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moring about, for the purpose of exacting ried to females in almost every consideralle mountains; and their senna is of the best the taxes from their subjects, who pay them village; Hosseyu Kashet has above forty kind. In exchange for these commodities quly, on the approach of superior force. sons, of whom twenty are inarried in the same they take linen shirts and Dhuurra, the During these excursions, the Kashefs com
grains of which they swallow raw, as mit acts of great injnstice, wherever they The Nubians purchase their wives from dainty, and never make it into bread. find that there is none to resist them, which the parents: the price usually paid by the Crocodiles seem hardly less dreaded is frequently the case. The amount of the Kenons is twelve Mahboubs, or thirty-six in some parts than the Hippopotainus revenue is share: equally amongst the three piastres. They frequently intermarry with in others. brothers; but they are all very avaricious, the Arabs Abalde, some of whom cultivate
Crocodiles are yery numerous about Shenextremely jealous of each other, and cuch the soil like themselves; an Ababde girl is dy. I have generally remarked that these robs clandestinely as much as he can. 1 worth six cainels; these are paid to her fa- animals inhabit particular parts of the Nile, estimate their annual income at about ther, who gives back three to his daughter, from whence they seldoin appear to move ; 3,000?. each, 1 or froin 8 to 10,000/. in the to be the common property of her and her thus, in Lower Egypt, they have entirely whole. None of them spends inore than husban:1; if a diverce takes place, half the
disappeared, although no reasonable cause 3001. a vear. Their principal wealth con- value of the three camels goes to the latter. can be assigned for their not descenling the sists in dollars and slaves. In their manners In Cpper Egypt, when a wife insists upon river. In Upper Egypt, the neighbourhood they affect the haughty mien and deportinent being divorced, her husband has the right to l of Akhmim, 'Dendera, Orment, and Letou, of Turkish grandecs ; but their dress, which take all her wearing apparel from lier, and, are at present the favourite haunts of the is worse than what a Turkish soldier would to share her heart : nobody will then marry Crocodile, while few are ever scen in the inlike to wear, ill accords with this assumed her till her hair be grown again. The Nu- termediate parts of the river. The same is sir of dignity.
bian is extremely jealous of his wife's ho- the case in ditlerent parts of Nubia towards The following is a curions method which nour: and on the slightest suspicion of in- Dóngola. At Berber nobody is afraid of the governors of Vulvia have deviserl, of ex- fidelity towarrls him, would carry hier in the encountering crocodiles in the river, and we torting money from thrir subjects. When night to the side of the river, lay open her bathed there very often, swimming out into any wealthy individual has a daughter of a breast by a cut with his knife, and throw the midst of the streain suitable age, they demand her in warriage; her into the water, “ to be food for the cro-contrary, they are greatly dreacicu; the Arabs
At Shen'iy, on the the father seldomi dares to refuse, and some- codiles," as they term it. A case of this and the slaves and females, who repair to the times feels flattered by the honour; but he kind lately happened at Assouan.
shore of the river near the town every mornis soon ruined by his powerful son-in-law,
ing and evening, to wash their linen, and wil who extorts from him every article of his I found the Nubians, generally, to be of a their water-skins for the supply of the town, property under thename of presents to his own kind disposition, and without that propen- are obliged to be continually on the aleri, daughter. All the governors are thus mar- sity to theft, so characteristic of the Egyp- and such as bathe take care not to proceel
tians, at least of those to the north of Siout. to any great distance into the river. I was : In November 1213, Mohammed Kashef Pilfering indeed is almost unknown amongst several times present when a crocodile male arrived at Esne, in his way to Siout, for the them, and any person convicted of such a its appearance, and witnessed the terror it purpose of visiting Ibrahim Pasha, the governor crime would be expelled from his village by inspired; the crowd all quickly retiring up of Upper Egypt, who, it is well known, enter the unaniinous voice of its inhabitants; 1 the beach. During my stay at Shendly, a tained hostile designs against Nubia. Being did not lose the inost trifting article during man who had been advised to bathe in the anxious to conciliate the Pasha, he had brought my journey through the country, although river, after having escaped the sinall-pox, with him presents of slaves, dromedaries, and I always slept in the open air in front of the was seized and killed by one of these animals. Dingola horses ; but the chief object of the house where I took up my quarters for the At Sennaar crocodiles are often brought 10 seyn, bis eldest brother, who had lately invested night. They are in general hospitable to market, and their flesh is publicly ski tere. his two eldest sons, Daoud and Khalil, with a wards strangers, but the Kenous and the I once tasted some of the meat at Esne, in share of the government of Nubia, and had people of Sukkot are less so than the other Upper Egypt; it is of a dirty white colour, obliged his two brothers to divide the revenue inhabitants. Curiosity seems to be the most not ulike young real, with a slight rishy equally, with their nephews, thus creating five prominent feature in their character, and sinell; the animal had been canglit by some governors of the country. At Esne, Mohammed | they generally ask their guest a thousand fishermeu in a strong net, and was above met a troop of about one hundred soldiers, who questions about the place he comes froin, twelve feet in lengti. The Gore:or of had been dispatched by Ibrahim Pasha against and the business which brings him into Nu- Esne ordered it to be brought into his courtNubia ; deeming it useless therefore to proceed bia.
