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letters from Mr. Spence, and to him, eat the flesh of birds, and I several times The account of Taka is highly cu“ written by eininent persons, ofwhich we

heard them sneeringly call the Egyptians rious shall give an example in our next. “ bird-eaters." On resuning our journey

Taka is as celebrated for its herds of cattle we entered the sandy desert in the direction Burckhardt's Nubian Travels, 4to.

of S. E. b. E. In the afternoon the Souakin as for its Dhourra ; they are very numerous ; traders chased with their swiftest dromedaries have all humps on the back, like those on

the cows are particularly handsome, and (Continued.)

a wild beast which they descried at a dis- the Nile ; they serve as in Darfour and KorThe next tribe whose territory

the
tance; they called it in Arabic, Homar el

dofan, for a medium of exchange. The price caravan crossed, was the Hadendoa, Walsh, which means the wild ass. It did

of a large fat cow was four pieces of Dainwho seem to be only less infamous, but not come near enough to be distinctly seen ; not less odious than their neighbours. but they say it is of the size of a Hyæna, which is equivalent to about two Erdeybs,

mour, or ninety-six Monds of Dhourra, On the 1st of June they passed Om Daoud, of an ass: it has no horns. In the Arabian or thirty bushels. The price of a strong of the Bisharein ; this is the most southern deserts they speak of an animal to which they boundary of the Bisharye dominions, and the give the same name ; whether it is really the the hottest part of the year, just before the beginning of the territory of the Hadendoa,

same animal I am not certain. The ground period of the rains, when the ground is quite

was covered in every direction with innumer- the annual custom, the herds had been sent a very powerful tribe, of which I shall again able footsteps of the Gazelle species, some sereral months before to the Eastern desert,

I saw few cattle. According to Shikh had come with us from Shendy, and of which appeared to belong to animals of a where they feed in the mountains and fertile we had therefore little to fear, except from their pilfering habits. The caravan haltcu

Next day an unexpected sight struck valleys, and where springs of water are

found. After the inundation, they are near the village, and I walked up to the huts our traveller's eyes, and we feel deeply brought back to the plain. The camels of to look about me. My appearance on this his regret at not being able to explore Taka are highly prized, from an idea that occasion, as on many others, excited an the object thus mentioned.

the young shoots of the acacia trece, on which universal shriek of surprise and horror, espe In approaching the river, I saw at a dis- they feed in the woods, render them stronger cially among the women, who were not a ance, two insulated hills close to each other than camels fed with other food. The people little territied at sceing such an outcast of in the plain, and at a short distance from the use the skin of the long neck of the camel, nature as they consider a white inan to be, river; and when we drew nearer to them, I sowed up on one side, and left open on the peeping into their huts, and asking for a little was extremely surprised to see upon the other, as sacks to transport their grain in water or milk. The chief feeling which my summit of the largest a huge fabric of ancient when travailing; their form is very conveappearance inspired I could easily perceive times. Being naturally short-sighted, and nient for loading. The quantity of cattle to be disgust, for the Negroes are all firınly my vision having been further impaired by would be even greater than it is, were it not persuaded that the whiteness of the skin is two attacks of Ophthalmia while I was in for the wild beasts which inhabit the forests, the effect of disease, and a sign of weakness; Upper Egypt, I could not trust my eyes, and and destroy great numbers of them; the most and there is not the least doubt, that a white therefore asked my companions what it was common of these are lions, and what they man is looked upon by theın as a being that appeared like a building upon the hill. call tigers, but which I suppose to be leogreatly inferior to themselves. At Shendy “Don't you see,” they replied," that it is pards or panthers. I never saw any of these ihe inhabitants were more accustomed to the a church?” (Kenise, a name often applied by animals, but I heard their howlings every sight if not of white men, at least of the light the Egyptians to their ancient temples, which night. The flocks of the encampment, near brown natives of Arabia ; and as my skin was they ascribe to the Christians) “and no doubt which a few sheep are always kept, are driven mucii sun-burnt, I there excited little sur- the work of infidels." We continued to ap- in the evening into the area within the circle prise. On the market-days, however, I often proach the hill, and encamped at about half of tents, and the openings in the thorny enterrified people, by turning short upon thein, an hour's distance from it. As soon as we closure already described, are filled up with when their exclamation generally was : had alighted, and placed our haggage in a heap of thorns. No one dares stir out of “Osez bilahi min es-sheyttan erradjim :” order, I started for the hills, in great eager- this entrenchment during the night; it is (God preserve us froin the devil!) One day, ness to examine those Ethiopian remains; sufficiently strong to be impenetrable to the after bargaining for some onions with a but a loud cry from the Souakin people wild beasts, which prowl about it the whole country girl in the market at Shendy, she brought me back. “ The whole country," of the night, filling the air with their dismal told me, that if I would take off my turban they said, “ is infested by the peasants of howls, which are answered by the incessant and shew her my head, she would give me Goz Radjeb; you will not be able to move barking of the dogs within. It rarely hapfive more onions ; I insisted upon having a hundred paces alone, without being at- pens that either lions or tigers are killed in cight, which she gave me; when I removed tacked.” Indeed several suspicious looking these countries; when such an occurrence my turban she started back at the sight of my persons were seen lurking among the trees happens, it is in self-defence; for the inhawhite closely shaven crown, and when I jo- that lined the banks of the river farther on.bitants having no other weapons than swords cularly asked her whether she should like to My companions added, that the hill was in- or lances, * have little chance of conquering have a husband with such a head, she ex- habited by Hadendoa robbers, who lired in the king of the forest, of which this district pressed the greatest surprise and disgust, and caverns in it, and were at war with all their appears to be a favourite hauut Some of the swore that she would rather live with the ug- neighbours. As they could have no interest Shikhs, but very few, have lions skins in liest Darfour slave.

