greatness feil, Combin'd the craggy wonders of the world. All Asia echoed the funereal knell, Form'd the vast heights which now around And still in verse the brilliant honours flame, me rise,

Which beam'd around her early orb of fame; Yon Hills sublime, which greet the sailor's But where these Tribes in barbarous rudeeyes,

ness dwelt, As, far from home, he seeks his native land, Not one regret has Art or Science felt, And longs to inoor against the well known Though melting Pity kindly saw and wept, strand :

As prey'd Decay or swifter Ruin swept. Whilst hope elates or apprehension chills, Around their graves has desolation scowld, As clouds they seem or look like distant hills, And prowling wolves the doleful requiem Till, as the buoyant vessel onward rides,

howl'd, He marks with surer view their whitening The shroud of darkness mantled all the wild, sides.' .

And Nature mourn d her rough, untutor'd

child : The author then goes on in a trot- But busy Art has wav'd her fairy wand, ting kind of style, which always in die And Culiure touch'd the fields with magic

hand : cates a considerable share or sell-com- The household Gods protect the social fire, placency, and is very well calculated And Architecture rears the frequent spire : for a long journey, to give the history Luxurisint harvests wave around the inead, of the Indians who once dwelt in that Aud Mocks and herds in verdant pastures

feed.' part of the country, and after telling us that the warriors of Pequawkett,' Soon we come to the description of (Phæbus, what a name !') got their a passionate little river called Saco, living by hunting and trapping; and and relating what havoc it makes methinking that he was present at an among the saw-logs, and spar-timber, aboriginal battle, and could see the and rail-fences, &c. particularly in the hurtling of the arrows in the air, and · spring of the year when its cboler rises after anathematizing all the native bighest, he gives us a lesson upon lumtribes for their ferocity, concludes this bering and clearing, in the course of part of the poem with the vision of a which he notices the impartiality of Sachem rising from the grave, who the axes in that part of the country, sings a tolerable song, to we know which cut down not only the pine not what tune, and is followed by the trees, but the beeches, and birches and author himself with some of the best hemlocks. He claims immunity, lines in the book. Contrasting the si- however, for the maple on account of lence in which the savage tribes passed its sap, and pronounces it worthy of from the earth, and the stillness in greater homage than the vine, or the which they rest, with the never dying myrtle, or the olive, and threatens to trample on the laurel, provided he can Martin Luther in the following aniobtain a maple chaplet. As, however, mated lines. we have not room to be minute on the Kind fleaven relenting look'd on human grief, whole work, we will pass on to the And pitying sent, in Lutlier's form,

By virtue led, his mind with wisdom fraught,

- "Good will to man and peace on earth" he taught, ent civilized condition. And here the

Reason delighted, on his accents hung;
His warning voice through gronning nations rung;

Resplendent Truth, flash'd through the awful gloom, advantage. When he comes among

And Freedom rose majestic from the tomb.' civilized people, he pays his respects In a strain of good sense and good first, as is meet, to the ladies. In feeling, he speaks to the following treating this part of the subject, he effect on the style of preaching most makes some very judicious remarks calculated to benefit society, and puri. on the character most proper for wo- fy the heart. men to sustain, and after a passing ..' Ye holy Pastors, wherefore then contend?

Your creeds to spread and dogmas to defend? compliment to his fair towns-women, Arr ye rot all commission'd from above,

Heralds of peace and ministers of love? calling them household deities, he

One God ve worship and one Saviour trust,
And all alike are children of the dust.

The faithiess hearer, listening as you preaclı, the description he gives of a good And wondering at the mysteries you teach,

Is train'd to doubt, and thence advancing last, wife ; and then throws together, with is train

Becomes a pertect infidel at last. some discrimination, those qualities Why to vain tenets strive recruits to win,

Rather than save immortal souls from sin ? which constitute a bad wife, and mar See, while ye waste in vain disputes your time, all the enjoyments of home.

Ilow the vast earth is overrun by Crime.
Arm'd in his cause, or following in his train,
To spread his conquests and confirm his reign,

Behold what hosts acknowledge his command, the law, in the course of which he

What myriad victims fall beneath his hand.
Skil'd in the art the grand campaign to plan,
See Dissipation lead the powerful van,

War, like the Indian, by deceit and stealth, and the other of a stupid, ignorant and the

And sap the works of innocence and health,

Then ope an easy and a certain way, corrupt justice of the peace, the vin- Through which Diseases rush to seize their prey. dictive tyrant of the neighbourhood, We have thus endeavoured to give and which, if they be not executed in about equal portions of the better and the first style, are yet very correct the poorer parts of the poem before us, likenesses. He takes a survey also of and shall only remark, further, that the clergy and the faculty, and in there is, throughout, evidence of con. what he says in connexion with the siderable facility in composing, though former, he seems to have felt more it appears like the facility of a mind of roused and energetic than in any part moderate powers employed on easy of the poem. After a succinct account subjects, and not that resistless moveof the extravagance and tyranny of the ment which characterizes genius wher Romish superstition, he introduces excited to put forth its strength.

