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NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. has fallen very little within our recollec- this and a similar character we will inR. R. is informed, that articles on the Arts and tion, and with all the advantages of steam, deed speak out. Here we challenge con
Sciences, it pertinently written, will at all times omnibuses, and railways into the bargain, troversy; we seek information, and we be admissible,
it costs a fortune to breakfast with a have taken the best means of obtaining it. P. W., who writes to us on the subject of a Monthly friend at Dublin. A penny a mile will We rejoice to have it in our power to Part, is correct. We intend to publish the Tourist stitched in a Wrapper.
carry us very slowly over our ground; announce, that concurring as we do most We have to apologise to several Advertisers for the but we hope by diligence to accomplish a heartily in their principles and proceedomission of their favours. The space we intend mile a week; and if it is doubted whether ings, the Agency Anti-Slavery Society to allot for the insertion of Advertisements must, of necessity, be brief, and we could not infringe this is sufficient speed, let any observing have promised us their countenance in upon it in our first Number. The last page will man start from his own door, with his eyes every way. We shall be happy to render be devoted in future to Advertisements.
open, and walking a mile in any direction, in return whatever assistance we can give
ask himself, at the end of it, if a week or to promote their cause upon the plan THE TOURIS T,
a month will suffice for a thorough inves- which they have adopted. We shall very tigation of the objects on either side of shortly revert to this important subject,
and upon this, and indeed on all of general MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1832. But to drop our metaphor, lest it should interest, we earnestly intreat the commu
become as wearisome as one of those in- nications of correspondents. Where such Jounson is said to have placed the rapid terminable avenues that now and then communications are authenticated, they whirl of a post-chaise among the chief baulk the traveller's eye in France, our will be published, unless libellous in their enjoyments of life; and who has not wit- purpose is to publish such a compilation expressions; and where they are not aunessed with feelings of envy the bustling of matter as shall prove both instructive thenticated, they will be preserved for a preparations of the gay travelling chariot, and amusing. We desire to give it all time, to ascertain whether they are subwaiting for its horses as well as its in- the variety as well as the reality of travel. stantiated by subsequent events, and mates, at some door of fashion in Gros- As far as we have fallen in with the may still be usefully published. venor-place, just when August is far Penny Publications to which we have A prominent part of our Magazine will enough advanced to give a frosty freshness alluded, none of them have adopted the be occupied with anecdote and incidents to the morning air? The lofty imperial miscellaneous, and yet in some respects extracted from Modern Travels : we hope packed almost to bursting, the ponderous the peculiar plan, on which “The thus to realize the promise we have given, well, the hat-boxes, gun-cases, bags and Tourist” will be conducted. We think in an entertaining manner, and with much reticules innumerable, some lashed on with it right at once to avow that the object we instruction as well as entertainment, for difficulty behind, and others impatiently have in view is entirely philanthropic, and books of this description are necessarily crammed in before, above, below, in every that if our engagement is successful and expensive, and inaccessible to the mass of corner--my lord's portfolio, my lady's leaves any profit, it will be applied to a readers. Travellers have the privilege of dressing-case, the pockets stuffed with cause of benevolence. Should we suc- lying, and we are as likely as our neighpapers, road-books, eau-de-cologne, and ceed in establishing a circle of subscribers bours to be taken in by them: all, therebiscuits; the noise and confusion of that will maintain it in existence without fore, that we can undertake, is to exercise the multifarious arrangement-all com- loss, we shall not hesitate hereafter to ex- proper vigilance in our selections ; should bine to assist that pleasurable excitement plain ourselves, without reserve.
we be favoured with original matter, under which Englishmen invariably derive from We cannot describe our plan more truly this head, we shall never object to its loco-motion; and when the boys have than our title implies it. wish to publication on the responsibility of our carefully strapped on their coats to the give a tour of life; to observe that which Correspondent. fore-carriage, and John has comfortably is passing around us is forbidden. Per- The last experiment we propose to adjusted himself by the side of Abigail in haps the day is not distant when a more make upon the public taste is, we believe, the dickey, which of the gaping bye- desirable tax may be found as a substi- quite novel in its character, at least we standers can repress the wish that he tute for that part of the budget which have never seen it systematically atwere also about to be enveloped in clouds mulcts the circulation of intelligence. tempted. Occasionally some able letters of travelling dust, for the next four and At present, however, we are restricted to appear in the public journals, pointing at twenty hours of existence?
