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And at morn when I parted, to bid you good bye,

While your band to my bosom I press ;
To see on your cheek-drop a tear from your eye,

As I leave you-you fondly caress.
And be sootli'd with a smile when at eve I returned,

Or a kiss on my lips sweetly given; . :
Oh! is there a man could leave her forlorn,

Whose smiles are as lovely as heaven. If happiness is to be had on this earth,

I think this way is the only to have it; To be blest in a wife a good girl of worth,

In affection--not ricbes-this is it.

Of the Caldeiras, or Hot Fountains of the

Furnas, in the Island of St. Michael, one of the Azores.

The Plate is taken from “ The History of the Azores,” an interesting work. The author's account of this phenomenon states, that the columns of water are of very considerable diameter, and are thrown up to the height of about twelve feet. He did not take the degree of the heat, but from its effects, it appears to have been equal to that of boiling. Sulphur rises in vapour through the surrounding ground, and the water itself is strongly sulphurous. . . . . . .

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offereces, that he had never our author

(Continued from page 198.) ; A South Sea whaler, bound for England, put into the bay shortly after; and the wish to see his native country became so strong with our author, and the state of his feet, which had never healed, gave him such una easiness, that he could not resist the opportunity now offered. On asking the king's permission, he inquired if he had any cause of complaint ; he told him he had none, that he was sensible of his kindness, and that he was much better there than he could hope to be elsewhere, but that he was desirous to see his friends once more. The king said, if his belly told him to go he would do it; and that if mine told me so I was at liberty.

He then desired me to give his 'compliments to King George. I told him that, though born in his dominions, I had never seen King George ; and that even in the city where he lived, there were thousands who had never seen him. He expressed much sur prize at this, and asked if he did not go about amongst his people, to learn their wants, as he did; I answered that he did not do it himself; but that he had men who did it for him. Tamaahmaah shook his head at this, and said that other people would never do it so well as he could himself.'

Campbell left the Island, on which he had resided thirteen months, in March, 1810, with the deepest regret.While there, he says, I had expcrienced nothing but kindness and friendship from all ranks— from my honoured, master the king, down to the lowest native.' They doubled Cape Horn, in May, without the smallest difficulty, as indeed all now do in the frailest barks, with the exception of David Porter, Esq.' late commander of the American frigate Essex. To-':' wards the end of the same month they entered the harbour of Rio de Janeiro, where our traveller appre-i hensive of a' mortification in his logs, got admitted into the Portuguèze hospital De la Mesericordia. Here he remained six weeks, and was discharged uncured. Mr.

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Hill, the American Consul, gave him a jar of essence of spruce, which he brewed, and, with other trifling articles, sold to ships in the harbour : in this mannet le saved as much money as enabled him to open a boarding-house for sailors. This, however not succeed. ing, he set up a butcher's stall, and supplied the ships with fresh meat: a concern which promised better, when bis house was broken into, his whole property in money and clothes stolen, and he agaiu reduced to poverty. By the friendly aid, however, of a gentleman from Edinburgh, of the name of Lawrie, he was enabled to resume his business; but his health 'failing, and tho sores of his legs remaining unhealed, he determined to return home; and, with this view, left Rio de Janeiro, after a stay of twenty-two months, in the brig Hazard, Captain Anderson, and arrived in the Clyde on the 21st April, 1812, after an absence of nearly six years. In Edinburgh the father of Mr. Lawrie presented him with a barrel organ, and he contrived to earn a miserable pittänce by crawling about the streets of Edinburgby and Leith, grinding music, and selling a metrical hise tory of his adventures. In process of time he learned to play on the violin, and found the sedentary employ: ment of amusing the passengers of the Clyde steam-boat more suitable to his lamentable state, where, as before nartated, he was fortunately observed by the humane editor of the yolume before us.



(Continued from page 207.) In the" fornter of these, the, unhappy inhabitants were surprised at their public diversions, and swallows ed up in a moment; at the latter they had notice and time to escape, so that they carried all their valuable things with them, and nothing is now, found there but paintings and the like treasures which they were obliged to leave behind them, and not a single dead corpse has been found in any part of the place, so far as has yet.

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