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him, one drawn undesignedly by himself, and the other by the Rev. Dr. Randolph, of Bath, on seeing his portrait by Lawrenefi.

"Nature, exerting an unwearied power,
Forms, opens, and gives scent to every flower;
But seldom (as if fearful of expense)
Vouchsafes to man a poet's just pretence—
Fervency, freedom, fluency of thought,
Harmony, strength, words exquisitely sought;
Fancy, that from the bow that forms the sky,
Brings colours dipt in heaven, that never die;
A soul exalted above earth; a mind
Skilled in the characters that form mankind;
And as the Sun, in rising beauty drest,
Looks to the westward from the dappled east,
And marks, whatever clouds may interpose
Ere yet his race begins, its glorious close;
And eye like his, to catch the distant goal;
Or ere the wheels of verse begin to roll,
Like his to shed illuminating rays
On every scene and subject it surveys:
Thus graced, the man asserts a poet's name,
And the world cheerfully admits the claim."


"Sweet Bard, whose mind, thus pictured in thy face,
O'er every feature spreads a nobler grace;
Whose keen but softened eye appears to dart
A look of pity through the human heart:
To search the secrets of man's inward frame;
To weep with sorrow o'er his guilt and shame;
Sweet Bard, with whom, in sympathy of choice,
I've oft-times left the world, at Nature's voice,
To join the song that all the creatures raise
To carol forth their great Creator's praise;
Or, wrapt in visions of immortal day,
Have gazed on Truth in Zion's heavenly way.
Sweet Bard, may this, thine image, all I know,
Or ever may, of Cowper's form below,
Teach one who views it with a Christian's love
To seek and find thee in the realms above."

Rev. Dr. Randolph. 24




23 Minor Street.


Key it Biddle have in course of publication,


NORTH AMERICA, with Biographical Sketches and

Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with 120

Portraits, from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War

at Washington. By Col. T. L. M'kenney.

The public are aware that a most interesting and curious collection of Indian Portraits lias been making since 1821, by the Executive of the United States; and that this collection forms a gallery in the Indian department at Washington, numbering at this time about one hundred and twenty heads. The interest felt in this effort to preserve the likenesses and costume of our aborigines—a work so intimately connected with the natural history of Man, is indicated by the immense numbers of citizens and foreigners, who visit the gallery; and the uniform admiration tlicy express of its valuable and interesting character. Believing the public will sustain the undertaking, the undersigned have made arrangements for publishing this unique group. That nothing might be lost, the size of most of the original drawings have been preserved. The original drawings, it may be proper to remark, are principally by King, of Washington, from

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