--The following relative to the lecturers of the South
, is taken from the Home Journal.
It will be seen by an advertisement that Mr. Baldwin
delivers a lecture upon "Cockney Travellers and others,"at the Mechanics' Institute, on Friday night next:
W. Gilmore Simms, Ll. D
, and Paul H. Hayne
, the poet, both of Charleston, South Carolina
, and Oliver P. Bald
win, of Virginia
, are among a list of lecturers announced to appear before various literary societies of the South
during the coming winter.
Most of the celebrated lecturers of the North
have been so often before the public that they sometimes fail to draw paying audiences, and, in consequence, "lectures" are beginning to be pronounced unpopular.
This state of feeling should not be allowed to continue, as there is no more pleasant and instructive way of passing a winter evening than in listening to the wisdom of sages, the wit of humorists, the eloquence of orators, or the honeyed words of poets.
By introducing new celebrities to the public, the interest in lectures will be revived.
The various lecturing committees throughout the Northern
and Middle States will be acting wisely, we think, if they invite the gentlemen we have named above to appear before their several associations.
Each in his especial walk is unrivalled; nor does either in any respect resemble the other.