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Our most fervent wishes for a liberal patronage of the publication, of which the following is a prospectus, induces us to give it an early insertion in the Anthology. o - * * “Proposals by John Watts, of Philadelphia, for publishing by subscription, in medium octavo, Select Speeches, fo. tensick and parliamentary, with illustrative remarks, by N. Chapman, M.D. Pietatem graveum ac meritis si forte virum quem Carspexere, silent; ad rectisque auribus adstant; Iste regituittis animos et pedora mulcet.-Virg. The design of the work, as the title imports, is to draw from the exchequer of modern eloquence the most distinguished speeches, and to publish them collectively. These splendid productions, to many of which “Demosthenes would have listened with desight, and Cicero with envy,” are permitted, by a strange insensibility to their value,to be scattered, with the refuse of literature, in the perishable shape of a pamphlet, or to be preserved imperfectly in the rapid synopses of the Chronicles of the day. It is to be regretted that, in consequence of this neglect, some of the finest displays of modern elocution are already irretrievably lost, and that the rest must inevitably be swept away by the current of time, if an effort be not fostered to give them a more permanent form. The diligent researches of the Editor, though sometimes disappointed, have been, on the whole, rewarded with a success very disproportioned to the moderate expectations with which he went to the task. He has found, concealed in the cabimets of the curious, and in the hoards of “literary misers,” a sufficient number of the “brightest gems,” to authorise him to exchange the toils of gleaning for the perplexity of selection. He proposes to make indisputable evidence of the genuineness of every speech the invariable criterion of his choice,and will admit no one into the work which has not distinct claims from importance of matter and brilliancy of diction.
Without hazarding a decision of his own, on the intricate question of the respective excellence of ancient and modern eloquence, he confidently trusts that his compilation will not be thought to weaken the opinion that, were a collection of the best specimens of the latter to be formed, it might fearlessly challenge a comparison with the celebrated exhibitions of Grecian and Roman oratory. Of the pretensions of the work to publick favour the Editor conceives little need be said. 1. It is an attempt, and the only one, to perpetuate Modern Eloquence. What direct memorial, says a late writer, would remote posterity have received, even of the existence of the tal. ent, were not a few of Mr. Burke’s Orations incorporated with his works? But, gorgeous as is certainly the rhetorick of Edmund Burke, will his speeches alone convey an adequate representation of the extent, variety, and richness of the eloquence of the age in which he lived? II. It will present at one view to the Lawyer and Statesman, those learned and lucid discussions of politicks and jurisprudence, which are eminently subsidiary to his investigations, and which, as now dispersed, are always difficult of access, and frequently not to be procured at any price. III. It will aftord a correct model for the study of Oratory. The calm, temperate, argumentative manner of the moderns differs too widely from the bold, vehement, figurative style of the ancient orations, to render them, notwithstanding their various beauties, a standard altogether proper for emulation. A speaker, who should at this time adventurously imitate the impetuous strains, or the lofty flights, which mark the classickelocution—who should dare to pour “the torrent, or spread the splendid conflagration,” would probably excite not more surprise, or provoke greater merriment, by appearing
before his audience enrobed in the grotesque costume of antiquity.” " Whatever tends to improve or to widen the dominion of speech cannot be an object of indifference in a commonwealth. Eloquence has always been admired and studied by every free people. It engages particularly their attention, because it opens to them the widest avenue to distinction. Compared to it, the influence of the other attributes, which elevate to rank, or confer authority, is feeble and insignificant. In Greece and Rome it rose, by cultivation, to the loftiest pitch of refinement, and the history of those states confirms, by innumerable instances, the truth, “that Eloquence is Power.” But nowhere has a condition of things prevailed, holding out stronger incitements to its acquirement, or more auspicious opportunities for its profitable excrtion, than in the United States. There are, indeed, in the peculiar construction of our political institutions, advantages to the orator, which did not belong even to the ancient democracies. The complex fabrick of our federative system has multiplied, beyond the example of any government, legislative assemblies and judiciary establishments : each of which is not only a school to discipline eloquence, but also a field that yields the abundant harvest of its honours and emoluments. With us an additional motive exists, to stimulate generous ambition to the culture of oratory. The nation has a character to receive. We can scarcely hope to create, and emblazon one with the glitter of, military deeds. The natural felicities of our situation will for
bid, perhaps for a considerable period, .
our becoming warlike. Reputation from the improvements of literature, or science, or the arts, is equally, denied to us. Centuries must elapse before we can arrive at this enviable eminence, The adolescence of a pecple is not the season which produces such improvements. . They are the offspring of a much riper age.
