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Tablettes de la Reine D'Angleterre, &c. in the field of battle that I gained and (per-he trembles at my sight, and even The Queen of England's Tablets, in merized my successive steps of rauk, endeavours to anticipate my orders. which are described the daily Oc- how many of my proud detractors,

' At present, the Turk Mahomet, more currences which took place during without having merited any thing, have H. R. Hss. at the least sign that I make, a

humanized by half, repeats, even before Her Majesty's Travels in Sicily, been happy enough to obtain every dance very common in India, which the Greece, Barbary, and the Holy thing.'

Spaniards have imitated in their bolero, Laod ; with an Historical Notice of From another part of the work, it and that the Turks are remarkably fond Baron Bergami, written by himself, appears he had here Colonel Brown in of. and his Corresponcleuce, from his his eye, whom he states to have been Nothing in the world can be more Entrance into Her Majesty's Service, raised from a lieutenant to the rank of grotesque than to see a man, whose looks to the 10th June, 1820. Translated a colonel, for his military services at are disgusting, and' whose figure is far

from being handsome, agitate himself, from the Autograph MSS. of Her Milan. Majesty the Queen. By A. T. Des- Is it thought that any one has a change place with agility, hasten and quiron, de St. Agnan. I vol. 8vo. right to slander me, because, in the dence, advance with measured step, and pp. 324. Paris, 1821.

household of the Queen of England, retire as modesty would sbrink back at an The title of this work piqued our cu

I have filled offices unworthy of my insult offered. riosity; for, if authentic, it is a remark- birtlı,--true nobility only loses its dig- • These kind of sports are much in able, and even important work; our first nity when it has forfeited its honour ; vogue at present at the Barouna, and, accare was, therefore, to ascertain its au- and what gentleman is there in adverse cording to all appearances, the Turk Mathenticity, by applying to M. Eymery, fortune who would not solicit the title homet will not want for occupation. of valet de chambre to his King? p. 54. ral, on such a subject; I have scarcely left

But I dwell too long, my dear genethe publisher; his written answer was, • Je puis vous assurer, mon cher mon- As this is only a preliminary article myself room to renew to you the expres. sieur, que le manuscrit est authentique on this highly curious and interesting sion of the friendship. I have vowed for et entre mes mains,'-I can assure you, work; we shall conclude it with a trans- you ; never shall l'forget the moment my dear sir, that the MS. is authentic, lation of one of his letters to General when, visiting me on iny sick bed at Naand in my hands. With this guaran. Borgia, at Naples :

ples, you

delivered me the brevet of Cap

tain of Lancers. Had it been possible tee, we have perused the work with

De la Baronna, 15th Dec. 1816. much interest, and we are happy to say

for me then to accept the honourable serthat it is written with moderation,

My Dear General.-H. R. Hss. vice offered me, I should have taken part and

charges me to express to you her grati- in the war just concluded, in which 1, au air of truth in every page. The tude for the pains you have taken in pro- perhaps, might have distinguished myself journal of the Queen's travels was curing the information she wished to ob-in following your steps. I conclude. kept, it appears, by M. Schiavini, day tain ; it is impossible to confer a favour * Adieu, dear general, preserve me alby day. In our next number, we shall with a greater grace.

ways a place in your valuable friendship. give copious extracts froin it. The 'I address you, from the Baronna.

B. PERGAMI. letters of the barou are to persons of H. R. Hss. has been graciously pleased to The work contains many curious rank and consideration : the Advocate visit this little domain, which I partly owe i anecdotes of Baron Omptedu, Sir WilCadozzi,—the Countess A.—the Mar- intended reinaining two days, but the si- Miss Forbes, Lady Charlotte Lindsay,

to her generous presents; at first she only liam Gell, the Hon. Keppel Craven, quis de Ghisiliery,--the Marquise de tuation pleasing her, and the house being&c. from which we shall make selecB.—the General Borgia, whom he ad commodious, she staid longer; besides, tions for the concluding article of this dresses, “My dear general,' &c. He thus describes his family:-country are excellent, the air is salubri- review.

