Изображения страниц
PDF
EPUB

We can

musical composer would despair of blending into scious of, the observation of those around him. He one. It bespeaks a life that is half contempt, half is an island as England is. He is a bulky and adoring recognition, and very little between. But sturdy mass, with his clothes built up about his it is noble, altogether. And what seems strange body, and he lives in, thinks in, and speaks from, is to hear such a voice proceeding from such a his-building.” To the listener, this last word, body. It is a voice with shoulders in it which which was dug out, smelted, coined and put away he has not—with lungs in it far larger than his, to be produced and used with cautious and artistic with a walk in it which the public never see—with effectiveness, seems an accident of that moment's a fist in it which his own hand never gave him the suggestion—as new a thing to the orator as to model for—and with a gentleman in it which his himself, and which he came very near not hearing, parochial and “bare necessaries-of-life” sort of as it came very near not being said. exterior gives no other betrayal of.

We are gossiping only—not trying to estimate imagine nothing in nature-(which seems, too, to or criticize. What our readers might not otherhave a type for everything)—like the want of cor-wise get at, is what we aim to give-in this as in respondence between the Emerson that goes in at most else that we describe editorially. Emerson the eye and the Emerson that goes in at the ear. is too great a man to be easily or triflingly appreWe speak, (as we explained,) without having had ciated. The more studied as well as more properly an opportunity to study his face-acquaintance with deferential views which we entertain of his nature features, as everybody knows, being like the and power, we leave unexpressed, because others peeling of an artichoke ; and the core of a face, to are likely to do it better (as is shown in another those who know it, being very unlike the eight or column) and because we write, stans in uno pede, ten outs

folds that stop the eye the beginning. and can let the dry on nothing. We can only But a heavy and vase-like blossom of a magnolia, say of this Lecture on England that it was, as all with fragrance enough to perfume a whole wilder- is which he does, a compact mass of the exponents ness, which should be lifted by a whirlwind and of far-reaching thoughts-stars which are the poledropped into a branch of an aspen, would not seem points of universes beyond—and at each close of a more as if it never could have grown there, than sentence, one wanted to stop and wonder at that Emerson's voice seems inspired and foreign to his thought before being hurried to the next. He is a visible and natural body. Indeed, (to use one of suggestive, direction-giving, soul-fathoming mind, his own similitudes,) his body seems“ never to and we are glad there are not more such. A few have broken the umbilical cord” which held it to Emersons would make the every-day work of one's Boston, while his soul has sprung to the adult mind intolerable. stature of a child of the universe, and his voice is Let us close by giving our readers an advancethe tterance of the soul only. It is one of his fine taste of a grand similitude with which he closed his remarks, that“ it makes a great difference to the lecture, and which we see is not given in the force of any sentence whether a man is behind it or newspaper reports of it. It is one of those Titanic no”—but, without his voice to make the ear stand thoughts that would alone make a reputation, and surety for his value, the eye would look for the a prophetic metaphor of England's power for which first time on Emerson and protest his draft on Victoria should name one of her annual babies admiration, as not“ payable at sight.”

Emerson. After some very bold and fearless comThe first twenty sentences, which we heard, ment on the croaking that predicts the speedy betrayed one of the smaller levers of Emerson's downfall of England, he compared her to the banpower of style which we had not detected in read- yan tree, which, it will be remembered, sends up ing him. He works with surprises. A man who shoots from its roots that become, themselves, huge should make a visit of charity, and, after express- trunks of parent vegetation. “ She has planted ing all proper sympathy, should bid adieu to the herself on that little island,” he said, “like the poor woman, leaving her very grateful for his kind banyan tree, and her roots have spread under the feelings, but should suddenly return, after shutting sea, and come up on far away continents and in every the door, and give her a guinea, would produce quarter of the world, flowering with her language just the effect of his most electric sentences. You and laws, and forever perpetuating her, though the do not observe it in reading, because you withhold first trunk dismember and perish.” In his own the emphasis till you come to the key-word. But, words, this thought will have as banyan an eternity in delivery, his cadences tell you that the meaning as England.-N. P. Willis. is given, and the interest of the sentence all over, when-flash!--comes a single word or phrase, like

From the Indiana State Gazette, Jan. 10 lightning after listened-out thunder, and illuminates

