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ing pilgrim It prays for the The Christian Monitor : a relig- generations of men which are

ious periodical work. By a passing away, and for the children society for promoting christian of God who are hastening to the knowledge, priety, and charity. grave. No. 1. Boston. Munroe & Whilst we thas applaud the purFrancis. pp. 190.

pose and spirit of the work, we

dare not give our unqualified apAmong the periodical publica. probation of the present number. tions of the day, there has been The matter is good ; but the manwanung one, which, without regard ner is in numerous instances deto sect, should consult the edifica- fective. The thoughts are impor-tion of christians in general. To tant and striking ; but in the exencourage a work of this sort; we pression and in the style there is learn that a society was formed in an air of negligence and abruptthe course of the year past, which The prayers are often behas presented to the publick its gun and closed as though the auincipient efforts in the little book thor was in haste. Its worth has before us. It consists of exhorta- gratified its friends, and pleased tions, prayers, and meditations the publick ; but its excellence is suited to persons of various con not so conspicuously manifest as ditions in various circumstances. to silence the opposition of its enThe sectary who loves nothing emies, or the clamours of critiwhich does not breathe a spirit of cism. We are satisfactorily inparty will find nothing here either formed that this valuable tract is savoury to his taste or provoking undergoing some desireable ahis malevolence. Equally remote mendments, that it will shortly from bigotry as from enthusiasm appear from the press of Munroe the Christian Monitor, we are told, and Francis in an improved form, numbers among its supporters and and that the Society under whose friends believers of diverse theo- patronage it is published will prological tenets. It has no features ceed with alacrity in their pious of a controversial charaeter. It design.

esigns to strengthen that faith which is the pillar of morals, to brighten that hope which gilds the The poetical works of Richard prospect of futurity, and to ani Savage. With the life of the mate the labours of that love,which author. New-York : Wm. A. is the beginning and end of the Davis. 1805. gospel. It inspires the feeble convert with courage, and pours grace

Perhaps no poet of equal prefrom its lips into the ear of peni- tensions is so little read as Richard tence, It especially calls the Savage : many remember his misa young to the work of religion in fortunes,but few mention his verses. the morning of life, that they may Why it has so fallen out it is diffibe saved the pangs of a bitter re- cult to say. Pope commended his pentance, and the unavailing tears muse and Johnson pronounced of those who, though they repent, bim a genius, and one would sup

was

pose the suffrages of such men which are not to be found in the were a sure indication of his dura- original, even by the patriotick ble renown. But, if the Bastard researches of the Portuguese. The be excepted, there is little now minor poems of Camoens now atthat he is recalled by beside the tract admiration and applause, Epigram on Dennis and the Biog- which they never before received. raphy of his Friend. Among the We have not read the originals, wits of his day he was as brilliant and therefore cannot ascertain their and ragged as Apollo could wish, value, but report says, that in Lisand, though his life was irregular, bon those only are highly esteemhis muse

correct. Poored for their simplicity, tenaciousSavage! in the melancholy rec ness, and delicacy, which have for ords of that description of gentle. their subject the beauties of nature, men denominated bards, thy histo or the feelings of love. Lord py is mournfully pre-eminent, and, Strangford's poems, if we may though thy song may be neglect- judge from the Portuguese coup ed, thy errors will be remembered lets, which are interspersed thro’ for a humiliation to genius. the volume, are themselves orig

This edition, enriched withJohn- inal, for they bear no resemblance son's life of the author, is correctly to the pretended architypes. put out of hand, but its typography Grace and elegance are the charis so diminutive, that it appears to acteristicks of these canzons and have issued from the press of the sonnets. They are written by a Pigmies.

nobleman, who, with the polish and ease of a court, has evidently unit

ed the strength and dignity of lit. Poems from the Portuguese of Lues erature. They are on a variety

De Camoens, with remarks on his of subjects, such as are easily suglife, &c. By Lord Viscount gested to a lover, a poet, and a Strangford. I vol. 12mo. Phila- wanderer; and most are composed delphia. Maxwell.

with the ardour of passion, wrought

into refinement, and with the The life of Camoens was a life sentiments of nature, polishof continual hardship and danger ; ed into elegance. The noble yet he was encouraged by the in- lord however frequently offends spiration of the Muses, and he was against purity and delicacy. We often blessed either by the gentle often admire the charms of his smiles or the pensive remembrance love songs, and we often lament of the fairest ladies of his love. that such poetry was written. This Like Ovid he was driven into ex little volume is intended to be read, ile for love, but sonnets and can- during the intervals of other pleazonets cheered and delighted him. sures and pursuits; and when the He was shipwrecked in the East ladies rise from the harpsichord, Indies, but, like Cæsar in Egypt, or return from their walk, they he saved his life by swimming are often attracted by the sonnets with one hand, while with a noble of lord Stangford, which lie on the spirit of literature he bore up his easy sofa or the pleasant parlour « Lusiad” with the other. His window. We know not what reepick poem is known to the En- medy to offer ; for when impropriglish reader by the translation of ety is decorated by the charms of Mickle, who has made us ac- delightful poetry ; when indelicacy quainted with a variety of beauties, of allusion is almost evanescent in

the refinement of elegant phrase- religion by the authority of Cowology ; and, when the criminality per. of passion is superficially conceal These remarks chiefly apply to ed by the fashionable embroidery the poems on love, its operations, or delicate needle work of fancy and analogies. The sonnets on or sentiment, who will regard any other subjects are full of chaste interdiction of perusal ; who will nature and true sentiment. Strangreceive any counsel for discrim ford certainly will receive the sonination ?

net wreath of English poetry from If therefore licentious poetry is the youngest of the Graces. He read, moral poetry must be read has made us a most beautiful prealso ; indelicacy must be manful sent of early leaves and vernal ly opposed by purity ; the conta flowers ; and though the spring gion of Little must be neutralized fly has often corroded the green by Thomson ; and where we are leaf, and the worm lurks in the attracted into false sentiments, vi musk rose, yet purity may throw cious feelings, and impure thoughts these away, and accept only the by the refined fascinations of tender sprigs and new flowers, Strangford, we must be recalled which grow in the valley or by to truth, to sobriety, to virtue, and the running waters.

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