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the belief of those who first visited the coast of il pi more ancient than the Teocalli, a fact worthy of New Spain, that they had seen cities with nume: notice, although the stages are still plain in some of rous steeples;! from which circumstance they be them, the gradations or steps have disappeared, in stowed upon it the name of their native country. I the course of time the rain's having Wislicil them The four great cities to which the general name of loft. The pieces of obsidian or flint, are found in Mexico was given, contained two thousand at great quantities near them, as is the case with the these Adoratorious or Teocaili; at the first giance, Teocalli Some might be stariled if I should say this vast populatio:, equal perhaps to London or that the mound of Conokia iš as ancient as those on Paris, appeared to be crowned with innumerable || Egypt! The Mexicans possessed but imperfect tratowers and steeples. Architecture was perhaps || ditions of the construction of their Teucalli, their too much in its infancy to enable them to build to traditions attribute them to the Toultees, or to the any great height, a mound was therefore raised, | Olmees, who prob:bly migrated from the Vississippi. and a building erected on the top. It was in this Who will pretend to speak with certainly as to way the temple of Belus at Babylon was erected, the antiquity of America—the races of men who and the Egyptian pyramids of the second class which have flourished and disappeal of the thousand are solid, and probably the most ancient. Besides revolutions, which, like other parts of the globe, it being places of adoration, the Te-calli also servec has madergone? The philosophers of Europe, with as fortresses; they were usually the last places, to a narrown and seliisiness of ninh, have endea. which the inhabitants of the cities conquered by voured to depreciate every thing which relates to Cortez, resorted, after basing been driven from it. They have called it the New Worll!, as, though every other quarter. They were enabled from the its forination was posterior to the rest of the finitaposition, form, and the tower on the top, to defend ble globe. A few facts suffice to repel this idea :themselves in these situations to great advantage. the antiquity of her mountains, the remains of vol. Piacel from the bottom to the top of the mouni, il canoes, the alluvial tracts, the wearing away of caby gradations above each other, they appeared (as || taracts, &c. and the number of primitive languages, Solis in his aniinated style expresses it) to consti- greater perhaps the lid all the rest of the world tute “a living hili;” and at first, judging only from besides. the experience of their own wars, they fancied themselves unassailable.

The use of letters, and the discovery of the inaFrom the oldest book extant, the bible, we see riner's compass, the invention of gunpowder and exemplified in numerous instances, the natural pre of printing, have produced incalculable changes in dilection for resorting to high places, for the pur. the old world. I question m'ic' whether before pose of worship; this prevailed amongst all nations, those periods, comparatively recent, there existed, and probably the first edifice dedicated to the Deity or could exist, nations more civilized than the Mesa was an elevation of earth, the next step was the icans or Peruvians. In morals, the Greeks and Ro-. placing a temple on it, and finally churches an:1 | mans, in their most enligatene. I days, were not sumosques, were built with steeples. This having perior to the lexicans. We are told that these prevailed in all countries may be considered as the people sacrificed human beings to their gods! Did dictale of nation. The most ancient temples of the not the Rus sacrifi:e their unfortunate prisonGreeks were erected on artificial, or natural eleva. er; to their depraved and wicker pleasures, coinpei. tions of earth; at the present day, almost every ling them to kill each other? Was the sacrifice of part of Europe and Asia, exhibits these remains of Ephigenia, to obtain a favorable win), an act of less tumuli, the rudest, though perhaps the inost last barbarity than the sacrifices by the Mexicans of ing of human works. The mausoleum generally their prisoners on the altar of their gods? The Peholds the next place to the temple; and, what is re- ruvians were exempt fruin these crimes-perlaps markable, all nations in their wars have made the the millest and most innocent people that ever last stand in the edifices consecrated to their gods, lived, anil in the arts as mich advanced as were the and near to the tombs of their ancestors The Ailo ancient Persians or Espria'?s; anıl not only in the ralorios of New Spain, like all works of the kind an: arts, but even in the sciences. Was ever any work swered the three purposes of the temple, the for of the old world superior to the two roads from tress, and the mausoleum. Can we entertain a Quito tu Cusco ? doubt but that this was also the case with those of the Mississippi?

