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come upon the whole nation, without that has been heaped upon them, year working the destruction of individuals, after year; not because they care twowho are helpless. It is, therefore, not pence about Indians, or anything else so much a question of humanity, in a -except a week or two of newspaper time of warfare-whether you will, popularity ; but because it is now the or will not, assail private property, fashion to be philanthropical. whether you will, or will not, spare So, too, in the slave trade-Frankthe merchant, as it is of sound policy. lin shewed himself to be the same The true question is this, for every friend of humanity; A paper of his, people: are we-taking all the mis- purporting to be the arguments of a chief into view—are we to gain or lose Barbary slave-holder, in justification by privateering ?-À cowardly, cruel, of himself and others, for holding piratical temper, is generated by it: white Christian slaves in captivity property acquired by lawless adven- but, in truth, being a fine parody upture, is pretty sure to be wasted in on the speech of Mr Jackson, a Geordebauchery or extravagance : great gia slave-holder, in Congress—contains mischief-great profligacy-great in- a masterly. refutation of the arguments terruption to the sober productive ha generally used by the southern plantbits of a people, are likely to follow : ers of the United States.

- Privateersmen are a species of pi- Moreover—if any political econorate. Granted-granted. But, after mist of this day, will turn to a paper all, if you have no other way of de- of Dr F.'s; led, “ Positions to be fending yourself,no other way of drie examined ;” or to another concerning ving your adversary to terms-why Embargoes, Corn Laws, &c.”-he not let loose even the pirate upon him? will be amazed, we are sure. The or—why restrain the pirate ?--Self- science of political economy, he will preservation is the first law of nature. find, has made much less progress, The enemy of your enemy is your than he could have believed, since friend--so far.

the days of Benjamin Franklin. Doctor Franklin was a bold advo- Of his humorous essays, we have cate for the Indians ; at a time, when only to say, that everybody has heard they had hardly another white advo- of them. A part of his papers have cate upon the whole earth. He wrote been translated into all the languages in their behalf, like a philosopher of Europe, some into Latin. His like a man-like a Christian. "Some “Poor Richard,” and “ Whistle," are of his opinions, by the way, may be two of a multitude, which have done, found in several of our late works- we believe, incalculable good, in our (very late, some of them)-upon the language, at least. North American savages. Vide Hun- GALLOWAY.-If we are not greatly ter's Narrative, Colburn's Magazine, mistaken, this gentleman was the au&c. &c.

thor of a masterly pamphlet, which Till of late, it has been a habit with appeared in America, soon after the all the white Americans, to abuse and escape of Washington from Sir Wm. belie their copper-coloured brethren. Howe and Cornwallis.-If so, Mr G. Up to the time of Dr Franklin, this was a loyalist--and shewed, rather habit was universal. After him, fol. more conclusively than we should have lowed Ramsay, with a voice, like that liked, had we been the leader of His of a trumpet, in their behalf ; Irving, Majesty's forces, in America, that (see Knickerbocker-Introd.) with a Washington was entirely in the power brave, manly heart-a steady look- of his adversary, more than once: that and a powerful arm-but only for a nothing saved him, in crossing the Defew hours ; Neal, who has never laware, but imbecility or something sheathed his weapon, for nearly eight worse, on the part of his Majesty's years; a multitude of young writers, generals.- -Washington himself, who are now tilting away, in behalf, we know, did say, that he owed his not so much of the red Americans- escape, to the infatuation of his enetheir countrymen- -as of themselves. my.-Yes, and well he might. CornThey, the latter of these, are in the wallis had pursued him so hotly, saddle, not because they understand, through Newark, Brunswick, Prince or care for the merits of the contro- ton, Trenton, that, while the rear of versy ; not because they pity the red

one army was leaving each of those men, or would atone for the outrage “ places" in succession, the van of the


