The Philadelphia Inquirer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 27, 1821 · 4
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Philadelphia Inquirer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 4

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Issue Date:
Friday, July 27, 1821
Start Free Trial

LITERARY SELECTIONS, FOR THE NATIONAL GAZETTE. THE FLYINGD UTCHMAN. fom Blackwood's Edinluirg Mugagine, fop May . . is. Our ship, after touching at the Cape, nt out again, ana soon losing sigtu 01 e Table Mountain, began to be assailed the impetuous attacks of the sea, f.hich is vell known to be more formi able there than in most parts of the Inown ocean. The day had crown dull Jul hazy, and the breeze which had for lei'ly blown fresh, now sometimes sub' jdecl almost entirely, and then recovering s strength for a short time, and chang g lis s utret-uuii, uicty nun icmpuraiy olence, and died away again, as it exer ising a melancholy caprice. A heavy well began to come from the south-east pur sails flapped ' against the masts, and he ship rolled from side to side, as hea ;ny as n sue nao oeen water-ioggeu. here was so little wind that she would lot steer. At two P. M. we had a squall, accom ianied by thunder and rain. The seamen, rowing restless, looked anxiously ahead fhey said we would have a dirty night of t, and that it would not be worth while to kirn into their hammocks. As the second frate was describinc a crale he had en fountered off Cape Race, Newfoundland, Ive were suddenly taken all aback, and he blast came upon us furiously. We fontintted to scud under a double reeled fiiainsail and foretopsail till dusk; but, as 'he sea ran high, the captain thought it lafest to bring her to. The watch on deck Consisted of four men, one of whom was appointed to keep a look out ahead, for he weather was so hazy, that we could pot see two cables' length from the bows. pL'his man, whose name was Tom Willis, pent frequently to the bows, as if to, observe something; and when the others tailed to him, inquiring what he was itoUin at, he would give no definite an- f . , r 1 . - i wer. 1 liey inereiore went isu to uic o.vs, and appeared startled, and at first aid nothing. But presently one ol them ried, " William, go call the watch." The seamen, having been asleep in their hammocks, murmured at this unsea sonable summons, and called to know how I looked upon deck. To which lorn "Y il-is replied, " Come up and see. What we jure minding is not on deck, but ahead." jL)n hearing this they ran up, without put-ling on their jackets, and when they came o the bows there was a whispering. One of them asked "Where is she? I jdo not see her," to which another replied, ' The last flash of lightning shewed there jtvws. not a reef in one of her sails; but we Hvho know her history, know that all her fcanvass will never carry her into port." Dy.this time the talking of the seamen Sad hrought some of the passengers on ideck. They coul'l see nothing, however, (for. the ship was surrounded by thick klarkness, and by the noise of the dashing waters, and the seamen evaded the questions that were put to them. J At this juncture the chaplain came on ileck. He was a man of grave and modest '-demeanour, and was much liked among the seamen, who called him Gentle "George. He overheard one of the men ask ing another, " If he had ever seen the Flying Dutchman before, and if he knew the story about her?" To which the other replied, " I have heard of her beating about in these seas. What is the reason the never reaches port:" The first speaker replied; " They give different reasons for it, but my story is this: She was an Amsterdam vessel, and sailed from that port seventy years ago. Her master's name was Vanderdecken. He was a staunch seaman, and would have his own way, in spite or the devil. For all that, never a sailor under him had reason to complain; though how it is on board with them now, nobody knows; the story is this, that in doubling the cape, they were a long day trying, to weather the Table Bay, which we saw this morning. However, the wind headed them, and went against them more and more, and Vanderdecken walked the deck, swearing tit the wind. Just after sun-set, a vessel spoke him, asking if he did not mean to go into the Bay1 that night. Vanderdecken replied, 4 May I be eternally d d if I do, though I should beat about here till the day of judgment! And to be sure, Vanderdecken never did go into that bay; for it is believed that he continues to beat about in these seas still, and will do so long enough. This vessel is never seen but with foul weather along with' her." ; To which another replied, " We must keep clear of her. They say that her captain mans his jolly boat, when a vessel comes in sight, and tries hard to get along side, to put letters on