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SCIENCE 'BY THE SMALL.' BY THE LATK K. C. SANDS.* # Having had, from my earliest youth, an insa tiable desire of travelling anil seeing loreign parts, an impetus which has acquired proportionable vi gor with the elongation anil dilation of uiv body, I gave vent some days ago to my inclination, an.!, in company with a friend, packed up my wardrobe, consisting of a few sundries, and de parted with him. We descended to the water's eiljfe, ami prepared to take a solar observation, when we fount! that we had no quadrant, and that the luminary was invisible, on account of the clouds which covered all the face of the skv. Hut 1 have since discovered that the latitude and longitude are laid down on the map, which su persedes the necessity of mentioning tliem. \N e embarked in an aquatic conveyance, called by the people of these parts a horsc-hoitf. Hut 1 am inclined to think that this novelty is a mere sham, a trick upon travellers. There are a dozen sorry nags in this contrivance, which go round in a circular walk, with halters round their necks, and beams at the other extremity. How this or bicular movement can promote the rectilinear ad vancement of this mammoth boat, is to me a mys tery. And as we were six hours in crossing the river, I suspect that they go and come with the tide; and that the horses are a mere catchpenny, to bring their masters the trigesii.jo-secundal part of a dollar more on every head than the customa ry ferriage levied on passengers. However, the unhappy quadrupeds appeared to strain very se verely, and in their hinder quarters very partic ularly; indeed every sinew of the latter part seem ed to be over-exerted, while the head, neck, and forelegs moved glibly enough, which is certainly a natural curiosity. I account for it in this way: as the horses are all in a string, and the hinder parts of each one immediately subjected to the in spection of his follower, these noble animals draw up their anteriors from pride, and contract their posteriors from dccency. But 1 do not lay this down as an hypothesis which is defensible, until I hear from the Antiquarian Institute at Cork, to whom I have transmitted an account of this phe nomenon, with my conjectures thereon. The ship's company consisted of nine Dutch men, three of whom had their vrows and sundry of their progeny with them; also one leg of mut ton, two breasts of veal, one cheese, and a pound of tea. One of the females, though apparently of a slender constitution, seemed to have a pretty good appetite, for she consumed seventeen apples, two loaves of bread, and the cheese; and would probably have proceeded to attack the spare-ribs and leg of mutton, if her husband, anticipating such a result, had not squatted himself down upon them; and being a man of some circumference, it would have been as difficult a task to have effect ed their liberation, as to get Enceladus out of jEtna. Most of the company were smoking; anil I dis covered the cause of the phlegmatic nature of the Dutch. They use such short pipes, that the smoke goes up their noses, and, as I had reason to believe, makes the whole tour of their bodies. They have some shrewdness, however. We ob served that the cover of the cabin leaked, and they said it was owing to the cracks. It was raining very fast when we went on board, but the blue horizon soon afterward appeared, and we expected to see a very line rainbow; but we were disappointed, as we have since found that in these latitudes there are no rainbows observable at noonday?a curious fact, which I have also transmitted to the Cork Institute. We landed at Iloboken at half-past two p. w., but did not tarry to make observations on that place. Its commerce, however, appears to be in a declining condition, as there were but three xe becs, caiques, or galliots, lying in the port, two of which were in ruins, and the third by no means seaworthy. Many causes might he assigned for this; but we dropped a tear orer this famous city, and wound our course round into the country. The road lay through tall hills, covered with ground grass, juniperi Jlormfes of Linnants, and the granito-rosso, and granito-grigio or bigio rocks, vertical strata of which inlet seeled these mountains in every direction, and had a very pic turesque effect. The road appeared to consist of gravel poundato. Specimens of all these I have sent to Ireland. We journeyed at an easy pace, reflecting on the decline and fall of the Roman empire, a sub ject which the scenery naturally introduced. Our attention, however, was soon arrested by the sin gular conduct of a dog. He came up to us as if in despair, and we were afraid at first that he was afilicted with the hydromany; but we were soon convinced of our error in that respect. His path was a curvilinear zigzag; now retrograde, and now forward. We then conjectured that he was be witched; and gave credence to the superstitions of the inhabitants of these parts, who firmly be lieve in the doctrine, and nail horse-shoes over their barn doors, to prevent the foul fiend from exerting his potential malice upon their cnltle. [One of these charms I examined, and sent a fae simile to the society aforesaid.] The dog looked in our faces very particularly, whined, hung his ears, and carried his tail between his legs, in to ken of submission. This is the first proffer of service which the canine species make: when they do fealty as an acknowledgment of being willing to become your dog, they curl the tail, and lay their front legs horizontally, bending the head and body gracefully back, which is as much as to say: lJe (levims voire chien.