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Driginal Ellays.

By the force of attraction, innumerable | existence, under violent spasms aggravated particles of matter are united, and remain | by the poisonous drugs both of ignorant

closely compacted together : obedient to empirics and artful iinpostors, they have Hither the products of your closet-laboru bring, Enrich our columns, and instruct mankind.

the laws of gravitation, the planets, each gone down to the tomb. On fria prinone keeping its proper place, revolve


are born free and cround their common centre, the sun, in FOR THE BALANCE.

qual," as to natural rights.--Hence, exregular and uniform tracks : hence there

clusive , privileges, hereditary titles and is order in the system. So men, were POLITICAL SKETCHES.

authority, and the usual powers and appen: they generally well informed and well difNo. II.

dages of royalty, are intrenchments on the posed, each one bending his efforts to the natural rights of the people : yet were all

promotion of the public interests, might the blood royal destroyed, the nations of UCH is the craft of fome, the

be easily held together by a government the earth would quickly find masters ;

that should impose no other bands, but blindneis of inany, and the fellihness of

who would seize and exercise the power filken cords. But from blindness ; fill mail, that av immortal republic would be

of kings, whether invested with royal titles, as great a miracle, as an immortal man. more from the confie of various perverse or called by the names of Shadtholders, As in natural, so in all political bodies, passions ; and most of all from the con.

Projectors, Consuls. there are the seeds of inevitable diftolu. fant and violent influence of the folfinh

A ceutury and half ago, the

very name tion ; which, in some, operate fywer, in affe&lions ;-men, like particles of matter of king was so odious to the people of others, more rapidly. An absolute det loosened from the laws of attraction, are

England, that some of them were offendpotism, as it enchains the human faculties driven wide from the general interest, ed at the Lord's prayer, for its seeming to

which should be their common centre ; or and spreads a deadly torpor throughout

give countenance to monarchy ; and tho's the whole political frame, sometimes lalls more properly speaking, they place their

it expedient that the word kingdom, in and continues uniform for many ages ; a

individual interests in a hoflile competi-l that divine prayer, should be expunged,

tion with it: --factions and confusions, in mixed monarchy balances between the pre

and that commonwealth should be infertrogatives of the crown and the privileges a free government ensue ; and horrid des. ed in its stead. Shortly lowever, the of the people, and so long as this balance || potism clses the drama.

minds of the same people vibrated to the is maintained in nearly an even poise, the Republican principles are undoubtedly other extreme.---They loudly clamoured conflitution is preserved ; while a repub. true in theory. All legitimate civil pow. for a king ; they eagerly and rally aclic originating from and guided by the will er is derived from the people: it is given || cepted their new lovreign, without requirof the people, at the same time that it seems in trust, to be exercised for their general || ing any previous limitations of his authorto be the only legitimate form, has, of all interests; and at their will and pleasure it lily ; and so tranfported were il:ry at the kinds of government, been the most incon is revocable. Happy would it be for the event of the restoration of monarchy, that,

Aant & the least durable. The humours of world, were there wisdom and virtue en (according to an eminent historian,) there the people have changed perpetually from ough among mankind to vindicate and

were some who actually died of joy. one extreme to another : they have been support these principles and to build upon In our own country, the experiment driven hither and thither by violent gusts || them permanent systems of government :

of a free republican government has been and currents ; so that governments de but alas ! all the experiments, heretofore and is now making under several greater pending entirely on the popular will, after

made, have ladly failed. The age of man, | advantages, than perhaps it ever had in an a series of fluctuations and wild disorders, three score years and ten, is short ; but the ny part of the world before : these are rehave suddenly expired in horrible convul. duratio: er free republics has usually been || cognised with pleasure, and will be pare Gors.

