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. , pCT Tf BUtatBa STBBT AB8BSDAT IT iRtf
tu IIsaoaasQa, iv. roa, mrkOxiT Tii
VrrlsV K .Of FATBrrSTtLXX-STaiBT, VBAB
Casso's coaai-PaiCB Taaix Doixabs rxa
A SIC at, AYkLk kit? TXAALT I AST ARC
. Sufois Pa rtm IP Carrs-;
Monday mk! Turmd.y Um 15th tad 30th inUnt,
, lh gtudcflt of Uie Iarklin Adetnf ez
tnlaed ia tb preware of the f nistre and others, on tb
,nglitK Grangur, the CJiwk, Latia ud Frtmli Un
Ceograpby and BclWLetten and an Wednesday
deiTcmJ UuJot-urt and aelact Oration befxo a eruvded
and recaecUhIa audienca. - ,
The xamuiatan, m iuuaI,.wm highly tAtia&ctory, &
C Student discovered gTekt progress in their tounuit.
Thr trere TxnioiUrir sccuntt and read b ums kulca
of Grammar, hkh shewt tho industry and attention of
Ur. May hew, the principal, ta this esacnttal and funds
S4msl part towards a campleta and lastinr knowledge of
Tnwtacs haaa rreat Dleasura ia eonrratulatlnr tha Pa.
fehts and OaanJUns of ttt Students, and Um patronr of
, ..v; .wry. 'A vi ,ckEEW nHJUJr. &Wry.
i ' --Committed 1 ;
' ' 1 7 tv Jail of Rockingham county,
; ' ; X (K. C) on tl 25th ult a Negro Fel.
I . ; low h ay his nam is JOHN ARM.
: BJWJHu. andtnat be it a free Man
say hia father ss amancipaUd by a fc
, - tuny oi ut naniaoi uuidt tteat Kichmond
artlya he Jived vita- Mi. Harford, who
f.l tornieriy Mpt tae Eagle Tavern in that
puce, ana that he also lived several yerfrs
. le Tavern, in the capacity of Oitlcr. ' 4 ' ..-
SOtiJt is about 30 year of atre. S feet 8 incheahirh. is
very much pitted with tha small-pox, and when apprehend-
cd, aaid he was on hia war to Tennessee, whera his wife
", feaidea. .; The owner i requested v prove hia property ;
gj Kuargui auu uimiuiu awiiy. I
V:-".'-.' JOHN UtUARD, JWtfA
.... t i
IXTtm p6tt Ko. j9, Stata of North-Carolina, Berti
.vc ?-.'"' ; County. 'J i .
t ESOLTtD, That WTLLIAM HODGE 3 oe, and is
V nWcbr rOUEVEB JprPEtUED from this Lodge, foi
ajoudiactdisjraciwritna a Man and aa a.Jdason..
V-' Taste, . IJBMl'Cli'liDAXHiBeeVT.'' '
, - v i "
t lcOjie" Dollar ReftartL
rlLL W 'given to an person who shall apprehend
; aaff deliver, to tJUe buosenber. JUliN PHILIM. an
kpprenti boy j whu absconded from my service A few days
,.-.: '' 1 ; JOHN BROWER.:
Itahdotpti cVmnf r,7 ' r x-
-June 28, 1805 ' .. .i.Vk..r . . ..
Jlemainlng in tha PoatrOSlce at Ealeigh, quarter ehding
f- V- i: ir tt aat 01 4iy low
s .- . liTttMtW H . AV1iiflAtirTtn. AtVtnarn .....
: B John Brannon, Steven Brown, Robert Srown, Thot
iuTw. JeremisJi Krrrufi . ' Almnlium ItcnniL
4 C F. Conway, Mark Cook, HcnryCook Blount Cooper,
"speae tJoiefiUDL .5.:-. . r--:
J Anthony AL'SUcKson, Hardy Oeaa. :
' J5 James Easton. lohn Ezell. - -. ' :
',. - F Bdmund l Fwd, Wary Fowler, Janies haircloth,
HUie rennet. .t-
' , 0 Silas Green, faushia Gardner 8amuel Guthrie,
'ltenniaGraddv.i. V. '
' ' U Pleasant Harden. David Billiard. David Hintnn. Wm
,-Jlokit, George Ilsrriiidn, Sarah .Hollowy H. Hubbard,
Vhitmil X). Horn, Am6s Horton, WiUie Holland, Andrew
'JitsfteU SaraJt Hamaott.'
f Nad, Jones C- T. Richard Jones, J arret Jelks, d
bond Jeter, Wdue Jones, Lemuel Jacuon.
