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But the flame that burns here, love, shall never


characters before we can speak decigrow dim, Though all hope has this bosom forsaken ;

Of the Hospital belonging to the Church of sively of his talents.

St. Maria, Annunziata, at Naples. Oh! then, whilst you are lavisbing smiles upon Lac pueris, Dotem innuptis, velumque pudicis, I and Fall suffers no fluctuation in the

HAYMARKET.-The comedy of Rise him, Spare a sigh for this heart that is breaking.

Datque medelam ægris hæc opulenta dornuo.
Hinc meritò sacra est illi quæ nupta, pudica,

public favour. Indeed, there is so
W. W. M.
Et lactans; orbis vera medela fuit. much genuine comic humour and so

much good acting in this piece, that it YESTERDAY.

On The shadowy form, whose fleeting smile

To infants, milk ;-med'cines the sick to heal; could not fail to be popular, So late endeared it to my heart;

To maids a portion ;-and to nuns a veil, Tuesday, O'Keefe's comedy of FontainNo longer shall that breast beguile, This wealthy house is sacred to her name,

bleau was performed, in which Mr. No more shall joy and peace impart.

Who for salvation into this world came.

J. R. P.

Leoni Lee sustained the character of But as it lessens on the view,

the lover, with considerable ability. And melts within the void of time,


Jones, in Lackland, did not lack a Shall memory the scene renew, And shew it always in its prime.

Written immediately after arrival at Oxford. house, for its approbation was decidedEach blessing Heaven bestows record,

Lo! where thy antique spires arise

ly bis. Oxberry's Tallyho was very Bid virtuous deeds as incense rise;

'Mid classic domes and cloister'd shade, good, and Miss Carew, Miss R. Corri, And haply be the sweet reward

I turn--and with admiring eyes

and Mrs. Tayleure, gave the few songs Of kindred spirits in the skies.

Court wisdom, that celestial maid !

in their parts, in very good style. The TO DAY. Here learning soars with eagle ken,

comedy was altogether well performed, Pleas'd let me trace the present hour,

As science holds her proud domain,

and elicited much applause. In gay delight and pleasure drest;

High converse with the deeds of men, And e'er the vision shall be o'er,

And knowledge her extended reign!

ENGLISH OPERA.—The Miller's Partake the joy that makes me blest.

There tufted groves and waving trees,

Maid increases nightly in attraction, Once more the light of day is mine,

In monumental grandeur peer,

The objection we stated in our last The night's oblivious shade is flown;

And far as thought extended sees

has been removed, and it may now be But soon shall dark'ning clouds combine

The god of each revolving year!

fairly considered as one of the most To form again his ebon throne.

O, lead my steps these bowers among, effective pieces of its character on the The treasures Nature's hand bestows,

Where poesy, immortal guest,

stage. On Wednesday, we saw for Speaking in the distant kindling ray ;

Seeks, from the crowd's ignoble throng, .

the-we do not know what time the And as the scene more vivid grows,

Calm peace and meditative rest!

admirable comic opera of Free and Appear to hint 'be wisé to-day.'

Let no intruding passions strain
To discord one discordant string,

Easy, and, we confess, we were as Say, what art thou, uncertain form,

But virtue and her sister train

much pleased as when it first allured That steal'st upon my waking sight;

O'er me her hallow'd influence fling. us by the double charm of vovelty and Art thou the distant airy storm

As wrapt in contemplation sweet,

humour. The accommodating ease of That follows in the train of night?

I pace thy studied winding maze, Wrench, the fretful misery of poor No, thou art not a shapeless dream,

Where no obtrusive eye may meet

Bartley, the arch playfulness of Miss For soon shall Time's unceasing wing,

The muse's melancholy gaze. Within the next reviving beam,

Kelly, and the simplicity of Wilkin

"With looks commercing with the skies,' Thy form to just proportion bring.

son, who has made Thomson's Seasons

Thus let me live and calmly die, But not for me that beam may shine,

almost as much laughed at as ad

All nature's incense gently rise, This tongue its joy no more may tell ;

Inspiring love and melody.

mired, all combine to render this one To-day alone is truly mine,

3d Aug. 1821.

