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of peculiar and national dialects, and the re-touw thence every 3'esibuy, Thursday, and estimable and conspicuous work of the kind,
the Literary Gazetto consists of two parties, ---, lief of music, rendered the whole a very Saturday morning, at THB sẠME HOUR.
the proprietors who share the profits, and the agreeable, as it was a novel species of Such are the powers of steam !
Editor, with his associates, who conducts the amusement. These performances are, we (FROM A CORRESPONDENT.]
work. Had the writer alluded to been really understand, to be repeated every Wednes Plagiarism. The following is extracted candid, he might have supposed, as is in day; and they certainly merit encourage- from å rarc book, entitled, "Master Toby trnth the case, that the former have not the ment, as much from the talent they exhibit, Tossepotto bis mery and conceyted gestes, slightest controul over the latter, never have as from the respectable claims of the indivi- bl. letter. sin. 4to. no date, conjectured interfered, and never can dictate a single line. dual upon the public feeling.
about 1684. It appears that Mr. T. Moore Equally regardless of unisrepresentation as before,
took his song ". That dimple when first I es we repeat that we do not think ourselves in VARIETIES.
admire the old author much more than his books submitted to us before they issue gene
a : of modern imitator. It is remarkable, that grog, of them, wefact as if they were published : if
rally to the public. In such cases, if we approve M. Noel de la Moriniere has passed which is commonly supposed to lie a liquor they are so important as to claim notice, but through England and Scotland, on his way of late ingention, is noticed in this song. 1 (in our opinion) not approbation, we content to Cape North, whither he is proceeding to have deviated from the old spelling. make observations connected with natural
ourselves with merely quoting them: and if That pimple, when firsi 1.espied it,
they are neither admirable nor likely to attract science, &c. Madame Catalani, on the 12th of March,
Spoke of sack and canary so plain; some popularity, we pass them over for the
time. The honest mind that construes this at Cremnitz, in Russia, gave a concert in
But the bowl of strong waters beside it
course into subserviency to others, knows best honour of the accession of the Emperor
Thou art first in the twilight at present!
its own grounds of reasoning. We are very Alexander, in which she sang a Russian
Thy cash has run low, my old dog !
happy that it prefers other writings to ours; and Hymy, suited to the occasion.
Abandoning claret so pleasant,
we are sure that any sort of literary culture Greck City.-Letters from the south of
Thou art forced to make merry with grog!
wist improve its character. Russia state, that M. Kaptncst, a German
We can with a clear conscience assert, that
Yet thy grog is so pleasant to me, proprietor, has discovered an ancient mole
not one line of praise or censure ever appeared
I own it rather would smother and other unquestionable remains of a Greck
in the Literary Gazette, from motives of lavour
All care in strong liquors with thce, town, at a village called Koktabel, situated
Than in malmsey or sack with another. between Kaffa and Sudack, in the Crimea. M. K. believes them to be the ruins of The
Latin Pun.-Burke, one evening, in snuf
METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL. odosia; but our correspondent, who has vi- ling a candle, was awkward enongh to snuff
it out. sited the spot, is hardly persuaded to refer
“ Al!" said he, “ I fall under the them to so corisiderable a city. censure of Horace
Thursday, 8 - Thermometer from 44 to 60. Adrertisements - Among the puzzling Brevis esse laboro obscurus fio.
Barometer from 30, 13 to 30, 09.
Wind N. W. and W.Clouds generally productions of this sort, we observed the Eustathius remarks, that the 1821 line of passing with frequent sunshine. following in the Morning Post last week. the third book of the Iliad
Friday, 9. - Thermometer from 50 to 63. "It is requested that the Lly who received in "Ω μάκαρ 'Ατρείδη, μοιρηγενές έλξόδαιμα
Barometer, from 29,99 to 29, 90. public, on Tuesday evening last, a Caricu, increases xhomanndày : that is, the first word rain in the evening.
Wind W. 1. and 2. —Generally cloudy; a little ture of a Head, adorned with a coronet, and is of one syllable, and the others succes- Saturday, 10—Thermometer from 40 to 58, other ornaments, will return some answer to sively of two, three, four, and five. Sucb the paper in which it was enclosed.”
