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DEATH OF CILLEY. . ; 'The following lines are from the pen of Mrs. Sigoumey. We think that they will not be unin teresting at the present time, when it u remembered that Mr. Clay wrote the challenge which doomed to an untimely death the much lamented Ciiley. We hope that our reader will read attentively them beautiful stanzas. Let them picture to themselves the happiness and contentment with which Mrs. Cilley was surrounded. Let them see her in the mirror of these verses, beside her fire, with these dark-haired boys beside her, while the wintry winds of her own romantic State swept by her unheeded. Let them see her hanging over the scroll which bore her husband's voice of love. Let them see the placid smile play across her brow when she thought of her husband's wished for return. Let them see the melancholy look; let them hear the shriek of thai distracted mother as she recieves the new of her husband's death. And then let them contem plate Mr. Clay, the cause of her miseries, the author f her calamities. Let them see him rejoicing over lier misfortunes and her wo rejoicing over the death of her husband, and exclaiming, as he did with savage carelessness and barbarian disregard for tie fine- feelings of human nature, that "it was only nine-day bubble." But ah! it was ft "bubble" that will tell on the young widow's heart It was a "bubble" that gathered into a wave that will rock tilt it sinks with her to the grave, the eea of her contentment, her joy and her peace. It is a "bub ble" whose echo will resound in the duel-dark cav ern) of ber heart, and which will scarcely have its le juiem in her tomb. Lei our whig fiieuds then consider every thing connected with the duel. Let them remember that H. A Wise, in the balls of Congress, accused Mr. Clay of being the princi pal actor in this duel, and that Clay did not avail himself of the law which defends and protects the innocent Let them also remember that Mr. Clay does not dtny writing the challenge, and said it was only a bubble. Let them remember these jhings: and then if they can stop their ears against the widow's cry and the orphan's lament; if they .can spurn her tears, her sighs, her sobs, and sor rows, and vote for Mr. Clay thus justifying the murderer, trampling upon the tears of the bereav ed wife, adding another pang to her wo, and join ing issue with Mr. Clay in bis wicked and unfeel ing laugh at her misery they may enjoy all the ease which their conscience can give them. But let them remember that if they will not, the great mass of the people the democratic party "will always sympathize with the bereaved, have al ways a tew to shed over the misfortunes of the widow, and will always give to the murderer to the entailer of miseries and inflicter of woes the iust rebuke which his wickedness deserves. Pos sessing this spirit of justice and of right, of syrapa thy and good feeling, they will avenge at the ballot vox on me nexi election uay me injuries ui irno. Cilley, so beautifully, yet mournfully portrayed in the following stanzas. DEATH OF CILLEY THE CONTRAST. . , BY MBS. L. H. SICOUHNIV. The mother sat beside her fire. Well trimmed it was, and bright; While loudly moaned the forest pines, ' Amid that wintry night ' She heard thera not those wind-swept fines; ' ' For o'er a scroll she hung, That bore her husband's voice of lovo," . As when that love was young. And thrice her son, beside her knee, Besought her favoring eye, And thrice her lisping daughter spoke, Before she made reply. '- O, little daughter, many a kiss Lurks in this treasured line; ' And boy, a father's counsel fond, And tender prayers are thine. Thou hast his proud and arching brow; Thou hast bis eye of flame; ' And be the purpose of thy soul , Thy sunward course the same. Then, as she drew them to her arms, Down her fair cheek would glide A tear, that shone like diamond spark, The tear of love and pride. She took her infant from its rest, And laid it on her knee; "Thou ne'er hast seen thy sire," she said, But he'll be proud of thee. Yes; he'll be proud of thee, my dove, The lillyof our line, I know what eyes of blue he loves, And such an eye is thine. "Where is my father-gone, mamma, Why does he stay so long?" "He's far away in Congress hall, Amid the noble throng. He's in the lofty Congress hall. To swell the high debate, And help to frame those righteous laws, That make our land so great But ere the earliest violate bloom, You in his arms shall be; So go to rest my children dear, And pray for him and me." The snow flakes rear'd their drifted mound, They buried