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his attack. It darted, however, a furious to error, but when fully developed sets are neat, and their subjects well chosen : look at hiin; and it is to be hoped that this bounds and measure to itself
, when accom- among them are the Elbese residence look was understood. May the dreadful panied only by sincerity of heart. Let the of Buonaparte, a fac simile of a sketch catastrophe tend to the welfare of his soul. Catholic clergy then kindle the torch in the ** Thus then, the destinity with which they sanctuary itself, which will disperse along from the sculi of Raphael, the Castle of
(a soldier) by the ex-emperor, sketch had so long amused themselves on the stage, with darkness the frivolity in which alone advanced with terror into the midst of them, infidelity has crer struck root. The Pro-Otranto, Greek Melodies, Costumes, when the levity' gave place to alarm, and testint clergy will aid this endeavour by ma- &c. &c. a profound dread of its obscure power. king a proper use of their freedom, and by As we have so recently and so miHaving renounced the God of Christians, ceasing' 10 confound the self-willed and ca- nutely explored the regions of Greece the old Jehovah again descended; “ a jea- pricious doctrine that comes and goes with with several able writers, we shall limit lous God, a revenger, full of anger, and of inen with the eternal truth, which is suitable
our illustrations of the present work to great power, whose ways are in storms and to all ages. Guided by the Scriptures, they tempestz, before whoin a devouring fire will, in their peculiar manner, deduce, from its Italian and incidental relations, algoeth forth, while darkness is under his feet, the relations of finite personality, the relations though it is only the extent into which and who thunders with his thunder, and of the infinite. But they must first purify its remarks on painting and sculpture doeth great things, and yet is not known.” the scriptures from all the accessions of bi-would carry us, which prevents our enThe hour in which the first blood is shed in gotry, selfishness, and worldly passions, tering, at an adequate length, into its civil dissensions, and in which the first sacri- that through the clear water of the precious disquisions on these heads. Still we fices fall, is a dreadful and decisive hour. It stone the higher light may penetrate, which shall begin with an extr.ct connected is the hour that gives birth to a whole omi- haughtiness and pride, by agitating the mud nous futurity, which takes its shape from the of human conceit, too often obscure and with the fine arts. At Perugia influence of the good or evil stars, at that cloud.
In the Academy Della Bella Arte are several time predominant. It is still a sign, there “The Sciences, if not pursued as a mere of the first atteinpts in painting of Pietro Perufore, betokening happiness, and a pledge that mechanical trade, dragging the cultivator gino, and of Raphael, his immortal scholar. Heaven is still merciful to Germany, that down to the wretchedness of the earthly ex-They appear to be but a step beyond the the signal was not in this, as in so many istence, but withdrawn, in the manner of works of Giotto or Cimabue ; one of Guido's other cases, given by cold and naked atroci- ancient times, to the contemplation of the earliest works, too, of a Boy pearing an, ty; but that an act of violence was executed highest mystery, in philosophy as well as re- Apple, is hung with them, and certainly in the error of the heart, hy hands in other ligion, will no longer drag down the striving does not indicate his future excellence; it is respects pure. The tivo-fold character of spirit with a heavy weight, but assist in bear- painted on a pannel at least three inches this act therefore leaves two ways still open ing it aloft to its higher destination.”
thick, and primed with stucco. The innufor our choice, the way of light and the way
merable instances which we have of carly of darkness."
paintings on stucco grounds, on pannels, This is to us a fearful perversion of rea
Travels in Italy, Greece, and the Ionian shew, that the departure from fresco or ab-, soning. Heaven keep England from these Islands. In a series of Letters, des- sorbent grounds was not altogether sudden German doctrines, and cause us to look still criptive of the Manners, Scenery, and and that the final adoption of oil grounds was at inurder in all its naked atrocity. We will instance but onc passage more as illustrating
the Fine Arts. By H. W. Williams, the result of time and much experience.* Esq. With engravings from original are certainly encouraging, and much infor
The first attempts of the grcat masters the doctrines of this new school, and leave
drawings. Edinburgh and London, mation may be derived from them ; but they the judgment to our country's sound sense and good feeling
1820. 8vo. 2 vols.
are surely a dangerous collection for young In the mean time the religious sense will again escape from its present quality, and men formation on the subject of the fine arts, but they shew no more.