Barometer from 29, 94 to 29, 88. This is a very suspicious looking invitation. There is an inverted one in Paradise Lost, clear, clouds passing, with a few showers.
lines were called by the ancients Rhopalie. Wind W. b. S. and W. b. N. 1.-Generally and we can readily guess what sort of orna. Book iii, 492 ;ments the others are, but nothing to the
Rain fallen ,025 of an inch. Indulgences, dispenses, pardons, baills Sunday, 11-Thermometer from 38 to 55. harefaced profligacy of the subjoined, which
Barometer from 29, 78 to 29, 73. is copied from the Morning Chronicle, and
Wind S. W. 2. and Morning clear, the betrays the most public disregard to moral The Cars before the Horse. A writer has rest of the day cloudy: rain at times. decency which we erer inet withi in England. taken the trouble to print a letter, in which he
Rain fullen ,025 of an inch. “An unmarried Gentlemian of 30, about assu!nes that the Literary Gazette must favour Monulay, 12- Thermometer from 46 to 59. to make a tour through the South of France publishers, because it enjoys greater facilities
Baroincter from 29, 87 to 30, 02. and Italy, in his own carriage, would be for giving an early account of new works, than Wind N. b. E. 3. and 1.-Morning cloudy, happy to meet with a Lady of accomplished any other periodical publication; and he also the rest of the day generally clear.
Ririn fallen ,05 of an inch. and superior manners to accompany him, asserts that literary critical independance cannot and who may place every confidence in his co-exist with the drcumstance of booksellers Tuesday, 13 - Thermometer from 34 to 63. having property in a Review. Of course he uses
Barometer from 30, 06 to 30, 05. honour.--Address (post paid)”' &c.
the words candour and liberality, to gloss these Wind very variable. Morning clear, the rest When time hangs heavy on one's hand, at very untenable positions. Our answer is sim- of the day generally ciondy, with heavy showers an inn perhaps, where they take care never ply, that the object of the Literary Gazette is of rain. Much thunder and lightning during the to have a book to divert you from eating or to promote literature; and as its circulation is afternoon. drinking, the perusal of the advertisements extensive, it is very desirable to authors and Wednesday, 14-Thermometer from 38 to 57. of the sole paper in the house is often pro- publishers to have their books noticed in it
Barometer from 30, 25 to 30, 19. ductive of ainuseinent. In one column of a promptly ; as it is, on our parts, desirable to Wind N. 1. and N. E. 1.- Generally cloudy. paper of Wednesday we were thus entertain give our readers the earliest account of desert- About 6 in the evening, the upper part of a halo ed vith an advertisement for "a gentlemanly ing novelties. This partial coincidence of views, was formed round the sun, house within twenty miles of London, the obligation being conferred by us, leaves our
Rain fallen , 15 of an inch, -another of stays, which“ rectify projecting blows; a fact which we trust we need not state the common telescopes. The cclipses of Jupipages as free from influence as the wind that
Venus is now becoming a beautiful object for shoulder-blades, remove weakness in the to those who peruse them. As for the property ter's satellites are too late but for the astronoback, and make ladies appear straight with of a review, we are really not aware how it can out any pernicious steel” and a third an- be carried on without publishers having some
mer, who will naturally look to his ephemeris. nounciug, by a 'most genuinic bull, that the interest in it :--Authors are not good business,
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Besides the soul of inan, the Greenlanders sea, and the successful champion has no difThe History of Greenlani ; including an speak of other greater and Jesser spirits, ficulties whatever on his journey back. They
Account of the Mission carried on by which bear some affinity to the gods and do not however think, that she is so malicithe United Brethren in that Country. demi-gods of the ancients. Two are pre- ous as to aim at making mankind eternally From the German of David Crantz. eminent, a good and a bad divinity: The uniserable, and therefore do not describe her With a Continuation to the present good is called Torngarsuk. He is the ora- dwelling as a hell, but a place abounding in Time ; illustrative Notes, &c.' Lon- cle of the Angekoks, on whose account they the necessaries of life ; yet no one desires to
undertake so many journeys to his happy be near her. On the contrary, they greatly don, 1820. Bvo. 2 vols.
