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bound -- where from :" in the Mediterra. golden inscriptions. Lamps, ever light- beyond a doubt, that he regarded it as nean, all communication must be preceded, hang from the roof, and the turbeh- built on the site of ancient Troy. ed by the hoisting of the colours, and the dars, or keepers of the tomb, are con. • Till the last century the question recompliment, “ Buon giorno Signor Ca- stantly reading chapters of the Korán for mained undecided, as Strabo had left it; pitano e tutta la compagnia, buon giorno;" the repose of the soul of the sultans. Con- but in the year 1785, Le Chevalier, an while every question is ended by a " distantinople contains about twenty of these accurate and laborious traveller, discover. grazia," which is made to reverberate for turbebs, The Turkish burial-grounds ed a spot in the plain, or rather at the foot several seconds in the speaking trumpet.' are always placed near the towns, and, of Ida, which seemned better to answer the
Zea (Ceos,) where the art of weaving being kept clean and adorned with ver- description of the poet; it was a hill near sitk was first taught by Pamphila, who dure, are agreeable yet impressive ob- the village of Bounar-Bâshi, which he muide webs of it so fine that they jects; they are never imagined to be chose for his Pergamus; the river, which were compared to gossamer, and poeti- buted to their attractive appearance, than the Scamander, was now proved to be
haunted, a circumstance more to be attri- before every traveller had regarded as cally called a web of air, continues to to any strength of mind peculiar to the fol the Simoeis, and the former Simoeis re; carry on its original manufacture, but lowers of Mahomet. ,'Indeed, one can mained without a name; mych was said not to any considerable extent. The see no reason why the resting-place of our concerning the hot and warm sources of ladies of this island are far from being departed friends should be in the most the newly-found Scamander. Other traugly, but our author complains, that dirty and melancholy spots, or why their vellers, with an imagination less heated, the “free, not to say, indecent, pos- remains should be so often and so ́unne visited this spot; they found the distance tures which they assume when lolling cessarily disturbed.'
from Bournar-Bâshi to the Hellespont, on their dyvans, render their beauty tail, stained red, and stuck upon a pole, sources of the new Scamander, instead of
The Though.--The though is a horse's too great ; they discovered that the not attractive to a northern taste.' with a gilt knob at the top: this is one being one warm and the other cold, were We revert again to extract :
of the military ensigns of the Turks, and both warm; many difficulties were raised A Turkish Church-Yard at Scio (Chios.) the dignity of a vizir is determined by against the system of Le Chevalier, and
Near the town [Scio], on the sea the number of these horses' tails which he rebutted with warmth by his friends. shore, is seen a vasť burial-ground, ap-. is allowed to carry before him. Besides Two parties immediately divided the propriated to the Turks; the cause of its the though, each dozen of men has, when classic world; one contended for the being so extensive is, that their religion on march, a small standard, the number truth of the minute and often fancifal de forbids the burial of more than one person of which causes the army to be crowded tails of Le Chevalier; while others de on the same spot of ground; the graves with Aag-bearers, who in battle are worse nied the truth of many of the most imporare indicated by stones, inscribed with than useless; the Turkish soldiers think it tant facts brought forward by that. geogilt Arabic characters: they are shaded no disgrace to loose their colours, except graphist. Both parties were violent, and, with cypress, aloes, and the other trees by ing, however, the holy banner of Mohain- as generally happens in such cases, equimost nations regarded as expressive of med, which in battle is kept at a conve- vocation took the place of truth, passion grief. Vizirs and other great men have a nient distance from the field, and at the that of argument. kubbe, that is, a tower and monument first appearance of a defeat, is precipitate- • To conciliate the two parties is a tasks beautifully built, placed over their graves. ly removed. The Janissaries conceive which I have neither the wish nor the People of a middle station have two stones military glory to consist in a strenuous de talent to perform: I have too often expeplaced upright, one at the head, the other fence of their kettles and spoons.—Quid rienced, that when once discord has rear-, at the feet. One of these stones has the rides ? Is it more rational to place ho- ed her hrad in religion, in politics, or in name of the deceased, elegantly written; nour in the defence of a piece of tattered literature, argument is the last instrument to which is added, sometimes in prose, silk, or of a monstrous two-headed black to which resort must be had to check its sometimes in verse, a prayer of this or the eagle?'