Z. • I was born at Creone, of nobile pai ous, and its proximity to Milan adds to rents. The hospital of the town was its charms; 1, therefore, am induced to THE BRITISH MUSEUM, founded by my ancestors, and it is well hope, that H. R. Ass. will deign to hoknown that the right of making pious

nour it a second time with her presence. [It has long been a reproach to this

You will readily conceive, my dear country, that neither our temples nor our foundations belonged, formerly, in general, that I omitted nothing to make monuments can be seen by either subItaly, only to the most illustrious fa- the Bar onna wear the air of a téte during jects or foreigners, except at an expense inilies.

H. R. Ass's. residence: a little ball, got which must keep them concealed trom a • There exists two great families in up without any seeming, preparation, great proportion of the residents and visitthe world, one which rises, the other seemed to please her much. You must ors of the British metropolis. The Tower, which descends. Mine, after being know that, like monarchs of former ages, we believe, cannot be seen at a less exraised to the pinnacle of fortune, is fal. we have a butfoon in our suite. This i pense than halfa guinea. At St. Paul's, you len into obscurity, and then into obli. must explain to you. On our return are made, at almost every step, to payiwo

from the Holy Land, I was shewn at pences, sixpences, &c. until they amount vion.

Jaffa, a man called Mahomet, a kind of lo five or six shillings; unless you go • He who reproaches me with my savage, more man than ourang outang, but during divine service, when you savez point of departure, from which I have quite as uncivilized, untractable, and twopence. Westminster Abbey costs you arrived at the honourable title of Cham wild; he inspired fear, but never felt it; halt a crown, independent of a gratuitý to berlain to the Queen of England, disliking labour, he became a stable boy, the exhibitor, who, before he has tinished, would not be what I am had he taking care of travellers' horses, which he assures you that he has nothing but what been in my place.

could break and master admirably. he gets from the generosity of the visitors. ‘I was destined to the study of the

• The persons he was with, desiring, no We might enumerate the Monumenthigher sciences, my country called

doubt, to get rid of him, persuaded me to the Roman Catholic Chapel in Moor

get him into the service ot H. R. H. and 1 fields, &c.; but, in fact, there is nothing me to arms, and I obeyed the appral.

got her to take him as groom. He left in London worth seemg, for which you A soldier from choice alone, I was soon without either pain or pleasure ; I alone must not pay dearly, the British MUSEUM distinguished for my courage; it was I have been able to master his savage tem-1 excepted. And yet there appears to be a disposition to complain of the limited view the collection. Since 1816, the • Every student sent by the keeper of access to this splendid establishment, Print Room has been nominally open the Royal Academy, upon the production while the clerical extortions at our temed two, but really, by the direction of of his academy ticket, is admitted without ples are entirely unnoticed. A few weeks the Trustees, five days in each week.” further reference to make bis drawings; ago, a young gentleman, Mr. Lennard, who is in his legislatorial honeymoon,

* In respect of applications for admis- mitted, on simply exhibiting the proofs moved for some returns from the British sion to the Reading Room, they have of their qualification. Museum, namely, 1. An account of the been, as nearly as possible, commensu- • According to the present practice, number of applications to the trustees for rate with the admissions. No refusal each student has leave to exhibit his 6admission to the collections of minerals having been ever given even to persons nished drawing, from any article in the not generally shown, and to the medals unknown or unrecommended; but the Gallery, for one week after its comple. and coins, the prints and drawings, and application postponed till the person ap- tion. to the reading room; and the number plying could furnish the required refer- "AMOUNT OF ANNUAL SALARIES of admissions granted on such applicence.

