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well with the character of the man we have attempted to describe. He was as fascinating in private life, as he was splendid in the forum. His manners were conciliating and attractive to an extraordinary degree, blending the dignity and urbanity of the gentleman with the cordiality and playfulness of the friend. Like Hector, setting aside his crested helmet that he might not frighten his boy, he laid aside all perfuntionary austerities and put every person in his presence at confiding ease. Politeness in him was of the truest type, and flowed from its only true source-a noble warm, and magnanimous heart. For whatever was amiable in childhood, or venerable in age-lovely in woman, or heroic in man—lofty in principle, endearing in friendship, or praise-worthy in enterprise, he had an instinctive capacity to appreciate, and spontaneous sympathies to embrace."

The monument erected to the memory of Emmet is worthy of it. It stands in front of Broadway, the great thoroughfare of the city, in the cemetery of St. Paul's church. It is a marble monolithe, of thirty feet elevation, and is inscribed on three sides in three languages. The greater part of the English inscription by Gulian C. Verplanck, one of the New York representatives in the Congress of the United States. The Latin inscription was written by Judge John Duer, whose works on Jurisprudence are well known. The inscription in the Irish language was written by the late Dr. England, R. C. Bishop of Charleston. The expense of this monument was partly defrayed by the contributions of his countrymen in the United States, and partly by the application of the funds in the hands of the treasurer of the American Catholic Association. When the Relief Bill of 1829 was carried, the receipts of money under the name of Catholic rent, was prohibited by that statute. The American Society then thought the best application of the funds remaining on hands, namely, 1006 dollars, would be to the erection of a monument to the memory of one of the early advocates of Catholic emancipation, who devoted his splendid talents to its cause, and sacrificed for its interests the brightest prospects.

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The following are copies of the several inscriptions in English, Latin and Irish ; the compositions of three men highly distinguished in their several pursuits :

IN MEMORY OF

THOMAS ADDIS EMMET,

Who
Exemplified in his conduct,
And adorned by his

Integrity
The policy and principles
Of the United Irishmen-
“ To forward a brotherhood

Of affection,
A community of rights,
An identity of interests,
And a union of power

Among Irishmen
Of every religious persuasion,
As the only means of Ireland's

Chief good,
An impartial and adequate

Representation
In an Irish parliament.”

For this
(Mysterious fate of virtue !)
Exiled from his native land.

In America, the land of freedom,
He found a second country,

Which paid his love
By reverencing his genius.

Learned in our laws
And in the laws of Europe,
In the literature of our times
And in that of antiquity,

All knowledge
Seemed subject to his use.

ease.

well with the character of the man we have attempted to describe. He was as fascinating in private life, as he was splendid in the forum. His manners were conciliating and attractive to an extraordinary degree, blending the dignity and urbanity of the gentleman with the cordiality and playfulness of the friend. Like Hector, setting aside his crested helmet that he might not frighten bis boy, he laid aside all perfuntionary austerities and put every person in his presence at confiding

Politeness in him was of the truest type, and flowed from its only true source-a noble warm, and magnanimous heart. For whatever was amiable in childhood, or venerable in age-lovely in woman, or heroic in man—lofty in principle, endearing in friendship, or praise-worthy in enterprise, he had an instinctive capacity to appreciate, and spontaneous sympathies to embrace."

The monument erected to the memory of Emmet is worthy of it. It stands in front of Broadway, the great thoroughfare of the city, in the cemetery of St. Paul's church. It is a marble monolithe, of thirty feet elevation, and is inscribed on three sides in three languages. The greater part of the English inscription by Gulian Č. Verplanck, one of the New York

representatives in the Congress of the United States. The Latin inscription was written by Judge John Duer, whose works on Jurisprudence are well known. The inscription in the Irish language was written by the late Dr. England, R. C. Bishop of Charleston. The expense of this monument was partly defrayed by the contributions of his countrymen in the United States, and partly by the application of the funds in the hands of the treasurer of the American Catholic Association. When the Relief Bill of 1829 was carried, the receipts of money under the name of Catholic rent, was prohibited by that statute. The American Society then thought the best application of the funds remaining on hands, namely, 1006 dollars, would be to the erection of a monument to the memory of one of the early advocates of Catholic emancipation, who devoted his splendid talents to its cause, and sacrificed for its interests the brightest prospects.

The following are copies of the several inscriptions in English, Latin and Irish; the compositions of three men highly distinguished in their several pursuits :

IN MEMORY OF

THOMAS ADDIS EMMET,

Who
Exemplified in his conduct,
And adorned by his

Integrity
The policy and principles
Of the United Irishmen-
To forward a brotherhood

Of affection,
A community of rights,
An identity of interests,
And a union of power

Among Irishmen
Of every religious persuasion,
As the only means of Ireland's

Chief good,
An impartial and adequate

Representation
In an Irish parliament.”

For this
(Mysterious fate of virtue !)
Exiled from his native land.

In America, the land of freedom,
He found a second country,

Which paid his love
By reverencing his genius.

Learned in our laws
And in the laws of Europe,
In the literature of our times
And in that of antiquity,

All knowledge
Seemed subject to his use.

An orator of the first order,
Clear, copious, fervid,

Alike powerful
To kindle the imagination,

Touch the affections,
And sway the reason and the will.

Simple in his tastes,
Unassuming in his manners,
Frank, generous, kind-hearted,

And honourable,
His private life was beautiful,
As his public course was

Brilliant.

Anxious to perpetuate
The name and example of such a man,

Alike illustrious by his
Genius, his virtues, and his fate;
Consecrated to their affections

By his sacrifices, his perils,
And the deeper calamities

Of his kindred,
In a just and holy cause;
His Sympathizing Countrymen
Erected this monument and

Cenotaph.

BORN AT CORK, 24th APRIL, 1764,

He died in this city,
14th NOVEMBER

1827.

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