the observation of what has passed, or to the hardships or inconveniences to which Travelling is undoubtedly the English- the anticipation of what may occur here particular trades are exposed : but their man's delight; but they do injustice to after. It is not our purpose to harass insertion is of necessity so uncertain, and his character who ascribe this peculiarity our readers with much original matter of regulated so much by the general interest to idleness, or to a love of change. We any kind under the head of editorial re- which the public may feel on the subjects believe that it springs from a higher and a marks. There is nothing new under the of them, that they frequently fail in commendable motive-a desire of acquir- sun, and, most assuredly the novelty of obtaining for their writers the desired ing information from that most fertile of all “ leading articles” is of the most anti- information or relief. We propose to desources, observation of men and man- quated hue. The ponderosity or the pro- dicate a page or two to communications ners. In these days of intellectual pro- sing propriety of some, the tart acuteness of this nature, so that the tradesman or gress it appears to be a growing fashion or the snapping petulance of others, all mechanic may calculate with certainty to trust too much to books. The school- partake of the cloying of satiety. No on his complaints meeting the eyes of his master has become a little pedantic by his readers will thank us for aping either the brother tradesmen, and obtaining that walks abroad; and such is the super- one or the other.
consideration which is desirable. There abundance of cheap literature, in the form There are some subjects of paramount are, however, one or two important stipuof Penny Magazines, Penny Novelists, interest which, though intimately con- lations which we are obliged to make and even Penny Encyclopædias, that, ere nected with political considerations, in- with correspondents of this class. Their long, it will be necessary to read as well volve the civil and religious rights of letters must be confined to matters of as print by steam, if we wish to keep mankind. Amongst which are Colonial general interest to the trade or occupapace with our shoe blacks in intelligence. Slavery and Reform of our Criminal Law. tion to which they refer, otherwise they Union of these resources then may not be On these we must speak frequently. become Advertisements: they must also ill-timed. We cannot, indeed, travel far They will undoubtedly' occupy a large be limited to some ten or twelve lines of for a penny; the posting-market, alas! portion of our columns. On topics of letter-press, unless they relate to some
important subject that obviously does not Truth of sentiment, truth of judgment, up, and darted a glance through the admit of compression: and lastly, as all truth of principle, as well as truth of front opening of our canvas roof. There the value of such complaints depends upon fact, shall be the characteristics of “The were seven trusty mules, fairly their authority, the name and address of TOURIST;" and while we can well foresee brought to an anchor, and tumbling over the writer must be published with his that adherence to this rule will raise us one another, by the assistance of a rope letter. On these terms, we hope to make a host of personal enemies, we care little drawn right across the road. In advance the “TOURIST" perform one of the impor- for the enmity of those whom truth can of them, I discovered five horsemen, clad ta nt functions of the Scottish merchant alienate, and value highly their patronage in the Andalusian costume, with emof former days, by becoming the conve- whom it will make our friends.
broidered trappings of gold and silver, and vie nt vehicle of all the trading intelli
fierce enough of mien to have horrified the gence of the community.
very imps of the lower regions, galloping Such, then, is our general design,and ere
down upon us on wild,south-countrybarbs. the supercilious critic condemns it (for
Each of them had four pistols in his we are all critics now a-days), let him re
holsters, two muskets lashed to his horse collect the varied scenery and multiplied
behind him, a cutlass dangling hy his diversities of soil, and climate, and situaADVENTURE WITH A CAPTAIN-GENERAL.
side, a long knife bared in his girdle, and tion, that mark the Tourist's progress;
a blunderbuss the muzzle of which prenow mounted with cockney dignity on the
Grenada, June 11.
