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occasions night-mares and horrors inex- spirable matter, * will not receive more; and 3. When you are awakened by this uneapressible : we fall from precipices, are as- that matter must remain in our bodies, and siness, 'and find you cannot easily sleep saulted by wild beasts, murderers, and de- occasion diseases : but it gives some pre- again, get out of bed, beat up and turn your mons, and experience every variety of dis- vious notice of its being about to be hurt- pillow, shake the bed-clothes well, with at tress. Observe, however, that the quanti- ful, by producing certain uneasiness, slight least twenty shakes, then throw the bed ties of food and exercise are relative things: indeed at first, such as with regard to the open, and leave it to cool; in the mean those who move much may, and indeed lungs is a trifling sensation, and to the pores while, continuing undrest, walk about your ought, to eat more; those who use little of the skin a kind of restlessness, which is chamber till your skin has had time to disexercise, should eat little. In general, difficult to describe, and few that feel it know charge its load, which it will do sooner as mankind, since the improvement of cookery, the cause of it. But we may recollect that the air may be dried and colder. When you eat about twice as much as nature requires. sometimes on waking in the night, we have, begin to feel the cold air unpleasant, then Suppers are not bad, if we have not dined; if warmly covered, found it difficult to get return to your bed, and you will soon fall but restless nights naturally follow hearty asleep again. We turn often, without find- asleep, and your sleep will be sweet and suppers after full dinners. Indeed, as there ing repose in any position. This fidgetti- pleasant. All the scenes presented to your is a difference in constitutions, some rest ness (to use a vulgar expression, for want of fancy will be too of the pleasing kind. I am well after these meals ; it costs them only a a better) is occasioned wholly by an unea-often as agreeably entertained with them as frightful dream and an apoplexy. after which siness in the skin, owing to the retention of by the scenery of an opera. If you happen they sleep till doomsday. Nothing is more the perspirable matter—the bed-clothes to be too indolent to get out of bed, you common in the newspapers, than instances having received their quantity, and, being may, instead of it, lift up your bed-clothes of people who, after eating a hearty sup- saturated, refusing to take any more. To with one arm and leg, so as to draw in a per, are found dead abed in the morning. become sensible of this by an experiment, good deal of fresh air, and by letting them

Another means of preserving health, to let a person keep his position in the bed, fall force it out again. This, repeated be attended to, is the having a constant but throw off the bed-clothes, and suffer twenty times, will so clear them of the persupply of fresh air in your bed-chamber. fresh air to approach the part uncovered of spirable matter they have imbibed, as to It has been a great mistake, the sleeping in his body ; he will then feel that part sud- permit your sleeping well for some time rooms exactly closed, and in beds surround- denly refreshed; for the air will imme- afterwards. But this latter method is not ed by curtains. No outward air that may diately relieve the skin, by receiving, lick- equal to the former. come in to you is so unwholesome as the un- ing up, and carrying off, the load of per Those who do not love trouble, and can changed air, often breathed, of a close spirable matter that incommoded it. For afford to have two beds, will find great chamber. As boiling water does not grow every portion of cool air that approaches luxury in rising, when they wake in a hot hotter by longer boiling, if the particles the warm skin, in receiving its part of that bed, and going into the cool one. Such that receive greater heat can escape; so vapour, receives therewith a degree of heat hifting of beds would also be of great serliving bodies do not putrefy if the particles, that rarefies and renders it lighter, when it vice to persons ill of a fever, as it refreshes so fast as they become putrid, can be will be pushed away with its burthen, by and frequently procures sleep. A very large thrown off. Nature expels them by the cooler and therefore heavier fresh air, bed, that will admit a removal so distant pores of the skin and the lungs, and in a free which for a moment supplies its place, and from the first situation as to be cool and open air they are carried off; but in a close then, being likewise changed and warıned, sweet, may in a degree answer the same room we receive them again and again, gives way to a succeeding quantity. This end. though they become more and more cor is the order of nature, to prevent animals