yard, where more than an hundred balls were farther, he returned towards his home with the Turks, at whose approach his two brothers filed despotic, the Nubians might become dange- thrown upon its back, and the contents of
If the givernment were not so extremely ired against it without any citeet, tiil it was to the island of Okme, beyond the second cataract at Wady Halfa, notwithstanding every proruus neighbours to Egypt; for they are of a
a small Swivel discharged at its belly, the skin mise of safety. The Turks pursued their march much holder and more independent spirit of which is much sotter than that of the as far as Wady Ilalfa, collecting from every than the Egyptians, and ardently attached to bark. Sakie in the mame of Ibrahim Pasha, the land their native suil.
Next to Sennaar. and Cobbé (in Darfour)' tax, of which they allowed Mohammed Kashef The Arabs on the mountains between Shendy is the largest town in eastern Soudan, about one-twelfth of the whole amount, for his Nubia and the Red Sea, are an extra- and larger, according to the report of the own subsistence. It was evidently the object of this exhibition to seize the persons of all the ordinary race.
ni erenants, than the capitals of Dóagola and governors ; but in this it failed. After staying The Bisharye, who rarely descend from Koreofan. It consists of several quarters, nearly a year in the country, in the course of their mountains, are a very savare people, divided from each other hy public places, or which they collected the land-tax froin the sum- and their character is worse even than that markets, and it contains aliogether from mer seed also, the Turks returnerl to Upper of the Ababile. Their only cattle are camels eight hundred to a thousand houses. It is Egypt. In 1215, the Turks again visited Nubia, and sheep, will they live entirely upen flesh built upon the sandy plain, at about half au and compelled the peasants to furnish the and milk, eating much of the former raw; hour's walk from the river; its horses are annount of the imports in camels, instead of according to the relation of several Nubians, similar to those of Berber; but it contains grain ; as soon as they withdrew, the Kashefs they are very fond of the hot blood of a greater number of large buildings, anu lewreturned to Derr, and, in their turn also ex.
slaughtered sheep; but their greatest luxury er ruins. The houses seldom form any reacted the land-tax from their subjects, who are now exposed both to the rapncity of the Turks is sail to be the raw marrow of camels. i gular street, but are spread over the plain in and to their own governors, all equally merci- few of these Arabs occasionally visit Derr or great disorder. I nowhere su any walks of less, owing to the uncertain duration of their assouan, with Senna, sheep and ostrich fea-burnt bricks. The houses of the chief, and respective powers.
thers, the ostrich being cannon in their those of his relatiros, contain court-yarda
twenty feet square, inclosed by high walls, circumstance by which they particularly dis- the designs and the fine execution of the and this is the general description of the ha tinguish theinselves from the true Negroe, engravings : the letter-press descripbitations of Shendy. The government is in whose hands, when touched, feel like wood. tions, however, appear to us to be more the hands of the Mek ; the name of the pre
sentimental and less amusing. It is sent chief is Nimr, i.e. Tiger. The reigning Persons from the Hedjaz and from Egypt family is of the same tribe as that which now sometimes pass by Shendy on their way to not easy for a person who feels the
boundless store occupies the throne of Sennaar, namely the Sennaar, in search of young monkeys, which
Of charms which nature to her votary yields, Wold Adjid, which, as far as I could under they teach to perform the tricks so amusing The warbling woodlands, the resounding shore, stand, is a branch of the Funnye. The fa- to the populace in the towns of Arabia,
The pomp of groves, the garniture of fields; ther of Nimr was an Arab of the tribe of Syria, and Egypt. I was repeatedly asked all that the genial ray of morning gilds, Djaalein, but his mother was of the royal whether I had not come in search of mon And all that echoes to the song of even; blood of Wold Ajib ; and thus it appears that keys, for that my equipments appeared too All that the mountain's sheltering boson shields, women have a right to the succession. This shabby for those of a merchant. These And all the dread magnificence of beavebagrees with the narrative of Bruce, who inonkey-hunters are held in great contempt, to continue writing on the picturesque, whom he calls Sittina (an Arabic word mean- whole lives in making others laugh at them. spired with the subject; and, probably, found at Shendy a woman upon the throne, because, as the Negroes say, they pass their without becoming more and more ining our Lady). The Mek of Shendy, like the Mek of Berber, is subject to Sennaar ; The people of Shendy know little of mu- there is no species of authorship in but, excepting the purchase money paid for sical instruments, however fond they may be which it is so difficult to communicate his Government, on his accession, and oc- of songs. The lyre (Tamboura) and a kind emotions, as that wherein an active recasional presents to the king and vizier * of of fife with a clisinal sound, made of the hol- veller in the profusion of nature endeaSennaar, he is entirely independent, and go- low Dhourra stalk, are the only instruments vours to transfuse his refined sensations verns his district, which extends about two I saw, except the kcttle-drum. This appears into the mind of a mere passive reader. days journeys farther to the south, quite at to be all over Soudan an appendage of roy- That which causes him to exclaim with his own pleasure.
