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ularly so much as affected the countess, has | Yale College, ·

· · 3,000 Guionian Society,

350 excited surprise.

Brothers in Unity,

300 New York Society Library,

5,000 There seems to have been no doubt in

Columbia College Library,

1,000 the public mind of her collusion with the College of New Jersey, Princeton,

3,000 Dickinson College, Carlisle,

2,000 husband. The count is stated to have

Union Library, Hiitborough,

500 borne the judgment with firmness, and to Juliana Library, Lancaster,

500 Philadelphia Library,

10,000 have manifested great satisfaction at the

American Phil. Society,

3,000 acquittal of his wife.

Pennsylvania Hospital,

1,000 Friends' Monthly Meeting Library,

1,000 The trial has occupied a very large share University of Pennsylvania,

2,000 of public attention, even in the present dis

St. John's College, Annapolis, Md.,

500 Washington College, Chestertown,

500 turbed state of European affairs; and its Georgetown College, D. C. .

500 William & Mary College, .

2,000 history will occupy a prominent place in

Charleston Library,
a
.

3,000 the criminal annals of the world.

73,023 - Among the celebrations of the Fourth

“If, as we have said, we include the liof July, that at Washington, the present

Washington, the present braries of the public schools-many of which year, is richly worthy of notice.

are both larger and better chosen than the DANIEL WEBSTER delivered an address at greater part of those of 1793—we have the laying of the corner stone of the new more than 10,000 libraries, with an aggreCapitol building. DANIEL WEBSTER speaks

gate of nearly 4,000,000 volumes. in a way to be listened to. And there are

- London Punch, always exuberant passages in this Fourth of July oration of

in mirth, has the last week given (as we his, which we hazard nothing in saying will

had anticipated) a fling at the new costume. be read with wonder and admiration centu

We regret that we have not time to present ries hence.

here the illustrative cut which accompanies

the pleasant jeu d'esprit ; but the text matIn the course of his address he gave many interesting statistics, of which we

ter we shall venture to extract :

" It is quite easy to realize the consideraquote a portion respecting public libraries.

ble difficulty that the natives of this old We also copy from the Express a more

country are like to have in estimating the definite mention of the old libraries of the rapid progress of ideas on all subjects among country.

us, the Anglo-Saxons of the Western World. “In the year 1793, there were, so far as

Mind travels with us on a rail-car, or a highwe can now ascertain, only thirty-five public

pressure river-boat. The snags and sawyers libraries in the whole country." The aggre

of prejudice, which render so dangerous the gate number of volumes which they con

navigation of Time's almighty river, whose tained was less than 74,000.

water-power has toppled over these giant. “In the year 1851, there are in the United growths of the world, without being able to States, exclusive of those of the schools, 694

detach them from the congenial mud from public libraries, with an aggregate of 2,201,- | which they draw their nutriment, are dashed 632 yolumes. If we include the libraries of aside and run down in the headlong career the district schools—many of which are

of the United States mind, larger and more useful than half of those

“We laugh to scorn the dangers of popular which were included in the estimate of effervescence. Our almighty-browed and 1793--there are now in the country upwards | cavernous-eyed statesmen sit, heroically, on of 10,000 libraries, containing in all nearly

the safety-valve, and the mighty ark of our 4,000,000 books. In respect to the number / vast Empire of the West moves on at a of these valuable institutions, we already

| pressure on the square inch which would take rank of all other nations. The follow- rend into sbivers the rotte

rend into sbivers the rotten boiler-plates of ing were the libraries in 1793 :

your outworn states of the Old World. State Library at Concord, N. A. - - say 1,000

“To use a phrase, which the refined manUnion Dublin, .

100 ners of our ladies have banished from the Phillips Academy, Exeter,

200 | drawing-room, and the saloon of the boardDartmouth College, Hanover,

3,000 Boston Library, Mass.,

ing-house, we go a-head. And our progress

1,000 American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1,000 is the progress of all--not of high and low, Mass. Historical Society,

1,000 for we have abolished the odious distinction The Old Sou;h Library (Prince's)

6 1.800

|-but of man, woman, and child, each in Harvard University, -

14.000 Salem Social Library, (afterw. Athenæum)

his or her several sphere. Williams' College, (founded 1793,)

66 1.000 "Our babies are preternaturally sharp, Redwood Library, Newport, R. I.,

3,000 Mechanics' Library, .

