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citizens ; and it will doubtless be or two able surveyors. Such an received with the same marked undertaking would indeed be worpreference which his other nauti- thy of the publick spirit of New, cal publications have found in the Englandmen ; such a work would, community. I

without any other point of pre-emFor our part, we hope the ap- inence, justly entitle the governplause which the work deserves, ment of Massachusetts to a rank and will assuredly find, will not be with the most patriotick rulers, as the only consequence of its publi- well as with the most liberal patcation. The imperfection of our rons of science. ! present maps and charts is well known to those who have it in their

ART. 46, power, and, if we may judge from their well intended efforts, are 80. The numbers of Phocion, which licitous,' to remove this discredit were originally published in the from our country...we mean the Charleston Courier, in 1806, on legislature of this state. They the subject of Neutral Rights, well know that we have many un- Charleston, Courier Office.pp.70. explored harbours, especially in ii. i

. ! the eastern parts of our coast, a This pamphlet is written with thorough knowledge of some one ability, and the arguments and rea of which might, by saving only a fections are those of a statesman. single ship, be the means of pre- The author condemns that ,purserving many lives, and perhaps blind policy, which extends only, secure property enough to pay the to objects that may be seen and expense of a general survey; at felt, and maintains " that our naleast, it would lessen the hazards tional measures ought not to be to which our vessels are exposed predicated upon a fluctuating state upon the coast during inclement of things, or to look merely to and stormy seasons. We should present circumstances, but should think indeed, if the legislature bé bottomed on steady and perman should not order such a survey, Dent principles.” . that some of our liberal under- 'In considering the right of neu., writers, who are certainly deeply trals to interfere, in the colonial interested, would gladly contribute commerce of belligerents, he exto the expense of it. But we do amines the subject under two ashope, that the present publication, pects, 1, as to the direct intercourse by showing us how much can be between the mother country and effected by the ability and enter, her colony ; 2dly, as to the indirect, prize of an unassisted individual, intercourse, by an intermediate will stimulate those who can com- voyage to a port of the neutral. mand the resources of the state. The denial of direct intercourse, we mean of Old Massachusetts, he contends, is an antient principles (for we sincerely hope that she not only enforced during the war will have the honour of leading the of 1756, but universally deemed way' among her sister states, as a part of the Law of Nations ; one of her natives has done among and he proves that Mr. Jefferson his fellow citizens) to order a cor- in his Notes, and Mr. Madison in rect survey to be made of our his commentaries on the commerwhole coast, and even of the whole cial resolutions of 1794, warmly state, under the direction of one advocated that principle, whick

they nowinconsistently denominate of the effects of her naval superiority, an interpolation. 3dly. As to the leave her at the mercy of the monstrous indirect trade, he observes, that

and wide-spreading power of France,

and by breaking down the only mound, what cannot lawfully be done di

which now resists it, expose our libera rectly, cannot lawfully, be done in ties to be swept away by the devouring directly, and that we are engaged flood which has desolated all Europe ; in an unlawful commerce when we

because, should the United States, takbecome the carriers of colonial

ing advantage of the reiuctance of the

British cabinet to increase their ene, produce to the belligerent mother

mies, coerce them into a present ad country !

mission of this claim, the benefits, if · We transcribe the following any, would be, but temporary, and extract as containing a specimen would soon be followed, under other of the author's manner, and a sum

circumstances, by a violent struggle on

their part, to rescind the grant, or a mary of his inferences.

mean relinquishment of it on ours ; besa fie observes, .

cause, a reasonable modification of this That the whole ground of claim, as claim, securing to us a fair indirect trade suined by our Executive, is so broad,

with the enemy, the free admission of Bo inconsistent with the rights of others,

colonial products into the United States, and so unsupported by law and prece

and the free export thereof from the dent, des to promise no other alternative

United States to other countries, and at but a disastrous war or disgraceful con

the same time to Great-Britain her bel, cession that the publick assumption of ligerent rights, under such regulations grounds. bevond what we know to be as might be reciprocally. stipulatech, just, and what we ultimately mean ot would have been easily obtained by neinsist on, is dishonest and impolitick, gociation, and would have prevented : and ought to be disavowed and discoun- that ill-blood and acrimony, which will tenanced by every good citizen-that now, certainly obstruct, perhaps defcat even granting we might, on the present it. occasion, extort from England an ad- The reputed author of this mission of such extensive claims, it pamphlet is WILLIAM SMITH of would be in the end injurious to our

South Carolina, an eloquent and selves ; because it would divert our

honourable gentleman, who adorns mercantile citizens from the pursuit of à commerce generally beneficial to the

his country, and who is one of nation, to one partially so to a few indi those of whom Bolingbroke says, viduals, by inducing many commercial that « if they retire from the men to leave the staple productions of world,their splendour accompanies our own country rotting in our stores, in order to transport the more valuable

them, and enlightens even the obstaples of foreign colonies, thus sacrifi

scurity of their retreat." ; cing our agricultural and general commercial interests to the enriching of a small class of men we mean the carrya

': ART. 47.' it!:,3461 ang merchants :-Because the establish. The Christian Monitor : a religious ment of the doctrine contended for

periodical work." By 'a "society would, the United States being at war with Great Britain, deprive the former

for promoting christian' know of the most powerful weapons against

ledge, piety, and charity. No. I. the latter, by enabling her to turn over 'Second Edition." to neutral powers her whole colonial

, pisin sir commerce, the chief object of our ven.