One or two observations more will conrupt. A number of persons crowded into being infected by their own perspiration. clude this little piece. Care must be taken a small room thus spoil the air in a few mi- He will now be sensible of the difference when you lie down, to dispose your pillow nutes, and even render it mortal, as in the between the part exposed to the air, and so as to suit your manner of placing your Black Hole at Calcutta. A single person is that which, remaining sunk in the bed, de- head, and to be perfectly easy; then place said to spoil only a gallon of air per nies the air access ; for this part now mani- your limbs so as not to bear inconveniently minute, and therefore requires a longer fests its uneasiness more distinctly by the hard upon one another, as, for instance, the time to spoil a chamber full, but it is done, comparison, and the seat of the uneasiness joints of your ancles: for though a bad pohowever, in proportion, and many putrid is more plainly perceived than when the sition may at first give but little pain and be disorders hence have their origin. It is re- whole surface of the body was affected hardly noticed, yet a continuance will rencorded of Methusalem, who being the long- by it.

der itless tolerable, and the uneasiness may est liver, may be supposed to have best Here, then, is one great and gene- come on while you are asleep, and disturb preserved his health, that he slept always in ral cause of unpleasing dreams. For when your imagination. These are the rules of the open air ; for, when he had lived five the body is uneasy, the mind will be dis- the art. But though they will generally hundred years, an angel said to him,- turbed by it, and disagreeable ideas of va- prove effectual in producing the end inArise, Methusalem, and build thee an rious kinds will in sleep be the natural con- tended, there is a case in which the most house, for thou shalt live yet five hundred sequences. The remedies, preventive and punctual observance of them will be totally years longer.” But Methusalem answered curative, follow :

fruitless. I need not mention the case to and said, If I am to live but five hundred 1. By eating moderately (as before ad-you, my dear friend, but my account of the years longer, it is not worth while to build vised for healih's sake) less perspirable art would be imperfect without it. The case me an house; I will sleep in the air, as I matter is produced in a given tiine; hence is, when the person who desires to have have been used to do.' Physicians, after the bed-clothes receive it longer before they pleasant dreams has not taken care to prehaving for ages contended that the sick are saturated, and we may therefore sleep serve, what is necessary above all things, should not be indulged with fresh air, have longer before we are made uneasy by their

A Good Conscience, at length discovered that it may do them refusing to receive any more. good. It is therefore to be hoped, that 2. By using thinner and more porous ON THE EARTH'S MAGNETISM, ETC, they may in time discover likewise, that it bed-clothes, which will suffer the perspirais not hurtful to those who are in health, ble matter more easily to pass through

To the Hon. J. Boudoin, Esq. and that we may be then cured of the aëro- them, we are less incommoded, such being DEAR SIR, Philadelphia, May 31, 1788. phobia that at present distresses weak longer tolerable. minds, and makes them choose to be stifled and poisoned, rather than leave open the is that vapour which passes off from our bodies, something philosophical in it. As you are • What physicians call the perspirable matter,

Our ancient

correspondence used to have window of a bed-chamber, or put down the from the lungs, and through the pores of the now more free from public cares, and I exglass of a coach. Confined air, when saturated with per-| eighths of what we eat, skin. The quantity of this is said to be five- pect to be so in a few months, why may we

pot resume that kind of correspondence.

Our much regretted friend Winthrop once had not been a mere shell supported by a glory in the honour conferred on them by made me the compliment, that I was good heavier fluid? Would not such a supposed Your Majesty, King of Kings. at starting game for philosophers. Let me internal Auid globe be immediately sensi

Perhaps Father of kings would be a try if I can start a little for you.

ble of a change in the situation of the more applicable title, for it is generally Has the question, How came the earth earth's axis, alter its form, and thereby agreed that his Majesty has sixty boys by its magnetism, ever been considered? burst the shell, and throw up parts of it and sixty girls living, and about the

Is it likely that iron ore immediately ex-above the rest ; as if we could alter the poisted when this globe was first formed, or sition of the fluid contained in the shell of same number deceased. Twelve of his may it not rather be supposed a gradual an egg, and place its longest diameter daughters are already married, and production of time?

where the shortest now is, the shell must twenty-five of his sons are governors of If the earth is at present magnetical in break; but would be much harder to break the principal provinces and cities of the virtue of the masses of iron ore contained if the whole internal substance were as so- empire ! As Persia is of considerable in it, might not some ages pass before it lid and hard as the shell?

political consequence in the existing rehad magnetic polarity ?