macht. After a very few years of || ticularly noticed hereafter,



miration 10 our neighbours. They have Impressed with these sentiments, the produced as much happiness to our ances members of the House of Representatives, tors and their posterity, as was ever experi

and a number of other persons from vari. From the CONNECTICUI COURANT. enced by an equal number of individuals ous parts of the State, who are friendly to

under any forni of government. To these the government of Connecticut, have DURING the Session of the General | tru'hs, it is presumed, the people of the thought proper to meet at the State House Allembly the present spring, the Federal

State will generally aflent. They have in this place, to deliberate on this novel fita members of the House of Representatives, felt the benefits of our government, and uation, and so ascertain, by a free comma. and a number of persons from different they possess too much information to be ig- nication of opinions, whether it might not parts of the State, met to consider the fitu norant of the causes from which these ben. be requisite, to adopt some measures for im. ation of public affairs. After converfing | efits have arisen.

preffing on our fellow citizens the necesl. freely on the subject, it was unanimously

To admit the possibility, that a majority liiy of resifting this combinacion, by a genr. agreed to publish a litt of names for the of the people of this State would consent to ral and united exercise of the right of suff. nomination to be made in September next, exchange the system, which has produced rage in the choice of our State officers

. and with that, an Address to the Freemen so much good, for visionary theories, or the

so much good, tor visionary theories, or the li could not escape the confideration of a. of the State. Such an Address was drawn

mad projects of designing men, would be ny person present, that a proceeding of this by a committee appointed for that purpose, an insult to the good sense and information nature was a deviation from the ancient and reported to an adjourned meeting, by for which they have been fo

for which they have been so justly charac- practice of the State–That it would be which meeting it was unanimously accept terised. It is necessary only to be appri- | far better, that all the freemen should exer. ed, and ordered to be published. The ob.

zed of a danger, to induce them to unite cise their elective rights without any inter. ject of it will be found in the Address itand defeat it.

ference whatever. But although the re. Telf. It is trusted that no man who wish

The combination, which has been form- sult of the late election has proved, that a es weil to the government and institutions ed against the inflitutions of the State, is large and decided majority of our fellow of the State, will read it with indifference. formidable only in one point of view. citizens were determined to support the That the times require UNION and EXER

The leaders, who conduct it, are principal-Government of the flate, yet the form of Tion on the part of the friends to good or

ly those who are enjoying the favors and our election was known to be such, that der, and the freedom and happiness of the emoluments of the national government. the will of the majority mighe ultimately State, no man will deny. If this Address Having much at stake as individuals, they be defeated, should they not be united in fall have any effect in producing that UN

have made

great exertions, and have form- their candidates. It is not a majority of 10N and exertion, the objeet of those by ed an organized body, for extending their votes, which decides the nomination for whose directions it is pubiilhed, will be ful.

influence into every county, town and par- || Assistants. And a small minority, when ly answered.

ifh. Their objeét is, to subvert the system active and united, may prevail against a of our state government--to remove from large majority, who are negligent or divid.

ollice all those venerable men who have ed. ADDRESS

hitherto conducted our affairs and to fill But how to form a list of Candidates, their places with individuals from their own which should be unexceptionable with res. body.

pect to the manner of making it, and which FREEMEN OF CONNECTICUT. The effe&t of this combination has been would probably unite the fuffrages of the Fellow Citizens,

seen in the result of the late clection. It | freemen, is a subject novel in this State

was to be expected, that an organised oppo- || and of great difficulty. If the people could The political dissentions which have dif- fition against the government, extending it universally assemble, and deliberate on this turbed the tranquility of this State for the into every small corporation of the State, || fubje£t, they might ascertain the opinions two last years, have been felt and regretted would produce considerable effect. The

The of each other, before the day of election. by every virtuous and well informed man. misrepresentations which have been circu. But this, in the nature of things, is impol. The origin of these dissentions is so well | lared, and the perseverance with which they Gible. Any attempt by a few individuals, known, that it cannot be necesary, at this have been diffused, muft for a time make to direct the public attention to a particu. time, to examine or explain it. It is lut an impreffion on individuals who had nev. lar lift of Candidates might be considered ficient to say, that they have produced a er betore particularly attended to public as an officious interference with the right

combination, which threaiens to subvert transactions. These individuals it cannot of suffrage. But, under the peculiar cir. the established institutions and habits of the be doubted, would ultimately form corre&t cumstances of the times, it was believed, State. This is an unusual state of things, opinions of the state of our affairs, it left that the people of the State would not deem and in every respect greatly to be regretted. to their own good senfe, unbiassed by par it improper for the Representatives of the

