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to the blood of heroes our cares are devoted : may be recalled when necessary. But would are bestowed on him in the newspapers, yet born in the lap of glory, they have all its yon have the impression last through life, with a circumspection that enhances their charm, and will have all its lastre." call in the object itself to your assistance : valne. He tastes in silence the delight of
One would suppose from these, that Buo- give lessons on the sphere on some lofty sta- being beloved and esteemed by the public ; naparte was atavis edite regibus, rather than tion, lessons on the art of gunnery in a park and, when this shower of praises and blessthat, at least as far as rlescent was concerned, of artillery, lessons on tactics in a camp; ings is a little moderated, I coine in my turn the simile of a great eastern preceptor might tine may weaken, but will never efface to talk with him. be applied to him. “ Were you, (says them."
“ Ravished myself with his conduct, and this apore ancient instructor) to set the egg The teacher presumes that all nature will the success of my cares, I accost him with of a raven, whose nature it is to be gloomy help him in his task, and in his supposititious an air of tenderness. “ Well, Prince! what as chaos, under the peahen of the Garden of cases, (when the pupil is between sixteen says your heart?" “ Ah, Sir, what delight! Eden; and, during the period of her sitting and eighteen years of age) has the following It is pleasure of all kinds at once. How upon that egg, were you to feed her with entertaining lessons.
mnch am I indebted to you, for making me the pulp of the fig of paradise, and give her “ Sometimes I lose him in the woods ; acquainted with them! How happy am I, drink from the fountain of that blissful re- and he spends the night in darkness, choking that it will some day be in my power-Ab! gion: nay, were the angel Gabriel to with thirst, and fainished with hunger. Au- if ever" He turns his face aside, to coninspire her with the spirit of life, still that other time it is in the subterranean caverns ceal his emotion. I clasp him in my arms, egg of a raven could produce but a raven, under the Observatory, that I lead him and press him to my boson-" Ah, Prince ! and that labour of the peahen would come astray, and carry his terrors so far, that his I ani the first of those you would make to a fruitless conclusion,”
hair stands erect on his head. It is to be re- happy." We must, however, do the authorthe justice membered, however, that chance, which nothing in this world is without alto cite some of his better parts, which, as seems to have produced the whole, acts en- loy. Too much incense intoxicates his brain. well as his worser parts, serve to depict the tirely under my direction.
1 perceive the germes of self-sufficiency budextraordinary inan in his real colours. This Pretending to be tired of the uniformity (ing: I find him among his companions is bis opinion of foreign languages (but we of our way of life, I propose to him one day, priding himself on the success of his excurwould not have our readers, except they are by way of varying it, to give ourselves up for sion; and complain of it to him, as alarmobreeding up their children for kings, which some time to Providence : crossing the fields ed at it. He defends himself: I do not press we hope, for the sake of parents and off on foot without provision; avoiding bridges him much on the subject, but, by way of spring, they are not,) assent to the imperial and seeking forels, or swiming across the ri- reply, I give him an account of the voyage reasoning
vers. He consents, and we set out. of Christopher Columbus to discover the “The languages! exclaim the many: hut *. The first day we find no place to lodge, new world to read. He devours it, and rewho has more ineptitude in business than consequently no bed. The next, we are turns it to me, ashamed of his own vanity." the polyglot, whose instinct is chained down without bread. The day after, we are insult He afterwards takes hiin to Brest. to words. The facility of acquiring, lan-ed; and it is with difficulty we repel the at “ On our arrival, and scarecly having had guages, which so many fools admire, is at tack, and obtain justice. The day following time to rest ourselves, I take hinn by night bottom nothing more, than a brevet of igno- a child is drowning, and we have to save on board a vessel dressed out with flags. rance and incapacity.”
him; and presently some danger is to be She stands out to sea, till nothing but the Of political maxims the following deserve braved. On the fifth day we arrive weary and sky and the ocean can be seen : but the sight .remark.
fatigued; not without having given proofs is deferred till he awakes, till the rising of “Man, a creature with a thousand weak- of courage, aequired some valuable know the sun. nesses, is never more strong than when he ledge, and conferred some benefits. Our la “ We have agreed during our voyage, to entreats and iinplores. His strength lies in bour therefore has not been in vain. say little, and hear much ; to listen in silence his goodness, his sympathy. This it is that The justice of peace, who from the first to all, that a world so new can say to us. cements the social union; that invents, im- had examined us strictly, but civilly; and Every thing, in fact, has a tougue, for him proves, and adorns it. Bad inen unite only to whom, at our departure, I disclosed who who can understand it: it is to listen, there for purposes of injury and destruction. The we were, unknown to the prince; turns out fore (if I may be allowed the expression), noise they make deceives as to their number, to be a distinguished man of letters. He had that we are prepared. In reality, how difand renders their tunjult and vehemence ef- formed his opinion of us in the contest : ferent are the impressions made by a grove, fective: but the continued progress of the and, being a inan averse to liidden treasures, animated with the song of birds, from those social principle shows, how much it is the thinks proper to consign to the newspapers a made by a sea agitated by the waves, and guide and master of us all.
