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male Auxiliary Bible Society, 31 dollars 5 1850 Bibles, and 3500 New Testaments, for cents; the B S of Maine, Mass. 447 dolls. gratuitous distribution; and that 9017 Bibles 77 cts.; the B. S. of Frederick, Virg. 500 and New Testaments from their small stereodollars, the Fishkill B. S. 200 dolls. ; the type plates, and 1250 New Testaments from Auxiliary Welsh B. 9. of Steuben and Ótica their octavo plates, have been sold to differand their vicinities, 200 dolls ; the Auxiliary ent Societies and Associations These make B. S. of Lexington, Virg. 200 dolls. ; the Fe. the aggregate number of Bibles and New male Auxiliary B. S. of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Testaments published by the Society since its 30 dolls.; the Female B. S. of E. Haddam, institution to be 76,850. A donation of one Connecticut, 16 dolls. 50 cts.; the Female thousand dollars was, during the year, reAuxiliary B. S. of Washington, Penn. 100 ceived by the Society, from the executors dolls; the Auxiliary B. S. in the County of of the late Robert Montgomery, Esq. end Middlesex, Mass. 200 dolls.; the Fayetteville one of five hundred dollars from the Female B. S. N. C. 150 dolls.; the Mercer B. S. Penn. Bible Society of Philadelphia. 39 dolls.; the Union B. S. of Burke County, Philadelphia Female Bible Society. The Georgia, 250 dolls.; the Newark_B. S. N. receipts of this Society in the year past, by Jersey, 150 dolls. ; the Auxiliary Female B. their annual Report, were 1443 dolls: 31 cts. S. of Caledonia, Genessee County, N. Y. 60 Their disbursements 1305 dolls. 49 cts. dolls. ; the St. Lawrence Female Auxiliary The General Missionary Convention of B. S. N. Y. 74 dolls.; also from William B. the Baptist denomination of the United Crosby, Esq. executor of the will of Mary States, beld its session at Philadelphia on M‘Crea, late of New-York, 250 dolls; and the 7th of May last. It was fully aitended. from Isaac Heyer and George Griswold, col. Its address is an interesting paper. It appears lected in the first Ward, New-York, 511 from the Report that there are in the United dollars.
States, 2727 Baptist churches, 1635 ministers, A Bible Society, Auxiliary to the American and 183.245 members in communion. During Bible Society, has been formed at Auburn, the last year 10,000 were baptized on prounder the name of The Auxiliary Bible Socie. fession of faith and repentance. ty of the County of Caynga.
Bisbop Hobart of New-York, at present At the last annual communication of the acting as Bishop of Connecticut, has conseGrand Royal Arch Chapter of Vermont, it crated Episcopal Churches at North-Killing. was resolved to forward to the American wortb and North-Guilford in that diocess. Bible Society sixty dollars, for the purpose of He has confirmed 249 persons in his late constituting the Rev. Jonathan Ney, of New. visitation to the various churches in that Fane, Grand Chaplain of said State, &c. and State. the Rev. Ebenezer Hebbard, of Brandon, The Rev. Sylvester Learned has been orpast Grand Chaplain,--members of the said dained to the office of the Gospel Ministry, by society for life.
the N. York Presbytery. It is understood that A Bible Society has been instituted in he is to be employed by the General AssemNew Jersey under the name of The Sussex bly as a Missionary to New Orleans. Auxiliary Bible Society.' It is a branch of the 'The Rev. William Bacon has been ordain. Bible Society of the State.
ed to the work of the Gospel Ministry as an A Marine Bible Society has been formed at Evangelist, by the Presbytery of Niagara, at New-Haven, Con. auxiliary to the New York Buffalo, N. Y. Marine Bible Society. Elias Shipman, Esq. The Rev. Samuel Clark has been inducted has been chosen President of it. - A Society into the ministerial office at Princeton, Mass. has also been formed for the religious educa The Rev. Edward Richmond, D.D. bas tion of the poor and ignorant, to be called been installed Pastor of the third Congre. the New. Haven Sabbath School Society. gational Society in Dorchester, Mass.
New Hampshire Bible Society. This So- The Rev. W. Burt has been ordained Pasciety purchased during the last year eight tor over the Congregational Society in Durhundred Bibles, and 1000 Testaments. The ham, N. H. amount disbursed during the last year was A new Baptist Meetinghouse has been $1415 24 cents; balance in the treasury, opened in New-Bedford, Mass. The Rev. $1148 50 cents.