board, but . no good comes to them who have communication with him." Tom Willis said, " There is such a sea between us at present, as should keep us safe from such visits." To which the other answered: "We cannot trust to that, if Vanderdecken 6ends out his men." Some of this conversation having been overheard by the passengers, there was a commotion among them. In the mean time, the noise of the waves against the vessel could scarcely be distinguished from the sound of the distant thunder. The wind had extinguished the light in the binnacle, where the compass was, and noone could tell which way the ship's head lay. The passengers were afraid to ask questions, lest they should augment the secret sensation of fear w hich chilled every heart, or learn, any more than they already knew. For while they attributed their agitation of mind to the state of the weather, it was sufficiently perceptible that their alarms also arose from a cause which tbey did not acknowledge. Tho lamp at the binnacle being relighted, they perceived that the ship lay closer 10 the wind than she had hitherto done, and the spirits of the passengers were somewhat revived. Nevertheless, neither the tempestuous state of the atmosphere, nor the thunder had ceased; and soon a vivid flash of lightning shewed tha waves tumbling around us, and, in the distance, the Flying Dutchman scudding furiously before the wind under a press of canvass. The sight was but momentary, but it. was sufficient to remove all doubt from the minds of the passengers. One of them cried aloud, " There she goes, top-gallants and all." The Chaplain had brought up his prayer-book, in order that he might draw from thence something to fortify and tranquillize the minds of the rest. Therefore, taking his seat near the binnacle, so that the lisrht shone upon the white leaves of the book, he, in a solemn tone, read out the service for those distressed at sea. The sailors stood around with folded arms and looked as though they thought it would be of little use. But this served to occupy the attention of those on deck for a while. In the mean time, the flashes of lightning becoming less vivid, shewed nothing else, far or near, but the billows weltering round the vessel. The sailors seemed to think that they had not yet seen the worst, but confined their remarks and prognostications to their own circle. At this time the captain, who had hith erto remained in his birth, came on deek, and, with a gay and unconcerned air, inquired what was the cause of the general dread. He said he thought they had already seen the worst of the weather, and wondered that bis men had raised such a hubbub about a capful of wind. Mention being madeof the riving Dutchman, the captain laughed. He said, " he would like very much to see any vessel carrying topgallant sails in such a night, for it would be a sight worth looking at." The chap lain taking him by one of the buttons of his coat, drew him aside, and appeared to enter into serious conversation with him. While they were talking together, the captain was heard to say, " Let us look to our ship and not mind such things;" and accordingly, he sent a man aloft, to see if all was right about the foretop-sail yard, which was dialing the mast with loud noise. It was Tom Willis who went up; and when he came clown, he said that all was right, and that he hoped it would soon get clearer; and that they would see no more of what they were most afraid of. I he captain and first mate were heard laughing loudly together, while the chaplain observed that it would be better lo repress such unseasonable gaiety. The second mate, a native of Scotland, whose name was Duncan Saundcrson, having at tended one of the university classes at Aberdeen, thought himself too wise to be lieve all that the sailors said, and took part with the captain. He jestingly told Tom Willis to borrow his grimdam's spectacles the next time he was sent to keep a look out ahead. Tom walked sulkily away, muttering that he would nevertheless trust to his own eyes till morning, and accordingly took his station at the bow, and appeared to watch as attentively as before. The sound of talking soon ceased, for many returned to their births, and we heard nothing but the clanking of the ropes upon the masts, and the bursting of the billows ahead, as the vessel successively took the sc.:b. But afier a considerable interval of darkness, gleam of lightning began lo appear. Tom Willis MtrlJeiily called out, "Vanderdecken again! Vanderdecken again! I see them letting down a boat." All who wcte on deck ran lo the bows. The next flash of lightning shone far and wide over the raging sea, and showed us not only the Flying Dutchman at a distance, but also a boat coming from her with four men. The boat was within two cables length of our ship's side. the