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A letter from a gentleinan in Washington to the editor of the National Aegis, states, that Tom Paine “is well drest, and appears like a genleman;" that "he is very temperate," and tha: he is “ a live ing volume of information." It adds that Paine

means to recommence his political publications," and that “ The federal papers, ay lie says, will re. publish liis communications."--" If they do not, they will lose obeir customers ; and, if they do, they will lose tbeir cause." !!! Well done, Tom Paine ! Your vanity has led your judgment (if you possess any) astray. 1f the federal printers do not republish your communications, they will lose their customers ! Το

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this a small misrake, we need only stare, that a certain federal paper, in which but a part of one of Paine's communica'ions has been published, has gained more than two hundred customers, since his landing in America That the federalists will lose their cause, by re-publishing Paine's trash, is, we presume, only the mouleat 0 pinion of that “living volume of information" him. self. Because he has blasphemed, the saviour of the world ; and slandered the father of federalism, with impunity, he mist 1: puff him elf up bites the ridiculous idea that his goose.quill is a music ward, by the ionch of which he can conqier ita thousands and its of thousands.

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greatest of curses which can befala peo. ter ought to have a nobler object in view, than the ple. He is a more horrible scourge than mere gratification of personal resentment. When the yellow fever.

X. events happen, from which instruction may be

drawn, it becomes the duty of editors of newspa-
pers, to treat of them in a manner which they deem

most likely to promote the public good. This will
Balance Closet.

be our aim in the present instance. We shall draw
a contrast between the Sedition Law and the Com.

mon Law against Libels. We shall shew that LIBERTY OF THE PRESS.

the Sedition Law was an amelioration of the Com-
mon Law, inasmuch as it permitted the publica-

tion of truth, and limited the amount of fine, and
No. I.

the term of imprisonment for seditious falshoods. OUR readers have been presented with an accu

We shall shew that the Sedition Law met vith the rate and impartial account of the late transaction in

decided opposition of the democratic party, from the this county, relating to the liberty of the press. A

highest to the lowest--from the majorities of staie Cair statement of the conduct of the public prosecui

legislatures, to the most obscure individuals--and tor, on this occasion, has been laid before them,

that prosecutions have been commenced by the same together with the defence set up by the defendant's

party, under the most rigorous construction of the counsel, the decision of the court on the motion for

common law. We shall snew that much the greatshackling the press with previous restraints, &c.

est number of scurilous publications have issued The transaction, we find, has excited much of the

from the deniecratic presses and that Washington public interesi. Moderate men, of all parties, have

and Adams suffered more slander and abuse from a beheld, with astonishment, this extraordinary at

single democratic print, than ever Jefferson has re. tempt to screen the conduct of the first magistrate

ceived from all the federal presses in the union. We of our country from investigation. They have

shall contrast the former professions of ceriain men, heard, with amazement, that alarming doctrine ad

with their present conduct; by which we shal vanced by the Attorney General, that, for publish

shew that their seatinents on the liberty of the ing the TRUTH concerning our rulers, a printer is

press changed from one extreme to the otlier, pre. liable to punishment by fine and imprisonment.-

cisely at the moment that the aciministra-ion of our They have been surprized at the recent conduct of

overnment passed out of the hands of John Ad. men, who, b:lt a short time since, were the loudest

at?s into those cs Thomas Jeferson. 'We shall. and most violent declaimers against a law, which merely had for its object, the punishment of scin

tebe a particular view of the manner in wisich Mr. dalous and malicious falshoods. This transaction

Spencer has thought proper to discharge his public has furnished the people with an invaluable piece of

trust; by which we shall shew that consistenc,, si instruction. It has brought home to their minds a

least, forins no part of his character. Will these solemn truth, which political writers might have la.

truths are fully exhibited, we cannot but believe, boured for ages, in vain, to inculcate. It has taught

that every honest democrat, who has been deceived them, that the professions and promises of an as.

by false appearances, and beguiled by false prom. piring demagogue, are like the gaudyitrappings of

ses, will instantly burst the shackles of delusion, a painted harlot, put on u entrap the unwary and

and embrace those genuine principles of republicanto deceive the unsuspecting ; and it has convinced

ism, which alone can save our country fra utter them, that those are not always the real “ saviours

destruction. of the republic," who proclain their patriotism upon the house-top.

