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NOTES TO CANTO XI. ling Plutarch, spelling oddly, and writing paintis,

and what is strange after all, his is the best Who on a lark, with black-eyed Sal (his blowing. modern history of Greece in any language, and So prime, 80 swell, 80 nutty, and so knowing ?"The is perhaps the best of all modern historian

[p. 282. št. 19. / whatsoever. Having named his sins, it is wat The advance of science and 'of language has fair to state his virtues-learning, labour, fr rendered it unnecessary to translate the above search, wrath, and partiality. I call the latter good and true English, spoken in its original virtues in a writer, because they make him write purity by the select nobility and their patrons. in earnest. The following is a stanza of a song which was very popular, at least in my early days:

A hazy widover turn'd of forty'rent

(p. 292. & won the high toby-spice flash the muzzle,

This line may puzzle the commentatene In spite of each gallows old scout;

than the present generation. If you at the spellken can't hustle,

You'll be hobbled in making a Clout. Like Russians rushing from hot baths to an Then your Blowing will wax gallows haughty,

(P. 29. & 1 When she hears of your scaly mistake,

The Russians, as ig well known, run out the She'll surely turn snitch for the forty,

their hot baths to plunge into the Nera; a pa That her Jack may be regular weight." sant practical antithesis, which it seems las

them no harm. If there be any gem'man 80 ignorant as to require a traduction, I refer him to my old friend and corporeal pastor and master, John Jackson,

The world to gase upon those northern lights Esq., Professor of Pugilism; who I trust still

(p. 296. S.

For e description and print of this inhabitant retains the strength and symmetry of his model of a form, together with his good humour, and

of the polar region and native country of the

Aurora borealis, see PABRY'S Vogoge in search athletic as well as mental accomplishments.

of a North-West Passage. St. James's Palace and St. James's "Hells.

[p. 283. St. 99 | As Philip's son proposed to do rüh Atbal “Helle, gaming-houses. What their number!

(p. 296. SL

A sculptor projected to hew Mount Athos ist may now be in this life, I know not. Before Il was of age I knew them pretty accurately, both land. I believe, a

| a statue of Alexander, with a city in one hand

river in his pocket, rid "gold" and "silver." I was once nearly called

various other similar devices. But Alexander out by an acquaintance, because when he asked me, where I thought that his soul would be found

gone, and Athos remains, I trust ere long to

look over a nation of freemen. hereafter, I answered, “In Silver Hell."

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And therefore even I won't anent
This subject quote.

(p. 284. St. 43. NOTES TO CANTO XIII. “Anent" was a Scotch phrase, meaning "concerning"-"with regard to." It has been made Also there bin another pious reason. English by the Scotch 'Novels; and, as the Frenchman said_“If it be not, ought to be English."

With every thing that pretty bin,

My Lady sweet arise.-SHAKSPEARE The milliners who furnish "drapery misses."

[p. 284. St. 49. “Drapery misses"-This term is probably any

His bell-mouth'd goblet makes me feel gutte
Danish.

(p. 303. &.il thing now bat a mystery. It was however almost

If I err not, "Your Dane" is one of lacu so to me when I first returned from the East in 1811-1812. It means a pretty, a highborn, a

Catalogue of Nations "exquisite in their drinking." fashionable young female, well instructed by her friends, and furnished by her milliner with a

Even Nimrod's self might leave the plains of wardrobe upon credit, to be repaid, when married,

Dura. by the husband. The riddle was first read to

In Assyria. me by a young and pretty heiress, on my praising the “drapery of an "untocheredbut “pretty

That Scriptures out of church ere blasphere is virginities" (like Mrs. Anne Page) of the then day, which has now been some years yesterday:

“Mrs. Adams answered Mr. Adams, that - he assured me that the thing was common in was blasphemous to talk of Scripture ent London ; and as her own thousands, and bloom church." This dogma was broached to ber 12 ing looks, and rich simplicity of array, put

band- the best Christian in any book. See * any suspicion in her own case out of the ques seph Andrews, in the latter chapters. tion, I confess I gave some credit to the allegation. If necessary, authorities might be cited, The quaint, old, cruel corcomb, in his gauet in which case I could quote both "drapery" and Should have a hook, and a small trout lopu the wearers. Let us hope, however, that it is now obsolete.

