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The sea! the sea!?Oh me! oh me!
The pail?be quick!?I quail?I'm sick !
Tin sick as I cut be;
I cannot sit, i cannot stand;
I prithee, steward, lend a hand,
To my cabin I'll so?to my birth will I hie,
And like a cradled infant lie.
I'm an the sea?I'm on the sea!
I'm where I would never be,
With the smoke abjve, and the steam below,
And sickness where so'ere I go.
If a storm should come, no matter I wot,
To the bottom I'd go as soon as not.
I lore, oh! how I love to ride
In a neat post-chaise, with a couple of bays,
And a pretty girl by iny side;
But oh ! to swing amidst fire and foam,
And b: steamed, like a mealy potato ai home ;
And to feel that uo soul cares more Cur your wo,
Thau the paddles that clatter, as onward they go.
The ocean's wave I ne'er moved o'er,
But I loved my donkey more and mote,
And homeward flew to her b mny back,
Like a truant, or a madman's sack;
For a mother she was, and is to me,
For I was?an ass?to go to sea !
To the Elitor of the Sew York American :
It will probably be recollected by ?oiue of your rea
der* that I published some tune since, ? vindication of
the author of " Home," from certain remarks in a note
of Miaj Martineuu'a book upon "Society in America."
The paper containing that article, waa forwarded by my
directions to Mim M. Juatice to her, as well as to the
author of '* Home,'' induce* me to a*k of you the inser
tion of the following letter, lately received.
11. Sedgwick.
Rodert Sedgwick, Esq..
Dear Sir?I hope I am indebted to you for a sight of
your letter to the Editors of the Evening Post, 111 which
Iou vindicate Miss Sedgwick from an injustice done to
er in a note to my work on Society in America. Your
account of the transaction referred to, clearly ahowa
that I was in error: that in the alteration* ahe mode in
* Home' with regard to the mode of passing the Sunday
afternoon, she surrendered only what she considered
unimportant in principle, and that she resisted solicita
tions to suppress yet more, preferring rather that the
work ahould not be printed, than that it should yield her
own convictions to those of others, in which she did not
agree. I am extremely sorry that I was misinformed
on this point, and that, by some strange mistake, I had
an impression that tho sccount given mc from many
quarters wa* confirmed by herself I lose no time in
endeavoring to do her justice?Fresh editions of a
work are the only Volumes which are nearly certain not
to meet the eye of the reader of the first, and it would,
therefore, answer 110 purpose to make my acknowledg
ment of error there. I, therefore, request you to have
the kindness to insert this note in the newspapers, or
make any other use of it which may seein to you most
public aud effectual
Believe me,'dear sir, yours, truly,
Harriet Marti.nkau.
"Westminister, Oct. 6th, 1837.
Conversation.?Some men are pianos, best when
played on singly; others drums, good only in a
A school bjy basins asked by his teacher, how he
should flog him, replied " If vou please, sir, 1 should
like to have it upon the Italian system of penman
ship, the heanj strokes vpwards, and the doum ones
An Indian being told to love his enemies,
said, I do love Rum.
PLUMBER'S BUSINESS?The sulxscrtber, from
Baltimore, takes this method of informing the citizens
of Washington and vicinity, that he will remain a few days,
and make arrangement* for undertaking any of tho follow
ing kinds of work in his line of business, viz. The erect
ing of Water Closets, Force or Lift Pumps, Baths, liot or
cold, fitted in a superior manner, the convoying of water
from springs to duelling, and through the different apart
ments, draining quarries, or any kind of lead work. He
can be seen at Mr. Woodward's.
N. B.?He has with him a few Beer and Cider Pumps,
to be seen as above.
Berween 10th and 11th sis., Penn. Avenue.
Oct. 13?23
40 South Charles St., Baltimore,
HAS jnst received and is now opening, five hundred
and forty packagen of the above description of goods,
ndapted for the Southern and Western markets?Con
stantly on hand, English, Iron Stone, and Granite China,
suitable for extensive hotels and steamtioats?nil of which
will be sold on as favorable terms us can be bought in any
city in the Union.
- Oct. 10. tf22
I^Oll SALE, OR BARTER, for property
in the city of New York, or lands in Illi
nois, the folio Winn valuable properly in the
village of Oswego :
ID* The rapid growth of Oswego, its un
surpassed advantages nnd great prospects, are too well
and too goucrally known to require u particular descrip
113* A very minute description of the property is deem
ed unnecessary as it is presumed that purchasers living
at a distance will come and see, before they conclude a
nargain. Suffice it to say, that it is among the very best
in the plai..
ll_r lions out isn't* or me fir<t quality, with a perfeelly
clear title, and free of ineumbr ?ice, will be taken in ex
lX_r Lienor* pout paid, addressed to the subscriber, at
Oswego, will meet with prompt attention. An ample dc
seription of the property offered in exchange is requested.
In East Oswego.?The Eagle Tavern and Store nd
|oining, on First street, wit(j a dwelling house and stables
on Second street, being original village lot no. 50, 66 feet
on First street, running east 200 feet to Second street.
The south half, or original village lot no. 41, lieing 33
feet on First street, running east 200 feet to Second street,
with the buildings erected thereon.
The north-east corner of First and Seneca (late Tau
rus) street*, being O'J feet on First, and 100 feet on Sene
ca streets. ?ith the buildings erected thereon?comprising
part of original village lots nos. 41 and 12.
Three lots, each with a dwelling, fronting Second street;
the lots are 22 feet w ide by 100 deep, being part of original
village lot no. 41.
?Lot, with dwelling house, [original village lot no. 26,]
being 66 feet on First street, running west about 250 feet,
across the canal into the river, so that it has four fronts.