Mr. JEFFERSON'S PROPHECY. It cannot be expected that we shall sit calmly down, and brood over this affair in silence. The In Greenleaf's New-York Journal and Patriotic man is scarcely deserving of liberty, who can be. Register, 1798, the editor says, “ It should be a hold, with indifference, any attempt which may be custom with the printers of republican newspapers, made to wrest that liberty from him ; and who will in our country, to publish, at least once a year, the not exert himself to preserve it inviolate from the following prophetic remarks of Thomas Jefferson ruthless hand of tyranny. We feel no inclination to Esq; written during our late strussle for independ. relinquish a right guaranteed by our constirution. cice ; they display, in few words, the philosopher, But if we must be deprived of the most inestimable The Souten, hepatriat and the man of penetraprivilege, by a forced construction «f our laws, we tion. The trü cftlich, we believe, will not be shall submit with all tha: good grace v nich character Copiers de luy eper the arivocates for infalibility and izes the crderly citizens ; but not with that spaniel Drivisti intirince' like servility, which would prompt us to kiss the They fwiloni;-here it is. hand that scourges us.

17: is the sprit of the people (says Mr. JefferIn the remarks which we may offer, from tinie

Con il int t'es - permanent reliance ? Is this to time, under the head of the « Liberty of the

bin fprma we receive in return for the Press," we shall be guided by candor and impartic. lleigh Wis!--Besides, the spirit of the ity. If we feel that we have been injined ; if the

fins medir, Palier. Our rulers will become vrorgs which we have suffered, or which we are

Chrift, cur de cariess. A single zealot may likely to suffer, are aggravating in the elec, 00971. 21407 7) and better mer be bis victims, still ve must not expect to obtain redress by tan jag invective or violent declamation. A public prin. We for comment.

A writer in die Wilmington Mirror, "h) cirris - T. Rodney,'' declares positively, thi.2t Alijon geleral CHARLES LEE, of ihe merican Amy, was ide real author of:ne Laici cfTSII's. Ile staus that Gen. Leecommunicated secre: to him alone, exacting a promise tati: slivud uut de divulged du. ris his lee's) 1.se.

JOHN D). Burk, an inported patriot, has issucd proposals for writing and publishing the History of l'irginia. The Americans are certainly a blest peu. ple. Their political instruc:crs, their historians, some of their rulers, and “the organ of tucir will, have but just come mer. And this is not all...Te state of Delaware, is to have the distinguished hcnor of being represented in Cwgrés, by a mai nhu obtained his seat oy the suffrages of foreisner, whose votes have, since the election, been dendan I illegal by a grand.jur;.

“ Hail, Columbia, happy land ?”

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A siraggling number of the Trezidede tienes which we have lately received, contains the toilovin ing e'ezant paragraph. The editer of that paper says, the harsliness of the expresions will be excrsed for the sake of the bimir of the cóus.

“ The Federalists during their administration,

played the Devil and burnt down two public of fices, and now they are all in a fever because the

Republicans don't raise Bell and burn the city"

Now this is true democra:ic decency-genuine grog-shop humour, It is all false, to be sure ; but, what then ?--If diere had been any truth in ii, te "humor" as well as the wit would have been 1:

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As

Mr. Raphaelle Peale, of Philadelphia, FOR THE BALANCE.

has communicated to Mr. Poulson, editor

of the American Daily Advertiser, his agricultural.

DOCUMENTS CONCERNING THE EXISI. newly discovered mode of purifying wa.
ENCE OF NOAH's DELUGE.

ter, which probably combines as much FOR THE BALANCE.

usefulness with simplicity, as any lare dis

covery whatever. The following sketch

CCORDING to Richard Kir-explains the operation :-
ON FOREST-TREES.

win, 5.14. valt heaps of marine thells, A barrel, keg or bucket may be used by
which lie remote froin any sea-thores, have boring a hole in its bottom. This hole

fometimes been found, on examination, to must be covered with a piece of fponge. . S wood is among the necessa. be not only of different kinds, but also One third of the vessel must then be filled ries of lie, a forest is a necessary appen. such as belong to different climates; which with powdered charcoal or common coals, dage to every farm. Forest-trees have the painly betokens that there has been a con extinguished by warer—another third with power of reproducing themselves as well

fluence of the several oceans over the river or beach fand, and the remaining from their roots as from their feeds; and earth. The same writer quotes the tel.

third to be left for the waier intended to be but for shamefully bad management, they timony of Don Ulloa, that theils have been purified.

