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That the author has reaped much benefit Tu reposes, mon fils, et ta mere that we should enjoy the conveniences of from travel, his acute and sensible observa
Est dans la douleur!
this life, without setting too great a price tions on national character proves. In an
on them. Our occupation should always excellent essay in which Spanish, Italian, Om the monument of St. Jean al Angely, who died be to improve our own lives, and add to the German, French, and English elaims to pre on the day of his return to Paris from his cxile. happiness of our neighbours ; but a pleasure cedence, are drawn with a skilful hand, we Français ! de son dernier soupir which fairly offers itself, and which has no find the Frenchman, after dilating on the
Il a salué la patrie.
vice in it, should not, because it is a pleaglories of the grande nation, its restaurateurs,
Le même jour a vu finir
sure, be avoided.” and theatres, observe
Ses maux, son exil,
A view of the state of society in London “ You will affirm that these sensual, and
Et sa vie.
must conclude this notice. marketable enjoyments destroy the taste for
" It may happen, that, although individomestic happiness; but it is not so: no
The following description of a great ruling duals may exist in a society, endowed with people are more attached than the French to passion appears to us to be finely expressed. every power of entertaining and enlightening, their near relations; and England cannot “ Ambition, instead of being always a yet the forms of society may be such that it easily produce a mother more attached than bad passion, is one which has led to many is very difficult to obtain the full advantage Madame de Sevigné. It is the same with of the enterprises most beneficial to man of their superior qualities. This difficulty is all the domestic relations;
and it is sufficient
A desire of distinction inspired a the misfortune of London, where there are to go to the cemetière of Pere la Chaise, to Sully and a Franklin, as well as a Richelieu more men of cultivated understanding, of rebe convinced how true the affection which and an Alberoni. The difference is, that fined wit, and literary or political eininence, the mothers, and sons, and sisters of France this passion is subservient to the welfare of than in any metropolis of Europe. Yet it is have for each other. How simple, and yet mankind in good and well regulated disposi- so contrived, that there is little freedom, lithow tender the inscriptions upon the tombs! tions, whilst, in bail hearts, it tends only to tle intimacy, and little case in London sociThere the sister goes to renew the tender the aggrandisement of the individual
. A man ety. * To love some person's very much, and recollection of her sister, and a son to place of pure ambition will always sacrifice his see often those that I love," says the old a garland over the grave of his mother. With own elevation to his principles, whilst he Duchess of Marlborough, is the greatest you, the dead are never mentioned, never whose ambition is impure will always sacri- happiness I can enjoy. But in London it is visited, and, I believe, seldom remembered. fice his principles to his own elevation." And equally difficult to get to lore uny body very With the kindest "feelings to their relations, the same essay contains these just reflections. much, or to see often those that we have the French, it is true, do not think it incon “Great merit is often placed in abstinence loved before. There are such numbers of sistent to mix the sociability of a larger cir- from sensual enjoyments. There are, un- acquaintances, such a succession of engagecle; and they endeavour to be happy through doubtedly, examples of men who give so ex-ments, that the town resembles Vauxhall
, the short period of existenee allotted them; clusive attention to the preparation of luxu- where the dearest friends may walk round whilst the English lose half their lives in ries for their own personal use, that they and round all night without ever meeting. becoming acquainted with those who are can hardly afford time for the duties which If you see at dinner a person whose manners jumbled into the same half-century as them- they owe to their God and to their neigh- and conversation please you, you may wish selves.
bour : but for a person to say, that he must in vain to become more intimate; for the We pave quoted this passage, not so much renounce the indulgence of the senses altoge-chance is, that you will not meet so as to for its peculiar applicability and merit, as for ther, for fear of being entirely absorbed by converse a second time for three months, the purpose of illustrating it, by a copy of ait, is to confess a degree of physical appe. when the dice-box of society, may, perhaps, few of the inscriptions referred to, with which tite and a want of moral taste, which does turn up again the same numbers. Not that we were struck, as the author seems to have but little honour to his temperance. Nor is it is to be inferred that you may not barely been, on visiting the interesting cemetery of there any sense in supposing that we are in- see the same features again ; it is possible Pere la Chaise, and which we consequently tended to derive all our pleasures from the that you may catch a glimpse of them on the transferred to our meinorandum book. The mind. Our bodily constitution is so joined to other side of St. James' Street, or see them following are a few of them.