spirited and amusing aecount of our adven- ploughed by the lightning! “He who is supreme is sufficiently bene- tures.
“The prince awakes long before day. ficent, sufficiently good, when he is just. • The newspaper arrives. I give it to the From the deck he admires the vault of HeaGoodness tends to relax every thing; and prince to read by way of exereise. On a ven, spangled with stars. He finds hiunself .cłemeney itself is too often injustice. Jus- sudden he stops, blushes, and puts the pa- in a land with which he is familiar, and feels tice ineludes every thing."
per into my hands. I read it to myself, and, the joy of one, who meets with countrymen And in education we highly commend the after having read it to myfelf, say to him: of his own on a foreign shore. I lead him following.
• Prince, this is the first blast of the trumpet to the binnacle, where he sees the compass ; “ I am aware of all the delicacy requisite of Fame. It is yours"; attend to it. Keep though I defer making any reflections upon in such a course of instruction at so tender the paper, we will talk of it some other this subject, that I may not waste bis powers an age, and all the skill it demands: but the time.”
by entering into any detail, but leave them streamlet, that forms the source of a river, A week passes away without my speak-in all their ardour to the contemplation of needs only a bend in the ground, to deter- ing of it to him; but not without his reading the rising sun. I assist his youth by a slight mine its inelination and course. Form the over again in secret the article in which he repast ; and in an aniinated discourse, conbent, persevere like time, and you will ex- is so honourably mentioned.
fined however to generals, on the industry of cavate the channel, which is here nothing “Every one about him however serves man, who by the help of the stars and winds more than habit.
him with more eagerness, and with increased has formed a junction between different cli“Give a body to your lessons, that they respect. Every one's countenance sparkles mates and different hemispheres, we spend may present an image to the mind. The with joy, charmed as they are with his cou- our time, awaiting the break of day. reasoning vanishes, the image remains, and rage and humanity. · Persons come from “ It appears, -and we take our station on
Paris and from the villages to see him : chil- the poop. Firdausi, the Persian poet, quoted in the dren kiss their hands to him for having saved "The vessel sails before the wind, with Annals of Oriental Literature, Part I. the life of a child: the most delicate praises a breeze that displays all its flags and stream
ers, and thus exhibits an enchanting sight. veying the coast, seeing how they take sound rather kill liis child than consent to this
“ Meanwhile the East reddens; the sun ings, how they cast anchor, and how they union. Guido, dreading these violent threats, rises, and envelopes us in its rays. What moor. At length our departure is fixed; conceals himself in the palace to protect his sight can be more enchanting, than this we make our presents ; and put off to shouts beloved ; and the action proceeds to the 5th vessel cutting the waves while adorned with of' Long live the Emperor!'"
act, when Guelfo discovers him, and in his all the colours of the rainbow? what more Thus between good rules and very fanciful frenzy resolves to slay Ricciarda. "In the pleasing than the breeze, that fans us while theories, just remarks, and wild dreams, | 3d soene he attempts to execute this fatal it mingles those colours?
soine coinmon sense, and a great deal of im- purpose with a dagger ; but his danghiter “ That we may be the better enabled to practicable foolery, does Napoleon plan the prays hiin to spare his soul the crime of enjoy the scene, the vessel is hove to, the education of his son, to accoinplish him, oh murder, and begging the weapon to stal boat is hoisted out, and we get into it, en-short-sighted humanity ! for that throne which herself, she thus addresses the Almighty, veloped in the smoke of her guns, that sa- he was never to bequeath to him. But we have
O Re del cielo! Jute us.. Her sails are filled again; she is a moralized enough; and have only to repeat 11 verso io stessa, onde a te innanzi il padre fish, a bird, the sovereign of the seas, the that this is an extremely curious book, and Del mio sangue non grondi. miracle of art. She stops her course, and one worthy of general attention, as develop Guelfo continues in an impious strain of we return on board.
ing one of the inost extraordinary characters fierce despair ; and these lines are a beautiful “ The prince is fired with ardour : be that ever inade nations wonder.
specimen of poetry and of elevation of fancy. wants to see every thing, and does not know
In Dio tu fidi ? where to begin. I calm him, quoting ramos compesce fluentes . I teach him, that the Ricciarda, Tragedia di Ugo Foscolo. In Dio che solo a vendicarsi regna ?