? In West Oswego.?Lot corner of Fifth and Seneca
(late Taurus) streels, opposite the public square, being on
Seneca street 143, and on Fifthstreet 198 feet, withdwell
ing, conch house, stabling.and garden. The latter is well
stocked with the l>est and rarest fruit, ornamental shrub,
brry, flowers, &c.
A lot adjoining the alwjve, being 78 feet on Fourth street
by 58 feet in depth.
Six lots on First street, each 22 feet in
front, running cast 100 feet to Water
?treet, with the buildings thereon.
The Wharf and Ware houses on Wa
ter street, opposite tho foregoing, lieing
132 feet on Water street, and running
east aliont 110 feet to the river. [This
wharf has the deepest water in the inner 1
harlior.] I
Lot cornerof Seneca and Second street*, being 24 feet
on Seneca, and 66 feet on Second streets. Five Lots ad
joining the foregoing to the east, each being 22 feet on
Seneca street, by 66-feet in depth. The above being part
of the original village lot no. 36.
The north half of block no. 03, bcisr 200 fee' on Utica
[late Libra] street, by 198 feet on Third and Fourth
JET" Compris
ing the original
villneo lot* no.
3 and 4.
On Van Bcre* Tr act.?List no. 1, Montcalm itreet,
being 200 feet deep, and running n<irth along Montcalm
?treet several hundred feet into the Lake.
Lots no. 2 and 3, Montcalm street, each 66 by 200 ft.
12 " 13 " "
13, 11, and 15,being 315 ft. on Bronson st.
210 on Van Buren st;
300 on Eighth st.
North 3- tths of lot no. 25, corner of Van Buren
""ad Eighth streets, being 200 feet on Van Buren, and 148
teet on Eighth street*.
Lot 82, south-west corner 6f Cayuga and Eighth streets,
66 by 198Jipct.
Lot* 83, 84, 85, 80, 87, on Cayuga st. 60 by 198 ft.
88, s. c. corner of Cayuga and Ontario street*, 198
by 104 feet.
?9, *. w. corner of do, IDS by 195 ft.
70, on Seneca st? 00 by 198 feet.
58, s. w. corner of Seneca and 8th sts., 66 by 198 ft.
50, n.e. comer of Ontario and Schuyler streets, 198
by 104 feet.
69. on Seneca street, 06 by 198 feet.
75, s. e. corner of Seneca and Ontario streets, 198
by 104 feet. (
76, ?. w. eorner of do. 198 by 130 ft.
64, n. e. corner of do. 198 by 104 ft.
40, 47, 48, 49, on Schuyler st., 00 by 198 ft.
The incumbrances on the whole of this property do not
exceed sixteen thousand dollars, which may either re
main, or if desired, can be cleared <'T.
Oswego, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1837. 2ni8
T. W. WHITE, Euitor and Proprietor.
OF the December No., which will he issued on Tum
day the 13th lust. This number cloaca the third vol
ume of this periodical. The lal No. of the 4th volume
will be ready lor delivery on the lat January, 1339.
William Wordsworth. By a Virginian.
Sir (in of a Dance.
Napoleon and Josephine. By a Virginian.
Power of the Steam Engine.
Notea and Auecdoles, Political and Miscellaneous, from
I7IW to 1830?drawn from the Portfolio of an Officer of
the Empire; and translated by a gentleman in Paria,
from the French, for the Meitrmer, vi?.: Count Du
pont; An Anagram; M. B L???.of the French
Academy; The Farrier of the 22d Regiment of Chaa
seura ; An Official Journal; The Emotion of M , of
the French Academy ; Inoculation for the Plague; The
Law of Sacrilege.
Moaca' Teu Tallies.
Conalaiitine: or. the Rejected Throne. By the Author of
" Sketches of Private Life 4nd Character of William
H. Crawford." In Fourteen Chapters. Chaps. XIII
and XIV. (Concluded)
John Randolph and Misa Edge worth.
Singular Blunder.
The Deserter : A Romance of the American Revolution,
founded on a well authenticated incident. In Ten
Chuptera. Chaptera VIII and IX.
Tour to the Northern Lakes. By a citizen of Albemarle.
Literature for the Times. Stonea from Real Life : de
aigned U? teach true independence aud domestic econo
my. To be completed in five parts. Part IV. The
Havings Bank arul other Stonea.
T ranalation.
Old Age. By a Virginian.
St. Ursula.
An Oration, delitered by John Tyler, at York Town,
October 19th, 1837.
I he V taion of Agib. An Eastern Tale.
I> mi I Webater of Masaachusetts, of the United States
The Token for 1838.
The Teat of Shakspear.
New England Morals.
The Lyceum. No. IV. On the practice of Applauding
Public Speakers.
Origin of Language in the British Islands. Translated
from '? La Revue Francaise," by Samuel F. Clean.
Beautiful incident.
Importance of Early Education. [From the Journal of
Education.] [ Selected.]
Behold the Dreamer Cometh.
To M h ry. By II. Thompson.
Cupid Wounded. Translated from the Greekbya French
Linea accompanying a lichly wrought Italian Coverlid,
Presented to General Lafayette, on his first arrival at
the Eagle Hotel, Richmond, Va., October 1821.
Confounded Bores.
Tamerlane. From the Persian.
1. The Southern Literary Messenger is published in
monthly numbers, of G4 large superroyal octavo pages
each, oa the best of paper, and neatly covered, at ?5 a
year?piyable in advance.
2. Or five new subscribers hv sending their names and
$20 at one time to the editor, will receivc their copies for
one year, for that suin, or at &4 for each.
3. The risk of loss of payments for subscriptions, which
have been properly committed to the mail, or to the hands
of a postmaster, is assumed by the editor.
4. If a snlmcription is not directed to be discontinued
before the first number of the next volume has been pub-,
lUhed, it will betaken as a continuance for another year.