nature deep, Yetnought within that peaceful home, - Stirred the soft down of sleep. , ' ;" For lightly, like angel's dream, The tranceof slumber fell, " Where innocencejand holy love . Entwined their guardian spell. Another eve, another scroll, Wot ye what words it said? Two words, two fearful words it bore, The duel! and the dead!! The duel! and the dead! how dark Was that young mother's eye, How fearful her protracted swoon How wild her piercing cry ! There's many t wife whose bosom's lord, Is in its prime laid low Engulphed beneath the watery main. While bitter tempets blow. Or crushed amid the battle field, Where crimson rivers flow, Yet they know not the dreadful pang, That dregs her cup of wo, ' Who lies so powerless on her couch , Transfixed by sorrow's sting; Her infant in its nurse's arms Like a forgotten thing. A dark haired boy U at her side, He lifts his eagle eye "Mother, they say my lather's dead. How did my father die?" . Again the spear point in her breast! Again that shriek of pain 1 Child thou hast riven thy mother's soul; Speak not those words again. "Speak not those words again, my ton ! What boots the fruitless care? They're witten whereso'er she turns . On ocean, earth, or air. They're seared upon her shrinking heart, That burst beneath its doom, The duel! and the dead! they haunt .... The threshold of the tomb. So, through ber brief and weary years, . mat proven neartsne Dore, And on her pale and drooping brow Of 1 at smne sat never more. V You're always in love," as the compositor said to the letter 0 - AN AFTER-SCENE OF A BATTLE NEAR , . - SOLDIN. A travelling correspondent, in his description, sayst "At one o'clock the caponading ceased, and I went out on foot to Soldin to learn to whose ad van- the battle had turned out. Towards evening, seven hundred of the Russian Fugitives came to Soldin, a pitiful sight indeed, some holding up their hands, cursing and swearing, others praying and praising the King of Prussia; with out hats, without clothes; some on foot, others two on a horse, with their heads and arms tied up;some dragging along by the stirrups, and others by the hors es' tails. "When the battle was decided and victory shouted for the Prussian army I ventured to the place where the can onading was. , After walking some way, a Cossack's horse came running full speed towards me. I mounted him and, on my way, for seven miles and a half, on this side of the field of battle, I found the dead and the wounded ly ing on the ground sadly cut in pieces. The further I advanced, the more these poor creatures lay heaped one upon another. "That scene I shall never forget. The Cossacks as soon an they saw me, cried out, "dear sir, water! water!" Righteous God! what a sight! men, wo men, and children; Russians and Prus sians, carriages and horses, oxen, chests, baggage, all lying one upon another to the heigt of a man.' Seven villages around me in flames, and the inhabitants either massacreed or thrown into the fire! v; "The poor wounded what a horri ble illustration of the war spirit! were still hnng at one another in the great est exasperation. The field of battle was a plain two miles and half long, and wholly covered with dead and wounded; there was not even room to set my foot, without treading on some oi them! oeveral brooks were so nil ed up with Russians, that 1 do affirm it they lay heaped up one upon anothe as high as two men, and appeared like hills to the even ground ! 1 could hard ly recover myself from the fright occa sioned by the great and miserable out cry oi the wounded. A noble rrus sian officer, who had lost both his legs, cried out to me: 'Mr, pray show me some compassion, aad dispatch me at once." NEVER FRIGHTEN CHILDREN In the Glasgow Constitutional is an account of the indiscreet conduct of a schoolmistress, who, for some triflin olience. most loolishly put a child in a dark cellar for an hour. The chil was terrified, and cried bilterly. Up on returning to her parents in the evening, she burst into tears and beg- ged that she might not be put into the cellar. The parents thought this ex tremely odd, and assured her that there was no dangeroi tneir uemg gunty so great an act ot cruelty, but it was difficult to pacify her, and when put to bed she possed a restless night. Un the following day she had a fever, du ring which she frequently exclaimed "Do not put me in the cellar!" The fourth day after she was taken to Sir Astley Cooper in a high btateot lever with delirium, frequently muttering "Pray don't put me in the cellar." When Sir Astly inquired the reason, he found that the parents had learned