EXHIBITION OF THE DEAF AND DUMB. with astonishing vividness, the cloud you have striven to see into. We can give, perhaps, a par- Business engagements preventing our attendtial exemplification of it, by a description rather ance on the exhibition of the pupils of the Instithan a quotation of a droll and graphic sketch which he drew in his lecture, of his first impression tute for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb, we of Englishmen on the road. The audience had avail ourselves of the kindness of a friend present

, already laughed in two or three places, and—with and thank him for furnishing us with the followthe intention to be longer attended to on that point ing report. The exhibition was held at Wesley quite gone out of his eyes—he was fumbling with Chapel, on Friday evening last; and the whole his manuscript to look for the next head-when the of that large church was filled by citizens, memclosing word, just audible, threw us all into a fit bers of the legislature, and transient strangers. of laughter. - The Englishman” (if we may The exercises commenced at an early hour, paraphrase rather than quote, for it is impossible to and were opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. recall the subtle collocation of his words 6 dresses to please himself. He puts on as many coats,

Jameson. trousers and wrappers as he likes, and, while he Mr. Brown, the superintendent, first gave a respects others' rights, is unaffected by, and uncon- | brief history of the two modes of instructing the deaf and dumh, the French by signs, the German, son, with the battle and some of the results folby articulation, which originated almost simulta- | lowing; which was given in the most perfect neously during the latter part of the last century. manner. He contrasted the two, giving preference to the Mr. Osgood followed with a very graphic deFrench system, which is the one in universal use scription of a scene at a blacksmith's shop, where in American institutions, and best calculated to a countryman brought up a wild young colt to be extend the blessings of education to all mutes. shod. The blacksmith comes out with his smutted

Mr. B. also gave an illustration of this system face and rattling apron—the colt takes fright and of teaching, by the aid of two of his pupils, on starts back. He is finally forced into the shop his large slates. The process is the same as and tied up to the stall—the shoes and nails are with other pupils, except that the alphabet is made-the blacksmith, while chewing his tobacco, taught by signs, and written by the pupils. eyes the colt slyly, but finally ventures to take up Words and ideas are taught by the association of his leg, and places it between his knees, when he certain letters with particular objects, as giving is kicked over, and gets up in a perfect rage. names to them, by which an idea of words is ob- He perseveres, however, and, after several mistained ; and finally, by associating words together, haps, succeeds in finishing his job. The countrythey learn to form sentences, and thus a written man pays him off, and leads his colt out. The language is communicated, by which every other colt, in new shoes, refuses to go for a while ; but part of an education is obtained.

finally steps off slowly and stiffly, when he is To show with what facility mutes could com- mounted by his master, who is soon thrown viomunicate their ideas, several pupils were intro- lently to the ground; he gets up in a very bad duced upon the stage, who gave descriptions of humor, gives his colt a thrashing over the head, various incidents and scenes which were both and then succeeds in riding off.

Mr. O.'s power instructive and amusing to the auditory. These of description and imitation, by signs and expreswere interspersed along between more grave exer- sions of face, is inimitable. cises, to give relief and interest to the exhibition. This scene was succeeded by a conversation

The first was by Mr. Osgood, who gave us a between a mute and a blind boy! It was carried description of a hunter, who procures his ammu- on by signs on the fingers, which were read by nition, moulds his balls, cleans his gun, loads it, the blind boy by feeling, and reciprocated by him and, with his dog, goes out to hunt game. He to the mute in the same manner. soon finds a turkey and kills it; then a squirrel, Mr. Osgood then gave a description of the adshoots at it and misses it;-gets mad with his ventures of Captain Smith, in Virginia—his being gun and frets over his luck; and finally, finding captured by the Indians—his trial and sentence, another, he shoots that ; but, in his eager grasp to with his rescue by Pocahontas ; which was perget hold of it, gets dreadfully bitten, and returns formed with his usual ability. Mr. Brown also home.

read a brief history of the life and adventures of A portion of the senior class were next intro- Captain Smith, written by Mr. Wolverton. The duced-Misses Orchard and Hatton, and Messrs. composition was correct and in good taste. McCarter and Wolverton ;—who answered many The senior class were examined in sacred hisquestions in geography, several of which involved tory, and showed themselves well versed in the a wide range of geographical research.

