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the body closely round the waist like a cover the hands. The breeches are vest, but descends over the hips behind loose, and descend below the knee, in a tail. The seams are down the where two rows of elegant trimming sides under the arms, and it appears, as are also sewed on. The rough side o if to get into this garb the wearer must this part of the dress is outward. Boots push his head and body up into it. fitting the leg complete the male equipRound the cuffs and all the lower parts ment ; and so well is this figure formof the garment, is a white fur trimming, ed that it balances itself, and can nearly of the most Exquisite fashion. Mittens stand alone.
The female is still more grotesque. of conveying a perfect idea of these Her upper garment has the fur side out, droll performances, which must be seen and from the Capote, which comes to afford a proper notion of Esquimaux round the face and leaves only a little art and ingenuity. We have only to of it exposed, descend on each side two add, that their smell is not the most dellong hairy appendages, covering two icate ; but this accidental quality of the love-locks of her own black hair like ..ill-dressed skins may not be inapproqueues, only not so stiff. The vest in priate to the general likeness. Our front of this squab little personage falls Prints represent the figures very accuinto a stomacher point. But the oddest rately. No features are given. portion of her equipment is the boots, The magnificent size of the lady's which come up much higher than any boots will not escape the eye of the fisherman's, and are nearly as much in slightest judge of portraiture and coscircumference as her body. The furtume. In fact, these are the most esis inside, as also in her mittens and sential parts of the Esquinaux dress : her brecches. We despair, however, they are their pockets, their tool-bogas, their provision cupboards : Hudibras' the commander-in-chief's birth-day,was holster was nothing to them. This will named the Duke of York's Bay ; but be allowed when we state, that one day exploring it led to no useful result. a lady of the tribe, enamoured of a Fahrenheit's thermometer should be wash-hand basin, took the liberty of understood as that on which the deappropriating it secretly to herself ; but grees of cold were ascertained : the lov. unluckily for her the theft was discov- est experienced, as we stated, was 350 ered, and she was turned over for below zero in the first, and 45° in the search-proh pudor! the basin was second year. In the most northern of found concealed in one of her boots ! the Hudson Bay Company's stations on
But our sailors were compensated for the continent, the extreme cold in winall their losses of this sort by the amuse- ter is commonly 50° below zero. ment the natives afforded them. Their Among the botanical specimens dog-sledges were cheerfully lent ; and brought home, are considerable quantisome of our blue-jackets became at ties of the tripe-de-roche ; on which length perfect fours-in-hand at driving Captain Franklin and his brave comeight of these animals in a team. Oth- rades so long sustained existence. erwise, the time even of the officers, It is a curiosity in natural history, who had other resources, passed uni- that of the mixed breed between the formly and heavily enough. Their English lurcher and the Esquimaux routine, day after day, was-rise at 7, dog, there were one half, three, of the breakfast at 8, muster on deck at 9; pups without tails, though both parents walk or visit fox-traps, &c. till noon, had them. One of these is the strong dine at 1 ; sleep, read, or play at chess, and fine animal between decks in the back-gammon, cards, &c. till 5, when Hecla, and which apparently stood not tea made a new interruption ; muster only the climate, but the galley fire, again at 6, do what they could to kill much better than its companions. the enemy till supper at 8, drinking On Monday, Admiralty orders were grog, smoking and chatting till the final received at Deptford to dismantle the hour of turning in. Such were their Fury and Hecla, and reland their stores; recreations ; and no wonder the Es- from which it might be anticipated that quimaux were welcome visitors, though no further attempts of this kind were some of the newspapers tell us that a (for the present at least) intended. The native skull or two, brought to Eng- only expectation of the contrary is founland, display portentously the organ of ded on the non-removal of the heating destructiveness, according to the phre- fixtures. nological school.