influence-blustering ignorance generally Jike form, at the direction of the heir : Ilium and the Troic Plair. The pre-crushes one of the factions, and the tyranDamu Allaho halahi rahmataho,-nay cise site of Troy was long an object of dis- ny of the other necessarily ensures a tem! God shew eternal mercy to him. If a pute among the ancient critics ; Strabo, in porary quiet. When I visited the plain of mar is buried, upon the top of the stone is the thirteenth book of his geography, Hlium, I had heard but little of the dispute a Turkish turban; if a woman, another sort gives, a most accurate account of the in question. I, indeed, knew that some of ornament is placed there. The stone country, and after throwing forth many persons had endeavoured to prove the at the feet is the same in both. The se hints, which, in modern times, have been Trojan war a fable; but I rejected the pulchral chapels erected in memory of made good use of, leaves the question un- idea, as a Christian does that of infidelity, some saints of Islamism and of the sultans, decided. Demetrius, a native of Skepsis, from which, in future life, he guesses are called turbeh. These buildings are a town not situated far from Alexandria much harm may perhaps accrue, while generally placed in the gardens of the of Troas, passed his life in an unsuccess with certainty he knows that no bad efmosques, founded by these princes; they ful search for the spot, and only conclud- fects can ensue from his adhering to the are very richly adorned. The grave, ed that the town in his days called Ilium, tenets of his ancestors. If it be proved which is in the middle of the chapel, is could not be, according to the description that the truth of the main facts contained covered with a wooden chest, wrapped in of Homer, upon the same spot as the an- in the Iliad is chimerical, what will be red velvet; enriched with gold and pre- cient city of Priam,
come of the history attached to them? cious stones, and having different verses • This Ilium, of which the ruins are Are we to betray to all-devouring scepti. of the Koran embroidered on it; towards pretty well determined, was placed near the cism so many interesting records? If we the side where reclines 'the head of the sea; its Acropolis was shown as the Per. prove that Helen, that Paris, that Achilles, defunct monarch, is seen a piece of the gamus of Troy. To the north of the hill that Troy itself never existed, the interveil which has covered the shrine of Mec-on wbich it was erected, Aowed a small est felt in reading the works of Homer ca, (for no Moslem must be buried with rivulet, which they denominated the Si- must necessarily be diminished, the plea. out a piece of that sacred cloth,) over moeis; it united with a stream, or rather sure will be no longer so great, and the which is a muslio turban. Silver rails, river, which rolled its waters down the bard, whose poems have nearly exhaustincrusted with mother-of-pearl, surround plain from Mount Ida, and threw itselfed the whole fund of human knowledge, the grave, at the extremities of which are into the Hellespont; this river was called would be more neglected than even he
we lofty, chandeliers with tapers. The the Scamander. Pliny, in his geographi- now is.-- Apollo and the muses defend us interior of these chapels is magnificently cal description of the world, mentions this from so dire a misfortușe ! adorned with marble, porcelain, and modern Ilium in a manner which proves, • The scenery, as to the islands, the seas, the mountains, or; in a few words, as girding round his body a wide piece of Athenian monuments, and long, may, the to its general features, corresponds, cer- cotton, which hangs from his waist to his protecting genius of Greece defend it tainly as much as one can expect, with the ancles, and placing his feet in a pair of from the defiling touch of the Turkish description of Homer; Lemnos, Imbros, wooden clogs, to preserve them from the mason, and the no less destructive difapi.
Tenedos, Ida, the Chersonesus, and the burning heat of the floor, he proceeds dations of European virtuosi, Hellespont, are found in the same relative through several rooms, successively in- A Wedding at Athens. --' Every trasituation as a cursory reader of the Iliad creasing in warmth, to the interior cham- veller who has visited Athens for
a few would imagine them to be placed; the ber. This chamber is built in a circular days, returns, with a description of the plain itself, however, did not answer my shape, and covered by a cupola, in which weddings, burials, and christenings at expectations.--! did not, certainly, hope, there are many openings covered with which he assisted: whether during our to be able to distinguish the very walls of very thick glass, which gives a free passage stay Hymen had ceased to inspire the the town; as well might I have expected to the light, but not to the visual rays of Athenian youths, and death to strike, to have seen the Greek ships arranged the curious; a circular dais on the pave. æquo pede, I cannot determine ; but I upon the strand, or Hector and Achilles mert indicates the position of the caul- assure you, although we remained at striding over the fields ; but I thought I dron, which is immediately underneath; Athens more than a inonth, we witnessed should have seen some eminence worthy small fountains and inarble basins are seen no funeral, and were present at one wedof being the Pergamus—some river wor- at equal distances round the wall.' ding only ;---the happy couple was not of thy of being called the Scamander; the Temple of Theseus at Alhens.-- This the highest rank: that you should not, usual fate of classic travellers awaited me well-preserved ruin, as I before said, however, accuse my journal of being de - I was disappointed.