in deceiving me, I readily believed them, and their tents ; they appeared to be of middling June 2d.-We travelled this morning about returned, not with the intention of aban- size ; but if the testimony of the Hadendoa four hours, in a south-cast direction, over a doning my design, but in the hope of being may be credited, a lion here sometimes plain of cultivable soil, though distant several able the next day to concert measures with reaches the size of a cow. Persons are fremiles from the river. No mountains were some of the country people who might come quently killed by them. In the woods wolves, any where visible. We rested during the to barter with us, for their accompanying gazelles, and hares abound ; and the Bedoumid-day hours in a grove of Nebek, Syale, me to the ruins, which I was then fully de ins relate stories of serpents of immense size, and Allobe trecs. I here observed several termined to visit, whatever might be the which often devour a sheep entire. The unknown birds ; one was of the size and shape consequences. Unfortunately I was deceived fiercest animals, however, that inhabịt these of a black-bird, with a long tail striped with in my expectations; and I shall never for * The Souakin merchants are equally unused white. I saw some large crows with a white give myself for the momentary irresolution to fire-arms. A few Arabians sometimes pass neck. The Bisharein seemed to have no which prevented me from examining the this way armed with matchlocks, in company names in their language for these different most interesting object which occurred during with the Souakin caravans, on their road to birds, amongst them it is a great scandal to my journey.

Shendy or Sennaar.

ROYAL INSTITUTIOX.

woods are the Bedjawy, or inhabitants of The Souakin people assured me that no oath | which they carry their snuff. The Souakin Bedja, themselves. Great numbers of asses can bind a man of Tala; that which alone traders sell here also nutron, which they are kept by all these Bedouins. In the they hesitate to break is when they swear, bring from Shendy: all kinds of spices, es mountains of Negeyh, the Giraffa is said to "By my own health.” A lladendoa seldom pecially cloves, which are in great demand be very numerous. I saw a piece of the skin scruples