* The dog kept us company ever after, running before, and looking back to let us know that he considered himself an avaunt courier, or else keeping by us. ? $ $ ? Nothing particular occurred farther, until we came to Weehawk. I noticed, however, thai the hogs (sues immundi of the ancientsj are in these parts particularly stupid. An instance which fell under our own observation, is very surprising. One of them had a yoke on his neck, to which was conjoined a stick parallel to the front of his head, perpendicularly directed. This prevented his getting between the bars of the fence; but the stupid beast continued bruising his nose, without reflecting that, by laying on his side, he might with facility have insinuated himself into the de lightful bed of clover which tantalized his ina bility to enjoy it. We arrived at the Weehawk inn, and stimu lated with punch and crackers. These last were great cuiiosities, as they appeared, from the taste and inscription upon them, to have been baked in the year 1741. They were probably brought over from Holland by the present burgo master of Weehawk. The dog ate them, appa rently with much satisfaction, by which we dis covered that he was a country dog, as those be longing to the city are not partial to such food. We again set out on our pilgrimage, in order o survey ilio environs of this exfrnsive and popu ous town, and struck into a different road. We taw two heifers lying on the grass, who did not leein to know what to do with themselves. Here we reflected on the darkness of tlie middle iges, and the glorious consequences of the inven ,ioii of printing. We heard something singing, and concluded it was a bird, the 'avis volucrin' of Linnmis. We turned out of the road here to enjoy the prospect aflorded by a romantic glen, with a brook in it, and cascades according. The dog washed his feet, and we reflected on the source of the Nile. We discovered an island in this stream, covered with tansies, bullfrogs, and one straight tall wal nut-tree. We shook the latter in hopes of pro curing some fruit; but as none descended, I sup pose it was not the season for them. The with ered leaves which covered the ground, while the trees above were in all their verdure, naturally led our contemplations to a comparison between youth and a>rc, life and death, prosperity and adversity. We returned to Weehawk through a juniper wood, and remarked two particularities in the in habitants; one is, that they use pocket-handker chiefs on no day of the week but the first, by any chance whatever. They are then, however, only worn for ornament?the wearer making a pre tence of employing his clean and neatly-folded piece of muslin after he has performed the nasal emunction with his fingers. This is unquestion ably a much cleanlier practice than that of the Europeans and Neo-Eboracians. The olher singularity is, that they wear no gallowses, or suspenders. There is an antiquity before the door of the mansion, the date of which we were unable to ascertain. It is a gallows. Whenever any of the male inhabitants walked under this, we observed that they bowed grace fully, at the same time holding the waistband of their bracchre with their left hand; and by this we discovered the origin of the custom already men tioned. Peter Stuyvesant is recorded, in the chronicle of Knickerbocker, to have punished minor offences by tying a rope round the crimi nal's middle, and letting him swim in vacuo on a high gallows. Doubtless this indignity was ill brooked by the generous souls of the Dutchmen; and their posterity have inherited their feelings, though they are ignorant of the cause which makes them, as it were, involuntarily perform the feat aforesaid, and forswear gallotvscs as a memorial of their stigma. 'This sketch purports to he the 'fragment of a classical, topographical, mineralogical. and botanical tour, to that renowned and ancient city, YVehawk, performed in the summer of 1817, by a member of the Institute of Cork, Ireland : carefully printed from the original Ms.