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Haven, 1700-1766, New Haven, 1776; &c. ; Proceedings in the case of Maj. Gen. Dissertation Man's Fall, Ephrata, Arnold, Philada., 1779 ; Thoughts on the Penna., 1765. $30.00.
Causes of the Present Discontents, London, The Curse of Cowardice, Sermon
1770; Observations on ditto, London, Preached to the Hanover County Militia of 1770 ; Proceedings, &c., Relative to the Virginia, London, 1758; Extracts from a Robbery of the Eastern Treasury, BurlingLetter to the President of Congress, by Hon. ton, 1772; First Measures Necessary to be Arthur Lee, in Answer to a Libel by Silas Taken in the American Department, LonDeane, Williamsburgh, 1779; Confiscation don, 1968; Common Sense, London, 1775; of British Property, Annapolis, 1779; Chatham's Speech, London, 1775, and 4 Cunningham's Case of the Whigs who Loaned
others. $48.00. their Money on the Public Faith, and others. The collection (400 lots) included the $10.00.
usual number of works in general literature, A Brief State of the Province of Penn- but none of sufficient interest for mention. sylvania, 1755; Reminiscences of Old Gloucester, Philada., 1845; Memory of
The most important sale of the coming James Grahame Vindicated, and others. $6.
season will be that of the LIBRARY OF John Washington's Familiar Letters, New
A. Rice, Esq, for notice of which see elseYork, 1796; Washington's First Campaign, where in the Bibliopolist. The sale will Pittsburg, 1848; O. Rich's Catalogue for probably occur toward the end of February 1837; Journal of Charles Carroll, Baltimore,
or beginning of March. The catalogue, 1845, and others. $5.00.
now in preparation, will occupy about 300 Congress Circulars, 1779–1783; Tryal oct
octavo pages, advance sheets of which will of John Peter Zenger of New York, Printer, be mailed to distant points on application who was lately Tried and Acquitted for
to J. SABIN AND Sons. Publishing a Libel against the Government, London, 1738; Bibliothéque Américaine,
Bachelin-Deflorenne will sell in Paris, on Paris, -; Proceedings of a Board of January 24th and five following days, the
LIBRARY General Officers held by Order of General
THE MARQUIS D'ASTORAGA, Washington, respecting Major John André, Compte d’Altamira, Duc de Lesa, etc.; Philada., 1780, and others. $45.00.
consisting of MSS. of the XIIth to the XVih Proceedings Respecting the Insurgents,
centuries, books printed on vellum, rare
mathematical and fine art volumes, and some 1794, Philada., 1795 ; Trial of William Blount, 1797 ; Wolcott's Address, Boston,
books on the Indies and America. 1802 ; Rutledge's Defence against Calumny, T. O. Weizel, Leipzig, will sell, by auc1803; and Hamilton and Reynolds, 1797. tion, March 7 and following days, “ Biblio$18.00.
thèque de feu Mr. le Dr. C. F. Ph. de Bill in the Chancery of New Jersey, at Martius,” author of "Flora Brasiliensis," the Suit of Robt. Barclay against Wm., “Historia Naturalis Palmarum,” etc. The Earl of Stirling, and others, Burlington, catalogue contains 3180 lots, consisting 1773 ; Bill in the Chancery of New Jersey, chiefly of works on Natural History--Botany at the Suit of John Hunt against Wm., Earl being the specialty. of Stirling, and others, Philada., 1767; Plea and Answer to ditto, New York, 1770;
Messrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, of Letters from Governor Bernard, Gen. Gage, London, are preparing catalogues of two and His Majesty's Council for Massachusetts interesting collections ; first, a private colBay, Boston, 1969; Trial between Camp- ond, the Shakespearian library of H. o.
lection of Early English Typography ; sec beli' Craig and Richard, Earl of Anglesey, Halliwell, the commentator. This last colLondon, 1744, and 2 others, 1 vol. folio, half bound. $46.00.
lection contains the finest known copy of the • Chacham's Plan for Settling the Troubles
third folio edition of Shakespeare. Both in America, J. Almon, London, 1775;
sales will occur early in the season. Treaty of Amity and Commerce, Philada., Messrs. Leavitt, Strebeigh & Co. are pre1778; Conference between the Commissa - paring a catalogue of an extensive collection ries of Massachusetts and New York at New of “ Americana,” to be sold in February or Haven, 1767, Boston, 1768 ; Motions made March. Some rare American imprints will in the House of Commons, March 27, 1775, make the sale an interesting and important one.
