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chaser makes a direct offer, the down to proceed to the final cereseller rises, as if going away. The mony--the delivery of the goods. brokers follow him crying aloud, All that has passed is a mere comeand bring him back by force; they dy; it is, however, indispensable; contend and struggle; one pulls because the Hindoo will ly all one way, and one the other; it is means have the appearance of hava noise, a confusion, of which it is ing been deceived and duped. If difficult to form an idea. The lie has not been sufficiently pushed poor Hindoo acts the most passive about and shaken ; if he has not part; he is sometimes even ill-treat- had his collar torn; if he has not ed. When this has continued some received the full complement of time, and they think they have per- punches in the ribs, and knocks suaded him, they proceed to the third on the head ; if his right arm is act, which consists in giving the not black and blue, from being hand, and which is performed in a held fast, to make him give his most grotesque manner.

hand to the buyer; he repents of The brokers seize upon the seller, his bargain till the next fair, and and endeavour, by force, to make then it is very difficult to make him put his hand into that of the him listen to any. terms. In the purchaser, who holds it open, and affair in which I assisted as a witrepeats his offer with a loud voice. ness, the Hindoo had demanded The Hindoo defends himself; he 230,000 roubles, and came down makes resistance, disengages him to 180,000; and of this sum he self, and wraps-up his hand in the paid 2 per cent. to the brokers. wide sleeves of his robe, and re “Our whole party, the seller, peats his first price in a lamenta- buyer, brokers, interpreters, and ble voice. This comedy continues witnesses, sat down with crosseda considerable time; they separate, legs upon a handsome carpet, with they make a pause, as if to reco- a broad fringe, spread on purpose. ver strength for a new contest; the First of all, ices were brought, in noise and struggling recommence: pretty bowls of China porcelain ; at last, the two brokers seize the instead of spoons, we made use of hand of the seller, and, notwith- little spatula of mother-o'-pearl, standing all his efforts and cries, fixed to a silver handle by a button oblige him to lay it in the hand of of ruby, emerald, turquoise, or the buyer.

other precious stones.

When we “ All at orce, the greatest tran- had taken refreshments, the merquillity prevails; the Hindoo is chandise was delivered. ready to weep, and laments in a 6. The marks had been verified low voice, that he has been in too la second time, and all found right; great a hurry. The brokers con- new disputes arose about the time gratulate the purchaser; they sit of payment; and when every thing

was at last setiled, the whole com- that as St. Marcayi was the patroup pony knelt down to pray. I fol- and founder of Mackarieff, the lowed the example of the rest, and fair could not be removed without could not help being struck by the offending the saint. Notwithstanddiversity of the faith of those who ing this superstitious scruple, the were here assembled: there were rernoval of the fair to Nishni-NovoHindoos, adorers of Brama and of gorod was determined upon. A numerous dois ; Tartars, who sub-plan for the necessary buildings at mitted their fate to the will of Nishni- Novogorod was drawn up, Allah, and Mahomet, his prophet; and laid before the emperor, who txo. Parsis, or worshipers of fire ; approved of it, and assigned a a Culinouck officer, who adored in large sum for the execution of it. D.la Llama, the living image of the -Percy Andcdotes. divinity; a Moor who venerated I know not what unknown being; lastly, an Armenian, a Geor

Travels. gian, and myself, a Lutheran, all three Christians, but of different communions i reinarkable ex

An Abridgment of the Travels of a ample of toleration.

Gentleman through France, Italy, “My prayer was fervent and Turkey in Europe, the Holy Land,

Arubia, Egypt, &c. sincere : I prayesl to Heaven to be pleased to cure the women of

(Continued from page 92.) Europe, as soon as possible, of their extravagant fondness for this article of luxury. The prayer

Le Palais Royal, (The Royal being ended, we saluted one an- Palace) formerly the residence of other, and every one emptied his royalty, now presents a very cubowl; I never tasted more rious spectacle, Retaining the agreeable beverage. We then name of palace, with all the magseparated, and each went his own nificence of royalty, it affords way.”

scene of mingled splendour and In the summer of 1816, a great poverty, beauty and deformity, fire destroyed the buildings ap- luxury and misery, which defies propriated for magazines and all description. Under the arcades shops at Mackarieff. In conse- at one end is a double row of quence of this misfortune, it was little shops, in which is the most proposed to remove the fair to beautiful and fanciful display of Nishni-Novogorod. The Rus- jewels, china, prints, books, risians, it appears, were much di- bands, clothes, and indeed of every vided in their opinions on this possible luxury.

Beneath are subject, most of them thinking subterranean apartments, in one

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of which a motley assembly is Literary societies here hold their
tripping it to the inusic of some ineetings; while, perhaps, the
wretched performer; in a second, neighbouring apartments are oc-
an equally ill-assorted group are cupied by the fashionable impure.
regaling themselves with their The Palais Royal is the favourite
favourite liqueurs, from the vin haunt and chosen residence of
de Burgundie to simple small this miserable and degraded class
beer; in a third a number of miser- of society,
able objects are crowding arouud If the traveller ascend süill
the hazard or the billiard table; higher, he witnesses more deplor-
and, if you dare venture into a able scenes of depravity. Here
fourth, you witness the most dis- he finds the lower and more dis-
gusting scenes of debauchery and gusting prostitutes; he is sur-
vice. Ascending once more to rounded by sharpers of

every

de-
the arcades, the stranger admires scription, and it is well if he es-
the cleanly and elegant appear-capes without paying dearly for
ance of the restaurateurs, or ta- his curiosity.
The English epicure can