Subscriptions must commence with the beginning of the
vol.,'and will not tie taken for less than a year's publica
tion, unless the individual subscribing is willing to pay $5
for a shorter period?even if it be for a tingle number.
5. The mutual obligations of the publisher and subscri
ber, for the year, are fully incurred as soon as the first
number of the volume is issued: aud after that time no
discontinuance of a subscription will be permitted. Nor
w ill a subscription lie discontinued for any earlier notice,
while anything thereon remains due, unless at the option
of the editor.
Richmond, Va., Dec. 4, 1837.
THE highest premium paid at the office of T. P. PEN
DLETON, one door east of Gadsby's National Ho
tel, for Treasury Notes and Specie.
N. B. Those holding Newton ic Gadsby's small notes
will please present them as above, where all will be re
December 0" '3t ?, ~ ? : . ' '?
IMMEDIATELY East of Gadsby's Hotel, Pennsylva
nia Avetiue?is regularly supplied with a number of
c.ipiet of ferry new work immediately u/xtn publication.
The Arethusa, a Naval Story, 2 vols?Ernest Maltravers,
bv Bulwer, 2 vols?Davis' Life of Burr, second vol?The
Good Fellow, a novel, translated from the French?Ban
croft's History of the U. S. 2 vols, octavo?fourth vol. of
the Pickwick Club?Lockhart's Life of Scott?Pencil
Sketches, by Mies I>eslie, a new series?The Scourge of
the Ocean, a novel, by an Officer of the U. S. Navy?
The Hawk Chief, a novel, by Irving, 2 vols,?Rory O'
More, an Iri*h novel, by Lover, 2 vols?Pic Nic Stories
and Legends of Ireland, 2 vols.?late numbers of the Mag
azines. Reviews, fee.
Terms?Five dollars per annum, or one dollar for a
single month.
SPEECHES of Mr. Mason of Virginia, and of Mr. Le
Legairof South Carolina, for sale at this office.
Dec. 9?3t
JUST published and for sale by F. Taylor, containing
all the Inaugural, Annual, Special, and Farewell Ad
dresses and Messages of all the Presidents, up to Novem
ber, 1837, Veto Messages, Proclamations, &c. &c.
dec 9?10
BOTELEB At DONN, Pennsylvania A ten tie, South
tide, near 4 1-2 street, nearly opposite the Athenaeum,
have received their fall supply of House-Furnishing goods
comprising a inore general assortment than they have had
at any former period. They have'aimed, from the com
mencement of their business, to collect at one place all
the necessary articles of house-keeping ; and they arc
happy to say that they have succeeded in relieving many
persons from the labor of searching our extended city for
such articles as necessity required. Our stock is now
large and full as cheap as at any former period to which
they would invite the attention of their friends and the
pnblic generally.
They have a irood assortment of?
Cabinet Ware and Chairs.
Also?Of Fancy Goods,
Crockery nnd Glass Ware,
Looking Glasses,
Tin, Iron, and Wood Ware,
Beds, Bedsteads, Mattresses, &c.
N. B. All articles purchased of us will be sent home
by a careful porter to any part of the city.
dec 1?3t
POTATOES.?J. B. MORGAN & CO. have for sala
at their grocery store, Vnrnutn's Row. Pennsylvania
nvenue, 1000 bushels of the best quality Mercer potatoes.
To families who want eight or ten bushels they will lie
sold low. nov 28-3t
PROPOSALS for publishing a Second Edition of the
Military Laws of the United States, by
George Templeman. The first edition was compiled by
Major Trucman Cross, of the United Slates Army, and
published under the sanction of the War Department in
1825. It contains the most important of the resolutions
of tho old Congress, lelaiing to the Army, from 1775 to
17*9?the Constitution of the United States, and all the
acts and resolutions of Congress relating to the Army and
the Militia, from 1789 to 1824.
The seopnd edition, now proposed to be published, will
contain all the matter embraced in the first, carefully re
vised, together with all the laws and resolutions of Con
gress, bearing upon the Army, Militia, and Volunteers,
which have been enacted from 1824, down to the close of
the present session. The corrections and additions will
be made by Major Cross, the original compiler.
Officers of the Armv and Militia, and others, who have
used the first edition of this work, have testified to its
great usefulness.
In a country like ours, where the authority of the law is
paramount, the necessity of such a work is at all times
manifest; but it is especially so at present when a large
and mixed forfie of regulars, volunteers, and militia arc
called into active service.
The work will lie of royal octavo sire, and will be fur
nished to subscribers at $2 50 per copy, bound in law
vania Avenue, opposite the Centre Market. Per
sons visiting Washington can lie comfortably entertained
by the day or week.
Oct. 5. ' tfl 9
GREAT BRITAIN, by Rabbngr and Barlow, in
1 volume quarto, is just imported from London, and for
sale by F. TAYLOR, containing also, a Treatise on the
Principles of Manufactures. dee 5?3H
SAMUEL 1IEINECKE inlorma Ins friends ai, ! the
public, thnt he has taken a room four doors north of
Doctor Gunton's apothecary store, on ninth street, where
he will carry on his business. He feels confident, from
his long experience in cutting all kinds of garments, that
general satisfaction will lie given to such as may favor
him with their custom. scp 23 3taw3w
D MORGAN fit CO. sre now receiving in additiuB
4 taWir former siock of old wines, amounting lo 13.
imui IkiiiIci utrWiM I be oldest and but colUctiun lo
Ot.nl Du,,u, & C?
Pale Brandy. of very high flavor, and very old, dark
colo.cd Co^?c from the same housewith every vanely
mid rand of Cl.au.pagn.", Scotch Ale, London Porter,
and Double Brown Stout.