' to kill his companion on the road in among the Hallenga ; incense, beads, and of one in the tent of a Hadendoa. Locusts order to possess himself of the most trifling hardware; but the chief articles are tobacco, are always seen in Taka, which seems to be article of value, if he entertains a hope of Dammour, and cloves. Dhourra is taken their breeding-place, from whence they doing it with impunity, but the retaliation in exchange for all these articles, and is the spread over other parts of Nubia. However of blood exists in full force. Ainong the main object with the merchants from Souainnumerable their hosts may be, they appear Hallenga, who draw their origin from Abys- kin, because that place depends solely upon to be incapable of destroying the verdure of sinia, a horrible custom is said to attend the Taka for its supply of this necessary of life, this country, as sometimes happens in Egypt revenge of blood; when the slayer has been none, or very little, being cultivated in its and Syria. Those I saw were of the largest seized by the relatives of the deceased, a fa- neighbourhood. size, with the upper wings of a red, and the mily feast is proclaimed, at which the inur

(To be continued.) lower of a yellow colour. The trees are full derer is brought into the midst of them, of pigeons, and crows in large flocks. I do bound upon an Angareyg, and while his not remember having seen any birds remark-throat is slowly cut with a razor, the blood

ARTS AND SCIENCES. able for their plumage. From the acacia is caught in a bowl, and handed round trees gum arabic is collected, which is sold amongst the guests, every one of whom is at Souakin to the Djidda merchants; from bound to drink of it, at the moment the vicDjidda it finds its way to Egypt; but it is of tim breathes his last. I cannot vouch for the

The operations for the season coman indifferent quality, owing, probably, to truth of this, although several persons asthe moisture of the soil : for the best gum is serted it to be a fact, and I heard no one

menced with great vigour in Albemarle produced in the driest deseris. contra:lict it.

Street on Tuesday, when Mr. Millington The encampment where we remained con Their own quarrels, and their national en began a course of lectures on Experisisted of from one hundred and fifty to two mity to the Bisharein, with whom they are mental Philosophy, to be continued hundred tents, divided into four Douars, or never known to be at peace, have rendered twice a week.

The plan he has circles; these were separated from each other the people of Taka a warlike nation. They marked out for himself seems to be by fences lower than the general thorny en use the same weapons as the inhabitants of one of infinite importance ; and when closure, by which the whole were surrounded. the Nile countries; bows and arrows are unIn every settlement in Taka, as at Shendy known amongst them. Their chiefs keep

we consider the clearness of his arrangeand Atbara, there are several Bouza huts, worses, an arin these ves with coars of ments, and the extent of his information, and many public women, with some of mail. They are said to be vrave, but I ne we are led to anticipate a most lumiwhom even the most respectable of the Sou- rer saw scars on any part of their bodies ex nous and interesting developement of akin merchants took up their quarters. These cept the back. The same remark applies to the subject undertaken. Mr. Brande women seemed to me to be more decent in all the people of Nubia, where I have never of course resumes his chemical illustratheir behaviour than those of the same des. seen any individuals with scars upon their tions, but the most novel and attraccription in the countries on the Nile; at least breasts, while the backs of most of the men they seldom appeared abroad during the day, bear the marks of large wounds, in which tive feature in the programme for this whereas the others were seen walking about they seem to pride themselves. The shield year, is a series of lectures upon Poetry at all hours. Both sexes wear the common is said to protect the sides from blows. Ifby one no less competent to perform Nubian dress, a Dammour shirt, and a cloke found a custom here, which in my journey the task admirably than Mr. Thomas of the same stuff thrown over the shoulders. towards Dúngola I had been told of, as ex- Campbell. A course of lectures on BoI observed one peculiarity amongst the wo-isting among the Bisharein ; when a young tany, by Sir J. B. Smith and another on men, that of wearing brasi or silver rings on man boasts of his superior prowess, in the Architecture by J. Soane, Esq. complete their toes; many of them wear leathern presence of another, the latter draws his aprons, instead of the Dammour cloth which knife and inflicts several flesh-wounds in his the whole; and if we reflect on the the Nubian women generally wrap round own arms, shoulders, and sides; he then great and various talent engaged, we the middle; the same custom prevails amongst gives the knife to the boaster, who is bound must say that the present bids fair to the Bedouins of the Hedjaz. In their tents in honour to inflict still deeper wounds upon be the most distinguished era of this they suspend various ornaments of white his own body, or yield for ever in reputation valuable Institution. shells (Woda), from the Red Sea, intermixed to his antagonist. They are certainly a strong with black ostrich feathers. All the women and hardy race of men, and are more robust go unveiled, and the most respectable think and muscular than any Bedouins I ever saw. it no shame whatever to receive a man in During winter they live almost wholly upon

ORIGINAL POETRY. their tent, and to be seen chatting with him tiesh and milk, tasting very little bread; and during the husband's absence. This, how- it is to this they attribute their strength.

