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forical, Literary, and Critical, in Medicine, the case; drawing, at the same time, this very intes the little sufferers, was endemic or peSurgery, and Pharmacy, (Paris, 1785);" | obvious inference froin it (for he is literally culiar to Scotland: and it is observable, that “ Bulletin de la Faculié de Aledecin de savant jusqu'aux dents) viz. From this the Scotch plunge themselves and their chilParis, ISOS;" and "Reflections upon Odon- circumstance arose no doubt the ingenious dren into cold water, even in the depth of talgin ;" (il which“ see,'') contain the fable, which represents Cadmus as giring winter'' ! Nor let any of our southern readers fullest and most invaluable information. birth to men, hy sowing the teeth of the fancy that Mr. Duval approves more of their Should the world not be inclined to buy all dragon which he had slain."!!
custoins. No, addressing his countrywomen, these tomes, it may be reli to kno:v how Not being quite sure that men were born he says; “ To clothe a child as much as is snnch intelligence is contained in le (ive beg from teeth, we are, at all events, certain that requisite to shelter it from the sudden imparilon, the) Dentiste: and in the first teeth are exceedingly serviceable appendiages pressions of heat and cold, is what nature place it is worthy of remark, as Mr. Duval to them, after they liave been born. In this demands for an easy dentition ; every where ingenionsly states, “that the Latin word Mr. Duval bears us out: “ If (says he) the she offers us the example. Let us endeavour which signifies a tooth, is an abbreviation of orator to whoin Rome had the honour of rather to imitate her, than to believe that we another word, which implies chewings, and giving birth, compared the teeth to the chords can do better, and leave to the English to which proves that the teeth have always of a musical instrument for the purpose of rake their children walk barefoot, according been considered by the ancients as formed modifying the sound of the voire; if, in order to the advice of their writers Locke, Floyer, especially for that operation.”!!
to speak the Jewish tongne with more grace, Hamilton, and others.” After this we are This marvellous natural secret being ripped St. Jerom caused his teeth to be filed; if not surprized to learn that the French ladies from the mystical and bieroglyphical oracles they serve plysiognomists with the means are such admirable nurses that their milk or the earliest sages ; Mr. ). increases our ad- of calculating the probable longevity and sometimes absolutely intoricates their bamiration of his acuinen and sagacity by fur- moral character of man, and if they form one bies!! ther informing us, that " The teeth are of the greatest ornaments of beaniy, the pa These little drunken animals, however, like found in most animals which live upon solid rasite in his turn only esteems them for one other children, about the age of seven years, food, and they serve naturalists for the piir- function more important, in which he puts come to their second dentition, or permanent pise of classing them into herbivorous, gra- those organs into action for the purpose of teeth; and in this department Mfr. Duval's minivoralls, and carnivorous ; and as man dividing and grinding his aliment, which learning shines once more : “ To see, (says is closed with all these different kinds, he forms the object of his delight; the freshness he) two rows of teeth, as in the son of Mithis calle: omnivorous, that is, he is intended of his appearance announces his having mas- ridatus, or three, as in Hercules, must certo eat of all." !!
ticated well, an, consequently the digestion tainly excite our astonishment : perhaps, wc The Ogre Man, thus felicitously defined by has been perfect; which seems to verify an might be tempted to doubt these facts, and hisedacious qualities, is fitter, as our readers arage used by the Arabian physicians, • he consider them only as fables, if in a collection who are concerned in the fact will be happy who does not inasticate well, is an eneniy to of observations published at Breslaw, in to learn, for his devouring purposes, in the his own life.?” And this admirable axiom 1772, and dedicated to the celebrated Haller, following manner :
is immerliately clenched by a quotation from Arnold had not reported, that he had seen a " When the mouth is opened the teeth the Arabic: «Illuin qui non benè mastica- child, aged fourteen years, who had seventyexhibit themselves under the form of tivo verit, animain suam odisse constat.”