Silas Hall is engaged to preach in it. Albany Bible Society. From the annual re- The St. Francisville (W Florida) Sentinel port of the treasurer, $1388 25 cents were dis- of June 17, says,-On Sunday last, the merbursed by the Society last year, and he bas chants of this village closed their doors, by now remaining in his hands. $413 25 cents. general consent, and refused to transact any
Bible Society of Philadelphia. From the business, or sell a single comipodity!—This Ninth Report of the Bible Society of Phila. is the first determined effort we recollect to delphia, it appears, that there have been issu: have known made in Louisiana, to pay a due ed by that Institution during the past year, respect to that holy day.
ART. 10. POETRY.
prayers we said,
Eor the American Aonthly Magazine.
From the London Courier.
THE BURIAL OF SIR JOHN MOORE. On receiving from a Lady a flower of the Al- Who fell at the battle of Corunna in Spain, in thær, (Marsh-mallow.)
1808. AS, from the blaze, with fearless hand,
Not a drum was heard, nor a funeral note,
As his corse to the rampart we hurried,
Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot, And, in her flowing mantle's fold,
O'er the grave, where our bero we buried. The glowing wood undauuted rollid, And clasp'd the rescu'd amulet;
We buried him darkly at dead of night,
The sods with our bayonets turning ; So, from fierce love's intenser flame,
By the struggling moonbeam's misty light,
And the lantern dimly burning.
No useless coffin enclosed his breast,
Not in sheet nor in shroud we bound him, No earthly ill could reach me there.
But he lay like a warrior taking his rest,
With his martial cloak around him. 2 From Southey's Curse of Kehama-Canto 10. Few and short were the
And we spoke not a word of sorrow,
But we steadfastly gazed on the face of the dead,
And we bitterly thought of the morrow. In Heaven ambition cannot dwell,
We thought, as we hollowed his narrow bed, Nor avarice in the vaults of hell;
And smoothed down his lonely pillow, Earthly these passions of the earth,
That the foe and the stranger would tread o'er They perish where they have their birth;
his head, But love is indestructible.
And we far away on the billow. Its holy flame forever burneth; From heaven it came, to heaven returneth. Lightly they'll talk of the spirit that's gone, Too oft on earth a troubled guest,
And o'er his cold ashes upbraid him, At times deceived, at times opprest,
But nothing he'll reck if they let him sleep on It here is tried and purified,
In the grave where a Briton has laid him.
But half of our heavy tusk was done,
When the clock toli'd the hour for retiring, But the harvest time of love is there. Oh! when a mother meets on high,
And we heard the distant random gun
That the foe was suddenly firing.
Slowly and sadly we laid him down,
From the field of his fame fresh and gory ;
We carved not a line, we raised not a stone, An overpayment of delight!
But we left him alone with his glory.
Art. 11. THESPIAN REGISTER.
Friday Evening, June 20. is simple, its diction polished, well-sustained, Hero of the North.Lady of the Lake. and energetic, and we know not where to
THIS was an excessively warm night, and find, in modern tragedy, more genuine pawere present during a charming winter scene deservedly, among the noblest productions on the stage, but found bow impossible it is of the British tragic muse. With Mrs. Barnes to cool one's self, by thinking on the frosty in Douglas we were both pleased and pain. Caucasus.'
ed. Though she exhibited her accustomed E.
correctness in her conception of the charac
ter, and a just apprehension of the lofty senMonday Evening, June 23. timents and heroic spirit so natural to the Douglas.-Harlequin Fisherman.--Highland “ blood of Douglas ;" and though her action Reel.