By Correspondents. ever nerer happened to me, for whenerer I

SONNET presented myself before a tent, the ladies The principal article sold by the foreign greeted me with loud screams, and waved merchants at 'Faka, is tobacco, as well the The sun has sunk behind the western hill, with their lands for me to depart instantly. produce of Sennaar as of Persia and the O'er whose dark summit comes the ev'ning gray; Nothing astonished them more than my Yemen : that which comes from the latter The murky mists which all the valley fill, beard and mustachios; for the beards of the countries is called here Suratty, and is the The songsters sleep with cach its head reclin'd

Hang like the pall of the departed day. Bedouins never grow long or thick, and they vellow leaved sort called Tombac in the Beneath the shelter of its downy wing ; cut their mustachios very short, it being a Heljaz and Egypt, and which is smoked in No sound is floating on the peaceful wind, disgrace amongst them to wear them long, the East in the Persian pipe or Nargyle; Save the soft murmurs of the bubbling spring. and considered as great a mark of slovenli- being much stronger than the Sennaar to. But hark! I hear the distant village chime, ness as an unshorn beard among Europeans. bacco, it is preferred in Taka principally for Breaking the silence of his lower sphere.

the manufacture of snuff, of which the It justly warns me of the lapse of time, Treachery is not considered here as crimi- people are very fond; the snuff is prepared In accents smooth and soothing to my ear, nal or disgraceful, and the Hadendoa is not by mixing natron or salt with the pulverised Telling that years roll on, nor wait for me, ashamed to boast of his bad faith, whenever tobacco. "No man or woman is seen without Till all be lost in dark eternity. it has led to the attainment of his ohject. a small gourd, the size of a goose's egg, in Leeds, Jan. 8.

W. H. r.

CONSOLATION.

To cheer the dulness of our Indian day, himself out of doors ; he never walked out

And chase the foggy mist of spleen away, Hush'd is that voice that whisper'd peace,

but on Fridays to the prayers of noon, in the Who- in the van of taste and feeling came, great Mosque. One of the before mentioned And gone that lovely smile,

To aid its struggles into life and fame? That grief allay'd, bade sorrows cease,

dervishes told me that there had been a Who-deigned to smile upon its infant course, And rais'd my hopes the while.

great deal of talking about this Aly Bey, at And teach its efforts confidence and force ? No more shall beam th' entrancing ray,

Damascus and Hamar; they suspected him of Oh, need the muse its patroness proclaim, That shot from Mary's eye;

being a Christian, but his great liberality and When every heart is sweliing with the name! Her bed is now the cold, cold clayA name a thousand thoughts at once connect,

the pressing letters which he brought to all I saw her droop and die.

With all we love, we boast of, and respect' people of consequence, stopped all further The world, with all its busy crouds,

Yes, from the loftier claims that asked her ing and putting in order his journal during

enquiry. He was busily employed in arrangIs solitude to me;

care, And o'er my spirit grief's dark clouds The hours that rank for Charity could spare ;

the two months of his stay at Aleppo. Are gath'ring heavily.

The leisure ever prompt to seek distress, But ah! a thought comes o'er my mind, To soothe affliction and despair repress;

THE DRAMA. Ob grief away, away.

Ev'n from the luxury of doing good,
In clay her soul is not confin'd,

The Muse, a Loudon once not vainly wooed
But soars to realms of day.
To listen to the lighter strains---designed

King's TREATNE.-Last Saturday Rossi.
Then will I hope that after death,
To mend the manners and to raise the mind,

ni's Comic Opera of Cinderella, La CeneOur souls shall mingle there ;

And grace with Fancy's genus and flowery strise, rentola, was produced at this theatre; and a And such e'en with my dying breath The graver attributes of human life.

