■editor’s depa rTME NT.
ym. c. RICHARDS, EDITOR.
I Saturday Morniii!?, Way 12, 1H49.
I One of the most urgent wants of the Soutli
*t the present time, is a sound and high
toned Ilonrc Literature. This fact cannot
®o too often stated. It should be repeated
Again and again, and kept before the people,
till the public mind is aroused to it, and the
4fant supplied. Literature is as essential
An clement of our prosperity as Commerce,
II inufactures, or Agriculture. It secures
to a people respect ahroad, and elevation of
4h iracter, refinement of tastes, and sources
ts exalted happiness at home.
I We want Histories of the rise and progress |
O) the various Commonwealths of the South
• tof the stirring and often tragic adventures
of their founders and early settlers —of their
t ruggles with hardship, famine and pesti
lence—of their early wars with the red men
and with foreign foes, and of the later con-
JL s .ts, in which the people of the South have
■borne so conspicuous a part —Histories wor
th’ of such themes, We want works on
Education, worthy to give direction to the
intellects of our young men and women—
orks which shall create a demand for high
er mental culture, and a more general diffu
sion of knowledge among the people. We
•ant Agricultural works, Statistics of Trade
Ind Manufactures, etc. And we want Poe
fc y and Romance, which shall be true to the
and scenery of our country—which
■hall be as intense as the matchless blue of
ur skies, as full of vivifying warmth us the
■onerous sunshine of our climate, as sublime
as our mountains —Poetry and Romance in
Which our broad savannas, our noble rivers,
our dark piny woods, and our gloomy, death
haunted swamps and lagoons, shall seem to
translate themselves into words, and in
*hich, whatever is courteous, generous, lib
eral, free, hospitable, and magnanimous, in
Eie character of our people, shall be proper
9 In making these remarks, we have no de- ’
■ sir to foster improper sectionalism. Amer
ica 11 Literature should be something higher
U and broader than the literature of the South
or of the North. It should embrace this and
■itch more. But each section of our coun
ty should have its own peculiar Home Lit
■iaiture —a Literature that shall be distinc
tive and characteristic.
■ We cannot here enter into a consideration.
Os the causes which have 1.-.1 to the c.ompsr
■tive neglect of Literature in the South.—
W e believe they are causes which can be re
moved, and we call upon all who have the
interests of their native land at heart, to
use their best endeavors to seek out these
causes, and to apply the proper remedy.
■A few generous, self-sacrificing spirits,
have done nobly for the cause of Literature
in the South. They have received little re
ward, except in the consciousness of having
toiled and suffered in agood cause. We hope
at and believe that we witness the dawning of a
brighter day. The great want of which we
hr ’ spoken, begins to be felt by the best
minds of the South. One important point,
then, has been gained. The recognition of
the need of a Home Literature, will lead to
Alle creation of such a Literature —so, at
lr ist, we trust. Arc we right ? We must
Aivait the Future for au answer.
■ IVc have been so much absorbed in the
of the Gazette, and in other en
gagements, that we have quite too much
The Schoolfellow, and failed to
i Bring it sufficiently to the notice of our read
■s. The readers of our Journal will hc
jvuit us of any disposition to boast, or to in
(Jidgc in the self-puffing, so common, and so
®>gusting withal, in some of our contempo
raries. We do not know, however, that we
not, in avoiding one extreme, fallen
Into the opposite, and in saying little or
I ™>tliing of ourself and our labors, led some
to imagine that there was little to say—at
l*nst, in the way of praise.
• ■To be just to ourself, then, we are about
to claim for The Schoolfellow the highest
and warmest approbation of parents, teach
eite, and pupils, for it deserves them in a
*ipst eminent degree. There is not jn the
whited States a better work for children, or
on l which they admire so much. We have
be’ a told this so often by judicious parents,
th.i iwe assert it confidently. Many have
beni the thanks tendered to us for this un
pretending little work, and we have really
coinc to the conclusion, that for once we
*hive made a truly successful hit. Hear
wjiat the accomplished Editress’ of .Veal's
m<izette says of it;
Every number of this charming juvenile pub
liwition increases in interest. That for March is
illustrated, and contains many arti
cle well adapted for the minds of the little ones
whom it is intended, from well known writers.
them, we notice the names of two of the
Nest contributors, Marie Roseau and
Aria, together with Mrs. Oakes Smith,
Richards, Miss C. W. Barber, and others,
aim ‘s Vacation, by the Editor, combines scien
instruction with un interesting tale ; and an
entitled “ Table Etiquette,” might in
•troct Rrown people, as well as children. The
low terms, as well as its superior excellence, cora-
it to all parents. $1 }>er annum.”
