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Age of Sensibility_and an age the noble properties of those men, who of much affected sensibility. Ma- seeing the liberties of their country expir
ing beneath foreign oppression and domesny, who will heave a sigh-drop tic treason, and disdaining to survive them, a tear, and utter a groan at read- armed themselves in their defence, and ing a fictitious tale of distress, in repaired to the hostile field; of the gloria Novel, will turn, with disgust, earned for themselves
and a redeemed coun
ous result, the imperishable fame they have from scenes of real distress. Sensi- try, “ in toilsome marches and the bloody bility is the burden of almost eve-field,” is an indubitable proof that time
envy may assail in vain. ry Novel, Ballad, and Acrostic.
Accept, gallant defenders of your counWewould recommend the follow- try, generous protectors of her violated ing, as one very deeply sensible : liberties, this humble tribute, warm with
the gratitude of an American heart.” Sweet Sensibility! O la !
Our limits admit of no more I heard a little lamb cry baa !
extracts. Says I, have you lost your mar? Ah ! ah ! ah !
A considerable portion of this
volume appears under the head
one announcing the death of her
that Miss Sterry possesses real We turn to the “ Effusions” in sensibility; and can pour forth prose, with very great pleasure : the "effusions” of a bursting and cannot forbear to present our heart in tender, as well as elegant readers with the following strains. On the whole, we think CHARACTER OF AN AMERICAN SOL- this little volume would grace
the toilette of the female reader; “INTEGRITY, fidelity, generosity, and by purchasing it, every reader and independence of mind, a patient en- will add a small sum, to alleviate durance of pains, hardships and privations, the sorrows of a family “strug, an ardent attachment to his country, which no individual interest can damp, nor foreign gling with adversity in its most partiality, subvert, a fearless intrepidity, distressing form.” and noble contempt of death, blended with the most exalted sentiments of humanity, are the most striking features in the character of an American soldier. In
SELECTIONS. the recent hostilities between England and
[We scarcely recollect of reading America, the American soldier may justly assert, that he never with taunts and insults a more powerful description of a wounded the feelings of a vanquished ene- Misanthrope, than the following, my, or barbarously sullied his hands in the from the pen of an author, who, blood of the defenceless victim. Instead of the haughty and insolent deportment full of feeling himself, knew how to which the soldier never fails to as- make others feel.Ed.) sume towards those whom the fortune of war has placed in his power, with that
THE MAN-HATER. humane and compassionate feeling which But if misanthropy be capable of prois ever associated with true bravery, and ducing such direful effects on well disposed greatness of soul, he endeavours by the minds, how shocking must be the character kindest assiduities to expel fros his mind whose disposition, naturally rancorous, is the painful recollections of his defeat, and heightened and inflamed by an habitual haif wounded, to mitigate bis pains by a gen- tred and malignity towards his fellow creaarous and copsoling sympathy. Such are tures! In Switzerland, I once beheld a
monster of this description : I was com- , draw their attention to the in: pelled to visit him by the duties of my pro valuable implement of husbandfession; but I shudder while I recollect the enormity of his character. His body was ry mentioned above. almost as deformed as his mind. Enmity Perhaps no Patent implement was seated on his distorted brow. Scales of was ever offered to the people of rupted body and distempered mind, cover-Connecticut, with such flattering ed his face. His horrid figure made me attestations in its favour ; and no fancy that I saw Medusa's serpents gentleman ever arrived amongst wreathing their baleful folds black and matted locks of his dishevelled us better entitled to patronage, hair, while his red and fiery eyes glared than Mr. BARNARD. Emigration like malignant meteors through the obscu- of our enterprising artists from rity of his impending eye-brows. Mis
the state, has long been so comebief was his sole delight, his greatest luxwry and his highest joy.' To sow discord mon, and into it so seldom, that among his neighbours, and to tear open such an event augurs favourably the closing wounds of misery, was his only for our growing interest and occupation. His residence was the res
prossort of the disorderly, the receptacle of the perity. vicious, and the asylum of the guilty. Col. The distinguished approbation lecting around him the turbulent and dis
. bestowed upon the Plough which the patron of injustice, the persecutor of Mr. Barnard is now manufacturvirtue, the protector of villany, the perpe-ing in Hartford, will appear from trator of malice, the inventor of fraud, the the following letter from SAMUEL propagator of calumoy, and the zealous L. Mitchell, L. L. D. M. D. ing, with malignant aim, the barbed shafts &c. to the Emperor of Russia, to of his adherents equally against the com- whom an elegant model, and also forts of private peace, and the blessings a plough for the field, was sent in clination of his nature had been so aggrava- the Guerriere, Capt. Macdonted and confirmed by the multiplying NOUGH, who carried the Amerivillanies of his life,that it was impossible can minister, Mr. G. W. Campfor him to refrain one moment from the practice of them, without feeling uneasi- BELL, to the court of St. Petersness and discontent ; and he never ap-burgh. peared perfectly happy, but when new opportunities occurred to glut bis infernal Samuel L. Mitchell, a citisen of the Unite soul with the spectacle of human mise ed States of America, to Alexander, Auries.''
tocrat of the Russias, &c. May it please the Emperor.