; , K John Kelly, Richard aienney, Charles Kehnon.
'. llks'Ann LaHaV'-t '"
.Tf Morgan Murrey, John MKsnpr, John hfurphey 2
Voray Marun, Auen AloDiy, joun AiwsoaiL ,
f ' JV Gewga JJance, '. . ' ' ..'
V O Richard OUv. V,
' J Binton lafi-h,"Thomas pr, Francis Perry, Miss Eli
; taheth Pully, Charles Pwish 2j' Thomas Price 2 j Miles
' -rorvU. Jsmes Penrr . '
H John Rex. Peter Randolph, Joel Reddinrt Myllie
. Joel Simmons, Richard Smith, senr. John Sanders,
Repps Soogin, Elick Smith, Tiller Ship, John A. Smith 2 ;
Jamel Somenille, Harrison Smith, Hannah Sims'.
7 Wm. Turner, Robert Tarwick.
't W Wm.; Wynne, Alfred yood, Jaroea WoodwsH 2,
James Watson, Henry Well,, Wm. Wright, Blunner W. 1
aon. ; . -,-'.
- V Osias Vinson, Eliaha Vinson.
' WM. SHAW, P. M.
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RJlXRIt3 ON ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS OF THE
t. - ROMAN POET3.-I U ? . ,,
. It wm rjot until sotne ti jne in the e ve nteenth
century, that. Virgil was disgracedbytn eniire
English vtrsion. Ugilby was the otlcnar
rfut, as hn performance has never been com
inended, and js ooir almost unknown, I shall
not waste time in animadverting on ithsj work,
aor attempt to disturb that repose wtucn. It nas
enioved almost from birth " ' i; : '.; - "
' If Ogilby had been bred a acholar instead of
a aancing master, ana nau uctomc n iuucn at
C'ambridge before he received this trust ol de
puty manager of the Irish revtls, he would
have grown wise enough to refrain from a task,
vriiicu ne nas actum misucu tu iuiuuuuai iu
poet wouiu tnen,nave naa occasion, 10 cau on
lryden in detence of Homer, ( j
"To right Ui" injured works, and set them free
Prom the lewd rhymes of groveling Ogilbyi''
Nor would the admirers of Virgil have been
excited to indigoatjon by the efforts of this
bungling interpreter: To adopt the language
of one of Drydeu' panegyrists it was Virgil'
" To lye at every dull translator's will ; ,1
Long, long his muse has groan'd beneath the weight
Of Bungling Ogilby's presumptuous quilL" "
From 'the gross iDjustice toward the Ji'sutui-
an bard, -which has been adverted to, we turn
with pleasure and relief to the successful la
bours of Dryden. His reputaf ion, not only as
an original poet, but as a translator aJso. was
well established before he promised his poetic
version of Virgil; Public expectation was
highly raised. ' it was not sultercd to fall, be
cause DrVUcn made no needless delay; it was
not ultimately disappointed with his version,
because no one could have expected a better
Dryden early discovered a poetic taste ; but
his first attempts at versification exhibited more
genius than poetry, odd conceits without atten
tion, to harmonious numbers, and. uncommon
Originality without sufficient adherence to me
trical rules. He improved by experience, but
not by carefulness. v He had an Impetuosity
which he seems never to have, resisted, Rnd an
a rdour which he never studietr'to.aaite Im
petuosity is commonly checked by age, and age'
is not often chargeable with unreasonable heat
Dryden began his translation after he' had en
tered hi sixty -fourth year. He suffered more
than the usual infirmities attendant on that; pe
rjed of life j andhad lost much of his relish for
poetry, whether pastoralgebrgie rc lieroic!,
To these circumstances we are prooablyindebu
ed for, a rcatct CtUiity to hia author, than ht
would othenrisw have exhibited." Aa inssgi-
notion so tra- tendenl, and m vehemence so.uo
commonV'would; in the vlgotjr of yoUJl, have
betrayed hirtf into a negRgent departure1 from
the rulrs of trmnslation. lie has not wholly es
caped this censure f and, Under thepretext of J
greater scpcuKsa tu uk meaning 01 v irgii, tnc
world, was afterwards taxed with, a duUpcrforni.