Might not a wave by any means raised in lations of Europe, we shall annex a list Since iron ore may exist without the po- this supposed internal ocean of extremely of their leading stations, according to larity, and by being placed in certain cir- dense fluid, raise in some degree as it

their primogeniture : cumstances, may obtain it from an extemal passes the present shell of incumbent cause; is it not possible that the earth re-earth, and break it in some places, as in Mahomed Ally Meerza, governor of Kerceived its magnetism from some such earthquakes ? And may not the progress maundshah. càuse?

of such wave, and the disorders it oc Abbas Meerza, of Aberbyejaun, resident In short, may not a magnetic power casions among the solids of the shell, ac- at Tabriz. exist throughout our

system, perhapscount for the rumbling sound being first Abdoolah Meerza, of Zunjaun. through all systems, so that if 'men could heard at a distance, augmenting as it Ally Muggeh Meerza, of Causween. make a voyage in the starry regions, a com- approaches, and gradually dying away as it Hoossein Ally Meerza, of Shiraz. pass might be of use? And may not such proceeds ? a circumstance observed hy the Hassan Ally Meerza, of Teheran (since universal magnetism, with its uniform direc- inhabitants of South America in their last elsewhere.) tion, be serviceable in keeping the diurnal great earthquake, that noise coming from a Mahomed Kooly Meerza, of Khorassaun. revolution of a planet more steady to the place some degrees north of Lima, and be Mahoined Tuckey Meerza, of Booroosame axis ?

ing traced by inquiry quite down to Buenos jierd. Lastly, as the poles of magnets may be Ayres, proceeding regularly from north to Hyder Cooly Meerza. And, tenth, Ally changed bythe presence of stronger magnets, south, at the rate of — leagues per minute, Shah Meerza, who is twenty-six years old, might not in ancient times the near passing

as I was informed by a very ingenious Peo and has already a progeny: The present of somne large comet of greater magnetic ruvian whom I met with at Paris. monarch is about 45, and has reigned power than this globe of ours, have been a

I am ever, iy very dear friend, twenty years. means of changing its poles, and thereby

Yours most affectionately, On their way from Teheran to the wracking and deranging its surface, plac

B. Franklin. Russian frontier, many things occurred ing in different regions the effect of centri

worthy of observation. Near Casween fugal force, so as to raise the waters of the

they saw the Zenjeed, or flowering silver sea in some, while they were depressed in

Lieut. Col. Johnson's Journey overland

willow, in full blow, the smell of which others ?

from India. 4to. Let me add another question or two, not

is held by the natives to have

Colonel Johnson and his party, of relating indeed to magnetism, but, hqvever, whose journey we have already twice sions of females, and on this account men

The effect of greatly increasing the pasto the theory of the earth.

Is not the finding of great quantities of spoken, * left Ispahan on the 21st of of character are careful to preserve their shells and bones of animals (natural to hot May, and travelled by Kaushoon and wives and daughters from its influence. climates) in the cold ones of our present

Koom to Teheran. In his route the It is lamentable to think that the Poet world, some proof that its poles have been author gives lively descriptions of the of Lalla Rookh was unacquainted with changed?

Persian costume, mode of travelling, the virtues of a plant so admirably calcuIs not the supposition, that the poles have tombs, &c.; but we shall hasten over this lated to have adorned his song, and that been changed, the easiest way of account part of the volume, and that which suc- Colonel J. should have had so little ing for the deluge, by getting rid of the old ceeds relative to Persia, in order to de- patriotism as not to import a few seeds difficulty how to dispose of its waters after vote a larger portion of our notice to of the Zenzeed. Any of our Horticulto be changed,' and placed in the present ground not so frequently trodden, nor so tural Societies would have received the equator, the sea would fall there about 15 well treated ;, for though Colonel J. phenomenon with delight, and not one miles in height, and rise as much in the pre-travelled rapidly, he observed accurately, Adam among all our gardeners would sent polar regions : and the effect would be and enjoyed favourable opportunities for have misdoubted his Eve one jot the proportionable if the new poles were placed remarks on matters of peculiar interest more for snuffing the fragrance of its any where between the present and the to English readers.

blossoms. But the Colonel only tells us equator.