two teeth, thirty-two for each jaw, which semicircular rows of little white bodies, hard The next branch handled by our author is were healthy and well placed in two rows, and shining; in the arlult they are thirty- that of the first dentition, or milk teeth ; and except the front ones, which were slightly two in amber, sixteen for cach jaw: the here again, if he mounts into the third hea irregular.” The cutting of teeth in very oli four in the middle are flat and cutting, they vens, it will be acknowledged that he has age, be also tells us, is not in the common are therefore called inscisores or cutting the excuse of some connection with the course of nature, and facetiously proposes teeth; from their connection with the four Via Lactea, or Milky Way. His exordium the following epitaph, composed by himself, others of the lower jaw, which have the is in a style worthy of him, or of bis for the general use of such exceptions to the same name, there can be no doubt, that translator. • Although,” says he, “ in general rules of dentists. they are intended to cut, whicn they come in centition is only considered as an operation Here lies an old person once toothless and boary, contact, like a pair of scissors. Upon the by rhich the teeth tend to pieree and tra
Who renew'd all his teeth, and his bealth and - sides of these in euch jaw are two teeth, verse the gums, in order to arrange them his hair, wyliich are inore round and sharp, and which selues in their places, yet we cannot dispense And then was cut off in the height of his glory, seem made to tear the aliment, like those of with the necessity of considering it in a more After living two ages devoid of all care. clogs, from which they borrow their name; extended point of view. The teeth, as well (canine) they are also called eye teeth, be- as every other part of the boxly, begin to conduct, the author mildly remonstrates with
For these ultra-teethings, and other miscause their root being exceedingly long, ap- exist fróin the earliest moments of life.”
Nature : that beneficient mother is, as he proaches the eye nearer than those of any Nevertheless, “ The child being born, the other tooth; they do not however communi- nourishment destined for him, proves that justly observes," sometiines forgetful in her cate with that organ, and the involuntary he has no need of teeth during the first year; the Author of all things has marked out for tears which are observed to show when one of it is true that infants have been born with her ; sometiines she gives to certain teeth an thern is drawii, are also seen upon the extraction of one of the grinders ; they are great monarch, (Louis XIV,) in whioin the oblique direction, again she transports them alsu calic: angular escull, either on account presence of a tooth at his birth, seemed the they cross each other, or they are so turned
to a distance from their proper seat; here of their form, or because being placed at presage of his future greatness.”. each angle of the mouth, they regulate its This prophetic property of teeth is another observe one which presses against the lip;
as to present one of their sides; there we extent: more backward, and on each side recoininendation to Mr. Duval's work; for of these teeth, are fiee others called molares it will readily be granted, that so extraor- producing excoriation; again we find a tooth or grimlers, two small, and three large, dinary a quality, in addition to their common
planted in the middle of the palate.” whose office it is to grind the fooi, am and daily usefulness, renders them of infi
Oh! fie on Nature, to give dentists so much have the same effect in mastication is the nitely greater importance than any other
trouble as these confounded transportations, inill stoles lare in a inill."
organ. M. Duval proceeds to condemn the transpositions, crossings, and plantings must So provided with cutters, tearers, and washing of infants in cold water, as preju
* It is a common saying in France, that such grinders, inclu:ling the pris om teeth, it is vicial to the teeth ; and with a marked seve. a one lics like a dentist" il ment comme un strange that men should have fallen into such rity, reprehends the mothers in Scotland for arracheur de dents;" from the dentists always a blunder about these members, as to fave the practice, as giving their children the assuring their patients that drawing a tooth will regarded them as inorganic bodice without croup. “It bas been remarked (he tells us) give no pain. Has Mr. Duval furnished any other life', which Mr. Duval assures us has been that this cruel disease, which speedily suffo ground?
* Deus quasi dictus edens.
occasion! We should like to sce the skill of | gistrate ordered the plant to be pulled up | shaved ; but we should not conclude with Duval employed in transplanting a grinder and destroyed, believing it to be venoinous ; Hottinger, that the presence of the beard is from the middle of the palate to some more and there was found among its twigs an a preservative against that malady. The appropriate situation.
enormous toad. It was, therefore, believed carious and painful teeth of those venerable Having administered this wholesome cor- that this anitual had communicated a per- anchorites, who distinguished themselves by rection to nature, our author next fails foul of nicious quality to the leaves of a plant among their long beards, have scarcely left us room aeids, for the mischief they do to his charge, which it delights to live."
to believe that any intimate connection exists the teeth. “Tie antients (as he tell us) were The lesson from this is
between this part and the teeth.” not ignorant of the injurious effects which “Whatever be the origin of this account, There aru inany other things to be shunacids have upon the teeth, the prophet Jere- it may serve as a lesson to those who hold ned, and many to be done ; but we must miah expressly says, that it we eat un- in their mouths, either for their teeth, or for now refer those of our readers who are deripe grapes the tectli will be set on edge; and any other purpose, certain substances, whose sirous of further information on this subject, Solomon, who was not unacquainted with pernicious tendency they are unacquainted | 10 the work itself, which they will find to be the physical sciences, observed an analogy with.”.
