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To Lot,
Two nooses, near the Toll Gate,
West End—one a convenient two
story bouse, and in complete order.
.Any additional improvement, in t le
if ay of a shop. will be maae u. ...
modal, a tenant, who wants an advantageous
establishment. Also two small Comlortable
bouses a.'1-eeablf situated in town these
hon^s wil.be rented tor to^ tentinls.
For or Root,
The unexpired lease of the Spring
Garden, with all the inprovements
now attached thereto ; as well as
% 1 A l ...UaI A
rrcrop m me grouuu , me
being: in hi^h stnte of tultivatiou.
En.inire oi the printer_n<yv
To liertt.
That lar<?o and commodious brick
warehouse, lately occupied by Oeo.
Kincaid; also, the frame dwelling
,house, and store adjoining. The a
beve property is well situated tor thetiouranu
grocery business,' will be rented low to good
tenants, and possession “five1^‘tI»A vr
July 8 JAMES SANDERSON.
To Let,
ON moderate terms, a three story
brick House, in a central part ot
the town, well calculated for a pri
kvnrte family, or a genteel boarding
hou^. ro-sjsession given on or
ot* December next. Inquire ot the rrinter.
June 28 _
For Sale,
That three story brick hou^e.situ
ated on the south side of Orince-st.
now in the occupancy of Mr. Win.
>ftudd; a perfect title will be given.
and the terms ot payment manejconv e u.em.
Apply to JOHN H. LADD <$• Co
. September 18 _
Fur Rent,
The dwelling house and store, oc*
‘copied by Mp. Rob*t. S. Blucklock,
for one or more years, and iminedi
. atp riMSsession will be given. Fins
situation is one of th« tnost desirable in town
for a irroc»*rv business, and the dwelling is
iaoce and peasant. For ter",rsII:tP^TV?T t,
September 94 mth6w_CHU. NEALE.
To Rent,
A commodious three story brick
dwelling* house on W ashingt« u-^tr t.
lately occupied by Mr.Jno-Jackson.
ALSO,
A small frame house ^ on Fairfax-street, >e
tween Kins ami Prince streets. In my ab
sence, application may nnadeUjh-'eiten.
July 2 dSttuthstt JOHN LLO\ P.
For Sale,
HjiHE HOUSE and. LOT in which l used
JL to reside in the town of Alexandria, con
taining an acre ot ground, on " ashingten-st.
being on? of the most agreeable situation- tor
a genteel family in that town, for terns.
anJ a view of the property, apply to James
L esq. who is fully authorized
w to treat for and dispose of the same,ana will
explain any facts respecting it which may be
required. JOHN HOPK'NS
Hill and Dale, April 20.
Burr Mill Stone Manufactory.
THE subscriber wishes to inform his
friends and the public, that he ha*
opened his Burr Mill Stone-Manufactory, at
the upper end of King-street, (opposite the
Blacksmith and Farrier's shop, in the town
of Alexandria.) where he will supply millers
with French Burrs, of any size, at the short
est notice ; and will warrant them equal, it
not superior, to any in the l fitted States.—
If Briners will order their %Vbeat Burrs be
fore they are built, lie will build them in
a*naan»«er, as he can prove to ‘be satisfaction
any person, that they wi;! ru without
stop or tail, for 100-years ; 4* il not-bespoke,
from 90 to 100.
N. B. Prices as low as possih.e
june 2i> ROBERT GLKXV.
Almanacs far 1820,
OF DIFFERENT K»N’DS,
jhre iust received, f »r «alc by
J A lES KENNEDY L SON.
November 2 [}_
Extracts from a Law
Qf tnc Corporation to provi U for the speedy
. exlingutshinent of Fire, ^*c.
Sec 1. That every proprietor ot any duel
ling huu.*e, orsiore house u ithin die limit* oi
t)ie corporation, shall, at his or her own ex
pence, provide as many tire buckets, made
- ot goo i and suitable leather, and containing
at least two and a bait' gallons, as shall be e
nual in number to the stories in such house.
/VoWei, That no proprietor shall, in any
case he compelled to provide more than
three buckets for one hou>e. .Every proprie
tor who shall neglect to procure the proper
number ot buckets in the manner herein di
focted, shall forfeit and pay one dollar per
month tor each bucket he shall so ueglect
to procure. The proprietors^ o.f all dwel
ling houses and store houses' which shall
hereafter be erected within the corporation,
«ha 11 furnish the tame w^h buckets in tiie
manner befoie prescribeTIffeilhin two months
after such hou^s‘^11 JyeTOpipied ; or tail
ing to do so, be subjects the penalties
before mentioned* fpr , ...