Signor Torri male his debut as the Prince Shall be my constant pray'r., Propitious minds across the willing main,

of Salerno. The story differs from the oriLeeds, Jun. 8.

W. II. T.

Wat swist her presence to these realms again; ginal in making the Prince visit the abode of
And now agnin she comes once more to cheer

Cinderella's father, Don Magnifico, (Ambro-
« Sweet Cell,
The Muse her fostering favour helped to rear ;

getti) changing characters with his valet, Where Joy is felt like Sadness, and our Grief And shall that Muse be mute? What though no Dandini (Placci); in other respects we have A Melancholy pleasant to be borne"-- Wilson, fire

the proud sisters, the ball, and the marriage From inspiration caught, her strain inspire ; of Cinderella (Bellochi). The opera went There is gloom in the air, 'and my spirit within What though her measured phrase too faint ap- off extremely well. The music is, in geneIs rayless and heavy with care :

pear, For I leave the charm'd light of an eye that To bid such lofty worth a welcome here !

ral, very good, and the overture beautiful.

The new singer has a pleasing tenor voice, could win

Still shall her voice be raised, secure, around A soul from the shroud of despair.

and acquitted himself so as to give entire saA proinpt spontaneous echo will be found, To Him who in loneliness dreams o'er the past, From every bosom and from every tongue

tisfaction. He has a great deal of the manAnd glides o'er the present in fashionless To aid that fecble voice—that welcome to pro

ner of Braham ; but is by no means equal peace,

long!

to him either in power or discrimination. How bright are the fugitive visions that cast,

In such comparisons he must indeed be conA nerve-thrilling flash o'er the shadowy waste,

tent with the praise of a second rate artist ; Where he slumbers in fancied release'

BIOGRAPHY.

and especially when his style, as it sometimes Yet what hath “ the world," save that glcam, to

does, resembles that of a pupil rather than a console

ALY BEY (OR BADIA).

master. His acting is above the usual stamp The slave of its spurious delights

The author of the celebrated Travels in of inusical performers: his last song was What bliss at his heart, or what beam in his Africa, is thus described in Burkhardt's Tra- finely executed and eucored, and he sang it soul,

vels, Another traveller of a singular des better the second time than the first-a proof His weary noviciate requites ?

cription passed here two years ago. He that diffidence might be the cause of his not Since to soar on the pinion of fame is denied, called himself Aly Bey, and professed to be fully displaying his abilities. Madame Bel

Oh grant me in honour'd seclusion to dwell ;– born of Tunisian parents in Spain, and to lochii was in high voice and sang charmingly. And well could I deem that my fate were sup. have received his education in that country. Ambrogetti was great in bis part. Romero,

plied, If sympathy lur'd some dear form to my side,

Spanish appears to be his native language, who personated a pilgrim, is but an indiffe'l'o grace and enliven my cell!

hesitles which he spoke French, a little rent actor, and a worse singer. Miss Mori Jan. 2.

C. Italian, and the Moggtebyn dialect of Arabic, gains ground in every new character ; and

but badly. He came to Aleppo by the way Kirs. Gatti's voice and action were well

of Cairo, Yaffa, and Damascus, with the suited to the other sister, Thisbe. We have EAST INDIA THEATRICALE. At Calcutta there is a Theatre, called The Spanish Government to all its agents, and much on repetition ; and in that expectation

strongest letters of recommendation from the no doubt that the opera will improve Chowringhee Theatre, which has for the last five an open credit upon them. He seemed to content ourselves with this short notice of its years been under the direction of an Amateur be a particular friend of the Prince of the first representation. by subscription, and in July last, its general and from the manner in which it was known pleasing ever new" play, as you like it, in