alty; and when the natives wish to designate Gold is the second article in the Sennaar a inan of power, they often say the Nogára rapture, "Lo! what a goodly fabric is trade. It is purchased by the merchants of beats before his house. Ai Shendy the here ;" that which throws him into Sennaar from the Abyssinian traders ; but I Mek's kettle-drums were beaten regularly ecstasies ; that on which he dwells with have not been able exactly to ascertain in every afternoon before his house. A favou- ineffable delight;—the cloud capt mounwhat province of western Abyssinia it is rite pastime of the Negroe Arabs, and which tain, living stream, and fairy dell, come found. The principal market for gold ap- is also known among the Arabs of Upper all upon our numbed sense, with a force pears to be Ras el Fil, a station in the cara- Egypt, is the Syredje, a kind of draughts; it not much greater than a dream, or twicevan route from Sennaar to Gondar, four is played upon sandy ground, on which they told tale vexing the dull ear of a sleepy days' journeys from the former. This route trate with the finger chequers of forty-nine is at present much frequented by Sennaur squares; the pieces, on one side, are round man. We are, therefore, willing to traders, as well as by that class of Abyssi- balls of camel's dung, picked up in the divide the slight censure we have passed nian merchants called Djebert, who appear street, and on the other those of goats. It is on this volume, and to ascribe part of to be the chief slave and gold traders of that an intricate game, and requires great atten- our languor to our own state of inapticountry.
the object is to take all the antagonist's tude, and only the remainder to that Thc name of Nouba is given to all the pieces, but the rules are very different from sort of exaggerated sensibility in Mr. Blacks coming from the slave countries to those of Polish draughts. The people are Rhodes, which, it appears to us, is rathe south of Sennaar. The territory of Sen. uncommonly fond of the game, two persons naar extends, as fur as I could learn from seldoin sitting down together without im- ther of a Gallic than a British character ; the mercliauts of the country, ten days jour-mediately beginning to draw squares in the and sometimes excites a smile instead ney beyond the city, in a south and south- sand. The Mek himself will play with the of sympathy. But we ought to add to east direction, and is inhabited esclusively | lowest slave, if the latter is reputed a good this, that all the remarks contained in by free Arab tribes, who make incursions player. If a bye-stander assists one of the the work, are simple, judicious, and into the more sonthern mountains, and carry parties with his advice, it gives no offence to impartial; and that, generally, we are off the children of the idolaters. These the other; sometiines they play for a gourd carried along with the author in his Nouba slaves (among whom must also be of Bouza, but not usually. Chess is not quite reckoned those who are born in the neigh- unknown here, but I never met with any one glowing pictures of sweet and romantic bourhood of Sennaar, of male Negroes and who played it.
scenery. female Abyssinians ; and who are afterwards
(To be continued.)
This Excursion begins at Tidswell, and sold by the masters of the parents) form a
embraces Buxton with its baths; the Valley middle class between the true Blacks and
of the Wye; Haddon, the ancient baronial the Abyssinians; their colour is less dark Or Excursions in Derbyshire : made chief- seat of the Rutland family, and the still more than that of the Negroe, and has a copper
ly for the purpose of Picturesque Obser- ancient Vernons and Pererils ; Chatsworth, tinge, but it is darker than that of the free tation. Mustrated with Engravings the princely abode of the Duke of DevonArabs of Sennaar and Shendy. Their fea by G. Cooke, 8c. from Drawings made shire ; and inost of the remarkable villages, tures, though they retain evident signs of by F. L. Chantrey, Esg. Sculptor, R. A. views, &c. in this interesting part of DerbyNegroe origin, have still something of what
By E. Rhodes. Part II. Large 4to. is called regular; their noses, though smaller
The Plates are seren in number, viz.than those of the Europeans, are less flat
Shirbrook Dell; the Wye from Priestcliff ; than those of the Segroes; their lips are
The first part of this pleasing work Monsul Dale ; Rustic Bridge, ibid. Cross in less thick, and the check-bones not so pro- was published about a year and a half Bakewell Church-yard ; Haldon Hall, and minent. The luir of some is woolly: 'but ago, and reviewed in the Literary Gazette Chatsworth House. Of these, Shirbrook anong the greater part it is similar to the of May 9th, 1818. We there did jus- Dell is singularly beautiful, and extraordicurled. The palm of their hands is sost, a fine arts, and to its agreeable qualities view of the Wye is also a remarkable landhair of Europeans, but stronger, and always tice to its beauty as a specimen of the nary for its natural features, which resemble
a mighty portal into an Arcadia beyond : the The vizier of Sennanr, of the Adelan family,
as a literary composition. The present scape, and, with all the improvement of is said to be the real master there, while the king continuation is in the same style of ex- modern engraving, curiously reminds us of has a mere shadow of authority.
