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(Lƒ" Our "Chapter on Correspondente' eeems to have been just the tliing. We anticípate much goüd from U. The first fruits of it are seen in the fullowing spintod reply; and notwithstnndin íhe bribe fo templingly offered to us in the conclusión, we can sny in the language of Gen. Jackson on nnother oc casion, tha we "dhall not relax ono particle from our nosk'on!"Deor Mr. Editor, 'tis true I tliink os many olhers do, The name of author 6ounde eublime, nd Míerefore wish the honor mine. 'Tis great, indeed, to find our ñamo Enrolld uport I he pnge of fame; Then why, the lucky chance deny To such deserving ones as I? Yon liltle know, how shorp thepain, When we have toil'd. and loilfd again, By mid dny sun, and midnight toper, To form a bright gom for yonr paper; To find that it has been rejected, And like a worthless thing, neglected And llien, to egerravate us more, You teil oiir faults, by score, snd score; Some cannot write, some cannot spell, Somo cannot show thehead or tail- Somo taf te loo sweet, some taste of ga!l, And some have scarce a taste at al]; Some come too late, some are too long, And al!, ornearly all, are wrong. 'Tis hard 6r, thus to criticise What seems so precious, in our eyes, And with one cold, and withering brealh, To lay our chenshed hopes in death. Granting indeed, our deartb of lore, We do our best - who ran do more? And then, to give us bot our due, We write, kind sir, to favor you. Mosi folks like you, ore fond to show, How far their own resources go; And deern their correspondente' fame, As link'd with theirs, or much the same. Whene'era little fame we seek, 'Tib with a blusli upon our cheek; So modest are we, n most cuses Your leaders know us, btit by goeses - The initiais of our name we give, The town, or villnge where we live; These signs you know, but few can tel), And none, but those, who know us well. We unas6uming writers, dare, But seldnm meet the vulgnr stare; A share of praise we think our due, And kindly leavethe rest to you. Then why, so ímpolitely use lis, As if you meant sir, to abuse us?Yet while I thus remonstrate, I eliun the form of a débale, Though sure I might disputa with forcé, The policy of such a course. ín every patriotic beart, Home, ahvays holds a sncred part; Domestic manufacture, still Should liave your favor, and good will; Our homespun goode we deern the strongesf, If not 60 fine tliey last ti)e longesf ; Then why, for foieign goods npply, When you at home, may cheaply buy, And patronize ihe worlhy few, Who lend their patronage to you. 'Tis true, that you may culi wifh care, And gatlier much that's good and rare; But, if from other sheets yeu borrow, Whnt's iheirs to-dny, is yourB tomonow; So you, behind must slowly tread, While they, are flying on ahead. Now, thie at least, might be prevented, If you could rest yourself contented, To toke the favors that we send; We freely g'tvc, we not Jend, And though, they may not suit your taste, To olhers, they may secm the best. Some, richeBt dishes only please, Some, choose lo dine on bread and chepse. You wish to pleaseyour readers, don'tyou! 1 do not mean sir, to affront you, Bn oute, is sure, a pHeous case, And yon must look it in the face, And if you should on second thought, Give us the countenance you ought, We' 11 prove ourgratitude most strong, And laud your virtues, in a Bong. Salem, Feb. lOth, 1845.