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statement; namely, those who receive the were prepared, and I was to have fifty dollars | ANTIQUITIES IN THE KINGDOM OF

NAPLES. Holy Scriptures as the Word of God: for the more than the sum mentioned in the advertiseidea that the Book of Jasher was designed by ment. I went alone again to his quiet retreat;

Since the commencement of the year 1828, its author to supersede or invalidate the testi- it was in winter, the weather had been piercing the Neapolitan government has been making mony of the Bible is contradicted alike by the cold, and the river Delaware was closed. I researches amongst the ruins

of Herculaneum. modesty of its pretensions (another evidence arrived at early twilight. How bitter have my

The first object discovered was the largest in favour of its authenticity), and by the uni- thoughts been since, when I have recollected private house hitherto known as belonging to form tenor of its contents.

the honest satisfaction that gleamed in his the ancients. It contains a suite of chambers, Such are the principal arguments that occur sable countenance when I approached! During with a court in the middle; likewise a division to us for the genuineness of this interesting the evening. I proposed to him a removal into for females, a garden surrounded with arcades volume, and we leave the question of their Pennsylvania, I told him I had a few acres of and pillars, and large saloons, which probably sufficiency to the decision of our readers. land, suitable for a garden, and a comfortable Although this article has already extended to dwelling-house, in the neighbourhood of the ther house which has been discovered is rea much greater length than we had antici- city; and that, recollecting his former kindness markable for

the provisions found therein, none pated, yet we cannot persuade ourselves to to me, I had come to persuade him to occupy of which have disappeared during eighteen close it without quoting from it the singular the one and improve the other, for which I ages, for the doors were still closed as they had description of the Creation, with which it com- could afford to give him high wages. The been at the moment of the catastrophe which mences, and which cannot fail to be read with poor man agreed to accompany, me the next swallowed up Herculaneum. The family which much interest.

day to look at the premises, and, if they pleased occupied this house was probably, when the ove


to take possession of them on the first of disaster occurred, occupied in laying up, provispread the face of nature"; and the ether moved April. Early in the morning I was awaked by sions for the winter. The provisions which were upon the surface of the chaos. And it came to pass, preparations for breakfast ; and they were de- found shut up in the stores consisted of dates, that a great light shone forth from the firmament, lighted with my taking so much notice of them chesnuts, large nuts, dry figs, almonds, prunes, and enlightened the abyss. And the abyss fled as I did, and with my gratitude for the serbefore the face of the light, and divided between vices they had rendered me. The whole family pastry, oil, and hams. The arrangement of

grain, garlic, peas, lentils, and small beans; the light and the darkness ; so that the face of were cheerful. We parted with light hearts

: the house, the manner in which it is ornanature was formed a second time. And, behold, James and I reached the river in due time, mented,-every thing denotes that it belonged there appeared in the firmament two great lights : and entered on the ice. Hitherto we had the one to rule the light, and the other to rule the walked side by side, but now he fell a little arts, for there are several pictures representing

to a rich family, and one that was fond of the darkness. And the ground brought forth grass; behind me; and we had proceeded but a little Polyphemus, Galatea, Hercules, and the three the herb yielding seed, and the fruit-tree after its way, when I perceived the ice to give way, and Hesperides, Love and a Bacchante

, Mercury kind. And every beast after its kind, and every I immediately went down as far as my arms, and lo, and Perseus slaying Medusa. In the water brought forth the moving creatures after their which I stretched out, and so supported mys

same house were discovered vases and other kind. And the ether brought forth every winged for some minutes, until James threw me the fowl after its kind. And when all these things end of his great coat, to which I held, and he articles, formed of glass, of bronze, and baked were finished, behold

, Jehovah appeared in Eden, pulled me out, and taking me on his shoulder, senting Apollo and Diana in relief. After and created man, and made him to be an image of carried me, very mnch exhausted, to the having examined this

house, the individuals his own eternity. And to him was given power shore.” and lordship over all living creatures, and over Here the sick man closed his eyes, and lay throughout the whole street.

who directed the perquisitions continued them

An attempt will every herb, and over every tree of the field.”

for a short time; when, reviving, he resumed
the affecting narrative : "On my coming to houses on each side. At Pestum also some

next be made to penetrate into the shops and myself again, I found what my intended in- discoveries have recently been made. In openSLAVERY.