exceedingly, particular in its directions on between the action of smoke upon the eyes, Mr. Duval now warns his patients against every misadventure and malady incident to and that of vinegar upon the teeth."* Well certain things, which have been found by teeth-to employ a dentist! 'Í'his, indeed, may he exclaim after this, punning so hap- experience, (an:1 he as usual quotes his is the sun of what we have gathered from it, pily upon the blouring of flurrers. “By what authorities,) to be a little detrimental to the and the whole may be summed up in the aufatality then are the minds of men fascinated teeth. Among these, we may particularize thor's own words. with those powders which have an acid base? cracking cherry stones, knocking your mouth “If, notwithstanding all the precaution to It is like the charm of a fine flower, which in playing at blind-man's bufi' against the preserve the teeth, certain disorders should only yields an agreca!»le odour, that it may inarble table of a cominode or of a chimney, still appear, yet we need not despair of a more effectually strike a mortal blow at those the stroke of a hammer, thumps with tennis remedy; submitted to the vigilant eye of the who dare approach it.” Such persons are balls, a push in the jaw with a foil; against all professional man, his hand is often able to worse than beasts.
which practices, we join in dissuading those arrest the progress, and his counsel to re. “ If these truths should appear to some who wish to preserve a good show of teeth. more the cause ; but it is important to appersons ill-founded, or of less weight than we Mr. Duval further advises any one whose pły in the incipient state of the disease, for believe they merit, we request them to re- teeth are “ entirely knocked out of their at a certain period, medical science is often collect the lesson which has been given them sockets,”. not to swallow them; though unavailing, or precarious." by the cows, of which M. le Vaillant has Elian praises this act, in a wrestler whom he This course, gentle realer, will make given an account, from his own observation mentions (Historiar. Diversar. lib. x. cap. your gums more odorous than the precious of their habits among the Caffres : ac- xix.). To this we may annex another piece gunis of Arabia ; you may sinile and even cording to this illustrious traveller, when of excellent counsel given by this prince of laugh without fear, and salute without these cows have eaten herbs which liave a dentists. He proceeds :
apprehension : but as for the teeth, we would sour taste, their teeth are strongly set on “ To represent a ferocious animal with humbly suggest to Mr. Duval, in his own. edge; to relieve which, they mutually hite teeth of iron is an ingenious idea which drolling style, that his last word above each others horns, when they cannot find belongs to the style in which the prophet qnoted, seems to us to be erroneous, since any bones : those persons then, (i. e. such Daniel wrote: it is to arm ferocity with the best system of treatment that we can as are not blesscd with horns) after using weapons of such a hardness, that sparks think of, is that which he appears to depreacids to clean their teeth, will try from the might be drawn from them. Dut conliding ciate; namely, the Pre-Carious method. example of these animals, to soften their too much in this solidity, no one should effects by gnawing their nails
, and they will imitate the example of him whose teeth Jack Randall's Diary of Proceedings at finish by biting their fingers."
gave sparks when struek with a flint, as re the House of Call for Genius. Edited But if this example will not suffice, lo Jated by Bartholin ; he will also leave by Mr. Breakwindow, &c. &c. Lonanother.
the bully to chew glass and stones, don, 1820. pp. 73. “ Two young persons, Pasquin and Si- well as those who have the indiscretion to
We ought in conscience to say a good monc, were conversing together at the foot crack nuts with their teeth. To use thein upon the properties of sage for cleaning the loosening thein, or at least of producing an roured us anonymously from time to time, of a tree, which was situated in a garden, thus, is to run the risque of breaking or of word for this little spirited publiection, since teeth ; Pasquin even gathered some leaves irritation which afterwards may become the with the effusions of his fancy. of that plant, with which he rubbed his source of pain and caries.”
Having teeth and gums; but immediately became Biting threads, tying parcels, drawing thought them worthy of a place in the Lite pale, lost his sight, his speech, and soon corks and nails with your teeth ; and more rary Gazette, we need hardly repeat, that as died: his face was swelled, and inarked with over, wragering them in any bet, ought pru- of the age, they seem to us amusing and
lively trifles, characterising one of the follies black spots. Simone was aecused of liaving dently to be avoided. “Want of cleanliness poisoned this young man; when brought also renders the mouth fætid, which in ingenious. But the very preference which before the judge, she clearly explained to society where it is customary to embrace we have already displayed, crainps our purhiin by going to the foot of the tree, how often, is a matter of importance.”
pose of illustration; and we are compelleil
, the leaves of sage had been used by Pas This is in France, where fashion and cos
in allowing Jack Randall and liis congenial quin, and illustrated it by rubbing her own tuine too operate against the teeth, which Editor to put in their own blows, to reject gums with the same plant; but how great leads their zealous patron to condemn in those that hit hardest, for the sake of what was the astonishment, when the same effects exorably slight clothing, crops, and shaving.