At Teheran, the baths and an audience what like the shrub is, and then sets Does not the apparent wrack of the sur- of the King engaged the travellers: on himself like a military philosopher to face of this globe, thrown up into long being presented to his Majesty, Colonel account for its effects. ridges of mountains with strata in various positions, make it probable, that its inter- J. thinks the address of the Chargé

The smell of the flower seemed not unnal mass is a fluid, but a Auid so dense as d'affaires rather too submissive and de- like that of ripe fruit kept in a store-room, to float the heaviest of our substances ? Do grading. It was as follows:

sweet and mellow, having withal, when we know the limit of condensation air is These Gentlemen, King of Kings, have near at hand, a soft scent like that of the capable of? Supposing it to grow denser all their lives been anxious to touch the henna. The fruit of the tree is like the within the surface, in the same proportion dust of your Majesty's feet, and this day bear, or olive of India; it is full of farina, nearly as we find it does without, at what forms a new beginning of their lives; they and in the midst there is a hard stone, redepth may it be equal in density with gold ? look on all their past days as nothing, and sembling that of the date.—The trees have Can we easily conceive how the strata of

a profusion of scarlet blossoms; and their the earth could have been so deranged, if it • See Literary Gacette, Nos. 77, 78, leaves of a silvery white hue; the flowers

grow in small bunches like the lilac, of a mountains was found to be only a bank | sidence of the late gallant Platoff (which vermilion colour within, and silvery white before us of forty or fifty feet high, over we must reserve for a concluding article on the outside It blossoms in June, and which the road proceeded. We at first of this review) we may state that Persia, therefore exhales its potent fragrance rather concluded that the lofty ridge of mountains like Turkey, seems full of disunion. Its later than the other flowering shrubs. At we had observed from the eminence was this season the Persian ladies are parti- intercepted from

view; but no such range deserted villages and faded splendour of

population is rapidly declining, as the cularly induced to seek the refreshing shade existed within twenty miles of us. of the garden trees, where they freely in- bank was crowned with rocky masses, which, towns and cities too plainly indicate

. dulge their taste for ripe fruits, which no seen through the fog, had occasioned these But this declension is rather visible in doubt tend to give a livelier circulation to successive illusions. This series of falla- the Persian inhabitants, meaning thereby the blood, and a more joyous flow to the spi- cious appearances produced an indescri- those who dwell in such places. The rits. Hence, and in consequence of the state bable effect on the mind, and might, to an wandering, or nomade tribes, of Tartar of luxurious seclusion and tranquillity in oriental fancy, have suggested the idea of origin, and speaking Turkish, known' which they live, they may become more than magic

under the appellations of Illyauts, Mauusually susceptible of the tender passion; and as summer has ever been hailed as the like calenture or mirage, is indeed in- do not seem to be in the same state of

The perfect reality of these delusions, meksunies, Loors, Bukliaries, &c. &c. peculiar season of love, they may have ascribed to this blossom, which blooms

comprehensible. They might furnish decay. Round most of the borders of when other flowers have faded, an exclu- argument for a Berkeleian controversy, the empire, and in all the extensive sive and fanciful charm.

or teach us to exclaim with Banquo, mountainous regions, the allegiance of An extraordinary phenomenon, better The earth hath bubbles, as the water has, the people is scarcely more than noattested than the effects of the Zenzeed

And these are of them :

minal. odours, was witnessed by the travellers Or rather diving into the deeper philo Travelling is liable to many incona little more towards the northern sophy of his compeer Macbeth,

veniences, from the endless subterfuges border of Persia. It is so curious that And nothing is but is not.

of the mule-owners, &c.; but few we cannot resist its claim to transcrip Near Shaingulabad, our countrymen this kind, and it is but justice to the

countries are free from impositions of tion. Towards six in the morning, a very cold which the only particulars which have say that they take a pride in being kind

met the Russian Embassy, respecting Persians of rank, power, and wealth, to fogs in particular places along the

valleys, yet been published in England have ap- and hospitable to those who pass through rising only a few yards above the wet peared in the Literary Gazette. The re

the country ground, on account of the cold air, which ception and entertainment they met with condensed them. On coming to a height was of the warmest and most hospitable which overlooked those vapours, we saw kind. General Yermeloff treated them Dictionnaire Infernal. Par J. A. S. Colone of them in what appeared a deep chasm like dear friends, and on the night pre

lin de Plancy. or valley before us, into which the road vious to their departure devoted the M. Collin informs us, that before he began led. Beyond the valley we observed above the fog the tops of high mountains, crowned greater part of the night to the kind to compile his Infernal Dictionary, heatbusiness of writing, while they suppos- authors of which have exercised their geo

tentively read fifteen thousand volumes, the with rocky precipices, which seemed at no great distance, and therefore proportionably led it was for his personal concerns, a

nius in writing on demons, spirits, phansteep. We were aware that we had a kotul large bundle of recommendatory letters, or pass to go over, and had been told that addressed to those in command of all cians, sylphs, gnomes, &c.

