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ask whether they may go to such a place on their thing that might chance to offer ; and went wih

own legs: I would fain know how they can go indefatigable industry through a succession of serSoon as the morning trembles o'er the sky, otherwise.-Ibid.

vile employments, of longer or shorter duration,

The tendency of pride to produce strife and hatred still scrupulously avoiding, as far as possible, the ex. And unperceiv'd unfolds the spreading day, is sufficiently apparent from the pains men have pense of a penny. He promptly seized every opporBefore the ripened field the reapers stand

been at to construct a system of politeness, which is | tunity which could advance his design, without re

nothing more than a sort of mimic humility, in garding the meanness of occupation or appearance. In fair array, each by the lass he loves,

which the sentiments of an offensive self-estimation By this method he had gained, after a considerable To bear the rougher part, and mitigate,

are so far disguised and suppressed, as to make them time, money enough to purchase, in order to sell By nameless gentle offices, her toil.

compatible with the spirit of society.-Robert Hall. again, a few cattle, of which he had taken pains to

Mischiefs in a state are like hectic fevers in a understand the value. He speedily but cautiously At once they stoop and swell the lusty sheaves, body; in the beginning hard to be known, but easy turned his first gains into second advantages; reWhile thro' their cheerful band the rural talk,

to be cured, but let them alone awhile, they become tained without a single deviation his extreme parsi.

more easy to be known, but more hard to be cured. mony; and thus advanced by degrees into larger The rural scandal, and the rural jest, -QUARLES.

transactions and incipient wealth. I did not hear, Fly harmless, to deceive the tedious time,

Sorrow is a kind of rust of the soul, which every or have forgotten, the continued course of his life:

idea contributes in its passage to scour away.-Dr. but the final result was, that he more than recovered And steal, unfelt, the sultry hours away. JOHNSON

his lost possessions, and died an inveterate miser, Behind the master walks, builds up the shocks,

worth 60,0001. I have always recollected this as a DECISION OF CHARACTER.

signal instance, though in an unfortunate and ignoAnd, conscious, glancing oft' on every side

ble direction, of decisive character, and of the extraHis sated eye, feels his heart heave with joy. You may recollect the mention, in one of our con

ordinary effect, which, according to general laws, The gleaners spread around, and here and there, versations, of a young man who wasted in two or belongs to the strongest form of such a character.

three years a large patrimony, in profligate revels

(Foster's Essays.) Spike after spike, their scanty harvest pick. with a number of worthless associates calling themBe not too narrow, Husbandmen! but fling selves his friends, till his means were exhausted, when

they of course treated him with neglect or contempt. From the full sheaf, with charitable stealth, Reduced to absolute want, he one day went out of galiery has been pierced through the side of the

At the silver mine of Konigsberg, a wonderful The liberal handful. THOMSON. the house with an intention to put an end to his

mountain, at the depth of 600 feet, through which life; but wandering awhile almost unconsciously, the ore is now transported, instead of being hoisted

he came to the brow of an eminence which overAPHORISMS.

to the top. Its length is 6,000 feet, and it occupied looked what were lately his estates. Here he sat

23 years in its completion. The process was most down, and remained fixed in thought a number of tedious, being entirely by calcination and hammerWords are but the signs and counters of know hours, at the end of which he sprang from the grounding, which brought the rock off in Aakes. Only edge, and their currency should be regulated hy the with a vehement exulting emotion. He had formed

two men could work at a time; it was commenced capital which they represent.-Couton's LACONICS. his resolution, which was, that all these estates

both internally and externally; and it is much to A volume that contains more words than ideas, should be his again; he had formed his plan too,

their credit that, upon meeting, there were only two like a tree that has more foliage than fruit, may suit which he instantly began to execute. He walked

or three feet difference in the level, and none in the those to resort to, who want not to feast but to hastily forward, determined to seize the very first

direction. It is from six to seven feet wide, and dream and to slumber.-Ibid. opportunity, of however humble a kind, to gain any

from een to fisteen high. He that pursues fame with just claims, trusts his money, though it were so despicable a trife, and rehappiness to the winds; but he that endeavours solved absolutely not to spend, if he could help it, Johnson could not brook appearing to be worsted after it by false merit, has to fear not only the vio a farthing of whatever he might obtain. The first in argument, even when, to show the force and lence of the storm, but the leaks of his vessel thing that drew his attention was a heap of coals dexterity of his talents, he had taken the wrong side. Dr. Johnson.

shot out of carts on the pavement before a house. When, therefore, he perceived that his opponent Marriage is nothing but a civil contract. It is He offered himself to shovel or wheel them into the gained ground, he had recourse to some sudden mode true, it is an ordinance of God-s0 is every other place where they were to be laid, and was employed. of robust sophistry. Once when Mr. B. was pressing contract: God commands me to keep it when I have He received a few pence for the labour; and then,

upon him with visible advantage, he stopped him made it.-SELDEN'S TABLE-TALK.

in pursuance of the saving part of his plan, request thus : "My dear B. let's have no more of this: you'll When men ask me whether they may take an ed some small gratuity of meat and drink, which make nothing of it. I'd rather have you whistle a oath in their own sense, it is to me, as if they should was giving him. He then looked out for the next | Scotch tune."