history of Bible events. A domestic quarrel, or an illustration of the Miss Orchard next gave us a most thrilling fact that mutes know how to scold, was next pre- exhibition of the scenes of the temptation in the sented, in which the youngest Miss Hatton and Garden of Eden, when Eve was induced to eat Mr. Osgood were the actors. No one could look the forbidden fruit, give it to Adam, and realize upon this amusing scene, and doubt that mutes the fatal effects of transgression. have ways and means enough left, when their Mr. Hanson then related the story of Abraham tongues are tied, to do a passable business at offering up Isaac, and gave a demonstration of the scolding

unwavering faith of the “ friend of God.” And Miss Orchard then gave a thrilling and tragic also Elijah's contest with the prophets of Baal. description of the capture of Mrs. Dunstan, with Miss Orchard then represented, in thrilling panher child and nurse, by the Indians, in the settle-tomime, the wild and tragic story of Judith taking ment of New England, and of their sufferings the life of the Assyrian general, Holofernes. She and final escape, after having put several of her also gave a perfect description of the taking of captors to death on the night of her exit. Babylon by Cyrus, and of the circumstances con

There were several questions then answered by nected with that event. The same lady portrayed, members of the senior class, on the history of in the most striking and affecting manner, the early American settlers, which were very satis- scenes connected with the resurrection of Lazarus factory.

from the tomb, and the conversations of our Lord Mr. Hanson was next called upon for a descrip- with his devoted sisters on the subject, just before tion of the battle of New Orleans, Jan. 8, 1815, that solemn event. with the incidents connected with the approach of Near the close of the exercises, Mr. Brown the British troops under Gen. Pakenham, and the made some pointed and appropriate remarks, in preparations made for his reception by Gen. Jack. which he adverted to the fact that Indiana enjoyed the high distinction of having been the first state harpoons into him, or poisoned arrows from a disin the American Union to provide for the educa- tance. tion of all her mutes without charge, and that for

The places where the right-whale is now most years she had educated a greater number of deaf sought by the adventurous American whalemen,

are, in the Atlantic Ocean, what are called Main and dumb, in proportion to her population, than and False Banks, between Africa and Brazil, the any other state.

parts around the Falkland Islands and Patagonia, Miss Orchard then repeated the following, and the region of ocean in mid-Atlantic in the Mr. Brown interpreting the signs :

vicinity of the Islands Tristan d'Acunha ; in the

Southern Ocean, south of the Cape of Good Hope, THE MUTE'S PRAYER.

there are the uninhabited Crozettes Islands, St. God bless the state whose generous arm sustains, Paul's and other parts of the Indian Ocean; in the With willing offerings from her spreading plains, Pacific Ocean there are the New Zealand Cruising Our hapless band, which else in darkest night Ground, the New Holland, Chili, and the NorthHad ever roamed, unblest of science light; west, from the coast of America clear over to Had never learned thy sacred word to love,

Kamtschatka. Nor hoped to rest within thy courts above.

This last is now the great harvest-field of AmeriWith golden harvest let her fields be crowned, can whalers from May to October ; and it will be While peace and plenty spread their joys around. likely to last longer than any other, because they God of all nations! grant her sons may live are prohibited by the Russians from bay-whaling, For her and Thee alone ; and wilt thou give, which destroys the cows about the time of calving. When earth no more its annual circuit rolls, Almost all ships fill up there. Some have even And angel's hand the knell of ruin tolls,

thrown overboard provisions, to make way for oil. A peaceful end, with parting splendors crowned, The havoc they make of whales is immense. Slow let her arch of empire crumble to the ground. There are ships that took during the last season

twenty-five to even thirty-three hundred barrels in

a few months. I have heard of one ship that sunk Fom the New York Evangelist. twenty-six whales after they had been killed; of

another one that killed nine before they saved one; LETTER FROM A WHALE-SHIP.

of another that killed six in one day, and all of Homeward Bound, South Pacific Ocean, them sunk; of another that had three boats stove, Lat. 54 S., Long. 82 W.

and all the men pitched into the sea, without any DIFFERENT practised whalemen tell me of twelve one's being lost. This forced trial of hydropathy or fourteen different species of this great sea-mon- is indeed so common an occurrence that whalemen ster : right, sperm, black-fish, hump-back, razor- make nothing of it. back, fin-back, grampus, sulphur-bottom, killer, Those huge north-west whales are more vicious, cow-fish, porpoise, nar-whale, scrag-whale, and and less easily approached after they are struck, elephant-whale. In the attempt to capture one of than the whales of other latitudes. It is considered the latter kind, a New London ship, not long since, no disgrace to be run away with by one of those lost eleven men, including the first mate.