stands on a large open place, where a ficient in the article of matrimony, 'Tshall The water was so shallow that we rope maker was exercising his trade when add to this chapter of musty antiquity an found it impossible to land with dry feet; we passed : this spot is enlivened in the account of one of the most extraordinary the sailors offered to carry us on their evenings with the youthful games of many and ridiculous scenes I ever witnessed. backs to the shore ; the experiment was Athenian boys; it was near this temple, • It was on a Sunday afternoon; the first tried by an unfortunate Florentine, according to Pausanias, that stood Ptole-heat was excessive, and we were occupied who, during the whole royage, had suf- mey's gymnasium and the forum. A part in arranging our journal; my ear was struck fered much from sea-sickness, a disorder of the imple is now used as a church, with the monotonous sound of a Greek ever the subject of ridicule among sailors ; dedicated to St. George: it is closed by a tambour, and the noise of people húrryhe mounted the broad shoulders of one door made of flat iron bars, at which the ing through the street: I followed them, of our Istrian seamen, but hardly had he Turks, with most disgraceful impiety, and after turning through two or three rode fifty yards in this style, before a amuse themselves in trying the force of lanes, came to the spot whence the sound well-pretended stumble threw him head their muskets. In the chancel are the proceeded. Some dirty musicians, with long into the sea ;-"experientia docet," graves of threc English travellers, who a tambour, a fiddle, and a guitar, were we tucked up our trowsers, threw off our have paid the debt of nature in this coun- dancing, playing, and singing; after then stockings and shoes, and, with praisewor-try: one is that of the unfortunate Twed-came a Greek damsel, supported by two thy ardoar, waded to the land.'
dell ; by his side is buried a Mr. Walker, 1 grave matrons, and followed by a long Public Baths at Constantinople.- who fell a victim to a fever produced by string of dames hoary with age : she was The very frequent recurrence of ab- fatigue and heat. The inscription upon the bride, and notwithstanding the thierJutions, enjoined by the wisdom of Mo. Tweddell's grave is engraved in the true mometer stood at 96°, was covered with hammed, to preserve his followers from antique style, without stops or separa mantles and furs; her fingers' ends and the disorders produced in a warm cli- tions; it cannot be read without consi- joints were stained red; the lower part of mate by an accumulation of dirt on the derable attention and study: it is indeed her eyes was tinged with a blue colour, skin, has caused pious individuals to astonishing that men should be willing to and her cheeks were ornamented with erect fountains in alınost every street of the sacrifice to the mania of imitating the stars of black dye and leaf gold: a dịrty Turkish cities, and even on the border of very errors of the ancients, the striking urchin, walking backwards, held a mirror the roads, far distant from any town; the effect which so beautiful an epitaph would in such a manner that the young woman tomb of the founder is generally placed produce on every reader were ii legible. had her image constantly before her: in the neighbourhood, and is surrounded | A grave was digging for a Mr. Phillips, • They moved literally at a snail's space; with trees, which offer a delightful shade who had died while making the tour of the people threw from iheir windows and to the wearied traveller. These fountains the Morea: he had quitted Athens in doors bottles of orange water, which per'are generally built in the Moorish style, August, a time when disease rages with fumed the air, and the crowd, loud in and adorned with Arabic inscriptions. violence in the Peloponnesus ; relying their expressions of joy and congratula
* To the same precept of cleanliness we upon the strength of his constitution, he tion, augmented as we advanced, hurrymay attribute the number of warm baths had refused to follow the advice given ing round the bride, whose brow was seen in Turkey; every village has its him by the .consuls to defer his journey never bent with a frown, and whose lips hammam or public bath, and every large till the autumn: he departed, neglecting were never crossed with a smile during house is provided with the same conve- even to provide himself with medicine : the cereinony. nience. These thermæ are heated by a we saw his name scratched upon one of “The procession stopped at the house of subterraneous vault, which serves as a the columns of a temple in Arcadia, near the bridegroom; the bride was seated in furnace, and is filled with logs of wood, which the peasants told us he was seized an arm chair, and placed on the right above which, and immediately below the with a fever, which threw hiin into deli- of the house door : 'on the opposite side marble pavement of the building, is a large rium: we recorded his premature death was seated her husband, his hairless head cauldron of water, which is kept in a con- under his name. By the uneducated, uncovered ; by him stood a Turkisir barstant state of ebullition ; tubes placed in both Greeks and Mohammedans, it is ber, holding in his hand a circular lookingthe interior of the walls carry off the imagined that after interment the body of glass (similar to that with which Venus is steam, while others furnish the interior a Frank is conveyed by some invisible represented) and other shaving instru. with hot water from the cauldron, and power to his native land.