This work contains more valuable in- practitioners to study. It is true, they she:v
the first glimpses of genius and improvement,
Taste is ill defined, religion is not an old woman's tale told to than any book of the kind which we have apparently accidental, and not sufficiently the nations in their infancy, but the tie which seen : on other points, we have seen under rule to guide an inexperienced mind. holds ininds together, the word of the creatours superior to it, though it possesses | Yet the students of this acaderny draw and ting Spirit of the world, pronounced in hu- an agreeable character throughout, and paint from these early pictures, and from man language : that even nature unconsci- may always be taken up with pleasure great cartoons, after the extraordinary and ously, celebrates her mysteries ; that the sometimes, we are sorry to say, it singular figures in the Last Judgment of Miand that public life and the cultivation of may be laid down with the same feel ordinate academies should be careful, lest the sciences are divine worship.
From the ing. This is owing to several Edinburgh they lead the youthful mind astray. I have moral purity which still generally charac- peculiarities; the talent of lugging in seen no good productions of any of the puterises the Catholic clergy in Germany, the contemporaries to bepraise them, and an pils; and I am now convinced, that making ) higher sense and the enthusiasm calculated occasional prolixity on matters not so enormous and elaborate finished drawings in ness, and to communicate to forms their lightly passed over. Mr. Williams is Giotto, Cimabue, Albert Durer, Perugino, to dissolve the present deadness and numb- interesting as others which are more chalk, is little better than a waste of tine.
Academy have few paintings, except by forgotten contents, may with great reason he nevertheless a very observant and a and Raphael's early works; all' of which seem They will perceive that a dull and heavy very intelligent traveller. He has trod to be painted by receipt. obscurantism, which, in its foolish zeal, upon beaten ground, and yet contrived
Respecting the petrifying spring, not.. would persecute the light, the noblest gift to produce an acceptable publication, of God, will not lead to this end. This by describing in a novel manner what far from this city, the author has col- : would be an insult to wisdom, which has has been described before ; by giving
lected a curious detail. every where victoriously maintained its brief but sensible critiques on works of
A learned gentleman, who has lately visitground, which a confused knowledge only art, to which his attention seems to about fifty miles from this ancient city, has .
ed the celebrated baths of San Phillipo, can disturb, and which a complete and tho- have been particularly directed ; and by rough knowledge will always secure and preIt would be an insult to that freedom treating whatever objects struck him as
• This, to a certain degree, coincides with which God has granted to man, which, when worthy of remark, generally, in a lively the opinion we lately gave on the subject of only partially enjoyed, leads occasionally and entertaining way. The engravings rainting in oil.--Ed.
slicwn us several casts, which are remark-y commonly from one-eighth to one fourth of we shall present our readers with the able for their shurpness and peculiar beauty. an inch. "The time employed in its formaview of the Buonaparte residents at
They are produced from a petrifying tion, is ten or twelve days. The pyramidal Rome. spring, which is applied to the forination of frame is of use, not only for disposing the cameos and rarious ornaments. Our friend, moulds in the manner described, but also “ The members of the Buonaparte family imagining the process might be interesting, for guarding against all currents of air at Rome consist of the Princess Pauline, has obligingly faroured us with an account which might disturb the process of depo- married to Prince Borghese ; Louis Buonof it, which is as follows.
it is not designed, however, to ex- aparte, the ex-king of Holland; Lucien, The spring issues from Monte Amiato, clude the entrance of air.
the Prince of Canino, and his family; and about four iniles froin Radicofani, on the This manufactory was established by the lastly, the mother of Napoleon Buonaparte. route between thut town and Sienna, and is late Peter Leopold, who so magnificently The first of these personages was the favousituate about half a mile from the road side. patronized all the sciences and arts. It is at rite sister of the ex-emperor, and during The water is in such quantity as to form a present imder the direction of Signor Pagli- his residence in Elba, he was in the habit of large torrent, and so hot that it cannot be ari
, an artist of great ingenuity, who readily placing her close to him when they were in borne by the human body, at its source. explains and exhibits all the stages of his company; he would sometimes turn round Very anciently baths were established there, process. His charges are in proportion to while at dinner, and desire one of his officers and are still kept up. They are called Bagni the dimensions of the cast.
to compose some quatrain in honour of the de San Filippo. The water is perfectly For a cast of 1 inch diameter, 1 Paul, or princess's charms, and to recite it to her at transparent, but holds in solution a consider- 5d. English. 24 inches, 1 Paul and a half; the table. One of those officers, who acable quantity of sulphur, and an immense 4 inches, 3 Pauls; 6 inches, 6 Pauls; Finches, companied him Elba, shewed a friend of portion of carlonate of lime. Soon after 9 Pauls ; 7 inches, 10 Pauls ; 8 inches, 20 nine several verses that had been composed the escape from the mountain, the sulphur Pauls; one foot 6 inches, 30 Pauls.