nocent victim had been prompted to do by feeling a new passage through this first colony of

ings of humanity and gratitude, and that he the Sybarites, there were found, opposite a We copy the following affecting confession, had rescued me from inevitable destruction. great temple, the remains of a long colonnade, made by the individual on his death-bed, and Shall I tell you what followed ?”—“O

my hus forming a portico, and outside the gates of the strikingly illustrative of the indirect effects of band!" exclaimed the dying man's wife, “ you town some Greek and Roman tombs were disthe system of Slavery, from “ The Welshman,” could not bave persevered in your wicked pur-covered. Amongst the medals found are a a publication which deserves much respect for pose—you never could have sent the man into great number of Possidonia, one of Sybaris, iis cordial opposition to that frightful traffic. slavery who had preserved your life?”—“Yes, I which is rare, and many of Turium. At Pom

“ Among other transactions of that period could- I did!" replied the husband, “ cold- peii, where the excavations are far advanced, was the apprehension of a man called James, blooded villain that was! The very day an ancient house has this year been discovered the recollection of which torments me inex- which witnessed my danger and my delivery near that of Castor and Pollux. In this house, pressibly. He had belonged to the estate of saw me assist in binding, chaining hand and which consists of a court surrounded with Mr. R., of Albemarle county. At the death of foot, him to whom I was indebted for my chambers, fourteenlarge and small silver Mr. R., James passed into the hands of those worthless life! Separated from his wife and spoons were found, together with some small who treated him very ill, and he ran away. children, and freedom, he departed without bronze busts, vases of various forms, a beautiWhen I first fell in with him, he lived on a uttering a single word. Once, and once only, ful tripod, a balance, with a weight bearing the small lot in New-Jersey, with his wife, a free he suffered his eyes to dwell for an instant on

form of Mercury, some elegant candelabra woman, whom he had married in Virginia, and mine, which sunk before their glare. Never boxes, containing pills and chemical and pharcontrived to bring with him, and three children. can í forget that agonizing and despairing maceutic preparations, and a ring having the After losing my way, and travelling some glance—it

haunts me in broad daylight, it is inscription ave. One of the rooms contains a hours on foot, I came to bis little habitation, with me in the deepest shades of night.”

very singular marble statue. The figure aplate at night. He treated me very kindly, gave

Here the black servant of the person to me food, and his own bed, while himself and whom this account was given had risen up and pears to be that of Hercules, with a dog rehis wife occupied chairs by the fire; and in the stood behind his master, his eyes glistening apartment, situated in the most remote part of morning he walked with me several miles, to with tears, that trickled down his ebon cheeks. the building, is surrounded with a peristyle. put me in the right way. It was in vain that when the sick man's eyes lighted upon the Opposite the entrance to the house is the hall 1 offered him a small reward-he would not take negro, he exclaimed, in the extremity of an- of assembly. It has two niches, in which proit. Months had passed away, when, by chance, I guish, “ James is there-behind you, sir; he bably busts were placed. On the walls are saw an old advertisement, offering a large re

is come to torment me already! Take him Bacchanial dances exquisitely painted. The ward for his apprehension. I knew at once it away—take him away!” he repeated slowly, hall of assembly opens into a small garden, in was James, for I had observed a remarkable and sunk into a slumber, from which he never

the midst of which are a marble table and a scar on his chin, which was mentioned in the awoke.--Mott's Anecdotes of Persons of Colour statue of Apollo, from the plectrum of which description of him. Hard as my heart then

issues a fountain. Beyond this garden is a was, and callous to every feeling of humanity,


large saloon, fitted for banquets or dances. Its I could not help shuddering at the thought of The French have taste in all they do,

Mosaic pavement presents pictures similar to betraying my kind friend; but the prospect of While we are left without;

those already at Pompeii-Cupids holding a gain soon made my decision. I wrote to his Since Nature, which has given them Goût, lion enchained with garlands of Aowers in the master, and received his answer. All things Has only given us Gout.

midst of Bachantes.