Pardon me, sir, for troubling you with this long, The antiquity of these mounds is certainly very

and perhaps tiresome leter, dictated probably by great; this is not inferred from the growth of trees, the vanity of personally communicating my crude which prove an antiquity of a few centuries, but theories to one who holds so distinguished a place from this simple reflection; a people capable of in that tenple of science which belongs to every age works requiring so much labor, must be numerous,

and

every country. and if numerous, somewhat advanced in the arts; With sentiments of the highest respect, we might therefore look for works of stone or brick, the traces of which would remain for at least eight

I am, Sir, your most obedient humble serv't. or ten centuries. The great mound of Cohokia, is

H. M. BRACKENRIDGE. evidently constructed with as much regularity as any of the Teocalli of New Spain, and was doubiless | Dr. Robertson, who is elisposed to lessen every chased with brick or stone, and crowned with build thing American, and to treat with cuntempt, un. ings; but of these no traces remain Near the worthy of a philosopher, all their acts and advanc. inound at St. Louis, there are a few decaying stones, I ment in civilization, attributes this to the imaging. but which may have been casually brought there tions of the Spaniards, inflamed with the spirit of The pyramid of Papantla, in the northern part of | Quixotic adventure. the Intendency of Vera Cruz, unknown to the first conquerors, and discovered a few years ago, was still partly cased with bricks. We might be war.

• See Appendix to Volney's View of America, ranted in considering the mounds of the Mississip. Clark’s Travels in Prussia, &c.

GREAT BRITAIN

FOREIGN AFFAIRS.

There can be but little doubt (says a Scotch STATISTICS of EUROPE.

paper) from a perusal of the translation of From a Paris paper. - The present population of the Animali Parlanti, that Wm. Stewart Europe, amounts to 177,221,600 persons, scatteres Rose, son of the renowned George Rose, is over 154,450 geographic square miles. This popu the author of the far tamed Beppo; and not lation, considered in an ethnagraphic point of views Lord Byron. comprehends 53,195,000 Teutonians or Germans 60,586,400 descendants of the Romans, 45,120,000

Walter Scott is stated to have realized Cclavonians, 3,718,000 Caledonians, 3,199,500 Tar 70,0001. within the last 12 years, by his litetans and Bulgarians, 3,070,000 maggarians, 2,022,004rary works! This calculation is made, we Greeks, 1.760,000 Finlanders, 1,610,000 Cimmine rians; 622,000 Basques, 313,600 Guisters, 294,00 || the author of Waverly, &c. which he stoutly

presume, on the supposition that Mr. Scott is Arnauts, 131 600 Armenians, 88,000 Maltese, &c 'Toere are 1,178,500 Jews, 3,607,500 Mabometans,

lenies. and 172,432,500 Christians, of whom there ait The ports of Great Britain are now closed 98,229,000 Catholics, and 41,898,500 Protestants against the admission for home consumption Evrope is divided politically into 78 sovereign states

of wheat, rye, and beans;-barley, oats, and nominally independent. Their aggregate forces in peace, are 1,600,000; and on the war establishment | pease still remain admissible. 3,600,000. their maritime force consists of 409

On Sunday the 2d of June, a venerable miships of the line-33 ships of 50 guns, 348 frigates, nister of the establishment at Derbyshire, 1563 vessels of an interior class.

walked twenty-four miles, did duty at three

churches, by reading prayers and preaching Parliamentary Paper. An account of all four times; he also baptized an infant and distributions made by the Bank of England churched the mother, published the banns of amongst the Proprietors of Bank Stock, whe one couple, married another, and interred a ther by money, payments, transfer oi 5l. per corpse! He is seventy years of age. cent. annuities, or otherwise, under the heads The hay harvest has commenced partially of bonus; increase oi dividend; and increase round London, and in the course of a few of capital; betwixt the 25th February, 1797, days will become general. Finer crops of and ist of May, 1819, in addition to the ordi- grass were scarcely ever witnessed. nary annual dividend of 71. per cent on the A bill to prevent British subjects from enCapital Stock of that Corporation existing in listing in foreign service, without permission, 1797, including therein the whole dividend has been reported in the house of commons; paid since June, 1816, on their increased ca- and a circular has been addressed to different pital; stating the period when such distribu-quarters, requiring an immediate list of Brittion were made, and aggregate amount of the ish officers holding Spanish or Portuguese comwhole:

missions

The Britislı ministry are stated to have enIn June, 1790. 10 per cent. bonus in 5 per

tertained the project of reviving the property cents, the 1797 on 11,642,4001, is 1,164,240 In May, 1801, 5 per cent. bonus in Navy