by himself in obedience to his master's inis first deposited, and then the earthy matter, By an ingenious variation of the process, junctions. in such quantity as to have formed itself into he is able to form a cast of differently co The princess lives separate from her husa sınall inountain some hundred feet high, loured marbles, so as to present a white fi- band, but she is allowed to occupy the splenand nearly half a mile in length. This con- gure in relief on a blue or yellow ground, and did building of the Borghese palace at Rome. stant deposition of fresh earth is continually vice versa. This is done by first forming At present the prince resides at Florence. changing the place of the spring, and gra- the cast white as usual, then separating from Napoleon, during his supremacy, had endually approaching it nearer its source in the it all the parts not projecting in relief, and deavoured to bring him forward in some mountain. Of this petrifying water, adran- exposing it as before to a second process of public capacity, but the attempt is said to tage has been taken to form casts, some deposition, from water previously coloured. have failed ; his inattention rendering it newhat in the following manner :-Án im- The coloured carbonate attaches itself to the cessary to withdraw him from the situations pression of the medal is first taken in sulphur, white figure, and this forms a ground on the to which he was appointed. The Princess or, what is still better, on glass, and the im- stratum of coloured matter on which the Pauline is fond of soriety; she is, indeed, pressed figure or mould is then placed in the white matter rests ; but in a manner so as said to display much of the coquetry and course of the stream, to receive the deposit- to form one solid and continuous substance. vanity of a French woman of fashion. Caed matter. As, however, it is desirable that I know not whether the petrifying springs nova hạs executed a statue of hier, the symthe dissolved earth be deposited in a certain in Scotland or in Derbyshire, are sufficiently metry and luxurious attitude of which is state and condition, a series of three or four strong to produce casts in so short a time as much admired. One evening she issued inpits are sunk in the earth at a short distance ten or twelve days, but I should think the vitations for a large rout; the form of the from each other, and communicating by experiment might be tried with probable invitation expressed her hope, that she ineans of tubes. In these pits, deposition success, in small and delicate gameos, which should have the company of such and such to a certain extent is successively maile, till would not require any great degree of thick- persons, to see the statue by Canova the water at length arrives at the last stage, ness.
lighted up." refined, as it were, and charged only with At Rome, Mr. Williams visits the
Persons sufficiently well acquainted, by to fall through a tube on two pieces of board, we remark
that his opinion of the latter ters of the different members of it, gave the its desired portion of earth. It is then made studii of Canova and Thorvaldsen; and the length of their intercourse, with the two or three inches broad, placed crosswise thus + the effect of which is to break the fully corroborates the statements con- reputation of superior aimiableness to two streain, and throw off the water in all direc-cerning him, which will be found in our other sisters of Napoleon, Madame Baioctions. Beneath this crossed piece is another Biographical Sketch. He declares that chi and Madame Murat ; the former is always similar one, and a third still lower; but all For an accurate knowledge of the beau mentioned with particular respect. of them crossing in different directions, the ideal, or the perfection of nature, whichever
Lucien carefully abstains from shewing colunn of water that falls on them. These criminating eye for the beauties of the au- He never touches on political subjects, or more completely to break and disperse the you please to call it, united with a keen dis- limself in public, though he almits such crossed pieces are then surrounded by framne tique, yet still preserving originality, Thorwhich are arranged the impressed sulphurs superior to Canova, who sometimes appears of learning his opinion. He affects an ocwork of wood, of a pyramidal form, within waldson, especially in his basso-relievos, is can be betrayed into conversing upon them
when introduced by others, who are desirous or glass, previously touched with a solution to copy himself. In examining the works the subsequent separation of the cast. They days of greatness, and seems to catch a por- which he has been said to be occupied reof soap, to smooth the surface, and facilitate of the former, the mind is led to ancient casional air of frivolity in conversation, pro
bably as a veil to the serious designs, with are disposed all round the pyramidal case, tion of ihat sacred light, which and placed somewat obliquely forward, op- the genius of Phidias, Praxiteles, and Cleo- specting his brother. However, that may posite the several series of crossed sticks, menes; the latter, on the other hand,
pre- be, it is said to be a difficult matter to draw and at the distance of about a foot from their sent; to you the choicest views of nature,
him out into giving his opinions on any subextremities. In this position they receive a with less acquired knowledge from ancient ject, whether political or not. He had comcontinual an!! equable dash of the water, sources, and perhaps with less refinement menced farming, partly after the English which deposits its earthy matter on the im- of sentiment and delicacy.
manner, at his country villa La Rutinella, praesed surface, and which matter takes
supposed by some to stand on the scite of with the greatest tineness and precision the
Omitting the amusing accounts of Cicero's Tusculan villa. His passion for figure of the body on which it consolidater. the Anglo-introductions to the Pope, agriculture had, however, much cooled, and The cust, thus obtained, may be marle of and many other attractive particulars, was succeeded by a passion for astronomy. any thickness, but in small figures; it is * Postponed for want of room.