ments: the music continued playing, and with cold water from a contiguous cistern. The Theseum is comparatively small, the crowd shook the air with their shouts.
The bather, having paid to the keeper of but its effect is striking : in shape it is si- Each, placing a few parats on the barber's the bath the price of entrance, is shown milar to the Parthenon: the beautiful looking-glass, sprinkled with orange wa into a square room, along the walls of frieze with which it is decorated, repre- ter the face of the bridegroom, and which runs a wide seat, covered with sents part of the histories of Hercules and kissed him on the forehead and the eyes": cushions; he here leaves his clothes, and Theseus : it is most entire of all the l the money thus collected was to procure
a comfortable establishment for the young Pipe; by these means, even in the seves | ice, which it was necessary frequently to people; I subscribed my share, bút pre "ty of the winter, we could generally en-scrape off ; but we never, to my know. ferred dispensing with the kisses. A sure a crop at the end of the sixtb or se-Iledge, witnessed the conversion of the Greek, an old man, whose age was a suf-venth day after sowing the seed, which, vapour into snow, during its fall.'. ficient excuse for the joke, pushed me to by keeping several boxes at work, would wards the bride, whoin I was consequently give to two or three scorbutic patients heard in the open air, during the con
The distance at which sounds were obliged to salute amidst the loud cheers nearly an ounce of salad each daily, even of the assemblv:-how the ceremony end. though the necessary econoiny in our
tingance of intense cold, seems almost ed I cannot tell you. as the day felt, and coals did not allow of the fire being kept incredible. Captain Parry says, people I returned home ere all had embraced the in at night. Had this been allowable, have been distinctly heard conversing bridegroom.'
and a proper apparatus at hand for the in a common tone of voice at the dis(To be continued.)
purpose, there is no doubt that it might tance of a mile; and he heard a man
have been raised much more rapidly: singing to himself, as he walked along Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery specific a very small quantity of fresh ve
and those who are aware how perfect a the beech, at even a greater distance ona North West Passage from the getable substance is for the scurvy, will, than this.” Another circumstance oca Atlantic 10 the Pacific, performed perhaps, agree with me in thinking that curred scarcely less curious: the smell in the Years 1819-20, in His Majes such an apparatus would form a very va of smoke was felt so strong at a distance ly's Ships Hecla and Griper, under luable appendage to be applied occasion of two miles, leeward of the ships, that the Orders of William Edw. Parry; ally to the cabin-stove. The mustard and it impeded the breathing. This showsto R. N., F. R. S. and Cominander cress thus raised were necessarily colour. what a distance the smoke was carried of the Expedition.
less, froin the privation of light, but, as horizontally, owing to the difficolt
far as we could judge, they possessed the with which it rises at a very low tempe(Continued from page 310.)