nce of a "servile Interpf etet; (Trapp). : i. j
v wamsj aw 1 j uvt uuiuiwu wsj sb j if 4 musitiwu j
that it " is not 'so loose as paraphrase oV so ,
close as metaphrase. V Of hi too strict verbal
adherence, lo the original, it would bej dUBcuh
tonod inst4bcest h is i fault of which he was
never, suspected.' " Bur that he Is often para-
phrasticV they who, willcoaipare him with his
sutnor, may readily perceive, , . ; ', " . .. '.
. .4 will givt only one example, taken from. the
atpth. eclogue,. r ,; , v ' , ., ; ,
vJ 4- 1 -i--: LTCIDAS. ';
' ''7' Hie, ubi'densa.
Atrrieolsi ttringuat fronde, hie; MoeH canamuj v
Hie haniodepooe4i tamqn vensevnu in whem ( ;,.
Aut, si, noa pluviam he Solligat ante, veremur,' ' ( .
Cantantes lketusqae,minii.ia laedat, eanina ''
Cantantes Ut eamus, ego hoc te face levabo.M
- ' -u- ... , EcLix.l.6L...
. ' ,LYCIDAS. wv f'v:
. Here, where the. lab 'rex's hand have funned a bower
Of wrealkunic trees, in singing waste an hour.,
Rest here thy weary limbs, thy kid lay down, , 't '
We've day beforcus yet to reich the town j .
Or, if ere night the gath'ring clouds we fear; i
A song will help Uie beating storfli to bear. ' .
And, Ufat tLoa raay'K not.be too late abroad, ,- , -
Smg,an4ll'ahy houlderaof hy load.".
...... .r7. , i-ov;it.ix. t4
.' Have forra'd a bower
pofwrengtrees.,.0 .H"; ' v.;.;. , : 'y - f.
This may convey the meaning ot Virgu but
it approaches-very near to commentary, anq 1
not happily expressed. j, . r , . ?r; V
Why Dryden represents Lycidas, entreating
Moens to " waste an hout irr smging, ; U-is
ilifScult to conceive.' VireirsXycidas was not
guiliv of tljis Incivility.' ' " Hic,r Moer'i, cana-
mus. can never mean in singmy waste an
aour and we , should hardly have1 expected
this censure, upon music, from the aitnot "o
, Ale zanders least. r ;.
Best here thy weary limbs.
This is doubtless tojielp out the line, for we
and nothing answering to it In V,rg'" '
And that thou mar'at not oe too late abroad.";,
Lyoida does not assign this reason for offer-
rag to tace tne ouruen ot ivioens ; ana it wouiu
have-been more noetic in Dryden, and mort
just to hj- author, to have represented roirsrr
as having the power of tendering the- burden
Instances of greater freedom,' which Dryden
has manifested in different parts of his version,
might be selected a example ahich critics can
censure mora easily, than the translator could
avola-: .;; ; '-i v -.. ...... . . .....
' 1 shall not attempt to decide in' which part
of his translatkmhe is moat deserving of praise,
whether in the pastorals or geotgies. In the
latter he has performed hit task pretty uniform
W well parid hals rendered there- a pleasing as
ihV nature of lhe't subjects admit. In the bat
tle of the bees, near the commencement of the
fourth book, if its excellence consists in tht
mock heroic, he has fairly won the laurel from
Virgil: and the tale of Orpheus and juirydice.
towards the close ot the boo!:, has lost little fci
its spirit, as told by the translator.