cellence, in so far as regards the taste of the Art in its rudest infancy; but our fa
vourite little piece is the Rustic Bridge, the pressed; and by reversing the picture, a sinking into disuse and decay. This may be spirit, and grace, and fidelity of which, con- very different order might be indulged. regretted, as the numerous shells and the lications, where the aid of the arts is required, mountain down upon the grandest pro- riety of vegetable and animal remains, that stitute a model for the ornamenting of pub- We have looked from the
height of a great variety of figures which they contain, Every one knows the trouble and didiculty of procuring works from engravers, the
cession of pomp
and royalty ;
and it is
are not less curious than beautiful. The most eminent of whom are eminently tardy not in language to denote how mean black marble here procured is not surpassed, and tiresome in completing the subjects com- and trifling the little puppet-shew look- perhaps not equalled, in any part of the mitted to their charge; insomuch, that a ed when thùs connected with the stu- world; its deep, unvaried colour, and the finished quarto seems often to be a more ca- pendous glories of the surrounding sce-compactness of its texture, fit it to receive sily attainable matter than a finished frontis
nery. piece to adorn it. Plates like this last, how | bres afforded the only parallel.--If the sent a clearer or a more beautiful surface :
The figures in Chinoise-om- the highest polish ; a mirror can hardly preever, which do not need so much labour, wilds of Derbyshire possess the sublime cult to work, it is too expensive for common
hence is is highly esteemed, but being diftiare, in our opinion, admirably calculated to illustrate almost every species of writing; in landscape, rather than the splendour occasions.-- In Chatsworth House there are and, except in rare instances, we earnestly of mortal equipments, they seem also some coluinns of this marble, which are used advise the adoption of a manner at once so rich in another point, which has, heaven as pedestals for busts, and some ornamented full of effect, and so perfectly adequate to knows how often untruly, been consi- vases of exquisite beauty: Mr. White Watconvey the impression of any object what- dered a blessing in life.
son, in his Delineation of the Strata of Derever. The plate of Chatsworth is also very finely which is one of the meanest villages in Der- nomination of “ Bituminous Fetid Limo
As we entered Taddington (says Mr. R.) /byshire, mentions this material under the deexecuted.
byshire, we visited the church-yard, or rather stone," and he intimates " that its colour is of this production, a few extracts will stands, where we observed an old stone cross, ject to decompose,' in which operation the With regard to the literary portion the open grass field in which the church owing to Petroleum, with which it abounds."
He farther observes, “ this limestone is subbest display it ; and we select them with the shaft of which is, ornamented with vaonly a view to the variety of their topics. in esecution to those at Eyam and Bakewell
, escape, and their interstices are occupied by
rious devices on every side, but all inferior calcareous particles are disengaged and The following is a fair example of the and altogether different in form, inanner, and water, the same still occupying the same author's descriptive powers.
character. If long life may be regarded as a space, bulk for bulk, as before ; but on being At Blackwell-Mill
, where the river is blessing, the inhabitants of Taddington ap- squeezed, the water comes out as from a spread out into considerable breadth, the pear to have been peculiarly blessed: the sponge. On being exposed to the air
, by dale expands and assumes a different charac-grave stones in the church-yard are not nu.