Ha nd in a still more recent notice, the
paper calls it “ the best of all the Ju-
Pmtiles.” I a this nothing, to be said of the
work of the kind ever attempted South
the Potomac, and as yet only four months
•frl ■ We are—let us confess it—proud of
Schoolfellow, and we claim for it a cir
culation of ten thousand copies. No
in which there is a child capable of
or of understanding wliat is read,
slould be without it another month. We
lo.<-e half our faith in the intelligence
and good sense of the Southern people, if
The Schoolfellow does not obtain the cir
culation we claim for it. It is unsurpassed
in the variety of its contents—the beauty
of its illustrations, and the cheapness of its
price. We will close by calling attention to
the Prospectus on our last page.
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN.
This distinguished navigator has been
now four years absent on an exploring ex
pedition in the extreme northern regions of
the Western Continent, endeavoring to dis
cover the Northwest Passage, so long an ob
ject of scientific interest. During all that
period, no intelligence has been received
from him; and, as the probable time fixed
for his return has gone by more than a year,
much solicitude is felt on his account.
In the autumn of 1847, the British Gov- i
ernment sent out an expedition, in three !
divisions, to search after the missing explo- 1
‘rers. Os these three, one was entirely inef
ficient; another has sent back no intelli
gence ; and the third is wintering in the ice !
in Lancaster Sound.
In these circumstances, Lady Jane Frank- i
lin has addressed a letter to President Tay
lor, invoking our national aid in the search
after her husband and his enterprising as
sociates. To this letter, which contains a
brief view t>f the facts, the President has re- j
sponded in a manner at once creditable to
himself and to the American people. In this i
Jotter, which we would publish if we had
space, he says:
“ To accomplish the object you have in view,
the attention of American navigators, and espe
cially of our whalers, will be immediately invoked.
All the information in the possession of this gov
ernment, to enable them to aid in discovering the
missing ships, relieving their crews, andrestoring
them to their families, shall be spread far and
wide among our people; and ull that the execu
tive government of the United States, in the ex
ercise of its aonstitutional powers, can effect to
meet this requisition on American enterprise,
skill and bravery, will be promptly undertaken.
“ The hearts of the American people will be
deeply touched by your eloquent address to their
Chief Magistrate, and they will join with you in
an earnest prayer to Him, whose Spirit is on the
waters, that your husband and his companions
may yet bo restored to their country and their
Most fervently do we echo the sentiments
of this letter, which cannot fail to meet a
response in every patriotic heart.
ottr oossip Column.
The American Art-Union.
From the Bulletin for May, we learn that
there are at this time, one hundred pictures
in the possession of the “ Union”—most of
which, if we may judge from the opinions
of the press, are of the highest degree of
merit. Among the subjects, we notice only
one of Southern origin—a view on the French
Broad River, N. C., from the pencil of Mr.
T. Addison Richards. We wish we could
count twenty Southern pictures, instead of
one; for while the “ Catskills” and the “A
dirondack” are represented in every con
ceivable variety, until, from repetition, they
‘fjecomc tedious—our magnificent “ French
Uro.d,” >• TdluM,- utl.c.
regions, arc absolutely terra incognita, to
almost the whole body of American artists.
Their virgin beauties are yet to be revealed
to the eye of the painter; and when that
time shall have come, the walls of the “ Art-
Union” will be adorned with “ pictures that
are pictures,” not only in execution, but in
A whole world of beauty and
picturesqueness is yet to be opened to Art
in the Swamps of the South, where the lav
ish foliage mocks the most gorgeous colors
of the palette, and where the “ effects” are
■strange and startling. Why will not our Ar
tist of the French Broad return to that mag
nificent field, and. reap there the laurels
which are so hardly won from the painter
haunted Catskills ? A word to the “ Art-
Union,” en passant. The addition of South
ern pictures to the Gallery, would have the
happy effect of multiplying ten-fold the
number of patrons in the South. We should
rejoice to know that there were thousands
of subscribers South of the Potomac.