ALL THAT'S BRIGHT MUST FADE. When, o'er the tide of memory stealing,

The scenes of other years appear, Like meteors in the night, revealing

All that the bosom held most dear; Recalling e'en youth's happy feeling,

E'en from the heart was wrung a tear;
Oh, such bright moments make us sigh,
That earth's fair flowers are doomed to die.
But, ever on time's current flowing,

Joy after joy is wasted on,
And each so fleet, that, as 'tis going,

We see it but to feel 'tis gone.
Like perfumed winds that, sweetly blowing,

Yet steal from all they breathe upon.
And life itself must shortly fly,
Such flowers of earth are doomed to die.
Yet, doth one hope, to mortals given,

Belie the motto of my song:
One hope that when earth's ties are riven,

And o'er the dying fancy throng
Visions of doubt, points up to Heaven,

And cheers the soul its path along. 'Tis this will make us cease to sigh That earth's fair flowers are doomed to die.


enjoyed that self-gratulation, which is one of the Taunton.' * William Reed, from Kingston, near rewards of doing our duty, and that peace of God, Taunton! What was your father's name ?'—'Tho. which the world can neither give nor take away. mas.' Had he any brother ?' 'Yes, sir, one, after The consequences he foresaw actually followed. His whom I was named; but he went to the Indies, and, genteel customers left him, as he was nick-named as we never heard from him, we suppose him to be a puritan or methodist. He was obliged to give up dead.' 'Come along, follow me,' said the stranger; his fashionable shop; and in the course of years 'I am going to see a person, who says his name is became so reduced, as to take a cellar under the old William Reed, of Kingston, near Taunton. Come market-house, and shave the common people. One and confront him. If you prove to be indeed him, Saturday evening, between light and dark, a stranger, whom you say you are, I have glorious news for from one of the coaches, asking for a barber, was you; your uncle is dead, and has left an immense directed by the ostler to the cellar opposite. Coming fortune. which I will put you in possession of, when in hastily, he requested to be shaved quickly, while all legal doubts are removed. They went by the they changed horses, as he did not like to violate the coach, saw the pretended William Reed, and proved Sabbath. This was touching the barber on a tender him to be an impostor. The stranger, who was a chord : he burst into tears, asked the stranger to pious attorney, was soon legally satisfied of the barJend him a halfpenny to buy a candle, as it was not her's identity, and told him that he had advertised light enough to shave him with safety. He did so, him in vain. Providence had now thrown him in revolving in his mind the extreme poverty to which his way, in a most extraordinary manner, and he the poor man must be reduced.

had much pleasure in transferring a great many “'When shaved, he said, “There must be some thousand pounds to a worthy man, the rightful heir thing extraordinary in your history, which I have of the property.- Thus was man's extremity God's not now time to hear. Here is half-a-crown for you; opportunity. Had the poor barber possessed one when I return, I will call and investigate your case. halfpenny, or even had credit for a candle, he might Witat is your name?' 'William Reed,' said the have remained unknown for years; but he trusted astonished barber. William Reed !' echoed the in God, who never said, 'Seek ye my face in vain.'" stranger, ‘William Reed! by your dialect you are -(From A Plea for the Sabbath.) from the West ?' 'Yes, sir; from Kingston, near

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TO MY MOTHER. They tell us of an Indian tree

Which, howsoe'er the sun and sky May tempt its boughs to wander free,

And shoot and blossom, wide and ligh,
Far better loves to bend its arms

Downward again to that dear earth
From which the life, that fills and warms

Its grateful being, first had birth.
'Tis thus, though wooed by flatteringtriends,

And fed with fame (if fame it be,) This heart, my own dear mother bends,

With love's true instinct, back to thee.

Those envious flowers on thy bosom, dear Jane,

With its innocence soughi to have vied;
But, though peerless and fair 'midst the flowers of

the plain,
In despair of that contest have died.

(Translated from the French.)
Of all the men one meets about

There's none like Jack-he's every where,
At church, park, auction, dinner, rout;

Go when and where you will he's there : Try the West End, he'e at your back,

Meets you like Eurus in the East, You're called upon for “How do, Jack ?" One hundred times a day, at least.

NEWSTEAD ABBEY. A friend of his one evening said,

As home he took his pensive way, “Upon my word, I fear Jack's dead,

EVERYBODY knows that Newstead Abbey | variety of cells and rooms about them, I've seen him but three times to-day."

is consecrated, by having been the patri- which, though not inhabited, nor in an in

monial estate and residence of Lord Byron. habitable state, might easily be made so ; PERSEVERANCE IN DUTY,

It is situated near Mansfield in Nottingham- and many of the original rooms, amongst UNDER DISCOURAGING CIRCUMSTANCES. shire. The ancestors of its late celebrated which is a fine stone hall, are still in use.

possessor came into possession of it at the Of the Abbey Church, only one end remains; MR. Stephenson, in his Nature and Impor- time of the dissolution of the monasteries ; and the old kitchen, with a long range of tance of the Christian Sabbath, relates the but the building itself is of a much earlier apartments, is reduced to a heap of rubbish.

