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Budhism of other eastern nations. It recognizes beings superior to man, to whom are ascribed dominion over the planets, the latter being considered to exercise an influence upon the destinies of man. These beings were considered as causing all the diseases which afflict mankind, in the exercise of which power these poor wretches oppose them with charms, songs, and incantations. The prevailing doctrines of the religion of Budha are those of the metempsychosis, and of a future state of rewards and punishments, consisting in repeated transmigrations of the soul from one body to another, until it be absorbed or annihilated. With the Budhists there is no supreme God, but a heaven crowded with innumerable divinities of various conditions and functions, which the imagination of the priesthood has depicted in the most gorgeous colours. They believe that the world had no beginning, and will have no end--that variety of worship is agreeable to superior beings, but that their own form is the best, and they are ready to admit all mankind to a participation of its advantages. The Budhist nations, consequently, have never persecuted Christianity; but its morality is too

severe for them, and they insist, accordWORSHIP OF THE BUDHISTS.

ing to a favourite expression of their If there is an interest universally felt | This system appears to have originated | own, that, although it be a road to heaand acknowledged in tracing the history, in Tartary. From this country it passed / ven, it is one which is too difficult for and investigating the customs, of large into Hindostan, at a period anterior to all them to follow. communities of men, the study of their historical record, and flourished together

With these general remarks on the religion or mythology—the most influen- with Brahminism, or rather originally

character of the religion of Budha, it tial of all the causes which determine formed a part of that singular system. / may not be uninteresting to extract, for their national character and condition- | This seems to be evident from the great | the edification of the reader, some more cannot be without its pleasures and uses. / similarity subsisting between their funda- | particular statement of their mythologiTo estimate the minute proportions of mental doctrines. From many of the | cal creed. We quote from Dr. Buchatruth discoverable in the most erroneous doctrines and customs of this sect we nan's selections, in the sixth volume of and gross systems of religion, to trace should infer that it preceded the institu- / “ The Asiatic Researches.” them from the only source of truth, and tion of those castes or orders into which

or orders into which I The god Sekkraia resides in the great city to account for the adulterating admixture i the Hindoos are divided. Among the | Maha-Soudassana, which has a square form, its of error which, in false systems, renders it Budhists the priests lived a life of the

gilded wall, surrounding it, being a perfect

square. The gates are of gold and silver, imperceptible and useless,—these are em- strictest celibacy—a practice which could

adorned with precious stones. Seven moats ployments becoming a rational and en- | never have prevailed conjointly with the

surround the city, and beyond the last range lightened mind. Besides, as important system of castes, as the sacred order a row of marble pillars studded with jewels; truths may be conveyed in negatives, as would necessarily become extinct in one beyond which are seven rows of palm-trees, we arrive at the science of life by the generation.

| bearing rubies, pearls, gold, &c., lakes, odoriexamination of the dead, and learn to Hindooism, like Judaism, admits of no

ferous flowers, and fragrant trees. To the preserve as well as to appreciate health proselytes, as the bare acknowledgment

north-east of the city is a very large hall, ex

tending every way 500 juzana, its circum. by investigating disease, so we shall at of certain opinions does not constitute a

ference 900, and its height 450 juzana. From once fortify our religion, and strengthen Jew or a Hindoo, genealogy being an

its roof hang golden bells; and its walls, pilour attachment to it, by observing the equally important condition in both cases. lars, and stairs, shine with gold and precious intellectual and moral degradation con- Budhism, on the other hand, admits pro- stones. The pavement is of crystal, and each sequent upon its absence.

selytes, and refuses to recognize the sys row of pillars contains a hundred columns. One of the preposterous ceremonies of tem of castes. Hence the deadly hostility