Carrying it too far.
At a recent performance of “ Nourcddin,”
a popular extravaganza, at the Princess’
Theatre, London, the scenic illusions were
so extraordinary, that one of them, repre
senting a fire, created the wildest alarm
among the spectators, and even frightened
the “ ballet girls” oft’ the stage! A great
rush was made for the door, and cries of
“ Fire” prevailed. It was impossible for the
manager to restrain the terrified crowd, and
only a very few remained to learn that it
was nothing more than a “ scenic illusion,”
and a legitimate part of the show !
The Editor of the American Agriculturist
enquires, in his April number, if the Vac
cinium Frondosum is found in the South in
other than mountainous regions. We reply
that it is our most common species of the
Vaccinium, and occurs in almost every sec
tion of Georgia and the Carolinas. It is
abundant in the woods contiguous to Athens
—and we have often seen it in the lowlands.
Punch on the Panoramas.
Mr. Punch has been recently getting into
hot water —not a very uncomfortable place
for Punch, by the way—by accusing Profes
sor Ilisley, who is exhibiting a ‘ four mile
panornma” in London, of copying Mr. Ban
vard’s picture of the Mississippi, (which, it
seems, has had quite a long run in the Me
tropolis.) Professor Risley denies that his
picture is “ a copy of Banvard’s,” and Punch
retorjs that he did not say the picture was
a copy, hut that the Professor had plagiar
ized the idea”of estimating the merits of a
painting by its length from Banvard. Punch
rather tartly adds that the mileage of a pic
ture Is not a very legitimate claim upon the
public favor, and questions the merit of that
rivalry which consists in seeing “ which of
the ‘two competitors can go, literally, to the
greatest lengths.” The idea of a picture’s
having latitude, (breadth,) will do very
well, but that of its being estimated by de
grees, in longitude, is certainly a novel one;
and tve do not wonder that Mr. Punch is
chary-very in his approbation of it.
Station vs. Depot.
The word depot is purely and
there is no more fitness in its general use in
this country, than there would be in our
calling‘steamboats batteaur de rapeur, or
stage coaches diligences. The English em
ploy the word “ station,” and this is the
term which we should immediately substi
tute for depot. It is a libel upon our mo
ther tongue to select a word from a foreign
language to express what might be better
conveyed in the vernacular. The affecta
tion of calling things by French names is
superlatively ridiculous and should be dis
| The Treaty of Vienna a Myth,
The Treaty of Vienna, between the Em
peror and the King of Spain, is stated both
by Rees and Brewster, in their famous Cy
clopoedias, to have been made on the thirty
first day of April , 1725. If the Chronology
of these distinguished annalists is correct,
then the Treaty of Vienna must be included
among the myths of the past, since the day
of its birth is a non-entity. This is a stri
king illustration of the manner in which er
rors are perpetuated by transfer from one
book to another. Can any of our readers
correct the mistake of the Cyclopoedists ?
YVe have long been satisfied, from person
al observation and experiment,that Electro-
Magnetism is available ns a cheap and effi
cient motive power. It is, therefore, with
pleasure, that we learn the successful re
sults of recent experiments of Professor
Page, in applying the power to a Napier
Printing Press. With the sum of .#20,000
wisely appropriated by Congress to such
experiments, we doubt not gratifying results
will be produced ; and we confidently expect
yet to see the lightning harnessed to our
rail road cars, and doing the work of the
steam engine in our noble ships.
Punch, having seen it stated that “ one
hundred thousand bushels of corn had rotted
in California, for want of persons to gather
it,” very impertinently inquires which was
longest in the ear —the “ corn” or the
“ persons !” For an answer, we respectful
ly refer him to the Vicar of Bray.
Sparkling and bright.
We do not know when we have met with a
more briliant tribute to a lady’s eyes, than
lb contained in the following verses :
“ Prometheus stole fire, the poets all soy,
To enliven the image he’d modelled iu clay :
Had fair Mary been with him, the beams of her
Would have saved him the trouble of robbing
Mr. Forrest having achieved a world-wide
reputation as an actor of tragedy in “ coun
terfeit presentments,” seems now seriously
bent on playing tragedy in earnest, if we
may judge from his recent course. To say
nothing of his conduct in the Macready
quarrel—his still later act of separation
from his wife appears very extraordinary.