TO THE EDITOR OF THE TOURIST. Paul, 'preach any other gospel than that which

APPREHENDING “The Tourist ” to be a

we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.'
“Whatever the principles of Christianity will

6 We arrived at Burdur. We met with a journal conducted on Christian principles, 1 require hereafter, they require now. Christianity, Turk here, who is employed in one

of the most was rather surprised at the introduction, in with its present principles and obligations, is to pro- melancholy services which can degrade human No. 9, of the anecdote respecting Carew, an duce universal peace.”

nature. He is a slave-dealer, and has just ar. Irish officer, without any remark expressive of

rived with twelve negroes, whom he is conductdisapprobation. For my part, I cannot see but that, as long as we sanction war, we must

In reply to the above communication, we ing from Egypt to Constantinople. Mr. Arun

dell would have been glad to purchase a boy, allow slavery not to be inconsistent with the beg the candid attention of our respected correligion we profess. I could write much on respondent and readers to the following sug- owner declined, on the ground that the law of the unchristian principles which

appear to me gestions :to be elicited in the conduct of Carew; and I

We gladly concur with the writer in his Turkey forbade the sale of slaves to Franks. It could adduce many instances of far greater belief, that a time is approaching when the is a reflection disgraceful to our country, that courage and nobleness of mind, exhibited in crimes and miseries of warfare will cease for the slave of a Turk may be accounted more support of the peaceable principles of the gos- ever ; and we are fully convinced that no happy than the slave of an Englishman. At pel. I shall, however, at present, only request agency but that to which he attributes this the end

of seven years it is usual for the Turk

to emancipate his slave, at least if he be a the insertion of the following extract from happy effect can ever accomplish it. But we

Mahometan; nor are slave-drivers, armed with Dymond's “ Inquiry into the Accordancy of also entertain an opinion, involved in his own

whips, ever heard of in the country of MussulWar with Christianity,” a work which con- | language, that this consummation can nerer tains some of the clearest arguments that be effected until “vice shall be eradicated mans!”-Hartley's Researches in Greece. ever read on any subject, and which, for the from the world, the passions of man shall be

GENCY ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY.purpose of promoting the gospel of peace, and repressed, and the pure benignity of Chris

A E. , or the happiness of his fellow-creatures, I wish tianity shall be universally diffused.” every professing Christian to read.

Two things, says Mr. Dymond, are to be ing in number to 216, the Agency Anti-Slavery Society has

the List of Candidates for the ensuing Parliament, amoautI am, respectfully,

observed in relation to those passages of Scrip- been enabled to add the following Gentlemen to Schedule N. ture which prophesy universal peace.

The C, as decided friends to Immediate Emancipation, snbjert

to such provisions as Parliament may deem necessary, in first is, that it is the will of God that war order to secure the industrious babits and orderly condnet “In an inquiry whether Christianity allows of that Christianity will be the means of effecting rourable to tlie cause of Immediate Abolition, have not yet should eventually be abolished; the second, of the Negroes.

The names of Candidates for Ireland and Scotland, fawar, there is a subject that always appears to me to be of peculiar importance

the prophecies of this result. We assent to both these positions; been printed ; but the Agency Society have reason to be the Old Testament respecting the arrival of a but we would humbly suggest that they do lieve that a large proporiion are decidedly with them. period of universal peace. The belief is, perbaps, not, in the slightest degree, affect the matter Bangor

, Birle Page

London (City), R.Waithunan

Monmouthshire, W.A. WIgeneral amongst Christians, that a time will come at issue. The question is not, What are the

Barnstaple, J. C. Chichester when vice shall be eradicated from the world, ultimate designs of the Divine Being, nor Ditto, T. Northmon Norfolk (West Division), when the violent passions of mankind shall be what would result from the universal exten

Ditto, Major St. J. Fancourt Sir William Foulkes

Ditto, Lord G. Hervey Ditto, ditto, Sir J. Astley repressed, and when the pure benignity of Chris- sion of Christian principles ; it is simply whe- Belfast, W. S. Crawford Oldham, William Cobbett tianity shall be universally diffused. That such a

ther such as profess those principles are bound Ditto, Robert Tennent Pembrokeshire, Sir John period will come, we, indeed, know assuredly, for by them passively to submit to the rapacity

Cambridgeshire, Mr. Town. Owen, Bart.

Pembroke, Colonel Owen God has promised it. Of the many prophecies of and tyranny of those who reject them; and, if Carlow: Walter Blakeney,

Suffolk (West Division), the Old Testament respecting it, I will refer only they are, we conceive that nothing but such a

Haverfordwest, Sir R. B.P. Charles Tyrrell to a few from the writings of Isaiah. In his pre- direct interposition from the Almighty, as they Liverpool

, Mr. Thornley Phillips

Wallingford, c. Eyston

Walsall, c. Í. Forster dictions respecting the last times,' by which it is

Wexford, H. Lambert. not disputed that he referred to the prevalence of have no right to expect, could save them from Ditto, Mr. Ewart

