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Original letters from Europe, 1,61,113, 169, 225, 281, 337 Original letter from England 403

Ossian and Homer 417

Our country, characteristicks of 579

Publick lotteries 630

Parnell and Voltaire 17,416

Pctronius Arbiter, eccentricity of 236 Pope and Gray 304

Port Folio 176

Pope, anecdotes of 15, 468, 527

Plane tree , 63

Protestant churches in Boston, digest of the rights of 632

Remarker, No. V, 19— VI, 69—VII, 124—VIII, 185—IX, 243—X, 285 XI, 343—XII, 399—XIII, 473— XIV, 518—XV, 567—XVI, 617

Racine's Britannicus, La Harpe's criticism on 345, 395, 461, 513

Rousseau, character of 190

Ruins of Thebes or Luxor* 580

Salt and sulphur springs, account of 393

Silva, No. 11, 15—12, 62—13, 127—

14, 175—15, 235—16, 302—

17, 357—18, 416—19, 466—

20, 525—21, 576—22, 627

Swift, style of 64

Southey, extract from 357

Swans 527

Schools of painting, and masters 4-t9

Shakespeare's mulberry tree 65

Sans Souci 24, 79, 360

Statement of diseases 56,112, 168,

224, 266, 392, 418,504, 560,616, 672

Tacitus, thoughts on 172, 405

Translators, on 302

Taste, on 417

Vaniere's prxdam rtisticum 418

Voltaire, writings of 627, 418

Westminster school, account of 636
Whether the world will ever re-
lapse into barbarism 4
Winter evening 580
Warburton and Drayton 64


Ad Julium, aeademiam pro Mer

catura u'nquentum 532

African, the, by Bowles 306

Baucis and Philemon, by Swift 363

Cantata, by Prior 248

Cave, the 249

Death and Daphn* 193

Deus 305

Erin 643

Experience, or folly as it flies 477

Epistle to Theophilus Parsons 305

to a young friend 137

x by Cowper 307

—— to Dolly 534

Epitaph, by Prior 250

Epigram, by J. M. Sewall 136

Eulogy on laughing 2A0

Fowler, the 591

Puneral Hymn 249

rield Flower, lines on the 536

Crave, tie 647

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Parallels 195,365,420 Song 196

Poverty, lines to 583 Snow-drop, lines on th« 536

Story of an apparition 81

Solomon's song1, version of the 8th Shipwreck, the 136

chapter of 194

Smith's poem to the memory of X»fo» tttmcmr Km-avfoc 246

Philips 361

Spring, verses on 193 Winter *.»
Sunset, verses written at 196

Adams's understanding reader 498
Akenside's pleasures of imagination375
American Annals, by Rev. Abiol
Holmes, vol. 1 257, 371

Bentley's sermon at the ordination
of Rev. J. Richardson 656

Biographical memoirs of lord Kel-

son 652

Bowen's discourse on the death of
General Gadsden 104

BowditcU's chart of Salem harbour 490

Caine's New-York term reports 367
Carr's northern summer 262

Cary's address to the Merrimack

Humane Society 551

Charnock's memoirs of Nelson 652

Cheselden's anatomy of the human

body 376

Christian Monitor, No. I. 215, 495

No. II. 496

No. Ill, 657

Chart of Salem and Marblehead

harbour 490

Chandler's life of president Johnson 92
Collections of Massachusetts His-
torical Society, vol. VI. 315

Cock's inaugural dissertation 156

Complete justice of the peace 653

CiiUen's first lines of the practice

of physick 158

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Elements of general knowledge 160

Eliot's sermon at the ordination of
Kev. H. Edes 100

Emerson's discourse before the fe-
male asylum 101

Enchanted lake of the fairy Mor-
gana 4iS

Facts and observations relative to

the pestilential fever 260

Fcssendcn's original poems 369

First settlers of Virginia 98

Fleetwood, or new man of feeling 159

Foscari, or the Venetian exile 603

Grammar of the French tongue 497

Hurdle's account of the fever in

New-York 210

Hopkins's life 152

Holmes's American annals, vol. I. 257,

Home, a poem 552

Inquiry into the law merchant of

the United States 308

Inquiry into the present state of

the Union 655

Journal of Andrew Ellicot 538

Kett's elements of general knowl-
edge 160
Kendall's artillery election sermon 277

Lay of the last mir.Rtrcl 546

Lathrop's discourse at Springfield

on opening the bridge 101

—— illustrations and reflec-
tions on Saul's consulting the
witch of Endor

Leonora, by miss Edgeworth

Letters from Europe.duiiug a tour

through Switzerland and Italy

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Life and campaigns of Gen.Moreau 314 Life of Rev. Dr. Hopkins 152

Life of president Johnson 92

Lyman's sermon before the convention of ministers 496

Map of the United States 345

Memoirs of Richard Cumberland 597 Memoirs of American academy of

arts and sciences, vol. I. 28, 83, 197 Michaux's travels to the west of

the Alleghany mountains 378

Modern Philosopher, or terrible

tractoration 497

New-York term reports, by Caines 367 Northern summer, by Carr 263

Original poems, by T.G. Fessenden 369

Phocion on neutral rights 494

Philadelphia medical museum,

vols. I. and II. 599

Pleasures of imagination 375

Porter's sermon at the ordination

of Rev. C Lowell 103

Rees' new cyclopedia, part I. 423,485 Report of the trial of judge Chase 31

Savage's poetical works 215

Satire of Juvenal, new translation 592 Sabbath, a poem 323

Scott's lay of the last minstrel 546 Shade of Plato 262

Shepard's election sermon 377

Sherman on the trinity 249

Snowden's history of North and

South Carolina 157

Strangford's translation of the

poems of Camoens 216

Sullivan's lectures on the constitu-
tion and laws of England 438
Sullivan's map of the United States 325
Supplement to Johnson's dictionary 105
Swett's military address 442