Già della lunga sua notte infernale, captain of a slip on board her is a king :
Londra, 1820. 80. pp. 101.
Mentre ancor alla luce aprɔ questi occhi, that we owe him the same honour and res. The publication of an original Italian dra Ml' ha ravvolto c atterrito. Orrendamente pect as the meanest of his crew, whose Ju. ma of standard purity in the English capital, Rugge intorno alla trista anima mia piter he is : and thus, after having rendered is an event which could hardly be allowed Tenebroso tra i fulmini.. !! suo nomé the captain, the officers, and the crew, what to pass unnoticed by a Literary Journal. Non proferisco io mai, ch' ei non risponda : is due to each, we are saluted with accla- But even were we regardless of the novelty
“ Alla vendetta io veglio"--e la vendetta mations and extolled to the skies.—Prince,' of the circumstance, the high naine of its Nel mio petto mortale indi riarde, I say to him, you see, that a tooth for a author would deinand our attention. The Poichè perdono ci niega.... -Ah! ma te sola tooth, and an eye for an eye, is the law of reputation of Foscolo is not confined to any Se tu innocente sei, te. Iddio, te muta
Per vendicarmi io svenerò ? O mia figlia ! nature.'
country. He is known throughout Europe Insanguinata ombra al sepolcro mio • After this, there is nothing they can do as an eininent scholar in all the branches of Manderà ad aspettarmi insino al giorno to entertain us, that is onnitted. 'We are Greek, Latin, and Italian literature ; and we che sorgero dalla polve e dall'ossa.... shown everything, methodically, and in felt assured, before we perused it, that this Ne mostrerai tu a me-tu co' tuoi sguardi, order : every thing is explained to us with work would be of such a description as not to Solo rifugio all'incerta mia vita, careful slowness, and so much perspicuity, diminish his celebrity. Nor have we been dis. Già mi perdoni-ma io ti vedro in viso that the prince's mind conceives every thing, appointed : every verse of it inaintains his le angosce ond' io da sì gran tempo ho spenta seizes every thing, and is so struck, tliat i character; and nothing of the fame which La tua lieta bellezza.—Il fumo e il sangue am persuarled he will forget very little of has been 'twenty years in gathering, from Usciran della piaga, e Iddio stendendo what he has seen and heard. “* But it is the manners and habits of the Ricciarda. The force of the author's elo: A terra, a terra, fatal daga figlia productions in 'prose and verse, is lost by Su quel sen la sua spada. ““Empio, contempla ;
“ Tu padre hai morta l'innocente figlia"scene that we feel so much pleasure in ob- quence, his fitting and neat expressions, his Trammi a morir-io più viver-non deggio. serving : these men, stretched in their hain-iinagination, and his commanding style, need mocks, when it is not their watch upon deck, no notice for those acquainted with his wri.
The next scene is a churchyard with Ricand so alert when employed in any duty; tings; but it is a justice which we owe him ciarda at the tomb of her mother, to which the manners of the bold, so different from in regard to the general public, to say, that she frequently resorts to pray. Guido's dagtivity on the quarter-deck and forecastle
, A residence for some years in a foreign
coun- ceding scene with Ricciarda,
and Guelfo reand between decks; those men springing try, has had no effect in robbing his Italian cognizes it. This inflames his supicions that from rope to rope, like birds from branch to of its
fluency and beauty; But the play's of Brittany, for whom he has destined her, branch; and those stylites, called topmen, the thing"--and the following is the plot
. and he adjures her to swear on lier mother's tossed day and night by the rolling, and pitching of the ship, and exposed to all the marriage, a son of the name of Guelfo and. sepulchre that she will obey his injunction. winds that blow.