ame pungent aroinatic taste as if grown CAPTAIN COok was
one of the first under ordinary circum-lances. So effec-rature of the atmosphere. On the 15th navigators that preserved his crew in tual were these remedies in Mr. Scallon's of February the thermometer was at
This was the most good health, , amidst all the variations case, that, on the ninth evening from the 55° below zero. of climate, to which a vorage round attack, he was able to walk about on the severe cold during their stay in Wine the world exposed them; to Captain
lower deck for some time, and he assured ter Harbour; and, although the of
me that he could then “run a race." ; Parry no less praise is due, for his at
tirers amused themselves with freez
On the morning of the 1st of January, ing mercury and beating it ont on an tentions in this respect; and he had the a halo, whose radius was 22° 30', with anivit, (such was the intensity of the gratification of sreing every officer and three paraselence, which were very lu- cold) yet not the slightest inconveniman on board both ships, (with only minous, but not tinged with the pris- ence' was suffered from exposure to the one exception out of ninety-four per-matic colours
seen about the sons) return to their native country
open air, by a person well clothed, as moon; and, on the following day, the long as the weather was perfectly calm ; as robust health as wheu they left it, same phenomenon occurred, with the but in walking against a very light after an absence of nearly eighteen addition of a vertical stripe of white wind, a smarting sensation was expe. idonths. Even the scurvy, so fatal a light proceeding from the upper and rienced all over the fare, accompanied xcourge in high northern latitudes, was lower limbs of the moon, and forming, by a pain in the middle of the fore, kept under or subclued in a most re with part of the horizontal circle, the lead, which soon became rather severe.' markable manner. The first instance of this disease occurring was in the heafter, the aurora borealis was seen ; but tion of ice, formed in the harbour, from
appearance of a cross ; and a few days As a specimen of the average proporginning of January, 1820, when Mr: peither the magnetic needle nor the September to March, it is stated that Scallon, the gunner, was afflicted with it. This was found to have been occa- slightest degree affected by it.
gold leaf of the electrometer were in the where the depth of water was four for sioned by the deposit of moisture in his
thoms and a quarter, the ice was found
Captain Parry and his crew did not to be six feet and a half thick, and the bed-place; and here we may mention another instance of the equality of the even when 49• degree below zero, We have already stated, that some of experience those effects from the cold,
Blow on the surface eight inches deep. dangers shared by all--that from the si- which preceding voyagers have stayed: the crew were absent for four days from tuation of the officers' bed-places, moins such as, the dreadful sensation said to the ships, having rambled to a consi rapidly in them than in those of the air is inhaled at a very low temperature; Peter Fisher, u seainen of the Griper, ture and ice accumuluted much more be produced on the lungs, when the derable distance, and lost their way. mėn. The means adopted for the re. covery of the gunner will afford u'good roon is charged, condensing into a or the vapour with which an inhabited
was of the party, and had scratched on hiot to voyagers, and even to those
a stone the initials of his name. Of shower of snow, iminediately on the "Gentlemen of England, who live at bome at opening of 'a door or window. He
this seaman there is an interesting
anecdote:And little think upon the dangers of the seas.'
This goes much beyond any thing that • When Mr. Fife and his party returned Every attention was paid to Mr. Scal: we had an opportunity of ob erxing from that excursion, it was a maiter of sur don's case by the medical gentlemen, and What happened with us was simply this: prise to us, to see how fresh Fisher was all our anti-scorbutics were put in requi- on the opening of the doors at the
top and and how little he seemed to regard what
had happened, as any thing out of the principally of preserved vegetables, soups, pour was immediately condensed by the common way, of which, indeed, the cir: lemon juice and sugar, pickles, preserved sudden admission of the cold air, into a cumstance just related, is also a proof Currants and gooseberries, and spruce visible form, exactly resembling a very When asked, on his first arrival on hoard baise a small quantity of mustard and cress nels of the doors and bulk-heads, and im- upon, "' lived upon," said Fisher, dryliya
in my cabin, in small shallow boxes filled mediately froze, by which means the lat- the Duke of Wellington never lived so with mould, and places along the stove- I ter were covered with a thick coating of well..