• The admissions to the Reading Rooni

and other MONIES paid to the present 2. An account of the amount of the an- have been of three descriptions.-The

Officers, &c. of the British Museum. nual salaries, and of the monies paid to first, consisting of persons admitted as Principal Librarian.- Joseph Planta, each of the librarians and other officers students for the full term, by the Stand- Esq. salary 5001. per annum. No extra attendant on the Museum ; the nature ing Committee. The second, of persons remuneration of any kind. and extent of their accominodation, as to who have, for special purposes, received Under and Assistant Librarians, -Each lodging, perquisites, &c.; and also all admission for a shorter term, above the bound by the statutes to give two days statutes and rules of the trustees of the space of a day, and not exceeding a fort attendance in the week to the duties of British Museum now in force, with re- night: these permissions have been their respective offices :spect to admission to the reading room, granted by the Principal Librarian. The "Under Librarians.-1. Henry Ellis, Esq. and the different collections, &c. The third description consisting of persons keeper of the manuscripts. Salary 2001. returns have now been made to the House who have made casual and momentary per annum for two days attendance. Extra of Comoions, and most satisfactory they researches only, such as inquiring aiter à allowance for two additional days in the are. They fully justify our assertion of single book or manuscript, a fact or a week (at the rate of 751. per annum for last week, that, at the British Museum, date, or who have had permission to con- each day*) 1501.-(He is also secretary.) every facility of access is given consist- sult particular articles for a morning. -2. The Rev. H. H. Baber, keeper of ent with the security of the invaluable of this last description no record or re- the printed books. Salary, 2001. per antreasures there deposited.' As the Mu- gister whatever has been preserved.. num for two days. Extra allowance for seum is a national establishment, the • The number of tickets of admission two other days, 1501.-3. Charles Konig, public should be rightly informed as to and renewal to the Reading Room, for Esq. keeper of the natural history. Salary, its management; and we now, therefore, the full term allowed by the Standing 2001. per annum, for two ways. Extra proceed to present our readers with the Committee, for the last five years, has allowance for three other days, 2251–4. most important parts of the report, reserv- been as follows:

Taylor Combe, Esq. keeper of the antiing any further remarks on the subject to • A.D. 1816

292

quities, including coins and medals. Saa future opportunity.)-ED.

1817

437

Jary, 2001. per annum for two days. 1818

477 The Report states the applications

Extra allowance for three other days, 1819

503

2251. 'to see the minerals not generally shewn

1820

515

Assistant Librarians.-1. The Rev. T. have been either for the private view of

Maurice, assistant keeper of the manu. a party of visitors, or more generally Making a total of.. 2224 scripts. Salary, 1201. per annum. No for the inspection of a single class of • Admissions not exceeding a fortnight extra allowance. — 2. The Rev. James ininerals or even an individual speci- in duration, as far as they can be recol- Bean, assistant keeper of the printed books. men by some geologist. In all which lected :

Salary, 1201. per annum. Extra allow cases, the officer of the departinent has

• A. D. 1816

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ance for two additional days of duty, 1501. 1817

39 always granted the request.

-3. Dr. Leach, assistant keeper of the 1818

67 In the case of the Medal Room,

natural history. Salary, 1201. No extra 1819

59

allowance at present, being absent upon Tuesday, from twelve till four in every

1820

account of illness.-4. John George Chil. week, was fixed, by the trustees in 1814,

dren, Esq. assistant keeper of the antifor the exhibition of Coins and Medals Making a total of.. 251 quities.

Salary, 1201. Extra allowance to persons inaking particular applica- · Total of admissions in the last five for three additional days, 2251. 'tion to see them. But in all cases years recorded, 2475.

Extra Assistant Oficers. Each bound where inquiry was made by collectors,

• The statute for the admission of Stu- to five days attendance in the week:or by persons for literary or other use- dents to the Gallery of Sculptures being

• Dr. G. H. Noehden, in the depart. ful purposes, they have been imme- among those required by the order of the ment of printed books. Salary, 2001. diately shewn by the keeper of the An- levant to add, that the number of students House of Commons, it may not be irre- Extra allowance for an additional day, 751.

