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ART. VII.- Miscellaneous Articles. Observations, Anecdotes and Cha- this, and soon after in a letter to racters of Books and Nen. By the Mr. Pope, said that he had fallen Rev. Joseph Spence. London 1820.

upon some verses by chance in his 8vo. p. 302.

room, which he must copy out for This is an amusing collection of him to read. These were four ex. scraps. The following extracts will treme severe lines agaiöst Lord Ca. suífice for a specimen.

dogan. A little after Dr. Young had pub- By fear unmov’d, by shame unaw'd, lisbed bis Universal Passion, the Offspring of hangman and of bawd! Duke of Wharton made bim a pre. Ungrateful to the ungrateful man be sent of 20001. for it. When a friend

grew by, of the duke's, who was surprised at A bold, bad, boist'rous, blust'ring, the largeness of the present, cried bloody booby.

Anon. out, “What! two thousand pounds for a poem!' Tbe duke smiled, and Society for the Encouragement of said it was the best bargain he ever Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce. made in his life, for it was fairly (From an English Newspaper.) four thousand.--Mr. Rawlinson. The distribution of the rewards of

When the Doctor was very deep- this Society took place yesterday, for ly engaged in writing one of his tra- the first time, at the Argyll Rooms, gedies, that nobleman made him a and, perhaps, never since the Instivery different present. He procur- tution has been extant, was the cere. ed a human skull, and fixed a can

mony graced with so much rank, dle in it, and gave it to the Doctor, fashion, and beauty. It has almost as the most proper lamp for him to become a hacknied source of pride, write tragedy by.—The same. that the benevolence of this country

Sir Isaac Newton, a little before excells all others; and while we conhe died, said, “I don't know what I template the inany proofs which cor, may seem to the world; but as to my- roborate the fact, in the variety of sell, I seem to have been only like establishments for serviceable pura boy playing on the sea-shore, and poses, we acknowledge nope which diverting myself in now and then more effectually contributes to the finding a smoother pebble or a pret public good than this, and most sintier shell than ordinary, whilst the cerely do we annually bail the regreat ocean of truth lay all undis. sult of the exertions of its members, covered before me.'-Ramsay. who have, for a series of nearly

'Tis not at all improbable that seventy years, strengthened a chain, Sir Isaac Newton, though so great the first link of which came from a man, might have bad a hankering the fostering hand of Mr. William after the French prophets. There Shipley-a name which will ever be was a time, I can assure you, when recorded in the page of science with he was possessed with the old fool. respect and gratitude.--He was the eries of astrology, and another when founder of the institution, and to he was so far gone in chymistry as him especially are the most importto be upon the hunt after the philo- ant improvements, within the varisopber's stone.-Lockier.

ous branches which the Society reWhen the Bishop of Rochester cognizes, to be attributed. was in the tower, upon its being Soon after twelve o'clock, his said in the drawing-room, “What royal highness the duke of Sussex, shall we do with the man?'-Lord president, entered the room, and Codogan answered, Fling him to though the company seemed absorbthe lions.' The Bishop was told of cd in the contemplation of the dif

ferent performances of the candi- meeting him there, and he knew dates in Polite Arts, which were ap- him to be one of the most clever and pended to the walls, and those of honest workmen in the world. mechanics, which covered the table, His royal highness eulogized the a universal expression of joy beam company for their attendance, felied in the countenances of all. His citously observing, that the society royal bighness, wbose urbanity of had gained a great point, if the disdisposition cannot be too highly es- tribution had ensured the smiles of timated, most gracefully-we may ladies, as those gentlemen, in all say, benignantly bowed to the com- probability, who were not already pany as be passed to his chair, and members, would serve the instituthe business of the day now com- tion by becoming so, in compliment menced.

to their feelings. Mr. Aikin, the secretary, here A well selected band of music ocread a most classical and highly in- casionally relieved the ceremony, teresting exordium on the rise and and those gentlemen who officiated progress of the institution, very par- as managers, did every thing to conticularly referring to its commence- tribute to the gratification of the ment, and occasionally energeticalday. ly adverting to the great advantages which society had not only already Reflexions Politiques sur quelques received by its exertions, but Ouvrages et Journeaux Francois which would be continued, and be concernant Hayti, par Monsieur le trusted enhanced in their value, by Baron de Vastey, Secretaire du Roy, the labours of the day.