the punishment to which she had been sub iected. He ordered what was likely to relieve her; but she died in a week after this unfeeling conduct. Anotn er case from the same authority may here be cited It is the case of a child ten years of age, who wanted to write her exercise and to scrape her slate pencil went into the school in the dark to fetch her knife, when one of her schoolmates burst from behind the door to frighten her; she was much terrified and herhead ached. Un the tollow- ing day she became deaf; and on the next, so much so as not to hear the loudest talking. Sir Astley saw her three months after this had happened, and she continued in the same depor able state of deafness. A boy fifteen years of age, was admitted an inmate of Dundee Lunatic Asylum, having be come imbecile lrom Jnght. When twelv year of atra he was appren ticed to a light business; and some tri lling article being one day missing, he was along with others, locked up in a dark cellar. - The children were much alarmed; and all were let out, with the exception of this poor boy, who was detained until past mid-night. He be came from this time nervous and melan choly, and sank into a state of insensi bility, from which he will never recov er, l he missing article was found on the following morning, exculpating the boy from the guilt with which he had been charged. ' A PLEA 1JN ABATEMENT. . In one of the quarter sessions courts inJTennessee, one Joe Phillips was in dicted for assault and battery. The solicitor called him to the bar and ad dressed him thus: "You are indicted for a misdemeanor, and stand charged in these words, "the Jurors upon their oaths present that Joe Phillips, late of the county of- , on the 10th day ot August, ,10, with force and arms, and upon the body of one John Scrog- gins, with malicious intent, an assault lid make, with guns, pistols, . swords, dirks, and clubs, with malice afore thought" :.' , -"Stop Mr. Lawyer," says J oe, 'there was something of it; but you are mak ing it a d d sight worse thun it was." . "Well how was it Joe?" asked the solicitor. "Why, John and I met one day on the road, and says 1 to John, this is a bad day for snaking.' Then says he to me, "Not very bad neither, for I killbd one near upon a rod long." Then says I, "That's a lie, for there's nary a snake in this country half so long." Then after a good many such com pliments passed between us, says John to me, says he, "I doesn't milk my neighbors' cows as some folks do." "And then I hit him a lick of my fist, on the side of his head, and then we had a real scuffle, a fair fight then, just so. And we hadn't no gun nor pistol, nor club, nor sword, nor dirk, neither so you needn't be talking all that nonsense over to the court when there is no such thing; and John says he's willing to fight again, if Lit let him strike first.11 PROFESSIONAL DIGNITY. Two omnibus drivers were recently up before Recorder, on the charge of whipping each other instead of whip ping their horses. "Why do you quarrel?" said the Re corder; "you are both in the same line of business." "Veil, look here, Mr. Recorder," said one of them, who had a face as hard as if he fed upon horse-nails; look here your honor; 1 doesn't mean to say as how a gentleman, such as you is, vould vound the feelin's or injure the character of a young man that hasn't got nothing to depend on but his pur fession, as 1 is; butl tells you, you tuch es my leehn s on the raw ven you in sinuates that I belongs to the same line as he does. No I scorns it; I'd sooner so a cabbin' agin than lay whip over the dogs'-meat animal? in his consarn What! me belong to his line! No, I drives the hoppisttionr PRESERVATION OF APPLES. A gentleman from the Northern part of Indiana recently communicated to us a iact in regard to the preservation of apples, which will be new to many ot our readers, and valuable to all tar- mers. He says that to keep apples irom autumn to June, he places them m a shallow hole, dug as tor Irish po tatoes, having covered the bottom with corn stalks or straw, and the straw with dirt to the pepth of about five or six inches. No shelter is placed over thein. As soon as the severe weather arrives, and the ground, and perhaps the apples themselves become through ly Irozen, straw is again placed over the frozen heap and the whole again covered with a coating of earth this time 10 or 12 inches thick. The abject is to keep the first coat ing of earth frozen until spring, and then to cause it to thaw very slowly. The same treatment may be given to turnips, Irish potatoes, beets, and carrots. Any of these roots may be