by another ivoman whom he afterwards mar: She will only consent to promise not to wed “ After a week spent in examining the ries a second son called Averardó. Guelfo is a
Guido, and the furious father stals her and
then himself. machine, the rest of our time is employed in crusader, and passes many years fighting for observing the manner of working it on all the cross in Palestine: while absent his step
We bave been sparing of quotation, bepossible orcasions, heaving the log, pricking mother persuades Tancredi to divide his es
cause our Italian readers will probably be the course on the chart, and taking observa- tate equally between the two brothers, induced by our description of it to refer to tions with the quadrant. though the eldest deems the youngest a
the drama itself, and we are unwilling to Meantime we have one entertainment bastard and usurper of his rights. Guelfo occupy room with what is not intelligible to after another, during the course of our study. returns home, and aceordingly takes posses, founded on history, but have a faint recollecAll the practices common on shipboard are sion of the whole principality: Averardo tion that it is not entirely invented. As for shown to us, even to the ceremonies used on having served in Germany from his youth, so crossing the line : the serving out of provi- that the brothers have never seen each other. the language, it is in general, we may say, ning 'the tops, forecastle and quarter-deck; lays siege to Salerno : the most implacable writers who liave not had the felicity to be sion; clearing the decks for battle ; man- Averardo advances with a military force, and above criticism. Only one error in style casting loose the guns ;- and stationing the hatred ensues, and Guelfo's enmity is of the men. We fish in all ways, and with all most ferocious character. Guido, the son of born in Tuscany. The 6th line, in page 8, kinds of implements. We drink, smoke, Averardo, sent on a mission to Salerno, falls
runs thus. and mess with the officers. The prince keeps in love with Ricciarda, the daughter of his
Sconterà allor d' avermi anato e salvo. his watcl as a midshipman. At length after uncle. Hopes are entertained that the mar Now salvo cannot be a participle of the a fortnight's cruise we return to the road. riage of the cousins may bring about a recon- verb salvare-it should be salvato. Salvo
" Here we spend a couple of days in sur- ciliation ; but Guelfo declares that he will instead of salvato, as Spoglio pro Spogliato,
is what the Tuscans would denominate a / neither embellished by fancy, nor illus- its crisis. For three days I was perfectly Lombardism; and in so admirable a compo- trated by learning; and, as far as we delirious, and as I was afterwards informed, sition as Ricciardla has the same effect as a gallicism would have in one of our finest is all we have yet had time to examine I was very happy all the while, for I imagican judge from the first volume, which in the most imminent danger, so much so,
my dissolution was hourly expected. poems.
As the author is also, we observe from an with sufficient care, he has in these ned myself Lord Wellington, and when the advertisement, about to appear before the words truly stated its character. In-bandage was put over the blister on my public on the subject of Parga, it may not deed we have met with little to arrest back, I fancied that they were investing me be thought out of place to conclude this no- attention in his Grecian tour; and if the with the Order of the Bath, as a reward for tice with a brief biographical sketch of him, subsequent volumes, devoted to Syria, my valour. On one day when I was fight
Mr. Ugo (Hugh) Foscolo is a native of Egypt, &c., are not infinitely more in- ing most heroically the battle of Salamanca, Zante, formerly one of the three islands of teresting than the first, we must reluct- (for after recovery I clearly retained the re
membrance of my thoughts during my deGreece, belonging to the Republic of Venice, antly declare, that the publication is a lirium,) I rose from bent, (as I was subseand now one of the Seven Islands, under our great waste of literary labour in the quently told) and drew my sword on the solprotection : in the Romaik, or modern Greek, writer, and hardly worth the pains of dier, (from the hospital) who attended me, his naine is spelt Phoscolos. His family perusal by readers acquainted with re- who wrested it from my hand, and removed belongs to one of the inferior orders of the cent works respecting Greece, especi- it froin the rooin, together with my pistols Venetian nobility, of which there are several
and razors. ally with Walpole, Dodswell, or Holdegrees.
And numerous facts of the same orAs far as situation and literature have
land. · Fancy and learning, the two made him known to the world, an inde qualities the possession of which Mr. der. The following is not quite so bad.