other was entering it. Washington's 3. vols. 8vo, which may be depended whole power, when he crossed-his upon. He was an eye-witness of what whole army—that, upon which the he describes ; an Englishman, we behopes of all America were cast, was Jieve : The work is crowded with maonly twenty-two hundred men-wea- terial, of which a great history might ry-worn out-suffering every kind have been made. With a world of of hardship-and completely discou- trash, there are some passages of exraged, by a long, uninterrupted series traordinary force and breadth in it: of disaster. They were leaving him, as, for example, the account of a Gerby fifties and by hundreds-owing to man officer's death and burial, on the the nature of their engagement: so top of a mountain, just before the surthat, in two days, he was reduced from render of Burgoyne. thirty-three, to seventeen hundred men. GRIFFITH :-Ex-Consul to some Cornwallis had six thousand capital French port; maker of a “Supplement," troops, chosen for the purpose. Yet which is very well, so far as it goes, to Washington was permitted, strange the History of MARYLAND, which, as it may seem, to cross a broad, ra. as we have said before, is not yet writs pid river, with his miserable remnant ten. (See Bozman, vol. XVI. p. 310.) of military power; with all his bag- GRIFFITH - JUDGE. Author and gage and stores (the loss of which compiler of the Law REGISTER, a would have been quite irretrievable work of great value, to those who have to him ;) and without molestation.- claims, or property, in any part of the The advance of Cornwallis put up, for United States. It contains all that is the night, almost within cannon-shot material, for a stranger, ay, or anyof the Americans, while they were em body else—to know, of the laws, barking.

course of practice, and court rules, in There was a Mr Galloway-per- each of the twenty-eight communihaps the same in the Pennsylvania ties, which go to make up the Union. assembly. He distinguished himself GRISCOMB—Author of “ A YEAR about 1764-5-by opposing a petition IN EUROPE:" a plain, sensible, good of that body; or in that body, for sort of a man, who, after “ running changing the proprietary to a regal over" here for a time: picking up a form of government. Franklin after- world of “

pretty particular informawards published Mr G.'s argument, tion, I guess ;” over-ran, like another with a preface of his own.

Cæsar, a considerable part of Europe; GUMAN-REv. MR-A Unitarian and precisely one year--to an hour“ clergyman," of Charleston, South from the day of his debarkation at Carolina ; formerly a contributor to Liverpool, re-embarked for America, the North American Review, for which where he ran-out, before all the world, he made some tolerable translations of about a twelveinonth ago, in a volume Boileau. He was too much of a poet of-commentaries, which are, certainfor that sort of job; and, we fear, ly, very much to be wondered at, conthough one of the most beautiful prose sidering the precipitation of his movewriters of the age is too little of a ments here. We have heard ; but we poet now, for any generous, bold ad- know nothing of the matter, that he venture, in the way of poetry. These dispatched,” by some society of Unitarian "clergymen,” by the by, are New York, to this other world, for fine fellows in America : Mr Everett information. It may be som-we don't (see vol. XVI. p. 570-1) is now going much like to accuse his countrymen to the right field for him-Congress : of dispatching travellers; but certain he will make a figure, there, for a time; of his movements here, certainly fabut will never be a statesman : Mr vour the notion. He had no body with Sparks, we see, is turned editor: Mr him—that we are sure of; and up to Hally is now president of a college: the day of his departure, set all the Mr Pierpont-lawyer - merchant- laws of time and space at naught. poet-preacher-makes compilations HALL-John E.-A blockhead ; is for the use o' schools :"-He is a editor of the Port-Folio (tautology that powerful man, however: He might see Dennie, vol. XVI. p. 566; and be a statesinan. These are Unitarian “ author" of many priceless works (to leaders.

our knowledge)--an account of which, GORDON, DR-Wrote a history of we herewith subjoin. the AMÉRICA REVOLUTIONARYWAR, Thus-No. 1. -"HALL's Port-Fo.