man who first saw her ran-to the captain, and asked whether they should hail her or not. The captain, walking about in great agitation, made no reply, i he first mate cried, " Who's going to heave a lope to that bnair 1 lie men looked at each other without offering to do any thing. The boat had come very near the cnams, when lorn Willis called ot.t, " What do you want? or what devil has blown you here in such weather?" A pier cing voice from the boat replied in Lng lish, " We want to speak with your cap tain." The captain took no notice of this, and Vanderdecken s boat having come close along .side, one of the men came tin on tie ok, and appeared like a fatigued and weatner-oeaten seamun, holding some let tcrs in his hand. Our sailors ail drew back. The Chan lain, however, looking stedfastly upon him, went forward a few steps, and asked, " V hat is the purpose ol this visit;" The stranger replied, " We have lone been kept here by foul weather, and Vanderdecken wishes to send these letters to his friends in Europe." Oar captain then came lorward, and said, as firmly as he could, " I wish anderdecken would put his letters on board ot any other vessel rather than mine. The stranger replied, " We have tried many a ship, but most of them refuse our letters." Upon which Tom Willis muttered, " It will be best for us if we do the same, for, they say, there is sometimes a sinking weigni in your paper. The stranger took no notice of tnis, but asked where we were from. On being told that we were from Portsmouth, he said, as if with strong feeling, Would that you had rather been from Amsterdam. Oh that we saw it again! We must see our friends again. When he uttered these words, the men who were in the boat below wrung their hands, and cried, in a piercing tone, in Dutch. M Oh that we saw it again! We have been long here beating about; but we must see our friends again." The chaplain asked the stranger, " How long have you been at sea." He replied, " We have lost our count; for our almanack has blown overboard. Our ship, you sec, is still; so why should you ask how long we have been at sea; for Vanderdecken only wishes to write home and comfort his friends." To which the chaplain replied, " Your letters,! foar, would be of no use in Am sterdam, even if they were delivered, for the persons to whom they are addressed are probably no longer to be fouud there, except under very ancient green turf in the churchyard. The unwelcome stranger then wrung his hands, and appeared lo weep, and re plied, ' It is impossible. We cannot be licve you. We have been long driving ubout here, but country nor relations cannot be so easily forgotten. There is not a rain drop in the oir but feels itself kin-ded with all the rest, and they fall back into the sea to meet with each other again. How then can kindred blood be made to forget where it came from? Even our bodies are part of the ground of Holland; and Vanderdecken says, if he once were to come to Amsterdam, he would rather be changed into a stone post, well fixed into the ground, than leave it again; if that were to die elsewhere. But in the mean time, we only ask you lo take these letters." The chaplain, looking at him with as tonishment, said, " This is the insanity of natural atlection, which rebels against all measures of time and distance." The stranger continued, "Here is a letter from our second mate, to his dear and only remaining friend, his uncle, the merchant who lives in the second house on Stuncken Yacht Quay." He held lorth the letter, but no one would approach to take it. Tom Willis raised his voice, and said, " One of our men here says he was in Amsterdam last summer, and he knows for ceitain that the street called Stuncken Yacht Quay was pulled down sixty years ago, and now there is only a, large church' at that place." The man from the Flying Dutchman said, " It is impossible; we cannot believe you. Here is another letter from myself, in which I have sent a bank note to my dear sister, to buy some gallant lace to make her a high head-dress." Tom Willis hearing this, said, " It is most likely that her head now lies under a tomb-stone, which will outlast all the changes of the fashion. But on what house is your bank note?" The stranger replied, "On the house of Vanderbi'ucker and Company." The man of whom Tom Willis had spoken, said, " I guess there will now be some discount upon it, for that banking house was gone to destruction foriy years ago, and Vanderbrucker was afterwards amissing. But to remember these things is like raking up .the bottom of an old canal. , The stranger called out passionately, "It is impossible we cannot believe it! It is cruel lo say such things to people iu our condition There is a letter from our captain himself to his much beloved and faithful wife, whom he left at a pleasant