Ou. Madeira Wine, we import direct, and will guar
anty them to be ciual in quality and flavor to any import
ed in the United States. . .
We have an UUhnm I'ale bherry o? hand, pronounced
i.y Judges lo fie a* delicate and a. pure a flavor of the
grape as they have ever aeon in thia country.
All ,?rders from Members of Congress and strangers,
ua well aa our citizens, will be punctually attended ^.
At the old stand of Gowen 6t Jacobs, comer of 7th at
and Pennsylvania Avenue. j fl MQRGAN & CQ
dee 8?3*
SUBSCRIPTIONS to the above Periodical will be re
ceived by F. Taylor, bookseller. immediately eaat of
Ciadaliy'a Hotel, where the lirat number (juat published;
mav be examined. . ..
Among the earlieat aul?cnptiona to this Magaa.ne are
lobe found the names of Andrew Jackson, M \ an Hu
ron, Levi Woodbury, B. F. Butler, L. Ca*s, Amos Keu
dull, file. &e.?price five dollara per annum ,
The work will be forwarded strongly enveloped to any
pert of the U. 8.
CY The aubsrrit>er baa ooened an office imme
diately opposite the Treasury, and adjoining the General
Post Office, for the transaction of business with the se
veral Departments of the Government. And for ihe pur
chase and sale of all kind* of stocks, occ.
He will always give the highest price
n21 3taw 4w ?
NEW GROCERY STOKE.?The sujwcribers
harinx associated theroaelvea together in fou?ines#|
under theffrm and a.yle of CLEARY Ac ADDISON beg
leave lo announce lo tlw ciliitni of ?ishmKton tad ihe
Public generally, that they have juat rcce.ved from New
York. Philadelphia, and Baltimore, a well selected aa
sortment of choice Groceries, which they are now open
ing, at their store on Seventh atreet, nearly opposite to
the Patriotic Bank, to which they respectfully ask the at
tention of families and dealers generally, at wholesalo or
retail, vis.
5hhdsprime Sugars
7 do retailing Molasaes
2,000 lba Family and Loaf Sugar
20 cheats and half cliesta TEA, Gunpowder, Im
perial, Young Hyson, Iiyson, and Pouchong,
superior quality, and late importation
31 bags Java, Rio, St. Dounngo, and Havana
3 do burnt Coffee
50 barrels Family Flour, Doddrigc and Kocheater
brands ,, .
8 half barrels Buckwheat Flour, (extra quality)
75 choice Bacon Hams, (District cured)
50 Middlings and Shoulders do
I half pipe "Murdoch's" old L. P. Madeira
23 quarter and half quarter casks Pale and Brown
Sherry, Teneriffe. St. Lucar, F. Madeira,
and Sweet Malaga
1 pipe aupenor old Port, (genuine)^
12 baskets Champagne, Anchor, Key, Orange,
and other brands
8 doxen "Modoc" Grape-juice, and other kinda
5 half pipes French and Domestic Brandy, "Hen
nessy" and other brands
5 barrels Apple Brandy
1 pipe Holland Gin, "Strawberry"
5 barrels domestic do
2 hl.ds old Whiskey, of extra quality
10 bbls common do
2 puncheons W. India and Jaroaca Spirit*
1 barrel pure old Irish Whiskey
10 boxes Sperm Candle*
10 do Mould and Dipt
10 do Brown and Yellow Soap
3 do Patent Labor-saving do
10 do best Chewing and Plug Tobac<o
10,000 superior Havana Segars
40 dozen Brooms and Whi*ps, various qualities
3 cask* Goshen Cheese
3 boxes Pine Apple do
3 dozen Painted Bucket*
2 do Alicante and Manilla Mats
1-2 do Tanned Sheep-*kin do
55 whole, half, and quarter boxes Bunch Rasins
1 cask fresh Rice
Together w ith a general assortment of?
Spice, Mustard, Saltpetre, Alum, Coppcrn*,
Race and Ground Ginger, Tul.le ball in boxe*
Olives, Olive Oil, Chocolate, Cocoa, Cocoa Paste,
Currant*, Cranberries, Preserved Ginger,
Anchovies, Sardines, Capers, Popper Sauce,
Maraehino, Macaroni Vermicelli, Fancy Soap*,
Brushe*, Blocking, Bed Cords, L. Lines, Coil
Hope, Sugar Boxes, Can Tuba, Demijons, r-nghuh
Walnuts, Filberts, Dales, &ic. &o^ ^ EARy
dec. 8?w3w A. ADDISON.
MON. ABADIE, pupil of the Normal school in Paris,
has the honor to inform the Ladies and Gentlemen
iu this city and vicinity, that he continues lo give lessons
in his own native language, at his rooms, or in private
families or aeadcihio*, at a moderate price, which w ill be
reduced to those formed in classes, according to the uuin
Evening school will be open from 5 till 7, and from 8 till
10 o'clock, P. M. ?
Apply at Dr. Watkin's comer of 4 1-2 street and Penn
sylvania A venue, or at Fossctt's, lately Mrs. Letourno s.
opposite Gadsby's Hotel.
Abndie's French Grammar and Course of French Lite
rature for sale in all the book stores in this city,
dec 5?-3taw3m
PAUL H. BORLAND begs leave to inform bis friends
and the public, that be ha* taken the store lately occu
pied by James Richey, where he will, at all times, be
pleased to wait on customers.
A. W. DENHAM, manufacturer of Copper, Sheet-iron,
and Tin ware, will always be found at the above store,
ready to execute orders for any article in his line.
A large assortment of Stoves, Grates, Lamps, and Tin
ware, kept constantly on hand. Zinc Roofing, Spouting
and Guttering done at the shortest notice.
Pennsylvania Avenue, 5 doors cast of 9th street.