toms, spectres, ghosts, demoniacs, magi. Aukhund was at the top of it, on the other the principal places and towns in Russia We cannot blame him for having devoted side. As we were still, by our reckoning, through which they were to pass, from one article to Love, of all demons the ten miles from that place, we dreaded the first post on the frontier of Persia, most subtle, perfidious, and cruel. Two or the labour of crossing from the chası be- to Warsaw in Poland. Such generous three thousand poets have endeavoured

, low such a precipitous and extensive chain and noble behaviour is above praise, and since the creation, to unfold his artifices; wards the fog, 1 perceived a dark object in it is delightful to record such actions, but none of them, we believe, mention the it which resembled a distant village ; but which, though performed by and for in- use of certain flies which apothecaries vend as we advanced, it soon changed its aspect, dividuals, are of inestimable value in ject, M. Collin relates the following anec

for a very different purpose. On this suband assumed that of a long avenue of trees, the light of reciprocal international | dote :which seemed to open out as we approached benefits. As we go on we shall have to A gentleman of Lyons had the unisforMy friend and I were both expressing our shew how invariable the subjects of tune to marry a lady by whom he was not surprise at finding an avenue of fine trees Russia evinced the utmost kindness to beloved. After having rainly endeavoured on a desert where we did not expect to see Britons: we trust that such of the to win her affections by all the fine phrases a village, and on which we had hitherto former as visit this country, from the and little attentions recommended by Ovid trees, when in a few minutes we found that Prince to the private traveller, will have and Gentil Bernard, he had recourse to s

sorcerer, who assured him that if he could the view had been illusóry, and that the similar traits of regard to tell of us when prevail ón his eruel wife to swallow a dozen nearest objects, in what had seemed the they return to their native homes.

cantharides in a glass of Spanish wine, he avenue, had the appearance of camels with We shall not detain our readers longer would be perfectly happy. The lady

swał light burdens, on one of which we remarked on the Persian territory, where we intend lowed the potion, and died on the followa man mounted. Afterwards, as they immediately to take up Mr. Morier, but, ing, day.

“ Well,” said the Sorcerer, cleared the fog, they proved, as we now

passing through Tabriz, and thence “ did I not promise that you should be thonght

, to be mules laden with bags of through a part of the inhospitable Khor- happy? You are a widower grain, and men and boys walking with them. We passed on through the fog,

distan, enter the 'Caucasian border of which was very thick, and for a time lost Russia at Kara Klissia, the first Cossack feel much obliged to M. Collin for having

introduced them into his Infernal Diethe high road. The wind soon blew off the station. Before proceeding in Georgia, tionary. It is true be attributes to them vapour, and the sun shone very bright,when however, and copying the very interest- the very best motives, of reminding man of to our astonishment this fancied range of ing details of a visit to the country re- I his duty towards God, his sovereign, and

the laws of his country. But then, it will latter period; the third ascends to the taken to show the importance of this collecbe asked, Is there any thing infernal in sources from wluch these pretended ora- tion, which has been despised without being that?

cles were drawn. The Professor defers to a well known Authors who predicted erruts The following little history will certainly future occasion, the examination of the after they had happened. may, says M. T. prove a'warning to all profane jesten : doctrines taught by the anthors.

very justly, sometimes replace the historian, Gaymond de la Touche, the author of The opinion proposed by the an: hor in or supply his drheiencies. The history of Iphy genie en Tauride, visited a Necroman- the first part is very singular: it might the decirince of the church, and of the err, merely with the intention of turning seem to be a diventary, if be had sucourages of the various sects, may be illushim into ridicule. He accompanied a dis- cerded in rendering it in some measure trated by this collection, and is inay serve tinguished Princess, whom he undertook to probable. According to him, the Siln lline to explain some monuments of art con: cture of all faith in magie, both black and books in this collection are not, as Fahri- nected with the (Christian worship, which white. But the imposing ceremony of the rius and most of the critic, believe, forge are the work of the three insteenturies, operations, the silence of the spertators, ries, for the purpose of impalarc, or a M. Visconti promises to review the puts. the awe and terror with which some were pious fraud to facilitate the conversion of lication of M.'Maio in a brond article, prired, at length began to make an impres- the heathens, but merely religious Porms, but it has not furen found among his papers rion on him. At that moment his atten. in which the ancient b lievero, making use.