sented itself most uninvitingly between box of a Brighton coach,—then venturing Our friend *** remaining confined to his his charger's ears—levelled in his right a neck in the roofless, springless shay of bed, and my time being too precious to hand. At the first blush of the affair, 1 the Emerald Isle! At one moment wrapt be thrown awayanylonger at Malaga, I ler: fancied my dreaming faculties were amusin delightful anticipation of the prawns him in excellent hands, and took a placa, ing me with the freak of one of Wouverand chocolate of " the Marine Hotel !" for want of a more decent conveyance, in mann's banditti scenes; but no sooner and the next, snuffing the balmy air, what is called a “Galera.” The vehicle did I hear the Captain roar out—" A after ejecting “sa pet pig" from its luxu- is neither better nor worse than—awaggon tierra, boca abajo ladrones !”—To the rious couch on the drawing-room hearth drawn by seven mules. Bales and chests ground! downwith yourmouths,rascals! of an Irish tavern :* imprisoned to-day have the first privilege of the entrée, and than all the waking terror of reality shot on the deck of a Margate hoy, shifting after their accommodation has been duly across my mind. Wecrept and clambered, from one leg to the other, for want of provided for, the live lumber are welcome one loathingly after another, out of our space for both, and for lack of better oc- to look after theirs, as best they may. nest, gained the advance of our mules, and cupation counting the endless succession There were seven of us in this predica- laid ourselves in all humility at full of Gravesend steamers; to-morrow, tread- ment, including a pader and his niece, a stretch in the dust. Our driver, nothing ing the broad plank of a British frigate, beautiful lass of seventeen. It was seven daunted at an incident which had appaand gazing with rapture on the bold, when we turned our backs on Malaga; rently lost the merit of novelty in his eyes, clear outline of the Andalusian mountains, the heat of the day was amply atoned for squaited himself down like a frog, in exrelieved against the bright azure of a by the refreshing breeze and chastened pectation of the next word of command; southern sky; or viewing that sky re- silvery moonlight of the night; and by and as to the poor Padre, he sat on his flected in the calm deep waters of the bay eight the next evening we had made feet, with his head between his ankles, as of Naples: now scanning with eagle eye tedious way, over hill and dale, through you may have seen a duck just before some Alpine glacier, and then swinging in lonely defiles, and a country void of all he dives under water, sending Patera filthy basket down the bottomless shaft human imprint, but here and there a noster after Ave Maria! in most voluof a Durham coal pit. And thus we solitary cross, betokening the violent exit ble succession. “Up, scoundrel ! tumble might depict his route in never-ending of some poor pilgrim like myself, to Loxa, down the trunks from the waggon!” contrast, that would justify far greater an old Moorish town, where our jaded thundered in the driver's ears, accompavariety than we, who emulate his career, beasts were indulged with three hours' nied by a gesture, wherewith the Captain venture to propose. In one point, we fear, halt. By midnight, we were billetted in designed to assure us, that no bodily harm the resemblance may prove too correct. a most ill-omened looking inn; here we impended, provided each quietly dropped The most agreeable post-chaise companion had to contend for a meal with fourteen his purse and watch into the driver's hat, will at nes be dull; the lovely romance ravenous, whole-starved cats, one of which' which he held out to us as any street begof nature will at length give place to having be-plagued and be-clawed a fellow- gar would have done ; with this difference boundless heaths, and barren commons. traveller until he menaced her feline only, that the one waylays us, whilst we But the Tourist and his friend take existence with sudden extinction, her limped to him. I was the last to apeach other for better or worse ; and if they master rushed forward with a brandished proach his stirrup, for my purse was a are wise, they will on such occasions carver, and letting fly every oath which heavy one, and distanced other hol. hurry on the post-boy, and go to sleep the most diabolical frenzy could either low in the clattering dignity of its descent; till the next stage. But there is an advan- vent or invent, would, I verily believe, next followed my watch: I took a last tage which we fully purpose to secure to have cut the whole seven of us bythe throat, glimpse at its faithful features; they our fellow-travellers, and of which the had we not leapt up from our seats, pre- spoke of many a less disastrous hour: we character, whose name we take, too sented a bristling front, and threatened, parted from each other at thirty minutes often makes his boast in vain.
à l' Espagnol, to “turn him inside out past ten, to a second; and I laid it gently In our own persons, whatever we as- if he ventured within reach of the para- to rest, lest their brittle veil should be sert, shall be the truth: we may be de- bola of our only defences. But let this “ rudely entreated.” We had all made ceived; we affect not to be wiser than pass; we made good our escape out of our offerings; at the third evolution, the those around us; and deception seems the this peril, and in another hour were nod- Captain drew forth a large bag of leather, universal game of all mankind, but ding heads together under the malice of and, horrible to think! turned the entire knowingly and wilfully, we will not be an inexorably broiling sun, dreaming (at contents of the driver's hatinto it at asingle made the instruments of deception. least I can answer for myself) of a fillip, without the slightest bowels of
delightful housing after hap and storm, compassion towards the ill-stared glasses.
when I was scared out of my trance by “Comrade!” now hallooed the Captain to * A fact.