summer dwelling on the border of the Iluarlemer Mer. She promised to have the house beautifully painted and gilded before he came back, and to get a a new set of looking glasses for the principal chamber, that she might see as many linages of Vanderdecken as if she had six husbands at once." The man replied," There has been lime enough for her to have had six husbands since then: but were she alive still, there is no fear that Vanderdecken would ever get home to disturb her." On hearing this, the stranger again shed tears, and said, if they would not take the letters, he would leave them: and looking around he offered the parcel to the captain, chaplain, and to the rest cf the crew successively, but each drew back as it was offered, and put his hands behind his back. He then laid the letters upon the deck, and placed upon them a piece of iron,which was lying near, to prevent them from being blown away. Having done this, he swung himself over the gangway and went into the boat. We heard the others speak to him, but the rise of a sudden squall prevented us from distinguishing his reply. The boat was seen to quit the ship's side, and in a few. moments, there were no more traces of her, than if she had never been there. 1 tie sailors rubbed their eyes, as if doubting what they had witnessed, but the parcel still lay upon the deck, and proved the reality of all that had passed Duncan Saunderson, the Scotch mate, asked the captain if he should take them up, and put them into the letter bag? Receiving no reply, he would have lifted them if it had not been for Tom Willis, who pulled him back, saying that nobody should touch them. In the mean time, the captain went down to the cabin, and the chaplain, having followed him, found him at his bottle case pouring out a large dram of brandy. The captain, although somewhat disconcerted, immediately offered the glass to him, saying, " Here, Charters, it what is good in a cold night." The chap-Iain declined drinking any thing, and the captain having swallowed the bumper, they both returned to the deck, where they found the seamen giving their opi. nions concerning what should be done with the letters. Tom Willis proposed to pick them up on a harpoon and throw it overboard. Another speaker said, " I have always heard it asserted that it is neither safe to accept them voluntarily, nor, when they are left, to throw them out of the ship." "Let no one touch them," quoth the the carpenter. " The way to do with the letters from the Flying Dutchman is to case them upon deck, by nailing boards over them, so that, if lie sends back for them, they are still there to give him." The carpenter went to fetch his tools. During: his absence, the. ship gave so vio lent a pilch, that the piece of iron slid off the letters, and they were whirled overboard by the wind, like birds of evil omen whirring through the air There was a cry of joy among the sailors, and they ascribed the favourable change which soon took place in the weather to our having got quit of Vanderdecken. We soon got under weigh again. The night watch being set, the rest of the crew retired to their births. iSIIOES. JUST received on consignment, 250 cases comprisine an extensive assortment of men's women's, misses anil children's SI IOCS. ALSO, A large assortment of 1st quality city made Boots and Shoes, i or sale by I Hacker, Brown 6j Co. July 24- iKf No. 43, North Front street Superior Candles. T ANDING from the sloop Union, capt. Li Barnard, direct from Nantucket, an invoice of warranted Summer made Sperm Candles, of the best brands, and superior quality. FOR SALE BY Sam. L. Shobcr, 7 mo. 23 dtf . No. 26, South Wharves. Windsor Soap and Sponge. boxes white and red Windsor SUA I', 1 bale superior fine Sponges. IDU a A Lttj 11 x Temple Smith, DRUGGISTS, No. 121, Market street. 7mo. 12lh codlm CITY TAVERN, Trenton, JV. Jersey. J. M. BISPHAM, RESPECTFULLY informs the miblic that his 1 louse has undergone a thorough re pair, which renders the Lodging rooms much more comtortalde than formerly, in addition to the former stock of Liquors, Albany Ale and Water, in imtll from the celebrated Congress Springs, in the State of New York, is lion on hand, and will constantly be kept, for the accom modal ion of those who may choose tousour luni Willi their custom. June 27 dim FUR SALE, THE THREE STORY BRICK HOUSE, VT cut A I . I.. ... 1 rt-,w I n I ami has a deep lot, opening on a twenty feet alley. see, or at this office. For terms apply on the premi. Jan. 27 Ht FOR SALE, A Country Seat, situate on the ItidEe I urnpike, fire miles from l'lu ladelphia, and near the Fnllsof Schuylkill, lately occupied by Jacob Gerard Kovlii it contains about 18 acres and 13 perches of land, with an elegant Mansion House, liani, Muhles, Ice House, Siirini; House, and a complete Iiatli House. with apparatus for warm and cold bathing, all of which are in the best order and repair. 