The road to this hall is twenty juzana long an absurd, but ancient and widely-spread, which prevailed among the Hindoos and

| and eighteen broad, bordered with trees bear

ing fruit and Aowers. Whenever Sekkraia superstition, is depicted in the uncouth- Budhists, which ended in the total ex

repairs to this hall, the wind shakes off all the looking engraving at the head of this pulsion of the latter from the continent of vowers (fresh ones instantly blooming in their article. The religious system referred to is India. The persecuted Budhists took re- stead), with which the presiding god of the denominated Budhism, and the particular fuge in the Island of Ceylon about 260 winds adorns the road in honour of his apforn it here assumes is that under which ycars before the Christian era, and erect- | proach; and the flowers are so abundant as it is found in Ceylon. It represents the ed there the altars of their religion. On

to reach up to the knees. In the centre stands king and his subjects listening with pro- arriving there Budhism had to mix with

the great imperial throne, surmounted by the

white chettra or umbrella ; it shines with found attention to the discourses of Sek- the demon-worship practised by the abo

- gold, and pearls, and jewels. It is surrounded kraia and Matalee, two of their imaginary | riginal inhabitants, from which it took a l by the thirty-two shrines of the counsellors, deities.

tincture which distinguishes it from the and behind these the other Nat (i. e. the collective populace of gods), each in his proper view than to evince their valour, or to riot in ORIGIN OF NEWSPAPERS. place. The four assistant gods also attend ; the vengeance of victory. Ambition, as ex


The origin of periodical literature in this counwhile the inferior gods touch their musical | hibited in Pompey and Cæsar, seems almost try is to be traced to the rei

try is to be traced to the reign of Queen Elizainstruments and sing melodiously. The four to become a grand passion when compared to beth. England being threatened with a formi.

hen command their inferior the contracted and ferocious aim of Homer's dable invasion from Spain, the wise and prudent gods to go through this southern island, or the chiefs; while this passion, even thus elevated,

Burleigh projected “The English Mercurie,” world, and inquire diligently into the actions serves to exalt, by comparison, the far different

printed in the year 1588, with the design of of mankind, if they observe holy days and and nobler sentiments and objects of Cato and

conveying correct information to the people, laws (the Budha's precepts), and exercise cha- Brutus. The contempt of death, which, in the

and to relieve them from the danger of false rity. At this command, quicker than the heroes of the Iliad, often seems like an inca

reports, during the continuance of the boasted winds, the messengers pass through this world; pacity, or an oblivion of thought, is, in Lucan's

Spanish Armada in the English Channel. and, having carefully noted in a golden book favourite characters, the result, or, at least, the

| They were all extraordinary gazettes, published

They we all the good and evil actions of men, they im- associate, of high philosophic spirit; and this

| from time to time, as that profound statesman mediately return to the hall, and deliver the strongly contrasts their courage with that of indeed needen

judged needful, and less frequently as the

and in record to the four presiding gods, who pass it | Homer's warriors, which is (according, indeed, I danger abated. The appetite for news, thus to the lesser deities, and they onward till it to his own frequent similes) the reckless daring excited was not suffe, reaches Sekkraia. He, opening the book, reads of wild beasts. Lucan sublimates martial into

further supply. Nathaniel Butter established aloud; and, if his voice be raised, it sounds moral grandeur. Even if you could deduct

the first weekly paper in August, 1622, entitled, over the whole heayen. If the Nat hear that from his great men all that which forms the

“ The Certain ewes of this Present Week," men practise good works, and obey the Bud-specific martial display of the hero, you would

and within a few years other journals were hist laws, they exclaim, “ Oh, now the infernal find their greatness little diminished; they

started; but they did not become numerous regions will be empty, and our abode full of would still retain their commanding and in

until the time of the civil wars. During that inhabitants !" If, on the contrary, there are teresting aspect. The better class of them,

em; season of contention, each party had its Diurfew good men, “ Oh, wretches !” say they, amidst war itself, hate and deplore the spirit

nals, its Mercuries, and its Intelligencers, smiling, “men and fools, who, feasting for a and destructive exploits of war. They are in

which arose into being as fast as the events short life, for a body four cubits in length, and dignant at the vices of mankind for compel.

