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Such is the history of slavery in Jamaica, in


But the hours speed on, and Time, as he flies,

Over the valleys breathes witheringły ; spile of all its natural and acquired advantages ; and such has been, and will be, the melancholy

And the fairest chaplet of summer dies, fate of every colony cultivated by slaves. It does Who knoweth not that time is truly compared

And blossomless now is the wild-briar tree. not depend upon accidents . It is the natural and to a stream that carrieth down fresh and pure wa

The strong have bowed down, the beauteous are inevitable result of a false system of labour. ters unto that salt sea of corruption which envi.

dead; An able writer at the Cape says, “In this roneth all human actions ? And therefore if man

The blast through the forest sighs mournfully, colony we enjoy a most favourable climate and shall not, by his industry, virtue, and policy, as it

And bared is full many a lofty head, situation, much ood land, and many valuable were with the oar, row against the stream and in

But there's fruit on the lowly wild-briar tree. productions. We are not burdened with a na clination of time, all institutions and ordinances, tional debt, the support of feets or armies, nor be they never so pure, will corrupt and degenerate. It has cheered yon bird, that, with gentle swell, any of the artificial evils of old states. Yet - LORD Bacon.

Şings, “What are the gaudy flowers to me? poverty is the general rule, and the most moderate Riches are the baggage of virtue ; they cannot | For here will I build my nest, and dwell independence the rare exception. There are many be spared nor left behind, but they hinder the

By the simple, faithful, wild-briar tres." causes for this, but we can now point to one march.-B.

Wild Garlanda which would alone account fully for our depres Those who study particular sciences, and neg. sion, in the absence of all the rest.

lect philosophy, are like Penelope's suitors, that " We possess about 35,000 slaves. The first made love to the waiting-woman.-ANISTIPPUS.

VERSES TO A BATH STOVE, cost, at £40 a piece, is £1,400,000. The natural As that which rises from the bottom of a still is wages of labour is just the sustenance of the la- but a vapour, and becomes not a drop till it settles

BY DR. MASON GOOD, bourer ; but this the slaves get, and over and above upon the upper part of it; so that which comes we lose annually, from the body is but a base disturbance, and comes

On leaving it behind in a house from which he remored. 1. The interest of the first cost

• £84,000

not to the proper form and nature of a sin till con Here rest, О stove! the fondest friends must pert, 2. Insurance 42,000 sented to and owned by the soul.-Dr. South.

Whate'er the sorrow that subdues the heart; 3. Inferiority of slave labour (5 p. c.) 70,000 It is the chief concern of wise men to retrench Here rest, a monument to all behind, 4. Accidents peculiar to slave labour 14,000 the evils of life by the reasonings of philosophy; of the chief virtues that enrich the mind. Making a difference against us in

it is the employment of fools to multiply them by For thrice three years I've known thee, and have favour of countries that employ the sentiments of superstition.-Addison.

found free lbaour of £220,000 It cannot escape observation, that when men

Thy service clean, thy constitution sound ; per annum.

are too much confined to professional and faculty Amidst a world of changes thou hast stood Total loss in every seven years £1,540,000 habits, and, as it were, inveterate in the recurrent Nor is this all. A large portion of the active employment of that narrow circle, they are rather Unwarp'd, indexible, and true, whate'er

Fix'd to thy post, illustriously good; capital of the colony is thus locked up, and taken disabled than qualified for whatever depends on Thy fiery toils, -and thou hast had thy share; from its natural use-viz., promoting improve the knowledge of mankind, on experience in mixed ments, and extending cultivation and trade. And affairs, on a comprehensive and connected view of A frame more firm, or less disposed to melt;

For never Stoic of the porch has felt many of our farmers, particularly in the wine dis the various, complicated, external, and internal

And sooner than o'er thine, mankind might seck tricts, commenced their business on borrowed interests which go to the formation of that multi

For iron tears o'er Pluto's marble cheek. money, on which they paid six per cent.