He is in possession of a fine telescope, and
some other optical instruments by Dolland, we had the anecdote. The prince possesses the rooms are small, I should think not but I learned that he was fickle in all these a fine palace, with a collection of pictures, above ten feet high. Every house is provided different pursuits, and soon abandoned them. said to be very valuable: he has recently with a well and a cistern. Every thing seems His dwelling in Rome is sufficiently hand- married his natural daughter advantageously to be in proportion; the principal streets do some, and he has often small parties in the to a Roman nobleman.
not appear to exceed 16 feet in width, with evening for music or dancing : two of his From Rome, the author pursued the side pavements of about 3 feet ; some of daughters play and sing prettily, and ex- usual route to Naples, and of course, the subordinate streets are from 6 to 10 feet press a partiality for Scotch, music, espe- Herculaneum, Pompeii, &c. were vi- wide, with side pavements in proportion; son, of Edinburgh: one of their favourite sited. After a short notice of the former, by steps. The columns of the barracks are airs is, " Scots wha ha’e wi' Wallace bled." we have a very picturesque description about 15 feet in height; they are made of His eldest daughter (the fruit of his tirst of the latter.
tuffa with stacco: one third of the shaft is inarriage) was married to a Roman noble Pompeii, which was entomhed in a softer smoothly plastered, the rest futed to the man. Her uncle had, at one period, de substance, is getting daily disencumbered, capital. The walls of the houses are often signed her to become the spouse of Ferdi- and a rery considerable part of this Grecian painted red, and some of them have bornand, the present king of Spain, but after-city is unveiled. We entered by the Appianders and antique ornaments, masks and imiwards altered his plan, thinking that some way, through a narrow street of marble tations of marble, but in general poorly exething more was necessary to secure the full tombs, beautifully executed, with the names cuted. I have observed, on the walls of an dependence of Spain upon his own pover. of the deceased plain and legible. We looked eating room, various kinds of food and
The mother of Napoleon, formerly digni- into the columbary below that of Marius game tolerably represented; one woman's fied by the title of Madame Mere, resides, Arius Diomedes, and perceived jars con- apartment was adorned with subjects relatogether with her brother Cardinal Fesch, taining the ashes of the dead, with a small ting to love; and a man's with pictures of a in the Palazzo Falcone. She lived in se- lamp at the side of cach. Arriving at the martial character. Considering that the clusion, and was even said to have become a zate, we perceived a centry-box, in which whole has been under ground upwards of devotee. Only one of her former ladies of the skeleton of a soldier was found with a seventeen centuries, it is certainly surprising honour remains with her; she occupies, lamp in his hand: proceeding up the street that they should be as fresh as at the period however, a full suite of apartments, very beyond the gate, we went into several streets, of their burial. The whole extent of the handsomely furnished, and with a greater and entered what is called a coffee house, the city, not one half of which is excavated, attention to comfort than is usual in Italian marks of cups being visible on the stone : we may be about four miles. It is said that houses. She affects none of the reserve of came likewise to a tavern, and found the Murat employed no less than 2000 men in Lucien on certain subjects, but speaks with sign (not a very decent one) near the en- clearing Pompeil
, and that Madame Murat tears in her eyes of the ex-emperor, dis- trance. The streets are lined with public attended the excavations in person every plays the feelings of a mother in her lan-buildings and private houses, most of which week. The present government have not guage respecting him, and laments that he have their original painted decorations fresh retained above 100. has not written to any of his family since his and entire. The paveinent of the streets is We shall add but one more extract, being at St. Helena, fondly cherishing the much worn by carriage wheels, and holes upon a subject of infinite classical imhope, (which appears to prevail among the are cut through the side stones, for the pur- port. government would finally set him at liberty; place; and in certain situations are placed Herculaneuin is extreinely curious and in
The unfolding of the Papyri discovered at and generally concludes with soine strong stepping stones, which give us a rather unencoiniums on the character of the English favourable idea of the state of the streets, the process is extremely slow: perhaps not
teresting. From the frailty of the material, nation, with the generosity of which she de- We passed two beautiful little temples ;
more than half an inch is unfolded at a time, clares herself well acquainted.