Dryden, no doubt', deserved , that encomium,
which Pope bestowed on him, of producing
- inc moss nooie ana spintca translation ne
knew in any language.' It was however a
hurried performance ; and, like ever thing(of
Pryden's, it indicates 4 writer impatient ct la
bour; . IIa4 he proceeded in -the work with
greater deliberation, his", yersion might h$ve
iec'n more equal, but probably not more -brilliant
; leas deficient in harmony, but not more
uniformly interesting. Though versification
since the. time of Dryden has become more
correct, than at the period when he wrote yet
he has scarcely octi eurpasscu as a poet. -For
all bis faults he Affords a recomDrnce :
when he! does not pleasehe ?ar he delights
the imagination and captivates the mind. ;
It was scarcely to be .expettedf thlt,' as
translator of Virgil, Dryden would very soon
have a rival ; and if may Jwi' said with (.truth,
that he had aa rival. , ., f. . , 't
Trapp has told us, that he shardd" not have
translated Virgil, had he riot been " honoured
by the tjnivershy of Oxford Vjth tfc fublick
office of professor of poetry,' It is to be re
p-retted, that from this tircumstatice he feft titi-
der auy, new , obligatiops to th?pblick as a.
poeucai wr 1 rer. ,- a oat j rapp.newwtai wnat
a poem should be,jvnrterstood the. Structure o
its parts, ancj cwas ina cprt,itj , sense tnasteK
01 every species of coetrv'. his . praelectiones
poetics abundantly, evince. But many are
ingenipus in ineorr, wno are umskuiui in prac
j 4 v.-. t ; 1 r-
more, praise; and baveesenped much . ecvr .
criticiinv He. seems to have thaught too ccn , 1
temptuouajy of rhysae; ( perbpp bex;au't Dry"V ;
det those this specicsW bsetryi for ' bvrej .(
no good will to DfVde,HidefeTct ui" blank a' ' v
verse", because ir, gi greater'' latitude ti ex4 f, ,1
pression tiiah .rhyme, .is jubt j suKr-the juaticej'
of it atranslator.iBust ofteaetl.' tf how-Vep '
tjbei the refuge, of indvleucp, hdestrves Iutli i
rrgaI, , Isj intended to? reflect neiiher upon,.. . 4
TrsKJ ooT.Jus,-Dwmoas.' AllinkVverse may -
even be best, ailapted. o.th4 ; Eeeid t U ; , ,
regard to thi pastorals 4 camtot but.tVX;thafx-"
1 rapp was sauiy :Bsnarco t oy- nis prrjuatctf,) , ,
againsf ryi4e.f Ifcr'c;''them. spraagtfct'.y
sort of com position 'nid andaimple enough, r, ',''
but dull, iasi bid. ' and urosaick. li must bat
acknowje'dg'ed.thit he deserves more credit a$ ' .
for hU admiratiqn pi. Virgil, than' for his tasto " j -
reoderinehim: nb EogUsh.
(.www m-.. r'i
I I '
it a ime, conxaineq: in. a poeica : voni .,t ;
friend to 4ur trahslajrf ,f Perhaps it was potf
meant to, be the taogaiief m apriogy k bo can.
K ever b feceived'as sUcH-i (.Ji athhour irittt : ' :
aot, Sgaio av single .Mniiier by. ihdliTerence ef: "',;
bleasimr.Vrior cahciliatVohe critick b bravinj?' j -j:)
:en-ure. Aftd.th'at wref," deserves, nd 'cxJ f ,. ,'
:i.te . jnost tenderneM, whd afte aiming W ;. ; , " ;
lea5e, throws himself on I thtj mercy of his? ;
j ye wish hot to animadvert with severity.on,
V Deforma.J,, of so trood a man ai Trapp-wf V
tie wfi respectable as i divine and i scholar .-7'.?
and estyiiable' as a' Christian 'But hcliraa hofc f V3 i
freat enougn . 1,0. Distance aauiauon,-ariu us
airlY flattered into ad unertakinr;.;whJct wa
'; 1 ,- '
After Dryden and Trapp Pitt produced his. v ; :
jtranslatiots of the Eneidrv w'ffssi.np$.l- k ' .