500 Brown University, Providence,

2,173

The high-souled American boy will not subProvidence Library, • .

“ 1,000 / mit to be whipped at school. That punish

ment is confined to negroes and the lower | And why not? Mahomet warred under the animals,

petticoat of his wife Kadiga. The Ameri“But it is among our sex-among women can female Emancipist marches on her holy -(for I am a woman, and my name is war under the distinguishing garments of THEODOSIA EudoxIA Baxg, of Boston, U.S., her husband. In the compartment devoted Principal of the Homaopathic and Colle- to the United States in your Exposition my giate Thomsonian Institute for developing sisters of the old country may see this banthe female mind in that intellectual city) – ner by the side of a uniform of female free that the stranger may realize in the most dom, —such as my drawing represents,-the convincing manner the progressional influ- garb of martyrdom for a month-the trapence of the democratic institutions it is our pings of triumph for all ages of the future! privilege to live under.

THEODOSIA E. BANG, M. A., "An American female—for I do not like the term Lady, which suggests the outworn

M.C.P., 0.A.K., K.L.M., &c., of Boston, U. 8. distinctions of feudalism-can travel alone - And now, having filled up our allotfrom one end of the States to the other- ted pages before we were aware, we will from the majestic waters of Niagara to the mystic banks of the Yellow stune, or the

close our week's mélange with a new ode, rolling prairies of Texas. The American

of the new Laureate-TENNYSON :female delivers lectures—edits newspapers,

VICTORIA. and similar organs of opinion, which exert 80 mighty a leverage on the national mind

REVERED Victoria, you that hold of our great people--is privileged to become

A nobler office upon earth a martyr to her principles, and to utter her

Than arms, or power of brain, or birth soul from the platform, by the side of the

Could give the warrior kings of old, gifted Poe or the immortal Peabody. All

I thank you that your royal grace this in these old countries is the peculiar

To one of less desert allows privilege of man, as opposed to woman,

This laurel greener from the brows The female is confined to the slavish duties

Of him that uttereth nothing base : of the house. In America the degrading cares of the household are comparatively And should your greatness, and the care unknown to our sex. The American wife That yokes with empire, yield you time resides in a boarding house, and, consigning To make demand of modern rhyme, the petty cares of daily life to the helps of If aught of ancient worth be there, the establishment, enjoys leisure for higher pursuits, and can follow her vast aspirations Take, madam, this poor book of song ; upwards, or in any other direction.

For though the faults were thick as dust “We are emancipating ourselves, among In vacant chambers, I could trust other badges of the slavery of feudalism, Your sweetness. May you rule as long, from the inconvenient dress of the European female. With man's functions, we have And leave us rulers of your blood asserted our right to his garb, and especially As noble till the latest day! to that part of it which invests the lower May children of our children say, extremities. With this great symbol, we “She wrought her people lasting good; have adopted others—the hat, the cigar, the paletot or round jacket. And it is generally

“Her court was pure ; her life serene; calculated that the dress of the Emancipated

God gave her peace; her land reposed; American female is quite pretty,-as be

A thousand claims to reverence closed coming in all points as it is manly and inde

In her as mother, wife, and queen. pendent. I inclose a drawing made by my gifted fellow-citizen, Increasen Tarbox, of

“She brought vast design to pass,

When Europe and our scatter'd ends Boston, U. S., for the Free Woman's Banner,

or our fierce world where mixt as friends a periodical under my conduct, aided by

And brethren in her halls of glass; several gifted women of acknowledged progressive opinions.

“And statesmen at her council met “I appeal to my sisters in the Old World,

Who knew the seasons, when to take with confidence, for their sympathy and

Occasion by the hand, and make their countenance in the struggle in which

The bounds of freedom broader yet, we are engaged, and which will soon be found among them also. For I feel that I have a

“ By shaping some august decree mission across the broad Atlantic, and the

Which kept her throne unshaken still, steamers are now running at reduced fares.

Broad-based upon her people's will, I hope to rear the standard of Female

And compassed by the inviolate sea." Emancipation on the roof of the Crystal | Palace in London Hyde Park. Empty wit | That is poetry!--it is more; it is Mito may sneer at its form, which is bifurcate. nian!

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We continue our illustrations this week | Paris the quays by the Seine offer some of with a view of the river-front of the London the finest promenades in the city. The Custom-house. Its size is immense, being “large hall” of the Custom-house is a great no less than 490 feet by 108. The quay object of attraction to strangers, and is said represented is almost the only one open to to be one of the largest rooms under a the public in all of London; whereas in single roof in the world.

