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about town; speedily he is rushed home to a family per was folded before the ink was dry, and the mourning his demise; instantly the flags from half
writing is blotted in many places. The legamast are run hard up; and gladness is upon all faces, for the lost is found and the dead is alive again.
tees assert that the apostrophe is one of those With the tide of men moving to the south end, we blots; but the heir-at-law, a legitimate son of go to greet him and learn his story. Almost inmedi the defunct, maintains, on the contrary, that the ately after his companions had retired below, as he was
apostrophe is intentional. This apostrophe is standing on the quarter with the spyglass to his eye, the main boom jibed over, striking him in the back
worth, to him, two hundred thousand francs, or of the neck and sweeping him into the sea. Instantly eight thousand pounds sterling; and as the the boat filled away, and sailed off with a six knot
learned in the law cannot find in the context breeze. He turned in pursuit; but one hundred yards swimming satisfied him that that was useless. He
any clew to the real intention of the testator, balloed; but the noise of the sails, the rushing of the it will be curious to watch the result of the conwaters, and the intervening decks, shut off all com test. munication. There he was in the midst of the ocean; the boat receding, and no friendly sail in sight; he lay for some time upon the surface, when, by and by, five
VALUE OF TIME. When the Roman Emperor miles away, a sail appears standing toward him; it is said, “I have lost a day," he uttered a sadder bis only hope; a faint hope, but the last. He did not
truth than if he had exclaimed, “I have lost a swim to her, but reserved his strength; and when she was within two miles it was evident she was going a
kingdom.” Napoleon said that the reason why long way to the windward.
he beat the Austrians was, that they did not "He then, cool-0, how can a man be cool with the
know the value of five minutes. At the celedeep waters below and naught but the deeper heavens above-struck out to head her off. For three quarters
brated battle of Rivoli, the conflict seemed on of a mile or more he swam for dear life; but now he the point of being decided against him. He begins to fail. His legs are already cold and stiff, and saw the critical state of affairs, and instantly hang down deep, the waves breaking to his mouth.
took his resolution. He dispatched a flag to Tis the last chance; he raises his head and shouts; and a woman-& woman's ears are always open to the
the Austrian head-quarters, with proposals for ery of distress--says, 'I hear a voice.' All hands look an armistice. The unwary Austrians fell into around. It is now or never; and as a last effort ho
the snare ; for a few minutes the thunders of stretches himself above the waves and says: I am drowning! They bear; they see. Ease off sheets!
battle were hushed. Napoleon seized the preup helml man the boat! It is done as quick as said, cious moments, and, while amusing the enemy quicker than written. I shall drown,' calls the brave,
with mock negotiation, re-arranged his line of struggling, but sinking man, before the boat can row.
battle, changed his front, and in a few minutes "The captain turns the craft full upon him, and minus of help, gives the helm to his wife, while with was ready to renounce the farce of discussion the coil of rope he stands in the bows. The rowers for the stern arbitrament of arms. The splendid pull strong, but many yards are yet between them and
victory of Rivoli was the result. The great the sinking man, when the vessel's prow came near the spot, and with the captain's call_catch hold,' the
moral victories and defeats of the world often rope falls upon his head and is turned around the waist. turn on five minutes. Crises come, the not The rope is paid ont, the sails shake in the wind, and
seizing of which is ruin. Men may loiter, but in two minutes more-after he had been in the water an hour and a ball--the captain and his wife pulled
time flies on the wings of the wind, and all the bim over the side, helpless, and for a long time clouded great interests of life are speeding on, with the and wandering of mind.
sure and silent tread of destiny. "This yacht proved to be the Bloomer, from Salem, Captain Dudley Davis, who was taking his family on & trip to Portland, Me. He rendered Captain Stevens
Ericssor's CALORIC ENGINE.—Mr. Ericsson all the assistance needed ; landed him in Portland on does not despair of success in applying the Sunday; and with the first train that reached here at
"new motor. He is said to have built eight noon on Monday, he was returned to his family ; returned to startle, to gladden, to change! Great God!
small engines, on the hot-air principle, since the what a change! The father with three score and ten experiment with the Ericsson steamship, and years upon him; the young wife stricken to the soul; to be still engaged in the pursuit of his favorite the little children to whom home was gloomy; they can tell; we can't."