As Members of the Government may think themselves the Christian religion, the prophet says, They total extermination. Upon this point the arshall beat their swords into ploughshares, and guments cited from Mr. Dymond have not the giving definite assurances in regard to their votes on paber their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not remotest bearing; and we, therefore, regard lic measures that may come before Parliament, the names lift the sword against nation, neither shall they the appeals with which they close as utterly

of such Candidates are altogether omitted from the fore

going Schedules. learn war any more. Again, referring to the same pointless and irrelevant to the subject. In a period, he says, “They shall not hurt, nor destroy word, we consider all aggressive war as opposed in all my holy mountain, for the knowledge of the to the spirit of Christianity ; but we humbly


, Lord shall cover the earth as the waters cover the apprehend that one undertaken purely in self- WALTER'S ANISEED PILLS.-The numerous and sea.' And again, respecting the same era, Vio- defence would be as accordant with the Divine respectable Testimonials daily received of the extraordi. lence shall be no more heard in thy land, wasting will as it manifestly is with the primary in- tressing and long-established diseases of the pulmonary and nor destruction within thy borders.' Two things are to be observed in relation to these prophecies: stincts of human nature. Nor do we know of respiratory orgaus, induce the Proprietor to recommend first, that it is the will of God that war should a single passage in the word of God which them to the notice of those amicted with the above com

plaints, conceiving that a Medicine which has now stood eventually be abolished. This consideration is of enjoins on his servants in their political caimportance ; for, if war be not accordant with His pacity) an opposite course of conduct, though and vegetable ingredients

, and are so speedy in their bene

the test of experience for several years cannot be too genewill, war cannot be accordant with Christianity, we know of many which record the divine as- ficial effects, thai in ordinary cases a few doses have been which is the revelation of His will. My business, sistance granted to the best of men in wars of found suflicient; and, unlike most Cough Medicines, they however, is principally with the second considera- this description.

neither affect the head, confine the bowels, nor produce

any of the impleasant sensations so frequently complained tion—that Christianity will be the means of intro

of. The following cases are submitted to the Public from ducing this period of peace. From those who say

many in the Proprietor's possession :-K. Boke, of Globethat our religion sanctions war, an answer must be


lane, Mile-end, was perfectly cured of a violent coagh,

attended with hoarseness, which rendered his speech inaaexpected to questions such as these :-By what instrumentality, and by the diffusion of what prin.

Fair pledges of a fruitful tree,

dible, by taking three or four doses. E. Booley, of Queen

street, Spitalfields, after taking a few doses, was entirely ciples, will the prophecies of Isaiah be fulfilled ?

Why do ye fall so fast ?

cored of a most inveterate cough, which he had had for Are we to expect some new system of religion, by

Your date is not so past,

many months, and tried almost every thing without sucwhich the imperfections of Christianity shall be

But you may stay yet here awhile,

cess. Prepared by W. Walter, and sold by I. A. Shar. removed, and its deficiencies supplied ? Are we

To blush, and gently smile,

wood, No. 55, Bishopsgate Withont, in boxes, at 1s. 1fd.

and three in one for 2s. 9d.; and by appointment, by Hanto believe that God sent his only Son into the

And go at last.

nay and Co., No. 63, Oxford-street; Green, No. 42, White world to institute a religion such as this--a reli.

chapel-road: Prout, No. 226, Strand; Sharp, Cross-street, gion that, in a few centuries, would require to be

What! were ye born to be

Islington; Pink, No. 65, High-street, Borough; Allison, An hour or half's delight,

No. 130, Brick-lane,; Parrar, Upton-place, altered and amended? If Christianity allows of

Commercial-road; Hendebourck, 326, Holborn; and by And so to bid good night!

all the wholesale and retail Medicine Venders in the United war, they must tell us what it is that is to extir

'Twas pity Nature brought ye forth, Kingdom.--N.B. In consequence of the increased deraand pate war. If she allows 'violence, and wasting,

Merely to show your worth,

for this excellent Medicine, the Public are cautioned and destruction,' they must tell us what are the

against Counterfeits-none can be genuine unless signed by

And lose you quite. principles that are to produce gentleness, and be.