If, as
farious thing called a “state.”—BURKE.

Yet hast thou shown, in fulness and in want, it is now manifest, the capital sunk in the first

Virtues that ne'er in rugged bosoms haunt; cost of slaves perishes every seven years, or, to

Grate-full when loaded, and when empty seen meet all objections respecting numbers, say, every

With a still fairer and more beauteous mien; ten years, the fate of such farmers could have been


For polished is thy make, and form'd t' impar: easily foreseen. It was impossible, not from the local or accidental circumstances, but from the James the Second, when Duke of York, ex- Light to the mind, and solace to the heart.

When numb'd by vapours, or a frowning sky, immutable order of things, that they could compressed one day a great desire to see old Mil

When deally gloom has weigh'd down every eye, pete, in the same markets, with the wine growers ton, of whom he had heard so much. · Tlie

When dark my views, or doubtful my career, of Europe, who have the whole of this money king replied, that he felt no objection to the

I've sought thy radiance, all has soon been clear; capital always at command to meet the various duke's satisfying his curiosity; and, accord- Nature her face has hasten'd to resume, demands of their manufacture and trade. No one ingly, soon afterwards James went privately to need be surprised that, in consequence of this Milton's house, where, after an introduciion

Each doubt decamp'd, and glee succeeded glosa. enormous waste; we find ourselves so often on the which explained to the old republican the rank brink of ruin, and now and then at the very bottom of it.” Such is the cost of slavery so the of his guest

, a free conversation ensued be. Farrithe CURE of COUGHS, COLDS,

tween these very dissimilar and discordant WALTER'S ANISEED PILLS. --The numeros' am planter.

respectable Testimonials daily received of the extraordiHow many more years shall : this wretched characters. In the course, however, of the consystem continue, and be actually suprORTED by versation, the duke asked Milton whether he did tressing and long-established diseases of the pulmonary and

not regard the loss of his eye-sight as a judg- respiratory oryans, induce the Proprietor to recommend I remain, Sir,

ment inflicted on him for what he had written plaints, conceiving that a Medicine which has now stood Your obedient servant,

against the late king. Milton's reply was to the test of experience for several years cannot be too geneG. W. CRAUFURD.

this effect: “ If your Highness thinks that the rally known. They are composed entirely of balsamie calamities which befal us here are indications

and vegetable ingredients, and are so speedly in their bebe King's College, Oct. 3, 1832.

ficial effects, that in ordinary cases a few doses have been of the wrath of Heaven, in what manner

found sufficient; and, unlike most Congl Medicines, they are we to account for the fate of the king, neither attect the head, confine the bowels, por province

any of the unpleasant sensations so frequently complained your father? The displeasure of Heaven must, of. The following cases are gubmitted to the Public from upon this supposition, have been much greater lanc, Mile-end, was perfectly cured of a violent cough,

in the Proprietor's possession :-K. Boke, of GlobeANCIENT ELECTIONEERING. against him than against me; for I have lost attended with hoarseness, which rendered his speech inagonly my eyes, but he lost his head.”

dible, by taking three or four doses. E. Booley, of Queen A MEMORABLE instance of old English spirit

street, Spitalfields, after taking a few doses, was entirely and integrity is recorded of Lady Ann Clifford,

cured of a most inveterate cough, which he had had for Countess of Dorset, Pembroke, and Montgo

many months, and tried almost every thing without suc.

cess. Prepared by W. Walter, and sold by I. A. Slimer mery, who, by failure of the male line, pos


wood, No. 55, Bishopsgate Without, in boxes, at 1s. Just sessed

and three in one for 2s. Id.; and by appointment, by Har great hereditary estates of the Clifford

nay and Co., No. 63, Oxford-street; Green, No. 42, WhiteCumberland family, and the consequent pa- The woods are stripped by the wintry winds, chapel-ruad; Prout, No. 226, Strand; Sharp, Cross-street, tronage of the borough of Appleby. Sir Joseph And faded the flowers that bloomed on the lea;