Several errours in the first edi, geance, because, this trade is injurious tion are here corrected; slight alto the general, commercial interest, by terations in the arrangement of the perpetually bringing us into alarming subjects are made ; its style, which collision with England, a country with whom it is our interest to maintain the

in some instances was harsh, is strictest commercial harmony ; because .

softened ; and some of its less acthe enforcement of this claim; at this ceptable articles. wholly omitted : erinis, would, by depriving Great-Britain so that the tract is now perhaps as

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unexceptionable for the purposes conjoining two distant passages, of devotion, as any which the we should naturally suppose that country affords. . .apa

he meant to keep closely to his

Efext, yet he omits the consideration ; * ART. 48...!

of some important articles of our

Saviour's preaching and practice, The Christian Monitor.. Nox II.

and insists, somewhat confusedly Containing observations on the

uport others of which the history tarife and character of Jesus Christ.

of Jesus gives no example. The @ By al society Us, Munroe &

piety of our Lord, together with .: Francis. Pp. 192. -., ,

what he taught concerning the be• The contents of this number ing, perfections, and providence of are as follow. Sect. 1. Piety of God, we believe, are not even Our Saviour. 2. The same. 3. The mentioned. Contrary to the chobenevolence of our Saviour. 4. mility and gentleness" of which Dr. Our Lord's compassion. 5. His L. speaks, and in which he is no ustice. 6. His temperance. 7. His doubt a worthy proficient,' he has meckness. 8. His humility. 9. contrived, on a subject ever wat His fortitude." 10. His veracity, suited to unite the views and sen. ll. His natural affection. 12. His timents of christians, rather friendship, conduct to those in au- coarsely to obtrude the most ob. thority, and prudence. The noxious opinions of a particular matter of this number of the Mon- sect upon an unoffending auditors itor is principally taken," as the but we apprehend that the enemies introduction informs us, « from of calvinism will manifest" no dis the second part of a work, entitled pleasure, that a man, who seeins Observations on our Lord's conduct to be one of its pillars, should be w a divine instructor, and on the able to do no more for the support Excellence of his moral character, by of its frail and crumbling fabrick. William Newcombe, D. D. Bishop 1 971 of Waterford.!?: .. We approve ..

qumsdi both the design and manner of this EP.7 TJ ART. 30. &. 1,91% -99 treatise rand thin's that its com- A brief sketch of Unruolosu, cry Diler could hardly have selected a stracted from the science, of toca more interesting and instructive - nails

nails. Translated from the Gers topick for the edification of its rea- “man of Gasper Gall ueytut, dersia. Sono Suass

Trwiblo Esceviloy. London, printed:

Boston, reprinted, 1806 to a wiART. 49. T

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STU,14 i CRÁNIOLOGY is certainly among sermon fireached before the con

those sciences, which have enlarge vention of the clergy of Massa

ed the boundaries of human know. chusetts in Boston, May 29, 1806By Joseph Lyman, D. D.

ledge, and added to the practical

felicity of life. The author of the Pastor of the church in Hat field.

treatise before us has not merely Boston, Carlisle. 8vo. pp. 24.

followed the safe steps of his il. •From the 4-Cor. xi. 1. and Acts lustrious predecessor, and the imX. 38. the author professes to mortal physiognomist of Switzerexhibit the life of Christ to the land, but has excellently and truly imitation of his disciples. But removed the indexes of the soul Although, by his particularity in from the skull and the face to the ..