(To be cummed) tion was riveted by observing the Conjuror not of an imposture, but of a mere portical run several pins into the bosom of fiction or prosopopeia, for their mutual edi. young girl. You seem very anxious," fication, expressed in elevated and prophe: ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. said the girl, " to know what we are about tie verse, sometimes their profession of here. Well! since you are so curious, faith, sometimes the praises of the Lord, know that you shall die in three days." and of the Incarnate Word, at other times

SECRET LETTERS These words produced such an effert' on their fears and their bopes. It were to be tappened to be written by Madame Beruand) the ex-jesuit, that he was seized with a fit wished that M. Thorlarius had supported

[Translatos) of melancholy, and actually died at the ex- his opinion by some arguments, or alleged piration of the three days. some facts or appearances which might ren

LETTER m. der it probable. Far from this, he has not

& Iden-Jemary lois. ANALYSIS OF THE JOURNAL DES SAVANS eren attempted to wraken the grounds of We have now made excursions to various FOR MARCR, APRIL, AND MAY. proba'ility in favour of the contrary and parts of the Island, though always attended (Concluded.)

generally received opinboa, which is very by a strong escari. The hories most in 1. Sibyllæ liber XIV. editore et interprete witbout any foundation. On the contrary, Cape of Good Hope. They are staall in

far fruen being a gratuitoas conjerture use a se liebewa are brought from tlar Angelo Maio, &c. Additur sextus haber et numerons proofs, which are collected in aze, but possess the advantage of being pars octavi. (um multa vocum et ver. Fabricius, seem to demonstrale, that in the excellent clumbers. suum varietate.

very times whuh witnessed the ongin of 11. Libri Sibyllistarum releris Ecclesix their pretended predhe trots, there were place as a hnut sagbe ii appears to be le

The Ioland is not quite so frigbutul a crisi, quatenus monumenta Christiana Christians who posse lord suthe rent gorelis

indeed almost entirely covered with huge sunt, subjecti; disquisitio auctore Bir-faith to condemn the authors, whom they fragments of rock, but the neighbourhood gero Thorlacio.

contemptuously called Soloml?sets, and who of the Sand Bay is extremely beautiful, This article of the Journal des Savans in had sutkie ient judgment to cuspere the im and the sustounding bulls are over spread *pires a kind of melancholy interese, from postare. In short, notwithstanding the with luxuriant verdure. The exotic trees its being probably the last thing written by perious comtecture of M. Thorlacius, it and plants who h I hal bitherto sees only in the learned and much lamented Visconti to be apprrbraded that most readers will

prints and drawings, were to me objects of Before giving an acrount of the 1415 Si abide by the old opinwa, wbuh regards the singular curiosay. 'The cabluage-tree is vytline Book, lately discovered by the inde author

of these writings as real impostors. extremely abundant ; it bear a resciutance fatigable M. Maio, whose name is familiar to M. Thorlacius, exrepting some of the to the European Fen, except that is leares the readers of the Lucrary basette, JI Vis predictions of the ancient zbuls, which were are about fie feet in length. The above is ronti bas judgrd it advisable first to noter inserted in the new poems, to give them a esery where to be seen, as well as a certain the pamphlet of M. Thorlacius, Professor at greates air of probally, thus that the shrub I do not know its Bame) the leaves Copenhagen, who is honour ally known by date of abn ut' the whole of these poeans of which have a spårv tragrance wten many writing distinguished by cruditwu may be bed between the latters vears of rubbed between the bageri. Gumtree and elegant Latinity

the first catury and the yras 1,4). But are by no mcam uncome. I have ab Though the researches of J A. Fabric ins, be bas bun-ell proved that the collection ways been rustomed to see the myrtle angmented by the notes and additions of is by twenty different authors; stue of small and delu ne skrubbere, however, Wolfgang Ingra, and the late Harles, then may therefore have loved at laser's grown to a tree of considerable sise, have bearly determined, by round criticism.spach:

M. T rengnizes some bebounding and thus, in my eyes, loses sotie prime of what we ought to think of this compilawa, to the end of the third cratury, but lar ils porta brauty The soul is rich, and