Art. 6. TRANSACTIONS OF LEARNED SOCIETIES. UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF The names of those who have been apNEW-YORK.

proved by the Trustees are forwarded to the COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. Regents of the University, who return an CIRCULAR

equal number of Diplomas, under the signaT NQUIRIES being frequently made, by ture of the Chancellor. They are afterwards 1 persons resident at a distance, relative signed by the Professors. to the course of studies, and requisites for By the 20th of March, the candidate shall graduation, in the College of Physicians and deliver to one of the Professors a DissertaSurgeons of the University of New-York, as tion on some Medical Subject. He is pubalso concerning other matters interesting to licly examined on the same, in the College the Students who resort to this School of Hall, the first Monday in April, and may pubMedicine, the Trustees of the College, with lish, with the approbation of one of the Proa view of removing the inconvenience of fessors, either in the English, French, or answering so many individual applications, Latin Languages. The Degrees are conferand of gratifying those whom it may con- red by the President, the next day, at a pubcern, have ordered the present Circular to lic Commencement. be published for general information.

From the provision thus made, it will be The College opens, annually, on the first seen, that the various Courses of Lectures, Monday in November, and the several delivered in the College, are so arranged, as courses begin, successively, that week, after to constitute a complete system of Medical the Introductory Lectures of the respective Education. The Board of Trustees, bowProfessors. The Session closes the last day ever, think it incumbent on them to state, of February.

that it has been their unremitted endeavour LECTURES IN THE FORENOON to increase, as far as practicable, the means

Theury and Practice of Physic. by Dr. of instruction, and to render the advantages Hosack, from pine to ten o'clock, daily enjoyed by the College, at least equal to

Principles and Practice of Surgery, by Dr. those of any other similar establishment in Mott, from ten to eleven, daily.

the United States. The Anatomical Muse. Anatomy, Physiology, and Surgery, by um, of large extent, has been augmented by Dr. Post, from eleven' to twelve, daily. some rare and valuable preparations, and

The Clinical Practice of Medicine, by Dr. very important additions have been made to Hamersley, and attendance at the New- the Chemical Apparatus and Laboratory. York Hospital, from twelve to one, daily. The Cabinet of Natural History has also

LECTURES IN THE AFTERNOON. been greatly enriched by numerous speci

Natural History, including Mineralogy, mens, native and foreign; and in the illus. Bolany, and Zoology, by Dr. Mitchill, from trations of the Geology and Mineralogy of one to two, daily.

the American States, is peculiarly rich. Chemistry and Materia Medica, by Dr. It is proper further to state, that although M'Neven, from five to six, daily.

the most liberal and estensive system of Obstetrics, and the Diseases of Women Medical and Philosophical instruction has and Children, by Dr. Hosack, from four to thus been provided the expense of educafive, on Mondays and Thursdays.

tion to the candidate for Medical bonours is Clinical Lectures, by Dr. Hamersley, from not increased beyond that of any other Col. four to live, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. lege in the Union; as the courses are not

Institutes of Medicine, by Dr. Francis, made indispensably necessary for graduation, from four to five, on Tuesdays and Fridays. and the student is at liberty to attend any

Legal Medicine, by Dr. Siringham, from course or courses he may think expedient: seven to eight, on Mondays and Thursdays. the Professors insist upon the attainments of GRADUATION,

the candidate, and not upon the number of It is expected that a candidate for gradua- courses nor the number of years he may tion shall have attained the age of twenty- have attended at the University.—The Trusone years.

tees believe their plan of education satisfacOn or before the first day of February, the tory, and they indulge the hope that nothing candidate shall make known his name and will be wanting to fulfil the just expectations intention to one of the Professors, by whom and liberal views of their patrons, the Hon. he will be informed of the time and place of ourable the Legislature, and the Regents of examination. This Girst examination is by the University of New-York. the board of Professors only: it is private

By order, and conäidential.