* It is a just and biting satire, and one of the most admirable pro ductions of the lamented Sands, who, as the reader is perhaps aware, was struck down by the ' insatiate archer,' while engaged in writing an article for the Knickerbock er, a work he had near his heart, and to which he was to have been a constant contributor. It will doubtless be entirely new to nine in ten of our readers, and receive a hearty welcome iroin all- Originating in one or two of the earliest annuals, then of exceedingly narrow circula tion, or embodied in a comparatively stagnant edition of his compile works, unwisely produced in a too expensive form for general diffusion, several of Sands' choicest ef forts are scarcely known beyond the limits of the city, or the shelves of his admiring friends. Ens. Knickerbocker. From liie Albany Jlrgus. DILL JOHNSON, THE LAKE BUCCA NEER. SCENE ON THE FRONTIER. The condition of the frontier, and the events that transpire daily, continue to excite the public attention and interest. What may be the farther designs of the marauders; who seek either to em broil the two governments or to gratify their de sire of revenge or their thirst for plunder, unless arrested l>y the strong arm of both governments, well and speedily put forth, may be gathered from the following facts, which we derive froin authentic sources. Early in the spring, a party of refugees made a lodgement on "The Thousand Islands," in the Sl Lawrence. The leader of this gang is Wil liam Johnson?well known in all lhat region as Kill Johnson?and known also as the leader in the recent destruction of the Sir Robert Peel, lie is a Canadian by birth, is about 58 yeais of ago, of a powerful frame, and of great fear lessness and energy of character. He has four sons, who partake to a considerable degree of the character of the father. He was employed as a spv in the American service during the last war, and iu the course of it performed many bold and hazardous exploits. He had at his command a six-oared barge, in which he roamed the lake and river, intercepting despatches, attacking the small craft, seizing property, and harassing the British settlements. On one occasion he intercepted despatches twice in one day Presque at Isle. On another, his boat having been driven on the British shore in a gale, and his crew captured, he eluded his pur suers for a fortnight, and finally made his escape in a bark canoe, crossing the lake (30 miles in width) alone in that frail vessel, and reached Sackett's'Harbor in safety. Since the war he has resided at French Creek, in the double ca pacity of trader and smuggler. It is said that lie boasts of having a force under his immediate command of 150 men; but this is probably an ex aggeration, although he has undoubtedly more than those who were with him in the capture of the Sir Robert Peel, and could probably com mand, if necessary, a much greater number. The principal rendezvous and head quarters of Johnson and his marauders, is at a fastness called Fort Wallace, on an island at the head of Wells's Island, and within the British territory. It is said to contain a fortification of much strength of position; little is known, however, in relation to it, as Johnson refuses to let any one not belong ing to the gang visit it. He boasts much of its strength, and expresses the belief that with a do zen men he could defend it against the attack of two hundred, lie has a second rendezvous on Abel's Island, immediately below Wells's Island, and opposite Alexandria Bay. "The Thousand Islands" are said to number about 1700,* and to vary in size from 10 miles in length to a single rock a foot square. Wells's*Island (from whence the attack was made on the Sir Robert Peel) is ? the largest of the group, and forms what is desig > nated by the sailors the Upper Narrows?the passage bringing vessels within pistol shot of the island. I hey occupy more than 25 miles in the rivers, which in some place is more than 10 miles wide. They are little else j-han rock, with occasional patches of fertile land. Their sides arc in many parts perpendicular rocks, thirty feet in height, with abrupt shores, and great depth of water. They are generally covered with dense forests and thick underbrush; and the passages between them are narrow, winding, and often rocky. It is scarcely possible to conceive a place better formed by nature to afford a secure retreat for freebooters than this cluster of islands. Johnson has several boats, every way adapted to his designs, one of which is lbrty feet in length, but of so light a construction as to be easily car ried aeross the islands, and its speed is said to exceed that of the swiftest boats on the lake. Shortly after the destruction of the Sir Robert Peel, he proceeded in this boat with a few of his men up the lake, made a predatory incursion upon an island near the mouth of the Bay of Quinle, and plundered the inhabitants, returning on the night of the 8th instant to the fastnesses of,"The' Thousand Islands." It is ?ot known that he has been on the main land since the burning of the Sir Robert Peel. lie lias had occasional inter views with some of our citizens since that event, but they have taken place on the water. lie, and those who attend him oil those occasions, are well armed. Hisown appearance, with six pis tols, a dirk and bowie knife in his belt, is suffi ciently belligerent; and he has with him, it is said invariably, the colors of the Sir Robert Peel. lie considers the destruction of that ves sel as an act of piracy, and that his life has be come thereby forfeited, and says he shall sell it at the dearest rate. Such is the character of the buccaneer ofthe