We had grouse for breakfast,
grouse for dinner, and grouse for supper, , being suspended by a triangle made of the largest of the herd, and constantly to be sure!",
three spars; one cut being made on the drove the others away when they a!teniptOn the 12th of May, some ptarmi-outer part of the trench, and a second ed to stop. The birds seen by our peogans were seen, which were hailed as å within an inch or two of the bends, in or- ple were many brent.geese and ptarmisure omen of returning summer. Se der to avoid injuring the planks. A small gans, several golden plovers, one or two veral meu went out on shooting ex- portion of ice being broken off now and boatswains” (L.estris Parasiticus), and
One or cursions, and being exposed for several Hoated to the surface, and was hooked
out two mice (Mus Hudsonius) were caught; hours to the glare of the sun and by piecemeal. This operation was a cold like several others we had seen, these were snow, became affected with that pair- and tedious one, and required nine days turning brown about the belly and head, ful infummation in the eyes, called in to complete it. 'When the workmen had and the back was of a dark grey colour. America snow-blindness:
this morning completed the trench within In every part of the island over wbich we , * This complaint, of which the sensa. ten or twelve feet of the stern, the ship travelled, the holes and tracks of these tion exactly resembles that produced by suddenly disengaged herself from the ice little animals were occasionally seen; one large particles of sand or dust in the eyes, to which she had before been firmly ad- of thein, which Serjeant Martin ran after, is cured by some tribes of American In- hering on the larboard side, and rose in finding no hole near, and that he could dians, by holding them over the steam of the water about ten inches abast, and not escape, set himself against a stone, as warin water; but we found a cooling nearly eighteen inches forward, with a if endeavouring to defend bimself, and bit wash, made of a small quantity of acetate considerable surge. This disengagement, the serjeant's finger when he took hold of of lead mixed with cold water, more effi- to which the sailors naturally applied the him. cacious in relieving the irritation, which term “ launching,” confirmed my suppo
As the weather got warmer, the was always done in three or four days, sition, that the ship was held so fast by crews were enabled to procure a good even in the most severe cases, provided the ice, as to make it dangerous to alter supply of sorrel, which grew very ra-' the eyes were carefully guarded from the naterially the stowage of the holds, but I pidly near Winter Harbour; the sportslight. As a preventive of this complaint, in a manner the very reverse of what I had inen began to be successful, and a toa piece of black crape was given to each apprehended.' man, to be worn as a kind of short veil
lerable quantity of fresh provisions were attached to the hat, which we found to be
In the beginning of June, Captain thus procured.' The total quantity obvery serviceable; a still more convenient Parry, accompanied by a party of offi- tained for the use of the expedition inode, adopted by some of the officers, cers and men, set out on a journey during their stay upon the shores of was found equally efficacious; this con across Melville Island, to the northern Melville Island, nearly a period of sisted in taking the glasses out of a pair of shore; and they returned to the ships twelve months, was as follows:-three spectacles, and substituting black or green by a different route, on the 15th. The musk-oxen, 24 deer, 68 hares, 53 geese, crape, the glass having been found to heat island was thus very satisfactorily ex- 59 ducks, and 144 ptarmigans, atfordthe eyes and increase the irritation.' plored. The journey was, however, ing, in the whole, 3766 pounds of mest.
On the 17th of May, the operation unproductive; the soil is generally bar- (To be concluded in our next.) of cutting the ice round the Hecla ren, though, in some places, rich and was completed, and the ships were abounding with the finest moss. Ve The North Georgia Gazetle, and Winooce inore fairly a-float. This was getation only exists in some places, peformed in the following manner :- and the botanical collections were
ter Chronicle. 4to. pp. 132. Lon• The ice alongside the ships was very limited. Game was more abun
don, 1821. found to be six feet thick, being about dant near the sea than inland. The of the amiable character of the com
This work furnishes a pleasing instanre eighteen inches less than the average tracks of deer and musk oxen were nu- inander of the late expedition, and of thickness of it in Winter Harbour, owing merous and recent; and one deer fol, the good nature and social cheerfulit round the ships for some time after the lowed the party for some time, and commencement of the winter, and in part
, gambolled around them at a distance mess which must have reigned ainong perhaps, to the snow with which it had of only thirty yards. On the 13th of his little band of adventurers under there been thickly covered. We began June
circumstances so novel and appalling by digging a large hole under the stern, • The sportsmen went out early in the as they had to encounter. To relieve being the same as that in which the tide morning, and soon after met with a musk- the tedium of a winter passed in the pole was placed, in order to enter the ox feeding on a spot of luxuriant pasture- arctic seas, and to keep alive the errsaw, which occupied us nearly two days, ground, covered with the dung of these thusiastic spirit of the crews, the office se only a small number of men being able to animals, as well as of deer. They fired adopted two expedients : those of openwork at it. In the mean time, all the at him from a considerable distance, with ing a theatre and commencing a weekly snow and rubbish was cleared away from out wounding him, and he set off at a very newspaper, to be furnished with origithe ship's side, leaving only the solid ice quick pace over the hills. The musk-ox nal contributions only. The manageto work upon; and a trench, two feet' has the appearance of a very ill-propor-ment of the theatre was confided to wide, was cut the whole length of the tioned little animal, its hair being so long Lieutenant Beechey, who painted the der, keeping within an inch or two of the three inches in length; "they seem, indeed, scenery; and Captain Sabine underbends, and taking care here and there to to be treading upon it at every step, and took the charge of editing the paper, leare a dike, to prevent the water which the individual in question actually did so In the proposals, it was recominended might ooze into one part from filling up in some instances, as the hair was found in that an anonymous siguature should be the others in which the men were work- several of the foot-tracks. Wben dis- affixed to each communication, and ing. In this manner was the trench cut turbed and hunted, they frequently tore that the handwriting should be effecwith axes, to the depth of about four feet up the ground with their horns, and turn-tually disguised, to ensure the most for the saws to cut, except in those places suers, but they never attempted to attack rigid in partiality in judging and sewhere the dikės reinained. The saw be any of them. Our-gentlemen also met lecting the articles for insertion.