Before concluding this addendum, we In addition to our geographical de- trust we may be permitted publicly to tails, we have to notice that Repulse express our warm acknowledgment to Bay is pretty correctly laid down by the Officers of the Expedition, and also Middleton. On the east side of South- to a valued mercantile friend, by whose ampton Island (according to the old assistance we have been enabled to navigators,) the Expedition discovered amuse our general friends with the Esa large Bay, which being entered on quimaux Icon in our present Number.
The ring you gave, the kiss you gave,
The curl of raven hair,
Where are they now ?--oh where !
The kiss has been profaned ;
That shining curl has stained !-
More changed they could not be ;
L. E. L.
PARISIAN ORIGINAL ANECDOTES.
(Lit. Gaz. Nov.)
TOILETTE DE MORT.
Paris, October 24, 1823.
never questioned nor troubled for the THE THE Mémoires Anecdotiques pour wanton murder of a man, innocent, be
servir à l'Histoire de la Revolu- cause he had not been tried." tion, par M. Lombard de Langres,
FENELON have been impatiently expected, and “Est-il sublime, that Fenelon, who, are now eagerly perused. Formerly adding lustre to a name already illusambassador in Holland, member of the
trious, when mounting the carriage that Court of Cassation under the Directory, conveyed him to the scaffold, said to &c. &c. M. Lombard de Langres lived his aged servant, who bathed him with among the most remarkable persons his tears, • Go, my friend, and console who took part in public affairs during thyself, it is not so difficult to die as I the revolution, the consulate, and the
thought. empire, and he has drawn their portraits with a master's hand. No romance can be more amusing than these reval, who, being placed at the bar of
« Est-il sublime, that Isabeau de MoMemoirs, and at the same time the an- the revolutionary tribunal, in the great ecdotes which they contain have every hall where he had long sat as a memmark of authenticity and fact. With- ber of the parliament, replied to the out entering on a regular analysis of the anthropophage Fouquier, who' demanwork, I shall give you some extracts by ded of him if he recognized the place ; which you may judge of its spirit and
· Yes, I know the place : it was here composition.
that formerly innocence punished crime;
it is here that crime now murders in-' “ The truth is sometimes so improba- nocence.' ble, that it loses its credit. The following fact, for instance, is incredible--- Est-il sublime encore, that Angrand Lisez cependant : One day that the Dalleray, that old magistrate, who, revolutionary tribunal of one section had dragged into the same hall for having condemned in less than two hours 28 sent money to his emigrant children, reindividuals, the executioner, or, to speak plied to the emissary of his exceutioners, more properly, one of the executioners, who, moved by his venerable appearafter having tied the hands and cut the ance, suggested to him the denial of the hair of his victims, counted them over, fact, “ Remerciez ces Messieurs ; ce in order to see that his number was qui me reste de vie ne vaut pas la complete. In spite of all his efforts, he peine d'étre rachété par un mensonge.' could enumerate but 27 ; nor could he better succeed in his attempts to discov- « Est-il sublime enfin, that Bailly, er the one that was missing. At length whose martyrdom was prolonged by he terminated his trouble and perplexi- their transporting from place to place, ty by turning to the prisoners in the before his eyes, the guillotine that was Conciergerie, as yet uncondemned, and to sever his head from his body ; whose exclaiming to those present at this toi- hands were untied that he might labour lette de mort, “Messieurs, arrangez- at the erection of the scaffold that was vous comme vous voulez ; mais ce qu'il to be covered with his blood ; who, y a de sur, c'est qu'il m'en faut encore stripped of his clothes, and exposed to un, et que je ne pars pas sans cela.'- torrents of rain, and receiving on his
Ma foi, (said one of the prisoners face the spittle of the executioner, who looking on, as well to-day as to-mor- cried to him, “ You are afraid, Bailly, row ; amenez-moi, si vous voulez.' you tremble ;' mildly replied, “ Non, The executioner, determined to com- mon ami, j'ai froid.'--- Que toutes plete his number, took the volunteer at ces paroles sont belles ! quelle fatalik, his word, and cut off first his hair and qu'il faille des grand crimes pour fa :: afterwards his lead. This wretch was éclorre de grandes vertus ."