which occasioned them. The great news-writer a belly not larger than a span, have heapen on ling their virtue into a career in which such

of that period was Marchmont Needham, of themselves sin which will make them miser- sanguinary glories can be acquired. And,

whose history and writings a large account is able in futurity!” Then the god Sekkraia, while they deem it their duty to exert their

given by Anthony Wood. At the Restoration, that he may induce men to live virtuously, courage in conflict for a just cause, they re- | he was discharged by the council of state from charitably, and justly, speaks thus:-" Truly, | gard camps and battles as vulgar things, from his post of public news-writer, Giles Dury and if men fulfilled the law (the Budha's precepts), which their thoughts often turn away into a Heury Muddiman being appointed in his room. they would be such as I am.” After this he train of solemn and presaging reflections, in They were authorised to publish their papers will, with all his train, to the number of thirty- | which they approach sometimes the most ele-on Mondays and Thursdays, under the title of six millions of Nat, return to the city with vated sublimity. You have a more absolute “The Parliamentary Intelligencer,” and “Mermusic. impression of grandeur from a speech of Cato

curius Publicus." In August, 1663, the noted than from all the mighty exploits that epic

Roger L'Estrange obtained the appointment of poetry ever blazoned. The eloquence of

sole patentee for the publication of intelligence, Lucan's moral heroes does not consist in MORAL AND RELIGIOUS INFLUENCE

under the designation of “Surveyor of the images of triumphs and conquests, but in reOF THE CLASSICS.

Imprimery and Printing Presses;" and he was flections on virtue, sufferings, destiny, and

at the same time constituted one of the lideath; and the sentiments expressed in his No. IV.

censers of the press. By virtue of his newlyown name have often a melancholy tinge

have oiten a melancholy tinge created office, he published two papers, entitled

which renders them irresistibly interesting. The Intelligencer.” and “The Newes,” which EPIC POETS.-LUCAN. He might seem to have felt a presage, while

appeared Mondays and Thursdays, until the musing on the last of the Romans, that their

| beginning of January, 1665-6, when they were In naming Lucan, I am not unaware that poet was soon to follow them. The reader

superseded by “ The London Gazette,” which, an ayowal of high admiration may hazard all becomes devoted both to the poet and to these

became the property of Thomas Newcomb. credit for correct discernment. I must, how- | illustrious men; but, under the influence of

From this time to the Revolution, a variety ever, confess that, in spite of his rhetorical this attachment, he adopts all their sentiments, I of newspapers made their appearance, both for ostentation, and all the offences of a too in- and exults in the sympathy, forgetting, or un

and against the court. The most ingenious of flated style, he does, in my apprehension, willing, to reflect whether this state of feeling

its opponents was “ The Weekly Packet of greatly surpass all the other ancient poets in be concordant with the religion of Christ, and advice from Rome ; or, the Popish Courant;" direct force of the ethical spirit; and that he with the spirit of the apostles and martyrs. I written by Henry Care, and continued for four would have a stronger influence to seduce my | The most captivating of Lucan's sentiments, years and a half from December, 1678, to the feelings, in respect to moral greatness, into a to a mind enamoured of pensive sublimity, are 13th of July, 1683. A rival paper, written discordance from Christian principles. His | those concerning death. I remember the very with much wit and Immour, against Care, and leading characters are widely different from principle which I would wish to inculcate, other Whig writers, was “ Heraclitus Ridens: those of Homer, and of an eminently superior that is, the necessity that a believer of the

or, a Discourse between Jest and Earnest; order. The mighty genius of Homer appeared gospel should preserve the Christian tenour of

where many a true word is pleasantly spoken, and departed in a rude age of the human feeling predominant in his inind, and clear of

| in opposition to libellers against the governmind, a stranger to the intellectual enlarge- incongruous mixture, having struck me with

ment." The first nuinber appeared, February, ment which would have enabled him to com great force amidst the enthusiasm with which

1681, and the last, August 22, 1682. Towards bine in his heroes the dignity of thought, in- \ I read many times over the memorable account

the end of Queen Anne's reign, when churchstead of mere physical force, with the energy of Vulteius, the speech by which he inspired

men were desirous of rendering the Dissenters of passion. For want of this, they are great his gallant band with a passion for death, and

ridiculous, in order to crush them, this work heroes without being great men. They appear the reflections on death with which the poet

was reprinted in two volumes, with a preface to you only as tremendous fighting and de- closes the episode. I said to myself, at the full of misrepresentation and slander. The stroying animalsma kind of human mam- suggestion of conscience, What are these sen

ence, what are these sen. work itself contains some humourous songs and moths. The prowess of personal conflict is all timents with which I am glowing? Are these

poems adapted to the loyalty of the times. they can understand and admire, and in their the just ideas of death? Are they such as

such as Another contemporary paper, rendered notowarfare their minds never reach to any of the were taught by the Divine Author of our re

rious by its subserviency to the court, and the sublimer views and results even of war; their ligion? Is this the spirit with which St. Paul