HATT. of the most pleasing dramas on the The curfew may proclaim my knell.

stage; nor must we forget the lovely E.G. B. The Drama.

representative of Eugenia, in the per

son of Miss E. Blanchard, who made REMEMBER ME.

DRURY LANE.--Notwithstanding that us not even regret the absence of Mrs. IF e'er to distant climes to roam, Should, Sylvia, chance my lot to be,

the town was scarcely ever so depopu. Chatterly, who so long and so ably Oh! may those friends then left at home, lated of its fashionables, to say nothing sustained the character. And thou, 'bove all, remember me. of visiting

a winter theatre in the dog- SURREY THEATRE.-The benefits In life's bright spring we once were young, days, the Coronation still attracts good have commenced at this theatre, and, And Philomela from the tree

houses ; the exhibition of this splendid although very little novelty has been For us in plaintive warbling sung, Or seem'd to sing, remember me.

spectacle, at the present moment, might produced at them, yet the merits of

suggest much reflection for the moral. the respective perforiners and the poYes, sorrowing bird, remembrance still Lists to thy strain, so sad, so free ;

ist-an audience, principally dressed polarity of the stock pieces, have drawe And oft methinks yon murmuring rill in mourning for the death of a queen, good houses. Says, as it flows, remember me.

laughing and cheering a representation SADLER'S WELLS. Mr. Egerton The foods in icy chains confined,

of the crowning of the king. The Co- shows a good deal of bustling activity Greet the young spring, so dear to thee;

ronation is the sole ground of attrac- as well as good taste, in the pieces And every whispering breeze of wind

tion, for no effort is made to produce which, with rapid succession, he brings Sighs ʼmid thy grove-remember me. Thus, while all nature owns how sweet

any thing else worth seeing at the same out at this theatre. A burletta, foundA boon remembrance joys must be; time; this niggardliness in amusement ed on the farce of the Punnel, was exStill, dearest, tho' no more we meet, is the bane of our large theatres. On tremely well acted, particularly the Remember me-remember me.

Monday, a Mr. Power, from Dublin, part of Beatrice, by Mn. Egerton. And should it, at some distant year, made his first appearance in the charac- The French Hercules and the water. Be thine my humble tómb to see,

ter of Tristram Fickle, in the farce of piece add to the other attractions, and I ask not memory's useless tear, Enough,—that thou rememb’rest me.

the Weathercock, and was favourably insure a good portion of visitors every London, June 7th, 1821. ALPHEUS. received, but we must see him in other evening.

Literature and Science. mentioned, the briny fluid will imme- combined committee, the result of

diately strike into the most intricate which was, that the way led to the ruBy some recent American newspa- interstitial joints of every kind of meat, ived Monastery of Ter Apel, situated papers we learn that the New Monthly and by pricking the outsides of the on the provinces of Gromingen and Magazine, the Percy Anecdotes, and larger vegetables with any sharp instru- Drenthe : and we learn, that this opithe novels of Calthorpe and the Mys- ment, the acids, in the same way, will nion, against which no reasonable obtery, are reprinting in New York. instantaneously enter into every pore. jections have been made, was lately The two novels have also been pub- The outside of meat intended to be corroborated by proofs from ancient lished in Paris in French, by the gen- preserved fresh by pyroligneous acid, charters by Professor Y pey, of Grotintleman who translated the Scottish no

can be much better impregnated to gen University. Both those dissertavels sometime ago.