study. The Scientific American says: He has now floating on the Hudson a small steamer,
or airer, about seventeen feet long, which he THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY, at its last
has succeeded in driving at a good rate by the annual meeting, voted the publication of Tracts
combustion of an almost incredibly small quanon the moral evils and sinful aspects of Slavery.
tity of pine kindling wood. There are two enThis duty was assigned to the Executive Committee, who, in a public manifesto, inform us
gines, horizontal, single acting, and apparently
about thirty inches diameter by thirty-six inches that they have deliberately determined to dis
stroke. The vessel is an open boat, or mamregard the instructions of the society upon the
moth yawl, and the paddle wheels are about subject. They have gone further, and sup
ten or twelve feet in diameter. We believe air pressed a tract which was in course of publica
alone is the fluid employed as a medium to gention. And all this, because some slaveholders threaten to withhold their sympathies, prayers,
erate the power. and cash, if that particular sin is alluded to in
Cost of KEEPING A Lion.-From “Gerard's the society's publications.
Lion Hunting and Sporting in Algeria," we
learn that the cost of keeping a monarch of the AN APOSTROPHE WORTH Eigut THOUSAND forest amounts to considerably more for his POUNDS.-A nice point is said to be likely to animal food alone, than for half a dozen sopoccupy the French courts of law. Monsieur de ereigns of the United States. He says that the M. died on the 27th of February last, leaving duration of the lion's existence is from thirty to a will, entirely in his own handwriting, which forty years, and that he destroys an annual he concludes thus : " And to testify my affec- | value of six thousand francs (one thousand two tion for my nephews Charles and Henri de M., | hundred dollars) in horses, mules, oxen, camels, I bequeath to each d'eur [i. e., of them] [or deux, and sheep. Taking the average of the lion's 1. 6., two] hundred thousand francs." The pa- | life at thirty-five years, each lion costs the
Arab two hundred and ten thousand francs, to endow our little friends with instinctive powers of (sixty-seven thousand two hundred dollars.) |
perception. The face is the index of the mind. They
| read our character when they catch our eye." The thirty lions at present existing in the province of Constantine, and which will be replaced
SMALL FEET.-An Anglo-Chinese journalist by others coming from the regency of Tunis or
has the hardihood to attack the native practice Morocco, cost annually thirty-six thousand dol
of bandaging the feet of female children to make lars. In the district where I generally hunt,
them small-a practice which, he says, is conthe Arab, who pays five francs a year to the State,
trary to the principles of Confucianism, and not pays fifty to the lion.
more ancient than the tenth century. Await
ing the spread of Christianity, which will asWE FORBADE HIM, said John, of the man he
suredly do away with so barbarous & custom, saw casting out devils in the name of Christ.
he proposes, in the meantime, a new method We forbade him, because he followeth not us.
of abridging the feet, and at the same time Somewhat similar was the spirit manifested by the late English Wesleyan Conference toward
abridging by several years the tortures of the
poor girls. Here it is: the Rev. Mr. Caughey, as indicated in a letter to one of our exchanges:
“Now, as regards my method of making feet small.
Call, while the girl is still at the breast, & butcher to * Without any open dissent the Conference deter- operate with a cleaver. Let him cut the feet from mined that, as Mr. Caughey had come over to this above, downward to the sole; then carry the knife country at the invitation of those who were in a state
outward, reserving sufficient integument for a comfortof hostility to us, and had already identified himself
able flap, which, after tying the vessels, turn over tho with them by administering the sacrament of tho wound, and keep in place by plasters. In a few days, Lord's Supper to them the first Sunday after his ar- it will beal naturally. If sinall feet be beautiful, these rival, and had already commenced revival services in will be more so: if the pain be severe, it is but tempothe Reformed Chapel at Sheffield, it would be inex rary, while cramping with bandages is a daily torture, pedient for us to permit bim to labor in any of the consuming much time. I hope that benevolent gentlechapels under the control of our Conference."
inen will exhort people to discard bandaging, and adopt
my method." But Jesus said, Forbid him not; for he that is not against us, is on our part.