Mr. Peale Itates that water, would be found growing, in fufficient found on a mountain, in Peru, at the ever so obnoxious, will pass through a velnumbers in almost every part of this coun- height of fourteen thouland two hundre i lel thus prepared, cleared from all toreign try. A farmer's wood-lot should be near. and twenty feet.

matter, as sweet and pelucid as the finest ly as much the object of his care as his It is further mentioned on respectzble pump water. Experiments have been tri. orchard. Wood-lots fhould remain un. l authority, that the bones of elephants and

ed with water or a bright green colour touched, during the seasons of spring and | hinoceri have been found in the lonei

from a ftagnant pond, --with the moft pusummer ; because, the wood being then

parts of Siberia. Thele animals, it is trid water, and with dish-water and all full of sap, is less durable for timber and

with success. known, belong to warm climates ; and less valuable for fuel; and because the cannot lire, in the open air, in countries

BALANCE. rocts, being nearly exhausted ut fap, have

which are extremely cold. It is abfura not strengib to shoot forth again. Wood

to furpose that they had wandered ipon. should be felled or cut down, between the

taneously, thousands of miles from their monihs of November and March. This native and congenial climes, into the

giscellany. circumstance renders it more durable in

North of Siberia, the region of eternal timber; and causes it, when used in fuel,

frost. It is even impoflible that they to yield more heat, with less smoke : at could have endured the extreme cold on

FOR THE BALANCE. the faine time, the roots being abundantly I their way thither. Moft probable it feems replenished with fap, which is the blood to be, that their carcafes were brought in.

THE RIVER ST, LANRENCE. of plants, are able to shoot forth a new

to that frosty region by a deluge of wa. progeny.

There is also this remarkable cir. In applying tie axe to a wood-lot,

cumilance to be noticed, namely, that the

part of Siberia where the aforementioned which the owner would wish to perpet11

ATURE has formed America, ate by a series of reproductions, the belt

bones and carcases have been found, is particularly with respect to rivers, on a method is to cut down every tree, as far as

feparated by continued chains of lotty much larger scale than the other quarters the axe-man- goes. This will give the

mountains, from the oceans and from the of the globe. Among its most noble riv. voung and tender progeny the neceslary I thine ceros inhabit : theretore if their car

warm regions which the elephant and the ers is that of St. Lawrence. This river advantages of a free circulation of the air,

beginning at Lake Ontario, and extending and of the unobstructed rays of the fun

cases were brought thither by a deluge, the to the ocean, is Teven hundred and forty

; whereas il fome of the large trees be left,

waters thereof must have risen so high as three miles in length. At its month, it is the shoets, which spring up from the

to have waited them over the tops of those ninety miles wide. At cape Cat, which

mountains. ilumps of the others, will languish beneath

is one hundred and forty miles from its their fhade. The part of a wood-lot, that

Moses's history of the deluge will lead mouth, the St. Lawrence is thirty miles is felled by the axe, should be kept as us to account for these phenomena ; and

wide. At Quebec, which is four hun.

dred miles from its mouth, it is five miles carefully fenced as a corn field : or oth certainly it is more reasonable---more phi

wide. Up to this distance from the ocean, crwise the browsing of cattle, especially in losophical to account for them upon that

the river is navigable by ships of the line. the fpring of the year, will poison and l ground, tho' liable to fome difficulties, de troy the rising tendrils. Care should than from vague and arbitrary conjectures,

At and near Kingston, which is fituated also be used to pluck off a part of the ten which are liable to difficulties and objec at the source of the St Lawience, that is, drils or floots around the stumps ; leavtions still grealer.

seven hundred and forty-three miles from

W. ing only, by the sides of each stump, two

the ocean, the river is said to be from two

and a half to Gx miles wide. The chan. or three of the moft large and thrifty.

nel of this river, it is reported, is better By such a prudent management, a

now than it was when the river was first wood. let might be rendered a perpetual APHORISM.--Bow to him who bows discovered by civilized people. During fund of timber and fuel. not to the flatierer.-Lavater.

che spring floods, the waters from Lake

ters.