1. A. Sharwood on the Government Stamp, and W. Walter

on the outside wrapper.- Be sure to ask for “ Walter's nevolence, and forbearance. I know not what But you are lovely leaves, where we Aniseed Pills." answer such inquiries will receive from the advo

May read how some things have cate of war, but I know that Isaiah says the

Their end, though ne'er so brave; change will be effected by Christianity. And if And, after they have shown their pride, Printed by J. Haddon and Co.; and Published any one still chooses to expect another and a

Like you, awhile, they slide

by J. Crisp, at No. 27, Ivy Lane, Paternoster purer system, an apostle may, perhaps, repress

Into the grave.

Row, where all Advertisements and Communihis hopes. “If we, or an angel from heaven,' says

ROB. HERRICK. cations for the Editor are to be addressed.

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There is no animal, in the extensive several degrees, an equal portion of intel- , lony-a term applied to man himself in and important order of the Glires of the ligence. Buffon had previously remarked his earliest settlements. Blumenbach obLinnæan system, which possesses so that “the Beaver seems to be now the serves, “ allowing that there is much exmany claims upon the general reader as only remaining monument of that kind of aggeration in the accounts which many the Beaver. Naturalists have long coin- intelligence in brutes which, though infi- travellers have given of the Beaver, yet cided in this point; and the history and nitely inferior as to its principle to that the coincident testimony of the most uneconomy of the animal have therefore of man, supposes, however, certain com- prejudiced observers, from various parts been amply illustrated, while the easy ob- mon projects, which, having for their basis of the world, proves that these animals servance of its habits has proved an ex- society, in like manner suppose some par- are capable of directing their operations, haustless source of interest to all ages of ticular method of understanding one an- according to circumstances, in a manner mankind. Cuvier observes that no ani- other, and of acting in concert. Hence far superior to the unvarying mechanical mal in the whole order displays, within an assemblage of beavers is called a co- instinct of other creatures."


Beavers are reasonably supposed to half the length of the animal, broad, oval, England. It is possible that many persons are have been once inhabitants of Great and flattened. It is covered, except at not aware that this abominable traffic still exBritain. About a mile to the north of the base, which is clothed with hair such ists in its greatest extent, and in all its hor. Worcester a little brook enters the Severn, as that on the body, with a horny skin, rors, and that many British subjects, and called Barbourne; 'or Beaverbourne, to marked into divisions which resemble the much Britişh capital, are engaged in sup

porting it. the present day, from the Beavers that scales of fishes. There are five toes on

An African Prince, named Ayua, whose formerly inhabited the brook. A little each foot; those in front are separate, father is a considerable slave-dealer in the island in the Severn, near the spot, is and provided with thick and strong nails, river Cameroon, was lately taken in a Spanish still known as the Beaver Island; and, admirably calculated for digging; while slave-ship, and eventually brought to this

He was a heathen, but appeared higher up the stream of the Severn, the hinder toes are united along the whole country. is a flat green island, called Bevereye, length by a strong skin, which allows fully sensible of our superiority in arts, and

manners, and religion, as professed in this which also gives name to an adjoining them to expand in the same manner as

country; but, when remonstrated with on the hamlet. How late the Beaver remained the feet of waterfowl.

inhumanity of the slave-trade, he said that if here is unknown ; but the Severn was not The Beaver walks awkwardly, applying the Europeans would abandon it, and purnavigable near Worcester in early times, the toes only of the fore feet, and the chase of them cotton, sugar-cane, ivory, oil, from the weirds and rapids that obstructed entire sole of the hinder, to the ground. and the other productions of Africa, instead,

He its course.

Giraldus Cambrensis says | In walking, the tail is usually dragged they would gladly give up selling men. that Beavers frequented the river Tievi, in along, but occasionally somewhat raised, ried on by Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Cardiganshire, and that they had, from and moved from side to side. In swim- Brazilian ships, yet the goods employed in the the Welsh, a name signifying “ the ming, this singular organ is used both to trade, and the responsible agents in it, were broad-tailed animals.” Their skins were accelerate and direct the animal's pro- English. valued by the Welsh laws, in the tenth gress; but the statement that the Beaver I should be sorry for any obstacle to be century, at the great sum of one hundred uses it as a conveyance for his building placed in the way of the excellent and pious

desire of Lord Goderich, for the diffusion of and twenty pence each ; and they seem materials, and as a trowel, is too extra

Christian knowledge in Africa ; yet I cannot to have been luxuriant clothing in those vagant longer to obtain belief. The tail but consider that the most effectual step which days. Beavers are now principally found is not only ill calculated for these pur

our Government can take, towards the accomin the colder parts of North America, and poses, but it has been proved by observa- plishment of this great object, is the most in various parts of Europe and the north tion not to be thus employed. - Popular vigorous measures for preventing its own subof Asia. They burrow along the Rhone, Zoology.