It is a
“ THE NOSEGAY.”-A Satire. sion cunning and sensual. Grady had its
ugliness and evilness heightened, without The subject of the satire called “The
impairing the correctness of the likeness, Nosegay," was B-, a profligate and vil- With half-closed eyes and protruding tongue, lain, who, expelled from the society of this portrait of B- had a most repulsive London and Paris, sought a new career of look. In the other pictures—which, by the villainy in Ireland. B. had amassed enormous
way, are copper-plate, and very well done wealth by gaming, and after some years' -the likeness of him is preserved. One of residence in Ireland became a banker.
them portrays the scene in Miles' Club. In 1810, Tom Grady applied to B- Another, B—as a fox escaping from the for a loan of £1300, offering good security. chastening hand of Nellie Casack, a peasant The transaction was completed, and B- girl celebrated for her beauty and good luck let Grady have the money for two years, in life; and the third represents him alone At the end of that time he suddenly and at midnight in the agony of a horrid vision. uncivilly demanded it. He was too wealthy Spectres and infernal shapes are around his to be in any strait for a sum so moderate, bed, and seem about to carry him off body and it is likely he called it in with the ab- and soul to the place of torment. rubtness he did in retaliation for some freely picture well conceived and well drawn. uttered sarcasm of Grady's. The money | Grady dedicated his satire to Tom Moore. was at once repaid, and the two men quar- It contains many passages of violent sarcasm, reled. Grady revenged himself on B written in a style which is sufficiently vigorby saying bitter things of him, and the feud
ous, and which Irishmen think worthy of between them grew deadly. B
Pope or Swift. first to use pen in it. Gentlemen of Limer
The poem supposes a court of justice, ick and the metropolis continually received before which B- summoned for trial : anonymous letters, in which the character
Come, 20000—for tardy justice takes her seat, of Grady was assailed, and there can be no Convicted usurer! convicted cheat ! doubt but that B - was the author of In every mischief, actor or abettor, them. At length a foul lampoon appeared,
Self-vaunted infidel, and tampering traitor, in which Grady was charged with robbing
In daring prim—in principle unbuckled;
Reluctant subject-voluntary cuckold. the poscoffice and murdering his nephew.
The lampoon was circulated through the The poem then proceeds to paint with post, and respectable witnesses said on their graphic force the crowd of witnesses assemoaths that they had heard a printer named bled for the prosecution. A passage follows Monk acknowledge he had printed it for which will not bear reprinting here. It B-; but when search was afterwards refers to unhappy women seduced by the made for this man, it was discovered that prisoner, and charges him with revolting B- had bribed him to leave Ireland. crimes. The affair at Miles' Club is next Grady sharpened his scalping-knife.
His dwelt upon : revenge was delayed, but it was terrible. It
But see aloft, and near the sheriff's box, took the form of a satirical poem mockingly The black-browed spectre of poor Charles Fox; called The Nosegay. Grady's name as
See, with one hand his angry eyes he rubs,
And in the other holds—the five of clubs, author was on the title-page, and that B
While on the front, in burning letters shines, was the subject of it there could be no mis
Thy wealth and infamy—THE GAME OF QUINZE. take, for he was all but named. It created He thought (for all your bonnet) you played fair, an immense sensation in Irish society, and Nor once supposed a sharper could get there, the first issue of one thousand copies was
Till, to his cost, the sad reverse he found;
In six nights lost you sixty thousand pound ! . bought up in a few weeks. B—- immediately commenced an action
Grady thus alluded to the wretched vicfor libel; but Grady, nothing daunted, tims of B-'s scheming : brought out a second and enlarged edition,
See, round the court some gibbering phantoms glide embellished with a portrait of his enemy, By thee to reason urged, who traitors died. and three other engravings, illustrative of Can none remember when, in ninety-four, the poem. He had contrived to have a
High Treason's standard through the state you bore, sketch made of B-by a practiced hand,
At every post thy darling theme rehearsed,
And manifestoes through the crowd dispersed; and from it a portrait was made. The cast
And, while sedition round your horses smoked, of the man's face was mean,
Your hoarse harsh voice like horrid raven croaked?
