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ALL SOULS. (Nov. 2.)

NEW HISTORICAL WORK. In Catholic countries, on the eve and Authentic Memoirs of the Revolution day of All Souls, the churches are bung in France and the Sufferings of the Roywith black ; the tombs are opened ; al Family ; deduced chiefly from Aca coffin covered with black, and sur- counts by Eye-witnesses. 8vo. 10s. 6d. rounded with wax lights, is placed in the work of this kind must prove at all times nave of the church, and, in one corner, pilation, it ioculcates a powerfu

seasonable, for although no more than a comfigures in wood, representing the souls states and individuals, teaching the one to of the deceased, are halfway plunged into

way nunced into guard against innovations, and the other to

cherish those principles of moral and political the flames.

daty which are the great security of public LORD MAYOR'S DAY. (nov.9.) and private happiness. We remember to har

seen attempts made to abolish the commemoThe word mayor, comes from the ration

ne word mayor, comes troili the ration of the thirtieth of January in this counantient English maier, able or potent, of try, and there are many in France who, no the verb may or can. King Richard I. doubt, would be equally willing that the me

i morial of their sanguinary revolution should A. D. 1189, first changed the bailiffs of be buried in oblivion. But if history be phiLondon into Mayors; by whose ex. losophy, teaching by example, the minute reeample, others were afterwards appointed.

nnointed ords of such atrocities cannot be too faithful

ly preserved, and prominently exhibitei, to A very splendid banquet is on these the view of successive generations, that mea occazions provided at Guildhall, at the may learn to avoid that spirit of discontent

which has enabled the crafty and turbulent to expense of the Lord Mayor and Sherifts, overturu monarchies and evslave the people, and about 1300 persons, male and fe- The present volume, which is very judiciously male, sit down to dinner.*

abstracted from the most authentic sources, contains a luminous, affecting, and candid

narrative of the bistory of revolutionary Know ye the land where the leaf of the myrtle

France, particularly of the unparalleled sulIs bestowed on good livers in eating sublime ? ferings of the virtuous Louis and his family. Where the rage for fat ven'son, and love of the

NEW PROPIIETESS. turtle, Preside o'er the realms of an Epicore clime? Constunce, (Grand Duchy of Baden) Know ye the land where the juice of the vine Aug. 8.--It appears that Madame KroMakes Alderinen learned, and Bishops divine ? dner has been refus d permission to reside Where each Corporation, deep flushed with in the kingdom of Wurteniberg. Alter

its bloom, Waxes fat o'er the eyes of the claret's per- having harangued the Jews at Gallingen fume?

and Bandegy, whom she declared to be Thick spread is the table with choicest of fruit, ha And the voice of the Reveller never is mute:

· the peculiar people of God, she arrived

i Their ricb robes, tho'varied, in beauty may vie,

here. Not being allowed to remain here Yet the purple of Bacchus is deepest in dye:

? above 21 hours, she proceeded, on the 'Tis the clime of the East---the return of the sun ist of August, to one of the cantons of Looks down on the deeds which his children Thurgovia. She there awaits the answer have done :

of the Government of St. Gall, from Then wild is the note, and discordant the yell, which she had solicited permission to When, reeling and staggering, they hiccup establish herself in that canton. While

Farewel. * The charges of the public dinners on this expecting it, her missionaries preach at day commonly amount to 10,0001. sterl. Houb, sometimes in the fields, calling

the baroness a prophetess. She herself THE OSTRICH.

preaches with all the enthusiasm of an In the thirty-pinth chapter of Job, ardent and fanatic spirit. She distributes there is a most beautiful description of every day bread, and some hundreds of the ostrich. They had at that time ob- measures of economical soup. Her served the manner in which the female adherents receive them on their knees ostrich abandons her brood to the natur. like a gili from God. Hrordinary suite al heat of the sand : • She is hardened is composed of about forty persons; against her young ones, us though ihey among whon are remarked, Madame de were not her's. Her lubour is in rain; Berekeim, two Protestant ministers, and without fear, because God luth deprive a lame woman, who has brought her a ed her of wisdom ; neither hus he im- contribution of 10,000 forins. lier parted to her understanding. What adherents are in the habit of saying, “We time she lifleth up her head on high, she call no one ; but those who are the elect scornelh the horse unel his rider.' .. of God will follow us."~ Puno.

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From Ackerman's Repository.