the mental, that our pains are always com- near to you at a crowded rout, without a Written in pencil on the tomb of a girl aged 16.
municated from the one to the other; and possibility of approaching. Hence it is, that Adieu, doux charme de la vie,
the Stoic himself could not be insensible to those who live in London are totally indifferPlaisir d'aimer que j'eprouvais,
the attack of a cholie, or the amputation of ent to one another; the waves follow so Adieu, trop malheureuse ami, a leg. Why, then, should we not take ad- thick that any vacancy is immediately filled Qui me quitte, helas! pour jamais. vantage of the dispensation of nature, which up, and the want is not perceived. At the
*** also gives a participation of pleasures ? And same time the well-bred civility of modern A ma Théodore. 4*** ought we to lose any opportunity of partak-times, and the example of some very po
23525 ing in the bounty, and being grateful for the pular people, have introduced a shaking of A notre bon père, by providence of our Creator? The man who hands, a pretended warmth, a slam cordialSes fils reconnoissants.
gives a feast is offended is none come to par- ity, into the manners of the cold and the Oh ma fille chérie, tu m'es donc ravi! Je
take of it; may not the Supreme Being have warın alike—the dear friend, and the acn'avois que tol sur cette terre de douleur. Ah! somewhat of the same feeling to those who quaintance of yesterday. Hence, we hear pourquoi m'as tu abandonnée ? Chere enfant, li reject his gifts! But, say the well-rneaning continually such conversations as the followle reste plus à ta malheureuse mère, que les persons who disdain and despise the usual ing – Ah! how d'ye do? I am delighted armes et le desespoir.
conduct of the world, is it not wicked to con- to see you! How is Mrs. M-?- She id
dan sume in luxuries what might afford subsist-is very well, thank you.'—*Has she any Repose en paix, ma bien sinée. Celeste !ence for thousands of poor people? This more children ?' Any more! I have only cemain nous reviendrons te voir.
argument, which might have had weight been married three months. I see you are z ods
in times of ignorance, is indisputably dis- talking of my former wife she has been A peine cinq printemps vecut notre Pauline, proved by the science of the present day. It dead these three years.'_Or My dear c'étoit le gage heureux de l'hymnen le plus doux. is now evidently demonstrated, that the ino- friend, how dye do, you have been out of Oracun aimoit son air et sa grace enfantine Ah! de notre bonheur le destin fut jaloux !
ney which is spent on manufactures of con- town some time where have you been-in
venience and luxury supports the families of Norfolk 1 —No, I have been two years in Le Malheur, l'Amour, vel
matatize industrious labourers, whilst that which is India.' La Reconnoissance,
indiscriminately given in charity too often “Thuis, ignorant of one another's interest Au modèle de toutes les vertus,
tends to the increase of an idle and miserable and occupations, the friendships of London Delice, population.
contain nothing more tender than a visitingA son excellente Zephirinc.
* The result which I would enforce is, | card. Nor is it much better,-indeed it is
you renounce the world, much time to go from St. James's Square to without a pun) interesting work, which and determine to live ouly with your rela- Cleveland Row, as to go from London to has just been published, we can hardly tions and nearest connections : if you go to Hounslow. It would require volumes to de- be expected, within so short a period, see them at one o'clock they are not up; at scribe the disappointment which occurs on two the room is full of indifferent acquaint- arriving in the brilliant mob of a ball-room. to afford more than a very cursory view. ance, who can talk over the night before, Sometimes, as it has been before said, a
The bare reading of the title page and of course are sooner listened to than friend is seen squeezed like yourself, at ano- will, we think, be a strong recommenyourself ; at three they are gone shopping; ther end of the room, without a possibility dation. There is in human nature, an at four they are in the Park; at five ansi at of your communicating except by signs ; and innate curiosity respecting the sources six they are out ; at seven they are dressing; as the whole arrangeinent of the society is of rivers, not unmixed with reverence, at cight they are dining with tivo dozen regulated by mechanical pressure, you may From the Nile and Niger, to the merest frienils; at nine and ten the same ; at eleven happen to be pushed against those to whom streamlet of our native Isle, our minds they are dressing for the ball, and at twelve, you do not wish to speak, whether bores, When yoll are going to hed, they are gone slight acquaintances, or determined enemies are excited in no ordinary degree, wheinto society for the evening. Thus you are confined by the crowd, and stifled by the ther by accounts of the exploration of left în solitude : you soon begin again to try licat, and dazzled by the light, all powers of their origin, or by personal visits to the world ;- let us see what it produces. intellect are lost; wit loses its point, and their nascent springs. How strongly
" The first inconvenience of a London sagacity its observation'; indeed, the limbs then must the fuelings be affected when life, is the late hour of dinner. To pass the are so crushed, and the tongue so parched; the subject is so raised by all the accesday impransus, and then to sit down to a that, except particularly well-drest ladies, all sories which can add to its novelty and great dinner at eight o'clock, is entirely are in the case of the traveller, Dr. Clarke, awfulness ; when the most remarkable against the first, dictates of common sense when he says in the plains of Syria, that some and common stomachs. Some learned per- might blame him for not making moral re
regions of the earth, the cradle of one sons, indeerd, endeavour to support this flections on the state of the country; but of the carliest religions of mankind, the practice by precedent, and quote the Roman that he must own the heat quite deprived ultimate abodle of a mythology which supper ; but those suppers were at three bin of all power of thought.