“ In the city of Bath, during the last century, lived date. It was founded and dedicated to God Leading from the Abbey to the modern part a barber, who made a practice of following his or

and the Virgin by Henry II., and its Monks of the habitation is a noble room, seventy dinary occupation on the Lord's day: As he was were of the order of St. Augustine. During feet in length and twenty-three in breadth; to look into some place of worship, just as the minis- the life-time of the fifth Lord Byron, there but every part of the house exhibits neglect ter was giving out his text, “Remember the Sabbath was found in a lake in front of the house, and decay, save those rooms which the day to keep it holy,' Exodus 20. verse 8. He listened where it is supposed to have been thrown for present Lord has lately fitted-up.”. breaking the laws of God and man, by shaving and concealment by the Monks, a large brass dressing his customers on Sunday. He became un- eagle, in the body of which was discovered rounded by a wall with battlements

. In

The house and gardens are entirely sureasy, and went with a heavy heart to his Sunday a secret aperture, concealing within it a front is a large lake, bordered here and there task. At length he took courage, and opened his number of legal papers relating to the rights with castellated buildings, the chief of Sunday dressing, and worship God. He replied, and privileges of the foundation. The sub- which stands on an eminence at the further that beggary would be the consequence; he had a joined short description is from the pen of extremity of it. All this is surrounded with Aourishing trade, but it would almost all be lost one of his Lordship’s guests in 1809: “ Though bleak and barren hills, with scarce a tree to weeping and praying, he was determined to cast all sadly fallen to decay, it is still completely be seen for miles, except a solitary clump or his care upon God, as, the more he reflected, the an Abbey; and most part of it is standing in two. It was in the autumn of 1808 that “He discontinued Sunday dressing, went constantly

the same state as when it was first built. the late Lord Byron took up his residence and early to the public services of religion, and soon | There are two tiers of cloisters, with a there.


MEMOIR OF SIR THOMAS MORE. I of that patriarchal simplicity and peacefulness | House of Commons; as well as to break the

which distinguished his household. At this arbitrary power of the Monarch, and the equally A life of this extraordinary man has appeared time, his engagements were both laborious and dangerous influence of the jesuitical Wolsey. in “Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopædia," from the important. His talents as a lawyer, and his The latter, we are told by Erasmus, rather pen of the late Sir J. Mackintosh. The great spotless character for integrity, had obtained for feared than liked More; and this his subsequent and deserved reputation of its lamented author, him a large and lucrative practice, and the conduct towards him clearly testified. On one and the virtues and misfortunes which adorned highest forensic reputation; so that there was occasion, after the close of ihe Session of Parand signalized the life of the subject of it, red

no case of consequence in any Court of Law in liament, whilst they were walking together, der it unnecessary to recommend it as a most which he was not counsel for one of the parties. Wolsey said, “I wish to God you had been at interesting and admirable piece of biography. In addition to this, he was invested with the Rome, Mr. More, when I made you Speaker.” There is also another source of interest con

office of under-sheriff of the city of London, and the reply of Sir Thomas is an amusing instance nected with this Memoir, which is more rarely

was shortly after elected to serve in Parliament. of his characteristic dryness: *“ Your Grace found in similar productions. We mean the

Here his career was equally brilliant and not offended, so would I too, my Lord, for then intimate sympathy observable in every part consistent. It is to him, in this situation, that should I have seen the place : bave long desired between the mind of the biographer and that of the subject of his history. This perpetually and posterity must ascribe the proud distinction of to visit.''

baving awoke Parliamentary eloquence from its Wolsey now made it his object to secure the very agreeably transfers our interest from the long and profound sleep, and of having first removal of More; and this he endeavoured to book of the author; and it is in some instances directed its energies to the establishment of compass, by inducing the King to send bim so remarkable as to convince us that there were

those great principles of liberty which, in our as an ambassador to Spain. More only an. some strong points of resemblance between the

beseeching Henry not two men ; "and to suggest the conjecture that days, have won and are daily winning such swered the proposal signal triumphs.

to send his faithful servant to the grave: and had it been possible for the case to be exactly reversed, that is for Sir Thomas More to have the Netherlands, the object of which was in 1514, Sir T. More was sent on a mission to the King, who also suspected the sinister mo

On written the life of Sir J. Mackintosh, we should settle some particulars relating to the commer

to tives of Wolsey, abandoned the design. have had a work very similar in all its principal cial intercourse between the two countries; and pointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster;

the 25th of December, 1525, More was apwork we have thus introduced to the notice of again in the following year, for a similar purpose. and in 1529, after the commencement of the