It would have taught him humanity at le

This sentimental savage, whom it is a mode 'Tis strange the mind, that very fiery particle, quote (amongst the novelists) to show their Should let itself be snuf'd out by an article. I pathy for innocent sports and old soups, traer

(p. 285. St. 60. how to sew ap frogs, and break their legs “Divina particulam auræ."

way of experiment, in addition to the an angling, the crnellest, the coldest, and the

pidest of pretended sports. They may ta NOTES TO CANTO XII.

the beauties of nature, but the angler melty thinks of his dish of fish: he has no leis

take his eyes from off the streams, and a sin Gives, with Greek truth, the good old Greek bite is worth to hin more than all the ser the lie.

[p. 290. St. 19. I around. Besides, some fish bite best ol See MITFORD'S Greece. “Græcia Verar." His day. The whale, the shark, and ta great pleasure consists in praising tyrants, abus- | fishery have somewhet of noble and per

(p. 307.

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They may talk about

bem; even net-fishing, trawling, aro more hu- tain quantum of births within a certain number nane and useful-but angling !-No angler can of years; which births (as Mr. Hulme observes) le a good man.

generally arrive “in a little flock like those of “One of the best men I ever knew-as humane, a farmer's lambs, all within the same month perelicate-minded, generous, and excellent a crea- haps." These Harmonists (80 called from the ure as any in the world-wag an angler: true, name of their settlement) are represented as a e angled with painted flies, and would have remarkably flourishing, pious, and quiet people. een incapable of the extravagances of I. Walton." See the various recent writers on America

The above addition was made by a friend in eading over the MS.-"Audi alteram partem"

Nor canvass what "go eminent a handmeant. leare it to counterbalance my own observation.

[p. 320. St. 88. Jacob Tonson, according to Pope, was an

customed to call his writers “able pene"-"perNOTES TO CANTO XIV. sons of honour," and especially “eminent hande."

While great Lucullus' (robe triomphale) mufflesAnd never craned, and made but few

(There's Fame)-young Partridge-fillets, deck'd "aux pas." [p. 310. St. 33.

with truffles. (p. 323. St. 66. Craning.-"To crane" is, or was, an expres A dish “à la Lucullus." This hero, who conion used to denote a gentleman's stretching out quered the East, has left his more extended celis neck over a hedge, "to look before he leap

lebrity to the transplantation of cherries (which d:"-a pause in his "vaulting ambition," he first brought into Europe) and the nomenThich in the field doth occasion some delay and

clature of some very good dishes and I am secration in those who may be immediately be- not gure that (barring indigestion) he has not ind the equestrian sceptic. “Sir, if you don't done more service to mankind by his cookery hoose to take the leap, let me "-was a phrase than by his conquests. A cherry-tree may weigh vhich generally sent the aspirant on again; and against a bloody laurel: besides, he has cono good purpose: for though “the horse and trived to earn celebrity from both. ider" might fall, they made a gap, through Thich, and over him and his steed, the field

But even sans "confitures," it no less true is, right follow.

There's pretty picking in those "petits puits."

(p. 323. St. 68. Go to the coffee-house, and take another.

“Petits puits d'amour garnis de confitures," a

LP: 12. St. 48. classical and well-known dish for part of the In Swift's or HORACE WALPOLE'S Letters I Hanka hink it is mentioned, that somebody regretting

fank of a second course. he loss of a friend, was answered by an uni

For that with me's a "sine qua.” (p. 324. St. 86. ersal Pylades : “When I lose one, I go to the

Subauditur “Non;" omitted for the sake of aint James's Coffee-house, and take another." I recollect having heard an anecdote of the

euphony. ame kind. Sir W. D. was a great gamester.

