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COMMEMORATION
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PATRICKS DAY,

New York, 1808. IN HONORE LA LE PADRIG. thousand others whom « memory

cannot count nor choice select # Still Erin attracted, wherever we may every son of Erin emulate their roam,

shining virtues and devotion to Our hearts shall with Paddy be liberty--C« olan's “5 farewell to music." yearly at home.”

5. Washington and Jefferson The

hern and the statesman-Animated Thursday being the anniversary by their bright example, may their of the festival of ST. PATRICK, the children imitate their shining virtues same was celebrated according to The wreath you wave." custom by the juvenile sons of 6. The memory of Walter Blake Erin, at a private house in Liberty- Kirwan-" This brightest gem in street. After partaking of a plen- pulpit eloquence"_" To feed the teous feast, which consisted of every lamp of charity he exhausted the delicacy that the varied art of cookery lamp of life" "Carolane devotion." has had practice in, and drinking the 7. Burk and Macray--Our poets following toasts, interspersed with in Petersburgh, may they receive the original Songs—Bagpipes and other smiling appobation of their country. music kept the company together men for their laudable endeavors to until they hailed the morning of reedeem our national airs from obliShelah's day.

vion " Coolen." 11. The Day-May we on the 8., Our Bards-Ossian the first and

next return of it, find that averging greatest, Carolin the last though not Providence has granted the martyr'd least -may ibeir memories be the

emphatical wish to be literally, pride of Irishmen whilst poetry and fulfilled Music-St. Patrick's Day. melody existo" How sleep the brave."

2. Ireland-May'she like the 'shive 9. Plowden-An independant and ring tenants of the frigid zone,' enjoy liberal Englishman-may the perusal a day proportioned to the dreary of his history of Ireland awake the darkness of her long and gloomy compassion of some of his countrynight, Song “The last Irish Harper.men to the miseries of a people who

3. America -The resting place deserve a better fate-" There's nea of liberty, the asylum for perse. luck about the house." cuted humanity-May she ever 10. War. If peace cannot be keep clear of such miserable sys- maintained with national honor, then tems as has prevailed in the old world let us have war-Paddy is always under the name of government ready and willing to lend Jonathan her people so far have been an ex- a hand to give the enemies of his

ample in the admiring world, that country a sound drubbing " Yankee I they are capable of self-government Doodle,:

" Hail Columbia.Full band. 12. Tammang and Hibernian Pro. 1 4 . Irish Heroes and Patriots- vident Societies-May the only dif. Pontgomery, &c. &c. and the ference between ibose distinguished

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bodies be, which shall do most to poisonous effluvia of aristocracy-, *** the support of republicanism, and Giles Scroggin's Ghost. may all such patriotic and charitable, Odil-fellows-May every odd fellow : associations never want the means be a good fellow, (quis rides.) to relieve the distressed- jefferson? I'll follow my own Vagary.' March.'

Richard and Maria Edgeworth13. Shall oppressed hxmanity find no Whose genius and industry has res- & asylum on this globe'-May everv emia cueď old Erin's children from the grant remember the author of this undeserved imputation of being the humane quere, and mayöhe long enjoy only blunderers and bull 'makers' the reward of his excellence in the Tid-erii. respect and admiration of all who “ Disguise thyself as thou wilt stil. see him the esttem and affection of Slavery, still thou art a bitter drunghi!" all who know him— Roslin Castle.' May the spirit of freedom move

14. Miss Owenson-May her lau. over the whole globe, that all man. dable example in raising her country kind may partake of its sweetsto a respectable rank in the scale of Tis liberty, sweet liberty.' nations by her ingenious researches National prejudice-May it no into its records be emulated by those longer be used as a hammer to knock who possess similar talents- Mor- down truih-Paddy O'Rafferty.' timer and Glovina,' an original Song. The Spinning Wheel and the lo

15. Shelah. Song - Luony Muc May their use become more gene. Toulier.'

ral as it will be the means of in. 16. The American FairMay suring independence to the states." beauty' adorn and hapiness attend Somehow my spindle is mislaid." them for ever and may they conform The sons of Tammany - May they to the wish of the ingenious editors succeed in raising and beautifying of Salmagindi, by paying more the monument sacred to the Marattention to the conversation of the ivr's of freedom who perished on enlightened than to the frivolily of board the Jersey prison Ship- and the coxcomb' our Aourish of the may the calumny of tory editors be fiddle-stick'— How sweet the love that the only obstacles in their warmects return,'