Faul scurrility of its pages, was “The Observator in chief and final object seems to be the mere approached his last hour? And I felt a pain

an- Dialogue. By Roger L'Estrange, Esq." It savage glory of fighting, and the aunihilation | sul collision between this reflection and the

commenced, April, 13, 1681, and was continued of their enemies. When the heroes of Lucan, passion inspired by the poet. I perceived

| until the 9th of March, 1687. Proper titles, both the depraved and the nobler class, are clearly that the kind of interest which I felt

prefaces, and indexes were then added to the employed in war, it seems but a small part of was no less than a real adoption, for the time,

ume, work, which forms three volumes in folio. It what they can do, and what they intend ; they of the very same sentiments with which he

is a curious record of the manners and illiberal have always something further and greater in was animated.

spirit of the times.

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The events that followed the Revolution gave | be remarked, that De Foe was the sole writer Unable or unwilling to bear up against unexa new stimulus to inquiry, and multiplied the of the nine quarto volumes that compose the pected misfortunes, they throw up the reins to productions of the press, which also increased work; a prodigious undertaking for one man, the grossest dissipation, as long as their means

especially when we consider his other nume- / will allow them, until at length they are comnent form. Following the spirit of the age, rous engagements of a literary nature.

pelled to solicit charity from those whites who Dunton projected “The Anthenian Gazette: A modern writer, speaking of this work, be once befriended them, or even from the deor, Casuistical Mercury. Resolving all the stows upon it the following eulogium:-“Con- spised negroes themselves, no parish relief most nice and curious Questions proposed by temporary with Leslie's Rehearsals, came for being in store for them. They must, consethe Ingenious." The first number was pub- ward, under a periodical dress, and of a kind quently, either resort to casual assistance, or lished, March 17, 1691, and the last the 8th of far superior to any thing which had hitherto | die by the wayside, unknown and uncared for. February, 1696, which closed the nineteenth appeared, the Review of Daniel De Foe, a man Frequently have I seen such victims of volume. Before this time, the public journals of undoubted genius, and who, deviating from slavery, bare-footed and in rags, soliciting were either restricted to temporary politics, or the accustomed route, had chalked out a new | charity at the door of the overseer's houseto the angry discussion of controverted subjects path for himself. The chief topics were, as entreating, in the humblest manner, for a of an ecclesiastical nature, and of little benefit usual, news, foreign and domestic, and poli- morsel to eat from the domestic slaves. It to the reader. Dunton has the merit of first tics; to these, however, were added the various depended greatly on the humour the lord of giving them a literary turn; but his paper ex | concerns of trade; and, to render the under- | the sugar-canes was in at the time whether the cluded politics, and the quaintness of the style taking more palatable and popular, he with supplication of the walking buckra would be rendered it uninviting to his readers.

much judgment, instituted what he termed, attended to or not. Sometimes he would be It was in the following reign that our peri- perhaps with no great propriety, a “Scandal sent a few scraps of meat in a plate, to eat at odical literature first acquired that polished | Club,' and whose amusement it was to agitate the foot of the steps; at other times he would style, and intellectual vigour, which had so questions in divinity, morals, war, language, be angrily ordered off from the estate, with a decided an influence in improving the taste poetry, love, marriage, &c. The introduction threat of the stocks, and something worse, if and manners of the age. Upon this account, of this club, and the subjects of its discussion, he ever presented himself there again! It not the reign of Queen Anne has been sometimes it is obvious, approximated the Review much unusually happened that the poor outcast thus called the Augustan age; and it certainly nearer than any preceding work to our first maltreated was at once of better family in the abounded in men of genius and refined taste, classical model.''