a sudden jerk of our vehicle. I jumped one of the band, “Go, and turn the trunks
* * *
about; and see whether there is anything tracking the wreckers in the distance, until! ORACLE OF ORIGINS.—No. I. to our hand in them. Caballeros! out every trace of both had disappeared, and with your keys !—and you, master driver, our seven mules, save one, were yoked to
SPINSTERS. - Formerly women
were proI say, ease the offside mule of his ropes. a burthen which none but they were hibited from marrying till they had spun a reHang me, if it 'tisn't a dainty animal!” pleased to find so marvellously lightened. riage were consequently called Spinsters, which The Captain's fellow then came forward, May this said. Jose Maria never lay continues till this day in all legal proceedings. after having unbuckled a sack from the his hempen trap across your path. His BRIDEGROOM.-Groom signifies one who croup of his saddle, which (and I will not name and feats are so much up in every serves in an inferior station : and it was cusvouch that my eyes may not have cheated corner of the Spanish peninsula, that it is tomary for the newly-married man to wait at me) appeared of such gigantic dimensions, but yesterday, Don Francisco de Paula, table on his bride and friends on his weddingthat watches, purses, trunks, mules, driver, Ferdinand's brother and his spouse deemed day: galera, passengers, and all, might have it expedient to avoid the main road to their years: gifts to ladies, instead of the wooden
Pin Money.-Pins were acceptable newbeen driven into it en masse. In a twink- estates in Andalusia, out of sheer dread skewers which they used till the fifteenth cenling, the man opened the huge jaws of lest he should “bid them welcome.”
tury; and instead of the gifts, a composition the devourer, and ordered the owner of
was sometimes received in money. the first trunk to his post. It was our
CHEQUERS.--In early times, a chequered poor Padre's hapless pre-eminence; he
board, the emblem of calculation, was hung applied his quivering fingers to the lock,
out, to indicate an office for changing money.
ORIGINAL POETRY. and then to the office of destituting him
It was afterwards adapted as the sign of an
Inn, or hostelry, where victuals were sold, or self of a lean and nap-worn wardrobe, the
THE NEGRO'S REPLY.
strangers lodged and entertained. which surmounted a whole museum of
Bonfires, or BONEFIRES.-—These fires are rosaries, amulets, crosses, relics, and such
Ah Massa! he is a fool or knave,
supposed to have been so called because they like gear. But not an item in the whole And his heart is steeled to me,
were generally made of bones, and some think passed muster. At last a mass-book, with Who says dat de poor afflicted slave it relates to the burning of martyrs, first fasilver clasps and corners, crept forth ; Is happier dan de free.
shionable in England in the reign of Henry IV. and Plutus smiled at the rapidity with
The learned Dr. Hickes gives a very different
II. which it flew into the save-all. Each of But if he be not fool or knave,
etymon; he defines a bonetire to be a festive
or triumphant fire : in the Icelandic language, my fellow-travellers was sentenced to a If he speak de truth of me,
he says Baal signifies a burning. In the similar ordeal ; for I had no mind to con
Then let him come and be de slave,
Anglo-Saxon, Bael, by a change of letters in
And I will be de free. test the palm of precedence with them,
the same organ, is made Baen, whence our seeing that the chance of a rescue was at
Bonefire. · least worth waiting for. Never was
THE WORM. malice of joy written in more fiend likechaTurn, turn thy hasty foot aside,
BREVITIES. racter than on the Captain's sun-burnt Nor crush that helpless worm; brow, when his eye lighted upon my well- The frame thy wayward looks deride,
A century ago not one of the bridges exstored portmanteau. Not a corner was Required a God to form.
isted which now cross the Thames. Westleft intact; not one poor remnant, even
The common Lord of all that move,
minster Bridge is now the oldest, and that was for a memento of the slaughter, was cast
From whom thy being flowed,
opened in 1747. among the cast-aways: the sack was al
A portion of his boundless love
The gross amount contributed voluntarily in On that poor worm bestowed.
this country for the support of religious instiready full to the brim; but by dint of a
The sun, the moon, the stars, he made kick here, and a thrust there, and every
tutions, for general purposes, exceeds £300,000 To all his creatures free ;
annually. where a hearty shaking together, of its
And spread o'er earth the grassy blade Donatello, a celebrated sculptor, when giving heterogeneous contents, a vacuum was For worms as well as thee.
