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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.
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.
THE SONG OP A RUNIC BARD.
IMITATED IN ENGLISH VERSE.
I KNOW A SONG, which, when in bonds I lay,
* See Godwin's Life of Chaucer.
Hush'd are the gales, the spirit of the storm
WHERE the beauteous Niger rollid
Marbled o'er with glossy dyes,
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
O'er corn-fields waving to the gale, Tygers—so my parents say
The gentle waters safely bore
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,
Matchless in the savage chase ;
Black as midnight without moon,
That the nymph, in all her pride,
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."
Sheffield, Sept. 1807.
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