I was much amused this evening at suppendant mind and a classical pen have been l'urner modestly but justly disclaims, his distinctions. He was professor of elo- are it seems to us (one or other of them per, by the opinion inye host Papathopolo quence in the university of Pavia ; but his at least, if not both,) absolutely indis- which I had a bottle with me. He drank principles not being congenial to the new pensible to any traveller who undertakes off the glass I gave him, as I thought, with order of things in Lombardy, he relinquished to present us with an accouut of his ob- gratification, and in returning me the glass, tion in blank verse, in which some of the servations on the beaten track of a jour- asked me quite seriously, “ What cumplaint most eminent modern poets of Italy are ce-ney through Albania and the Morea. it iras good for o" taking it for medicine. lebrated, has met with great admiration, The routes and places visited are almost The most prominent of the indivibut his most famous work is the “Ultime as well known as the roads to Bath duals to whom we have alluded is AH Lettre di Jocopo Ortis,” which appeared and York, and the appearance of these Pasha, the renowned governor of Yoanabove twenty years ago, and has been well cities; and it is not a mere gossipping nina, whose rupture with his master, known in this country for sixteen of that statement of modes of conveyance, and the grand Sultan, is likely to be producperiod. We have understood that the whole different stages, of the personal con- tive of remarkable consequences to of this wild and passionate story is true, ex- veniences or inconveniences of sleeping Greece. Mr. T. mentioning the sort of and feeling of this Italian Werter, raised the well or being tormented by vermin, or independence enjoyed by Ali, observes, author at once to an elevated rank in Letters. such ordinary tattle, that will now be that,
Its merits are unquestionably of the fore- received as even an entertaining view Against him the Sultan will probably unmost order; though its style raised a host of of Greek manners and customs. Mr. dertake no measures; for, besides that his crities in Italy, as is always the case with Turner goes but a little way beyond payınents are lavish, and his government any remarkable work, in a country where this: his itinerary is devoid of novelty, old man, and at his death, the province will most of the prose writers are mere gossips: his inquiry into classical subjects al- immediately fall under the direct control of which nearly every phrase is an epigram ; most barren, and his diplomatic business the Porte, as his sons by no means inherit for the genius of our moilern Hellenists is possessed of no extraordinary attrac- his talents. not very dissimilar to that of their Greek tions. The latter, however, affords him ancestors . Alfieri furnishes another instance a few opportunities of meeting persons opinion is likely to be falsified *; and in
We see at present, however, that this in point: he was determined to introduce a whose stations throw considerable im- that event it is worth while to look at new style, and he has silenced his oppo-portance over their actions ; and from Ali's position. The author, while visitnents in thirty-five years. Foscolo's grand' folio edition (at Milan
his accounts of these we shall make our ing him at Argricastro (not far from his 1808) of Montecuccoli, with a copious com- extracts, leaving untouched the less capital,) thus writes. mentary and notes, displays him in another momentous matters, with which the
I walked over the unfinished fortifications light: : we have heard well of this perform-author rather loads his page. For ex- this morning; they must, I should think, be ance, but never saw it
ample--At Yoannina, Taken altogether, he is perhaps one of
* The accounts from Constantinople of the the isso. a'complished scholars of the
As I felt myself fagged, and not very well, 16th of May, represent the only other impor,
pre. sent day; and with some foreign peculiarities I was glad to stay within doors the rest of tant Pasha, viz. the Pasha of Egypt, as engaged · about hiļn, we believe his reception among to-day, and amuse myself with Douces Notes with all his force against the Arabs and ihe the polite and learned in England is such on Shakspeare, and the Pursuits of Litera- Lybia Mamlaks in Nubia. Thus the Porte may as to leave him no cause to dislike what ap- ture, which I founl in Mr. F.'s library. The be at liberty to proceed against Ali at present, pears to be his adopted country.
same indisposition confined ine to the house free from any apprehensions of a diversion in the following day:
this quarter; and the Pasha of Bagdat is not
I dined this day at the invitation of my powerful enough, even if so disposed, to excite Journal of a Tour in the Lerant. By two military friends with the mess of the much uneasiness. Lybia, we have recent ac
William Turner, Esq. London, 1820, 35th, nor was I conscious of having com- the war, but by the plague, which now prevails 8vo. 3 vols.
initted any excess. The next inorning, in that country. The further prosecution of the
Sunday, 1 felt severe head-ach and giddiness, excavations, &c. about the famous temple of The author describes this production, and in a week my indisposition increased into Jupiter Ammon, must consequently be postin his preface, to be “ a plain book, a ferer, which in four days after arrived at poned. Ed.
impregnable. The height * of their situation is a leatheru girdle, loaded with a brace of the king had then no ineans of rewarding which no cannon can bear on, and the ama- pistols, a ramrod, and dagger: across their laim, and Signor Corlvara found himself conzing strength of the works, inust defy any back is slung from the shoulder their long strained to enter for present subsistence into attack but that of stratagem. As this town gun, and a scimitar by their side : loose the regiment Corsican Rangers, in which is nearly the centre of his dominions, he is trowsers to the knee, stockings the same as he was, when I saw liim, a lieutenant. strengthening it to keep his subjects in awe. the coat, and shoes of leather and twined Marathon furnishes no observations Nearly every house might be made a strong cord, complete their establishment. Their superior to these.... outwork, as they are almost all situated ou arms are more or less splendid, according to different rises of the mountain, owing to the the purse of the wearer; and, as handsoine
At the bottom of the inountain, we had to frequent contests between the different Al- arms are the passion of the inhabitants of our left the Cave of Pan, (who, by his part banian families. At nine in the evening, the Turkey, they are generally very superbly in the battle of Marathon, gave his name to Vizir sent for me. I went immediately, and ornamented ivith silver.
panick fear,) which is a small natural excafound him in the same room as before, light
vation in the rock, and being now nearly ed by la.nps and two large silver
candlesticks draws a very horrid character.
