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Opium, its Cultivation, &c.
This baneful drug ia chiefly cultivated In
itiriiKftl and other English Kant India posses- j
siuna. The aeed ia town in Novcmber.and the
. produce collected in March. India ia said to
produce 60,000 cheats, weiirhing from 135 to ,
1 10 pounds each, annually. The tending of
opium to China began in 17C7. In 1647, fif
ty vessel were enquired solely in this trade, I
Inside a great number partially pa etigugen.
Two and a half million dollar were annu
allyin spito of the restrictions of Govern
ment imported into Koo-cliow. In 1848
there were in thot city one hundred house
devoted to the sale of opium for smoking.
I'tom'1701 to is 10, the amount exported to
Oina'varied from 3,000 to 7,000 cheata per
In 1837 it amounted to hetween HO.OOO and
ifi.000 chests, valued at $W,000,000. From
1 -;??Ito 1842 the trade was alinoat entirely
intnriupted by the war which grew out of
mid attempt or the Chinese Government to
suppress it. For the year 181, the amount
imported into China troin Bombay, waa 1!)
111 cheats, which at an averago of $550 per
client, would amount to ?:,00O.()0O expend
ed for this single article of troile. Then the
Chinese pay an advance on this sum of sev
eral millions more, which goes into the hands
or the merchant.
The principle use mndo of opium !y tho
Chinrse is in the form of smoking. Tho
wealthier orders do their smoking in their
own dwelling., hut fur the poorer classes
there are thousands of shops fitted with
accommodations expressly for smoking.
Tho effect ol this drug upon the ronsnrn
er are thus described by a distinguished Chi
nese scholar t
"It exhausts the animal spirit, impedes the
regular performance of business, wastea the
lictdi and blood, dissipate every kind of
property, renders the person tll-l;ivure1,
promotes obscenity, disclncc sccrets.viohttea
the Inws, attacks the vitals, and destroys lile."
The Chinese government hnve nmde strong
efforts to cut oft' or restrict tho truflie in this
drug. Public attention was directed to its
injurious effect in 179!), an edict was issued
requiring all ships discharging their cargoes
at Whampoa, to bonds, givo that they had no
opium oti board. Still more stringent laws
were adopted in 1820. In 1834, nu edict
waa issued, declaring that the injury done
by tho increase of those who inhaled it, waa
nearly equal to a general conlrazation, and
denouncing upon the seller and smoker of
the poison, tho bastinado, the wooden collnr,
imprisonment, banishment, confiscation of
property, and even decapitation, or strangu
lation. Hut notwithstanding all this, tho
trnde kept increasing, until at length, an Im
perial Commissioner was appointed, cloth
ed with tho highest authority, to proceed to
Cunton and endeavor to effect an utter ani
tiilulion of tho trade. In carrying out this
determination, ho seized and destroyed some
.0,180 chests of opium, and compelled the
merchants to sign a bond that they would
forever cease trailing in this article.
This bold and decided measure on the part
of tho Commissioner led to tho war w ith
Etiglund, which is commonly known as the
opium war, tho result of which is well known.
When urged to legalize the trade, tho Em
peror replied in these memorable words;
" It is true," said he, " I cannot prevent tho
Introduction of thu flowing poison; gain
seeking and corrupt men will, liir profit anil
sensuality, defeat my wishes; hut nothing
will induce me to derive a roveuuo from tho
vice and misery of my people ! "
One result of the war was the reeding of
the island of I long Kong to the English.
In this Island, after pasting into the hands of
the victors, the tradu in opium waa legalized,
' and twenty shops for its sale immediately
licenced, within gun shot of the Chinese
' Empire, where such an offence ia putiisha-
. bis with death.
It is stated upon tho highest authority that
the British government in India rould not be
. sustuiued without the immense revenues de
rived from this trade. This revenue for the
last six years, it is said, has amounted to near
ly $80,000,000. It is sImo estimated that the
. immense sum of $100,000,000 of specie has
br.cn drained from China to pay fur this sin-
gle article alone within the Inst half century.