Islington; Pink, No. 65, High-street, Borough; Alliwa,

No. 130, Brick-lane, Bethnal green; Farrar, Uptov-place, Williamson, the profligate minister and secre But one lingering gem the wanderer finds- Commercial-road; Hendebonrek, 320, Holboru; and by tary of Charles the Second, wrote to her lady 'Tis the ruby fruit of the wild-briar tree.

all the wholesale and retail Medicine Venders in the United

Kiogrlom.-N.B. In consequence of the increased demand ship, suggesting a candidate for the borough.

for this excellent Medicine, the Public are cautioned She'returned the following laconic and patri- When the spring came forth in her May-day mood, against Counterfeits-noue can be genuine unless signed by otic answer, worthy a better subject than this 'Mid the bursting buds, by the zephyr wooed,

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

on the ontside wrapper.-Be sure to ask for " Walter's bartering of the subject's rights :“I have been bullied by an usurper, I have

The green leafy sprays of the wild-briar tree. been neglected by a court; but I will not be When the sunbeams shone with a warmer glow, Printed by J. Haddon and Co.; and Published dictated to by a subject. Your man sha'nt

And the honied bells were sipped by the bee, by J. Crisp, at No. 27, Ivy Lane, Paternoster stand.

Could the woodlands a lovelier garland show, Row, where all Advertisements and Communi. " Anne Dorset, Pembroke, and Montgomery." Than the wreath that hung on the wild-briar tree? cations for the Editor are to be addressed.

us ?

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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 horWorcester a little brook enters the Severn, as that on the body, with a horny skin, rors, and that many British subjects, and

much British capital, are engaged in supcalled Barbourne; or Beaverbourne, to marked into divisions which resemble the

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.

jects from being connected with “men-stealers the Danube, and the Weser, in Germany;

and murderers.” I earnestly desire the pro

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


12th Month, 6th, 1832. in his time, he said, he had killed eleven writer to be no enemy of the slave-trade and 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 concerned for the honour of religion or humanity

CURIOUS CALCULATION. of North America has not yet been ascer

could pass over all the appalling statements tained.

When the earth is compared to an ant-hill, contained in the parliamentary papers alluded the comparison is very inexact, so far as 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

are at present 600 millions of human beings on them in the construction of habita-Leone. . Ordered by the House of Commons the globe, and that ten persons-men, women, 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

having been carried on at Sierra Leone to a architectural instinct has, however, been frightful extent—that many British subjects form a mass equal to a pyramidical mountain

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

subject, and to bring it under the notice of equal in bulk Benlawers, in Perthshire, assumbours of Beavers, may first be noticed the government. Now, I think it is very unfair ing that mountain to be a cone of 15,000 feet peculiarities of the incisor teeth, which of R. S., without giving the Governor the cre

diameter at the base, and 3,700 feet in height. 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

on the Governor for his interference with, or, millions of mountains like Chimborazzo to

very thickest trunks which they may require far from my intention to throw any obstacle in

at least, suspicions of the missionaries. It is make a mass equal to the globe. 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.

It is much to be lamented that this out

Hearing a lawyer, grave in his address, that immediately opposite grows forward,

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 inan a Bishop, or at leastthe vacancy.

God's name so much upon his lips--a Priest, 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 for praise which I have observed in you, may

gross adulation; but your youth, and the thirst industriously inserted, by the West Indian gentlemen, he had found them full of kind and 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 delivered“ on a energetic assistants in the protection of slaves. To ture into tyranny. Be careful, O 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 rizes 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 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

man have authority from the fountain of good and the manners of the country. His instructions, have succeeded in the highest ambition ; but, at the generate spirits, which want benevolence, sup

to do evil ? No, my prince; let mean and dewhen he left England, were to ascertain the condi same time, if such a line of conduct deserved their tion 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 condition, in every respect, superior to that of the the Jamaica Watchman :