2. Wher^he proprietor *hf any dwedmg ,
house or stdjkpouse residii^out ot the limits .
of the corJP&Jk shall ni^l^ct to comply
with the if this net, the occupier
of such boustnSBHUNon two months after [
coming to the possfcion thereof, procure
the necessary buckets; and failing io pro
vide the same, shall be subject to ihe like pe
nalties as are in such case imposed on ihe
.proprietor.
5- It shall be the doty of the superinten
dent of police, once in six months at least, t<»
visit the houses within the limits of the cor
poration t o examine and take an account of
the buckets belonging to «*uch houses, and i I
teport to the mayor the names ot all person*
wno »b*ll neglect to p ovide and keep the
same, according to the requisitions of this act
StVlS&B. <*£<>• c ELL, Sup. Po.
Fifty Dollars Reward.
RAN A WAY from the subscriber, on
Thursday, the 11th inst. a negro man,
named BlCK,who sometimes calls himself
Dick Douglas. He is a small man about 5
feet 6 inches high, and is not a very black
man. I purchased him from the estate of
Edgar McCarty, esq. Cedar G-ove, Fairfax
county, Va. and it is likely that he may be
lurking about that neighborhood or Colches
ter, as he has a wife ate,apt. Berry’s of the
latter place; or he may have gone to Lou
doun county, as he has lived there in the
neighborhood of Wm. McCarty and John
McCarty, near Leesburg. He had on and
took with him an old grey cloth coat and a
brown do pantaloons of drab colored domes
tic cloth. He is much addicted to liquor,
and is a coarse shoemaker. I will give 20
dollars if taken in the district of Columbia
Thirty dollars it taken in Fairfax county,
and the above reward if apprehended in any
other place, and secured so that 1 get him
again; and reasonable charges if brought
home. WM. B. STUART,
november 16_^_
100 Dollavs Reward.
RAN away from the subscriber living in
King George’s county Va. an Monday
the 22nd March, a yellow man named
JAMES,
about 22 years^ of age, bis tore teeth wide
apart, and cannot speak very quick—had
on Virginia cloth clothes and carried off a
shaggy great coat, he has a father named Pe
ter Hall, who lives with the widow Morgan,
at Oak Hill, Fauquier Co. and his grandfa
ther, old Frederick Hall, is supposed to be
living at Mr. Terrett’s near Alexandria, and
it is likely he may be lurking about there.—
I will «rive the above reward tor apprehend
ing and securing said fellow so that 1 get him
again, and reasonable charges it brought
home. J. H. WASHINGTON.
Masters of vessels and others are fore
warned against harboring or carrying off
said fellow_ tf_June ;4
100 Dollars Reward.
I WILL give the above reward to any
person who will return to my posses
sion, negro L YWREVCE, who assumes the
sir name ot FENWICK. This fellow left
my farm, on the Wicomico river, in Charles
county, Md. on the 6th July, in consequence
of his own outrageous conduct towards my
overseer. He is a negro of a fine erect fi
gure, good features, asmooth black skin,
mther above the middle stature, of a youth
ful appearance for one ot thirty years of
age, and of great plausibility ana natural
smartness. Hisears grow remarkably close
to his head, and on the inside of his lower
lip he has a white mark or spot. I purcha
sed him 4 years ago of the estate of Mrs.
P. H. Courts, of this county. I am led (by
circumstances which have come to my know
ledge since he absconded,) to believe that
he will endeavor to make his way to King
George county, Va. ; should he not take
this route, he will probably be met within
the District of Columbia, or in the upper
counties of this state, on his way to Penn
ey Ivania. 1 apprehend ho will change his
name, and if committed to jail, refuse to
si de lowborn he belongs, as the misconduct
which preceded his departure, & his ab
scon ling, have all appeared since to have
been premeditated. He took all bis clothes
with him, of which hehad a large number ;
among them—a new bearskin oyer-coat,
a long close-bodied blue coat, a pair of stri
ped jean pantaloons, one or more white
waistcoats, besides many articles of coarse
cloathing ; these, however, he will probably
exchange, or sell them for cash to defray
his travelling expenses.
