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ore accustomed to do , and consequently to explain why he is acceptable as a writer , although an Unitarian , to all sensible and candid Trinitarians- EPIS € OPUS .
Gypsies vn Hitngf&y . * A 3 &
Gypsies in Hungary . [ From ** Voyage mine ' ralogique et g 6 olo-1 gique en Hongrie , pendant l ' annee 1818 , par F . S . Bejudant . " Transr lated from the Repue Encycloptdiqw for October , 1822 . ]
"TOURING one of Ms excursions in JLr the neighbourhood of Schemnitz , our traveller had an opportunity of observing some individuals of that race of men whom we call Gypsies , and who , in Germany and iu Hungary , bear the name of Zigenner .
Those of Hungary work to obtain a bare subsistence and nothing more ; lire crowded together in huts , in . the most disgusting filth . Their features ; their character their manners have not changed since , they have been dispersed amongst the civilized nations of Europe . It is surprising that the singular mode of existence of this
people has not yet sufficiently excited the attention of philosophy , to be made the object of a particular study . Their origin and their history have been discussed ; their customs and way of living are sufficiently known y but the philosophical question remains untouched : it is not known
what obstacle excludes this people from the pale of civilization , what keeps up their anti-social habits , their wild condition which ail known hordes willingly abandon , when they have once had an opportunity of enjoying the sweets of a life inore conformable
to the nature of man . Whatever Rousseau may say , the Hottentot builds a house and cultivates the land ; the natives of the North of America become citizens of the United States ; the Negroefc have formed numerous societies , and will , with thfe assistance
of knowledge from Europe , ; at length assume a rank amongst civilized nations . Why then is the Zing are so inferior to the Hottentot , the Negro and the American ? The study of this class of men would , perhaps , enrich the moral sciences with very important d | fecbverjes .
* fwa > reeeftt i ^ ef ^ -Mw ^ Mr Jeffi&rstfn ttn < t t $ T * J&d&TnS y fft $ E 0- * •' PtmdjMt $ ' of the United State * of America . ' . - ' ' [[ These interesting Letters have been published in some of the
Englisjb newspapers , from ** The Boston Christian Register . " They may not , therefore , be new to all our readers , but tfe think that all of them will judge them worthy of a permanent place in our Repository ; We give them with the introduction of the Boston Editor . Ed . 1
THE following Letters have beenf obtained by solicitation , and are sent to the press by the permission of their venerable authors . The cha * racter , standing and age of the writers , the one in his 80 th , the other in hia 87 th year , give them peculiar interest , and they cannot fail to be read with
great pleasure . It is delightful to witness this kind of correspondence between these two distinguished men , the asperities of party by which they were at one time separated worn down , aud nothing * remaining but the interchange of sentiments of unfeigned
kindness and respect . It is charming to see an old age like . this , retaining , even under its decays and infirmities , the intellectual vigour unimpaired , and displaying amidst its snowe > , the greenness and freshness of the summer of life . The letter of Mr .
Jefferson was written soon after an attack upon him by the " Native Virginian ?* and when there was a strong- expectation of a war between Russia and Turkey : this will explain some allusions in them .
From Mr . Jefferson to Mr . Adams * MonticellO t June \ , 1822 . It is very long , my dear Sir , since I have written to you . My dislocated wrist is now become so stiff that I
write slowlv arid with oain ; and . write slowly arid with pam ; and , therefore , write as little as I can - Yet it is due to mutual friendship to ask once in a while how we do ? The papers tell us that General
Starke is off at the age of 93 . —*•?•• still lives , at about the same age , cheerful , slender as a grasshopper , and so much without memory that he scarcely recognises the members of his household . An intiftate friend of
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1823, page 39, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1780/page/39/