Let me not doubt but all pleas, which do

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 imagined. The protection of an Attorney-General used by Mr. O'Reilly, were grasped at

, as a ford your great understanding as disagreeable to was 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 gloowner. 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, be 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, joo,

without being able to add right of being free agents, and to your own Jamaica papers has now put us in possession in explanation of the obvious contradiction which nefactors. Believe me, my prince, there is no of the atcual facts, and we request the reader it gives to the other.". ...“ What struck us at other right can now 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, suve in this and Spanish-Town, was perfectly government. When you mean nothing but tality, had, on his health being drunk, repaid incompetent to form uny judgment on it ; and, there justice, they are an case 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 the latter paper stated that he considered surrounded him on his arrival, reported on the " 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 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

I am, Sir, another disclosure. The speech, as given by

May it please Your Highness.

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

Walter Raleigh. 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


BY SIR WILLIAM JONES. “ 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 thy 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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a league between adulterous planters and tem- | dividuals refused to serve with him, &c. &c. porising churchmen; the former consistently The following is the reason assigned by the

opposing the truth, the latter seeking ease, Cornwall Chronicle of February 18 - We CHRISTIANITY.

and friendship of the world.' When will his understand that his (Mr. Roby's) manifesting

lordship shake off the trammels of worldly so decided a regard for the Baptists, in be In what degree it is allowable, and in what policy, and stand forth in the name and in coming their security, and in intermeddling degree it is criminal, to instruct the Jamaica the strength of his Master? His voice raised with the affair of the meeting-house (i. e., bondsmen, may be learnt from the following against the proprietors' criminal neglect of lodging information concerning the estruccommunication to the Editor of the Christian their slaves would be heard and listened to, tion of the chapel), has rendered this gentleRecord, a monthly publication issued in Kings- and some hope might then be entertained of man so obnoxious to the public.' ton, Jamaica, under the superintendance of rescuing the soul of the slave from spiritual “Mr. J. L. Lewin, of Montego Bay, from Members of the Church of England.

thraldom; but, if his lordship thus continue his activity in behalf of the missionaries, has " happened to be present, the other day, silent, how great is his responsibility!' been subjected to the bitterest malice of their, at a conversation which took place at the house

“The following instances will show that and now his own, enemies. They have interof an attorney in my neighbourhood, on the

even individuals of great respectability in the fered between him and his co-partner in busiquestion whether or not a clergyman, who had community have not escaped the malice of ness, Mr. Heron, and have even succeeded in been lately appointed to a district of the parish, persecutors, when they have ventured to inter compassing a dissolution of the connexion. should be permitted to instruct the slaves on fere in the behalf of the missionaries. Mr. “Mr. Lawrence Hill, of Montego Bay, has the estates in that district! It was the una- Roby, Collector of his Majesty's Customs at been dismissed from his employment for advonimous opinion of the planters present that Montego Bay, was repeatedly subjected to cating the cause of the missionaries; and methe said clergyman ought not, on any account, gross insult. "On one occasion he was hung dical men have actually refused to attend his to be admitted on the estates. Why? 'Be- in effigy. On the formation of a conservative family in sickness!” CAUSE HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH corps for the defence of the town, several inMissionary Society! There was nothing against the individual himself. This was admitted in so many words; but his connexion with that Society was deemed a sufficient reason for depriving the slaves of the means of instruction which he was appointed to afford them, and for keeping them bound down in the chains of spiritual darkness! What an awful responsibility lies on the souls of proprietors who thus deliver up the spiritual welfare of their slaves to the dictation of abandoned men! In this manner, and for these causes, the slaves are deprived of the instruction and eonsolations of the ininisters of the established church. From the inadequate size of the chapels, and from the want of time allowed them, they can scarcely attend the public ministry ; and they have been threatened by proprietors, attorneys, and overseers—aye, by magistrates ! —with the utmost severity of punishment, if they shall be detected in attendance at a ' Sectarian' place of worship. How, then, are the unfortunate creatures to obtain spiritual nourishment for their famishing souls? Whom

NORTH GATE, YARMOUTH. will these planters permit to give them instruction? 'The Bishop's Catechist. He, and he THE DROMEDARY DRIVER.