tax, but had abandoned it, as they found the 5 per cents. on 11,642,490%. is

582,120 general sentiment hostile to it. Rumor said In Nov. 1802, 24 per cent. bonus on Na

what a malı tax of two millions, and an addi. vy 5 per cents. on 11,612,4001, is 291,060 | iional tax on tea and tobacco, were to be laid In Oct. 1805, 5 per cent bonus in cash on

but they would be opposed. 11,742,4001. is

582,120 hi Oct. 1306, 5 per cent bonus in cash on

On the 25th of May, the American conven11,642,4001. is

582,120 | lion bill was taken up from the House of Com. From April, 1807, to April, 1819, both

mons to the House of Lords, underwent a first inclusive Increase of dividend at the

reading, passed in committee on the 27th. rate of 3 per cent. per annum on 11,643,4001. is 121 years, or 371. 103. per cent.

4,365,900

On the 23d of May, the French budget of expenIn June, 1816—Increase of capital at 25l. is 2,910,600 ditures was discussed. M. L. De Villeveque as. From Oct. 1816, to April, 1819, both in.

cended the tribune, and he took occasion to glance clusive-Dividend at the rate of 101.

at this country, which be termed "a flourishing per cent. per annum on 2,910,6901.

republic,” and observed that the cession of Louisiincreased capital is 3 years dividends,

ana consolidated its power. He seemed to dread or 50!. per cent. on 2,910,6001. is 875,180 | the probable effects of our power forty years hence,

and asks whether France ought not to have intere Aggregate amount of the whole-211,933,460 || dicted the sale of Louisiana to the United States.

The Secretary of the French legation in Annual (lividend payable on Bank Stock in 1797, on a capital of 11,642,4001. at

America, had arrived at Paris, with despatches the rate of 71. per cent. per annum, 814,968 M. Valabreque, the husband of Madame Annual diviilend payable since June, 1816

Catalini, has arrived in Paris, for the purpose & at present on a capital of 14,553,0001.

of engaging a residence for his lady. at the rate of 101. per cent. per annum, 1,455,300 Madanie Catalini intends to retire from the

FRANCE.

SPIIN.

INDIA.

CASADA.

stage altogether, and never more to sing in the cause of despotism in South America. The public even at concert.

.najor part of these are veterans, who have seen

nucli active service in various parts of the globe. A late arrival at Boston, in forty-seven days from

In une brigade alone there are upwards of 1500

Waterloo men. Cadiz, reports that "the American Envoy las been • well received at Madrid; that the treaty ceding is of May 8, arrived here from all quarters of the Con

A number of foreigners says a letter from Ghent the Floridas was ratified; and Lieut. Read was

daily expected at Cadiz with the ratification, to tincnt, for the purpose of seeking the means of em: bring it to America in the sloop of war llornet, barking, in order to aid the cause of the independ: 'appointed to sail the 1st of June for New York”

ents of South America. The Belgians, who still which is in direct contradiction to the informa-bear in mind the humiliating and cruel yoke under tion received on Friday last, furnished by the Ade. which their ancestors groaned, are very well dispoline, arrived at Alexandria in thirty two days from sed towards the cause of the South Americans; and Gibraltar: we merely publish these accounts as they there never was a cause more popular, not only in come to hand, without pretending to any farther Belgium, but throughout the Continent. knowiedge than what appears on the face of the l'eport. The vicinity of Gibraltar to Cadiz, and The quantity of cotton exported from Bominformation through that channel, being nearly bay to various parts of the world, from the twenty days later than the Boston arrival, inclines us first of January, 1918, to the first o January, to attach most credit to the former statement

1819, including the ships that siled in the namely: that the treaty was not signed as late as

first eleven days of the present year, is as the 28th of May last; this conjecture is fully con firmed by a reference to the respective accounts.

follows: By a private channel we learn, that the bearer of To China and England, Bales-153,900 a copy of the treaty, dispatched by the Chevalier To America, in 19 ships,

23,000 De Onis, via Lisbon, reached Madrid nearly ten

To the Isle of France

5,500 days prior to Mr. Forsyth, who arrived at that city To France, in 9 ships,

10,009 on the 13th of May, so that it is preity certain the To Portugal, in 7 shins,

11,000 treaty had been in possession of the Spanish govern To Penang, and the Eastward,

500 ment, at least a fortnight, without receiving the sanction of the king; however, this delay is compa

Total 238,909 tively trifling, when we reflect on the ceremonious punctillio of the Spanish court, that always stand in the way of every tling like dispatch in diplomatic treal, are so be sent to Chambly, St. Jolins, and

The 37th Regiment now stationed at Nonmatters.

