THUS have we feen in the lapfe of time, one of the mod dangerous and deftructive weapons of war laid afide, to make room for a novel invention ; and Englifh Archery, once the terror of foreign enemies, now changed into a pleafing, elegant, and healthful amufement. May we not wifh for a fimilar alteration with regard to every other inftrument invented for the deftruction of men; and hope for the arrival of thofe peaceful days, fo beautifully defcribed by the poet——
Nor ardent warriors meet with hateful eyes;
Nor fields with gleaming fteel be cover'd o'er,
The brazen trumpets kindle rage no more;
But ufelefs lances into fcythes fhall bend.
And the broad falchion in a plowfhare end.