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Fell to the Dutch by just propriety.
Glad then, as miners, who have found the ore,
They with mad labor fished the land to shore ;
And dived as desperately for each piece
Of earth, as if it had been of ambergreese ;
Collecting anxiously small loads of clay
Less, than what building swallows bear away ;
Or than those pills, which sordid beetles roll,
Transfusing into them their dunghill soul.
Yet still his claim the injured ocean layed,
And oft at leapfrog o'er their steeples played ;
As if on purpose it on land had come
To show them what's their mare liberum.
A daily deluge over them does boil ;
The earth and water play at level coyl.
The fish oft times the burgher dispossessed,
And sat ; not as a meat, but as a guest ;
And oft the Tritons and the Sea nymphs saw
Whole shoals of Dutch carved up for Cabillau ;
Or, as they over the new level ranged
For pickled herring pickled heerin changed.
Nature, it seemed, ashamed of her mistake,
Would throw their land away at duck and drake.
Therefore necessity, that first made kings,
Something like government among them brings.
For, as with pigmies, who best kills the crane,
Among the hungry he, that treasures grain,
Among the blind the oneeyed blinkard reigns,
So rules

the drowned he, that drains.
Not who first sees the rising sun commands ;
But who could first discern the rising lands.
Who best could know to pump an earth so leak,
Him they their Lord and Country's father speak.
To'make a bank was a great plot of state,
Invent a shovel, and be a magistrate.
Hence some small dykegrave, unperceived, invades
The power, and grows, as it were, a king of spades 5
But, for less

envy me joined state endures,
Who look like a commission of the sewers ;
For those Half-Anders, half wet and half dry
Nor bear strict service, nor free liberty.
Sure when religion did itself embark,
And from the east would westward steer its ark,
It struck, and splitting on this unknown ground,
Each one thence pillaged the first piece, he found.
Hence Amsterdam, Turk, Christian, Pagan, Jew,
Staple of sects, and mint of schism grew ;
That bank of conscience, where not one so strange
Opinion but finds credit and exchange.
In vain for Catholics ourselves we bear ;
The universal church is only there.
Nor can civility there want for tillage,
Where wisely for their Court they chose a village.



ISAAC RILEY & Co. have in the press Godwin's last novel, “ Fleetwood.” We have not seen the work, and therefore cannot speak with certainty. One general remark however occurs, the force of which, authors do not sufficiently feel ; we mean the responsibility, which an author takes on himself, for the effects, produced by the natural tendency of his writings. We hope the moral tendency of this novel will be better, than from our knowledge of its author we have reason to expect.

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WE are authorized to expect in a short time another volume from the pen of Doctor Caustic, author of “Terrible Tractoration” &c. A part of the expected volume, we understand, was published in London about the time the author left that place, with the title of “Original Poems.” The American edition will be enriched with


valuable addie tions, written since the author's return.

AN abridgment of the History of New England by Miss Hannah Adams has just appeared. This lady has been assiduous in her labors for the benefit of youth. The present volume contains 185 pages, and, like her other works, is intended for the improvement of “ young persons."

DAVID HOGAN of Philadelphia proposes publishing by subscription a scripture account of the faith and practice of Christians; consisting of an extensive collection of pertinent texts of scripture, given at large, upon the various articles of revealed religion ; reduced into distinct sections, so as to embrace all the branches of each subject, the motives to the belief or practice of the doctrines taught, and the threatenings, promises, rewards, punishments, examples, &c. annexe ed thereto ; addressed to the understanding, the hopes, and the fears of Christians ; the whole forming a complete concordance to all the articles of faith and practice taught in the holy Scriptures. By the late Rev. Hugh Gaston, V. D. M. member of the Root Presbytery, County Antrim, Ireland.

According to the prospectus this work embraces nearly 1300 articles, under each of which is collected all the corroborative texts of scripture, that are pertinent to the subject, and the words of the sacred writers set down as far, as they are applicable. On the perfections of Deity there are 160 sections or separate heads ; on the creation of all things, and the state of man, angels, and devils, 41 ; on God's government of all things 82 ; of Jesus Christ, his incarnation, sufferings, works, &c. his offices, titles, perfections, glory, &c. 34 ; on baptism and the Lord's supper 5 ; of the Holy Ghost, his offices and works 16 ; of the Trinity 16 ; relative to duties toward God 244 ; toward mankind 70 ; toward ourselves &c. 221 ; characters good and bad &c. 210 ; christian's exercises 37 ; human life, death, and the resurrection 10 ; the last judgment, a future state, both with res. pect to the righteous and the wicked 29.

To the whole are annexed a table of contents and a copious index, by which any subject can be referred to without difficulty.

Several respectable divines have furnished approbatory testimonials to this valuable work. Dr. Green of Philadelphia says, “the design of Gaston's collections is to arrange under " the general heads or common topics of theology the vari

ous texts of scripture, which in the opinion of the author “ bear upon the several points, which he specifies ; or in “ other words to form a kind of system of divinity from the “ Bible itself. The compiler appears to have been a man of “ orthodox principles, and his work is the fruit of much in

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Of the Deluge. IN the transactions of the Asiatic society at Calcutta we find several proofs from the sacred books of the Hindoos, that they have a knowledge of this great event, and as with us it stands, as part of their religious code.* However we may derive the European traditions on this subject from the Hebrew books, yet the same account cannot be given of those of the Hindoos; they are supposed to be coeval with Moses.

Having now collected our proofs, let us make a brief comparison of the facts and opinions, that have been stated, to see if we can make such an arrangement, as will comprehend the present appearance of the world, and reconcile it with the Mosaic history, without recurring to any anterior submersion. It will not be expected, that we shall pursue the reasoning through all its ramifications ; it will be enough to state those heads of argument, which persons of inquiry will know how to apply.

The world was probably made at first in the same form, in which we see it. There was the same distinction of land and water, rivers, lakes, and seas; of mountains, hills, vallies, and green fields; of trees and smaller vegetables,some with ripe fruit, and others in bloom, according to their various progress at the same season. In


division of matter were specimens in every degree of perfection, all produced at once without waiting the slow operation of chemical principles, or the accidental combination of organic particles to produce

* Asiat. Res, vol. I, pp. 16 and 216, Vol. II. No. 2.


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