jet black fellows found in forty or forty-five degrees The first four of this catalogue only are much north ; and many an old whaler, who has made his sought after for their oil; now and then some of boast that never yet did a whale run off with him, the others are taken by chance. The razor-back is has been compelled to give in beat, when fast 10 sometimes 100 feet long, but not so large round as one of these north-west Tartars. One captain says the right-whale, bearing about the same comparison he has seen instances of the most wonderful to the latter that a razor-faced fellow you now and strength and activity in these whales, greater than then meet with among men, does to a fair, round he ever saw before in either right or sperm. He alderman. The porpoise, as everybody knows, is was once fast to a large cow-whale, which was in harpooned from a ship’s bow, hauled on board, and company with a small one, a full grown calf. its carcass eaten by the name of “sea-beef.” Its They kept together, and after a time the captain oil, like the ship's slush, is a perquisite of the hauled his boat up between them. cook's.

When they were both within reach, he shoved The fin-back, so called from a large fin on the his lance " into the life” of the cow, at which she ridge of its back, looking just like the gnomon of a threw her Aukes and the small part of her body dial, is a large whale found all over the ocean, and completely over the head of the boat, without touchcould it be taken would add greatly to the producing it, (although they were half drowned with the tiveness of the whale-fishery. It often comes near water she scooped up,) and the full weight of the a ship, with a ringing noise in spouting, like the blow intended for the boat fell upon the back of sound of bell metal, but it can seldom bè come the other whale. He sunk immediately, going near enough to by a boat to dart a harpoon; and down bent nearly double, and the captain thinks when it is struck it is said to run with such amaz- must have been killed by the blow. The same ing swiftness as to part the line before it can be let person has seen a stout hickory pole, three inches out, or compel them to cut it loose. Its spout at a in diameter and six feet long, broken into four distance, especially near the Falkland Islands, pieces by a blow from a whale's tail, and the pieces where I have seen them in great numbers, flashes sent flying twenty feet in the air, and that too up from the ocean just like smoke from the breech when no other resistance was offered than that of of a gun fired in a frosty morning. I have seen the water upon which it floated. the horizon thus, for an extent of many miles, all The first whale this man struck turned him over smoking with them, and the ocean all alive with in two different boats, and afterwards knocked their gambols. It is not a thing beyond the reach them into kindling wood, while spouting blood in of probability, that this hitherto unmolested sea- thick clots, and yet this whale lived four hours rover may yet be brought within the grasp of pre-after, showing its great tanacity of life. He came datory man by swivels or air-guns that shall fire up alongside the boat, and turning it over with his

nose, as a nog would his eating trough, and then I believe, from the extent of ocean it embraces, with his flukes deliberately broke it up. Of course greater than all the other cruising grounds togeththe crew had to take to nature's oars, and they all er, that it will continue good at least twenty or marvellously escaped unhurt, although one of them twenty-five years from its commencement. An exwas carried, sitting on the whale's flukes, several perienced captain thinks that as there is not, nor is rods, till he slid off unharmed from his strange sea likely to be, any bay-whaling on this cruising chariot.

ground, the whales will be less constantly hunted, This north-west cruising ground was first visited and nearly all the calves born will arrive at an age in the spring of 1836, by two or three of the Chili when they can take care of themselves, before the whalers, who saw, indeed, numerous whales, but old whales are encountered in the summer season gave it as their opinion that the fishery could never by their sworn enemy, man. He estimates that, by be prosecuted there with any success, by reason of three hundred ships capturing or mortally wonndconstant and dense fogs. The following year ing forty whales each, 12,000 whales are killed in several more of the Chili fleet started to the north- a season. And, as many of these, perhaps full ward, “ between seasons,” and, looking further to half, are cows with calf, the number of whales to the north and west, found better weather and made be born and arrive at maturity, in order to make up a good cruise. During the three years following for this sweeping destruction among them, must be few ships were found there, but, upon the almost not less than 18,000.: entire failure of the southern whale fishery, the He thinks, therefore, that the poor whale, chased right whalemen were forced to turn their prows to from sea to sea, and from haunt to haunt, is doomed those inhospitable seas, and the north-west, as all to utter extermination, or so near to it, that too men know, became a very El Dorado to the intrepid few will remain to tempt the cupidity of man. American whalers. This cruising ground extends The history of the sperm whale fishery from the properly from 34 to 59 degrees of north latitude, first, when only five and six months were necessary and from the coast of America in west longitude, to complete a cargo upon the Brazil ground, and say, 130, to the meridian of 170 east longitude, or fifteen upon that of Chili, to its present almost about fifty degrees. The largest whales are said entire abandonment as a separate business, confirms to have been found between 50 and 60 north, and this calculation. Before the end of the present from 145 to 180 west. At the Fox Islands, in century, therefore, we may expect to see the huntlatitude 52, sperm whales of the largest size have ing of whales on the sea no more pursued as a been found as well as right, and, near the peninsula business, than the hunting of deer on the land. of Alaska, they are very numerous.

