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Prize essay for 1820 in Gottingen 248 Storms in Scotland
364 Straw, a conductor for lightning 154
33, 152, 244
280 Tales of the Hall compared with other
270 Tales of to-day
129, 215, 307, 369
285 Tales of my landlord, 4th series disputed 403
464 Theocritus, Polwhele's translation 456
305 Thesaurus of horror, or charnel-house
Time's magic lanthern, No. I. 79, No.
11.92, No. III. 140, No. IV. 262
Tiger and lion hunt in lodia
Tour through America, by Milbert 82
Trade of the United States with China 25
Tyrolese, character and manners of 249, 311
41, 226, 397
Usurers, their dreadful punishments 33, 71
203, 244, 325, 482
Visit to Walter Scott
Visit to the monastery of La Trappe 449
Watt, James, the improver of the steam
388 Weighing an anchor, new method 123
85 Wesley's life, by Southey, notice of 288
284 Wheat, extraordinary increase of a grain 125
288 Women, their influence & high character 199
Acrostic receipt for a poem
Ballad by a mother
168 Legend of the passion flower and sprite 231
-- from the German of Prince Louis 127
- to the inisses L. by Campbell
-- When the bloom on thy cheek 367
Lo! madness like a sun o'erclad with blood 487
Carrier's address to his patrons.
Dirge of Dargo
Elegy on an idiot girl
Female convict's address to her infant
246 Negro's lament for Mungo Park 447
Now spring returns, but not to me returns 469
(The) Glow-worm to the moon
88 Requiem to Burns
408 Song---Summer may spread her choicest 198
Sonnet to a tea-kettle
487 (The) Spectre
Spring, from the Spanish
The last but one
448 The Tuilleries
When Israel of tbe Lord beloved 487
From the Monthly Magazine, July 1819.
TIQUITIES in Arabia Petræa, ings which he made of the hitherto-un-
excel in grandeur and beauty even those W:
THEN the graphic illustrations of of Palmyra and Balbec.
This gentleman, in company with and Dawkins, made their appearance, rusalem for Hebron, where they viewed
several other English travellers, left Jethe public received them as surprising the mosque erected over the tomb of discoveries; so little had the western regions of Asia been visited by Euro
Abraham; an edifice constructed in pean travellers after the time of the
the lower part of such enormous massSince the publication of es of stone, (many of them upwards of those enterprising artists
, scarcely any twenty feet in length,) that it must be important addition has been made to
ascribed to that remote age in which their information : for the Travels of durability was the principle chiefly conDr. Clarke are too much interwoven sulted in the formation of all edifices of
the with speculative dissertations to be trus
monumental kiod. ted on all occasions ; nor did he deviate
They then proceeded to Karrac, so far from the common tracks of the through a country broken into bills and caravans, as to have it in his power ma
pinnacles of the most fantastic form, and terially to enlarge our koowledge, even
along the foot of mountains, where fraghad be been sufficiently free from bypo- ments of rock-salt indicated the natural thetical opinions to have done so to ad- origin of that intense brine, which is pevantage. But we bave now reason to culiarly descriptive of the neighbouring expect, that the world will soon be grat
waters of the Dead Sea. ified with still more striking illustrations
KARRAC is a fortress situated on the of other and MORE SUPERB ANTIQUI,
The entrance is formed ties than those which it owes to Wood by a winding passage, cut through the and Dawkins.
living rock. It may be described, like Mr. Bankes, who has visited some
all the other castellated works in the of the most celebrated scenes in Arabia, possession of the professors of the Maintends, we understand, to publish, on
homedan religion, as a mass of ruins. his return home, an account of his ex
The mosque is in that state; and a cursiop to Wadi Moosa (the valley of church which it also contains, as well as B ATHENRUM VOL. 6.
the ancient keep or citadel, are in a sim
top of a hill.
ilar condition. In the vicinity, the but be returned for answer, that they travellers saw several sepulchres bollow- should neither cross bis lands por taste ed out of the rock; and they found the bis water. They were in fact in the inhabitants of the place a mingled race land of Edom, to the king of which of Mahomedans and Christians, remark- Moses sent messengers from Kadish : ably hospitable, and living together in “Let us pass, (said he), I pray thee, terins of freer intercourse than at Jery- through thy country: we will not pass salem. The women were not veiled, through the fields, or through the vinepor seemed to be subject to any partic- yards; neither will we drink of the ular restraints.
waters of the well: we will go by the Mr. Bankes and his companions, af- king's highway; we will not turn to ter leaving Karrac, sojourned for a short the right hand nor to the left, until we time with a party of Bedoueen Arabs ; have passed thy borders.” But Edom by whom they were regaled with mutton said unto bim : Thou shalt not pass boiled in milk, a circumstance which by me, lest I come out against thee with will remind our readers of the command the sword.” Numbers xx. 17-18. in Exodus, chap. xxiii. v. 19 : “l'hou The travellers, after some captious shalt not seethe kid in his mother's negociation, at last obtained permission milk.” But we must not here pause to to pass; but not to drink the waters : comment on biblical antiquities. they did not, however, very faithfully
After quitting the tents of these Be observe this stipulation, for, on reaching doueens, they passed into the valley of the borders of a clear bright sparkling Ellasar, where they noticed some relics rivulet, which had oceasioned so much of antiquity, which they conjectured controversy, their horse would taste the were of Roman origin. Here again cooling freshness of its waters, and they rested with a tribe of Arabs. The Eben Raschib, their protector, insisted next day they pursued their journey, also that the horses should be gratified. partly over a road paved with lava, and On crossing this stream, they entered on which, by its appearance, was evident- the wonders of Wadi Moosa. ly a Roman work; and stopped that The first object that attracted their evening at Shubac, a fortress in a com- attention, was a mausoleum, at the enmanding situation, but incapable, by trance of which stood two colossal anidecay, of any effectual defence against mals, but whether lions or spbioxes they European tactics.
could not ascertain, as they were much In the neighbourhood of this place, defaced and mutilated. They then, they encountered some difficulties from advancing towards the principal ruins, the Arabs, but which, by their spirit and entered a narrow pass, varying from fiffirmness, they overcame; and proceed- teen to twenty feet in width, overbung ed unmolested till they reached the by precipices, which rose to the general tents of a chieftain called Eben Ras- height of two hundred, sometimes reachCHIB, who took them under his protec- ing five hundred, feet, and darkening tion.
This encampment was situated the path by their projecting ledges. In on the edge of a precipice, from which some places, niches were sculptured in they had a magnificent view of Mount the sides of this stupendous gallery, and Gebel-Nebe-Haroun, the bill of the here and there rude masses stood forprophet Aaron, (Mount Hor;) and ward, that bore a remote and mysterià distant prospect of Gebel-Tour ous resemblance to the figures of living (Mount Sinai), was also pointed out things, but over which, time and oblive to them. In the fore-ground, on the ion had drawn an inscrutable and everplain below, they saw the tents of the lasting veil. About a mile within this hostile Arabs, who were determined to pass, they rode under an arcli, perhaps oppose their passage to Wadi Moosa, that of an aqueduct, which connected the ruins of which were also in sight. the two sides together; and they notic
Perceiving themselves thus as it were ed several earthen pipes, which had forwaylaid, they sent a messenger to the merly distributed water. chief, requesting permission to pass ; Having continued to explore the