are of a newer cast. Tije following, from the were immediately seen to ensue, and she " It is not a matter of indifference with Diary, is Master Randall's picture of his died. To prevent a similar scene, the ma- regard to the teeth, to submit the head to
“Changehouse" at different periods. • To balance bis hatred of acids, Mr. D. es- the teeth may have been cured, according to
the caprices of fashion. Although pains in Who has e'er been at Randall's at day-break ? presses a love for saccharine matter. He says, the report of some observers, by cutting the / The first gleam of light froin the East stealing
in, others, that of the Duke of Beaufort, who though hair, we ought not to conclude, that we can he eat daily more than a pound of sugar for the always imitate without inconvenience the | And bright'ning the white chalks that on the space of forty years, still preserved his teeth headl-dress of Titus and of Caracalla, many Mrs. Randall has scored; and the pipes on the even to seventy years of age, firm and perfect; persons could repose to the contrary.
floor, seems to prove that sugar is not hurtful to the It sometimes happens, that the tooth- That, broken and crack'd, have fell from the teeth.
ache is produced every time that a person is
Of the Cuves who love light-twist*, at evening One poem more will suffice to give an | tations of olives, almonds, and gum trees ; to cheer 'em ?
adequate idea of the volume, to our classi- some plants of the (fashook) gum ammoniac Who love them when sleeping, for stretch'd on cal and female readers.
are here discovered." Vines producing purple the sand,
grapes of an enormous size and exquisite Are the Coves rather cult, in somnabulence near 'em, On Moulsey when the moon was bright,
flavour: (dergmuse) the Euphorbium plant And comets wing'd their burning flight,
is discovered in rocky parts of the mountains; Who has e'er been at Randall's, when twilight Was heard the sound of tax-cart light,
and great abundance of worm-seed and stickhas lent
Of Ballwin rolling rapidly.
liquorice.* The indigo plant (enneel) is Inexpressible charms to this lush-crib, and sent All those who were Swipers, yet hated the day, But Moulsey when the sun was high,
found here; as are also pomegranates, of a
large size and a most exquisitely sweet filaTo witness the spot where their feet lov'd' to Saw clouds of dust in myriads fly; For pruds and rattlers rolled by
vour, and oranges. Ascending the Atlas, When the light that is streaming from the newly
Full trot in drunken revelry. after five hours' ride, ive reached a table-land, lit Gas, At early dawn was heard the “sing"
and pitched our tents near a sanctuary. The Sheds its ray on the tap tables, benches, and 01-“Clear, Baldwin, clear the Fancy's ring, temperature of the air is cooler here, and panes, For soon Tom Crib will Randall bring,
the trees are of a ditrerent character; apples, And illumes the light wet, that now shines in each
In buggy-to fight dev'lishly.” pears, cherries, walnuts, apricots, peaches, glass Then, then arose a murd'rous din;
plums, and rhododendrums, were the proOf the Soakers that sit in sweet Chancery Lane. For Randall then came rattling in,
duce of this region. The next morning, at This night, just at nine, the Kids'gan to drop-in, And, when he gain'd the ropes within, five o'clock, the army struck their tents, and But seem'd undetermin’d for going or stopping;
He flung his castor vauntingly. after ascending seven hours more, we met Which I thought unhandsome,- for most of them Then Turner rais'd a deafʼning shout,
with another change in vegetation. Leguknew
And whips wav'd high, and fists flew out, minous plants began to appear ; pines of an I'd got all on purpose for them, clean and For Belcher leap'd the ring without,
immense size, ferns, the belute, a species of ready,
And peeld the buffers desterously. oak, the acorn of which is used as food, and A bran-new fresh cargo of Prime-wet me-through; on, Turner, on—now Nonparcil,
is preferred to the Spanish chesnuts elms, (A name Trot thought genteeler for gin than Let every blow in thunders tell,
mountain-ash, seedra and snobar, the two the Deady :) Your mauleys do their duty well,
latter being a species of the juniper. After And I long'd just as much as a beau at a ball,
And mill the fibber gloriously. To shew off in prime style, or a wit with his His ogles now both look askance,
this we passed through a fine campaign coun. funning;
try of four hours' ride: we were informed His chatterers all in air now dance, And 'twas my intention, when the Chair gave a
that this country was very populous; but our call Now, Nonpareil, thine is the chance,
fakeer and guide avoided the habitations of For blue ruin, to set this “right sort of stuff".
And thou hast won it easily.