Of the people of Zante, Mr. Turner choked up, and containing nothing to be containing candles of brown wax. It was
seen, I spared myself the classick uncomhung round with arms which I had not ob The population of the island is about fortableness of crawling down it on all fours. served before. There were with him, be-37,000. The government under the Vene As Pausanias relates that martial clamours sides the party of yesterday, another secretians was most corrupt, nor was it better are frequently heard on the plain at night, tary, and a dervise at the other end of the when a republic, as the nobles were con- I asked the Papa whether he had ever witroom on his knees. He was attended by stantly intriguing against each other, and nessed them. He told me that “on the first two Albanian boys, dressed in the red cloak agreed only in tyrannizing over the people. of May (0.6.) this year, he had heard a very of the country with the small cap, and their Hereditary quarrels are carried anong them loud neighing of horses at night on the plain hair flowing behind. He was sitting at the to a dreadful pitch ; and while there, I saw close to the spot where, he was told, a great window looking at some of Congreve's rock- a man hung for assisting a father to murder battle had once been fought, and as very few ets, which were firing from the fort. The his son. 1 suppose one might defy the horses were kept in the neighbourhood, he effect of the rockets over the mountains, whole world to produce such instances of could not but attribute it to supernatural which for a moment they lighted up brilliantls, villany, as are acted in the Seven Islands. causes. That three years ago a shepherd was most superb.' The new moon shone The most revolting and unnatural crimes are from a neighbouring village tending his flock bright, and some of his music was playing coinmon, and were alımost entirely overlooked on the same spot had been so alarmed by under the window, which had a wild and by the Venetian and Septinsular Govern- hearing there loud shouts of men and neighipleasing effect. One of the rockets fell into ments, to whom indeed the selling of impu- ing of horses, that he left his sheep in the the town, at which he was inuch alarined, nity or of pardon was a common source of night and ran back to his village, and that sending out to hear if it had done any harm, einolument. A Zanțiote nobleman, not eighteen years ago thirty-six Turks who and seeined much pleased that it had not. long ago, on his death-bed, pistolleil his own lived in the village (of Vranna) had been so
Of Ali and his forces, it is further brother : another, administered a slow poison frightened by seeing a little man on horsestated
to the only son of a rival, as the most bitter back galloping along the impracticable · He is an old man, marked with the two vengeance he could take on the father. The mountain (behind, and more distant from most disgusting vices an old man can be dis- poor boy survived, but is to this day a the plain, as well as higher, than, Vranna) graced by, debauchery and cruelty. Of the wretched object froin its effect
. In short, near the small church, that they left the former, the most excusable, as it is sanction- it would be equally impossible and needless village, and never could be persuaded to re
turn. He had no doubt, he added, that this ·ed by his religion, he is a severe censurer in to enumerate their crimes. There are on
was the apparition of St. George, to whom others. To the latter, he is addicted by dis-ly two classes, the very rich, and the very position as well as induced by policy. His poor: the former are constantly intriguing the church was dedicated.” After questionsoldiers, whose regiments are dressed alike to remove from office, or to murder caching hiın about these curious legends of suanother important mark of civilization, un retainers to them, from fear or bribery, as plicit confidence, we lay down, and being
other : and the latter are such' submissive perstition, in which he seemed to place imknown in the other parts of Turkey, and, to be always the ready instruments of their pretty well tired with our day's exertions, indeed, they are learning the European es.
slept soundly till morning. ercise) are uncommonly fine men, and formed vengeance. - for activity and strength, but in the event of In Cephalonia an officer of the Cor From Athens we can only import two his being attacked by the Sultan, of which, sican rangers is mentioned, whose per- feeble epigrams, finding no other novelwhen I was with him, he was in daily dreadl, sonal history is singular.