still has credence among one tenth of o'clock in the afternoon, and onght to be a “ Hence it is, that the conversation you the people of the earth,—when the subject of contempt
, instead of imitation, in hear around you, is generally nothing more mighty, celebrated, and sacred Jumna Grosvenor Square. Women, however, are than ‘Have you been here long ?? Have not so irrational as men, in London, and ge- you been at Mrs. Hotroom's?'—'Arc
and Ganges, are traced to their snowy
you nerally sit down to a substantial luncheon, at going to Lady Deathsqueeze's?' Hence, too, birth-place, for the first time, by a Euthree or four : if men would do the same, Madame de Stael said, very justly, to an ropean footstep. the meal at eight might be lightened of many Englisluman, Dans vos routs le corps fait The Himala range of mountains is of its weighty dishes, and conversation would plus de frais que l'esprit... But even if there in every way worthy of attention ; as be no loser; for it is not to be concealed, are persons of a constitution robust enough now the last boundary between the Brithat conversation suffers great interruption to talk, they yet do not dare to do so, as tish power in Asia and the jealous emfrom the manner in which English dinners twenty heals are forced into the compass of are managed: first the host and hostess (or one square foot ; and even when, to your grand structure of our globe ; as replete
pire of China; as a phenomenon in the her unfortunate co-adjutor) are employed great delight, you see a person to whom during three parts of dinner, in doing the have much to say, and, by fair means or with extraordinary productions of nawork of the servants, helping fish, or carving foul, elbows and toes, knces and shoulders, ture, and as the ground on which relarge pieces of venison to twenty hungry have got near them, they often dismiss you markable variations in the great famisouls, to the total loss of the host's powers with shaking you by the hand, and saying, lies of the human race meet and mingle. of annuseincnt, and the entire disfigurement My dear Mr. — how do you du?' and then No notice froin such a site can be otherof the fair hostess's face. Much tiine is also continue a couversation with a person whose lost by the attention every one is obliged to ear is three inches nearer. At one o'clock,
wise than valuable ; and though the aupay, in order to find out (which he can ne- however, the crowd diminishes ;
thor, in a very diffident preface, and ver do if he is short-sighted) what dishes are are not tired by the five or sis hours of frequently in the body of his work, la at the other end of the table ; and if a guest playing at company, which you have already ments his scientific deficiencies, we may wishes for a glass of wine,' he must peep had, you may be very comfortable for the say that, with a few exceptions as to through the Apollos and Cupids of the pla: rest of the cvening.”
manner, we have found him abounding teau, in order to find some onc to drink with There is a curious paper entitled the Wan- in useful information, eminently instruchim; otherwise he must wait till some one dering Jew, but too long for our miscellany; tive as a geographer and topographer, asks him, which will probably happen in and we close our page with an observation succession, so that after having had no wine on a celebrated coinedy, which is probably entertaining as a historian, and pleasing for half an hour, he will have to drink five new to most of our readers.
and unassuming as a relator of facts glasses in five minutes. Convenience teaches ** The School for Scandal," which is, which in the course of a hitherto unex. that the best manner of cnjoying society at perhaps, the best of our comedies, contains plored route came under his own obser: dinner, is to leave every thing to servants imitations of no less than three of the come-vation. that servants can do ; so that you may have dies of Moliere. The design and the characno farther trouble than to accept of the ter of Joseph Surface are evidently taken ter of this volume.; whence, passing
Such is in our opinion a fair characdishes that are offered to you, and to drink from the Turtaffe, the scandal scene from the at your own time, of the wines which are Misanthrope, and the broker scene from the over, the details of the Nepal way, hauded round. An English dinner, on the Avare.".