Nov. 10.
THE plan of this Publication embraces extended ro
views of important works, and discussions of impor
tant subjects in every department of literature and think
ing, similar in form and manner of those which make up
the contents of Quarterly Reviews generally.
It proposes, also, a brief analytical survey of the literary
production* of every currciit quarter, with short critical
indications of their character and value in their respective
it embrace*, likew ise, a register of the most important
events and fact* in the literary nnd religiou* world, par
ticularly in reference, to the state and progress of the
The object of the whole work is to exhibit, as far a*
possible, every thing most important to a just estimate of
the character of the times, and of the intellectual and
moral movement of society ; to promote the interests of
good literature, sound thinking, religion, and Christian
order. In this general tone ami spirit, it will be con
formed to the principles of the Protestant Episcopal
Church. The conviction of the Vruth nnd importance of
those principles, as they are hold in the unity of the Church,
maintained in a free and uncompromising, yet liberal,
candid and conciliating spirit, will constitute the unity of
the work.
Ariangements have l>ecn made to secure the aid ftf the
best writer* throughout the country ; and no pains or ex
cnsewill be spared to make this publication a work of
the highest character.
Term*.?The work will contain an average of 250 pages
to each number; ami will be furnished to Subscribers at
Five Dollars n year, payable on delivery of the first num
ber. Any person becoming responsible for *ix copics,
shall receive the seventh copy gratis.
All communications on the business concerns of the
Review, to be addressed to the Publisher, George Dear
born & Co., 39 Gold St. New York. Other communica
tions to be addressed to the Edilor, care of George Dear
born. ct
after Monday next, the 11 instant, tlie ear* will leave
the depot in this city for Baltimore at 0 o'clock A. M., in
stead of !> 3-4 A. M., n* heretofore.
The object of thi* alteration is to render certain the ar
rival of the train at Baltimore earlv enough to afford
ample tune for passengers going North to take the steam
boat, which now departs daily for Philadelphia, at hall pa*t
The afternoon train will, as heretofore, leave the depot
at a quarter after 5 o'clock, P. M.
(Globe, Native American, Alexandria Gazette, and I o
tomac Advocate,)
THE New York and Boston Illinoi* Land Company
w ill offer at public auction at their office in the town
of Quincv. Adams County. Illinoi*, on Monday the 27th
day of Novemlier next, 100,000 acres of their Lands situ
atcd in the Military Tract in said State.
Lists of the land* may be had at the office of said Com
pany in Quiney and at 44 Wall Street, New- York.
A minimum price will be affixed to each lot at the time
U is offered. ' , ? TILLSON J,
Agent for the N. Y. At B III. L Co.
'INKS, die ?J. B MORGAN h CO. are now re
? ? oei*iug from the Robert Ourdon aud Pi?kid?ot, a
fin.' assortment of wines, &c., partly as kll?ws :
Wuui of Ik* Mine?Hocklietraer, WnU?e* HU1, HS7,
; RudesheimerCabiuct, IHW ; Joh*n(i?-?l?Ttfr, IIU7,
1834 : Mareobruner, 1W7, 1H34 ; Suinwein, l(?4 ; Stein
berscr, W37. With a number of low-|>ri<*d Hock wimi.
Champ****'?Of the Cabinet, (this is said U> Ue the
best brum! of Chainpagiwts imported,) Anchor, lirspe,
Bacchus, and Heart, biaiuis. , B .
Cordial*?Mariwtiiito, Curacoa, Abseynthe, Stomach
Bitter, and otiiar Cordials.
Sherruf? Pale and Brown, very superior
Mvieirat? From Blackburn it Howard, March Oi Co.
Otard'a Pale Brandy, very superior.
ljoadon Porter, Bruwu Stout, and Scotch Ale.
Sardines, truffle*, anchovy paste, French mustard,
pickles, 6tc. 30,000 superior Havana Segars. ,
We have about 30,000 bottles of old wines, Madeira*
and Sherries, moat of them very oUl; with every variety
of wines and liquors in wood.
All orders from abroad punctually attended to, and no
"ESSUS""'" i. B. MOROAN 4 CO.
MEN r of ihi* Institution, will commence on the
lust Monday of October next, and continue until the last
day of February.
H. Willis Bailey, M. D., Prsfesaorof Anatomy and
Hknkv Howard, M. D., Professor of Obstetrics, and of
the Diseases of Women and Children.
MlCHAKL A. Finliy, M. D., Professor of Pathology,
and of the Practice of Medicine.
Robkkt E. Dobskv, M. D., Professor of Materia Mc
dtca, Therapeutics ,Hygiene, and Midical Jurispru'
William R. Fisher, M. D., Professor of Chemistry
and Pharmacy.
John Frederick Mat, M. D-, Profcasor of the Prin
ciples and Practice of Surgery.
Ellis Hitches, M. D., Demonstrator of Anatomy.
In making this annual announcement, the Trustees re
spectfully stale, that, in addition to a Medical Faculty of
great ability, having high claims to public confidence and
patronage, this Department of the I nivemlty ol Maryland
offer* other and peculiar advantages to Students for the
acquisition of Medical knowledge. Placed in the most
favorable climate for attending to dissections, and pos
sussing commodious rooms for that purpose, the Lnifew*
ty of Maryland commands an unequalled supply of Mate
rial for the prosecution of the.sludy of Practical A nature
such, indeed, i* the abundance of Subjects, that the I t J
feasor of Surgery will a (lord to the StwUnl* an opportunity
of performing thenuulvei, under his direction, every Surgi
cal operation :?a great practical adomtag*, not heretofore
furnished, in any of our Medical School*
This University has also an Anatomical Museum,
founded on the extensive collection of the celcbtated Al
len Burns, which became Us property by purchase, at
great expense; and to this collection numerous additions
nave been annually made :?and, of late, many very valu
able preparations have been procured from r ranee and
Italy?which together afford ample means to make a great
variety of illustrations of healthy and diseased structure.