and the expres
After secounting all the infamies of his poured brine on his victim's bleeding wounds, victim's life, and distorting the vagaries of and in the dedication to Moore, he says: it into crimes, Grady concludes by arraign- “What apology shall I make you for drawing him for trial, but saves him by a special ing off your mind for a moment from the plea that is as bad as anything in the satire : contemplation of everything that is beauti, I arraign thee on no moderate plan,
ful in the moral and physical world, from The blasted enemy of God and Man;
lovely nymphs on beds of roses, inspiring Of God, whose Majesty you make your sport, bliss and breathing perfume, delighting earth, And coarse and vulgar blasphemies support,
and resembling heaven, to the perusal of a With stupid arguments and impious pride, His son reviled, derided, and denied.
portrait such as mine? It is said of Salvator
Rosa, that his monstrous powers in the deThus far the foe of God—now let me scan
lineation of savage nature were acquired by How stands the dread account 'twixt thee and man, having passed the early part of his life with Is there one evil word you have not spoken? a banditti in the most hideous forests, and Is there one human tie you have not broken? amidst the most formidable mountains; and Is there one vice a stain to moral reason?
if I have any merit in the execution of my Is there a crime from swindling up to treason? Produce the catalogue and let me hear
picture, it is entirely to be attributed to Even one exception in your black career.
having, for a long time, minutely considered Or cake the decalogue and read it through, and deeply studied my original," Is there one line inviolate by you?
Blaid his damages at £20,000. The Is there, through all this wilderness of doom
trial absorbed the public attention. The One virtue found to glimmer o'er the gloom?
foremost men of the Irish Bar were retained
on either side. For B- were three men Thus, justly charged, irrevocably stained,
who afterwards reached the Bench—one of My task is done-and now you stand arraigned.
them is still remembered as a great judge. Culprit, make ready; how will you be tried ? Grady had O'Connell, who was even then God and your country! both you have denied. the chosen leader of a people marching to What! not a word ! how dare you cringe to me?
victory; Burton, afrerwards a judge, and Well, then, I'll save you by a special plea. By Magna Charta, as the law appears,
one of the most famous names of the Irish You must be tried by twelve men of your PEERS ; Bar and Bench; O'Regan, the friend and But if none such why then you may defy all, biographer of Curran, and two other men Elude Grim Justice, and retuse a trial.
of talent. My Lords, how say you? Is not this the law?
Grady's counsel could have taken advan
tage of a blunder of their opponents and had The law is so-you've saved him by a flaw;
the trial stopped, but that would have The objection's fatal, and, howe'er depraved,
baulked him of a full revenge, and though For want of peers the culprit's life is saved.
he ran the risk of ruinous damages, he would But lest, henceforth, the country's peace he vex,
O'Connell, roused by the For SALUS POXULI SUPREMA LEX,
case, delivered a smiting invective against The court awards, he quits forthwith the nation,
B - “I shall follow him,” he said, Under strict rules for instant transportation,
“ from his first ill-omened dawn above the Such sentence once before condemned to meet
horizon, until I show him culminating in his Banished Great Britain-BANISHED AS A CHLAT !
meridian, and emitting thick pestilential No power of money competent to overwhelm The indignant feelings of that moral Realm :
flashes through the darkness that envelopes We cite the precedent so sound and true,
his western career ;” and he did so without And for our character, transport him too.
mercy. The evidence of witnesses from
the county aristocracy and the Clubs of Within his range let Nature all appear
Dublin went to establish as matters of fact A teeming torment, savage, vast, and drear, or of general report, many of the charges Where every noxious growth profanes the ground,
and imputations contained in the satire. And deadly Nightshade spreads her puison round; Where, for the myrtle, eglantine, and rose,
Burton, whose oratory had not the terrors Prime minister of Fate, the upas blows;
of O'Connell's, but was more refined, reAnd while fanged adders nestle in his breast, viewed this evidence in a speech that added Let ravens croak him from reluctant rest,
to his reputation. He described B And panting toads and hissing serpents there "affrighted by his own hideousness, rushing Exult the fiercest horrors of despair.
for relief upon society, and by horrified In the numerous notes to the satire Grady | society thrown back upon himself.”