thoroughly frozen without injury, pro vided they are then covered well over, and suffered to thraw by slow degrees. Sweet potatoes are almost the only exception among roots to this rule. They are injured by a small degree of cold and without being Irozen. It is only the sudden thawing thatcauses the dissolution of the apple or potato that has been frozen. It in the Irozen state an Irish potato is put into cold water until the frost is out, and is then cook ed, it will be agood as if it had never been Irozen. All these are lacts, which we know from our own experience and that of many others. GREEN FOOD FOR CATTLE. A plant called the Bukhara Clover, receives an extended notice in Mr. Elsworth's report. Mr. Taylor who presented it to the Royal Agricultural society of England, stated that though planted by him in the spring, it crrew luxuriantly up to the latter part of Sep tember, when it was four feet high; and the stalks were manufactured into strong and durable hemp. It stands the wtiuer well, flowers in June, ' and is covered about the middle of July with a fragrant white blossom. Jt should be harvested in the latter part of September. It is a valuable green food tor cattle, and if cut when fifteen or twenty inches high, would furnish a food superior to the common herbage plants. TO PRESERVE GRAIN. The Paisley Advocate says:"We do not know whether or not the following plan has been adopted by mr.ny far mers, but there can be no harm in calling their attention to the circum stance. A farmer has for some time past put garlic in the bottom of his grain stacks, and since he has adopted this plan, has never been troubled with vermin. Before adopting this plan, on taking down a stack of grain, the assis tants never killed less than from fifteen to twenty rats, and above 100 mice. lms is a very simple, cheap, and enec- tive method of : preserving grain in stacks. .' " BLANK DEEDS, A ND blanks of every description neatly printed Mill RVUl VVIMttUtlT VU lUW -.- - THIS OFFICE. . " ": -- OF THE - RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES, Of Monroe County, from the 5th day of June 1843, to the 8rd day of June 1844. . ,.- RECEIPTS. State, School, Towuhip, Poor, Court - House and School District funds re ' maining in the Treasury at last set- ' tlement 9 906,58,5 Revenue collected on Duplicate of 1843, including the amount ol Delin-'- : quencies and Arrears charged there. on and tax on lawyers & physicians 14,032,87,6 Amount received from 8tate Treasury, ; ; being interest on Section 18, School ' , ' ' lands in Monroe County 223,01,5 Amount received from State Treasury, V . . Monroe County's proportion of State . Common School fund . 2.834,03,5 Received from Agent Fund Commi-' -, ' sioners interest on Surplus Revenue, : , . r.j for year ending Jan. 1, 1844, for' ' " School purposes - , - 1,048,64,5 Received from Agt Fund Comrs. inter-. , est on Surplus Revenue for present year for School purposes ; . , 1 20,00,0 Received from Agt. Fund Comrs.inter- J ,.! ; est on Surplus Revenue for County : purposes 234,96,8 Received Fines and Costs of Prosecu- tion in Criminal cases 219,69,0 Received Tavern License 179,00,0 " Ferry License 40,00,0 " Horse License 115,00,0 " Pedlars' License 64,68,3 Costs raid bv Detitioners of Roads 79,39,0 Merchants commencingsince first March 25,16,5 " For redemption of lands for feited to State . 119,30,9 Received for redemption of lands forfei ted to State, since January settlement 16,82,7 Revenue arising from sale of Section 16 227,43,9 Revenue at ising from sale of Section 16 anrl rnsts nf unlp. ftinc.A January set tlement 610,30,0 ReceivedfromTreasurerofState.coun- . ., . tv's oromrtion of taxes oaid through State Treasury 2,65,0 Received from Clerk Court of Common Pleas, monev collected belonging to Simeon Ferrel 65,14,0 Received from Clerk Court ofCommon Pleas Jurv fee. Ohio for use vs. Wm. Mason et al. 6,00,0 Received from Agentof Fund Commis sioners. Sumlus Revenue to be re turned to Slate 425,62,0 Received of Assessors of Franklin and Salem townsl.ips, Military funds 6,00,0 Total Receipts $21,399,63,7 EXPENDITURES. Paid Slain Treasurer Stale Revenue for 1843 $ 913,63,9 Paid State Treasurer Canal revenue for 1843 8,164,31,4 Paid State Treasurer State Common School fund for 1843 326,15,2 Paid State Treasurer Tax on Lawyers and Physicians 46,98,0 Paid State Treasurer Arrears collected on duplicate of 1843 121,33,8 Paid State Treasurer Surplus Revenue 425,62,0 Paid State Treasurer Interest on bur- plus Revenue 1,048,54,5 Paid Stale Treasurer Pedlars' license 65,71,0 Pai l State Treasurer Funds arising from