mother country, and had received a better eduin every department of learning. The writings

cation, than the unfeeling overseer he was now of Swift, Steele, and Addison, who adorned

forced to fly from ; but, from having had that period, were long considered as the stand

higher feelings, better morals, and a spirit ill ards of good style; and, although not the

brooking the despotism of a sugar-estate policy, inventors of essay-writing, contributed to throw DESTITUTE WHITES IN JAMAICA. he had drawn down upon his head the hatred of a charm over it, such as it had never before

his overseer, been dismissed from the estate, had attained. Amongst their precursors in this TO THE EDITOR OF THE TOURIST. his golden hopes dashed to the ground, and line, there can be no question that De Foe is

himself, ashamed and disgraced, rendered a entitled to the foremost rank; and that in the MR. Epitor, — Permit me, through the drunkard and a villain! graces of language he as far outstripped his medium of your philanthropic journal, to | Many a young man lands in Jamaica contemporaries as he was himself excelled by acquaint the British public with a feature of with the highest hopes of advancing himhis successors.

Jamaica slavery to which, in a general sense, self in a land he at first sight considers Numerous as were the periodical writers in they seem to be entire strangers; but one overflowing with gold and silver, till, on some the early part of this reign, there are three only which ought, if well weighed and considered, ill-omened morning, he arrives too late at that challenge particular distinction : “ The to have a strong claim on their sympathizing the field, receives a scowling look from the Observator," of which the first number was hearts.

overseer at the moment, and, on his return, published April 1, 1702; “The Review," I allude to the wretched and degraded con- finds a letter containing his discharge. Thus which commenced February 19, 1704; and dition of hundreds of white persons, wander- is he branded with disgrace and infamy « The Rehearsal,” which appeared the 2nd of ing about as vagrants, and uniformly treated throughout all his after life. Scouted and August in the same year. The first and last of as such, throughout the whole length and shunned by those whom he once called counthem were written by way of dialogue, and breadth of the island. These unfortunates are trymen, but who now own no such tie, he can distinguished by their personalities. Tutchin, denounced, by the West India party, as un- never again hold up his head even in Jamaica who wrote “The Observator," was the organ principled villains, destitute of all character, society, but must be content to associate with, of the Whigs, as Leslie was of the high-flyers; and a disgrace and pest to society. But to and be constrained to accept charity from, the and the writings of both are plentifully seasoned what cause is their present unpitied conditionnegroes, who, in most instances, are readier to with the hostile language of party. De Foe's to be attributed ? Simply and undoubtedly extend to him a brother's hand than the wbites politics were those of the old Whig school, but to the continued abuse of lawless power, themselves. he never ran the full race of party writers. In vested in the planters, over their white de: Since such is the true state of matters, it the late reign, he was rather a Williamite than pendants, no less than their slaves; for, allow- seems a dangerous sort of policy for the planteither Whig or Tory; and, in the present, his / ing that numbers of these walking buckras, as ers; as these ruined whites would not scruple, political connections were chiefly amongst the they are styled, have had their own bad con for a morsel of food, to give the negroes every new Whigs. Soon after he started the “Re- duct to blame for their present destitution (as information they possessed regarding the view,'' this party came into power, and received | may in many instances hold true), still it is a working of the means for their emancipation, his zealous support so long as its leaders con- decided and undeniable truth that the far and thus increase their desire for freedom, and tinued true to the grand principles of civil and greater number have lost RESPECTABLE situa dissatisfaction with their present undoubtedly religious liberty ; but, when they sacrificed tions, and consequently all farther chance of wretched lot. them to their ambition, he followed his own promotion, through the mere caprice or malice In your next number I will be happy that judgment in descanting upon affairs. It was of an attorney or overseer. In my opinion, you insert a paper from me, detailing “the his opinion that government should be sup- their case is truly a bitter one, and second only nature of a book-keeper's situation in Jamaica;" ported so far as is consistent with reason and to that of the slaves themselves. They are trusting that it may be the means, in the hand sound policy, but no further; and it was upon both the degraded victims of that horrid sys- of providence, of warning and preventing a this principle that he conducted his “Review.” | tem that blasts their morals and sickens their further emigration of my young countrymen to · This paper differed from its two rivals, in par- | hearts.