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its novelty, as well as of the principles in. A letter from Washington of Feb. 10, 11 proceeding from them, that they shall be volved in it.

says-- The Supreme Court this day had informd of it, for their due compliance Upon returning to my lodgings, I en under consideration the motion made at the of the same. deavoured to recollect and commit it to last term, for a rule upon the Secretary of

(Signed) Carlos De Grandpree. writing, that the gratification it afforded State to appear and shew cause, why a

Buron Rouge, Dec. 22, 1802. me, might be in some measure participa- | mandamus fhould not issue for the com. ted by my fellow citizens upon the peruial. millions of certain magistrates, who were A JERSEYMAN. appointed by Mr. Adams, whole ap

pointments were approved by the Senate, [The speech cf Mr. Morris will be published in our and whose commillions were signed and

Che Knot.
next.]

sealed, but not delivered, when Mr. Jef-
ferson came into office. Mr Lincoln, the
attorney-general, who at one time acted as
Secretary of State, was summoned as a
witness, to testify whether he had any know-
ledge of such commissions in the office of “ Celestial happiness, whene'er she stoops
ftate-He retused to testify--and the court

To visit earth, one shrine the goddess finds, Be it our weekly task,

And one alone to make her sweet amends allowed him to consider the subject until To note the passing tidings of the times.

to-morrow, and come to a final determin. For absent Heav'n—The bosom of a friend ; ation whether he will testify or not.

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Each other's pillow to repose divine."

[Evening Poft.] Hudson, February 22, 1803.

YOUNC.

MARRIED, By the Mars, arrived at Philadelphia Our readers must have observed, that from New Orleans, which she left the 17th In this city, on Thursday evening last, Mr. PeMr. Davis, a democratic member of Con- li ult. we learn that the dispatch-boat from Ter Cole, to Miss Eliza HAMILTON, daug! gress, from Kentucky, has of late prov. our government had reached there previous ter of Dr. Joseph Hamilton, of this city. ed extremely troublesome to his party in to her departure, and the Intendant, so far the house of Representatives. He has, in from relaxing, or regarding the recommena firm and independent tone, expressed dations of the Chevalier de Yrujo to restore

The Knell. his indignation at the childilh manner in the right of deposit, treated his interference which the unwarrantable conduct of the with the utmolt contempt, and persisted in Spaniards at New Orleans, has been treat. Hitils conduct with unabated rigor. It is ed ; and he has dealt forth such weighty || further stated, that no other opinion was blows, that it has been found expedient entertained at New-Orleans, than that the either to get rid of him, or to administer an || Intendant was acting from positive instrucanodyne, for the purpose of abating his tions from his Court, which were considwatchfulness. Our worthy president has, ered as originating with France. That therefore, appointed Mr. Davis a judge | both political parties at Natches (which of the Indiana Territory !

he left the 6th of Jan.) were in favor of

immediate and energetic measures of re In this city, last Tuesday evening, very suddenThe Hon. John Q. Adams, of Massa- || dress, and were fully persuaded with the || ly, Capt. Giles Frary, in the 42d year of his chusetts, is elected a Senator of the United inhabitants of New Orleans, that the exec.

age. He was a man of singular enterprize and disStates. utive would entorce the restoration of our

patch in business ; and, cut off as he has been in BONAPARTE has banished Gen. Tous- | rights.

[Ibid.] the meridian of life and from the vigorous pursuit SAINT, to the Island of Elba.

of business that nearly affects the public interest, * FROM THE NATCHEZ GAZETTE,

the loss sustained by his death, as well to the public In the numerous and respectable list of

as to his sorrowful family, is deeply felt.