lake, sufficient, surely, with the natural and ordinary progress of exaggeration, to be a subject of alarm to the border inhabitants. An alarm not alto gether groundless, from the fact that the larger islands of this numerous group arc inhabited by a lawless race of half banditti, who would scarce ly scruple to join in nearly any enterprize for plunder; who have perhaps one hundred boats, and whose number has been enlarged considera bly by refugee accessions. It is supposed that there are at least one thousand refugees and other persons on these islands, under the control and at the command of Johnson, and several thousands of refugees, between Niagara and Ogdensburg. It is not to be imagined that the local militia, or the local authorities, however well disposed to co-operate with the officers of government in measures to repel and prevent these incursions and to detect and punish the marauders, arc ade quate to the emergency. The commerce of the river and the lake, the national character, and the lives and property of our citizens, require a government force sufficient to explore the islands and expel the marauders; a considerable milita ry force at several points 011 the frontier; and the employment of an armed steam vessel or revenue cutter. These matters we understand have been fully presented by Governor Marcy to the considera tion of the General Government, and judging from recent movements, we do not doubt that the requirements of the case will receive all the attention which the limited strength of the army will in any manner allow. ? About thirteen hundred.? Cowi. Mv. Recommended by the Medical Faculty. rLODOARDO HOWARD'S Improved C'<hu|m>uimI FLUID EXTRACT OF SARSAPJ1RILLA FOR THE CURE OF Scrofula or Kings Evil, Chronic Rlieaiimutisiu. Syphilitic and Mercurial Disease*, White Swelling*, Obstinate eruptions of the skin, Ulcerous Sores, Fains in the Bon<>s?, General Debility. And all diseases requiring the aid of atteiative medicines. This Extract is prepared from an improved formula, sanctioned by scientific Physician* and Pharmaceutists, ami is decidedly one of the uio*t active, efficacious, and con venient preparations in use. QCJ-Mercufy is added only when regularly prescribed. it should be used, where circumstances will admit, under the guidance and direction of a physician. Carefully prepared arid sold only at my Pharmacy. FLODOARDO HOWAKD. Also for sale at most of the Drug Stores in Washington City, Baltimore, ami throughout the United States. The following Select Medicines and miscellaneous ar ticles are also prepared and sold as above : Howard's Tonic Mixture, warranted a cure foi fever and ague. Howard's Compound or Sarsaparit.la, Cubers, and Copaiba, for the cure of (?onoriha^a, Gleets, Stric tures. fctc. Howard's Vermifuge, a sale and effectual worm-destroying mediciue. Howard's Cathartic Pili.s, without mercury. 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Howard's Honey Water. Howard's Superior Tooth Fowder. April 14. CONSUMPTION! DR. RELFE'S ASTHMATIC PILL'S have, from their extraordinary success in giving instant relief, and in curing Colds, Coughs, Asthmas, Difficulty ot Breathing, Wheezing, Tightness of the Chest, Fain in the Side, Spitting of lilood, Chilliness and Shiverings that precede Fevers and I.ung Complaints generally! become one of the most popular Medicines known, and are sought alter from every part of the country, on account of the astonishing success which has attended their administra tion in the above complaints, frequently curing the most obstinate cases, and giving the most unexpected relief, after every other remedy has failed, and persons had given themselves up in despair of a cure! They have been known to cure persons supposed to be far gone in consumption, and exhibiting all the appear ance of approaching dissolution. And such have been the salutary effects of these Fills, even in hopeless cases, as so far to mitigate the sufferings of the patient, as evidently to prolong life for days and weeks, and give to it a positive comlort they never ex pected to eri|oy. The operation of the pills is wonderful in easing respi ration, quieting the cough, and procuring comfortable rest. Common colds are frequently removed in a few hours. (W- "Although (says a person speaking ol these Fills) my wife has tried various medicines of the first celebrity, for an Asthmatic difficulty, (or affection of the lungs,) which at times waa exceedingly distressing, confining her to her house for day* and weeks together, she finds nothing give* her the relief which Relfe't Jhthmalic Pill* do! ?easing her respiration, quieting her cough, and giving her comfortable rest." And this is the testimony of hun dreds or thousands. The relief which af;ed people, as well as others, experience from the use of these Pills, is truly astonishing, and renders them invaluable to many, and are in fact, to some, an essential auxiliary to their comfort, and almost to their existence! OO- A Physician informs the Proprietor, that a gentle man in the country observed to him, he had reason to be lieve the use of these Pills had been the