Disabilities of Jews in England.
When a stigmn has ouco been fixed on
any class, it is astonishing with what difficul
ty is cfliiccd. Just or imjii.it, it is euro to
breed a prejudice again! thu injured parly.
Drive this out from among the lower classes,
and it takes refuge among the most wealthy
and fortunate. Tho prejudice agaitiat the
Jew in England became, generally extinct
ainoiur tho masses, before the middlo classca
llfa.l llm'io .tun nil.liu.l Irt ,I.m I.Aii.ni 1..1.... '
lice. Rothschild was eluded to the Cum- I
. inons by the city of London, lung before tho j
Commons had thought nf the possibility of j
una ol his race to the flour. Alter soma
' tierce struggles and several adverse votes, thu '
Commons agreed to modify the oath of ad-'
mission "on the fiiiih of a chriitian" ami per-1
tnit the member from the city to lake his .
eat. They have leucwed this vote by
majority of twenty-nine. - Hut thu llouso of ,
Lords objected. And nu religious grounds,
too! Their zeal fur him who furgnva his
enemies, even whilo tulf.ring his fearful ag
ony on tho cross, who announced the brother-;
hood of men, anil made love and charity the
foundation of piety, animated Ilium with a
, desire to crush men whose only offense is
Iteing descended from an aueient race, in
whoso bosom was originated the present
dominant religion of England. For aix sue-
, ceaaive sessions, the Commons has voted fur
the abolition of the disability, and tho bill
lias been lost in the Lords ! Several nppeiils
' to the people have resulted in the election of
the Jewish candidate. I
What ntnke this disability as much an in- '
nil os a Klilical precaution, is, that Jews
ra subject to every liability of citizens, ad
mitted to act as Jurymen, Magistrates, and
High Sherifls, and exempt from no tax. Nor
was the present form of oath devised against
them or intended to apply to them. It waa
directed against certain views put forward in
treatise written by one of the men enga- J
geil in the Gunpowder plot, and was supos- j
ed to bind the consciences of Roman Cath-
-i: . i.. .... . '
unci, us exclusion oi tno jews waa purely
accidental. Yet, to this accidental result of
form do the Lords of Englond cling in
order to maintain the civio infamy of the
Jews ! They show that the spirit of religi-
oil Intolerance haa aurvived the period of
th faggot and the stake.
From the Cultivator.
Life's Teachings. BY MRS. FRANCIS D. GAGE.
Chasing after butterflies, hunting after flowers,
Listening to the wild birds, thro' the sunny
Looking up the hen's nests on the frtgrtnt
Tending to the Lsrabkins, driving up the cows,
Mixing play and labor in my childish glee,
Learned I Life's first lessons learned I to bo
Waving on the tree tops, roaming o'er the hills;
Floating on the rivers, riding o'er the plaint,
Plodding through the corn-field dropping got
Mixing plsy and labor, with a childish glee,
Learned I life's first lotions learned I to be
Laughing'mong the green leaves at tho ripe fruit
Gathering the brown nuts In the woody dell
Tripping at the spinning wheel, ever to snd fro ;
Dancing at the paring bee, on a mtrry to
Mixing plsy and labor, with a youthful glee,
Learned I life's belt lostons learned I to be
Singing o'er my milk pail whila tho dsws were
Toiling In the dairy with a spirit light,
Using mop and duster, washboard, ovsn-broom,
Scissors, thread and needle, as might chanca to
Mixing plsy and labor, ever cheerfully ;
Learned I life's best lessons learned I to bo
Conning these best lcstont, poring over bookt,
Dreaming of the future, in the quiet nook',
Gleaning, ever gleaning, at tho days went by,
Thinking, never shrinking, riot afraid to try )
Mixing plsy snd labor, over joyously,
Learned I life's great lessons learned I to tit
Humming patient lullaby nith a mother's fear,
Touring earnest councils in tho listening ear,
Working for my loved onos, answering grief or
Striving to bring aunthine to the heart and
Mixing lovcjuid duty, ever joyously,
Learned I to be hsppy loarued I to bo free.