jeets from being connected with “men-stealers

and murderers.” I earnestly desire the prothe Danube, and the Weser, in Germany;

mulgation of the gospel of peace, and that the and formerly in some of the Wermeland

professors of the Christian name may labour streams. In the neighbouring province of RESPECTED FRIEND,

to promote the good of injured Africa in every Dalecarlia, a hunter pointed out to a re

In No. 12 of “ The Tourist,” an extract way. To show that all I have advanced Í cent tourist the remains of an old beaver from a dispatch of Lord Goderich to the Go- have good authority to prove, I shall subscribe dam, where, some years previously, he vernor of Sierra Leone was introduced in a my real name. had destroyed one or more Beavers; and letter from R. S. I cannot but suspect this

WILLIAM Naish. in his time, he said, he had killed eleven writer to be no enemy of the slave-trade and

12th Month, 6th, 1832. of them. Whether the last mentioned slavery. Upon no other ground, but such a are a different species from the Beavers supposition, can I imagine how any one con

CURIOUS CALCULATION. of North America has not yet been ascer- cerned for the honour of religion or humanity tained. could pass over all the appalling statements

When the earth is compared to an ant-hill, contained in the parliamentary papers alluded the comparison is very inexact, as far so reOf the very few quadrupeds which to, without any notice, and fix his attention spects the proportional bulk of the animals choose for themselves materials, convey only on one short passage at the end. The and their habitation. If we suppose that there them from place to place, and then use title of these papers is, Slave Trade-Sierra them in the construction of habita- Leone. Ordered by the House of Commons the globe, and that ten persons--men, women,

are at present 600 millions of human beings on tions, uniform in substance and form, to be printed, 6 April

, 1832. No. 364." They and children-on an average are equal in bulk the Beaver is the most remarkable. His contain the clearest evidence of the slave-trade to a cubic yard, then the whole existing race architectural instinct has, however, been frightful extent-that many British subjects form a mass equal to a pyramidical mountain

having been carried on at Sierra Leone to a of mankind, if closely packed together, would greatly exaggerated, so much so as to are indirectly, if not directly, concerned in

1000 yards each way at the base, and 60 yards place him next to man in the scale of in- promoting that wicked and inhuman traffic high-that is, a mountain rather less than tellect; yet it is in this particular only and that the chief part of the trade of the Arthur's Seat Farther, if we suppose 150 that the Beaver discovers intelligence colony. ministers to its support. It appears generations from the flood to the present time, equal to that of the higher quadrupeds.

that Lieutenant Governor Findlay has very and estimate each generation at 300 millions, Connected with the constructive la- laudably taken much pains to investigate this the whole, if brought into a mass, would not joursof Beavers, may first be noticed the subject, and to bring it under the notice of equal in bulk Benlawers, in Perthshire, assumpeculiarities of the incisor teeth, which of R. S., without giving the Governor the cre- diameter at the base, and 3,700 feet in height.

ing that mountain to be a cone of 15,000 feet especially contribute to supply them both dit due for his labours in this cause of huma

Yet Mount Etna is thirty times the size of with food and shelter, by enabling nity, to introduce a passage from Lord Gode- Benlawers-Chimborazzo is ten times the size them to peel the bark from the trees, rich's dispatch, which certainly implies blame of Etna-and it would require ten thousand and also to gnaw through the very at least, suspicions of the missionaries. It is make a mass equal to the globe.

on the Governor for his interference with, or, millions of mountains like Chimborazzo to thickest trunks which they may require far from my intention to throw any obstacle in for building materials. The number of the way of the missionaries doing their duty, these teeth in each jaw is two, which are though I cannot but think that, if they have

AN ADMONITION. placed opposite to each other. These are known of the prevalence of the slave-trade in

A PERSIAN, humble servant of the Sun, reproduced as fast as they are worn down, the colony, without labouring for its suppres

Who, though devout, yet bigotry had none, and, when one of them has been destroyed, sion, that they are not clear of blood. that immediately opposite grows forward,

It is much to be lamented that this out

Hearing a lawyer, grave in his address,

With adjurations every word impress, so as, when the jaws are closed, to occupy law which makes it felony to be engaged in rageous violation, or, at least, evasion, of the

Supposed the man a Bishop, or at least

God's name so much upon his lips-a Priest, the vacancy. The tail is unlike that of the slave-trade, should have claimed so little Bow'd at the close with all his graceful airs, all other quadrupeds. It is little less than attention from the Government or people of And begg'd an interest in his frequent prayers !