Thorlax uus has thought it still suscepts thinks them to be very few in number Mfavourable for ingetator of gery kind ble of further dncussion. He seems to have Visconti, boweres, think that some of the lo the trovernot's garden we saw trees and en indured to it by the small valne set | autburs, unless they were real pripbris, plants belonging to all parts of the world upon the Sibylline verses hy sose late Ger- must have coepuord their pawtas al llar Daks and laculowe, Eaglush werping-ril

. man writen, who have studied the history end of the fourth century; and allegea as low and palm-trees, Solters, orange and of the doctrines and opin was of the (hns an example, which seems to h:m inxuntos banana tree, strawbers, we, and Lians during the Art centuries of the vul nie, the predicaa of the destrueiro of the coffee. gu era. The author cuesider the Sthyl-i Tempic of Senapis at Alexan trua, under Napoleon's quickness of observat we never Lane Books only as a properable monument the reigu of Theundenius, a D. Though so much cuid my asteanbaneet ** of these opiawns and dextrines, and exa- M Viswati dues but vuatrmade the upr during these rekes and promenaderHe mining them in this light, be divades his own asnoudard by the auibut in the tra, cinemate up the house with such rapbday, that dissertation into three parts the firu, part of his work, he hadly raun end the con scarcely drop pace with laws. He treating on the orras son of these writing, arute pese, the perspwwwy, the judgment, comprehends everything at a single glance, and their authors; the second contains and the learning, where to be basses and when to the mening we retun fres minute enuntation of the right dy lline the two last parts the learned world are our radies, and begin to discourse on books, the only pees published till this indebted to M. T for the pains be laws what we have sexa, he is sure to know more

than all the rest of us together. He then I have not seen a single drop since I have has been looking over the plan of his inwalks up and down with his hands behind been on the Island; I am informed that this tended residence, and has given directions him, meditating on plans of improvement. drought will sometimes continue for a whole for several alterations. He takes as great

He lately took a singular fancy into his year! Then all vegetation is withered and an interest in superintending the arrangehead. He expressed a wish to employ him- burnt up, and even domestic animals have ment of this building, as though he never self in the whale-fishery. You will smile at been known to die. Hence it happens, had thoughts of quitting the Island. But this--but I assure you it is true. Vast num- that scarcely one third of the Island is cul- this he probably does only for the sake of bers of whales frequently shew themselves tivated, and for want of water the rest can appearances, as we have known him to act round the Island. He asked how it hap- not even be converted into pasture. in the same way at the Isle of Elba. It may pened that no whale-fisheries had been esta And yet this singular climate is genial to be easily accounted for ; when he has any blished here, as the sea in these parts is the human constitution. The inhabitants object in view, he devotes his whole attenseldom troubled by violent storms, or live to a very old age, and seldom suffer tion to it : he cannot do things by halves. rendered unnavigable by the accumulation from illness ; for the temperature of the And now, my dearest Caroline, I bid of ice. Indeed it was difficult to answer this atmosphere never changes suddenly, and you farewell for a time. I must immequestion, for it must be confessed that the the extremes either of heat or cold are sel- diately go and dress for a Ball to which I whale-fishery might become a great source dom insupportable. During the rainy sea am invited this evening.--Now I think I of trade and wealth to the Island. His eyes son, indeed, the damp air is somewhat in- see you smile-A Ball!" you repeat.-But sparkled, as they always do when he forms jurious, and it is then necessary to guard you must not imagine, my dear, that we some grand idea : “ Let them,” said he, against colds and rheumatisms; but malig- are entirely banished from the polite world. “ make me Sovereign of St. Helena, and nant, infectious fevers, and all the innume. I assure you our ball will be no contemptithey shall see what wonders I will work in rable diseases of other countries, are un ble affair ; nay, I expect it will be rather twenty years.".

