SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 22, 1806.
To The Public.
THE Editor of the THESPIAN MIRROR respectfully ac-
quaints his friends and subscribers, that, in consequence of
circumstances which have transpired since the publication
of the fourth number of his miscellany, he has resolved to
relinquish the editorial duties of that work, in order, more
particularly, to apply himself to studies, which may pro-
mote his future usefulness in life, and mature, strengthen,
and extend a disposition for literature, which has grown
with his earliest years.
When the MIRROR was commenced in this city, it was un-
der circumstances which have since become materially alter-
ed. From the interest which some warm-hearted friends,
(perhaps injudiciously,) took in the Editor, the work was
brought forward, and enthusiastically ushered into public
notice. Various were the sentiments of the community re-
specting it, and as various was popular conjecture on the
effects of the misdirected exertions of its juvenile Editor.
From a wish to render him useful rather than ornamental in
society, plans were agitated for placing him in the full pos-
session of advantages, with which he might cultivate a liter-
ary taste, and direct his view to objects which promised
benefit to his country, satisfaction to his friends, and utility
and honor to himself. The work which he had heedlessly
commenced, was considered, by the jadicious, as the fruit
of an itch for scribbling, the materials for which, without a
more extensive stock of ideas, drawn, from the pure foun-