* Mr. J. T. Smith in the department of tiquities and Medals; `referring those who were admitted to make drawings in antiquities. Salary, 2001. No extra alparties only to the principal Librarian's the Townley Gallery, from the year 1809 lowance. permission who were desirous of seeing to the year 1817, amounted to an average Secretary.--Henry Ellis, Esq. Salary, the collection without any particular of something more than twenty.

601. No extra allowance. object.'

' In 1818, immediately subsequent to Accomptant.—Mr. T. Keith. Salary, Since the extensive thefts committed the opening of the Elgin Room, two hun- 301. Extra allowance for assisting the exin 1806, access to the collection of dred and twenty-three students were ad- penditor, 101.

mitted; in 1819, sixty-nine more were Attendant of Reading Room.- Mr. Prints was closed until they could be admitted ; and, in 1820, sixty-three. In James Cates. Salary, 1001. Extra allowarranged and fastened in port-folios. 1821, from Jan. Ist to Feb. 20th, twenty- • The extra allowance of the officers was After that arrangement was completed, five. Making a total, since the opening first made in 1811. It was increased from 504 one day in each week was set apart to of the room, of three hundred and eighty. I to 751. a-year for each extra day, Feb. 12, 1814.

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D- - Op Mplication to the trustees, the principal For since in my time and knowledge, so many • There are also five attendants, who, librarian, or, in his absence, the senior rich children under the direction of the librarians, per- officers in residence, shall be empowered of the city conclude in beggary, I had rather form all menial services in the different to grant a temporary leave till the next Make a wise stranger my executor, than a departments; their duty extending to five general meeting or committee.

foolish days in the week. These have each 751. * Persons who apply for admission to Son my heir; and to have my lands called per annum. There are likewise eight the reading room are to specify their deextra attendants, who are stationed on the scriptions and places of abode; and, as it Wit, than after my name ; and that's my nathree open days in every week in differ- might be dangerous, in so populous a Beaumont & Fletcher's Wit at several. ent parts of the house, to prevent any metropolis as London, to admit perfect trespass or irregularity on the part of the strangers, it is expected that every one

MA-RC-TW-T. companies; they are paid at the rate of who applies should produce a recommenfive shillings per day each.'

dation from a trustee or an officer of the Bear with my weakness, my old brain is trouWe pass over the particular duties house.

bled, of each officer, but there does not appear of his term, apply for a prolongation of Every reader may, at the expiration Be not disturb'd with my infirmity.

Shakespeare. to be any sinecure. The total amount the same, without a fresh recommendaof the extra allowance of the British tion.'

W. W-DS-TH, Esq. Museum, during the last ten years,

The foolish poet, that still writ

All his most self-lov'd verse in paper-royal, amounts to 11, 136l. In this period, Poetical Portraits,

Or parchment rul'd with lead, smooth'd with catalogues have been made of the

No. III.

the pumice, 200,000 volumes of which the Library of

Bound richly up, and strung with crimson printed books consists ; of the Lans

BONAPARTE.

strings; downe and Hargrave Collections of On what foundation stands the warrior's pride? Never so blest, as when he writ and read

The ape-lov'd issue of his brain: and never MSS.; and others are in preparation. How just his hopes ? Let Bonaparte decide.

But joying in himself; admiring ever ;
Several volumes of descriptions of the frame of adamant, a soul of fire,
Antiquities, Medals, &c. have also No joys to him pacific sceptres yield,
No dangers fright him, and no labours tire;

Yet, in his works behold him, and he shew'd

Like to a ditcher. Chapman's Revenge. been prepared in the same time. Eight War sounds the trump, be rushes to the field; officers of the Museum are lodged Behold surrounding kings their power combine,

Hon. F. Rwithin its walls. The only perqui- And some capitulate, and some resign;

He hath a heart sites they have is that of stationery, which Peace courts his hand, but spreads her charms As sound as a bell, and his tongue is amounts to an average of from 51. .to

The clapper; for what his heart thinks his • Think nothing gain'd,' he cries, 'till nought tongue speaks.