laying it in the grass (which it destroys, and Ter
. Here the stupendous rocky scenery of merous, yet we observed more than an usual sweeter berbage springs up in its place) till the Wye subsides, and a series of deep dales proportion that were inscribed to the me- perfectly dry, the water evaporating leaves a gucceeds, which are formed by high śloping mory of those who had died at a good old very lightimpalpable substance, called Rotten hills , that are thinly corered with verdure, age. From eighty to olie hundred years Stone, much esteeined for polishing inetals
, and in some places crested with craggy knolls seems here the common term of existence. &c.” To those who are acquainted with the and broken rocks. Within the hollow of The parish clerk shewed us the new register, peculiar use of this substance, I nced offer those mighty hills which here prescribe the which commences with the year 1813. In no apology for this short extract from Mr, course of the river, lies. Blackwell-Mill
. the first page only, in the short space of six Watson's account of its formation. The Topley Pike, broad at its base, and lifting months, are recorded the deaths of four in- subject is treated more largely in pages high its pointed summit o'er all surrounding dividuals, whose united ages amounted to and 46 of his work; and I gladly refer to his objects, is here a giant feature in the land three hundred and seventy-nine years ; the interesting detail of that curious operation of scapes Along the side of this magnificent oldest of these venerable personages attained nature by which Rotten Stone is produced, hill the new road from Bakewell to Buxton the age of one hundred and seven, and one and I do this more freely as I understand the has been carried: one would almost wonder of the four has a sister now living in Tadding-correctness of his theory has been
disputed. at so bold an attempt, but what cannot the ton who is ninety-eight years old. These in
Dirtlow Moor, near Bakewell, where the talent and perseverance of man achieve? stances of longevity are extraordinary in surface is very wet, has the reputation of While I was in the dale below, contem- 80 small a village, and they shew that the furnishing the best specimens of this very
useful article. plating the steep acclivity of Topley Pike, 1 reputation Taddington has obtained for the was startled from my reverie by the sound of healthfulness of its situation and the salu- At Bakewell there is an ancient ruin a coachman's horn, which came gently upon brity of its air, rests on a good foundation in the Church-yard ; but its' modern the ear, when I was least prepared to exwell might the old woman at Ashford, who, tombs afford us more curious matter. pect such a greeting. Shortly a stage-coach when she had weathered seventy-eight years appeared, which seemed actually to issue of existence, and found the infirmities of old On a black marble tablet, which is insert" from the clouds, and I observed it pass ra- age approaching, express an anxiety to re-ed on a grave-stone near the east end of the pidly along the side of the hill, where the move her residence and live at Taddington, church, there is the following inscription to eye could scarcely discern the trace of a observing, at the saine time, that “ folk did the memory of a child aged two years and road, and where to all appearance a human no die there so young as she was.” eight inonths. As a specimen of country foot could with difficulty hind a resting-place. Had I supposed this vehiệle to have contain the marbles at an adjoining village :
We.copy another notice respecting church-yard poetry, it has a claim to more
than cominon consideration. ed in it beings like myself, I inight haye shuddered with apprehension, but the coach, marbles, which are obtained from the hills Ashford has been long celebrated for its
“ Reader! beneath this marble lics
The sacred dust of Innocence; from its great height above me, looked so that afford it shelter, and are cut into form
Two years he blest his parents' eyes, like a child's toy, and the sound of the hom and polished at the mills originally erected
The third an angel took him hence ;
The sparkling eyes, the lisping tongue, loud blast of a, stage-coachman's bugle- and by the late Mr. Henry Watson, of Bakewell,
Complaisance sweet and manners mild, altogether the place was so unfitted for the the advantages of his mechanical skill and
who obtained a patent to secure to himself And all that pleases in the young, intrusion of such an object, that it appeared
Were all united in this child.
Wouldst thou his happier state explore ? more like a fairy scene, or a picture of ima- ingenuity: The grey marbles dug from the
To thee the bliss is freely given; gination, than any thing real and substantial. quarries in the vicinity of Ashford are less
esteemed than formerly, and the works where Go, gentle reader! sin no more, *. The feelings here are naturally ex- they are sawn into slabs and polished, are
And thou shalt sưe this flower in heaven,"
Near the same place, on the contrary side on festire occasions wils appropriated to for the opposition Jonruals, as our disgraced of the pathway, there is an epitaph of a dif- mirth and minstrelsy, occupies two sides of Furopean statesmea do, he badle adieu to ferent character, in which the writer has eu- this apartment. On the wainsent, near the the banks of the (anges, and einivarked on logised the very extraordinary vocal powers principal entrance, we obserreil an iron fast- board vi a European vessel, without caring of the parish-cierk. Some of the rhymes eaing of a peenliar structure, which was whither he went; and, its be himself says ;are nianaged with a ludibrastic felicity, and large enough to admit the wrist of a man's in the hope that some accident might put on reading the inscription I was induced to hand, and which we were informed had been a period to his life and his sorrows.! give it a place in my note-book. This per- placed there for the purpose of punishing Prince Mirza arriveil in England. There son's name was Roe; his father filled the si- trivial offences. It had likewise another use, he was enchanted by a thousand new objects. tuation of parish clerk before him, and if his and served to enforce the laws and regula- He forgot his political disasters, and observed grave-stone flatters not, with equal ability, tions adopted among the servants of this es- and described every thing from Windsor it tells us in humble prose, that “the natii tablishment. The inan who refused duly to Castle to the humblest cottage, from the ral powers of his voice in clearness, strength, take his horn of ale, or neglected to perform English kitchen to the institution of the and sweetness, were altogether unequalled;" the duties of his office, had his hand locked jury. England became his favourite country. a cominendation which is reiterated in verse to the wainscot somewhat higher than his However, the Oriental observer is far froin on the neighbouring tomb-stone.