SIALL CHANGE. THE STRYCHNINE OF COMMERCE.—The source In The Wrong PULPIT.-A correspondent from whence this poison, which has gained sol sends the following, which, albeit a little more world-wide a celebrity recently, is obtained, is
personal than we like, will, we are assured, thus noticed in Dickens's Household Words:
give no offense in any quarter: “In Ceylon, and several districts of India, grows a
"The Rev. Dr. Strickland is a man of rare industry, for moderate-sized tree, with thick, shining leaves, and
besides his labors on the old Advocate be both writes a short, crooked stem. In the fruit season it is readily
and edits books with Wesleyan facility. Moreover, he recognized by its rich orange-colored berries, about as
preaches every Sunday as if he had nothing else to do. large as golden pippins. The rird is hard and smooth,
The fact is, the doctor don't know how to deny any and covers a white, soft pulp, the favorite food of many
one who asks hiin for help. A few weeks since kinds of birds, within which are the flat, round seeds,
brother from Newark carne to him with what the mis. not an inch in diameter, ash-gray in color, and covered
sionary speeches used to call the Macedonian cry: with very silky hairs. The Germans fancy they can
"Come over and help us.' discover a resemblance in them to gray eyes, and call
“Certainly,' said the doctor; 'name your time.' them crow's eyes, bat the likeness is purely imagin
**Next Sunday morning.' ary. The tree is the strychnine nur vomica, and the
** Agreed-look for me.' seed is the deadly poison nut. The latter was early
* The next Sunday came, and, faithful to his promused as a medicine by the Hindoos, and its nature and
ise, away went the doctor. In an hour's time he was properties understood by oriental doctors long before
in Newark, in the identical street on which the church it was known to foreign nations. Dog-killer and fish
stands. As he walked along the doctor measures scale are two of its Arabic names. It is stated that at
some distance on the earth's surface at each step) his present the natives of Hindostan often take it for many months continually, in much the same manner as
busy mind was threading its way through the sermon
to be delivered. Prosently he came to a church-pot opium eators eat opium. They commence with taking
the right one to be sure, but no inatter, it was a church. the eighth of a nut & day, and gradually increase their
The congregation were pretty woll assembled. Their allowance to an entire nut, which would be about
own minister was in the pulpit and just about to begin twenty grains. If they eat directly before or after
according to the form and manner of Congregational food no unpleasant effects are produced; but if they
worship. The doctor, thinking that all was right, (good, neglect this precaution, spasms result."
unsuspecting man that he is,) walked straight to the sacred desk, and kneeled down to say the usual short
prayer for a good time. While ho was praying, the THE MYSTERY OF TAMING BIRDS.-Kidd-the
Rev. Mr. Brown, who sat beside him, began to wonder ever delightful Kidd-in his “ Treatise on the what explanation could be mado of all this. The doctor Garden Warbler," says:
rose from bis kneos, and supposing that the minister
of the church was a local preacher who had found his "Some masters and mistresses can never 'tame way into the pulpit, offored him his hand. birds-never get them to be on terins of intimacy. 6. You have the advantago of me,' said Mr. Brown. The cause is evident. There are no feelings of affec ** Have I said the doctor, still suspecting nothing, tion in common between them. They do not love and assuming the easiest and most independent mantheir birds. The latter know as much; and are as ner, just like him. My name is Strickland; I have suredly aware that they are kept simply for the sake come to preach for you.' of furnishing amusement. We have noted the same "Mr. Brown was puzzled to know whether this ununerring sagacity with all our pets, our squirrels in expected offer or help came from above, or below, or Jarticular. They would instantly detect any person borizontally; and signified bis confusion so plainly who might bo preparing, or wishing to play them off that the doctor's koen eye soon saw it. some practical joke; and would, to our great delight, Isn't this & Methodist church?' said he. fasten on them at once-paying handsomely, and in ** Ah,' said Mr. Brown, that relieves the mystery. full, for all favors 'abont to be received. It was, how. Our brethren of the Methodist persuasion worship in ever, impossible for us to anger them. They too well & house a little further up street.' knew the friendliness of our disposition-seeing what "The doctor left on suspicion, but soon found him. merry romps and gambols we had together, both by self in the right place, right side up with care. If we day and night; upstairs, down stairs, and in the gar are not misinformod, his text that morning was: Izle don. No doubt it is a wise provision of Nature thus quire for the old pains."