the depth of the meat's surface that is tions have been published among the A discovery has been recently required, than by the method propos- Dutch Tracts of the Institute. made of a new application of the air-ed, of dipping, soaking, or painting the It is but natural that the discovery pump. by Mr. John Oldham, of the joints with this acid and a brush. In of a way about eleven miles in length, Bank of Ireland, that promises to lead short, every thing that requires to be under ground, should strongly excite to soine useful advantages. The siz- partially or wholly impregnated with the public interest in Holland, as, from ing of paper in large quantities, as now the fluids to be appropriated to their the nature of the soil, the great popuusually practised by the manufacturer, respective uses, must always be effect- lation of the country, and the want of is a process tedious, uncertain in its ed infinitely better by this plan than ground in most provinces of the former effects, and destructive to its original any other at present known. A com- republic, scarcely any very ancient artexture. By the improved method the plete apparatus of this kind is now chitectural monuments remain at the difficulties and mischiefs proceeding erected in the printing-offices of the present day. It is to be regretted, from the causes stated, are effectually Bank of Ireland, for wetting bank- that it is impossible to lay open the obviated: thus, let paper of equal di- note paper preparatory to its being whole of the way, as any pit in that mensions, to any amount, from the printed on, that fully answers in prac- track of the turf-moors would, in a few coarsest to the finest substance, be pil. tice the end proposed. Ten thousand hours, fill with water. ed as evenly as possible, and placed sheets of the thionest description of within an air-tight vessel, in such a bauk-note paper, perhaps ever made, manner as to be prevented from float- is wet at once with scarcely any delay,

The Bee. ing upon any of the fluids to be used, and no loss or injury whatever is now Floriferis ut apes in saltibus omnia limant, that are then to be poured in, until the sustained, as formerly.-Mon. Mag. Omnia nos itidem depascimur aurea dicta.' pile is covered to the depth the paper

LUCRETIUS. Supposed Roman Bridge in Drenthe. occupies, but which should not entirely -The intelligence about the ancient Origin of Doggett's Coat and Badge. fill this vessel. When the lid is closely wooden way discovered in Holland, in - In the year after George I. came to fitted and fastened thereon, proceed to 1818, is very old, and wants much cor- the throne, Thomas Doggett, a comeexhaust the space over the fluid with a rection. Indeed, the first impression dian, who was zealously attached to suitable air-pump; the air within, on the Dutch newspapers made on the the House of Hanover, gave a waterbecoming rarified, will cause what is ininds of some respectable Antiquaries man's coat and silver badge to be rowcontained within the paper to rush out was, that this could be only the Roman ed for by six watermen, on the annion all sides to the top, which will co pontes longi minutely described by versary of that king's accession to the sequently escape with the rest through Tacitus : and, in fact, the similarity throne, and, at his death, bequeathed the valves of the pump by its continuo in many points was striking. Very a certain sun of money, the interest of

On re-admitting the at- soon, however, a different conjecture which was to be appropriated annually, niosphere, the fluid prevents the in- was laid before the public, which, it for ever, to the purchase of a like coat gress of the air again into the paper should be said, had been formed be- and badge to be rowed for in honour or substance to be saturated, and can fore the discovery was generally di- of that day. Doggett, as an author, only serve by the pressure natural to vulged; for the way itself had" long has left behind him a comedy, called it to force the denser element into the been known among the inhabitants of the Country Wake,' 1696, 410, which possession of every minute receptacle it, that spot, who chiefly are turf-diggers. has since been altered into a ballad previously yo tenaciously held. By This conjecture was, that it seemed to farce, under the title of Flora,' or this means every sheet becomes equal. be the path made by Bernard Van Hob in the Well.' He died in 1712. ly impregnated, without loss or injury Galen, Bishop of Munster, in one of David's Sow. As drunk as David's to the fabric; paper when made, can his wars against the Republic. In this sow,' a common saying, which took its be uniformly dyed any colour by the diversity of opinions, one of which re- rise from the following circumstance: same process. Also silk, flax, cotton, moved the date of its construction as one David Lloyd, a Welshman, who ånd woollen staples, either raw, spun, far as the first century of our æra, an- kept an alehouse at Hereford, had a or when woven, and in the most supe- other as near as the 17th: a committee living sow with six legs, which was rior manner. All kinds of animal and was formed out of the second and third greatly resorted to by the curious; he vegetable substances can be much bet- classes of the Royal Institute of Sci- had also a wife much addicted to ter preserved, than by the usual tedi-ences and the Fine Arts, at Amsterdam drunkenness. One day David's wife ous and uncertain method commonly (the second class belonging to the having taken a cup too much, and beresorted to of boiling, soaking, and Dutch, and the third to Classical Li-ing fearful of the consequences, (her pickling, air being the great enemy to terature). Another opinion arose in husband being in the habit of giving all such preparations. The air being the meantime, which was also adopted her a little discipline for her cure,) discharged in the first instance, as by Mr. Spandaw, the reporter of the I turned out the sow, and laid down to