In the beginning of the year 1516, he was inade prosecution against Wolsey, the King, by de our readers, that we have drawn the materials

a Privy Counsellor, much against his own livering to him the Great Seal at Greenwich, for the following brief memoir.

inclinations, which were strongly in favour of invested him with the highest dignity of the Sir Thomas More was born in Milk Street, a more private station. He was now a constant state and of the law. We are sorry that we cannot in the City of London, A. D. 1480. He received immate of the Palace of Henry VIII., and so afford room for any extracts froin the eloquent the first rudiments of his education at St. An. grateful was his conversation to the King, that and powerful address delivered by him on his thony's School, in Threadneedle Street, under he kept him continually in his presence, and installation into the office at Westminster, nor Nicholas Hart, where his studies were alınost would not so much as suffer him to visit his wife any of the particulars of his Chancellorship ; confined to Latin ; and was removed from this and children at Chelsea more than once in a especially as we imagine, that our readers school in his fifteenth year, to the household month. In the moments, however, of Henry's would concur with us in tracing some strong of Cardinal Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury, strongest partiality, More never lost sight of and most interesting points of resemblance bewhere,according to the custom of that age, which the unprincipled brutality of his character, and tween the conductof More, and of the illustrious prevailed even among youths of rank, he lived declared, on one occasion, to his son-in-law, individual whose vast and various powers of for some time in a menial capacity. Here the Roper, who had congratulated him on the place mind, whose upsullied integrity, and wbose talents which More began to exhibit were fully he held in the King's confidence and regard, ardent and consistent patriotism, are now reappreciated, and the aged prelate frequently pre- that he was nevertheless well aware that if his Aecting a dignity on the same office, infinitely dicted with sanguine confidence the distinction bead would win the King a castle in France, in superior to any which it can bestow. One sen. to which he alterwards attained. In 1497, he case of a war between the two nations, it would tence, however, we cannot bely quoting from commenced his studies at Canterbury College, not fail to be sacrificed.

Sir J. Mackintosh's statement, and will leave Oxford, where he warmly espoused the notions It was in this year that More composed the the application to our readers : “ He is said to of those who were for the first time attempting extraordinary work by which he has been best have dispatched the causes before him so speedlily, to introduce the study of Greek literature into known to men of letters on the continent. This that on being asked for the next, he was told that that University, and advocated this innovation was his “ Utopia.”* The limits of this sketch none remained." in a letter addressed to the whole body. At this will not allow of our giving any description of In bestowing the Great Seal on More, Henry University be formed a friendship, which lasted it, further than that it was designed as the plan had hoped to gain his sanction and authority to through life, with the learned Erasmus, and of an imaginary Commonwealth ; and embodies his project of divorcing his Queen, Cathawrote the greater part of those Latin verses the author's notions of the perfection of civil rine of Arragon, and marrying Anne Boleyn. which bear his name. On leaving the University, government. From 1517 to 1522, he was em This scheme, however, More could not conscihe applied bitself to the study of law, and lec- ployed on various missions at Bruges and entiously countenance, and on being pressed by tured upon it for three years at Furnivals Ion. Calais, of the irksomeness of which we may the King for his opinion, he excused himself as He also delivered lectures at St. Lawrence's form some idea from a passage in one of the unqualified to enter on such questions, and reChurch, in the Old Jewry, on St. Augustin's letters of Erasmus. He writes, “More is still conimended him to the study of some of the work “De Civitate Dei,” that is, on the divine at Calais, of which he is heattily tired. He Fathers, whose evidence would be unbiassed by government of the moral world; and it is lives with great expense, and is engaged in any fear of lois displeasure. This was but little thought that the polemical discussion into which business most odious to him. Sucli are the satisfactory to Henry. He took another opporhe was thus led' tended in some measure to rewards reserved by Kings for their favourites." tunity of requesting his advice; on which More embitter his temper, which was naturally re In 1523, however, his duties assumed a more gave it fearlessly against his master's wishes. markable for its serenity and sweetuess. important and influential aspect; for the Parlia. Menry professed'bimself free from all feelings

About this time, More was residing near the ment which met in the spring of this year of displeasure; and allowed him to retain bis Carthusian Monastery,called the Charter-house, made choice of hin as their Speaker, and per- office. But More, perceiving the vigorous manand is said to have manifested a predeliction for sisted in their election in spite of his declining ner in which Henry was nevertheless prosecuting, monastic life, and to have practised some of its the situation, on the ground of incompetency. his design, procured from his friend, the Duke of austerities and self-inflictions. He was, how. The magnanimous manner in which he dis- Norfolk, his discharge from office, and retired ever, soon convinced of his unfitness for the charged the functions of this high office, proved once more into the bosom of his family. But priesthood, and evinced this change by a mar. him every way worthy of it. In an address to More was far too honest to be suffered to live riage with Jane Colt, the daugbter of one of the Sovereign, which was equally characterized even in retirement, under the government of a his intimate friends. She died after a union of by respectfulness and decision, he maintained tyrant., An arbitrary edict, miscalled a law, but few years, leaving him four children, of the freedom of Parliamentary discussion, and was issued in 1534, by wbich it was inade bigh whom the eldest, Margaret, inherited both bis the privileges of his order; and by the whole treason to do or write anything to the prejudice features and his genius, and seems to have tenor of his conduct contributed, 'in no small or slander of the King's lawful matrimony with enjoyed a distinguished share of his paternal degree, to raise the dignity and authority of the Queen Anne, and enjoining all persons to take an affection. But a short time after his wife's

oatb to maintain the whole contents of the statule. death, he married a widow, who, though considerably older than himself, and in other