MEMOIR OF THOMAS MOORE, ESQ. P VERY age has characteristics pe- English verse, with notes. Hence, in

culiar to itself, by which it is dis- the vocabulary of fashion, he has since tinguished from preceding times, and in generally been designated by the appel. which it is described to posterity. The lation of Anacreon Moore; and it is British nation at this day exhibits an likely he will retain this appellation until anomalous mixture of puritanic strictness his name be no longer remembered. So on the one hand, and of polished licen- early as his twelfth year he appears to tiousness on the other. While one there- have meditated on this performance, fore, perhaps under a serious apprehen- which, if a free one, is confessed by sion of the decline of national morality, is many to be a fascinating version of his strenuously occupied in reprobating and favourite burd. This work is introduced resisting the depravity of modern man- by an admirable Greek ode from the ners, another appears no less determined pen of the translator, and is dedicated to assert what he regards as the cause of with permission to his Royal Highness liberal and enlightened society. The the Prince Regint. It was published subject of this sketch may be considered first in a quarto volume; it now appears as belonging to the latter class.

in two small volumes, and has attained Thomas Moore is the only son of Mr. the eighth edition. Before the second John Moore, who was formerly a res- edition of his translation was sent to the pectable merchant, and who still resides press, Mr. Moore made considerable at Dublin, Thomas was born about the additions. “ Among the epigrams of year 1780. His infantine r'ays seem to the Anthologia,says he on this occahave left the most agreeable impressions sion, “there are some panegyrics on oa his memory. In an epistle to his el- Anacreon, which I had translated and dest sister, dated Nov. 1803, and write originally intended as a kind of coronis ten froin Norfolk in Virginia, he has re- to the work; but I found upon considtraced the delight of their childhood, and eration, that they wanted variety. I described the pure endearments of home, shall take the liberty, however, of subwith great felicity. Under Mr. White joining a few, that I may not appear to of Dublin,a gentleman extensively known have totally neglected those elegant triand respected, and whose worth as an butes to the reputation of Anacreon.” instructor has been justly commemorated Assuming the surname of Lillie*, our in a sonnet addressed to him by his author committed to the world in 1801 pupil, which appeared in a periodical a volume of original poems, chiefly iniscellany entitled the Anthologia Hiber- amatory. It has experienced a rapid nica, young Moore acquired the rudi- sale. Of the contents of this publicas ments of an excellent education. He tiou it is impossible to speak in terms of was afterwards removed in due course unqualified approbation. Many of the of time to Trinity College, in the same poeins exhibit strong marks of gedius, city. Moore was greatly distinguished and some of them may be perused withwhile a collegian, by an enthusiastic out exciting any asperity; while others, attachment to his country and the socia- it cannot be denied, are too much tinged bility of his disposition. On the 19th with licentiousness to allow the writer of November, 1799, he was entered a to assert, that he has produced “na meinber of the Honourable Society of line, which dying he would wish to blot.” the Middle Terple, where he, as is Towards the autumn of 1803 Mr. usual, kept his terms, &c.

Moore embarked for Bermuda, where In the year 1800, and consequently * The stature of Moore is somewhat under when he had not completed the twenty- the common size, and it was this diminutivepess first of his age, he published his transla. which occasioned a certain vocal persoriner

to designate him under the name of her tions of the Odes of Anacreon into Pocket Apollo.

vol. 2.]

Memoirs of Thomus Moore, Esq.