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For a company that governs 100,000,000 Ganges and the Thames; the finials over of people, maintains armies, and makes war them, Asia and Europe ; and that on the with the greatest Asiatic powers, this is but apex, Britannia. The building contains a an humble and unpretending edifice. It museum of eastern curiosities, which is open was erected by R. Jupp, architect, in 1800, to the public every Saturday from 11 to 3 just 200 years after the first incorporation o'clock; and to those who obtain a director's of this extraordinary Company, and has order, on Mondays and Thursdays also; but been since enlarged at various times. Its is closed during the month of October. It front, though belonging to a very hackneyed contains some remarkable works of rude art class, a mere portico with wings, is one of and industry, as Chinese ivory carvings the best of its kind ; but cannot be appre. Brahman and Buddhist idols and mytholociated, from the narrowness of the street, gical paintings, armor, and trophies. Tipand the northern aspect-a disadvantage poo's organ, representing a tiger devouring that seems by a sort of fatality to attend a European, is very curious. The music, all our best architecture. It is much to be produced on turning the handle, consists of regretted that the exteriors of buildings shrieks from the man, after every four of should no longer be designed, as formerly, which comes a growl from the beast. In with some reference to the aspect and other fine contrast with this truly barbaric piece circumstances of the site. The pediment of royal furniture is a specimen of Roman was sculptured by the younger Bacon, and art found under the site of the present represents, in the centre, Britannia and Lib- building, and representing, curiously enough, erty, to whom, from the east side, Mercury (in tessellated work,) a female riding on & and Navigation are introducing Asia. On tiger. There are also here a collection of the other side appear Order, Justice, Reli- fossils, a very rich library of Oriental MSS, gion, Integrity, and Industry. The recum- and several portraits and statues of the bent figures in the extreme angles are the most eminent servants of the Company.

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The British Museum originated with a | when he resigned it, and retired altogether bequest from Sir Hans Sloane, a most indus- from public life. At his own manor-house trious naturalist, of whose history the fol. at Chelsea he lived on to the great age of lowing sketch may not be unacceptable to 93, when a brief illness terminated his life our readers. Born in the north of Ireland, in the year 1753. He bequeathed his mubut of Scottish family, young Sloane showed seum to the public on condition that 20,0001. an early love of natural history and medi- should be paid to his family, the first cost cine, and was carefully educated accordingly. of the whole having amounted to at least At 16 years of age he was attacked by 50,0001. His books and manuscripts were spitting of blood, which dangerous symptom | included in this bequest, the former concaused him permanently to adopt a strict sisting of 50,000 volumes. The conditions regimen, and to abstain from the use of all offered by Sir Hans Sloane were responded stimulating liquors. Continuing this course to by parliament, and his museum became ever afterwards, he not only enjoyed a fair the property of the nation. proportion of health, but lived to an unusual The buildings have been altered from age. After many years of diligent study, time to time; the present is the work of Sir he settled in London as a physician, and be. Robert Smirke, and the massive portico, of came a Fellow of the Royal Society; but which the engraving gives a view, was in three years we find him embarking for finished as late as 1847. Jamaica as physician to the duke of Albe! It is needless to speak of the vast colmarle, governor of that island. Owing to lection in these balls, of books, and curiosithe death of the duke, he was only fifteen ties,-a catalogue of which, makes almost months in Jamaica, but he managed to ac- a library. cumulate a vast number of specimens in natural history, which afterwards formed the nucleus of the museum, on which he

From Dickens' " Honsehold Words," spent large sums of money, enriching it in every possible way. He was appointed | ELEPHANTS, WHOLESALE AND physician to Christ's Hospital, but never re

RETAIL. tained his salary, always devoting it to charity. In 1716 he was created a baronet | The circumstances which have been inby George I., and in 1727 be became phy. I strumental in bringing about the voyage sician in ordinary to George II. In the of Bibi Sahibeh and her infant daughter same year he attained the highest honor a | to England, and which have enabled us to scientific man could receive in being ap- enjoy the favor of their presence at this pointed to succeed the great Newton in the time in the Zoological Gardens of the Rechair of the Royal Society. He exercised gent's park, are not only interesting in the duties of this office with the greatest themselves, but have led us into a train of zeal until he arrived at the age of fourscore, elephantine reflections, at once historical,

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