which has annihilated the Ghoorka ty contrary, secins to presume before-hand on
ranny in these parts for ever, and whit the silence, dulness, and stupility of the Journal of a Tour through part of the relates to the lower districts, we shal guests, and to have provided little interrup Snow Range of the Himala Mountains, for the present, extract only a few pations, like the jerks which the chaplain gives arid to the Sources of the Rivers Jumna sages descriptive of the author's journ:y to the archbishop, to prevent his going to und Ganges. By James Baillie Fra- to Gungotree, near the source of the sleep during serinon. “Some time after dinner comes the time
zer, Esq. London, 1820. Large Bhagiruttee (the principal.fount of ue of going to a ball, or a rout; but this is
4to. pp. 548.
Ganges,) in the centre of the rangeof (ner said than done : it often requires as Of this copious and highly (we speak the Himala, called Roodroo Himla.
and if you
In ascending to this stupendous altitude, according to Hindoo mythology, and there-rook, or are seen tumbling down its face, Mr. Frazer and his party, experienced fore of course a flower held in high esteem, from the snow that gives them birth the that difficulty of breathing, which is which caused its being likened to a rajah The whole scene casts a damp on the felt on reaching the height beyond the among the flowers.mind: an indefinite idea of desert solitude region of vegetation, and which, not
Various, rich, and lovely were the inyriads and helplessness stcals over it: we are, as it withstanding that circumstance, the na
of large and smaller blossoms which deck-were, shut out from the workl, and feel our
ed these wild scenes, and I much regret my nothingness. Like the scenes they are tives very strangely attribute to the inability to give their names and botanical placed among, the inhabitants of this village perfume of flowers! The author says, descriptions. Many varieties of the prim-are wild in their appearance, and uncouth in
It was ludicrous to see those who had laugh- rose and polyanthus, many orchides, and their manners; but there is no essential difed at others yielding, some to lassitude, and others resembling our cominon meadow ference between them and those with whom others to sickness, yet endeavouring to con- flowers, grew in profusion. The only other we have heretofore met. I met, indeed, with ceal it from the rest. I believe I held out plant, however, that I shall notice, is one one or two who were peculiarly intelligent ; longer than any one; yet after passing this which was found on the very extreme verge but their language forms a considerable obgorge every few paces of ascent seemed an of vegetation alone: like the goo-gool it was stacle to taking advantage of their acuteness : insuperablé labour, and even in passing along low, but not quite flat, perhaps about four it was still Hindoostannee, but so disguised by the inost level places my knees trembled un- inches high, somewhat resembling a thistle accent and dialect, and altered by nei termider me, and at times even sickness of sto- just blooming; but the leaves did not lie on nations and expletives, that it was dificult to inach was experienced. The symptoms it the ground; they shrouded the blossom, understand the simplest sentences withont an produced were various : some were affected which was enveloped in a thick covering interpreter, or frequent repetitions. The Punsvith violent headache; others had severe like the web of a spider, which, spangled dit was not only an intelligent man, but gave pains in the chest, with oppression; others with dew, had a most singular appearancc. his information in the most intelligible lansickness at the stomach and vomiting; many The root was small
, but firınly fixed in the guage. Their dress is the same as that of were overcome with heaviness, and fell asleep ground: it displayed no colour but a brown- the peasantry at Cursalee, black and gray even while walking along. But what proved) ish green. I could not obtain any name for blankets of coarse wool. the fact that all this was the effect of our this very curious mountain production. It Just at the entrance to this village I found great elevation, was, that as we lowered our seeing to delight only in the close vicinity to the a true gooseberry-bush, a plant I had long situation, and reached the region of vegeta- snow. During this day's march no living looked for without success : it was to all aption and wood, all these violent symptoms Rocked together, and which I stuspected to fruit nearly ripe on it, small and sour and
thing was seen except the monals, which pearance wild and neglected; but there was The appearance of the higher cliffs, however, I be of a species somewhat different from that there could not be a shadow of doubt conboth snowy and rocky, and the sensations of which is met with lower down. They sat cerning the plant. Thus almost all the Euthis day, proved most satisfactorily that it on the gray stones like ptarmigans on the ropean garden fruits had now been recognizwould be a very arduous undertaking, if loftiest hills at home, and in the short brown cd in these hills. * not an impracticable one, to ascend even moss and grass looked exactly like grouse. It is related that, about thirty-five years nearly to the tops of these loftiest hills. We I shot only one young one, which was a little ago, a band of four or five hundred men could not have been within several
thousand larger, but precisely like a young moorfowl from Bhurassoo, and the remote parts of feet of even those peaks of snow which were or blackgame, but could not suoceed in kill- Gurwhal, made an incursion through the tolerably near us. ing any of the older birds,
hills into the Chinese country, with a view The vegetable productions of this day's
to plunder the cattle. I could obtain but
The scenery of the upper parts, men- few particulars, either relating to their route, march are very various, and many of thein tioned in the first of these quotations, is or to the length of time they were absent; new, and differing from those formerly met afterwards painted with a pencil which but they did effect their purpose, and brought with. Two flowers particularly attracted at- fills the mind with ideas that shrink the back a good many sheep. This, if true, ittention. One was called good and grey boldest landscape of Salvator into a self proves that there are passes a besides leaves radiating from a centre like a sun, inwart as compared with Ossa.