known to the inhabitants of St. Helena. brilliant than otherwise. The vessel is But in this he was mistaken. His wan. The invalids of Indian regiments, sent to sail to-morrow inorning, and the Goverdering spirit could never be confined within home as incurable and unfit for service, nor gives this fête in honour of the officers. the boundaries of St. Helena. The whole have frequently recovered so speedily dur I have brought with me all the newest Universe would be too small to contain ing their stay at St. Helena, that they have Paris fashions, you may easily imagine him. We lately asked him, what he intend- been able to re-enlist. If we had made up what an important person I am among the ed to have done, had he been victorious in our minds to remain here, we might calcu- ladies here. The Governor's daughters have Spain and Russia ?.“ 1 should,” said he, late on living to be a hundred years old; already had their dresses made from my " have proceeded through Persia to India, that is to say, if we did not fall victims to patterns, and will doubtless excite the envy and have overthrown the dominion of the the worst of all diseases, ennui. But you of all their female acquaintance. Napoleon English there. That being done, their may rely on it we shall not be very long will be there, and has promised to dance power in Europe would soon have fallen to here ; and even during the few days we with me. nothing." And what if you had succeeded ? have devoted to inspecting our prison, “ A time will come,” he says, “ when I we again inquired. “'I should then have we have devised a thousand stratagems shall make all the world dance." invaded Egypt a second time; and next to escape from this inass of rock, in spite With this prophecy I must close my lethave proceeded to Asia.” In short, we may of guards, telegraphs, and the Commis- ter. Let me once more entreat that you ask as many questions as we please, his. sioners of the Allied Powers. Even will attentively observe my instructions, as final answer invariably is, “ I should then yesterday a trifling but singular circum- well as every thing that is passing in have enjoyed my Universal Empire in stance revived our spirits and hopes. We France. Napoleon placos the utmost re. tranquillity, and have blessed the world were walking on the Sand Bay which com- liance on you! That thought will inspire you

municates with the principal landing-place with courage and perseve ance. Adieu! I often think he is like a raven, which on the Island—there we observed on the P.S. I have hitherto forgotten to inform steals all kinds of valuables, not to enjoy shore some beans of extraordinary size; you that St. Helena is absolutely overrun ihem, but to secrete them on the top of we gathered them up, and asked the per- with rats; and now, unfortunately, a most some turret or tree-Conquest is his sole sons who were escorting us, how they had vexatious circunstance brings it to my redelight. He certainly is a most incompre- come there?

collection. Only imagine my horror when hensible being; and yet, who can help ad “ They have been washed up by the sea,” on unpacking one of my trunks, I found miring him.

said an old Officer ; " it is a thing which a beautiful face cap literally gnawed in But to return to our Island, which we frequently happens ; they most likely come pieces. My husband is so provoking as to are now exploring as eagerly as a prisoner from the African coast.'

laugh at my misfortune, and consoles me does every corner of his dungeon.

* Ha !' exclaimed Napoleon. Then seiz- by observing that Napoleon has still more You, I suppose, have not yet laid aside ing my hand, and leading me a few paces reason to complain. The rats have pene. your furred pelisse ; and, i dare say, sit aside, he whispered, · These beans have trated into one of his boxes of papers, and wrapped up in your cachemire even at the floated on the water for the space of a actually devoured one half of the plan of Opera; but here we experience the scorch- thousand English miles, and are at length the Berlin and Milan decrees ! ing heat of summer, with the sun darting washed ashore. Shall we despair, then its rays vertically on our heads. This hap I confess I did not rightly understand pens twice during the year, and is the only his conclusion respecting the beans : but

CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. period when the SE. winds are suspended. Napoleon frequently alludes to this circum

To the Editor of the Literary Gazette. The heat is very great, but by no means instance. “Nature," he says, “ every where Mr. Editor, supportable, except in the valleys.

requires connection and communication ; Seeing it stated in the Morning Post of You know, Caroline, how terrified I am mankind have only to assist each other, and the 23d of July, that the late T. Ingram, at thunder and lightning ; but, fortunately they will succeed in all they undertake.”. Esq. of Tickwell, Worcestershire, has befor me, St. Helena is seldom visited by Yes, thought I, but the English will queathed 6001. the interest of which is to thunder-storms. This is not much to Na- never afford us assistance. We have hitherto be paid to a Clergyman in Birmingham, poleon's taste. He would like a violent been watched with as much vigilance as for an annual sermon to encourage and storm of thunder and lightning every day of though they suspected we might suddenly enforce humane treatment towards all his life; he says it is absolutely necessary, vanish into some cleft among the rocks, dumb animals; I beg leave to recal to your to rouse the mind from its stupor. But and by a stroke of magic make our appear- recollection, that in the Literary Gazette I constantly pray that we may have no thunder and lightning, unless indeed it laughs and says,

ance in London. Napoleon sometimes (No. 33, Sept. 6, 1817) there is an essay should be accompanied by a torrent of rain. happen.” He is' in excellent spirits. He creation, in which your correspondent most

“ Such a miracle may on the subject of Cruelty to the Brute

with peace.

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