Cheering the desponding, joying with th glad;
Nursing with the tulfcring, weeping with the
Wearying, but not fainting, erring day by day,
Struggling to do better, as life wora away.
Thus have come life's changeaiover unto me,
Teaching mo great lessons, to b blest and free.
Struggling for the hotter with a spirit strong ;
Earnest to purtuo tho right, and eschew tho
Passing the gleam of childhood, passing youth's
Tutting tho years of matron eg, wreathing
care with flowers ;
Thinking of my labor, ever hopefully
Leurncd I lifu't truo lettons, to be blotted and
Xow at life dcclineth, wearing silvery hairs
Mingled with deep furrows, footprint of its earos.
Hut each deep laid furrow hath a blessing
And ach silvery flbr bro't to nearer IIavc.
And I think the Holy, even fervently.
That labor, love and duly, have made m blest
The Quadroon ladies of Now Orleans excito
both a feeling of admiration and pity admira
tion for their accomplishments and beaut y-com-tuisrratioii
for tho unnatural and unjust condi
tion entailed upon them by tho laws of Louisi
ana. A man cannot legally marry a Quadroon
woman, unlets ha is able to swear that he hat
black blood in hit veins. At many of thsto wo
men ar not only very white, but very beautiful
and highly accomplished, rctiMnnee to their
charme is no easy nisttsr ; and, a love is not
spt to bs controlled by ttatute limitations, the
consequence of this absurd' state of things is
resdily anticipated. They marry, er plaot, at
th.y call it, without the sanction of the Stato,
or the benedictions of the Church. The mo
ther of tha Quadroon girl consents to a tempo
rary arrangement, provided hor daughter is fur-
nithed with comfortable quarters, and a oouplo
of slaves, with a promise ou the part of the
moek husband to give his little quadroons a
good education. It it not a vsry uncommon
thing for Northern Bachelors, to say nothing
or Northern Bonedtcts, to bo under the necetsi
ty of tupporting snd educating tha offjpring of
this peculiar institution, I have heard of one
caae, in which a man was to madlyor,perhapt
1 should tay truly in lovo with a bsautiful quad
roon, that, in order to marry her, ho injected a
little bUuk blood into his veins procured from
one of hit negroes ; and then took the reou!..
its nuptial oath, thereby fulfilling the i,u at
in law. it may apoil ihs romance of tha .to.
ry to add, that tbs lady had a dowry of three
hundred thousand dollsrt. But in this airs nt
gold th mercenary spirit -is an element not to
be overlooked ; and here m the South, a bach
slor in tha ball-room ia asktd to be introduced
to a young lady with to many hogtheadt of tu
gar or so many bslss of sotton or so many
..u-wiiiuu negroes. A young lady with
more charm of purse then person, everhesrd
an ungaiiant leliow remarking the other even
ing upon tho number of freckle en hr face,
when she turned upon him with tha thtry re
tort that ktrfathtr had a ntgro for tvtru frttk
sJ X. Y. Mirror.
Life ia abort, and thoy mistake It aim and
io.s hi enjoyment who look for happiness iu
outward thingt, and not in the state of the
From the "Pacific," San Francisco.
Mansfield's Mess Beef.
We learn from the Polvntiian. that A. 8.