In short, upon that subject I've some qualms very Yoming in one day to the club of which he was member, he was observed to look melancholy.

Like those of the Philosopher of Malmsbury.

[p. 325. st. 96. What is the matter, Sir William ?" cried Hare

Hobbés : who; doubting of his own soul, paid f facetiong memory. "Ah! replied Sir W. "

that compliment to the souls of other people as ave just lost poor Lady D." "Lost! What atPuinze or Hazard?" was the consolatory rejoin

to decline their visite, of which he had some

apprehension. er of the querist. And I refer you to wise Oxenstiern.

[p. 313. St. 59. NOTES TO CANTO XVI. The famong Chancellor Oxenstiern said to his on, on the latter expressing his gurprise upon he great effects arising from petty causes in the

If from a shell-fish or from cochineal. resumed mystery of politics : "You see by this,

(p. 326. St. 10. ny son, with how little wisdom the kingdoms

The composition of the old Tyrian purple, f the world are governed."

whether from a shell-fish, or from cochineal, or from kermes, is still an article of dispute ; and even its colour-some say purple, others scarlet:

I say nothing. NOTES TO CANTO XV.

For a spoild carpet-but the Attic Bee.” And thou Diviner still, Was much consoled by his own repartee. Whose lot it is by man to be mistaken.

[p. 330. St. 43. (p. 318. St. 18. I think that it was a carpet on which Diogenes As it is necessary in these times to avoid am-trod, with—"Thus I trample on the pride of iguity, I say, that I mean, by “Diviner still," Plato!"_"With greater pride," as the other HRIST. If ever God was Man-or Man God- replied. But as carpets are meant to be trodden e was both. I never arraigned his creed, but upon, uy memory probably misgives me, and it he use-or abuse-made of it. Mr. Canning might be a robe, or tapestry, or a table-cloth, ne day quoted Christianity to sanction Negro- or some other expensive and oncynical piece of lavery, and Mr. Wilberforce had little to say furniture.

reply. And was Christ crucified, that black sen might be scourged ? If so, he had better With “Tu mi chamas's" from Portingale, een born a Mulatto, to give both colours an To soothe our ears, lest Italy should fail. qual chance of freedom, or at least salvation.

(p. 330. St. 45.

I remember that the mayoress of a provincial When Rapp the Harmonist embargoed marriage town, somewhat surfeited with a similar display In his harmonious settlement. (p. 320. St. 35. from foreign parts, did rather indecorously break

This extraordinary and flourishing German through the applauses of an intelligent audience olony in America does not entirely exclude ma-1-intelligent, I mean, as to inusic,-for the words, rimony, as the “Shakers" do ; but lays such besides being in recondite languages (it was estrictions upon it as present more than a cer- | some years before the peace, ere all the world

had travelled, and while I was a collegian)-1 They err-'tis merely what to calld mobility. were sorely disguised by the performers: this

(p. 335. St St. mayoress, i say, broke out with, “Rot your Ita- In French “mobilité." I am not sure that lianos! for my part, I love a simple ballad!" mobility is English ; but it is expressive of a Rossini will go a good way to bring most people quality which rather belongs to other climat, to the same opinion, some day. Who would though it is sometimes seen to a great estent i imagine that he was to be the successor of Mo- our own. It may be defined as an excessive zart? However, I state this with diffidence, as susceptibility of immediate impression the a liege and loval admirer of Italian music in 1 same time without losing the past, and is the general, and of much of Rossini's : but we may sometimes apparently useful to the possess, say, as the connoisseur did of painting, in the most painful and unhappy attribute. Vicar of Wakefield, "that the picture would be better painted if the painter had taken more Draperied her form with curious felicly. pains."

(p. 336. CE

“Curiosa felicitas."-PETRONIUS. For Gothic daring shown in English money.