ty in the author's lucubrations ; and he could not, I was told, rely on the fidelity of inore than forty thousand of them. Being
He was by birth a Corsican, and was with these we conclude a review, the aware of this, he is employing European in Italy; at Naples, through which city he
some years ago engaged in military service meagreness of which we cannot help. engineers to build iinpregnable fortresses on
The passion of English, travellers for inwas passing to escape from the French ar- scribing their names on the ruins of Athens, some of his highest mountains. His sons unies then invadiny that country, he was mis- has been happily ridiculed by an English are by no means possessed either of his vi- taken by the populace fór Prince Leopold, officer, in the following Epigram, which is gour of mind or his turn for business. His Cheir apparent to the throne) to whom he still current in the city: troops are for the most part dressed thus : bore a strong resemblance in person, and in
Fair Albion smiling sees her son depart, their hair is close shaved before, and flowing spite of all his protestations of the truth,
To trace the birth and nursery of art; behind. . On the top of the head they wear a small red cap, with a purple tuft at top, the city. After reigning by this singular vas forcibly invested with the command of
Noble his object, glorious is his aim,
He comes to Athens, and he writes--his Nume! and the 'Albanian vest of a dark colour, chance for a fortnight, and ineffectually at
This Epigram was answered by Lord Bythickly and lavishly einbroidered with red silk, fringed at the borders.
tempting to exchule the enemy, he attempt ron, as follows : · mun to almost all the Albanian Greeks : Corsair of Barbary, where he was kept a Rhymes on our names, but wisely hides his own :
So far is.com. ed to escape to Sicily, but was taken by a This modest bard, like many a bard unknowo, they have under that a close waistcoat, genc. prisoner for eight months. On cffecting his But yet, whoe'er be be, to say, no worse; rally of the saine description : at their waist liberation by paying ransom, he went to His Name would sound much better than his
Its height is equalled, not commanded, by Palermo, where he was publickly thanked by a neighbouring mountain which he has begun to the king and prioce for the part he had acted
There are a good many pretty plates level, Labour costs him almost nothing, for at Naples, and invested with a coinman- and neat maps to recominend this Tour, cruelty is nothing to him.
derie of the order of Saint Ferdinand. But which certainly needs them; for so ini
as we can jndge, it is by no means in pusket was firinly affixed in a horizontal | a glass of vinegar tastes like sweet wine, and itself a Tour de force. In short, an position, about the height of his head, to the sourest lernon like a ripe orange: sugar elegant turn of mind, and those feelings a couple of stakes driven into the ground; is quite an unneeessary article in tea or coftowards his subject which a liberal edu- and the piece being cocked, a string from fee'; in fact, the most nauseons drug seems cation inust impart, appear to be the butt and then turning through a small ring effect is not worn away until after several
the trigger, tirst leading a little towards the sweet to whoever chews this fruit; and its author's chief qualifications for the task forwards, was attached to a skoulder of mul- meals. It is generally called the miraculous he has undertaken,
ton stuck on the muzzle of the musquet, tlie berry, but Mr. Dalzel has applied to it the
act of dragging off which drew the trigger, term Cerasus Oxyglycus. A Voyage to Africa, with some account and the piece, loaded with two balls, dis Whoever eats this berry in the morning,
of the Manners and Customs of the charged itself into the plunderer's mouth, must le content at least for that day, to Dahomian People. By John M'Leod, killing him on the spot
forego the natural flavour of every kind of
Mr. Robertson, in his notes on Africa, food, whether animal or vegetable, for all M. D. London, 1820. 12mo. pp. 162. mentions a very ancient, but ingenious and will be alike saccharine to the palate; and
This seems to be a sportive little natural mode, by which the natives obtain pos- the most ridiculous effect is often produced book, by the author of the Narrative of session of the young cubs. “ The men in by playing tricks upon those who are not the Voyage of the Alceste*, Dalzel's their excursions," he says, “ often find the aware of its peculiar property. Mr. Dalzel History of Dahomy, Murray's
Voyages, away the young. Should the dam miss them, tinately Governor in Chief of the Company's
dens of the leopard, and invariably bring (who had been Gorernor at Whiydah, and ulRobertson's useful “ Notes on Africa, (of which we intend very shortly to ren- the cubs down, which arrests her progress, produces this fruit to the West Indies, but
in time to overtake them, they throw one of service,) attempted to carry the shrub which der an account), and several other pub- as she carries it back to the den, and some- it died on the passage. He likewise endealications relative to that Continent, had times returns in pursuit of the remainder; voured to preserve the berries, but in every entirely surperseded the call for this new but inore frequently remains with the one mode of preparation they lost their extraorwork on the ground of any information it she has secured. Joe Hornet, (he says) one dinary quality. could furnish; and, indeed, its faceti- of the traders at Cavalla, brought me two of The government of Dahomy is in the ous author does not pretend to offer these cubs, and offered them as a very valua- fullest sense of the word, despotism.