1 here are also an orchard and fish pond, and an excellent garden with gardener s house, and spring water is conveyed by pipes into the kitchen, barn yard, garden and lawn. The situation is considered one of the finest in the rirmity of the city, commanding an extensive view of ihe Schuylkill and adjacent country. t''or forms, apply to James vaux, No. 159, Arch street. In ease the above should not be speedily sold, it will be let at a reasonable rate tor the season. July 17 tnf2w v Erski lie's Treatise. This Day ia Published bij A. FINLEY, N. E. corner of Chcsnut and Fourth streets, I'rice 50 cents in boards, REMARKS on the INTERNAL EVI HENCE for the Truth of Revealed Religion. By T. ERSK1NE, of Edinburg. The publisher is informed from very respectable authority, that Mr. Krskine has been recently converted from Infidelity, and that the present work is the result. RECOMMENDATIONS. Dear sir. I have read tursktnt r trcause on ' The Internal Evidence for the Truth of Revealed Iteligion. It is an admirable performance, filled with judicious observations, and interspersed with happy and interesting Illustrations of the various points discussed It is stamped with the image of a atrone;, accurate and powerful mintl. Having himself by the grace of God, experienced the moral and re-eenerati. g influence ot Divine truth, the author wishes that others may be brought under the quick ening and sanctifying operation of the same trans-fornunfr power. The work is well calculated to call up the attention of nominal christians, as well as of proftssed infidels, to the high and commanding claims ot the liilile, as a revelation given by Jehovah to torm the character ot sintul man tor eternity. Ju'v 17, 18 a. J. J. JANE WAY. Jlr. Finleii I have read, with great pleasure. Krskine'a treatise on " The Internal Evidence for the Truth of Revealed Religion. It is, in my jndgment, a work of rare merit. The st) le is lucid, chaste and nervous. The illustrations are happily chosen, and skilfully applied. " The in ternal evidence for the truth of revealed religion.' is not a new subject; but this writer's method of treating it, is new and natural; and to my mind, con vincing and sausiaciory. l uisn you success in the publication. V.JML,L, I'attor, Sixth Presbyterian Church, Pliilatlelphia. July 17, 1881. . Deaf Sir I have read with much pleasure, and rejoice that you propose to republish, Mr. Erskine's valuable treatise on the internal evidence of Christianity. It deserves, and 1 hope will receive, a careful perusal, from those persons especially, who whilst they readily assent to the authenticity of the Uible are too little aenuninted with "the internal structure" of that religion which it teaches: It is a specimen of sound and ingenious argumentation, conducted m a perspicuous, and animating style, whose attractions will be very soon felt and confessed, by the attentive reader. It abounds with striking, yet chaste illustrations; presents elevated views of evangelical truth; and cherishes a pure and enlightened piety, offering no ottenoe to true christians ol any denomination. It is the author' design to enfoi-ee the sentiment, that as the Uible embodies in itself the principal evidence of its truth, he who desires to form a correct judgment of the character of this book, instead of reading many elaborate wrxks on the external proof's of its inspiration, should, first of all, give a candiJ and careful attention to the Uible itself: leading us to this most consolatory inference, that men of learning are not the only persons capable of obtaining an intelligent airurance of the truth of the gospel, but that this assurance is aike attainable, by the poorer and less instructed portion of mankind. Believing that by reprinting this interesting book, you will he instrumental of promoting the best of causes, 1 have, agreeably to your request, transmitted these remarks to your disposal. Respectfully, ke. T. H. SKINNER. Mr..inthony Jt'iuley. July 17A, 1821. The Rev. Dr. A. Alexander aays, in relation to this work, "This ia the production of a superior mind, on which the t rut lis of Revelation seem to have operated effectually. July 25 ANDtRLYN'S Painting of the celeb ratd Xt Palace and Gardens of Versailles is now n exhibition in mevemn, north of Hieh street Admittance twenty five cents. Children twelve and a half cents. July C5 w3- Common Lnw lieports. ' Thin day i' fmblishrd, by M. CAREY & SONS, Corner of Chcsnut and Fourth streets, "DAKT I. Vol. V. ol the following work, JL containing vol. I. of BnoiiKnur & Binoham'b Repout op Casks in the Court of Common Pokas in continuation of Taitwtost Hi Marsualih RnrouTg. REPORTS OF CASES Argued and determined in the Court ofCommok Plkas, CounTop Kio'h HEwrH, and at Nisi Phidb. PROSPECTUS. Every practitioner and student of law mist admit the utility of access to the decisions of the Courts of Common Law in England. 