the last stroke with his mallet, called out to the created barely adequate for the immersion Let them enjoy their little day
statue, “Speak !” of my whole retinue of comforts. As for Their lowly bliss receive;
CLEAR EVIDENCE.-Counsel: What kind of my favourite chronometer, the Captain
Oh! do not lightly take away
stockings were they which were stolen? Wit
The life thou canst not give. slipped it covertly into his jerkin- pocket,
ness: Why, sir, thirty-twos, thirty-eights,
forties, and other kinds.-Counsel : What do and, I would wager my existence, has to
you mean by thirty-twos? Witness: Thirtythis hour forgotten to carry it to the
twos thirty-twos, sir? Counsel : So I supgeneral account of the foray. The pillage
HORRIBLE Duel.-A number of French pose, but what is a thirty-two? Witness: 'I was now at an end; a retreat was sounded, prisoners were confined al Stapleton prison, told you what it was ; a thirty-two's a two and and our Captain, throwing himself into about five miles from Bristol, in 1805. A most
The Lord Chancellor's motto, “ Pro rege, his saddle with an apology for the incon- fatal affray happened there between four venience we had been put to, roared out, French prisoners, owing to a dispute which lege, grege,” is not newly assumed, it has been " Remember José Maria, Captain-general arose out of a trifling gambling transaction. long borne by the family, and is to be seen in of all the flying troops in the four king
an old apartment at Brougham Hall, of the age The two principals first engaged, having split doms!” à pair of scissors into two parts, and tied the
of Queen Elizabeth. points to the ends of two canes, with which
Napoleon by a word described the characters And now came a more amusing scene. they fought; one was soon killed.' The seconds of three Consuls. Do you wish to dine badly, Each party sprung forward to vindicate then engaged, when another fell mortally go to Lebrun; well, go to Cambaceres ; rahis right to a portion of the rags and tat- wounded. in fact, both the friends on one
pidly, come to me. Lebrun, was a miser ; ters left behind; but conscience cannot side fell.
Cambaceres, a glutton; and what Buonaparte
was, all the world knows. be convicted of having lent any hand in
The following words were written by Sir the transaction : all helped themselves to Tue Pulse.—In the time of Hippocrates, William Jones, on the blank leaf of his Bible : what lay nearest, provided it was better it was probably not more than sixty beats in a "I have carefully and regularly perused the than its neighbour; and thence ensued a minute; from which probably originates our Holy Scriptures, and am of opinion, that the cross-fire of words and abusive epithets, smallest division of time, denominated the volume, independently of its divine origin, which exploded at last in a downright 86,400 parts. As’ the human species refine, important history, and finer strains of elo
moment or second, which divides the day into contains more sublimity, purer morality, more battle-roval of nails and fists. Bereft of probably the pulse quickens; and so com- quence, than can be collected from all other every relie which I might have called my pletely are we machines, that like a clock, the books, in whatever language they may have own, I stood quietly eyeing the fray, or faster we go, the sooner we are down. been written."
Mr. Wilberforce became rather more inspired with the hope of final success, and determined henceforward to redouble his
exertions, and in 1807, during the brief NATIONAL GALLERY OF PHILANTHROPISTS.No. I.
Administration of Fox, his earnest entreaties, his ardent appeals to the hearts and feelings of his auditors, his splendid and Christian enthusiasm, met their re
ward—a Bill passed for the entire Aboliiowy w TEST
tion of the Slave Trade, being sanctioned tibnor
by both Houses of Parliament.
His conduct as a public character was laudably independent; he lent himself to no faction, but, on all occasions, spoke and voted to the honest dictates of his conscience. Some idea-an inadequate
one, we confess—may be formed of this Bine "Hiv,
respected gentleman, by the outline of cui on od wie 10 sib or w 903
his form, which we have the pleasure to present this day to our readers. In
person 0 m
he is short, and in appearance by no means dignified; but as an orator, even in the last session of his career in Parliament, he was spirited, copious, and clear.