sleep herself sober, in the stye. A said I. - Thank you,' said the be- Advertisements. company coming to see the sow, Da- mired traveller, I have a good longvid ushered them to the stye, exclaim-legged horse under me, who has carried J. LIMBIRD, BOOKSELLER ing 'there is a sow for you! Did any me through worse sloughs than this: 1 and STATIONER, 355, Strand, respectfully inof you ever see such another all the am only stopping to breath my nag, as

forms the public that a few complete sets of

The LITERARY CHRONICLE may still be while supposing the sow had reallộ been this is the firmest footing I have found had in boards, vol. 1., price 175, 6d.; vol. 2. there; to which some of the company, in fifty miles.'

price 11. 7s.6d. seeing the state the woman was in, re- Clerical Modesty. A correspondent

As above is published, plied, it was the drunkenest sow they assures is of the truth of the following w. CATHRALL, assisted by several Gentlemen

THE HISTORY of NORTH WALES.' By had ever beheld;' whence arose the

anecdote. We certainly cannot doubt of Literary Distinctiou, Quarto, price 3s. This saying, “ As drunk as David's sow.'

it, but as it may be found in our old Work is published occasionally, and will be Jack of Legs,-a tall long-legged friend Joe. Miller, it induces a suspi- completed in Twenty-one Paris. Each Part man; also a giant, said to be buried cion that the parson is a plagiaristic will be embellished with a Plate. in Weston church, near Baldock, in

• Vol. 1 and 2, price 123., 60.each, of wag: Hertfordshire, where there are two The clergyman who preached at dicated to the Interests of WALE3, and more

The CAMBRO-BRITON, a Miscellany, destones fourteen feet distant, said to be Winterbourne, a village in the west of particularly designed to disseminate ainongst the head and feet stones of his grave. England, a few Sundays ago, had read strangers a correct knowledge of the History, This giant, says Salmon, as faine goes, the liturgy and was about to ascend the Language, Antiquities, Manners, Poetry, and lived in a wood here, and was a great pulpit, but he found that he had left remerah Literature of that interesting porti on of

Great robber, but a generous one, for he his sermon at home. He whispered

-These volumes contain, amongst other matter, plundered the rich to give to the poor; the clerk for an expedient, when, on much rare information on the subjects above he frequently took bread for this pur- recollecting himself, he addressed his mentioned and especially with reference to the pose from the Baldock bakers, who parishioners in this manner:~My ancient LITERARY REMAINS of WALES, catching him at'an advantage, put out brethren, I have not my sermon with which are little known, and are yet of a na

ture so interesting and so valuable. his eyes, and afterwards hanged him me to-day, but I will read you a chap

It forms a principal object of The Cambroupon a kuoll in Buldock field. At ter out of the book of Job, which is Briton to furnish accurate translations of these, his death he made one request, which worth two of my discourses!'He did accompanied by illustrative remarks: and too was, that he might have his bow and so and gave general satisfaction. P.

much cannot be said of their importance, as

they tend to elucidate the early History of this arrows put into liis hand, and,

Sonnet, written last March, on its appearing Island: Price 23. sewed, shooting it off, where the arrow fell in evidence that her Majesty visited one of her REPORT of the PROCEEDINGS of the EIS. they would bury him, which being servants, supposed to have the plague.