To “ put away” by a sudden and unexplain
ed caprice, one who has been to hitp for ma
ny years a bosom companion, and the mother
of four children, all of whom died in infancy,
seems to us an act bordering on insanity.
Well may his deserted wife—who is said to
be a most excellent lady—address him in
the words of the immortal Sliakspeare :
“ A.U -,
In what have I offended you 1 What cause
Hath my behaviour given to your displeasure,
That thus you should proceed to put me off,
And take your good grace from me 1 Heaven
I have been to you a true and humble wife,
At all times to your will conformable ;
Ever in fear to kindle your dislike,
Yea subject to your countenance; glad or sorry,
As I saw it inclined. 99
Mrs. Forrest was the daughter of Sinclair,
the celebrated vocalist. She was named
after the gifted but unhappy Mrs. Norton
—whose destiny also she seems to share.
Southern Literary Messenger, for May.
AVe have read only the New York Letter
of this number, in which the writer “ does
not hesitate to pronounce ‘ The Sea Lions’ a
very stupid novel, tedious, .dismal; loose in
its style, ill-constructed, poorly begun, fee
bly continued, and lamely ended.” This
reviewer is “ nothing if not critical,” we
take it; and perhaps he is critical; but we
thank Heaven he is not our Mentor ! It is
fashionable now-a-days to decry Mr. Coop
er’s novels, as this writer does; but we
must be permitted to believe —yea, and to
express our belief—that he is still, even as
he was, the greatest American Novelist;
and as for the “ Sea Lions,” we differ with
the correspondent of the Messenger “ in to
to calo.’’ Next week, wc too “ will shew our
Western Literary Messenger, for May. Buffa
lo: Jewett & Cos.
This is decidedly one of the choicest mis
cellanies ou our exchange list. It contains
monthly a vast amount of the most agreea
ble reading, partly original and partly se
lected. Its contents are never tame or pro
fitless, for Mr. Clement is a man of too much
good taste to allow this.
The Mammoth Sahtrday Gazette.
This is not anew Journal as some readers
may think, but an old favorite—“ Neal” un
der anew name, and, let us suggest to the
publishers,a far less popular one. But eha
cun a son gout, “ What’s in a name ?”
This is, beyond all question, the best week
■ly family paper in Philadelphia, and if we
had said in the world, we should hardly
have made a mistake. AA'e commend it for
its good taste, its variety, and its purity.
The Literary American. New York: A. J.
This popular Journal is publishing as ft
serial, a Tale, by Lieut. Mayne Reid, enti
tled W ar Life : or the Adventures of a Light
Infantry Officer in the late Mexican War.
Terms $& per Annum.
The Literary Union. Syracuse, N. Y.: W. W.
We are pleased with the appearance of
this new paper. Its pages evince both tal
ent and industry on the part of its Editors,
Messrs. Winchell & Johonnot, who say
the great idea which will pervade its pages,
is Progress. It is a quarto of 16 pages,
published weekly, at Two Dollars.
Littell’s Living Age, No. 260, (May 12.) Bos
This is a sterling issue. The chief paper,
on the poet Campbell, is worth the price of
the number, which contains a dozeu articles
besides, including more of “ The Story of a
Scientific American. Now York : Munn & Cos.
No better paper for the avechunic. or the
amateur in the useful arts, is anywhere
published, to our knowledge. It is only #2
The Monthly Law Reporter, New Series, Vol.
11, No. 1. Edited by Stephen 11. Phillips.—
May 1, 1849. Boston: Little & Browu.
The value of this work to the profession,
is acknowledged. It needs no commenda
tion from us, and we name it simply to ad
vise our legal readers that the May number,
just issued, is the first of a volume, and, of
course, the present is a suitable time to sub
scribe. The terns are Three Dollars per j
annum. The publishers offer the current
volume, together with that for the past year, J
for Five Dollars
Sartain’s Union Magazine, for May, 1849.
Philadelphia : John Sartain & Cos.
This beautiful work appears with great!
promptness, and extorts admiration by the j
variety and excellence of its pictorial and
literary attractions. The pictures in the
May number are very numerous, nod most
of them possess decided met it. The success
of this Magazine is “ Sartain .”
(Dur Book <£abtc.