Mansfield, of the good city of Ilostor) chip
ped on board the Charles, a vessel ailing
from tliut port to Honolulu, two hundred
barrels, marked " AVte York mtn btef," all
consigned to order. On reaching its desti
nation it was entered at the Custom House
as ire, and nothing else, and the tistisl du
ties on this article were paid. Soon after
the entry, orders came from Mr. Mansfield
to store thai betf, hut in no wise to sell it un
til he was heard from again. In the mean
time, while tho beef wag being discharged
from the vessel, one unlucky barrel slipped
from the slings, and its head was stove in by
the full. That tell-tale barrel, what a secret
it revealed ! Lo, hid away amoag the heef
was a ten gallon keg of liquor! kvery one
of the two hundred barrels was then examin
ed, and found to contain the eauia precious
deposits. Two thousand gallon of liquor
incased in btef, was thus attempted to be
smuggled iu, ihe dulicaon which would have
been soma twelve thousand dollars. The
entire consignment was, of cotirso, seized by
We go in for tho Maine Liquor Law in
Boston, niost decidedly, but must object to
ita driving the iluff out of that market, omy
to run it into tho Pacific tinder the name of
M Mesa Hocf." Still we cannot complain
much, if the beef is always taken in irood
hands and as well cared for on its arrival, as
it lias oeeii m this instance by the authori
ties nt Honolulu. It take tho Hnndivicb Is
landers with a lucky pair of sling lo iniell
out UikI beef. Wo hope they will be ana
ccsaful iu tho discovert-
It appears that this Mansfield operntiou is
nn old trick, long practised in the Pacific
The Honolulu Friend any, that in New
oouin ulcs, brandy w smuggled m lallnw
in Maiuo it ia nicely packed iu Hour barrels;
whilo in Honolulu it come nicely stowed
away in otrj.
Preaching and Stealing—An Extensive Operator.
We find in the Hartford TiWj nn extend
ed account of the operations of n man nam
ed Chns. Junes, who waa sentenced to the
Connecticut .ttnte Prison, lust Saturday, for
a term ii intir years. 11:9 career ol ciime
has extended through three years. The
To rover tip his wickedness, and to shield
himself from suspicion, he affected much
piety end devotion to religious duties. He
kept a prayer hook and hihlo nhout his per
son constantly, uml fieaiieiitlv ns he tiindn
oik-moon calls, or hung about the stoma of
ins trieiiils, spying out goods for tho purpose
ui nt-uiMii iin.in, no wis Keen to rend these
good bonks, with much devotion. He could
beat n whole crowd in loof.imr riout.
lie came from Munlpclior, Vermont, to
uurnorn, aiiout throe years ngo, and took nn
nctivo part in curtain prayer meetinc: unci
roligious services, and secured tlm confidence
of Mr. Join Dr.r.y, a dry goods dealnr.
Mr. I), procured him a situation in the fac
tory of Rogers Brothers, and permitted him
to board iu his faintly nnd to sleep in his
store with a clerk. Jonis wanted no richer
berth; iie helped himself with a pretty free
hand. Mr. Dean iiuhsciI tunny article from
his sloro, such as silks, hnmlkerchiels, crape
shawls oT high vuluo, etc., some ol which
(a valuable shawl, ninony other thing.,) have
been recovered, lint etill Mr. I), did not
suspect ihe true thief. He remained nhout
four mouths, and then went nwny wiihoul
paying for his hoard, hut ho had ilono con-
sidcrnhle in tho way of praying and exhort
ing lur tno Dcntrit of wicked souls in gen
erol. He went to Gluntenhttry and secured
a lituation iu Cuktiss's factory. Here he
cheated hi employer out of $1S0, by re
porting about three times a much work a
he did, and by adroit management generally.
When discovered, he acknowledged all,
begged oil', and gave hi note for $15",
which can now probably bo purchased ut
Mr. Jomf9 then left the employment of
Mr. , Cl'H'rns, and cct up proachiug for l'ie
Epitcopnlinns in a si-hool hotire, within a
few rods of thu scene of his then latest ras
calities, entirely on his own hook. He trim
med his pulpit with costly broadcloths ami
silk fringes, which he had stolen at Dean's
store; and wild stolen goods he paid fur u
jiulpit bible, prayer book, hymn book and a
large nrni choir. Ho hung some splendid
French curtains in one corner of the room,
as a screen behind which ho dressed in his
silken robe. He stole these curtains from
Mr. Dr ax, arid also the silk for his rot ;
nnd ho broko into St. P.iter's Church in this
city and stulo Father Urady's robe, using it
ns a puttern from which the stolen ail! was
rrtado up. Ho also, we believe, stole the
silver cholico and some other aniclca from
tho church. About this time or n little lurer,
he went to a d.igueircnn gallery, put on his
stolen robe, placed jha bible, bought with
stolen properly, upon the tnhlo, rested one
hand upon this huly hook, and rolling his
round dull eye languidly upward, and
lioiutmg the forefinger of his upraised right
hind heavenward, ho stood for his likeness.