Madaine went into a s:ırgeon's house, in the operation and is fixed upon gold-beater's leaf. In apMere has evidently been a very fine woman; well, through the aid of her toilette ; her an anvil and hanmer, were discovered ; a cular folds seeming like the growth of the at her advanced period of life she still looks found ; entered an ironmonger's shop,
where pearance, the Papyri inight be mistaken for manners are even dignified. She appears a sculptor's and a baker's shop, in the latter wood. In looking at these black and induraqueen, and refutes, as do her daughters, of which may be seen an oven
and grinding ted inasses, it requires an effort to believe the ladies of the Buonaparte family, which likewise an oilman's shop, and a wine shop number of the rolls is very great ; only two were so easily accredited in Britain." In one lately opened, where money was found in voluines of them, howerer, have as yet been of the rooms in Lucien's palace is a bust of the till; a school in which was Niccolo Buonaparte, the father, which exhi- pulpit with steps up to it, in the middle of work of Epicurus, and a Latin poem in hex
published ; the last contains fragments of a bits a countenance of remarkable expression; the apartment ; a great theatre; a temple of finer, indeed, than that of Napoleon, or any justice; an amphitheatre, about 220 feet in
ameters,very much mutilated, apparently deof the family. Ierigth various temples; a barrack for Anthony and Octavius. In the next volume
scriptive of the contest for empire between Rome, at this time, 1817, is the residence soldiers, the columns of which are scribbled will be published a treatise of the philosopher of other princely families. The abdicated with their names and jests; wells, cisterus, Chrysippus conceruing Providence. I beliere king of Sardinia, the ex-queen of Etruria, seats, tricliniums, beautiful Mosaic; altars, there was found rolled up in his works a bust and the former king of Spain, Charles. The inscriptions, fragments of statues, and many inscribed Epicurus, which may, perhaps, first of these personages lives pretty closely other curious remains of antiquity. Among form a standard for identifying the different the life of a devotee ; but the king of Spain the most remarkable objects was an ancient
heads of that philosopher. intermixes with his religious offices a very wall, with a part of a still more ancient martolerable attention to the pleasures of the ble fricze, built in it as a common stone;
These examples will speak for the table.
and a stream which has flowed under this volumes just published ; of which we The prince of Peace retains with Charles once subterraneous city, long before its shall only further say, that their lucuthat influence which has been fatal to his in- burial ; pipes of Terra Cotta to convey the brations in Greece, Ionia, &c. 'are of terests and those of Spain ; the minion still water to the different streets; stocks for equal interest. of Charles's queen, his presence is consi- prisoners, in one of which a skeleton was dered necessary to the royal happiness. "I found. All these things incline one almost could not support existence without that to look for the inhabitants, and wonder at Chefs-d'æuvre of French Literature, condear man,” was the expression of king the desolate silence of the place.
sisting of Interesting Extracts, front Charles to a Roman physician, from whom The houses in general are very low, and
the Classic French Writers, in prose and
French, to fainilies, and to teachers. . It is a of the former, for as unany years as there are / his Divine Poem of Paradise Lost. the appendix to this volume, of which / fierce to her; the other, was of the droll kind ; doctors of law the very pink and quintesbelong'i to å sett of strollers, and that the / years; and she was very thankful for the head round before he had finished the last
verse ; with Biographical and Critical | to what she had to say: and heartily wish'd | Religiously receiv'd? May you be the better Remarks on the Authors and their they wou'd be the better for it: She then for reading of it, as I was for seeing it! Works. Vol. I. Prose. London. 1820, gave an account of her Life; and, by her There was but one thing that ottended me.
own confession, appear'd to have been a very All the Actors, except the Devils, were woByo. pp. 392. naughty woman in her time.
men; and the person who represented the Though unfitted for extract, we are inluced to notice this volume for its excel
This was the First Scene. At the Second, most venerable character in the whole Play,
a back curtain was drawn ; and gave us a just after the Representation, came into the lence. The biographical sketches are so spis sight of our Saviour and the Blessed Virgin : Pitt ; and fell kissing a Barber of her Acritedly executed as to hold competition with amidst the Cions. The poor soul address'd quaintance, before she had chang’d her Dress. Mr. T. Campbell's recent lieautiful work in herself to our Saviour first, who rattled her She did me the honour to speak to me too; filled up in a manner to give us entire satis-extreamly; and was indeed all the while very but I wou'd have nothing to say to her.