the calèche, seriez-vous Field-Mare“ It is well known that Joseph II. chal?? Micux que ca.'— Ah ! mon disliked parade and ostentation, and in- Dieu, c'est l'Empereur !– Himdulged his taste for simple and private sell,' said Joseph 11., unbuttoning his habits. One day, when riding out in a plain cont, and showing his decorasmall calèche, which he drove himself, tions. The poor fellow, in an agoand attended only by one servant, he ny, entreated the Emperor to let him was overtaken by heavy rain, and re- alight. Non pas, non pas, (said Joturned towards Viemin. He was yet seph,) après avoir mangé mon faisand, at some distance, when a person on vous seriez trop heureux de vous debarfoot, who was also going in that direc- rasser de moi aussi promptement ; j'ention, hearing the noise, turned and made tends bien que vous ne me quittiez qu'à a sign to the driver to stop.. Joseph 11. votre porte.' ... Et il l'y descendit.” stopped his horse. + Sir,' said the sol
THE LATE POPE. dier (for the traveller was a sergeant,) “ Pope Pius vii., when at Paris, visif it be not taking too great a liberty,
cited one day the galerie of the Louvre. should be glad of a lift; you have room The crowd threw themselves at his feet enough, and I should save my uniform, to receive his benediction ; but two which I put on new this morning. — young men remained erect, and affected • Let us save the uniform, my brave io giggle and sneer as the Pontiff apfellow, (said Joseph,) place yourself proached them. "Gentlemen, (said here. Where do you come from just Pius vıı.) the blessing of an old man is now ?? __ Ah ! ah? where do I come not to be despised.' from? I come from the house of a
LOUIS XVI. game-keeper, one of my friends, who
The following anecdote of Louis xvi. has given me a famous breakfast.? is in Barbier's Dictionary of Publications. • What had you, then ?' • Guess.'- 66 The third literary undertaking of
Nay how can I guess ? beer soup ??- Louis xvi. was a translation of Gibbon's - Well done! yes, a soup, mieux que “ Decline and Fall of the Roman Emça.'— Some choucroute ?:- Mieux pire.” After having completed five que ça. A breast of veal??–Mieux volumes, the Dauphin (which he then que ça.'-- Mieux que ça! then I canvas) not wishing to be known, enjoined guess no longer,' said the facetious sov
M. le Clerc de Sept-Chênes, his private ereign. "Why then, a pheasant, my reader, to get them printed in his own worthy,—a pheasant killed on the pre- name. M. le Clerc de Sept-Chênes serve of his Majesty,' exclaimed the ser. having requested M. le Garde-des-sceaux geant, slapping at the same time Joseph to appoint a censor to the work, it was 11. on the shoulder. Ah! killed on sent to the Abbé Aubert, who returned the Emperor's preserve ? it must have it with marked and distinguished apbeen all the better for that. Je vous proval. About two years afterwards, en reponds. As they approached the M. le Comte de Vergennes, the miniscity, and the rain continued to fall, Jo- ter for foreign affairs, inquired for the seph asked his companion where he censor of the work. The Abbé Aubert wished to be set down. The sergeant accordingly waited on the minister,who, made his excuses. No, no, (said Jo- presenting him with a copy bound in seph,) your street ?'. And at length the red morocco and gilt on the edges, said, sergeant informed his Majesty where “ I am desired by the translator to give he lodged, and begged to know to whom
you this copy, and to thank you for the he was indebted for so many civilities. trouble which you took in examining * It is your turn now, (said Joseph,)- his translation, and for the approbation guess. • Nonsieur est militaire, sans which you bestowed opon it.” On the doute ?'-_ Comme dit, Monsieur.'
censor's observing that M. le Clerc de Lieutenant ?? _Ah! mieux que ça.? Sept-Chênes might have dispensed with Capitaine ?Micu. que ça.?
so magnificent a binding, M. de Ver• Colonel, peutêtre?'- Mieux que cu.' gennes added, " It is the Dauphin who
- Comment diable, (said the poor is the translator, and who commissioned sergeant, shrinking into the corner of me to make you this present."