« Dead march in Saul.', 17. Republican Editors.—May our The American Eagle-Fostered uncountrymen ever hold your well doing der thv wings we live, we die in in grateful remembrance: but for thy defence- All the way to Galloway ourselves, we tender you our greatful Standingtoa is the first of an absentee. thanks for your exertions to protect Liberty-May the ample earth our national character against the become her area, and the arch oi unjust and illiberal prejudice of your heaven her dome.-“ Lexingion march federal opponents- Let the toast pass.' " When my country takes her place From the numerous volunteer toasts among the nations of the earth, then,

the following are selected. .let my epitaph be curitten," --May

The American Soil-May it ne- the awful fiat of heaven sanctity · ver bear another Burr 10 disturb and grant the last, expiring wish

the peace of its society ; or its at- of a noble and wounded ---, mosphere be contaminated with the “ Delighted fancy hails the hour." '

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The succeeding entertaininents level of common men. When taking consisted of three appropriate re- an active part in the administration, citations, two of them original bigb dignity and lucrative office were composed and recited by one of the not the sole objects of his ambition ; party : after which our pipor gave but a promise froin the minister of us, very humorously, the favorite an unequivocal support of an absentee air of Paddy-whace; then we had tax, that grand desideratum of every for songs of Miss Owenson's as well-wisher of Ireland, was made the sung by Mr. Webster--and the condition of his assistance, and the new words of our poets in Peters- price of his aid; a promise which burgh, to the old airs Robin Aduir, nothing but his influence could have · Hunours of Glen and Catherine procured, and nothing but private

Ogbee-also Carolan's receipt (the interest and the infatuation of party Irish Orpheus) which for spright- could have rendered ineffectual.' To liness of sentiment and harmony of serve the commonwealth he becanie numbers, stand unrivalled in the list a placeman; but when plans were of modern drinking songs-Milton pursued in whose direction he shared says, •Song charms the sense-- not, and for which, therefore, he Eloquence the soul :

could not be responsible, rank or gain The truth of which was fully had no charms for him, and he deemed proved on this occasion, for the “ the post of honour a private sta. utinost harmony prevailed, pleasure tion." Sirenuously endeavouring to was, manifest in each countenance; effect a parliamentary reforın, he apwith humour and Irish wine went plied the whole force of the volunteer round, which was felt with undi- convention to produce that end; and minished zest till the busy and un- if he was defeated by corruption and wished for hour of day, clapt its double dealing, it is not to be imputed seal on this uninterrupted round of to him the failure of that much-wanted pleasure.

measure -As an orator, he made Demosthenes his model, and emulated his strength and vehemence, without

aiming at the diffusion and brilliancy Charafter of Henry Flood. of Cicero; and as a writer, energy,

force, and argument, more distine The elevation of his talents, the guished his productions than an ela. extent of his knowledge, and the borate structure of words, or accucommanding power of Henry Flood's rately polished sentences. More eoquence, were in honour not only studious of matter than ornament, to his native country but to human he swaved intelligent minds by the nature. For many vears a most dis- powers of his reasoning; nor did he tinguished member of the House of often seek to captivate the inagination Conmons, his every effort was in- by the superficial glitter of expression. variabiy diretext to improve the poli- Now that ali personal animosities are, tical constitution, to increa:e the in- it is to be hoped, buried in his grave ternal re-ource, and to promote the (and in the agitated intercourse of general prosperity of Ireand. No political life personal animosities are despicable plans of privite emolu- but too prone to arise), his warmest men', no pai ry schemes of party in opponents will allow deserved praise terest, deban i the dignity of his to the copiousness of his information, charader, or reduce him in the low to the vigour of his understanding,