ABBOTSFORD, alone, is to be admitted; and the cause of his admission, and the value of his instructions, In vast and boundless solitude he standsmay be gathered from the conversation which And round, and round, heaven and the desert Dax springs from distant ocean ; calm and bright


Winds, like a glittering snake, the lovely Tweed ; passed upon this occasion :It is a naked universe of sand

Rocks-dewy forests catch the rosy light, “An overseer who was present, addressing That stretches round, and burns beneath the feet: The early bee is humming o'er the mead; the attorney of the estate which he managed, Stillness, dread stillness, reigos! and he, alone, O'er ivied cots the smoke is trailing fair, said, 'He (the clergyman) asked me to allow Stands where drear solitude has reared his throne. And the bird sings, and flow'rs scent all the air. him to catechise the slaves on the estate, Sir; Look on the ground : behold the moistless bed, but I referred him to you. Has he spoken to Where lies his faithful dromedary, dead! The shepherd resting on his crook, the line you, Sir?' 'You did perfectly right. He has Mark his despairing look, as his wild eye Of Cheviot mountains distant, dim, and blue; not spoken to me yet. Then he is not to Stretches its aching sight, as if to try.

The waters murmuring as they flow and shine; attend, Sir?” “Certainly not. He has con To pierce beyond the desert and the sky! Tall spires the summer foliage glancing through, nected himself with the Church Missionary Quick thoughts - remembrances-hopes, deep and Enchant the gazer, till he dreams he be Society, and it is high time to put down fana- The Arab maid, that wept a fond adieu,

In Tempe's vale, or Pan's own Arcady. ticism in the country.” But the catechist is

And wished and prayed he might not tarry long; still attending, Sir. Is he to go on?' Oh, And said she loved him, and she would be true ;

And here stands Abbotsford-romantic dome! the Bishop's catechist. What does he teach? And home, and all the scenes of early days,

Attracting more than all this lovely scene; Does he teach reading ? No, Sir; he teaches Come, with a rushing sickness, o'er his soul ;

For glorious genius here hath made a home

Its turrets whitening o'er the woods of green, 1 them to repeat the Church Catechism.' 'No- For he sees life fast Aeeting to its goal:

Slopes, larches, to the small forget-me-not, thing more?' 'No, Sir.' Then he may be He casts around a last despairing gaze

A magic breathe, and tell of fame and Scott. allowed to continue. That can do no harm; O'er the wide universe of burning sand, IT WILL DO NO GOOD; but it can do no harm. And strikes his forehead with liis clenched hand.

Peace, Abbotsford, to thee ! and him whose fame He may go on!' And now he hurries on with rapid stride,

Hath haloed thee with interest ne'er to die; “When,' asks the writer, ' will the Bishop's As if (vain hope!) to pass the boundless sands, Linked with his immortality, thy namre eyes be open to his situation? The lamentable And reach some clime where gentle waters glide

With Petrarch's venerated pile shall vie.* fact is, that he is now merely an instrument in Through smiling valleys, and green shady lands ;

Pilgrims from southern land, and o'er the sea, But still the desert rises on his view, the hands of the planters, by which they are

When we are dust, shall fondly bow to thee. And still the deep sand sinks beneath his tread; endeavouring to put a stop to the progress of

London. Fainting, he stops exhausted—but anew religion in the island ! It is enough to make Onward in phrenzy runs—his dizzy head one's heart sick; but it is too true that every Turns round--oh, God! his tottering knees give

• The villa of Petrarch still stands at Arquato, and, zealous clergyman who is anxious to discharge

with his tomb, receives during the year the hoinage of his duty finds himself checked at every point by He falls, and dying lies, the fell hyæna's prey. thousands.

way !

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