From the first settlement of Connecticut, l ty. The events however, which have ta towns, with such other persons as were our form of government has been subftan. ken place within our view, are sufficient to present, during the session of the Legilla. tially the fame. The basis on which it prove, that this will not be the case, and ture, to submit to the freemen, a list of can. reits, is civiland religious liberty. These that the favorite project of revolutionizing didates to compose the nomina:ion for Alhave been, in a great measure, fecured and Connecticut will not be relinquished. || fiftants in September next. In this properpetuated by a mild, yet steady direction Exertions will be continued, to prevent ceeding, it must be evident, that we are acof governinent to the support of those the mifinformed from obtaining correcting only on the defensive. Those who are Ichools and inftitutions, which tend to dit information, and to increase the profelytes attempting to destroy the government of lule Knowledge and virtue-by confiding of democracy. It is to be expected, that the State, have led the way — They form the management of affairs to men of integ. a nomination, tormeckas has heretofore been their lists, and they unite to a man. vity and experience, and by the free and done, will be circulated with unceasing ac If any other mode to accomplish this unbilled, exercise of the right of fuffrage. Livity. And such is the discipline which object on the part of the majority, could be

The benefits` which have resulted irom prevails in this party, that the vote of eve. devised, which would be less exceptiona. this filem and these habits, have been felt ry man, who is hoftile to our State govern. ble, it will be regretted that it was not pur. by all. They have been the subject of our ment, will be given in support of the de-sued. But it is well known, that no collection fondeit recollection, and the object of ad. Il mocratic ticket.

of persons from the various parts of the


ing our

ftate equally numerous, will take place be opinion, that he may remain at hoine, and" to impose silence on the citizens-that fore the next ele£tion. And it was be that the election will be secure without 'the reign of terror is no more'-and lieved, that a meeting composed of the his assistance. Such an opinion might de “ that the liberty of speech and the preis Representatives, and others, who happen tain from meeting, a large portion of the " is freely enjoyed by us, though some ed to be present, if they could act with freemen. A general attendance will be “ of us so vilely abuse these privileges.” perfet unanimity, would be as fatistałto deci Gve in favor of order and govern.

As a proper comment, we need only mention the Ty to the community as any body of men ment.

indictments against the junior editor of this who would probably assemble. Under These observations, together with the

paper, on charges of libelling this same " wo:. these circumitances, we have thought it annexed lift, with great deierence and res.

thy president," who “ rejoices that the .cign proper to submit a list of names to the pect are submitted to the consideration of

of terror is no more, and that the LIBERTY OF con Gderation of the freemen. In this the freemen of this State.

SPEECH AND THE PRESS IS FREELY measure we are united without a single dir. In behalt of the Meeting,

ENJOYED." fentient. Our meeting has confifted of JON. INGERSOLL, Chairman.

Again-An “ Ode to Jefferson" in the last Bee, iwo hundred and thirty individuals; and S. S. SMITH, Clerk of the Meeting. I among other curiosities, has the following :our opinions have been formed from the Hartford, May 31, 1803.

“ No standing armies shew their heads, best information which could be obtained || The following is a list of Persons agreed

" Sedition bills expire ; from every part of the state. We have

« And free election, Heav'n's best gift, upon unanimously by the abovemention

" Fans freedom's sacred fire.” determined nothing oa this subject in se.

ed Meeting to be supported for the No standing armies shew their beauls,] Nor their cret--our meeting has been public ;' and

Nomination, at Freemen's Meeting the tails--O, strange! without any other view than the preserva

19th day of Sept, next.