OF JANUARY 3. the patrons of this paper, John Walker, of Alber marle, appears as one. A few weeks

The opening and compleating of extensive turnpike

ADVERTISEMENT. ago, he came down to Richmond. He

roads, on the East and West sides of the North River. brought along with him a celebrated correspondence, which the Recorder has more

Under the date of the 16th inft. the Inthan once hinted at, as being on the point tendant General of the provinces tells me of publication. He shewed this to a number that the citizens of the United States of

To Correspondents. of gentlemen, several of whom we muft,|| America, can have no commerce with His for the tenth time, affirm, that we Majesty's subje&ts—they only having the The Negro,” by HORATIO, is an interesting produce in a court of justice. Mr. Walk

Mr. Walk- tree navigation of the river for the expor tale ; but we are doubtful whether its publication er was advised to postpone the publication. i tation of the fruits and produce of their The reason we take to be this. It is still establishment to foreign countries and the

would be attended with any beneficial effects. We

are as decldedly opposed to Negro Slavery as our almost two years till the election of the next. importation of what they may want for

correspondent, but the subject has been so much and president It was suspeɛted that the horri-1, the

them--as such I charge you so far as rel. so ably handled, that we believe it nearly or quite ble intamy of the contents of a part of this | pects you, to be zealous and vigilant, with exhausted. correspondence might have its edge blunt- 1 particular care, that the inhabitants neither We acknowledge the receipt of a packet from ed in i8 months of newspaper repercussion. I purchase or sell any thing to the shipping, an unknown and distant “ Friend.” Directions That the letters will be printed, first or last, hatbottomcd boats, barges, or any other will be followed. there can be ao question.

{mall veffels, that may go along the river, “ Eliza's Advice to Marrie! Ladies," is under [Recorder. ] destined for the American possessions, or consideration.

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To City Subscribers, Two Dollars and Gifty cents, FROM " THE METEORS."

payable in quarterly advances.

To Country Subscribers, who receive their papers I BOUGHT a horse ; the owner swore

at the office, Two Dollars, payable as above.

To those who receive them by the mail, Two He had no fanlt, was far from vicious :

Dollars, exclusive of postage, payable in advance. Thus much was well, I ask'd no more,

A handsome title-page, with an Index or Table Not choosing to be thought capricious.

of Contents, will be given with the last number of each volume.

Advertisements inserted in a conspicuous and When, lo ! to my surprise, I find,

handsome manner, in the Advertiser which accon. This faultless horse is almost blind.

panies, and circulates as extensively as the Balance. In haste, I hie me back to meet

Complete files of the first volume, which have My jockey ; find him— Sir, this cheat,

been reserved in good order for binding, are for sale

-Price of the volume, bound, Two Dollars and fif. Will never do ; the nag's unsound,

ty cents-unbound, Two Dollars. The whole may Has not an eye to see the ground;"

be sent, stitched or in bundles, to any post office in Friend, quoth the man, as sharp as salt,

the state, for 52 cents postage ; or to any post-of

fice in the union for 78 cents.
'Tis his misfortune--not his fault.

AGENTS FOR THE BALANCE.“
The following gentlemen are authorised to receive

subscriptions and payments for the Balance :Diversity

State of New York. - City of New York, W. Coleman, editor of the Evening Posi. Poughkeepsie, N. Power, Printer. Kinderhook, D Ludlow,

P. M. Albany, Whiting, Leavenworth and WhiADVICE ON A TRIVIAL SUBJECT.

ing. Kingston, Mr. Limendorf, P. M.

Owego Village, E. Dana, P. M. Union, Charles Stone.

Bath, D. Cameron, P. M. Walton, Elias Burler, - TWO persons, meeting together in a Batavia, S. Hunt, P M. Rhinebeck A Potter, narrow pass-way, ofien embarrass and P. M. Walkill, the P. M. Malus, L. Bingham,

P. M. Whitestown, R. Leavenworth. Jhnstown, feemingly insułt one another, while the

N. Brewster, P. M. Cananda gua, Norton & Richmost friendly complaisance is mutually | ards. Schenectady, J. Shunriett, P. M. Geneva, meant.