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lio:" a Monthly Magazine, made up count-worth driving before us, with a of original essays from our "periodi-whip of scorpions. There will be cals, newspapers, gazettes, &c. trans- those--we know—the Spartans knew lations of translations ; matter, for it-whom it were beneath a man which the Philadelphians have not yet to assail with anything but a whip. been able to inventa name—but which, He is one of them. A child—an idiot, when it is more than usually absurd we know, may lift a flood-gate or a or foolish, they call his own-poe- bar; draw a bolt, or turn a keytry, of which we remember a verse : which-idiot as he is—may let in a

“ The wedding-day appointed was ; deluge, upon a province. He has The wedding-clothes provided ; done this.He got possession, it were But, on the day she was to wed, no easy matter to tell how-of a spring She sickened and she die did.”

-a fountain, the waters of which did 2. Hall's Admiraltyis a compila- circulate, some years ago, (when it tion from “ Clark's Praxis," and some was troubled of the angels,) through other English works ; with a few all America-like wine. Into it, with meagre notes, which, so far as they a wicked, mercenary spirit, he has been go, only serve to mislead a student, or pouring a deadly poison—a pernicious neutralize the text.

exhilarating drug-month after month 3. “ Hall's Justice”-A shame until there are those, who relish the less piece of quackery, with a candid taste, and love the sparkle, of these fair title, nevertheless—a paltry com- impure waters. He is, therefore, pilation, with what amounts to caveat worth scourging, they, worth shaming. emptor upon the back-from the Laws Or--in sober, plain prose, John E. of Maryland; wherein the author, un- Hall was permitted, weak and wicked der pretence of assisting the lay gens, as he is, to get possession of the Portamong other characteristic, ingeni. Folio, after the death of Dennie, beous expedients to swell the volume, fore anybody thought it possible for has the impudence to give two copies him, or it, in his hands, to be mise -both of which are false of the chievous. With that, he is now able same

precedent,” as he calls it, to provoke the indignation of those which“ precedent,” by the way, is a whom, but for that-he could never bill of sale!

hope to move anything more than the 4. “ Hali's Emerigon"-A poor pity of. With all his abominable stutranslation, with two or three tolera- pidity, however, the man had cunning ble notes (which, of course, are not enough to see, that if he ventured his own) of a poor French book, on much of his loading upon the Portthe Law of Insurance. These works, Folio, it would go to the devil, of we should observe, are only to be course ; and himself with it: wherefound among the wholesale collectors fore he has contrived, year after year, of America - the auctioneers; who to keep it afloat—and his chin above will confirm our testimony. They water--though he has been over head know them to be priceless.--Nos. 2, and ears with it, more than once 3, and 4, are light octavos; the rest, afloat-in spite of his own, dead, ponheavy enough.

derous imbecility, by freighting it with 5.- Hall's Law Journal-A com- a buoyant material, which he pilfered pilation of refuse law tracts; old pamph- from our magazines-whenever he lets ; forgotten speeches &c.-&c.- went ashore-that is, about once athe best of all his “ works ;" being month. entirely a compilation.

He has moreover succeeded, one As a writer, were he not one of hardly knows how, in making himself those, the whole of whom we profess an outlaw, worth hunting down, upon to give an account of, Mr John E. all the sweet, calm charities of life ; all Hall, would not be worth our notice. the sanctities of retirement: He has He is a bad one-a mischievous one done more-he has foregone the privi-a foolish one. He is endowed with leges of a fool : put himself, by his apless than moderate abilities :-with petite for vulgar notoriety, out of the no scholarship; no principle ; no protection, to which he was naturally heart-no courage-no decency-no entitled, by his insignificance; and all character. And yet, strange as it may the laws of generous literary warfare. seem, he is worth calling sternly to ace By his own brutal, cowardly disregard

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of áll decorum, he has driven us to secret): a good captain : a good-perscourge the lion's hide--though we haps a great lawyer. His writings are know what is under it-inch by inch, chiefly political. They are not colfrom his back. -We await our re- lected, we believe ; but certainly deward.