1 he constant reference to the recent reports of that country iu the arguments and decisions of the American courts, particu-ly on commerci'd topics ; and the analogy that must necessarily s.Sisist in questions arising in two coun tries, the principles ot whose lnws and lornis ot pro-ceeding are in most respects the same, sufficiently evince the truth of this assertion. It is believed that every American jurist would desire to peruse and refer to the points decided in that as well as his own country, as early after their authentic publication as possible. From the number of bonks of Reports annually published in England, anil their great cost, there arc lew however who can procure them. Much of their contents consists of subjects foreign to the views, and useless to the researches, of the American jurist, tithes, particular acts of Parliament, special customs, Of this diaoripliun are cases uinn the annuity net. branches ut law peculiar tu the political and ecclesi astical organization ot taut country, and others Ilia might be enumerate',. . Under these circumstances, it is believed, that a selection may be mnde from the contents of the English Reports, to contain all that is valuable in them, and be compressed into a comparatively small com pass, witb tMs Mew Al. larey 6; aons propose republishing the above works, and inserting only the name and margimil note of every casa which shall not de deemed of sufficient interest to he retained at large ; while all those eases which are in any way ap. plicable to this country will be th en in full. The ail. vantage of this plan is. th.M it will enable them to furnish for the small sum of kivk iiollaus p. r mi num. all the important contents nf (he English lie- porters, to purchase hieh would require al leaut for ty dollars. It is proposed to commence the work with the reports of cases arciicdand determined in the Kinsr's Uench and Common Pleas, and points decided at J tm fnxin, In the year ISyO, and to continue it by a Quarterly publication of cases in the mine courts subsequent to that vein. Emm the arrangements the publishers have made for obtaining the English re ports by the earliest opportuniUes, they presume it will be in their powerto republish them here in the mode above mentioned, within Fuui: months after their appearance in England. In order to complete the series, they intend to pub lish, upon the same plan, all the Reports of Cases in the above mentioned Courts bich have uou been published in this country. These Reports will make four volumes 8vo. and vill be published with as little delay as possible. ' Vols 1 to , will contain Taunton's Reports, vols. 5, 6, 7, and 8 Marshall's Reports, S vols. .Moore's Reports, Common Pleas, .3 vols. Slarkie's Reports, Nisi lVius, 2 vols. Holt's Reports, Niai Prius. The Reports of 18'2ft, will form vol. 5, of the sc ries. The work will be prepared by Thomas Sergeant and John C. Lowber, Esquires, two gentlemen of the liar ot I'luladelpliia. TERMS.. L it shall be published Quarterly, on the first of March, June, September, anil leeember, and wilt make annually a volume of about 5(1(1 pages. 2. The subscription will he live dollars per annum, payable on delivery of the second No. iu each vear. Vols. 1 to 4, will ho put lo press immediately, and furnished with as little delay as possible. Pait I. vol. 1, will be delivered with next part of vol. s STATIONARY, Paper Hangings, Patent Lamp, Piano Forte, Rare and Valuable Books, FOIl SALR AT the i.rrF.ttAHY hooms ly ltno.m- it .ir, J'EIV YVIiK. ORDERS must be sent direct to the subscriber, with reference for payment, either in New York or Philadelphia. LEXICONS. Fahri Thesaurus Krvi': Scholast., cura J. M. Ges-neri, ii vols lulio, 10 dol's. Cange (du Freme lie J Clossaria, ad Scriptures, Medkeet infiiise Latinitatis, 6 vols folio, fine copy, 50 dolis. Ilo. do. do. do. cum supple- men nun, I). J). Carpenlier, 10 vols folio, fine copy, very rare, lit) dolls. This work complete, is now seldom to be met withbut with, or without supplement, is held in high estimation. Gesneri Thesaurus Lingua: Lalinic, 4 vols folio, 30 dolls. Stephani Thesaurus Lin lux Latiux. 4 vols folio. 30 dolls. Scapula; Lexicon tirccce, in folio and ouarto. vari ous editions from $t8 tol5. Uictinnnaiie Universe! de Trevoux. Francois et Latin, 8 vols, folio, last and best edition, 60 dolls. This very rare book is worth double the price at .... : .,. ?- -ft . which ii, is nuw otiei en. Dietionnaire Chinois, Francois et Latin, public d'apres I'onlro desa Mujeslc I'Empei eur Napoleon, par M. DeCuignes, folio, large paper, and flue copy. 30 dolls. Stock ii Clavis Linguae Sanctx Vetus. et Novum Testamentura. ii vols. 8vo. IS dolls. Siraonis Lexicon llebruicum. et Chaldicum. Eich- hornii. 