he had obtained the appointment of almost all from revolutionary motives, Register to the Admiralty. This was a have contributed their share to the patent place, and of a description so un- diffusion of this flattering misconcepsuitable to his temper of mind, that he tion. A visit to the country is, howsoon found it expedient to fulfil the ever, quite sufficient to correct even the duties of it by the medium of a deputy, most enthusiastic prepossessions.” with whom, in consideration of circum- The feelings with which our author stances, he consented to divide the profits first visited America, and the opinaccruing from it. These, however, proved ions which he had formed when he to be wholly unworthy of Mr. Moore's quitted it, are. finely expressed in his serious attention. “Though curiosity epistle to his sister Katherine. Norfolk therefore,” says he, “ was certainly not was the place from which bis poetical the motive of my voyage to America, epistle was sent, and also the place first yet it happened that the gratification of visited by him; and here, in the friendcuriosity was the only advantage which ship of George Morgan, Esq. a gentleI derived from it.” From England to man who was attached to our conNew-York, in bis way to Bermuda, he sulate, and that of Colonel Hamilto:, had the gratification of associating with the consul, he sought and found some Mr. Merry, the British envoy, who sailed relief from his chagrin and disappointwith him in the Phaeton frigate. “Having ment. “The college of William and remained about a week at New-York," he Mary at Williamsburgh,” continues continues, " where I saw Madame Jerome Mr. Moore, “ gave me but a melancholy Bonaparte, and felt a slight shock of an idea of the republican seats of learning. earthquake, the only things that par- That contempt for the elegances of ticularly awakened my attention, I education which the American demosailed again in the Boston for Norfolk, crats affect, is no where more grossly whence I proceeded on my tour north- conspicuous than in Virginia. The men ward through Williamsburgh, Richmond, who look to advancement, study rather &c. I went to America with preposses. to be demagogues than politicians, and as sions by no means unfavourable, and every thing that distinguishes from the indeed rather indulged in many of those multitude is supposed to be invidious illusive ideas with respect to the purity and unpopular, the levelling system is of the government, and the primitive applied to education, and it has had all happiness of the people, which I had the effect which its partizans could early imbibed in my native country, desire, by producing a most extensive where unfortunately discontent at home egnality of ignorance. The Abbé too often enhances every distant tempta- Raynal, in his prophetic admonitions to tion; and the western world has long the Americans, directing their attention been looked on as a retreat from imagi- very strongly to learned establishments, pary oppression, as the elysian Atlantis, says, When the youth of a country where persecuted patriots might find are depraved, the nation is on the detheir wishes realized, and be welcomed cline. I know not what the Abbé by kindred spirits to liberty and repose. Raynal would pronounce of this nation I was completely disappointed in every now, were he alive to know the morals flattering expectation I had formed. of the young students at Williamsburgh." Such romantic works as The American These strictures, however warranted, Farmer's Letters, and Imlay's* Account roused the resentment of some American of Kentucky, would seduce us into a writers, whose tirades Mr. Moore's belief, that innocence, peace, and freedom good sense will know how to appreciate: had deserted the rest of the world, for yet he does not forget the kind reception Martha's Vineyard and the banks of he met with at Philadelphia in the the Ohio. The French travellers too, society of Mr. Dennie ; and his friends,

T he trusts,will not accuse him of illiberality * Imlay, a man who has rendered himself notorious by his ungenerous desertion of the for the picture which he has given, of celebrated Mrs. Wolstonecraft, afterwards the ignorance and corruption that Mrs. Godwin..--See her Life written by her surround them.. . husband, and her Letter to Imlay. ATN EN EUM. Vol. 2.

Seven days were passed by Mr. Moore

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Memoirs of Madame de Staël.

(vol. 2.

in his passage from Norfolk in Virginia leisure, in trips from this to the sister to Bermuda, the place of his original country, the exhilaration of the tables of destination, which he reached early in fashion and conviviality, and the exertion 1804. His farewell to Bermuda has of his literary talents. The following is been long before our readers. He sailed a list of his productions, as given in the aboard the Boston frigate, in company Biographical Dictionary of Living with the Cambrian and Leander; they Authors :--The Odes of Anacreon,

eparated in a few days, and the Boston, eighth edition-A Candid Appeal to after a short cruise, proceeded to New Public Confidence, &c.—Poems by the York. He was sixteen days sailing from late Thomas Little A Letter to the Quebec to Halifax, and in October 180+ Roman Catholics of Dublin-Interceptquitted Halifax on his return to England, ed Letters, or the Two-penny Postin the Boston frigate, commanded by Bag, by Thomas Brown the younger; his friend Captain Douglas, whom he of this work there have been fourteen has highly eulogized for his attention editions—M. P. or the Blue Stocking, a during the voyage. After an absence of comic operam and Poems from Camoens, about fourteen months from Europe, he Mr. Moore completed the translation of had the felicity of realizing that scene of Sallust which had been left unfinished domestic endearment which bis imagina. by Arthur Murphy, Esq. and superintion had so fondly pictured: since which tended the printing of thọ work for the time Mr. Moore has indulged in learned purchaser, Mr. Carpenter.


From the Monthly Magazine. To speak of the literary celebrity of pursued her, and never proffered her

1 Madame de Staël, of the elevated mouth a word : never did her pen trace talent which distinguished her, of all the one single line which was not worthy of talent which placed her among the first the cause for which she suffered. writers of the age, would be to speak of The authority which reigned in France, things known to all France and to all however, redoubled the vexatious meas, Europe ; to speak of her generous opin- ures against her. Exile was not suffiions, her love for liberty, her confidence cient; insulation was destined for her ; in the powers of intelligences and of ino- and the master of the world, seated on rality, confidence which bonours the soul the first throne of the universe, observed, which experiences it, would be, perhaps, with a suspicious eye those who dared to in the midst of still agitated parties, to go and see a woman whom he had ban. provoke ill-disposed impressions ; that ished to a habitation out of France, Madwhich I would paint, that which all her ame de Staël, miore inquieted for her friends would still find a painful pleasure friends than for herself, resolved, not to describe, if a profound affliction does without long hesitations and lively regrets, not rather lead all who have cherished to put herself out of the reach of that hosher to refuse themselves all kinds of con- tile power. She could not, in all Eusolation, is that bounty, that nobility, rope, find a refuge, but among the enethat constant elevation of sentiment, that mies of the man who drove her from her warmth of friendsip, that pity, that re- country. But, in accepting, in spite of spect for infirmity, that ardour to plead herself, this asylum, she did not, for an the cause of the oppressed, that power of instant forget her country. . affection, in fine, which cast on the lives For three years she has enjoyed that of all who approached her a charm, France-the object, in her family, of an which it impossible to re-place, and the hereditary love; she had obtained from loss of which they know not how they will the king, for whom she always preserved be able to support.