to the sagacity of his views, to the fiscations made by this prince, should comprehensiveness of his plans, and lay aside those annual commemorathe wisdom of his measures. If over- tions, that tend to nothing, but by bearing in council, let it be remem- aggravating former wrongs and pre. bered that his mind was not of a sent incapacities could awaken a spiri texture to be contributed by inferior of inquiry, and a desire of venge. spirits; if too ardent in debate, his ance, which must ever prevail, where whole soul was entirely engaged in insult is added to other injuries. what was the immediate object of The government much. to its his pursuit; if unyielding to persua. lionour withheld its san&tion from sion, he saw with a clearer intelleet military or civil exhibicion on the than most other men; and the event day. generally confirmed the justice of A few shirtless wretches, in lattered what has been called his obstinacy. unifornis, with countenances beBut it is not for the fugitive produce smeared with filth, and disfigured tions of the day to celebrate the merits with ferocity and inebriety, attended and the excellencies of the late Henry, armed with pistols and clubs, their Flood. The history of his country, squalid persons covered with orange if ever the history of Ireland shall be ribbons and lillies, huzzaying and written by an able and impartial man, rioting at the base of the only public will do him ample justice; and when statue of the Nassau Hero, now in it records the many eminent cha- the world. racters that have adorned, and that It required a man of brass irded do adorn, the latter end of the 18th to be able to bear against the incang century, it will place in the most that flowed from this rabble, und distinguished rank the revered nane mingled its stinking cur rould of Henry Flood, who first rouzed the Boyne bays tha bir isis te piesa Irishmen to assert their constitutional with blasphemous iinprecati ne iuch freedom; and when the emancipation as formerly scared our worca ad of the country from foreign legis- children it floated from their robe lature was obtained, riveted the noble, lungs infiated and steeped in winter, deed with an irrevocable law. until night closed the dispensation

scene, and allowed the wretches J escape to their dwellings or ! dig

places among the Kevin-sır et nui's, Anniversary of the battle of Aughrim, or old clothes wen of Barrack-liisi July 12, 1808.

How the mighty are fallor? This

protestant house of Orange, is 00 This day passed over in this city, more, its palaces and mansions, where with a decency we never before wit- former conspirators sat in counctio nessed. The memory of the Dutch- dethrone their sovereign anit extin. man, and his military and religious guish religion, are inhabited by a fame, are nearly effaced from the popish prince, popish eclesiastics public mind, or reduced into so hum. read high mass in those very chanibers ble a point of view, as to appear where William and bis English assobeneath the public consideration. ciates planned the downfall of the ļt is high time, after the lapse of catholic faith, and the throne, in a century, in the variable state that the person of a father-in-law and an ancient establishments are exposed to, uncle. jhat the men, who inherit the con: How the treacherous Marlborough

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and canting Burpet, and those other small portion of acid in the comwhigs, who betrayed their prince, position of their tempers to harbour and called it liberty, would be asto - such sentiments towards antiquated nisbed? Were they to awaken after virginity, in many instances, is unthe sleep of a century and behold just, it not cruel, and always illi. the seat of calvinistical rebellion go- beral. verned by a popish family.

Celibacy may be divided into voluntary, and involuntary; now the voluntary celibacy of females prevail

so little through the British dominion, SIR,

that the small muinber who embrace Should you find the following a single life from choice added to essay worthy a place in your useful a greater number who are doomed magazine, you will much oblige to it through necessity seem to have

A constant reader no effect, on our population, we have Of your monthly publication. people enough for all the purposes

of society; and notwithstanding the ON CELIBACY.

great consumption hitherto of human

life, by the sword of war: PopulaWE often find the bulk of man- tion is on the increase, so that under kind the slaves of certain prejudices, this view, voluntary celibacy cannot and what is more to be regretted is, be considered a political offence.that we find the wise and enlightened The injustice of this prejudice will not free from their influence. - appear in a stronger light when operAmong those current in the world, ating against involuntary celibacy, or is that entertained against female that description of maids who would Cerba y an old maid is considered if they could, approach the altar of å soieli vus, censorious being. Hymen, surely no sort of criminality Under the design: tion of tab she is can, attach to what we cannot reintroduced into the dramatic personæ medy; the usages of society, defiof the novelist, as well as the dra- ciency in fortune, and other causes, matic writer, in fashionable circles, consign females to involuntary celishe is considered fair game, for the bacy. wit of the pet want, and the sneer Females cannot consistently woo, of the illnatured, it she don't play they must be wooed by our sex, and at cards, she is considered lumber in such are the restraints iniposed on the the drawing room, like an antiquated fair sex, that were a female to piece of family furniture, the general make the first advance, towards a wish consigns her to the solinude of matrimonial union, she would expose the garret or the avocations of the herself to obliquy and censure, and nursery, and all seem leagued in perhaps render herself an object of treating her with ridicule, noglect, disgust to the man, whom her in, or contempt. It being foreign to inclinarions would select as a partner my present purpose, I shall decline for life; but if there are men in entering into any disquisition con- whose breasts advances on the part cerning the truth of charges made of the female would create disgust, against old maidenism. I shall only considering such behaviour indecent observe that young maids and ma- - forwardness, there are others whoin trons, are sometimes censorious ill- such conduet, would inspire with patured and found possessed of no partiality towards the female, be.

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