Se lition bills expire.] No wonder that democrats tion of the government and institutions

Oliver Ellsworth, William Hillhouse, which are equally dear to you and ourselves,

rejoice at the expiration of the Sedition law. If

John Chester, Roger Newbury, that existed, a printer might publish truth concernwe publish the result of our deliberations.

Aaron Austin,
David Daggett,

worthy president," without fear of pusiNothing, we are sensible, but that necef

Jonathan Brace, Nathaniel Smith, fity which all muft feel, will justify this

ishment ; and that would never do. But the comJohn Allen,

Chauncey Goodrich measure. If it meets your approbation, we

mon law against the liberty of the press, which William Edmond, Elizur Goodrich, ihall be satisfied.

ought to have died of old age long ago, seems to Stephen T. Hofmer, Simeon Baldwin, The persons, whose names we have

afford Mr. Jefferson exactly that kind of protection Matthew Griswold, Shubael Abbe, submitted to your consideration, are all

which the nature of the case requires. It is ex. Jonathan Barnes, known to us. We are satisfied, that they || Henry Champion & Jabez Clark, Esqrs

Joseph Walker,

tremely inconvenient for some men to have the truth

. will be most generally approved by the

told of them. freemen. The lift contains those who

And free election, &c ] At the moderate price of now compose the Council, five others

a five dollar bill, " more or less." who are in the prelent nomination, and

Again three additional nam's Troin various parts

Balance Closet.

" In former times (says the Bee of lait of the date. We Shall not contrait this

" week) if an editor dared to publish any with any opposite lift. You are the judy.

MEMORANDUMS, es of its merit. If you approve of it,

thing against president Adams he muit

“ be filled and imprisoned under the sedi. you will give it your support Many of

" tion law.” the gentlemen have long ferved the State In the New London Bee of July 22, 1801, it in the Council. Their virtues, their wil

It should always be understood, when the dewas said dom, and their experience have been Now, thank God, we have an ad.

mocrats snarl about the Sedition law, that it pun. known and felt.

ished nothing but fulsbood. " ministration that scorns the aid of a Se. Whatever opinion may be formed of the “ dition Law to protect it against the ven.

A liitle further notice of the Bee next week. proceeding we have adopted, there is one 66 om of ils enemies." point to which it can never be improper to This same administration, however, does not

Many democratic editors have displayed a rast call the attention of our fellow citizens :

scorn the protection of the old musty common law deal of ingenuity in attempting to justify our “worIt is the importance and necessity of exer. of England, which forbids the publication of ihy president's" maper-money-tender, the particulars cising the right of fuffrage. This right is

of which were given in our last ; but the Baltimore of inestimable value. It is equally the se.

American seems to out-strip them all. lle says,

Again Will not Holt feel an unusual glow of that curity against power, and against disor shame, on re-perusing the following article, which “ Gabriel Jones, during the revolu. der.

appeared in the Bee of the 12th of August, 1801, " tion, was a tory of the mofl malignant But it is in vain that we possess it, if we " When some one mentioned to an

Tamp.'' forego the privilege from indolence and " ancient monarch the vile and scanda. Admitting this to be true, which, by the bye, we inattention. To exercise this right with

do not believe, we cannot conceive that there cau “ lous libels that were daily uttered a. freedom and with judgment, is a solemn

be any great difference, as far as it respected Mr. gainst him, and wished their authors to

Jefferson's conduct, whether Mr. Jones was a hig duty, which we owe to the community and “ be punished, “ No (replied the sage or a tory. A man who intends to pay his debis ourselves.

prince) let them alone : I am pleased | honestly, will hardly take the trouble to enquire In this day of turnult, when such ef « io see these proofs of the liberty enjoy.

whether his creditor agrees with him in political sen.

riments or not; or, at least, if he does difier with forts are made to destroy the principles of " ed by my subjets."

him, he will not consider this as a reasonable cause that government which has been transmit. “ Our worthy president must undoubt. for cheating him out of his money --Perhaps, bow. ted to us by our fathers, it cannot be im. edly feel the same sentiment when he

ever, this is democratic morality--it may be philos.