through these bills, which lead into the which contre grew a flower, on a level with It is not easy to describe the change of Chinese territories, and that, though diffithe fat leaves, and much resembling the scene effected by this change of situation : cult, it is yet practicable to bring even small blossom of a pine-apple. This plaut is held not only is luxuriant foliage more rare, all animals by these routes. in much religious veneration. The other rich and lively greens giving way to the dark There is an acknowledged, though small was a very curious one i a stalk covered with brown of the fir, which spots the face of the portion of that territory which approaches large and long leaves, somewhat like those rock, but even that rock is evidently more very near to this place, not more distant, it of a primrose, ended in a cup like that of a continually acted on by the severity of the is said, than one day's journey ; but it is a tulip, but which appeared merely the conti-storms. Instead of being covered with rich mere desert, an uninhabitable mass of rock, nuation of these leaves closing, and forming and varied lrucs, the effect of lichens and the no village being within many days' march. the petals of a very noble flower, in the cen- smaller herbage, that usually clothe and va
(To be continued.) tre of which the stamina and pistil were seen. riegate even a precipice, the rocks here are The leaves which compose this flower have white, gray, red, or brown, the colour of a green tinge at their insertion like those on their fracture, as if a constant violence was
BROWN'S ANTIQUITIES OF THE JEWS. the stalk, but the middle and higher parts crumbling them to pieces. Their sharp and are black and yellow, as is the centre of the splintered pinnacles spire up above the ge enough to indicate the style and nature
Having, in our last Number, quoted people birmah counla, because, as the
guide are scantily sprinkled
with the sombre unva- of this publication, especially as applying informed us, it was like the rajah among the rying fir-tree; while the higher parts, retiring to the manners of the Hebrew people, other flowers; the “ sequitur,” of which 1 from the view, present little more than brown we shall only offer one extract more, in vain searched for, particularly as I could rock, except where a lofty mass of snow on the treatment of the dying; and conget no translation of the component parts of overtops them, and calls to our recollection clude with a singular passage on the this name. It has since been suggested to how nearly and completely we are surrround- most important of all subjects to a me that the name is brimah counla, the lattered by it. No green smiling valleys yield their Christian reader, touching one of the part of which (counla) means the flower of waters to the river: the white and foul torthe lotus plant, from which Brimah was rents which swell its stream pourtheir troubled greatest miracles at the death of our produced at the commencement of creation, tribute througla chasms cleft in the solid Saviour,
Visiting the sick was enjoined to be neither quoted by Harmer : "I was lodged, in the wooden figure, somewhat resembling a cofin the three morning, nor in the three even-year 1676, at Ispahan, in Persia, near the fin, and laid in the catacomb or cave belonging hours, from inolives of delicacy and con- royal square. The mistress of the house. ing to the family. Thevenot says, that "the venicnce for the distressed, and when they next mine died at that time in the night. mummy he examined had above a thousand went, they commonly said, “ God pity you, The moment she expired all the family, to ells of fineting about the body, besides what and all the sick among the Israelites." if the number of 25 or 30 people, set up such was wrapped about the hcad." The ancient the person was dangerously ill, cither the a furious cry, that I was quite startled. These Jewish method seems to resemble the mofriends or soine Rabbi discoursed with him cries continued a long tiine, and then ceased dern eastern practice, however, rather than on subjects suited to his situation ; and if all at once. They began again at daybreak, the ancient Egyptian, which, according to near death, they had a furinula for the con- us suddenly, and in concert. It is this sud- Dr. Perry, consists in wrapping up the body fession of sin, which is given by Buxtorff: denness which is so terrifying, together with in two, three, or more clifferent sorts of for they considered a natural death as the ex a greater shrillness and loudness than one stuffs, according to the circumstances of the piation of all his sins ; a doctrine which, al- can easilo imagine.” In Barbary they term deceased, with spices intermixed.though it might soothe the patient with a this screaming roulliah roo, because it false" hope, was yet of dangerous tendency consists in the repetition of that word.—But body for burial were considered cereinonially