John T. Chapman, or the P. M. Trov, T. Collier,

Printer, Herkimer, C. Wc druft, P. M. LanOne skips aside to give the other the

singborgh, Mr. Tracy, Privier Marcellus, G. Biway ; and the other, as if both had receiv.

shop, P. M. Utica, the P. M. Arieder, J. Her ed an electrical flock, skips in the same kimer, P. M. Catskill, M. Croswell, Printer. Coop. direction, so that they exactly meet and erstown, Mr. Griilen, P. M. nearly strike their heads together. Halt. Maryland. --Baltimore, C. Prentiss, editor of

the Anti Democrat. confused by this difaster, they leap togeth

Connecticut er to the other side of the way, and again

-New-Haven, Elias Beers. Hart.

ford, H. & G. Printers. 'Danbury, Ebenezer R. meet, cheek by jowl. I have seen a gen. White, P. M. Sharon, G. King, jun P. M. tleman and a lady dance this figure, till, in New-London, Mr. Green, Printer. Farmington, the words of Milten, " Confufion be

S. Richards, P. M. canie worle confounded.”

Pennsylvania.--Wilksbarte, Thomas W ciles

Wyalusing, Ezekiel Hyde. Williamsport, S. E Now there is a sure and easy way to a. Grier, P. M. void this embarrassment : that is, whenev Georgia. Savannah, Seymour & Woolhopter, er you perceive this skipping dance be Printers. Augusta, Alexander Grant. ginning, only fiand Hill, and let the Massachusetts Boston, Mr. Hastings, P. M. other party país.

Plymouth, W. Goodwin, P. M. Nantucket, W. BALANCE.

Çoffin, P. M.

Worcester, 1. Thomas, jun. Prin. ter. Salem, T. C. Cushing, Printer. Leicester,

the P. M. Williamstown, H. F. Penfield, Wil GEOGRAPHICAL.

liams' College. Stockbridge, H. Jones, P. M. Lanesborough, M. Welles, P. M. Pittsfield, Ash

bel Strong Greenfield, Mr. Denio, Printer. IT has been reported, that, while Bon. Northampton, S. Eutler, P. M. Randolph, W. aparte was in Egypt, tivo fashionable la. P. Whiting, P. M. Great-Barrington, M. Hop

kins, P. M. Randolph, W. P. Whiting, P. M. dies in this country (novel-readers, we

New-Jersey. Trenton, Sherinan and Mershion, conclude) lad a warm dispute whether E. Printers. gypt is le parated from England by the red New Hampshire.----Hanover, the P. M. Salis. fea, or by the river Nile. This learned bury, T. Thompson, P. M. Keene, John G. Bond,

P. M. Walpole, G. Huntington, P. M. difpute was, by mutual consent, left to

Vermont. the decision of a gentleman.

-Burlington, George Robison, St.
Albans, G. W. Keyes. Middlebury, Huntington

and Fitch, Printers.
A YOUNG man, the other day, relating
the adventures of an unfortunate ride with
a lady, very seriously concludes thus: “I

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drove down the hill to a bridge with full SAMPSON, CHITTENDENS CROSWELL,
force, when the carriage wheel came off,

Warren-Street, Hudson.
and the first land we made, was up to our
necks in water !"

[Extract.]

WITH ELEGANCE AND ACCURACY.

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By thy'lone light, full oft the muse has wove,

Or tale, or song in Fancy's flowing loom ;
Oft has she breath'd in plaintive rotes of love,

And mourn'd her fate, a hapless loyer's doom.

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Thou sole companion of each anxious care,

Did'st yield sweet solace in this pensive hour, My bosom's various thought did'st seem to share,

And rise or fall with sympathetic power.

When transient joy beam'd rapture to my breast,

In Fancy's eye I saw thee brighter shine ; And when my heart some huviring fear confest,

With gloom congenial did thy llame decline.

To thee the poet's grateful song is due,

To thee, my friend, (for social is thy kind,) More than companion, thou'rt a teacher too,

And much of moral shew'st the observant mind.

Thy gradual waste, in unperceivd decay,

May well, to man, a moral lesson teach, Thus glide his years in silent course away

Towards that bourne we all are doom d to reach.