Translation of Camoens' poems 216
Travels in Louisiana, translated by

John DaVis 649

Trial of the journeymen boot and

shoe makers of Philadelphia 609

Understanding reader 498

Underwood on the diseases of

children 370

Unguiology, brief sketch of 496

War in disguise, or frauds of neu-
tral flags 47
Webster's 4th July oration 44t
Williams's reports of cases in the

supreme court of Massachusetts 138 Wortman's political inquiry 54t

Wreath for the Rev. Daniel Dow 661 THE


JANUARY, 1806.


The original letter*, which we have frequently had the pleasure of communicating to the publlclc, have been in general written in different situations, and on desultory subjects. The following is the beginning of a regular scrirs of letters by a gentleman, who has all the dualities which taste, talent*, fortune, and liberality can give, to make hint a pleasant traveller.

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Departure from America...storms in the ocean. .Junar rainbow..Mr eights of Gibraltar...island of Sicily...Ustica..JJjiari islands...coast of St. Evfernia ...arrival at Naples...quarantine.

Port of Naples, Feb. 1802.

You will, my dear friend, participate the satisfaction I feel in dating my letter from this place. The dangers and hardships to which ships are exposed in a winter passage a* cross the ocean have been this season uncommonly numerous. From the period of our departure till our arrival here, we have been devoted to the fury of successive tempests, with only short intervals of good weather. We were told upon our arrival that we were not alone in misfortune, that the winter had been very tempestuous, and that the shores of Europe were covered with wrecks.

When in the latitude of the Western Islands, a most violent storm assailed us, which continued during two days with unabated violence. It cleared away in the evening, and I was witness to an appearance I had never before seen. The full moon Was considerably elevated afeove the horizon, and her rays occasioned in the heavy cloud that was

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Subsiding a rainbow, which continued in the most perfect state for half an hour. The arc was entire, but the colours fainter than those produced by the sun. The agitation of the waves gradually dying away, the splendour of the moon, the dense clouds on which this bow appeared with majestick. elegance, altogether formed a scene, the sublimity of which afforded me consolation for the storm which was past.

The thirtieth day of our passage we saw the streights of Gibraltar, the pillars of Hercules, and the formidable rock, which, since its famous siege, must be deemed impregnable. A favourable wind gave the vessel a rapid passage through the streights. On one side of us were the shores of Europe, on the other those of Africa. Civilization and barbarity are here within sight of each other: Even the appearance of the shores was expressive of the different characters of the two regions; the Spanish coast presented to view green fields, white buildings, and smiliiig cultivation; that of Barbary looked dark and gloomy.

After getting thro' the streigh'ts we saw two Swedish frigates with a convoy of forty or fifty sail of their countrymen. The wind was against them, and from what we afterwards experienced must have continued adverse to them for several days, during which they could not advance. The current, through the streights, runs constantly two vv three miles an hour; merchant vessels and heavy ships of war never attempt to pass crier of the streights with a contrary wind, though sometimes they have been known to experience a delay of two months.

The evening of the day we passed the streights the sky was covered with flying clouds, the night was obscure, and we were sailing with a gentle breeze, while the sea was remarkably brilliant; every little wave that broke looked like a bank of snow reflecting the rays of the sun, while the passage of the vessel through the sea made the water all around her so luminous, that I could see to read as clearly as by day. This sparkling appearance of the waves is said to denote an approaching storm, though afterwards we experienced live or sis days of the only line weather we had during the voyage. During the night the vessel had gone fifty miles, and in the morning, when I came upon deck, the coasts of Spain were four or five leagues distant, and those of Africa still more. The mountains of Grenada seemed to be on the edge of the coast, and the shining appearance of their distant summits recalled to mind the splendid aerial palaces of romance.

After three days we passed by Cape Tarolaro on the island of Sardinia, and twenty-four hours afterwards saw the island of Sicily and

the singular fantastick forms of its capes and promontories. We tried in vain to get into Palermo; the wind was lair to go to Naples, and the captain bore away. Soon after we passed the island • of Ustica! which is in the route from Palermo to Naples, a vessel appeared behind us of suspicious aspect. Like frightened children in the dark, to whom every object is a sprite, every vessel we saw was a Tripolitan pirate, and the sight of breakers was less teniiick than that of a sail. The ship in qirestion sailed better than ourselves, and was gaining fast upon Os. Every one of the crew was anticipating the horrours of slavery, when a violent squall came upon us so suddenly,that for several minutes every one expected to see the masts carried away, even after the vessel was put before the wind. After an hour, during which we had changed our course and were going with great rapidity, the squall cleared away, and we saw no more of the ,vessel which had alarmed us. This propitious squall, thowgh k threatened us with destruction, was welcomed with great cordiality. How barbarous is the state of human na• ture ! The sight of a vessel, on the dreary expanse of the sea, ought to be an object of the most pleasing sensations, and in moments of danger, alleviating the solitude of horrour, should inspire us with hope by knowing that others are participating the same danger; yet such a sight is deprecated more than the wildest fury of the elements, and we greet the howling tempest that separates us from each other.

The next day we were in themouth of the bay of Naples, but the weather was cloudy and the land could only be seen partially. The captain thought himself to the northwarcLof the island of Ischia,

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