(p. 331. St. 59.

A noise like to wet fingers drawn en plan "Ausu Romano, ære Veneto" is the inscription

(p. 337. & II (and well inscribed in this instance) on the sea

See the account of the ghost of the uncle walls between the Adriatic and Venice. The

Prince Charles of Saxony raised by Schreepferwalls were a republican work of the Venetians;

“Karl-Karl-was-wolt mich ? "
the inscription, I believe, Imperial; and inscrib-
ed by Napoleon.

How odd, a single hobgoblin's non-entity
Should cause more fear than a whole her

identity! . [p. 331. St. 12
Untying" squires "to fight against the
churches."

Shadows to-night [p. 332. St. 60.

Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard Though ye untie the winds and bid them fight Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers Against the churches.-Macbeth

Richard III.

NOTES TO THE ISL A N D.

The foundation of the Story will be found 1 was removed by medical advice into the Ho partly in the account of the Mutiny of the lands. Here I passed occasionally some sansei. Bounty in the South Seas (in 1789), and partly and from this period I date my love of mostat in “Mariner's Account of the Tonga Islands." ous countries. I can never forget the effect

few years afterwards in England, of the ea! How pleasant were the songs of Toobonai. thing I had long seen, even in miniature, fi

[p. 341. mountain, in the Malvern Hills. After I returt The first three sections are taken from an ed to Cheltenham, I used to watch them ever actual song of the Tonga Islanders, of which a afternoon at sunset, with a sensation whick! prose translation is given in MARINER'S Account cannot describe. This was boyish enough; of the Tonga Islands. Toobanai is not, however, I was then only thirteen years of age, and one of them ; but was one of those where Chris- was in the holidays. tian and the mutineers took refuge. i have al. tered and added, but have retained as much as Than breathes his mimic murmurer in the bed possible of the original.

If the reader will apply to his ear the **, Beyond itself, and must retrace its way. (p. 342. shell on his chimney-piece, he will be aware Lucullus, when frugality could charm,

what is alluded to. If the text should apr Had wasted turnips in his Sabine farm. Pope. obscure, he will find in "Gebir " the same idet

I better expressed in two lines.-The poco Had form'd his glorious namesake's counterpart. never read, but have heard the lines quated!

[p. 342. / a more recondite reader-who seems to be The Consul Nero, who made the unequalled different opinion from the Editor of the Year march which deceived Hannibal, and defeated terly Review, who qualified it, in his answer Asdrubal; thereby accomplishing an achievement the Critical Reviewer of his Juvenal, as alınost unrivalled in military annals. The first of the worst and most insane description. intelligence of his return, to Hannibal, was the I to Mr. Landor, the author of Gebir, so you sight of Asdrubal's head thrown into his camp. I and of some Latin poems, which vie When Hannibal saw this, he exclaimed, with a tial or Catullos in obscenity, that the sigh, that “Rome would now be the mistress of culate Mr. Southey addresses his declan the world." And yet to this victory of Nero's against impurity! it might be owing that his imperial nainesake reigned at all! But the infamy of the one has B ut deem him sailor or philosopher..!! eclipsed the glory of the other. When the name Hobbes, the father of Locke's and other of "Nero" is heard, who thinks of the Consul? losophy, was an inveterate smoker, But such are human things.

pipes beyond computation. And Luch-na-gar with Ida look'd o'er Troy.