Covent GARDEN.-On Tuesday the “ever renewed the management in the same hands for that he was afterwards received by the Span-troduced to the public an aspirante for drafive years more. Thanks were roted to the ish Ambassador at his arrival in Constanti-matic honours, hitherto unknown upon the amateur performers; and about a week before, nople, he must have been a man of distinc- stage. The newspapers state her to be a one of these gentlemen spoke an address, which tion. The description of his figure and what Miss Wensley, and of respectable family in is thus introduced in the Government Gazette. he related of his travels, called to my recol- Somersetshire; and indeed, her lady-like ap

“The Theatrical ainusements at Chowringhee leetion the Spaniard Badia and his miniature pearance and manners, allowing for the emon Friday last, were honoured by the presence in your library (this letter is addressed to barrassment of her situation, seem to justify of the Marquis and Marchioness of Hastings

: Sir J. Banks). He was a inan of middling the report. The part chosen for her debut Her Ladyship was received by the audience with size, long thin head, black eyes, large nose

, was Rosalind, removed, undoubtedly, by seenthusiasm, and in a

manner that strongly long black beard, and feet that indicated the veral of its later occupants, from the perilous marked the hearty welcome with which her return to India is hailed. When the curtain drew foriner wearing of tight shoes. He professed and trying difficulty of its preceding contrast, up, the following appropriate address was de- to have travelled in Barbary, to have crossed but still an arduous and hazardous underlivered by one of our most distinguished ama- the Lybian Desert between Barbaryand Egypt, taking. To counterbalance this, as well as teurs :

and from Cairo to have gone to Mekka and the timidity which the occasion naturally " When in these walls the Drama reared its head, back. He travelled with eastern magni creates, there was a very benevolent dispoAnd kindling radiance from its cradle shed; e 'nce, but bere le was rather shy of slowing sition to applause in s marked number of the

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audience; besides the common feeling by POTATOES.-According to the most recent | Monday, 10- Thermometer from 17 to 32. which all must be actuated at the sight of á inquiries, naturalists declares Lima to be the

Barometer from 30, 67, to 30, 61.

Wind N. E. 5.- Morning clear, the rest of handsome young female, for the first time, true country whence potatoes were propa. the day cloudy. facing thousands of eyes all fixed on her, and gated. They are worth all the mines at attempting to perform a novel task, requiring Peru.

Tuesday, 11 - Thermometer from 23 to 35, great talent and perfect self-possession. We BON MOT.- The Chevalier Düplessis, a

Barometer 30, 15 to 29,86. notice this, not invidiously, but as entirely very middling poet, author of a bad opera day.

Wind S.W. 1.-Cloudy ; snowing most of the disapproving of unwise, exaggerated, partial called Pizarro, used to indulge himself in the Wednesday, 12—Thermometer from 17 to 28. plaudits, instead of leaving a British Theatre bitter satire against other poets. Once, as he

Barometer from 30, 15 to 30, 35. to the free expression of sentiments which affirmed with great vehemence in the theatre Wind E. b. N. and N. E. , -Cloudy, with a we firmly believe would be much warmer in Paris, that he did not know a worse lyric little snow at times, till the evening, when it and much more auspicious to the party, poét than Guillard, Chéron, a very witty ac- became clear. were not an opposite current excited by in- tor, said to him, "Ah, Chevalier, you forget

Lat. 51. 37. 32. N. judicious and rather dogmatical predilection. yourself.”

