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to indulge, in the luxury of grief. \ ou might j find them scattered over the little precincts of the church, kneel.ng over the graves of those who were ilear to them in life, praying for their souls, and bewailing their own bereavement — There are many things in the Catholic religion and its customs, which serve to call up a deep reverence for that air of sinceritv which cha raeterizcs their ceremonies, the sacrifices of comfort and of (he best hopes of this world to ! the expectations promised by another. What ; lady of onr Protestant religion is there, who ! could not hut shudder at relinquishing the plea 'tires oi the world lor book, and bell, and a nunnery, even for the sake of that religion? “ »*#■•#*•* ,* As I strolled homeward, I could not but shed one tear to the memory of the nun, and to re grel that so much loveliness and accomplish ments should have been secluded from the world as were possessed hv her. IJer charac ter was well summed up in the few pathetic ant ; touching rematks of the priest, as lie held up I Iter virtues for the imiiati >n of his dock. At the. conclusion he remarked “ that she died calmly in the faith which she had professed, and in the belief that she would receive a crown adorned with imperishable gems, from the band of her Creator in the world to come.” \ Host on Spectator. THE GiJ.KIaAND. SAI l IU) \Y I'.VI'AIM, SKi’Tl.MllKH 1, 1 I T. t".r f2* L’llf r-C t ’> > ( ' »r « v. ■ '1 . - nn irregularity in the dates, hut none in tlie num bers. The v hole month of August is omitted; but subscribers wdl receive t!»cir complement of 52 numbers, In complete the volume. The present volume, therefore, wdl end, (sh:;’:hl no other una voidable ii.terrujjli >!i occur,) on the loth of June, j A VV’hsTi.HN' Novn.—Tiic admirers r>f our ftr * correspondent “ !>,'* (Mrs. 1). o >j»t, of \ . la •liana,) v ill lie gratified to Irani that she lias in aiiv completed for publication, a historical Talc of con mdrrahlc length, the hero of which is the cell brat eil Indian Chief Tt mis,;i;. We have the privi- ! lege of offering, in mir [ r ■-■■nt i.timber, a short ! .specimen of the w ,ik ;—.ml whether v.e regard ; the character of the ■ \li.ict, or tiic general merits of the a i :ler, as exhibited m the numeraii:, produe- 1 lions to her pen (in pra.^e ai l verse. winch have I adorned the columns of t'/mnh', ’ ' ai.d the late ‘ l,iternn/ .t'—«e are confident 1 that the proposed addition to nor Western I.itera- ■ lure Wol be looked tor with '.vgerness, and perns- ! c 1 with pleasure. —' Ciu. S-:f. /;• n. ( !.. ■;i,-/e. _ : Mrs. Sigourney lias recently published another , volume of fugitive poetical pieces, which will add \ much to her already diM.r.guished character as a 1 poetess. This work is entitled “ Poems, by the author of Moral Pieces;" and it is composed of -iioit poetic effusions on a great variety of subjects, vv*'i\t dii’erent ncri . EXTRAC T [ROM HOPE 1_ES*E Home can never be transferred j-never repeated ; t the experience of an individual. The place con- i secrated to parental love, by tip innocence and ; sports of childhood, by the first .cquaintance with nature; by the linking of the 'eart to the visible creation, is tiic onlv home. 'Here, there is a liv ing and a breathing spirit infued into nature; every familiar object has a history — he trees have tongues j and the very air is vocal There the vc turn of de- ; cay doth not close in a . 1 ctntroul the noble fane- 1 turns ofthe soul. It sees, and hears, and enjoys, . without die ministry of gsiss materia! substance. “Who can convert to 1 ethe the sweetest draughts of memory ” RF.IDKSF1- s I-l'TTT.nS. Tim Mosers, f'-rviile have lately published new transla'''11 liom the German, made in this couutrv hy a foreigner of distinction and talent, r*r the correspondence and diaries of General Ueidesel and his wife, connected with thi' history of our revolutionary war. linron j Ueidesel commanded the (ierman legions, in the pay of the lirili-li crown, during that struggle, and was taken pi isoner with (ieneral llurgovne, on whore conduct he comments freely, in these extracts from his priv ate papers and journals.— Ills lively and affectionate wife followed him through many dillicnliies, the particulars of which arc faithfully recorded in these pages, from Germany to this country. Different por tions of these letters and memoirs hav e hereto fore been translated, in General Wilkinson's j “ Memoirs of my own times;' and in Preles- i - - S'.lli.■ 'I ••1.1 ... 