subterranean regions, in order to confer with venerate Torngarsuk; and though they do not This is a new translation of the him about diseases, and their cure, fishing, hold him to be the Author of the Universe, best history which we have of Green- and the changes of the weather. Their ac- they wish after death to go to him and share land ; and infinitely superior to that of counts of his person differ very much. Ac in his aluence.
cording to some he is of small stature. A Greenlander, previous to assuming the 1767. Judicious curtailments have some affirm that he resembles an immense office of Angekok, or diviner, must procure abridged the prolixity of the German ; white bear; others a giant with one arm; one of the spirits of the elements for his almost equally judicious additions have while others again contend that he is no big-Torngak or familiar. Marvellous tales, brought down his information to our ger than a man's finger. He is, however, framed to support the belief of a real interera ; and the original text is rendered allowed by all to be immortal.
course with spirits, are related of the manwith spirit, instead of the literal style of
The other great but inischievous spirit, is ner in which this illapse takes place. The
a fernale without a name. Whether she is aspirant must retire for a time into a desert, the former publication. The subject Torngarsuk's wife or his mother, it is not cut off from the society of every human be has, however, occupied so many of our agreed. The natives of the north believe, ing, and spend his solitude in profound medipages within the last two years, and that she is the danghter of the migh- tution, or in invoking Torngarsuk to send Crantz's facts are so generally known, ty Angekok, who tore Disko island from him a Torngak. This separation from manthat we shall abstain from any thing like the continent near Baal's River, and tow- kind, his fasting and emaciation of body, an analysis, and merely produce two or ed it an hundred miles farther north. This together with the severe esercises of his three extracts, to exemplify the manner in a large house, in which she enthrals disorder ; ad various figures of men, beasts
northern Proserpine lives under the ocean, mind, throw the imaginative faculty, into in which the work has been performed. all the sea monsters by the efficacy of her and monsters, swim before his disturbed The first relates to the ancient supersti- spells. Sea fowls swim about in the tub brain. He readily supposes these to he real tions of the natives.
of truin oil under her lamp. The portals of spiritual existences, since he thinks of Of the end of the world, and the resurrec- her palace are guarded by rainpant seals, nothing else, and this throws his body into tion of the dead, they have scarcely any idea. which are exceedingly vicious. Yet their violent convulsions, which he labours to Some of them, however, affirın that' souls place is often supplied by a large dog, which cherish and augment. So:ne who are desloiter near the graves of the bodies which I never sleeps longer than a second at a tined to the art from infancy, are distinguisl.ed they animated, for five days. The latter then time, and can consequently rarely be sur- by a particular 'dress, and instructed by cerise again, and pursue the same course of prized. When there is a scarcity of seals lebrated masters, find little difficulty in the life in another world, which they were ac- and fishes, an Angekok must undertake a initiation. Several however give out that customed to in this. They therefore always journey to her abode for a handsome reward. they sit down on a large stone, invoke Torulay the hunting implements of a deceased His Torngak, or familiar spirit, who has pre- garsuk, and tell him their desire. On his apperson near his grave. This childish opin- viously given him all proper instructions, pearance the aspirant shrieks out and dies, ion is, however, ridiculed by more observa conducts him in the first place under the and lies dead for three whole days, at the ant Greenlanders, who perceiye that the earth or sea. He then passes through the end of which time he comes to life, and redeceased and his weapons remain unmoved, kindom of souls, who spend a life of jollity ceives a Torngak, who, on his desire, instils and go into corruption together. The fol- and ease. Their progress is soon after inter- into him all power and knowledge, and conlowing idea seems to bear inore evident cepted by a frighiful vacuity, over which a ducts him on his journey to heaven and hell