Those who were engaged in preparing the to his eternal interests. At the approach of let us attend to their care of the corpse. unclean for seven days ; the first thrce more death, the person dying usseinbled his cbil. The first thing done was to extend the l'ody dren 'round his bed and blessed them, well on a cloth, on the floor or table, with the the first three days they were sprinkled with
so than the remaining four, and on the last of knowing that the heart was then susceptible, face covered, and to wash it with a warm in water, in which were some of the ashes of and that the instructions of a dying parent fusiou of camoinile flowers and dried roscs. the red heifer. According to Sir Jobn Churmight be remembered when his body was This was done for two reasons; to restore din, however, the Persians carry matters mouldering in the grave. The patient then, life if suspended, and to make the perfumes farther after the death of their kings, for if not forwerly, made his will, bequeathing enter the pores inore easily. Women were his property equitably among his children, the persons forinerly employed in this office, astrologers ; the first for not having driven
they displace (mazoul) the physicians and for the endowment of schools, and for the chre of our Lord, but afterwards it was away death, and the second for noť baring erecting of synagogues. They had a strange thought more decorous to employ persons of predicted it; and he very ingeniously con
jectures that Daniel had becu displaced, or custom of changing the name of a person be the same scx. When the washing was comfore he died, the reason of which will be pleted it was laid on a table, all the vents which was the reason why he was unknown
mazoulied, on the death of Nebuchadnezzar, seen in the following prayer: "O God, take shut up, and the body einbalmed. This em: to Belshazzar the son, but well known to the pity on N, and restore him to his former balming was different according to the rank health; let him be called henceforth 0; let or vanity of the deceased. The most coin queen his mother, who had seen him frehim be glad in his new name, and let it be mon
way was to anoint the body with a solu- quently, and knew his worth in the days of confirmed to himn. Be pleased, we intreat tion of some odoriferous drugs, and wrap it time that the corpse was shrouded, and tathee, O God, that this change of name may in linen ; but to persons of affluence, spices ken to an upper chamber, it lay upon a begi abolish all the hard and evil decrees against in great abundance were used. Thus Joseph | till the time of burial, and was either
in hiin, and destroy the broad sentence. If of Arimathea and Nicolemus, because they death be decreed upon N Chis former name), wore wealthy, and wished to do honour to greater or less state, according to circumit is not decreed upon O (lais present one). Jesus, wrapped his body in a linen cloth; in an open coftin or bier; vnt if rich, on a If an evil decree was made against A', lo, with a hundred pounds weight of myrrh and inagnificent bed, and in a magnificent coffin, this liour, he is another man, a new crea- liga aloes, which was said to be the manner ture, and, like a child, born to a good life of the Jelvs to bury; not that they all em- open to the inspection of all who chose to
it and length of days.” In the prospect of ployed so many spices, but thereby implying death, the patient was never left alone, that he that they merely wrapped the body in spices,
At the funeralinight receive advice and every attendance; and did not embowel' it. The two Narys, When come to the sepulchre, they said, and wlien about to expire, the nearest rela- not knowing what was done by theșe worthy " Blessed be God, who formed thee, fed tion, or dearest friend, closed his eyes, and men, and never suspecting a resurrection, had thee, preserved ther, and has taken away thy kissed him. Hence Pasilo, when relating Ja- also prepared spices and ointments. After life. O lead! He knows the number of thy cob's coinplaints on the unexpected death of the washing with water and embalming, the members, and shall one day restore thy life. Joseph, makes him say, that “ He will not body was bound up in grave-clothes, and Blesserl be he who takes away life and rehave the comfort of closing his eyes, and laid in an upper chamber. The shrouds stores it.”. They then placed the coffin on giving him the last embrace.”
