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beauteous as the Goddess of love, un- though the rest of the oration will
ference of its twin brethren :
for the devil.
All the merciless engines of aristocra. In conclusion, to speak more cy were leagued in opposition to the emphatically than elegantly, we
we philanthropick struggles of aspiring gethink that the Major has made a
nius, whilst the insatiable scythe of per.
secution swung its keen set edge flash in the pan.
through the rich and luxuriant scions of
Encouraged by our national policy,
the regenerated spirit of enquiring ge. An oration, pronounced at the Branch
nius has thrown open the massy portals meeting-house in Salem, July 4,
of science, and exposed to the effulgent,
beams of day the engulphed Hercula1806, in commemoration of Ameri. neum of literature, which was long en.' can Independence. By H. A, S. tombed by the lava of persecution, piled Dearborn. From the Register- incumbent during the dark ages of suoffice. th. 14. . "
• perstitious barbarity. P. 12.
This is indeed å most pleasant If Mr. D. will permit us for a and delectable speech. The au moment to assume his gaudy garthor is not enthralled by the rules ments and tinsel array, we should of rhetorick and logick; and, dis observe, that he has enlarged the daining to creep in humble prose,
boundaries of infinite space, and he mounts Pegasus, and leaves dis- strolled extra flammantia menia consolate mortals below :
mundi,...given existence to nonenti
ty...added potency to omnipotence, '-'11 'His horse, the dear crcature, he prances and rears, With ribbons in kpots at his tail and his cars.'
...soared above the empyrean, till
his wings were melted in the blaze The turbid stream of his elo
of his own eloquence, and then quence is choaked by the disjoint- tumbled and descended below the .. ed fragments of images and me- bottom of the abyss of bathos...and, taphors :
by an oration of only fourteen pa-" ** "Banks, trees, and skies in thick disorder run.'
thick disorder run.' ges, has irrefragably and confound: As specimens we select the fol- ingly demonstrated that no sense lowing humorous paragraphs, is nonsense.
Sunt bona, funt quædam mediocria, sunt mala plura.-MART.
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Brisban and Brannan, of New York, We understand that a subterraneous have just published, in a small pocket cavern has been discovered within a few volume neady printed, “ The Life of days, on the turnpike road in Manlius, Lamorgnon Malesherbes," formerly about three miles from the square, in French minister of state during the Onondago county, New York. The reign of the last Louis, a work of un. circumstances attending this discovery common merit. are somewhat singular. A Mr. Beck. “ It exhibits the outlines of a charac. with, inn-keeper, in digging a well, ter, distinguished most eminently by Viaving descended about 25 feet, came purity and worth ; and at the same immediately upon the cave, or a cavity time, recommended by all the advanat the bottom, about 3 feet in depth, and tages which are conferred by family, 3 or 4 in diameter, filled with pure wa. rank, and accomplishments both ele. ter; upon which a candle was let down, gant and solid.-Europe, in the eighand the discovery completed. A pas. teenth century, does not furnish an insage was found, extending north and vidual of greater interest and on whose south (across the road) a considerable history the mind dwells with more sat. distance ; it was explored about 80 feet isfaction and delight. The narrative, each way, much to the gratification of indeed, has little to boast on the score its visitants, among whom was our in. of method or arrangement : but, as it formant. The entrance into the cavern details the most interesting passages in from the bottom of the well is 7 or 8 the life of such a man, it cannot fail to feet high, but very narrow; an equal engage attention, and is entitled to a height was preserved through the whole considerable share of notice." passage, excepting at one place to the northward, in which persons are obliged to crawl a short distance ; the width Statement of Diseases from July of the aperture is unequal,being in some parts barely sufficient to admit a com
2010 August 20. mon sized person ; but in the southern part there is one gradual globular ex
THE weather of the past month has pansion of many feet. The sides of the been much cooler than common. The cave appear to be limestone, through winds from the south-west, east, and which water constantly oozes, and forms more frequently from the north-West a small stream that runs to the north than usual at this season. ward through the whole explored a. The most prevalent disease has been venue. The sides are decorated with a mild typhus, attended in many cases various excrescences, some resembling with affection of the intestinal canal ; it pillars, extending from top to bottom, has scarcely been fatal in any instance. and others in an inverted conical form, Diarrhæa and dysentery have prevailed all having the appearance of grey mar. in some degree, but they have submit. ble, with small regular ridges, evidently ted readily to medicine. Cholera ine denoting their gradual formation. The fantum has been comparatively rare. rill purling under foot, the transparence No great number of patients have of the sides of the cavern as exhibited been vaccinated during the month. The by the clear blaze of the candle, and the cause of this is principally an erroneous reflections naturally produced by the notion, that the vaccine-pock, analogous situation of a visitant, are said to be to the small pos, will not operate so truly delightful. A vein of ore, sup. favourably during the summer, as in the posed to be copper or brass, is also said spring and autumn. to be found in the cave.--Herkimer Monitor.
Mr. W. H. Ireland, whose fabrica. EDITORS' NOTE. We hope that the gentle tion of the Shakspcare MSS. excited so man, who sent the Sans Souci, No. 2, will excuse
us for the alteration we have made in his arrangeEngland, has written an amusing book, ment. We can assure him, that contributions containing his confession of all the cir- from him will be very acceptable.