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are considered as having added, by of an institution in the metropolis the institution and increase of li. of New-England, which will be braries, to the glory of nations, useful to various classes of our citand some of the most celebrated izens ; which will assist and facil. monarchs, by the foundation of itate the researches of the learned, learned societies and the establish- attract and gratify the ingenu. ment of learned libraries, have in- ous curiosity of strangers. Let creased the glory of their reign, men of leisure and opulence patand the reputation of their era. ronise the arts and sciences among The maintenance at publick ex- us; let us all love them, as intelpense of a society of learned men, lectual men ; let us encourage and the riches of the Alexandrian them,as good citizens. In proporlibrary, have illustrated the age of tion as we increase in wealth, our the Ptolomies ; and Louis XIVth, obligations increase to guard ain rational estimation, has acquir- gainst the pernicious effects of ed a higher title to renown, by the luxury,by stimulating to a taste for creation or patronage of learned intellectual enjoyment ; the more academies, and by the splendid we ought to perceive and urge augmentation of the royal library, the importance of maintaining the than by the extent of his conquests laws by manners, manners by oand the brilliancy of his triumphs. pinion, and opinion by works, in

It is a subject of high congratu- which genius and taste unite to tion to record the establishment embellish the truth.

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THE Executors of the last will readers, I shall subjoin a copy of of General Hamilton have depos- the General's memorandum for pubited in the Publick Library of lication in The Port-Folio. New-York a copy of The Federal

M. ist,' which belonged to the General in his life time, in which he has Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 54, Mr. Jay, designated, in his own hand-wri. Nos. 10, 14, 37 to 48 inclusive, ing, the parts of that celebrated Mr. Madison. work, written by himself, as well Nos. 18, 19, 20, Mr. Hamilton as those contributed by Mr. Jay and Mr. Madison jointly. and Mr. Madison. As it may not All the rest by Mr. Hamilton be uninteresting to many of your


ORIGINAL GENTLEMEN, It has been remarked, that the poetick department of the Anthology abound

rather in selected than in original productions ; whether this be the result of choice or necessity, the following lines will not be considered inapplicable, since they partake the nature of both characters, and hence, if in other re. spects worthy to appear, it is presumed they will not be rejected.


FROM THE RUNIC. The Power of Musick is thus hyperbolically commemorated in one of the Stage

of the Runic Bards."* I know a Song, by wbich I soften and enchant the arms of enemies, and render their weapons of no effect.

I know a Song, which I need only to sing when men hare 'loaded me with bonds, for the moment I sing it, my chains fall in pieces, and I walk forth at liberty.

I know a Song, useful to all mankind, for as soon as hatred inflames the sons of men, the moment I sing it they are appeased.

I know a Song of such virtue, that were I caught in a storm, I can hush the winds, and render the air perfectly calm.



I KNOW A SONG, the magick of whose power
Can save the Warrior in destruction's hour ;
From the fierce foe his falling vengeance charm,
And wrest the weapon from his nervous arm.


I KNOW A SONG, which, when in bonds I lay,
Broke from the grinding chain its links away.
While the sweet notes their swelling numbers rolled,
Back flew the bolts, the trembling gates unfold ;
Free as the breeze the elastick limbs advance,
Course the far field, or braid the enlivening dance:

I KNOW A SONG, to mend the heart design'd,
Quenching the fiery passions of mankind;
When lurking hate and deadly rage combine,
To charm the serpent of revenge is mine ;
By heavenly verse the furious deed restrain,
And bid the lost affections live again.

I KNOW A SONG, which when the wild winds blow
To bend the monarchs of the forests low,
If to the lay my warbling voice incline,
Waking its various tones with skill divine,

* See Godwin's Life of Chaucer.

Hush'd are the gales, the spirit of the storm
Calms his bleak breath, and smooths his furrow'd form,
The day looks up, the dripping hills serene
Through the faint clouds exalt their sparkling green.


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WHERE the beauteous Niger rollid
Thro' the land of slaves and gold,
On the brink a tyger lay,
Slumbering thro' the sultry day ;
Stately palms their branches spread,
Cool and verdant o'er his head ;
Deeply murmuring in his ear,
Rippling ran the river clear ;
While the sun, in noon of light,
Like an eagle in his flight,
Born upon the wings of time,
Towerd in majesty sublime,
Earth and ocean, air and sky,
Basking in his boundless eye.

Marbled o'er with glossy dyes,
Like the peacock's spangled eyes :
Gently heaved the spotty chest
Of his broad tremendous breast;
Slumber smooth'd his hideous features,
Closed his eyes, terrifick meteors,
Hush'd the thunder of his jaws,
Sheathed the lightning of his claws ;
Harmless, beautiful and mild,
Seem'd the savage grim and wild.

Soft as desert fountains flow, Sweet as ocean breezes blow, Came a lonely negro maid, Where the sleeping brute was laid. O what wild enchanting grace Sparkled o'er her dimpled face, While the moonlight of her eyes Glow'd and glanced with fond surprize, Bright thro' shadow beam'd her lips ; She was beauty in eclipse, Sportive, innocent, and gay, All in nature's disarray, Unashamed as infancy, Dancing on the father's knee; Fearless as the babe at rest, Pillow'd on the mother's breast : But to crown her conquering charms, Pearly bracelets twined her arms, Brilliant plumes her temples graced, Flowery foliage wreath'd her waist ; The startled nymph, with silent awe, The lovely dreadful monster saw, Mark'd the sleek enamell’d pride Of his variegated hide,