was graceful and appropriate, and her animaof this tragedy, that accomplished scholar tion did not flag, yet she came so short, in her and splendid poet, Gray, has said, that " it stature and the might of her arm, of wbat the bad retrieved the true language of the whole probability of the incidents required, stage, fost for three hundred years.” Its plot as abnost entirely to mar our enjoyment of the scene. There should be verisimilitude in please. He has a very good voice, his size the looks of an actor, in his figure and muscu. and figure are advaniageous, bis ideas of lar strength, as well as propriety in his cose character are frequently correct, and we tume,correctness in his readings,or adaptation think it is in his power to rank so respectably, in his voice and gesture. There are doubtas an actor, that when bis audience should be less many men," tall fellows of their hands,” in a good-natured mood, they would scarcewho could read with perfect accuracy of ly think of the absence of a greater. Mr. emphasis what is put down for Juliet Capulet, Jones was very respectable in old Norval. for instance, and enter thoroughly into her He related his story to Lady Randolph with feelings, but with what shadow of propriety a good deal of feeling and propriety of tone or hope of success could they undertake to and emphasis. Measuring Mr. J. by the standpersonate her on the stage? The attempt ard of his own abilities as an actor, he fails would be obviously most preposterous. And most we think in gesture, which is too genewhere is the propriety of a delicate female, rally wanting in ease and freedom, and seems small even for her sex, totally deficient in not enough the spontaneous expression of size and vigour of limb, and in fulness, ener- feeling. We have seen Mr. Pritchard play gy and masculine melody of voice, attempt. far better than he did in Glenalvon. We are ing to personate a young man of heroic sta. willing to make every allowance to Mr. P. ture, and majesty of mien as well as of un on account of his having much to do, but conqnerable valour, whose frame, if it have still, though this may prevent that profound not become as compacted and capable of toil study of his character, which is doubtless neand privation as it may, in: maturer years, cessary to great success, yet we do not think bas, nevertheless, attained its complete sta- it a sufficient excuse for that coldness and ture, and exhibits the full-grown vigour of apathy, which too often renders Mr. P's actan Athleta moving to the contest? If the ing tame and tedious. In Glenalvon Mr. P. story had brought young Norval before us, was not ardent enough in his villany, his at the age of 15, when his imagination be mind did not seem to be active and plotting gan to kindle at the recitals of the hermit, enough to suit the catastrophe of the play, or and bis soul pant to break from obscurity, the general character he took upon bim; and and prove his parentage by deeds, we think when he said of Lady Randolph, we should have been completely satisfied with Mrs. B. for his representative. Instead whose charity exceeds not.
- Even I did think her chaste, of the strength that could enable her " to Whose deeds lascivious pass Glenalvon's thoughts! play her weapon like a tongue of flame," and an arm to shelter the Grampian vales, and of instead of manifesting a diabolical satisfaction “ four armed assailants” strike to the earth, at finding, as he supposed, the guilt of Lady “ from which they never rose again the Randolph, and chuckling at the last proof of fiercest two,"while the other two sought safe. depravity in the sex, he said it with a phlegma ty in flight, she could scarcely unsheath her and a mere recitation tone, that spoiled the sword, and we regretted that Mrs. B. should whole effort of a passage that gives a deeper undertake the part at all. We are aware that insight into Glenalvon's character than any. this has been the favourite character of strip- other single passage in the tragedy. ling performers, and that the master Bettys Mrs. Groshon's Lady Randolph was more and master Paynes, have all figured away in than commonly well for her, though she can Young Norval; but they could none of them never hope to excel, and Miss Dellinger's play the part. One of them we have seen, Anna was not so bad as it might have been. and in regard to the other, Mrs. Inchbald's In the entertainment, so called, Mr. Car. opinion satisfies us that he could not do it pender, as Harlequin, made a very good leap any justice, while Cumberland's opinion of through the barrel of fire, but the Harlequinhis general powers, however it might allow ade, on the whole, was very stupid. "The him some talents as a boy, is, with us, suffi- only thing that can redeem a performance of cient authority that he was most extravagant- this kind is the “wonderful of bodily activily overrated. When Mrs. B. puts off her bon- ty," of which there was very little this evenpet and her slipper for the bat and boot of ing. Myrtillo we are delighted, but the helmet
L. and the shield and the claymore we would advise ber to decline. Mr. Robertson in
Friday Evening, June 27. Lord Randolph we cannot praise, though we The Rivals; or a Trip to Bath.— The Peasant will not entirely condema him. If he could,
Boy, or Assassin Discovered. by any imaginable means or motives, be in- “ The Rivals" has been preferred by some duced to quit his monotony and drawl, and to." The School for Scandal ;” but though speak some of his sentences quicker than this be exaggerated praise, yet the piece is others, and trust himself occasionally to a full of vivacity and wit ; is strongly marked natural manner, we are persuaded be might by a vigilant nad nice observation of what
is ridiculous in sentiment and conduct; and, Languish was very spirited and very just. In in respect of character and incident, is pure this kind of character we must concede to comedy. Mr. Barnes was certainly animated, Mrs. Darley bigh praise. We know of po and on the whole, tolerably correct in his lady of Thespian fame, who is more interestapprehension and representation of the self- ingly and provokingly capricious and waywilled arbitrary, irascible, Sir Anthony Ab- ward, and who then repents and reforms solute, though, we think, he indulged him with better grace or more amiable contrition self too much in grimace, (as he often does) than Mrs. Darley. Her Lady Elizabeth Freeto suit the respectability of the character, love, Lydia Languish, Mrs. Ferment, and which, notwithstanding its many eccentrici- characters of this turn, are good enough. ties and absurdities, is not that of a butfoon. The melo drama of the Peasant Boy is inMr. Darley's Sir Lucius O'Trigger was passa- teresting in the plot, is worked up with conble, but could not have been adequate to the siderable skill, is moral in its effect; and Mrs. author's conception of his high-mettled ad- Barnes and Mr. Robertson, on whom the inventurer, who was as ready to quarrel with terest of the piece depended, played well. a man for his thoughts, as for his words or The songs this evening were sung respectaactions. He was such a man as Mercutio bly, particularly “Hard Times,' to which calls " the courageous captain of compli. Mr. Barnes gave much effect. ments;" one who “ fights as you sing prick- In the recitation of the “ Ode on the Passong-the very butcher of a silk button-a sions,” though we think Mrs. Barnes' readduellist-a duellist;" one who like Mercutio ing might have been improved, yet her action himself “ will quarrel with a man for having was all grace, and her pantomime descriptive a bair more or less oü his head than himself.and fine.