0.1.1,tun. i hi W l!..j lirst translation of the entire work The lady is, of course, sometimes a little out of the way. in !wr latitudes and longitudes; and perhaps unnecessarily partirulnr in recording the price 1 ol her hoard and lodging; which, in times of ir-stj|ity. is liable to great fluctuation Cut alto gether, wc know ol no book which furnishes a more amusing collateral illustrationof >ur revo lutionary history than this.—[„V }'. Coin. .Mr. [I-r’i’a the Jhs‘ i C.-unW of .lug 30.] (, KI.KSTI A! I'll I'.N'OMKXOX I he Heavens exhibited a wonderful and most splendid phenomenon on Tuesday <w -mug. which attracted, \vc- behove, very general notice. It was a subject of general conversation > .'stertiav, though there was considerable discrepanev 1:1 the dcscrip tuns of different person*, owing probably to the d hem nr e of itnie at which it was first observed.— Ue first noticed it within a few minutes of ten oVloeh Ajt that time a brilliant stream of white hfrht n ng fiom the horizon m awt-stcri} direction, subtended itself nearly to the zenith, and, in a few minutes, w as extended quite across the Heavens, forming a perfect arch, or belt, apparently of seve ral yards it; width at the centre, but narrow er at the extremities. Imagination might’ believe the ap pearance then to be like that of the ring of Saturn to the inhabitants of that planet. The arch gradual ly declined from the zenith towards the south, the liglr growing fainter as it receded from the tneri .lian. We have heard no conjecture as to the pro fable cause of this sublime phenomenon from any gentlemen of science The aurora borealis, which was unusual!;, blight on Monday evening, was, from our position, hardly perceptible,when the pheiiome. non above described first attracted our attention, but a-the obliquity of the arch increased, the aurora bo realis seemed to grow more brilliant. There was not, however, at am moment, any apparent connexion between them, but a broad space intervened, across which no ravs of light intermingled We have not witnessed, since the total eclipse of the sun, in 1S06, any celestial appearance, so awfully and yet so ad mirably indicative of the magnificent operations of the Creator. In less enlightened ages than the present this phenomenon might have inspired ter ror, and been considered as the precursor of de struction to the physical universe. I'be researches of philosophy and the discoveries of science have shown us that almost every phenomenon can be ac counted for and referred to natural causes, while they have taught the enlightened to view them with admiration, and the pious to exclaim— When time shall in eternity he lost, And hoary nature languish into dust, Forever voting THY glory shall remain, Vast as thy being, endless as thy reign. When full of thee, the soul excursive flies, Through earth, air, ocean, or thy regal skies. From world to world, new wonders still we find. And all the Godhead Hashes on the mind. MONKS. It is certainly to solitary Monks that we owe the preservation of the most precious remains of an cient litiratu'c. We must consider their silent mansions as having afforded the only retreat to sci cue ? and literature ; in ages when an universal ig noranee threatened to banish from Kurope everv species of learning. “ The sublime productions of the greatest geniuses of Athens, and Rome, found a secure asylum in the retreats of religion. The church, which has adopted the (.reek and I.atin languages, alway s employed them, and without this c rcumstance an universal ignorance would proba b,\ have prevailed Men were wanted, who, sc* eluded from the world, would dedicate themselves to retirement bv choice, to study hr taste, and to labour by duty ,—animated by the same genius, and by the same zeal; living in common under the same regulations, and who were willing to employ the leisure of their solitude to the laborious occupa tion of endless transcription. It is fortunate for let ters that tliis body subsisted; no individuals w hose molds would have been dissipated bv public mat ters, could have given themselves up to such long and puinlul labours; and tins is one of tile great ad vantages which we derive from those industrious and learned solitaries, who, from the depth of their retreat, enligl.l red the world which they had quit, ted.”—( uth. jli' ch'uit Ladies worth wooing. — In Rath, Maine, Mrs. I (annuli LioIjcj spun 122 knots of woollen yarn on a common reel This was doing- well; but a young lady in the tow n of Hector, spun on a large w heel, 220 knots and '27 threads, between sunrise and sunset Daughters of Columbia, imitate the ex ample, and we will promise you husbands as the re ward.