We now began again to ascend these running, Sinile, Moulsey, smile, the sun again
magnificent and truly romantic mountains, Shall once more Llaze upon thy plain,
and in two hours approached partial coverWe now select an address to a renowned And dry each claret mantling stain
ings of snow. Vegetation here diminishes, pugilist, in which the pun is fairly carried
That Turner has spilt willingly.
and nothing is now seen but firs, whose tops through. The grass once more shall grow upon
appear above the snow; the cold is here To Mr. Painter, on his late Pugilistic Combat with The spot of all this slaught'ring fun,
intense ; and it is remarkable, that the pulthe renowned Tom Oliver. Where blunt was lost and flinseys won,
lets’ eggs that we procured in the campaign Oh, Painter! thou Artist, whom dane Nature
And Deady guzzlcd merrily.
country just descrilied, were nearly twice the owns, For painting the life, the flesh, and the bones,
SHABEENY'S TIMBUCTOO, &c.
size of those of Europe. Proceeding two
hours further, we came to a narrow pass, on In colours cerulean,-whose bright-tinted hue
By J. G. Jackson.
the east side of which was an inaccessible Could be drawn out, my old one, by no one but
Had we not become, through prac- mountain, almost perpendicular, and entirely you. Rejoice in your laurels, and suig the full cup;
tice, somewhat hardened reviewers, we covered with snow; and on the west, a treLet your old heart with triumph, and joy be could not so long have delayed the ex- mendous prccipice, of several thousand feet For in milling tough Tom, and sewing him up, parts of this curious and entertaining the path is not more than a foot wide, over ecution of our promise, to bring further in depth, as if the mountain had been split
in two, or rent asunder by an earthquake : You've prov'd your executive powers most volume before our readers. In our No. a solid rock of granite. Here the whole army Thou Raphael of fancy! your fist was the brush, 171, we abridged Shabeeney's remark- dismounted, and many prostrated in prayer, And Tom's head was the palate, where many a able intelligence respecting Timbuctoo invoking the Almighty to enable them to pass blush
and Housa ; and in 178, gave only a few in safety; but, however, notwithstanding all of the crimson was drawn ; but the blue and the miscellaneous extracts from Mr. Jack- possible precaution, two mules missed their Yon contriv'd to extract from his chest and his son's more direct and personal labours. footing, and were precipitated with their burback. Referring to these, we now resume his dens into the yawning ahșss. There is no
other Your powers of handling we saw in a trice,
pass but this, and that of Belawin, interesting notices of various places and which is equally dangerous for an army; so When your bunch of five : tickled his murs, customs, &c. in Africa. and then ribb'd him;
that the district of Suse, which was formerly And your genius for keeping, for just like a
The second part consists of letters, a kingdom, might be defended by a few men, vice,
giving an account of various journeys through against an invading army from Marocco of You held the old boy while you facer'd and West and South Barbary, performed by the several thousands, by taking a judicious pofibb'd him.
author: it is from these that our present sition at the southern extremity of this narrow Oh! when Sir Thomas, by that Miller Time, selections are taken. The Emperor Soliinan path and tremendous precipice, which is but Is sent full trot to that delicious clime,
having marched from Fas to Marocco, sent a few yards in length. Proceeding northWhere Rubens dwells, and Titian takes the orders to his nephew, Abd el Melk, the go- ward through this defile, we continued our
air, Thou Painter, fit for such a station rare,
vernor of Santa Cruz, to join him with the journey seven hours (gradually descending
garrison and merchants of that place. Mr. towards the plains of Fruga, a town of conCome up to town and stand for the Professor's Chair.
Jackson was of the party; and on the second siderable extent, distant about fifteen miles
day they reached the noble chain of the Atlas from the mountains). Proceeding two hours * Tobacco.
mountains. He gives the following descrip This root abounds all over Suse, and is The milling hand is often figuratively term- tion of this superb region :
called by the natives Ark Suse, i.e. the root of ed" the bunch of five."
This country abounds in extensive plan- Suse: the worm sced is called sheh.
further, making together nine hours' journey, | Mushoir, which is the gate situated near the When any one gives them money, they prothe army pitched their tents, and we en- palace and place of audience, towards the nounce a blessing on him; as (Allah e zeed camped on another table-land, on the nor- Atlas mountains. The next day 1 had an kherik) may God increase your good,' &c. thern declivity of Atlas, at the entrance of an audience of the emperor, who received me The province of Haha abounds in lepers ; iinmense plantation of olives, about a inile in (the Jenan En neel) the garden of the and it is said that the Arganic oil which is west of a village, called Ait Musie, a most Nile, a small garden adjoining the palace, much used in food throughout this picluxuriant and picturesque country.