Shakespeare. 81. each.

remain, In respect to the Rules for Admission, On Moscow's walls till Gallic standards fly, the Museum is open for public inspec- And all be mine beneath the polar sky.' Original Communications. tion every Monday, Wednesday, and And nations on his eye suspended wait; Friday, in every week, from ten o'clock Stern famine guards the solitary coast,

PAINTINGS till four, except in Christmas, Easter, And winter barricades the realms of frost;

IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS. and Whitsun weeks, on Thanksgiving He comes, nor want nor cold his course delay ; To the 'Editor of the Literary Chronicle. and Fast Days, and during the months Hide, blushing glory, bide Smolensko's day of August and September.

SIR,-Whatever difference of opiAnd shews his miseries in distant lands; nion may exist in the minds of your • The members of the Royal Academy, Condemnd a needy supplicant to wait, correspondents, Mr. Parry and Mr. and artists, as well professional as dilet. While ladies interpose and slaves debate. tani, may have access at all adinissible But did not chance at length her error mend?

Price, or others, relative to the encour. times to copy from the sculptures in the Did no subverted empire mark his end? agement of paintings in places of worGallery of Antiquities, upon application Did rival monarchs give the fatal wound? ship, it will give me sincere pleasure to to the

trustees, or to the principal libra- or hostile millions press him to the ground, reconcile the matter so as to please all. riau, or the senior officer in residence; A petty island, and a dubious band;

And, in unison with my own sentibut it is expected that young artists or

There students produce recommendations from To point a moral or adorn a tale. He left the name at which the world grew pale, ments, I believe all will feel.

are a great number of public institua professor of the Academy.'

Dr. Johnson. tions at the present day, and they have • The Reading Room of the Museum

commodious places in which to transact shall be kept open from ten till four every ROBERT OWEN, Esq., OF LANARK. their private and public business. day in the week, except Saturdays and I earn that I eat; get that I wear, owe no Some of them are national and others Sundays, and for one week at Christmas, man hate, envy no man's happiness ; glad of Easter, and Whitsuntide, and on thanks- other men's good.

Shakespeare.

are private property. The proposition giving and fast days; and it shall be con

which I have to offer is, that such stantly attended by one of the librarians

SIR F. B-D-TT, BART.

places should be decorated with the in the manner above directed. I'll rather to a punishment submit

choice efforts of artists of every descrip• Persons desirous of admission into the Than to the guilt of what may merit it. tion, suitably to the nature and means said room are to send their applications

of the institutions Corporate bodies in writing to the principal librarian, or, Since still my duty did my actions steer,

particularly, and courts of justice also, in his absence, to the senior under libra- I'll not disguise my innocence by fear, rian ; these officers are to lay the same I'll rather bear than merit punishment. Lest I the saving of my life repent;

might annually spare suficient from

their funds and fees to forward the obbefore the next general meeting, or com

Earl of Orrery. mittee of trustees, who will, if they see

ject. There are walls enough in this I have no other hope; who bears a spotless populous city to contain the wonders of do objection, grant admission for a term

breast, not exceeding half a year. But in all Doth want no comfort else, howe'er distrest.

the divine art of painting; and while cases which may require such dispatch,

Dauborne's Poor Man's Comfort.