ophy : But it is something very different from old. proper to urge our fellow citizens, to at. contemplates the foul and unfounded

fashioned holesty. iend without exceptions at the freemen's " abuse that is constantly poured upon his If Mr. Jones was actually a tory, during the rev. meetings, and to continue their attend. “ character in every part of the continent. olution, how the deuce came Mr. Jefferson to write

to him that he was, ' with much esteen, ance until the whole business is complet.

his friend " He must rejoice, with all good men, that

and servant ?"-Mercy on us ! Could Mr. Jedereen ed. Let no man excuse himself with an no unconftitutional ledition law exists

csteer?, and be the friend of, a tory?



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But a few days--and the lot of the most unlappy of created beings will be decided

forever! I know the weight of your SPUR IN RYE.

I} E is a drama, which sometimes

Lordship's opinion. It is that which will clores in such a tragical manner as none

undoubiedly decide, whether I am to die could have expected. Croelus, king of

an ignominious death ; or drag out the R. DEANE, in the New-Eng. Lydia, after making before Solon a display land Earner, obferves that the grains of of his vait wealth, vainly aked the philor reft of my life in dishonourable banish

ment. O, my Lord, do not refuse to hear rye, which are aifected with this noxious opher, whether he did not think liim a inolt

what I in my humility dare :0 oppose to the distemper, are thicker and longer than the happy man. Solon replied, much io the il feverity of ihe laws. found ones, commonly projecting beyond | dilpleasure of the king, ihat no man could their husks, and mostly crooked. They juitly be pronounced happy, till his death.

I feel how frightful my crime is; the are dark coloured, have a rough surface, Shortly afterward, Crælus, vanquished in

sentence which condemns me is but too and appear furrowed from end to end. battle and taken priloner by Cirus, was

juft: I however flatter myself, that, am di They are bitter to the taste; and will swim li condemned to the flames ; and while he

all the reproaches caft upon me on account

of in water at first, and then sink to the bot. was fitting on the fatal pile whereon he my crime, it will still be remembered tom. But they are easily distinguishable was to be burned, he thrice repeated,

how useful my charitable endeavours have by their extraordinary bulk. with a loud and mournful voice, the name

been to that very society which I have The peasants of Sologre, (in France) it of Solon. Cyrus, whose curiosity was injured. lak nothing but the prelerva. is faid, 'Gft out these grains, when corn is wakened by this incident, ordered him to tion of my lite,-a life which I shall drag plenty ; but in a time of scarcity, being || be taken down from the pile, and asked

out in difhonour, and perhaps in misery! loth to lose so much grain, they negleet it : || him the reason of his calling upon Solon :

Have compassion, my Lord, on a man cov. and in consequence of such neglect, they ! and when the condemned prince informed

ered with intany, without fortune, and are attacked with a dry gangrene, which him that Solon's declaration, that no man

without resource, but not however with. mortifies the extreme parts of the body, fo could jusly be pronounced happy till his

out fear at caftig his eyes iowards the athat they fall off , almolt without any pain. || death, and which he had regarded with byss of eternity.

. In Duhamel's culture des Terres, it is contempt while in prosperity, had so deep However great that misery which will remarked ;-" The Hotel Dieu, at Or: | ly affected him in the extremities of his be


fill allow me to live. That leans, has had many of these miserable ob. a Miction as to occasion his lamentable out. very misery under which I shall languish jects, (poisoned by spurred rye,) who had || cry ; Cyrus, touched with a sense of the

the rest of my days will forewain all thole not any thing more remaining, than the uncertainty of human greatness and gran. who were witnesses of it, to beware of in. bare trunk of the body, and yet lived in | deur, as well as with compassion for his

deur, as well as with compassion for his dulging their passions, and to guard again that condition several days.

royal captive, granted hiin pardon and a fatal vanity and a spirit of dissipation. As it is not every year (says Duhamel) || freedom and received him to favour.