* This title is derived from the Greek, and signi; take this oath before the commissioners appointed

Sir Thomas More was summoned among others to respects but ill suited to him, yet contributed places occurring in this work have a similar origin to administer it. This he calmly and resolutely much to his happiness, and to the maintenance and meaning.

refused to do; and on the failure of all attempts

to persuade him to consent, he was brought to I CAPTAIN COOK AT OWHYEE. Cook's visit, if not also his person, though he was trial at Westminster, on the 6th of May, 1535,

at Maui at the time of his death. More than once, for high treason. He defended himself in the In the interest ng volumes of Mr. Ellis when conversing with us on the length of time the most satisfactory manner, and with his charac under the somewhat infelicitous title of have said, Why did you not come here sooner? terestic-calmness and suavity; but persisting in

Polynesian Researches," a large fund of in- Was it because we killed Captain Cook?"...... It has the conduct which his conscience dictated be formation respecting the traditions, social been supposed that the cireuenstance of cakes Cooke's the 5th of July,' 1535, the martyr of veracity. habits, superstitions, and political institutes from them, was evidence of a savage and unreSuch were the principal events in the history of of the South Sea Islanders is contained. lenting barbarity; but so far from this, it was the this venerable man.

The delineation of his cha- The change effected throughout these Islands, | We may also mention here the reason for which racter shall be left to the pen of bis equally en by the enlightened and self-denying labours the remains of Captain Cook received, as was the dowed biographer: and in extracting it for our of the Christian Missionaries, must be case, the worship of a god. Among the Kings who readers, we believe that we are presenting them highly gratifying to every humane mind. governed Hawaii, or an extensive district in the with one of his happiest productions.

The following extracts of Mr. Ellis's visit to the fabulous" age, was Rono or Orono; who, on “Of all men nearly perfect, Şir Thomas More had the scene of Captain Cook's death, and of the some account, became offended with his wife, and

murdered her; but afterwards lamented the act so His peculiarities, though distinguishing him from superstitious veneration in which his me

much, as to induce a state of mental derangement. all others, were yet withheld from growing into mory is held by the natives, will, we think, In this state he travelled through all the islands, moral faults. It is not enough to say of him that he be read with great interest.

boxing and wrestling with every one he met. He was unaffected, that he was natural, that he was

" In the afternoon, Mr. Thurston and I climbed the subsequently set sail in a singular-shaped canoe for simple ; so the larger part of truly great men have rocks which rise in a northwest direction from the Tahiti, or a foreign country. After his departure he been. But there is something homespun in More vi.lage, and visited the cave in which the body of

was deified by his countrymen, and annual games of which is common to him with scarcely any other: Captain Cook, was deposited, on being first taken boxing and wrestling were instituted to his

honour, and which gives to all his faculties and qualities the from the beach...... The cave itself is of volcanic

As soon as Captain Cook arrived, it was supposed appearance of being the native growth of the soil. formation, and appears to have been one of those and reported, that the god Rono was returned; the The homeliness of his pleasantry purifies it from subterranean tunnels so numerous on the Island, by priests clothed him with the sacred cloth worn only show. He walks on the scaffold clad only in his which the

volcanoes in the interior sometimes dis- | by the god, conducted him to their temples, sacrihousehold goodness. The unrefined benignity with charge their

contents upon the shore. It is five feet ficed animals to propitiate his favour, and hence the which he ruled his patriarchal dwelling at Chelsea, high, and the entrance about eight or ten feet wide. people prostrated themselves before him

as he enabled him to look upon the axe without being The roof and sides within are of obsidian or hard walked through the villages. But when, in the atdisturbed by feeling hatred for the tyrant. This vitreous lava ; and along the floor, it is evident that tack made upon him, they saw his blood running, eloquence and fame, with his homely and daily lava has also flowed. quality bound together his genius and learning, his in some remote period a stream of the same kind of and heard his groans, they said, "No, this is not

Rono.' Some however, after his death, still supduties, bestowing a genuineness on all his good qualities, a dignity on the most ordinary offices of other places in the Islands, who were either present again. Some of bis bones, his ribs and breast bone,

“There are a number of persons at Kaavaroa, and posed him to be Rono, and expected he would appear life, and an accessible familiarity on the virtues of a themselves at the unhappy dispute, which in this

were considered sacred, as part of Rono,and deposited hero and a martyr, which silences every suspicion vicinity terminated the valuable life of the celebrated in a heiau temple) dedicated to Rono, on the oppothat his excellences were magnified.