The Baltimore Infirmary, long and favorably known as
an excellent school of practice, is connected with the Me
dical Department, and furnishes every classof disease for
the practical elucidation of the principles taught, by the
Professors of the Practice of Medicine and of Surgery?
who, liesnlea their regular lectures, will impart Clinical
instruction, at the Infirmary, at stated periods, in each
week during the Session.
The Chemical and Philosophical Apparatus of this
University, is of great extent and value, much of it having
been selected in Europe, by the late distinguished Pro
fessor De Butts. And to a Laboratonr, provided with
every thing necessary for a Course of Chemical instruc
tion, are united the numerous and varied articlea required
to illustrate the lectures on Pharmacy and Materia Me
Neither expense nor care has been spared to secure for
the University of Maryland the facilities necessary for
the acquisition of a thorough Medical Education.
For attending the Lectures of six Professors,
each - ? - ? - 515 90
For attending the Dissector and Demonstrator, 8
For attending Clinical Lectures and instruc
tion at the Infirmary, .... 5
For attendance on the Lectures of six Profes
sors, - -
Graduation and Diploma, - 20
The whole being only 213 dollars.
But Students who have attended one course of Lec
tures in another respectable Medical School, may gradu
ate here after they nave attended one full course in this
University?where the course of instruction is as com
plete as that of any other Medical School?each Profes
sor being, in this Institution, required to lecture every
day?and where, from the facility w ith which SUB
J KCTS are procured, Dissection* can be prosecuted with
more ease, and,at less expense, than at any other place :
?here too, good boarding can be engaged, on as chcap
terms as in any other Atlantic City.
the orprcERs are,
His Excellency Thomas W. Veazy, Governor of Ma
ryland, President of the Board of Trustees.
The Hon. Roger B. Taney, Provost.
the board ok trustees.
Nathaniel Williams, William Gwynn,
Vice President. Dr. Hanson Penn,
John Nelson. James Wm. McCulloh,
Solomon Etting, Henry V. Somerytlle,
Isaac McKim, Dr. Samuel McCulloh,
Dr. Dennis Claude, and
James Cox, John G. Chapman.
Bv order,
Baltimore, 26th August, 1837. twtlN5
ON the first of July, 1837, commenced the tenth volume
of the Knickerbocker, or New York Monthly Maga
zine. The publishers, mindful of the favor with which
their efforts have been received at the hands of the public,
would embrace the recurrence of a new starting point, as
a fit occasion to " look backward and forward" at the past
and prospective character and course of their periodical.
Within the brief space of a little more than two years and
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than four thousand, without other aids than the acknow
ledged merits of the work?acknowledged, not more expli
citly by this unprecedented success, than by upward of
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bers, and to whom they have been sent for examination,
previous to subscribing, not one but has found the work
worthy of immediate subscription. A correct inference
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by the publishers, may be gathered from the foregoing
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said, that it has always exceeded the maximum promised,
and in the numbers for the last year, by more th:m four
hundred page*. Of the clearness and beauty of the typo
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known and popular scries of numbers?such as the "Odds
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ried themes, interspersed w ith frequent nrtieles of poetry,
of such a description as to secure for the Magazine, in
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Revealed Religion; Insanity and Monomania; Liberty
mm Literature and the Fine Arts; Early History of
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mospheric Electricity, a New Theory of Magnetism, and
Molecular Attraction; American Female Character;
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snd Sketches of Americnn Society. Men, Education,
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rate in detail.
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ly add, tliat at no period *ince the work pa*aed into their
hand*, have it* literary CbpaiulitM-* and pruapecta heen *o
ample and aiupicuw* a* at present | aiul that not only
will the *aiue exeition* be continued, which have eecured
to their *ub*cription I ml an unexampled increaae, hut their
claim* upon the public favor will be enhanced by every
meuna which increasing endeavor*, enlarged facilities,
and the moat liberal expenditure, can command.
Back number* have Leea re-printed to supply Volume
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printed, to meet the demands of new subscribers.
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?eason w e have little space for literary extracts,and cutinot,
therefore, enable those ol nur readers who may not we
thi* Magazine, to judge of l it merit*, otherwise than upon
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mire and *o little to condemn, that we can hardly tru*t
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have appeared, that we have there lost sight of its charac
ter anJ increaaing excellence. It has become decidedly
one of the l?e*t Magazine* in America. The proprietor*
have succeeded in procuring for its pages the first talent
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foreign sources.**?-Vru> York Mirror.
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lieing radically American, nnd a* highly honorable lo our
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A Magazine of Poetry, Biography, and Criticism, to be pub
lished Monthly, u-ith splendid illustrations on Steel,
WHILE nearly every country of the old world can
boast of its collected l>ody of national Poetry, on
which the seal of a people's favorable judgment has been
set, ahd which exhibits to foreign nations in the most
striking light the progress of civilization and literary re
finement among its inhabitants ; while England, es>|>ecial
|y, proudly displays to the world a corpus portarum the
lustre of whose immortal wreath has shed a brighter gU'ry
upon her name than the most splendid triumphs which
her statesmen and her soldiery have achieved, our own
country seems destitute of poetic honors. Appears, we
say, for although no full collection of the chef d ami-res ol
our writers has been mnde, yet there exist, and are occa
sionally to lie met with productions of American poets
which will bear comparison with the noblest and most
polished efforts of European genius, and which claim lor
America as high a rank in the scale of literary elevation
a* is now ceded to older and 111 some respects more fa
vored lands. .