A Pic-NIC AND A BIRD's Nest.-Peter Timp the Rev. Mr. B., while alluding to the intimate kins, of Pimpkin's Park, went on an excursion, relations between the professions of the clergy a few miles from New York, with his wife and and the physician, in all seriousness remarked bairns, and thus relates two exploits of the day. that it was somewhat a singular fact that The first was the taking of a “hang-bird's nest," " when the doctor was called the minister was sure and the second-well, read, and you'll see what to follow." The doctors gave him three cheers. the second was:
- Portland Transcript. "Never saw such a thing before: Mrs. P. thought it The above reminds us of a hard hit at the must be a bird's nest, but I said not; there was no
doctors, which may be found in the Bible. In place for the birds to get in; she took a great fancy to the thing, wbatever it might be, and thought it would
the sixteenth chapter of the second book of be so nice to have it at home; suggested that I could
Chronicles is the following: carry it; I said . No,'it was fast to a twig; she said, 'How stupid! could I not cut it off with my knife?'' I did
" And Asa, in the thirty-ninth year of his reign, was not like to meddle with it for fear of accident, but
diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceedingly Mrs. P. was peremptory; went up close, and saw very
great; yet in his disease be sought not to the Lord, large flies about; thought it was their home; they
but to the physicians. And Asa slept with his fathers, seemed knowing little creatures; looked almost like
and died in the one and fortieth year of bis reign."little men with yellow jackets on; thought it a pity to
Lynn News. disturb them; said so to Mrs. P. Man and boy came
A harder hit at the medical fraternity is in a wagon along the road; asked them if they could tell me what the singular looking object was; man said, given in Mark's Gospel, (v., 26,) relating to a • Yes; wasp's nest; asked what wasps were; boy * certain woman” who " had suffered many things laughed and said, Why those harmless little things that were flying in and out;' said I would like to take
of many physicians, and had spent all that she it home; boy said, “Nothing easier ; man smiled; boy had, and was nothing bettered, but rather greu said, * Take hold of it at the top, and cut the twig off icorse!" close to the ground;' man laughed right out; thought he fancied I was afraid! determined to let him know I was not; seized and cat it off in an instant; what a
The Charleston Mercury is responsible for the buzzing! little things in yellow jackets flew about me, following: and bit me fearfully; man and boy in wagon laughed very much to see me dance with pain; I got angry,
“When a musqueto is artistically smashed flat with and threw the nest at them; it struck and remained
a slipper, the stain left is precisely like the picture of on the whiffle-trees just by the horses' tails; with a
a rosebud! Draw a line from the lower part of the snort and a plunge away they went; and I don't think
bud, with green paint, add a cup and two leaves, and there was much laughing by the occupants of the
the illusion is perfect. If the season is very musquewagon about that time, the last I saw of them was a
tory, and you are very expert with the slipper, yon cloud of dust disappearing over the brow of a bill about
may in a short time cover the wall with a beautiful half a mile distant; Wasps all went after the nest, ex
bower, and surround yourself with thornless roses !" cept one who had got up the leg of my pantaloons. Mrs. P. wanted to go on after more adventures; I said, WARMING-Pans.—Bayard Taylor, in his last No; had quite enough for one day; would go right home; did so, got off steamboat on dock, found hogs
letter from Norway, thus describes the Norhead of molasses had burst, and lay all over planks
wegian method of giving the traveler a warm about two inches deep; little Peter managed to fall reception : down in it, and rolled over twice before he conld be rescued; and consequently all the way hoino he was
“At sunset we left the lake, and climbed a long 8 moving pagoda of flies !
wooded mountain, to a height of more than two thousand feet. It was a weary pull until we reached the
summit; but we rolled swiftly down the other sido THE THREE MONEY-CHANGERS.
to the inn of Teterud, our destination, which we
reached about ten P. M. It was quite light enough to As Brokers will do,
read, yet everybody was in bed, and the place seemed Messrs. Moore, Strange, and True, Tried their wits 'tother day on the 'Change.