1 will give the above reward to any per -
son who will bring him home to me, or
FIFTY DOLFJiRS if confined in jail, and
notice given me, so that 1 recover him.—
Should he be taken out of the state, F will
also pay all reasonable costs and charges
which may attend the brim in-- Idm homo.
1. T STO.D DKRT,
West Hatton, near Allen's Fresh Post
Office, Charles county, Maryland,
ang. 6 _dtf
100 ikill iis is’pwartL
AN away on the SCth <>i April, from
2 the farm of the subscriber, in Dogue
Neck, Fairfax Co V irginia, negro HAKlyY ,
aged about twenty three years, about five
feet ten inches high., very black, wet! built,
has a consi ierable impediment in bis speech,
when spoken to evinces much co Fusion, and
replies almost unintelligibly : had on "hen
lie left home, a much worn suit ot domestic
cloth I have every reason to believe that
he is endeavoring to pass fora free man, and
as such went off in some ol the bay c»atf du
ring the lute fob'ng season. All masters o(
vessels are forewarned from harboring or ta
king .nfb their empi >y said negro, under pe
nalty of having the law rigidly enforced a
gainst them. I will give twenty dollars, if
taken in ihc county of Fairfax, or district ot
Columbia; if beyond that distance, the a
bove reword, provided be is secured in jail
so that 1 get him again. WM. MASON.
Charles County, Md. June 1.
The editors of the National Intelligencer
and Baltimore Federal Gazette will insert
the above until forbid, and send their ac
counts to Port Tobacco for payment.
June 11 tl
Samuel Ward cS’ Co.
AVTE commenced the manufactory of
it k cabinet work, also of turning and
carving, *t the shop of Joseph 3ptar, deceas
ed. Having purchased the stock and tools
ofthe-decedent, and. a large stock on hand,
they Hatter themselves that, by attention and
industry, they can turnish as good and as
cheap of every description, as any person in
the District of Columbia.
They have on hand and for sn!ey
4 elegant mahogany sideboards, carved
1 set do tables, 3 in a set
3 set do round ends, 2 in a set
10 mahogany dining tables, square
6 Pembroke do
6 bureaus mahogany
15 bedsteads of different kinds,
light stands, wash stands,
cribs, sofas. &c.
Also,
000 feet Mahogany in board and
Plank.—Turning and curving done at the
»><-*rtest notice, and any oth**r bu iness in
their line. S. WARD.
Oct 26 ENOCH LEWIS.
THE
Declaration of Independence.
WE have no authentic copy of this most
important state paper, he very basis
that supports the proud column of American
liberty ; none, at least, on which the eye of
taste can rest, fora moment, with salislac
tion. Why have we not ?
The English nation, sHl) proud of their
MAGNA CHARTA, though every provi
sion it contains has been trampled upon by
the bold ambition of their rulers, have pub
lished edition after edition of this instrument, j
each more splendid than its predecessor.—
Sir William Blacksione has collated and
commented on it—his line copy of Magna
Charta has been excelled by later specimens
of art, and (he fac-similes of the seals and
signatures have made every reader ot taste
in Great Britain acquainted, in some de
gree, not merely with the state of knowledge
and of art at the period in question, hut witn
the literary attainments, also, of King John,
King Henry, and tbeir “ Barons bold.”
Surely the Declaration of American Inde
pendence is, at least, as well entitled to the
decorations of art as the Magna Charta of
England ; audit the fac-similes of the sig
natures of the patriots who signed it were j
published in America, it would serve to gra
tify a curiosity, at least as laudable as that
which calls for imitations of the correspon
dents of Junius or of the aristocracy that
wrested the English Charter from the reluc
tant monarchsot the day.
We are firmly persuaded that the more
the principles of our Declaration ol Indepen
dence are spread out before the eyes of the
world, the more they will be admired, by
foreign nations as well as our own : and eve
ry innocent and honest device that may serve
to attract attention toward them, will serve,
also, to promote the great cause of public li
berty. Such an embellishededition as will
render it an ornament to an apartment, will
have a tendency to spread the knowledge of
its contents, among those who would other
wise have turned their thoughts but lightly
towards the subject. Such an edition will
serve to place it continually under the eye
of man, woman, and child in a family—it
will associate the pleasurable ideas ol ele
gance and ornament with the history of the
transaction ilsell—and familiarize those
principles which form, or ought to torn), the
very bond and cement of polit ical society.—
Nor is it ol small moment that such an edi
tion, well executed, will serve as a specimen
of the state of the Fine Arts amongst us at
the present day. Actuated by these views,
the subscriber proposes to publish
A SPLENDID EDITION
OF THE
Declaration of Independence,
Which shall be, in all respects, Ameri
can. All the necessary materials shall he
manufactured in this country, and express
ly for this publication. The dr signs, the
engravings Oiall he the work of American
Artists ; the publication throughout shall af
ford evidence ol what our citizens have done
in polities and can do in art.