H. T. C. By a recent arrival from the Sandwich Islands, we learn that the Arctic Ocean has been entered at

From the Transcript. Behring's Straits by our intrepid whalemen. Cap

AN AMERICAN COMEDY IN LONDON. tain Royce, of the barque Superior, from Sagharbor, is thus reported in the Friend :

The principal theatrical item of interest in our “ I entered the Arctic Ocean about the middle London papers is the production of Mrs. Mowatt's of July, and cruised from continent to continent, comedy of “ Fashion,” at the Olympic Theatre, going as high as latitude 70, and saw whales January 9th, with the most complete and remarkwherever I went, cutting in my last whale on the able success. We have the London Times and the 23d of August, and returning through Behring's London Sun of January 10th, both of which papers Straits on the 28th of the same month. On account of powerful currents, thick fogs, the near contain long and highly commendatory notices of vicinity of land and ice, combined with the imper- the play. After describing various scenes, the fection of charts, and want of information respect- Times says : ing this region, I found it both difficult and dangerous to get oil, although there were plenty of

However, the great responsibility of the piece whales. Hereafter, doubtless, many ships will

lay on the shoulders of Mr. Davenport, who played there, and I think some provision ought to be made the old farmera part quite out of his usual line10 save the lives of those who go there, should and introduced his hearty outpourings with a vigor they be cast away. During the entire period of that never failed to excite the audience. A story the cruise no ice was seen, and the weather was

which he told of his daughter's misfortunes, towards ordinarily pleasant, so that the men could work in the end of the play, was one of the grand points of Light clothing.

the piece. The mise-en-scène is superb. A ball“In most parts of the ocean there was good an

room and a conservatory, with transparent sides, chorage, from 14 to 35 fathoms, and a part of the which proves that Mr. Watts is determined to re

are represented with an elaborate magnificence time the vessel lay at anchor. The first whale was taken at 12 o'clock at night. It was not difficult to store its old character to the Olympic Theatre. At whale the whole 24 hours; so light was it that at the fall of the curtain the applause of the audience midnight it was easy to read in the cabin. The was tumultuous, and cries for Mrs. Mowatt, who whales were quite iame, but quite different from had not acted in the piece, were raised on every any Captain Royce had ever before taken. He took side. She was led on by Mr. Davenport, and three different species, one of the largest yielding tion of her work. The house was crowded in

seemed much overcome by the enthusiastic recep 200 barrels of oil. The first species much resembled the Greenland whale, yielding 160 or 170 bar- every part, and, from the novelty of its character, rels; the second was a species called Polar whale, and the evident satisfaction it gave, there is little

doubt that Fashion will for some time prove ata few of which have been taken on the north-west

tractive. coast; and the third was a small whale peculiar to that ocean. The last three whales which were

The London Sun says: taken yielded over 600 barrels.”

Rough and ranting melodramas have formed the If we inquire for the probable duration of this staple of what America had hitherto sent us, but north-west whaling, there seems good reason to last night this reproach was wiped out, and there

go

ences.

was represented at this theatre, with the most de 1 with feelings which crave the melancholy relief served success, an original American five-act of expression. comedy, the scene of which is laid in New York,

Dr. Gay was the son of Honorable Ebenezer and which delineates American manners after the same fashion as our own Garrick, Colman, and Gay, and was born in this city, in the year 1803. Sheridan were accustomed to delineate English His father, who was then engaged in the practice manners, and which, as regards plot, construction, of law, subsequently removed to Hingham, and character or dialogue, is worthy to take its place there Dr. Gay spent most of his early life. He by the side of the best of English comedies. It is was educated at Harvard University, and received from the pen of that most delightful of actresses, the degree of Doctor of Medicine in the year Mrs. Mowatt, and is entitled Fashion, or Life in 1826. He was one of the original members of New York; and the following is an outline of the the Boston Society of Natural History, and a Felplot, or rather of the three plots interwoven with each other, in the most skilful and artistical manner, low of the American Academy of Arts and Sciof this most admirably built comedy.