Nila's bosom o'er the sight Swelld from wonder to delight; On the mossy bank reclining, In her hands a garland twining, Unaware of danger nigh, All her soul was in her eye, Till her tongue the silence break, And, transported, thus she spake : “Lovely stranger! void of fear, Innocently slumbering here, Rest, secure in thy repose, From the rage of prowling foes; Never wanderer was betray'd In this hospitable shade : Calm refreshing dreams attend thee! And the mighty gods defend thee! From the lion's ravening jaws; From the dread hyæna's paws ; From the subtle panther's wiles, Lurking where the shrubbery smiles ; From the snake, whose tainting breath Scatters pestilence and death; From the elephant, whose might Crushes armies in the fight; From the fangs of tigers ghaunt, Cruellest of fiends that haunt Forest, wilderness, or plain, Grimly strewn with victims slain,

When, like whirlwind, food, and fire, Light as the silvery shadows sail
Irresistible in ire,

O'er corn-fields waving to the gale, Tygers—so my parents say

The gentle waters safely bore
Gorge alive their shrieking prey, The panting Naiad to the shore.
Then in frenzy of hot gore,
Fiercer, feller than before,

Zembo from the grove emerging, Still with quenchless thirst they burn, Ran to meet the rescued virgin; Headlong still to slaughter turn.

Zembo, whose victorious bow Fiends like these the desert awe, Laid the treacherous tyger low; Fiends that Nila never saw;

Zembo, swiftest in the race,
On this silent solitude

Matchless in the savage chase ;
Those destroyers ne'er intrude, Tall and shapely as the palm,
For my father keeps this grove, A storm in war, in peace a calm ;
Sacred to the gods above;

Black as midnight without moon,
Nor beyond this shelter'd home, Bold and undisguised as noon
Dare his daughter's footsteps roam. -Zembo long had wooed in vain,
Here then, charming stranger, rest, But while Nila scorn'd his pain,
Nila's friend, companion, guest; Love's insinuating dart
With the sweetest herbs I'll feed thee, Slid so slily through her heart,
To the purest fountains lead thee ;

That the nymph, in all her pride,
Here in gambols, wild and gay, Sighid-yet scarcely knew she sigh'd
Let us sport our lives away,
And this blooming wreath shall be

Now she saw with transports sweet, Nila's pledge of love to thee,

Gallant Zembo at her feet; While I crown thee thus with flowers

Tho’her trembling lips were seald, Prince of these sequester'd bowers.”

Love her hidden soul revealid :

Zembo read with glad surprizo Sudden as the lightning's stroke All the secrets of her eyes ; Glances on the splinter'd oak,

Wild with joy his eager arms At her touch the tyger sprang,

Sprang to clasp her modest charms; With his voice the mountains rang, Startled, like the timid deer, One wild moment Nila stood,

Nila fied with lovely fear; Then plunged instinctive in the flood;

He pursued the nimble maid With a roar of thunder hollow,

To the broad palmetto sbade; As the monster leapt to follow, There the flowery wreaths she found Quick and keen a venom'd dart

Which the tyger's front had crown'd; Quiver'd in his cruel heart;

These on Zembo's brow she twined, Round he reeld in mortal pain, Whispering thus in accents kind: Bit the barbed shaft in twain,

“ Noble youth ! accept, tho' small, Groan’d and fell, and pour'd his breath This reward;—'tis Nila's all ; In a hurricane of death.

If my hero claims a higher,

Yonder, Zembo-lives my Sire."
Lost as in a wandering dream,
Nila floated down the stream,

Sheffield, Sept. 1807.
The conscious river swell’d with pride,
While buoyant on his circling tide,



Librum tuum legi & quam diligentissime potui annotavi, quæ commutanda, que

eximenda, arbitrarer. Nam ego dicere verum assuevi. Neque ulli patientius reprehenduntur, quam qui maxime laudari merentur. Plin.

absurd to insist upon the peculiar ARTICLE 62.

claims of any one form of minis. Letters concerning the constitution terial arrangement in a country

and order of the christian minis. like ours, where the indispensable try, as deduced from scripture restraints of secular government and primitive usage ; addressed can hardly be tolerated, and much to the members of the United less the encroachments of any orPresbyterian Churches in the city der of clergy, whether they adof New-York. By Samuel Mil- vance under the covering of the ler, D. D. one of the pastors of tiara, the mitre, or the Scotch bonsaid churches. New York, Hop- net. Let a few uncharitable episkins & Seymour. pp. 355. copalians deny, if they please, the 12mo. 1807.

right of presbyterian ordination,

and frighten old women of both For what purpose the episco- sexes about the invalidity of ordipal controversy has lately been re- nances, which are not administered vived in this country, we confess by a regular priest ; and let the ourselves utterly at a loss to de- presbyterian talk, if he choose, of termine. Whoever has been the the divine right of classes, and syaggressor, let him know that it is nods, and presbyteries, and genea most unnecessary and reprehen- ral assemblies, and espy, in every sible violation of charity and peace. page of the primitive writers, rulNo man can be so absurd as to ing elders, and teaching elders, maintain seriously, at the present and feeding elders, and kirk'sesday, either the jus divinum, or the sions ; what is all this to the humuninterrupted succession of any ble, private, unassuming laick ? hierarchy on earth. It is also very Every christian is willing, while generally agreed, except by a few he can preserve the power of his of the most pertinacious of epis. religion, conscientiously to submit copal and presbyterian ecclesias- to any ecclesiastical arrangement, ticks, that neither our Saviour, nor which circumstances render expehis apostles, have left on record dient. He is satisfied that, whereany draught of church govern- ever church is not connected with ment, to be implicitly adopted in state, pastors and people will alsubsequent ages, as an unalterable ways mutually adopi the least inmodel, a quod semper, quod ubique, convenient form, though unsupquod ab omnibus, Especially is it ported by the authority of unin

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