In this way it was taken nnd shown around
among hu fiioiid.Jna a fine thing. Ho paid
for the likcticsa from money ttolmi from Mr.
Dkan, and he stole the case from another
D.ui:i(,' his preaching nnd stealing, he
made a vint lo Vermont, having previously
stolen goods enough from Dean's store, to
raise the money by pawning (hem, lo pay
his travelling expenses.
Jones also furnished n tenement in (JUs
teubury with stolen goods, exchanging these
goods for such articles as he warned, telling
the dealers that to some extent lis took his
psv in dry good for preaching.
Hut he soon found it hard alodding in
Glnslenhury, and came back here, Inking up
his old quarter at Dean's store. He gener
ally carried a carpet ling with him. This
hu frequently filled with goods, whilst Mr.
Dean' clerk was sound asleep, jn tint
way he atole, aa near aa can lie ascertained,
$2,000 worth of goods, about $700 of which
have been recovered.
On one occasion he was at Dean's house
Mr. D.'s son came in, and waa preparing to'
go awav, in hi wallet were ten f 10 bill,
which Jones discovered. The rogue, near
evoning, hid them all good afternoon, pre
tending that ha wa going out; but, instead
of going out at the front door, he dipped up
fairs, and hid himsolf under the bod of Mr.
D.'a son. During the evening Mr. Dian
oome in, and itpre.td aome clothes oo the
bed. Jones, in hi confession, says he then
' trembled like a poplar leaf.' Young Dean
went to bed, and when he had fallen Bound
asleep, Jone crept out, stole his wollet with
$100 in cash, slipped slyly out of the house,
went up to the Keviere House, and took
lodgings. In the morning he atole from a
boarder In the Hotel, a dress cost, pants and
vest. Everything that he had on or about
him, even to the shirt on his back, wa ei
ther atolen, or paid for with the availa of
A few week since, be went Into Uean
tore, on Sunday evening, unlocked the desk,
with a brass wire or skeleton key, stole fVU
in cash, and packed up between three and
four hundred dollars in goody, whir.h he
carried off and concealed In a barn in Com
merce street. Ho then went up and attend
ed a prnyer meeting nt Mr. Dcnn's house.
Defore the meeting broke up the robta-ry
was discovered by a clnrk, and Mr. Douu
wss informed of the fact. June sympa
thised with his family ou account of his
loss. Ho returned enrly in the morning,
took breakfast at Mr. Dean's and with af
fected sympathy, expressed deep regret nt
Mr. D.'s inislbrtunes, nnd the frauds which
hod been practiced upon him ' by those
whom he considered his best friends.'
The fellow curried his skeleton key, and
stole money constantly, and fur a long time
Mr. D. waa perplexed to know why his cash
accounts repeatedly fell short.
After making his last robbery, Jones left
town and was suspected. Ho was followed
When arrested he attempted to feign in
sanity. Deputy Sheriff Ahlen, however,
toon convinced him thut the sooner he drop
ped the character of ' ponsiiiii' the better it
would bo fur himself. Imuuod of the silk
gown, ha now wears a purti-colotud jacket,
and carries a bucket instead of a curpol bag
The Child's Garden.
Beneath tho budding lilacs
A littlo maiden tighed
Tho Grit flower in her garden
That very morn had died.
A primroto tuf, transplanted,
And watered every day,
Ono yellow bud had opened,
And then it pined away.
I thought, as th.it child's sorro w
Roso wailing on tho air,
My heort gav forth an eaho.