L. Indeed we have not seen for many years on the boards, one who could personate the Irish
Saturday Evening, June 28. Such a recruit is very much wanted, Speed the Plough—Mother Bunch, or Harlefor many of the very finest comedies in the
quin and the Yellow Dwarf. language have ibis sort of character shot There are some improbabilities in this cothrough them, and cannot be enacted, sim- medy, (such as Miss Blandford's falling in ply on account of the above mentioned defi- love with a plough-boy, at first sight, and Sir ciency.
Philip's making a confidant of Bob Handy,) Mr Simpson, in Capt. Absolute, was very but still it is pleasing in the representation, good-very good indeed. This belongs to very pleasing. The character of Sir Abel ihat class of character that suits his talents, Handy and his son Bob are original and well and in which he is universally acceptable. conceived, and though they approach extraIn Faulkland, the most original and nicely- vagance, are full of entertainment and just discriminated character in the comedy, Mr satire. They were well personated by Mr. Pritchard was natural and pleasing. He re. Barnes and Mr. Simpson. Mr. Pritchard represented well the peevish, querulous jea- presented the stern, remorseful, anxious Sir lousy of the love-sick Faulkland, wbo though Philip forcibly and with propriety; and Mr. intelligent, accomplished, well-bred and ho. Baldwin made a very good, plain, blunt, upnourable, was cursed with a nervous sensibi- right, honourable Farmer Ashfield. Henry lity, that was a perpetual torment to himself was performed by a stranger, announced as and his friends.
from Belfast. The manners and action of Bob Acres, with his vanity, good-nature, this gentleman were rathers tiff and awkward, eredulity, animal-spirits, and valour, which though his gesture' was occasionally very es. çan by no persuasion or example of Sir pressive and appropriate, and his conception Lucius be“ screwed to the sticking-place," of the character and his reading for the most aod his new style of oaths that echo the part accurate and discriminating. sentiment, and his hair in training," was done As for Harlequin, &c. it was miserably stuto the life by Mr. Hilson, who, odds judg. pid and tedious. Harlequin could not roll; ment, tact, animation and humour! did ade the clown had no variety or point in his quate justice to the comic conceptions of the "body wil," and the prolongation of perpetuaf author. Mrs. Baldwin did much credit to clumsiness, tired us out.