were either siinple or inagnificent, according the ground, walked round it seven tirnes, reTreatment between the death and fune- to circumstances, and sometiines they retain- peated a prayer, and soinetimes an oration, ral.—When the person had breathed his last, ed their ordinary clothes, or were buried in recounting his virtues : the relations threw the nearest relations tore their upper garment a shroud of their own preparing. But al. a handful of earth upon the bier, avid in places from lead to foot, but the spectators tore though einbalming, by being wrapt in spices, where hurial was tibed after the present manabout a handbreadth in length on the left was the usual way of the Jews to bury, it was ner of inhumation, they filled up the grave, side, which was also a heathen practice. In- not the only one, for they also enbowelled, consigning the dust of their relation to the mediately upon the decease, dismal cries were in the manner of the Egyptians, and the dust of death. Coffins tvere not in general raised by the people in the house and their common way of doing of it was this : " The use in Judea, nor are they general eren et neighbours, who thronged in on hearing of body was given to the embalıners, who first present in the East. They were very ancient, the event; and at the death of persons in bet- took out the trains and entrails, and washed indeod, in Egypt among the great, and ter condition, women were hired to howl, them in palm wine, impregnated with strong were made of sycamore wood, or of a kind and sing doleful ditties, in which honourable astringent drugs ; after which they began to of pasteboard, formed by folding and gluing mention was 'made of the age, beauty, anoint the body with oil of cedar, myrrh, cloth together a number of times, which strength, courage, virtues, and actions of cinnamon, and cassia, and this lasted thirty were curiously plastered, and then painted the deceased, with the intention of increasing days. They next put it into a solution of ni- with hieroglyphics. But in Judea they seem the sorrow of the afflicted relations; and tre for forty days longer, so that they allow to lave been contented with wrapping the minstrels were employed to accompany themed seventy days to complete the embalming; body closely in spices, and carrying it to the with instruments of music. But what kinds after which they wound it up in swathes of grave, like the widow of Nain's son, in a of lamentations these were, will be best un- linen, besmeared with gum. Being then bier, from whence it was taken to be laid in derstood by the folloiving extracts from Sir able to resist putrefaction, it was delivered the sepulchre; or, if poor, it was tumbled John Chardin's manuscrisit observations, is to the relations, inclosed in a paper or into the grave, and the bier brought back for
further use. Hence a coftin to Joseph was hides the sun from any one part of the earth." 16th. Read to Mr. Shiph, the priest of
Jocelyn, the constable, swore to the fact. I
June 28th. Called on Mr. King, the called, by which the company comforted the relations. The number of persons which neral reader. composed the minimum in this duty was ten; Prince Hoare's Memoirs of Granrille
cessity of frank-pledge in America.
"1798. May 18. Society for Propagabut it might be as inany more as pleased. The common number consisted of all the
tion of the Gospel : spoke to the Archbishop company, and the custom was, at each sit This voluine has been published since our
about schools at Sierra Leone. ting and standing, for the relations to sit, last Number appeared, and we continue " September 3. Colonel Tatcham called and the company to stand round them, and the extracts there begun. "Among his about his new work of embanking fens, &c. weep aloud. Between the grave and the (Mr. Sharpe's) MSS. is one thus inscribed, Sat the whole morning, from half-past elehouse were seven of these sittings and stand-, A letter by G. S. to the Author of a Tract ven to three o'clock, in searching etymology ings, and they might not be nearer each on Prophecy, entitled, Application of a Pro- of words for him. other than what could contain four cabs of phecy in the eleventh Chapter of Daniel to
“ 1804. December 8. The Bishop of St. seed, which was fixed to be thirty-three cu- the French War.' To this superscription Asaph called upon me, and has consented to bits and two hand-breadths broad, by fifty is added, in the hand writing of Nir. Sharp, form a compendium of my rules for the Hecubits long, or, as others explain it, the dis- the following notice, which discloses a citbrew Syntax.?" tance between them was regulated by circumstance, probably little known, and of
" 1806. October 8. Wrote to the Bi. cumstances, but the space allowed them to no common stamp in the annals of the polishop of St. David's about forming a compenstand on was of that extent, that they inight tical world." The anonymous writer, to diuin of Hebrew Grammar and Syntax, not be interrupted by the persons who passed. whorn this letter was addressed