[Publishers and Authors who desire to have their
Books noticed in this Gazette, are requested to
send copies to the Editor through Stringer &
Townsend, Ncw-York, or Carey & Hart, Phil.
.Mardi, and a Voyage Thither. By Herman
Melville. In two vols., 12m0., pp. 365-387.
New York. Harper & Brothers. 1819.
Verily, this book is a literary phenome
non. “ Typce” and “ Omoo” are complete
ly thrown into the shade by this latest effort
of Air. Melville's peculiar talent. The os
tensible difference between Mardi and its
predecessors is, that while they claimed to
be fact, and were universally regarded as
fiction, this is boldly set forth as a fiction,
which the author thinks may possibly be
received as a verity. If he has any hopes
of this kind, he may as well dismiss them—
for certainly a wilder or more incongruous
mass of fiction was never brought forth, with
cliristiiyi rites, than is contained in these
two volumes. To analyze them, is beyond
our purpose. The story is not altogether
unlike “ Typee” and “ Omoo but, being
a sublimation of their extravagances, the
reader may judge to what extent his com
mon sense will be taxed in its perusal. To
do Mr. Melville justice, we must acknow
ledge at once his singular inventive faculty,
and his rhetorical facility. There is a spar
kle, a charm, a certain wild grace about his
style, that would be quite irresistible, were
it not for his decided and oppressive man
nerisms, which ulmost everywhere disfigure
With Mr. Melville’s description of the
Soutli Seas, and of their icthyological won
ders —as also of the exquisite island scenery
therein encountered—we should be stoics
not to be charmed.
His escape from the ‘ Arcturion,’ and the
subsequent adventures of himself and his
comnaninn. “ Old -lari.”—a i*onr auboliiute.
by the way, for Toby of “ Typee,” though
not without his good points—for many days
over the wonder-teeming waters of the
Southern Seas, are very graphically nar
Yillak, the heroine of the book, is a beau
tiful creation of the author's fancy ; but we
cannot help thinking that lie might hav,
managed his story better than to make her
a phantom, vanishing from his very arrru
on,e night, and going no one knew whitliei
This trick of Air. Melville’s, by the way, o
creating such exquisite beings as Fayaway.
of Typee memory, and Yillah, of Alardi, for
his own especial and unlicensed enjoyment,
is a striking commentary upon the morality
of the book.
The Island of “ Mardi” is another “ Ty
pee,” where our author passes himself oft’
under the name of Taji, a demi-god, and a
visitor from the sun. lie becomes the guest
of Media, King of Odo, and, after Yillah so
mysteriously disappears, he resolves to go
in search of her ; and Aledia, who is a very
jolly, sociable and clever fellow, decides to
And now commences a series of travels
and adventures almost unparalleled in ro
mance. Feasts and frolics are plenty as
blackberries ; and so plenty are Kings, that
five and twenty of them sit down to dinner
together, “ and a royal time they have.”
In the further development of the story,
the machinery of magic is employed, and we
have an enchantress Hautia, with her sing
ing maidens as heralds; and, at the very
close of the book, Taji becomes a victim of
Hautia, who reveals to him his lost Yillah,
lying dead in a sca-cavcrn! Romantic
enough, in all conscience
Wc liked “Typoc” vastly well. It was
fresh, racy and delightful, despite its some
what sensuality. “ Omoo” tired us with its
attenuation of the fine thread of the former
work, and disgusted us with the author’s
evident latitudinarianism in both morals
aqd religion. In “ Mardi,” we have a still
further wire-drawing process, and, perhaps,
even less disguised immorality and infideli
ty. These are hard words, but they must
be uttered in justice to onr position as a
AVitliout questioning Mr. Melville’s very
clever talent at romancing, we must con
scientiously condemn his too thinly veiled
lasciviousness, and, moreover, deny his right
to work an idea to death, as he has evident
ly done in Mardi AVe will not take leave
of the book, without affording our readers
as fair a specimen of the descriptive powers
of our author as a single brief paragraph
can present. It is a description of Yillah, at
£rst sight. *
“ Before me crouched a beautiful girl. Her
hands were drooping. And, like a saint from a
shrine, she looked sadly out from her fair, long
hair. A low wail issued from her lips, and she
trembled like a sound. There were tears on her
cheek, ami a rose-colored pearl on her.bosom.