thousands of pounds are abuually spent

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on less worthy objects, it would im- of an auditory. I know not who is thy an infallible guide; the pretty beartmortalize distinguished characters to contemporary, for thou art above com- killing coquette makes a dozen con-. encourage this. A new painting now and petition. Thou art attached to the land quests in an evening, with the adroitenthen iņ each of the old walls would be a of cakes, for ever dwelling in Scotland. thusiasm which thou inspirest; the me. most desirable acquisition, and without Thou residest in Hibernia's names, and thodist itinerant surveys the bountiful interfering with the portraits of alder. art honoured with a capital. Thou luxury of his benefactor's table, and men and prime wardens, to cheer art the strength of a town and the se- breathes thee over the delicious steam them up a little,' how refreshing would cond in a tower. Nothing is dear to and hunger-creating odour. Thou, works of modern execution be in the the lover or his mistress unless thy ex- risest on the wind froin the perishing society of ancient paintings. I have pressive force be applied to the lip with seaman's despair, and slippest round read some of the most beautiful poetry the fond emotion of the heart.

The the corners of streets like a messenger, on a canvas leaf, and how valuable a

nurse, who sits patiently beside the cra- from the nervous throat of a dustman.' book must magnificent walls, with light dle, or lulls her careful charge, the in- Yet, after thy thousand uses, abuses, windows, contain -I mean, full of fant upon her knees, in joy and sor- and ejaculations, thon, like the world, paintings !

Thou art row, encouragement and impatience, art round but hollow. But, Sir, the truth is, good eating calls thee to atone for all misdeeds, sincere, too, and the last whisperer of and drinking are the last things an En misgivings, and deed-giving misses. dying lips. There is often more exglishman relinquishes ; this is a refor- Young master cannot stride his rock pressive truth breathed from thy one mation very desirable*, but wbich will ing-horse, and whip his servile top sigh, than millions can purchase. scarcely happen except in a time of fa- without thy indulgence and applica. Thou art the child of the acute pang, mine. But as there are inany worthy tion. The hen-pecking cominon--the child also of elastic joy. 'The citizens and opulent members of church councilman's lady, exclaims to her fower of true affection,-the tongue's and state, who see nothing in the times dear partner, 'O how foolish !' and, o last effort of lits;- the nearest fugitive requiring charity, I advise them, who what an unsensible man for a husband!' that lingers and dies from death. have the means in their purses, to be Her daughter, who, in London, is not

lo Sono. more liberal towards artists and the afraid of an officer in the Guards, or a arts, and to eternize their own memo- posse of constables in her papa's office,

THE OPINIONS ries in the fruition of that which is not is the first to call 0 to her assistance at

OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS transient and perishable; then every the sight of an industrious frog, leappublic edifice would become hallowed, ing across the paddock for its dinner. and every observer, in the survey, O! what a treasurable virtue there is

MARRIAGE STATE. would tread on classic ground. in gold, locks the miser in his secret and Euripides, the Greek Poet.-Hap

I have so high a veneration for the solitary chambers. Thou art a note of py is the man who hath a good wife ; art, that I wish to hear of orders for admiration; and the most admirable wore happy is he who hath none; large paintings, and that the palette, notes are indited by thee. Xerxes took And agaio, whether in sickness or in the pencil, and the brush, might be in thee on his tongue to the waves, Cicero health, a man will find his sweetest confull exercise by every trucing hand to the senate, and Demosthenes to his solation in a loving wife; for, jo that and heaven-directing eye.

cell. Kean formed thee to the appal compound of good and evil, with which I am, Sir, your's constantly.

ling essence of beautiful sublimity and our life is blessed or cursed, she diMarch 10, 1821.