means of saving his life. Price?whole boxes, 80 Pills, 01; half do. 12 Pills 50 cents. Prepared by Thompson Ridder, Boston, and for sale at TODD'S Drug Store- April 14 native american association. Preamble and Constitution of the Native American .Association of the United States. Whereas it is an admitted fact that all Governments are not only capable, but bound by all the principles ot national preservation, to govern their atfaiis by the agen cy of their own citizen*; and we believe the republican toiu*?i' our Government to be an object of fear and dis like to the advocates of monarchy in Europe, and lor that reason, if for none other, in order to preserve our institu tions pure and unpolluted, we are imperatively called up on to administer our peculiar system free ol all foreign influence and interference. By admitting the stranger indiscriminately to the exercise of those high attributes which constitute the rights of the native born American citizen, we weaken the attachment of the native, and gain naught but the sordid allegiance of the foreigner. I'he rights of the American, which he holds under the Consti tution of the Revolution, and exercised by him as the glo rious prerogative of his birth, are calculated to stimulate to action, condense to strength, and cement in sentiment and patriotic sympathy. Basing, then, the right and duty to confederate on these high truths, we profess no other object than the promotion of our native cuiuitiy in all the walks of private honor, public credit, ar.d national independence; and therefore we maintain the right, in it9 most extended form, of the native born American, and he only, to exercise the vari ous duties incident to the ramifications of the laws, exe cutive. legislative, or ministerial, from the highest to the Iowes* post of the Government; and to obtain this great end, we shall advocate the entire repeal of the naturaliza tion law by Congress. Aware that the Constitution for bids, and even if it did not, we have no wish to establish, ex post facto laws; the action we seek with regaid to the laws of naturalization, is intended to act in a prospective character. We shall advocate equal liberty to all who were bom equally free; to be so bom, constitutes, when connected w ith moral qualities, in our minds, the aristo cracy of human nature. Acting under these generic prin ciples, we further hold that, to be a permanent people, we must he a united one, bound together l>y sympathies, the result of a common political origiu; and to be national, we must cherish the native American sentiment, to the entire and radical exclusion of foreign opinions and doctrines in troduced by foreign paupers and European political ad venturers. From Kings our gallant forefathers won their libeilies?the slaves of Kings shall not win them back again. Religiously entertaining these sentiments, we as so lemnly believe that the day has arrived, when the Ameri cans should unite as brothers to sustain the strength and purity of their political institutions. We have reached that critical period foreseen and prophesied by some of the clear sighted apostles of freedom, when danger threatens from every ship tiiat floats on the ocean to our shores; when every wind that blows warts the ragged paupers to our cities, hearing in their own persons and characters the elements of degradation and disorder. To prevent these evils, we are now called upon to unite our energies. To light over this great moral revolution, the shadow of our first revolt of glorv, will be the duty of the sons of those wais, and we must go into the combat determined to abide by our couritiy; to preserve her honor free from contagion, and her character, as a separate people, high and above the engraltment of monarchical despotisms. AHTICL*i:S "OF THE CONSTITUTION. First. We bind ourselves to co-operate, by all lawful means, with our fellow native citizens in the United States to procure a repeal of the naturalization law. Second. We w ill use all proper and reasonable exer tions to exclude foreigners from enjoying the emoluments or honors of o/lice, whether under the General or State Governments. Third. That we will not hold him guiltless of his coun try's wrong who, having the power, shall place a foreigner in office while there is a competent native willing to accept. Fourth. That we will not, in any form or manner, con nect ourselves with the general or local politics of the country, nor aid, nor he the means of aiding, the cause ol any politician or paty whatsoever, but will ex clusively advocate, stand to, and be a separate and independent party of native Americans, for tlie cause of the country, and upon the principles a9 set forth in the above preamble and these articles. Fifth. That we will not, in any manner whatever, con nect ourselves, or be connected, with any religious sect or denomination: leaving every creed to its own strength, and every man untrammelled in his own faith; adhering, lor ourselves, to the sole cause of the natives, the es tablishment of a national character, and the perpetuity of our institutions, through the means of our