Right," quoth Ben, «that will do for the (p. 343.

marines." When very young, about eight years of age, "That will do for the Marinps, but the after an attack of the scarlet-fever at Aberdeen, I won't believe it," is an old saying, and

1 old saying, and Bed

le few fragments of former jealousies which ance of bread to two-thirds, and caused the water ill survive (in jest only) between these gallant for drinking to be filtered through drip-stones, rvices.

bought at Teneriffe for that purpose. I now

acquainted the ship's company of the object of No less of human bravery than the brave. the voyage, and gave assurances of certain pro

(p. 347. motion to every one whose endeavours should Archidamus, King of Sparta, and son of Age- merit it. On Tuesday the 26th of February, we ilaus, when he saw a machine invented for the bent new sails, and made other necessary preisting of stones and darts, exclaimed that it parations for encountering the weather that was as the “Grave of Valour." The same story to be expected in a high latitude. Our distance as been told of some knights on the first ap from the coast of Brazil was about 100 leagues. lication of gunpowder ; but the original anec On the forenoon of Sunday the 2d of March, Dte is in Plutarch.

after seeing that every person was clean, divine

service was performed, according to my usual Whose only portal was the keyless wave. (p. 350. custom on this day: I gave to Mr. Fletcher

of this cave (which is no fiction) the original Christian, whom I had before directed to take ill be found in the 9th chapter of MARINER'S charge of the third watch, a written order to lccount of the Tonga Islands. I have taken the act as lieutenant. The change of temperature petical liberty to transplant it to Toobonai, the soon began to be sensibly felt, and, that the ist island where any distinct account is left of people might n

people might not suffer from their own neglihristian and his comrades.

gence, I supplied them with thicker clothing, as

better suited to the climate. On a complaint The fretted pinnacle, the aisle, the nave. (p. 350. made to me by the Master, I found it necessary

This may seem too minute for the general to punish Matthew Quintal, one of the seamen, otline (in MARINER'S Account) from which it is with two dozen of lashes, for insolence and muken, But few men have travelled without tinous behaviour, which was the first time that being something of the kind-on land, that is there was any occasion for punishment on board. Vithout adverting to Ellora, in MunGO PARK'S We were off Cape St. Diego, the eastern part ist journal (if my memory do not err, for there of the Terra de Fuego, and, the wind being unre eight years since I read the book) he men- favourable, I thought it more advisable to go ons having met with a rock or mountain so round to the eastward of Staaten-land than to xactly resembling a Gothic cathedral, that only attempt passing through Straits le Maire. Storms, tinute inspection could convince him that it attended with a great sea, prevailed until the as a work of nature.

12th of April. The ship began to leak, and re

quired pumping every hour, which was no more He tore the topmost button of his vest. (p. 352. than we had reason to expect from such a con

In THIBAULT'S Account of Frederic II. of tinuance of gales of wind and high seas. The "russia, there is a singular relation of a young decks also became so leaky that it was necessary 'renchman, who, with his inistress, appeared to to allot the great cabin, of which I made little e of some rank. He enlisted and deserted at I use except in fine chweidnitz; and, after a desperate resistance, had not births to hang their hammocks in, and as retaken, having killed an officer, who at by this means the space between decks was less empted to seize him after he was wounded, by crowded. With all this bad weather, we had le discharge of his musket loaded with a button the additional mortification to find, at the end f his uniform. Some circumstances on his court of every day, that we were Josing ground; for, iartial raised a great interest amongst his jud- notwithstanding our utmost exertions, and keepes, who wished to discover his real situation ing on the most advantageous tacks, we did litt a life, which he offered to disclose, but to the better than drift before the wind. On Tuesday sing only, to whom he requested permission to the 22d of April, we had eight down on the sick rrite. This was refused, and Frederic was filled list, and the rest of the people, though in good rith the greatest indignation, from baffled cu- health, were greatly fatigued; but I saw, with iosity, or some other motive, when he under- much concern, that it was impossible to make a Lood that his request had been denied. See

denied.-See passage this way to the Society-Islands, for we 'HIBAULT's work, vol. 11.-(1 quote from memory.) had now been thirty days in a tempestuous

ocean. Thu's the season was too far advanced

for us to expect better weather to enable us to EXTRACT FROM THE VOYAGE BY double Cape Horn; and, from these and other CAPTAIN BLIGH.