DECLARATION OF THE ATTORNEY-, acquainted as he was with their island, in it he, adjoin vicegerency to the idea of being allGENERAL OF JAMAICA ON THE had ample opportunity to recognize that beautiful powerful, and not to that of being all-good.

Jamaica so often described to him in England. His Majesty's wisdom, it is to be hoped, will CONDITION OF THE SLAVES.

The people, too, seemed so happy-he would almost save him from the snare that may lie under

say, the very slaves appeared to enjoy themselves more A PARAGRAPH has been recently most

than many poor in the home countries. As for

the gross adulation; but your youth, and the thirst industriously inserted, by the West Indian gentlemen, he had found them full of kind and for praise which I have observed in you, may party, in many of the provincial papers honourable sentiments ; in them, since his arrival, possibly mislead you to hearken to these of Great Britain and Ireland, purporting he had frequently experienced intelligent and charmers, who would conduct your noble nato be the report of a speech deliveredon a energetic assistants in the protection of slaves. To ture into tyranny. Be careful, my prince! public occasion” by Mr. O'Reilly, the newly this country he had come thus instructed, well hear them not; fly from their deceits. You appointed Attorney-General of Jamaica. We in his memory, to hold that Jamaica was an island are in the succession to a throne, from whence extract the following copy of it from the De- of the first consequence in the West Indies, and no evil can be imputed to you; but all good vizes and Wiltshire Gazette of November 15th, carefully to remember that, in it, every one of his must be conveyed from you. Your father is 1832 :

faculties must be devoted to the strictest and most called the vicegerent of Heaven. While he is “Mr. O'Reilly said he had arrived in this island termination faithfully to act on this ; and if to him, man have authority from the fountain of good

impartial discharge of his duty.' Firm was his de- good he is the vicegerent of Heaven. Shall an utter stranger to its inhabitants, its institutions, then, was attached the name of honest, he would to do evil? No, my prince; let mean and deand the manners of the country. His instructions, have succeeded in the highest ambition ; but, at the when he left England, were to ascertain the condi

same time, if such a line of conduct deserved their generate spirits, which want benevolence, suption of the negro, to report it faithfully, and to be approbation, their applause was principally due to pose your power impaired by a disability of the friend and protector of the slave. Faithfully those who directed him." -Jamaica Royal Gazette doing injuries: if want of power to do ill be had those instructions been obeyed; and he could, for Sept. 15, 1832.

an incapacity in a prince, (with reverence be it from ocular demonstration, state, and the fact was undeniable, that slavery existed but in name. The and just remarks are made by the editor of

Upon this affair the following appropriate spoken) it is an incapacity he has in common

with the Deity. negroes were a well-fed, happy people : their con

Let me not doubt but all pleas, which do dition, in every respect, superior to that of the the Jamaica Watchman :

not carry in them the mutual happiness of majority of the peasantry of England. In fact, “We are quite amused at the greedy manner prince and people, will appear as absurd to they enjoyed luxuries which he never could have in which certain expressions, said to have been your great understanding as disagreeable to imagined. The protection of an Attorney-General used by Mr. O'Reilly, were grasped at, as affordwas not required by the slaves ; for their kindest ing the best possible evidence of the unmixed your noble

nature. Exert yourself, O generous friend and protector was their humane and generous bliss which the slaves in name enjoy in this their prince ! against such sycophants, in the glo

These were bis sentiments. Although Elysium. The plan resorted to on this occasion, rious cause of liberty, and assume such an but a short time in the colony, he had witnessed of putting words into a gentleman's mouth which ambition worthy of you, to secure your fellowenough to convince him that the character of the he never uttered, is by no means a new one. In creatures from slavery-from a condition as planter was slandered, and the condition of the this instance, however, it failed—entirely failed; much below that of brutes, as to act without slave misrepresented, in Europe."

and the chop-fallen Courant has been reduced to reason is less miserable than to act against it. Such is the advertisement of the West In- the painful necessity of inserting the true and real Preserve to your future subjects the divine dian party. The arrival, however, of the speech; and that, too, without being able to add right of being free agents, and to your own of the atcual facts