Though we are not disposed to doubt the ulti. Isle aux Noix, and the 76th are expected here mate ratification of the treaty, we cannot help re. from Quebec to relieve them. It is repored marking that, the host of disappointed grantees, is that a party of Engineers are to go to Isle aux whose land claims will be excluded by the provi. | Noix to put the works at that post in a comsions of the present treaty, which added to foreign ||plete state of repair. interference, might muster a pretty formidable op. position, and create serious scruples in the weak heads of Ferdinand's ministry, quite sufficient

HOME AFFAIRS. to clefer, on very plausible pretexts, the immediate ratification of this treaty. However, these are

Kaskaskin, Illinois, June 16.—The commissioners merely suggestions: We are in daily expectation appointed at the last session of the legislature for of soinething definitive on this head.

selecting a scite for the permanent seat of govern

ment for this state, agreeably to the act of congress, Gen. Savary lately challenged a young the discharge of their duties. They made the

met about the first of this mon:h, and entered upon French marine officer at Smyrna, for making following selection for the above purpose : In town, some remarks against Napoleón; the challengeship 6 north, range one east, sections 8, 9, 16 ani! was accepted; but Savary, on account of the 17; and named the new seat of governments lunyouth of the officer, thought it best not to dalia. fight, but to cane him, and accordingly did it Exports of Ohio.-On Saturday last, there were very soundly.

received in the port of Buffalo Creek, by arrivals

from the state of Ohio, between 1,300 and 1,400 A letter has been addressed to the Secreta. // bushels of grain, principally corn and oats. That ry at Lloyd's, by A. Andrade, esq the Vice part of the state of Onio bordering on Lake Erie,

has furnished us this season with considerable flour, Consul of Portugal, Brazil and Algarves, sta-grain, potatoes, lake fish, hickory nuts, (a new ar. ring that a Iruce for two years having been ticle of comperce) some pork, &c. It must matesigned, on the 12th April last, between the rially affect the prosperity of an agricultural peoKingdom of Portugal and Regency of Tunis, bread stuff's from a distance. Should the present

ple, who are under the necessity of obtaining their hostilities between the iwo States had ceased, prove a propitiouis season, we hope this imputation and their former relations were established for may not hereafter rest upon our farmers in this the above mentiened period.

country.

CHARLESTON, Va July 7.-Jarvesting commencel Before the end of the summer, says a London in this neighborhood about the 1st inst. We are paper, it is computeal that upwarıls of ten thousand glad to staie that the crops are uncozimonly abunbronps will be shipped from Ireland to fight against II dant throughout.

ITALY.

PORTUGAL.

HOLLAND,

NEW HAMPSHTRE MILITIA.

Tue COMET, whose appearance ii. a N. N. W. direction, we mentioned last week, was not noticed in From the N. H Patriot.-From the return of the Philadelphia until Sunday evening. It is visible adjutant general, made on the 1st day of January every evening until 10 o'clock, when it sets below last, we gather the following information of the thie horison. The approach of a Comet, and we pre state of the militia of our state : suine the same that is now visible, was discovered Division and brigade staff -3 divisions, 6 brigades, by the Philosophers of Germany, by the aid of a tele | 3 major generals, 3 division inspectors, 3 division scope, in the month of April last.

quarter masters, 6 brigadier generals, 6 brigade ma. in New Haven it was first seen on Saturdav even jors and inspectors. ing last. In noticing its appearance, the New Haven Infantry, grenadiers, liglu in fantry. and riflemen.Journal thus remarks "The disk was unusually || 38 regiments and the same number of coloneis, lieu. bright, and well defined; equalling in lustre any fix. tenant colonels, majors, a ljutants, sergeant majors, ed star of the first magnitude. In consequence oil quarter master se rjeants, 35 quarter masters and 35 the presence of the moon, and its nearness to the pay masters, 37 surgeons, 33 surgeon's mates, 345 sun and the horison, the whole length of the train companies, 238 captains, 336 lieutenanis, 33 ensigns, must bave been considerably greater than it appear. || 74 drum and fife majors, 1,265 sergeants, 840 drum. ed on Saturday and Sunday evening. It was weli mers, fifers and briglers; 19,715 privates-aggre. defined, however, 10 the distance of a degree ani a gate 22,276. half from the disk: and on a close iuspection, some Cavalry -33 captains and companies, 64 lieuien. traces of light were discernable at the distance of || ants, 33 cornets, 132 sergeants, 64 trumpeters-ag. 212 degrees. It is now in the breast of the Lynx; || gregate 1,753 but it has been visible too short a time, to warrant Artillery. -32 captains and companies, 63 lieuten. any conjecture concerning the rate or direction of ants, 118° sergeants, 64 drummers and liters, 862 its future notions.