The containing all the fruits and plants from the turesque province, promotes this loathsome village of Ait Musie contains many Jegys, Nile of Egypt. The (worde fillelly) Tafilelt- disease!". whose external is truly miserable ; but this rose grows in great luxuriance in this garden, In another journey to Mequinas, by way appearance of poverty is merely political, for resembling that of China ; the odour is very of Rabat, it is stated they are a trading and rich people, for such grateful and strong, perfuming the air to “On the morning of the 15th, we pursued a patriarchal country. The olive plantations a considerable distance. This is the rose, our journey to Mequinas, passing through at this place, and in many other parts of this from the leaves of which the celebrated a very fine country, inhabited by a Kabyl country, do honour to the agricultural pro- | (attar el worde) i. e. distillation of roses is of Berebbers, called Ait Zemurh. We haltpensity of the einperor Muley Ismael, who made, vulgarly called in Europe, otto of el, at four o'clock P. M. at a circular Douar planted them. They cover about six square roses.
of these Berebbers, in a fine campaign miles of ground; the trees are planted in “The emperor declared the port of Santa country. The next morning, at five o'clock, right lines, at a proper distance; the planta-Cruz to be shut ; and that no European mer we struck the tents, and proceeded through tion is interspersed with openings, or squares, chant of any nation should continue there.” a dangerous country, infested by artful robto let in the air. These openings are about In travelling from Marocco to Mogador, hers, and the occasional depredations of the a square acre in extent.
" the first day's journey is through the plains lion and other wild beasts, whose roaring we “ În travelling through the various provinces of Sheshawa, a fine champaign country heard at a distance. We saw several square of South and West Barbary, these extensive abounding in corn; the mountains of Shes- buildings, which our guides informed us plantations of olives are frequently met with, hawa, which are higher than any in Great were built by the Berebbers, for the purpose and particularly throughout Suse. It ap- Britain, have strata of oyster and other of destroying the lion. The patient hunter peared that they were all planted by the em- shells at the top of them.
will conceal" himself in one of these buildperor Muley Ismael, whose indefatigable Mr. J., on examination, found these strata ings, which are about five feet by seven, and industry was proverbial. Wherever that several feet deep, and extending all the way will wait whole days for an opportunity to warrior (who was always in the field) en- down the mountains.
get a shot at the lion : these noble beasts are camped, he never failed to employ his army Leprosity, it appears, is still as prevalent here said to be the largest in all Africa. Afin some active and useful operation, to keep in this part of Africa as it was once in Eu- ter travelling this day ten hours, we pitched them from being devoured by the worm of rope.
our tents at another circular encampment indolence, as he expressed it. Accordingly " There is (says our author), near to the of the Zimurite Berebbers. These people wherever he encamped, we meet with these walls of Marocco, about the north-west drive in stakes and place thorny bushes extensive plantations of olive trees, planted point, a village, called (Deshira el Jeddam) round their encampment, eight feet high, by his troops, which are not only a great i. e. the Village of Lepers. I had a curio- and fill up the entrance every night with ornament to the conntry, but produce abun-sity to visit this village; but I was told that thorns, as the fiercest lions of Africa abound dance of fine oil. The olive plantations at any other excursion would be preferable; in the adjacent forests, and sometimes atRas El Wed, near Terodant in Suse, are so that the Lepers were totally excluded from tack their habitations, accordingly they keep extensive, that one may travel from the rising the rest of mankind; and that, although none a large fire all night to deter the lions and to the setting sun under their shade, without of them would dare to approach us, yet the other wild beasts from approaching." being exposed to the rays of the effulgent excursion would be not only unsatisfactory At page 198, we find a curious paper on African sun.
but disgusting. I was, however, determined the excavated residences of the inhabitants “We remained encamped at Ait Musiet to go ; I mounted my horse, and took two of Atlas, which we subjoin; only prefacing three days, amusing ourselves by hawking horse guards with me, and my own servant. that Hel el Killeb and Ben el Killeb are with the prince's falconer, and hunting the We rode through the Lepers’ town; the in- synonimous; the former signifies the dog antelope. Early in the morning of the fourth habitants collected at the doors of their ha-like race, the latter the sons of dogs. In day, we descended the declivity of the Atlas, bitations, but did not approach us ; they, the Map of the World by Fran. Mauro. A.D. and travelling eight hours, we reached the for the most part, showed no external disfi- 1459, inserted in Dr. Vincent's Periplus of populous town of Fruga, situated in the guration, but were generally sallow; some the Erethrean Sea, the country of these people same extensive plain wherein the city of of the young women were very handsome; is described as lying N. W. of Abyssinia, or Marocco stands. From this village to Ma- they have, however, a paucity of eyebrow, the country of Prester Jan; and they are rocco, a day's journey, the country is one whích, it must be allowed, is somewhat in there denominated Benicheleh, the province continued corn-field, producing most abun- compatible with a beauty ; some few had no of Dogs; because the natives (as the map dant crops of wheat and barley, the grain of eyebrows at all, which completely destroyed asserts,) have the heads of dogs. The which is of an extraordinary fine quality, and the effect of their dark animated eyes. They orthography Benicheleh is however incornearly twice the size of the wheat produced are obliged to wear a large straw hat, with a rect,; the final h ought to be a b;--this is at the Cape of Good Hope.
