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and enabled the humblest citizen among us boldly to say to the world that he too has a country. These generous ebullitions of feeling should not be permitted to pass with the occasion that inspired them: they may serve as the foundation of an enlarged and liberal system of national poetry. Our naval victories—the proofs of what this nation is capable-cannot be too often cited and admired. They refresh the intellectual senses-they make us proud of ourselves, and ourcountry; and poetry can have no higher office among us than to embalm, in its purest essence, these brilliant deeds of heroism; to reflect, in all their lustre, the images of great and glorious triumphs; to familiarize the national mind to acts of high and generous heroism; and thus, by preserving the lofty tone of its patriotism, make the remembrance of the old become the cause of future victories.
In advancing so great a national object, we have thought that this Journal, from its wide circulation, and its having long been a repository for the fugitive productions of the American muse, might be rendered not a useless auxiliary, and we, therefore, cordially and anxiously urge all whose talents qualify them for such an office, to contribute their aid, by compositions of the class which we have designated. To the considerations which will crowd on the minds of those who can appreciate the value of such exertions, we cannot, it may be presumed, present any additional temptation; and it is, there. fore, rather for the purpose of fixing the public attention on such a project, and of exciting a generous competition, that we propose
Two Premiums, each of One Hundred Dollars, for the two best Naval songs, which may be forwarded to us, before the 1st of October next.
It is not intended to restrict in any manner, the taste of the writers, as to the nature of the songs, which may be modelled on the airs most familiar to us, ar.d even on those of the enemy to whose tunes of national triumph, we seem to have in some degree, succeeded by right of conquest, as well as of inheritance. The communications can be sent to us as usual, without any de. signation of the author--they shall be judged, if not with taste, VOL. I.
at least with rigid impartiality, and when the successful candidate is announced, the premium, or any equivalent at his option can be demanded, and shall be immediately forwarded to him.
Our numerous poetical correspondents, whose contributions have inspired the intention of offering this premium, from the conviction, that they could readily produce something honourable to themselves, and to the poetical genius of their country, will not, we trust, disappoint this favourite expectation. To them, and to all who are anxious to direct their talents to objects of permanent utility, we would address the spirited invita
of the poet:
Ye generous youths! by Nature's bounty graced!
VOL. 1.- THIRD SERIES
THE PORT FOLIO.
American Scenery, 1—213–327–532 Classical Literature, 68–156–255-
Lines on the Death of 281
87 Columbus, original letter from - 298
329 Comedy, Essay on the Latin, 583
Akenside, 39 European States, population of · 191
532 Fine Arts, 52–161-293—509----582
557 Frolic, Capture of
Forcing Houses of the Romans, 177 Notice of Mr. Clymer.
518 Newspapers, List of American 499
602 Phædrus, Jannelli's Fables of
294 Poems, Criticism on Shaw's 353
Intelligence, Literary 192—314397 Quebec, Campaign against 132
232 Reader, Notes of a Desultory 59—306
Royal Academy, Exhibition of the 165.
599 Russian Army, State of • 191
Readers and Correspondents, to 212
2 Rush on the Mind, Criticised 226
161 Remarks on Washington's Eulogi-
75 State of the Russian Army, 191
Tobit and his Family,
Voltaire, Particulars of
Vindication of Dr. Johnson,
Washington's Eulogium, Remarks
Apostrophe to the Loxia Cardina. Eliphaz,
Theatrum Poetarum, 414
Fashion, a poem,
Payne, Ode to
325 Prophecy, Inscribed to Com. Ro.
421 Rogers, Prophecy Inscribed to 531
530 Stanton, Lines to the Memory of 421
Theatrum Poetarum, extract from 414
206 The Vision,
J. MAXWELL, PRINTER