His acquired knowledge, particularly in After giving a full outline of the plot, the Sun his profession and in the sciences of Chemistry adds :

and Mineralogy, was accurate and extensive. The comedy was perfectly acted ; Mr. Daven- His judgment was sound and discriminating, and port, as Adam Trueman, the old farmer, threw a he was skilful in the application of his knowledge feeling of warmth and heartiness nto the part to practical purposes. He occasionally delivered which has not been equalled since the days of Faw- courses of lectures on Chemistry, and always with cett; and Miss F. Vining, as Gertrude, his gov- success. In many of the analytical processes of erness' daughter, was most interesting. Mr. John- this science, especially those required in toxicostone acted the part of Mr. Tiffany with considerable power, and Mrs. Marston, as Mrs. Tiffany, was the logical researches, he was thoroughly versed; and pink of vulgarity. Scharf, as the roguish clerk, his scientific services were sought in many cases was full of truthfulness ; his abashed manner when of suspected poisoning. threatened with prosecution contrasting most artis- Dr. Gay was not ambitious of the fame of autically with his previous vulgar and overbearing thorship. He published nothing in his own name insolence. Mr. and Mrs. A. Wigan acted the except a pamphlet, in the year 1847, entitled, French count and the French waiting-maid as

Discovery, by Charles T. Jackson, M. D., of the they alone can act such characters. Mr. J. Herbert was excessively humorous as a high-minded Applicability of Sulphuric Ether in Surgical Nigger. All the characters grouped round the Operations." Whatever difference of opinions Tiffanies were admirably sustained, but, to our may exist as to the question at issue in the conthinking, the character of the group, nay, we are troversy respecting the discovery of Etherization, almost inclined to think that, as far as English there can be none as to the ability, fairness, and audiences are concerned, the character of the gentlemanly spirit with which that production is comedy, is that of Prudence, the sister of Mrs. Tiffany, a prim, puritanical, Yankee old maid, who written, nor the generous devotion of friendship has not *- fairly given the matter up,” and who, which prompted him to undertake the defence of when not making hot love, is making diabolical what he believed, with the strongest conviction, to mischief. She is the chorus of the piece, remind- use his language, to be “the cause of truth and ing every one of their faults, and every parvenu of justice." his or her origin ; she is, in fact, “a dreadful He had a lively sensibility to the charms of woman,” and, what is better still, an original char- music, and to the beautiful in nature and art; and acter, a specimen of American society to which his taste was cultivated, during his travels in we had never before been introduced. This character was admirably acted by Mrs. Parker, who Europe, by a careful study of many of the proevidently revelled in the part. The comedy was ductions of the great masters in painting and admirably put on the stage; the applause was en- sculpture. Of his professional merit the writer thusiastic, and at the conclusion there were loud is not competent to speak ; but he has the authorcalls for Mrs. Mowatt, who had taken no part in the ity of accomplished medical men for saying that performance, but who at length appeared before the he fully deserved the great confidence which his curtain to receive that enthusiastic applause which she had so highly merited by the production of this patients reposed in him. most excellent comedy. The house was crowded

It is not, however, intellectual gifts and attainto excess,

ments that are most worthy of commemoration.

When a good man dies, whatever may have been From the Boston Daily Advertiser.

his intellectual endowments, or worldly distinc

tions, it is not these things that survivors dwell DR. MARTIN GAY.

on with most satisfaction, or mourn with the The recent death of Dr. Gay is deeply and deepest sorrow. It is felt that there is something widely lamented in this community. Few even in a noble, virtuous character that far transcends of his most intimate friends were aware, before them in value. The recognition of this great the general manifestation of sympathy and sorrow truth, in the general and spontaneous expression which that event has called forth, how extensively of grief for Dr. Gay's death, is highly creditable and how justly his modest and unpretending worth to the moral sense of this community. He peswas appreciated. The loss of such an individual, sessed neither wealth, conspicuous station, nor the in the midst of his usefulness, is always felt as a qualities that command popular applause ; yet few public calamity; and many hearts are now sad ) deaths have occurred in this city, for many years,

« ПредыдущаяПродолжить »