deserted, until we remenbered what latitude we were
in. Finally the landlord appeared, followed by a girl, Says Moore, Of us three The whole Board will agree
wbom, on account of her size and blubber, Braisted There's only one knave, and that's Strange.
compared to a cow-wbale. She had been turned ont
of her bed to make room for us, and we two instantly Then said Strange, rather sore,
rolled into the warm hollow she had left; my Nilotic I'm sure there's one Moore,
friend occupying a separate bed, in another corner. A terrible knave aud a Jew,
In the morning, I was aroused by Braisted exclaim Wbo cheated his brother,
ing, “There she blows" and the whale came up to And would cheat his mother,
the surface with a huge pot of coffee, some sugarO yes, replied Strange, that is— True.
candy, excellent cream, and musty biscuit." QUERIES.— The Very Rev. John McEvoy, who
Ox LAKE Ontary. The following production is more of a printer than a parson, asks himself
is by the “poic" of the Boston Post : a couple of questions, and answers them as fol Green are thy waters, green as bottle glass, lows:
Behold 'em streached thar;
Fine Muskolonges and Oswego bass * Where, O where are life's lilies and roses,
Is chiefly ketched thar.
Wunst the red Injuns thar tuck thar delights, Dead as the bushes around little Moses,
Fisht, fit, and bled;
Now most of the inhabitants is whites,
With nary red. “Where are the Marys, and Anns, and Elizas,
Lovely and loving of yoro!
A good story is told of a grave divine on Cape
Cod, not long since, who awoke from a com
fortable nap in his chair, and discovered his CLERICAL WIT UNWITTINGLY.–At a recent amiable helpmate in the performance of an act medical convention, holden at Lewiston, the for which Governor Marcy once made a charge clergy and members of the bar were invited to of fifty cents to the State ; in other words, the repast given at the De Witt House by the mending his pantaloons. Inspired with a love followers of Galen, and after the cloth was re of fun which seldom affected him, he inquired, moved, during the interchange of sentiments, Why are you, my dear, like the evil adver:
sary spoken of in Scripture?" Of course she been passion. Anxious to hear what he would was unable to discover any resemblance, “Be say, his mother followed to the door of his cause," said he, “while the husbandman slept, room. In lisping accents she heard him ask to you sowed the tarea!"
be made better; never to be angry again ; and
then, with childlike simplicity, he added, "Lord! LITERAL AND FIGURATIVE.-"I wish,” said make ma's temper better too." an anxious ma to her rather careless son, “ I wish you would pay a little attention to your | The following directions to sportsmen on the arithmetic." “Well I do," was the reply. "I pay as little
management of firearms are pointed and to the attention to it as possible."
purpose : In the same vein was Murphy's reply to his
“1. In carrying a gun over the shoulder on full kind friend who asked him, politely, “Do you
cock, be careful not to point the muzzle at your friend's
toes, for fear of blowing his brains out. enjoy good health, Mr. Murphy ?"
"2. Gunpowder should be carried in a flask, or if ** Faith, then, I do; and did you ever know loose in the pocket, should not be mixed with matches. anybody that didn't ?"
As a rule, no sportsman should smoke.
“8. Before blowing down one barrel of a gun, see But Terence ('Whack was still more literal:
that tho othor is not loaded. To ascertain this, look “The top of the morning to ye, Misther Perot; inside, and let off a cap with your toe. I've been told ye're in want o' help.”
“4. The practice of drying powder over & fire in a “I've but little to do,” replied Mr. Perot, with
frying pan should be discouraged, as a great many ac
cidents havo resulted from it. mercantile gravity.
“5. Always shut your eyes before you fire. " I'm the boy for yees. It's but little I care “6. Nover carry a loaded gun at full-cock horizonabout doin'-sure it's the money I'm afther."
tally, when a friend is walking before you, unless you are sure of the tbickness of his corduroys.
7. Il a bird should rise between two sportsmen, in WOULDN'T STEAL THE TRAP.--"Billy, how did a direct line, both should not fire at once. you lose your finger ?"