ou n country men. Sixth. That this Association shall be connected with and form a part of such other societies throughout the United States as may now or hereafter be established on the principles of our political creed. Seventh. That this Association shall -be styled the " Native American Association of the United States." Eighth. That the officers shall consist of a President, Vice President, Council of Three, Corresponding Secre tary, Recording Secretary, a Committee on Addresses to consist of three members, a Treasurer, and such others as may be required under any by-laws hereafter adopted, and whose duties shall be therein defined. Ninth. That all the foregoing officers shall he elected by this meeting, to serve lor one year, except the Com mittee on Addresses, which shall be appointed by the President. Tenth. That the President, or. in his absence, the Vice President, or, in the absence of both, the Corresponding or Recording Secretary, is authorized to convene a meet ing of this Association whenever it may be deemed ne cessary. ALF.K'S Lottrry and Exchange Office, 5 doors rast ? ol (lie National Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue, where lie keeps constantly on hand a fine selection of Tickets, in all the various Lotteries now draw ing under the man agement of I). S. Gregory &. Co. All orders promptly attended to. W. BANNERMAN respectfully informs the public, that he Continues to execute Engraving in all its various branches; also Copperplate printing. Aug. 10?tf SAMUEL DE VAUCiHAN, CUPPER, LEECHER, AM) BLEEDER, HAS on hand, and will constantly keep a large supply of the best Sweedish Leeches. He can be found at all hours at his residence on fith street, tl.ree doors north of Pennsylvania Avenue, nearly opposite Clinton's Drug Store. Aug. 26?y DANIEL PIERCE respectfully informs his friends and customers, that he has removed his Umbrella Manufactory to the north side of Pennsylvania Avenue, immediately opposite his former stand, and next d.tor to the Native American Hotel. Persons having Umbrellas to cover, or repair, are respectfully solicited to call as above. P. S. As several Umbrellas have lost the names by re moving, the owners would much oblige if they would come and designate their Umbrellas. Sept. 23?3in I71RENCH LESSONS.?Mons. Ahndic has the honor . to inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of this city, and its vicinity, that he continues to give lessons in bis own native language at his rooms, or private families and academies, at a moderate price. For particulars apply at this office. Abadic's French grammar and coursc of French Lite rature, for sale at all the book-stores. (jJARLEGANT'S BALSAM OF HEALTH. Prepared only by John S. Millkr, Frederick City, Maryland. THIS valuable medicine has only been introduced to the public about live years, in various parts of the country, and hundreds of persons have used it, and found its beneficial effects, and seven out ol ten cases have been permanently cured of the Dyspepsia, ('holies, Nervous Tremors, Lowness of Spirits, Palpitation of the Heait; and all those train of diseases resulting from a disordered condition of the stomach and liver, or derangement of the digestive functions, such as general debility or weakness, flatulency, loss of appetite, sour eructations and acidities of the stomach, costi veness, head ache, jaundice, flatulent and bilious cholic, be. \ The proprietor does not recommend it as most patent medicines are, as a cure all, and when used is found wanting, that the public have got so much deceived, that they can scarcely be prevailed upon to try any more, which is not the case with this Balsam of Health, as hundreds of persons have received the most happy and good effects, which the proprietor can produce, if requi red, the testimony of many respectable persous, that have been cured of the above diseases. The proprietor requests all those persons that are af flicted in the way above described, to give his medicines a fair trial, and he assures them that they will not be dis appointed. The Public will find it for sale?wholesale and retail? at TODD'S Drug-Store. March 17. THE AMERICAN ANTHOLOGY; Ji Magazine of Poetry, Biography, and Criticism, to be published Monthly, uitk splendid illvstr*tion$ m sleet. WH1LK nearly every other country of the old world can boast its collected body of national poetry, on which the seal of a people's favorable judgment has been set, and which exhibits to foreign nations, in the most striking light, the progress of civilization and literary refinement among its inhabitants: while England, espe cially, proudly displays to the world a corpus poetarum, the lustre of whose immortal wreath has shed a brighter glory upon her naine than the most splendid triumphs which her statesmen and her soldiery have achieved, our own country appears to be destitute of poetic honors. Appeam, we say, for although no full collection of the chef d'uuvres of our writers has been made, yet there ex ist, and are occasionally to be 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 o literary elevation as is now