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touching grandeur, in Brutus. The vides the one, and increases the other,
judge gives the awful impression of his by her diligent and frequently success

ful cares.
A FEW WORDS
sentence to the criminal, when he

says,

Socrates, (as we are informed by ON THE LETTER O! • 0, young man!' and the e.rquisite, at (FOR THÉ LITERARY CHRONICLE.) meeting his acquaintance, OʻTom ! is Xenophon.)Whether you narry or

But, 0!-What a useful, little, circular it you ?" or the suspicious critic, o, not, is your affair, not mine. letter thou art! It would be a vain ef. I thought so!' or the exasperated fa- whichsoever you do, you will every day fort of importance, if the crier were to ther, thou arrant rascal!' or the have a hundred reasons to repent; for, attempt to issue his proclamation with shivering beygar, when ascending your if you do not marry, you will be incesout thee. It is with thy exquisite pa. unfortunate tradesmali; or the pilososteps, . O sir! have pity on the poor santly complaining of the inconveni,

ence attending a state of celibacy ; renthesis that the cry of inackerel reaches the housewife's ears, and reminds her pher, O wonderful! the clergyman, your imagination will want its object; of the pot and larder during divine O sinner!. Though Pis the first let you will be officiously painting the hapservice. It is with thy accommodating fracas, whether of opposition or of old riage state, and you will sigh that you

ter of priority, yet in every dramatic press you conceive to exist in a marsound that the

queen netrates the avenues of the kitchen. As prices, thou art first pronounced, and cannot partake of it; aud if you do the tenor bell is to cover the rest of a

makest a drowning key. Thou art the marry, you will scarcely be in possespeal, so it is thy bighly valued privilege supreme concord to a lottery-office sion of a wife, beiore you wish you had to cover theiutonations of bad

keeper, because thou cạnst be nothing grammar.

Hipponar.-The two happiest days more than a cipher, and art ever ready As the first commences its career upon to prove a blank. silence, so dost thou precede thy com

The school-boy you pass with a wife are, the day on panioned letters, and call the attention thought of castigation; the catholic death walks off with her.

screws thee into his mou h at the which you marry, and the day on which • We confess we differ from our correspon- priest draws thee from his breast on

Theodectes.-Old age and marriage formation as to good eating and drinking; the approaching the sacristry ; the mathe- are similar things. We desire both to exces is the only evil. -ED.

matician describes thee in his circles as happen, and wisen they grant our re

uone.

quest, we are so ungrateful as to com- invariably has to contend against, and ment, and one of my companions took: plain.

which patience and perseverance alone an accurate drawing of the whole scene. Diogenes, (The Woman-Hater.)- If will enable himn to surmount; they in the animal he has been particularly you are youny, my friend, it is too were my companions for seven or eight fortunate, which has been wanted; for soon to marry; for liberty is sweet. days; afterwards I felt no inconveni- I never saw any thing bearing the least He must be a fool indeed, who de ence.

resemblance to a buffalo before. prives himself of this blessing in the * You can easily imagine the plea- • In the countries where these ani. flower of his days. If, on the other sure which a traveller feels at arriving mals chiefly resort, (grassy plaius,) the hand, you are old, what would you do at his encampment under such circum- natives are much more independent with a wife ? Be advised, friend, nei- stances.' This you will probably sup- than the others; having food and clothther to marry nor let it alone : remain pose to be a sheltered place, whereas ing easy to be provided. in suspense till to-morrow, and death its preparation simply consists in clear- * All the nations southward of this will settle the matter.

ing away the snow on the ground, and have suffered much this year, from the Cato, (as is said by Erasmus,) was placing thereon branches of pice, on prevailing diseases which have raged of opinion, that the happiest condition which the party spread their blankets, amongst them, and carried off many, esof man was to be free from wedlock. coats, &c. and sleep in comfort, with pecially children. They have now genes But, however, we read in another au- a large fire at their feet, though the rally recovered their strength, but not thor, that he was also of opinion, that thermoineter be forty degrees below their spirits which are always depressed though it is inconvenient to live with a Zero, and with nothing but the canopy on the loss of relatives. There was an wife, yet it is more so to live without of heaven to cover them. Here the instance of keen sensibility exhibited one; therefore, a wife may be justly voyager soon forgets his fatigues and here a few days ago by a whole tribe, termed a necessary evil.