"8. If a crack should be observed in your barrel, tio
it firmly round with a piece of string, which will pre“ Easily enough,” said Billy.
vent accidents." "I suppose you did, but how?" "I guess you'd a lost your'n, if it had been
"I'll come down and give you a thrashing, where mine was.”
if you don't stop your impudence,” said a man “ That don't answer my question !"
to a political opponent from Ireland, who was "Well, if you must know," said Billy, “ I had
railing at him from the street below his window. to cut it off, or else steal the trap."
“Come along,” said Pat, “purty soon, ef ye
plaze; for I'd like to be close by when ye did A poor emaciated Irishman having called a it?" physician in a forlorn hope, the latter spread a huge mustard plaster and clapped it on the poor DANCING MADE USEFUL.-An imperial highfellow. Pat said : “Docther, dear, it strikes ness waltzed thrice in the same evening with me that it's a dale of mustard for so little mate!".
an English lady at the Court of Berlin. She
naturally felt, and frankly expressed, herself COMPLIMENTARY TO EDITORS.- A horse dealer, highly flattered by the compliment. "I did not describing & used-up horse, said he looked “as
intend it as a compliment,” was the answer. if he had been editing a daily newspaper.” “Then,” said the lady, somewhat rebuffed,
But the policeman who rescued from drown | "your highness must be very fond of dancing." ing a shaggy spaniel who had been in the brine “I detest dancing," was the still unsatisfactory some fifteen or twenty minutes, was more sar. response. “What, then, may I ask, can be your castic. He said of the grateful cur, as he
imperial highness's motive for dancing ?" "M&wagged gracefully his caudal appendage, “ He dam,” was the exalted personage's reply, “I looks like the editor of a monthly magazine, dance to perspire !" trying to please everybody and just missing it,"
BIDDLE STAIRCASE.–Visitors at Niagara Falls SCENE AT A NEW YORK HOTEL.- Loquacious
will remember a staircase on the west side of Waiter to a Verdant Kentuckian.-Roast beef, Goat Island, called “ Biddle Staircase." Some roast mutton, roast turkey, boiled mutton, boil one asked a friend of ours why it was called ed codfish, (pauses for breath.) Verdant Ken that name, “Because it wound up the bank," tuckian-Yes, I'll take them.
was the answer.
QUITE A DIFFERENCE.—"Can a body eat with these things?" asks an elderly lady who is handling a pair of artificial plates in a dental office, and admiring the fluency with which the den. tist describes them. “My dear madani,” responds the dentist, “mastication can be performed by them with a facility scarcely excelled by nature herself.” “Yes, I know," replied the female, “but can a body eat with 'em ?"
THE WAY TO TREAT BORES.—There are two kinds of bores in the world—the rich and the poor. You can get rid of the latter by lending him five dollars. You can free yourself of the other by attempting to borrow twenty-five dollars from him. Try it.
A TENDER REPROOF.—A very little boy had one day done wrong, and was sent, after parental correction, to ask in secret the forgiveness of his heavenly Father. His offense had
In the Florida Peninsula we find the following truly amusing paragraph ;
“A letter came to the post-office in this place, a few days since, bearing tho following inscription: To General Wm. B. Legs, Chief of the Seminole Indians Everglades.' Colonel Loomis, we presume, wil do liver this document-when he catches Billy."
