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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.

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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!
Whose throbbing hearts, have heard the call of Taste,
With honest ardour, in the lists of Fame,
Risk every hope, and rival every claim.

INDEX

TO

VOL. 1.- THIRD SERIES

OF

THE PORT FOLIO.

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American Scenery, 1—213–327–532 Classical Literature, 68–156–255-
Ames, Life of

2 489–583
Akenside, works of, Criticised, 22 Campaign againt Quebec,

132
Arts, the Fine 52–161-293—509— Cooke, Anecdotes of

275
582

Lines on the Death of 281
American Gallantry,

87 Columbus, original letter from - 298
Adversaria,
170_404 Clymer, notice of

373
Anecdotes of Cooke,
275 Calamities of Authors,

501
Whitefield, 287 Cook, memoirs of, criticised • 532
Jay,
599 Classical Education

567
Antes, Life of,

329 Comedy, Essay on the Latin, 583
Ames, Notice of,

385
Account of Montesquieu, 389 Drury Lane Theatre,

302
Andrews, Life of,
425 Dennic, Notice of

383
Adelphi School, account of, 463 Dictionary. Criticism on a new cri-
American Newspapers, List of, 499 tical pronouncing,

457
Authors, Calamities of
501 David's Picture,

509
April Fools,

518

Epistolary, 47—265—369—489–602
Bonaparte's interview with Fox 282 Eulogy on Dr. Shippen,

101
Essay on Greek Comedy,

156
Criticism.-Works of Le Brun, 22 Exhibition of the Royal Academy, 165

Akenside, 39 European States, population of · 191
Paine, 441 Ewing, Life of Dr.

214
Mellish's Travels, 114 English Boroughs, list of 261-579
Campaige againt Quebec 145 Education,

463
Rush on the Mind, 226-342

Classical,

567
Hubert and Ellen, 239 Eulogium, Remarks on Washing-
Shaw's Poems,

353
ton's,

508
New Dictionary,

457
Cooke's Life,

532 Fine Arts, 52–161-293—509----582
Rokeby, .

557 Frolic, Capture of

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87

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Forcing Houses of the Romans, 177 Notice of Mr. Clymer.

373
Fox, interview with Bonaparte, 282

Dennie,

383
Letters of

489

Ames,

385
Fools, April ..

518 Newspapers, List of American 499
Gallantry, American 87-156 Pennsylvania Letters,

47
Greek Comedy,
255 Poussin, Life of

52
Greene, Letters from

602 Phædrus, Jannelli's Fables of
Perpetual Motion,

145—184
Hubert and Ellen, criticised 239 Population of the European States, 191
Herculaneum, Account of MSS. Portugal, Letters from 265—369 483
found at

294 Poems, Criticism on Shaw's 353
Heraldry, Indian
304 Payne, Criticism on

441

68

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Intelligence, Literary 192—314397 Quebec, Campaign against 132
Interview between Fox and Bona.
parte,

232 Reader, Notes of a Desultory 59—306
Indian Heraldry,

304

-509

Royal Academy, Exhibition of the 165.
Jannellis's Fables of Phædrus 68 Romans, on the Forcing Houses of
Johnson, Vindication of

271
the

177
Jay, Anecdotes of

599 Russian Army, State of • 191

Readers and Correspondents, to 212
Life of Ames,

2 Rush on the Mind, Criticised 226
Poussin,

52 342
Le Seuer,

161 Remarks on Washington's Eulogi-
Dr. Ewing, -

214
um,

508
John Antes,
329 Rokeby, criticised,

557
John Andrews,

425
Le Brun, Works of, criticised, 22 Scenery, American 1-213-327
Literature, Classical 68-156-255 Siddons's Departure from the Stage 70
489-583
Shippen, Eulogy on Dr.

101
Laws, Newhaven Blue

75 State of the Russian Army, 191
Literary Intelligence, 192—314397 Shaw's Poems, criticised, 353
List of English Boroughs, 261-379 Shipwreck,
Letter from Portugal, 265—369-483 Shakspeare, on the Tragedies of 5
Lines on the Death of Cooke, 281

Theatrical,

183-3
Mortuary, 100—210-423_424532

Tobit and his Family,
Mellish's Travels, criticised,

Travels,

369-4
114
Motion, Perpetual,

145—184
Montesquieu, Notice of

389

Voltaire, Particulars of
Memoirs of Cook criticised, 532

Variety, •

82-185—294

Vindication of Dr. Johnson,
Notes of a Desultory Reader, 59—306 Whitefield, Anecdotes of 287
-509

Washington's Eulogium, Remarks
Newhaven Blue Laws,
75

508

271

on

POETRY.

Apostrophe to the Loxia Cardina. Eliphaz,

96
lis,
528 Ease, Ode to

202
Epieugenium,

207
Child, Lines to a Sleeping 522 Extracts from Rokeby,

316

Theatrum Poetarum, 414
Delia, Lines to

206

93

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Fashion, a poem,
97 Maria, Lines to

631_632
Good By and How d'y do, 520 Ode to Honour,

93
J. H. Payne,

198
Honour,
Ode to

Ease,

202
Hymn to the Virgin Mary,

410
May,

206

198

Payne, Ode to
Jones, Lines on the Victory of 91

Persian Song,

412
The Kiss,

325 Prophecy, Inscribed to Com. Ro.
gers,

531
Lines on the Victory of Capt. Jones, 91
to Delia,
206 Rose, the

209
the Memory of Daniel Stan. Rokeby, Lxtracts from

316
ton,

421 Rogers, Prophecy Inscribed to 531
a Sleeping Child, 522 Rose, Lines to

630
an early Violet;

527
the Loxia Cardinalis, 528 Sonnet,

208
Stewart,
532 Song,

210_412
a Rose Bud,

530 Stanton, Lines to the Memory of 421
Maria,

631_632

Theatrum Poetarum, extract from 414
Legrid's Retirement,

322
May, Ode to

206 The Vision,
Mary, Hymn to the Virgin 410 Virgin Mary, Hymn to

410
My First Valentine,
419 Valentine, my First

419
Mary,
420 Violet, Lines to

527

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