For the last time, I conjure you, my that the spur in re produces these dread It usually costs a long series of constant Lord, to suffer me to live ; and when you ful accidents, Languis is of opinion, that efforts, either to raise a fortune, orto el see me passing from the frighiful dungeca there may be iwo kinds of this disemper ; tablith a great and good name; whereas a which now encloses me, to an ignominone which is not hurtful, and the other single talle Atep may destroy both, and ous exile, be assured that justice will be which occasions the gangrene. It is how. precipitate the pollutir into the depths | fufficiently satisfied by the sufferings of

ever probable (says he) that there is but of wretchedness, and infan.y. Dr. Wil- | him who is, - one kind of ipur ; and that it does not

liam Dodd was a remarkable and moit melhurt, when fufficient care is taken in fift. ancholy instance.

My Lord, Your Lordlip's He was a popular

Most humble servant. ing the grain ; nor aiso, when only a || preacher in London, and had been a chap small part of the grain is distempered.” lain to his present majesty : many deeds of

benevolence had marked and exalted his
character ; but vanity was his great foi.

ble. The company and caresses of the no.
bility, some of whom had employed him

in educating their fons, led him to a tyle

of living far beyond his means. Diltrel. TO TAKE STAINS OUT OF LINEN. Ging embarrasiments ensued ; and in the

IT has, by fome, been supposed that the fatal hour of temptation he committed the STAINS, occafioned by fruit, are read

British island was once united to the con. crime of forgery, tor which he was conily removed from the clothes, by wet.

tinent. St. Pierre has attempted to dildemned to suffer under the gallows. Pow. ting them, and placing thein near lighted | erful solicitations were made in his behalt

prove this sentiment, and to show that is brimitone ; a few matches will answer the

has never belonged to the continent. It to the throne. purpose. The fulphurous gals extracts

is, says he, a remark of Julius Ceasar in The mark.

Lord Piercy presented a petition for his I his commen!aries, that during his stay in

lot, yet

that illand he had never seen either the on ; but I hope this communication will style and expression which discovered origbeach tree or the fir; tho' these trees were excite the curiosity of some ingenious | inal genius, and knowledge of his models. very common in Gaul along the banks of

naluralist, to do justice to the subje&t. But what diftinguished him was, a force of the Şeine and the Rhine. If therefore

PUER. those rivers (lays St. Pierre) had ever

mind, and a readiness to comprehend all

subjects, even such as were most foreiga flowed through any part of Britain, they Livingston Ville, Schoharie County.

from his ftudies. With all his love of must have carried with them the seeds of

ftudy, he still looked in health ; was aëlive the vegetables, which grew at their four

and full of life. At his studies only he ap. ces, or upon their banks. The beech and


peared more grave, but it was not difficult the fir, which at this day thrive exceeding

io detach him from any studies, by propo. ly well in Britain, mult of necessity have been found growing there in the time of

IN the Balance of the 17th ult. we re.

ling any active sports to him. He had

even formed in his imagination, a country Julius Ceasar, as they are of the genus of published from the Virginia Gazette, ån fluviatic trees, the seeds of which refow account of a remarkable phenomenon

which he called Allestone, of which he was

which was observed in Richmond. The themselves, through the allistance of the

to be King. This was a kind of Utopia to waters. same appearance of innumerable meteors

him, though he never had heard of that cel. or shooting stars, has also been announced

ebrated political romance. He wrote the from various parts of Massachusetts ; and

history of this country, and drew a curious we have just received a communication

and ingenious map of it, giving names of

his own invention to the principal towns, aiscellany.

from a gentleman of veracity and respec. | mountains, and rivers. and as he had a tability, who resides in Schoharie county,

fondness for science, he founded Univer. in this state, which gives in substance, the FOR THE BALANCE. following particulars :

fities, established profeflors, and gave ftat

ules ard rules to them. His last Gckness, He was returning home from a jour- || which he supported with patience and cour. PETRIFACTION.