From the arrangements made, and the
dispositions manifested by the artists, it is
confidently expected thaMhis engraving will
he, when finished, a splendid and truly na
tional publication The Publisher thinks he
can promise that it shall be ready to deliver
to Subscribers in February next, at TEN
dollars each copy, to be paid on delivery, j
The engravings will he accompanied by a
pamphlet, containing the official documents
connected with the publication as authori
ties, a d a list of the Subscribers’ Names.
It is contemplated to have a few copies
printed on paper prepared to carry colors
to have the shields accurately tinctured in
the modern style ; and the plants, kc- color
ed by one of our most approved water ro
hirers. The price ol those superb copies
will be TlIIliTEEX dollars each. As no
more of those copies will be printed than
.hall be subscribed for, gentlemen who
wish for them, are requested to add the
word *' colored'' to their subscription.
JOHN FINNS.
Chesnut-street, Philadelphia.
de.c 30_dtf
John Ramsay
HAS imported in the ships Boston, captain
Finlay, <$* Potomac, captain Bradford,
direct from Liverpool, a handsome assort
ment of
Frill and 'Vinter Goods,
which are now opening, and offered for
sale on accommodating terms._
S. Drew, Merchant Tailor,
Removed Jrom Fairfax-street to the corner of
King and Columbu$ streets, and his
prices* {tilling, •
RESPECTFULLY acquaints bis custo
* mers and the citizens in general that
he has rem« ved as above, where he will
study to give satisfaction, f ie has by him
a « nail but well assorted stock ot goods,
which will be found on inspection to be ot
the best quality, the whole of which he
wishes to sell low for cash, and ns further
inducements to purchasers he offers to cut
out any goods, bought of hitn to any size or
pattern gratis.
S Drew aware, of the advantage a ready
money business lias over one where ioftg
redit is given, think4 that a distinction
ought to be made in the prices in each case;
and ns the price of provisions are low at
present, he is glad to he able to announce
to those customers who will feel disposed
to pay him ready money for his work, that
he will reduce the price of making to them
according to the present journeymen’s wa
ges ; and to prevent any supposed imposi
tion on the one hand or disatisfaction on the
other he is willing to be governed by the
printed regulations of prices by which the i
journeymen are paid in Alexandria.
N. 1>. Bread, flour, beef, groceries, li
quors or any thing valuable taken in ex
change for clothes.
S Drew has this day opened a tavern in
the same house, where he has laid in a sup
ply of Philadelphia and the district porter
and ale, "together with liquors of the best
quality, and he feels confident that he shall
bn able to give satisfaction to all who,will
please to favor him with a call.—He is fit
tiagup his house for the accommodation of
boarders, travellcis, &c. and from its central
situation, good beds and stabling, together
with other requisites, lie presumes that it
will be found a convenient establishment,
may 25
TO PRINTERS.
ADAM RAMWE
RESPECTFULLY informs the trade, that
he continues to manufacture the
Screw and Ruthren
PHINTING PRESSES.
The former, in its present improved state,
with iron beds, &c. he has obtained a patent
for. The estimation in which this press is
held, is perhaps be^i shewn by the demand
for it—nearly 600 being in use of his .make ;
and every exertion shill still be made to
render it a> complete as possible.
ij^-AII other articles in his line, as usual.
THE RUTHVEN PRESS.
This Press lias been adopted, trorn pos
sessing i-wantages over ail the iron and one
pull Presses that are known to be in u-e in
America or Europe, in some particular; that
is to >ay, its construction combining immense
power in a compact form, (given by leversj
to durability and lightness. It is particular
ly adapted for being moved and comprised
in a space ot small comparative buik. I he
manner ot giving the impression is entirely 0*
riginal.and different from other presses, cal
culated to save the type. The form is uni
formly stationary, and the platten passes o
rer by means of rollers, and a channel or
tail ways, until brought parallel with the
form, it rests, and the impression is given
with ease, and in an instant, by turning the
rounce or handle with the left hand, exactly
corresponding with the running in of the car
riige and form of the old press. The two
surfaces being ol iron, and true to the great
est perfection, bad work cannot be done on
them, when the press is once adjusted, the
pull regulated, and the beating attended »o.