I have been induced to offer for the USEFUL INVENTIONS. acceptance of his imperial ruajesty, a
Plough, which is considered generally in
these parts of America, superior to any inWOOD'S “CAST IRON PLOUGH." strument of the kind that has ever been MANUFACTURED BY THEODORE BAR- | invented. NARD,
Previous to taking this step, I consulted
my friend, the Honourable Andrew Dasch“ Speed to the Plough."
koff, his majesty's minister plenipotentiaWe conceive that we cannot ry in the United States, who feels a lively render a more acceptable service interest in every improvement that can be to agriculturalists, who now em- departure was uncertain, he recommended
useful to his country. As the time of his brace a vast proportion of our that the plough should be intrusted to Mr. population--and to the friends of Campbell, the new minister to the imperiagriculture, who must embrace
al court of St. Petersburgh, who could, the whole, than by attempting to notice through the secretary of state or
with propriety, bring it to bis majesty's Vol. I.
the agricultural society. Mr. Daschkoff | Plough, which is thus placed at the foot of also encouraged the persuasion, that the Imperial Throne. would receive the approbation due to its
SAMUEL L. MITCHELL, merit. Application was then made to the Late Senator in Congress for NewHonourble John Quincy Adams, secretary York, Professor in the University, of state, at Washington city, for leave to
Member of the Agricultural Sosend the plough to its destination, in the
ciety, &c. public ship, now bound to Russia. The New-York, June 22, 1818. matter was submitted to the President of
Mr. Barnard has purchased, at the United States; who consented that directions should be given to the commander great expense, the Patent Right, of the Guerriere, that the plough for the of making and vending these highEmperor of Russia might be received for ly approved ploughs for the couning at Boston. The inventor is Mr. Jethro ties of Hartford, New-Haven, Wood, a respectable farmer, residing in New-London, Windham, Middlethe county of Cayuga, and state of New
sex and Tolland. His brief desYork. The constructor is Mr. Thomas Freeborn, a very worthy artist, living in cription of them is as follows :the city of New York. They both request
The mould-board is so constructed as to me to express their earnest hopes that this apply the combined powers of a wedge Georgical Utensil, contrived by the gen- and screw in raising the furrow and laying ius of the former, and inanufactured by the it in an inverted position. In consequence skill of the latter, may be graciously con- of this, the plough is warranted to require sidered by his majesty. The advantages much less team than those generally in of this plough are manifold, but may be use. The shares are attached to the mouldreferred to the following principal heads : board by screws, and the wrench for taking 1st. Its greater aptitude to penetrate the them off and putting them on, and also for soil, and form a furrow_2d. A simple and raising and lowering the beam, serves as a desirable fitness in the mould-board, by bolt through the clevice. For dew lands or means of the spiral form of its inclined roots, the coulter connected with the point plane, to raise the sward from its hori- of the share, is used. Persons sending for zontal bed to the perpendicular, and to shares, need only send the No. of the turn it upside down-3d. The substitution plough, and shares can be furnished either of a cast-iron plate, of the cost of half a wrought or cast_Wrought at $2 and dollar, to be screwed to the low and forecast at sixty çents each. edge of the mould-board, instead of the ** Shares which are too much worn for heavy expensive, and old-fashioned share hard ground, resume their value in mellow -4th. the use of cast-iron, instead of ham land. mered iron for the mould-board itself, and thie several land-irons-5th. The construction of the entire plough, with the exception of the beam and handles, of cast and wrought iron, whereby every part is properly braced and secured-6th. Its moderate price, its strength, and durability ; and the small expense of time, labour and stuff, requisite for repairs—7th. The sav. ing of a considerable portion of the labour of the beasts who draw, and of the man who conducts the plough-8th. The hand. some and workmanlike appearance of a field prepared for planting and sowing by this instrument.
Inspection and practice will disclose the other conveniences of Wood's Freeborn
The learned Professor must here al. lude to the " Georgics” of Virgil, who describes the charms of busbandry in all the charaxs of Poetry.
The foregoing cut will give the The manufacture of ploughs reader some idea of this Plough; has been carried on, to a very but an examination of the Plough considerable extent in Enfield, in itself would be far preferable. this state, forsome years ; not only
This may emphatically be call for our own citizens, but for the ed The age of Agricultural Im- southern market. A leading memprovements, and an “Improved ber of the “ Hartford County Plough” is amongst the most im- Agricultural Society," has informportant of them. We wish Mr. ed us that they are highly approvBarnard ample success; and con- ed of. We say again - Speed to clude this article, as we began it, the Plough?--and success to the with-“SPEED TO THE Plough." farmer.
“COLUMBIAN MUSE, ADVANCE AND CLAIM THY RIGHT.
[If any remarks in the first number of our Journal induced "S. T.” to exercise bis Muse, we are gratified that they have had the desired effect. We have listened with rapture to “ the beautiful Irish air of the Bower ;" and although not amateurs, are confident that the Lines are well adapted to the Music ; and if the author sings them 5. aloud” as well as he has written them, he is a fair candidate for the honour of possessing two of the fine arts. -Ed.]
FOR THE RURAL MAGAZINE, &c. I saw some remarks in the First Number, that induces me to send the following Lines for the perusal of the Editor, and insertion in the Magazine, if they will pass muster.” As I wanted a song for the beautiful Irish air of the “ Bower," and not finding any that would exactly gibe, I set about making one myself ; but as I dare not sing it aloud, before it is reviewed, I have sent it for that purpose. Insertion, I shall consider approbation.
Tears are streaming ;
Chase these tears away.
A smile soon enlivens the same lovely cheek,
Tears were streaming;
Chase the tears away.
Tears were streaming ;
Chase the tears away.
[H, as the author says, the following lines “cost very little labour," we see no reason why he should think of the “LAST LOOK," or have any righe to “DESPAIR.” A cón. tinuance of such labour, upon livelier themes we hope will restore him to cheerfulness.]
Ed. FOR THE RURAL MAGAZINE,
To S. Putnam Waldo, Esq. The lines on this paper, cost very little labour. If they are worthy of insertion in your Magazine, you are welcome to them.
0, why prolong that ardent gaze?