All she desired was to be sent to It wus from such a Play as this, (callid faction. We do not, therefore, hesitate to Purgatory, instead of going to llell : and she Adam and Eve) that Milton, when he was in recommend this publication to students of at last beg'd very hard to be sent into the Fire Italy, is said to have taken the First Ilint for.
What most interesting and instructive book, cal
drops of water in the sea. is no favour was small beginnings are there sometimes to the culated equally for the school and the jt- shown her on that side, she turn'd to the Vir- greatest things ! I am ever (with all Services renile library; and nut, from being the gin and beg'd her to intercede for her. The to all Friends,) latter, as is too often the case, unworthy of Virgin was a very decent Woman : and an
Your Dutiful and Affectionate, inature and general reasling. Among the
J. SPENCE. principal authors quoted are, D'Alembert, had angerdlher Sun so much, that she cou'd
swer'd her grarely, but steadily ; “That she Barthélemy, Bavie, Bossuet, Butlon, Cré- do nothing for her:" and on this, they both Anastasius; or Memoirs of a Greek. billon, Dilerot, l'éncion, Florian, Fontenelle, went away together. La Harpe, Marmontel, Ilontaigne, Montes
3 vols. The Third Scene consisted of three little quieu, Pascal, Raynal, Rollin, Rousseau, Le
(Continued.) Angels, and the Damn'd Soul. She had no Sage, Sévigné, Voltaire, &c. &c. &c. better luck with them : nor with St. John
Anastasius, now Selim, so specially the Baptist, and all the Saints in the Fourth : converted to Mosleminism, as we have Spence's Anecdotes &c. By S. W. Singer. so, in the Fifth, she was left to two Devils ; recorded, of course required instruction
In our last we promised an example seemingly to do what they wou'd with her, in his new faith. His instructor isof the epistolary matter contained in One of these Devils was rery ill-natur'd and
The gravest of the whole grave body of and for a Devil, I can't say but what he promise we acquit ourselves by the in-goo:l-natur'd enough: thò he delighted in sence of truc believers ; one who would not sertion of the following entertaining rexing the poor Lady rather too much.
miss saying his namaz regularly four times a letter from Mr. Spence to liis mother In the sixth Seene, matters began to mend day, three hundred and sixty days in the year, when travelling
a little. St. John the Baptist (who had been for all the treasures of the Devas; whó, to with our Saviour I belicre behind the Scenes) whole koran by heart unto the last stop; and,
obtain the epithet of hafeez, had learnt bis told her, if she wou'll continue her Eintreaties, who, not satisfied with praying to God like Turin, Dec, 2, 1739. Dear Mother,
there will let some Hope for her. She on other people, had linked himself to a set of Soon after I cane to this place, as I was
this again "hesought our Saviour and the walking one Evening under the Porticos of Virgin to have compassion on her: The Virgin dancing Derwisues, for the sole purpose of the Street of the 10, 1 saw an Inscription Son to have pity on her; on which it was was melted with her Tears, and desir'd her addressing the Deity with more effect in a su
gar-loaf cap, and twisting round the room like, over a great Gate ; which, as I am a very carious 'I'raveller, you may be sure I did not granted, that she shou'd go into the Fire, only a top: a personage who, in a derout fit, would niss, reafting. I found by it, that the House for sixteen or seventeen hundred Thousand plump down upon his knees in the midst of
most mildness of the Sentence. Inscription was a bill of the play that they
reekath of his orison, if all Constantinople were to art that Evening. You may imagine
The Serenth (and last) Scene, was a Con- were trembling in an earthquake; who, conhow surpris'd I was to find it conceiv à in test between the two Infernal Devils above sizleriug all amusements as equally heinous, the following words : " Here under the mentioned, and her Guardian Angel Ther made no difference between a game of chess Portico's of the Charitable Hospital for such came in aguin; one grinning, and the other or mangala, and illicit attentions to one's izs hare the Venereal Disease, will be repre-open-mouth'd to devour her. The Angel in great-grand mother, and once, in his sented this Erening, The Dumned Soul: with told them, that they shou'd get about their devout fury, with his enormous chaplet poproper Decorations." As this seem'l to be business. He, with some difficulty, at last sitively demolished Karagheuz in the midst one of the greatest Curiosities I cou'll possibly drove them off the Stare; and handed off of all his drollery: a personage who, at the inect with in any Travels
, Limmediately paid the good Ladly; in assuing her that all end of the Ramadan, looked like a walking my tbrce-pence; was shewd in with great woull be very well, after soine hundreds of spectre, and the very last time of this fast civility: and took iny seat among a number thousands of years, withi hier,
absolutely doubled its length, only for having of people, who seem'd to expect the Tragedy All this while, in spite of the excellence of snuffed up with pleasure, before the hours ot the Night with great Seriousness.