In private life he is beloved and honoured. He was united, in 1797, to a daughter of an opulent Birmingham merchant, named Spooner, by whom he has a large family. He has devoted a long life to the cause of humanity: neither sickness nor defeat could ever arrest his benevolent exertions—the object nearest his heart has been the moral improvement of mankind; every project that would conduce to so beneficial a purpose he has promoted; every abuse that would thwart it, he has endeavoured to detect and expose. In the course of his political life
he supported Catholic Emancipation and quiries into it.” Mr. Wilberforce soon Parliamentary Reform, reprobated the WILLIAM WILBERFORCE. after performed his promise, by joining a Lottery as injurious to public morals
Society which was formed to carry the insisted that the employment of boys of a
benevolent object of Clarkson's into effect; tender age in the sweeping of chimnies “ Jamque opus exegi, quod nec Jovis ira, nec ignis, Nec poterit ferrum, nec edax abolere vetustas." nor did he rest here, for he gave notice was a most intolerable cruelty; and also,
of a motion in the House of Commons, after the hostile meeting which took place
in the session of 1787, on the subject of between Tierney and Pitt, attempted, but This gentleman was born at Hull, in slavery, and prevailed on Mr. Pitt to in vain, to procure a Legislative enactthe month of August, 1759, and received propose a Resolution, on the 9th of May ment against duelling. By the present his education at St John's College, Cam- in that year, pledging the House in the Lord Chancellor Brougham he has been bridge, where he formed an acquaintance next session, to take the state of the described as the “venerable patriarch of with, and became warmly attached to, the Slave Trade into its immediate considera- the cause of the slaves, whose days were celebrated William Pitt, with whom and tion. The tardiness of the House of to be numbered by acts of benevolence Dr. Milner, he made his first Continental Commons, constituted as it then was, pre- and piety; whose whole life and he tour. At the general election in 1780 vented the discussion of the subject until prayed it might long be extended for the he was unanimously returned to Parlia- 1791, when he moved for leave to bring in benefit of his fellow-creatures--had been ment for his native place, but being a Bill to prevent the further importation devoted to the highest interests of reshortly afterwards chosen for the county of African Negroes into the British Colo-ligion and charity.” of York, he made a selection of the latter, nies. This motion was lost by a majority
We cannot close this notice of our and continued the representative of that of 75. On the 2d April , in 1792, he Philanthropist without observing, in the populous county until 1812. From that again called the notice of Parliament to language of Mr. Knibb, “ Now that he period up to the end of his Parliamentary the subject, and concluded a most beau- is gathering his mantle around him, and career in 1825, he was chosen for Bram- tiful and pathetic speech by declaring, preparing for his entrance into eternity, ber. At the very outset of Clarkson's that “ in his exertions for the Negroes let the attending angel, as he descends to humane exertions to procure the abolition he had found happiness, though not suc- convey his ransomed spirit to the realms * slavery, he was urged and recom- cess, which enlivened his waking, and of felicity, whisper in the ears of the demended to secure the co-operation of soothed his evening hours; that he carried parting saint, that` AFRICA IS FREE!'” Wilberforce. On their first interview the the topic with him to his repose,
and often words of the latter were, “ that the sub- had the bliss of remembering, that he had !ct had often employed his thoughts, and demanded justice for millions who could that it was nearest his heart; and that he not ask iť for themselves.” When a vould not rest until he made proper in- motion for“ gradual” abolition was carried,
JEFFERSON'S MAXIMS OF LIFE. He had been brought to London a few Arts that respect the mind were ever reputweeks previously by a Dutch gentleman, ed nobler than those that serve the body.
There are four habits essentially necessary 1. Never put off till to-morrow what you By this master he was treated as a SLAVE who purchased him as a slave at Batavia.
to the proper management of temporal concan do to-day.
2. Never trouble others for what you can do —fondled or flogged, according to the sechs SPUNCTUALITY, ACCURACY, STEADINESS, yourself.
varying humour of his owNER; that he The profession of the Law was instituted 3. Never spend your money before you have had been many years a slave but, finding merely for the furtherance of justice and the it.
he was free in England, he wished to be preservation of right. 4. Never buy what you do not want because a slave no longer; that his master was
Socrates said that temperance promoted the it is cheap * 5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, going away in a day or two, and he feared knowledge of the soul, whetted the appetite,
and rendered men at once both excellent and and cold. would carry him back into slavery ; and
happy. Eating, said he, without hunger, and 6. We never repent of having eaten too little that therefore he wished to stay in Eng- drinking without thirst, sinks both the appetite
7. Nothing is troublesome that we do wil- land, and work for his subsistence here and the understanding.
The revolutions caused by the progress of 8. How much pains have those evils cost us After à careful examination of the truth are always beneficial to society, and are which never happened.
circumstances of the case, the boy was only burthensome to those who deceive and 9. Take things always by their smooth handle. 10. When angry, count ten before
received under the protection of the oppress it. you
"I will admit,” said Hogarth, “all the speak,-if very angry, a hundred. Anti-Slavery Society; the livery which
world to be competent judges of my pictures, he wore, and which he said belonged to except those who are of the profession." his master, sent back to the
Ray observes than an obscure and prolix
self under his own ink.