Long bound in silcne there,
For though time brings ut rises,
And golden fruit besides,
Wo'vo all tome drsrri garden
Whor Lift' first primroto died I
Tub Lemsion matter does not appear to bo
over. A resolution parsed in tho Virginia
Ilouro nf Delegates, on Thursday, directing
iho Attorney Oenernl to proaccuto tho appeal
in that case beforo tho Supreme Court of this
State. 8uppoting h comet, query . whether
he will receive the ottontion and polightnes
which grcrtoJ tho Agent of Mustachusot'.taonio
year since, at Charleston, in another negro
aaa tTftw York Tribune.
Eotptian Runners. Mr. Rrynnt, in his
Inst loiter to the Evening Post, thus describes
the woy in which he nfiuclod a binding ut
"On Innilin? wo trsrs si nm.n murr. I.. I
by a mob of fellows in white turbans or fez
l' niue cotton shirts tied round tho
waters by a atring, ofTtring u thoir donkey
With loud shouts, thrusting Mh r.il,..
e -ii'hi uiiug
to gel M us, and blocking our way so that
wo tuuiij nni Rni rorwuru a aingle step. As
here was apparently no alternative, I to!i
the One WhO Stood ilntrmdintelv hrrnrj. ,. I.u
the throat, shoved him out of my way, nnd
moii aunciinu me noxi in tike manner till 1
made mv esenni nut ..C iI,a .n..,.i n...
good mitured Mussulmans smiled at finding
inuiiipcivrs rims iiiire.rifnnttiMit.lv i , .i i...
on infidel, nnd I jumped upon one uf the best
Inttlfittir nf fl,., m.tt I., ........ I n.
through the streets swimming with white
. i . . i 1 1 . . .
nun iu iioihi, ronoweti ny a shouting thm-key-driver,
who brr.ndished a long stick,
which ue occasionally hrom-ht down on the
I It . t. . . . . .
ipiuiiiupeii a nuiiKs iu encourage- hi speed.
Crime in Large Cities.
A recent publication nf ilm u.,;ut:..a r
vico in Ltnntiun. c uima that irixr. r ntrmii
children trained to crime in tlmi ; ...!....
allv. and that there nr B HfKl r.;... r
' - I " " I L L I . I B V
sioien goons, tti.uou gainhlers by profession,
25,000 heggare, UO.OOO drunkards, IdO.000
mioitiiui m inner, JoU.UUU persons su!n.isiiig
on profligacy, and 50,000 thieves, milking a
total of 470.000 nerson. whn .!,;-,
and crime in one city. A similar estimate
has also been rnnda for N. Vork, which puts
down for thnt city a.OOO children trained lo
crime, 1,000 receivers of atolen goods, 3 000
gambler by profession, 2,000 beggars, loo00
uiuimnrun, ou.uuu nuoiiuai ill inkers, 50,000
persons suhsistinir on iirofi;,.. . ..,i c'nnn
thieves, making a torn! of 15.1,000 villuins
ana uenaucnees in the last named city, a
greoier number iu proportion to it populu
lion than in London.
Is not the nbove n terrible luYiurn of eiiu
life to he met with in christian nations
where million on millions are spent for re
ligious leinples and in supporting the cere-
muiuca imrroririeu inere : Would it not be
more acceptable lo God, more in accordance
with the dictate of humriii
, J " 'twill, III.-
ttce, merey everything good and holy for
iiiuicixnu i-iiriaiiiiiia io apenu irmr lime and
money iu aavinp those nnris.'imo ,i. .i.
on religious tsmn . .ml (ui,;..-,.i.i. u...
i i - . . v ..r.
rieorueas worship t Yi hat (armor after read
ing this can he willing to have hi children
lake II D their abode in ciiien. in .11 r k:-i.
inch misery exists lo a graaler or a ! ex-
Think, too, how hearties hi thai yim
which bet? and attends million, m ..,n t
fort to convert henthtn whila such misery
a thi exitt at home !
"Tha heathen era at sou a- m
aid John Randolph, when solicited to sub
erihe for th eonverion of heathen In for
eign lends, and it may be questioned wheth
er such degradation exist in any heathen
land on the globe a can be found in uearlv
all ir laayo cilie, Hu,m$ thai '
LITTFLL'S LIVING AGE.