Lon. 0. 3. 51. W. That genuine public to which, after all, both Sir W. Congreve has, we hear, invented Edmouton, Middlesex. JOHN ADAMS plays and players must look for support, a gun, which will discharge conical shot with will, especially in matters like the present, a precision hitherto unattained in gunnery. GENERAL ACCOUNT FOR THE PAST YEAR, 1819. if left to itself, take up the cause of merit The plans drawn by M. Debret, the Arwith sufficient zeal; but it becomes cold chitect, for the construction of the Royal even to merit, which seems to have so many Academy of Fine Arts, in the Rue des Petits friends as not to need its patronage ; and the Augustins, have been approved, and the unlucky object of this obstreperous susten- foundation of this interesting building will tation, being of necessity soon deprived of be laid next spring. (French Papers). its aid, sinks unregarded to a level probably On the 5th ult. M. Pons of Marseilles below its real desert. Miss Wensley has a observed the comet which was discovered on pretty countenance, and a fine person, in the 28th of November by M. Blanpain, Diclining to embonpoint. She displayed a rector of the Observatory of Marseilles. On neck of some prominency, and rather calcu- the 11th of December, the new comet lated to serve as a heaving index to the ascended in a direct line to the north, and female agitations of the Debutante, than to having crossed the constellation of Virgo, it comport with the male attire of Ganymede. apparently took a direction towards Berenice's On her performance in the first two acts, Coma and the hounds of Bootes; so that it would be severe, perhaps unjust, to speak with the aid of good telescopes it may be viin plain terms ; for being almost overpowered sil•le for some time to come. by her terror, it may be believed that slie did not fairly exhibit the extent of her LITERARY NOTICES. abilities. It seemed however, that her voice was weak, and ill adapted to the ex

Curious Manuscript.-A very interesting pression of pathos. A foreign friend, with piece of literary intelligence is the discovery us, not moved by her tender scenes, declared of the Life of the celebrated Duguesclin, in that she wanted the power of physic, mean- MS, written in verse, on parchment, and in ing thereby, (heaven mend his English!) folio, with twelve neat miniature paintings physical power ; but much of this may be representing his battles with the English. attributable to tremulous apprehension and Another MS, of the t:velfth century, likenervous sensibility. In the after-scenes she wise in folio, contains pretty fables and moral gained more command, and became more tales. Among many other very important playful and spirited.

The cuckoo song,

MSS, concerning Charles VII. and Francis that John Bull test

, was sung in an arch and I.. there is also the Journal of Charles v. captivating manner; and, in conclusion, the which was written by his secretary Vandeattempt ended more successfully than it be- nesse. He was inseparable from this mongan, being neither a triumph nor a failure. arch from 1514 to 1559; he wrote in French. Mr. Macready played Jacques, for the first Robertson and the other historians of Charles time. His portraiture was altogether of a Royal Library we finds proofs that the learn

V. were not acquainted with it; in the masterly order.

The deseription of the ed Meernann intended to copy it. wounded deer not so exquisitely touching as we have heard it delivered; but the celebrated passage, "all the world's a stage,”

METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL. given in a style of excellence, such as we

JANUARY, 1820. can most truly say we never witnessed before, Thursday, 6–Thermometer from 19 to 36. even in Kemble or Young, admirable as they

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

Barometer from 30, 25 to 30, 32. were in this speech. Its effect was acknow Wind S.W.4.-Morning generally clear, the

In order to make room for our review of Mr. ledged by bursts of applause, hardly re- rest of the day cloudy and hazy.

Accum's book, which is of such universal interest strained till the aeter finished.

Friday, 7 - Thermometer from 26 to 32. as to render it expedient to take the subject in at
Barometer from 30, 40 to 30, 62.

one view, we have abridged and postponed many Wind E. b. N. 2. — Clear about noon, the rest

articles. Anastasius will be resumed in our next, VARIETIES. of the day generally clear.

and other interesting matters taken up. Marshal d'Iluxelles was considered to be Saturday, 8-Thermometer from 23 to 30. The lines signed W, B. are too irregular for inser. a misanthrope, which his answer to a person

Barometer, from 30, 70 to 30,78; tion ; the following thought is however worth who rallied him on his celibacy seems to day cloudy, with a little snow in the morning.

Wind N. E. 2.-Morning clear, the rest of the preserving

*Farewell !-the repetition justify_"I never," said he, “saw a woman Sunday, 9 — Thermometer from 20 to 30.

Of this word seems but poorly to express, whose husband I should have liked to be;

Barometer from 30, 86 to 30, 67. Affection of the heart; like the church bell, nor a man, of whom I would have chosen to Wind N. E.2, and N. b. W.3. – Clouds ge So often tolled for funerals, that at length be the father.” nerally passing ; clear at times,

Solemnity and death scem obsolete.

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