L. herself in Mrs. Malaprop, and with her dictionary words most accurately pronounced,
Monday Evening, June 30. and “most ingeniously misapplied,” with her Adelgitha---High Life Below Stairs. absurd vanity and grotesque disappointment, This tragedy is from the pen of M. G. contributed greatly to the entertainment of Lewis, and is much such a tragedy as might the evening and the exposure of folly. Mrs. be expected from him. The names of his @roshon's Julia was tolerably good, as com- characters are familiar to history, but he has pared with her general style of acting, though blended fact and fiction in his plot, in inexwe cannot allow that she was altogether the tricable confusion. But the principal fault elegant, lovely, intelligent, high-minded, uni of the piece is the circumstance on which it affected Julia Melville. Mrs. Darley's Lydia hinges. Adelgitha, the heroine, is daughter
of the deceased Prince of Salerno, and wife and love? The play is equally improbable of Guiscard, sovereign of Apulia. Michel and immoral. Unmarried females in the staDucas. the Greek emperor, having been tion of Adelgitha, or in any respectable grade expelled from Byzantium, hy his subjects, of life, never do forfeit the immediate jewwhom his crimes had instigated to revolt, el of their souls,' nor ought they ever to be seeks refuge in the dominions of Guis. suffered to believe that it is possible for them card. This brave prince espouses the cause to be the objects of illicit solicitation, much of the deposed emperor, and whilst le march. less that tbey can yield to it. But how fatal es forth to fight his battles, leaves him at his a delusion is it to propagate the idea, that a Court. Michel feels the humiliation he suf- woman who has been unfaithful to herself fers in receiving such favours from an infe- can be loyal to ber husband, and that a rior, grows indignant at the idea of his de- wanton who has imposed herself upon the pendence, and jealous in the extreme of the credulity and insinuated herself into the afmilitary reputation of his benefactor. To fections of a man of honour, can, when her complete the picture of his ingratitude, and duplicity is unmasked, be still an object of to crown his baseness, he becomes enamour- forgiveness !-nay, of tenderness ! ed of Adelgitha, and in Guiscard's absence In regard to the performance, a few words attempts her virtue. She rejects' his proffers must suffice. Mr Pritchard's Michel Ducas with disdain, and boasts the unsullied purity was more than respectable. Mr. Robertson, of the blood of Salerno. This name recalls as Guiscard, described with much force and to Michel's mind a tale, the application of animation his rescue in the battle by the galwbich he never knew till now. In • Astra's lantry of Lothair This last character was wood' he had once lost his way in the dark. handsomely supported by Mr. Simpson Of ness of the night, when suddenly a groan Mrs. Groshon's Adelgilha, as we can say reached his ear ; be hastened to the spot nothing commendation, we will say nofrom which it proceeded, and found a knight thing at all. stretched weltering in his blood, who had E. been stabbed by robbers. The cavalier intrusted him with the confession of a guilty
Wednesday Evening, July 2. deed,
Iron Chest.-Wood Demon
This is a monstrous play, the hint of which By solemn vows seduced-abandoned-lest appears to have been taken from Godwin's To shame and anguish.
celebrated novel of Caleb Williams. InterAnd implored him to restore her letters esting, however, as is that ingenious fiction, and portrait, which he committed to him, and this drama is so replete with folly and inconto assure ber of the poignancy of bis remorse, sistency, that it excites little sympathy. Mr. &c. To make the shortest of a long story,
Bancker.undertook the cbaracter of Wilford, Michel now discovers this maid to bave been (it being his benefit nigbt,) and got through Adelgitha. He profits, by his information, to with it better than we should have expected. charge her with the fact, and compel her to Wherever we see ambition we are disposed give him an assignation. This is appointed, to encourage it. Ambition, however, unless after Guiscard's return, in the chapel of St. it be well regulated, will defeat its own pur. Hilda, whither Adelgilha repairs, in the hope pose. A map, for instance, who disdains to of dissuading him from his purpose, but find qualify himself for the discharge of everying him resolute, she attempts to stab berself, day duties, will hardly be prepared to meet and being defeated in tbis design, she plunges the demands of more important exigencies ;her weapon into the bosom of her ungene much less, if he is incapable of fulfilling the rous suitor Another is arrested for the mur- first, will he be able to satisfy the last. What der of Michel, and condemned to death by Pope has said generally of life, is particularly Guiscard, when Adelgitha comes forward and true of the stageavows her own guilt and the innocence of Honour and shame from no condition rise, the accused, whom she acknowledges as her
Act well your part, there all the bonour lies. son by her youthful lover, George of Clermont. And yet it is astonishing to see how many, Guiscard is thunder-struck by the discovery, both in real and mimic life, prefer acting a yet such is the strength of his affection that great part badly, to performing an humbler it overcomes even the dread of dishonour, one well. It is enough to be compelled to and he is ready to consent to receive her endure the assumptions of ignorance in comagain to his arms, when she charitably averts mon intercourse with the world, but when this new disgrace by terminating her exist. one resorts to the theatre for recreation, 'it
Who would believe, after this narra. offends one to the soul to hear a robustious, tive, that Adelgilha is represented as a para- perriwig-pated fellow,' tearing not only pasgon of virtue, and that she is introduced, sion, but sense and language, to rags and tatwhilst unapprehensive of detection, in all the ters. We cannot but wonder that so few confidence and cheerfulness of innocence actors have correct apprehensions of the digo
Yol. I, No. IV.