, and we request the reader in explanation of the obvious contradiction which nefactors. Believe me, my prince, there is no Jamaica papers has now put us in possession one single remark by way of note or comment, or royal house the divine right of being their be

it gives to the other."......." What struck us at other right can flow from God. to mark them well.

the time, and we should have supposed would It appears Mr. O'Reilly (an Irishman, as his have struck every man who possessed one grain of for a throne, consider the laws as so many

While your Highness is forming yourself name indicates) had attended a military ball

common sense, was this simple fact--that the and supper at St. Thomas in the Vale; and, Attorney-General, not having seen any thing of common-places in your study of the science of after partaking freely of West Indian hospi- slavery, save in this and Spanish-Town, was perfectly government. When you mean nothing but tality, had, on his health being drunk, repaid incompetent to form any judgment on it; and, there justice, they are an ease and help to you. This his hosts with a speech, smacking, as might be fore, his testimony, allowing that he did use the way of thinking is what gave men the glorious expected, of Irish eloquence and sangaree. expressions attributed to him in the first speech as appellations of deliverers and fathers of their The colonial Unionists gave what was termed reported, was perfecly valueless. Had he said country ;-this made the sight of them rouse a report of this speech in the Jamaica Courant what, the Courant made him say, he would have their beholders into acclamations, and mankind and Kingston Chronicle, ingeniously adapted

laid himself open to the same castigation which incapable of bearing its very appearance, to serve their own purposes; and the editor of believing the statements of those who

purposely the inexpressible advantages which will ever

was inflicted on the bishop, who, listening to and without applauding it as a benefit. Consider " this voluntary confession on the part of the condition of the slaves, in the same manner as the attend your Highness, when you make the Attorney-General of such importance to the Attorney-General has been made to do, before he power of rendering men happy the measure of colony, that it was his intention to forward had an opportunity of knowing any thing about your actions. While this is your impulse, numerous copies of his paper, which contained them, save from the representations of others. how easily will that power be extended. The it, to the various editors of London papers, with Nor can the condition of the slaves in the towns glance of your eye will give gladness, and your whom he is in the habit of corresponding, for be urged in justification of such or similar remarks every sentence will have a force of bounty. the purpose of securing its circulation at home.” to those alluded to, inasmuch as they afford no Whatever some men would insinuate, you have Thus the pretended speech arrived in England,

criterion whatever by which to judge of the condi- lost your subjects when you have lost their inand here it underwent another little tampering tion of those on estates or in the country.” clinations. You are to preside over the minds, process. A sentence or two at the commence

not the bodies of men. The soul is the essence ment, which, even in the Courant and Chroni

of the man, and you cannot have the true man cle's version, evinced that it was delivered at a


without his inclinations. Choose, therefore, to convivial party, were omitted, and it was an

be the king or the conqueror of your people.nounced as having been delivered “ on a pub- Sir Walter Raleigh to Prince Henry, Son of It may be submission, but it cannot be obelic occasion, not long since."

James the First

dience, that is passive. But with the last packet from Jamaica comes another disclosure. The speech, as given by May it please Your Highness.

I am, Sir,

Your Highness's most faithful servant, the Jamaica papers, it seems, was never uttered The following lines are addressed to your

Walter Raleig#. at all! At least, so says Mr. O'Reilly, who has

Highness from a man who values his liberty, London, August 12, 1611. caused it to be publicly denied in the Jamaica

and a very small fortune, in a remote part of Cayley's Life of Sir Walter Raleigh. Royal Gazette, and has, moreover, published

this island, under the present constitution, the speech which he professes to have really

above all the riches and honours that he could | THE CONCLUDING SENTENCE OF delivered on the public occasion.” It is as anywhere enjoy under any other establish- BERKELEY'S SIRIS IMITATED. follows:

ment. “ In the perhaps tumultuous expression just

You see, Sir, the doctrines that are lately now exhibited, he recognized something to him come into the world, and how far the phrase

Before tby mystic altar, heav'nly Truth,

I kneel in manhood, as I knelt in youth : infinitely pleasing ; it was warmth of heart, sin has obtained ground, of calling your royal fa

Thus let me kneel, till this dull form decay, cerity of feeling. For the kindness from which ther God's Vicegerent; which ill men have

And life's last shade be brighten'd by thy ray: this arose, he was deeply grateful. True, he was turned both to the dishonour of God and the Then shall my soul, now lost in clouds below, a stranger amongst them-yet, all imperfectly impeachment of His Majesty's goodness. They Soar without bound, without consuming glow.


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