The ing then entered in the hole under the with a herd of twelve deer, three only of editor's letter-box was placed on the stern, was worked in the usual manner, which had horns, and they were much I capstan of the Hecla, and the first nuca
ber of the North Georgia Gazette was That swift impels us to Britannia's shore, with the constellations of the Zodiac. published November 1, 1819, and the To love, to friendship, and our homes nuce Pegasus was the next wnich appeared, and work reached to twenty-one numbers.
the deponent, without more ado, resolved The whole of these are now republished,
There is great beauty as well as to mount him, and at once to enrich the and no alteration has been attempted
much true poetry in the following lines, Chronicle by a ride to Parnassus—but in the respective papers in preparing which are anonymous:
this attempt had near cost him his life, for
he had scarcely mounted, when Pegasus them for the press. They consist
• Lines suggested by the Brilliant Aurora,
threw hiin clean over his head, and disloof letters, poems, dramatic critiques, High quiv'ring in the air, as shadows fly,
Jan. 15, 1820.
cated his right shoulder. The deponent and other light effusions, all relating to the northern lights adorn the azure sky.
being thus scurvily treated in his fight the events of the day. They must be Dimm'd by superior blaze, the stars retire, among the stars, had nothing left for it but severe censors, indeed, who would sub- And heav'n's vast concave gleams with sportive to return to the earth. Here he may be
fire. ject a work written under such circum
said to have traversed the terraqueous stances, to the test of rigid criticism. The crimson, purple, and ethereal blue,
Soft blazing in the east, the orange hue, globe in search of a subject, but none has Some of the poetical pieces, however, Form a rich arch, by floating clouds upheld,
yet offered itself. The deponent having
made this declaration, leaveth his case to possess considerable merit, and prove High poised in air, with awful mystery swelld; the justice and clemency of the court, that even an arctic winter cannot chill From whose dark centres, with unceasing roll
conscious that though his name has never true genius. We shall quote one or Their varied hues, slow waving o'er the bay, Rich coruscations gild the glowing pole.
yet appeared in the paper, not one of the two of these pieces without further Eclipse the splendoar of the dawning day;
contributors has ever gone farther than comment: Streamers in quick succession o'er the sky
himself, in search of matter for its sup6 ADDRESS
From the arc's centre far diverging fly; On the Opening of the Theatre Royal, North Pencils of rays, pure as the heaven's own light, The following extracts are not with
Georgia, written and spoken by Mr. Wake- Dart rapid upward to the zenith's height. out point:ham.
Transfix'd with wonder on the frozen food, • Hostilities in the North. General Repos'd from war-triumphant in the field, Where rescu'd Europe's destiny was seal’d;
The blaze of grandeur fired my youthful blood; Frost continues to prosecute the siege of No foe to combat on the rolling wave,
Deepin th’o'erwhelming maze of Nature's laws, Fort Nature with every demonstration of No injur'd monarch that her sword might save,
'Midst her mysterious gloom, 'I sought the vigour. The approaches have been push
cause ; 'Twas still our much-lov'd country's glorious But vain the search ! inscrutable to man
ed to the foot of the Glacis and some claim
horn-works which covered it destroyed, Thy works have been, O God! since time but the defences of the body of the place To stand pre-eminent, unmatch'd in fame,
began, And in the paths of science yet to find And still shall be — Then let the thought ex- impossible to effect a breach, and the un
are yet so numerous, that it is considered The liberal plan to benefit mankind.