a profound gratitude, the restitution of Exiled twelve years, Madame de Staël the sacred deposit, confided by M. Neckhas marked that long and paintul period er to the national faith. Still young, hy useful and noble works. She refused length of days were promised her. Sickher homage to the unjust force which ness, pain, anguish, death, after five

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months of almost uninterrupted sufferings, of the parish, M. Bernaud, pronounced have torn her from those from whom she re- in the chapel of Coppet, over the coffin, a ceived happiness, and to whom she gave it. religious discourse, extracted in a great

All those who had relations with her, degree from the sermons of M. Necker, have retained thereof indelible impres- A solemn silence reigned among the sions. No one unfortunate ever approach- spectators while the procession moved ed her without being relieved ; no one towards the enclosure of the tomb. afflicted witbout being consoled ; no one proscribed without finding an asylum; no Original Letter of Madame de Staël, to one oppressed without her pleading his

Talma, July 1809. cause ; no superior wit, without being Do not believe that I am like Madame captivated by her ; no man in power, Milord, to crowo you at the most paand who merited that power, without re- thetic moment; but, as I cannot comcognizing and respecting her ascendancy. pare you but to yourself, I must tell you, No one could pass an hour without Talma, that yesterday you surpassed giving that hour a separate place in his perfection and even imagination. “With memory; and her life was necessary to all its faults," there is in this piece (Hamthose who had known her, even when let,) stronger tragic elements than ours, they no longer saw her.

and your talent appeared to me, in the On Saturday, the 26th of July, 1817, character of Hamlel, like unto the genius the remains of Madame de Staël arrived of Shakspeare, (but without his inequaliat Coppet, in a carriage hung with black, ties, without his familiar jests,) as altoge. accompanied by M. de Staël and M. W. ther that wbich is most noble on the earth. de Schlegel. The 28th had been ap. That natural profoundness, those quespointed for depositing the coffin in the tious on our common destiny, in presence mausoleum where M. and Madame of that crowd who will die, and who Necker were interred. It is a square seemed to listen to you as the oracle of building of black marble, in the midst of fate ; that apparition of the ghost, more shrubbery enclosed with walls, where terrific in your looks than under the most Madame de Staël was accustomed to fearful forms; that profound melancholy, take her solitary walks. Over the door that voice, those sentiment-betraying of the tomb is a basso-relievo, the design looks, a character beyond all human proof which had been furnished to the sculp- portions : all this is admirable, thrice adtor by Madame de Staël herself. She is mirable; my friendship for you enters represented in it on her knees, weeping for nothing in this emotion, the most proover the sarcophagus of her parents, who found which, in my life the arts ever appear holding out their hands to her caused me. I love you in the closet, in from Heaven. Her last wish was, that characters where you are your own peer ; her asbes should be united with theirs. but, in this character of Hamlet, such an The members of the Municipal Body of enthusiasm do you inspire inc with, that the Commune of Coppet requested to be you are no longer yourself; I am no longthemselves the bearers of the coffin, de- er myself; it is a collection of poetical siring thus to pay a mark of respect to looks,accents,and gesticulations, to which the memory of one who had rendered no writer ever yet elevated himself. herself dear to them by her kindnesses. Adieu ; pardon my having written to The greater number of the State Coun- you when I expect you at one o'clock in sellors of the Canton of Geneva were the day, and at eight in the evening; but, present at this melancholy and affecting if the established rules of society had not ceremony. The Duke de Noailles bad forbidden me, I am not certain whether come from Rolle with the same intention, I should not have mustered up courage The procession was very numerous, for, enough to have gone myself and given besides the relatives and friends of Mad- you that crown which is due to such a ame de Staël, most of the principal in- talent, more than to any other ; for you habitants of Geneva and its enviroos has- are not an actor, but a man who exalts tened there with eagerness. Persons of human nature in giving us a new idea of ail ages and all classes collected in crowds it. Answer me not, but love me for my to see the procession pass. The pastor admiration.

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