privates-aggregate 1,139. “ The following results concerning its present po- Arms, Accoutrements, &c.—37,210 muskets, 37,sition in the heavens, are reduced from observations | 177 bayonets, 16,550 cartridge boxes and belts, made on the evening of July 4th.

15,152 bayonet scabbards and belts, 11,952 brushes Right ascension at 9 h 6 m. 7 s. 103 d. 58 m. and picks, 38.170 spare flints, 37,570 ball cartridges, Declination north,

45 d. 17 1 2 m. 11,000 loose balls, 13,200 pounds of powder, 13,200 Angular distance from the sun, 22 d. 23 1 2 m pounds of rifle powder, 1,733 horseman's pistols, Time of setting,

10 h. 12 m. 58 s P. M. 2,941 swords, 2941 sword scabbards and belts, Time of rising,

1 h. 51 m. 42 s. A. M. 10,107 ki:apsacks, 9,205 canteens, 8,259 haversacks, " Till tbe opposition of the moon, the most favora: 1 537 drums, 570 tifes, 32 bugles or trumpets, 2 brass ble time for viewing the comet, will be in the morn-4 pounders, 32 brass 3 pounders, 15 iron 6 pound. ing between the hours of 2 and 3 30. On this morn- ers, 2 iron 9 pounders, 2 iron 24 pouuders, 4 iron ing (July 5tit) its appearance; in consequence of the 32 pounders, 49 sponges and rammers, 50 ladles and absence of the moon, was much more extended that I worms; 41 trail handspikes, 42 lead aprons, 62 am. last evcoing.”

munition boxes, 22 timbrils or powder carts, 33 The slip Octavia, Pest, lately arrived at Sagg || setis barness, 3,006 round of shot and shells. Harbor, wiil 1800 barrels oil, to S. & B. Hunting, No returns having been received froin the sefrom the coast of Patagonia. Captain l'ost reportscond brigade, that is not included in the foregoing thout wlialemen in general have not done very well calculation. the last season, owing to the boisterous weather: St. Louis, July 16. Arrived on the 91h many of the ships have left the bariks with only 300 || inst. the Western Engineer, Major Long, bbls oil.

Maj. Biddle, Mr. Graham, Mr. Swiit, Dr. JesA few days since, says the correspor:dent of a N. X. sup, Dr. Say, Dr. Baldwin, Mr. Ptal, Mr. Sey. paper; 1 visited Swartwout's meadows, at liuboken and Newark, and was much gratified to find nearly

mour. four thousand acres in a way of being completely re

A description of this beautiful little boat has claimed from a sunken salt wearlow. Thirteen been given to the public. hundred acres are drv. luxuriant, and in a stale of

Her equipoent is at once calculated to at. flourishing cultivation. I found corn, r') e, oals, whea: grass, garden vegetables, &c. growing in abundance.tract and to awe the savage. Objects pleas. i deem the improvement of these meadows one of

ing and terrifying are at once before him-ar. the greatest works on this continent. Fiere are se willery- the fag of the republic-portraits of ven or eight miles of stupendous enibankments, six- a while man and an Indian shaking handsteen feet wide at the boltom and five or six fee: lihe calmet of peace-a sword then the ap high. I an informed that the proprietors liave made parent monster with a painted vessel on his inore than one hundred miles of diich. Nothing like this has ever been done in the United States back, the sides gaping with port holes, Ncurly 100) cows are now kept upon these meadows and bristling with guns Taken all through, which, five years ago, were sunken, dre:ry marshes, and without intelligence of her composition so soft and spungy, that a man could not stand upon and design, it would require a daring savage them-Three huncired cows could be kept here, and

10 approuch and accost her with Hamlet's the milk laily brought to this city. A Rattle-snake about 5 or 6 years old was

speech-killed in Weston, N. Y. on the 25th June by

- Be thou a spirit of health, or goblin damned, Mr. John Bradley, and on opening it two

- Bring with thee airs from heaven, or blasts from

hell, large red Squirrels were taken from it, en

- Pelny intents wicked, or charitable, tirely ung istricated, and apparently but just Thou com'st in such a questionable shape takes

- That I will speak to thee.".