TEDDFOD, or Congress of Welsh Bards, held at granted, the arrow fell in Weston Queen of our best affections! Is it so ? Wrexham, under the Auspices of the Cymmro. choreh-yard. About seventy years ago,

Flower of a warlike race, of high renown,

dorion in Powys, Sept. 13th and 14th, 1820Nursed in the purple, destined for a crown,

With an Appendix, containing the several Reá very large thigh-bone was taken out

solutious of the Society, an Abstract of the Acof the church chest, where it had lain How deep thy sympathy with human woe.

counts, and a List of the Members, with their many years for a shew, and was sold Thou to the tortured sufferer did'st go,

Donations and Annual Şubscriptiouş, 1820.

With Cliristian courage brave contagion's by the clerk to Sir John Tredeskin,

Price 2s. in boards, frown, who, it is said, put it up among the

POWYSION; 'see, Odlau ac Ynglynion a' And smooth the couch of pain, with softest

ddanfonwyd i Eisteddfod Gwrecsam, Medi 13, rarities of Oxford.


Where the hot breath of plague was felt to glow. Every Saturday Morning, price only Sixpence, Shenstone.--This poet used to thank

Hail, Caroline of Brunswick! Royal dame, God that his name was not liable to a

consisting of Forty-eight closely printed co-, Thron'd in thy bosom, love and pity dwell, lumns, being the cheapest Literary Paper expun; it has proved, however, obnoxious Those cheeks should wear the deepest dye of tant, to a Frenchman's rhyme, which is shame,

The LITERARY, CHRONICLE and WEEKLY something worse. M. Girardin has Who, hearing this, can still with rancour REVIEW.

Also, placed this inscription to his memory, Perversely seeking to impute a crime



price 10d.,-a Stamped Edition of the same To her, who soars where they can never climb | Work, with the Addition of a brief Summary This plain stone

of the News of the Week, which is sent on the To William Shenstone.

day of Publication, by all Newsmen, to all In his writings display'd TO READERS & CORRESPONDENTS.

Parts of the United Kingdom, Pastuge Free. A'mind natural,

The extensive circulation of the Literary At Leasowes, he laid

'Irish News' and a Countryman's Love Letter Chronicle induces the publisher particularly ti Arcadian greens rural. in our next.

recommend it to the notice of advertisers inter

M. in an early number. Firm Footing in America. -A travel

ested in giving publicity to works of Literature, ler, on his return from the state of at least a dozen Elegies on the late Queen, but, ences. He also submits, that no weekly publi

We have, during the last fortnight, received or subjects connected with the Arts and SciOhio, where he had been to purchase a as we believe there is but one feeling on the cation comes more immediately under the obfarm in that • land of milk and honey,' subject, and that has been already fully ex- servation of persons of taste and discernment, gave this account of the state of : pro- pressed in the two poems we have inserted, we and the work being one of permanent interest, mise Sir, as I was driving my teain, Eliza, J.P., a "True Brunswicker,' an ' In- placed in its columns

gives a valuable station to all advertisement I observed a hat in the path : I reach

dignant Englishman,' and No Parasite,' with ed with my whip-stick to take it up our other correspondents, who favoured us London :- Published by J. Limbird, 355, Strand, from the mud. What are you doing with their effusions, will accept this as 'our two doors East of Exeter Change; where advertise.

me nts are received, and communications for the with my hat?' cried a voice under it. apology.

Editor' (post paid) are to be addressed. Sold also

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, Liverpool, and by au Bookseller the inire, • Pray let me help you out,' I read" forth.'

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reflected how much the realities around clothed in soft raiments, wore jewelled me differed from what my fancy had turbans, and dwelt in palaces.-As now,

painted them. How some things surpass- bis haughty half-naked priests received Sketches of India. Written by: an ed, and some fell short of my foolish ex his offerings in temples of hewn and