redemption of forfeited lauds 49,77,4 pa;,l Slate Treasurer Funds arising from sale of Section 16 695,60,4 State funds in Treasury 642,71,5 PaiH Township treasurers for Common school purposes 3,721,94,9 School funds in Treasury 8,90,7 Pal! Tnwnsh'm treasurers for township and poor purposes 1,876,36,2 Paid for Road purposes 264,32,6 Rnad Certificates Dresented on settle ment between Auditor and Treasurer 2,202,29,9 Road funds in Treasury 87,94,0 Paid lor Public Building purposes 1,057,89,1 Public Building funds in Treasury 10,0 Paid tor School district purposes 18,21,5 School district funds in Treasury ' 14,73,3 Paid Militia funds to Township asses sors on order of trustees 6,00,0 Paid Witnesses in Court of Common Pleas in State cases 351,12,0 Paid Witnesses before Justices in State cases 42,25,0 Paid Justices of the Peace and Consta bles, their costs in State cases . ' 78,57,7 Paid Associate Judges 156,00,0 Paid Edward Archbold Esq. Pros. Atty. his fees 120,00,0 Paid Thomas West Esq. Pros. Atty. his fees 6,00,0 Paid Thomas Mitchell Esq. Sheriff, his fees 129,00,0 Paid William Okey Esq. Clerk of Court his fees 60,00,0 Paid Jail expenses for boarding priso ners and jail fees 133,12,5 Paid James M. Stout for public print ing . 177,50,0 Paid James R. Morris for public print- in? 6,48,0 Paid John Dunham for public printing 4,00,0 Paid Grand Jurors June teim ol Uourt 1843 61,85,0 Paid Grand Jurors Sept'r term 1843 83,60,0 Paid Grand Jurors April term 1844 34,uu,0 Paid Petit Jurors April term 1842 1,50,0 1843 8,15,0 June ' 29,65,0 " Sept'r 122,30,0 Supreme Court 1843 25,10,0 April term 1844 56,25,0 Paid Constables for attendance at court 63,05,0 " Judcres and Clerks of annual elec tion 1842 2,00,0 Paid Judges and Clerks of annual elec tion 1843 114,10,0 Paid Return Judges of Justices' elec tions 17,8U,U Paid Justices for opening Poll books 4,75,0 1 for Stationary. Wood and uoal lor offices, Court bouse and Jail 121,57,2 Paid for repairs to Public Buildings 20,86,5 ' Interest on part ot f unded dent 84,B7,8 Viewing and surveying County and State roads and damages on roads 150,94,0 Paid township assessors of 1843 20,00,0 " " OI 1B44 U3.00.0 raid lownsnip cierns tor returning enu meration of youth, 1843 ,46,00,0 faid township clerks for returning enu meration of youth, 1H42 i,ou,v Paid Nathan Hollister for procuring deed tor Courthouse lot . B,uu,u Paid Wm. C. Walton and Wilson Shan non for legal advice ' ' 4,00,0 Paid Wm C. Walton, special inessen- : ger, to carry the vote of Monroe co. -v for Senator in 1843 to Guernsey co. 7,20,0 Paid Clerk of Board ot School Exami ners 4,60,0 Paid John M. Kirkbride fees as Auditor 647,68,5 " Isaac A. Brock ieea as Commiss'r 10,00,0 Joel Yost 26,00,0 " Joseph Caldwell . . 28,00,0 " Thomas Orr "... 8,00,0 Refunded to Wm. D. Patton, assignee " of John Ki Sharon, for town lots im- ' ' ' properly sold , 2,82,0 Paid interest on county orders redemed 129,61,5 " Joseph Morris and James R. Mor ris, Treasurers for present year, their : fees ; ... 625,74,0 Paid for fuel, stationary lu. for Treas urer's office 88,20,0 Total Expenditures , $20,673,03,0 Excess of Receipts over Expenditures 826,60,7 Am't paid on Courthouse debt a above' 1,057,89,0 Total am't the county's indebtedness ha been reduced during the year $1,884,49,7 AMOUNT OF COUNTY DEBT. Small balance due on Public Building " Debl not included ' ' ; '., County Scrip . ., .1 V $8,520,96,0 County orders, unredeemed June 1844 8,274,30,7 Am't of County debt June 8, 1844 $11,795,25,7 AUDITOR'S OFFICE, .1 Woodsfield. O. 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The first part will be issued in March. . . : , : : PROSPECTUS. -The Pictorial and Illpstbated Editions ot Shaufeiie, lately published in England, are amongst the most beautiful specimens of the recent nl remarkable Improvement of the art of Wood Engraving, which by combining great excellence of execution with economy of price, has given an unprecedented diffusion to the most useful as well as the most exquisite productions of the Arts of Design. ; ; ....' - The designs of Keiwt Meadows for the illus trations of Tyaa' edition of Shakspeare, express the character of the several personages, and the spirit of the scene, with wonderful truth and power; whilst the wood engraving of Knight Pictorial e- ditlon. combine with the highest merits of art and taste, such a learned and minuteaccuracy as to sce nery, costume, architecture and antiquity, as to make them perpetual and most instructive com mentary upon the Poet's text - It i now proposed to embody in an Ambbicah Editiqw, the admi rable illustration of both these editions, engraved, with equal excellence of mechanici.! execution, to add to these, other engravings from eminent artists, as Reynolds, Fuseli, S. Newton, etc., and to ac company them with a beautifully printed and cor rect text ... . , . ,, But the publisher,anxious,that his country should pay some part of the homage due from her- to the , greatest of Poets, as lo one who belongs not solely to England, but to all -v- . .