brim about nine inches ivide ; this is their possibly an error of the press. “On our approach to the metropolis, the badge of separation, a token of division be “ The inhabitants of the snowy or upper cmperor sent the princes that were at Ma-tween the clean and unclean, which when regions of the Atlas live, during the months rocco to welcome the prince Abd El Melk. seen in the country, or on the roads, pre- of November, December, January, reThey were accompanied by 100 cavalry, who vents any one from having personal contact bruary, and half of March, in caves or exsaluted our prince with the Moorish com- with them. They are allowed to beg, and cavations in the mountains ; the snow then pliment of running full gallop and firing accordingly are seen by the side of the roads, disappears, and they begin to cultivate the their muskets. These princes, who were re- with their straw hat badge, and a wooden earth. lations of Abd El Melk, son of Abd Salam, bowl before them, to receive the charity of “ I have repeatedly heard reports of the shook hands with him respectively, and then passengers, exclaiming, (attanie mita 41- (11el el Killeb,), dog-faced race; of the kissed their own. This is the salutation lah) bestow on me the property of God:' (Hel Shual,) tailed race; and of the race when friends of equal rank meet. We en- (kulshie m’ta Allah) • all belongs to God!' having one eye, and that in the breast. It tered the city of Marocco at the Beb El reminding the passenger that he is a stew- is extreinely difficult to ascertain the origin
art of, and accountable for the appropria of these reports, which are so involved in † Here the prince sent couriers to the empc- tion of his property; that he derives his pro- inctaphor that the signification is not intelror, to announcc his approach.
perty from the bounty and favour of God.ligible to Europeans; their existence is not
doubted, however, in Africa. Of the Hel el to have this inmate, by treating it hospitably I has a knack of putting words together, till kille some ignorant people afirm that the whenever one appears ; they leave out food a kind of composition is effected, at which, Alnighty transformed one of the tribes of the for it to eat during the night, which gra- those who are not over fastidious contrive Jews into these people, and that these are dually dowiciliates this reptile. These ser- to feel somewhat amused. It is here ) inake their descendants ; others report them to be pents are reporter to be extremely sagacious, my stand, and I think not suficiently in a mongrel breed, between the human and and very susceptible. The superstition of any body's way to run much chance of ape species ; their strength is said to be very these people is extraordinary; for rather being molested. It is on the first step of great. The Africans assert with considerable than offend these serpents, they will sufier the ladder to fame; and if by accident I confidence, which is corroborated, that the their women to be exposed during sleep to should be jostled off, it won't minch matter, Hel Shual have a tail half à cubit long ; that their performing the office of an infant. as I have not far to fall." they inhabit a district in the desert at an | They are considered, in a house, emblema We congratulate him on this fact; but inmeuse distance south-east of Marocco ; | tical of good, or prosperity, as their absence still it is painful to fall eren one step, and that the Hel El Killeb are in a similar di- | is ominous of evil. . They are not often especially, for a heary body, which in truth rection; that the latter are diminutive, visible; but I have seen them passing over is the case here. At Brussels, the author being about two or three cubits in height; the beams of the roof of the apartments. A mentions the following report, which we do that they exclaim bak, bak, bak, and that friend of mine was just retired to bed at not remember having heard before. they have a few articulate sounds, which Marocco, when he heard a noise in the “ One thing at least I must speak of on they mutually understand among themselves; room, like something crawling over his head, account of its extraordinary pature; the that they are extremely swift of foot, he arose, looked about the room, and dis- Americans, I forget the year, in order to and run as fast as horses. The Ariunaspi covered one of these reptiles about four feet destroy the Dutch shipping in the Texel, of Herodotus are called by the Arabs Hellong, of a dark colour, he pricked it wito conveyed there several casks of a peculiar Ferdie, these are represented by the Aralis his sword, and killed it, then returned to worm, which they emptied into those waters ; of the desert as living at the foot of the bed. In the morning he called to him the the result was, that they ate their way into lofty mountains of the Moon, near Abyssinia: master of the house where he was a guest, the hulks of the vessels, which in a short time the male and female are equally without hair and telling him he had attacked the serpent, became completely rotten; a piece of the on their head, having large chins and nos- the Jew was chagrined, and expostulated timber, thus rendered uscless, is preserved trils, like the ape species ; they are said to with him, for the injury he had done him : in spirits at this cabinet, containing still have a language of their own ; their costume apprehensive that evil would visit liim, he the destructive agents in the holes which is a jelabea, and a belt, without shoes or intimated to his guest, that he hoped he they had made. I mention this circumstance licad dress ; their country is said to abound would leave his house, as he feared the ma- because I do not remember that we have in gold. It is " a consummation devoutly lignity of the serpent; and he was not ré- any such curiosity ai our British Muscum." to be wished,” that our knowledge of Africa conciled until my friend discovered to him Another of the most agreeable extracts should increase so as to enable us to unravel that he had actually killed the reptile.” we can pick out, will suficiently excmplify the mystery of these doubtful reports, to
the writer's general manner. He and his ascertain the degree of credit that is due to A Tour through a Part of the Nether-companions set out for Rouvray. these mysterious traditions. These desile
lands, France, and Switzerland, in the for the horses in this day's journey, we were
“ As there was a good deal of hill-work rata, however, can hardly be cxpected, whilst the present injudicious plans for the
year 1817. By Thomas Heger. Lon
not able to reach that town, and were obliged discovery of Africa are persevered in. We don, 1820. 8vo. pp. 250.