&c. &c. The premiums were then present- It is above thirty years since the ed in the order inserted in The finest feelings of this nation were MORNING HERALD of yesterday. roused to indignation, at the injus

His royal highness, on several oc. tice and cruelty perpetrated by the casions, observed the exertions of slave-traders on the negro-race. the candidates, and was particularly The politician declared, that inatcomplimentary to those (and we ob- tention to the cultivation of Africa served several) who had been be- was neglect of our own commercial fore him on former occasions in the interests; and the philanthropist, that same characters.

our apathy, with respect to the civi. To Mr. J. Perkins, who was ho- lization of its inhabitants, was a ponoured with three of the society's sitive neglect of the precepts of our medals, for inventions of the first divine religion. The British par. consequence, he was more than usu- liament, in consequence, passed ally happy. The candidate aluded

some acts to ameliorate the condito, is a most ingenious American, tion of the wretched blacks, in their and his royal highness observed, that horrid passage to our colonies; and as president of the society, he high- our colonial legislatures enacted rely participated in the national liber- gulations, for their better treatment ality which had evinced itself on in slavery. the occasion; that the reward here

After twenty years consideration bestowed, proved, that men of sci- we abolished the Slave Trade, and ence were happy to recognize and most of the civilized nations in the encourage the same qualification, be world have followed the example, it from what country it might. except Spain and Portugal, which,

To Mr. Wm. Harley, another in. resisting overy moral, religicus, and genious mechanic, previous to hand humane appeal, still continue this ing him the premium, he observed execrable traffic. he felt the highest gratification in However, we purchased from those relentless governments, at an profits attending the Slave Trade expense of nearly a million of pounds, are so largely augmented that there treaties to restrict their merciless is no chance of a diminution of the subjects from that Slave Trade north calamity, nor a hope of extending of the equator.

We have also ex- the benevolent intentions of Great pended, in the last ten years, on ill Britain to Africa, until Portugal executed schemes, for civilizing and shall be obliged totally to abandon instructing the captured negroes, the trade, by the whole civilized another million of pounds; and we world constituting every species of have lavished on visionary and use- traffic in slaves, piracy; and that less expeditions to explore the inte. every person taken in the trade, or rior of Africa, in the last five years, convicted in aiding and abetting the at least half a million of pounds more, traffic in any way, shall be visited without the slightest calamitous dis- with all the pains and penalties atasters attended their progress, and tached to pirates. - Month. Mag. prospect of success; complete has been their termination; but the plan New Works, announced. At Cowas so injudiciously concerted, that lumbia, S. C. • Reports of Cases arits fate was evident from the com- gued and determined in the Constimencement, except to those who tutional court of South Carolina, by were partakers of the expenditures; H. J. Nott and D. L. M'Cord, in addition to all this, we lavish on Counsellors at Law. ill-judged, unhealthy, and unprofit. able settlements on the western M. Carey and Son, Philadelphia; coast of Africa, above two hundred are about to publish a new edition thousand pounds a-year, independ- of the Reports of Vezey, jr. and Veent of the expense contributed by zey and Beames, with references to the visionary plans for creating set American decisions, by E. D. latlements at the Cape of Good Hope; graham, Esg. in 21 vols. Also a new but we are instructed from high au- edition of Chapman's Elements of thority, that these expenditures Therapeutics and Materia Medica. must be estimated benevolent pros- And a second American edition of pects of speculative humanity.' Now Lavoine's Atlas. we shall only presume to hint how A new Medical and Philosophical profitably some of these immense Journal is projected under the edisums might be employed on projects torship of professors Chapman and of real humanity at home, without Patterson of the University of Penndiscussing the inability of this nation sylvania. to continue such an unprofitable and profligate waste of her treasure; The 7th No. of the Sketch Book but we fervently hope, that no fur is in press, and will be published ther expenditure of this sort will be about the middle of the present suffered, particularly as we know month, by Haly and Thomas, New from the best authenticated docu. York, and M. Thomas, Philadelments, and the most uncontradicted phia. statements, that the number of slaves They have likewise in press the carried from the coast of Africa is third volume of Salmagundi, which more extensive than ever--that the will complete the second series. miseries these unfortunate beings endure are greatly increased- that J. Maxwell has in press the 2d the cultivation of the African soil is vol. of Otis' Translation of Botta's very little extended—that the civi. History of the American Revolulization of the inhabitants is not in tion, which will be published in the least improved and that the October.

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