Be thou my friend-and as thy lustre mine ;
And when life's lamp but gleams with feeble

power,
Clear as thy flame may parting reason shine,

Warm in decay and bright in life's last hour.

WHERE PRINTING IN

GENERAL

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As well the poetical taste of those moon. the Iceland gentry, might learn to settle

Thine geniuses, as the mildness and fuav. their affairs of honour in this harınless Hither the products of your closet-labors bring, ity of their dispositions, appear from the manner. But, on the other hand, it ought Enrich our columns, and instruct mankind. following anecdote.

to be considered that the Americans are It has been credibly related, that when not born poets, and with the most strenFOR THE BALANCE.

any two Icelanders have an affair of hon uous efforts, seldom rise above mediocri. our, or a qủarrel, as it is vulgarly call- | ty ;--thai the faculty of getting and keeped, instead of boxing and bruising togething money is accounted, in this country,

er, like sturdy Englishmen of the lower the most eftimable of all talents, whereas a T is a curious fact, that many

classes ; or whipping one another through || muse-ridden genius seldom fails to be millions of people, in Asia and Africa,

the lungs, with swords, or mutually in. | poor ;-and finally, that the Iceland cuswho live under the vivifjing influence of jeding leaden pills, as has been common tom might cause the whole country to be an almost vertical fun, and enjoy a perpet among the more polite and fashionable | delugod prith wretched poetry, by tempting ual spring, where there is constanty, ll people, as well in America as in most parts many people, as well females as males, to " One boundless blush, one white-en of Europe ;- they scourge each other murder rhyme, who have hitherto been purpled shower of mingled blofToms ;" || (carefully minding never to break the skin pure from this crying fin.—Therefore, seare deftitute of fancy and taste, and con or fetch blood) with slender twigs, pluck- || rioufly weighing these obje&tions, and Linue in a condition of torpid ignorance ;

ed from the neighbourhood of Parnassus. || nicely balancing the pros and cons, I have while a desire for literature is awakened That is to say, the contending parties go- | concluded to give up my project and to and tancy is lighted up in the minds of ing forth and taking a conspicuous stand,

ing forth and taking a conspicuous stand, || leave duelling as I found it-left the remthe inhabitants of the cold and dreary re amidfi the assembled friends and acquain- || edy should prove worse than the disease. gions of the North. The people of Ice tance of both des, exert their talents in

PROJECTOR. land, where the earth is perpetually en ridiculing and buffetting each other in chained with frost; where the fun never rhyme ; and he that is able to keep up rises but a few degrees above the horizon ; this pugnacular, poetry with the moft spirand where sable night reigns, for several it, and to continue it the longest, is declar.

Columbian Eloquence. months together ; have a taste for litera-ed to be the con querer. In this way, a ture, and particularly for politics and po. | dispute between them is decided ; and, at etry. the same time, all the company are high

MR. GOUVERNEUR MORRIS, “ On Heckla, and on the rocks of the li ly amused and diverted.

In the Senate of the United States, on fixty-fixth degree of North latitude (says Thus the lads, in Iceland, learn the art the resolution for directing the Secretary an ingenious writer) political literature is l of vèrsifying, for defence, and for

of versifying, for defence, and for annoy- of the Senate to give an attefted copy of not so barren as might be expected from l ing their rivals ; even as people of other the proceedings relating to the nomination the soil and climate. The inhabitant of

nations learn boxing and fencing. When and appointment of William Marbury and the cold regions of Iceland has, indeed, I first set myselt down to scribble upon others, as justices of the peace in the terriever had a heart for literature.

this subject, it was my intention to have tory of Columbiu, as mentioned in our last. In the printing-office at Hoolum, estab recommended this bloodless mode of du. lished two hundred and fixty-eight years | elling to my dear countrymen ; in lieu of

[From the Evening Post ] ago, a monthly intelligencer is printed, the sanguinary practice that is now in fash.

MR. PRESIDENT, which bears the name of the Iceland ion. Happy, methought, would it be it WHEN I first role in this debate, I News-paper."

the American bucks, taking a lesson from felt and expressed much doubt ; but the

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