Did I dream! A snow-white skin: blue firma
ment eyes: Goleonda locks. For an instant,
spell-bound I stood, while with a slow apprehen
sive movement, mid at ill gazing fixedly, the cap
tive gathered more closely about her a gauze-like
Mordaunt Hall, or A September Night. A
Novel, by Mrs. Marsh. New York : Harper
Anew work, by the author of 1 Angela,’
will be eagerly sought after.
Fernand::, or, The Fallen Angel. By Alexan
dre Dumas. One vol., Bvo. New York:
Stringer & Townsond.
The admirers of Dumas—one of the least
objectionable (it must be confessed) of the
French School of novelists—will find in this
work much of the brilliant manner of Monte
Cristo, its author’s chef d'ouvre.
Eighteen Hundred and Twelve, or Napo
leon’s Invasion of Russia. An Historical Ro
mance. By Louis Hellstab. New York:
Stringer & Townsend. 1849.
The author of this popular and interest
ing work is a German, whose European
reputation is established beyond question,
and the versatility of genius is quite as re
inurkable a” its brilliance. He has distin
guished himself in the profession of arms, in
song-writing, in journalism, in polemics,
and in criticism—especially in music.
Os the work before us, we may properly
speak in high terms—not only comparative
ly, as bis master-piece, but absolutely, as a
production evincing a very high order of
talent. Os modern German fiction, there is
very little deserving of translation, but
umong the little “ 1812” is pre-eminent.
The chief interest of the book is the ad
vance of Napoleon to Moscow, the famous
conflagration of that city, and the retreat,
with the attendant thrilling events. The
reader will certainly be favorably impressed
with the descriptive powers of the author.
Roland Cashil. By Churles l’art 1.
New York : Harper & Brothers.
Mr. Lever is the prince of humorists, and
it is utterly impossible to read his books
without niuking one’s sides ache. This first
part of Roland Cashil abounds with his hap
piest characteristics, and creates impatience
for the rest.
£l)c Religious lUorltJ.
The Georgia Battist Convention will
meet in this place on Friday next, the 18th
The American & Foreign Bible Soci
ety is in a prosperous condition. For the
first time since its organization, its receipts
exceed its expenditures
A Bishop Bankrupt. Bishop Doane of
tlie Diocess of Ncw-Jersey is said to have
failed for a quarter of a million of dollars, of
which vast sum he is able to pay only a tri
fling per centum. A singular feature of this
case is that that the greater part of the
money was expended in the erection of
The Roman Catholic National Coun
cil, —composed of the Arch-Bishops and
Bishops of the Catholic Church, —will con
vene in Baltimore on Monday, the 14th in
£l)e f ittrarji IVorlit.
CoorEß.—Mr. Putnam lias issued the first
volume, (containing ‘ The Spy’) of his edi
tion of Mr. Cooper's novels, uniform with
the elegant series of Irving's works. The
American public will show its good taste by
liberally sustaining this enterprise.
Mr, Magoon’s New Work. —The last
k v. r . r a... t. -■-re
publican Christianity.” In a recent letter
to us, he characterizes it as his chief work,
and says, “it is the crystallized sweat of
American Literature in Pahis.—
The London Literary Gazette notices the
growing popularity of American books in
Paris, and mentions Messieurs. Charles and
Pichot as especially entitled to the thanks
of the Americans for contributing much to
increse the acquaintance of the French peo
ple with American authors.
Longfellow's New Work. The Litera
ry IVorld gives us a chapter from “ Kava
nagh ” in advance of the publication. It is
a very acceptable foretaste.
Harvard University. The inaugura
tion of President Sparks will take place a- j
bout tlie last of June. Commencement oc- j
curs, hereafter, the tliird Wednesday in
The American Medical Association
held its Annual Meeting at Boston last 1
week. It is described as a great Medical
Juhilcc. The next meeting (1850) will be
held in the City of Cincinnati.
Destructive Fire in Charleston. —
On Monday last, a fire broke out in Bound
ary street, which, before it was suppressed,
destroyed nearly seventy buildings, many
of which were, however, of little value. The 1
loss is estimated at £30,000. It is attribu
ted to incendiarism.
A Daring Robbery. —Nearly four thou
sand dollars were stolen from the counter
of the Alcrchants’ Bank in New A’ork, on
Friday, the 4th inst.