hea:l, by this iron fastening, when cole approving all the customs of the three King"The vocal powers here let us mark, water was poured down the sleeve of his doms. The English, he says, have twelve Of Philip, our late parish-clerk, doublet as a punishment for his oilence. vices or defects :--They are haughty, rolupIo church none never heard a layman One of the old servants of the family, who tuous, dull, imlolent, choleric, and rain ; With a clenrer voice say
" AMEN!" attended upon strangers when I first visited they are atheists, gourmands, spendthrifts, Wbo now with hallelujahs sound, Haldon, when pointing out the lises to which egotists, and libertines ; and they wilect a Like him can make the roofs rebound ?
this curious relique of former times was ap- sovereign contempt for the customs of other The choir lainent his choral tones,
plied, fucetiously remarked,
" that it grew
nations. But this condemnation is sucThe town so soon here lie his bones" rusty for want of use."
ceedled by an enumeration of the good quaAt the west end of the church, on a table Mrs. Anne Radeliffe, who was a native of lities of the linglish ; which are, hospitality, monument, another inscription occurs still Derbyshire, often visited Haddon Hall, for delicacy, philanthropy, respect for their sumore amusing, if I inay be pernitted to use the purpose of storing her imagination with periors, and above all, their profound resa phrase so little in harmony with those feel those romantic ideas, and impressing upon pect for fashion. * This arbitrary law ings which generally accompany a contem- it those sublitne and awful pictures which obliges the rich to change erery year, not plation of the last resting place of those who she so much delighted to pourtray: some of only the form of their dress, but also their have gone before us to "that boume from the most gloomy scenery of her " Mysteries household furniture. A lady of taste would whence'uo traveller returns." An old man of Udolpho” was studied within the walls of consider herself disgraced, if her drawing and his tro‘wives occupy this tomb, where this ancient structure.
room retained the same furniture for two undisturbed by the jealous cares of life, they
These passages furnish grounds for a years in succession. However, this extrasleep, together lovingly, so seys the legend competent judgment upon the Second vagance encourages industry ; and the lower which nearly covers one side of the tomh“ Knorr, posterity, that on the Eth of April, in the excellence of the plates, i
Part of Peak Scenery; and, united with cheap rate, those articles of which the rich
have the year of Grace 1757, the rambling remains
are thus obliged to rid themselves.' of the abovesaid John Dale were in the 86th no doubt, will cause the two remaining “But our traveller enters upon observa
year of his pilgrimage laid upon his two wives. parts to be looked for with avidity. tions of a more important nature. In his “ This thing in life might canse some jealousy,
quality of ex-aumildar, he examines the Here all three sleep together lovingly, Here Sarah's chiding John no longer hears,
state of the English finances, calculates the exTravels af the Persian Prince, Mirza
penditure, and estimates the ways and means, And old John's rambling Sarah no more fears ;
Aboul - Taleb - Khan, through Asia, like a man of business ; and, all things conA period's come to all their toilsome lives, Africa, and Europe ; written by himself, sidered, he declares that England inust, if The goochipan's quict:--still are both his wires." trunslated into French by M. Charles precautions be not adopted, sink under the We shall now conclude with a brief
weight of her national debt. Prince Mirza allusion to Haddon Ilall, which it (Recieved from a French Journal.)
observes, that only one mode of liquidation
can save England. This expedient, it is true, seems might have served for the study
“ This Persian Prince, whose portrait still has something oriental about it, which might of Cedric's residence in Ivanhoe.