9 dolls. Schleusneri Lexicon, various editions, from 12 to 18 'lolls. Park hurst s Hebrew and Greek Lexicons: from 3 dolls. 50 cu. to 10 dolls. 50 ets. MISCELLANIES. Catesbv's Natural llistnev t( Citrnlinn. Flnriiln. and the Bahama Islands. 2 vols, imperial folio, price 130 dolls, in extra boards This is a splendid copy. and one among the few coloured by the author himself. Such another copy is not on sale in the best catalogues. Uowyer s splendid Ldition of Hume s History 5. England, illustrated with most beautiful encraviugs in the best style well bound in Russia, iu 10 vols. m penal lolio. ;so dolls. v Royaumoul's History of the Old and New Testa ments, illustrated with SCO Engravings, lolio, very scarce, so nous. Ulair s Chronoloiv nnd Historr of the World. irom me creation to I7b8. Illustrated in mi engmved tames brought clown to 1814. with all the .Maps complete. A very hue. copy and scarce, halt bound in Russia, 60 dollars. orkl of the hon. Robert Boyle. 5 vols. 4to. call gut, large paper, best edition, 40 dolls. scarce. Harris s collection ot Voyages and I ravels, in 2 vols, folio, 1 small paper, tfl dolls.; 1 of the largc paper copies, 24 dolls, very scarce. Uharnock s History ot Marine Architecture, in 3 vols. 4to. numerous plates, wi dolls. L.dlord s Lite ot the Right hon. William Pitt, 3 vols. 4to. dolls, boards. Grose a Antiquities of England and Wales, in 8 vols. 4 to. with a great number of engravings, 100 dci'ars. Ottley s Enquiry into the Origin and Early His tory of Engravings upon Copper and in Wood, wilh au account ol r.nsxavers aud their Works. Irom the mventiot. of chalcography, by Maso Finiguerra, to tne time oi marc Antonio Kannondi. 8 vols. 4 to. with numerous specimens from early artists, both in Copper and Wood. 56 dolls, boards. Orders tor books Irom Europe, in every depart ment of Literature, will be received and Promptly executed. and FANCY WAREHOUSE, S. IV. corner of Walnut and Third ttreeti WRITING Papers of It tinn of the dili'erent mak cvevy ucsct'tp- kers throughout the United States. 1 Writing Paper of best British Manufacture. Blank liooks, general assort incut on hand, and made to any Pattern, with Patent Ruling and (iiudiutr. quill, of every quality. Heady niai?e IVns, Palmer', London jxirtnlile Pen, in btiites i:ick;ic. Fancy Ink Suuiil a greul variety. Ink Sliimls fiir Counting Houses am!, Black Leail Peneils, Japan and Cotnmuu Ink, YValkucii'i Ulackand Unlink Powilcr, Best Irisli Wafers, Merchants Counting Houses supplied with every article of Stationary of Domestic and Foreign Manufacture, warranted of the best utility and tit the lowest prices Dra wing Palters of every size From 13 by 10 inches, to 30 by 5'2 inches. . Bristol Uoanl, or Ivory IV riov lirawinB 1! Licit ifr. Pencil,, Crayon Psiimts, Krry nt' all sir?, for MIuui- KtYvvi'i Suiicdine Colour in i.uvs. uc,t nuuio anil cnici,.ii.r n't Dutch Sealing Wax, ' Stale, ii ml Pencils, Pink Tae, Sliming ami cnninioil Sam!, Map and Files, Notu Pressers lvnry Fuliler,, Piiprr Slu'urs, . ' rai'chineiit ami Parebnuit Runners, Hound and Flat, Ink Sockets and Tliiliub Hot ties. - mid Public OEiecs boxes ol" , 1-! 18, 24, 3 ami 4s enkrs, Hei vr,s Coii.-J SjKi-it Vnrnisli, Newman's Snicrliite Colours for Miniutnivs, Brooknian & LaiiUjn's siqie- Peltvils. M'urature Framesniul Ulnssi 4 Vaniiy r' Drawiue. ItooU. Colour Tvlrs a:l4 .Marble.-, l''iiu 1'oji'iy Oil, An assort 'Tnt nf Fine I'Venc'i Colours fr.i- Limno. s, and everv nnii le in the lliMving Line, Vortliv th,; nt t on t ii u of Arliois, Drawing Masters iitid Knydu t i s of the Arinv. Jltaiipwafical Instrument, FHOMTYVO TO full I V DOLLARS THE SKTI. . Glut", from n. lo 21 iutlu-sof Gutter's Scales ami Dividers lite lati'St Kililions, Prolrnrlnrs nllit iivw lYlls, Tape Mriisnri-s. thviileil in IViraMrl Link!-,, incites anil tcutli., TeU sto(M' iC various kimls, Maps of the World and Quai- '1 lii-riiieirieters, U'rs, Siieharoiiietcr. Fancy Articles. Flutes in tli. greatest varii t; l liiKi olets Duiihli' ami Sinkr, anil l"i!i-s Coiiiinoti ami Military, Flute Tutor,, Day and Martin's and Hay-lej's H!;u'k:nj, Grout Variety ol" Fancy Card Hacks and Screens, Ladies' ami t.clltlemcn's Pocket Books, Genuine Durable Ink, Matkiutf Types and ltoxes, Visiiini; Cards Plain and tm-bosscd. Gold and Silver P.ipers, Morocen PajM't-s, ; Kmliussed Papers, ' Coloured Papiri, (fine Glazed and Common,) Great variety ol' Faney Borders, Gold. Silver and Claw Feel, Gilt Bulls, and every article ne-cessnry to the mauutiictlire ol Screeas, Card Hacks aSitt Fancy Paper article's. Backgammon Tables, Chessmen anil Boards. Gentlemen's Mnlmp;iM.y writing Desks, Plain and Hr.iss Bound, Gentlemen's Mahoifany fihnv- ini; Desks, Plain anit