Captain Cook, or who, from their connexion with site side of the island. There religious homage was “He thus simply performed great acts, and ut those who were on the spot, are well acquainted paid to thein, and from thence they were annually tered great thoughts, because they were familiar to with the particulars of that melancholy event. With carried in procession to several other heiaus, or his great soul. The charm of this inborn and home- many of them we have frequently conversed, and borne by the priests found the island, to collect the bred character seems as if it would have been taken though their narratives differ in a few smaller points, offerings of the people, for the support of the woroff by polish. It is this household character which they all agree in the main facts with the account ship of the god Rono. The bones were preserved relieves our notion of him from vagueness, and di-published by Captain King, his successor * The

in a small basket of wicker-work, completely covered vests perfection of that generality and coldness to foreigner,' they say, 'was not to blame; for, in the

over with red feathers; which in those days were which the attempt to paint a perfect man is so liable. first instance, our people stole his boat, and he, in considered the most valuable article the natives pos

sessed.... The Missionaries in the Society Islands " It will naturally, and very strongly, excite the order to recover it, designed to take our King on regret of the good in every age, that the life of board his ship, and detain him there till it should be had, by means of some Sandwich islanders, been this best of men should have been in the power of restored, Kapena Kuke and Taraiopu, our King, long acquainted with the circumstance of some of

Captain Cook's bones being preserved in were walking towards the shore, when our people, him who was rarely surpassed in wickedness. But the execrable Henry was the means of drawing forth conscious of what had been done, thronged round of their temples, and receiving religious wor. the magnanimity, the fortitude, and the meekness of the King, and objected to his going any further. His ship; and since the time of my arrival, in comMore. Had Henry been a just and merciful

monarch, wife also joined her entreaties that he would not go pany with the deputation from the London Mison board the ships. While he was hesitating, a man

sionary Society, in 1822, every endeavour has been we should not have known the degree of excellence to which human nature is capable of ascendcame running from the other side of the bay, entered

made to learn, though without success, whether ing. Catholics ought to see in More, that mildness the crowd almost b reathless, and exclaimed - It is they were still in existence, and where chey were

kept. All those of whom inquiry has been made have and candour are the true ornaments of all modes of war!, the foreigners have commenced hostilities, faith. Protestants ought to be taught humility and have tired on a canoe from one of their boats, and uniformly asserted, that they were formerly kept by charity from this instance of the wisest and best of killed a chief.' This enraged some of our people, the priests of Rono, and

worshipped, but have never men falling into, what they deem, the most fatal and alarmed the chiefs, as they feared Captain Cook given any satisfactory information as to where they

Whenever we have asked the King, or errors. All men, in the fierce contests of contending would kill the King. The people armed themselves factions should, from such an example, learn the with stones, clubs, and spears. Kanona entreated Heuaheva, the chief Priest, or any of the chiefs, they wisdom to fear lest in their most hated antagonist

. The King sat down. The Captain seemed agitated about them, or that they were now lost. The best conher husband not to go. All the chiefs did the same.

have either told us they were under the care of

those who had themselves said they knew nothing they may strike down a Sir Thomas More ; for assuredly virtue is not so narrow as to be confined to

when one of our men attacked him with a spear : he any party; and we have, in the case of More, a signal turned, and, with his double-barrelled gun, shot the clusion we may form is, that part of Captain Cook's example that the nearest approach to perfect excel

man who struck him. Some of our people then bones were preserved by the priests, and were conlence does not exempt men from mistakes which we threw stones at him, which being seen by his men,

ridered sacred by the people probably till the abolis may justly deem mischievous. It is a pregnant they fired on us. Captain

Cook then endeavoured tion of idolatry in 1819; that at that period they were proof, that we should beware of hating men for their

to stop his men from firing, but could not, on account committed to the secret care of some chief, or depoof the noise. He was turning again to speak to us,

sited by the priests who had charge of them in a cave opinions, or of adopting their doctrines because we when he was stabbed in the back with a pahoa ; a

unknown to all besides themselves. The manner in love and venerate their virtues."

spear was at the same time driven through his body; which they were then disposed of will, it is presumed, he fell into the water, and spoke no more.

remain a secret, till the knowledge of it is entirely

“After he was dead, we all wailed. His bones lost. The priests and chiefs always appear unwilling A SINGULAR FORGIVENESS.-Sir Walter Scott in

were separated--the flesh was scraped off and burnt, to enter into conversation upon the subject, and his article in the Quarterly Review, on the Cul

as was the practice in regard to our own chiefs when desirous to avoid the recollection of the unhappy loden papers, mentions a characteristic instance of

circumstance." an old Highland warrior's mode of pardon. “You they died. We thought it was the god Rono, wor.

shipped him as such, and, after his death, reverenced must forgive even your bitterest enemy, Kenmuir, his bones." now," said the confessor to him, as he lay gasping