Such is the Palais Royal. It
form no conception of the rich is a little world. It comprises in
and almost innumerable dishes it every character, and almost
which there invite his taste. The every scene that can be imagined,
coffee-houses are convenient and every thing to corrupt the heart.
elegant, and constantly filled. It has not its parallel in any city

If the traveller now ascend to of Europe, and actual observation the first floor, a different and un- alone can convey any a:lequate expected scene breaks upon him. idea of its splendour and its se He is admitted into the

very

ductions.
abode of gaming and ruin. In Palais du Luxembourg
numerable rooms open in succes- Luxembourg.)Of all the roya
sion, and all of them crowded, in palaces in the metropolis, arra
which every game of hazard or even in France, none surpasses
of skill is played. These are au- the Luxembourg in magnificence.
thorized by law; they are under This fine structure is composed
the immediate sanction of govern- of one principal building, termi-
ment, and contribute largely to nated by large square pavilions,
its support. Other ranges of while from the centre a noble
apartinents are occupied by res- pavilion elevates itself, crowned
taurateurs; others are appropri- by an ample dome. The archi.
ated to scientific pursuitse, Lec- tecture throughout is distinguish-
tures on every branch of philoso-ed by its bold and masculine cha-
phy, and on the Belles-Letties, racter, and by the regularity and
are delivered almost every hour. Weauty of its proportions. This

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palace contains three noble gal-est bitterness. On coming aboard, leries of paintings. The throne the decks were crowded with supported by the imperial eagles, Queens and Chiefs, pigs and poulstill remains in the chamber of try. Of pigs there were about the peers. On the pannels of the three hundred; goats, thirty-six ; chamber are ranged immense pic sheep, six ; and bullocks, four; tures, representing the warlike with eight dozen of fowls, and exploits of Napoleon. The prin- four dozen of fine ducks,--allcipal walks are luxuriantly orna- adrift together; and potatoes and mented with orange-trees, taste- powey from stem to stern. The fully arranged, and presenting Queen joined her lamentations picturesque groups, interspersed to the rest, and what with the with vases and statues. A large grunting of the pigs and the howl, sheet of water, surrounded by a ing of the natives we were almost terrace, spreads itself in front of stunned, The King preserved the building

his composure till the Chiefs and In this palace the Peers, for- other Queens took their leave, and, merly the conservative Senate, then his grief overpowered him. hold their meetings.

We fired a salute in return for. those received from the forts and shipping, and the natives in the canoes gave us three cheers, and thus

· we quitted the Sandwich

Islands. The King, Queen, GoTHE LATE KING AND QUEEN OF

vernor Boguey and his wife; the THE SANDWICH ISLANDS.

Pilot, and two other Chiefs ; the The follo ving curious particu- King's Steward and two servants, Jars of the Royal Party from the with two interpreters, made up Sandwich Islands, are extracted the group. Among other things from the Journal of a fellow pas- brought on board was some salted senger:

dog's fiesh, a favourite dish with “ At his departure the natives thein.--Sometimes they were seagathered around him, and toretheir sick, and then the fowls went to hair, and shrieked and yelled with wreck, for they generally eat the most frantịc gestures. The twice as much as at any other King was dressed in the Europe- time. Whenever a pig was killed an fashion, and when the boat shov- the raw entrails composed a delied off from the shore, he stood up cious feast ;---and grog for ever. without betraying the slightest They always drank their liquor emotion : while the natives swam neat, and seldom less than a pint round and clung to various parts, at a time; and when one got crying aud yelling with the great-groggy all lands did the same,

To be continued.

was

They varied their dress occasion-ed them an interview, and the two ally, from a piece of cloth round monarchs met together. The Emthe middle, to their long coats and peror behaved with considerable trowsers. The Queen was some- kindness and affability, and pretimes dressed in the richest silks, sented the King with a handsome which were soon covered with diamond-hilted sword in a gold filth and grease.

They were sheath; and the Empress gave very affable with the crew, and the Queen a pair of diamond earit was no urcommon sight to rings, for which they received in see black and white pigging to- return a very beautiful feathergether, like the checquers on a dress. they visited the British a draft board.-- There no Admiral on board the Spartiate, jealousy amongst them. Whenland were much delighted with her majesty got groggy she was their entertainment. When they very loving, and would be always returned, the King described the kissing and hugging her royal two decks as one ship a-top of spouse, till it was carried too far, t'other. Lord Cochrane paid them and then she used to get knocked great attention while on shore, as down. One of their greatest indeed did every body else. They luxuries was to strip naked, and frequently came on board of us, to get one of the crew to heave get a mess of raw fish and entrails, buckets of water over them. Their as the Captain would not suffer majesties were uncommonly at-them to eat such garbage before tached, and if either one was sick the Portuguese. One day the the other would sit crying by the Captain landed with some ladies, side. Boguey's wife was distin- and saw Governor Buguey swinguished by the name of She Bo- ming about near the landing-place, guey.

Cards were their chief to the great divertolt of hundreds amusement, and some of them of spectators. The moment the played a good game.

Governor caught sight of the skipOn arriving at Rio Janeiro we per, he hastened out of the water, fired a salute, which was returned and in a state of nudity, came up by the forts and the Brazilian to the party and began to converse, fleet, and the English Adiniral We left Rio Janeiro with the promised to send his barge to con same ceremony of salutes, and vey thein ashore, but after waiting soon after one of our boys died, two days, they landed from one of This seemed to affect them very the country boats, and took up much, and they were particularly their lodgings at a private house, attentive during the reading of in a retired part of the town. The the burial service. "Just before Emperor was at his country house, we got into sounding, one of the but directly he returned he grant- Chiefs departed this life ; but it

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