Bins, llounil. Gentlemen's Mahogany ami Morocco SItaviiit; Cases, Variety oflidies' Desks, Variety of Ladies' Work Boxes, Variety of Fancy toilet boxes, Dissected Maps and ii-7.lrs. Variety amusing ami iiistraut- ive Gomes, Children's Libraries and Ivory Alphabets, Caricatures ami Fashisms, Battledores and Shuttles. Silver Pencil Cases and Pens, Wise's Steel Pens, Doniinos, Ass Skin Memorandum books. Ivory lahk'ls. Best Roman Violin Strings, Pine Cutlery. A handsome assortment of Rodgers'a and oilier manufacture of Penknives, Razors, Saissors, l.!in-cets, etc. &c. Piano Tories, Of the best Quality, made by Clement!, London, Upright and Horizontal. Also, .'Jit, elegant Pedal Harp, All of which will be sold ery low. Paper Hangings ami Playing Cards. B. fe S. continue their mantif-jctory of Paper. Hangings, and have now nu hand a superb Assortment ot" their own manufactured Satin fJrounds, which are considered equal to the I'renth, and at about two thirds their prices. Also, Common Paper and Borders of every description suitable for any part of a House. Large discounts made to Country Merchant nnd others who purchase to sell aain. Patent Lamps, Lnsires Can-dalabrias. Of every description, suited for Halls, Mantles, Drawing-Rooms, Brackets, Side-Boards, Sec. Sec. .Indeivry article connected :: ith the lamp business.. . Beck S Stewart, S. W. corner of If'uhiut and 'JVUrtl streets. March 27 James Eustbnrn, At the Literary Rooms, New York." April 13 ftutf To Dealers in Leather. TOSEPH SCATTRTifJOOD & J A MI'S BOUSTEAll inform their friends that they have entered into partnership in the Currying Business, under the firm of JSC ATTKllfiOOli tt UOU- STBAI), and have for sale at their establish meet. No. 26, North Front street, an assortment of GOOD LEATHER, which they will dispose ol" on reasonable terms, sHz: Ury Hide ami Manjhter Sole Leather, ax and rain Upper, Calf Skins. Cordovan. Harness. Rounding. Collar Leather, te. &e. A liberal price given for Leather in the rongh. N. B. J. 8. has also for sale. Quantity nt Ucers Hair, Glue, Plastering Hair mid Women's Shoes. imoSS swn. The Bishoi of Winchester's Life of 1 AIR. PITT. ABRAHAM SMALL, , No. 165, Chcsnut Street, Third Door below Fifth Street. lias in the pi-ess and will publish (by Subscription,) MEMOIRS OF THE LITE OF THE RIGHT HOSOURABLE WILLIAM PITT. By George (Pretyman) Tomline, 1). 1). F. R. S Lord Bishop of Winchester, and Prelate of the most noble Order of the Garter .rtract from the Author's Preface. HAVING had the honour and happi-nessof suiieiintenilin- Mr. Pitt's education at the University; having for some time acted as his confidential Secretary, and afterwards Kept tip a constant communication wilh him, upon all matters connected with his 'icia! situation; having received from him the most decisive pnwil's of kindness ami good opinion; having lived with him in the niott un reserved anil uninterrupted intimacy, (mm the beginning of our acquaintance to the hour of his death; and having had access to all his papers as one of hi Executors, I was emboldened bv the consideration of these advantages, and urged by the combine.! tot-lings of affection, gratitude, and duty, to endeavour to convey some idea of the character of one, in whom the talents of a gret Statesman, nnd tue virtues and qualities of an amiable man, -ere so eminently united. CONDITIONS, . I. It will be printed in two handsome octavo volumes. Price four dollars in bonivls. II. If any of the Ik inks remain unsubscribed for, the price lo non-suhsci ibers shall be 5 dollars. HI. When the BUhnp shall publish a third volume, it shall be printed tinilorm wilh the present, and delivered to the Subscribers at the same rate per volume. N. B Only SOD copies will be printed, thercfrie those persons who wish lo subscribe should be r u-lv in application. - June 21 4w " THE CONSTITUTION OP THE Presbyterian Clwrch, IN the United States of America; con-taming the Confession of Faith, the Catechisms, and the Directory for the Worship of Cod; together with the plan of Government and Discipline, amended and ratifie.1 l.y the General Assembly. t their Session in Pu!adeldiia, in Mar 18-1. The above work is now in press, under the inspection of a committee annointed bv b f i a - sembly, and will be published early in Jutv, by the subscriber who will issue three tiiir,. On a very fine paper with an engraved title On a tine paper, - . . , On a common paper, - . . - O 7 5 A liberal diseonnt will t muV in f.-,. , chants, and others w ho may purchase a number of copies and a discount of 10 per cent oa sineiecofirs to Uiose ho leave their names btfcre publication. Anthy. rinley, R.correr of ClirsnM and Fox rth streets.

Clipped articles people have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 22,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free