pire ; Far in the north an unknown region lay, As late the splendours of Aurora's fire
remitting vigilance of the garrison preWhere growing ice congeal'd the liquid way; To dark oblivion sank, in wasting flame's
cludes all hope of starving them; but vaYet bere it seem'd Columbia's bending shore, Like the dim shadows of departed fame!.
rious sallies have taken place, and maoy Stretch'd westward, heard Pacific Ocean's roar. Full oft in earlier days had Britons tried
of the defenders have fallen; on the other,
Of the articles in prose, we cannot To force a passage through the arrested tide, speak so highly, though some of them hand, masses of the general's troops are
almost daily captured, and those who But tried in vain, tho' with intrepid skill are not destitute of merit. There is, escape the steel are given over to the Persisting long, in spite of ev'ry ill.
among other articles of intelligence, Aames *. By happier fortune led, 'twas ours to prove Thus far, uncheck'd by land, the waters rove,
such as deaths, accidents, and offences, • The Army of Observation + has been And ice-encumber'd here to win our way
&c. a· Law Report in the Court of a particular object of attack, but the 'Mid the long sunshine of an arctic day. Common Sense, in the cause of Editor only advantages which have as yet re. But now for coming storms and frigid air,
Non-Contributors.' Counsellor, sulted, are the burning of one or two of Approaching winter bids us well prepare : Puzzlewell produces affidavits froịn se
the bridges of communication, whose deThe sun retiring, searce illumes the sky;
fence had not been properly attended to. Swift driving snows in circling eddies fly, veral of the defendants; ove, that of
The general's opponents are, however, And soon no gladd’ning ray shall gild our noon,
• Sinon Sidroppel,' we quote :- not idle, and his posts are incessantly anBut from the radiant stars, or changing moon. This deponent maketh oath and saith, noyed by red hot shot 1. Skirmishes hapWhile thus inactive we are doom'd to stay, that being from the beginning extremely pen every day, and frequent enterprises To cheer the ling'ring hours—behold a play. desirous to contribute towards the supportare atteinpted by the besiegers, but they And thu' we boast not power by scenic art of The Winter Chronicle, he was deterTo warın the passions or affect the heart,
are generally defeated with loss, although Yet here secure we tread-no critic's eye
mined to search the heavens and the earth it is said, that affairs have occurred, in Is bent, with eager gaze, each fault to spy ;
for a subject; and, therefore, betook which they have actually surprised their Amusement all our aim, if that succeed,
himself to the study of the globes, in foes in bed. Our wish is gain'd-nor ask we other meed.
hopes of there stumbling upon something Stratagem forms, apparently, a faBut, when emerging from stern Winter's tomb, suitable to his purpose. The deponent vourite part of the general's sysiem, as a Reviviug Spring shall chase the dreary gloom,
devoted his first attention to the celestial relation of bis, with several adherents, And genial warmth, expanding o'er the plain, globe, and earnestly invoked the assist- were lately found concealed in the waterPour melting snows in torrents to the main, ance of every constellation thereupon de casks, and at present remain in " durance When rustling winds, with all resistless sweep, lineated, but without success.
The Great vile." Unlock the fetter'd surface of the deep
Bear treated him in a manner too rude to • On a recent occasion, this officer is Then with new ardour will we onward hie, be repeated, and the Little Bear (like a reported to have displayed a degree of To seek a passage 'neath this polar sky;
dutiful cub,) followed his example. TauFirm in our leaders' care, who still have shown
An allusion to the masses of snow which rus tossed him, Aries butted him, and he The great resolve, the daring deed their own.
were melted in the coppers for a supply of Nor--if that Power, whose providential sway was thus left sprawling between Castor
water.' The burping suns and meaner orbs obey, and Pollux. This malicious pair of
+ The individuals engaged in celestial obApproving smile-will we the task give o'er
rogues pretending friendship, led the deservations, whose noses were frequently frostTill southem surges round our vessels roar;
ponent on imperceptibly, till he found bitten by coming in contact with the teleThen with glad sails we'll plough the foaming himself in the claws of Cancer, who
scopes.' pinched him most unmercifully, and de. I'Heated shot that were employed to warm Delighted, list'ning to the swelling breeze termined him to have nothing more to do the officers' cabias.".