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time , is the discovery of an ancient library at Gfagati . In the course of the last year , a religious society was dissoived in that city , and its collection of books atui matmscripts transferred to Breslau ^ by order of the king of Prussia . Professor Scbni ^ ar is employed in
examining and arranging these treasures . It appears that the manuscripts are in number about 5 OO ; 300 of which are decretals , papal bulls , and directions for ceremonial observances ; of the rest Go are classical , but all Latin , Amongst the latter is a manuscript of Cicero , which though of no very ancient da 1 « ( perhaps no earlier than the 12 th .
century ) has evidently been transcribed from an original much more perfect than any hitherto known to be in existence . Of this only the treatise De Nqfura Deorum has at present been collated by Professor Heiddemas , of E ^ eslau , for the use of his pupils . The readings which it exhibits are excellent , aed the lacuna are all supplied . A nev edition of Cicero ' s works is in
contemplation , of which this valuable manuscript will be the basis . M&rning Chronicle * Feb . 4 , 1814 .
Character of Counsellor O ^ ConnelL Counsellor O'Connell is one of the leading advisers and orators of tire Catholics oflreland . In these cliar&cters ^ he encounters , of course ,
a tide of obloquy ; but he is rewarded by the gratitude of his fMitog country . The Catholic Eoi ^ rcJ h ave agreed to present him vmhJi a service of piate at the vnlue of One Thousand Guineas :
the following is the speech of Counsellor Finlay ( another distinguished individual in that ^ nation of orators / ' ) on the motion fdr making the munificent present to / QTonnell !
f Of the vicious , none can be patrip ^ s ; of the selfish , none can be patriots ; of the virtuous , Jew can be P 3 tj £ ot £ .. The loye of ease , the fear of slander , the dread ot power , the dislike to strife , the value of a man ' s time to his famil y * the value of a man ' s repose to hir ^ salf , the difference of public ? \ i \ ' is , 1 j 1 , " > . j . ^ 1 i . ¦¦ ¦ • ¦ ¦> < ¦ ' ¦ ¦ - . ¦ » . ' .. ' ..
apathy , the inconstancy of popular aj >* ptemse , but above all ttie liability to general misrepresentation , discourage the good from the ambiton of a patr > ar . u years have tried the fidelity
of O'Connell , and you stand now indebted to him in the article of gratitude , not only for the quantity of service conferred , but for the time during which the trial h ; is been protracted , and the expression of y © ur collected gratitude
deferred-^ Eminent and prominent m these three relations of patriot , Irishman , and 1 iwyer , history will describe Daniel O Connell ; spotless in the relations of piivate life , matchless in the duties of private friendship , beloved by evcrf man who knows him , esteemed by all
who have not a prejudice or an interest in disliking him , with manners that instantly disarm hostility , there ne ^ er yet was a man introduced to him . iot the first time , under prepossessions to his disadvantage , that did not feel his dislike hastily evaporating , and depart from , the conference a eonvert tot
esteem . At five in the morning , you will find him in his study ; at five in the evening you will probably find him still labouring in the public service : if you cannot find him thus era ployed , you may be almost certain of finding him at home . I never knew a man of
equal industry ; I never thought any man could be so industrious . No man at the bar labours more in his profession , and no man at the board labours so much in politics , but to labour so much , and to labour so well , far exceeds the common notions of human capability .
* ' Social and sober , polite and unceremonious , cheerful , affable , candid , and sincere ; proud with the haughty , and meek with the humble , his frown rebukes arrogance to inferiority , and his smile lifts humility to h s own level : h : s virtues cannot be indifferent
to you , they should be objects of your care , ior tiicy have heen agents of yotfr interest . ' l < Such a man , in difficult times , volunteeied as the advocate of press and people I he apathy that followed' the iv . ensure of the union , had depressed the nation to political ind » ffer < nee . Lord Clare had declared in the British
House of Peers , that I he Catholic yeoplclelt uninterested in the question of amancjnation . It became necf'ssaiy-t *
Intelligence *—Character of Coumtlior O'Connell . 189
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), March 2, 1814, page 189, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2438/page/53/