Officer for Fire-side Travellers at pectations; and yet how natural, how sculptured granite, and summoned him to Home. 8vo. pp. 329. London, 1821. easy. all appeared All so fitted and rites as absurd, but yet more splendid and The author of the Sketches of India adapted by the hand of the bountiful and debauching than the present. His cot, has essayed to give what was much trey had deformed instead of decking the implements of husbandry or labour, the wanted, a familiar picture of Indian face of nature. It was late and dark when same as now. Then, too, he watered the scenery and manners;' and, if he has

we reached Poonamallee; and during the ground with his foot by means of a plank been less successful than he might have latter part of our march we had heavy balanced transversely on a lofty pole, or been, considering the excellence of his rain. We found no fellow-countryman drew from the deep bowerie (well) by : plan, yet he has done more than tour. to welcome us, but the mess-room was the labour of his axen, in large bags of ists generally accomplish. The work open and lighted, a table laid, and a leather, supplies of water to flow through was written at Fort George, where the crowd of smart roguish-looking natives the little channels by which their fields author continues to reside, and his work seemed' waiting our arrival to seek ser- and gardens are intersected. His chil

vice. has been transmitted to England for

dren were then taught to shape letters in publication; this is sufficient evidence of linen or any bedding, we sat down to

Drenched to the skin, without changes the sand, and to write, and keep accounts

on the dried leaves of the palm or cocoa, of its genuineness, did it not internally the repast provided; and it would have by the village-schoolmaster. His wife prove its authenticity beyond all doubt; been difficult to have found in India, per- ground corn at the same mill, or pounded if we except that the author is rather haps, at the moment, a more cheerful it in a rude mortar with her neighbour. intolerant in religion, and that he at- party than our's.

He could make purchases it a regular batempts to moralize too niuch, his work

• Four or five clean-looking natires, in zaar, change money at a shroff's *, or will be found of a very pleasing cha- white dresses, with red or white turbans, borrow it at usury, for the expenses of a racter, written apparently with the car-rings of gold, or with emerald drops, wedding or festival

. In short, all that the force of first impressions, and henee

and large silver signet rings on their fin- traveller sees around him of social or civi

gers, crowded round each chair, and lized life, of useful invention or luxurious with more vigour than could be ex- watched our every glance to anticipate refinement, is of yet higher antiquity than pected from the pen of a long resident. our wishes. Corries, vegetables, and the days of Alexander the Great. So His sensations on first arriving in In- fruits, all new to us, were tasted and pro- that, in fact, the eye of the British officer dia, and his account of the neighbour-nounced upon; and, after a meal, of looks upon the same forns and dresses, hood of Madras, are well described :- which every one seemed to partake with the same buildings, manners, and cus

No, -I shall never forget the sweet grateful good-humour, we lay down for toms, on which the Macedonian troops and strange sensations which, as I went the night. One attendant brought a small gazed with the same astonishment." peacefully forward, the new objects in carpet, another a mat, others again a sheet The docility of the elephant is well nature excited in my bosom. The rich or counterpane, till all were provided known, yet we cannot avoid quoting broad-leaved planlain; the gracefully with something; and thus closed our first one or two anecdotes on the subject :drooping bamboo; the cocoa-nut, with evening in India.

• While breakfast was getting ready, I that mat-like looking binding for every

• The morning-scene was very ludiamused myself with looking at a baggage branch ; the branches themselves waving crous. Here a barber, uncalled for

, was elephant and a few cainels

, which some with a feathery inotion in the wind; the shaving a man as he still lay dozing; there servants

, returning with a general's tents bare lofty trunk and fan-leaf of the tall another was cracking the joints of a man from the Deccan, were in the act of loadpalı; the slender and elegant stem of the half-dressed; here were two servants, one ing. The intelligent obedience of the areca; the large aloes the prickly pear; pouring water on, the other washing, a elephant is well known; but to look upon the stately bamian, with its earth-seeking Saheb's * hands. In spite of my efforts this huge and poweriul monster kneeling and reproductive drop branches; and to prevent them, two well-dressed men down at the mere bidding of the buman, among them, birds all strange in plumage were washing my feet; and near me was voice; and, when he bas risen again, to and in note-save the parroquet (at home, a lad dexterously purting on the clothes see him protrude his trunk for the foot of the lady's pet-bird in a gilded cage), here of a sleepy brother officer, as if he had his mahout or atendant, to help him into spreading his bright green wings in happy been

an infant under his care.