Extracts of letters from Judge Story, Chancellor
Kent, and President Adams.
CAMBRIDGE, April 24, 1844.
1 MA. VA..I flllja Wiuiiantit. ...1.1.
leasure; and entirely approve the plan. If
it nun nnlv nlitntn lit. n 1 1 . t i . .. .. i mt. n h JnnM
j .,., ,,,,, Ho
enough, and large enough, and securely
eiinllirtl. In .tlnill It. Itll- B..fl- 1, a-jlll -tnn-
tribute in on eminent degree to' give healthy
lutm, tiui uniy io our iitcrniure, nut to public
opinion. It will enable na to possess, in a
moderate compass, a select library of the
unsi itruiiiieiions 01 ine age. it will do more s
it will redeem our periodical literature from
the reproach of being devoted to light and
superficial reading, to transitory speculations,
to sieklv nnd Atitit.mt.rnl ontiiiiDin.li;t:... ...i
... ,. .......... ... a..,., .UIItttTt, mill
hi Iho nnd extravagant sketches nf life and
NEW YORK, 7th May, 1844.
I ArrnovE very much of the plan of the
" Living Age ;" and if it he conducted with
the intelligence, spirit and tanto that the pros
pectus indicates, (of which I have no reason
to doubt,) it will bo one of the most instruc
tive und popular periodicals of the day.
WASHINGTON, 27th Dec. 1845.
Op all tho Periodical Journals devoted to
literature and science which abound in En
rope ami iu this country, this has appeared
to the) the most useful. It com s indeed
tho exposition only of tho current literature
of tho English language, but Ibis, by It im
mense extent and comprehension, im-liulcs a
portraiture of tho human mind in the ut
most o.xpunsion of the present ntte.
J. Q. ADAMS.
This work is conducted in tho spirit of I.it
tell's Museum of Foreign Literature, (which
was favorably received by the public fiir twen
ty years, )but as it is twice as Inrge.niid appears
so ollcit, wo not only givo spirit and freshness
to il by many things which worn excluded
by a month's delay, but whilo thus extending
our scopu and gnthcring u greater mid more
attractive variety, are alilo so to increase the
solid and substantial pnrt of our literary, his
torical, nnd political harvest, ns fully to sat
isfy tho wants of tho American reader.
Tho elaborate and stately Esmuvs of the.
Etlinburr, (nitrter!), ninl oilier Unviow ;
uud HlnckwaoiTs noble criticisms on Poetry,
hit keen ntiliiietil Ptititnl.,Mt..rl..u i.l.i.i..
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wrought Tales, nnd vivid descriptions of
mini linn iiiuuiiiam ncunnry; nnil the con
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sparkling Examiner, tho judicious WMriitriiifl,
Ihe busy and industrious Lilernrt) Gnelle,
Iho 8ensiblu and comprehensive llrilnnnia,
Ihe obernnd respectable Christian O'ncrver;
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Naval remciiiscuiiccs of tho United Srrvice,
and with iho best urticlcs of thu fkihUn Un
iversity, .Vc-o Monthly, Frascr" Tail's, .'Una
worth's Hood's and Unorlinif M'feuzines, and
of Chambers' admirable Journal. ' We do not
consider it beneath our dignity to borrow w it
nnd wisdom from I'unrh; and, when we
think it good enough, make use of the thun
der of The Tunes. We shall increase our
variety by importations from tho continent of
Europe, uml from iho now growth of tho
Lli ilisli colonics.
Tho steamship has lirodght Europe, Asia,
and Africa, into our neighborhood; uml will
greatly multiply our connections, na Mer
chut:ls, Travellers, and Politicians, with all
pa i ts of tho world ; so that much more than
over it now becomes every intelligent Amer
ican to be informed of tho condition and
chunges of foreign countries. And this not
only because of their nearer connection with
OUrsclvCS. but becall.fi thn nri,.n ... ...
bo hastening, through a rapid process of
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the merely political prophet ennnot compute
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general, we shall systematically and very
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partment of Foreign affairs, without entirely
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