decorates the print-shops of the Boulevards, naturally startie our European State-AnnuiThe gallery, which occupies nearly the excited extraordinary interest during his late tants. Ile proposes bankruptcy. The word whole of the south part of Haldon, is a visit to Paris. Our ladies were all anxious is harsh, but the effect of the measure would noble apartinent: its style of architecture, to gain introductions to him, and they would be admirable. One party would pay less in fixes the date of its erection in the time of have thought lim the most charming Am- taxes, the other would have less revenue ; Elizabeth, in whose reign this venerable bassador in the world, could he have been every one would be satisfied, and would bless structure passed from the Vernons into the prevailed on to bring his Fair Circassian to the hour when the grand aumildar of Etayah possession of Sir John Manners, who was the Opera. It appears, however, that he set foot in England. the second son of the first Earl of Rutland. visited Europe on a former occasion. About “ The English ladies particularly excite Ju the windows of the gallery are the arms twenty years ago, having unexpectedly for the admiration of the Persian Prince. He of both families in stained glass, anii the feited the favour of the Persian Court, he was enchanted with the beauty of their boar's head and the peacock, iheir respective set out on his travels, as it were, by way of features, the elegance of their forms, and crests, liberally ornament this part of the revenge. Prince Mirza had been betrothed their graceful deportment: he styles them house. This room is one hundred and ten to the niece of a Nabab; he had been ap- angels, celestial houris, talips, and Damasine feet long and serenteen wide, and the whole pointed to the oflice of aumildar, which sig- roses. He wrote Persian odes to the Engof the floor is said to bave been cut out of nifies superintendant of direct and in direct lish fashionables, in which he compared one oak tree, which grew in the park. In taxes ; finally, he had been created a general, them to the toba and the sudrali, - (no the dining hall there is an elevated platform, for in Asia, the art of levying taxes is very offence to the Sheik of Mecca,) and at a general construction in ancient halls, which much like the art of war; and in a great length the poor Ambassador, the ci-lerant is still retainel in many colleges, wherein victory he had had the honor to kill a Rujah. au mildar, the ex-minister, and disbanded the high stable is placed, at which the lord In spite of all these titles to public esteem, general, so far lost his senses, so far forgot of the inansion presidlol at the head of his he was hurled from his exalted rank; but, his misfortunes and Mahommet, that he exbousehold and luis guests. A gallery, which instead of retiring to the country, or writing claims in one of his odes : 'Fil my cup with the juice of the grape! I do not hesitate | to this situation is very humorously re-li
“ This edifice," said 1, pointing to the to forswear the religion of my fathers.' Judging from this poetical licence, it which follow are curious illustrations of met on our way; literl ; and as the diplomatic anecilotes first building of note in the suburi) which we
" is the palace of the Ichmay naturally be supposed that all the ari- the genuineness of the work, - we quote fruitful semninary of favourites, of l'ashas,
Oglans—the Sultan's pages. It is the most miration of Prince Mirza was cxhausted on England. When he arrived in France, like the whole passage.
and of Sultanas husbands. In that direction an uhappy lover, he observed everything Absorbed in this weighty consideration lives that most respectable of characters the with chagrin and ill-humour. Perhaps some (how to subsist) I slowly walked down the Imperial internuncio—the Baron Herbert ; of his con lemnations may be attributed to hill of St. Demetrius, when I fancied I dis- who, with all the slirewitness of a thoroughthe effects of indigestion. Our fêtes, he cerned at a distance a caravan of travellers, paced minister, combines all the playful siinsays, gave him the heart-ache ; our meat who, with a slow and steady pace, were ad- plicity of a child. Further on dwells the was always dried and burnt up; we are, in vancing towards Pera, the residence of the French embassador Monsieur de Choiseuihis opinion, barbarians in the art of cookery. Franks at Constantinople. I mechanically Gouffier-a very great man in little things ; The English excel in the pleasures of the quickened my pace, in order to survey the and opposite hiin lives his antagonist in taste, table. But our ladies, our fair Parisians, procession more closely.