SAMUEL BARD, M. D. President. A second examination is held before the John W. Francis, M. D. Registrar. board of Trustees, to whom, on this occa. N. B. The Student of Medicine has abunsion, an appeal lies, and before whom there dant opportunities of prosecuting private disis offered an opportunity of redress, if a can- sections, under the immediate direction of didate thinks bimsell in any wise aggrieved. the Professor's of Anatomy and Surgery, as

tery.

the College enjoys the peculiar advantage of James L. Hannah, of St. Martins, West. being able to procure subjects from the State Indies, on digestion. Prison, under the sanction of an act of the John Hill, A. B. of North-Carolina, on anLegislature.

gina pectoris. Čity of New York, Jan. 28th, 1817. Jesse Hamor, of Pennsylvania, on dysen

Annual Medical Commencement in the Uni- Ezekiel Hall, of North Carolina, on hy. versily of New York.-Agreeable to a resolu. drothoras. tion of the honourable the regents of the Asa Hillyer, junr. A. M. of New Jersey, University of the state of New-York, the an- on the passions. nual commencement, for the purpose of con. Ellis C. Harlan, of Pennsylvania, ,on ce. ferring the degree of doctor of medicine, in phalitis. the college of physicians and surgeons of this Cornelius P. Heermans, of Ontario couftcity, was held on Tuesday, the 8th day of ty, N. Y. on the medical topography of OnApril, 1817. The exercises took place in the tario county. hall of the college, and were honoured with John J. Ingersoll, A. B. of Connecticut, the presence of a numerous and respectable on animal heat. audience, besides the trustees, professors, Reuben King, of Massachusetts, on hereand other officers of the institution. The ditary predisposition to disease. degree of doctor of Medicine was granted to Roderick Murchison, of South-Carolina, the following forty gentlemen, who had been on the absorbent system. students of the University, had undergone J. B. Ricord Madiana, of France, on inthe several examinations required by its laws, sanity. and publicly defended their respective in William L. Mitchell, of New-York, On augural dissertations. After the candidates concussion of the brain. were vested with their academic honours, Michael O'Brian, of South-Carolina, on the venerable and learned president, Samuel the anterior operation for cataract. Bard, M. D. L. L. D. delivered an interest. James Roane, of Tennessee, on pneumo ing address to the graduates.

nia typhodes, as it appeared in Nashville. Nathaniel Allen, A. B. of Connecticut, on Stephen C. Roe, of New-York, on ammothe vis medicatrix naturæ.

nia. John B. Beck, A. M. of Schenectady, N. Zabina Smith, of Massachusetts, on the Y. on infanticide.

chemical effects of light. Lewis D. Bevier, A. B. of New York, on James Seaman, of New-York, on ergot. bydrophobia.

Abraham Van Gelder, of New York, on Thomas W. Blatchford, of New-York, on the nature and constitution of the atmos. feigned diseases.

phere. Isaac Motte Campbell, A. M. of South- James S. Watkins, A. B. of New York, Carolina, on amputation.

on the agency of electricity and galvanism. John Colvill, junr. of New York, on Egerton L. Winthrop, A. B. of New-York, phthisis pulmonalis.

on indigestion, and its influence on certain Alexander Chisholm, of South-Carolina, diseases. on tetanus.

Thomas Waties, junr. A. M. of SouthJohn Julius Conturier, of South Carolina, Carolina, on the operation of cold. on pneumonia typhodes.

W. Williamson,' A. M. of New-York, on VÝilliam N. Clarkson, of South-Carolina, stone in the bladder. on arthritis.

The degree of doctor of medicine was Samuel P. Dunbar, of New York, on uri- also conferred on John D. Jaques, of New nary calculi.

York, a trustee of the college. Nicoll H. Dering, of New-York, on bydrocephalus internus.

MEDICAL SOCIETY Charles Doughty, of South Carolina, on OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK. fungus hemodotes.

Agreeable to Statute, this Society met at Henry M. Dueachet, of South Carolina, the Capitol in the city of Albany on the 4th on the action of poisous.

day of February last Harvey Elliot, A. M. of Connecticut, on The annual address was delivered by the the asclepias tuberosa of Linnæus.

President, Joseph White, M. D. being an inBenjamin Rodolphus Greenland, of South- genious discourse on the subject of White Carolina, on the medical properties of the Swellings of the Joints; which has been prenanthes virgata.

published at the request of the Society. The Jaines A. Gray, of Virginia, on cynancbe Society then proceeded to the Election of trachealis.

Officers for the present year-when the folThomas J. Gilbons, of New York, on be- lowing gentlemen were chosen; Joha morrhinya.