jphtet the lists with Dryden,: ihoug ,qtsx 'f-VH'"
thins- that he has fairly gained thcApxiACiP.itl v '
was no less amnole as hman;; tnanrmpocst aj
in authour. His cdmp'etetit fonilne,y ith the) ".' . r
leisure' o( an English ' Kectorga vif hini mtinjp ,i
opportunities above ;DrVdcn, twho wrwejf b
bread a well as fame. These bbnortuniues he I
improveaoy reiiremem enu tne pu.uvawuu w.
a delicate tastei' r .? jltii poeti cajt ; productiopi fj
were numerous rinimyi fwntch wett. wntiw -r
ia early fii:iBUid'evei,' pUhc.d
s A a translator he has many beauties mixejq, .
jivirii some defect'Vl wtc fpnd Of ailittrry
lion V fifirewhicli'hef sometimes repeats in s "
huch ejuitk;. succession that a. syert critic .
would be pronri to charge mra fjth fjatetiotwi.
1 he follow in Uhea, afjord an example;! . r ,v.'
i Meanwhile loud tiijiikWs rhik tveaVf the siy . ; ,v
And hail and rain ia mjnglQdemgstJ3y,i
While flood oa flood in swelling. (MrifcVfcs,. :
IfoS rsjduen. Uie .aiountain's chaniicrd'slde. 'H .
.This vmifictiMi ia. Bciierattir' ve'r'ebrrect
and very ' equal; He, haa none : of Df yd,eo yj
sreat faults, and. perhaps seldom reaches hts & - C
greatest oeauues. . lastn as,' a wnoie nt-naj
xhibited more' of Vifeilthan his bredecessof.'
What lrvden wanted jiHeTsure 'KeliacTlos1ft-'vS.-
ply by jhtady -genius and uhcoujitt
If Pitt fell below uxn Jn'poV of mm'd,1' '
had an, ecjuivsjent in time ahdpppoitunity' ,? n 7 ;
Dryden has been accussed by Spcnce r injhjsr '
Polymetis of ienoraacd'of the alierief of .Vir- t-
gil frand Pitt has been commended by Varton;
.1 . ,1
wr escaping uit uui imcc iwui; uwitrj ui. v 1 ,)
such ignorance; where Dryden has been guilty' . ' !
II 'X JLL VV YtSX f-W
S.1 . '
i noisy herald of a busytrorld,?'1' f'J' '' j: ,
' '". ' :- ' i ,1,1 .- it o, ;::i ,'
On tha tst of May'last a numerous meeting
of the friends olarliaint 4
held in Xondon v, Sir Francis Durdett' was ' '
Chairman. Col. Wardle,whft1nftUtutd- ihe' .
en.quiry into the conduct of the Duke of Yrk,'
was irtatea wren very uauenng niarxs t ois
tinctioniPetiticrft" foi ReWm are pouncgj '
in from all narta Oflhe' sv'mjrdom. A Bill has
benjntrtiducec irtto ttitfjllolisje of Comuiiu '
to prevent thesa.le.p places 'l v;. .
Iave presepted atl0g address to, ouis jUqrva-'
partie,"the1r ktnpvr4li&e -leislatietiimvbe:. 1 ;
othcT7 things, fajl ' th f'jlfwwin j picture uf
the BirtEfif Vtefivetl by Ilbllandfrbm thejDo4
Commerce; Sire,. 6 Janguishirfbr i"nii
ber ofyears past ts fe.is.day reduced &'itL;4tty
absolueojihnj nd 't Aom pf Jterivalf.' '
is aeierrea to n mcci jaui .pcf n3u--a7Ciyf-
tice i anatne.oesi "qriucxs re not always tne
best writers." ''' v:.-.,?-'-''f " ''At
1 . . . ' . 1
I a rapn was nnauesuonawv a. man ot ruai 1 aire, -reace is xuc wiuW jrret luicresi bi , a.
tion, and .well versed iri1 ancient literature jand, tft,wrkU':'l, a. vau . !
had he been consent to be a te'acherwitlbut as. -rThe "Ivferof the Jr"ich;thaW?M.Ja
piriug to xcel as a pcti he wouldkve gained (the pfmvcd uttUcitafxr JjIr Jincrjjg tu ' 0 ? f
I i.' 3 ...V. ' ;-.. .lf .- .. .