- - ; Who speak the tongue , ' k That Shakspeare spake, Could not content himself with a mere republica tion or compilation. He has therefore pievailed upon Robert W. Wbie, whose reputation as an ; Artist is already identified with bis country'a histo ry, to contribute series of Oriental Designs, to gether with such advice and assistance in other de tails of art, as his taste may suggest, for the illustra tion and embellishment of this publication. From the same reason, the publisher, instead of reprinting the text and commentary of any popular Knglish impression, was desirous that bis Edition should havethesupervisionofan American Editor. . Thi task has been undertaken by GULIAN C VER- PLANCK. "L ' '' "' ' The plan proposed to himself by the Editor is to furnish the reader with a carefully prepared and ac curately printed text.unencumbered by any notes or comments upon the page itself; as however useful they may be else-where, they are too apt to divert the mind from the power of the Poet's thought, end to disturb the magic of his scene. Such notea as may be thought useful for the explanation or criti cism of the text, will be put into an Appendix to eachplay. - ' ' . , The text of Shakspeare dramatic works, drawn from old printed copies in his age, which had never passed under the author' own eye, was conse- ?uently disfigured by many errora and absurdities, t passed during the last century through a succes sion of varying editions, until the revision of Ste vens and Malone, whose text, (or rather that of Stevens) has become the standard from which most of the English and American editions have been printed, with various degrees of accuracy But within the last twenty years, a more minute and fa miliar acquaintance with old English idioms, hab its and modes of thought, guided by an intense and constantly increasing admiration for Shakspeare' genius, has led to the strong conviction that very many of the numerous though slight deviations irom the ancient text, appearing in modern editions, are useless or erroneous interpolations, sometimes weakening the sense, and often substituting an ar bitrary monotonous, metrical regularity, to the Po et's own native melody. Accoidingly, very many of these emendations have been rejected by the last and best English editors, especially Mr. Knight and Mr. Collier, and the readings of the old folios and quartos have been restored, unless where some er ror of the press or manuscript was undeniably mar. ilest Yet there are many such passages confes sedly corrupt, requiring conjectural emendations; there are also difference of reading between the . several old impressions affording grounds for some diversity of text and warm controversy, between the more recent editors. Upon these, the American editor think it due to the character of this edition, to -decide himself, without implicitly following the text of any one modern edition. A the industry and learning of prier editors have furnished the collation of various readings, and the authorities upon which they may be supported, the task is no longer that of laborious investigation, but, as it were, of judicial decision, enlightened by contending argument. .. As many of these variations are of nearly equal probability, and as tome of them are doubtless the author's own alterations at different periods, all the more important readings will be presented to the reader in the notes, for his selection. Those note will also contain so much of commentary a may be useful to explain antiquated words and phrase, ob scurely expressed passages and illusions to obsolete opinions, or the habits or history of the times; the whole in as condensed a form as practicable. But any commentary upon Shakspeare, however brief, would be imperfect it it did not present some view of the higher criticism employed, not on the inter pretation of his language, but upon his thoughts, his character, his poetry, passions, philosophy. The only difficulty here arises from the abundance, the the magnificent variety of the materials contributed during the last half century, by the most brilliant minds of Europe. 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