Impressed w ith the correctness of this judgment we
propose to issue a monthly magazine which shall contain
in a perfect unmutilated form, the most meritorious and
beautiful effusions of the poets of America, of the past
and present time, with such inlroductory, critical, and
biographic notices as shall-be necessary to a correct unde r
standing of the works presented to the reader, and to add
interest to the publication. Those who imagine that
there exists a dearth of materials for such an undertaking,
who believe that the Aonian Maids have confined their
richest favors to our transatlantic brethren to the exclu
sion of native genius, will be surprised to learn that we
are already in possession of more than two hundred vol
umes of the production of American'bards, from about the
year 1630 to the present Hay. Nor is it from these sources
alone that materials may lie drawn. There arc but few
writers in our country who pursue authorship as a voca
tion, and whose works have been published in a collected
form. Our poets, especially, have generally w ritten for
particular occasions, with the remembrance of which
their production* have gone to rest, or their effusions have
been carelessly inserted in periodicals of slight merit and
limited circulation, where they were unlikely to attract
notice to themselves, or draw attention to their authors?
The grass of the field or flowers of the wilderness are
growing over the ashes of many of the highly gifted who,
through tho wild and romantic regions of our republic,
have scattered poetry in "ingots bright from the mint of
genius" and glowing with the impress of beauty and the
spirit of truth, in quantities sufficient, were it known and
appreciated as it would be in other countries, to secure
to them an honorable reputation throughout the world.?
Such were Harney, author of' Crystalina' anil the * hevcr
Dream,' Sands, author of ' Yainoyden ;' Wilcox, author
of the ' Age of Benevolence Robinson, author of 'The
Savage ;' Littb.'. the sweet and tender poet of Christian
feeling, the lamented Brainard. and many beside, whose
writings are almost unknown, save by their kindred asso
ciates and friends.
With the names of those poets who within the last few
years have extended the reputation of American lite
rature lieyjnd the Atlantic, Bryant, Dana, 1 ercival,
Spraeuc, Sigouruov, Whiltier, Willis, the public are
familiar ; and we can assure them that there exists, though
long forgotten and unknown, a mine of poetic wealth,
rich, varied and extensive, which will amply repay the la
bor of exploring it, and add undying lustre to the crown
which encircles the brow of American genius. In the pule
lication now jiroposed we shall rescue from the oblivion
to which they have long been consigned, and embalm in a
bright and imperishable form the numberless ' gems of
purest ray,' with which our researches into the literary an
tiquities of our country have endowed us ; and we are con
fident that every lover of his native land will regard our
enterprise as patriotic and deserving the support of the
citizens of the United States, as tending to elevate the
character of that country in the scale of nations, and as
sert its claims to the station to which its children entitle*
it. With this conviction we ask the patronage of the com
munity to aid us in our undertaking, conscious that wo
are meriting l's support by exhibiting lo the world a tiroud
evidence that America, in the giant strength of her Hercu
lean childhood, is destined ere long to cope in the arena of
literature with those lands w hieh for centuries have boast
ed their civilization and refinement, and justly exulted in
their triumphs of their cherished son* hi the noblest field
which heaven has opened to the human intellect.
The African Astholoov will contain complete
works of a portion of the follow inir?the most popular of
our poetic w riters?and of the other*, the best poem*, and
such as are least generally knowrn .
Adams, John Quincy Gould, Hannah K
Allston, Washington Hallack. Fitz Greene
Barber, Joseph Harney, John M.
Barlow, Joel Hillhouse, John A.
Benjamin. Park Hoffman, Charles h.
Bogart, Elizatielh Mellen. Grenvillc
Braincrd, John O. C. Neal.John
Brooks, Jame* O. Peabodr, B. W O.
Bryant, William C. Pcrcival. Jamc* G.
Clark, Willi* G. Piemont, John
Coffin, Robert 3. Pinckney, Edward C .
Dana, Richard H. Prentice. George D.
Donne, George W. Rockwell, J. O.
Drake, Joseph R. Sands, Roliert ?
Dwicht. Tune-.hv Sigoun ey, Lyai* H.
Ellct, Eli* ibeth K. Spriteue ( harlcs
Embury, EmmaC. Sutermeis.er. J. R.
Everett, Edward 1 rumbull, John
Fairfield. Sumner L. Wetmore, 1 rosper M.
Freneau. Philip V\ hittier. John G
Gallagher, William D. W illis, Nathaniel P.
In addition to the poems of the sliove named authors,
selections, comprising the best productions of more than
four hundred other American w riters, w ill be given as the
work protressc*. . ,
The American Anthnlnpy will be published on the tirsi
Saturday of every month. Each number will contain
seventy-two royal octavo page*, printed in the most l>cau
tiful manner on paper of superior quality, and two or more
portrait*on steel, with other illustration*.
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rog 1837.
ON the first of January was published the first numl^r of
the ninth volume of the American Monthly Magazine.
This will commence the second year of '? the New Sine,
of the American Monthly." One year has passed since,
by the union of the New England Magazine with tin.
well established periodical, the resource* of a publication
which had previously absorbed those of the American
Monthly Review and of the I'nited States Magazine,
were all concentrated in the American Monthly Maga
cine ; giving at onee so broad a basis to the work a. to
stamp its national character and ensure its permanency.