serve to be, with great care. They are HAMILTON - ALEXANDER. (See energetic, manly, profound, satisfacVANDERLYN, vol. XVI. 419.)—AWest tory -We hold him to be, altogether, Indian, by birth: Secretary of State un- one of the ablest men that North der the administration of Washington: America has produced. a soldier -a man a statesman-a le- HAYDEN-HORACE, Dr, a Yankee, gislator (in theory) of whom any peo- author of the “Geological Essays” ple might be proud :-author, (jointly to which we alluded some time agowith Mr Madison, late President of (see BeAZLY, vol. XVI. 420): a valu. the United States ; and Judge Jay, for- able work nevertheless, although one is merly minister to this court - who occasionally disturbed by the pompous, wrote only two of the papers, we believe absurd style, in which little matters are -vol. XVI. p. 509,)-author, so far, spoken of

. It is a prodigious accumuof a work, The FEDERALIST, which lation of material-fact, argument, may be called, seriously, reverently, reason—of which great use might be the Bible of Republicans. It is a large made ; but, of which little is made. octavo volume a series of essays, We think highly of Dr Hayden as a which appeared in defence of the Fe- geologist ; mineralogist--and also, as deral constitution, pretty much as it à dentist. He has written ably upon now is, before it had been adopted by the diseases of teeth ; lectured in the

; the people.--It is a work, altogether, Maryland University”- !--so called which, for comprehensiveness of de- on the same subject ; and we are quite sign, strength, clearness and simplici- sure is master thereof.—He has also ty, has no parallel-we do not even such are the strange pursuits of a learnexcept, or overlook, those of Mon- ed Yankee ;-he has also found out a tesquieu, and Aristotle-among the method of tanning leather, in four political writings of men.

hours, for which he has obtained aWhile Hamilton was the Secretary patent: and a method of preserving of State, certain of his reports, upon anatomical preparations " to all eterthe domestic relations of the country, nity”—which we take to be quite a were papers of extraordinary power : desideratum with everybody, but our It was this Hamilton, with whom resurrection-men: Both of these disWashington quarrelled, in the Revo- coveries, however, Mr Charles Whitlutionary war; and whom Burr shot law (see BOTANY, vol. XVI. p. 564) in a duel. The quarrel with Wash claims to have given Dr Hayley, the ington was only for a moment. Wash- 'first idee" of. ington was imperious absolute: Ha- HUNTER—John, D. (see vol. XVI. milton, youthful, haughty, and fear- p. 639—Dec. 1824) Author of the book, less. Washington spoke to him, ra- which is called HUNTER's NARRATIVE. ther too much like a master. Hamil -A very honest fellow, at bottomton drew up; and gave him a word of spoiled by absurd attention here; with caution, which was never forgotten ; a world of cunning; who forgot his though, when Washington came to part, as a North American savage, enmake up his political household, he tirely, before he left us.—He could put all recollection of it aside, and not get up a better book, without ascalled him to the first office, under him, sistance ; although, we dare say, that, in the Federal administration.

after all the pruning ; alteration, corHARPER-ROBERT GOODLE-A rection, etc. etc. which the “NARRAremarkable specimen of the self-edu- TIVE,” has undergone, there is not a cated class : a senator : a member of paragraph left, as it was written by Congress, where he held a command- him. ing influence, year after year: a states- HUSTON-Editor of the MINERVA: man-whose great speech, Cobbett formerly one of the writers for Dr swears that he (Cobbett) made for him Coleman's EVENING Post--(a valuable (Harper): a good mechanic, (having paper--vol. XVI. 427.) Mr Huston, been a cabinet-maker in his youth ; a we are told, is English; at any rate, his circumstance of which he makes no writings are, though he does maintain,