the blood-stained soil of the west, until slataking more of the nature of an essay, wbich was! Let those who have relatives in Jamaica of very, the many-headed monster, is utterly debetter adapted for discussion. That it did not whom, for years together, no tidings have stroyed. outlive its day, may be ascribed to the great been heard, and who have, therefore, been

I am, Mr. Editor, proportion of temporary matter with which it numbered with the dead — let those startle abounded. There are to be found in its pages, when I tell them that such relatives may still Your fellow-labourer in the great cause, however, many instructive pieces of a moral be alive there; but only as wanderers and outand political nature, besides others devoted to casts, without a friend to relieve or a home to

CHARLES JOHNSTONE. amusement; and also some useful historical shelter, misery and want staring them ever in documents. A complete copy of the work is the face, and their recollections embittered by not known to be in existence. It deserves to the worst of treatment and disappointed hopes.

astonishment even of iny medical friends, it had the bar piest result in restoring my infant to perfect healtb. I shall be most happy to satisfy any respectable inquirer (by previous appointment) in person. I am, Sir,

Your much obliged and most obedient servant, Temple House, January 7, 1824.

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To Mr. Mason, Agent for Staffordshire. There are two species of this animal, | my quadrant, or other furniture, and he seemed, SIR,-For the benefit of my fellow-sufferers I lay before

you, and for the acceptance of Mr. Morison and the Britisk the striped and the spotted hyæna, the | by keeping the candles steadily in his mouth,

College of Health, a statement of my case and cure, froin former of which is found in various parts to wish for no other prey at that time. As his

the use of the Universal Meclicines only. About the 1st of

August I was taken snddenly ill, with alarming symptoms of Asia and Africa, and the latter princi

of the disease called cholera. I lay in bed five days, in expally confined to Guinea, Ethiopia, and with, I was not afraid of him, but with a pike

trenie torture, from constant retchings and cramps, from I struck him as near the heart as I could judge. which I had no hope of alleviation, so many were carried

off by the complaint all around me. Finding no relief Of these the latter has the advantage in

from any other quarier, I was induced (by your agent, fierceness; but, on feeling his wound, he let Mr. Round, or Tipton,) to try Morison's Pills, which, by size, but their habits are exceedingly si-drop the candles, and endeavoured to run up the blessing of God, and the use of strony doses, carried

off the acrimonions huniours, which I have now every milar. Hyænas generally inhabit caverns the shaft of the spear to arrive at me, so that,

reason to believe is all that is required, and restored me and rock places: they prowl about in self-defence, I was obliged to draw out a to health in cight days. Strongly recommending the gene

ral adoption of this snre remedy, chiefly by night, and feed on the re

I am, Sir, most respectfully yours, nearly at the same time my servant cleft his

SIMEON Oxions. mains of dead animals, as well as on

skull with a battle-axe. In a word, the hyæna Canal Side, Tipton Green, Sept. 12, 1822. living prey. They are even said to de

CURE OF RUPTURE. was the plague of our lives, the terror of our

To Mr. Charlwood. vour the dead bodies which they find in night-walks, and the destruction of our mules Sir,-Having received great benefit from the use of Mr. cemeteries; but Bruce, who had great and asses, which, above all others, are his Morison's Pills, I herewith send you the particulars of my

case ; you may give it what publicity you think proper, opportunities of observing them, declares favourite food. There is another passion for in

that others labouring under the same malady may reap

the like benefit. I had been for a long tiine afflicted with that he never had reason to believe this

rupture, which I believe was occasioned by lifting a sack statement. They attack cattle, and frehis liking for dogs' flesh, or, as it is commonly

of potatoes. I tried many sorts of bapılages and trusses, called, his aversion to dogs. No dog, however but without effect, until reading in the East Angliati newsquently commit great devastation among

fierce, will touch him in the field. My grey paper, in September last, of an extraordinary cure perthe flocks. Though not gregarious from

formed on a Mrs. Sayer, a miller's wife, in ibis county, hounds, accustomed to fasten on the wild boar,

whom I kuew, by Morison's Medicines only, I was inany social principle, they sometimes as

la principle, they sometimes as- | would not venture to engage with him. On duced to try if the end pills would do me any service, I, semble in troops, and follow, with dread

therefore, applied to you for two 13 d. boxes on the ota of the contrary, there was not a journey I made