The nurnlicr of pages, which have each month exceeded
one hundred, was at the name time increased, to malts
room for an additional supply of original matter ; and each
number of the work throughout the year has been orna
mentcd with an engraving, executed by the first artists in
the country. How far the literary contents of the Maga
line have kept pace w ith these secondary improvement*,
the public are the best judges. The aim of the proprietor*
has lieen from the first to establish a periodical which
should have a tone and character of its own ; and which,
while rendered sufficiently amusing to ensure its circula
tiou, should ever keen for its main object the promotion of
good taste, and sound, vigorous and fearless thinking, up
on whatever subject it undertook to discuss ; which, in a
word, should make its way into public favor, and establish
its claims to consideration, rather by what should lie
\ found in its pages than by any eclut which the names of
popular contributors, or the disseminution of laudatory
paragraphs, could confer. Nor has the American Monthly
had any reason to regret having adopted and followed out
the course prescribed to itsjlf from the first. It has in
deed lost both contributors and subscribers by the tone of
\ some of its papers ; but by the more enlightened who have
! judged of the tendency of the work in the aggregate and
j not by its occasional difference of opinion with themselves,
! it has been sustained with spirit and liberality. It has
I been enabled to merge from infancy and dependence upon
| extrinsic circumstances; and the quickening power of
! many minds, tailoring successively or in unison, has in
! fused vitality into the creation while shaping it into form,
i until now it has a living principle of its own. It has lie
| come something, it is hoped, which " the world would not
willingly let die,"
But though the suliscription list of the American Monthly
l has enlarged with the publications of every number durini
I the last ycur, it is not yet sufficiently full to justify the
| publishers in carrying into effect their plan of liberally
I compensating both the regular contributors and even' w ri
! ter that furnishes a casual paper for the week. Nor till
{ literary labor in every department of a periodical is ade.
| quately thu* rewarded, can it fully sustain or merit the
i character which an occasional article from a well paid
! popular pen may give.
| If these views be just, there is no impertinence in tip
I pealing here to the public to assist in furthering them by
| promoting the prosperity of the American Monthly Maga
I zinc.
The work which is under the editorial chajrre of ('. F.
Hoofman and Park Benjamin, Esq. w ill continue to !>e
published simultaneously on the first of every month, in
New York, by George Dearborn &. Co., in Boston by Otis,
Broader* <Sc Co., communications received at the Oilier,
No. 38, Gold Street, New York.
This is a monthly magazine, devoted
chiefly to literature, but occasionally finding room
for articles that full w ithin the scope of Science ; and not
professing an entire disdain of tasteful telrction*, though
us matter has been, as it will continue to be, in the ina:i>,
Party politics and controversial theology, as far as pos
sible, arc jealously excluded. They aro sometimes so
blended with discussions in literature or in moral science,
otherwise unobjectionable,'as to gain admittance for tho
sake of the more valuable matter to which they adhere
but whenever that happens, they are incidrntal only ; not
primary. They are dross, tolerated only because it can
not well be severed from the sterling ore wherewith it is
Reviews and Critical Notices occupy their due spam
in the work; and it is the editor's aim that they should
have a threefold tendency?lo convey in a condensed
form, such valuable truths or interesting incidents as are
embodied in the works reviewed,?lo direct the reader's
attention to books that deserve to be read,?and to w arn
him against wasting time and money upon that large num
ber, which merit only to be burned. In this age of publi
cations, that by their variety and multitude distract and
overwhelm every undiscriminating student, impartial
criticism, governed by the views just mentioned, is one of
the most inestimable and indispensable of auxiliaries, to
hun who does wish to discriminate.
Essays and Tales, having in view utility or amusement,
or both,?Historical Sketches,?and Reminiscences of
events too minute for history, yet elucidating it, and height
ening its interest,?may l?c regarded as forming the staple
of the work. And of indigenous poetry, enough is pub
lished?sometimes of no mean stmin?to manifest and to
cultivate the growing poetical taste and talents of our
The times appear, for several reasons, to demand such
a work?and not one alone, but many. The public mind
is feverish and irritated stili, from recent political strifes
The soft, assuasivc influence of literature is needed, to
allay that fever, and soothe that irritation. \ ice and folly
are rioting abroad : They should lie driven by indignant
rebuke, or lashed by ridicule, into their fitting haunts.
Ignorance lords it over nn immense proportion of our
people. Every spring should be set in motion, to arouse
the enlightened, and to increase their number; so that the
great enemy of |M>pu!ar government may no longer brood,
like a portentous cloud, over the destinies of our countrv.
And to accomplish all these ends, what more powerful
agent can be employed than a periodical, on the plan uf
the Messenger; if that plan lie but carried out in practice.
The South, peculiarly, requires such an agent. In ull
the Union, south of Washington, there are but two literary
periodicals ! Northward of that city, there are probably ut
least twenty-five or thirty ! Is this contrast justified by
the wealth, the leisure, the native talent, or the actual
literary taste of the Southern people, compared w ith those
of the Northern ? No: for in wealth, talents, and taste,
we may justly claim at least an equality with our bre
thren; and a domestic institution exclusively our o\jn,
beyond all doubt affords us, if we choose, tw icc ihe leisure
for reading and writing, which they enjoy.
It was from a deep sense of this local want, that the
word Southern was engrafted on the name of tin*
periodical; and nol with any design to nourish local pre
judices, or to advocate sup|Kised local interests. Far Irom
any such thought, it is the editor's fervent wish lo see the
North and South twund endearingly together forever, in
the silken bands of mutual kindness and affection I 'r
from meditating hostility to the North, he has already
drawn, and he hopes hereafter to draw, much of his choicest
matter thence; aim happy indeed will he deem hims' lt,
should his pages, by making eneh region know the olic r
belter, contribute in any essential degree to dispel ll e
lowering clouds that now threaten the pence of loth, and
to brighten ond strengthen the sacred ties of fraternal
The Southern Literary Messenger has now reached tiie
fifth No. of its third volume. How far it tins acted out the
ideas lieie uttered.it is not for the editor to snv. He
believes, however, that it falls not further short of them
than human weakness usually makes practice fall short o.
theory. .
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very handsomest manner, on new type, and on pap< r
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printed in our country. .
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