his seat; or, bending the joint of his hind fearless flight, and giving his natural and

Of the antiquity of the Hindoo man- leg, make a step for him to climb up beuntaught scream. These, and more than ners, he says,

hind, and then, if any loose cloths or cords I can name, were the novelties we looked While our forefathers were clad in fali oit, with a dog-like docility pick them , upon. My dream of anticipation realized wolf-skin, dwelt in caverns, and lived up up with his proboscis and put them up gave me a delight which found no express on the produce of the chace, the Hindoo again, will delight and surprise long after sion in words. I felt grateful that I had lived as now :-as now, his princes were it ceases to be novel. When loaded, this been led and permitted to see India; I wondered at my own ignorance, and at used by the natives of India when addressing * Sabeb, a gentleman, “Sir,” or “ Master," creature broke off a large branch from the

“Sbroff, an Indian banker, or money. the poverty of my imagination, whien lor speaking of their superiors.'



losty tree near which he stood, and quiet- and drawn by two showy horses, withi • As we passed back round the fort, we ly fanned and fly-flapped himself, with all long flowing manes.

were fortunate enough to meet Scindiah the nonchalance of an indolent woman of The women in Benares (for many of returning from the chace, surrounded by fashion, till the camels were ready. These high cast fetch all their own water) are all his chiefs; and preceded or followed animals also kneel to be laden.'

beautifully formed, wear garments of the by about seven hundred horse. Dis• It is generally known, that this noble richest dyes, and walk most gracefully. charges of cannon announced his approach, animal beats jungle for large game; and, But these are minor features ;-innumer- and a few light scattered parties of spearalthough we met with none, still I had the able Hindoo youth, of high cast, are sent men were marching before the main body. opportunity of seeing into how thick and hither for education. They have not col- We stopped our elephants just on one side apparently impervious jungle it will force leges or schools, but reside six or seven of a narrow part of the road, where the , its way. But it was the perfect in each brahmin's or pundit's house, and rajah and chiefs, with his immediate escort, manner in which she put up small game pursue the studies which he enjoins. must pass. that surprised me; carefully putting up There are eight thousand houses in Be- • First came loose light-armed horse, from the low tufted grass in which they nares belonging to brahmins ; what num- either in the road, or scrambling and nestle, those smallest of game-birds, the ber may receive students I know not ; | leaping on the rude banks and ravines quail. My companion killed from his perhaps not more than one thousand.' near; then some better clad, with the howdah in this manner, without dogs, both hares and black partridge, a few

We shall now only quote one or two quilted poshauk *; and one in a comyards only from the road-side.'

passages more; the first relates to the plete suite of chain armour; then a few Mahratta camp, near Gualior :

elephants, among then the hunting ele, Our traveller proceeded up the

phant of Scindiah, from which he had dis.

• It is not quite, perhaps, what you ex- mounted. On one small elephant, guidGanges to Benares; and he gives the pect: for it presents the appearance of an ing it himself

, rode a fine boy, a foundling following sketch of this ancient seat of immense village, or rather collection of protégé of Scindiah, called the Jungle Brahminical learning, and the present villages, with about a dozen chunained Rajal; then came, slowly prancing, a school of Hindoo theology :

buildings, shapeless, coarse, without any host of fierce haughty chieftains, on fine • The city is only to be visited on

air of ornament; and here and there many horses, showily caparisoned. They dart, horseback or in a palanquin. I decided, all of quick growth and late planting, but behind and round us, planting their long

small trees and hedges of the milk-plant, ed forward, and all took their proud stand tonjon, or open sedan-chair; as thus only yet giving the whole a fixed and settled lances in the earth,

and reining up their can you leisurely survey every thing,

aspect. At the second gaze, however, eager steeds to see, I suppose, our salaam. froin the extreme narrowness of the you see interspersed many tents and palls, Next, in a common native palkee, its castreets, and the crowds in them, through lines and piles of arms; in one range, a himself. He was plainly dressed, with a