Hitherto we are chiefly known by a hardy spirit of commercial enterprise, and by the uncommon possession of the faculty of publick speaking, which are the probable germinations of our future character. Into these directions the genius of the country is pressed by causes not readily to be controled. Eloquence seems to flourish well among
o -us. Let us therefore encourage its growth till it becomes the distinguishing feature of the American people: Let us, since, we are excluded from many of the means which advance the glory of a nation, endeavour to exalt our fame by excelling in one of the noblest qualities of our nature. Like a polished republick of antiquity, we will be content to be characterized by our commerce and our oratory. The winds which waft the redundant products of our industry to the remotest regions may also bear our renown as the most eloquent people of
Mr. Field of this town has published an engraving of Gen. Hamilton from a portrait painted by Trumbull.
Dr. Ramsay, of South Carolina, author of the history of the American revolution,is writing a life of Washington.
We learn that I. Riley & Co. of NewYork, have now in press, which they will shortly publish, the translation of a new & very interesting work, which first ap: peared in Paris, only about two months since. This work is entitled, “A voyage to the Eastern Part of Terra Firma, or the Spanish Main, in South America, during the years of 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804 : containing a description of the Commandery or District of Caraccas, composed of the Provinces of Venezuela, Maracaibo, Varinas, Spanish Guiana, Cumana, an the Island of Margaretta—with particulars relative to the Discovery, Conquest, Topography, Legislation, Commerce, Finances, Inhabitants and Productions of those Provinces; with a view of the manners and customs of the Spaniards, and of the Indians both civilized and uncivilized, by F. Depons, late Agent of the French Government at Caraccas.” This work which, from our daily increasing commercé and communication with the Spanish Colonies, with that of Caraccas, more particularly, would at any time attract in a high degree, the curiosity of the American Publick must, we presume, from recent occurrences, be, at this moment, peculiarly interesting. We feel desirous to ascertain, from the report of an 'acute and well qualified observer
who has long resided on the spot, the character and other particulars relative to a people with whom our intercourse is already an object of great mercantile importance, and of whom we know at present little more from correct information than we do of the inhabitants of Japan. Rural Economy.—We are happy to announce that I. Riley & Co. have just published in 1 vol. 8vo., a very valuable work upon a method of building, much employed in Italy and France, known by the name of Pise, the materials of which are earth, which promises to be of great utility in the country, more particularly as applied to farm houses, cottages and out buildings. It is the production of S. W. Johnson, Esq. of iłrunswick, New Jersey, a gentleman who has long devoted his attention to improvements in husbandry and rural economy. This mode of building has received the sanction of the Board of agriculture in Great Britain by whom it is highly recommended to the government both for its cheapness, i.ealthiness, and security from fire. The author who appears to have paid all that attention to the subject wi. its importance demands, has suggested some very material improvements upon the plan recommended by the Board of agriculture, together with such alterations as the difference of climate in this country may require. This publication contains also some general instructions relative to the site and arrangement of buildings appertaining to the farm, strictures on the cultivation of the vine, and an essay on the manner of making Turnpike Roads, with the advantages arising from them, accompanied with scales of elevation and depression for convex and concave roads, and a number of plates explanatory of the different subjects. From the cursory examination which we have been able to bestow upon this work, we hesitate not to recommend it to the publick as one that will probably prove of the greatest utility particularly to the agricultural interest.—Herald.
which has fallen is almost without parallel, in the same space of time. The winds have been principally from the N.E. and S.W. quarters. It is well to remark, that the furious storm from the north-east, which committed such havock among the shipping along the whole coast of the United States, was first felt in the southern latitudes. In Carolina, it commenced on the 21st of August. Along the coast of the middle states, it raged on the 22d and 23d. In Boston, it was not noticed till the 24th, although there was some rain on the day previous. This interesting fact confirms an observation, respecting the storms of this country, first made by Franklin, and after him by Williams and Volney. Phenomena of this nature should be carefully noted, in order to assist in explaining the peculiarities of the climate of the United States. The weather has been cooler than common during great part of the month. The cholera of children has probably been the most common disease. . It has not been so frequent nor so fatal, as it usually is at this season. Nearly the same remark may be applied to the common disease of adults, the autumnal fever. This has generally been of a mild character, and rarely fatal. There have not been many cases 0 cow-pock during the past month.