ney, late on the same night that the mete age, gave him an opportunity to thew that ors were observed at Richmond, when he he knew how to employ the treasure he

was astonished at the immense nuinber of had amassed, for his own consolation, and ERHAPS there is not a more

Thooting stars which fell in all directions a. to fortify his mind against distress. He astonithing instance of petrifaction in the

round him. Some of them approached to employed himself in bed reviewing what he western world, than is to be seen about near the earth, that he could plainly dir had read, seen or done while in health. halt a inile south-eait from the Court houle tinguish them, between the high hills on

The molt indifferent objects passed as disthe east and weft sides of him, which were in Schoharie county. And, what is al

tinctly before his mind, as if they had ap. diftaat not more than half a mile. Those most as astonishing, it has never been no

peared for the first time. One day when ticed by any geographer or naturaliit. It

that seemed to fall nearest, were apparently he was very ill, he wished to know the is a hill, whose fize almost entitles it to the as large as a barrel, and had tails of from sense of the words, still-born, which he appellation of a mountain, which may be 12 10 20 feet in length. He judges there

had read upon a grave stone. He spoke pronounced, a mere mafs of petrified thells. was no intermillion (as to numbers and

often of his recovery, but never with im. I went to the top of the bill (which is some motion) for two hours, during which time

patience. The triumph of his mind over thousand feet higher than the ground

the whole hemisphere was illuminate:1. ihe body was so constant and so complete, where the Court house stands) and exam

that half an hour before his death, he

apined the rock as I went up, and then along

peared perfectly engaged with his maps of the top of the ridge tor half a mile. The

Geography. Without entering into the rock is generally covered with a thin foil,

minute circumstances of the sickness of

FROM THE SALEM REGISTER. but lies bare at different intervals, not far

this youth, of such extraordinary powers, distant from each other, in iis whole ex

we cannot agree in the opinion that an eartent : and in some places projects from


ly developeinent of the faculties of mind the ground ten or twelve feet. Every

is made at the expence of health and life. inch of the rock exhibits petrified shells in THERE has died lately at Hackney, The head of young Makin was opened af. their perteat torm. in one place I broke in England, a youth of six years and an hait ter his death, and examined attentively. off a piece of the rock, in a deep fillure, | old, who was a prodigy of learning and


The brain was of an extraordinary fize but ten feet from the surface of the rock, and ius, named Thomas (Villiam Maikin. He

He in good order. The seat of the evil was found it to be of the fame composition. understood his own language, and spoke in the ftomach.

in the stomach. This youth, with his perWherever the rock is exposed to the sun, and wrote in it with uncommon facility pict organization, miglil hope for the age it resembles brimstone ; where it is hid and correctness, and had so far advanced of man, had he not suffered from those ac. from the sun, it is dark, coarse and rough. in his fiudy of the Latin language as to read cidental evils to which man is exposed in It seems to be composed wholly of river easily the most familiar works of Cicero, all periods of his existence. shells ; I could find no oyiler-Shells, but He had also made some progress in rench, I found some very large clam-lhells. and knew so much of Geography, that he There is one thing particularly worthy of not only was able to reply without hesita

IN public affairs, cunning, let it be ever remark. Although it is a ridge so elevated, tion to all questions respecting the situation that no water of a petrified quality, or of the principal courtries, rivers and towns, lionorably through life. Like bad money,

so weli wrought, will not conduct a man otherwise, can possibly run there, I saw a but he could execute charts with a neatbunch of moss, which' a gentleman had ness and precision, quite surprising. be cried down. It cannot consist with a

it may be current for a time, but it will fooni found there, perte@ly petrified. Without any lesson, he had pushed his tal

liberal spirit, though it be sometimes uniI have no leisure, neither am I enough ents for painting lo far, that he had taken

ted with extraordinary qualifications. of a naturalift to investigate and make due copies of the heads of Raphael, it not with reflection upon this wonderful phenomen- | the succeefs of the first scholars, yet with a


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