Aags and pennons; in some parts, hutted nopy crimsom, unadorned, came Scindiah whom your way must be cleared by a po- large regular park of artillery ; in all the reddishi turban, and a shawl over his vest, lice-trooper in your front. ' In the heart of this strange city, you strings of camels, and a few stately ele- golden calean. We stood up in our how

open spaces, horses irregularly picketted, and lay reclining, smoking a small gilt or are borne through a labyrinth of lanes, phants. On the skirts of this large mass, dah and bowed; he half rose in bis palwith houses of six or seven stories bigh on

a few smaller and more regular encamp- kee, and salaamed rather in a courteous either side, coinmunicating with each other ments belonging to particular chiefs, with manner. At this there was a loud cry of above, in some places, by small bridges their followers better armed and mounted. all his followers near, who sung out his tithrown across the street. These houses The sounds, 100, of neighings, of drums, tles and the honour he had done us, &c. are of stone or brick; and many of them of horns, and fire arms; and, occasionally, And all salaamed themselves profoundly. are painted either in plain colours or the piercing trump of the elephant, min- • I looked down on the chiefs under stripes, or with representations of the Hin- gled in confusion with the hum of a popu- us, and saw that they eyed us most haughdoo deities. Every bazaar or street con- lation, loud, busy, and tumultuous, tell tily, which very much increased the effect tajning shops, you find a little, and but you, convincingly, the trade bere is war: they would otherwise have produced. a little, wider than the others. Shops here the manufactures are of arms.

They were armed with lances, scymitar, stand in distinct and separate streets, ac- Many years, however, has the Mah- and shield, creese and pistol ; wore, some cording to their goods and trades. In ratta camp happily been stationary. Nor shawls, some tissues, some plain muslin one, all are embroiderers in muslin, which is there treasure in the coffers, or energy or cotton; were all much wrapped in they work here in gold and silver most in the councils of Scindiah, who now clothing; and wore, almost all, a large beautifully; in another, silk-merchants ; stands a power, isolated, helpless, and fold of muslin, tied over the turban-top; in another are displayed shawls ; in some, without hope ever again effectually to set which they fasten under the chin; and shops filled only with slippers ; in one, it in motion. From a prodigious host, it which, strange as it may sound to those jewel-merchants; in the next, mere lapi- has dwindled in numbers greatly; in effi- who have never seen it, looks warlike, daries. Several contiguous streets are ciency and readiness of equipinent, still and is a very important defence to the. filled entirely with the workmen in brass, more: perhaps not more than seven thou- sides of the neck.' who make the small brazen idols; also sand mounted men are in his camp; about the various urns, dishes, vessels, lamps, three brigades of infanty; his artillery darrie Chieftain, who, with a large

Of the death of Seetoo, the Pinwhich the Hindoos require either for do- alone fine, and disproportionately so ; his mestic or sacred purposes. These shops stores miserably low.'

army, plundered the Deccan, we are make a very bright and showy, display;


• In traversing this rude irregular enand, from the ancient forms, various sizes

campment, the

• He escaped from the fortress of Asand patterns of their vessels, attract your horses picketted in circles with the rider's seergbur, a few days before our troops attention strongly: of the naked officiating brahmins indeed, spear planted in the ground at each head- invested it. Without followers, without

rope; men lying on their horse-furniture, friends, he crossed the Nerbuddah, and but you also see here a distinct class of pillowed on their

shields, or busy cook" directed his flight porthwards. A few wealthy brahmins, most richly dressed in ing, or cleaning their horses and arms.

days afterwards, his horse was found wanfine muslin, turbans, vests of the most Their women making fires, fetching was dering without a rider; and, on the borbeautiful silks, and valuableshawls. Their ter, and bringing in grass; their children der of the jungle, dear some bye-read, conveyances out of the city are the open of all sizes at play in the dust naked. native palanquins, with crimson canopies, All these were features, to the eye of the stuffed with cotton, so as to render it sabre

* A garment of cloth, or silk, quilted and or hackrees, sometimes very handsome, | European officer, strange and interesting. I proos."

we met were

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