The smallest cards may be* printed on them
without bearers or modeling—they may al
-o bo used, when th<’ form rs off, for taking
copies from manuscripts, seals, coins. <$*c- —
They require no levelling or fixing, and the
Press, oi <4 large royal size, occupies only a ;
space of forty inches square.
Each Press will be accompanied with a
copper plate engraving, and printed direc-1
lions.
He wir only add, that it is his determina
tion to make t|ie:ii as complete and cheap as
possible, and is n«nv selling them as low as
they are sold in Great Britain, with some
improvements, and at least not interior in
workmanship.
This press is in general use in Europe, and
lias the recommendations ot Printers ot the
highest st Hiding in their lavor
7'he opinions ol soin a of those who have u
! sed them here, is respect IuI ly submitted.
AD \M RAM AGE.
Philadelphia, Nov. 24, 1818.
Mr. A. Ran:age :
bear Sir— 1 c onsider the Kuthven • Press
as a >ery valuable improvement ; and ihink
the trade generally, are under great obliga
tions to you lor your zeal and perseverance,
in naturalizing so useful an invention.
rPiie Press combines a vast accession ol
power, with a considerable diminution ot la
bor to the workmen ; and so far as relates
Id the one y«u manufactured for me, 1 can
safely say, that it is impossible for any pres*
to produce a more equable impression. The
platten and bed for the form being both ol
cast iron, l fully expect that this most essen
tial quality will be permanent.
/Pith hearty wishes for that success to you:
manufactory, which it so well deserves, 1
am sir, your obedient servant,
THOS. H. PALMER.
Philadelphia, Nov. 24, 1818.
We, the subscribers, having had the Ruth
ven Press in operation for some time past,
are ot opinion, that it is equal m every re
spect to any Press now in use. Its peculiar
merits consist, in the form remaining station
ary—the mode of giving the impression, ano
the ease and facility with which the necessa
ry power is applied by the v\orkinen, He
hesitate not to declare our entire satisfaction
with the press, and lli3t we look upon the
preference given it, by the different work
men engaged, ns conclusive testimony in its
lavor. (Signed) W\LLlAM BROWN.
s CLARK 4* RASER.
Mr. Ram age.
Philadelphia. Nov. 25. 1818.
Sir—Solicitous as we feel lor the encou
ragement of American genius, we cannot
withhold the praise due a foreign invention
of manifest advantage. The Kuthven Press,
upon which we are desired to give an opi
nion,we consider the most complete machine
tor printing, we have ever examined. For
ease in working, we have never seen its e
qual. From its peculiar instruction, ingenms
ns it is novel, we conceive it to be adinira
hly calculated for the performance of good
p?-inting. /Pith regard to its celerity, our
-hort acquaintance with the machine will not
permit us to speak positively; but we believe
it will not be found inferior to any on the
continent.
fPitli respect, &.c. &c.
T.C. POWDEN.
SAMUEL K. KRAMER.
JOHN T. SICKLES.
ANDRF./F L. STITCHER.
SAMUEL ROSfFELL.
PHILUP MILLER.
JESSE F. CAVIT.
STEPHEN BADGER.
i o /iaam ivamage.
JVezv-York, July 0. 1019.
Dear Sir—I have for tome lime past been
threatening to w rite to you, to let you know
bow well 1 am pleased with the Kuthven
Press, improved and made by you ; hut a
variety of circumstances have prevented it.
1 have had it in constant operation three
months : during which time nearly all the
printers of this city, and a number of our
niO't ingeniou? mechanics, have called to ex
amine it. T hey hove pronounced it as com
plete in every respect, as any machinery
they have ever seen.
The following is the idea I have of it.
No Printing* Press has ever been construct
ed. on which more or better work can be
done in a given time.
The exertionof working it is no more than
hejlthy exercise for a boy of 15 years of age.
(I have a boy of that ago to work on mine.)
It is well made, the different parts admira
bly proportioned, and not more liable than
other presses to get out of repair.
1 am, your’s respectfully,
D. FAN3IJAW.
Air. A. Ramnge.
Ncnss- York, April 25, 1813.