Many of the chiefs frequently express the sor

LAKE OF VITRIOL.-There is, in the island of on his death.bed. Well, if I must, I must,” replied the chieftain, “but my curse be on you, and even the common people usually speak of these the Dutch East India Company have been often sup

row they feel whenever they think of the Captain; Java, a volcano, called Mount Idienne, from which Donald,” turning towards his son, “if you forgive facts with apparent regret. Yet they exonerate the plied with sulphur for the manufacture of gunhim." King Taraiopu from all blame, as nothing was done powder. At the

foot of this volcano is a vast natural CALIGULA.-At an exhibition of gladiators, he by his orders. I was once in a house in Oahu with manufactury of that acid commonly called oil of caused the survivors to be sold by auction. While Karaimoku, and several other chiefs, looking over vitriol, although it is there largely diluted with water. so employed, he observed that one Aponius was the plates in the folio edition of Cook's Voyages. It is a lake about 1,200 French feet long; the water dozing in his seat, when turning to the auctioneer, They were greatly affected with the print which re is warm, and of a greenish white colour, and he desired "on no account to neglect the bid presented his death, and inquired if I knew the charged with acid. The taste of this liquid is sour, dings of the gentleman who was nodding to himn from names of those who were slain on that occa pungent, and caustic; it kills all the fish of a river the benches !". Finally, thirteen gladiators were sion. I perceived Karaimoku more than once wipe into which it flows, gives violent colics to those knocked down to the unconscious bidder for nearly the tears from his eyes, while conversing about this who drink it, and destroys all the vegetation on its 73,0001.

melancholy event. He said he recollected Captain banks.-(Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopædia.)


are now


| her savings for the money advanced for

her freedom. And yet these are the people We often hear, from those who consider it who are described as unfit to obtain their freeWhen Robert Bruce, king of Scotland, their interest to support Slavery, florid de

dom. I could mention another instance, that had retreated to one of the miserable places scriptions of the happiness of the West 2001., with woich he purchased his freedom.

of a Negro named Richard Broun, who saved of shelter in which he could venture to take Indian Slaves, and that they do not wish for Was this man idle? 'He also purchased his some repose after his disasters, he lay stretch-their freedom. Let any one look at the wise. Was he still idle! He, in addition, ed on a handful of straw, and abandoned advertisements of Runaways, Sales of Slaves purchased a piece of land from Samuel Molton himself to his melancholy meditations. He by Auctions, &c. in a Colonial newspaper, Barnett; and though I have never seen the flag had now been defeated four times, and was and he will see enough to convince him of of liberty waving over the house of that poor on the point of resolving to abandon all hopes the falsehood of these assertions. In the man, I have often witnessed the blessings of of farther opposition to his fate, and to go to " Antigua Register,” for the 29th of May, also took in his aged mother, who had been

liberty enjoyed under its roof. This poor man the Holy Land. It chanced, his eye while 1832, is the following advertisement:

for some time caST OPP BY HER OWN BRS. Yet thus pondering, was attracted by the exer


these were the men unfit to have freedom be. tions of a spider, who, in order to fix its Runaway from this estate, a Negro man, stowed upon them !" web, endeavoured to swing itself from one named John, but more cominonly called John beam to another above his head. Involun-Coopér. HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE HARtarily he became interested in the pertina- 1 Great House on the Grove Estate, now under called Goorno, have for some centuries been the ce

BOURED BY HIS WIFE, who lives at the MUMMIES.-The mountains in this neighbourhood, city with which the insect renewed its exertions after falling six times. At the seventh, will be cheerfully paid to any person that will rent to W. Bumthorp, Esq. The above reward meteries for the dead; and not withstanding the ha

voc which, during some years, has been made it gained its object;" and Bruce, in conse- deliver him to the subscriber.

amongst them, their contents appear inexhaustible.

It would scarcely be an exaggeration to say that the quence, was encouraged to persevere until “ The above Slave has already made an mountains are merely roofs over the masses of mumhe carried his own.

effort to leave the Island, and masters of vesselsmics within them. The collins serve as fire-wood At a period much later, we have, in the are now cautioned, lest they may be induced hy to the whole neighbourhood; I saw nothing else

burnt. At first I did not relish the idea of my dinner case of Mungo Park, a striking illustra-bim to favour his escape. tion of the use which Providence often makes

“SAMUEL L. Bridges.

bcing dressed with this resurrection wood, particu

larly as two or three of the coffin-lids, which, as I said · Cralib's, 29th May, 1832.” of the most trifling means to animate the

before, were in the shape of human figures. were mind. When travelling in Africa, he was In another number of the same paper is usually seen standing upright against the tree under

which the cook was performing his operations, seized by a banditti, plundered, and left al- the following:

staring with their large eyes, as if in astonishment, most entirely destitute of clothing. In this

“ Marshall's Office, Ist June, 1832. at the new world upon which they had opened. - (Mrs. wretched situation he sat for some time slave named John, levied upon by virtue of

“ Notice is bereby given, that the sale of a Lushington's Narrative.)