THE LUCRECE OF FRANCE.
IT was a grand and stately building, pet, and her tender bosom pressed
that castle of Argentueil, where against the cold stones with heavings once resided the gentle lady of Car- of tumultuous delight. Now, the knight ogne; where she lived long in her of Carogne looked in vain, as he rode beauty and her youth, a faithful wife to along, for the known form of bis her brave lord; and was loved, and loving wife. Anxiously he strained his looked up to by her menials, and ma- sight, but she stood not as usual on the ny attendants, both male and female. high tower. Aline had received the The knight of Carogne had been for a messenger that told of his approach, while absent upon an enterprize be- and she afterwards left not the ball till yond sea for the advancement of his hon- her husband arrived. With slow and our. Alas! it seemed not, in one plain trembling steps she traversed the upsense, to have been for the advance- per end thereof, and sometimes she ment of the brave knight's honour, stopped and leaned against the wall in that he had departed from his castle in the thoughtfulness of sorrow. There the marches of Perche, and from his was no colour upon her wan cheek, fair and sorrowful lady. The time of save the fitting tints which were thrown his return drew nigh, and the lady from the stained glass of the casements Aline had been apprised thereof. toward the west, and her eyes were There was a tall narrow tower, which seldom raised from the veiling of their stood out from the front wall of the heavy lids. The shouts of her rejoiccastle, and rose far above the loftiest ing domestics told her that the knight roofs of the ancient pile. On the sum- was at hand, and the lady Aline hastmit of that tower the noble lady was ed to meet him. The joyous knight used to stand for hours, watching for sought to clasp her in his embrace, but her lord's approach, and looking with silently she glided from his arms, and anxious eyes far, far over the distant when he raised her tenderly from the country. Ah, what a beauteous vi- ground, the life seemed to have parted sion did she seem, when standing alone from her feeble frame. He bore her there in calm and earnest dignity, no- out into the open air, and gradually she tionless for many minutes : when her revived. - Thou art not well, my own eyes were wearied with gazing vainly dear love," said the knight, and tenfor the dearest object of her earthly derly he pressed her to his bosom. love, and when the abstraction of her Still the poor lady resisted with quiet mind had drawn away her thoughts meekness the eagerness of her lord's from all external objecis. Almost like a fiection. “I do suffer in the sickness a statue of pure marble did she ap- of my heart," she replied, “I am not pear, when the wild breeze had for a altogether well, my dearest husband.--short space died away, and listed not Forgive my weakness and believe how her long hair, and ceased to flutter in joyed I am to see thee.-Yes,” she rethe folds of her white garments. But peated mournfully, “overjoyed, alis aught like the figure of him whom though I weep." "I will kiss away she sought appeared, and gathered in those tears, my best beloved,” replied in its approach a nearer resemblance the knight, as he beheld the tears trickto bis loved person, how quickly the ling over his lady's face; but Aline . trance of her siillness was broken, how withdrew herself gently from his arms, every feature, and every limb, woke and said, “ Not yet, my husband, not into expression, while eagerness and yet. -I have a vow upon me.- Ask joy that was ball indulged darted like nothing now.-Thou wert ever kind a sun-beam into her eyes, and the and senderly indnlgent to thy wife.crimson blood rushed over her pale Bear with her speming coldness now. cheeks, and glowed in her parted lips ! -Enter again the hall of your castle, Then most carelessly her soft white refresh yourself, and let me lean upon arms were flung over the rough para- your arm as I go in with you." There