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that Sir W. Scott is not—we state it fatiguing: a mere catalogue of undistrongly—the author of his own works: gested, indigestible transactions : all that, on the contrary, “one Dr Green- matter ; no.workmanship, as a whole: field” is : and, moreover, that he (Mr Mrs WARREN-& woman : TRUM H. we suppose the article wearing an BULL, sound; but a little too wise editorial face) did actually see the ms. thoughtful, particular, in ordinary af

MS of a novel, in the possession of a Lon- fairs, clumsy, credulous, without ardon publisher ; which MS. was in the dour :--Allen (see vol. XVI. 308, hand-writing of Dr G., and after- Sept. 1824) partly trash ; partly newswards appeared in print, as one of the paper wisdom; partly rhodomontade; Waverley novels.-We may err a little, partly writing, of a noble, strong, bolá perhaps, in the particulars; but, subé character - determined - eloquentstantially, we are correct, in saying original—but, murdered by typograthat such positive testimony did ap- phical blundering.-Allen, by the way, pear, some 18 months ago, in the Mi- must not bear this load. He is too honest

a fellow ; too good a man; has enough Hill-IRA. Another Yankee. (See to answer for, on his own account. It Beazly, vol. XVI. 420.) This man's was the transgression of others—Neal " THEORY OF THE EARTH," is one of and Watkins. Be it on their heads. the most capital affairs that we know of; R. Walsh, Dr-could write a book unless, perhaps, that paper of Irving, in about America, by which he would be the Introduction to Knickerbocker, up- remembered, if he were to undertake on the same question, be as good. - it, like a man ; discharging his heart The chief difference is, that Irving is of all bitterness ; foolish rancour; jeaundoubtedly in fun, while he appears lousy and fear. to be profoundly in earnest : Ira Hill HOFFMAN-DAVID - Professor of profoundly in earnest, while he ap- Law in the University of Marylandpears to be only in fun. It is, after a highly respectable institution; but all, however, a mighty ingenious book no University. It is, in fact, only a

-was rather satisfactory to ourself- medical college ; with a law faculty, and if he would put forth a new edi- of which Mr H. is the professor.tion, with a burlesque title, would go He is the author of a small work, of down, yet :-Or, if the book should which we think very highly.—He calls not, he would. Absurd as it is on some it “ A COURSE OF LEGAL Study.”accounts, however, it is, on others, an His views are more extensive, by far, essay of singular merit.

than those of any other person, who HISTORY—There is hardly a state professes, or lectures upon law, in in the whole “ Union,” without a his- America; and, with a few trivial extory of its own: Some ten or a dozen ceptions, dignified, worthy, and adhave been put forth, concerning the mirable. He teaches that men are not United States-America--the Revo- lawyers by intuition : that he, who is lutionary war, etc. etc. and yet, up to called upon to expound law, may have this hour, the best account of Ame- occasion to know what he is talking rica, the Revolutionary war, and all, about ; may wish that he knew somehas been the work of a stranger--an thing of history, legislation, languages. Italian—a writer, who had never set He would have the name of a lawhis foot, in America. His name was yer something more than a by-word Carlo Botta.--A plenty of material among men-a reproach - a nickmay be found for a good history Professor EBELING's collection of it- HALLY-Rev. MR-Another Uniself; that, which he gave to Harvard tarian clergyman : formerly a preachUniversity some years ago, is a mine er of Boston, Massachusetts: one of of learning about America. He was a the most eloquent speakers of the age stranger too; a German.--RAMSAY --or declaimers, rather : & showy, is romantic, loose, declamatory, and beautiful rhetorician : president of the credulous: MARSHALL, (Chief Jus- Transylvania “ University," so called tice of the Supreme Court,) insup- -an academy on a respectable footing portably tiresome; and, with all his hardly a college: a miserable prosegreat honesty, care, and sources of in- writer-in comparison with himself, as formation, from the papers of Wash- a speaker, we mean.--He never apington, greatly mistaken, several times, pears to say what he means ; or to in matters of importance: GORDON,

mean what he says, with a pen. VOL. XVI.




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