the Actors, the greatest part of the Enter- of abstinence were over, the fumes of a kieAt length the Curtain drew up; and dis- tainment to one was the countenances of the bab on its passage out of a cook-shop : a cover'd the Dann'd Smu?, all alone, with a people in the Pitt and Boxes. When the personage who hail an absolute horror of all inelancholy Ispect. She was (for what rea- Devils were like to carry licr off, ciery body representations of the human figure--those son I dont know): drest like a fine Lady ; in a was in the utmesi consternation ; and when of Saint Mark on the Venetian sequin only, gown of Fame-colour'd Satin. She held a St. John spoke so obligingly to her, they excepce: a personage, in fme, who already white Ilan Ikerchief' in her hand, which she were ready to cry out for Joy. When the was surnamed in his own district the Wely apply'd often to her eyes; and in this attitude, Virgin appear'l on the Stage, every body or Saint; and whom all his neighbours were with a lamentable Voice, began a prayer (to looked respectiill; anil on several words dying to see dead, only that they might hang the Holy and erer Blessed Trinity) to enable spoke by the Actors, tley pullid off their their rags round his grave, and so get cured her to speak lier part well: afterwards she lats, and cross'd themselves. What can of the ague. adoress' herseis to all the good Christians you think of a People, where their very When this reverend Moollah first made. in t'ie Room: beg'd them to attend carefully faces arc Religious, ant where they are so his appearance, his face was still bedewed
TO 31 RS, SPENCE.
nothing to do but to go over the whole again, tempted to make his way southward in-Negroes who come fion is bestowed on all
with tears of sympathy, occasioned by a most | against it ; and then, -as he had an undubit Great animosity seems to prevail between heart-rending scene of domestic woe, which able right to do with his undisputed property, the Ilallengas and the Abyssinians, the latter his charitable hand had just assuaged. In an -gain completely overset them by the ir- never being mentioned by them without some adjoining street he had found, stretched out on resistible force of his arguments; after which opprobrious epithet, the mildest of which is the bare pavement, a whole miserable family, --having entirely silenced his adversary, he Kafer. I had heard in Upper Egypt, and at -father, mother, brother, sister, together at rose, equally proud of the acuteness of his Berber, that caravans sometimes depart from least with a dozen children of tender age, own rhetoric, and charmed with the sagacity the Hallengas for Massouah; and I was afin a state of complete starvation. The very with which I had listened.
terwards told at Djidda, by some Massouah description of such a piteous sight harrowed The truth is I had fallen asleep; where- merchants, that Hallengas were sometimes up my soul. Lest however the holy man fore, when I suddenly awoke on the din of seen at that place with cows for sale; but I should incur a suspicion of having been be- his argumentation ceasing, I shook my head could hear of no such intercourse during my trayed into a weakness so reprehensible as with a profound air, and by way of shewing stay åt Taka. The Hallengas have a slight that of pity for the human species-for how much in earnest I meant to be, with a commercial intercourse with the Abyssinians which he felt all the contempt it deserved, very wise look said I could not give my un- of the province called Walkayt. Had I seen and which he never presuned to solace un- qualified assent, until I heard both sides of the least probability of making my way toder any of the visitations inflicted by provi. the question. Thus far I had heard neither. wards Massouah, I should have attempted dence, -I should add that the wretched ob This determination rather surprised my it, for that part of the country appeared jects of his present compassion were of that doctor, who seemed to have relied on my me to be very interesting; it would have led less criminal sort, the canine species! They faculty of implicit credence.. “Hear both me through the dwellings of many tribes who belonged to those troops of unownerl dogs sides of the question!” esclaimed he in ut- form the links of the chain by which the whom the Turks of Constantinople allow to ter astonishment. “Why that is just the Abyssinians are connected with the Arabs, live in their streets on the public bounty, in ray never to come to a conclusion, and to and whose manners, no doubt, present strikorder to have the pleasure of seeing them remain in suspence all the days of one's life! ing originalities; but after what I observed bark at the Christians whom their Frank Wise men first adopt an opinion, and then of the character of the people of Taka, I did dress betrays. To these, and other beings learn to defend it. For my part I make it not think that I should have the smallest of the irrational genus, were entirely conned a rule never to hear but one side ; and so du chance of being able to protect my little the benefactions of my tutor; and if his own all who wish to settle their belief.” property after quitting my companions the species have few obligations to acknowledge After various adventures at Constan- Souakin merchants; and from what I saw of from him, he was recorded as having pur-, tinople, our hero sets out to claim his the hospitality of these people, I was certain chased the liberty of three hundred and fifty mother's estate at Naxos, for his change To have engaged one of these savages as a canary birds in cages, granted pensions to of religion gave the right to the young-guide would have been of little avail, had he the baker and butcher for the maintenance of fifty cats, and left at least a dozen dogs,
er brother. On his voyage, one of his eren proved faithful, as he could not have whom he found on the pavé, handsomely fellow passengers, he tells us, was cnsured my safety for more than one day's provided for in his will.