considerations, I ordered the helm to be put a

weather, and bore away for the Cape of Good On the 27th of December 1787 it blew a se- Hope, to the great joy of every one on board. ere storm of wind from the eastward, in the We came to an anchor on Friday the 23d of purse of wbich we suffered greatly ; it was not May, in Simon's Bay, at the Cape, after a to

ithout great risk and difficulty that we were lerable run. The ship required complete caulkble to secure the boats from being washed for she had become so leaky, that we were way. A great quantity of our bread was also obliged to pump hourly in our passage from amaged and rendered useless, for the sea had Cape Horn. The sails and rigging also required love in our stern, and filled the cabin with repair, and, on examining the provisions, a conater. On the 5th of January, 1788, we saw the siderable quantity was found damaged. land of Teneriffe about twelve leagues distant, Having remained thirty-eight days at this place, nd next day, being Sunday, came to an anchor and my people

and my people having received all the advantage I the road of Santa-Cruz.' There we took in that could be derived from refreshments of every he necessary supplies, and, having finished our kind that could be met with, we sailed on the usiness, sailed on the 10th. I now divided the 1st of July. eople into three watches, and gave the charge A gale of wind blew on the 20th, with a high

the third watch to Mr. Fletcher Christian, sea; it increased after noon with such violence, ne of the mates. I have always considered this that the ship was driven almost forecastle under,

desirable regulation when circumstances will before we could get the sails clewed up. The dmit of it, and I am persuaded that unbroken lower yards were lowered, and the top-gallantest not only contributes much towards the mast got down upon deck, which relieved her ealth of the ship's company, but enables them much. We lay to all night, and in the morning lore readily to exert themselves in cases of bore away under a reefed foresail. The sea still odden emergency. As I wished to proceed to running high, in the afternoon it became very taheite without stopping, I reduced the allow. I unsafo to stand on; we therefore lay to

night, without any accident, excepting that a 80 avergo to exercise, that he wonld pere man at the steerage was thrown over the wheel prevailed on to take half a dozen turns en del and much bruised. Towards noon the violence at a time, during all the course of the roşaat of the storm abated, and we againbore away | He was buried on shore. under the reefed foresail.

On Monday, the 5th of January, the anal In a few days we passed the Islands of St. cutter was missed, of which I was immediatel Paul, where there is good fresh water, as I was apprized. The ship's company being westered informed by a Dutch captain, and also a hot we found three men absent, who had card i spring, which boils fish as completely as if done off. They had taken with them eight stand by a fire. Approaching to Van Diemen's land, arms and ammunition ; but with regard to the we had much bad weather, with snow and hail, I plan, every one on board seemed to be but nothing was seen to indicate our vicinity, ignorant. I therefore went on shore, ale on the 13th of August, except a seal, which ap-gaged all the chiefs to assist in recovering the peared at the distance of twenty leagues from the boat and the deserters. According to it. We anchored in Adventure Bay on Wed former was brought back in the course nesday the 20th.

day, by five of the natives; but the men we In our passage hither from the Cape of Good not taken until nearly three weeks afterwak Hope, the winds were chiefly from the westward, Learning the place where they were, in a with very boisterous weather. The approach offerent quarter of the island of Otaheite, I rer strong sontherly winds is announced by many thither in the cutter, thinking there wouldku birds of the albatross or peterel tribe; and the I great difficulty in securint them abatement of the gale, or a shift of wind to the sistance of the natives. However, they beard northward, by their keeping away. The ther-of my arrival; and when I was near a house in mometer also varies five or six degrees in its which they were, they came out wanting their height, when a change of these winds may be fire-arms, and delivered themselves up. Some expected. In the land surrounding Adventure-Bay I the chiefs had formerly seized and bound them are many forest-trees one hundred and fifty feet deserters; but had been prevailed on, bs faut high ; we saw one which measured above thirty- promises of returning peaceably to the ship, to three feet in girth. We observed several eagles, release them. But finding an opportunity again soine beautiful blue-plumaged hcrons, and par- to get possession of their arms, they set the roquets in great variety. The natives not appear natives at defiance. ing, we went in search of them towards Cape | The object of the voyage being now completed Frederic-Henry. Soon after, close to the shore, I all the bread-fruit plants, to the number of the for it was impossible to land, we heard their thousand and fifteen, were got on board a voices, like the cackling of geesc, and twenty | Tuesday, the 31st of March. Besides these, ** persons came out of the woods. We threw trin- had collected many other plants, some of them