present ; very justly observing that there It is a monarchy the most unlimited and any; but in (we presume) an ironical advertisement, pretends with droll gravi- sons; and that it was only for good friends being no law but the king's will, who may
was much trouble and fear in stealing Tigers' i uncontroled on the face of the earth: there ty to state his facts and personal ad- that people would ran the risk of obtaining chop off as many heads as he pleases, whenventures, with a view to promote the ci-them."
ever he is “i' the vein ;" and dispose of his vilization of Africa!! The origin of From a production such as we have subjects' property as he thinks fit without such a performance we could fancy to described this to be, we need not
being accountable to any human tribunal for de, that a merry gentleman, who had occupy many of our columns; a few sand wives, a proportion of whom, trained
his conduet. He has from three to four thoubeen on the coast of Africa sixteen or miscellanea will suffice to show how our to arms, under female officers, constitute seventeen years ago, having read Bow- good-humoured traveller, anno 1803, his body guards. As may naturally be supdich's wonderful travels in Ashantec, acquits his memory of African recollec- posed, but a few of these wives engage his should say, “ Egad! I was in Dahomy tions.' In Dahomy
particular attention. myself once, and could also tell many The ground, to the greatest depth yet ex
The successor to the throne, is not anmarvellous stories about what I saw amined, is a strong red-coloured loam; and, nounced during the king's lifetime, but the and did there : instead of a ponderous strange to say, not only are rocks unknown, inoment his decease is known; this proclathree guinea quarto, I will shew you but there is not even a pebble of the size of mation is made with all possible despatch by
the proper officers, for all is murder, anarchy, what can be done with a five and six- a walnut to be found in the whole coimtry.
On such a soil, and under the influence of and confusion in the palace, until it takes penny duodecimo. -Devil take the hind
a tropical sun, it is not wonderful that vege- place; the wives of the late king not only most ; here goes !"_and away Dr. tation should appear in its richest and most breaking the furniture and ornawents, but MʻLeod scampers, curvetting in a man- luxuriant form. Many of the trees are of killing each other in oriler to have the honer that leaves us much in doubt whe- such gigantic bulk that canoes (which they nour of attending their husband to the grave. ther he is laughing at his readers or not. use on their lakes only) capable of containing The choice usually falls on the eldest son
of the late sovereign's greatest favourite, The style belongs to a class which has with ease, from seventy tv an hundred men lately become rather too fashionable their immense height, added to the great setting him aside. An instance of this sort
have been formed from their trunks, and provided there exists no particular reason for but to be sure the writers are fashionable spread of their branches, has a very poble occurred however at the demise of the late folks- the mere slip-slop of gay con appearance. The sugar cane when it is rais king Whengohew, where the elder son's versation among the pseudo literati ofed here, grows vigorously to an uncommon right of primogeniture was disallowed, bethe book-shops, such as Mr. Rose or size. The yarns, corn, and callavances, which cause one of his toes from some accident Count Stendhal exemplify in their Ita- they plant in alternate rows, give a very de- overlapped the other; and his next brother, lian lucubrations, Mr. Turner (though lightful aspect to their fields.
the present king, who, with respect to forin, more slightly) in his Levanting, and
Dahoiny produces, in great perfection, all is certainly.. a marvellous proper man," was the Literary Gazette in so designating within the torrid zone, with some peculiar to the immense variety of fine fruits found elected in his stead.
There seem to be no rank or privileges anthis manner of easy familiarity and tea- itself, and among others one of a most sin- nexed to any branches of the royal family; table slang. For example, take the fol- gular quality : It is not unlike a ripe.coffee- the king in his own person absorbing the unlowing from our author's Dahomjan berry, and does not at first appear to have a divided respect of the people. Those of his sketches.
superior degree of sweetness, but it leaves in relatives whom his majesty may deigă to paA good more of astonishing a tiger (as the mouth so much of that impression, that tronize, will, of course, le more noticed by tonishing a tyger!) was practised with
their fellow slaves ; but all are alike the success during my stay here. A loaded
• Canoes are mentioned by unquestionable slaves of the king.
autherity, which navigate the rivers farther to A person whose father had heen so well * See Literary Gazette, Nos. 42 and 43, the eastward, of much greater dimensions than supplied with wivcs, must naturally have an Nov. 8 and 15, 1817.
even these, and mounting a gun in the prow. extensive connexion in the way of hálf bro