Enquirer. — The Schoolfellow will cer
tainly be permanent.
Alphonso.— AVe will find an early place
for your verses.
‘T. J. T.—Your story is not destitute of
merit, but still is scarcely admissible, judg
ed by the standard we have set up. Our
earnest recommendation is, that you “ try
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THE SHAKBPEAEK CALENDAR.
Prepared for Richards’ Weekly Gazette.
May 6th—The South Sea Act passed the
House of Commons, 1717.
t‘ On my life, my lord, a bubble!”
[All's I Veil, Act iii, Scene 6.
May 7th —A Patent granted to James
Burbage and his Associates for Theatrical
“ Good, my lord, will you see the players well
bestowed 1 Do you hear, let them be well used;
for they are tho abstract and brief chronicles of
the time.” [ Hamlet, Act ii, Scene 2.
May 8th —The Battle of Palo Alto, in
which the Mexicans were signally defeated,
•* They shall have wars, and pay for their pro
[Henry VI, Part 111, Act iv, Scene 1.
May 9th—Tlie Battle of Itesaca de la
Palma, in which the American arms were
“ Thus fur our fortunes keep on upward rourso,
And we aro graced with wreaths of victory.”
[Henry VI, Part 111, Act v, S:cnc3
May 10th —The city of Mexico besieged
by Cortes, 1521.
“ Girdled with a waist of iron,
And heraui'd about with grim destruction.”
[Henry 17, Part 1, Act iv, Scene 3.
May 11th—Pharaoh and his host drowned
in the Bed Sea, B. C., 1489.
“ A thousand men that fishes gnaw’d upon!”
[Hichard 111, Act i, Scene 4.
May 12th—The City of Charleston sur
rendered to the British, 1780.
“ What say youl Will you yield, and thus
Or guilty, in defence, be thus destroyed 1
Gov. —Our expectation hath this day an end:
* * * * * *
We yield our town and lives to thy soft mercy;
Enter our gates; dispose of us and ours,
For we no longer arc defensible.”
[ King Henry V, Act iii. Scene 3.
In thU town, on Tuesday the Bth inst., Col. R
R. Randolph .and Miss Mary Brown.
In Liiwrenceville,Ga., Bryant Strickland, Esq.
and Miss Mary C. Russell.
Iu Oglethorpe Cos., ou 26th ultimo, Mr. James
Bridges and Miss Emily S. Bell.
In Talhot Cos., Ga., on the Ist, G. N. McMur
rav. Esq. and Miss Estra inn dura Ida Acee.
("apt. N. W. Hunter, the subject of this brief
tribute, was a native of the county of Hancock iu
this state —He was graduated at We9t Point
| Academy in 1833 with distinction, and he,'at
j once, entered the Regular Army with which he
j was connected during his life, lie served t hrough
I the Florida war, and also through the Mexican
war in Gen Taylor’s vlivision, being present at
the beginning of hostilities and j artie'pating in
| the battles of Pulo Alto and Rcsaca He La Pal
ma. —lie had been married but a short tiuic be-
I fore the Army was ordered to the Rio Grande,
yet true to the soldiers love of glory and of coun
try he tore him=elf away from the endearments of
| home ad rushed to the field of Mars to vindicate i
the honor and interests of his country —lie cos- I
tractod disease while in Mexico and returned to j
Athens lust July, suffering severely w ith neuralgia j
and continued an invalid for months. In March |
last he visited Savannah aid on his return to this
place through Charleston was taken very ill and
died suddenly in Charleston on the 23 ult aged
38 years. Amid all his severe sufferings he nev
er complained, or jiermitted agroan to escape, so t
perfectly had he schooled himself to control his ,
feelings. When lie was told by his physician that
he had but a few hours to live, lie listened t(*the |
announcement with j>erfcct composure and used j
all his address to quiet his wife, who was fortu
nately with him, by assuring her that he had no
fears of death. His remains arc interred in this
There has pa-sed away an accomplished officer
of the Regular Army, a cultivated gentleman of
varied information, and a noble hearted citizen
with true American impulses, an honor to his na
tive state. May he rest in pe.iee.
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Lever’s < FDonohue ;
Wilke's Western America ,
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Fort’s Medical Practice;
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Wilson’s ‘ 4
Queens of France, (by Mrs. Bushc:)
Memoir* of Josephine ;
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