bearing the finest fruits in the world; and not open out until I made an appearance of leav- luable, from affording brilliant dyes, and the ing them: they then did so, and, taking the ar- various properties besides. At sunset of the hi ticles out, put them on their heads. On first of April, we made sail from Otaheite, bidding coming in sight, they made a prodigious clatter- farewell to an island where for twenty-three ing in their speech, and held their arms over weeks we had been treated with the sta their heads. They spoke so quick that it was affection and regard, and which seemed to impossible to catch one single word they uttered.crease in proportion to our stay. That we pt Their colour is of a dull black; tbeir skin scari- not insensible to their kindness, the second fied about the breast and shoulders. One wag | circumstances sufficiently proved; for 10 distinguished by his body being coloured with friendly and endearing behaviour of these people red och re. but all the others were painted black, I may be ascribed the motives inciting an et with a kind of soot, so thickly laid over their that effected the ruin of our expedition, faces and shoulders, that it was difficult to ag- I there was every reason to believe weeld bare certain what they were like. On Thursday, I been attended with the most favourable le the 4th of September, we sailed out of Adven-1 Next morning we got sight of the island be ture - Bay, steering 'first towards the east-heine; and a double canoe soon coming alt south-east and then to the northward of i side, containing ten natives, I saw among east, when, on the 19th, we came in sight of a a young man who recollected me, and called cluster of 'small rocky islands, which I named by my name. I had been here in the year list Bounty Jeles. Soon afterwards we frequently with Captain Cook, in the Resolation. A observed the sea, in the night-time, to be cover- | days after sailing from this island, the western ed by luminous spots, caused by amazing, quan- became squally, and a thick body of black en tities of small blúbbers or medusæ , which emit collected in the east. A water-sponta a light, like the blaze of a candle, from the short time seen at no great distance from strings or filaments extending from them, while which appeared to great advantage from the rest of the body continues perfectly dark. darkness of the clouds behind it. As neatit

I could judge, the upper part was about two feel 25th, and, before casting anchor next morning in lin diameter, and the lower about eiga Matavai Bay, such numbers of canoes had come Scarcely had I made these remarks, Wae off, that, after the natives ascertained we were served that it was rapidly advancing fans friends, hey came on board, and crowded the the ship. We immediately altered or. deck so much, that in ten minutes I could scarce and took in all the sails except the foresaili find my own people. The whole distance which after which it passed within ten yards the ship had rop, in direct and contrary courses, I stern, with a rustling noise, but W from the time of leaving England until reaching feeling the lcast effect from its being 5 Otaheite, was twenty-seven thousand and eighty- It seemed to be travelling at the rate... six miles, which, on an average, was one hun- ten miles an hour, in the direction of the dred and eight miles each twenty-four hours. and it dispersed in a quarter of aa a Here we lost our surgeon on the 9th of De- passing us. It is impossible to say what cember. Of late he had scarcely ever stirred we should have received, had it passed out of the cabin, though not apprehended to be over us. Masts, Limagine might in a dangerons state. Nevertheless, appearing carried away, but I do not apprehend worse than yonal in the evening, he was remov- would have caused the loss of the

of the ship ed where he could obtain more air, but without Passing several islands on the way, is any benefit, for he died in an hour afterwards., at Annamooka, on the 23d of April;, as This unfortunate man drank very hard, and was llame man called Tepa, whom I had

arter of an hour after

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