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No. 3.]

CITY OF WASHINGTON, JULY 17, 1819.

(Vol. VIII.

Published, every Saturday, by JONATHAN Elliot, at five dollars per annum--payable in advance.

has so strongly excited our sympathies, as Contents of this No. of the National Register. the wonderful but unfortunate Chatterton,

whose life we shall endeavour briefly to ORIGINAL.-Remarks, &c. on Chatterton the Poet, 33-Edi

sketch, for the gratification of such of our tor's Cabinet, 48.

readers as may not have had an opportunity SELECTED-Miscellany-Mad. De Stael's Portrait of the Marquis de la Fayette, 37-New Custom-House, at Calcutta, 39

to become acquainted with his history: -American Literature, 40-Evans' description of an Ame- Thomas CHATTERTON was born at Bristol, rican Eagle, 41. Astronomy-Solar Spots, 38— The Co- in England, Nov. 20th, 1752, of obscure pamet. 39. South America-Venezuela and New Grenada, 42. Foreign Affairs--France, Germany, Portugal, Italy, || half had been the sextons of St. Mary Red

rents. His ancestors for a century and a Sweeden, &c. &c. 43. Home Affairs-Various Items, 46.

cliffe's Church, and his father, in addition to this, as it were hereditary employment, taught a free school in Bristol

Vours Chatturtdir In the present dearth of political intelligence, received no other education than what be we conceive it will not be considered unacceptable. I could pick up at a charitable seminary, called

St. Augustine, in his native city; his faoccasionally, to introduce scientific and literary es- ther having dierl pithor bofore or immediatesays, for the sake of variety, and to suit the several | ly after his birth, and his mother being too

poor tastes of our readers. In a work like the Register, this school he learned merely reading, wri

to send him to any other school. In a melange of this kind, will we believe be attended ting and arithmetic, which constitnted the

whole circle of his literary attainments. In with amusement as well as instruction, and cannot

1767 Chatterton became an apprenticed clerk be displeasing to any, however devoted he may be to an attorney of Bristol, with whom he conto the mere study of political science. Variety istinued for a few years; which seem to have

been principally employed in reading, acthe charm of life—and to our young readers, we quiring knowledge, and preparing those pro

ductions, which he ascribed to Rowley, and know it must, and will, he acceptable.

which, afterwards, became the subject of so REMARKS, &c. ON CHATTERTON THE POET. much controversy, and such general interest, lectual, as well as physical prodigies. His which he laboured, he had gone through 70 The Deity has sometimes produced intel-among men of letters. Before the age of

twelve, with all the disadvantages under designs are mysterious and inscrutable; but vols. of history and divinity, and had atwe do not doubt that his object, though | tempted the strength of his poetical being in shrouded from our view, is wise and benefi-| the composition of some verses which indicent. Some men have appeared, like me- cated future excellence, and evinced a conteors, to blaze for a moment and vanish for sciousness of superior merit. He thus alever-their career has been too short, and ludes to himself in his “ perhaps too unfortunate, to render their

ef- which he ascribes to Rowley,–

Story of Canyinge," forts so beneficial to the world, as the

powo ers with which they were gifted would in

“ In all his sheepen gambols and child's play, duce us to anticipate. We may, indeed, re

At every merry making, fair or wake, gret the termination of a life which has only I kenn'd a purple light of wisdom's ray; extended to a few years, and which gave

He ate down learning, with the wastle cake.

As wise as any of the aldermen, promises of great usefulness to society-but

He'd wit enough to make a mayor at ten.” could we remove the veil of futurity and see the chain of events which were to follow,

Chatterton is described by his sister as we would immediately recognize the wisdom having been gloomy, from the time he began and the mercy ot that being before whom it to learn, till he commenced his poetical lais our duty to bow, with the most profound bours, when he became more cheerful. Beatand deep-felt sense of reverence and submis- tie, in his beautiful Minstrel, has painted a sion.

real, and not an imaginary Edwin. 'The folAmong the intellectual curiosities that lowing lines will apply with peculiar aptihave figured, for a few short years, on the tude to this extraordinary child, at this.pe. theatre of the world, we know of none that Iriod:

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