by G. S., which the Bishop of St. Asaph (Horsley) had The entertainment of the company invited an unknoun Author, very soon afterwards undertaken, of whose death I was informed to the funeral did not precede, but follow acknowledged the receipt of it, as well as his last night. the solemnity. Among the heathen it was full approbation of the contents. That author
* 1813. Jan. 14. The whole morning with over or around the grave, but the Jews had was the late very soorthy and learned Spen- Mr. Way, at my chambers, talking on reliit at home. This entertainment was com cer Perceval, Esq. at that time his Majesty's gious subjects. monly liberal: they drank two cups of wine Solicitor-General, but afterwards Chancellor We have not left ourselves room to speak before it, five while eating, and three after ; of the Exchequer. During all the time of of Mr. S.'s private life. It was as amiable at least they had the offer
of so many. But his last high and important office of Prime as his public life was admirable. We select as this implied greater abundance
than was Minister, he steadily maintained & just and a few descriptive passages. in the power of many to give, the want was proper sense of the anti-Christian principles " After the last meeting of the Protestant supplied by the liberality of their neighbours, of the papal apostacy, and regularly, to the Union in 1813, Mr. Sharp's efforts were few. both as a mark of sympathy, and in the ex- day of his death, opposed the false and mis- He had for some months experienced a failpectation that they would return the compli- taken benevolence of the inconsiderate advo- ure of quick recollection, wholly unusual ment when themselves should be visited with dates for what they call Catholic Emanci- to his ready and methodized intellect. At a similar affliction. pation."
the meetings of the African Institution, he The passage to which we have above
Some additional, though less important, rarely took any share in the discussions; and, alluded relates to the eclipse at the cru- Notes, for which no place in the narrative proaching to veneration, the advantages:
memoranda, taken from these manuscript though he was welcoined with a respect apcifixion of Jesus Christ.
obviously presented itself, are proper to be which his powerful mind had so long contiThis darkness was not confined to Judea, here added, as contributing to the display of nued to afford, were no more to be gained for we read of a heathen philosopher, in a his opinions and affections, and of his con- from his presence. At those of the Bible distant land, who on seeing it, and knowing stant and various actions,
Society, though he did not wholly forbear that it could not be occasioned by an eclipse, “ 1786. May 26. Met Dr. B., who to express his sentiments, his arguments
, exclaimed, “ Either the God of nature suf talked of Dr. Johnson in the highest terms, were vague ; his reason wandered from its fers, or the frame of the world is dissolving." When I replied, that I thought he was apt to aim; and regret and silence were all that I shall conclude the article with an extract build arguments on false foundations, and was left to his hearers, when the ceasçd tv, from the Tracts of Mr. James Fergusson, contrary to natural rights, he said, Dr. speak. He seemed, however, less aware well known for his popular writings on vari. Johnson thinks, that the garrulosity of the than his friends, of the rapid change that ous branches of Natural Philosoplay. "1 people about their rights did infinite harm, was taking place, and the persevered in a find lwy calculation,” says he," that the only and is injurious to good government and mo- strict attendance on the public meetings of passover full moon, which fell on a Friday rality. Thus the quondam professed advo- both establishments. These exertions were from the twentieth
year after our Saviour's cate for popular rights and liberty has swal- contemplated by his anxious family with a birth to the forticth, was in the 4764th year lowed the perverted notions of the pensioner, dread which the affections of our nature of the Julian period, which was the thirty- and indiscriminately adopted his groundless prompt on such oecasions. They entreated third year of his age, reckoning from the be-sophistry, in favour of passive obedience, him'to desist; but in vain : he could not conginning of the year next after that of his and, in his own words, garrulosity. sent to yield a post which he thought it his birth, according to the vulgar æra; and the " 1786. January 10. Mr. Strasburg, a duty to maintain. One effort, at length, said passover full moon
was on the third day Jew, read the two texts on Jeremiah exactly which had nearly proved fatal to him, turn, of April. Pelegon informs. us, that in the like myself.
ed the seale, and compelled him to submis2024 Olyınpiad, ur 4764th year of the Julian "11th. Oalled on Mr. Shiph, priest of sion." period, there was an eclipse the same as this the Portuguese synagogue.
“ The term which bounds mortality now mentioned here, which could be no other than this ; for an ordinary one never totally Dutch synagogue.
* 12th. On Mr. Moses, priest of the rose to Granville's view. But, although
formed, by the fixed habits of a pious mind,