Sir—The Ruthven Press arrived safe, and
is in succesvftrl operation.,. Many ol our '
Printers lave Iren lo„klt,, ,
press their un^ual.flcd arp?uhat’10,aJ •' «
Your Press is belter i„a,u A, ° U*
Itave from Itiithvcn’s manufacto^” °!t* **
fact, an excellent machine A* 1 Vs> >i
the Columbian, and to be prefer'-’Tr^1
lightness and simplicity. IfcJ ior its
Jtaag:_
03* -Notice.
rjlFncyr.TIES arising f,„m
* ' ol the following work, the hljsh’
been compelled to remove to Vi;■ L, ,r lia'
for the better execution of his V|4‘^!!fr
editorial department has in mi.c.1 *18
left into other hand.. Mr A. u^T***^
engagement rendering it imp.,ssil,itS|(>P"*ent
intend it in another city. rpiie r • ° .-uppr
rebrtions of the different sHners in A* ^ a,1(*
ration of Intlepe,Hie,,ce are
ed to direct their favors to the rubluh^v1*
443, Market-street, Philadelphia. ‘ f? ^
PROPOSALS
BY JOSEPH M. SAXDERSOX
For Publishing by Subscription,
A Biography oftlie Signers
of The
Declaration of Independence
. Accompanied with Plates. !
To which will be annexed a History of |kt
Proceedings of Congress, during Urn Lc*
of the Law, and the Declaration l[J( Jv
the fac simile Engravings of the
By JOH.V BtVDERSOX
TO THE PUBLIC.
When we consider ihe personal quality
of the statesmen who<e names are X J7
the Declaration of Independence, the ili
lous occasion which demanded the exerting
ol their wisdom and deliberation, and the
influence ot their councils on the in'ere-'ts o*
mankind, we mu3t acknowledge that verv
rarely a more imposing spectacle has been
offered to the world, and we shall ek jr
vain in the annals of nations, for an event
more vvorthy ot commemoration, and of being
cherished forever in the hearts of a gratetu’
and generous people. Thelove of indepen
dence is interwoven with the.frame and con
stitution of the human mind. It is almost
the first sentiment that animates the infant’s
features in the cradle ; and amongst all the
actions and enterprises of man," none has
awaked into activity a greater exertion of the
virtuous energies oi'his nature, none has ex
cited a greater warmth of veneration, and
has more imperious claims upon our grati
tude, tlifiii resistance to tyranny and political
aggression.
In all republican states the first tribute cf
genius has been paid to the patriot or the he
ro who has promoted the cause ol liberty and
maintained the independence and dignity of
man. i li^e animated canvas and breathing
marble have rescued his features lrom tkt
grasp of death, and the pen of the historian
has inscribed the achievements to the impe
rishable records ot fame. It would indeed
he no favor.ble prognostic of the perpetuity
of our republican institu ions to discoveran
insensibility to the obligations we owe the
memory of the illustrious patronsof American
freedom. They have raised us, by their
magnanimity, from the arbitrary dominion o:
a foreign power, to the distinguishedelevation
of a sovereign and independent people ; they
have assented and maintained the imprescrip
tiole rights of humanity by the “ mutual
pledge ol their pledge of their lives, their for
tunes and their sacred honors and, as long
.is virtue holds her empire in the hearts cf
their successors, the example of these gene
ram beref ctor- will not be lost to the world;
iHeir names will not pass away nor be foigot
ten, or their glorious deeds be confounded in
diK common and casual transaction ol life —
Ingratitude is a vice that in nations, as wed
as individual*, indicates the last degree of
degeneracy and corruption ; it is a vice that
implies the absence of every virtue ; it was
in the age of Caligula that the name of the
Scipios was proscribed, that the state of
Brutus brought death on its possessor.
“ The glory of our ancestors is the lighto!
posterity,” and the homage of the ii»i g can
not he offered to the mci its ol the iJ;ustiloui
•lead with an effectual or sterile admiration.
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achieved by men who have humble or ordi
nary objects in prospect. It is b> contempla
ting the life and character oi those who are
marked out from the multitude by their enin
nent qualities, that we become emulous o.
their virtues and their renow n. Thetrop ties
of Miltiadesinterrupted thesleopsof m,s‘
tocles ; and Theseus, hearing the exploits o
Hercules, was fired with his spirit, and je
came the sucees.-ful rival ot hi? tame. *e
rude savage ot the desert listens with rapture
to the deeds of his ancestors, and han|* a
round his hut the emblems of his lathei s va*
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