ceded to older, and, in some refcpects, inore favored lands. Impressed with the correctness of this judgment, we propose to issue a monthly magazine which shall contain, 111 a pei led, unuiutilatcd form, the most meritorious and beautiful effusions ol tlie poets of America, of the past and present time, with such introductory, critical, and biographic notices, as shall be necessary to a correct un derstanding of the works presented lo the reader, and to add interest lo the publication. Those who imagine that there exists a dearth of materials lor such an undertaking; who believe that the Aonian Maids have confined their richest lavois lo our transatlantic brethren to the exclusion of native genius, w ill be surprised to learn that we are al ready in possession of more than two hundred volumts of Ihe productions of American bards, from about the year 1630 to the present day. JVor is it from these sotuces alone that materials may be drawn. There are but few writers in our country who pursue authorship as a voca tion, and whose works ha\e been published in a collected form. Our poets, especially, have generally written for particular occasions, with the remembrance of which their productions have gone to rest, or their effusions have been carelessly inserted in periodicals of slight merit and lim ited circulation, where they were unlikely to attract notice to themselves, or draw attention to their authors. The grass of the fields, and the flowers of the wilderness, are growing over the ashes of many of the highly gifted who, through the 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 tha spirit of truth, a quantity sufficient, were it known and appreciated as it would be in other countries, to secure to tiiem an honorable reputation throughout the world. Such were Harney, author of 'Cryslalina' and the 'Fever Dream;' Sands, author of 'Yamoyden;' Wii.cox, author of 'The Age of Benevolence;' Robinson, author of 'The Savage;' Little, the sweet and tender poet of Christian feeling; the lamented Bhainabp, and manybeside.who.se writings are almost unknown, save by their kindred asso ciates nml friends. With Ihe names of those poets who, within the last few years, have extended the reputation of American litera ture beyond the Atlantic, Bryant, Dana, Percival, Sprugut, Sigourney, Whitter, Willis, he., the public are familiar; and we can assure them that there exists, though tang forgotten and nnknown, a mine of poetic wealth, rich, varied, and extensive, which will amply repay the labor of exploring it, aud add undying lustre to the crown which encircles the brow of American genius. In the publica tion now proposed, 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 antiquities of our country have endowed us; and we are confident that every lover of his native land will regard l our enterprise as patriotic, and deserving the support of the citizens of the United Slates, as tending tp elevate the character of the country in the scale of nations, and as sert its claims to the station to which the genius of its children entitles it. With this conviction we ask the patronage of the community to aid us in our nndertafting, conscious that we are meriting its suppoit by exhibiting to the world a proud evidence that America, in the giaftt strength of her Herculean childhood, is destined ere long to cope in the arena of literature with those lands which, for centuries, have boasted their civilization aud refine ment, and justly exulted in the triumphs of thetr cherish ed sons in the noblest field which heaven has opened for human intellect. The American Anthoi.ogv will contain the complete works of a portion of the follow ing?the most popular oi our poetic writers?and of the others the best poeuis, aud such as are least generally known: John Quincy Jtdam*, Washington Jllliton, Joseph Barber, Joel Barlow, Purk Benjamin, Elizabeth Bogart, John G. C. Brainard, James G. Brooks, William Cullen Bryant, Willis Gaylord Clark, Robert S. Coffin, Richard H. Dana, George W. Daane, Joseph Rodman Drake, limolhy Dirighl, Elizabeth F. Ellet, Emma C. Embury. Edward Everett, Sumner L. Fairfield, Philip Frenuu, William V. Gallagher, Hanna F. Gould, Fitz-Greene Halleck, John M. Harney, John A. Ilillhouse, Charles F. Hoffman, Mellen Grcnvill Need, John Peabody, B. W. O., James G. Perri val, John Pierpont, Edward C. Pincbiey,, George D. Pren tice, J. O. Rockwell, Rubert V Sands, Lydia JJ. Sigour ney, Charles Snrague, J. R. Sulermeisler, John IhimbiUI, Prostter M. Wetmurt, John Greenleaf Whitter, Nathaniel P. Willit. in addition to the poems of the above named authors, selections, comprising the best productions of more than four hundred other American w liters, w ill be given as the work progresses. The Amehican Anthoi.ooy will be published on the first Saturday of every month. Kacli number will con tain seventy-two royal octavo pages, printed in the most beautiful manner on paper of superior quality, and two or more portraits, on steel, with other illustrations. Price live dollars per annum, payable in advance. 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