cares; and, having supped, lolls, which would be scarcely excepted in Secundus.- A wife (says he) is the stretched at his ease, listening with such uninformed minds; they declined shipwreck of her husband--a tempest pleasure to the various narratives of his to pitch their tents this season on a spot at home--the death of quietness--the experienced companions, who usually where they had long been accustomed captivity of life-a daily cursema vo- expatiate at length on the never-failing to do, for fear the circumstance should luntary strife-a superfluous war-a subject of past adventures.

revive the moments of grief they had ferocious guest-a malicious animal- • I had a great treat on my rout in all experienced in the loss of many re, and a necessary evil.

seeing the huge and shapeless buffalo lations, or the place should remind

(or bison of Buffon,) and witnessing them of past pleasures iu the society of NORTHERN EXPEDITION. the different methods of obtaining friends whom they were never to see

them.

The most dextrous way is, again. This race of men, Chipewyans, Our readers are aware, that the ex- when a well-mounted rider dashes at are a mild, timid set of persons, expedition over land, towards the Polar a herd, singles out an animal, which cellently deseribed in Hearne and MacSea, under the conduct of Lieutenant he contrives to separate from the rest, kenzie's voyages. Frankliw, had arrived on the Athabas- and by managing his horse keeps him • The cold was inore severe than has ca Lake* in Jane last. Upon this apart; and whenever he can get suffi- been for many years. Both the old subject, the Gentleman's Magazine has ciently near for the ball to penetrate stagers and Indians have complained published interesting extracts from a the hide, he fires, though going at full very much. I have not experienced private communication, whence we se- speed, and seldom_fails in bringing more severity than I was prepared to lect the following passayes:

down 'bis mark. The principal dan- expect; when travelling, I could gene• The journey, a distance of eight gers on this service are, either that his rally keep myself warm by walking. hundred miles, was performed in two horse will fall into some of the nume- •You would enjoy the clear frosty months. I need not describe to you, rous holes which the badger makes, or nights : the stars appear with uncomwho are such a general reader, the that the enraged aõimal should turn mon brilliancy, but the weather is too mode of travelling with dogs and furiously round when wounded, and cold for making observations with sledgés; nor mention the inconvenien. gall bis horse, or succeed in dismount- any accuracy. The Aurora Borealis is cies produced by the severity of a ing him. When the herd are particu- occasionally very fine, and of the most North American #inter; but I will larly on their guard, horses cannot be variable kind, both in motion and coo' bear my testimony to the painful ini- used. The rider then dismounts, and lours:' tiation into the daily practice of walk-crawls towards the herd through the ing on snow shoes, the misery of pained snow, taking care to remain motionless CURIOUS EPITAPHS. ancles and galled feet, which a novice when any of them are looking towards • Athabasca Lake is situate in 59 deg. N. bim. You will easily imagine this ser

On Mr. Thomas Brown. lat.; and extends from 110 to 115 deg. w. vice cannot be very agreeable, when HERE lies Thomas Brown, who brown paper

made, long. It is surrounded by the dreary wilds of mercury will freeze, which is often the North America ; which is solely inhabited by cuse.

And making of brown paper was his trade. savage tribes of Indiana. It is bounded by the

• The Indians have another method On a Tomb-stone at Gunwallon, near Helston, Ochipeway Indians and the Great Slave Lake

Cornwall, on the north; by the Peace River, the Caribent by constructing a pound. The prin

Shall all we die ? Mountains, and the Strongbow Indians, on the cipal dexterity in this, consists in getwebt; the Great Athabasca River on the south; ting the animals once to enter the road

All die shall we? and by the dismal and solitary wilds of America way-fear then urges them on, and

Die all we shall. on the east.—Hudson's Bay is about one hundsed miles east of Athabasca Lake, and that many men are stationed at the head to

One Lawyer. great extent of territory is almost uninhabited dispatch them. We visited one of See how God works his wonders now and then, and unknown.

these places near an Indian encamp Hete lies a lawyo and an honest tau. “

We shall die all:

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