. marks of a tradition relative to the resurrec- narrow wheel is suspended, and whirls round This expedition can be inade only in the tion, and is the more remarkable, as it in with wonderful rapidity. When he has been end of the year. The way is shortest in volves the belief in a superior Being. They fortunate in getting over, the Torngak leads winter, when the nights are long and say, that after the death of the whole human himn by the hand upon a rope, stretched dark, and the rainbow, which is their first race, the solid mass of the earth will be across the chasm, and through the scntry of heaven, presents itself in the greatest proxshattered into small fragments, which will seals, into the palace of the fury. As soon imity to the earth. The Angekok begins be cleared by a nighty deluge from the blood as she espies her unwelcome guests, slae the ceremony with drumming, and whirls of the dead : a teinpest will then unite the trembles and foams with rage, and hastens himself round with frightful contortions, till purified particles, and give them a more to set on fire the wing of a sea-fowl, for the his frame is exhausted, and his spirits workbeautiful form. The new world will not be stench of this would enable her to take the ed up to the proper pitch of enthusiasm. a barren wilderness of barren rocks, but a suttocated Angekok and his Torngak cap- He is then led to the entry of the house ; plain clothed with everlasting verdure, and lives. But these heroes seize her before she one of his pupils ties his head between his covered with a superfluity of animals; for can effect the fatal fumigation, pull her legs, and his hands behind his back; all the they believe that all the present animal crea- down by the hair, and strip her of her filthy lamps are extinguished, and the windows tion will be revivified. As for the men, amulets, which by their occult powers en- closed. No one inust witness his interview Pirksoma, i. e. He that is above, shall slave the inhabitants of the occan. The en with the spirit, nor move a finger while it is
gving on, lest the spirit should be disturbed, in the fruits of the labours of tl.e mis- last year already transmitted, with the rest or rather, lest the fraud should be detected. sionaries ; among whose later transac- of the articles, for the relief of the widow's After beginning a song, in which all join, he tions, we are informed,
and orphans of the three settlements, who groaus, and putts, and foams with great perturbation, demanding his familiar, who is
In November 1816, an adult heathen was this seasonable supply.
felt and expressed the deepest gratitude for frequently very slow to coine. If the Torn-baptized at Ver Herrnhut, and as an inter
The letters of last year, which arrived ungak absolutely refuses to make his appear val of sixteen years had clapsed since the usually early, contained an account of a ineance, the soul of the wizard sets out to last transaction of the kind, it was attended lancholy accident at kungek; a large number fetch lin. After a short absence be returns with a more solecon inpression on all the of Greenlanders having been seized with a viwith a loud langh of joy, accompanied, is a spectators. In the same place, the mission: olent and fatal illuess, in consequence of their sensible European, who had several times ary, Henry Mentzel, was.suddenly called eating of the putriticu brains of a walrus, been present, assured me, with a rustling
no less than thirty-two persons were carried resembling the noise of birus flying over the le had spent thirty-three years of his life in off by the sickness which ensued, in a very roof, and then swooping down into the house. the active service of the Cireenland inission. short time. The Brethren had the pleasure If, however, the Torngak comes voluntarily,
All the recent communications of our
to perceive that the greater part were able he remains without at the entrance of thie missionaries concur in stating, that the avenue ; and there the Angekok consults winters have of late increased in severity and tion, and that those who had fallen into de
to rejoice in the prospect of their dissoluhim on’ any subject, respecting which the duration, while the guinmers have become viations, turned in their last hours
, as true Greenlanders wish for information. Tivo colder and more stormy, and the supplies of penitents, to the Saviour of sinners. The different voices are distinctly leard, the one drift-wood less and less abundant. The in- friends and neighbours of the deceased on the outside of the house the other within. tercourse between the different settlements could not be otherwise than deeply affected The answer is always durk and ambiguous. met with unusual obstruction, from the ga- by this awful uceurrence. The heaters unravel it anongst themselves, thering of ice in all the inlets, and round and if they are not unaniinous in their ex- the islands of the coast, which formed an In Labrailor, we are told planation, they bug the Torngak to give the impenetrable barrier for a great part of An unfavourable circumstance for the Angekuk a clearer response. A strange
the year, and confined their excursions to new mission, was the neighbourhood of Torngak sometimes comes, whom neither very narrow limits. A marked «liiference Arrertok, whose heathen inhabitants too frethe angekuk nor the anditors can understand; was, however, observed between the climates quently allowed their believing countrymen so that the answer requires as much labour of Ver Herrnhut and Lichtenau, that of to join them in practices of the grossest to develope it as those of the Delphic oracle, the latter being warm in comparison. stiperstition ; making them promise to reand leaves sufficient room for the sorcerer to
In this place, the number of widows and turn to their former pagan habits, which, exculpate himself, however the prediction orphans, destitute of every means of support, however, they were to conceal from the obturns out.