The Psalms Chronologically Arranged, with that confessedly difficult question relative to Historical Introductions, and a General Introduc- what our author calls the vindictive Psalms, he tion to the whole Book, by F. G. HIBBARD, author has evidently spent much thought, and his of the History and Geography of Palestine, etc. conclusions, we think, will satisfy the candid We called attention to this beautiful volume at and pious reader. It is, however, from the inthe time of its publication, and promised a troductory remarks to the several Psalms in more extended notice when we should have the order in which they are given, that the opportunity to examine it carefully. It is pre- general reader will derive most profit. They ceded by a touching dedication to the author's are pertinent and practical, eminently fitted to mother, a tribute of affection worthy alike of excite a devotional spirit, and thus to prepare the widow of more than fourscore years, and of the reader for a profitable perusal of God's the son who was given with her prayers and choicest gift to his Church. The accomplished tears, to the work of the Gospel ministry. author indicates his design hereafter to eluciplace the reader in exact sympathy with the date, in a similar way, the prophetic writings of author of each Psalm at the time of writing,” the Old Testament. Such a work will be is the leading design of the author. In carry- hailed with pleasure, more especially if it be ing it out the Psalms are arranged, not as we given to the world in the same befitting style have them in the Bible, but chronologically, in in which the publishers have issued the presthe order in which they are supposed to have ent volume. been written. Thus the ninetieth, “ A prayer of Moses," has the first place, and the ninety Travels and Discoveries in North and Central first, which, it is thought, came from the same Africa. By HENRY Barth. The first and secpen, immediately follows it. There is, how ond volumes of this magnificent contribution to ever, room to doubt whether these poems are geographical science, stately octavos of more to be attributed to Moses, the Jewish lawgiver, than six hundred pages, have been issued by the or to some other person bearing that name. It Harpers in their best style, with superior maps is certain, at any rate, that the limit of man's and engravings. Another volume is to follow. age was not, in his day," three score years and The indefatigable author, having penetrated ten,” or even “fourscore years." Moses him into the heart of the African continent, and self lived six score years, and his sister, Mir- traversed a region extending over twenty-four iam, six score and a half. Following these, the degrees of latitude and twenty of longitude, author gives successively the psalms usually having crossed frightful deserts and navigated attributed to David, placing the eleventh in lakes and rivers, having overcome innumerthe first place, and the twenty - third at the able obstacles and endured many privations, close. Then follow those of Solomon, Asaph returned to England in safety, and has preKorah, the one hundred and nineteenth, which pared this lucid and exceedingly interesting is improperly attributed, we think, to Ezra, and account of his researches and discoveries. Two the first, assigned to him with more proba- of his principal associates died of hardship and bility, brings up the rear. We are not dis- fatigue during the journey. In the brief space posed to find fault with this arrangement. It to which we are confined it is pot possible to is in the main that of Townsend in his chro-give anything like an adequate idea of the lanological Bible, and is perhaps as satisfactory bors of the author, or even a synopsis of the as any that could have been devised. In the discoveries made by him. We make a short text the authorized version is carefully fol extract which will be read with interest: lowed; but it is printed, as it should always
"After having traversed vast deserts of the most be, in the poetic form. The italic letters, by
barren soil, and scenes of the most frightful desolation, which our translators indicate words not in
I met with fertile lands irrigated by large navigable the original, are not used; but as the work is rivers and extensive central lakes, ornamented with designed for doctrinal rather than critical read the finest timber, and producing various species of
grain, rice, sessamum, groundnuts, in unlimited abuning, this is not of much consequence. In the dance, the sugar-cane, etc., together with cotton and general introduction, which occupies the larger indigo, the most valuable cominodities of trade. The part of the author's labor, he discusses, suc wholo of Central Africa from Bagermi to the east, fus
far as Timbuctu to the west, abounds in these processively, the historic occasions of the Psalms,
ducts. The natives of these regions not only weavo their authors, their titles and inscriptions, their their own cotton, but dye their home-made shirts with poetry in its form and parallelisms, and their their own indigo. The river, the far-famed Niger, doctrinal teaching. On this last point he is
which gives access to these regions by means of its
eastern branch, the Bengwe, which I discovered, afpeculiarly happy, and points out many specific fords an uninterrupted navigable sheet of water, for passages in which the doctrines of the New
more than six hundred miles, into the very heart of Testament are clearly indicated in the sacred the country. Its western branch is obstructed by lyrics of the Old. We doubt, although our au
rapids at the distance of about three hundred and fifty
miles from the coast; but even at that point it is thor seems to have satisfied himself, that the probably not impassable in the present state of naviresurrection of the body was a familiar truthgation, while higher up the river opens an immense with the Old Testament seers. That they be
high road for nearly one thousand miles into the very
heart of Western Africa, so rich in every kind of lieved and taught the immortality of the soul, produce. a future state of rewards and punishments, hc "The same diversity of soil and produce which the makes abundantly manifest; but the resurrec
regions traversed by me exhibit is also observed with tion of the body, we incline to think, was not
respect to man. Starting from Tripoli in the north, we proceed from the sett
of the Arab and tha clearly announced until Christ appeared. On / Berber, the poor remnants of the vast empires of the