LACE MADE BY CATERPILLARS.-A most extraorlooking around him with amazeinent and executions against Sarah E. Gambles

, deccased ; dinary species of manufacture, which is in a slight horror. In the midst of a vast wilder: also the sale of Mary, levied upon by virtue or degree connected with copying, has been contrived ness ; in the depth of the rainy season ; naked an exrcurion against Arabella Kneislub, de- by an officer of engineers residing at Munich. 1: and alone ; surrounded by savage animals, ceased, which were to bave taken place on the them, made entirely by caterpillars. The following and men still more savage; five hundred 230 of May, stan.d postponed to Wednesday is the mode of proceeding adopted :--Having made miles from the nearest European settlement" next, the 6th instant, at Brown's Tavern, at 11 a paste of the leaves of the plant, on which the --all these circumstances crowded at once o'clock in the forenoon.

species of caterpillar he employs feeds, he spreads it “ Martin NANTON,

thinly over a stone, or other lat substance, of the on his recollection, and no wonder that his

required size. He then with a camel-hair pencil spirits (as he confesses) began to fail him.

“Dep. Prov. Marshall.”

dipped in olive oil, draws the pattern he wishes the « At this moment (says he), painful as my

Let us hear the testimony of a disinte- insects to leave open. This stone is then placed in recollections were, the extraordinary beauty rested eye-witness on the Negro's love of the caterpillars are placed at the bottom. A peculiar of a small moss, in fructification, irresis- freedom. In the course of his speech at the species is chosen, which spins a strong web; and the tibly caught my eye. I mention this (he public meeting at Exeter Hall, Mr. Knibb, animals commence at the bottom, eating and spinning

their way up to the top, carefully avoiding every adds) to show from what trifling circum- the Baptist Missionary, said,

part touched by the oil, but devouring every other stances the mind will sometimes derive con

“We are told that Negroes do not like their part of the paste. The extreme lightness of these solation ; for though thc whole plant was freetiom ; that they do not wish for it. Only prising. One of them, measuring twenty-six and a not larger than one of my fingers, I could try chem. Let me be sent out with the char- half inches by seventeen inches, weighed only 1.51 not contemplate the delicate conformation of ter of their freedom in one hand, and in the grains, a degree of lightness which will appear more its roots, leaves, and capsula, without admi- other an awl to bore to the door-post the ears of strongly by contrast with other fabrics. One square ration. Can that Being (thought I) who those who refuse it

, and I will pledge myself yard of the substance of which these veils are made

to return the instrument pure and bloodless. In weighs four grains and one-third, whilst one square planted, watered, and brought to perfection, many cases the Negrues have made surprising seven grains, and one square yard of the finest pas in this obscure part of the world, a thing exer:ions to save as much money as would pro- tent net weighs two hundred and sixty-two grains which appears of so small importance, look cure their manumission. I have myself been and a half. with unconcern on the situation and suffer- induced by a Negro, aged seventy-three, ings of creatures formed after his own purchase his freedom. Ten doubloons were at

ERRATUM In The TOURIST, No. 5, page 40, image?-Surely not! Reflections like these first asked; the price was then raised to fifteen, column 3, line 46, for 1793, read 1783. would not allow me to despair. I started and, while the negociation was going on, I was

On another occasion,

a female up, and, disregarding both hunger and fa- Negro was put in gaol--for what? because her NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. tigue, travelled forwards, assured that relief mistress could not pay her debts.

She was was at hand, and I was not diappointed."

M. D. is informed that the mistake he alludes to put up for sale; I went to see it; the sight

was corrected in the following Number. affected my heart, as whose would it not ? Having some money at the time, purchased for his communicatim, but do not think it necessary

We are obliged to our Correspondent, Mr. Chambers, PAY OP A Roman Actor.—The daily pay her. 0, then,' some might exclaiin, 'you to notice the numerous falsehoods of the kind he menof Roscius, the greatest actor of Rome, was also are a Slave-owner!' No; I am not a tions, which are daily published. Such gross misresomewhere about thirty pounds sterling. His Slave-owner. When the poor creature came presentations carry with them their own refutation. annual profit, according to Pliny, was four bome to my house I was at dinner; I said, A Correspondent, whose letter is mislaid, complains thousand pounds, but five thousand according your shackles are off—you are free. The of certain articles in one of the early numbers of"The to Cicero. Roscius was a generous, benevo- name of this poor woman is Amelia Sutherland. Tourist." The present Editor is not responsible for lent man and a great contemuer of money; for Wel, did this woman, on obtaining her free: them. having amassed sufficient to satisfy his wishes don, turn out to be an idle and careless person ? by the exercise of his art, he for ten years be "Oyes !' doubtless, some will exclaimi. But

Printed and Published by J. CRISP, at No. 13, stowed his labours gratuitously upon the people, no; she did not turer ont either idle or careless; Wellington-street, Strand, where all Advertisethus voluntarily sacrificing the sum of fifty on the contrary, she set herself diligentiy to ments and Communications for the Editor are thousand pounds.

work, and paid me a dollar a week out of to be addressed.


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