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*toes. Lavater's science is liable to

ART. 51. many objections, and Gall's is not The Modern Philosopher ; or Tere free from marks of doubt and sus- rible Tractoration ! In four canpicion ; but the testimony of poets 10$. Most respectfully addressed and the incontrovertibleness of ar- , to the royal college of physicians, guments, have given the ingenious London. By Christopher Caustic, system of unguiology a decided M.D. 4.9.5. &c. &c. Second 4superiority over every rival. It merican edition, revised,corrected, would seem from the book, that and much enlarged by the author. the author is a German, and we Philadelphia, from the Lorenzo indeed regret, that America can- press of E. Bronson. 8vo.np.271. not boast of such a grave, pleasant, and scientifick logician and schol- :. Or the former editions of this ar. He has given various reasons work, both in England and Amerto show the importance of ungui- ica, much has been said, and the ology ; he has exhibited its prac- author may consider himself pecytical effects, and its scientifick par liarly fortunate in gaining so much poses, and very triumphantly con- praise from a work, ostensibly cludes thạt physiognomy and cra- written in support of quackery. niology are now entirely superse. On this unthrifty subject, he has ded. We are of the same opin- ingrafted some general and well ion, and are obliged to acknowl directed satire, without which he edge, that those sublime arts must could hardly have found so many now rest in the grave, with alchy- readers. my and palmistry. Lavater of This edition has gained another Zurich, and Gall of Vienna are title, and a considerable quantity little better than mother Carey of matter. It differs from the forof Salem, and Moll Pitcher of mer editions, principally by addiLynn, Unguiology has arisen ma- tional notes to the first canto, in jestically and authoritatively from which the new philosophy, and the the mouldering corpses of her sis- old atheistical notions of Democter sciences ; we hail La’veytur as ritus, revived and embellished by the noble founder of the most im- the gorgeous verse of Darwin, are portant of arts ; we consider the justly, and with some ability ridipublication of his book as a mem- culed. But we have long been orable era in literature, and we weary of satires of this description, earnestly recommend its perusal and they have become almost as to all descriptions and denomina- stale as the doctrines they detions of people, from the syllable nounce. The waking dreams of spelling boy, who takes firm hold St. Pierre and Darwin may give of his intellectual pettitoes and nutriment to weak intellects, or turns heels over head, to the holy moon-struck imaginations, but we apostolick father of the Roman are not to believe them philososee, who graciously condescends to phers, because they would have offer to the gentle kisses of his tides made of polar ices, men from humble suppliants the dignified ourang outangs, and the universe. index of a mighty soul, his very by volcanick and cometary exploclean and sublime great toe nail. sions.

Terrible Tractoration is coma

posed of very perishable materials. Vol. III. No. 9. 3.P A defence of Perkinism must have

something more than the merits little or nothing of the meaning." of its cause to ensure immortality. Franklin.' Leominster, Adams The author's extensive acquaint- - & Wilder. '800. pp. 224. . ance with yankee phrases, and . The only article of importance dexterity in the use of New-Eng' in which this schoolbook differs land vulgarisms have enabled him from the multitude of similar seto frame a ludicrous structure of lections is, the marginil Here a Hudibrastick rhyme, with materi

column of words, the least easily als as heterogenous as the image

understood and speit of any in of Nebuchadnezzar." But common

the page, is selected and printed thoughts, however amusing at first, in italicks, the more forcibly to by their ludicrous dress, will soon seize the attention of the pupil be found to want a better support to their

to their meaning and orthography. than vulgarity of language.

The effect may be good. The "Payper videri vuls Cinna, et pauper est." pieces are mostly well chosen, esThat this work has a considerable pecially for schools in the country, degree of humour, and some ver. This notice was due to the publiok sification, with a felicity approach many months since; but the book ing to that of Hudibras, we do not was mislaid. Were we however deny : but for that riovelty of asso- to give it our warmest recommenciation, inexhaustible flow of wit, 'dations it ought not to sell; for its and prodigal display of knowledge ink, paper, and type are all so mion every subject, that gives per serable, that the Understanding petual interest to the pages of Reader is the most illegible of Butler, we look through this book books. ,!!! in vain...?

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BUT • In his account of himself, the author has joined the vulgar in his abuse of the verb to graduate, A new Grammar of the French which is active, meaning “ to con

Tongue, originally compiled for for a degree," pot to receive one.

the use of the American military

academy. By a French' gentlepi! finnes

man. « Indocti discant, ei ament C , ART52.

meminisse periti.". New York, The 'Understanding Reader; or

printed by G. & R. Waite for 1. knowledge before oratory, being a

Riley & Co. '1804. winew selection of lessons suited 10 . “ NOTHING new can be said in a "" the understanding and the capa- grammar of the French language." "cities of youth and designed for Editions of these elementary books

their imfirovement, 1. In read. have become so numerous that ning; II. In the definition of novelty was not expected. There

words ; III. In spelling, parti. is nothing in this work for the Aicularly comfound and derivative merican Military Academy, which the words. In a method wholly dif- can give it a claim to patronage,

ferent from any thing of the kind superiour to the grammars now in s ever before published. By Dan- common use. The author has liel Adams, M. B. author of the professedly attempted to introduce

Scholar's Arithmetick, Thorough greater perspicuity and simplicity a Scholar, &c. « Our boys ofien in the explanation and illustration * tead pr parrols speak, knowing of the principles already establish

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