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as to say a little latin,” The young fellow we may sargetimes 6 wander round the immediately arose ; and with the most world, our readers, whether at home or solemn and deliberate manner exclaimed abroad, may rest satisfied that we shall, « Eelo muddo--moonum shinum,
as Cowper did of his country, exclaim“ Loafo disho--oxum stivum ;
" Connecticut! with all thy faults, we “ Tentum hookum-rentum splitum,
love thee still." “ Tareum, rantum, twitch.
As it is to late to put spring wheat into “There," said the father, “don't my the earth, our correspondent must excuse son know something about Latin?" us for omitting his interesting communica" Much more than I do," said the parson, tion at this time. " for I cannot understand a word the boy says."
" Lucidas" must also excuse us for not
complying with his request concerning ANOTHER.
" Night,” as we are so much engaged, An eminant scholar who had become night and day too, that we have hardly delirious, and for many years wandered time to think abstractedly upon either. about Connecticut; arrived in Hartford ; and told a notorious and illiterate wag We have received a poetical address that he could talk latin with Doct. Strong, To a Coquette," but we no more dare or any body else. 66 You talk latin !! meddle with it, than with a Coquette” You. lie, you curse."'-"I can,'said the herself. We will however say, that a few maniac. “Well then, talk with me." days since, two intimate friends in Hart“Go on with your latin,” said the unfor-ord, agreed to submit to a third, which tunate scholar. "Well, Sir-Quante of them would, impromptu, write the best quanto ; what's that mean?”—“There definition of a Coquette. One gentleman is no meaning to it," answered he.- instantly defined her to be---- A Girl “There! there! I knew you did'n't know who leads many after her-deceives the laten ; I can tell you what quante, quanto whole, and is true to none." . The other means—at means, you ought to have a mas- gentleman's definition was—“A female ter, you darn'd fool, you."
who professes love for different persons
on each of whom, in the absence of the COMMUNICATED.
other, she pretends to bestow her undiTIT FOR TAT.
vided approbation and attachment.” The
third gentleman said Dictionary-maA gentleman travelling in this state, kers must decide this question." stopped at a public house, in Windham, and was ushered by the landlady, into a We'mentioned in our last number that we parlour, kept for her best company. The should give a "Summary” of “Legislative gentleman noticing an elegant clock in Proceedings;" but as the legislature is the room, stepped up to it in order to still in session—and as the weekly gazettes regulate his watch ; but discovered that have been crowded with reports, we think, it wanted its most useful quality, i.e. mo- to go over the ground again, would be-tion, and turning to the lady, remarked, like a tale twice told to a drowsy man" that her clock did not go. " No Sir," and that it would, (to quote again,) "fall said she “it is like a great many men, it in the ear profitless as water in a seive." has no brains." “ And it is also like a great many women,” replied the gentleman, " it has a very pretty face."
"Zembo and Nila," is contained in a later edition of Montgomery's poems than
we had seen. EDITOR'S CLOSET. IN this Number we have a great diver
An “ Elegy" upon those who “ Died sity of matter, which we hope may gratify in Fight,” shall grace the columns of No. the great variety of our readers. We stiil adhere to our original plan; and shall continue to confine this Journal to Con This number contains one fifth more in necticut History, Biography, Agrictlure, quantity than our terms proposed; but we and Manufacture; and although in our hope that our encreasing patronage, will Miscellaneous and Poetical Departments, justify our encreasing expences.
(Continued from page 44.) LIN the first Number, an at- | attempt to continue the “ Miniatempt was made to present the ture History of Connecticut ;” and readers of this Journal, with the shall persevere in this difficult commencement of a mere minia- and laborious undertaking as long ture history of Connecticut. It as the favour of our patrons will was continued in the second ; but give continuance to the Rural Main the third and fourth was omit- gazine and Farmer's Monthly Muted to give place to a miniature seum.]
Ed. JAMES MONROE, our universally admired President. If the rea
Having shewn, with a brevity der cannot discover a likeness, the almost inconsistent with the mag
nitude of the subject, the leading editor may hope to find an excuse motives of Englishmen to emiin the circumstance, that it is an grate to America, I attempt, still “ original sketch;" and that he more briefly, a sketch of NEW
ENGLANDERS. had no previous drawing to guide
They owe their origin to the his pencil in giving the features of ancient Saxons, the most brave, the exalted original. I shall now (magnanimous. warlike. and jealVol. I.
Miniature History of Connecticut. ous of all the ancient tribes that graded vassals of a perverted once composed the “ Northern power, conceived and executed Hive” of Europe. They compo- the perilous undertaking of seeksed the van of that myriad, who, ing in a distant world, the enjoy. in the fifth century, precipitated ments of those liberties and privithemselves upon the Grecian and leges of which they were depriRoman empires, and entirely sub- ved, in the land of their nativity. verted them. Whatever this tribe They landed as pilgrims upon the might have been, in the dark ages rock of Plymouth. They encounof the world; however gross tered and overcame every obstamight have been their idolatry, cle which a severe climate, feroor blind their superstition ; from cious savages, and wasting sickthen, Englishmen and Americans ness, presented to their view. have descended.
