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ORIGINAL PERFORMANCES AND SELECTIONS
FROM WORKS OF MERIT.
We shall never envy the honours, which wit and learning obtain in any other
PUBLISHED BY J T. BUCKINGUAM,
THE EXAMINER....No. IV.
Miscellaneous Poems on moral and religious
Subjects. By Osander.-New-York, sold by Griffin and Rudd, Agents for the publisher. 1812.
Our feelings on reading this volume are very similar, we imagine, to those of a man, who, to oblige his neighbour, has given him current coin for a bank bill which he afterwards finds to be a counterfeit. It is no consolation to the loser to be told that his neighbour has received a benefit ; he perhaps, would cheerfully grive his neighbour a dollar if he found him in distress; but to be to thus outwitted, tricked, cheated of his money, excites other sensations than those of benevolence. Neither does it soothe the ruffled feelings of the injured man to be told that some of his more wealthy neigh