The judge charged, and the jury, after a graphical curiosity. In the year 1663, New short deliberation, returned a verdict for five England was still a wilderness teeming with hundred pounds, the fortieth part of the a great Indian population, and the struggle sum claimed. Two reports of the trial that for existence was by no means an easy one. were announced were bought up by B To print a pamphlet was an event of imbefore ever they appeared ; but Grady, with portance, yet in the infancy of the Comunconquerable enmity, issued one himself, monwealth the whole Bible was printed at with a searing preface, in which he taunted Cambridge in this strange language, a monhis foe with the poor result of the trial. ument of aboriginal philology which has The charges in the Nosegay, he said, ranged never been equaled, notwithstanding all the from "swindling up to treason,” and were efforts of our missionary societies to christin number about forty. He had, he sup
anize and civilize the Indians for the last posed, proved only thirty-nine of them, and
200 years. for the unproven one the jury had given the The printing of this Bible was begun in fortieth part of the damages demanded; or, 1660, and finished in September, 1663, thus perhaps, it was that they had given the occupying three years. The edition was plaintiff sixpence in the pound on his valua- one thousand copies, of which not more tion of himself! B- on his side enlisted than fifteen are known to be preserved in a mercenary Limerick journal, and through the United States. Twenty copies were it sought to convince the public that the sent to England, in which there was a Dedi. jury knew Grady could not bear heavier cation to CHARLES II. damages than they gave against him.
But this is not all that is remarkable about The Nosegay is now extremely rare. The this Bible. A second edition was called wretched man, whose ill-fame it perpetuated, for, and the whole work was reprinted at had the stock remaining with the publisher Cambridge by Samuel GREENE, the printer at the conclusion of the trial seized under of the first edition, in 1685. The art of an order of the Court of the King's Bench, printing was still in its infancy. The propoand his emissaries destroyed as many copies sition for printing this edition was submitted as they could make out and buy.
to the Commissioners of the United ColoDeath has long since put both the satirist nies of New England for their consideration, and the sinner out of sight, and Time has in 1678-79, by Mr. Eliot, who, among his almost put them out of mind.---From the several appeals, said that King Philip had Springfield Daily Advertiser.
sent to him for books to read.
The work, which was commenced the
following year, proceeded but slowly, as ELIOT'S INDIAN BIBLE.
there was but one man, the Indian printer, From the Providence (R. I.) Journal. who was able to compose the sheets and The sale of a copy of this very rare and cu- correct the proof. In 1684 Mr. Eliot, rious book at auction in New York, for $1,130, writing to Hon. Robert Boyle, says: “We deserves more than the brief notice which have but few hands, one Englishman and a has appeared in our columns. The work is a boy, and one Indian.” It was completed remarkable one, first in being a translation of the following year, and 2,000 copies printed. the whole Bible and the New Testament into The Indian title reads as follows: the language spoken by the Massachusetts “ Mamusse Wunneetupanatamwe up-Biblum God Indians, and accomplished by the one man
nanceowe Wuk ne Testament kah wonk wasku Testaknown as the Apostle John Eliot, who labored
"&c. as a missionary among the Indians for a long The following is the full English title: period. He was many years engaged in the “The Holy Bible : containing the Old Testament labor of translation. It is at all times a task and the New. Translated into the Indian language of great great difficulty to render the Bible and ordered to be printed by the Commissioners of into a foreign language, even if the language
the United Colonies in New-England. At the charge
and with the consent of the Corporation in England is a written one; but in such a language as for the propagation of the Gospel amongst the that of the Indians, which was never before Indians in New England. Cambridge: Printed by written, the labor was gigantic. None but SAMUEL GRLENE and MARMADUKE JOHNSON. a religious enthusiast, such as Eliot, would MDCLXIII.” 410, 424 leaves. The New Testaever have attempted it.