to put up at a lone house, at ten o'clock at must, if we desire to discover effectually the We anticipated from the preface a rather night, about a mile out of the public road. hidden recesses and reported wonders of this more entertaining tour than this upon pe- The appearance of the place was rather continent, adopt plans and schemes very rusal has turned out to be. The writer, against it, to those whose taste the use of different from any that have hitherto been indeed, lays no claim to a very elevated comforts had spoiled for frek beds, jacksuggested; we inust adopt a grand system station in travelling lore; but, even mo- towel sheets, and sanded tile floors ; but upon an extensive scale, a system directeil derate as his pretensions are, we do not where there is no choice, the proudest must and moved by a person competent to so think that he has accomplished any thing yield :-we had walked up several of the great an undertaking. The head or director which ought in sound judgment to have hills, to save our horses, in the course of of such an expedition should be master of thrust his labours out of the private circle of the day; and fatigue is not much disposed the general travelling and trafficking lan- friends into the public for suffrage. The to quarrel with any place of rest. guage of Africa, the modern Arabic: he most favourable view that we can take of " A large kitchen divided my room froin should moreover be acquainted with the the volume is, that the writer has journeyed that of my companions ; and in a recess, at character of the people, their habits, modes abroad under the influence of very amiable one extremity of it, was a bed, screened by of life, religious prejudices, and fanaticism. feelings, and acted in a manner which it a dirty old red-and-white chequered curtain, A grand plan, thus directed, could hardly could be wished, for the credit of our country, full of large holcs ; though one of which, at fail to secure the command of the commerce were the fashion with all its tourists ; but each extremnity, we were greeted, on enof Africa to Great Britain. Then the dis- beyond this, we find little to praise. He trance, by a grim face, surmounted with a covery
of the inmost recesses would follow went over a very beaten road; saw little that red cap, which once, no doubt, in its earlier the path of commerce, and that continent, has not been described a thousand times; servitude, had been able to confine the which has bafled the researches of the and, excepting a species of sentimentality stubble which it encompassed; but, alas ! moderns as well as of the ancients, would belonging to one of the lower forms of the subdued by its hard duty, it could no longer lay open its treasures to modern Europe, school of Sterne, has varied in no degree keep under the refractory bristles, which and civilisation would be the natural result from the accustomed style of the note and now stood on end through the breaches of Then would be the period to attempt the common-place book. A bit of romance is their prison. Conceive to yourself a welconversion of the Negroes to Christianity; super-added ; and this is all that Mr. Heger come of this sort, in a lone house, at the and the standard of peace and good will produces in support of his right to publish entrance of a wood nine miles through ; and towards men might be successfully planted a book. We are afraid we must nonsuit when you feel the alarm getting master of on the banks of the Nile El Kabeer, or Nile him in the critic court with costs (except the you, inagine a whispering from various Assudan, the Great Nile, or Nile of Sudan, cost of our time); but will allow him a brief quarters, without being able to see the or Nigriti, commonly called the Niger.” pleading. It is thus humbly that he sets mouths froin whence it issued; then, when The following is a singular fact : forth his own capabilities.
you have worked up your fears to an almost “ Every house in Marocco has, or ought “There is a kind of talent-I beg the critic's loverwhelining pitch, just fancy to yourself, to have, a domestic serpent : I say ought to pardon, I mean a sort of — I really don't on suddenly looking up, an arın extended have, because those that have not one, seek I know how to call it, but a something which from a hole in the ceiliog, beckoning a tall