politics, and country, the english envoy Sir displeased the Ambassador alınost as much First in the order of march came a clumsy, Robert Ainslie-of whom the world mainas our dinners. He had before told us, that cal·sh, stowed as full as it could hold of tains exactly the reverse. Quite at the botthey wanted the modesty and graceful man- wondering travellers ; next came a heavy tom of the street, likewise facing each other, ners of the beauties of Britain ;-he now araba, loaded with as many trunks, portman- live the envoys of Russia and of Sweden. The tells us, that they have the habit of paiut-teaus, parcels, and packages; as it could former I feel bound to respect, whatever be ing; that their head-dresses resemble those well carry; and lastly led up the rear, a grim his merit; the latter really possesses much. of Indian dancers; and that their short-waisted looking l'artar, keeping order among half a He is an Arinenian, who writes in French a dresses give them the appearance of being dozen Frank servants of every description, history of Turkey. Lately he has made with hunp-b.wked. He examined them closely, jogging heavily along on their worn out jades. his bookseller an exchange profitable to in the ball-room, the theatre, the public At this sight the Drongneman blood began both,--he having given his inanuscript, and gardens; but not one ever made the slightest to speak within me. “These are strangers, the other his daughter: that is to say, the impression on him ; " and yet, (he says,) I Anastasiniz,” it whispered : " be thou their Armenian a single voluminous work, and the am naturally amorous, and easily capti- interpreter, and thy livelihood is securel.” I Frenchman a brief epitome ofhuis whole shop: rated." It was doubtless in consequence obevent the inward voice as an inspiration Welged in between the palaces of Spain and of these reflections, that the Ainbassador from Heaven, and, after smartening in yself Portugal is that of the Dutch embassador, dermed it adviseable, on his second visit to up a little, approached the first carriage whose name, Vandendi klein-totgelder, is France, to bring with him a Circassian : Welcome to Pera, excellencies !” said I, almost too long for these short autumn days; Slave, and thus to travel fragment of with a profound bow, to the party within. and whose head is thought to be almost as his Hareit. Had our ladies perise this im- At these words up started two gaunt figures long as his name : inasmuch as he regularly pertinent hook six months ago, they certainly in night caps, with spectacles on their noses receives, twice a week, the Leyden Gazette; would not have clapped so heartily
' whenever and German pipes in their mouths-whose which renders him beyond all controversy the Prince Mirza-Aboul-Taleb-Khan appeared respective corners still kept mechanically best informed of the whole Christian Corps in public. To say the French larlies are pulling whifts of smoke at each other. The Diplomatique, in respect of Turkish politics. hump-hacked, and to compare the English first action which followed was to lay their Yon sec, gentlemen, the representatives of ladies to the roses of Damascus! O, the hands on the blunderbusses hung round the all the potentates of Christendom, from Pe. abominable Persian!
carriage: but seeing me alone, on foot, and tersburgh to Lisbon and from Stockholm to “ Aftersuchoutrages, national honour com- to all appearance not very formidable, they Naples, are here penned up together in this pels ns to close the book. We abandon the seemed after some consultation to think they single narrow street, where they have the adtraveller to his fate :-he may visit the sonth might venture not to fire, and only kept sta- vantage of living as far as possible from the of France and Italy ;-he may go to Con- ing at me in profound silence. I therefore Turks among whom they come to reside, stantinople, and relate his adventures to his repeated my salute in a more articulate man- and of watching all day long the motions of goo:l friends the Turks ;-in a word, he may ner, and again said ; "welcome, Excellencies, their own colleagues, from their most die finish bis travels by passing through Mossoul, to Pera, where you are most anxiously ex- tant journies to the sublime Porte, to their Bagdad, Bassora, and Bombay-le care pected. As you will probably want a skilful most ordinary visits to the receses at the nothing about him. We are only sorry to interpreter, give me leave to recommend a bottom of their gardens.” be obliged to confess, that the narrative is most unexceptionable person, -I mean my- These little specimens of my savoir-dire instructive and entertaining; that the transla- self. Respectable references, I know, are in- seeined to please my Gerinan friends. They tion is executed with talent, and that the dispensable in a place where every one is on inmediately noted them down in their huge work has alreads come to a second edition.” the watch to impose-upon the unwary travel menorandum books, which, no more than
ler; bit such I think I can name. As to their short pipes, ever were left idle an in
what character they may give me; that,”- Btant. Scarce had the party stepped into Anastasius ; , or Memoirs of a Greek. added I with a modest bow," it becomes the inn, which I was allowed to recommend, 3 vols,
not your humble servant hiinself to state.” when they engaged me for the whole fort(Continued.)
At so Christian-like a speech, uttered in night which they meant to devote to the surOur reluctance to part with Anasta- the very heart of Turkey, the travellers grin-/vey of the Turkish Capital. sius, is shown by the exception which ced another short consultation ; after which sort. Every body used to fly at their ap
ner from ear to ear with delight. It produ- My travellers were of the true inquisitive the pleasant and profligate hero has the two chiefs cried out in chorus: “Oui proach ; a circumstance highly favorable caused us to make from our general rule, chai pesoin ;” and bade me monnt by their to my interest. Under the notion of always of closing the subjects of the year within side. This enabled me, after a little com- applying for information at the fountain-Head, the last Number of our annual volume. pliment on Germany their birth-place, and they would stop the surliest Turk ty met, Our apology follows.
on their proficiency in the French idioın, im- to ask why Moslemen locked up thir woWhen released from the Bagnio, the inediately to enter upon the duties of my of- men. One day they begged the Imperial destitute but pliant Greek has to seek fice for which I thought myself sufficiently minister, at his own table, to tell them con
qualified by the squibs which I had heard the tidentially whether Austria was to be trustedi. for means to sustain life ; and he happily Drogieman of the Porte, Morosi, let off in They were very solicitous to know from the gets employment as an interpreter in company with my patron at the diplomatic Russian envoy the number of Catherine's the European quarter. His introduction corps of Pera.
lovers; and they pressed hard for an au