A personage with syhom I had inade ac- journey, or as far as the limits of his own No sooner was my venerable instructor quaintance on board the Turkish fleet, du- tribe.
'I should then have fallen among comfortably seated on his heels in the angle ring the expedition to the Alorea, Never strangers, all intent upon plundering me of of my sofa, than looking around him with lad we met since the failure of the attempt whaterer I possessed, while I should have an air of complacency, as if he liked my lodg- on Mayno. The marine therefore felt great had nothing to offer in my defence, and could ings, he told me to my infinite satisfaction, pleasure in boasting of the more successful hardly have made myself understood, very few that, provided he only took his station there one against the same nest of pirates, under- people in those parts speaking Arabie. I for two hours crery day, be pledged himself taken the ensuing year. The delight with hope, therefore, I shall not be blamed for before the end of the first year to instruct which he described how the Moohassil of the abandoning this project, while, on the other me thoroughly in all the diversities of the Morea forced the little peninsula by land, hand, I had reasonable hopes of reaching four orthodox rituals,—thel sanely, Schafey, and the Capitan-pasha blockaded it by sea; Souakin in safety, I heard at Taka that Hanbaly, and Maleky; together with all that and how the inhabitants, driven by the one Souakin and Massouah were at equal disbelonged to the ninety-nine epithets of the out of their strong holds, fell with their boats tances from the Hallengas. Deity, represented by the ninety-nine beads into the clutches of the other, could only be of the chaplet. In the space of another exceeded by the rapture with which he paint. Mr. Burckhardt went on towards the
Obliged to relinquish this project, twelvemonth he ventured to hope that he ed the males all hanged, and the women and might go over with me the principal dif- children all drowned, in order to reconcile Red Sea, between which and the Nile, ference between the two hundred and eighty them to the Turkish yoke. "You” he con- he was now nearly mid-way. His remost canonical Mufessirs or commentators cluded, “who are going to take possession marks retain the same character as hion the Koran, as well as the two hundred of your estates, inean henceforth I suppose therto : he relates very extraordinary and thirty-five articles of the creed, on which to lead a sober country life, and have done things with the utmost simplicity, and theologians entertain a difference of opinion; with all such frolics. May you prosper ! seems to forget that they are not the mised to enable me completely to refute all and want a little vice to season my pleasures!" become somewhat familiar to him. and in the third year of our course, he pro- For my part, I hate innocent amusements; less astonishing on account of having the objections which the Alewys and other Tenedos now being near, my friend called dissenters make to the Sunnee creed; and to for the boat, and got himself rowed ashore; The caravan started from Taka on the have a general idea of the tenets of the seven- while I wished him at parting a great deal 15th June, and proceeded N. E. by N'; ty-two leading heretical sects, from that of of pleasure with all manner of vice. and the annexed account of pilgrim Ata-hakem-el-Mookanna, or the one-eyeu
(To be continued).
routes to Mecca is exceedingly inteprophet with the golden mask, to KhandHassan, the fanatic who eat pork and drank
resting to African geography. wine in the public market place like any
Burckhardt's Nubian Travels, 4to. June 16th. We continued in the direction Christian : so as through dint of so much
of N. E. by N. We had now with us eighteen diligence on the fourth and last year to have From Taka Mr. Buckhardt was
or twenty of the Tekayrne, or Negroe pil.
The it my memory
from the west, in search way of a little foretaste of his method of to Abyssinia, through the land of the of learning. They do not call themselves by disputation, he took up one of the controver- Arabs Omran, and the Hallengas ; but this
this name of Tekroury, which many assured ted points ; first raised his own objections he tells us
me they had never heard till they reached the