Stearns, M. D. President, Henry Mitcbill, M. Sicphen Hasbrouck, A, B of Jair-York, D. Vice Pesident, James Low, M. D. Secre. on insensible perspiration.

tary, Charles D. Townsend, M. D. Treasure,

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Drs. Theoderick R. Beck, James Low, taneous or originating within itself, and not Charles D. Townsend, David Hosack and derived from currents of water or air. BeWilliam Patrick, junior, Censors. Drs. David ing now convinced it was an animal, they Hosack, John Miller, Stephen Reynolds, discovered his course to be directly across Samuel L. Mitchill, Amasa Trowbridge, the ships direction. They continued straight Joshua Lee, and Joseph Gilbert-Committee forward with the expectation of passing aof Correspondence.

head of him. But his progress was such that After disposing of the various subjects there was a necessity of running foul of him, which came under their consideration, the or of keeping away to go behind bim. The Society adjourned on the 6th.

ship was first kept away to clear him, and NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY. immediately after passing bis wake, brought Sitting of May 6th.

round a little to reconnoitre him. He was DR. MITChill communicated, with some mostly under water ; but a part apparently specimens of Zoology, &c. contributed by of the size of a ship's boat upside-down was Capt. Edmund Fanning of this city, the fol- above the waves. His visible magnitude lowing observations, which, on account of was estimated at one hundred and ten seet, their importance, we have copied verbalim or more, from side to side. This surface from the journal of the sitting. “But, in ad. was uneven, as if covered with moss, weeds, dition to these articles, Capt. Fanning has and barnacles or shells. He paid no recard given us more information concerning that whatever to the ship, and the billows rolled enormous inhabitant of the ocean, which ap- over him as over a sboal or rock. It was pears to surpass in magnitude, all the living supposed that his eyes were discovered, as creatures belonging to the terraqueous also, something like fins or a tail in action. globe."

But no deterininate judgment of his bulk, "On a former occasion I endeavoured to figure, or manner of swimming could be collect and state the evidence which New. formed, partly by reason of bis vastness, York afforded concerning such huge pro- and partly because of his concealment under ductions of nature. It then appeared from water. On the whole, the crew were glad the testimony of seven independent and res. to leave him unmolested; and some of the pectable witnesses, that the existence of seamen, for several days, retained the terror creatures larger than whales, and different of the impression so strongly that they were from whales, could not be doubted. By constantiy on the watch for krakens, and comparing this mass of intelligence with that feared that they might all be lost, by encollected, from all sources within his reach, countering such an enormous creature in by Dennis Montfort, in his elaborate history the night.” of Molluscas, I was led to believe this pro- Dr. Mitchell also stated that, in conse. digious animal was the sepia octopus, or quence of a request from Professor Bigelow eight armed cuttle fish. These particulars of the University of Cambridge, Massachuwere arranged in the form of a Memoir, and setts, he had noted the flowering of the fol. printed in the 16th vol. of the Medical Re- lowing trees, shrubs and plants in this city pository, page 396–406.

and iis vicinity, this season, which are ar“ Afterwards, the declarations of other ranged in their chronological order. Persons, unexceptionable in point of credi. April 11th. Red inaple, dandelion, and bility and character, were taken. They cor- common eln.-15th. Currant and gooseberroborated the former conclusion, by a fur- ry ; yellow narcissus or daffodil; dogs-toothther mass of powerful evidence. All these violet, (erythroniuin lanceolatum.) 16th. mallers were recorded in the before-men- Marsh marygold, (caltha palestris.) 19th. tioned work, vol. 17. p. 388-390.

Wood anemone, (A nemorosa,) and clayto. “After all this, as is to make assurance nia virginica. 2014. Ibite narcissus. 21st. &t certain as possible, Capt. Fanning has en. Peach Tree flowered; th. in full bloom.tered on the Journal of the ship Volunteer 25th. Cherry tree flowered ; May %, in full commanded by him, bound to the Sonth bloom. 26. blood-root plant, (sang canad,) Seas, that being in about the Latitude of 36° Jone-berry or bilberry, (Pyr. botryapium.) south, on the Atlantic Ocean, sailing towards May 1. Apple tree dwart, (Pyr. malus para. Terry del Fuego, he saw one of these mon- disaica,) Plum tree. May 2. Pear tree, (P. sters of the deep. 'It was in the month of com.) 4. Apple tree orchard common. 5. August, when the ocean was calm, and the Lilac, (syring. vulg.) dwari almond. vessel proceeding at the rate of four miles Dr. Mirchill made soine reinarks on a spethe hour. During the brightness of a fair cimen of Lumachella marbli, which he de. day, while the captain and officers were ta- posited in the cabinet of tice Society, being a king their food below, the boatswain alarm. slab large enough for a liearth, received froin ed them by stating that he descried a rock Roger Strong, Esq. of this city, who bud ubat some distance a-head of the ship. They tained it from the quarry in the town of Coeyall proceeded to the deck, and soon satisfied mans, in the county of Albany. It is filled themselves that the supposed rock was a with the calcareous remains of Molluscas. moving body, and that its impulso was spon- Traces of six kinds of siells and creatures

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