Whoever wishes, says Augustin, to be with the Newspapers, that the master (Myn- for when we pray we speak to God, and when
God, ought always to pray and often to read : heer Van Cunninghen) had applied to we read he speaks to us. the Lord Mayor for means to recover his A Russian has published “ A View of all lost or runaway slave; stating that the Known Languages, and their dialects.” the lad possessed extraordinary talents, In this book we find in all 937 Asiatic, 587 spoke seven different languages, and was European, 226. African, and 1284 American
languages and dialects, enumerated and classed. quite a treasure to him. Upon seeing this statement, Mr. Pringle The Bible is translated into 139 languages.
When we think of death, a thousand sins waited upon the Lord Mayor and ex
we have trode as worms beneath our feet, rise ORIGIN OF THE SLAVE-TRADE.
plained to him the actual state of the up against us like Aaming serpents.-(Scott.)
case; that the boy told a story respecting The passions, like heavy bodies down steep It will to some appear singular, that the his treatment altogether different from M. hills, once in motion, move themselves, and slave-trade should have originated in an Van Cunninghen's; but that the compa- know no ground but the bottom.-- (Fuller) act of humanity; yet such was the
If thou wouldst have a good servant, let thy rative fact, and exhibits an instance of one of ments of the master and the slave was him too long, lest he think thee malicious ;
accuracy of the conflicting state
servant find a good master; be not angry with the best and most humane men being but a secondary point :-the boy having nor too soon, lest he conceive thee rash ; nor unde the influence of prejudice. Bar- sought protection from slavery, or from 100 often, lest he count thee humourous... thelemi de las Casas, the Bishop of that protection should be afforded him, if
It is the greatest of all sins, always to conChiapa, in Peru, witnessing the dreadful the laws of England could afford it; and tinue in sin, for where the custom of sinning cruelty of the Spaniards to the Indians, that, finally, he, as Secretary of the Anti- less : it is easier to quench a spark than a fire : exerted all his eloquence to prevent it. Slavery Society, would be responsible I had rather break the cockatrice's egg than He returned to Spain, and pleading the for receiving him.
The Lord Mayor kill a serpent. cause of the Indians before the Em
merely replied that he understood "M. He that hath a trade hath an estate ; and he peror, Charles the Vth, in person, sug: Van Cunninghen had gone to the Con- that hath a calling bath a place of profit and gested that their
place as labourers might tinent, and that he did not see that he honor. A ploughman on his legs is higher be supplied by Negroes from Africa, who (the Lord Mayor) could interfere farther than a gentleman on his knees. were then considered as beings under the in the matter as it then stood. proscription of their Maker, and fit only
EDITOR'S BOX. for beasts of burthen. overcome by his forcible representations,
“ Fiat justitia ruat cælum." made several regulations in favour of the WEST INDIA LOGIC.-A Slave Owner in the Indians; but it was not until the slavery Liverpool Mercury of the 7th inst., attempts a Sir: I beg to inform you that Two Lecof the African Negroes was substituted, logical and scriptural proof that Slavery is con- TURES illustrative of the Character of Slavery that the American Indians were freed
sistent with Christianity, which is so conspicu-' in the British Colonies, and of the advantage, from the cruelty of the Spaniards.
ously absurd as to merit a corner in our first safety, and practicability of its immediate Abolnumber. He says, infidels have in all ages been ition, will be delivered at Ebenezer Chapel, opposed to Slavery-infidels disbelieve the High-street, Shoreditch, by Edward Baldwin,
Bible-Frgo, Slavery is sanctioned by Scripture. Esq., on Monday and Wednesday Evening HYLIAS, THE ABYSSINIAN
next, the 17th and 19th, at half past six o'clock.
Perhaps you will make it a point to drop io. SLAVE BOY.
M. D. About two months ago, a black boy
LACONICS. was brought to the office of the AntiSlavery Society by a respectable trades
TO THE EDITOR OF THE TOURIST.
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