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A neat modell’d wax man,
Whom nobody trusts!
Many a spouse :--
Tol de rol, &c.
And they ride along the wave,
And the lofty and the brave
With an even march they sweep
As they sail.
Yet we do not seek the fight;
And we battle in our right,
Then we kindle in our cause,
Spout their fires.
And the massacre of war;
In the van of glory's car;
This when battles lightning runs
He shall know.
With Decatur and with Hull,
In their glory's proudest full;
For our homes we will meet them again :
Let their boasted navies frown,
On the main.
We, too, have hearts of oak,
And the hour of strife may come,
Hissing ball and bursting bomb,
But our spirits feel no dread,
Is our due.
Then come on, ye gallant tars!
With your matches in your hand,
With a free and noble stand,
wait for the moment of death:
Yield your breath.
Do your duty gallant boys !
And you homeward shall return
When the lights of triumph burn,
Then, when country calls again,
O'er the wave.
Oh Lilla, I with all would part,
To feel as I did then,
Or quicken'd reason's ken-
That heart entrancing strain,
Blest Hope resumes her reign.
And were deceived.
Their souls for ever!
Else they had broken !
Art. X. - Literary and Miscellaneous Intelligence. A gentleman, from the interior of New York, intends, if sufficient encouragement shall be afforded him, to construct in the neighbourhood of this city, a map on a new plan, and on a scale so extensive as to cover several acres of ground. Her
e proposes to delineate the eastern and western hemispheres, on a terrestrial plane, in two circles collaterally situated. The land and water to be distinguished by sand or gravel of different colours. The equator to be represented by a paved path of sufficient width for a walk for two persons. The parallels of latitude, meridians, circles, &c. to be distinctly delineated, and the several zones to be of different shades of colour. The situations of the different mountains are to be designated by small mounds, sufficiently raised to give an idea of their relative altitudes, and those intended to represent such as are of a volcanic character, to be constructed
with a cavity so as to admit of artificial eruptions of smoke and ignited matter. Rocks, soils, shells, &c. illustrative of the geological character of different regions are to be properly distributed; and it is further proposed that the chief cities of different states and empires, the wall of China, the pyramids of Egypt, and other remarkable monuments of human industry, shall have miniature representations. The plan will be completed by decorating the margin of the plot, with foreign and indigenous shrubs and trees.
The design is a bold and novel one, but it appears to most of those who have examined it, well deserving of public attention. The details of geography, as commonly taught in our schools, form a dry study, oppressing the memory, without much improving the judgment. The names of places derived from foreign, and not unfrequently from barbarous languages, are not easily remembered, and the length and breadth of countries, with the distances of towns one from another, are generally learned only to be forgotten. Nor are our common maps calculated to give a lively and lasting impression of the relative situation of places. Each object, though it may be correctly delineated, is too minute to strike the mind with any degree of force, and by the immense number of objects crowded into a small place, confusion is necessarily produced.-But to a map constructed on Mr. Goodrich's plan, it is evident that no such objections could apply. Every thing would here be represented on so extensive a scale, that it could not but be distinctly seen, and would in all probability be distinctly remembered. The learner could place himself in different positions to impress on his mind the relative situation of places, could travel over the plot to determine the relative size of countries, and would thence derive what may properly be called topical assistance, in remembering names derived from foreign and barbarous languages,
The inventor of the plan, is, as we before intimated, a Mr. Goodrich. His brother-in-law, who is now in this city, has, we are happy to state, received such encouragement that he has good reason to hope that he will soon be able to effect what he has for some years had in contemplation. Several gentlemen, distinguished in the literary and scientific world, have publicly signified their approbation of the plan, and one has had the liberality to offer a plot of ground, in a pleasant and convenient situation. This being the case, we presume that the money necessary to complete the design will be obtained with but moderate exertion.
To the Republic of Science.-Martins are a bird that migrate in a peculiar manner. It appears to be unknown whence they come, and whither they go; a knowledge of which is very desirable, and, if attained, might lead to a great enlargement of our knowledge in natural history. As these birds, while here, build about our houses, and seem to delight in the society of man, it is inferable that they do the same elsewhere : if so, we might, a little before the time of their departure, attach to their legs or
neck, small labels, written on fine linen or si!k, with indelible ink, or on parchment, stating the date, and the nan e of the place and nation. To this it would be well to add a rough drawing of a ship, with the national flag, and drawings of some of the animals of the climate, as a sort of universal language; also, a request to the reader to attach a similar label about the time of the return of the birds in the spring, and to publish the circumstance in a newspaper of the country. Learned institutions generally might contribute to the improvement of science by printing and distributing such labels both in Latin, and in the language of the country.
If we do not by such means learn, soon or late, where the martins go,
it will be inferable that they go to some unlettered people or unknown country. The more reasons we find for presuming there are unknown countries, the more will we be disposed to exert ourselves in research.
Engraving.–The side-graphic printing and engraving establishment of Messrs. Perkins, Fairman and Heath, has been commenced in the house in Fleet-street, late Parker's Glass Manufactory, with every prospect of splendid success. Already they have engaged to manufacture Bank Notes on their inimitable plan for several Yorkshire and other Banks; and they are also preparing various engravings for popular books, as maps and views for Goldsmith's Geography, frontispiece for Mavor's Spelling Book, and a solar system for Blair's Preceptor, all of which will have proof impressions of their engravings, though tens of thousands are sold annually. Over and above these applications, they are making preparations to print on cotton, dresses of greater beauty than have been ever fabricated before. The perfection of all their prints must so improve the public judgment, that coarse and inferior prints must soon be banished from use; and hence the arts themselves must be greatly improved.
Corsicaurum.-A new mineral earth has been lately found in Corsica, thought to be impregnated with particles of gold. By chemical operation, vases have been made of it for table services, and it is found to vie in colour and lustre with the finest vermillion.-The name of Corsicaurum has been given to it; it has the property of not discolouring white stuffs, which is not always the case with gold, the most purified and refined.
Messrs. Warren & Wood, offer a silver cup of the value of fifty dollars, for an Address to be delivered at the opening of the New Theatre. Those who desire to be competitors for the prize, are requested to transmit their, productions on or before the 15th day of November, each Address to be accompanied with a sealed paper, containing the name of the author, which the managers pledge themselves shall not be opened, unless the premium shall be awarded to such Address. Upon the merits of the different productions offered, a committee of literary gentlemen of acknowledged talents will decide.