vecainc so considerable, that the missionaries servation of the missionaries; and when But if bis comniission extends further, lie found it necessary to solicit the benevolent as- their enticements proved unavailing, their soars aloft with his Torngak on a long string, sistance of their friends at home, in favour of chief, Kapik, threatened to kill the refractory up to the realm of souls, where he holds their suitoring Greenlanders. A supply of to- by his 'Torngak. short conference with the Ingekok Poglik, pacco, wliich is the principal medium of trade The same temptations and the same prothe Fat or Famous Sages, and learns the in that country, was earnestly requested. In a pensity to mingle again with their pagan fate of a sick patient, or even brings hin letter of 1816, the missionary kleinschmidt countrymen, in those forbidden diversions, back a new soul; or else he wings his way thus describes some affecting circumstances which, however innocent in themselves, downwards to the Goddess of Hell, and libe- of the distressed situation of his flock. were, from their accompaniments, uniformly rates the animals detained by enchantment.
“Our poor Greenlanders had to endure a found io debase and brutalize their minds, But he soon returns, and having found ineuns severe famine in spring, in consequence of existed in a greater or smaller degree, to disengage liimself from his fetters, begins the severity of the winter. It was a heavy amongst the inhabitants of the two elder to howl and drums most hideously. ile then time with us, as they directed their eyes to settlements. A kache, or pleasure-house, relates all that he has seen and heard, though 118 in all distress, and we could not help which, to the grief of the missionaries, was panting for breath, like one quite jaded with them as we wished. The little children es- erected in 1777, by the savages, near Nain, his excursion. Afterwards he strikes up a pecially excited our pity, as they were less and resorted to by visitors from Okkak, has song, and going round the assembled circle, able to bear hunger than others, and besieged been described by the Brethren. It was gives each" bis" touch or benediction. The our house every day, begging for food." I built entirely of snow, sixteen feet high and lamps are now lighted, and the Angekok is bought 500 cod-tisli, besides a quantity of seventy square. The entrance was by a seen with a pale bewildered look, and in a herrings, and distributed them chietty among round porch, which communicated with the state of such exhaustion that he can scarcely the children. Many of our people were main body of the house by a long avenue, articulate.
obliged to eat part of their tent-skins, for terminated at the farther end by a lieartIt is not every probationer that succeeds in want of other sustenance. When our store shaped aperture, about eighteen inches this art, and one who has drumined ten times was quite exhausted, with what feelings did broad and two feet in height. For greater in vain for his 'Torngak must resign his office we gaze on the famishing crowd whichi sur- solidity, the wall near the entrance was conBut the successful conjuror may, after a cer- rounded us, unable as we were to procure gealed into ice by water poured upon it. tain period, assume thie dignity of Angekuk food for so many in this wilderuess! But Near the entry was a pillar of ice supporting Pog'lik. The candidate must lie in a dark now the Lord's lielp appeared speedy and the lamp, and additional light was let ju house unbound, and after he has intimated complete beyond our expectation. He leard through a transparent plate of ice in the his wishes by singing and drumming, if he is our groaning, and it seeined as though food side of the building. A string hung from the thought worthy boy Torngarsuk, though few rained from Heaven. The cold atrated, and middle of the roof, by which a small bone was attain to this high honour, a white bear an uncommon number of seals came to the suspended, with four holes driven through it. comes and drags him away by the toe into shore, so that some were daily caught, and Round this, all the women were collected, the sea. There he is devoured by this bear carried home.”
behind whom stood the men and boys, each and a walrus, who, however, soon vomit hiin
We have the satisfaction to add, that in having a long stick, shod with iron. The up again into his own dark chamber, and his consequence of an appeal made by Mr. string was now set a-swinging, and the men, spirit re-iascends from the earth, to animate Montgomery, to the British public, donations, all together, thrust their sticks over the the body. And now the mighty sorcerer is amounting to upwards of 1201. in money, heals of their wives at the bone, till one of coinplete.
and several valuable parcels of needles, their succeeded in striking a hole. A loud We now take from the more original knives, iron hooks, &c., have been reccived. acclamation ensued : the men sat down on a part of the work, the contrast exhibited
The money, converted into tobacco, was snow seat, and the victor, after going two or