ment contains 129 leaves. This Bible has also a value as a typo- It is well known that there is no Indian
living who can read this Bible or even speak memory serves me, but three or four copies the language in which it is written. Hon. of the work are known to be in existence. J. HAMMOND TRUMBULL, of Hartford, late The one referred to was in the Bodleian Secretary of State of Connecticut, is, we Library, at Oxford, England, and now believe, the only person living who under- graces the "select and elegant library of stands the language and is able to read this Mr. John A. Rice, of Chicago, Illinois.” Bible. He has made it a study for many Since the sale in your city-eighteen months vears, and has composed a dictionary of sev- ago—a copy of the same work turned up eral thousand words from it.
among a lot of old books at the recent pubWe are glad to learn that fine and perfect lic sale in London of the library of the copies of both editions of Eliot's Bible and erratic and erring Marquis of Hastings. Ic New Testament are in a private library in was purchased at a comparatively low price Providence, in which is a little volume in by some dealer, as it seems the audience
were unacquainted with its market value. tice of Piety, and a Grammar of the Indian The purchaser advertised it in his usual Language, printed at Cambridge in 1666, periodical catalogues, but I have never seen both the work of the indefatigable Eliot. any notice what disposition has been made The Grammar is far more rare than the of it. Cotton Mather, in his Magnalia, or Bible, as not more than three copies are “Ecclesiastical History of New England” known in the United States.
from 1620 to 1698, published in London in We cannot close our notice of these re- 1702, states : markable books without adding the following “Behold, ye Americans, " the greatest honor that letter, a manuscript copy of which is ap- ever you were partakers of-the Bible was printed pended to the Manitowompae Pomanta- here at our Cambridge, and it is the only Bible that moonk, or Practice of Piety, from JOHN
ever was printed in all America from the foundation
of the world. The whole translation he writ with Eliot to Hon. Robert BoYLE:
bnt.onc pen; which pen, had it not been lost, (} ROXBURY, Aug. 29, 1668.
would have certainly deserved a richer case than was
bestowed upon that pen with which Holland writ Right Honorable, unweariable and nursing Father his translation of Plutarch." Robere Boyle :
It is said that no one now living can read I have nothing new to write but lamentations,
the book. and I am loach to grieve your loving and noble soul.
Strange destiny-honored by Our Indian work yet liveth, praised be God. The
contemporaries because “ writ with but one Bible is come forth, many hundreds bound up and pen Sold for its weight in gold now dispersed among the Indians, whose thoughtfulness because no person can read it. I imitate and testify to your Honor. The Practice of Piery is also finished and beginneth to be bound up, and my humble request to your Honor is that
O ye Bibliomaniacs, who, in the year of we may again reimpose the Primer and Catechism, our Lord eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, for though the last impression be not quite spent, yet pay such huge prices for Eliot's Indian Bible, quickly they will; and I [am] old and ready to be
how would ye envy the lucky book-hunter gone, and desire to leave as many books as I can. I know-not what to add in this distressing day of our
who, “with wonderful foresight,” bought overthrow; so I commit your Honor to the Lord, his copy twenty-five years ago for a pound ! and rest
You would no doubt have your equanimity Your Honor's to serve in Jesus Christ,
seriously disturbed-dangerously, perhaps, JOHN ELIOT.
if you were by to hear him delightedly
chuckle over his fortunate purchase. These From the Citizen and Round Table (Washington “bargains" are amongst the pleasant recolCorrespondent.)
lections of the old book-hunter, partly, In a number of that invaluable monthly because they are gratifying evidence of a periodical entitled the “American Bibliop- judicious discrimination and an early appreolist,” edited and published by Messrs. ciation of rarities—a foresight which invari- . Sabin & Sons, of your city, reference is ably results to his advantage. It is a fact made to a copy of that excessively rare that a copy of the Indian Bible was bought book, “ Eliot's Indian Bible,” which that in London for it. It is now in a private firm purchased at a public sale in New York library in Brooklyn, L. I. in April, 1868, for $1,130—“the largest A full description of Mr. Rice's copy of sum ever paid for a single book at any the Bible will be given in the catalogue of auction sale in the United States.” If my his library now in preparation.