September last, and on the 14th of the same month for ful assiduity, the movements of an army, that he did not kill several of my greyhounds, two large boxes, which I have taken according to instrucin the hope of feasting on the slaughtered and once or twice robbed me of my whole tions given. I am happy to say my rupture has not tron.

bled me since. bodies. The following are some of the stock. This animosity between him and dogs,

I remain, with gratitude, your very obliged humble serthough it has escaped modern naturalists, ap- vant, notices of this animal, given us by Bruce,

C. DYER. | pears to have been known to the ancients in

No.9, Chapel-street, Brock's-place, St. Stephen's, Norwich, as he observed it in Abyssinia :-

August 28th, 1832.
The east. In Ecclesiasticus (chapter xiii., verse

The " Vegetable Universal Medicines are to be had at I do not think there is any one that hath 18), it is said, “What agreement is there be the College, New Road, King's Cross, London; at the

Surrey Branch, 96, Great Surrey-street; Mr. Ficlel's, 16, Airwritten of this animal who has seen the tween the hyæna and the dog ?” a sufficient

street, Quadrant ; Mr. Chappell's, Royal Exchange; Mr. thousandth part of them that I have. They proof that the antipathy was so well known as

Walker's, Lamb's-conduit-passage, Red-lion-square; Mr. were a plague in Abyssinia in every situation, to be proverbial.

J. Loft's, Mile-end-road; Mr. Bennett's, Covent-garden

market; Mr. Haydon's, Fleur-de-lis-court, Norton-falgate ; in the city and in the field, and, I think, sur

Mr. Haslet's, 1-17, Ratclitle-highway ; Messrs. Norbury's,

Just Published, price ls. passed the sheep in number. Gondar was full

Brentford ; Mrs. Stepping, Clare-market; Messrs. Salinos, THE SINFULNESS OF COLONIAL SLA.

Little Bell-alley : Miss Varai's, 24, Lucas-street, Comerof them from the time it turned dark till the

1 VERY. A Lecture, delivered at the Monthly Meet cial-road; Mrs. Beech's, 7, Sloane-square, Chelsea; Mys.

ing of Congregational Ministers and Churches, in the Chapple's, Royal Library, Pall-inall; Mrs. Pippon's, is, slaughtered carcasses which this cruel and

Meeting-house of Dr. Pye Smith, Hackney, on February Wingrove-place, Clerkenwell; Miss C. Atkinson, 19, New 7th, 1833. By ROBERT HALLEY.

Trinity-grounds, Deptford; Mr. Taylor, Hanwelt; Nr. unclean people expose in the streets without London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co., Paternoster Row. Kirtlam, 4, Bolingbroke-row, Walworth; Mr. Payne, 04, burial. Many a time in the night, when the

Jermyn-street; Mr. Howard, at Mr. Wood's, hair-dresser,

Richmond ; Mr. Meyar, 3, May's-buildings, Blackheath; king had kept me late in the palace, and it

For Convulsion Fits, Epileptic Fits.
DR. HADLEY'S POWDERS, a safe and

Mr. Griffiths, Wood-wharf, Greenwich; Mr. Pitt, 1, Cosswas not my duty to lie there, in going across

wall-road, Lambeth; Mr. J. Dobson, 35, Craven-street,

certain Cure for Inward Weakness, Convulsion Fits, the square from the king's house, not many | Epileptic Fits, Hysteries, and Nervous Complaints.

Strand; Mr. Oliver, Bridge-street, Vauxhall; Mr. J.