The wilderness, by their unceasOriginally unrestrained by the ing industry, was converted into positive institutions of civilized productive fields ; the ocean, by society, centuries rolled over their their daring enterprise, was whiheads before they could be brought tened by their canvass. Thè to submit to regular govern- classical and eloquent Burke dament. Possessing themselves of red to pronounce their eulogy bethose countries which now con- fore their oppressors, in the revostitute the British empire in Eu- lutionary struggle, in his gigantic rope, it was not, until the reign effort to produce' " conciliation" of the great Alfred, that they between the British crown, and were brought to blend the rights the American colonies. They of man, in a state of nature, with became the objectand the wonder the salutary restraints of law. of the old world, and excited the They surrendered a portion of jealousy of their mother country, their rights, that the remainder the powerfulmistress of the ocean. might be enjoyed in secu- But acknowledging no superirity.
our but the God of the Universe, The aspiring ambition of Feu- and resolving that the last piece dal chiefs began to encroach upon of the soil of freedom that should the rights, they were bound to be wrested from them should be protect. A long succession of their graves, they nobly dared reprinces kept constantly assuming sistance. The blood of their brethnew prerogatives ; and as they ren was shed upon the fields they augmented their power, the pri- cultivated ; and with one accord, vileges of the people were di- they changed the harmless impleminished. In the sixteenth cen- ments of husbandry, for hostile tury, the subjects of the British weapons, to repel the invaders of crown had but few rights re- a country “ dearly their own." maining; and amongst them was Conquest hung upon the banners that of emigration. The ancestors of her embattled sons, and her of New Englanders, remember-plains and mountains echoed with ing their exalted origin, and de- the shouts of victory. They covtermining no longer to be the de-'ered themselves with glory, and
Miniature History of Connecticut.
147 conquered a peace. They wit-moral power. But, that the “ Pilnessed the establishment of a grims of New-England” should constitution securing their rights. attempt to restrain any portion of
Then commenced the progress their brethren, from the power of of her commercial and navigating loco-motion which they had themglory. Her sons were seen in selves exercised, occasions senevery clime; from China to Cali- sations scarcely to be expressed, fornia, from the arctic to the an. It is, however, no new axiom arctic circle. While the nations in the history of man, that they of the old world were contending will, after having endured the for dominion, the enterprising oppressions of unauthorized pow. sons of New-England became the er, (when the tables are turnCarriers for the world. Sudden ed,) exercise the same oppressive wealth was the fruit of their un- power themselves. paralleled exertions. Its gaudy An attempt was made, amidst charms dazzled their eyes and in the agitation created by this an. creased their importance.
cient embargo upon men, to call Amongst the race of men thus in the then unbounded influence faintly described were the origin of the clergy to aid the civil armal founders of CONNECTICỦT. and the Rev.Mr. Cotton, preach
With that never-ending spirited to the people, the peaceable of energetic enterprise which has doctrine of“ passive obedience and ever characterised them, they re- non-resistance.” solved, after having overcome
But Thomas HOOKER, the great, most of the obstacles, and endu-the good, and reverend father of red most of the privations of es- the town of“ Hartford and the Cotablishing a colony in Massachu- lony of Connecticut,” was not to setts, to commence a new one in be diverted from a design he had Connecticut.
formed, and which his admiring At this period of the world, it followers were prepared to aid excites feelings bordering upon him in executing. With the unthose produced by indignation, conquerable energy of a great that the General Court of Mas man, a dignified christian, and an sachusetts should have presumed unyielding freeman, he arose, in to restrain their subjects from emi- all the majesty of civil liberty grating to Connecticut river. and religious freedom; and, pour
That an imperious Parliamenting out the effusions of his exaltof England, should then, as it does ed and sublimated soul to Heanow, exert its power to retain its ven, for the successful and happy whole population, is not surpri- termination of the arduous entersing. The emigration of good and prise, he prepared himself and his true men,
any government, associates to commence it. is a diminution of its physical and (To be continued.)
MANUFACTURES-THE ARTS OF ELEGANCE, AND THE ARTS OF USE.
(Continued from Page 121.)
[IN this Number, we conclude of our large manufactories to comthe justly celebrated “ Address of municate to us upon this interestthe American Society for the en. ing and highly important subject.] couragement of Domestic Manu
Ed. factures." We cannot refrain
“If it clearly now appears, that Europe
will not take from us the produce of our from expressing our unqualified soil upon terms consistent with our inter
est, the natural remedy is to contract as admiration of this masterly pro. far as possible our want of her produce duction. It evinces the compre- independence than that of manufacturing
tions. And if there he no other way to hensive views of the statesman, for ourselves, at least for our own consump
tion, it is hoped that the prejudice against the patriotic language of a lover home is not so strong in the mind of of America, and points out the any American, but that it may be oversure road that will lead our ri The encouragement, besides, of domes.
tic manufactures will encrease the capital sing Republic to a state of complete of the country, as the manufactured arindependence. Its length may have ticle exceeds the value of the first mate
rial ; sometimes one hundred fold, with.. fatigued some of our readers, who out speaking of the saving of all extra
charges of shipping and reshipping, inprefer the light rattling of a run- creasing in proportion the ralue of the ning fire to the solid thunder of den in supporting the expences of the'gona
land, and easing the landholder of his burartillery ; but in our opinion, it eroment. It has been exultingly asserted
by a great statistical writer in England, is, from the careful examination that one man in a factory maintains four of such productions that our coun-three hundred German mercenaries.
soldiers, and one steam engine subsidizes trymen will be brought to think Having discussed the various topics of
argument, as far as the time allotted too ur upon theirtrue interest, and to act labour would permit, we shall set forth in a manner calculated to secure
the titles upon which we presume to soli
cit universal co-operation. it.
In the first place, we can safely affirm, It is our intention to incorporate spring of selfish or party combination, nor
that our society is not the diminutive offinto our subsequent Numbers, ac- the foundling of accidental caprice. It is
the legitimate birth of circumstance and counts of the origin and progress occasion, and has burst forth into existof the various manufactories in the Goddess of Wisdom from the brain of
ence spontaneously and full grown, like Connecticut; and to enable us to the great progenitor ; for it is the child of
mighty and irresistible necessity. accomplish it, with the greater ac Its object is to give to national indusCuracy, we invite the proprietors I try the impulse it is susceptible of, by all