Monck, Bexley Heath; Mr. T. Stokes, 12, St. Ronan's, hundred yards distant, I have been apprehen

These Powders possess extraordinary properties, and, by

Deptford ; Mr. Cowell, 22, Terrace, Pimlico; Mr. Parfitt, due perseverance in their application, effect a safe and sive they would bite me in the leg. They

96, Edgware-road; Mr. Hart, Portsmonth-place, Kendingcertain cure in all cases of Relaxation, Debility, and

ton-lane ; Mr. Charlesworth, grocer, 124, Shoreditch; Mr. Weakness in Children and Adults ; give immediate relief

R. G. Bower, grocer, 22, Brick-lane, St. Loke's; Mr. S. was surrounded with several armed men, who

to the suffering Infant, or Grown Persons afflicted with
Convulsion Fits; also in cases of Epilepsy, or Falling Fits.

J. Avila, pawnbroker, opposite the church, Hackney; M seldom passed a night without wounding or In Lassitude and Nervons Debility, Hysterics, and Spas

J. S. Briggs, I, Brunswick-place, Stoke Newington; Mr.

T. Gardner, 95, Wood-street, Cheapside, and 9, Norton slaughtering some of them. modic Complaints, these Powders present a grand resto

falgate: Mr. J. Williamson, 15, Seabright-place, Hackney. rative; also extirpate Fits which Females are subject to One night in Martsha, being very intent on

road: Mr. J. Osborn, Wells-street, Hackney road, aad during Pregnancy. They strengthen the stomach, increase

Homerton: Mr. H. Cox, grocer, 10, Union-street, Bistropthe appetite, promote digestion, and, finally, invigorate the

gate-street: Mr. T. Walter, cheescmonger, 67, Hoxton Old me towards the bed, but upon looking round

whole frame, without confinement, change of diet, or
hindrance of bnsiness.

Town; and at one agent's in every principal town in Great could perceive nothing. Having finished what

Britain, the Islands of Guernsey and Malta; and throng From Lord Viscount Amiens.

out the whole of the United States of America. I was then about, I went out of my tent, re. To Mr. Rowland.

N. B. The College will not be answerable for the consolving directly to return, which I immediately,

Sir,-I feel I should be doing you the greatest injustice,

seqnences of any medicines sold by any chymist or draggist, and also to the public generally, were I to withhold from did, when I perceived large blue eyes glaring

as none such are allowed to sell the "'Universal Merke you my testimony in favour of your inestimable medicine,

cines.” on me in the dark. I called upon my servant Dr. Hadley's Powdery, which, under Providence, has with a light, and there was the hyæna stand

been the means of restoring my infant child under cir.

cnmstances the most unparalleled, having the first medical Printed by J. HADDON and Co.; and Published ing near the head of my bed, with two or three l advice, and no more advice, and no more effect than momentary relief. The

by J. CRISP, at No. 27, Ivy Lane, Paternoster large bunches of candles in his mouth. To infant daily declining, Inson

infant daily declining, insomuch that the bones were nearly
through the skin, in this wretched situation I administered

Row, where all Advertisements and Communi. have fired at him I was in danger of breaking daily your powders, and no other medicine; and, to the cations for the Editor are to be addressed. .



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THERE is in Abyssinia a curious spe- of his which suggested the travels of Baron | horns of one of them are now deposited cies of oxen called the Galla oxen, or Munchausen, as a burlesque upon his in the Museum of the Surgeons' College, Sanga, celebrated for the remarkable size narrative. It was at Gilba, a pretty and a pair of the very largest dimensions of its horns. They are brought by the secluded valley, rich in beautiful sce- are in the collection of Lord Valentia, at Cafilas from Antalo, being sent there as nery, beyond the Giralta mountains, that | Arley Hall. valuable presents from the chiefs of the Mr. Salt, who seems to have doubted It might have been expected that the Galla tribes, a bordering people far to the Mr. Bruce's account, was first gratified animal, carrying horns of so extraordinary southward. When Mr. Bruce first gave a with the sight of these very remarkable a magnitude as four feet, would have description of this extraordinary animal, animals. Three of them were subse- proved larger than others of the bovine and the very incredible length and exten- quently made a present to him, but he genus ; but, in every instance which came sion of its horns, popular scepticism placed found them so exceedingly wild that he under Mr. Salt's observation, it was it to the account of those marvellous recitals was obliged to have them shot. The otherwise. The ox is undersized, and

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